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Peyton Walden

Peyton Walden

Male 1813 - 1854  (40 years)

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  • Name Peyton Walden 
    • The biographical sketch for Atterson Lewis Walden, published in "Kentucky. A History of the State," by W.H. Perrin, J.H. Battle, G.C. Kniffin, 1887, notes John and Elizabeth Pitts Walden had a son, Payton.

      Peyton likely grew up in Garrard County, Kentucky, as that is where his parents resided.
    Atterson Lewis Walden Bio
    Atterson Lewis Walden Bio 2
    Born 18 Jul 1813  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton's father, John Walden, enumerated on the 1820 census as living in Garrard County, Kentucky 
    Residence 1830  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's father, John Walden, enumerated on the 1830 census as residing in Garrard County, Kentucky; he is listed with two or three males age 15-20; as Peyton was about 17 years old, we presume one of these males was Peyton
    1830 U.S. Census
    1830 U.S. Census
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Tax Rolls 1835  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton appears on the Garrard County tax rolls for the first time in 1835. Peyton had just turned 21. He had one horse. Total value: $50 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1835

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      White males over 21:
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total blacks: -
      Horses, mares: 1
      Studs, Jacks: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Cattle over 50: -
      Retail stores: -
      Town lots -
      Value of land per acre: -
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $50
    Tax Rolls 1836  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton appears on the Garrard County tax rolls for 1836. He had one horse. Total value for tax purposes: $40. 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1836

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total blacks: -
      Horses, mares: 1
      Cattle over 50: -
      Stores: -
      Town lots :
      Value of land per acre:
      Value of Land:
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $40
    Individual Note Nov 1837  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton was a witness to father John Walden's consent for John's daughter Malinda Walden's marriage to John Simpson, Garrard County, Kentucky 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Tax Rolls 1838  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1838

      Payton Walden
      No land listed
      Persons entitled to vote: 1
      White over 21: 1

      Total number of blacks: -
      Value of blacks: -
      Horses: -
      Value of Horses: -
      Mules: -
      Value of Mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Number of cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50 worth: -
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Retail stores: -
      Amount of other estate not specified over $300 worth: 420
      Total amount of estate: $420

    Tax Rolls 1840  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton Walden is listed on the 1840 tax rolls for the lower division of Garrard County. He is listed as being a white male over 21; otherwise, there are no other recordings for Peyton 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1840

      Lower Division
      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: -
      Value of slaves: -
      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: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: -
      Total value: -
      * listed right after John Walden
    Residence 1840  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A Peyton Walden does not appear as head of household on this census.
      John Walden is listed with 3 males age 20 - 30. As Peyton was about 27 years old, we presume one of these males is Peyton.
    1840 U.S. Census
    1840 U.S. Census
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Tax Rolls 1841  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton is listed on the 1841 tax rolls for Garrard County; he is listed with a horse, valued at $70. Equalization value $200; total value for tax purposes: $270 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1841

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16:
      Total slaves: -
      Value of slaves: -
      Horses and mares: 1
      Value of horses and mares: 70

      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over 50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: 200
      Total value: $270

    Tax Rolls 1843  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton is listed on the 1843 tax rolls for Garrard County, with 5 horses valued at $185. With an equalization value of 115, Peyton's total value for tax purposes amounted to $300. 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1843

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: -
      Value of slaves: -
      Horses and mares: 5
      Value of horses and mares: 185

      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over 50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages: -
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold Spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: 115
      Total value: $300

    Tax Rolls 1844  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1844

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16:
      Total slaves:
      Value of slaves:
      Horses and mares: 3
      Value of horses and mares: 150

      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over 50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages: -
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold Spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: can't read
      Total value: can't read
    Tax Rolls 1845  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton is listed on the 1845 tax rolls for Garrard County; he had 2 horses valued at $80. 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1845

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: -
      Value of slaves: -
      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: -
      Pleasure carriages: -
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold Spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: can't read
      Total value: maybe 955
    Tax Rolls 1846  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton is listed on the 1846 tax rolls for Garrard County; he had 2 horses valued at $150 and one silver lever watch; equalization value $430; total tax value: $780 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1846

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: -
      Value of slaves: -
      Horses and mares: 2
      Value of horses and mares: 150

      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over 50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages: -
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold Spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: 1
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: 430
      Total value: $780

    Tax Rolls 1847  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton is listed on the 1847 tax rolls for Garrard County. He had a slave, valued at $450; 2 horses valued at $150 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1847

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: -
      Value of slaves: -
      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: -
      Pleasure carriages: -
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold Spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years: -
      Value under the equalization law: -
      Total value: -
      *listed right after John Walden

      At end of tax roll:
      The following are lists of taxable property given to the clerk Garrard County court since the commissioners books were returned:
      Payton Walden
      White males over 21: 1
      Total slaves: 1
      Value of slaves: 450
      Horses and mares: 2
      Value of horses: 150
      Value under the equalization law: 820

      Total Value: not listed
    Misc 12 Nov 1847  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witness to Deed 
    • Peyton Walden served as one witness to deed when brother John purchased 250 acres in Thomas County
    Thomas County, Georgia, Deed Book E Page 146a
    Thomas County, Georgia, Deed Book E Page 146 b
    Tax Rolls 1848  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton is listed on the 1848 tax rolls for Garrard County; he had a slave valued at $450; 1 horse valued at maybe $75 (difficult to read); total value for tax purposes: $794 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1848

      Payton Walden
      No land recorded
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: 1
      Value of slaves: 450
      Horses and mares: 1
      Value of horses and mares: can't read, maybe 75

      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over 50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages: -
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold Spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Total value: $794
    Tax Rolls 1849  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton is listed on the 1849 tax rolls for Garrard County; he had a slave valued at $400. Equalization value: 1050. Total tax value $1,450. This is the last year in which Peyton appears on the Garrard County tax rolls. 
    • TAX ROLLS - GARRARD COUNTY
      1849

      Payton Walden
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: 1
      Value of slaves: 400

      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: -
      Pleasure carriages: -
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold Spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Value under equalization law: 1050
      Total value: 1450

    Residence 1850  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton does not appear on census record or tax rolls for Garrard County 
    Residence 1850  Harrison County, Kentucy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton Walden, 38 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated as living in the home of Thomas Walden. Thomas was 38 years old, and listed as being born in Kentucky. Peyton is listed as being a "trader." We suspect Thomas was Peyton's cousin, likely a first cousin. We are a dna match to descendants from this line.  
    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    Harrison County, Kentucky
    Property 6 Jun 1850  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Acquisition of Land 
    • Eveline E. Thomas, Peyton's future wife, purchased 250 acres of land from Peyton's brother, John Walden. Land described as Lot 272 in 18th District. Eveline paid $550 for the land. Peyton owned this land at his death
    Thomas County, Georgia, Deed Book E Page 563
    Thomas County, Georgia, Deed Book E Page 563
    Legal Action 13 Jun 1850  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chancery Suit: Elizabeth Walden & others vs. Peyton Walden 
    • On June 13, 1850, Elizabeth Walden and others filed a bill in the chancery court of Garrard County, Kentucky against Peyton Walden. The overall purpose was for the sale of slaves. John Walden, in his will, left Elizabeth a number of slaves, for her life. After her death, the slaves were to be sold and the proceeds divided equally between all of John's children. By this action, Elizabeth & the children sought to sell those slaves prior to Elizabeth's death. We do not have the original pleadings, so it is unclear why, exactly, suit was filed against Peyton. We do not know, for example, if he objected to the sale, or whether they simply could not locate Peyton, to obtain his consent.

      A subpoena was issued for Peyton on this date. Records indicate that this subpoena was returned, unexecuted, as Peyton was not found. (meaning only that he was not in the county). A second subpoena was issued. This one was served on Peyton on April 15, 1851.
    • P. Walden v. Eliz Walden. Box 67, Bundle 267, Suit 2192 (location in archives). Order Book 20, page 494, Nov. 1853.
    Residence 1850–1851  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Move to Georgia 
    • Peyton moved to Thomas County, Georgia. We do not know exactly when, but it appears the move took place at some point between 1850 and late 1851. Peyton's brother, John, had moved to Thomas County in about 1841.
    Cotton
    Cotton
    Legal Action 15 Apr 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chancery Suit: Elizabeth Walden et al v. Peyton Walden  
    • In the suit of Elizabeth Walden and others vs. Peyton Walden, referenced above, for sale of slaves, court issued a second subpoena for Peyton. He was served on this date
    Legal Action Jul 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chancery Suit: Elizabeth Walden et al v. Peyton Walden  
    • In the suit of Elizabeth Walden and others vs. Peyton Walden, referenced above, for sale of slaves; court ruled in favor of Elizabeth and ordered the slaves sold.

      The court also appointed William B. Mason commissioner, to make the sale, after January 1, 1852, at late residence of John Walden. Commissioner to ascertain and report the value of Elizabeth Walden's life estate in the slaves.
    Individual Note 18 Feb 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    marriage license issued by HH Tooke, Ordinary 
    Legal Action May 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chancery Suit: Elizabeth Walden et al v. Peyton Walden  
    • commissioner's report filed
    Legal Action Jul 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chancery Suit: Elizabeth Walden et al v. Peyton Walden  
    • In the suit of Elizabeth Walden and others vs. Peyton Walden, referenced above, for sale of slaves; decree - no exceptions to commissioner's report- thus confirmed.
    • The court issued a second decree, in July of 1852, appointing William B. Mason commissioner, to collect the money for which the slaves were sold. Costs and fee for Mr. Mason's services to be paid out of proceeds of sale; remainder to be turned over to executors of John Walden's estate.


