James R. Dayton

about 1823–
South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James R.

When James R. Dayton was born about 1823, in South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Henry Dayton, was 26 and his mother, Mary Williams, was 28. He married Hancy Sophia Abbey on 29 January 1852, in South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

James R. Dayton
Hancy Sophia Abbey
Marriage: 29 January 1852
James Mortimer Dayton
Harry Anson Dayton

Spouse and Children

29 January 1852
South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Dayton


    Mary Williams




    Eunice B. Dayton


    Henry W Dayton



    John Dayton


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 6

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 40

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Deighton .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James R Dayton in household of Henry Dayton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James R Dayton, "Ohio, Church Records, 1762-2008"
  • Henry Dayton in the Connecticut, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1609

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