Facts and Events
From Source:White, 1902, extracted from Internet Archive:
John Walker, b. in Wigton, Scotland, m. Katherine Rutherford Jan. 7, 1702, in Scotland. From Scotland he moved his family and settled near the town of Newry, Ireland. He and family with three of his brother Alexander's children left Strangford bay in May, 1726 (another record says 28 or 30) on board a vessel commanded by Richard Walker, and landed in Maryland Aug. 2. He transported his family and settled in Chester Co., Pa., where he d. in Sept., 1734; his wife d. in 1738; both buried at Nottinghan Meeting House in Chester Co., Pa. 
Most of the family left Penn. and settled in Rockbridge and adjoining counties in Va. John Walker contemplated such a move, and had been to Va. a short time previous to his death and selected a farm upon which he erected a small building. 
Eleven children, as follows :
John Montgomery of the Revolution, and after his d. she m. a William Patterson; she lived to be 104 years old.
- Elizabeth Walker, m. John Campbell +.
- John Walker, m. Ann Houston (or Hudson) +.
- James Walker, m. Mary Guffy +.
- Thomas Walker (d. young).
- William Walker (d. young).
- Jane Walker, m. James Moore +.
- Samuel Walker, m. Jane Patterson +.
- Alexander Walker, m. Jane Hammer (or Hummer) +.
- Esther Walker (d. young).
- Joseph Walker, m. 1st Nancy McClung, m. 2nd Grizelda McCrosky +.
- Mary Walker, no account of her, but one record states that she d. young. She may have been the Mary Walker who m.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Source:White, 1902.
- ↑ It is not clear exactly where the family lived. The Nottingham Meetinghouse, in whose cemetery he and Katherine are said to have been buried, is almost certainly the one in what is now Rising Sun Pennsylvania. That meetinghouse was the only one active along the modern Maryland Pennsylvania border at the time of the Walkers arrived in the area. Others, such as the one at Oxford to the north, date from a later period. The meetinghouse at Colora, Maryland, is the descendant of the earlier meetinghouses at Rising Sun, and its predecessor at the mouth of Octoraro Creek.
- ↑ The location of this homesite is of considerable interest. At the time of his death in 1734, it is unlikely that it could have been on Walkers Creek in modern Rockbridge County. While most of the family located here, this area was not settled until about 1738. If the homesite was in Virginia, then it would more likely have been situated immediately to the north, around Staunton, or perhaps even further north in the Shennandoah River Valley. It is also possible that John was among those from the "Old Chester" area that moved westward into the Cumberland Valley at this time. This would be consistent with evidence of Walkers from that area (known as the "Letterkenney Walkers") who settled in that area, and whose descendants share a YDNA signature with desdendants of John Walker III, son of John II.
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