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28. Moses WALTERS17,64,66,67 was born in 1770 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.18 He died in 1850 at the age of 80 in Smith County, Texas.18

Franklin Co GA Tax list of 1798 includes Moses Walters.

DEEDS OF FRANKLIN CO GA, 1784-1826; Martha Walters Acker; 1976
Deed Book NNN, Page 121: Deed dated Ga. 30 April 1798, rec. (no date), from Moses Walters and wife Elizabeth of Franklin Co. to Robert Walters of same. In cons. of $200, conveys 43 ac. in Franklin Co., being part of land wereon said Moses Walters now lives, adj. Peter Walters ... (Note - the remainder off this deed is missing).
DB RRR, p.170-171 5 Nov 1808; Rec. 14 Oct 1809 Moses Walters & wife Elizabeth to Robert Walters SR [his brother who has become the senior Robert since the death of their father] and Joseph Walters [son of Robert] for $1100. 200 acres, tract where sd Moses now lives; begin at wagon ford of Big Shoal Crk running the dividing ridge bet waters of Big Shoal and the Tugalo River agreeable to the will of Robert Walters, dec'd; adj line of Robert Walters and Samuel Walters; adj William Cauthon's line & the line made by Robert & Moses Walters. Wit: Boley Conner, Samuel Walters, Charles Walters. Conner made oath before Eli Bryan JP on 11 Apr 1809.
[Samuel would be his brother as there are no nephews named Samuel. Charles was a son of Elijah and a nephew to Moses.]

Moses is said have left Franklin Co by 1808, but he was still buying land on Shoal Creek as late as May of 1816. He received a grant for 1 league and 1 labor at the land office in Nacogdoches, TX, 1835. All his sons are said to have gone to Texas with him. Censuses show some of the grandchildren to have been born in Mississippi so possibly the families were there in between Georgia and Texas.

The Walters book says they moved to Madison Co, MS Territory [AL] in 1812, then Shelby Co AL, then Yazoo Co MS, finally to Smith Co TX.

Robert B. Walters found the following in the 1820 census for Shelby Co AL: George, Moses, & Tillman - all white males over the age of 21. There are land patents to a Moses Walters in Fayette & Tuscaloosa Counties in AL but the dates range from 1839 to 1858 - I would think this is a different man.

Moses Walters' name appears on the Tax Lists of 1837, 1839, 1840 & 1845 for Nacogdoches Co, TX He received land grants #27 & 91 for land in Nacogdoches Co.

List of sons found on
<http://user.txcyber.com/~giones/walters.htm>
Also on WorldConnect on page posted by Patricia Mills <netcomhwy@aol.com>, updated 26 Jun 2002.

May be buried in Vanzandt Co TX according to Walters book.

1850 Census. Moses was living with his son Andrew in Cherokee Co TX.

From NACOGDOCHES COUNTY FAMILES by the Nacogdoches Co Genealogical Society, VanZandt Co Library, Canton, TX.
Moses Walters Family
Moses Walters, my great grandfather, left Mississippi in December 1835 with seven grown sons and descended on what was then the Department of Nacogdoches, later known as Cherokee County [TX]. His ancestors left Scotland, came to Virginia, then to Georgia where his parents died. His plantation in Mississippi was where the city of Jackson is now located. He came from a family of seven boys. His father, Robert, in his will named them as William, John, Robert, Elijah, Peter, Samuel, and Moses. He also named four daughters; Betsey, Susannah, Hannah, and Mary, none of whom came to Texas as far as the records show.
Moses was born in 1789. [this date not possible] He married Elizabeth Cauthon, daughter of William Cauthon of Franklin Co, GA. They were parents of seven sons: Robert, Wade Hampton, Andrew C., Boly C., Charles Mote, Tillman, & George T. The names of Moses' sisters [daughters?] are unknown but it is understood that they were married and stayed in either Mississippi or Georgia.
Moses received grant #27 for 1 league and 1 labor of land upon condition of paying seven dollars for each labor of irrigable land, five dollars for each labor of arable land and two dollars and forty cents for each labor of pasture land. The town of Sacul is on Moses Walters' Survey.
There are sixteen headrights in Texas in the Walters name. The main headright is in Cherokee County.
Moses is buried with his wife, Elizabeth, in the Starrville Cemetery on the Walters estate at Starrville or at Mt. Pisgah. The marker has been destroyed.
By Velma Walters Moore.

Moses WALTERS and Elizabeth CAWTHON were married in 1789.17 Elizabeth CAWTHON, daughter of William CAWTHON and Rhoda PAYNE, was born on 17 November 1771 in Virginia.17 She died about 1840 at the age of 69 in Starrville, Nacogdoches County, Texas.17

The Walters book gives Elizabeth Cauthon as a daughter of Charles Cawthon & ??? Wommack in the Cawthon section. [p.48-49] Later in the book is a copy of an article about the Moses Walters Family which appeared in a genie society compilation written by a descendant of Moses & Elizabeth and the article states that Elizabeth was the daughter of William Cawthon [insert bef p.451].

