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John Walden[1]

Male 1816 - 1856  (39 years)

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  • Name John Walden 
    Born 22 Feb 1816  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John's father is enumerated on the census as residing in Garrard County 
    Residence 1830  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John's father, John Walden is enumerated on the census as residing in Garrard County; he is listed with 2 or 3 males age 15-20 living in the house; we presume one of these is John Jr, as he would have been about 15 or 16 years old at the time
    Probate 6 May 1839  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John posts bond in amount of three thousand dollars, as administrator of Nacky D. Walden, deceased. Atterson L. Walden surety.
    Tax List 1840  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden Jr. listed with 1 white male over the age of 21; no land; 1 slave over the age of 16; 4 total slaves valued at $1350; 2 horses valued at 80; 1 carriage valued at $100. Total value: $2,730
    Residence 1840  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • a John Walden Jr does not appear as head of household on the 1840 census; John's father is listed with 3 males in his household, aged 20-30; we presume one of these is John Jr., as he would have been about 24 years old
    Tax List 1841  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden Jr. listed with 1 white male over the age of 21; no land; 1 slave over the age of 16; 5 total slaves valued at $1400; 1 carriage valued at $60; total value $1,910. This is the last time John Jr. appears on the tax rolls in Garrard County.
    Property 28 Oct 1843  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 250 acres of land from Richard Taylor; land described as Lot 226 in the 18th District of Thomas Co. John paid $150 for the land. First recorded land transaction for John in Georgia; he owned this land at his death. Adjoined Cedar Grove Plt
    Property 13 Jan 1845  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 250 acres of land from William Forson; land described as being Lot Number 212 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $50 for the land. This land sat north of his 226 land; he owned this land at his death
    Property 17 Mar 1845  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 8 acres of land from Kindred Braswell; land a part of Lot Number 267 in 18th District of Thomas County; abutted road leading from "shallow ford to Duncansville." John paid $100 for the land. He owned this land at his death
    Individual Note 6 Aug 1845 
    Note by Wm. I Bryan dated 6 August 1845 and due one day after date for $2.29 
    Individual Note 23 Aug 1845 
    Note by Allen Spears dated 23 August 1845 due one day after date for 40 cents 
    Individual Note Nov 1846  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    served as Grand Juror for November Term of Thomas County Superior Corut 
    Property 12 Nov 1847  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 250 acres of land from Elias McElvin. Land described as being Lot Number 272 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $500 for the land. Peyton Walden and William A. Douglass, witnesses.
    Property 11 Oct 1849  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 250 acres of land from Theodosius B. Davies. Land described as being Lot Number 215 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $40 for the land. Ford H. Remington, S. Smith, witnesses. John owned this land at his death
    Property 1850  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    35 slaves 
    Residence 1850  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    District 81 
    Property 1 Jan 1850  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 250 acres of land from Henry Cooper; land described as being Lot Number 189 in the 18th District of Thomas County; John paid $100 for the land. John owned this land at his death
    Property 19 Feb 1850  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 250 acres of land from Benjamin S. Jordan; land described as being Lot Number 214 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $125 for the land. John owned this land at his death
    Property 6 Jun 1850  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John sold 250 acres of land to Eveline E. Thomas, his future sister-in-law; land described as being Lot No. 272 in the 18th Dist. of Thomas Co. Eveline paid $550 for the land. John purchased this land on Nov. 12, 1847. Peyton owned the land at his death
    Probate 8 Jul 1850 
    acknowledged receipt of money from estate of John Walden Sr. 
    Property 16 Jan 1851  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 250 acres from Henry Mash. Land described as being Lot 188 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $200 for the land
    Probate 1 Jul 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • settlement of John Walden estate, following estate sales, shows $94.77 due John Walden as his 1/9th share in the estate; $20 already paid; leaving amount due John as $74.77
    Individual Note 18 Jul 1851 
    • John Walden acknowledged receipt from AL Walden, executor of John Walden, deceased, the sum of $75 as part of the legacy coming to him from the estate of John Walden, deceased
    Individual Note 3 Feb 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John applied for letters of administration on the estate of Thomas M. Stow, deceased 
    Individual Note Mar 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Thomas County Georgia Court of Ordinary appointed John administrator on the Estate of Thomas M. Stow, deceased. Letters of administration to issue upon Walden posting bond in sum of $10,000
    Individual Note Mar 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    issued letters of administration on estate of Thomas M. Slow 
    Individual Note May 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    served as Grand Juror and special juror at the May 1852 term of the Thomas County Superior Court 
    Individual Note Jul 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John, administrator fo the estate of Thomas M. Stow, deceased, made and filed his annual return at the July term of the Thomas County Court of Ordinary
    Property 7 Jul 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • purchased 5 acres of land from Robert Donaldson; land part of Lot No. 53 in the 13th District of originally Irwin, now Thomas Co.; adjoined Irwin and Coffee Roads, as well as land owned by Ewin McLean. John paid $1,600 for the land, which is east of Tvill
    Probate 9 Aug 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    distribution to John from estate of John Walden Sr. 
    Probate 9 Nov 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    distribution to John from estate of John Walden Sr. 
    Individual Note 24 Jan 1853 
    John Walden acknowledged receipt of $346.84 from AL Walden, executor of John Walden's estate 
    Individual Note 29 Jan 1853 
    • Peyton and John Walden promised to pay WG Ponder, on or before January 1, 1854, the sum of $800 plus interest for value received
    Individual Note 29 Jan 1853  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay A MacIntyre $800 on January 1, 1854. 
    Individual Note 5 Mar 1853 
    Payment of $796 on previous note for $800; leaving $4 balance due 
    Property 14 Nov 1853  thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased the following town lots in Thomasville from the town commissioners (CH Pennington, A Dekle, JH Hayes). Lot 119 (1 acre) and Fractional Lot 122, both in Column 6 Block 2. John paid $14.12 1/2 for the lots
    Individual Note 30 Nov 1853 
    Note by Peyton Walden, $5200 with interest from date 
    Tax List 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aggregate value of all property (real estate, slaves, etc): $41,800.00 
    Individual Note 1854 
    Note by Peyton Walden, $125 plus interest from date 
    Individual Note 3 Jan 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay E.R. Young $500 one day after date 
    Individual Note 3 Jan 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay ER Young $500 one day after date (January 4, 1854) 
    Property 5 Jan 1854  thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased the following town lots in Thomasville from David J. Hall: Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Square X; each 1/2 acre. John paid $1,300 for the lots
    Individual Note 15 Feb 1854 
    Note by Peyton Walden for $109, plus interest from date 
    Property 20 Feb 1854  thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased the following town lots in Thomasville from the town commissioners: Lot 33 Block 6 Column 2; Lots 70 & 71 Block 5 Column 4; fractional Lots 32 & 35 Block 6 Column 2; and fractional Lot 13 Block 4 Column 1. John paid $79.75 for the lots
    Individual Note 6 Mar 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    filed administrator annual return for year 1853 on estate of Thomas M. Stow 
    Property 15 Mar 1854  thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John sold the following town lots in Thomasville to John Stevens: Lots 70 and 71 Block 5 Column 4; 1 acre each. Stevens paid $60 for the lots. John had just purchased these lots in February of 1854
    Property 20 Mar 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden, of Thomasville, for $75 sold the Carroll Hill Block to L.C. Bryan (three lots, or fractional lots, in Thomasville: Lot No 33 Block No 6 Column No 2; Fractional Lot No 32 Block No 6 Column No 2; Fractional Lot No 35 Block No 6 Column No 2
    Property 19 Apr 1854  thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased a small parcel of land from adjoining lot owner Robert J. Bruce; parcel described as being 2 feet off of the NW side of lots 2 & 7 in square X, adjoining lots 3 & 6 in same sq; existing fence agreed upon as dividing line. $20
    Individual Note 22 Apr 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    brother Peyton died at John's home 
    Individual Note 6 May 1854 
    Note made by GA Dekle & IH Hayes, due 8 months after date, with interest from date, for $593.80 
    Individual Note 5 Jun 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • application for letters of guardianship for the persons and property of Henry H. and Margaret Stow, minor
    Individual Note 5 Jun 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for dismission from administration of estate of Thomas M. Stow 
    Probate 5 Jun 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Letters testamentary issued to John Walden; John takes oath as executor of Peyton Walden estate 
    Property 12 Jun 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased a parcel of land in the 18th District of Thomas County containing 15 acres originally surveyed on creek on Lot 181 and known as Divines Mill Seat. John paid $50 for the land
    Individual Note 7 Aug 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Probate 25 Aug 1854 
    distribution to John from estate of John Walden Sr. 
    Individual Note 4 Sep 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note 2 Oct 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Probate 2 Oct 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sampson will contest; order to show cause issued to John why Payton Walden will should not be set aside
    Individual Note Nov 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charged with Assault; Superior Court of Thomas County. John demanded a trial. The State dropped the charges at the May term 1855.
    Individual Note 6 Nov 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Probate 6 Nov 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sampson's contest to will of Payton Walden continued to February term of court 
    Individual Note Dec 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of dismission from administration of Thomas Stow estate continued 
    Individual Note Dec 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note Jan 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note 1 Jan 1855 
    • John Walden, executor of Peyton Walden estate, paid WG Ponder interest up to January 1, 1854 on note dated January 29, 1853
    Individual Note 1 Jan 1855 
    Note by James Roberts & A.C. Swain, dated 1 January 1855, due 1 January 1856, for $86.50 
    Property 9 Jan 1855  thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John purchased 10 town lots from town commissioners: Lots 4 & 6 Block 2 Column 1; Lot 41 B2 C3; Lots 65 & 66 B8 C3; Lot 67 B7 C4; Lot 72 B1 C4; Lots 92 & 93 B6 C4; Lot 106 B5 C5 in NE section of town; John paid $204 for the lots
    Individual Note Feb 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Probate Feb 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sampson v. Walden will contest transferred to Superior Court of Thomas County 
    Individual Note 13 Feb 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • witness to will of Fullen H. Whitley, of Lincoln County, Kentucky, on visit to Thomas County, Georgia. Fullen was the son of William Whitley Jr, grandson of the famed William Whitley of Lincoln County, Ky
    Individual Note Mar 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note Apr 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note 4 Apr 1855 
    Note by James L Everitt, Guardian for AF Everitt, dated 4 April 1855, due 1 January 1856, for $225 
    Individual Note 4 Apr 1855 
    Payment of $100 on note dated 6 May 1854; balance due $493.80 
    Individual Note 12 Apr 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden, executor of Peyton's estate, promised to pay E.R. Young the sum of $27.50 on or before January 1, 1856
    Probate 16 Apr 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden, executor of last will and testament of Peyton Walden, deceased, filed annual return, with vouchers; Court of Ordinary examined and ordered return admitted to record
    Individual Note May 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow and for letters of dismission continued
    Individual Note May 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State dropped assault charge 
    Individual Note 1 Jun 1855 
    Note by HC Bower dated 1 June 1855 and due one day after date for $150.00 
    Individual Note 2 Jun 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note 2 Jul 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note Aug 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note 6 Aug 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of dismission from administration of estate of Thomas Stow continued 
    Individual Note Sep 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of dismission from administration of estate of Thomas Stow continued 
    Individual Note Sep 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application for letters of guardianship for Margaret and Henry Stow continued 
    Individual Note 12 Oct 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden, executor of Peyton's estate, placed notice in the "Enterprise" announcing leave to sell Peyton's personal property. The Enterprise charged $5.00 for the advertisement
    Individual Note 3 Dec 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • application to appoint commissioners to appraise and divide estate of Thomas M Stow approved and so ordered
    Individual Note 27 Dec 1855 
    Note by David I Hall dated 27 December 1855 and due 12 months after date for $107.00 
    Probate 5 Jan 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On this date, John wrote his will, noting that he was of "feeble bodily health." 
    Medical 8 Jan 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    according to Stephen Sampson, John sick 
    Probate 8 Jan 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    application to sell negroes belonging to estate of Payton Walden, to pay debts of estate, continued 
    Probate 8 Jan 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sampson objects to John's motion to sell certain slaves belonging to Payton Walden's estate 
    Died 20 Jan 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Probate 4 Feb 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    appraisers appointed 
    Probate 4 Feb 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    will produced to court 
    Probate 20 Feb 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James T Hayes, Thomas M. Boston, EG Ponder and Kindred Braswell filed their inventory of the goods, chattels and credits of John's estate. Court ordered same to be admitted to record. Estate appraised at $56,558.38
    Probate Jun 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John C. Browning made party to Sampson will contest action 
    Individual Note 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton's estate used three mules from John Walden during the year 1857, at a cost of $90 
    Property 2 Jan 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning and Ansel Dekle, executors of the last will and testament of John Walden, deceased, purchased100 acres of land from William L. Holland. Land described as being a portion of Lot Number 233 in the 18th Dist of Thomas Co.Executors paid $700
    Individual Note 5 Mar 1857  Gararrd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Settlement of John Walden estate, showing $890.06 as amount due John Walden Jr 
    Probate 18 Apr 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, as executor of the last will and testament of John Walden, paid A. MacIntyre $112 as part payment of a note made by John and Peyton Walden for $800 on January 29, 1853 and due January 1, 1854
    Probate 2 Jun 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid ER Young $119.60 as and for the interest due on a promissory note made by Peyton and John Walden on January 3, 1854 for $500 and due one day after date, payable to ER Young
    Individual Note 1 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid MacIntyre & Young, attorneys for E.R. Young, the sum of $31.67 as and for payment in full of principal and interest due on note made by John Walden April 12, 1855
    Probate 1 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid MacIntyre & Young, attorneys for E.R. Young, the sum of $645.83 as and for payment in full of principal and interest due on note made by Peyton and John January 3, 1854, promising to pay Young $500
    Probate 2 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid L.C. Bryan, for the Enterprise, the sum of $5.00 as and for payment for October 12, 1855 advertisement in Enterprise
    Probate 11 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Sale; mostly household items; sale brought 595.59 
    Individual Note 28 Jun 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid himself, as executor of John Walden's estate, the sum of $90 as payment for the used of three mules during the year 1857
    Probate 5 Jul 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • executors authorized to keep $1000 to meet expenses of plantation and for board and tuition for children
    Property 7 Sep 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning and Ansel Dekle, executors of John's estate, purchased Peyton Walden's plantation. They paid $11,876 for the land.
    Probate 10 Jan 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    court authorized executors to keep $1000 to pay plantation expenses for year 1859 
    Property 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    45 slaves 
    Probate 9 Jan 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    court authorized executors to keep $1000 to pay expenses of estate for year 1860 
    Probate 21 Feb 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton's estate received $2000 and $600.93 from John Walden note 
    Probate 27 Jul 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Sale 
    Individual Note 1 Jan 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid himself, as executor of John Walden's estate, the sum of $300 as part of the distributive share of John Walden, deceased, in the estate of Peyton Walden
    Individual Note 29 Jun 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $397.33 to the estate of John Walden, Jr., as part of distributive share going to John from Peyton's estate
    Individual Note 1 Sep 1863  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    estate provided 206 bushels corn, 5559 lbs fodder to CSA 
    Probate 6 Nov 1865  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    petition to cease upkeep of, and instead rent, plantation 
    Probate 15 Nov 1865  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    notice of estate sale 
    Probate 5 Dec 1865  thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    estate sale 
    Tax List Sep 1866  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 4 Oct 1866  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    notice of estate sale 
    Probate 1 Dec 1866  thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Sale 
    Probate Jan 1867  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divison of estate, to set apart legacy left Francis R. Walden 
    Probate 15 Oct 1867  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notice of claims due 
    Probate Dec 1869  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    debt due estate by estate of Thomas Dyson compromised ($300 for $600) 
    Probate Oct 1873  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commissioners appointed to appriase and divide the estate between Mary and Francis 
    Probate Jan 1874  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    commissioners report and division of property between Mary and Francis 
    Probate 27 Dec 1874  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    court approves commissioners report; final settlement of John's estate 
    Buried
    Person ID I107  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2018 

