Category Archives: Thomas Baker

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. Advertisements

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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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