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Willis Walden

Willis Walden

Male 1805 - 1880  (75 years)

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  • Name Willis Walden 
    Atterson Lewis Walden Bio 2
    Atterson Lewis Walden Bio
    Born 10 Nov 1805  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • EARLY LIFE
      Willis in all likelihood grew up in Garrard County. His father John Walden owned property and a house in Garrard County, south of Lancaster, on the Crab Orchard Road (present-day State Highway 39). John purchased land in Garrard County in December of 1805 and first appeared on the tax rolls for Garrard County in 1806.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1810  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden is enumerated on the census as having two males under the age of 10 in the home; this corresponds with what we know for Atterson and Willis
    Federal Census:  1810
    Federal Census: 1810
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Residence 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden enumerated on census with 2 males under the age of 5, 1 age 5-10, and 1 age 30-40; 2 females age 5-10, 1 age 10-15, and 1 age 15-20 in home; 7 slaves. John had not moved, but this does not correspond with what we know of the family.
    Residence 1830  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden enumerated on census as head of household  
    • Willis Walden enumerated on census as head of household with 1 male age 20-29, and 1 female age 20-29 in home
    Federal Census:  1830
    Federal Census: 1830
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1833  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden listed on tax rolls with 71 acres in Lincoln County on Taylor’s Creek water course; 1 white male over age of 21; 1 slave, over age of 16; 2 horses; 749 total value
    1833 Lincoln County, Kentucky Tax Roll
    1833 Lincoln County, Kentucky Tax Roll
    Individual Note 7 Aug 1833  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elections 
    • Willis Walden, resident of Lincoln Co. Precinct, cast vote for Robert Letcher in election for U.S. Congressman between Letcher, a Whig, and Thomas Moore, a Jackson Republican, to represent the 5th District of Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives

      To vote in this election, one had to be a free male, 21 years old, a resident of the state for 2 years, or of the county and town for 1 year, and actually reside in place voting.


      This election was contested, and the US House refused to sit either candidate, but instead ordered a new election. Letcher prevailed in that new election.
    1833 Election:  Lincoln County, Kentucky a
    1833 Election:  Lincoln County, Kentucky b
    RP Letcher
    Property 27 Jun 1834  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Property in Lincoln County 
    • Willis is mentioned in the description of land included in the indenture from June 27, 1834, when Willis's brother-in-law Samuel Douglass purchased land in Lincoln County:
      Indenture dated: 27 June 1834
      Lewis Hutchison and Nancy his wife of Lincoln County, Kentucky to Samuel Douglass of Lincoln County
      $50; 40 acres in Lincoln County
      southeast side of Taylor's Branch
      Names in land description: being a part of a large tract patented to Anthony Cook; Cook's line; widow Taylor's line; Holtsclaw's line; Willis Walden and Samuel Douglass corner on west side of branch;
      Witnesses: JO Bryant and JO Perrin


    • Lincoln County Deed Book O; Page 86

      This Indenture made this the 27th day of June in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, between Lewis Hutchison and Nancy his wife of the county of Lincoln and state of Kentucky on the one part, and Samuel Douglass of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Lewis Hutchison for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars lawful money of Kentucky to him in hand paid the receipt of which he does hereby acknowledge, hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents does grant bargain and sell unto the said Samuel Douglass and his heirs forever a certain tract of parcel of land lying and being in the aforesaid county of Lincoln and on the South East Side of Taylors branch (being a part of a large tract patented to Anthony Cook) Bounded as follows to wit, Beginning at a white oak and sugar tree on Cooks line, thence North Seventy two degrees west eighty poles to the widow Taylors line on the branch and corner to a stake, thence with Taylor’s line down the branch south fifty three degrees west forty poles to a stake in Holtsclaws line, thence with Holtsclaws line south thirty one degrees east twenty poles toa stake in the field thence with Holtsclaws line south fifty seven and one fourth degrees west forty six poles to a red ? (Willis Waldens and Samuel Douglass corner on the west side of the branch) thence with the dividing line between Douglass and Willis Walden south thirty one and a half degrees east forty eight poles to a white oak and hackberry standing close together, thence north six poles to the beginning containing forty acres by survey with the appertenances and … above mentioned and every part thereof more or less to have and to hold the said tract of land and every part thereof unto the said Samuel Douglass and his heirs forever, and thru the said Lewis Hutchison and Nancy his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators the land is hereby conveyed against themselves their heirs executors and administrators and against all and every other person and persons whatever shall and will warrant and forever defend the same unto the said Samuel Douglass and his heirs forever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents in testimony whereof we have hereunto set our names and affixed our seals the day and year first above written
      Signed and Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of JO Bryant; JO Perrin

      Lewis Hutchison
      Nancy Hutchison

    • * Willis's acquisition of his 'corner' land is not in the Lincoln County deed books.
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
Deed Book O Page 86
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
Deed Book O Page 87
    Tax List 1835  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Property 14 Jan 1837  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • Grantor Jesse L. Jackson.
      Grantee Willis Walden of Garrard County
      Deed dated 14 January 1837.
      145 acres; $2,186.25.
      Waters of the Chaplin
      Names in land description: Wilson Green; James Rochester; Samuel Ewing.
      Jackson reserved a small part of land, 20 or 30 feet, on south side of road, that contained burying ground.


    • Mercer County Deed Book 20, page 168:

      Jackson to Walden
      This Indenture made this 14th day of January A.D. 1837 between Jesse L. Jackson of the county of Mercer and state of Kentucky of the one part and Willis Walden of Garrard County and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the aforesaid Jesse L. Jackson for and in consideration of the sum of Two thousand One hundred and eighty six dollars and twenty five cents to him in hand paid or secured to be paid by the said aforesaid Willis Walden the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Willis Walden and his heirs forever one certain tract or parcel of land (the aforesaid Jesse L. Jackson reserving to himself and heirs twenty or thirty feet of said Land being and lying on the south side of the road leading from Perryville to Lebanon and above its furthermost apple tree from the house and nearest said Road so as to include the burying ground) situated being and lying in the county and state aforesaid on the waters of Chaplin and bounded as follows: Beginning at an elm in the edge of road leading from Perryville to Lebanon corner to Wilson Green thence N 40◦W152 ½ to a stake 1 pole East of a marked black ash tree thence West 90 poles, to a fallen mulberry and b__ corner to same thence S2◦E32 poles to two small hickories corner to Samuel Ewing Thence S2 1/3 E107 poles to fallen beech corner to same thence N88◦E42 ½ poles to a staked corner to same thence S4◦E98 ½ poles to a buckeye and white ash corner to James _ Rochester thence N 88◦E100 poles to a black walnut corner to Wilson Green thence N3◦W96 poles to a staked corner to same thence S88◦W20 poles to the Beginning containing 145 ½ acres be the same more or less which its appurtenances belonging thereto (except the aforesaid reserves) to the only proper use and behoof of the said Willis Walden and his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jesse L. Jackson doth convey the said land and premises unto the said Willis Walden his heirs and assigns forever doth and will forever warrant and defend (except the aforesaid reserve) from himself his heirs and assigns and against the claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever (except the aforesaid reserve).
      In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this day and date first above written.
      Jesse L. Jackson

      By these presents the said Jesse L. Jackson doth reserve to himself the privilege of making a fence of stone round said burying ground or anything which he the said Jackson may choose.

      Willis Walden

    Willis Walden land
    Willis Walden land
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1838  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden, white male over 21, listed with 145 acres in Mercer Co on Chaplin water course, valued at 2000; 7 horses valued at 250; 5 cattle valued at 40; total value 2290
    Tax List 1839  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres land in Mercer County
      Water course not listed (Chaplin is listed above)
      Value of land: $2,175
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total blacks: -
      Value of blacks: -
      Horses: 4
      Value of horses: 200
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle: -
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennetts: -
      Value: -
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Cash bonds: -
      Total amount: $2,375

    Tax List 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres of land in Mercer County on the Chaplin water course, valued at $3,030
      White male over 21: 1
      6 horses, valued at $300
      8 cows, valued at $30 over $50
      2 children between the ages of 7 and 11
      Total Value: $3,360
    Residence 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden enumerated on census as head of household 
    • FEDERAL CENSUS
      1840 Mercer County, Kentucky

      Willis Walden
      Males: 1 under the age of 5; 1 age 5-10; 1 age 30 - 40
      Females: 1 under the age of 5; 1 age 5-10; and 1 age 30-40

      1 person employed in agriculture
    Federal Census:  1840
    Willis Walden land
    Tax List 1841  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres of land in Mercer County
      Chaplin water course
      Value of land: 1700
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      White males over 21: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: -
      Value of slaves: -
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of horses and mares: 280
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle:
      , jacks and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years old: 2
      Value under the equalization law:
      Total Value: $2,030
    Misc 1842  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boyle County, Kentucky Formation 
    • Boyle County formed, carved out in part from Mercer County; Willis's land in Mercer became part of the new Boyle County
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Individual Note 22 Apr 1848  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Will 
    • John Walden will made this day; named wife Elizabeth; daughters Malinda Simpson, Pamelia Walden, Sophia Douglas, granddaughter Nacky Simpson; named sons Atterson and Willis as executors
    John Walden Will
    John Walden Will
    Misc 15 May 1848  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Will 
    • Will of John Walden produced to Garrard County court; Willis served as executor until the estate was finally settled in 1858
    Individual Note Sep 1848  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indicted for Murder 
    • Boyle Circuit Court
      September 1848 Term
      Tuesday September 12, 1848
      The Grand Jury indicted Willis for murder at the September 1848 term of the Boyle Circuit Court.

      Willis was brought into court in the custody of the sheriff on September 12, 1848. The court set bail at $4,000. Willis posted bond for half of the amount, his father-in-law Nathan Douglass put up the other half, all secured by their land and property.
      Willis was released on his own recognizance, and the case was continued to the next term of court.

