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329. Archibald Edmund WALTERS4,112 was born on 5 October 1842 in Caswell County, North Carolina.69 He died on 7 July 1919 at the age of 76 in North Carolina.

Archibald E. "Archie" married and had at least one son, Archibald G. as the son is named in the will of his grandfather in 1899.

The marriage record gives Archibald E. Walters' parents as A. G. and E. P. Walters. Parents of the bride, Mary E. Richardson, were Ro. P. and E. Richardson.

Walters, Archer E.: Co. A (17 May, 1862) promoted to Corporal in Sep. 1862, elected 2nd Sgt., 30 Apr 1863; he was wounded 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, returned to duty and appointed 1st Sgt., 31 Dec 1863, promoted to 2nd Lt., 17 Jan 1865; he was captured 3 Apr 1865, at Fairgrounds Hospital, Petersburg, while suffering from bullet wound in right lung. Source: Virginia Regiments 18th Virginia Infantry

1870 Census. Pittsylvania Co VA, Southern District, P.O. Danville, Hh 84
Archibald E. Walters, age 28, farmer, b. NC
Mary B. age 25.
Robert A. age 1.

1880 Census. Pittsylvania Co VA, Tunstall, Hh 421
Archibald Walters, age 38. Mary E., wife, age 35.
Robert, son, age 11. Azariah, son, age 8. Edmund, son, age 6.

1900 Census. A. E. Walters, b. Sep 1843, age 56 and Married, was a Boarder in the household of George Burton, Reidsville, Dist 82, Rockingham Co, NC. Occupation was that of farmer. His wife and two younger children were living elsewhere.

1910 Census. Reidsville Ward 3, Dist 0166, Hh 440
A. E. Walters, age 64, married once for 42 years, b. NC, retired, own income
Ed. R. son, age 36, b. VA, traveling salesman, tobacco dealer
Cora B. H., dau in law, age 34, married for 7 years, 1 child, b. LA [in 1920 she will be listed as the wife of Azariah - I don't know where he was in 1910]
Olive R., grandaughter, age 15, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. LA

I have seen his name as Azariah Edward, researchers of this family state that his gravestone reads Azariah Edmund Walters (1842-1919). Would seem he was named for his grandfathers. He is buried at Greenview Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham Co, NC. The stone states he was the son of Azariah Graves Walters and Eliza Ann Payne Richardson. The stone is pictured on FindAGrave.com.


Archibald Edmund WALTERS and Mary Elizabeth RICHARDSON were married on 18 March 1868 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.268 Mary Elizabeth RICHARDSON, daughter of Robert Payne RICHARDSON and Elizabeth Newton WRIGHT, was born on 25 July 1845 in Virginia. She died on 29 November 1916 at the age of 71.


In 1900, Mary seemed to not be living with Archibald. She was in Reidsville, Dist 81, Rockingham Co NC, Hh 140
Mary E. Walters [she is marked B as the household before her, but that was obviously an error - the children were marked W) Born July 1845, age 54, married for 33 years, 4 children. Born in NC as were her parents.
Edward (Edmund) A., son, b. Sep 1873, age 26, single. Born Virginia, father b. Virginia, mother b. NC., traveling salesman, tobacco
Margaret, dau, b. May 1884, age 16, b. NC, father b. VA, mother b. NC.

I could not find Mary in 1910. There is a Mary Walters listed as an inmate at the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, age 67 [Mary was 65], b. Virginia, her parents b. VA. [This is a mental health care facility founded in 1773]
I also considered the possibility that there was a divorce and Mary Elizabeth remarried but I couldn't locate in Rockingham in 1910, any married Mary of the appropriate age that had been married only a short time.

Son Robert's gravestone lists his mother as Mary Elizabeth Richardson.

Her gravestone states:
Mary Elizabeth,
Daughter of Robert Payne Richardson
and Elizabeth Wright
Wife of Archibald Edmund Walters
Jul 25, 1845 - Nov 29, 1916

Her stone, that of Archibald's and sons Robert & Azariah, are all matching. It would be interesting to know when they stones were placed. Azariah died as late as 1961, so it would be fairly certain the stones were not placed at the time of the death of Mary Elizabeth & Archibald.

