Tag Archives: Robert Dayton

Mary Haines (last of four parts)

Mary Knight Haines (Haynes/Hindes) and Ralph Dayton had been married a little over two years when Ralph died. The couple was still residing at North Sea (then called Northampton) when Mary was left in September of 1658. Ralph’s health had … Continue reading

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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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Enormity of the process

I’ve been thinking about the enormity of discomfort and expense the Ralph Dayton family endured to leave Ashford for the unknown. When an order in council was passed on April 6 of 1638 (some say 1639) that persons wishing to … 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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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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