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41. Selethia WALTERS115,116,117,118,119 was born in 1797 in Virginia.116 She died between 1850 and 1860 at the age of 53 in Kentucky.

Selety Walters married Noel Waddell. William Simpson was bondsman. Her father, Robert Walters, gave permission.

A database found online suggested that Selethia died about 1836. I believe instead she was alive at least until after the 1850 census.

The following census records suggest children for Selethia & Noel Waddiell - they are not conclusively proved as being so.

1850. 2nd District, Caldwell Co KY, Hh 469
Noel Waddell, age 54, Farmer, b. VA
Silety, age 48, b. VA.
Mary, age 15, William age 13, Volney age 11, Wilmouth age 9, and Henry age 7, all born VA
John Butler, age 39, b. VA. Jane age 14, b. VA. [This age is probably wrong - this is probably an unidentified daughter who was age 10-15 in 1840.]
From a descendant of this family:
I found a document for the marriage of John Butler and Martha Jane Waddell, on Jan. 17, 1850. She is listed as the daughter of Noel. It was witnessed by Calvin Waddell.


A descendant also believes the following to be still other children:
1850. 1st District, Crittenden Co KY, Hh 236
Marshall Waddell, age 19, b. VA.
Eliza age 22, b. VA. William age 4 b. KY and Frances age 2 b. KY.
They were living in the household of William Redd age 28, b. KY, a wood chopper, along with Samuel McDaniel age 29, b. S.C., William Smith, age 17 and Samuel Smith age 16, b. KY. By 1860, Eliza had married William Redd and her two children had taken his surname.

1850 Census. Caldwell Co KY. 2nd Dist, Hh 380
"Labun Waddell", age 28, b. VA
Sarah A., age 28, b. KY
James B. 4, and Henry M. age 2

1850 Census. Caldwell Co KY. 2nd Dist, Hh 523
Living with the family of Daniel Mathis is
-------- Waddell, age 25, cooper, b. "unknown"
[Probably Calvin since he isn't found elsewhere in 1850]

1860. West half of Crittenden Co KY. P.O. Dycusburg. Hh 278
Wm Redd, age 38, Miller & farmer, b. KY
Elisa age 32, b. VA
Wm age 13 and Mary F. age 11, both b. KY
Anderson "Waddle" age 30, b. Virginia and Wm Waddle age 24, b. KY

1860 Census, West half of Crittenden Co KY, Salem P.O., Hh 311
Calvin C. Waddle, age 35, farmer, b. VA
Mary R. age 27, b. KY
Robt H. age 6, Elisa H. age 4
Robt. Waddle age 22, b. KY. Henry Waddle age 14, b. KY, Seleta Waddle, age 18 [both Henry & Seleta listed as being in school] [I believe Robert was listed as Volney in 1850; Seleta was most likely Wilmouth - Wilmouth is traditionally a female name in this family. It would appear the parents are deceased.]


Selethia WALTERS and Noel WADDILL were married on 13 November 1817 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1,61,73 Noel WADDILL120, son of Charles WADDILL and Ann MARSHALL, was born on 28 January 1797 in Virginia.116,120 He died between 1850 and 1860 at the age of 53 in Kentucky.

It is likely that Noel Waddill who married Selethia is the son, or grandson, of a man of the same name.
Online databases suggest a John Waddill born 1720 St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co. His son was a Noel Waddill born 1754 in New Kent who married Elizabeth Carter 1786 in Halifax. One son Charles, was born 9 Jan 1775 in Pittsylvania Co and he married Ann Marshall - they had a son Noel born 28 Jan 1797. But that does not explain the two Noels mentioned in the following deeds, the elder of whom was married to a Martha. Of course "Junior" did not necessarily denote a son of the same name in this time period.

Family research from a Manuscript titled "Genealogical Records of Richardsons and Waddills of Virginia and Kentucky" written by Mrs. Stacy [Pocahontas Hewell Hutchinson] in 1939 has information passed along from letters written in 1902 by Mrs. Mary Waddill of Woodville, McCracken Co KY. She is said to have been a great aunt of Mrs. Stacy and was 88 years old at the time the letters were written. Mary's father was Charles Waddell of Pittsylvania Co VA, son of a Noel Waddill. She gives a birth date of 28 Jan 1797 for Noel and a birth date for his father Charles as 9 Jan 1775.

