Dayton, Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy

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Church Records

Church Histories

Original Church Records

  • Catholic Church. St. Paul of the Cross, Church records, 1861-1977 (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982). FHL Film 1292994 Original records destroyed in a fire, these are compilations of data of baptisms, marriages and deaths.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church, Villenova Circuit (Villeno va, New York), Church records, 1856-1867 (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986). FHL Film 1437513 Item 10. Contains a list of members, baptisms, and marriages.


Additional Resources:

Painted Hills Genealogy Society
Mary E. Bryant: Founder and President

Genealogical Resources: The Historical and Biographical History of Dayton, Cattaraugus County, NY


Archives, Libraries and Museums


The town of Dayton does not have a library but check out Cattaraugus County’s Library System to locate the towns close to Dayton that have public libraries.


Dayton Historical Museum
9561 Route 62
Dayton, NY 14041
Phone: 716-532-3758


Dayton Historical Society
Route 62
PO Box 15
Dayton, NY 14041

Town Clerk

Town of Dayton, Clerk
9100 Route 62
PO Box 15
South Dayton, NY 14138

Town Historian

Ruth Bennett, Historian
9222 Cottage Road
South Dayton, NY 14138
Phone: 716-532-3758

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Dayton, Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records