Category Archives: David Dayton

Book available online

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

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Acceptance to Mayflower Society

With the approach of the Mayflower 400th anniversary celebration, descendants of David (son of David Sr), Henry (son of David Jr) and Charles Dayton (son of Henry) should be aware that much of your work to establish descent from Mayflower … Continue reading

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Charles Erastus and Nancy Goodnow Dayton

For anyone who may be interested, I’ve attached photos of portraits of Charles E. Dayton and his wife Nancy Goodnow Dayton. These period portraits are in my possession, handed down through my father. They appear to be charcoal-enhanced, possibly from … Continue reading

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Daton of Latoket

Long ago, it was established that the New Haven Land Record of June 21, 1726 is probably the final record of Abraham Dayton, while he was still living. Abraham was the third son of Samuel and Medlin Dayton.

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Current Ralph Dayton family projects

There are currently several Ralph Dayton family projects in process. Jim is investing numerous hours/weeks searching old documents, looking for such items as David Dayton’s land deed in Hadley NY (about 1790). As you can imagine, it is a tiresome … Continue reading

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When is generational history lost?

Specifically, I’ve wondered lately how many generations typically passed before parents or grandparents failed to mention to their children that their ancestors came to America aboard the Mayflower? Had that particular ship and group of people been any more noteworthy … Continue reading

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Descendants of David Dayton and Chloe Skiff Dayton

Jim’s latest descendants project is ready to share. The project includes two charts that begin with David Dayton Jr (1766-1807) and wife Chloe Skiff/Skiffe. The first chart entitled Descendant chart of David and Chloe Dayton-Five Generations (PDF) is limited to five … 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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Descendants of David Dayton Jr.

Stay tuned for details about an exciting project Jim is working on.

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Dayton Family and AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies

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

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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

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Paperback is coming!

We just wanted everyone to know that a paperback edition of Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America, 1639-1807  is in the works. We expect it to become available in a few weeks. UPDATE (June 16): … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Dayton family: the better half

I am continually reminded of the inadequacies of much of history, particularly when trying to gain a more complete understanding of family legacy. It is unfortunate that early American family histories provide us little knowledge of wives, mothers, daughters and … Continue reading

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Henry Dayton at Great Egg Harbor, NJ

On this day, January 24, in 1760, an inventory of Henry Dayton’s estate at Great Egg Harbor, NJ was signed by his son David Dayton and other witnesses. David had inherited the estate valued at £185 from his father upon … Continue reading

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Connecting Henry Dayton with David Dayton using earmarks

There are so many angles to researching family and expanding recorded legacy, the pursuit is never finished. One such angle is the study of earmarks and connecting generations by following a personal earmark through a family, usually from father to … Continue reading

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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

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The identity and heritage of Anne Frances

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

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