First record of Waddills found in Pittsylvania Co records:
Pittsylvania DB 7
p.438 30 Dec 1784 Thomas Wynne to Noel Waddill of Halifax Co. 350£. Tract in Pittsy both sides of Sandy Creek of Dan River. 606 acres. Corner James Scales line, to Hammonds, Robert Williams's line, James Wood? Line, Roger Atkinsons line, Edward Burgess line, John Seals line. Signed: Thos. Wynne
Wit: Solomon (X) Seale, Jas. Seale, Nathl Waddill, Noel Waddill Junr, George Hardey
16 May 1785. Proved by three of witnesses


Pittsylvania DB 10:
p.251 27 Sep 1795 Noel Waddill Senr & Martha his wife of Pittsylvania to Henry Vaughan for the sum of 42£. 86 acres. Begin George Cooks line, John Clarkes line, Edward Bayards line, Zachariah Butts, Noel Waddill Jr's line to a post oak thence William Harrison, dec'd line to the beginning. Signed: Noel Waddill, Martha Waddill
Wit: Allen Waddill, John Vaughan, Charles Waddill, Spencer Vaughan
19 Oct 1795 Ack. by Noel Waddill
p.502 27 Aug 1796 Levin Carter to James Seal. 100£. 304 acres. Bounded according to grant from the lands office dated 7 Jun 1780 to William Collie, assignee of James Collie and by sd William Collie conveyed to William Wright who conveyed the same to Noell Waddill who conveyed same to said Levin Carter. Signed: Levin Carter. Wit: Robert Walters, John Barron, John Burch, Nixlas Frice, Susanah (X) Barnes
19 Dec 1796 Prove by wit.

1820 Census. Pittsylvania Co KY
Nowel Waddle. 1m 26-40. 1f 16-26 [Noel & Seletha - no children yet]
on same page with
Charles Waddle 2m -10, 2m 10-16, 1m 16-18, 1m 16-26 [probably same as the 16-18 year old], 1m over 45.
1f -10, 1f 10-16, 1f over 45.
On same page with Archer Walters.

1830 Census. Warren Co KY - A single man named Noel Waddill but he gave his age as 20-30 - not quite old enough for this Noel. Researchers have speculated he went on to Kentucky before bringing his family, but I doubt that. I believe the family was still in Virginia.
Pittsylvania Co VA
Noel Waddell: 2m -5 [Anderson & Calvin] 2m 5-10 [??? & Laban], 1m age 30-40 [Noel]
1f -5 [Eliza], 1f 20-30 [Seletha]
The Noel Waddill in Virginia lived next door to Charles "Waddle", age 60-70 who had no apparent spouse but perhaps 4 children in their late teens, early twenties, still at home - probably his father.
Other neighbors included John "Waters" [Walters] and Spires [Spears] Walters.

Other records from Warren Co support the fact that there was a different Noel Waddill, as well as possibly an older Charles, in Warren Co. A deed as early as 11 Mar 1806 was witnessed by a Charles "Waddle" in Warren Co - no other deeds for a Waddill of any spelling were in Warren Co 1797 thru 1818. There is a Will in Warren Co, WB D, p.55, dated 7 Oct 1832 of Noel "Waddle" whose wife was Ruth - he referred to his sister Nancy Walters and half-sister Patsy Akin. He apparently had no children. Nancy Walters might be the wife of Robert Walters, son of Jackson Walters.

1840 Census. Christian Co KY.
Noel Waddill: 2m under 5 [Robert V. & William], 2m age 5-10 [Marshall & Anderson], 1m 10-15 [Calvin], 1m 15-20 [Laban], 1m 40-50 [Noel]
1f age 5-10 [Mary], 2f 10-15 [Eliza & Martha Jane], 1f 30-40 [Seletha]

In 1850, in Caldwell Co KY, not only was Noel Waddell and family present, but also a James B. Waddill, age 55, born in VA - a likely candidate for a brother or cousin to Noel. James' apparent wife was Louisa A., age 44, also born in VA.
Living with James B. & Lousia were: George H. Crawley, age 25, b. LA, Edna P. Crawley, 17, b. LA, and John R. Jackson, age 9, b. Caldwell Co KY.

