Recd Rutherfordton 13th March 1812 of John Logan Twenty six Dollars twelve ½ cents in full of all Book Accounts to the present date
Not many of the John Logan documents, so far, have named a place where the transaction took place. We know that most of these people lived in Rutherford County, but I think its neat when an actual city is named. The last receipt I posted was also for $26 dollars, so it makes me wonder if he is buying similar items. I know that G. Walton is George Walton because the receipt is labeled as such on the back. You might recall a couple of posts back of a receipt for George Walton Bradley. I wonder if there might be a family connection between these two.
George Walton was born in Amherst County, VA to parents Maj. William Walton and Elizabeth Tillman. William was drafted in 1780 and served in Capt. John Loving’s company from Virginia. He and his son, William, were at the battle of King’s Mountain in Capt John Brown’s company of mounted riflemen. (The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 38). William died in Burke County, NC January 31, 1806. Elizabeth died September 8, 1787.
George was living as a bachelor in Morganton, NC in 1800. Shortly after he married Nancy McEntire, daughter of James McEntire and Nancy Young. In 1810 they were living in Rutherford County.
George was elected as Rutherford County’s Treasurer of Public Buildings in January 1813. This was a position that John Logan later held.
In 1820 George was listed in the census in Rutherford County as “George Walton, Con.” Apparently he was constable at the time. I learned from a March 18, 1823 article in the Western Carolinian that “Gen. George Walton” was a candidate to represent the district of Morganton, composed of Burke, Buncombe, Rutherford and Haywood Counties. This seat was for the 13th congress.
According to another article from the Western Carolinian, on June 27th, 1823, “Gen. George Walton” was nominated to the board of the newly formed Auxiliary Society of Rutherford County, NC. We also find him in Rutherford County in the 1830 census. In 1831, “Gen. George Walton” was nominated President of the Rutherford County Sunday School Union which was organized at the home of “John Logan, Esq.”
George died August 9, 1836 and was buried with his parents at the First Presbyterian Church cemetery in Morganton, NC.
If you have additional information of George Walton and his family, please leave a comment below.
About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission.
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