William FLANSBURG, grandfather of Jessie (WHITE) DAYTON, (William1 Flansburg, Anna2, Jessie Belle3 WHITE) was a pure-bred Dutchman. He was born January 30, 1809 in the Town of Day, Saratoga Co. NY. His parents Matheus (Matthew) FLANSBURG and Maria CLUTE were early settlers of the Town of Day. William was married […]
The Dutch part of our Dayton pedigree has always fascinated me, and our move to western Michigan and our many Dutch friends rekindled my interest in this part of my (and your) heritage. In addition, five of my grandchildren are over fifty percent Dutch. The Dutch, and specifically the Dutch […]
DFH Volume 1 Issue 20 I took one of those DNA tests which Ancestry advertises. It revealed I am 64% English [Daytons, Whites, Goodnows, Harris’ and many others], 21% Irish [Camerons, and several on my mom’s side] and 15% Germanic European [Flansburg, Clute and some on my mom’s side]. You […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.