William Walton

Male 1736 - 1806  (69 years)


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  • Name William Walton 
    Alt Birth 1728  [1
    Born 24 Dec 1736  Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Now a part of Albermarle County, Virginia.

      Goochland was founded in 1728 as the first county formed from Henrico shire, followed by Chesterfield County in 1749. Goochland was named for Sir William Gooch,[5] the royal lieutenant governor from 1727 to 1749, at which time the nominal governor, the Earl of Albemarle, remained in England. Goochland originally included all of the land from Tuckahoe Creek, on both sides of the James River, west as far as the Blue Ridge Mountains...

      Map & History of Goochland County, Virginia ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goochland_County,_Virginia
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Amherst County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Also Known As William Walden  [1
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [5, 6
    Military The Battle of Kings Mountain  [4
    Died 29 Jan 1806  Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried First Presbyterian Church, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Inscription:

      Sacred to the Memory of WIlliam Walton Sen who departed this life on the 29th January 1806 in the 70th Year of his Age a native of Amherst County Virgenia (sic)
    Person ID I25624  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2019 

    Father William Walton, Sr.,   b. Bef 25 Dec 1700, St. Peters Parish, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Susannah Cobb,   b. 0___ 1702, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1764, (New Kent County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 0___ 1730  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9
    Family ID F9096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Tilman,   b. 29 Apr 1744, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1787, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1758  St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    • Map & History of Goochland County, Virginia ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goochland_County,_Virginia

      St. James Southam Parish covered the south side of the river (now Powhatan County), and St. James Northam Parish covered the rest of Goochland.
    Children 
     1. Tilman Walton,   b. 9 Jan 1760, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1831, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. William Walton,   b. 12 Jan 1767, Amherst County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1844, Greene County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F9097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1736 - Goochland County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - - Amherst County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Dec 1758 - St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 1806 - Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Presbyterian Church, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • He was a son of William and Susannah Walton. He married Elizabeth Tilghman and moved to Amherst County, VA before 1767.

      During the American revolution, Walton served under Captain John Loving. After moving to Wilkes county, NC, Walton served under Captain John Brown's Riflemen and served under Col. Benjamin Cleveland in the Battle of Kings Mountain.

      "The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive victory in South Carolina for the Patriot militia over the Loyalist militia in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The battle took place on October 7, 1780, 9 miles (14 km) south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in rural Cherokee County, South Carolina, where the Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson of the 71st Foot.

      Ferguson had arrived in North Carolina in early September 1780 to recruit troops for the Loyalist militia and protect the flank of Lord Cornwallis' main force. Ferguson issued a challenge to the rebel militias to lay down their arms or suffer the consequences. In response, the Patriot militias led by Benjamin Cleveland, James Johnston, William Campbell, John Sevier, Joseph McDowell and Isaac Shelby rallied for an attack on Ferguson.

      Receiving intelligence on the oncoming attack, Ferguson decided to retreat to the safety of Lord Cornwallis' army. However, the Patriots caught up with the Loyalists at Kings Mountain near the border with South Carolina. Achieving a complete surprise, the Patriot militiamen attacked and surrounded the Loyalists, inflicting heavy casualties. After an hour of battle, Ferguson was fatally shot while trying to break the rebel line, after which his men surrendered. Some Patriots gave no quarter until the rebel officers re-established control over their men; they were said to be seeking revenge for alleged killings by Banastre Tarleton's men of militiamen at the Battle of Waxhaws, under the slogan "Remember Tarleton's Quarter." Although victorious, the Patriots had to retreat quickly from the area for fear of Cornwallis' advance. Later they executed nine Loyalist prisoners after a short trial.

      The battle was a pivotal moment in the Southern campaign. The surprising victory over the American Loyalist militia came after a string of rebel defeats at the hands of Lord Cornwallis, and greatly raised the Patriots' morale. With Ferguson dead and his Loyalist militia destroyed, Cornwallis was forced to abandon his plan to invade North Carolina and retreated into South Carolina." Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kings_Mountain

      After the war, Walton & his wife moved to Charleston where she died in 1787.

      He moved with his son William Walton Jr. to Burke County, NC, some time after the death of his wife.

      Three of Walton's sons married daughters of Irish innkeeper James McEntire.