Moses WALTERS and Elizabeth CAWTHON had the following children:

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Tillman WALTERS.

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George T. WALTERS17,68 was born about 1794 in Franklin County, Georgia.64 He died after 1875 at the age of 81 in Hood County, Texas.17

George T. has said to have never married; however, there was a white female over the age of 21 in his household in Shelby Co AL in 1820. He was in TX by December of 1835 when he was awarded Certificate #21 for 1 League & 1 Labor of land. He first appeared on the tax list of Nacogdoches Co TX in 1837.

In March of 1836, George joined Capt Bryant's cavalry company of Col. Cleveland's Regt & also served in Capt Collin's Co in 1836. He received Bounty Warrant #1790 for 320 acres of land. A. C. Walters & G. L. Ramsdale of Hood Co TX affirmed his service in the Texas War.

In 1850, George was in Henderson Co TX, age 56, b. GA. Also in the same household was Susan Walters, 65, b. SC, William S. Wolf, 18 & b. TN, and Elizabeth Wolf, 13, b. AR. It would appear that Susan might be a Walters widow with two of her grandchildren living with her.

George is thought to be buried in an unmarked grave in Hood Co TX. there is a book A TEXAS SCRAP-BOOK, written in 1875 by D.W.C. Baker, that lists a George T. Walters, age 80, as a resident of Hood Co TX in 1875.

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Robert S. WALTERS17,64,69 was born about 1799 in Franklin County, Georgia.64 He died in 1865 at the age of 66 in Nacogdoches County, Texas.64

Robert's first wife was Elizabeth or Eliza Tubb; married (2) to Martha Caroline Atwood 14 Dec 1848, Rusk, Cherokee Co TX. Robert ran a ferry across the Sabine River in Smith Co TX. There is a Texas Historical Roadside Marker at this location.

When Charles M. Walters, his brother, died in 1847, his Administrator conveyed to Robert Walters 960 acres of his land - he did establish his homestead on these lands.
Robert's name was on the 1823 and 1825 tax lists for Yazoo Co, MS; 1835 in Attala Co MS. He first appeared on the tax lists for Nacogdoches Co TX in 1837 - this was following his service in the Texas War.

Robert served in the E. W. Collins Sabine Volunteers during the Texas War of Independence. He was musters out 6 Jul 1836.

1850 Smith Co TX shows him to be 51 years of age. He owned 4 slaves as shown on the Slave Schedule for that year. Martha C. Walters was then only 2-, b. AL. Charles M. was age 5 months.

After Robert died, Martha Atwood Walters married again to John Hughes Whitaker by whom she had two children.

Both Robert and Martha are buried in the Redland Cemetery, located on the old Robert Walters homestead in Nacogdoches County.

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Boley Conner WALTERS17,64,70 was born about 1802 in Franklin County, Georgia.64 He died on 27 August 1856 at the age of 54 in Cherokee County, Texas.17,64

Boley's second wife was a Nancy. The name of his first wife is unknown.
Boley appeared on the 1823 Tax List in Yazoo Co MS. He first came to Texas in 1835 and was awarded Certificate #167 for 1 League & 1 Labor of land, and obtained other patents in Smith Co TX. He was on the 1846 Poll list for Henderson Co TX.

According to the 1850 Census, Boley was a Minister. He served the Mt. Zion Church in Nacogdoches Co in 1843. B. C. Walters, age 48, b. GA. Nancy age 45, b. TN. All the children born in TX. Pleasant H. age 14, Tillman 12, John 10, Phelix H. 8, Lucinda 6 and Sarah Jane 4.

1860 Census. Bosque Co, TX, Hh 156
Nancy Walters, 52, Farmer, b. TN
John, 20, b. TX, as were all the children. Felix H. 18, Lucinda 16, Sarah J., 14 Clarinda B. age 9

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Andrew Chisum WALTERS.

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Charles Mote WALTERS17,64,71 was born about 1807.64 He died in 1846 at the age of 39 in Smith County, Texas.64

Charles married Mary Medford about 1828. She was b. 19 Dec 1813 in Rutherford Co TN and d. 30 Apr 1873, Walters Bluff, Smith County, TX

Charles was on the 1835 tax list in Attala Co MS and emigrated to TX soon after. By 1837 he was on the Tax List for Nacogdoches Co TX.

Petition for Administration of his estate was filed on 27 Sep 1847 in Smith County TX. He had great quantities of land, over 5000 acres, to include 1/2 interest in 1100 acres in the Robert Walters Survey in Smith County.

The 1850 Census for Smith Co TX lists Mary Walters as 40 years of age; 6 slaves were listed on the slave schedule. Children on this census: George T.; 20, b. MS, Whitson H., 19, b. MS; Lucinda 17, b. MS; Moses 15, b. MS. Then the rest born in TX: Robert 13, Margaret 11, Milley 9, Leah E. 7, and Cynthia 5. [Other older children were Isham and Dock.]

The Walters Family Cemetery is on the homestead of Charles Walters and member of his family are buried here - there are no markers. This site is also know as Walters Bluff.

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Wade Hampton WALTERS.