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John Anderson Dalton (1758 - 1838)

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Reverend John Anderson Dalton
Born in Albemarle, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [uncertain]
Husband of — married in Albemarle Co, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Aug 2012
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Reverend John Dalton served in the Virginia Militia during the American Revolution
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John Dalton, the son of David Dalton was born Oct. 3,1758 Albermarle County, Virginia. He died Sept. 15,1838 Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

In 1780, he was married in Albermarle County, Virginia.. to Lucy Sims, the daughter of Capt. William Simms. Lucy was born March 24, 1758, Orange County, Virginia.and died Sept. 2, 1823 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

The children of John and Lucy (Sims) Dalton: John, William Sims, Lucy, David, Thomas, Toliver. [1]

Rev. John DALTON served in the Militia Company of Capt. William SIMS, his future father-in-law, on 2 May 1775 and again in the Spring of 1778 in Albemarle County, VA, and fought in the Revolution. He reenlisted in 1781.

His pension application, mentions that the record of his birth had been in the hands of his uncle, William GRANT, but was lost when Indians attacked his house and killed two members of his family in North Carolina in 1781. John received a pension (S-1755.) He moved to Rutherford County, NC about 1782. John served two tours as a guard of Burgoyrus prisoners at Albemarle Barracks. He later marched to Norfolk where the British had landed. During his service he was in two skirmishes with the British, one on the south side of the James River. John served a total of ten months in service, four as a private and six as a sergeant. He applied for and received a soldiers pension in Bledsoe County, Tennessee and his verification of service was endorsed by several prominent citizens of Bledsoe County and by James A. Whiteside.

In 1796 he was appointed Commissioner to determine the navigability of the Main Broad River above Green River.

After the Revolution, John is noted as a local Baptist preacher in western North Carolina. He was a messenger from the Bill's Creek Baptist Church to the Bethel Association in 1797 and 1800. He was a preacher at Mountain Creek Baptist Church at Gilkey, North Carolina as early as 1808 and was a messenger to the Broad River Association in 1811. In 1811, He preached at old Bill's Settlement Creek Church, right after the Rev. Perimeter Morgan. Rev. Perimeter founded the church at Bill's Settlement and it is the oldest Baptist church in Rutherford County,

In 1811 John moved to Buncombe County, North Carolina where his son later acquired sixty-five acres on the Swannanoa River.

In 1817 He moved westward to Tennessee and lived the remainder of his life as a preacher and farmer in Bledsoe County.


Name: John C Dalton Rev [2]
Name: Rev John Anderson /Dalton/[3]

Unsure of parents: David Dalton and Mrs Dalon.[4]


Birth: Date: 3 Oct 1758
Place: Albemarle, Virginia, United States[2][3]
Husband: William Dalton
Wife: Virginia Rachael Harris
  1. Nancy Dalton
  2. Charlotte Dalton
  3. John C Dalton
  4. Robert Dalton
  5. Elizabeth Dalton
  6. William Richard Dalton
  7. Mary Polly Dalton
Marriage Date: 1759
Place: Albermarle, Virginia, United States<[5] </ref>[2]


Death Date: 15 Sep 1838
Place: Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States[6][3]
Note: No image of gravestone on FindAGrave:


Burial: McReynolds Cemetery[7]
Date: 1838
Place: Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, USA


Occupation: John Dalton was a Baptist minister. He preached at old Bill's Settlement Creek Church, right after the Rev. Perimeter Morgan. Rev. Perimeter founded the church at Bill's Settlement and it is the oldest Baptist church in Rutherford County,
Date: 1811
Place: North Carolina, United States

Military Service

Military Service: John's application for pension on behalf of his Revolutionary War service is very detailed and held by the National Archives. In the Spring of 1778 John was drafted as a militiaman into Captain Sim's Company at Albemarle County, Virginia. John served two terms.
Date: 1775
Place: North Carolina, United States


Note: John Dalton
Note: Rev. John Dalton Baptist Minister
Note: Revolutionary War Soldier
Note: john dalton


Husband: John C Dalton
Wife: Lucy Sims
  1. Elizabeth Dalton
  2. John Dalton
  3. Lewis Dalton
  4. Lucy Dalton
  5. William Sims Dalton
Marriage Date: 1780
Place: Albemarle, Virginia, United States[2]


  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 30 May 2015), "Record of John Dalton", Ancestor # A029416.


  1. 1.0 1.1 From Helen Lu's research on her ancestor:Dalton Gang Newsletter: John Dalton
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1796-2011 John C Dalton: FindAGrave Memorial ID:29340506
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA:
  5. 5.0 5.1 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA
  6. 6.0 6.1 Family Data Collection - Deaths Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.


  • WikiTree profile Dalton-1462 created through the import of Vicki Norman family tree v2 (3).ged on Aug 1, 2012 by Vicki Norman.
  • WikiTree profile Dalton-1756 created through the import of MFBethel.ged on Sep 19, 2012 by Mary Wood. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mary and others.

