Please submit your Walton County surnames to me ([email protected]),

along with a brief history of your research into that surname, and I will

post it here along with your email address for others to contact.


Surnames:  Brantley, Phelps (Philips) and Radford

Peggy Milton ( [email protected] ) is researching these surnames.  Joshua Brantley (1778-1854).  She would like to know who Joshua's parents were.  His birthplace is thought to have been Chatham Co, NC.  He lived first in Morgan County, Georgia (1800) and married Nancy Phillips (or Phelps) and then Temperance Radford in 1809.  He owned property in Walton county from around 1820 until his death in 1854.  He served in the War of 1812.  She has located a legal notice from November 1854 issue of the Southern Banner in Athens, Ga.  Levi G., was executor (his son) who filed a notice to sell Joshua's property of 900 acres and he states his residence was Walton County.  She would like to locate obits and know who might have purchased the Joshua's property.  Since she is not local to Walton County, she would like to possibly hire someone to do local research for her.  Please contact Peggy if you have information or are willing to assist her in her research.


Surnames:  Cotton, Dukes

Christa Chandler ( [email protected] ) is researching these surnames.  Martha Cotton married Charles Dukes in 1832 in Walton County.  They had six children, Charles, James, John, Martha, Daniel and Julia.  Apparently Martha died before 1850 because she is not with the family for the 1850 census in Pike County, Georgia, where they lived at that time.

Christa would like to know the parents of Martha Cotton.  Please contact her at the above email address if you have information on this family.


Surnames:  Dalton, Dolton, Chadwick, Bradshaw

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Surnames:  Moon, Hudson (Hutson)

Teresa Thompson ( [email protected] ) is searching for information/documentation on Joseph P. Moon born in Columbia County, Georgia in 1796).  Joseph moved to Walton County and raised a large family with numerous sons who served in the Civil War.  Joseph and his first wife, Edith Hudson (Hutson?) had a son named William Ezra Moon (born in Walton County in 1826).  Teresa would like to find any documentation or assistance in finding information of father/son relationship as might be found in wills, deeds, local publications, etc.


Surnames:  White and Wilkerson

Nekita Jacobs is  searching for information on the White surname, specifically, Nola White, her great grandmother, born in 1902.  Nola's mother was Lucy White born 1876 her grandfather Edward White born 1868 in Walton County.  The White family is in some way related to the Wilkerson family, perhaps thru a LouVada or LuVada White Wilkerson born Jan 8, 1898 and Sylvania "Fletcher" Wilkerson, born July 27, 1897 from Elberton, Elbert County, this family moved to Walton County at some point.  Nekita would like to know the relationship between Lucy and LouVada.  Please contact her at email address:  [email protected]


Surnames:  Clegg, Towler, Edmonds, Malcolm, Ivey, Bullock, Snow   Contact Bill Ward ( [email protected] )


Surname:  Gresham

James Gresham ( [email protected] ) is researching the Gresham surname.  John Gresham Sr is his 5th great grandfather.

He is also related to Edmund Richardson Gresham.  Please contact James if you have information on the Gresham surname from 

Walton County.  



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