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164. Edward WALTERS was born in 1814. He died before November 1862 at the age of 48 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

1850 Census. Williamson Co TN, Hh 780
Edward "Waters" age 36, b. Virginia
Sarah E. age 35, b. TN
Mary J. age 6
Labun, age 4.
Slave Schedule: female age 22, male age 22, male age 5, male age 4, male age 3 [very faded on page but there is one more - I believe a 2-year-old male]

1860 Census. Williamson Co TN, Eastern Subdiv. Hh 121
Edward "Waters" age 46. $10,800 in real estate; $10,000 in personal property [12 slaves, see later], b. TN
S. E., female, age 44
M. J., female age 15
L., male, age 14
Joseph, age 4.
Slave Schedule: Edward Warters: Male age 34, mulatto. All others listed as Black. Female age 32, female age 24, male age 15, male age 14, male age 12, male age 11, female age 10, female age 6, male age 4, female age 3, and a male age 1.

Williamson Co, TN Estate Papers; FamilySearch.org
Edward Walters - 1862. Wife - Sarah E. Walters
Children: Laban Walters, Joseph Walters, Mary (Mrs. D. M.) Slayden
Chancery Court: N.N. Cox vs Laban Walters

Edward Walters' Will was recorded Nov Term 1862.
After all debts and funeral expenses paid, wife Sarah E. Walters to have control of whole estate and manage & cultivate the farm to educate & clothe the children they arrive at age or marry, during her widowhood or natural life. Upon her marriage or death, the whole estate to be divided equally between wife and children. Wife Sarah E. Walters to be Executrix without giving any security. Dated 8 Sept 1862. Signed in a very shaky hand "Edward Walters"
Wit: Isaac T. Vaughan, B. H. Paschall


27 Mar 1874. N. N. Cox filed a suit against Sarah E. Walters and her sons Laban and Joseph. In 1862, Edward Walters had died leaving his widow Sarah E. and children Laban, Joseph, and Mary Walters who has since married D. M. Slayden. Mary had arrived and full age and was seeking division of the property as stated in the will. Mary had sold her interest and share to Cox. He is demanding the property be divided or sold, by his attorneys, Campbell, McEwan & Bullock.

30 Mar 1874. Answer of defendants Laban Walters and Sarah E. Walters. It was true that Edward Walters, husband of Sarah, died about the time stated (1862). It was true that he had made a will and Sarah qualified as Executrix. Testate left survivors, the wife Sarah E. and children Mary J. Walters (now Slayden) and Laban and Joseph, the last of whom is a minor under age twenty one. Testate died owing a considerable amount of money which Sarah has paid out of her own means. There is a lien of $900 on the estate. These respondents know nothing about the sale of Mary Slayden's interest in her father's estate. Sarah has always been of the opinion she has a life estate in the lands that have been in her possession since her husband's death. The answer was signed R. [Randolph] M. Ewing who was apparently not only the lawyer but served as Guardian ad litum of Joseph Walters who was about age 19 or 20.

Chancery Court, Apr Term 1874
N.N. Cox vs Laban Walters et al
18 Apr 1874.
Decree was made that it was the testator's intent that the wife was to continue management and control of the estate until her death or remarriage and not to be divided until one or the other occurred. She is still living and is still a widow. The estate is vested in the children but the division is to take place in the future when one of the contingencies happens. The bill to divide the estate is to be dismissed. The defendants appealed to the next term of the Supreme Court.

Edward WALTERS and Sarah E. "Sallie" CROCKETT were married on 28 September 1843 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Sarah E. "Sallie" CROCKETT was born in 1816 in Tennessee. She died in 1894 at the age of 78 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

1880 Census. 8th Dist, Williamson Co, TN, Hh 56
Sallie Walters, age 63, b. TN, parents b. VA
Joseph, 24, son, Farmer
Julia, 24, daughter-in-law
Mary Jane Sladen, 30, daughter
Eoline Walters, age 4 months, born March, granddaughter

Edward WALTERS and Sarah E. "Sallie" CROCKETT had the following children:

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Mary Jane WALTERS was born in 1845 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Mary J. Walters married Daniel M. Slayden, 20 Nov 1870, Williamson Co TN.

