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Robert Walton, III[1, 2]

Male 1717 - 1750  (33 years)


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  • Name Robert Walton 
    Suffix III 
    Born 7 Jan 1717  New Kent County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1750  Cumberland County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I547451361  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 

    Father Robert Walton, Jr.,   b. 1693, New Kent County, Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1733, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Frances Sherwood,   b. 17 Jan 1697, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1780, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F6108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hughes,   b. Abt 1672, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Robert3 Walton, Jr.,   b. 1741, Prince Edward County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1797, Augusta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +2. George [signer] Walton,   b. 1740, Prince Edward, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1804, Meadow Gardens, his home in Augusta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +3. Sarah 'Sally' Walton,   b. 1742, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. John Walton,   b. Abt 1746, Cumberland Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1781, Augusta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F518495473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Children of Robert and Mary Hughes Walton
    Children of Robert and Mary Hughes Walton
    children of robert walton and mary hughes.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Our Southern Cousins, http://oursoutherncousins.com/walton5.html.
      Notes of Mrs. E. Richards: Robert Walton (third of that name, going back to his grandfather Robert Walton who married Frances Sherwood). Apparently he was their second son based on the order of heirs named in the father's will. Besides his father Robert, Robert III had a maternal grandfather named Robert Hughes and a paternal grandfather named Robert Walton so he could have been named for any or all. No proof as to Robert III's actual birth date has been found but since his father's will was written in Feb. of 1746 naming both Robert and his brother John and a yet unborn third child, a good guess for this second child's birth date is 1744. His father Robert II died at the end of 1749 or early in 1750, so young Robert lost his father when he was only five or six years old. He and his siblings evidently lived with their mother, Mary Hughes Walton, at their home place at least until 1757 when the Cumberland court appointed a guardian for each child. Mary Walton had married a second time in 1754 to John Winfrey who had been the overseer or manager on the Walton place but no guardians were considered necessary until 1757. It is possible, even likely, that Mary Hughes Walton Winfrey's death was the event that made naming guardians for the minor children a necessity. Cumberland Co. Will Book 1 has many pages of guardian reports for the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally, and George). The reports are interesting and informative, listing expenditures for items of personal clothing, school teachers' hire, books, clothing for slaves, etc. and, in Robert's case, expenses to pack and market Robert's tobacco crop grown on land inherited from his father. In addition to expenses through the years, accounts of profits from slaves' hire and crops are listed.
      The last guardian report on Robert Walton III is dated June 1761. If the supposed 1744 birth date for Robert III is used, he would have been only about 17 or 18 years old in 1761. If so, why were the guardian reports stopped? More research is needed.
      There is a total absence of data on Robert III during the years from the last guardian report of June 1761 until June 26, 1767 when Robert Walton and Fanny his wife of Charlotte Co., VA sold land he inherited in Cumberland on a branch of Deep Creek near Peter Vale Church - 135 acres - for L 80 to John Stewart of Prince Edward Co., VA "which the said Robert Walton obtained by the last will and testament of his father Robert Walton". Robert's wife Frances Walton is identified as the daughter of John Carter and Elizabeth by a legacy she received in her father's 1785 will. John Carter, by a 1773 deed of gift, gave each one of Frances Carter Walton's three children: John Carter Walton, Mary Walton and Elizabeth Walton, a slave, so all the children were born by that date.
      In November of 1770, John Stewart and Mary his wife of Cumberland Co. sold land in Prince Edward and Charlotte Co. on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers, 250 acres where Stewart used to live, to Robert Walton of Charlotte for L 100.
      In 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte was given Power of Attorney by his brother John who was living in Georgia to facilitate the partition of the remaining undivided lands the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally and George) had inherited from their father's estate. Research is needed to find what happened to these parcels of land.
