The Annual Meeting and Gathering of the Dalton Genealogical Society is scheduled for October 6, 7, 8 2006, the first meeting of the Society in North America.  Hampton, NH was chosen for the venue since the first Daltons from Suffolk, England settled there in 1635.  The second day of the gathering will be spent in the restored sea captain’s town, Newburyport, MA.   Ships, trading, and businesses, brought wealth and national political prominence to a line of the Hampton family.  Be prepared to spend a week-end immersed in colonial history amidst New England’s colorful fall foliage.


Monday, October 9, 2006 is a holiday in the U. S, the Columbus Day week-end. Attendees may want to attend the full program on Sunday and travel home on Monday.  If you can spend a few more days in the area and are a student of colonial history, you will not be disappointed at the treasures that are available within a 25 mile radius of Hampton.


Hampton, New Hampshire

In April 1635, Philemon Dalton sailed on the ship Increase from England to Boston and arrived in Hampton, five years after the first settlers.  He was accompanied by his wife, Anne Cole Dalton and son Samuel, who was 5 ½ years of age.  Philemon received land grants and according to early map reconstruction, he occupied land facing the cow common.  He was followed by his brother, the Rev. Timothy Dalton who was accompanied by his wife Ruth and son Timothy.  Rev. Timothy had stopped initially in Watertown, MA where his teachings were not in accordance with the norm of the day, and thus removed to Hampton where Rev. Nathaniel Bachelder offered him a post as teacher in his church.  Rev. Timothy had several land grants and expanded his holdings once in Hampton.


Samuel Dalton was the only child of Philemon and Ann (Hannah) and in turn fathered 14 children. Several lived to adulthood and this line dominated Dalton presence in NH, Maine and northeastern Massachusetts for a century.  The family is well documented in the Journals of the Dalton Genealogical Society and a reading list is provided for your perusal.


Hampton today is a bustling sea coast town and has retained its history through the Tuck Museum and Hampton Historical Society.  Their historians will describe life in colonial times and the role played by our Daltons.  Besides a general meeting of the DGS with officers from England, we expect to have a speaker who will address current projects of the DGS and an opportunity for those from family lines to engage in group discussions.  Attendees will be treated to an after dinner skit by Nancy Samuelson, author of The Outlaw Gang.


Newburyport, Massachusetts.

On Sunday the group will motor about 25 miles south to Newburyport, formerly known as Newbury.  Here, the curator of the Cushing House and Museum, Mr. Jay Williamson, will host the day and we will visit the oldest colonial farm house in New England, the Spenser-Pierce-Little Farm.  It was built about 1690 by the Little family into which the Newburyport Daltons married.  This working farm changed ownership several times and additions were made to the original two rooms.


Mr. Williamson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dalton House now a privately held club.  The Board voted to admit the Dalton Genealogical Society for four hours on Sunday afternoon where a catered lunch will be served.  Mr. Williamson will lecture on the history of Newburyport and the role of the Daltons in its history.  Michael Dalton and his son, Tristam were friends of George Washington, and provided ships and provisions for the War of Independence.  Few of us have been in a home that George Washington visited; this should prove to be a real treat.


When Tristram and family moved to Washington, D. C., all of his possessions, furniture, silver and papers went by ship and are at the bottom of the Atlantic.  Only two items of Dalton history remain in the house and one is a large portrait of Tristram.  The existence of the other item has been unknown to outsiders - the Dalton Coat of Arms.  This piece of history may be a key in linking the Suffolk Daltons to an earlier line in Yorkshire.


The May issue of "Daltons in History" and the June issue of the of the DGS Journal will contain an invitation and program for the meeting.

A history of the Hampton, NH families has been well covered in the Journals of the Dalton Genealogical Society. From the on-line Index of the Journals pertinent reading material has been extracted so that you may become acquainted with this line of Daltons.


The articles cover the period before they before left Suffolk, England, settled in Hampton, NH, and migrated to Newburyport, Massachusetts and adjacent towns. The final article in this series describes the founding of Dalton, Georgia by the grandson of Senator Tristram Dalton of Newburyport, Edward White of Haverhill, Massachusetts.


