Dalton Cemetery, Vermillion County INGenWeb


Dalton Cemetery

Road SignGo west from town of Universal on County Road W1800S to S200W. Turn North on S200W at Operating Engineers training site. Turn NW on S250W and go about 600 yards to a gravel trail. Location: N39 deg 37.952', W87 deg 30.369'

The trail goes next to a small lake to the top of a steep hill. The Cemetery is in the woods. There are Lindsey, and Tweedy stones from the 1850's to late 1800's located in the cemetery.
One large stone Listing Michael Dolton and wife Susan R. along with five infant children is located at the back of the lot. I believe the Dolton (Dalton) stone was probably placed there when the coal company purchased the Dalton farm in the 1940's and moved the Dalton family remains to the site. I don't know where the Dalton farm was exactly, but it was probably nearby. My grandfather's story is that they used to dig some coal and sell it locally for some cash. Grandpa James Francis Dalton left for California in about 1886 at age 16 after his father Michael died in 1882.

I visited the cemetery site in June 2009.

John C. Dalton, Great Grandson of Michael Dalton

Located on Peabody Property

Surname First Name DOB DOD Age Comments
Dolton Alice A.   4 Dec 1864 11m dau of M & S
Dolton Michael 22 Mar 1814 20 Dec 1882    
Dolton Susan R. 21 May 1843 11 Aug 1898    
Dolton children, 3 stones
J. H. J.          
Lindsay John       Capt Co I 14 Ind Inf
Lindsey Adaline   Feb 1866 38y wife of James
* Lindsey  Infant Dau   16 Dec 1846   dau of J & M
* Lindsey John   6 May 1889? 74y 6m 2d Same John as above
* Lindsey Mahala   20 Dec 1846 28y wife of John
Lindsey Nancy   5 Jun 1862   wife of Wm
** Lindsey Rhoda   4 Nov 1875 78y 2m wife of W B
Lindsey William B.   5 Mar 1872 82y 4m  
Tweedy Elizabeth   27 Apr 1845 31y 27d wife of Anthony
Tweedy James   1 Aug 1850 79y 9m 13d  
Tweedy James S.   22 Feb 1850 1y 12d? son of Anthony &Eliz
Tweedy Phebe L.   11 Mar 1842 16y 5m 1d?  
Tweedy Sarah E.       dau of Anthony &Eliz

* These three are on the same stone
**Same stone In my notes, I have stones that read 1) Mary J, 2) Infant.   I don't know which stones they were.