WALTON FAMILY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I wish to sincerely acknowledge the generous help of Betty Rice and Rev. Thomas G. Pemberton

for all the help and sharing of their Walton documentation.

JOHN & UNKNOWN

My 4th great grandfather was John WALTON, Jr. born about 1741 in Virginia likely the son of John WALTON, Sr. of Yellow Tavern, Henrico County, Virginia. John, Jr. married in about 1766 to Unknown. No proof of a marriage exists and more research is required! John, Jr. died about 1798. Children of John, Jr. & Unknown are: Patsy; George; John Leonard; Thomas; Benjamin; Claiborne; & William.

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CLAIBORNE & MILDRED

Claiborne WALTON was born January 24, 1774 in Henrico County, Virginia. Mildred WARREN was born in about 1778 in Louisa County, Virginia to parents Barthlolmew WARREN & Sarah Unknown. Claiborne & Mildred (aka Milly) were married March 14 1796 in Louisa County, Virginia. Claiborne died in October 1822 in Barren County, Kentucky. Milly died in about 1840. Eight children were born to this union; John Leonard; Sarah; Dandridge; Rhoda; George; Elizabeth A.; William; & Thomas.

To learn more about the Warren Family click here.

 

"GREY GABLES"

CLAIBORNE WALTON HOME

LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

The land on which Grey Gables now stands was conveyed to Claiborne Walton by Thomas Barnett in 1806. It was probably during the Walton ownership that the present house was built. Claiborne & Milly sold the property (home & 227 acres) in 1818 to John Carroll. This sale was likely made just prior to a migration to Barren County, Kentucky where Elizabeth A. Walton married Theodore Gadberry January 19, 1824.

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The following is retyped from an article appearing in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, dated 15 Sep 1939 concerns the appointment of Claiborne Walton, born 24 Jan 1774 in Henrico County, VA. A copy of this article was provided by Gail Walton Matthews to Roy Juch.

Methodists Get Commission Sig (sic)…

 

Document Given Man 129 Years Ago

 

Louisville Woman Now Has Paper

 

By ED EDSTROM

 

More than 129 years ago, sometime between 1813 to 1816, Claiborne Walton, his wife and their eight children moved from Louisa County, Virginia, and settled in Barren County, Kentucky. He was armed with a deacon's commission from Bishop Francis Asbury, first Methodist bishop in America, for whom Asbury College was named.

 

The commission is now in the possession of Mrs.Bolin Robinson, 300 Kenwood Way, who will present it to the Historical Society of the Louisville Methodist Church Conference in Bowling Green, September 26.

 

Has Numerous Owners

 

The parchment has had many owners since it was first presented to Deacon Walton. It was passed to his son, John L. Walton; to his grandson, John W. Walton; to his great granddaughter, Mrs. R.H.Wade, and then to his only living grandchild, Mrs. Julia Walton Smith of Indianapolis. Mrs. Smith it to Mrs. Nessie Settle, Indianapolis, of who in turn gave to Mrs. Robinson for presentation to the conference.

 

Deacon Walton made many contributions to Methodism. Three of his sons became Methodist preachers. A grandson, the Rev D.F.Walton, who died about four years ago, was a minister in the Louisville Conference. Mrs. Robinson, a great-great-granddaughter, is a member of the Beechmont Methodist Church and president of the Wesley Community House Board.

 

Refused Sunday Trip

 

The descendants of the deacon remember many tales about him but the one they like bestconcerns the time he preached in stocking feet. He had sent his Sunday boots to be repaired on a Saturday. Late that day, the cobbler returned word that it was impossible to have the boots ready before Sunday morning and that the deacon should sent someone to the shop to pick them up.

 

"I refuse to send for them on a Sunday," Deacom Walton said firmly. Next day, drawing on his new white sox his wife had knitted for him, he mounted his horse, rode to church and preached in his sox.

 

His wife, considerably upset by the incident, asked him afterward if he had felt embarrassed.

