HISTORY AND FAMILY LORE OF OUR WALKER FAMILY

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to help other researchers. A special thanks to Frank Duck, who has worked

tirelessly to help unravel some of the discrepancies and locate sources in

Canada.

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HILLSBOROUGH, LITTLE RIVER, ORANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA:

In June 1965, Hugh Conway Browning, held a long conversation with Mr. 

George Walker, born 1888, a son of Thomas Walker, grandson of Phillip

Walker, great grandson of Robert Walker, and great-great grandson of

William Walker Sr. Mr. George Walker related that as a youngster his

grandfather had told him a great number of items relating to his family

history. Among them being that William Walker Sr, the first of his family

in this area, came to Hillsborough, Little River, Orange County, North

Carolina around 1767, from Canada. William returned to Canada taking with

him all members of his family except his son, Robert, who on April 18,

1791, married Eleanor Latta, a daughter of John Latta, Sr. The residence

of Mr. George Walker is located in the Schley-Caldwell area of Orange

County, north of the present day road which runs by New Sharon Church and

continues to the intersection of this road and the Guess Road at Hopkins

Cross Roads. This was the home place of his great grand father, Robert

Walker. The house was built for Robert by a man named Hanks about the time

that Phillip Walker, (his grandfather) was four years of age, which

indicates that the house was built about 1814.

Land Transaction Records

1. In a deed dated November 15, 1784, Barney Grimes and Mary his wife, conveyed to William Walker 100 acres of land located on the south branch of Little River, it being part of a 360 acre tract of land granted to Thomas Perkins by John, Earl of Granville, December 6, 1761.  2. In a deed dated July 3, 1787, Thomas Riggs conveyed to William Walker 100 acres of land located on the waters of Little River. 

3. In a deed dated April 7, 1788, Alexander Hunter and Susannah his wife,

conveyed to William Walker 200 acres located on the south side of the

North Fork of Little River.

4. In a deed dated December 30, 1789, James Riggs conveyed to William Walker 100 acres of land located on the waters of Little River. 

5. In a deed dated December 14, 1791, John Mitchell and Elizabeth his

wife, conveyed to William Walker 213 acres of land located on the waters

of Eno River.

6. In a deed dated August 30, 1793, William Walker conveyed this tract of

land to Levi Whitehead (Whitted?).

7. In a deed dated November 28, 1793, William Walker conveyed this tract

of land to William Dunnegan.

8. In a deed dated April 22, 1794, William Walker conveyed this tract of

land to Robert Walker.

9. In a deed dated April 22, 1794, William Walker conveyed this tract of

land to Robert Walker.

10. In a deed dated February 17, 1794, William Walker conveyed this tract

of land to William Roark.

The aforementioned land transactions indicates that William Walker Sr’s earliest known land purchases in Orange County were in November 1784.  Also, that he purchased other tracts of land in the years that followed. 

This indicates the probability that William came into Orange County about

1767, his eldest son, Robert, was born in 1767 in North Carolina, and that

William disposed of his real estate holdings not later the April 1794. It

is also noted that the two April 1794 land transactions were to his eldest

son Robert. This was about the time William left Orange County, North

Carolina for his return to Canada.

GRIMSBY, CLINTON AND NORFOLK COUNTIES, ONTARIO, CANADA:

Around 1794, William Walker Sr., with his wife Sarah, nine of their children, David and Elizabeth Palmer’s family, and the widow Margaret McCool’s family came to Grimsby and Clinton Twps, Lincoln County, Ontario.  In his petition for land dated July 10, 1794, William states he was in the army of Lord Cornwallis and that he has just arrived with his family, four of which are men able to bear arms, from North Carolina. He further states he has suffered everything but death by the American Revolution. He had property in eight hundred acres of land taken from him and sold by the rebels. William further pledges he faithfully adhered to the British Government and can procure witnesses of his loyalty. He requested an allotment of land adequate to his family and asked that his long travel, nearly one thousand miles be considered. 

On July 12, 1796, William states that he has received for himself and

family, consisting of a wife and nine children, twelve hundred acres,

Grant No. 139, and praying for additional lands at the Long Point

Settlement. The land granted to William Walker Sr. was located in Grimsby

Township Lots 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, Con VII. Later the map of Clinton

Township, shows William Walker Sr. had also received Lots 19 & 20, Con. B,

F, and I on the shore of Lake Ontario, where he and his family lived until

his death in 1819. This land was at the end of “The Thirty Road”, which at

that time was known as “The Harbour”, a port of call for lakeboats for

many years. William Walker Sr., a Loyalist from North Carolina, is

credited with having been Clinton Township’s first settler. He was active

in the social and business life of both Clinton and Grimsby Townships. In

1804, William was recorded as one of five “Freeholders” to choose two

representatives of the district to run for members of the Assembly of

Upper Canada and his name was on the voters list of 1812, 1816, and on all

subscription lists for the building of the first church in Grimsby

township.

In 1796, the following of William’s children were granted their own lots

in Townsend Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario (Long Point Settlement) with their

families and had cleared over ten acres: Ralph Walker Lot 8 Con 7, Isaac

Walker Lot 8 Con 8, William Walker,Jr Lot 1 Con 9, and John Walker Lot 2

Con 8.

In the years 1861 through 1890, several of the children of those named

above moved their families to Kent, Montcalm, Ionia, and Saginaw Counties,

Michigan.

 

ELDEST ANCESTOR

WILLIAM WALKER Sr. FAMILY: (TO BE KNOWN HEREAFTER AS WILLIAM SR. 9) 9. William Walker Sr. b.1743 d.1819 Grimsby Twp. 1st m.1767, Sarah (Unknown) b.1746 d.1806 Grimsby Twp. William 2nd m.aft.1806, Elizabeth Baldwin b.1762 d.1817 Grimsby Twp.

William was in the army of Lord Cornwallis. He named his home “Walker Hall”, which still stands on the shore of Lake Ontario in Clinton Twp. on the original Crown lands granted to him in 1794. His grandson, John S. 

Walker built onto the Hall in 1848. The Hall is now a Teashop and is no

longer owned by the Walker family.

CEMETERY: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Churchyard, Grimsby, Ont. The

inscriptions and dates read:

“Erected to the memory of William Walker Sr. who departed this life October 22 1819, in the 76th year of his age.”

“Here lies the body of Sarah Walker, b.1746, wife of William Walker who

departed this life the 6th day of April 1806, in the 60th year of her

age.”

“Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Walker, second wife of William Walker. 

Born 1762, she departed this life on June 25, 1817 in the 55 th year of

her age.”

NOTE: The following Will was transcribed from a photocopy of the old,

original hand-written Will of William Walker Sr. The photocopy was

somewhat difficult to transcribe and transcription errors were inevitable,

due to some guesswork in reading it.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

In The Name of God Amen, I, William Walker of the Township of Clinton, County of Lincoln and District of Niagara, Yeoman, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and knowing its appointed for all men once to die, being weak and infirm in body but of (sound?) mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God - do make ordain and constitute this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following - That is to say first I give and commit my soul unto the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and christian like manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named and as to my worldly estate where with it hath pleafed (pleased) Almighty God to blef (bless) me with I give Bequeath and Dispose of in the following manner - That is To Say First I give to my eldest son Robert Walker, In Orange County State of North Carolina, the sum of One Hundred Pounds New York Currency if called for within the space of seven years after my decease. 

I give to my son John the like sum of one hundred pounds of like money.

I give to my son William the sum of one hundred pounds like money. 

I give to my son Ralph Walker the sum of Four Hundred pounds like money as

above said and I give and bequeath to my son Thomas one Hundred pounds

like money.

I also give and bequeath to my grandson Archibal McKool, son of William McKool, the sum of two hundred pounds like money. 

I give and bequeath to my son Phillip the sum of one hundred pounds like

money all the above said gifts and bequeaths to be paid in one year after

my decease.

I also give to my daughter Margaret Mckool one hundred pound like money to

be paid her by my executors in year after my decease together with my

large cafe (case) of drawers. I Alfo (also) give to my daughter Sarah

McKool the sum of one hundred pounds like money and in like manner,

together with my beft (best) bed and bedding with the curtains thereunto

belonging.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Henry the sum of five pounds like

money.

I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Sarah Henry my small cheft (chest) of drawers. I alfo (also) give to my granddaughter, Elizabeth Walker, daughter of my son Ifaac (Isaac), two hundred pounds like money as afore said together with my long smoking coat. 

I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Catharina Walker, daughter of my said son Isaac, one hundred pounds like money to be paid to my said granddaughters as they may severally come of lawful age. 

I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Sarah Walker, daughter of my said

son Isaac, the sum of twenty pounds like and to paid in like manner when

she becomes of lawful age.

I also will and order that my dwelling houfe (house) and lot wherein I now

live with the appurtenances, thereunto belonging to sold by my executors

with the two years after my deceafe (decease) and the money arising

therefrom to be disposed of for the following manner, that is to say, I

give to my two daughters, Margaret and Sarah McKool, fifty pounds each out

of the last mentioned property of my said houfe (house) and lot the

remainder to be equally divided among my three sons to wit, Ralph, Thomas

and Philip and my granddaughter, Elizabeth Walker, daughter of my said son

Isaac, and I do further will and order that all the remainder of personal

property not heretofore bequeathed shall be sold by my executors and the

money arising therefrom to be equally divided among all the legatees

heretofore named both children and grandchildren excepting my son Robert

and my grandaughter, Sarah, daughter of John Henry, and lastly I do by

these presents nominate and appoint my sons Ralph Walker and Thomas Walker

and my trusty friend Jonathan Woolverton, Executors of this my Last Will

and Testament and I do hereby revoke all former Wills or Executors by me

made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto let my hand and seal this

thirteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight

hundred and nineteen “1819”...

Signature:

William Walker

Signed, Sealed, published, and declared by the above named William Walker

to be his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us who have here unto

subscribed our names in his presents and in the presents of each other - -

Note: The word “among” between the eleventh and twelfth line from the bottom of the second page is underlined before being signed by:

Alexander McNaught

Ambrose Gillmore

Jonathan Woolverton.

Children are:

8. Robert Walker b.1767 NC d.1826 NC

8. John Walker b.1769 NC d.1857 Norfolk Co.,Ont. 

8. William Walker Jr. b.1770 NC d.1824 Norfolk Co., Ont.

8. Margaret Walker b.1773 NC d.1838 Norfolk Co., Ont.

8. Ralph Walker Sr. b.1775 NC d.1859 Grimsby Twp., Ont.

8. Isaac Walker b.1776 NC d.1812 buried in Grimsby Twp., Ont.

8. Thomas Walker b.1780 NC d.1845 Grimsby Twp., Ont.

8. Sarah Walker b.1784 NC

8. Philip Walker b.1785 NC d.1865 Halton Co., Ont.

8. Ann (Nancy?) Walker b.1787 NC d.1827 Clinton Twp., Ont.

 

FAMILY GROUPS

ROBERT WALKER FAMILY: (William Sr. 9)

8. Robert Walker b.1767 NC d.1826 NC m.1791, Eleanor Latta b.1774 NC d.1836 NC **Eleanor was the daughter of John Latta Sr. and Suzanna (unknown). 

Robert Walker remained in North Carolina when his father, William Walker

Sr., moved the rest of the family to Grimsby and Clinton Twps., Lincoln

Co., Ontario, Canada.

Note: The letters NC refers to Little River Twp., Orange Co., North

Carolina unless otherwise specified.

CEMETERY: Robert Walker Family Cemetery

Location - Off State Road 1003, south side. Down a dirt road, turn to the right at Norman Walker’s Quail Sign, go passed two brick houses to the intersection. George Thomas Walker lived in the old Walker home place to the left, cemetery is to the east of house, surrounded by a rock wall. 

Survey - This cemetery was surveyed on February 10, 1976.

Graves that are Marked - There were fifteen marked graves.

Graves that are Unmarked - There were five unmarked graves. 

Of the unmarked graves, two are identified as being Eleanor and Robert’s

children.

Current Status - Approximately forty feet by forty feet and surrounded by

rock wall. This is the Walker Cemetery shown on G. P. Stout’s map of

Orange County.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

In the name of God, Amen! I, Robert Walker, of Orange County, North

Carolina, do make and ordain this instrument to be my last will and

testament, Viz:

In the first place: I direct my executors to pay all debts that I may

justly owe at the time of my death.

Second: I give to my wife, Eleanor, during her life one hundred acres of land lying on the east side of the Black Jack branch, to be laid out in such a manner as to include the dwelling house, out houses, orchards, etc. 

One negro girl named Cynthia. All the house and kitchen furniture, two

work horses, two pair of gear, two ploughs, two hoes, two axes, four head

of milch cows, and all the field hogs.

Third: I direct that the property hereby devised to my wife for life, be sold by my executors (the land excepted) after her death and the money arising from such sale to be equally divided amoung my children living at the time of her death, except my daughter Elizabeth Petterson (Patterson), whom I expressly exclude from any part thereof.  Forth: I give and devise to my sons, John and William Walker, the land lying on the west side of the Black Jack branch, to be equally divided between them. But from this devise, so much land to be taken as will with the land on the south side of the Little River at Riches’ Ford make up twenty acres. These twenty acres, to be made up in the manner before mentioned, I give and devise to my sons: John, William, Robert, and Phillip as tenants in common for the erection thereon of a water grist mill for the use of my said sons jointly and their joint heirs.  Fifth: I give and devise to my sons Robert and Phillip, all the lands on the east side of the Black Jack branch remaining after taking out the part devised to my wife for her life, to be equally divided between them.  Sixth: I give and devise to my son George W. Walker, the land and appurtenances devised to my wife for life, after her death. I direct likewise in case that my said son should die before his arrival at full age, that the land devised to him should be equally divided among my other four sons or the survivors of them. Should my son George arrive of age in his mother’s lifetime, I direct that he have the use of such part of the plantation as she can conveniently spare him. Should my wife die before George comes of age, I direct my daughter Sally have the use of the land devised to George until he comes of age. 

Seventh: I give and devise to my daughters Sally and Peggy Jane (and

Polly) three hundred acres of land on the waters of Flat river, to be

equally divided between them.

Eighth: I give and devise to my daughter Sally, one bed and furniture and stand of drawers and the sum of fifty dollars in money, exclusive of her share of my estate after her mother’s death as herein above directed.  Ninth: I give and devise to each of my children when of full age (my son John and my daughter Elizabeth Petterson (Patterson) excepted) one horse, saddle, and bridle of the value of fifty dollars. 

Tenth: I give and devise to my grand daughter Elizabeth Walker the sum of

fifteen dollars to be paid at the discretion of my executors on her coming

of age.

Eleventh: I give and devise to my son John the sum of fifty dollars in

trust for the sole use and separate benefit of my daughter Elizabeth

Patterson and her children, to be laid out by him in manner and applied by

him in such a way as he may think best for her and them. Twelfth: I give

and devise to the Reverend Wm. M. Green, in trust for the benefit of the

Protestant Episcopal Church in this state, the sum of twenty five dollars.

Thirteenth: After taking out a year’s support for my wife and family, I devise that the balance of my personal property, not herein otherwise disposed of, be sold and the money arising therefrom be applied to the payments of debts and legacies, and the residue be equally divided among and between my wife and children, except Elizabeth Patterson for whom I intend no further provision than that which is intended in the devise to my son John in trust for her benefit. I appoint my sons John and William executors of this my last will and testament.  In testimony of all which I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this sixth day of February A.D. 1826.

Signature:

Robert X Walker (SEAL)

(X is his mark, not middle initial)

Signed sealed and published in the presence of:

Wm. B. Jameson

Ezekiel Laws

November 1826 Term of Court, John Walker was appointed Guardian to Robert,

Phillip, George, Polly and Peggy Walker, infant orphans of Robert Walker,

deceased, who entered into bond with Wm. B. Jameson and Wm. Nichols,

securities, in the sum of one thousand dollars.

Children are:

7. Elizabeth “Jane or Betsey” Walker (Robert8,William9) b.1794 NC d.1857

Seeleyville, IN m.1816, Thomas Bowen Patterson b.1787 NC d.1847

Seeleyville, IN.

Elizabeth and Thomas are buried close to Clay Co, IN.

Children are:

6. Thomas J. Patterson b.1825 NC d.1857 Seeleyville, IN

6. James Robert Patterson b.1820 NC d.1865 Greenville, LA. 1st m.1844

Parke Co., IN, Elizabeth Hamilton b.abt.1824 d.aft.1845. James 2nd

m.abt.1846, Elizabeth Straine b.1826 Montezuma, IN d.1901 Chrisman, IL

Children of James and Elizabeth (Hamilton) are:

5. John E. Patterson b.1845 d.1877 m. Sarah M. Taber.

Children of James and Elizabeth (Straine) are:

5. James William Patterson b.1847 m. Margaret Ann Shappell

Children are:

4. James Clifford Patterson b.1880 Chrisman, IL d.1957 Ft. Smith, AR. 1st

m.1900, Woodward, OK, Olina (Ollie) Buckallew b.1884 Stahl, MO d.1913

Woodward, OK James 2nd m.1926 AR, Robbie Inez Dougan b.1905 Crawford Co.,

AR d.1980 Ft. Smith, AR. Children of James and Olina are:

3. Opal Beulah Patterson b.1901 Dewey Co., OK d.1986 Ft. Smith. m.1919,

J.B. Smith b,1897 Standley, OK d.1975 Ft. Smith.

Children are:

2. All living.

3. Maudie Mae Cecilia Patterson b.1903 Oconto, NB d.1990 Ft. Smith, AR

m.1920, Sidney Thomas Brannon b.1898 Antlers, OK d.1965 Ft. Smith, AR.

Children are:

2. All living.

3. Mabel Ida Patterson b.1905 Oconto, NB d.1979 Ft. Smith, AR 1st m.1926,

Ben Sparkman b.1901 Ft. Smith, AR d.1949 Ft. Smith, AR. Mabel 2nd m.1955

Poteau, OK, Robert Hoth d.1980 Ft. Smith, AR.

Children are:

2. None.

3. William Heywood Patterson b.1907 Oconto, NB d.1980 Ft. Smith, AR m.1939, Inodean Chaffin b.1919 Mansfield, OK Children are:

2. None.

3. Alma/Elmo Patterson b.March 1909 d.April 1909.

3. Claude Emory Patterson b.1910 Bridgeport, NB d.1974 Ft. Smith, AR m.1934, Mary Belle Ruth.

Children are:

2. All living.

3. Helen Edna Patterson b.1912 Bridgeport, NB d.1975 Santa Monica, CA 1st m. J.D. Center. Helen 2nd m. Jim Harris.

Children are:

2. All living.

Children of James and Robbie are:

3. James Clifford Patterson Jr b.1928 Ft. Smith, AR m.1952 Sebastian Co.,

AR, Mary Ann Mowrey b.1926.

Children are:

2. All living.

3. Johnny Wayne Patterson b.1929 Ft. Smith, AR d.1999 Ft. Smith, AR.  m.1951 Little Rock, AR, Beverly Ann Smith b.1930 (Carroll Smith House).

Children are:

2. All living.

6. Martin Patterson

6. Hardin W. Patterson b.1817 NC d.1843 Seeleyville, IN.

6. Mary Ann Patterson m. John Watkins.

6. Caroline Patterson b.1827 NC d.1859 Seeleyville, IN.

6. Elizabeth A. Patterson b.1835 Vigo Co., IN.

6. George W. Patterson b.1836 Vigo Co., IN d.1863.

6. Jane Patterson m. (unknown) Kilbee.

6. Sarah Patterson m. Reuben Kebler.

6. Margaret E. Patterson b.1830 Edgar Co., IL m. William L. Gilbert.

Margaret and William lived in Clay Co., IN.

Children are:

5. They had four sons.

7. John Walker (Robert8,William9) b.abt.1796 m.1829, Mary Perkins (or Mary

Pauline) Latta b.abt.1812 d.186-

**Mary was the daughter of Joseph Latta and Sarah Cabe. 

John traveled to Grimsby, Ontario after his grandfather, William Walker

Sr, died in 1819 to collect his father’s inheritance.

Children are:

6. Martha Walker b.1833

6. Tamesia Walker b.1834

6. Nancy Walker b.1836

6. Mary Walker b.1837

6. Henry Walker b.1840

6. John Walker b.1842

6. Rachael Walker b.1844

6. Robert Joseph Walker b.1846 d.1914 m. (unknown)

Children are:

5. Houston J. Walker

6. Charles Walker b.1848

6. Sarah Walker b.1849

7. Sarah “Sally” Walker (Robert8,William9) b.abt.1800

7. William R. Walker (Robert8,William9) b.1808 d.1881 m.1836, Amelia

“Mollie” Carrington b.1807 d.bef.1881.

** Amelia was the daughter of William Barney Carrington and Mary Garrard.

CEMETERY: William R. Walker Family

Location - In south central Little River Township south of Caldwell, about a quarter mile from intersection of Hunt Road (State Road 1540) and Kiger Road (State Road 1541), Turn first road to left beyond George Thomas Walker’s house, beyond Marvin Walker’s house in sight of Dr. Peters from Duke-passed gates, turn left at house, passed pond. Two graves located behind cabin of Dr. Peters. Walker, Melia (Amelia) (b.1819 - d.1877)

Walker, William R (b.1808 - d.1882)

Comment - There was also a note: ‘Two graves, John Walker & Sally Walker -

two flat stones, no dates.’

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

In the name of God Amen, I, William R. Walker, being of sound mind and

memory do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in

manner and form as follows

1st I will my soul to God who gave it.

2nd I consign my body to the dust from whence it came. 

3rd It is my will for all of my burial expenses and funeral charges to be

paid.

4th It is my will for all of my just debts to be paid. 

5th I give and bequeath unto my son Levi S. Walker one third of my real

estate to include where he has settled.

6th I give and bequeath to my son William R. Walker Jr. one third of my real estate to include where he has settled. 

7th I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally W. Carden one third of my real estate to include the settlement where I now live. 

8th It is also my will and bequest for my three children Levi S. Walker,

William R. Walker and Sally W. Carden to divide my timberland equal among

themselves.

9th In addition to the above I bequeath my interest in the mill site on little river to my three children above named equal.  10th It is also my will and desire for forty feet square of land to be reserved for a cemetery to include where my wife is buried for the use of my family relatives or any other persons that may choose to and ? bequest I strictly desire to be adhered to by my three children in the division of my real estate any fruit that may be or fruit trees that may be included in foregoing said forty feet square of land reserved is to be for the use of my daughter Sally W. Carden or her heirs or assigns.  11th It is my desire that neither one of my children shall account to each other for any property that has been advanced to them by me. 

12th It is my desire that my daughter Sally W. Carden (W considered to

stand for Walker not her middle initial) shall have the bed bedstead &

furniture that she claims as hers in lieu of advancement made to my two

sons that they are not to account for.

13th It is also my will and desire for the residue of my household kitchen furniture crop stock and provisions that may be on hand at my death shall be divided equal among my three children. 

14th It is also my desire in conclusion to the foregoing that Wilie P. 

Gates have fifteen dollars to be paid by my executors for his benefit

along to send him to school buying books etc to said amount of fifteen

dollars

15th I hereby appoint constitute and empower my two sons Levi S. Walker &

William R. Walker my executors and my daughter Sally W. Carden my

executrix to pay all my just debts and settle my estate according to the

foregoing intent and bequests, signed sealed and executed in the presence

of (listed below)the day and date set forth.

Signature:

W. R. Walker (seal)

Witnesses:

J W McKee

James A McKee

Robert S. Walker

Children are:

6. Levi S. Walker b.1839

6. William R. Walker Jr. b.1840 d.1924 m.1871, Harriett Vaughn b.1847

d.1944.

Children are:

5. Josephine Walker b.1866 d.1944 m. Thomas Simpson Walker b.1846 d.1938. 

5. Addison Holden Walker b.1884 d.1967 m.1906, Donnie Ester Watkins b.1888

d.1968.

**Donnie was the daughter of Nelson Watkins and (unknown).

Children are:

4. Vergie Walker b.1907 m. Clet Roberson.

4. John Walker b.1909 d.1932.

4. Blannie Walker b.1910 m. Elwood Cramer.

4. Homerzella Walker b.1912 m. James Gates.

4. Marvin Walker b.1914 m. Rosabell (unknown).

4. Frederick Walker b.1916

4. Ruth Walker b.1917 d.1917.

4. Louise Walker b.1918 1st m. Ronald Evans Louise 2nd m. Clyde Bowden.

4. Pauline “Polly” Walker b.1921 1st m. Freddy LeClare. Pauline 2nd m.

Ruppert Holloway.

4. Elizabeth “Lib” Walker b.1923 m. Roy Clark.

4. Willard Walker (twin) b.1925 m. Jimmy Ferral. 

4. William Watkins “Bill” Walker (twin) b.1925 m.1954, Melba Ethel

Hawkins.

William was a furniture maker.

4. Infant Walker (stillborn) b.1927 d.1927.

4. Ned B. Walker b.1928 m. Evelyn Miller.

4. Allen Walker b.1930 m. Shirley (unknown).

Allen and Shirley divorced, no date.

4. Adeane Walker b.1932 m. T. R. Watson.

6. Ellen Garrard Walker b.1842 d.1843

6. Sarah (Sally?) Ann Walker b.1845 d.1892 m.1876, John W. Carden.

 

7. Robert F. Walker (Robert8,William9) b.1807 d.1870

Robert never married.

7. Phillip Walker (Robert8,William9) b.1810 d.1895 m.1837, Harriet B.

(Bryon?) Wilson b.1812 d.1889

**Harriet was the daughter of Samuel Wilson and Elizabeth (Unknown).

Children are:

6. Elizabeth Ellen G. Walker b.1838 d.bef.1892.

6. Robert Samuel Walker b.1840 d.1903.

6. Sarah Ann Walker b.1842

6. Felix S. Walker b.1843 d.1918.

Felix died at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. Co. 73, M.T.D.(Picture On Stone)

American Legion Marker.

6. John Henry Clay Walker b.1843 d.1928 m. Mary Laws b.1854 d.1941.

6. Thomas Simpson Walker b.1846 d.1938 m. Josephine Walker b.1866 d.1944.

** Josephine was the daughter of William R. Walker Jr. and Harriet Vaughn.

 

There is an American Legion Marker C.S.A. on Thomas’ grave.

Children are:

5. Phillip Walker b.1895 d.1895

5. George Thomas Walker b.1888 d.1977

OBITUARY: Died Sunday, 3 Jul 1977. The funeral for George Thomas Walker, 89, who died Sunday, will be held at 2 P.m. today in Walker’s Funeral Home Chapel by The Rev. Luaton Pettit. Burial will be in The Walker Family Cemetery. Surviving are two sisters Mrs. J. R. Coleman and Mrs. R. B. 

Tilley, both of Durham; and one brother, Clyde C. Walker of Rougemont.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

5. (Son) Walker b.1902 d.1902

5. Pervis P. Walker b.1904 d.1904

5. (Son) Walker b.1907 d.1907

5. (Daughter) Walker m. J.R. Tilley

5. (Daughter) Walker m. R.B. Coleman

5. Clyde C. Walker of Rougemont, NC

6. Mary Jane Walker b.1848

7. George Washington Walker Sr. (Robert8,William9) b.1811 d.1844 m.1837,

Lucy Ann Dortch b.1815 d.1892

**Lucy was the daughter of Young Dortch and Nancy Woods.  As previously noted in the Last will and Testament of Robert Walker, probated May 1826, Robert Walker devised to his wife Eleanor, during her life time, one hundred acres of land lying on the east side of Black Jack branch, to be laid out in such manner as stated in the will. Robert gave to his son George the land and appurtenances devised to his wife Eleanor for life, after her death. George obtained his inheritance in 1836. At Orange County Court, November 1844 Term, administration of the estate of George Walker, deceased, was granted to John Y. Dortch, who entered into bond with John McKerall and Young Dortch, securities, in the sum of two thousand dollars. At Orange County Court, November 1845 Term, Lucy A. 

Walker was appointed guardian to the minor children of George Walker,

deceased, to wit: William, Mary, Robert, and George Jr., who entered into

bond with Young Dortch and David Lockhart, her securities, in the sum of

two thousand dollars.

Children are:

6. Sarah Ellen Walker b.1838 d.1844

6. William S. Walker b.1840 d.1861

William S. Walker enlisted in the Confederate Army, Sept. 10, 1861,

Company K, 19th Regiment, 2nd North Carolina Cavalry. He was promoted 4th

sergeant. He died at Camp Washington, NC from complication resulting from

a case of measles.

6. Mary Walker b.1841 d.1908 m.1869, Archibald Crabtree ** Archibald was the son of William Crabtree and Cynthia Latta 6. Robert Young Walker b.1842 d.1914 1st m.1868, Nancy Jane Cole b.1850 d.1881. Robert 2nd m.1888, Ruth Jackson Miller b.1848 d.1935. 

** Nancy was the daughter of James A. Cole and Jane Latta.

** Ruth Miller is the daughter of John Miller and Martha M. Jackson. 

Robert Y. Walker served in Company K, 19th Regiment, 2nd North Carolina

Cavalry. He returned from the war on Dec. 17, 1868.

Children of Robert and Nancy are:

5.Lucy Walker b.1871 d.1896

5.Robert Yates Walker b.1872 d.1885

5. Edna Mary Walker b.1874 d.1904

5. Elizabeth Harris Walker b.1876 d.1906

5. Charles Young Walker b.1877 d.1962

5. Tinnie S. Walker b.1879 d.1900

Children of Robert and Ruth are:

5. Miller Jackson Walker b.1893

6. George Washington Walker Jr b.1844 d.1924 m.1867, Cynthia Frances

Crabtree b.1846 d.1914.

**Cynthia was the daughter of William Crabtree and Cynthia Latta. 

George W. Walker served in Company K, 19th Regiment, 2nd North Carolina

Cavalry. He returned from the war on November 7, 1867.

Children are:

5. Mary Ellen Walker b.1868 NC d.1965 NC m.1893, Rena Jackson Latta b.1863

d.1931.

**Rena was the son of Thomas Latta and Elizabeth Crabtree.

Children are:

4. Lacy Latta b.1894 NC

4. Elizabeth Frances Latta b.1895 NC m.1919 NC, Charles C. Coles

4. Roxie Bell Latta b.1897 NC d.1958 NC

4. William Caleb Latta b.1899 NC d.1958 NC

4. Eugene Washington Latta b.1901 NC

4. Mary Virginia Latta b.1904 NC d.1990 1st m., Graydon M. Preddy. Mary

2nd m.1927, Alfred B. Wester

4. Ralph Jones Latta b.1909 NC

5. William Young Walker b.1871 NC d.1976 m.1899, Ada Lucy Latta b.1879 d.1924 ** Ada was the daughter of Henry Latta and Artelia Horton.

Children are:

4. Eunice Francis Walker b.1900 NC d.1976 NC m.1919, Pleas Massey Holloway

**Pleas was the brother of Shell Allen Holloway.

Children are:

3. Spence Massey Holloway b.1921 m. Elizabeth Burgess.

Children are:

2. Two sons.

3. William Howard Holloway b.1926

3. Peggy Walker Holloway b.1929 m. Eugene Wilson.

Children are:

2. Two sons, one daughter.

4. Vera Lucy Walker b.1902 NC m.1919, Shell Allen Holloway.

**Shell was the brother of Pleas Holloway.

Children are:

3. Lynwood Shelton Holloway b.1922 m. Alene Elizabeth Crabtree.

**Alene was the daughter of Joseph Crabtree and Buluah Scott.

Children are:

2. One son, two daughters.

3. Edith Wadell Holloway b.1923 m. Pete Wrenn.

Children are:

2. One daughter.

3. Bill Holloway b.1925.

3. Craven Holloway b.1926 m. Mary Burgess.

Children are:

2. Three children.

3. Lucy Frances Holloway b.1928

3. Nancy Marie Holloway b.1930

3. Elry Holloway b.1932 m. Peggy Salmon.

Children are:

2. One son, one daughter.

3. Alice Holloway b.1933

3. Wayne Holloway b.1935 m. Peggy Jean Crabtree.

**Peggy was the daughter of Joseph Crabtree and Buluah Scott.

Children are:

2. One son , two daughters.

3. Anthony Holloway b.1937

3. Joyce Holloway b.1938 m. Howard Trickey.

Children are:

2. One daughter.

4. Koma Walker b.1905 NC 1st m., Travis Blalock. Koma 2nd m., Dean Jones.

Children of Koma and Travis are:

3. James Gordon Blalock b.1926 m. Clara (unknown).

Children are:

2. Two sons.

Children of Koma and Dean are:

3. Norfleet Jones b.1944 m. Sarah (unknown).

Children are;

2.    One son.

4. Pearl Jones Walker b.1907 NC m. William Smith Whitaker.

Children are:

3.    Alta Fayes Whitaker b.1944 d.1990 m. Jerry Foushee.

Children are:

2. One daughter.

4.    Carl Thomas Walker b.1911 NC m.1942, Martha Lucettie Walker.

Children are:

3. Kenneth Carl Walker b.1944 m. Marilyn Laws.

Children are:

2. One son, one daughter.

3. Rebecca Ann Walker b.1950 m.1969, Robert H. Smith.

Children are:

2. Two daughters.

4. William Herman Walker b.1916 NC m.1947, Helen Evangeline Pierce b.1917

d.1999.

Children are:

3. Ada Howell Walker b.1951 Durham, NC m.1972 Durham, Thomas Mahlon

Beakes.

Children are:

2. One daughter.

3. Patrica Lane Walker b.1955 Durham, NC m.1978 Durham, Rex Trent

Deffenbaugh.

Children are:

2. Two sons.

4. Max Latta Walker b.1924 NC m.1950, Bryanoleene or Bryanalene Lunsford.

Children are:

3. Kelly Arden Walker b.1956 d.1992.

3. Wendy Young Walker b.1952 m. Lee Nelson.

Children are:

2. Three sons, one daughter.

5. Robert Y. Walker m. June Berry

5. Cora Louisa Walker b.1873 NC d.1898 NC m.1892 NC, William Allen Rhew b.1868 d.1944.

Children are:

4. Fannie Fulton Rhew b.1893 NC d.1986

4. Mary Effie Rhew b.1896 NC d.1980

4. Cora Louisa Rhew b.1898 NC d.1898 NC

William Rhew first married Cora Louisa Walker, after her death in

childbirth, he married her sister Dora Lee Walker. Rumor had it that Cora

and Dora were twins this has been proven untrue. Cora’s children were

raised with Dora’s children, who were their half siblings and first

cousins.

5. John Wesley Walker b.1875 NC d.1964 NC m.1913 NC, Margaret Frances

Latta b.1892 d.1977.

**Margaret was the daughter of Henry Latta and Artelia Horton.

Children are:

4. Lois Frances Walker b.1914 NC m.1941, Charles Lewis Blalock.

Children are:

3. Charles Wesley Blalock b.1952 m. Brenda Frances Burch.

Children are:

2. One son, one daughter.

4. Grover Warren Walker b.1916 NC d.1987 NC m.1952, Emma Bailey.

Children are:

3. Yvonne Bailey Walker m.1955, Richard McDowell.

Children are:

2. One daughter.

5. David Samuel Walker b.1877 NC d.1966 NC m.1901, Iva Ann Latta b.1877

d.1942.

**Iva was the daughter of Henry Latta and Artelia Horton.

Children are:

4. Guy Jones Walker b.1902 NC d.1973 m.1925, Opie Read Umstead. 

4. William Clyde Walker Sr b.1904 Durham, NC m.1933, Martha Breeze

Browning.

Children are:

3. Betsy Caine Walker

3. William Clyde Walker Jr b.1940 m. Martha Ann (unknown).

Children are:

2. One son, one daughter.

3. Wayne Browning Walker

4. Mary Frances Walker b.1906 d.2001 NC m.1940, Paul Lockhart Browning.

4. Henry Samuel Walker b.1910 NC m. Mildred Marie “Billie” Housewright.

Children are:

3. David Sylvester Walker b.1942 m. (unknown).

Children are:

2. Two daughters.

3. Michael Housewright Walker b.1944 m. Susan Carol Ray.

Children are:

2. Two sons, one daughter.

3. Iva Ann Walker

4. Harry Walker b.1912 NC d.1959 NC m.1939, Eleanor Kelly Browning.

Children are:

3. Cynthia Anne Walker

3. Harriet Kelly Walker

3. Joanna Walker

4. Marvin Ormond Walker b.1915 NC d.1998 m.1940, Mildred Aline Broach.

Children are:

3. Carolyn Joyce Walker b.1941 m. Fred Braswell.

Children are:

2. One son, one unknown.

3. Larry Marvin Walker b.1949 m. Deborah (unknown).

Children are:

2. Two sons, one unknown.

5. Rona Walker b.1880 NC d.1881 NC.

5. Dora Lee Walker b.1882 NC d.1968 NC m.1900 NC, William Allen Rhew

b.1868 d.1944.

Note: See Cora Louisa Walker above.

Children are:

4. Minnie Lee Rhew b.1903 NC d.1988 m.1928, Andrew Jackson Cheek.

Children are:

3. Doris Lee Cheek b.1928 m.1949, William Green Link.

Children are:

2. Three sons.

4. Oma Jones Rhew b.1905 NC d.1957 m.1933, Charles Jordan James. 

4. Eva Breeze Rhew b.1906 NC d.1927

4. George Washington Rhew b.1908 NC d.1917

4. William Allen Rhew b.1911 NC d.1969

4. Cheatham Hester Rhew b.1913 NC m. Dorothy Johnson 4. David Curtis Rhew b.1915 NC m.1949, Alice Farmer. 

4. Lee Holloway Rhew b.1918 NC m.1944, Betty Bader.

5. George Cleveland Walker b.1884 NC d.1885 NC.

5. Gaston P. Walker b.1886 d.1948 m.1917, Myrtle Umstead b.1886 d.1976. 

5. Estelle Frances Walker b.1889 NC d.1974 m.1907 David Ernest Latta

b.1884 d.1936.

