Author Archives: Steve Dayton

Ralph stopped briefly in Southampton

I have been pondering an often-repeated statement that when Ralph Dayton left New Haven, he “stopped briefly in Southampton” on his way to East Hampton. Another popular version says he “stopped briefly in Southold and Southampton.” Since it has become … Continue reading

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Happy 400th Anniversary

Thanks to the descendants of Wilber Dayton Jr.        

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Dayton Family and AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies

With season 4 of Turn: Washington’s Spies beginning in just two days, here’s a little bit of information about our ancestors in Brookhaven and Setauket in relation to the story as depicted in the AMC series. For me, it gives … Continue reading

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Paperback on Sale Now

The paperback is now being offered by major booksellers for $19.95.

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John Youngs at Southold

The June 4 post should have mentioned that John Youngs’ church settled the plantation of Southold (Long Island) in 1640 “in combination with New Haven.” So, if there was some way to reconcile concurrent records of Thomas Baker at Milford, … Continue reading

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400th wedding anniversary of Ralph Dayton and Alice Tritton next week!

I had been saving this post for June 16, but it might be more fitting to post now as a reminder, in case anyone else wanted an excuse for a family celebration. We’ve already heard of one planned celebration in … Continue reading

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Thomas Baker of Southold?

In History of Southold, L.I. Its First Century, Whitaker included Thomas Baker prominently in his list of inhabitants of Southold. Whitaker provided no source and, despite our rather lengthy search, no other author was found who spoke of Baker at Southold. Whitaker said, … Continue reading

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