Greetings to all readers of “Daltons in History!

Here we are at the beginning of July and at the end of this month we meet for the 40th Anniversary Gathering of the Society. As usual, you will find below my updates to keep you fully informed about all our various DGS events, projects and activities.

Future DGS events

We are holding our special Gathering and Annual General Meeting here in Surrey, England over the weekend of Fri/Sat/Sun 30th/31st July/1st August 2010. The main events are taking place on the Saturday at the Surrey National Golf Club, Chaldon, Surrey and include our conference during the day and a splendid celebratory dinner in the evening. Incorporated into our conference programme is our AGM, and you will find the agenda for this at Item 2.

Registrations are now officially closed and I am no longer able to guarantee accommodation. However, if you have not registered but still wish to do so, please contact me immediately and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Thank you to all the delegates who have registered. We look forward to welcoming you to this special gathering and I will be in contact with all of you again by mid-July to provide final details prior to the gathering weekend.

For 2011 we have arranged for the DGS Annual Gathering to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA over the weekend of Fri/Sat/Sun 23rd/24th/25th September 2011.

This will be another very special event and the gathering organiser is our North American Secretary, Karen Dalton Preston. Karen and her team are busy putting the more detailed plans in place. Initial details are on the “Forthcoming Gatherings” section of this website and please keep a watch for further announcements during the coming months.

The DGS Annual General Meeting for 2011 will be held in the UK earlier in the year and an announcement about that will be made soon.

For 2012 and beyond we have a number of suggestions already. If you have any particular thoughts about where you might like to meet, or a particular Dalton theme you think we should incorporate, we would really like to hear from you with your ideas.

The Dalton International DNA Project (DIDP)

Issue 3 of the Dalton International DNA Project Progress Report was published in October 2009. This includes all the new participants who have joined the project up to January 2009. There were 99 participants included in Issue 2 of the report published in January 2008 and Issue 3 has 126 sets of markers recorded and analysed. This represents an impressive expansion of the project. Additionally, many participants have extended their number of markers and this adds considerably to the value of the database as a whole to our Dalton family history researches.

The report is a landmark document and extends to 54 pages. The number of separately identifiable genetic families has increased from 10 to 13. The number of singletons has increased by just three, from 18 to 21. This reflects the high success rate that we are achieving, with nearly all new project participants finding matches with existing project members.

All members of the project have been circulated by email and invited to request their copy of the full report. If, as a project participant, you still wish to receive the report but have not advised me, please contact me by email immediately. We do ask that those who receive the report are current members of the DGS. The subscription contributes towards the cost of retaining our consultant and, of course, brings many other benefits as well.

On the “Dalton DNA Project” pages of this website you will find extracts from Issue 3 of the report giving a summary of the main conclusions; the foreword to the report, which includes a history of the project; and a description of the DNA process and how it assists the family historian.

Further participants continue to join the project and there are now over 140 sets of markers in our database. DIDP is one of the largest and most respected projects of its type internationally, but we still need to expand it further, particularly with individuals who have documented ancestral lines that take them back to known English or Irish Dalton origins. The strength of the database as a family history research tool lies in its size, and its continued growth is of paramount importance to us all. So, if you are a Dalton male please do think about joining this well established and exciting project.

We are indebted to our DNA consultant, Chris Pomery, for all his assistance with the preparation of the progress report and the advice and guidance that we are able to give to individual project participants. We are now working with him to determine the priorities for further reporting during 2010. The emphasis will be on providing updated reports on individual genetic families.

Some of you may not be aware of the special webpages set up to enable genetic family groups to share data with one another. Initially these are for groups A, B and D. We have added a link to these from the “Dalton DNA Project” homepage here on the main DGS website.

The DGS Journal

The Editor of the DGS Journal, John Dalton, reports that Volume 52 for June 2010 is at the printers and should be in the post in the next few days. The list of contents for Volume 52 will be found as a separate Item.

As always, John will welcome articles and other items for publication in future issues. He is happy to advise and assist contributors and, if you have any questions or need help, please contact him by email at

Back issues of the DGS Journal continue to be available. On this website you can access the DGS Journal Index from the homepage. Here you will find a full synopsis of the contents of the Journal of the Dalton Genealogical Society commencing with Volume 1 published back in 1970 through to Volume 41 published in December 2004. Lists of contents are available for Volumes 42 to 51 and the full synopses will be available in due course. Copies of all back numbers are available for purchase and these can be obtained from DGS member, Mrs Pat Robinson (address: Mallards, 3 High Street, The Green, Barrington, Cambridge CB2 5QX, UK email: Details of prices, including postage and packing, will be found with the index.