      Newspapers reported that Willis whipped a female slave who then died

    • Order Book 2; page 518
      Boyle County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      Tuesday September 12, 1848
      The Commh of Kentucky, Plff
      Agt
      Willis Waldron, Deft
      Indictment for Murder
      This day the Deft being brought into Court in the Custody of the Sheriff, on motion of the Attorney for the Commh, he was placed in the custody of the Jailor, and the accused by his counsel moved the Court to admit him to Bail, and the Attorney for the Commh and the Counsel for the accused having agreed in writing, the evidence to be used on the trial of this motion to the Court for its opinion and judgment, the Court is of opinion that the accused is entitled to Bail, and orders that the accused may enter into a Recognizance for his appearance here with Nathan Douglass as his security in the penalty of $4,000, himself to be bound in the sum of $2,000 and his security in the like sum, and thereupon the accused Willis Waldron and Nathan Douglass came before the Court and acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commh of Kentucky in the penal sum of $4000, to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattels lands and tenements, that is to say, Willis Waldron in the sum of $2000 and Nathan Douglass in the like sum of $2000, to be void upon this Condition, that said Willis Waldron shall make his personal appearance in and before the Judge of the Boyle Circuit Court at the Court House in the Town of Danville on the 2nd day of the next Term of the Boyle Circuit Court and surrender himself in custody to answer the Commonwealth of an Indictment for Murder found to be a True Bill by the Grand Jury at the present Term, and not depart thence without leave of the Court, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

    • The case and all its files were transferred to the Garrard Circuit Court. The records from Garrard County largely no longer exist. The only record that remains (at the state archives) is the court order book, and that does not contain the deceased's name or an account of what happened.

    • Baltimore Sun
      Baltimore, Maryland
      October 28, 1848

      "Whipped to Death - A female slave was so barbarously whipped by a man, named Walden, near Danville, Ky., that she die dn consequence. Walden was held to bail in $1,500."

    • Boston Evening Transcript
      Boston, Massachusetts
      November 1, 1848
      "A female slave was so barbarously whipped by a man named Walden, near Danville, Kentucky, that she died in consequence. Walden was held to bail in $1500. What should be done to such a caitiff?"

    • Boston Herald
      Boston, Massachusetts
      September 21, 1848

      "A fellow named Walden, recently whipped a negro woman in Danville, Ky, so severly that she died. The murderer was held to bail in $1500."

    • Frederick Douglass Paper
      Rochester, New York
      October 20, 1848

      "The Danville (Ky.) Tribune of the 8th inst., says that a "gentleman" of that vicinity recently whipped a colored woman so severly that she died shortly afterwards. Walden, the inhuman being who perpetrated the act, has given himself up to the authorities who held him to bail for $1500."

    • Liberator
      Boston, Massachusetts
      November 10, 1848

      "A female slave was so bararously whipped by a man named Walden, near Danville, Kentucky, that she died in consequence. Walden was held to bail in $1500. What should be done to such a caitiff? Nothing will be."

    • Miami County Sentinel
      Peru, Miami County, Ohio
      November 30, 1848

      "A female slave was so barbarously whipped by a man named Walden, near Danville, Ky., that she died in consequence. Walden was held to bail in $1500."

    • Plain Dealer
      Cleveland, Ohio
      November 14, 1848

      "Whipped to Death - A female slave was so barbarously whipped by a man, named Walden, near Danville, Ky., that she died in consequence. Walden was held to bail in $1,500"
    Willis Walden Indictment
    Willis Walden Indictment
    Tax List 1849  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden listed on tax rolls for year with 145 acres in Boyle County on Chaplin water course; 3 slaves; 7 horses; 1 buggy; total value: $2,810 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres; Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 1600
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years of age: 1
      Total slaves: 3
      Value of slaves: 1000
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of horses and mares: 210
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $40: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages or harouches: -
      Buggies: 1
      Pianos: -
      Gold spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years old: - 4 (presume these are Eliza; John, Ellen, and Nacky)
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Value under the equalization law:
      Total value: 2810
    Individual Note 6 Mar 1849  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution 
    • Summary: Boyle Circuit Court; March 6, 1849; Willis appeared at the March 1849 term of the Boyle Circuit Court. The court, on Willis' motion, continued the case to the next term of court (September). The court again set bail at $4,000. Willis put up half of the amount, and his father-in-law Nathan Douglass and brother Atterson put up the other half, all secured by their land and property. After posting bond, Willis was released on his own recognizance.


    • Order Book 3; page 24
      Boyle County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      March Term 1849
      Tuesday March 6, 1849
      The Commh of Kentucky, Plff
      Agt
      Willis Waldron, Deft
      Indictment for Murder
      This day came the defendant in discharge of his Recognizance and swore to and filed his Affidavit herein and moved the Court for a continuance until the next Term of this Court. It is therefore Ordered by the Court for the reasons set forth in the aforesaid Affidavit that this Prosecution be continued until the next Term of this Court and Thereupon said defendant with A.L. Waldron and Nathan Douglass his securities came into court and acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commh of Kentucky in the penal sum of $4000, that is to say the said Willis Waldron in the sum of $2000 to be made and levied of his respective goods & chattels lands and tenements and the said A.L. Waldron and Nathan Douglass jointly & severally in the like sum of $2000 to be made and levied of their respective goods & chattels lands & tenements, but to be void on this condition, That said Willis Waldron shall make his personal appearance in and before the Judge of the Boyle Circuit Court at the Court House in the Town of Danville and surrender himself in custody on the 2nd day of the next September Term to answer an Indictment for Murder found to be in a true bill against him and not depart thence without leave of the Court, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Boyle Circuit Court
    Order Book 3; page 24
    March 1849
    Individual Note 4 Sep 1849  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution 
    • Summary: Boyle Circuit Court; September 4, 1849; Willis appeared at the September 1849 term of the Boyle Circuit Court. On Willis' motion, the court continued the case to the next term of Court (March). The court again set bail at $4,000. Willis put up half this amount; Nathan Douglass and Atterson Walden the other half, all secured by their land and property. After posting bond, Willis was released on his own recognizance.

    • Order Book 3, page 138
      Boyle County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      September Term 1849
      Tuesday September 4, 1849
      The Commh of Kentucky, Plff
      vs
      Willis Waldron, Deft
      Indictment for Murder
      This day came the Commonwealth by her Attorney and the deft appeared in discharge of his Recognizance and thereupon the said Willis Waldron with A.L. Waldron and Nathan Douglass his securities acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $4000, that is to say the said Willis Waldron in the sum of $2000 to be made and levied of his respective goods and chattels lands and tenements, and the said A.L. Waldron and Nathan Douglass jointly and severally in the like sum of $2000 to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattels lands and tenements, but to be void on this condition, that the said Willis Waldron shall make his personal appearance in and before the Judge of the Boyle Circuit Court at the Court House in the Town of Danville and surrender himself in custody on the 2nd day of the next March Term to answer an Indictment for Murder found to be a true Bill against him, and not depart thence without leave of the Court, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue, and this Prosecution is continued until the next term.

    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Boyle Circuit Court
    Order Book 3, page 138
    September 1849
    Tax List 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax list for year with 145 acres land in Boyle County on Chaplin water course; 3 slaves; 7 horses; 1 buggy; total value: $2,750 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres; Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 1540
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years of age: 1
      Total slaves: 3
      Value of slaves: 1000
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of horses and mares: 210
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages or harouches: -
      Buggies: 1
      Pianos: -
      Gold spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years old: - 3 (presume these are John, Ellen, and Nackie)
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Value under the equalization law:
      Total value: 2750
    Residence 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden enumerated on federal census as head of household 
    • FEDERAL CENSUS
      1850 District 1, Boyle County, Kentucky

      Willis Walden, 44 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer. Value of real estate 2500.
      Rebecca Walden, 44 years old, born in Kentucky
      Nathan Walden, 19 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer
      Eliza A. Walden, 17 years old, born in Kentucky
      John Walden, 14 years old, born in Kentucky
      Ellen Walden, 12 years old, born in Kentucky
      "Macca" A. Walden, 9 years old, born in Kentucky
      Addison P. Walden, 4 years old, born in Kentucky
    Federal Census 1850
    Willis Walden land
    Slaves 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Slave Schedule 
    • Three slaves: female, 22 years old; male, 16 years old; female, 3 years old
    Individual Note 2 Feb 1850  Franklin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution 
    • The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky granted Willis a change of venue for his murder prosecution, from the Boyle Circuit Court to the Garrard Circuit Court.
    • Willis obtained a change of venue for his murder prosecution, from the Boyle Circuit Court to the Garrard Circuit Court.

      From Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Passed at December Session, 1849
      Page 108
      Chapter 73
      An Act for the benefit of Willis Walden.
      Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That a change of venue is hereby granted to Willis Walden, who stands indicted for murder in the Boyle Circuit Court, to the county of Garrard, in pursuance of an act, entitled, an act providing for a change of venue in criminal cases, approved February 23, 1846, and upon his compliance with the requisitions and provisions of said act.
      Approved February 2, 1850.

