Author Archives: Steve Dayton

Abraham Dayton’s “circumstances”

Even though I’ve alluded to Abraham Dayton’s 1710 “circumstances” in two past posts—on December 13, 2016 and on January 12, 2017, it remains a most absorbing and baffling mystery—certainly one not easily ignored, and part of a much larger story. … Continue reading

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Thank you

Thank you for your patience and for your notes of encouragement while I’ve been sidelined the last few weeks. I think I have turned the corner now, after a few complications, and I am feeling better as I start physical … Continue reading

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Dayton Histories

Along with our decision to publish our research came the recognition that we were not equipped or resourced to expand much beyond our own narrow line from Ralph, beginning with Samuel. It became our larger vision that other Ralph Dayton … Continue reading

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Away for a few days

NOTE: I will not be able to respond to emails for a few days (or until the drugs wear off). About 35 years ago, my motorcycle and I collided with a car and after all these years, I will be … Continue reading

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At Northampton

In the May 30 post entitled Ralph and Mary at Towd, we talked about what is probably the false assumption that Ralph and Mary lived at Southold. I had often wondered why this idea was popular and now I think I … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton: Merchant, Freighter or Other?

In the last post, the idea of Samuel as a “freighter” was presented. Although the definition of freighter has evolved in the past three hundred years, its meaning used to include a person who loads, receives, or forwards goods for transport. … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton’s sons share adventure

I have advanced the theory that Samuel Dayton was, for a time, in professions that took him to many harbors along both sides of the sound, the forks and ocean coast of Long Island, and perhaps to neighboring states. I … Continue reading

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