Walls Family - Clark County IL



Walls Family
Clark County IL

Submitted by Bob Walls <[email protected]>


Information on the WALLS clan from Clark County, Illinois by: Robert D. Walls Burton, Michigan I am from the John Walls of Clark County, Illinois. I believe my tree is from that line. John Elridge Walls, I believe is Levi's son. Levi and Jane were married in Clark County, 7 September 1849. They had two children, John and Elizabeth. John and Elizabeth has not been accounted for by anyone else. By elimination of the other John of about same age, and being the son of Joshua a brother of Levi Walls. I believe that leaves Levi's son John to be John Elridge Walls

The Senior Walls is believed to be John Walls: His family is know as: John born in Ohio, married to Sarah in Ohio, remarried in Clark County, Illinois, and died 23 October 1854 in Clark County. His possible third marriage was to Jane Page in Clark County was on 3 October 1854. John can be found in the 1850 Darwin Township,Clark County, Illinois census on page 223, line 29, household #816. It shows him being of 55 years, a farmer and being born in Ohio. With him is Sarah, age 47 born in Ohio. Next to him in household #817, you will find Martha Walls, f., age 17 born in Ohio and Emaline Walls, age 2 born in Illinois.

Others who are considered to be sons are Nehemiah Abner Walls, born 18 November 1819, in Ohio and died 14 February 1889, Effingham Co., Illinois. Joshua Walls, born 1822, died 1850 in Clark County. John E.L. Walls, born 1825 in Ohio, and died 1900 in Clark County. Levi Walls, born 1827, and died 1866 in Clark County, Illinois. There has been no solid conclusive evidence that John is the father of these men. Any amount of evidence would be greatly appreciated.

From John Walls probate: State of Illinois, Clark County, On this 8th day of November 1854, personally appeared Jane Walls, a resident of said county, who being duly sworn upon her onto says that John Walls late of said County, (her husband) is dead, that he died interstate on or about 23rd day of October 1854. Subscribed and ...... to this 8th day of November 1854 before me. A. B. Briscoe Clk. Signed Jane Walls, ( X her mark)

Possible early marriages for John Walls, the senior Walls of Clark County.

John is listed in the 1850 census with a wife by the name of Sarah, so could one of the following be the correct one? A marriage for John and Sarah Campbell can be found in Pike County, Ohio. It is listed as John Walls to Sarah Campbell, 5 February 1829, page 135. If this is the correct Sarah, none of the boys would have been hers, for her wedding date is after their birth dates. Another is listed in Jackson County, Ohio as: Walles, John and Jane Nelson, 5 October 1820, by Vincent Southard, J.P. Jackson County is located next to Sciota County. Some people believe Jane Nelson to be Sarah Jane Nelson. I have found no documentation support that theory. Another theory is that John married a Sarah Barcus, but then again no documentation. Please help us all out.

Another possibility of children are Martha and Arcade being the daughters of John and Sarah Walls of Clark County. I believe all the dates and marriages and other information tend to lean that way. No one as of yet has proven these to be the daughters of John and Sarah, that I know of.

Information on John Elridge Walls son of Levi:

From John Walls and Mary J. Low marriage: Marriage license was granted unto John Walls and Mary J. Low, November 8th 1871, now both of this county. Allen B. Briscoe, clerk. State of Illinois, Clark County, Sct. I hereby certify that on the 8th day of November 1871, I joined in the state of matrimony John Walls and Mary J. Low, according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois. Given under my hand and seal, this 8th day of November 1871. Returned, registered and filed November 18th, 1871. Allen B. Briscoe, clerk.

John Elridge Walls married Mary Jane Low and had a daughter by the name of Flora. There is a disagreement as to this. My fellow researchers believe that Mary married the John Walls the son of Joshua Walls. Several books have them married. The only information that I can see that they base this on is a marriage license, which states John Walls to Mary Jane Low. We know there were two John's in Clark County approximately the same age. I will explain why I believe it was my John. Mary Jane's death is listed in the family bible of John Elridge Walls. Also the other fact that I use is that you will find their daughter Flora listed with John E. and Agnes Walls in the 1880 census. Found in the 1880 Clark County census, page 13, sup. dist. 5, en. 34, line 11. John Walls with Agnes, children as daughter Flora age 7, dau. Sinlama age 4, son William age 1 and daughter Katy age 1.

From John E. Walls marriage to Agnes Graham: Marriage License was Granted Unto John E. Walls age 25 and Agnes Graham age 25, on April 17, 1875 now both of this County. Allen B. Briscoe, Clerk.

State of Illinois, Clark County, SCT: I hereby certify that on the 18th day of April 1875, I joined in the state of matrimony John E. Walls and Miss Agnes Graham according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois. Given under my hand and seal, this 18th day of April 1875. William Fowles, Justice of the Peace, Returned, registered and filed, April 19th, 1875. Allen B. Briscoe, Clerk.

John Elridge Walls and Agnes Graham had several children, including 4 sets of twins. John had some type of disability, the kind is unknown. Family conversation from the ancestors, stated John was not able to work his last twenty years of his life. In the 1880 census you will find John as being listed as disabled. It does not list what type of disability, just marked disabled. This could prove family stories that he was disabled his last 20 years. He died in 1899, in Dunklin County, Missouri, and is buried there with his wife Agnes. They are buried in the Old Malden Cemetery, in the northeast corner, near the passing road. The headstone is a double, gray in color, with the writing on the west side of the marker. Also buried in this cemetery are three of their children, Edward, William and Elizabeth. Edward is buried in the Southwest corner in the Walls plot. William is also buried in this plot, but the grave is unmarked. Elizabeth is buried in the southeast corner of the cemetery.