      ** according to Kentucky law, a change of venue must be to an adjoining county
    Willis Walden Venue Change
    Willis Walden Venue Change
    Acts of The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Passed at December Session 1849
    Individual Note 5 Mar 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution 
    • Summary: Willis appeared at the March 1850 term of the Boyle Circuit Court, and agreed to the change of venue. Accordingly, the court ordered venue changed to the Garrard Circuit Court, and further ordered that all papers and transcript of the proceedings be sent to Garrard County. The court again set bail at $4,000. Willis put up half the amount; his brother Atterson and his brother-in-law Samuel Douglass put up the other half; all secured by their land and property. Willis was released on his own recognizance, to appear at the next May term of the Garrard Circuit Court.
    • Order Book 3(?); page 245
      Boyle County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      March Term 1850
      Tuesday March 5, 1850
      Commonwealth of Kentucky, Plff
      vs
      Willis Waldron, Deft
      Indictment for Murder
      This day came the Attorney for the Commh & the def’t appeared in discharge of his Recognizance, and it being demanded of him whether he would accept of the provisions of an Act of the Legislature of the Commth of Kentucky for the benefit of Willis Walden approved Feb 2nd 1850 authorizing a change of venue in this Prosecution, which is in the words and figured following, to wit “An act for the benefit of Willis Walden - Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that a change of venue is hereby granted to Willis Walden who stands indicted for murder in the Boyle Circuit Court, to the County of Garrard in furtherance of an Act, entitled an Act providing for a change of venue in Criminal cases, approved February 23rd 1846 and upon his compliance with the requisitions and provisions of said Act,” to which he responded in the affirmative and it is therefore ordered that the venue in this case be changed to the Garrard Circuit Court, and the Clerk of this Court is ordered to transmit the Papers of this suit together with a Transcript of the Record and Proceedings had in this Court to the Clerk of the Garrard Circuit Court, and thereupon the def’t Willis Walden together with A.L. Walden and Samuel Douglass acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $4000, that is to say, the said Willis Walden in the sum of $2000 to be made & levied of his goods and chattels lands and tenements and the said A. L. Walden and Samuel Douglass jointly and severally in the like sum of $2000 to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattels lands and tenements, but to be void on condition that the def’t Willis Walden shall make his personal appearance in and before the judge of the Garrard Circuit Court at the Courthouse in the Town of Lancaster on the First day of the next May Term of said Garrard Circuit Court, and surrender himself in custody to answer the Commonwealth of Kentucky of an Indictment for Murder found to be a true Bill against him, and not depart thence without leave of the Court, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Boyle Circuit Court
    Order Book 3(?); page 245
    March Term 1850
    Tuesday March 5, 1850
    Individual Note 28 May 1850  Gararrd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution 
    • Summary: Willis appeared at the May 1850 term of the Garrard Circuit Court. The court, on the Commonwealth's motion, continued the case to the next November term of court. The court set bail at $2,000. Willis put up half the amount; his brother Atterson and his brother-in-law Samuel Douglass put up the other half; all secured by their land and property. Willis was released on his own recognizance, to appear at the next November term of the Garrard Circuit Court.

    • Order Book 18; page 551
      Garrard County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      May Term 1850
      Tuesday May 28, 1850
      Commonwealth, Plaintiff
      vs
      Willis Walden, Defendant
      Ind
      This day came the attorney in behalf of the Commonwealth, as well the Defendant in discharge of his Recognizance, and on motion of the former ordered that this prosecution be continued and that Defendant be further bound …, and thereupon said Defendant together with Addison Walden and Samuel Douglas his sureties severally acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $2000.00 that is to say the said Willis Walden in the sum of $1000, and the said Addison Walden and Samuel Douglass jointly and severally in the like sum of $1000.00 to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattels lands and tenements, but to be void upon condition that the said Willis Walden makes his personal appearance before the Judge of the Garrard Circuit Court at the Court House in the Town of Lancaster on the 2nd day of the next November Term of said Court, and surrenders himself in custody to answer to a charge of Felony with which he stands Indicted and not depart without leave of said Court.

    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Garrard Circuit Court
    Order Book 18; page 551
    May Term 1850
    Tuesday May 28, 1850
    Agricultural Schedule Sep 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden
      Line 13

      Acres of Land, Improved: 80
      Acres of Land, Unimproved: 65
      Cash value of farm: 2500
      Value of farming implements and machinery: 100

      Livestock, June 1, 1850
      Horses: 7
      Asses and mules: 1
      Milch cows: 4
      Working oxen: 2
      Other cattle: 3
      Sheep: 40
      Swine: 30
      Value of live stock: 525

      Produce during the Year ending June 1, 1850
      Wheat, bushels: 30

      Rye, bushels: -
      Indian corn, bushels: 1000
      Oats, bushels: 200

      Rice, pounds, tobacco, pounds: -
      Tobacco: -
      Ginned Cotton, bales of 400 pounds each: -
      Wool, pounds: 80
      Peas and Beans, bushels: 10
      Irish Potatoes, bushels: 25

      Sweet Potatoes, bushels: -
      Barley, bushels: -
      Buckwheat, bushels: -
      Value of Orchard produce: -
      Wine, gallons: -
      Value of Produce of Market Gardens: -
      Butter, pounds: 100
      Cheese, pounds: -
      Hay, tons: 6
      Clover seed, bushels: -
      Other grass seeds, bushels: -
      Hops, pounds: -
      Hemp Dew Rotted, tons: -
      Hemp, water rotted, tons: -
      Flax, pounds: -
      Flax seed, bushels: -
      Silk cocoons, pounds: -
      Maple sugar, pounds: -
      Cane sugar, pounds: -
      Molasses, gallons: -
      Beeswax and honey, pounds: -
      Value of homemade manufactures: 50
      Value of animals slaughtered: 90


    Individual Note 26 Nov 1850  Gararrd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution 
    • Summary: Willis appeared at the November 1850 term of the Garrard Circuit Court. The court, again on the Commonwealth's motion, continued the case to the next May term of court. The court again set bail at $2,000. Willis put up half of this amount; his brother Atterson and brother-in-law Samuel Douglass the other half; all secured by their land and property. Willis was then released on his own recognizance.
    • Order Book 19; page 170
      Garrard County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      November Term 1850
      Tuesday November 26, 1850
      Commonwealth, Plaintiff
      agt
      Willis Walden, Defendant
      Ind
      This day came the attorney in behalf of the Commonwealth, and the Defendant appeared in discharge of his Recognizance. On motion of the former and for cause shown ordered that this prosecution be continued until the next Term, and that the Defendant be Recognized … and thereupon said Defendant together with Addison Walden and Samuel M. Douglas his sureties severally acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $1000.00 that is to say the said Willis Walden in the sum of $500, and the said Addison Walden and Samuel Douglass jointly and severally in the like sum of $500.00 to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattels lands and tenements, but to be void upon condition that the said Willis Walden makes his personal appearance before the Judge of the Garrard Circuit Court at the Court House thereof in the Town of Lancaster on the 2nd day of the next May Term and surrenders himself in custody to answer to a charge of Felony with which he stands Indicted and not depart without leave of said Court.

    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Individual Note 27 May 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution 
    • Summary: Willis appeared at the May 1851 term of the Garrard Circuit Court. On the Commonwealth's motion, the court continued the case to the next November term of court. The court set bail in the amount of $1,000. Willis put up half this amount, his brother Atterson put up the other half, all secured by their land and property. After posting bond, Willis was released on his own recognizance.

    • Order Book 19; page 281
      Garrard County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      May Term 1851
      Tuesday May 27, 1851
      Commonwealth, Plff
      agt
      Willis Walden, Deft
      Indict
      This day came the attorney in behalf of the Commonwealth and the Defendant appeared in discharge of his Recognizance. On motion of the former and for cause shown, ordered that this case be continued until the next term, and that the Defendant be Recognized … and thereupon said Defendant together with Atterson Walden his surety severally acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $1000; that is to say the said Willis Walden in the sum of $500, and the said Atterson Walden in the like sum of $500 to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattels, lands and tenements, but to be void upon the condition that the said Willis Walden makes his personal appearance before the Judge of the Garrard Circuit Court at the Court House thereof in the Town of Lancaster on the 2nd day of the next Nov. Term of this Court and surrenders himself in custody to answer a charge of Felony with which he stands Indicted and not depart without leave of said Court.

    Willis Walden Murder Indictment
    Willis Walden Murder Indictment
    Garrard Circuit Court
    Order Book 19; page 281
    May Term 1851
    Tuesday May 27, 1851
    Probate 1 Jul 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executor's Settlement 
    • Produced to July 1851 court, continued for objections.
      Produced to August 1851 court, ordered to be recorded.
      Recorded in Garrard County, Kentucky, Will Book M, page 359

      To estate from two sales: $1563.14; credits of $508.67 paid, plus payment for settlement and allowance to executors, gives $710,17 in debits.
      Leaving in executors' hands for distribution: $852.97.
      One ninth share = $94.77 4/9.
      Shows payment to Permelia, Elizabeth, Sophia, Angelina, and part payment to John.

