1699 - 1805 (106 years)
||Samuel Dalton |
||24 Mar 1698/99
||England [Samuel of Mayo]
||Dec 29, 1805
||Stokes county, North Carolina, USA
From: redbear-at-iglou.com (John F. Parker)
...Samuel Dalton died of old age when he was 103 years old. He was good friends with James Madison. James Madison's father was Ambrose Madison, and when Ambrose died, James inherited land from his father and then he bought land here and there, which is now known as "Montpelier." James Madison and Samuel Dalton were members of the Loyal Land Company and they invested in lands in the western Virginia area and North Carolina area. The Loyal Land Company had two tracts of land: 120,000 acres and 800,000 acres.
redbear-at-iglou.com (John F. Parker)
In 1765, Samuel Dalton Sr., also know as [Samuel of Mayo], who, I believe, was The brother of William, gave power of attorney to his son (another) William Dalton to convey to Thomas Walker 893 acres of land on Buck Mountain Creek in Albemarle County. This was part of the original land purchased by William Dalton, the elder, and willed to his son William Dalton, the younger, who left it to his wife Sarah. In 1768 Sarah Wynne Dalton Haynes Thurston bought suit to recover the land which was either being sold or had been sold by Samuel Dalton Sr., via his son William Dalton to Thomas Walker. To the best of my knowledge, no one has been able to determine the outcome of this dispute, or why Samuel Dalton Sr., considered it his property. The result of this land dispute may contain some valuable information and there should be a record of it somewhere.
Sometime after November 1765, Samuel Dalton Sr, his wife Anna, and six of their children moved to Georgia around St. George's Parish up the Savannah River not far from Atlanta. About 1770 or 1771, Samuel and his family relocated to the Mayo River in what is now Rockingham County, North Carolina.
Sarah's second marriage was to Herbert Haynes.
Timothy Dalton Sr. was given a land grant in Albemarle County, Virginia, in 1732. In 1759, he had 150 acres in Halifax County, Virginia, ( previously known as Lunenburg County, and later Pittsylvania County). Timothy Dalton's 1732 patent was on the Mechunk River in Hanover County. The Mechunk flows into the Rivanna after being formed by tributaries flowing off the eastern slopes of "the Little Mountain." The little Mountains form a ridge east of the Blue Ridge and a narrow valley separates the two ranges. It appears that all the early Daltons eventually lived in the northern part of the valley.
There are references made to Priddys Creek, Jacobs Run, Wolf Trap Creek, and Turkey Run. There are other records that indicate he may have owned land in Brunswick, Spottsylvania, and other counties. Timothy made his will in 1755. He left all his property to his oldest son William as was the custom in those days.
I believe that it is also significant that both Samuel Dalton Sr and Timothy Dalton Sr named their first born son William.
This summary is based primarily on original records in relevant Virginia and North Carolina counties. Information that is speculative or interpretive is so identified in the text. If you need citations for factual data, please contact me at JBROWN7169-at-aol.com.
The origin of Samuel Dalton is unknown in spite of numerous and long standing efforts to discover his parents and place of birth. His earliest known appearance in Virginia occurs in 1734 when he purchased a tract of 400 acres in Hanover County from John Dowell. Prior to that date, his name is not found in any source, including the parish records of Gloucester, New Kent, or Hanover Counties. The tract of land he purchased from John Dowell lay between Priddy's Creek and Wolf Trap Creek in the northeastern corner of present Albemarle County, Virginia. It was not technically in Albemarle until this corner of the county was separated from Louisa County in 1761. Before that, records for Samuel Dalton are found in Hanover County, Goochland County, and Louisa County - the progression of county formation on this early frontier of Virginia.