Early Journal extracts are fairly short and the complete Journal can be ordered by visiting the above web site. Later extracts are quite lengthy and provide a fairly accurate picture of life in colonial New England. Contents of the index were prepared by Dr. Lucy, J. Slater of Cambridge, England.


In addition you may want to visit the Dalton Data Bank and peruse the New Hampshire file. It contains data for the branches of this family (including a Maine branch). Data for some towns is as late as 1900.



“Timothy and Philemon” by Lucy Joan Slater

DGS Journal, Volume 19, Part I, December1990, page 15.

Philemon is said to have been the first man with the surname Dalton to land in America in 1635. He was followed by his brother Timothy founded a Church called the Church of Jesus Christ in Hampton, New Hampshire. Timothy had been a sizer at St. John's College, Cambridge and the Rector of Wolverstone before he vanished from England and turned up in New Hampshire, in 1636 as so many Puritans were forced to do. There are three pages of American descendants from Philemon Dalton.

“The Daltons of Hampton, New Hampshire” by Millicent V. Craig

DGS Journal, Volume 28, May 1998, Page 35.

This discusses Philemon and his son Samuel. Also it tells of the Haverhill massacre of 1708.

“The Wills of Philemon and Timothy Dalton” by Millicent V. Craig

DGS Journal, Volume 28, May 1998, Page 42.

This gives the actual texts of these wills transcribed by M. Bone into modern English.

“Facts and fancies about the families of Timothy and Philemon Dalton” by Lucy Joan Slater

DGS Journal, Volume 30, May 1991, Page 19.

This article gives a summery of present knowledge about Timothy and Philemon, the first Daltons to land in America. Rev. Timothy's possible family is given in the first section followed by section two on his wives and children. Section five covers Philemon's family the next part covers the family of Timothy's wife, Ruth Leet and the last section deals with the Parkhurst family who were related to Ruth.

“The Daltons of Hampton, Philemon's descendants, Part II” by Millicent V. Craig

DGS Journal, Volume 31, November 1999, Page 18.

The seven generations coming after Philemon Dalton are listed, as the same family Christian names are repeated. This long article details the fourth to sixth generations. In the fourth generation, Samuels son Isaac and his descendants are discussed. The epidemic of a throat infection killed over 2000 people in Massachusetts in 1736 and 7, including four of Isaac Daltons children.

Isaac decided to go to fight the French at Cape Breton, and he wrote home from Louisburg on 16th October, 1745. He died soon afterwards, and his widow Mary got £40 for his wages at Cape Breton. His inventory showed that he had little else to leave. Including the proceeds from some land and the £40, the total was £465. Legal fees were £247, leaving only £218 for a lifetimes work. In 1754, Marys dower rights to live in the farmhouse were recognized, but she had to bring up 5 children. So she had to petition several times for a few pounds a year for their survival. She died in 1758. Sixteen years after Isaacs death, his estate was finally settled between his surviving children.

In the fifth generation, Isaacs son Samuel earned a living as a shipwright, and raised six children. At his death, he left £56.7s. But his debts were £71.7s1d, so his estate was declared insolvent.

Two of Sams children were Deacon Isaac Dalton and Captain John Dalton. Isaac died in 1838 and a covered bridge at Warner, New Hampshire, is a memorial to him. He left one son John who became a doctor, and a second son Isaac who was a Colonel in the state militia. Deacon Isaacs brother Jonathan was a sailor and little is know about him except that he sailed to the Orient and brought back cargos of silks and spices. His ship sank in a storm in 1802 and he died then aged 35. His inventory shows that he was well off with a mansion and furnishing valued at $3615, an interest in a ship value $2250 with insurance money and cash $1500. The total of the estate when a few debts had been settled, was $6500. He left one son John who also became a doctor.

“War and its Spoils” by Millicent V. Craig

DGS Journal Volume 31, November 1999, page 12.

The Robinson family found over a thousand bundles of letters and other documents in the Old Courthouse in Kingston, dating from the American War of Independence. Later E. Arnot Robinson wrote a book “The Spanish Town Papers” based on these documents. Among them was a letter from Tristram Dalton to one of his captains, Edward Fettiplace of “The Antelope“, discussing what Edward should do to make money on the voyages he was undertaking for Mr. Dalton.