      On November 6, 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., VA executed a deed of trust. In it, Robert acknowledged that he owed Messr. Buchanan, Hastie and Co., merchants in Glasgow a sum of one hundred and twenty-two pounds, seventeen shillings and one penny. "In consideration of the debt and for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings ???.one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being the county of Charlotte on the River of Meherrin formerly the property of George Walton (this George Walton was Robert's uncle, the brother of his father Robert) containing by estimation five hundred acres be the same more or less ?????.also nine Negroes Viz: Charles, Biron, Peter, James, Jenny, Sue, Nelle, Hannah, Jude with their children and increase and every advantage that may from them accrue, also one Negro boy named Mory??.." The property named was "sold" to the merchants in trust to secure the debt. The deed was recorded in Charlotte Co. Deed Book 3, page 212 on May 3, 1773.
      In January 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold the land on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers that he bought from John Stewart in 1770 to Joseph Pearson. Joseph Pearson was the Walton children's cousin, the son of Frances Walton Pearson, the Walton children's aunt. Robert had paid L100 for the 250 acres in 1770 but he sold the land in 1773 for only L 60. One of the witnesses to this deed was Henry Watkins who had married Temperance Hughes, Robert Walton's aunt.
      In August of 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold his slave Peter to Henry Watkins (his uncle by marriage) and George Moore for L 70. One wonders if this Peter is the same slave Robert put up as part of his collateral in November of 1772.
      In August 1783, Robert Walton "of Charlotte Co." signed a document recorded in Charlotte Co, VA Deed Book 5, page 56. "Know all men by these presents that I, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., for and in consideration of Henry Watkins and George Moore of Prince Edward Co., having entered into and executed a bond as security for me to Messr. Dreghorne, Murdock and Co., merchants in Glasgow (North Britain) for the payment of seventy pounds current money of Virginia with interest from the 27th day of August 1773 'til paid as also for and in the further consideration of the sum of five shillings like money to me in hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof?? doth bargain, sell and deliver unto the said Henry Watkins and George Moore and to their heirs forever two Negro slaves named Will and Dick." Henry Watkins and George Moore were to have the right to take and possess or sell the slaves at any time when convenient or necessary "for their indemnification and safety for their securityship". Notice this debt was ten years old. The witnesses to this document were John Spencer and Robert Watkins. No other documents have been found concerning the debts Robert Walton owed to the Glasgow merchants.
      Also in 1783, Robert Walton acquired a 250 acre tract in Georgia which he sold in 1788 to Cowles. George Walton, Robert Walton's younger brother, later acquired this land. The documents above indicate a move or an intended move from Charlotte Co., VA to Georgia by the Robert Walton family. By 1785, Robert Walton had acquired more land in Georgia in the District of Augusta so apparently the move was fully accomplished by that date. At this stage of the research, no other deeds or documents concerning purchase, sale or disposition of land in VA nor GA during Robert's lifetime have been found. Robert appears to have gotten in financial straits in VA which may have encouraged the family to make a new start in frontier GA.
      Robert Walton died in July of 1797. From the newspaper: "On the 12th instant, Robert Walton, Sr, of Richmond County, planter. July 14, 1797." (The Sr. following this Robert's name may have been to distinguish him from his nephew Robert Walton, son of the Prince Edward Co. VA George Walton. The younger Robert Walton lived in GA.) Litigation over the elder Robert Walton's estate is found in Wilkes Co., GA records in 1798. "George Walton (this is Robert Walton's younger brother) states that he loaned $1,429 to Robert Walton so he could purchase several Negro slaves and various other items. John Carter Walton (this is Robert Walton's son), administrator of Robert Walton's estate, refuses to pay the debt owed by Robert Walton. George Walton now asks that John Walton be required to settle the account."
      Nothing is known about Robert and Frances Carter Walton's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, but there are records on the son John Carter Walton. In 1791, John Carter Walton witnessed a Power of Attorney from his cousin Robert Watkins of GA (son of Thos. and Sally Walton Watkins) to a friend to collect Robert's wife's inheritance in VA.

