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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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