Pension Statement

Southern Campaigns American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters Pension application of John Dalton S1755 f21Va Transcribed by Will Graves rev'd 11/24/14 State of Tennessee, Bledsoe, County On this eleventh day of February 1833 personally appeared in open court before the worshipful Justices & the County Court of Bledsoe County, now setting John Dalton a resident of Bledsoe County and State of Tennessee, aged Seventy four years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of this United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated -- That he entered the service of the United States in the spring of the year 1778 as a drafted militia man in Albemarle County State of Virginia in the Company commanded by Captain William Simms, Lieutenant William Flint & William Dowell ensign -- He was stationed at the Albemarle Barracks to guard Burgoyne's prisoners -- He remained there a tour of two months under the above officers & was then discharged -- Captain Garland Burley [Garland Burnley] had the command at the Barracks -- In the latter part of the year 1778 or 1779 -- he again entered the service in Albemarle County commanded by the same officers as above -- The Captain (Simms) being this declarant's father in law under whom he served another term of two months at Albemarle barracks guarding the prisoners -- and was again at the end of the two months discharged. During the second tour declarant was a drafted militia man having been called out according to his number in the company -- After this second tour declarant cannot recollect the year -- a call was made upon the militia to go to Norfolk where the British had just landed -- (which occurrence to wit the landing of the British at Norfolk will fix the period of the third tour-) Declarant again entered the service in Albemarle under the same officers to wit Captain Simms, Lieutenant Flint and Ensign Dowell -- He marched from Albemarle to Richmond -- from Richmond to Mooney's Fort on James River -- From Mooney's Fort to Cabin Point -- & was there stationed -- Col. Quarles [probably Col. James Quarles] having the command -- until the British left Norfolk as he understood -- from Cabin Point he was marched back to Richmond where he was discharged -- having this tour served three months- In June 1781 he again entered the service in Albemarle County under the same officers as before – to wit Capt. Simms - Lieutenant Flint and Ensign Dowell & marched through Louisa, Goochland, Richmond & Hanover Counties -- in the latter county he was in a slight skirmish with Tarleton [Banastre Tarleton] at Wash's long lane – thence he marched through Spotsylvania & Orange Counties crossing the Rapid Dan [sic, Rapidan] River into Culpeper County where he was stationed about two & a half weeks --. Cornwallis having then turned his course south -- declarant with those with him marched after him, to wit Cornwallis, through Orange, Albemarle, Louisa, Goochland & Richmond Counties from thence through the different counties to old James Town on the south side of James River, there declarant was in another skirmish with the British in which three of declarant's messmates were taken prisoner -- not much damage was done on either side the skirmish being with a scouting party of the British -- Declarant then was marched towards Little York -- but in a few days the relief came and he was discharged having served three months this tour as a Sergeant in Captain Simm's company -- during this latter tour declarant was attached to a company of four hundred privates besides the officers -- who formed a company or detachment of light infantry under the command of Col. Duvall - Major Bass & Major Allen who was placed as a rear guard marching between the American and British Armies -- this was the rear guard to Lafayette's Army, and in which declarant acted as a Sergeant as above stated, The last above tour terminated declarant's services. He omitted to state that in the last tour but one mentioned before -- which was a three months tour, he was a sergeant in Captain Simm's company- He served four months as a private & six months as a Sergeant -- making his service in all ten months -- He mentions the fact of his having been a sergeant not knowing whether it will vary the amount of his pension should he be found entitled to one -- He has no documentary evidence of his service nor does he know of any person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to it. He states that he was born in Albemarle County State of Virginia on the 3rd day of October 1758 -- That he has no record of his age -- but has the account given by his parents & believe it true -- He has seen a record of his age kept by his Uncle William Grant, but which he understands was destroyed or carried off by the Indians who killed two of Grant's family & plundered his home in North Carolina about the year 1782. He lived in Albemarle County, Virginia when called into service & continued to reside there during the whole war -- in the same company of men and under the same officers -- from there he moved to Rutherford County North Carolina sometime after the war, how long he does not recollect -- where he resided about twenty years -- from Rutherford County North Carolina he moved to this (Bledsoe) county State of Tennessee where he has resided over sixteen years and still resides-- He supposed he was drafted -- the men of his company were classed & numbered and called out in turn -- He was the first man in the first division which the list will show if it can be found - He has given the names of his officers & the guard circumstances of his services. He never received a written discharge from the service -- when his tours were out he was told he was dismissed & went home. He states that he is known in his present neighbourhood to George Real, a clergyman, Eli Thurman, Esquire sheriff of Bledsoe County, John Bridgmon a merchant of Pikeville and James A. Whiteside attorney at law who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution. He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the Agency of any State. S/ John Dalton Sworn to & Subscribed the day & year aforesaid [George Real, a clergyman, Eli Thurman and James A. Whiteside gave the standard supporting affidavit] [Veteran died September 15, 1836.] [Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $43.33 Per annum commencing March 4th, 1831 for service as a private for 4 months and as a Sgt. for 6 months in the Virginia militia.]

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On 29 Nov 2017 at 02:15 GMT Greg Hays wrote:

Dalton-1529 and Dalton-1462 appear to represent the same person because: same parents, BOB, POB, POD, DOD

On 4 Jan 2017 at 15:12 GMT Ronnie Halford wrote:

Dalton-1462 and Dalton-3530 appear to represent the same person because: dates of birth an death and marriage to Lucy Sims.

On 13 Sep 2015 at 10:09 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Dalton-1756 and Dalton-1462 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same wife

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