Charles Wakeman Dalton was a Farmer, Rancher, Mailman, Sheriff, Constable, Store owner, Sawmill operator and owned a freight company. He attended Church often in his early life, but as the years went on he was on the road with his freighting company and couldnt find the time to attend. The general store also in Beaver City was co-owned with some of his family. hauled freight from Salt Lake City in the north, and as far south as the Arizona strip in the south. P., Clergyman (Roman Catholic), Grass Valley, Nevada Co., CA. Each of these forts was about half a mile long and 40 rods wide.
We will assume that he prayed for himself and his family every night before he turned in to sleep, after all he had been taught by his father, Simon Cooker Dalton and his Uncles to follow the teaching of his Church. Henry, Fruit & Grain, Azuza Ranch, Los Angeles Co., CA. Bartlet-Hallett & Dalton Proprietors, San Francisco, CA. Within these forts, the Territory of Deseret was organized.
But even in such a far-flung place they could not escape public outcry when the church officially announced its advocacy of polygamy in 1852.
Polygamy was one of the most memorable, if not flamboyant, tenets of the Mormon Church.
Simon Cooker Dalton moved to Centerville, Davis Co. Also added is some Dalton family material copied from my Dalton genealogy database. Charles Wakeman Dalton was born July 10th 1826 in Wysox, Bradford Co. With him were his wife, Juliette and his son Charles Albert. Dalton owned Lot # 7, on block 40 in Salt Lake City.
It was always a difficult system." However lukewarm most Mormons may have felt about polygamy, it became a hot political issue almost immediately when in 1849, the State of Deseret, the original Mormon name for Utah, sought annexation to the Union. 14th, 1849, Salt Lake City was divided into 17 Church Wards, each containing nine city blocks. For protection, a fence was built around the Ward boundaries.
Most accounts of polygamy in the press of the rest of the nation were inaccurate, portrayed, as "Mormon harems dominated by lascivious males with hyperactive libidos." That sensational tableau so gripped the nation that the Mormons were in almost continual conflict with the federal government. The Dalton's chose land a few blocks east and south of the old fort. 10th Ward records show: John Dalton, Edward Dalton, Charles Dalton, Henry Dalton donated, self and teams for two days work" The southern part of Utah was first colonized in the fall of 1849.
At that point, because of worn-out oxen, they divided into two groups.
Elder Pratt took nineteen men with him to explore further to the south, while the rest of the brethren stayed with the cattle.