      Addison Walden and Willis Walden executors

      Noted expenses paid: HK Wilson for coffin ($15.00); JQ Adams ($15.00); Elizabeth Walden ($200.00); Permelia Walden ($60.00); Malinda Johnson (late Simpson)($60.00).
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1851
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-1
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-2
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-3
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-4
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-5
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-6
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-7
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-8
    John Walden 1851 Settlement-9
    Individual Note 11 Nov 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution: Trial 1 
    • Summary: The case against Willis finally went to trial at the November 1851 term of the Garrard Circuit Court.
      Willis appeared in court on November 11, 1851. He was arraigned, and entered a plea of not guilty.
      The case then proceeded to trial. The jury members were: Elijah Arnold, Allen Burnsides, William McCarley, William Downing, Morgan Alford, Henry Arnold, James Wil…, Asa Brown, AJ Brown, James Patterson, Silas Figg, and Benjamin F. Robinson.
      After hearing the evidence, the jury retired to deliberate. They were unable to arrive at a verdict by day's end. The court sent them home for the night, to return the next day to continue their deliberations.
    • Order Book 19; page 449
      Garrard County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      November Term 1851
      Tuesday November 11th 1851
      Commonwealth, Plaintiff
      agt
      Willis Walden, Defendant
      Indict
      This day came the attorney for the Commonwealth, and the Defendant appeared in discharge of his Recognizance, and being thereupon arraigned, upon his arraignment plead not guilty and for his trial put himself upon the County and the attorney for the Commonwealth doth likewise, and thereupon came a Jury, to wit: Elijah Arnold, Allen Burnsides, William McCarley, William Downing, Morgan Alford, Henry Arnold, James Wil…, Asa Brown, AJ Brown, James Patterson, Silas Figg and Benjamin F. Robinson, who being elected, tried and sworn, well and truly to try and … deliverance make, between the Commonwealth and the prisoner at the bar, after hearing the evidence, and arguments of counsel, retired to their room, spent the remainder of the day therein, without having agreed upon a verdict, were brought into Court and after receiving a charge from the Court were permitted to disperse to meet again tomorrow morning 8 o’clock and by consent of the Defendant & sureties Def is permitted to stand on his Recognizance for his appearance tomorrow morning 8 o’clock.
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Garrard Circuit Court
    Order Book 19; page 449
    November Term 1851
    Tuesday November 11, 1851
    Individual Note 12 Nov 1851  Gararrd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution: Trial 1 
    • Jurors returned and continued their deliberations
    • Order Book 19; page 464
      Garrard County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      November Term 1851
      Wednesday November 12th 1851
      Commonwealth, Plaintiff
      against
      Willis Walden, Defendant
      Indictment
      The Jurors permitted on yesterday to disperse to meet again this morning 8 o’clock came into Court at the appointed hour and retired to their room
      The defendant appeared in Court in discharge of his Recognizance on which he was permitted to stand by the … of his surety.
    • Hung Jury: After deliberating for another day, the jury was unable to agree on a verdict.
      The court discharged the jury, and continued the case to the next May term of court.
      The court set bail at $2,000. As before, Willis posted bond for half this amount, his brother for the other half; all secured by their land and property. Willis released on own recognizance.
    • Order Book 19; page 465
      Garrard County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      November Term 1851
      Wednesday November 12th 1851
      Commonwealth, Plaintiff
      agt
      Willis Walden, Defendant
      Indictment
      The jurors in this case, after remaining in their room during the day, returned into Court and reported that they were unable to agree upon a verdict, and by consent of Deft, his counsel and consent of the atty for the Commth were finally discharged. It is ordered that the Defendant be bound for his appearance and the said Defendant Willis Walden, together with Attison Walden his surety, came into Court and severally acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $2000.00, that is to say, the said Willis Walden in the sum of $1000.00 and the said Attison Walden in the like sum of $1000.00, to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattles, lands and tenements, but to be void upon condition that the said Willis Walden makes his personal appearance before the Judge of the Garrard Circuit Court at the Court House thereof in the town of Lancaster on the 2nd day of the next May Term of said Court, and surrenders himself in custody to answer a charge of felony with which he stands indicted and not depart without leave of said Court.
      Ordered that Silas Figg and Benjamin Robinson be each allowed the sum of Two dollars for 2 days services as detained Jurors in the case of Commonwealth against Willis Walden, which is ordered to be certified and paid by the trustee of the Jury fund.
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Individual Note 11 May 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution 
    • Summary: Willis appeared at the May 1852 term of the Garrard Circuit Court. On the Commonwealth's motion, the court continued the case to the next July term of court. Apparently witness Dr. Nelson Craig, though summoned to appear, failed to do so.
      The court issued a show-cause order for Dr. Craig, to appear at the next July term of court, and explain why he should not be fined $50 for contempt of court.
      The court released the other witnesses, Sharod Burton, Andrew Knox, and Benjamin F. Durham on their recognizance bond.
      The court set bail for Willis in the amount of $2,000. Willis posted half of this amount, his brother Atterson the other half; all secured by their land and property. Willis was then released on his own recognizance, to appear at the next July term of court.
    • Order Book 1852-53; Volume 8; page 20
      Garrard County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      May Term 1852
      Tuesday May 11, 1852
      Commonwealth, Plff
      vs
      Willis Walden, Deft
      Felony
      This day came the attorney in behalf of the Commonwealth as well as the Defendant in discharge of his recognizance, and on motion of the Commth attorney and for cause shown, it is ordered that this suit be continued, and that the Deft be further recognisied whereupon the defendant Willis Walden, together with Attison Walden his surety, severally acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $2000; that is to say the said Willis Walden in the sum of $1000, and the said Attison Walden in the like sum of $1000 to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattels, lands and tenements, but to be void upon the condition that the said Willis Walden makes his personal appearance before the judge of the Garrard Circuit Court at the Court House thereof in the town of Lancaster on the 2nd day of the next July term of this Court, and surrenders himself in custody to answer a charge of felony with which he stands indicted and not depart without leave of said Court.
      On further motion of the attorney for the Commonwealth and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Dr. Nelson Crain, a witness for the Commonwealth in this case was duly summoned to appear here on this day and failing to do so, it is ordered that an attachment … against him returnable to the 2nd day of the next July Term to show cause why he should not be fined for contempt of Court in failing as aforesaid himself to be held to bail in the sum of $50 with good security in the like sum
      On motion of the Commonwealth attorney ordered that the witnesses in behalf of the Commonwealth be recognised for their appearance on the 2nd day of the next July Term, and thereupon Sharod Burton, Andrew Knox and Benj. F. Durham severally acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $100, to be made and levied of their respective goods and chattles, lands and tenements, but to be void upon condition that they severally appear before the judge of the Garrard Circuit court at the courthouse in the town of Lancaster on the 2nd day of the next July Term of this Court to testify in this prosecution in behalf of the Commonwealth & not depart without leave of said Court.
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Individual Note 27 Jul 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murder Prosecution: Trial 2 
    • Summary: Willis appeared at the July 1852 term of the Garrard Circuit Court. The case again proceeded to trial.
      The jury members for this trial were: George Denny, Thompson T. Taylor, John Q. Yantis, Feathergale Adams, John S. Hoskins, George Moore, Elijah Logan, Cyrus Doty, William Rainey, Levi Anderson, Gabrael J. Salter and William Burton.

      The jury found Willis not guilty.

    • Order Book 1852-53; Volume 8; page 135
      Garrard County Kentucky
      Circuit Court
      July Term 1852
      Tuesday July 27, 1852
      Commonwealth, Plaintiff
      agt
      Willis Walden, Defendant
      Indict
      This day came the attorney in behalf of the Commonwealth as well as the Defendant in discharge of his recognizance, wherefore and thereupon came a Jury, to wit: George Denny, Thompson T. Taylor, John Q. Yantis, Feathergale Adams, John S. Hoskins, George Moore, Elijah Logan, Cyrus Doty, William Rainey, Levi Anderson, Gabrael J. Salter and William Burton, who being elected, tried and sworn, well and truly to try and true deliverance make between the Commonwealth and the prisoner at the bar; after hearing the evidence & arguments of counsel, returned the following verdict, to wit:
      “We the Jury find the Deft Willis Walden not guilty of the offense charged in this Indictment.”
      It is therefore considered by the Court that the prisoner be discharged and go hence ...

    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Willis Walden Murder Prosecution
    Garrard Circuit Court
    Order Book 1852-53; Volume 8; page 135
    July Term 1852
    Tuesday, July 27, 1852
    Probate 9 Aug 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • $1061.75 for distribution
      1/9 share = 117.97
      distribution to all 9 children; only Malinda living in Garrard

      * Amt received included $ for hire of 6 slaves (Ben, Ned, Elijah, Jenny, Juda, Amy), three to JQA, one to H King and two to Christopher
      * payments to JQA for keeping old negros in 1851, court costs
      * Settlement made August 9, 1852; produced to court in September, continued for objections and exceptions; produced to court again in October 1852, no objections or exceptions made, settlement recorded
      * Atterson Walden and Willis Walden executors
    John Walden Executor's Settlement 1852a
    John Walden Executor's Settlement 1852b
    Individual Note 16 Aug 1852  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death of Wife Rebecca 
    Rebecca Douglass Walden
    Rebecca Douglass Walden
    at Perryville Cemetery
    Probate 9 Nov 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • distribution of proceeds from sale of slaves
      *sale brought 308
      * bills paid in about of 166.11; ills mostly fees + 75 to Sam Douglass for keeping old negro
      * left 2914.89 for distribution
      * 1/9 share = 323.87
      * payment to nine kids
      * settlement made November 9, 1852; produced to December term of Garrard County court, continued for objections and exceptions; produced again to January term of Garrard County court, no objections or exceptions lodged, settlement recorded.
    John Walden Nov 1852 Settlement - 1
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    John Walden Nov 1852 Settlement - 7a
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    John Walden Executor's Settlement
November 1852
    John Walden Executor's Settlement
November 1852
    Tax List 1855  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax list 145 acres land in Boyle county on Chaplin water coarse; 7 slaves; 8 horses; 15 hogs over 6 months; pleasure carraige/buggy; gold/silver/watches/clocks; total value $5,515; also listed with 27 acres of land in Mercer County on the Shawnee Run watercourse; valued at $405; taxed at 17 cents per $100 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres; Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 2175
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years of age: 3
      Total slaves: 7
      Value of slaves: 2800
      Horses and mares: 8
      Value of horses and mares: 240
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 18 years old: 3 (presume these are Ellen, Nackie, and AP)
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over 6 months old: 15
      Value under the equalization law: 300
      Total Value at 17 cents per $100: 5515
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: 100
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: 15
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: 115

      Willis Walden
      (same person as above)
      27 acres, Mercer County
      Shawnee Run water coarse
      Value of Land: 405
      Total Value at 17 cents per $100: 405

    Tax List 1856  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax list with 145 acres land in Boyle County on Chaplin water coarse; 2 slaves; 7 horses; cattle; total value: $4,005 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres, Boyle County
      Chaplain watercourse
      Value of Land: 2175
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 2
      Total Slaves: 2
      Value of Slaves: 1200
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of Horses and mares: 280
      Mules: -
      Value of Mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle:
      Value of cattle over $50: 50
      Stores: -
      Value of Stores: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 18 years old: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: -
      Value under the equalization law: 300
      Total Value at 17 cents per $100: 4005
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: -

    Tax List 1857  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax list with 145 acres of land in Boyle County on Chaplin water coarse; 3 slaves; 7 horses; cattle; total value: $4,780 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres, Boyle County
      Chaplain water coarse
      Value of Land: 2900
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: 2
      Total slaves: 3
      Value of slaves: 1500
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of horses and mares: 280
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: 100
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 18 years old: 2 (presume these are Nackie and AP)
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: -
      Value under the equalization law: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: 4780
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: -
    Property 5 Mar 1857  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Sold Land and House 
    • executors of John Walden, deceased, sold John's land to John Q. Adams
      $20.05/acre amounting to $6221
      land located in Garrard and Lincoln Counties, on both sides of the Lancaster-Crab Orchard turnpike
    • Garrard County, Kentucky
      Deed Book V; Page 34


