Category Archives: Dayton

Second Book

Earlier this week, I started writing our second book. Actually, it’s more of an outline for now, but I intend to accumulate text over the next few years, with Jim providing information and editing as needed. It will be a … Continue reading

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Connecticut Daytons

Since it seems like many of the inquiries I receive from readers and from distant relatives have to do with lines descending from Connecticut Daytons, it might be fitting to repeat some interesting facts and speculation having to do with … Continue reading

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Mayflower Connections

The next few posts continue to be inspired by Pilgrims and Philbrick’s book, but will also be relevant with Puritans such as the Dayton family of Connecticut and Long Island. Even though we knew beyond a doubt, the first few … Continue reading

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Jane Dayton and Jesse Rayner

The Daytons and the Raynors have had connections way back to the earliest years of the Southampton settlement. Jim found the answers to the questions posed in the last post—what were the first names of Mr. Rayner and Ms. Dayton? … Continue reading

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Mother Dayton

UPDATED 7/25/18: Jim has answered these questions. See them in the next post. Another curious entry in Brookhaven Town Records is a receipt with a Dayton signature that has probably stumped researchers through the years because we have never found … Continue reading

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President Lincoln’s Communication With Dayton Family

The article below is copied from my brother Jim’s blog https://daytonfamilyhistory.com/. The content should be of interest to many, so I wanted to share it for those who had not yet read it. When he was a young man in … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Harvey Beardsley Dayton arrangement

(Sorry for the delay in posting while on vacation in the Adirondacks) Yesterday, while doing a few Google searches, I came across a claim that Samuel Dayton “had a prenuptial agreement” with his third wife Elizabeth Beardsley. No source or … Continue reading

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Original Parish Registers to be Available Online

Findmypast recently announced that they will publish original Kent parish registers online. The Kent County Council is currently digitizing the records to be available exclusively on Findmypast sometime in 2018. On May 22, Dick Eastman reported in Eastman’s Online Genealogy … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton of Danish descent?

My brother Jim recently discovered a newspaper memoriam published in 1895 for a Robert G. Dayton of Granville NY, published in the Salem Review-Press. What is so interesting about this memoriam is that almost two-thirds of it summarizes “the family … Continue reading

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Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Dayton of New Jersey

RE: another discussion of potential children from Abraham Dayton and an unknown first wife (before Mary). Today, I am pulling an entire paragraph from a webpage entitled Schanus, Frank, Kass and Sholly Families, owned by Edward Schanus. As far as information … Continue reading

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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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Samuel Dayton contemplated going to Killingworth, Connecticut?

Google® the phrase “apparently contemplated going to Killingworth” and you will find many references to Samuel Dayton, repeating variations of the sentence “He apparently contemplated going to Killingworth, Conn. where four lots had been assigned him before 19 Apr 1667.” It’s … Continue reading

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The excommunication of Thomas Baker

oes the unexplained excommunication of Thomas Baker, beginning in January 1645/46, tell us more about Reverend James than about Thomas? Thomas Baker, the husband of Alice Dayton, was censured for two years from the Milford First Congregational Church, according to … Continue reading

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Dayton book will be reviewed in the NEHG Register

We just received exciting news through Terry Brown, that The New England Historical and Genealogical Register will review Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America 1639-1807, in their Spring 2018 publication. This is quite an honor for us … Continue reading

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“The dead want to be remembered”

I so much enjoy meeting a variety of interesting people who find me either through the book or on this blog, and connecting with them makes me wish for more time to develop relationships and collaboration. A few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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