William Mc Crager Dalton

Male1833–5 January 1863

Brief Life History of William Mc Crager

When William Mc Crager Dalton was born in 1833, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Smallwood Jefferson Dalton, was 18 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 Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia, United States in 1850 and 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

Sources (1)

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

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  • Marriage
    1857South Carolina, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (15)

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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

    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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