Tag Archives: Samuel Dayton

Book available online

In the next few days, we’ll be placing our book, Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America 1639 to 1807, online in a free format. We plan to make it available at archive.org. Please use discretion … Continue reading

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Lord’s Song

I recently started reading the book “How Shall We Sing the Lord’s Song in a New Land?” by Barbara Myers Swartz (2018). The book was recently reviewed by Beverly Tyler and is available from the Three Village Historical Society, with … 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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Not “very well fitted”

Perhaps someone can help me with your interpretation of  what is happening in the record below? In Book 2, page 133 of the Records: Town of East-Hampton (1887), there is a deposition from September 25, 1665 that confounds me. There … Continue reading

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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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Mary Haines

The marriage of Ralph Dayton and Mary Knight Haines (Haynes) is interesting in so many ways, one post is not sufficient to touch on most of the notable elements. I’ll try to limit the subject to no more than three … 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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Daton of Latoket

Long ago, it was established that the New Haven Land Record of June 21, 1726 is probably the final record of Abraham Dayton, while he was still living. Abraham was the third son of Samuel and Medlin Dayton.

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Former Samuel Dayton property becomes Nature Center

The Washington Lodge estate in the Hamlet of Brookhaven, located on Dayton’s Neck, has been acquired by an Art & Nature Group to create Long Island’s first Nature Retreat Center with overnight lodging. The Mission Statement of the group is … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton, “interpreter to the Indians”?

I am curious to discover the origin of the idea that Ralph Dayton was “an interpreter to the Indians”—has anyone found a primary source or even a secondary source that implicates him?

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Samuel Dayton contemplated going to Killingworth, Connecticut?

Google® the phrase “apparently contemplated going to Killingworth” and you will find many references to Samuel Dayton, repeating variations of the sentence “He apparently contemplated going to Killingworth, Conn. where four lots had been assigned him before 19 Apr 1667.” It’s … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton’s lots at Matinecock

The approximate location of Samuel Dayton’s lots at Matinecock might be determined by reading the descriptions of what became William Simson’s property and then William Frost’s property, both following Sam’s ownership. In 1667 (after Sam forfeited at least three lots), … Continue reading

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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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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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Judging Dayton character

On occasion, I am asked questions about our Long Island ancestors that, for my reply, require character judgements that are personal and a little uncomfortable to convey. The natural tendency is to be defensive, but the attempt is made to … Continue reading

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Medlin, Dayton’s own Pocahontas

This year is the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas, the original Native American princess that provided the model and inspiration for so many families with colonial ancestors to acquire their own exotic Indian princess. Not to be left … Continue reading

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Dayton Histories

Along with our decision to publish our research came the recognition that we were not equipped or resourced to expand much beyond our own narrow line from Ralph, beginning with Samuel. It became our larger vision that other Ralph Dayton … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton’s sons share adventure

I have advanced the theory that Samuel Dayton was, for a time, in professions that took him to many harbors along both sides of the sound, the forks and ocean coast of Long Island, and perhaps to neighboring states. I … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton, 66, of Brookhaven at Fire Place

Samuel Dayton died July 5, 1690 at his house on the Neck named for him at South. He was born in Ashford, Kent, the son of Ralph and Alice Dayton. Sam was predeceased by his parents, his wives Medlin and Mary, two … 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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Did Ralph Dayton dispose his son, Samuel?

As is so common in genealogy, many Dayton family storytellers have constructed images of Ralph they can comfortably embrace. Some of these stories attributing wealth and position have become legend, being repeated and retold for well over a century. In … Continue reading

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Shoemaking scenario

This post is the last in a series of three, talking about opportunities for research at Ashford. We’ve already introduced the idea that Ralph Dayton could have acquired Hugh Tritton’s house and shoemaking shop. I admit that this is not … Continue reading

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Daytons, a bunch of horse traders?

The importance and value of horses in the everyday life of a seventeenth century New Englander and Long Islander is well known and there is no shortage of records of the earliest Daytons in America that reference horses or horse … Continue reading

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350 years ago, today

Governor Nicholls of New York had invited the Unkechaug, Shinnecock and Montaukett sachems to meet with him in the fall of 1665, to formally establish diplomatic relations. The governor heard the sachem complaints and after the old patent was dissolved, … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton sent to “treat about the whale” with NY Governor

On this day, April 1, 1668 (1 year short of 350 years ago), the governor of New York granted Brookhaven the right to whales after successful appeals by Mr. Woodhull and Samuel Dayton. The two men had been sent by … Continue reading

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