Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of William Hurt WALTON


            William Hurt WALTON, born in Henry county, Virginia, June 2, 1842, is a son of Elisha and Mildred Frances (Stone) Walton. He has been twice married; he was united in wedlock, February 12, 1868, with Mary Ellen Loyd. She was born March 15, 1848, and died May 14, 1877, leaving five children, whose births were as follows: James William, February 11, 1869; John, May 6, 1870; Edward Cornelius, February 4, 1872; Robert Lee, January 1, 1874; Helen, February 8, 1876. W. H. Walton’s marriage with Hannah Alice, daughter of William Monroe and Mary (Mines) Griffith, was consummated in Lincoln county, July 14, 1878. She was born in Lincoln county, October 27, 1859, and is now the mother of three children: Thomas Franklin, born April 8,1879; Stella, December 25, 1881; Samuel Daniel, May 30, 1883. Mr. and Mrs. Walton joined the Primitive Baptist Church, July 21, 1882. The subject of this sketch enlisted in the civil war, serving in Company F, 7th Georgia (Confederate) Infantry. He was engaged in the battles at Yorktown, Manassas, Fredericksburg, Winchester, Seven Pines, Gettysburg, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, serving about two years, was then transferred to Cornpany B 57th Virginia Infantry, and was in the following battles: Appomattox C.H., Five Forks, Bull Run and Chester Station, serving in this department two years. William H. Walton is engaged in farming in Union district, owning 75 acres of good farming land on Sycamore, three miles from Griffithsville, and twelve miles southeast from Hamlin. The land is highly cultivated; a fine young orchard, good timber, stone coal and iron ore. Address, Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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