      This Indenture made and entered into this 5th day of March 1857 between Attison L Walden and Willis Walden Executors of the last will and testament of John Walden deceased of the first part and John Q. Adams of the second part: Witnesseth: That for and in consideration of Twenty dollars and five cents per acre, amounting to Six thousand Two hundred and twenty one dollars and one cent all of which has been paid, the undersigned parties of the first part as Executors of John Walden deceased, have heretofore sold and by these presents doth hereby convey to John Q Adams the party of the second part and his heirs forever, the following tract or boundary of land, devised by the will of said John Walden to be sold by his Executors, lying and being in the Counties of Garrard and Lincoln on both sides of the Lancaster & Crab Orchard Turnpike road, and on both sides of the old dirt road between said points, and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a White oak thence S 73 ½ degrees E 192 poles to a stone near a Red bud stump with sprouts in Millers field and near a hollow, thence S 38 ½ degrees W passing between a marked Elm and white oak 122.5 poles to the center of the old dirt road, thence with central meanders of same and also with the Turnpike where it is located on the site of the site of the old road S 42 degrees E 40 poles, thence S 9 ¾ E 22 poles thence S 17 E 24 poles, thence S 8 degrees E 37 poles, thence S 11 W 8 poles to a stone on the West side of said road, thence S 88 ½ degrees W 97 poles to a stone near a Black Walnut, thence South 178 poles to a White oak and dogwood supposed to be in Baughmans old patent line, thence with said old line N 23 ½ degrees crossing Baughmans branch 200 poles to a stone on the North side of said branch and near an ash stump, thence N 47 degrees E 54 poles to an Elm, then N 40 degrees W 154 poles to a stone, in Jones & Taylors old line, thence with said old line N 56 degrees E 7.2 poles to a stone, thence N 57 E 68 poles crossing the Turnpike to a stone, thence N 14 ¾ E 75.75 poles to the Beginning, containing 310 acres, 1 Road, 3 poles and 99605 one thousandths of a square pole. And the party of the first part as Executors of John Walden deceased, doth hereby agree to warrant the title. Witness our hands and seals as Executors of John Walden deceased the day and date above written

      Willis Walden (seal)
      Atterson L Walden (seal)
      Exrs


      State of Kentucky
      Garrard County Sct

      I, William B Mason clerk of the County court for the County aforesaid, do certify, that this deed from Willis Walden and Atterson L Walden Executors of John Walden decd to John Q Adams was produced to me in my office on the 5th day of March 1857 and acknowledged by the said Willis Walden to be his act and deed. Said was this day again produced to me in my office and acknowledged by the said Atterson L Walden to be his act and deed. Whereupon the said deed together with this certificate has been duly admitted to record in my office. Given under my hand this 12th day of November 1859.

      William B. Mason clk
      Garrard County Court
    JW Estate to JQ Adams 6
    JW Estate to JQ Adams 5
    JW Estate to JQ Adams 4
    JW Estate to JQ Adams 3
    JW Estate to JQ Adams 2
    JW Estate to JQ Adams 1
    Probate 5 Mar 1857  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • Produced to March term of Court, Garrard County; continued for objections and exceptions
      Produced to April term of Court; no objections or exceptions made, ordered to be recorded
      Garrard County, Kentucky, Will Book O Page 115

      $12,222.66 in hands of executors (most from rent/sale of land and sale of slaves)
      235.50 paid out (paid to Wm. H. Anderson, Wm. King, John B. Adams, AE Gibbons, A. Oberman, and costs)
      leaving 11987.16 for distribution
      1/9 share = 1331.90
      partial payment to nine kids
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1857
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1857
    John Walden 1857 Settlement - 1
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    John Walden 1857 Settlement - 8
    Tax List 1858  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax list with 145 acres of land in Boyle County on Chaplin water coarse; 4 slaves; 7 horses; cattle; pleasure carriage/buggy; total value: $4,605 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres; Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 2175
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: perhaps 2
      Total Slaves: 4
      Value of slaves: 1600
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of horses and mares: 280
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: 50
      Stores: -
      Value of Stores: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 6 and 18 years old: 2
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: -
      Value under the equalization law: 500
      Total Value at 20 cents per $100: 4605
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: 50
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: -
    Probate 2 Sept 1858  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • Final settlement
      continuation of the 1857 settlement - distribution rest of money
      $11,987.16 in hands of executors
      $3 fee paid
      leaving $11,984.16 for distribution
      1/9 share = $1,331.56
      distribution made to 9 kids; notes Peyton is deceased
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1858
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1858b
    John Walden 1858 Settlement - 1
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    John Walden 1858 Settlement - 6
    John Walden 1858 Settlement - 6a
    John Walden 1858 Settlement - 7
    John Walden 1858 Settlement - 8
    John Walden 1858 Settlement - 9
    Tax List 1859  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax list with 145 acres of land in Boyle County on Chaplin water coarse; 5 slaves; 8 horses; cattle; 20 hogs over six months old; 5 tons hay; 750 bushels corn; 160 bushels wheat; total value at 20 cents per $100: $5,770 
    • Willis Walden
      145 acres; Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 2900
      Town Lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 2
      Total Slaves: 5
      Value of slaves: 2000
      Horses and mares: 8
      Value of horses and mares: 320
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 6 and 18 years old: 2
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: 20
      Value under equalization law: 500
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: 5
      Bushels of corn: 750
      Bushels of wheat: 160
      Bushels of barley: -
      Tons of pig metal: -
      Tons of blooms: -
      Tons of bar iron: -
      Total value at 20 cents per $100: 5770
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at ? cents per $100: -
    Individual Note 1 Aug 1859  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Election: Willis Walden appears in the poll book for District No. 1 of Boyle County for this election. Among others, he voted for Opposition Party candidates Joshua Bell, for governor, and WC Anderson for U.S. Congressman 
    • Willis Walden, along with Nathan and John Walden, appears in the poll book for District No. 1 of Boyle County, Kentucky, for this election held on August 1, 1859. Willis voted for the following candidates:
      Governor: Joshua Bell, running against Beriah Magoffin
      Lt. Governor: Alfred Allen
      Treasurer: Doughtery White
      Auditor: Thomas Page
      Attorney General: James Harlan
      Reg. of Land Office: John Herndon
      Sup. of Public Instru’n: Will F. Evans
      Pres. Board of Int’l Impvt.: D.R. Haggard
      Rep. to Congress: WC Anderson
      State Senator: T. Alexander
      State Legislature: Alex Sneed
      Sheriff: J. Williamson

      I have not checked the other candidates, but Bell and Anderson were Opposition Party candidates.
      James Chrisman, the Democratic candidate for US Congress, contested the election of William C. Anderson as U.S. congressman. The matter went all the way to the United States Congress. Anderson ultimately prevailed, and served from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1861.

    Individual Note 15 Nov 1859  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton Walden Estate: Appointed as Attorney-in-Fact 
    • Atterson appointed Willis Walden his attorney in fact, to collect and receive his portion of the estate of Peyton Walden
    Individual Note 19 Dec 1859  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton Walden Estate: Distribution  
    • 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
    • Distribution of Peyton's Estate: JC Browning, administrator, paid $2,300 to Willis Walden, as and for part payment of Willis Walden's distributive share of Peyton's estate
    Agricultural Schedule 1860  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden
      Line 16

      Acres of Land, Improved: 200
      Acres of Land, Unimproved: 160
      Cash value of farm: 7200
      Value of farming implements and machinery: 200

      Livestock, June 1, 1860
      Horses: 10

      Asses and mules: -
      Milch cows: 6
      Working oxen: 2
      Other cattle: 4
      Sheep: 26
      Swine: 20
      Value of live stock: 650

      Produce during the Year ending June 1, 1860
      Wheat, bushels: 140

      Rye, bushels: -
      Indian corn, bushels: 750
      Oats, bushels: 300

      Rice, pounds,
      Tobacco, pounds: -
      Ginned Cotton, bales of 400 pounds each: -
      Wool, pounds: 70
      Peas and Beans, bushels: 2
      Irish Potatoes, bushels: 15
      Sweet Potatoes, bushels: 6

      Barley, bushels: -
      Buckwheat, bushels: -
      Value of Orchard produce: -
      Wine, gallons: -
      Value of Produce of Market Gardens: -
      Butter, pounds: 200
      Cheese, pounds: -
      Hay, tons: 6
      Clover seed, bushels: -
      Other grass seeds, bushels: -
      Hops, pounds: -
      Hemp Dew Rotted, tons: -
      Hemp, water rotted, tons: -
      Flax, pounds: -
      Flax seed, bushels: -
      Silk cocoons, pounds: -
      Maple sugar, pounds: -
      Cane sugar, pounds: -
      Molasses, gallons: -
      Beeswax and honey, pounds: -
      Value of homemade manufactures: 20
      Value of animals slaughtered: 150


    Tax List 1860  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden listed on tax list with 350 acres of land in Boyle county on Chaplin water coarse; 4 slaves; 10 horses; cattle; 10 hogs over 6 months; 3 tons hay; 750 bushels corn; 130 bushels wheat; total value at 20 cents per $100: $8,750 
    • Willis Walden
      350 acres; Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 7000
      Free Negroes: -
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 1
      Total slaves: 4
      Value of slaves: 1200
      Horses and mares: 10
      Value of horses and mares: 450
      Mules: -
      Value of Mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: 100
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license:
      Children betwwen 6 and 18 years old: 1 (this should be, and we presume this is AP)
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: 10
      Enrolled militia: -
      Value under equalization law: -
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: 3
      Bushesl of corn: 750
      Bushels of wheat: 130
      Bushels of barley: -
      Tons of pig metal: -
      Tons of bloom: -
      Tons of bar iron: -
      Total Value at 20 cents per $100: 8750
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at ? cents per $100: -

      At end of tax roll:
      We further report, that we find the following persons listed too low, and annex the amount in the … columns … their names, in addition to what the assessor has listed them at, to equalize them with others taking into consideration locality and value of land, age and size of negroes, etc:

