4, 1747 —
(February 17, 1750
Walton was born on January 4, 1747
Virginia. He lived there throughout his
along the line, Thompson married Susan Rice.
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
his late twenties, Thompson had decamped to nearby
County, Virginia. His brother Ison moved with him or
at about the same time. Ison worked
as a surveyor. The records in Albemarle
are filled with Ison’s name. Thompson
and Sarah had nine children, all born in Albemarle County.
October 10, 1776
(Sally) Susan Walton
August 15, 1778
September 8, 1780
December 5, 1782
July 17, 1785
March 25, 1787
December 25, 1788
July 9, 1790
February 14, 1791
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."
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’.
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.
mentioned above, Ison Walton was a surveyor.
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
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.
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 . . . .
February 6, 1809, the records reported,
|It is ordered that the
following male Labouring tytheables
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.
on November 16, 1815, the records say,
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) . . . . ”
October 1, 1810
, Thompson Walton testified at a court in Albemarle
to prove the will of George Gentry. Among
those who had signed as a witness was Ison Walton.
copy of the Thompson Walton Family Bible Record,
listed as the "Tomson Walton Bible," shows the following:
Tomson Walton Born Jan.r 4th
Sarah Walton (wife) Born Feb 21
David Rice Walton Son Do Octr 10
Sarah Walton Born the (Aug?) 15
Lurane Walton born the Sep. 8
Elizabeth Walton Do the Decr 5 /
Judah Walton Born the July (7,
but maybe 17) / 1785
[Next 4 very faded - cannot
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
Agnes Do Born
Jan 7 1745
Isom Walton (Brother) Mar.h (15)
Walton Do June 27) 1753
Salley Walton Do Ap --- (21)
Bettey Walton Do Aug.ht (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)
Thompson died on September 3, 1827.