John Walden Family Connections

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  • ID: I48
  • Reference Number: 48
  • Name: John Walden [Sr.] 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 15 JUN 2012
  • Birth: 06 MAR 1756 in orphand as an infant raised by "brothers and sisters" [Founding father of Walden Family R-D haplotype], Middlesex County, Virginia Colony 4
  • Event: Milit-Beg 1777 Viriginia
  • Note: and served under Thos. Ewell, Spellman, Dudley, Augustin Tabb, Eggleson and Armstrong and under Col William Dent Abraham Buford and Henry Lee with the Virginia volunteers; in the battles of Monmouth, Stony Point and was present at the evacuation of Charleston 4 3
  • Event: Milit-End 1783
  • Note: at the end of the war 4
  • Census: 1810 possibly recorded as John Waldren [1 2 - 1 1; - 1 2 1 -], Henry County, Kentucky, USA 5
  • Census: 1820 as John Waldron [- - - 1 - 1 - - -1 - 1 - ], West Port, Henry County, Kentucky, USA 6
  • Note: applied for pension based on his military service 4
  • Note:
    On October 25, 1832 John Walden signed an Affidavit (by his mark) in Putnam County, Indiana, the following are excerpts from said Affidavit:

    John Walden, aged 76 years declared before Amory Kinney presiding Judgeof the 7th Judicial Circuit of the State of Indiana and the Honorable David Derveese and William Elmore, Associate Judges for Putnam County,Indiana, as follows: He makes this declaration in order to receive the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following officers: Colonel William Brent; Lt. Colonel Charles Dabney; Major John Lee; and Captain Augustine Tabb. To the best of his recollection he entered the service in the summer of 1777 and left the service at the conclusion of peace in 1783. He was at the battle of Monmouth under the above-named officers.He was a resident of Middlesex County Virginia when he entered theservice. He was a volunteer in the Virginia State Troops. He first marched to Williamsburg and remained one year or longer. He then marched to Valley Forge and joined the Continental Army. He believes the first march was to New Jersey in the next pursuit of the British. He then marched backward and forward in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. He was at the taking of Stoney Point, he does not recallthe name of his immediate commander but knows that Colonel Posey was the man that pulled down the British flag. It was there that he first sawGeneral Washington the day after the fort was taken. He also remembersthat 12 men were hanged upon the flag staff the day after the fort was taken. After Bluford's defeat he was transferred to his regiment and then was attached to Lee's Legion and served the balance of his time until the conclusion of the war under him. His Captain's name was Armstrong of the First Company of the Light Dragoons commonly called the Sorrels and he was taken out of foot service and mounted. He was at the taking of Fort Watson which was attacked and taken under cover of moss and cow hides. From Fort Watson he marched to Fridays Ferry. Then he marched to Fort Donnison which was taken by shooting arrows into the roof of the house with lighted matches attached to them. He was then marched into Charleston as the British were evacuating and shortly thereafter he was discharged at Richmond, Virginia by Major Joseph Eggleston of Lee's Legion.

    On February 26, 1833 John Walden signed an Affidavit (by his mark) in Putnam County, Indiana, the following are excerpts from said Affidavit. This is an amendment to the Affidavit set out above, before the same Judges:

    It was Fort Johnson which was taken by shooting flaming arrows That he was born in the County of Middlesex in the State of Virginia on the water of the Rappahanok River about the 6th or 8th of the month of March in the year 1756 or thereabouts. That he has no documentary evidence of his age nor has he ever seen any, that his information concerning his date and place of birth is devised from the tradition of his elder brothers and sisters and near relatives, his father and mother having both died whenhe was an infant. That his discharge papers were washed in his breaches or vest pocket by accident shortly after he got them and at the time he did not believe they were of any value and did not take but little care of the same. He further declares that his name is not on the pensionroll of any state or territory.

