Category Archives: Dayton’s Neck

Samuel Dayton’s sons share adventure

I have advanced the theory that Samuel Dayton was, for a time, in professions that took him to many harbors along both sides of the sound, the forks and ocean coast of Long Island, and perhaps to neighboring states. I … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton, 66, of Brookhaven at Fire Place

Samuel Dayton died July 5, 1690 at his house on the Neck named for him at South. He was born in Ashford, Kent, the son of Ralph and Alice Dayton. Sam was predeceased by his parents, his wives Medlin and Mary, two … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton sent to “treat about the whale” with NY Governor

On this day, April 1, 1668 (1 year short of 350 years ago), the governor of New York granted Brookhaven the right to whales after successful appeals by Mr. Woodhull and Samuel Dayton. The two men had been sent by … Continue reading

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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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