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Re: Edward Walton(1668-1720)Elizabeth Mason(1665-1717)
Posted by: George Walton Date: January 02, 2002 at 18:31:03
In Reply to: Edward Walton(1668-1720)Elizabeth Mason(1665-1717) by ally of 4731

Ally. Source info is a bit weak here but this all I have on this too....
Descendants of Edward Walton, Jr.
Generation No. 1
1. EDWARD3 WALTON, JR. (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 1682 in New Kent Co., Virginia1, and died 27 Apr 1720 in St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia1. He married ELIZABETH MASON Abt. 1698 in Virginia, daughter of LEMUEL MASON and MARY THELABALL. She was born 1682 in Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, and died 5 Apr 1717 in St Peters Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia1.
Edward is listed in the Ancestral Lineages of the Members Texas Society and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, p.212. New Kent Co. rent rolls to her Majesty in St Peter and St Paul Parish, show Edward Walton had 600 acres in 1704. (from English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, by Louis Des Cognets, Jr.) New Kent Co. was formed from York Co. in 1654.
Occupation: Listed as a landowner in Virginia.
       i.       MARY4 WALTON, b. Bef. 4 Dec 1698, New Kent Co., Virginia; d. 7 Jan 1726/27, New Kent Co., Virginia2.
Notes for MARY WALTON:
May have married George Symes.
Baptism: 4 Dec 1698, St Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia3
       ii.       WILLIAM WALTON, b. Bef. 25 Dec 1700, St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia; d. 25 May 1747, Goochland Co., Virginia; m. SUSANNAH COBB, 1730, Virginia; b. Abt. 1712, New Kent Co., Virginia; d. 1764, Virginia.
According to Charles Cortlandt Walton in William and Mary Quarterly, Series 2, Volume 6, Page 345, William moved for a period to New York. Records show on 13 AUG 1761 in Albemarle Co., Virginia that James Hilton, widowed son-in-law of William, bought 200 acres from William Walton. [3-88]
William Walton owned land in present-day Cumberland and Buckingham Counties, Virginia. Walton's Fork of Slate River in Buckingham County was named for him. William and Susannah had seven children, one of whom was Jesse Walton (1740-1789) the famous Indian fighter who founded one of the first towns in Tennessee.
Baptism: 25 Dec 1700, New Kent Co., Virginia4
William Henry Rice probably descends from Claiborne Rice of Goochland County, Virginia and Edward Rice (Claiborne's son) of Franklin County, Georgia. The relationship between Claiborne, Edward, and William Rice is suggested by common Georgia connections and by common family names. To understand these clues which suggest that William Rice was a descendant of Claiborne and Claiborne's son Edward, one must gain some familiarity with Claiborne and Edward. Claiborne Rice married Susannah Walton in Goochland County, Virginia in 1749. Claiborne Rice was the son of Edward Rice. Susannah Walton was the widow of William Walton, by whom she had at least two children (a daughter and a son named Jesse). Claiborne Rice and Susannah Walton Rice had at least one child: a son, Edward, who lived in Franklin Co., Georgia. Edward Rice and Edward's half-brother, Jesse Walton, owned adjoining lands in Franklin Co., Georgia.
The Edward Rice and Jesse Walton familie maintained a close relationship. Members of thesetwo families witnessed many Franklin County deeds for each other and, jointly, for others. Jesse Walton's son, Killis, was named executor of Edward Rice's will. Edward's will, signed and probated in Franklin County, Georgia in 1801, discloses that Edward was survived by a wife, Sarah, and six children: Claiborne Rice; Leonard Rice; William Rice; Polly Rice; Elizabeth Rice; and, Killis Rice. With this background on Claiborne Rice and his son Edward, one can better understand the clues which suggest that our William Rice was their descendant. As indicated above, the relationship between Claiborne, Edward, and our William Rice is suggested by common Georgia connections and by common family names.
William Rice's relationship to Edward Rice of Franklin County, Georgia is suggested by common Georgia connections. William's father was born in Georgia, perhaps as late as the mid-1790's. Edward Rice resided in Franklin County, Georgia as early as 1785. Consequently, at least one of Edward's sons could have been born in Georgia as late as the mid-1790's and, as a further consequence, one of Edward's sons could have been our William's father or grandfather. William Rice's relationship to the Edward Rice of Franklin County, Georgia is further suggested by the given names of William's brothers (Jesse and Walton). Edward Rice's son, Leonard, named one of his own sons Jesse. Walton Rice could have been named for the Walton family to whom the Edward Rice family was so close: in fact, one of Edward Rice's grandsons (Aaron, son of Leonard) named a son Walton Rice. William Rice's relationship to Edward Rice of Franklin County, Georgia is also suggested by the names given to two of our William's children: Ann and Robert. Edward Rice's son Leonard had children named Ann and Robert. Finally, William Rice's relationship to Edward Rice of Franklin County, Georgia is suggested by our William's own given name. Edward Rice had a son named William. If William is related to Edward Rice of Franklin County, Georgia, wherein does he connect? Edward had at least four sons: Claiborne; Leonard; William; and, Killis. Little is known about Edward's son Claiborne. A Claiborne Rice appears on the Franklin County, Georgia tax records for the year 1805 only. This might mean that this Claiborne attained majority (age 21) around 1805 and then left the county. There is no record of a Claiborne Rice buying or selling land in Franklin County.
