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Dalton H. Yancey
Immigrated from Alabama, USA, Settled in Americana,
Dalton explained his “manifold” reasons for leaving, “my dislike and disgust for this government and my desire to establish a home for myself and my family are the first. But there is another, which is more cogent still and which finds a deeper seat in my heart. To the attainment of my object, means are essential and I go there to attain them. The result of the war has blasted all our hopes, and history, as well be written by Bancroft, will attempt to take from us our character and honor. Hence my purpose. I would rear a monument over the ashes of him who has gone that would be a fit emblem of his greatness and that would outlive the nation that would dishonor him.
The same day that Dalton wrote to his uncle, Dunn's secretary, T. C. Pinckney, drafted a reply to Dalton andCrncir apologizing for the delay due to the volume of business. Dunn was so impressed with Daltob’s clarity of expression and explaining his reasons for wanting to go to Brazil that he had taken the liberty of publishing the letter in the New Orleans Crescent. Dunn believed that Dalton should “go out at the present time and not defer it, as the Country is going rapidly from bad to worse.” Given the later failure of Dunn's Lizzieland and the poor organization of his scheme, his exhortation to Dalton may have been somewhat self-serving. Although Pinckney cautioned Dalton that parcels in Dunn’s settlement would be distributed in “land office style” of first come, first served, he hedged this policy, saying that Dunn “has some private lands of his own, which he will reserve for you are you amount desired.”
Dalton forwarded his letter from Dunn to his uncle and then asked that it be sent to his younger brother Benjamin Cunningham Yancey, who, along with their mother, thought “well of my desire to immigrate. I think Ben may conclude to go himself.” Benjamin and Dalton Yancey, along with Colonel Cencir and a Dr. J.. A. Done of Alabama did move to Brazil, but they joined the Gunters at Lake Juparana, not Dunns LazielLand. After Gunter's concern folded, the Yancey's moved to Santa Barbara and eventually developed associations at Rio with U.S. business interests.
Benjamin C. Yancey: Captain of Artillery or the 16th Battalion Alabama Sharpshooters. He returned to the U.S after living in Brazil.
Dalton Yancey: Captain, Alabama State Militia. He returned to the U.S after living in Brazil.
See Yancey family page
Goodloe H. Yancey