b.bet. 1771-1780 Tennessee
Facts and Events
There is 1 vital record available on MyHeritage for Joshua Walker, including birth records, marriage records, and death records. Vital records are historical records that are typically recorded around the actual time of the event, which means they are likely accurate. Vital records include information like the event date and place, and the person's occupation and residence. Vital records also often include information about the person's relatives. For example, birth and marriage records include names of parents and divorce records list the names of children.
An 1837 tax record for Hawkins County refers to a Joshua Walker, Sr. implying that there were two Joshua Walkers in the area at that time, going by the same name.
One of these Joshua Walkers left a pension application in which he states clearly that he was born in 1757 in Loudoun Count, VA. This Joshua Walker has been designated person:Joshua Walker (6) (the elder) on WeRelate. His pension application also gives his DOD as January 1840.
The 1830 census record for Hawkins County provides evidence for only one of these two Joshua Walkers. The Joshua Walker listed as Head of Household in this census, is shown to be between 50 and 59 years of age, implying a DOB of 1771-1779. He has been designated Person:Joshua Walker (2) (the younger) on WeRelate. The 1840 census does not list an adult Joshua Walker. We do not know if Joshua (2) has died, or simply left the area, or perhaps was missed in the 1840 census of Hawkins County. From the above we have:
We'd like to know the relationship between Joshua (6) and Joshua (2).
John Walker (286) died in Hawkins County in 1818, identifying a Joshua Walker as his eldest son.
Was this son Joshua (6) (the elder) or Joshua (2) the younger?
If Joshua (6), b 1771, is the son of John (286), then what is the relationship to Joshua 2? Joshua is not a common name, and the fact that we have two Joshua's moving from Washington County VA, to Hawkins County TN, at about the same time, suggests that they may be related. If that is the case, then it would still seem likely that John Walker (286) came to SW VA from Loudon County, VA.
Walkers in Loudoun County: