Person:Alexander Walker (28)

Alexander Walker
b.19 MAY 1716 County Down, Ireland
m. 7 JAN 1701/02
  1. Elizabeth Walker1703 - 1787
  2. John Walker, III1705 - 1776
  3. James Walker1706/07 - 1793
  4. Thomas Walker1709 - ABT 1710
  5. William Walker1711 - ABT 1712
  6. Jane Walker1712 - 1793
  7. Samuel Walker, of Natural Bridge1714 - 1793
  8. Alexander Walker1716 - ABT 1784
  9. Esther Walker1720 - ABT 1721
  10. Joseph Walker1722 - 1806
  11. Mary Walker1724 - bef 1755
  • HAlexander Walker1716 - ABT 1784
  • WJane Hammer1726 - 1798
m. 8 JAN 1746/47
  1. Martha WalkerABT 1747 -
  2. John Walker1747 - 1814
  3. William Walker1749 - 1790
  4. James Walker1751 - 1800
  5. Ann Walker1754 - ABT 1835
  6. Alexander Walker1756 - 1764
  7. Joseph Walker1760 - 1763
  8. David Walker1763 -
  9. Alexander Walker, Jr.1765 - 1824
  10. Jane Walker1768 -
  11. Joseph Walker1773 - 1839
  12. Catherine Walker1775 -
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Walker
Gender Male
Birth[1] 19 MAY 1716 County Down, Ireland
Marriage 8 JAN 1746/47 Augusta County, Virginiato Jane Hammer
Death[1] ABT 1784 Rockbridge County, Virginia

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



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See Also:Person:Alexander Walker (42) of Stone Meeting House


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



Alexander Walker's land (Borden Tract NW, 161 acres, 1743) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. Note land of other Walker family members neighboring James Walker's land: John Walker (Alexander's brother) 213 acres, 1743 (to the north); James Walker (Alexander's brother) 321 acres, 1743; John Walker (Alexander's father) 190 acres, 1754 (to the south); and John Walker, Jr. (Alexander's cousin, son of his uncle Alexander) 302 acres, 1753 to the east.

From Orange County, VA records:

  • Orange Co., VA, Deed BK 7. pages 276-279, 14 April 1743: Benjamin Borden of Orange County, Va, to Alexander Walker, farmer, of same; 161 acres in Augusta County or that part of Orange County called Augusta on Hays Creek; bounded by land of John Walker. Witnesses: John Hart, Jas Walker, Jas Moore, John Walker.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 490.--John Doughert (prob. Daugherty) (signed Jocort) to Alex. Walker, 1753, 94 acres. From Patton, 1751, Craig's Creek at Indian Camp. Teste: John Smith, Adam Lewnis, Richard Borton, Jno. Sproul, Ro. Rennix, Samuel Walker.
  • Page 531.—17th March, 1755. Same to Alexander Walker, wheelwright, 170 acres on Walker's Creek; corner James Robinson. Delivered: Andrew Hays, March, 1757.


Need Intermediate Source that provided this information from original. Possibly this is from Jerry Penley website.

Rockbridge Co., VA, Will Book 1, p. 214
Alexander Walker of Rockbridge County - Janet "my beloved wife my stock and household furniture" - son Alexander "a mare and two coults" - son Joseph "one coult" - "unto my beloved wife the third of my Land During her lifetime with the use of the Dwelling house." - two daughters Jean and Ketrane (sic.) "a mare... and a sadle and bridle when they arrive at eighteen years...also bed and bed clothes to be provided by sons David, Alexander, and Joseph" - to sons David, Alexander, and Joseph "land I know live on which I purchased of Michael Daugh(?)...if they continue to live on sd. land until my son Alexander comes to the age of may be sold with the permission of wife but ifthey chose to divide the land then it shall be done as equible as possible with each taking their choice by senority. Should any leave than their part is forfiet to those remaining." -son David and James Walker my son-in-law executors. Dated 5 May 1784 Signed Alexr Walker
Witnesses: John Walker, William Walker, Margaret Walker, Alexander Walker
Proved: 7 Sep 1784

Will Summary:


Rockbridge Co., Va. Will filed Sept. 7, 1784.

