"The Cottle's, in their family history, state that, "The story is that a day after reaching the age of twenty-one, Timothy Walton (III) rode to Perquimans County where he married Ann Barclift (18), daughter of Dempsey Barclift and Martha Sutton on 15 Oct 1830.
The bride and groom then rode to their new home in Gates County on one horse. Horse lovers can take heart since neither was a heavy weight and the lady weighed scarcely a hundred pounds all her life.
That same year on 2 December 1830 Timothy Walton in the deed sold to his brother-in-law Absalom Blanchard a mill in Gates County with four acres of land." (1)
They may have moved to Illinois right away.
|North Carolina to Illinois, and later Missouri|
- James (1831)
- Edward (1833)
- Emily (1838)
- Lucy (1840)
Timothy Walton died in 1841.
Ann married Jacob Vernatti on 12 June 1842 in Waterloo, IL
They had 4 children:
- Sarah Ann (1843)
- Mary Isabella (1845) *our ancestor
- John (1847)
Jacob died in 1857.
|Jacob Vernatti's tombstone|
No census entry can be found for 1860
In 1870, Ann (59) is keeping house, and her 14 year old son Willie is living with her, in Butler, MO.
In 1880, Ann (69) is living with her son William, his wife and baby in Prairie, MO.
|Ann Barclift Walton Vernatti with children and grandchildren|
|Ann Barclift Walton Vernatti's tombstone|
US Federal Census: 1840, 1850, 1870, 1880
Descendants of Robert Walton