Thomas Walton Atkinson1,2,3

ID# 16982, (abt 1778 - 1862)
FatherJoshua Atkinson1
MotherFrances Walton1

Key Events:

Birth: about 1778, Amelia Co., Virginia4,5,6
Marriage: Elizabeth Hundley (22 Oct 1783 - about 1810)7
Marriage: 6 Nov 1810, Elizabeth Carlile (about 1791 - about 1881)8,9,10
Death: 186211,12

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Narrative:

     Thomas Walton Atkinson was born about 1778 in Amelia Co., Virginia.4,5,6
     Thomas married first Elizabeth Hundley, daughter of Josiah Hundley and Elizabeth Motley.7 He made proof for 400 acres in Adair Co., Kentucky on 3 Oct 1803.13,14 In 1804 he was admitted to pratice law in Adair Co., and on 5 May 1806 he was appointed attorney at law in behalf of the Commonwealth.15
     He appeared on the 1810 Federal Census of Columbia, Adair Co., Kentucky, with a household consisting of two males under age 10 (Quintus and another), and two age 26 to 44 (himself and another), three females under age 10 (daughters Frances and Elizabeth and another), and one aged 26 to 45 (probably his first wife, Elizabeth Hundley), and nine slaves.16
     His wife died about 1810.17
     Thomas married second Elizabeth Carlile, daughter of John Carlile and Sarah Cates, on 6 Nov 1810.8,9,10
     Thomas served in the War of 1812 as a sergeant in Capt. Butler's Company, Kentucky Militia, from 18 Sep until 12 Oct 1812, then as Capt. in the Kentucky Volunteer Militia for three months, starting 24 Aug 1813. He was at the Battle of Thames.18
     Thomas appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, with a household consisting of two males under age 10 (probably Quintus and Joshua), one age 16 to 26 (unknown), and one age 26 to 45 (himself), three females under age 10 (Sarah and two others), three age 10 to 16 (Elizabeth and two others), and two aged 16 to 26 (probably his second wife, Elizabeth Carlile, though she should have been a bit older, and daughter Frances), and four slaves.19
     Thomas appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, with a household consisting of one male under age 5 (Thomas Walton), one age 5 to 10 (probably Joshua), one age 15 to 20 (Quintus), and one age 40 to 50 (himself), one female under age 10 (Quintilla), one age 5 to 10 (unknown), one age 15 to 20 (probably Sarah), and one age 30 to 40 (wife, Elizabeth), and five slaves.20
     Thomas appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, with a household consisting of one male age 5 to 10 Sherwood), one age 10 to 15 (Thomas Walton), one age 15 to 20 (unknown) and one age 50 to 60 (himself), one female age 10 to 15 (Quintilla), one age 20 to 30 (probably Sarah), and one age 30 to 40 (probably his second wife, Elizabeth Carlile, although she should have been considerably older than that), and eight slaves.21
     Thomas and Elizabeth appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 30 Nov 1850, reporting real estate valued at $25,000., Listed with them are John Atkinson, age 25, and R. T. Harris, age 15, who may have been grandchildren. There were also nine slaves, ranging in age from 2 to 48.3,22
     Thomas was a merchant and a farmer.23,24
     Thomas left a will dated 24 Apr 1858, in which he left to his current wife for her lifetime all the slaves he had acquired during their marriage, and their increase, in addition to her dower interest his real estate. He listed the slaves as Ben Carlise, about 35;Jack, about 21; Andrew, about 18; Sally, about 40, and her children Betsy Ann, about 16 or 17, Andrew, about 7, George. about 3, Oscar, about 15 months, and Fanny, an infant. They were to go to his wife's children or their heirs after her death. He left his children by his first marriage his slaves and their increase, listing Mary, about 32, and her children Edward, about 16, Amanda, about 14, William, about 11, Mary Jane, about 7, and Charles, about 2; and Biddy, about 8. All the rest of his estate was to be divided equally between his children and the heirs of his deceased children. The shares of each were to be adjusted for the value of the slaves they were to receive, and Elizabeth's share to be adjusted for a $500 advanced many years before. A one-acre parcel was to be given to a Christian or Reformed church, provided a permanent house of worship was erected there within five years, and no secular or political meetings ever be held there.25,26
     Thomas and Elizabeth appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 30 Sep 1860, reporting real estate valued at $8,700 and personal estate of $58,150. There were 12 slaves listed, ranging in age from 2 to 35.27,28
     Thomas amended his previous will with a codicil dated 15 Jun 1861, in which he recorded that he had advanced to his daughter Quintilla two slaves, Biddy, valued at $1,000, and Andrew, valued at $900, which were to be charged to her share of his estate.29
     Thomas died in 1862.11,12