1880 Clark County, Illinois census, vol. 5, E.D. 34, sheet 13, line 11.
Darwin Township
Color: White, male, age 27, birthplace Illinois, he is marked in the column for maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled. (does not say which) Father's birthplace is Ohio, and his mother's birthplace is Illinois. John is listed as a laborer, but it also shows him unemployed for nine months. Listed with him is his wife: Agnes, white, age 32, born in Illinois, birth place for both parents are marked as unknown, she is listed as keeping house.
Children:
Flora, daughter, white, age 7, born in Illinois, birthplace for parents, IL. Sinlama, daughter, white, age 4, b. Illinois, birthplace for parents, IL. William, son, white, age 1, b. Illinois, birthplace for parents, IL. Katy, daughter, white, age 1, b. Illinois, birthplace for parents, IL.
Agnes Graham Walls is the daughter of Lewis Graham (son of Burrill Graham and Rebecca) and Catherine Partlow (daughter of Isaac Partlow and Rachel Seward). She was born 10 September 1850 in Clark County, and married 18 April 1875 in Clark County, to John. She died in Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri, on 07 September 1916. She is buried with John in the old cemetery. They have a double headstone in the old section, very near to the old road, in the northeast corner. She has two brothers by Lewis first marriage; they are Alfred Graham and Albert Graham.
From John E. Walls family bible:
William Hilbert died September 1, 1876 (? Year) at about 11 o'clock at night.
Etta and Netta Walls was born November 28, 1877.
Etta Walls died December 4, 1877.
Netta Walls died December 6, 1877.
William Henry Walls and Catherine Walls was born December 25, 1878.
Lennie Walls was born June 4, 1881.
Ray Chancey Walls was born March 20, 1883.
W.W. Walls was born September 15, 1884.
Sophia Solome was born Jan 3, 1886, died Feb 15, 1886.
Edward Walls was born Feb 23, 1888.
Emma Walls was born Feb 23, 1888.
Netty Walls was born Feb 21, 1885.
Elizabeth Walls was born June 15, 1891.
Gertrude Josephine Walls was born December 4, 1909 (daughter of Elizabeth Walls, the daughter of John and Agnes)
Mary Jane Walls died June the 24, 1873.
Lula May Walls was born March the 26, 1876.
John E. Walls and Agnes were married April 18th, 1875.
John E. Walls was born September 6th, 1851.
Katharine Walls died Feb. 12, 1919.
Ray Chancey Walls died June 26, 1956
William Henry Walls died August 18, 1957.
Lula May Sparks died September 1958.
In Clark County birth records John and Agnes are found with a newborn son by the name of Benjamin F. Walls, he was listed as "males", so there is a possibility that Benjamin was a twin. Benjamin is listed as the eight child for John and Agnes. He was born 16 September 1884, in Wabash Township, Clark County. The record also stated the mother and father were both born in born in Clark County. They were living in Wabash Township at the time of the birth. It can be found in Register of Births, Clark County, Illinois as #3189, date of return 1884, father and mother are listed as Americans, fathers age 34 and the mothers age as 38, and John is listed as a farmer.

From an abstract of the "The Clark County Herald," of Clark County, Illinois, dated 10 February 1885: John A. Walls started yesterday to Honey Grove, Texas. Could this actually be John E. Walls, there has been no John A. Walls found in any of my research of the Walls clan in Clark County, Illinois? Family forklore has John E. & Agnes Walls traveling, when John became very sick and could not travel any further. That would explain how they landed and remained in Missouri.

Before leaving Illinois, John can be found in the "Delinquent Tax List," twice. The first was for 1880, in Darwin Township, Clark County, listed as John E. Walls. The second time was for 1881, in Darwin Township, Clark County, listed as: J.E. Wall.

Family Group Sheet information:
John Elridge Walls, b. 6 September 1851, in Clark County, IL., d. 22 March 1899, Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri.
Agnes Graham, b. 10 September 1850, in Clark Co., IL. d. 7 September 1916, Malden, Dunklin Co., Mo.
Married: 18 April 1875, Clark Co., IL.
Children:
Lula May Walls, b. 26 March 1876, IL., d. September 1958, family bible states as a Sparks, and first marriage was to Addison G. Cross in Knox Co., Indiana, on 28 June 1897.
Etta Mae Walls, b.28 November 1877, Illinois, d. 04 December 1877.
Netta Walls, b.28 Nov. 1877, Illinois, d. 06 Dec. 1877.
Catharine Walls, b. 25 Dec. 1878, Illinois, d. 12 Feb. 1919.
William Henry "Will" Walls, b. 25 Dec. 1878, Illinois, d. 18 August 1957 Texas, buried in Malden, Missouri, old cemetery. Buried in his brother's family burial plot without a headstone.
Lennie Walls, b. 04 June 1881 Illinois, d. unknown.
Ray Chancey Walls, b. 20 March 1883, Clark Co., Illinois, d. 13 June 1956 in Tyler, Smith Co., Texas, married Zelma Elzeta Fields on 20 November 1916, in Butler County, Missouri. Other marriages are 1st was Ida Clearce Webb, in Missouri, 3rd was Lilly Sevene Hamilton in Texas.
W.W. Walls, b. 15 September 1884, Illinois, d. unknown (could this be Benjamin's twin)? Married Mackguly Webb on 2 April 1900, in Dunklin County, Missouri.
Benjamin F. Walls, b. 16 September 1884, Wabash Twp., Clark County, Illinois, d. unknown. (believe to be twin to W.W., why wasn't he listed with Benjamin on the birth records, unless Benjamin died at birth and they put it in the wrong book.) Register birth #3189.
Sophia Solome Walls, b. 3 January 1886, Illinois, d. unknown.
Edward Walls, b. 23 February 1888, Illinois, d. 9 June 1964 in Butler County, Missouri, buried in Malden, Missouri, married 1 April 1908 in Dunklin County, Mo.
Emma Walls, b. 23 February 1888, Illinois, d. unknown, married 3 August 1902 in Dunklin County, Missouri.
Elizabeth Walls, b. 15 June 1891, Illinois, d. 17 October 1968 in Butler County, Missouri, buried in Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri. 1st marriage was to Everett D. Potter, 2nd to William White and 3rd to John Grover Downing.
John can be found in the 1860 census with Jane Walls. I base this conclusion on the fact that listed with those two, is Elizabeth age 8, John is 10, which would match his marriage license age. Jane was married to John's grandfather John who died in 1854. But why wasn't their father Levi around? Could he have been gone on the river when the census was taken? He was a cooper (barrel maker) and was located on the river, so the barrels were probably used for shipping by boat.