    Father John Walden,   b. 5 May 1762, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1848, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Pitts,   b. 17 Jun 1782, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1854, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Feb 1800  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Thomas Martin
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • As stated in biographical sketch of Atterson Lewis Walden, as published in Kentucky: A History of The State, 1887, by Perrin-Battle-Kniffin, John Walden and Elizabeth Pitts had a son named John.

      John likely grew up in Garrard County, Kentucky, as that is where his father lived at the time.
      1810: Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky
      John Walden (Sr.) is listed with 2 males under the age of 10. By later records, we know these two males to be Atterson and Willis. (1803 and 1805)

      1820: Garrard County, Kentucky
      John Walden (Sr.) is listed with 1 male age 5-10; 2 males under the age of 5.
      *we believe this census reading to be in error, giving the known ages of the boys, especially Atterson and Willis, who were over the age of 15 at this time

      1830: Garrard County, Kentucky
      John Waldon (Sr.) is listed with 2 or 3 males age 15-20.
      We presume one of these males in John Waldens' house is John Jr. - he would have been about 15 or 16 years old.

      MARRIAGE: 1838
      Mercer County, Kentucky
      Marriage General Index
      John Walden to Nacky D. Patton.
      1838
      Book 2, page 44

      Bond in Marriage Bond Book, 1833-1839, page 110. Copy of bond in files.
      Bond dated 21 Jan 1838. John Walden and J.W. Patton bound in sum of fifty pounds current money, for pending marriage of John and Nacky D. Patton. Sibbele Patton gave consent for marriage of daughter Nacky to John. Consent given 25 January 1838.

      NACKY'S DEATH
      Mercer County Kentucky records: 6 May 1839. John Walden with A.L. Walden his security bound to be administrators of Nackey D. Walden, deceased, in the sum of $3,000. The name of Joseph B. Roach was first entered and then scratched out and that of A.L. Walden inserted.

      *Given date of marriage, and the fact that Atterson served as security on bond for John to be executor/administrator of Nackey' estate, we presume this is John, son of John and Elizabeth Pitts Walden* We also note that John's sister, Malinda, named a daughter Nackey in 1839, and his brother Willis named a daughter Nackey in 1840

      also have note that letters testamentary issued to John; and that John took oath as executor. Can't find documentation in my files??

      TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY, KENTUCKY
      1840
      Upper Division
      John Walden Jr.
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: 1
      Total slaves: 4
      Value of slaves: 1350
      Horses and mares: 2
      Value of horses and mares: 80
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over 50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: 1
      Value of carriages: 100
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: 1200
      Total value: $2,730

      TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY, KENTUCKY
      1841
      John Walden, Jr.
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: 1
      Total slaves: 5
      Value of slaves: 1400
      Horses and mares: -
      Value of horses and mares: -
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over 50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: 1
      Value of carriages: 60
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: 400
      Total value: $1,910

      MARRIAGE: 1841
      Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826 – 1925), by Joe E. Craigmiles III, with listing on page 199, of marriage of a John Walden to a Mary Hall, 11-17-1841. Recorded at B-60.

      Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
      Name: John Walden
      Spouse: Mary Hall
      Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1841
      County: Terrell State: Georgia

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      October 28, 1843
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book D2; Page 132
      John purchased 250 acres of land from Richard Taylor; land described as Lot 226 in the 18th District of Thomas Co. John paid $150 for the land. Kindred Hall and Thomas M. Stow, witnesses
      First recorded land transaction for John in Georgia; he owned this land at his death. Adjoined Cedar Grove Plantation

      TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY, KENTUCKY
      1842
      Can not read rolls

      TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY, KENTUCKY
      1843
      * not sure if I missed John Jr., or whether is just is not on rolls
      ** married in Thomas county in 1841
      ** never again appears on rolls in Garrard County

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      January 13, 1845
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book D2; Page 304
      John purchased 250 acres of land from William Forson; land described as being Lot Number 212 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $50 for the land. Randolph Revill, Henry Mitchell, Charles Gregory, witnesses
      This land sat north of his 226 land; he owned this land at his death

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      March 17, 1845
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book D2; Page 303
      John purchased 8 acres of land from Kindred Braswell; land a part of Lot Number 267 in 18th District of Thomas County; abutted road leading from "shallow ford to Duncansville." John paid $100 for the land. Randolph Revill and Mary E. Walden, witnesses
      John owned this land at his death

      GRAND JUROR: 1846
      Thomas County Georgia
      Superior Court Minutes, 1846-1854, page 12

      Georgia
      Thomas County
      The following is a list of persons drawn to serve as grand jurors at the next Term of the Superior Court to wit at November Term 1846:

      John Walden


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      Thomas County Georgia
      Superior Court Minutes, 1846-1854, page 31

      Minutes of the Superior Court of Thomas County Georgia, November Term 1846
      The following is a list of persons selected and sworn to serve as Grand Jurors at the Present Term of the Court to wit …
      John Walden…

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      November 12, 1847
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book E; Page 146
      John purchased 250 acres of land from Elias McElvin. Land described as being Lot Number 272 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $500 for the land. Peyton Walden and William A. Douglass, witnesses.
      John did NOT own this land at his death

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      October 11, 1849
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book E; Page 435
      John purchased 250 acres of land from Theodosius B. Davies. Land described as being Lot Number 215 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $40 for the land. Ford H. Remington, S. Smith, witnesses.
      John owned this land at his death

      CENSUS
      1850 District 81, Thomas County, Georgia
      John "Walding", 33 years old, born in Kentucky. Value of real estate: 8,000. Farmer.
      Mary Walding, 23 years old, born in Georgia.
      John Walding, 6 years old
      James Walding, 5 years old
      Lorenzo Smith, 22 years old, born in North Carolina

      1850 Slave Schedule, Thomas County, Georgia
      John Walding: 35 slaves

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      January 1, 1850
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book E; Page 483
      John purchased 250 acres of land from Henry Cooper; land described as being Lot Number 189 in the 18th District of Thomas County; John paid $100 for the land. John owned this land at his death

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      February 19, 1850
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book E; Page 481
      John purchased 250 acres of land from Benjamin S. Jordan; land described as being Lot Number 214 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $125 for the land. John owned this land at his death

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      June 6, 1850
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book E; Page 563
      John sold 250 acres of land to Eveline E. Thomas, his future sister-in-law; land described as being Lot Number 272 in the 18th District of Thomas County. Eveline paid $550 for the land. John purchased this land on Nov. 12, 1847. Peyton owned this land at his death

      JOHN WALDEN SR. ESTATE - DISTRIBUTION TO JOHN JR.
      July 8, 1850
      Receipt signed by John Walden, acknowledging receipt from AL Walden, executor of John Walden, deceased, the sum of twenty dollars as part of legacy coming to him as is devised by the will of said deceased. *copy in files*

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      January 16, 1851
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book G; Page 1
      John purchased 250 acres from Henry Mash. Land described as being Lot 188 in the 18th District of Thomas County. John paid $200 for the land.

      JOHN WALDEN SR. ESTATE - DISTRIBUTION TO JOHN JR.
      July –- August 1851
      Garrard County
      Settlement of John Walden estate; showing $74.77 paid John Walden.
      Produced July 1, recorded August 1851.
      John Walden Executors Settlement, produced to Garrard county court July/August 1851, shows $20.00 payment to John Walden. One ninth or childs share = $94.77 4/9, thus leaving amount due John of $74.77 1/2.
      (this is money from the two estate sales; amount from sales = $1563.14 3/4; less debits of $710.17, leaving $852.97 for distribution. One ninth, or child's, share = $94.77 4/9)
      *copy in files*

      JOHN WALDEN SR. ESTATE - DISTRIBUTION TO JOHN JR.
      July 18, 1851
      Receipt signed by John Walden, acknowledging receipt from AL Walden, executor of John Walden, dcd, of $75 as part of legacy coming to him from estate of said Walden, deceased. *copy in files*

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      February Term 1852
      February 3, 1852
      John Walden made application this day for letters of Administration on the Estate of Thomas M. Stow, deceased. Ordered that citation issue in him, of the statute. HH Tooke, Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      March Term 1852
      John Walden having previously made application and due and legal notice given, it is ordered and adjudged by the Court that said John Walden be and his is hereby appointed administrator on the Estate of Thomas M. Stow, deceased, and that letters of administration do issue upon said Walden giving bond and security in the sum of Ten Thousand dollars and that Joshuea Mash be re... said security said John Walden was duly qualified as such.

      GRAND JUROR: MAY 1852
      Thomas County Georgia
      Superior Court Minutes, 1846-1854, page 234
      May 24, 1852

      Minutes of the Thomas Superior Court
      May 24, 1852
      The following is a list of Grand Jurors selected and sworn to serve as such for the present term, to wit: May term 1852:

      John Waldren…

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      Thomas County Georgia
      Superior Court Minutes, 1846-1854, page 235
      May Term 1852
      John Doe, et al
      vs.
      Richard Roc, ejector and John G. Dekle, tenant in possession

      Ejectment
      The following is a list of special jurors selected to try the above cause:
      … John Waldren (foreman)
      We the jury find in favor of the Defendant.

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      Thomas County Georgia
      Superior Court Minutes, 1846-1854, page 248
      May Term 1852
      Arthur W. Preston
      v.
      Benjamin Neil
      Assumptsit and bail
      The following is a list of special jurors selected to try the above stated cause viz:
      …John Walden

      We the jury find for the plaintiff Ninety three 87/100 dollars

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      Thomas County Georgia
      Superior Court Minutes, 1846-1854, page 251
      May Term 1852
      Archibald McMillan
      v. Charles McCoy
      Complaint for Land
      The following named Grand Jurors are chosen as a special jury to try the above stated cause to wit:
      John Walden (foreman)
      We the jury find in favor of the plaintiff the premiss in dispute

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      July Term 1852
      John Walden, administrator estate Thomas M. Stow, deceased, made and filed his annual return.

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      July 7, 1852
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F; Page 86
      John purchased 5 acres of land from Robert Donaldson; land part of Lot No. 53 in the 13th District of originally Irwin, now Thomas Co.; adjoined Irwin and Coffee Roads, as well as land owned by Ewin McLean. John paid $1,600 for the land.
      Land is located east of Thomasville

      JOHN WALDEN SR. ESTATE - DISTRIBUTION TO JOHN JR.
      September - October 1852
      Garrard County
      Settlement of John Walden estate, made August 1852, showing amount due John Walden, $117.92.
      Produced to court, and then recorded, September – October 1852.
      John Walden's Executors Settlement
      Settlement date: 9 August 1852. Produced to September 1852 Garrard County Court; continued for objections and exceptions. Again produced to Garrard County Court October 1852, approved and ordered to be recorded
      Will Book M; page 530;
      *copy of original document in files*
      Balance in hands of executors for distribution: $1,061.75. One ninth or child's part is $117.97.
      Shows distribution to John Walden, as follows: amout due him as shown above: $117.97; paid $20 + 75 = $95. Due John Walden: $22.97. Also notes that summons was issued against the heirs, notifying them of the time and place of settlement. Sheriff made return that Thomas Johnson was not found and that the others are not inhabitants of Garrard County.

      JOHN WALDEN SR. ESTATE - DISTRIBUTION TO JOHN JR.
      November – December 1852
      Garrard County
      Settlement of John Walden estate (sale of slaves)
      Notes there are nine heirs. Shows John Walden entitled to $346.
      John Waldens' Executors Settlement
      Settlement date: 9 November 1852; Produced to December 1852 Garrard County Court, continued for objections and exceptions. Again produced to Garrard County Court January 1853, approved and ordred to be recorded, 3 January 1853.
      Will Book L; page 34
      *copy of original document in files*
      This is money from the sale of slaves.
      Amount received from sale: $3081.00. Various payments made by estate (including payment of $5.00 to John Q. Adams, and payment of $75 to Samuel Douglass for keeping old slave), totaling $166.11, leaving $2914.89 for distribution; nine heirs - each entitled to $323.87 6/9.
      Shows distribution to John Walden, as follows: entitled to $323.87 6/9; due from former settlement 22.97. Amopunt due John $346.84 6/9
      Settlement also notes that John Q Adams the husband of Angelina Adams was present during the settlement – Thomas Johnson & wife had notice of the time and place of the settlement, the other heirs reside out of Garrard Cty

      JOHN WALDEN SR. ESTATE - DISTRIBUTION TO JOHN JR.
      January 24, 1853
      Receipt signed by John Walden, acknowledging receipt from AL Walden, executor, $346.84 *copy in files*

      PROMISSORY NOTE TO A. MacINTYRE
      January 29, 1853
      Thomas County, Georgia
      John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay A MacIntyre $800 on January 1, 1854.

