Facts and Events
||Gen. Jonathan Dayton
||16 Oct 1760
||Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
||28 Mar 1779
||Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church
to Susannah Williamson
||New Jersey, United Statesto Susannah Williamson
||New Jersey, United Statesto Susannah Williamson
||Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United StatesBoxwood Hall 1073 E Jersey St; Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201 (former home of Elias Boudinot )
||Princeton (township), Mercer, New Jersey, United StatesPrinceton University
||Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesThis is the man for whom Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States, is named.
||New Jersey, United Statesyoungest signer of the United States Constitution
||New Jersey, United StatesSpeaker of the House of Representatives
||New Jersey, United StatesPresbyterian (Chapter 1, page 1)
||New Jersey, United StatesSenator, Federalist Party
||New Jersey, United StatesSoldier. American Revolutionary War. 3rd New Jersey Regiment, Sullivan's Expedition
||New Jersey, United StatesMember Continental Congress
||- 2 Mar 1805
||New Jersey, United StatesSenator (chapter xiv, page 1)
|Cause of Death
||Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United Statesapoplexy
||9 Oct 1824
||Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United Stateslifelong resident of Elizabethtown (chapter 1, page 2)
||New Jersey, United StatesEngineer
||New Jersey, United StatesLawyer
||New Jersey, United States
The American National Biography incorrectly reports that they had only one child. They had at least four: Elias Jonathan Dayton, Susan Williamson Dayton, Mary Lydia "Molly" Dayton, and Hannah Dayton.
In the lineage of Miss Susan Dayton Williams, b. Detroit, Michigan, Daughters of the American Revolution Member Number 123109. See also Member Number 5081, Miss Susan Dayton Biddle, of Michigan.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Jonathan Dayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Pamphlet about membership., Sep 2012.
http://www.jonathandaytondar.org Jonathan Dayton 16 Oct 1760 - 9 Oct 1824 was an American politician from the state of New Jersey. He was the youngest person to sign the United States Constitution and a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, serving as the fourth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and later the U. S. Senate.
- Guide To the Central National Soldiers’ Home For Visitors and Citizens: With Sketches of Dayton, 1891.
The first white man's habitation upon the present site of Dayton was built in 1786, but the settlers were soon driven off by the savages. In 1795 the abandoned settlement was begun once more, by Jonathan Dayton, General Arthur St. Clair, General James Wilkinson and Colonel Israel Ludlow. They arrived here November first, 1795, nearly a century ago, and named the new city in honor of Jonathan Dayton. To induce settlement, lots were at first given away on condition of location and improvement. Only nineteen persons fulfilled these conditions, and thus the future city began.
- Edgar, John Farris. Pioneer life in Dayton and vicinity, 1796-1840. (Fairborn, Ohio: Cincinnati Branch Library, 1973), 1896.
From Chapter One: After General Wayne's victory on the Maumee and the treaty of Greenville, August 20, 1795, which had a decided influence on the settlement of Dayton, General Jonathan Dayton, of New Jersey, afterwards United States Senator from that State, General Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory, General James Wilkinson, of Wayne's army, and Colonel Israel Ludlow, of Morris County, New Jersey, contracted with John Cleves Symmes for the purchase of the seventh and eighth ranges between the Miami rivers. .....On November 1 Israel Ludlow accompanied a surveying party to the mouth of Mad River, and on Wednesday, November 4, 1795, laid out the town, calling it Dayton in honor of Jonathan Dayton, one of the proprietors.
- Why Dayton Became a Big City by Charles Sullivan, 1942.
http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com/sullivanbigcity.html (Essay). John Cleves Symmes, for a small town was named Symmes Corner, just south of Hamilton, had bought all the land between the Great and Little Miami rivers, from the Ohio river upon the south to far above Dayton. He had interested with him, Jonathan Dayton, an engineer and signer of the constitution of the U. S. who drew the plan for the City, also three army men, Arthur St Clair, Israel Ludlow and James Wilkinson, in the settlement of this City, and it was named after Mr Dayton.
- Fitzgerald, T. F. (Thomas F.), and New Jersey. Legislature. Manual of the legislature of New Jersey. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1997).
- Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin). First families of old Monmouth, Salter family. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977).
- ↑ Encyclopedia of New Jersey edited by Maxin Lurie, Rutgers University Press, p. 192, 2004.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 The Founders: The 39 Stories Behind the U.S. Constitution By Dennis Brindell Fradin, page 51, 2005.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Metcalf, Randall. Jonathan Dayton. (Marietta, Ohio: Randall Metcalf, 198?).
Jonathan Dayton by Randall Metcalf.
OCLC FirstSearch: Libraries that Own Item: Dayton Metro Library DMM
Title: Jonathan Dayton Author: Metcalf, Randall Accession Number: 387811385
Title: Jonathan Dayton /
Author(s): Metcalf, Randall.
Publication: Marietta, Ohio : [R. Metcalf],
Description: 4 volumes : portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Growing up in war -- The politics of paper money -- The Federal convention -- The Symmes purchase -- The singular election -- Congressman from New Jersey -- The third Congress -- Speaker of the House -- The Speaker and the Jay Treater -- Fracas in the House -- Civilian general in an undeclared war -- Politics with General Hamilton -- A tie vote and a tea party -- Journey to New Orleans -- The almost duel -- The Indiana Canal -- Embassys and cipher letters -- A letter to the President -- Land poor in a hostile world -- Host to Lafayette.
Descriptor: Legislators -- New Jersey.
Named Person: Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824.
Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824.
Named Conf: American Revolution (1775-1783)
Geographic: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Class Descriptors: Dewey: 328.092; B
Responsibility: by Randall Metcalf.
Material Type: Biography (bio)
Document Type: Book
Accession No: OCLC: 387811385
Dayton Local History B D276M v.1 B D276M v.2 B D276M v.3 B D276M v.4
preface, page 1 = Youngest man to sign the United States Constitution.
preface, page 1 = 1798 Speaker of the House of Representatives
preface, page 2 = Federalist, United States Senator
chapter 1, page 5 = birth of Jonathan Dayton
chapter xiii, page 1 = took oath as U S Senator from NJ on 5 Dec 1799
chapter xx, page 23 - death of Jonathan Dayton by apoplexy
chapter XX, page 24 = Youngest man to sign the United States Constitution.
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Name: Jonathan Dayton
SAR Membership: 9083
Father: Elias Dayton
Mother: Hannah Beasley
Spouse: Susanna Williamson
Children: Susan Williamson Dayton