Dalton Gang Descendants

James Lewis Dalton and Adeline (Younger) Dalton (whose sons gave their name to the Dalton gang) had fifteen children and ten of those fifteen were boys. However, James and Adeline only had one grandchild who carried on the Dalton name. Their only grandchild with the surname Dalton was Charles Coleman Dalton. Charles and Grace Dalton were the two children of William and Jane (Blevins) Dalton. William was the seventh son of James and Adeline Dalton.

Charles was listed as one of three surviving nephews in the obituary of Leona Randolph Dalton (one of the fifteen). Charles was born 15 December 1885 in Merced County, California, and died 4 May 1967 in Lodi, California. On 10 Sep 1918 Charles registered for the draft during World War I. He indicated that he was an unemployed engineer living in Chowchilla, Madera, California. He gave his nearest relative as Emma Ann Dalton. The registrar indicated that Charles was of medium height, stout build, and had grey eyes. The color of hair is illegible. The registrar indicated there was no obvious physical disqualification from the draft. There is a record in the California death index that confirms date of birth and death and indicates his SSN was 551107976 and his mother's maiden name was Blevin. Charles' WWII draft registration card, completed 25 Apr 1942, has him living in Lodi, California, and not having a telephone. It indicates he was born in Livingston, California, 15 Dec 1885. Charles gave Mrs. Emma Dalton as the name of the "person who will always know your address." He was employed by Harris Manufacturing Company of Stockton, California. The registrar indicated that Charles was white, 5' 6" tall, about 200 pounds, with blue eyes, blonde hair, a ruddy complexion, and a "scar on upper lip."

Grace (Gracie) was born 20 Jul 1888 in Livingston, California, and died 20 Apr 1948 in Sonoma, California. Grace married Leslie Loren Rhodes (1883-1959) and they had one child together. His name was Henry Laren Rhodes (1908 - Unknown). Henry married Lillian Oakley (1910 - Unknown).

According to the newspaper the CA Pioneer in Turlock, California, "William "Bill" Dalton, 29 years of age was shot and killed while playing with his children near the Chickasaw Reservation Line in Indian Territory on Friday morning, the 8th of June 1894 at the log cabin of Houston Wallace near the little town of Elk, Indian Territory NW of Ardmore, Indian Territory." Bill was falsely accused of having robbed a bank and was murdered by a posse who went to his house to take him. "He had lived in Merced County, CA, and was a farmer and rancher in the valley before moving to Indian Territory in 1891 with his wife, Jane Bliven Dalton and children, Charles and Gracie, who survived him. Services were held at the home of Cyrus Bliven in Livingston, CA on whose ranch he was initially buried. Later the remains were interred at the Lodi, CA mausoleum." Later Jane remarried.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for California > Merced > Township 5 > District 49 > on page 15 enumerated 11 June 1900 is listed the family of Joseph TS Adams and his wife Jane Adams. Members of the household are: Joseph T S Adams, 36 years of age, born January 1864 in California, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Ireland; Jane Adams is 36, wife, born October 1866 in California, father born in Indiana, mother born in New York; Charles Dalton is 15, step-son of Joseph, born December 1885 in California, father born in Missouri, mother born in California; Grace Dalton is 13, step-daughter of Joseph, born July 1887 in California, father born in Missouri, mother born in California; Francis A Adams is 0, son; Charles [last name illegible] is 21, servant; and Robert Robertson is 23, servant.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for California > Monterey > Bradley > District 0005 > on page 11 is enumerated the family of Chas and Emma Dalton. Chas C Dalton, age 24, working as a farm laborer; Emma Dalton, age 23, wife; William M Dalton, age 3, son; and Clara B Dalton, age 2, daughter. All were born in California.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for California > Placer > Lincoln > District 20 > on page 17 is listed the family of Charles and Emma Dalton. Members of the household are: Charles C Dalton, age 44, working as a warehouseman in a grain warehouse; Emma A Dalton, age 43, wife; Clarabelle Dalton, age 21, daughter working as a servant; Charles L Dalton, age 19, son; Norman N Dalton, age 17, son; Elmer E Dalton, age 14, son; and Edgar A Dalton, age 14, son. All were born in California.

You might be a direct descendant of this family if your last name is Whipple and you can show that you are descended from John and Eva May (Dalton) Whipple. You might be a cousin if your last name is Clute and you can show that you are descended from Charles M. and Nancy (Dalton) Clute.

These are the only known direct descendants of the Lewis Dalton and Adeline (Younger) Dalton family. If you are not descended from one of the persons described above then you are not a direct descendent of the Dalton Gang.

But, you might be a cousin if your last name (surname) is Dalton and you can show that you are descended from Benjamin and Nancy (Rabourn) Dalton or James and Agness (Dyer) Dalton.