William Mc Crager Dalton

1833–5 January 1863 (Age 30)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Mc Crager

When William Mc Crager Dalton was born in 1833, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Smallwood Jefferson Dalton, was 20 and his mother, Rebecca Eskew, was 21. He married Bettie Beam in 1857, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 5 January 1863, at the age of 30.

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William Mc Crager Dalton
Bettie Beam
Marriage: 1857
William McCrager Dalton Jr

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South Carolina, United States


    William McCrager Dalton Jr


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World Events (5)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 2

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 2

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

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (2)

  • William Dolton in household of S Dolton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Dalbon in household of Burwell Dalbon, "United States Census, 1850"

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