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Second Book

Earlier this week, I started writing our second book. Actually, it’s more of an outline for now, but I intend to accumulate text over the next few years, with Jim providing information and editing as needed. It will be a … Continue reading

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Edson Dayton’s notation concerning birthplace of Ralph Dayton

Much of this post contains quotation from page 37 of our book. I am curious if anyone has investigated the statement from Edson Dayton’s private notes, held at East Hampton Library, concerning the birth of Ralph: Ralph Dayton…born 1588/9 Great Bentley, … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton’s first marriage?

(Discussion of this subject begins on page 37 of our book. Also see the November 20, 2016 post entitled Dayton History before 1617 for related thoughts) As the search for pre-1617 records of Ralph Dayton continues, I often wonder if … Continue reading

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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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The Next Generation

We’ve spoken about this before, but I continue to be fascinated by the contrast between many in the first generation of European settlers in America and their sons of the second generation.

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Mayflower Connections

The next few posts continue to be inspired by Pilgrims and Philbrick’s book, but will also be relevant with Puritans such as the Dayton family of Connecticut and Long Island. Even though we knew beyond a doubt, the first few … Continue reading

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Interruption

This is to let everyone know that I will be taking a rest from posting this fall. My plan is to resume posting again when I am able. For now, I need to focus energy on university responsibilities. I will … Continue reading

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Charles Erastus and Nancy Goodnow Dayton

For anyone who may be interested, I’ve attached photos of portraits of Charles E. Dayton and his wife Nancy Goodnow Dayton. These period portraits are in my possession, handed down through my father. They appear to be charcoal-enhanced, possibly from … Continue reading

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Approaching the origin of Samuel Dayton’s Indian bride

If a source was ever safe to cite, you’d think it would be Jacobus, but even he could make mistakes. Fortunately for us, when he found them, he issued additions and corrections. But how many well-meaning researchers have repeated his … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Harvey Beardsley Dayton arrangement

(Sorry for the delay in posting while on vacation in the Adirondacks) Yesterday, while doing a few Google searches, I came across a claim that Samuel Dayton “had a prenuptial agreement” with his third wife Elizabeth Beardsley. No source or … Continue reading

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Dunstable Curiosities

I’ve been looking again at Dunstable, a small town about 35 miles north of London, because I’m curious why Howell (1887), Burke, Whittemore (1897), and Mather (1913) among others, had the idea that Ralph and other American Daytons originated there. … Continue reading

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Review

Note: NEHGS’s Register for Spring 2018 was released yesterday. We had hoped the quarterly would contain a review of our book, but found a notification of publication only. Even so, we are grateful to NEHGS for acknowledging the book, even … Continue reading

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Is Ralph Dayton entry the earliest East Hampton town record?

(Written yesterday) This is the third post I’ve written for this week, but the first two were discarded as the content turned out to be false. So here we are on March 7, and it wasn’t until I was almost … Continue reading

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Away for a few days

NOTE: I will not be able to respond to emails for a few days (or until the drugs wear off). About 35 years ago, my motorcycle and I collided with a car and after all these years, I will be … Continue reading

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All in the Family, Part Two

It is such a pleasure to make the acquaintance of “new” family members, but imagine finding out your spouse can also be traced back to Ralph Dayton! That very thing happened to Jim this week. Even after researching family for … Continue reading

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Independence Day

As we approach the fourth of July and celebrate all that is good about our country, we should also remember the sacrifices of our ancestors who defended their families and homes with honor, forced to endure great hardship, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Paperback on Sale Now

The paperback is now being offered by major booksellers for $19.95.

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One-year update on the Dayton book.

Today is the first anniversary since publishing our book, so it’s fitting to provide a progress report on fulfilling our commitment to those historians who assisted us. As you might remember, Jim and I assured the experts that we would … Continue reading

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