Category Archives: Long Island

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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Samuel Dayton: Merchant, Freighter or Other?

In the last post, the idea of Samuel as a “freighter” was presented. Although the definition of freighter has evolved in the past three hundred years, its meaning used to include a person who loads, receives, or forwards goods for transport. … Continue reading

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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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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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If you visit Long Island

There are many reasons to visit Long Island. If you go, these are our recommendations for accommodations: Hyatt Place Long Island/East End at Riverhead and Hampton Inn Long Island/Brookhaven are both reasonably priced and conveniently located close to research facilities—Suffolk … Continue reading

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Daytons visit Long Island in October

Kin from California, Virginia, Alabama and Michigan met in Farmingville and from there visited sites in the Hamptons and throughout Brookhaven. We are so thankful for the hospitality and the knowledge our friends possess and thankful too for new friends … Continue reading

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Another enjoyable Long Island trip

To our delight, we have heard of at least three groups so far that have been inspired to visit the land of their Dayton ancestors on Long Island.

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