Long Island

Dayton Book for Sale at Amazon.com

DFH Volume 1 Issue 24 My brother, Steve, wrote a magnificent history of our Dayton’s early forefathers on American soil.  The book is titled Our Long Island Ancestors: The first six Generations of the Daytons in America, 1639-1807.  Here’s a summary of what Amazon says about the book.: The compilers’ […]

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 […]

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 […]