Francis M. Dawalt1

M, b. 1 February 1850, d. 21 February 1892
     Francis M. Dawalt was also known as "Frank". He was born on 1 February 1850 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1 Francis M. Dawalt married Nancy Coombs, daughter of Zachariah Coombs and Mary J. Wilsey, on 1 January 1879 at Washington Co., IN. Francis M. Dawalt died on 21 February 1892 at Washington Co., IN, at age 42; OBITUARY - The Salem Democrat, February 25, 1892

Frank Dawalt, of Franklin Township, died last Monday. He leaves a wife and several children. His father, Daniel Dawalt, is one of the oldest Masons in this part of the country.


OBITUARY #2 - The Republican Leader, February 26, 1892, New Philadelphia Items

Francis M. Dawalt was born Feb 1st, 1850, died Sunday night being 42 years and 20 days old. The deceased married a daughter of Zachariah Combs. They have six children, the youngest of which is but two weeks old. He was confined to his bed some 7 days, but had long been afflected with that dread disease consumption. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Canton but had not taken his demit to any other lodge when the Canton lodge disbanded. Rev. Cadwell of the M. E. church conducted the funeral, which took place at the family residence after which the remains were taken to the Franklin cemetery, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. He was the tenth child of a family of fourteen children of which only three are alive. His parents are perhaps the oldest couple in southern Indiana and live northeast of Canton.


OBITUARY #4 - The Republican Leader, February 26, 1892, Canton Cullings

Frank Dawalt, who died last Sunday evening of pneumonia, was buried at the Franklin cemetery Tuesday. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss.


OBITUARY#4 - The Republican Leader, March 4, 1892

Francis M. Dawalt
Francis M. Dawalt departed this life February 21, 1892, after a brief illness of pneumonia, at the age of 42 years and 20 days. He was a good neighbor and was loved and respected by all who knew him. In the last hours of his illness he called his family around him and expressed his desire that his children should be reared in the Christian faith. He was a member of the Masonic Order. The funeral was conducted at the late residence by Rev. E. W. Chadwell, after which the remains were interred in Franklin graveyard. He leaves a wife and six children, also an aged father and many friends and other relatives.

He was buried in February 1892 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN; location per obituary -- headstone not found by Tracy Devault.

Children of Francis M. Dawalt and Nancy Coombs

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

Gladys Alberta Dawalt

F, b. 5 September 1910, d. 15 November 1996
     Gladys Alberta Dawalt was born on 5 September 1910 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Perre Commodore Dawalt and Ethel Clara Hinds. Gladys Alberta Dawalt married Marshall Ray Colglazier, son of John Morton Colglazier and Lillie Edwina Marshall, on 2 December 1934 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. Gladys Alberta Dawalt died on 15 November 1996 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN, at age 86. She was buried in November 1996 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Child of Gladys Alberta Dawalt and Marshall Ray Colglazier

Helen A. Dawalt1

F, b. 19 September 1899, d. 4 September 1991
     Helen A. Dawalt was born on 19 September 1899 at Washington Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Milburn Dawalt and Vinnie Elnora Medlock.1 Helen A. Dawalt married Burl Neely, son of Walter Neely and Lillian Brannaman, on 20 October 1919 at Washington Co., IN. Helen A. Dawalt died on 4 September 1991 at age 91; dates per SSDI. She was buried in September 1991 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Helen A. Dawalt and Burl Neely

Citations

  1. [S1205] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 411 - 412; FHL #1240411 - 2.
  2. [S2167] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 631; FHL #2340366.

Henry Dawalt

M, b. 13 June 1806, d. 14 August 1831
     Henry Dawalt was born on 13 June 1806 at Tennessee. He was the son of Henry DeWald and Elizabeth Gross. Henry Dawalt died on 14 August 1831 at Washington Co., IN, at age 25. He was buried in August 1831 at Dawalt Family Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Henry Dawalt1

M, b. 4 January 1837, d. 15 December 1850
     Henry Dawalt was born on 4 January 1837 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1 Henry Dawalt died on 15 December 1850 at Franklin Twp., Washington Co., IN, at age 13. He was buried in December 1850 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

Henry Cyrus Dawalt

M, b. 6 March 1852, d. 23 April 1925
     Henry Cyrus Dawalt was born on 6 March 1852 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. He was the son of John Gross Dawalt and Mary Tatlock. Henry Cyrus Dawalt married Margaret Jane Norris, daughter of James A. Norris and Elizabeth Coffman, on 29 March 1877 at Washington Co., IN.
Note: Sketch from History of Washington Co. Indiana.

Henry C. Dawalt -- his father and Grandfather
Henry C. Dawalt, farmer, Salem, Washington Co., was born on March 6, 1852, on the old Dawalt homestead and is the son of John and Mary Tatlock Dawalt. He grew up under the paternal roof, on the farm entered by his Grandfather from the government, and attended the Quaker Seminary, when it was conducted by Prof. Ponkha, about five miles east of Salem, which was at that time a famous school, students coming from all parts of Indiana.
John G. Dawalt, father of the subject of this sketch, was born about 1816 where the farmers store is now located on South Main Street, where his father then kept a Tavern. He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Gross Dawalt -- he lies buried in the old Dawalt burial grounds on the farm. Mr. Dawalt was united in marriage with Mary Tatlock by whom he had four children: Emeline, Scott Henry C. and Commodore. Emeline died when about 11 years old; Scott died when about 16 years old and Commodore died in 1912.
HENRY DAWALT, the paternal Grandfather and wife, Elizabeth Gross Dawalt, were natives of York Co., Pa. and Rockingham W. Va. resp., and both of German lineage. Mr. Dawalt came to Washington County first in 1803, settling in Sect. 15 where he spent the remainder of his life, with the exception of four years. His death coming at the age of 90. Mrs. Dawalt died at the age of 75. He was commissioned Captain of the Militia by the Territorial Governor Harrison, receiving several promotions until he was made a Colonel of his Regiment and was at the head of his Company during the Pidgen Roost Massacre. Mr. Dawalt kept Tavern for four years in Salem, in the third house built in town, erected by himself in 1805-07. He bought many tracts of land.
On his farm, three miles east of Salem, was a cabin, that was used as a defence against the Indians, where settlers gathered for mutual protection during the time of Indian scares. Mr. Dawalt was frankly a "Pro-Slaver Man," and did his duty as he saw it, taking runaway slaves from the "underground railway," and returning them to their masters. Besides being a Colonel in the Militia, Henry Dawalt was a County Commissioner, serving several terms. To Henry and Elizabeth Dawalt were born the following children: Henry, Daniel, John G., Betsy (Eliza), Susan, Polly , Kate and a girl who died young. He died at the age of 90 and lies buried in the old Dawalt burial grounds on his old farm.
The name "Dawalt," was formerly spelled as Dewald and is of German origin, signifying, "of the woods."

