m. 08 Sep 1791
Facts and Events
John Walker was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Some researchers have listed Alexander Walker and Janet Cowan as this John Walker's parents, but based upon yDNA analysis, this is not the case. The John Walker that is confirmed to be the son of Alexander is John "Gunstalker" Walker (b. 1708, Wigton, Scotland). Additional research is needed.
From Rootsweb.com post:
The following was taken from the book "Virginia Valley Records" by John W. Wayland.
HISTORY AND REMINISCENCES OF THE CONNELLY AND WALKER FAMILIES, by Wm. W. Hooke, 1900
JOHN WALKER Sr. of AUGUSTA Co. VIRGINIA married Miss Sarah CONNELLY of Augusta Co. Va. The Walker and Connelly families immigrated to America about the middle of the 17th century [Lin: sic - later it says they landed in 1720]. They were Scotch-Irish Protestants, and in church connection Presbyterians. Alexander (Arthur) Connelly had four sons and one daughter, named Arthur, Alexander, Samuel, Williamson and Sarah Connelly.
Arthur Connelly was killed by Indians to procure his rifle, which he had refused to sell to them.
Alexander Connelly rode under a tree for shelter in a thunder storm. Lightning struck the tree, killing man and horse.
Samuel Connelly moved to KENTUCKY, married and raised a family.
Williamson Connelly went to MISSISSIPPI and engaged in surveying land for the government. He never married that his relatives knew of. Those Connellys were back to Virginia to visit relatives, the writer recollected them, about the year 1834. The writer also recollects seeing his old great-grandmother Connelly when she was nearly 90 years old, and living in her daughter's family.
Elizabeth married Captain Robert HOOKE, of ROCKINGHAM Co. Va., who had commanded a company of riflemen in the war of 1812. The said Robert Hooke and Elizabeth his wife raised a family of eight children: two boys and six girls, viz: William Walker Hooke, Sarah Campbell Hooke, Ann Elizabeth Hooke, Jane Hooke, Rebecca Hooke, John Hooke, Martha Catherine Hooke and Lucy Margaret Hooke.
ALEXANDER WALKER (1794-1865) married Hannah HINTON, Dec. 2, 1830, of ROCKINGHAM Co. Va. They had seven children who lived to be grown, viz:
Dr. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WALKER married Mary HUSTON, daughter of Col. Archibald HUSTON of ROCKINGHAM Co. Va., by whom he had one child named ARCHIE WALKER. His wife died some years later and the Dr. married a Miss WRIGHT, had two children by her, lived only a few years, and he died.
SARAH JANE WALKER married Thomas CRAWFORD, had one child, and lived but a few weeks and died.
JOHN WALKER went to CALIFORNIA to the gold diggings, returned broken down in health. He then went to TEXAS for a change of climate. Coming home he only got to CINCINNATI and died there.
LIZZIE WALKER married David CRAIG and had two children named Alexander, (better known as Sandy) Craig and William Craig. Sandy married Sue BUTLER, no children. Will married Miss BROWNLEE, no children. He is dead, as is his father. Lizzie Craig is living.
HANNAH MARY WALKER not married (dec).
Gen. JAMES A. WALKER married Sally POAGE (daughter of Major Wm. and Peggy ALLEN POAGE, a descendant of Gen. James ALLEN, Rev. soldier a officer. Another descendant of theirs was the late Hon. Waller S. POAGE of Wytheville, VA.) of Augusta Co. Va.
Gen. JAMES ALEXANDER WALKER (1832-1901), Va. Mil. Inst. '52, Brig. Gen. Stonewall Brigade C.S.A., lawyer, lt. gov. of Va., mem. 54th and 55th Congresses. "The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy" (First Families of America), page 44, says that Gen. Walker descended from JOHN WALKER who went from SCOTLAND to IRELAND, and to PENNSYLVANIA in 1720, settled in AUGUSTA Co VA in 1740.
