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29. Hannah WALTERS15,19,38,97 was born about 1765 in Virginia.38

Hannah's birth year is given as 1785 in the Ancestral File; I believe she was older. An online message board, gives the date of a son Walter "Cauthron" as born 24 Mar 1797. So she was likely born before 1780. Said to have died in Ohio. The Walters book stated she died 1818 near Belleville, IL [They can't both be right and a death date of 1818 is also given for husband Claiborne.]
Another son said to be Robert Sanford Cauthron and there was a daughter Nancy who married Drury Arrington.

Information from Robert B. Walters states Hannah died Bellville, St Clair Co, IL and gives the 1818 date for Charles Cawthon. Likely Hannah was named for her mother Joannah. With the birthdate of Nancy as 1786, Hannah was probably born about 1765.
Children:
Nancy Pauline Cawthon, b. 24 Mar 1786, married Drury Arrington in 1803. He was b. 3 May 1785 in Virginia.
Robert Sanford Cawthon, b. 10 Dec 1794, married Pheriba Piles. Died 1836 in Illinois. Pheriba is said to have moved to Arkansas with brother-in-law Walter, and then moved on to TX. She died Van Zandt Co TX in 1891
Walter Cawthon, b. 24 Mar 1797. Married (1) Bashaba Wilson on 18 Aug 1822, Red River Co TX [Bashaba was b.11 May 1803, Lawrence Co AR and d. 20 Jan 1849, Scott Co AR. Walter married (2) Elenor S. Garner Burton on 21 Sep 1851, Scott Co AR. Elenor was b. 15 Aug 1805, KY and d. 5 Jan 1875, Scott Co AR. She was the widow of Robert Burton and had one one son by Robert.

More about Walter Cawthon:
He was Coroner for Scott Co AR as found in the 6 Jan 1836 AR Territorial Papers. He also served as County & Probate Judge.
He died at the home of a daughter near Booneville, Logan Co AR and is buried in the Old Cawthon Cemetery [Rothwell Cemetery].

Hannah WALTERS and Claiborne CAWTHON were married.12 Claiborne CAWTHON97, son of Charles MACCAWTHON and Elizabeth WOMACK, was born about 1755.98 He died in 1818 at the age of 63 in Illinois.98

Claiborne & John Walters witnessed the will of Thomas Payne SR on 15 May 1786 in Franklin Co GA. William Cawthon was one of the executors named.

Claiborne & William Cawthon were jurors in Franklin Co in 1790. The both located land on Shoal Creek in 1800; and added additional acerage in the next few years.

DEEDS OF FRANKLIN CO GA 1784-1826; Martha Walters Acker, 1976
DB T 3 Feb 1810; rec. 1 Apr 1811 Claiborn Cawthon & Hannah his wife to Thomas P. Carnes for $250. 150 acres on Big Shoal Creek. Wit: Richd W. Wood, Boley Conner JP. Hannah relinquished dower.
Said to have gone to Kentucky at this time, settling there about three years and then moving on to Belleville, Illinois. Some of the descendants went on to Arkansas.

Clabourn is listed in the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery and having drawn one blank and one prize. Other Cawthons listed as drawing from Franklin Co include Charles, David, John, William, and William Sr.

My name is Ken Oliver and I am originally from Booneville, Logan County, Arkansas, where my parents still live.
My mother is Mayrene Cauthron Oliver, a great great granddaughter of Colonel Walter Cauthron and his wife, Bashaway or Bashua Wilson.
My mother's father was Oscar Leo Cauthron, who lived almost all of his live in and around Booneville and lived to be almost 108 years old.
He was the historian in his family and that has been passed to me.
We know that Walter Cauthron was the son of Claiborne Cawthon (different spelling then) and Joannah or Hannah Walters. Claiborne Cawthon died about 1818 in St. Clair, Illinois and we do not know when Joannah (Walters) Cawthon died.
I have an extensive amount of genealogy on the children of Walter and Bashaway (Wilson) Cauthron. I look forward to hearing from you when you get a chance.
Best regards,
Ken Oliver
Tulsa, OK
kno5512@swbell.net