      Robert Walton, brother of George - signer of the Declaration of Independence, married Frances Carter of Virginia and settled in Burke County, GA. All three brothers were prominent in the patriotic side of the Revolution.

      Robert Walton and Frances Carter had three children:

      1) John Carter Walton, died March 1804, killed in duel (see notes below. He was killed in a duel defending his uncle George Walton (the signer?s) honor).
      2) Mary Walton (nothing else known)
      3) Elizabeth Walton (nothing else known)Notes of Mrs. E. Richards: Robert Walton (third of that name, going back to his grandfather Robert Walton who married Frances Sherwood). Apparently he was their second son based on the order of heirs named in the father's will. Besides his father Robert, Robert III had a maternal grandfather named Robert Hughes and a paternal grandfather named Robert Walton so he could have been named for any or all. No proof as to Robert III's actual birth date has been found but since his father's will was written in Feb. of 1746 naming both Robert and his brother John and a yet unborn third child, a good guess for this second child's birth date is 1744. His father Robert II died at the end of 1749 or early in 1750, so young Robert lost his father when he was only five or six years old. He and his siblings evidently lived with their mother, Mary Hughes Walton, at their home place at least until 1757 when the Cumberland court appointed a guardian for each child. Mary Walton had married a second time in 1754 to John Winfrey who had been the overseer or manager on the Walton place but no guardians were considered necessary until 1757. It is possible, even likely, that Mary Hughes Walton Winfrey's death was the event that made naming guardians for the minor children a necessity. Cumberland Co. Will Book 1 has many pages of guardian reports for the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally, and George). The reports are interesting and informative, listing expenditures for items of personal clothing, school teachers' hire, books, clothing for slaves, etc. and, in Robert's case, expenses to pack and market Robert's tobacco crop grown on land inherited from his father. In addition to expenses through the years, accounts of profits from slaves' hire and crops are listed.
      The last guardian report on Robert Walton III is dated June 1761. If the supposed 1744 birth date for Robert III is used, he would have been only about 17 or 18 years old in 1761. If so, why were the guardian reports stopped? More research is needed.
      There is a total absence of data on Robert III during the years from the last guardian report of June 1761 until June 26, 1767 when Robert Walton and Fanny his wife of Charlotte Co., VA sold land he inherited in Cumberland on a branch of Deep Creek near Peter Vale Church - 135 acres - for L 80 to John Stewart of Prince Edward Co., VA "which the said Robert Walton obtained by the last will and testament of his father Robert Walton". Robert's wife Frances Walton is identified as the daughter of John Carter and Elizabeth by a legacy she received in her father's 1785 will. John Carter, by a 1773 deed of gift, gave each one of Frances Carter Walton's three children: John Carter Walton, Mary Walton and Elizabeth Walton, a slave, so all the children were born by that date.
      In November of 1770, John Stewart and Mary his wife of Cumberland Co. sold land in Prince Edward and Charlotte Co. on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers, 250 acres where Stewart used to live, to Robert Walton of Charlotte for L 100.
      In 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte was given Power of Attorney by his brother John who was living in Georgia to facilitate the partition of the remaining undivided lands the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally and George) had inherited from their father's estate. Research is needed to find what happened to these parcels of land.
      On November 6, 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., VA executed a deed of trust. In it, Robert acknowledged that he owed Messr. Buchanan, Hastie and Co., merchants in Glasgow a sum of one hundred and twenty-two pounds, seventeen shillings and one penny. "In consideration of the debt and for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings ???.one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being the county of Charlotte on the River of Meherrin formerly the property of George Walton (this George Walton was Robert's uncle, the brother of his father Robert) containing by estimation five hundred acres be the same more or less ?????.also nine Negroes Viz: Charles, Biron, Peter, James, Jenny, Sue, Nelle, Hannah, Jude with their children and increase and every advantage that may from them accrue, also one Negro boy named Mory??.." The property named was "sold" to the merchants in trust to secure the debt. The deed was recorded in Charlotte Co. Deed Book 3, page 212 on May 3, 1773.
      In January 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold the land on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers that he bought from John Stewart in 1770 to Joseph Pearson. Joseph Pearson was the Walton children's cousin, the son of Frances Walton Pearson, the Walton children's aunt. Robert had paid L100 for the 250 acres in 1770 but he sold the land in 1773 for only L 60. One of the witnesses to this deed was Henry Watkins who had married Temperance Hughes, Robert Walton's aunt.
      In August of 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold his slave Peter to Henry Watkins (his uncle by marriage) and George Moore for L 70. One wonders if this Peter is the same slave Robert put up as part of his collateral in November of 1772.
      In August 1783, Robert Walton "of Charlotte Co." signed a document recorded in Charlotte Co, VA Deed Book 5, page 56. "Know all men by these presents that I, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., for and in consideration of Henry Watkins and George Moore of Prince Edward Co., having entered into and executed a bond as security for me to Messr. Dreghorne, Murdock and Co., merchants in Glasgow (North Britain) for the payment of seventy pounds current money of Virginia with interest from the 27th day of August 1773 'til paid as also for and in the further consideration of the sum of five shillings like money to me in hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof?? doth bargain, sell and deliver unto the said Henry Watkins and George Moore and to their heirs forever two Negro slaves named Will and Dick." Henry Watkins and George Moore were to have the right to take and possess or sell the slaves at any time when convenient or necessary "for their indemnification and safety for their securityship". Notice this debt was ten years old. The witnesses to this document were John Spencer and Robert Watkins. No other documents have been found concerning the debts Robert Walton owed to the Glasgow merchants.
      Also in 1783, Robert Walton acquired a 250 acre tract in Georgia which he sold in 1788 to Cowles. George Walton, Robert Walton's younger brother, later acquired this land. The documents above indicate a move or an intended move from Charlotte Co., VA to Georgia by the Robert Walton family. By 1785, Robert Walton had acquired more land in Georgia in the District of Augusta so apparently the move was fully accomplished by that date. At this stage of the research, no other deeds or documents concerning purchase, sale or disposition of land in VA nor GA during Robert's lifetime have been found. Robert appears to have gotten in financial straits in VA which may have encouraged the family to make a new start in frontier GA.
      Robert Walton died in July of 1797. From the newspaper: "On the 12th instant, Robert Walton, Sr, of Richmond County, planter. July 14, 1797." (The Sr. following this Robert's name may have been to distinguish him from his nephew Robert Walton, son of the Prince Edward Co. VA George Walton. The younger Robert Walton lived in GA.) Litigation over the elder Robert Walton's estate is found in Wilkes Co., GA records in 1798. "George Walton (this is Robert Walton's younger brother) states that he loaned $1,429 to Robert Walton so he could purchase several Negro slaves and various other items. John Carter Walton (this is Robert Walton's son), administrator of Robert Walton's estate, refuses to pay the debt owed by Robert Walton. George Walton now asks that John Walton be required to settle the account."
      Nothing is known about Robert and Frances Carter Walton's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, but there are records on the son John Carter Walton. In 1791, John Carter Walton witnessed a Power of Attorney from his cousin Robert Watkins of GA (son of Thos. and Sally Walton Watkins) to a friend to collect Robert's wife's inheritance in VA.