Children:
     Children with Elizabeth Hundley:

  • Frances J. Atkinson25,30 (abt 1803 - bef 1858)
  • Elizabeth H. Atkinson25,31 (abt 1809 - bt Jun 1864 - Jan 1866)
  • Quintus C. Atkinson25,32 (abt 1810 - 7 Nov 1864)

Children:
     Children with Elizabeth Carlile:

  • Sarah Cates Atkinson25,33 (Apr 1816 - 1908)
  • Joshua Atkinson25 (abt 1820 - 1846)
  • Thomas Walton Atkinson Jr.1 (abt 1825 - bef 1858)
  • Quintilla C. Atkinson25,33 (May 1828 - 1902)
  • Sherwood S. Atkinson25 ( - bef 1858)

Citations

  1. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson."
  2. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:36, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865, shows name as T. W. Atkinson.
  3. [S1293] Thomas W. Atkinson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  4. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson", show c. 1778, county, and state.
  5. [S1293] Thomas W. Atkinson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows age 74 and state.
  6. [S1331] Thos Atkinson household, 1830 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows the only male near his age as aged 40 to 50.
  7. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson", citing The Southside Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 2. January 1983. "Nottoway County Powers of Attorney" by L. H. Hart, reporting a power of attorney dated 27 Aug 1840 in Montgomery Co. Kentucky, recorded 30 Sep 1840 (Nottoway Co., Vargina, DB 10:374) in which Thomas W. Atkinson of Montgomery County, Tennessee, gave power of attorney to David D. Mason of Logan County, Kentucky, to receive from John M. Overton of Cumberland County, Virginia the distributive share of "my late wife Elizabeth Hundley from the estates of her father Josiah Hundly, her mother Elezabeth Overton."
  8. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson", shows date.
  9. [S1293] Thomas W. Atkinson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, P:711-3, will of T. W. Atkinson, May 1865 term, shows his wife as Elizabeth Atkinson.
  11. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:32-38, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865.
  12. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson", shows year.
  13. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson", citing OB, p. 84.
  14. [S1333] "Kentucky Land Grants," Ancestry.com, shows grant on Russell Creek in Adair county, surveyed 13 Sep 1807, bk 11, pg 38, citing vol 1, Part 1, Chapter IV - Grants South of Green River (1797-1866) pg 261. This may be the same grant, but could be a later one.
  15. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson", citing Adair Co., KY Ct. OB, 1802-1808.
  16. [S1329] Thomas Atkinson household, 1810 U.S. Census, Adair Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson", shows date as c. 1809, presumably based on her husband's remarriage in Nov 1910. The date is clouded by the uncertainty of the birth dates of her children Quintus and Elizabeth. His birth date is found only from the 1850 census, where he is shown as age 40.
  18. [S1328] Fone, "Thomas Walton Atkinson", citing Montgomery Co., Tennessee Genealogical Journal - Soldiers of 1812 and Revolutionary War; information provided by Anita W. Darnell.
  19. [S1330] Thos Atkinson household, 1820 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  20. [S1331] Thos Atkinson household, 1830 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  21. [S1515] Thomas W. Atkinson household, 1840 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  22. [S8705] Thos. W. Atkinson, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  23. [S1329] Thomas Atkinson household, 1810 U.S. Census, Adair Co., Kentucky, shows one person engaged in commerce.
  24. [S1293] Thomas W. Atkinson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as farmer.
  25. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, P:711-3, will of T. W. Atkinson, May 1865 term.
  26. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:36, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865, shows his father had left a will as yet not closed.
  27. [S1752] T. W. Atkinson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  28. [S8706] Thos. W. Atkinson, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  29. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, P:713, codicil of T. W. Atkinson, May 1865 term.
  30. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:34, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865, shows her as his sister, and pg 36, shows Thomas as his father.
  31. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:33, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865, shows her as his sister, and pg 36, shows Thomas as his father.
  32. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:36, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865, shows his father's name in connection with probate of the father's will being incomplete.
  33. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:33, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865, names her as his half-sister, and pg 36, names T. W. Atkinson as his father.