Selethia WALTERS and Noel WADDILL had the following children:

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Laban WADDILL118,121,122 was born in 1820 in Virginia.121

Laban's wife was Sarah A. Fawn.

1850 Census. Caldwell Co KY. 2nd Dist, Hh 380
"Labun Waddell", age 28, b. VA
Sarah A., age 28, b. KY
James B. 4, and Henry M. age 2

1860 Census, West half of Crittenden Co KY, Hh 174
"Labain Waddle", age 40, laborer, b. KY [he was born in Virginia if he belongs to this family]
Sarah age 40.
James B. age 15, Henry M. age 11, Gracy L. [Laban] age 6 and George 2.

1870 Census, Prec 3, Crittenden Co KY, Hh 41
Laban Waddell, age 49, b. VA. Sarah A. age 50, b. KY
Henry M. 21, Laban G. 16, Geo W. 11, and Wm. F. age 9
next door in Hh 42
James B. Waddell, age 23, b. VA [probably b. KY]
Martha Waddell, age 19, b. KY

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ii.

Calvin C. WADDILL119,123,124,125 was born on 12 March 1825 in Virginia.117 He died on 9 September 1880 at the age of 55 in Crittenden County, Kentucky.

1850 Census. Caldwell Co KY. 2nd Dist, Hh 523
Living with the family of Daniel Mathis is
-------- Waddell, age 25, cooper, b. "unknown"

Calvin married Mary Rilla Rainey on 16 Mar 1853, Caldwell Co KY. She was born 4 Mar 1832 and died 30 Jan 1895.

1860 Census, West half of Crittenden Co KY, Salem P.O., Hh 311
Calvin C. Waddle, age 35, farmer, b. VA
Mary R. age 27, b. KY
Robt H. age 6, Elisa H. age 4
Robt. Waddle age 22, b. KY. Henry Waddle age 14, b. KY, Seleta Waddle, age 18 [both Henry & Seleta listed as being in school] [I believe Robert was listed as Volney in 1850; Seleta was most likely Wilmouth - Wilmouth is traditionally a female name in this family.]

1870, Census, Prec 3, Crittenden Co KY, Hh 36
Calvin C. Waddell, age 45, b. VA
Mary R., 38, b. KY
Children b. KY: Robt H. 16, Eliza A. 13, John C. 11, Wm. H. 9, Thos. L. 6, Mary F. 4, and Florence age 1
Next door was brother Robt. V. Waddell

1880 Census. Union District, Crittenden Co KY, p.58, Hh 162
Cav. C. Waddle, age 55, farmer, b. VA as were his parents
Mary R. 47, wife, b. KY, parents b. TN
Robert Henry, son, 26. John C., son, 21. William H., son 17. Thomas L., son, age 15. Mary Francis, daughter, 13. Florence E., dau, 11. Laura Lemon, dau, age 9. Dena C., daughter, age 7. Lawrence E., son, 5. Charley M., son, age 3.

By 1900, only remnants of Calvin's family were left in Crittenden Co - the rest of his siblings, etc., seem to have all moved away.
Union Dist, Hh 24
John C., b. Aug 1860, age 39, married for 6 years.
Mickey J., wife, b. Mar 1863, age 37, has had one child
Clarence A., son, b. Mar 1886, age 14 [apparently not John C.'s son]
Jolina McNelly, mother, b. Feb 1828, age 72, widowed [apparently the wife's mother]
Hh 25
Lawrence E. Waddell, b. Jul 1874, age 25, married 3 months
Mary A., wife, b. Mar 1880, age 20.
Dennie C. Waddell, sister, b. Feb 1872, age 28, single
Robert H. Waddell, brother, b. Feb 1854, age 46, widowed
Charles M. Waddell, brother, b. Mar 1876, age 24, single
Lillie Waddell, niece, b. Nov 1877, age 12 [Robert's child?]
Hh 85
Thomas L. Waddell, b. Sept 1865, age 34, married 14 years
Provie, wife, b. Mar 1872, age 28, has had two children
Roy K., son, b. Mar 1887, age 13. William J. son, b. Aug 1897, age 2.