      Willis Walden
      10 acres, Boyle County
      Value of land: 200
      Total Value at 20 cents per $100: 200
    Residence 1860  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden, 54 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census as head of household; children John, Nackey, Addison in home; Perryville post office; farmer; owned real estate valued at 7200; personal estate valued at 3130
    • FEDERAL CENSUS
      1860 Census Boyle County, Kentucky

      (Perryville Post Office)
      Willis Walden, 54 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer. Value of real estate: 7200; value of Personal Estate: 3130
      John Walden, 25 years old, born in Kentucky
      Nacky Walden, 18 years old, born in Kentucky
      Addison P. Walden, 14 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year

    Federal Census 1860
    Willis Walden land
    Slaves 1860  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Slave Schedule 
    • One slave house and five slaves: female, 35 years old; female, 13 years old; male, 11 years old; female, 6 years old; male 2 years old
    Slave Schedule:  1860
    Slave Schedule: 1860
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Guardianship 21 May 1860  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Addison P. Walden, a minor over the age of 14, appeared in court and chose Willis Walden as guardian. Likely done so Addison could receive inheritance from grandfather Nathan Douglass's estate
    AP Walden Guardianship
    AP Walden Guardianship
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1861  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appeared on tax list with 360 acres land in Boyle County on Chaplin water coarse; 5 slaves; 11 or 14 horses; 4 mules; cattle; 20 hogs over 6 months; 5 ton hay; 1000 bushels corn; 200 bushels wheat; total value at 20 cents per $100: $7,200 
    • Willis Walden
      360 acres; Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 5400
      Free Negroes: -
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: 1
      Total slaves: 5
      Value of slaves: 1200
      Horses and mares: either 11 or 14
      Value of horses and mares: 400
      Mules: 4
      Value of mules: 150
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: 50
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 6 and 18 years old: 1 (this should be, and we presume this is AP)
      Free white persons that are blind:
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb:
      Hogs over six months old: 20
      Enrolled militia: -
      Value under the equalization law: -
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: 5
      Bushels of corn: 1000
      Bushels of wheat: 200
      Bushels of barley: -
      Tons of pig metal: -
      Tons of bloom: -
      Total value at 20 cents per $100: 7200
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: -

      At end of tax roll:
      We also report that the following persons are listed too low, and should therefore be raised. Their names are hereto appended in order to with - West End:

      Willis Walden
      Value of Land: 1800
    Individual Note 9 Mar 1861  Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peyton Walden Estate: Distribution  
    • Stephen Sampson, attorney in fact for AL Walden, Willis Walden, and Sophia Douglass, acknowledged receiving total of 712.60 from JC Browning, administrator, as part of distributive share of Peyton's estate due AL, Willis, and Sophia
    Tax List 1862  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax list with 150 acres of land in Boyle County on Chaplin water coarse; 5 slaves; 12 horses; 6 tons hay; 500 bushels corn; 500 bushels wheat; total value at 20 cents per $100: $3,350 
    • Willis Walden
      150 acres, Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 1950
      Free Negroes: -
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 1
      Total slaves: 5
      Value of slaves: 1000
      Horses and mares: 12
      Value of horses and mares: 400
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 6 and 18 years old: 1 (this should be, and we presume this is AP)
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: -
      Enrolled militia: -
      Value under the equalization law: -
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: 6
      Bushels of corn: 500
      Bushels of wheat: 500
      Bushels of barley: -
      Tons of pig metal: -
      Tons of bloom: -
      Tons of bar iron: -
      Total Value at 20 cents per $100: 3350
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at ? cents per $100: -

      The following appears at the end of the tax rolls:
      We also find the following listed too low. Viz raised their … as follows in the West End of Boyle County, and corrected their lists as below stated:

      Willis Walden
      Value of Land: 750
    Misc 6 Oct 1862  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Build Up to Battle of Perryville 
    • Maj. Gen. William Hardee reported that his troops occupied Perryville, and that on October 6 and 7, some skirmishing occurred between his cavalry under Col. Wheeler and the advance forces of the Union Army; reported a "macadamized" highway ran from P to L
    Misc 7 Oct 1862  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Build Up to Battle of Perryville 
    • Maj. Gen. Hardee reported that his troops occupied Perryville; on this date reported to Bragg that enemy was moving in heavy force against his position; was reinforced by Cheatham division that evening; Polk arrived, assumed command
    Misc 8 Oct 1862  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Perryville 
    • battlefield maps show fighting just to west and south of Willis; Union troops on Willis's land, post-battle; Wheeler report details fighting on Lebanon road, entire day of October 8, from daylight to nighttime; CS Cav. vs. US Inf, Cav, & Art.
      Col. Wagner (U.S.) arrived on battle ground in afternoon of October 8; Crittenden's corps was on either side of the pike leading from Perryville to Lebanon, or about 2 miles from Perryville
    Perryville Battlefield Map
    Perryville Battlefield Map
    Tax List 1863  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax list in Boyle County with 147 acres of land in Boyle County on Chaplin water coarse; value of land $3,000 - railroad tax only 
    • Willis Walden
      147 acres; Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of land: 3000 railroad tax only
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: -
      Slaves over 16 years: -
      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: -
      Value under the equalization law: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: -
      Value of Pleasure carriages …buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 6 and 18 years old: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: -
      Enrolled militia: -
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: -
      Bushels of corn: -
      Bushels of wheat: -
      Bushels of barley: -
      Sheep killed by dogs: -
      Tons of pig metal: -
      Value of sheep: -
      Tons of blooms: -
      Tons of bar iron: -
      Free negros: -

    Tax List 1863  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden appears on tax rolls for Mercer County with 150 acres of land in Boyle County on Chaplin River water coarse; 5 slaves; 1 horse; carraige/buggy; gold/silver plate; total value at 30 cents per $100: $3,125 
    • Willis Walden
      150 acres Boyle County
      Chaplin River watercoarse
      Value of land: 2250
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16: 2
      Total Slaves: 5
      Value of Slaves: 800
      Horses and Mares: 1
      Value of Horses and Mares: 25
      Mules: -
      Value of Mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of Cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of Stores: -
      Value under the Equalization Law: -
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: 3,075
      Value of pleaure carriages, …buggies …other vehicles for passengers: 25
      Value of Gold Silver and other Metallic Watches and Clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: 25
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total value at thirty cents per $100: 50
      Studs, Jacks, and Bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years old: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: -
      Enrolled militia: -
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of Hay: -
      Bushels of corn: -
      Bushels of wheat: -
      Bushels of barley: -
      Tons of pig m?: -
      Tons of Bloom: -
      Tons of ? Iron: -

      Same (Willis Walden) Guard. A. Walden
      ?? is this for AP??
      Land: -
      County: -
      Water coarse: -
      Value of land: -
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: -
      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: -
      Value under the Equalization Law: 500
      Total Value at 30 cents per $100: 500
      Value of pleaure carriages, …buggies …other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold Silver and other Metallic Watches and Clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total value at thirty cents per $100: -
      Studs, Jacks, and Bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years old: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: -
      Enrolled militia: -
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of Hay: -
      Bushels of corn: -
      Bushels of wheat: -
      Bushels of barley: -
      Tons of pig m?: -
      Tons of Bloom: -
      Tons of ? Iron: -
    Individual Note 5 Jan 1863  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tavern License 
    • Willis obtained a license to keep a tavern at Harrodsburg, Mercer County, KY. Willis as principal, John Walden as surety on the tavern keeper's bond.
    Willis Walden Tavern Keeper's Bond
    Willis Walden Tavern Keeper's Bond
    Tax List 15 May 1863  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U.S. Tax Assessment 
    • hotel, 6th class =$20 tax; retail liquor dealer = $26.67 tax; from January 1, 1863 to May 1, 1864
    Individual Note Sept 1863  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Guardianship & Settlement of Nathan Douglass Estate 
    • Settlement of Nathan Douglass estate. Willis, as guardian for Addison Walden, received Addison's share of the estate, totalling $120.48 (already received $500). Addison was a prisoner of war in Camp Douglass, Chicago, Illinois, at the time
    Individual Note Sept 1863  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Settlement of Nathan Douglass Estate 
    • final settlement, dividing proceeds from sale of Nathan's slaves and land. Each of Nathan's children to get an equal share, amounting to $4,345.89. Daughter Rebecca deceased - her share divided among her 5 children. Son William's share to Willis Walden
    • NATHAN DOUGLASS'S ESTATE
      Final Settlement
      September 1863

      Rebecca's father, Nathan, died in May of 1854. Final settlement of Nathan's estate was made in September of 1863. This settlement divided the proceeds from the sale of Nathan's slaves and land. Each of Nathan's children - William, Samuel, Polly, and Rebecca - were to get an equal share; each share amounted to $4,345.89. The settlement records note that Rebecca had died leaving five children; thus, each child was entitled to a 1/5 share, which amounted to $689.97, after deducting advancements and interest on those advancements.

      Son John received a $370 payment in May of 1860; and then another $170 in June of 1861. This left a balance due and paid to him, upon final settlement in September of 1863, of $53.11.

      Daughter Ellen and her husband George Davis received a $300 payment in September of 1859, and then an additional $250 in May of 1861. This left a balance due and paid to them, upon final settlement in September of 1863, of $33.23

      Son Nathan likewise received a $300 payment in September of 1859, and then an additional $250 in May of 1861. This left a balance due and paid to him, upon final settlement in September of 1863, of $33.23

      Daughter Nackie and her husband James Wade received a $300 payment in February of 1862, and then an additional payment of $273 in December of 1862. This left a balance due and paid to them, upon final settlement in September of 1863, of $77.23.

      And finally, son Addision received a $500 payment in May of 1861. This left a balance due him, at final settlement in September of 1863, of $120.48. Addison, however, was not present at the settlement because at the time he was a prisoner of war at Camp Douglas in Chicago. Willis received the money for Addison, as his guardian.

      Willis bought out his brother-in-law William's share and interest in the estate. This appears to have happened as early as September of 1859, when Willis acknowledged receipt of $1,804.65. Willis acknowledged receipt of another $1,000 in January of 1863, and then the remaining amount due in September of 1863.