“The Daltons of Hampton, N. H.; Part III” by Millicent V. Craig

DGS Journal, Volume 33, November 2000, page 21.

Deacon Philemon Dalton married Abigail Gove in 1690 and they had ten children, listed in this article. Philemon died in 1721 and left the will given here. The will of his son Timothy, proved in 1756, is also reproduced together with a list of Timothys ten children.

The next section deals with Michael Dalton, son of Philemon. He was thirteen years old when his father died. He became a sailor and Captain of his own ship. He married Mary Little in 1734 and they had three children. Two died in infancy but the third, Tristram lived to be 82. There are pictures of Michaels house and St. Pauls Church.

Tristram married Ruth Hooper and they had ten children. He entered politics and lost most of his fortune. His daughter Mary married Leonard White who was a descendant of the William White who had gone to America with Philemon.

“Excerpts from the Diary of Rev. Matthias Plant” by Millicent V. Craig

DGS Journal, Volume 33, November 2000, Page 33.

Captain Michael Dalton was one of the Church Wardens who chose Mr. Plant as their pastor in 1741/2. However, there was soon trouble among his congregation, which seems to have lasted for six years. Then Dalton recommended Mr. Wingate to become the next minister. There was a dispute between Mr. Plant and Captain Dalton. Next, the wardens proposed Mr. Quincy to be their minister. Captain Dalton sailed to England to ask permission to remove Mr. Plant. When the first census of Newbury was taken by Mr. Plant, ten per cent of the population were slaves and some seem to have been owned by Captain Dalton.

“The Rev. Timothy Dalton's Estate” by George Byrkit

DGS Journal Volume 34, June 2001, Page 9.

This is an extract from a thesis on migrations from England, found in the Bury St. Edmund's Records Office. It showed that Timothy Dalton sold land and property before his departure to America to the value in modern money of about £750,000. This made him a very rich man in those times.

“The Founding of Dalton, Georgia” by Millicent V. Craig

DGS Journal Volume 38, June 2003, page 45.

The land where Dalton now stands was inhabited by the Indians, who were removed by force to Oklahoma, so that a township called Cross Plains could be built. It was developed by Edward White, whose father was Leonard White and whose mother Mary was a direct descendant of Philemon Dalton. Edward was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and went to New York to set up in a shoe making business with two of his brothers. In 1836, a railroad was commissioned to be built from Atlanta to the Mississippi river with a depot at Cross Plains. A second railway was to be built in 1845, to join the first one from Knoxville at this depot. By now, White was an agent for a group of northern financiers. He saw the opportunity and bought a square mile of land where the new junction was to be built. He drew up a plan of the new city to be called Dalton which was presented to the City Mayor in 1846.

A considerable investment was made, but this early history was lost in a fire at the court house, about 1850. Some years later, J. T. Whitman wrote his memories of the town in 1847. This is reproduced here. The first train to come to the depot arrived at 11am and for weeks afterwards, Mr. White was selling plots of land nearby at $25 each. A boom developed in Cross Plains which was now called Dalton, after Edward's mother. For the next 16 years Edward developed the community. He founded the Militia and so got the title Captain. Then he built the first non denominational church The Dalton First Church.

He married in 1848 and had 8 children. He was a Baptist but he gave a plot of land for a new church to the Baptists. Then he donated land for a Courthouse and a public Square. When the War broke out in 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. He removed is family to Atlanta. Some major battles in the war took place near the railroad depot. One between General Bragg and General Rosecrans' forces, at Chicamauga led to 35,000 casualties. General Sherman assembled 98,000 troops near Dalton. A Union garrison of 50,000 opposed them. Sherman then marched on Atlanta. Edward had a boxcar with an engine fired up outside his house, and he escaped with his family to Macon, Georgia. For 120 days, battles were fought along the railway line for 100 miles.

