Person:Alexander Walker (26)

Alexander "Sawney" Walker
m. 15 JUN 1710
  1. Eleanor Walkerabt 1712 -
  2. John "Gunstocker" Walkerabt 1714 - 1797
  3. Alexander "Sawney" Walker1718 - 1783-1785
  • HAlexander "Sawney" Walker1718 - 1783-1785
  • WMiss Jane
  1. Eleanor Walker
  2. Joseph Walker
  3. Rebecca Walker
  4. John Walker1740 -
Facts and Events
Name Alexander "Sawney" Walker
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1718
Death[1] 1783-1785 Augusta County, Virginia

Alexander Walker was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia



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Notebook:"Sawney" Alexander Walker (26)
Source:White, 1902


Analysis. Family of Alexander Walker of Wigton Scotland

Family Relations

John Walker I (191)
Person:Alexander Walker (14) John Walker II (190)
John 217
Alexander 26
John III 81 James 126 Samuel 41 Samuel 55
the Orphan
Alexander 28 Joseph 55 Thomas
(81) X
(177) X

Joseph 79
Alexander 16
James 122
John 220
Samuel 64
Andrew 12
William 176 .

John 249
Joseph 71 X

John IV (149)
Samuel 49 .

John 211 .

Samuel 42
James 114
John 202
Joseph 51
Joel 5

James 164
Samuel 68

John 207
William 172
James 120
Alexander 24 X
Joseph 60
Alexander 27
Joseph 60
David 31

William 198 X
John 258 X
Joseph 50
James 127
Samuel 47

Most, but not all, Walkers in Chalkley's Chronicles can be traced to the Wigton Walker line as describe by White 1902. The above is a Summary of Male Descendancy of the Wigton Walker line, based on White, 1902. This includes the Walkers Creek and Natural Bridge lineages. Also included is thethe lines of Samuel the Orphan, known to be related to the Line of John III by YDNA, but also known not to be related to the line of Samuel of Natural Bridge. Not currently shown are the lines of, Alexander the Orphan, and the Letterkenney Walkers, all of which share the Walkers Creek YDNA signature with John III and Samuel the Orphan.) Entries marked "X", indicate individuals who are believed to have "died young", died without children, or about whom nothing is known.

Person:Alexander Walker (28)17161784Jane HammerJohn Walker IIKatherine Rutherford
Person:Alexander Walker (42)17181774*Elizabeth Patterson unknownUnknownOf Stone Meetinghouse
Person:Alexander Walker (26)1718 1783Jane?Alexander I (14)unknown"Sawney" the Wheelwright
Person:Alexander Walker (29)17451770Martha GrimesPerson:Alexander Walker (42)Elizabeth Patterson
Person:Alexander Walker (24)17561764x Alexander Walker (28)Jane Hammer
Person:Alexander Walker (16)176518201778Jane Stuart John Walker (217)
Gunstocker John
Margaret Culton
Person:Alexander Walker (27)17651824Mary Magdalene Harmon Alexander Walker (28)Jane Hammer
Person:Alexander Walker (23)1774Mary CultonPerson:John Walker (207)Margaret Hudson
Person:Alexander Walker (25)17791848Elizabeth ScottJames Walker (120)Margaret Gray
Person:Alexander Walker (20)c17801838Jean TelfordWilliam Walker (172)Jane Walker (57)
Person:Alexander Walker (21)17951869Isabella PattersonPerson:David Walker (31)Jane Holmesson of Alexander (28)
and Jane Hammer
Person:Alexander Walker (32)Penelope BeckwithUnknownUnknown
List of Records for Alexander Walker in Chalkley's ChroniclesWalkers in Chalkley's Chronicles


Note that the Walkers Creek property shown below are attributed to both Person:Alexander Walker (26) and Person:Alexander Walker (28)

The Walker Landholdings on Walkers Creek require considerable re-examination.

