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Gen James Tilton
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1819
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1878
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Age 59 years, 3 months, 3 days. Buried November 25, 1878. Married to Isabella Hanson Adams (1826-1896).

Transcribed by SLGMSD from a news article furnished by contributor, Tenalquot who also states, Tilton River in Washington State is named for him.

Puget Sound Weekly Argus
December 19, 1878, page 7
Death of General James Tilton
From the Portland Standard we learn that General James Tilton, known to almost everybody in the territory died in Washington City on the 23d of November in the 60th year of his age. He was a native of Wilmington, Delaware. He was in the war with Mexico and was the first Surveyor General of the Territory serving from 1853 to 1861. For several years afterwards he resided in Olympia, with his excellent family, a portion of the time being in the employ of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Subsequently he went east and was in the government service in Georgia and at the time of his death was Inspector of the Water Works at Washington. In the early history of our territory General Tilton was one of our most prominent and respected citizens and on one occasion was the Democrat candidate for Delegate to Congress. He had many friends and acquaintances throughout the whole country, who will deeply regret to hear of his death. 
Family links: 
  Isabella Hanson Adams Tilton (1826 - 1896)*
  Fanny Belle Tilton (1849 - 1859)*
  Howard Tilton (1858 - 1935)*
  James Tilton (1867 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: South Border 3, Plot 12. Unmarked burial.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Aug 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96092909
Gen James Tilton
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Gen James Tilton
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