HIRAM MILES DAYTON, son of Hiram & Permelia Bundy Dayton, born 10 Oct 1821 at Welchfield, Ohio bap 20 Mar 1936 End 1.1 May 1936 died 13 Jun 1902 at Ophir, Utah of lung infection, buried at Ophir Utah. He was the eldest child of his parents and enjoyed the ease and comforts of the family in Parkman Ohio. After his parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ their persecutions began. He endured the taunts of his former childhood friends. He moved with his parents to Kirtland, Ohio, Far West, Mo. and Nauvoo, Ill. Here he married in 1846 CATHERINE FOY, born abt 1826 at Farmington, Giauga Co, Ohio bap 5 Feb 1938 End 2 Nov 1938 no other information available of this wife, They had a son Samuel. This child never came to Utah. It is reported that Hiram Miles, shortly before he died went to visit this son Samuel. He was gone about eight months. The city or the state is unknown.
Hiram joined the treck across the plains, and arrived in Salt Lake Valley 25 Oct 1849, then went to Cedar Fort. Utah, where he worked long and hard to build a house and cultivate a farm. He helped erect the fort at Cedar fort for the protection of the settlers against the assaults of the Indians. He made charcoal and supplied the Salt Lake & Mercur Railroad, and several mining companies with this product. He was a soldier in the Mexican and Florida Indian Wars and was drawing a pension from the government at the time of his death. He married on 4 Jul 1872 at Salt Lake City Utah, ANN CHAMBERLAIN, dau of William & Mary Allen Chamberlain born 19 Jun 1846 at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, bap 7 Dec 1936 End 17 Mar 1937, died 4 Jul 1894 at Ophir, Utah of a kidney disorder, buried at Ophir, Utah, She was a skilled seamstress and took great pride in her mending. She raised an herb garden, for the benefit. of the early pioneers, whom she waited upon as a nurse and midwife. She sang in the Ward Choir many years This couple dedicated their lives for the benefit of others. For this and their many other fine qualities they are revered and honored.
Hiram & Permelia Dayton