Person talk:Joshua Walker (2)

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Major Sources For Southwest Virginia [6 July 2008]

Title:Source:Summers, 1903 History of Southwest Virginia and Washington County
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Title:Source:Summers, 1929 Annals of Southwest Virginia
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Title:Source:Kegley and Kegley, 1980 (vol 1 Southwest Virginia)
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Title:Source:Kegley, 1982 (vol 2 Fincastle, Montgomery, and Wythe Counties)
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Title:Source:Kegley, 1995 (vol 3 Montgomery and Wythe Counties)
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Title:Source:Kegley, 1998 (vol 4 Evansham)
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Title:Source:Addington, 1932 History of Scott County
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Title: Source:Chalkley, 1912a Volume 1. Augusta county Court Order Books and Judgements
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Title: Robertson, 1998 Washington County Surveyor's Records
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Title: Source:Bales and Laningham, 1977 Early Settlers Of Lee County And Adjacent Counties
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Title: Source:Bickley, 1852 History of the settlement and Indian wars of Tazewell County, Virginia
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Title:Source:Clark, 1999 Colonial Soldiers of the South
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Title: Source:Dodderidge, et al. 1912Notes on the settlement and Indian wars of the western parts of Virginia
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Email [6 July 2008]

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Randy Walker WalkerShortList@googlegroups.com July 6, 2008 12:34:13 AM EDT

The only evidence is that the pension file proves Joshua Walker lived in Washington Co. by 1776 after leaving Loudoun Co., VA and that a Joshua Walker later married Elizabeth Bunde in 1787. I'm not aware of any children from this marriage. There certainly could have been another Joshua in Wash. Co., but I haven't found any evidence of another and haven't found any evidence of a Joshua Walker/Elizabeth Bunde family anywhere else after 1787 either.

There are also several circumstantial links to this marriage. Rev. Thomas Woolsey, who performed the marriage, was the minister for the Baptist Church in St. Clair, VA. The church was founded by Rev. Tidence Lane. Tidence Lane went on to found other churches in Southwest VA and Northeast TN as well, including Bent Creek Baptist Church in Whitesburg where many allied Hawkins Walker families (including my ancestors) belonged. Joshua Walker's youngest brother, Andrew A. Walker, married Mary Lane, granddaughter of Rev Tidence lane. In addition, the middle name Tilson followed in my family for many generations. The Tilson family of VA and TN are descendants of William Tilson, who lived in St. Clair/Chilhowie, VA. His children were also married by Thomas Woolsey during this same time period.

While I can't say without a doubt that Elizabeth Bunde was Joshua Walker's first wife, I believe she was by a "preponderance of the evidence". Likewise, I can't say without a doubt that Middle Fork John Walker was in fact Hawkins County John Walker, but I believe he by a preponderance of the evidence also. As we both know, what sometimes appears obvious is later found to be incorrect.

The only evidence I have seen that raises a question in my mind about HCJW being MFJW is the fact that MFJW signed a Washington Co. petition and my HCJW signed his will with an X. While I can think of several explanations for why this could be, they are certainly speculation.

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One obvious argument that could be made regarding the John Walker signature on the Washington Co., VA petition is that it might have not been made by MFJW, but by another John Walker in the county (Wigton John Walker IV, Meadow Creek John Walker, etc). Since the other men who signed the petition are familiar ones to this discussion and the area MFJW lived (Aaron Lewis, Thomas Woolsey, etc.), I believe it most likely was the signature of MFJW.


Ephemeral Notes [6 July 2008]

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Some of the families from this area went into Smythe Co. Va and Casey-Mercer Co. KY. Casey was a part of Lincoln Co. KY until 1807. Researching George White and Eunice Dungans (m. in Washington Co. VA in 1795--and George died in Casey Co. KY in 1824)

From: Alternative Child List (note this list wildly discordant with similar lists.

Children of Amy Williams and Joshua Walker are:

	3	  i.	Unk Walker.
	4	  ii.	Elizabeth Walker was born ABT 1799. She married Eli Davis.
	5	  iii.	Mary Walker was born ABT 1801. She married John William Berry.
	6	  iv.	Nancy Walker was born 1806 in Hawkins, TN. She married Moody Creech.
	7	  v.	James H. Walker was born 16 OCT 1810. He married Lousia Clarkson.
	8	  vi.	Joshua Walker was born ABT 1812 in Hawkins, TN. He married Louisa Hughes.

+ 9 vii. Jesse H. Walker was born 10 OCT 1813 in TN, and died 23 JAN 1877 in Monroe Co., Melrose, Iowa.

	10	  viii.	John Walker was born ABT 1815.
	11	  ix.	Edward W. Walker was born 1819 in Hawkins, TN. He married Sarah Clarkson.
	12	  x.	Mahala Walker was born 1821. She married George W. Alexander.
	13	  xi.	Jane Walker was born 1823. She married Robert L. McKibbons.

Discussion [27 July 2009]


I noticed that your content contained information about this person's birth and death dates and places, yet you have not put this information in the form fields that WeRelate allots for it in the Person template. Your Joshua Walker will be easier to find and match when people search if that information is filled in, especially now that the search function is improved. I hope I'm not stepping on toes, but I'm going to go ahead and add it, especially as this is a "featured page" this week.--TomChatt 02:05, 14 August 2008 (EDT)

Hi Tom. Somehow I overlooked this particular comment. No, no toes being stepped on, in fact I welcomed your additions. I usually focus on the "personal data box", in the main article, primarily because the "logic train" is usually more complex than I thought could be accomodated with the data in the sidebar---or at least that was my view back when you wrote your comment. I've since come around to the view that the notes in the sidebar can do a decent job for this purpose, particular after looking at User:Beth's work on a few of the pages she's edited extensively. I'm not especially interested in making more work for myself, so this (side bar) may eventually be the way I go with this. However, there remain some significant issues with the way information is input into the text boxes, and I'm waiting to see how redesign of the data entry page goes before I make any systematic change. Q 16:43, 27 July 2009 (EDT)