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Jim Dayton

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 […]

Question Box – Jonathan Dayton

DFH Volume 1 Issue 16 Last week’s quiz: OK…he’s not a direct grampa, he’s a very old cousin, but do you know what Jonathan Dayton was famous for? Answer: Jonathan Dayton (October 16, 1760 – October 9, 1824) was an American politician from the state of New Jersey. He was […]