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This page collects information about the Walker Family in the "Carolina Cradle". The "Cradle", as used here, includes the area in the Yadkin Watershed, north to the Carolina line. A particular focus is on:

  • John Walker III of the Wigton Line
  • Samuel Walker of the Wigton Line

But information on other Walkers will be added as the data comes to hand.

Caswell County

Samuel Walker - the "Orphan" "YDNA Group 33". Settled in Caswell Co, NC - his son, James went to Robertson county, TN. The name Samuel Walker shows up in Robertson Co but as far as we know he never left NC before he died there in 1798. However, he might have had some land in his name there since the name pops up once in a while in early records. We know that Samuel's yDNA closely matches his neighbor, John Walker and related to Patrick Porter through marriage. From the mary Ann Hubbell WWFA List, 11 August 2009

John III"YDNA Group 33". Settled in Caswell Co, NC about 1756, coming there for Borden's Grant (modern Rockbridge County) during the French and Indian War. John III, and his sons Samuel and John IV, left the area about 1771, settling on the Clinch River in Southwest Virginia.

Jordan Creek Walkers

[From David Walker Fide Ann Hubbell] WalkerShort List, 17 September 2009

From a family history: "John and his brother, Phillip, came to America from Ireland before the Revolutionary War. They settled in Maryland, then on to Pennsylvania and finally to Orange County, NC." Phillip, Walker Sr. and John lived along Jordan Creek in Orange County. After Orange County was subdivided John lived in Caswell County and Phillip, Sr. in Alamance County, NC.

The Walkers settled along Jordan creek in old Orange County, NC. Jordan Creek originates in today's Caswell County and flows into Alamance County, then along and parallel to the Caswell County border. The Jordan Creek connects to Stoney Creek and eventually flows into the Haw River. Two other creeks of interest were referenced in the deeds: Owens Creek, which flows into Jordan Creek, and County Line Creek.

John Walker, Sr. = Nancy Ashford: Children: William, Phillip, John, Aaron, Abner, Rev. Hugh, George, Ashford, James, Job, Joshua.

son Ashford died in Haywood County, TN
son Job, died in Fayette County, TN. Others died in NC.

Son Phillip, Jr., reported in the 1850 Census (Henderson Co., TN) that he was born in PA. A likely candidate, among several, is the Phillip Walker living in Lack Township, PA in 1775. Lack Township area became a part of Mifflin County, PA in 1789, later part of Juniata County in 1831. Phillip Walker listed as HOH in present Township of Woodbury, in 1778

Some have attempted to identify this John Walker with one or another Walkers in the Wigton Walker lineage, but a comparison of YDNA shows that neither of the two alternative branches of the group known as the Wigton Walkers, match this line.

yDNA Comparison

LineageYDNA Marker results
Natural Bridge Branch of the Wigton Walkers TBD
Walkers Creek Branch of the Wigton Walkers 13 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29
Ashford 1324 14 11 12 14 12 12 11 13 14 29


Mrs White's book makes no reference to the John Walker who married Nancy Ashford, nor of any of his descendants. But his line would probably be in DNA GR-6, under "Ashford Walker". I am assuming (tsk tsk) that a person named Ashford Walker would be the same Ashford Walker who was indeed one of this couple's sons; I have never seen another Ashford Walker of this vintage. This Ashford Walker's relationship to them as their son is documented in many deeds. This John Walker died 29 March 1810, intestate. His 11 children were all sons. See below for what little I know about the source documentation. Nevertheless, I set about documenting every single son, and everything the DAR record claimed turned out to be correct and verifiable by primary documentation except for two things: 1. the aide-to-George-Washington claim for John himelf; and 2. the wife of eldest son William Walker, given in the DAR record vaguely as "Miss Lloyd" with no elaboration. John Walker and Nancy Ashford did indeed have an eldest son named William Walker. I cannot prove that he did not marry a "Miss Lloyd", but I can find no record of her or of this marriage. I do know that he married a Deborah McCulloch, and the DAR record makes no mention of her. This William Walker died testate in about 1816 in Caswell Co NC, and the only children named in his will were the three he had by wife Deborah McCulloch. I should point out that this John Walker's land lay on Jordan's Creek in Orange Co NC and that in 1777 when Caswell Co NC was created from Orange Co, NC, the new county line was driven right through his property, so that from 1777 onwards, he found himself owning land in both counties. John's surviving sons worked out an agreeable partitioning of John's land, and they documented this in 11 deeds, some filed in Caswell Co NC and some filed in Orange Co, NC (this part of Orange Co NC became ca 1849 Alamance Co NC). In each deed, 10 sons (one son predeceased, so in his case, his heirs) were grantors, and one of the sons was the grantee, a different grantee in each deed. William Walker's two daughters married men named MCCULLOCH and SMITH, and both couples moved to Clay Co MO. His son remained in Caswell Co NC.</font>

Phillip Walker

Phillip Walker, Sr.'s and unknown wife's known children are as follows:

Alexander (abt. 1765-1835)
Counley (Conley, Connally) (1768-1845)
William (1770-1819)
Mary (abt. 1775-after 1850) m. Samuel Crawford
John (abt. 1775-?, still living in 1845)
Phillip, Jr. (1780-1858)
James (1785-1853)
Jinney (abt. 1790-bef 1835)

Phillip purchased three tracts of land in Orange County:

22 Feb 1788, 209 acres;
30 Apr 1795, 32 acres;
20 Feb 1800, 163 acres.

These parcels were not "proven" until 1802. Phillip Walker, Sr.'s will of 1826, leaves the largest part of this land to son Alexander; at Alexander's death, it was passed on to Phillip, Sr.'s other children. Based on the will Alexander is thought to be the oldest son and James was the youngest son. A smaller land bequest was left to James. The other children received a token inheritance.

Phillip Walker Jr. Phillip, Jr. owned a farm on Jordan Creek, Orange County, NC, purchased in 1805. He married to Rebecca King in 1816 in Orange County, NC, in Hillsboro, NC; the marriage bond was signed by Phillip Walker and J. Taylor. He was listed as head of household in the Orange County 1820 and 1830 Census. [Note this conflicts with information that he moved to TN c. 1820] Their children are believed to have all been born in Orange County, NC, but grew up to adulthood and lived in Henderson County, TN.

Mary Ann Elizabeth (birth and death dates unknown)
Nancy, (1818-1874) m. Robert R. Dennison
(Ezeriah) Washington (1d820-1908) m. Catherine McCall
Levi (1823-1876) m. Nancy B. Douglas Rosser
William Bedford (1824-1843)
Minerva (1827-1909) m. John Bray

Louise Oakley prepared a booklet about the family in 1940. Stating that about 1820, Phillip Walker and Dave Engraham came down the Tennessee River from North Carolina, stoping at what is now known as Perryville, then traveled westward to Chesterfield.

The family probably moved to Henderson County, TN after when he received approval of a petition for a land grant in 1833. He appeared on Henderson County's poll tax records in the year 1836 and 1837. In 1836, he was listed as having 512 acres of land and one slave. Phillip, Jr. died in 1858 and Rebecca died in 1870; they are buried in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Henderson County, TN.


From WRWalker 23 June 2010

Phillip Walker b. 1 Apr 1766 Orange Co., NC d.bef. Nov 1795 Orange Co., NC m. 17 Dec 1790 Orange Co., NC, Jewell Patton/Jiles Patten b.abt.1772. Jewell 2nd m. 22 Mar 1808 Orange Co., NC, Robert Stewart. MARRIAGE BOND: Marriage Bonds R - Z: Philip Walker & John Walker (-----) of the County of Orange and the state of North Carolina (-------) his Excellency Abner (?) Esq. Governor and his (----) office in the sum of Five hundred pounds. But to be void on condition that there does not hereafter appear any lawfull causes to obstruct a marriage between _______ & _______ for whom a license is now issued. Witness our hands and seals this (--) Day December 1790. Philip Walker (seal) John Walker (seal)

Rockingham Walkers

From Mark B Walker
William Walker died in Orange County NC in 1769. He left bequests to sons

William,
James,
John,
Alexander and
Abraham.

Alexander (died 1794) and James Walker (died 1803), received land grants on Hogan's Creek in the 1780s in an area in southeastern Rockingham County. Hogan's Creek and Country Line Creek originate in this area, and Big Troublesome Creek flows into Haw River. William Walker (1737-1800) established a home on Country Line Creek just a few miles from Alexander and James. A John Walker, known to be a brother of James and Alexander) immigrated to Davidson County in the Southwest Territory (present-day Tennessee) some time prior to 1793. These four, Alexander, James, William, and John may be the sons of William who died in 1769.

Correspondance of James Walker and wife Ann survives, and shows a clear connections to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Descendants of James Walker Generation No. 1 Walker-Waynick Papers establish link to Cumberland Co. PA. 1793 letter in that collection shows that James' brother John was then living in Davidson Co. in the Southwest Territory, in an area that would later become Tennessee.

JAMES WALKER

died Abt. 1803 in Rockingham County, NC, USA 2.
married ANN MCCLINTOCK 3,4.
applied for land grants in 1778 & 1779 - Guilford Co. Deed Book indiates 200 & 500 acre lots on Hogans Ck granted on 1 March 1780.
Burial: prob. Haw River Presbyterian Church;

Notes for ANN MCCLINTOCK:

Letters dated between 1793 & 1815 preserved in the "Walker-Waynick Papers", confirm Ann Walker's maiden name. Letters were written by friends & relatives in Cumberland Co., PA to James & Ann. Two letters were written by Ann's brother, Daniel.
Burial: prob. Haw River Presbyterian Church;
Children of JAMES WALKER and ANN MCCLINTOCK are:
i. ALEXANDER2 WALKER, d. 1804, Rockingham County, NC, USA.
ii. MARY WALKER7.
iii. BETSY WALKER7. 3.
iv. JANE WALKER.
v. NANCY WALKER7, m. FRANCIS HODGE8.Correspondence: February 1813, Wrote letter to mother & siblings from Williamson Co., TN, 2 mos. after

arrival with husband FRANCIS HODGE: Will of James Walker (1803) identifies dau. Nancy's married name. An 1813 letter in the Walker- Waynick Papers from Francis and Nancy Hodge to Nancy's brother John Walker completes the identification of husband. The Hodge's had moved to Williamson Co., TN, and had set up house there in December, 1812. FRANCIS HODGE: Residence: December 1812, Moved to Williamson County, TN

vi. WILLIAM WALKER, b. May 12, 1766; d. March 18, 1838, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

vii. JOHN WALKER, b. October 21, 1768; d. September 07, 1851, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

viii. ABRAM WALKER, b. January 04, 1780; d. December 05, 1843, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

Generation No. 2

2. ALEXANDER2 WALKER (JAMES1)9,10 died 1804 in Rockingham County, NC, USA11. He married JANE BARR12,13,14, daughter of ROBERT BARR and ISABELLA. We know of Alexander from the will of his father James (Old Wills Discovered in Office Dated Prior to 1804, p. 226). One may assume that he is the one Alexander Walker listed in the U.S. Census 1800 for Rockingham County, a record that gives the impression he was married but childless. From James Walker's will, dated May, 1803, we know that Alexander had a son named James, undoubtedly born between 1800 and 1803.

The year of his death and information about his wife come from the following county court record: Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, Book 4, p. 1, May Term, 1804

Order of the court that Jiney Walker and Robert Barr administer upon Alexander Walker's estate and gave William Jones and John Winder security in the sum of eight hundred pounds.