 

"No, I was not," was the deacon's grave reply. "It is true that I felt somewhat lightfooted but I felt, too, that the Lord was with me."

 

Commission's Text

 

The commission reads as follows:

"Know all men by these presents, that I, Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in America, under the protection of Almighty God, and with a single eye to his glory, by the imposition of my hands and prayer, have this day set apart Claibourn Walton for the office of a Deacon in the said Methodist Episcopal Church; a man whom I judge to be well qualified for that work; and do hereby recommend him to all whom it may concern, as a proper person to administer the ordinance of Baptism, Marriage and the burial of the Dead, in the absence of an Elder; and to feed the flock of Christ,so long as his spirit and practice are such as become the Gospel.

 

"The Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this twenty third day of February one thousand eight hundred and (the Bishop's seal has oblitered this part of the date), Richmond, Virginia Conference. Francis Asbury"

 

 

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ELIZABETH & THEODORE GADBERRY

For more information about the family of Elizabeth & Theodore please click here.

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Thanks to everyone’s kind sharing of information I maintain a WALTON Gedcom file that can be downloaded to your computer. CAUTION ! I cannot certify these files as 100% correct nor are they all proven. These files are a compilation of what the various WALTON Family researchers have shared with me. I check them for reasonableness and assume that those submitting their WALTON file are correct for their direct line. These files are strictly a depository for WALTON documentation and can aid in research by providing research leads & possible direction. Good luck!

Walton Gedcom dated 30 Mar 2004

Contains 1,815 individuals 

Inventory of the

WALTON CEMETERY

(A PRIVATE FAMILY CEMETERY)

BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Original location was the Homestead of

John L. Walton (near Goodnight)

As of July 2001

Issue #11 - 6 Nov 2002

ENTRANCE TO THE WALTON FAMILY CEMETERY

 

Cemetery is located on Willie Peden Farm, Parrish Road, Barren County, Kentucky.    Parrish Road is one mile south of the intersection of Highway 70 & 31E, approximately 9 miles north of Glasgow, Kentucky.    From junction of Parrish Road and 31E proceed east on Parrish Road to mail box #17.    Turn right (south) and proceed to cattle gate.    Fenced cemetery is in a pasture field and can be seen on a knoll about 600 yards toward southeast.    Visitors are asked to secure the cattle gate and cemetery gate when entering and leaving the area.    As there is no direct access from Parrish Road, please be respectful of owner's property when visiting the area.

 

 

Documentation compiled by Joe and Helen Dunagan, Mary Ann (Dunagan) and Robert Crabtree, and Roy Juch.    Associated notes derived from marker inscriptions and Bible records.    Genealogy research provided by Roy Juch.

 

THE WALTON FAMILY CEMETERY

 

 

 

The Walton Family Cemetery is currently supported by the volunteer efforts of Bobby Dunagan.   Originally, Bobby’s father Joe Dunagan cleared the cemetery of overgrowth, fallen trees and other debris.    As is clear from the pictures above Joe created a beautiful Walton Family Cemetery.  

 

Bobby Dunagan has agreed to take over maintenance of the Walton Family Cemetery.   Bobby is doing this as an honorary rememberance of his dad.   Bobby declines donations, however those wanting to contribute may do so to their favorite church or charity of choice in memory of their ancestors buried in the Walton Family Cemetery.  

 

The family is deeply appreciative to Bobby for his commitment.

 

 

CEMETERY INVENTORY

 

The cemetery contains at least 61 graves; many are marked with fieldstones, several are unmarked.   The numbered listing below is keyed to a location schematic shown further below.