Henry Cyrus Dawalt died on 23 April 1925 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 73; OBITUARY - The Salem, Indiana Leader or the Democrat, May 1, 1925:

HENRY C. DAWALT
     The death of Henry C. Dawalt, one of this county’s most prominent citizens, occurred Thursday, April 23rd, as the result of severe injuries received as previously noted. His two daughters, Mrs. W. N. Short and Miss Eva Dawalt, were at his bedside and with him when the passing came.
     Mr. Dawalt held a very high position in the estimation or our people generally and the last service paid a high tribute to his worth as a citizen, neighbor and friend.
     This last service was held at Elmhurst, his country home east of Salem, and was very largely attended. Rev. W. D. Bartle, former pastor of the Christian church, came from New Albany and conducted the very impressive service. A quartette, Mrs. Garret Thompson, Mrs. J. L. Tucker, W. H. Crim and O. C. Zink sang three favorite hymns, “Lead Kindly Light,” “Son of My Soul” and Gracious Spirit, Love Devine,” with Mrs. O. E. Coffman as Accompanist.
     The following sketch was part of the service ---
     Henry C. Dawalt, second son of John Gross and Mary Tatlock Dawalt was born March 6, 1852 on the Dawalt homestead near Canton in Washington county. The records show that this farm has been in the Dawalt family since 1807 when it was entered by his grandfather, Henry Dawalt. Thus it is a significant fact that the cycle of his three score and ten years was lived in sight of ancestral ground, and that the years of his childhood, young manhood, maturity and age have been spent among the same circle of neighbors and friends.
     Of a studious temperament, he availed himself of all the educational advantages by the county in that early day. His primary education was received in the old McCoskey school house, followed by several years under the tutelage of the famous William Pinkham at the Blue River Academy. This school drew students from adjoining counties by its reputation as an educational center, and from its doors went forth men and women of education and culture whose influence upon this section of our state has been far reaching. He taught his first school at Boston at the age of 17 years, which was followed by several more years of teaching. Among the oldest citizens his reputation as a speller and cipherer in those early days may be readily recalled. In fact, his inherent culture and broad reading, his keenness of intellect won for him a reputation as one of the county’s outstanding teachers. This interest in cultural and intellectual lines continued throughout his life in the plans for his children and grandchildren. As his physique and constitution were not rugged, he decided to continue the agricultural pursuits of his family for his life work.
     On March 26, 1877 he was married to Margaret Jane Norris and established a home on the farm adjacent to his paternal home. In this place were born two daughters, Eva and Nora, who still live in this locality. His grandchildren are Margaret and Lee Henry Streaker in whose education and training he has been most vitally concerned. On Feb. 16, 1916, nine years ago, occurred the death of the wife and mother of this home.
     From his pioneer Pennsylvania ancestry he received those qualities of Thrift, industry and stability which have made him a successful farmer and exemplary citizen, a man who never stooped to the base or lowly, and the mainspring of whose life was the highest sense of honor. The law of his dealings with his fellowmen was the golden rule, and his deeds of generosity and kindness to his less favored associates and neighbors tell a story of modesty and human kindness not recorded by the annals of history. Home, family and county were the trinity around which his life revolved and to these trusts he was ever faithful and true.
     The burial was at Crown Hill cemetery, the remains being borne by his neighbors and old friends – Messrs. Charle Day, H. M. Trueblood, Wm. Day, Charles Etzeler, Lou Simpson, Lewis Williams, John Packwood and Jas. W. May.

He was buried in April 1925 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Henry Cyrus Dawalt and Margaret Jane Norris

Jackson Dawalt1

M, b. 1840, d. 28 August 1864
     Jackson Dawalt was born in 1840 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1 Jackson Dawalt began military service Union Army, Sergeant, Company "F", 66th Indiana Volunteers. He died on 28 August 1864 at Rome, Floyd Co., GA. He was buried in September 1864 at Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co., GA; First buried in the hospital cemetery in Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia. After the war he was moved to the Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia (Plot C, Row 0, grave 1339).

Medical Information: Jackson died at the Etowah House, a hotel that had been converted into a military hospital. About six weeks before his death he had been diagnosed with chronic diarrhea.


Note: The following two letters were written by Jackson Dawalt to his parents during the Civil War. Jackson died about six weeks after the second letter was written.

LETTER #1

May the 21 1864
Camp near Kingston Georgia. Dear father

I take my pen in hand this day to try to rite you a few lines to let you know that I am well and harty and I hope When this comes to you that it will find you well and harty

Well I can tell you that we have bin on a march every Since the 29 of april and we hant stoped at any plase longer then to take hit and then we moves along as fast as we Could

Well we have bin in Some fits and we Came out Safe and Sound but we have the hardest to doo yet and it Will be Some time before it will Gaw off but I hope we will Come out Safe and Sound.

Well father I havnt Got time to write very much at this plase for we will have to leave hear and push on Some other plase and I don’t know where we will Gaw to Next but I hope it will not be very fare off.

Well I will bring my leter to a Close by asken you to write Soon and often and I will write every Chance that I get to rite and derect to the ridgment and Co and it will come to me.

