Nathan P Dalton

Male5 October 1842–7 August 1920

Brief Life History of Nathan P

When Nathan P Dalton was born on 5 October 1842, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Colby John "Colby" Dalton, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth McGinnis, was 27. He married Rebecca Coffey on 14 November 1864, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 10, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 4, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 7 August 1920, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Thorn Hill, Grainger, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan P Dalton
Rebecca Coffey
Marriage: 14 November 1864
James A Dalton
Colby "Code" Dalton
Robert Perry Dalton
Mahala Dalton
Cora Dalton

Sources (19)

  • Perry Dalton in household of Colby Dalton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathaniel Dalton, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Nathan Dalton, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1864Grainger, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

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


    Age 4

    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.


    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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