Person:Alexander Walker (42)

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Alexander Walker, of Stone Meeting House
d.bef. 21 March 1775 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HAlexander Walker, of Stone Meeting House1718 - bef 1775
  • WElizabeth Patterson1720 - aft 1790
m.
  1. Margaret WalkerAbt 1742 -
  2. Alexander Walker, Jr.abt 1745/47 - bef 1770
  3. Martha Walker1747 -
  4. Elizabeth WalkerEst 1750-1764 -
  5. Robert Walkerbef 1754 -
  6. Mary Walkerest 1753 - BET 1815 AND 1820
  7. Andrew WalkerBef 1754 -
  8. Barbara WalkerEst 1765-1770 -
  9. John Walkerest 1765-1770 -
  10. Isabel Walkerbef 1770 -
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Name Alexander Walker, of Stone Meeting House
Gender Male
Birth? 1718 Edinburgh, Scotland
Marriage to Elizabeth Patterson
Death? bef. 21 March 1775 Augusta County, VirginiaWill written 1774, proved 21 March 1775

Alexander Walker was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Source:Chalkley's Chronicles
Walkers in Chalkley's Chronicles
List of Records for Alexander Walker in Chalkley's Chronicles
Transcript:Will of Alexander Walker, Augusta County, VA, 1774
The Walker Plantation on Little Run
Ancestry Trees citing My Augusta, A Spot of Earth, Not a Woman” by C. E. May, 1987
Source:Hatke, 1979 See: Ancestry
Campbell Baptisms in Augusta County, 1740-49

Related

Person:Robert Patrick (28)
Person:Robert Turk (1)
Little's Run, Old Augusta, Virginia
Person:John Campbell (290)

Overview

Alexander Walker (42) wrote his will in 1774, identifying his wife Elizabeth, sons Robert, Andrew, John and Alexander; and daughters Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, Barbara, Isabell and Margaret, ten children in all. Wife Elizabeth is commonly identified as "Elizabeth Patterson" but the basis for identifying her as a Patterson is unknown.

  • 20th November, 1774. Alexander Walkers will--To wife, Elizabeth; to son, Robert, negro boy, to daughter, Mary, negro girl; to son, Andrew, 90 acres bought of Joseph Lindel; to daughter Martha, to daughter, Elizabeth; to daughter, Barbara; to son, John, testator's home plantation; to daughter, Isabell. (Many negro slaves bequeathed. daughter Margaret; to son, Alexander's two children, Jane and Elizabeth Walker. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son Robert. John Campbell be guardian to children. Teste: Joseph Hannah, Robert Haslet, Thos. Connly. Proved, 21st March, 1775, by the witnesses. Executors qualify with John Hind, Arthur Connaly, John Campbell. [Source: Chalkley's Vol. 3]


At least one of their children (Alexander) was old enough to have married and had two children (Jane and Elizabeth). From this we infer that Alexander (42) could have been married no later than 1749, and so must have been born before 1728. [1] If Alexander was not the eldest child, then Alexander (42) could have been born considerably earlier than 1728. He is commonly given a DOB of 1718, apparently based on a memorial marker at the Old Stone Church Meetinghouse in Augusta County. if correct, his DOB suggests a marriage about 1739.


Alexander(42) may have been in Augusta County as early as October 16, 1748, when a man of that name was appointed constable by Augusta County Court to succeed Michael Daughtery. There were a number of "Alexander Walkers" in Old Augusta prior to the Revolution, but only three could have been adults in 1748:

Person:Alexander Walker (28) (1716-1784)= Jane Hammer, son of John Walker II=Katherine Rutherford of the Wigton Walker Line
Person:Alexander Walker (26) (1718-1783)= Jane? ,son of Alexander (14) of the Wigton Walker line, known as "Sawney" the Wheelwright
Person:Alexander Walker (42) (1718-1774)= Elizabeth, Of Stone Meetinghouse

A 1747 baptismal record for Martha, daughter of an Alexander Walker, in the Rev. Craig's baptismal list is probably for a child of ALexander (42), though it possible this particular Martha is the daughter of a different Alexander.

The first records that refer to him that we can be reasonably confident about begin in 1752, when he secures a tact of land on Little Run from Esther Campbell.

