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The Walton Family of Marion Co., IA and Harrison Co., MO

John W. WALTON was born about 1825-32, possibly in Danville, Virginia.1  Census records are inconsistent re: John's age: in 1860 he was said to be 30, in 1870 his age was given as 38, and in 1880 he is listed as 55.  He first appears in the land records of Marion Co., Iowa in June, 1851.

He married (1) Susan Jane KOONS, daughter of Jasper KOONS and Mary GILLASPY, on 25 Jul 1858 in Marion Co., Iowa.  Susan died six weeks after the marriage.   On 1 Sep 1859, he married [2] Anna Amelia MORGAN, daughter of Solomon and Eliza MORGAN, who was born on 14 Jul 1839, in Maryland2 and died on 4 May 1905 in Harrison Co., Missouri.1.

John, Anna, and their children moved to Harrison Co., Missouri, in the fall of 1868, purchasing, for $2,400, 200 acres in Sections 20 and 21 of Township 65, from Solomon S. Williams and his wife Eliza A. Williams, and presumed siblings Phebe Williams and James M. Williams. (Harrison Co., MO, Deed Books S, p. 643 and T, p. 409). John W. divorced Amelia A. Walton on 6 Aug 1873 (Harrison Co. Circuit Court Book G, pp. 519-520).   The divorce order states "the conduct of the defendant toward plaintiff has been of such a nature as to render his life with her intolerable and that he is the innocent and injured party and defendant still failing to appear or say anything in bar of judgment..."   They remarried 11 Dec 1877 in Eagleville, Harrison Co., Missouri per Harrison Co. Marriage Book B, p. 361.  It is possible they divorced a second time after 1880, as Anna is not mentioned in John's will or probate papers. Children:

John died 11 Nov 1897, Harrison Co., Missouri,1 and is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.1

Second Generation

Virginia A. WALTON b. 2 Jun 1860, Iowa,5 m. (1) 1 Oct 1883, in Harrison Co., Missouri,6 James F. GRAHAM, m. (2) 7 Sep 1892, in Harrison Co., Missouri,7 Lafayette BURK, m. (3) 27 Aug 1897, in Harrison Co., Missouri, 8 George PEASLEY, m. (4) 17 Aug 1898, in Harrison Co., Missouri,9 Neal JACOBS, b. Jul 1860, Ohio10 . Virginia died 14 Aug 1902,5 buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.5

Children by James F. GRAHAM:

Laura Jane WALTON b. About 1865, Iowa,13 m. (1) 16 Jan 1881, in Harrison Co., Missouri14 , Robert HULEN, m. (2) 17 Jan 1885, in Harrison Co., Missouri,15 Freeman COCHRAN, d. 7 Jun 1899, Harrison Co., Missouri.16 Laura died By 3 Jul 1900, Cass Co., Missouri.17

Children by Robert HULEN:

Children by Freeman COCHRAN:

John Robert WALTON b. About 1867, Iowa,3 m. 12 Jul 1889, in Harrison Co., Missouri,20 Alameda L. STONER, b. 1868,1 d. 1953,1 buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.1 Marriage recorded in Book 2, p. 312, Harrison Co., Missouri. Children:

Jacob William WALTON b. 29 May 1868, Knoxville, Marion, Iowa,22 m. 20 Mar 1892, in Harrison Co., Missouri,20 Rosa Belle BRINIGAR, b. 20 Feb 1874, Harrison Co., Missouri, 23 (daughter of Thomas B. BRINIGAR and Lucinda BANDY) d. 16 May 1945, Blythedale, Harrison, Missouri,24 buried: 19 May 1945, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.24 Jacob died 6 May 1926, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri,22 buried: 7 May 1926, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.25 Marriage is recorded in Book 3, p. 146 in Harrison Co., Missouri. Original marriage certificate indicates license was issued 18 Mar 1892 and is signed by J.W. McKern, J.P. Death certificate indicates Jacob was the son of John Walton and Rosa (sic) Morgan and that he died in Mo. Methodist Hospital of acute intestinal paresis secondary to acute appendicitis. Children:

Third Generation

Ludie M. WALTON b. 18 May 1891,29 m. 9 Sep 1913, in Harrison Co., Missouri,12 Edgar Lee THRAILKILL, b. 3 Oct 1883,30 (son of Charles Augustus THRAILKILL and Lettie G. LUKE) d. 30 Mar 1963, Bethany, Harrison, Missouri,30 buried: 2 Apr 1963, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.31 Ludie died 8 Sep 1974, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri,32 buried: 10 Sep 1974, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.31 Children:

Pearly WALTON b. 19 Apr 1897, Cainsville, Harrison, Missouri,29 m. 7 Dec 1926, in Minneapolis, Minnesota,31 Mildred MERRY. Pearly died 26 Jun 1972, Sioux Falls, South Dakota,34 buried: 29 Jun 1972, Dell Rapids, South Dakota.31 Two children and four grandchildren at time of death in 1972.

