|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1862|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1917|
Samuel Walters was the son of Samuel Walton Sr. and Lucinda Waters. He is buried in the Walton Plot at Fairview Cemetery. Husband to Annie Jones of Lewisburg, Arkansas. He was the father of Arthur Walton Sr.
After the Civil War, he married Lucinda Quesenbery from Missouri, and had a family in Van Buren Arkansas. Being able to read and write, Walters became known in the Crawford County community and emerged as a leader, serving as a Minister of the Gospel in his NW Arkansas home. He frequented the Choctaw Nation however, a land to which he had become accustomed. It is not known exactly when he began working in the Western District of Arkansas, but by the late 1870's he was one of several blacks hired to work out of Judge Isaac C. Parker's court. He was bilingual and served the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, and often used to travel to distances as far away as Texas to capture criminals to bring to the Ft. Smith Court for trial. In the early 1880's Samuel Walters, had his own personal case that was heard in the Ft. Smith court. He was bringing a criminal from the State of Texas who had several warrants for his arrest. He stopped along his route back to Ft. Smith, at the Little River courthouse and jail. The prisoner --- James Campbell was housed in the Little River Arkansas jail, and managed somehow to escape. Samuel Walters was acckused of having accepted a bribery allowing the prisoner to escape. Walters fought this case vehemently. For the next 2-3 years he spent time defending his case held at the Ft. Smith court. The final outcome of the case is still being researched.
One of his defenders in his own case referred to Samuel as having been an honest man, and extremely professional US Deputy Marshal of high integrity and honesty. Samuel Walters was known to be a deputy of courage and character, whose personal qualities were known by those who were in contact with him. Being a man who was literate his literacy skills would have been an asset for him in both Indian Territory and the United States.
Samuel Walton (1840 - 1912)
Annie (Anna) Jones Walters (1866 - 1966)
Lillie Davis Glasco (1881 - 1948)*
Arthur Walton (1900 - 1959)*
Samuel Walters Walton (1862 - 1917)
Samuel Walton (1891 - 1940)*
Plot: AREA #5 GRAVE # 169 The Walton Plot at Fairview Cemetery Van Buren, Arkansas
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Sep 06, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5052727