      Robert Walton, brother of George - signer of the Declaration of Independence, married Frances Carter of Virginia and settled in Burke County, GA. All three brothers were prominent in the patriotic side of the Revolution.

      Robert Walton and Frances Carter had three children:

      1) John Carter Walton, died March 1804, killed in duel (see notes below. He was killed in a duel defending his uncle George Walton (the signer?s) honor).
      2) Mary Walton (nothing else known)
      3) Elizabeth Walton (nothing else known)Notes of Mrs. E. Richards: Robert Walton (third of that name, going back to his grandfather Robert Walton who married Frances Sherwood). Apparently he was their second son based on the order of heirs named in the father's will. Besides his father Robert, Robert III had a maternal grandfather named Robert Hughes and a paternal grandfather named Robert Walton so he could have been named for any or all. No proof as to Robert III's actual birth date has been found but since his father's will was written in Feb. of 1746 naming both Robert and his brother John and a yet unborn third child, a good guess for this second child's birth date is 1744. His father Robert II died at the end of 1749 or early in 1750, so young Robert lost his father when he was only five or six years old. He and his siblings evidently lived with their mother, Mary Hughes Walton, at their home place at least until 1757 when the Cumberland court appointed a guardian for each child. Mary Walton had married a second time in 1754 to John Winfrey who had been the overseer or manager on the Walton place but no guardians were considered necessary until 1757. It is possible, even likely, that Mary Hughes Walton Winfrey's death was the event that made naming guardians for the minor children a necessity. Cumberland Co. Will Book 1 has many pages of guardian reports for the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally, and George). The reports are interesting and informative, listing expenditures for items of personal clothing, school teachers' hire, books, clothing for slaves, etc. and, in Robert's case, expenses to pack and market Robert's tobacco crop grown on land inherited from his father. In addition to expenses through the years, accounts of profits from slaves' hire and crops are listed.
      The last guardian report on Robert Walton III is dated June 1761. If the supposed 1744 birth date for Robert III is used, he would have been only about 17 or 18 years old in 1761. If so, why were the guardian reports stopped? More research is needed.
      There is a total absence of data on Robert III during the years from the last guardian report of June 1761 until June 26, 1767 when Robert Walton and Fanny his wife of Charlotte Co., VA sold land he inherited in Cumberland on a branch of Deep Creek near Peter Vale Church - 135 acres - for L 80 to John Stewart of Prince Edward Co., VA "which the said Robert Walton obtained by the last will and testament of his father Robert Walton". Robert's wife Frances Walton is identified as the daughter of John Carter and Elizabeth by a legacy she received in her father's 1785 will. John Carter, by a 1773 deed of gift, gave each one of Frances Carter Walton's three children: John Carter Walton, Mary Walton and Elizabeth Walton, a slave, so all the children were born by that date.
      In November of 1770, John Stewart and Mary his wife of Cumberland Co. sold land in Prince Edward and Charlotte Co. on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers, 250 acres where Stewart used to live, to Robert Walton of Charlotte for L 100.
      In 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte was given Power of Attorney by his brother John who was living in Georgia to facilitate the partition of the remaining undivided lands the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally and George) had inherited from their father's estate. Research is needed to find what happened to these parcels of land.
      On November 6, 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., VA executed a deed of trust. In it, Robert acknowledged that he owed Messr. Buchanan, Hastie and Co., merchants in Glasgow a sum of one hundred and twenty-two pounds, seventeen shillings and one penny. "In consideration of the debt and for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings ???.one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being the county of Charlotte on the River of Meherrin formerly the property of George Walton (this George Walton was Robert's uncle, the brother of his father Robert) containing by estimation five hundred acres be the same more or less ?????.also nine Negroes Viz: Charles, Biron, Peter, James, Jenny, Sue, Nelle, Hannah, Jude with their children and increase and every advantage that may from them accrue, also one Negro boy named Mory??.." The property named was "sold" to the merchants in trust to secure the debt. The deed was recorded in Charlotte Co. Deed Book 3, page 212 on May 3, 1773.
      In January 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold the land on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers that he bought from John Stewart in 1770 to Joseph Pearson. Joseph Pearson was the Walton children's cousin, the son of Frances Walton Pearson, the Walton children's aunt. Robert had paid L100 for the 250 acres in 1770 but he sold the land in 1773 for only L 60. One of the witnesses to this deed was Henry Watkins who had married Temperance Hughes, Robert Walton's aunt.
      In August of 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold his slave Peter to Henry Watkins (his uncle by marriage) and George Moore for L 70. One wonders if this Peter is the same slave Robert put up as part of his collateral in November of 1772.
      In August 1783, Robert Walton "of Charlotte Co." signed a document recorded in Charlotte Co, VA Deed Book 5, page 56. "Know all men by these presents that I, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., for and in consideration of Henry Watkins and George Moore of Prince Edward Co., having entered into and executed a bond as security for me to Messr. Dreghorne, Murdock and Co., merchants in Glasgow (North Britain) for the payment of seventy pounds current money of Virginia with interest from the 27th day of August 1773 'til paid as also for and in the further consideration of the sum of five shillings like money to me in hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof?? doth bargain, sell and deliver unto the said Henry Watkins and George Moore and to their heirs forever two Negro slaves named Will and Dick." Henry Watkins and George Moore were to have the right to take and possess or sell the slaves at any time when convenient or necessary "for their indemnification and safety for their securityship". Notice this debt was ten years old. The witnesses to this document were John Spencer and Robert Watkins. No other documents have been found concerning the debts Robert Walton owed to the Glasgow merchants.
      Also in 1783, Robert Walton acquired a 250 acre tract in Georgia which he sold in 1788 to Cowles. George Walton, Robert Walton's younger brother, later acquired this land. The documents above indicate a move or an intended move from Charlotte Co., VA to Georgia by the Robert Walton family. By 1785, Robert Walton had acquired more land in Georgia in the District of Augusta so apparently the move was fully accomplished by that date. At this stage of the research, no other deeds or documents concerning purchase, sale or disposition of land in VA nor GA during Robert's lifetime have been found. Robert appears to have gotten in financial straits in VA which may have encouraged the family to make a new start in frontier GA.
      Robert Walton died in July of 1797. From the newspaper: "On the 12th instant, Robert Walton, Sr, of Richmond County, planter. July 14, 1797." (The Sr. following this Robert's name may have been to distinguish him from his nephew Robert Walton, son of the Prince Edward Co. VA George Walton. The younger Robert Walton lived in GA.) Litigation over the elder Robert Walton's estate is found in Wilkes Co., GA records in 1798. "George Walton (this is Robert Walton's younger brother) states that he loaned $1,429 to Robert Walton so he could purchase several Negro slaves and various other items. John Carter Walton (this is Robert Walton's son), administrator of Robert Walton's estate, refuses to pay the debt owed by Robert Walton. George Walton now asks that John Walton be required to settle the account."
      Nothing is known about Robert and Frances Carter Walton's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, but there are records on the son John Carter Walton. In 1791, John Carter Walton witnessed a Power of Attorney from his cousin Robert Watkins of GA (son of Thos. and Sally Walton Watkins) to a friend to collect Robert's wife's inheritance in VA.

      Robert Walton, brother of George - signer of the Declaration of Independence, married Frances Carter of Virginia and settled in Burke County, GA. All three brothers were prominent in the patriotic side of the Revolution.

      Robert Walton and Frances Carter had three children:

