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Nathaniel N. & Fanny (Ballance) Hampton
Nathaniel N. Hampton and Fannie A. Ballance was married July the 27th 1854
Alonzo J Hampton and Lavina Brown was married Feb the 24th 1878
William K Jones and Julia E Hampton was married May the 29th 1878
Nathaniel J Walker and Fannie D Hampton was married august the 18th 1881
(At this point another writer has added names
and dates in ink.)
(Another writer has added information in pencil
and I am assured by a family member that this part was written by Essie
Virginia Walker, daughter of Clarence E. and Nevada Burton Walker.)
(Written in pencil across the top of the page.)
N. N. Hampton the son of James H. W Hampton and Betsy his wife was born May 15th
(The following is similar to the Marriage page.)
(It appears another person begins entering
James W. Ballance departed this life on the 13th of February 1844. Age 41years, 5 months. and 25 days.
Julia Ballance departed this life February 22, 1848. Age 38 years. 10 months. and 12 days.
Bettie Dunton departed this life July the 7th. 1872.
James H. W. Hampton departed this life Oct. 10th 1835. Age 34 years, 3(?) months, 18 days.
Betsy Hampton departed this life July 27th. 1844.
(This entry is written in ink and is in
another handwriting from the previous entries)
(An entry in pencil that appears to have been
This page is written in pencil for the most part and in the handwriting of Essie Walker, daughter of Clarence and Nevada Walker and include one birth, several deaths, and one marriage. Written across the top of the page over the heading.
Mr. Clarence E. Walker departed his life on the 18th day of Feb. 1945. age 56 yrs 9 mo.
Mr. Clarence E. Walker was born May 19, 1887 (or 1888? this was written over)
(Beginning of entries beneath the heading)
This page was handwritten in pencil by Essie Virginia Walker to record the births of the family of Mary Virginia (Saunders) Burton Parker. It was a loose page found toward the back of the Bible and was too large to scan in one piece. We thank Ben Bateman for stitching the two scans together so it would appear as one page.
Raymond Grady Parker the son of Apellas Parker and Mary Parker was borned in the year of our lord March the 1 day 1897.
Apollas Bradvell Parker the son of Apollas Parker and Mary V. Parker was borned in the year of our lord April the 14 day 1900.
Raymond 3 Parker was born May 8 day 1921
William Manly Burton the son of Dempsy Burton and Mary V. Burton his wife was born July the 12 day in the year of our lord 1873 [tombstone in the Dempsey Burton Cemetery says July 12, 1878]
Earnest Maynard Burton the son of Dempsy and Mary V. Burton his wife was born this day March 4 the year of or lord 1880.
Nevada Burton was born May the 19 day 1882
Dempsy William Burton was born Mar. the 1 day in the year of our lord 1884.
Lucy Lenard Burton was born this day Nov. the 24 day in the year 1886.
Mary Lisie Burton was born this day Oct. the 31 day in the year of our lord 1888.
Raymond Grady Parker the son of Apollas Parker his wife was born in the year of our Lord 1877 Feb. 28.
Comments on the Bible Pages
This Bible was the property of Clarence and Nevada Burton Walker. They were natives of Currituck County, having lived in Coinjock, N.C. until their move to Hertford, N.C. around 1926.
It appears to me that it first belonged to Fannie Ballance Hampton since her marriage is the oldest entry. Also, her parents' deaths are recorded in it. Since it ended up with Clarence Walker, it must have been passed on to Fannie Davis Hampton Walker, and in turn to her children. We do know it was in the Walker home in Hertford since the 1940s. It came to Glenda and Garland Walker at the death of Shirley Walker Matthews in 2004. We want to express our gratitude to "our Aunt Essie" for keeping the old pictures, the Bible, and recording the more modern information about the family on its pages. She never married and lived at home until she entered a nursing home during the seventies. Essie died June, 13 1989.
I have tried to record faithfully whatever was written on the pages, to the best of my ability. A list of errors in the penciled entries by Essie Walker are as follows: Keneth should be Kenneth; Barber Gene should be Barbara Jean; Virgie Newbern ...age 27 years 11 months, 5 days, should be age 27 years 7 months 9 days. The spelling of Glenn Mathews is correct, as after his marriage to Shirley, decided to change the spelling of his last name to Matthews.
As to the entry " Willie H. Simons" we are not sure who he was. We remember Mrs. Walker telling us about a boy she and Clarence took in during their years in Currituck. She did not say he was related to them, nor to our knowledge, did he have contact with them during the Hertford years.
Apollas is spelled many different ways in the old records but the transcriber believes APOLLAS is what Essie meant most of the time, so that is the spelling used unless it is obviously different.
Mary V., wife of Apollas Parker, was Mary Virginia Saunders who married 1st Dempsy Burton before 1880 and 2nd Appolas Parker on July 11, 1894. According to the 1900 Currituck census, Mary Virginia (Saunders) Burton Parker was born in June 1859 and had 8 children with 6 still living. Her death certificate states she was born June 3, 1856. [see her death certificate here and a photograph here.]
The "v" in Bradwell is interesting. Essie's mother, Nevada, used the old way of pronouncing the "w" as a "v" sound (personal knowledge). Essie most likely wrote the name as she heard her mother pronounce it.
Raymond 3 Parker is most likely Raymond E. Parker.
The last entry of Raymond Grady born 1877 is not understood.
The existence of Dempsy William and Mary Lisie Burton was previously unknown to family members now living.
We are happy to share these pages with others
who may have ties to those early citizens of Currituck County.
/s/ Glenda and Garland Walker
This Bible record was scanned and abstracted by Glenda L. Walker, who is the current owner. No part of these records may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.
© 2006 Kay Midgett Sheppard