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Family of John Walden and Elizabeth Pitts


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Welcome! These pages represent much of the information we have on our Walden family line. Clicking on either the master surname link, the Walden name index, or the descendant's chart link to the left should provide you with a list of names, and links to get you to their information. Or, you can follow each line by clicking on the kids' names listed on each page.
If you have any questions or information about these lines, we would love to hear from you! Please also see our traveling teachers home page (link at left) for further information and other family lines.
Happy Hunting!
Jim and Jan .... and Julie

*!* Updates and new information on Peyton and John Jr. are now complete. Check out these new pages, as well as other updated information, noted on our update page ... julie, October 2007.

*!* We have received the results from dna testing for John Walden's line. Please contact us for further information .... julie, October 2008.

*!*!* We have received results from dna testing, which support our theory that John had a brother Thomas. Please contact us for further information ..... julie, August 2011.




John Walden


Our Walden line is traced to John Walden, who was born circa 1762, in Virginia.

We believe John was the son of Lewis Walden. The biographical sketch for John's son, Atterson L. Walden, as published in Kentucky: A History of The State, 1887, by Perrin-Battle-Kniffin, notes that John's father was Lewis Walden.


John served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting from Caroline County, Virginia. John also married in Caroline County, and the above-referenced bio sketch notes that Atterson was born in Caroline County.

Colonial Virginia Source Records, 1600s - 1700s; Abstracts from 18th Century Virginia Newspapers contains a notice that a John Walden, of Caroline County, was the administrator for a Lewis Walden's estate. This was listed in the newspaper, The Examiner, on March 29, 1799. We are presuming this is our Lewis and John Walden. We do note, however, that there was another John Walden in Caroline County.


We know little else of John's parents or siblings. This is an ongoing area of research for us, as well as many other Walden researchers. Any information would be greatly appreciated!!





JOHN AND THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

John served in the Revolutionary War, as a private. He enlisted in 1778, at the age of 16, from Caroline County, Virginia. He was in the Battle of Camden and served for about 14 months in all.

More on John's service can be found here ...




John married ELIZABETH PITTS on February 18, 1800, in Caroline County, Virginia. The minister was Thomas Martin.


Elizabeth Pitts Walden
Many thanks to Dave for this picture!

Elizabeth was born circa 1779, in Virginia. We have been unable to find out anything about Elizabeth's family. If anyone has any clues regarding the Pitts family, we'd love to hear from you!



POSSIBLE TAX LIST
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
1800



A "John and Thomas Walden" are listed on the 1800 Personal Property Tax List for Spotsylvania County, dated June 26, 1800. The two are listed together as the persons chargable with tax, with the following taxable items:
1 free male above 16
2 slaves above 16
0 slaves between 12 and 16
2 horses
0 coaches
0 carriages
0 riding chairs
0 studs
for Tax payable: $1.12

* we do not know if this is our John. Given fact that we are a close dna match to a Thomas descendant; given the fact that the matching Thomas had a father Lewis and our John reportedly had father Lewis; and given fact that there is one reference of John and Elizabeth's daughter Sophia being born in Spotsylvania County in 1801; and given the fact that Spotsylvania is adjacent to Caroline County, we highly suspect that this indeed is our John.



1800 Tax List

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Waldenwood
Many thanks to Dave for this picture!
John and Elizabeth moved to Kentucky sometime between 1803 and 1805.

John was a farmer and slave owner. John and Elizabeth possibly first settled in Knox County, Kentucky. By 1807 they were residing in Garrard County, where they remained for the rest of their lives.

John and Elizabeth were the parents of nine children.
John and Elizabeth's home, known to family as Waldenwood, is located on the Crab Orchard Road, south of Lancaster, Kentucky. In 1857, John Walden's executors sold the land to John Quincy Adams - John's son-in-law. The house and land, 325 acres in all, in Garrard & Lincoln County, passed out of the family in 1874, when Angelina Walden Adams and others, as heirs of John Q. Adams, sold the land to Jordan Perkins.




View from inside Waldenwood
Many thanks to Dave for this picture!




MOVE TO KENTUCKY
PURCHASE OF LAND IN GARRARD COUNTY
LAND IN KNOX COUNTY



The biographical sketch for Atterson L. Walden notes that the family moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1805, and then to Garrard County in 1808.




John purchased 225 acres of land in Garrard County, in December of 1805.

Garrard County, Kentucky Deed Book C; Page 159
Indenture, dated December 14, 1805, between Richard Gaines, of Scott County, and John Walden, of Garrard County. For and in consideration of $600, R. Gaines sells to John a parcel of land in Garrard County, 225 acres, more or less, on the south side of the road leading from Lancaster to Crab Orchard. Land is part of Wm. M. Bledsoe's Survey of 450 acres and adjoining the land now occupied by John Williams or Berch Boughmans Survey and a survey made by Johns (could be Jones).





John first appears on the tax rolls for Garrard County in 1806. At that time he was listed with two parcels of land - the tract of land in Garrard County and a 98 acre tract in Knox County, Kentucky.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1806

3rd rate land: 225 acres
Land located in Garrard County
Dicks River watercourse
In whose name entered: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name patented: Wm. Bledsoe
White males over 21: 1
White males over 16, under 21: -
Blacks over 16: 3
Total blacks: 4
Horses: 3
Stud horses: -
Retail stores: -
Tavern license: -
Value of town lots: -
Wheel carriages: -
No. wheels: -
Record taken April 15

2nd rate land: 98 acres
Land located in Knox County
R. Castle watercourse
In whose name entered: Jno Forsyth
In whose name surveyed: Jno Forsyth
In whose name patented: Jno Forsyth



FURTHER EARLY TAX RECORDS


John is also on the 1807, 1808, and 1809 tax rolls in Garrard County. He still had the two parcels of land - the one in Garrard County and the one on Knox County.


Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1807

3rd rate land: 300 acres
Land located in Garrard County
Dicks River watercourse
In whose name entered: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name patented: Wm. Bledsoe
White males over 21: 1
White males over 16, under 21: -
Blacks over 16: 3
Total blacks: 4
Horses and mares: 4
Stud horses: -
Rates of covering: -
Retail stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Value of town lots: -
Wheel carriages: -
No. of wheels: -
Record taken April 21st

2nd rate land: 98 acres
Land in Knox County
R. Castle watercourse
In whose name entered: John Forsythe
In whose name surveyed: John Forsythe
In whose name patented: John Forsythe
Record taken April 21st



Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1808

3rd rate land: 225 acres
Land located in Garrard County
Dicks River watercourse
In whose name entered: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name patented: Wm. Bledsoe
White males over 21: 1
White males over 16, under 21: -
Blacks over 16: 3
Total blacks: 4
Horses and mares: 3
Stud horses: -
Rates of covering: -
Retail stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Value of town lots: -
Wheel carriages -
? wheels (can't read): -
Record taken April 19th

2nd rate land: 98 acres
Land located in Knox County
R. Castle watercourse
In whose name entered: John Forsythe
In whose name surveyed: John Forsythe
In whose name patented: not listed
Record taken April 19th




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1809

3rd rate land: 225 acres
Land located in Garrard County
Dicks River watercourse
In whose name entered: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name patented: Wm. Bledsoe
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 3
Total blacks: 5
Horses: 3
Stud horses: -
Rates of covering per season: -
Retail stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Value of town lots: -
Wheel carriages -
? of wheels: -
Record taken May 10th

2nd rate land: 98 acres
Land located in Knox County
Rock C. watercourse
In whose name entered: John Forsithe
In whose name surveyed: John Forsithe
In whose name patented: not indicated
Record taken May 10th



1810 CENSUS AND TAX RECORDS


John is enumerated on the 1810 Federal Census, in Garrard County, Kentucky. He is also on the 1810 tax rolls for Garrard County. He is again listed with two parcels of land.


1810 Census: Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky
John Walden
Males: 2 under the age of 10; 1 over the age of 45
Females: 3 under the age of 10; 1 age 10-16; 1 age 26-45
5 slaves




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1810

3rd rate land: 225 acres
Land located in Garrard County
Watercourse: not indicated
In whose name entered: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name patented: Wm. Bledsoe
Whites above 21: 1
Blacks above 16: 3
Total blacks: 5
Horses: 4
Stud horses: -
Rate of covering: -
Retail stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Value of town lots: -
Wheel carriage: -
No. of wheels: -
Record taken June 9th

2nd rate land: 98 acres
Land located in Rockcastle County*
Rockcastle River watercourse
In whose name entered: John P.
In whose name surveyed: John P.
In whose name patented: John P
Record taken June 9th

* Rockcastle County was formed in 1810, in part from Knox County. John's land, then, appears to have been in that part of Knox County that was partitioned off to form Rockcastle County.



FURTHER EARLY TAX RECORDS


John is listed on the 1811 and 1812 tax rolls in Garrard County. He still had the two parcels of land.


Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1811

3rd rate land: 225 acres
Land located in Garrard County
Dix River watercourse
In whose name entered: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name patented: Wm. Bledsoe
Whites above 21: 1
Blacks above 16: 3
Blacks total: 6
Horses: 4
Stud horses: -
Rate of covering: -
Retail stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Value of town lots: -
Wheel carriages: -
No. Wheels: -
Record taken May 21st

2nd rate land: 95 acres
Land located in RockCastle County
? River watercourse
In whose name entered: John Forsythe
In whose name surveyed: John Forsythe
In whose name patented: John Forsythe
Record taken May 21st




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1812

3rd rate land: 225 acres
Land located in Garrard County
D. River watercourse
In whose name entered: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name patented: Wm. Bledsoe
Whites above 21: 1
Blacks above 16: 3
Total Blacks: 6
Horses: 5
Stud horses: -
Rate of Covering: -
Retail Stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Value of town lots: -
Wheel carriages: -
No. Wheels: -

2nd rate land: 98 acres
Land located in Rockcastle County
R. River watercourse
In whose name entered: J. Forsythe
In whose name surveyed: J. Forsythe
In whose name patented: not listed



1813 - PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL LAND IN GARRARD COUNTY


John purchased additional land in Garrard County in June of 1813.

Garrard County, Kentucky Deed Book D; Page 462
Indenture, dated June 27, 1813, between Henderson Laurance and John Walden, of Garrard County. For and in consideration of $50, H. Laurance sells John a parcel of land in Garrard County, 30 acres, on the north side of the road from Lancaster to Crab Orchard, adjoining John Walden's property.



1813 & 1814 TAX RECORDS
SALE OF LAND IN ROCKCASTLE COUNTY



John is listed on the 1813 and 1814 tax rolls for Garrard County. He apparently had sold his land in Rockcastle County, as he is only listed with land in Garrard County on these rolls.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1813

3rd rate land: 250 acres
Land located in Garrard County
D.C. watercourse
In whose name entered: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: Wm. Bledsoe
In whose name patented: Wm. Bledsoe
Whites above 21: 1
Blacks above 16: 3
Total blacks: 6
Horses and mares: 5
Stud horses: -
Rate of covering: -
Retail stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Value of town lots: -
Wheel carriages: -
No. wheels: -




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1814

3rd rate land: 270 acres
Land located in Garrard County
Dix River watercourse
In whose name entered: Wm. B.
In whose name surveyed: Wm. B.
In whose name patented: Wm. B.
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 3
Total blacks: 6
Horses: 5
Stud horses: -
Rate of covering per season: -
Whole sale and Retail Stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Billiard tables: -
Wheel carriages: -
Value of land per acre: 4 Total value except stud horses, jack asses, and billard tables: 2060



1815 - 1819 TAX RECORDS


Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1815

270 acres 3rd rate land
Land located in Garrard County
Dicks River water coarse
Name in whom entered: Bledsoe
Name in whom surveyed: Same
Name in who patented: Same
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 2
Total Blacks: 5
Horses, mares: 5
Stud horses & Jacks: -
Rate of covering: -
Wholesale ?: -
Tavern license: -
Billiard tables: -
Wheel carriages: -
Value of land per acre: $4
Total Value except stud horses, jacks, and billiard tables: 1800




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1816

270 acres 3rd rate land
land located in Garrard County
Maybe Back C. water coarse
In whose name entered: maybe Knox
In whose name surveyed: same
In whose name patented: same
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 2
Total Blacks: 5
Horses, mares: 6
Studs and Jacks: -
Rate of covering: -
Wholesale: -
Tavern License: -
Billiard Tables: -
Value of land per acre: $4
Total Value except studs, jacks, and billiards: 2180




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1817

270 acres 3rd rate land
land located in Garrard County
Maybe Drakes water coarse
In whose name entered: not listed
In whose name surveyed: not listed
In whose name patented: not listed
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 2
Total Blacks: 5
Horses, mares: 6
Studs and Jacks: -
Rate of covering: -
Wholesale: -
Tavern License: -
Billiard Tables: -
Value of land per acre: $4
Total Value except studs, jacks, and billiards: 1800




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1818

John Walden
1?0 acres 3rd rate land in Garrard County
Drakes Creek water course
In whose name entered: left blank (or "dittoed" from prior page)
In whose name surveyed: left blank
In whose name patented: left blank
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 2
Total blacks: 5
Horses, mares: 5
Studs and Jacks: -
Rate of covering: -
Whole sale: -
Tavern license: -
Billiard table: -
Wheel carriage: -
Value of land : 4
Total value except studs and jacks: $1,800




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1819

John Walden
370 acres 3rd rate land located in Garrard County
Dick's River water course
In whose name entered: Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: same
In whose name patented: same
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
Blacks over 16: 2
Total blacks: 5
Horses, mares: 5
Studs and Jacks: 1
Rates of covering: can't read. maybe 4
Wholesale: -
Tavern license: -
Billiard tables: -
Wheel carriages: -
Value land/acres: 5
Total value except studs and jacks: $3,200



CENSUS RECORDS


John is enumerated as head of household in Garrard County, Kentucky on the 1820 census.


1820: Garrard County, Kentucky
John Walden
Males: 2 under the age of 5; 1 age 5-10; 1 age 30-40
Females: 2 age 5-10; 1 age 10-15; 1 age 15-20
7 slaves
* This does not correspond with what we know of the family; but the record 'is what it is.'



1820 - 1829 TAX RECORDS


John is listed on the 1820 - 1829 tax rolls for Garrard County.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1820


John Walden
270 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
Dicks river water coarse
In whose name entered: Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: same
In whose name patented: same
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
Blacks over 16: difficult to read, maybe 3
Total blacks: difficult to read, maybe 4
Horses, mares: difficult to read, maybe 5
Studs and jacks: difficult to read, maybe 1
Rate of covering: 4
Whole sale store: -
Tavern license: -
Billiard tables: -
Wheel carriage: -
Value of land/acre: 4
Total value except studs, jacks: difficult to read




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1822


Listing #1
John Walden
270 acres 3rd rate land located in Garrard County
Dicks River water course
In whose name entered: Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: same
In whose name patented: same
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
Blacks over 16: 4
Total blacks: 7
Horses, mares: 6
Studs, jacks: -
Rates of covering: -
Whole and R. Stores: -
Tavern license: -
Billiard tables: -
Wheel carriages:-
Number of children: 3
No. School district: 8
Value of land per acre: 4
Total Value except studs, jacks: $4,145 (for both listings)

Listing #2
Ĺ acres 1st rate land located in Lincoln County
Crab Orchard water course
In whose name entered: not listed
In whose name surveyed: same
In whose name patented: same
Value of land per acre: .50




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1823


Rolls are very faded and difficult to read.

John Walden
270 acres land in Garrard County
Dicks River water course
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 4
Total blacks: 7
Horses, mares: 6
Total Value: $3,585




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1824


John Walden
270 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
Dicks River water course
In whose name entered: Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: same
In whose name patented: same
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
Blacks over 16: 4
Total blacks: 8
Horses, mares: 7
Studs, jacks: -
Rates of covering per season: -
Wholesale and Retail Stores: -
Tavern license: -
Billiard tables: -
Wheel carriages: -
Value of land per acre: 6
Total Value except studs, jacks: $4,420




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1825


John Walden

Listing #1
270 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
Dicks River water course
In whose named entered: Bledsoe
In whose name surveyed: same
In whose name patentend: same
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
Blacks over 16: 4
Total blacks: 8
Horses, mares: 6
Studs, jacks: -
Rates of covering per season: -
Whole sale and R stores: -
Tavern license: -
Billiard tables: -
Wheel carriages: -
Value of land per acres: 7
Total value except studs and jacks: $5,920 (for both)

Listing #2
One town lot
Value of land per acre: 50




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1827


Jno Walden
270 acres of land located in Garrard County
Drakeís creek water course
In whose named entered: not listed
In whose name surveyed: not listed
In whose name patented: not listed
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in town: -
Blacks over 16: 5
Total blacks: 8
Horses: 6
Studs: -
Rates of covering: -
Stores: -
T. licenses: -
B. Tables: -
Carriages: -
Land per acre: 4
Total Value: $3,7 (didnít get rest of number)




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1828


John Walden
270 acres 3rd rate land located in Garrard County
Dicks River water course
In whose named entered: Renfro
In whose name surveyed: same
In whose name patented: same
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in town: -
Blacks over 16: 6
Total blacks: 10
Horses, mares: 6
Studs, Jacks: -
Rates of covering per season: -
Wholesale and Retail Stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Billiard Tables: -
Wheel Carriages: -
Value of land per acre: 4
Total Value except studs, jacks: didnít capture




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1829


John Walden
270 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
Dicks River water course
In whose named entered: Renfro
In whose name surveyed: not listed
In whose name patented: not listed
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in town: -
Blacks over 16: 6
Total blacks: 10
Horses, mares: 6
Studs, Jacks: -
Rates of covering per season: -
Wholesale and Retail Stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Billiard Tables: -
Wheel Carriages: -
Value of land per acre: 4
Total Value except studs, jacks: $3,000



CENSUS RECORDS


John is enumerated as head of household in Garrard County, Kentucky on the 1830 census.


1830: Garrard County, Kentucky
John Waldon
Males: 2 or 3 age 15-20; 1 age 60-70
Females: 2 or 3 age 10-15; 1 age 15-20; 1 age 20-30; 1 age 40-50



1830 - 1832 TAX RECORDS


Do not have the tax rolls for 1830.

Tax rolls for 1831 and 1832 are not available.



SURVEY OF LAND

John had a survey of his land conducted in 1831, to establish corners.

Garrard County, Kentucky Deed Book K; Page 423
At request of John Walden, processioners established some of John Walden's corners, May 1831. Started in Lincoln County. Names mentioned: Anthony Cooke; James Renfro old survey; Jonathan Taylor; John Jones old survey



1833 - 1834 TAX RECORDS


John is listed on the 1833 and 1834 tax rolls for Garrard County.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1833


John Walden
270 acres 2nd rate land located in Garard County
Water course not listed
In whose named entered: not listed
In whose name surveyed: not listed
In whose name patented: not listed
White males over 21: 1
White males over 21 in town: -
Blacks over 16: 5
Total blacks: 11
Slaves hired: -
Horses, mares: 9
Studs, Jacks: -
Rates of covering per season: -
Wholesale and Retail Stores: -
Tavern licenses: -
Billiard Tables: -
Wheel Carriages: -
Town lots: -
Value of land per acre: 6
Total Value except studs, jacks: $5,000




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1834


Tax rolls for 1834 are not available.



1835 POLL BOOK
Garrard County

John Walden Sr. is listed in the 1835 poll book for Garrard County. John is listed with hash marks in the following columns:
Anderson
Macon/Mason



1835 - 1837 TAX RECORDS


John is listed on the 1835 - 1837 tax rolls for Garrard County.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1835


John Walden
270 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard county
Water course not listed
In whose named entered: not listed
In whose name surveyed: not listed
In whose name patented: not listed
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 6
Total blacks: 12
Horses, mares: 7
Studs, Jacks: -
Rates of covering per season: -
Cattle over 50: -
Retail stores: -
Town lots 1
Value of land per acre: 4
Total Value except studs, jacks: $4,890




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1836


John Walden
270 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
Water course not listed
In whose named entered: not listed
In whose name surveyed: not listed
In whose name patented: not listed
White males over 21: 1
Blacks over 16: 7
Total blacks: 14
Horses, mares: 9
Cattle over 50: 50
Stores: -
Town lots : -
Value of land per acre: 5
Value of Land: $1610
Total Value except studs, jacks: $6,700




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1837


John Walden
270 acres of land in Garrard County
D. River water course
Value of Land: $2,160
Town lots: -
Value of town lots: -
Whites over 21: 1
Number of blacks: 14
Aggregate Value of: $7,000
Horses, mares: 9
Aggregate Value of: $450
Number of mules: -
Aggregate value of: -
Number of Jennies: -
Aggregate Value of: -
Number of cattle: 25
Aggregate value of: 100
Stores: -
Total value: $9,610



PURCHASE OF LOTS IN CRAB ORCHARD

John purchased two lots of ground in Crab Orchard from George Hedrick on August 23, 1838. The lots were on the Stanford Street, and described as Lots 23 and 24, as noted in the platte of Crab Orchard. John paid $700 for the lots.

Names mentioned in the land description are: A. Shanks, Whitley, and Newland. The description also mentioned Hedrick's old blacksmith shop and Shanks' tan yard lot.

B. Polite and A. Shanks were witnesses.



1838 - 1839 TAX RECORDS


John is listed on the 1838 tax rolls for Garrard County.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1838


John Walden, Sr.
270 acres of land in Garrard County
D. River water course
Value of land: $2,160
Persons entitled to vote: 1
White over 21: 1
Total number of blacks: canít read
Value of blacks: canít read
Horses: 10 or 11
Value of Horses: 400
Mules: -
Value of Mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of Jennies: -
Number of cattle: 25
Value of cattle over $50 worth: 150?
Town lots: -
Value of town lots: -
Retail stores: -
Amount of other estate not specified over $300 worth: 900
Total amount of estate: $8,760




The tax rolls f
Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1839


or 1839 are not available.



SALE OF HOUSE AND LOT IN CRAB ORCHARD

John sold a house and lot in Crab Orchard to B. Nordike on May 23, 1839. The lot, found on the 1st platte map for the town, fronted Main Street, in the southeast part of town, and adjoined the property of John L. Whitley, deceased, and the property of Michael ?, deceased. Mr. Nordike paid John $70 for the lot.

Hiram Roberts and W. Hutchison were witnesses to the indenture.

Hiram Roberts and John Bryant, Justices of the Peace for Lincoln County, examined Elizabeth and certified that she had freely and of her own consent relinquished her right of dower to the property.



CENSUS RECORDS

John is enumerated as head of household in Garrard County, Kentucky on the 1840 census.

1840: Garrard County, Kentucky
John Walden
M: 70-80; 3 20-30
F: 50-60; 3 20-30; 15-20, under 5.
John is also listed as a Veteran, age 78, with 26 slaves



1840 - 1848 TAX RECORDS


John is listed on the 1840 - 1848 tax rolls for Garrard County.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1840


Lower Division

John Walden
270 acres land in Garrard County
Dicks River water course
Value of land: $2,160
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: 1
Slaves over 16: 6
Total slaves: 17
Value of slaves: $6,000
Horses and mares: 8
Value of horses and mares: 400
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: 15
Value of cattle over 50: 50
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Carriages: 1
Value of carriages: 30
Studs, jacks, bulls: -
Rates per season: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 7 and 17 years: -
Value under the equalization law: 1450
Total value: $9,655




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1841


John Walden
270 acres of land located in Garrard county
Dicks river water course
Value of land: 2160
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: 1
Slaves over 16: 6
Total slaves: 14
Value of slaves: ?,000
Horses and mares: 8
Value of horses and mares: 380
Mules:
Value of mules:
Jennies:
Value of jennies:
Cattle: 15
Value of cattle over 50: 65
Stores:
Value of stores:
Carriages: 1
Value of carriages: 30
Studs, jacks, bulls:
Rates per season:
Tavern license:
Children between 7 and 17 years:
Value under the equalization law: 800
Total value: $8,435




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1842


The rolls for 1842 are very faded - difficult if not impossible to read.




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1843


John Walden, Sr.
270 acres of land located in Garrard county
Dicks river water course
Value of land: 1820
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: 1
Slaves over 16: 7
Total slaves: 14
Value of slaves: $3,640
Horses and mares: 11
Value of horses and mares: 250
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: 18
Value of cattle over 50: 40
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Pleasure carriages: -
Buggies: -
Pianos: -
Gold Spectacles: -
Gold watches: -
Studs, jacks, bulls: -
Rates per season: -
Silver lever watches: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 5 and 16 years: -
Value under the equalization law: 200
Total value: $5,880




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1844


John Walden
270 acres land located in Garrard county
Dicks river water course
Value of land: 2160
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: 1
Slaves over 16: 8
Total slaves: 14
Value of slaves: 4200
Horses and mares: 9
Value of horses and mares: 270
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: 12
Value of cattle over 50: 60
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Pleasure carriages: -
Buggies: -
Pianos: -
Gold Spectacles: -
Gold watches: -
Studs, jacks, bulls: -
Rates per season: -
Silver lever watches: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 5 and 16 years: -
Value under the equalization law: 300
Total value: canít read




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1845


John Walden
270 acres land
Dix River water course
Value of land: 2160
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: 1
Slaves over 16: 8
Total slaves: 13
Value of slaves: 4370
Horses and mares: 9
Value of horses and mares: 180
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: 15
Value of cattle over 50: canít read
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Pleasure carriages: -
Buggies: -
Pianos: -
Gold Spectacles: -
Gold watches: -
Studs, jacks, bulls: -
Rates per season: -
Silver lever watches: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 5 and 16 years: -
Value under the equalization law: canít read
Total value: $7,015




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1846


John Walden
270 acres of land in Garrard County
Dix River water course
Value of land: 1620
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: 1
Slaves over 16: 8
Total slaves: 14
Value of slaves: 4075
Horses and mares: 10
Value of horses and mares: 350
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: 13
Value of cattle over 50: 100
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Pleasure carriages: -
Buggies: -
Pianos: -
Gold Spectacles: -
Gold watches: -
Studs, jacks, bulls: 1
Rates per season: -
Silver lever watches: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 5 and 16 years: -
Value under the equalization law: 475
Total value: $6,570




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1847


John Walden
270 acres of land
Water course not listed
Value of land: 1620
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: 1
Slaves over 16: 9
Total slaves: 18
Value of slaves: 5075
Horses and mares: 13
Value of horses and mares: 260
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: 13
Value of cattle over 50: 50
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Pleasure carriages: -
Buggies: -
Pianos: -
Gold Spectacles: -
Gold watches: -
Studs, jacks, bulls: -
Rates per season: -
Silver lever watches: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 5 and 16 years: -
Value under the equalization law: 2/750
Total value: $7,255




Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1848


John Walden
270 acres of land
Dix River water course
Value of land: 2700
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: 1
Slaves over 16: 8
Total slaves: 14
Value of slaves: 3700
Horses and mares: 13
Value of horses and mares: canít read
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: 16
Value of cattle over 50: canít read Ė maybe 46, maybe 116
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Pleasure carriages: -
Buggies: -
Pianos: -
Gold Spectacles: -
Gold watches: -
Studs, jacks, bulls: -
Rates per season: -
Silver lever watches: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 5 and 16 years: -
Free white persons that are blind: -
Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
Value under equalization law: 400
Total value: $7,106



DEATH OF JOHN WALDEN

John died on April 25, 1848, in Garrard County, Kentucky.



JOHN WALDEN ESTATE PROCEEDINGS

WILL
John left a will.
The will is dated April 22, 1848, Garrard County, Kentucky. Produced to May term of court, 1848.
Witnesses: Williamsin Mullins and Thomas Welch


INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT
An inventory and appraisemnt of part of the personal estate of John Walden, was conducted and then filed for record by executors Atterson and Willis Walden, on June 1, 1848.
Personal property included 6 horses, a couple of cows, lot of sheep, 6 steers, harness, saddle, corn, and 2 barrels of whiskey.


ESTATE SALES
Two estate sales are recorded.

Estate Sale #1
Sale of possessions yielded 381.08 3/4.
Additional cash on hand, money received for hire of two slaves, and note from John Q. Adams
Total amount from sale: $763.64.
Noted buyers: Na T. Douglass (bed and furniture); John Q. Adams (whiskey, corn); Sam. Douglass (cow and calf).

Estate Sale #2
Sale of possessions & hire of 5 slaves yielded $799.50.
Noted buyers: John Q. Adams, Stephen Sampson, Thomas Johnson, Samuel Douglass, James Douglass, Permelia Walden, AL Walden, Elizabeth Walden, John D. Adams, and what looks to be 3 slaves (Andy, Ben, Washington)




1849 TAX RECORDS


Elizabeth is listed on the 1849 tax rolls for Garrard County.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1849


Elizabeth Walden
270 acres of land
Water course not listed
Value of land: 2700
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: -
Slaves over 16: 5
Total slaves: 12
Value of slaves: 3300
Horses and mares: 5
Value of horses and mares: maybe 100
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: -
Value of cattle over 50: 36
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Pleasure carriages: -
Buggies: -
Pianos: -
Gold Spectacles: -
Gold watches: -
Studs, jacks, bulls: -
Rates per season: -
Silver lever watches: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 5 and 16 years: -
Free white persons that are blind: -
Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
Value under equalization law: -
Total value: $6,136



CENSUS READINGS

1850 Garrard County, Kentucky
Elizabeth Walden, 68 years old, born in Virginia, is listed as living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Angelina and John Q. Adams.
Elizabeth had two slaves: an eleven-year-old male and a six-year-old female.



1850 TAX RECORDS


Elizabeth is listed on the 1850 tax rolls for Garrard County.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1850


Elizabeth Walden
275 acres of land located in Garrard County
Dix River water course
Value of land: 3300
Town lots: -
Value of each lot: -
White males over 21 years of age: -
Slaves over 16: 7
Total slaves: 9
Value of slaves: 3500
Horses and mares: 2
Value of horses and mares: 100 or 110
Mules: -
Value of mules: -
Jennies: -
Value of jennies: -
Cattle: -
Value of cattle over 50: -
Stores: -
Value of stores: -
Pleasure carriages: -
Buggies: -
Pianos: -
Gold Spectacles: -
Gold watches: -
Studs, jacks, bulls: -
Rates per season: -
Silver lever watches: -
Tavern license: -
Children between 5 and 16 years: -
Free white persons that are blind: -
Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
Value under equalization law: -
Total value: $7,500



JOHN WALDEN ESTATE PROCEEDINGS

CHANCERY COURT SUIT
As noted in his will, John left the following slaves to Elizabeth, for her life: Ned, Andy, Amy, Benjamin, Jinny, Green, Elijah, Berry, Edi, Melissa, plus two old woman Ė Patsy and Judy.
John further provided that Melissa was to go to granddaughter Nackey Simpson after Elizabethís death; all other slaves to be sold, and proceeds to be divided equally between all Johnís children.
A suit was brought in chancery court, Garrard County, Kentucky, for the sale of these other slaves, prior to Elizabeth's death. From records, it appears the family was selling the following slaves:
* Patsy, 65 years old
* Judy, 60 years old
* Amy, 45 years old
Edward, 40 years old
* Jiny, 40 years old
* Benjamin, 22 years old
* Elija, 10 years old
* Edy, 6 years old
* Bery, 4 years old

* - these slaves were mentioned in John's will.

On June 13, 1850, a bill in chancery was filed, Garrard County, Kentucky. Elizabeth Walden and others against Peyton Walden. We do not have the original pleadings, so it is unclear why, exactly, suit was filed against Peyton. We do not know, for example, if he objected to the sale, or whether simply, they could not locate Peyton, to obtain his consent.

A subpoena was issued for Peyton on this date. Records indicate that this subpoena was returned, unexecuted, as Peyton was not found. (really only means he was not in the county). A second subpoena was issued. This one was served on Peyton on April 15, 1851.

In July of 1851, the circuit court issued a decree ordering the sale of slaves. The court also appointed William B. Mason commissioner, to make the sale at the residence of the late John Walden, after first advertising the time and place of sale for at least two months in Lancaster, Crab Orchard, Danville, and Harrodsburg. As the slaves were hired out for the year, the court directed the commissioner not to make the sale before January 1, 1852. The court directed that the commissioner was to take bonds with approved security from the purchaser to have the force and effect of repleving bond. The court further directed that the commissioner was to ascertain and report the value of Elizabeth Walden's life estate in the slaves prior to the sale. The court finally directed the commissioner to execute a bond, in the penalty of $2,000.

On October 2, 1851, William B. Mason executed this bond, with James H. and Jno Yantis, as sureties.

William Mason filed his commissioner's report in May of 1852.

In July of 1852, the circuit court issued another decree. As no exceptions were filed to the commissioner's report, the court confirmed and accepted the report. The court appointed William B. Mason as commissioner to collect the money for which the slaves were sold. The court directed the commissioner to pay the costs of the suit, including the sum of $50.00 for his services, out of the proceeds from the sale. The remainder of the money to be turned over to the executors of John Walden, deceased. Mr. Mason to again execute a bond, prior to collecting money. Said bond in penal sum of $3,000, with James H. and Jno Yantis as sureties.

Court records note that in May and July, 1853, the cause was submitted. The cause was stricken from the docket in November of 1853.

* Note - money from the sale of slaves was distributed in November of 1852.




1851 TAX RECORDS


Elizabeth is listed on the 1851 tax rolls for Garrard County.

Tax Rolls, Garrard County
1851


Elizabeth Walden
275 acres
Gilberts Creek water course
Value of land: 4155
Slaves over 16: 1
Total slaves: 3
Value of slaves: 1350
Horses and mares: 2
Value of horses and mares: 80
Total Value: $6,155


** This is the last year Elizabeth appears on the Garrard County tax rolls.



JOHN WALDEN ESTATE PROCEEDINGS

EXECUTORS SETTLEMENTS
Five different executors settlements were made, as follows:

July 1851
The first settlement was produced to the July 1851 term of court, Garrard County, Kentucky. Continued for objections, the settlement was again produced at the August term of court, 1851, and ordered to be recorded.

This settlement involves money from the two estate sales.
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).

August 9, 1852
Settlement produced to September 1852 Garrard County Court; continued for objections and exceptions. Again produced to Garrard County Court October 1852, approved and ordered to be recorded
Balance in hands of executors for distribution: $1,061.75. One ninth or child's part is $117.97.
Shows distribution to all nine children. Also reflects amount received in estate for hire of six slaves, one slave hired out to JQ Adams. Also reflects payment from estate to JQ Adams for keeping old negros in 1851.
Also notes that summons was issued against the heirs, notifying them of the time and place of settlement. Sheriff made return that Thomas Johnson was not found and that the others are not inhabitants of Garrard County. Executors insisted on proceeding with settlement, being satisfied that no exceptions would be taken thereto by the heirs on account of their not being present.

November 9, 1852
Produced to December 1852 Garrard County Court; continued for objections and exceptions. Again produced to Garrard County Court January 1853, approved and ordered to be recorded, January 3, 1853.
This is money from the sale of slaves.
Amount received from sale: $3081.00. Various payments made by estate (including payment of $5.00 to John Q. Adams, and payment of $75 to Samuel Douglass for keeping old slave), totaling $166.11, leaving $2914.89 for distribution; nine heirs - each entitled to $323.87 6/9.
Shows distribution to all nine children.
Settlement also notes that John Q Adams the husband of Angelina Adams was present during the settlement Ė Thomas Johnson & wife had notice of the time and place of the settlement, the other heirs reside out of Garrard County

March 5, 1857
Produced to March term 1857 of Garrard County court; continued for objections and exceptions. Produced to April term 1857 of court, no objections made or exceptions filed, settlement was approved and recorded, April 13, 1857.
Shows money into the estate from sale of land to JQ Adams, and from sale of slaves.
After payment of fees, etc., total in estate for distribution was $11,987.16.
Notes that there are 9 heirs, and thus each entitled to $1331.90 2/3.
Atterson and Willis, executors retained their share (no amount or accounting given).
Amount due the other seven heirs, as follows: To Permelia Walden $225.06. To Elizabeth Sampson, $255.06. To Malinda Johnson $225.06. To Sophia Douglass $56.90. Angelina Adams $225.06. To John Walden $890.06 and John Walden $890.06. (Peyton is shown in the accounting, but in court's summary, the judge wrote John twice - the last one being underlined.)