Reconstruction followed the war. Dalton returned to his home, helped to repair the railway system and built a new line between Rome and Atlanta. In the 1880 census, Edward was living with his wife and six of their children, in the family home. He died there is 1898. One hundred years after his death, his great grand son presented a collection of his books to Historical Society in Dalton. More than half of them were of a religious nature.

In Dalton, recovery proceeded slowly, as the railroad and the town were rebuilt. In 1895, a girl made a chenille bedspread by hand, and the demand was so great for more these chenille bedspreads that a new industry was started in Dalton. By the 1920's there were about 10,000 home tufters in Georgia. By the 1930's machines were producing similar rugs and carpets.

After the Second World War, the return of the military brought new growth to Georgia. By the 1950's, man made fibres were used and Dalton boomed. There was a mass market for wall to wall carpeting. But by the 1980's there was a shortage of workers in this booming industry, so workers had to be brought from Mexico.

Dalton Georgia is now the Carpet Capital of the world. Of an annual demand for new carpets worth $11 billion, about two thirds is satisfied by Dalton workers. As an annual replacement demand of about $7 billion is still growing, the future of Dalton is bright. Edward could never have imagined such a growth even in his wildest dreams.

From Millicent Craig


If you followed the suggestion in the DNA NEWS article of March 2006, 18 Americans who are in the Dalton International DNA Project, took a look at their DNA page and noted the Niall icon at the top of the page.  According to Family Tree DNA this indicated a relationship between the DGS member and Niall of the Nine Hostages who reigned in Ireland in the 5th Century.


The Dalton Genealogical Society had asked the consultant to the Dalton International DNA Project, Mr. Chris Pomery, to evaluate the indications.  Thus he has obtained a copy of the results and charts of the Trinity College Clan DNA Project.  He will look at the Dalton R1b* results and see how they diverge from the O'Neill STR haplotype, particularly if they can't be descendants of O'Neill even if they look as though, within the parameters of STR mutation rates, they could have been.  Mr. Pomery will report back to the DGS.

The following letter is from DGS member, Alan Dalton of England.  Alan had submitted a query about a relative who had immigrated to America.  His response with references to Tadcaster, Wakefield, and Huddersfield etc. may be helpful to those trying to make Yorkshire connections.  A bit of the information he had gleaned from the Yorkshire file of the Dalton Data Bank.


“Hello Millicent,


We communicated some time ago by email regarding James Henry Dalton b1862 who emigrated to the USA in 1907 and you suggested that he could be the person you found on the 1920 census living in Douglas County. I think now that it was the case as I have received new information. He returned to the UK around the early 1920s and here he was noted as deformed but what ever affliction he suffered from it did not stop him from leading a full life.  Here he raised a family and was registered as a coal merchant.  I note that you have contributed a great deal to the DGS and was involved with the Yorkshire site, and this is where my family line comes from.


At present my line starts with Richard Dalton b 1701 a weaver. His son Richard b1730 started a tailor’s and haberdashery business in Tadcaster and subsequent offspring worked there for over a 100 years. Francis 1787-1849 was to make the change.  In1806 on his marriage bond to Judith Hardcastle the daughter of a Bradford mill owner he put his occupation down as an attorney. I also have other proof of this for in 2005 I had communication with a person who acting as a third party told me of a very elderly relation who in turn was related to Francis Dalton’s daughter Catherine b1812 also an attorney.  This person had in his possession up to 4000 documents from her estate. He released 30 to me, Wills etc. and it was like wining the lottery.  I read them over and over and that’s when I found out about James Henry.

Francis and Elizabeth set up home in Wakefield at 26 Westgate by the Cathedral. I think this also doubled as his Attorneys Office.  He is also noted from 1808 as having many other occupations starting with importing wines and spirits (on the DGS site), deputy Sheriff, and Registrar. Following the death of 4 children, I think from smallpox, they moved 11 miles to Huddersfield.  There he is recorded as registrar, was granted a license as an Auctioneer & Appraiser and owner of the Albion Hotel.  Henry the youngest child was an accountant and took over the auction business.  Catherine’s husband John Blyth of Holmfirth was also an auctioneer so I guess that’s how they met.


