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285. Rufus King WALTERS was born on 2 August 1813.205 He died on 9 January 1890 at the age of 76.205

Rufus K. Walters married Rody Cawthon on 31 Jan 1839. Rufus and Rhoda were 2nd cousins; they were both great grandchildren of Robert Walters & Joannah McBee.

1840 Census, Franklin Co GA, p.300 Rufus K. Warters. 1m -5, 1m 20-30, 1f 20-30.

1850 Census. Franklin, GA, Hh 1266
Rufus K. Walters, 37, b. GA
Rhoda, 35
James G., 10. William R., 9. Harrison M., 6
Jonah, 4 - marked as male but this is Joannah, a daughter
A. Early, 2, female

1860 Census. Shoal Creek, Hart, GA, Hh 506
R. K. Walters, 47, b. GA
Rhoda, 44
James G., 20. William R., 19. Harrison, 15. Joahana M., 12. Early D. 11. Russel V., 4. George J., age 1.

1870 Census. Shoal Creek, Hart, GA, Hh 701
King Walters, 56, b. GA
Rhoda, 54
Joanna M. E., 19
Russel A., 13
George J., 11
Hh 702
Sarah Walters, 24 - widow of one of the older sons
Taloola, 8. Adelia, 6.


1880 Census. Shoal Creek, Hart, GA, Hh 263
Rufus Walters, 66, b. SC
Ellen, 43, wife, b. GA, as were all the rest
George J., 21, son
Talula, 18, granddau
Adela, 17, granddau
Alexander Ford, 19, step-son
Henry Ford, 16, stepson
Hamp Schot, 55, servant


Rufus King WALTERS and Rhoda CAWTHON were married on 31 January 1839.205 Rhoda CAWTHON, daughter of William CAWTHON and Rhoda WALTERS, was born on 7 August 1815.197 She died before 1880 at the age of 65.197

Although the Walters book gave Rhoda a death date of 19 Jan 1899 - I believe that to be very wrong. She was not with Rufus in 1880 - he was living with their son George and had a much younger wife named Ellen and stepchildren with the surname Ford. I believe she died before 1880 and Rufus King Walters remarried.