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Jesse Simeon Walton
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1807
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1890
Glen Rose
Somervell County
Texas, USA

JESSE SIMEON WALTON - Aug. 1855 - Nov. 1890
Sheriff Jesse Simon Walton was born in Virginia, Oct. 24, 1807 in Pittsylvania Co., VA and moved to Navarro County by stages, stopping in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Fannin County, Texas. In 1853 he bought a farm on Briar Creek, was elected constable soon afterward, became sheriff in 1855. He had scarcely time to get settled in office when several men under indictment for the murder of one Wells set fire to the courthouse Nov 14, 1855 in order to destroy the indictment records. A wooden structure, it burned to the ground, with only a few county clerk records saved. As was the case with many criminals in early Texas, the arsonists escaped. Runaway slaves and cattle thefts kept the sheriff busy after that. He and his wife, Eliza, had seven children, and many descendents are living here today. Jesse was married at least 2 or three times and had at total of 13 to 15 children. His son, James, was sheriff 1844 - 1886. Moving to Glen Rose, Texas, he died in 1890 in Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX.

For more information visit the Navarro County GenWeb at
Family links: 
  Paralee Walton Day (____ - 1883)*
  Peter W Walton (1853 - 1914)*
  Pleasant Alexander Walton (1854 - 1938)*
  Abida Hawkins Walton Sutton (1862 - 1956)*
  Abeda Walton Reeder (1862 - 1894)*
  Martha Frances Walton Belt (1870 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Rick Copp
Originally Created by: Edward L. Williams
Record added: Dec 14, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5120665
Jesse Simeon Walton
Added by: Edward L. Williams
Jesse Simeon Walton
Added by: Rick Copp
Jesse Simeon Walton
Added by: Rick Copp
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- pammy
 Added: Aug. 2, 2014

- Gary Wills
 Added: Feb. 7, 2009
Jesse, here is a badge for you. You truly deserve it, for protecting you community. Thanks.
 Added: Apr. 1, 2001

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