Notebook:Alexander Walker of Malin

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Notes

Letter of Introduction for Alexander Walker in possession of Donald Walker of Fannettsburg c1989):

"That the bearer Alexander Walker haveing resolved to transport himself and family to America not for any misdeameanor committed by him, but with a view to better his fortune both as to his religious and civil capacity, we hereby certify he has lived with us from his infancy, behaving himself in a Christian sober manner, and has enjoyed such privileges as Christians claim and is now free from scandal known to us. We therefore recommend him a fit person to be received a member of the Church of Christ. (signed)
David Walker
Given at Malin July 8, 1739
John Fulton
John Alexander
(On the outside, in what appears to be the same handwriting)
"A certificate from Ireland dated July 8th 1739."


Timeline

1700 Alexander born
1710 Wife mary Born
1739 - Immigrated to Chester County, PA. Lived at the Forks of the Brandywine according to the family Bible.
1761 Alexander Walker and Family arrived in Path Valley from Chester County on the 3 day of May 1761.
1775 Alexander dies in Fannet township, Franklin Co, PA

Family Bible

Family Bible of Alexander Walker, possession of Donald Walker of Fannettsburg, PA, 1989.
Published at Edinburgh by Adrian Watkins, 'His Majesty's printer" MDCCLII (1752)

"Alexander Walker his book bought in the year of our Lord 1755.
This Bible contains 779 chapters. The testament contains 260 chapters.

Written August 30 1756." 

On another page - Old handwriting - In the same hand, but appears to be done at different dates.

Mary Walker died October 16, 1774
Alexander Walker died May 1, 1775
Robert Walker died January 28, 1778
James Walker died April 24, 1788
Samuel Walker died May 18, 1808.

Loose papers in the Bible - All appear to be very old.

"First church built in Metal township was in 1770
The second Presbyterian church built 1794
The third Pres. Church built 1832.

The first person buried in the graveyard of the Lower Church Path Valley was Francis McConnell who was buried 25 day of December 1769.

Alexander Walker and Family arrived in Path Valley from Chester County on the 3 day of May 1761."

James Walker was taken prisoner by the Indians in August 1762.

The Indians burnt the barn of James and Samuel Walker on the night of the 22nd of March 1763."


Family lineage

1. ALEXANDER1 WALKER was born Abt. 1700 in Malin, County Donegal, Ireland, died 01 May 1775 in Fannett Twp, Cumberland, now Franklin Co, PA. He married MARY LNU Bef. 1734 in Ireland. She was born Abt. 1710 in Malin, County Donegal, Ireland, and died 06 Oct 1774 in Fannett Twp, Cumberland, now Franklin Co, PA.


ALEXANDER and his wife Mary WALKER are both buried Lower Path Valley Cemetery, Metal Twp, Franklin Co, PA


Children of ALEXANDER WALKER and MARY LNU are:

i. JAMES2 WALKER, b. Abt. 1734, Malin, County Donegal, Ireland; d. 24 Apr 1788, Fannett Twp, Cumberland Co, now Metal Twp, Franklin Co, PA. dsp.

2. ii. SAMUEL WALKER, b. Abt. 1736, Malin, Co Donegal, Ireland; d. 18 May 1808, Fannettsburg, Franklin Co, PA, married Mary Noble

3. iii. ROBERT WALKER, b. Abt. 1740, Chester Co, PA; d. 28 Jan 1778, Cumberland, now Franklin Co, PA, married Mary Abraham.

4. iv. SUSANNA WALKER, b. Bef. 1745, Chester Co, PA; d. Aft. 1797, Liv. Franklin Co, PA, married John Witherow

5. v. JOHN WALKER, b. 14 Jun 1745, Chester Co, PA; d. Bet. 12 Sep 1814 - 08 Apr 1816, Dublin Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA, married Martha McGuire

6. vi. DAVID WALKER, b. Abt. 1749, Chester Co, PA; d. 24 Mar 1824, Dublin Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA, married Elizabeth Elliott.

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