Christopher Colby Dalton

about 1849–10 October 1895 (Age 46)
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Christopher Colby

When Christopher Colby Dalton was born about 1849, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Colby John Dalton, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth McGinnis, was 34. He married Rachel Nadine Legear on 9 February 1865, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. He lived in District 11, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 10 October 1895, in Butler, Missouri, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Colby Dalton
Rachel Nadine Legear
Marriage: 9 February 1865

Spouse and Children

9 February 1865
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Colby John Dalton


    Elizabeth McGinnis




    Lousia Dalton


    Martha Dalton


    Perry Dalton


    Elizabeth Dalton



+10 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 11

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 13

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.

Age 14

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

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)

  • Christopher C Dalton in household of Coalby Dalton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Christopher C Dalton in household of Colby Dalton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christie Dalton, "United States Census, 1870"

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