Re: Washington co., PA. Waltons
To muddle this up some more here is what my Greatgrandmother told a historian here in Texas County, Missouri
Notes from a Historian Mrs. Julia Parker after an interviewwith Louisa (Walton) Neal
Great Grandmother Louisa was age 92 years & 8 months when she died.
Although we do not know when this interview took place, we believe her to be old in years. There are no dates on the hand written notes. The interview took place at Houston, Texas County, Missouri.
( Information provided by Deann Duff Smith Johnson)
Listed below is what Louisa remembered about her family.
Great Grandfather Wm. (Billy) Walton came to St. Louis, it was a small village, and originally they came from England, were descendents of Sir Isaac Walton.
They came to Missouri from North Carolina in a wagon train with Negro slaves and his own large family. They settled in St. Louis.
Wm. Billy Walton
Polly Ann Sarret
Mrs. Neal told how the women folk of her family heard the cannons from the Wilson Creek Battle and how they walked the yard and wrung their hands. When General Price started to make his raid, he advised all of the folks who belonged to the families of the Union Soldiers to go to Rolla for safety. They did this for a while.
Here are my brothers & sisters.
John(Rebecca Davis) married in Arkansas
**This is the children Louisa listed, but as there was 9 children born to David & Annie (Knight) Walton we believe the other children had died before the Interview. Also on the orbit of Annie Walton, Francis Marion is listed as a son.
Joe volunteered at the age of 18 for three years.
He was in the Southern Army, fought in the Southern States, was shot, and dispatched the Flag. He jumped over the ramparts, put the Flag down, and was perfectly composed. He had a paper showing this.
For three years his family did not know where he was.
John was to young to join the army.
Father(I’m confused pretty sure) was killed near Willow Springs.
One night the family had gone to bed after breaking seed out of cotton, a knock came at the door, Bush Whackers,
After her father died they sent home a fine saddle, official clothes & over coat.
At first her mother said no man takes this uniform out, the Bush Whackers looked things over, some could wear this & some couldn’t, at last she begged for overcoat to make her little boy one. She said you’ve got a mother & wife, have you no pity.
Finally one man was kind enough to get the others away, he said, “I wouldn’t take these away for my right arm”. This fellow soon died at Rolla.
We had 3 horses & bushwhackers took 2. Mother kept 1 mare lariated out in the hollow, not far from the house. John stayed with the mare a lot of the time. One day he looked up, there was 4 men, one man said “This is my mare now” another said as he held the rope holding the horse, “shall we shot him”.
Young John took his hat off & said, “shoot away” they admired him for his bravery. They let the boy go.
John ran away at 17 & joined the army.
This is as the handwritten notes read.
We do know that Minerva Walton wife of Joseph applied for a Civil War pension.
Application 408921, November 16, 1884. Joseph was found to be in the
B 6 Missouri Calvary
K 49 Wis. Inf.
And was mustered out of service in Louisiana.