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Eliza WADDILL126,127,128 was born in April 1826 in Virginia. She died on 26 April 1902 at the age of 76.

1850. 1st District, Crittenden Co KY, Hh 236
Marshall Waddell, age 19, b. VA.
Eliza age 22, b. VA. William age 4 b. KY and Frances age 2 b. KY.
They were living in the household of William Redd age 28, b. KY, a wood chopper, along with Samuel McDaniel age 29, b. S.C., William Smith, age 17 and Samuel Smith age 16, b. KY. By 1860, Eliza had married William Redd and her two children had taken his surname.

1860. West half of Crittenden Co KY. P.O. Dycusburg. Hh 278
Wm Redd, age 38, Miller & farmer, b. KY
Elisa age 32, b. VA
Wm age 13 and Mary F. age 11, both b. KY
Anderson "Waddle" age 30, b. Virginia and Wm Waddle age 24, b. KY

1870. Prec. 2, Crittenden Co KY, p.364, Hh 18
Wm Redd, age 48, b. KY
Eliza Redd, 43, b. VA
Wm Redd Jr, age 24, b.KY

1880. Crittendon Co KY, Dycusburg, p.48, Hh 239
Eliza Redd, age 45. [She must have meant 55!]
William, son, age 34, farmer.
Next door was the household of William Travis whose wife was Mary F., age 31, b. KY - she may very well be Eliza's daughter. In 1870, the Travis family had been on the same page as William & Eliza, but at that time she was listed as "Frances".

1900 Census. Marion, Crittendon Co KY, p.2, Hh 25
William "Reed", b. Mar 1846, age 54, married 13 years
Joe A., wife, b. Jul 1853, has had two children.
Stella, dau, b. Jan 1888, age 11. Willie T., dau, b. Jun 1892, age 7
Lizzie, mother, b. Apr 1826, age 74, widowed, b. VA as were her parents.

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Martha Jane WADDILL was born between 1825 and 1830 in Virginia.

1840 Census. Christian Co KY.
Noel Waddill: 2m under 5 [Robert V. & William], 2m age 5-10 [Marshall & Anderson], 1m 10-15 [Calvin], 1m 15-20 [Laban], 1m 40-50 [Noel]
1f age 5-10 [Mary], 2f 10-15 [Eliza & ???], 1f 30-40 [Seletha]

1850. 2nd District, Caldwell Co KY, Hh 469
Noel Waddell, age 54, Farmer, b. VA
Silety, age 48, b. VA.
Mary, age 15, William age 13, Volney age 11, Wilmouth age 9, and Henry age 7, all born VA
John Butler, age 39, b. VA. Jane age 14, b. VA. [This age is probably wrong - this is probably an unidentified daughter who was age 10-15 in 1840.]
From a descendant of this family:
I found a document for the marriage of John Butler and Martha Jane Waddell, on Jan. 17, 1850. She is listed as the daughter of Noel. It was witnessed by Calvin Waddell.

Marriage bond for John Butler and Miss Martha Jane Waddill, dated 15 Jan 1850. Bond by the groom, John Butler, and C. C. Waddill. Caldwell Co KY. There was a permission from Noel Waddill, father of the bride.

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Anderson WADDILL129 was born in 1830 in Virginia.126

1870. 3rd Prec. Crittendon Co KY, Hh 97
Marshall Waddell, age 37, b. VA
Malinda, 35, b. KY
Children b. KY: Young 14, Henry 11, Samuel 10, Fannie 7, Minta W. 5, Dick age 1.
Anderson Waddell, age 39, b. KY

Anderson is said to have married Mary Jane Reynolds, 20 Oct 1874, Crittendon Co KY.

