Category Archives: Southampton

Ralph stopped briefly in Southampton

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

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Ralph and Mary at Towd

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

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Samuel Dayton’s credentials

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

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Some adventures of Samuel Dayton

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

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It can happen in a “good” neighborhood

By 1656, Ralph had become a widower and married Mary Haines. Ralph had “set up” his youngest son Robert in East Hampton before leaving for Southampton where he would live near his son Samuel. Two November 13, 1657 depositions by … Continue reading

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