Month: May 2019

Who Was Wilber Thomas Dayton, Sr?

DFH Volume 1 Issue 13 Wilber was the patriarch of all the modern-day Daytons in our lineage.  Nearly all the people featured in this newsletter, and the subscription list for this newsletter, descend from him.  He was born October 30, 1870, on Hadley Hill, in Saratoga County, New York, to […]

John Dayton Memorial

DFH Volume 1 Issue 14 This weekend, May 25-26, the Paul Dayton family is meeting in Corinth for a memorial service and graveside committal for John Carter Dayton Sr., loving husband of Lori. To the extended family of John:  May God be with you and bless you today as you […]

The Mysterious Alexander White

DFH Volume 1 Issue 12 Until this article, we have focused our stories on the Dayton family and for no one older than Wilber and Jessie.  However, Alexander White’s life and death is so intriguing that what I know of it must be told.  I asked Chester, Wilber, Jr and Paul […]

Wilbur Vs. Wilber

I had seen my Grandpa Dayton’s name spelled Wilber and Wilbur, and it always confused me. Recently I set about to settle,once, and for all time, which way was right.  I wish I hadn’t.  Now I’m more confused than ever.  I remember my dad insisting that it was spelled Wilb(ur). […]