Not sure what happen to John's sister Elizabeth who was born 1852, Illinois. There was an Elizabeth married to a William D. Clark on 10 July 1870, in Clark County, Illinois, book E, page 173. In the 1880 Clark County, Parker Township census, page 11, June 24th, family #85, you can find: Clark, Elizabeth, widow, age 30, born in Illinois as both parents, and listed as servant. With her you will find son George, age 4, born in Illinois as both parents. Then in 1888, Marriage Book G, of Clark County, page 432, dated 29 April, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Clark to Lewis Hines or Heim, both of age, married by Joseph Howe. J.P. Last I found her in the 1900 census, Clark County, Casey, District 2, South, family #20 as: Himer, Louis, born September 1858, age 41, married 12 years, born in Germany, & Lizzie born November 1850, age 49, married 12 years, 1 child living, 1 child dead, born in Illinois, father was born in Ohio, mother was born in Ireland.

From Levi Walls and Susan Craig marriage:
1845 August 9th, #12, Clark County, Illinois. Marriage license was granted to Levi Walls and Susan Craig, by the consent of parents now both of this county, Test. Davis Phillips Clerk.
State of Illinois, Clark County, I hereby certify that on the tenth day of August A.D. 1845, I joined in the holy state of matrimony Levi Walls and Susan Craig according to the usual customs and laws of the state of Illinois. Given under my hand and seal this 11th day of August A.D. 1845, _________ J.P. Returned, registered and filed October 1st, 1845, D. Phillips, Clerk, by H. Harlin, Deputy.
Levi was divorced from his first wife of Susan Craig. The divorce filed between them states they only lived together for one week and the papers state they were married in 1847, not as the license states, 1845. Why do they have a different dates, I don't know. Maybe there was a little fibbing going on when the divorce process was going on. I don't know if Susan is the one that married Benjamin Whitcanach or if she married Joshua Walls Jr. It could be the one and same Susan or two different Susan's. Susan to Ben. on 23 May 1850, which if he died or was divorced from, Susan could have remarried again to Joshua Walls. In Susan Amelia Craig obit, it states that she was born 27 December 1858. This would have made it very tough for her to be married the first two times. Leads me to believe there were two Susan Craig's.

From Levi Walls and Susan Walls divorce:
Served on Levi Walls 20th September 1847, by Wm. Bennett, Sheriff. To the Hon. William Wilson, the judge of the Circuit Court for the county of Clark and state of Illinois. At October term 1847 in Chancery sitting. ..............., Susan Walls a resident of the county of Clark and state of Illinois and who has resided there....... wedlock by contract and agreement therefore made at the county of Clark of said, on or about the 10th day of August in the year 1847, as the records of the Clerks office of the county. She states that she has at all times since her said marriage with the said Levi Walls, conducted and behaved herself towards the said defendant in a decent, respectable, humane kind, and affectionate wife could be or reasonably ought to do, towards her husband. Your oratix, further represents and she unto your honor, that her and said defendant only lived together as man and wife after their marriage about one week, when the said defendant abandoned your oratix and absents himself from her and her residence and has continued abandoned and about from your oratix ever since, .....any just cause or ..... the part of your oratix and yet continues abandoned and absents from your oratix and wholly neglects and refuses to return and dwell with your oratix, as he ought to do by virtue of his marriage contract and promise as aforesaid.
Although your oratix would have been willing so to do her part and her half. Your oratix further represents, that the said defendant left no means whatever, for the care, comfort and support of your oratix, when he left her and absent himself from her as aforesaid, nor has the said defendant provided in any .... anything for the comfort and support of your oratix, at any time since he absented himself as aforesaid and yet continues to neglect and refuse to provide for her maintenance and support, and they your oratix is compelled to support herself alone upon her unaided industry, ...and labor, nor has the said defendant any property, out of which her maintenance and support could be procured. Your oratix, prays, your Honor, to grant to her the People with of .... compelling the said defendant to appear in your Honors court and answer this her call of complaint, as fully and respectfully as if the same were herein again provided to him by way of interrogatory. And that upon a final hearing of the matters and things herein that your Honor decree, by apt. words, that the marriage contract now existing between your oratix, and the said defendant be forever set aside, cancelled, disobred (?), made null and void, to all intent and purpose, in cause of equity and that your oratix be restored to all the rights and privileges. And that your Honor grant to your oratix, such other and further relief in the premises as to your honor may .... to equity belonging to your oratix in the premises. And as in duty bound your oratix will ever pray. Filed September 18th, 1847

From Levi Walls and Jane Page marriage:
September 1849, #206, Clark County, Illinois. Marriage license is granted to Levi Walls and Jane Page both of lawful age, now both of this county. T. Davis Phillips, Clerk.
State of Illinois, Clark County, I hereby certify that on the seventh day of September A.D. 1849, I joined in the holy matrimony Levi Walls and Jane Page according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois. Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of September A.D. 1849. Jas. B Anderson J.P.

As for Levi's second marriage to Jane Page on 7 September 1849, we don't know what happen to her. She may have died, ran off, or divorced. No one knows, and probably we never will. They had two children, John and Elizabeth. As far as any records that can be found he had no other children.

