Category Archives: Thomas Baker

Descendants of Ralph Dayton, 5 generations

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

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Earliest Dayton Marker in America

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.

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Lord’s Day at Thomas Baker’s house

In the January 31 post, an interesting ingredient was left out of the story of the ongoing tension between Thomas Baker and Reverend Thomas James. I said “eventually” both men resettled at East Hampton, when actually the East Hampton record shows … Continue reading

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The excommunication of Thomas Baker

oes the unexplained excommunication of Thomas Baker, beginning in January 1645/46, tell us more about Reverend James than about Thomas? Thomas Baker, the husband of Alice Dayton, was censured for two years from the Milford First Congregational Church, according to … Continue reading

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Living “Neighborly and Peaceably with No Unjust Offense”

(NOTE: refer to the December 20, 2016 post entitled Accusations of Witchery, for the story) As this is Halloween, I thought it might be fitting to consider a witch story—the accusations against Elizabeth Garlicke, the trial and her acquittal, and … Continue reading

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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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John Youngs at Southold

The June 4 post should have mentioned that John Youngs’ church settled the plantation of Southold (Long Island) in 1640 “in combination with New Haven.” So, if there was some way to reconcile concurrent records of Thomas Baker at Milford, … Continue reading

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Thomas Baker of Southold?

In History of Southold, L.I. Its First Century, Whitaker included Thomas Baker prominently in his list of inhabitants of Southold. Whitaker provided no source and, despite our rather lengthy search, no other author was found who spoke of Baker at Southold. Whitaker said,

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Ralph Dayton opportunities for research

Judging from what has already been learned, it is safe to assume there are many interesting components to the Dayton family story in Ashford, Kent that are yet undiscovered. When individual entries from the parish registry at Saint Mary the … Continue reading

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An arrangement between Ralph Dayton and Thomas Baker?

In January of 1654/55, East Hampton landowners Ralph Dayton and Thomas Baker were listed in the Charge of the Meetinge House, among all those with taxable acreage. The names were arranged in tabular form with columns for prepaid tax, acreage, … Continue reading

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Alice Dayton not in the Seating at the Meeting House

Looking again at the list of church members in the Seating at the Meeting House in New Haven Colony, it is a little disconcerting that Alice Dayton does not seem to be present. In all, there were about ninety-nine men … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton and East Hampton Town Pond

It is said that the first settlers of East Hampton gathered around their common area, arranging their houses in a configuration so that fences could be constructed between them, joining all to form a corral at its center. If this … Continue reading

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Thomas Baker, true friend of the Dayton family

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

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Ralph Dayton, the beekeeper

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

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As Christmas approaches

Even though we are blessed beyond description, it is difficult to escape reflection in the Christmas season—nostalgia or melancholy. I think about what it must have been like for the Samuel Dayton family in December of 1664. Sam’s wife Medlin … Continue reading

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Accusations of Witchery

Thirty-five years before the Salem witch trials, East Hampton had their own witch trial, the accused having been suspected of practicing witchcraft, causing the death of Lion Gardiner’s daughter, Elizabeth Howell. On her deathbed, young Elizabeth was in pain and … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton, first constable of East Hampton

It is widely believed that Ralph Dayton was the first constable of East Hampton. In the beginning, there were only three public offices—magistrates called Townsmen, the Recorder and the Constable. Since we know that Ralph was in place as constable … 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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