Archibald Edmund WALTERS and Mary Elizabeth RICHARDSON had the following children:

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Robert Payne WALTERS was born on 11 January 1869 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He died on 16 March 1909 at the age of 40.

Grave marker reads:
Robert Payne,
son of Archibald Edmund Walters and Mary Elizabeth Richardson
Jan 11, 1869 - Mar 16, 1909
He is buried Greenview Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham Co, NC.
The stone may have been placed many years after his death

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Azariah Graves WALTERS was born on 21 June 1871 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He died on 13 February 1961 at the age of 89.

Azariah is buried in the same cemetery as his parents with a matching stone. Greenview, Reidsville, Rockingham Co, NC
Azariah Graves, Son of Archibald Edmund Walters and Mary Elizabeth Richardson
Jun 21, 1871 - Feb 13, 1961

I have not found Azariah in the 1900 Census. He was not yet married to Cora - she was still in Texas, a young widow, and can be found living with her daughter and her father-in-law, James T. Harris, Montague County, Justice Precinct 5.


Sometime before 1910, Azariah married Cora Bickham Harris, widow. She brought her child to the marriage. In November of 1918, she applied for a passport under the auspices of the Red Cross and stated what was apparently her maiden name and that she was married to Azariah Graves Walters.

1910 Census. Reidsville Ward 3, Dist 0166, Hh 440
A. E. Walters, age 64, married once for 42 years, b. NC, retired, own income
Ed. R. son, age 36, b. VA, traveling salesman, tobacco dealer
Cora B. H., dau in law, age 34, married for 7 years, 1 child, b. LA [in 1920 she will be listed as the wife of Azariah - I don't know where he was in 1910. Perhaps just overlooked by the enumerator]
Olive R., grandaughter, age 15, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. LA [Olivia R. Harris]

1920 Census. Reidsville, Rockingham Co, NC, Main St. South, Hh 312
Azariah G. Walters, age 48, b. NC, father b. VA, mother b. NC, wholesale merchant, groceries
Cora B., wife, 46
Edmund R., brother, 46, tobacco manufacturer
Henrietta Broadnax, servant, Black, age 40, Cook
Jennie Scales, Dau of servant, Black, age 24, Packer, tobacco factory

http://ncccha.blogspot.com/2006/06/walters-mill.html#more
The Walters Mill Seat and 80 acres (that belonged the first Azariah Graves Walters) was to go to son Archibald E. who in turn was to convey the mill and acreage to his grandson Azariah Graves, Jr.
Upon the death of Archibald E. Walters, Azariah Graves Walters, Jr., apparently inherited that property in Caswell County, North Carolina, known as Walters Mill (which included a grist mill and eighty acres of land, more or less). On 2 November 1925, the younger Azariah Graves and his wife Cora Bickham Walters sold the Walters Mill and associated property (eighty acres, more or less) to C. E. Brewer. Actually, this was a deed of trust, apparently to secure a debt.

1930, Reidsville, Rockingham Co, NC, Hh 419
Edmund R. Walters, age 56, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. NC, Retired
E. J., brother [this has to be A. G.], age 58, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. NC, Retired.
Note: Cora was living in Washington, DC in 1930.

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Edmund Richardson WALTERS was born on 9 September 1873 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He died on 22 January 1958 at the age of 84.

Edmund was living with his mother in 1900, his father in 1910, and with his brother Azariah in 1920.
1930, Reidsville, Rockingham Co, NC, Hh 419
Edmund R. Walters, age 56, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. NC, Retired
E. J., brother [this has to be A. G.], age 58, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. NC, Retired.

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Margaret Patton WALTERS was born on 23 May 1884. She died on 17 September 1905 at the age of 21.

Margaret, her three brothers and her parents are all buried Greenview Cemetery. Her marker is quite different, probably placed at the time of her death.