According to the book History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Her People (Greensboro, NC: Jos. J. Stone and Co. [no date]) by the Rev. S.M. Rankin, Robert Barr had a sister, Jean, who married a Mr. Walker and subsequently married Adam Scott following the death of her first husband. However, Robert Barr's 1832 will names, as legatees, grandson Robert Walker and several other children with the surname Scott. A Rockingham County marriage bond issued in 1811 bears the names Adam Scott and Jane Walker as groom and bride.

It would seem that Jane "Jiney" Barr was Robert's daughter, not his sister. It is not clear from Rankin's book how he concluded that the woman who married "Mr. Walker" was Barr's sister. Barr apparently did have a sister named Jean (a variant spelling of Jane in that era).

The linkage of the Alexander Walker of this court record with the son of James Walker is bolstered by a comment from an 1805 letter to James' widow Ann from Jean and Daniel McDannell: "We can inform with pleasure that we Recd aleatter from you bearing date May the 13 1804 which give us great satisfaction to hear of your health and well fair tho we Sympathise with you with the lose of your husband and son." For the entire text of the letter, see the Notes for James Walker (died 1803).

That Alexander also had a son named Robert is suggested by the will of Robert Barr, which names one Robert Walker as Barr's grandson. A county court entry in 1818 confirms the identification:

Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, May 1813 to November 1819, p. 313, February Session 1818

It is ordered by the court that Samuel Young, John Reed and William Donnal Esqs or any two or them be a committee to settle with Robert Barr guardian for Robert Walker son of Alexander Walker decd and that report thereof be made at next court.

Notes for JANE BARR: Rockingham Co. court appointed Jiney Walker and Robert Barr to administer Alexander's estate (Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Book 4, p. 1, May Term, 1804). Acc. to History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Her People by Rev. S.M. Rankin, Jean Barr, dau. of James & Agnes, 2 settlers of the Nottingham Colony, married a Mr. Walker, then married Adam Scott after Walker's death. Robert Barr, Jean's brother, also lived in Rockingham Co. However, Robert Barr's will names Robert Walker as grandson.

Children of ALEXANDER WALKER and JANE BARR are: i. JAMES3 WALKER15, b. Abt. 1801, Rockingham County, NC, USA16. 7. ii. ROBERT WALKER, b. January 04, 1804, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. August 28, 1862, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

3. JANE2 WALKER (JAMES1)17. She married JOHN HERRON18 December 20, 1790 in Rockingham County, NC, USA18. Jane Herron successfully contested the purported will of her husband, John, in 1809. The relevant documentation follows.

Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, November 1808 to May 1813, p. 71 November Session 1809

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Herron, deceased, was offered for probate by Wm Wright one of the persons named executors therein. Whereupon came Jane Herron widow and relict of the said John deceased and caveated the probate of said paper writing: and it appearing to the court that the following children of the said John Herron decd are minors viz David, Amos, Isabel, James, Jenny, it is ordered that William Walker Esquire be appointed guardian pending the trial of this caveat to the children Amos, Isable, James, John and Jenny and the said William Walker being in court and agreeing to act as guardian aforesaid, he is in that character made a caveator to the aforesaid suit and Robert Barr who is the guardian of David Heron one of the children aforesaid being also in court is made a party caveator in that character to the said suit.

The court appointed Jane Herron and William Conner to be administrators of the estate pending the trial. They gave 3,000 pounds security. They were authorized to sell off the perishable portion of the estate (not further identified).

Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, November 1808 to May 1813, p. 84</Source>

February Session 1810

Jane Herron and others | Caveators | vs | Jury No. 2 Wm Wright | Find that the paper writing offered offered for probate is not the last will and testament of John Herron.

Children of JANE WALKER and JOHN HERRON are: i. DAVID3 HERRON19.Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, November 1808 to May 1813, p. 71November Session 1809 Ordered that Robert Barr be appointed guardian to David Herron son of Jo. Herron deceased he having entered into bond in the sum of 500 pounds with Wm Conner security. ii. AMOS HERRON20. iii. ISABEL HERRON20. iv. JAMES HERRON20.James Herron was a minor in May 1818, according to a county court record. The Minutes Docket of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, February Session 1818 records that John Reed, Esq., and Samuel Young, Esq., were appointed to settle with and audit the account of William Conner, the legal guardian of James and John Herron, sons of John Herron, deceased. At the May Session of the court, Conner returned his settlement. See Minutes Docket May 1813 to November 1819, pp. 372 and 393. v. JOHN HERRON20. vi. JENNY HERRON20.

4. WILLIAM2 WALKER (JAMES1)21 was born May 12, 1766 (22), and died March 18, 1838 in Rockingham County, NC, USA (23). He married JEAN (24).

Notes for WILLIAM WALKER: The will of James Walker reveals two bits of information about his son, William: he was still living in July 1803 at the writing of the will and he had a son named James. Haw River Presbyterian Church cemetery has at least two gravestones bearing the name William Walker: one William was born in 1767, the other in 1766. Since the Walker pioneers William (died 1800) and James both had a son named William, it's not entirely clear which tombstone goes with which son. If the idea that families bury their dead close together is at all valid, however, then the one closer to the grave of the pioneer William (it bears only the initials W.W., the date of his death and his age at death) would likely be his son. As it turns out, the tombstone of the William born in 1767 is the closer, so we assume the other was the son of James, by default. It is not clear whether James Walker himself was buried in this cemetery, but there seems to be a general grouping of graves by family -- the William Walker grouping on one side of the trunk of a fallen tree, the James Walker descendants on the other side.

William, son of James, was likely married to Jean, the name on the grave marker immediately to the right of his.

The names of the children come from the 1844 will of Ann Walker, which lists her sisters Elizabeth, Mary and Jane Starrat and brothers Denny, James, John, Abraham and Alexander, deceased. A number of these names match gravestones at the Haw River cemetery, which are physically close to the graves of William and Jean. We can be sure that William had at least a son named James, based on the elder James' will.

Evidence from county court records strengthens the association between William and the siblings listed in Ann Walker's 1844 will. An entry in the Minute Docket for the August Session 1838 of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions notes that one John Walker was appointed to administer the estate of William Walker. Ann Walker listed a John Walker as one of her brothers. The text of the court record follows:

Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, May 1835 to February 1840, August Term 1838, fourth page from the beginning of the term

Tuesday court met: Present John Lawson, Joel Fagg and T.B. Wheeler, Esqs. Administration on the estate of William Walker is granted to John Walker who entered into bond in the sum of eight hundred dollars with Joseph Pritchett, S.C. Edwards and G.W. Garrett. The admr was thereupon duly qualified.

Notes for JEAN: Name and vital statistics are from the tombstone immediately to the right of William Walker's (1766-1838). Both markers have the same form - a flat, rectangular slab with a semicircular knob protruding from the top. Both bear the same style of script. The pairing of the 2 graves leads to the conclusion that they might have been married.

Children of WILLIAM WALKER and JEAN are: i. MARY3 WALKER25,26, b. 179427; d. May 02, 1851, Rockingham County, NC, USA27.Principal information on Mary Walker comes from the will of her sister Ann, dated 31 January 1844, probated November 1848; her own will, written on same date, probated May 1851 and the tombstone at Haw River Presbyterian Church. The 1850 U.S. Census shows that Mary was living with her sister, Jane Starrat, at the time. Mary Walker apparently never married. ii. ANN WALKER28, b. 179629; d. July 10, 1848, Rockingham County, NC, USA29. Principal data on Ann Walker comes from her will, dated 31 January 1844, probated November 1848 and the tombstone at Haw River Presbyterian Church. She apparently never married. Although her will identifies her brothers and sisters, the identification of William Walker (1766-1838) as her father results from analysis of 1810 & 1820 U.S. Census records. Furthermore, will of James Walker (d. 1803) shows that William had a son James. Ann had a brother named James. iii. JAMES WALKER30,31, b. Abt. 179832. iv. ELIZABETH WALKER33, b. 180034; d. August 22, 1845, Rockingham County, NC, USA34. Principal data on Elizabeth Walker comes from the will of her sister Ann, dated 31 JAN 1844, probated NOV 1848 and the tombstone at Haw River Presb. Church. Elizabeth apparently never married. v. JANE WALKER35,36, b. December 14, 180337; d. August 29, 1888, Rockingham County, NC, USA37; m. JAMES STARRAT38, November 10, 1834, Rockingham County, NC, USA38. Will of Ann Walker (31 JAN 1844) identifies Jane Starrat as her sister. Haw River Presb. Church cemetery has tombstone bearing the name Jane Starret. Jane's sister Mary lived with the Jane and James Starrat in the last years of her life. 8. vi. ALEXANDER WALKER, b. April 19, 1807; d. February 12, 1839, Rockingham County, NC, USA. 9. vii. JOHN WALKER, b. April 19, 1808; d. January 08, 1864, Rockingham County, NC, USA. viii. DANIEL WALKER39,40, b. Abt. 1809. ix. ABRAHAM WALKER41, b. Abt. 1810.

5. JOHN2 WALKER (JAMES1)42 was born October 21, 176843, and died September 07, 1851 in Rockingham County, NC, USA43. He married NANCY44,45. Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

Child of JOHN WALKER and NANCY is: 10. i. MARY R.3 WALKER, b. January 08, 1814, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. November 08, 1904, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

6. ABRAM2 WALKER (JAMES1)46 was born January 04, 178047, and died December 05, 1843 in Rockingham County, NC, USA47. He married ELIZABETH SMITH48,49 November 02, 1833 in Caswell County, NC, USA50. Abram Walker was to inherent the northern half of his father's property, as indicated in the 1803 will of James Walker.

A county court record of early 1844 provides solid evidence that Abram Walker was not only married, but had 4 children.

Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, August 1843 to May 1846, p. 82, February Session 1844

It is ordered that administration on the estate of ...... Walker decd be granted to John Walker, Elizabeth Walker having renounced his administration, and has entered into bond in the sum of ...... with Saml H. Walker. Also in the same court term, there is a record relating to the children:

Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, August 1843 to May 1846, p. 92, February Session 1844

Nathan Wright appointed guardian of James Thompson Walker, William Pinckny Walker, Nancy Jane Walker and Priscilla Ann Walker. John Walker and D.L. Wright provided securities.

NOTE: The first name of the deceased in the record on page 82 was smudged. Nevertheless, the first letter of the name was partially visible and could have been 'A'. Evidence to support the reading of "Abram" as the first name is as follows:

1. From tombstone at Haw River Presbyterian Church cemetery, we know of an Abram Walker who died in December

1843. This record follows closely on the death of this Abram;

2. The 1850 U.S. Census for Rockingham County lists the 4 children named in the second record with an Elizabeth Walker

as the head of family;

3. An 1833 marriage bond from Caswell County lists the bride and groom as Elizabeth Smith and Abram Walker.

Children of ABRAM WALKER and ELIZABETH SMITH are: 11. i. JAMES THOMPSON3 WALKER, b. October 09, 1834, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. October 06, 1916, Rockingham County, NC, USA. ii. WILLIAM PINKNEY WALKER51, b. 1836, Rockingham County, NC, USA52; Stepchild. William Pinkney Walker never married. iii. NANCY JANE WALKER53, b. 1838, Rockingham County, NC, USA54; Stepchild. Nancy Jane Walker never married. iv. PRISCILLA ANN WALKER55, b. Abt. 1843, Rockingham County, NC, USA56; Stepchild. Priscilla Ann Walker never married.


