Other Daytons

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Cambridge?

by Jim Dayton It’s been a mystery to me, for 40 years, why David Dayton Jr passed through Cambridge New York before he finally settled in Hadley in 1796.  David was born in Brookhaven in 1766.  In 1782/3 his dad, David Sr, died since a letter of administration was filed […]