Variation on Mom’s Macaroni and Cheese–2nd Generation

DFH Volume 1 Issue 21

My sister Priscilla, the healthiest of us siblings, decided that mom’s macaroni and cheese is too unhealthy.  She has created a recipe for Keto cheese.  It nicely parallels mom’s version of world class mac and cheese, but substitutes cauliflower for macaroni.  It makes good sense to me, and sheds nearly all the carbohydrates.  Those of us who are diabetic will really appreciate it.

-One head of cauliflower cut into florets or two bags of frozen cauliflower

-12 oz Extra sharp white cracker barrel grated cheese

-2 1/2 ounces pork rind, crumbs

-parmesan cheese either shredded or jar


-Salt and pepper to taste

-2 tablespoons heavy cream

-Whole milk or half-and-half and almond milk

1. Place cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl with 2 tablespoons heavy cream and 1 tablespoon butter. Microwave uncovered on high for six minutes. Stir to coat cauliflower with cream and butter mixture. Microwave for another six minutes on high.

2. Using a medium-sized casserole dish, layer 1/3 of the cauliflower, salt/pepper, 1/3 of the cheese and just enough crumbs of mixed equal parts pork rinds and Parmesan cheese so that the cheese is not visible.

3. Repeat layers twice more. Just before last crumbs, slowly pour in very little milk.

4. Top with remaining crumbs. No Parmesan is added to top layer.

5. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.

It sounds great.  I’m writing this at 12:17 AM.  I wish I had a little for a midnight snack.  Oh yeah…I just remembered…eating it for a snack isn’t very healthy.


Video from 1998 Dayton Family Reunion Now Available on youtube

DFH Volume 1 Issue 21

It hardly seems possible that it’s been 21 years since our Dayton reunion in Corinth.  Kids that attended are now married with their own offspring, thus starting a new generation of Dayton’s.  I think especially of the Humbert kids and their cute rendition of “King of the Universe.”  Video of our 1998 Dayton Family Reunion is now available on my youtube channel.  Jan Manley taped the entire event, and now, thanks to her, we can relive that fun time spent together in June in Corinth.  Nearly the entire event has been filmed.  The filming has been broken down into 26 individual videos, so you can only watch what you want.   These are the videos:

  1. Introduction
  2. Wilber Dayton sends his greetings from Macon, GA
  3. Breakfast footage of attendees and table chat with Jan Manley commenting
  4. Tour of Dayton Brothers sawmill led by Paul Dayton.
  5. Tour of Henry and Christie Daytons graves in Dayton cemetery on Hadley Hill led by Paul Dayton with Family History commentary by Jim Dayton.
  6. Tour of Charles and Nancy Dayton’s graves at Dean Cemetery in Stony Creek led by Jim Dayton.
  7. Tour of David and Chloe Dayton’s graves at 9N Cemetery in Lake Luzerne led by Jim Dayton.
  8. Viewing of outside of Wilber and Jessie’s House on Mechanic St by Jan Manley and Cammie Luckey.
  9. Priscilla Tyler leads children’s games (watermelon seed spitting).
  10. Interview with Sam Tyler.
  11. Invocation by Wilber Dayton with accompanying photo montage of reunion.
  12. Chester Dayton reciting Psalm 93.
  13. Congratulatory letter from Governor George Pataki (New York State).
  14. Prayer for Wilber by Rev. Leonard Humbert.
  15. Dinner footage of attendees and table chat with Jan Manley commenting.
  16. Audience participation in singing of George Washington Bridge led by Keith Tyler.
  17. Photo montage set to a hilarious light bulb joke about religious denominations.
  18. Nancy Dayton sings a beautiful rendition of “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”
  19. Keith Tyler’s little Tommy joke.
  20. Chester Dayton [Chip} reciting Mia Carlotta, by Louis Untermeyer.
  21. Humbert Kids sing “King of the Universe”.
  22. Jim Dayton tells a story about Charles (Chop) Dayton’s strength.
  23. Roger Dayton tells a story a Chop, Gerald Ralph and he on scaffolding.
  24. Chester Dayton Tells the Story of Chop and the Cigar Cutter.
  25. Jenn VanTol presents a plaque containing Psalm 23 and the signatures of the attendees.
  26. Jim Dayton thanks everyone for coming to the reunion.

