FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887). P. 750-751.
Walters, farmer and stock raiser, was born in 1834 in Montgomery County,
Tenn., tile son of Anderson and Elizabeth (Joyner) Walters. The father,
born in Pittsylvania County, Va., May 10, 1794, went to Middle Tennessee
in his youth, where be lived at the time of his marriage. About 1840 he
left Montgomery County, where be bad settled, and came to White County,
Ill., settling near Morris City. He was a soldier at Norfolk in 1812, and
became the owner of 200 acres of land. He died in 1863. The mother born in
Sumner County, Tenn., in June, 1795, died in October, 1853. Five of her
ten children are living. Our subject, the eighth, was about six years old
when they came to Illinois, and he lived with his parents until eighteen.
When twenty-one he became a teacher in White and Hamilton Counties
continuing about five years.
In November, 1860, he married Margaret Riley, who was born in White
County, Ill., December 12, 1837. Their children are Sarah E., Laura A.,
Harriett L., Susie (wife of Edward Allen), Charles C., Anderson and Ellis
In January, 1853, he purchased 160 acres in Maberry Township, where
he has Since resided. November 9, 1874, his wife died, and July 25, 1876,
he married Margaret Glenn, born in 1846 in Monroe County, Tenn.
Their children are Jane, Frederick. Herbert and James G. He has
succeeded from a poor beginning i n becoming owner of 320 acres, some of
which is in White County. Ill 1881 he erected his home at a cost of
$1,300. Politically be is Ft Democrat, first casting his vote for
Buchanan. He served four years
as justice, and three years as county commissioner. elected in 1875. In
April, 1887, be became tax collector. In 1870 he was ordained an older in
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which he has been a member for
twenty-nine years, and of which his wife and one child are members.
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