Generation No. 3

7. ROBERT3 WALKER (ALEXANDER2, JAMES1)57 was born January 04, 1804 in Rockingham County, NC, USA58, and died August 28, 1862 in Rockingham County, NC, USA58. He married SARAH (SALLY) MOORE59,60 August 30, 1825 in Rockingham County, NC, USA61. Identification of father as Alexander Walker based on reference to court record (date not known) in which Robert Barr was appointed guardian of Robert Walker, "orphan son of Alexander Walker." Burial: Fair Grove Methodist Church cemetery Children of ROBERT WALKER and SARAH MOORE are:

i. ALEXANDER ALLISON4 WALKER62, b. May 27, 1828, Rockingham County, NC, USA63; d. November 13, 1895, Alcorn County, MS, USA63. Will of Robert Walker, Will Book C, p. 346, establishes Alexander A. Walker as his son. Allison, as he was called, eventually migrated to Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Burial: Hinkle Cemetery, Alcorn Co., MS ii. EMILY WALKER64, b. March 03, 1833, Rockingham County, NC, USA65; d. April 13, 1875, Rockingham County, NC, USA65. Will of Robert Walker, Will Book C, p. 346, establishes Emily Walker as his daughter. Burial: Fair Grove Methodist Church cemetery iii. WILLIAM WALKER66, b. November 18, 1834, Rockingham County, NC, USA67; d. November 12, 1857, Rockingham County, NC, USA67. Burial: Fair Grove Methodist iv. MARY JANE WALKER68, b. December 29, 1835, Rockingham County, NC, USA69; d. August 27, 1852, Rockingham County, NC, USA69. Burial: Fair Grove Methodist Church cemetery v. RACHEL F. WALKER70, b. March 26, 1839, Rockingham County, NC, USA71; d. August 16, 1889, Rockingham County, NC, USA71. Will of Robert Walker, Will Book C, p. 346, establishes Rachel F. Walker as his daughter. Burial: Fair Grove Methodist Church cemetery vi. THOMAS B. WALKER72, b. Abt. September 1841, Rockingham County, NC, USA73; d. November 12, 1857, Rockingham County, NC, USA73. Burial: Fair Grove Methodist Church cemetery

8. ALEXANDER3 WALKER (WILLIAM2, JAMES1)74 was born April 19, 180775, and died February 12, 1839 in Rockingham County, NC, USA75. He married ANN NELSON76 November 22, 1836 in Guilford County, NC, USA76. Principal data from will of Ann Walker (31 JAN 1844), tombstone at Haw River Presb. Church. Ann Walker's will identifies Alexander's 2 daughters, who were beneficiaries, since Alexander was already deceased. Alexander's wife, Ann, following his death, married Sullivan Pearson.

ANN NELSON: Ann Walker celebrated her second marriage, to Sullivan Pearson, on 5 DEC 1853. The U.S. Census 1860 shows that Cornelia Walker, Alexander's daughter, was living in their home at the time. Guilford County, NC, marriage bond of Alexander Walker & Ann Nelson, dated 22 NOV 1836, is consistent with other data on Alexander and Ann Walker. However, there is no absolute confirmation that they are the same individuals. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery

Children of ALEXANDER WALKER and ANN NELSON are: i. LAURA ANN4 WALKER77, b. 1838, Rockingham County, NC, USA78. 12. ii. CORNELIA JANE WALKER, b. January 17, 1839, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. March 08, 1907, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

9. JOHN3 WALKER (WILLIAM2, JAMES1)79 was born April 19, 180880, and died January 08, 1864 in Rockingham County, NC, USA80. He married MARY C.81. Principal data from the will of Ann Walker (31 JAN 1844) and a tombstone at Lowes Methodist Church. It is not confirmed that the individual named on the tombstone is the same as Ann Walker's brother, but seems likely. John's name appears in census records in 1850 & 1860, but not later, consistent with the death date on the tombstone. The year of birth is consistent with what is known about the family of William and Jean Walker. Occupation: Factory Worker

Notes for MARY C.: Possibly Mary Maynard, who married John Walker in Orange County, NC, in 1842 (Orange Co. Marriage Bond dated 3 SEP 1842). This date possibly conflicts with year of birth, 1842, of their oldest child, Margaret J. Walker. Since this date comes from U.S. Census records, it may be inaccurate. She may have been born in 1843. There is no mention of Mary Walker in any census records after 1860.

Children of JOHN WALKER and MARY C. are: i. MARGARET J.4 WALKER81, b. 1842, Rockingham County, NC, USA82. ii. MARY A. E. WALKER83, b. 1846, Rockingham County, NC, USA83. iii. WILLIAM A. WALKER84, b. 1851, Rockingham County, NC, USA84. iv. NANCY P. WALKER84, b. 1856, Rockingham County, NC, USA84.


10. MARY R.3 WALKER (JOHN2, JAMES1)85 was born January 08, 1814 in Rockingham County, NC, USA86, and died November 08, 1904 in Rockingham County, NC, USA86. She married WILLIAM C. MATKINS87 January 16, 1837 in Rockingham County, NC, USA87. Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

Notes for WILLIAM C. MATKINS: The U.S. Census, 1850, shows that William and Mary Matkins lived with her father, John Walker. William and John farmed John's land. Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery Occupation: Farmer

Children of MARY WALKER and WILLIAM MATKINS are: i. NANCY4 MATKINS88, b. 183889. ii. JOHN W. MATKINS89,90, b. 184191. iii. S. A. MATKINS91, b. 184491. iv. MARY R. MATKINS91,92, b. 184693. 13. v. WILLIAM A. MATKINS, b. October 17, 1847, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. March 19, 1894, Rockingham County, NC, USA. 11. JAMES THOMPSON3 WALKER (ABRAM2, JAMES1)94,95 was born October 09, 1834 in Rockingham County, NC, USA96,97, and died October 06, 1916 in Rockingham County, NC, USA98,99. He married JOSEPHINE RICH100 Abt. 1870. Thompson Walker enlisted, on 10 May 1861, in Co. H, 13th Cavalry Regiment, Confederate Army. He and Josephine Rich married following the Civil War. Although Thompson was a farmer, a served for a time as deputy sheriff.Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery Occupation: Farmer

More About JOSEPHINE RICH: Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery

Children of JAMES WALKER and JOSEPHINE RICH are: i. WILLIAM HENRY4 WALKER100, b. December 11, 1871, Rockingham County, NC, USA100; d. April 06, 1948, Rockingham County, NC, USA100. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery Occupation: Farmerii. ANNA ELIZA WALKER100, b. 1873, Rockingham County, NC, USA101.

Descendants of James Walker Endnotes 1. Will of James Walker, 21 May 1803, Rockingham County, NC. The will is recorded in a volume entitled, "Old Wills Found in Office Dated Prior To 1804." Although most wills in this book have accompanying probate records, the record for Walker's will is missing. 2. Will of James Walker, 21 May 1803, Rockingham County, NC. Due to Walker's statement, in the preamble, that he was weak of body, it seems likely that he died soon after he composed his will. 3. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804. 4. Letter from Daniel and Jean McDannell to Ann Walker, 23 April 1805. This letter is preserved in the "Walker-Waynick Papers" private collection at the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. These documents were lent for photocopying in 1970 by Mrs. G.D. Pearson of Greensboro, NC, a descendant of James Walker. The file is located by its number, P.C. 1456.1. 5. Tombstone w/ inscription "J.W. Dc/December the/....ay.." (script illegible - slashes show end of line); immediately to left of "M. Walker" (died 1813), immediately to right of "A. Walker" (possibly Ann Walker). 6. Tombstone w/ inscription "A. Walker/DC DECEMB/ER..... (rest not legible); immediately to left of "J.W." 7. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804, p. 226. 8. Letter from Francis and Nancy Hodge to John Walker, 2 February 1813. 9. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804, p. 226. 10. U.S. Census of 1800 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 481. 11. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, Book 4, p. 1 (May Term, 1804). "Order of the court that Jiney Walker and Robert Barr administer upon Alexander Walker's estate and gave William Jones and John Winder security in the sum of eight hundred pounds." 12. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, Book 4, p. 1 (May Term, 1804). 13. Will of Robert Barr, Will Book B, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 189. 14. Marriage bond of Adam Scott and Jane Walker, Rockingham County, NC, 30 November 1811. 15. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804, p. 226. 16. U.S. Census of 1800 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 481. 17. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804, p. 226. 18. Marriage bond of John Herron and Jane Walker, Rockingham County, NC, 20 December 1790. 19. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, November 1808 to May 1813, p. 72 (November Session 1809). David Herron named as a child of John Herron, deceased, and Jane Herron. 20. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, November 1808 to May 1813, p. 72 (November Session 1809). 21. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804, p. 226. 22. Tombstone of William Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 23. Tombstone, Haw River Presbyterian Church cemetery, Williamburg, NC 24. Tombstone of Jean Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. The grave marked with this headstone is immediately to the right of the one marked with the tombstone of William Walker (1766-1838). 25. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81 (probate date November 1848). 26. Will of Mary Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 114 (probate date May 1851). 27. Tombstone of Mary Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 28. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81 (probate date November 1848). 29. Tombstone of Ann Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 30. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804, p. 226. 31. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. 32. Analysis of 3 sources: Will of James Walker (1803); U.S. Census of 1810; will of Ann Walker (31 JAN 1848). 33. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. 34. Tombstone of Elizabeth Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 35. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. 36. Marriage bond of James Starrat and Jane Walker, Rockingham County, NC, 10 November 1834. 37. Tombstone of Jane Starrat, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 38. Marriage bond of James Starrat and Jane Walker, Rockingham County, NC, 10 November 1834. 39. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. 40. Record book of the Haw River Presbyterian Church. This document, currently in the possession of Mrs. Lucy Rankin of Reidsville, NC, contains records of the church from around 1820 to 1830. A listing of baptisms notes that Danniell Walker, son of William and Jane, was baptized on 22 September 1822. 41. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. 42. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804, p. 226. 43. Tombstone of John Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 44. Tombstone of Nancy Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. The grave marked by this stone is immediately to the right of the grave marked by John Walker's tombstone. 45. Private Collection P.C. 1456.1, "The Walker-Waynick Papers," North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC, Receipts for tombstones for John and Nancy Walker and Mary Mitchell. 46. Will of James Walker, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804, p. 226. 47. Tombstone of Abram Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 48. Marriage bond of Abraham Walker and Elizabeth Smith, Caswell County, NC, 2 November 1833. 49. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 650. See Item #1114, a genealogy submitted by Dr. J. William Walker. 50. Marriage bond of Abraham Walker and Elizabeth Smith, Caswell County, NC, 2 November 1833. 51. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. 52. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #570. 53. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. 54. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #570. 55. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. 56. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #570. 57. Will of Robert Barr, Will Book B, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 189. 58. Tombstone of Robert Walker, Fair Grove United Methodist Church, Rockingham County, NC. 59. Marriage bond of Robert Walker and Saly Moore, Rockingham County, NC, 30 August 1825. 60. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #671. 61. Marriage bond of Robert Walker and Saly Moore, Rockingham County, NC, 30 August 1825. 62. Will of Robert Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 376. 63. Tombstone, Hinkle Cemetery, Alcorn County, Mississippi 64. Will of Robert Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 376. 65. Tombstone, Fair Grove United Methodist Church, Rockingham County, NC 66. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #671. 67. Tombstone of William Walker, Fair Grove United Methodist Church, Rockingham County, NC. 68. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #671. 69. Tombstone of Mary Jane Walker, Fair Grove United Methodist Church, Rockingham County, NC. 70. Will of Robert Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 376. 71. Tombstone, Fair Grove United Methodist Church, Rockingham County, NC 72. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family

  1. 671. 73. Tombstone of Thomas Walker, Fair Grove United Methodist Church, Rockingham County, NC. 74. Will of Ann Walker,

