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Alice Dayton

Female Bef 1620 - 1708  (> 87 years)


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  • Name Alice Dayton 
    Born Bef 21 May 1620  Ashford, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Burial UNKNOWN  East Hampton Ny Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Feb 1708  East Hampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried UNKNOWN  East Hampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Alice Dayton baptized 21 May 1620 Ashford, Kent Parish Church of St. Mary's( See The American Genealogist, Whole No. 87, Vol. XXII, No. 3, No., 1946 in at East Hampton Library), died in East Hampton. Bishop's Transcripts; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1603-1773, GS1736522 microfilm of original records housed at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives, Canterbury, Kent, England.). She is buried in the Amagansett Cemetery on New York. In this cemetery, the Kirwins (in July 1997) saw the gravestone for Alice Baker. It read:

      "Here Lieth ye Body of Alice Formeli ye Wife of Thomas Baker Who Died February ye 4:1708, In ye 88 year of Her Age."

      A picture of this stone is in our files. Alice Dayton, widowed 30 April 1700 died 4 February 1708 about 4PM, aged about 89 years (Hedges, History of East Hampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY, Vol. 5, p. 55). A copy of this document is in the at East Hampton Library. Tombstone is identified in Ancient Long Island Epitaphs from the Towns of Southold, Shelter Island and EastEasthampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY by Edward Doubleday Harris, being a reprint from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, with additions. Originally published, Boston, 1903, a Facsimile reprint published 2001 by Heritage Books, 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD 20716 (1-800-398-7709, www.heritagebooks.com. Death date also New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Vol. 34, No. 1, p. 10. Burial recorded in New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston: New England Historical Genealogical Society, Quarterly). Volume 54, April 1900, Page 203.

      Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. 3-4, p. 528 states that Alice came from England with her parents about the same time as Thomas Baker. Whitaker claims that Ralph Dayton spent a short time at Southold before going to East Hampton, while Howell claims he spent a short time at Southampton before going to East Hampton. He may have made a short stop at both places.

      There is a memorial to Thomas Baker in this cemetery. It reads,

      “In Memory of MR. Thomas Baker and his wife Alice Dayton. They came from England A. D. 1639. He to Milford, She to New Haven Were married 1643 came to this town 1650 where he died 1700 age 81 She died at Amagansett 1709 and was buried there. He was here a townsman 1650 Assistant of the Central Convention of Connecticut 1658, Overseer, Constable, Justice of the Peace 1675, and Patentee in both Town Patents.”

      Some Dayton histories claim that the Daytons founded Dayton, Ohio much as Thomas Baker helped found East Hampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY. Phyllis Lohrum in Vol. 3 #1426 of the Family Tree Maker software, a trademark of Broderbund Software, Inc. states that Ralph and Alice were great, great grandparents of Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824). At the age of 26, Jonathan was the youngest signer of the U. S. Constitution. He served in the Revolutionary War and the New Jersey Assembly. He was a member of Congress 1791-1799, Speaker of the House of Representatives 1795-99, U. S. Senator from New Jersey 1799-1805.

      Alice Dayton was baptized in an Ashford church 21 May 1620 according to The American Genealogist, Whole No. 87, Vol. XXII, No. 3 (January, 1946), p. 129. The day is May 20th in Thomas Baker's bible given to the East Hampton Library by Mary Baker Hedges as reported in Baker and Allied Families, by Harry J. Baker II, 1961, available through the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1961 (929.273 B171bhb film #858671, Item 11).

      In Records of Marriages, Baptisms, and Deaths in East Hampton, Long Island. from 1696 to 1746. Recorded by Rev. Nathaniel Huntting-Baptisms it is stated that Mrs. Baker died about 4PM aged about 89 years on 6 February 1708/9.

      SOURCES:
      East Hampton Town Records, 5:557.

      Donald Lines Jacobus, M. A. & Arthur Bliss Dayton, The Early Daytons and Descendants of Henry Jr. (1959), p. 7.

      Edson C. Dayton. The Record of a Family Descent from Ralph Dayton and Alice (Goldhatch) Tritton, Married June 16, 1617, Ashford, County Kent, England, (1931, Privately Printed, The Case, Lockwood and Brainard County, Hartford, CT), p. 10. On page 2 read "21 May 1620 Alice daughter of Ralfe Dayton Baptized, Copied from the Register, by Rev. Harry W. Blackburne on December 21, 1929." See Carol Turk notes in at East Hampton Library. See under Ralph Dayton notes for comments about Thomas Baker.

      Perhaps nothing better evokes the village's early history than the South End Cemetery just off Main Street, where the oldest stone, that of the first minister, Thomas James, dates to 1696. James was a friend and business associate of Lion Gardiner, who is also interred in the cemetery. Here also is the monument to Thomas Baker and Alice Dayton as well as a monument to the Mulfords.
    Person ID I7012  Ackerly
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 

    Father Ralph Dayton,   b. 1588, Kent England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1658, East Hampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Long Island Ny Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alice Goldhatch,   b. 1596,   d. 1655  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Married 1616  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Relationship unknown 
    Mother Alice Goldhatch,   b. 1596,   d. 1655  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Married 1616  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Relationship unknown 
    Mother Alice Goldhatch,   b. 1596,   d. 1655  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Married 1616  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Baker,   b. Bef 29 Sep 1618, Hothfield, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1700, East Hampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 81 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1648  Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Date is in Thomas Baker's bible given to the East Hampton Library by Mary Baker Hedges as reported in Baker and Allied Families, by Harry J. Baker II, 1961 available through the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1961, (929.273 B171bhb film #858671, Item 11).
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel Baker,   b. 22 Dec 1655, East Hampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1737, East Hampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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