From Source:White, 1902

ALEXANDER Walker...the nephew of John and Katherine Walker, the emigrants...came to America with them in 1728 [3] with his older brother John (called Jack) and sister Eleanor; first settled in Pennsylvania, and then with his brother John and cousin Alexander (eighth child of John and Katherine) went to Virginia and settled on what was called Walker's Creek, Rockbridge County, then Augusta County; this was in the fall of 1734. [4] Alexander Walker lived on the farm now owned by William Walker; his brother John settled about one mile up the creek, and their cousin Alexander pitched his tent nearer the Jump Mountain, about one-half mile from his cousin Alexander's place, they being the first settlers there. The creek which runs parallel with the valley was called for them, and still bears that name.
This graphic shows the location of the land patents of various Walkers in the Walkers Creek area of Borden's Grant. The land of John "Gunstocker" Walker (217) lies to the north. That of his brother Alexander "Sawney" Walker (26), the wheelwright, lies below it. The 321 acre parcel just below that is shown as belonging to James Walker (120), son of Person:Alexander Walker (28), cousin of Swaney Alexander and Gunstocker John. The property appears to have been a bequest of Alexander (28) to son James. The date shown here (1773) probably reflects when the property was actually patented, rather than when the property was sold by Borden to Alexander. Furthest to the south is the property (dated 1754) owned by John Walker III and wife Ann. [5]

Somewhat separated from the above properties is a 343 acre parcel dated 1753, owned by a "John Walker Jr.". The identity of this John Walker is somewhat problematical. There are a number of John Walkers, among the descendants of the original immigrant family, who could have been described as "John Jr."[6]

John IV bc 1735, son of John III
Person:John Walker (211) b >1737, son of James (126)
Person:John Walker (249) b >1740, son of Sawney Alexander, the Wheelright
Person:John Walker (207) b 1747, son of son of Alexander (28)
Person:John Walker (220) bc 1750, Son of Gunstocker John
Person:John Walker (202) b 1755, son of Samuel of Natural Bridge
Person:John Walker (258) b >1767, son of Joseph (55)

Based on age alone, none of these candidates fit well, as all would have been under age 21 when the patent was secured in 1753. The eldest of them, John IV, would have been about 16 years of age at that time. As a result, associating ANY of the known John Walkers in the area and within the Wigton Walker family line, is problematic. Perhaps there is yet another John Walker in the area who could have acquired this property.


  1. White, Emma Siggins. Genealogy of the descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland: with records of a few allied families, also war records and some fragmentary notes pertaining to the history of Virginia, 1600-1902. (Kansas City, Missouri: Tiernan-Dart Printing Co., 1902), 626.

    Will date is 24 Jan 1783; Probate date is 4 may 1785

  2. This DOB is probably based on baptismal records for Alexander son of Alexander and Jane Cowan of Wigton Scotland. It is not clear that this is the same person as Sawney Alexand of Rockbridge County. ~~~~
  3. Note that this is an alternative date of arrival, one of several, given by White 1902, without explanation, other than to reference "other documents". The 1726 date is probably contained in the Joel Walker Record, but we don't know that for certain. What other documents she used for the other dates occasionally cited, are not usually known.
  4. If the initial settlement was on Walkers Creek, 1734 would have been too early, as the area was essentially unsettled until 1738 when Borden received his land grant. It may be that these families settled initially sonewhat further north, perhaps north of Staunton. White places ALexander's kinsman, John III in that area. However, documentation for John III suggests that he remained in Cecil County Maryland/Old Chester County PA, until after 1742.
  5. The fact that the wife of this John Walker is given as "Ann", seems to confirm that this must be John Walker III, whose wife is confirmed as Ann Houston through surviving wills and probate records in Old Chester County, PA.
  6. the designation "Jr." does not necessarily indicate a father-son relationship. It was also used to distinguish an elder John Walker from a younger John Walker, such as a cousin. The designation did not even imply (necessarily) that the two were related.