Person:Joseph Walker (47)

Joseph Walker
m. 26 Feb 1807
  1. Robert Walker
  2. Samuel Walker
  3. James Walker
  4. Joseph Walker1819 -
  • HJoseph Walker1819 -
  • W.  Cloy Powellson (add)
m. 1847
  1. Henry Walker
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Walker
Gender Male
Birth? 19 Sep 1819 Portage, Ohio, United States
Marriage 1847 Riverside, Johnson, Iowato Cloy Powellson (add)


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Source: History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882, Page 946 fide Ray W. Justus, 22 January 2009
Walker Pioneer Ancestors, IA GenWeb From Iowa City Press Citizen By Sara Langenberg, c. 2001


Notebook. Walkers of Johnson County Iowa, From Ohio
Notebook:Joseph Walker (47) for data capture.
Robert Walker 1630-1690 Descendancy


Joseph Walker, farmer, farmer and stock raiser of Pleasant Valley Township, post-office, Iowa City; was born September 19, 1819 in Portage County OH; came to Iowa and settled on Buck creek, in Pleasant Valley Township, September 1, 1837, and took up the first claim on Bear Creek, The farm upon which he now resides, of 320 acres. His brothers, Samuel and James, took up claims near him, and lived upon them for eight or ten years. He was married June 25, 1850, to Miss Jane Powelson of Washington County, IA. [1]They have five children: Mary, Henry A., Joseph L., Callie, Emma. He is a member of the Universalist Church at Iowa City, and a republican in politics, and voted against the prohibitory amendment; has held several township offices, trustee and school director. He is a stockholder in the Johnson County Savings Bank, and one of its directors. He is one the Johnson County farmers who have made a success in life, and accumulated a sufficient amount of worldly goods to live comfortably. Source: History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882

Joseph married Cloy "Jane" Powelson in 1847 in Riverside, and had seven children, including Henry, (Walker's grandfather), who married Lone Tree's first school teacher, Carrie Scott.:Walker Pioneer Ancestors, IA GenWeb


The following record is probably for this person. The name of the wife is shown as "Jane", not "Cloy". Lineages tracing their descent to this person often give the name of the wife as "Cloy (Jane) Powellson". There's a need to determine the basis for identifying his wife as "Cloy". It might be possible that "Cloy" married one Joseph Walker, and that "Jane" married another. The idea that "Jane's/Cloy's" maiden name might come from the fact that a "Henry Powelson" is living with the family. Henry might or might not be kin. If not, than the leap that Jane's last name was Powellson might be incorrect. Data confirming her surname as Powelson is needed.

1850 Census, Johnson County, IA Name: Joseph Walker

Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822
Birth Place: Ohio
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Pleasant Valley, Johnson, Iowa
Family Number: 47
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Walker 28
Jane Walker 19
Mary J Walker 1
Henry Powelson 14

Also shown in the 1850 the following record that seems to be for a Robert B. Walker considerably older than Joseph, living in the same area, also born in Ohio. This matches up with one of the Brothers of Joseph, but could conceivably be his father.

1850 United States Federal Census about Robert B Walker
Name: Robert B Walker
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810
Birth Place: Ohio
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Pleasant Valley, Johnson, Iowa
Family Number: 46
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert B Walker 40
Caroline Walker 44
Louisa Walker 5
Alexander Mccorcle

James walker living in the house hold of a different Robert Walker (but in the same area) is about the same age as Joseph

Name: James Walker Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 Birth Place: Ohio Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Pleasant Valley, Johnson, Iowa Family Number: 12 Household Members: Name Age Robert Walker 48 Ellen Walker 49 David Walker 16 Alonza Walker 8 James Walker 28


  1. 1850 census gives her age as 19; at this time the couple have a child one year old, implying he was born in 1849, implying a DOM for his parents of no later than 1848. The 1850 DOM given here may be correct, but if so, then the marriage postdates the birth of their first child. Alternatively, this child Mary Jane might have been by a previous (unrecognized) marriage of Jane.