**David was the son of Henry Latta and Artelia Horton.

Children are:

4. Ruth Louisa Latta b.1908 NC d.1999 NC m.1934, Thomas Rupert Pender.

Children are:

3. Nancy Faydene Pender b.1936 m. (unknown) Watson.

Children are:

2. One daughter.

3. William David Pender b.1938 d. (deceased).

3. Robert Thomas Pender b.1943 m. Linda (unknown).

3. Frances Susan Pender b.1944 m. Harold Turbyfill.

Children are:

2. One daughter.

7. Margaret Jane “Peggy” Walker (Robert8,William9) b.abt.1813 m.1837,

William Dickson b.abt.1811.

Children are:

6. Mary E. Dickson b.1838

6. James Dickson b.abt.1841

6. Rachel G. Dickson b.abt.1843

6. Margaret E. Dickson b.1847

7. Mary “Polly” Walker (Robert8,William9) b.abt.1815 m.1836, James Montgomery b.abt.1811.

Children are:

6. Green Montgomery b.1837

6. Martha Montgomery b.1840 d.1925

6. Louisa Ann Montgomery b.1842 d.1879

6. William Montgomery b.1844

6. Mary Jane Montgomery b.1846

 

 

 

JOHN WALKER FAMILY: (William Sr. 9)

8. John Walker b.1769 NC d.1857 Townsend Twp. m.bef.1807, Eleanor Muckle b.1779 Niagara Twp., NY d.1861 Townsend Twp. 

**Eleanor was the daughter of John Muckle and (unknown).  John requested Lot 2, Con 8 in Townsend Twp. He and Eleanor cleared over ten acres while awaiting verification of his land petition which was granted in 1799. In 1801, John Walker sold to Fredrick Sovereen two hundred acres 2/8 To. and in 1806, John sold Lots 9 & 10, Con 12 in Grimsby Twp. to Robert Nelles. John and Eleanor were listed on the 1805 (not official) Norfolk census, showing John age 37 and Eleanor age 25 living in Windham, Wentworth Twp., his occupation was listed as a farmer. 

According to court records, John Walker was convicted in 1815 for profane

swearing, fined five shillings.

Children are:

7. Baldwin Walker (John8,William9) b.1807 Oakland, Brant Co. d.1874

Townsend Twp. m. Eleanor (unknown) b.1813 d.1880 Townsend Twp.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

WILL: --- ? --- instrument witneseth that, I, Baldwin Walker of the

township of Townsend in the county of Norfolk and province of Ontario,

Yeoman being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my

last will and testament in the manner following to wit. My will is that my

funeral charges and just debts shall be paid by my executors to be -- ? --

after -- ? --. The residue of my estate and effects of what kind so ever

which shall not be required for this payment of my just debts and funeral

charges I devise and dispose of as follows that is to say:

I give and devise to my sisters Ellen Walker and Mary Walker the whole of my real and personal estate and effects during their natural lives and at the decease of my two said sisters it is my will and desire that this said property shall be sold as soon as convenient thereafter and the proceeds thereof is equally divided amongst my three brothers John Walker, Ralph Walker and Isaac Walker and Ellen Smith (daughter of William Walker). 

I hereby appoint John Walker and Isaac Walker executors of this my last

will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness

thereof I have hereunto set my hand --?-- affixed my seal this the sixth

day of April --?-- 1874.

Signature:

Baldwin Walker

Children are:

(None found)

7. John M. Walker (John8,William9) b.1811 d.1881 m.1839, Elizabeth Schuyler b.1819 d.1886.

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH: John M. Walker died: May 4, 1881 70y 1m 17 d, Farmer- Townsend, Illness: Inflammation of the Lungs- 3 days. Dr. L.N. 

Collver, Alex Duncombe Information given: Lewis Walker, Villa Nova

Religion: Methodist.

Children are:

6. Lewis Walker b.1839 d.1923 m.1874 Rockford, Grey Co., Ont, Mary Porter b.1849 Darlington d.1928.

**Mary was the daughter of Thomas Porter and Mary Baker.

OBITUARY: Early Saturday morning, March 24, marked the passing of Mr.  Lewis Walker of the village of Villa Nova, one of the pioneer residents of Norfolk County. Mr. Walker was the son of John M. and Elizabeth Walker and was born on the old Walker farm about one mile north of the village on Sept. 25, 1839, where he lived for 71 years. In 1910 he took up his residence in Waterford where he lived for about 10 years and since with his daughter Mrs. Wanley M. Goble. While he had been somewhat indisposed for several month, was not confined to the house until about two weeks ago when he fell and broke his hip. From the day of the accident he showed signs of failing very fast until his death. The funeral was held from the Goble residence, “Homewood”, to Greenwood cemetery, on March 25th, services being conducted by the Rev. S. H. Lamb. A number of floral offerings were silent tributes of love and esteem in which he was held in the community. Besides his widow and Mrs. Gable he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fiebig of Stratford, Ontario, and one son, Archie of Chicago, Ill. The pall bearers were Wanley Goble, Norman Fiebig, Archie Walker, Archie Goble, Chas. Fiebig, Fred Goble.  OBITUARY: It is indeed with regret that we have to chronicle the death of Mary Porter, wife of the late Lewis Walker, at the age of 83 years. Her death took place on May 5th after a number of years of failing health. She was one of Villa Nova’s most highly respected and esteemed citizens. Mrs.  Walker was one of a retiring nature giving most of her time to her home and family and was a devoted mother. The hospitality of Mrs. Walker’s home was extended to all in the most hearty manner which betokened her kindly character. In her early life she took Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the United church of Rockford (Methodist) and later after her marriage of Villa Nova Methodist church. Mrs. Walker was born near Bowmanville in Darlington township and she was the eldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Porter and at an early age moved with her parents to Townsend where she spent almost her entire life. A family of three children, Mrs. Wanley Goble, of Villa Nova, Mrs. N. R. Fiebig, of Stratford and Mr. A. A. Walker of Vittoria, are left to mourn their loss, also three sisters, Mrs. J. Kortum, Mrs. J. Dunlop and Mrs. H. McCarter, and three brothers Mr. J. Porter, Mr. N. Porter and Mr. E. Porter. The funeral was held from the home of her daughter Mrs. Wanley Goble, Villa Nova, on May 7th at 2.30 p. m., the service being conducted by Rev. S. H.  Lamb, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The pallbearers were, Chas. Fiebig, her son Mr. A. A. Walker, two grandsons Mr. A. J.  Goble and Mr. Kenneth Fiebig, and two sons-in-law Mr. Wanley Goble and Mr.  N. R. Fiebig. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Pillow: the family. Wreaths: Code Cloak Co., of Toledo. Mr. and Mrs. J. McMillan of Stratford. Sprays: Helen and Kenneth Fiebig, of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. J. 

Dunlop, Villa Nova Baptist church, Central United Ladies Aid, Stratford,

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fiebig and Mrs. Annie Goble, Mr. and Mrs. William

O’Brian of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Goble and Pauline. Basket: Mr. 

and Mrs. Fred Goble, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Baldwin and Mrs. Margaret

McCarter and a beautiful Easter lily from Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Cows, of

Brantford.

WALKER - In Stratford, on Saturday morning, May 5th. 1928, Mary Porter,

wife of the late Lewis Walker, in her 84th year. Funeral was held on

Monday the 7th inst., from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wanley

Goble, at Villa Nova.

Children are:

5. Elizabeth Walker b.1882 Townsend Twp. d.1960 Waterford m.1900 Villa

Nova, Martin Wanley Gobles b.1878 Villa Nova d.1946 Villa Nova.

**Martin Wanley was the son of Jacob Goble and Annie Caroline Woodley.  WEDDING: Mr. Goble was 22 years of age, a bachelor and a farmer. Elizabeth Walker was 18 and spinster. The witnesses were Herbert Cunningham of Seaforth and Rebecca McLeren (McLaren) of Villa Nova. Mr. Goble was a Baptist and Elizabeth was a member of the Methodist church. The officiating minister was Rev. D. D. Burtch, marriage performed by license. 

Date of registration, 26 October 1900.

A PRETTY WEDDING: It is our happy privilege, this week, to report one of those pleasant events, which occasionally take place in every community, and which in most cases bring joy and happiness to the contracting parties. On Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 1900, the home of Mr. Lewis Walker, of Villa Nova was the scene of splendor and gayety, it being the marriage of his oldest daughter Lizzie to Mr. M. Wanley Goble. The house was tastefully decorated for the occasion with autumn flowers whose beauty and variety added an additional charm to the scene. At 2 o’clock p. m. the bridal party entered, accompanied by the familiar strains of Mendellshon’s wedding march, played by Miss Bertha McLaren. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Rebecca McLaren and the groom was accompanied by Mr. 

Herbert Cunningham, of Seaforth. The impressive ceremony of uniting the

two in the bonds of holy matrimony was performed by Rev. D. D. Burtch. The

bride was habited in a costume of silver grey, with trimmings of white

satin chiffon lace and pearl buckles and presented a picture of lovliness

and grace. She carried a bouquet of white and cream roses. The bridesmaid

was beautifully attired in pale blue silhouette and trimmings of cream

satin, silk lace and rhinestone buckles and carried a boquet of pink and

white carnations and smilax. The popularity of the wedded couple was

evidenced by the many beautiful costly and useful wedding presents which

they received. The groom’s present to the bride was a handsome set of

electric seal furs and his present to the bridesmaid was a beautiful gold

bracelet. After a dinner which excelled in variety, beauty and excellence,

the happy couple left on the evening train for Buffalo and other places

east, amidst showers of rice and accompanied by the best wishes of all for

their future happiness an prosperity. A message of congratulations was

received from relatives in California who were not able to be at the

wedding on account of the distance.

NEWS ITEM: Villa Nova Rural Union means business and is preparing to hold

a community day, June 27th. Mr. Wanley Goble is the new president and Miss

Cora McCarter Secretary. NEWS ITEM: New Car: Mr. Wanley Goble’s are

sporting a new Gray Dort car.

NEWS ITEM: Stratford Visit: Mr. and Mrs. Wanley Goble are spending this week in Stratford with Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Fiebig.  OBITUARY: Waterford - Among the many floral arrangements at the funeral of Mrs. Wanley Goble, wife of the late Wanley Goble, at Mott’s Funeral Home, on Sunday at 1 p.m. were those from Villa Nova Baptist Church, Neighbours, Young Adult Group and Hellyer Bros. There were a number of Gideon Bibles.  Among them two from the Farmer’s Livestock Auction. Rev. William Leaton was in charge and interment was in Greenwood Cemetery Waterford. The sympathy of the village is extended to Archie J. Goble and family, in the death of his mother, Mrs. Wanley Goble, on Thursday August 25, 1960. 

OBITUARY: Following an illness of several weeks, Wanley M. Goble died at

his home in Villa Nova, on Tuesday, December 3rd, in his 69 year. A son of

the late Jacob Goble and Annie Caroline Woodley, he was born in Villa

Nova, on August 13th 1878. He was married in 1900 to Elizabeth Walker, who

services besides one son Archie Goble of Villa Nova. One brother Fred

Goble of Waterford and three grandchildren. Mrs. Max Renner and Keith and

Arnold Goble. Mr. Goble was a ardent member of the Villa Nova Baptist

Church and a highly respected resident of the Villa Nova District. The

funeral service will be held from Mott Bro’s Funeral Home, Waterford, on

Friday, December 6th at 2:30 p.m. with interment in Greenwood Cemetery,

Waterford.

Child is:

4. Archie Jacob Gobles b.1902 Townsend Twp. d.1986 Simcoe, Norfolk Co.  m.1923 Villa Nova, Melba Florence Hall b.1902 Townsend Twp. d.1980 St. 

Thomas, Elgin Co.

**Melba was the daughter of Albert Hall and (unknown).

Archie and Melba owned a coal business.

WEDDING: Gobles-Hall A pretty June wedding took place in Villa Nova, at the home of the bride’s parents, on Wednesday afternoon, June 20th at 4 p.m., when Melba Florence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hall, was married to Archie J. Goble, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wanley Goble. The bride, who entered the drawing room on the arm of her father to the strains of Lohengrin’s Bridal Chorus, rendered by Miss Roma Wilson of Wilsonville, looked very pretty in a gown of ivory brocaded canton crepe, with radium lace and pearl trimmings, the panels being lined with pale yellow chiffon, and her embroidered veil caught with a wreath of orange blossoms. She wore the groom’s gift of a rope of pearls, and carried a shower bouquet of ophelia and sweetheart roses. Mrs. Bruce Wilson, only sister of the bride was matron of honor and was becomingly attired in a gown of ivory satin and silver lace, with a bouquet of sunset roses. The groom was supported by Mr. Bruce Wilson. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. S. H. Lamb, before a bank of roses, peonies and iris. During the signing of the register, Miss Edith Smith, cousin of the groom, sang very sweetly “Loves Coronation,” while Mendelsohn’s Wedding March was played softly during congratulations. A buffet luncheon was served on the lawn by six girl friends of the bride, the decorations tending to make and effective woodland scene. Later Mr. and Mrs. Goble left for a motor trip to Niagara Falls and points east, the bride traveling in a smart sand flat crepe dress, with small hat to match and a wrap of sand poiret twill. 

OBITUARY: Archie Jacob Goble, at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on

Sunday, May 4, 1986 in his 84th year, formerly of Villa Nova. Beloved

husband of the late Melba Hall (1980). Dear father of Keith and Arnold

Goble both of Villa Nova. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 18

great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son Albert (1939) and one daughter

Mrs. Max (Pauline) Renner (1986). Resting at Thompson-Mott Funeral Home,

Waterford. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Funeral service

Wednesday Morning at 11:00 from Villa Nova Baptist Church with Rev. Adolf

Hahn officiating. Interement Greenwood Cemetery.

Children are:

4. Albert Goble d.1939.

4. Pauline Edith Elizabeth Goble b.1925 d.1986 m. Max Renner.

4. Keith Goble.

4. Arnold Goble b.1930 Townsend Twp. d.1987 Simcoe m. Margaret Smith. 

OBITUARY: GOBLE - Arnold of R.R. 4 Waterford in his 58th year passed away

on Friday, October 30, 1987 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Beloved

husband of Margaret Smith. Dear father of Richard and his wife Christine

R.R. 4 Waterford; Carolyn and her husband Pete Berkel, R.R. 4 Waterford;

Jeffrey and his wife Jeni, Simcoe; Douglas and his wife Christine, Calgary, Alberta and John and his wife Wendy, R.R. 4 Waterford.  Predeceased by his parents Archie and Melba Goble, one sister Pauline Renner and one brother Albert. Mr. Goble rested at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford. Funeral service was held Monday November 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Villa Nova Baptist Church, Rev. Adolph Hahn officiated. 

Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Donations to Villa Nova Baptist Church

renovation fund would be appreciated.

CEMETERY: Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.

Children are:

3. Richard Goble m. Christine (unknown).

3. Caroline Goble m. Pete Berkel.

3. Jeffrey Goble m. Jeni (unknown).

3. Douglas Goble m. Christine (unknown).

3. John Goble m. Wendy (unknown).

5. Lillian M. Walker b.1889 Townsend Twp. m.1911 Waterford, Townsend Twp.,

Norman R. Fiebig b.abt.1886.

**Norman is the son of Godfrey Fiebig and (Unknown).

Lillian and Norman resided at Stratford. 

WEDDING: Fiebig-Walker On Wednesday of last week, at high noon, the

marriage of Mr. Norman R. Fiebig and Miss Lillie M. Walker was very

quietly solemnized by the Rev. Judson Truax, at the residence of the

brides parents, St. James Street, Waterford. The bride and groom were

unattended. The bride was very prettily gowned in steel gray silk, trimmed

with cream overlace and pale pink roses and carried a shower bouquet of

palest pink carnations and maiden hair fern. Among the many beautiful

gifts were a silver tea service from the groom, a beautiful parlor clock

from the groom’s father and mother, a case of silver from the bride’s

father and mother and a handsome cut glass water set from the bride’s

brother and many others to numerous to mention. The decorations were an

artistic scheme of pink and white, with the tables tastefully trimmed with

cut flowers and similax. The ceremony was performed under an arch of cedar

entwined with maple leaves and white asters. The brides going away gown

was a navy blue serge suit with hat to match. Amid showers of rice and

confetti Mr. and Mrs. Fiebig left on the 6:05 train for Toronto and

Buffalo for a short honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Fiebig will reside at

Stratford, where a beautiful new home awaits them.

Children are:

4. Kenneth Fiebig

4. Helen Fiebig

5. Archie Walker b.abt.1884

6. Matilda Walker b.1842

6. Ursula Walker b.1844

6. Elizabeth Walker b.1850

6. Sylvia Walker b.1851 Villa Nova d.1933 Villa Nova m.1871, John Alexander McLaren b.1849 Villa Nova d.1832 Villa Nova. 

**John was the son of John Alexander McLaren and Jane (unknown).

1891 - Norfolk County, Townsend Township:

McLaren, John Age: 41 Marital status: married Birthplaces of self: Ontario Father: Scotland Mother: Ireland Religion: Methodist Occupation: farmer Employed: one person Can read and write English. 

At the time of the census, the following persons were living with John and

Sylvia. Information is as follows:

McLaren John age 69, Birthplace: Scotland Religion: Presbyterian Origin:

Scotch Occupation: farmer Marital status: married. 

McLaren, Jane; age, 60; birthplace, Ontario; religion, Methodist E.;

origin, Irish; marital status, married. Irish Year of immigration to

Canada, 1803.

McLaren, Ida F.; age, 22; birthplace, Ontario; religion, Reformed Baptist;

origin, Scotch; marital status, widow.

McLaren, Wright Rebecca; age, 80; birthplace; Ireland; religion, Church of

England; origin.

ANNIVERSARY: 60th Wedding Anniversary (1931)- On Saturday afternoon, from

3 to 6 p.m., the home of Mr. and Mrs. John McLaren, Villa Nova, was the

scene of a very happy gathering of old and new friends, who graciously

accepted the invitation of the Women’s Institute, through the columns of

the Waterford Star, Simcoe Reformer and Brantford Expositor, to attend the

reception held in honor of the bride and groom of sixty years, who are

held in the highest esteem in the community. A warm welcome was extended

to all as they entered the open door by their daughters, Mrs. Wm. Heath of

Bloomsburg, Mrs. Herbert Cunningham of Delhi, Mrs. Wm. Kerr of Detroit,

and Mrs. Minnie Erwin of Villa Nova. The guests entered the living room

adorned with beautiful roses, the gifts of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Penhall,

Port Dover and the Villa Nova Baptist Church, to offer their

congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. McLaren, whose faces beamed radiantly with

joy, as they greeted their many friends. Sitting with them was Mrs.

      Darling Smith of Townsend Centre, who attended the wedding in 1871. Miss

Edna McLaren of Chicago, and Mrs. Wilton Honey of Villa Nova, invited the guests to the dining room, which was beautifully decorated with mums, gifts of the Women’s Institute and Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Foster of Scotland.  The table was centred with the wedding cake, which was a marvel of beauty, being iced by the bride, and tall tapering yellow candles in their silver holders. Mrs. Wm. Galer, Mrs. Wm. Swanton, Mrs. W. W. Smith and Mrs. W. M. 

Goble poured tea. The guests, numbering 125, were served by Miss Lulu

Heath and Mrs. Cuttings of Simcoe, granddaughters. The committee in charge

were Mrs. Wallace Galer, Mrs. Morley Ward, Mrs. G. Witham and Mrs. James

Burgess.

Mr. McLaren is a son of the late John McLaren, who came to this once most

thriving village and erected sawmills. Some of the timbers which grew on

the farm now owned by Mr. J. McLaren, measured 6 feet at the butt, and

were 100 feet long, and were taken over the plank roads to Dover, to be

used for ship masts. The late John McLarens came from hear Edinburgh,

Scotland, to Canada on a sailing vessel, taking six weeks to make the

journey. His wife was of Irish descent.

A beautiful painting of a scene near the home of the late John McLaren, near Edinburgh, was painted and presented to Mr. and Mrs. McLaren, by their granddaughter, Miss Loreen McLaren of London. Mr. McLaren resides in the home of his birth. Mrs. McLaren is the youngest daughter of the late John Walker, who with his brother, William Walker, came to this village when it was a forest, and made a home, which later became the home of his only son, Lewis. Fine daughters were reared in this home, to the number of four. John McLaren and Sylvia Walker went to school at Villa Nova, and as years rolled on, on a beautiful autumn day, they with Augusta Walker, George Lemon, Ursula Walker and Lewis Walker, wended their way to the Baptist parsonage at Boston, where Elder Reddick made them one, and they have truly been real companions. They have been blessed with fine sons and daughters, seven of whom were present on their 60th anniversary: William of Chicago, of the Pullman works; Mrs. Minnie Erwin of Villa Nova; Mrs. H.  Cunningham of Delhi; Mrs. Wm. Heath of Bloomsburg; Mrs. Wm. Kerr of Detroit, and Mr. Archie McLaren of London; and Gordon, at home. Three sons, Herbert, Robert and Ernest, are in Alberta. Many letters of congratulation were received from Toledo, California and Toronto. Mr.  McLaren who has been an invalid for some time is well cared for by his loving faithful wife. It is a joy and a pleasure to meet and converse with this happy couple who are alive to all the interests of the present day.  Mr. and Mrs. McLaren wish to thank the Women’s Institute and their many friends who helped to make their sixtieth anniversary a real joy to the bride of 80 years and groom of 82 years. 

OBITUARY: Mr. John Alexander McLaren died at his home at Villa Nova on Saturday, August 27th, in his 83rd year, caused by paralysis from which he suffered for several years. He was a son of John Alexander McLaren and was born on the farm on which he died. he was a valued member of the Villa Nova United Church, having filled the positions of S. S. Superintendent, Bible Class Teacher and Church Orchestra leader. he was a Fenian Raid veteran and for a number of years leader of the Villa Nova Band. He was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Walker, six sons, William of Chicago, Herbert, Robert and Ernest all of Alberta, Archie at London and Gordon at home, four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Erwin, of Villa Nova, Mrs. Herb Cunningham of Delhi, Mrs. Wm. Heath of Simcoe and Mrs. Wm. Kerr of Detroit. Three children died in infancy. There are 22 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted by his pastor, Rev.  J. L. Guinn, at the home on Monday afternoon and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The many floral offerings testified to the esteem in which deceased was held. Interment was in Greenwood. The pallbearers were: two sons, Gordon and Archie, two grandsons Wm. Erwin and Harold Cunningham, two sons-in-law, Wm. Kerr and Wm. Heath.  OBITUARY: McLaren - At Villa Nova on Wednesday, May 24, 1933, Sylvia Walker, widow of the late John A. McLaren, in her 82nd year. Funeral from her late residence on Friday the 28th inst., at 2 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford. Mrs. John A. McLaren died at her home at Villa Nova on Wednesday, May 24th, after an illness of seven months, in her 82nd year. Her maiden name was Sylvia Walker and she was born at Villa Nova. She was married at Boston on Nov. 18th 1871, to John A. McLaren, who died in August, 1932. To them were born six sons and four daughters, they are: William of Chicago, Herbert, Robert and Ernest of Alberta, Archie of London, Gordon at home, Mrs. Minnie Erwin of Villa Nova, Mrs. Herb Cunningham of Delhi, Mrs. Wm Heath of Simcoe, and Mrs. Wm Kerr of Detroit.  The funeral service was held from the home on Friday afternoon, May 26, at 2 o’clock. The Rev. J. L. Guinn, M.A., B.D., had charge, the Rev E. J.  Whan leading in prayer. Mr. Guinn took as her subject “The Kings Highway,” the text being found in Isaiah 35: 8. He paid a splendid tribute to her remarkable life as a homebuilder and as a women of usefullness in the community. Her great desire was to live long enough to minister to her husband in his need. This desire of her heart was granted. On marvelled at her strength and courage. But when her work was done she was ready to go. 

There was no pain, just the worn out machinery refusing to respond. The

pallbearers were: three sons, William, Archie and Gordon McLaren, and

three grandsons, Harold Cunningham, and William and Fred Erwin. The floral

tributes were numerous and beautiful, and the many who gathered showed the

esteem in which she was held.

Children are:

5. William McLaren b.1872 Townsend Twp. m. (unknown).  BIRTH REGISTRATION: Reported by his father John A. McLaren a farmer from Townsend. Accoucheur was Dr. A. C. Duncombe. Registered 27 November 1872.  William and his wife moved to Chicago, IL. 

NEWS: Mr. and Mrs. Will McLaren, of Chicago, arrived on Sunday to pay a

visit to Mr. and Mrs. John McLaren, the former’s parents. Mr. Wm. McLaren

of Chicago, spent part of last week with Mr. Gordon McLaren.

Child is:

4. Edna McLaren.

5. Minnie Louisa McLaren b.1874 Townsend Twp. d.1952 Townsend Twp. m.1887 Townsend Twp., David Erwin Jr b.1863 Townsend Twp. d.1912 Townsend Twp.  **David was the son of David Erwin and Hannah Woodley.  WEDDING REGISTRATION: David Erwin, a bachelor and farmer age 32. He was residing in Townsend when married. Minnie was 22 and a spinster. She was residing in Townsend at the time of the wedding. The witnesses were Henry Allen and Silvia McLaren, both of Villa Nova. The marriage was conducted by Rev. B. Deacon by license. The wedding was registered on the 10th of April 1887. Both parties were members of the Methodist Church.  OBITUARY: Waterford: After an illness of several months, Minnie Louise McLaren, widow of David Erwin, passed away suddenly at her home in Villa Nova on Sunday, November 2nd, age 77 years. A daughter of the late John McLaren and Sylvia Walker McLaren, she was born at Villa Nova on November 10th, 1874. She attended the Villa Nova Public School and in 1896 married David Erwin, he predeceased her in 1911. Mrs. Erwin who was a highly respected resident of Villa Nova, was a faithful member of Waterford United Church and an honorary life member of the Villa Nova Women’s Institute. She excelled in the art of making quilts and hooked rugs and had won many honors for her fine work. Surviving are two sons, William Erwin of Villa Nova and Fred Erwin of Waterford. Five brothers, Wm McLaren of Chicago, Archie McLaren of London, Herbert McLaren, Ernest McLaren and Robert McLaren of Alberta; three sisters (Rebecca) Mrs. Herb Cunningham of Delhi, (Bertha) Mrs. Wm Heath of Simcoe and (Clara) Mrs. Wm Kerr of Detroit, and three grandchildren. Mrs. McLaren is resting at Mott Bros’ Funeral Home, Waterford, where service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 4th. with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. 

OBITUARY: One of Townsends most prominent farmers in the person of Mr.

David Erwin, died on Saturday, 9 July 1912, after two months illness. Mr. 

Erwin lived on the old homestead and had one of the finest farms and

buildings in the township. while not active in public affairs he was a

farmer of more than average ability, industrious and a friend of

everybody. A widow, two boys, four brothers, George, William, Robert and

Albert and three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Honey, Mrs. Wm. Somers and Mrs. Aquilla

Birdsell are left to mourn their loss. The funeral was held from his late

residence on Tuesday afternoon and was very largely attended. The service

was conducted by his paster, Rev. Judson Truax, assisted by Rev. James

Wright. Interment took place in Greenwood cemetery.

Children are:

4. William Erwin.

4. Fred Erwin.

5. Herbert McLaren b.1876 Township Twp. moved to Alberta, Can.

5. Robert McLaren b.1879 moved to Alberta, Can.

5. Rebecca M. McLaren b.1881 m. Herb Cunningham.

Children are:

4. Harold Cunningham

5. Gertrude McLaren b.1882 Townsend Twp. d.1883 Townsend Twp.

5. Ernest McLaren b.1884 moved to Alberta, Can.

5. Bertha May McLaren b.1886 m. William Heath.

Children are:

4. Lulu Heath

5. Gordon McLaren b.1888 Townsend Twp. d.1948 Townsend Twp.  NEWS ITEM: We are sorry to report that Mr. Gordon McLaren was taken to Simcoe Hospital on Sunday, 24 March 1946. Mr. Gordon McLaren was able to leave the Simcoe hospital on Saturday, 30 March 1946, and is recuperating at the home of his sister, Mrs. Will Heath of Simcoe. 

OBITUARY: Burial: 1948, Waterford, Townsend Township, Norfolk County,

Ontario, Canada Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, Norfolk County,

Ontario, Canada.

5. Archie McLaren b.1889 m.1911, Edna Galer.

**Edna was the daughter of William Galer and (unknown).  MARRIAGE: McLeran - Galer By Rev. J. Truax, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Galer, in Townsend, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1911. 

Mr. Archie McLaren to Miss Edna Galer.

Child is:

4. Ruth McLaren

5. Clara McLaren b.1893 Townsend Twp. d.1893 Townsend Twp.

5. Harry McLaren b.1893 Townsend Twp.

5. Clara McLaren b.1894 m. William Kerr.

 

7. Martha Walker (John8,William9) b.1809 North Caroline, USA d.1895 Townsend Twp. m.1832 Woodhouse Twp., Abram Messecar b.1807 d.1884.  **Abram was the son of John Messecar and Elizabeth Slaght.  DEATH REGISTRATION: In her 85th year, a widow. Her birthplace is listed as North Carolina. She was attended by Dr. A. C. Duncombe. Death registered 27 April 1895. Her religious denomination is listed as Baptist.  OBITUARY: The funeral of the late Mrs. Abram Messacar, an old and esteemed resident of Townsend, took place on Tuesday morning last to Greenwood cemetery, being numerously attended by friends of the family, whose sympathies they have in their bereavement. 

CEMETERY: Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, Norfolk County for both.

Children are:

6. Eli E. Messecar b.1833 Waterford d.1833 Townsend Twp. 

6. Walker Messecar b.1834 d.1923 Waterford m.1853, Mary Ann Chart b.1837

Holly, NY, USA d.1916 Waterford.

ACCIDENT: Mr. Walker Messecar was so unfortunate as to fall on Tuesday

morning and broke his hip bone. He was driving a cow out of the stable and

slipped on the cement floor. He will no doubt be confined to the house for

some time.

RECUPERATING: We are pleased to state Mr. Walker Messecar is improving daily and his broken leg is getting stronger. This is the third time Mr. 

Messecar has broken the same leg.

RESIGNATION: Mr. Walker Messecar’s resignation was accepted at the meeting

of the Public School Board on Saturday evening. Mr. Messecar has been

unable to attend the meetings for some months and thought it best to send

in his resignation. He has been a faithful member of the School Board for

34 years and was probably the best posted man on the board. The trustees

felt it was like parting with an old landmark in accepting his

resignation. A clause to this effect was embodied in the resolution

accepting the resignation.

Mr. Walker Messecar has purchased the D. R. Foster property situated on Main St., and he and Mrs. Messecar will move to town soon.  NEWS: Mrs. Walker Messecar is sick with typhoid fever.  OBITUARY: Mrs. Walker Messecar died at her home in this place on Friday, June 9. She bore an illness of a year with patience and fortitude and passed peacefully away. Her maiden name was Mary A. Chart and she was born in Holley, N.Y., in 1838. She married Mr. Walker Messecar 62 years ago and to them were born three sons, Ernest, of Townsend, Delbert (deceased), and Dr. Fred of New York, and one daughter, Mrs. J. A. Sutherland, of New York, all of whom, with the husband, have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends. Mrs. Messecar was of a quiet, unassuming nature, and her greatest pleasures were in home duties. She was a member of the Waterford Baptist church. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev. E. R. Fitch, B. A., B. D., assisted by Rev. W. H. Porter, M. A. There were many beautiful floral offerings as tributes of esteem. Those present from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. J.  A. Sutherland of London, Dr. Fred Messecar, of New York, Mr. James Cutting, of Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. John Porter and Mr. and Mrs. Wm Cutting of Simcoe, Mr. and Mrs. Hayes of Hartford. 

INJURY: Mr. Walker Messecar fell off from a ladder on Monday and received a bad shaking up. Eighty-year-young men should not climb apple trees. We look for him down for the mail again in a day or two.  STROKE: Mr. Walker Messecar had a stroke on Saturday morning and is now confined to his bed, and is seriously ill. 

OBITUARY: Mr. Walker Messecar died at his home on Wednesday afternoon of last week. He was 83 years of age and among the oldest residents of the district and a descendent of the United Empire Loyalists, Abram and John Messecar, who came to Townsend in 1871, from Northern New Jersey. Abram settled on the farm just north of Waterford, and John at Rockford where he conducted a flower mill. Deceased was the oldest of the family of eight, all of whom have passed away. Mr. Messecar married Mary Chart in 1853 and they started farming on the old homestead north of Waterford. To them were born three children, Ernest Messecar of Townsend, Mrs. J. A. Sutherland of London, and Dr. F. H. Messecar of New York. For over 25 years he was assessor and collector for the Township of Townsend and in 1884 he quit farming and went into the insurance business, having written his last policy three days before his death. He was a life-long Liberal and always took a great deal of interest in the political campaigns, especially those of fifty years ago, when Hon. John Charlton represented North Norfolk in the Federal House. He was a member of the Waterford Public School Board for a number of years and Worshipful Master of Wilson Lodge, No. 113, A. 

F. & A. M., for seven years from 1887 to 1893. He was a life-long member

of the Waterford Baptist Church. Deceased was a man of generous impulses

and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. He had borne

adversity bravely and enjoyed prosperity quietly. He had filled the

various relations of life as son, husband, father, brother, friend and

filled them all well. Who can do more? The funeral was held from his late

residence on Sunday afternoon, the service being conducted by his pastor

Rev. J.D. MacLackin. Mr. T.C. Savage sang “In the Beautiful Land”,

unaccompanied. Beautiful flowers testified to the esteem in which the

deceased was held. The service at the grave was conducted by about forty

of his brothers of Wilson Lodge, No. 113, A. F. & A. M., and was most

impressive. “The silver cord is loosed, the golden bowl is broken, the

dust has returned to the earth as it was; the spirit has returned to God

who gave it. The brother who remembered the Creator in the days of his

youth, ere the evils days came, or the years drew nigh when he should say

“I have no pleasure in them,” has finished his course and reached the

heavenly goal in the race of life.”

Children are:

5. Ernest Messecar d.1925 Townsend Twp. m. (unknown).  OBITUARY: Mr. Ernest H. Messecar died on Sunday morning as a result of a third stroke after two years illness. He was the son of the late Walker Messecar, and was born on the same farm on which he died. One son Delbert, on daughter, Ada, and one brother, Dr. F. H. Messecar of New York survive. 

Mr. Messecar had numerous friends in Waterford and Townsend who will

regret his demise. The funeral was held from his late residence on Tuesday

afternoon, and the service was conducted by Rev. F. G. Richard. The

interment took place in Greenwood Cemetery.

Children are:

4. Delbert Messecar

4. Ada Messecar

5. (Daughter) Messecar m. J.A. Sutherland of London, Ontario.

5. F.H. Messecar, Dr. of New York.

6. Mary A. Messecar b.1835 m.1860 Scotland, Brant Co., Walter Smith

b.abt.1837.

6. Sarah Messecar b.1837 Waterford d.1914 Townsend Twp. m.1910, William

Henry Overbolt b.1835 and died 1927.

6. Margaret Messecar b.1842 d.1909 Townsend Twp.

6. Lewis Messecar b.abt.1844.

6. Alexander Messecar b.1846 Waterford Townsend Twp. d.1917 Simcoe,

Norfolk Co. 1st m., Margaret (unknown). Alexander 2nd m.1910, Elizabeth

Short b.abt.1845.

CEMETERY: Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario.

6. Levi Messecar b.1847 Townsend Twp. d.1918 Dunnville, Haldimand Co.

6. Euphemia Messecar b.1849 Townsend Twp. d.1863 Townsend Twp.

Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario.

7. Mary Walker (John8,William9) b.1816

7. Eleanor Walker (John8,William9) b.1816

7. Ralph Walker (John8,William9)

7. Edward Walker (John8,William9) b.1821 d.1891 Townsend Twp. m. Sarah Jane (unknown) b.1829 Oakville d.1873.

Children are:

6. Robert Henry Walker b.1850 d.1917 Waterford m.1878, Elizabeth Wilson

b.1858 d.1917 Waterford.

**Elizabeth was the daughter of Hugh Wilson and Margaret (unknown).  OBITUARY: Waterford Double Bereavement: Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Walker of this place, have both died within one week from pneumonia. They have both been residents of Waterford and vicinity all their lives and are well known by a large circle of friends. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of all. Mrs. Walker died on Tuesday, Feb. 13th, and was buried in Greenwood cemetery on Thursday. Mr. Walker died on Monday, Feb. 19th, and the funeral was held yesterday, Rev. H. Caldwell conducting both services. 

Five sons and one daughter are left to mourn their loss. They are Randall,

Morris, Roy, Will, Hubert and Maude.

Children are:

5. Randall Walker

5. Morris Clement Walker b.1883 Norfolk Co. d.1944 Lincoln Co. m. Orpha

Ann Shepard b.abt.1887.

