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33. ARCHIBALD "Archer" WALTERS4,5,35,106,107,108 was born between 1770 and 1780.1 He died in 1846 at the age of 76 in Caswell County, North Carolina.109

Censuses indicate Archibald was born between 1770 and 1780,

The following may be this Archer witnessing a deed of his father's. If so he had to be at least age 14 or born by 1778. Could also be his uncle of the same name, particularly given the location on the upper Double Creek and the neighbors named.
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 9
p.290 18 Jul 1792 Robert Walters of Pittsylvania to Pleasant Shields. 22£ 10sh. Tract both sides of upper Double Creeks. Begin William Richardsons line & Daniel S. Farley's line near the old road, where the old road crosses on Richardsons line, thence his line, Shields line, up the creek, corner hickory of Nimrod Scotts line, Farley's line. 22 ½ acres.
Signed: Robert Walters Wit: Danl Farley, Betsy Walters, Archer Walters, John (I) Hall, Littleberry (X) Shields, Jonathan Hill, William Richardson. 17 Dec 1792. Proved by oaths of 3 witnesses. [Probably Betsy & Archer Walters who witnessed are two of Robert's children. His brother Archer has a wife Elizabeth but she had died a year before the date of this deed]

Archer Walters married Catey Stamps on 16 Oct 1798. The bondsman was William Walters. John Stamps, her father, gave permission. John Atkinson was the minister.

Pittsylvania Co Va DB 12
p.96 18 Jan 1800 Robert Walters to Archer Walters of Halifax. In consideration of love, good will & affection to the said Archer and for the better maintenance of the said Archer Walters, confirms to him a tract of 103a. In Pittsy Co. S side of lower double Crk; metes & bounds. Signed Robert Walters. Wit: Laban Walters, John Slaydon, Geo. Dodson
17 Feb 1800 ack by Robert Walters

The witness of this deed may be his uncle Archer, since it is on the upper double creeks and includes Samuel Walker & William Walker who would have been a brother-in-law and brother to the uncle.
Pittsylvania DB 13
p.98 22 May 1802 Henry Cook of Halifax to Achilles Whitlock . 177£, 2sh. Tract on upper double Crrek, 99 and ¼ acres. Begin at corner pine, metes & bounds. Signed: Henry Cook. Wit: Wm Barksdale, Samuel Walker, Bird Moore, Bartlett Cates, Presley Dodson, John Dismukes, Archer Walters, Jas. Richarson, Wm Walters, Robert Carter, Benjamin Marable, Stepn Edwards, Fleming Bates. 20 Sep 1802 Ack. By Henry Cook

This deed is also likely the uncle's since he is known to have been in Caswell Co about this time. The younger Archibald did not move to Caswell until about 1832. However Jackson Walters was young Archibald's brother.
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 15
p.81 29 Nov 1805 Jackson Walters to Archer Walters of Caswell Co NC. For $350. Tract of 125 acres in Pittsylvania on the Lower Double Creeks. Begin black walnut tree on S side of Creek, course with the sd Archer Walters line, red oak in Pillipses line. John Walterses line, down the meanders of the creek. Signed: Jackson Walters Wit: Thomas Walters, William Simpson, Lemuel Walters, John Dodson. 16 Dec 1805 presented by one of witnesses. 16 Jun 1806, ack by Jackson Walters. Polley the wife relinquished her right of Dower.

An Archibald Walters was a private in the 4th Regt (Greenhill's) Virginia Militia in the War of 1812. database.

1820 Census. Pittsylvania Co VA. Archer Walters enumerated next to Pleasant Waller.
1m -10 [Azariah], 2m 10-16 Alexander & Felix; 1m 26-45 [Archibald]; 3f under 10 [Martha, Mary Frances & Matilda]; 1f 10-16 [Permelia]; 2f 16-26 [Leannah & Rebecca]; 1f 26-45 [Catey].

Pittsylvania Co. Deeds of gift from Deed Books [1767-1850].
Abstracted on Pittsylvania Co Message Board.
Jan 1828 Archer Walters & wife Catherine to Alexander J. Walters, gift of land.

