CPT William Parr Walton, Sr

CPT William Parr Walton, Sr

Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Death 21 Feb 1875 (aged 60–61)
Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 97087861 · View Source
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Civil War veteran
Capt. Co. B 1st Regiment Volunteers,
also served as a Col. with Diplomatic Expedition to Mexico in 1846.

Born abt 1812.
Father; William Walton of VA.
Mother; Jane Parr of NC.
DAR ID. # 55771

Note reference of Lineage Book National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 54:
"Captain William Parr Walton was born near Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, in the year 1814. He was married to Miss Jane Tyree of Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, March 12, 1836. About 1838 he moved to Lafayette County, Missouri. He settled near Lexington, and engaged in farming. Was Captain of Company B, First Regiment Missouri Mounted Volunteers, and was a good officer. His company captured the celebrated cannon known as "Old Sacramento" at the Battle of Sacramento, and the men brought it to Lexington with them on their return from the war.

Captain Walton moved to Kansas City in 1860, but when the Civil War began he joined the Confederate Army and served until the war closed. After his return from the war he resided two years in Lexington, then moved to Sweet Springs (then Brownsville), Saline County, Missouri, where he died February 21, 1875.

Captain Walton had seven children, four sons and three daughters. Four of these survive. Of these I know of three - J.R. Walton, Treasurer State Hospital, Nevada, Missouri; Mrs. Ella Walton Hall, Sweet Springs, Missouri; Mrs. R.S. Kinney, San Antonio, Texas.

Captain Walton was eligible to membership in the Order of Cincinnati, though he never availed himself to the right."

(Doniphan's Expedition and the Conquest of New Mexico and California)

From the History of La Fayette Co. Missouri:
"Capt. Wm. Parr Walton married in 1836 Jane Tyree of Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee. They began housekeeping in Smith County on the opposite side of the Cumberland River from the original Walton homestead. Jack Tyree, a brother of Jane Tyree, visited Missouri soon after and then persuaded the other Tyree and Walton families to emigrate to Missouri, which they did in 1838. Several Tyree brothers and sisters located in La Fayette County, Missouri. Wm. Walton settled on a farm not far from Mayview, where he lived until the Civil War changed the fortunes of the entire family. For a time he served as Quartermaster of the Southern Army. Two of his sons served - the other was too young. In politics he was a Whig and then a Democrat. In religion - Southern Presbyterian
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