Category Archives: Patchogue

David Dayton’s fate in the rebellion and mayhem that followed

The investigation into the question of David Dayton’s (c.1739-1782) situation and sentiment during the British army’s occupation of Long Island is ongoing. We are also hoping we might discover some circumstance around his death. Advertisements

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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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TURN: Washington’s Spies on AMC

Just a reminder that the AMC network will begin airing the fourth and final season of TURN: Washington’s Spies in ten episodes, starting April 2017. Although the production takes liberties to “enhance” the story, I find it interesting to see how … 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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