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32. Jackson WALTERS20 was born on 7 October 1772 in Virginia.1 He died on 18 October 1843 at the age of 71 in Warren County, Kentucky.1

From THE HISTORY OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA by Clements: Processiooners ordered at June Court 1803 included: Jackson Walters & Josiah Atkins - Walters' Company of Militia.

A message board states that Jackson married three times, the 3rd wife was Tabitha Thomas, a daughter of Phillip & Mary Thomas.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 10
p.157 7 Jan 1795 John Spencer & Henry Terrell for 200£ sell to Robert Walters, one Negro woman called Judy and her children Dickey, Charles, Betty & Sam. Signed: John Spencer, Harry Terrell Test: Jackson Walters, Walker Goding, Robt Clopton, Josiah (+) Earp, William (+) Watkins.
Memorandum that the within Bill of Sail is given as Security to indemnify the said Walters as Security for the said Spencer to Harry Turrell for 185£. Robt. WaltersTest: Robt Clopton, Josiah (+) Earp, William (+) Watkins
20 Apr 1795 proved by oaths of witnesses
p.170 20 Apr 1795 Robert Walters to Jackson Walters. 100£. Tract on Lower Double Creek on the S side of said Creek 150 acres. Begin bank of the Creek in Thomas Walters line. Down the creek as it meanders, new chopt line, corner in John Watkins dec'd line, along sd Watkins line, to Thomas Walters corner tree in Watkins line, new chopt line to Thomas Walters line, crossing a branch. Part of the tract deeded from Thomas Walters to Robert. Signed: Robert Walters. 20 Apr 1795 Ack by Robert Walters

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 11
p.327 26 Nov 1797 Allen Caldwell of Halifax to Robert Walters of Pittsy. 40#. Tract on branches of lower Dubble Creek. Begin corner post oke in Walters & Josiah Atkinsons line, along Atkinsons line to Alexander Lees line as it turns to Thos Bennets line, along his line to Nathan Tates line, to Robert Walters line, George Dodson line to the beginning. 175 acres. Land said Caldwell purchased of John & Jesse Bennett. Signed: Allen Caldwell Wit: Jackson Walters, Stokley Slayden, Arter Shaydon, William Bryson, Archer Walters 16 Jul 1798 Proved by 3 witnesses

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 12
p.24 20 Apr 1799 Mary Watkins admin & widow of John Watkins dec'd and Gregory Watkins, son of said John Watkins to James Philips. 220£ Waters of Lower Double Creek, 375a, one acre excepted for a grave yard. Begin Walters corner red oak, Walters line. Signed: Mary (x) Watkins, Gregory (x) Watkins. Wit: George Dodson, Robt Walters, Jackson Walters, Joseph Hill, Pleasant Shields. 21 Oct 1799 proved by three witnesses

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 15
p.81 29 Nov 1805 Jackson Walters to Archer Walters of Caswell Co NC. For $350. Tract of 125 acres in Pittsylvania on the Lower Double Creeks. Begin black walnut tree on S side of Creek, course with the sd Archer Walters line, red oak in Pillipses line. John Walterses line, down the meanders of the creek. Signed: Jackson Walters Wit: Thomas Walters, William Simpson, Lemuel Walters, John Dodson. 16 Dec 1805 presented by one of witnesses. 16 Jun 1806, ack by Jackson Walters. Polley the wife relinquished her right of Dower.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 16
p.466 23 Nov 1807 Daniel Reaves of Halifax to James Walker. 60£. Tract in Pittsy on Waters of Birches Creek. Begin Cornwell's corner, his lines, Tanners line, Yearman's line, Brets line. Signed: Daniel (x) Reaves. Wit: Tho. Shelton, George Dodson, Abner Lynch, Jackson Walters, Benj. Watlkins
18 Apr 1808, proved by two of witnesses. 20 Nov 1809 further proved.

Pittsylvania Co VA Accounts Current, Book 4
p.70 19 Feb 1807 Appraisers of the estate of Henry For Dec'd were Creed Tanner, Jackson Walters & William Ragland. Recorded 20 Apr 1807

Found on; VIRGINIA MARRIAGES, 1740-1850
Jackson Walters to Tabitha Thomas, 11 Apr 1809

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Court Order Book 16, 1813-1815
p. 198
March Court 1814
William Dodson is recommended to the executive as a fit & able person to execute the office of Captain of a Company in the 1st Battalion of the 42nd Regiment of the militia in the room of Jackson Walters resigned-William Simpson, Lt. In the room of Wm Dodson promoted & Meredith Jenning Ensign in the room of Wm Simpson promoted.