Enjoy this month’s issue of “Daltons in History”, your regular monthly update on everything that is happening in the world of Dalton family history. We will be back again at the beginning of August.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours very sincerely

Michael Neale Dalton
Chairman and Honorary Life President of the Dalton Genealogical Society

Notice is hereby given that the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Dalton Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday, 31 July 2010 at the Surrey National Golf Club, Rook Lane, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5AA, UK commencing at 10.30 am.

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

1. Welcome and opening remarks by the Chairman

2. Apologies for absence

3. Minutes of the 2009 Annual General Meeting and matters arising

4. Chairman’s report

5. Treasurer’s report

6. Secretary’s report

7. Election of officers and committee

8. Reports by the Editors of the DGS Journal and of “Daltons in History

9. Report on the Dalton International DNA Project

10. Australian Secretary’s report

11. American Secretary’s report

12. Irish Secretary’s report

13. Forthcoming gatherings and AGMs

14. Any other business

15. Close

• The minutes of the 2009 AGM were published in DGSJ Vol 51 (Dec 09) pp 38-42 and also on the DGS website (Agenda item 3). All other papers for the meeting, including the accounts for 2009 (Agenda item 5) will be made available at the meeting.

From Mike Dalton, Oregon, USA

Author’s Note: Research on this photograph began with a request for information on a Martha Cardwell Dalton of Portland, Oregon, whose husband Frank Dalton came from Kentucky. This Martha A. Dalton was an Oregon Suffrage activist. November 30, 2012 will be the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in Oregon. This right became nationwide with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution on August 16. 1920.

The notation on the photograph "Carrie, a relative of Martha Dalton's husband's relative," piqued my interest as a Dalton researcher. This article is the result of that research.

A Robert Hunter Dalton of North Carolina ancestry connected with a George Dalton of English ancestry, by marrying one of his in law nieces. The following article documents a time-honored tradition of marrying into influential families.

1850 Census of Circleville, Ohio
1860 Census of Los Angeles, California
Name Age Name Age Born In
George Dalton 43   54 England
Elizabeth Dalton 37   45 Ohio
Ann C. Jenkins 16 Caroline Hereford 25 Ohio
William H. Jenkins 15     England
Charles Jenkins 11     Ohio
    Medora A. Hereford 5 California
    Caroline A Hereford 4 California
George Dalton 14   23 England
Winnal T. Dalton 5   14 Ohio
Edwin H. Dalton 2   12 Ohio
    Josephine Dalton 7 California
    Mathias Dalton 5 California

July 21, 1873(8): Dated photograph of: “Carrie – Martha Dalton’s husband’s relative” taken by Bradley & Rolofson of 420 Montgomery St., San Francisco, California. This is a photograph of a pregnant* young woman. It is found in the Jeanette Barlow photograph collection at Oregon Historical Society Research Library in Portland, Oregon. Jeanette Barlow was the granddaughter of Martha A. Cardwell (an Oregon Pioneer) of Illinois and Frank Dalton of Kentucky. They lived in Portland, Oregon. The photograph indicates a circumstantial link between Frank Dalton and Robert Hunter Dalton.

April 25, 1877: Robert Hunter Dalton, age 31 (1846) of Mississippi marries Carrie A. Hereford, age 20 (1856) of California in Los Angeles, California. The marriage was reported in the Sacramento Bee newspaper on April 30, 1877.


Ann Caroline Jenkins, daughter of widowed Elizabeth Jenkins, who married widowed George Dalton, married a Hereford of Alabama, had his two daughters Medora and Caroline A. (Carrie) and was widowed by him.

References: Above 1850 Census of Ohio and 1860 Census of California; "Daltons in History" articles of August, 2000 about the Daltons in Los Angeles, California.

Robert Hunter Dalton, Jr. was the son of Dr. Robert Hunter Dalton, who was born in Rockingham, North Carolina and corresponded from Los Angeles, CA from circa 1875 to 1877. Dr. Robert Hunter Dalton had an avid interest in genealogy. In 1877 Robert Sr. wrote that Henry Dalton, brother of the above George Dalton, remarked that his father in England had bankrupted the family by litigating for a contested Dalton Estate in Yorkshire, England. In later years, one of Robert’s relatives in North Carolina remarked that there were Daltons “scattered from London to Los Angeles.” Dr. Robert H. Dalton died and was buried in Tacoma, Washington in early 1900.

