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Major William Martin “Buck” Walton

January 17, 1832 – July 1, 1915

 
 
Major William Martin “Buck” Walton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Major William Martin “Buck” Walton Marker
Inscription. Mississippi native William M. “Buck” Walton attended the University of Virginia and studied law in Carrollton, Mississippi. In 1853 he moved to Austin, where his first law partner was A.J. Hamilton, later Governor of Texas. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army, serving in Co. B, 21st Texas Cavalry. He was elected Texas Attorney General in 1866. In the practice of law he had few peers in land litigation, and was considered one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Texas. Esteemed for his generosity, Major Walton was a well known public speaker, author and civic leader. He retired in 1907 but remained active until his death at age 83. He is buried here with his wife of 60 years, Lettie Watkins Walton, their four children and other family members.
 
Erected 1999 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12249.)
 
Location. 30° 16.514′ N, 97° 43.689′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Navasota Street and East 15th Street. Click for map. Located in the Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Major William Martin “Buck” Walton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, December 13, 2014
2. Major William Martin “Buck” Walton Marker
. Oakwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Baker (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Henry Oberwetter (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Jacob Groos (within shouting distance of this marker); Swante Palm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Jackson Hamilton (about 400 feet away); Jacob Fontaine (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Major William Martin “Buck” Walton Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
3. Major William Martin “Buck” Walton Gravestone
 
 
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