Facts and Events
- Source:Chalkley's Chronicles
- Transcript.Walkers in Chalkley's Chronicles
- Chalkley's Chronicles
Walker vs. Preston--O. S. 93; N. S. 31--William Walker, late of
Washington County, died intestate, leaving:
- widow, Elizabeth, and eight children, viz:
- Nancy (m. Wm. Gallehan),
- Betsey (m. Wm.Carmack),
- Peggy (m. Elijah Tancray),
- James (infant),
- Lucy (infant),
- Elsy (infant).
At William's death all were infants except John.
In 1773 Henry Dougherty made a settlement on Laurel
Fork of Holston River. Dougherty sold to John Newland, who sold to
James Crabtree, who sold to William Walker, deceased.
- William Crabtree deposes he knew the land as a hunter, 1772-1779.
- Mrs. Nancy Tate, a settler, deposes.
- Robert Fowler, a settler, 1779, deposes.
- James Crabtree, a settler, deposes, Robertson County, Tenn, 1805, that his deposition was formerly taken in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.
- Aaron Lewis, a surveyor, deposes, 1804, in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.
- Andrew Marshall deposes that John Dougherty left the county in 1778 and Henry Dougherty in 1779.
- James Crabtree deposes that in 1780 or 1781, Wm. Walker settled on Laurel Fork.
- Elisha Dungans, a settler, deposes that Wm. Walker in 1778 or 1779 moved to Middle Fork of Holston.
- James Tosh deposes he knew no improvement earlier than Parson Terry's. James Stokes lived on it at one time.
- Charles Thurman deposes he was married in June, 1790, and William Walker, died the winter before.
- Robert Dennison deposes that Henry and John Dougherty moved from this country in fall of 1779. Joseph Dougherty
lived on Reed Creek. Deponent is brother-in-law to the Doughertys.