Halifax Co VA DB 27, p.391
10 Oct 1818 Jackson Walters & Tabitha his wife to Jesse Butler for $1011, a tract in Halifax, both sides the Lower Double Creeks, 144 1/2 acres bounded by Penders line, Mary Thomas, Samuel Carter, James Lucas, Joseph Wills' orphans, and James A. ______[unreadable]

1820 Warren Co KY, p.34 Jackson Watters
2m under 10, 2m 10-16, 1m +45 1f under 10, 1f 10-16, 1f +45

1830 Warren Co KY Census, p.64 Jackson Walters [indexed as Watters]
2m 15-20, 1m 20-30, 1m 50-60 1f 10-15, 1f 50-60

1840 Warren Co KY Census was grouped by the 1st letter of the surname so determination of neighbors is impossible. Jackson Walters was there on p.88: 1m 20-30; 1m 60-70 [Jackson]
1f 60-70 [Tabitha]

Warren Co KY, SB D, p.176
I, Jackson Walters, of the county of Warren State of KY do hereby make my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say 1st After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I give my wife Tabitha Walters one negro woman named Jane one named Sindi one negro man Henry one Waggon gear and four waggon horses farming utentials and all & every kind of stock in my possession except two Colts also all the house hold and kitchen furniture during her natural life and at her decease to be equally divided between her own children
2nd I give to my son Robert Walters five dollars
3rd I give to my daughter Frances Lewis five dollars
4th I give to Thorntain [Thornton?] Walters five dollars.
5th I give to my daughter Silitey Woody five dollars
6th I give to my son William Walters fifty dollars
7th I give to my son Washington H. Walters fifty dollars
8th all the rest of my estate of what nature or Kind soever it may be not herein before particularly disposed of I deem may be equally divided between my children hereinafter named James Walters, Louisa Tindal, George Walters and Judith Skiles which I give to them and their heirs forever and lastly I do constitute and appoint my two sons James and George Walters executors of this my last will and Testament and deem that the Court do not require security of them.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 18th day of May 1843.
Signed: Jackson Walters
Signed and declared as the last will and testament of the above named Jackson Walters in presence of B. C. Smith, Jas. O. Hill
State of Kentucky
Warren County Court Sct. October Term 1843
This last will and testament of Jackson Walters dec'd was produced in Court and proved by the oaths of B. C. Smith and Jos. O. Hill the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded which is recorded accordingly.
Test. H. G. Hobson, CWCC
[Note In his will Jackson gave $5 to Robert, Frances, Thorton, and Selity - these were the four living children born to first wife Elizabeth Harrid. William & Abner had died. Sons William [the 2nd son named William since the 1st died as an infant] & Washington each received $50. These were the two surviving sons born to 2nd wife Polly West Herring - an infant named Coleman had died. The rest of his estate not previously designated was to be divided between James, Louisa, George & Judith - the four children born to the third wife Tabitha Thomas.]

Jackson WALTERS and Elizabeth HARRID were married about 1793.17 Elizabeth HARRID was born about 1776.17 She died on 16 May 1803 at the age of 27.17

Jackson WALTERS and Elizabeth HARRID had the following children:



Robert H. WALTERS was born on 1 December 1793. He died on 24 June 1849 at the age of 55 in Warren County, Kentucky.17

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Groom: Robert H Wallers
Bride: Nancey Waddell
Bond_Date: 20 Oct 1817
Bond #: 000018877
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 008217
County: Caswell
Record #: 01 324
Bondsman: Asa Fitzgerrald
Witness: Ch. Willson

1830 Census. Warren Co KY
Robert H. Walters, 2m under 5, 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40. 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30
three names away is Noel Waddill, a young single man and possibly the brother-in-law of Robert H.

1840 Census. Warren Co KY
Robert H. Walters. 2m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 15-20, 1m 40-50
1f under 5, 2f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 40-50