      PROMISE TO PAY W.G. PONDER
      January 29, 1853
      Peyton and John Walden promised to pay WG Ponder, on or before January 1, 1854, the sum of $800 plus interest for value received

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      November 14, 1853
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F; Page 316
      John purchased the following town lots in Thomasville from the town commissioners (Charles H Remington, Ansel Dekle, James H Hayes). Lot 119 Column 6 Block 2 (1 acre) and Fractional Lot 122, Column 6 Block 2. John paid $14.12 1/2 for the lots

      TAX LIST - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      1854
      Thomas County, Georgia

      John Walden
      Polls: 1
      Professions:
      Dentists:
      Daguerean Artists:
      Negroes, nominally slaves:
      Free persons of color:
      Slaves permitted to hire their time:
      Poor School children: 1

      Real Estate
      Number of Acres - 1st quality:
      Number of Acres - 2nd quality: 1,000
      Number of Acres - 3rd quality:
      Number of acres - pine land: 1,750
      Lot Numbers:
      253
      254
      228
      227
      226
      212
      213
      214
      215
      189
      188
      District: all 18th
      Section
      County where the land lies: all Thomas
      Aggregate value of land: 15,000.00

      Personal Estate
      Aggregate value of city or town property: 1,600.00
      Number of slaves: 36
      Aggregate value of slaves: 18,000.00
      Amount of money and solvent debts of all kinds: 5,000.00
      Merchandize:
      Capital invested in shipping or tonnage:
      All other capital invested in stocks of any kinds, manufactories, or otherwise:
      Value of household and kitchen furniture over $300:
      Aggregate value of all other property not before enumerated, except plantation and mechanical tools, annual crops, provisions, etc: 2,200
      Aggregate value of whole property: 41,800.00
      Value after deducting $200: 41,600.00
      Amount of tax on professions, dentists, polls, free persons of color, etc: .25
      Amount assessed at … of one percent
      Total amount of taxes: (nothing listed)

      PROMISSORY NOTE TO ER YOUNG
      January 3, 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia
      John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay ER Young $500 one day after date (January 4, 1854)

      PROMISE TO PAY ER YOUNG
      January 3, 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia
      John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay E.R. Young $500 one day after date

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORIGA
      January 5, 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F; Page 324
      John purchased the following town lots in Thomasville from David J. Hall: Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Square X; each 1/2 acre. John paid $1,300 for the lots

      PROPERTY- THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      February 20, 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F; Page 395
      John purchased the following town lots in Thomasville from the town commissioners: Lot 33 Block 6 Column 2; Lots 70 & 71 Block 5 Column 4; fractional Lots 32 & 35 Block 6 Column 2; and fractional Lot 13 Block 4 Column 1. John paid $79.75 for the lots.

      Commisioners: Charles H. Remington, John Dekle, Donald McAuley, and James Hayes

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      March Term 1854
      March 6, 1854
      John Walden administrator on the Estate of Thomas M. Stow, deceased, this day presented to this Court his annual return as such for the year 1853. Ordered that the same be filed in office thirty days for examination. March 6, 1854. HH Tooke Ordinary

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      March 15, 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F; Page 420
      John sold the following town lots in Thomasville to John Stevens: Lots 70 and 71 Block 5 Column 4; 1 acre each. Stevens paid $60 for the lots. John had just purchased these lots in February of 1854

      REAL ESTATE TRANSFER
      Thomas County, Georgia
      from materials at Thomas County Historical Society
      Carroll Hill Block
      John Walden to L.C. Bryan, 1854
      to Sophronia C. Reneau, 1857
      to B.F. Hubert, etal, 1859

      Deed:
      20 March 1854
      John Walden, of Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia
      Grantee: L.C. Bryan, of Thomas County, Georgia
      Consideration: $75
      Lots in Thomasville:
      Lot No 33 Block No 6 Column No 2
      Fractional Lot No 32 Block No 6 Column No 2
      Fractional Lot No 35 Block No 6 Column No 2

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      April 19, 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F, Page 428
      John purchased a small parcel of land from adjoining lot owner Robert J. Bruce; parcel described as being 2 feet off of the northwest side of lots 2 & 7 in square X, adjoining lots 3 & 6 in same square; existing fence between Bruce and Walden agreed upon as dividing line. John paid $20 for the parcel.
      John had purchased lots 3 and 6 in January of 1854

      BROTHER PEYTON DIES; NAMED EXECUTOR
      On April 22, 1854, Peyton Walden died at the home of John Walden, in Thomas County. Peyton was mortally stabbed by his wife's brother-in-law, William Holland. Peyton made a death-bed will, naming John as his executor. Peyton also left part of his estate to John Kindred Walden and James Walden - John Jr.'s sons.

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      June 1854 Term
      June 5, 1854
      Order Book 3; Page 310
      The last will of Payton Walden, deceased, having been at this regular term of the Court proven to the satisfaction of the Court, and also having been admitted to record, in due and common form, and John Walden having been appointed Executor to said will, the said John Walden came forward and was duly sworn as such, in Terms of the statue of said State, in such case made and provided, before me as Ordinary of said County, as will appear by ... to the record of wills in this office. HH Tooke Ordinary

      The noncupative will of Payton Walden, deceased, having been at this term of the Court admitted to record, ordered that John Browning, Kindred Braswell, James Hayes, R ... Evans and William Browning, freeholdres of said county, be and they are hereby appointed appraisers on said estate. HH Tooke Ordinary

      Ordered by this Court that Letters Testamentary issue to John Walden as Executor fo the last will of Payton Walden, deceased. June 5, 1854. HH Tooke, Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      June 1854 Term
      June 5, 1854
      John Walden, administrator on the Estate of Thomas M. Slow, deceased, this day makes application to the Court for letters of dismission from said administration. It is therefore ordered by the Court that citation issue giving the usual notice to all persons interested. June 5, 1854. HH Tooke, Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      June 1854 Term
      June 5, 1854
      John Walden this day makes application to the Court for letters of guardianship for the persons and property of Margaret Stow, minor. Ordered by the Corut that citation issue notifying all persons interested. Court Ordinary, June 5, 1854, HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      June 1854 Term
      June 5, 1854
      John Walden this day makes application to this Court for letters of guardianship for the person and property of Henry H. Stow, minor. Ordered by the Court that citation issue notifying all persons interested. Court of Ordinary, June 5, 1854, HH Tooke, Ordinary

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      June 12, 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F; Page 605
      John purchased a parcel of land in the 18th District of Thomas County containing 15 acres originally surveyed on creek on Lot 181 and known as Divines Mill Seat. John paid $50 for the land

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      August Term 1854
      August 7, 1854
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Waldon for letters of guardianship for the property of Margaret S. and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow, deceased, ... the same is continued until the next regular Term of this Court. To be held on the first Monday in September next. HH Tooke Ordinary

      JOHN WALDEN SR. ESTATE - DISTRIBUTION TO JOHN JR.
      August 25, 1854
      Receipt signed by John Walden, acknowledging receipt from Atterson L. Walden, executor of John Walden, deceased, of the sum of $400 as a part of legacy coming to him from said deceased.
      *copy in files*

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      September Term 1854
      September 4, 1854
      Ordered by this Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the property of Margaret S. Stow, minor, be and the same is hereby continued until the next October Regular Term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      Ordered by this Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the property of Henry H. Stow minor be and the same is hereby continued until the next October Regular Term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      October Term 1854
      October 2, 1854
      Order Book 4 Page 30
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the property of Margaret and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thoms M. Stow decesased be and the same is hereby continued until the next November Regular Term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      October Term 1854
      Order Book 4 Page 37-38
      October 2, 1854
      On motion of counsel for Stephen Sampson and wife Elizabeth Sampson one of the heirs and next of kin of Payton Walden deceased it is ordered that John Walden show cause at the next term of this Court why the probate and record of the p... noncupative will of said deceased should not be set aside c... and am... and further why the letters testamentary which have issued should not be revoked and declared void on the following grounds to wit:
      1st Because there was no process issued from this Court to the heirs or next of kindred of said Payton Walden deceased there being no widow to call in the next of kindred to the said deceased to the end that they might have contested the same if they pleased, and that there is no record of said process
      2nd Because the said paper writing which was presented to the Court as the noncupative will of the said Payton Walden seeks to convey or bequeth and devise an estate exceeding the value of thirty pounds and it does not appear upon the record of this Court that it was proven to and before the Court that the testtator to said p... noncupative will at the term of .... the same did be or the persons present or any of them be a witness taht such was his will or to ...
      3rd Because said p (portended).... noncupative will seeks to convey and devise and does devise a large real estate, exceeding the value of thirty pounds
      4th Because said proper writing which was presented to the Court and is now of file in the Court purporting to be the noncupative will of said Payton Walden deceased was reduced to writing before the death of the said Payton Walden, read over in his presence and approved by him without being signed by him the said Payton Walden as any witness thereto, and that afterwards the same was copied and drawn off from the original and said copy was presented is now of file in this court purporting to be the noncupative will of said Payton Walden deceased. And it is further ordered by the Court that a certified copy of this Order be served upon the said John Walden twenty days before the next Term of this Court.
      October 2, 1854
      MacIntyre and Young, attornesy for Sampson and wife
      Approved and recorded HH Tooke Ordinary

      I acknowledge due and legal service of the written rule waiving copy and notice October 17, 1854 John Walden

      ASSAULT CHARGE
      November Term 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia Superior Court

      Thomas County, Georgia
      Superior Court Minutes
      1854-1871

      Page 5
      November Term 1854
      The State v. John Walden; assault; a true bill, special presentment; William H. Reynolds, foreman

      Page 6
      November Term 1854
      The State v. John Walden; assault
      The defendant John Walden in the above case comes forward and demands a trial, there being a jury impaneled and competent to try said case.

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      November Term 1854
      November 6, 1854
      Order Book 4, Page 43
      Stephen Sampson and wife vs. John Walden
      ... to set aside Probate and record of noncupative will of Payton Walden deceased upon consent of attorneys for both parties it is ordered by the Court that this cause be continued until the next Regular February Term of this Court without prejudice to the legal rights of any parties in any particular.
      Seward Hansel and Davis, attorneys for respondent
      MacIntyre & Young, attorneys for Sampson and wife
      Approved November Term 1854 HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      November Term 1854
      Order Book 4 Page 44
      Upon application of John Walden it is ordered by the Court that his application for letters of guardianship for the property of Margaret and Henry H Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow deceased be and the same is hereby continued until the next Regular Term of this Court to be held the first Monday in December next. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      November Term 1854
      November 6, 1854
      Order Book 4 page 55
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of Guardianship of the person and property of Margaret and Henry Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow deceased be and the same is hereby continued until the next regular term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      December Term 1854
      Order Book 4 Page 69
      Ordered by this Court that the application of John Walden for letters of dismission from the administration of the Estate of Thomas M. Stow deceased be and the same is hereby continued until the next January Regular Term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      December Term 1854
      Order Book 4 page 71
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the property of Margaret Stow minor be and the same is hereby continued until the next January Regular Term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the property of Henry H. Stow minor be and the same is hereby continued until the next January Regular Term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      PAYMENT TO W.G. PONDER
      January 1, 1855
      John Walden, executor of Peyton Walden estate, paid WG Ponder interest up to January 1, 1854 on note dated January 29, 1853

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      January Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 123
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the person and property of Margarett and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow deceased be and the same is hereby continued until the next Regular Term of this Court. Henry H. Tooke Ordinary

      PROPERTY - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      January 9, 1855
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F; Page 635
      John purchased 7 town lots in Thomasville from town commissioners: Lots 114, 115, 116, 117 Block 3 Column 6; Lot 118 Block 4 Colum 6; Lot 119 Block 1 Colum 7; Lot 120 Block 2 Column 7; ne section of town. John paid $82
      Commisisoners: Charles Remington, Ansel Dekle and James Hayes, all judges of Inferior Court

      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book F; Page 636
      He also purchased the following10 town lots from the town commissioners: Lots 4 & 6 Block 2 Column 1; Lot 41 Block 2 Column 3; Lots 65 & 66 Block 8 Column 3; Lot 67 Block 7 Column 4; Lot 72 Block 1 Column 4; Lots 92 & 93 Block 6 Column 4; Lot 106 Block 5 Column 5 in northeast section of town; John paid $204 for the lots

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      February Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 145
      Stephen Sampson and wife vs. John Walden
      Counsel for movants and counsel for respondent having consented that the above stated case be transferred to the appeal of the Superior Court of Thomas County. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the above stated case be and the same is hereby ordered to be transferred and is transferred to the appeal before the Superior Court of said County of Thomas
      Steward and Hansel, counsel for respondents
      MacIntyre and Young, consel for moveants.
      Attest HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      February Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 146
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the person and property of Margarett and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow deceased be and the same is hereby continued until the next regular term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      WITNESS TO WILL
      February 13, 1855
      John Walden a witness to will of Fullon H. Whitley of Lincoln County, Kentucky, "at present on a visit" in Thomas County, Georgia.
      other witnesses: Minerva Guthrie, Aug. H. Hansell, and Wm H. Hall.
      **note - Aug Hansell and Wm Hall also witnesses John's will in 1868**
      Thomas County, Georgia Will Book E, 1850 - 1855; page 94
      *copy in files*
      Fullen Handley Whitley, son of William Whitley Jr. and Polly Shanks, grandson of William Whitley. B. 11 Jan 1832. M. Julia McAfee (wife Julia is mentioned in will)

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      March Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 170
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the person and property of Margarett and Henry H. Stow deceased be and the same is continued until the next regular term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      April Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 184
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the person and property of Margarett and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow deceased be and the same is continued until the next regular term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      PROMISE TO PAY E.R. YOUNG
      April 12, 1855
      Thomas County, Georgia
      John Walden, executor of Peyton's estate, promised to pay E.R. Young the sum of $27.50 on or before January 1, 1856

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      April Term 1855
      April 16, 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 187
      The annual return of John Walden Executor of the last will and testament of Payton Walden deceased together with the voucher ... refund having been previously filed in this Court and having also been duly examined and found to be correct, it is ordered and adjudged by the Court that the same be allowed and admitted to record in said Court. HH Tookie Ordinary

      ASSAULT CHARGE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      May Term 1855
      Superior Court

      * the State dropped the assault charge against John

      Superior Court Minutes
      1854-1871
      Page 55

      The State v. John Walden: assault November Term 1854
      Nol Prosd by consent of Court, May Term 1855
      John S. Winn, Sol. Genl

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      May Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 203
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the person and property of Margarett and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow deceased and for letters of dismission be and the same is continued until the next regular term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      June Term 1855
      June 2, 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 212
      Ordered that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship of Margarett and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow deceased be and the same is continued until the next term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      July Term 1855
      July 2, 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 222
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Margarett and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow deceased be and the same is continued until the next term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      August Term 1855
      August 6, 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 239
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden Administrator on the Estate of Thomas M. Stow deceased for letters of dismission be and the same is continued until the next regular term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      August Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 240
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Margarett and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow late of said county be and the same is continued until the next term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      September Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 251
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden, Administrator on the Estate of Thomas M. Stow deceased for letters of dismission be and the same is hereby continued until the next regular term of this Court. HH Tooke, Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      September Term 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 251
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden for letters of guardianship for the person and property of Margarett and Henry H. Stow minor heirs of Thomas M. Stow late of said county be and the same is continued until the next term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      BROTHER PEYTON'S ESTATE
      Notice in Enterprise
      October 12, 1855
      Thomas County, Georgia

      John Walden, executor of Peyton's estate, placed notice in the "Enterprise" announcing leave to sell Peyton's personal property. The Enterprise charged $5.00 for the advertisement

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      December Term 1855
      December 3, 1855
      Order Book 4 Page 294
      John Walden Administrator of the Estate of Thomas M. Stow late of said County deceased having at this Regular Term of this Court made application for the appointment of Fit and proper persons as Commisioner to appraise and divide the Estate of said deceased equally among and between the legal heirs of said deceased And it appearing to the Court that said John Walden as Administrator on said Estate have given due and legal notice to the heirs and distributees of said Estate that he would apply to siad Court at this Regular Term for an order appointing Commissioners to appraise and divide the estate of said deceased as aforesaid
      It is therefore ordered by this Court that Richard Mitchell, William H. Reynolds, Jackson Mash, Thomas M. Boston and Willima H. Hawood freeholders of said County be and they are hereby appointed as commissioners to appraised and divide the estate of said Thomas M Stow deceased equally among and between the legal heirs and distributees of said estate, they having first sworn to discharge said duty in terms of the law of said State in such case made and provided and that they make a return of their acting and doings in the premeses to this Court in terms of the statute of said State made and provided. HH Tooke Ordinary

      WILL
      January 5, 1856
      Thomas County, Georgia

      On this date, John wrote his will, noting that he was of "feeble bodily health."

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      JanuaryTerm 1856
      January 8, 1856
      Order Book 4 Page 310
      In the matter of John Walden's application to sell certain of the negroes belonging to the estate of Payton Walden deceased comes Stephen Sampson and caveats said application on the following grounds:
      1st Because the said noncupative will of said Payton Walden deceased is in law void;
      Second Because there is a motion now pending on the appeal from this Court in the Superior Court to set aside said will and revoke the letters of said John Walden
      Third Because there is enough perishable property together with crops made since the death of said Payton Walden to pay all the debts of deceased without selling or sale of the negroes or any party thereof
      Fourth Becuase the said John Walden is sick and unable to attend the sale thereof and do Justice to the estate on account thereof, should the Court grant the lean to sell
      MacIntyre and Young, attorneys for caveators
      Filed and entered at this regular term of this Court January 8, 1856 HH Tooke Ordinary

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      JanuaryTerm 1856
      Order Book 4 Page 316
      Ordered by the Court that the application of John Walden as Executor on the Estate of Payton Walden deceased for an order granting leave to sell negroes to pay the debts of said deceased be and the same is continued until the next regular term of this Court. HH Tooke Ordinary

      JOHN'S PLANTATION AND LAND IN THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      As noted in his various probate papers, John owned a residence and numerous other town lots in Thomasville, plus he had a plantation.
      As of now, although I have lot numbers for the various town lots, with no reference point - e.g. a master lot map - I cannot trace the town lots.
      The division of John's estate between Mary and Francis in January of 1874 mentions the following Lot numbers: 188, 189, 212, 213, 214, 215, 226, 227, 228, 253, 254, 267, 328, all in the 18th district of Thomas County. I do not know if this is the full extent of John's plantation - this is only what was left in his estate upon division in 1874.
      John jointly owned lot 328 with brother Peyton. Other than this lot, all of John's lots were contiguous. The land that John owned sits about 15 miles southwest of Thomasville. His land adjoined the Cedar Grove Plantation, at its northeastern-most corner. John's land sat directly east of Peyton's plantation, by about 2 miles.
      By modern-day roads, the far western end of Blackshear road runs along the southern edge of Lot 253 and part of 254, and in between Lots 254 and 267. Highway 93 cuts through the center of Lots 267, 254, and 227, running north-south. John's land extended north and west from the Blackshear road, up to and across the Ocklockonee River. In fact, the river runs through lots 226 and 227. The account for John's estate sale in December of 1865 lists rent of the ferry for the year. I presume the ferry was located here, where the Ocklockonee ran through his land.
      Each lot consisted of 250 acres, thus John owned 3,000 acres of land - 3,250 if you include the jointly-held land.

