Person:John Walker (190)

John Walker, II
m. bef 1677
  1. John Walker, IIabt 1677 - 1734
  2. Alexander Walker1682 -
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
Facts and Events
Name John Walker, II
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1677 Of Wigton, Scotland
Marriage 7 JAN 1701/02 Wigton, Scotlandto Katherine Rutherford
Emigration[1] MAY 1726 Strangford Bay, Down, Ireland
Immigration[1] 2 AUG 1726 Maryland
Death[1] Sep 1734 Chester County, Pennsylvania
Burial[1] Nottingham MH Cemetery, Rising Sun, Cecil, MD


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The Wigton Walkers trace their descent from John Walker I and Jane McKnight of Wigton, Scotland. See Index for other Wigton Walkers, and Quick Wigton Walker Index for males in the first few generations. The primary source for this family, especially its history prior to about 1740, is Descendants of John Walker of Wigton Scotland, by Emma Siggins White, 1902


From Source:White, 1902, extracted from Internet Archive:

John Walker, b. in Wigton, Scotland, m. Katherine Rutherford Jan. 7, 1702, in Scotland. From Scotland he moved his family and settled near the town of Newry, Ireland. He and family with three of his brother Alexander's children left Strangford bay in May, 1726 (another record says 28 or 30) on board a vessel commanded by Richard Walker, and landed in Maryland Aug. 2. He transported his family and settled in Chester Co., Pa., where he d. in Sept., 1734; his wife d. in 1738; both buried at Nottinghan Meeting House in Chester Co., Pa. [2] Most of the family left Penn. and settled in Rockbridge and adjoining counties in Va. John Walker contemplated such a move, and had been to Va. a short time previous to his death and selected a farm upon which he erected a small building. [3] Eleven children, as follows :
  • Elizabeth Walker, m. John Campbell +.
  • John Walker, m. Ann Houston (or Hudson) +.
  • James Walker, m. Mary Guffy +.
  • Thomas Walker (d. young).
  • William Walker (d. young).
  • Jane Walker, m. James Moore +.
  • Samuel Walker, m. Jane Patterson +.
  • Alexander Walker, m. Jane Hammer (or Hummer) +.
  • Esther Walker (d. young).
  • Joseph Walker, m. 1st Nancy McClung, m. 2nd Grizelda McCrosky +.
  • Mary Walker, no account of her, but one record states that she d. young. She may have been the Mary Walker who m.
John Montgomery of the Revolution, and after his d. she m. a William Patterson; she lived to be 104 years old.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Source:White, 1902.
  2. It is not clear exactly where the family lived. The Nottingham Meetinghouse, in whose cemetery he and Katherine are said to have been buried, is almost certainly the one in what is now Rising Sun Pennsylvania. That meetinghouse was the only one active along the modern Maryland Pennsylvania border at the time of the Walkers arrived in the area. Others, such as the one at Oxford to the north, date from a later period. The meetinghouse at Colora, Maryland, is the descendant of the earlier meetinghouses at Rising Sun, and its predecessor at the mouth of Octoraro Creek.
  3. The location of this homesite is of considerable interest. At the time of his death in 1734, it is unlikely that it could have been on Walkers Creek in modern Rockbridge County. While most of the family located here, this area was not settled until about 1738. If the homesite was in Virginia, then it would more likely have been situated immediately to the north, around Staunton, or perhaps even further north in the Shennandoah River Valley. It is also possible that John was among those from the "Old Chester" area that moved westward into the Cumberland Valley at this time. This would be consistent with evidence of Walkers from that area (known as the "Letterkenney Walkers") who settled in that area, and whose descendants share a YDNA signature with desdendants of John Walker III, son of John II.