September 2, 1858
Produced to September 1858 term of Garrard County court, continued for objections and exceptions. Produced to October 1858 term of Garrard county court. No objections made or exceptions filed. Settlement approved and recorded October 11, 1858.
Addison Walden and Willis Walden, executors
Amount in estate for distribution: $11984.16
notes "There being nine shares in said Estate, eight living heirs and the representative of Peyton Walden, decd, each share will be $1331.56"
Settlement shows executors over paid Permelia Walden, Elizabeth Sampson, Malinda Johnson, Sophia Douglass and Angelina Adams, 34 cents. John Walden due the sum of $489.72. The representative of Peyton Walden decd due the sum of $889.72.


ESTATE RECEIPTS
A number of receipts are included with the original estate papers, on file in the Garrard County courthouse vault. The receipts include payment for coffin and tombstone. Also, acknowledgment by Elizabeth and children for receipt of various payments out of the estate. Doctor's bill. Bills for crying sale, and publishing notice of sale. Attorney's bill. Also a number of receipts showing payment to Garrard county clerk, in conjunction with a Chancery Court suit.
* Wm E Myers receipt, $2, for crying sale, dated June 1, 1848 ... shows that the sale occured much earlier than when sale bills were produced to court in 1851.
* Bill from WH Jackson, dated Dec 8, 1849, for printing sale bills.
* John King receipt, dated Janaury 1850, $2, for crying sale.
* WK Wilson, $15.00, for cherry coffin, case, and lining. Curiously, bill dated April 20, 1848, prior to John's death.
* Two bills for tombstone, $30.00 and $50.00.
* T. Welch, bill for $56.75, for services rendered as physician, in 1847 and 1848. Shows visits in January 1847 (for slave); then again in May and October 1847 (many visits in Oct); and then again in April 1848 (beginning on the 18th and ending on the 24th, the day prior to John's death)
* Receipt from Thomas and Malinda Johnson, accepting $60 in lieu of horse devised to her by will.
* Receipts also includes the original receipts from the girls, acknowledging payment to them of their part of Peyton's part of John's estate.
Receipts also include letters from John C. Browning, in Thomas County Georgia, as executor of John Jr's estate, acknowledging receipt of $ from John's estate, plus then John's portion of Peyton's portion of John Sr.'s estate.
John's will, along with other probate records, such as sale of slaves, inventory and appraisement, and executors' settlements, can be read, here



DEATH OF ELIZABETH WALDEN

A certificate from the Lincoln County, Kentucky, clerk of court, included in John Walden's pension file, states that Elizabeth died on March 16, 1854, in Lincoln County.

Elizabeth's tombstone is inscribed with a death date of April 17, 1854.

She also left a will.

The will was written on December 16, 1852. Produced to Lincoln County Court, April term, 1854, proven by oaths of subscribing witnesses David Anderson and T. Welch, and ordered to be recorded.
Stephen Sampson agreed to be executor - his sureties were Adam Pence, and John Q. Adams.
Elizabeth left $300 to granddaughter Nacky Simpson. Remainder of effects divided between daughters Permelia, Elizabeth, and Angeline.
Elizabeth appointed Stephen Sampson as executor. Requested David Anderson to act as guardian for Nacky Simpson.



BURIALS

John & Elizabeth are buried in the family cemetery, located next to Waldenwood, on Crab Orchard Road, Garrard County, Kentucky.


John Walden, on left; Elizabeth Pitts Walden on right



Thanks to David for the photos



SALE OF LAND

Atterson L. Walden and Willis Walden, as executors of the estate of John Walden, sold John's land in 1857 to John Q. Adams - the son-in-law of John and Elizabeth Walden.

Garrard County, Kentucky Deed Book V; Page 34
Indenture, dated March 5, 1857, between Attison L. Walden and Willis Walden, executors of John Walden, deceased, and John Q. Adams. For and in consideration of $20.05 per acre, totaling $6,221.01, executors sell to John Q. Adams a tract of land in Garrard and Lincoln Counties, on both sides of the Crab Orchard Turnpike. Mentions Baughman's branch. Names in land description: Miller's field, Baughman's old patent line; Jones & Taylor's old line




Children of John and Elizabeth Pitts Walden
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1. Sophia Walden; b. about 1801, Virginia; d. after 1860.

2. Atterson Lewis Walden; b. 26 Sep 1803, Caroline Co., Virginia; d. 16 Aug 1892.

3. Willis Walden; b. 10 Nov 1805, Kentucky; d. 26 Nov 1880, Mercer County Kentucky.

4. Malinda Walden; b. 1806, Kentucky; d. 24 Jan 1899, McAfee, Kentucky

5. Peyton Walden; b. 18 July 1813, Kentucky; d. April 22, 1854, at the home of his brother John, in Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia

6. John Walden; b. 22 February 1816, Kentucky; d. 20 January 1856, Thomas County, Georgia

7. Elizabeth Walden; b. 23 Aug 1817, Kentucky; d. 23 Dec 1900, Mercer County, Kentucky

8. Permelia A. Walden; b. about 1820; Kentucky; d. 07 Jan 1892, Kentucky

9. Angelina Walden; b. Abt. 1820, Kentucky; d. 12 Aug 1875, Garrard County, Kentucky

Our family descends from Willis








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