Alternate Name: E. P. Walton vol. 2, i Genealogy and Appendixi0 : 331. accessed 13 Oc
Eliakim Persons, b. 17 Feb., 1812, at Montpelier, Vt.; m. first, Sarah Howes of Montpelier; m. second, Mrs. Field of Columbus, Ohio. He was editor of the Vermont Watchman
after his father' memver of Congress for six years from Vt. He was appointed to print the Journals of the Council of Safety and of the Governor and Council of Vt; d. 1890, at Montpelier. 127
Mr. Walton died Dec. 19, 1890. 320. accessed 28 Sep 2009.
He died at Montpelier, Dec. 19, 1890.
One of two Vermont congressmen from Montpelier. 164. accessed 14 Oct 2009. 780. accessed 22 Oct 2009.
Hon. Eliakim Persons Walton, president of the Vermont Historical Society, was from his boyhood up to 1868 actively engaged in journalism, wielding a wide influence through the "Watchman and State Journal," of which he was sole proprietor from 1853 to 1868. He served his State with great credit in the United States House of Representatives during the critical period from 1857 to 1863. Essex, , New York, USA
In 1826-7 he spent a year in Esse.x, N. Y., and there edited and printed his first newspaper, a single issue of the Essex County Republican.1840
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Name erroneously listed as Ezekiel Jr. Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, USA 149. accessed 14 Oct 2009.
In 1854, also, the roof part of the upper story of Walton's Bookstore, was destroyed by fire, and but for the timely striking of a shower on the excessively dry roofs, that whole block of wooden buildings would probably have been destroyed. Washington, District of Columbia, , USArical Society, was from his boyhood up to 1868 actively engaged in journalism, wielding a wide influence through the "Watchman and State Journal," of which he was sole proprietor from 1853 to 1868. He served his State with great credit in the United States House of Representatives during the critical period from 1857 to 1863.
Mentioned in the Introduction as assisting in the publication of the "Gazetteeer and Business Directory of Washington County"
Mr. Walton was twice married, first to Sarah Sophie, daughter of Joseph Howes, of Montpelier. She died Sept. 3, 1880, and Oct. 19, 1882, he wedded Mrs. Clara P. Field, nee Snell, of Columbus, Ohio. Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, USA
A concise biography of Eliakim Persons Walton. Part First: 368-370. accessed 27 Sep 2009.
Eliakim Persons Walton was born in Montpelier, February 17, 1S12, and was the first-born son of the late Gen. Ezekiel Parker Walton and Prussia Persons. On the Walton side the genealogy goes back through Ezekiel P.'s father, who was born at New Market, N, H., in 1762, and married Mary Parker, of New Hampshire, to George Walton, a Quaker born in England, in whose house at Newcastle, N. H., in June, 1S62, occurred the best authenticated case of witchcraft which has ever been recorded in New Kngland. See Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana, edition of 1820, Vol. 2, p. 393, and Brewster's Rambles about Portsmouth, second series, PP- .143-354.
Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Washington, VermontHe was sometimes referred to as E, P., Jr. since his initials were the same as his father's(Research):The Montpelier, Vermont Directory 1890-91 (database on0line) names an Eliakim P. Walton as a director of Montpelier Nat'l Bank, 6 Elm, Montpelier, Vermont for the years 1890 and 1891.Birth: Feb. 17, 1812
Death: Dec. 19, 1890
Vermont Congressman. President, Vermont Historical Society. Son of Ezekiel P. Walton, prominent political activist, printer and militia General. Also known as E.P. Walton, as was his father, and as E.P. Walton, Jr. Twice compiled data that was used to prevent Vermont from losing US House seats during reapportionment. Attended local schools and Washington County Grammar School. Apprenticed as printer and newspaper publisher in Vermont and Essex County, New York. Studied law with US Senator and federal Judge Samuel Prentiss, but did not practice. Worked in father's printing and papermaking business. Married Sarah Sophia Howes. Newspaper publisher, author and historian. Editor and publisher, "Walton's Vermont Register and Farmer's Almanac." Organizer and first President, Editors and Publishers Association. Published Vermont Watchman newspaper in partnership with father until 1853, then as sole publisher until 1868. Agent to solicit Boston investors in Central Vermont Railroad, successfully raising more than $1,500,000 to be used for construction. Vermont House, 1853. Elected to Congress as a Republican, 1856, serving March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1863. Declined to be a candidate for reelection. Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1864. Returned to editing and writing. Delegate, state constitutional convention, 1870. Vermont Senate, 1874-78. Trustee, University of Vermont, 1875-1887. President, Vermont Historical Society, 1876-90. Wife died September 3, 1880. Married Clara P. (Snell) Field of Columbus, Ohio, October 19, 1882. Edited Volume II of Vermont Historical Society collections, including Haldimand Negotiations papers and eight volumes of "Records of the Governor and Council." Was still editing VHS papers and serving as society President at the time of his death.
(bio by: Bill McKern)