Edward's son Claiborne might have traveled to San Augustine County, Texas. In 1838 a Samuel E. Powers, who claimed to be the assignee of a Claiborne Rice, obtained a land certificate from the Board of Land Commissioners of San Augustine County, Republic of Texas. The certificate recites that Powers had proved that Claiborne Rice was a married man who had arrived in the Republic of Texas in 1830. Powers was apparently a land broker: he traded heavily in land certificates. Nothing else is known about the Claiborne Rice who was Powers' assignor. This Claiborne Rice could have been the son of Edward Rice of Franklin County, Georgia and could have been our William's father. Edward Rice's son, Leonard, lived in Elbert County, Georgia: he died there in 1842. Leonard had a son who was named William: this William Rice could have been our William Rice's father. William Rice (son of Leonard/grandson of Edward) was born about 1790 to 1794. In 1812, this William Rice married Sally Brown in Elbert County, Georgia. William appears on the 1820 census and the 1830 census for Elbert County, Georgia; while he had sons and daughters for whom we cannot account, the age-ranges shown by census records for three of his sons are consistent with the ages of our William and our William's two known brothers. William Rice, son of Edward, is not listed on an 1840 census report for any Georgia county. He may have died; he may have moved to Texas. Virtually nothing is known about Edward Rice's other two sons, William and Killis: either of these two sons of Edward could have been our William's father. Edward's son, Killis, may have been the "Achilles Rice" who is listed on the 1810 Census for Colleton County, South Carolina: in 1810 he had a son less than ten years of age.
       iii.       THOMAS WALTON, b. Bef. 20 Feb 1703/04, St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia; d. 27 Apr 1772, Cumberland Co., Virginia; m. MARTHA COX, 1734, Cumberland, Virginia; b. 1712, Cumberland Co., Virginia5; d. 1798, Cumberland Co., Virginia.
William and Mary College Quarterly, 2nd series, Vol. 6, p. 345. Dr. Philip T. Southall says: "Thomas Walton m. Martha Cox, dau. of George and Martha Cox of Henrico and Goochland Counties in 1734. (The original will of George Cox is in the archives in the Clerk office in Goochland County, on which there is an impression of his coat-of-arms which is in an excellent state of preservation)." This statement is proven by deed dated June 16, 1741 (D. B. 3, p. 416, Gooch. Co.) wherein George Cox, Thomas Walton and Martha, his wife, convey 400 acres of land in said county to Daniel Coleman, said land "being in the name of George and Martha Cox," and by an agreement, dated Aug. 18, 1766 (D. B. 4, p. 96, Gooch. Co.).
Baptism: 20 Feb 1703/04, St Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia6
Probate: 27 Apr 1772
Will: 26 Aug 1771
Notes for MARTHA COX:
Name variously spelled as Cockes.
Thomas Walton (1703-1772) married Martha Cox, daughter of George and Martha Cox of Henrico County, Virginia. Martha (Cox) Walton’s will was dated June 6, 1798 and probated on Aug. 27, 1798. The father of Martha (Cox) Walton was George Cox, son of Bartholomew and Rebecca Cox. There were two contemporary George Coxes who married women named Martha. This George Cox’s wife was Martha (maiden name not known but not nee Stratton), and he left a will and died in 1728. After his death, his widow Martha married second to Isaac Hughes.
The George Cox, who married Martha Stratton, died in 1721. See Henrico County, Virginia Miscellaneous Court Records I, p. 183. This George Cox of Henrico County was an uncle of Martha Cox who married Thomas Walton. The will of Martha (Stratton) Cox was written on Oct. 17, 1729, and probated in June 1734. See Henrico County, Virginia Wills and Deeds, 1725-1737, p. 443.
Proven by the will of Martha Hughes, Cumberland County, Virginia Will Book 2, p. 7, dated Sept. 8, 1769. She named three children: (1) George Cox (2) Henry Cox, and (3) Martha (Cox) Walton.