From Levi Walls and Mary Souther marriage:
Returned, registered and filed, January 12th 1865. James W. Tower, J.P. (seal), A. B.Briscoe, Clerk. Marriage license was granted onto Levi Walls and Mary Souther both of age. January 13th 1864 now both of this county. A.B.Briscoe, Clerk.
State of Illinois, Clark County, Sct. I hereby certify, that on the 13th day of January 1864, I joined in the state of matrimony Levi Walls and Mary Souther according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois. Given under my hand and seal, this 14th day of January 1864, G. Myers M.G. (Seal) Returned, registered and filed, February 6th, 1864. A.B. Briscoe, Clerk.
Levi died on 15 January 1866 in Darwin Township, Clark County, Illinois. He shows up in the 1850 census on page 222, line 16 as a Cooper (barrel maker), is 23 years of age and was born in Ohio. With him in the census you can find Jane Walls, f., age 19 born in Illinois. When he died Mary Walls filed a petition on the behalf of Levi Walls for his probate in Clark County.
The petition states: that the said Levi Walls died, seized and possessed personal estate, consisting chiefly of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs and farming utensils, estimated worth about three hundred dollars. That the deceased left surviving him Mary Walls, his widow, and John Walls (John Elridge Walls, I believe) and Elizabeth Walls, his children and William Southard, Charles Southard, Mannie Southard, and Julia Ann Southard the children of his wife. This record is found in court case listed as: Term September 1864, Record K, Pages 204 & 209.
From Mary Jane Low Walls probate:
What is amazing is that when Mary Jane died she left all of her estate to her daughter Flora. The probate record is found in Clark County. The first record shows Mary Jane leaving forty acres to Flora Bell and that William Hillibert request to be the administrator. In 1890 Flora is back in court requesting monies from where trees were cut and sold off her land.
Estate of Mary Jane Walls deceased. AMINISTRATOR'S OATH, State of Illinois, Clark County, In the County Court, August Term, A.D. 1873. I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattels, rights, credits and effects of Mary Jane Walls. Deceased, and pay all just claims and charges against her estate so far as her goods, chattels and effects shall extend, and the law charge me; and that I will do and perform all other acts required of me by law, to the best of my knowledge and abilities. Signed William Hilbert.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of August A.D. 1873 in County Court. Allen B. Briscoe, Clerk of the County Court. (Book I, page 520)
State of Illinois, Clark County, The People of the State of Illinois, to the Sheriff of said County, Greeting: Where is, Complaint has been made to the County Court of said County, by one Flora B. Walls minor heir of Mary J. Walls, Decd. that Samuel Tingley her guardian has never filed an inventory or made any settlement or in any way accounted for money and rent coming into his hands since his appointment as such guardian.
You are, therefore, hereby commanded that you cite and give notice to the said Samuel Tingley Guardian, as aforesaid, that he be and appear before the County Court of Clark County, at a regular Term thereof, to be holden at the Court House, in Marshall on the 7th day of July A.D. 1890, then and there to show cause if any he has, why he should not make and Inventory and settlement of all property, as required by law, which belongs to said and further to do and perform what shall then, by the said Court, be required and adjudged. And hereof make due service and return as the law directs. Witness John Brooks, Clerk of the said County Court, and the Seal thereof, at Marshall in said County, this 11th day of June A.D. 1890, signed: John Brooks, Clerk of County Court.
Petition to Cite Guardian:
State of Illinois, Clark County, In the County court, in Probate, June Term, A.D. 1890. To the Honorable Henry Gusanray (?) judge of the County Court of Clark County.
The petition of the undersigned respectfully represents, that on the 23rd day of December 1873, Samuel Tingley, was by this court duly appointed guardian of Flora B. Walls the aged about ten months, minor heir of Mary J. Walls, deceased; that your petitioner is said minor; that there has never been any Inventory whatever filed by said Guardian, so far as your petition can ascertain. That no settlement or accounting has ever been had by said Guardian since his appointment.
Your petitioner further shows that there was money due her from settlement of her mother's estate. That she is the owner of 40 acres of land in Darwin Township that said Guardian has had the use of and rent, and profits and for several years has resided (?) use said land and during said times used considerable of the timber from said land. Without accounting for rents and profits on timber used. Therefore your petitioner prays that the said Samuel Tingley may be cited to appear before this court to show cause, if any he has, why he should not make an inventory and settlement of all property required by law. And that upon hearing thereof the said Samuel Tingley be required to pay said ward all that secure (?). Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day June 1890, signed John Brooks, Clerk of the County Court, and Flora B. Walls.
Petition for Letters of Administration:
Petition of William Hillbert, in the matter of the Estate of Mary Jane Walls, deceased, for Letters of Administration. To the Hon. W. Griffith, Judge of the County Court of Clark County, in the State of Illinois.
The petition of the undersigned William Hillibert respectfully represents that Mary Jane Walls late of County of Clark aforesaid, departed this life at her residence in said County, on or about the 26th day of June A.D. 1873 leaving no last will and testament as far as your petitioner know or believe.
And this petitions further shows that the said Mary Jane Walls died, seized and possessed of Real and Personal Estate, consisting of forty acres, of land, horses, cow and lot & farm pigs, etc. all of said personal estate being estimated to be worth about One Hundred and Fifty dollars. That said deceased surviving her, John Walls, her husband, and Flora Walls about four months old, her child as heir. That your petitioner (being requested by the husband of said deceased), and believing that the said estate should be immediately administered, as well for the proper management of said .... as for the prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of his right under the statue therefore pray that your honor will grant letters of administration to him in the premises, upon his taking the oath prescribed by the statute, and entering into bond in such sum, and with securities, as may be approved by your honor. State of Illinois, Clark County, signed William Hillibert, being duly sworn, deposes and says that the fact appeared in the above petition are true, according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief. Dated 4th August 1873, A.B. Briscoe, Clerk.

Guardians Bond
Know all men by these presents, that we, Samuel Tingley, Hershel Hall, John Mckowan and James N. Green (?) of the County of Clark and State of Illinois, are held and firmly bound unto the people of the State of Illinois, for the use of Flora Bell Walls, Ten months old, minor heir of Mrs. Jane Walls deceased in the penal sum of Two Hundred dollars. Witness our hands and seals this 23rd day of December A.D. 1873. The condition of this obligation is such, that if the above bounden Samuel Tingley who has been appointed guardian of Flora Bell Walls shall faithfully discharged the office and trust of such guardian according to law, ......