      WALDEN PLANTATION CEMETERY
      ... and the Walden Plantation residence

      We know the family cemetery exists, but right now we can only make an educated guess as to where the cemetery is located.

      In his will, John stated that he wanted to be buried "in my burying ground at my plantation." This indicates the cemetery is somewhere on his land, described above.

      Notes about the Walden Cemetery are found in the Elizabeth Hopkins Collection. Other cemetery notes in the collection, in the same handwriting, are dated in the 1930s, thus we presume that is when these notes were also taken.

      By these notes, the cemetery is located near the intersection of the Walden Bridge Road and the Duncanville Road. Neither of these roads exist today, by those names anyway.

      If we were to guess, using our trusty google map, by modern-day roads we would say the cemetery of which John spoke is located just to the east/northeast of the intersection of Blackshear Road and Georgia Highway 93, about eight miles south of Cairo. The google map notes a "Hall Cemetery" at this location. The book, Cemeteries of Grady County, Georgia, compiled by the Grady County Historical Society, also notes a "Hall Cemetery" at this location. Specifically, the Historical Society states the cemetery is located in Land Lot 254, 18th District. John's plantation, of course, included Lot 254.

      The Historical Society notes two known burials in this Hall Cemetery: John's wife, Mary Hall Walden, and her father, Kindred Hall. The Society also notes that John Mosely deeded the land that now contains the cemetery to Kindred Hall in 1826. The land later went to John.

      Given that John's wife Mary is buried in this Hall Cemetery, we believe this is where he is buried, as well. John's plantation consisted of over 3,000 acres. Though possible, we find it unlikely that John had his own cemetery in addition to the Hall cemetery on his plantation - especially given the fact that he buried his wife Mary in the Hall cemetery.

      According to the Historical Society, one reaches the cemetery by traveling south on Georgia Highway 93 from Cairo, and then turning left onto Blackshear Road. Once on Blackshear Road, the cemetery is located on the left. The google map places the cemetery in the middle of what looks to be a plowed field, but we believe the cemetery is just a little northeast of there, in what looks on the satellite view of the area to be a walled-off square sitting adjacent to the unnamed north-south road. That walled-off parcel looks to be about 60 feet square. The Hopkins Collection notes show that the cemetery is surrounded by a wall and has a gate. The Historical Society also notes that the cemetery is enclosed by a brick wall.

      Cedar Grove Plantation
      James Joseph Blackshear and his wife Harriett hired English-born architect John Wind to design and build Cedar Grove. Construction on the house was begun circa 1841.
      James Joseph died as a result of an accident in 1843. Harriet continued to run the plantation until her death in 1863. Harriet's brother Thomas Jones was the owner of Greenwood, and her brother Mitchell Jones was the owner of Oak Lawn, both leading plantations in Thomas County.
      Dr. Metcalfe of New York acquired Cedar Grove in 1887 and renamed it Susina.

      JOHN WALDEN JR'S DEATH & BURIAL
      John Jr. died on January 20, 1856. By his will, it appears John was in ill health.
      We believe John is buried in a family cemetery located on his plantation.

      WALDEN PLANTATION CEMETERY
      ... and the Walden Plantation residence

      We know the family cemetery exists, but right now we can only make an educated guess as to where the cemetery is located.

      In his will, John stated that he wanted to be buried "in my burying ground at my plantation." This would indicate the cemetery is somewhere on his land, described above.

      The image below are notes about the Walden Cemetery, found in the Elizabeth Hopkins Collection. Other cemetery notes in the collection, in the same handwriting, are dated in the 1930s, thus we presume that is when these notes were also taken.

      By these notes, the cemetery appears to be located near the intersection of the Walden Bridge Road and the Duncanville Road. Neither of these roads exist today, by those names anyway.

      If we were to guess, using our trusty google map, by modern-day roads we would say the cemetery is located north of Blackshear Road, between Georgia Highway 93 and the road just to the east of 93 that runs parallel to 93 and then merges into the lower Cairo Road, to the north. The google map notes a "Hall Cemetery" at this location. Given that John married a Hall, and it appears from the notes that Halls are buried in the cemetery, it seems logical that this is really the Walden Plantation Cemetery.

      The map places the cemetery in the middle of what looks to be a plowed field, but we believe the cemetery is just a little northeast of there, in what looks on the satellite view of the area to be a walled-off square sitting adjacent to the unnamed north-south road. That walled-off parcel looks to be about 60 feet square. The Hopkins Collection notes show that the cemetery is surrounded by a wall and has a gate.

      This location, at the intersection of the Blackshear Road, 93, and the unnamed road, looks to be in Lot 253, or possibly 254 - both of which John owned.

      Other notes in the Hopkins Collection mention that the Walden house sat in front of the graveyard, on the Walden Bridge Road. At one time the house was a two story house, but was then cut down to one story. The house is now gone.

      WILL
      Will, written January 5, 1856, Thomas County, Georgia
      Produced to court February 4, 1856
      Will Book H; Page 5
      *copy of will in files*

      "feeble bodily health"
      Names wife Francis R.; sons John K and James A.; daughter Mary and an infant child (also mentions "each of my daughters")
      To be buried at burying ground at his plantation
      Mentions plantation, also town lots, and lot and house in Thomasville where he resides.
      Daughter Mary to continue in charge of Mrs. Susan Chaires
      Wife to have charge of infant child
      Executors to be guardians of two sons
      Double-barreled shot gun to each of his sons
      Names executors friends Ansel Dekle and John C. Browning
      Witnesses: William H. Hall, MD; Francis H. Remington; Augustin H. Hansell

      Produced to court on February 4, 1856; proven on oath of Francis Remington and Augustin Hansell. Ansel Dekle and John Browning take oath as executors.

      JOHN WALDEN JR. ESTATE: WILL PRODUCED
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      February Term 1856
      February 4, 1856
      Order Book 4 Page 329
      The last will and testament of John Walden deceased having been this day at the regular term of this Court proven and admitted to record in this Court in common form It is ordered by the court that:
      freeholders residing in said County be and they are hereby appointed appraisers on the Estate of said John Walden deceased and that they make returns of their actings and doings as such in the premesis to this Court in terms of the laws of said State in such case made and p... HH Tooke Ordinary

      JOHN WALDEN JR.'S ESTATE: INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT
      Thomas County, Georgia
      February 20, 1856
      Inventory Book H; Page 72

      Georgia
      Thomas County

      By the honorable the Ordinary of said County
      To Kindred Braswell, Jas. T. Hayes, Thomas M. Boston, Ephraim G. Ponder and C. Braswell. These are to authorize and empower you or any three of you to make a just and true appraisement of all and singular the goods and chattels (ready money excepted) of John Walden late of said County deceased, in dollars and cents as shall be produced by Ansel Dekle the Executor of the Estate of the said deceased. You and each of you first taking the oath required by law, before some Justice of the Peace for said County and that you will return the same certified under your hands and also a certificate of your having taken the oath thereto annexed, unto the said Court within the time prescribed by law (60 days).
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official signature the fourth day of February 1856.
      H.H. Tooke
      Ordinary

      An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Walden, deceased

      No. 1 1 Sofa, appraised at 40.00
      2 1 Rocking Chair 10.00
      3 1 Dozen Chair 12.00
      4 ½ Dozen Reed Bottom Chair 9.00
      5 1 Large Broken Mirror 8.00
      6 1 Fire fender and irons, shovel & tongs 10.00
      7 2 Spittoons 1.50
      8 1 Centre Table and Cover 10.00
      9 1 Lot of Books 15.00
      10 3 Waiters 3.00
      11 1 Piano and Cover 200.00
      12 1 Violin and Box 8.00
      13 1 Large U.S. Map 5.00
      14 1 Ward Robe 20.00
      15 1 Bureau & Mirror 20.00
      16 1 Bed, Bedsted and furniture 50.00
      17 1 Wash stand, ewer & basin 5.00
      18 1 Large Clock 10.00
      19 1 Lot Brass Candlesticks & Lamps 3.00
      20 And Irons, Shovel and tongs 1.50
      21 1 Safe 5.00
      22 1 Cherry Dining Table 8.00
      23 1 Small Folding Table 2.50
      24 1 Lot crockery & glass ware 10.00
      25 1 Bed, Bedstead and furniture 45.00
      26 1 Single barrel gun 2.00
      27 1 Trunnel Bedstead 5.00
      28 1 Bed, Bedstead & furniture 40.00
      29 1 Bed, Bedstead & furniture 40.00
      30 1 Centre Table & Cover 8.00
      31 1 Dressing Case & Glass 1.00
      32 1 Ewer and Bowl 3.00
      33 1 Ewer and Bowl & washstand 5.00
      34 1 Fire fender 3.00
      35 1 Large chest 5.00
      36 1 Bed, bedstead & furniture 35.00
      37 1 Lot Trunks (3) 8.00
      38 1 Small Table 1.50
      39 1 Willow Basket .75
      40 1 Small Table & cover 1.00
      41 2 Pitchers 1.00
      42 1 Bed, Bedstead & furniture 30.00
      43 1 Saddlebags & valise 4.00
      44 1 pr. Handcuffs .50
      45 2 Mills Double Barrel Guns 75.50 150.00
      46 1 Brass bound Water Bucket 1.25
      47 1 Lot Kitchen furniture 15.00
      48 1 Negro Man, Isaac (infirm) 500.00
      49 1 Negro Man, Robert 1200.00
      50 1 Negro Boy, Andrew 600.00
      51 1 Negro Kizzie (Girl) 850.00
      52 1 Negro Woman & child, Louisa & Julia 1100.00
      53 1 Negro Girl, Amanda 650.00
      54 1 Negro Woman, Old, Dinah 50.00
      55 1 Grey horse, Sarak 200.00
      56 1 Bay horse, Reddicts 150.00
      57 1 Buggy 100.00
      58 5 Head hogs 20.00
      59 1 Cow 20.00
      60 5 Cowhides 62 lb 8 ½ per lb 5.27
      61 1 Grind Stone 1.00
      62 1 Two Horse Wagon 75.00
      63 1 Spade and Shovel 2.00
      64 Residence & four acres land in Thomasville 3000.00
      65 House and lot known as the Lark Allen place 1000.00
      66 1 Note made by G.A. Dekle & I.H. Hayes and due 8 months after date, with interest from date and dated 6th May 1854 for $593.80 with a credit of $100.00 4th April 1855. Balance due 493.80
      70 One note by Payton Walden, dated 30th November 1853 with interest from date 5200.00
      71 One note by Payton Walden dated 20th .. 1854 with interest from date 125.00
      72 One note on Payton Walden dated 15th February 1854 with interest from date, for 109.00
      73 One note by James Roberts & A.C. Swain, dated January 1st 1855 & due January 1st 1856, for 86.50
      74 One note by H.C. Bower dated June 1st 1855 and due one day after date for 150.00
      75 One note by David I. Hall dated 27th December 1855 and due 12 months after date for 107.00
      76 One note by James L. Everitt, Guardian for A.F. Everitt, dated 4th April 1855 and due 1st January 1856 for 225.00
      77 One note by Wm. I. Bryan dated 6th August 1845 and due 1 day after date for Two 29/100 Dollars 2.29
      78 One note by Allen Spears dated 23rd August 1845 due one day after date .40
      79 One note by Peyton Walden dated 4th September and due one day after date for $800.00 with a credit of $796.00 5th March 1853, balance due 4.00
      80 1 Revolver Pistol, valued at 2.50
      81 23 Lots & fractions in the town of Thomasville, by Wilson's Survey as follows, to wit, and appraised at:

      Column Block Number appraised at
      1 2 5 15.00
      1 2 6 32.00
      3 2 41 25.00
      3 8 65 15.00
      3 8 66 10.00
      4 7 67 5.00
      4 1 72 13.00
      4 6 92 23.00
      4 6 93 5.00
      5 5 106 61.00
      6 3 114 20.00
      6 3 115 25.00
      6 3 116 5.00
      6 3 117 20.00
      6 4 118 5.00
      7 1 119 5.00
      7 2 120 2.00
      6 2 119 14.12 ½
      2 6 32 13.00
      2 6 33 78.75
      2 6 35 3.00
      1 4 13 5.00

      85 1 Lot new Plows 3 Turn & 1 shovel 10.00
      86 1 Lot old Plows 10.00
      87 8 pair plow gear 16.00
      88 8 old hoes 3.00
      89 1 Set Black Smith Tools 35.00
      90 1 G? 50.00
      91 1 Road Wagon 75.00
      92 1 Old Wagon 5.00
      93 1 Hand Mill 10.00
      94 1 Cow & two yearlings 13.00
      95 1 Grey Mare Mule (Polli) 130.00
      96 1 Black Horse Mule (Lewis) 120.00
      97 1 Grey Horse (Charley) unsound 10.00
      98 1 Brown Mare Mule (Fly) 130.00
      99 1 Bay Horse Mule (Reuben) 125.00
      100 1 Small black Mule (King) 100.00
      101 1 Small Bayhorse Mule (Frank) 100.00
      102 1 Bay horse Mule (Sam) 75.00
      103 1 Bay horse Mule (Ann) 75.00
      104 1 Bay horse Mule (Tod) 75.00
      105 1 Brown horse Mule (Jim) 100.00
      106 1 Brown horse Mule (Tom) 110.00
      107 1 Ox Cart & 3 oxen 80.00
      108 1 Negro Man (Ellie) 1050.00
      109 1 Negro Man (Adam) infirm 400.00
      110 1 Negro Man Harrison 1100.00
      111 1 Negro Man Gardner 500.00
      112 1 Negro Man Ad. Infirm 400.00
      113 1 Woman Chaney 800.00
      114 1 Woman Lindey 750.00
      115 1 Woman Hannah 850.00
      116 1 Woman & child Maria & Willis 1100.00
      117 121 Head Stock Cattle 484.00
      118 50 Head Stock Sheep 50.00
      119 100 Head Stock Hogs, more or less 200.00
      120 1 Bay Horse Mule Pete 150.00
      121 1 Bay Horse Mule Pompey 150.00
      122 1 Black Horse Mule Bob 100.00
      123 1 Brown Horse Mule Dray(g) 125.00
      124 1 Bay Horse Mule Ned 85.00
      125 1 Bay Horse Mule Jack 100.00
      126 1 Black Mare Mule Jane 100.00
      127 1 Sorrel Horse Chub 125.00
      128 7 Sets Plow gear 14.00
      129 1 Corn Sheller 5.00
      130 2 Yoke Oxen 70.00
      131 1 Ox Cart 25.00
      132 1 Horse Cart 10.00
      133 1 Old pr. Old wagon wheels 5.00
      134 1 Mare Jinny Lind & colt 100.00
      135 17 Weeding Hoes 4.25
      136 5 Grubbing Hoes 2.50
      137 2 Spades & 1 Shovel 1.00
      138 9 Axes 5.00
      139 1 Lot old plows 5.00
      140 5 New Turn Plows 10.00
      141 9 Plows 18.00
      142 1 Set Black Smith Tools 25.00
      143 1 Box Carpenter's Tools 10.00
      144 1 Cross Cut Saw 3.00
      145 10 Shovels & scouters 6.00
      146 1 pr. cart wheels 5.00
      147 1 Grind Stone 3.00
      148 1 Hand Mill 10.00
      149 1 Gin 50.00
      150 1 Negro man (Ive) old 300.00
      151 1 Negro man (Jim) 1200.00
      152 1 Negro man (Joshua) 700.00
      153 1 Negro Man (Aaron) 600.00
      154 1 Negro Man, Page 1000.00
      155 1 Negro Man, Howard 600.00
      156 1 Negro Boy, Green 750.00
      157 1 Negro Boy, Jim 1000.00
      158 1 Negro Boy, John 800.00
      159 1 Negro Boy, Page 550.00
      160 1 Negro Boy, Green 500.00
      161 1 Negro Boy, Dick 900.00
      162 1 Negro Woman & child, Clarissa and Emily 900.00
      163 1 Negro Woman & child, Harriet, Hall 900.00
      164 1 Woman & child, Rhody & David 1000.00
      165 1 Woman, Milly 1000.00
      166 1 Woman & child, Fanny and Corrine 1050.00
      167 1 Negro Girl, Hetty 450.00
      168 1 Negro Girl, Clarissa 600.00
      169 1 Negro Girl, Eliza 650.00
      170 1 Negro Girl, Lucy 600.00
      171 1 Negro Girl, Viney 500.00
      172 1 Negro Girl, Alsey 350.00
      173 1 Negro Boy, Henry Clay 400.00
      174 1 Negro Boy, Charley 350.00
      175 1 Negro Boy, Thompkins 300.00
      Whole Amount $45558.38
      176 Balance of real estate not before mentioned 11000.00
      $56558.38
      State of Georgia
      Thomas County

      We do hereby certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the Executor, the above and foregoing contains a true appraisement of the goods, chattels and credits of the Estate of John Walden, deceased, to the best of our judgment and understanding.
      Given under our hands and official signatures, this February 20th 1856
      James T. Hayes
      Thomas M. Boston
      E.G. Ponder
      Kindred Braswell (x his mark)
      Appraisers

      I do hereby certify that the above appraisers were sworn to perform their duty as appraisers, according to law, this 20th day of February 1856.
      James H. Hayes J.T.C.

      State of Georgia
      Thomas County
      Court of Ordinary
      February 26th 1856

      The within and foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of John Walden, late of said County, deceased, having been this day presented and filed in Court, and the same being in due and regular form as is required by the laws of said State in such case made and provided
      It is therefore Ordered by the Court that the same be admitted to record in said Court
      H.H. Tooke
      Ordinary

      Entered this 26th Day of February 1856
      Henry H. Tooke
      Ordinary

      THOMAS M. STOW ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      March Term 1856
      March 29, 1856
      Order Book 4 Page 363
      The Estate of Thomas M. Stow deceased being in a wasting condition, and John C. Browning of said County having consented to take charge of the same, It is ordered by this court that he be and is hereby appointed administrator Ad Colle guardian and temporarily Dr. B... on said estate, upon his first giving bond and security and taking the oath as such in terms of the law of said State in such case made and provided. HH Tooke Ordinary

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      April Term 1856
      April 4, 1856
      Order Book 4 Page 376
      The last will and testament of Payton Walden deceased being a noncupative will, which is now of record in this Court, whereby he appoointed John Walden sole executor to said will and that said John Walden qualified and took upon himself the b.. of siad executor and execution of said will, and it appearing to this Court that said John Walden afterward departed this life having a written will, which is now of record in this office and Court, leaving John Browning and Ansel Dekle executors to his last will and testament, each of which have qualified under said last mentioned will, and it further appearing that said Ansel Dekle has refused to take the excutorship of said Payton Walden's will and the said John Browning accepting the same, and having at this regular term come into open court and qualified as executor of said last will and testament of said Payton Walden deceased, It is therefore ordered by this Court that the said John C. Browning be and he is hereby appointed executor of said last will and testament of said Payton Walden deceased and that letters testamentary issue to him as such at this regular term of this Court. Henry H. Tooke Ordinary

      PEYTON WALDEN ESTATE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      Superior Court
      June Term 1856

      Superior Court Minutes
      1854-1871
      Page 155
      June Term 1856

      Stephen Sampson and wife vs. John Walden

      It appearing to the Court that John Walden has departed this life leaving John C. Browning executor of his last will and testament and that servie facias has been served on said Browning calling on him to show cause why he should not be made a party, and no objection being offered It is ordered that said John C. Browning be and he is hereby made a party … to the above stated cause.
      PE Love Judge S.C.S.D.

