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43. John WALTERS11,166,167 was born on 30 April 1779 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.167 He died on 12 December 1860 at the age of 81 in Union County, Tennessee.167

The Pittslyvania Co Land Tax lists of 1782 show a John Walters with 200 acres. Thomas Jr.'s father restated in his will that 200 acres had been given to John as the child of the deceased Thomas Jr. There was another John Walters in Pittsylvania at that time, but he was called Capt John in the tax list. I suspect that Thomas Jr was already deceased in 1782, since he does not appear on the tax list.

John Walters married Rhoda Walters, dau of John Walters. Sur: Ezra Walters, her brother. John and Rhoda were 1st cousins.

1830 Census, Grainger Co TN
John Walters. 1m 5-10 [Lewis], 2m 10-15 [William & James], 3m 15-20 [Joel, Pleasant & Abner], 1m 50-60 [John, age 51], 1f 50-60.
Thomas Walters, probably Thomas Spiers Walters, was next door. Braxton and John also were listed.

1840 Grainger Co TN
John Walters, 1m 15-20 [Lewis], 1m 60-70. 1f 50-60

I believe John Walters may have married again in his old age. His son Thomas Spiers Walters was living in Grainger Co TN in 1850, and on the previous page was a John Walters, age 70, b. Virginia, with wife Rebecca age 73, also b. VA.

1860 Union Co TN, Dist 3, Hh 288
John Walters Sr. age 81, b. VA. Rebecca 90, b. VA

An online site does list a second marriage for John to Rebecca Bowman, 17 May 1840, Union Co, TN. This site also lists additional children for John and Rhoda.

Maynardville, TN. Union Co. courthouse. Division of the Estate of John Walters lists his children as Thomas Spiers, Braxton, John, James, Pleasent, Joel, William, Abner, Lewis, Nancy, and Eleanor. Will # 4 on page 20 dated 8-13-1857, It was probated December 1875 in Union Co., TN.

John WALTERS and Rhoda WALTERS were married on 7 July 1799 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.8,12 Rhoda WALTERS12, daughter of John WALTERS and Eleanor SPIERS, was born on 29 January 1780.8 She died on 11 October 1839 at the age of 59 in Grainger County, Tennessee.8

Found in post to Feb 2008:
Rhoda Jane Walters, b. 29 Jan 1780; died 11 Oct 1839, Grainger Co TN.

John WALTERS and Rhoda WALTERS had the following children:



Braxton WALTERS8,19,41 was born on 2 June 1800 in Virginia.8,167 He died on 31 January 1875 at the age of 74 in Greene County, Indiana.167

1830 Census. Grainger Co TN
Braxton Waters 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 20-30 [Braxton age 30]. 2f -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30

Braxton married Melinda Keen.
Marriages in Grainger Co include two for Braxton:
Brackston Waters to Betsey Young, 26 Apr 1816. Bondsman was Girland Morris.
Brackston Waters to Malinda Kein 22 Jan 1820. Anderson Kein, bondsman.

Malinda was b. 24 Aug 1804 in Franklin Co VA and died 4 Nov 1866, Sullivan Co IN. Braxton & Malinda are buried Samaria Cemetery, Greene Co IN.

1850. Sullivan Co, IN, Haddon. Hh 426
Braxton Walters, age 49, b. VA. Malinda, age 46, b. VA
Rhoda 22, b. TN. Betty N., 18, b. IN. William J. 15, b. IN. Martha 12, b. IN
Hh 424: Lewis Walters, age 24, b. TN. Frances 21, b. IN. William B., 2. Philip, 8 months.
Hh 427: Andrew Walters, age 24, b. TN. Mahalia 21, b. IN, Riley 4 & Lucinda 1.

Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 23:48:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Caroline Walters <>
Subject: Walters Family Research
My husband is connected to Rhoda Jane and John Walters through their son Braxton.
Braxton married Malinda Keen and they had Lewis Walters. He married Frances and they had a son David. David's son Benjamin Franklin Walters married Virginia Hammer. Their son Franklin John Walters was my husband's father. My husband's name is Thomas Walters.






Thomas Spiers WALTERS8,19,168 was born on 17 October 1804 in Virginia.8,167 He died on 23 October 1888 at the age of 84 in Union County, Tennessee.8,167

1830 Grainger Co TN
Thomas Walters, 1m -5, 1m 20-30 [Thomas age 26], 1f -5, 1f 20-30

1840 Grainger Co TN
Thomas Walters. 1m 15-20, 1m 30-40. 2f -5, 1f 10-15, 1f 30-40

Thomas married Sarah Smith Yadon 18 Oct 1826 in Grainger Co TN. She was b. 25 Jan 1808 and d. 23 Jan 1880. They are said to be buried in the Yadon Cemetery in Union Co TN.
Family of William Walters of Tucson, AZ.

1850 Census. Grainger Co TN, p.116b; Household 1043. Thos. Walters age 45, b. Virg. Sarah age 42, b. TN. All children b. TN: Elender J. age 20, Esther S. age 16, Rachel age 10, John age 6, Rhoda A. age 4.

