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Subject: [GM-L] Dalton look up
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 18:12:14 EDT
Charles Henry Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts" says this:
DALTON, DAULTON, DOLTON
Philemon, linen weaver, age 45, with wife Hannah, age 35, and child
Samuel, and 5 1/2, came in the Increase, April 15, 1635. A pioneer at
Dedham, 1636, Rem. to Hampton; he had the authority to perform marriages 14
May, 1645. Rem. to Ipswich, He d. in June, 1662.
Rev. Timothy, entered St. John's coll., Cambridge, in Eng. Sept. 17,
1610, was ordained 19 June, 1614; vicar of Woolverstone, co. Suff. March 8,
1615; suspended by the bishop in April 1636. Came hither soon after and
settled at Watertown. Rem. to Dedham; adm. propr. 18 (5) 1637; freeman Sept.
Was one of the party sent by Dedham under permission of Gen. Court in 1638 to
observe the southerly part of the patent. He contracted to saw 400 planks
for a bridge, 1637. Sold his rights at Dedham in 1639. Removed to Hampton,
where he was elected "teacher" of the church June 2, 1639. He served with
ability; opinions differ with regard to the issues which rose between him and
Mr. Bachiler, "pastor" of the same church. He gave certain lands to his
kinsman Emanuel Hilliard, seaman, Jasper Blake, seaman, and to Nathaniel
Bachiler, 10 (8) 1657. Wife Ruth; children:
Samuel, bapt. at Woolverstone 12 March, 1617, bur. same day.
Deborah, bapt. 3 June, 1619, bur. 19 May, 1624
Timothie [sic], bapt. 10 Nov. 1622
Ruth burn. 28 Aug. 1624-5.
He d. in 1661, age about 84 years. Beq. his est. to his wife; to
brother Philemon and his son Samuel.
The widow Ruth made 22 March, 1663-4, to Nathaniel Bachiler, a deed of
certain lands, conditioned on his providing for her in specified particulars
till her death, then paying legacies to Deborah, wife of John Smith,
Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Merrie; Phebe, wife of Joseph Arnall; Joseph and
George Parkers (Parkhurst); Mary, wife of Thomas Carter of Woburn; Timothy
and Benjamin Hilliard; Elizabeth Hilliard, dau. of Elizabeth Merrie; Abigail
Ambross, dau. of the wife of John Severans; Mary, wife of William Fifield;
Walter Roper and Hannah Willix. In her will, dated 8 (10) 1655, prob. 12
May, 1666, she beq. to her cozens, Nathaniel Batcheller and his wife Deborah;
John Smith, Jr.; Mary, wife to Mr. Thos. Carter of W.; Samuel Dalton (for his
son Timothie) and Deborah Smithe.
> Subj:A look-up, please?
> Date:9/26/01 4:38:24 PM Pacific Daylight Time
> It's very kind of you to do look-ups for us. And yes, I would love it if
> you could do a look-up for me. Like everyone else, I suppose, I've knocked
> myself out hitting numerous brick walls.
> My ancestry is DALTON, primarily from Salem, MA (Essex County). Here are
> some of the other definite and possible surnames that keep popping up in my
> 8-year research:
> DALTON - BOARDMAN - WILSON - SMITH = "the definites"
> MARTIN - MOSES - DRIVER - POTTER = very strong "possibles"
> Many are buried in the WILSON plot at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem
> (which I understand is now owned by a TRASK family).
> The following are absolutely certain but when I get to before the Civil
> War, I'm only 70% certain; and around the time of the American Revolution,
> I'm only 40% certain. OK, here goes:
> me Dorothy Vitello Malcolm, b. 1946
> Mum Ethel Gertrude DALTON Vitello, b. 1914
> Her Dad Harry E. DALTON, b. 1870
> His Parents Edward E. DALTON & Georgiana SMITH
> His Parents Eleazer Moses DALTON, Jr. & Elizabeth WILSON
> His Parents ??? Eleazer Moses DALTON, Sr. & Harriet BOARDMAN
> Before these people, I cannot confirm and document the others,
> Sarah Moses, "the Misses Martin," the Driver family--all of
> I realize, Jan, that it's much like searching the needle in the haystack,
> but who knows, maybe you will come up with something. One can only
> I love these people whom I've never met (except my mother) but I'm
> gridlocked. I do wish you much luck (on my own behalf) and I thank you
> heartily for any and all help you can give me.
> Warm regards,