    Tax List 1864  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden listed on tax rolls with 150 acres of land in Boyle County on Chaplin water coarse; 4 slaves; total value of 30 cents per $100: $2,650 
    • Willis Walden
      150 acres, Boyle County
      Chaplin River watercoarse
      Value of Land: 2250
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 1
      Total slaves: 4
      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: -
      Value under the Equalization law: -
      Total value at 30 cents per $100: 2650
      Value of pleasure carriages … buggies … and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other Metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of Gold and Silver Plate: -
      Value of Pianos: -
      Total value at thirty cents for $100: -
      Studs, Jacks, and Bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern License: -
      Children between 6 and 18 years old: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Hogs over six months old: -
      Enrolled militia:
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: -
      Bushels of corn: -
      Bushels of wheat: -
      Bushesl of barley: -
      Tons of pig m?: -
      Tons of bloom: -
      Tons of ? iron: -
    Property 10 Oct 1864  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sold Land 
    • Deeded 64 acres land in Boyle County to John Broyles for $2,762.75. Land description mentions waters of Chaplin, Mrs. Hope, Guthrie line; N.S. Ray line; J.A. Burton, George Davis
    • Willis Walden to John Broyles
      Boyle County Deed Book 9, page 234
      Deed dated 10 Oct 1864; recorded 10 Oct 1864
      Willis Walden and Sarah his wife of Boyle Co., to John Broyles of Boyle Co.,
      64 acres and 40 poles; $2,762.75
      Land description mentions waters of Chaplin, Mrs. Hope, Guthrie line; N.S. Ray line; J.A. Burton, George Davis.
    Tax List Sept 1865 
    U.S. Tax Assessment 
    • assessed 20 cents tax for 2 head of hogs
    Property 16 Aug 1867  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • purchased 18 3/4 acres of land in Mercer County for $3,000; land on Salt River, both sides of Harrodsburg-Perryville Turnpike, near Dry Branch Road. Also in land description: Charles Thompson
    • Willis Walden from Augustus & Bettie Jones
      Deed located in Mercer County KY Deed Book 37, page 391
      Deed dated 16 Aug 1867. Recorded 16 September 1867
      Augustus Jones and his wife Bettie to Willis Walden
      18 3/4 acres. $3,000
      Land situated on Salt River, on both sides of the Harrodsburg and Perryville Turnpike, near the Dry Branch Road. Others mentioned in land description: Charles Thompson
    Property 22 Oct 1867  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sold Land 
    • deeded 67 acres of land in Boyle County to Nathan Walden, for $1,472.65. Included in land description: waters of Chaplin,turnpike leading from Perryville to Lebanon, JA Burton's line, Mrs. Mary Hope's line
    • Willis Walden to N Walden
      Boyle County Kentucky Deed Book 12, page 134
      Deed dated 22 Oct 1867;
      Willis Waldon and Sarah his wife of Boyle Co., to Nathan Walden of Boyle Co.
      67 acres, 1 road and 19 square poles; $1,472.65
      Land description mentions waters of the Chaplin, turnpike leading from Perryville to Lebanon, JA Burton's line, Mrs. Mary Hope's line.
    • Deeded 159 acres of land in Boyle County to WG Broyles for $7,961.23. Included in land description: JA Burton, George Davis, waters of Chaplin, turnpike, and toll gate
    • Willis Walden to WG Broyles
      Boyle County Kentucky Book 11, page 26
      Deed dated 22 Oct 1867; recorded 24 Feb 1869
      Willis Walden and Sarah, his wife to WG Broyles of Boyle Co.,
      159 acres and 36 square poles; $7,961.23
      Legal description of land includes reference to land on waters of Chaplin, and references land of JA Burton, and George Davis. Also mentioned in turnpike and toll gate
    • Deeded 77 acres of land in Boyle County to George Davis for $1,479.61. Mentioned in land description: turnpike leading from Perryville to Lebanon; JA Burton
    • Willis Walden to Geo. Davis
      Boyle County Kentucky Deed Book 11, page 1
      Deed dated 22 Oct 1867; recorded Feb 1869
      Willis Waldon and Sarah his wife of Boyle Co., to George Davis of Boyle Co
      77 acres, 1 road and 38 poles. $1,479.61
      Beginning point for legal description of land is a stake in the center of the turnpike leading from Perryville to Lebanon. Also mentioned turnpike leading from Perryville to Lebanon, JA Burton.
    Tax List 1868  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden listed on tax rolls with 18 acres of land in Mercer County on Salt River watercourse; 2 mules; total value at 40 cents per $100: $2,100 
    • Willis Walden
      18 acres; Mercer County
      Salt River water coarse
      Value of Land: maybe 2000
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      Horses and mares: -
      Value of horses and mares: -
      Mules: 2
      Value of mules: 100
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Value under the Equalization law: -
      Value of pleasure carriages, buggies, and other vehicles for passengers: -
      Value of Gold, Silver, and other metallic watches and clocks: -
      Value of gold and silver plate: -
      Value of pianos: -
      Total value at 40 cents per $100: 2100
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Enrolled militia: -
      Children between 6 and 20 years old: -
      Hogs over 6 months old: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Free white persons that are blind, and post office: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb, and post office: -
      Number of dogs over two: -
      Number of sheep killed by dogs: -
      Value of sheep killed by dogs: -
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: -
      Bushels of corn: maybe 1
      Bushels of wheat: -
      Tons of pig metal: -
      Tons of bloom: -
      Tons of bar iron: -
    Property 1 Sep 1869  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • purchased 16 acres of land from TT & Nannie Smith, for $640. Land situated near the Harrodsburg and Perryville Turnpike. Others mentioned in land description: S. Rose
    • Willis Walden from Nannie E. Smith
      Mercer County Kentucky Deed Book 39, page 58
      Deed dated 1 September 1869. Recorded 1 September 1869
      Nannie E. Smith and TT Smith her husband to Willis Walden
      16 acres. $640
      Land situated near the Harrodsburg and Perryville Turnpike. Others mentioned in land description: S. Rose
    Residence 1870  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wm. Walden, 64 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census as head of household; farmer; owned real estate valued at 1200, personal property valued at 1800
    • 1870, Precinct 6, Mercer County, Kentucky (Harrodsburg Post Office)
      Wm. Walden, 64 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer. Value of real estate: 1200; value of personal property: 1800
      Sally Walden, 55 years old, born in Kentucky
    Tax List 1874  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden listed on tax rolls with 18 acres of land; 1 horse; pleasure carriage; total value at 45 cents per $100: $1,975 
    • Willis Walden
      18 acres of land
      Nearest resident: John Silcox
      In election precinct 6
      Value of land: 900
      Town lots: -
      Town or City: -
      No. of lots on town plat: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Horses and mares: 1
      Value of horses and mares: 50
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennets: -
      Value of Jennets: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Value under equalization law: 1,000
      Value of pleasure carriages: 25
      Value of gold, siver, metallic watches, clocks,
      gold and silver plate, pianos: -
      Total Value at 45 cents pr $100: $1,975
      Males over 21 years of age: 1
      Legal voters- white: 1
      Enrolled militia: -
      Children between 6 and 20 years of age: -
      Hogs over 6 months old: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      White persons that are blind: -
      White persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      No. of dogs over two: -
      No. of sheep killed by dogs: -
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: -
      Bushels of corn: -
      Bushels of wheat: -
    Tax List 1875  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willis Walden listed on tax rolls with 34 acres of land; 1 horse; pleasure carriage; gold/silver etc; total value at 45 cents per $100: $2,910 
    • Willis Walden
      18 acres of land, valued at 720
      Nearest resident: Wood N. Smith
      In election precinct 6
      Town lots: -
      Town or City: -
      No. of lots on town plat: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Horses and mares: 1
      Value of horses and mares: 50
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennets: -
      Value of Jennets: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Value under equalization law: 1,800
      Value of pleasure carriages: 10
      Value of gold, siver, metallic watches, clocks,
      gold and silver plate, pianos: 10
      Total Value at 45 cents per $100: $2,590
      Males over 21 years of age: 1
      Legal voters- white: 1
      Enrolled militia: -
      Children between 6 and 20 years of age: -
      Hogs over 6 months old: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      White persons that are blind: -
      White persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      No. of dogs over two: -
      No. of sheep killed by dogs: 7
      Value of sheep killed by dogs: 14
      Pounds of tobacco: -
      Pounds of hemp: -
      Tons of hay: -
      Bushels of corn: -
      Bushels of wheat: -

      Second parcel of land:
      16 acres of land, valued at 320
      Total Value at 45 cents per $100: 320

    Property 10 May 1876  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deeded Land 
    • deeded two parcels of land (18 3/4 acres and 16 acres) to Sallie E. Walden
    • Willis Walden to Sallie E. Walden
      Mercer County KY Deed Book 44, page 617
      Willis Walden to his wife Sallie E. Walden
      Deed dated 10 May 1876. Recorded 29 May 1876
      Two parcels: 18 3/4 acres; 16 acres. $1.
      First tract is the tract of land conveyed to Willis by Augustus Jones. Second tract is that deeded to Willis by Nannie E. Smith.
    Property 23 Oct 1877  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • purchase of land; two parcels 16 acres and 18 acres; $2,500 in all; same land as that conveyed by Willis to Sallie in 1876; and then from Sallie to Sarah Cook on this same date.; land on Harrodsburg-Perryville turnpike road
    • Willis Walden from Catherine Smalley
      Mercer County KY Deed Book 45, page 575
      Catherine Smalley and FM Smalley her husband to Willis Walden
      Deed dated 23 October 1877.
      16 1/2 acres. $500
      Land situated on the Harrodsburg - Perryville turnpike road.
    Property 10 May 1878  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • Willis Walden from Sarah Cook
      Deed located in Mercer County KY Deed Book 46, page 294
      Deed dated 10 May 1878
      Sarah E. Cook to Willis Walden
      Two parcels of land, 18 3/4 acres; 16 acres. $2000
      These two tracts of land are the same as that conveyed to Sarah Cook by Sallile E. Walden, same date, & is the same land conveyed to Sallie by Willis in 1876.
    Will 12 Jun 1878  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Executed Will
    • Willis Walden
      Will
      Mercer County, Kentucky

      Produced to court: December 1880


      In the Name of God

      I Willis Walden of the county of Mercer and state of Kentucky do this day make my last will and testament. First paying all of my just dets I then to my beloved wife Sallie E. Walden give two hundered dollars the remainder if any from the cash and cash notes and the sale of my interest in __??___ and my brothers mare and her off spring go to my three youngest children to wit John three hundred Nacky five hundred Atterson three hundred dollars the remainder if any be equally divided between all of my children. I give to my wife the remainder of all my property both real and personal to have and hold during her natural life at her death I desire it all sold and the proceds equally divided with all of my children. Willis Walden.

