Thomas Leander Dalton

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

The Life 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 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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Family Time Line

Thomas Leander Dalton
1839–1862
Jennetta Laughner
1837–1919
Marriage: 14 February 1854
Maria L Dalton
1854–1905
Wiley Henry Dalton
1863–1916
Leander Augustus Dalton
1857–1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 February 1854
Grainger, Tennessee, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1812–1860Male

    Jane Harrell

    Female1810–1894Female

siblings

(8)

    Cordelia Dalton

    Female1833–Female

    Male1839–1862Male

    William Harrell Dalton

    Male1841–1863Male

    Nancy Dalton

    Female1843–1937Female

    Caroline Jane Dalton

    Female1845–1925Female

+3 More Children

World Events (3)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

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 (3)

  • 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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