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William King Dalton[1, 2, 3]

Male circa 1790 - Aft 1852  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name William King Dalton 
    Born circa 1790 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1852 
    Notes 
    • 1830 Census, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, pg. 22-24.
          He purchased a town lot in Liberty in the 1830's and enlisted  as a soldier in the Texas Revolution.  He also served as a sheriff in Liberty County in 1839.  He may have gotten into some financial trouble shortly thereafter as a newspaper advertisement ca. 1840 states that some of his property was to be sold on the courthouse steps for payment of a promissory note.
          1840 Texas Tax List (county not listed) http://daltondata.0pi.com/texas.html
          On October 29, 1849 Harris Co. District court authorized a summons to William K. Dalton to appear as a witness in a civil action.  The sheriff of Harris county delivered the summons, but the testimony of William Dalton is not extant (suit no 1861 H. L. Thompson, administrator of T.D. Yocum, decd, vs John Choate et. al.)
          He owned land in several Texas counties.  He was alive as late as 1852, when he placed an ad in an Austin newspaper stating that he had lost his headright certificate to his league of land in Liberty county.  (This procedure was done in those days when a land owner wanted to sell or acquire land before applying for a duplicate certificate.)
          Carolyn Whittington wrote:  "The facts about him are as elusive as those of Melina.  I have not been able to locate him in any Texas census although I think he was still residing in the State. He went on to acquire land in Ellis and Navarro Counties but whether he ever lived there I do not know."
      ... clues:
      1870 Texas tax list: Falls county, Marlin, Pct. 1: Samuel & William Dalton.
      1850 Anderson county census: Samuel Dalton and Melinda Dalton.
    Person ID I10227  mykindred
    Last Modified Jun 4, 2006 

    Father William Gallihue Dalton,   b. Sep 02, 1768, Pittsylvania county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 22, 1822, Opelousas, Saint Landry parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Delilah Holstein,   d.
    Married 1789  [4
    Family ID F2072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joicy House,   d.
    Married Jul 29, 1825  Saint Landry parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The children of William and Joicy Dalton are not known.  Those shown listed are from the 1850 Harris county census and are presented as clues only.
    Children 
     1. Ransom ? Dalton,   b. circa 1829,   d. Y
    +2. Celia ? Dalton,   b. circa 1832,   d. Y
     3. William ? Dalton,   b. circa 1835,   d. Y
     4. Martha ? Dalton,   b. circa 1842,   d. Y
     5. Ophelia Dalton,   b. circa 1843,   d. Y
    Family ID F15213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Whittington, Elisha & Melina Divorce
    Whittington, Elisha & Melina Divorce
    Court transcripts

  • Sources 
    1. [S748] Shands, Teri, http://terisha4.tripod.com/kingreed/id6.html.

    2. [S157] Whittington, Carol, email of APR 15, 2002.

    3. [S1077] Gedcom - Leymeister, Jennifer.

    4. [S157] Whittington, Carol.