Category Archives: Daiton
In the next few days, we’ll be placing our book, Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America 1639 to 1807, online in a free format. We plan to make it available at archive.org. Please use discretion … Continue reading
We’ve spoken about this before, but I continue to be fascinated by the contrast between many in the first generation of European settlers in America and their sons of the second generation.
In May of 1693, Ralf and Abram Daiton were both elected trustees of the town of Brookhaven and they appear later in town record, performing duties of their office. This Ralph Dayton was probably Abraham’s brother, Samuel and Medlin’s eldest … Continue reading
On June 5, 1760, David Dayton Senior applied for a license to marry Anne Frances, both “of Great Egg Harbour” in what was then Gloucester County, New Jersey. David was at least 21 and Anne was probably also 21 because … Continue reading
By 1656, Ralph had become a widower and married Mary Haines. Ralph had “set up” his youngest son Robert in East Hampton before leaving for Southampton where he would live near his son Samuel. Two November 13, 1657 depositions by … Continue reading