A post in a series in the challenge of posting about 52 ancestors in 52 weeks by Amy Johnson Crow. This will be a very short post since I have been on a trip with little access to the internet for a couple of weeks.
John Parker Hale Walton, my 2nd great uncle was born on August 23, 1853 as the eighth child of Isaiah and Eliza Jane (Hall) Walton. I’d love to know why he received three given names since none of his siblings seem to be so encumbered! There really is very little that I know about John. In the 1860 US Census he appears as a six year old along with his eight siblings. In the 1870 US Census he is 16 years old and living with his father and five siblings. His mother died in childbirth in 1864 and his brothers Dudley and Abraham and sister Rhoda have moved away from home.
Little is known about his activities after John left home but the 1880 US Census lists him as living in rural Sheridan County, Kansas. He is listed as a farmer along with his brothers Abraham, James, Lucius and George. How long he, or any of the others except Abraham, remained in the area and where he went next is not clear. Unfortunately, the missing 1890 census is no help whatsoever!
On December 29, 1892 John Parker Hale Walton died in Clay County, Nebraska almost two years before his father Isaiah. He must have had some health problems but I have no information about what they might have been. I need to find out a great deal more about him and I feel the search will not be easy.
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Lancaster, Jefferson, Indiana; Roll: M653_270; Page: 883; Image: 587; Family History Library Film: 803270. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Lancaster, Jefferson, Indiana; Roll: M593_328; Page: 241B; Image: 100; Family History Library Film: 545827. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Sheridan, Kansas; Roll: 397; Family History Film: 1254397; Page: 336B; Enumeration District: 312. Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.