Facts and Events
- Source:Egles Notes and Queries
- Source:Weiser, 1898
- Timeline. Letterkenny Walkers
- Source:Sage and Jones, 1934
- Data:Walker Land Records in Lancaster County
- Analysis. Immigration date of the Letterkenney Walkers
- McCormicks Fort, Huntingdon County, PA
- Analysis. Is the William Walker who died at McCormicks Fort William 186?
- Data. Tax Lists for Townships of Cumberland County PA, 1750, 1751
- Jim Lindstroms Walker site
- Robert Walker 1630-1690 Descendancy
|Robert Walker is said to have been born about 1718 in Letterkenny, Ireland. At an unknown date he migrated to America, but is believed to have married wife Jean about 1735 in Donegal, Lancaster County, PA. He is generally believed to have moved to Cumberland County shortly thereafter. However, the first evidence for his presence in that area is the 1750 tax records for East Pennsboro Township. Robert's presence in East pennsboro may be related to the presence of William Walker, commonly thought to be his brother, who had settled in East Pennsboro, on Conodoguinet Creek in 1736. In anycase, Robert appears the following year in the tax record for West Pennsboro. 
At this time he has probably settled on a parcel on Yellow Britches Creek, in West Pennsboro township, for which he secured a warrant in 1752.
The original West Pennsboro Township is depicted by the yellow shaded area.
|| relocated to Hampshire County, VA (now WV). Virginia Land records show that in that year a Robert Walker of Cumberland County, PA, sold a tract of land
- ↑ The original township boundaries for East and West Pennsboro are separated by Middleton Township; This makes it unlikely that the appearance of Robert in East Pennsboro in 1750, and in West Pennsboro in 1751 could simply be a case of someone living near the boundary of the two townships.
- ↑ Egles Notes and Queries identifies Robert and William as brothers. Given the 15 year separation between when William acquired land, and when Robert acquired land, one has to wonder if this relationship is correct.
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