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Abraham Dayton, Brookhaven Pastor?

As I continue online research, I am a little surprised to find that there are still a few websites listing Abraham Dayton as “pastor.” Abraham was the son of Samuel Dayton and grandson of Ralph Dayton. Twenty-five or thirty years … Continue reading

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“The dead want to be remembered”

I so much enjoy meeting a variety of interesting people who find me either through the book or on this blog, and connecting with them makes me wish for more time to develop relationships and collaboration. A few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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The Daytons, a pilgrim family of Puritans

Most of us already know the difference between Puritan and Pilgrim, but not so many years ago, I wasn’t able to explain the difference and probably used the words interchangeably. In the spirit of this Thanksgiving holiday, I’m posting directly … Continue reading

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Descendants of David Dayton and Chloe Skiff Dayton

Jim’s latest descendants project is ready to share. The project includes two charts that begin with David Dayton Jr (1766-1807) and wife Chloe Skiff/Skiffe. The first chart entitled Descendant chart of David and Chloe Dayton-Five Generations (PDF) is limited to five … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton, Representative to Connecticut?

On March 7, 1650, a general court held at East Hampton ordered Ralph Dayton to go to Connecticut in order to retrieve East Hampton purchase documents and to acquire an organized, written copy of laws.

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On this day, Henry Dayton prepared for his death

The seasons are changing in Indiana and I observe that some green leaves fall to the ground while others change to brilliant color before they finally lose their grip. As much as I enjoy the beautiful color and relief from … Continue reading

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Was Ralph Dayton’s grave at the Old Southampton Burial Ground?

Does anyone have further information or knowledge of the estimated 1,700 graves discovered at Southampton, beyond what was reported last fall? According to a piece written in The New York Times, October 30, 2016 by Arielle Dollinger, a mapping service … Continue reading

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