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27. John WALTERS15,17,19 died on 10 October 1836 in Dallas County, Alabama.20
Franklin Co GA Tax list of 1798 includes a John Walters. John, along with his brother Robert, was designated one of the Executors of his father's will written 2 Nov 1793. They reported the Inventory of the estate in Court, 8 Nov 1794.

The Walters book states that John Walters died leaving his will in Franklin Co GA on 9 Jul 1819 - this does not agree with other information that he went to Dallas Co AL. The Walters book also refers to him as John "E." Walters. There was also a John C. Walters living in Franklin Co. I suspect many of these records to have been confused. There was a John Walters living in Dallas Co AL in 1830 but he was aged 80-90 at the time, or born by 1750 which seems to be too old to be this John Walters, but then old folks ages' were often exaggerated, and the alternate birth year seen as 1775 seems much too late.

He is possibly the John Walters that married Mary Madding on 28 Mar 1782 in Pittsylvania Co VA. His father did have neighbors named Madding. Obviously his wife was a Mary - see deed to follow. Another marriage given which is more likely is that his wife was Mary Cawthon, a daughter of Charles Cawthon & ??? Womack - which could also have been a 2nd marriage. I have also seen that he married Mary Cleveland, but that was his nephew John Jackson Walters, son of Robert Walters Jr.

DEEDS OF FRANKLIN CO GA 1784-1826; Martha Walters Acker
DB H, p.105 8 Jun 1792; rec. 6 Feb 1793 John Walters & wife Mary of Franklin Co to George Cockburn.. 114 acres on Middle Fork Broad River & Hunters Creek. Wit: Robt Bean, Joseph Humphris JP
Deed found online; presumably from Franklin Co GA]
21 Jun 1800; rec 9 Jan 1801 John Payne & Nancy his wife of Franklin Co to William Cawthon of same. $50. 35 acres on Tugalo Rive adj where sd Cawthon lives, on a corner made by sd John Payne & Charles Payne. Wit: John Walters, JP, F. K. Stevilie
Walters book cites a deed in 1801 in Franklin Co when John Walters Sr sold land to John Henry Stevile of Burke Co NC. Wit: Nathan Camp & Fredrick Stevile.
Deed Book NNN, Page 78: Deed dated 21 April 1802, rec. 15 Oct. 1802, from John Walters of Franklin Co. to Robert Walters of same. In cons. of $250, conveys 50 ac. in Franklin Co. on Little Shoal Crk. Wit: Henry Chaplear, J.I.C., Peter Walters.
p.178 9 Oct 1802; Rec 12 Apr 1804 Thomas Carter Sr to John Henry Stevile of Burk Co NC. $150 63 acres in Franklin Co on Little Shoal Crk, adj Larkin Cleveland and a conditional line made by sd Carter & Elias Sanders. Granted to sd Carter 5 Dec 1785. Wit: Fredk Stevelie, John Walters, JP

HISTORY OF FRANKLIN CO GA; Franklin Co Hist Society, 1986
p.160 John Walters was Justice of the Inferior Court. 14 Feb 1799 to 1801 when he resigned.


Pittsylvania Co VA DB 11
p.360 Georgia, Franklin County
Nancy Prestidge appeared before us the Judges of the Inferior Court for said Co and consented that George Shelton of Pittsy Co may be appointed according to the laws of said state her Guardian. Given under our hands as Justices of the said Court this 6th of Nov 1797. Danl Beall, Larkin Cleveland, John Walters, Philip Martin
Wit: Jas. H. Little, Clk of Court
Nov 22 1797
Rec. of Mr. John Wilson Senr, Executor of John Prestridge Senr dec'd 13# 10sh 8 12 p which appears to be in full of the proportionate part of the within named Legatee of the Estate of the said Deceased. Signed: George Shelton
Wit: Joseph Carter, William Beaver
p.361 17 Sep 1798 Certificate and recipt was present in court by John Wilson & ordred recorded


John said to be on the Wilkinson Co GA 1820 census but I didn't find them there. I think the references to a John in Wilkinson Co GA is a different family. The 1830 Franklin Co GA census shows a Mary as head of a Walters household. 2f 10-15, 1f 20-3, 1f 70-80, but this was more likely the widow of Robert Walters Jr. The Walters book makes the assumption that the John Walters in this place was born 1750-1760.

Children suggested are a John E. Jr, Richard A. & James.
John E. married Rhoda Cawthon on 7 Jul 1799 in Pittsylvania Co????? [this is highly questionable given that by 1799 the Cawthons & Walters both lived in Franklin Co GA. Said to be on the 1820-1840 census in Wilkinson Co GA.
Richard A. Walters married [1] Mary Lassiter in 1814 who died 1856. Married (2) Mary A. Harmon. May be in the 1850 & 1860 GA censuses.
James was born about 1795 in Georgia, married Sarah Delk. Found in Wilkinson Co GA 1820 - 1860.

John was most likely in Dallas Co, Alabama, at the time the county was formed in 1818 [Alabama was still a territoy; statehood came 14 Dec 1819]. OLD CAHABA LAND RECORDS book shows that John Walters paid a receipt for Section 8, Township 18, Range 10 on March 1819. Section 8 seems to have been on the Dallas/Perry Co line and some records show him to be in Perry Co. Patents issued before 1820 are not available on the Federal Land Bureau site.
Later patents issued to Walters, that might be of the next generation were:
John E. Walters, S8, T18, R10 [Same as John above] Perry Co - 1831
Samuel, S9, T18, R10 in Dallas & Perry Counties - 1834
George W., S22, T19, R9, Perry Co - 1837
James B., S2, T20, R8, Perry Co - 1840

Robert B. Walters has information that John Walters and his daughter Millie & her husband Charles Warren, were members of the Ocmulgee Baptist Church in Perry Co AL on 26 Dec 1824. He gives children as Betsey, Hannah, John, Joseph, Millie who married Charles Warren, and Samuel.


John WALTERS and Mary CAWTHON were married.96 Mary CAWTHON, daughter of Charles MACCAWTHON and Elizabeth WOMACK, was born about 1764.1