  • wife Janet
  • son Alexander Walker born after1761
  • son Joseph Walker
  • son David Walker
  • dau. Jean Walker born after 1766
  • dau. Ketrane (prob. Katherine) Walker

The date of death for Alexander (28) as given by White fits the DOD that would be inferred from this will. Nonetheless, the Child list given in the will corresponds poorly with the list in White 1902. The will suggests that a James Walker has married one of Alexander's daughters. White 1902 gives such a marriage between Ann Walker, day of Alexander, and James Walker. Ann is not mentioned in the will, so perhaps has died, or perhaps the list of children in the will is incomplete. Since we don't know the intermediate source of the will extract evaluating this is difficult.


  • Page 264.--27th March, 1753. Borden, &c., to Mathew Robinson, 400 acres of 92100. Joseph Culton's cor., Back Creek; John Robinson's survey. Teste: John and James Robinson, Alex. Walker.
  • Page 247.--27th March, 1753. Borden to John Robinson, 300 acres, part of 92100. Mathew Robinson's survey; Wm. Reagh's cor., Back Creek. Teste: Alex. Walker, James Robinson, Mathew Robinson.
  • Page 193.--January, 1757. Saml. Paxton's appraisement, by James Walker, Andrew Hays, Alex. Walker.
  • Page 392.--19th August, 1760. Andrew Duncan and Jane ( ) to Samuel Lindsay, Ł100.10, 190 acres on Walker's Creek in Borden's 92100; cor. Alex. Walker; James Moore's cor. Acknowledged, 19th August.
  • Page 459.--9th November, 1765. Wm. Robertson's estate appraised, by Jno. Moore, Jas. Walker, Alex. Walker.
  • Page 118.--18th May, 1768. Alexander Walker's bond (with Thomas Hudson, John Wallace) as administrator, c. t. a., of James Rutherford.
  • Page 132.--6th July, 1768. William Kelly's estate appraised, by James Walker, Alex. Walker, Sr., Alex. Walker, John Moore.


From Source:White, 1902:263

ALEXANDER Walker...son of emigrant John Walker; b. May 19, 1716; m. Jane Hammer (or Hummer) Jan. 8, 1747. He d. in Rockbridge County, Va., in 1784 or 1785. His wife d. in Woodford County, Ky., in 1798. He was present at the ordination of Rev. Samuel Cummings, April 17, 1766. He served in the Colonial War. ... Eleven children, viz:

1941*. John Walker; b. Nov. 1, 1847 [Sic, presumably this is 1747]; m. (1) Margaret Hudson, then Margaret Kelso +.
1942. William Walker; b. Aug. 8, 1749; m. Jane Walker, N'o. 3537
1943. James Walker; b. June 29, 1751; m. Margaret (Peggy) Gray +.
1944. Ann Walker; b. March 22, 1754. She m. her cousin, James Walker +
1945. Alexander Walker; b. Oct. 28, 1756; d. Aug. 18, 1764.
1946. Joseph Walker; b. July 16, 1760; d. Sept. 2, 1763.
1947. David Walker; b. March 7, 1763; m. Jane Holmes +.
1948. Alexander Walker (the second) ; b. July 12, 1765 ; m. Mary Magdelene Harmon +.
1949. Jane Walker; b. Jan. 6, 1768; m. Andrew McMahan +.
1950. Joseph Walker (the second) ; b. March 14, 1773 (or 1771) ; m. Katherine Kelso +.
1951. Catherine Walker; b. Feb. 4, 1775; m. Samuel Taylor +.

KNown Alexander's

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

*Numbering system in White 1902


  1. 1.0 1.1 Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigdon, Scotland, by Emma Siggins White, published by Tuttle Antiquarian Boooks, Inc, p. 263.