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 were both employed at Taylor University where I was an Institutional Research Analyst and she remains Dean of Arts, Humanities, Business and Higher Ed.
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 made with 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.