Person:William Walker (128)

William Walker, of Laurel Fork
b.bef. 1749
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Name William Walker, of Laurel Fork
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1749
Marriage bef. 1769 prob. Virginiato Elizabeth (add)
Death[1] 1790 Washington, Virginia, USA


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This article is for William Walker who lived on the Laurel Fork of the North Fork of the Holston, in Wasington County VA.

From Chalkley fide User:Delijim

Walker vs. Preston--O. S. 93; N. S. 31--William Walker, late of Washington County, died intestate, leaving widow, Elizabeth, and eight children, viz:

Nancy (m. Wm. Gallehan),
Betsey (m. Wm. Carmack),
Peggy (m. Elijah Tancray),
James (infant),
Lucy (infant),
Elsy (infant).

At William's death all were infants except John. In 1773 Henry Dougherty made a settlement on Laurel Fork of Holston River. Dougherty sold to John Newland, who sold to James Crabtree, who sold to William Walker, deceased. William Crabtree deposes he knew the land as a hunter, 1772-1779. Mrs. Nancy Tate, a settler, deposes. Robert Fowler, a settler, 1779, deposes. James Crabtree, a settler, deposes, Robertson County, Tenn, 1805, that his deposition was formerly taken in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. Aaron Lewis, a surveyor, deposes, 1804, in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. Andrew Marshall deposes that John Dougherty left the county in 1778 and Henry Dougherty in 1779. James Crabtree deposes that in 1780 or 1781, Wm. Walker settled on Laurel Fork. Elisha Dungans, a settler, deposes that Wm. Walker in 1778 or 1779 moved to Middle Fork of Holston. James Tosh deposes he knew no improvement earlier than Parson Terry's. James Stokes lived on it at one time. Charles Thurman deposes he was married in June, 1790, and William Walker, died the winter before. Robert Dennison deposes that Henry and John Dougherty moved from this country in fall of 1779. Joseph Dougherty lived on Reed Creek. Deponent is brother-in-law to the Doughertys.


  • Person:William Walker (128) who settled on Laurel Fork in the Holston Watershed
  • Person:William Walker (129) son of Person:William Walker (128)
  • Person:William Walker (130) son of John Walker IV of the Wigton Walker line, who was captured as a child during an Indian raid 1776, and adopted into the Wyandotte Indian Tribe.



  1. MySource:Walker vs Preston "Charles Thurman deposes he was married in June, 1790, and William Walker, died the winter before. "