    On August 22, 1838 Mary Walden signed an Affidavit (by her mark) in Putnam County, Indiana, the following are excerpts from said Affidavit:

    She is a resident of the county and state aforesaid, she is 76 years of age and doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7, 1838, entitled 'an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows'. She states that she is John Walden's widow, that they were married April 10, 1874 and that he died on the 22nd day of December, 1835 7
  • Death: 22 DEC 1835 in Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, USA 8 7
  • Burial: Manhattan cemetery[possibly], Washington or Warren Twp, Putnam County, Indiana, USA 9 10 11
  • Note: found in Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.4, p.152 —Serial: 7119; Volume: 6



    Father: Uknown Kidd b: in relative of Wm Kidd d. 1802 Caroline Co VA
    Mother: Unknown Walden b: EST 1735 in probably sister to Richard b. 1740 K&Q Co VA

    Marriage 1 Mary Collins b: 1762 in Virginia
    • Married: 10 APR 1784 in Middlesex County, Virginia, USA 1 7 2 12
    • Census: 1830 in as John Walden both as age 70-80 with one son 20-30 [John Jr, probably] in household, Henry County, Kentucky, USA 13
    Children
    1. Has Children John Walden , Jr. b: 24 DEC 1801 in Warren County, Kentucky
    2. Has Children Dorothy "Dolly" Walden b: 1792 in Kentucky, USA
    3. Has Children Nancy Walden b: ABT 1785 in Virginia
    4. Has Children Sarah "Sally" Walden b: 1787 in Kentucky
    5. Has No Children Elizabeth Walden b: EST 1788
    6. Has Children Richard Walden b: 03 JAN 1790 in [Y-DNA ancestor of W002, W007 and W008 Family R-D], Henry County, Kentucky, USA
    7. Has Children Henry Walden b: 1796 in [Y-DNA ancestor of W035 Family R-D], Warren County, Kentucky
    8. Has No Children Patsy Walden b: EST 1803

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestors of Hal W Walden, Record Type: Manuscript 2 pages, Subject: Family History, Document: Two Pages
      Abbrev: Walden Family History by HWW
      Author: Hal William Walden
      Publication: 29 Jan 1976
      Repository:
        Name: Living /Walden/
    2. Title: Ancestors of Otis Morton Walden, Compiler Address: Indiana
      Abbrev: Walden family by Mann
      Author: Roxanne Walden Mann
      Publication: 1995
    3. Title: Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution buried in Indiana
      Abbrev: Amercian Rev. by IN DAR
      Author: Compiler: Mrs Roscoe C O'Byrne
      Publication: Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, Brookville Indiana, 1938
      Repository:
        Name: Putnam County Indiana Public Library

      Page: page 368
    4. Title: Weik's History of Putnam County Indiana
      Abbrev: Weik's History
      Author: Jesse E Weik A.M.
      Publication: B F Bowen & Company, Indianapolis Indiana, 1910
      Repository:
        Name: Putnam County Indiana Public Library

      Page: page 218
    5. Title: US Federal Population census for 1810
      Abbrev: Census 1810
      Author: Compiler: US Goverment
      Page: KY Henry Co sheet 3
    6. Title: US Federal Populaion Census for 1820
      Abbrev: Census 1820
      Author: Compiler: US Goverment
      Page: Kentucky > Henry > West Port sheet 10
    7. Title: GEDCOM file GRAY.GED and imported on 01/17/2001 at 13:51:30.
      Abbrev: Gray via email
      Author: Lynnda Joyce Brunton
    8. Title: GEDCOM File LEWBAR.GED imported on 01/17/2001 at 14:07:22.
      Abbrev: Boggs WorldConect
      Author: Lewis Boggs
    9. Title: A Journey Through Putnam County [Indiana] History
      Abbrev: Putnam Co History
      Author: Putnam County Sesquicentennial Committee
      Repository:
        Name: Putnam County Indiana Public Library

      Page: Page 43 "buried in Putnam County"
    10. Title: Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution buried in Indiana
      Abbrev: Amercian Rev. by IN DAR
      Author: Compiler: Mrs Roscoe C O'Byrne
      Publication: Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, Brookville Indiana, 1938
      Repository:
        Name: Putnam County Indiana Public Library

      Page: page 368 say there is a stone.
    11. Title: Records Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Putnam County Indiana
      Abbrev: Putnam Rev Soldiers
      Author: Compiler: Minnetta Wright
      Publication: Daughers of American Revolution, Washburn Chapter, 1935-37 revised 1975
      Repository:
        Name: Putnam County Indiana Public Library

      Page: burial "Near Putnamville Warren Twp."
    12. Title: Records Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Putnam County Indiana
      Abbrev: Putnam Rev Soldiers
      Author: Compiler: Minnetta Wright
      Publication: Daughers of American Revolution, Washburn Chapter, 1935-37 revised 1975
      Repository:
        Name: Putnam County Indiana Public Library
    13. Title: US Federal Census for 1830
      Abbrev: Census 1830
      Author: Compiler: US Goverment
      Page: KY Henry sheet 51

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