Thomas Leander Dalton

1839–15 April 1862 (Age 23)
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Leander

When Thomas Leander Dalton was born in 1839, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Enoch Dalton, was 27 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 2 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

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World Events (3)

Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 7
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
Age 23
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

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 (5)

  • Thomas L Dalton in household of Enoch Dalton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thos L Dalton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Dalton, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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