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Full text of "Genealogy of the descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland, with records of a few allied families : also war records and some fragmentary notes pertaining to the history of Virginia, 1600-1902"

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GENEALOGY 



OF THE 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WALKER 



WIGTOISr. SCOTLAND, 



■WITH RECORDS OF A FEW 



ALLIED FAMILIES. 



AI^SO WAR RECORDS AND SOME FRAGMENTARY NOTES 
PERTAINING TO THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA. 



1600-1902. 



Emma Siggins ^Vhtte, 

KANSAS CITY, MO. 



PRESS OF 

Tibrnan-Dart Printing Company. 
1 902. 



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1902, by 

EMMA SIGGINS WHITE, 
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. 






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MY DEAR HUSBAIS^D. 

W^ITHOTJT W^HOSE HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT IT 

COUIiD NEVER HAVE BEEN W^RITTEN. 

THIS BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY 

DEDICATED. 

E. S. W. 



EXPLANATIONS. 



In preparing and arranging this work I have endeavored to give 
all information attainable in connection with each and every person 
whose name appears in the book, and have tried to leave out every- 
thing of a merely traditional character, confining myself strictly to 
the statement of facts. 

In several instances where collateral names appear I have digressed 
and given something of their history prior to the time of their marry- 
ing into this family. 

I have made use of no unusual abbreviations. Each direct descend- 
ant of John Walker of Wigton when first mentioned is given a num- 
ber, the + mark following the name indicates that they are to be men- 
tioned again, in which case the name will be followed by its proper 
number in parenthesis. Where no such mark appears all that could 
be learned of their history appears in the birth notice. 

Where collateral records are given the names appearing in these 
records are designated by the letters of the alphabet. 

In designating generations, unless otherwise stated, they run back 
to the two sons of John Walker of Wigton, each one of whom is 
marked No. 1 as being the first of his particular line. 

A complete index to the names appearing in this work will be 
found in the back. 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



* Page. 

E. S. White Frontispiece 

Allein Coat of Arms xvi 

Eutherford Coat of Arms xxii 

Jump Mountain, Eockbridge Comity, Va xxx 

Governor William Walker and Wife 8 

Nottingham Church 26 

John Walker's Chair, brought with him to America ... 33 

Hon. Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart 38 

Adjutant Oscar E. Stuart 40 

Col. 0. J. E. Stuart 40 

Capt. James H. Stuart 42 

Adjutant Oscar E. Stuart 44 

Edward Stuart 44 

Eachel McPheeter's Sugar Bowl 70 

Dr. John Samuel Brown Kelso 77 

Mary A. McClung Kelso 78 

Castle Irvine 80 

Col. James Logan Abernathy 86 

William Martin Abernathy 88 

Dr. William M. McPheeters . 96 

Eev. Samuel Brown McPheeters 99 

Judge John Coalter (Silhouette) 108 

David Coalter (Silhouette) 110 

Ann Carmichael Coalter (Silhouette) 110 

Gen. John Coalter Bates, U. S. A 117 

Judge John Coalter 120 

Elizabeth Tucker Coalter Bryan 122 

Dr. John Coalter Bryan 124 

Maj. James Booth 128 

Sophronia Xaylor Booth 128 

Grave of Mary Moore, who married Eev. Samuel Brown . . 136 

Capt. James Alexander Walker 168 

Walker Patterson Inman 19G 



VI ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Pagk. 

Attorney- General John A. Hull 236 

Sarah Baird Walker Campbell 340 

Dr. Joel Calvin Walker 346 

Mrs. Joel Calvin Walker 354 

Margaret Armstrong Walker 354 

Orion Clemens 373 

Mrs. Mary E. Stotts Clemens 372 

Col. William Patterson 374 

David Creel Walker 27G 

Old Walker Bible 378 

John Kelso Walker 383 

Dr. James Brown Walker 384 

Elizabeth Scott Walker 398 

Samuel Scott Walker (Group) , .... 303 

Benjamin B. Siggins 304 

Elizabeth Walker Siggins 304 

Edward Walker Harden 30G 

Gov. James E. Hindman 319 

Ann Walker, who married James Walker 336 

Dr. James Philander Walker 338 

Dr. William Wallace Walker 340 

Old Walker Bible 360 

Alexander Walker, who married Mary M. Harmon . . . 363 

Judge Cyrus Walker 364 

Joseph Gilmer Walker 375 

Judge Pinkney H. Walker 380 

Tunstal Quarles Walker 418 

Hon. Hawkins Taylor 433 

Euins of Washington and Lee College 470 

George Campbell Hays 503 

JSTottingham Meeting House 508 

Col. Joseph Knox Walker 519 

Augusta Adams Tabb Walker 530 

Sally Walker Boone, born in the White House 533 

Sally Walker, born in the White House 534 

James McCrosky 550 

Sarah Ha3's McCrosky, wife of James McCrosky .... 551 



PREFACE. 



IN SENDING out this book, the fruit of nearly ten years of 
toil and research, I feel that many apologies should be made 

for its incompleteness, owing to the impossibility at this late 

day of connecting many families of whose relationship 
we were almost certain, and it is to be hoped that some one may yet 
find the missing links and give to the public the continuation of this 
record. 

There was a Walker family in Virginia (supposed to have come 
from England), prior to the coming of our ancestor, of which Dr. 
Thomas Walker of Castle Hill was probably the best known repre- 
sentative. I am of the opinion that he and our progenitor, John 
Walker, were related ; my opinion is based chiefly upon the fact of a 
similarity of Christian names in the two families, and then it will be 
remembered that soon after coming to America John Walker and 
several members of his household left Chester County, Pennsylvania, 
where they had made a temporary home, and went down into Vir- 
ginia and settled not far from the home of this Dr. Walker, whose 
presence there was probably known to his kinsmen, if they were re- 
lated, who were seeking homes in a new country. 

Before taking up the genealogy of this family and relating what 
we know of its history, a short review of the events leading up to 
their removal from the land of their fathers was thought proper in 
introducing this work, after which will follow a letter from Dr. 
W. M. McPheeters, of St. Louis, Mo. 

The first mention we find of the Scottish people is in the Roman 
Annals about the time of Constantine, 274-337, where they are 



TUl PEEFACE. 

spoken of as a trans-marine people from Ireland. The Scots and 
Picts are often confused as one people, probably from the fact of 
their so often joining forces against their common enemies, the 
Eomans, when in reality they had no connection in lineage or native 
land. The Picts were the people of ISTorth Britain, descendants of 
the ancient Celtic clans, who at one time fought Agricola at the foot 
of the Grampian, and were often called Caledonians. Gibbon makes 
a definite distinction when he says that at a very early time the 
northern region was divided between the Picts and Scots, the Picts 
holding sway from 446 to 843 A. D. After this the Scots colonized 
Argyle and superseded them after a bloody struggle of over 300 
years ; then followed successive turns of supremacy of Picts, Eoman- 
ized Britons, Angles of Lothian and Scots of Argyle. During this 
time Northern Britain was occupied by some twenty clans, who, far 
from being united in any common interest, were usually found quar- 
reling among themselves, the Princes of three races or families con- 
tending for the supremacy, and the history of the country at that 
time is little more than a recital of their conflicts and changes, with 
little, if any, written law. The Brehon or Judge, Bard, Harpist, 
Poet and Historian holding their office by right of descent and in- 
heritance, the Brehon administering justice from a turf or heap of 
stones without any formality whatever, one ancient custom being 
that of holding every chief of every clan answerable for every one of 
their sept or kindred, when he should be charged with any crime. 
Something akin to this custom is to be found upon the statute books 
of both Ireland and Scotland to-day. Naturally the growth of such 
a people would be slow; there was little evidence of comfort or re- 
finement in their surroundings ; their best houses were built of wat- 
tles : even the Abbey of lona, long Scotland's seat of learning, was 
constructed of this rude material, buildings of lime and stone being 
works of a comparatively recent period. For many years the cloth- 
ing of even the Monks was made of the skins of beasts, most of the 



PREFACE. IX 

woolen and linen which came to be used later being procured by 
trafSc, the variegated plaid which is now the distinctive dress of 
these people being introduced later. The exact date of its adoption 
is not known, but it was in use at the beginning of the 17th century, 
at which time it assumed a character it has ever since maintained, 
with the exception of some slight changes in the tunic worn. The 
colors and pattern of the plaid determining the position and family 
of the wearer, that of the Royal Stuart being the richest of all. 
Their food was of the simplest kind, consisting principally of fish, 
flesh and milk. The Monks of lona, who subsisted mostly by their 
own labor, we are told, raised some corn and owned orchards, one of 
which was situated near Kirkcudbright. There were also an orchard 
and gardens at the Monastery of New Abbey, as early as the 13th 
century. Manufactories there were none; each family had its own 
carpenter, weaver and shoemaker. Thus they lived, simply if not 
very peaceably, working out the destiny of a race which was to be- 
come the staunchest, hardiest class of men to be found on the face 
of the earth. The civil feuds which desolated for ages this country 
of our ancestors, were probably an outcome of the power vested in 
the chiefs of the clans, to make war and peace at their pleasure, and 
it is to be regretted that they were oftenest found yielding to their 
savage instincts, and allowing war and bloodshed to prevail, when a 
more peaceful condition of affairs would have left them free to cul- 
tivate those arts which would have softened their natures, hastened 
civilization, and assisted Christianization. 

The sons of Ere, with their colonists, were undoubtedly Christians 
at the time of their emigration to North Britain, but we hear little 
of religious establishments, except the chapel and burj'ing ground 
dedicated to St. Cirian on the site of Campbelltown in Ejnt3Te, un- 
til the illustrious Columba arrived from Ireland in 563 and founded 
the Abbey of lona. "The religion of the Columbans," says Archbis- 
hop Usshor, "was similar to that of the Protestants of to-day. They 



X PREFACE. 

founded many chapels which perpetuate in tlieir names the piety of 
the early Scots." This instructive school of North Britain harbored 
kings who retired from unstable thrones, also princes of Northum- 
berland who came for instruction, and was the repository of the Scot- 
tish kings after death. This good man and his disciples labored 
among these people, and to them is given the credit of converting 
Bridel, the Pictish King, and many of his subjects. They estab- 
lished monasteries in every Caledonian county, their first Bishop be- 
ing Ternan, who resided at Abemethy, the Pictish capital. When 
Columba died in 597 he left Ms monastery well established, a people 
converted by his efforts from paganism to Christianity, and a name 
which every Scotchman delights to honor. He was followed by other 
good and zealous prelates, whose labors spread the gospel throughout 
this, and the surrounding islands, and exerted a wonderful influence 
for good over this race of people who were to become such a powerful 
nation. The cause of Christianity had an able supporter in the per- 
son of Walter, son of Alan, the first Stewart of Scotland. He 
brought with him from Shropshire, about 1160 A. D., a prior and 
thirteen monks, for whom he erected a monastery and church at 
Paisley. These were liberally endowed by the founder and his wife, 
Eschina. Many of Walter's successors contributed bountifully to 
its support until it became one of the most opulent monasteries in 
the south of Scotland; and in so doing builded better than they 
knew, for while these Princes were growing in power and possessions, 
a spirit of Republicanism was being, unconsciously perhaps, fostered 
by these holy men, and early in their history we find them contend- 
ing for their right to choose their religious teachers, this spirit lead- 
ing up gradually, but surely, to the great upheaval of the 16th cen- 
tury, when prince and potentate were compelled to yield to the spirit 
of reformation which swept over the land, led by Kriox, that faithful 
disciple of Calvin, completely revolutionizing affairs, after which 
the Eeformed Church came to be acknowledged the true head of the 



PREFACE. .• XI 

nation, and every Scotchman stood ready to defend it with his life. 
But contentions followed thick and fast, and thousands were im- 
prisoned, and in some instances execution was the penalty for at- 
tending divine services, secretly held in defiance of the royal edict. 
St. Andrews, the oldest of the Scottish Universities, may well be 
called the cradle of the Reformation in Scotland, for it was here that 
John Knox received instruction and was afterwards an instructor, 
and to its sheltered walls he, with many of his associates, hastened, 
driven thither by persecution, and here Samuel Rutherford imbibed 
the spirit which was with him when he journeyed to Westminster to 
attend the "Solemn League and Covenant," where the catechism and 
confession of the Presbyterian Church was drawn up. This spirit, 
the natural outgrowth of which was Republicanism, was clearly set 
forth by Rutherford in his famous "Lex Rex," a book which, when 
brought to the notice of the Government, was ordered to be burned. 
This order was executed at Edinburg in 1661 by the hangman, and 
again a few days afterwards by the infamous Sharpe under the win- 
dows of the author's College in St. Andrews. This holy man of 
Anwoth faced death and persecution at the head of his little band of 
faithful followers, and wrote some of his most beautiful and touch- 
ing letters to his sorrowing brethren after he had been silenced by 
his King. These published letters have passed through many edi- 
tions, and are full of the Holy Spirit, and give us some idea of what 
the life of the saintly Rutherford must have been. 

The Protestant emigrants to America brought with them from 
Scotland much of this spirit which found vent at different times, 
noticeably when revolution impended, as they were the first to make 
a declaration of independence early in the year 1775. They had al- 
ways been independent in heart and conscience, and valued liberty 
above everything else, and were found ready and willing to give up 
life itself when the time for action came. They were not idle when 
the angel of death hovered over the infant Republic, but were among 



XU PREFACE. 

the first to respond when the call for help sounded from Washington, 
and among the last to leave the field. But they were ever a modest 
people; their history has never been fully written except on the 
hearts of their countrj^men, and it is well that some little recognition 
of their services to their country, and to the world at large, be re- 
corded here, for they are fast being fused with the great mass of a 
population whose power of assimilation is the marvel of our times. 

The people of Wigtonshire have always been noted for their pa- 
triotism and love of liberty. As early as 1547 they rose in defense 
of their country during the minority of Queen Mary, and many of 
them fell on the Pinkie battlefield while fighting the invading foe, 
and concurred most zealously at the time of the Reformation. At 
a subsequent period in Scotland's history it is saidHhe people of this 
shire acted reasonably and held aloof from the body of men who 
came into Dumfries on that memorable 20th of November, 1706, 
and burnt the articles of Union. 

