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359. James Eli WALTERS was born in 1849 in Williamson County, Tennessee. He died in 1911 at the age of 62.

James's name was possibly changed - he was Eli, age 1 in 1850, James E., age 10 in 1860. No James is mentioned in his father's estate papers in 1861. However, an Eli A. Jr was named with the implication he was the oldest. Perhaps his name was James Eli and was changed to "Junior" after the death of his father. Or maybe a lawyer was just confused because he was called "Eli".

J. E. Walters married in Maury Co TN to Alice Bond, 2 Dec 1869. Alice obviously her middle name. FamilySearch.org.


The following also indicates he was James E., not Eli A. "Jr".
Depositions, 22 Jun 1871, taken for the estate of James's father and the expenses of the estate regarding Eli's guardianship of Francis Carsey, brother of Eli's wife, who was insane.
J. E. Waters. Asked to examine the memorandum mentioned. He swore to several of the items but some he could not recollect. Signed: J. E. Walters.
The Memoradum is enclosed and dates of some of the expenses are as early as 1852 and continue through 1866.

1870 Census. Dist 8, Williamson, TN Hh 25
Mary Waters, age 52. Real Estate value $6,000. Pers Prop. $100
James, 21. William 16. Dora 14. Thomas 11. Florence 10.
Alice, age 20 [James's wife]


1880 census, Dist 8, Williamson, TN, Hh 95
Jas E. Walters and wife Allice were both 30. Sons James age 8, Daughter Nannie age 6, Son "Blunt" age 4, and Morris age 6 months.

Living next door was his mother, Mary E. Walters age 62. Wm. V., 27, Thomas 21, and Florence 18. That accounts for all of Eli & Mary's children except of Isadora "Dora" born about 1855, who had married.

Most of this family, except for son Morris, is buried together in the old Walters Cemetery in Franklin, Williamson Co. There is an obelisk inscribed on four sides:
West side:
Nannie C.
Dau of
J. E. & M. A.
WALTERS
Born
Aug 8, 1874
Died
Nov 20, 1888

South side - Together on the same side
J. E. Walters
1849 - 1911
J. B. Walters
1871-1890

East Side
Mary Alice
Wife of
J. E. Walters
Born
Aug 8, 1849
Died
Sept 8, 1884

North side:
Blount C.
Son of
J.E. & M.A.
WALTERS
Born
July 15, 1876
Died
June 17, 1885

James Eli WALTERS and Mary Alice BOND were married on 2 December 1869 in Maury County, Tennessee. Mary Alice BOND was born on 8 August 1849 in Tennessee. She died on 8 September 1884 at the age of 35 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

James Eli WALTERS and Mary Alice BOND had the following children:

487

i.

James B WALTERS was born in 1871 in Williamson County, Tennessee. He died in 1890 at the age of 19 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

488

ii.

Nannie C. WALTERS was born on 8 August 1874 in Williamson County, Tennessee. She died on 20 November 1888 at the age of 14 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

489

iii.

Blount WALTERS was born on 15 July 1876 in Williamson County, Tennessee. He died on 17 June 1885 at the age of 8 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

490

iv.

Morris WALTERS was born in 1879 in Williamson County, Tennessee.