Obadiah Walston was born on 27 July 1774, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America as the son of Thomas Walstone and Mary Cook. He married Hulda Cook on 29 May 1793, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 June 1868, in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 93.
English: habitational name perhaps from Walsden (Yorkshire, formerly in Lancashire). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Walsa, Wæls, or Walh (genitive Wales) + Old English denu ‘valley’.
Scottish: habitational name from Walston Lanarkshire. The placename is from Scots wall ‘well’, with a connecting or perhaps plural -s-, + toun ‘farm, village’.
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