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William Walters (1775 - 1839)

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William Walters
Born in Pittsylvania County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Dec 1804 in Pittsylvania County, Virginiamap
Husband of — married 1825 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Henry County, Tennesseemap
Profile last modified 10 Aug 2016 | Created 11 Oct 2011
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This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


Date: JAN 1775
SDATE 15 JAN 1775
Place: Pittsylvania County, Virginia[1][2]


Date: 23 APR 1839
Place: Henry County, Tennessee[3]

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William Walters that married Elizabeth Ball is also sometimes given as a son of Robert Walters and Salethia McBee; this is incorrect.
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 9
p.542 19 Apr 1794 John Johnson & wife Anne to Asa Thomas. 14£. 56 ¾ acres. Head of Sandy Crk. Road on Wm Dix's line, pine on Anne Daniel's line. Dividing line bet sd Johnson & the Excr of John Watkins dec'd, up the road to the beginning. Signed: John (X) Johnson, Anne (X) Johnson
Wit: William Payne Jr., Peyton Thomas, William Walters, Richard Rannolds, W. Wilkinson. 21 Apr 1794 Ack. by Johnson
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 10
p.80 11 Aug 1794 John & Francis Akin to Jeremiah Simpson. 20£. Tract of 43 acres being part of tract where Edward Bryant now lives at upper end of sd tract on the S side of the upper double creek. Begin at the Crk on Jeremiah Simpsons line, along his line to Erasmus Simpsons line, Basil Hawkens line at the upper end of Hawkins Old field, Hardy's line, running with the Crk to the beginning. Signed: John Akin, Frances Akin. Wit: Benjamin Burgiss, Loyd Simpson, Erasmus Stimson, William Walters, William Bryant.
15 Dec 1794 Proved by oaths of three of the witnesses.
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 11
2 Nov 1796
Moses Hanks to John Cheney. 35£. Tract on waters of Double Creek, 100 acres. Maple corner tree in Charles Collies line and William Walters, thence Walters line to post aok corner, thence Walters line to pine corner tree in Walters line and Jonathan Weldon's, thence Weldons line to white oak in John Madden's line, on Madden's line, William Wilder's line. Signed: Moses Hanks Wit: Heath Gardner, Charles Chaney, James Donneson, George Dodson. 17 Apr 1797 Proved by three of witnesses.
p.270 4 Oct 1797 Charles Waddill to Allen Waddill 300£ land on Sanday Creek of Dan River. 400 acres. Begin black oak S side of Sandy Creek, new dividing line to corner pin in Robert Williams, Woodes line, William Harrison dec'd line to Noell Waddill Junr corner in Harrisons line thence Noel Waddills line to his Spring branch, down the branch to Sandy Creek
Signed: Charles Waddill Wit: Henry Cook, Champness Terry, John Scott, Robt Walters, Wm Walters, Archer Walters 16 Apr 1798 Proved by three witnesses
p.271 3 Oct 1797 Noel Wadill Senr to Charles Waddill. 300£.Tract both side Sandy Creek 800 acres. Begin mouth of Noel Waddill Junior's Spring branch, to Charles Waddills line, his line to Robt Williams, along Williams to John Walters, along his line to Williams line across the Creek to Woddes, along his line toAkisson, to Burgess's, his line to the creek Signed: Noel Waddill Wit: Robert Walters, Wm Walters, Archer Walters Proved 16 Apr 1798 by witnesses
p.373 1 May 1798 William Russell to William Burges. 40£ Begin at Dodsons corner, white oak in Macbees line, along the same, Samuel Harris's corner black jack, along his line; to William Walters corner maple on abranch, along Dodson's line to the beginning. Signed: William Russell. Wit: Benjamin Twedwell, Ezekiel Russell, James Harden 18 Jun 1798 Proved by two witnesses. 15 Oct proved by another.
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 12
p.30 26 Sep 1799 John Hall of Boon Co KY, attorney for Daniel & Sarah Johnson of Scott Co KY to John Herring of Pittsylvania. 100#s. Waters of Birches Crk 100a. tract sold by Joseph Terry dec'd to Chichester Grubbs. Signed: John Hall Wit: Robert Walters, William Walters, Bennett Shelton, Allen Watson 21 Oct 1799 proved by three wit