More About MARTHA COX:
Probate: 27 Aug 1798
Will: 6 Jun 1798
       iv.       ELIZABETH WALTON, b. Bef. 4 Feb 1706/07, St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia.
Baptism: 4 Feb 1706/07, St Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia7
       v.       DR. JOHN WALTON, SR., b. 8 Sep 1709, New Kent Co., Virginia7; d. 5 Nov 1772, Hanover Co., Virginia8; m. MARY SIMS, 1736, Parish of St. Martin's, Hanover Co., Virginia9; b. 1718, Hanover Co., Virginia10; d. 1804, Hanover Co., Virginia10.
Notes for DR. JOHN WALTON, SR.:
John Walton Sr. was a "botanical" doctor, i.e., one who compounds his own prescriptions from plants containing medicinal properties. He was the first of four generations of physicians in this line. John, Sr.; John, Jr.; Martin, son of John Jr.; and Thomas Johnson Walton, son of Martin. (Source: Walton's -- Descendants of George and Elizabeth Rowe Walton, p. 18) John was very active and it is said that he would walk sixty miles in a day to visit his properties in New Kent or King William Counties. John was listed in the Virginia Tithables as owning 1046 acres. The Walton family is included in "Louisa County, Virginia" by Harris, 1936: "... this family descends from John Walton, Sr. of Hanover Co. His children, many of them, settled in Louisa Co., marrying here among various families. (Their son) George died during the Revolution." John's widow, Mary, was still living in Hanover County in 1782. Their children moved through Nottoway, Amelia and other Counties where they recorded many sales and deeds of property. **Colonial Records of New Kent County were destroyed by a fire in 1787, which was set by John Price Posey, for which he was hung. It was a great loss because the early records of many counties were in the New Kent Clerk's Office. (King and Queen, 1654-1691; King William County, 1654 to 1702; Hanover County, 1654 to 1728; Louisa County, 1654 to 1728; and part of Caroline County, 1654 to 1720.) In addition, the records for New Kent between 1787 and 1864 were burned at the time the village of New Kent Courthouse suffered a disastrous fire during the Civil War. The records for New Kent since 1864 are intact and in good condition. (Other sources: The Vestry Book of Blisland Parish in New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1721 to 1786, edited by Dr. C.C. Chamberlayne, 1935, published by Virginia State Library; The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, 1684 to 1786, edited by Dr. C.C. Chamberlayne, 1937, and published by Virginia State Library. The Land Patent Books, Virginia State Library; Petitions to the New Kent County to the General Assembly, 1654-1976; Land Tax Returns from 1782 to present.) From "History of Louisa Co, VA" by Malcom H. Harris, M.D.- "John Walton and his wife Mary, daughter of George Sims, settled in Louisa Co. on land which George Sims, John Sims, Edward Sims, and Mathew Sims had patented. John Walton was a physician. They had a large family of children some of whom stayed in Louisa Co."
Note: A copy of John's will was found by a descendent and re-recorded in Hanover Co., Virginia. "Walton - Sims of Eastern VA", 1961 - Genealogical Notes, VA State Library.
****Will of John Walton of Hanover Co., dated 27 September 1772 and proved in Hanover Court, 5 Nov 1772: I do lend my loving wife Mary Walton the plantation where I live and the plantation called the New Design adjoining with all houses, etc. If my wife should marry again she is to have one third part lent her and the thirds of the land to be laid off on the East side of the plantation, and after her decease all the Estate lent her be equally divided amongst all my children: George, John, Simeon, Edward, Mary, Jessee, Elizabeth, Robert, Frances, William, Mizapina, and Newel Walton. Item. I gave and delivered to son George Walton, land in Amelia Co. containing 200 acres and two Negroes named Peter and a girl named Lett. To son John, land in Louisa Co. where he lives and five Negroes... and L30 to be raised out of my estate to make his land equal to the others. To son Jessee, land in Amelia Co. where he lives... To son Simeon, land in Amelia Co. I bought of his brother George joining his former tract... also to son Simeon two Negroes, George and Amy. To son Edward, land I bought of John Tisdale called Hollowdays and land I bought of Wainston [Winston] adjoining, and Negro girl... and as much money as he paid John Hawkins for a Negro I took in bond. To son Robert, land on branches of Henson's Creek in Louisa Co... To son William, [after my wife's decease] all land and plantation where I now live and lent to his mother.... To son Newell, land I bought of Presshood and England on North River and profits and rents until he arrives to age of 21 years... To daughter Mary Baker, four Negroes... To daughter Elizabeth Wadkins, four Negroes... To daughter Frances Walton, five Negroes... To daughter Mizapina Walton, five Negroes... If any of children die before they marry or reach 21, their part of the estate divided among survivors. Son John Walton, Isham Wadkins, William Baker to be executors. John Walton [seal] Witnesses: David Smith, John Anthony, Edward Walton, and Joseph Goodman ****
More About DR. JOHN WALTON, SR.:
Christening: 9 Sep 1709, New Kent Co., Virginia
Will: 5 Jan 1772
Notes for MARY SIMS:
Mary Sims Walton's Revolutionary Services were as follows: Court Book, p.5: Oct. 1781: certificate given by David Anderson, Jr., to Mary Walton for 2 days service of a cart, 2 yoke oxen and driver at 10/day: 1 pound. p. 34: Sept. 24, 1781: certificate to Mary Walton by John Richardson, A. C/ for 14 bu. wheat @ 5/ per bushel: 3 pounds. p. 57: Mar. 23, 1781 by Edw. Butler, Comr. 350# beef @ 20/ pr hundred: 3 pounds; July 5, 1781: by Edw. Butler for 365# beef @ 20/ pr hundred: 2 pounds; Oct. 22, 1781: by John Thornton for 250# beef @ 20/ pr hundred: 2 pounds. (Public Service Reports: Virginia Hanover County: Mary Walton)
Additional source information: DAR papers for Martha Rosenberger Zimmerman #4859766+549, for Dorothy Watts Brooks #582159+602, and for Ann Lynn Crass Bailey #622582 as a supplemental.
       vi.       EDWARD WALTON, b. Bef. 1717, Hanover Co., Virginia; d. 31 Aug 1791, Hanover Co., Virginia; m. ELIZABETH, Abt. 1742; b. Abt. 1725; d. Aft. 1774.
Edward is listed in Virginia Tithables in 1763 as owning 300 acres. Edward Walton's land is mentioned as a boundary in a Hanover deed dated 31 Aug 1791 when his son, Ison, with his wife Elisabeth sell 87 acres to Samuel Moody, so Edward's death probably occurred after this date. It is believed that Edward Walton was the brother of the John Walton who m. Mary Sims. In 1772, when John Walton wrote his will, an Edward Walton was one of the witnesses. Since John's son, Edward, could not be the witness, the only Edward remaining is this one. Additionally, according to another recorded source, Edward "owned land along the Little River, opposite the land of John and Mary Sims Walton". (Sources: Hanover County, Virginia Deeds 1783-1792 by Davis, p. 396 36(sic) Oct 1787; William Mills of Henry Co. to Francis Mills of Hanover Co., L. 100; "200 a. on Licking hold Cr. . .corner of Martin Baker Senr. . . Edward Walton's line. . . William Mills line." p. 473 Hanover County Burned Records (???)....)
Edward's Will...
I, Edward Walton, for love and affection to my children and grand children and for 5 shillings pd. by my son Ison Walton and for his undertaking to pay a debt which I owe to Charles Thompson Ware have sold to my son all my slaves in trust: to my son Thomson Walton: Sam and Mol with future increase; to son Ison Walton for his life: Venus, Lydia, Charity, Lory, Fanny and Riah and their increase and after his death the sd. slaves to be equally divided among his children if any; if any of his children die in his life time leaving issue then the part of such child to go to such issue; to son Richmond Walton for life; Nat and Nel and future increase; after his death to be equally divided among all his children but if any of them die during his life leaving issue then the part of the child so dying to go to such issue. 6 Apr 1791
Edward Walton
       Wit: Will Thomson Jr., Francis Mills, John Sims
       7 Apr 1791 proved by oaths of William Thomson and Francis Mills
Will: 6 Apr 179111
1. Diagramatic Chart by Britain W. Walton, Edenton, N.C. 1977
2. Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, page 73
3. Diagramatic Chart by Britain W. Walton, Edenton, N.C. 1977Register of St Peter's Parish, Births and Baptisms. page 42
4. Diagramatic Chart by Britain W. Walton, Edenton, N.C. 1977Register of St Peter's Parish, Births and Baptisms. page 43
5. FTW CD #403, Selected U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1340-1980, Source # 24060.002.
6. Diagramatic Chart by Britain W. Walton, Edenton, N.C. 1977Register of St Peter's Parish, Births and Baptisms. page 44
7. Diagramatic Chart by Britain W. Walton, Edenton, N.C. 1977Register of St Peter's Parish, Births and Baptisms. page 45
8. Diagramatic Chart by Britain W. Walton, Edenton, N.C. 1977
9. Virginia Marriage Records, Wheaton Illinois Library
10. Diagramatic Chart by Britain W. Walton, Edenton, N.C. 1977
11. Hanover County Burned Records, p. 473

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