Warren Co Will Book D, p.268
probably Robert, son of Jackson.
25 Jun 1849
Warren Co KY - June 25th 1849 Being called upon last night to Witness a Verbal Will of Robert Walters who is now dead and knowing the weakness of my memory. I thought it best to give as near as I can his language.
Item first
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife wife Nancy Walters all my estate whatsoever during her natural life or widowhood to use for the raising of our little children which will probably not be more than enough and I wish her to be empowered to sell the negro or negroes if they should prove refactory and use the prices as she thinks best for our little children. Item secondly My son Marshal Walters was indebted to me in a sum which I think equal to a child's part which debt I give for the benefit of his infant heir and I do not wish Mr. Nealy as its guardian or his successor to distress my wife Item third There was a contract between me and my son Fayett that I was to give him a certain negro boy, which contract I think forfeited on his part and it is my wish that he should not claim said negro nor interrupt his mother about it. Item fourth If my wife should marry again she must have her third and the balance to be divided among my children equally or at her death. All that may remain after raising my infant children I want them provided for and then if any remains for them to come in as equal heirs. I do not know if my wife is in a family way or not but if she is I want it provided for.
Attest: Jno. N. Mulkey
N.P. Funeral expenses and some just debts I should have named earlier but he stated that he had loaned Dr. Sale some money for which he has his note - he wished his wife to collect it and pay said expenses and debts.
Wit: John N. Mulkey, Wm B. (X) Waters
State of Kentucky, Warren Co Court
Sept Term 1849 This nuncupative will of Robt Waters dec'd was produced in Court & proved by the oaths of the two subscribing Witnesses thereto - John N. Mulkey and Wm B. Waters and ordered to be recorded which is recorded accordingly.
Test: A. B. Hobson, CWCC

1850 Census. Warren Co KY, Dist 1, p.62, Hh 851
Nancy "Waters", age 46, b. Virginia. All children born in KY
Abner, 20. William, 18. Cindarella 16. Leaner 14 [probably Leanna]. Harriet, 13. Flavius 10. Felix 7. Robert, age 2.
I did not find a William B. Walters or Waters, unless that is the son William that witnessed the above will.
John N. Mulkey was listed in the same census as a Clergyman.

The following earlier will may refer to Robert's wife, although I cannot identify the man named as "Wm Robert Walters" in this will - in fact the original may well have read Mr Robert Walters given the difficulties in transcription of this document. Robert would have been still living in 1832 - he had a brother William who died as an infant and a younger half brother whose name has been recorded as William H. Walters.
Noel Waddle
Warren County Kentucky Will Book D 1827-1844, Oct. 1832 pg. 55
FHL #0339885 (film has no index)
In the name of God amen. I Noel Waddle of the county of Warren and state of Kentucky, sensible in my mind that ____ shortly close my eyes upon all time ____things and consign my body to the dust and my soul to God who gave it and ____ an interest to dispose of all my property as may seem best in my own mind make this my last will and testament as follows:
First: After all my debts and demands are paid, I will to my affectionate wife, Ruth Waddle my tract of land on which I now live to have and to hold and enjoy as hers forever.
Secondly: I will all my stock consisting of horses, cattle and together with household and other furniture to have and to enjoy as hers to dispose of as hers as she may devise.
Thirdly: my notes and accounts the proceeds of which I also will to my wife as aforesaid as hers to use and enjoy forever.
Fourthly: I desire that my executor herein after named shall buy at a fair price from Wm. Robert Walters, a certain negro woman named Silva and payment to be made by a deduction from the amount due me by said Wats (Walters?) and the said negro woman to be set free and emancipated according to law.
Fifthly: I will to my wife my hos (house) negroes Jack and Fanny to hold and enjoy as slaves and when they shall arrive at the age of thirty five years to be freed and set at liberty and the offspring if any of said negro girl Fanny to serve my wife during her life time and at her death to be equally divided between my sister Nancy Walters and my half sister Patsy Akin. Also I wish divided between my two sisters named above all my ____(sconiary?) interest in money which I have coming to me from the State of Virginia to be equally divided between them if ever collected.
Sixthly: I will and require (request?) that my executors shall in three years from the date _____ to my sister Nancy Walters all the proceeds of the stock ___ raised on the farm the sum of fifty dollars as a token of my well wishes. And lastly I appoint my wife, Ruth Waddle, Wm. Joseph ____ executors of this my last will and testament. Sworn under my hand and seal the 7 day of October 1832.
Noel Waddle
Seal (his mark)
E.B. Martin
John H. Gorin
Kentucky, Warren County ______ County Court October Term
This last will and testament of Noel Waddle deceased was produced in court and proved by the oaths of Edward Martin and John H. Gorin the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded which is accordingly done.
Test. Jon A. Hobson Clk.