p.31 19 Oct 1799 John Chaney to William Walters. 5£. tract of 5a on Waters of lower Double Creek. Begin maple corner on branch of said Chaneys & said Walters & Charles Collies land. Up the meanders of the branch to waid Walters line, with Walters line to his corner, corner with said Williams' line. Signed: John Chaney. Wit: John Herring, John Slaydon, John Mading. 21 Oct 1799, Ack by John Chaney
p.396 21 Oct 1801 John Chaney & wife Susany to Charles Collie. 150£ 95 acres. Waters of lower Double Creek. Begin fork of crk, corner of said Collie & William Walterses land, up the meanders to branch, said Walterses line in another place, with his line, Jonathan Weldons line, Madings line, Weldons old tract, said Colleys line. Signed: John Chaney. Susanah (x) Chaney. Wit: William Slayden, John (x) Collie, James (x) Collie. 19 Oct 1801 proved by three sitnesses.
Pittsylvania DB 13
p.98 22 May 1802 Henry Cook of Halifax to Achilles Whitlock . 177£, 2sh. Tract on upper double Crrek, 99 and ¼ acres. Begin at corner pine, metes & bounds. Signed: Henry Cook. Wit: Wm Barksdale, Samuel Walker, Bird Moore, Bartlett Cates, Presley Dodson, John Dismukes, Archer Walters, Jas. Richarson, Wm Walters, Robert Carter, Benjamin Marable, Stepn Edwards, Fleming Bates. 20 Sep 1802 Ack. By Henry Cook
Pittsylvania DB 15
p.318 7 Mar 1807 John Hardy, aged & Inabled in body , place of residence for myself and wife Martha. Deliver to Samuel Walker of Pittsylvania the following property for the purposes of obtaining a Suport. Two cows, one calf & one yearling, feather bed & furniture, dishes, etc, one bay horse 8 years old.  ?..during the time we may be on the premesis of the said Walker fully authoring him as he may think proper to make sale Signed: John (x) Hardy. Wit: Benja. Watkins, Sto. Turner, Wm Walters, Archer Walters, William Walker. 20 Arp 1807, proved & recorded.
Marriage to Elizabeth Ball, dau of John Ball. Sur: Carter Ball.
William and his brother Abraham came to Henry Co TN soon after the death of their father - about 1820. William and his brother Abraham came [early] to Tennessee, according to The History of Henry County, Tennessee by E. McLeod Johnson, Vol. 1, 1958. The first tobacco was raised in Henry County, Tennessee, by William Walters.
Lila Moorer email Aug, 2003:
"From Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book 26 - 1823-24 p 471 29 March 1819 William Walters gives Power of Attorney to Archer Walters...................."One certain tract piece or parcel of land in the County of Pittsylvania Virginia on waters of the lower double creek (sic) containing by estimation one hundred and eighty six acres more or less adjoining lands of Charles Colley Jason Brightwell & others............
"Note: This is the only time William Walters sells land in Pittsylvania County. This is the same land his father left him "bounding on Colley."
Mervin Walters has written that William Walters had a land purchase in Henry Co in 1823; Abraham not until 1827. No details were provided.
From "Early Deed Abstract, p.60" from Henry County "Old Time Stuff": Genealogical Records: Early TN Settlers, 1700s-1900s.
4 Dec 1823 Indenture: R.E.C. Dougherty of Carroll Co TN. 260 acres to William Walters of Henry Co.
"It was around 1826 that William Waters raised the first tobacco in the county".
Henry County settlers mentioned in Goodspeed's History of Tennessee published in 1887
Early Settlers of Henry County
Southeastern Henry County
Joel Hagler, Willis Hagler, James Williams, William Wyatt, Rev Benjamin Peeples, Rev John Manly, Richard Manly, Hamilton F. Manly, John Stoddart, Abraham Waters, William Waters, Cullen Bryant, William Jones, James Hicks, Thomas Lilly, Johanan Smith, Henry Wall, ? Randle, Reuben Bomar, William Porter, John Porter
Please Note: According to Brenda Wyatt, the two men referred to by Goodspeed as Waters, Abraham and William, were actually Walters.
1830 Census. Henry Co TN
William Waters: 1m -5, 2m 5-10, 3m 10-15, 3m 15-20, 1m 20-30, 1m 50-60
2f -5, 1f 10-15, 2f 15-20, 1f 40-50
William and both wives are buried in the Walters Cemetery, 4 miles south of Paris, Henry Co, TN.
William died at age 64 years, 4 months.


