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William Walthall, Henry Walthall

JColgin (View posts)
Posted: 974328403000
Can anyone fill in info on William Walthall, d. 1666-72 Henrico Co., VA, m. Anne Archer. Son Henry, b. 1662 London (?), d. 1733 Henrico Co., VA, m. Mary (Spencer?). Daughter Mary b. ca. 1719 Henrico Co., VA, d. 1791, m. 1747 William Bass IV. E-mail

William Walthall's descendants

Fran Caldwell (View posts)
Posted: 974461428000
I have found out a bit about William Walthall and his descendants. The best source to date has been THE WALTHALL FAMILY by M.E. Walthall.

William Walthall, b. 1672 London, d. 1672 Henrico/Chesterfield Co., Va. Married ca. 1656 Anne Archer, daughter of George Archer of Henrico/Chesterfield Co. She outlived him and remarried after his death. William and Anne had four Children: William, Richard, Henry and Elizabeth.
A. William (b. ca. 1657) died unmarried. His will was recorded on 8/22/1715.
B. Richard (b. ca. 1660) married an unknown lady, had 10 children and died. His will was recorded in April of 1715). His children were Richard, Henry, Ann (m. William Vaughn), Dinah, Elizabeth (m. ?? Featherstone), Mabel, Catherine, Jarrett(or Garrett), Francis and Mary.
C. Henry (b. 12/11/1662 in Henrico Co., Va). Probably married ca. 1700 to Phoebe Walton and had a son, Thomas Walthall b. ca. 1700, married Frances ???). Phoebe died and Henry remarried to Mary ???. He was 52 years of age when his first child by Mary was born. His will was dated 4/1/1732. Mary's will was dated 1735. Henry and Mary had 5 children: William, Henry, Jeremiah, John, and Mary (who married William Bass, son of William and Mary Bass. Mary was William Bass's 2nd wife, his first being Martha Clay, daughter of Henry and Mary Clay who died 3/1/1745. William had 7 children by each marriage.).
D. Elizabeth (b. ca 1669) married 10/1/1689 to Hugh Ligon, son of Col. Thomas and mary Harris Ligon of Henrico Co., Va.

Mary Walthall, daughter of Henry, grandaughter of William, died 6/11/1791. William Bass, her husband, died 1/21, 1775.
Mary and William had 7 children:
a. Elizabeth Bass (b. 8/13/1748, m. 3/7/1776 to Joseph Friend. Had a son Joseph.)
b. Lucy Bass (b. 4/29/1750)
c. Archard Bass (b. 10/31/1752, m. 2/7/1778 to Charlotte Stone.)
d. Edward Bass (b. 8/15/1754, m. ???,
d. 4/26/1834. Had children Richard, Judith, Pamelia)
e. Martha Bass (b. 10/18/1756)
f. Joseph Bass (b. ca. 1758, may have m. 6/26/1787 Mary Robertson, daughter of George.)
g. Thomas Bass (b. abt 1760)

Hope this helps.

William Walthall descendants

Julie (View posts)
Posted: 974476427000
Goodness, a wealth of information! My cousin hired a researcher to do this line so she could get into Colonial Dames. She doesn't care otherwise. Haven't gotten the detailed research out of her yet. Will try again. Are these relations of yours? My line through Mary's marriage to William Bass. Would love to correspond.

Henry Walthall's descendants

Fran Caldwell (View posts)
Posted: 974524389000
Yes, I am descendended from William's son Henry Walthall.
Henry had a son, William, who married Mary Bass, daughter of William and Cicily Bass of Henrico.
William and Mary then had several children: William; Mary, who married Edward Archer, son of Field Archer; John; Sally; Archard.
Archard Walthall married Frances Netherland, daughter of Wade Netherland the younger and Ann Williamson of Cumberland County. Archard and Frances had several children, one of which was Ann. Ann Walthall married Edward Archer (who was the SON of Edward Archer and Mary Walthall - mentioned above). Ann and Edward Archer had a son, William Archard Archer. He was my great great grandfather.

If you're really interested in learning about family history I'd highly reccommend the M.E.Walthall book. I'd also reccommend the Walthall and the Bass surname boards here on AND on There's a lot of interesting information to be found there. (i.e. I learned that Nathaniel Bass, who brought the Bass family to Virginia, was one of the original Jamestown settlers.)

It's nice to meet you!


Nathaniel Bass

JColgin (View posts)
Posted: 974605077000
Thank you for all the information. Will do some research. Did a brief search of Jamestown, i.e. John Smith's list of settlers which I understand is partial, but I didn't see Nathaniel Bass. Where is that info? Love to correspond with cousins, even distant ones, so would love to hear from you.

Nathaniel Bass

Fran Caldwell (View posts)
Posted: 974787081000
My memory may have been a bit mistaken - I think I remember seeing Nathaniel Bass's name on a plaque in the visitors center at Jamestown that listed the settlers who survived the "starving time" winter. But my memory could be slightly in error.
I do know that Nathaniel came into the Colonies through Jamestown. And then moved out to lands in Henrico County. I can't remember solidly anything more about him. Would suggest reading reading old messages on the Bass surname board on both this and the GENFORUM web sites.


Edward Bass

Julie (View posts)
Posted: 975377791000
Edward Bass, b. 15 Aug. 1754, Nottoway Co., VA, d. 26 April 1834, Nottoway Co., VA, m. Nancy Elam, b. ca. 1754, d. 1805, Chesterfield Co., VA. Son Elam Bass m. 15 Oct. 1815 Mary Elizabeth Oliver and had at least ine child, Mary Ann Walthall Bass, b. 3 Oct. 1819, Nottoway Co., VA, m. John Adams Holloway, b. Feb. 1811, Person Co., N.C.

Re: William Walthall's descendants

Posted: 993647256000
Surnames: Featherstone, Cogbill, Hamilton, Christian, Chappelle,Collier,Kewley, Hunt, Straton, Sanderson, Hawkins,Strange, Tucker,Land, Thompson, Phillips, Humphries, Bell, Massey, Curtis, Lattimore,
I have an Elizabeth Worsham married to Henry Featherstone, their son Henry Featherstone married Elizabeth Marshall, Their daughter Mary Ann Featherstone married Chalres Christian Cogbill, and that line is also in Henrico County VA. I am at work, so I don't have dates for you, but if you get a chance I would love to compare notes so I can see if my Elizabeth Walthall fits into your tree.....

Sincerely, Christie Hamilton Verdonik
great times six grandaughter of Elizabeth Walthall

Re: William Walthall, Henry Walthall

Posted: 993875165000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 998447874000
Surnames: Walthall
Another source of info on this Walthall is a book titled
Walthall Family by Ernest Taylor Walthall. It was published in
1906 by the Walthall Printing Co. of Richmond,VA.

Re: William Walthall's descendants

jometa jackson-roberts (View posts)
Posted: 1013312421000
Classification: Query
Surnames: walthall-blakeney-shook
I AM A DESENDANT OF A WILLIAM C. WALTHALL THAT WENT TO TEXAS FROM MISS I THINK . would you have any info on the walthalls that migrated to william married an etta young i think still investigating that. i know her name was etta. he was born 1-2-1873 and d.12-7-1923 in freestone county tex. etta was born 2-5-1876 and d.10-22-1918 in ggrandmother was elizabeth ann walthall -blakeney. she was born 1866 and d.1951. she was married to william blakeney. any info you have would be greatly appreciated. thank you jodi roberts
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