Page 248.--9th May, 1752. Esther Campbell to Alexander Walker, farmer, 287 acres on a branch of Little's Creek; corner John Campbell. Teste: Robert Patrick, James Hamilton. Source:Chalkley's Chronicles

May, 1887 identifies other land transactions. These are presented here with some reordering:

  • He was granted by patent 400 acres of land March 12, 1760. This 400-acre tract was situated not far from Middle River on Little Run and was bounded by lands of
McMahon, Reaburn, and Campbell.
  • Five years later this tract was increased to 413 acres by an inclusive survey.
  • August 9, 1766. Alexander Walker and wife Elizabeth conveyed for ten pounds in English money their son Alexander II 287 acres of land lying on a branch of Little Run which had been patented Esther Campbell November 3, 1760, and
subsequently conveyed by her to Alexander Walker. This tract of land cornered to land of John Campbell.
  • Thomas Lewis surveyed for him March 28, 1770, a tract of land containing 159 acres on some drafts of Middle River
of the "Shanando";
  • and July 22, 1772, he surveyed 70 acres for him on some of the headwaters of Little Run. This
small tract of land adjoined the lands of Hugh Kelso, Anthony Kelly and ? patent line. May, 1987.
Image:Augusta Little's Run Geography.tiff Little's Run is no longer a term being used for any waterway in the Old Augusta area. It appears, however, to be an older name for a stream now known as Broad Run. The exact location of Alexander's property on Little Run has not been determined, but the following maps show the general area. May, 1987, in his discussion of Sunset Hollow Farm suggests that Alexander's property lay near the mouth of Little's Run. On the other hand, land records show that John Campbell patented 400 acres of land on Sinking Spring Branch, at the head of Little's Run. John and wife Elizabeth sold this land to Joseph Culton in 1755. [2]
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Known Alexanders

There are many records for Alexander Walker in the Old Augusta area from 1738 on. [3]Initially, these records simply refer to "Alexander Walker", with no attempt to distinguish one from the other. This may be because there is just a single person by this name in the area. In 1760 this begins to change, as we now start encountering records for "Alexander Walker, Sr.", "Alexander Walker, Jr.", "Alexander Walker, the wheelwright", and "Alexander Walker of Stone Meetinghouse." This change is probably driven by the presence of a) several Alexander Walkers who reached their majority about this time, and b) the appearance (about 1750) of an Alexander Walker (42) living near the Old Stone Meetinghouse in northern Augusta, near the modern Rockingham County line.


PersonDOBDODDOMSpouseFatherMotherNotes
Person:Alexander Walker (28)17161784Jane HammerJohn Walker IIKatherine Rutherford
Person:Alexander Walker (42)17181774*Elizabeth Patterson unknownUnknownOf Stone Meetinghouse
Person:Alexander Walker (26)1718 1783Jane?Alexander I (14)unknown"Sawney" the Wheelwright
Person:Alexander Walker (29)17451770Martha GrimesPerson:Alexander Walker (42)Elizabeth Patterson
Person:Alexander Walker (24)17561764x Alexander Walker (28)Jane Hammer
Person:Alexander Walker (16)176518201778Jane Stuart John Walker (217)
Gunstocker John
Margaret Culton
Person:Alexander Walker (27)17651824Mary Magdalene Harmon Alexander Walker (28)Jane Hammer
Person:Alexander Walker (23)1774Mary CultonPerson:John Walker (207)Margaret Hudson
Person:Alexander Walker (25)17791848Elizabeth ScottJames Walker (120)Margaret Gray
Person:Alexander Walker (20)c17801838Jean TelfordWilliam Walker (172)Jane Walker (57)
Person:Alexander Walker (21)17951869Isabella PattersonPerson:David Walker (31)Jane Holmesson of Alexander (28)
and Jane Hammer
Person:Alexander Walker (32)Penelope BeckwithUnknownUnknown
List of Records for Alexander Walker in Chalkley's ChroniclesWalkers in Chalkley's Chronicles

Note

This record is for the Alexander Walker who wrote his will in 1774, probated 1775, wife Elizabeth. This person is sometimes identified as Alexander II son of Alexander I of the Wigton Walker line. This conflicts with the main line of evidence for Alexander II, and it is concluded that this is not the couple identified in White 1902. It is conceivable that this person is related to the Wigton Walker line, but how is not obvious. This Alexander Walker is believed to have lived on Beverley's Manor near the Stone Meetinghouse See:Analysis:Comparison of Child lists for Alexander 42 and Alexander (XX)

It is perhaps significant that this Alexander Walker married an Elizabeth Patterson, while Samuel Walker (41) of Natural Bridge, married a Jane Patterson. It should also be noted that both couples named a child "Barbara", a name not otherwise used in the Wigton Walker lineage. These facts suggest that both ALexander (42) and Samuel (41) share a common ancestry.

