Search billions of records on

Third Generation

22. Peter WALTERS12,15,20,80 was born about 1755 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.20

1790 Reconstructed Census (tax list) Franklin Co GA: Robert Walters, John Walters, Moses Walters and Peter Walters. Charles Cawthon, Claborn Cawthon, and David Cawthorn. Mathias Magbe (McBee) and James McBee.

Peter is said to have married Lydia Cawthon who was likely a sister to Judith Cawthon that married Peter's brother Elijah Walters. Children are given as Elijah, Peter J, Griffin, Thomas, Moses, and John C. Walters. They are listed as born in South Carolina which is not likely. A John C. Walters was listed in the Franklin Co GA census in 1820, 1830, and 1840.

Another post: Peter Walters of Franklin Co GA was born abt 1755 in Augusta Co VA and died after 1840 in Georgia. Married Lydia Cauthon abt 1784-1785. Peter had 6 brothers, 4 sisters. His brother Moses married Elizabeth Cauthon. Father: Charles Cauthon; mother possibly a Wommack. Another brother, Elijah, married Judith Cauthon abt 1780. A sister, Hannah, married Clayborne Cauthon before 1797.

Peter's son Griffin married 14 Jul 1815 to Matilda Tolbert.
Elijah Walters married on 27 Nov 1817 to Nancy Bolin

Franklin Co GA Tax list of 1798 includes Peter Walters.

DEEDS OF FRANKLIN CO GA, 1784-1826; Martha Walters Acker
p.8; DB C, p.51 26 May 1790; Rec. May 1790 Thomas & Mary Carter to Peter Walters, all of Franklin Co. £20 for 46 acres upper side of Little Shoal Crk adj Robert Walters & Carter, including improvement where Peter Walters now lives. Wit: John Payne, JP
Deed Book NNN, Page 121: Deed dated Ga. 30 April 1798, rec. (no date), from Moses Walters and wife Elizabeth of Franklin Co. to Robert Walters of same. In cons. of $200, conveys 43 ac. in Franklin Co., being part of land wereon said Moses Walters now lives, adj. Peter Walters ... (Note - the remainder off this deed is missing).
p.178 [Book & page?] 30 Mar 1803; Rec. 18 May 1804. Thomas & Elizabeth Carter of Elbert Co GA to Henry Walls of Franklin Co. $100. 75 acres on branch of Little Shoal Crk, on old trading path which is the line bet sd Wall & John Payne dec'd, part of 155 acres surveyed for sd Carter on 10 Dec 1791 and granted to him 25 Nov 1795. Wit: Peter Walters, JP & Moses Payne
Deed Book NNN, Pages 82, 83: Power of Attorney: dated 1 June 1802, rec. 25 Nov. 1802, from Charles Warren of Franklin Co. to his friend Peter Walters, "Captain in the county aforesaid". To make title to 100 ac. in Franklin Co. on waters of Little Shoal Crk., whereon John Cross now lives. Wit: Henry Chappelear, J.I.C.
p.246 [Book & page?] 13 Mar 1803; Rec. 12 Dec 1808. Thomas & Elizabeth Carter of Elbert Co GA to the heirs of John Payne dec'd of Franklin Co. $100 paid by sd John Payne. 200 acres on SW side of Little Shoal Crk part of 435 acres surveyed for sd Carter on 6 Dec 1785 and granted 19 Feb 1787. Wit: Peter Walters JP and Moses Payne.

DB MM, p.22 9 Feb 1805; Rec. 5 Nov 1814 Peter Walters & wife Lydda to John Walters Jr. 90 acres on Little Shoal Creek adj Robert Walters including improvement where Peter Walters formerly lived. Wit: Joseph Walters, James McLean. Sworn by Joseph Walters before Isaac J. Barrett JP.
[Peter had a brother named John. Peter had a son John C. Peter's brother Robert also had a son named John. Presumably John Jr is either his son or his nephew.]

1830 Census, Franklin Co GA, p.252. Peter Walters, Snr [Indexed as Jr, but I read as Snr based on other handwriting on the page] 1m 70-80 [Peter born bet 1750-1760], 1f 20-30, 1f 70-80 [Lydia].

Although the Ancestral File states that Peter died in November 1834 in Franklin County and there is a recent gravemarker stating he died circa 1832, I believe he did not. I believe that both Peter and Lydia were still living in 1840. Here is the 1840 Franklin Co GA census, p.300: Peter "Warters" 1m age 80-90, 1f 40-50 [looks like the enumerator also put in 1f 30-40 then tried to rub it out], 1f 80-90.

Peter WALTERS and Lydia CAWTHON were married.12 Lydia CAWTHON, daughter of Charles MACCAWTHON and Elizabeth WOMACK, was born about 1750 in Virginia.1

FRANKLIN CO GA COURT OF ORDINARY RECORDS 1787-1849; by Martha Walters Acker; 1989
John Cawthon, Dec'd. Loose Papers. Affidavit of Lydia Walters signed 28 Oct 1824, stating on 23 Sept last past at the house of Peter Walters, John Cawthon, dec'd did then and there relate his will. Son Charles Cawthon to take him to his own house, then go to Habersham Co to his former place of residence & bring back his effects and after paying any debts, the remainder to be his own.
[John was likely Lydia's older brother who did have a son Charles]

Peter WALTERS and Lydia CAWTHON had the following children:



John C. WALTERS18,19,81,82 was born in 1785.18 He died in 1858 at the age of 73.18

DEEDS OF FRANKLIN CO GA, 1784-1826; Martha Walters Acker
Deed Book MM, Page 42: Deed dated 14 July 1813, rec.16 Dec. 1814, from Thomas Stovall of Franklin Co. to Lewis Holdsonback of same. In cons. of $15.00, conveys 25 ac. in Franklin Co., on Little Shoal Crk., being part of 266 ac. granted to John Harrington 3 Dec. 1800. Wit: John C. Walters, Boley Conner, J.P.

John C. Walters was in the 1830 Franklin Co Census. On p.241, next to his uncle Moses is John C. with 1m 5-10, 2m 15-20, 1m 40-50 [himself, born bet 1780-1790], 3f -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 30-40.

1840 Census: Franklin Co, GA, p.310. 1m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 15-20, 1m 50-60 [again, born bet 1780-1790]. 1f -5, 1f 5-10, 2f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50.

Wife said to be Lucy who died 18 Oct 1860, Fayette Co AL. Maybe they were in AL for the 1850 census. I think this has a good chance of being the wrong lady.

Robert B. Walters has Lucy's place of death as Hart Co GA, and John C.'s as Franklin Co GA. Hart was formed out of Franklin Co.






Griffin WALTERS was born (date unknown).

Griffin Watters married Matilda Tolbert on 14 Jul 1815 in Franklin Co GA.



Thomas WALTERS was born about 1783.19

Thomas Watters married Ann Brown, 17 Sep 1815 in Franklin Co GA



Elijah WALTERS18,19,77 was born in 1798.18

There is an Elijah Walters in the 1840 Franklin Co Census on p.299. 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40 [born between 1800-1810], 1f -5, 1f 5-10, and 1f 20-30.

Elijah married Nancy Bolin on 27 Nov 1817.



Peter J. WALTERS80 was born (date unknown).

1840 Census, Franklin Co GA, p.300 Peter J. Warters, 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 15-20, 1m 30-40, 1f -5, 1f 30-40.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Allgood. She was born 24 Jul 1806 and died 9 Feb 1863 in Sangamon Co Illinois. she is buried in the Cumberland-Sugar Creek Cemetery in Ball Twp of Sangamon Co.

Peter said to have died between 1841 and 1847, perhaps in Illinois. After he died, Sarah married William Baldridge; he then died before 1850. She is said to be on the 1850 census with her Walters children and one child by Baldridge. I am unable to find this record.