SpouseMary “Polly” Dalton, 2C5R
Birthabt 1834, Grayson Co., Virginia
Birthabt 1853, Carroll Co., Virginia
Death10 Dec 1881, Carroll Co., Virginia
Birthabt 1855, Carroll Co., Virginia
BirthMay 1873, Carroll Co., Virginia
Notes for <unknown> & Mary “Polly” (Family)
I do not know whether Polly married another Dalton and was widowed by 1850, or if her daughters were born out of wedlock. Most likely the latter, since Sarah and Lucy were both described on their marriage licenses as daughters of Mary Dalton, with no father mentioned, while most orphans or half-orphans still listed both parents.
1860 census of Carroll Co., Virginia, Dugspur P.O., enumerated 15 June, lists with her parents:
Polly Dalton, 26, day laborer; Sarah, 7; Lucy, 4. All born in Virginia.
I cannot find this family in 1870 or 1880. I believe, however, that Polly is the same as the mother-in-law listed here:
1900 census of Carroll Co., Virginia, enumerated 21 June, lists on p. 13B as family #235/243:
Daltan, Benjamin W., 40, b. Oct 1859, widowed, farmer; Polly, mother-in-law, 69, b. Sep 1830, widowed, mother of 6 children, 5 living; Rosetta, sister-in-law, 27, b. May 1873, single. All born Va Va Va.