Category Archives: Brookhaven hamlet

Former Samuel Dayton property becomes Nature Center

The Washington Lodge estate in the Hamlet of Brookhaven, located on Dayton’s Neck, has been acquired by an Art & Nature Group to create Long Island’s first Nature Retreat Center with overnight lodging. The Mission Statement of the group is … Continue reading

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Who was Abraham Dayton’s eldest son?

I continue to be fascinated by the theory that Mary Beardsley may not have been Abraham Dayton’s first wife. The very fact that Jacobus mentions it grants the question some measure of importance. Please refer to the related December 10, … Continue reading

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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

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Samuel Dayton, 66, of Brookhaven at Fire Place

Samuel Dayton died July 5, 1690 at his house on the Neck named for him at South. He was born in Ashford, Kent, the son of Ralph and Alice Dayton. Sam was predeceased by his parents, his wives Medlin and Mary, two … Continue reading

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Salt Haying

About ten years ago was the first I remember observing that our forefathers repeatedly acquired marsh or swamp land and, in some cases, placed themselves close to it. Among other examples found are “daitons swamp at nue towne,” “Samuel Dayton’s … Continue reading

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“Ambling Around Brookhaven Hamlet”

Should you ever have the opportunity to visit the community of Brookhaven hamlet on Long Island, be sure to secure a copy of “Ambling Around Brookhaven Hamlet: Self-Guided Tours of Our Historic Hamlet and Its Hospitable Habitat.” As you might … Continue reading

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“Indian gift”

On November 4, 1677, Unkechaug and Massapequa sachems, along with other Long Island Native Americans protested to Governor Andros concerning ongoing land disputes. One of their complaints was that Samuel Dayton had built a house on lands Tobacus had given … Continue reading

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