David Brown

Birth Name:

David Preston Jessop


(2000-01-16) January 16, 2000 (age 18)


Robyn Brown (mother)
Kody Brown (adoptive father)
David Preston Jessop (biological father)


6 brothers and 11 sisters

David Dayton Brown, known as Dayton, is the eldest child of Robyn Brown and her ex-husband, David Preston Jessop. His parents divorced in 2007 and in 2010, his mother married Kody Brown.

Early lifeEdit

David Preston Jessop, Jr., was born on January 16, 2000, to David and Robyn Jessop (now Brown). He was the couple's first child, and they went on to have two more children after him. His father was said to be an absentee father for most of his childhood.

Dayton's parents divorced in 2007. The divorce papers hinted that his father may have been an alcoholic.

Dayton's mother spiritually married Kody Brown, a polygamist with three other wives, on May 22, 2010. She then legally married him in December of 2014.


Dayton was adopted by Kody Brown in June of 2015 when he was fifteen years old. He legally changed his last name to Brown at this time.


Dayton is on the autism spectrum. His mother believes he has Asperger's Syndrome, but he has never officially received this diagnosis.



The first season of the TLC show Sister Wives, which was released in late 2010, chronicled Dayton's mother's engagement to Kody Brown. After she married Kody and his three wives, Dayton became a regularly featured member of the Sister Wives cast. As of August 25, 2017, eleven seasons have been released with no official premiere date listed for season twelve.