      1) John Carter Walton, died March 1804, killed in duel (see notes below. He was killed in a duel defending his uncle George Walton (the signer?s) honor).
      2) Mary Walton (nothing else known)
      3) Elizabeth Walton (nothing else known)Notes of Mrs. E. Richards: Robert Walton (third of that name, going back to his grandfather Robert Walton who married Frances Sherwood). Apparently he was their second son based on the order of heirs named in the father's will. Besides his father Robert, Robert III had a maternal grandfather named Robert Hughes and a paternal grandfather named Robert Walton so he could have been named for any or all. No proof as to Robert III's actual birth date has been found but since his father's will was written in Feb. of 1746 naming both Robert and his brother John and a yet unborn third child, a good guess for this second child's birth date is 1744. His father Robert II died at the end of 1749 or early in 1750, so young Robert lost his father when he was only five or six years old. He and his siblings evidently lived with their mother, Mary Hughes Walton, at their home place at least until 1757 when the Cumberland court appointed a guardian for each child. Mary Walton had married a second time in 1754 to John Winfrey who had been the overseer or manager on the Walton place but no guardians were considered necessary until 1757. It is possible, even likely, that Mary Hughes Walton Winfrey's death was the event that made naming guardians for the minor children a necessity. Cumberland Co. Will Book 1 has many pages of guardian reports for the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally, and George). The reports are interesting and informative, listing expenditures for items of personal clothing, school teachers' hire, books, clothing for slaves, etc. and, in Robert's case, expenses to pack and market Robert's tobacco crop grown on land inherited from his father. In addition to expenses through the years, accounts of profits from slaves' hire and crops are listed.
      The last guardian report on Robert Walton III is dated June 1761. If the supposed 1744 birth date for Robert III is used, he would have been only about 17 or 18 years old in 1761. If so, why were the guardian reports stopped? More research is needed.
      There is a total absence of data on Robert III during the years from the last guardian report of June 1761 until June 26, 1767 when Robert Walton and Fanny his wife of Charlotte Co., VA sold land he inherited in Cumberland on a branch of Deep Creek near Peter Vale Church - 135 acres - for L 80 to John Stewart of Prince Edward Co., VA "which the said Robert Walton obtained by the last will and testament of his father Robert Walton". Robert's wife Frances Walton is identified as the daughter of John Carter and Elizabeth by a legacy she received in her father's 1785 will. John Carter, by a 1773 deed of gift, gave each one of Frances Carter Walton's three children: John Carter Walton, Mary Walton and Elizabeth Walton, a slave, so all the children were born by that date.
      In November of 1770, John Stewart and Mary his wife of Cumberland Co. sold land in Prince Edward and Charlotte Co. on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers, 250 acres where Stewart used to live, to Robert Walton of Charlotte for L 100.
      In 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte was given Power of Attorney by his brother John who was living in Georgia to facilitate the partition of the remaining undivided lands the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally and George) had inherited from their father's estate. Research is needed to find what happened to these parcels of land.
      On November 6, 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., VA executed a deed of trust. In it, Robert acknowledged that he owed Messr. Buchanan, Hastie and Co., merchants in Glasgow a sum of one hundred and twenty-two pounds, seventeen shillings and one penny. "In consideration of the debt and for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings ???.one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being the county of Charlotte on the River of Meherrin formerly the property of George Walton (this George Walton was Robert's uncle, the brother of his father Robert) containing by estimation five hundred acres be the same more or less ?????.also nine Negroes Viz: Charles, Biron, Peter, James, Jenny, Sue, Nelle, Hannah, Jude with their children and increase and every advantage that may from them accrue, also one Negro boy named Mory??.." The property named was "sold" to the merchants in trust to secure the debt. The deed was recorded in Charlotte Co. Deed Book 3, page 212 on May 3, 1773.
      In January 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold the land on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers that he bought from John Stewart in 1770 to Joseph Pearson. Joseph Pearson was the Walton children's cousin, the son of Frances Walton Pearson, the Walton children's aunt. Robert had paid L100 for the 250 acres in 1770 but he sold the land in 1773 for only L 60. One of the witnesses to this deed was Henry Watkins who had married Temperance Hughes, Robert Walton's aunt.
      In August of 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold his slave Peter to Henry Watkins (his uncle by marriage) and George Moore for L 70. One wonders if this Peter is the same slave Robert put up as part of his collateral in November of 1772.
      In August 1783, Robert Walton "of Charlotte Co." signed a document recorded in Charlotte Co, VA Deed Book 5, page 56. "Know all men by these presents that I, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., for and in consideration of Henry Watkins and George Moore of Prince Edward Co., having entered into and executed a bond as security for me to Messr. Dreghorne, Murdock and Co., merchants in Glasgow (North Britain) for the payment of seventy pounds current money of Virginia with interest from the 27th day of August 1773 'til paid as also for and in the further consideration of the sum of five shillings like money to me in hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof?? doth bargain, sell and deliver unto the said Henry Watkins and George Moore and to their heirs forever two Negro slaves named Will and Dick." Henry Watkins and George Moore were to have the right to take and possess or sell the slaves at any time when convenient or necessary "for their indemnification and safety for their securityship". Notice this debt was ten years old. The witnesses to this document were John Spencer and Robert Watkins. No other documents have been found concerning the debts Robert Walton owed to the Glasgow merchants.
      Also in 1783, Robert Walton acquired a 250 acre tract in Georgia which he sold in 1788 to Cowles. George Walton, Robert Walton's younger brother, later acquired this land. The documents above indicate a move or an intended move from Charlotte Co., VA to Georgia by the Robert Walton family. By 1785, Robert Walton had acquired more land in Georgia in the District of Augusta so apparently the move was fully accomplished by that date. At this stage of the research, no other deeds or documents concerning purchase, sale or disposition of land in VA nor GA during Robert's lifetime have been found. Robert appears to have gotten in financial straits in VA which may have encouraged the family to make a new start in frontier GA.
      Robert Walton died in July of 1797. From the newspaper: "On the 12th instant, Robert Walton, Sr, of Richmond County, planter. July 14, 1797." (The Sr. following this Robert's name may have been to distinguish him from his nephew Robert Walton, son of the Prince Edward Co. VA George Walton. The younger Robert Walton lived in GA.) Litigation over the elder Robert Walton's estate is found in Wilkes Co., GA records in 1798. "George Walton (this is Robert Walton's younger brother) states that he loaned $1,429 to Robert Walton so he could purchase several Negro slaves and various other items. John Carter Walton (this is Robert Walton's son), administrator of Robert Walton's estate, refuses to pay the debt owed by Robert Walton. George Walton now asks that John Walton be required to settle the account."
      Nothing is known about Robert and Frances Carter Walton's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, but there are records on the son John Carter Walton. In 1791, John Carter Walton witnessed a Power of Attorney from his cousin Robert Watkins of GA (son of Thos. and Sally Walton Watkins) to a friend to collect Robert's wife's inheritance in VA.

      Robert Walton, brother of George - signer of the Declaration of Independence, married Frances Carter of Virginia and settled in Burke County, GA. All three brothers were prominent in the patriotic side of the Revolution.

      Robert Walton and Frances Carter had three children:

      1) John Carter Walton, died March 1804, killed in duel (see notes below. He was killed in a duel defending his uncle George Walton (the signer?s) honor).
      2) Mary Walton (nothing else known)
      3) Elizabeth Walton (nothing else known)Notes of Mrs. E. Richards: Robert Walton (third of that name, going back to his grandfather Robert Walton who married Frances Sherwood). Apparently he was their second son based on the order of heirs named in the father's will. Besides his father Robert, Robert III had a maternal grandfather named Robert Hughes and a paternal grandfather named Robert Walton so he could have been named for any or all. No proof as to Robert III's actual birth date has been found but since his father's will was written in Feb. of 1746 naming both Robert and his brother John and a yet unborn third child, a good guess for this second child's birth date is 1744. His father Robert II died at the end of 1749 or early in 1750, so young Robert lost his father when he was only five or six years old. He and his siblings evidently lived with their mother, Mary Hughes Walton, at their home place at least until 1757 when the Cumberland court appointed a guardian for each child. Mary Walton had married a second time in 1754 to John Winfrey who had been the overseer or manager on the Walton place but no guardians were considered necessary until 1757. It is possible, even likely, that Mary Hughes Walton Winfrey's death was the event that made naming guardians for the minor children a necessity. Cumberland Co. Will Book 1 has many pages of guardian reports for the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally, and George). The reports are interesting and informative, listing expenditures for items of personal clothing, school teachers' hire, books, clothing for slaves, etc. and, in Robert's case, expenses to pack and market Robert's tobacco crop grown on land inherited from his father. In addition to expenses through the years, accounts of profits from slaves' hire and crops are listed.
      The last guardian report on Robert Walton III is dated June 1761. If the supposed 1744 birth date for Robert III is used, he would have been only about 17 or 18 years old in 1761. If so, why were the guardian reports stopped? More research is needed.
      There is a total absence of data on Robert III during the years from the last guardian report of June 1761 until June 26, 1767 when Robert Walton and Fanny his wife of Charlotte Co., VA sold land he inherited in Cumberland on a branch of Deep Creek near Peter Vale Church - 135 acres - for L 80 to John Stewart of Prince Edward Co., VA "which the said Robert Walton obtained by the last will and testament of his father Robert Walton". Robert's wife Frances Walton is identified as the daughter of John Carter and Elizabeth by a legacy she received in her father's 1785 will. John Carter, by a 1773 deed of gift, gave each one of Frances Carter Walton's three children: John Carter Walton, Mary Walton and Elizabeth Walton, a slave, so all the children were born by that date.
      In November of 1770, John Stewart and Mary his wife of Cumberland Co. sold land in Prince Edward and Charlotte Co. on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers, 250 acres where Stewart used to live, to Robert Walton of Charlotte for L 100.
      In 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte was given Power of Attorney by his brother John who was living in Georgia to facilitate the partition of the remaining undivided lands the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally and George) had inherited from their father's estate. Research is needed to find what happened to these parcels of land.
      On November 6, 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., VA executed a deed of trust. In it, Robert acknowledged that he owed Messr. Buchanan, Hastie and Co., merchants in Glasgow a sum of one hundred and twenty-two pounds, seventeen shillings and one penny. "In consideration of the debt and for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings ???.one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being the county of Charlotte on the River of Meherrin formerly the property of George Walton (this George Walton was Robert's uncle, the brother of his father Robert) containing by estimation five hundred acres be the same more or less ?????.also nine Negroes Viz: Charles, Biron, Peter, James, Jenny, Sue, Nelle, Hannah, Jude with their children and increase and every advantage that may from them accrue, also one Negro boy named Mory??.." The property named was "sold" to the merchants in trust to secure the debt. The deed was recorded in Charlotte Co. Deed Book 3, page 212 on May 3, 1773.
      In January 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold the land on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers that he bought from John Stewart in 1770 to Joseph Pearson. Joseph Pearson was the Walton children's cousin, the son of Frances Walton Pearson, the Walton children's aunt. Robert had paid L100 for the 250 acres in 1770 but he sold the land in 1773 for only L 60. One of the witnesses to this deed was Henry Watkins who had married Temperance Hughes, Robert Walton's aunt.
      In August of 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold his slave Peter to Henry Watkins (his uncle by marriage) and George Moore for L 70. One wonders if this Peter is the same slave Robert put up as part of his collateral in November of 1772.
      In August 1783, Robert Walton "of Charlotte Co." signed a document recorded in Charlotte Co, VA Deed Book 5, page 56. "Know all men by these presents that I, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., for and in consideration of Henry Watkins and George Moore of Prince Edward Co., having entered into and executed a bond as security for me to Messr. Dreghorne, Murdock and Co., merchants in Glasgow (North Britain) for the payment of seventy pounds current money of Virginia with interest from the 27th day of August 1773 'til paid as also for and in the further consideration of the sum of five shillings like money to me in hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof?? doth bargain, sell and deliver unto the said Henry Watkins and George Moore and to their heirs forever two Negro slaves named Will and Dick." Henry Watkins and George Moore were to have the right to take and possess or sell the slaves at any time when convenient or necessary "for their indemnification and safety for their securityship". Notice this debt was ten years old. The witnesses to this document were John Spencer and Robert Watkins. No other documents have been found concerning the debts Robert Walton owed to the Glasgow merchants.
      Also in 1783, Robert Walton acquired a 250 acre tract in Georgia which he sold in 1788 to Cowles. George Walton, Robert Walton's younger brother, later acquired this land. The documents above indicate a move or an intended move from Charlotte Co., VA to Georgia by the Robert Walton family. By 1785, Robert Walton had acquired more land in Georgia in the District of Augusta so apparently the move was fully accomplished by that date. At this stage of the research, no other deeds or documents concerning purchase, sale or disposition of land in VA nor GA during Robert's lifetime have been found. Robert appears to have gotten in financial straits in VA which may have encouraged the family to make a new start in frontier GA.
      Robert Walton died in July of 1797. From the newspaper: "On the 12th instant, Robert Walton, Sr, of Richmond County, planter. July 14, 1797." (The Sr. following this Robert's name may have been to distinguish him from his nephew Robert Walton, son of the Prince Edward Co. VA George Walton. The younger Robert Walton lived in GA.) Litigation over the elder Robert Walton's estate is found in Wilkes Co., GA records in 1798. "George Walton (this is Robert Walton's younger brother) states that he loaned $1,429 to Robert Walton so he could purchase several Negro slaves and various other items. John Carter Walton (this is Robert Walton's son), administrator of Robert Walton's estate, refuses to pay the debt owed by Robert Walton. George Walton now asks that John Walton be required to settle the account."
      Nothing is known about Robert and Frances Carter Walton's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, but there are records on the son John Carter Walton. In 1791, John Carter Walton witnessed a Power of Attorney from his cousin Robert Watkins of GA (son of Thos. and Sally Walton Watkins) to a friend to collect Robert's wife's inheritance in VA.

      Robert Walton, brother of George - signer of the Declaration of Independence, married Frances Carter of Virginia and settled in Burke County, GA. All three brothers were prominent in the patriotic side of the Revolution.

