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Samuel DALTON I
Ann Dandridge REDD
WARNING:  there is no proof that Samuel DALTON's wife was Ann Dandridge REDD; it is merely a tradition that has been long accepted, possibly encouraged by her supposed connection to the wife of George WASHINGTON.
Husband:  Samuel DALTON I
Birth:  24 Mar 1698/9, Albemarle Co., VA
Death:  29 Dec 1804 or 9 Dec 1805, Rockingham Co., MD
Parents:  various sets of parents have been proposed by secondary sources, but none have been proven.
Marriage:
Wife said to be:  Ann Dandridge "Nancy" REDD
Birth:  1718, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Co., VA
Death:  1800, Rockingham Co., NC
Father said to be:  George REDD
Mother said to be:  Ann DANDRIDGE said to be kin of Martha Dandridge CUSTIS (1731-1802), wife of President George WASHINGTON (1732-1799)
Children said to be born in Albemarle Co., VA:
  1.  Capt. William DALTON, b. 1736 
  2.  Samuel DALTON II, b. 1738 
  3.  Capt. David DALTON, b. 1740; d. 1820, Stokes Co., NC; m1. Susannah DAVIS; m2. 30 Dec 1812, Eleanor (GOODE) MARTIN
  4.  Letitia DALTON, b. 15 May 1742; d. 22 Feb 1838, Stokes Co., NC; m. 1757, Matthew Redd MOORE (1738-1801)
  5.  Charles Robert DALTON, b. 1744
  6.  Rachael DALTON, b. 1746; d. 1836, Stokes Co., NC; m. 1766, Stokes Co., NC, William Peters MARTIN (1742-1808)
  7.  Mary "Polly" DALTON, b. 1748; d. 28 Dec 1841, Patrick Co., VA; m. 25 Sep 1769, Pittsylvania Co., VA, Col. Archelaus HUGHES
  8.  John DALTON, b. 1749; d. aft. 1810; m. Lucy SIMMS
  9.  Jane DALTON, b. 1751; d. Rockingham Co., NC; m. 24 Mar 1769, Stokes Co., NC, Joseph WINSTON
10.  Nancy Ann DALTON, b. 1752; d. 1791; m. 20 Aug 1769, Pittsylvania Co., VA, Adonijah HARBOUR / HARBOR
11.  Sarah Matilda "Sally" DALTON, b. 12 Mar 1754; d. 17 Sep 1841, Patrick Co., VA; m. 24 Mar 1769, Pittsylvania Co., VA, Jonathan HANBY
12.  Virginia Iona "Jennie" DALTON, b. 1755; m. 12 Feb 1771, Pittsylvania Co., VA, David HANBY

Some sources show Jane and Jennie as the same person.

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Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Dolton, David Martin, Elenor 30 Dec 1812 Stokes Co., NC

2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):
1782 Dalton, Samuel VA Pittsylvania Co. p. 41 04-00
1782 Dalton, David, Jr. VA Pittsylvania Co. p. 41 08-00
1782 Dalton, John VA Pittsylvania Co. p. 41 06-00
1782 Dalton, Solomon VA Pittsylvania Co. p. 41 01-00
If this Samuel is our subject, he didn't move to North Carolina as early as some say.

3.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #8 of 8; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 NC Rockingham Co. Roll M637_7 p. 538 Ln. 5 Saml Dalton 2-0-1-0-7
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Samuel (b. 1698/9)
= ?
1 free white female all ages in or bef. 1790 = Ann?
7 slaves all ages in or bef. 1790 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

4.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #44 of 48; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1800 NC Rockingham Co. Salisbury Roll M32_32 p. 486/677 Ln. 18 Samuel Dalton Senr 10010-00101-09
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1790-1800 = ?
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = ?
0 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Samuel (b. 1698/9)
1 female 16-25 1774-1784 = ?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Ann?
9 slaves all ages in or bef. 1800 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Surely this is our subject, but if so, he was tallied in the wrong column or simply not tallied.  This record is the only DALTON in the county.

5.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  One well-documented file cites a deed where Samuel gifted his estate to his heirs before he died:
1803 Nov Deed Gift: Book I, p. 56, probated 1807, Rockingham Co., North Carolina, Names children Samuel Jr. (dec'd), William, David, Sally Hanby, grandson Wm. (son of William), grandson Jonathan (son of David), grandson John Hanby (son of Sally Hanby), grandson Nicholas Dalton (son of Samuel deceased) daughter Nancy Harbour "deceased".  Appoints James Martin, James Dillard and Nathan Scales to divide proceeds of property sales in nine equal parts (nine children).

6.  A File from the Archives of USGenWeb (online at RootsWeb.com [link died]; submitted by Robin Taylor).  This particular archive consists of articles about historic homes in Rockingham County, North Carolina, written by Anne Pearl Pratt Van Noppen and published in 1950 in The Messenger.  One of the articles, entitled "Green Valley," included genealogical information about the DALTON and PRICE families.  Quoting from that article (boldface added):
Six generations of the Dalton family have lived at this settlement.  The first was Samuel, who married Anne Dandridge Red of Orange County, VA.  Attracted by the milder climate of North Carolina, they moved to this location in the early 1700's.  Their son, Samuel Dalton, married a Miss Ewell...

The first Samuel Dalton to live in this community was a fabulous figure.  He lived in three centuries, being born in 1699 and living until 1802.  He is said to have owned 150,000 acres of land.  Four of his great-grandchildren lived until the ripe age of 90 or more.  Dr. Robert Dalton was 95, Ewell was 92.  Lee was 93.  Mrs. Charlotte Dalton Scales was 93.  Two of this family were professional men, Dr. Robert Dalton and the Rev. Pleasant Dalton, a Presbyterian minister.  The others were farmers and manufacturers of tobacco, successful business men, owning slaves and amassing wealth.

7.  The Y-Chromosome-DNA DALTON America Surname Project.  Male DALTONs are strongly encouraged to participate in this project.

8.  DALTONs (online at geneajourney.com).

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