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Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 12:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WALTON, SIMS
Was the John WALTON who married Mary SIMS in Virginia in about 1735 a brother of the Edward WALTON (son Ison) who died in 1791 in Hanover County, Virginia?

I descend from John and Mary SIMS of Hanover and Albemarle Counties in Virginia. Ison WALTON was their son-in-law. I suspect that my John SIMS was John WALTON's brother-in-law and kinship between John and Edward WALTON strengthens that case.

Cordially,
Paul Zebe
Watertown, MA

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 10:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Walton, Sims/Symes
John and Mary Sims Walton are my 6th great grandparents. According to my records, John was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Mason and he also had a brother named Edward who was married to Ann Murray and to Barbara Hester. Edward was also the name of their grandfather who was married to Elizabeth Booth Napier. I have very little on the Symes/Sims family. George Symes III and Sara Snead were Mary's parents, her grandparents were George Symes II and Elizabeth Walton. Just realized that I do not have her parents - another to add to my list of "to do's". If you can add anything to what I have provided or have corrections, please let me know. I would be interested in more information about Ison, he is not in my database.

BTW, I'm always delighted to meet a new cousin regardless of how far removed. One of our cousins has enter John and Mary in the DAR

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
When John died did Mary remarry?

I have limited info about Ison. Those descended from him can give you more info. I do know that Ison and Elizabeth Sims had a son they named Ison, who reached 16 in the 1790s in Albemarle County. Evidently, he died, because Ison descendants say Ison Jr was born in the early 1800s to Ison and his second wife.

For good info on the Sims family, see Paul Arnot, Notes on the Sims of Hanover-Louisa Counties, Virginia. The Mormons have it on microfilm.

It IS nice to meet another cousin.

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 31 May 2013 8:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
i believe that Ison (1749-1832) mrried Elizabeth Simms, daughter of John Sims.

Ison'a brother Richmond named one of his sons Ison

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 31 May 2013 9:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WALTON
Good point! Ison Jr might have been Richmond's son! Outstanding!

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 20 Feb 2015 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Was wondering how you arrived at the wives of Edward Walton. He is my line and I do not have either of those names as his wife.

Also, who is in DAR on the Walton line?

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 23 Feb 2015 5:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Walton
My cousin's last name is Shaw and is DAR # 731827. John Walton has been approved National No. 89562, TX State No. 1699. Will get back to you on where I got Edward's wife's name.

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 26 Feb 2015 3:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hope to hear from you soon, as my maiden name is Walton. Tracing back from Albemarle County to Hanover Cty, Va

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 27 Feb 2015 10:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Be careful. The quality of DAR info varies from great to awful.

One of my distant cousins submitted a combined application decades ago for two ancestors who both served during the Revolution. One had reasonable documentation (I can't tell how reasonable, because he wasn't my ancestor). The other had no documentation (he was supposedly my ancestor). The application was approved. Ever since, female relatives have easily joined the DAR citing this application.

So far as I and others who have dug deeply into this family can tell, the link to the man is bogus; he was a member of a totally different family with the same surname. His name was William (the immigrant) and our ancestors were Thomas son of James (an immigrant) son of John (the adult immigrant), who died just as the Revolution was getting underway. No William!

Thomas has some sort of plaque or whatever saying that he served (plus he is cited in books as having served). There was a Thomas who served, but he was in Virginia and my Thomas lived in North Carolina. It is possible that the Virginia Thomas was mine, but that has not been proven.

Re: Were John and Edward WALTON brothers (Hanover County, VA, 1700s)?

Posted: 28 Mar 2015 4:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I also have Ison Thompson married to Elizabeth Sims in Hanover. VA.
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