      JOHN WALDEN JR.'S ESTATE: SALE OF LAND
      Thomas County, Georgia
      January 2, 1857
      Thomas County, Georgia Deed Book G Page 469
      John C. Browning and Ansel Dekle, executors of the last will and testament of John Walden, deceased, purchased 100 acres of land from William L. Holland. Land described as being a portion of Lot Number 233 in the 18th District of Thomas County. Executors paid $700 for the land.
      Specifically, land described as commencing at the northwest corner of lot running south on the west line to southwest corner, thence east on the south line twenty nine and a half chains to a light wood corner thence north five and a half degrees west seven chains and twelve links to a Branch, thence along the run of the Branch until it stikes the bank on the margin of the swamp, thence due north until it reaches the point of intersection with the north line of said lot No. 233, thence west to the starting point.

      JOHN WALDEN SR. ESTATE - DISTRIBUTION TO JOHN JR.
      March–- April 1857
      John Walden's Executors Settlement
      Settlement date: 5 March 1857; produced to March 1857 Garrard County court, continued for objections and exceptions. Again produced to Garrard County Court April 1857, approved and ordered to be recorded.
      Will Book O, page 115
      *copy in files*
      Amount in hands of estate: $11987.16. There being 9 heirs, each entitled to $1331.90 2/3 of the above amount. Shows amount due John Walden: $890.06

      JOHN WALDEN JR.'S ESTATE: ESTATE SALE
      Thomas County, Georgia
      March 11, 1858
      Sale Book H, page 164

      State of Georgia
      Thomas County

      An account of the sale of the personal property belonging to the Estate of John Walden deceased. Sold on 11th March 1858

      sold to ..
      1 1 Buggy & Harness John C. Browning 95.00
      2 1 Buggy Pole John C. Browning 10.00
      3 1 Boiler Kindred Braswell 7.50
      4 204 lbs Lard & Wooden S 13 cts
      W.F. Sanford 26.52
      5 160 lbs lard Tin S. Dixon Caroll 20.80
      6 1 Trough P.E. Love 7.50
      7 1 Box P.E. Love .50
      8 1 Bank Potatoes Dixon Caroll 3.50
      9 2 Rent of 2 small patches of land
      C.G. McLendon 34.25
      10 1 Persere Kettle William McLendon 1.00
      11 1 Lot Cooking Utensils G.M. Bramer 2.50
      12 1 Lot Tr..pery C.G. McLendon 1.00
      13 1 Pair Fin Dogs W.F. Sanford .80
      14 1 Pair Fin Dogs C.G. McLendon .65
      15 1 Pair Fin Dogs & Fender Kindred Braswell 14.00
      16 1 Fire Fender Kindred Braswell 5.00
      17 3 Fort Mats G.M. Bramer .45
      18 1 Side Saddle Donald McLean 9.25
      19 1 Piano David Harrell 140.00
      20 1 Clock Robert Love 2.12
      21 1 Center Table F.J. Browning 4.25
      22 1 Small Table Donald McLean 1.00
      23 1 Small Table Donald McLendon .25
      24 1 Wash Stand S.R. Williams 1.15
      25 1 Wash Stand Donald McLean .35
      26 1 Pair Saddle Bags A.F. Everett 1.50
      27 1 Table Donald McLean .18
      28 12 Gallon Jug G.I. Allen .66
      29 12 Gallon Jug Dixon Carroll .54
      30 12 Gallon Jug G.M. Bramer .50
      31 1 demijohn Sheldon Swift 1.60
      32 1 Jar James Whiddin .37
      33 3 Mugs Sheldon Swift 1.05
      34 2 Trunks Robert J. Bruce 1.00
      35 2 Trunks 1.20
      36 1 Lot Books R.H. Luckey 1.00
      37 2 Volumes History of the
      World S.B. Spencer 2.50
      38 Miss Lendons Works F.I. Browning 2.50
      39 Pitts History of the World G.M. Bramer 1.75
      40 1 Lot Books W.W. Griffin 3.55
      41 1 Lot Books Donald McLean 1.05
      42 1 Lot Books George A. Dekle 1.25
      43 1 Table Hardy Browning 1.00
      44 145 lbs Sugar
      at 13 3/8 per lb G. I. Allen 19.39
      45 36 lbs Crush Sugar 14 per R.I. Bruce A.H. Hansell 5.04
      46 1 Wash Bowl R.I. Bruce 1.00
      47 1 Wash Bowl & Pitcher G.I. Allen 1.30
      48 1 Bowl & Pitcher W.W. Griffin 1.05
      49 1 Bowl & Pitcher John C. Browning 1.50
      50 1 Basket Mrs. Nancy Forks .50
      51 1 Pair Candle Moulds Sheldon Swift .65
      52 2 Stake Dishes Dixon Carroll .85
      53 1 Soup Dish R.I. Bruce 1.60
      54 1 Pitcher G.I. Allen .65
      55 2 Stake Dishes C.G. McLendon 2.80
      56 2 Stake Dishes R.I. Bruce 2.00
      57 2 Gravy Dishes G.M. Brammer 1.50
      58 1 Soap Dish G.A. Dekle 3.30
      59 ½ Dozen Dishes G.A. Dekle 7.12
      60 ½ Dozen Dishes C.G. McLendon 2.50
      61 1 Bucket & Pann Thomas Dyser 2.12
      62 3 Pitchers R.I. Bruce 1.12
      63 1 Caster G.I. Allen 1.00
      64 2 Flower Pots Sheldon Swift .60
      65 1 Lot Silver Spoons James M. Gray 27.50
      66 1 Lot Knives & Forks G.A. Dekle 18.00
      67 1 Lot Knives & Forks S.R. Williams 2.75
      68 1 Carver & S? S.R. Williams 1.75
      69 1 Sprinkler & S Kindred Braswell 1.00
      70 2 Waiters G.I. Allen .30
      71 1 Dozen Plates C.G. McLendon 1.95
      72 1 Dozen Small Plates H.W. Harden 1.90
      73 1 Dozen Large Plates S.B. Spencer 1.95
      74 1 Dozen Soup Plates G.W. Bramer 1.95
      75 ½ Dozen Large Plates D.S. Brandon .50
      76 1 Lamp D.S. Brandon .50
      77 1 Lamp D.S. Brandon .35
      78 1 Lot Cups & Saucers S.R. Williams 4.00
      79 1 Lot Large Cups & Saucers A.F. Everitt 5.50
      80 2 Pitchers & Bowls A.F. Everitt 2.12
      81 1 Pitcher H.W. Harden 1.00
      82 2 Pitchers S.R. Williams .95
      83 1 Churn Sheldon Swift .37
      84 1 Large Waiter G.W. Bramer 3.00
      85 1 Large Waiter R.I. Bruce 1.00
      86 1 Jar Butter H. Harden .30
      87 1 Lot China Ware Mary Thompson 12.50
      88 2 Spittoons F.I. Browning 12.50
      89 ½ Dozen Cups & Saucers H.W. Harden 1.80
      90 1 Syrup Cup G.I. Allen .45
      91 2 Glass Dishes R.I. Bruce .50
      92 1 Perserve Dish Shelden Swift .30
      93 2 Perserve Dish H.W. Harden 1.00
      94 1 Lamp G.M. Bramer 1.00
      95 1 Lot Glass Ware S.R. Williams 1.75
      96 ½ Dozen Goblets John C. Browning 2.50
      97 1 Lot T..pery G.I. Allen .50
      98 1 Lot Yeast H. Harden .30
      99 1 Lot Pars Donald McLean 1.05
      100 3 Decanters H.W. Harden 1.00
      101 2 Decanters P.E. Love .70
      102 1 Bag Rye Flower H.W. Hardin .50
      103 1 Dining Table S.R. Williams 3.50
      104 1 Small Table S.R. Williams 2.00
      105 1 Safe S. Spencer 4.12
      106 Red Fowl Tail P.E. Love .31
      107 1 Wardrobe Robert Love 8.62
      108 1 Bed, Bedstead & furniture Donald McLean 27.00
      109 ½ Dozen Chairs G. Brammer 15.00
      110 1 Rocking Chair John C. Browning 2.65
      111 ½ Dozen Chairs G.M. Bramer 14.50
      112 1 Rocking Chair John C. Browning 13.00
      113 1 Rocking Chair Kindred Braswell 10.00
      114 1 Sofa Ansel Dekle 25.00
      115 1 Brush S.R. Williams 2.37
      116 1 Brush William McLendon 1.20
      117 Looking Glas

  • Sources 
    1. [S11381] DAR Application Paper of Maxine Stuart Brown of Pine Bluff Arkansas dated May 1975; History of Kentu.
      History of KY, p. 1033, has listing of John and Elizabeth's children

    2. [S11110] Census.
      1850 Thomas County, Georgia, listing John as 33 years old, born in Kentucky

    3. [S11377] Bible Record.
      of Willis Walden bible, with notation of John's date of birth

    4. [S11275] Will.
      for John, written January 5, 1856 and produced to court on February 4, 1856, Thomas County, Georgia

    5. [S11377] Bible Record.
      of Willis Walden, noting death date of John Jr. to be January 20, 1856


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