Francis Burton Dalton, b. 1810 (named after Elizabeth’s mother) also had a varied but hard life. He married three times and had 12 children and is first noted as a police officer, police inspector, accounts manager and finally just before his death in1885, a vagrant inspector .


The rest I thought I knew until last year when I found that my own father was a lieutenant in the British Navy as I thought he was just an able seaman. His brother John b1926 informed me that Dad was on the beaches of Diepe guiding in the landing craft of which 33 were lost with over 300 of his own men and over 1000 of our Canadian cousins.  I stood at the very spot last year and visited the cemetery both my wife and I cried at the loss of so many young men and I guess that’s why he kept it all to himself.  Oh well it’s time to close”.

Regards Alan


Second Letter

Since my e-mail to you we have been ploughing on.  On my birthday 24 Feb my wife, son Warwick and daughter-in-law Karen took a day visiting places round Tadcaster.  We found the spot where Richard Dalton’s (b1730) shop was on Bridge Street and talked to the owner of the hardware shop.  It was like a time capsule.  They have owned the shop for 150 years and still had the original fixtures and fittings.  She said that it could have been one of only four shops.  Then we visited Vicarage Lane, the site of his home, and finally did a tour of some of the relevant churches in the area.  All the gravestones were made of poor quality stone and some were hard to read, but at Sherburne in Elmet, close to Tadcaster, we found the grave of Richard Dalton (b 1784), his wife Mary Simpson, and in the next grave to the right was Mary Simpson’s family and to the left was (we think) Richard Dalton (b1730).  It was in a wooded area and very overgrown with ivy, so we have to go back and clear it to find out.


Before we sign off, Tadcaster would be a fabulous place for a meeting of the DGS.  The place is full of history.  St Mary’s church was first built in 1158 and re-constructed in 1875.  Parts of the original features are still inside the church.  On one wall is the coat of arms of the Percy family who came over with William the Conqueror, as did the Daltons, and my great ancestor, Richard Dalton (b1701) is buried in the church yard.


Many thanks again


The probate date for this will is 1812 and thus affords some clues to Daltons who were born in the 1700’s in County Kerry.  DGS member Mike Dalton has extracted the will and it will be one in a series.  Our thanks are extended to Mike.


IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I, MAURICE DALTON of Bromore, in the County of Kerry, Gentlemen, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be the Almighty God for the same, dreading accident, do publish and make this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, that is to say:

     First, that all my stock of cattle, vis. Cows, Bulls, Calves, Horses, Sheep, etc., etc., are to be disposed of to the best advantage.

I LEAVE AND BEQUEATH unto Mary Riddle the sum of Twenty Guinea and also to my son Maurice Dalton, by her, the sum of 7 Pounds per annum for eight years and then to be bound to a trade, and when out of his time to give him the sum of  50 Pounds Sterling.

I ALSO BEQUEATH unto Mary Mulquin the sum of 10 Pounds Sterling and to his sister,  Honoria Mulquin 5 pounds.

I ALSO LEAVE AND BEQUEATH unto my sister, Hanna Mahony, the sum of 10 Pounds Sterling, and to each of her daughters, Mary and Catherine Mahony, the sum of Twenty Guineas each.

I DO ALSO LEAVE AND BEQUEATH unto my grandson, Maurice Dalton, the sum of 100 Pounds Sterling.

I DO ORDER that each and every of the above sums shall be paid and discharged by the Executors hereafter mentioned immediately after my decease.

I ALSO LEAVE AND BEQUEATH my household furniture and all necessaries belonging to or therein unto my three youngest daughters and my youngest son John.  I do also order all my effects, both real and personal, Lands, Tenements, Revenues, etc., etc., will be equally divided share and share alike between my seven children, namely Joseph, Charles, Eliza, Mary, Margaret, Catherine and John Dalton, after paying my just debts, each share or shares to be paid them on their arriving at the age of 21 years, or their respective days of marriages by and with the consent of their Executors.

I ALSO ORDER that the 12 cows that I have given my son, Joseph, value 50 Pounds, to be deducted out of his moiety or share.