      * Note - money from the sale of slaves was distributed in November of 1852.
    Individual Note 7 Aug 1852 
    John Walden Estate: Distribution to Peyton 
    • Receipt signed by Payton Walden, acknowledging receipt from AL Walden, executor of John Walden, dcd, the sum of $121 as a portion of a legacy coming to him by the will of said Walden, dcd.
    Individual Note 9 Aug 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Estate: 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

      Balance in hands of executors for distribution: $1,061.75. One ninth or child's part is $117.97.
      Shows distribution to Peyton Walden, as follows: amount due him as show above: $117.97. Paid $120. Due from Peyton Walden: $2.03.
      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.
    Individual Note 4 Sep 1852 
    Promisory Note to John Q. Adams 
    • Peyton Walden promised to pay John Q. Adams $800
    Individual Note 7 Sept 1852 
    Promissory Note to David Anderson 
    • Note executed by Peyton: "One day after date I promise to pay David Anderson or bearer Eight hundred Dollars for value received of him September 7, 1852"
    Individual Note 9 Nov 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Estate: 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

      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 Peyton, as follows: entitled to $323.87 6/9; amount overpaid former settlement 2.03; due Peyton Walden $321.84 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
    Individual Note 22 Nov 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Estate: Distribution to Peyton 
    • Receipt signed by Payton Walden, acknowledging receipt from Atterson L. Walden, execr of John Walden, dcd, $321.43 as portion of legacy coming to him by will of sd Walden, dcd. The $321 is placed as a credit on his note, which note David Anderson holds against him received by sd. Anderson and credited on my note.
    Individual Note 31 Dec 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promise to Pay John C. Browning 
    • Peyton, with HR Seward as security, promised to pay John C Browning (or bearer) the sum of $30 by January 1, 1854 (two identical notes issued this date)
    Individual Note 6 Jan 1853  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promissory Note to John C. Browning 
    • Peyton promised to pay John C. Browning $40 and interest by January 1, 1854
    Individual Note 29 Jan 1853 
    Promise to Pay A. McIntyre 
    • John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay A MacIntyre $800 on January 1, 1854.
    Individual Note 29 Jan 1853  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promise to Pay WG Ponder 
    • John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay A MacIntyre $800 on January 1, 1854.
    Individual Note 13 Feb 1853  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor Visited Evaline 
    • Dr. Samuel Adams visited Peyton's home, attended to Evaline, and consulted with Dr. Waddey. Dr. Adams charged a total of $28 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 28 Feb 1853  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor Visited Evaline 
    • Dr. Samuel Adams visited Peyton's home, attended to Evaline, and consulted with Drs. Brandon and Holland. Dr. Adams charged $13.75 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 1 Mar 1853  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor Visited Evaline 
    • Dr. Samuel Adams visited Peyton's home and provided "close attention" to Eveline. He charged $9.25 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 3 Mar 1853  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor Visited Evaline 
    • Dr. Samuel Adams visited Peyton's home and provided "close attention" and medication for Eveline. He charged a total of $9.75 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 5 Mar 1853 
    Death of Wife Eveline 
    Individual Note 5 Mar 1853 
    Payment on Adams Promissory Note 
    • JQ Adams received $790 on his note from Peyton Walden
    Legal Action Jul 1853  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chancery Suit, Elizabeth Walden, etal v. Peyton Walden 
    • Cause Submitted
    Legal Action Nov 1853  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chancery Suit, Elizabeth Walden etal v Peyton Walden  
    • cause stricken from docket
    Individual Note 30 Nov 1853 
    Promise to Pay John Walden 
    • Peyton promised to pay John Walden $5200
    Property 5 Dec 1853  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Acquired Land 
    • Peyton purchased 250 acres of land from John Smith; land described as being Lot Number 286 in the 18th District of Thomas County. Payton paid $1,100 for the land.
    Tax List 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aggregate value of all property (real estate, slaves, and other): $16,073.00 
    • 1854 TAX - THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA
      Georgia, Property Tax Digest
      1854, Thomas County, Georgia
      579 District, Georgia Milita

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

      Real Estate
      Number of Acres - 1st quality:
      Number of Acres - 2nd quality:
      Number of Acres - 3rd quality:
      Number of acres - pine land & Number
      250 233
      250 248
      250 272
      250 273
      250 328
      250 286

      District: all 18th
      Section
      County where the land lies: all Thomas
      Aggregate value of land: 6,000.00

      Personal Estate
      Aggregate value of city or town property
      Number of slaves: 23
      Aggregate value of slaves: 9200.00
      Amount of money and solvent debts of all kinds
      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: 873.00
      Aggregate value of whole property: 16,073.00
      Value after deducting $200: 15,873.00
      Amount of tax on professions, dentists, polls, free persons of color, etc
      Amount assessed at … of one percent
      Total amount of taxes: (nothing listed)
    Individual Note 3 Jan 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promise to Pay E.R. Young 
    • John and Peyton Walden made promise to pay ER Young $500 one day after date (January 4, 1854)
    Individual Note 3 Jan 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchase of Clothing Items and Plows from Neil McKinnon & Co. 
    • Peyton purchased ten wool hats, some plows, and 89 yards of osnaburg from Neill McKinnon & Co, at a cost of $18.59
    Individual Note 4 Jan 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promise to Pay Thomas Gatlin 
    • Peyton Walden and Neill McKinnon made promise to pay Thomas Gatlin, for value received, the sum of $99 with interest on January 1, 1855
    Individual Note 11 Jan 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchase of Tobacco from Sharpe & Evans 
    • Peyton purchased one-half pound of tobacco from Sharpe & Evans, at a cost of 37 1/2 cents
    Individual Note 12 Jan 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promise to Pay William Browning 
    • Peyton promised to pay William Browning (or bearer) the sum of $125 on or before January 1, 1855
    Individual Note 19 Jan 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Payment to John C. Browning 
    • Peyton paid John C. Browning $40 on his note dated January 6, 1853
    Individual Note 28 Jan 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Payment to Dr. Samuel 
    • Peyton paid $40 to Dr. Samuel for services rendered in 1853
    Individual Note 3 Feb 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchase of Items from Neill McKinnon & Co 
    • Peyton purchased a shovel, 125 yards of osnaburg, and a pair of gloves at Neill McKinnon & Co, at a cost of $17.06
    Individual Note 13 Feb 1854 
    Promise to Pay Billington Legense 
    • Peyton promised to pay Billington Legense $109
    Individual Note 14 Feb 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchase of Items from Ed. Seixas 
    • Peyton purchased certain items totaling $4.25 from Ed. Seixas
    Individual Note 18 Feb 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promise to Pay Ed. Sixas 
    • Peyton promised to pay Ed. Sixas $30 as amount due JM Waddey for medical services for the year 1853
    Individual Note 20 Feb 1854 
    Promise to Pay GA Dekle 
    • Peyton promised to pay GA Dekle $125
    Individual Note 22 Feb 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. Samuel Adams provided a prescription for "boy" He charged Peyton $1.00 for his services
    Individual Note 6 Mar 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchase from Sharpe & Evans 
    • Peyton purchased one auger handle from Sharpe & Evans, at a cost of 25 cents
    Individual Note 31 Mar 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promise to Pay James B. Singletary 
    • Peyton promised to pay James B. Singletary (or bearer) $50 on or before January 1, 1855, for value received
    Individual Note 1 Apr 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchase from Sharpe & Evans 
    • Peyton purchased two pairs of drawers from Sharpe & Evans at a cost of $2; one of these pairs was returned after Peyton's death
    Individual Note 13 Apr 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchase from Sharpe & Evans 
    • Peyton purchased one black silk neck handkerchief from Sharpe & Evans at a cost of $1.25
    Individual Note 15 Apr 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchase from Sharpe & Evans 
    • Peyton purchased one gingham umbrella from Sharpe & Evans at a cost of $2.00
    Medical 21 Apr 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Medical Attention 
    • Dr. Robert J. Bruce paid three visits to Peyton, one of which was at night. He charged a total of $29 for his visits, surgical attention, and prescriptions
    Medical 21 Apr 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Medical Attention after Fight 
    • Dr. Samuel Adams visited John Walden's home to attend to Peyton after Peyton was wounded in fight with William Holland. Dr. Adams ligated Peyton's brachial artery. He charged a total of $12 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 21 Apr 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sharpe & Evans charged Peyton $4.00 for four blankets used for Peyton to lie on when wounded 
    Medical 22 Apr 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Medical Attention 
    • Dr. Robert J. Bruce paid two visits to Peyton on April 22. He charged a total of 5.25 for his visits, prescriptions, and morphine
    Medical 22 Apr 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Medical Attention 
    • Dr. Samuel Adams visited the home of John Walden and provided "close attention" to Peyton. He charged $10 for his visit and services
    Will 22 Apr 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton supposedly made an oral will while on his death bed
    • Non-cupative Will
      Thomas County, Georgia, Will Book E, page 61

      Notes that on April 22, 1854, Peyton died suddenly at the home of John Walden. Prior to his death, he made verbal will to 4 witnesses.
      Will produced to court, April 25, 1854
      Admitted and recorded June 5, 1854
      John Walden named executor; oath taken June 5, 1854
      Witnesses to Will: Wm H Ansell Hall MD; S Saml Adams MD; Samuel R. Williams; Ashley Holliday
      Appraisers appointed June 5th, 1854: John C. Browning, Kindred Braswell, James G. Hayes and R__ Evans and William Browning

      Terms of will: $ to John McLean and Catharine McLean. His interest in his father's estate in Kentucky to Nackey Simpson of Kentucky. Residue of estate to John Kindred Walden, if John dies before 21, then to James Walden. Bring William Holland to fair trial; keep plantation in Walden family and name, forever. John Walden as executor.
    Died 22 Apr 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: stabbed and mortally wounded by William Holland 
    • Peyton's noncupative will notes that he "died suddenly."
      Records from the subsequent will contest proceedings show that Peyton was "wounded."
      Peyton's noncupative will included a directive that his executor "should use all fair and honorable means and incur all necessary expenses to bring William Holland to a fair and legal trial."
      Cemetery notes, from Pebble Hill Plantation Cemtery in Thomas County, note that Peyton Walden died a few days after being fatally stabbed on April 21, 1854 by Dr. Holland.
    • Elizabeth F. Hopkins Collection
      FHL Film 164466: Item 5: Plantations
      records from Pebble Hill Plantation Cemtery, for burial of Dr. William P. Holland, state:
      "Peyton Walden d. a few days after fatal stabbing on April 21 1854. Dr. Holland was acquitted. Mar. Emily Jane Thomas, sister of Cynthia Thomas MacLean: He killed his wife's brother-in-law, Peyton Walden who mar. Eveline Elizabeth Thomas."
    • The following account appeared in the Thomasville Times on June 22, 1889:
      The Trial of Dr. William P. Holland
      There had been bad feeling between Dr. Holland and Mr. Peyton Walden since the latter married the doctor's sister-in-law.
      On April 20, 1854, Dr. Holland, coming towards Thomasville in a sulky, collided with Mr. Walden, who was riding horseback, about six or seven miles from town. As they passed Mr. Walden struck Dr. Holland with his whip, at the same time abusing him. Mr. Walden overtook the doctor near Mr. William Ponder's and continued the abuse.
      The next morning the difficulty was renewed near the front of Dr. Siexas' Drugstore in Thomasville. Dr. Holland received a severe blow on the forehead and Mr. Walden was cut in the arm and on the right side below the ribs, from the effects of which he died several days thereafter.
      Dr. Holland was tried for murder on December 2, thereafter and acquitted.
    • This from the Augusta Chronicle
      Augusta, Georgia
      April 29, 1854

      Fatal Affray - A friend, writing to us from Thomasville, Ga., under date of April 24th says that a very serious and fatal recontre occurred in that place on Friday, the 21st inst., between Dr. Wm. Holland and Peyton Walden, in which the latter received wounds from which he has since died. The parties are said to have been at variance for a number of years, an old family feud the cause of this unfortunate affair. Mr. Walden attacked Mr. Holland in the street, when a desperate fight ensued, in the course of which Mr. Holland stabbed Mr. Walden in the abdomen, which produced his death. The affair was undergoing a judicial investigation, when informant wrote - Macon Citizen.
    Legal Action May 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • TRUE BILL
      Thomas County Georgia Superior Court
      May Term 1854
      notation of State v. William P. Holland, murder, true bill
    Will 5 Jun 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Produced to Court 
    • John Walden produced Peyton's non-cupative will to Court of Ordinary; will proven by subscribing witnesses; court ordered will be admitted to record

    • 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, freeholders 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
    Probate 5 Jun 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Letters testamentary issued to John Walden; appraisers appointd 
    Probate 12 Jul 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inventory and Appraisal 
    • Inventory and Appraisal of Peyton's estate completed by John C. Browning, Kindred Braswell, and Rewel Evans. Estate appraised at $24,691.50
    • INVENTORY & APPRAISEMENT
      July 12, 1854
      Thomas County, Georgia
      John C. Browning, Kindred Braswell, and Rewel Evans filed their inventory and appraisement of the goods, chattels & credits of the estate of Peyton Walden deceased.

      Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Peyton Walden deceased late of Thomas County

      1. Cash found on hand 67.00
      2. Tom a Negro Man valued at 1,000.00
      3. Albert a Negro Man valued at 1,000.00
      4. Nathan a Negro Man valued at 1,000.00
      5. George a Negro Man valued at 1,000.00
      6. Crocket a Negro man valued at 1,000.00
      7. Isaiah a Negro man valued at 1,000.00
      8. Walt a Negro man valued at 900.00
      9. Cates a Negro man valued at 600.00
      10. Cesar a Negro man valued at 500.00
      11. Frank a Negro boy valued at 400.00
      12. Catharine a woman & 4 children Ellen
      Haley, Hestta and Peter 1,850.00
      13. Jane a woman and 5 children Rachel,
      Charlotte, Henry, Robert and James 2,000.00
      14. Edney a woman 900.00
      15. Bertha a woman 850.00
      16. Eliza a woman 800.00
      17. 1 bay poney horse 75.00
      18. 1 dark iron gray horse 100.00
      19. 1 dapple gray horse 75.00
      20. 1 black horse 100.00
      21. 1 dark bay mare 75.00
      22. 1 bay mule 125.00
      23. 16 head stock cattle 64.00
      24. 60 head stock hogs 82.00
      25. 3 beds and furniture complete 75.00
      26. 2 gold watches 100.00
      27. 1 close carriage and harness complete300.00
      28. 1 double barrelled shot gun 10.00
      29. 1 old waggon 15.00
      30. 1 lot household and kitchen furniture 27.50
      31. 1 grind stone 2.00
      32. 1 lot plantation tools 15.00
      33. 1 lot plows, hoes, axes, and
      harness for plows 25.00
      34. 1 cotton gin 75.00
      35. 1 lot corn 200 bushels 250.00
      36. 1 lot fodder in 6 small stacks 24.00
      37. 1 lot bacon 700 lbs 70.00
      38. 1 yoke oxen 40.00
      1620 acres of land 8,100.00
      TOTAL $24,691.50

      Georgia, Thomas County
      We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the executor John Walden the above foregoing contains a true appraisement of the goods, chattels, and credits of the estate of Peyton Walden deceased to the best of our judgment and understanding. Given under out hands and official signatures this the 12th day of June 1854.
      John C. Browning
      Kindred Braswell x his mark
      Rewel Evans

      Test. P. Braswell
    Misc 19 Jul 1854  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agreement: Permelia Walden and Stephen Sampson 
    • Agreement between Permelia Walden and Stephen Sampson
      Permelia conveyed all her interest in and to the estate of Peyton Walden, deceased, of which he was possessed in the state of Georgia. Permelia did not convey her interest in said decedents estate of which he was possessed in the state of Kentucky.
      Garrard County Deed Book T; Page 179
    Misc 22 Jul 1854  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agreement between Thomas & Malinda Johnson and Stephen Sampson 
    • Agreement between Thomas & Malinda Johnson, of Garrard County, and Stephen Sampson of Lincoln County, in consideration of $600, Thomas and Malinda Johnson sell all their interest in and to the estate of Payton Walden, deceased, formerly of Thomas County, Georgia, whether that interest be real, personal, or mixed. Thomas and Malinda convey to Sampson their interest in the estate which said decedent possessed in Georgia and not the interest or any part thereof which they are entitled to of said decedent?s estate in Kentucky.
      Witness
      William Lawson
      Permelia Walden
      Garrard County Deed Book T; Page 178
    Individual Note 23 Aug 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton's estate purchased quinine from Ed Seixas 
    Legal Action 2 Oct 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Contest 
    • Stephen and Elizabeth Sampson contest Payton's will. Elizabeth was Peyton's sister, and stood to inherit part of his estate if the will was overturned
    • 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 hae 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 WAldne 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 that 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, attorneys 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
    Legal Action 6 Nov 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Contest 
    • Sampson will contest continued until February 1855
    • 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
    Legal Action 27 Nov 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Holland indicted and arraigned for murder of Peyton 
    • Thomas County Georgia Superior Court
      Minutes 1846-1854; page 422 - 423

      November 27, 1854
      The State v. William P. Holland
      Murder
      Served the defendant with a copy of the within Indictment and list of witnesses this November 27th 1854.
      John S. Winn Sol Gen SC
    Legal Action 28 Nov 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. William Holland 
    • The State v. William P. Holland
      Murder

      Prisoner arraigned at the bar of the Court and pleads not guilty
      November Term 1854
      John S. Winn Sol Gen SC
    Individual Note 1 Dec 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Overseer 
    • Hardy Browning began service as overseer on Peyton Walden's plantation; he served in that capacity until December 31, 1855
    Legal Action 2 Dec 1854  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Holland acquitted 
    • On December 2, 1854, a jury acquitted Dr. William Holland of killing Peyton.
      (see History of Thomas County, Georgia).

      The following records are from the trial, held November-December 1854, in the Superior Court of Thomas County, Georgia.

      Thomas County, Georgia
      Superior Court Minutes
      1854-1871
      Page 8
      November Term 1854
      The State v. William P. Holland; murder
      The following is a list of Petit Jurors selected and sworn to try the above stated case, viz:

      1. John Sheffield
      2. John H. Standland
      3. Hilory B. Hammprhies
      4. David Ward
      5. David C. Smith
      6. Lenard Tuggle
      7. Shadrick Hancock
      8. William Logan
      9. William Bryan
      10. Haynes Singletary
      11. James A. Powell

      We the jury find the defendant not guilty
      John Sheffield, foreman
      Wherein from it is considered and adjudicated by the Court that the Prisoner William P. Holland be hence discharged without a day and that an exoneration be entered on his bonds.
      December 2, 1854
      By the Court
      Granted P.E. Love, Judge, S.C.S.D.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      The following testified at trial:

      Page 8
      November Term 1854
      State v. Wm. P. Holland; murder in Thomas Superior Court
      Evidence in the trial

      Evidence for State

      Dr. S.S. Adams sworn saith that he saw the deceased about the 21st of April this year in this place and county, on the morning of the 21st of April between 8 and 10 o'clock. He first saw the deceased after he was wounded. He was not present when the wounds were inflicted. Witness says deceased was wounded in the left arm. The main artery, the brachial artery in the left arm was cut. The artery was not cut entirely in two. Witness does not think the wound was sufficient under the circumstances to produce death, it being tied up. Witness gives it as his medical opinion that it is highly probable that without some remedial agents the wound was sufficient to produce death. About a half an hour had expired between the time when witness first saw the deceased and the time when the artery … (continued on page 9)

      Page 9
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 8)
      … was taken up. The wound extended nearly through the arm and was about two inches wide externally. Suppose from appearance that the wound bled profusely. From the character of the wound the witness thinks it was made by a knife. Thinks the knife first penetrated from the external or upper portion of the arm. In the opinion of the witness the wound in the arm was two inches or two inches and a half in depth. A wound of that depth would have penetrated the heart if made in the region of the heart. The heart lies on the left side. Neither the clothes nor body on the left side were cut. Witness found another wound on the body of deceased on the right side two or three inches below the short ribs. Size of the latter wound externally was about a half an inch on the surface. The depth of this wound was about two inches and an half or three inches. Thinks this wound was sufficient to produce death and thinks that deceased died of this wound. Saw a knife which he supposed to be the knife by which the wounds were inflicted. It was shown to him by the prisoner. It was a common dirk bladed knife. Blade about half an inch wide at the widest part and about two and half or three inches long. Witness called in at McLean's house where Doctor Holland was by request. Witness examined the knife for the purpose of determining the depth and character of the wounds in the abdomen.
      Witness thinks the wounds were inflicted with a knife of the same size and character as the one he examined. Witness did not examine the ? by which the blade was fastened. Did not notice whether the blade had been recently ground. The knife looked like other knives but did not think it was a new knife. The blade was stained very slightly. The stain looked reddish. The stain looked like it might be blood. The knife was shut when he first saw it afterwards. Saw it open - thinks perhaps he opened it himself. Thinks the knife had a white handle. The point and edge of the blade appeared to be the original point and edge without being ground, but did not examine or try the edge to see whether it had been sharpened or not. Immediately prior to the knife being handed to witness it was in the prisoner's waistcoat frock. Peyton Walden deceased … (continued on page 10)

      Page 10
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 9)
      … died on the next night which was the night of the twenty second of April between nine and twelve o'clock. Witness is under the impression that the prisoner and deceased were not friendly prior to the difficulty between them. Witness visited deceased's wife in her last illness. This was some months prior to the difficulty. A portion of deceased's doctor's bill was paid after the first of last January. The services were rendered prior to January to Mrs. Walden. Saw Doctor Holland the prisoner there. Think the prisoner and deceased spoke but reservedly on that occasion. Witness was sent for to consult with Doctor Holland at this time. Don't know whether Holland had given medicine before he witness went or not, but does know that Doctor Holland did give her medicine on a previous occasion of the same sickness. Witness was present on the previous occasion having been sent for. Doctor Holland did not decline to give medicine when witness was present. Witness does not think that prisoner gave medicine to Mrs. Walden before he was called in consultation the first time. Does not know what medicine he gave afterwards. Mrs. Walden was left in the care of Doctor Holland by witness. Mrs. Walden did not recover from that sickness. Mrs. Walden, wife of deceased, and Mrs. Holland, wife of prisoner, were sisters. Mrs. Walden lived but a few days after the second time witness was called in. Some weeks had elapsed between the first and last call.

