Category Archives: Robert Dayton
In the next few days, we’ll be placing our book, Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America 1639 to 1807, online in a free format. We plan to make it available at archive.org. Please use discretion … Continue reading
With Jim’s permission, I am adding his PDF which charts five generations from Ralph Dayton forward. Always a work in progress, he hopes it is helpful to many. Ralph Dayton Descendant Chart 5 Generations
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.
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
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
My brother Jim recently discovered a newspaper memoriam published in 1895 for a Robert G. Dayton of Granville NY, published in the Salem Review-Press. What is so interesting about this memoriam is that almost two-thirds of it summarizes “the family … Continue reading
It is supposed that Ralph Dayton required passage for at least six family members including himself, his wife Alice, and children Alice, Samuel, Ellen and Robert.
I’ve been thinking about the enormity of discomfort and expense the Ralph Dayton family endured to leave Ashford for the unknown. When an order in council was passed on April 6 of 1638 (some say 1639) that persons wishing to … Continue reading
Along with our decision to publish our research came the recognition that we were not equipped or resourced to expand much beyond our own narrow line from Ralph, beginning with Samuel. It became our larger vision that other Ralph Dayton … Continue reading
Thomas Barnes asked the court for “satisfaction of Ralph Dayton” for the loss of his cow which had perished while in the care of Ralph’s son. The account can be found in Hoadly’s Records of the Colony and Plantation of … Continue reading
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
At the writing of his 1658 will, we learn that Ralph Dayton was probably keeping more than eight swarms of honey bees—a hive much larger than the average garden variety. In History of Beekeeping in the United States Everett Oertel … Continue reading