Facts and Events
White 1902 identifies Eleanor as a daughter Alexander I of Wigton Scotland. She provides little, if any, additional data about her, noting only that she came to America with her brothers Alexander and John, in the household of their uncle John Walker II. Marriage records for an Alexander Walker and Jennet Cowan, and subsequent christening records in Wigtonshire at about the right time are sometimes cited as evidence that Eleanor's correct name is "Helen". It is certainly possible that "Helen" could have been corrupted to "Elleanor" as given in White 1902, but additional evidence is needed to support this view.