Category Archives: Henry 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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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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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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Descendants of Ralph Dayton, 5 generations

With Jim’s permission, I am adding his PDF which charts five generations from Ralph Dayton forward. Always a work in progress, he hopes it is helpful to many. Ralph Dayton Descendant Chart 5 Generations

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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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Mysterious ledger entries for Abigail Norton Dayton

On October 7, 1759, at about age 55, Henry Dayton’s health was failing as he wrote his will. Henry, we believe, was the youngest of the five known sons of Abraham and he was also grandson of Samuel who was … Continue reading

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Ralph and Abraham Dayton, Brookhaven trustees

In May of 1693, Ralf and Abram Daiton were both elected trustees of the town of Brookhaven and they appear later in town record, performing duties of their office. This Ralph Dayton was probably Abraham’s brother, Samuel and Medlin’s eldest … 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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Who was Abraham Dayton’s eldest son?

I continue to be fascinated by the theory that Mary Beardsley may not have been Abraham Dayton’s first wife. The very fact that Jacobus mentions it grants the question some measure of importance. Please refer to the related December 10, … Continue reading

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On this day, Henry Dayton prepared for his death

The seasons are changing in Indiana and I observe that some green leaves fall to the ground while others change to brilliant color before they finally lose their grip. As much as I enjoy the beautiful color and relief from … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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To what extent were Daytons involved with the Rogerenes at New London?

There is the possibility that the Rogerene movement, an offshoot of the Anabaptists, had somehow been a factor in the marriage of Catherine Sweezey (many spellings) and Abraham Dayton, but to what extent it influenced or determined the course of unexplained … 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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Children of Ralph, Samuel, Abraham and Henry Dayton

We have been made aware of the need for a quick reference that might assist Dayton researchers looking for connections. Click on wives-and-children to view a PDF for Ralph, Samuel, Abraham and Henry Dayton. Sources and reasoning for each item, as well as … Continue reading

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