Walton Family Papers, 1725-1930

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/ 160


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Abstract
The Waltons were a Quaker family from Byberry, Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia area, including Swarthmore. The lines represented in this collection were descended from Benjamin Walton (1701-1753) and Rebecca Homer Walton (d. 1783), of Abington Monthly Meeting and Byberry. The collection includes business and estate papers, mostly of Israel Walton (1789-1863), a diary of Mary D. Walton (1832-1915) which includes a roll book of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting First Day School, albums and verse by Emmaline Walton (1834-1913) and others, and family memorabilia.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL The Waltons were a Quaker family from Byberry, Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia area. The lines represented in this collection were descended from Benjamin Walton (1701-1753) and Rebecca Homer Walton (d. 1783), of Abington Monthly Meeting and Byberry.

The business papers chiefly are from Israel Walton, whose grandparents were Benjamin and Rebecca Walton. Israel Walton (1789-1831) was the son of William and Lydia (Thornton) Walton of Byberry, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He married first Susan Townsend (1793-1848) and second Maria Houston (d. 1878). Their daughter, Susan Biddle Walton (1851-1927) was married in 1875 to William Warrington Their daughter, Margaret Houston Warrington, who provided genealogical information on the family, was married in 1904 to Nathan Leeds Jones. Their daughter, Ann, was a graduate of Swarthmore College (1942), as was her husband Charles Copeland Martin.

Other papers represent the Walton line descended from another son of Benjamin and Rebecca Homer Walton, Benjamin (1735/6-1820). This line descended through Nathan Walton (1763-1823), whose son, Lewis (1789-1861) married Elizabeth Hall Neal. Their son, Edwin Walton (1830-1911) was an active member of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting and an educator. He married Mary Dent Clayton (1832-1915) whose diary (1877-1878) is included in the collection. His sister, Emmaline Walton (1834-1913) was a Quaker poet and elder of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting. Edwin and Mary D. Walton's son, Edwin Clayton (E. C.) Walton 1866-1952), settled in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where is he was a civic leader and sold real estate. Both of his daughters were Swarthmore College graduates.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection includes business and estate papers, mostly of Israel Walton (1789-1863), a diary of Mary D. Walton (1832-1915) which includes a roll book of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting First Day School, albums and verse by Emmaline Walton (1834-1913) and others, and family memorabilia.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into five series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Quakers -- Diaries -- 19th century
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Walton family
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Fallowfield Monthly Meeting of Friends
  • Swarthmore College
  • Walton, Emmaline, 1834-1913
  • Walton, Israel, 1789-1831
  • Walton, Mary D., 1832-1915
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: 2000
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Ser. 1. Biographical and genealogical papers, 1828-1878

Genealogical data (3 pieces) Box 1

Disowning of Israel Walton by Frankford Monthly Mtg. 7/29/1828 Box 1

Certificate of removal for Anna Ivins from Buckingham Monthly Meeting, and notation of reinstatement. 6/5/1843 Box 1

Disowning of Israel Walton by Byberry Monthly Mtg., and notation of reinstatement. 2/23/1852 Box 1

Minute of Byberry Preparative Meeting appointing Israel Walton a trustee of Walnut Hill School. 8/24/1854 Box 1

Diary of Mary D. Walton
Includes Fallowfield First Day School roll book, and list of words for spelling bee.
1877-1878 Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1782, 1843

Correspondence 1782, 1843 (2 letters)

Ser. 3: Business papers, 1725-1864

Israel Walton papers re: David Comfort estate.
Includes inventory, indentures, bonds, deeds, accounts, mortgages, judgements, lists of goods and chattels for sale, auditors' report, and agreement.
1813-1854, n.d. Box 1

Israel Walton papers re: Ezra Crosdale estate.
Includes accounts and receipts.
1850-1856 Box 1

Walton family papers.
Includes deed, wills, promissory notes, accounts, receipts, inventory and appraisement, bond, rule of reference, bill, authorizations, power of attorney, and release.
1725-1864 Box 1

Miscellaneous petitions, articles of agreement, surveyors' drafts. 1836-1841, n.d. Box 1

Ser. 4: Manuscripts, 1855-1930
Most in same handwriting, probably Emmaline Walton.


Prose:

Lydia Martin's reminiscences on Valley Friends' School 8/8/1930 Box 1

"The Knell has died away..." Author unknown 2/1863 Box 1

Verse:

"A day at Swarthmore" Author unknown ca. 1880 Box 1

"Address to the New Year" Author unknown 1/1/1855 Box 1

"Address to the Old and New Year" Author unknown n.d. Box 1

"Autumn Leaves" Author unknown 10/1888 Box 1

"A Birthday Offering" by Emmaline Walton n.d. Box 1

"Discipline of Daily Life" Author unknown n.d. Box 1

"The Iron Steed..." Author unknown n.d. Box 1

"Lines written on the night..." Author unknown n.d. Box 1

"Thoughts on a 90th Birthday" Author unknown 1858 Box 1

"Thought while spending a night on Lake Ontario" n.d. Box 1

"To My Early Friend" by Emmaline Walton n.d. Box 1

"Toward chill Nov. latest days..." by E. Walton n.d. Box 1

"The Two Pictures" Author unknown n.d. Box 1

"Turn backward, oh backward.." Author unknown n.d. Box 1

"Wedding Anniversary of S. and J.H. Boggs" (Frag.) n.d. Box 1

Ser. 5. Memorabilia, 1826-1880

Piece Book 1826 Box 1

Album, Anne E. Walton 1845 Box 1

Album, Emmaline Walton 1851 Box 1

Album, E.M. Walton 1852 Box 1

Piece Book, Emmaline Walton 1880 Box 1

Piece book, no name n.d. Box 1

Handbill, "The Clay Trumpet" n.d. Box 1