1830 Census. Pittsylvania co VA. Archd. Walters. 1m -5 [unknown], 1m 10-15 [Iverson], 1m 50-60 [Arch]. 1f 5-10 [Eliza], 1f 10-15 [Martha], 2f 15-20 [Mary & Matilda], 1f 50-60 [Catey]

Caswell Co Will Book M, July Court 1835
p.477 Inv and sale of estate of Andrew Harrison, 17 Apr 1835. Buyers included Wm. W. Richardson, Azariah Walters, Archibald Walters, Noel Burton.

Caswell Co Deed Books:
DB AA, p.380-2 18 Aug 1832 Willis D. Harrison & Martha his wife to Archibald Walters of Pittsylvania Co VA for $3641, 331 A on Dan River & Moon's Crk adj Everett, part of tract owned by Andrew Harrison Sen decd and conveyed by him to Willis D. Harrison, Jan 1827. Wit: Jno P. Richardson, John Everett, Azariah G. Walters [First land purchase in Caswell Co]
DB DD, p.247-8 10 Mar 1837 William W. Richardson to Stephen Sergent for $7000, 293 A & 59 pole on Dan River adj Azariah G. Walters, Archd Walters; to mouth of Hogan's Crk adj Evans B. Knight, Noel Burton. Ack.
DB DD, p.267 28 Apr 1837 John Everett to James R. Harrison for $66.10, 10 1/4 A said land sold him by James R. & Mary Harrison in 1832 and by mistake as it seems to be property of Archibald Walters on a side of Moon's Crk on mill road adj Azariah G. Walters. Wit: Azariah G. Walters.
DB EE, p.54 17 Sep 1838 Andrew Harrison, Clerk & Master, to Archibald Walters for $2355, 85 A on Moon's Crk with mills adj John P. Harrison old line, Azariah Walters. Wit: H. McAden

Caswell DB EE, p.259 1 Jul 1839 Archer Walters to daughter Rebecca Thomas, wife of Nathaniel P. Thomas, for love & Affection and $1, negro Mary with all her children now possessed by them and to be an extra donation not considered in distribution of estate. Wit: N. J. Palmer

NC Marriage Bonds: Archer Walters to Elizabeth Rice, 2 Jul 1840, Rockingham Co, Security: Robert J. Richar...[possibly Richards or Richardson, truncated], Witness: J. Holderby.

Caswell Co Will Books:
Book P:
Jan Court 1847; p.388 Allotment to Elizabeth Walters, widow of Archibald Walters dec'd.
p.400 Sale of property of Archibald Walters dec'd 29 Oct 1846. Buyers included sons Iverson B., Alexander, and A. G., as well as the widow Elizabeth Walters.
p.404 Property of Archbald Walters decd sold 7 Nov 1846 at his plantation in Pittsylvania Co VA. Buyers included Hugh Falding [Fallen], Pinkney B. Walters. By Azariah G. Walters, Admin.
p.405 Allotment to Elizabeth Walters, widow of Archibald Walters decd, her share of slaves, 37 in number, 9 of whom are held under terms of last will of James B. Rice of Pittsylvania Co who bequeathed them to Elizabeth Walters who had been wife of said Rice.
p.443 Inventory of property of Archibald Walters decd taken at his late residence 7 Oct 1846. Azariah G. Walters, adm.
p.450 Sale of negro slaves of Archibald Walters. A. J. Walters, Iverson Walters, & H. Fallen were among the buyers.
Book Q
p.170 Azariah G. Walters, adm in account with estate of Archibald Walters decd. Pd. John Kerr atty fee. A. G. Walters for hauling tobacco, clerks of Caswell & Pittsylvania Counties, Pd Thomas Day $25 for coffin; commission to A. G. Walters $318.20.

Survey: Plat represents tract of land belonging to the estate of Archibald Walters deceased, containing 345.9 acres on which 166 acres was laid off and assigned to the widow Elizabeth Walters and bounded as specified in the report of the Jury annexed. Surveyed June 17, 1847. Henry Bushnell, CCS.
Boundaries shown do not give neighbors. One is "Down the river" and shows 25.38 poles bordering a river. Moon's Crrek is one of the boundaries, as it empties into the River. There is also a boundary to the road and "with the road", which is probably the Mill Road.

