Category Archives: American Revolution
Ralph Dayton of Danish descent?
My brother Jim recently discovered a newspaper memoriam published in 1895 for a Robert G. Dayton of Granville NY, published in the Salem Review-Press. What is so interesting about this memoriam is that almost two-thirds of it summarizes “the family … Continue reading
Identifying descendants of David Dayton Jr. and Chloe Skiff
We have some exciting news for descendants of David Dayton Jr. (1766-1807) and wife Chloe Skiff. David was the son of David Dayton Sr. (s1739-1782) and wife Anne Francis and Chloe was the daughter of John Skiff and the elusive … Continue reading
Descendants of David Dayton Jr.
Stay tuned for details about an exciting project Jim is working on.
TURN: Washington’s Spies will return June 17
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
There was one significant discovery
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
Motivation to learn more about David and Anne Francis Dayton
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
Birth Order for Children of David Dayton and Anne Francis
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
David Dayton in the Rebellion
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
David Dayton’s fate in the rebellion and mayhem that followed
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.
TURN: Washington’s Spies on AMC
Just a reminder that the AMC network will begin airing the fourth and final season of TURN: Washington’s Spies in ten episodes, starting April 2017. Although the production takes liberties to “enhance” the story, I find it interesting to see how … Continue reading
Was David Dayton a Patriot?
We continue our search for clues and evidence that might suggest David Dayton’s position in the war and occupation of Long Island. To the families leaning toward the status quo, the choices weren’t only patriot or tory.