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Re: Hugh Ector, bca 1750
Posted by: Allison Ector Date: September 17, 2001 at 22:03:51
In Reply to: Hugh Ector, bca 1750 by Jan Melton of 65

Hi everyone!

I'm a descendent of Hugh Ector and Eleanor Walton. My records show that Hugh was born in 1755 in Wake Co. NC and died July 7, 1815 in Putnam County, GA. Married Eleanor Walton b. prior to 1755 d. 2 Feb 1829 in Merriwether or Monroe County, GA. Marriage records show m. 4 Feb 1775 in Wake Co. NC. Bondsman for marriage- John Walton; witnesses- John Rice and William Walton. Justice of Peace, Oglethorpe Co, GA April 14, 1802.

Family records state that Hugh's family migrated to America from Ireland but I do not have any information to substantiate this. I do not have parent's names. Am interested in any related documentation. Would also like to confirm his middle initial as "W".

Hugh is described in family records as having Scottish/Irish parentage. Family information (undocumented) states that he migrated to America from Irleand prior to the Revolutionary War. Eleanor drew land in Merriwether CO. in 1827 as widow of a Revolutionary soldier. Hugh died July 7, 1815, Putnam County, GA. Eleanor died 2 Feb. 1829, Merriwether CO., GA.

The 1800 Census for Oglethorpe Co. GA shows:

Hugh Ector, age 45
3 free white males under 10 years of age
1 free white male between 10 and 16 years of age
2 free white males between 16 and 26 years of age
2 white females between 10 and 16 years of age
1 white female over 45 years of age
6 slaves

Those identified in the will of Hugh Ector recorded in Putnam County:

John Ector
Joseph Ector
Hugh Walton Ector
William B. Ector
Mary (Polly) Ector
Martha (Patsy) Ector
Cynthia Ector
Margaret Ector
Mrs. Elenor Ector, wife of Hugh Ector

John, Joseph, Mary, Martha, Cyntha, Margaret, William B. and Hugh Walton Ector.

Hugh Walton Ector b. 29 Jul 1798 Oglethorpe Co. d. 11 April 1835 GA married Dorothy Duncan (daughter of Matthey Duncan and Sarah Garland Napier) 5 Dec. 1819 in Putnam Co. GA.
Owned land in which the town Greenville, Merriwether Co. GA was built. Georgia state Senator 1829, 1830, 1831. Brigadier General, 1st Brigade, 9th Division, Gorgia Militia, commissioned 4 Nov., 1833. 1st Clerk of Superior Court, Merriwether Co., GA, commissioned 1 Feb 1828


Walton, Matthew Duncan, Hugh Walton, Wiley Benjamin, Thomas V., John J., Mary Ann, Benton Baxter

Walton Ector b. Aug. 1820, Putnam Co., GA d. 19 June 1905, married Marie Antoinette Bray (daughter of Richard Bray and Julia Walton)b. 5 Dec 1824 d. 5 Dec. 1824. Walton Was a volunteer in the Indian War, 1836. Cadet at West Point 1837-1839. Aide to Hon. CJ McDonald, Gov, of Georgia, 1839-1843. Captain, 13th Infantry, Mexican War, 1847-48. Georgia House of Representatives, 1859 and 1860. Colonel, 13th Georgia Volunteers, CSA 1861-62. Posthumously promoted to Major General.

Children: Walton, Hugh K., Julia Walton, Dorothy Duncan, Walton Bray.

Walton Bray Ector b. 21 March 1861, Greenville, Merriwether Co. GA d. 3 Feb 1937, Columbus GA buried in Greenville GA. Marriage as entered in Ector family bible 21 Nov 1888. LDS records show 22 Nov 1888. Marriage to (Martha) Caroline Taylor.

Children: Marie Antoinette, William Howard, Thomas Duncan, Paul Tigner, Walton Lamar, Dorothy Helena, Hugh Taylor, Julia Gatewood, Miriam Baird.

Walton Lamar Ector b. Sunday 16 Feb 1896 7 AM, Greenville GA
d.@1979 married Florence Whitfield Dec 6, 1916, First Baptist Church, Cedartown GA. Florence died @1981. Walton and Florence were married 63 years. Walton dedicated his entire career to Georgia Railway.


Charles Lamar, b. Nov 8, 1921 d. 2001 Hot Springs, AR

William McCormick, b. Jan 13 1926 d. 1999 Columbus, GA. Served in Navy during WWII. Retired from Fieldcrest Canon.

James Shelton, b. 7 July 1936 d. June 1983 buried at Washington Memorial Cemetary, Valley Forge National Park, Vally Forge, PA. Retired USAF Captain, Vietnam War. Eagle Scout.

Charles Lamar Ector and wife Bernice had 3 children: Sharon, Warren and Susan Elizabeth Ector.

William McCormick Ector and wife Jane did not have children.

James Shelton Ector married (Norma) Jeanne Marston in May 1960. They had 3 children:

(Kimberly)Allison Ector
Jennifer Lynne Ector
Erin Elizabeth Ector

Would love to hear from other Ectors interested in sharing notes!

Allison Ector


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