Mrs E. Siggins WHITE, in her "Walker Genealogy," page 643, says that Gen. Walker's great-grandfather ALEXANDER WALKER was a descendant of JOHN WALKER of Wigton, Scotland. (See sketch of Gen. Walker in the Richmond weekly Dispatch of Oct. 24, 1901). ALEXANDER WALKER above mentioned had, so history states, 21 children, most of whom grew to manhood and womanhood and settled in KENTUCKY, ALABAMA, MISSOURI, ILLINOIS and other states of the Union. Of these children the names of only two are known to us, JOHN WALKER and JANE WALKER. JOHN WALKER married Sarah CONNELLY. They were the grandparents of General Walker. He was made captain of a fine volunteer company at the beginning of the war and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in April 1861. In March 1862 he was promoted brigadier-general of the Stonewall Brigade. At the "Bloody Angle" in May 1864 he was severely wounded. In July following, his arm yet in a sling, he was put in command of the reserve troops guarding the line of the Richmond and Southside railroads, which roads were the feeders of General Lee's army.
In January 1865 he reported to General Lee for active service, and was assignd to the command of Early's Division, which he surrendered at Appomattox.
General Walker was with General Jackson in the famous Virginia campaign, and participated in all the battles of the Army of Northern Virginia. He was present at Bull Run, Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic, Gaines's Mill, Malvern Hill, Cedar Run, Second Bull Run (Manassas), Ox Hill, Fredericksburg, Second Winchester, Gettysburg, Payne's Farm, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Sailor's Creek and Appomattox.
In 1869 he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from PULASKI County, serving two terms in that body. In 1877 he was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia and served until 1881. He attended the three National Conventions of 1876, 1869, and 1900.
SILAS WALKER married Miss Laura BOON of Rockingham Co. Va. No living issue. [Lin: Sorry - can't resist jumping in here to issue a warning that "no living issue" sometimes means "no issue that the author knows of" - you people who are looking for JESSIE BOONE WALKER might want to look into this.]
JANE WALKER, daughter of John and Sarah Walker, married Nathan HUSTON of Rock. Co. Va. [Lin: sic - "Rock." Co. could be ROCKINGHAM Co VA or ROCKBRIDGE Co VA], when both past middle age. No issue.
JOHN WALKER never married; lived to be 83 or 84 years old and died at SILAS WALKER's home.
ROBERT WALKER married Pollie WONDERLICK, a sister of Gen. John D. IMBODEN's mother. Six children, namely:
After their children were all about grown the parents and the children moved to ALBEMARLE County, VA. A year or two afterwards the mother [Pollie Wonderlick Walker] came to Augusta Co. to visit her sister. She walked into the garden where there were bees kept. One honeybee stung her in the face about the temple, causing death in a few hours. The father [ROBERT WALKER] and SUSAN JANE WALKER died soon after this. SALLIE WALKER married Mr BALLOW of NELSON Co. Va. JOHN WALKER married Daniel MURRAY's daughter. MARY MARTHA WALKER married Henry CLIFTON, and all of them moved to MISSOURI. JOHN WALKER died about ten years ago [ca 1890]. SALLIE WALKER BALLOW and two of her daughters were once since on a visit to friends in Rockingham County, VA. JOHN WALKER's wife and one daughter were on a visit here from MISSOURI.
SALLIE WALKER, daughter of JOHN WALKER Sr., married Zacheriah JOHNSON of Augusta Co., VA; had five children, namely: James Johnson, John Johnson, Hester Johnson, Margaret Ann Johnson and Zachie Johnson. John Johnson lives in Madison County, Va. James Johnson and Zachie Johnson are dead. Hester Johnson married Sheriff MOORE of ALBEMARLE County, VA. He died before the Civil War, and she married Henry FORNER. No issue. Margaret Ann Johnson married a Mr. MELHORN; had two children; he died. She then married Mr. PECK and moved to ARKANSAS.
POLLIE WALKER married Thomas FRAME. Issue--five children, namely: H. John Frame, Allen Frame, Nancy Jane Frame, Sarah Frame and Walker Frame. They moved to INDIANA, afterwards to MISSOURI. The parents both died a few years afterwards. The grandfather of the little girls, after their mother's death, brought them to VIRGINIA. Nancy J. Frame died a young woman grown. Sarah M. Frame became Robert K. WILSON's first wife, and lived less than one year after their marriage.
PATSIE WALKER married John JOHNSON, had two children; one died quite an infant, not being named; the other daughter, known as Pett Johnson, became the wife of Oscar PERKEY; after the war, they moved to KANSAS. She died in 1890, leaving four children, all grown.
Major JAMES WALKER married Margaret CRAWFORD (familiarly known as Aunt Peggy). No issue. She died a good many years ago. The Major never married again.