Family:Simon Walker and Dolly Unknown (1)

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Simon and Dolly Walker: Family History

Simon Walker, age 40, opened a Freedmen's Bank account in Charleston, June 9, 1871. His application indicates that he was born and raised in St. Andrews Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina. He listed his residence as Drayton Hall Plantation, St. Andrews Parish.

In 1871 Simon was living with his second wife Dolly. With his first wife, whose name we do not know, he had children Renty and Dianah Walker. At the time of his Freedmen's Bank record he and his second wife Dolly had two children, Hessey and Edward.

Simon gave his brother's name as Joe and his sister's name as Nanny Smith.

The 1880 Federal Census lists two more of Simon and Dolly's children, Julia, age 4, and Celia, age 2. Also in the household was 15 year old Dixon Hutchinson Person:Dixon Hutchinson (1), listed as Simon's brother-in-law. Simon's Household in 1880 was:

Simon Walker, head, 56

Dolly Walker, wife, 35

Renty Walker, son, 22

Dianna Walker, daughter, 16

Hess Walker, daughter, 14

Edward Walker, son, 8

Julia Walker, daughter, 4

Celia Walker, daughter, 15

Dixon Hutchinson, brother in law, 15

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This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC

  1.   Freedmen's Bank Record 8063, Simon Walker, Charleston, SC, June 9, 1871.

    Registers of Depositors in Branches of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company
    Records of the Comptroller of the Currency (NARA RG 101)
    NARA Micropublication M816, Reel 23

  2.   1880 Federal Census, United States.

    Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint Andrews, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: T9_1223; Family History Film: 1255223; Page: 69.1000; Enumeration District: 81