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Mary Hughes[1, 2, 3]

Female Abt 1672 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Mary Hughes 
    Born Abt 1672  Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I547451362  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2021 

    Father Robert Richard Hughes,   b. 1704, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Littleton Parish, Cumberland Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Martha Morton,   b. Est 1704, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert Walton, III,   b. 7 Jan 1717, New Kent County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1750, Cumberland County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    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

    Family 2 John Winfrey,   b. 17 Aug 1728, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Apr 1752  Cumberland Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jesse to Georgia Winfrey,   b. Abt 1753, Prob. Cumberland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1815, Columbia Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F6110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Documents
    Children of Robert and Mary Hughes Walton
    Children of Robert and Mary Hughes Walton
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  • Notes 
    • Robert Walton (II) married Mary Hughes, born 11 Mar 1723/1724 Cumberland County, VA; died 24 Nov 1760 Littleton Parish, Cumberland County, Virginia, about 1740, the daughter of Robert Hughes and Martha Morton. "Mrs. Walton did not survive her husband by many years. By the time son George was 7 years old, their son was an orphan under the guardianship of his father's brother - also named George Walton - who had recently married Martha Hughes, the sister of the Mary Hughes Walton." Note from Mrs. E. Richards, 2004: "Mary Hughes Walton, widow of Robert Walton, married after her first husband's death to John WINFREY, on April 27, 1752. He was the manager or overseer of Robert Walton's plantation. She died within a year or so of that marriage."

  • 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. [S86] Our Southern Cousins, http://oursoutherncousins.com/walton.html.
      Robert Walton (II) married Mary Hughes, born 11 Mar 1723/1724 Cumberland County, VA; died 24 Nov 1760 Littleton Parish, Cumberland County, Virginia, about 1740, the daughter of Robert Hughes and Martha Morton. "Mrs. Walton did not survive her husband by many years. By the time son George was 7 years old, their son was an orphan under the guardianship of his father's brother - also named George Walton - who had recently married Martha Hughes, the sister of the Mary Hughes Walton." Note from Mrs. E. Richards, 2004: "Mary Hughes Walton, widow of Robert Walton, married after her first husband's death to John WINFREY, on April 27, 1752. He was the manager or overseer of Robert Walton's plantation. She died within a year or so of that marriage."

      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)

    3. [S86] Our Southern Cousins, http://oursoutherncousins.com/walton.html.
      Mrs. E. Richards, stated: ?Apparently, daughter Sarah Walton was born after the original 1746 writing of the will and son George Walton "the Signer" was the child born after the writing of the Codicil in Dec. of 1749. The law of Primogeniture was still in effect in VA before the Revolution and when an individual died without a will, legally all his property would go to the oldest son with a dower to the widow. Robert Walton was making sure all of his children inherited something from his estate. In actuality, by the 1700's, arrangements were often made to share an estate among heirs even without a will.?

      Cumberland County Court Order Book (No. 2) 1752-58: The written last will and testament of Robert Walton decd. was presented in court by Mary Walton the Executrix therein named who made oath thereto according to law and the same being proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto as also a codicil to the said will was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and by the court ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Executrix certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
      Cumberland Court (VA), 23rd May 1757
      On the motion of George Walton and Tucker Woodson executors of Robert Walton deceased setting forth that the certificate of the proof of the said "Robert Walton's Will" varies in the record book from the certificate in the Minute Book in this, that by the minute book it appears that certificate was granted to the said George Walton and Tucker Woodson for obtaining a probate thereof and by the record book it appears that the certificate was granted to Mary Walton the widow of said Robert and it appearing to the court that the certificate in the record book is erroneous (torn) ordered to be certified.

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      Robert Hughes appointed guardian to Robert Walton orphan of Robert Walton, deceased.

      George Walton appointed guardian to Sally Walton and George Walton infants, orphans of Robert Walton.
      Tucker Woodson appointed guardian to John Walton, infant, orphan of Robert Walton, deceased.

    4. [S127] Geni, https://www.geni.com/people/Mary-Hewes/6000000001180336405?through=6000000000769981540.
      Mary Hewes/Hughes
      Gender: Female
      Birth: before 1672
      "tradition says", West Chester, Cheshire, England
      Death: after December 13, 1721
      Cherry Point Farm, Northumberland County, Virginia
      Place of Burial: Ferry Farm, Stafford County, Va
      Immediate Family:
      Wife of N.N. Johnson; Colonel Joseph Ball, of "Epping Forest" and Capt. Richard Hewes
      Mother of John Johnson; Eliza Johnson and Mary Washington

    5. [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.