The next few posts continue to be inspired by Pilgrims and Philbrick’s book, but will also be relevant with Puritans such as the Dayton family of Connecticut and Long Island.
Even though we knew beyond a doubt, the first few lines of Mayflower ancestry were made official this summer by a cousin Deane Dayton.
In case you didn’t know—if you are a descendant of David Dayton and Chloe Skiff(e), you may not be aware that you have at least four Mayflower ancestors through Chloe’s father, John. They are: John Tilley, Joan Hurst Rogers, Elizabeth Tilley and John Howland. If you are a descendant of Charles Dayton (son of Henry Dayton) and Nancy Goodnow of Hadley NY, you are also a descendant of Mayflower “strangers” John Billington and Francis Billington.
We have additional Mayflower lines on my mother’s side and I encourage you to investigate your own.