Jarrel Walden Family

Jarrel Walden, born say 1777, was taxable in his father's Mecklenburg County household in 1795 and 1796. He married Mourning Jackson, 16 September 1801 Mecklenburg County marriage bond. He purchased 150 acres in Chatham County on Shaddox Creek on 9 March 1810. He was living in Wake County on 14 November 1812 when he sold 75 acres of this land and was living in Chatham County on 12 February 1816 when he sold the remaining 75 acres. He was head of a Chatham County household of 11 "free Colored" in 1820. He received land in Chatham County from his father by deed proved in the Tuesday, February 1828 session, and he sold land by deed proved in the Monday, November 1829 session. On 1 September 1828 he paid $250 for 162 acres on the south side of Deep River in Randolph County, and he headed a Randolph County household of 13 "free colored" in 1830. By 1840 he was in Lafayette Township, Owen County, Indiana, head of a household of 16 "free colored". His 17 February 1843 Owen County will, recorded 5 March 1844, mentioned a lot in the town of Vandaley and named his wife Rebecca and children:

Harbard, born about 1803 in Virginia, married Jane Scott, 27 February 1824 Wake County bond. The Thursday, August 1826 session of the Chatham County court listed him as an insolvent taxpayer for the year 1825. He obtained free papers in Wake County on 23 March 1841 and recorded them in Owen County, Indiana, on 14 February 1846:

a free man of color, thirty five years of age, five foot eleven inches high, light complected prety strait hair, Yellow eyes ... with a five and seven children ... his father and mother was respectable coloured people Also his wife's father and mother who is and have been Citizens of this neighborhood.

He was counted near Eaton Walden in the 1850 Owen County census without a wife but with his children. He had a personal estate worth $800.


Clara, born about 1810 in North Carolina, married her 1st cousin Morgan Walden on 20 October 1829, in Randolph County, North Carolina.


Amos, born about 1816 in North Carolina, married Eliza Wilson on 5 February 1847, in Vigo County, Indiana.


Leanna, born about 1819 in North Carolina, married John Boon on 6 July 1843 in Owen County, Indiana.

Betsey, married Farrow Powell, 2 April 1829 Randolph County bond. He was head of an Owen County household of 7 "free colored" in 1840, living near the Walden family. He married, second, Rebecca Bass, on 17 September 1844 in Owen County, Indiana. He entered the NE:SW part of Section 28 in Marion Township of Owen County on 1 June 1849.


SOURCE of pre-1800 data: Paul Heinegg @ http://freeafricanamericans.com