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Descendants of James Walker


4. WILLIAM2 WALKER (JAMES1)21 was born May 12, 176622, and died March 18, 1838 in Rockingham County, NC, USA23. He married JEAN24.

Notes for W
ILLIAM WALKER:
The will of James Walker reveals two bits of information about his son, William: he was still living in July 1803 at the writing of the will and he had a son named James. Haw River Presbyterian Church cemetery has at least two gravestones bearing the name William Walker: one William was born in 1767, the other in 1766. Since the Walker pioneers William (died 1800) and James both had a son named William, it's not entirely clear which tombstone goes with which son. If the idea that families bury their dead close together is at all valid, however, then the one closer to the grave of the pioneer William (it bears only the initials W.W., the date of his death and his age at death) would likely be his son. As it turns out, the tombstone of the William born in 1767 is the closer, so we assume the other was the son of James, by default. It is not clear whether James Walker himself was buried in this cemetery, but there seems to be a general grouping of graves by family -- the William Walker grouping on one side of the trunk of a fallen tree, the James Walker descendants on the other side.

William, son of James, was likely married to Jean, the name on the grave marker immediately to the right of his.

The names of the children come from the 1844 will of Ann Walker, which lists her sisters Elizabeth, Mary and Jane Starrat and brothers Denny, James, John, Abraham and Alexander, deceased. A number of these names match gravestones at the Haw River cemetery, which are physically close to the graves of William and Jean. We can be sure that William had at least a son named James, based on the elder James' will.

Evidence from county court records strengthens the association between William and the siblings listed in Ann Walker's 1844 will. An entry in the Minute Docket for the August Session 1838 of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions notes that one John Walker was appointed to administer the estate of William Walker. Ann Walker listed a John Walker as one of her brothers. The text of the court record follows:

<Document>
<Source>Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, May 1835 to February 1840, August Term 1838, fourth page from the beginning of the term</Source>

<Text>
Tuesday court met:
Present John Lawson, Joel Fagg and T.B. Wheeler, Esqs.
Administration on the estate of William Walker is granted to John Walker who entered into bond in the sum of eight hundred dollars with Joseph Pritchett, S.C. Edwards and G.W. Garrett. The admr was thereupon duly qualified.
</Text>
</Document>


More About W
ILLIAM WALKER:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

Notes for J
EAN:
Name and vital statistics are from the tombstone immediately to the right of
William Walker's (1766-1838). Both markers have the same form - a flat,
rectangular slab with a semicircular knob protruding from the top. Both bear
the same style of script. The pairing of the 2 graves leads to the conclu-
sion that they might have been married.

     
Children of W
ILLIAM WALKER and JEAN are:
  i.   MARY3 WALKER25,26, b. 179427; d. May 02, 1851, Rockingham County, NC, USA27.
  Notes for MARY WALKER:
Principal information on Mary Walker comes from the will of her sister Ann,
dated 31 January 1844, probated November 1848; her own will, written on same date, probated May 1851 and the tombstone at Haw River Presbyterian Church. The 1850 U.S. Census shows that Mary was living with her sister, Jane Starrat, at the time. Mary Walker apparently never married.


  More About MARY WALKER:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

  ii.   ANN WALKER28, b. 179629; d. July 10, 1848, Rockingham County, NC, USA29.
  Notes for ANN WALKER:
Principal data on Ann Walker comes from her will, dated 31 January 1844, probated November 1848 and the tombstone at Haw River Presbyterian Church. She apparently never married. Although her will identifies her brothers and sisters, the identification of William Walker (1766-1838) as her father results from analysis of 1810 & 1820 U.S. Census records. Furthermore, will of James Walker (d. 1803) shows that William had a son James. Ann had a brother named James.


  More About ANN WALKER:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

  iii.   JAMES WALKER30,31, b. Abt. 179832.
  iv.   ELIZABETH WALKER33, b. 180034; d. August 22, 1845, Rockingham County, NC, USA34.
  Notes for ELIZABETH WALKER:
Principal data on Elizabeth Walker comes from the will of her sister Ann,
dated 31 JAN 1844, probated NOV 1848 and the tombstone at Haw River Presb.
Church. Elizabeth apparently never married.