31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. Ann Walker bequeathed to Alexander's two daughters, as his heirs. 75. Tombstone of Alexander Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 76. Marriage bond of Alexander Walker and Ann Nelson, Guilford County, NC, 22 November 1836. 77. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. 78. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #475. 79. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. 80. Tombstone of John Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 81. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #341. 82. U.S. Census, 1850; U.S. Census, 1860 83. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #341. 84. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 85. Will of John Walker, 31 August 1851, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 127. 86. Tombstone of Mary Matkins, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 87. Marriage bond of William C. Matkins and Mary R. Walker, Rockingham County, NC, 16 January 1837. 88. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #622. The Matkins family lived in the home of John Walker, Mary's father. 89. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #622. 90. Will of John Walker, 31 August 1851, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 127. 91. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #622. 92. Will of John Walker, 31 August 1851, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 127. 93. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #622. 94. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #570. 95. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. See Item #1114. 96. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. 97. Tombstone of J. Thompson Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 98. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. 99. Tombstone of J. Thompson Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 100. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. 101. U.S. Census, 1880 102. Marriage bond of George T. Walker and Cornelia J. Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 103. Will of Ann Walker, 31 January 1844, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 81. 104. Tombstone of Cornelia J. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 105. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 106. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 107. Marriage bond of George T. Walker and Cornelia J. Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 108. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 652. Genealogy submitted by David M. Walker, grandson of A.A. Walker. 109. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 652. 110. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC. See family of G.T. and Cornelia Walker. 111. U.S. Census, 1880 112. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC. See family of G.T. and Cornelia Walker. 113. U.S. Census, 1880 114. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC. See family of G.T. and Cornelia Walker. 115. U.S. Census, 1900 116. Marriage license of Nannie J. Walker and William A. Matkins, Rockingham County, NC. 117. Tombstone of W.A. Matkins, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 118. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 544. 119. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 48. 120. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family

  1. 321. 121. Marriage license of Nannie J. Walker and William A. Matkins, Rockingham County, NC. 122. Tombstone, Lowes

Methodist Church cemetery, Williamsburg, Rockingham County, N.C. 123. Tombstone of Eliza Bird Matkins, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC, Inscription identifies her as the daughter of W.A. and N.J. Matkins. 124. Tombstone of Eliza Bird Matkins, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC.

William Walker

1. WILLIAM1 WALKER 1 was born 1737 (2), and died December 14, 1800 in Rockingham County, NC, USA (2). He married MARY (3). 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 This stone is located with other Walker graves. The tombstone roughly 3' to the left of it bears the following inscription: 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.

Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800 "Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior To 1804," Rockingham County, NC 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.

The identification of William with the son of William W. Walker of the same name is not certain, although there is a reasonably strong circumstantial case for it (see Notes for William W. Walker). Burial: Haw River Presbyterian Church cemetery

Notes for MARY: Mary Walker left her own will, dated 13 November 1813, probated November 1813 (Rockingham Co. Will Book A, p. 98). When William died, he left the western 200 acres of his plantation to Mary, with the specification that their son Samuel Herron Walker receive that property upon her death. One researcher has identified her as the daughter of Hugh and Mary Reid, although no source was provided to support the claim. Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

Children of WILLIAM WALKER and MARY are: i. RACHEL2 WALKER3. 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. 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. 2. iii. WILLIAM WALKER, b. 1767; d. March 11, 1835, Rockingham County, NC, USA. 3. iv. ABRAM WALKER, b. 1773; d. 1809, Rockingham County, NC, USA. 4. v. SAMUEL HERRON WALKER, b. Abt. 1775; d. Bet. 1845 - 1850, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 WALKER (WILLIAM1)3 was born 17674, and died March 11, 1835 in Rockingham County, NC, USA4. He married VILET5. William Walker was to receive $125 inheritance, according to his father's will (Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800, recorded in "Old Wills Discovered in Office Dated Prior to 1804, p. 258). William was likely the same as the individual whose grave marker at Haw River Presbyterian Church indicates he died in March 1835.

A county court record of March 1836 seems to correlate with this date. It describes a hearing held outside of the normal term schedule. At this hearing, one Talmon Walker was appointed to administer the estate of William Walker, deceased. Given that a family member was usually selected to act as the administrator of an estate, it is probable that Talmon was William's son.

Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, May 1835 to February 1840, p. 97 November Term 1835 At a called court held in the Clerk's Office on the 21st day of March A.D. 1836 Present Reubin Reed, Thomas Roach, Josiah Roberts and A.B. Holderby Esquires.

It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that William Walker late of this county is dead and has left no last will and testament and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the perishable property of said Walker is in a wasting condition - It is therefore ordered by the court that a special administration on the estate of said Walker be granted to Talmon Walker - who entered into bond in the sum of two hundred dollars with Samuel H. Walker security - It was thereupon ordered by the court that the administrator have leave to sell such of the estate of said deceased as may be liable to waste, and return an inventory of the same to the next county court. More About WILLIAM WALKER:Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery Occupation: Farmer

More About VILET: Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

Child of WILLIAM WALKER and VILET is: i. WILLIAM3 WALKER6, b. Rockingham County, NC, USA7.

3. ABRAM2 WALKER (WILLIAM1)8 was born 17739, and died 1809 in Rockingham County, NC, USA10,11. He married REBECCA12. Abram Walker was to receive the eastern 200 acres of his father's land & his choice of one of his father's two slaves, Dave or Milley (Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800). Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemeteryOccupation: Farmer

Children of ABRAM WALKER and REBECCA are: i. ELIZABETH3 WALKER13. ii. ISABEL WALKER14.

4. SAMUEL HERRON2 WALKER (WILLIAM1)15 was born Abt. 177516, and died Bet. 1845 - 1850 in Rockingham County, NC, USA17. He married SARAH SETTLE January 23, 1817 in Rockingham County, NC, USA18. Samuel Walker was to receive the western half of his father's estate upon the death of his mother, Mary. His name appears in the census records from 1810 through 1840, but not in 1850, where his wife's name appears alone. His name appears on a court jury list for the Fall Term, 1841 (Minutes, Rockingham Co. Superior Court, Volume 2, p. 244). Samuel H. Walker was on the jury list for the August Term 1845, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Book: August 1843 to May 1846). Occupation: Farmer

Notes for SARAH SETTLE: Tombstone of W.W. Walker (1818-1822) at Haw River Presbyterian Church shows wife of Samuel H. Walker as Sarah. There is at least one other instance where the names Sarah & Sally were paired: Sarah or Sally Moore, wife of Robert Walker (b. 1804). Sarah Walker, age 51, appears as head of household in U.S. Census, 1850.

More About SARAH SETTLE: Burial: Wheeler Cemetery, Kossuth, MS; Quality: 319

Children of SAMUEL WALKER and SARAH SETTLE are: i. W. W.3 WALKER, b. January 25, 1818, Rockingham County, NC, USA20; d. October 08, 1822, Rockingham County, NC, USA. Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery ii. JOSIAH WALKER, b. October 20, 1819, Rockingham County, NC, USA21; d. 1898, Alcorn County, MS21; m. ZILPHA A. YOUNG, December 17, 1845, Rockingham County, NC, USA22. Josiah Walker and family migrated to Mississippi from North Carolina, along with his brother, James Madison Walker, in the early 1850's. Josiah and Zilpha Walker were instrumental in founding Kossuth Methodist Church. Burial: Wheeler Cemetery, Kossuth, MS; Quality: 323 Occupation: Farmer

More About ZILPHA A. YOUNG:Burial: Wheeler Cemetery, Kossuth, MS; Quality: 323 iii. JAMES MADISON WALKER, b. September 15, 1821, Rockingham County, NC, USA23; d. November 15, 1899, Kossuth, MS23; m. ELIZABETH JANE YOUNG, March 15, 1844, Rockingham County, NC, USA24. James M. Walker migrated to Kossuth with his family in the early 1850's. During the Civil War, he served as a Captain and later Colonel in the 10th Mississippi Regiment. He was also a leader in the Methodist Church. Burial: Wheeler Cemetery, Kossuth, MS; Quality: 325Occupation: Farmer, Legislator Endnotes

1. Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior to 1804, p. 258. 2. Tombstone of W.W., Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 3. Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior to 1804, p. 258. 4. Tombstone, Haw River Presbyterian Church cemetery, Williamburg, NC 5. Tombstone of Vilet Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. The inscription reads, "Died May 25, 1820 In the 54th year of hir age." This marker is paired with the marker for William Walker (born 1767). 6. Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior to 1804, p. 258. 7. Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800, in "Old Wills Discovered in Office Dated Prior to 1804", p. 258, Office of Rockingham County Clerk of Court. William, Sr., left small inheritance to his grandson, William. 8. Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior to 1804, p. 258. 9. Tombstone of A. Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. Inscription reads, "A. Walker 1908 dc in the 36 year of his age." Marker is in the William Walker side of the Walker grouping. 10. Tombstone of A. Walker, Haw River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Candy Creek Road, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 11. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, November 1808 to May 1813, p. 84 (February Session, 1810). "Ordered that letters of adm issue to Saml H. Walker and William Walker in the estate of Abraham Walker, they being entered into bond in the sum of 2000 pounds with William Conner and Walter Martin." 12. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, November 1808 to May 1813, p. 84 (February Session 1810). "It is ordered by the court that David Settle Esq., Robert Barr, Hugh Lynch and James Hodge be appointed to lay the years provisions of Rebecca Walker the widow and children of Abm Walker decd." 13. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, May 1813 to November 1819, p. 313 (May Session 1817). Court appoints a committee to settle with William Conner, guardian of Elizabeth and Isabel Walker, orphan children of Abraham Walker. 14. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, May 1813 to November 1819, p. 313 (May Session 1817), She is identified as the orphan daughter of Abraham Walker. 15. Will of William Walker, 13 December 1800, Rockingham County, NC, Old Wills Found In Office Dated Prior to 1804, p. 258. 16. U.S. Census, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 17. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, August 1843 to May 1846, p. 305 (August Term 1845). Samuel H. Walker appears on a jury list for the August Term. 18. Marriage Certificate, Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, NC Groom's name is Samuel H. Walker. Also, date tracks closely with Haw River tombstone: "W.W. Walker Son of Samuel H. & Sarah 25 Jan 1818 - 8 Oct 1822" 19. Alcorn County Historical Association, editor, The History of Alcorn County Mississippi (Dallas, Texas: National Share Graphics, Inc., c. 1983), article on James Madison Walker by Mildred Walker Sawyer. 20. Tombstone, Haw River Presbyterian Church cemetery, Williamburg, NC Marker identifies the child as son of Samuel H. and Sarah Walker. 21. Alcorn County Historical Association, editor, The History of Alcorn County Mississippi (Dallas, Texas: National Share Graphics, Inc., c. 1983), article on James Madison Walker by Mildred Walker Sawyer. 22. Marriage Certificate, Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, NC 23. Alcorn County Historical Association, editor, The History of Alcorn County Mississippi (Dallas, Texas: National Share Graphics, Inc., c. 1983), article on James Madison Walker by Mildred Walker Sawyer. 24. Marriage Certificate, Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, NC 25. Alcorn County Historical Association, editor, The History of Alcorn County Mississippi (Dallas, Texas: National Share Graphics, Inc., c. 1983), article on James Madison Walker by Mildred Walker Sawyer.

Alexander Walker

Generation No. 1

1. ALEXANDER1 WALKER1,2,3 died 1794 in Rockingham County, NC, USA4. He married ELIZABETH5. The earliest reference in public records to Alexander Walker was in 1778, the year he applied for a colonial land grant. That application came to fruition in October 1783 when the State of North Carolina sold him a 340-acre lot on Hogans Creek in Guilford County. The property eventually fell under the jurisdiction of Rockingham County when it was created by an act of the State Assembly in December 1785. It was in the southeastern corner of the county near the sources of Hogans Creek, Jiles Creek and Country Line Creek. A landmark of the region that existed in that era was Lennox Castle, a popular resort.

