John Dalton Wall

November 1861–
Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Dalton

When John Dalton Wall was born in November 1861, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Zachariah Lewis Wall, was 34 and his mother, Celia Mullins Matthews, was 26. He married Mollie Glenn Reynolds on 12 December 1889. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Beaver Island Township, Stokes, North Carolina, United States in 1880.

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John Dalton Wall
Mollie Glenn Reynolds
Marriage: 12 December 1889
Hilda Kathryn Wall
John D Wall Jr.

Spouse and Children

12 December 1889


Parents and Siblings

    Zachariah Lewis Wall


    Celia Mullins Matthews




    James Mathews Wall


    Eliza Jane Wall


    Walter Zachariah Wall


    Mary Frances Wall



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 1

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’).2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).3 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Wall in household of Z L Wall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jno D Wall, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Dalton Wall in entry for John D. Wall, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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