Petition for Letters of Administration
Petition of Russell Tapscott in the matter of the Estate of Flora B. Walls, deceased for letter of Administration.
To the Honorable Theodore Thompson, judge of the county court of Clark County, in the State of Illinois.
The petition of the undersigned Russell Tapscott respectfully represents that Flora B. Walls late of the County of Clark aforesaid, departed this life at Marshall in said County on or about the 3rd day of March A.D., 1939, leaving no Last Will and Testament so far as your petitioner know or believes.
And this petition further shows that the said Flora B. Walls died seized and possessed of Real and Personal Estate, consisting chiefly of a very small lot of household goods, and a small house and a lot in Marshall, all of said personal estate being estimated to be worth about Ten dollars. That said deceased left surviving her, no widower and Russell Tapscott and Hulda Jane Clouse, her grandchildren, her sole and only heirs. That your petitioner being a grandson of said deceased, and believes that the said estate should be immediately administered, as well as for the proper management of estate as for prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of his right under the statute he therefore pray that your honor will grant letters of administration to Benton Marrs in the premises, upon his taking the oath prescribed by the statue and entering into bond in such sum, and with securities, as may be approved by your honor. Signed: Russell Tapscott.

Marriage records gathered by Wanda Young, on Walls surname from Clark County, Illinois:
Grooms
Joshua Walls and Mary Miller 01 Jun. 1843
Nehemiah Walls and Elizabeth Brown 23 Mar. 1839
Nehemiah Walls and Cristena Syford 22 Feb. 1844
Levi Walls and Susan Craig 09 Aug. 1845
Milton Walls and Elizabeth Jane Dixon 30 Nov. 1848
Levi Walls and Jane Page 07 Sep. 1849
Levi Walls and Mary Souther 13 Jan. 1864
William Riley Walls and Eveline Green 27 Jan. 1867
John Walls and Mary J. Low 08 Nov. 1871
Abner Jackson Walls and Alice Myles 08 Mar. 1871
Thomas Walls and Elvira Mahaffey 25 Feb. 1873
John E. Walls and Agnes Graham 18 Apr. 1875
John Walls and Maranda Kropp 13 Feb. 1878
John Wesley Walls and Emily Mae Craig 12 Feb. 1880
James R. Walls and Ella Lemons 18 Oct. 1881
Jonathon Walls and Isadora A. Hix 17 July 1884

Brides
Arcada Walls and Thomas Brown 23 Mar. 1839
Rebecca Walls and Harrison Jones 11 Apr. 1842
Luticia Walls and Charles Morgan Burkley 13 Jun. 1849
Martha Walls and Andrew Fletcher 07 Sept. 1849
Susan Walls and Benjamine Whitcanach 23 May 1850
Mary Walls and Jesse Craig 05 Oct. 1851
Vandilla Walls and Abraham F. Coons 27 Aug. 1857
Melvina Walls and Lambert J. Hammond 29 Dec. 1864
Jane Walls and Washington Nutt 23 May 1866
Amy Walls and Francis M. Tingley 05 Dec. 1866 (could be Anna)
Mary Walls and Benjamine Wallace 31 Jan. 1867
Elmira L. Walls and Joseph Ensley 30 May 1867
Emma Walls and Wm. G. Rhodes 11 Nov. 1867
Mary J. Walls and James Andis 07 Mar. 1869
Elizabeth Walls and Wm. D. Clark 10 July 1870
Rebecca Walls and Jacob Good 18 Apr. 1872
Almeda Walls and Daniel Hiers 03 Jun. 1872
Martha A. Walls and Elijah Andis 18 Apr. 1873
Emily A. Walls and Clarence Jenkins 30 July 1881
Emily A. Walls and Jefferson W. Wilmer 04 Aug. 1881
Olive Walls and Gilbert Harrington 07 Mar. 1885
Rose E. Walls and Benjamin Keffer 24 Nov. 1891
Rhoda and W.H. Stirwalt 31 Dec. 1896
Rachel Walls and Wm. Brown 31 Jan. 1897
Maria Walls and George Grubb 08 Jan. 1899
Hannah C. Walls and Frank Blair 04 Feb. 1899

Land Sales for Illinois

Walls, John: record id: 120867, 11/01/1837, 40 acres, $1.25 per acre, Federal sale, Clark County (#12), section: 29, section part: NESW, township: 10N, range: 11w, meridian: 2, resident of purchaser: Clark County (#12), Arch. Vol. # 291, Vol. Page #180.

Walls, John: rec. id: 120868, 11/01/1837, 40 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal Sale, Clark County, section: 29, section part: SWNE, township: 10N, range: 11W, meredian: 2, resident of purchaser: Clark County, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #180.

Walls, John: rec. id: 120899, 11/01/1837, 80 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal Sale, Clark County, section: 29, section part: E2NW, township: 10N, range: 11W, meredian: 2, resident of purchaser: Clark County, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #180.

Walls, Joshua: rec. id: 339230, 06/28/1841, 40 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal Sale, Effingham County (#25), section: 23, section part: SENW, township: 07N, range: 07E, meredian: 3, resident of purchaser: (#23), Arch. Vol. #146, Vol. Page #127.

Walls, Joshua: rec. id: 339231, 06/28/1841, 80 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal Sale, Effingham County, section: 23, section part: W2SW, township: 07N, range: 07E, meredian: 3, resident of purchaser: Edgar County (#23), Arch. Vol. #146, Vol. Page #127.

Walls, Joshua: rec. id: 339232, 06/28/1841, 40 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal Sale, Effingham County, section: 23, section part: SESW, township: 07N, range: 07E, meredian: 3, resident of purchaser: Edgar County (#23), Arch. Vol. #146, Vol. Page #127.

Walls, Joshua: rec. id: 339233, 06/28/1841, 80 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal Sale, Effingham County, section: 23, section part: W2NW, township: 07N, range: 07E, meredian: 3, resident of purchaser: Edgar County (#23), Arch. Vol. #146, Vol. Page #127.