It was probably soon after his 1734 acquisition of 400 acres of land that he married Anne Redd. It is believed, but cannot be definitively shown due to record losses, that Anne Redd was the daughter of Thomas Redd of King and Queen County, Virginia. It is appears that her brothers were Thomas Redd, died as a young adult in Spotsylvania County, and John Redd, of Albemarle and Henry County, Virginia. As far as is now known, Anne Redd married Samuel Dalton at the home of her father in King and Queen County, across the narrow Pamunkey River from Hanover County. Anne Redd's brother, John, lived on a tract adjacent to land purchased by the Daltons on Buck Mountain Creek in Albemarle. The Daltons did not move to this tract of land; but it is believed that their son, David, may have lived there. He married Susannah (Susan) Davis, the daughter of the sturdy old soldier, Isaac Davis, another Buck Mountain resident. Samuel Dalton led an active civic life in Albemarle, serving on the Vestry of Fredricksville Parish and carrying out other community obligations. He was a stock holder in the Loyal Land Company, created in 1747, which received a very large grant of land in southwestern Virginia and eastern Tennessee.
About 1765, "Samuel Dalton, his wife, Anne, six of their children, and 21 Negroes," moved to Briery Creek near a place called Walker's Cowpen, in Georgia (Augusta County, I believe). He received a patent for this land in 1766 as recorded in the Colonial Records of Georgia, 1763-1766, Vol. 9. His land was adjacent to a large tract granted to Thomas Redd. The tradition is that while the Daltons lived in Georgia, the family experienced a number of illnesses, and one child is reported to have died.
Before 1769, after a stay of only a few years in Georgia, the Daltons moved back north. Perhaps they sought out the home of John Redd, the brother of Anne Dalton, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. They appear to have remained in this area while the old Patriot located the site where he would build a new home for his family. One son (Samuel, Jr.) and four daughters (Polly, Nancy, Sally, and Jinny) married in Pittsylvania County. The fact that three of the daughters married within a single six-month period in 1769 probably signals that the Daltons were about to move to their new home which was about thirty-five miles south, maybe less if you followed the Mayo River from Pittsylvania to northwestern Rockingham County. Their new home, on the Mayo, was in northern Guilford County (later Rockingham County) only a short distance from the present boundary with Stokes County.
Before the family left Albemarle, one Dalton child, Letitia, married a neighbor, Matthew Moore, son of John Moore of Albemarle Co. They moved to Stokes County and built their home about half way between the John Redd home and the land her father selected in Rockingham County. Here, the Moore name is perpetuated in features of the Stokes landscape. In addition to his very busy civic schedule, Matthew Moore established Providence Iron Works. Matthew and Letitia Dalton Moore built their brick home around 1784, and it is still occupied. I was born about ten miles from away and spent many a pleasant summer day at Moore's Spring under the fatherly gaze of Moore's Knob, the highest peak in the area.
1738: Samuel was a member of the Loyal Land Company, a group of 49 men who had the right to survey and sell 800,000 acres in Augusta Co., Virginia. By 1738 the venture failed and Samuel moved to the Savannah River area of Georgia.
25 Nov 1761: Albemarle Deed Book 3, p.124. Robert Harris made a deed gift:
2 negro slaves to his son-in-law, William Dalton. On the same day, Samuel Dalton, Sr. and wife Anne made a deed gift: of 404 acres of land to their son, William Dalton.
26 Jun 1782: Vol. I, p. 52, Folio 2, Certificate No. 743.
Patriotic service is based on his having 'furnished supplies and loaned money for the Army.', in Guilford Co., N.C. (later called Rockingham Co.).
1790: census of Rockingham shows Samuel with 17 slave. By mid 1780 he had 718 acres on the waters of the Mayo River, including 330 acres he sold to his son David in 1785. The acquisition of that 330 acre tract was never recorded.
1803 Nov Deed Gift: Book I,p.56, probated 1807, Rockingham Co., North Carolina, names children Samuel Jr. (dec'd), William, David, Sally Hanby, grandson Wm. (son of William), grandson Jonathan (son of David), grandson John Hanby (son of Sally Hanby), grandson Nicholas Dalton (son of Samuel deceased)daughter Nancy Harbour" deceased". Appoints James Martin, James Dillard and Nathan Scales to divide proceeds of property sales in nine equal parts(nine children).
