Person:Samuel Walker (42)

Capt. Samuel Walker, Jr.
m. 5 DEC 1740
  1. Barbara Walker1741 - 1811
  2. Katherine Walker1743/44 - 1814
  3. Jane Walker1746 - 1822
  4. Capt. Samuel Walker, Jr.1748 - 1830
  5. Elizabeth Walker1750 - 1825
  6. James Walker1752 - 1791
  7. John Walker1755 - 1830
  8. Joseph Walker1758 - ABT 1816
  9. Joel Walker1764 - 1823
m. 26 OCT 1786
  1. Jane Patterson Walker1787 - 1856
Facts and Events
Name Capt. Samuel Walker, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 July 1748 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 26 OCT 1786 Botetourt County, Virginiato Susan McDonald
Death[1] 5 July 1830 Roane County, Tennessee


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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 6, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Walker, Samuel - entered service 1775 in Botetourt County, Virginia, where he resided, in Virginia company; commissioned Captain 1777 in 12th Virginia regiment, & served at Battle of Monmouth; granted Pension 1818 in Roane County, Tennessee; resided there in 1822 age 18 when had wife Susannah age 56, daughter Polly (deranged) age 30, & orphaned grandson Haney age 7; died 7/5/1830. F-S39117, R2476.


Source:White, 1902



  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).
  2.   Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension Application of Samuel Walker: S39117
    Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
    State of Tennessee Roan [sic] County April 26th 1818
    this day Samuel Walker of said County and State came before me Robert White one of the Judges of the Suprame Court of [word illegible] and assails for said State and Being duly Sworn on the Holy avangiles of Allmighty God Deposeth and sayeth that on the eleventh Day of September one thousand seven hundred and seventy five he was appointed and Ensign in a Company of Regulars commanded by a Capt. Mathew Arbuckle to be Raised in Botetourt County Virginia where this Deponent then lived the Company to be stationed at the Mouth of the Great Kanaway on the Ohio River [sic: Kanawha River at Point Pleasant now in West Virginia] and Raised his lots of Men and Marched to Greenbrier [County, now in West Virginia] where the company was to Randezvou on the seventeenth of October and continued in said Company untill about the Twentieth of March seventeen hundred and seventy seven then Recved an appointment of Capt in a Reg’ent of Regulars commanded by Colo Nathaniel Gisst [sic: Gist] who was appointed or appeared by his Papers by his Excellency Gen’l. Washington as the Deponent apointment was signed George Washington and he the said Deponent Recruited his Company out of his own money and March from Botetourt the August following and joined the Army in Pennsylvania the fall of 1777 and continued in service having been added to the Twelth Virginia Regiment commanded by Colo. James Wood in General Scotts Brigad as Colo. Gisst Regiment was never [word illegible] up and served in said Regiment untill in Sept’r or October seventeen hundred and seventy eight when a Regulation took place in the army there being to many officers for the portion of men and the young officers of each Great[?] was sent home and he the sd Walker was one of the youngest or amongst the youngest and had to go home and as a supernumerary officer resigned and is in Reduced Sircumstances and needs assistance of the Government April 27th 1818 Sworn to before me} [signed] Sam’l Walker
    State of Tennessee}
    Roane County} January Sessions 1822
    On the 28th day of January 1822 personally appeared in open court being a court of record in said County Samuel Walker aged 72 years who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows (viz) He was appointed a Captain on the 20th day of March 1777 in one of the sixteen additional Regiments appointed to be named[?] by Congress in the United States commanded by Colonel Nathaniel Gest [sic: Gist] but said Regiment never being made up he was attached to the Twelfth Virginia Regiment Commanded by Col James Wood and he continued in said Regiment until October 1778 and he being a supernumerary officer resigned. He was in the [word illegible] memorable Battle of Monmouth [28 June 1778] was with Gen’l. [Henry] Lee’s detachment and commanded his advanced guard and bore the burthen & heat of the day until Gen’l Washington arrived with the whole army & [one or two words illegible] he was put on the pension list the 26th day of April 1818 No 7088 and he does solemnly swear that he was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that he has not since that time by gift sale or in any other manner disposed of his property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring himself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War”
    passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that he has not nor has any person in trust for him any property or security, contracts or debts due to him nor has he any income other than what is contained in the annexed Schedule and by him subscribed
    Only about Twenty Dollars due him which he expects to get his property is as follows (viz)
    One negro woman 37 or 38 years old and troubled with a brest[?] complaint for some time since} worth $150.00
    1 horse 15 years old & blind ........................... worth 20.00
    11 head of cattle 4 of which are milch
    cows the other ones young } worth 75.00
    8 head of sheep worth ...................................... 8.00
    1 [word illegible] chain & compass[?] worth .. 20.00
    Dollars 273.00
    Paid[?] to sundry persons the amount of 155.00
    My family consists of the following persons (viz)
    My wife Susannah 56 years old and now confined to her bed with the consumption and no probability of her getting better. A daughter named Polly who is deranged and Dumb aged 30 years and has to be constantly confined a grandson named Harvey[?] aged 7 years he is an orphan
    Sworn to in open court the 28th day of January 1822 [signed] Sam’l Walker
    A typed summary in the file gives the date of death as 5 July 1830.
    Compare the pension application of John Walker S48765.

  3.   Rootsweb Message Boards.

    We have Samuel Walker and Jane Patterson (m 5 Dec 1740 in Augusta Co., VA) who bore Samuel Walker (1 of 8 chn) in 1748. He married Susannah McDonald (b 3 Nov 1765 Augusta Co on Buffalo Creek of Roanoke River) on 26 Oct 1786. Fincastle VA.