      Cross-Examination
      The wounds were not dressed when witness got there. The brachial artery was not tied up. The witness says in the neighborhood from when the wound penetrated the artery is not superficial. Witness attended the deceased and treated him with opiates amongst other medicines. Abdomen did not swell very much but not as much as he witness supposed a wound of that kind would produce. There were not cuts on the breast or in the neighborhood of the heart. The cut was about halfway between the elbow and shoulder. A little … (continued page 11)

      Page 11
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 10)
      … the cut in the abdomen was a little in front. The impression that the parties were unfriendly was got in part from the conduct of deceased. On witness's first visit to Mrs. Walden he was called in consultation. On that occasion Dr. Holland's conduct when present was gentlemanly. At the first visit witness was called in consultation with Doctor Waddy, and Doctor Holland came into the consultation by request of witness. In consultation the medicine is given by the attending physician. On the second visit the witness was called in consultation with Doctor Holland and they jointly attended her till she died. Doctor Waddy was the attending physician at the first time witness was called. Doctor Waddy was a botanic physician. Witness visited Mrs. Walden several times when he was called last. It was a half an hour after witness first saw deceased to the time the artery was taken up. The brachial artery comes out of the body under the arm and runs along obliquely across the inner portion of the arm. Where it leaves the body it is called the axillary artery.

      Direct Examination Renewed
      The impression on the mind of witness as to the unfriendliness between the parties was also in part induced by the conduct [of] prisoner.

      Dr. W. H. Hall, sworn, says in this place on the morning of the 21st April of this year between 8 and 10 o'clock in the morning, witness was sitting in front of Mr. Remington's store with John Walden, a number of gentleman standing round. Saw Dr. Holland approaching us from the direction of the post office and Peyton Walden (deceased) approaching the same spot from across the street. They met (Walden and Holland) a few paces below where we were sitting. Peyton Walden stopped Dr. Holland and said "Now is a convenient time to settle that difficulty," and said that he (Walden) "was ready to settle it in any manner or form he (Holland) might choose." Witness did not hear Holland's reply, but Walden immediately rejoined, "liar … (continued on page 12)

      Page 12
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 11)
      … "coward" and other abusive epithets. Dr. Holland passed by Walden on his way up the street remarking at the same time to Walden "Nobody is afraid of you and no gentleman present believes what you say." Walden again addressed him in pretty much the same language as before, adding the epithet "negro." He Walden then turned round slowly walking after Dr. Holland. John Walden rose from his seat and said that he believed the statements of his brother and offering his stick to his brother urged him to cane Dr. Holland. This Peyton Walden refused to do and John Walden said he would do it himself and followed Dr. Holland. Peyton Walden took hold of John Walden attempting to stop him but he continued his walk towards Dr. Holland until he was caught by some gentleman. Witness does not remember who. Peyton Walden then went up to the spot where his brother was stopped and sprang forward in front of John Walden and knocked Dr. Holland down. Witness saw the parties fall and ran towards them, but saw no more of the difficulty until he saw a pistol in the hands of Peyton Walden. Was standing in the direction in which the pistol was pointed and upon changing my position running up again found them separated and Peyton Walden wounded. They were parted before witness saw the pistol in Peyton Walden's hands. Saw Peyton Walden strike the blow that knocked prisoner down. He struck with his fist. They were standing near a post in front of Dr. Sixas drug store. Dr. Holland had turned round hearing the parties approach. At this spot there was considerable unevenness in the ground. Dr. Holland fell upon his back, Walden on top of him. Does not know or remember the precise position. The fall was occasioned by the violence of the attack of Walden. He knocked Holland down and by force of the momentum of the action fell himself upon Holland. Can't tell the precise position of the parties while down. There was no weapon in the hand of Walden when he struck Holland that witness saw. Was some distance from the parties. They were down but a very short time. Did not see them … (continued on page 13)

      Page 13
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 12)
      … parted. Peyton Walden was wounded the first time witness saw him after they were parted. There was no further encounter between the parties as witness saw. Walden when witness first saw him after they were parted was only two or three paces from where they fell as witness thinks. Did not see Dr. Holland at that time. There was quite a crowd around. Did not see Walden draw the pistol, only saw it in his hand. Examined the wounds of Peyton Walden. Saw both wounds in the street but did not probe them there. There was an incised wound upon the upper two thirds of the arm on the inner side of the arm ranging obliquely upwards. It cut the brachial artery. Wound in the arm was about an inch or inch and a half at its orifice and from two and a half to three inches deep. A wound of this character (mal or mis) sited would likely produce death. The bleeding, which was profuse, was arrested at once. It was in the left arm. There was a wound in the abdomen. An incised and penetrating wound. It was about three inches to the right of the navel. Its orifice was about an inch in width. Does not know its depth. Probed it after Walden's death. It entered the cavity of the body. It ranged obliquely upwards and inwards. There was a mere scratch either upon the chin or neck, which appeared to have been made by a sharp instrument. Witness paid but little attention to it. Does not know that it was received in the difficulty at all. Does not think that both wounds could have been received while Walden was in the same position as they were on different sides. Peyton Walden died of the wound of the abdomen, in the opinion of the witness. This difficulty happened in this county. Peyton Walden died in this county. From the time that the parties fell a man would have to be remarkably dexterious to draw a knife and open it and inflict the wounds before they were separated. It is however difficult or impossible to give a certain opinion about this. Some men are much quicker in their motions and actions that others. Dr. Bruce had charge of deceased. Witness came in the day he died. Was present also at the tying of the artery. Saw deceased between 8 and 9 o'clock in the morning of the day he died and constantly … (continued on page 14)

      Page 14
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 13)
      … during the day. Witness told deceased during that day that he must die. Deceased asked Dr. Bruce if his wounds were mortal, stating that he desired to make a will if they were. Witness and Dr. Bruce told him that they would inform him in time to make his will if he had to die. On the next day after the wounds were received, about noon, witness in the absence of Dr. Bruce told deceased that if he desired to make his will or any other arrangement he had better do so as … thought he would die. At first he said he thought he would not die as he felt better, but upon the symptoms being pointed out to him he said he was satisfied that he must die and would make final arrangements. After this he remarked in reply to his brother that what he had said on the day previous he wished to be considered as his final declaration in relation to the matter. Made no further statements in regard to it as witness remembers as he was attending to his medical duties. Thinks that Hosea Clements was present at this time. Does not know whether Mr. (blank) was there. Thinks Dr. Adams was there. When deceased followed Holland at the beginning of the difficulty, he did so slowly. John Walden followed him more rapidly. It was about noon of the second day that witness informed deceased he must die.

      Cross-Examination
      Witness was sitting on a bench in front of Remington's store when he saw the parties approaching as stated. Dr. Holland was about in front of the post office when witness first saw him. Mr. Ewan McLean was with him at the time. They were on Mr. McLean's usual route from McLean's house to his store. Walden was approaching from towards Bryan's or McLendon's store. Was the width of the street off. Was not walking very fast but passed us and met Holland a few paces below us. Spoke to the crowd as he crossed the street. McLendon's store is higher up town than we were. Holland was knocked down about forty paces from where the parties met. Prisoner stepped round Walden and walked on without changing … (continued on page 15)

      Page 15
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 14)
      … his gait. Passed John Walden at Remington's store. Deceased walking after repeated his abusive epithets. Had a little passed John Walden's position as Peyton Walden walked across the street. John Walden remarked to witness that there would be hell to pay in a few minutes. The particular epithets used by Peyton Walden to prisoner were, "you are a damned liar and a damned coward" and things the oath was also coupled with the epithet "negro." Dr. Holland's reply was in a calm, mild voice. Saw no violent gestures. The Waldens had approached probably within six or eight steps before Holland turned round. Thinks John Walden had his stick by the middle. John Walden was not in striking distance when deceased knocked prisoner down. John Walden had been stopped. Mr. Oliver and Boston were both present. At the time of the attack, the crowd moved towards the combatants. Prisoner and McLean were relations. Mr. McLean from his appearance is an invalid. Both were walking slowly. Holland's face was bloody when he saw him after the difficulty. The blow was on the lower portion of the forehead or between the eyes. There might have been something in deceased's hand when he struck. Did not see anything. Saw a white handled unopen knife in his left hand when he made his second remark to Dr. Holland. Don't know whether deceased intestines were cut. Made no post mortem examination. If Walden had had his knife open he might have cut himself in the abdomen when he fell. During the difficulty the hand of Mr. Oliver was cut pretty badly. Thinks the whole channel of the brachial artery was laid open - at least thinks it was severed. Not directly across however. The sleeve of the coat was taken off. Does not know whether at the wound it was (?rent) or cut. At noon of the second day there was an inclination to sleep and deceased was told by Dr. Bruce morphine had been given deceased, but things this tendency was brought about by the wound in the abdomen as parties from such wounds frequently die in this way. This tendency to stupor increased until death, which occurred very near midnight. When this conversation between deceased and his brother occurred, deceased had to be shaken and roused up … (continued on page 16)

      Page 16
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 15)
      … and replied as questions were put to him. Did not hear deceased say in the afternoon that he hoped he would live. May have said so to Dr. Adams. Does not remember. Was out and in during the day he died. When the parties were separated Walden was towards the wall or walk. Supposes Holland to have been in the street. Walden fired the pistol in his hand in the direction of the street. Does not know how it was presented. Did not notice whether it was a six shooter. Fired but once dropped the pistol. Thinks he fired from his left hand. From the time that deceased first addressed prisoner until the firing of the pistol witness thinks not more than two or three minutes had elapsed. Thinks that from the time that Peyton Walden struck Holland up to the time of firing the pistol someone was holding John Walden. When he offered the stick to deceased he said cane the "damned rascal." John Walden struggled violently to get away a portion of the time he was held. When the stick was offered, Holland was near enough and the tone of voice loud enough for Holland to hear it. Saw the pistol in Walden's hands. Can't say whether it hung fire. Did not hear a cap explode before the firing.

      Direct Examination Resumed
      Saw deceased as he turned to walk up the street after Holland. Put the hand in which he had the unopen knife in his pocket. Saw nothing more of the knife after this. When John Walden remarked "hell would be to pay in a few minutes" witness asked him what he meant, but he did reply.

