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Walthall, Francis (fl. ca. 1840s)

Birthplace: Unknown
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Builder
NC Work Locations:
  • Rockingham, Richmond County
  • Richmond
Building Types:
  • Public
Styles & Forms:
  • Greek Revival


Francis Walthall (fl. ca. 1840) was a Raleigh builder and may have been related to John A. Walthall. In 1841, he took a contract in 1841 to build the brick Richmond County Courthouse. No other works have been identified. The Walthall family was a numerous one in Virginia, and included men named Francis and John. In 1837, Francis A. Walthall married Sarah Wilson in Granville County, and by 1840, Francis Walthall was head of a household in Wake County; he was not listed in North Carolina in 1850. Francis may be the brickmaker, aged 34, with a wife named Sarah, listed in the 1850 U.S. census in Henrico County, Virginia.

Author: Catherine W. Bishir.

Published 2010

Building List

Richmond County Courthouse (Rockingham, Richmond County)

Richmond Rockingham


Dates: Ca. 1841
Location: Rockingham, Richmond County
Street Address: Rockingham, NC
Status: No longer standing
  • Public

Francis Walthall's Work Locations


  • Richmond County Miscellaneous Records, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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