There was a young Noel Waddill in the Warren Co KY census in 1830. He appeared to be single at the time. Here is additional information on a Ruth that married a Noel Waddill:
Children of Mary Magdalene Vizziard and John Stahl are:
xii. Ruth Stahl was born 30 NOV 1808 in Warren Co.,KY, and died 1 JUL 1860. She married Walter M. Butt. He died bef 1846. She married William H. Wheeler, son of Ignatius Wheeler. She had married first Noel Waddle, 18 NOV 1830 in Warren Co.,KY.
The 1850 Census of Warren Co, lists Wm. H. Wheeler, age 34, Ruth age 40, John age 10 - surname apparently Wheeler. Prudence age 3. Mary age 4/12.

I have seen a lineage for a Noel Waddell, born about 1802, Halifax Co VA who is said to have had a brother Marshall and a sister Nancy. Said to be children of a John Waddell who died 1811 in Halifax and was married to Patience Marshal, 27 Oct 1802, Prince Edward Co VA. One problem among several in this lineage is that a birth year was given for Nancy as 1793, many years before this marriage and there is no "half-sister" as listed in Noel Waddle's will above. The fact remains that the nuncupative will of Robert Walters does mention a wife Nancy and they had named a son Marshall. Also, I do not know of what relationship there might be to the Noel Waddill that had married Seletha Walters, an aunt of Robert Walters. There likely was one - the Waddills of Pittsylvania & Halifax Co VA have never all been sorted out in any meaningful way. Several online databases of the Waddills have impossible gaps in dates and locations.

A John Waddill did leave a will in Pittsylvania Co in 1811 and named a son as Noel and a daughter Nancy - his wife was not named but she may have been remarried resulting in a half-sister named Patsy, or Martha, Akin
DB 11 - There are actually two deed books from Pittsylvania Co that are numbered Deed Book 11 - this has deeds dated earlier than the deeds in DB 9 and also has the following wills..
John Waddill
To beloved wife during her natural life, 4 Negroes
Dau Nancy, slave
Son Noell Waddill, increase of above
Son Marshall, next increase
If wife marries, slaves to be hired out for support of my children until youngest comes of age
Crop to be sold for debts
My wife's father & Richard Marshall to have management of my Estate
Executors: Devarius Hightower, Mathew Fitzgerald, Charles Waddill
Dated: 21 Jun 1811
21 Oct 1811, proved by two of witnesses. Mathew Fitzerald made oath, securities with Charles Anderson, Thos. Woody & William Richardson. Bond of $3000.

I have an autosomal DNA match to a descendant of this line of Don's family - but it shows him as married to Nancy C. Hill (1804-1870) on 26 Jul 1825, perhaps a second wife?



William WALTERS was born about 1794.17 He died about 1794 at the age of 0.17



Thornton WALTERS17,74 was born on 14 November 1795.17

Thornton is said to have married Margret "Peggy" Bohannon on 2 Jan 1816 in Caswell Co NC. This is listed in the NC Marriage Bonds online. Thornton must not have gone to Kentucky with his father.

1840 Census, Pittsylvania Co VA. Thornton Walters. 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m age 30-40 [Thornton - he was probably more like 45 and this mark made in the wrong place]. 2f 5-10, 3f 10-15, 2f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50.

A daughter is said to be Mary Frances, born 1834, who married William O. Gillespie, 2 Dec 1851, in Caswell Co NC. I do not find Thornton, or a widow Margaret/Peggy, nor a child Mary Walters, age about 16, in the 1850 census in either Pittsylvania Co or Caswell Co. I have not found a database with a family for Thornton so I cannot confirm her identity.

The 1860 and 1870 censuses inCaswell NC show that William O. Gillispie, b. 1824 VA, and Mary, b. 1834 VA, had the following children all born in Caswell: William L., b.1853, T. Pinckney, b. 1855, Mary F., born 1853, John W., b. 1858, Joseph b. 1860, Eliza b. 1862, Martha b. 1865, Robert b. 1864, and Jesse, age 4 months in 1870. Hugh Gillispie, age 82, b. VA, lived with the family in 1870 - probably William's father.

The daughter of William and Mary Gillespie, Mary Francis, married George W. Zimmerman, 5 Apr 1882, in Caswell Co NC. Her mother is said to have been Mary Walters.



Frances "Fanny" WALTERS17,63 was born on 26 September 1797.

Frances is named as daughter Frances Lewis in her father's will.
30 Mar 1813; Marriage of William Lewis and Fanny Walters in Pittsylvania Co VA. Jackson Walters, Father, gave permission.



Seletha WALTERS.



Abner WALTERS was born on 7 May 1801.17 He died on 8 May 1825 at the age of 24.17

Jackson WALTERS and Polly West HERRING were married on 27 August 1803 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.10,75 Polly West HERRING63 was born (date unknown).

