ABOUT THE FEATURE PHOTOPicturesque landmark Home Sweet Home is situated on the Ralph Dayton lot of 1650. (2012 photo).
Category Archives: Southampton
In the May 30 post entitled Ralph and Mary at Towd, we talked about what is probably the false assumption that Ralph and Mary lived at Southold. I had often wondered why this idea was popular and now I think I … Continue reading
Samuel Dayton died July 5, 1690 at his house on the Neck named for him at South. He was born in Ashford, Kent, the son of Ralph and Alice Dayton. Sam was predeceased by his parents, his wives Medlin and Mary, two … Continue reading
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
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
On May 6, 1648, the town of Southampton, Long Island accepted Samuel Dayton as an inhabitant and he was granted land. But in the words of Richard Barons, “it wasn’t an open arms thing,” as newcomers were cautiously vetted. Even … Continue reading
Samuel Dayton’s life (1623/24-1690) is intriguing because it is so rich in drama and emotion, but beyond the challenges, his story is also quite inspiring. I’ve often thought that there is enough material on these first few generations of the … Continue reading