About me

I’ve been told that I need to introduce myself, so here goes—
My name is Steve Dayton. I was born and raised near the headwaters of the Hudson River, in the Southern Woodlands portion of the Adirondack Park, NY. It is a beautiful area and was home to my ancestors back to the 1790s.
My undergraduate degree is from Marion College in Indiana and graduate certification in Institutional Research is from Penn State. I met my wife in Indiana and we remained here to raise our family, although we visit the Adirondacks at least once every year. We are both employed at Taylor University where I am an Institutional Research Analyst.
I love history and family but, as I’ve said elsewhere, I do not consider myself a writer or an academic so the decision to take on the project was not made without introspection and humility. That being said, we did make an effort to uphold a high standard of accountability, documenting sources whenever possible and identifying supposition as such.

4 Responses to About me

  1. Cheryl devokaitis (new foberg) says:

    Hi steve, I am cheryl devokaitis daughter of Marion Dayton fuller, granddaughter of Alice Marion Dayton fuller, gr granddaughter of Ashley bascom dayton. My mom created our family tree about 50 yrs ago and we cherish it! Because computer tech wasn’t avail back then, she only went so far. My son and I just researched our ancestry and discovered that Samuel daytonnis my 8th gr grandfather we are planning a trip to Long Island in the near future.


    • Steve Dayton says:

      Hi Cheryl. Very nice to meet you. Congratulations on your research! I am always amazed when I hear about people like your mother, before the computer age, who produced such work! Are you a descendant of Samuel, son of Ralph and Alice? I ask just because early Daytons were notorious for using the same names time and again. I am really curious which son of Samuel is part of your line?
      I’ll ask my brother if he is familiar with your line.


  2. eric genova says:


    Happy to find this site. If my research is correct, Ralph Dayton is (possibly) my 9th great grandfather. Do you maintain a family tree on any of the prevailing lineage sites that are open for others to view and validate against their findings?

    Very happy to meet you and I hope to hear from you soon.


  3. Steve Dayton says:

    Hi Eric. Nice to meet you. I do not have anything like that. Let me check with a few people and I’ll get back with you.


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