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Hessey Walker: Biographical Information
Hessey Walker was the daughter of Simon and Dolly Walker. Hessey was born about 1866. Her father Simon has connections to Drayton Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.
Hessey's father Simon opened a Freedmen's Bank account in Charleston, June 9, 1871. His application indicates that he was born and raised in St. Andrews Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina. He listed his residence as Drayton Hall Plantation, St. Andrews Parish.
In 1871 Simon was living with his second wife Dolly. With his first wife, whose name we do not know, he had children Renty and Dianah Walker. At the time of his Freedmen's Bank record he and his second wife Dolly had two children, Hessey and Edward.
Simon gave his brother's name as Joe and his sister's name as Nanny Smith.
The 1880 Federal Census lists Hessey, age 14, as the daughter of Simon and Dolly Walker. Hessey's household in 1880 was:
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