John Wesley Walker (son of Samuel L. Walker) was born 1836 in Smithville, Dekalb Co. Tennessee, and died Bet. 1875 - 1936. He married (1) Saterfield.
Notes for John Wesley Walker: 5.18.2000 A few interesting notes regarding the other surnames you mentioned and Blount County, TN connections. Fort Loudon was built about 1746-48. The Native Americans destroyed the fort. It was rebuilt. The families in the first fort were killed. The men who built both forts were mostly from South Carolian. It was the last in a string of fort built by the Carolian governments. Each for was a days journey apart. I have families who migrated to the area of TN in and around Blount County, TN from SC after the second fort was built. Today Fort Loudon is a historical site that has been rebuilt on the Tennessee River. Many of the families settled in the area briefly and then moved away. Others remained with some of the members migrating into the Indina Territory west of the Tennessee River. It was in the Tennessee counties of East Tennessee where migrating families from many parts of the country came together in a community setting. Intermarriage was not uncommon. Migraiton paths before Tennessee was settled were up and down the eastern seaboard as far south as northern Florida and as far north as Maine. Then inland until they could not cross the Applachian Mountain chain. Early settlements in Tennesse were along the Watauga, Holston, and French Broad waterways and along what is now US highway 11E and 11W which merge at Knoxville. Several rivers merge at or near Knoxville also forming the Tennessee River. Making the greater Knox County area the "meeting place." for may migrants.
Many early settlers of Blount County were from Augusta, Rockbridge and other Virignia Counties and a few were from the Carolinas. These include members of the Wigton-Walker group including Samuel Houston. Fort McTeer was one of the early forts there. This family and the family of John Walker of Roane County were related and Samuel Houston as a young man worked at a store at Kingston, Roane County, TN. The building where he is reported to have worked had been in continuous use as a business until three weeks ago when it burned.
other posibles: In response to the 1850 MS Census with Walker's born in TN.
I am studying two Walker families in Tennessee pre-1810. In this search, I have found several Walker families during or before that time. After 1810, the number of Walker families exploded across the state. By 1810, many of the early Walkers had moved west of the Mississippi River where new land lotteries opened up and land was relatively cheap. Many of the early Tennessee Walker migrated into the state from Viriginian, North and South Carolinas after the Revolutinary War.
Before the Revolutionary War, Thomas Walker from Virginia was hired to survey a line between Kentucky and Tennessee. Known as the "Walker Line," most of this boundary is still used as the state line today between these two states with only a few variants. More can be found about this line on the State of Tennessee's web site in the History section. A Thomas Walker has been found pre-1810 records in the section of middle-Tennessee that is now Overton and Putnam Counties. He lived in what was Davidson and Sumner Counties before current county lines were created.
Other Walker families were located in the greater area of the Watauga and French Broad Settlement section of the state. That included Washington, Sullivan, Hawkins, Greene, Jefferson, Grainger, and Sevier County, plus Claiborn and Campbell.
One of the Walkers in the branch that settled in Jefferson later Sevier County, TN owned a farm in what is now the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. When the land was bought by the government for the park area, the owners were allowed to remain on the property during their life time. Two unmarried Walker sisters from this family were the last individuals to live in the park. The last one died a few years ago.
Three Revolutionary War Veterans, John Walker, George Walker, and Samuel Walker lived in the Knox/Roane County. TN area. This John Walker was from Virginia, a descendant of the John Walker who came from Wigton, Scotland. He and most of his family left Roane County for Missouri and other areas by 1810. Some remained in Roane County. John had a very large family of sons, nephews and in-laws. I believe there was at least one son named James in his family. At least two members of this family died at the Battle of the Alamo. One was a son of this John Walker and one a nephew. Two of his sons became western guides. One of these sons, Joseph, became the famous guide, Joseph Walker who is buried in California. This George was from North Carolina and had moved to Bledsoe County by 1810 or so. He died about 1834 in Bledsoe County, TN. Today he still has family members in both counties. Many of Samuel Walker's family members remained in the Roane County area. also.
Knox County, TN had at least two other Walker families. There is a Walker Springs area in Knoxville, Knox County, TN were one of the families lived.
The greater Hamilton County TN area had Walker families also. One of the Walker families in that area appears to be related to the Native American Cherokee Nation. See the Cherokee by Blood section of the Tennessee Gen Web.
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace John WALKER Self M Male W 44 TN Farmer TN TN Eran W. WALKER Wife M Female W 33 TN Keeping House KY TN Marshal WALKER Son S Male W 18 TN At School TN TN Saml. WALKER Son S Male W 14 TN At School TN TN Jas. G. WALKER Son S Male W 12 TN At School TN TN Steven I. WALKER Son S Male W 10 TN At School TN TN Ofelian WALKER Dau S Female W 8 TN At School TN TN Mollie WALKER Dau S Female W 6 TN TN TN Mattie WALKER Dau S Female W 3 KY TN TN Maud WALKER Dau S Female W 3M MO TN TN Francis WALKER Dau S Female W 1 KY TN TN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place Porter, Christian, Missouri
More About John Wesley Walker: Occupation: Farmer 1880 census.
More About John Wesley Walker and <Unnamed>: Marriage: January 05, 1869, Dekalb County, Tennessee #0593050-0593-054.
Children of John Wesley Walker and Saterfield are:
+Samuel E. Walker, b. April 22, 1866, Davidson,Tennessee, d. August 12, 1924, Black Dog Township,Osage,Oklahoma.
+Marshal Walker, b. March 16, 1862, TN, d. November 17, 1942, UNKNOWn.