ABOUT THE FEATURE PHOTOPicturesque landmark Home Sweet Home is situated on the Ralph Dayton lot of 1650. (2012 photo).
Category Archives: American Revolution
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
AMC has announced that the fourth season of Turn: Washington’s Spies will begin airing Saturday, June 17. As you may know, some of the main characters in the television series were residents of Setauket during the American Revolution and were … Continue reading
I have received correction on my post from earlier today. My statement about new leads not being productive was confusing and was not correct. I intended to refer to “new leads” coming after the very significant discovery of A payroll of … Continue reading
In the last few weeks, we have been chasing down possible leads on David Dayton (son of Henry Dayton) during the American Revolution on Long Island and in New Jersey, Connecticut and in Massachusetts. Those new leads have now been … Continue reading
Generally speaking, we believe the vital statistics for our first six generations of Dayton ancestors on Long Island are very good. Least certain among all the generations, however, is the birth order for the daughters of David Dayton Senior and … Continue reading
This is an update on our search to find more of David Dayton during the British occupation. Our hunt has led us to the Diaries of Captains Daniel Roe and William Yarrington, both of Brookhaven. There is little news to … Continue reading
The investigation into the question of David Dayton’s (c.1739-1782) situation and sentiment during the British army’s occupation of Long Island is ongoing. We are also hoping we might discover some circumstance around his death.