Monday, January 23, 2012

Amanuensis Monday: A Diagrammatic Chart and Sixteen Sheets

George Walton (ca 1680-1764) and his wife Elizabeth Rowe (ca 1685-1775) not only were very early settlers and very long-lived, they were documented in the most amazing ways I've ever seen. In 1955, Roy W. Black of Bolivar, Tennessee, typed 16 pages of material on the family, apparently with difficulty. in 1977, Britain W. Walton, an 11th generation descendent, saw fit to hand-print a massive "diagrammatic chart" of George and Elizabeth's descendents, based on Mr. Black's information. 

I have Mr. Britain's chart copied in pieces; I don't know what the original size was. It shows dozens of descendents, the latest born in the 1930s. Here's the heading. I've transcribed a little of it.

Diagrammatic Chart by Britain W. Walton (CH 2, 11th Gen), Edenton, NC 1977

Walton from the James and Many Descendants: American Origin
James River Locale, Colony of Virginia 
Those of: Surry County
Chart No. 3 — No more line data or female discontinued
RS – Revolutionary Soldier
(T) – Died testate
Material Source: Wal(l)ton family of Brunswick & Greensville Counties,
Virginia and Morgan & Putnam Counties Georgia
By: Roy W. Black, Sr.
Letters of Virginia Tabitha Walton (1837-1900) - 8th gen - included with data of Black. A thorough search of all records in Brunswick and Greensville Counties, VA by B.W. Walton
NOTE: The typed transcript by Block (1955) is on file at D.A.R. Library Washington, D.C.
DAR No. 48414. His write-up mainly concerns descendants of Capt. Henry Walton (1753-1813). He does not mention Geo. Walton being of Surry Co. apparently not knowing of the 1726 land patent. His presentation and this diagrammatic chart are the only known genealogical efforts on this Walton line.
George Walton & Wife                            Elizabeth Rowe
B ca 1680 probably England                    B 1/15/1685 in Middlesex Co. VA
D 1/1/1766 in Brunswick Co VA              Will signed: __/2/1771
Will rec 1/26/1761                                 Will rec 1/24/1775 ... names gr-children Geo, Sarah, Isaac Rowe
    John Walton Sr b abt 1706 Surry Co VA ?            Catherine Walton           
    D 1/1/1795 in Brunswick Co. VA                         B ca 1717 [?] Surry Co. VA
    Will rec 1/23/1796                                             D Aft 4/13/1793
        M Rebecca -?- b -?- D Bef 1/27/1789                   M Nathaniel Harris in 1737                                                                                         B ca 1708 D 1793 Brunswick Co.   
[John Walton] Received a patent for 180 acres in Brunswick Co. on 9/28/1728 & says he is of Brunswick Co and age would be abt 21
This is the upper left portion of the chart.

I have a scan of the chart that's big enough to read. If you want one, I'll be happy to send it. If anyone knows who holds the original, please let me know.

This is the first page of Mr. Black's document.

The code number SMITH WALTON/VA/2 is from my cousin Bennie Lou Hook Altom, an endless source of information and enthusiasm on our family lines. I can't find you on the Web, Bennie. Please check in, I miss you.


  1. Hello,
    Could you please tell me where I might find a transcription of Isaac Rowe Walton's Will?
    Thank you,

  2. I did a search and found the will here:
    The original is on microfilm at the Library of Virginia in Will Book 4, 1761-1777, pages 29-31.

    Are you a Walton cousin?


    1. I would love to have the copies of this you have. I am a Decendant of George and Elizabeth. whenever you get the chance. Thanks, and great blog!