The estate file of Archibald Walters shows his generousity to his children. The following list of advancements was noted.
Amount of Advancements made by Arhd Walters dec'd to his children during his Life
Nathaniel P. Thomas $919.00
Hugh Fallen $969.00
F. M. Walters $1100.00
A. J.Walters $780.00
Pleasant Woody $150.00
A. G. Walters $1240.00
James Carter $1300.00
Wm H. Haymes $1300.00
J. W. McKinsey $1465,00
John S. Waller $1500.00
Iverson B. Walters $1150.00

ARCHIBALD "Archer" WALTERS and CATHERINE "Catey" STAMPS were married on 16 October 1798 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1,32 CATHERINE "Catey" STAMPS, daughter of JOHN STAMPS and ELEANOR DODSON, was born about 1778 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1 She died in July 1839 at the age of 61.

Archer Walters and Catey Stamps, daughter of John Stamps who consents. Surety, William Walters. Married by Rev. John Atkinson, 16 Oct 1789.

Found in MARRIAGE & DEATH NOTICES, 1826-1845; GenealogyLibrary Online
Mrs. Archibald Walters died in Caswell County. Published 27 Jul 1839.

Archer married Elizabeth Richardson Rice 2 Jul 1840.

ARCHIBALD "Archer" WALTERS and CATHERINE "Catey" STAMPS had the following children:









Leannah S. WALTERS.



Alexander J. WALTERS.



Permelia F. WALTERS.



Azariah Graves WALTERS.



Matilda C. WALTERS.



Mary Frances WALTERS.



Martha C. WALTERS.



Iverson B. WALTERS was born on 1 April 1820.110

14 Nov 1849. Iverson B. Walters was appointed postmaster for Ringgold, Pittsylvania Co VA.

1850 Census. Pittsylvania Co VA
An Iverson J. Walters, age 35, manufacturer, b. VA, was living in the household of Thomas J. Shelton. There were five single men living together - possibly a small rooming house. The age is wrong, but Iverson likely did not give the information.

There is an E. Walters, 70 year old female, b. VA, in Caswell in 1860. Living with her was Thomas Turner, age 33.
Probably this is Elizabeth, stepmother of Iverson. I have no information about her death.
The household just previous was I. B. Walters, age 40, b. NC, a single man. I'm sure this would be Archibald's son and Elizabeth's stepson, Iverson - he did not marry until 1861.

Iverson B. Walters married Emily Griffeth, 26 Dec 1861, Rockingham Co NC.

1870 Census. Dan River Twp, Caswell, NC, Hh 337
Iverson Walters, 50, Farmer, b. VA
Emily 36
Priscilla Lawson, 13, house servant
William Harrison, 13, house servant



Ann Eliza WALTERS.

ARCHIBALD "Archer" WALTERS and Elizabeth RICHARDSON were married on 2 July 1840 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.111 Elizabeth RICHARDSON112, daughter of ?Robert RICHARDSON and Frances HARRISON, was born in 1785.

Elizabeth was first married to James Rice, 20 Dec 1824.
Frances Richardson, mother, gave permission for the marriage of Elizabeth and James Rice. Charles Lucas was bondsman. William Blair was the minister.
Elizabeth's age as 65 in 1850, indicates she was born circa 1785. Why would she need her mother's permission to marry? In 1860, she said she was age 70, but whichever is correct makes her considerably older than 21. It is also said she signed for herself.

Edmund Richardson is seen as Elizabeth's father, but unless there were two Edmund Richardson's that is incorrect. Edmund Richardson was the father of Ann Eliza Payne Richardson who married Azariah Graves Walters, a son of Archibald, as his first wife. I have not yet discovered who was Elizabeth's father and Frances's husband.

Confusion abounds surrounding the ladies Elizabeth and many errors are found online concerning the following three relationships.
1. This Elizabeth Richardson Rice, was the 2nd wife of Archibald Walters. Bondsman: Robert J. Richardson. Witness: J. Holderby. The date was 2 Jul 1840, Rockingham Co, NC. Her mother was the widow Frances Richardson; her first husband, James Rice.

