1. WILLIAM1 WALKER1 was born 17372, and died December 14, 1800 in Rockingham County, NC, USA2. He married MARY3.
Notes for WILLIAM WALKER: William Walker bought 320 acres, as a land grant, on Country Line Creek in Rockingham (then Guilford) County, next to the property of Jeremiah Poston, on 1 March 1780 (Guilford Co. Deed Book 2, p. 140). He had applied for the grant in 1778. He sold a 61-acre portion of that land to Peter O'Neal in July, 1786 (Rockingham Co. Deed Book A, p. 121). William left a will, dated 13 December 1800, probated February 1801 (Book: Old Wills Discovered in Office Dated Prior to 1804, p. 258 - a collection of wills found at Rockingham Co. Courthouse dated before those of Will Book A).
William was buried at Haw River Presbyterian Church; his tombstone is still to be seen there. It is a thin slab of stone with a semicircular top at the approximate center of the grove where the cemetery is located. The marker reads as follows:
14 DECEMBER 1800 W.W DC THIS LIFE IN THE 63 YEAR OF HIS AGE
M. WALKER 23 NOV 1813 IN THE 67 YEAR OF HIR AGE
M. Walker is William's wife, Mary. The date tracks well with the probate date of her will. See information for Mary Walker.
Divisees: Mary, his wife: 200 acres lying west of their home, All his stock and household furniture, All his plantation utensils, His slaves, except the one chosen by son Abram. William, his son: $125 Abram, his son: 200 acres lying east of William's house, including the McCullough place, 1 slave, Dave or Milley (his choice), 1/2 of William's plantation tools, 1 bed and furniture, 1 cow. Samuel, his son: 200 acres lying west of William's house after Mary's death, 1 slave, Dave or Milley, the one not chosen by Abram, 1 sorrell colt, 1 saddle and bridle, 1 cow, 1 bed and furniture,
Monetary support from the estate, as needed.
Rachel, his dau.: 1 horse named Smoker, 1 saddle and bridle, 1 bed and furniture, 1 cow, $25 worth of furniture suitable for housekeeping, $30 cash. Mary, his dau.: A negro child named Ann, 1 horse with saddle and bridle, 1 bed and furniture, 1 cow, $25 worth of furniture suitable for housekeeping, $30 cash,
Support from Walker's estate while she remains single.
William, his grandson (son of William): $30 cash. William Conner: $30 cash. Walter Martin: $30 cash.
To sons Abram and Samuel: Debt owed Walker by the ?Spiners?, to be collected at the expense of the sons.
To sons Wm, Abram and Samuel: Walker's clothing. Witnesses:Douncan Berth, A. Boyd
Will proved in open court on the oath of Andrew Boyd, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, February Term, 1801. </Probate>
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery Occupation: Farmer
One researcher has identified her as the daughter of Hugh and Mary Reid, although no source was provided to support the claim.
More About MARY: Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery
Children of WILLIAM WALKER and MARY are:
i. RACHEL2 WALKER3. Notes for RACHEL WALKER:
Rachel Walker was to receive, as inheritance, a horse named Smoker, saddle & bridle, a bed & furniture, a cow, $25 worth furniture "suitable for house- keeping and $30 cash. It does not appear that she was married at the time of her father's death in December 1800.
ii. MARY WALKER3. Notes for MARY WALKER:
Mary Walker was to receive from her father, as inheritance, a Negro child named Ann, a horse, saddle and bridle, a bed & furniture (probably meaning bedroom furnishings), a cow, $25 worth of furniture for housekeeping and $30 cash. She was single at the time of her father William's death - his will states this fact explicitly.