Category Archives: Photos

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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Earliest Dayton Marker in America

Of the original six members of the immigrant Ralph Dayton family, the location of only one original gravesite can be confirmed, that of Alice Baker.

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Ralph Dayton’s long lot at East Hampton

Last week I came across the Home Sweet Home Historic Structure Report by Robert Hefner, prepared for the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton, with research by Hugh King, 2004. The report includes a very detailed structural … Continue reading

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Famous Ancestors

As I’m sure some of you have realized, we have not mentioned three of our infamous distant relatives—Elias Dayton, Jonathan Dayton and William Lewis Dayton, all

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Happy 400th Anniversary

Thanks to the descendants of Wilber Dayton Jr.        

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400th wedding anniversary of Ralph Dayton and Alice Tritton next week!

I had been saving this post for June 16, but it might be more fitting to post now as a reminder, in case anyone else wanted an excuse for a family celebration. We’ve already heard of one planned celebration in … Continue reading

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Ralph and Mary at Towd

Upon Ralph Dayton’s marriage to Mary Haines, he assumed ownership of the Haines property in Southold. The couple did not live there however, but instead rented the property to Reverend Young while Ralph and Mary probably lived just north of Sam … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton and East Hampton Town Pond

It is said that the first settlers of East Hampton gathered around their common area, arranging their houses in a configuration so that fences could be constructed between them, joining all to form a corral at its center. If this … 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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Thomas Baker, true friend of the Dayton family

Ralph Dayton’s son-in-law Thomas Baker, husband of Alice, became an extraordinary friend and consistent ally to the Dayton family. The couple married in June of 1643 and lived at Milford CT until Thomas negotiated with Daniel Howe to purchase Howe’s very significant … Continue reading

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Origins of whaling in America

Samuel Dayton and his son Abraham were merchants of whale oil. We know that Abraham had a whaling company, but we do not know much more than that. One can only imagine. (I was saving this post for later, but … 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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Parish registry of Samuel’s baptism

For many years, I was very curious to find out what family records in the Saint Mary the Virgin registry at Ashford actually, physically, looked like—that is, I wondered why translations are so frequently debated. In that spirit, I am … Continue reading

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Dayton’s Neck

Thanks again to the work of John Deitz, we are able to outline the approximate location of Dayton’s Neck and Samuel Dayton’s farm from the 1670s until his death in 1690. The Google© photo and graphic below provide an angle … 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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Tribute to our dad, Paul Dayton

We wish to thank our father, Paul Dayton, for teaching us to honor our heritage. Although he was a quiet and humble man, his pride of family was evident. Dayton Brothers Lumber was created about a year after dad returned … Continue reading

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