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103. Joel Brown WALTERS11,16,54 was born on 26 March 1816 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.54 He died on 14 February 1893 at the age of 76.54

Pittsylvania Co Deeds. Abstracts of deeds of gift [1767-1850]
Posted on RootsWeb Message Board.
Aug 1834. John Walters to Joel B. Walters, gift of land.

Joel Brown Walters, married Katherine Coleman, daughter of Col. Stephen Coleman & Polly Williams of Warrenton, North Carolina. They had ten children; we know of only three. [I found 6 more listed in the 1850 & 1860 censuses and the 10th buried Walters cemetery as a 4-year-old]] "They settled in the west. " This statement was somewhat erroneous - they moved from Pittsylvania Co across the state line to Caswell Co NC.

Pittsylvania Co Va Marriages:
Joel B. Walters to Catharine R. Coleman 7 Dec 1838. Dau of Ste. Coleman, sur. Thomas E. Coleman.

1850 Census, Pittsylvania Co, p.124b, Household 825. Joel "V" Walters, age 34, Cathrine age 33, Henry A. age 10, Cassius age 8, Thomas C. age 5, Mary F, age 3 [marked as a male], John F. age 6 months. Elizabeth Epperson, age 24 living with the family.

Nathaniel P. Thomas had left 500 acres in Caswell Co to his youngest son Junius when Nathaniel died in 1851 - he called it the "Crowder tract". The property was sold on his behalf in 1853 [Junius was still a minor] - probably at the time all that family was moving to Arkansas. Joel Brown Walters purchased the property for $4,630 according to a descendant. The plantation was then named North Bend, and Joel lived there until his death. Joel and Nathaniel's wife Rebecca were 1st cousins through their Stamps ancestors, 2nd cousins through their Walters ancestors.

1860 Census. Caswell Co, NC. Hh 420
J. B. Walters, age 44. C. R. ,female, age 43.
Henry S., age 20, T. C., male, age 14. M. J. age 13, female. Jno. age 10. A. S., male, age 8. All born in Virginia
J. B. Walters, Jr. age 3, male. E. C., age 1, female. The two youngest born in NC.

1870 Census. Dan River Twp, Caswell Co NC
Joel Walters, age 54, b. VA. Catharine, 53, b. VA
John 20. Sidney 18. Joel 13. Catherine 11. Charlie 8.

1880 Census. Dan River Twp, Caswell Co NC Hh 286
Joel Walters, age 64, farmer, b. VA as were his parents
Catherine, age 63, wife, b. VA as were her parents
Joel Jr., son, age 23, b. NC
Kate, age 21, daughter, b. NC
Charlie, son, age 18, b. NC

Joel and Catherine are buried in North Bend Cemetery, Blanche, Caswell County, North Carolina. Also sometimes called the Walters Family Cemetery, as only members of this family are buried there. Joel built his home about 1859 a few miles east of Blanche and called it "North Bend."

Location - on Culver Rd. (SR-1531) near Blanch NC on a farm known as North Bend.
Website includes photos
Walters, Cassius Emelius   (b. 30 Nov 1842 - d. 1858) Son of Joel Brown and Catherine Coleman Walters
Walters, Catherine Coleman   (b. 8 Apr 1817 - d. 15 Aug 1901) wife of Joel Brown Walters. married 1836.
Walters, Emmaline P. Mebane   (b. 20 Apr 1864 - d. 18 Aug 1896) Wife of Joel Brown Walters, Jr.
Walters, Henry Alford   (b. Mar 1840 - d. 1862) Son of Joel Brown and Catherine Coleman Walters
Walters, Joel Brown   (b. 26 Mar 1816 - d. 14 Feb 1893) husband of Catherine Coleman Walters. married 1836.
Walters, Joel Brown, Jr.   (b. 24 Jan 1857 - d. 18 Mar 1934) Son of Joel Brown and Catherine Coleman Walters. Husband of Emmaline P. Mebane Walters.
Walters, Thomas Coleman   (b. 11 Aug 1845 - d. 10 Dec 1864) Son of Joel Brown and Catherine Coleman Walters. Killed in Civil War. Messenger in Company C 3rd NC Cavalry CSA.
Walters, Virginia Fanny   (b. 15 May 1854 - d. 1859) Daughter of Joel Brown and Catherine Coleman Walters

Joel Brown WALTERS and Catherine COLEMAN were married on 7 December 1838 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.37,38 Catherine COLEMAN16,52, daughter of Steven COLEMAN and Mary "Polly" WILLIAMS, was born on 24 July 1819 in Virginia. She died on 15 August 1901 at the age of 82 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

Catherine said to be the 11th child in her family. She had a twin brother, Thomas Edward Coleman.