I ALSO ORDER that the sum of 200 Pounds given James Pope on the celebration of his marriage shall be deducted out of his moiety or share,

IT IS ALSO MY POSITIVE DIRECTION that if any of my daughters should marry contrary to the consent and approbation of my Executors, that she shall be struck off to one shilling British and her portion of part to go in Gavel, share and share alike among the rest of my children, if any of said children should happen to depart this life before they attain the aforesaid age or marry, that then and in such case the share of each child or children so departing shall go in gavel among the others surviving them.

AND IT IS MY WISH and positive direction that said property or any part thereof when received by my Executors shall be immediately put out at Interest in secure hands, and the interest of the same, together with a part of their moiety or share, to be applied to necessary uses of the said children, such as maintenance, clothing and tuition, until there are by this Will, entitled to receive their proportions.

I ORDER AND DIRECT my remains to be interred in the Churchyard of Killmeedy with my wife in a decent and Christian-like manner, and my funeral expenses to be paid and discharged by my Executors out of my said Property, and lastly

I NOMINATE, CONSTITUTE AND APPOINT George Gunn of Tralee, in the County of Kerry, James Hilliard of Ballybunion in the said county and William O'Brien of Ashgrove in the County of Limerick, Esquires, Executors of this my last Will and Testament herby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I heretofore set my hand and Seal this 22nd day of July, 1809.  Maurice Dalton (Seal).

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED by the above-named Maurice Dalton to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of , who have heretofore subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator and of each of us.  John Norris and Alexander Mahony

     The Last will and Testament of Maurice Dalton, late of Bromore, in the County of Kerry, Gentleman, deceased, was proven in common form of Law and Probate, granted by the Most Reverend Father William (and so forth) to William O'Brien one of the Executors named in the said Will in the year 1812.


Additional notes from Mike Dalton


1. Joseph Dalton, the eldest son of the above late Maurice Dalton of Bromore.

 Kilconly Parish is found in the 1825 Tithe Applotment of Litter, Aghavallen Parish.


2. There is a John Dalton buried at Killehenny Cemetery, Ballybunnion with his wife, his son John, John's children and grandchildren. This John Dalton of Rahavanig, Kilconly Parish died 25 April 1880 at the age of 103, born circa 1776; his widow Honoria died in 1888 at age of 95. The relationship between him and the aforesaid Maurice Dalton and named heir, "Grandson, Maurice Dalton" is not clear.


3. Antsy Madget, niece of said Maurice Dalton: her father - Madget was a naval officer in either Spanish or American Navy according to County Kerry author Jeremiah King and he was the brother of renowned Tralee Town citizen Nicholas Madgett who died in 1774.


4. Hanna Mahony, sister of Maurice Dalton, may be the wife of said witness Alexander Mahony.


5. Maurice's first wife predeceased him and he remarried a Mary Riddle and so named "my son Maurice Dalton by her."


6. The Churchyard of Kilmeedy is in County Limerick. The earliest inscription here is from the year 1760.


7. The use of gold guineas worth 21 shillings was discontinued in 1813. Pound sterling (silver) was worth 20 shillings or 200 pence.

The following miscellaneous extracts were sent by DGS Archivist, Michael F Cayley and are from Illinois, Iowa, California,, Missouri and Texas newspapers. 


Mason City Banner Times (Illinois), March 19 1925 September 6 - Death of Clar Dalton aged 43 years


Davenport Times (Iowa), March 10 1900, The Times 20th Century Directory

Dalton, John J, wife M Belle, supt Dav. Woolen Mills Co r 1251 e Front


Mt. Pleasant Weekly News (Iowa) January 5 1898 Deaths

John F DALTON, Oct 24 [1897], Mt Pleasant (Hospital), age 48 years

Sacramento Bee (California). February 25 1919 Deaths:

DE SALES - In Marysville, Yuba County, February 24, 1919, Sister Frances DE SALES, known to the world as Catherine DALTON, daughter of Mrs. Jane DALTON of San Francisco; a native of Iowa, aged 54 years

Albany Banner (Kentucky), January 7 1892

C.D. DALTON has just returned from the South, where he has been with some mules. He reports the market low.