References: Mary Hunter Kennedy papers 1759 – 1905 donated to University of North Carolina Library (; A Brief history of the Dalton Family and the Hunters by Robert H. Dalton, M.D. - January 15, 1878 Neosho, MO. and donated to Missouri Historical Society ( in St. Louis, MO by his granddaughter Mary Louise Dalton, the State Librarian.

Robert Hunter Dalton, Jr. lived in Portland, Oregon from circa 1880 to circa 1886. He and his wife Carrie lived at 271 Eleventh St., near Clay in the 1880 Census. The family of widowed Martha A. Dalton lived nearby at 451 Alder St. near Eleventh, a mere distance of about half a mile uphill, in present day downtown Portland, Oregon.

References: Portland City Directory of 1880 to 1886; 1880 Census of Portland, Oregon.

Robert and Carrie moved to San Diego, California to be near Carrie’s sister Medora Howard. They lived at 1957 4th St. in San Diego. Robert and Carrie were buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles, California with her mother Caroline Ann Hereford. George Dalton of England is also buried within the cemetery grounds.

* The 1910 Census of San Diego, CA shows one child born/ none living for widowed Carrie Dalton; the 1880 Census of Portland, OR shows no children for the couple.

References: 1900 and 1910 Census of San Diego, California; Dalton Databank – USA - California - Cemeteries; California Voter’s Registration Lists - San Diego 1900-06.

June 2010
Letter from the Chairman 2
Births, Marriages and Deaths 4
    Births 4
    Deaths 4
Obituary of Grover Stanley Dalton 5
Miscellaneous Notes and Queries 6
    M. N. & Q. 52.1 The Frederick Dalton Mystery 6
    M. N. & Q. 52.2 Daltons in Virginia City 7
    M. N. & Q. 52.3 Welsh Dalton Gravestone 8
    M. N. & Q. 52.4 Irish Registry of Deeds 9
    M. N. & Q. 52.5 The 1939 Register for England and Wales 10
The Making of a Colonial Family by Jilly Hazel Warren nee Dalton 11
The Dalton Family of Church Lawford, Warwickshire, Clockmakers by Martin Griffiths 21
A Search for Lost Daltons by Martin Griffiths 25
William Henry Dalton of Thurnham Hall by Howard J Dalton 29
Bringing a Distant Relative to Life - What Records Reveal by Margaret Deyes 31
Burial Place of James Langley Dalton VC by Rodney Dalton 33
The Story of Minnie Dalton Abbot, Union Activist by Bill Dalton 34
Family History Events in 2010 40
News from America by Karen Preston, our American Secretary 41
Notes from Australia by Maureen Collins 42
New Members 43
Changes of Address 44

It is hard to believe that the 2010 Gathering in Surrey is just a month away!

I don't know where the time goes! Our summer in Las Vegas has been a gentle one so far, with temperatures staying well under 100 degrees F. (38 C.). We are crossing our fingers that it stays this way. Normally we would be experiencing much hotter weather and temperature near 115 F. or 46 C.!

David and I will be traveling to Surrey for the event. We are looking forward to seeing members who have become old friends, and meeting new ones. I know that many of our North American members are not travelling to the UK for the meeting. We will do our best to bring the meeting to you via streaming video on the web, as we did from the Gathering in Orange in 2009. Arrangements to bring the meeting to you are in the works now. We also plan to have video clips available for viewing on the web site after the event to showcase individual presentations. See the notes on the Dalton Data Bank section of this month's report for more details.

New Data Online for Irish Research:

This will be of great interest to those who are researching Irish roots, particularly for the areas of Dublin City, Carlow, Cork (City and West Cork) and Kerry. The following announcement was made in June.

From Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, June 15, 2010

Second Phase of to be Launched

"The second phase of genealogy website will be launched this week by the Archbishop of Dublin Dr John Neill and Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport Mary Hanafin.

According to an announcement posted at, the second phase involves the digitisation of church baptism, marriage and burial records from pre-1900 to be added for Dublin City, Carlow, Cork (City and West Cork) and Kerry. The launch will take place on Wednesday 16 June 2010 at 6.00pm in St. Werburgh’s Church, Werburgh Street, Dublin 8.

