John Walker, IV
b.est 1735 prob. Chester County, Pennsylvania
m. 20 Mar 1734
m. prob. bet. 1756-1766
Facts and Events
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John Walker IV, of the Wigton Walker line was probably born on the Nottingham Lots in Cecil County Maryland, where his parents (John Walker III and Ann Houston) married c1734.
About 1738 John's parents relocated to the Valley of Virginia, along with other family members. There is some evidence that they may have initially settled on Beverly's Manor, but by 1753 we find his parents owning property on Walker's Creek on Borden's Grant, a few miles to the south, where other members of the family (per White 1902) had settled. Sometime around 1756, during the French and Indian War John's parents fled the Valley of Virginia, settling in what is now Caswell County NC. John IV would probably have been an adult by this time, but there is little evidence of his presence in NC. About 1770 the family relocated once again, this time to Southwest Virginia. John's father settled in an area known as "The Sinks" (1) between the community of Place:Castles Woods and Hunter's Ford of the Clinch River, at Dungannon. Other family members settled nearby. John IV settled some distance away, choosing a site for his home at Houston's Fort on the Big Moccassin Creek (2) watershed.
John lived in this area for the next 16 years. At the end of the Revolution he sold his property (including his fathers lands on "The Sinks", and left the area. Some identify him as John Walker (aka "Meadow Creek" John Walker), who settled on Meadow Creek in Green County TN about 1786. This identification is based on the fact that a Charles Kilgore settled near by; Charles is well known, and came to the area from Southwest Virginia where he lived adjacent to Person:Patrick Porter (1), and John Walker IV's father, John III. It was once presumed by some that Charles and John IV moved together to Greene County. However, YDNA results from the line of Meadow Creek John Walker and that of John Walker III indicate that they are unrelated to each other. It now seems likely that after he left Southwest Virginia John IV settled in Blount County where he is the person known as "Indian Killer". Confirming YDNA evidence for this interpretation has not been obtained. For the moment this article assumes that John IV is in fact "Indian Killer".
TBD LIttle River history of John IV....
The following mapping identifies land owned by "John Walker Jr.". It is not clear which of several John Walkers in the area is involved in this. John Walker IV has in the past been considered a possible candidate. Phil Rhoton argues convincingly that the John Walker involved can not be John IV.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's: