- Martha Jane Roberts Walden: Wife of John (32 KB)
Photo contributed by Direct Descendant, Corrine Chesimard. Martha Jane Roberts, wife of John Thomas Walden, son of William and Elizabeth F. Jones Walden.
- Titus La Grand Walden Family & The Howells (526 KB)
Samuel and Nancy Weaver Walden's Oldest Son Titus's Family and their youngest daughter, Deborah. Circa 1904, Front row: Children, Moses, Flossie, Theophilus, Floyd, Essie. Second Row: Laura, Titus, Mary, Lou,Deborah Howell. Back Row: Willis , Obadiiah, Squire Titus, Delaware Howell.
- Volunteer Enlistment (1842 KB)
Samuel Walden's volunteer enlistment for the U.S.C.T, Civil War
- Children of John and Martha Walden (40 KB)
Photo Contributed by Direct Descendant, Corrine Chesimard.
- Titus La Grand Walden's Children: Circa 1959 (487 KB)
FrontRow,SquireTitus,Theophilus,Floyd,Obadiah,Back Row: Moses, Laura, Elsie, Flossie, Lou,and Willis.Last group picture of sisters and brothers. My Grandfather, Squire Titus,was the first to die, on March 23,1959.
- Volunteer Enlistment (1067 KB)
James Walden's volunteer enlistment for the U.S.C.T., Civil War
- Census: Samuel and Nancy Ann Weaver Walden (975 KB)
1860 Winton Township, Hertford County, North Carolina.
- Zilphy Claud: Slave of Philip J. Claud: (952 KB)
Zilphy, and her unamed child were valued at $500.00 in the 1857 account inventory of the estate of Philip J. Claud. It is not known if Philip J. Claud was the original owner. Zilphy is my paternal GGGGrandmother.My Journey continues in the search for the origins of Zilphy. Copy provided by Ernest Claud who has the original.
- Squire Titus and Lizzie Barnes Turner Walden (506 KB)
Maternal Grandparents: Before 1951.My grandmother attended Franklin (Virginia) Normal and Industrial Institute founded by Della Irvin Hayden in 1904. The school was the first high school for rural black children in southeastern Virginia. Mama Lizzie resided in the girls' dormitory and completed her high school education. She later attended St Pauls College in Lawrenceville, Virginia and taught school in a one room building for a brief time before she married my grandfather on January 25,1920.
- Census: Squire and Tempy Walden (955 KB)
1850 Northampton, County, North Carolina Census.
- Grandparents, Mom , Aunt, and Uncles abt 1940 (593 KB)
Squire Titus Walden Family. Left to right, Squire,Lizzie, Melton,Gloria(my mom), Lindburg, Goldie, and Walter. My grandfather was a self educated man who worked as both a farmer on his own land and a carpenter.He afforded his children the opportunity of a college education. Three of whom graduated, Goldie, Gloria and Walter, and at one time all became Teachers.Lindberg went to War during the defeat of Hitler and Melton became a farmer.
- Descendants of Samuel and Nancy Weaver Walden (547 KB)
Titus LaGrand Walden's lineage. Group photo taken July,1981,in Rich Square, North Carolina at a Family Reunion hosted by the late Launsie Walden Day's Family.
- Census: Squire and Tempy Walden (864 KB)
1860 Northampton County, North Carolina Census.
- Virgie Mae Claud Hardy (186 KB)
Paternal Grandmother: 1958. Mama Virgie was the daughter of former slave James Thompson Claud and Susanna Turner. James Thompson Claud purchased 194 acres of land in Southampton , County for $400.00 14 March,1903. The land was divided into 3 tracts: 48 acres, 71 acres and 75 acres and was joined by the lands of Milly (Bozeman) Turner, Susana's mother, who is believed to be a Nottoway Indian. The James Thompson Claud Family was enumerated as Mulattoes in the 1900,1910 and 1920 Southampton County Census.
- Census: Squire and Tempy Walden (854 KB)
1870 Northampton County, North Carolina Census.
- Delaware and Deborah Walden Howell abt. 1947 (390 KB)
Deborah Walden Howell, youngest sister of Titus La Grand Walden, and My GGAunt,was only 5 months old when her father, Samuel Walden, died while serving in the Civil War.
- John Walter Hardy (824 KB)
Paternal Grandfather:Before 1939. John was the son of Walter who was a sharecropper at age 21 for the grandchildren of President Tyler. John died before any of his grandchildren were born.
- Census: Willis and Sally Sarah Weaver (1033 KB)
1850, Winton Township , Hertford County, North Carolina Census.
- Katie B. Turner Padget: My GAunt : August, 1983 (442 KB)
I last saw Aunt Katie August of 1983, in Long Island , New York. It was a special time for me since she was my grandmother's sister and I did not know my grandmother. Aunt Katie was a Registered Nurse in a New York Hospital. She retired as a Nurse and devoted her time to her husband Henry's Church where he was a Minister.
