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Walton, William H.

Posted by ceddleman 
Walton, William H.
February 27, 2007 05:30PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Boone Co.

WILLIAM H. WALTON was born October 8, 1808. He is the fourth of twelve
children born to Robert and Elizabeth (Holton) Walton, both of whom were
natives of Virginia. They were early settlers in Bracken County, and
moved to Boone County in 1827, where he lived and died. He was sheriff
of Bracken County, and also Boone County. When he came to Boone County,
in 1827, he bought 500 acres of land. He and his wife were members of
the Christian Church. William H. Walton was brought up on the farm, and
received a common-school education. He settled where he now resides in
1837, and has 116 acres of valuable land. In 1839 he was married to
Malinda Riggs, a daughter of John and Dorcas (Hathaway) Riggs, of Boone
County. To this union one child was born--Annie E. Mrs. W. H. Walton
died August 13, 1840, and February 3, 1842, he married Parmelia Riggs, a
sister of his first wife. To this union five children were born, viz:
Malinda, James H., William E., Mary E. and John R. The two latter are
dead. Mr. and Mrs. Walton are members of the Christian Church.
Politically he is a Democrat.
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