At the time of the Revolution the Scotch-Irish sided with "William 
of Orange, and at the siege of Londonderrj- thousands of Protestants 
of both sexes were crowded beliind the bulwarks. The Dissenters, 
from the fact of their having been excluded from the army, were 
wholly unfitted for a mihtary life, but inspired by the same spirit 
which Calvin and Knox possessed, these people were suddenly trans- 
formed into heroes ; the storj' of their suffering and privations has 
no parallel in history. Their allegiance to the Cro\^Ti at that time 
was remarkable; true and loyal they were, notwithstanding the per- 
secutions which were at this very time being carried on against them, 
and for what ? "Proscribed because of their religion," and excluded 
from all positions of trust, what wonder that forbearance ceased to 
be a virtue — and they were finally driven as outcasts from their be- 
loved land. Ireland, which they hoped to find a more neutral 
groimd, only witnessed renewed persecutions, and after a short so- 
journ here many of them embarked for America, Londonderry be- 



ing the home of those of our family who sought refuge on this island 
for a time. Eev. Walker, one of the prominent leaders at the time 
of that memorable siege, being instrumental in establishing a mem- 
orial church here known as "The Walker Church." These people, 
among whom were the Walkers, McDowells, Moores, Campbells, 
Hays, McPheeters, Logans, Stuarts, Irvines, and many others, had 
heard of Pennsylvania, and hither they journeyed, but jealousies 
arose, and for reasons which were well founded they were finally led 
to make another move, this time to the Virginia Valley, where they 
were to find a permanent home, settling on what was then known as 
"Burden's Grant," a tract of land lying in the Shenandoah, or James 
Eiver Valley. As soon as a temporary shelter had been provided for 
their families, these sturdy pioneers turned their attention to the 
establishment of churches and founding of schools. If we could lift 
from the past the veil which enshrouds the happenings in the "Old 
Dominion" during the years between 1700 and 1800, the mass of un- 
recorded history which it would reveal would fill volumes, and it 
would bring to light the stories of the exploits of many a hero, the 
recital of which must, I fear, ever remain as a song that is unsung. 

It has been aptly remarked that Virginia's sons were, almost to a 
man, found at the front when the strife with the mother country was 
going on, and the history of the birth of our Republic was being 
made. Those whose duty it would have been to make a record of 
the happenings of the day were far away on the scene of action, their 
pen having been exchanged for rifle or sword, in many instances 
their only "Honorable Discharge" being writ in the blood they spill- 
ed. When a true history of Virginia is written the doings of these 
poor but honest and upright people must necessarily be told. Lord 
Macaulay once said: "A people which takes no pride in the noble 
achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy 
to be remembered with pride by remote descendants." 

With this thought in mind, and to assist in preserving the record 



of a portion of these people whose history has well-nigh been lost^ 
this work of a few allied families was undertaken, and will be left 
as a message to those who will come after me^ with the hope that it 
will prove an example which will inspire respect for, and a desire 
to emulate the virtues of these, our worthy progenitors, and help to 
keep alive in the hearts of our descendants a love and veneration for 
a people who were patriotic in the truest sense of the word. 

In concluding these remarks I wish to express my thanks and ap- 
preciation to all who were so kind as to assist in the collection of 
these annals, and are, in my estimation, deserving of especial men- 
tion, the names of a few of whom I herewith append : 

Mrs. D. C. Bailey. Eobert L. Walker. 

Mrs. James E, Gray. Theophilus G. Walker. 

Mrs. A. M. Walker. Thomas A. Banning. 

Mrs. Emily Burton. William P. Houston. 

Mrs. Jennie Calahan. Geo. D. Clayton. 

Mrs. Sally Walker Boon. James E. Hindman. 

Mrs. W. M. Abernathy. Wilbur F. Barclay. 

Margaret A. Walker. Wm. Thornton Scott. 

Margaret D. Walker. Dr. Wm. M. McPheeters. 

Emma S. White. 



St. Louis, June 13, 1901. 
Mrs. J. B. White, Kansas City, Mo. 

Dear Madam : — 

1 am aware that for a long time you have been engaged in 
the laborious but praiseworthy task of collecting and arranging ma- 
terial gathered from all available sources, at home and abroad, with 
a view of tracing and putting on permanent record the genealogical 
history and interesting data of the celebrated Walker family, includ- 
ing the various collateral families thereunto allied, and I am glad 
to learn that your arduous undertaking is approaching completion. 

The record of this group of families, so prominent among the 
early settlers, and the pioneers of civilization, Christianity and learn- 
ing in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and other states, to say 
nothing of their liberty-loving record and achievements in the old 
world, especially in Scotland and the north of Ireland, can not fail 
to be of interest to the numerous descendants of these families, who 
by reason of kinship are sharers in their history, as well as to all 
those who are interested in the history and development of church 
and state in our country. 

Without pretending to anything like a thorough knowledge of the 
subject in hand, and not knowing the breadth and scope of your re- 
searches, I may nevertheless be permitted to state what I have always 
regarded as the characteristic traits of the men and women compos- 
ing and giving prominence to the families, whose history and lin- 
eages you have undertaken to unfold. It is briefly this : That from 
a very early period, before emigrating to this country, as well as dur- 
ing all the subsequent years, they have been noted for unswerving 
adherence to Christian principle and duty ; that in large degree they 
have been a God-fearing, man-serving race, and as such have fur- 
nished the church, as well as the state and the cause of education and 
learning, many bright and distinguished votaries, as will doubtless 
appear from the pages of your forthcoming book. 

But I do not propose to enlarge on this subject, nor in any wise to 
anticipate your revelations; yet I must add, that to be descended 
from such ancestors is just cause for gratitude. 
Very truly and sincerely yours, 

W. M. McPheeters. 



PREFACE, 




OUR ALLEINE ANCESTOES. 



In Sims' Index to Heralds' Visitations I found references to the 
Aliens, or Alleyns, of Farnham, as follows : 

155. fo. 19b. 891. fo. 20. 1560. fo. 191b. 

And Allen 1820. fo. 46b. 1449. fo. 6b. 

Also Alleyn v. Allen. 
Almott, 1449. fo. 5b. 1560. fo. 182b. 

I sent these references to Rev. John Holding of Baldoek, Hertz, 
England, who, after looking them up, sent me the accompanying- 
Coat of Arms and Crest, which he asserts belonged to the Alleins of 
Suffolk ; and as we have it upon the best of authority that our ances- 
tor, Joseph Alleine, was of this family, I do not hesitate to publish 
said arms as the one our family used at an early day. 

Rev. Holding also sent some interesting data and the records of 
several generations of the Alleins of Suffolk prior to the time of Jos- 
eph Alleine, which I m,ay be able eventually to connect with our 
branch of the family. 

It is not known just how our two ancestors, Joseph and Richard 
Alleine were related, but they were evidently both descended from 



Alan, Lord of Buckenhall. The former married Theodoshia, daugh- 
ter of the latter, and refers to him in his will as his father-in-law. 
We know that his father's name was Tobie (probably Tobias) and 
that he had brothers, Francis, Norman and Timothy. Farther than 
this we could not learn, and of Eichard's family we only know of his 
three children, William, Eichard and Theodoshia. From different 
reliable sources we learned the following concerning this family : 

The Alleins came out of Suffolk, some of them, as early as 1430, 
descended from Alan, Lord of Buckenhall, and settled in the neigh- 
borhood of Calne and Devizes, whence descended the immediate an- 
cestors of "worthy Mr. Tobie Allein." He was the father of a large 
family — ^the eldest, Edward, had been a clergyman, but dying in his 
twenty-seventh year, he was succeeded by the fourth son, 

Joseph Allein, a non-conformist divine, who was born at Devizes, 
in Wiltshire, in 1633. Having manifested at a very early age, an 
eminently pious disposition, and an inclination for the ministry, he 
was educated with this view and sent to Oxford at the age of sixteen 
years. At college he was distinguished by diligence in his studies 
and gravity in his deportment. 

In 1653 he became a tutor in the college of Corpus Christi, to 
which he belonged, and where for the exercise of his gifts in prayer, 
he had performed the office of chaplain, which he preferred to a fel- 
lowship ; and in this situation he was so assiduous and so successful, 
that many of his pupils occupied respectable stations both in the es- 
tablished church and among the non-conformists. 

In 1655 he left college, and was assistant minister at Taunton 
Magdalen, in Somersetshire, until the year 1662, when he was de- 
prived for non-conformity. During this connection, he was inde- 
fatigable in his ministerial services, and his conduct was so amiable 
and exemplary as to secure the affectionate esteem and attachment 
of his parishioners. 

After his exclusion from the Church, he persevered in his labors, 
and preached commonly six or seven, and sometimes fourteen or fif- 
teen times a week; till in 1663 he was committed to Ivelchester gaol 
(jail), where seven ministers and fifty Quakers were closely confined 
and enduring similar hardships. At the assizes Allein was convicted 
of having preached in the preceding May, and sentenced to pay one 
hundred marks, and to remain in prison until the fine was paid. "I 
am glad," he said, on receiving his sentence, "that it has appeared 



before my country, that whatever I am charged with, I have been 
guilty of nothing but doing my duty; and that all which appeared 
from the evidence was, that I sung a psalm and instructed my fam- 
ily, others being there, and both in my own house." 

By an imprisonment of twelve months, Allein's constitution was 
impaired and the duration of his life shortened. After his release, 
he renewed his labors, and his sufferings were also renewed; his 
health gradually declined, and in 1668 he finished his course at the 
age of thirty-five years. 

His biographers, Anthony Wood excepted, bear testimony to his 
learning and charity. Zealous in his own mode of worshiping God, 
he was not, as ministers of the established church have testified, in 
the least bitter towards any Christians who worshiped in another 
manner. He preserved a great respect for the church, notwithstand- 
ing all his sufferings, and was eminently loyal to his prince, notwith- 
standing the severities of the times. 

His writings breathe a true spirit of piety, for which they have 
been always and deservedly esteemed. His works are : "An Explana- 
tion of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism," in 1656, 8v. ; "Call to 
Archipus,"' exhorting the ejected members to continue in their min- 
istry, 1664, 4to. ; "An Alarm to the Unconverted," 1672, 8vo. and 
13mo., of which twenty thousand were sold, and after it was printed 
in 1675 under the title, "A Sure Guide to Heaven," fifty thousand; 
"Christian Letters, full of Spiritual Instruction," in 1672, 8vo. ; 
"Cases of Conscience," 1672, 8vo. ; "Kemains, etc.," 1672, 8vo., and 
several other small practical pieces, besides an imperfect body of 
natural theology in Latin, which has not been printed. An account 
of his life and death is often annexed to his writings. Calamy's 
Baxter, Vol. II, page 577, etc. Neal's History of the Puritans, Vol. 
II, page 670, 4to. Biog. Brit. 

The following is taken from the Encyclopaedia Britannica: 
Giving a sketch of his public Hfe, the article reads as follows : "In 
preaching after the intense, awakening, wistful type ; in catechizing 
with all diligence and fidelity ; in visitation among the poor and sad 
and mean; in letter writing, tender and sympathetic; in devotional 
intercession through long consecrated hours of day and night, he 
was a model of pastoral devotion. 

Allein was no mere scholar or divine, but a man who associated 
on equal terms with the patriarchs of the Eoyal Society, then laying 



those broad and deep foundations on which re^'-ts England's present 
scientific renown. These scientific studies and experiments, never- 
theless, were ever kept in subordination to his proper work. The ex- 
tent of his influence was, in so young a man, unique, resting funda- 
mentally on the earnestness of his nature and the manifest power of 
his ministry. 

When he died, the mourr.ers remembered their beloved minister's 
words while yet with them, "If I should die fifty miles away, let me 
be buried at Taunton," and they found a grave for him in St. Mary's 
Chancel.'^ 

WILL OF EEV. JOSEPH ALLEINE, FATHEE OF ISABEL, 
W^HO MAERIED EEV. JOHN EUTHBEFOED. 

Joseph Alleine of Wilton, Somerset, Gent. Will dated Oct. 18, 
1667; proved Feb. 4, 1668-9, by his relict, Theodoshia Alleine (12 
Coke, Somerset House). 

He states his desire to be buried at St. Magdalene's, Taunton, 
where he had been Vicar, 1642-1662. 

He bequeathed to his wife £320, his brother Timoth}^, his niece 
Joane Alleine, his nephew Zachary, and Mark, his niece Hester Al- 
leine — his friends, Mr. John Mallacke of FuUands and Mr. Eichard 
Alleine of Frome (or Trome), his trustees, my father-in-law Mr. 
Eichard Alleine, my mother-in-law, the relict of my father, £10. 

He also names his brother, Francis Alleine, his brother-in-law, 
Alleine, and his brother, Norman. 

The inscription on his monument in Taunton Church is as fol- 

"Hic jacet Dominus Josephus Alleine 
Holocaustum Tauntoneuses, et Deo, et vobis. 
Here Mr. Joseph Alleine lyes 
To God and you a sacrifice." 

There was a Catherine Alleine of Bristol, widow, Avhose will is 
dated May 6, 1691 [35 (Book) Vere, Somerset House]. 

To the eight children of my daughter, Katherine Webb, £2000 — 
amongst them at ages of 21. My grandson, John Webb, one guinea. 
Securities in the Manor of Butleigh Somersetshire, &c. Eesidue to 
my daughter, Katherine Webb, Executrix. 

[I publish the above in reference to Catherine Alleine, on account 
of the name Catherine, which was the one given to Joseph Alleine's 



granddaughter and suggests the idea that there was a relationship 
existing between the two families. — Ed.] 

Of the life and family of Richard Alleine, grandfather of Isabel 
Alleine, who married Rev. John Rutherford, we have the following : 

Richard Allein, for upwards of fifty years rector of Dichet, Somer- 
setshire, had two sons, William and Richard, and a daughter, Theo- 
dosia. Theodosia married Joseph Allein about 1655, and their 
daughter, Isabel, married Rev. John Rutherford. John and Isabel 
Rutherford were the parents of Catherine Rutherford, who married 
John Walker in 1702. 

Richard Allein (son of Richard and brother of Theodoshia), 
known in biography as a non-conformist divine, was bom at Dichet, 
Somersetshire, in 1611, educated by his father, who was rector of 
the parish, and entered, a commoner, at St. Alban's Hall, Oxford, 
in 1627. Having taken the degrees of bachelor and master of arts 
in the University, he became first, assistant preacher to his father, 
and afterwards, viz : in 1641, rector of Batcomb in Somersetshire, 
where he faithfully discharged his duty. 

