Person:Joseph Walker (55)

Joseph Walker
b.15 Jul 1722 Londonderry, 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
m. 10 MAR 1748/49
  1. Sarah Walker1749/50 - 1839
  2. Mary Campbell Walker1754 - 1811
  3. Jane Walker1755 - 1829
  4. Elizabeth Walker1757 - 1787
  5. Nancy Walker1760 - 1850
  6. Joseph Walker1761 -
  7. Susan 'Suckey' Walker1762 - 1835
  8. James Walker1764 - 1838
  9. Samuel Walker1766 -
  10. John WalkerAbt 1768 -
  11. William Walker
m. 22 FEB 1791
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Walker
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 15 Jul 1722 Londonderry, Ireland
Marriage 10 MAR 1748/49 to Nancy McClung
Alt Marriage 14 FEB 1791 Augusta, Virginia, United Statesto Grizzelda Poage
Marriage 22 FEB 1791 Augusta, Virginia, United Statesto Grizzelda Poage
Death[1] 15 Jul 1806 Scott County, Kentucky

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



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Source:White, 1902
Source:White, 1913


Notebook:Joseph Walker (55)
Document:War Record of Joseph Walker
List of Records for Joseph Walker in Chalkley's Chronicles

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.


From Source:White, 1913

Joseph Walker b. near Londonderry, Ireland, July 15, 1722; came with his parents to America when a small child, lived first in Pennsylvania, then in Virginia; m. (1) Mar. 10, 1749, Nancy McClung; she d. in Kentucky May, 1789. He m. (2) Feb. 22, 1791, Griselda McCrosky. He d. July, 1806. He had served in the 9th Virginia Regiment, [3] and ever been a devoted member of the church.

From: Source:White, 1902

Joseph Walker...the youngest son of John and Katherine Rutherford Walker; b. July 15, 1722, near Londonderry, Ireland, where his family had come from Scotland [4]He was a Revolutionary soldier; enlisted Feb. 2, 1776. He was a very devout church member; m. Nancy McClung March 10, 1749. She d. in Kentucky in May, 1789, aged 60 years. He then m. Grizelda McCrosky Feb. 22, 1791, Rev. John Brown of the New Providence Church officiating. [5] He d. 1806.

Rev. William McPheeters, in a record of his family, writes thus of

Joseph Walker, one of the brothers of my grandmother Jane, and my mother's uncle, was born July 15, 1733, and lived to a great age. The last years of his life were spent in Ken- tucky, where I saw him several times, and visited him once or twice in his own home. When I last visited that state, in the year 1805, this aged and venerable man was, I think, still living. He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church, a sensible and influential man, pious and much gifted in prayer. From him chiefly has been obtained the data for my records relating to my grandfather's family (James Moore) ; also respecting the Scotch ancestry of my grandmother, Jane Walker. I know nothing of his children except that his daughter Sarah married John Paxton. Their son, Rev. John D. Paxton, was pastor of a church in Norfolk, Va., and now resides in Kentucky. Since writing the above particulars concerning Joseph Walker, I have found an old letter, addressed to me, while living in Augusta, written by Rev. John P. Campbell of Kentucky and dated August 1, 1806. In this letter he notices the death of Joseph Walker, and furnishes the following particulars:
Our venerable uncle, Joseph Walker, died about two weeks ago. The company around him had sung, at his request, the 38th Hymn, 3nd Book, Dr. Watt's, as follows:
Stoop down, my thoughts, that used to rise,
Converse awhile with death;
Think how a gasping mortal lies
And pants away his breath.

When they had sung the whole hymn through, he asked them to sing the last verse over again. They did so, and he joined with them.

Jesus, to thy dear faithful hand,
My naked soul I trust ;
And my flesh waits for thy command,
To drop into my dust.

Then saying, 'It is enough,' he turned upon his side, and in a short time expired. Thus died that good man. 'Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.' Probably born in Ireland, near Londonderry. He was born in 1773, and died about the middle of July, making him 84 years old.

The 11 children of Joseph and Nancy Walker were:

3533. Sarah Walker; b. Jan. 20, 1750. In June 1773, she m. John Paxton, a nephew of John Paxton, grandfather of General Sam Houston +.
3534. William Walker; d. young.
3535. John Walker ; d. young.
3536. Mary Campbell Walker ; b. Nov. 18, 1754 ; d. March, 1811 ; m. Charles John Hays. He was a Colonial soldier, probably a son of John Hays of Augusta +.
3537. Jane Walker; m. William Walker. For children, see No.
1942. He was a son of Alexander and Jane Hammer.
3538. Elizabeth Walker; b. Sept. 7, 1757; d. 1787.
3539. Joseph Walker; b. Jan. 10, 1761. He m. Mary Hays, a sister of Dr. Hays, who m. Ophelia Polk +.
3540. Susan Walker; b. Aug. 30, 1763; m. James McCrosky May, 1789. 10 children +.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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), p. 492.
  2. White, Almira Larkin. Ancestry of John Barber White and his descendants. (Kansas City, Mo.: J.B. White, 1913, 1913), p 293.
  3. See Document:War Record of Joseph Walker for possible confusion.
  4. . This conflicts with White's overall discussion that places Joseph's family in Newry, County Down, and has them leaving for America from Strangford Bay. Both locations are well to the south of Londonderry. It seems unlikely that his family would have departed from Strangford Bay if they lived in Londonderry, and conversely, that if they lived in Newry that they would have departed from Londonderry.
  5. . According to this, Nancy died in Kentucky. The McPheeters quote given by White confirms that Joseph continued to live in Kentucky, dying there in 1806. However, The Reverend John Brown was the minister at the New Providence Church in Rockbridge County, VA. If you take this at face value, you might assume that Joseph returned to Virginia long enough to remarry, and then returned to Kentucky. An alternative view would be that the Joseph who married Grizelda in Virginia was a different Joseph.