Kit Dalton

Kit Dalton

Original Name Daniel Webster Dalton
Birth
Calloway County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Apr 1920 (aged 77)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Fowler Section, Confederate Lot
Memorial ID 4470 · View Source
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American Frontier Outlaw. Born in Kentucky during the Civil War, he fought for the Confederacy and served as a Captain in William Quantrill's Raiders. After the war he rode with Cole Younger, Jesse and Frank James, committing a series of robberies through out Kentucky and Tennessee. Five territory governors had set a price upon the head of Kit Dalton of $50,000 for his capture dead or alive, but he was never captured. He also rode as a member of outlaw Sam Bass' gang in Texas until Bass was shot and killed. After the 1882 Kentucky trials which Frank James and the remaining Dalton gang members were charged and proved innocent resulted in an agreement by the Government in which the slate was wiped clean, Kit Dalton returned to civil life. He made a profession of religion and was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, when he died.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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HE FOUGHT FOR THE CONFEDERACY AND
WITH QUANTRELL'S RAIDERS, AFTER THE
WAR HE RODE WITH JESSE AND FRANK
JAMES AND COLE YOUNGER. OVER 100
YEARS AGO A $50,000 REWARD WAS
OFFERED FOR HIM DEAD OR ALIVE,
SINCE THEY COULD NOT CAPTURE HIM.
HE WAS LATER PARDONED BY SEVERAL
GOVERNORS, WITH HIS PROMISE THAT HE
WOULD LEAD AN EXEMPLARY LIFE
WHICH HE DID DURING HIS LAST 20
YEARS IN MEMPHIS.

ERECTED BY MR AND MRS J D TAYLOR
AND THE BROTHERS OF THE SACRED HEART S.C.
APRIL 5, 1979

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  • Added: 2 Feb 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 4470
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kit Dalton (23 Jan 1843–3 Apr 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 4470, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .