Paperback is available now for $19.95!
The first edition of the hardcover book Our Long Island Ancestors was published in March 2016 using IngramSpark Publishing. The 450 page compilation contains all known records that document the descent of the authors’ line-six generations of Daytons on Long Island, from Ralph Dayton through Samuel, Abraham, Henry, to David Senior and David Junior (from about 1588 to 1807).
The extensive study includes critical, original research and examination of existing claims, with effort to label conjecture and theory as such, and to present alternative interpretation. The authors consulted primary sources and interviewed professional historians (cited).
Also included are 45 pages of introduction and contextual information in England; 49 images and illustrations including maps, drawings, figures, location photos, original documents and entries; 14 pages Work Cited; 7 pages Vital Statistics for spouses and children, with references; 19 pages of Index; 878 footnotes, most of which are citation.
Some habitations include Ashford in Kent, New Haven Colony (Quinnipiac), New London CT and Great Egg Harbor NJ. On Long Island, most prominent are: North Sea (Feversham), Flushing, Southampton, East Hampton, Port Jefferson (Drowned Meadow), Setauket, Oyster Bay and Matinecock, the hamlet of Brookhaven (South, the Fire Place, Dayton’s Neck), Coram, Mt. Sinai (Old Mans), Southold and Patchogue.
Both the hardcover and softcover editions are available from many book distributors like Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Walmart, but the hardcover is less expensive on eBay, purchased directly from Jim’s eBay store (see link on this page). The book is also cataloged in larger public or genealogy libraries scattered across the country and in historical society collections, mainly in New England and on Long Island.
Important note: there are several malicious sites advertising PDF downloads of our book which do not exist. Do not open these dangerous sites.
“Not for profit commitment”
The authors have made a personal commitment to those on Long Island who so generously assisted us. Our price for the book was fixed to recover initial costs of publishing and distribution, then any profits that may arise are donated to the historical societies with which these professionals are affiliated. At the appropriate time, we can consider distribution of electronic copies.
We continue to be humbled by the response our book has received. Some Amazon reviewers have stated:
…the enthusiasm of the authors to understand their heritage is evident
…the real Dayton history
…the real “stuff” of genealogy
…a gift of incredible value
Thank you for the great reviews and encouragement.