      Dr. R.J. Bruce, sworn, says: Saw the closing of the difficulty between prisoner and deceased. Attended to deceased after he was wounded. Aided in dressing the wounds. Visited the house of Mr. McLean after the wounds were dressed. Dr. Holland was there. Saw a pocket knife there. Dr. Holland drew a knife from his pocket, let witness look at it, and put it back. It was an ordinary knife buck horn handle narrow-bladed, three and a half perhaps four inches in length. Had it in his hands opened. Don't remember who opened it. (continued on page 17)

      Page 17
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 15)
      … Looked like it had been in use for some time and was worn pretty narrow. Don't know whether it had ever been ground or not. The knife was sharp enough to have inflicted the wounds. An old knife becomes dull unless it is whetted up. Learned from Dr. Holland that there had been a difficulty between him and deceased in the day previous to the one that occurred in town. Dr. Holland came into the road some six or seven miles from town, coming towards town. Was exercising a horse which was wild. Was riding in his sulky. Saw Walden deceased in the road on horseback ahead of him in the middle of the road. Walden did not give the road and as he, Holland, passed him his, Holland's, sulky wheel struck his, Walden's, horse and he deceased struck at Holland with what he had in his hand - perhaps a …(?pleated) whip - after the wheel struck him. Holland cut back at him with his buggy whip and struck Walden. As they came up, about Wm. Ponder's, Holland stated to Walden, who was following after abusing him, that he had some business with Mr. Ponder. Walden remarked "damn you, you are afraid to go to town." Dr. Holland replied that he would be in town that evening. Walden continued his journey and come on to town. Learned that there had been a previous difficulty between these parties, that there was bad feeling. Thinks he heard this also from Dr. Holland. This bad feeling extended back as far as the marriage of Peyton Walden deceased with Dr. Holland's wife's sister. Mrs. Walden is dead. Did not attend her as physician. Has never seen a sheath or scabbard by which the knife was confined to prisoner's person. Prisoner went to witness's office immediately after the difficulty in the street. Saw no weapon or sheath … Saw the knife at McLean's as before stated. Saw nothing about prisoner's clothes more than usual. Did not examine the rivet of the knife at that time. From having seen the wounds on deceased and the knife, thinks they might have been made with the knife. The knife was exhibited to him by prisoner as the instrument with which the mischief was done. Prisoner told witness that at the time of the difficulty he heard Mr. John Walden's steps approaching him and he prisoner gently elevated his hand to his breast supposing he was to be attacked. (continued on page 18)

      Page 18
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 17)

      Cross Examination
      When prisoner came to witness's office his face above the eye was slightly cut and bruised. Prisoner told Walden in the road that he wanted nothing to do with him. Deceased said that he would whip him, prisoner, or drive him out of the county or something to that effect. Prisoner told witness that his, prisoner's, horse sheared a little when his wheel struck deceased's horse. Don't' know whether deceased went home that day after coming to town. Deceased lived some miles off. When deceased followed prisoner he had his whip in his hand. Prisoner drove more rapidly after passing to get rid of deceased. Deceased followed as rapidly. Prisoner told witness that he had apologized to deceased for running against him. Said he did not do it intentionally. Deceased insisted he did and thereupon abused him. Never knew of prisoner seeking any difficulty with deceased. Prisoner's character in community is that of a mild, peaceable man. Deceased was a larger man than prisoner. When prisoner told deceased eh wished nothing to do with him, deceased replied: "Damn you. I intend to assault you." Saw the pistol in hand after the street difficulty. Had hold of deceased hand when the pistol fired. Did not see prisoner till after this. Pistol hung fire as witness thinks. There was an interval between the explosion of the cap and the firing. It was a six shooter. It fell immediately after the firing. Prisoner told witness that he had made arrangements to bring his family to town and accordingly did come that evening or next morning.

      Direct Examination Renewed
      Deceased told prisoner that he intended to assault him after he deceased had been struck with the whip. At the time that deceased [sic][prisoner] apologized to deceased he told deceased that he deceased ought to have given the road. )

      Wm. Jordan, sworn, says: Was not present when the difficulty in the street occurred, but was there immediately after. Was not far off when it commenced. Did not see a knife in prisoner's hand either before or after the difficulty. Don't remember seeing prisoner …(continued on page 19)

      Page 19
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 18)
      … either strike or thrust deceased. Was not far off but was not immediately in the crowd. Was present when they were separated. First he saw of Dr. Holland he stepped in to Remington piaza. Don't know whether prisoner advanced toward deceased or not.

      John B. Swain, sworn, says: Saw prisoner some 15 or 20 minutes after the street difficulty at Dr. Bruce's shop. Prisoner said that if deceased was not severely injured by the wounds he had received, he would have been if they prisoner deceased had been let alone.

      Cross Examination
      Did not hear prisoner say as he remembers that he, prisoner, expected to be shot down. Prisoner said his eye was fixed on John Walden when Peyton Walden struck him. Expected John Walden to attack him.

      Walter Paine, sworn, says: Saw deceased when he crossed the street passing Dr. Hall and others. Saw a knife in his hand. It was shut. Was a common white handled knife. Saw him put it in his pocket before the difficulty commenced. Deceased as he went on up the street after prisoner stopped where witness and others were standing. John Walden told prisoner that he believed what his brother had said and told deceased to take a stick and cane him. Deceased replied "No Jack, let him alone, he won't fight. I am satisfied." John Walden started up the street and was caught probably by Mr. Boston. Saw deceased strike prisoner. Struck with his fit as witness saw. Supposes he was some 20 or 25 paces off. They were nearly in front of Dr. Sixas' drug store. Witness was near the corner of Remington's new store towards Sixas'.

      Cross Examination
      Don't remember in which hand deceased had the knife. Saw both ends of the knife in his hand. There was no blade outside his fingers. Put it in his pocket when he accosted prisoner. (continued on page 20)

      Page 20
      November Term 1854
      (continued from 19)
      Knife three or four inches long. Two others were sitting on the bench with witness. The crowd moved in after Walden. John Walden had not got in striking distance of prisoner when stopped. Tried to advance. Stick he had was quite small. Saw the pistol in deceased hands after it was fired. Never saw it before. Went up with the crowd. John Walden was more than five or six steps off when deceased knocked prisoner down.

      Hosea Clements: Saw deceased the morning of the next day after he was wounded. At John Walden's. Heard deceased speak of the difficulty, but can't remember particularly what he did say.

      Ashley Holliday: was at John Walden's where deceased was on the eveing of the next day after he was wounded. Heard some conversation from deceased on that occasion. Cannot remember what he said relative to the difficulty in town.
    Probate 1 Jan 1855 
    Payment on Ponder Note 
    • John Walden, executor of Peyton Walden estate, paid WG Ponder interest up to January 1, 1854 on note dated January 29, 1853
    Individual Note 18 Jan 1855  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Payment to Dr. Adams 
    • Peyton's estate paid Dr. Adams $20 for services rendered in 1854
    Legal Action Feb 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Contest 
    • Sampson's will contest transferred to Superior Court of Thomas County
    • 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
    Individual Note 23 Mar 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. Samuel Adams visited Peyton's plantation to attend to a slave woman. He provided medicine and prescription. Dr. Adams charged a total of $6.00 for his visit and services
    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 
    Executor's Return 
    • John Walden, as executor of last will and testament of Payton Walden, filed annual return
    • 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
    Individual Note 1 May 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave woman by the name of "Ediker" Dr. Hall charged $7.00 for his visit
    Individual Note 14 Aug 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave woman by the name of "Ediker" Dr. Hall charged $7.00 for his visit
    Individual Note 15 Aug 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave woman by the name of "Ediker" Dr. Hall charged $6.00 for his visit
    Individual Note Sep 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel Hine repaired the "gin brush," charging $2.00 for his services
    Individual Note 16 Sep 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave woman by the name of "Ediker" Dr. Hall charged $6.00 for his visit
    Probate 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 22 Oct 1855  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. Brandon visited Peyton's plantation and treated four slaves. He charged $10 for his services.
    Probate 8 Jan 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • application by John Walden to sell slaves belonging to estate of Peyton Walden; Sampson's objected; application continued
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      January Term 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
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      January Term 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
    Individual Note 16 Mar 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. Brandon visited Peyton's plantation to treat a slave woman. He charged $7 for his services.
    Probate 4 Apr 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New Executor 
    • John Walden having died, John Browning appointed executor of last will and testament of Peyton Walden
    • 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 said 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
    Individual Note 19 Apr 1856  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased tin buckets and pain killer for Bob from Edward Remington, at a cost of $4.50
    Probate 15 May 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inventory and Appraisal  
    • Inventory and Appraisal of estate; $24,750.25
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Inventory Book H; page 127

      As transcribed:

      Inventory and appraisement of the real and personal effects of the estate of Peyton Walden, deceased, as exhibited by the administrator:

      Tom, a man 1075.00
      Albert, a man 1100.00
      Nathan, a man 1050.00
      George, a man 1000.00
      Crockett, a man 1075.00
      Isaiah, a man 1100.00
      Walter, a man 900.00
      Cato, a boy 850.00
      Ceazar, a man 600.00
      Frank, a boy 650.00
      Catherine, a woman 550.00
      Martha, a child 150.00
      Ellen, a girl 475.00
      Haley, a girl 450.00
      Hetty, a girl 375.00
      Peter, a boy 300.00
      Jane, a woman 650.00
      Dave, a child 100.00
      Rachel, a girl 550.00
      Charlotte, a girl 600.00
      Henry, a boy 500.00
      Robert, a boy 350.00
      James, a boy 300.00
      Edna, a woman 100.00
      Bertha, a woman 800.00
      Eliza, a woman 900.00
      1 bay pony 100.00
      1 iron gray horse 110.00
      1 bay mule 112.50
      17 head stock cattle 4.00 per head 68.00
      100 head hogs $2.00 per head 200.00
      3 feather beds of besteads 42.00
      1 gold watch 45.00
      1 close carriage and harness 400.00
      1 double barrel gun 5.00
      1 old wagon 4.00
      1 lot kitchen furniture 6.50
      1 grind stone 2.00
      1 lot plantation tools 8.00
      1 lot plows 17.00
      1 lot hoes .50
      1 lot plow harness 11.00
      1 cotton gin 20.00
      1 lot of corn 300 bushels more or
      less 62 ½ per bs 187.50
      1 lot of fodder 3500 lbs $1 per hundred 35.00
      1 lot of bacon & Lard 1100 lbs
      12 cents per pound 132.00
      1 work ox 15.00
      1 lot seed peas 35.00
      1 lot of pickle pork 1800 lbs 8 cents per pound 144.00
      1 lot crockery ware 2.00
      1 lot books 2.00
      1 set chairs 1.50
      3 common tables 2.25
      1 pair sad irons .50
      1 bureau 12.00
      No. of Land 248; 250 acres
      No. of Land 272; 250 acres
      No. of Land 273; 250 acres
      No. of Land 286; 250 acres
      No. of Land 328; 125 acres
      No. of Land 233; 167 acres
      Total 1292 acres of land @ $5.00 per acre
      All land lying in the eighteenth
      district of Thomas County 6460.00
      5 white counterpanes $4 a piece 20.00

      State of Georgia
      Thomas County

      We do certify upon oath, that as far as was produced to us by the Executor John C. Browning, the above and foregoing contains a true appraisement of the goods, chattels and credits of the estate of Peyton Walden, deceased, to the best of our judgment and understanding.
      Given under our hands and official signatures, this 15th day of May 1856.