**Orpha was the daughter of Isaac Wellington Shepard and (unknown).  OBITUARY: One of Clinton Township’s highly esteemed residents in the person of Orpha Ann Shepherd, beloved wife of Morris C. Walker, passed away suddenly at her home in Clinton Township on Sunday in her 57th year.  She was born in Clinton Township where she resided all her life. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and was an active worker in the different organizations of the church particularly the Ladies Association.  Besides her husband she is survived by one brother Charles Shepherd of Clinton Township and four sisters, Mrs. Ed. Walters of Winona, Mrs. Roy Walker of Clinton Township, Mrs. Hugh McMartin of Waterford, Ont., and Mrs. Lucy Dawson of Highpoint, North Carolina. The funeral will be held this Wednesday afternoon from her late home with service at 2.00 o’clock.  Interment will take place in Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville. Rev. Geo. 

H. Young assisted by Rev. Stuart Woods will officiate at the services. The

pallbearers will be Messrs. Gordon Simpson, Blake Davidson, Wm Everett,

Richard Morley, George Zimmerman and Dan Konkle.

5. Harry Roy Walker b.1882 Norfolk Co. d.1946 Beamsville m.1908, Harriett Shepard b.1891 d.1982.

**Harriett was the daughter of Isaac Wellington Shepard and (unknown).

Roy and Harriet were fruit farmers.

A PRETTY WEDDING The home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wellington Shepherd, of Clinton Township, was the scene of a very pleasing event on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, when their fifth daughter Miss Hattie, became the wife of Mr. Roy Walker. The nuptial knot was firmly tied by the Rev. Dr.  Macintyre, of the Presbyterian church, in the presence of the relatives.  Miss Clar Shepherd sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and the groom was ably supported by Mr. Stanley Stirling. After the marriage was solemnized, and after the happy young couple received hearty congratulations, the guests adjourned to the dining-room, where a sumptuous wedding feast received due justice. The usual toasts being proposed the joyously wedded pair, amidst showers of rice and good wishes, left for the east, on the evening train, where they intended spending a brief honey-moon before taking up their permanent residence. May their lives be full of joy and hopefulness and usefulness.  OBITUARY: Waterford friends heard with regret of the sudden death of Roy Walker at his home in Beamsville where he was a successful fruit farmer.  He spent his boyhood days in Waterford, his parents being the late Robert Walker and Elizabeth Wilson Walker and was quite well known here. His wife, the former Harriett Shepherd, Beamsville survives, as well as three brothers and one sister, Randall and Hugh, Toronto; Morris and Miss Maude Walker, Beamsville. Internment was in the Osborn Cemetery, Beamsville. Mr.  and Mrs. H. McMartin, Cecil McMartin, Clarence Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. H. 

McMahan and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson were among those from this district

who attended the funeral.

CEMETERY MARKER: Monument reads; WALKER / In loving memory of / Roy H

Walker / Sept 27 1882 - June 29 1946 / husband of / Hatie SHEPHERD / 1891

·      1982 / infant son Reginald / William M Walker / 1886 - 1923 / At Rest (Note reversal of Roy’s given names)

Children are:

4. Reginald Walker died as an infant.

OBITUARY: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walker will have the sympathy of the

community in the loss of their two-months old son, Reginald, who died on

Sunday, Aug. 22. Interment took place at Mount Osborne cemetery on

Tuesday.

5. William Edward Wilson Walker b.1886 Waterford d.1923 Beamsville.

He was a carpenter in the building trade. 

OBITUARY: Walker - In Clinton Township, on Sunday, 2nd December, 1923, William E. W. Walker, aged 37 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m., from the home of his brother, Maurice C. Walker. Interement at Mount Osborne. 

DEATH: Walker, William Edward Wilson; male, Scotch, 37 years of age. Place

of birth, Waterford; father, Robert Walker; mother, Elizabeth Wilson. Name

of physician, Dr. J. B. Stallwood of Beamsville. Name of informant, Mrs.

M. Walker of Beamsville, his sister-in-law. The undertaker was J. W. Buck

of Beamsville. The physician attended him from November 19 till December

1. There was no operation or autopsy. Date of return, December 4, 1923.

Medical Information: Gummata: a soft rubbery tumor occuring in various

organs or tissues, especially in the late stages of syphilis.

5. Thomas Hugh Walker

5. Maude Walker

6. Josephine Walker b.abt.1858 Townsend d.1882 Tillsonburg, Oxford Co.  m.1882 Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., Samuel James Corbett b.abt.1861 Durham.  **Samuel was the son of John Corbett and Ann (unknown).  MARRIAGE REGISTRATION: Samuel Corbett, age 21, residing in Durham county, bachelor and farmer. Josephene Walker, residing in Townsend and a spinster. Witnesses were May R. Dickson and Gertrude Bowman, both of Tillsonburg. Both were of the Methodist faith. Marriage performed by Rev. 

Dickson by license.

6. Georgenna Walker b.abt.1866 m.1892 Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., Samuel James Corbett b.abt.1861 Durham.

**Samuel was the son of John Corbett and Ann (unknown).  MARRIAGE REGISTRATION: Samuel James Corbett, age 29, widower and farmer residing in Verschoyle, Oxford county. Georgina Walker, age 25, and a spinster residing in Verschoyle, Oxford county. Witnesses were Mrs. M. 

McGregor and Marion Roberts, both of Tillsonburg. Both parties were of the

Presbyterian faith. Marriage officiated by Rev. M. McGregor by license.

7. Isaac Walker (John8,William9) b.1823 m.1848 Talbot Dist., Ursula P.

Nickerson b.1831. Ursula 2nd m. J. Erwin. 

OBITUARY: The death of Mrs. Ursula Erwin occurred on Monday night at the family residence. Her illness began when she was seized with pneumonia. 

She is survived by a daughter, one brother and two sisters. The news of

her death will be learned with genuine regret by the wide circle of

friends who knew her during her active and useful life.

Children are:

6. Sarah Catharine Walker b.1849 m.1876, Henry Hull.

**Henry was the son of Henry Hull and Jane (unknown).

 

WILLIAM WALKER Jr. FAMILY: (William Sr. 9)

8. William Walker Jr. b.1770 NC d.1824 Norfolk Co. m.1798, Margaret McCool b.abt.1770 NC d.1841 Norfolk Co.

**Margaret was the daughter of Archibald McCool and Margaret (unknown).  William Jr. requested and received a land grant in 1796 for Lot 1, Con 9 Townsend Twp. William’s brother Ralph had petitioned for Lot 8, Con 7 in 1796. There was however some dispute of ownership and it was determined that Calven Cooley was owner. In 1797, the land was prized by Robert Averill who valued it at nine dollars after William had shown he had done substantial work on the lot. Calven Cooley agreed to the price and quit all right and title to Lot 8, Con 7. In 1799, William requested a lease on Lot 2 Con 9 in Townsend Twp. In 1810, his wife Margaret received her own grant as a daughter of the U.E. Loyalist, Archibald McCool. Her two hundred acres of land were located in Walsingham. Other land transactions for William and Margaret: 1811 to Benjamin Collver two hundred acres 1/9 To, 1811 from William McCool one hundred acres SHf5/9, 1811 from Joseph McCool one hundred acres NHf6/9, 1811 from Joseph McCool one hundred acres SHf6/9, 1811 to John Barber one hundred acres SHf5/9 and one hundred acres SHf6/9, 1811 from John Barber in all sixty three acres Pf5&6/9, 1813 from John Singer two hundred acres 15/7 Wo, and 1813 to Ezekiel Foster two hundred acres 15/7 Wo. In court records: 1806 The King vs William Walker, Assault and Battery, plead guilty, fined five shillings, 1815 The King vs William Walker, Presented for an Assault, Laid over till next court, 1816 The King vs William Walker, Assault and Battery, the Prisoner being arraigned to this indictment pleads guilty, fined 2/6. 

BURIALS: From the 1909 Waterford Star list of burials in the cemetery east

of Greenwood Cemetery:

Mrs. John Walker 1817-1836 ae 19.

William Walker Jr. 1770-1824 ae 54.

Margaret (McCool) Walker (1784?)-1841 ae 57.

Children are:

7. William Walker Jr. (William8,William9) b.1798 Townsend Twp. d.1854

Townsend Twp. m.abt.1828, Sibyl (Kennedy/Burtch/Burch?) b.1808 d.1869

Woodhouse Twp.

The house William and Sibyl lived in at 1387 Regional Road 9, in the town of Villa Nova, Townsend Twp. still exists into the present day. Some of their children moved to Michigan around 1871. 

NOTE: Below are translations of a pre-printed documents with the pertinent

information hand written in for Administrator for the estate of William

Walker.

PETITION: County of Norfolk to wit: To William Salmon, Esquire, Judge of the Surrogate Court of the County of Norfolk. 

The petition of Sibyl Walker of the township of Townsend in the county of

Norfolk widow of the late William Walker. Respectfully showeth That

William Walker, late of the Township of Townsend in the county of Norfolk,

esquire, junior. Deceased died on or about the sixth day of March in the

said county having left divers goods and chattels within the town above

the value of five pounds and that your petitioner is the nearest - of kin

of the said deceased resident within the said Province. She therefore

prays that letters of administration ( to be?) issue to your petitioner as

prayed and your petitioner as is duty bound will ever pray.

Signed:

Sibyl Walker

Juravit 24 March 1854

COUNTY OF NORFOLK- To wit upon reading the forgoing petition it is ordered

that upon compliance with the provisions of the statute letters of

administration granted as prayed.

CANADA- Know all Men by these present, That we, Sibyl Walker, widow of the

late William Walker formerly of the township of Townsend, esquire

deceased, Thomas William Clark of the township of Townsend in the county

of Norfolk, esquire and John McLaren of the same place, merchant are held

and firmly bound unto his excellency Lieutenant General William Rowen C.B

administrator of the government of the province of Canada (______) in the

sum of one hundred pounds current money of the said province, for which

Sum well and truely to be paid unto the said Lieutenant General William

Rowan, his certain attorney, heirs, executors, administrators, and

successors in office, we bind ourselves jointly and severally each to

himself and each for the whole and our and each of our heirs, executors

and administrators firmly in these presents. Sealed with our seals and

dated the twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand

eight hundred and fifty four and in the (_____) year of Her Majesty’s

Reign. The condition of this obligation is such, that if the within

bounden Sibyl Walker, of all and singular, the goods, chattels and credits

of William Walker, deceased do make or cause to be made, a true and

perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of

the said decease, which have or shall come into the hands, possession or

knowledge of her, the said Sibyl Walker, or into the hands and possession

of any other person or persons for her and the same so made, do exhibit or

cause to be exhibited into the registry office of the Surrogate Court in

the Town of Simcoe in and for the County of Norfolk, on or before the

first day of July next ensuing, and the same goods, chattels and credits

and all other the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the

time of his death, which at any time after shall come into the hands or

possession of the said Sibyl Walker or into the hands and possession of

any other person or persons for her do well and truely administer

according to law, and further to make or cause to be made, a true and just

account of her, said administration, at or before the first day of January

next and all the rest and residue of said goods, chattels, and credits

which shall be found remaining upon the said administrator’s account, the

same being first examined and allowed by the Judge of the Court, for the

time being, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively

as the said Judge by his decree or sentence, conformably to the provisions

in a certain Act of Parliament entitled, “An Act for the better settling

of Intestate Estates”, and passed in the twenty second and twenty third

years in the reign of Charles II, and also in a certain Act passed in the

first year of King James II, contained, shall limit and appoint, and the

executor or executors therein named do exhibit and same unto the Court,

making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said

Sibyl Walker within bounded, being thereunto required, do render and

deliver the said Letters of Administration (approbation of such testament

being first had and made) in the said court, then this obligation to be

void and have none effect or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed:

Sibyl Walker

Thos. W. Clark

John McLaren

Signed and Sealed in the presence of: John M. Wilson.

Filed March 1854 In the Surrogate Court of the County of Norfolk. 

Sibyl Walker, widow of the late William Walker formerly of Townsend,

deceased makes oath and sayth that she verily believes that William Walker

late of the township of Townsend died without leaving a will. That she

will pay all debts of the deceased as far as the goods shall extend and

the law shall bind her. That she will well and truly administer according

to law and further that she will exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the

Registry of the Surrogate Court for the county of Norfolk a just, true and

perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of

the said William Walker, deceased, and that she will make or cause to be

made a true and just account of her said administration of the personal

estate of the deceased when she shall be lawfully called upon to do so.

Signature:

Sibyl Walker

Sworn before me at the Town of Simcoe in the said County of Norfolk, this twenty fourth day of March 1854: John M. Wilson, reg. 

OBITUARY: At Woodhouse at the residence of her daughter on June 30, Mrs S.

Walker, widow of William Walker of Villa Nova who died about 15 years ago. 

Christian Messenger, Volume 6, September 1868 - July 1870, Simcoe Public

Library.

NOTE: Townsend Twp. refers to Townsend Township, Norfolk Co., Ontario

unless otherwise specified.

Children are:

6. John Walker b.1829 Townsend Twp. d.1870 Townsend Twp. m.1851, Lorilda

Smith b.1834 E. Canada d.1904 Mcbride, MI. Lorilda 2nd m.1882 Wade Twp., Ionia Co., MI, Melvin Huffman b.1858 d.1924 Greenville, MI.  **Melvin was the son of Jacob Huffman and Elizabeth Dean. 

CEMETERY: McBride Cemetery, Montcalm Co., MI and Forest Home Cemetery

Montcalm County, MI. Huffman, Lorilda Smith, w/o Melvin, 25 Dec 1834-25

Sep 1904.

Huffman, Melvin 1857-1924 sec 6

Children are:

5. Adeline b.1853 Townsend Twp. d.1854

5. Sarah Sybol Walker b.1855 Townsend Twp. m.1875, Joseph Foster.

Children are:

4. Nettie Foster b.1876

4. Ethyl Foster b.1880

4. Wallace Foster b.1882 d.1884

5. William Baty Walker b.1857 Townsend Twp. d.1932 McBride, MI 1st m.1884 Branch Co., MI, Catherine “Kate” Toner b.1868 d.1923 McBride, MI. William 2nd m.1924, Etta “Nettie” Williams b.1870 Canada d.1941 Stanton, MI, no issue. Etta Williams 1st m. Richard Towne of Canada. 

**Catherine was the daughter of Patrick Toner and Mary McGregor from

Ireland to Canada.

William Baty Walker arrived in the US in 1884, having sailed from Windsor,

Canada. He filed a Declaration of Intent for Naturalization in Branch Co.,

MI on Oct. 30, 1886. On the 1910 Census for Day Twp., Montcalm Co., MI.,

Mary (McGregor/Toner) Jones, Catherine’s mother, b.1827 Ireland d.1910

Stanton, MI, lived with them.

CEMETERY: McBride Cemetery, Day Twp., Montcalm Co., MI

Walker, Catherine bur rec 4 May 1923 ae 54 yrs

Walker, William bur rec 18 Jun 1932 ae 75 yrs

OBITUARY: Nettie (Williams) Walker, 70, Dies Here Tuesday. Funeral

services for Mrs. Etta “Nettie” Walker, 70, who died at the home of Mr. 

and Mrs Henry Dale in this city Tuesday forenoon, were held from the

Strouse Funeral Home here Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. W.E. Ragan

officiated. Interment was made at Entrican cemetery. Mrs. Walker, who had

been ill for a long time, was born in Canada on 9-3-1871. She married

Richard Towne, who proceeded her in death and later married William Baty

Walker of Hemmingway Lake in 1924. William Baty Walker died in 1932. Etta

had no immediate relatives other than four step-children, nieces, nephews,

cousins and a host of friends.

Children are:

4. Bertha L. Walker b.1885 m.1902 MI, Charles W. White b.1854 d.1934.

Children are:

3. Illabelle White b.1904

3. Marguarite White b.1905 m. Morrie Meredith.

3. Louis B. White b.1907 m. Mabel (unknown).

3. Helen J. White b.1908 d.1926.

3. Dale White b.1915

3. Mary Leola White b.1917

4. Warren Alton Walker b.1887 Stanton, MI d.1937 Mcbride, MI m.1909,

Lavona (Ruperd) Reed b.1891 d.1934 McBride, MI. 

According to family lore, Lavona was adopted by the Reed family, no

records found.

CEMETERY: McBride Cemetery, Day Twp., Montcalm Co., MI

Walker, Lavona bur rec 9 Jun 1930 ae 38 yrs

Walker, Warren bur rec 26 Mar 1937 ae 49 yrs

Children are:

3. Mary Marguerite Walker b.1911 m. (Unknown) Ryan.

Children are:

2.Three children, all living.

3. William A. Walker b. Stanton, MI.

3. Warren Reed Walker I b.1919 Stanton, MI d.1987 Cedar Springs, MI m.1944, Wilda Mae Tompkins b.1925 d.2001 Mount Pleasant, MI. 

**Wilda was the daughter of Harry Ray Tompkins and Hannah Adella Bates.

Children are:

2. Six children, all living.

3. Rex Walker b.1920 Stanton, MI. d.1973 m. Eleanore Hamilim b.1921 d.1987.

Children are:

2. Pat Walker

2. Mary Walker m. (unknown) Carpenter.

2. Louise Walker m. (unknown) Campbell.

3. Maxine Walker b. Stanton, MI. 1st m. Ray Wagner. Maxine 2nd m.

(unknown).

4. Mary Iva Walker b.1890 d.1957 Stanton, MI 1st m.1907, A. Poumode b.1886 d.1916 Stanton, MI. Mary 2nd m.1917, Jason Abbey b.1889 d.1956 Stanton, MI.

Children of Mary Iva and Jason are:

3. Ruth Charlotte Abbey b.1918 d.1920.

CEMETERY: McBride Cemetery, Day Twp., Montcalm Co., MI

Abbey, Ruth Charlotte, burial recorded d.4 Oct 1920 ae 2 yrs

3. Geraldine Abbey b.1922 d.1980 m. George Grams.

Children are:

2.    Three children, all living.

3.    Donna Abbey b.1926

4.    Marguarite E. Walker b.1893 d.1918 m.1907, Earl O’Donnell.

Children are:

3.    William D. O’Donnell b.1913 m. Anna Favana.

3.    Katherine E. O’Donnell b.1915 m. (unknown) Fisher.

3.    Earl O’Donnell Jr b.1917

4.    William J. Walker b.1896 Stanton, MI d.1956 Saginaw, MI 1st m.1915, Venna Essex. William 2nd m. Elaine Surian. 

William, after selling the family farm on Hemingway Lake, was a barber in

Saginaw, MI. In the obit for William J. Walker in the Stanton newspaper

for his death in Saginaw, MI, there was no mention of his wives so it is

assumed they died before him.

Children are:

3. Arnold J. Walker b.1916 d.1916

CEMETERY: McBride Cemetery, Day Twp., Montcalm Co., MI

Walker, Arnold J. burial recorded 15 Aug 1916

5.    Maryann Walker b.1860 Townsend Twp. d.1882 m.1879, Melvin Huffman b.1858 d.1924 Greenville, MI.

**Melvin was the son of Jacob Huffman and Elizabeth Dean.

Children are:

4. William Huffman b.1880 d.1882

5. Ellen A.J. “Nell” Walker b.1862 Townsend Twp. d.1943 McBride, MI m.1880

Wade Twp., Ionia Co., MI, Franklin Pierce Boyer b.1853 d.1938 McBride, MI.

**Franklin was the son of Chauncey or John Boyer and Susan Witt.  CEMETERY: McBride Cemetery, Day Twp., Montcalm Co., MI Boyer, Franklin Pierce Boyer 1853-1938 burial recorded 22 Feb Boyer, Ellen “Nell” (Walker) 1863-1943 burial recorded says Ellen, 29 Jul Children are:

4. Erva Boyer b.1881

5. Margaret Adeline Walker b.1865 Townsend Twp. d.1894 m.1883, Elmore B. 

Harrington b.1861 Hillsdale Co., MI d.1910 Day Twp. Elmore 2nd m.aft.1894,

Alvira F. Matice.

**Elmore was the son of John Doty Harrington and either Ellen Charlotte

Sickler or Martha A. Smith.

CEMETERY: Palmer Cemetery Day Township, Montcalm County, Michigan

Harrington, Elmore B. 1861-1910

Children are:

4. Honor Luevern Harrington

4. John E. Harrington

4. Mary Harrington d.1893

4. Clara Harrington

4. Don Harrington

4. Leo Harrington

5. John B. Walker b.1867 Townsend Twp. d.1928 McBride, MI m.1892, Ellen

“Viola” Harrington b.1875 d.1938. Ellen 2nd m.aft.1928, Frank W. Reynolds

b.1875.

CEMETERY: McBride Cemetery, Day Twp., Montcalm Co., MI

Walker, John B. burial recorded with no dates says age 58 yrs

**Ellen was the daughter of John Doty Harrington and either Ellen

Charlotte Sickler or Martha A. Smith.

Children are:

4. Clyde Walker b.1893

4. Ella Walker b.1894 m. (unknown) Muscatle.

4. Grace Walker b.1895 m. (unknown) Ferguson.

6.    Sarah Walker b.1831 Townsend Twp. m. (unknown) Donnelly.

6.    William H. Walker b.1835 Townsend Twp. d.1892 Trufant, MI m.1874, Rosa

A. Watson b.1854 Canada or England d.1940 Greenville, MI. 

**Rosa was the daughter of Thomas Watson and Alice (unknown) from

Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, England.

William came to Michigan around 1870 from Norfolk Co., Ontario. William H. 

and Rosa owned a drug store in Trufant, Montcalm Co., MI. They also owned

property in the town of Greenville, which they rented out. They are buried

in Washington Park Cemetery in Greenville, MI. Listed on the 1880 Montcalm

Co., MI with William and his family is Lottie Newman. On a census for

1894, it lists Rosa’s mother Alice Watson living with the family. NOTE:

This is a translation of a pre-printed petition, with the pertinent

information handwritten in the spaces, for Administrator for the estate of

William H. Walker.

PETITON FOR EXECUTOR FOR THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. WALKER- STATE of MICHIGAN, Probate Court of said County, County of Montcalm.  To The Honorable Lucien C. Palmer, Judge of Probate for said county. 

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF William H. Walker, deceased. Your

petitioner would respectfully represent to the Court, that she is the

widow of said deceased, and is of the age of 37 years, that the income

which she can realize from her individual estate will not exceed the sum

of no dollars per year, that she is entirely dependant upon said Estate

for the support of herself and children. Your petitioner further

represents the the entire estate of said decease is of the value of about

twelve hundred dollars, and that he was owing at the time of his decease

the sum of (handwritten in the space: can’t tell how many) dollars or

thereabout, as your petitioner is informed and believes. Your petitioner

further represents that the family of said deceased consists of your

petitioner and the following persons dependant upon said estate for

support, whose names, ages and mental and physical conditions are as

follows:

William T. Walker, a son aged 13.

H. Irving Walker, a son aged 9.

Rosa A. Walker, a daughter aged 8.

Craig Walker, a son aged 6.

Ralph Walker, a son aged 3.

At a session of the Probate Court for said County of Montcalm, held at the Probate offices, in this City of Stanton on the 14th day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety two, present: Lucien C.  Palmer, Judge of Probate. In the matter of the Estate of William H. 

Walker, deceased. On the reading and filing of the petition, duly

verified, of Rosa A. Walker, praying that she may be appointed

administratrix of said estate. Therefore it is ordered that Monday, the

14th day of March next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, be assigned for the

hearing of said petition, and that the heirs at law of said deceased, and

all other persons interested in said estate, are required to appear at a

session of said Court, then to be holden in the Probate office, in the

City of Stanton and show cause, if any there be, why the prayer of the

petitioner should not be granted; And it is Further Ordered, that said

petitioner give notice to the persons interested in said estate, of the

pendancy of said petition, and the hearing thereof, by causing a copy of

this order to be published in the Greenville Independant a newspaper

printed and circulated in said County, three successive weeks previous to

said day of hearing.

Signed: Lucien C. Palmer, Judge of Probate (seal)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that we/I, Rosa A. Walker as principal,

and as sureties, within the State of Michigan, are holden and stand firmly

bound and obliged unto Lucien C. Palmer, Esq., Judge of Probate in and for

the said County of Montcalm in the full sum of four thousand dollars,

lawful money of the United States of America, to be paid unto the said

L.C. Palmer, his successors in the said office, or assigns, to be the true

payment whereof we do bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our

heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, for the whole

and in the whole, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals: Dated

the 20th day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and

ninety two. Whereas, the above bounden Rosa A. Walker has been appointed

by the Probate Court of said County, Special Administratrix of the estate

of William H. Walker, late of said County, deceased: Now the Condition of

this present Obligation is such, That if the above bounden Rosa A. Walker

shall well and truly perform, observe and keep the conditions following to

wit:

1st. That she shall make and return to the Probate Court aforesaid, a true

and perfect inventory of all goods, chattels, rights, credits and estate

of said decease, which shall come to her possession of knowledge, or to

the possession of any other person for her, at such time as the Judge of

Probate may order.

2d. That she shall administer according to law, all the goods, chattels,

rights, credits and estate of the said deceased, which shall, at any time,

come to her possession, or to the possession of any other person for her

and dispose of the same, as shall be ordered and decreed by said Probate

Court aforesaid.

3d. That she shall render a true account for all the goods, chattels,

debts and effects of the said deceased which shall be receeived by -?-

whenever required by the said ----?---- the judge or persons who shall

offered ----?---- to be appointed, executor of the admimitrator of the

said deceased or to such other authorized to the ----?---- as said Court

shall direct.

4th. That she shall perform all orders and decrees of the Probate Court

aforesaid, by the said Rosa A. Walker to be performed in the premises;

then the before written obligation to be void and of no effect, or else to

abide and remain in full force and virtue.

Signed:

Rosa A. Walker

Alonzo Smith

Henry Watson

CEMETERY: Forest Home Cemetery and St. Charles Catholic Cemetery,

Greenville, Montcalm Co., MI

Walker, Dora A. 19 Apr 1892-29 Jan 1985

Walker, Ralph 22 Nov 1888-6 Dec 1965

Walker, Alice 1880-1882 sec 6

Walker, Craig, father, 1885-1928 sec 8

Walker, Doris M. 1904-1971 sec 12

Walker, Ernestine 1882-1960 sec 12

Walker, Mildred Chase 1885- sec 27

Walker, Ralph 1876-1882 sec 6

Walker, Rose A. (Watson), mother, 1854-1940 sec 6

Walker, Sarah Louise 1852-1900 sec 12g

Walker, Viola 1905-1964 sec 31

Walker, William C. 1907-1971 sec 12

Walker, William H., father, 1834-1892 sec 6

Children are:

5. Ralph Walker b.1876 d.1882

5. William T. Walker b.1879

5. Alice Walker b.1880 d.1882

5. Harry Irving Walker b.1883 d.1974

5. Rose A. Walker b.1884

5. Craig Walker (priest?) b.1885 d.1928

5. Ralph Walker b.1889 d.1965 m. Dora A. (unknown) b.1892 d.1985. 

6. Margaret Walker b.1835 Townsend Twp. m.1853 Talbot Dist., Joseph Edwin

Dean b.1827 NY.

Joseph was a blacksmith.

6. Jane Walker b.1837 Townsend Twp., Ont d.1905 m.1858 Norfolk Co., Daniel

Woolley b.1832 Townsend d.1909.

**Daniel is the son of Joseph Woolley and Martha Collver.

Children are:

5. William McFarland Woolley b.1866 Port Ryerse, Ont d.1947 Lennon, MI m.

(Jane? unknown).

Children are:

4. Lillian Woolley b.1904

4. Harold Woolley b.1910

6. Ruth Walker b.1840 Townsend Centre d.1865 m.1860 Brant Co., Robert

Secord b.abt.1832 Brant Co. d.1874 Brant Co. Robert 1st m. Mary C. Dunnet

b.1839 d.1859.

**Robert is the son of Asa Secord and Jennette Brown.

Robert was a butcher in Brant County.

Children are:

5. George Secord b.abt.1861

5. William Secord b.abt.1863

6. Eli Walker b.1841 Townsend Twp.

Eli is not listed with the family on the 1861 Townsend Twp. Census.

6. Horace Walker b.1845 Townsend Twp.

Horace is not listed with the family on the 1861 Townsend Twp. Census. 

According to family lore, he vanished at Port Arthur, Ontario, no date or

cause given.

6. Cameron Malcom Walker b.1851 Townsend Twp. d.1902 Greenville, MI m.1876 Greenville, MI, Theresa Miller b.1858 d.1940 Greenville, MI. Theresa 2nd m.aft.1902, Melvin Hoffman b.1857 d.1924 Greenville, MI. Cameron is not listed with the family on the 1861 Townsend Twp. Census. Theresa and Cameron were married in the Methodist Episcopal church in Greenville, MI.

Listed with Cameron and his family on the 1880 Montcalm Co., MI Census is:

Curtiss Green, William Packard, George Smith and Jacob Flagg.

CEMETERY: Forest Home Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan.

Huffman, Melvin 1857-1924 sec 6

Huffman, Theresa (Walker-Miller) mother, 1858-1940 sec 6

Walker, Malcom C. father, 1851-1902 sec 6 Children are:

5. Lydia L. Walker b.1881 d.1918 Coral, MI m.abt.1904, Elgin C. Ingles b.1877 d.1970 Coral, MI.

Children are:

3. Madelin T. Walker b.1904 d.1911 Coral, MI.

3. Ionia J. Walker b.1912 d.1948 Coral, MI.

5. Claud Malcom Walker m. (unknown).

Children are:

4. Pearl Martha Walker

4. Stan Walker

5. Carrie R. Walker

5. Grace M. Walker

5. Floyd M. Walker

5. Kittie J. Walker

7. Joseph Walker (William8,William9) b.1799 Grimsby or Townsend Twp.  m.bef.1834, Elizabeth or Jane (unknown) b.1799 d.1897 Niagara, Ont.

7. Isaac Walker (William8,William9) b.1800 Townsend Twp. d.1869 Elgin Co.  1st m., Susan (unknown). Isaac 2nd m., Susan (Marr) Bostwick. Susan Marr 1st m.1831 in Southwold, Henry E. Bostwick, a cabinetmaker. 

**Susan Marr was the daughter of Thomas Marr and Esther Lemon.

Children of Susan Marr and Henry E. Bostwick are:

6. Sarah Bostwick

6. Esther Bostwick Children of Isaac and 1st Susan (unknown) are:

6. William Walker b.abt.1840 Children of Isaac and Susan (Marr) Bostwick are:

6. Thomas Marr Walker b.1842 d.1900 m. Clara or Clarissa T. (unknown) b.abt.1847.

Children are:

5. James Bruce Walker b.1870 MI

5. Cory E. Walker b.1872

5. Clara M. Walker b.1874

5. Katie S. Walker b.1875

5. Grace B. Walker b.1880

6. Rebecca Walker b.1846 d.1922 MI m.1865, John B. Bonser.

Children are:

5. John Walker Bonser

6. David Marr Walker b.1848 Canada d.abt.1930 1st m.1872, Alice Boughner d.abt.1900. David 2nd m.1901, Carrie E. Warren b.abt.1860 MI. 

From the Grand Rapids City Directory: Chief Officers of the Fire

Department, Chief Marshals 1915-1916 David B. Walker, No. 4. Corner Kent

street and Crescent avenue rebuilt in 1876. Captains: David Walker, Archie

McDougal. Lieutenant: William Tuffts.

Children are:

5. (Pearl?) Walker m. Charles Lillie.

5. Lewis E. Walker b.1883 MI

Lewis lived in Detroit about 1930.

6. Lois Walker

7. Thomas Walker (William8,William9) b. Townsend Twp.

7. Robert Walker (William8,William9) b. Townsend Twp.

7. Ralph Walker (William8,William9) b.abt.1815 Townsend Twp. d.1875 Ionia Co., MI m.abt.1843, Celestine (Bazzo or Yerkes) b.1818 Canada d.1875 Ionia Co., MI.

Ralph and Celestine lived on Lot 15 Con 12 in Walsingham Twp. On the 1852

Census for Walsingham Twp., there is an Archibald (unknown), age

twenty-three, listed with Ralph and Celestine’s family. His relationship,

if any, is not recorded.

Children are:

6. Francis Walker b.1844 Canada d.1918 m.1854 Canada, Rebecca Estelle King

b.abt.1857 Canada d.aft.1920 Ionia Co., MI.

Children are:

5.    Franklin Walker b.1875 MI

5.    Mabel Walker b.1878 MI

5. Sylvia Walker b.1880 MI

5. Bessie Walker b.1888 MI

6. Margaret Walker b.1845 Canada m. George Rogers b.1846 NY.

Children are:

5. Emma M. Rogers b.1882 MI m. (unknown) Deeds.

Children are:

4.    Verne Deeds b.1899 MI

6. Arminta Walker b.1849

6. Mary Elizabeth Walker b.1850 Norfolk Co., Ont. d.1929 Saranac, Ionia

Co., MI m.1876 Wade Twp., Ionia Co., MI, Phillip M. Dodds b.1856 d.1920

Ionia Co., MI.

Children are:

5. Edith B. Dodds b.1877 d.1942 m.1903, Menno C. Weber b.1881.

Children are:

4. Aura G. Weber b.1904 Ionia Co., MI d.1976 Kent Co., MI m. Stanley Ayers

b.1899.

Children are:

3. Wayne Ayers b.1929

3. Mona June Ayers

4. Paul M. Weber b.1906 m. Lucille (unknown).

Children are:

3. Paula Weber

4. June Weber b.1908 d.1995 1st m., Clarence Dollaway. June 2nd m., Eugene

Covey.

Children are:

3. Dolores Dollaway m. Rex Collins.

5. Ralph Hugh Dodds b.1880 Sand Lk., MI d.1978 Saranac, MI m. Genevieve

“Viva” Aldrich b.1883 Ionia Co., MI d.1972.

Children are:

4. Eula C. Dodds b.1908 d.1966 m. Harold Frost b.1903 MI.

Children are:

3. Roger Frost

3. Sue Frost

4. Helen M. Dodds b.1914 Ionia Co., MI m. William H. Ross Jr.

6. Lavinna/Lovina Edith Walker b.1853 Norfolk Co. 1st m.1877 Wade Twp.,

Ionia Co., MI, Charles Henry Storey b.1857 d.1880. Lavinna/Lovina 2nd

m.1884 Montcalm Co., MI, George M. Phillips.

Children of Lavinna/Lovina and Charles are:

5. George Storey

Children of Lavinna/Lovina and George are:

5. Harvey Phillips

5. Arnie Phillips

6. Julia H. Walker b.1855 Canada m. George H. Webster b.1852 MI.

Children are:

5. Lena M. Webster b.1879 MI

5. Fay H. Webster b.1882 MI m. Ella Lenna (unknown) b.1885.

Children are:

4. Merle K. Webster b.1906

4. Doris Lucille Webster b.1909

4. Leona Webster b.1912

5. Winnie M. Webster b.1884 MI

5. Frank L. Webster b.1890 MI

6. Elizabeth “Libbie” Walker b.1859 Canada d.1917 Midland, MI m.1855,

Thomas Zimmerman b.1855 d.1920 Midland, MI.

Children are:

5. Vernie Zimmerman b.1876 MI

5. J. Pearl Zimmerman b.1876 MI

5. Frank Zimmerman b.1880 MI m. Flossie (unknown).

Children are:

4. Eila Zimmerman b.1914 MI

4. Norma Zimmerman b.1907 MI

5. Goldie M. Zimmerman b.1895 MI d.1935 m. George W. Billings.  6. Edward C. Walker b.1862 Townsend Twp. d.1934 Kent Co., MI m.1890, Harriet “Hattie” May Dodds b.1871 d.1954 Kent Co., MI. 

**Harriet was the daughter of Hugh Dodd and Margaret McDonald.

Children Are:

5. Ruby Fern Walker b.1891 Ionia Co. MI d.1916 Kent Co.,MI m. Kenneth

Chase b.1891 Ionia Co., MI d.1918 Kent Co., MI.

Children are:

4. Audrey Lillian Chase b.1915 1st m. James Topp. Audrey 2nd m. Richard C.

Dykstra.

6. Agnes “Aggie” E. Walker b.1863 Canada m.abt.1892, George Stone b.1856.

Children are:

5. Edith F. Stone b.1893 MI

6. William M. Walker b.1871 Kent Co.,MI d.1910 Kent Co., MI m.1898, Anna

Little b.1876 MI d.1956 MI.

Children are:

5. Gladys Walker b.1900 d.1970 m. Charles Thorpe.

7. Archibald Walker (William8,William9) b. Townsend Twp.

7. Mary Walker (William8,William9) b.abt.1806 Townsend Twp.

7. Sarah Walker (William8,William9) b. Townsend Twp.

 

MARGARET WALKER FAMILY:(William SR.9)

8. Margaret Walker b.1773 NC d.1838 Townsend Twp. m.abt.1799, William

McCool b.1766 NC d.1836 Townsend Twp.

Margaret and William received in 1795 a land grant for Lot 5 Con 9 in

Townsend Twp. William McCool was an innkeeper in Grimsby in 1830.

Children are:

7. Archibald (Alexander?) McCool (Margaret8,William9) b.1800 d.1866

Townsend Twp.

7. William McCool (Margaret8,William9) b.abt.1801

7. Robert McCool (Margaret8,William9) b.1809 Upper Canada d.1888 Townsend Twp. 1st m.1835 Windham Twp., Lovina Messecar b.1812 Upper Canada d.1874 Townsend Twp. Robert 2nd m.1875 Hamilton, Cedelia Bates b.abt.1824 Montreal, Quebec d.1900 Hamilton. Cedelia 2nd m. (unknown) Cliff. 

**Lovina was the daughter of Matthew Messecar and Mary Slaght.

**Cedelia was the daughter of William Bates and Catharine (unknown).

Robert owned and farmed Con 8 Lot 5 & 6.

MARRIAGE RECORD: Robert McCool and Levina Messecar, both of Townsend, Feb.  1836. Witnesses: Joseph Mc Cool, Aurila Sterling. Performed by: Rev. Jacob Goble, Free Communion Baptist Church, Windham. 

MARRIAGE: Robert McCool, widower, yeoman and 60 years of age. Residing and

born in Townsend. Cedelia Bates, s spinster and 50 years of age. She was

born in Montreal and waa residing in Hamilton. Witnesses were W.H. Cliff

and H.A. Webber. Officiating Clergy, W. Johnson, marriage by license.

CEMETERY:Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, four sided monument -NE side:

Lovina, wife of Robert McCool died June 18, 1874 aged 62yrs 21 days.

Robert McCool died March 9, 1888 aged 78yrs-2mos-27 days.  

NEWS ARTICLE: Broken Leg- The many friends of Mr. Robert McCool will

regret to learn of the misfortune which befell him on Saturday morning

last. While out in the yard on the west side of his house, he

unfortunately slipped and fell, breaking his left leg between the knee and

hip, and also severely bruising his hip. Robert was taken into the house

by Thomas McCool and James Leach, who fortunately happened to be present

at the time, and medical assistance summoned. The fracture was reduced on

Sunday and the unfortunate man is as comfortable as it is possible to make

him. It will no doubt be a long time before he will be able to get around

again, as his age, between 75 and 80, is against him making a very speedy

recovery. To make matters still worse Mr. McCool has been totally blind

for several months.

NEWS ARTICLE: Medical: Mr. Robert McCool is gradually sinking, his

recovery is impossible.

OBITUARY: Owing to the very inclement state of the weather, the funeral of the late Mr. Robert McCool on Sunday morning was not as largely attended as it would otherwise have been. Since the injury he sustained some few weeks ago, he has been gradually sinking until on Friday last he passed quietly away. A union memorial service was held in the Baptist Church in which the resident minister took part. The sermon by the Rev. Mr. Moore was a masterly to infidelity and was listened to with close attention. 

OBITUARY: Cedelia Cliff, widow of Robert McCool of Waterford died 10 May

1900 at her brothers home at 137 Market St., Hamilton.

Children are:

6. John W. McCool b.1860 Canada West d.1915 Waterford m.1884, Florence

Bell Shaver b.1863 d.1949

Mr. J.W. McCool has purchased Mr. A.B. Dean’s livery business in the

Waterford.

MARRIAGE RECORD: McCool - Shaver In Waterford, on November 26th 1884 inst., at the residence of the bride’s mother, by the Rev. Jas. Goodwin, Mr. John McCool to Miss Belle Shaver, all of Waterford. 

OBITUARY: The Late J.W. McCool- Last summer while working in his berry

patch, Mr. J. W. McCool of Waterford was smitten with paralysis which has

since left him practically helpless and ended in his death on Wednesday

morning at the age of 54 years. The deceased was born on the old homestead

just south of the village of Waterford and spent all his life in that

vicinity. His bright, kind disposition made him a great favorite, and he

will be greatly missed in various organizations of the Methodist church of

which he was an active member.

He is survived by a sorrowing wife and four sisters: Mrs. A. M. Little, Vancouver B. C.; Mrs. Elam Chapin, Toronto; Mrs. F. Bouslaugh and Mrs. A. 

M. Tobin, Waterford; and two brothers: William of Bay City Mich.; and

Thomas, of Fairbanks, Alaska, to whom the sincere sympathy of the whole

community is extended. Mr. McCool was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Oliver

Robertson of this town.

FUNERAL: The funeral of the late Mr. John McCool was held on Friday afternoon at half past two, and was attended by a very large number of relatives and friends. On account of illness Rev. J. Truax was unable to be present and the services were conducted by Rev. E. R. Fitch. In accordance with the wish of the deceased, Mrs. Clyde Green, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Parker of Woodstock, were present and sang two beautiful solos, Mrs. Green singing “No Night There” and Mrs. Parker “The Homeland”. 

Beautiful flowers in profusion spoke of the love and high esteem in which

Mr. McCool was held by a large circle of friends. to whom his passing is a

great loss. Those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Green,

Mrs. D. J. Horning and Mrs. Croy, of Hamilton, Mrs. Wallace of Saginaw,

Mr. Wm McCool of Bay City, Mr. and Mrs. Shaver and Miss Shaver, of

Woodstock, Mr. and Mrs. E. Chapin and Dr. Chapin of Toronto, and Mr. and

Mrs. Oliver Robortson, of Simcoe.

CEMETERY MARKER: Greenwood Cemetery, four sided monument reads- SE side:

John W. McCool / 1860 - 1915 / His wife / Florence Bell / Shaver / 1863 -

1949.

6. William McCool of Bay City, MI.

6. Thomas McCool of Fairbanks, Alaska.

6. (Daughter) McCool m. A.M. Little of Vancouver, B.C.

6. (Daughter) McCool m. Elam Chapin of Toronto.

6. (Daughter) McCool m. F. Bouslaugh of Waterford.

6. (Daughter) McCool m. A.M. Tobin of Waterford. 

6. Lucy Lovina McCool b.1870 Waterford, Norfolk Co. m.1886 in Simcoe,

Norfolk Co., John Barclay Moore b.abt.1859 in Brussels, Gray Twp., Huron

Co.

**John was the son of Charles Moore and Mary Lyman.

Lucy McCool is listed as adopted on the 1871 Ontario Census. 

MARRIAGE REGISTRATION: John Moore, age 27, residing in Waterford, bachelor

and his occupation is listed as agent. Lucy was residing in Waterford, 17

years of age and a spinster. The witnesses were Margaret Hooker and Edna

Hooker, both of Simcoe. John belonged to the Episcopalian faith and Lucy

was a member of the Baptist faith. Marriage performed by Rev. LeRoy Hooker

by license in Simcoe, Norfolk Co.

 

RALPH WALKER Sr. FAMILY: (William Sr. 9)

8. Ralph Walker Sr. b.1775 NC d.1859 Grimsby Twp. m.bef.1804, Anna Elizabeth Book b.1776 Germany d.1845 Grimsby Twp. 

**Anna was the daughter of Conrath (Conrad) Book (Bukh) and Anna Sophia

Zimmerman.

Ralph Walker Sr. received a Crown Grant of 200 acres of land in Grimsby

Twp., Lot 16 Con III, on top of the escarpment which later was known as

“Fair View” for the magnificent views to be had up there. Ralph married

Anna Elizabeth Book. Ralph Walker Sr. was a Captain in the 4th Lincoln

Regiment- Flank Company in the War of 1812, the sword he carried in the

various battles in now in the possession of his great, great

granddaughter- Mrs. James Mather of Van Couver. The Ralph Walker Sr. house

still stands in its setting of ancient trees at the top of Woolverton

Mountain Road. In the late 1820’s Ralph Walker Sr. acquired land in the

village of Grimsby and built several houses, one of them termed “Ralph

Walker’s Inn”. This stood on the corner of Main and Elizabeth streets and

for many years council, political and other meetings were held there. He

gave land on which the first Presbyterian church was built and he was

buried in the adjoining churchyard.

CEMETERY: Presbyterian Churchyard, Grimsby, Ont. The inscription on his

stone reads:

“Ralph Walker, born in North Carolina, 4 March 1775, died in Grimsby 28 May 1859.” His wife Ann Elizabeth, b.1776 d.1845, was buried in the Book family plot in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian churchyard. 

NOTE: Grimsby Twp. refers to Grimsby Township, Lincoln Co.(was Niagara),

Ontario unless otherwise specified.

Children are:

7. William Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1804 Grimsby Twp. d.1852 m.bef.1832,

Mary Ann Vanduzer b.1811 Ireland.

**Mary Ann was the daughter of John Vanduzer and (unknown).

Children are:

6. Robert Henry Walker b.1836 d.1907 m.1861, Victoria Catherine Muir

b.1842 d.1923.

** Victoria was the daughter of Douglas Muir and Eunice Boon.

Children are:

5. Minnie Maude Walker b.abt.1862 m.1885, Alvin Arthur Merritt b.1840

d.1925.

Minnie and Alvin lived in Hamilton.

Children are:

4. Ernest A. Merritt b.1887 d.1892.

4. Josephine F. Merritt b.1891 d.1897.

5. Louise Isabella Walker b.1863 d.1948 m.1885, James George Stuart.

Children are:

4. Donald Stanly Stuart b.1902 South Grimsby

4. Joseph Garnet Stuart m. Vera May (unknown) b.abt.1908 d.2000.

5. Georgina Ann Walker b.1865 d.1940 m.1888, George Forsyth.

5. William Douglas Walker b.1866 d.1918 m. (unknown).

William was a carpenter and divorced from his wife.

5. Florence L. Walker b.1868 d.1949 m. Joseph Rymal.

Florence and Joseph lived in Smithville.

5. Robert J. Walker b.1870 d.1946 m. Rosa Ellen Forsyth b.1876.

**Rosa was the daughter of Benjamin Forsyth and Catherine Bingleman.

Robert and Rosa lived in Vancouver.

5. Joseph Henry Walker b.1871 d.1960 1st m. Isabella (unknown). Joseph 2nd

m.1912, Eunice Ann Olmstead.

Joseph lived in Grimsby.

5. Ruth Cecelia Walker b.1874 d. Revelstoke, B.C. m. (unknown) McKinnon.

Ruth and her husband lived in Revelstoke, B.C.

5. John Henry Walker b.1875

5. Bruce Stanley Walker b.1877 d.1944.

5. Leslie Edward Walker b.1881 d.1943.

5. Fredrick Middleton Walker b.1885 d.1945 Grassie m.1913, Charlotte Jane

Duck b.1892 d.1986 Grassie.

Fredrick and Charlotte Walker owned and operated a small farm and grapery

at Grassie, Ontario, Canada. They also operated a small mill for the

grinding of grain for animal feed at the same location. The farm occupied

an area surrounding the hamlet of Grassie on the south-east corner of Mud

street and the Grassie road with the T. H. & B. railway along the west and

south edge of the property, occupying lots 16 and 17 ward 3 South Grimsby

township. Picture and story to be found in “West Lincoln, Our Links With

The Past”.

OBITUARY: Following a two months illness, Frederick Middleton Walker, passed away at his home in Grassies, Ontario, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 1945. He was born on the farm where he died 59 years ago, the youngest son of the late Robert and Victoria Muir Walker. He had farmed there all his life. Left to mourn his passing besides his wife, the former Lottie Duck are one son, Clifford, two daughters, Audry and Betty, all at home, also two brothers, Joseph Walker, Grimsby and Robert of Vancouver, and four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Merritt, Hamilton, Mrs. George Stewart, Grassies, Mrs. Joseph Rymal, Smithville and Mrs. John McKinnon, Revelstoke, B.C. The funeral was held on Friday last. Interment in Tweedside Cemetery.  OBITUARY: Walker, Charlotte Janet (Lottie) - At the Brodie Nursing Home, Winona on Thursday, May 8, 1986. Lottie (Duck) Walker, of Grassie, widow of the late Fredrick M. Walker and dear mother of Mrs. Fred Wychopen (Audrey) of Bradford, Mrs. Peter Gollwitzer (Betty) of Grassie and the late Clifford Walker (1984), in her 94th year. Sister of Fred Duck of RR 1, Grassie, Mrs. Edith Vickers, RR 1, Grimsby and Dorothy (Mrs. Melvin Southward), St. Catharines. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Predeceased by her grandson, Bill Gollwitzer, in 1976. Resting at the Book Funeral Home, 195 Griffin Street North, Smithville, for complete Funeral Saturday, May 10th at 3 p.m. The family will be at the Funeral Home, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Friday Interment in Tweedside Cemetery.

Children are:

4. Clifford Walker d.1984.

4. Audrey Elizabeth Walker b.1953 m. Fred Wychopen.

4. Betty Walker m. Peter Gollwitzer.

Children are:

3. William Gollwitzer d.1976.

5. Shara Walker (adopted) b.1886 d.1937 m. Ben Davis.

6. John Book Walker b.1835 m.1863, Orpha Muir b.1841.

** Orpha was the daughter of George Muir and Susanna Palmer. 

John and Orpha built a home known as, Jubilee Hall, on the brow of the

Niagara Escarpment in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Children are:

5. William Wallace Walker b.1864 d.1865.

5. Alice Eliza Walker b.1865 d.1957 m.1887, Hamilton Lee.

Children are:

4. They had seven children.

5. Ida Walker b.1868 d.1931 m.1896, C.E. Hopkins.

5. George Walter Walker b.1870 d.1874

5. Albert Edgar Walker b.1872 d.1933 m.1905, Annie Choate.

Children are:

4. One daughter.

5. Clara Maude Walker b.1875 d.1937 m.1912, John J. Bowslaugh.

Children are:

4. They had three children.

5. Mabel Marion Walker b.1878 d.1940 m.1901, George Meed.

Children are:

4. They had two children.

5. Ethel Walker b.1880 d.1959 m.1913, William Aikenhead.

Ethel and William had no children.

5. John Alba Walker b.1882 d.1970 m.1913, Minnie J. Stewart.

Children are:

4. Donald Stewart Walker b.1914 d.1979.

5. Frank Muir Walker b.1886 d.1956 m.1916, Agnes Young.

Children are:

4. They had one son.

6. Isaac B. Walker b.1839 m.1868, Agnes Eliza Muir b.1843.

** Agnes was the daughter of George Muir and Susanna Palmer.

6. Elizabeth Walker

6. Alice Olive Walker b.1844 d.1917 m. Thomas Anderson.  6. Adelaide M. Walker b.1850 d.1914 m.1885, Llewellyn David Evans b.1850 d.1914. Llewellyn 2nd m.aft.1914, Rosa (unknown). 

** Llewellyn was the son of Reese Evans and Elizabeth Von Hintz.

Children are:

5.    Nellie E. Alice Evans b.1887 d.1918.

 

7.    Ann Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1806 Grimsby Twp. d.1879 m.1845, Byard

McCurdy (Capt.) b.1806 d.1875

**Byard was the son of Archibald McCurdy and Mary (unknown). 

Byard McCurdy also served as a lieutenant in the 4th Lincoln, serving in

the Rebellion of 1837.

7.    Robert Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1806 Grimsby Twp. d.1849 m.1833, Catherine Beam Muir b.1816 US d.abt.1886. 

** Catherine was the daughter of George Muir and Barbara Douglas.

Children are:

6. Elizabeth Walker b.1836

6. Ralph A. Walker b.1837 m.1861, Maria Betts b.1841 Eng d.1897.

** Maria was the daughter of John Betts and Ann (unknown).

Ralph was a fruit grower.

Children are:

5. Isabella Young Walker b.1862.

5. Cecelia Ann Walker b.1871.

5. Aubee MacLarren Walker b.1877 Grimsby.

6. Charlotte Walker b.1838.

6. James Walker b.1843 m. Martha A. May.

Children are:

5. James Rufus Walker b.1871 Grimsby.

5. Andrew Oscar Walker b.1872 Grimsby.

5. Dennis Dorwin Walker b.1874 South Grimsby.  5. Matilda Amandene Walker b.1876 South Grimsby d.1953 m.1897 Smithville, Charles Albert Roszel b.1858 South Grimsby d.1935 South Grimsby. 

**Charles was the son of Charles Roszel and Margaret Gould.

In 1920, Eleanor J. Griffin, widow, issued a Quit Claim (no. 4054 trans. 

Oct. 9, 1920) for thirty acres, Conc 8 lot 23, South Grimsby, to Charles

A. Roszel for forty dollars.

CEMETERY: Union Cemetery, Smithville, Ontario, Canada

Children are:

4. Alta May Augusta Roszel b.1899 South Grimsby d.1988 South Grimsby.

4. Albert Oscar Roszel b.1903 South Grimsby d.1955 South Grimsby.

Albert was a millwright.

Burial: 3 November 1955, Smithville, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada.

Cause of Death: Brain tumor.

4. Carrie Alaetha Roszel b.1903 South Grimsby.

5. Melvin Murray Walker b.1878 South Grimsby.

6. Robert H. Walker b.1843 m.1870, Margaret Tallman.

Children are:

5. William Wallace Walker b.1870.

5. Letha Belle Walker b.1881.

5. Melvin Walker b.1885 Clinton Twp. d.1945 Clinton Twp. m. Elsie Cartwright b.abt.1900 and d.1964 St. Catherines. 

Melvin and Elsie lived in Jordan, Ontario at bottom of the hill. The

original Walker family home of William Walker Sr. He worked for the

Township of Grimsby. While clearing snow in 1945 in a snowplow, he got out

and was hit by a passing car. He had both legs amputated and died from

shock and hemorrhaging.

OBITUARY: The funeral of Melvin Walker, of Jordan, who was killed in a highway accident Wednesday afternoon, August 8th, was held last Friday afternoon from the J. W. Buck & Son Funeral Home, Beamsville and was largely attended by friends and many who had been close to Mr. Walker during the 20 years he had been employed on highway work. During the service Mrs. Chas. I. Tallman sang two favourite pieces of the deceased.  “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “Sometime you’ll understand” and Mrs. J. 

B. Stallwood presided at the organ. The services were conducted by

Evangelists C. G. McPhee and O. H. Tallman. Interment took place in

Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby. The pallbearers were Messrs. Charles

Webster, George Miln, Kenneth Sherwood, of the highways staff, and Paul

high,Wilfred Richardson and Charles Tufford.

Children are:

4. Graham Walker.

5. George Walker b.1888.

6.    Maria Walker b.1845 m.1873, William F. Tweedle b.1837. 

6.    Mary Jane Walker b.1849 Grimsby Twp. d.1928 Stamford, Ont. m.1873,

Douglas Shavalier b.1849 Grimsby Twp. d.1933 Stamford, Ont.

7.    Margaret Book Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1808 Grimsby Twp. m.1831, John Durlin Smith b.1806 d.1896.

**John was the son of John Smith and Hannah Wilcox.

Margaret and John lived in Halton County.

Children are:

6. Elizabeth Smith b.1832

6. Almira Smith b.1835

6. Amanda Smith b.1837

6. Mariah Smith b.1849

6. John Walker Smith b.1854 m. Keturah Inglehart.

7.    Maria Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1811 Grimsby Twp. d.1897 m.1845,

Alexander Andrew McFarlane b.1800 Ireland d.1885.

7.    George Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1811 Grimsby Twp. d.1812 Grimsby Twp.

 

 

7.    Isaac Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1813 Grimsby Twp. d.1895 m. Mary Jane

Randall b.1829 d.1910.

**Mary was the daughter of James Randall and Catherine McCurdy.

Isaac and Mary lived on the original Walker farm.

Children are:

6.    Olivia Jane Walker b.1847 d.1925 m.1867, Walter Victor Hare b.1836 d.1897.

**Walter was the son of Peter Hare, Jr and Magdalena Secord.

Walter Hare was a grocer.

Children are:

5.    Maude O. Hare b.1869 m. Dr. Donald Clark

6.    Sarah Augusta Walker b.1850

6.    Frank Walker b.1854 m.1875, Emma Amanda Jane (Jenny) Cline b.1855.

** Emma (Jenny) was the daughter of Cyrus Cline and Mary Jane Beamer.

Children are:

5.    Arthur Stanley Walker b.1876 m. Florence Perry.

Children are:

4. Maury Walker b. 1902 North Grimsby, Lincoln Co.

5.    (Infant) Walker b.1877 d.1877

5.    Mabel Walker b.1879 m.1902, Peter Graham b.abt.1873.

Peter Graham was a blacksmith.

6.    Stewart Walker b.1859

6.    Henrietta May Walker b.1861 m.1892, Louis D. Blanchfield who was from

New York, US.

7.    Ralph Walker Jr. (Ralph8,William9) b.abt.1815 Grimsby Twp. d.1904 m.1846, Mariah C. Pettit b.1826 d.1897 **Mariah was the daughter of Asa Pettit and Electa Glover or Felecity Green.

Ralph and Mariah Walker lived on Lots 7 & 8, Con. VI, Grimsby Twp.,

Lincoln Co., Ontario. Children are:

6.    Amiarantha Ann Walker b.1851 m.1879, Daniel Hagar.  Daniel Hagar, at the time of the marriage, was a hotel keeper in Orangeville, Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont. 

6.    (Infant Son) Walker b.1853 d.1853.

Cemetery Marker reads: Infant son of Ralph Jr. and Mariah Walker.

7.    John Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1818 Grimsby Twp. d.1895 m.1841, Euphemia McGann b.1821 NY d.1896.

John and Euphemia lived on Lot 17 Con 2 and 3 Grimsby Twp.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Walker of the Township of Grimsby in the County of Lincoln, yeoman, made this eleventh day of May and one thousand eight hundred and ninety one. I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament. 

I direct that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid

by my executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my

decease.

I will and direct that all my personal property of every nature and

description save as hereinafter mentioned shall be sold by my said

executors as soon as possible after my decease and the proceeds thereof

divided equally between my three daughters Josephine Withington, Eliza

Jane Woolverton and Fanny Blanche Drummond share and share alike of after

payment of my debts.

I will and devise all my real estate being composed of Lot Seventeen in

the third Concession of the said township of Grimsby containing one

hundred acres and part of Lot Seventeen in the Second Concession of the

said township one containing nine acres to my beloved wife Euphemia Walker

for the rest of her natural life.

After the decease of my said wife I will and devise the westerly half of

said real estate unto my son William H. Walker, absolutely the Northerly

half of the Easterly half to my son John H. Walker absolutely and the

Southerly half of said Easterly half to my son Robert B. Walker

absolutely.

I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Fanny Blanche my piano. 

I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Eliza Jane the fancy beadsted

now in my house.

And I nominate and appoint my son John Henry Walker and my son-in-law

Solon Woolveraton to be the sole executors of this my will. In witness

whereof I have here into set my hand and seal the day and year first above

written.

Signature:

John Walker

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

This is the last will and testament of me, Euphemia Walker, of the

township of North Grimsby in the county of Lincoln widow of the late John

Walker deceased hereby revoking all former Wills and testamentary papers

that I may have made.

I will desire and bequeath unto my three daughters Josephine Withington,

Jane E. Woolverton and Blanch Drummond all the real and personal estate

that I may die possessing or in any way entitled to. To be equally divided

between them and in the event of either or any of my said daughters being

dead at the time of my decease then her child or children shall represent

their parents share and receive it.

Her above desire subject to the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses including a suitable gravestone. 

And I appoint my said daughters Josephine Withington, Jane E. Woolverton

and Blanch Drummond to be the Executrices of this my will and to see the

same carried into effect.

In witness hereof I have set my hand this thirteenth day of May one

thousand eight hundred and ninety five.

Signature:

Euphemia Walker

Children are:

6.    Josephine Walker b.1841 m.1867, Ralph Withington of Philadelphia, PA.

6.    William H. Walker b.1843 d.1939 m. Donna (unknown) b.USA.

6.    Robert B. Walker b.1845 m.1873, Hannah D. Burkholder.

Children are:

5.    Josaphine McFarland Walker b.1874

6.    John Henry Walker b.1847 m. Alice E. Carpenter b.1846 d.1927 Grimsby.

**Alice was the daughter of Joseph Carpenter and Elizabeth Pettit.

Children are:

5. Frederick Solon Carpenter Walker b.1874

5. Henry Lloyd Walker b.1876

5. Sarah Catherine Fedora Walker b.1880 m.abt.1918, Henry Edward

Mountstephen.

**Henry was the son of E. Mountstephen and M. Lissiman. 

6.    Elizabeth Jane Walker b.1850 d.1947 m.1873, Solon Woolverton, Dr b.1845 d.1943.

** Solon was the son of Jonathan Woolverton and Emaline Bergmann.

Elizabeth and Solon lived in the city of London, Middlesex Co. 

OBITUARIES: Funeral services were held here today for Elizabeth Jane

Woolverton, wife of the late Dr. Solon Woolverton, both residents of

Grimsby many years ago. The late Elizabeth Woolverton passed away at

London on Tuesday in her 98 year, and interment was in St. Andrew’s

Cemetery, Grimsby.

OBITUARY: Canada’s Oldest Dentist Passes, Dr. Solon Woolverton, Native Of Grimsby, Dies At His Home In London, at the Age Of 97 Years. A native of Grimsby, the oldest graduate dentist in Canada, passed away at his home in London, on Thursday night last at the age of 97 years, in the person of Dr. Solon Woolverton. Dr Woolverton was the last of five brothers, a son of the late Jonathon Woolverton, the first man to grow peaches commercially in Canada. He was the first student to receive a diploma from the Ontario --(missing words)-- practiced his profession for close onto three-quarters of a century. He and Mrs. Woolverton, who survives, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last fall, at which time they received a message of congratulations from their Majesties, The King and Queen. Deceased was an uncle of Mrs. Hamilton Fleming and Harold C. 

Woolverton of North Grimsby. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday

afternoon last in St. Andrew’s Anglican church, Rev. J. Allan Ballard,

officiating. Interment taking place in St. Andrew’s churchyard. Casket

bearers were William and Walker Drummond of Waterdown, Arthur Smith of

Vineland, R. O. Smith, Harold Woolverton, and Norman Nelles of Grimsby.

Children are:

5. Maude Woolverton b.1874 d.1878.

5. Edith Woolverton b.1876 d.1878.

5. Euphenia Louise Woolverton b.1882 d.1959.

5. Elizabeth Irene Woolverton b.1883 d.1971.

5. Laura B. Woolverton b.1886 d.1982.

6. Francis (Fanny) Blanche Walker b.1856 m.1889, William A. Drummond.

Fanny and William lived in Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ont.

Children are:

5. Walker Drummond

7.    Elizabeth Walker (Ralph8,William9) b.1820 Grimsby Twp. d.1896 m.bef.1844, Andrew Randall b.1816 Orange Co., NY d.1909 Grimsby Twp.  **Andrew is the son of James Randall and Catherine McCurdy.  Andrew Randall was two years old when his parents moved to Canada. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Walker. They purchased and took over the running of her father’s inn, “Mansion House”, in Grimsby. Many meetings, council, Masonic, agricultural and others were held under their hospitable roof over a period of many years. “Captain” Randall, as he was familiarly known in this community, was especially interested in Military and Masonic affairs. Elizabeth Street in Grimsby, is named for his wife Elizabeth. She was born 21 Sept., 1820 and died 18 May 1896. Andrew died 14 October, 1909, age 93 years. A. Randall is listed in the Historical atlas of Lincoln Co., location, Grimsby; Date of settlement, 1844;

Nativity, New York; P.O. Address, Grimsby; Business, Proprietor Mansion

House.

Children are:

6.    Ralph Walker Randall b.1844 d.1925 m.abt.1865, Elizabeth Book Drake b.1858.

**Elizabeth was the daughter of N. Francis Drake and Jane Book.

Ralph was a butcher.

Children are:

5. Norman Lorenzo Randall b.1869 d.1951 m.1890, Laura Maude Mitchell.

5. Robert S. Randall b.abt.1873 m. Annie (unknown).

6. James S. Randall b.1845 m. Nellie Henry b.1849.

Children are:

5. Eric Claud Randall b.1872

5. Edna Bell Randall b.1874

6. Robert M. Randall b.1847

Robert was a telegraph operator.

6. Eric S. Randall b.1854

6. Andrew B. Randall b.1856 d.1897

Andrew was a fruit grower.

 

 

 

ISAAC WALKER FAMILY: (William Sr. 9)

8. Isaac Walker b.1776 NC d.1812 buried in Grimsby Twp. m. (unknown). 

Isaac requested Lot 8 Con 8 Townsend Twp. in 1796. However in 1797, Paul

Averill ascertained Lot 8 Con 8 had been requested by Isaac Petitt as

well. Mr. Averill recognized Isaac Walker as the first improver and had

the best right to it. The claim of Isaac Petitt was annulled. Other land

transactions: 1800 Ancaster, 8/8 to (878), 1803 to Job Slaght two hundred

acres 8/8 To. Isaac’s name was on the voter’s list in 1808 on Lot 36 in

Ancaster Twp. He served as a private with the 4th Lincoln Regiment in the

War of 1812 and died of disease. It is not known who Isaac married but in

the list of those to receive pensions were the orphan children of Isaac

Walker, which would indicate that his wife died before his pension (20

pounds) was applied for. The children were left in the custody of William

Walker Sr, his father. Therefore one may assume that they were brought up

in Grimsby/Clinton Twp.

CEMETERY: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian churchyard, Grimsby, Ont. A simple

sandstone marks his grave, the inscription reads:

“In Memory of Isaac Walker who departed this life 4th November, 1812 in

the 37th year of his age.”

Children are:

7. Francis Walker (Isaac8,William9) b.abt.1800 m.abt.1833, Elizabeth

(unknown).

Children are:

6. Phoebe Catherine Walker b.1834

7. Thomas Walker (Isaac8,William9) b.1802 m. Harriet Moon.  Thomas and Harriet are thought to have lived in Ancaster Twp. on part of Lot 36.

Children are:

6. Thomas Walker

6. Martha Walker

 

7. William Walker (Isaac8,William9) b.1804

There was a William Walker that settled on Lot 36 in Ancaster Twp.

7. Israel Walker (Isaac8,William9) b.1806 1st m.1827, Anna Johnson b.1799 d.1851. Israel 2nd m.abt.1852, Elizabeth Fisher. 

**Anna was the daughter of Jeremiah Johnson and Elizabeth Durham.

Children are:

6. Timothy Walker b.1827 m.1857, Susannah Dean b.1827.

Children are:

5. John A. Walker b.1858

5. Israel Walker b.1859

6. Jeremiah J. Walker b.1831 m. Sarah J. (unknown) b.1840.

Jeremiah was a tanner.

Children are:

5. Emerson Walker b.1859

5. Henry Walker b.1860

5. Hannah Walker b.abt.1861

 

7. Abraham Walker (Isaac8,William9) b.1808 d.1848 m.1834, Catherine

Merrill b.1798 d.1862 Beamsville.

**Catherine was the daughter of Samuel Merrill and Catherine Beam.

Children are:

6. William S. Walker b.1836 d.1867.

6. Robert J. Walker b.1838 d.1868 m.1863, Jane Morgan.

7. Jane Ann Walker (Isaac8,William9) b.1809 d.1896 m. James Patterson b.1807 d.1874.

**James was the son of Archibald Patterson and (unknown) Comfort.

Jane and James lived in Gainsborough Twp., Lot 33, Con VI.

Children are:

6. James Alfred Patterson b.1833 d.1903 m. Ann Elizabeth Griffin.

**Ann was the daughter of Richard Griffin and Mahetable (unknown).

James and Ann resided on Lot 1, Con 5 of Gainsborough, Lincoln Co. 

6. Francis Patterson b.1837 d.1908 m. Sarah E. Durkee b.1843 d.1912

Francis and Sarah are buried in Smithville.

Children are:

5. Charlotte Patterson b.1869 d.1876.

6. Thomas Walker Patterson.

7.    Sarah B. Walker (Isaac8,William9) b.1811 d.bef.1842 m.1828, Ebenezer

Stinson b.1799 Drum, County Monaghan, Ireland d.1871 Hamilton, Ont. 

Ebenezer Stinson 2nd m.1842, Sarah Barnes.

**Ebenezer was a son of Thomas Stinson and Elizabeth Devlin. 

Ebenezer Stinson was a merchant. Stinson Street in Hamilton is named after

him. Ebenezer’s second wife, Sarah Barnes, was the late Preceptress of the

Upper Canada Academy.

Children are:

6. (son) Stinson.

6. (daughter) Stinson.

 

 

 

THOMAS WALKER FAMILY: (William Sr. 9)

8.    Thomas Walker b.1780 NC d.1845 Grimsby Twp. 1st m.1803, Sipharah

Shevalier/Chevalier b.1787 Dutchess Co., NY d.1822 Grimsby Twp. Thomas 2nd m.1830, Elizabeth (Secord) Newkirk b.1793 d.1841. Elizabeth Secord 1st m.  (unknown) Newkirk. **Sipharah was the daughter of John Shevalier/Chevalier and Amy (unknown) from Nine Partners, Duchess Co., NY.  **Elizabeth was the daughter of Josiah Secord & Sarah Jewell. 

Thomas Walker is listed as a private in the 4th Regiment Lincoln Militia

under the command of Lieut-Colonel Robert Nelles. Robert Nelles, Justice

of the Peace for the district of Niagara, performed the marriage of Thomas

and Sipharah in 1803. Listed on the muster roll commencing 11th of October

and ending 1st of November, 1814, both days inclusive. In 1812, Thomas

Walker was living on Lot 26 Con V Clinton Twp. In 1818, Thomas and

Sipharah were members of the Presbyterian Church in Clinton and are buried

in St. Andrew Cemetery in Grimsby.

Children of Thomas and Sipharah are:

7. Hamilton Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1804 m.abt.1825, Nancy (unknown).

Children are:

6. Robert Henry Walker b.1826

6. Sarah Jane Walker b.1828

 

7. Sarah Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1806 Grimsby Twp. m.1826, Jesse Beamer b.1803 Louth Twp. d.1826 Rockway, Lincoln Co., Ont. 

**Jesse was the son of John Phillip Beemer and Elizabeth Kibler.

Jesse Beamer died just months after his marriage.

7. Elizabeth Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1808 Grimsby Twp. m.1828, Robert Bedford.

7. William Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1808 Grimsby Twp. d.1888 Beamsville m.abt.1833, Hannah Simmerman b.1818 Ont. d.1894 Beamsville.  **Hannah was the daughter of James Simmerman and Mary Smith.  According to family lore from Edna May (Glintz) Crown, her father, William, like so many people of that time, was quite versatile. He had a butcher shop in Beamsville, which backed up to a river so he could saw ice in the winter to be used in the summer to preserve meat. While sawing and removing the blocks of ice he fell through and he died of hypothermia.  William and Hannah are buried in the Mount Osbourne Cemetery Beamsville, Ont.

Children are:

6.    Mary J. Walker b.1834 d.1928

6.    Margaret Walker b.1836 d.1912

6.    Marilla Walker b.1838 d.1880 m.abt.1861, Isaac Haun b.1820 Lincoln Co.,

Ont d.1905 Lincoln Co., Ont. Isaac Haun 1st m.abt.1843, Nancy May.

**Isaac was the son of John Haun and Susannah Hunsberger.

Children of Isaac Haun and Nancy May:

5.    Mary Mathilda Haun b.1844 Lincoln Co. d.1929 Lincoln Co. m.1865,

William Walker b.1842 Grimsby Twp. d.1892 Beamsville.

**William is the son of William Walker and Hannah Simmerman.

5.    Susan A. Haun b.abt.1846 Clinton Twp.

Susan appears only on the 1851 Clinton Census and none afterwards.

5.    Orvilla H. Haun b.abt.1847

5.    Nancy Jane (Jennie) Haun b.abt.1852 Lincoln Co. d.1916 Niagara, NY.

5.    John Haun b.abt.1857 Lincoln Co.

6.    Miriam Walker b.abt.1840

6.    Mandalia Walker b.abt.1840

6.    William Walker b.1842 Grimsby Twp. d.1892 Beamsville m.1865, Mary

Mathilda Haun b.1844 Lincoln Co. d.1929 Lincoln Co. 

**Mary was the daughter of Issac Haun and Nancy May. 

William was a blacksmith. In Beamsville, on the Mount Osbourne cemetery

monument for William and Mary Walker, are the following names: W. Wallace

1882-1968 and wife Beatrice M. Wallace 1887-1978

Children are:

5.    Oddie Ann Walker b.1867 Beamsville d.1945 St. 1st m.1882 Suspension

Bridge Niagara, NY, (John) William Glintz b.abt.1855 Germany d.1893

Springbro, Lincoln Co. Oddie 2nd m.1897 St. Ann, John D. Felker. Oddie 3rd

m.1908 St. Ann, William Michener.

**(John) William was the son of Andrew John Glintz and Frederica Kenoke

from near Berlin, Germany.

Family note from Norman Glintz: When Oddie was born, her father, William,

told her mother, Mary Mathilda Haun, that they should give her an odd name

and one that was not common. So her mother said,”Let’s name her Oddie”.

Children of Oddie and (John) William are:

4. Wallace Walker Glintz b.1883 Smithville d.1968 m.abt.1903, Eliza Kalar.

4. Edna May Glintz b.1885 Smithville d.1974 Lewiston, NY m.1904, Albert Alexander Crown b.1883 Gainsborough, Lincoln Co. d.1964 Niagara, NY. 

**Albert was the son of Matthew Crown and Huldah Caroline Guey.

Children are:

3. Lillian Marie Crown b.1907 Niagara, NY d.1992 Lewiston, NY m.1932,

Leslie Robert Webb b.1905 Rochester, NY d.1997 Lewiston, NY

**Leslie was the son of Charles Webb and Martha J. Chissom.

Children are:

2. Two children.

3. Madge Irene Crown b.1910 Niagara, NY m.abt.1937 Lewiston, NY, Cecil

Durand Misener.

4. Anna Gertrude Glintz b.1890 Smithville d.1970 Niagara, NY m.1913, Harry

Read.