 

This inventory is listed on the Barren County Web Page - cemeteries at <http://www.rootsweb.com/~kybarren/walton.html>

 

#1        NOT IDENTIFIED

            no field stone

 

#2        NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#3        NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#4        RUBY M. DOSEY

            B. 24 May 1912

            D. 25 May 1918

 

#5        OLLIS L. DOSEY

            B. 26 Jul 1910

            D. 22 Sep 1910

 

#6        UNKNOWN   (Maybe WALTON)

            Has large stone with Walton barely visible

 

#7        MARGARET E. DUNAGAN

            nee Walton daughter of John Leonard & Elizabeth Thompson

            B. 24 Jul1838

            D. 26 Oct 1909

 

 

#8        RICHARD TALLEY DUNAGAN

            B. 27 Oct 1842 (Family Bible has b. 27 Nov 1842)

            D. No date inscribed  (Death Cert has d. 5 Feb 1917 & b. 24 Oct 1842)

 

 

#9        ISAAC  S. WALTON

            son of James Claiborne Walton & Sarah M. Dale

            B. 23 Jan1866

            D. 4 Jan 1883 of Typhoid

 

 

#10      ELLEN  D. WALTON

            daughter of James Claiborne Walton & Sarah M. Dale

            B. 3 Jan 1872

            D. 13 Dec 1882 of Typhoid

 

#11      ERMINE G. WALTON

            daughter of James Claiborne Walton & Sarah M. Dale

            B. 29 May 1862

            D. 3 Dec 1882 of Typhoid

 

#12      SARAH E. McGEE

            daughter of James Claiborne  Walton & Sarah M. Dale

            wife of William Dempsey McGee

            B. 26 Apr 1858

            D. Sep 1895

 

#13      MARY J. WARDER WALTON

daughter of John Warder & First wife of George Taylor Walton

            B. 28 Oct 1844

            D. 16 Jan 1870

(Second Wife of George Taylor Walton was Lu Ann Walton-a first cousin of husband George Taylor Walton & daughter of Dandridge Claiborne Walton & Susan J. Malone)

 

#14      INFANT SON GADBERRY

            son of  William Henry Gadberry & Veda Hatcher

            B. & D. 18 Sep 1885

 

#15      NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#16      NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#17      INFANT GADBERRY

            son of  Willis  Simon  Gadberry & Desdamona Caroline Davis

            B. 1 Feb 1894

            D. 10 Feb 1894

 

#18      MILTON W. GADBERRY

            son of Willis Simon Gadberry & Desdamona Caroline Davis

            B. 5 May 1884

            D. 13 Jul1886

 

#19      BETTIE  B. GADBERRY

            daughter of  Willis Simon  Gadberry & Desdamona Caroline Davis

            B. 2 Sep 1880

            D. 16 Aug 1881

            Inscription: "A little time on earth she spent until God for her the angels sent."

 

#20      FLORA K. DUNAGAN

            daughter of Richard Tally Dunagan & Margaret Walton

            B. 18 Sep 1867

            D. 6Nov 1868

 

#21      CORNELIA L. WALTON

            Daughter of  William Smith & Elizabeth J. Muncus Smith

            Wife of George Hensley Walton

            B. 18 Mar 1812

            D. 20 Nov 1865

 

#22      GEORGE HENSLEY WALTON

            son of Claiborne Walton & Mildred Warren

            B. 19 Apr 1808

            D. 17 Jan 1875

 

#23      NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#24      ELIZABETH SETTLE

            nee Elizabeth A. Walton daughter of John Leonard Walton & Elizabeth Thompson

            Wife of J.W. Settle   (John W. Settle)

            B. 26 Nov 1835

            D. 17 Aug 1878

 

#25      ELIZABETH WALTON      

            Wife of John Leonard Walton

            nee Thompson

D.     21 Apr 1868          (age about 66 years)

Inscription: "The Lord is my Shepherd"

 

#26      JOHN LEONARD WALTON

            son of Claiborne Walton & Mildred Warren

            B. 11 Jun 1797

            D. 9 Jun 1875

            Note: Graves #24 thru #26 are enclosed within a metal, serpentine fence

 

#27      REBECA E.  BUNNELL

            Daughter of Samuel W. Bunnell & Frances P. Walton

            B. 17 Oct 1852

            D. 17 Jul 1867

 

#28      DEMARUS F. WALTON

            son of John Leonard Walton & Elizabeth Thompson

            B. 14 Feb 1841

            D. 18 Jul 1861

 

