Walker Family in Southwest Virginia

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Overview

There are four major lines of Walkers who begin to appear in Southwest Virginia c1770. These lines can be most easily described by identifying their nominal head:

The Wigton Walkers YDNA Groups 8 and 33. person:John Walker (81) (aka John III) settled at the Sinks of Sinking Springs, near Dungannon VA, about 1771. He and his unmarried son Samuel died sometime before 1778. His remaining son Person:John Walker (149) (aka John IV) settled in the nearby Copper Creek Valley, but left the area by c1786. None of John III's male descendants remained in Southwest Virginia. Of his five daughters, all of whom married only one (Susannah Walker = Patrick Porter) is known to have left descendants in this area.

Middle Fork John Walker Middle Fork John Walker settles on the Middle Fork of the Holston River in 1775.

Laurel Fork William Walker William Walker settled on the Laurel Fork of the North Fork of the Holston, by 1773. He has died by 1795 when his widow, Elizabeth, married John Crank.

Meadow Creek John Walker YDNA Group 27. Strictly speaking, MCJW settled in Greene County TN, after the close of the Revolution; we have no records for him in SW VA. A close relation, Isaiah Walker, was present in the Holston watershed around 1790, when he married Betsey Murphy. It seems likely that other members of his family were present prior to the close of the Revolution, but have not been discovered. As a result it is useful to include MCJW in this list.

Edward B. Walker

Timeline

This is a summary of events for various Walkers present in SW VA (primarily Washington Co) between 1771 and 1800 The events are derived from specific primary records obtained by various researchers. This timeline was compiled by Jerry Brimberry, 26 August 2006, and originally posted at Wikia Genealogy.


Year Tax, Marriage, Survey, and Other Records of Walker and Allied Families Found in Washington Co., VA: 1771-1799 (Compiled by Jerry Brimberry)
1771 Wigton Person:John Walker (81) aka |John Walker III settles on Sinking Creek near the Sink.
1773 Person:William Walker (128) settles on Laurel Fork of the North Fork of the Holston near Brushy Mountain.
1775 Person: John Walker (151) aka Middle Fork John Walker settles on the Middle Fork of the Holston River.
1776 Person:Joshua Walker (2) (b. 15 Feb 1757, Loudoun Co., VA - d. 16 Jan 1840, Hawkins Co., TN) & Person: John Walker (149) Person:John Walker (151) privates Cherokee Expedition - Washington Co. [1]
1778 Person: John Walker (149) aka John Walker IV is appointed administrator of his brother Wigton Person:Samuel Walker (1) estate.
1778 Person: John Walker (149) aka John Walker IV is appointed executor of his father Person:John Walker (81) will.
1781 Person: John Walker (149) aka John Walker IV receives 300-acre grant on Sinking Creek near the Sink settled in 1771 by his father John Walker III.
Person: John Walker (149) aka John Walker IV appears on the Washington Co. tax list.
Person: John Walker (151) receives 400 acres on the Middle Fork of the Holston settled in 1775.
1782 Person:John Walker (151) receives 150 acres & 195 acres on the Middle Fork of the Holston.
Person:William Walker (128) receives 400 acres on Laurel Fork of N. Holston settled in 1773.
Person: John Walker (149), taxpayer Capt. Barnett’s precinct (near Andrew Cowan & Patrick Porter). [This needs to be reviewed.]
(torn—Robert?) Walker, taxpayer Capt. Barnett’s precinct (near Andrew Cowan & Patrick Porter). [This needs to be reviewed.]
Person:William Walker (128) taxpayer Capt. Robert Campbell’s precinct (clustered with Humphrey Baker, Abraham Leferver, Jacob Henninger, Col. William Russell, Aaron Lewis, Conrad Carlock, Capt. James Thompson, et al associated with Bakers Creek).
Joseph Meek, Sr. purchases Big Spring tract next to Col. Evan Shelby & Capt. James Thompson on the Middle Fork of the Holston between Glade Spring & Chilhowie.
1785 Matthias Brymberry moves to Washington Co., VA from Orange Co., NC; assigns property to John McCall on Bakers Creek near a spur of Walker Mountain.
Person:William Walker (128) taxpayer David Ward’s district
1786 Person:William Walker (128) receives 355 acres on Laurel Fork of the North Holston River on Jan. 2.
Person:William Walker (128) receives 186 acres on Laurel Fork of the North Holston River on Jan. 3.
Person:Joshua Walker (2) marries Elizabeth Bunde at St. Clair’s Bottom, wed by Baptist minister Thomas Woolsey
1787 Person:Robert Walker taxpayer list A lower county
Brumberry Matthias taxpayer list B upper county; 2 males 16-21 (resided Bakers Creek)
Joseph Meek taxpayer list B upper county; 1 male 16-2 (resided Bakers Creek)
Nicholas Reagan taxpayer list B upper county (resided Clinchburg)
Peter Stalcup taxpayer list B upper county (resided St. Clair’s Bottom)
Thomas Woolsey taxpayer list B upper county (resided St. Clair’s Bottom)
Person:William Walker (128) taxpayer list B upper county (resided Laurel Fork), 1 male 16-21 [This needs to be checked.]
Person:John Walker (152) Jr. taxpayer list B upper county; 1 male 16-21 [This needs to be checked.]
1789 Person:Robert Walker receives 110 acres in Rich Valley on the North Fork of the Holston River.
Inventory of merchant Thomas Stuart’s estate lists Person:William Walker (128), Peter Brymberry & James Hendricks and many others as owing money on account.
1790 Peter Brymberry (1768-1830) of Bakers Creek vicinity marries [[Person:Dicey Walker (1771-1823), wed by Methodist Rev. Nicholas Reagan of Clinchburg.
James Meek (1774-1835) of Bakers Creek vicinity marries [[Person:Spicy Walker (1776-1821), wed by Methodist Rev. Nicholas Reagan of Clinchburg.
Person:William Walker (128) dies “winter of 1790”; son John marries Hester Cawood (dau. of Stephen Cawood & Esther Berry of Keywood); William Walker’s daughter Nancy marries William Golloher; both couples wed by Methodist minister Nicholas Reagan 1790-1792.
Person:Robert Walker appears as the only Walker on the 1790 tax rolls of Washington Co.
Thomas Berry, husband of [[Person:Elizabeth Walker, appears on 1790 tax rolls with Berry/Weir kin.
1792 Person:John Walker (???) marries Susanna Pitcher, wed by Lutheran minister Jacob Zink near Wynsdale, lower Washington Co. Pitchers lived in Rust Hollow near [[Person:Robert Walker.
Person:Margaret Walker marries John Pitcher, wed by Lutheran minister Jacob Zink near Wynsdale.
1793 Person:Isiah Walker (1) (1771-1834) marries Betsy Murphey (1775-1847), wed by Methodist minister Barnabas McHenry whose parents lived in the Saltville area.
1795 Person:Elizabeth Walker (widow of person:William Walker (128)of Laurel Fork) marries John Crank, wed by Presbyterian minister Edward Crawford of Ebbing Spring near Kilmachroan and Old Glade Spring.
Person:Robert Walker and wife Elizabeth sell 100 acres on the North Fork of the Holston in lower Rich Valley. Neighbors included John Shutters, John Davis and Mathias Andis.
1799 Person:William Walker (129) (son of William & Elizabeth of Laurel Fork) marries Annie Hill, wed by Methodist minister Nicholas Reagan.


Footnotes

  1. There were two John Walkers on the Cherokee Expedition. They presumably correspond to John Walker IV of the Wigton lineage, and to Middle Fork John Walker (or his son, John Jr.)