Paul WALTON b. Mar 1896, Harrison Co., Missouri,23 m. Golda POWERS, b. 17 Feb 1899,29 d. Feb 1984, California.29 Paul died 19 Feb 1961, California. Children:

Velma Irene WALTON b. 6 Aug 1898, Blythedale, Harrison, Missouri,23 m. 18 Mar 1916, in Harrison Co., Missouri,35 Robert MILLIGAN, b. 30 Dec 1895, Ridgeway, Harrison, Missouri,36 (son of John Franklin MILLIGAN and Anna LINTHACUM) d. 24 Aug 1970, Ridgeway, Harrison, Missouri,37 buried: 27 Aug 1970, Ridgeway Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.37 Velma died 16 Mar 1988, Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri,38 buried: 19 Mar 1988, Ridgeway Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri.38 Three children and fourteen grandchildren.

Darlene Ione WALTON b. Sep 1906, Blythedale, Harrison, Missouri, m. Max SHANIN, b. 29 Jun 1903,29 d. May 1971, Missouri.29 Darlene died 19 Mar 1964, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, buried: St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri. One child.

Research Footnotes

1 Harrison County, Missouri Cemetery Records, Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1985 p. 85
  • Marriage Register, Marion Co., Iowa, Volume I, 1845-1866, FHL Microfilm 1,019,714 p. 314
  • 1870 Census, Harrison Co., Missouri (Union Twp), FHL Microfilm 295,543 p. 20
  • 1900 Census, Harrison Co., Missouri (Marion Twp), FHL Microfilm 1,240,857 ED 106, p. 184
  • Harrison County, Missouri Cemetery Records, Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1985 p. 81
  • Harrison County, Missouri Marriage Records (1881-1899), Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1988 p. 22
  • Harrison County, Missouri Marriage Records (1881-1899), Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1988 p. 8
  • Harrison County, Missouri Marriage Records (1881-1899), Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1988 p. 43
  • Harrison County, Missouri Marriage Records (1881-1899), Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1988 p. 29
  • 1900 Census, Nodaway Co., Missouri (Washington Twp), FHL Microfilm 1,240,878 ED 126, Sheet 10
  • 1900 Census, Nodaway Co., Missouri (Washington Twp), FHL Microfilm 1,240,878 E.D. 126, Sh 10, B
  • Marriage Records: Harrison County, Missouri, Oct 1899 - Feb 1917, Compiled by Harrison County Genealogical Society, 1995 p. 60
  • 1880 Census, Harrison Co., Missouri (Marion Twp), FHL Microfilm 1,254,689 p. 18
  • Harrison County, Missouri Marriage Records, Book A, (1845-1881), Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1983 p. 27
  • Harrison County, Missouri Marriage Records (1881-1899), Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1988 p. 12
  • Miscellaneous Documents related to the Trial of Freeman Cochran for the murder of George Stanbrough, in possession of the Harrison Co., Missouri Genealogical Society
  • Receipt signed by George W. Feely, Public Administrator, "due the estate of Mrs. Laura J. Cochran", in Harrison Co. Missouri Probate Box 74 (Estate of John W. Walton)
  • 1900 Census, Cass Co., Missouri (Peculiar), FHL Microfilm 1,240,846 E.D. 36, p. 160
  • Harrison County, Missouri Cemetery Records, Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1985 p. 166
  • Harrison County, Missouri Marriage Records (1881-1899), Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1988 p. 58
  • Bethany (Missouri) Republican-Clipper Newspaper 28 Jul 1993
  • Death Certificate in Possession of the Compiler
  • 1900 Census, Harrison Co., Missouri (Colfax Twp, Blythedale Village), FHL Microfilm 1,240,857 ED 97, Sheet 4
  • Obituary of Rosa Walton, 1945
  • Obituary of Jacob William Walton, 1926
  • History of Harrison County (Missouri), Wanamaker, 1921 p. 527
  • History of Harrison County (Missouri), Wanamaker, 1921 p. 526
  • Harrison County, Missouri Cemetery Records, Compiled by the Harrison Co. Genealogical Society, 1985 p. 190
  • Social Security Death Index, 1988
  • Elsie Herron Scrapbook #19 (Thrailkill Family) in possession of Harrison County, Missouri Genealogical Society p. 3
  • Elsie Herron Scrapbook #19 (Thrailkill Family) in possession of Harrison County, Missouri Genealogical Society
  • Obituary of Ludie Thrailkill, 1974
  • Obituary of Vivian Thrailkill, 1979
  • Funeral Card, in possession of compiler
  • Marriage Records: Harrison County, Missouri, Oct 1899 - Feb 1917, Compiled by Harrison County Genealogical Society, 1995 p. 41
  • 1900 Census, Harrison Co., Missouri (Marion Twp), FHL Microfilm 1,240,857 ED 106, Sheet 12
  • Bethany (Missouri) Republican-Clipper Newspaper Nov 25, 1970 p. 13
  • Obituary of Velma Milligan, 1988

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