We are at Kingston, Georgia

Jackson Dawalt
To Daniel Danwalt

The boys is all Well and harty at this time that is With us

Jackson Dawalt
Daniel Dawalt


LETTER #2

July the 5 1864
Rome Georgia

Dear father and Mother I take my pen in hand to try and rite you a few lines to let you know how I am Geten I am Geten well fast as any one mite expect They dedicd it the Cronick diaree and I have had it. Stapt an me and I Can run around thru the town Well I hant hird from home for Some time and I would like to hear frum home the best kind but I expect that yu are So busey with your work that you Cant rite to me till you get thrue With your work and I don’t know hardly what to writ about

Well I can tell you that our forth of July was very dry thing but I wish that I Could Slept in on that day at home but I Could not and I am afraid that the ware will not be over again til another one roles around but if it is not over then it will not be very long till our time is out then Shall and Virten all of the vetern Soldiers is very Sick of there vetern They Say if they had not went in to it they would not a went in now Shall for there times would a bin out and then they Could went home and Staid there till they got ready to Come back

Well I will have to Close for this time Then rite Soon and often and you Can direct your leters to Rome Ga to the Etawah house has I do not know the number of it and they will Come to Safe and Sound

Jackson Dawalt
Daniel Dawalt


There is a copy of an interesting document in the Washington County Historical Society. It is a Confederate parol document which requires that Jackson Dawalt not take up arms again against the Confederate States. It was signed about two years before the above letters. It is strange that he signed with an "x" when it is clear from the above letters that he can write.

Richmond Sept 2nd 1862
Jackson Dawalt ?? Co. F 66th Reg Ind Vols a prisoner of war, captured by the Confederate troops under GENERAL KIRBY SMITH, and this day paroled, do solemnly swear that I will not take arms against the Confederate States, that I will neither give aid nor comfort to the enemies thereof, nor communicate any military information to them, until duly exchanged according to the usages of war. The violation of this parol will be punished with death
his
Witness Jackson x Dawalt
Capt J W Payne mark


Note from Janet Wise
At Rome, Georgia, Jackson Dawalt was buried in a cemetery set up for the hospital there, just West of town (old town). I found his name in the hand-written records of the men buried at Rome, Georgia. who were removed to the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. That cemetery had 20 rows, 460 graves in all. They marked the graves with what they called headboards, made of wood. In the hospital cemeteries, they were buried in order of death. The men were re-interred at Marietta National Cemetery a couple of years after the war. Even there, they were marked with wooden headboards. It was much later (around 1880?) that the graves were marked with stones.

The following two letters were written by Jackson Dawalt to his parents during the Civil War. Jackson died about six weeks after the second letter was written.

LETTER #1

May the 21 1864
Camp near Kingston Georgia. Dear father

I take my pen in hand this day to try to rite you a few lines to let you know that I am well and harty and I hope When this comes to you that it will find you well and harty

Well I can tell you that we have bin on a march every Since the 29 of april and we hant stoped at any plase longer then to take hit and then we moves along as fast as we Could

Well we have bin in Some fits and we Came out Safe and Sound but we have the hardest to doo yet and it Will be Some time before it will Gaw off but I hope we will Come out Safe and Sound.

Well father I havnt Got time to write very much at this plase for we will have to leave hear and push on Some other plase and I don’t know where we will Gaw to Next but I hope it will not be very fare off.

Well I will bring my leter to a Close by asken you to write Soon and often and I will write every Chance that I get to rite and derect to the ridgment and Co and it will come to me.

We are at Kingston, Georgia

Jackson Dawalt
To Daniel Danwalt

The boys is all Well and harty at this time that is With us

Jackson Dawalt
Daniel Dawalt


LETTER #2

July the 5 1864
Rome Georgia

Dear father and Mother I take my pen in hand to try and rite you a few lines to let you know how I am Geten I am Geten well fast as any one mite expect They dedicd it the Cronick diaree and I have had it. Stapt an me and I Can run around thru the town Well I hant hird from home for Some time and I would like to hear frum home the best kind but I expect that yu are So busey with your work that you Cant rite to me till you get thrue With your work and I don’t know hardly what to writ about

Well I can tell you that our forth of July was very dry thing but I wish that I Could Slept in on that day at home but I Could not and I am afraid that the ware will not be over again til another one roles around but if it is not over then it will not be very long till our time is out then Shall and Virten all of the vetern Soldiers is very Sick of there vetern They Say if they had not went in to it they would not a went in now Shall for there times would a bin out and then they Could went home and Staid there till they got ready to Come back

Well I will have to Close for this time Then rite Soon and often and you Can direct your leters to Rome Ga to the Etawah house has I do not know the number of it and they will Come to Safe and Sound

Jackson Dawalt
Daniel Dawalt


There is a copy of an interesting document in the Washington County Historical Society. It is a Confederate parol document which requires that Jackson Dawalt not take up arms again against the Confederate States. It was signed about two years before the above letters. It is strange that he signed with an "x" when it is clear from the above letters that he can write.

Richmond Sept 2nd 1862
Jackson Dawalt ?? Co. F 66th Reg Ind Vols a prisoner of war, captured by the Confederate troops under GENERAL KIRBY SMITH, and this day paroled, do solemnly swear that I will not take arms against the Confederate States, that I will neither give aid nor comfort to the enemies thereof, nor communicate any military information to them, until duly exchanged according to the usages of war. The violation of this parol will be punished with death
his
Witness Jackson x Dawalt
Capt J W Payne mark


Note from Janet Wise
At Rome, Georgia, Jackson Dawalt was buried in a cemetery set up for the hospital there, just West of town (old town). I found his name in the hand-written records of the men buried at Rome, Georgia. who were removed to the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. That cemetery had 20 rows, 460 graves in all. They marked the graves with what they called headboards, made of wood. In the hospital cemeteries, they were buried in order of death. The men were re-interred at Marietta National Cemetery a couple of years after the war. Even there, they were marked with wooden headboards. It was much later (around 1880?) that the graves were marked with stones.



Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

James Buchannan Dawalt1

M, b. 26 August 1856, d. 18 October 1924
     James Buchannan Dawalt was born on 26 August 1856 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1 James Buchannan Dawalt married Margaret Ann Thompson, daughter of John Bruce Thompson and Martha Ellen Tatlock, on 13 March 1879 at Washington Co., IN. James Buchannan Dawalt died on 18 October 1924 at Franklin Twp., Washington Co., IN, at age 68; OBITUARY - The Salem Democrat, Salem Indiana; October __, 1924:

James B. Dawalt
     James B. Dawalt, son of Daniel and Sarah Dawalt was born in Washington County, Indiana, August 26, 1856 and died at his home six miles northeast of Salem, Saturday evening October 18, 1924, aged 68 years, 1 month and 22 days.
     He was united in marriage to Margaret Thompson, March 13, 1879. To this union were born two sons, Winfield of Salem, and Claud of Bloomington, and one daughter who died in infancy. The mother of these children passed away June 17, 1888. His second marriage was to Nancy Coombs Dawalt, April 3, 1901. She and her three daughters Mrs. Guy O. Newby of Ville Grove, Ill., and Mrs. Ada Morris at Salem, also survive. Besides the above mentioned he leaves a brother Samuel Dawalt of near Salem and a sister Katherine Johnson of Little York. About three years before his death he united with the West Point M. E. church under the pastorate of Rev. J. E. Leist and was thereafter a devoted member of that organization, although physically unable during any of this time to attend services. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors.
     Services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Leist at Franklin church, October 20, 11 a. m. and the body interred in the cemetery nearby.