      Henry Mitchell
      W.G. Ponder
      William H. Reynolds
      Jackson I. Mash
      Appraisers

      I hereby certify that William H. Reynolds, Jackson I. Mash, William G. Ponder and Henry Mitchell were sworn to perform their duty as appraiser according to law. This the 15th day of May 1856.
      John C. Browning, J.P.
      State of Georgia
      Thomas County
      Court of Ordinary
      October 29, 1857

      State of Georgia
      Thomas County
      Court of Ordinary
      June 2nd 1856

      The within and foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Peyton Walden, late of said county, deceased, having been this day presented and filed in Court and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be in due and regular form as is required by the statute 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.
      Henry H. Tooke
      Ordinary

      Entered the 2nd day of June 1856
      Henry H. Tooke
      Ordinary

      As written, totals $24,750.25
    Probate 28 May 1856  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notice of upcoming sale of property belonging to estate of Peyton Walden published in the Thomasville Watchman, at a cost of $1.50
    Legal Action Jun 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Contest Proceeding 
    • John C. Browning made party to Sampson will contest action
    • 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.
    Legal Action Jun 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Contest Proceeding 
    • Trial in will contest; Superior Court; jury determines that will be set aside
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Superior Court
      June Term 1856

      Superior Court Minutes
      1854-1871
      Page 159
      June 1856 Term

      Stephen Sampson and wife vs. John Walden
      Rule NiSi appealed from Thomas County Court of Ordinary
      February Term 1855

      The following named members of the Grand Jury were selected as a special jury to try the above stated cause:
      Donald N. McAulay
      Jarman H. Whaley
      John Stephens
      John W. Dekle
      Book A. Gandy
      Nathanial Singletary
      John Hancock
      James A. Stanaland
      Benjamin D. Hall
      John Dekle
      John Hambleton
      Ansel Ferrell

      We the jury find that the probate and record of the nuncupative will of Peyton Walden deceased be set aside on the ground that there were no process attached by the court of ordinary
      Donald N. McAulay, foreman
    Probate 7 Jun 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Samuel Hine $2.00 for his services in repairing gin brush in September of 1855
    Individual Note 8 Jun 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. Wm. H. Hall provided presecription and medicine for "Kate" He charged $2.00 for his services
    Individual Note 7 Jul 1856 
    • John C Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $35.19 to T.T. Stephens, TC, as and for the tax of the estate for the year 1856
    Probate 7 Jul 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Sharpe & Evans $9.75 as payment in full of Peyton's account
    Probate 7 Jul 1856  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Neill McKinnon & Co $35.65 as and for payment in full of Peyton's account
    Probate 7 Jul 1856  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, Administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Edward Remington the sum of $145.42, as payment in full of Peyton's promissory note to William Browning dated January 12, 1854
    Probate 7 Jul 1856 
    • John C. Browning, Administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $329.97 to Edward Remington, as payment of account for items Peyton had purchased in 1854, which included tobacco, soap, clothes, silk, flannel, knife, nails, candy, bacon, hat, brandy
    Probate 7 Jul 1856 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Edward Remington $57.58, as and for payment of note March 31, 1854, wherein Peyton promised to pay James B. Singletary (or bearer) $50 for value received
    Probate 10 Jul 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Hardy Browning $200 for his thirteen months service as overseer on Peyton's plantation. Hardy was overseer from December 1, 1854 to December 31, 1855
    Individual Note 28 Jul 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 119 yards of osnaburgs, a pair of scissors, nails, 6 pounds of coffee and a padlock from Thompson & Pittman at a cost of $18.90
    Individual Note 30 Jul 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 308 feet of inch plank for cotton scaffold from John Slater & Co, at a cost of $3.08
    Probate 8 Aug 1856  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $42 to John Miller, as and for payment in full of amounts due and owing to Dr. William H. Hall. Hall directed that account be paid to Miller
    Probate Sep 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning application to admit Peyton's will to probate
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      Minute Book H; page 31
      September Term 1856

      Thomas County, Georgia
      In Court of Ordinary of said County
      Whereas John C. Browning has applied to this Court to have the noncupative will of Peyton Walden, deceased, late of said County, admitted to probate and record in this Court, the next of kindred to said deceased, and all others interested are hereby notified of and required to appear at the Court of Ordinary to be held in and for said County on the first Monday in November next and file their objections if any they have to the admission of said noncupative will to probate and record
      Given under my official signature as Ordinary of said County this the 23rd day of September AD 1856
      Henry H Tooke, Ordinary
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      Minute Book H; page 44
      November Term 1856

      Upon application of the parties at interest, It is ordered by the Court that the application of John C. Browning, administrator … with the nuncupative will of Peyton Walden deceased - annexed, for the admission of said will to probate and record in said Court be and the same is hereby continued until the next December regular term of this Court.
      Henry H. Tooke, Ordinary
    Individual Note 8 Sep 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. Wm. H. Hall visited Isaiah at Peyton's plantation, and provided medication and a prescription. He also provided medicine for a 'negro woman' of Peytons. Dr. Hall charged a total of $7 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 9 Sep 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. William H. Hall visited Peyton's plantation and attended to Isaiah. He provided medicine and a prescription. Dr. Hall charged $6 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 19 Sep 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 3350 hard brick from H. Wyche, at a cost of $26.64
    Individual Note 19 Sep 1856  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased pain killer, brandy, calomel from Edward Remington, all at a cost of $3.00
    Individual Note 3 Oct 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. William Hall paid a second visit to Peyton's plantation, at night, to attend Isaiah. He charged $8.00 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 4 Oct 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. William Hall visited Peyton's plantation and attended Isaiah. He provided medicine and a prescription. Dr. Hall charged $6.00 for his vist
    Probate 30 Oct 1856  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $40.50 to W.J. Parnell as amount owed Parnell for building three grave vaults and supplying 3 pounds of lime. No indication when vaults built, or where, or for whom
    Probate Nov 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning's application to admit will to probate continued
    Probate 2 Nov 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $36 to W.M. Farrell as payment and interest of note to John Browning dated December 31, 1852 (second note of that date
    Individual Note 10 Nov 1856 
    • Peyton's estate ordered 17 pairs of shoes for the slaves, at 1.25 per pair, for total of $21.25
    Individual Note 14 Nov 1856  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 20 blankets, 136 yards of osnaburg, thread, and 171 yards of other material from Edward Remington at a cost of $100.71
    Legal Action Dec 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Contest Proceeding 
    • Superior Court; trial in will contest
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      Minute Book H; page 49
      December Term 1856

      In the matter of the application by John C. Browning for Probate and Record of the Nuncupative will of Peyton Walden, decd.,
      v.
      Stephen Sampson, Caveator

      In Court of Ordinary of Thomas County
      December Term 1856

      It is agreed and consented by the attorneys for the parties that this case be transferred to the appeal Docket of the Superior Court of said County, to be heard there and Caveator have leave to file his Caveat before trial.
      Seward & Hansell, attys for propounder
      MacIntyre & Young, attys for Sampson

      In Court of Ordinary of Thomas County
      December Term 1856
      Upon the agreement of counsel, It is ordered that the application for probate and record of the will of Peyton Walden deceased be transferred by appeal to the Superior Court of said county.
      Henry H. Tooke, Ordinary
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Superior Court
      December Term 1856

      Superior Court Minutes
      1854-1871
      Page 210

      December Term 1856
      John C. Browning, executor and appellant, vs. Stephen Sampson and wife
      Appealed from Thomas Court of Ordinary

      The following list of special jurors chosen to try the above stated case viz:
      Charles Rockwill
      Jesse Applewhite
      Curis Carroll
      James L. Everitt
      John H …
      Moses Anderson
      Aaron B. Lovett
      Robert Roddenbury
      Abner Groover
      James Hancock
      James Alderman
      Duncan McKinnon

      * there is no disposition recorded, but given the following entry, it appears the jury found in favor of John C. Browning/the will.
    • Superior Court; Sampson appealed and moved for new trial
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Superior Court
      December Term 1856

      as noted above, it appears the jury found in favor of the will, as Stephen Sampson filed a motion for a new trial.

      Superior Court Minutes
      1854-1871
      Page 213
      December Term 1856

      John C. Browning, responder
      vs.
      Stephen Sampson, caveator
      Nuncupative will of Peyton Walden and caveat and verdict setting up the will

      On motion of counsel for Stephen Sampson caveator, It is ordered by the Court that John C. Browning, propounder, or his counsel show cause as soon as they can be heard why a new trial should not be granted in the above stated cause on the following grounds:
      1. Because the verdict is against the evidence and without evidence
      2. Because the verdict is decidedly and strongly against the weight of the evidence
      3. Because the verdict is against the law and against the charge of the court
      And it is further ordered by the Court that this rule operate as a supersideas.
      December 12, 1856
      MacIntyre and Young, and CB Cole, attorneys for caveator
      Granted PE Love Jude SCSD
      The rule absolute is refused on all the grounds. December 13, 1856
      PE Love, Judge
    Probate Dec 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning's application for probate of Peyton's nuncupative will transferred to Thomas County Superior Court
    Probate 5 Dec 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Dr. Bruce $34.25 as and for Dr. Bruce's services in attending to Peyton after he was wounded
    Probate 6 Dec 1856  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid H. Wyche $26.64 as payment in full for brick purchased in September of 1856
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Dr. D.S. Brandon $17.00 for his services in traveling to Peyton's plantation and treating slaves in October of 1855 and March of 1856.
    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
    Individual Note 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate rented four fields (Connell, Mitchell, Browning x2) 134 acres in all, to John Walden's executor for the year 1857
    Individual Note 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Overseer 
    • Joshua Jessup served as overseer of Peyton's plantation for three months in the year 1857. He charged $75 for his services
    Individual Note 1 Jan 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased various items such as nails and buckets from Edward Remington, at a cost of 9.25
    Probate 1 Jan 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $12.60 to Dyson & Cox as payment for dagoon plows weighing pounds
    Individual Note 6 Jan 1857 
    • Peyton's estate purchased "dagoon plows weight 90 pounds" from Cox & Dyson at a cost of $12.60
    Individual Note 22 Jan 1857 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 10 wool hats from James Kirksey at a cost of $6.25
    Individual Note 4 Feb 1857  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 6 bark collars from H.W. Sharpe at a cost of $2.25
    Individual Note 4 Feb 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased various items such as rope and matches from Edward Remington, at a cost of $1.37
    Individual Note 4 Feb 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased one blank book from Thompson & Pittman at a cost of 12 cents
    Probate 14 Feb 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid TK Pursley $300 in full payment of two mules for the use of Peyton's plantation
    Probate Apr 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid WG Ponder the sum of $112, in part payment of note dated January 29, 1853
    Individual Note 11 Apr 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall visited Peyton's plantation to attend a slave who was in labor. Dr. Hall charged a total of $10 for his visit and services
    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
    Legal Action May 1857  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Contest Proceeding 
    • Will contest, brought by Stephen Sampson, decided by Georgia Supreme Court
    • Stephen Sampson challenges Peyton's will. The court case goes all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court. Decision rendered May Term, 1857. Citation: Sampson v. Browning, 22 Ga. 293 (Ga. 1857). Jury verdict found that the will be sustained, except as concerns the real estate conveyances. Stephen Sampson appeals. Georgia Supreme Court reversed the judgment, holding that executor John C. Browning, as propunder of the will, failed to fulfill the statutory requirements for proving a noncupative will; specifically, he failed to produce evidence that Peyton, at the time of prounounging the words propounded as his will, "did bid the persons present, or some of them, bear witness that such was his lasat will, or to that effect." The court essentially finds that the purported will is of no effect.
      Decision of court, relating various evidence adduced, shows that Peyton was wounded. His supposed will, disposing of his property, was apparently done at around on April 22. Peyton died at about midnight, that same day. He died at his brother John's home in Thomasville; Peyton lived about 8 miles from John.
      **note - with no will, Peyton's property would then go by intestate succession (default) to his legal heirs. He had no wife and no children, so under the general principles of probate law, Peyton's property would go to, and be divided equally among, his siblings. Stephen Sampson, as Peyton's brother-in-law, stood not only to gain his wife Elizabeth's share, but also the shares of Permelia Walden and Malinda Walden Johnson, by virtue of agreements made in July of 1854.
    • Superior Court Minutes
      1854-1871
      Page 238
      June Term 1857
      Supreme Court of Georgia

      Stephen Sampson, caveator, plaintiff in error, vs. John C. Browning, propounder

      This case came before the court upon a transcript of the record from the Superior Court of Thomas County and after argument had, it is considered and adjudged by the court that the judgment of the court below be reversed and a new trial be had, it being the opinion of this court that it was not proved that Peyton Walden at the time of pronouncing the words propounded as his will "did bid" the persons present or any of them bear witness, that such words were his will, or to that effect; and it being the opinion of this court that such words could not be good as his nuncupative will without he did this.
    Property Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From his probate records, we can tell that Peyton owned Lots 233, 248, 272, 273, 286, and 328 in the 18th District of what was then Thomas County. He owned 1292 acres in all.

      Peyton's land was situated east of the famed Cedar Grove (now Susina) plantation, and just to the west of the well-known Pebble Hill plantation. His brother John's plantation sat about 2 miles directly to the west.
      Not all of Peyton's land was contiguous. Only lots 233, 248, 272, and 273 adjoined one another.
      By present-day roads, Peyton's 4 contiguous lots land sat north of Highway 319, east of Georgia Highway 93, along both sides of Blackshear Road, roughly several mile east of the intersection of 93 and Blackshear Road. (2.79 miles to western-most boundary at 272)(just about right where Blackshear turns to south)
      Lot 286 then sat just southeast of this property.
      Lot 328 was due south, 1.2 miles south of the southern boundary of 272 . This land appears to be situated right along present-day Highway 319, just north of the Metcalf Road-319 intersection, closer to the Mercey Seat Road 88.

      Peyton's plantation was sold in December of 1866, in conjunction with one of the estate sales for his brother John.
    Individual Note 5 May 1857 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 22 1/2 pounds of "sweeps" form Carry S. Cox at a cost of $4.17
    Individual Note 14 May 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation to treat an infant with croup. Dr. Hall charged $6.00 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 15 May 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated an infant with croup. He also treated slave "Albert." Dr. Hall charged a total of $8.00 for his visit and services
    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
    Probate 24 Jun 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning applied for letters of administration
    • Thomas County, Georgia
      Court of Ordinary
      Minute Book H; page 127