  More About ELIZABETH WALKER:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

  v.   JANE WALKER35,36, b. December 14, 180337; d. August 29, 1888, Rockingham County, NC, USA37; m. JAMES STARRAT38, November 10, 1834, Rockingham County, NC, USA38.
  Notes for JANE WALKER:
Will of Ann Walker (31 JAN 1844) identifies Jane Starrat as her sister.
Haw River Presb. Church cemetery has tombstone bearing the name Jane Starret.
Jane's sister Mary lived with the Jane and James Starrat in the last years of
her life.


  More About JANE WALKER:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

  More About JAMES STARRAT:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery

8. vi.   ALEXANDER WALKER, b. April 19, 1807; d. February 12, 1839, Rockingham County, NC, USA.
9. vii.   JOHN WALKER, b. April 19, 1808; d. January 08, 1864, Rockingham County, NC, USA.
  viii.   DANIEL WALKER39,40, b. Abt. 1809.
  ix.   ABRAHAM WALKER41, b. Abt. 1810.


5. JOHN2 WALKER (JAMES1)42 was born October 21, 176843, and died September 07, 1851 in Rockingham County, NC, USA43. He married NANCY44,45.

More About J
OHN WALKER:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery
Occupation: Farmer

More About N
ANCY:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery
     
Child of J
OHN WALKER and NANCY is:
10. i.   MARY R.3 WALKER, b. January 08, 1814, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. November 08, 1904, Rockingham County, NC, USA.


6. ABRAM2 WALKER (JAMES1)46 was born January 04, 178047, and died December 05, 1843 in Rockingham County, NC, USA47. He married ELIZABETH SMITH48,49 November 02, 1833 in Caswell County, NC, USA50.

Notes for A
BRAM WALKER:
Abram Walker was to inherent the northern half of his father's property, as indicated in the 1803 will of James Walker.

A county court record of early 1844 provides solid evidence that Abram Walker was not only married, but had 4 children.

<Document>
<Source>Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, August 1843 to May 1846, p. 82, February Session 1844</Source>

<Text>
It is ordered that administration on the estate of ...... Walker decd be granted to John Walker, Elizabeth Walker having renounced his administration, and has entered into bond in the sum of ...... with Saml H. Walker.
</Text>
</Document>

Also in the same court term, there is a record relating to the children:

<Document>
<Source>Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, NC, August 1843 to May 1846, p. 92, February Session 1844</Source>

<Summary>
Nathan Wright appointed guardian of James Thompson Walker, William Pinckny Walker, Nancy Jane Walker and Priscilla Ann Walker. John Walker and D.L. Wright provided securities.
</Summary>
</Document>

NOTE: The first name of the deceased in the record on page 82 was smudged. Nevertheless, the first letter of the name was partially visible and could have been 'A'. Evidence to support the reading of "Abram" as the first name is as follows:

      1. From tombstone at Haw River Presbyterian Church cemetery, we
      know of an Abram Walker who died in December 1843. This record
      follows closely on the death of this Abram;

      2. The 1850 U.S. Census for Rockingham County lists the 4 children             named in the second record with an Elizabeth Walker as the head of
      family;

      3. An 1833 marriage bond from Caswell County lists the bride and
      groom as Elizabeth Smith and Abram Walker.

More About A
BRAM WALKER:
Burial: Haw River Prebyterian Church cemetery
     
Children of A
BRAM WALKER and ELIZABETH SMITH are:
11. i.   JAMES THOMPSON3 WALKER, b. October 09, 1834, Rockingham County, NC, USA; d. October 06, 1916, Rockingham County, NC, USA.
  ii.   WILLIAM PINKNEY WALKER51, b. 1836, Rockingham County, NC, USA52; Stepchild.
  Notes for WILLIAM PINKNEY WALKER:
William Pinkney Walker never married.


  iii.   NANCY JANE WALKER53, b. 1838, Rockingham County, NC, USA54; Stepchild.
  Notes for NANCY JANE WALKER:
Nancy Jane Walker never married.


  iv.   PRISCILLA ANN WALKER55, b. Abt. 1843, Rockingham County, NC, USA56; Stepchild.
  Notes for PRISCILLA ANN WALKER:
Priscilla Ann Walker never married.




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