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An American Family History

John Walton

American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.

John Walton was born about 1698 in Manor of Moreland (now Upper Moreland Township), Philadelphia County (now Montgomery) County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Thomas Walton and Priscilla Hunn.

On March 29, 1740 Thomas deeded 25 acres to John for 50 pounds.

Byberry Waltons names five possible children for John from tombstone and newspaper records. They include:
M.A. Walton,,
S.S. Walton,
John Walton (1817),
James Eliot Walton (1821), and
Thomas F. Walton (1828). 

These could not be children of John, son of Thomas son of William because he would have been over 100 years old when they were born.

The Manor of Moreland was composed of a tract of ten thousand acres, and was created, in 1682, by a grant from William Penn to Dr. Nicholas More. Most of the Manor was in Philadelphia County, but is now Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Children of Thomas Walton
and Priscilla Hunn
  • Thomas Walton, Jr.
  • Caleb Walton
  • John Walton
  • Joseph Walton
  • James Walton
  • Mary Walton
  • David Walton
  • Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.
     

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