William Lewis Dayton

Male17 February 1807–1 December 1864

Brief Life History of William Lewis

When William Lewis Dayton was born on 17 February 1807, in Basking Ridge, Bernards Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joel Dayton, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Lewis, was 19. He married Margaret Elmendorf Vanderveer on 23 May 1833, in Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and United States for about 60 years. He died on 1 December 1864, in Paris, Seine, France, at the age of 57, and was buried in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lewis Dayton
Margaret Elmendorf Vanderveer
Marriage: 23 May 1833
Ferdinand V Dayton
Anna L Dayton
William Lewis Dayton
Edward Lewis Dayton
Robert Dayton
Margaret V Dayton

Sources (18)

  • William L Dayton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William L Dayton, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • William Lewis Dayton, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1833Somerset, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 13

    On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.


    Age 16

    "Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding ""privileges and immunities"" to arrive at his decision."

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Deighton .

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

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