ABOUT THE FEATURE PHOTOPicturesque landmark Home Sweet Home is situated on the Ralph Dayton lot of 1650. (2012 photo).
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I have been pondering an often-repeated statement that when Ralph Dayton left New Haven, he “stopped briefly in Southampton” on his way to East Hampton. Another popular version says he “stopped briefly in Southold and Southampton.” Since it has become … Continue reading
Thanks to the descendants of Wilber Dayton Jr.
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
In History of Southold, L.I. Its First Century, Whitaker included Thomas Baker prominently in his list of inhabitants of Southold. Whitaker provided no source and, despite our rather lengthy search, no other author was found who spoke of Baker at Southold. Whitaker said, … Continue reading
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
As is so common in genealogy, many Dayton family storytellers have constructed images of Ralph they can comfortably embrace. Some of these stories attributing wealth and position have become legend, being repeated and retold for well over a century. In … Continue reading