Smallwood Jefferson Dalton

16 June 1813–1 March 1894 (Age 80)
Piedmont, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Smallwood Jefferson

When Smallwood Jefferson Dalton was born on 16 June 1813, in Piedmont, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, Burwell Smallwood Dalton Sr, was 23 and his mother, Lucy Booth Clardy, was 19. He married Rebecca Eskew on 19 August 1832, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Grove Station Church, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1860. He died on 1 March 1894, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 80.

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Smallwood Jefferson Dalton
Rebecca Eskew
Marriage: 19 August 1832
William Mc Crager Dalton
John Dalton
Allen Dalton
Malinda Ann Dalton
Amos Harrison Dalton
Sarah Dalton
Lucy Frances Dalton
Lewis Rector " Rex" Dalton
Smallwood Jefferson Dalton
Andrew Jackson Dalton
Rebecca Dalton
Mary Rebecca Dalton
Sarah "Elizabeth" Dalton
Robert Augustus Dalton
Jane Jennie Dalton

Spouse and Children

19 August 1832
Anderson, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 9

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 22

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ ( see Dale ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Autun (D’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dūn ‘hill’, ‘fort’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Small Dalton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • S Dolton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J Dalton, "United States Census, 1860"

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