Some history of Henry WALTON and wife, Melissa BUDLONG, along with a pursuit of their parent's names
I’m looking for the names of the parents of Henry W. WALTON who was born 12 Apr 1813 in CT but raised in NY and died 24 Aug 1898 in IA, and his wife, Melissa L. BUDLONG born 1817-18 in Paris, Oneida, NY and died in MI in 1878. They were married in Oneida County, NY in 1840. They removed to Canada in 1852 and then to MI in 1855 or so, where they settled in St. John’s, Clinton, New York.
Henry and Melissa had three daughters all born in Oneida County, NY. Their names were Valencia WALTON b. Oct 1843, Janella “Nellie” WALTON b. Feb 1853, and Alice Rosetta “Rose”WALTON b. Dec 1853. They might have had one more daughter named Melissa born 1849 and died 20 Dec 1849 in New Hartford, New York. They also had a son named, Daniel Justice WALTON, born in 1856 in MI.
Henry had at least two brothers. One was named Nehemiah, who also removed to MI, and the other was named Daniel, who remained in New York.
I’ve found mention of a Melissa Budlong as the daughter of a Capt John Budlong, in the book, History of the Town of Paris, and the Valley of the Sauquoit…by Henry C. Rogers on page 233. The mother isn’t mentioned.
I’ve also found mention of a Melissa Budlong on a web page titled, “The descendents of Francis Budlong“. She’s mentioned as a child of John Budlong Jr and Susan Wheeler. There’s only a birthdate given for one of her siblings and it is only 3 years from my Melissa’a birth year, so it's a good possibility that they are siblings.
From what I’ve learned so far, a Budlong family came to New York from Rhode Island. I don’t know if this is the family of my Melissa Budlong.You can find quite a lot of BUDLONG information by doing an internet search.
I'm also looking for descendents of these WALTONs or BUDLONGs.