Capt. William Walton & Isaac Walton

Brother of Ann Walton Jones

Capt. William Walton 1760 – 1816 | his parents
& Dec 1783 Sarah Jones 1763 – 1840 | her parents
of Hertford [Gates] Co NC & Carthage TN

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

The Maps Our Ancestors Followed

Routes into Tennessee: [HSF Boddie v. 20 p34]
After the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780 and after British troops had withdrawn from the western portion of the Carolinas, settlers began moving westward in great numbers.
At that time, there were three ways of reaching the Cumberland settlements in the Tennessee Country to which many of these settlers were moving:
1) by land through Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky,
and then down to Nashville;
2) by water down the Tennessee River; or
3) by water down the Cumberland River.
The river routes were especially hazardous, particularly three dangerous places on the Tennessee River as it passed through the Cherokee towns.
There was an Indian trace called Talonteeskee Trail, which lay across the Cumberland Plateau; however, this trail lay through the territory allotted to the Cherokees as a hunting ground, and the trail was suitable for travel only on foot or on horseback.
In August 1787, a road was begun from the lower end of Clinch Mountain, near the present site of Kingston, to the Cumberland settlements.
They cut Trees to a width of ten feet and leveled the road in places.
They call This road completed ca September 1788 the “North Carolina Road.” “Avery’s Trace” or “The Old North Carolina Trace.”
From the south end of Clinch Mountain, the road crossed the Clinch River near the present site of Kingston, and proceeded west by way of Poplar Creek, Crooked Fork, Emory River, and entered the Cumberland Mountains through Emory Gap, near the present site of Harriman.
From there it continued up Crab Orchard Mountain, across the Obed River near the present site of Crossville, to Flat Rock and then on to Standing Stone, now known as Monterey.
From there it proceeded down the mountain to Fort Blount, about seventy miles up the Cumberland River from Nashville.
Then it crossed the river and continued by way of Dixon Springs, Bledsoe’s Lick, Winchester’s Station (the present site of Gallatin), and Kasper Mansker’s Station to Nashville.
The road was not suitable for wagon travel, however, and household goods had to be shipped down the Tennessee and up the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers to Nashville.
There were steep hills and mountains; the trail was very narrow, winding, and unlevel, and did not have good river fords.
When it rained, there was the problem of deep mud holes, but the main problem was the Indians.
A new road was needed, with an agreement with the Indians to allow the settlers to pass unmolested.
Construction of the new road began in 1799, and they completed it on the first of September 1802.
Captain William Walton was the chief commissioner for the road project.
He had received a grant of land on the Cumberland River near the present site of Carthage. He lived in Smith County on the north side of the Cumberland; his home is near the current Carthage city water works.
At that point, he operated a ferry for travelers along the road, and it became known as “Walton’s Road” or The Walton Road.
The Walton Road was over one hundred miles long, starting at Southwest Point. From there it proceeded through the valley of Post Oak Spring to Rockwood, above the iron furnaces there today (1974).
Then it ascended the mountain through Kimbrough Gap.
The area was then considered to be “The Wilderness.”
In the Wilderness, it passed near the present sites of Ozone and Crab Orchard, then four miles to the north of Crossville, and thence through Carthage, Gallatin, on to Nashville.
Traffic was heaviest in the fall of the year, and people paid tolls at different points along the way.
Primitive inns sprang up to offer “comfort” to the travelers.
Note: taken from the “Tennessee Historical Quarterly” 1972.

Wm Walton opened the Walton Road, the first wagon road from the wilderness into Middle TN in 1801.



Box-Graves of Capt William Walton and wife Sarah, Carthage, TN

“Col. William Walton (ca 1760 – 6 March 1816) received 4,000 acres from the government in the Cumberland Valley for services rendered. He was under the command of my ancestor Brig. Gen. James Hogan at Charleston. Hogan’s grandson Arthur Smith Hogan (ca. 1777-1849) made the first trip to inspect his father Lemuel’s big Cumberland spread in 1796 and stopped for assistance at the Walton Ferry that became Carthage. He married Walton’s daughter Rachel ca. 1797; they witnessed Walton’s will in 1816. She died shortly after that, and he married (2) his cousin the widow Elizabeth West Whitmell Davis, the daughter of Thomas Blount Whitmell and Ann Smith Whitmell. Arthur’s youngest brother, Drew Smith Hogan, is my ancestor.e-mail from Dr. Barry Hayes

William Walton (TN) & Sarah Jones (from Pension File) had:

  1. Rachel Walton 15 Oct 1784 Gates Co NC – ca 1816 Smith Co TN
    married 1797/1800 Arthur Smith Hogan ca 1777 – 1849
    a. Mathilda Hogan ca 1800 –
    married James Taylor Rucks d bef 1849
    Will of Arthur Smith Hogan
    i. Arthur Hogan Rucks
    Married Mary Margaret Yerger.
    ii. James Rucks.
    iii. Henry Taylor Rucks
    [both died of yellow fever 1869]

    married 26 Oct 1854 Nashville TN
    Sarah Jane Nichol 7 Nov 1833 Nashville – 20 Sept 1869 MS
    iv. Matilda Rucks
    b. Harriett Hogan ca 1801 Smith Co TN – aft 1849 TN
    married 31 March 1820
    Isaac Goodall 1798 TN – 17 June 1844 Gallatin, Sumner Co TN
    Isaac Goodall was a Whig who represented Smith County
    in the Tennessee General Assembly 1837-39, 1841-44.
    He was shot and killed at Gallatin in Sumner County on 28 June 1844.
    i. Rachel Goodall.
    ii. Lucy Goodall
    c. Col. William Bennett Hogan
    1803 Smith Co TN – 6 Aug 1867 Aberdeen, Monroe Co MS
    married Laura Catherine Hogan [1st cousin] d. 1841
    i. Mary Bennett Hogan 1836 – 1879
    ii. Hugh Hogan 1838 – 1879
    iii. Preston Hogan 1839 – 1871
    married 1844 Mary Cox [another 1st cousin]
    iv. Laura Hogan.
    v. Sally Hogan.
    vi. Taglionia Hogan 1853 – 1880
    vii. James Hogan.
    vii. Emma Hogan.
    viii. Ophelia Hogan
    ix. Mattie Hogan
    d. Susan Hogan ca 1806 Smith Co TN –
    Married Mr. Winter.
    i. Elizabeth Winter bef 1849 –
    e. Amanda Hogan 1810/20 Smith Co TN –
    Married Monroe Co MS ca 1840 W E Walker
    f. daughter Hogan 1810/20 – nfi
    g. Lemuel Hogan
    Arthur Smith Hogan
    married 2nd his cousin TN ca 1818/20
    Mrs. Elizabeth West Whitmel Davis ca 1780 Halifax CoNC – 1824
    SmithCo TN
    daughter of Thomas Blount Whitmel Sr. d 1798 Halifax Co NC
  2. James Walton 30 Oct 1787 – aft 1851 Missouri
    married 4 May 1811 Sumner Co, TN [Charity] Jane Paar

    a. Elizabeth Walton
    Married Bullard.
    b. William Parr Walton 1814 –
    married 29 Feb 1836 Sumner Co TN Jane M Tyree 1818 – 1898
  3. Isaac W Walton 27 Mar 1791 Nashville – 1823 Smith Co TN 4 children
    Married 1816 Matilda Crow 2 Mar 1801 Ireland – 26 Feb 1876 Columbia TN
    a. Isaac Walton 1817 –
    Matilda married 2nd 1827 Dr. Matthew Martin d. 1849
    8 children
MATILDA MARTIN, nee Crow, born in Ireland, Mar. 2, 1801 and came to U.S. 1807; married Isaac Walton, Nashville, 1816 and moved to Smith Co., Tenn. where he died in 1823 leaving her with four children; married Dr. Matthew Martin, 1827 and had eight more children; he died in 1849, and she moved Columbia, Tenn., where she died February 26, 1876. [15 April 1876] DEATH NOTICES FROM THE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, NASHVILLE TENNESSEE 1874-1876 By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
  1. Dr. Timothy Walton 31 Jan 1794 – 15 Nov 1872 Davidson Co, TN
    Dr. Timothy Walton served in TN General Assembly
    married Granville Co NC 27 Sept 1817 Mary Taylor died before 1820
    dau of John Taylor Esq of NC
    a. John Taylor Walton 1818 TN – aft 1880 Dayton, Marengo Co AL
    Married Susan Eaton ca 1820 NC – aft 1880 Dayton, Marengo Co AL
    i. Timothy Walton 28 Dec 1838 NC – 12 Apr 1902 TN
    married Sallie Anna Walton 17 Nov 1845 AL – 17 Aug 1895 Gallatin TN
    1. Susie Eaton Walton 17 Jan 1868 – Sept 1942
    married John Jefferson Gray
    2. Celia Anna Walton 9 Oct 1870 – 6 Jul 1938
    Married John Rogan.
    ii. Mary T Walton ca 1847 AL –
    iii. Catherine Walton ca 1850 AL –
    iv. William Walton ca 1852 AL –
    v. Sallie Walton ca 1855 AL –
    vi. Clarisse Walton 1859 AL
    Married ca 1823 Susan McGee 1803 Smith Co TN – 12 Dec 1856 Carthage, TN
    dau of Rev John & Martha Johnston McGee of Dixon Springs, Smith Co TN Wm Walton opened the Walton Road, the first wagon road from the wilderness into Middle TN in 1801.
    It ran by Rev. John McGee’s church (Methodist) and house.
    b. William Bowen Walton 19 April 1824 Carthage – Aug 1908 Davidson Co TN died at his home, “Glen Echo.”
    Married ca 1850 Sarah [Sally] Humphreys of Greensboro
    i. Jessie L Walton 1851 AL –
    Married Sumner Co 17 Aug 1867 Samuel Donelson.
    ii. Susan E. Walton
    Married Neil S Brown.
    iii. William Bowen Walton Jr.
    Married Katherine Nickol.
    iv. Sallie L Walton
    Married James J Vaughn
    v. Mary L Walton 1857 –
    Married after 1880 Ervin Wheeler
    married Dayton AL 26 June 1863 Mary Emily Donelson 1837
    Widow of Boddie
    vi. Emily Pauline Walton 1866 –
    Married Joseph M. Ford.
    vii. Caroline [Carrie] Minerva Walton 1868 –
    Married Arthur A Adams.
    viii. Alice Donelson Walton 1870 –
    Did not marry, WWI nurse
    ix. Fannie Owen Walton 1872 –
    did not marry, WWI nurse
    x. Daisy Lawrence Walton 1875
    married Miller Dismukes
  2. Sarah [Sally] Jones/Jane Walton ca 1796 TN –
    Married 21 July 1811 Nathaniel Washington Williams (Judge)
    Jan 1778 Pittsylvania Co VA – 10 June 1833 Knoxville TN

