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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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