I am searching and hoping for information about Walters or Sivley folks who lived in Shenandoah Co. VA, Jefferson Co., TN in the 2nd half of the 1700's and through the 1820's.........
One marriage is Thomas Walters to Elizabeth Sively (Sievely)
Other marriage is John Walters to Sarah Sively (Sievely)
Both couples married in Shenandoah County, VA.
John and Thomas were brothers. Elizabeth and Sarah were sisters.
I descend most likely from John. My g-g-g-g grandfather Absalom ("born VA" February 18, 1786) . Absalom is most likely the son of John and Sarah but he occasionally is listed as son of Thomas and Elizabeth (but Absalom was not in Thomas's will.)
Absalom, along with the children of Thomas and Elizabeth, were all in Jefferson Co. TN from around 1788 to around 1820's then Fulton Co., IL. in the 1820's. Two Sively brothers were also with this group. They all left Virginia together, I believe.
Several Walters children were born in Jefferson Co. in the 1890's and early 1800's . Many ended up in Fulton County, Illinois.
Hoping someone will pick up this inquiry and pass along any clues of who were the parents of Thomas and John Walters???
Is there any information about Absalom Walters' birth (18 Feb 1786) or his marriage to Elizabeth Unk in ~1808 (TN)?
I would be ever so grateful for any help! I live 'out West' with no chance of coming to VA or TN to do research, though I would love to!