Anna and Harry moved to the New York in 1923 and are buried in Memorial

Park Cemetery in Lewiston, NY. Family note says Aunt Annie had two

daughters, Mrs. Myron (Verness) Smith and Mrs. Martin (Betty) Curry and

one son, Jack R. Read. She had five grandchildren and three great

grandchildren. Her grand daughter Deborah A. Curry married Douglas

McCombs, son of Charles and Mrs. McCombs.

Children are:

3. Verness Read m. Myron Smith.

3. Betty Read m. Martin Curry.

3. Jack R. Read.

5. May Walker b.1868 d.1958 Niagara, NY m.1885 Beamsville, William Clement

Cornwell.

5. Wilhemina Walker b.1870 Beamsville d.1952.

5. Lulu Walker b.1872 m. Wess Grigg.

5. Ethyl Dott Walker b.1879 d.1910 Ontario.

5. Wellington Wallace Walker b.1882 Beamsville d.1968 Beamsville m.

Beatrice M. Wallace b.1887 d.1978 Beamsville. 

In Beamsville, on the Mount Osbourne cemetery monument for William and

Mary Walker, are the following names: W. Wallace 1882-1968 and wife

Beatrice M. Wallace 1887-1978.

5. Ina Walker b.1887 Beamsville d.1978 m. Edward Campbell.

6. Wellington (Duke) Walker b.1847 Grimsby Twp. d.1933 Grimsby Twp.  m.1869, Annastasia Simpson b.1850 d.1935. 

**Annastasia was the daughter of Andrew Simpson and Mary Gibbs.  OBITUARY: Wellington (Duke) Walker, husband of Anastasia Simpson, passed away Tuesday morning at his residence, Main street east, Grimsby. Mr.  Walker was born in Leamington, Ont., 86 years ago, and had lived in Grimsby for the last sixty years formerly residing in Beamsville. He was a charter member of Grimsby lodge, No. 369, I.O.O.F. The funeral will take place from the above address on Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock.  Interment will be made in Mount Osborne cemetery, Beamsville. 

CEMETERY MARKER: Monument reads: [in ground] Wellington Walker 1847-1933 /

his wife, Annastasia Simpson 1850-1935.

6. Martha Walker b.1850.

6. Wallace Walker b.1854 Grimsby d.1928 Grimsby m.1878 Beamsville, Anne M.

Konkle b.1863 Beamsville d.1950 Grimsby.

** Anne was the daughter of Henry Konkle and Jane (unknown). 

Wallace was a farmer, a butcher stationary engineer, and a quarry

operator.

OBITUARY: After an illness lasting some four years, Wallace Walker died on Tuesday afternoon at his home on James St., at the age of seventy-four years. Deceased was born in Clinton township and with his brother Wellington, of Grimsby, who survives, were the two remaining members of a large family. Deceased was of a happy, affable disposition and remained rooted to his native haunts and associations which were very dear to him.  He served his municipality in different ways during his long and cheerful life tenure. He had been on the council and was assessor for a good many years. he was a faithful citizen of Beamsville and one of the old guard that did duty and did it well to maintain the prestige of his home town.  His demise leaves another gap in the sadly diminished ranks of the early residents, but his soul goes marching on. His widow and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Wellwood, of Islington, Mrs. Harry Hamilton, at home survive. 

The funeral is being held to-morrow afternoon from his home to Mt. osborne

Cemetery at 2.30 p.m.

Children are:

5. Edith Irene Walker b.1880 Beamsville m.1903, Edwin Arthur Wellwood b.abt.1882 Beamsville.

MARRIAGE NOTICE: Wellwood - Walker - At the residence of the brides

parents on Tuesday the 1st September 1903 by Rev. S. M. Jones, Edwin

Arthur Wellwood to Edith Irene eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace

Walker Ontario Street.

5. William Howard Walker b.1883 Beamsville d.1927 Sarnia m. (unknown).  OBITUARY: The remains of the late Wm. Howard Walker, of Sarnia, son of Mr.  and Mrs. Wallace Walker, of Beamsville, who was scalded to death in the train wreck in Sarnia on Tuesday, Dec. 13th, were brought to Beamsville for interment. Deceased was born in Beamsville 45 years ago and has been in the employ of the C. N. R. nearly 20 years. During the war he served in the C. E. F. overseas for the tenure of the fighting. Up to about a year ago his run was from Sarnia to Fort Erie twice a week and he seldom failed to blow signals from his engine on his way down, announcing his train in this way to his parents. His home was in Sarnia, where he leaves a widow and two children. His parents and two sisters also survive him, Mrs. Harry Hamilton of Beamsville and Mrs. Wellwood, of Islington. The funeral was held from J. W. Buck & Son’s funeral parlors on Friday, Dec. 16th, Evangelist S. M. Jones officiating. Interment took place in Mt. Osborne cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs: W. C. Tufford, L. Tufford, W. G. 

Planter, L. Lindner, C. Tallman and A. Fleming.

Children are:

4. Two children.

5. Lena Walker b.1886 Beamsville.

5. Mable Walker b.1889 Beamsville.

5. Leah Pearl Walker b.1891 Beamsville.

5. Harold Alexander Walker b.1898 Beamsville d.1905 Beamsville.  OBITUARY: Died at his home on Ontario Street East, Beamsville. Religious affiliation Disciple. Attending physician, Dr. C. A. D. Fairfield. Death registered 22 September 1905. A bright young life passed away last Friday morning when Harold Alexander, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs.  Wallace Walker, Ontario street, was called to his everlasting home after five short days of illness, all that medical skill could do; with tender care and nursing was of no avail. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the family residence, where service was held by Rev. S. M. Jones, the interment was in Mount Osborne Cemetery a large gathering of relatives and friends attended shewing in an unmistakeable manner the sympathy of the community to the parents and family of the departed, as also the numerous floral offerings by the following friends, Mr. and Mrs. C. Boughner, spray, Mr. and Mrs. W. Jeffries, spray, Mr. and Mrs. Thornton, wreath, Mr.  and Mrs. Terryberry cross, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Konlke, spray, Mr. and Mrs.  Boulton, spray, Mr. and Mrs. Clint, cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. J. Durham, wreath, Mr. and Mrs. Shultz, cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. J. McIntyre cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Karr, cross and cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. H. 

Russ, cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. A. Myers, cut flowers Miss Agnes Travers,

Oswego N.Y., spray, Miss R. Turner, cut flowers; Miss Wilson, Miss Hixon,

Miss Ethel Stirling, Mr. Andrew Wellwood, cut flowers, Miss Lavina

Stirling, spray of carnations.

7. John S. Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1812 Grimsby Twp. d.1891 Clinton Twp. m.1833, Margaret Durham b.1816 d.1905 Clinton Twp.  **Margaret was the daughter of Isaac Durham and Margaret Snyder.  John and Margaret lived on the original Crown granted landsof William Walker Sr. In 1848, John built onto his grandfather’s home known as “Walker Hall”.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

This is the last will and testament of me John S. Walker of the township of Clinton in the County of Lincoln - Yeoman - I hereby revoke all former Wills or Codicils or testamentary dispositions by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.  I direct that all my past debts including funeral expenses and the expenses of administration be paid by my executors hereinafter named.  I devise to my dear wife Margaret a yearly rent charge of two hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada for her life payable in equal instalments of one hundred dollars half yearly from the date of my decease to be charged upon and issuruy out of my lands and I also devise to my said wife Margaret for her life the use of the west half of my dwelling house with the privilege of access to and using the hall, kitchen, wood-house and outhouse and I also devise to her the use of the yard in front of my said dwelling-house and the garden on the east side thereof for her life. I also bequeath to my said wife Margaret all the furniture beds and bedding pictures and other articles generally used in and belonging to the said west half of my said dwelling-house except my piano. 

I also bequeath to my said wife Margaret sufficient fuel and fire wood for

her use and also the use of one cow, horse, harness and buggy and I direct

the same to be maintained and fed and cared for her use by my son James

Henry Walker hereinafter named.

I bequeath to my son Thomas Walker the sum of one hundred dollars of

lawful money of Canada to be paid to him by my said son James Henry Walker

on the expiration of one year from the date of my decease unless the same

be paid by me in my lifetime.

I bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Catharine Hodge, wife of Archibald

Hodge of St. Catharines, the sum of one hundred dollars of lawful money of

Canada to be paid when by my said son James Henry Walker on the expiration

of one year from the date of my decease unless the same be paid by me in

my lifetime.

I bequeath to my daughter Mary Cordelia Gillard, wife of William H Gillard

merchant of Hamilton, the sum of one hundred dollars of lawful money of

Canada to be paid to her by my said son James Henry Walker on the

expiration of one year from the date of my decease unless the same be paid

by me in my lifetime.

I bequeath to my son John Hamilton Walker of the township of Clinton the sum of one hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada to paid to him by my said son James Henry Walker on the expiration of one year from the date of my decease unless the same be paid by me in my lifetime. 

I bequeath to my daughter Anne Walker my piano and I also bequeath to my

said daughter Anne the sum of one thousand dollars of lawful money of

Canada to be paid to her by my son James Henry Walker in two equal

payments the first on the expiration of one year from the date of my

decease and the second on the expiration of six months from the time for

such first payment.

I bequeath to my son William Frederick Walker of the city of Hamilton all

my statutes and lawbooks.

I hereby charge the payment of the said __?__ on my lands. 

I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of the property and estate

both real and personal to which I shall be entitled at the date of my

decease including the following lands namely the west half of lot number

nineteen in the first concession of the said township of Clinton and the

broken front of said lot number nineteen to my son James Henry Walker

absolutely, subject to the devises and bequests and directions

hereinbefore in this my will contained.

I hereby declare that the provisions hereinbefore made for my dear wife

Margaret shall be accepted by her in lieu of all power to which she might

be entitled in any of my lands and I desire that all the furniture beds

and wedding pictures and other articles hereinbefore bequeathed to my said

wife during her live shall at her death become the property of my son

James Henry Walker.

And I hereby appoint my sons William Frederick Walker and James Henry

Walker Executors of this my last will. In witness whereof I have hereunto

set my hand and Seal this ---?--- day of December in the year of our Lord

one thousand eight hundred and eighty.

Signature:

John S. Walker

This is a codicil to the last will and testament of me, John S. Walker, of

the township of Clinton in the County of Lincoln Esquire bearing date the

thirteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and eighty. Whereas

my daughter Anne Walker has been paid the sum of five hundred dollars

which was intended to be in reduction of the money legacy bequeathed to

her is and by my said will I now bequeath and direct that the sum of five

hundred dollars be paid to her as directed by my said will instead of the

said sum of one thousand dollars. I hereby revoke the bequest of the sum

of one hundred dollars bequeathed in and by my said will to my son Thomas

Walker and I direct the said sum of one hundred dollars to be paid by my

executors to my daughter Anne Walker making in all the sum of six hundred

dollars to be paid to her. I hereby revoke the bequest to my son William

Frederick Walker given in and by my said will to him. In all other

respects I do hereby ---?--- my said will. In witness whereof I the said

John S. Walker have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of

May one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight.

Signature:

John S. Walker

Children are:

6. George Walker (Major) b.1833 d.1887 m.1855, Mary Catherine Book b.1837

d.1909.

** Mary Catherine was the daughter of John Book and Sophia Terryberry. 

George Walker left no will or instruction as to the disposal of his

estate. Mary Catherine Walker of the township of Clinton in the county of

Lincoln, Widow; Beverly Book of the township of Grimsby in the said

County, Yeoman and Collin J. Carpenter of the township of Saltfleet in the

township of Wentworth, Yeoman were the people named in the court documents

for the disposal of his estate which was valued at six thousand eight

hundred dollars.

Children are:

5. Fannie Walker b.1856 d.1945 m. (unknown) Chambers.

5. Bertha Walker b.1861 m.1886, Collin Jonethan Carpenter.

5. Idelia Jane Walker b.1863 d.1892 m.1892, Alexander Gibson.

Alexander was a bookkeeper.

5. Georginna Walker b.1867 d.1939 m.1903, Peter A. Nicholls b.1869 d.1921.

** Peter was the son of J.R. Nicholls and Catharine (unknown).

Peter was a conductor.

5. Bessie Hodge Walker b.1870

5. Charles T. Walker b.1872

5. Etta Cordelia Catherine Walker b.1875 m.1895, Fred Reid Abbs.

Fred Abbs was a clerk.

5. George Carlisle Walker b.1877 Clinton.

5. William Frederick Walker b.1879

6. Elizabeth Catherine Walker b.1835 m. Archibald Hodge d.1912. 

6. Jane Kerr Walker b.1837 d.1880 m.1858, Andrew Green Muir b.1831 Grimsby

d.1888 Grimsby.

** Andrew was the son of Andrew Pettit Muir and Sarah Smith.  OBITUARY: Jane Kerr Muir, age 44 years, occupation housewife and a member of the Church of England. Cause of death, accidentally shot; attending physician Dr. W. E. Millward M. D. The informant was her husband A. G. 

Muir of Grimsby township.

OBITUARY: Andrew G. Muir a farmer in North Grimsby, religious

denomination, Episcopalian. Cause of death, congestion of lungs over a

period of 15 days. Informant and attending physician was Dr. J. W. Alway.

Children are:

5. William Muir b.abt.1859

5. Albert Muir b.abt.1861

5. Stanley Muir b.abt.1863

5. Archibald Charles Muir b.1864 d.1893.

OBITUARY: Archibald Muir age 28 years and local manager for Bell Telephone

Company. Religious denomination, Church of England. Cause of death,

inflammation and heart failure for 2 days. Attending physician was Dr. 

Burrows. Informant Albert W. Muir.

5. Maggie Muir b.abt.1868

5. Fannie Muir b.1870

6. Thomas Walker b.1839 d.1909 Paris Twp., Kent Co., MI m.1863, Henrietta Sibbald b.1842 Edinburgh, Scotland d.1898 Paris Twp., Kent Co., MI.  ** Henrietta was the daughter of Capt. James Sibbald and Elizabeth (unknown).

In 1867, Mr. Walker came to Chelsea, Washtenaw Co., MI and taught school

one term, and engaged with his brother in the dry-goods trade, in which he

continued for two years. He then sold out and went to Benton Harbor and

engaged in raising fruit, with which he was occupied until 1875, when he

bought 60 acres of land in a state of advanced improvement near the city

of Grand Rapids, where he extensively engaged in the manufacture of

pickles and sauces. Mr. Walker graduated at McGill College in Civil

Engineering and Arts. He and his wife were members of St. Mark’s Episcopal

Church, Grand Rapids, MI. On the 1870 Census for Berrien Co., MI, listed

with Thomas and family is Clara Sibbald age 27 who appears to be an elder

sister to Henrietta.

CEMETERY: Valley City Cemetery Grand Rapids, Michigan (within the boundary

of Paris Township)

Walker, (Father) Thomas b.1839 d.1909

Walker, (Mother) Henrietta b.1841 d.1898 on lot with Henry, Frederick, and

grave marked Father.

Walker, Frederick b.1873 d.1881.

Walker, Henry b.1867 d.1889.

Children are:

5. John S. Walker b.1864

5. Claredon S. Walker b.1866 d.bef.1881

5. Thomas Walker b.abt.1867

5. Henry Walker b.1867 d.1889

5. George Edmond Creighton Walker b.1870

5. Claredon S. Walker b.1866 d.bef.1881

5. Frederick W. Walker b.1873 d.1881 Paris Twp., Kent Co., MI

5. Margaretta H. Walker b.1876

5. Mary C.S. Walker b.1878

6. Mary Cordelia Walker b.1841 m.1858, William H. Gillard.

6. John Hamilton Walker b.1843 d.1883 Paris Twp., Kent Co., MI m. Helen

Juetta Huff.

CEMETERY: Valley City Cemetery Grand Rapids, Michigan (within the boundary

of Paris Township)

Walker, John H. b.1847 d.1883.

Children are:

5. Harry Edmund Walker b.1872

5. Beatrice Maud Walker b.1874 Clinton Twp.

5. John Norman Walker b.1875

5. Mahlon Albert Walker b.1877

5. Joseph James Walker b.1877

5. Hellen Josephene Walker b.1877

The above children are triplets.

6. William Fredrick Walker b.1845 d.1900 m.1877, Sarah Amanda Holmes

b.1851 d.1938.

6. Francis Percival Walker b.1847.

6. Ann Margaret Walker b.1850

6. Harry Clinton Walker b.1853

6. James Henry Walker b.1854 Walker Hall, Grimsby d.1931 Beamsville, Clinton Twp. m.1881 Beamsville, Mary C. Boyer b.1860 d.1944 Beamsville. 

**Mary is the daughter of Matthias Boyer and Catherine (unknown).

James was a farmer and a fruit grower.

WEDDING: Jame H. Walker age 27, residing in the township of Clinton, a

bachelor and farmer. Mary Boyer age 22, residing in Beamsville and a

spinster. Names and residences of witnesses; Fannie Walker of the township

of Clinton and Thomas B. Henry of Beamsville. Religious denomination of

both parties, Presbyterian. By whom married; George Burson. Married by

license.

OBITUARY: A life-long resident of Clinton Township and Beamsville, in the person of James Walker, passed away early Monday morning, June 8th, at his home, King St. West, Beamsville, in his 77th year. Deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, of Walker Hall, Clinton Township. In former years Mr. Walker had the honor of filling a number of offices in the gift of the municipal electors of his native township, and was identified with the Clinton Agricultural society over a long period. At his demise he was bailiff of the Beamsville division court. For the past year he had been seriously incapacitated and during the greater period confined to his home. He bore his infirmities for the most part in hi8s usual cheery and philosophic way. He was a staunch member of the Presbyterian church and took a very active interest in its welfare. Left to mourn his demise are his widow, one son, James G., and one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Hagar, both of Grimsby. The funeral was held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon, with service at 1.30 p.m. Interment took place in Mount Osborne cemetery. Rev. Stuart Woods, assisted by Rev. Mr. Lang, a former minister of the Presbyterian Church, officiated at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messars. W. D. Fairbrother, W. Andrews, J.  Sinclair, E. L. Jemmett, C. H. Prudhomme and M. L. Tufford. 

CEMETERY MARKER: Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville, Ontario. Monument

reads: WALKER / Fre’k G / son of / James H & Mary Walker / born 1888 /

died 1913 / Beatrice / dau of James H & Mary Walker / born 1895 / died

1917 [side:] John S Walker / born / Jan ? 1812 / died May ?4 1891 /

Margaret / wife of / John S Walker / born 1816 / died 1905 [side:] James H

Walker / 1854 - 1931 / his wife / Mary C Walker / 1859 - 1944 [side:] /

Archibald HODGE / born 18[?] died 1912 / his wife / Catharine Walker / W

Frederick Walker QC / (18?4) - 1900 / and his wife / S A [illegible] /

HOLMES / (1851? - 1938. In ground beside monument: Archibald Hodge [in

ground, row to west:] [a] Beatrice [b] Fred [space] [c] Father [d] Mother

[e] James [f] Mary [row in front, or east:] [a] W F Walker, QC [b] S

Amanda Walker

Children are:

5. Margaret Kate Walker b.1883 Clinton m.1906 Clinton, Herbert Lewis Hagar

b.abt.1876 Saltfleet Twp.

Herbert was a fruit grower.

MARRIAGE NOTICE: A very pretty wedding took place last Wednesday afternoon at Walker Hall, the home of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Walker, when their daughter, Margaret, was united in marriage to Mr. Herbert Hagar, of Grimsby. The bride looked very charming in a gown of white silk organdie profusely trimmed with lace, and wore the bridal veil and orange blossoms which had been worn by her mother, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses and maiden hair fern. Misses Ambra Pettitt and Constance Hagar in pretty white gowns and carrying bouquets of pink and white carnations were maid of honor and bridesmaid respectively, while little Beatrice Walker, sister of the bride, in a pretty dress of white batiste trimmed with lace and carrying a bouquet of pink carnations, made a dainty little flower girl.  The groom was ably supported by Mr. James Walker. To the strains of Lohengrin wedding march the bride entered the drawing room leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away. The bridal party stood in front of a bank of palms and ferns where the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr.  Macintyre, pastor of the Presbyterian church. During the services Miss Dot Couse, of Beamsville, sang very sweetly, “O Perfect Love,” at the conclusion of which to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, the bridal party and guests repaired to the dining room. The wedding music was played very acceptably by Miss Riggins, of Beamsville. Eight girl friends of the bride were most attentive in looking after the wants of the guests, in the dining room, which was tastefully decorated with white chrysanthemums, dahlias and ferns. The happy couple left, amid showers of rice and good wishes, on the evening train for points east. The bride’s going away gown was of navy blue broadcloth with hat to match. The young couple were the recipients of many beautiful gifts showing the esteem in which they are held by their many friends. 

5. James Gillard Walker b.1884 Grimsby d.1957 Grimsby m.1907 Buffalo, NY Leila Pearl Irene Book b.1887 Grimsby d.1957 Grimsby. 

James was a farmer.

OBITUARY: Well Known Resident Passed Away Monday. James G. Walker Had Been Prominent in Fruit Growers Organizations For Many Years-Had Been Ill For Sometime. James G. Walker a former president of the Niagara Peninsula Fruit Growers’ Association, died at his home, Woodleigh Place, Main East, North Grimsby Township, on Monday. He had been in bad health for sometime.  Born in Clinton Township, a son of the late James and Mary Walker, he had been a fruit grower in this area all his life. Some years ago, he also owned an orange grove in Florida. Besides being one of the leading executives in the Niagara Peninsula Fruit Growers’ Association, he was, at various periods, connected with other growing and marketing organizations.  He was a member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, and of Union Lodge AF and AM No. 7, GRC. He was also an active member of Grimsby Lions Club. 

Surviving besides his wife the former Pearl Book are two daughters a Mrs.

D. O. Awde (Lila), of Grimsby, and Mrs. Ralph Yates (June), of Toronto. 

The body rested at the Stonehouse Funeral Home until Wednesday afternoon

when funeral service was held in St. Andrew’s Church. Burial was in

Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby.

CEMETERY MARKER: Queen’s Lawn Cemetery. Monument reads; (south side)

WALKER / JAMES GILLARD / BORN AT WALKER HALL / BEAMSVILLE / MARCH 29. 1884

/ DIED AT GRIMSBY / APRIL 7. 1957 / PEARL BOOK / WALKER / BORN AT

WOODLEIGH PLACE / GRIMSBY / JULY 4. 1887 / DIED AT GRIMSBY / NOV. 24. 1972

Children are:

4. Lila Pearl Walker b.1909 m. D.O. Awde.

4. June Hildegarde Walker b.1922 m.1935, Ralph Frank Yates b.1908 d.1978.

Children are:

3. Ralph Berry Yates b.1938.

3. John Roger Yates b.1941.

3. Barbara June Yates b.abt.1943.

5. Fredrick George Walker, QC b.1888 Clinton Twp. d.1913.  Official record shows his given names as George Fred. Name and surname of father, James H. Walker. Rank or profession of father, farmer. Signature, description and residence of informant, James H. Walker of Clinton township. Name of accoucheur, Dr. J. G. McLaren. 

CEMETERY: Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville, Ontario.

5. Beatrice Maud Walker b.1895 Clinton Twp. d.1917.  Name of accoucheur, Dr. Wes Comfort. Name and occupation of informant, James H. Walker, farmer. Registered birth 16 September 1893. 

CEMETERY: Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville, Ontario.

6. Robert Lincoln Walker b.1854.

7. Thomas Walker, Jr (Thomas8,William9) b.1814 Grimsby Twp. m. Eleanor Swackhammer b.abt.1815.

7. Hannah Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1816

7. Mary Jane Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1818 Grimsby Twp. d.1879 m.1838, William Zimmerman b.1807 d.1893.

**William was the son of Mathias Zimmerman and Mary Snyder.  William and Mary lived on Lot 21 Con 3 Clinton Twp. On the Zimmerman monument are listed these other names: Emma W. Trusler 1842-1927, Mary E. 

Palmer 1841-1921, Shipraha A. Zimmerman 1839-1920.

Children are:

6. Jane M. Zimmerman b.1844 d.1943.

6. W. Francis Zimmerman b.1849 d.1903.

7. Ann Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1820 Grimsby Twp. d.1883 Lincoln Co.  m.1839, John Comfort Patterson b.1816 d.1886. 

John and Ann lived on Lot 4, Conc. VIII, Gainsborough Twp., near

Smithville and their residence was called “Woodland Cottage”.

Children are:

6. Robert B. Patterson b.1840 d.1914 m. Almira M. McPherson b.1849 d.1925.

 

Robert lived on Lot 23, Conc. VII, Grimsby Twp.

Children are:

5. Ann Lena Patterson b.1870

7. Jane Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1822 Grimsby Twp.

7. Margaret Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1825 Grimsby Twp. m.1844, Julius Perry.

CHILDREN OF THOMAS WALKER SR AND ELIZABETH (SECORD) NEWKIRK:

7. Robert Secord Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.1831 d.1862 Lincoln Co. m.

Martha (unknown).

Robert and Martha lived on Lots 20-21, Con VIII, Clinton Twp.  PETITION OF ADMINISTRATION: Know all men by these presents that we, Martha Walker of the township of Clinton in the County of Lincoln widow, Henry Tufford of the said township of Clinton in the said County of Lincoln yeoman and Joseph Simmerman of the said township of Clinton in the said County of Lincoln yeoman-are jointly and severaly bound unto John Mayonbanks Lawder Esquire the Judge of the Surrogate Court of the County of Lincoln in the sum of one thousand three hundred dollars to be paid to the said John Mayonbanks Lawder or the Judge of the said Court for the time being for which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of us for the whole our heirs Executors and administrators firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals Dated the third --- day of April --- in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and sixty two. 

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above named Martha

Walker the administration of all the personal Estate and effects rights

and Credits of Robert Secord Walker late of the township of Clinton in the

County of Lincoln deceased who died on or about the sixteenth day of March

AD 1862 do when lawfully called on in that behalf make or cause to be made

a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the personal Estate and

effects rights and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come

into the hands possession or knowledge of the said Martha Walker or into

the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her and the

same so made do Exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the

Surgate Court of the said County of Lincoln whenever required by law so to

do and the same personal Estate and Effects rights and Credits and other

the personal Estate and Effects rights and credits of the said deceased at

the time of his death which at any time after shall come into the hands

and possession of any person or persons for her do well and truly

administrate according to law that is to say do pay the debts which the

said deceased did owe at his decease and further do make or cause to be

made a true and just account of her said administration whenever agreed by

law so to do and all the rest and residue of the said personal Estate and

Effects rights and credits do deliver and pay unto such person or persons

respectively as shall be entitled thereto under the provisions and any act

of Parliament now in force for that may hereafter be in force in Upper

Canada and if it shall hereafter appear that if any last will and

testament was made by the deceased and his executor ----?---- therein

named do exhibet the same unto the said court making request to have it

allowed and approved accordingly if the said Martha Walker being thereunto

required do receive and deliver the said letters of administration

approbation of such testament being first had and made with said court

then this obligation to be void and of no effect or else to remain in full

force and Virtue.

Signature:

Martha Walker

Witness:

Henry Tufford

Joseph Simmerman

Children are:

6. Edith A. Walker b.abt.1856 m.1875, Michael M. Teeter b.abt.1854.

**Michael was the son of Henry Teeter and Catherine Patterson.

7. Ralph Walker, Dr. (Thomas8,William9) b.abt.1832 m.1864, Catherine (unknown).

Ralph was known as Dr. Walker of Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario.

Children are:

6. Mary Maud Walker b.1866

6. Harry Walker b.1868

7. Harvey Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.abt.1833 d.1836

7. Phebe Catherine Walker (Thomas8,William9) b.abt.1834 m.1854, Absolom Payne.

 

 

 

SARAH WALKER FAMILY: (William Sr.9)

8. Sarah Walker b.1784 NC m.1803, Joseph McCool b.1776 NC. 

Robert Nelles, Justice of the Peace for the District of Niagara, performed

the marriage of Sarah and Joseph in 1803 in Grimsby.

Children are:

7. Joseph McCool Jr (Sarah8,William9) b.1810 1st m. (unknown). Joseph 2nd m. Emma Wilson b.abt.1847.

Children for Joseph and (unknown) are:

6. Ellen McCool b.1833

6. Jane McCool b.1833

6. Elizabeth McCool b.1836

6. Mary C. McCool b.1851

6. David McCool

 

 

 

PHILLIP WALKER FAMILY: (William Sr. 9)

8. Philip Walker b.1785 NC d.1865 Halton Co., Ont. m.abt.1807, Susannah Cline b.1792 VA d.1875 Halton Co.

Philip and Susannah were living on Lot 16, Conc. III, Grimsby township. 

Phillip moved in 1816 with his family to Halton County and settled on

Number 10 sideroad, between Milton and Burlington (now known as Derry Road

in the City of Burlington).

Children are:

7. John Henry Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1808

7. George Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1809

7. Isaac Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1810

7. Peter Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1811

7. Adam Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1812 d.1861 m.abt.1833, Hannah Colter b.1817 d.1876 Townsend Twp.

Adam and Hannah Walker were pioneer residents of Villa Nova, Townsend

Twp., Norfolk Co., settling on a farm north and east of the village of

Villa Nova.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

A memorial for registry of a will bearing date the first day of April 1861

being the last will and testament of Adam Walker since deceased which said

will is in the words following.

I, Adam Walker of the Township of Townsend in the County of Norfolk of the Province of Canada, late farmer of the said Township, of the age of forty-eight years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament. In manner following to wit my will is that my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid by my executrix hereinafter made the residue of my estate and property which shall not be required for the payment of my just debts funeral charges and expenses of attending the execution of this my last will and administration of my estate. I give and devise and dispose thereof as follows that is to say First, I give and bequeath to my wife Hannah Walker all my household furniture. I do also bequeath to the said Hannah Walker, my beloved wife, the entire exclusive and undivided use of my dwelling house situated in Townsend where I now reside to have and to hold the same for and during her natural life. My will is then and after her death all of my household furniture to be equal divided amongst my children. 

Second, I give and devise to my son Philip, his heirs and apigns all that

certain parcel or tract of land situate lying and being composed of the

west half of lot number twenty one in the seventh concession of the

Township of Townsend County of Norfolk together with all the hereditaments

and appurtenanus thereupon belonging or in any wise appertaining to have

and to hold the remises above described to the said Philip Walker his

apigns forever.

Third, my will is that my son Philip, his heirs and apigns, shall pay to

my beloved wife Hannah Walker fifty dollars a year during her natural

life. Also to pay to my five daughters, their heirs and apigns, a full sum

of lawfull money hereinafter mentioned that is to say to my daughter Sarah

Corlis the full sum of two hundred dollars as soon as he the said Philip

Walker becomes to the full age of twenty one. Also to pay to my daughter

Margaret the full sum of two hundred dollars of lawfull money when he, the

said Philip Walker, shall become to the full age of twenty two and also I

do direct and order that my son Philip, his heirs and apigns, shall pay or

cause to be paid to my daughter Hannah Maria the full sum of two hundred

dollars when he, the said Philip, arrives at the age of twenty three. Also

to pay the full sum of two hundred dollars to my daughter Ann Jane when

he, the said Philip Walker, arrives to the full age of twenty four. Also

to pay the full sum of two hundred dollars to my daughter Cecilia Walker

when he, the said Philip Walker, arrives to the age of twenty five. Also

to assist his brother Christopher to a good and sufficient team for

farming purposes. My will is that in case my son Philip should die leaving

no heirs of his natural body, then in such case the said west half of lot

number twenty one in the seventh concession of Townsend to be sold and the

proceeds to be equally divided between the remainder of my surviving

children.

Forth, I give and devise all the rest residue and remainder of my real estate to my son Christapher Walker his heirs and apigns. All that certain parcel or tract of land situate lying and being the east half of lot number twenty one in the seventh concession of the Township of Townsend county of Norfolk Province of Canada. I also direct to be paid by my said son Christopher Walker the full sum of four hundred dollars of lawfull money in the manner following, that is to say two hundred dollars to my daughter Caroline when she arrives at the full age of twenty one. Also two hundred dollars to my youngest daughter Augusta Walker when she arrives at the full age of twenty one or to theirs heirs and apigns. My will is if my son Christopher Walker die leaving no heirs of his body then in that case I devise and order that the said east half of lot number twenty one in the seventh concession of the Township of Townsend shall be sold and the proceeds to be divided equally among my surviving children. I also devise and order to be paid by my son Christopher Walker fifty dollars lawful money yearly to my wife Hannah Walker during her natural life. 

And lastly, I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my

personal estate goods and chattels of every nature or kind soever to my

said wife Hannah Walker. I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last

will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness

whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed seal this firs[t] day of

April in the year of our Lord on[e] thousand eight hundred and sixty.

Signature:

Adam Walker

Witnesses:

S. L. Corlis

Durham Hazelton

Children are:

6. Sarah Walker b.1837

6. Margaret A. Walker b.1839 m.1862, Josiah Corlis b.1841.

Josiah Corlis was a member of the C.L. Institute. 

NOTE: If any researcher knows what the letters, C.L., stands for please

write me.

Children are:

5. Sarah W. Corlis b.1864

5. Agnes A. Corlis b.1865

5. Phillip E. Corlis b.1870

5. Wilson S. Corlis b.1871 Simcoe, Norfolk Co. d.1961 NY, US.

6. Suzannah Walker b.1841 d.1851.

6. Hannah M. Walker b.1842 m.1864, Andrew Edmondson.  6. Phillip Walker b.1844 d.1930 m.1870, Eliza Jane Swanton b.1853 Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co. d.1914 Townsend Twp.  **Eliza was the daughter of Benjamin Swanton and Sarah (unknown). 

OBITUARY: Philip Walker of Villa Nova, one of the oldest, best known and

most universally esteemed residents of Townsend Twp. passed to his rest on

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1930, after an illness of ten days of a stroke. He was

the son of Adam and Hannah Walker and was born on the old Walker homestead

north and a little east of Villa Nova, on July 24, 1843 and had lived all

his long life in Townsend. In 1872 he married Eliza Swanton, oldest

daughter of the late Benjamin Swanton who died some 16 years ago, they had

seven children who all survive except one son Gordon who died some six

years ago. They are Mrs. A. Moore, Villa Nova; Mrs. C. Culver, Simcoe;

Mrs. H. W. Cherry, Garnet; Chas and Russell of Hagersville and Lorn of Maple Creek Sask., principal of the High School there. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Augusta Smith of Townsend Centre and Mrs. A. Hoover of Selkirk. Mr. Walker had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. C. Culver of Simcoe and had just gone to visit his youngest daughter Mrs. H. Cherry when he was stricken. In religion he was a Baptist and also belongs to the United Workman a chartered member of the Royal Templars and a Mason. The funeral was held on Saturday, Jan. 18th, when a large number of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last respects to a kind father and neighbor. Interment took place in the family plot, Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford. The pastor of the United Church, Jarvis, Rev. Deeph assisted by Rev. E. G. Whan of Villa Nova, conducted the services. Miss Risdall of Hagersville soloist, sang very tenderly, “The City Four Square”. The Pall bearers were his sons, Chas and Russell, sons-in-law A. Moore, Clayton Collver, H. W. Cherry and brother-in-law James Bradburn. In addition to the many who came to the service were Mr. and Mrs. J. Curtis, Mr. J.  Bradburn and Mr. N. Langril of Tillsonburg and Dr. Bert Walker of Dunnville. There were many floral tributes from relatives and friends. 

OBITUARY: “Longing for the end” there passed peacefully and happily away

at her house near Villa Nova on August 1st, Eliza J. Walker, beloved wife

of Philip Walker, in her 61st year. Always of a rugged constitution she

was one of the last you would think to be stricken, and up to almost eight

weeks prior to her death looked to be in perfect health. Her disease was

of very serious nature and one which baffled physicians and after

undergoing treatment in the hospital from the best skill possible,

returned to succumb to the inevitable with much meekness and resignation

that was amazing. She leaves to mourn her irreparable loss a sorrowing

husband and a grown up family of four sons and three daughters, namely:

Charles of Garnet; Gordon of Vancouver, B.C.; Russell on the old farm;

Lorne, just having graduated from Waterford High School; Mrs. A. Moore, Villa Nova; Mrs. C. Collver, Simcoe, and Mrs. W. H. Cherry, Garnet. 

Funeral was held at her home, Aug 3rd. conducted by Rev. Burrell, pastor

of Villa Nova Baptist church of which deceased was a member. Interment

took place in Greenwood cemetery where she shall awake to say “Good

morning in a brighter clime”.

OBITUARY Waterford: The remains of the late Mrs. Philip Walker, who died

Saturday last at her home Villa Nova in her 60th year, were interred in

Greenwood cemetery Monday afternoon. Services were conducted by her pastor

Rev. Mr. Burrell of Villa Nova.

OBITUARY Villa Nova: It is our sad duty to relate the death of Mrs. Philip

Walker after an illness of two months. She leaves a husband, four sons and

three daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place at her late

residence Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Children are:

5. Charles A. Walker b.1872

5. Jennie Walker b.1876 d.1965 m.1901, William Archie Moore.

**William was the son of Peter Moore and Ruby Ann Woodley.  OBITUARY: William Archie Moore, 91, of R.R. 5 Waterford (Villa Nova), died at his residence this morning. Born in Townsend Twp., he was the son of Peter Moore and Ruby Ann Woodley. He farmed most of his life in the district, retiring in 1937 and taking up residence in Villa Nova. He was an honorary deacon of the Villa Nova Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Jennie Walker, whom he married in 1901; one son, William A. Moore R.R. 4 Waterford; one daughter, Mrs. Lenora B. Curtis at home; one sister, Mrs Ethel Collver of Brantford; and five grandchildren. 

