Biography and History

Jonathan Dayton was a Revolutionary soldier and New Jersey congressman and senator. His father, Elias Dayton, was a storekeeper and Revolutionary brigadier-general.

Source: From the finding aid for C0302

  • Dayton Family Papers. 1734-1868 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0302

    Consists of selected papers of several members of the Dayton family of Elizabeth, N.J., including Jonathan Dayton (Princeton Class of 1776) and his father, Elias Dayton.