Person:Jonathan Dayton (1)

Facts and Events
Name Gen. Jonathan Dayton
Gender Male
Birth[8][9] 16 Oct 1760 Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
Marriage 28 Mar 1779 Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church
to Susannah Williamson
Alt Marriage New Jersey, United Statesto Susannah Williamson
Alt Marriage 1782 New Jersey, United Statesto Susannah Williamson
Residence[7] 1795-1824 Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United StatesBoxwood Hall 1073 E Jersey St; Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201 (former home of Elias Boudinot )
Education[8] Princeton (township), Mercer, New Jersey, United StatesPrinceton University
Other? Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesThis is the man for whom Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States, is named.
Occupation[9][1] New Jersey, United Statesyoungest signer of the United States Constitution
Occupation[9] 1798 New Jersey, United StatesSpeaker of the House of Representatives
Religion[9] New Jersey, United StatesPresbyterian (Chapter 1, page 1)
Occupation[1][9] 1804 New Jersey, United StatesSenator, Federalist Party
Military? New Jersey, United StatesSoldier. American Revolutionary War. 3rd New Jersey Regiment, Sullivan's Expedition
Occupation? New Jersey, United StatesMember Continental Congress
Occupation[9] - 2 Mar 1805 New Jersey, United StatesSenator (chapter xiv, page 1)
Cause of Death[9] Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United Statesapoplexy
Death[9] 9 Oct 1824 Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United Stateslifelong resident of Elizabethtown (chapter 1, page 2)
Occupation? New Jersey, United StatesEngineer
Occupation? New Jersey, United StatesLawyer
Burial? 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.

Signers of the U.S. Constitution
Baldwin • Bassett • Gunning BedfordBlairWilliam Blount • Brearley • Jacob BroomPierce Butler Daniel CarrollGeorge ClymerJonathan DaytonJohn Dickinson • Few • Thomas FitzsimonsBen FranklinNicholas GilmanNathaniel GorhamAlexander Hamilton • Ingersoll • William Jackson Daniel of St.Thomas Jenifer • Johnson • Rufus King • Langdon • William Livingston James Madison • McHenry • Mifflin • Gouverneur Morris Robert MorrisWilliam PatersonCharles Cotesworth PinckneyCharles PinckneyGeorge ReadJohn Rutledge Roger Sherman • Spaight • George WashingtonHugh Williamson James Wilson

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jonathan Dayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Pamphlet about membership., Sep 2012. 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.

  2.   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.

  3.   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.

  4.   Why Dayton Became a Big City by Charles Sullivan, 1942. (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.

  5.   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).
  6.   Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin). First families of old Monmouth, Salter family. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977).
  7. Encyclopedia of New Jersey edited by Maxin Lurie, Rutgers University Press, p. 192, 2004.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Founders: The 39 Stories Behind the U.S. Constitution By Dennis Brindell Fradin, page 51, 2005.
  9. 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],
    Year: 1980s
    Description: 4 volumes : portraits ; 28 cm
    Language: English
    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.
    New Jersey.
    Class Descriptors: Dewey: 328.092; B
    Responsibility: by Randall Metcalf.
    Material Type: Biography (bio)
    Document Type: Book
    Entry: 20090611
    Update: 20150823
    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.

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    U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
    Name: Jonathan Dayton
    SAR Membership: 9083
    Role: Ancestor
    Father: Elias Dayton
    Mother: Hannah Beasley
    Spouse: Susanna Williamson
    Children: Susan Williamson Dayton