Edward Walton, III (About 1719 — After August 31, 1791)

Frances Thompson (About 1723 — Unknown)
Parents: Edward Walton and Elizabeth Mason
Unknown and Unknown
Son: Thompson Walton

Edward Walton was born in about 1719 (a year before the county was formed) and his future wife, Frances Thompson in about 1723, both in Hanover County, Virginia. It was in Hanover County where the two married in about 1742.[1]


Patrick Henry's family home, built in 1719

And it was in Hanover County that their twelve children were born.


Okay, not those Waltons, but the ones listed below.

Elizabeth Walton September 17, 1743
Agnes Walton January 7, 1745 After 1787
Thompson Walton January 4, 1747 September 3, 1827
Ison Thompson Walton March 15, 1750 March 5, 1832
Richmond Walton June 27, 1753 After November 7, 1831
Salley Walton April 21, 1756 October 9, 1767
Ann Nancy Walton About 1757
Lucrecy Walton December 4, 1764
Betty Walton August 3, 1765
Sally Walton October 9, 1767
Milley Walton June 6, 1770
John Walton June 22, 1774

A 1763 list of Virginia real property owners showed Edward owning 300 acres of land.[2]

Edward’s will left property, including his slaves, to his children.

I Edward Walton for love and affection to my children and grand children and for 5 shillings pd. by my son Ison Walton and for his undertaking to pay a debt which I owe to Charles Thompson Ware have sold to my son all my slaves in trust: to my son Thomson Walton: Sam and Mol with future increase; to son Ison Walton for his life: Venus, lydia, Charity, Lory, Fanny and Riah and their increase and after his death the sd. slaves to be equally divided among his children if any; if any of his children die in his life time leaving issue then the part of such child to go to such issue; to son Richmond Walton for life; Nat and Nel and future increase; after his death to be equally divided among all his children but if any of them die during his life leaving issue then the part of the child so dying to go to such issue.

Signed 6 Apr 1791 by Edward Walton
Wit: Will Thomson Jr., Francis Mills, John Sims
7 Apr 1791 proved by oaths of William Thomson and Francis Mills[3]

In a Hanover County deed dated August 31, 1791, Edward Walton’s land is mentioned as a boundary in a deed when his son, Ison, with Ison's wife Elisabeth sold 87 acres to Samuel Moody. It is thought that Edward owned land along the Little River, opposite the land of John and Mary Sims Walton.[4]