Smallwood Jefferson Dalton Sr.

Male16 June 1815–1 March 1894

Brief Life History of Smallwood Jefferson

When Smallwood Jefferson Dalton Sr. was born on 16 June 1815, in Piedmont, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, Burwell Smallwood Dalton Sr, was 25 and his mother, Lucy Booth Clardy, was 21. 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 78, and was buried in Grove Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Smallwood Jefferson Dalton Sr.
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

Sources (6)

  • Small Dalton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Smallwood Dalton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Smal... Dalton in entry for Robert Augustus Dalton, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1832Anderson, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    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 7

    "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."

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 21

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Dalton in Westmorland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ (see Dale ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

    History: The surname was taken to Ireland by English traders in the early 13th century .

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

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