We know of Alexander Walker's wife Eliza(beth) and sons William E. and James from a 1794 court record and the division of his land by his two sons in 1835. An entry in the 1790 U.S. Census for Rockingham County suggests he may have had daughters, but there are no further references in that regard. Data from other census entries suggest that Elizabeth was born probably between 1750 and 1755. The partition of the land in 1835 may signal that she died in that year. Given these conclusions, Alexander was born probably in the late 1740's to early 1750's and died in 1794.

Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, North Carolina, Book 2, p. 341, November Term 1794

"Eliza. Walker widow and relict of Alexander Walker decd and James Walker son came into court no will to be found and admd on said estate gave William Walker son in the sum of 500 pounds."

Rockingham County, NC, Deeds, Book 2G, p. 167, No. 5576, August Term 1836

James Walker & William Walker from Alexander Walker "Whereas Alexander Walker late of Rockingham County State of North Carolina Intestate (1 word garbled) and possessed of a tract of land on both sides of Hogan's Creek in said county and whereas the existing laws of the county at the time of death of the said Alexander Walker caused or prescribed that lands of intestates should dec... to heirs male, the said Alexander leaving two sons him surviving, to wit William Walker and James Walker.... the said William and James Walker mutually agree to divide the said tract of land as follows:"

Court appointed surveyor to divide the property equitably. William Walker received the western half of the property, which contained 162 acres. Dimensions: 139 poles from northwestern corner to northeastern corner, 180 poles from northeastern corner to southeastern corner, 149 poles from southeastern corner to southwestern corner, 182 poles from southwestern corner to northwestern corner. The lot was almost square, except that the eastern border was about 4 degrees off the perpendicular. Lot was adjoined on the west by property owned by Pierson, on the south by Pierson and Dellarce and on the east by his brother James.

James Walker's portion contained about 162 acres and was bordered on the east by Robert H. Scales and by a another property James already owned, on the south by Hill's and Dellarce's lines and on the west by his brother William. It was an oddly shaped lot, as if some land had been shaved off the eastern end. It measured 139 poles from northwestern corner to northeastern corner, "south 8 degrees east 139 to his corner" from the northeastern corner, 3 poles east, 45 poles to the southeastern corner and 149.5 poles from the southeastern corner to the southwestern corner. Hogan's Creek flowed through the boundary between James property and that of Robert Scales.

The deed is dated 12 December 1835 and was signed by William E. Walker and James Walker.

Compare the overall dimensions of the lot described in the 1835 deed with the description in the land grant that Alexander Walker received in 1783:

Guilford County, NC, Deed Book 2, p. 408 State of North Carolina Alexander Walker, 340 acres on both sides of Hogan's Creek at a cost of 50 shillings per hundred acres. Lot measured 299 poles east-to-west and 182 poles north-to-south.

Alexander Walker was a brother of James Walker (died 1803). James gave a small property to Alexander's son James in 1803. The deed is clear that the younger James was the son of Alexander, who was already deceased. A summary of the deed follows:

Rockingham County, NC, Deed Book O, pp. 176, 177, No. 1781, August Term 1811

Walker James, son of Alexr decd, from Walker James, Deed 49 acres of land

"This indenture made this 22nd day of May in the year eighteen hundred and three between James Walker in the County of Rockingham and State of North Carolina of the first part and James Walker son of Alexander Walker deceased in the same county and state aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said James Walker for and in consideration to him of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his brother Alexander Walker's son James Walker, as also the consideration of the sum of ten pounds current and lawful money in hand paid, at and before the signing and sealing of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath given...unto the said James Walker, his heirs and assigns, forty-nine acres of land situate and lying on the waters of Hogans Creek in the County of Rockingham...."

A rectangular lot measuring 132 poles east-to-west by 60 poles north- to-south, bordered on the east and north by Nathaniel Scales, on the west by Alexander Walker and on the south by William Kellor.


[Witnesses] Francis Hodge, Samuel Herron Walker, Robert Walker

<Court Validation> Proved in open court by the oath of Robert Walker.

The identification of Alexander with the son of William W. Walker of the same name is not certain, although a circumstantial case can be made to support it (see Notes for William W. Walker).

More About ALEXANDER WALKER: Residence: October 14, 1783, Received grant of 340 acres on Hogans Creek in Guilford County, NC.

Notes for ELIZABETH: Although Alexander Walker's widow is identified as Eliza in the 1794 court record, there is reason to believe that it is an abbreviation for Elizabeth. There appears to be a period at the end of the name in the court record. Additionally, the name Elizabeth Walker first appears in U.S. Census records for Rockingham County in 1800, and continues in census data through 1820.

In the 1800 record, the oldest female in the household is in the 45 years and older bracket. If this individual is indeed the widow of Alexander Walker, she could have been born no later than 1755. Her name is near William E. Walker in 1810 (hers is on page 231, his on page 232) and immediately preceeds his in 1820 (page 622). In this last reference, there is a single male person in the 26 to 44 year age bracket - James would have been 26 in 1820. Elizabeth's name does not appear in the 1830 Census, but the household of James Walker has a female member in the 70-79 age bracket, consistent with the earlier proposed date of birth. If this member of James' family were indeed his mother, this record would establish the earliest year of birth at 1750. One might assume that she died in 1835, the year that her sons divided their father's property.

Children of ALEXANDER WALKER and ELIZABETH are: 2. i. WILLIAM E.2 WALKER, b. 1783, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. 1862, Rockingham County, NC, USA. 3. ii. JAMES WALKER, b. February 18, 1794, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. March 06, 1864, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

Descendants of Alexander Walker

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM E.2 WALKER (ALEXANDER1)5,6 was born 1783 in Rockingham County, NC, USA7, and died 1862 in Rockingham County, NC, USA8. He married (2) HENRIETTA JARATIA PEARSON9,10 January 18, 1855 in Rockingham County, NC, USA11. William E. Walker's 163-acre estate was on Hogans Creek in Rock. Co. In Dec. 1835, he and brother James divided the real estate of their father, Alexander, who had died intestate (Deed Book 2G, #5576, p 167). William, James and others donated land to Lowes Methodist Church in 1848. Following his death, William's estate was sold at auction for $3,995 to Jesse Waynick; the proceeds were presumably divided among Walker's children, as specified in his will.

Will of William E. Walker, 23 June 1861

Will Book C, p. 371, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC

State of North Carolina Rockingham County

In the name of God Amen. I, William E. Walker, of the county and state aforesaid, being desirous of disposing of my estate alluding to my own wishes and desire do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

Item 1st: It is my will and desire that after my decease my executor take charge of my estate and that he sell such property from time to time as occasion may require until all my estate both real and personal be sold except for a legacy hereinafter mentioned.

Item 2nd: I give and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Rachel Anna Pearson one bed, bedstead and furniture, also a home and support on the premises during the present year.

Item 3rd: I direct that my executor pay all the debts against my estate.

Item 4th: It is my will and desire that after the legacy herein named shall have been given to R.A. Pearson and all my debts paid and other expenses that the balance of my estate be divided among my children, as follows:

Item 5th: To Sarah Elmore, Alexandra Walker, Mary Montgomery, Wyatt Walker, Elizabeth Felts, Anis G. Walker, Eleanor Felts, Priscilla Miner's heirs, Leah Springs, Nancy Chance and Jane Miner, I give two thirds of the remainder of my estate to be equally divided among them.

Item 6th: To my youngest daughter Isabella Walker, I give and bequeath the remaining one third of my estate. And further I do hereby appoint my friend A.G. Walker in whom I repose confidence to be the executor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd day of June 1861.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged | William E. Walker seal in the presence of | Test

           | W.A. Walker Test Daniel Boyles

Probate record for will of William E. Walker </Title>

Will Book C, p. 371, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC

State of North Carolina | Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Rockingham County | August Term 1862

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William E. Walker, deceased, is exhibited for probate in open court and the due execution thereof by the said William E. Walker is proved by the oath and examination of Daniel Boyles and W.A. Walker, the subscribing witnesses thereto.

It is therefore considered by the court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said Wm E. Walker and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed and thereupon James Q. Montgomery was appointed administrator with the will announced, on the estate of the testator who entered into hand with approved security and qualified as such by taking the oath required by law, A.G. Walker, the executor named in the said will having renounced his right to qualify.

Test Wm. M. Ellington, C.C.C.

More About WILLIAM E. WALKER: Occupation: Farmer

Notes for HENRIETTA JARATIA PEARSON: Henrietta Jaratia Walker (parents' names undetermined) married John Pearson on 19 Feb. 1841. They had at least one daughter, Rachel Anna Pearson, born in 1843. Following John Pearson's death, Jaratia wed William E. Walker on 18 January 1855. Rachel Pearson lived in their home, and later cared for the daughter that Jaratia bore William. Burial: January 1860, Lowes Methodist Church cemetery

Children of WILLIAM E. WALKER are: i. ALEXANDER3 WALKER12. ii. LEAH WALKER12, m. DAVID SPRINGS. iii. SARAH WALKER12. married name was Elmore. 4. iv. WYATT WALKER, b. April 17, 1809, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. November 24, 1883, Windsor, Henry Co., Missouri, USA. 5. v. MARY T. WALKER, b. 1810, Rockingham County, NC, USA. 6. vi. AMOS GARRETT WALKER, b. March 15, 1814, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. July 25, 1873, Rockingham County, NC, USA. vii. ELIZABETH WALKER12, b. 1817, Rockingham County, NC, USA13; m. HARDY FELTS14, November 27, 1834, Rockingham County, NC, USA14. Hardy Felts was brother of Nicholas Felts, who married Eleanor Walker, sister of Hardy's wife, Elizabeth. Hardy & family moved to Carroll County, Tennessee, in the 1850's. HARDY FELTS: Occupation: Dentist 7. viii. PRISCILLA WALKER, b. 1820, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. July 15, 1853, Rockingham County, NC, USA. ix. ELEANOR WALKER15, b. 1822, Rockingham County, NC, USA16; m. NICHOLAS FELTS17, January 14, 1834, Rockingham County, NC, USA17. Felts & family moved to Carroll County, Tennessee, in the 1860's. x. JANE WALKER18, b. Abt. 1825, Rockingham County, NC, USA19; m. LEVIN MINER20,21, November 23, 1854, Rockingham County, NC, USA21. Miner's two wives, Priscilla and Jane Walker, were sisters. His marriage to Jane followed Priscilla's death in an undetermined year. After the Civil War, Miner & family migrated to Carroll County, Tennessee. LEVIN MINER:Occupation: Carriage Maker 8. xi. NANCY WALKER, b. March 14, 1826, Rockingham County, NC, USA.