He was buried in October 1924 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Children of James Buchannan Dawalt and Margaret Ann Thompson

Citations

  1. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.

John Dawalt1

M, b. 30 April 1848, d. 7 November 1882
     John Dawalt was born on 30 April 1848 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1 John Dawalt married Anna Mariah Morris, daughter of Peter G. Morris and Samantha Elizabeth Still, on 7 February 1872 at Washington Co., IN. John Dawalt died on 7 November 1882 at Washington Co., IN, at age 34; OBITUARY - The Salem Democrat, November 22, 1882, Canton Items dated November 13, 1882

John Dawalt, who had been lingering for a long time with consumption, died last Tuesday and was buried at Franklin Wednesday by the Masonic Lodge of Canton, of which he was a member.


OBITUARY #2 - The Salem Democrat, November 22, 1882, New Philadelphia Items dated November 17, 1882

John Dawalt died of consumption on the 7th inst. He was a son of Daniel Dawalt and a good citizen.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - November, 1882

John Dawalt who died November 7, 1882, was married to Anna Mariah Morris February 7, 1872. She was born June 6, 1855. John Dawalt was born in Washington County and lived there until his death. His parents were Sarah Tatlock and Daniel Dawalt. Sarah was born August 14, 1816; Daniel was born July 8, 1812. The marriage occurred February 11, 1836. The Dawalt family is descended from Henrich Dewalt, the pioneer of one branch of the family that came to America. He was born in Palatinate County along the Rhine on April 10, 1745, and was one of the representatives of German people who accepted the invitation of William Penn to cross the ocean and take up their abode in the Province of Pennsylvania. The original family, however, was from France and were descendants of Baron De Vaulx from Lorraine. Henrich Dewalt served under General George Washington in the Revolutionary War. His descendant, Henry Dawalt, Sr. built the third house in Salem in 1801.


He was buried in November 1882 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN; Headstone inscription:

JOHN DAWALT
DIED
NOV. 7, 1882
AGED
34 Yrs. 5 Ms. 12 Ds.

A husband kind,
A father dear,
A faithful friend lies
buried here.

Children of John Dawalt and Anna Mariah Morris

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.
  2. [S2084] 1880 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 321; FHL #1254321.

John Gross Dawalt

M, b. 25 January 1817, d. 24 December 1895
     John Gross Dawalt was born on 25 January 1817 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Henry DeWald and Elizabeth Gross.
Note: Letter written by John Gross Dawalt to his cousin John Davault of Leesburg, Tennessee.

Indiana, Washington Co.
February 5th 1844

Dear Cousin and Friends:

We again, for the second time, write you a letter to inform you that we are all well at this time, and do most sincerely hope that when these few lines are received by you that they will find you all in the same state of health.
We have had a rainy and muddy winter here. It has been very moderate until about the 26th of January, then it changed very cold, with some snow and have been very stormy -- almost impossible, for in many places Waggoners are obliged to throw down the fences on the roads and make the best of their way through the farms. Our crops for the past year are very good, except wheat was not as good as usual.
Pork is $2.00 per hundred net weight; wheat 56c and 65c per bushel; corn 75c and $1.00 per bu; Barrell flour, $4.00 and $5.00; Oats 12c and 20c per bu; new bacon $3.50 per hog round. The measles are in every section of this country and are spreading in deffernt parts of the state. but happy to say that no deaths have occurred from the disease -- no other diseases prevail.
We cannot say when any of us will visit Tennessee. For in the spring we will be very busy and Father is going to Pennsylvania and there will be no chance for us to leave home. We have not heard from any of you since last winter (1843) and would like very much for you to write us and inform us how all of you are doing. I remain single yet, but I have a strong notion to see which is the best, the Single or the married life, and to choose a girl and try what I can do in the married life, as I have lived a single life this long. We wish you to give us our best respects to all our relatives and to your friends, also I do not know as I have anything more to write you.

This from your most affectionate Cousin,

John Dawalt

(This letter written Feburary 5, 1844, mentioned that he might get married -- he did in December of the same year.).

John Gross Dawalt married Mary Tatlock, daughter of Joshua Tatlock and Ann Whidbee, on 1 December 1844 at Washington Co., IN. John Gross Dawalt died on 24 December 1895 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 78; OBITUARY - The Salem, Indiana Democrat, December 27, 1895

John G. Dawalt died at the residence of one of his sons on the old family homestead, three miles east of Salem, and his funeral will occur next Sunday forenoon, interment in the family burying ground. Mr. Dawalt was born in Salem 78 or 79 years ago and his parents came from Tennessee. Most of his life was spent on the farm where he died. He married Mary Tatlock who preceded him to the spirit world 12 or 15 years ago. Of their four children two are living. Mr. Dawalt was a member of the Christian Church and was a good citizen.

He was buried in December 1895 at Dawalt Family Cemetery, Dawalt farm, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of John Gross Dawalt and Mary Tatlock

John Lawrence Dawalt1

M, b. 29 August 1908, d. 14 December 1994
     John Lawrence Dawalt was born on 29 August 1908 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Milburn Dawalt and Vinnie Elnora Medlock.1 John Lawrence Dawalt married Gertrude Ray, daughter of John Ray and Ida Belle Fleenor; no children.2 John Lawrence Dawalt died on 14 December 1994 at Washington Co. (probably), IN, at age 86; dates per SSDI, last residence Salem. He was buried in December 1994 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Citations

  1. [S2165] 1910 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 387; FHL #1374400.
  2. [S2577] 1940 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1107.

John Scott Dawalt

M, b. 25 February 1850, d. 15 February 1869
     John Scott Dawalt was born on 25 February 1850 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of John Gross Dawalt and Mary Tatlock. John Scott Dawalt died on 15 February 1869 at Washington Co., IN, at age 18. He was buried in February 1869 at Dawalt Family Cemetery, Dawalt farm, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Katherine Dawalt

F, b. 15 January 1880, d. 1942
     Katherine Dawalt was born on 15 January 1880 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Francis M. Dawalt and Nancy Coombs. Katherine Dawalt married Guy Orpheus Newby, son of Stanford Newby and Semira Morris, on 19 January 1901 at Washington Co., IN. Katherine Dawalt lived in April 1910 at Villa Grove, Douglas Co., IL.1 She died in 1942. She was buried in 1942 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Child of Katherine Dawalt and Guy Orpheus Newby

Citations

  1. [S2578] 1910 Federal Census, Douglas County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 285; FHL #1374298.

Gen. Kenneth Francis Dawalt

M, b. 18 August 1911, d. 15 December 2000
     Gen. Kenneth Francis Dawalt was born on 18 August 1911 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Daniel F. Dawalt and Nelle V. Whitson. Gen. Kenneth Francis Dawalt was educated at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. He was graduated in 1936 at West Point Military Academy, Highland Falls, Orange Co., NY. He died on 15 December 2000 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery Co., MD, at age 89; Military Press Release:

Kenneth F. Dawalt, 89, an Army brigadier general who retired in 1970 as deputy chief of Army research and development for international programs, died December 15, 2000, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a heart attack.

General Dawalt served 34 years in the Army after his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1936, and for much of his career he specialized in international research and development. As a member of the defense element of the U.S. delegation to NATO, he helped NATO countries reestablish and build research and development capabilities devastated by World War II.

From 1941 to 1945, he was an instructor, then assistant professor of physics at the academy in West Point, New York. He was assigned to the 8th U.S. Army headquarters in Japan during the military occupation after World War II.

During the Korean War, General Dawalt commanded an armored field artillery battalion in combat operations, and he received a Silver Star for gallantry. He also was awarded a Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, and on his retirement a Distinguished Service Medal.

General Dawalt, a resident of the Virginian retirement community in Fairfax, was born in Salem, Indiana, and attended Depauw University before enrolling at West Point, where he was basketball captain in the 1935-36 season.

During his military career, he commanded the 2nd Army Missile Command at Fort Carson, Colorado, and an artillery brigade in Okinawa. He graduated from the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College.

On retiring from the Army, he was the Washington-based vice president for six years of European Aerospace Corp., which is based in Paris.

General Dawalt had been a resident of the Washington area since 1963. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Army Navy Country Club.

For 15 years, he was an usher at Immanuel-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Kathryn Dawalt of Fairfax; two daughters, Karie Nicholson of Houston and Karen Bayard Gould of Laguna Beach, Calif; and a grandson.

He was buried in December 2000 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA.
Note: Kenneth Dawalt letter to Mrs. Leonard Berkey:

European Aerospace Corporation

13 march 1972

Dear Mrs. Berkey,
Greetings from the Washington and the Virginia contingent of the Dawalt family.
During a recent visit to Phyllis Kindley's house to meet Mike (Waldo W.) and Jane Colglazier, Phyllis gave me a clipping from a recent Salem newspaper. I have attached a copy of that article.
Karie and I have a copy of the Stevens' History of Washington County. However, there is more important information about my family background in the attached newspaper article than in the Stevens' History.
I would appreciate it if you would tell me (if you can) the source of Mr. Walter Hilton's information. Naturally, should that information be in one book or source we would like to get a copy.
I hope that this letter finds you in good health and that you will not mind receiving such a request.
With warm regards,
Ken Dawalt

The following newspaper article is the one referred to in the above letter:

"Historical Society Enlightened With History Of Dawalt Family
The Washington County Historical Society met at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, assembling for the first time in the Assembly Room in the Steven Memorial Museum. President Clara Marie Burns called the meeting to order and the minutes of the May meeting were read and approved, there having been no June meeting.
Mr. Everett Dean reported that some painting and minor repairs are to be made on the Hay House. Also plans are being made for the installation of the John I. Morrison Gateway, a memorial commemorating the many Revolutionary soldiers buried in Washington County, and a wrought iron railing on the porch of the museum.
Mrs. Lennie Berkey reported that work is still being done on the interior of the Hay House and some help is needed.
A committee consisting of Eugene Cook, Helen Burgess, William Ferguson and Jack Mahuron was appointed to work on amending the by-laws.
The program was presented by Mr. Walter Hilton. He spoke of the arrival and early history of the Dawalt family in America. In 1763 there lived in the Palatine Country, west of the Rhine River in Germany, one Heindrick DerWaldt. Since the French controlled this land at times, the name was often spelled Devault. There are some 32 spellings of the name. About 1766 Heindrich, his wife Maria and at least one child left Rotterdam and came to America. There trip on the ship "Chance" lasted six months and they suffered many hardships. Just imagine spending such a long period on shipboard with no sanitation, probably no fresh fruit or vegetables and lacking all the comforts of the modern day ships.
Heindrich and his family settled in Manheim Township, York Co., Pennsylvania. A follower of Martin Luther, Heindrich took an active part in the Lutheran Church, helping build the third Lutheran Church. He and Maria were buried in the cemetery there but in 1918 the entire cemetery was removed to the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Heindrick rests there under a tombstone bearing the following inscription: "Death is a blessing to all mankind. It is the evening to that restless day which we call life."
During the Revolution, Heindrick enlisted in the Continental army, whith a good record. In 1790 he took four sons to east Tennessee where he purchased 1300 acres in Sullivan County, Frederick and Valentine were given one farm and Henry and Gabriel the other. Frederick built the DeVault Tavern at Leesburg and Valentine built one at Wautugua near Johnson City. Today the Devaults in Tennessee still carry the French spelling of the name.
Henry married Kitty Gross and came to Washington County about 1810. Much has been written about both the Tri-County and Stevens' Histories. He helped in the naming of Salem, was captain of the first militia, led the pursuit after the Pidgeon Roost Massacure and helped in the rescue of the Menaugh and Hensley boys. Harry and Kitty had seven children and from sons David and John Gross Dawalt are descended the Dawalt family of Salem today. (The remainder of the article is missing.)

Note: There are many factual errors in this article.

Martin Dawalt1

M, b. 24 February 1839, d. 4 April 1863
     Martin Dawalt was born on 24 February 1839 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1
Note: LETTER FROM MARTIN DAWALT TO JUDY STEWARD, March 30, 1860

March the 30 1860
Dear Sir I take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well at preasent and when these few lines comes to hand will find you enjoying the same health and I would like to see you bad and I want you to come to see me the nesct time that I see you some thing rite funny to tell you I was sory that I went to bed that night that you waSore her If ihad a node what ino know I would Mr Allen folks is all well so is Loakaway and Jacob I wood like far you to comovr hure and play the little white doge with me I fell in love with you that night my Dear be loved friend ther has ben twelve weddings Over here wide is the ocen deep is the see Sand in your arms I would like to bee if you love me as I love you we will not belongs tarying remember me remember the roses is red the vilets is blue candy is sweet and so or you it strangs my heart when you are near gits in a great palpitation o dear me o dear me o dear me but it is abad situation now i must begin to draw my leter to aclose remember me and writ soon as you get this leter direct your leters to Mony po from Judy steward to Martin Davalt and I will kiss you sweet cat.

Martin Dawalt died on 4 April 1863 at age 24. He was buried in April 1863 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

Mary Dawalt

F, b. 12 April 1883, d. 12 June 1907
     Mary Dawalt was born on 12 April 1883 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Francis M. Dawalt and Nancy Coombs. Mary Dawalt married Zanna Nicholson, son of James K. Polk Nicholson and Elvira Gibbons, on 3 March 1903 at Washington Co., IN; no children. Mary Dawalt died on 12 June 1907 at age 24.

Mary Emeline Dawalt

F, b. 25 May 1846, d. 4 September 1856
     Mary Emeline Dawalt was born on 25 May 1846 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of John Gross Dawalt and Mary Tatlock. Mary Emeline Dawalt died on 4 September 1856 at Washington Co., IN, at age 10. She was buried in September 1856 at Dawalt Family Cemetery, Dawalt farm, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Mary Jane Dawalt1

F, b. 26 February 1844, d. 18 February 1883
     Mary Jane Dawalt was born on 26 February 1844 at Washington Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1
Note: LETTER FROM ANNA JANE TRUEBLOOD TO MARY J. DAWALT - November 5, 1864

Salem, Iowa November 5th 1864

Miss Mary J Davalt
My Dear Cousin

I have again brought out my writing utensils for the express purpose of answering your verry welcome letter which came duly to hand I was glad to learn that your health was improving and I hope ere long that you may be well and I was also sorry to here of your brother death but such must happen troublesome world and suppose we hav to submit our family are tolerably well excepting Father who is never verry well though he is able to work some yet I think he stands it verry well considering his age he will be 79 if he lives till winter I am sorry to here of Mary Bindys sickness which I am afraid will be the end of her though I have heard several times of her being sick but I cant find out what ailes her tell me what has become of chris and whether he is married or not or ever going to be I have not heard of Mary Fouts for so long what can the matter be I expect her attention is taken up by some poor sighing widower who would give half of his Inheritance for a smack at her roseate cheek tell her to write and tell me as to the truth of the matter
I was sadly disappointed in not getting your picture in your last letter as I had fondly hoped to see it then but I suppose I will have to wait till you get ready which I hope wont be long as I am anxious to get it So no more at present but I remain your affectionate Cousin till death

Mary J Davalt
Annie J. Trueblood


LETTER FROM ANNA JANE TRUEBLOOD TO MARY J. DAWALT - July 26, 1865

Salem Henry Co Iowa July 26th 1865

Miss Mary J Davalt

Most Kind Cousin
I once more seat myself for the purpose of answering you kind letter which I received not long since and was glad to here from you & learn you were well you need a good scolding for not writing sooner but I guess as long as I am not verry well acquainted with you I’ll keep still on the subject this time you were wanting me to spend the 4th with you I guess it would not have done much good as I lay on the lounge at home all day 4th July I have been unwell for several weeks past but am getting better now I guess I’ll soon be sound again. they had gay times out here there was speaking both at Mt. Pleasant & Salem. there was a big ball at night at Salem and Fire works at night at Mt Pleasant you write the Soldiers are comeing the Iowa boys are comeing to a few at at a Since I am in hopes they will soon all be home and then well have a gay time I am going to when my man comes home
we are having a verry wet time here now it rains here nearly every day and people are having a serious time with their harvesting we have not much fruit here this summer as the frost & worms were rather to hard for fruit it is not our calculations to have peaches but we generally other fruit Still this year there is not much
I think you & Mary Fouts might Saddle up your ponies some nice evening its not verry far and it would be a nice little ride for you I want to come back there but I don’t see as I am ever going to get the chance so no more at present only you had better write sooner another time if you know whats good for you your Cousin
Jane Trueblood Mary J Davalt



LETTER FROM ANNA JANE TRUEBLOOD TO MARY J. DAWALT - October 1865

                         Salem, Henry Co. Iowa October 1865

Miss Mary J. Davalt
Kind Cousin
I take the present opportunity to answer your very acceptable letter which I received some time ago but have neglected to reply until now we are all well as usual and hope when this reaches you it will find you enjoying the same good health. You say the folks are all getting Married around you and you are to wait and See who is left for you. Now my advice to you would be to pitch in while they are going go it while you are young for when you get old you cant go it any more
You wished to know when I was going to marry. You have asked a question which I cant answer my self. It may be in two months or it may be twenty years for what I know. But Ill keep you posted up on the matter
You say you have peaches back and that is a luxury which we do not enjoy here unless they are brought here Missouri or Illinois
My brother went to Illinois and got a load to sell. I eat all I could then but have been spunky ever since because I did not eat more. I wonder what has become of that bachelor or widower or what ever he was that admired that picture of mine if you see him any more tell him tell him I wish him all happiness in this world and the world to come and also I if I cant get any body else I will send for him do you think I could get him Say when you write tell me if Benson Fouts has come home I have nearly lost the run of him also what Mary Fouts is doing. Tell your Brother Dan he had Better spend some of his time writing to me as I am just as good as the other girls and allso to send me his Photograph I have not got my Album half full yet and it holds fifty. I will close for the present by requesting you to write soon give My Compliments to your parents and Brothers & Sisters

Ever your Cousin
Mary J Davalt Jane Trueblood


Tracy Devault's note: I think Anna Jane Trueblood and Mary J. Dawalt, although close in age, were first cousins, once removed. I believe that Mary J. Dawalt’s maternal grandmother, Ann Whitbee (or Whidbee), was the sister to Mary Polly Whitbee. Mary Polly Whitbee was born 29 December 1803 in North Carolina. On 18 December 1824, in Washington County, Indiana she married William Trueblood. (Mary Whitbee was William’s second wife.) William and Mary had seven children of their own, the last being Anna Jane Trueblood born 28 December 1842 in Blue River, Washington County, Indiana. The Trueblood family moved to Henry County, Iowa. Both of Anna Jane Trueblood’s parents are buried there. Anna Jane Trueblood married Samuel Hocket on 22 March 1866. Mary J. Dawalt married Mathew P. Sill on 11 April 1866. These letters were found in the Daniel Dawalt collection of letters at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mary Jane Dawalt married Matthew Simpson Still, son of George Still and Anna Hawn, on 11 April 1866. Mary Jane Dawalt lived in August 1870 at Gibson Twp., Washington Co., IN.2 She died on 18 February 1883 at age 38. She was buried in February 1883 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Children of Mary Jane Dawalt and Matthew Simpson Still

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.
  2. [S2094] 1870 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 369; FHL #545868.

Milburn Dawalt

M, b. 4 August 1880, d. 13 April 1971
     Milburn Dawalt was born on 4 August 1880 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of John Dawalt and Anna Mariah Morris. Milburn Dawalt married Vinnie Elnora Medlock, daughter of Elijah Isaac Medlock and Mary Amanda Cauble, on 16 August 1899 at Washington Co., IN. Milburn Dawalt lived in April 1910 at Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.1 He married Bernice Nicholson, daughter of Fred Oliver Nicholson and Mabel Louella Payne, on 23 April 1944 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. Milburn Dawalt died on 13 April 1971 at age 90.

Children of Milburn Dawalt and Vinnie Elnora Medlock

Citations

  1. [S2165] 1910 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 387; FHL #1374400.
  2. [S1205] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 411 - 412; FHL #1240411 - 2.

Nora E. Dawalt

F, b. 16 September 1879, d. 15 August 1937
     Nora E. Dawalt was born on 16 September 1879. She was the daughter of Henry Cyrus Dawalt and Margaret Jane Norris. Nora E. Dawalt married Lee Henry Streaker, son of Henry Streaker and Sarah J. Lee, on 11 June 1902 at Washington Co., IN. Nora E. Dawalt married William N. Short, son of George Washington Short and Elizabeth Russell, on 7 February 1911; no children. Nora E. Dawalt died on 15 August 1937 at age 57.

Children of Nora E. Dawalt and Lee Henry Streaker

Otis Burton Dawalt

M, b. 11 August 1909, d. 7 March 1936
     Otis Burton Dawalt was born on 11 August 1909 at Indiana. He was the son of Claude B. Dawalt and Lillian W. Dennany. Otis Burton Dawalt died on 7 March 1936 at Peru, Miami Co., IN, at age 26; OBITUARY - The Salem Leader or The Salem Democrat, Salem Indiana; March __, 1936:

Otis Barton Dawalt Dies Friday At Peru
     Funeral rites for Otis Barton Dawalt, 27 years old, who died Friday at his home in Peru, Indiana, following many months of illness, were conducted Sunday morning from the Hammond-Jackson Funeral Home, by the Rev. Valorous Clear.
     The body, accompanied by the father, Claud Dawalt, the only brother, Winfield Dawalt, Mr. And Mrs. Winfield Dawalt, Dr. Hubert Thomson, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. R. L. Goddin, was brought here to the Dawalt-Etzlier Funeral Home, where a short service was conducted at ten o’clock Monday, by the Rev. A. L. Meredith, with burial in Crown Hill cemetery.
     The mother, Mrs. Lillian Dennany Dawalt, was prostrated during her long vigil, and unable to accompany the body to Salem.
     The youth bore his long illness with courage and fortitude. By means of many attributes worthy of admiration, the deceased won the friendship of all whose lives touched his.

He was buried in March 1936 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.
Note: Did not marry.

Perre Commodore Dawalt

M, b. 5 December 1886, d. 21 March 1973
     Perre Commodore Dawalt was born on 5 December 1886 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Commodore Perry Dawalt and Dora Isabell Cauble. Perre Commodore Dawalt married Ethel Clara Hinds, daughter of John Clinton Hinds and Effie Dell Cauble, on 26 January 1908 at Salem, Washington Co., IN; NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Salem, Indiana Democrat - February 7, 1968

Dawalts observe 60th Anniversary
HONORED COUPLE - Mr. and Mrs. Perre Dawalt, 301 South High St. Salem observed their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan 28, with a gathering of family and friends at their home. Mr. and Mrs. Dawalt were married January 26, 1908, and have lived in this county all their lives. Pictured here with the Dawalts are their three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Colglazier and Mrs. Walter Hilton, both of Salem, and Mrs. Kenneth Trueblood, Indianapolis.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The County Press, January 28, 1970

Dawalts Celebrate 62nd Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Perre E. Dawalt had the distinct pleasure of celebrating their 62nd Wedding Anniversary, Monday, January 26th, at their home on South High Street, Salem.
The couple, Perre C. Dawalt and the former Ethel Hinds Dawalt, were married January 26, 1908, by the Reverend W. G. Allen, and have always lived in Washington County.
The Dawalts are the parents of three daughters; Mrs. Gladys Colglazier, Mrs. Bernice Hilton, both of Salem, and Mrs. Evelyn Trueblood of Indianapolis. They are also very proud of their seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hilton took Mr. and Mrs. Dawalt, Mrs. Gladys Colglazier, and Earl Dawalt to the Stage Coach Inn near Palmyra for dinner, and later Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Trueblood joined them at the Dawalt home where all were served punch, ice cream, candy, and fruit, along with a beautifully-decorated cake.
Mr. and Mrs. Dawalt expressed their sincere appreciation to all for the lovely flowers, gifts, and cards.