      He died in 1806 and was buried in the original Presbyterian churchyard. His remains were moved to the present cemetery location in the early 1960's.

      (source: biographical sketch by Joseph Moore Walton)

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    • more...

      "Notes for WILLIAM WALTON:

      William was drafted in 1780 and served in Capt. John Loving's company from Virginia. He and his son, William, were at the battle of King's Mountain in Capt John Brown's company of mounted riflemen. (The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 38)"

      I have found information on the internet that William Walton, Jr., did have a daughter named Elizabeth, but she did not marry until 1789, with parental consent, and then she married Samuel Eliot Goodrich.

      According to George Walton, Walton Genealogy Forum, Message no. 2938, William, Jr., (b. 12-24-1736) married Mary Tilman, daughter of Thomas Tilman and Lucy Hix, on 12-1-1758, in Goochland Co. He was apparently a first cousin of Robert, Jr., Joseph, and George (although he had an uncle George, brother of Robert Sr. and William Sr., who may also have had a son called George, Jr.) William, Jr., inherited 300 acres of land in Albemarle co. and three of his sisters also inherited land there (Mary, 220; Anne, 400; and Louisa 400.

      He apparently sold his interest in these properties to two of his brothers-in-law a few years after his marriage: 400 acres on Slate River to Charles Cobb (husband of Anne), and 220 acres to Absalom Jordan (husband of Mary), each transaction dated June 12, 1760.

      He sold an additional 200 acres to a third brother-in-law, James Hilton of Buckingham Co. (husband on Susannah), on Aug. 13, 1761.

      On Mar. 3, 1762, he witnessed a transaction between Richard Adams and Robert Lewis, Jr. William is said to have moved to Burke Co., NC, where he lived until 1806.

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    • The Waltons were slavers. Lived on the John's River which was named for John Walton...Mary Barnes.

      end [12]
    • Saturday, March 11th, 2017:

      I have unlinked Nancy Anna "Ann" Walton,

      http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I1215&tree=hennessee,

      from the family William & Elizabeth Tilman Walton,

      http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I25624&tree=hennessee,

      because there is no proof of the relationship.

      It is likely that she was enumerated as one of their issue in error and that error has been copied, repeated and recapitulated by other researchers too lazy to verify the information

      end of comment [13]
    • Sat 3/11/2017 4:41 PM

      Hey cuz,

      I was looking at your notes for Nancy Anna Walton and looking at the sources... I was wondering if you realized that the Family Search sources link back to trees that give her parents as the William who married Susannah Cobb? Even so, I still don't think this is correct because there is no proof that she was even a Walton let alone the daughter of William and Susannah. Also, I have seen (but not sure if it is sources) that Anne, the daughter of William and Susannah was married to someone else. Again, I don't know if that had sources or not but it is worth noting. I thought you might want to know in case you want to alter or remove those cited sources. So far I haven't found anything regarding her parentage or even real surname. I have definitely ruled out William Walton and Elizabeth Tilman as her parents. They were married on 1 Dec 1758. I found the record proving their marriage date and therefore proving they aren't her parents.

      I have found quite a few deed records for Thomas Wilcher. I wasn't really thinking about Warren County having been formed from White County before. A lot of the land deeds for him are in White County...something to keep in mind when searching for records for Warren County. I will have to change the format from jpg to pdf for you so it may take some time.

      Here is a plat map that shows his land in Warren County: <http://tngenweb.org/warrentn/mc-plat.gif>

      A note regarding Thomas Wilcher's death date... it is given by everyone as 08 Aug 1816...but that was the day he made the will. The transcription of his will indicates his will was proved in open court during the Oct 1816 term so his death date is sometime between when he wrote his will (08 Aug 1816) and when it was proved (Oct 1816). Then there is a note at the bottom which reads:
      Given at office the 7th June A.D. 1823
      So I am not sure what that is about.

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      Interestingly, on the page opposite to one of the Thomas Wilcher land deeds was one for James Cain. The name is mistranscribed as Caise but when you look at the bottom of the document it is more obvious that it said Cain. I also found this tidbit in the White County Minutes on GenWeb <http://tngenweb.org/white/minutes/> (this site also has lots several mentions of Thomas Wilcher suing various people for money owed).