    son of Robert Williams and Sarah Lanier
    a. Fannie Ervin Williams
    Married 23 May 1837 Thomas C Trimble.
    b. James W Williams.
    c. Penelope C Williams.
    d. Sally Williams dy.
    e. Thomas Williams dy.
    f. Timothy Hart Williams.
    g. William Williams dy.
    h. Nathaniel W Williams 1812 Carthage TN –
    Married Mary E Gannaway.
    i. Rev. Robert Williams 12 July 1812 Carthage TN – 19 Jan 1870
    Tishomingo Co MS
    Died from a kick by a horse
    He and wife buried Oak Grove Cem.
    Tishomingo Co MS

    married Pulaski TN 1836 Sarah Sims Boyce
    12 May 1813 Giles Co TN – 30 Oct 1874 Corinth MS
    dau of Meshek Boyce and Sarah Paine.
    i. Timothy Hart Williams
    Married Lucy Ann Payne
    ii. Sarah Walton Williams 16 July 1839 near Athans AL – died after 1880, Estancia NM
    married bef 1855 William Thomas Rice [owner/operator Irons works]
    16 April 1824 Lauderdale Co AL – 20 June 1874 Luka MS

    iii. John Fletcher Williams 1841 –
    iv. Fannie Erwin Williams 18 Aug 1844 Carthage TN –

Sources include: research of Nancy Weiland

E-Mail from Dr. Barry Hayes – I just found the website of Bromfield Nichol, who collaborated with Lyn Hart of the Virginia State Library on the Ridleys of Southampton. Bromfield shows Henry Rucks to have married Sarah Jane Nichol in Nashville on 26 October 1854, and they died in Washington County, Mississippi in 1869 from yellow fever. This family was prominent. Their doctor grandson died in Memphis not too long ago.

The son of Wm & Sarah Jones Walton, Dr. Timothy Walton, married 1st Mary Taylor of NC, and 2nd Susan McGee, daughter of Rev John & Martha Johnston McGee of Dixon Springs, Smith Co TN. My great-grandmother Elizabeth McGee Joyner was a sister of Susan McGee Walton. Dr. Timothy Walton & wife Susan had one child William B. Walton. Both Wm Walton and his son Dr. Timothy Walton served in TN General Assembly at various times. William & Sarah Jones Walton are founders of Carthage, TN(Smith Co). Wm Walton opened the Walton Road, the first wagon road from the wilderness into Middle TN in 1801. It ran by Rev. John McGee’s church (Methodist) and house. Helen Bowling McKnight

Brother of Ann Walton Jones

Isaac Walton 1763 – 1840 | his parents
& 1783 Catherine Perry 1764 – 1824 | her parents
& 1825 Mrs. Elizabeth Mansker | her parents
of Hertford [Gates] Co NC
& 1788 Sumner Co TN

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

Isaac Walton married in 1783 Catherine/Christian Perry daughter of Josiah Perry of Bertie County and his first wife, Elizabeth? Freeman dau of William Freeman. [Note – Catherine’s mother was NOT Elizabeth Twine, who was the wife of Josiah Perry of Perquimans County.]

Isaac Walton and family had moved to Tennessee by Nov 1788 when he is a juryman at the first Superior Court held in Nashville.

Catherine died 6 Sept 1824.
In 1825, Isaac Walton married his neighbor Elizabeth Mansker, the widow of Kasper Mansker.

