Person:Edward Walker (16)

Edward Walker
b.Abt. 1871
  1. Renty WalkerAbt 1858 -
  2. Dianah WalkerAbt 1864 -
  3. Hessey WalkerAbt 1866 -
  4. Edward WalkerAbt 1871 -
  5. Julia WalkerAbt 1876 -
  6. Celia WalkerAbt 1878 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Edward Walker
Gender Male
Birth[2] Abt. 1871


Edward Walker: Biographical Information

Edward Walker was the son of Simon and Dolly Walker. Edward was born about 1871. His father Simon has connections to Drayton Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.

Edward's father Simon 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 Edward, age 8, as the son of Simon and Dolly Walker. Edward'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, 2

Dixon Hutchinson, brother in law, 15

Family Group Sheet

To view pages for each of Edward's family members, you may click on the family link in the navigation bar to the left. This will take you to the family page for Simon and Dolly. From there you can navigate to the individual person pages by clicking on the name of the person whose page you wish to view.

Associated Documents

1880 Federal Census, St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina, Page 69A (transcription to be added)

About This Page

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

  3.   Edward is listed as 8 years old on the 1880 Census, which would suggest a birth year of 1872, however, he is listed in his father's Freedmen's Bank record made June 9, 1871.