- Walter B. Turner and Family (613 KB)
Maternal GreatGrand Parents. Circa 1918, Turner Home Place.From Left to right: Fitz (near car), Walter Terry seated, wife Laurena behind him, Ben, Marcia, beside husband Joe Alley seated, their son Woodrow,(small child), Katie, George,(child) leaning on chair of Walter, Nina and Lizzie.
- Census: Lawrence, Edward, and Anna Weaver (972 KB)
1850, Winton Township, Hertford County, North Carolina Census. Brothers and Mother of Willis Weaver, my GGGGrandfather.
- Bob Fitzsimmons Turner: My GUncle circa 1917 (498 KB)
Uncle Fitz was the owner and operator of a neighborhood store.
- Titus and Mary Catherine Johnson Walden:Bef.1939 (367 KB)
Maternal GreatGrandparents, in later years
- Census: Willis and Sally Sarah Weaver (494 KB)
1860, Winton Township, Hertford County, North Carolina
- Descendants of Samuel and Nancy Weaver Walden (353 KB)
Elena(Eleanor)Walden's Lineage. Group photo taken July 4,1981 in Rich Square North Carolina. Family Reunion hosted by Launsie Walden Day's Family
- John Walden:Son of William & Elizabeth J. Walden (26 KB)
John Walden:Son of William,Grandchild of William Squire Walden.William and Samuel Walden were brothers. John married Martha Jane Roberts. Photo contributed by Direct Descendant, Corrine Chesimard.
- Census: Willis, Sally Sarah Weaver & Nancy Walden (1033 KB)
1870,Winton Township, Hertford County, North Carolina.
- Aunt Goldie: My Favorite Photo circa 1924. (976 KB)
Mother's sister, about 3 years old. Restored via e-mail by Rodney Skeeter.
- Census: Nancy Weaver Walden Hunter (1057 KB)
1880 Hertford County, North Carolina Census. Nancy and Peter Hunter.
- Will of Phillip Claud: 25 January 1773 (2 KB)
Ancestor of Philip J. Claud
- William Hamel Hardy :1870 Census Summary (3 KB)
- Susanna Claud, Renounces Will of Husband (4 KB)
Susanna Claud was not too pleased with James Thompson Claud's desire to have all of his property sold. She appeared before the courts to have James Claud's will renounced.
- Will of William Claud: 21 August 1825 (3 KB)
Ancestor of Philip J. Claud
- Rachael Hardy: Census and Deed Record Summaries (7 KB)
Paternal GreatGreatGrandmother: Wife of William
- Milly Bozeman alias Turner (2 KB)
Milly Bozeman alias Turner Trust Deed dated November 20,1875.
- Will of John Claud: 3 April 1793 (4 KB)
Ancestor of Philip J. Claud
- Walter Hardy: Census and Deed Record Summaries (13 KB)
Paternal GreatGrandfather: Son of William and Rachael, Husband of Gertrude.
- Will of Joshua Claud: 16 October 1773 (7 KB)
Ancestor of Philip J. Claud
- Gertrude Ilda (Hilda)Hill Scott Hardy: Deed (4 KB)
Paternal GreatGrandmother, and wife of Walter
- Walter B. Turner: Census and Deed Summaries (19 KB)
Maternal GreatGrandfather, Husband of Nina
- Catus/Kadis Mystery: Possible Walden Connection (1 KB)
Barbara Gregory has proof of a possible connection of The Catus Family to the Waldens....
- James Thompson Claud and Others Pay Surety (2 KB)
James Thompson Claud and others paid $100.00 surety Peace Bond for George Minick in 1883...
- Folks Who Got Involved: Preserve Family History (1 KB)
Angenita, Barbara, Corrine, and Gloria Green too: All shared their Family Histories and got involved in contributing to another aspect of American Genealogy: The African American Family.
- James Thompson Claud and The Home Securing Co. (2 KB)
C.J.Benett, James Claud, Mons(?) Darden, William Turner, Jos. Sykes, George Boykins, Israel Ellsworth, Percy Flyth, John Henry Williams, M.C. Canga(?), William Sykes, Jos. Ellsworth, Willis Story, Joe Baker, and James Williams Lanties in business under the firm name of The Home Securing Company purchased property.
- Will of John Claud 7 December 1826 (4 KB)
John Claud is the father of Philip J. Claud who was the slave owner of my paternal ancestors.
- James Thompson Claud: Ex Slave Land Purchase (1 KB)
James Thompson Claud my GGrandfather and former slave of Philip J. Claud of Southampton County, Virginia purchase land.
- Will of Polly Claud: 3 October 1836 (2 KB)
Polly Claud was the wife of John Claud and mother of Philip J. Claud who was the owner of my Paternal ancestors.
- Will of James Thompson Claud (4 KB)
James Thompson Claud died six months after writting his will. It was his desire that all of his land be sold and one third profit was to go to his wife, Susanna Claud and the other to be divided among his children.