2. An Elizabeth Richards [not Richardson] was the first wife of Archibald's uncle whose name was also Archibald Walters. As a much younger brother of Archibald's father, the uncle was likely only a few years older than his nephew and namesake. The marriage of the slightly older Archibald and Elizabeth Richards took place 23 Jan 1788 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Elizabeth was the daughter of Gabriel Richards and Mary Durrett. She died about four years after the marriage and Uncle Archibald married Edy Slayden, 18 Mar 1793. This family went to Tennessee circa 1810.

3. Ann Eliza [sometimes seen as Elizabeth] Payne Richardson married Archibald's son Azariah as above. They were married about 1832 - no marriage record has been found. Her parents were Edmund Richardson and Mary Dillard "Polly" Harrison. There is likely a relationship between Ann Eliza Payne Richardson and Elizabeth Richardson, but it is unknown at this time.

Lineage book by Daughters of the American Revolution - 1901, - Google Books Result
Mrs. Kate Holland Judkins
Born in Virginia.
Wife of William Duncan Judkins.
Descendant of Robert Richardson, of Virginia.
Daughter of Christopher Grant Holland and May Katherine Walters, his wife.
Granddaughter of Azariah Graves Walters and Elizabeth Payne Richardson, his wife.
Gr. - granddaughter of Edmund Richardson and Mary Harrison, his wife.
Gr. gr.- granddaughter of Robert Richardson and Frances Harrison, his wife.
Robert Richardson was a soldier and received land warrants for three
years' service in the Revolution.

Provided it is accurate, that lineage does certainly suggest that Elizabeth Richardson Rice who married Archibald Walters in his old age, 2 Jul 1840, Rockingham, was a sister to Edmund Richardson [therefore an aunt of Ann Eliza Payne Richardson Walters] and provides a name for the husband of the widow Frances Richardson who gave permission for Elizabeth to marry James Rice.

I did go to the DAR site and Kate Holland Judkins is the only applicant listed for Robert Richardson ....and there is a warning note "FUTURE APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE ". There apparently is not a complete proof of lineage to Robert Richardson now on file. This is somewhat different from the warning often seen as "Future Applicants Must Prove Correct Service".

Kate also applied under Robert Walters & John Stamps, both lines still acceptable.

1850 Census. Elizabeth Walters lived in Yanceyville in Caswell Co NC. Age 65. Value of Real Estate is $1666. Living with her is Iverson B. Carter age 24, born VA, and Susan Carter age 24, born in Caswell, and John, age 2. Also Mary Walters age 4, born in VA. [Mary is a step-grandchild, one of the orphaned daughters of Archibald's son Alexander; her sister Nancy, age 7, was living with her uncle Azariah Graves Walters in 1850. This would seem to guarantee this is indeed Archibald Walters' sidow.]

North Carolina Marriage Bonds show a marriage from Susan Gatewood to Iverson B. Carter on 27 Nov 1847 in Caswell Co. Next household to Elizabeth Walters is Rebecka Gatewood, age 75. I suspect there is some relationship between Elizabeth and the Gatewoods, but have no idea what it might be.

Later research shows that the relationship implied in this census is more likely to Iverson B. Carter who is believed to have been the grandson of Presley Carter and Anne Waddill. Presley's brother Charles Ewell Carter was married to Kesiah Walters, daughter of John who was a son of Thomas & Lucy Walters. Anne Waddill's nephew Noel had also married Selethia Walters, a daughter of Robert, and a granddaughter of Thomas & Lucy Walters. These families all well acquainted. Rebecka Gatewood, age 75, living next door was the step-grandmother of Susan Gatewood Carter.

There is an E. Walters, 70 year old female, b. VA, in Caswell in 1860. Living with her was Thomas Turner, age 33.
Probably this is Elizabeth. I have no information about her death.
The household just previous was I. B. Walters, age 40, b. NC, a single man. I'm sure this would be Archibald's son and Elizabeth's stepson, Iverson - he did not marry until 1861.