Category Archives: Long Island
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
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
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
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
Samuel Dayton’s primitive shelter
With this bitter cold we’ve been experiencing across the Midwest and East Coast, I couldn’t help but think about what it must have been like for our pioneer ancestors, particularly for those who established residence where no Europeans had lived … Continue reading
A safe distance, at Crane Neck
As we’ve discussed before, in May of 1710 Abraham Dayton, son of Samuel, petitioned the New York Council for charity and was referred back to the Justices of the Peace in Suffolk County, recommending that they provide for he and … Continue reading
The Daytons, a pilgrim family of Puritans
Most of us already know the difference between Puritan and Pilgrim, but not so many years ago, I wasn’t able to explain the difference and probably used the words interchangeably. In the spirit of this Thanksgiving holiday, I’m posting directly … Continue reading
Ralph Dayton’s disputed land
Shortly after the 1658 death of Ralph Dayton at North Sea (Northampton), Phillip Leeke of New Haven made certain that the particulars of his purchase of lands from Ralph almost ten years earlier were properly recorded. Why did he do … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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