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114. Rhoda WALTERS194,195,196 was born in 1786 in Virginia.96 She died in December 1869 at the age of 83 in Hart County, Georgia.19,96

Rhoda married William Cawthon who was the executor of her father's will and administrator of the estate of her brother Joseph who died about a month after the father.

William paid a poll tax in Franklin Co GA in 1800. In 1802, he purchased 102 acres from William Cawthon Sr.and wife Rhoda. He made a tax return in 1811 for the estate of William Cawthon Sr., dec'd and he and his mother were appointed administrators to the estate of William Sr. in July of 1812.

Pendleton District SC DB H, p.271 30 Sep 1805. William Fortin of Pendleton Dist to William Cawthon, Jr of Franklin Co GA for $100. 100 acres on Cane Crk part of suvey of James Garvis. Signed: William (x) Fortin. Wit: Jeremiah Cleveland, Tyra (x) Gentry. Jeremiah made oath to Wm Cleveland, JP on 28 Oct 1805. Rec. 1 Nov 1805

The county Loose Papers include the Lunatic proceedings of William Cawthon.
1 Sep 1848. Rufus K. Walters [son of Robert who was a son of Elijah brother to Rhoda's father and also Rhoda's son-in-law] petitioned that William Cawthon Sr was incapable of handling his affairs and requested a Lunacy Commision.
15 Aug 1848. Hearing to be Sept next: Jackson M. Waters & wife. Elijah Waters & wife Caroline, Abraham Burton & wife Harriett, William and Larkin Cawthon.
6 Nov 1848 William Cawthon appointed guardian of William Cawthon Sr, lunatic, and authorized to rent, hire and sell certain property of the estate
14 Nov 1848 Rhoda Cawthon applied for guardian of William Sr and was given time to comply to law
22 Jan 1849 Rhoda Cawthon having failed to give bond, William Cawthon Jr. confirmed as guardian. Rhoda Cawthon appealed.
20 Mar 1849 Inventory
Nov 1849 Return

Rhoda is said to have died by a fall in Dec 1869 at the home of her daughter & son-in-law Caroline & Elijah Walters, Hart Co GA.

Children of Rhoda & William Cawthon were Mary "Polly" [1810 -?] who married her cousin [1st cousins once removed] Jackson M. Walters on 12 Feb 1828; Caroline [1812-1876] who married Elijah Walters [1805-1890] - they were 2nd cousins; Rhoda [1815-1899] who married Rufus King Walters on 31 Jan 1839 in Franklin Co GA - they were 2nd cousins; Orville [ca 1812-1841] who married Elizabeth Harrison on 11 Feb 1830; Hannah who married Abraham Barton on 23 Nov 1837 & moved to AR; William [1821-?] who married Elizabeth Cleveland; Larkin [1823-1855] who married Martha Hester Carpenter on 7 Aug 1843 and both are buried Clarke Co, AR. [Larkin is said to have raped his cousin Leah, resulting in her twin daughters Mary & Martha]

Rhoda WALTERS and William CAWTHON Jr were married. William CAWTHON Jr, son of William CAWTHON and Rhoda PAYNE, was born on 6 April 1774.96 He died on 4 November 1849 at the age of 75.96

Rhoda WALTERS and William CAWTHON Jr had the following children:



Mary "Polly" CAWTHON.



Caroline CAWTHON.






Orville CAWTHON was born about 1812.197 He died in December 1841 at the age of 29.197



Hannah CAWTHON197 was born (date unknown).



William CAWTHON III197 was born on 29 September 1821.197 He died on 7 June 1900 at the age of 78.

William has a death date of 7 Jul 1800 - perhaps it should have been 1900.
He married Elizabeth Cleveland, b. 4 Jul 1825 and died 2 Jul 1899.

The Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery transcriptions has the following:
William Cawthon, b. 29 Sep 1821, d. 7 Jun 1900. Old stone spelled "Cawthorn". New stone place by great grandson Lenox Cawthon in 1992. Elizabeth Cleveland Cawthon, b. 4 Jul 1825, d. 2 Jul 1899. A son Orville, b. 12 Nov 1854, d. 20 Mar 1898, is also on the same marker.



Larkin CAWTHON197 was born in 1823.197 He died on 28 January 1855 at the age of 32.197

Larkin married Martha Hester Carpenter on 7 Jul 1843. Both are buried Clarke Co AR. Martha said to have been born 1828 and died 1868. In the Walters book this Larkin and his uncle Larkin who raped Leah Walters are combined as one person on p.421.