Question Corner-Uncle Jim’s Rope Bed

DFH Volume 1 Issue 4

QUESTION CORNER: from Mark

Q: 40 years ago, grampa gave me “Uncle Jim’s” rope bed.  It came out of grampa’s attic and was used on Hadley hill.  He told me who Uncle Jim was, but I have forgotten.  How is he related?

A: Great Uncle Jim was the 2nd child of Charles and Nancy [Goodnow] Dayton, and he was brother of my grandpa, Wilber Thomas Dayton, Sr. and Jessie Belle Dayton. Jim went to live with his sister, Jennie [Dayton] Roach, in Greenwich New York, after Aunt Jennie’s husband died.  Jim was a bachelor his entire life.  I’ve included two photos of Jim [see beow].  The photo on the left is of Delbert Dayton and his brother, Jim Dayton.  The photo on the right is  a circa 1880 11×14 wall hanging photo, given to me by Jan [Dayton] Manley, who is Dr. Dayton’s daughter.

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