  • WikiTree profile Walters-625 created through the import of Haden for WikiTree.ged on Oct 10, 2011 by Kay Haden. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Kay and others.
  • Source: S24 Abbreviation: Grave Marker Title: Grave Marker Data: Text: Walters Cemetery. 4 miles South of Paris, Henry Co TN.
  • Source: S641 Abbreviation: Gedcom - Thomas Ancestors Title: William Thomas Stamps; GEDCOM file imported on 23 Dec 2000. "Stamps Family History & Lineage Updated 12 Nov 2000. Walters, Stamps, Echols, Slade, Howard, etc. Repository: #R6
  • Repository: R6 Name: Online Address: Web Address:
  • Source: S642 Abbreviation: WorldConnect Title: WorldConnect database at Rootsweb. <> [This is the same file available from Family Trees.] Note: Files are submitted by individuals. Research notes often included. Source data sometimes cited. Repository: #R3 Call Number: Copied webpage Data: Text: GEDCOM file imported on 26 Dec 2000. "The Ancestors of Ashlee Victoria Christlieb" Jeffrey L. Christlieb <> Update 14 Nov 2000.
  • Repository: R3 Name: My Files Address:
  • Source: S685 Abbreviation: Pittsylvania-Land Entry Book Title: Marian Dodson Chiarito, Entry Record Book 1770-1796: Land Entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, and Patrick (Reprinted Iberian Publishing Co, Athens, GA, 1996) Page: p.6
  • Source: S725 Abbreviation: Bible Record - Walters Family Title: Walters Family Bible. Transcribed 16 Oct 1978 by Gay Hampton Rusk. At that time the Bible was in possession of Mrs. Mable Alessi of Little Rock, AR. Copy by email from Camilla Laughlin <> 10 Mar 2002. Repository: #R3
  • Source: S778 Abbreviation: Walters Papers Title: Walters Papers found Vertical file in W. G. Rhea Public Library, Paris, TN by Walters descendant Camilla Walters Laughlin, April 2002. Prepared by Walters descendant James F. Cantrell and possibly research of Wilmoth Walters Hawkins for DAR membership. Repository: #R3
  • Source: S860 Abbreviation: Pittsylvania Co VA Deeds Title: Pittsylvania Co Virginia Deeds; Deed Books 3 & 4, Microfilm #0033263; Deeds & Wills Book 5, Microfilm #0033264; DB 6 & 7 with some Court Records from 1767, Microfilm #0033265; DB 8, Microfilm #0033266; DB 9 & 10, Microfilm #0033267; Deeds & Wills 11, Microfilm #0033290 [these are dated earlier than DB 9; the wills begin in 1780]
  1. Source: #S642 Data: Text: GEDCOM file imported on 26 Dec 2000. "The Ancestors of Ashlee Victoria Christlieb" Jeffrey L. Christlieb <> Update 14 Nov 2000.
  2. Source: #S725
  3. Source: #S725

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