Category Archives: Skiffe

Puritans and Pilgrims

I’ve had time lately to do some enjoyment reading as I sit for chemotherapy treatments these last few weeks. Finally, I’ve begun to read some from a stack of books that has been piling up since 2010. This week, I … Continue reading

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When is generational history lost?

Specifically, I’ve wondered lately how many generations typically passed before parents or grandparents failed to mention to their children that their ancestors came to America aboard the Mayflower? Had that particular ship and group of people been any more noteworthy … Continue reading

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Descendants of David Dayton and Chloe Skiff Dayton

Jim’s latest descendants project is ready to share. The project includes two charts that begin with David Dayton Jr (1766-1807) and wife Chloe Skiff/Skiffe. The first chart entitled Descendant chart of David and Chloe Dayton-Five Generations (PDF) is limited to five … Continue reading

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Identifying descendants of David Dayton Jr. and Chloe Skiff

We have some exciting news for descendants of David Dayton Jr. (1766-1807) and wife Chloe Skiff. David was the son of David Dayton Sr. (s1739-1782) and wife Anne Francis and Chloe was the daughter of John Skiff and the elusive … Continue reading

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Another beekeeper, Henry Dayton

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

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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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Mayflower connection to Dayton

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

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