Resting at Mott’s Funeral Home, Waterford for services Saturday at 3:30 pm

with Rev. William Leaton of Villa Nova Baptist Church officiating and

interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Children are:

4. William Archie Moore.

4. Lenora B. Moore m. (unknown) Curtis.

5. Cecilia Walker b.1879 d.1965 Boston m.1905, Clayton Stanley Collver b.1873 d.1941. **Clayton was the son of Darius Collver and (unknown). 

OBITUARY: A well known resident of Townsend Twp. for many years, Clayton

S. Collver of Colborne Village, passed away in Hamilton General Hospital

this morning following an operation. He was in his sixty-eigth year. Born

in Townsend Twp., the late Mr. Collver was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darius

Collver. He farmed all his life, retiring about a year ago. He was a

member of the Old Windham United Church. Besides his wife, formerly

Cecelia Walker, he is survived by one son, Charles of Townsend; and one

daughter, Laura Collver at home. Funeral arrangements have not been

completed.

OBITUARY: With a large number of friends and relatives in attendance, the funeral of the late Clayton S. Collver of Colborne Village, who passed away in Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday morning in his sixty-eigth year, was held from the residence on Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. A.I.  Thompson of Old Windham United Church had charge of the services, assisted by Rev. S.B. Stokes of Niagara Falls. The floral bearers were Howard Nelles, William Moore, Robert Lang, Gordon Cherry, Frank Decou and Hugh K. 

Collver. The pallbearers were Walter and Hugh Collver, Charles Van Every,

Duff Nelles, W.H. Cherry and Russell Walker. Interment was in Greenwood

Cemetery, Waterford.

OBITUARY Correction: In Thursday’s issue of the Reformer, which carried an account of the demise of Mr. Collver, it was neglected to state that Mrs. 

Ashton Somers of Burford was a sister.

Children are:

4. George W. Collver.

4. Laura Collver m. Howard Nelles.

5. Ethel Walker b.1880 m.1906, William Hamilton Cherry b.1882 d.1945.

MARRIAGE: Cherry - Walker The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Walker,

Villa Nova, was, for the third time, the scene of a very pretty home

wedding on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, when their youngest daughter, Ethel, was

united in marriage to Mr. W. H. Cherry of Garnet. Promptly at half past

twelve o’clock to the strains of Mendelsohn’s wedding march played very

beautifully by Mr. Bert Walker, of Toronto, the bride, preceded by her

cousin, Miss Ethel Swanton, who acted as flower girl, entered the parlor

leaning on her father’s arm. The bride was attired in a dress of white

silk and carried the customary bouquet of bridal roses. The ceremony was

performed by Rev. W. C. Wier, under an arch of evergreens, decorated with

white asters. After congratulations, the company to the number of seventy,

repaired to the dining-room, where all the rich delicacies of the season

were served abundantly. The happy couple were recipients of many handsome

and useful remembrances. The brides travelling suit was of brown chiffon

broadcloth with hat to match. Mr. and Mrs. Cherry left on the evening

train for Hamilton, Toronto and Buffalo amid showers of rice, their many

friends wishing them every happiness and prosperity. 

OBITUARY: William H. Cherry-1945 William Hamilton Cherry well know

lifelong resident of Walpole Township, passed away at his home in the

Garnet district on Thursday, in his 63rd year. He is survived by his wife,

the former Ethal Walker, one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Gladys) Nelles of

Boston; and one son Gordon Cherry of Garnet. The funeral was held from his

late residence on Saturday afternoon with service at the home and

interment in Garnet Cemetery. Rev. S. B. East of Garnet United Church

officiated at the home and graveside. The pallbearers were Wilbert

Christie, David Phillips, Wray Parkinson, Watson Raulston, Ben Johnson and

John Bilton.

Children are:

4. Gladys Cherry m. Howard A. Nelles.

**Howard was the son of C. Duff Nelles and (unknown).  MARRIAGE: 1932 Nelles - Cherry A pretty June wedding was solemnized Saturday afternoon, June 4th, at 3 o’clock, at “Elmcrest Farm”, Hagersville, home of the bride’s parents, when Gladys Maude, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cherry, became the bride of Howard A. Nelles, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Duff Nelles, Boston, Ont. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. P. E. Deeth, Wesley United Church, Jarvis, assisted by Rev. A. J.  Loveday, Boston Baptist Church. The bride given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of Wedgewood blue lace and silk net, made on long lines, with a sash of shell pink satin. She wore a large picture hat of blue mohair, and slippers of the same shade. Her bouquet was composed of butterfly roses, baby’s breath and lily of the valley. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Clara Nichol, who was attractive in a jacket model frock of June blush pink, with matching hat and slippers. Her flowers were Briarcliffe roses and forget-me-nots. Mr. Forrest Johnson, Binghampton, N.Y., was groomsman. The wedding music was played by Mr. Aruther Deeley, Hamilton, During the signing of the register, Miss Ada Risdill sang, “O Perfect Love”. After partaking of a dainty buffet luncheon, Mr. and Mars. 

Nelles left on an extended motor trip through Quebec, the bride wearing a

smart suit of acorn brown French crepe with accessories to match.

4. Gordon Cherry

5. Gordon Walker b.1883 d.1925.

OBITUARY: Walker - At Duncan Hospital, B.C., on Thursday, April 23, 1925, Gordon, second son of Philip Walker, formerly of Villa Nova, in his 42 year. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, on arrival of body. 

VILLA NOVA: People were shocked to hear of Gordon Walker’s death on

Saturday.

5. Lorne Allen Walker b.1897 d.1976 m. Marion Elsie Reed b.1903 d.1987. 

Lorne and Marion lived in Edmonton and Maple Creek, Sask. Lorne was a high

school principal.

Children are:

4. Phillip Reed Walker b.1934 d.1988.

5. Russell Campbell Walker b.1886 d.1971 m. Lavina E. Winger b.1887 d.1964.

**Lavina was the daughter of Solomon Winger and (unknown). 

Russell and Lavina resided at the Walker family home, “Walnut Grove Farm”,

in Villa Nova.

WEDDING: Walker-Winger A very happy event was solemnized at the house of Solomon and Mrs. Winger, of Springvalle, on Wednesday afternoon last when their daughter Lavina E. was united in marriage to Russell Campbell Walker of Villa Nova. The bride entered the parlor on the arm of her father, to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march and looked charming in a white hand-embroidered gown of marquisette over white silk with silk fringe trimmings, she carried a magnificent bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley and was unattended. The groom’s gift was a beautiful gold watch and fob. The music was played by Miss Laura Bell sister of the bride and the nuptial knot was tied by Rev. H. Caldwell of Hagersville. The happy couple were the recipients of many useful and costly presents given by a wide circle of friends who were in attendance. After the ceremony the guests about fifty in number sat down to a sumptuous repast after which the young couple left for Toronto and points east. Bride’s going away gown was blue velvet with hat to match. After a short honeymoon trip the happy pair will reside at Walnut Grove Farm, Villa Nova - home of the groom. 

6. Ann Jane Walker b.1845 m.1877, Ephraim Wheeler b.1831.

**Ephraim was the son of John Wheeler and Charlotte (unknown).

6. Christopher P. Walker b.1846 1st m.1870, Sarah Susan Barber b.1850.

Christopher 2nd m.1880, Ellen Jeffrey.

**Sarah was the daughter of John Barber and Rebecca Robinson.

**Ellen was the daughter of David Jeffrey and Mary Cupples. 

6. Caroline Walker b.1847 d.1921 m. Joseph A. Kinney b.1850 d.1934 Parry Sound.

OBITUARY: Joseph A. Kenny Mr. Joseph A. Kenny, a native of Townsend, died

in Parry Sound after a short illness on Saturday, April 21st. Mr. Kenny

was born near Villa Nova over 83 years ago, and lived on a farm at

Rockford until he moved to Parry Sound about twenty-five years ago. He

married Miss Caroline Walker, sister of Mrs. Darling Smith, Townsend

Centre, who died thirteen years ago. Mr. Kenny will be remembered by many

old friends who will be sorry hear of his death and extended sympathy to

the sorrowing sons, Charles E. Kenney and W. F. Kenney both of Parry

Sound, also to the sisters, Mrs. Wilson Woodley and Mrs. Lincoln Clark,

both of Waterford. The body was brought to Waterford for burial, arriving

on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral service was held from the home of Mr. 

and Mrs. Wilson Woodley in charge of Rev. H. E. Bridge of the Waterford

Baptist Church, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford.

Children are:

5. Elton J. Kinney b.1878 d.1895

5. Charles E. Kinney

5. W. F. Kinney

6. Cecelia Walker b.1848 Townsend Twp. d.1932 m.1871 Townsend Twp.,

Absalam Hoover b.1848 d.1933.

**Absalam was the son of Abram Hoover and Catherine (unknown). 

Absalam and Cecilia lived and farmed on Lot 10 Con 1 in Rainham Twp,

Haldimand County. On the 1901 Census for Rainham Twp., Absalam states his

father is from Germany.

NEWS ITEM: Golden Wedding Anniversary (1921)- A most enjoyable afternoon was spent at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Absalam Hoover, Rainham Township, near Hoover’s Point on the shores of Lake Erie, it being the clebration of their 50th wedding day. The afternoon was ideal, the greetings and good cheer to the host and hostess were many. At 1 p.m. the guests to the number of about seventy were invited to a sumptuous dinner spread on the spacious lawns in the front of the old homestead. 

Dr. Walker, of Dunnville a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Hoover was chairman of

the occasion and a number of very appropriate addresses were tendered the

host and hostess, being spared to celebrate the half century mark of

wedded life. The guests were from Parry Sound, Owen Sound, Toronto,

Hamilton, Hagarsville, Port Dover, Simcoe, Dutton, Bloomsburg, Waterford

and Villa Nova.

The very interesting part of the afternoon was the following. On request of the guests, Dr. R. Trotter, of Waterford, read an address and presented the host and hostess with a Diamond Disc Edison Phonograph, the centre of which was embossed with gold, emblematic of the occasion. The happy occasion was brought to a close late in the afternoon with the guests congratulating each other on such a pleasant time and then dispersed to their various homes after singing, “God Save The King.”

CEMETERY: Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, Norfolk Co.

CEMETERY MARKER: Monument reads- HOOVER

Absalam Hoover 1848-1933.

Cecilia Walker, his wife, 1848-1932.

Abram Hoover 1874-1950.

Edith Diette, his wife, 1882-1973.

Alton E. Hoover 1912-1961.

Marjorie Peace, his wife, 1914-1984.

Jonas Hoover 1878-1911.

Children are:

5. Abraham Hoover b.1874 d.1950 m. Edith Diette b.1882 d.1973.

5. Jonas Hoover b.1878 d.1911.

6. Mary Walker b.1850

6. Augusta Walker b.1854 Villa Nova d.1948 1st m.1876, John James Darling Smith.

**John was the son of James N. Darling Smith and Mary (unknown).  OBITUARY: One of Norfolk County’s oldest residents, Mrs. J. Darling Smith passed away on Tuesday, January 16, at her home in Townsend Center, following a lengthy illness in her 94th year. A daughter of the late Mr.  and Mrs. Adam Walker, Mrs. Smith was formerly Augusta Walker and was born in Villa Nova. As a young women she taught school at Selkirk and Jerusalem and in 1876 married J. Darling Smith who was one of the early teachers in the district. She was a lifelong member of Villa Nova Baptist Church. 

Surviving are one son, James Smith of Townsend Centre and three grandsons,

Ross Smith of Townsend Centre, Ralph Smith of Guelph and Roy Smith of

California; also one great grandson, John David Smith. The funeral will be

held on Friday afternoon at two o’clock from Mott Bros. Funeral Home, with

Pastors Ralph Cummings and James Edwards officiating. Interment will be in

Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford.

Waterford: The funeral service of Mrs. J. Darling Smith of Townsend Centre, one of Norfolk’s oldest residents, who died on Tuesday, Jan. 16, was attended by many friends and relatives at Mott Brothers Funeral Home on Friday afternoon. The service was conducted by Pastor Ralph Cummings of the Villa Nova Baptist Church, assisted by Pastor James Edwards. Mrs. 

Audrey Hellyer sang two favorite hymns of the deceased, “Alas and Did My

Saviour Die” and “Great God by Whose Almighty Hand.” Mrs. Lee Bertram

accompanied at the piano. The pallbearers were Messrs. Russell Hellyer,

Audrey Hellyer, Dell Bertram, Ralph Misner, Delos Renner and Dr. Ward

Cunningham. The flower bearers were: Messers. John Wright and Archie

Misner. Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery.

Children are:

5. James Smith

Children are:

4. Ross Smith

4. Ralph Smith

4. Roy Smith

7. Hiram Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1814 d.1896 Halton Co. m.1839, Julia Ann Cline b.1820 d.1904 Halton Co.

**Julia was the daughter of Simeon Cline and Julia Ann Culp. 

Hiram and Julia Ann settled on the 100 acre corner farm, Concession 3 & 4,

south of Dundas St. (now Highway 5)

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

This is the last will and testament of me, Hiram Walker of the township of

Nelson in the county of Halton, farmer.

1. I order and direct the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses out of my personal estate. 

2. I give and bequeath to my wife Julia Ann for and during her life fifty dollars a year payable half yearly, good and reasonable care maintenance and support inclusive of all provisions, firewood, supplies, washing, attendance and other things reasonably required and demanded by her. The use of the sitting room and bedroom on the ground floor of my dwelling house on the Easterly corner, and good furniture clothing and other things to be selected by her for the furnishing and enjoyment of her rooms with all reasonable rights and privileges for that purpose. And I order and direct the payment of the said money and the faithful carrying out of these provisions in favour of my wife to be made and performed in a liberal and generous manner for her comfort by my son John Henry Walker his heirs and assigns.

3. I give and bequeath to my daughters Eliza Catharine, Hannah Maria, Sarah Elizabeth each the sum of two hundred dollars - to my daughter Susannah fifty dollars (having already paid and advanced to her one hundred and fifty dollars) and to my daughter Mary Jane two hundred dollars, having already paid and advanced to her one hundred dollars and a cow and to Emma Caroline the sum of two hundred dollars and ---?---, and I order and direct the payment and delivery thereof by my son John Henry Walker his heirs and assigns within one year after my death, and if not paid within one year he is to pay interest thereon at the rate of six per cent per annum.

4. In the event of the death of any of my said daughters dying before my death I give and bequeath her legacy to her children in equal shares and if she dies without children I give and bequeath her legacy to her sisters in equal shares and if any of her sisters are dead leaving children such children shall receive the share to which their mother would have been entitled if living.

5. I charge the said legacies and provisions whom the lands and premises hereinafter mentioned.

6. I give devise and bequeath the south half of lot number eleven in the third concession south of Dundas street in the township of Nelson in the county of Halton and all my farm stocks and implements, securities for money personal estate and effects to my son John Henry Walker his heirs and assigns subject to the payment of my debts and to the payment and performance of the said legacies and of the annuity and provisions in favor of my wife hereinbefore mentioned. 

7. And I appoint Isaac Walker and John William son of the said township of Nelson, farmers and my wife Julia Ann to be the executors and executrix of this my will.

In witness thereof I have to this my will contained in this and two

preceding sheets of paper set my had this eighteenth day of May one

thousand eight hundred and eighty three.

Signature:

Hiram Walker

Signed, published and declared by Hiram Walker the testator as and for his

last will and testament in the presence of us, present at the same time,

who at his request, in his presence and in the presence at each other have

hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the same.

Children are:

6. Phillip J. Walker b.1840 d.1924 m.1866, Sarah Cartwright b.1844.

** Sarah is the daughter of William Cartwright and Isabella (unknown).

Children are:

5. Annie Walker b.abt.1868

5. William Walker b.abt.1870

6. William S. Walker b.1842 d.1867.

6. Julia Ann Walker b.1843 d.1927 m.1862, Samuel Bondhead Alton b.1838 d.1920.

**Samuel was the son of Thomas Alton and Charlotte Cleaver.

Children are:

5.    Thomas F. Alton b.1862 m. Agnes Cole.

5.    George W. Alton b.1864 d.1926 m.1890, Mary B. Speers.

5.    William W. Alton b.1867 d.1943 m.1893, Hulda Maine.

5.    Annie M. Alton b.1869 d.1939.

5.    Josephine Alton b.1872 d.1947 m.1893, Edmund R. Wood d.1937.

Children are:

4. Ten Wood children.

5.    Maitland Alton b.1880 d.1958 m. Violet Mossip b.1885 d.1964.

5.    Julia Getrude Alton b.1877 d.1961 m.1900, Bertrand Parsons.

Children are:

4.    Five Parsons children.

5.    Ernest L. Alton b.1884 d.1961.

6.    Hiram Walker b.1844 d.1861.

6.    Suzanah Walker b.1846 d.1912 m. Herbert Henry Tufford b.abt.1840.

Children are:

5.    Clara M. Tufford

5.    Ethel M. Tufford

5.    Almena Tufford

6.    Isaac Walker b.1847 d.1933 m. Agnes Haddow b.1848 d.1926.

**Agnes is the daughter of Robert Haddow (Hadden) and Sarah Kennedy. 

Issac Walker settled on the farm across the road from the home farm in

Halton Co. The rest of the family settled in the same area and therefore,

Concession 3, from Number 10 sideroad to Lake Ontario became known as

“Walker’s Line.”

CEMETERY: Isaac and Agnes Walker are buried in the Appleby Pioneer

Cemetery in Burlington. On the Walker monument these other names are

listed: Robert Haddow 1811-1896 a native of Ayrshire, Scotland. Sarah

beloved wife of Robert Haddow 1817-1870 a native of Grimsby, Ontario.

Children are:

5. Franklin Livingston Walker b.1872 d.1943. m.1904, Edith Lillian Carey

b.1874 d.1948.

Franklin Walker inherited his father’s farm and he in turn left it to his

son, Edgar Haddow Walker. Franklin and Edith are buried in the Appleby

Pioneer Cemetery, in Burlington.

Children are:

4. Edgar Haddow Walker b.1910 d.1998 m. Verna Maude Sherwood.

Children are:

3. Jane Walker m. Douglas Parker.

3. Karen Walker m. Allan Alton.

5. Elma Walker m. Gordon Smart.

Children are:

4. One Smart child.

5. Lena Walker m. Herman Laxton.

Children are:

4. Two Laxton children.

6. George Walker b.1848 d.1928 m.1877, Elizabeth J. Cartwright b.1853.

Children are:

5. William A. Walker b.1878 d.1983 m.1907, Lottie Maine.

5. Ethis Louisa Walker b.1883 m. Walter Rusk.

5. Edith M. Walker m.1900, James L. Dale. 

6. John Henry Walker b.1850 d.1911 m.1877, Frances Isabell Alton b.1856

d.1938.

Children are:

5. Howard Eugene Walker b.1878 d.1952 m.1908, Ida Minnie Bridgeman b.1877

d.1965. Children are:

4. Ernest B. Walker b.1911 d.1996 m.1940, Ruby Marie Pridham.

4. George H. Walker b.1913 m.1941, Marion Laurie Lamont b.1912 d.1997.

Children are:

3. Laurie George Walker b.1943 m.1968, Carol Barnes. b.1949.

Children are:

2. Three Barnes children.

3. Ellen Ruth Walker b.1949 m.1973, Ron Knapp.

4. Alma Isabel Walker b.1914 m. William Brockbank b.1914 d.1965.

5. Lillian Walker b.1879 d.1983 m.1908, Alexander Bow b.1880 d.1931.

5. Hiram Alton Walker b.1884 d.1971 m.1907, Florence Shayler d.1976.

5. Arnet Cleaver Walker b.1886.

5. John Henry Walker b.1888 m. Beatrice Shayler b.1890 d.1980.

5. William David Walker b.1894 d.1921 m. Lucille Foster b.1898 d.1983.

6. Elizabeth Catherine Walker b.1851 d.1925 m.1875, Henry Edmond Alton b.1854.

Children are:

5. Eight Alton children.

6. J. Walker

J. died as an infant.

6. Hannah Maria Walker b.1853 d.1923 m. John Williamson b.1848.

**John was the son of John Williamson and Rachel Fields.

Children are:

5. Emily Williamson

Emily was a lawyer.

5. Eleanor (Ella) Williamson m. Dr. Blanshard, MD.

5. Frank Williamson

5. William Williamson

5. John Dudley Williamson

5. Murray Williamson

5. Clara Williamson m. (unknown) Anderson.

5. J. Williamson

5. Eliza Williamson

6. Sarah Elizabeth Walker b.1855 m.1880, Robert Sheppard b.abt.1852.

Children are:

5. Sarah E. Sheppard b.1887 d.1975.

Sarah was raised by Isaac and Agnes Walker. 

6. Mary Jane Walker b.1859 d.1936 m.1883, John Henry Husband b.1853 d.1906.

Children are:

5. Norman Keffer Husband m. Clara Elizabeth Kapler.

5. Isaac Earle Husband

5. Edna Julia Husband

5. Mary Josephine Husband m. Fredrick Cave.

5. John Walker Husband m. Margaret Stewart.

5. Elmer Claire Husband m. Irene Bristow.

5. Myrtle Minnie Husband

6. Emma Caroline Walker b.1862 1st. m.1885, James S. Blanchard b.1859.

Emma 2nd m., B. Shaw.

7. Sarah Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1816 m. Donald McGregor.

Children are:

6. Ann McGregor

6. Phillip McGregor

6. Jessie McGregor

6. Susannah McGregor

6. Phoebe McGregor

6. John McGregor

7. William Henry Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1821 m.abt.1841, Jane (Garbatt/Carbatt) b.1825.

Children are:

6. Sarah Maria Walker b.abt.1846 m.1870, Jacob Bell.

6. John Phillip Walker b.abt.1849

6. Mary Elizabeth Walker b.abt.1851 m.1883, Burwall Bridgeman.

6. Peter McCollum Walker b.abt.1854 m. Francis Bedford.

Children are:

5. Grace Evelyn Walker b.1899 (stillborn).

5. Edna Beatrice Walker b.1901

5. Frederick Bedford Walker b.1902

6. William David Walker b.abt.1856

6. Walter Robert Walker b.abt.1859

6. Barbara Ann Walker b.abt.1861 m.1889, Albertton Stevenson.

7. Phillip Walker Jr. (Philip8,William9) b.1825 m. Elizabeth (unknown).

7. Susannah Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1827 m.aft.1858, William Bell.

7. Hannah Walker (Philip8,William9) b.1833 m.1854, Charles Harrison.

Children are:

6. Emily Harrison

6. Laura Harrison

6. Susan Harrison

6. Alice Harrison

6. Bertha Harrison

6. Florence Harrison

6. Clara Harrison

7. Elizabeth Walker (Philip8,William9) b.abt.1834 m. John Green.

Children are:

6. Cyrus Green

6. William Green

6. Wheeler Green

6. Annie Green

6. George Green

6. Sarah Green

6. John Green

6. Elizabeth Green

6. Brock Green

6. Keturah Green

6. Anson Green

6. Merritt Green

 

 

 

ANN WALKER FAMILY: (William Sr. 9)

8. Ann (Nancy?) Walker b.1787 NC d.1827 Clinton Twp., Ont. m.abt.1809, John Butler Henry b.1787 d.1829. John Henry 2nd m.aft.1827, Catherine Fortner.

**John was the son of Capt. James Henry and Catherine House. 

John and Ann are buried in the family burying grounds on their farm in

Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co.

Children are:

7. Robert Henry (Ann8,William9) b.1809 d.1857 Grimsby Twp 1st m.1833, Margaret Wilson b.1813 d.1835. Robert 2nd m.1836, Margaret Hare b.1813 d.1871.

**Margaret was the daughter of Hugh Wilson and Anna Lewis.

**Margaret was the daughter of Col. Peter Hare, Sr and Margaret Secord.

7. Sarah Maria Henry (Ann8,William9) b.1810 d.1861 m.1831, Alexander Carpenter.

7. Isaac Brock Henry (Ann8,William9) b.1812 d.1889 Winona m. Penelope Lewis b.1821 d.1891 Winona.

**Penelope was the daughter of John Lewis and (unknown).

Isaac and Penelope lived on Lot 23, Con 2 in Grimsby Twp., Lincoln Co.

NOTE: Winona refers to Winona, Ontario unless otherwise specified.

Children are:

6. George C. Henry b.1843 d.1930 Winona m. Evelyn M. Merrill b.1845 d.1940

Winona.

George and Evelyn are buried in Fifty Cemetery, Winona, Ontario.

6. Alfred Lewis Henry b.1853 d.1853 Winona.

6. James Edgar Henry b.1855 d.1937 Winona m. Ada B. Carpenter b.1856 d.1933 Winona.

Children are:

5. Lewis Brock Henry b.1892 d.1917 in WW1.

5. Florence Henry m. (unknown) Smith.

5. (daughter) Henry m. John Puddicombe.

5.    Fredrick B. Henry b.1859 d.1937 Winona m. Jennie P. Smith b.1863 d.1940

Winona.

Children are:

4. (Daughter) Henry m. William J. Dowler.

6. Frank Henry

6. Albert Henry d.1937 Manitoba, Can. m. Ethelinda Oles.

6. (Daughter) Henry m. Dr. A. McCurdy.

6. Margaret Augusta Henry b.1848 m.1877 Saltfleet Twp., Edwin Earl Martin b.1847.

**Edwin is the son of Daniel Martin and Charlotte (unknown).

7. Catherine Henry (Ann8,William9) b.1814 d.1869 Clinton Twp.

7. Margaret Henry (Ann8,William9) b.1816 m.1834 Stamford, Benjamin Johnson.

7. Mary Henry (Ann8,William9) b.1817 d.1899 Oakville m. Robert Smith.

7. William W. Henry (Ann8,William9) b.1819 m.1847, Mary Terryberry.

William and Mary lived on Lots 12 & 13 Con 3, Grimsby Twp.

7. James O. Henry (Ann8,William9) b.1821 m.1846, Amanda Simmerman.  James and Amanda lived on Lots 4, 5, & 6 Con 4, Clinton Twp. Family lore says he married Betsey Couse, possibly a second marriage.

Children are:

6. Albert Henry b.abt.1849

6. Jane Henry b.abt.1852

6. Joseph Henry b.abt.1855

6. Charlie Henry b.abt.1865

7. John B. Henry b.1822 m. Catherine Snyder.

 

 

 

 

 

OUR WALKER FAMILY’S RELATED FAMILIES

DISTAFF FAMILIES CONNECTED TO MY WALKER FAMILY BRANCH: WILLIAM WALKER Jr.

(William8,William9)

HANNAH ADELLA BATES FAMILY:

6. John Bates b. England.

Children are:

5. Henry Bates b.1818 NY d.1905 Coleman, Midland Co., MI m.bef.1855, Hannah Jane Udell b.1831 Canada d.1905 Coleman, Midland Co., MI. 

**Hannah was the daughter of William Udell and Betsy Lou (May) Phelps from

Germany to Canada.

Children are:

4. Emma Bates m. John Radifer.

4. Lizzy Bates m. Robert Houston.

4. George Bates m. Margaret Smith.

4. William H. Bates b.1855 Canada d.1928 m.1891 Midland City, MI Adaresta

Melista Hunt b.1871 Wisconsin d.1927.

**Adaresta was the daughter of Alsup Baldwin Hunt and Herriette Adels

Phillips from New York.

William was a lumberjack.

Children are:

3. Bruce Dwarin Bates b.1892 Geneva, Midland Co., MI d.1967 Grand Rapids,

MI m. Betsy Leman.

3. Bessie Meliase Bates b.1893 Charleviox Co., MI d.1957 m. Therlore

Kosman.

3. Loretta Maria Bates b.1895 Charleviox Co., MI d.1962 Sand Lake, Kent Co., MI m. Joseph Gallapoo b.1882 NY d. Grand Ledge, MI.  3. Hannah Adella Bates b.1897 Coleman, Isabella Co., MI d.1992 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI. 1st m.1913 Petosky, Charleviox Co., MI, Harry Ray Tompkins b.1887 Harbor Springs, Emmet Co., MI d.1964 Hinton Twp., Mecosta Co., MI. Hannah 2nd m.1929, Thomas Arthur (changed Kalageroupolis to) Callis d.1937. Hannah 3rd m.1938, Farland Wilson. Hannah 4th m.1940, Charley Brown d.1950. Hannah 5th m.1953, Justin Case b. d.1991. 

**Harry is the son of Henry Tompkins and Phoebe Ann McMaster

Children of Harry Tompkins and Hannah are:

2. Richard Tompkins b.1917 Gaylord, Otsego Co., MI d.1983 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m.1944, Barbara Jean Knoll. 

Richard and Barbara owned a farm on 17 mile Rd. Cedar Springs, MI.  2. Duane Leroy Tompkins b.1919 Chicago, Ill. d.1992 Cedar Springs, MI m.abt.1934 Grand Rapids, MI, Marcella Anderson. 

Duane and Marcella lived in Grand Rapids, MI on Dickerson St. then moved

and opened a restaurant in downtown Rockford, MI. Duane served in the

Navy.

2. Robert Lee Tompkins b.1920 Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI m. Virginia Mae

Porter.

Robert and Virginia lived in Sparta, MI. Robert served in the Navy.  2. Raymond Tompkins b.1922 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d.1994 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI m.1947, Loretta Faye (Betty) Harber. 

Raymond and Betty lived in Vicksburg, MI. Raymond and Richard served on

the same ship in the Navy.

2. Wilda Mae Tompkins b.1925 d.2001 1st m. Bud Menbeck. Wilda 2nd married

1944, Warren Reed Walker I. Wilda 3rd married Jack Long. Wilda 4th married

Hugh McCluskey. Wilda divorced Bud Menbeck shortly after the birth of

their daughter, Loretta. She divorced Warren Reed Walker I shortly after

the birth of their last child. Wilda lived in Grand Rapids and owned a

restaurant when she married Jack Long. They were only married a few years

then they divorced and Wilda sold the restaurant. Wilda met and married

Hugh McCluskey around 1975 and they lived on North St., Grand Rapids, MI

until his death around 1988. Wilda then moved to Edmore, MI.

Children of Thomas Callis and Hannah are:

2. Mary Callis b.abt.1930 m. Robert Sinclair.

Mary and Robert lived in Vicksburg, MI.

2. Shirley Callis b.abt.1931 m. (unknown).

Shirley and her husband live in Ohio.

2. Anthony Callis b.1925 m. Shirley (unknown).

**Anthony was the son of Thomas Callis and (unknown).  Anthony and Shirley lived in Grand Rapids, MI. Anthony was a boiler engineer for Central High school and died when he was about thirty.  3. Mary Edna Bates b.1899 Charleviox Co., MI d.1900 Charleviox Co., MI. 

3. Alice Emma Bates b.1903 Geneva, Midland Co., MI d.1962 Sand Lake, Kent

Co., MI.

3. William Conrad Bates b.1904 Charleviox Co., MI d.1918.

3. Lovila May Bates b.1906 d.1906 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI.

3. Virginia Pearl Bates b.1907 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI d.1983 1st m.

William Hadsell. Virginia 2nd m. Buferd Backus.  3. Minnie Agnes Bates b.1910 Midland Co., MI 1st m. Elmer Bert Minnie 2nd m. Chauncey Jacobs Minnie 3rd m. Ower Black. 

3. Harold Henry Bates b.1912 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI d.1987 Leroy, Osceola

Co., MI m.1934, Lena Jensen b.1914.

3. Guy Verna Bates b.1914 d.1914 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI.

4. John Bates

4. Julia Ann Bates m.1849 Toronto, Henry Neher.

 

 

Walker Link: WILLIAM WALKER Jr. FAMILY: (William8,William9)

HARRY RAY TOMPKINS Family:

6. John Tompkins m. Hanna (McIntire?)

Children are:

5. Henry Tompkins b.1857 Canada d.1910 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI m. Phoebe

Ann McMaster b.1852 d.1939 Petosky, Emmet Co., MI. Phoebe 2nd m.aft.1910,

John Davall.

**Phoebe was the daughter of Marcus D.L. McMaster and Susan Jane

Eggleston.

Children are:

4. Harry Ray Tompkins b.1887 Emmet Co., MI d.1964 Mecosta Co., MI 1st m.1913, Hannah Adella Bates b.1897 Coleman, MI d.1992 Vicksburg, MI. Harry 2nd m.abt.1936, Marie Tyler b.1919 Emmet Co., MI d. 1982 Montcalm Co., MI. 

Hannah 2nd m.1929, Thomas Arthur(changed Kalageroupolis to)Callis.

Children of Harry and Hannah are:

3. Richard Tompkins b.1917 Gaylord, Otsego Co., MI d.1983 Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI m.1944, Barbara Jean Knoll. 

Richard and Barbara owned a farm on 17 mile Rd. Cedar Springs, MI.  3. Duane Leroy Tompkins b.1919 Chicago, Ill. d.1992 Cedar Springs, MI m.abt.1934 Grand Rapids, MI, Marcella Anderson. 

Duane and Marcella lived in Grand Rapids, MI on Dickerson St. then moved

and opened a restaurant in downtown Rockford, MI. Duane served in the

Navy.

3. Robert Lee Tompkins b.1920 Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI m. Virginia Mae

Porter.

Robert and Virginia lived in Sparta, MI. Robert served in the Navy.  3. Raymond Tompkins b.1922 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI d.1994 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI m.1947, Loretta Faye (Betty) Harber. 

Raymond and Betty lived in Vicksburg, MI. Raymond and Richard served on

the same ship in the Navy.

3. Wilda Mae Tompkins b.1925 d.2001 1st m. Bud Menbeck. Wilda 2nd married

1944, Warren Reed Walker I. Wilda 3rd married Jack Long. Wilda 4th married

Hugh McCluskey. Wilda divorced Bud Menbeck shortly after the birth of

their daughter, Loretta. She divorced Warren Reed Walker I shortly after

the birth of their last child. Wilda lived in Grand Rapids and owned a

restaurant when she married Jack Long. They were only married a few years

then they divorced and Wilda sold the restaurant. Wilda met and married

Hugh McCluskey around 1975 and they lived on North St., Grand Rapids, MI

until his death around 1988. Wilda then moved to Edmore, MI.

Children of Thomas Callis and Hannah are:

3. Mary Callis b.abt.1930 m. Robert Sinclair.

Mary and Robert lived in Vicksburg, MI.

3. Shirley Callis b.abt.1931 m. (unknown).

Shirley and her husband live in Ohio.

Children of Harry and Marie are:

3. Harry Tompkins b.1937 Emmet Co., MI.

3. Peter Tompkins b.1939 Emmet Co., MI.

3. Elliot Tompkins b.1942 1st m.1960, Barb Paggin. Elliot 2nd m.1966,

Sarah Kohetzra. Elliot 3rd m. Vel Bower.

3. Gladis Tompkins b.1946 Emmet Co., MI 1st m. Don Chapon. Gladis 2nd m.

Ernie Winslow.

4. Henry Tompkins b.1888 Emmet Co., MI d.1988 m.1910, Mary Baildons.

4. Burrel Tompkins b.1890 Emmet Co., MI m.1914, Rhea Vandermack.

4. Florence Tompkins b.1895 Emmet Co., MI d.1916 Chicago, ILL.

4. Mabelle Tompkins b.1898 m. Ralph (unknown).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER WALKER FAMILIES

MISCELLANEOUS WALKER FAMILIES

Please be aware these families are not in my direct Walker line. This

information is gathered from many sources and even though it did not

pertain to my Walker family, I didn’t want all this information to go to

waste. Hopefully this information will be of use to other Walker

researchers. As with any genealogy research there may be some

discrepancies and typos. If you find any please contact me through the my

email at the bottom of the page.

Further note....I have received a few emails from people asking for

additional information, when I try to respond their email it is blocked

from getting return mail. Make sure the email address you send from can be

replied to.

Thank you.

 

OTHER WALKERS IN CANADA

HUGH WALKER FAMILY:

Northumberland Co., Ontario

1. Hugh Walker b.abt.1776 d.1805 Hope Twp., Northumberland Co., Ont m.abt.1794, Mary Johnston b.abt.1776 d.1850 Hope Twp.

Children are:

2. Nancy Walker m.1826 Port Hope, John Randle McDonald.

Children are:

3. Augusta McDonald m. Rose (unknown)

Children are:

4.    (Daughter) McDonald

4.    William McDonald

 

2. John Walker b.1795 Little Falls, NY d.1872 Hope Twp. m. Mary Ann O’Dell

b.1801 Hope Twp. d. 1879 Hope Twp.

Children are:

3. Weathy Walker b.1821 d.1822

3. Weaty Walker b.1822 d.1824

3. John Wellington Walker b.1824 Hope Twp. d.1920 m. Sarah Potts b.1833

Ireland d.1923 Winnipeg, MB

3. Abigail Walker b.1825 Hope Twp. d.1895 m.1844, Henry Millson b.1819

Lincolnshire, Eng d.1884

3. William J. Walker b.1828 m.1851, Amy Emma Francis b.abt.1827

3. Willard James Walker b.1830 d.1859

3. Hiram Hugh Walker b.1831 d.1919 m.1862, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Scott b.1842

 

3. James Walker b.1833 d.1834

3. Johnston Schuyler Walker b.1835 d.1920 m. Louisa A. Sharp b.1838 d.1905

3. Catharine Mary Walker b.1841 d.1894 m.1867, Reuben Carroll Grant b.1838

d.1911

2. James Walker b.1798 Adolphustown, Lennox-Addington Co., Ont. d.1867 Hope Twp. m.1823 Port Hope, Rose Mary Roseborough b.1806 Ireland Children are:

3. Hugh Alexander Walker b.1827 Hope Twp. d.1894 Hope Twp. m. Margaret

Jane Fitzgerald b.1835 d. 1907 Hope Twp.