From IT IS A GOODLY LAND by Henderson & Garrett, pages 79-82. “He was once again selected to serve in the state’s constitutional convention in 1834. He was twice elected to the House of Representatives, serving in the Third and Eighth General Assemblies. Isaac Walton apparently opened his house to lodgers as many did during the frontier period. In 1810 the celebrated author of American Ornithology, Alexander Wilson, spent two days at the Walton home, exploring the surrounding area for new species of American birds. During his visit, he identified two birds which he appropriately named Tennessee Warbler and Nashville Warbler. Wilson’s letters provide an excellent picture of the Walton home and insight into the character of Mr. Walton. “On April 25th, I breakfasted at Walton’s, thirteen miles from Nashville. This place is a fine rich hollow, watered by a charming, clear creek and never fails. Went up to Madison’s Lick, where I shot three paroquets and small birds. On April 26th I set out early, the hospitable landlord, Isaac Walton, refusing to take anything for my fare, or that of my horse, saying -‘You seem to be traveling for the good of the world; and I cannot and will not charge you anything!’ This is the first instance of such hospitality that I have met within the United States.”

Children of Isaac Walton & Catherine Perry:

  1. Mary [Polly] Walton 20 Sept 1786 – 4 Jan 1870 Goodlettsville TN
    married 1st 21 Oct 1800 Edwin S Moore
    [marriage bonds dissolved 1812 TN]
    a. Isaac Walton Moore 1802 – aft 1850
    Married 1st 1 Oct 1821 Mourning Baker.
    i. Isaac Walton Moore Jr 1825 – aft 1860
    ii. Atchiless Moore 1833 –
    iii. Sally Moore 1837 –
    iv. Edwin Moore 1839 –
    Married 2nd 3 July 1846 Nancy Young
    married 2nd 31 May 1813 Edmund Hogan
    married 3rd 2 Nov 1855 Enoch Prince Connell 1791 – 1864
    widower of her sister Nancy
  2. Josiah Walton 06 Aug 1788 Sumner Co TN – 5 Aug 1857 Sumner Co TN
    married 10 Aug 1813 Sally Walker 1792 – May 1876
    nine children
  3. Elizabeth Walton 1790 TN -aft 1870 Sumner Co TN
    married 16 Oct 1810 Lemuel Tinnon ca 1777 – 1834
    six children
  4. Anne (Nancy) Walton 2 Feb 1792 – 28 Aug 1854
    married 4 July 1812 Enoch P Connell 1791 – 1864
    seven children
  5. Sarah (Sally) Walton 6 Mar 1794 – 6 Jan 1863
    married 15 Oct 1810 Bright Harris 1791 – 1867
    ten children
  6. William Walton 6 Aug 1796 – 18 Nov 1852
    married 12 Feb 1818 Matilda Baker 1800 – 1863
    seven children
  7. Caroline Walton 13 Jan 1798 – 13 Jan 1862 Davidson Co TN
    married 8 Oct 1813 King Luton 1792 – 1860
    eleven children
  8. Catherine (Kitty) Walton 1804 – aft 1860
    married 10 Dec 1825 Levi A Baker 1798 – 1867
    four children
  9. Olivia (Ollie) Walton 1806 – 1905 Davidson Co TN
    married 19 April 1826 William Prince Connell 1804 – 1852
  10. John B Walton ca 1808 – ca 1875 Obion Co TN probably
    married 1st 1826 Charity Perry
    three children
    married 2nd Lorena Spears
    one child
    married 3rd 1843 Minerva Willis
    two children

“Isaac Walton’s home place joined the property of his friend, Kasper Mansker.
The Walton property, known today as the J. B. Jackson farm, is located on Mansker’s Creek near the present U.S. 41.
Walton’s home faced the old roadbed and was on the current site of the Jackson home.
Many Goodlettsville residents remember the house as a spacious two-story clapboard structure. But hidden beneath the exterior boards was a log structure of a much earlier period. The front section, two rooms up and two down, was constructed of chestnut logs measuring fourteen feet long and fourteen inches square.
The rooms, sixteen feet by twenty feet, were separated by a central hall that was enhanced by a robust cherry staircase. The back addition, built at a later date, was frame and contained five rooms.
Six open-hearth fireplaces heated the house; there were three stone chimneys.
The exact Construction date is unknown, but it is believed to have been one of the oldest houses in Goodlettsville.
They razed the house in 1968.
Isaac Walton’s first marriage was in 1783 to Catherine Perry. She died on September 6, 1824, and the following year he married his neighbor, Elizabeth Mansker, widow of Kasper Mansker.
Isaac Walton played a significant role in the settlement and development of Mansker’s Station.
Isaac Walton was one of the leaders of the city of Goodlettsville. Sumner County, Tennessee”

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