Person:Robert Walker (53)

Watchers
  1. William Walker, of Hogan's Creek1700 - 1769
  2. James Walker, of NewvilleBef 1710 - Bef 1779
  3. Robert Walker, of Yellow Breeches1718 - 1792
  • HRobert Walker, of Yellow Breeches1718 - 1792
  • WJane _____ - 1785
m. Est 1736
  1. Robert Walker1738 - 1812
  2. Andrew Walker1739 - 1805
  3. Sarah WalkerEst 1742 -
  4. Jean Walker1744 -
  5. John Walker1747 - Aft 1820
  6. Samuel Walker1750 - 1812
  7. Elizabeth Walker1750 - Aft 1820
  8. Mary Walker1750 -
  9. James Walker1755 - 1783
  10. Margaret Walker1765 -
Facts and Events
Name Robert Walker, of Yellow Breeches
Gender Male
Birth? 1718 Letterkenny, Conwal, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Marriage Est 1736 Lancaster, Pennsylvaniato Jane _____
Death? 1792 Fort Loudon, Peters Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

Contents

Walker Tapestry
Register
Data
Notebooks
Analysis
Bibliography
Graphics
Index
YDNA. Walker
Chalkley's

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky

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Sources

Source:Egles Notes and Queries
Source:Weiser, 1898
Transcript:Will of Robert Walker of Peters Township
MySource:Walke434/Robert Walker Land Records in Pennsylvania and Virginia

Related

The Early Walker Settlers of Central Pennsylvania
Timeline. Letterkenny Walkers
Source:Sage and Jones, 1934
Data:Walker Land Records in Lancaster County
Analysis. Immigration date of the Letterkenney Walkers
McCormicks Fort, Huntingdon County, PA
Analysis. Is the William Walker who died at McCormicks Fort William 186?
Data. Tax Lists for Townships of Cumberland County PA, 1750, 1751
Jim Lindstroms Walker site
YDNA Walker Group 33

YDNA Group-33 Reconstruction
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
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Key
YDNA Group 6
1. Alexander Walker of Malin
Lurgan Walkers
2. William Walker of Lurgan
YDNA Group 33 (Letterkenny Walkers)
3. William Walker of Hogan's Creek
4. James Walker of Newville
5. Robert Walker of Yellow Breeches
YDNA Group 14
6. William Walker of East Pennsboro
Derry Walkers (Likely YDNA Group 5)
7. James Walker of Derry
8. Henry Walker of Derry

Overview

Robert Walker is said to have been born about 1718 in Letterkenny, Ireland. At an unknown date he migrated to America, but is believed to have married wife Jean about 1735 in Donegal, Lancaster County, PA. He is generally believed to have moved to Cumberland County shortly thereafter. However, the first evidence for his presence in that area is the 1750 tax records for East Pennsboro Township. Robert's presence in East pennsboro may be related to the presence of William Walker, commonly thought to be his brother, who had settled in East Pennsboro, on Conodoguinet Creek in 1736. In anycase, Robert appears the following year in the tax record for West Pennsboro. [2]

At this time he has probably settled on a parcel on Yellow Britches Creek, in West Pennsboro township, for which he secured a warrant in 1752. [3]

Robert later moved his family to the area around Fort Loudon, Franklin, Pennsylvania around the mid 1770's. He sold his land in West Pennsboro and appears in tax records in Peters Township soon afterwards.[4]

The original West Pennsboro Township is depicted by the yellow shaded area.
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The original West Pennsboro Township is depicted by the yellow shaded area.

