Wilber Sr

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

Potato Patch

DFH Volume 1 Issue 1 by Jim Dayton At first glance, the garden (see left) seems overrun with weeds and rocks.  It’s a potato patch.  In the spring a slice of a potato, with tuber, is buried.  The potato is left to grow, without tending it until it is harvested […]

Wilber Srs Garden

DFH Volume 1 Issue 1 by Camilla Luckey Grandpa’s 1950’s garden was on a small, level, tucked-away spot more than midway down the hilltop from the Corinth High School and toward the long-gone, original Wesleyan Methodist Church building almost at the bottom. The garden site is now unrecognizable, filled and […]

Who Ran the Farm?

Charles Dayton died Sep 26 1882 at the young age of 50.  His death certificate indicated that he died of “conditions of the liver and kidneys.”  He left behind a wife, Nancy, and 5 children: Delbert 24, James 20, Jennie 16, Wilber 12 and Carrie 10.  Delbert had moved to […]