John Walker I (191)
Person:Alexander Walker (14) John Walker II (190)
Gunstocker
John 217
Sawney
Wheelwright
Alexander 26
John III 81 James 126 Samuel 41 Samuel 55
the Orphan
Alexander 28 Joseph 55 Thomas
(81) X
William
(177) X

Joseph 79
Alexander 16
James 122
John 220
Samuel 64
Andrew 12
William 176 .
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John 249
Joseph 71 X
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John IV (149)
Samuel 49 .
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John 211 .
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Samuel 42
James 114
John 202
Joseph 51
Joel 5
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James 164
Samuel 68
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John 207
William 172
James 120
Alexander 24 X
Joseph 60
Alexander 27
Joseph 60
David 31

William 198 X
John 258 X
Joseph 50
James 127
Samuel 47
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Most, but not all, Walkers in Chalkley's Chronicles can be traced to the Wigton Walker line as describe by White 1902. The above is a Summary of Male Descendancy of the Wigton Walker line, based on White, 1902. This includes the Walkers Creek and Natural Bridge lineages. Also included is thethe lines of Samuel the Orphan, known to be related to the Line of John III by YDNA, but also known not to be related to the line of Samuel of Natural Bridge. Not currently shown are the lines of, Alexander the Orphan, and the Letterkenney Walkers, all of which share the Walkers Creek YDNA signature with John III and Samuel the Orphan.) Entries marked "X", indicate individuals who are believed to have "died young", died without children, or about whom nothing is known.



Land

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 248.--9th May, 1752. Esther Campbell to Alexander Walker, farmer, 287 acres on a branch of Little's Creek; corner John Campbell. Teste: Robert Patrick, James Hamilton.

This parcel was original patented to Esther Campbell 3 November 1750. SeePatent LVA

  • Alexander Walker received an "inclusive patent" for 430 acres on 6 April 1769 [location not listed], as shown in disposition below:


Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:


  • Page 175 - Alexander Walker, 159 acres, Middle Branch of Shenandoah. Adjoining Thomas Cornely. March 28, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 63]. (Note: Thomas Connelly was the son-in-law of Alexander Walker).


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 489.--19th August, 1766. Alexander ( ) Walker and Elisabeth to Alexander Walker, his son, £10, 287 acres on a branch of Little's Creek, patented to Esther Campbell, 3d November, 1760, and conveyed by her to Alexander, Sr., 19th May, 1752; corner John Campbell. Delivered: Alex. Walker, Jr., April, 1769.
  • Page 309.--18th May, 1773. Alexander Walker and Elizabeth ( ) to Arthur Connly, part of 430 acres patented by inclusive patent to said Alexander, 6th April, 1769.

Will

  • Page 326 - - 20th November, 1774. Alexander Walker's will - - To wife, Elizabeth; so son, Robert, negro boy, to daughter, Mary, negro girl; to son, Andrew, 90 acres bought of Joseph Lindel; to daughter Martha, to daughter, Elizabeth; to daughter Barbara; to son, John, testator's home plantation; to daughter, Isabell. (Many negro slaves bequeathed) daughter Margaret; to son, Alexander's two children, Jane and Elizabeth Walker. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son Robert. John Campbell be guardian of children. Teste: Joseph Hannah, Robert Haslet, Thos. Connly. Proved, 21st March, 1775, by the witnesses. Executors qualify with John Hind, Arthur Connaly, John Campbell.


Records

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:, except as noted.

