Lady Elizabeth Marchant Dalton moved to Montgomery in 1996 from Mercedes in South Texas where she was raised and has been researching her family ties for 16 years. She has been married to W. D. Dalton for 31 years and they share 4 children, 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
In 2000 she began honoring her ancestors and preserving her research by joining several local lineage societies She has served as secretary, vice-president and president of the Judge Nathaniel Hart Davis Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas and is currently serving her 2nd term as the chapter registrar. While President, in December 2005 with 37 charter members, she organized the Charles B. Stewart Chapter Children of the Republic of Texas.
She became a member of the Margaret Montgomery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and served as 2nd vice-regent for 2 terms, 1st vice-regent and is currently the chapter’s corresponding secretary.
She is currently serving her 3rd term as president of the Thomas Bay Chapter United States Daughter of 1812 and also served the chapter as secretary/treasurer for 2 terms and is a past State Librarian for the Texas Society USD1812.
She is a past vice-president and past president of the Robert Woodson Chapter Colonial Dames of the 17th Century and is currently serving as their registrar.
She was an organizing member of the John Barker, Esquire Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists serving 2 terms as the chapter treasurer and is currently the chapter secretary.
She is the Governor of the Tejas Chapter Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars after serving 3 terms as chapter register and 3 terms as State register of the State Society CSDIW and now serves as 1st Deputy Governor of the State Society CSDIW.
She is also a member of the Magna Charta and a few more lineage societies that are not local. She is also a past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and Past Mother Advisor of Rainbow for Girls. Her passion is not in presiding over things, but researching the lineages of her ancestors and sometimes other people’s line.