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RICHMOND DALTON FAMILY

Richmond Dalton, born June 1815 in Kentucky (husband of Pricilla Hahn, born 1825 in Indiana)

Richmond and Priscilla's children:
  1. Joseph Hahn Dolton 1840-1918
  2. Elizabeth Dolton 1841-1863
  3. Abigail Dolton 1843-1921
  4. Euphaemia Dolton 1844-1889
  5. Lucetta Dolton 1845-1934
  6. Alice Ellen Dolton 1846-1935
  7. Naham Isham Dolton 1848-1927
  8. Theron Eugene Dolton 1849-1935
  9. Aramintia Dolton 1851-1925
  10. Loradumia A. Dolton 1853-1938
  11. Edward Francis Dolton 1854-1945
  12. Katherine Dolton 1858-1903
  13. William Dolton 1860-1945
It was in Illinois where he met and wooed his first wife Priscilla Hahn (var. Halm)(var. Martin). They were married Nov. 24, 1839. Together they had thirteen children; five boys and eight girls. Their first son, Joseph Hahn Dalton, was born in Knox County, Illinois, Sept. 1st, 1840. The birth of Alis E. Dolton, Aramintia Dolton, Elizabeth Dolton, Joseph Hahn Dolton, Lucetta Dolton, and Loradumia Dolton were all recorded in Knox County as having taken place in Galesberg, Illinois. Richmond still shows up on the 1850 Illinois state census in DeKalb County along with his uncle Francis Hart Dalton, the Todd's, the Thornton's, and other Dalton's all former residents of Madison County, Kentucky.

From there Richmond and Priscilla moved to DeKalb County, Missouri, before 1855. So they moved from DeKalb County, Illinois, to DeKalb County, Missouri. In the 1860 Census Richmond is listed, in Washington Township, Dekalb County, Missouri, as a farmer along with his wife Priscilla and their eleven children. The book History Andrew and DeKalb Counties Missouri from the Earliest time to the Present, dated 1888, lists Richmond Dalton along with many others as an early settler of Washington Township. Richmond had property that showed up on the tax list there.

The territory of Kansas was organized in 1854. DeKalb County is only about fifteen miles east of the Missouri-Kansas state line. During this time there were frequent battles along the Kansas-Missouri border between anti-slavery settlers in Kansas and pro-slavery Missourians. Even so, there were not a lot of casualties. One such battle was called the "Battle of the Spurs." Some Missourians crossed into Kansas and started chasing some of the anti-slavery faction who were helping slaves escape. The Kansans heard about it and sent reinforcements. This caused the Missourians to head for the border. There was not much powder used but they used their spurs a lot. Hence, the Battle of the Spurs.

Read Richmond Dalton's complete family history.

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