#29      WILLIAM ASBURY WALTON

            Son of Claiborne Walton & Mildred Warren

            B. (no date listed but about date is 1810)

            D. 17 Jan 1862

            Inscription: Husband of Maria J. Smith

 

 

#30      MARIAH JANE WALTON

            Wife of William Asbury Walton & daughter of William Smith & Elizabeth J. Muncus Smith

            B. about 1815

            D. 18 Jul 1867

            Aged 52 years

            Stone was made by Brown of New Albany (near Louisville)

           

#31      NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#32      NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#33      NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#34      SARAH ALLEN WALTON

            daughter of John Leonard Walton & Elizabeth Thompson

            First wife of Samuel W. Bunnell, sister of second wife F.P. Walton #36 below

            B. 17 Sep 1829

            D. 17 May 1850

 

#35      S. W. BUNNELL  (SAMUEL)

            B. 20 Oct 1828

            D. 16 Sep 1859

 

#36      F.P. BUNNELL 

            Frances P. Walton -daughter of John Leonard Walton & Elizabeth Thompson

            Second wife of Samuel W. Bunnell, sister of first wife Sarah Allen Walton #34 above

            B. 4 Dec 1827

            D. 17 Feb 1863

 

#37      WILLIAM H. BUNNELL

            son of Samuel W. Bunnell & Frances P. Walton

            B. May 1851

            D. 25 Sep 1851

 

#38      LOIS ANN WALTON

            daughter of Thomas Shirley Walton & Mary Hatton

            B. 21 May 1846

            D. 2 Nov 1856    (death date may be 17 Nov 1856)

 

#39      NOT IDENTIFIED

            no field stone

 

#40      GEORGE T. HARLAN

            son of John L. Harlan & Mary K. Walton Harlan

 

 

#41      NO NAME BUT IS

            ELIZABETH A. GADBERRY

            Daughter of Theodore Gadberry & Elizabeth A. Walton       

            Wife of W.F. Settle  (Willis F. Settle)

            B. 10 May 1826

            D. 22 Oct 1856

            Inscription: Partial "Sacred to Memory of  Elza Ann"

 

#42      JOHN F. GADBERRY

            son of Theodore Gadberry & Elizabeth A. Walton

            B. 3 Jan 1831

            D. 30 Mar 1890

            Note:  A memorial marker is also erected in the Hiseville Cemetery adjacent to his wife

                        Martha L. Walton

 

#43      WILLIAM H. WALTON

            B. 23 Jan 1844

            D. 25 Oct 1862

 

#44      DANDRIDGE G. WALTON

            B. 25 Nov 1852

            D. 18 Jun 1860

 

#45      NOT IDENTIFIED

            no field stone

 

#46      NOT IDENTIFIED

            field stone

 

#47      MARY K. HARLAN

            nee Walton daughter of  William Asbury Walton & Mariah Jane Smith

            Wife of John L. Harlan

            B. 10 May 1835

            D. 8 Jan 1857

 

#48      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#49      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#50      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#51      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#52      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#53      JOHN W. GADBERRY

            son of John Franklin Gadberry & Martha L. Walton

            B. 1 Apr 1860

            D. 17 Sep 1860

 

#54      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#55      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#56      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#57      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#58      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#59      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#60      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

#61      NOT IDENTIFIED

 

 

Note:   In October 2002, Gail Walton Matthews contacted Martha Harrison who had in her possession a collection a number of newspaper clippings from old local newspapers that confirmed a few of the peoples buried in the Walton Cemetery and also raised more questions about those said to be buried there but not identified with a grave marker.    Thanks to Martha Harrison for her contribution to help resolve some of the questions concerning this cemetery.

 

Martha's clippings are as follows with appropriate notations in italics:

 

Dates on the left are dates of the newspaper articles, not dates of deaths.

GWT = Glasgow Weekly Times.

GR = Glasgow Republican.

