U.S. & Territorial Censuses.


Evidence for the Dalton family

There is no reference in any of these to any relative named Phillips or Bea or Elizabeth.

The census records provide useful information for the Dalton family – unless one is trying to prove a daughter that does not exist. So where is Bea or Elizabeth? She would only be 13 or 14 in the 1870 census. No trace of her is found on the 1860, 1870 or 1880 censuses either with her family, living with another family or as the wife of Tom Phillips. In fact, no one named Bea or Beatrice Elizabeth, born circa 1856 in Missouri, is found under any surname on any census or other official document.

Abbreviations:

  • ed - enumeration district
  • p - page number
  • dau - daughter
  • F - female
  • M - male
  • W - white
  • HH - household
  • HOH - head of household

  • AR - Arkansas
  • IL - Illinois
  • IT - Indian Territory
  • KY - Kentucky
  • MO - Missouri
  • OK - Oklahoma
  • PO - Post Office
  • TN - Tennessee


1860 Census

If you can find the Dalton family on the 1860 census, please send it to me.

The family was likely never enumerated on the 1860 census. Frank F. Latta interviewed Littleton Dalton for his book "Dalton Gang Days" and he told Frank his family left Missouri, stopped briefly in Denver, CO in 1860 and moved on to Kansas.

Source: "Dalton Gang Days" by Frank F. Latta; p. 4


1870 U.S. Census, Pleasant Hill, Cass county, Missouri

James & Adeline Dalton are in Cass county, Missouri.

1870 census, Pleasant Hill PO, Mount Pleasant twp, Cass county, Missouri
p 12, Aug 26, HH 75
DOLTON, James L., 44, M, W, farmer, $7200, $2990, KY
DOLTON, Adeline, 43, F, W, keeps house, MO
DOLTON, Charles B., 18, M, MO
DOLTON, Henry C., 16, M, MO
DOLTON, Littleton, 12, M, MO
DOLTON, Franklin, 11, M, MO
DOLTON, Grotten, 9, M, MO
DOLTON, Mason, 5, M, MO
DOLTON, Eva May, 3, F, MO
DOLTON, Robert, 1, M, MO

1880 U.S. Census, West Point, Bates, MO

James & Adeline Dalton are in Bates county, Missouri.

1880 census, West Point, Bates county, Missouri, p 13, ed 145
June 11
HH 96/97
DALTON, James, W, M, 54, farmer, KY, VA, KY
DALTON, Adalin L., W, F, 44, wife, MO, KY, IL
DALTON, Mason, 15, son, MO, KY, MO
DALTON, Eva May, 13, dau, MO, KY, MO
DALTON, Robt, 11, son, MO, KY, MO
DALTON, Emma, 9, son, MO, KY, MO
DALTON, Leona, 6, dau, MO, KY, MO
DALTON, Nancy, 4, dau, MO, KY, MO
DALTON, Simon, 1, son, MO, KY, MO

1880 U.S. Census, Monroe, Colusa, California

Ben, Frank, Lit, and Grat Dalton are working on a ranch in California.

1880 census, Monroe, Colusa county, California, sd 3, ed 21
June 7, HH 130/137
HOAG, G.W., W, M, 54, self, M, NY, NY, NY, farmer
HOAG, A.J., W, F, 45, wife, M, MO, TN, VA
HOAG, G.W., W, M, 13, son, S, CA, NY, MO
HOAG, E.N., W, F, 7, dau, S, CA, NY, MO
HOAG, Mary, Indian, F, 30, servant, -, CA, CA, CA, house work
SMITH, Catharine, W, F, 51, visiting, S, Ireland, Ireland, Ireland
-, Charley, Chinese, M, 40, servant, -, China, China, China, cook
AH, Gon, Chinese, M, 30, servant, -, China, China, China, farm hand
DALTON, C.B., W, M, 28, h hand, S, MO, KY, MO, labourer
DALTON, F.P., W, M, 20, h hand, S, MO, KY, MO, labourer
DALTON, Lit, W, M, 22, h hand, S, MO, KY, MO, labourer
DALTON, G., W, M, 19, h hand, S, KS, KY, MO, labourer
HARRISON, L.B., W, M, 29, h hand, S, MO, MO, TN, labourer
CLEAVELAND, T.P., W, M, 43, h hand, S, NY, MA, MA, farmer
STROUP, H., W, M, 25, h hand, S, DE, MD, MD, blacksmith
SMITH, H, W, M, 54, h hand, S, England, England, England, labourer
SOUSA, Joseph, W, M, 32, h hand, S, Portugal, Portugal, Portugal, labourer
TAYLOR, Charle, W, M, 40, h hand, S, MD, England, England, labourer
BALES, J.F., W, M, 55, h hand, S, VA, VA, VA, labourer
HART, Pat, W, M, 48, h hand, S, Ireland, Ireland, Ireland, labourer
DUNHAM, T.J., W, M, 56, h hand, S, MA, MA, MA, labourer
BILLON, L., W, M, 39, h hand, S, Canada, Canada, Canada, labourer
BURNS, C., W, M, 24, h hand, S, PA, Ireland, PA, labourer
SHUMAN, C., W, M, 39, h hand, S, Russia, Russia, Russia, labourer
DUGUAN, C.L., W, M, 24, h hand, S, DE, VA, VA, labourer
RALSTON, W.A., W, M, 48, h hand, S, KY, KY, KY, labourer
GABAY, A.Z., W, M, 27, h hand, M, Canada, Canada, Canada, labourer
BERRY, John, W, M, 22, h hand, S, Sweden, Sweden, Sweden, labourer
HARRISON, V.M., W, M, 19, h hand, S, MO, MO, VA, labourer
WILSON, James, W, M, 45, h hand, S, Ireland, Ireland, Ireland, labourer
FRANCISCO, A., W, M, 26, h hand, S, Portugal, Portugal, Portugal, labourer
ANTONE, F., W, M, 44, h hand, S, Portugal, Portugal, Portugal, labourer
PERRY, A., W, M, 23, h hand, S, Portugal, Portugal, Portugal, labourer
MCCOLUM, A., W, M, 30, h hand, S, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland, labourer
SEIRS, F., W, M, 25, h hand, S, Portugal, Portugal, Portugal, labourer
BARNES, Wm., W, M, 30, h hand, S, NY, England, NY, labourer

1890 Territorial Census

Ben, Adeline, Leona, Nancy and Simon are living in Kingfisher, OK.

Also shown are another DALTON and a PHILLIPS living nearby.

1890 territorial census, Kingfisher county, Oklahoma, Dist. 14,
June 13, 1890
-- HH 180
PHILLIPS, Alvin, head, W, M, 22, MO
-- HH 181
DALTON, Charles B, head, W, M, 38, MO
-- HH 182
DALTON, Adiline L, head, W, F, 55, MO
DALTON, Leona, dau, 16, MO
DALTON, Nansy, dau, 14, MO
DALTON, Simon, son, 12, MO

James Dalton is not listed with his family – he was seldom around, apparently involved in horse racing. He died near Coffeyville, Kansas the month following this census.


1900 U.S. Census, Cimarron, Kingfisher, I.T.

Adeline Dalton is HOH with her son Charles "Ben" and Leona.

1900 census, Cimarron, Kingfisher county, Oklahoma, ed 105, 6-B
June 14
HH 122/124
DALTON, Adaline, head, W, F, Sept 1833, 64, widowed, 15/7 children, MO, KY, IL, farmer
DALTON, Charles B, son, Feb 1852, 48, single, MO, KY, MO
DALTON, Leona R, dau, July 1874, 25, single, MO, KY, MO