3. James Walker b.1831 Hope Twp. d.1873 Hope Twp. m.1863, Emma Parsons

b.1842 West Putford, Devon d.1913

3. Mary Jane Walker b.1836 d.1864 m. William Tisdale

3. Elizabeth (Eliza) Walker b.1839 d.1902 m. Thomas A. Davidson b.1834

d.1921

3. Eleanor Walker b.1842 d.1887 m.1867, Elias Robert Sculthorpe b.1836

d.1882 Port Hope

3. William John Walker b.1845 d.1877 m.1873 Hope Twp., Mary O’Hara b.1850 2.   William Walker b.1802 Hope Twp. d.1840 Hope Twp. m. Margaret Lockhart.

Submitted by:

Will Edgar Walker

**NOTE: If you have any queries or information to share about this family

please contact, Edgar Walker at willedgar@AOL.com

ALLEN WALKER FAMILY:

Norfolk Co., Ontario

1. Allen Walker b.abt.1797 m.abt.1824-25, Anna (unknown) b.abt.1798 d.1881. Anna 2nd m.abt.1844, George Weaver. 

Allen died possibly in the 1840’s and Anna then married George Weaver. 

Anna and George are buried at Vanessa cemetery next to two of James and

Catherine’s infant children.

Children are:

2. William Walker b.abt.1825 d.1883 Middleton, Norfolk Co. m.1845, Rachel Weaver.

William and Rachel sold off their land in 1854 and moved to St. Clair,

Mich. They later came back to Canada and settled in Middleton, Norfolk Co.

Children are:

3. (Isabella, Arbilla or Priscilla) Walker b.abt.1842 m. Adelbert or Delbert (unknown).

Mary and her family are on the 1871 Census for Winegarden.

Children are:

4. Mary

2. Elizabeth Walker b.abt.1834 Blenheim Twp. 1st m.abt.1854, Samuel

Hewitt. Elizabeth 2nd m.1868, William Daikins d.1877. William 1st m. Elsa

Weaver. Elizabeth 3rd m.1877, Henry Chambers. 

In the 1871 census Windham, Elizabeth Hewit is living with Henry Chambers

as a housekeeper, she is listed under her first married name. Living with

her are her three sons, Gideon, Reed and Eli, two of them named the same

as her brothers. In 1877 Elizabeth Dacon marries Henry Chambers. Two

months after William Daiken died.

Children are:

3. Gideon Daikins

3. Reed Daikins

3. Eli Daikins

 

2. Gideon Allen Walker b.1836 Beachville m.1864, Eliza Marie Johnson

b.1846.

Their marriage certificate was performed by Rev. R.B. Smith and filed in

London, Middlesex Co. Family lore: An aunt recalled that he was a baker,

and only had one arm. Eliza is a sister to James’ wife Catherine, both are

descendants of Jeremiah Johnson.

Children are:

3. George Walker b.1865

3. Ida Bell Walker b.1874

3. Ada Ethel Walker b.1877

3. Martha Helen “Ella” Walker b.1880

3. Frederick Walker b. 1886

 

2. James Walker b.1838 d.1914 Townsend Twp. m.1859 Oxford Co., Catherine

Johnson b.1842 d.1901 Townsend Twp.

**Catherine is the daughter of James Johnson and Andelusia Chambers.

James and Catherine lived on Lot 2, Con. 13, Townsend Twp.

Children are:

3. Eliza Jane Walker m. Joseph Buck.

Eliza is buried in Waterford.

3. Ann Walker

3. Andrew Walker

3. Elizabeth Walker b.1878 d.1962 m. George Cole of Wilsonville.

3. Alma Walker b.1884 d.1966 m. in Vanessa Station, Harry Rock.

 

2. Reed Walker b.abt.1841 d.1871 m.1864, Nancy Daiken b.1840.

Children are:

3. George Walker

Submitted by:

Helen Brenneman

**Note: If you have any queries or information to share about this family

please contact, Helen Brenneman at Bren@execulink.com

HENRY WALKER FAMILY:

Norfolk Co., Ontario

WALKER George I b.abt.1600 Ireland, Rector of the Anglican Parish of

Badoney in County Tyrone, Ireland. His success there led to appointments

as Rector of Kilmore, and Chancellor of Armagh. He was father of George

Walker II, Bishop of ‘Derry, who died at Battle of the Boyne 1689. There

are many history books describing the Battle of the Boyne and the siege of

Londonderry. George Walker II, was born in the early 17th century in the

county of Tyrone. He sought refuge in Londonderry during the battle in

1692-3 and was instrumental in bringing the siege to a successful

conclusion without surrendering. For his efforts, the House of Commons

created the title of “Doctor of Divinity of Oxford” and he was made Bishop

of Londonderry by the King. It is said that Bishop Walker’s portrait was

in every house in England of the time and a lofty pillar was erected in

his memory in Londonderry.

Great Grandson of George, Bishop of Derry:

1. Henry Walker Esq. b.1767 in Ireland d.1834 in Woodhouse, Norfolk Co.

1st m. Elizabeth A. McCollum d.1794-5, who died in child birth in Ireland.  Henry 2nd m.1795-6, Mary Austin, daughter of Solomon Austin, late of North Carolina. In 1793, Henry joined a party UE Loyalists, consisting of 12 families from North Carolina and Maryland. Soon after arriving in the Niagara frontier they established a settlement in the Lynn River Valley.  Henry applied for and was issued land in Norfolk Co. beginning in 1796. 

Henry served first with Park’s Company as a private, next in the

McCracken’s Detachment as a private and finally served in the 2nd Norfolk

militia.

Children are:

2. Joanna Walker b.1800

2. James Walker b.1796 in Ontario d.1877 Woodhouse, Norfolk Co. m. Hannah Robinson.

James wasn’t old enough to join when the War of 1812 started, so he join

the militia till he was old enough and served in the last 2 years of the

war, he was first lieutenant in a mounted troop of horsemen. He was also

one of the pioneer magistrates of Woodhouse.

Children are:

3. Robert Walker (became a doctor)

3. William Walker

3. Phoebe Walker

3. Mary Walker

3. Rebecca Walker

 

2. Rebecca Walker b.1802 m. David Marr Esq., of Marr’s Hill

Children are:

3. Israel Marr (became a doctor)

3. James Marr

3. Henry Marr b.1833 Ancaster Co.

3. Caroline Marr

3. Mary Marr

 

2. Solomon Walker I b.1804 d.1881 m. Sarah Osbourne.

** Sarah was the daughter of Nathaniel Osbourne. 

Solomon inherited the old homestead. He was one of the pioneer councilors

of Woodhouse, Norfolk Co., Ontario.

Children are:

3. Henry Walker

3. Nathaniel Osbourne Walker

Nathaniel was the well known Dr. N.O. Walker of Port Dover, who practiced

medicine for 40 yrs in Norfolk.

3. David Marr Walker

Daniel was Judge D.M. Walker of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

3. Solomon Walker II

Solomon was mining in the famous Rossland district.

3. Mary Walker

3. Sarah Walker

3. Alice Walker

 

2. Esther Walker b.1805 m. Joseph Carpenter

Esther and Joseph settled, finally, in the western United States.

2. Mary Walker b.1809

**NOTE: There are two schools of thought whether this family is in

actuality true descendants of George, Bishop of Derry. I chose to list the

link to George because anyone reseaching this line will run into both

views.

Great Grandson of George, Bishop of Derry:

1. William Walker m. Ursula (unknown).

William and his wife, in 1740, made the voyage to Maryland from Ireland. 

Then, before 1743, (not known when), they moved into that section of North

Carolina west of the Chowan River known as Bertie District. There, on

March 30, 1743, he presented to the governor’s counsil his headright

claim, for himself, his wife Ursula, and two other dependents. He and his

family settled on the 200 acres of granted land.

Children are:

2. (unknown) Walker

2. (unknown) Walker

2. Sander Walker

2. Jeremiah Walker, Reverend b.1746 Bute Co., NC d.1792 Elbert Co., GA m.

Milly (unknown).

Most of Jeremiah’s adult life was spent as a Baptist minister. Jeremiah lived as a child and young man in that peculiar spiritual vacuum which had developed in the Virginia backcountry and in all of North Carolina. 

Jeremiah became pastor of Nottoway church, Amelia County, Virginia in

1769. This church under his ministry not only had large prosperity, but

over twenty churches south of James river were gathered mainly through his

labors. Later in life he fell into immorality and adopted erroneous views

of doctrine, which cast a blemish on his character and impaired his

usefulness.

LAST WILL AND TESTIMENT:

I, Jeremiah Walker, of the State of Georgia Elbert Co. Being afflicted in body, but of sound mind and memory, etc. I give to my wife Milly a negro man named Prince, also a negro woman named Rinah with Tom with Gloss her chn. Also a negro woman named Safford with Rachel and Peg her chn., her choice of a bed and furniture. Also a sorrel mare and saddle, a chest with drawers, a red trunk, also her dower of the third part of the land I bought of Hutson that part I devise to John Williams Walker in lew of all other dowry. Also Walkers Sermons, W. Roes Exercises, Cree, Poams, and Pilgrims Progress, also two cows and a heffer. 

I lend to my dtr. Polly Coleman, the first female child that negro

Easther, Sally or Prudance shall have during her natural life and then

divided between her three dtrs., Elizabeth, Narcissa, Melinda to them

forever, I also give to Polly my black walnut table, part of my crockery,

and a part of my books.

I give to my son Henry Graves Walker 400 acres of land, being part of the land I bought from Robert Chambers (corners given). I give to my son Henry G. Walker a lot I bought in Petersburgh, also a negro girl named Agg, one feather bed and furniture, also a part of my books. 

I give to my son Memorable Walker 350 acres known as the Cabben land,

which I have Coalsons bond for titles and my desire that the titles to be

made to my son Memorable Walker. Also one negro boy named David and the

first male child that either Sally or Prudance shall have, also one

feather bed, and a part of the books.

I give to my son Jeremiah 150 acres on the South side of Savannah River, being part of the tract of 700 acres bought from Chambers. Also 100 acres on the upper part of the island, also a negro boy named Tom, also a horse colt, one feather bed and part of my books. 

I give to my son James Sanders Walker 150 acres, joining my son Jeremiah land at the mouth of Spring Branch, also a negro named Saffer, a small horse colt, one feather bed and furniture, a part of my books. 

I give to my son John Williams Walker 250 acres on the river below Sanders

line, also 100 of the island, also one negro boy named Webster, one

feather bed and furniture, also a part of my books. I give to my daughter

Elizabeth what she has in possession already, and a share of my books,

with what books she already has.

I appoint my brother Sanders Walker and my friend James Tate Esq. The

Executors. I desire that the tract of land of 622 acres I have on Brushey

Creek, with negroes Tom, Sally and Prudance be hired out till my son John

Williams Walker shall come of age. Whatever shall be left when John

Williams Walker is of age shall be equally divided between my chn. Viz:

Polly Coleman, Elizabeth Marshall, Henry Graves Walker, Memorable Walker, Jeremiah Walker, James Sanders Walker, John Williams Walker. 

Dated 14 Sept. 1792.

Witnesses: William Tate, Richard Harvey, John Avren.

Signed: Jeremiah Walker

Henry S. Walker File 30 Clerk of Court Office Pickens, S.C. (Henry S.

Walker was the husband of Louisa Rohanna Benson, daughter of William P.

Benson who died in Pickens Dist. in 1853 and his widow Nancy G. Benson.)

Will Book 1791-1803 page 25-26 Ordinary’s Office Elbert County, Elberton,

Georgia.

Children are:

3. Mary Polly Walker m. (unknown) Coleman.

3. Elizabeth Walker m. (unknown) Marshall.

3. Henry Graves Walker

3. Memorable Walker

3. Jeremiah Walker

3. James Sanders Walker

3. John Williams Walker d.1823 AL m. Matilda Pope.

**Matilda was the daughter of Leroy Pope and (unknown). 

John was educated at Moses Waddel’s Academy in Vienna, South Carolina, the

school that John C. Calhoun attended, and graduated from Princeton

College. Admitted to the bar at Petersburg, he came to Huntsville, Alabama

in 1810. He practiced law with success, interrupted by an election to the

legislature of Mississippi Territory. Member of the legislature of Alabama

Territory in 1818, and the next year was president of the convention that

framed the constitution of the state. In 1819, he was elected the first

senator from the State of Alabama. A want of health forced him to resign

December 12, 1822, and he died of tuberculosis in 1823, which he

contracted while nursing his brother, Memorable.

Children are:

4. Mary Jane Walker

4. John James Walker

John was educated at West Point. After serving in the Creek and Seminole

conflicts of the 1830’s, he became Collector of the Port of Mobile for a

number of years. During the entire Civil War he served as colonel on the

staff of General Braxton Bragg. After the war he was for a number of years

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, and later president of the

Mobile and Ohio Railroad. He died childless.

4. Percy Walker b.1812

Percy was admitted to the bar after graduation from the University of

Pennsylvania. After an initial career in the General Assembly of Alabama,

he was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1855. During the

Civil War he served the Confederacy as an adjutant and inspector-general

with the rank of colonel. After the war he was appointed Recorder of

Mobile.

4. LeRoy Pope Walker b.1817

He read law under Judge Hopkins of Huntsville, Alabama, and immediately moved to Canton, Mississippi. Having little success, he returned to Bellefonte, Jackson County, Alabama, and a year later, to Moulton. 

4. Charles Henry Walker b.1819 d.1821.

Died at the age of two of an undiagnosed illness while in the care of John

Williams Walker’s dear friend, Thomas Percy, who took care of the family.

4. William Memorable Walker b.1821 d.1864

He was educated at Spring Hill College, Mobile, and the University of

Virginia. He served as 1st Lieutenant of the Third Dragoons during the

Mexican War. In the Civil War he was a Captain, 1st Regiment Artillery at

Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, where he died in 1864. He never married.

4. Richard Wilde Walker

He was educated at Spring Hill College, the University of Virginia, and

graduated with honors at Princeton University. Returned to Alabama to

practice law in the early 1840’s. Soon thereafter was elected to the

General Assembly and was chosen Speaker of that House in 1855. In 1859 he

was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, and later was

elected to a full term on the court. In 1861 he was elected a

member-at-large to the Provincial Congress of the Confederate States. In

1863 he was elected to succeed C.C. Clay in the Confederate Senate,

serving there for the remainder of the war. He retired to the private

practice of law after the war and died in Huntsville in the 1870’s.

Sources:

1. “John Williams Walker - a study in the Political, Social, and Cultural

Life of the Old Southwest.” Hugh C. Bailey University of Alabama Press -

1964

2. “Alabama - Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men from 1540

to 1872.” Willis Brewer.

JOSEPH WALKER FAMILY

Woodhouse Twp., Ontario

1. Joseph Walker b.abt.1784 New Jersey, US d.1840 Woodhouse Twp. m. Abi

Lamkin b.abt.1784 d.1851 Woodhouse Twp.

**Abi was the daughter of Thomas Lamkin and Judith Dickinson.

Joseph and Abi are buried in Old Woodhouse Methodist church cemetery.  During the War of 1812, Joseph served as a private in McFarland Wilson’s Co., Second Regiment of the Norfolk County Militia (1814). Joseph Walker served as a Grand Juror on the London District Court on 1 Jun 1814 and 13 Sep 1814. On 23 Jun 1815, Joseph Walker purchased from William Dickson and Thomas Clark 200 acres of land in Lot 5 in the Gore of Woodhouse Twp. This was located on the west side of present Highway 24 south of the St. John’s Church Road and north of Highway 6. It is about three miles south of the town of Simcoe. Besides farming, Joseph also worked as a blacksmith. 

Joseph was again a Grand Juror on 12 Sep 1815. On 17 Sep 1816, Joseph

Walker, George G. Salmon, Esq., Mr. Rowland Gilbert and Mr. Isaac Gilbert

were appointed trustees to build a school in Woodhouse Twp.5. On 10 Jun

1817, Joseph was appointed Constable for Woodhouse Twp. In the 1829

Collection Roll of Woodhouse Twp., Joseph was assessed at £213. On 16 Jun

1826, Joseph Walker purchased from Robert Grant 200 acres in Lot 12,

Concession 3, Woodhouse Twp. On 24 Mar 1830, he sold the south half of

this lot to Roswell Lampkin. On 5 Apr 1832, Joseph Walker purchased 100

acres in the west half of Lot 12, Concession 4 from John Stone. On 4 Jun

1831, aged 47 transferred to serve as a Sergeant in the 2nd or Reserve

Battalion of the 1st Regiment of Norfolk Militia formed for men aged 40 or

over.

WILL EXCERPTS:

The will of Joseph Walker of Woodhouse Twp., blacksmith, was dated in

1840, registered on 7 Jan 1850.

He left the farm in Lot 5, Gore to his wife Abi.

He left the use of his blacksmith shop and tools to his son John.

Following Abi’s death, John was to have the south half of Lot 5, Gore.  He left the west half of Lot 12, Concession 14, Woodhouse Twp. to his daughter Lucy Ann, wife of George Cullimore. 

He left the north half of Lot 12, Concession 3, Woodhouse Twp. to his son

Isaac.

He mentioned his son William who was not yet 21 years old, leaving him 100

acres in the north half of Lot 5, Gore.

He also mentioned his other daughters, Amy wife of John Kniffen, Susan

Williams and Lovina Bowlby.

At the time of his death, Joseph was an Elder in the Free Communion Baptist Church. The obituary of Joseph Walker appeared in the Christian Guardian newspaper, Toronto, Vol. XI, No. 42, 12 Aug 1840, p. 167: “Joseph Walker, an elder in the Free Communion Baptist Church, died in Woodhouse June 23, 1840 in his 57th year.” After Joseph died, Abi lived with her daughter Lucy Ann and her husband George Cullimore. In the 1852 Census of Woodhouse Twp., Abi was listed as a widow, born in the United States, 67, Baptist with her daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and George Cullimore.  However, this record also stated that there was a female death in 1851 of “palzy” which would have been Abi according to her gravestone.  CEMETERY: Old Woodhouse Methodist Church Cemetery Joseph Walker died [23/27] Jun 1840 Aged 56 Yrs. 

Aby, Beloved wife of Joseph Walker Died Nov 7, 1851 Aged 66 Yr.

Children are:

2. Susan A. Walker b.1807 USA d.1857 Houghton Twp. m. Henry Bostwick

Williams b.abt.1806 Woodhouse Twp.

**Henry was the son of Jonathan Williams and Maria Titus.

Susan is buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Houghton Twp.

2. John Walker b.1809 d.1874 South Norwich Twp., Oxford Co. 1st m.1831, Lucy Yale b.1814, d.1859 Woodhouse Twp. John 2nd m.1868 Oxford Co., Emeline (Taylor) Wilson.

Following their marriage, the couple lived at Woodhouse Twp. then moved to

Tillsonburg, Oxford Co. followed by a period in Herkimer, New York. They

then returned to Woodhouse Twp. In 1840, John inherited from his father

the use of the blacksmith shop in Lot 5, Gore of Woodhouse Twp. and the

south half of the lot. On 10 Jan 1850, John gave a quitclaim deed on this

property to his sister Lucy Ann Cullimore, wife of George Cullimore. John

and Lucy farmed in Lot 6, Concession 4, Woodhouse Twp. located on the

south side of the DeCou Road west of the Blue Line Road about 4 miles east

of Simcoe. John followed his father’s trade of blacksmith and inherited

his fathers’ tools.

Children are:

3. Mary Ann Walker b.1832 Woodhouse Twp. 

3. Melissa Jane Walker b.1836 Tilsonburg, Oxford Co. m.1867, James Rogers

b.1830 Scotland.

**John was the son of James Rogers and Margaret (unknown).

3. Oliver Nelson Walker b.1839 Herkimer, NY

3. Abigail Theresa Walker b.1843 Woodhouse Twp.

3. Linus Yale Walker b.1845 Woodhouse Twp. m.1865, Loretta A. Lefler b.1846 Townsend Twp.

**Loretta was the daughter of Frederick Lefler and Loretta A. (unknown).

3. Walter Wallace Walker b.1848 Woodhouse Twp.

3. Amasa Leander Walker b.1851 Woodhouse Twp.

3. John Titus Walker b.1853 Woodhouse Twp.

3. George Alvy Walker b.1858 Woodhouse Twp.

2. Lucy Ann Walker b.1812 d.1890 m. George Cullimore b.1804 ENG d.1872

Woodhouse Twp.

George and Lucy farmed on the Walker homestead in the south part of Lot 5, Gore of Woodhouse Twp., inherited from Lucy’s father.  CEMETERY: Old Woodhouse Methodist Church Cemetery, Woodhouse Twp. 

Cullimore, Lucy Ann wife of George Cullimore died Feb.3, 1890 aged 77y 5m

18d.

Cullimore, George died Apr.27, 1872 aged 68y.

Cullimore, Isaac son of Goerge and Lucy died Mar. 31, 1864 aged 19.

Cullimore, Walter P. son of George and Lucy died Dec. 31, 1873 aged 25.

Cullimore, Julia A. died Oct. 28,1875 aged 25.

Children are:

3. Joseph W. Cullimore b.1829 d.1885 1st m.1865, Mary Marshall b.1828 ENG d.1879. Joseph 2nd m. Flora Culver b.1844 Woodhouse Twp. d.1932. 

**Mary was the daughter of John Marshall and Tabitha (unknown).

**Flora was the daughter of Adam Culver and Nancy Leach. 

They were buried in Old Woodhouse Methodist Church Cemetery, Woodhouse

Twp. Joseph succeeded to the Joseph Walker homestead in the south half of

Lot 5, Gore of Woodhouse Twp. He was listed there with his father in the

1867 Gazetteer and named on the lot on the 1877 Historical Atlas map.8,11

Flora was recorded as a widow in the 1901 Census of Woodhouse Twp.

Child of Joseph and Mary:

4. Joseph Walker Cullimore b.1867 d.1935.

Child of Joseph and Flora:

4. John Adam Cullimore b.1885 d.1970 m. Maud Elizabeth Horn b.1887 d.1939.

3. Collin Cullimore b.1832

3. John Cullimore b.1836

3. Abi Cullimore b.1841 m.1865 Woodhouse Twp., Benjamin Butler b.abt.1842.

 

**Benjamin was the son of Richard Butler and Mary (unknown).

3. Isaac Cullimore b.1844 d.1864.

3. Walter Peter Cullimore b.1848 d.1873.

3. Julia A. Cullimore b.1853 d.1875.

 

2. Isaac J. Walker b.1815 d.1896 Barry Co., MI 1st m.1835, Margaret Louisa Disbrow b.1818. Isaac 2nd m.1844 Steuben Co., IN, Betsey Pierson. Isaac 3rd m. Lena (unknown). Isaac 4th m.1851 Genesee Co., MI Harriet Sines.  **Margaret was the daughter of Jacob C. Disbrow and Anna Jolly. 

In 1840, Isaac inherited from his father the north half of Lot 12,

Concession 3, Woodhouse Twp. On 1 Mar 1842, Isaac and his wife Margaret

sold this property. On 24 May 1842, Isaac Walker and Thomas Matthews

purchased land at Pleasant Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana near the town of

Angola. They moved to Vienna Twp., Genesee Co., Michigan where Isaac was

recorded in the 1850 Census. His disability discharge from the Army in the

Civil War stated his birthplace was New York. Isaac was buried in

Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Barry Co., MI.

Children of Isaac and Margaret:

3. Charles Gilbert Walker b.1836

3. Russell L. Walker b.abt.1837

3. Charlotte Matilda Walker b.1840

3. Isaac James Walker b.abt.1841

 

2. Amia (Amy) Walker b.abt.1816 d.1873 m.1831, John Kniffen b.abt.1809.

**John was the son of George Kniffen and Elizabeth (unknown).

Amy was buried in Old Woodhouse Methodist Church Cemetery, Woodhouse Twp.

2. Lavina Walker b.1817 d.bef.1864 m.1832, Samuel T. Bowlby b.1810 d.

1887.

**Samuel was the son of John Bowlby and Rachel Smith.

2. William H. Walker b.1828 1st m.1848, Deborah Ann Mattice b.1827

Etobicoke, York Co. Deborah 2nd m.1859, William Stewart b.1823 Woodhouse Twp. William H. Walker 2nd m. Eliza A. (unknown). 

**Deborah was the daughter of William Mattice and Margaret Salmon.

**William was the son of John Stewart and Elizabeth (unknown). 

William and Deborah farmed in the west half of Lot 12, Concession 4,

Woodhouse Twp. near her grandfather William who was in the east half of

Lot 13, Concession 4. The Walker farm was located between the Lynn Valley

and DeCou Roads north of Port Dover. William and Deborah divorced and each

remarried. William and Eliza moved to Frankville Twp., Winneshiek County,

Iowa. They were recorded in the 1860 Census of Frankville Twp. IA.

DANIEL WALKER FAMILY:

Ontario

1. Daniel Walker Sr. b.1706 Rehboth, Mass. 1st m. Mary Perry. 2nd m. Sarah (unknown).

Children:

2. Gideon Walker

2. Daniel Walker Jr. b.1734-36 Rutland Co, VT. d.1777 Ontario 1st m.1756, Jerusha Bates d.abt.1757 2nd m.1757, Mary Young.  Daniel Walker’s second wife, Mary Young, was an English woman, by whose influence he espoused the side of the British in the Revolutionary War. In Claredon, Vermont, the Committee of Safety, of which his brother Gideon Walker was a member, notified Daniel, that because of his support of the Crown, if he was found off his farm, he would be declared an outlaw.  Daniel, with five other Tory men, started for Canada immediately, his family soon followed him to Ernestown, Addington Co., Ontario before 1795. 

He was considered a very eccentric man. He said his children’s names

should all start with W.

Child with Jerusha:

3. Jerusha Walker b.1757 Children with Mary:

3. William Walker b.1758

3. Weeden (Wheedon) Walker b.1762 m. Sarah Irish

3. Waite Walker b.1765

3. Esther Walker b.1768 m. Solomon Balland

3. Mary Walker b.1770 m. Bruin Hough

3. Daniel Walker III b.1772 m. Mary Powell Children are:

4. John Walker b.1798 m. Eve Davy

John and Eve settled in Portland and Logorough Twp., Frontenac Co.,

Ontario Children are:

5. Jemima Walker b.1818

5. Sarah Walker b.1821

5. William Walker b.1828

5. Charles Walker b.1830

5. John Davy Walker b.1832

5. Aaron (Arin) Walker b.1835

5. Samuel Walker

5. Anne Walker b.

5. David J. Walker b.1842

4. Susannah Walker b. m. John Farewell

4. Christopher Walker b.

4. Jacob Walker b. m. Phillipa Story

** Phillipa was the daughter of F. Thomas Story

3. Joshuah Walker

Joshuah settled Sheffield Twp.

 

WALKERS IN VERMONT

ASA WALKER FAMILY:

Memoria of the “Walkers of Old Plymouth Colony” by J.B.R. Walker A.M.

1861.

Asa Walker b.1772 d.1845 Lenox NY 1st m.1794 in Claredon, VT, Sibilla

Cushman b.1776 d.1811 in Clardon, VT. 2nd m.1812, Rebecca (Trask) Brink

b.1772 d.1851 Lenox, NY

** Asa was the son of Ichabod Walker of Postdam, NY

Asa Walker was the second son of fourteen children. He and Sibilla were

both Baptists. Asa was a carpenter and removed from Claredon VT to Lenox,

NY Oct 1814.

Children of Asa and Sibilla are:

Hannah Walker b.1795 d.1843 m.1814, Simon Cook of Wallingford, VT.

Hannah and Simon had eleven children.

Lavina Walker b.1798 d.1847 m.1814, Harry Boardman of Burlington VT.

Lavina and Harry had nine children of whom four survived her. 

Laura Walker b.1799 d.1852 in Plainfield IL m. Nathan Farr of Oneida Co.,

NY.

Laura and Nathan had six children.

Lois Walker b.1801 in Hindsburg VT m.1817, Noah Stevens of Lenox, NY.

Lois and Noah had ten children.

Alvin Walker b.1802 m.abt.1825 Lucy Gray

Alvin and Lucy had five children.

Asa Walker Jr. b.1804 d.1813

Luther Bingham Walker b.1806 in Claredon Vt m. 1825, Joanna Francis of

Lenox NY.

Luther and Joanna had four children.

Sibbilla Walker b.1808 d.1857 m.1829, David W. Bangs

Sibilla and David had six children.

Ethiel Cushman Walker b.1810 m. Nancy Rose of Lenox NY.

Ethiel and Nancy had nine children.

Children of Asa and Rebecca:

Minerva Walker b.1812 d.1813

Asa L. Walker b.1814 d.1853 m.1835, Nancy Jackson.

Asa and Nancy had three children.

Urial Walker b.1818 m.1836, Mehitable Dessmore

Urial and Mehitable had four children.

 

 

WALKERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA

THOMAS WALKER FAMILY:

1. Thomas Walker b.abt.1751 d.1815 m. Mary (unknown).  Thomas arrived in 1771 from Ireland, he selected his land in South Carolina and had it surveyed by 1772 but it wasn’t certified till 1773. 

Thomas settled in South Carolina close to an area called “Ninety Six” on

Cuffeetown Creek by other Walkers listed below:

1. John Walker Jr. and Isabel Walker names appear first on the land records, each being granted a bounty in 1767.  2. Francis and James Walker had their land surveyed and filed by 1786. 

3. John and William Walker received their land around surveyed and filed 1786.

All of the Thomas Walker’s land adjoined one or more of the other Walker lands listed above, leading one to believe they were all related. Thomas was a successful farmer till the Revolutionary War. In 1775, the first SC casualties of the war were sustained through a clash of forces at Ninety Six Courthouse between Whig and Tory forces, the Whigs prevailed. There is no records of what if any roll Thomas played during this battle, but it is believed he was with the Tories. In Thomas Walker’s claim to the British Commission, he states he “joined the British after Charleston was taken”. 

The pay records confirm he served during the periods of 6-14-1780 to

12-3-1780 and 12-7-1781 to 3-5-1782. Thomas Walker fled alone first

heading to New Brunswick, Can. and abandoned his lands in SC after

1782-84. His wife, Mary, and five children traveled by night and rested by

day. Before Thomas joined them on the trail one child had died. Another

child died on the journey to St. John’s. Thomas and Mary had other

children after their arrival in New Brunswick. All the children grew up

and had homes near their parents in New Brunswick except one who moved to

Michigan.

The memorial of Col. John Hamilton of the SC Militia, 96th District, 3-22-1784 is quoted: “Shewethy, that the said Thomas Walker hath be personally known to you Memorialists these eight years and upwards, that he always supported an unblemished character and zealously attached to his Majesty and the British Government. That his exertions as a Private in you Memorialists Regiment of Militia were at all times used to promote the good of the service. That in consequence thereof he became obnoxious to those who were disaffected to the British Government. That he was obliged to abandon a good living (well known to you memorialists) and seek refuge within the British lines. His family were in a short time driven from him, deprived of every neccessary except part of their clothing. That you memorialists left the said Thomas Walker and family, the fifth of last at the river St. John in such straiten’d Circumstances as rendered his laying claim in person utterly impossible; Nevertheless, your memorialist hopes there are now here evidence to prove the Justice of said Walker claim.”

Thomas Walker was first granted a town lot in Parrtotown in 1784. In 1786,

he received land in Belleisle Bay, Springfield Parish, Kings Co. Thomas

was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church.

Children are:

2. Jane Walker b.1773 d.1859 m.aft.1786, Justus Grey b.1776.

2. John Walker b.1788 m. Mary Fairweather.

Children are:

3. Charles Walker

2. Ann Walker b.1789 d.1871 m.1815, Hector Dickie Jr. b. d.1875.

2. Mary Walker b.abt.1790 d.1822 m. Abraham Fairweather.

2. William Walker b.1792 d.1864 m.1814, Margaret Campbell d.1872.

2. Margaret Walker b.abt.1793 m. John Nice.

 

OTHER WALKERS OF NORTH CAROLINA

PHILLIP WALKER, Sr. FAMILY

My oldest know ancestor was Phillip Walker, Sr. who was born abt 1736 and died in Orange County, NC in 1826 leaving a will naming his children but not his wife who had apparently preceded him in death. My direct ancestor 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.

While in North Carolina, 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 later passed on to

sons Alexander and James in Phillip Walker, Sr. will in 1826, with

Alexander receiving the largest part, which later at his death 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:

1. Alexander Walker (abt 1765-1835) death in Orange County, NC leaving a will naming brothers and brother in law. 

2. Counley (Conley, Connally) Walker (28 Oct 1768 -25 Oct 1845) death in Orange County, NC leaving a will naming his wife and children.  3. 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.  4. Mary Walker (abt 1775 - after 1850) married Samuel Crawford, some of her descendants moved to Fayette County, TN and still live there.  5. John Walker (abt 1776 - death date unknown) but was still living in 1845) at the time of the death of his brother Alexander.  6. Phillip Walker, Jr. (12 Oct 1780 - 9 Apr 1858) died in Henderson County, TN (place of birth named in 1850 census as PA).  7. James Walker (19 Jun 1785 - 19 Jun 1853) died in Alamance County, NC, buried in Union Ridge Cemetery, Alamance County. 

8. 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.

My great-great-grandfather was Phillip Walker, Jr. who married Rebecca

King in Orange County in 1816. This was where all their children including

my Great-grandfather Ezekiah Walker were born before the family moved to

Henderson County TN in the mid 1830’s. My great-grandfather Ezekiah

married Cathrine McCall and one of their sons, Grandville Walker, married

Isabelle Rushing and were my grandparents and one of their sons, Lucian

Walker, married Ida Anderson and were my parents.

Contributed by:

David Walker

**NOTE: If you have information to share about this family please contact

David Walker at davwal@aeneas.net

WILLIAM WALKER FAMILY

William Walker b. d.1769 in Orange Co., NC. m. (unknown).  There is little information on William Walker. He own property on Hogans Creek. Hogans Creek is in Rockingham County, NC, and flows in a northeasterly direction through that county and Caswell County until it empties into the Dan River. That area is on the far western edge of Orange County as it existed in 1769. Walker also named, as his executor, John Robertson, whose name matches that of a man known to have lived on Country Line Creek since 1761. What this means is that Walker lived in an area that today is the southeastern corner of Rockingham County. 

WILL OF WILLIAM WALKER 1769 ORANGE CO NC WILL BOOK A pp101-102

[p101]

IN THE NAME OF GOOD AMEN the 24th Day of March / 1769 I William Walker of

the County of Orange Yeom: Being Weak of Body / but in perfect mind and

memory thanks be given to God therefore Calling to / Mind the Mortality of

my Body Knowing that it is appointed for all / men once to Die do make and

ordain this my last Will and Testament / that is to say Principally, and

first of all I give & Recomend my Soul / into the hands of God that give

it, and as for my Body I recomend it to / the Earth to be Buried in a

Christian Like and Decent Manner to the / Discreation of my Executors,

Nothing Doubting But the General Resurrec- / tion I shall receive the Same

again By the Almighty Power of God / and as touching such worldly Estate

wherewith it hath pleased God / to bless me with in this Life, I devise

give and Bequeath and dispose / of the same in the following manner and

form, it is my Will and / I do Order that in the first Place all my Just

Debts and funeral Charges / be paid and Satisfied, And I do Order that

John Robertson and John / Corry shall be my Executors ~~~~~~~~~~~ /

Item I do Give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife the thord of all my /

Estate which is a mear and a Cow for a Shot [Shoat?] I have None ~~~~ /

Item I do give to my well beloved Son James Walker Two Dollars. /

Item I do give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Walker / Ten

Pounds he Received in Pensalvania and Twenty Pounds in / North Carolina

and what Cattel he Received ~~~~~~~ /

Item I do give and bequeath to my well beloved sons William / Abraham &

Alexand Equal divide of all the Money and Chattles / att my Decease the

place that William Lived on is his one only / The one half of the said

Tract the East end belongeth to Abraham / and the tract on Hogan’s Creek

Belongeth to Alexander ~ /

William W Walker

John Correy (Jur.) his mark

Shusana T Correy her mark

[p102]

Orange County July Court 1769

The Execution of the within Will is Proved in Open Court by John Corry one

of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto, and Ordered to be Recorded.

Test P. Nash

 

WALKERS IN MAINE

This is information on a Walker family that I found while researching my

Walkers on a trip to Maine. This information was gathered from the books

“A History of the Town of Peru, Maine” by Mary Searle Vaughn, “Old Kittery

and her Families”, Maine Revolutionary War records, Maine state archives

and Peru Cemetery in Peru, Maine.