      State of Georgia
      Thomas County
      Court of Ordinary
      June 24, 1857
      It appearing to this Court that there is now no legal representative to and on the Estate of Peyton Walden, deceased, and John C. Browning of said county having this day made application to the Court for Letters of administration on the Estate of said deceased - It is ordered by the Court that Citation issue in terms of the laws of said State in such case made and provided.
      Henry H. Tooke
      Ordinary
    Probate 3 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning authorized to keep up Petyon's farm for the year
    Probate 3 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • administrator's bond posted by John C. Browning with David Hall, William Browning, and James Seward securities. $50,000 bond
    Probate 3 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Henry Mitchell, William G. Ponder, William H. Reynolds, Jackson J. Mash and David J. Hall appointed appraisers on the Estate
    Probate 5 Aug 1857  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notice of application for leave to sell all the real estate belonging to Peyton Walden published in the Thomasville Watchman at a cost of $4.50
    Individual Note 16 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation to attend to slave "Kate" and deliver her baby. Dr. Hall charged a total of $25 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 22 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 778 pounds of bacon from T.I. Lightfoot & Co., at a cost of $128.37
    Individual Note 24 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave woman "Kate." Dr. Hall charged $6.00 for his services. He also attended "Bob," who had a fever. For this, Dr. Hall charged $2.00
    Individual Note 25 Aug 1857  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased quinine, pain killers, camphor, and other drugs from T.B. Little, at a cost of $8.65
    Individual Note 27 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave woman "Kate" Dr. Hall charged $7.00 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 28 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased various items such as nails, and 150 yards of "baggin" from Edward Remington at a cost of $38.34
    Individual Note 28 Aug 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation to attend to slave "Kate." Dr. Hall charged $5.00 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 7 Sep 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 184 yards of osnaburgs and cotton from Thompson & Pittman at a cost of $29.10
    Probate 5 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • court grants John C. Browning's application to sell land and slaves belonging to Estate
    Individual Note 9 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave Frank, who had sustained a fractured clavicle. Dr. Hall charged $25 for his visit and services
    Individual Note 13 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave Frank, who had sustained a fractured clavicle. Dr. Hall dressed Frank's arm and shoulder, and charged $9.00 for his visit and services.
    Individual Note 17 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave Frank, who had sustained a fractured clavicle. Dr. Hall dressed Frank's arm and shoulder, and charged $8.00 for his visit and services.
    Individual Note 19 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 12 pounds of sugar and 12 pounds of coffee from Thompson & Pittman at a cost of $4.00
    Individual Note 27 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave Frank, who had sustained a fractured clavicle. Dr. Hall dressed Frank's arm and shoulder, and charged $8.00 for his visit and services.
    Probate 27 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid FM Baker $200 for his services as overseer of Peyton's plantation for 9 months and 11 days
    Probate 27 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid John G. Lindsay $33.30 as and for the estate's state and county tax for the year 1857
    Individual Note 28 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased a coffee pot and one set of knives and forks from Thompson & Pittman at a cost of $1.00; the estate also purchased 1/2 set of plates and spoons, for 44 cents; and other items totaling $1.10
    Probate 29 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     
    • Inventory and Appraisal of estate; $26,551.75
    Individual Note 30 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased nails from RR Evans at a cost of 16 1/2 cents
    Individual Note 31 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 411 pounds of bacon from T.I. Lightfoot & Co. at a cost of $73.98
    Individual Note 31 Oct 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 17 pairs of shoes from Thompson & Pittman at a cost of $22.85; the estate also purchased material and other items for $30.41, and buttons for 50 cents
    Probate 1 Nov 1857  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, placed advertisement in Wire Grass Reporter announcing the upcoming sale of land and slaves. The advertisement took up 2 squares on page 6A and cost $7.00
    Individual Note 2 Nov 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation and treated slave Frank, who had sustained a fractured clavicle. Dr. Hall dressed Frank's arm and shoulder, and charged $8.00 for his visit and services.
    Probate 3 Nov 1857  Thomas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notice of upcoming estate sale published
    Individual Note 4 Nov 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H. Hall, M.D., visited Peyton's plantation to attend to a slave (male, unnamed). Dr. Hall provided medicine and a prescription. He charged $2.00 for his visit and services.
    Individual Note 10 Nov 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 21 yards of linsey from Thompson & Pittman, returned previously-purchased kersey
    Individual Note 21 Nov 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased one pair of shoes from Thompson & Pittman at a cost of $1.75
    Individual Note 14 Dec 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased one pair of negro shoes and six pounds of coffee, at a cost of 2.15
    Individual Note 18 Dec 1857 
    • Peyton's estate purchased from Joshua Jessup 132 pounds of rope for packing cotton at 10 cents per pound
    Individual Note 23 Dec 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 69 yards of "Baggin" from Edward Remington at a cost of $15.18
    Probate 29 Dec 1857  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notice of upcoming estate sale published
    Probate 29 Dec 1857  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, placed notice in Wire Grass Reporter, announcing the upcoming sale of perishable property. The advertisement cost $1.50
    Individual Note 1 Jan 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 210 pounds of beef at 4 cents per pound from Daniel Elwell
    Probate 5 Jan 1858 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid W.G. Ponder the sum of $856 in payment of principal and interest due on note dated January 29, 1853
    Probate 5 Jan 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • J. C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $4,542 to Stephen Sampson as one of the heirs and distributees of Peyton's estate in right of Sampson's wife Elizabeth, formerly Elizabeth Walden, Peyton's sister, & as assignee of Permelia Walden,
    Probate 5 Jan 1858  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Sale 
    • Estate Sale; $34,353.75
    Probate 6 Jan 1858 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Joshua Jessup the sum of $13.20 for rope purchased from Jessup in December of 1857
    Probate 8 Jan 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate Sale; $1,697.08
    Probate 11 Jan 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • court authorized John C. Browning to sell cotton crop from estate for year 1857
    Individual Note 25 Jan 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     
    • Peyton's estate purchased 1 package of envelopes, a tin cup, and a bottle of turpentine from Thompson & Pittman at a cost of 65 cents
    Property 2 Feb 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate sold Lot Number 286 in the 18th District of Thomas County to John Mitchell, highest bidder, who paid $1125 for the land
    Individual Note 4 Feb 1858  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate purchased 8 1/2 pounds of cotton rope from Donald McLean, at a cost of $2.06; and paid him $129.68 for hauling 55 bales of cotton
    Probate 22 Feb 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Daniel Elwell (via FJ Browning) the sum of $8.40 in full payment for beef purchased from Elwell in January of 1858
    Individual Note 24 Feb 1858  Tallahassee, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate sold 55 bales of cotton (25,936 pounds) produced on Peyton's plantation for the year 1857. Paid $2,776.30, less $26.88 in weighing, storage, and brokerage fees, for a total of $2,749.42.
    Probate 26 Feb 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Joshua Jessup the sum of $75 as payment for Jessup's services as overseer of Peyton's plantation for three months in 1857
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid James Kirksey the sum of $6.25 as payment for the wool hats purchased in January of 1857
    Probate 1 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid T.I. Lightfoot the sum of $202.35 as and for payment in full for purchased of bacon in August and October of 1857
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid MacIntyre & Young, attorneys for T.M. Gatlin, the sum of $125.87 as and for payment in full of principal and interest on note made by Peyton on January 4 1854, promising to pay Gatlin $99
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid F.W. Johnson $40 as and for his commission for selling land, slaves, and personal property of Peyton Walden on January 5, 1858
    • 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
    • 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
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Ed Seixas $4.25 as and for payment of items purchased by Peyton in February of 1854
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid HW Sharpe (via James T. Hayes) the sum of $2.25 in payment of account (purchase of bark collars in February of 1857)
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid RR Evans $3.11 1/2 as payment in full of items purchased from Mr. Evans in October and December of 1857
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate paid Love & Hall proprietors, via FM Sweatman agent, the sum of $8.50 as payment for Nov 1 and Dec 29 1857 advertisements in Wire Grass Reporter
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Ed Seixas $38.48 as payment on note made by Peyton February 18, 1854 promissing to pay Ed Seixas for JM Waddey's medical services during the year 1853
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Ed Seixas for the quinine the estate purchased from him in August of 1854
    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
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Thompson & Pittman, via E.L. Anderson, the sum of $115.65 as payment in full of account, for purchases estate made from Thompson & Pittman 1856-1858
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid T.B. Little $8.65 as and for payment for items purchased August 25, 1857
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Dr. Hall $161.25 for services rendered during 1857
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Edward Remington $111.84 as and for payment in full for items estate purchased from Remington in the year 1857
    Probate 3 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Donald McLean $131.74 as and for payment in full for purchase of cotton rope and hauling cotton bales in February of 1858
    Probate 6 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Dr. Adams $35.50 as and for balance of payment due for services rendered by Dr. Adams
    Probate 10 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid John Slater & Co $3.08 as payment in full of account, for purchase of plank in July of 1856
    Probate 21 Mar 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $108.23 to Edward Remington as and for purchase in 1856 of various items such as buckets, pain killers, calomel, brandy, blankets, and osnburgo
    Probate 1 Apr 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Dr. William H. Hall the sum of $47.50 as payment for services Dr. Hall rendered during the year 1856
    Probate 6 Apr 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $4.17 to Carry S. Cox as payment in full for items purchased from Cox in May of 1857
    Probate 21 Apr 1858  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • J.C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Samuel and Sophia Douglass the sum of $2,032 as part of Sophia's distributive share of her brother Peyton's estate
    Probate 12 May 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Henry Wyche, via McIntyre & Young, the sum of $9 as payment for Wyche's services in 1857 (appears to be repairs of cotton gin)
    Probate 13 May 1858  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid E.L. Anderson, agent for the Thomasville Watchman, the sum of $6 as payment for two notices published in paper in 1856 and 1857
    Probate 13 May 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid attorneys McIntyre & Young the usm of $500 as part of fee in setting aside Peyton's nuncupative will
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid McIntyre & Young, attorneys, the sum of $75, being one-half amount agreed to be paid by the representatives of Peyton and John Walden's estates for making partial settlement in 1857
    Probate 9 Jun 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid attorney ST Bailey the sum of $500 in part payment of Bailey's services in setting aside Peyton's nuncupative will in the Superior Court of Thomas County and the Supreme Court of Georgia
    Probate 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 29 Jun 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $107.18 3/4 to Henry H Tooke, Ordinary, as and for court costs for Peyton's estate
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid attorneys McIntyre & Young the sum of $100 in payment of services rendered and advice given for making annual return
    Probate 30 Jun 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator on the estate of Peyton Walden, filed annual return in Ordinary Court; admitted to record August 1, 1858
    Property 7 Sep 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, admr of Peyton's estate, sold Lots 272, 278, 248; 150 acres of Lot 233, and the undivided one half of Lot 328, all in the 18th Dist of Thomas Co. Sold on courthouse steps to James L. Seward, the highest bidder, who paid $11,876.75
    Individual Note 20 Oct 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     
    • Peyton's estate purchased rope and 9 yards of "Baggin" from Edward Remington, at a cost of $47.70
    Probate 17 Nov 1858  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notice of Payment and Claims due published
    Probate 1 Jan 1859 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $167.56 as payment in full of principal and interest due on note dated February 20, 1854
    Probate 1 Jan 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $70 from F. Browning
    Probate 1 Jan 1859 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $6686.33 to estate of John Walden as payment in full of principal and interest due on note dated November 30, 1853
    Probate 1 Jan 1859 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $146.17, as payment in full of the principal and interest due on note dated February 13, 1854
    • Peyton's estate received $1,311 from Seward as payment for purchase of slave
    • Peyton's estate received $247.77 from H. Browning as payment for purchase of property at sale
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $2,300 to executor of John Walden's estate as part payment of distributive share of John Walden deceased in and to the estate of brother Peyton Walden
    • J.C. Browning, administrator, paid $18.75 in court costs for Sampson v. Walden appeal from Thomas Court of Ordinary
    Probate 4 Feb 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, admnistrator, paid $290 to James B. Douglass, attorney in fact for Samuel & Sophia Douglass, as part of their distributive share in Peyton's estate.
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $3,560 to Stephen Sampson, as part of of his interest in wife Elizabeth's share in Peyton's estate, and as assignee of Permelia Walden and Thomas/Malinda Johnson
    • JC Browning paid $235 to MacIntyre & Young as part payment of their fee in the case of the caveat to the noncupative will of Peyton Walden
    Probate 10 Mar 1859 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $21.25, as payment in full for shoes ordered in November 1856
    Probate 21 Mar 1859  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, admnistrator, paid $500 to S.T. Bailey as and for part of his fee in case of P. Walden's will in Thomas Superior Court
    Probate 5 Apr 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $14.50 for ads in the Wire Grass Reporter Nov/Dec 57 announcing sale of property; Nov 58 & Jan 59 giving notice to debtors and creditors
    Probate 2 Jul 1859  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning paid $1.75 clerk's cost for recording Douglass power of attorney
    Probate 4 Jul 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator, filed annual return
    Probate 4 Jul 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $50 to MacIntyre & Young for their services in making and preparing settlement between estates of Peyton and John Walden
    Probate 4 Jul 1859  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $34 to Ordinary for cost of annual return
    Individual Note Oct 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $28.86 as and for state and county taxes for the year 1859
    Probate 18 Nov 1859 
    • Peyton's estate received $157.43 in cash from A. Ferrell
    Probate 21 Nov 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $18 from I Ferrill note
    Probate 19 Dec 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $2,300 to Willis Walden, as and for part payment of Willis Walden's distributive share of Peyton's estate
    Probate 19 Dec 1859 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $2,300 to Willis Walden, attorney in fact for Atterson L. Walden, as and for part of Atterson's distributive share in Peyton's estate
    Probate 26 Dec 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $300 in cash from DE Stringer
    Probate 5 Jan 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $1,187 from McKinnon as payment for purchase of slave
    Probate 19 Jan 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • payment in full made on note of January 6, 1853, for $40 to John C. Browning
    Probate 8 Feb 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $411 from McKinnon
    Probate 21 Feb 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $1,000 to McIntyre & Young, for their services as attorneys in the case of Sampson v. Browning (will challenge)
    Probate 21 Feb 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $30 from D. Hall note
    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 24 Feb 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $1,000 to SD Bailey as and for his fee in the case of Sampson v. Browning (will contest)
    Probate 24 Feb 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $276.25 from DE Stringer
    Probate 2 Apr 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $18.80 from LS Morrison on sale
    Probate 2 Apr 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $18.20 from DJ Hall on sale
    Probate 1 Jun 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peyton's estate received $12 from D. McKinnon on note, and $21 from Nicholson
    Probate 27 Jul 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, adminstrator of Peyton's Estate, filed annual return for estate, and paid $17.50 to the Court of Ordinary for court costs
    Probate Oct 1860  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC Browning, administrator, paid $26.64 as and for state and county taxes for the year 1860
    Probate 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
    Probate 4 Jan 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Distribution of Peyton's Estate: J.C. Browning paid Stephen Sampson $1100, as part of distributive share of Peyton's estate going to Sampson, Pamelia Walden, and Thomas/Malinda Johnson
    Probate 9 Mar 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Distribution of Peyton's Estate: JC Browning, adminstrator, paid out a total of $718.31 to Stephen Sampson, attorney in fact for AL Walden, Willis Walden, and Sophia Douglass, as part of distributive shares of Peyton's estate going to AL, Willis, & Sophi
    Probate 23 May 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid $9 to the Court of Ordinary as costs for return year 1860
    Probate 8 Jun 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid the sum of $3 to the Superior Court as costs for recording two powers of attorneys certificates
    Probate 24 Jun 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator, paid $100 to McIntyre and Young, attorneys at law, as payment for services rendered in supervising partial settlement with Stephen Sampson and Mr. Walden's heirs, and for making out annual return
    Probate 29 Jun 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Distribution of Peyton's Estate: 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
    Probate 29 Jun 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Annual Return 
    • John C. Browning, adminstrator on Estate of Peyton Walden, filed his annual return for the estate
    Individual Note Oct 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's Estate, paid $26.64 as and for state and county taxes for the year 1860
    Individual Note 21 Oct 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of the estate of Peyton Walden, deceased, paid $7.86 as and for state and county taxes for the year 1861
    Individual Note 26 Apr 1862  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator of estate of Peyton Walden, paid $2.15 as and for payment of tax levied by Inferior Court of Thomas County, February 24, 1862, for the support of the indigent families of soldiers in service of country
    Probate 8 Aug 1862  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John C. Browning, administrator, filed annual return; showing 321.45 paid during year; balance on hadn $2,200.78
    Property 1 Dec 1866  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • previous sale of Peyton's land apparently fell through, as it was sold as part of John Walden's estate sale made December 1, 1866. Lots 272, 273, 248, & 233, 18th District, to Tooke & Seward 3300.00
    Buried
    Person ID I108  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2020 

    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

    Family Eveline Elizabeth Thomas,   b. 23 Aug 1817,   d. 5 Mar 1853  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1852  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married by P.P. Smith, Minister of the Gospel
    Documents
    Peyton Walden Marriage Record
    Peyton Walden Marriage Record
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F9840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S11385] Census.
      of 1810 lists only 2 male children in the house - these are Atterson and Willis

    2. [S11652] Bible Record.
      Willis Walden bible, with notation of Peyton's date of birth

    3. [S11550] Will.
      for Peyton Walden, Thomas County, Georgia, listing death date of April 22, 1854


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