Saturday, January 31, 2009

Walters Family History

The information below from a Walters-Oliver-Tolar Reunion notice mailed in September 2000 by Patsy Ann Jackson. The picture is of William Allen Walter’s widow, Ida Mae Munson Walters Gulley, with the descendants of Allen and Ida Mae.

23 August 2000


Herrin Walters & wife Ann Blackledge came to Mississippi from South Carolina. Herrin was in Perry Co MS as early as 1820 migrating to Jones Co by 1830. Ann filed a pension application giving Herrin’s date and place of death - Dec 24, 1853 in Jones Co Mississippi.

Robert Walters, son of Herrin & Ann, married 3 times; Mary Collins, Quilla _____ & Mrs Sarah Clark. Mary Collins was the daughter of Stacy Collins & Sarah Anderson. Robert & Mary’s (nickname Polly) are: Richard Herrin, Savilla A., Robert Stace & James (Jim) Warren.

Robert Stace married 1st Melissa Creel, daughter of Jackson Creel, in Jones Co MS and had one son James Morgan. Robert brought his family to Texas by 1870 (listed on 1870 Polk Co census). In 1872 they had a daughter, Amanda. Robert Stace married 2nd Canzetta Caroline Tolar, (Line) daughter of John Phillip Tolar & Canzetta Fussell, September 24 1874 in Tyler Co TX. January 1887 Robert S. purchased 250 acres of the Patrick Carnal Head-right survey on Menard Creek in Polk Co. July 30, 1887 Robert S. sold 100 acres in Tyler Co TX (about 16 miles south westwardly from Woodville) excluding 1/2 acre for graveyard. Aug 1887 he purchased acreage in the E.B. Davis & Morgan’s surveys (this acreage contained Menard Chapel Church, School, and Cemetery). Some of the described acreage was purchased in partnership with his son James Morgan. In 1903 Robert Stace and James Morgan sold 622 3/4 acres Save & Except 5 acres for church, school & cemetery to Carlisle Lumber Co. This 5 acres had been set aside by a previous owner for the community use. Robert Stace purchased 50 acres in Smithfield (Ace) in 1906 and moved his family.

Robert Stace Walters Jan 9, 1846 - Sept 12, 1912. C. Caroline - June 10, 1858 - feb 25, 1920. Robert & Caroline are buried at Menard Chapel Cemetery. Robert Stace & C. Caroline’s children are: Robert Warren married Levy Collins 1900, Blanche Richardson 1907 & Callie Futch 1915; Richard Eden married Maude Murphy 1903; Henry Clinton married Exer Griffin 1905; Mary Catherine married Jack Richardson & John Peavy; Leath (Levy) married Ed Graham; Evaline (Evie) never married; John Herren married Mamie Oliver 1917; Lige Watson married Dovie Oliver 1920; Prentice & Susan apparently died young.


Transcribed by Conan L Massey Jr.

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