Category Archives: Brookhaven hamlet

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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Dayton’s Neck

Thanks again to the work of John Deitz, we are able to outline the approximate location of Dayton’s Neck and Samuel Dayton’s farm from the 1670s until his death in 1690. The Google© photo and graphic below provide an angle … Continue reading

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Hamlet of Brookhaven resource

As I was preparing to discuss Samuel Dayton “at South” it occurred to me—John Deitz has already done a magnificent job of setting up background for this story on his website Brookhaven/South Haven Hamlets & their People. His research and … Continue reading

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