1860 Union Co TN, Dist 3, Hh 289, next to his father
Thomas Walters, age 55, b. VA. Sarah 52, b. TN. John 16, Roda A. 13, and Thomas B. age 9.



John WALTERS8,169 was born on 8 November 1807 in Virginia.8,167 He died on 8 November 1876 at the age of 69 in Union County, Tennessee.167

1830 Grainger Co TN
John Walters. 1m 20-30. 1f -5, 1f 20-30

1840 Grainger Co TN
John Walters 1m -5, 1m 20-30, 1m 30-40, 2f -5, 1f 10-15, 1f 20-30, 1f 30-40, 1f 60-70. This appears to be a blended household. The older lady is possibly his wife's mother, since his own is believed deceased before 1840.

Wife's name was Sarah.

1850 Census, Grainger Co TN John, age 43, born in VA. Sally 42. Pleasant 18 and Malinda 16.

1860, Union Co TN, Dist 3. John Walters Jr, age 53, b. VA. Sarah 51, b. TN



Eleanor WALTERS8,19,167 was born on 13 November 1809.167 She died on 22 August 1872 at the age of 62 in Greene County, Indiana.167

Married William Keen on 29 Nov 1826, Grainger Co TN. John Walters was bondsman.

Robert B. Walters has that Elendar Walters Keen died in Sullivan Co IN.

1850 Clay Co KY, Hh 144
William Kean, age 47, Elender age 40, Thomas age 20, all born in TN
Anderson 13, Nancy 10, and Luenatea 8 [female] all born in Kentucky.

1860 Clay Co KY, Hh 187
William Keene age 52, Ellender age 50, both b. TN
John Senters age 20, b. Clay Co. Farm labor

1870 Clay Co KY, Precinct 8, Hh 30
William Keen, age 62, Ellender age 60, both b. TN
Lucinda Hubbard, 55, domestic servant.
in Hh 31
William Keen, age 36, b. TN. Lucy 21, b. KY. Nancy, age 4 months.
Isaac Centers, age 17, works on farm

1880 Sullivan Co IN, Cass, Dist 324
William Keen, age 48, b. TN, his parents b. TN
Lucy, age 45, wife, b. KY
Children all said born in Indiana: Nancy 10, daughter, Ann 8, daughter, Rachel 6, dau, Bell 4, dau, Lizzie 3, dau, Sarah 1, dau.



Joel WALTERS19 was born about 1812 in Grainger County, Tennessee.167 He died on 8 August 1858 at the age of 46 in Sullivan County, Indiana.167

Joel married Rachel Braden about 1832 in Claiborne Co TN.

1850 Clay Co KY, Hh 104
Joel Walters, age 38. Rachel age 37. Pleasant 16, James 13, Adaline 11. All born in TN. Martha J., Nancy, John Elijah 4, and Enoch 2, born in KY. Nancy Walters, Joel's sister, age 47, b. VA also lived with the family.



Pleasant WALTERS.






William WALTERS19 was born on 25 August 1817 in Grainger County, Tennessee.167 He died on 12 January 1875 at the age of 57 in Adair County, Missouri.167

William married Jerusha Lay on 1 Jan 1835 in Tennessee.

1840 Grainger Co TN
William Walters listed next to his father John. 1m -5, 1m 20-30. 1f -5, 1f 20-30.

1850 Adair Co MO, District 1
p.24b, Hh 335
William Watters, age 35. Jerusia 32, both born in TN
Lewis 14, Martha 12, born in TN. John 9, Elizabeth 5, & Nelly 2, all born in MO.
William's brother Lewis was two doors away.

Possible family for Jerusha. It appears the two families may have gone from Tennessee to Missouri together.
p.24b, Hh 334. Lewis Lay, age 52, b. NC. Martha, 47, b. VA.
William 20, Rebecca 18, Susan 16, Martha 15, Lewis 13 and Isaac 11 all born in TN. Amanda, age 8, born in MO. Polly Lay, age 83, born unknown.
Hh 335 was William Walters and his family.
Hh 336. Nathan Lay, age 22, b. TN. Permelia 19, b. IL Jerusia E.age 6 months, b. MO
Hh 337 was Lewis Walters.



James WALTERS167 was born about 1819.19

Apparently still living in 1875; named in settlement of his father's estate.



Lewis WALTERS19 was born about 1822 in Tennessee.19 He died after 1860 at the age of 38 in Adair County, Missouri.19

Lewis married Elizabeth Lay about 1845 in Missouri.

1850 Adair Co MO, District 1
p.24b & 25, Hh 337
Lewis Watters, age 28 and Elizabeth 25, both born in Tennessee
Nathan 4, William 3, and Martha 1, all born in Missouri.

This is possible family for Elizabeth:
p.24b, Hh 334
Lewis Lay, age 52, b. NC. Martha, 47, b. VA.
William 20, Rebecca 18, Susan 16, Martha 15, Lewis 13 and Isaac 11 all born in TN
Amanda, age 8, born in MO. Polly Lay, age 83, born unkown.
Hh 335 was Lewis' brother William and his family.
Hh 336
Nathan Lay, age 22, b. TN. Permelia 19, b. IL Jerusia E.age 6 months, b. MO