Walls, Joshua: rec. id: 147071, 02/21/1850, 40 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal Sale, Clark County, section: 20, section part: NWSE, township: 10N, range 11W, meredian: 2, resident of purchaser: Clark County, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #101.

Walls, Thomas: rec. id: 533272, 03/25/1851, 40 acres, $2.11 p/acre, School Sale, Effingham County, section 16, section part: LOT6SENW, township: 08N, range 07E, meredian: 3, resident of purchaser: not listed, Arch. Vol. #819, Vol. Page #095.

Marriages of Nehemiah

Marriage of Nehemiah Walls to Christina Syford according to the usual customs and lawa of the State of Illinois, given under my hand and seal this 24th 1844. Returned & Registered and filed March 3th 1844, D. Phillips, Clerk.

22 March 1839, Marriage license was granted to Nehemiah Walls by consent of his father and Elizabeth Brown of lawful age, now both of this county, Test: D. Phillips Clerk.

Clark County: I hereby certify that on the 22nd day of March 1839, I joined in the holy state of matrimony Nehemiah Walls and Elizabeth Brown, according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois. Given under my hand and seal, this 22nd of March 1839. Asa Gere J.P.
Returned, Registered and filed March 26th 1839, D. Phillips, Clerk.

Possible connection for John Walls, submitted by Dessie Chappel of Niles, Michigan, through Virgina Lloyd:
John Walls is the son of Levin Walls b. May 22, 1748 in Sussex Co., Delaware, and d. 1795 in Sussex Co., Del., m. 1st Eleanor and 2nd Mrs Alice Hazzard.
Children are:
Manlove Walls b. 17 Apr 1773, Sussex Co., Del.
Jemina Walls b. 6 Nov. 1774, Sussex Co., Del.
Eleanor Walls, Batsheba Walls, Ruth Walls, Nancy Walls, Levi Walls, Solomon Walls, Betsy Walls, Meritta Walls and John Walls b. 1795.
She notes that Levin is in a lot of records in Delaware and say his father is Thomas, always in George's Church. (Virginia's note: I take it that is the name of a town in Delaware.) Thomas had a brother named William.
Another possible connection submitted by Virginia.
Levi Walls (Thomas 2, Samuel 1) was born May 22, 1748 in Indian River Hundred, Sussex Co., Del., and died abt. 1828 in Ganderhook/Bear Creek, Scioto Co., Ohio. He married Mary Layton abt. 1768 in Delaware.
Children:
Elias Walls, b. 1760-1770, Indian River Hundred, Sussex Co., DL., d. 10 May 1837, Pike Co., Ohio.
Levin Walls, b. 1773-1780, Sussex Co., DL; d. 1855, Wheeler, Jasper Co., Illinois.
Levi Walls, b. 1777, Indian River Hundred, Sussex Co., DL.; d. June 1863, Pike Co., Ohio.
Joshua Walls, b. 1778; d. May 13, 1848, Jasper Co., IL.
James Walls, b. 1780-1790.
Eliza Walls, b. 6 Dec. 1786, VA.; d. 22 Feb. 1861, Benton Township, Pike County, Ohio
Levi Walls was married twice. The names of his children by his second wife are proven through an account by his widow that was published in the newspaper when she was quite old.

Possible connection from Lee Walls of Florida, through Donna Bonath:
John Walls' father is Levin Walls, of Sussex County, Delaware; his grandfather as Thomas Walls and great grandfather as Samuel Walls all of Delaware.

1861 Militia Roll book for Clark County, Illinois: Page 69, Darwin Township, Class 2: Levi and Nehemiah Walls are both found.

1850 Census, Darwin Township, Clark County, Illinois:

Household #801, page 117, 19 September:
Walls, Levi age 23, born in Ohio, listed as a Cooper (barrel maker) & wife, Jane age 19, born in Illinois.

Household #810, page 118, 22 September:
Walls, Mary, f., age 27, born in Ohio, Melvina, f., age 6, born in Illinois, Rebecca, f., age 4, born in Illinois, John, m., age 2, born in Illinois.

Household #811, page 118, 22 September:
Walls, Nahaniah age 32, born in Ohio, wife Christina age 25, born in Ohio, daughter Amy age 5, born in Illinois, son William age 4, born in Illinois and son Abner, age 2, born in Illinois.

Household #816, page 118, 22 September:
Walls, John age 55, born in Ohio, farmer, wife Sarah age 47, born in Ohio, & Martha age 17, born in Ohio and Emailine age 2, born in Illinois.

1850 Clark County, Illinois, Mortality Schedule, District #48, Enumerated by James Martin, page 116:

Joshua Wols age 28, male, married, born in Ohio, died March, of White Fever, 11 days, was a farmer.

Perry Wols age 14, male, single, born in Ohio, died February, of White Fever, 9 days.

1860 Census, Darwin Township, Clark County, Illinois:

Page 374, family #2194:
Walls, Jame (should be Jane) age 56, born in Kentucky, estate value 50/25 Page, Henry age 20, born in Illinois (son of Jane prior of marriage to John Walls.

Walls, John age 10, born in Illinois
Walls, Elizabeth age 8, born in Illinois
Page 367, family #2136, with Jeffers:
Walls, Emiline, f., age 12, born in Illinois

1870 Census, Darwin Township, Clark County, Illinois:

Page 15, July 8th, family #124
Walls, Elizabeth age 16, born in Illinois, she is counted in the William Hilbert family.

Page 16, July 8th, family #133
Craig, Jesse age 37, born in Illinois
Craig, Mary age 41, born in Ohio
Walls, Rebecca age 25, born in Illinois
Walls, John age 23, born in Illinois
Walls, Joshua age 20, born in Illinois and the following three who I believe to be Craig's: Albert, Emily and Racheal

Page 23, 12 July, family #190
Walls, Nehemiah age 50, born in Ohio, farmer
Walls, Christina age 46, born in Ohio
Walls, Martha age 17, born in Illinois
Cumberland Township, Casey Post Office:
Page 4, July 20th, family #30
Walls, John age 21, born in Illinois, farmer, counted with the James Lee family.