Here is a link to get to the “my channel” for me (Jim Dayton).  Once there, you can view whatever you would like.  I recommend that you subscribe to the channel so that you can more easily get here and get notifications of new videos.

Ancient Aristocrats-William the Conqueror

DFH Volume 1 Issue 21

My personal favorite Ancient Aristocrat grampa is King William I, more commonly known as William the Conqueror.  Our lineage is as follows:

Lineage of Wilber Thomas Dayton Sr. to William the Conqueror

  1. WILBER THOMAS DAYTON SR & Jessie Belle White
  2. Nancy Goodnow & Charles Dayton
  3. Thomas Goodnow & Lucy Harris
  4. Stephen Goodnow & Mary McAllister
  5. Abigail Wilson & Thomas Goodnow
  6. Hopestill Rice & Edward Wilson
  7. Daniel Rice & Bethiah Ward
  8. Edward Rice & Agnes Bent
  9. Edmund Rice & Thomasine Frost
  10. Thomas Rice & ?
  11. William Rice & ?
  12. Katherine Howard & Rice Au-Griffith
  13. Thomas Howard & Elizabeth Tylney
  14. Duke John Howard & Catherine Moleyns

At this point in our ascendency, we arrive at grampa John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, who was born in 1420 A.D.  This is only one path we have to William the Conqueror and other English nobility.   We have several paths that will establish lineage to him.  This path establishes lineage through Duke John Howard.  From Howard to Wilber Thomas Dayton Sr the lineage is always the same.  Therefore, I am going to list Wilber Dayton’s complete lineage to Duke John Howard here, and then remind you of this same lineage in future issues of this newsletter without showing it in the interest of brevity.

Now we continue the lineage to William the Conquer:

  1. Margaret De Mowbray & Sir Robert Howard
  2. Earl Thomas  De Mowbray & Elizabeth Fitz Alan
  3. Elizabeth Seagrave & Baron John Mowbray
  4. Duchess Margaret Marshall Plantagenet & John Seagrave
  5. Earl Thomas Plantagenet & Alice Halys
  6. Princess Marguerite  of Le Hardi & King of England Edward I “Longshanks” Plantagenet
  7. King Phillip III of France & Mary of Brabant
  8. King Louis IX of France & Queen Marguerite Berenger
  9. King Louis VIII of France & Blanche of Castile
  10. King Phillip II of France (Augutus) & Isabella of Hainaut
  11. Queen Adela De Champagne, of France & King Louis VII of France
  12. Count Theobald V “the Good” of Blois & Maud of Carthinia
  13. Adele of England & King of England Stephen II of Blois
  14. King William I, of England “the Conqueror” & Matilda of Flanders


The Normans were descendants of Vikings who had settled by force in North East France around the mouth of the Seine River. The land they occupied became known as Normandy. (The name Normandy comes from the French Normand, meaning Norsemen and Normans)

  • King William I, the Conqueror 1066 – 1087
  • King Henry I 1100 – 1135
  • King Stephen 1135 – 1154
  • (Empress Matilda 1141)

King William I, the Conqueror 1066 – 1087

  • Age 38-59
  • Born: September 1028 at Falaise, Normandy 
  • Parents: Robert I, Duke of Normandy, and Arlette daughter of Fulbert (illegitimate)
  • Ascended to the throne: 25 December 1066 aged 38 years
  • Crowned: 25 December 1066 at Westminster Abbey
  • Married: His cousin Matilda, Daughter of Count of Flanders and granddaughter of  the King of France
  • Children: 4 sons including William II and Henry I, and 6 daughters
  • Died: 9 September 1087 at Rouen, France, aged 59 years
  • Buried at: St Stephens Abbey, Caen, Normandy
  • Succeeded by: his son William I

The Norman Duke, William was friendly with English King, Edward the Confessor and attacked England on Edwards death because he had been promised the English crown by Edward but denied it by the Saxon Harold.

Defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings.

In 1085 the Domesday Survey was begun, and all England was recorded so William knew exactly what his new kingdom contained. The Domesday Book was, in effect, the first national census.

doomsday book

The Domesday Book

William ruled simultaneously in both England and parts of France. This set the scene for regular land battles over territory in France for the next 500 years.

When William died his lands were divided between his eldest two sons. Robert inherited Normandy, while William became king of England.

 [William the Conqueror profile was copied in its entirety from (Project Britain [])