Child of WILLIAM WALKER and HENRIETTA PEARSON is: xii. ISABELLA CAROLINE3 WALKER22,23, b. July 27, 1857, Rockingham County, NC, USA24; d. December 11, 1896, Humboldt, Tennessee, USA25; m. JOHN FRANKLIN MCDOWELL25, February 14, 1877, Carroll County, TN, USA25. ISABELLA CAROLINE WALKER: Burial: Humboldt, Tennessee, USA

3. JAMES2 WALKER (ALEXANDER1)26,27,28 was born February 18, 1794 in Rockingham County, NC, USA29, and died March 06, 1864 in Rockingham County, NC, USA29. He married SARAH30. Burial: March 1864, Lowes Methodist Church cemeteryOccupation: Farmer More About SARAH:Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery

Children of JAMES WALKER and SARAH are: 9. i. ALFRED W.3 WALKER, b. June 08, 1827, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. April 07, 1893, Rockingham County, NC, USA. 10. ii. SAMUEL J. WALKER, b. September 1830, Rockingham County, NC, USA. iii. E.R. WALKER31, b. 1832, Rockingham County, NC, USA32. 11. iv. ROBERT T. WALKER, b. 1833, Rockingham County, NC, USA. v. B.J. WALKER33,34, b. 1836, Rockingham County, NC, USA35. Occupation: Laborer vi. H.F. WALKER35,36, b. 1838, Rockingham County, NC, USA37,38. Occupation: School Teacher 12. vii. GEORGE T. WALKER, b. October 1839, Rockingham County, NC, USA. viii. MARY E. WALKER39, b. 1842, Rockingham County, NC, USA40; m. JOHN B. PEGRAM, September 07, 1861, Rockingham County, NC, USA41. There was an N.E. or M.E. Pegram, age 27, in the household of Amos Garrett Walker in 1870 (U.S. Census, 1870). Generation No. 3

4. WYATT3 WALKER (WILLIAM E.2, ALEXANDER1)42,43 was born April 17, 1809 in Rockingham County, NC, USA44, and died November 24, 1883 in Windsor, Henry Co., Missouri, USA45. He married PERMELIA M. GILCHRIST46 October 31, 1831 in Guilford County, NC, USA47. Burial: Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO Occupation: Coachmaker Notes for PERMELIA M. GILCHRIST:Permelia Gilchrist was dau. of William and Delila Gilchrist.

Children of WYATT WALKER and PERMELIA GILCHRIST are: i. NEWTON4 WALKER48, b. 1833, Caswell County, NC, USA48; d. June 01, 1862, Seven Pines, VA, USA48. Newton Walker was killed at the Battle of Seven Pines. ii. FRANCES WALKER48, b. February 1837, Caswell County, NC, USA48. iii. ELLEN WALKER48, b. July 01, 1842, Caswell County, NC, USA48; d. March 13, 1924, Kansas City, MO, USA48. Burial: Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO iv. THEODORE WALKER48, b. 1844, Caswell County, NC, USA48. Theodore Walker married Rosa C. Miner, dau. of Wyatt's sister Priscilla and her husband, Levin Miner. v. NANCY JANE WALKER48, b. March 01, 1847, Caswell County, NC, USA48; d. September 20, 1917, Windsor, Henry Co., Missouri, USA48. Burial: Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO vi. REGINALD H. WALKER48, b. August 09, 1849, Caswell County, NC, USA48; d. August 10, 1892, Windsor, Henry Co., Missouri, USA48. Burial: Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO vii. ALICE DAVIDSON WALKER48, b. December 10, 1851, Caswell County, NC, USA48; d. January 14, 1913, Windsor, Henry Co., Missouri, USA48. Burial: Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO viii. WILLIAM HENRY WALKER48, b. March 25, 1854, Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, USA48; d. November 04, 1918, Purcell, McClain Co., MO, USA48. Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, MO ix. MARY A. WALKER48, b. February 27, 1855, Caswell County, NC, USA48.

5. MARY T.3 WALKER (WILLIAM E.2, ALEXANDER1)49 was born 1810 in Rockingham County, NC, USA50. She married JAMES Q. MONTGOMERY October 08, 1837 in Orange County, NC, USA51. Mary Walker's full name was Mary (May) Thompson Walker, according to researcher Mary Byrn Turner, who cites Muller family records for this info. Notes for JAMES Q. MONTGOMERY:Montgomery was appointed executor of the will of his father- in-law, William E. Walker, by Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, after the named executor, A.G. Walker, renounced his right to qualify (Will Book C, p. 371). Montgomery arranged for the sale of Walker's estate at public auction in Summer, 1863 (Deed Book 2W). Montgomery & family eventually migrated to Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Carriage Maker

Children of MARY WALKER and JAMES MONTGOMERY are: i. JAMES W.4 MONTGOMERY52, b. 1838.

ii. JOHN W. MONTGOMERY52, b. 1840.

iii. WILLIAM W. MONTGOMERY52, b. 1845.

iv. MARY E. MONTGOMERY53, b. 184853.


6. AMOS GARRETT3 WALKER (WILLIAM E.2, ALEXANDER1)54 was born March 15, 1814 in Rockingham County, NC, USA55, and died July 25, 1873 in Rockingham County, NC, USA55. He married HARRIET D. HANCOCK December 06, 1836 in Rockingham County, NC, USA56, daughter of ISAIAH HANCOCK and CAROLINE WHEELER. Lowes Methodist Church and cemetery are located on Highway 87 near Williamsburg, southeast of Reidsville. Occupation: Farmer Notes for HARRIET D. HANCOCK: Although Harriet Walker's tombstone indicates that she was born 1817, county court records of 1823 show that she, at age 4, and her two brothers were placed in the custody of her uncle, Thomas B. Wheeler. Burial: Rockingham County, NC, USA Children of AMOS WALKER and HARRIET HANCOCK are: i. LAURA CAROLINE4 WALKER57, b. Abt. 1838, Rockingham County, NC, USA58; m. HENRY J. WHEELER, May 23, 1861, Rockingham County, NC, USA59. Wheeler was son of Ezekiel and Eleanor ("Nelly") Wheeler. More About HENRY J. WHEELER: Occupation: Farmer ii. ELIZABETH E. WALKER60, b. September 15, 1839, Rockingham County, NC, USA61; d. June 29, 1917, Reidsville, NC, USA62; m. JOHN W. MARTIN, November 15, 1859, Rockingham County, NC, USA63. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery Occupation: Farmer iii. ALEXANDER W. WALKER64, b. Abt. 1841, Rockingham County, NC, USA64,65,66; d. November 27, 1863, Point Lookout, MD, USA67. According to the book, North Carolina Troops: 1861 - 1865, Private Alexander W. Walker of Rockingham County, NC, enlisted in the 13th Regiment, Army of the CSA, on 22 May 1861 at age 20. He was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863, was confined first at Fort Delaware, Delaware, then transfered on 15 October to Point Lookout, MD, where he died on 27 November of "diarrhea chronic."

Confederate Army Records housed at the National Archives reveals that Private Alexander W. Walker enlisted on 22 May 1861 with Company K, 13th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. He was diagnosed with dysentery on 9 June 1862 at Chimborazo Hospital No. 5, Richmond, Virginia. He was transferred from that hospital to Camp Winder, also at Richmond, on 27 June. He received a 30-day furlough, which was to begin on 8 October, from the Medical Director's Office, Richmond, while he was in hospital at Camp Winder. A pay record, dated 9 October 1862, indicates that Pvt. Walker was paid at a rate of $11.00 per month. This record covered the period from 1 January through 30 August 1862, with payment distributed as follows:

Pay $ 88.00 Clothing $ 25.00 Bounty $ 50.00 Total $163.00

Pvt. Walker was taken prisoner on 4 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and arrived at Point Lookout, Maryland, on 15 October. He was admitted on 3 November to Hammond U.S.A. General Hospital, Point Lookout, MD, and died on 27 November of "diarrhea kronic."

Walker's name appears on a register of claims of deceased officers and soldiers from North Carolina taken by the Office of the Confederate States Auditor for the U.S. War Department. The 9 March 1865 claim was filed by Pvt. Walker's father, Amos G. Walker (Conferederate Archive, Chapter 10, File 32, Page 140). iv. MARY E. WALKER68,69, b. 1842, Rockingham County, NC, USA70; d. 1905, Rockingham County, NC, USA70; m. ROBERT J. YOUNG71. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery More About ROBERT J. YOUNG:Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery v. FRANCIS HARRIET WALKER72,73, b. October 15, 1843, Rockingham County, NC, USA74; d. October 10, 1902, Rockingham County, NC, USA74; m. JOSIAH GREEN WHEELER75,76,77, March 14, 1872, Rockingham County, NC, USA78. Josiah G. Wheeler was son of Ezekiel and Eleanor Wheeler, and was the brother of Henry J. Wheeler, who married Laura Caroline Walker, Fannie's sister. Josiah's middle name was probably Green (see 1870 Census), the name he favored. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery vi. THOMAS G. WALKER79, b. Abt. 1844, Rockingham County, NC, USA80,81. vii. NANCY J. WALKER82,83,84, b. September 03, 1847, Rockingham County, NC, USA85; d. July 02, 1915, Reidsville, NC, USA85; m. WILLIAM A. MATKINS86, December 21, 1871, Rockingham County, NC, USA86. WILLIAM A. MATKINS: son of Wm. C. Matkins and Mary R. Walker. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery viii. QUINTON H. WALKER87,88, b. March 12, 1847, Rockingham County, NC, USA89,90,91,92; d. August 20, 1885, Rockingham County, NC, USA93; m. ISABELLE JANE FLACK94,95, September 09, 1874, Rockingham County, NC, USA96. Quint Walker & Belle Flack were married at her parents' home "in North Williamsburg," where they lived until his death (U.S. Census 1880). One descendant identified to me a house on Walnut St. extension in Reidsville that she claimed had been the Flack home. Burial: August 1885, Rockingham County, NC, USA Occupation: Wheelwright Notes for ISABELLE JANE FLACK: Belle Flack was the dau. of David & Bettie Flack. Her tombstone notes that she was 2nd wife of Quint Walker (1st undetermined). After Quint's early death, she continued to live in her parents' home with her children. Her name shows up with an entry for her father in the 1910 U.S. Census. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery ix. WILLIAM H. B. WALKER97,98,99, b. June 16, 1851, Rockingham County, NC, USA100; d. March 11, 1900, Rockingham County, NC, USA100; m. ALICIA HUSBAND101, November 11, 1875, Rockingham Co., NC, USA101. Burial: March 1900, Rockingham County, NC, USANotes for ALICIA HUSBAND: Alicia Husband was dau. of George and Jane Husband. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery x. ALICE M. WALKER102,103, b. July 1853, Rockingham County, NC, USA104. Alice Walker apparently never married. In the last years of her life, she lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Bettie and John Martin.

xi. SALLIE B. WALKER105, b. 1856, Rockingham County, NC, USA106; m. JOSEPH HUSBAND, March 09, 1876, Williamsburg, Rockingham Co., NC, USA107. Joseph Husband was son of George and Jane Husband, and brother of Alicia Husband, who married Sallie B. Walker's brother, William. xii. JOHN WYATT WALKER108,109,110, b. May 08, 1857, Rockingham County, NC, USA111; d. March 29, 1931, Reidsville, NC, USA112; m. (1) FNU JONES113, Abt. 1883; m. (2) SALLIE JANE MCCOY114, November 17, 1885, Reidsville, NC, USA114. JOHN WYATT WALKER:Burial: March 30, 1931, Greenview Cem., Reidsville, NC Occupation: Carpenter More About SALLIE JANE MCCOY:Burial: November 15, 1944, Greenview Cem., Reidsville, NC xiii. JAMES E. WALKER115,116,117, b. September 03, 1859, Rockingham County, NC, USA118; d. December 12, 1894, Rockingham County, NC, USA. Burial: December 1894, Rockingham County, NC, USA xiv. JOSEPH R. WALKER119,120, b. May 17, 1861, Rockingham County, NC, USA121; d. September 17, 1932. Burial: September 1932, Rockingham County, NC, USA xv. RICHARD H. WALKER122, b. Abt. 1862, Rockingham County, NC, USA123. xvi. ROSA WALKER124,125, b. 1864, Rockingham County, NC, USA126; m. JOSEPH W. STANLEY127, January 19, 1882, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham Co., NC, USA127. Joseph Stanley, of Caswell Co., NC, was son of Alvis & Mary F. Stanley. 7. PRISCILLA3 WALKER (WILLIAM E.2, ALEXANDER1)128 was born 1820 in Rockingham County, NC, USA129, and died July 15, 1853 in Rockingham County, NC, USA130. She married LEVIN MINER131,132 March 04, 1841 in Rockingham County, NC, USA133. Miner's two wives, Priscilla and Jane Walker, were sisters. His marriage to Jane followed Priscilla's death in an undetermined year. After the Civil War, Miner & family migrated to Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Carriage Maker

Children of PRISCILLA WALKER and LEVIN MINER are: i. JAMES4 MINER134, b. 1842134. ii. JASPER MINER134, b. 1844134. iii. LOGAN MINER134, b. 1846134. iv. ROSEZELLA MINER134, b. 1847134. v. MARSHALL MINER134, b. 1848134. vi. HARDY MINER134, b. 1850134.