Johnson Township, Oak Point Post Office:

Page 20, August 3, family #158
Walls, Harrison age 52, born in Ohio, farmer
Walls, Sarah A age 45, born in Ohio
Walls, Thomas age 22, born in Ohio
Walls, Almeda age 18, born in Illinois
Walls, Emily age 13, born in Illinois
Walls, Jonathon age 10, born in Illinois
Walls, William age 7, born in Illinois

1880 Census, Darwin Twp., Clark Co., Illinois:

Household #88, page 10, June 7th.
Walls, Riley age 34, born in Indiana, parents born in Ohio, farmer
Walls, Evaline age 34, born in Indian, father born in Ohio, mother born in Indiana
Walls, James age 12, born in Illinois
Walls, Franklin age 7, born in Illnois

Information on Emaline Walls who is found with John in the 1850 census:
she is found in the 1860 census by herself, then she is married to William Riley Walls on 5 July 1881 (Bk 1, p.140, rec. #1814) in Clark County as Emeline Walls age 36 to William age 36, he being the son of William Burton Walls. Then they can be found in the 1880 census. Finally she can be found in the "Clark County Democrat," 3 February 1897 as: Mrs. W.R. Walls died at her home near Hatton on Thursday and was buried in the Marshall cemetery on Saturday. She was 50 years old and was the oldest sister of Esquire Green.

Nehemiah Abner Walls, b. 18 November 1819 in Ohio; d. 14 Feb. 1889, Watson, Effingham County, Illinois, (buried in Watson Cemetery). He married Christina Syford on 22 Feb. 1844, in Clark Co., Illinois, she was born in 1824, in Ohio.
Children:
1. Amy Walls, b. 1845; d. unknown; m. Francis Tingley, 5 December 1866, in Clark County, Illinois.
2. William Riley Walls, b. 04 Sept. 1846; d. unknown; m. Eveline Green *on 27 Jan. 1867, Clark County, Illinois.
3. Abner Jackson Walls, b. 29 Nov. 1849, Clark County, Illinois; d. 7 August 1928, in Effingham County, Illinois. *m. Margaret Rebecca Hatcher on 23 April 1886, in Effingham County, Illinois, she was born 21 October 1871 in Cumberland County, Illinois and died 01 December 1956 in Effingham County, Illinois. Abner also married Alice Myles in Clark County, Illinois, on 08 November 1871.
4. Mary Jane Walls, b. 1850 Clark Co., Illinois; d. unknown; m. 1st, Lowder, 2nd James Andis, Clark County, Illinois, 07 Mar. 1869, 3rd William Coen, 27 Mar. 1887.
5. Martha Ann Walls, b. June 1853, Clark County; d. unknown; m. Elisha (could be Elijah) Andis, 18 April 1873, Clark County, Illinois.
*First marriage for Nehemiah was to Elizabeth Brown in 1839, in Clark County, Illinois.

Joshua Walls, Sr., born 18 Jan. 1822, Delaware or Ohio, died 18 Feb. 1850, Clark County, Illinois. He married Mary Elizabeth Miller, 01 June 1843, in Marshall, Clark County, Illinois. She was the daughter of John Miller and Hanna Maloy. After Joshua's death, Mary married Jesse Craig, on 05 October 1851 in Clark County, Illinois.
Children:
1. Melvina Walls, b. 07 June 1844; d. 10 Jan. 1917; m. Lambert J. Hammonds on 29 Dec. 1864, Clark County, Illinois.
2. Rebecca Ann Walls, b. 23 Dec. 1845; d. between 1918-1927, buried in Walnut Prairie Cemetery, York Township, Clark County, Illinois.
*She married Jacob Good on 18 April 1872, in Clark County.
3. John Walls, b. 03 Sept 1847, Clark County, Illinois; d. July 1891. Married Miranda Kropp on 13 February 1878, in Clark County, Illinois.
4. Joshua Walls, Jr., b. 20 Sept. 1850, Clark County; d. 08 Aug. 1919, Darwin Township, Clark Co., IL., buried in Walnut Prairie Cemetery, he married Susan Craig.

John E.L. Walls, b. 16 March 1825 in Sciota or Pike County, Ohio, d. 01 November 1900 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas. He married 1st Sarah Elizabeth Stafford, about 1849 in Texas, she being the daughter of Morgan Stafford and Nancy Beauchamp. 2nd marriage to Margarett Bullard Lewis.
Children
1. Margarett Walls, b. 27 October 1850; d. 25 Feb. 1882.
2. John Wesley Walls, b. 22 June 1853, Ladonia, Fannan County, Texas; m. Emily Mae Craig, 12 Feb. 1880; d. 28 May 1928, Effingham, Illinois, buried in Watson Cemetery, Effingham.
3. George Barcus Walls, b. 04 Jan. 1856; d. 1873. *Texas
4. Theodoshia Walls, b. 08 September 1860; m. Edward Powers.

