Person:Joshua Walker (6)

Joshua Walker 1771-1780 Tennessee
m. est. 1771/72
  1. Joshua Walkerbet 1771-1780 -
  2. Edward Walker1773 - 1822
  3. Jane Walkerabt 1777 - 1814
  4. James Walker1785 - 1860
  5. William 'Walter' Walkerbet 1791-1800 -
  6. John Walkerbef 1800 -
  7. Elizabeth Walkerbef 1800 -
Facts and Events
Name Joshua Walker
Gender Male
Birth[4] bet. 1771-1780 Tennessee[1830 Census]


Walker Tapestry
YDNA. Walker

The Tapestry
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The Smokies


Person:Joshua Walker (2) Revolutionary War Soldier
Joshua Walker, US Census, Hawkins County TN, 1830 Joshua (6)
Transcript:Joshua Walker Pension Application, Hawkins County TN, 1834 Joshua (2)
Joshua Walker's in the 1840 US Census
Register. Walkers of the Smoky Mountains



An 1837 tax record for Hawkins County refers to a Joshua Walker, Sr. implying that there were two Joshua Walkers in the area at that time, going by the same name.

One of these Joshua Walkers left a pension application in which he states clearly that he was born in 1757 in Loudoun Count, VA. This Joshua Walker has been designated person:Joshua Walker (6) (the elder) on WeRelate. His pension application also gives his DOD as January 1840.

The 1830 census record for Hawkins County provides evidence for only one of these two Joshua Walkers. The Joshua Walker listed as Head of Household in this census, is shown to be between 50 and 59 years of age, implying a DOB of 1771-1779. He has been designated Person:Joshua Walker (2) (the younger) on WeRelate. The 1840 census does not list an adult Joshua Walker. We do not know if Joshua (2) has died, or simply left the area, or perhaps was missed in the 1840 census of Hawkins County. From the above we have:

Person:Joshua Walker (2) b 1757 d January 1840
Person:Joshua Walker (6) b 1771 d 1840?

We'd like to know the relationship between Joshua (6) and Joshua (2).

John Walker (286) died in Hawkins County in 1818, identifying a Joshua Walker as his eldest son.

Was this son Joshua (6) (the elder) or Joshua (2) the younger?

If Joshua (2) born 1757 is the son of John (286), then we know that John (286) was born no later than c1737. We also know from this that he came to SW VA from Loudoun County VA, as Joshua (2)'s pension applications gives Loudoun as his POB.

If Joshua (6), b 1771, is the son of John (286), then what is the relationship to Joshua 2? Joshua is not a common name, and the fact that we have two Joshua's moving from Washington County VA, to Hawkins County TN, at about the same time, suggests that they may be related. If that is the case, then it would still seem likely that John Walker (286) came to SW VA from Loudon County, VA.


Walkers in Loudoun County:

Family:William Walker and Sarah Estes (1)
  1.   United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1830 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joshua Walker
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Hawkins, Tennessee
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 [b. bet. 1771-1780]
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
    Total Free White Persons: 8
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8

  2.   Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895.

    Name: Joshua Walker
    Year: 1836
    Residence: Hawkins, Tennessee

  3.   Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895.

    Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895
    Name: Joshua Walker Senior
    Year: 1837
    Residence: Hawkins, Tennessee

  4. based on the 1830 census of Hawkins County, TN