 

GWT  04/19/1901  Mildred Parker, w/o Thomas Jeff Parker, d. 4/9/1901  b. 7/30/1825

(Mildred Warren Walton Parker, daughter of John Leonard Walton & Elizabeth Thompson.  Mildred was named after her paternal grandmother Mildred Warren, wife of Claiborne Walton.   (Her grave is not identified)

 

GWT  12/16/1902  John Walton, abt. 60

(Some researchers believe this MAY be John L. Walton, b. 1835, son of George Hensley Walton & Cornelia C. Smith, both of whom are buried in this cemetery.    His grave is not identified)

 

GWT  01/31/1898  Article gives burials at John L. Walton homestead near Goodnight.  Buried there:  Rev. Thomas Walton & wife.  Uncle John Walton's children, Sallie, Lizzie, Frances & another daughter (note 1) who is the wife of Billy Settle (see below).  Also Uncle Billy Walton, wife & daughter.  Also children of Thomas S. Walton, Lois & Henry.

            (Notations will be in the sequence stated in the clipping as follows:

Thomas Walton & Wife-Cannot identify THIS Rev. Thomas & wife.   No graves are identified for either of them. 

Uncle John Walton's children- These are daughters of John Leonard Walton, b. 1797.

Sallie- Sarah Allen, b. 7 Sep 1829, first wife of Samuel W. Bunnell.  Grave #34 identified

Lizzie- Elizabeth A., b. 26 Nov 1835, wife of John William Settle.  Grave #24 identified

Please see below "Mrs. Billy Settle" and also Note 1.  

Frances- Frances P., b. 4 Dec 1827, second wife of Samuel W. Bunnell. Grave #36 identified.

            Another Daughter- Please see below "Mrs. Billy Settle" and also Note 1.

Uncle Billy Walton, wife & daughter-This is likely William Asbury Walton, wife Mariah Jane Smith Walton & daughter Mary K. Walton Harlan, wife of John L. Harlan.  William is grave #29, wife is grave #30, and daughter Mary is grave #47.

Children of Thomas S. Walton-

Lois- Louisa A., aka Lois Ann Walton, b. 21 May 1846, d. 2 Nov 1856. Grave #38 identified

Henry- Henry W. b. 1844.   Grave not identified.

 

GWT  05/12/1898  Frank Smith, died thurs last, age 78

(Cannot identify this man.   He MAY be related to the either Cornelia Smith who married George H. Walton or to Cornelia's sister Mariah Jane Smith who married William Asbury Walton?   His grave is not identified.)

 

GWT  04/15/1896  Mrs. Billy Settle, died yesterday  (See above also)

Note 1- (This is confusing because the clipping mentions "another daughter who is the wife of Billy Settle".     Elizabeth A. Walton, aka Lizzie, b. 26 Nov 1835 daughter of John Leonard Walton, b. 1797, was the first wife of John William Settle, aka Billy?    BUT Lizzie is also listed in the clipping.     No other daughter of this John Leonard Walton married a Settle.     Elizabeth is grave #24 in the Walton Cemetery.   However, there was another Walton who was the second wife of John William Settle which may have confused the author of the clipping?    Alpharetta J. Walton daughter of James Claiborne Walton, b. 4 Dec 1826, and Sarah M. Dale may be the "another daughter" mentioned above?   But Alpharetta is buried in the Hiseville City Cemetery.)

 

GWT  07/13/1892  I.W. Walton, Infant of John

(Cannot identify this infant Walton nor which John Walton the clipping refers too.   His grave is not identified)

 

GR    05/09/1907  Willis Parker, b. 1873, died May 4, 1907, age 34.  Son of Mildred Warren Walton and Thomas Jeff Parker.

(His grave is not identified.)

 

 

These articles were researched & notes taken by Martha Harrison.

 

 

WALTON FAMILY CEMETERY SCHEMATIC DRAWING

 

 

                       

           

 

 

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Stanley Eugene Isaac also researches the Walton surname and has an excellent web page which contains Walton Family information. Click here for a direct link to Stan's web page.

 

 

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