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57. Abigail MCBEE33 was born in 1794 in Tennessee.29 She died between 1870 and 1880 at the age of 76 in Washington County, Arkansas.

Abigail MCBEE and William WALTERS were married on 15 June 1818 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. William WALTERS33,138,139, son of Obediah WALTERS and Abigail MCBEE, was born in 1794 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He died in 1882 at the age of 88 in Washington County, Arkansas.

MILITARY: William Walters was a veteran of the War of 1812. Served as a private in the 2 Regt [Lillard's] of the East Tennessee Volunteers.

1830 Grainger Co TN
William Waters. 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40 [William would be about 36]. 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 30-40 [Abigail]

1840 Grainger Co TN. This is too young and probably the William son of John & Rhoda Walters.....
William Walters. 1m -5, 1m 20-30, 1f -5, 1f 20-30

Although most databases give William's wife as Abigail McBee, it seems terribly coincidental to me, since that was also William's mother's name. However, it does seem to be the case.

1850 Washington Co AR, Clear Creek Twp
Hh 74 William Waters, age 57, b. VA. Abigail, age 57, b. TN
Laborn, age 26, Israel 23, Marget 15, William 11. Children all born in TN

1860 Washington Co AR, Elm Springs
Hh 2 William Walters, age 66, b. Virginia. Abagol age 66, b. TN. Harvey age 30, b. TN. Thomas, age 20, b. TN.
Next door, Hh 3
Isrel Walters, age 31, b. TN. Cathrine, 24, b. IL. William 8, Thomas 5, Ann 2. Children all born in Arkansas.

1870 Washington Co AR, Elm Springs.
Hh 6. T. J. Waters, age 30, b. TN. William age 78, b. VA. A., age 76, b. TN
Next door was L. H. Waters, age 49, b. TN.

William Walters, age 88, b. TN, but his parents born in VA, is found living with his son Thos. G. Walters, age 38, in Springdale, Washington Co, AR in 1880.