KEY - WALTON families
- My G-Grandfather George Clemons (Clemmons or Clemens) KEY lived in
Jackson County in 1870.
1870 Census - Jackson County, AL
George W. KEY, 45,m, wood chopper, B:1825, AL
Mary, 36, f, 36, B: 1834 Tenn.
George C. 8, m, B: 1862, Miss.
George Washington KEY married his wife, Mrs. Mary WEBB in Jackson
County in 1869. I am assuming that George C. KEY was the son of Mary
and her former husband since he was born in MS approximately 7 years
prior to his mother's marriage to George Washington.
George C. KEY married Climmie (Clemintine?) WALTON in, I assume,
Jackson County, before 1882.
1870 Census OF Scottsboro Jackson County, AL lists:
Jackson Walton, 33, m, labor, Ala. B: 1837
Lucinda Walton, 40, f, B: 1830 Ala.
Alfred, 14, m, B: 1856, Ala.
Sarah I, 12, f, B: 1858, Ala.
Manda 8, f, B: 1862, Ala.
Clemintine (Climmie?), 5, f, B: 1865, Ala.
They were living at : Township 6, Range 7 on the 23rd. of Aug. 1870
I don't know what connection this family has to my family. I once
thought that Jackson and Lucinda were the parents of Climmie WALTON
and Sarah WALTON who were my great grandmother and her sister.
The 1900 Census of Tarrant County TX indicates that Climmie WALTON
was probably the daughter of:
John F. WALTON, born January 1832 in Alabama, father born KY, Mother
born AL day laborer
Lucinda M. WALTON (wife), born Jan 1828 in TN, father born TN,
Mother Born TN
Lucinda gave birth to 6 children of whom 3 were living in 1900
Above information from 1900 Tarrant County, TX Census
George C. and Climmie's first daughter was:
Viola Priscilla KEY Dec. 19, 1882 in Scottsboro, Ala. Father born
AL, Mother born AL She died Feb. 27, 1967 in Tracy, Ca. She married
John Perry Bowling, July 21, 1903 in Woodford, OK. He was born Oct.
03, 1871 in Tarrant, Co. TX. He died March, 17, 1938
George C. and Climmie relocated to Grapevine, Tarrant County, TX
between 1882 and 1884. Their second, and last, child was born there:
Forthie I. KEY, July 4th (hence name of Forthie) 1884, Grapevine,
Tarrant Co, TX. She died July 14 1924 in San Antonio, TX. She
married Pinckney (Pink) Crow, Nov 8, 1902 In Ardmore, Pickens Co.
(now Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Climmie WALTON-KEY died between 1884 and 1900. George C. KEY
migrated to OK and remarried.
As per the 1900 Census of Tarrant County Viola Priscilla lived with
her maternal grandparents: John F. And Lucinda C. WALTON.
Forthie lived with:
William W. WALTON, born Oct 1866 TX, Died 1935 TX, Father born AL,
Mother Born TX (Is the TX birth incorrect)
Sarah (Sally?) E. WALTON, born Mar 1860 TN, Died 1936 TX, Father
born AL, Mother born TN
William W. and Sarah are listed as having been married in 1892
Forthie is listed as being a boarder
I believe that these are the aunt and Uncle of Forthie.
I am searching for any information regarding these ancestors
Note: George Washington KEY served in the First Alabama Cavalry
along with several WALTON surnamed man and at least one WEBB
1. When and why did Mrs. Mary WEBB move from MS where she lived
in 1862 (as per her son, George C. KEY, birth) to Jackson County, AL
2. Did George Washington KEY adopt George C. KEY
3. When did George C. KEY marry Climmie WALTON
4. Any information on the John F. and Lucinda WALTON family
including Lucinda's maiden name and parents.
5. Were there different branches of the WALTON family who may
have intermarried. Where, if anyplace, does Jackson and Lucinda
WALTON fit in.
6. Is the above George Washington KEY the son of Isaac KEY and
According to the 1900 census Mary Webb Key had no
children. On all the census Mary gives her birth
state as TN. On the 1880 G. Clem Key is listed as
AL VA ARK. On the 1900 he says MS VA MS. On the
1870 and 1880 he is listed as son not step-son.
All this leads me to believe he is the son of
George W. Key by a prior marriage in MS and not
the son of Mary Webb.