Walker Alexander 1 140 1767 NOVEMBER 17, 1767. 1) (337) Hemp certificates: John Dean, Christr. Vinyard, James Hogshead, John Trotter, Alexr. Walker, Saml. Davis, Andrew Russell, Saml. Gibson, John Davison.
2) (338) Hugh Donaho appointed surveyor of highway from Thos. Connelly's house to James Beard's ford, vice Alexr. Walker.
Beards Ford was located on the North River, north of Staunton. This indicates that this refers to Alexander Walker (42) of Stone Meeting House, rather than a Wigton Walker line.
Walker Alexander 2 454 1767 21 Nov 1767 ...Page 428.--Processioners appointed, viz: ... Joseph Bell, Robert Russell, Robert Rodgers, James Lessley, Jr., Alex. Walker, Hugh Donahoe, beginning at Foard of Christian's Creek below the Court House, down the same to the Mouth, down Middle to South River, down to the Forke up NorthRiver to Fowler's, to Staunton. location is on Beverley's Manor, suggesting that this is Alexander (42) of Stone Meeting House
Walker Alexander -Waddell's Annals:511767. The Rev. Charles Cummings was born in Ireland and emigrated to Lancaster county, Virginia, where he taught school and studied theology with the Rev. James Waddell. He was licensed to preach by Hanover Presbytery at Tinkling Spring, April 17, 1766. As stated, he became pastor of Brown's meeting-house congregation in 1767. The elders present at his ordination were George Moffett, Alexander Walker, and John McFarland. If this refers to Tinkling Springs, then its likely to be Alexander of Stone Meetinghouse. More likely it refers to Brown's MH, which was situated further south, between taunton and LExington; if so, this is probably not Alexander of Stone Meetinghouse.
Walker Alexander 2 405 1768 1768 Augusta County Fee book, page 122, Alex. Walker, Stone Meeting House, (August), Recording Smith's Bill Sale; Location at Stone Meetinghouse as a byname, indicates not one of the usual Walkers of Walkers Creek. Person:Alexander Walker (42) is presumed, but couild be his son, Alexander (29).
Walker Alexander 1 161 1770 AUGUST 21, 1770. (116) His widow Martha and his father, Alexander, qualify administrators of Alexander Walker, Jr.
Walker Alexander 3 114 1770 Page 318.--21st August, 1770. Martha and Alexander Walker's bond (with Thos. Connly, John and Robert Campbell) as administrators of Alexander Walker, Jr. Could be Alexander (27) son of Alexander (28), but Alex. (27)'s wife was 1) Mary Magdalene, and 2) Margaret, not Martha. So this is probably Alexander (29) who married Martha Grimes. Byname of "Alexander Jr." also suggests Alexander (29). While other Walkers in the area had sons named Alexander, who might have been described as "Jr", they were not adults at this time.
WalkerAlexanderUnknown source, Rootsweb1770(8c) 1770, 26 Jun: Surveyed for George CRAWFORD, 194 acres, Middle River, adjoining Samuel HENDERSON, Alexander WALKER.Middle River location suggests Alexander of Stone Meetinghouse
Walker Alexander 3 131 1773 Page 146.--19th August, 1773. Recorded. Settlement of Alexander Walker's estate: Vendue 6th September. 1770--To David Laird Cooper. Cormack McCaferty, Henry Demat, Hugh Green, Martha Walker, Wm. Deal, Bryan Kenny. 1773, August--A list of debts paid: To John Adare, James McCall.
Walker Alexander 3 139 1774 Page 326.--20th November, 1774. Alexander Walkers will--To wife, Elizabeth; to son, Robert, negro boy, to daughter, Mary, negro girl; to son, Andrew, 90 acres bought of Joseph Lindel; to daughter Martha, to daughter, Elizabeth; to daughter, Barbara; to son, John, testator's home plantation; to daughter, Isabell. (Many negro slaves bequeathed. daughter Margaret; to son, Alexander's two children, Jane and Elizabeth Walker. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son Robert. John Campbell be guardian to children. Teste: Joseph Hannah, Robert Haslet, Thos. Connly. Proved, 21st March, 1775, by the witnesses. Executors qualify with John Hind, Arthur Connaly, John Campbell. The bequest to "son Alexander's two children", indicates that this is a reference to Alexander (29) who died in 1770.
Walker Alexander 1 184 1775 MARCH 25, 1775. (57) Alexr. Walker's will proved and administration granted to Elizabeth, the widow, and Robert Walker, the son.
Walker Alexander 1 194 1777 SEPTEMBER 16, 1777. (226) John Campbell and Thomas Connerly appointed guardians of Elizabeth Walker, orphan of Alexander Walker, Jr., deceased. Elizabeth Walker, wife of Alexander Walker, relinquished dower in land conveyed to Alexander Walker. Martha Grimes, late Martha Walker, widow of Alexander Walker, Jr., relinquished dower in land possessed by her late husband to her two children, Jane and Elizabeth Walker.
Walker Alexander 2 386 1777 16th September, 1777--Jno. Campbell, Thos. Connerley, [Guardian bond] of Jane and Elizabeth Walker, [Guardian bond] of Alex. Walker, Jr.
Walker Alexander 3 172 1785 Page 464.--17th May, 1785. Recorded. Appraisement and sale bill of Alex. Walker's estate--Charles Fredericksbore's bill due 2d March, 1774.
Walker Alexander 3 176 1786 Page 535.--24th June, 1786. Alex. Walker's estate settled--1774, paid to legatees, Robert and Mary Walker; to Thos. Connelly, husband to Margret; to Isabella Walker; paid John Ervin for teaching the children, 1780; paid James Anderson, ditto, 1782; paid John Young, ditto, 1785. Legatees Andrew and Martha are dead. Legatee Elizabeth is dead.
Walker Alexander 1 240 1785 MAY 17, 1785. (24) Alexander Reid appointed guardian of John Walker, orphan of Alexr. Walker. (24) Hugh Donaho is appointed guardian of Barbara Walker, orphan daughter of Alexander Walker.Person:Alexander Walker (42)
Walker Alexander2384178517th May, 1785--Alex. Reid, [guardian bond] John Walker, [guardian bond] Alex. Walker.Person:Alexander Walker (42)
Walker Alexander 1 273 1793MAY 24, 1793. (276-277) Isabella Walker, orphan of Alex. Walker, deceased, has intermarried with Robert Reed, and suit abates as to her.Person:Alexander Walker (42)
Walker Alexander 1 412 1797>MARCH, 1797 (N to W). February, 1796. Isabella and Barbara Walker, infants, by Hugh Donaghe, their guardian, vs. Elizabeth and Robert Walker, Arthur Connolly and John Campbell.-- Alex. Walker, father of oratrixes, and husband of Elizabeth, and father (?) of Robert, died, 1774, with will. Bill for accounting. Elizabeth Walker's answer, sworn to 10th December, 1790. Spa. in chancery, 2d June, 1787. This suit contains settlement of the estate, with all the heirs, giving names.Person:Alexander Walker (42)