However, in 1880, I found this A. M. Waddell living in Louisville, Jefferson Co KY and a boarder in what appeared to be a large hotel:
A. M. Waddell, age 50, b. AL, parents born AL - right age but wrong birthplaces.
R. A. Waddell, wife of A. M. W., age 46, b. TN, parents b. TN
Bettie A., age 20, daughter of A.M. W., b. TN

Much is not known about the Waddill family relationships. It is interesting that there was another Anderson - Anderson M. Waddell of Lynchburg, VA. Possibly this Anderson was named for this earlier man.
Caswell County NC DB S, p.224 1 May 1818 Thomas Stamps of Halifax Co VA to Anderson M. Waddell of Lynchburg, VA for $1750, 53 front ft. on Main St. in Milton which he purchased of Carter Atkinson. Wit: Saml. Settle, Thomas M. Rainey
DB S, p.194 31 Apr 1818 Anderson M. Waddall of Lynchburg, VA to Romulus M. Sanders for $5000, part of lot 23 in Milton of 53 ft. 4 ins. on Main St. Wit: Henry Hooper. This is interesting in that the date of this deed is April 31 - there is no such date; the sale also appears to have happened prior to the purchase.

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Marshall WADDILL129,130,131 was born in 1831 in Virginia.132 He died in 1911 at the age of 80 in Kentucky.

1850. 1st District, Crittenden Co KY, Hh 236
Marshall Waddell, age 19, b. VA.
Eliza age 22, b. VA. William age 4 b. KY and Frances age 2 b. KY.
They were living in the household of William Redd age 28, b. KY, a wood chopper, along with Samuel McDaniel age 29, b. S.C., William Smith, age 17 and Samuel Smith age 16, b. KY. By 1860, Eliza had married William Redd and her two children had taken his surname.

Marshall married Malinda E. Hamby on 3 Jun 1853, Crittenden Co KY. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Hamby and Sarah Brasher.

1860. West half of Crittendon Co KY, Hh 279
"Martial Waddle" age 27, b. VA. Malinda age 23, b. KY
Children: Young, age 5, Henry age 2, and Samuel 2 months.

1870. 3rd Prec. Crittendon Co KY, Hh 97
Marshall Waddell, age 37, b. VA
Malinda, 35, b. KY
Children b. KY: Young 14, Henry 11, Samuel 10, Fannie 7, Minta W. 5, Dick age 1.
Anderson Waddell, age 39, b. KY

1880. Crittenden Co KY, Dycusburg PO, p.39, Hh 72
Marshal Waddle, age 50, Farmer, b. VA as were his parents
Malinda, age 47, wife, b. KY as were her parents
[Neither could read or write which explains the various spellings of the names]
Young, son, age 25. Fannie 17, daughter. Samuel 15, son. Richard, 11, son.
Elizabeth, 23, daughter-in-law. Joseph S. B. age 5, grandson.
Bur Patterson, son-in-law, age 28. [Husband of Fannie?] Albert Patterson, age 1, grandson.


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Mary WADDILL was born in 1835 in Virginia.116

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William WADDILL126 was born in 1837 in Virginia.116

In 1860, William stated he was born in Kentucky. He was living with his sister Eliza and her husband, along with brother Anderson.

He married Mary Jane Hall, 26 Jul 1860, Crittenden Co KY.
I did find a Mary J. Hall in Crittenden Co in 1860:
Hh 197 Wm Hall, age 39 b. TN. Susan, 41, b. GA
Mary J. 17, b. MO. Susan, 14, b. MO. Wm, 12, b. MO. Leburn, 10, b. KY. Johnathan, 7, b. KY. Geo. W. 5, b. KY. James H. 3, b. KY

I could not find William & Mary in 1870.

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Robert Volney WADDILL117,133 was born in 1839 in Virginia.116

Probably listed as Volney in 1850, Robert in 1860 when he was living with his older brother Calvin. The youngest child, Henry is also there - I suspect their parents have died.

Robert married M. L. Montgomery on 14 Apr 1862, Crittenden Co KY

1870, Prec. 3, Crittenden Co KY, Hh 37. Next door to brother Calvin.
Robt V. Waddell, age 32, b. VA
Jas. W., age 5, b. KY and Duckey, age 3, b. KY [male - was he perhaps Dickey?]

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Selethia Wilmouth WADDILL117 was born in 1841 in Kentucky.116

Although this child was listed as a "male" in 1850, I think it most likely it is the Seleta "Waddle", age 18, living with Calvin C. Waddle in 1860. The name Wilmouth is most often used for females, particularly in the Walters family.

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Henry WADDILL was born in 1843 in Kentucky.116

Henry, age 14, was living with his big brother Calvin in 1860.