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Moses Walton, Sr. (1809-1897)

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Image and transcription contributed by John Hartsock 2 Sep 2004
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unidentified 1897 Waynesville area newspaper
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Moses Walton, Sr. Dead

Moses Walton, Sr., one of the highly respected pioneer citizens of Spring Valley, died, passed away at his home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock Jan 8, 1897, aged 87 years. For many years Mr. Walton was one of the active business men of Spring Valley, having filled many positions of trust and honor, and no citizen in his community was held in higher repute. He was a Godly man and his good works characterized his entire life. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Cook, Oct. 30, 1834, and she died about ten later leaving three children who are: Mrs. Aurelius Alexander of Dayton, Mrs. Samuel Owens, of Rushville, Indiana, and Mrs. Deborah Lloyd, the widow of Tilmon B. Lloyd. In 1845, Mr. Walton was again married to Miss Rachel Reagan, and by this union one child was born, Moses, Jr., who is one of the well known business men of Spring Valley. In 1849, Deborah Johnson, became the third wife of Mr. Walton, the survivors of this union are John, Homer, Ephraim and Lupton, the later being a resident of Dayton, whose mother died in 1882. Mr. Walton was a member of the Friends church where his funeral was preached last Sabbath morning by Rev. Levi Mills, of Wilmington, after which he was laid to rest in the Spring Valley Cemetery, which overlooks the town where he had spent his honored life.


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2 Sep 2004 John Hartsock

Moses Walton was born June, 27, 1809, in Spring Valley, the son of Edward R. (1776-1867) and Deborah (Allen) (1775-1842), who were pioneers from Frederick or Shenandoah County, Virginia. His first wife, Mary Cook (1815-1844), was the daughter of John (1781-1861) and Dinah (Spray) (ca 1785-1844) Cook, who were pioneers from South Carolina and Pennsylvania, respectively. All four families were members of the Society of Friends.

Moses and Mary’s children were:

  • Dinah, who married Samuel Owens and lived in Rushville, Indiana;
  • Hannah, born ca 1837, and married Aurelius Alexander (ca 1840- ), son of Washington (1801- ) and Rachel (Clark) Alexander. Aurelius’ brother, William (1827-1897), married Elizabeth Weller (1825- ), my 2nd great aunt, who was the daughter of John (1789-1854) and Elizabeth (Hendrickson) (1792-1864) Weller of Centerville (My 2nd great grandparents);
  • Samuel, (1838-1891), who married Mary Amelia Weller (1845-1931), daughter William (1816-1883) and Martha L. (Young) (1821-1911) Weller. William was my 2nd great uncle and brother to Elizabeth Weller (1825- ) as shown above. Samuel and Mary Amelia were the parents Robert Samuel, Sr. (1888-1974) and Ruth Hazel (Hartsock) (1895-1978) Weller. Ruth Hazel was my 2nd cousin once removed.

There other children were

  • William Ernest (1876-1950) who married Miriam Price (1881-1971), and
  • Edith (1869-1949) who married Edward Andrew Deeds (1874-1960), one of the manufacturing pioneers of Dayton and an executive of National Cash Register;
  • Deborah (ca 1841- ), who married Tilmon B. Lloyd.;
  • Elizabeth Walton, who married Marion Wildman.

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