Having received from his father a bias towards the sentiments of 
the Puritans, he attached himself to that party, and zealously sup- 
ported the solemn league and covenant, though he disapproved of 
the enthusiastic spirit of some of its adherents ; as appears by a paper 
printed in 1648 entitled, "The testimony of the ministry of Somer- 
setshire to the truth of Jesus Christ, and to the solemn league and 
covenant." 

In 1654 he was employed as assistant to the commissioners ap- 
pointed by Parliament for ejecting scandalous ministers; at the 
restoration, he manifested an inclination to yield submission to the 
government; but unable conscientiously to comply with the terms 
of conformity, he preferred the alternative, imposed by the act of 
uniformity, of quitting his living after having retained it for twenty 
years, and of ranking with about two thousand other sufferers, who 
were distinguished by the denomination of ejected ministers. 

Under the restraints and penalties of this act, he exercised his 
ministry in the house of Mr. More, who had been formerly a member 
of the Parliament, and who lived in his neighborhood ; and though 
he was reprimanded by the magistrates and imprisoned, his reputa- 
tion for piety, learning and exemplary conduct, procured a mitiga- 
tion of the rigorous treatment which he encountered. 



PREFACE. XXI 

In consequence of the "Five Mile Act," he was under the necessity 
of removing from Batcomb to Frome-Selvrood, where he continued 
in the discharge of his professional duties, notwithstanding the dan- 
gers to which he was exposed. In this situation he remained until 
death terminated his trials and labors in 1681. 

He was distinguished by his plain, practical and pathetic manner 
of preaching, and by his assiduity in the duties of his pastoral office, 
such as catechizing, visiting the sick, and instructing the ignorant. 
Although he was an avowed non-conformist and strictly attached to 
his principles, the moderation of his temper, as well as his general 
character, recommended him to the clergy and laity of sentiments 
different from his own, and he lived amongst them on terms of 
friendship and intercourse. Mr. Jenkins, Vicar of Frome-Selwood, 
preached his funeral sermon, and bore witness to his meekness, piety 
and moderation. 

His works, which were all of a devotional kind, were much esteem- 
ed and frequently reprinted. The principal of these was his, "Vin- 
diciae Pietatis," or "A Vindication of Godliness, in the greatest 
strictness and spirituality of it, from the imputations of folly and 
fancy," which was published in 1665, without a printer's name, be- 
cause it was not licensed. The following from the Enc. Brit, states 
that : "Eodger Norton, the King's printer, caused a part of the first 
impression to be seized on account of it not being licensed, and or- 
dered it sent to the Royal kitchen for waste paper. Glancing over 
its pages, he was struck with what he read, and on second thought, 
it seemed to him a sin that a book so holy, and so salable, should be 
destroyed. 'He therefore bought back the sheets,' says Calamy, 'for 
an old song, bound them, and sold them in his own shop.' This in 
turn was complained of against him, and the shrewd publisher had 
to beg pardon on his knees before the council-table, and the remain- 
ing copies were sentenced to be '^'bisk'd" or rubbed over with an inky 
brush, and sent back to the kitchen for lighting fires. Such "bisk'd" 
copies occasionally occur still." 

The other works of Allein were : "Heaven Opened, or a brief and 
plain discovery of the riches of God's covenant of grace," printed in 
1665; "The World Conquered," 1668, 8vo. ; "Godly Fear," 1674, 
Svo. ; "Rebuke to Backsliders, and a Spur for Loiterers," 1677 and 
1684, 8vo. ; "A Companion for Prayer," 1680, 12mo. ; "Instructions 



XXll PREFACE. 

about Heart Work," 1681. See Calamy's Life of Baxter, Vol. II, 
Wood's Athen. Oxon., Vol. 11.^ Biog. Brit. 

In reference to an old book which has come into my possession 
and which I value as a priceless legacy, I append the following letter 
from England : 

Stotfold Vicarage, 
Baldock, Herts, 9th August, 1901. 
My Dear Mr. White : — 

I am sending Mrs. White a MS. written by the Eev. 
Eichard Alleine, Kector of Batcombe. The writing is very beauti- 
ful and quite distinct. The present Hector of Batcombe had it sold 
to him, and let me have it, thinking it more of a personal than paro- 
chial matter. It is quite a relic of the family, and no doubt Mrs. 
White will value it very highly as the work of one of her ancestors. 
Yours very faithfully, 

John Holding. 

The Book is a small volume about 5-J x 3^ inches in size, and con- 
tains 184 closely written pages of sermons from various Bible texts; 
the first is from I Peter, 2, 11 : Dearly beloved, I beseech you as 
strangers and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts which war against 
the soul. The opening words of the sermon were as follows : If we 
look back to the ninth verse of this chapter we shall find that this is 
the end of our Christian profession, to show forth the praises of 
God, &c. 

The book is bound in leather and is well preserved, being at this 
time not less than two hundred and fifty years old. 




NEC SORTE NEC FACTO. 



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THE EUTHERFOED FAMILY. 

The traditional account of the origin of this name is that a man 
of distinction on the borders conducted Euther, King of the Scots, 
safely through the river Tweed in an expedition against the Britons 
at a place from that event called Eutherf ord. The King, after the 
expedition was over, bestowed lands contiguous thereto upon his 
faithful conductor from which his posterity assumed the name of 
Eutherford. Certain it is that they have always been considered as 
among the most ancient and powerful families on the borders. They 
were bold and brave in the defense of their country, and many of 
them were noted for religious fervor and gifts of imagination and 
literary expression. The best known no doubt was Sir Walter Scott, 
the Great Magician of Eomance, whose mother was Ann Eutherford, 
of the Hundalee branch of this family. 

In trying to determine just how our ancestor, John Eutherford, 
was related to this family many difficulties present themselves. In 
"Eutherfords of That Ilk," an extensive treatise of the Eutherfords 
of Teviotdale, in most eases only the families of the eldest son are 
carried down, so that we are not able to find in this work the name 
of the father of Eev. Samuel Eutherford, who was, we are told, a 
near relative of our ancestor, John. This much has been handed 
down to us in several authentic documents, but the exact relationship 
probably never will be known. After a careful study of the subject, 
Walter MacLeod of Edinburg says that he has not been able to learn 
the names of the parents of Samuel Eutherford, but that "He is be- 
lieved to have been bom in 1600, at or near the farm of Nisbit, in 
the parish of Cradling. He probably belonged to the family of 
Thomas Eutherford, who was proprietor of Nisbet in 1580." Cer- 
tain it is, however, that "Eev. Samuel Eutherford was a gentleman 
by extraction and used the arms of the Eutherford family." — Na- 
tional Biographical Dictionary. 

In his sketch of the life of Eutherford, Eev. Andrew Bonar, D. D., 
says : "There are some new letters in this collection ; and there is a 
facsimile of an unpublished letter directed to the Provost of Edin- 
burg, at the time when there was an attempt made to call Eutherford 
to that city. The letter, which is preserved in the Eecords of the 



Edinburg Town Council, entreats them to drop the matter. It is 
written in a very small hand, as was usual with him, and the seal on 
it has the armorial bearing of the Eutherford family." 

Upon applying to the Provost of Scotland for a description of this 
seal, I received the following disappointing information from Henry 
Paton, M. A., Searcher of Eecords at Edinburg, to whom my letter 
was handed : He says, "The letter to which reference is made is in 
the possession of the Town Council of this city, and I regret to say 
that the seal is now almost entirely gone, there being only a small 
piece left to show there was one. It had been originally used to close 
the letter and was broken in the opening, and since then I expect, 
more and more in later handling, but it is impossible to say what 
arms have been upon it. I can only again express my regret at the 
destruction of the seal on this letter." He also writes in regard to 
the family of Eev. Samuel Eutherford : "I have examined not only 
many registers, but also original papers relating to Eoxburgshire and 
elsewhere, but nowhere can I find any information on the point, and 
it seems to have baffled others also." 

Henry Howe, in his History of Virginia, speaks of some of the 
family as lineal descendants of Eev. Samuel Eutherford. Of his 
eight or more children, all died except the daughter, Agnes, while 
he yet lived, and many have supposed that these children all died 
young, but this may not be the case. One of his sons may have been 
the John who married Isabella Alleine. This to me seems the most 
reasonable solution of this vexed question. In several instances dif- 
ferent members of our family are mentioned as direct descendants 
of Eev. Samuel. Eev. Samuel E. Houston is mentioned in a manu- 
script left by his father as being seventh in descent from this Eev. 
Samuel, for whom he was named. This would make John, our an- 
cestor, the son of Eev. Samuel, as I have suggested he might have 
been. 

There were several branches of this Eutherford family with some 
fourteen different armorial bearings, variations however of the one 
here given, which was adopted by the family as early as 1260, when 
Sir Nichol de Euthifurd joined Sir William Wallace with a well- 
armed company of sixty warriors. Sir Nicol being related it is said 
to the wife of Wallace, probably through the Halidays. Eobert 
Eutherford« of Chatto, the head of the Hunthill branch of this fam- 



ily^ was the eighth in descent from Sir Nicol. It is to this branch 
that Eev. Samuel belonged. See "Supplementary Notes to Euther- 
furds of That Ilk," by James H. Eutherfurd. Eobert of Chatto was 
succeeded by his son John, whose youngest son Andrew was Dean of 
Jedburg, and his son John was Professor in the College of Sarbonne, 
France, but died Eector of St. Andrews, his son John was minister 
of Manisty and Dean of St. Andrews. It would seem that inasmuch 
as Eev. Samuel was a minister at St. Andrews where he died and was 
buried, this is the line through which we might trace !his ances- 
try, were the facts known to us; then his near relative, John, the 
father of Katherine, was also a minister. Of course these are only 
suppositions, and as such I give them, hoping the matter may some 
time be settled to our entire satisfaction. In contemplating the 
events of the seventeenth century, during which time the church, 
represented by a little band of earnest, devout Christians, was bat- 
tling against the state, which numbered among her champions many 
of the great ones of the earth, thankful am I that so many of our 
kindred were found among that little company of Non-conformists, 
and that three of them, Eev. Eiehard Alleine, Eev. Joseph Alleine 
and Eev. Samuel Eutherford, were recognized leaders in the move- 
ment. Of the latter and others of his type, Milton, in his lines "On 
the New Forces of Conscience under the Long Parliament," says ; 

"Men, whose life, learning, faith and pure intent 
Would have been held in high esteem with Paul, 
Must now be named and printed heretics. 
By shallow Edwards and Scotch what d' ye call ; 
But we do hope to find out all your tricks, 
Your plots and packing worse than those of Trent, 

That so the Parliament 
May with their wholesome and preventive shears 
Clip your phylackeries, though balk your ears. 

And succor our just fears ; 
When they shall read this clearly in your charge. 
New Presbyter is but Old Priest writ large." 

Dean Stanley, our great modern scholar, honored Eev. Samuel 
Eutherford by calling him "The True Saint of the Scottish Cove- 
nant," and it has been said that the story of his life is known wher- 



XXVI PEEFACE. 

ever the English language is spoken. Of ancient and honorable de- 
scent, he inherited the staunch Scotch spirit of upright, steadfast ad- 
herence to principle, which made him a martyr to the cause of relig- 
ious liberty. Pie was born in the year 1600, in the southeastern part 
of Scotland, near the river Tweed, in the village of Nisbet, Eoxburg- 
shire, and died March 20, 1661. He received his early education at 
Jedburg, and when he entered the University of Edinburg in 1617, 
he was regarded as a precocious youth. He graduated in 1621, tak- 
ing a Masters degree, and two years later was elected to the chair 
of Logic and Belles-letters in his University. He prepared to preach 
the gospel, however, and it was under the most favorable circum- 
stances that he was settled as minister in the parish of Anwoth in 
Kirkcudbright. He was at that time considered the most prominent 
preacher on those Scottish coasts. "The ancient Klirk in which this 
ardent young herald of the Cross delivered his savory discourses has 
become an antique relic; its rusty key hangs in the new College of 
Edinburg, and its old oaken pulpit is still preserved." 

The church stood in a wide valley at the foot of Boreland Hill, on 
which a monument sixty feet high was erected to the memory of 
Eutherford in 1842, and seems to remind the people of Anwoth how 
God once visited His people there. 

While at Anwoth he passed through much sorrow. In 1630 his 
first wife, Euphemia Hamilton, died there, and soon after he lost his 
dearest friend. Lord Kenmure. In 1640 he married Jean McMath, 
and she, with their daughter Agnes, were the only members of his 
immediate family who survived him. His mother lived with him 
for six years after the death of his first wife, and his second wife, 
Jean McMath, is said by a competent witness to have been "a woman 
of such worth, that I never knew any among men exceed him, nor 
among women exceed her." He had nine children, and his letters ex- 
tend from three years after the birth of the eldest, to six years after 
the birth of the youngest. — From Studies in Scottish History, by 
A. Taylor Innes. 

In 1636 he published a theological address against Arminianism 
which attracted a great deal of attention. He was tried at Wigton, 
and summoned before the commission at Edinburg in July, 1636. 
He was forbidden to exercise his ministry and was ordered to reside 



in Aberdeen to await the King's pleasure. He gloried in his trials, 
but it was a great privation for him not to be allowed to preach. 
After remaining in exile many months, he took advantage of the 
covenauting resolutions and returned to Anwoth, where he was ap- 
pointed Professor of Divinity at St. Mary's College, St. Andrews. 

His work on Arminianism added to the unsettled condition of 
Ecclesiastical interests in Scotland. King James VI of Scotland, 
afterwards James I of England, being greatly in favor of the Epis- 
copal form of worship, did not recognize the Act of Parliament re- 
storing the liberty of the Presbyterians. 

In order to more definitely depict the situation upon which 
Rutherford exerted a powerful and self-sacrificing influence, we 
quote the following extracts from Hay's Chapter on European Pres- 
byterianism : 

"Presbyierianism came to be quite powerfully organized in the 
vicinity of London even in Elizabeth's day, but it was rather a church 
inside of the state church. Elizabeth closed her reign with an effort 
to settle America, and Virginia takes its name from the "Virgin 
Queen." She was vigorous, skillful, moderately unscrupulous, and 
her court was at the last a center of flattery, monopoly and bad 
morals. 