John Wesley and Emily Walls children:
1.Mary Elizabeth Walls, b. 14 December 1880, Darwin township, Clark County, Illinois; d. 15 January 1957, Champaign, Illinois; she m. John "Jack" Norris.
2.George W. Walls, b. 02 March 1884, Clark County, Illinois; d. 24 October 1886, Hunt County, Texas.
3.Charles Albert Walls, b. 24 December 1885, Darwin Township, Clark County, Illinois; d. 09 December 1975, Effingham, Illinois. He married Jessie Nevills, 10 November 1909, Effingham, Illinois.
4.Sina Bell Walls, b. 26 October 1888, Clark Co., IL.; d. 06 June 1954; m. Louis Grupe.
5.Edward Walls, b. 05 September 1890, Clark Co., IL.; d. 26 July 1892, Clark Co., IL.
6.Martha Ellen Walls, b. 05 September 1890, Clark Co., IL.; d. 20 July 1913 in Oklahoma; m. Clyde Correll.
7.John L. Walls, b. 15 February 1892, Clark County, Illinois; d. 12 Sept. 1892.
8.Theadoshia Rachel Walls, b. 12 Aug. 1894, Darwin Twp., Clark Co., IL.; d. 13 Feb. 1974, Champaign, IL.; m. Charles Taylor on 12 July 1914.
9.Jesse "Jack" Walls, b. 15 August 1896, Clark County, IL; d. 16 Feb. 1974 in Farina, Fayette County, IL.; m. Susan Diantha Loy 06 Aug. 1914, in Effingham, IL.
10.Nora Walls, b. 18 July 1899, Effingham, IL; d. 23 October 1918, Indianapolis, Indiana; m. Russell Gilbert on 28 July 1915.
11.Laura Walls, b. 19 June 1902, Effingham, IL; d. 14 July 1918, (*1902), Watson, IL, buried in Watson Cemetery.
12.Len Walls, b. 19 June 1902, Effingham, IL; d. 07 July 1902, Effingham, IL, buried in Watson cemetery.
13.Thomas Craig Walls, b. 11 June 1904, Effingham, IL.; m. 1st Hazel Krutsinger, 2nd m. Irene Evins.

Rebecca Ann Walls (1845) married Jacob Good on 18 April 1872. (She has pictures and lineage of the Good family if you are interested – it came from Larry Kimmel.)
Children:
1.Albert Good, b. 1883; d. 1905; m. Mary McCarty.
2.Clarence Good, b. 1885; d. 1970.
3.Mary J. Good, b. 1888; m. Charles McCarty.

John Walls (1847, son of Joshua) 1st marriage to Mary Jane Low on 18 November 1871, (This marriage is the common belief, I believe it was John E. married to Mary Jane). Married 2nd, Miranda Kropp, daughter of Cooney Kropp and Catherine Good.
Children:
1.Rachel Walls, b. 1878; d. 1924, buried in Brick Cemetery, South of Darwin Township, Clark Co., Illinois. *m. 1st. Wm. Brown, *m. 2nd. Samuel Grubb.
2.Homer Walls, b. June 1880; d. unknown. *m. Nora Anacher.
3.Hannal Walls, b. 7 May 1882; d. 1 November 1970, Crawford County, Illinois, buried in Old York Cemetery, Clark County, Illinois.
4.Mariah Walls, b. 7 May 1882, Clark County, IL.; d. 06 December 1964, Sidell (County unknown), Illinois, (Fairview Nursing Home). *m. George Christian.

Family stories:

Notes from Wanda Young: John E.L. went to Ladonia, Texas, with the Stafford family 1849/50 and when Morgan Stafford was killed while trying to dig a well, John E.L. married his daughter Sarah. In 1862 she vanished leaving 4 children without a mother. John Wesley Walls was 9 years old at that time. When he grew up he was back in Illinois to visit his cousin Joshua's children and met Emily Craig, a daughter of Jesse Craig and Mary Elizabeth Miller Walls Craig, and they married and ended up in Effingham County, Illinois. Wanda Young's father Jesse (Jack) Walls was born in Clark County, Illinois near Darwin in 1896. They moved to Effingham about 1898.

From Virginia Lloyd on Alonzo Walls the son of Joshua Walls and Susan Craig: "The log cabin that was placed in a tiny park in Marshall, Illinois was once the home of Alonzo and Minnie Walls. It is at least 150 years old. It was originally located at a site at the northeast edge of Snyder, Illinois. The couple purchased the cabin and twenty acres of land in 1917. Alonzo owned and operated one of the threee stores then flourishing in the community."

Land sales for Levi Walls

Land Sale located in Clark County, State of Illinois, Book O, page 706; Know all men by these presents that one James B. Anderson & Nancy G. Anderson of the County of Clark, & State of Illinois for an inconsideration of the sum of ninety five dollars to us in hand paid by Levi Wals of the County of Clark & State of Illinois, the receipt where of we do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained sold and give claimed unto the said Levi Walls and to his heirs & assigns forever all our & each of our right title interest estate claim and demand both as (?) & equity as well in procession as in expectancy of in and to all that certain piece parcel or lot situated in the County of Clark, & State of Illinois,  and known and designated as twelv3 acres  & a half in the north East corner of the northwest quarter of section twenty nine in town ten north of range eleven west with all  & singular the here (?) and appertainances there unto belonged in witness whereof we here unto set our hands and sealed this twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six.  Signed Jas B. Anderson and Nancy G. Anderson

Land Sale located in Clark County, State of Illinois, Book O, page 707; Know all men by these presence that we Levi Walls and Jane Walls of the County of Clark and State of Illinois for and inconsideration of the sum of Eighty Seven Dollars, (?) wit in hand paid by (?) Meyles of the same County and State the receipt as hereof and do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained and sold unto the said (?) Meyles and to his heirs and assigns all the following piece or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Clark and State of Illinois and known as being twelve and one half acres in the North East Corner of the Northwest quarter of section Twenty Nine in Township Ten in North of Range Eleven west with all the impertinences there unto belonging in witness where offer the said Levi Walls and Jane Walls have here unto set our hands and seal forth uses and purposes herein mention.  Signed sealed and delivered in presence of this 5th day of January 1857, Levi (X his mark) Walls and Jane (X her mark) Walls State of Illinois, Clark County: I, Hough Malone one of the Justice of said County do certify that this day came Levi Walls and Jane Walls who has known to me to be the persons whose names appears to the foregoing deed who came before me and signed and acknowledge the same for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and Jane Walls wife of the said Levi Walls who was made acquainted of the meaning of said deed who acknowledge separate from the husband who acknowledge separate from her husband who acknowledge she signed the same of her own free will and accord and without any fears of her said husband given under my hand and seal as my offices in Darwin this the 5th day of January 1857.  Signed Hough Malone J.P.

A special thanks to Wanda Young and Virginia Lloyd for assisting me in gathering information on the Walls family.



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