JOHN WALKER FAMILY

1. John Walker m. Elizabeth (unknown).

Known Children are:

2. William Walker I b.abt.1695 Newlington, NH 1st m.1723-4, Deborah Berry d.bef.1742 2nd m.1742-43, Mehitable Fabyan.

Children of William and Deborah are:

3. Charles Walker b.1725

3. William Walker II b.1727

3. George Walker b.bef.1730

3. Mary Walker b.1730

3. Elizabeth Walker b.1731-2

3. Miriam Walker b.1733

3. George Walker b.1734 Kittery,ME d.bef.1802 Falmouth, ME m.1754

Kittery,ME, Elizabeth Snow b.1734 Kittery,ME

Children are:

4. William Walker Sr. b.1755 in Kittery,ME d.1833 Peru, ME m.1783, Sybil

Staples b.1764 d.1849 Peru, ME

Children are:

5. Hezekiah Walker b.1784 d.1848 in Peru,ME m. Dorcas Hobbs. No issue.

5. Susannah Walker b.1785 d.1853 m. Jedediah White b.abt.1783 d.1859.

5. George Walker b.1786 d.1866 Peru,ME m.1811, Melinda Holman b.1788

d.1879

5.    Sally Walker b.1788 m. Josiah Hobbs.

5.    William Walker Jr b.1790 d. 1st m.1811, Mary Knight b.1799 d.1819. 2nd m. Mercy Chase b.1792 d.1877.

Children are:

6.    Winslow walker b.1811

6.    Daniel Walker b.1817 d.1854 m.1846, Sabrina Robinson d.1909.

6.    Martha Walker b.1819 d.1877 m.1853, Orin Reynolds.

Children of 2nd marriage to Mercy Chase:

6.    William Haskell b.1824 d.1906 m. Mrs Sabrina Walker “widow” d.1909.

6.    Amanda M. Walker b.1829 d.1890 m. Orin Reynolds as his third wife.

6.    Delia Walker b.1834 d.1906 1st m.1863, Gilbert Eustis d.1866. Daughter died young. 2nd m. Amos Harlow d.1896, as his second wife.

5.    Nathan Walker b.1792 d.1863 m. Fannie Torrey.

5.    Sibyl Walker b.1794 d.1816 m. Enoch Perkins

5.    Rebecca Walker b.1795 m.1815, William Kyle.

5.    Charity Walker b.1797 m.1815, Amos Kyle.

5.    Mary Walker b.1800 d.1842 m. Edsel Grover.

5.    Samuel Walker b.1805 d.1881 1st m.1831, Mary N. Kyle d.1837. 2nd m.aft.1837, Rachel H. Nash b.1807 d.1900.

5.    Eliza S. Walker b.1808 d.1849 m.1825, Joseph Ricker d.1845.

4.    Susanna Walker b.1757 d.1773

4.    Charles Walker b.1759 Kittery,ME d.1843 m.1782, Eunice Berry.

4.    Betty Walker b.1761 d.1823

4.    John Walker b.1764

4.    Molly Walker b.1765 d.1843

4.    George Walker b.1768

4.    Rebecca Walker b.1771

3.    Mary Walker b.1736

3.    Miriam Walker b.1737 Children of William I and Mehitable are:

3.    Deborah Walker b.1742

3.    John Walker b.1743

**NOTE: I have a few further details on this Maine Walker line, click on

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OTHER WALKERS IN MICHIGAN:

JOHN T. WALKER FAMILY

John T. Walker b.1796 d.1871 in Eaton Rapids, MI. John T. Walker’s father was Matthew P. Walker b.abt.1776, was a native of Maryland, moved to Pennsylvania, then Ohio and finally to Calhoun Co., Michigan in 1868. 

Susan was a native of Pennylvannia. Matthew and Susan Walker had eleven

children. Matthew Walker’s father was John Walker, a Revolutionary War

soldier, however very little is known of him. John T. Walker was married

twice. First in 1848, to Mary A. Lewis d.1861, a native of NY.

Children of John and Mary are:

Charles E. Walker

Albert N. Walker

Horace J. Walker

Amelia M. Walker

Edgar E. Walker

Mary E. Walker

John T. Walker second married in 1863, Emily M. (Fox) Ferguson b.1826

Conn. Emily was first married to Benjamin Ferguson who died in 1855 in

Ohio.

Benjamin Ferguson and Emily had three children:

Ira N. Ferguson

Albert W. Ferguson

Daniel Ferguson

John T. Walker and Emily Ferguson had one known child:

Albert T. Walker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR WALKER FAMILY’S LANDS AND PLACES

GRIMSBY, CLINTON AND NORFOLK COUNTIES, ONTARIO, CANADA: Around 1794, William Walker Sr., with his wife Sarah, nine of their children, David and Elizabeth Palmer’s family, and the widow Margaret McCool’s family came to Grimsby and Clinton Twps, Lincoln County, Ontario. In his petition for land dated July 10, 1794, William states he was in the army of Lord Cornwallis and that he has just arrived with his family, four of which are men able to bear arms, from North Carolina. He further states he has suffered everything but death by the American Revolution. He had property in eight hundred acres of land taken from him and sold by the rebels. 

William further pledges he faithfully adhered to the British Government

and can procure witnesses of his loyalty. He requested an allotment of

land adequate to his family and asked that his long travel, nearly one

thousand miles be considered.

On July 12, 1796, William states that he has received for himself and

family, consisting of a wife and nine children, twelve hundred acres,

Grant No. 139, and praying for additional lands at the Long Point

Settlement. The land granted to William Walker Sr. was located in Grimsby

Township Lots 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, Con VII. Later the map of Clinton

Township, shows William Walker Sr. had also received Lots 19 & 20, Con. B,

F, and I on the shore of Lake Ontario, where he and his family lived until

his death in 1819. This land was at the end of “The Thirty Road”, which at

that time was known as “The Harbour”, a port of call for lakeboats for

many years. William Walker Sr., a Loyalist from North Carolina, is

credited with having been Clinton Township’s first settler. He was active

in the social and business life of both Clinton and Grimsby Townships. In

1804, William was recorded as one of five “Freeholders” to choose two

representatives of the district to run for members of the Assembly of

Upper Canada and his name was on the voters list of 1812, 1816, and on all

subscription lists for the building of the first church in Grimsby

township.

In 1796, the following of William’s children were granted their own lots

in Townsend Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario (Long Point Settlement) with their

families and had cleared over ten acres:

1.    John Walker requested Lot 2, Con 8 in Townsend Twp. He cleared over ten acres while awaiting verification of his land petition which was granted in 1799. In 1801, John Walker sold to Fredrick Sovereen two hundred acres 2/8 To. and in 1806, John sold Lots 9 & 10, Con 12 in Grimsby Twp. to

Robert Nelles.

2.    William Walker Jr requested and received a land grant in 1796 for Lot 1, Con 9 Townsend Twp. William’s brother Ralph had petitioned for Lot 8, Con 7 in 1796. There was however some dispute of ownership and it was determined that Calven Cooley was owner. In 1797, the land was prized by Robert Averill who valued it at nine dollars after William had shown he had done substantial work on the lot. Calven Cooley agreed to the price and quit all right and title to Lot 8, Con 7. In 1799, William requested a lease on Lot 2 Con 9 in Townsend Twp. In 1810, his wife Margaret received her own grant as a daughter of the U.E. Loyalist, Archibald McCool. Her two hundred acres of land were located in Walsingham. Other land transactions for William and Margaret: 1811 to Benjamin Collver two hundred acres 1/9 To, 1811 from William McCool one hundred acres SHf5/9, 1811 from Joseph McCool one hundred acres NHf6/9, 1811 from Joseph McCool one hundred acres SHf6/9, 1811 to John Barber one hundred acres SHf5/9 and one hundred acres SHf6/9, 1811 from John Barber in all sixty three acres Pf5&6/9, 1813 from John Singer two hundred acres 15/7 Wo, and 1813 to

Ezekiel Foster two hundred acres 15/7 Wo.

3.    Ralph Walker Sr. requested Lot 8 Con 7 in Norfolk Co., which he let his brother William take over. Ralph Sr. received a Crown Grant of 200 acres of land in Grimsby Twp., Lot 16 Con III, on top of the escarpment which

later was known as “Fair View”.

4.    Isaac Walker requested Lot 8 Con 8 Townsend Twp. in 1796. However in 1797, Paul Averill ascertained Lot 8 Con 8 had been requested by Isaac Petitt as well. Mr. Averill recognized Isaac Walker as the first improver and had the best right to it. The claim of Isaac Petitt was annulled. 

Other land transactions: In 1800 Ancaster Twp., 8/8 to (878), in 1803 to

Job Slaght two hundred acres 8/8 To. Isaac’s name was on the voter’s list

in 1808 on Lot 36 in Ancaster Twp.

In the years 1861 through 1890, several of the children of those named

above moved their families to Kent, Montcalm, Ionia, and Saginaw Counties,

Michigan.

I am working on transcribing the “Map of the County of Norfolk. Canada West.”, published by George C. Tremaine, Kingston, C.W., 1856. The map is engraved by D. and J. McLellan, New York City from drawings by Walsh and Mercer, P. L.Srs., Simcoe, with drawings and engraved views of homes and land plot ownership by George C. Tremaine.

DRAWINGS OF HOUSES AND BUSINESSES AROUND THE BORDER OF THE MAP:

1.    Norfolk House, Simcoe, by Mead and Browne, The Property of A. Walsh Esq.

2.    Residence of Abner Owen Esq., Woodhouse.

3.    Residence of James G. Wilson, Simcoe.

4.    Residence of George W. Kent, Simcoe.

5.    Residence of (?) Campbell Esq., Simcoe.

6.    Residence of Walker Powell Esq., Port Dover.

7.    Residence of Alfred Owens Esq., Woodhouse.

8.    Norfolk County Court House and Jail.

9.    Residence of John A. Axford, Woodhouse.

10.  Residence of Richard Mead Esq., Woodhouse.

11.  Dr. Merritt, Waterford.

12.  Dealers in General Groceries, Wines, Liquors and Crockery, corner of Norfolk St., Simcoe.

13.  Residence of James Walker Esq., Woodhouse.

14.  Powell’s Block, (no town named).

15.  Residence of James W. Ritchie Esq., Simcoe.

16.  Wilson Brothers & Co., Norfolk St., Simcoe.

17.  Rowan Mills, Walsingham, Farmer and de Blaquiere, Proprietor.

18.  Residence of Thos. Walsh, Simcoe.

19.  Residence of James L. Green Esq., Waterford.

20.  Residence of Peter O’Carr Esq., Townsend.

21.  Residence of Mrs. Powell, Port Dover.

22.  New Mills, Ritchie, Ford & Co., Simcoe.

23.  General Store, Bowan Mills, by Wyld and Forsyth, Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware & Crockery.

24.  Residence of Mrs. Marr, Woodhouse.

25.  Stearn’s Hotel and Stearn’s Stable, Port Rowan.

26.  Residence of E. Bingham Esq., Walsingham.

27.  Lynn Grove Academy. 4th Con, Windham, Horatio S. Courtland, Proprietor.

28.  Residence of Andrew Lees C.E. Port Dover.

 

LIST OF THE NAMES, PROFESSIONS AND RESIDENCES OF THE SUBSCRIBERS FOR THE

MAP OF NORFOLK COUNTY.

1.    Wm. Salmon, County Judge, Simcoe.

2.    H.V.A. Rapelje, High Sheriff, Simcoe.

3.    Wm. M. Wilson, Clerk of the Peace, Simcoe.

4.    S.J. Fuller, County Clerk, Simcoe.

5.    A. Walsh, Dep. County Register, Simcoe.

6.    Henry Graff, County Treasurer, Simcoe.

7.    A.B. Rapelje, Dep. Clerk of the Crown.

8.    Wm. B. Ozbourn, Jailor, Simcoe.

MINISTERS-

1.    Rev. F. Evans, Simcoe.

2.    Rev. Geo. Bell, Simcoe.

3.    Rev. Geo. Salmon, Simcoe.

4.    Rev. Samuel Harris, Simcoe.

5.    Rev. Abram Ausun, Woodhouse.

6.    Rev. Geo. J. Ryerse, Pt. Ryerse.

7.    Rev. Mr. Slaght, Townsend.

8.    Rev. Isaac Crane, Fredrickburgh.

9.    Rev. William Wood, St. Williams.

LAWYERS-

1.    Wilson and Osbourne Barrister & c., Simcoe.

2.    M.H. Foley, Simcoe.

3.    G.B. VanNorman, Simcoe.

4.    G.F. Stanton, Simcoe.

PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS-

1.    Charles Wm. Covernton, MD, Simcoe.

2.    Henry Crouse, MD, Simcoe.

3.    John Clarke, MD, Simcoe.

4.    G.M. Salmon, MD, Simcoe.

5.    David Duncombe, MD, Waterford.

6.    J.A. Merritt, MD, Waterford.

7.    Alfred Bowlby, MD, Waterford.

8.    Charles Seagar, MD, Port Dover.

9.    E.W. Gates, MD, Fredricksburgh.

10.  J.R. Graham, MD, Vittoria.

11.  Daniel Wiers, Botanie, Colborne.

12.  John Phelan, MD, Port Rowan.

GENERAL MERCHANTS-

1.    Ritchie, Ford & Co., Simcoe.

2.    Wilson Brothers & Co., Simcoe.

3.    J.A. Lyons, Simcoe.

4.    P.S. Stewart. Simcoe.

5.    Salmon and Ansley, Simcoe.

6.    Amos G. Merrill, Simcoe.

7.    L.G. Sovereen, Simcoe.

8.    J.M. Ross & Co., Simcoe.

9.    Wallace and Jones, Simcoe.

10.  Edwin Powell & Co., Port Dover.

11.  Boss & Evans, Port Dover.

12.  Norman B. Shofield, Port Dover.

13.  James Riddell, Port Dover.

14.  Wm. Inman, Port Dover.

15.  W.H. Ryerse, P.M., Port Ryerse.

16.  E. Matthews (retired), Port Ryerse.

 

TOWNSHIPS-

1.    Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County.

The Cons run from east to west, the Lots are mostly rectangle running

north and south. I will be including town names and other landmarks in the

Lot or Lots where they occur.

CON I

Lot 1 David Price, A.M., and D. Stackhouse.

Lot 2 D. Stackhouse and Mary Colwell.

Lot 3 B. Tisdale, W. Ferry, E. Kern and J. Slaght.

Lot 4 J.M. Smith and Issac Graham.

Lot 5 E.M. Ryerson.

Lot 6 A.P., P.F. and Estate of W.B.

Lot 7 Wm. Liftus, D.W.B. and J.B. Smith.

Lot 8 J.B. Smith and L. Keen.

Lot 9 J. Schram, J. Jennings and Titus Finch.

Lot 10 J. Schram, Jonas Finch, B. Finch and J. Yeomans.

Lot 11 J. Spencer, (?) Woodward and J. Brying.

Lot 12 F.L. Walsh and Jonas VanNorman.

Lot 13 (?) Terlaine, F.L. Walsh and A. Jewell.

Lot 14 Wm. Guyler and Wm. Ollives.

Lot 15 B. Tisdale and Mrs. Johnson.

Lot 16 Ch. Oaks and H. McKempt.

Lot 17 H. Cornell and Jos. Tisdale Esq.

Lot 18 Jos. Tisdale Esq. and H. Overholt.

Lot 19 Mrs. Chadwick and D. Fisher Esq.

Lot 20 J. Bonser, N. Montross and R. Montross.

Lot 21 Jos. Chadwick and Jos. Tweedale.

Lot 22 L.G. Mitchell and E. Winters.

Lot 23 L.G. Mitchell and E. Mitchell.

Lot 24 H. Oaks and A. Stickney.

 

CON II

Lot 1 P.P. Price and D. Procks.

Lot 2 Sam. Johnson, J.B.H. and T. Price.

Lot 3 C. Hunter.

Lot 4 T.C. Street and Hay Lands.

Lot 5 Thos. Bays.

Lot 6 Jos. Baker and John Peters.

Lot 7 A. Leam, B.P. and D. Bissette.

Lot 8 Benj. Pamerton.

Lot 9 M.S. Dolan and John Schram.

Lot 10 Mrs. Jewell.

Lot 11 W. Ward and F.L. Walsh Esq.

Lot 12 Jas. Moore and F.L.W.

Lot 13 A. Toms and (can’t read).

Lot 14 D. Bumwart.

Lot 15 Wm. Dolye and H. Oaks.

Lot 16 Col. W. Anderson and R. Oaks.

Lot 17 J. Wood Esq.

Lot 18 J. Wood Esq. and O. Cornell.

Lot 19 J. Wood Esq. and T. Chadwich.

Lot 20 O. Mabee and D. Hagar.

Lot 21 P. Terhune.

Lot 22 Late J. Hooker and L. Mitchell

Lot 23 L. Mitchell and E.M. Ryerse.

Lot 24 Geo. Ryerse.

 

CON III

Lot 1 A. Huses.

Lot 2 Wm. Cope.

Lot 3 T.C. Street and P.& R.

Lot 4 Canada Co., J. Lung and G. Wedge.

Lot 5 T.C.S., P.& R. and Ch. Lynn.

Lot 6 W. Guyler, H. Oaks and Geo. Wright.

Lot 7 Col. Anderson, E.L. Potts and J. Wood.

Lot 8 J. Walsh and F. Birdsell.

Lot 9 D. Bumwart.

Lot 10 A. Bryning, J. Henry and E. Ward.

Lot 11 Joel Davis and A. Toms.

Lot 12 J. Walsh, A. Andrews, J. Cromwell and E. Birdsell.

Lot 13 J. Miller and John Walsh.

Lot 14 W. Russell, J. Oaks and R. Havens.

Lot 15 W. Cowan and Col. Wm. Anderson.

Lot 16 E.L.P. and Col. Wm. Anderson.

Lot 17 E.L. Potts and Wm. Oaks.

Lot 18 E.L. Potts.

Lot 19 O. Mabee, W. Fich and P.W. Rapeljee.

Lot 20 P.W.R. and F.L. Walsh Esq. (Town of Kittoria).

Lot 21 J. Ross and P. Terhune.

Lot 22 H. Anderson and Ch. Gustin.

Lot 23 Mrs. Teeple.

Lot 24 A. Scott and H. Church.

 

CON IV

Lot 1 C.P. Williams.

Lot 2 B. Craygen and C.P. Williams.

Lot 3 C.P. Williams.

Lot 4 B.A. Colbourne and J. Moore.

Lot 5 Canada Co.

Lot 6 M.C. and Hay Land.

Lot 7 E.L. Potts, W. Doyle and A. McL.

Lot 8 Thos. Mitchell, B. Munro and W. Oaks.

Lot 9 J. Thomas, R. Havens and B. Havens.

Lot 10 W. Kanoff.

Lot 11 J. Cromwell and John Spencer.

Lot 12 J. Cromwell, A.B.W., E.L. Walsh and W. Ward.

Lot 13 D.B. Smith and J. Miller.

Lot 14 C. Monro and R. Monro.

Lot 15 Wm. Cowan Jr.

Lot 16 W. Cowan Sr.

Lot 17 D. McColl.

Lot 18 J. McCall and S. McCall.

Lot 19 W. Finch and O. Mabee.

Lot 20 Miss Anderson.

Lot 21 Jos. Tisdale.

Lot 22 H. Mabee.

Lot 23 Geo. Jones.

Lot 24 J. Covernton Esq. and R. Gilbert.

 

CON V

Lot 1 C.P. Williams.

Lot 2 P.E. Young and J. Mahon.

Lot 3 W. Monro, A. Monro and D. Monro.

Lot 4 Miss Jennings, J.C. Hall, J. Butler and J. Tuttle.

Lot 5 T.C.S. and P.& R.

Lot 6 T.C. Street.

Lot 7 J. Usher.

Lot 8 T.C. Street.

Lot 9 Wm. Finch and J. Finch.

Lot 10 Hy. Palmerton.

Lot 11 J. Card, D. Walsh and A. Walsh.

Lot 12 A. Oren, F. Walsh and A.M. Walsh.

Lot 13 Miss Fairchilds, O. McCall and S. McCall.

Lot 14 P. Mabee and Thos. Mitchell.

Lot 15 J. Smith and S. Smith.

Lot 16 B. Shearer and John Anderson.

Lot 17 G. Mabee and O. Mabee.

Lot 18 E. Tisdale.

Lot 19 A. Terhune and Mrs. Wells.

Lot 20 D. Shearer.

Lot 21 Hy. Anderson Esq.

Lot 22 Sam. Smith.

Lot 23 Capt. D. McCall.

Lot 24 A.W. Smith.

 

CON VI

Lot 1 T.C. Street.

Lot 2 T.C. Street.

Lot 3 Clergy Reserve.

Lot 4 Asa Walker.

Lot 5 D. McCall.

Lot 6 T.C. and Hay Land.

Lot 7 T.C. and Hay Land.

Lot 8 T.C. and Hay Land.

Lot 9 J. Smith, A. Smith, J. Miller and (can’t read).

Lot 10 Wm. Finch and D. Walsh.

Lot 11 D.W. McCall, D.W. and W.P.

Lot 12 A. Owen Jr.

Lot 13 H. Palmerton.

Lot 14 B. Palmerton.

Lot 15 W. Thorold and F. Thorold.

Lot 16 G. Shearer.

Lot 17 R.N. Shearer and J. McCall.

Lot 18 J. McCall and E. McCall.

Lot 19 A. Terhune.

Lot 20 Jo. Kitchen.

Lot 21 G. Shearer.

Lot 22 Wm. McCall.

Lot 23 Wm. McCall.

Lot 24 Capt. D. McCall.

 

CON VII

Lot 1 R. Winters and R. Kitchen.

Lot 2 A. Holiday and J. Hudson.

Lot 3 J. Losie.

Lot 4 S.& A. Montgomery and Canada Co.

Lot 5 H. Pollock and W. Stratton.

Lot 6 D. Dishrow, G. Mabee and W. Cowan.

Lot 7 T.C. Street and P.& R.

Lot 8 P.& Ranolds.

Lot 9 W. Edmund, D. Rutherford and B. Shearer.

Lot 10 John Smith and H. Buchner.

Lot 11 W. Cowan, G. Mabee and A. Mabee.

Lot 12 W. Cowan and Wm. McCall.

Lot 13 John Thoroughgood and G. Baker.

Lot 14 John Boyd and Ja. Covernton.

Lot 15 S. McCall, W. Pilky and J. Thoroughgood.

Lot 16 J. Covernton Esq. and Geo. Jones.

Lot 17 J. Coverton, O. Mabee, G. Mabee and E. Tisdale.

Lot 18 Wm. Goodland.

Lot 19 F.H.W., W.J. McC. and Hy. Anderson.

Lot 20 J. Covernton Esq. and S. Smith.

Lot 21 J. Covernton Esq.

Lot 22 J. Culver and J. Lemon.

Lot 23 B. Howey and Wm. Moore.

Lot 24 H. Woolley and J. Decow.

 

CON VIII

Lot 1 W. Bigeraft.

Lot 2 W. Bigeraft.

Lot 3 J. Stringer.

Lot 4 A. Bowlby and Hay Land.

Lot 5 A. McIntyre and W. Smithson.

Lot 6 Harriet Mitchell.

Lot 7 S. Jones and S. Usher.

Lot 8 R. Gordon and J.W. Matthews.

Lot 9 Phillip Slaght and R. Havens.

Lot 10 J. Longtree.

Lot 11 H. Birrell.

Lot 12 Crown Lands.

Lot 13 E.J. Gundy and E. Adams.

Lot 14 T.C. Street.

Lot 15 Canada Co. and R. Powell.

Lot 16 J.M. Tisdale.

Lot 17 Clergy Reserve.

Lot 18 Geo. Dell and D.B. Dell.

Lot 19 Baldridge & Phillips.

Lot 20 H. Woolley, S. Smith and G. Shearer.

Lot 21 D.& J. Shearer, D. McCall, P. Smith and A. McCall.

Lot 22 J. Smith and J. Culver.

Lot 23 J. Shepard, J. Hambadge and P. Smith.

Lot 24 J. Wilson and D. McCall.

 

CON IX

Lot 1 (?) Williams, G. Brown and P. Lee.

Lot 2 J. Losie, J. Wait and E. Ferguson.

Lot 3 J. Losie and J. Ferguson Esq.

Lot 4 N. Massecar.

Lot 5 W. Smithson and Moff & Smoke.

Lot 6 T.C. Smith.

Lot 7 J. Birdsell.

Lot 8 Jacob Coll and Geo. Curtis.

Lot 9 S.J. Fuller and A. Fairchild.

Lot 10 F. Byer, J. Sovereen and L. Earl.

Lot 11 J. Birdwell and Canada Co.

Lot 12 J. Linsay and Dunlop Lands.

Lot 13 T.C. Street and Dunlop Lands.

Lot 14 T.C. Street and Dunlop Lands.

Lot 15 B.U. Canada.

Lot 16 Clergy Reserve.

Lot 17 G.W. Burton and D. McCall.

Lot 18 John Large.

Lot 19 Peter Misner.

Lot 20 Baldridge & Phillips.

Lot 21 J. Teeple and Kings College.

Lot 22 J. Pettit and S. Brown.

Lot 23 J. Park.

Lot 24 M. Brown and J. Wilson.

 

CON X

Lot 1 A. McEwen and A. Flemming.

Lot 2 J. Buck and Dunning.

Lot 3 W. Plumber and (can’t read).

Lot 4 W. Bennett and Wm. Floyd.

Lot 5 B. VanN., J.A. Axford, G. Rassat and (can’t read).

Lot 6 John Allgro.

Lot 7 C. Yeomans and G. Bates.

Lot 8 Wm. Dorison.

Lot 9 John Byer.

Lot 10 L. Earl and S. Synden.

Lot 11 J.B. Griffin, W. Wilson and J. Wain.

Lot 12 W.R. Read and Alfred Misner.

Lot 13 D. Allmus and John Carrow.

Lot 14 T.C. Street and Dunlop Lands.

Lot 15 Canada Co.

Lot 16 T.W.& A. Walsh Esq’s.

Lot 17 D. Campbell Esq.

Lot 18 A. Anderson and W. Wilson.

 

CON XI

Lot 1 E. Jackson, G.W. Powell and N. Bacon.

Lot 2 P. McMaster.

Lot 3 D. Tate, P. Read and P. McMaster.

Lot 4 W. Salmon and Del Willson.

Lot 5 C. Stipe.

Lot 6 Jas. Misner and Wm. Louks.

Lot 7 P.W. Wright and W. Louks.

Lot 8 T. Powell and Jas. Wilson.

Lot 9 Wm. Cowen and W. Corliss.

Lot 10 J.B. Wilson and W. Willson.

Lot 11 J. Carrow and W. Wilson.

Lot 12 W. Chipps and W. Wilson.

Lot 13 W. Wilson and J.W, McCall.

Lot 14 J.W. McCall.

Lot 15 (?) Anderson.

 

CON XII

Lot 1 T.C. Grey and E. Lee.

Lot 2 Thos. Grey and P. McMaster (Town of Lyndoch).

Lot 3 Phillips Wilson.

Lot 4 Roger Crysler Esq.

Lot 5 A. McDonald.

Lot 6 Wm. Louks and J.M.

Lot 7 A. Mills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.    Houghton Township, Norfolk County.

The Cons run from east to west, the Lots are mostly rectangle running east

and west. I will be including town names and other landmarks in the Lot or

Lots where they occur.

CON I

Lot 1 B. Francis.

Lot 2 J. Sharp and F. Ford.

Lot 3 W. Ghent.

Lot 4 F.R. & Co. and E. Spencer.

Lot 5 S. sharp and J. McMillan.

Lot 6 Ja. Heath.

Lot 7 Non Residential.

Lot 8 Non Residential.

Lot 9 T. Forsyth.

Lot 10 T. Forsyth.

Lot 11 J. Scott and Non Res.

Lot 12 J. Carter and J. Trueman.

Lot 13 Canada Co. and C. Smith.

Lot 14 W.G. Grey and P. Ball Esq.

Lot 15 Non Res., J. Rudner, S. Chapman and W. Tisdale.

Lot 16 M.D. Winens and A.W. Matthews.

Lot 17 J. Swayze and Geo. Priddle.

Lot 18 A. Harvey and G. McCloud.

Lot 19 W. Bowen and W. Rogers.

Lot 20 Mrs. Taylor and J. Carson.

Lot 21 P. House.

 

CON II

Lot 1 D.J., W.W., R. Smilley and W. Willins.

Lot 2 Non Res., G. Fick and J. Lutes.

Lot 3 E. Tudley and A. Patterson.

Lot 4 S. Francis and Thom. Brown.

Lot 5 E.E. & Co. and A. Ferguson.

Lot 6 J. Aikens.

Lot 7 Non Res. and J. White.

Lot 8 J. Dolan.

Lot 9 J. Campbell and Major Campbell.

Lot 10 B. & A. Doban.

Lot 11 J.B. Dayfoot.

Lot 12 J.B. Dayfoot.

Lot 13 J.B. Dayfoot.

Lot 14 J.B. Dayfoot.

Lot 15 Empty.

Lot 16 M.L. Winans.

Lot 17 Messrs. Priddles and C. Travis.

Lot 18 Thom. Perrin and D. Wade.

Lot 19 J. Simpkins.

 

CON III

Lot 1 R. Nelson, N. Morrill and D. Smith.

Lot 2 L. VanNorman, N.V. and B. Nisbett.

Lot 3 J. Brady and W.B. Waring.

Lot 4 D. Jackson and Canada Co.

Lot 5 P. & O.O. Chamberlain.

Lot 6 John Buchner, Gibison & W.B. Waring.

Lot 7 F.E. & Co.

Lot 8 T. Phillips and Geo. Cunningham.

Lot 9 M. Ghilliker, J. Garvan and F.E. & Co.

Lot 10 W. Wood and A. Cowell.

Lot 11 Michael Clark.

Lot 12 Jacob Burger.

Lot 13 Cyrus Smith.

Lot 14 Ja. Trueman.

Lot 15 Empty.

Lot 16 A.T. Carr and J. Robertson.

Lot 17 H. Bayley.

 

CON IV

Lot 1 R. Jewell, J. Buchner and W. Clark.

Lot 2 P.B. & Sons of T. Burner and G. Finch Jr.

Lot 3 T.C.W. and E. Churchell.

Lot 4 F.R. & Co. and F.B. Fick.

Lot 5 E.E. & Co. and W. & J.J.

Lot 6 Geo. Petitt and W. Petitt.

Lot 7 Non Res. and E.E. & Co.

Lot 8 Henry Raymond.

Lot 9 F. & DeB.

Lot 10 F. & DeB.

Lot 11 F. & DeB.

Lot 12 F. & DeB.

Lot 13 F. & DeB.

Lot 14 C. Lovelace.

Lot 15 Non Res.

 

CON V

Lot 1 J. Burgher and (?) Fuller.

Lot 2 J. Burgher.

Lot 3 J. Burgher, E. Churchell and T.C.W.

Lot 4 F.R. & Co.

Lot 5 Noak and Job Bartells.

Lot 6 G.S.P. & Co. and A. Guthrie.

Lot 7 A. & N. Hodgekiss.

Lot 8 G.S.P. & Co. and W. Bowman.

Lot 9 G.S.P. & Co. and W. Newman.

Lot 10 F. & DeB.

Lot 11 F. & DeB.

Lot 12 F. & DeB.

Lot 13 F. & DeB.

 

CON VI

Lot 1 E. Gates and J. Bingham.

Lot 2 Mrs. Secord, (?) Franklin and S. Fuller.

Lot 3 W. & J. Taylor.

Lot 4 W/ & D. Taylor and F. Bartem.

Lot 5 Mrs. Dickinson and J. Coir.

Lot 6 Stephen Clarey.

Lot 7 W.B. Waring and D. Lester.

Lot 8 A. Guthrie.

Lot 9 J. Fray and J. Camp.

Lot 10 F. & DeB.

Lot 11 F. & DeB.

 

CON VII

Lot 1 J.B. Barett and A. Misner.

Lot 2 Hy. Williams and H. Raymond.

Lot 3 J. & F. Williams and R. Parker.

Lot 4 Geo. Walker and R. Walker.

Lot 5 J. Marlett and J. & W. Taylor.

Lot 6 J.W. Ford and J. Campbell.

Lot 7 C. Dickinson.

Lot 8 R. Walker.

 

CON VIII

Lot 1 D. Miller, J. Becker and R. & A. Brown.

Lot 2 J. McDermont and Ch. Becker.

Lot 3 C. Becker and B. Mansfield.

Lot 4 M. Mansfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.    Middleton Township, Norfolk County.

This township has a rather odd layout for the Cons and Lots. There were

actually two sets of each, one starting in the middle of the township and

running southeast and the other starting in the middle of the township and

running northwest, both in a triangle shape, however only one set is

labeled Con and the Lot numbers for those not named Con start at 142. I

will be listing each separately, starting with the one running southeast

which does not have the word Con next to the rows. The ones labeled Cons

run from the middle of the township to the northwest, the Lots are mostly

rectangle running the same direction. I will be including town names and

other landmarks in the Lot or Lots where they occur.

ROW 1

Lot 142 J. Ostrander and Jo. Ostrander.

Lot 143 Isaac Ostrander.

Lot 144 David M. Hall and E. Weekes.

Lot 145 Crawford Dean and Geo. House.

Lot 146 John Mabee.

Lot 147 P. Doyle.

Lot 148 Ja. West and Jacob Mabee.

Lot 149 David Simmons and J. Ostrander.

Lot 150 John Simmons.

Lot 151 John & Elgah Rean and Wilson Clark.

Lot 152 F. Downey.

Lot 153 S. Burkhart and T.W. Walsh.

Lot 154 D. Dean, I. Dean and T.W. Walsh.

Lot 155 J. Simmons, A. VanEvery and Geo. Curtis.

Lot 156 Ja. Hillis.

Lot 157 Joel Knoll.

Lot 158 James Wiley and Hugh Bebore.

Lot 159 J. Crooks, Wm. Bebore and C.P. Williams.

Lot 160 Duncan Ray and John Ray.

Lot 161 James Standen.

Lot 162 Lewis H. Smith.

Lot 163 Lot Tisdale Sr.

Lot 164 R. Mannery and F. Twis.

Lot 165 J. McCrimmon and Wm. Reid.

Lot 166 Ja. Ryan Jr., G. Byerly and T,. Byerly.

Lot 167 Wallace Ray and Mary Ryerley.

Lot 168 Wm. Ryan.

Lot 169 Sam. Ray.

Lot 170 Sam. Ray.

Lot 171 James Hillis.

Lot 172 James Hillis.

Lot 173 Thadeus Gillet and W. Buchner.

Lot 174 W. Buchner and Henry Campbell.

Lot 175 Samuel Brown.

Lot 176 Victor Brown, Hiram Brown, S. Brown, S. Hopkins and Hy. Bartlett.

Lot 177 Henry Sovereen and John Knab.

Lot 178 Hy. Ryder and (?) Dutchman.

Lot 179 Geo. Youse, Wm. Roberts and A. Walsh.

Lot 180 R.W. McKay, J.G. Beck and John Brown.

Lot 181 J. Brown Esq., J. Mudge and T. Barber.

Lot 182 R.T. Brown.

Lot 183 Ja. Brown Esq., J.G. Herzer and Geo. Brown.

Lot 184 Geo. Voight and William Dick.

Lot 185 Wellington Eagles, S. Burtch, John Smith and Gilbert Family.

Lot 186 Wellington Eagles, John Smith and Gilbert Family.

Lot 187 P.W. Rapeljie and Gilbert Family.

Lot 188 J. Tice and W.E. Sovereen.

Lot 189 J. Tice and W.E. Sovereen. (The town of Fredricksburg is here).

 

ROW 2

Lot 143 Empty.

Lot 144 Empty.

Lot 145 W.N. Cross.

Lot 146 Canada Co.

Lot 147 Empty.

Lot 148 John Earl Jr.

Lot 149 Ja. Meed and Canada Co.

Lot 150 Henry Work and Wm. Sinclair.

Lot 151 Ja. H. Smith.

Lot 152 Wm. McKay, Matthew Phillips and J. Sweatmore.

Lot 153 Ja. Lemony, F. Boulder and Estate of Caleb Ray or Canada Co.

Lot 154 Z. Landon.

Lot 155 Hy. Kinney and Alex Murphy.

Lot 156 John Johnson and Sylvester Barton.

Lot 157 O.M. Smith, T.W. Walsh and A. Combes.

Lot 158 Peter Coukwright.

Lot 159 Canada Co.

Lot 160 Canada Co.

Lot 161 C.P. Williams.

Lot 162 Empty.

Lot 163 Canada Co.

Lot 164 C.P. Williams.

Lot 165 C.P. Williams.

Lot 166 C.P. Williams.

Lot 167 Canada Co.

Lot 168 C.P. Williams.

Lot 169 Empty.

Lot 170 Canada Co.

Lot 171 John Voit and M. Voit.

Lot 172 Cornelius Orn.

Lot 173 R. Harrison and W. (Grades?).

Lot 174 Wm. Sage and Thomas Sage.

Lot 175 Hy. Emmet, Geo. Emmet and Zeb Chillon.

Lot 176 T. Ambrust, Co. Orn and Wm. Emmons.

Lot 177 Leonard Voit, S.S. and J. Sanford.

Lot 178 Hy. Byer, Thom. Youse and John Voit.

Lot 179 Matthew Veit.

Lot 180 Leonard Clark, Tho. Youse, L. Heus and (can’t read).

Lot 181 Hy. Ryder and Martin Youse. (Town of Croton)

Lot 182 Geo. Beck and H.E. Fisher. (Town of Croton)

Lot 183 Geo. Beck, H.E. Fisher and Peter Cline.

Lot 184 Canada Co. and Peter Cline.

Lot 185 Peter Wyastt and Nelson Eagles.

Lot 186 John Rider and Nelson Eagles.

Lot 187 Peter Cline and Henry Cline.