The website allows the public to view over 1,300 million pre-1900 Church records from Kerry and Dublin city free of charge.

A step-by-step guide to exploring your family history is provided on, which follows on from work achieved by Irish Genealogy Limited (IGL)."

Note: For your convenience, a link to the web pages with the new info has been added to the Dalton Data Bank web site. The link to Baptism, Marriage & Burial listings for Carlow, Cork, Dublin & Kerry is on

The link (called Baptisms, Marriages & Burials for Carlow, Cork, Dublin & Kerry) will open up the Irish Genealogy site with the results of a query for Dalton information for ALL of the Counties. There are also links on each County page that limits the view to the County information as opposed to the entire Country.

We hope this will help you to further your research!

New Members:

Please join me in welcoming 2 new members that joined in June:

Timothy Dalton, Gravois Mills, MO
Bryan K. Lemonds, Bloomington, IN

Dalton Data Bank Update:

For the period from 1 June to 25 June 2010:

Google Ads for new memberships:

This Ad Campaign generated 30 visits to the Membership information page on the DGS web site.

In addition, the Membership pop-up box on the Data Bank site was viewed by 3,533 visitors. Using a new analysis tool for the web site traffic, we have been able to determine that 1,455 people have gone to the main DGS web site and viewed the Membership page.

Additions to the Data Bank:

23 June, 2010:

Dalton Chronicles - The Royal Doulton Company Contributed by Rodney Dalton, Utah

22 June, 2010:

Republic of Ireland - Added Baptism, Marriage & Burial Link Contributed by David Preston, Nevada

17 June, 2010:

California - Updated LA Cemetery Listing Contributed by Mike Dalton, Oregon

10 June, 2010:

Dalton Chronicles - James Dalton, Criminal Contributed by Rodney Dalton, Utah

4 June, 2010:

Northern Ireland - Added 1901 Census Link Contributed by David Preston, Nevada
Republic of Ireland - Added 1901 Census Link Contributed by David Preston, Nevada

1 June, 2010:

Dalton Chronicles - Dalton Foundries Contributed by Rodney Dalton, Utah

DDB Usage Statistics 1 June to 25 June 2010:

6,760 Visits from 72 Countries / Territories

Top 10 Countries by Visits:

1. UK - 2,261
2. United States - 2,046
3. Ireland - 688
4. Australia - 546
5. South Africa - 227
6. Canada - 226
7. New Zealand - 95
8. Spain - 72
9. France - 67
10. Germany - 60

Google Ad Campaign:

5,044 Visitors reached the Data Bank by clicking on one of the 1,066,511 Google Ads served during the reporting period.


Hear are this month's comparisons.

Comparison Chart

Map showing June Visitor distribution

Live Video Feed for DGS Annual General Meeting in Surrey

We are planning to provide live video feed for all of those members that cannot attend the 40th AGM Meeting in Surrey.

Go to to view and bookmark the page now in anticipation of the event.

As we draw nearer to the event, the page will be updated with a more-detailed Schedule. We have also set up a Twitter account called daltongenealogy which will be used to provide updates to the Schedule.

In closing, my best wishes to all of you for July. At this time next month, we will be in Surrey!

Karen Dalton Preston
North American Secretary

It's getting very close - The 2010 Gathering in Surrey celebrating 40 years of the DGS.

Mel is busy with the accounts, trying to find and fix them!! Everybody is writing their reports!! Normal last minute things!! David and Martin will be directing operations over the internet so that you can all see and hear us!!

Thank you to all who have contributed to the July 2010 issue of “Daltons in History”.

As you can see this month's issue is still smaller than usual - we really do need your contributions!! Maybe the Gathering will stimulate ideas.

Please send me any ideas you may have for future articles or areas of research we could look at. New ideas are needed!!

Please consider contributing a short description of any Dalton-related travels you may have undertaken anywhere in the world. Also members who are travelling to do research, visit a Dalton-connected site, or have made a connection to a distant cousin through the DGS. might be interested in letting other members know what they are doing through "Daltons in History". Photos from the travels would be nice, too. It would also be a way of helping members get to know each other a little better, and might help members who are widely dispersed geographically to feel a bit more connected.

Contributions for the August 2010 issue need to be with me no later than 25th July, 2010. (e-mail:

Note: The newsletter will not go up until after the Gathering.