1880 Census. 8th Dist, Williamson Co, TN, Hh 56
Sallie Walters, age 63, b. TN, parents b. VA
Joseph, 24, son, Farmer
Julia, 24, daughter-in-law
Mary Jane Sladen, 30, daughter
Eoline Walters, age 4 months, born March, granddaughter

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Laban WALTERS was born in 1847 in Williamson County, Tennessee. He died before 1878 at the age of 31.

There are estate papers in Williamson Co TN for Laban Walters Jr. dated 1878 - a record of inventory and settlement. There are files for Laban Sr. and for Lindsey L. [Laban] Walters which can be accounted for as this man's grandfather and uncle, respectively. The heirs listed were his mother, brother and sister so he never married nor had issue.

Laban was alive in 1874, when there was a lawsuit regarding the estate of his father, Edward Walters.

On 30 Mar 1878, J. R. Carothers, Admr of Laban Walters, filed his report of the Inventory. It was confirmed at the April term of court. The report is dated 22 Mar 1878.
The following notes were listed:
L. H. Holt, Thos. Holt & Frank Wilson. $1000.00. Collection doubtful.
W. N. Cox payable to S. E. Walters, due 1 Jan 1877 - assigned by S. E. Walters to Laban Walters on 17 May 1875. Part paid.
James G. Crockett for $50.
Bill on J. E. Walters 1 Jan 1877 for $20.00
Listed after the bill, but said to be notes:
James Mahan due 1 Jun 1877 for $100.00
Note on John P. Owen, dated 15 Oct 1874, payable 1 Jan 1876 to Jas. H. Wilson for $450 and assigned by Wilson to N. N. Cox and by W. M. Cox assigned to Laban Walters, on 23 Dec 1875. Some paid by N. N. Cox. Disputed.
Note on J. E. Walters, Mary E. Walters, and W. C. Walters, $119.00. Good.
Claim on some parties in West Tennessee for an interest in a mule for which $23 was realized. 1878.
Horse saddle & bridle sold to Jo Walters, 18 Mar 1878, for $60.
Signed: Jas. R. Carothers, Admr.

Settlement filed 14 Nov 1878; Recorded April Term, 1879.
Carothers had received the payments on the notes - a total of $1465.75.
Expenses for the estate including a payment for $203 to a doctor and $80 for burial case and expenses for collecting money from West Tennessee, and other amounts, left $911.07 in the estate.
Paid to legatees:
6 Apr 1878 - to Sallie E. Walters, $55; to Mary J. Sladen, $55, to E. J. Walters, $55
17 Jun 1878 - to Sallie E. Walters, $200; to Mary J. Sladen, $200; to E. J. Walters, $200
Total of $765.00. [Sallie his mother - Mary his sister - Joseph his brother]
On the 14th of Nov 1878, with Mrs. Pattie Carothers, Executor of James R. Carothers, dec'd, the settlement was examined. $146.71 was still due the estate of Laban Walters, dec'd. E. J. Walters qualified as administrator de bonis non on the estate of Laban Walters and Mrs. Carothers executed a note to him for the balance. All parties were of age and present. Signed: Thos. F. Perkins, Clerk by J. H Crockett, Deputy Clerk.

Summons issued to Mrs. J. R. Carothers (admx) of James R. Carothers, admr of Laban Walters (Dec'd), to appear in court in Franklin on 14 August to render account of the estate of Laban Walters. Signed 8 Aug 1882. There is nothing in the file to indicate any more information about this Summons.

There is a paper in the file of Laban Walters Jr. that should have been filed with Laban Walters Sr. It says "Laban Walters, Inventory, 1854". Lists only three items - one old still, a pair of card, one spining wheel. Signed Edward Watters, who was admin of the older Laban's estate.

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E. Joseph WALTERS was born in 1856 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Joseph is also found in estate papers of his brother as E. J. Walters and Jo Walters - quite possibly he was Joseph Eli, or Eli Joseph Walters.

1880 Census. 8th Dist, Williamson Co, TN, Hh 56
Sallie Walters, age 63, b. TN, parents b. VA
Joseph, 24, son, Farmer
Julia, 24, daughter-in-law
Mary Jane Sladen, 30, daughter
Eoline Walters, age 4 months, born March, granddaughter

The only Williamson Co marriage for a Joseph is Joseph Watters to Lucy Tanner, 17 Jan 1878.