Note: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE _ The Salem, Indiana Leader and Democrat, Salem Indiana; Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1968; page 4 section 1

Mr. and Mrs. Perre Dawalt had their three daughters for dinner, Sunday. They were Mr. and Mrs Kenneth Trueblood of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hiton and Mrs Gladys Colglazier all of Salem.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Salem, Indiana Leader and The Democrat, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1968; page 5 section 1

Dawalts Entertain With Birthday Supper
Mr. and Mrs. Perre Dawalt entertained with a birthday picnic supper at their home Thursday night. Those enjoying the occasion were Mrs. Gladys Colglazier, Mrs. Carolyn Ann Wesner and daughter Tammy, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Colglazier and daughter, Sherri, of Jeffersonville. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hilton, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hilton, Pamela, Danny and Stevie and Mr. Earl Dawalt.
The honored guests, whose birthdays were in September, were Mrs. Gladys Colglazier, Roger and Danny Hilton, Sherri Colglazier and Earl Dawalt.
They enjoyed cake, ice cream, punch and home-made candy.

Perre Commodore Dawalt died on 21 March 1973 at Washington Co., IN, at age 86. He was buried in March 1973 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Perre Commodore Dawalt and Ethel Clara Hinds

Raymond Earl Dawalt

M, b. 18 April 1912, d. 10 October 1914
     Raymond Earl Dawalt was born on 18 April 1912 at Indiana. He was the son of Daniel F. Dawalt and Nelle V. Whitson. Raymond Earl Dawalt died on 10 October 1914 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 2. He was buried in October 1914 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Samuel W. Dawalt

M, b. 2 May 1859, d. 2 May 1944
     Samuel W. Dawalt was born on 2 May 1859 at Washington Co., IN; not listed on the 1860 census. He was the son of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock. Samuel W. Dawalt married Mary L. E. Thompson, daughter of Henry Clay Thompson and Mary A. Boyce, on 6 March 1884 at Washington Co., IN. Samuel W. Dawalt died on 2 May 1944 at age 85. He was buried in May 1944 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Children of Samuel W. Dawalt and Mary L. E. Thompson

Sarah Dawalt

F, b. 19 October 1876, d. 28 November 1908
     Sarah Dawalt was born on 19 October 1876 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of John Dawalt and Anna Mariah Morris. Sarah Dawalt married Addison Emmett Cauble on 18 September 1900 at Washington Co., IN. Sarah Dawalt died on 28 November 1908 at age 32. She was buried in 1908 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Sarah Catherine Dawalt1

F, b. 1 May 1852, d. 11 July 1937
     Sarah Catherine Dawalt was also known as "Kate". She was born on 1 May 1852 at Washington Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1 Sarah Catherine Dawalt married Richard Mentor Johnson, son of Joseph Johnson and Elizabeth Nichols, on 10 April 1870 at Washington Co., IN.2 Sarah Catherine Dawalt died on 11 July 1937 at Washington Co., IN, at age 85. She was buried in July 1937 at Mount Cemetery, Little York, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Sarah Catherine Dawalt and Richard Mentor Johnson

Citations

  1. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.
  2. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

Susannah Dawalt

F, b. 13 December 1801, d. 18 July 1875
     Susannah Dawalt was born on 13 December 1801 at Sullivan Co., TN. She was the daughter of Henry DeWald and Elizabeth Gross. Susannah Dawalt married Lewis Payne, son of Jeremiah H. Payne and Sarah McCoy, on 21 November 1822 at Washington Co., IN. Susannah Dawalt died on 18 July 1875 at South Boston, Washington Co., IN, at age 73. She was buried in July 1875 at Anderson-Payne Cemetery, South Boston, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Susannah Dawalt and Lewis Payne

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

Virgil Dawalt

M, b. 23 July 1888, d. 30 October 1888
     Virgil Dawalt was born on 23 July 1888 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Samuel W. Dawalt and Mary L. E. Thompson. Virgil Dawalt died on 30 October 1888 at Washington Co., IN. He was buried in November 1888 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Winfield Dawalt

M, b. 31 December 1917, d. 21 June 1964
     Winfield Dawalt was born on 31 December 1917 at Indiana. He was the son of Claude B. Dawalt and Lillian W. Dennany. Winfield Dawalt married Mary Shropshire, daughter of Walter Jackson Shropshire and Elizabeth Marie Clymer, on 5 January 1942 at Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV. Winfield Dawalt died on 21 June 1964 at Peru, Miami Co., IN, at age 46. He was buried in June 1964 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami Co., IN.

Winfield D. Dawalt

M, b. 15 June 1880, d. 24 April 1953
     Winfield D. Dawalt was born on 15 June 1880 at Franklin Twp., Washington Co., IN. He was the son of James Buchannan Dawalt and Margaret Ann Thompson. Winfield D. Dawalt married Anna Dennany, daughter of Michael Dennany and Frances Orena Mead, on 3 August 1911 at Washington Co., IN; no children. Winfield D. Dawalt married Cora Wilkins, daughter of James Daniel Wilkins and Mollie S. Miller, on 1 October 1950 at Campbellsburg, Washington Co., IN. Winfield D. Dawalt died on 24 April 1953 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 72; NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

FUNERAL
The firm of Dawalt & Etzler, the county's well known funeral directors are located at No. 50 on the Public Square in Salem, Ind.
The firm was estableished in 191? and have been members of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association for the past fifteen years. The frim maintains ambulance services, and has established one of the best up-to-date funeral chapels in Southern Indiana. The chapel was designed by a noted Louisville, Ky. firm.
Mr. Winfield Dawalt one of the members of the firm was born in Washington County. He is married and served as councilman for the city of Salem from 1922 to 1924 and is one of the leading citizens of Salem and well known throughout the county.


OBITUARY

Winfield Dawalt, son of James and Margaret Dawalt, was born in the West Point neighborhood, Franklin Twp., Wash. Co., Ind., on June 15, 1880 and died at the Wash. Co. Memorial Hospital in 1953, at age 72.
Was married on Aug. 3, 1911 to Anna Dennany, who died Nov. 17, 1949.
He was again married, to Cora Wilkins Kibler, who survives.
Mr. Dawalt became associated with the business of funeral director in 1908, with C. F. Calloway, of Bloomington, Ill., who established a funeral home in Salem, Ind. He became a partner and then owner in a business called Dawalt & Etzler. Mr. Etzler sold him his interest in 1935, and he was sole owner until he sold out to Frank Newkirk in 1950.
He was a member of the Christian Church. Was a Mason, Odd Fellow, red Man, etc organizations connected with his business.
Survived by 4 nephews, 2 nieces, a sister-in-law, etc.

He was buried in April 1953 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.