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.
English: variant of Deighton .