Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday - Chas. Walton

Memory of
Chas. Walton
Died Nov. 8th 1845
Aged 31 [34?] years 

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 8 October 2014. Note the weeping willow tree, the universal symbol of mourning,  at the top of the tombstone.  If there was ever an epitaph, it is now below ground level. 

Charles Walton and Mrs. Elizabeth Seldon were married 16 January 1840 by James McCawley, JP.   S.Y. Fletcher gave consent in the following note: "I do hereby cirtify that Mrs. Elisabeth Seldon is under my protection & has my consent to marry Mr. Chas. Walton."[1]

 Charles Walton appears on the 1840-1845 Livingston County Tax lists. He is listed as a white male age 21 and over. Apparently, he owned neither land nor horse.

 Elizabeth Walton, age 30 and born North Carolina, was living in the household of Caroline Hall on the 1850 Livingston County census.[2] It is unknown if she was the widow of Charles Walton.

[1] Joyce McCandless Woodyard. Livingston County, Kentucky Marriage Records Including Marriages of Freedmen Vol. II (Aug 1839 - Dec 1871), (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1994)  6.
[2] 1850 Livingston County, Kentucky census, roll M432_210, page 387A, Household of Caroline Hall, age 23 born Indiana, Ancestry.com, accessed 6 July 2018.

Published 25 September 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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