Thomas Walters is the 4th Great Grandfather of my wife.
I've already written about Thomas' son John Walters. I waited to write about Thomas as I was searching for additional information on him. There is speculation that Thomas served in the Revolutionary War serving under George Washington. I was hoping to find some concrete information to corroborate this. Well - I have not been able to prove that yet.
Thomas was born in 1757. Some records indicate he was born in Virginia and others speculate his birth as England. I'm not really sure either way.
Thomas Walters is listed in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as Ancestor #A120187. The status of his ancestor # is 'FUTURE APPLICANTS MUST PROVE CORRECT SERVICE'. Apparently at one time he was accepted as a veteran of the Revolutionary War but his service is now in question. So in order for future generations to be accepted as a member of DAR - they would need to prove his service. A daunting task I'm sure!
The earliest applicant for the DAR was Ginerva Walters. Ginerva is descended from Thomas through his son Daniel. As far as I can tell no one from John's line, that is my wife's line, has applied to be recognized in the DAR.
In Ginerva's application she lists Thomas Walters wife as Mary E. Sibley. I've seen the name more often quoted as Sively though. There is another ancestor in the DAR database for a Jacob Sievley. Jacob is believed to be the brother of Elizabeth Sivley. Both Jacob and Thomas are thought to have served together. Jacob is a recognized veteran of the Revolutionary War and did serve under George Washington. The father of Jacob and Elizabeth is believed to be Joseph Sively and he is also believed to have served in the War.
In her application, Ginerva listed the children of Thomas Walters and Mary E Sibley (or Elizabeth Sivley) as:
1. William Walters - born 15 Apr 1787 in Virginia. Marries Elizabeth Royer.
2. Sarah Walters - born 7 Dec 1790 in Virginia. Marries Fleming Reneau
3. George Walters - born 9 Mar 1795 in Tennessee.
4. Daniel Walters - born 1 Jan 1801 in Alabama. Marries Lucinda McDonald.
5. Thomas J Walters - born 5 Oct 1805 in Alabama. Marries Susan Baughman.
6. John Walters - born 5 Apr 1808 in Alabama. Marries Elizabeth Barker.
Thomas Walters dies 26 August 1826 in Madison County, Alabama. I have transcribed his Last Will and Testament below.
It should be noted that the person Thomas names that owes him money in Tennessee last name is Reneau. One would assume that this William Reneau is related to husband of his daughter Susan. Her husband's name is Fleming Reneau.
It is unknown where Thomas Walters is buried in Madison County, Alabama.