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Pvt Edward Dalton

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Pvt Edward Dalton

Birth
Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
6 Apr 1896 (aged 69)
Parowan, Iron County, Utah, USA
Burial
Parowan, Iron County, Utah, USA GPS-Latitude: 37.8373912, Longitude: -112.8175518
Plot
03-06-03
Memorial ID
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Son of John Dalton & Rebecca Turner Cranmer

Married Elizabeth Mary Dalton, 6 Mar 1848, Salt Lake City, Utah

Married Lizzina Elizabeth Warren, 14 Jun 1882, St. George, Washington, Utah

There were three Dalton men whom were members of the Mormon Battalion; One was a cousin of the other two. These three were Henry Simon Dalton, the son of Henry Dalton who died in Wysox Penn in 1833 and two sons of John Dalton Jr.; Harry Dalton & Edward Dalton. Henry Simon was assigned to Company B and the two brothers, Harry & Edward were assigned to Company C.

These three had many hardships by volunteering for service on 16 July 1846. Henry Simon Dalton was the only one to make the trip all the way to California. After his discharge he made his way up the coast of California to San Francisco where he meet and courted his future wife, Elizabeth Kittleman. Harry & Edward on the other hand were not so lucky! After the Battalion arrived in Santa Fe they were reassigned to Lieutenant W. W. Willis' sick detachment and were forced to winter at Fort Pueblo Colorado.

After Brigham Young gave word for this group to start for Utah, it took six days for the three detachments and remaining Saints to load their wagons. They started out at noon on May 24 1847. Harry & Edward Dalton left Pueblo with these other Battalion members and finaly arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley only a few days after Brigham Young's original Company arrived on July 24th, 1847. Edward Dalton did in fact join up again with his cousin Henry Simon in California some time later according to Norma Baldwin Ricketts in her book; "The Mormon Battalion, U.S. Army of the West, 1846 – 1848" He probably went with Captain James Brown who had orders to go to California to see if he could pick up the muster- out pay that was owed to all ex- Battalion members who were in the sick Detachment Company.

All three of these Dalton's even made it to Utah where they had a long and good life.

Henry Simon Dalton was with the Hancock-Los Angeles Company. He was to travel with Jefferson Hunt's company of fifty-one (page 294) to Northern California.

* Mormon Battalion members



Son of John Dalton & Rebecca Turner Cranmer

Married Elizabeth Mary Dalton, 6 Mar 1848, Salt Lake City, Utah

Married Lizzina Elizabeth Warren, 14 Jun 1882, St. George, Washington, Utah

There were three Dalton men whom were members of the Mormon Battalion; One was a cousin of the other two. These three were Henry Simon Dalton, the son of Henry Dalton who died in Wysox Penn in 1833 and two sons of John Dalton Jr.; Harry Dalton & Edward Dalton. Henry Simon was assigned to Company B and the two brothers, Harry & Edward were assigned to Company C.

These three had many hardships by volunteering for service on 16 July 1846. Henry Simon Dalton was the only one to make the trip all the way to California. After his discharge he made his way up the coast of California to San Francisco where he meet and courted his future wife, Elizabeth Kittleman. Harry & Edward on the other hand were not so lucky! After the Battalion arrived in Santa Fe they were reassigned to Lieutenant W. W. Willis' sick detachment and were forced to winter at Fort Pueblo Colorado.

After Brigham Young gave word for this group to start for Utah, it took six days for the three detachments and remaining Saints to load their wagons. They started out at noon on May 24 1847. Harry & Edward Dalton left Pueblo with these other Battalion members and finaly arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley only a few days after Brigham Young's original Company arrived on July 24th, 1847. Edward Dalton did in fact join up again with his cousin Henry Simon in California some time later according to Norma Baldwin Ricketts in her book; "The Mormon Battalion, U.S. Army of the West, 1846 – 1848" He probably went with Captain James Brown who had orders to go to California to see if he could pick up the muster- out pay that was owed to all ex- Battalion members who were in the sick Detachment Company.

All three of these Dalton's even made it to Utah where they had a long and good life.

Henry Simon Dalton was with the Hancock-Los Angeles Company. He was to travel with Jefferson Hunt's company of fifty-one (page 294) to Northern California.

* Mormon Battalion members





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