1803: Samuel moved to Stokes Co., North Carolina, after dividing his property among his heirs, where he resided with his daughter Letitia Moore until his death in 1804. Samuel died at the home of Matthew Moore, located north of Moore's Spring and is buried in the Moore Family Cemetery, 3 miles north of Hanging Rock Park.
1805 Oct 5: Stokes Co., N.C. Will Book 2 page 72.5, probated Mar 1807, (codicil) mention made of Lettissue More, daughter. Wit: William Campbell and John Stone.
Letter by Norris Smith, MD, 1019 Professional Vil., Greensboro, NC 27401.
#1- Heritage of Stokes County North Carolina'; 1983.
#2- Heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina'; 1983.
#3- Pittsylvania Families by Lucy Henderson Horton.
#4- Bedford Co. Tennessee Bible Records, Vol. II, Pub. by Southern Historical Press, 1986.
#5- Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. III, p.578, by George Clower.
George Clower, Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. III, page 578.
O. Norris Smith, MD, 1019 Professional Vil., Greensboro, NC 27401.
Bedford Co. Tennessee Bible Records, Vol. II, Southern Historical Press, 1986.
Death: There are two Snow Creek Cemeteries; South Carolina & Virginia.
||Apr 12, 2005 |
||William ? Dalton, b. 1666, Yorkshire, England , d. 1722, Fairfax county, Virginia, USA (Age 56 years) |
||Margaret (__), b. Gloucester county, Virginia, USA , d. 22 Feb 1733/34, North Farnham parish, Richmond county, Virginia, USA |
||Richmond county, Virginia, USA
||Nancy Anna "Anne" Dandridge Redd, b. Abt 1718, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA , d. 1800, Rockingham, Stokes county, North Carolina, USA (Age ~ 82 years) |
||? Virginia, USA
|+||1. Capt. William Dalton, b. Dec 1737, Albemarle county, Virginia, USA , d. Jan 16, 1819, Smith county, Tennessee, USA (Age ~ 81 years)|
|+||2. Samuel Dalton, Jr., b. 1740, Hanover county, Virginia, USA , d. Feb 02, 1789, Stokes county, North Carolina, USA (Age 49 years)|
|+||3. Leticia "Lettie" Dalton, b. 17 Mar 1740/41, Louisa county, Virginia, USA , d. Feb 22, 1838, Stokes county, North Carolina, USA (Age 96 years)|
|+||4. Capt. David Dalton, R.S., b. 1742, Albemarle county, Virginia, USA , d. Jun 1820, Snow Creek, Stokes county, North Carolina, USA (Age 78 years)|
| ||5. Charles Robert Dalton, b. Apr 16, 1744, Albemarle county, Virginia, USA , d. |
| ||6. Rachel Dalton, b. Abt 1746, Albemarle county, Virginia, USA , d. 1836, Snow Creek, Stokes county, North Carolina, USA (Age ~ 90 years)|
|+||7. Mary "Molly" Dalton, b. 1748, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA , d. Dec 28, 1841, Patrick county, Virginia, USA (Age 93 years)|
|+||8. Anne (?Nancy Ann) Dalton, b. Abt 1749, Patrick county, Virginia, USA , d. 1791 (Age ~ 42 years)|
| ||9. Jane Dalton, b. Abt 1752, d. |
|+||10. Sarah Matilda Dalton, b. Mar 12, 1754, Goochland, Albemarle county, Virginia, USA , d. Sep 17, 1841, Mount Carmel, Hawkins county, Tennessee, USA (Age 87 years)|
| ||11. Sally Matilda Dalton, b. Mar 12, 1754, Albemarle county, Virginia, USA , d. Sep 17, 1841, Patrick county, Virginia, USA (Age 87 years)|
| ||12. Virginia Iona "Jenny" Dalton, b. Jan 02, 1756, Orange, North Carolina, USA , d. |
- [S292] Gedcom - Crouch, William H.
- [S773] Glass, George, 1945 letter.