      Robert Walton and Frances Carter had three children:

      1) John Carter Walton, died March 1804, killed in duel (see notes below. He was killed in a duel defending his uncle George Walton (the signer?s) honor).
      2) Mary Walton (nothing else known)
      3) Elizabeth Walton (nothing else known)Notes of Mrs. E. Richards: Robert Walton (third of that name, going back to his grandfather Robert Walton who married Frances Sherwood). Apparently he was their second son based on the order of heirs named in the father's will. Besides his father Robert, Robert III had a maternal grandfather named Robert Hughes and a paternal grandfather named Robert Walton so he could have been named for any or all. No proof as to Robert III's actual birth date has been found but since his father's will was written in Feb. of 1746 naming both Robert and his brother John and a yet unborn third child, a good guess for this second child's birth date is 1744. His father Robert II died at the end of 1749 or early in 1750, so young Robert lost his father when he was only five or six years old. He and his siblings evidently lived with their mother, Mary Hughes Walton, at their home place at least until 1757 when the Cumberland court appointed a guardian for each child. Mary Walton had married a second time in 1754 to John Winfrey who had been the overseer or manager on the Walton place but no guardians were considered necessary until 1757. It is possible, even likely, that Mary Hughes Walton Winfrey's death was the event that made naming guardians for the minor children a necessity. Cumberland Co. Will Book 1 has many pages of guardian reports for the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally, and George). The reports are interesting and informative, listing expenditures for items of personal clothing, school teachers' hire, books, clothing for slaves, etc. and, in Robert's case, expenses to pack and market Robert's tobacco crop grown on land inherited from his father. In addition to expenses through the years, accounts of profits from slaves' hire and crops are listed.
      The last guardian report on Robert Walton III is dated June 1761. If the supposed 1744 birth date for Robert III is used, he would have been only about 17 or 18 years old in 1761. If so, why were the guardian reports stopped? More research is needed.
      There is a total absence of data on Robert III during the years from the last guardian report of June 1761 until June 26, 1767 when Robert Walton and Fanny his wife of Charlotte Co., VA sold land he inherited in Cumberland on a branch of Deep Creek near Peter Vale Church - 135 acres - for L 80 to John Stewart of Prince Edward Co., VA "which the said Robert Walton obtained by the last will and testament of his father Robert Walton". Robert's wife Frances Walton is identified as the daughter of John Carter and Elizabeth by a legacy she received in her father's 1785 will. John Carter, by a 1773 deed of gift, gave each one of Frances Carter Walton's three children: John Carter Walton, Mary Walton and Elizabeth Walton, a slave, so all the children were born by that date.
      In November of 1770, John Stewart and Mary his wife of Cumberland Co. sold land in Prince Edward and Charlotte Co. on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers, 250 acres where Stewart used to live, to Robert Walton of Charlotte for L 100.
      In 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte was given Power of Attorney by his brother John who was living in Georgia to facilitate the partition of the remaining undivided lands the four Walton children (John, Robert, Sarah/Sally and George) had inherited from their father's estate. Research is needed to find what happened to these parcels of land.
      On November 6, 1772, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., VA executed a deed of trust. In it, Robert acknowledged that he owed Messr. Buchanan, Hastie and Co., merchants in Glasgow a sum of one hundred and twenty-two pounds, seventeen shillings and one penny. "In consideration of the debt and for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings ???.one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being the county of Charlotte on the River of Meherrin formerly the property of George Walton (this George Walton was Robert's uncle, the brother of his father Robert) containing by estimation five hundred acres be the same more or less ?????.also nine Negroes Viz: Charles, Biron, Peter, James, Jenny, Sue, Nelle, Hannah, Jude with their children and increase and every advantage that may from them accrue, also one Negro boy named Mory??.." The property named was "sold" to the merchants in trust to secure the debt. The deed was recorded in Charlotte Co. Deed Book 3, page 212 on May 3, 1773.
      In January 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold the land on the Bush and Meherrin Rivers that he bought from John Stewart in 1770 to Joseph Pearson. Joseph Pearson was the Walton children's cousin, the son of Frances Walton Pearson, the Walton children's aunt. Robert had paid L100 for the 250 acres in 1770 but he sold the land in 1773 for only L 60. One of the witnesses to this deed was Henry Watkins who had married Temperance Hughes, Robert Walton's aunt.
      In August of 1773, Robert Walton of Charlotte sold his slave Peter to Henry Watkins (his uncle by marriage) and George Moore for L 70. One wonders if this Peter is the same slave Robert put up as part of his collateral in November of 1772.
      In August 1783, Robert Walton "of Charlotte Co." signed a document recorded in Charlotte Co, VA Deed Book 5, page 56. "Know all men by these presents that I, Robert Walton of Charlotte Co., for and in consideration of Henry Watkins and George Moore of Prince Edward Co., having entered into and executed a bond as security for me to Messr. Dreghorne, Murdock and Co., merchants in Glasgow (North Britain) for the payment of seventy pounds current money of Virginia with interest from the 27th day of August 1773 'til paid as also for and in the further consideration of the sum of five shillings like money to me in hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof?? doth bargain, sell and deliver unto the said Henry Watkins and George Moore and to their heirs forever two Negro slaves named Will and Dick." Henry Watkins and George Moore were to have the right to take and possess or sell the slaves at any time when convenient or necessary "for their indemnification and safety for their securityship". Notice this debt was ten years old. The witnesses to this document were John Spencer and Robert Watkins. No other documents have been found concerning the debts Robert Walton owed to the Glasgow merchants.
      Also in 1783, Robert Walton acquired a 250 acre tract in Georgia which he sold in 1788 to Cowles. George Walton, Robert Walton's younger brother, later acquired this land. The documents above indicate a move or an intended move from Charlotte Co., VA to Georgia by the Robert Walton family. By 1785, Robert Walton had acquired more land in Georgia in the District of Augusta so apparently the move was fully accomplished by that date. At this stage of the research, no other deeds or documents concerning purchase, sale or disposition of land in VA nor GA during Robert's lifetime have been found. Robert appears to have gotten in financial straits in VA which may have encouraged the family to make a new start in frontier GA.
      Robert Walton died in July of 1797. From the newspaper: "On the 12th instant, Robert Walton, Sr, of Richmond County, planter. July 14, 1797." (The Sr. following this Robert's name may have been to distinguish him from his nephew Robert Walton, son of the Prince Edward Co. VA George Walton. The younger Robert Walton lived in GA.) Litigation over the elder Robert Walton's estate is found in Wilkes Co., GA records in 1798. "George Walton (this is Robert Walton's younger brother) states that he loaned $1,429 to Robert Walton so he could purchase several Negro slaves and various other items. John Carter Walton (this is Robert Walton's son), administrator of Robert Walton's estate, refuses to pay the debt owed by Robert Walton. George Walton now asks that John Walton be required to settle the account."
      Nothing is known about Robert and Frances Carter Walton's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, but there are records on the son John Carter Walton. In 1791, John Carter Walton witnessed a Power of Attorney from his cousin Robert Watkins of GA (son of Thos. and Sally Walton Watkins) to a friend to collect Robert's wife's inheritance in VA.