      Attest:
      John P. Laughlin
      Ciscelia Laughlin
    Residence 12 Jun 1880  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden, 74 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, enumerated on census as brother-in-law in home of Wm. C. Hughes; listed with erysipelas; could not read or write; retired millwright; Sallie in home, listed with cancer of the breast
    • CENSUS
      1880 6th District (Burgin) Mercer County, Kentucky
      Willis Walden, 74 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Virginia. Retired millwright. Listed with ensipidas
      Sallie E. Walden, 63 years old, born in Kentucky
      Willis and Sallie are living in the house of William Hughes (wife Eunice), age 64. Willis is listed as brother-in-law, Sallie as sister-in-law.
    Died 27 Nov 1880  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 29 Nov 1880  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Expenses 
    • Sallie paid JH Stagg $38 for "coffin and services, with hearse for interment of Willis Walden."
    • Sallie paid Bohon & Hansford, Dealers in Staple and Fancy Dry Good, Ready-made Clothing, Notions, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Etc.
      For 1 pair pants: 4.00
      For 1 vest: 2.50
      For 1 socks: .15
      Total: $6.65
    Probate 30 Nov 1880  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Payment for Medical Services 
    • on Chas. M. Dedman stationary; A.D. Price acknowledged receiving $3 from Mrs. Sallie Walden as payment in full for medical attendtion given to Willis Walden
    Probate 4 Dec 1880  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Expenses 
    • Sallie paid the trustees of Harrodsburg a total of $5 for interment ($4) and sodding grass ($1), December 4, 1880.
    Will 6 Dec 1880  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • will produced to Mercer County Court
    Probate 17 Dec 1880  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Payment to Printers 
    • Geo W. Tompkins on behelf of Gaither and Hardin, acknoweldged receivign $1.75 as payment for printing bills
    Probate 23 Dec 1880 
    Payment to Appraisers 
    • J.P. Laughlin acknowledged receipt of $1 from Sallie Walden for his services as appraiser
    • GF Neil acknowledged receiving $1 from Sallie Walden for his services as appraiser
    Tax List 1881  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis Walden, deceased; 18 acres and 40 acres; 1 horse; total value at 45 cents per $100: $1075
    Probate 3 Jan 1881 
    Auction of Stock 
    • payment of $2 to S.S. McFabridge, auctioneer, for auctioning off stock of Willis Walden
    Probate 28 Jan 1881  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inventory & Appraisement  
    • Inventory & Appraisement conducted by John Laughlin and L. Neild; property included cash, notes due and owing, sorrel mare and colt
    Probate 30 Jan 1881  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tombstone 
    • Sallie E. Walden ordered an Italian Marble tombstone for Willis; purchased from RK Graves; $15; headstone, including limestone base, about 3 feet high, 14 inches wide, and 2 inches thick; footstone included; Design No. 1 in John Pool's Book; to be delivered March 1881
    Willis Walden Tombstone
    Willis Walden Tombstone
    Probate 2 Feb 1881  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Payment of Court Costs 
    • Ben C. Allin, clerk of Mercer County court acknowledged receiving $5.00, payment in full, for court costs associated with filing will and inventory
    Probate 15 Jun 1881  Harrodsburg, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Payment to Phil B. Thompson, Sr. 
    • note to Phil B. Thompson, Sr., pay Phil B. Thompson Sr. $196 on November 15, 1881, for John Walden
    Probate 5 Nov 1881  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Settlement 
    Probate 11 Nov 1881 
    Distribution to Nackie and James Wade 
    • Sallie Walden, as administratrix of Willis Walden, paid Nackie and James Wade $375.90, their full distributable share of Willis Walden's estate, prorated according to Wills' will
    Probate 12 Nov 1881 
    Payment to E.J. Polk 
    • Sallie Walden, as administratrix of Willis Walden, paid EJ Polk $75 in full of claims in suit of Polk agisnt Smith administrator, Walden, & others; said amount being payment in full of those claims as a compromise
    Probate 17 Nov 1881  Augusta, Butler County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Distribution to AP and Mary Walden 
    • Atterson P. and Mary E. Walden acknowledged receiving $225.54 from Sallie Walden as their full distributable share of Willis Walden's estate, prorated according to Willis's will
    Probate 14 Dec 1881 
    Payment to F. Hall 
    • Sallie Walden, executrix of Willis Walden, decd, paid $29.54 to F. Hall. This was money going to son John, but on June 15, 1881 John assigned the balance of the legacy coming to him from Willis' estate to Mr. Hall
    Tax List 1882  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sallie Walden, exor for Willis Walden, deceased; 40 + 18 acres land; 1 horse; Total Value at 45 cents per $100: 1925
    Tax List 1883  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sallie Walden, executrix for W. Walden; 18 acres and 40 acres of land; 1 horse.
    Property 19 Jun 1886  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Remaining Land Sold 
    Willis Walden Land Sale
    Willis Walden Land Sale
    Property 21 Jul 1886  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Willis's children convey their interest and Sallie then sells Willis's land located on the Harrodsburg-Perryville turnpike road in Mercer County
    Buried Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Spring Hill Cemetery; Section H; Lot 3; Grave 4
    • Willis is buried in Section H of Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Specifically, he is buried in Section H; Lot 3; Grave 4. This is in the lot owned by Mrs. Sarah Williams. Willis is buried next to wife Sallie Davenport Williams Walden. On his other side, in an unmarked grave, is William Williams. Others in the lot are Sallie's first husband, James Williams, as well as Sallie's niece and her husband, Sarah Elizabeth Cogar and William Taylor Cooke, and then the descendants of William and Sarah Cooke.
      Inscription: Willis Walden Born Nov. 10 1805, Died Nov. 26, 1880.
      (Spring Hill Located on North Greenville street in Harrodsburg. Established in 1860 by the city.)
    • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15105583
    • GPS: 37.767829, -84.839283
    Willis Walden Tombstone
    Willis Walden
    Willis Walden
    Person ID I97  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 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 1 Rebecca Douglass,   b. 7 Mar 1806, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1852, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1830  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Garrard County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1797 - 1853, Compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery for the Garrard County Historical Society (page 106)
      Willis Walden - Rebecca Douglas
      Bond Date: April 5, 1830
      Bondsman: Joseph P. Letcher
      Bond #2040
      Consent: blank
      Return Date: blank
      Minister: blank

    Willis Walden Marriage Bond
    Willis Walden Marriage Bond
    Children 
    +1. Nathan D. Walden,   b. 19 Jan 1831, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1899, Bates County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     2. Eliza Ann Walden,   b. 1 Mar 1833, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1852, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [Birth]
     3. John Walden,   b. Abt 1836, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1898, Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Eleanor Elizabeth Walden,   b. 9 Feb 1838, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1927, Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Nackie A. Walden,   b. 12 Dec 1840, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1932, Mitchellsburg, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Atterson P. Walden,   b. 1846, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1897  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2019 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Cecil,   b. 1806, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1856, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 22 Sept 1853  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mercer County Kentucky, Mercer Co. Marriage General Index, listing marriage of Willis to Sarah Simpson, 1853, book 3, page 21.
    • Marriage Bond Book, 1848-55, page 619-620.
      Bond dated 12 September 1853. Willis Walden and George Davis bound in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, for pending marriage of Willis Walden and Sarah Simpson.
    • Consent for license given 12 Sept 1853 by Tho C. Campbell.
    • Authorization to issue license given by Mrs. S. Simpson on 12 Sept 1853.
    • Marriage on 22 Sept 1853, in the house of Mrs. S. Simpson, in the presence of G.W. Davis and Thos. Coleman.
    Willis Walden Marriage
    Willis Walden Marriage #2
    Willis Walden Marriage #2
    Willis Walden Marriage #2
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F4335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sarah E. Davenport,   b. 1812,   d. 1887  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1861  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mercer Co. Marriage General Index includes listing for marriage of Willis to Sallie Williams, 1861.
      Bond located in Marriage Bond Book, 1856-65, page 449.
      Marriage bond dated 17 July 1861.
      Willis Walden and John Burton bound in sum of $100, for pending marriage of Willis and Sallie E. Williams.
    • Marriage License & Certificate
      Mercer County, Kentucky
      Tho. Allen CC
      authorizing legally qualified minister of the gospel to join in marriage Willis Walden and Sallie E. Williams
      dated 17 July 1861

      "By virtue of the above license, the rites of matrimony were legally solemnized by me, between the said Willis Walden and Sallie E. Williams, at the residence of the latter, in the County of Mercer, on the 18th day of July 1861.
      Witnesses present, Mr. and Mr. W.T. Cook, John Burton, and Mr. and Mrs. Cochran.
      R. Milligan, Minister of the Christian Church

      * R. Milligan likely Robert Milligan, who at the time was president of Kentucky University (formerly Bacon College) in Harrodsburg
    Willis Walden - Sallie Davenport Marriage
    Willis Walden - Sallie Davenport Marriage
    Last Modified 24 May 2019 
    Family ID F4336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12081] Tombstone Inscription.
      with full date of birth and death

    2. [S11943] Census.
      1850 Boyle County, listing Willis as born in Kentucky

    3. [S11955] Tombstone.


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