Person:Phillip Walker (6)

Phillip Walker
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Name Phillip Walker
Gender Male
Birth? 1736
Death[1] 1795 Orange, North Carolina, United States


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Genforum, Walkers of Orange and Alamance Co. NC, David Walker, December 17, 2000
Notebook:Walker Family in the Carolina Cradle
Document:Will of Phillip Walker, Orange County NC, Probate 1795


In 1778 "a" Phillip Walker was listed as a head of family living in the present Township of Woodbury. Whether this is the same person or not is not obvious, though some think so.


The following information gives Phillips DOD as 1826, apparentlly based on a will. However, Document:Will of Phillip Walker, Orange County NC, Probate 1795 gives a probate date of 1795, indicating a cnfusion of some sort. Possibly the 1826 DOD is for another Phillip Walker (Son?)

From:David Walker, Genforum, 17 Dec 2000]

Phillip Walker, Sr. was born abt 1736
Died in Orange County, NC in 1826

Will names Children but not wife Phillip Walker, Sr. apparently lived in Pennsylvania 12 October 1780 when his son Phillip Jr. was born because Phillip, Jr. reported in the 1850 Census (Henderson, Co. TN) that he was born in PA. The evidence strongly suggests that Phillip Walker, Sr. was the brother of the John Walker, Sr., who married Nancy Ashford. A descendant of John wrote "John and his brother Phillip came to America from Ireland before the Revolutionary War. They settled in Maryland, then on to Pennsylvania and finally to Orange County North Carolina." Phillip, Sr. and John lived in the same general area, along Jordan Creek in Orange County, however after the counties were divided John lived in Caswell County and Phillip, Sr. lived in Alamance County, NC.

The Phillip Walker family lived in what was Orange County, now Alamance County, on Jordan Creek. The earliest deed record found for Phillip Walker, Sr. in Orange County, NC is 1788, with two additional tracts one purchased in 1795 and the other in 1800, however all three were not proved until 1802. This land was passed on to sons Alexander and James in Phillip Walker, Sr. will in 1826, with Alexander receiving the largest part. At his death this land was passed on to passed on to Phillip, Sr.’s other children indicating that Alexander was the oldest son and James being the youngest son. It is also likely that the other children had received their part of their father’s inheritance prior to his death as they only received a token inheritance.

Phillip Walker Sr.’s know children are as follows:

Alexander Walker (abt 1765-1835) death in Orange County, NC leaving a will naming brothers and brother in law
Counley (Conley, Connally) Walker (28 Oct 1768 –25 Oct 1845) death in Orange County, NC leaving a will naming his wife and children
William Walker (17 Jan 1770 – 19 Sep 1819 death in Orange County, NC, buried in Union Ridge Cemetery, Alamance County, his brother Counley was appointed guardian for his wife and surviving children
Mary Walker (abt 1775 - after 1850) married Samuel Crawford, some of her descendants moved to Fayette County, TN and still live there.
John Walker (abt 1776 – death date unknown) but was still living in 1845) at the time of the death of his brother Alexander
Phillip Walker, Jr. (12 Oct 1780 – 9 Apr 1858) died in Henderson County, TN (place of birth named in 1850 census as PA)
James Walker (19 Jun 1785 – 19 Jun 1853) died in Alamance County, NC, buried in Union Ridge Cemetery, Alamance County
Jinney Walker (abt 1790-bef 1835) was not married in 1826 and believed to have died before 1835 because she was not named in her brother Alexander’s will.

Phillip Walker, Jr. married Rebecca King in Orange County in 1816. The family moved to Henderson County TN in the mid 1830’s.

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    Document:Will of Phillip Walker, Orange County NC, Probate 1795