When she died, James VI of Scotland, ascended the throne as 
James I of England. His mother, Mary, Queen of Scots, had been 
thwarted by the Presbyterians of Scotland, and James himself had 
been in perpetual conflict with them. He was scholarly and skill- 
ful, but profane and drunken withal. The High Church pretensions 
and flattery completely carried the day with his egotism. When he 
was seated on the throne, not only was drunkenness common among 
men, but among women also. 

Throughout the reign of James I, while resisting popery he sought 
only to make himself the Pope of the Episcopal Church in England, 
and that Episcopal Church the only Church in the three kingdoms." 

The one concession he made to the Puritans was to consent to a 
new translation of the Bible, which gave us King James' version. 

What a contrast between the condition of the Court life, and the 
life of Rutherford, the pure and saintly disciple of the Saviour, who 
spent his life and energies in the cause of holiness and truth. 

He was a man of thorough education and highest literary attain- 



ment and when called upon to deliver a sermon before King James 
and his Court he gave the entire address in Latin. 

"On a charge of non-conformity brought against him by the Bis- 
hop of Galloway, he was, by order of the King, held a prisoner in 
Aberdeen from September, 1636, to February, 1638, nearly two 
years. He spoke of his residence there as the Palace of his King." 

He was forbidden to preach, and being denied the privilege of 
serving his beloved Master in any public way, he went about among 
the people praying and exhorting in private families until his influ- 
ence became so great that the prominent men of the city were alarm- 
ed and asked that he be banished from the country. In 1638, before 
his banishment could be accomplished, a revolution overthrew the 
authority of the bishop, and without waiting for permission from the 
King, he escaped from Aberdeen and returned to Anwoth. During 
the same year he was present at the signing of the Covenant of Edin- 
burgh. 

His stay at Anwoth was of short duration, as he removed to the 
picturesque city of St. Andrews in October, 1643, to serve as pastor 
and professor. 

In 1643 he went to London as one of eight commissioners from the 
Church of Scotland to the Westminster Assembly. The grave con- 
siderations of that august body were prolonged several years. The 
first meeting was held Saturday, July 1, 1643, the last February 22, 
1649. Dr. Hays says that "Immediately on the dissolution of the 
Westminster Assembly the Standards adopted by that body were 
adopted by the Presbyterian churches in Scotland and Ireland. The 
Presbyterian system was suppressed almost as soon as set up in Eng- 
land, but the Westminster Standards have remained in Europe and 
in America without change in their essential features until the pres- 
ent time. These Standards consisted of six books, the Confession of 
Faith, the Larger Catechism, Shorter Catechism, Form of Govern- 
ment, Directory of Worship and the Book of Discipline. Whatever 
estimate may be put upon the individual men composing that Assem- 
bly, no set of documents have had so wide an influence and such an 
uninterrupted acceptance and adoption as these same six books." 

The same characteristics that made Samuel Rutherford an able 
member of the important theological bodies of his day, have made 
descendants of his family staunch defenders of the faith in America 



PKEFACE. XXIX 

and pioneers in the establishment of religious work in Colonial days. 
God-fearing, self-respecting members of the community wherever 
their lines may have fallen unto them. 

After Rutherford's sojourn in London, and his labors in the As- 
sembly, he returned to St. Andrews. He was from time to time 
offered the chair of Divinity both at Harderwijk and Utrecht, but 
declined the honors. As to his literary labors, they were begun at 
Anwoth and continued actively during his banishment to Aberdeen. 

In our day of typewriting and other means of hurried communi- 
cation, the true art of letter writing is almost lost. At best the great 
letter writers of the world have been few, and among them Ruther- 
ford is most conspicuous. His letters, aside from high literary merit, 
have within them surpassing elements of inspiration and consecra- 
tion. Published as they were in a volume they were of so great help 
and comfort to the people that they became known as "The Peasant's 
Bible." Cecil is quoted as saying of them : "That book is one of my 
classics." Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler says : "On that same shelf where 
we lay our 'Pilgrim's Progress,' our 'Saints' Rest,' our hymn book, 
and our Bible, we may find a place for the wonderful Letters of Sam- 
uel Rutherford, the great and godly preacher of Anwoth." 

A comprehensive list of his works is given under his name in the 
Encyclopedia Britannica. His "Lex Rex," a dispute for the just 
prerogative of King and people, was given a recognized place among 
early works on constitutional law and survived the bitter opposition 
that caused it to be burned by the hangman in Edinburg and London. 

When Charles II came to the throne, Rutherford was summoned to 
appear in England on a charge of high treason. The message found 
him ill unto death, and he sent the following reply : "I have another 
summons from a Superior Judge. I behoove to answer my first sum- 
mons and ere your day I will be where too few kings or great men 
ever come." He had for thirteen years been rector of the University 
of Aberdeen, and "when the news reached Parliament that he was 
dying, some of the sycophants of the profligate Charles proposed to 
vote that he should not die as rector of the University. Lord Bur- 
leigh arose and said : 'You cannot vote him out of heaven.' " 

The saintly life of Rutherford terminated in a death that was 
triumphant in Christian faith and hope. His last words were, 
"Glory, Glory dwelleth in Emmanuel's land." 



XXX PREFACE. 

A beautiful hyum of nineteen verses was written on these last 
words of Kutherford by Mrs. Anna Ross Cousin, three of which 
follow : 

"The sands of time are sinking, 

The dawn of Heaven breaks ; 
The summer morn I've sighed for — 

The fair sweet mom awakes; 
Dark, dark hath been the midnight. 

But dayspring is at hand. 
And glory, glory dwelleth 

In ImmanueFs land. 

I have borne scorn and hatred; 

I have borne wrong and shame ; 
Earth's proud ones have reproached me, 

For Christ's thrice blessed name. 
Where God His seal set fairest. 

They've stamped their foulest brand; 
But judgment shines like noonday 

In Immanuel's land. 

They've summoned me before them. 

But there I may not come ; 
My Lord says Tome up higher,' 

My Lord says "Welcome Home.' 
My kingly King, at His white throne. 

My presence doth command. 
Where glory, glory dwelleth 

In Immanuel's land." 



GENEALOGY. 

Descendants of John Walker 

OF T^^IGTON. 



JOEL Walker, of Ohio (afterwards removed to Iowa), kept a 
record of the Walker family, and from this Andrew Walker, of Mc- 
Donough Co., 111., made a copy in 1856. This record covered a per- 
iod of about one hundred and fifty years, and furnished the founda- 
tion for the present work. 

The "Joel A¥alker Eecord" states that "in the Walker ancestry the 
name extends only three generations back, when it loses itself in the 
Eutherford family, then farther back than we have any authentic 
information of the Eutherfords in the line of ancestry are the Alleins. 

JOHN" Eutherford lived on the Eiver Tweed in Scotland ; was m. 
to Isabella Allein. From Scotland he with his family moved to Co. 
Down, Ireland, where he d. in his 84th year, and his wife in her 82nd 
year. Isabella was the dau. of Eev. Joseph Allein, author of "Allein's 
Alarm." See sketch of the Allein Family. John and Isabella had 
eight children, viz. : 

a. Thomas Eutherford, who d. the day he was to have been m. 

b. Jolm Eutherford, m. in Ireland and had 4 children +. 

c. James Eutherford, m. his cousin Margaret McMahan and 

came to America in Oct., 1738. 3 children +. 

d. Samuel Eutherford, 



All -D x-u P 1 ( twins, both d. young. 

e. Allen Eutherford, ' jo 

f. Elizabeth Eutherford, m. Hugh Hudson; came to America 

and settled in Maryland. 6 children +. 

g. Esther Eutherford. No account of her. 

h. Katherine Eutherford, m. John Walker in Wigton, Jan. 7, 
1702 +. 



-3 



ii DESCENDANTS OF 

JOHN" Eutherford (b) had 4 children, viz. : 

a. Thomas Eutherford. 

b. John Eutherford. 

c. Esther Eutherford. 

d. Elizabeth Eutherford. 

JAMES Eutherford (c) and his wife Margaret McMahan had 3 
children, viz. : 

a. Samuel Eutherford (born deaf). 

b. Jane Eutherford. 

c. Isabel Eutherford. 

ELIZABETH Eutherford (f ) and Hugh Hudson were the par- 
ents of 6 children, viz. : 

a. John Hudson. 

b. Thomas Hudson. 

c. William Hudson. 

d. Margaret Hudson. 

e. Mary Hudson. 

f. Jane Hudson. 

1. JOHN" Walker, of Wigton, the first of the name that is known 
to us, lived and d. as we suppose in Wigton. He m. Jane McKnight ; 
of their children the names of only two are known to us : 

2. John Walker, who married Katherine Eutherford and emi- 

grated, first to Scotland and from there to America. 11 
children +. 

3. Alexander Walker, brother of the emigrant John, never that 

we know of left Scotland. He m., but name of vidfe not 
known. The names of only three of his children are known. 
These three came to America with their uncle, John, and 
all married and left children +. 

JOHN Walker (2), b. in Wigton, Scotland, m. Katherine Euther- 
ford Jan. 7, 1702, in Scotland. From Scotland he moved his family 
and settled near the town of Newry, Ireland. He and family with 
three of his brother Alexander's children left Strangford bay in May, 
1726 (another record says 28 or 30) on board a vessel commanded 



JOHN WALKER. 3 

by Eicliard Walker, and landed in Maryland Aug. 2. He trans- 
ported his family and settled in Chester Co., Pa., where he d. in 
Sept., 1734; his wife d. in 1738; both buried at Nottinghan Meeting 
House in Chester Co., Pa. 

Most of the family left Penn. and settled in Eoekbridge and ad- 
joining counties in Va. John Walker contemplated such a move, 
and had been to Va. a short time previous to his death and selected 
a farm upon which he erected a small building. 

Katherine Eutherford was a dau. of John Eutherford and Isabella 
Allein. See sketch of the Allein family. 

Eleven children, as follows : 

4. Elizabeth Walker, m. John Campbell +. 

5. John Walker, m. Ann Houston (or Hudson) +. 

6. James Walker, m. Mary Guffy +. 

7. Thomas Walker (d. young). 

8. William Walker (d. young). 

9. Jane Walker, m. James Moore +. 

10. Samuel Walker, m. Jane Patterson +. 

11. Alexander Walker, m. Jane Hammer (or Hummer) +. 

12. Esther Walker (d. young). 

13. Joseph Walker, m. 1st Nancy McClung, m. 2nd Grizelda 

McCrosky +. 

14. Mary Walker, no account of her, but one record states that 

she d. young. She may have been the Mary Walker who m. 
John Montgomery of the Eevolution, and after his d. she 
m. a William Patterson ; she lived to be 104 years old. 

ELIZABETH Walker^' (4) (John^), b. April, 1703; m. John 
Campbell of Kirnan in Ireland. They came to America with her 
father. Both d. in Virginia, she in 1787, at the age of 84 years. 

JOHN Campbell, the Duke of Argyle, is said to be buried between 
the towns of Fleming and Maysville, Ky. He was banished from 
Scotland at the time of the Presbyterian persecutions ; he, being the 
eldest son, was the heir of the Duke, his father. Parliament, some 
time in the fifties — 1850-62, passed a special act laying aside certain 
monies for the benefit of the heirs of John Walker Campbell, right- 
ful Duke of Argyle (Martha Orchard Malott, of Bloomington, Ind., 
furnished this information regarding the Campbell family). Of the 



4 DESCENDANTS OF 

9 children of John and Elizabeth Campbell, 3 came to America and 
settled in Penn., going from there to Va. and settling near Staunton, 
probably about 1744. 9 children viz. : 

15. John Campbell, d. on the passage tc; America. 

16. Esther Campbell, m. Alexander McKinney. 

17. Mary Campbell, m. David Chambers. 

18. Eachel Campbell, m. Thomas Dobbins. 

19. Elizabeth Campbell, d. young. 

20. Jane Campbell, m. Alexander McPheeters +. 

21. John Walker Campbell, m. Martha Spears; they had no chil- 

dren, but adopted and raised a nephew, John Poage Camp- 
bell. Was known as Major Campbell. 

22. Elizabeth Campbell, m. James Wallace. 

23. Eobert Campbell, m. Eebecca Wallace. He came to Augusta 

Co. prior to 1744 and purchased 350 acres of land from the 
patentees of Beverly Manor. He was appointed (by Gov. 
Gooch) one of the early magistrates of Augusta; was an 
educated gentlemen, religious and enterprising as to the 
public good. When an elderly man he removed to Ky. He 
with Gen. Poage, Gen. Hughes and Gen. Thomas, bought 
ten thousand acres of rich land in the Mayslick neighbor- 
hood. They finally settled in Mason Co., Ky. The name 
of only one of their children is known. 

JOHN Poage Campbell* (24) (Robert^ Elizabeth^, John^), b. in 
Augusta Co., Va., in 1767; was a highly intellectual and religious 
man ; was adopted and educated by his uncle. Major John W. Camp- 
bell. When 13 years of age his family removed to Mason Co., Ky. 
He was given the advantage of the best schools among which were 
Hampton, Sidney and Liberty Hall, graduating from the former in 
1788, and from the Theo. department of the latter in 1792; was the 
pastor of Timber Ridge Church for awhile. After removing to Ken- 
tucky he took charge of the churches at Smyrna, Flemingsburg, 
Danville, Lexington and other places. Officiated as chaplain of the 
Legislature in 1811. He was a ready and prolific writer, the most 
striking of his works being "Letters to a Gentleman of The Bar." 
He was a linguist, naturalist, antiquarian and divine; has been 
spoken of as one of the most accomplished men of his times. He was 
m. three times — (1) to a Miss Crawford of Virginia, (2) to Miss 



JOHX WALKER. 5 

Poage of Kentuck}', and lastly to Isabella McDowell, dau. of Col. 
James McDowell of Lexington. He d. Nov. 14, 1814; left 9 children. 

JANE CampbelP (20) (Elizabeth^ John^), m. Alexander Mc- 
Pheeters, a relative of Eev. William McPheeters. She d. Sept. 21, 
1816. He d. Oct. 1, 1798. 8 children, viz.: 

25. Alexander McPheeters. 

26. John McPheeters. 

27. Martha McPheeters. 

28. Jane McPheeters. 

29. Ann McPheeters. 

30. Eebecca McPheeters. 

31. Eobert McPheeters, m. Jane Scott. He d. 1856 +. 

32. James McPheeters, b. Jan. 1, 1777, d. Jan. 15, 1855 +. 

The old homestead of Alex. McPheeters still stands in Augusta 
Co. owned by William A. McPheeters, a grandson of Eobert Mc- 
Pheeters, No. 31. 