Land Deed Transcriptions

Cumberland County, PA:

Book D page 14: John Walker of West Pennsborough, Application Number 3665 on May 7 1767, "Walker's Lot" on Yellow Breeches Creek by David Reed's land, Samuel Brice's land, Robert Walker Snr father of foresaid John, 119 unto Robert Walker the elder, Patent book A Vol B Page 476, land to Michael Keinat ... Robert Walker Snr and Jane his wife Witnesses: Jacob Sector? George Stevenson Signed John Walker 6 April 1774

Book S Page 278: Robert Walker Jr of West Pennsborough and Elizabeth his wife to Robert Sr of same township, Land granted onto Robert Walker jr called "Walker's Trent?", bordered by David Mcalister Patent Book A Vol B Page 230 Witnesses: John Holmes Casper Kropf? Signed Robert Walker Jr Elizabeth Walker 20 May 1773

Book S Page 279: Robert Walker Sen. of West Pennsbourgh and Jane his wife to Michel Keinat, Patent 2 September 1761, on Yellow Breeches Creek, corner of James McKnagh's land, bordering William Wood's land. Patent Book A Vol B? 13? Page 496 land called "Walker's Point", 20 May 1773 Witnesses: John Creigh Casper Kropp Signed Robert Walker Jane Walker

Franklin County, PA:

Book 2 Page 58 March 3 1789 Robert Walker, Peter's Township to Mary Walker, Fatherly Love and affection, daughter Mary Walker. Witnesses: James Chambers Thomas McDowell Signed Robert Walker

Hampshire County, VA:

Book 6 Page 33: 21 June 1781 Robert Walker and Jean his wife, of Cumberland County, PA to James Kelson, James Wilson. Land in Hampshire County, VA Cape Capon River adjoining Town Hill...Robert Walker and Jane his wife... Witnesses: Joseph Mitchell J Irwin James Walker Signed: Robert Walker Jean Walker

Book 7 Page 425: 3 June 1789 Robert Walker of Franklin, PA to Elizabeth Savage of Hampshire, VA Witnesses: John Walker Robert Walker Andrew Walker Signed Robert Walker

Book Page 61 10 Jan 1792 Robert Walker of Franklin PA to James Walker, Andrew Walker, Robert Walker, grandsons, sons of Andrew Walker of Franklin, PA Witnesses: Thomas McDowell Andrew Walker Signed Robert Walker

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Survey on modern map.
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Survey on modern map.
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Robert's later home in Franklin, PA.
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Robert's later home in Franklin, PA.
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Image:Early Walker Records of Hampshire County, VA.jpg relocated to Hampshire County, VA (now WV). Virginia Land records show that in that year a Robert Walker of Cumberland County, PA, sold a tract of land

Notes

Notes

DUNLAP, WILLIAM, West Pennsborough. June 12, 1759 8 September 1759. Wife, unnamed, sons John and William Dunlap, Robert Dunlap. Daus. Mary and Sarah. Indented girl Martha. Exs: sons John and William Dunlap. Wit: Hugh Leard, Robert Walker. Original Source:Cumberland County Will Book A: 62. Intermediate Source: h[ttp://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/wills/willbka-b.txt USGENWEB]

  1. Compiled from Land Warrants and Surveys. See also maps from "First Families of Cumberland County", Hayes R. Eschenmann and Paul Barner, Cumberland County Historical Society. They can be obtained from the society here:
  2. The original township boundaries for East and West Pennsboro are separated by Middleton Township; This makes it unlikely that the appearance of Robert in East Pennsboro in 1750, and in West Pennsboro in 1751 could simply be a case of someone living near the boundary of the two townships.
  3. Egles Notes and Queries identifies Robert and William as brothers. Given the 15 year separation between when William acquired land, and when Robert acquired land, one has to wonder if this relationship is correct.
  4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 324. Appears in lists in the mid 1770s at the same time of the land sales in West Pennsboro. Accessible here
  5. Based on USGS Topographic Map. Compiled from Land Warrants and Surveys. See also maps from "First Families of Cumberland County", Hayes R. Eschenmann and Paul Barner, Cumberland County Historical Society. They can be obtained from the society here:
  6. Based on USGS Topographic Map. Compiled from Land Warrants and Surveys. See also maps from "First Families of Cumberland County", Hayes R. Eschenmann and Paul Barner, Cumberland County Historical Society. They can be obtained from the society here:
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