Thomas Leander Dalton

Brief Life History of Thomas Leander

When Thomas Leander Dalton was born in 1839, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Enoch Dalton, was 28 and his mother, Jane Harrell, was 29. He married Jennetta Camper-Laughner on 14 February 1854, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 April 1862, in Loudon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 23.

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Thomas Leander Dalton
Jennetta Camper-Laughner
Marriage: 14 February 1854
Maria L Dalton
Wiley Henry Dalton
Leander Augustus Dalton
Lee A Dalton
Grant Gilmer Dalton

Sources (8)

  • Thomas L Dalton in household of Enoch Dalton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thos Dalton, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Thomas Dalton in entry for Lee A Dalton, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

World Events (3)


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


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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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