EOBEET McPheeters (31), m. Jane Scott. 2 children, viz. : 

33. Jane Elizabeth McPheeters. 

34. Archibald McPheeters +. 

AECHIBALD McPheeters (34), m. Mary Jane Brown. 4 cliil- 
dren, viz. : 

35. Mary Jane Elizabeth McPheeters. 

36. Jerusha Matilda McPheeters. 

37. Eobert Preston McPheeters. 

38. William Alexander McPheeters. 

JAMES McPheeters^ (32) (Jane% Eliz.-, John^), m. Polly 
Crockett Apr. 29, 1802. 10 children were b. to them of whom one 
was 

39. Martha McPheeters, b. Apr. 5, 1808, d. July 25, 18—; 

m. Samuel Orchard May 27, 1830. 8 children were b. to 
them of whom one was 

40. Mary Elizabeth Orchard, b. Apr. 26, 1831. She m. Clelland 

F. Dodds July 30, 1850. Their son, 

41. A. J. Dodds, lives at Chattanooga, Tenn. 



6 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

JOHN Walker^ (5) (John^), eldest son of John, the emigrant, b. 
March, 1705, m. Ann Houston (or Hudson) March, 1734. They 
moved from Penn. in company with his brother-in-law, John Camp- 
bell, and settled in Augusta Co., Va. The Walker's and Hay's soon 
removed to Eockbridge Co., the creek on which they settled being 
named for these two families. Prom John and his wife Ann are de- 
scended the Stuarts, Todds and Prices of Ky. He d. on Clinch Elver 
in 1778. She d. in Xorth Carolina. Their 9 children were : 

42. Susanna Walker, m. Patrick Porter. 

43. Mary Walker, m. Andrew Cowen (a Colonial soldier. See 

Ya. Magazine, vol. 8, p. 280). 

44. Jane Walker, m. William Cowen. 

45. Hetty Walker, m. Eobert Bell. 

46. John Walker, m. a Miss Long. Gov. William Walker of 

Nebraska Ter. was their grandson +. 

47. Samuel Walker, killed by the Indians on Clinch Eiver in 

Ya., May, 1778. 

48. Margaret Walker, m. John Judy. 

49. Ann Walker, m. Samuel Cowen. 

50. Martha Walker, m. Alexander ilontgomery. 

JOHN Walker^ (46) (John-, John^), m. Miss Long. Nothing is 
known of this family except that their son William was stolen by the 
Indians when about 11 years old and carried off and raised by them. 

WILLIAM Walker (51), b. about 1770 ; captured by the Indians, 
see sketch; m. Catherine Eankin about 1792. She was b. June 4, 
1771, d. Dec, 1844. He d. at Upper Sanduskj^ Jan. 22, 1824. She 
was a dau. of James Eankin of T3Tone, Ireland, and his wife Mary 
Montour. See sketch of Madam Montour. 

52. John E. Walker, b. Oct. 14, 1789 ; m. + 

53. James Walker, b. Jan. 17, 1792, d. May 27, 1830. 

54. Isaac Walker, b. April 9, 1794 +. 

55. Elizabeth Walker, b. Oct. 29, 1796. 

56. William Walker, b. March 5, 1799 +. 

57. Samuel Walker, b. July 19, 1801. Nothing is known of him. 

58. Nancy Walker, b. Dec. 22, 1803 +. 

59. Maria Walker, b. August 9, 1807 +. 

60. Matthew Walker, b. June 17, 1810 +. 

61. Joel Walker, b. Julv 17, 1813 +. 



JOHN WALKER. 7 

JOHN R. Walker (53), b. Oct. 14, 1789; m. and lived near 
Detroit. He is mentioned in the Treaty of Sept. 29, 1817, concluded 
at the foot of the Eapids of the Miami. There it says : 

"To Catherine Walker, a Wyandot woman, and to Jolm R. Walker, 
her son, who was wounded in the service of the United States at the 
battle of Maugaugon in 1812, a section of 640 acres of land each, to 
begin at the N". W. corner of the tract hereby granted to John Van- 
meter and his wife's brothers, and to run with the line thereof south 
320 poles thence and from the beginning west for a quantity." 

One record says he had a son whose name was : 

62. John T. Walker. 

ISAAC Walker^ (54) (William*, John^. John^ John^), one of 
the founders of Wyandot City, now known as Kansas City, Kan.; 
m. and had children, one of whom was 

63. Isaiah P. Walker +. 

ISAIAH P. Walker« (63) (Isaac^ William*, John^ John^, 
John^), b. July 29, 1826; m. Mary Williams Feb. 13, 1853. She 
was b. Apr. 1, 1830. He d. June, 1886. 7 children, viz. : 

64. Emma Charlotte Walker, b. Mar. 22, 1854, d. Mar. 12, 

1888 +. 

65. Alice Rebecca Walker, b. Oct. 4, 1855, d. Nov. 28, 1892 +. 

66. Blanche Amanda Walker, b. Mar. 2G, 1857 +. 

67. Thomas Earl Walker, b. May 4, 1859 +. 

68. Lulu Mary Walker, b. Feb. 13, 1862 +. 

69. Isaac Sharp Walker, b. May 19, 1865 ; m. Nov. 30, 1898, to 

Eva Bell Lemons. 

70. Nicholas Oliver Walker, b. Sept. 5, 1870; went to California 

to take charge of an Indian School. 

EMMA CHARLOTTE Walker (64), m. John F. Hamlin Aug. 
12, 1874. Their home is in Kansas City, Kan. 2 children : 

71. Carrie Marie Hamlin, b. May 12, 1875. 

72. Paul Ingram Hamlin, b. Mar. 12, 1880. 

ALICE REBECCA Walker (65), m. William J. Boone of Vir- 
ginia Mar. 12, 1874. 5 children, viz. : 



O DESCENDANTS OF 

73. Octavius C. Boone, b. Feb. 3, 1875. 

74. Alice Eebecca Boone, b. July 29, 1880. 

75. Charlotte Davis Boone, b. Feb. 28, 1886. 

76. Walker Lane Boone, b. Oct. 6, 1888. 

77. Cecelia May Boone, b. May 13, 1892. 

OCTAVIUS C. Boone (73), m. Bell Hogan May 7, 1897. One 
child, viz. : 

78. Blanch Boone, b. Jan. 26, 1898. 

BLANCH AMANDA Walker^ (66) (Isaiah^ Isaac^ William^ 
John^ John^, John^), m. M. C. Mnrdock Nov. 12, 1888. Their 
home is in Seneca, Mo. One child, viz. : 

79. Ehoda Danforth Murdock, b. Dec. 12, 1893. 

THOMAS EAEL Walker^ (67) (Isaiah", Isaac^ William*, John^, 
John^, Jolm^) ; resides in Wyandotte, Indian Ter. ; b. May 4, 1859; 
m. Cora E. Zane Nov. 24, 1888. 1 child : 

80. Kenneth Danforth Walker, b. April 18, 1891. 

LULA MAEY Walker^ (68) (Isaiah«, Isaac% William*, John^ 
John^, John^), b. Feb. 13, 1862; m. Jolm H. Tobien Nov. 14, 1883. 
2 children: 

81. Earl Walker Tobien, b. Aug. 21, 1888. 

82. Junior Danforth Tobein, b. April 29, 1894. 

WILLIAM Walker^ (56) (William*, John^ John^ John^), b. 
March 5, 1799. He m. Hannah Barrett April 8th, 1824. She died 
Dec. 7, 1863. He then m. for his second Avife Mrs. Evelina J. Bar- 
• lett at Dudley, Hardin County, Ohio, on the 6th day of April, 1865. 
There were no children by 2nd marriage. The two wives were re- 
lated by marriage. William Walker was a member of the Methodist 
Church. Their oldest child : 

83. James Finlay Walker, b. and d. in ] 835. 
Five children who lived to grow up, viz. : 

84. Martha Eound Walker, b. May 21, 1826; m. William Gil- 

more Sept. 18, 1849 ; m. Wm. A. Beeding, and for her 3d 
husband, Jesse B. Barrett. She d. in Clay Co., Mo. 




Gov. William Walker. 
Catiiekixe Raxkix Walker. 



/ 

JOHN WALKER, 9 

85. Henry Clay Walker, b. Jan. 12, 1829, d. Oct. 16, 1842. 

86. Sophia Walker, b. Oct. 11, 1830, d. Jiily 4, 1861 +. 

87. Harriet Walker, b. Apr. 15, 1833. 

88. Nancy Walker, b. Dec. 22, 18—. 

SOPHIA Walker^ (86) (William^ William% John^ John% 
John^), b. Oct. 11, 1830, d. July 4, 1861. She m. David V. Clement 
April 5, 1853. She d. July 4, 1861. They had one child : 

89. Inez Theressa Clement^ (Sophia^, William^ William^ John^, 

Jolin-, Jolm^), b. Oct. 3, 1855. She m. James Hanglin; 
resides in Texas. 

HAEEIET Walker^ (87) (William^ William^ John^ John^, 
John^), b. Apr. 15, 1833, d. Dec. 30, 1863. She m. May 18, 1856, 
Henry Matthew McMullan. He was a Southerner and a clerk in the 
U. S. Surveyor General's office then at Wyandotte. It is probable 
that he died or was killed in the Confederate army. 2 children : 

90. William McMullan, b. Feb. 20, 1858. He m. Mrs. Andrus 

B. Northrup, and is living in Kansas City, Kas. No chil- 
dren. 

91. John McMullan, b. Jan. 7, 1850; lives in California. 

NANCY Walker^ (88) (William^ William% John^ John-, 
John^), b. Dec. 22, 1803; m. Geo. Garrett, bro. of Chas. B. She d. 
Oct. 18, 1886. He d. Feb. 17, 1846, aged 46. 6 children as follows : 

92. Joel Garrett, m. Eliza Jane Ayres; b. June 18, 1826, d. Aug. 

25, 1862. One child. 

93. Theodore Garrett, b. Aug. 27, 1828; m. Isabella Nelson, a 

sister of Capt. Geo. P. Nelson, at Upper Sandusky, 0. 

94. Edward Garrett, b. May 21, 1831, d. Aug. 26, 1877; un- 

married. 

95. Mary Garrett, b. Sept. 11, 1833; m. (1) Joseph Guilford, 

(2) Sanford Haff. 6 children +. 

96. Lydia Garrett, b. Sept. 11, 1836, d. young. 

97. Nancy Garrett, b. Nov. 26, 1838, d. Aug. 4, 1855. 

JOEL Garrett (92), b. June 18, 1826; m. Eliza Jane Ayers in 
1849. One child, viz. : 



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98. Isiina Garrett, b. Aug. 23, 1859; m. Charles C. Trantum 
Mar. 10, 1893. He was b. Dec. 19, 1863. 3 children, viz. : 
99. Isabel Trantum, b. Feb. 3, 1893. 

100. John Thomas Trantum, b. Mar. 39, 1895. 

101. Joel Garrett Trantum, b. Aug. 8, 1897, d. Mar. 10, 1899. 

MARY Garrett" (95) (Nancy^ William*, John^ John^ John^), 
b. Sept. 11, 1833 ; m. Joseph Gillford May 8, 1863. They had 3 
children. He d. Oct., 1866. She then m. Sanford Haff Oct., 1869. 
He was b. in Northern Ohio Sept. 15, 1837; served in the 100th Ohio 
Eegiment in the war; came to Kansas in the spring of 1868 ; studied 
law. Their home is at Muncie, Kan. The six children were : 

103. Forest Guillford, b. June 18, 1863; m. Miss Reardon. 3 
children. 

103. George Guillford, b. Aug. 16, 1864, d. . 

104. Joseph Guillford, b. Aug. 13, 1866, d. Mar., 1877 ; m. Mary 
. 3 children. 

105. William Half, b. Oct. 10, 1870, d. June 30, 1873. 

106. Nina Haff, b. Mar. 17, 1874, d. Dec. 33, 1877. 

107. Fred Haff, b. Mar. 31, 1876, d. Apr. 36, 1896. 

MAEIA Walker^ (59) (William*, John^ Jolm^, John^), b. Aug. 
9, 1807. She m. Charles B. Garrett at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Oct. 
31, 1836. He was b. in Greenbrier Co., Ya. (now W. Va.), Oct. 38, 
1794; son of William and Winnaford (Bolt) Garrett. Chas. Gar- 
rett was in the war of 1818; m. (1) Kittie White of Va. She d. 
1833. He m. Maria Walker as stated above and was adopted into the 
Wyandot tribe soon after; came west with the Wyandots in 1843. 
He d. Dec. 3, 1867; buried in the Old Huron Place Cemetery in 
Kansas City, Kas., where the marble shaft that marks his grave can 
still be seen ; his wife was buried in the same lot. The home of their 
son Russell was in the old Belvidore House at the corner of Fourth 
St. and Nebraska Ave. Chas. Garrett and Maria his wife lived on 
the street now known as North Seventh St., in Kansas City, Kas. 
There were 3 children by the first marriage and 7 by the second. 
The children of Chas. and Maria Walker Garrett will be found, Nos. 
1056—1063 +. 



JOHN WALKER. 11 

MATTHEW KALEIGH Walker^ (60) (William^ John^ John-, 
John^), b. June 17, 1810, d. Oct. 14, 1860. Probate Judge of 
Leavenworth County, Kas., and officer in Grand Lodge. His Indian 
name translated means twisting the forest. He organized the first 
Masonic Lodge in Kansas. In 1843 he Avith Silas Armstrong was 
sent beyond the Miss, to locate a new home for the Wyandots. They 
went as far west as Salina, Kas., but finally decided to settle at the 
mouth of the Kaw Eiver, where they bought a tract of land seven or 
eight miles in extent. Married Lydia Brown Ladd at Worthington, 
Ohio, Sept. 3, 1840. She was born at Washington, Ehode Island, 
May 18, 1817, d. May 29, 1884; dau. of John W. and Lydia Sweet 
Brown Ladd and niece of Nicholas Brown, founder of Brown Uni- 
versity. 7 children were b. to them as follows : 

108. AdeHne Walker, b. at Upper Sandusky, 0., June 17, 1841; 

m, Francis DeWitt Crane, formerly of New York, Oct. 
15, 1867. No children. 

109. Sarah Louise Walker, b. Upper Sandusky April 11, 1843, 

d. Aug. 19, 1898. 

110. Thomas Gilmer Walker, b. Wyandotte, Kas., Feb. 11, 1845. 

Single in 1900. Lives in Wyandotte, Indian Ter. 

111. Malcolm Walker, b. Wyandotte, Kas., July 16, 1847; m. 

Mrs. Jane Garrett, widow of Byron Garrett ; wife d. leav- 
ing one child, viz. : 

115. Louisa Brown Walker, d., aged 12 years. 

112. Percy Ladd Walker, b. Wyandotte Sept. 1, 1849 ; m. Mary 

M. Audrain. 5 children. 

113. Clarence Fenner Walker, b. Wyandotte Sept. 6, 1851. 

114. Lillian Walker, b. Wyandotte May 3, 1854. President of a 

Literary Club in Kansas City, Kas., and a well known 
writer; m. John Augustus Hale Nov. 10, 1875. He was 
b. in Foxcroft, Maine, Aug. 7, 1851; son of Augustus 
Hale and Lydia Chase Fisher. Children: 

116. Lydia Emily Hale, b. Nov. 12, 1877. 

117. Lillian Augustus Hale, b. March 6, 1887. 

JOEL Walker^ (61) (William*, John^ John^, John^), a brother 
of Gov. William; was b. according to the old family Bible, July 17, 
1813. In Gov. Walker's journal the date is given as Feb. 18, 1813, 
and on his monument we find still another date, Feb. 17, 1813 ; that 



12 DESCENDANTS 0? 

recorded in the Bible is probably correct. He was b. in Canada West. 
He m., in Franklin Co., Ohio, Mary Ann Ladd, a sister of Lydia 
Ladd, May 19, 1844. She was b. July 1, 1819, and d. Jan. 8, 1886. 
Children of Joel and Mary Walker : 

118. Florence Walker, b. March 20, 1845, d. Oct. 6, 1845. 

119. Maria Walker, b. June 17, 1847, d. Feb. 36, 1891. She m. 

Nicholas McAlpine. 

120. Justin Walker, b. April 6, 1849. 

121. Ida E. Walker, b. Feb. 22, 1851, d. Feb. 16, 1866. 

122. Everett Walker, b. Aug. 27, 1853, d. March 30, 1888. 

MAEIA Walker^ (119) (JoeP, Winiam% John^ John^, John^), 
m. Nicholas McAlpine June 21, 1866. Their home is in Kansas 
City, Kas. He was b. in Co. Down, Ireland, April 5, 1835. Their 
children were 4, as follows : 

123. Kobert L. McAlpine, b. May 8, 1867. 

124. Jessie S. McAlpine, b. July 19, 1874. 

125. Mary A. McAlpine, b. Jan. 24, 1882. 

126. John W. McAlpine, b. June 30, 1887. 

127. One d. young. 

All the data concerning the life of William Walker's family fur- 
nished by William E. Connelly of Topeka, Kas. 

In a series of letters to the Wyandotte Gazette in 1870, entitled the 
"Olden Time," Governor William Walker said that his father was 
captured when only a child, by the Delaware Indians and afterward 
sold to the Wyandot Indians, in Eockbridge County, Virginia, about 
1774, or about the period of Dunmore's War. He was a son of Mr. 
Walker, who was one of the Walker family noted from Pennsylvania 
to Mississippi for brilliant and influential men. The Pennsylvanian 
named Walker, who was appointed Governor of Kansas Territory 
from Mississippi, was a relation of Governor Walker*. 

The child captured in the Valley of Virginia by the Wyandots 
was brought to the Wyandot Nation where he grew up (see Letter 
No. 4 "Olden Time" above referred to). His name was William 
Walker. When he grew up he married Catharine Eankin, daughter 



♦This statement is taken from the William Walker Manuscript Correspondence in the 
Draper Collection of the Wisconsin State Historical Society's archives. 



JOHN WALKER. 13 

of James Eankin from Tyrone, Ireland. Eankin was a trader in 
Detroit where he married a Wyandot girl whose name was Mary 
Montour, and who belonged to the Big Turtle Clan of the Wyandots. 
Eankin was well to do and had his children carefully educated. 

I have seen it stated that William Walker, St., and his wife were 
taken captive by the British and held as prisoners on board a British 
warship. 

The subject of this brief sketch was born in 1765, in or near 
Greenbrier, some of his relatives say, Eockbridge County, Va. He 
was captured by a war party of the Delawares in the early part of the 
summer of 1781, being then eleven years of age. There was in the 
neighborhood a small stockade or temporary fort, to which the in- 
habitants fled for safety whenever an alarm was raised. The settlers, 
at the time this attack was made, were entirely off their guard; noth- 
ing calculated to excite their alarm had occurred for a long time, and 
all, old and young, male and female, were busily engaged in their 
fields. Young Walker and (I think) his uncle were ploughing corn, 
the former riding the horse and the other holding the plough. When 
coming out at the ends of the rows and in the act of turning, they 
were fired upon from beliind the fence wounding the man in both 
arms. The lad sprang from the horse and both fled towards the fort. 
He was captured before getting out of the field and the wounded 
man overtaken and killed within a few yards of the fort. No attack 
was made on the fort, though there was only a few women and chil- 
dren in it. The invading party commenced a rapid retreat and after 
traveling four or five miles halted in a thick wood, from which a 
reconnoitering party returned to the invaded district. In the after- 
noon the party returned to the place of rendezvous ladened with 
plunder and accompanied by another party of Delawares which the 
prisoner had not seen before, and to their mutual astonishment aunt 
and nephew met. Mrs. Cowen was captured in another part of the 
neighborhood by this second party. This was a distinct party, 
though they moved and traveled together. These two were the only 
prisoners they took. (No account is given of the ransom and return 
of Mrs. Cowen, although from what he says she was undoubtedly 
ransomed and returned.) 

Then commenced the return march which was attended with much 
fatigue and suffering, and to add to their distress, notwithstanding 
the country abounded with game, yet the warriors were singularly 
unfortunate in their hye hunts. They traveled several days on a very 



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small allowance of dried meat, still urging their way as fast as they 
could consistently with the power of endurance of the prisoners — 
still fearing a pursuit and rescue. To their great joy the warriors 
killed a fat buffalo just as they were camping. 

During their march to the Ohio Eiver he availed himself of the 
opportunity of breaking to his aunt his intended attempt at an es- 
cape; but she promptly interposed her objections to so rash an act 
which could not be otherwise than a failure, and which would, in all 
probability, bring upon them fatal consequences; pointing out to 
him the impossibility of successfully eluding pursuit and recapture 
and the certainty of his perishing from hunger even if he eluded 
capture. Crossing the Ohio, all hope of a rescue died within them. 
They ejaculated a long farewell to home, family and dear friends; 
their hearts sickened and sank within them ; but their cup of anguish 
was not yet full, for here the two parties separated. The aunt and 
nephew bade adieu to each other. It was the last sad adieu — they 
never met again. 

The party having the young captive proceeded direct to the Indian 
settlement on the Scioto, where, resting a few days, proceeded to their 
villages on the Whetstone, now Delaware, Ohio, where he underwent 
the discipline of running the gauntlet; out of which, as he frequent- 
ly stated, he came with very little bodily injury. He was then adopt- 
ed into, as he said, "a very good family and treated with kindness.'^ 
The clan to which he belonged seemed more inclined to the chase and 
other peaceful pursuits than "following the war path." How long 
he remained with his adopted relatives I am unable to determine, 
four or five years at least. His party attending a council at Detroit, 
the subject under consideration being the treaty concluded at Fort 
Mcintosh the winter before, these Delawares there met with a large 
body of Wyandotts, among which was an adopted white man named 
Adam Brown, who had been captured in Dunmore's war, when a 
man grown, in Greenbrier County by the Wyandotts, adopted and 
was married, was influential and respected by the tribe. The youth 
attracted his attention, and a conversation in English ensued, the 
latter not having entirely forgotten his native language. Brown, 
finding out where he was from and knowing his family, determined 
upon ransoming him. Negotiations for this purpose were opened, 
but here an almost insurmountable obstacle presented itself. It was 
contrary to Indian customs and usages to sell an adopted person, on 
account of the reputed ties of relationship. This with the unwilling- 



JOHN WALKER. 15 

ness of the family into which he was adopted to part with him, ren- 
dered the project a hopeless one. The influence of the Wyandott 
Chiefs and that of the Military Commandant were invoked. An 
official speech to be delivered to the Delawares by Skan-ho-nint (one 
bark canoe), was agreed upon, which proving unavailing, the at- 
tempt was to be abandoned as fruitless. The points taken may be 
thus briefly stated: We Wyandotts are your uncles and you Dela- 
wares are our nephews. This, you admit. Where, then, would be 
the violation of our law and custom if, all parties being agreed, an 
adopted nephew should choose to reside in the family of his uncle? 
This would be only an interchange of those social amenities which 
are proper among relations ; there would be no purchase in the case ; 
your uncle would be loath indeed to insult his nephews with an offer 
to purchase their adopted son. Our father, the Commander, who 
joins with us, promises, as an earnest of his good will towards his 
Delaware children for their compliance with his and your uncles' 
"wishes, to make your hearts glad (with rum) and bestow upon you, 
and especially upon the immediate family of the youth, valuable 
presents out of the King's store house, such as blankets, cloths, guns, 
ammunition, &c." (Here the Commandant confirmed the promises.) 
After the delivery of the speech, time for deliberation was asked for 
and granted. Whether the argument was deemed conclusive against 
the objections, or the promised presents acted as a salve to their con- 
sciences, it is sufficient to state that the Delawares acceded to the 
proposition, and next day the transfer was duly made. The subject 
of these negotiations knew but little about the details of these doings 
beyond the transfer, and being content to remain with his newly 
formed acquaintances, gave himself but little concern about them. 

I wish tliis transaction to be placed on record as a part of our sub- 
ject's history, to correct the false statements made by the descendants 
of Brown, that he was bought as a slave from the Delawares and that 
he (Brown) paid a large amount for him; when in truth, he had 
been adopted into the tribe or clan of Buc,an,ge,he, six years before 
the transfer. jSTor did Brown pay a shilling in the way of ransom. 
These facts were derived from the Delawares themselves, through 
Anderson, Hendricks, and other aged chiefs, whom he met at the 
treaty of Greenville in the summer of 1814, in answer to his enquiries 
into the particulars of his transfer, and are undoubtedly true. The 
misstatements of his unworthy descendants should not detract in the 
least from his good name, as a kind hearted and humane man, as he 



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was, in after years, well requited, and that in a substantial form for 
his kindness to his young friend, by opening the door of the debtor's 
cell and releasing his benefactor who, through the prodigality of his 
numerous family had become involved in h large amount. Dismiss- 
ing this episode, we proceed. 

With Brown he lived till he was twenty-one or two, when he was 
married to a Miss Catharine Eankin, daughter of James Eankin (a 
wealthy trader, formerly connected with the Hudson'sBay Company) 
and a Wyandott woman. Miss Eankin was educated in Pittsburg 
and returned to Detroit after her father's death. 

He settled near Brownstown (now Gibralter), "Wayne County, 
Mich. Here he acquired, under the existing laws of Congress, nine 
hundred acres of land, on which he resided till the war of 1812. 
(To be continued next week.) 



Dear Sir : — Your letter I rec'd a few days ago, and in compliance 
with your request, have commenced a running sketch of my father's 
life. I am still afflicted with opthalomai, and can only write 20 or 
30 minutes at a time. I will resume next week. 

If you ascertain the name of the Military Com't at Detroit, at the 
time referr'd to, please supply it. Lord Dorchester was then GTov'r 
General of the Canadas. 

I am respectfully yours, 

Wm. Walker. 

Wyandott City, K. T., March 21, '60. 



Wyandott City, March 28, '60. 
Dear Sir: 

Enclosed I send you my second series of the life of my venerated 
father, and I think I shall be able to close it next week or the week 
following. 

I do not know how you may like the plan I have thus far pursued, 
perhaps too prolix, perhaps too concise. I would like to hear from 
you on this point tho' it may be too late for me to avail myself of the 
suggestions. 

I shall state in my next or the one following the ransom and return 
of Mrs. Cowan to Virginia. 



JOHN WALKER. 17 

Of the Gabriel Walker mentioned in your letter, we had heard, 
but they were not related to my father. 

Of Abraham Kuhn I can gather but few particulars. He died at 
Lower Sandusky some years before the last war, of smallpox, leaving 
three children, George, Aaron and Margaret. One of his greatgrand- 
sons I have with me, being my ward. 

Yours, 

Wm. Walker. 



WILLIAM WALKER— Continued. 

Having settled at Gros Roche, now Gibralter, about 1790, turned 
his attention to the peaceful pursuits of agriculture, and in endeavor- 
ing to acquire an education under the tuition of his wife, in which 
he made rapid progress. 

His debut in public life was his efforts in aiding the pacific meas- 
ures of Commissioners Lincoln, Eandolph and Pickering in 1793. 
Tho' young he had acquired a considerable influence with the Wyan- 
dotts, Delawares, Muncies, &c., and attended the councils held by the 
Comrs. with the Indians. Here the wrath of the British Indian 
Agents was roused against him by his earnest advice to abandon a.^ 
hopeless the idea, to which they clung with so much tenacity, of mak- 
ing the Ohio River the boundary. He also took an active part in 
bringing about the Wayne treaty of 1795. Having now acquired a 
thorough knowledge of the Wyandott tongue, and being so far capa- 
ble as to speak it with fluency, was employed as a Government Inter- 
preter, and attended all of the councils and treaties held subse- 
quently up to 1830. By his devotion and fidelity to his country, his 
integrity and exemplary life {a rara avis on that frontier at that 
time) he secured the confidence of (the unfortunate) Gov. after- 
wards, Gen. Hull, Gen. Harrison and Gov. Cass. 

After his entrance into public life, the Government was no longer 
necessitated to employ such Wyandott interpreters as Simon Girty, 
Samuel Sanders and others of lesser note; the former could only 
speak a patois or mixture of Seneca and Wyandott, and whose in- 
tegrity and veracity might well be questioned where the subject mat- 
ter under discussion came in conflict with his partizan feeling or in- 
terest. 