      Robert Walton, brother of George - signer of the Declaration of Independence, married Frances Carter of Virginia and settled in Burke County, GA. All three brothers were prominent in the patriotic side of the Revolution.

      Robert Walton and Frances Carter had three children:

      1) John Carter Walton, died March 1804, killed in duel (see notes below. He was killed in a duel defending his uncle George Walton (the signer's) honor).
      2) Mary Walton (nothing else known)
      3) Elizabeth Walton (nothing else known)

    2. [S40] Will.
      The Will of Robert Walton (II) - Cumberland County Will Book 1, pp 15, 16, 17
      I, Robert Walton of the County of Goochland being in perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and first and primarily I Recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be decently Interred at the Discretion of my executors hereafter named and as touching such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me withal in this Life I give and Dispose of in manner and form following.
      Imprimus: I order that all my just Debts be [punctually] ___?tually paid:
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John one hundred and thirty acres of Land be the same more or less I purchased of Sanberry Woodson on James River to him and his heirs and assigns forever with Negro Toby and my desk.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Robert four hundred acres of land in the County of Albemarle below Slate Mountain to him and his heirs and assigns forever with my Negroes Charles and Philis and Peter, the said Philis' child and her increase with my Surveyor's Instruments and one Feather Bed and furniture. But if my loving wife Mary shall be now with child my will is that the Negroes mentioned to be willed to my son Robert be equally divided between the child and my son Robert when the youngest comes to age which shall be at Twenty one years.
      Item: I lend my aforementioned Tract of Land on James River to my loving wife during her Natural life or Widowhood and give and bequeath unto my said wife my Negro Duke, a horse and side saddle, a bed and furniture and the work of the Negroes until the children come to age for and toward the maintaining and schooling my said children.
      Item : All the rest of my land not here devised, I will to be sold toward the payment of my Debts and that my loving wife shall make undoubted title thereof in fee simple.
      Item: All the rest of my goods and chattels __ ? of what nature of property soever, I will it to be divided between my loving wife, my son Robert and the other supposed child and lastly, I constitute and appoint my loving wife Mary Walton whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament making Void and Null all other wills by me heretofore made. In witness thereof, I, the said Robert Walton have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this XXVII (27) Day of February MDCCXLVI (1746)
      R. Walton (SS)
      Signed Sealed & Delivered, To be his last Will & Testament in Presence of us - Anthony Hughes; Samuel (his mark) Cocker; Eliz. E. Hughes

      (Page 17)(Codicil) 26th June 1750. Though I have formerly made my will, because of some alterations, I do make this codicil to my will - First, I give and bequeath to my son John and his heirs forever one hundred and fifty acres of land where I now live. I give and bequeath to my son Robert and his heirs forever about six or seven hundred acres of land on Stanton River agreed for of Randolph.
      Item: I give and bequeath my two new Negroes to my daughter Sarah and the child my wife now goes with to be equally divided between them when they come of age but in case either of them should die before they should attain to the age of Twenty-one years then the Survivor shall enjoy the deceased's part.
      Item: I Repeal this part of my will as appointing my loving wife whole and sole Executrix and I Constitute and Appoint Tucker Woodson and George Walton Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Robert and his heirs forever one hundred and twenty-five acres of land in Cumberland Co. on the Chapple Roads.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah and the child which my wife now goes with the sum of two hundred pounds Current money of Virginia to be equally Divided between them when they come of age or marry.
      Item: I give my Two Executors above named full power and lawful authority to sell and Convey any of my Lands not here Divised towards raising money to pay my Debts and Legacies and to Saving the Rest and all the Lands which my executors shall think proper to keep shall be Equally Divided among all my children. Witness thereof I Declare this to be part of my last will and Testament and have thereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and forty-nine.
      Robert Walton (Seal)
      Signed Sealed & Delivered, In presence of us??Sherwood Walton


    3. [S86] Our Southern Cousins, http://oursoutherncousins.com/walton.html.
      Robert Walton and Mary Hughes had the following children.

      1) John WALTON (b.1742/1743 d.1781/1783-Augusta,Ga (will made in 1778)) (brother of signer)
      | sp: Elizabeth "Betsey" CLAIBORNE (m.15 Feb 1768/1769)
      2) Robert (III) WALTON (b.1744/1745 d.12 Jul 1797-Augusta,Ga) (brother of signer)
      | sp: Frances CARTER
      3) Sarah "Sally * WALTON (b.8 Oct 1746-Swift Creek,Goochland/Cumberland County,VA d.20 Nov 1805-Kentucky) (sister of signer)
      | sp: THOMAS * (called "Jr.) WATKINS (b.Abt 1738/1741-Powhatan Co,VA m.8 Feb 1762 d.1778-Henrico County,Virginia)
      | sp: Joshua MORRIS (b.Circa 1753-James City County,VA d.Circa 1840-Arkansas)
      4) GEORGE WALTON (b.1749-Farmville,Cumberland County,VA d.2 Feb 1804-Augusta,Ga) (Signer of the Declaration of Independence)
      sp: Dorothy CAMBER (b.1754-Chatham County,GA m.1775 d.12 Sep 1832-Pensacola,FL)
      Robert Walton and Mary Hughes had the following children.