Notes

From Walker discussion group:

Subj: Re: [WALKER-southern] ALEXANDER WALKER Date: 4/12/02 2:56:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time From: tburn@arkmola.net (Terry Burnside) Reply-to: WALKER-southern@yahoogroups.com To: WALKER-southern@yahoogroups.com

Re: [WALKER-southern] NELSON A. WALKER Alexander WALKER died in early 1775 in Augusta County, Va. His land was up near the present boundary with Rockingham Co. He was born about 1718, I'm not sure where. He was married once or twice. Left lots of children. His best known descendent is a grandson, James Alexander Walker, who died in 1901. James Alexander was a Brig. Gen., C.S.A., commanded the Stonewall Brigade for a couple of years and a division at Appomatox, later Lt. Gov., Va, and member of Congress for a couple of terms. No one in this group seems related to this particular Walker line.

References
  1. Assumes son Alexander was 21 at marriage, and that the first of two children was born one year after marriage, and the other two years after the first child born. That gives his DOB as no later than 1759. In turn, Alexander (42) is assumed to have been married at 21, and his first child born one year later. If that child was Alexander, Jr. then his marriage occurred in 1749, and he was born on or before 1728.
  2. Lot 139.--21st May, 1755. John Campbell and Elizabeth (her mark)

    Campbell to Joseph Coulton, Gent, lbs 130, 400 acres on Cathey's River on the Sinking Spring Branch at the head of Little's Run (?), patented to said John, 12th January, 1742. Teste: Joseph Hanna Chalkely's Chronicles 3:337.

    Patent  Land Office Patents No. 25, 1745-1747, p. 287 (Reel 23).
    

    Campbell, John. grantee. Land grant 12 January 1746. Augusta County. 400 acres on the north side of Catheys River on the Sinking Spring Branch at the head of Little Run.

  3. There are numerous Alexander Walkers in the area prior to the Revolution, but most did not reach their majority until about 1775.