8. NANCY3 WALKER (WILLIAM E.2, ALEXANDER1)135 was born March 14, 1826 in Rockingham County, NC, USA136. She married JOHN WESLEY CHANCE137,138 January 06, 1849 in Rockingham County, NC, USA139. Chance was the son of Thomas Chance, Jr. (1801-1855) and Sarah Boyles (1801-1844). Chance & family migrated to Carroll County, Tennessee, in 1852-53, between the births of his sons William and Thomas. Children of NANCY WALKER and JOHN CHANCE are: i. JAMES VEICHLER4 CHANCE140, b. January 18, 1850, Rockingham County, NC, 140. ii. WILLIAM HARDY CHANCE140, b. May 25, 1852, Rockingham County, NC, USA140. iii. THOMAS FOSTER CHANCE140, b. June 15, 1853, Carroll County, TN, USA140. iv. FLORENCE CHANCE140, b. February 05, 1856, Carroll County, TN, USA140. v. ROBERTA CHANCE140, b. August 30, 1857, Carroll County, TN, USA140. vi. BETTIE CHANCE140, b. February 18, 1860, Carroll County, TN, USA140. vii. JOHN FULLER CHANCE140, b. December 22, 1861, Carroll County, TN, 140. viii. CHARLES WESLEY CHANCE140, b. May 25, 1862, Carroll County, TN, USA140. ix. SULA M. CHANCE140, b. March 10, 1865, Carroll County, TN, USA140; d. 1926, Carroll County, TN, USA140. SULA M. CHANCE:Burial: McLemoresville Cemetery x. MATTIE BRAMMOCK CHANCE140, b. March 15, 1869, Carroll County, TN, USA140.

9. ALFRED W.3 WALKER (JAMES2, ALEXANDER1)141 was born June 08, 1827 in Rockingham County, NC, USA142, and died April 07, 1893 in Rockingham County, NC, USA142. He married ELIZABETH J. HOPKINS143,144 November 13, 1848 in Rockingham County, NC, USA144. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemeteryOccupation: Farmer More About ELIZABETH J. HOPKINS: Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery

Children of ALFRED WALKER and ELIZABETH HOPKINS are: i. WILLIAM J.4 WALKER145, b. December 19, 1849, Rockingham County, NC, USA145; d. November 18, 1859, Rockingham County, NC, USA145. ii. JOHN SAMUEL WALKER146,147, b. June 29, 1853, Rockingham County, NC, USA148; d. January 02, 1911, Rockingham County, NC, USA148; m. SARAH JANE HUSBAND149. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery Occupation: Tobacco Dealer iv. SARAH E. WALKER152, b. May 29, 1856, Rockingham County, NC, USA152; d. August 17, 1856, Rockingham County, NC, USA152. v. ROBERT ALFRED WALKER153,154, b. February 05, 1858, Rockingham County, NC, USA155; d. March 06, 1923, Rockingham County, NC, USA155; m. HATTIE BELLE MARTIN156, February 07, 1882, Rockingham County, NC, USA157. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery Occupation: Farmer vi. GEORGE PINKNEY WALKER158, b. October 1860, Rockingham County, NC, USA159. Occupation: Farmer vii. MARY FANNIE WALKER160,161, b. 1862, Rockingham County, NC, USA162; m. WILLIAM MCKINNEY163. viii. ALICE V. WALKER164,165, b. 1864, Rockingham County, NC, USA166; m. JAMES THOMAS MARTIN167,168. In the 1870 Census, she is Martha, but Alice in the 1880. A genealogy by Annie Lee McAllister, published in the book, Rockingham County Heritage, page 651, mentions that Alfred and Elizabeth Walker's daughter Alice returned to live with them following the death of her husband, Thomas Martin. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery ix. THOMAS A. WALKER169,170, b. December 02, 1865170; d. April 03, 1894170. x. HARDY B. WALKER171, b. June 14, 1867, Rockingham County, NC, USA172; d. April 02, 1893, Rockingham County, NC, USA172.

10. SAMUEL J.3 WALKER (JAMES2, ALEXANDER1)173,174,175 was born September 1830 in Rockingham County, NC, USA176. He married MARTHA A. R. HARRIS177,178,179 December 03, 1855 in Rockingham County, NC, USA179. Occupation: Carpenter

Children of SAMUEL WALKER and MARTHA HARRIS are: i. JOHN H.4 WALKER180,181, b. May 1857, Rockingham County, NC, USA182,183. Occupation: Lumber Dealer ii. ELEANOR W. WALKER184, b. 1859, Rockingham County, NC, USA185. Eleanor W. Walker probably died in childhood. There is no further mention of her in any census record after 1860. iii. MOLLIE F. WALKER186, b. 1864, Rockingham County, NC, USA186. iv. ANNIE WALKER186, b. 1866, Rockingham County, NC, USA186.

11. ROBERT T.3 WALKER (JAMES2, ALEXANDER1)187,188,189,190 was born 1833 in Rockingham County, NC, USA191. He married MARY M. MONTGOMERY192,193 January 13, 1858 in Caswell County, NC, USA194. Occupation: Carpenter

Children of ROBERT WALKER and MARY MONTGOMERY are: i. JOSEPH S.4 WALKER195, b. November 02, 1858, Rockingham County, NC, USA196; d. September 16, 1866, Rockingham County, NC, USA196. ii. JAMES W. WALKER197, b. January 22, 1860, Rockingham County, NC, USA198; d. March 12, 1930, Rockingham County, NC, USA198. Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery iii. ROBERT T. WALKER199, b. 1863, Rockingham County, NC, USA199. iv. CAMELIA ISABELLA WALKER199,200, b. 1867, Rockingham County, NC, USA201. v. JULIUS M. WALKER201, b. 1869, Rockingham County, NC, USA201. vi. MARY J. WALKER202, b. 1874, Rockingham County, NC, USA202. vii. LAURA IDA WALKER203, b. January 12, 1877, Rockingham County, NC, USA204; d. June 25, 1882, Rockingham County, NC, USA204.


12. GEORGE T.3 WALKER (JAMES2, ALEXANDER1)205,206 was born October 1839 in Rockingham County, NC, USA207. He married CORNELIA JANE WALKER208,209 December 14, 1867 in Rockingham County, NC, USA210, daughter of ALEXANDER WALKER and ANN NELSON. Occupation: Farmer, Teacher Burial: Lowes Methodist Church cemetery

Children of GEORGE WALKER and CORNELIA WALKER are: i. ADOLPHUS ALEXANDER4 WALKER211, b. October 16, 1868, Rockingham County, NC, USA212; d. February 28, 1925, Rockingham County, NC, USA212. Occupation: Farmer ii. EDWIN WALKER213, b. 1870, Rockingham County, NC, USA214. iii. ANNA L. WALKER215, b. 1876, Rockingham County, NC, USA216. iv. NETTIE C. WALKER217, b. March 1877, Rockingham County, NC, USA218. Descendants of Alexander Walker

Endnotes

1. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, Book 2, p. 341. An entry in the minutes for the November Term, 1794, reads, "Eliza. Walker widow and relict of Alexander Walker decd and James Walker son came into court no will to be found and admd on said estate gave William Walker son in the sum of 500 pounds." 2. Deed Book 2, Guilford County, NC, p. 408. Alexander Walker received a 340-acre rectangular lot on Hogans Creek as a grant from the State of North Carolina. The lot measured 182 poles north-to-south by 299 poles east-to-west and lay on both sides of the creek. Walker had applied for this land in 1778. 3. Deed Book 2G, Rockingham County, NC, Entry #5576, p. 167. William E. and James Walker, sons of Alexander Walker, who died intestate, divided the father's property on Hogans Creek in 1835. The 324-acre was somewhat smaller than it had been when it was purchased in 1783, probably because a small portion on its eastern boundary had been sold. The dimensions, nevertheless, were very much like the original. 4. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rockingham County, NC Book 2, p. 341 (November Term, 1794) 5. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, Book 2, p. 341. 6. Rockingham County Deed Book 2G, Entry

  1. 5576, p. 167. This deed, signed on December 12, 1835, reads in part, "Whereas Alexander Walker late of Rockingham

County State of North Carolina Intestate (1 word unreadable) and possessed of a tract of land on both sides of Hogans Creek in said county and whereas the existing laws of the county at the time of death of the said Alexander Walker caused or prescribed that lands of intestates should dec... to heirs male, the said Alexander leaving two sons him surviving, to wit William Walker and James Walker....the said William and James mutually agree to divide the said tract of land as follows:" The entry describes the division of the 324-acre property in two equal proportions. William received the western half. The deed was signed by William E. and James Walker. 7. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #458. 8. Probate record for the will of William E. Walker, Rockingham Co., N.C., Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, August Term, 1862. The will itself is dated 25 June 1861. 9. Marriage bond of William E. Walker and Henrietta Pearson. 10. Marriage bond of John Pearson and Jaritta Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 11. Marriage bond of William E. Walker and Henrietta Pearson. 12. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371. 13. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Western Division, Family #207. 14. Marriage bond of Hardy Felts and Elizabeth Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 15. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371. 16. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Western Division, Family #205. 17. Marriage bond of Nicholas Felts and Ellen Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 18. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371. 19. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #458. 20. Marriage bond of Levin Miner and Priscilla Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 21. Marriage bond of Levin Miner and Jane Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 22. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371. 23. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 12. 24. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 19. An unpublished genealogy distributed by Mrs. Walker M. Turner of Paducah, Kentucky. A copy is available in the Local History Reading Room of the James Library, Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, NC. 25. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 19. 26. Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, Book 2, p. 371. 27. Deed Book 2G, Rockingham County, NC, Entry #5576, p. 167. 28. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. James Walker, age 56, is listed as head of family in Dwelling No. 454. William E. Walker lived in Dwelling No. 449. Since the two brothers lived on adjacent properties, this James Walker fits the criteria most closely. 29. Tombstone of James Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 30. Tombstone of Sarah Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. Inscription identifies her as the wife of James Walker. Additionally, her grave is next to his. 31. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 32. U.S. Census, 1850 33. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 34. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 35. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 36. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 37. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 38. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 39. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 40. U.S. Census, 1850, 1860, 1870 41. Marriage Certificate, Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, NC 42. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371. 43. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 21. Turner cites information obtained from Capt. John R. Walker, USN (Ret). 44. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 21. Ms. Turner cites Capt. John R. Walker, USN (Retired) as the source of her information on Wyatt Walker. 45. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee," p. 21. Ms. Turner cites Capt. John R. Walker, USN (Retired) as the source of her information. 46. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 21. 47. Marriage bond of Wyatt Walker and Permelia Gilchrist, Guilford County, NC. 48. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 21. 49. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371. 50. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Western Division, Household #207. 51. Marriage bond of James Montgomery and Mary Walker, Orange County, NC. 52. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Western Division, Household #207. 53. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Western Division, Family #207. 54. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371, The name in this copy of the will, which was made by the Clerk of Court (or a member of his staff), appears to be Anis G. Walker. It is very likely a copying error. The original is not available for inspection. 55. Tombstone of A.G. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 56. Marriage bond of Amos G. Walker and Harriet D. Hancock, Rockingham County, NC. 57. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 544. This report, dated 20 December 1889, shows division of Harriet Walker's real estate to 13 living children and the heirs of one son. Report was filed with the court on 13 April 1891. Caroline Wheeler was to receive Lot #11. U.S. Census 1860 lists her as Laura C. Walker.. 58. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 48. 59. Marriage bond of H.J. Wheeler and L.C. Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 60. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 543. Bettie E. Martin was to receive Lot