      Peter Hutson )
      vs. )
      Henry Lowery )
      In this case the parties personally appeared in Court and agreed to refer the cause in dispute to Henry J. H. Hill, Esq., james Kane, Joseph Hutton, John Huse, Isham McGuire, James Boyd and Vincent Hubbs, and their verdict be returned to next court and be binding as the verdict of a Jury would have been.
      Tuesday 14 Apl. 1807 Court adjourned till tomorrow morning Seven O'clock, Members present: John Dergan, Henry J. H. Hill & Benjamine Weaver, Esqr.
      Wednesday 15th April 1807 Court met according to adjournment
      Members Present: Henry J. H. Hill, Thomas Bounds ) Esqrs.
      & Thomas Matthews )

      and this on a John Kain:

      October 8, 1821
      P. 285
      Andrew McElroy. )
      To Issd. ) Deed trust
      Thomas Hopkins & )
      John Kain )
      Was this day proven in open Court by the oaths of Richard Nelson and Nathan Haggard the subscribing witnesses thereto, for the purposes and things mentioned and ordered to be recorded, let it be registered.
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      I remember you talking about always coming across Cunninghams, so here are a few things:

      Here is a bio on George Cunningham, husband of Sarah Hennessee:
      <http://tngenweb.org/warren/biography-cunningham-george-w/>

      Another Hennessee and Cunningham marriage... Bible record: <http://tngenweb.org/warren/cunningham-family-bible/>

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      I will let you know what else I find but wanted to send a rundown of this stuff. Otherwise it gets to be too much to remember and include at once lol.

      Love,
      Stef
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      Sat 3/11/2017 6:14 PM

      Well, I just found more proof that rules out William Walton and Elizabeth Tillman as the parents of the wife of Thomas Wilcher. They did indeed have a daughter named Nancy, but she married Amos Davis. I found proof in the DAR lineage book, Volume 089: 1911. So, that is that.

      I searched all marriage records in the entire US on both Ancestry and Family Search for marriages around 1768+- 10 years and got nothing. I searched for all time frames in VA, NC, TN and the only thing I found was for a Thomas Wilcher and Sarah Goff in 1792 in Amherst County, VA, which of course isn't the right Thomas Wilcher. So this looks like a complete dead end barring any new records that may be added in the future or that may exist on site in those counties. There is no evidence whatsoever that her maiden name was Walton. Her first name was definitely Anne and that is all that is known for sure..and that she was still living when he made his will on 8 Aug 1816.

      Sorry, I wish the news was better. The next step will be to investigate all of her children and hope to get a hint buried in there.

      end [14]

  • Sources 
    1. [S6530] "Descendants of William Walton", http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Walton-Descendants-309.

    2. [S34938] Norton,Carolann T;Submitter;1066 Orange Avenue,Patterson,CA 95363;Pedigree.

    3. [S258] http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?burke,co::walton::524.html.

    4. [S10437] "William Walton, Sr" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Saturday, February 18th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee.

    5. [S28] "The Wiseman Family & Allied Lines, Vol. I", by Eugene Wiseman, published 1991, p. 563.

    6. [S10628] "William Walton (1767-1844)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Friday, March 11th, 2017 by David.

    7. [S4010] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=walton&GSiman=1&GScid=1960669&GRid=7323283&.

    8. [S34936] "The Wiseman Family & Allied Lines, Vol. I", by Eugene Wiseman, published 1991, p. 563.

    9. [S7146] "Partial Genealogy of the Waltons (of Georgia, Virginia & Florida)", http://www.politicalfamilytree.com/samples%20conten.

    10. [S48247] http://genforum.genealogy.com/tillman/messages/1297.html.

    11. [S44960] http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?burke,co::walton::524.html.

    12. [S6125] Woodrow, Mary & Shirley Barnes, 116 Seitz Street, McMinnville, TN 37110.

    13. [S30] David A. Hennessee, HENNESSEE Researcher & Compiler, 626 Biscayne Drive,West Palm Beach,FL 33401, 561.832.6612, info@c.

    14. [S10633] Stefani Hennessee , which was abstracted, downloaded and published Sunday, March 13th, 2017 by.