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Isaac Parton Dalton
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Birth: 1820
Tennessee, USA
Death: 1860, USA

Isaac Dalton (born about 1820, died cerca 1859-60) set off in search of fortune during the gold rush, leaving behind a wife and two children in Dallas, Webster County, Missouri.

Apparently, not only did Isaac find fortune, but he also appears to have met an untimely death, as he was never heard from again after his last letter telling his young wife, Polly, he'd struck it rich. (Sandy Wainwright wrote a compelling account of Polly and Isaac in her book on the Cantrell family.)

His wife, who never remarried, brought up their two sons alone:

William Harvey Dalton (1846-1908)

Benjamin Franklin Dalton (1848-1936)

It is not certain where Isaac died. Perhaps it was in California or perhaps during the long journey home to Missouri. In any case, what we do know for sure is that he never made it.

For many years the identity of Isaac's parents was unknown to family researchers, but thanks to genetic genealogy, we have broken through the brick wall. If you have any questions about how his parentage was genetically confirmed, feel free to contact me.
Family links: 
  William Dalton (1792 - 1861)
  Martha Jane New Dalton (1794 - 1886)
  Mary "Polly" Ann Johnson Dalton (1831 - 1906)
  William Harvey Dalton (1846 - 1908)*
  Benjamin Franklin Dalton (1848 - 1936)*
  Isaac Parton Dalton (1820 - 1860)
  Harvey Franklin Dalton (1824 - 1893)*
  Prier New Dalton (1834 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Coastal Dweller
Record added: Sep 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77043010

- Camille Phelps
 Added: Nov. 21, 2011

- Coastal Dweller
 Added: Sep. 24, 2011

- In memory
 Added: Sep. 24, 2011

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