Brown's and Walker's lands adjoined, the former known as 



18 DESCENDANTS OF 

Brownstown and the latter as before stated, as Gros Roche, and the 
two lived as neighbors upon the most amicable terms. Upon the 
declaration of war in 1812, the latter was appointed Special Indian 
Agent, and was instructed to exert his influence with the Indians to 
observe a strict neutrality in the contest about commencing between 
the belligerent powers ; that being the policy adopted by the Admin- 
istration — a most unwise policy, as bitter after experience fully 
demonstrated, and forced the Government to abandon it, and then 
"beat up volunteers" among the loyal Indian tribes. The position 
was arduous and perplexing, and at the same time perilous to him- 
self and family, living as they did immediately opposite Fort Mai- 
den, and the town of Amherstburg, the headquarters of the British 
Army and Indian departments; and having to oppose the machina- 
tions of the Elliotts, McKees, Ironsides and Girtys — was the Mor- 
decai in the King's gate, and in imminent danger of assassination 
by the hired minions of the former, and was, at length forced to send 
his family to Brownstown for safety. 

He had but little difficulty in keeping the Michigan Wyandotts 
from the British standard, as they were true to the American cause, 
and were eager to engage in the contest. Gen. Hull had promised to 
protect them ; but that unfortunate officer, as subsequent events prov- 
ed, was unable to protect himself and army, to say notliing about 
protecting the inhabitants of Michigan and the Wyandotts whose 
hands luere tied. They (the latter) were left to the tender mercies 
of the enemy. It was not long before an incident occur'd which 
gave the British a pretext for invading the Wyandott settlements. 
Some Batteaux, coming up the lake with supplies for the American 
Army commanded by Aaron Greeley, landed at Walker's farm, which 
being discovered from Maiden, two gun boats or row gallies with 
several canoe loads of Canadian militia and Indians were sent over 
to capture them. They were defended by the crew, aided by Walker, 
his son John E., Adam Brown and several Wyandotts, and the enemy 
repulsed. The next day the enemy, with a large force in row gallies, 
batteaux and canoes, came over and captured the prize. That night 
the village was surrounded by Indians and militia, and the Wyan- 
dotts pronounced prisoners of war. They did not resist; indeed re- 
sistance would have brought certain destruction upon them and their 
families. Walker, his two elder sons, John R. Isaac, and Thomas 
Rankin, his brother-in-law, succeeded under the cover of darkness 
to pass the lines and reached headquarters, Detroit, at daylight, and 



JOHN WALKEK. 19 

reported to Gen. Hull; leaving his family, wife and five children to 
the care and protection of their Wyandott relatives. Elliott, McKee, 
& Co., finding their supposed prize had eluded their grasp, satiated 
their revenge by destroying his dwellings, barns, stables, outhouses, 
and destroying and carrying oif the remainder of his property. The 
next day the prisoners were taken across the channel and placed up- 
on an island known as Bois Blanc. This took place about five weeks 
previous to Hull's surrender. After the surrender, Mrs. Walker ap- 
plied for and obtained permission from General Proctor to remove 
with her family to Detroit and rejoin her husband and son, the eldest 
having been wounded (supposed to be mortally) in Col. Miller's bat- 
tle near Brownstown some time before. But this reunion of the fam- 
ily was of short duration. The officers of the Indian Department 
had their victim now in their clutches. He was arrested in the 
streets by a file of soldiers, taken to the Fcrt, and confined in the 
dungeon. The officers of the army were either ignorant, or pretended 
to be, of the immediate cause of his arrest, so contrary to the Articles 
of Capitulation. The former was the most probable. 

It may be proper in this place to remark that during the Indian 
wars after the peace of 1783, which were carried on at the instiga- 
tion and connivance of the British Government, and the late war, 
one peculiarity in their policy was observable, differing from that 
pursued by our Government, the military was really subordinate 
to the Indian Department, regardless of the grade of the Military 
Commandant, to the annoyance and mortification of the better class 
of officers of the regular army who detested such renegades as Elliott, 
McKee, Girty, Stockwell, Colwell, &e. 

John K. Walker, the eldest son, had so far recovered of his wounds 
as to be able to go on board of a transport with other prisoners to be 
sent below to be exchanged. The fate of the immured prisoner, Will- 
iam Walker, Sr., was a matter of conjecture; nothing definite could 
be learned. At length it leaked out thro' the garrulity of one of the 
Indian Department, while in his cups, th>it it was determined that 
the prisoner should be sent back to Quebec and kept in close confine- 
ment till the close of the war, be its duration long or short. This 
information, Mrs. Walker managed to have conveyed to him thro' 
one of the soldiers belonging to the guard. This alarming intelli- 
gence roused the prisoner to more active reflections that he had hith- 
erto indulged in. The idea of being held in durance vile for an un- 
told and an unascertained length of time, in a distant province, leav- 



20 DESCENDANTS OF 

ing a family destitute of the means of support, except their good 
credit, perhaps denied the means of communicating with them, and 
perhaps never to see them again, filled his cup of torture to the brim. 
The chief subject now occupying his lonely ruminations was the 
probable chances of escape. 'No time was to be lost; it was now the 
latter part of October, and the weather was getting cold. He so far 
succeeded in enlisting the sympathies of the generous soldiers com- 
posing his guard, that they would release him from the dungeon of 
evenings and permit him to set by the fire in the guard room till 
"tattoo beat." On one of these occasions, being a beautiful moon- 
light night, he resolved on making the desperate attempt. He had 
calculated closely on the chances of success or failure. It was im- 
possible to pass the gate facing the city without discovery, resolved 
upon a rapid dash past the three sentinels, one at the guard house 
door, and the two on the ramparts, and scaling the two rows of 
pickets, if not killed in the attempt. Accordingly, while the 
soldiers were regaling themselves over a bucket of cider which had 
just been brought in, he slipped out unperceived, ran round the 
guard house, mounted the ramparts, just as the two sentinels were 
walking from each other, rushed between them, and with, it might 
be said, superhuman exertion scaled the two rows of pickets before 
he was hailed, and strange as it may appear, was not fired upon while 
scrambling out of the moat. He had three-fourths of a mile to run 
before reaching the woods, which he did in safety. The family was 
apprised that night of his escape, by the arrival of a file of soldiers 
who searched the house for the fugitive. 

He was now out of prison, and the next consideration was to es- 
cape recapture by making his way to the American army ; the near- 
est point being Fort Defiance, a distance of upwards of a hundred 
miles, where Gen. Winchester was preparing to winter his troops. 
No one knew better than he, the geography and topography of the 
country — ^the swamps, impenetrable thickets, brush tangled ponds, 
where he could secrete himself, and still be not over three or four 
miles from the city. At a late hour on the following night he visited 
the house of an old tried friend, Hon. Jacob ISTisgar, and requested 
him to find means to communicate to his family his place of con- 
cealment, what he wanted in the way of an outfit — such as a horse 
equipped, gun, ammunition and provisions, with directions to send 
them by his faithful man Baldwin. The message was delivered and 
the supplies furnished without exciting suspicion. 



JOHN WALKER. 31 

The officers of the Indian Department were roused with intense 
excitement, vrere indignant, and denounced, in no moderate terms, 
the military for suffering the prisoner to escape. This roused the 
blood of John Bull, in the person of Major Chambers, commanding 
officer of the Fort, who, in an altercation with Elliott returned "a 
Eowland for an Oliver." All was bustle and excitement. Some 
swore Walker was a second Baron Trenck. A large reward was offer- 
ed for his recapture, dead or alive. oSTumerous parties of Indians 
with some renegades, more savage and debased than the former, sal- 
lied out to scour the woods and secure the prize. The Wyandotts be- 
ing indifferent, declined joining in the chase. 

During his flight he was so fortunate as to escape falling in with 
any of the pursuing parties. Once, however, while resting his horse 
and eating his frugal lunch two Potawottomies came upon him — one 
a middle aged man, the other a youth aged some eighteen or nineteen 
years, whom fortunately he did not recognize, nor they him, and is 
supposed were ignorant of what had transpired at headquarters. 
The fugitive assumed an air of careless indifference and frigid im- 
perturbability. To accost them in Wyandott, Delaware or English, 
would, as he reasoned, reveal his identity; he, therefore, addressed 
them in Shawnee, asking them if they were on the way to fight the 
"Big Knives'^ on the Maiimee Eiver? The elder answered, "No, 
they were on their return to Maiden." He then asked them to ac- 
company him and try to take some prisoners. This they declined, 
when leaping into his saddle told them to come on, was soon out of 
sight. He continued his course towards I'ort Defiance; his horse 
failing he turned him out and proceeded on foot. When within a 
few miles of the Fort, to his great joy, he fell in with a scouting 
party of the army; but his joy was soon changed into mortification 
and indignation upon being disarmed and finding himself a prisoner 
as a "British Spy." His statements and protestations were of no 
avail, he was a "British Spy;" the gallant party was not to be de- 
prived of its laurels so dearly won in capturing so dangerous an 
enemy. Arriving at the Fort, he was taken before G-en. Winchester, 
to whom he related the particulars of Hull's surrender, his own im- 
prisonment and escape, but still he was a British spy of the first 
grade and kept in close confinement. He, at length succeeded in 
getting a letter to Gen. Harrison, when an order for Ms release ar- 
rived, and proceeded to headquarters and reported himself. After 
his release Gen. Winchester urged him to join him in his campaign. 



22 DESCENDANTS OF 

He might be excused, under the circumstances, for replying to this 
proposition in terms so harsh : "What do you want with a 'British 
Spy ?' No, sir ; No. I will not connect my fate with such an army." 
On arriving at headquarters Gen. Harrison ordered him on duty 
among the Ohio Indians. 

But to return to the British headquarters. Failing to recapture 
the fugitive, his second son, Isaac, was arrested and confined in the 
same dungeon and there kept till Mrs. Walker appealed to Eound 
Head, a gallant and generous Canadian Wyandott Chief, for his in- 
tervention in behalf of her son. He accordingly called (not upon 
Elliott & Co.) upon Gen. Proctor, and claiming the prisoner as one 
of his people, and insisted upon his release and restoration to his 
family who, in their distressed circumstances, needed his services. 
He was accordingly discharged. 



THE MONTOUES. 

About the year 1667 a French gentleman named Montour settled 
in Canada. By a Huron Indian woman he had three children, one 
son and two daughters. The son, Montour, lived with the Indians 
and was wounded in the French service in 1694. He deserted from 
the French and lived with "the farr Indians" — ^the Twightwees 
(Miamis) and Diondadies (Petuns or Wyandots). By his assist- 
ance Lord Cornbury prevailed on some of these tribes to trade with 
the people of Albany in 1708. For his endeavors to alienate the 
"upper nations" from the French he was killed in 1709 by the troops 
under Lieut, le Sieur de Joncaire, by orders of the Marquis de Vaud- 
reuil. Governor of Canada, who wrote that he would have him hang- 
ed had it been possible to capture him alive. Of the two daughters 
of the Frenchman, Montour, one became conspiciously known as 
Madame Montour. She was born in Canada about 1684, captured 
by some warriors of the Five Nations when ten years old, taken to 
their country and raised by them. It is probable she lived with the 
Oneidas, as on arriving at maturity she married Carondawana, or 
the "Big Tree," otherwise Eobert Hunter, .i famous war chief of that 
nation. He was killed in the wars between the Iroquois and Cataw- 
bas, in the Carolinas about 1729. Madame Montour first appeared 



JOHN WALKER. 23 

as interpreter at a conference held at Albany in August, 1711, be- 
tween the sachems of the Five Nations and Eobert Hunter, the royal 
governor of New York from 1709 to 1719. The influence of 
Madame Montour among the Indians was so great and adverse to 
the French that the Governor of Canada repeatedly endeavored to 
persuade her to withdraw from the English and remove to his do- 
minion, offering great compensation as an inducement, but without 
success until in 1719. Apprehensive of her doing so to the injury 
of the province to which she had been so serviceable, the Commission- 
er of Indian Affairs sent for her to Albany, when it appeared she 
had received no pay for twelve months. The Commissioner promised 
that she should receive "a man's pay from the proper officer of the 
Four Independent Companies posted in the Province," and the busi- 
ness was thus satisfactorily ended. 

Madame Montour was present at Philadelphia in July, 1727, as 
interpreter at a conference held by Governor Gordon with several 
chiefs of the Five Nations. Again in October, 1728, her husband, 
Carondawana, otherwise Eobert Hunter, was there also. She retain- 
ed her father's name after marriage, and was usually mentioned as 
"Mrs. Montour, a French woman, wife to Carondawana, or Eobert 
Hunter." Her sister was married to one of the Miamis. Her resi- 
dence in 1734 was at the village on the Susquehanna, at the mouth 
of the Loyalsock Creek, on the west side, where Montoursville, Ly- 
coming County, Pa., now stands. It was known as Otstuago, Ots- 
on-wacken, or French Town. She was here visited by Conrad Weiser, 
Indian agent and interpreter, who he states is a "French woman by 
birth, of a good family, but now in mode of life a complete Indian." 
In the fall of 1742 Count Zinzendorf, the Bishop and head of the 
Moravian Church, visited this village. He preached there in French 
to large gatherings. Madame Montour was deeply affected when she 
aaw Zinzendorf and learned the object of his visit. She had entirely 
forgotten the truths of the gospel, and in common with the French 
Indians, believed the story originated with the Jesuits, that the 
Savior's birthplace was France, and His crucifiers Englishmen. In 
Jvme and July, 1744, the great treaty between the Six Nations and 
the provinces of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia was held at 
Lancaster. Madame Montour was present with her two daughters. 
Witham Marshe, Secretary of the Maryland Commissioners, relates 
in his journal that he visited her cabin and obtained the particulars 
of her life. She told him that she had several children by the famous 



24 DESCENDANTS OF 

war captain. He described her as genteel, of polite address and had 
been handsome. Her two sons-in-law and only son were away to war 
with the Catawbas. Moravian missionaries on their way to Onon- 
dago, stopped at Shamokin (now Sunbury) on the Susquehanna. 
They visited Madame Montour who was living on the island with one 
of her daughters. She had left Oztenwacken permanently. There 
is no further account of Madame Montour, It seems that she was 
not living in 1754. Of her children but three can be identified, one 
of the two daughters who was with her at the treaty of Lancaster in 
1744, and two sons, Andrew, alias Henry, and Louis. Her daughter, 
known as "French Margaret," was wife to Keterioncha, alias Peter 
Quebec, and lived near Shamokin in 1733. Another of her daugh- 
ters was a convert of the Moravian Mission at New Salem, Ohio, 
April 14, 1791. She was a living polygot of the tongues of the west, 
speaking English, French and six Indian languages. 