ORN - July 31st, at the residence of Mat WALSH, three miles from Ferndale, to the wife of James DALTON, a daughter.


Dunklin County Citizen (Missouri), June 22 1900

At the election held two weeks ago, the following officers of the Malden Masonic lodge were chosen: Al Stocks, W. M.; Dr. Geo. Dalton, S. W.; R. A. Cox, J. W.; R. H. Beall, Secy.; C. H. Bostwick, Treasurer; Robert White, S. D.; G. T. Penny, S. S.; Sam Downing, J. S.


Dunklin County Citizen (Missouri), July 13 1900

Miss Emma Gardner delightfully entertained a few of her friends Friday evening of last week in honor of Miss Lillian Hyde, who left next morning for her home at Beebe, Ark. Those present were: Miss Zetta Dalton and Messrs. Clarence Joslyn and Allie Crawford, of Malden, Miss Lillian Hyde of Beebe, Ark., and the following in Campbell: Misses Emma Sloan, Fannie McCutchen, Nola Huffstutler, Vallie Gardner, Emma Goodwin, Effie Hawkins and Messrs. Owen McBride, Clarence Gardner, Jess Thompson, H. V. Merritt and C. D. Bray.


Foster Beacon (Missouri), April 16 1897

Official Directory
Bates County Officers - Representative J W CHOAT; Circuit Judge James H LAY; Probate Judge W M DALTON, Presiding Judge County Court J Z GRAVES; Associated Judges D C FULLER, W T KEMPER, Sheriff D A COLYER, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Stewart ATCHESON,; County Clerk W M CRAWFORD; Recorder J C HALE; Treasurer S H FISHER; Prosecuting Attorney P H HOLCOMB; School Commissioner J P THURMAN; Surveyor J B MARCH; Coroner, W H ALLEN


Wichita Daily Times (Texas), July 6 1913
Mrs. W. L. Dalton and daughters, Misses Dorothy and Marjorie, will leave Saturday for a two months' visit with relatives in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.

Scottish American Connection

Our appreciation is extended to Meg at for the following entry. U. S. microfilm #5986 for Missouri Naturalization Declarations of Intention 1910-1911, page 296 contains this entry for a Dalton.


United States of America West Division, West District of Missouri, Circuit court of the United States. Tom Dalton, 22y, Carpenter, white, fair complexion, 5'6" tall weighing 140 pounds, light brown hair, blue eyes, and no distinctive markings.  He was born Ayr, Scotland on July 6, 1888, now residing 3906 Grand Ave, Saint Louis, Missouri USA.  He immigrated to the US from Glasgow aboard the vessel FURNESSIA, last foreign residence was in Ayr, Scotland.  He arrived into the port of New York, state of New York on or about the 23rd of Feb, 1910. Signed 11 May, 1911.


Meg writes that this man aligns nicely with a Thomas DALTON born 1888 in Ayr, entry #440. This refers to the city of Ayr, within Ayrshire. This was obtained from a film of 1888 Birth Indexes for Scotland. 


Ellis Island records show that a Euphemia Dalton, 22 years of age, arrived from Ayr, Scotland in1909.  For possible ancestors of these two Daltons, check the Dalton Data Bank.


California Cemetery Listings.

Bill Dalton Phillips sent a listing of Daltons who are buried in the Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, CA.  It includes the last brother of the Dalton Gang, Littleton Dalton. The data was extracted from the cemetery records.


Littleton Dalton, burial date, 01/105/1942; Block 06, Lot 7, Grace 15

Ada Dalton, burial date, 12/17/1982, Block 17, Lot 6/13, Grave 12A


Robert W. Dalton, burial date, 09/26/1926, Block 24, Lot 13, Grave 13

George F. Dalton, burial date, 02/01/1932/ Block 24, Lot 13, Grave 12

Linda Sue Dalton, burial date 07/27/1948, Block 24, Lot 13, Grave 14

Kate M. Dalton, burial date01/06/1979, Block24, Lot13, Grave 11, SG


Steven George Dalton, burial date 01/03/1980, Block 255, Lot 21, Grave 5.