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Jim Dayton

The Nevers Family

DFH Volume 1 Issue A couple of issues ago, Charlemagne was featured along with a lineage from him to Wilber Thomas Dayton.  It contained several generations of the Nevers family.  Cammie [Dayton] Luckey, daughter of Charles A. Dayton, wrote me to ask about the Nevers family in our family tree, […]

Sarah [Dayton] Jerome (1980-2019)

DFH Volume 1 Issue 20 CORINTH – Sarah K. (Dayton) Jerome, 38, a longtime resident of Corinth, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Born on Oct. 1, 1980, in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of Doreen (Burton) Dayton of Corinth and the […]

The Family of Wilber Thomas Dayton Sr.

DFH Volume 1 Issue 17 By Florence “Flossie” [Dayton] Denton (1906-1987) INTRODUCTION: At our Dayton Family Reunion in 1998, Shirley Bortner, Flossie [Dayton] Denton’s daughter, brought a suitcase full of her mother’s family history, genealogical notes and photographs.  This story, written by Flossie, was among her many notes was the […]

Question Box: Our Most Famous Ancestor

DFH Volume 1 Issue 17 Last week’s quiz:  Who is the most famous ancestor in our Wilber Dayton, Sr. lineage?  [Hint: he was an ancient grampa; there was a world-famous historical event involving him in the year 800 A.D.] ANSWER:  Our Dayton grampa is no less than Charlemagne, 1st Emperor […]

The White Family Photo Album

  DFH Volume 1 Issue 16 My dad, Paul Dayton, inherited a Photo Album.  Although never identified, it was obvious from the labeled photos that it was a White Family Album, probably organized and owned by Harriet [Frasier] White.  Harriet was the grandmother of Jessie Belle.  In it were many tin […]