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Jim Dayton

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 […]

Kissin’ Cousins

DFH Volume 1 Issue 16 Wilber Thomas Dayton, Sr, and Jessie Belle White were 2nd cousins, once removed.  This is how they were related:  There is very little chance that they ever knew about this biological relationship, but now you do.

Tribute to John Dayton

DFH Volume 1 Issue 15 January 12, 1955 – October 20, 2018 John’s Memorial Service and graveside burial were captured on video.  To view them click Here.  To view a musical-photo tribute, Click Here John’s Eulogy Good Afternoon, I’m John’s brother Jim, from Byron Center Michigan.  I moved away from […]

Question Box-Mayflower

DFH Volume 1 Issue 15 Last week’s quiz: Did you know that we have eight grampas or grammas who were Mayflower pilgrims to America and landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620?  Can you name any?   ANSWER: Below is a chart created by Steve Dayton.  It shows each Mayflower ancestor and […]

1998 Dayton Family Reunion-Paul’s Family

DFH Volume 1 Issue 14 During the 1998 reunion, we photographed the offspring of each of the children of Wilber and Jessie Belle Dayton who attended the reunion.  The following is …. Paul’s. family. Paul Dayton’s Biography Paul Dayton was born June 29, 1923, during the roaring twenties.  His father […]

Question Box – Dayton Lineage

DFH Volume 1 Issue 14 Last week’s quiz: Do you all know who your great-grampa Dayton is/was?  Ralph Dayton1 was the first Dayton to set foot on American soil (in 1639…he emigrated from Ashford, Kent County, England).  His descendants down to Wilber Dayton Sr. were: Samuel Dayton2, Abraham Dayton3, Henry […]

Question Box – Oyster Stew

DFH Volume 1 Issue 13 If you have questions about anything Dayton, or you have Dayton trivia, please write. Can you stump me? Last week’s quiz… What was the food which was a staple at the yearly Wilber and Jessie family Christmas get together? Answer:  OYSTER STEW. Gramma made it year […]