  1. 5. The U.S. Census 1850 lists her as E.E. Walker. 61. Tombstone of Bettie E. Martin, Lowes Methodist Church,

Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. The inscription identifies her as the wife of John W. Martin. 62. Tombstone of Bettie E. Martin, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 63. Marriage bond of John W. Martin and Elizabeth E. Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 64. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 48. 65. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #488. A.W. Walker is listed as the 8-year-old son of A.G. and H.D. Walker. The record notes that he was born in North Carolina and attended school during the year. 66. Jordan, Weymouth T., Jr., ed., North Carolina troops 1861-1865 a roster, Vol. XI (Raleigh, NC: No. Carolina Division of Archives and History c. 1987), Private Alexander W. Walker of Rockingham County, NC, enlisted in the Conferate Army at age 20 on May 22, 1861. He was captured by Union troops at the battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 and was initially confined at Ft. Delaware, DE. Private Walker was transferred to Point Lookout, MD, on 15 October 1863. 67. Jordan, Weymouth T., Jr., ed., North Carolina troops 1861-1865 a roster, Vol. XI (Raleigh, NC: No. Carolina Division of Archives and History c. 1987). 68. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 542. Mary E. Young was to receive Lot #1. 69. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 48. Mary E. Walker is listed as a member of the A.G. and Harriet Walker family. The record notes that she attended school during the year. 70. Tombstone of Mary E. Young, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 71. Land Conveyances, Rockingham County, NC, Book 91, p. 161. R.J. Young and wife (not named) sold Lot #1 of the "Harriet D. Walker Survey" to James E. Walker for $225.00 on August 10, 1893. 72. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 543. Fannie H. Wheeler was to receive Lot #4. 73. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 48. Francis H. Walker is listed as a female member of the A.G. and Harriet Walker family. The record notes that the 15-year-old Francis attended school during the year. 74. Tombstone of Frances H. Wheeler, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 75. Marriage license of Francis Harriet Walker and Josiah G. Wheeler, Rockingham County, NC, The groom is identified as the son of Ezekiel and Nellie Wheeler. 76. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #561, J.G. Wheeler is listed as a 6-year-old male member of the Ezekiel and Elinder Wheeler family. 77. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #34, Green Wheeler is identified as a 24-year-old male member of the Ezekiel and Nellie Wheeler household. The record notes that he was a farm laborer. 78. Marriage license of Francis Harriet Walker and Josiah G. Wheeler, Rockingham County, NC. The license, dated March 12, 1872, identifies the groom as the son of Ezekiel and Nellie Wheeler. The bride is the daughter of A.G. and Harriet Walker. The ceremony was performed by C.J.L Williams. 79. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 543, Thomas G. Walker was to receive Lot #9. 80. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #488. 81. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 48. 82. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 544. 83. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 48. 84. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #321. 85. Tombstone of Nancy J. Matkins, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 86. Marriage license of Nannie J. Walker and William A. Matkins, Rockingham County, NC. 87. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 544. Lot #12 was allotted to the heirs of Q.H. Walker. 88. Marriage license of Bell Flack and Quinton H. Walker, Rockingham County, NC. Document identifies the groom as the son of A.G. and H.D. Walker. 89. Tombstone of Quinton H. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 90. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #488, Q.H. Walker was 1-year-old male in home of A.G. and H.D. Walker. 91. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, p. 48, Q.H. Walker is listed as a 10-year-old male in the home of A.G. and Harriet Walker. The record notes that he attended school during the year. 92. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #321, Quint H. Walker is listed as a 20-year-old male in the home of A.G. Walker. 93. Tombstone of Quinton H. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 94. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #66, Isabella Flack is listed as a 15-year-old female in the home of David and Elizabeth Flack. She was born in North Carolina. 95. U.S. Census of 1900 for Rockingham County, NC. 96. Marriage license of Bell Flack and Quinton H. Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 97. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 543. 98. Marriage license of William H.B. Walker and Alicia Husband, Rockingham County, NC, November 3, 1875. 99. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #321. 100. Tombstone of W.H.B. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 101. Marriage license of William H.B. Walker and Alicia Husband, Rockingham County, NC, November 3, 1875. 102. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 544. 103. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #310. 104. U.S. Census of 1900 for Rockingham County, NC. Alice Walker was living in the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Bettie and John Martin, at the time of the 1900 Census. 105. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 543. 106. U.S. Census, 1860, 1870; Superior Court Record: Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker, 20 December 1889; Record of the marriage of Sallie B. Walker & Joseph Husband, Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, NC. 107. Marriage Certificate, Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, NC 108. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 543. 109. Marriage license of John W. Walker and Sallie McCoy, Rockingham County, NC, November 17, 1885. 110. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #321. John Walker is listed as the 12-year-old James W. Walker in the household of A.G. Walker. 111. Tombstone of John Wyatt Walker, Greenview Cemetery, Reidsville, NC. 112. Death Certificate, Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, NC 113. Sarah Walker Collins. 114. Marriage license of John W. Walker and Sallie McCoy, Rockingham County, NC, November 17, 1885. 115. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 543. 116. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #321. James is listed as 10-year-old Jackson E. Walker in the home of A.G. Walker. 117. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC, South Williamsburg Township, p. 6. 118. Tombstone, Lowes Methodist Church cemetery, Williamsburg, Rockingham County, N.C.; U.S. Census, 1860, 1870, 1880; Superior Court Record: Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker, 20 December 1889. 119. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 542. 120. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #321. Joseph Walker is listed as John R. Walker, age 8, a member of the A.G. Walker household. 121. Tombstone, Lowes Methodist Church cemetery, Williamsburg, Rockingham County, N.C.; U.S. Census, 1870; Record of Appointments regarding the estate of Harriet D. Walker, deceased, 188?, Rockingham County Courthouse. 122. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #321. 123. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC, South Williamsburg Township, p. 6. 124. "Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker": Report of Commissioners to the Superior Court of North Carolina for Rockingham County, p. 544. 125. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC, South Williamsburg Township, p. 6. 126. U.S. Census, 1880; Superior Court Record: Division of the lands of Harriet D. Walker, 20 December 1889; Marriage Record of Rosa Walker & Joseph W. Stanley, 7 January 1882, Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, NC. 127. Marriage license of Joseph W. Stanley and Rosa Walker, Rockingham County, NC, 7 January 1882. 128. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371. 129. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Western Division, Family #206. 130. Tombstone of Priscilla Miner, Wentworth Methodist Church, Wentworth, NC. 131. Marriage bond of Levin Miner and Priscilla Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 132. Marriage bond of Levin Miner and Jane Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 133. Marriage bond of Levin Miner and Priscilla Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 134. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Western Division, Family #206. 135. Will of William E. Walker, Will Book C, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, p. 371. 136. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 26. 137. Marriage bond of John W. Chance and Nancy Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 138. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 26. Turner cites information provided by J.L. Chance, Tracy, TN, and census records. 139. Marriage bond of John W. Chance and Nancy Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 140. Mary Lalla Byrn Turner, "McDowell and Walker Families of North Carolina and Tennessee", p. 26. 141. Tombstone of Alfred Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. The inscription identifies Alfred Walker as the son of James and Sarah. 142. Tombstone of Alfred Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 143. Tombstone of Elizabeth Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. The inscription identifies her as the wife of Alfred Walker. 144. Marriage bond of Alfred W. Walker and Elizabeth J. Hopkins, Rockingham County, NC. 145. Tombstone of William J. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 146. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 147. U.S. Census of 1900 for Rockingham County, NC. 148. Tombstone of John S. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 149. Tombstone of Sarah Jane Husband Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. The inscription identifies her as the wife of John Samuel Walker. 150. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 151. U.S. Census, 1860, 1870 152. Tombstone of Sarah E. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 153. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, Family of Alford (sic) and Elizabeth Walker. 154. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC, South Williamsburg Township, p. 18. 155. Tombstone, Lowes Methodist Church cemetery, Williamsburg, Rockingham County, N.C. 156. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #436. 157. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. See Item #1115, submitted by Annie Lee McAlister. 158. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #310. 159. U.S. Census of 1900 for Rockingham County, NC. 160. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #310. 161. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. Item #1115, submitted by Annie Lee McAlister, notes that Alfred and Elizabeth Walker had a daughter named Fannie. 162. U.S. Census, 1870, 1880. 163. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. See Item #1115, submitted by Annie Lee McAlister. 164. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #310. 165. Tombstone of Leslie M. Martin, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. The inscription notes that he was the son of J.T. and Alice V. Martin. 166. U.S. Census, 1870, 1880. 167. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #436. 168. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 651. Item #1115 notes that Alice, dauther of Alfred and Elizabeth Walker, was married to Thomas Martin, son of John and Bettie Martin. 169. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #310. 170. Tombstone of Thomas A. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 171. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #310. 172. Tombstone of H.B. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 173. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 174. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Oregonville Township, Family #439. 175. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC. 176. U.S. Census of 1900 for Rockingham County, NC. 177. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Oregonville Township, Family #439. 178. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC. 179. Marriage bond of Samuel Y. Walker and Martha A.R. Harris, Rockingham County, NC. 180. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. See family of S.J. and Martha A. Walker. 181. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Oregonville Township, Family #439. 182. U.S. Census of 1900 for Rockingham County, NC. See family of John H. and Eudora Walker. 183. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Oregonville Township, Family #439. 184. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC, See family of S.J. and Martha A. Walker. 185. U.S. Census, 1860 186. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Oregonville Township, Family #439. 187. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 188. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 189. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #214. 190. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC, R.T. Walker (age 46), Mary M. Walker (age 43), 6 children and mother-in-law Eliza Walker (age 61). 191. U.S. Census of 1850 for Rockingham County, NC, Eastern Division, Family #463. 192. Marriage bond of Robert T. Walker and Mary Montgomery, Caswell County, NC. 193. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 194. Marriage bond of Robert T. Walker and Mary Montgomery, Caswell County, NC. 195. U.S. Census of 1860 for Rockingham County, NC. 196. Tombstone of Joseph S. Walker, Lowes Methodist Church, Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, NC. 197. U.S. Census of 1870 for Rockingham County, NC, Williamsboro Township, Family #214. 198. Tombstone of James W. 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Marriage bond of George T. Walker and Cornelia J. Walker, Rockingham County, NC. 211. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 652. Genealogy submitted by David M. Walker, grandson of A.A. Walker. 212. Rodenbough, Charles Dyson, editor, The heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983 (Wentworth, NC: Rockingham Historical Society, Inc. c. 1983), p. 652. 213. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC. See family of G.T. and Cornelia Walker. 214. U.S. Census, 1880 215. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC. See family of G.T. and Cornelia Walker. 216. U.S. Census, 1880 217. U.S. Census of 1880 for Rockingham County, NC. See family of G.T. and Cornelia Walker. 218. U.S. Census, 1900