Category Archives: Hadley NY

Another beekeeper, Henry Dayton

I neglected to mention in the last post that Ralph’s 4th great grandson, Henry Dayton, was also a beekeeper. Though there’s a good probability there were other beekeepers between Ralph Dayton and this Henry, these are the two that come to … Continue reading

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Has anyone seen “Chloe Dayton’s Bible?”

Though no one seems to know why, Donald Lines Jacobus chose to give the marriage date for David Dayton and Chloe Skiff as December 29, 1789. Jacobus did not reveal his source in 1959, but we assume the marriage date came from … Continue reading

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Dayton Family History

We are pleased to announce and welcome back Dayton Family History, “published for the enjoyment of the descendants of Wilber Thomas Dayton Sr.” For many years, through much of the 1980s and 1990s, we were thrilled to receive Jim’s quarterly … Continue reading

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Holiday Tradition

I received an email ad a few days ago from Ancestry.com entitled What can Thanksgiving dinner reveal about your DNA? Immediately, I was reminded of a Dayton tradition of Oyster Stew at Christmas. Dad told me it was one of … Continue reading

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