The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies



Reeves Name
Ewing Name
Sturgeon Family
James Herrod Basham
John J. Basham
Isaac D. Boucher
Peter Boucher, Jr.
John Conn
John A. Conyers
Trammell Conn
J. Alexander Ewing
John Henry Ewing
Lacy Leroy Ewing
John Godley
John Scott Godley
Jesse S. Godley
George Hume
John Hume
William Hume
George W. Miller
Samuel Pharis, Jr.
John V. Price
Robert V. Price
Doile Dennis Reeves
Geo. Webster Reeves
Geo. William Reeves
James H. Reeves
Peter M. Reeves
William Reeves, Jr.
Benjamin Reeves
Adam Runner
John Moore Smith
C. Thompson Spears
Edw. Franklin Spears
Ephriam Spears
William Spears
Edward Walton, Jr.
Edward Walton, III
Thompson Walton
Henry Warder
Joseph Warder, Sr.



Thompson Walton

(January 4, 1747 1824)


Susan Rice

(February 17, 1750 Unknown)




 Edward Walton and Frances Thompson



 Sarah (Sally) Susan Walton



Thompson Walton was born on January 4, 1747[1] in Hanover County, Virginia.  He lived there throughout his childhood.


Somewhere along the line, Thompson married Susan Rice[2].  She was born on February 21, 1755, but that is all we know about her.  No marriage record has been found, however, since all of the Hanover County records was destroyed in 1865, during the Civil War, we would not be able to find the records if they married there.


By his late twenties, Thompson had decamped to nearby Albemarle County, Virginia.  His brother Ison moved with him or at about the same time.  Ison worked as a surveyor.  The records in Albemarle County are filled with Ison’s name. Thompson and Sarah had nine children, all born in Albemarle County.




Date of birth

David Rice Walton

   October 10, 1776

Sarah (Sally) Susan Walton

   August 15, 1778

Lurane Walton

   September 8, 1780

Elizabeth Walton

   December 5, 1782

Judah Walton

   July 17, 1785

John Walton

   March 25, 1787

Olley Walton

   December 25, 1788

Jesse Rice Walton

   July 9, 1790

Hendley Emily Walton

   February 14, 1791



On December 1, 1782, when he was thirty-five, Thompson bought the land on which he then lived, 294 acres in Albemarle County.  The deed was signed by or in the presence of Thompson’s brother Ison Walton and others.  It was attested by Ison Walton, by Ison and Thompson’s father, Edward Walton, by Thompson’s brother-in-law Lewis Davis and by others.  The price was "four hundred pounds Current money of Virginia."[3]


Three years later, by deed dated October 13, 1785, Thompson and Sarah sold to Jonathan Tyree for "the Sum of twelve pounds Current Money of Virginia to them in hand paid" 25 acres in Albemarle County, Virginia.  Neither signed by an ‘x’.[4]


That same day, they also sold to James Gentry "in Consideration of the Sum of forty pounds Current Money of Virginia" 200 acres in Albemarle County, Virginia.  This deed was recorded in Albemarle October Court in 1785.[5]


As mentioned above, Ison Walton was a surveyor.  The Albemarle order books often show him as being charged to survey roads.  At the time, surveyors not only surveyed the roads, but built and maintained them as well.  Ison was one of several men who did a lot of the work.  Some of the men (not Ison) were indicted by the court for failing to maintain the roads they had contracted to maintain.  Intermingled in the records during this time were several roadway requests from future presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
















    Thomas Jefferson's Albemarle County home, Monticello

These county roadway records mention Thompson three times over seventeen years.  He may have been actively working, perhaps helping his brother, or may have just hired out some of his slaves to assist in constructing the roads.


For instance, on October 2, 1798, the records said, 




George Gentry is appointed surveyor of the Road from the Doctor’s old field to above Matthew Rodes shop to the first fork above Fretwells Store with following Male laboring Tythes to wit Matthew Rodes Thompson Waltons . . . .[6]



On February 6, 1809, the records reported, 



It is ordered that the following male Labouring tytheables[7] be added to those at the Present under Thompson Walton Surveyor of the road from the fork of the road above Fretwells old store to the sign post near McCullocks mill . . . to Keep the same in good repair.[8]



Finally, on November 16, 1815, the records say, 



“William Norris is appointed surveyor of the road from the fork above Fretwells old store to the fork of the road in Matthew Rodes old field, in the room of Thompson Walton with the hands as per list (to keep the same in good repair) . . . . ”[9]



October 1, 1810 , Thompson Walton testified at a court in Albemarle County to prove the will of George Gentry.  Among those who had signed as a witness was Ison Walton.[10]


A copy of the Thompson Walton Family Bible Record,[11] listed as the "Tomson Walton Bible," shows the following:  



Tomson Walton Born Jan.r 4th 17--

            Sarah Walton (wife) Born Feb 21 / 17--

            David Rice Walton Son Do Octr 10 / 177-

            Sarah Walton Born the (Aug?) 15 / 1778

            Lurane Walton born the Sep. 8 /1780

            Elizabeth Walton Do the Decr 5 / 1782

            Judah Walton Born the July (7, but maybe 17) / 1785

            [Next 4 very faded - cannot verify dates]

            John Walton born May

            Olley Walton born Dec

            Jesse Walton born July --, 179-

            Hendly Walton Born Feb --, 179-


            Elizh. [abbrev. like Andr.] Walton sister to Tomson Walton 

                  born Sepr 17th 1743

            Agnes Do Born Jan 7 1745

            Isom Walton (Brother) Mar.h (15) 1750

            Richmond Walton Do June 27) 1753

            Salley Walton Do Ap --- (21) 1755

            Bettey Walton Do (3) 1765

            Salley Walton Do Octo.r (9) 1767

            Milley Walton Do June (6) 1770

            John Walton Do June (22) 1774

            Lucrecy Walton Do Dec.r (4) 176(4?)  


Thompson died on September 3, 1827.[12]


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Copyright Brian Reeves, 2005 2007.