Jackson Walters married Polly West Herring, dau of William Herring who consented. Sur: Thomas Walters. Married by Rev. John Atkinson.
Possibly his second marriage.

Jackson WALTERS and Polly West HERRING had the following children:



Coleman G. WALTERS died on 6 August 1807.17



Washington WALTERS17 was born on 21 May 1807.

Washington married Theodotia Noill on 28 Mar 1839.



William H. WALTERS17 was born about 1808.

William married Penelope Healds.

Jackson WALTERS and Tabitha THOMAS were married on 11 April 1809 in Halifax County, Virginia.17 Tabitha THOMAS, daughter of Philip THOMAS and Mary [THOMAS], was born on 26 March 1771.17 She died on 10 March 1849 at the age of 77 in Warren County, Kentucky.17

Said to be the daughter of a Phillip & Mary Thomas.

Tabitha and Jackson married in Halifax Co, 11 Apr 1809. Mary Thomas was mother of the bride, Abraham Walters, surety.

Tabitha was named in a probate record, Nov 1803, Halifax Co. The widow and administratrix was Mary Thomas. Heirs of Philip Thomas, dec'd were James & Lucy Woody, Samuel & Elizabeth Peu [Pugh], Mary Thomas, Charles Thomas, Tabitha Thomas, David & Nancy Field, William Thomas, Abraham & Judith Walters.

Warren Co Will Book D, p.258
Know all men by these presents that I Tobitha Walters of Warren Co KY divers good causes and conditions me thereunto moving designated and appointed and by these presents doth nominate constitute and appoint my ?friend Charles A. Skiles of sd County and State my true & proper and only agent and Attorney in fact for me and in my name & right to demand sue for & collect and receive all money and property real or personal whereever situated which in any manner or form belongs or pertains to me by gift, devise or descent from my Brother William Thomas deceased My brother of the whole blood upon a payment to receipt by the sd. Skiles of any such money or property to sign, seal, execute & defend any & all bonds, receipts or other instruments which may of right be demandable of me on account of such payment or receipt in any manner whatever and I do by these presents further authorize and empower the sd Skiles for me and in my name to nominate constitute and appoint any and such other agents attornies in fact & in law as to him may deem meet & proper in order to obtain any & all my rights in the premises and in the event I should die without any express revocation of this power of attorney to the sd. Charles A. Skiles I do hereby, give, alien & convey unto the sd Skiles in consideration of his intermarriage with my daughter Judith - all the money, property & estate to which I may be in anywise entitled by through or under any sd Brother William Thomas by gift devise descent or otherwise, with full power and authority in him the sd Skiles now and hereafter to act & proceed under the authority hereby confered on him for his personal benefit & advantage. In testimony of all which I hereunto set my hand & seal this 16th day of December 1848.
Signed: Tobitha Walters
Wit: Thomas A. Skiles, W. H. Skiles
State of Kentucky
Warren County Court Sct Mar Term 1849
This writing purporting to be the Last will & testament of Tobitha Walters dec'd was produced in Court and there proved by the Oaths of Thomas A. Skiles & W. H. Skiles two of the subscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and is recorded accordingly.
Test: A. G. Hobson CWCC

Jackson WALTERS and Tabitha THOMAS had the following children:



Louisa WALTERS17 was born on 26 January 1810.17

Louisa married James W. Tindle on 28 Dec 1826.



James H. WALTERS was born on 12 March 1812.17

1850 Census. Second Dist., Warren Co, KY, Hh 65 [living next door to brother George]
James H. Walters, age 37, b. VA, Clergyman
Nancy, 33, b. VA
Children all born in KY: Mary E. 13, Martha F. 8, Joel L. 6, and Julia A. 4.

Wife was probably Nancy Lively.



George J. WALTERS was born on 13 July 1814.17 He died on 18 November 1876 at the age of 62.17

Married Frances Dishman, 12 Oct 1843.

1850 Census. Second Dist., Warren Co, KY Hh 64 [next door to his brother James]
George H. Walters, age 30, b. VA
Francis, 20, female, b. KY
Children all born in KY: Hester Ann 6, Tabitha 4, Virginia 3, Jerry Thos, age 1.



Judith Tabitha WALTERS17 was born on 23 January 1816.17 She died on 24 February 1896 at the age of 80.17

Judith married Charles Arbuckle Skiles on 27 Mar 1838. He was b. 1 Nov 1804 and d. 14 Oct 1877. Judith & Charles are buried Skiles Cemetery, Warren Co KY.