ABOUT THE FEATURE PHOTOPicturesque landmark Home Sweet Home is situated on the Ralph Dayton lot of 1650. (2012 photo).
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I neglected to mention in the last post that Ralph’s 4th great grandson, Henry Dayton, was also a beekeeper. Though there’s a good probability there were other beekeepers between Ralph Dayton and this Henry, these are the two that come to … Continue reading
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
If you are a descendent of Chloe Skiff (wife of David Dayton Junior, born 1766), you may already know that you have at least four Mayflower passengers in your ancestry. In case you weren’t aware, they are John Tilley, his … Continue reading
Did David Dayton choose to be evasive in order to remain close to his family and farm?
We continue our search for clues and evidence that might suggest David Dayton’s position in the war and occupation of Long Island. To the families leaning toward the status quo, the choices weren’t only patriot or tory.