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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 […]

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 […]