Said born 24 Jul 1819 in some genealogies, but her grave marker supposedly says 8 Apr 1817. The stone as pictured online has only "Walters" and does not appear to have dates. The same data with the birth year as 1817, also says the couple married in 1836 and it was 1838.

Joel Brown WALTERS and Catherine COLEMAN had the following children:



Henry Alford WALTERS was born in March 1840 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He died in 1862 at the age of 22.



Cassius Emelius WALTERS was born on 30 November 1842 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.11 He died in 1858 at the age of 16.
Cassius did not appear in the 1860 census with the family. May have died young.



Thomas Coleman WALTERS was born on 11 August 1845 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.11 He died on 10 December 1864 at the age of 19 in Sussex Court House, Virginia.

The company, originally known as the "Caswell Rangers," was enlisted at Yanceyville, Caswell County, for twelve months service. The original recruits were principally from Caswell County. It was mustered into Confederate States service March 14, 1862, for three years or the war as "Captain H. W. Reinhartt's Company in the Edmondston's Battalion of Cavalry of North Carolina Volunteers." Edmondston's Battalion failed to complete its organization and was never recognized by the Confederate War Department. The activities of the company from the time of organization and muster-in until it was assigned to the 41st Regiment N. C. Troops (3rd Regiment N. C. Cavalry) on September 3, 1862, are not known. On that date it became Company C of that regiment, and the activities of the company after that date are reported as part of the regimental history.Roster included:
Jackson Walters
Thomas C. Walters

From Caswell County's WorldConnect file:
Thomas Coleman Walters died in the Civil War at Sussex Courthouse, Virginia, 10 December 1864. When Thomas Coleman Walters was killed John Green Lea made sure that the body was transported back to Caswell County for burial at "North Bend." Lea also gave Thomas's sword to his mother, Katherine Coleman Walters. The Walters family is in possession of a letter written for John Green Lea by his second wife Mildred in which he describes how Thomas Coleman Walters was killed. Apparently, Thomas Coleman Walters was on a horse just in front of Lea at the time. The letter was written to Charles Stephen Walters, brother of Thomas Coleman Walters. John Green Lea was an honorary pall bearer at the funeral of John Ferdinand Walters, a was Sandy Banks Moore.

Actually, at the time Thomas Walters was killed, he was buried nearby and moved at some later time. Here is a transcript of the letter.

March 18, 1932

Dear Charlie:

Your brother Thomas was in my co. which was Cas. Co. 3 - NC. Cav. He volunteered in the early spring of 1864 at the age of 18. Was in service about two months and was killed in the first battle he was in. The place was near Belfield, N.C. He was just in front of me when he was shot through the chest - then struck on the head with a gun. I saw him fall from his horse. I just went to him as soon as I could. Took his body to a near by farm house, had him buried then notified your father. Thomas was an all around fine fellow,. Loved by his comrades and a brave soldier. The oficers were Capt. John Hatchett and Lieut. Steve Rice (both dead).

With kindest regards,

I am Sincerely

John G. Lea

PS Mr. Lea is very feeble, so I am writing for him. His Bro. Sid died suddenly Wed - was buried yesterday.


Note that someone apparently wrote on this letter the following in a different handwriting:
"& Col. Danninger/Banninger/Danningen/Banningen" [one of the commanding officers]
"He was with the Yanceyville Grays"
"His remains were later interred in the Walters cemetery near Blanch, NC"



Mary J. WALTERS was born in 1847 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.11



John F. WALTERS11 was born in 1849 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

John was 6 months at the time of the 1850 census.



A. Sidney WALTERS (private).



Virginia Fanny WALTERS was born on 16 May 1854. She died in 1859 at the age of 5.



Joel Brown WALTERS.



Catherine "Kate" WALTERS.



Charles Stamps WALTERS.