Madame Montour could not have been less than sixty years old at 
the time of the treaty of Lancaster in 1744, and was probably older, 
and if but ten years of age when captured, as she said, the year of her 
captivity was 1694 and her birth 1684. Of the many errors respect- 
ing this noted woman, the most prominent are, first, that she was a 
daughter of a former governor of Canada. Second, that she was liv- 
ing at the time of the American Revolution, and also confounding 
her with her granddaughter, Catherine of Catherine's Town, near 
the head of Seneca Lake, New York, destroyed by the army under 
General Sullivan in 1779. She is not mentioned in any work of 
original authority as Catherine, but invariably as Mrs. or "Madame 
Montour." Highly colored accounts have been given respecting her 
relations with the ladies of Philadelphia, who evidently, owing to 
her intelligence and previous history, treated her with considerate 
kindness. From the authorities of the provinces she received such 
presents and compensation for services as were usually given to 
prominent Indian visitors. Those who knew her best, related that 
she was habited and lived like the Indians. Her French blood doubt- 
less imparted a vivacity of manner to her, the like of which is ob- 
served at this day among the people of mixed French and Indian an- 
cestry in Canada and along our northern frontier. 

Condensed account from "The Journals of Christopher Gist," by 
William M. Darlington, Pittsburg, Pa., 1894. 



JOHN WALKER. 35 



"South Wyandott, Dec. 10, '73. 
Dear Henry: 

On the evening of the 6th I wrote you a short letter immediately 
after our adjournment, in the morning, intending to take it to the 
postoffice, it had mysteriously disappeared. Possibly a rat or mouse 
might have carried it off as building material for his winter's quar- 
ters. This proved to be an unusually short session, though there was 
considerable amount of business disposed of in that short time. The 
Committees worked late and early. 

After the receipt of the President's message and other dispatches 
from Washington there appeared to be a determination among the 
leading members, and our Committee fell into the same current, that 
is, of not acting on or adopting an organic law, or constitution this 
session, but await the action of this new Congress. In conformity 
with this view our Committee on International Affairs reported 
resolutions accordingly, and recommended the appointment of an 
able delegation to be composed of members of that body to visit Wash- 
ington and watch the action of Congress and report from time to 
time, and act as sentinels ready to raise the alarm. 

There is a determined resolution manifested to resist any attempt 
to force a government by Congress upon them — deeming themselves 
amply capable of instituting their own government. 

I reached Okmulgee on Sunday night, just as I desired; met my 
colleague and our Hackman Eobinson waiting for us at Muscogee 
on the E. R. as agreed upon last spring. Everything worked like a 
charm. ]\Ionday morning upon looking round found an unusually 
large number of delegates on the ground. At ten o'clock no Hoag, 
our presiding officer ; no Grayson, our sec'y ; but we assembled, elect- 
ed a president and sec'y and proceeded to business, and worked for 
two days before the arrival of our officers. 

On Saturday the 6th at one o'clock we adjourned to meet on the 
first Monday in May, '74. 

The Council was composed of a hetereogenous mass of humanity. 
From the polished well educated gentleman, down through various 
gradations to the red blanket buckskin painted native Indian, stalk- 
ing about in all the majesty and dignity of paint and feathers. 

The following tribes were represented: Cherokees, Creeks, Choc- 
taws, Chickasaws, Seminoles, Cadd Waccoes Keechis, lichees, Wat- 
toes, Osages, Commichs, Quapaws, Ottowas, Senecas, Peorias, 



26 DESCENDANTS OF 

Miamis, Shawnees, Wyandotts, Eed Eiver Delawares, Wichitas, 
Sacs and Foxes. A jolly lot of fellows, but many able men among 
them. 

Next Tuesday I am to report to the Wyandott Council. I want, 
if it is possible, to get back about the time Santa Claus is fixing up 
his little buggy and currying Prancer, Dancer, Vixen and Dasher. 

My kind regards to the family. Tell them goodbye. The weather 
is as warm and pleasant as May. w. w." 



THE WYANDOTT'S FAEEWELL TO THEIE HOME 
. IN OHIO. 

1 Adieu to the grave where my father now rests. 
For I must be going afar to the West ; 

I've sold my possessions, my heart fills with woe 
To think I must leave aU ; alas, must I go ? 

2 Adieu, ye tall oaks, in whose pleasant green shade 
In childhood I sported, in innocence played — 
My dog and my hatchet, my arrows and bow 

Are still in remembrance ; alas, must I go ? 

3 Adieu, ye loved scenes which bind me like chains, 
Where, on my grey pony, I pranced o'er the plains ; 
The deer and the turkey I tracked in the snow. 
But now I must leave all ; alas, must I go ? 

4 Sandusky, Tyomochte, with broken sword and streams, 
No more shall I see you except in my dreams ; 

Adieu to the marshes where the cranberries grow — 
O'er the great Mississippi — alas, must I go ? 

5 Adieu to the road which for many a year 

I travelled each Sabbath, the Gospel to hear ; 
The news was so pleasant, so joyful to know — 
From hence where I heard it, it grieves me to go. 

Written hy Gov. William Walker when the Wyandots were 
removed West in ISJ/S. 



JOHN WALKER. 27 

STATE HISTOEICAL SOCIETY OF WISCOI^SIN". 

Madison, Wis., March 25th, 1854. 
William Walker — Sir: 

It is my pleasing duty to inform yon, that at a meeting of the 
(paper torn here) Committee, you were duly elected an Honorary 
Member of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 

Should such membership be agreeable to you, you will please sig- 
nify the same by letter, as early as convenient. 

The objects and wishes of the Society are briefly set forth in the 
annexed circular. I remain, with great respect. 

Your obedient servant, 

Lyman C. Draper, 
Corresponding Secretary. 

The General Statutes of 1855, Kansas Territory, show that he in- 
corporated the first Historical Society of Kansas. 



LETTER No. 4, BY GOV. WILLIAM WALKER. 

Taken from The Wyandotte Gazette.l 

In these sketches I do not draw much from the current histories of 
the day, but give as far as I can the Indian version — the statements 
of the actors themselves in the stirring times of the last century, as 
far as can be obtained. In consulting history it is chiefly for the 
purpose of getting at dates, in order to place the events I am trifty 
narrating in chronological order. My means of acquiring informa- 
tion on these topics in early life were ample. I was old enough to 
hear, understand, to be interested in, and treasure up the narratives 
of the old men who survived their cotemporaries, and who acted con- 
spicious parts in that exciting period. My father was an officer of 
the Indian Department from 1805 up to 1822. To show the advan- 
tages I had, you and your readers must bear the infliction of a short 
episode, risking the imputation of egotism. He was captured in 
Western Virginia, in what is now known as Rockbridge County, 
about the time of Dunmore's war, by the Delawares, when about 
twelve years old. He was brought to the towns on the Muskingum ; 
from thence taken to a village on the Whetstone River, now known as 



28 DESCENDANTS OF 

the flourishing town of Delaware, where he underwent the customary 
order of running the gauntlet; after which he received the rite of 
adoption, according to their custom. He acquired their language 
and spoke it correctly and fluently. 

My mother was the daughter of an Irish gentleman who had been 
connected with the Hudson Bay Company, and was engaged in the 
Indian trade in Detroit, where he married a Wyandotte woman of 
the royal house of Towara. They were married by a French Catho- 
lic priest. A Protestant clergyman at that period was a rai-a avis in 
that region. At a suitable age my mother was sent to Pittsburg to be 
educated. Some three or four years thereafter her father died, when 
she returned to her people in Michigan and western Canada. Some- 
time, perhaps a year after her return, she pnd my father were mar- 
ried. Finding her husband so illiterate, for he had -lost what little 
knowledge he previously had of letters, turned her attention to his 
education, in which she succeeded to admiration. She was an ac- 
complished woman for the times. Besides English and Wyandotte, 
she spoke French with ease and grace, Shawnee, Ottawa, Chippewa 
and Pottawatomie. 

And now, whatever supercilious, mutton-headed, aristocratic peo- 
ple may sneeringly say of my descent, I here affirm that in my veins 
and those of my family courses as pure blood as ever ran through 
mortal man since Adam's fall. So much for my means of informa- 
tion. But to the treaty : 

The negotiation was protracted and tedious. The three opposition 
tribes raised objections to immediate action on account of the ab- 
sence of the Miamis and Shawnees, when there was not the remotest 
possibility of their attending. The Iroquois, notwithstanding that 
they had no further official business, still remained watching the 
progress of the negotiation with the other party. Joseph Brant, the 
celebrated Mohawk warrior, being one of the Iroquois delegates, pro- 
fessing to be warmly in favor of a general restoration of peace, with 
characteristic duplicity and true to his instincts, now secretly played 
the part of a British emissary. In their separate councils Brant 
worked insidiously to embarrass the negotiation by impracticable 
propositions and suggestions, urging upon them to make the Ohio 
Eiver boundary their ultimatum. His officious interference had but 
little weight, as his object was too transparent to deceive. The young 
chief, Walk-in-the-Water, informed his friend Gen. Butler of Brant's 
machinations, and the General in turn informed the Governor. On 



JOHN WALKER. 29 

the reassembling of the general council. Brant being present, the 
Governor availed himself of the opportunity of administering a suit- 
able rebuke to the crafty Mohawk. I regret that I cannot give the 
Governor's castigation, though I heard it once recited. One portion 
I do remember. 

"A brave warrior I can admire though opposed to me in war, be- 
cause he is supposed to be a high-minded and honorable man; but a 
warrior who can head, and carry on a barbarous war with the New 
Testament in one hand and the scalping knife in the other, I look 
upon with utter contempt." 

This was most galling to the pride of the haughty Mohawk. In 
my first number I stated that Port Harman was the place designated 
for holding the treaty. In this I was in error. Duncan's Falls was 
the place designated. At this place, previous to Dunmore's war, 
there were lar§e settlements of Delawares, Shawnees and some Wy- 
andotts. Here provisions, goods and other supplies were stored 
under a strong guard of soldiers. Meantime- a roving band of vaga- 
bond Chippewas which had been lurking about the neighborhood, 
tempted by a prospect of booty, made a night attack upon the depot. 
The freebooters, however, were repulsed, but with what loss was un- 
Ivnown from the extreme darkness of the night. This attack upon 
the depot determined the Governor to change the treaty ground to 
Fort Harman for greater security. 

As previously stated, there were dissensions among the confeder- 
ates in their separate councils. Disputes arose frequently, often 
marked with considerable heat and effervescence. On one occasion, 
Wau-ba-gin-qua, a Chippewa chief, somewhat wanting in good In- 
dian breeding, though "as mild mannered man as ever scuttled ship 
or cut a throat," in the course of his remarks had the boldness to 
liint in terms not to be misunderstood, that the advocates of peace 
measures were influenced by fear and imbecility. This brought 
Round-Head, a Wyandott war chief, to his feet, who is reported to 
have replied substantially as follows : 

"My brother Wau-ba-gin-qua is wrong in what he says. It is not 
fear that prompts us to advocate a treaty of peace and a settlement 
of the matters in dispute between us and the Big Knives. This my 
brother Chippewa well knows too. We and our nephews, the Dela- 
wares, know how to fight and gain victories over our enemies. When 
pressing the enemy back we don't lean our guns against trees, turn 
to plundering and stripping the dead as my brother and his warriors 



30 DESCENDANTS OF 

do on the battle field. We war not for plunder, but for a higher and 
nobler purpose. And now I say to my brother Chippewa, if he un- 
fortunately should succeed in defeating this treaty, and the war re- 
newed, the next battle we have and my brother is brave enough to be 
there, I shall watch Mm, and if I see him retreating or lean his gun 
against a tree to engage in plundering, I will send a swift messenger 
(tossing a bullet in his hand) to recall him to his duty." 

The Chippewas at length caved in, followed by the Ottawas and 
Pottowatomies. The finale was, the treaty was concluded and signed, 
reaffirming the validity of the Fort Mcintosh treaty. Boundaries 
were adjusted and defined ; regulations of trade and intercourse with 
the Indians were agreed upon. Adjourned. In two days time not 
an Indian was to be seen in the Muskingum valley. 

William Walker. 



SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CATHERINE 
WALKER. 

From Western Christian Advocate, Jan. 31, 15^5.] 

(Clipping preserved in Draper Mss. Collection Frontier 
Wars, Vol. II.) 
Catherine Walker was born in Sandwich, Upper Canada, June 10, 
1771. Her father, a native of Ireland, emigrated to this country- 
prior to the Revolution and engaged in the Indian trade near Detroit. 
Here he became connected by marriage with Yau-a-tua-rant, a 
daughter of a distinguished Wyandot of the Turtle tribe. He soon 
afterwards settled in the mercantile business in Sandwich where he 
remained until about 1781, when he was appointed commissioner on 
the part of the general government and sent out to settle terms of 
peace with the different nations scattered along the western frontier. 
He was very successful in this employment which he continued until 
his death which occurred at Huntingdon, Pa., in the spring of 1803. 
While he was thus employed, Catherine, her mother and other mem- 
bers of the family, removed to Brownstown, an Indian village, near 
the mouth of the Detroit River, on the American side, at that time 
the seat of government of the Wyandot nation. Here she was mar- 
ried to William Walker, a native of Virginia, a man of extraordinary 
physical and mental endowments. From the time he became con- 



JOHN WALKEE. 31 

nected with the Wyandots he studiously sought to promote their well 
being and happiness, and was much attached to the American gov- 
ernment. He espoused the American cause and entered the war of 
1813. He was interpreter for Gen. Hull at Fort Detroit, and was 
among those brave, but unfortimate spirits, who, owing to the cow- 
ardice of their commander-in-chief, were surrendered prisoners of 
war into the hands of their enemies. But fortunately for the Ameri- 
can cause he escaped from the block house in which he was placed. 
He immediately started for Chillicothe, where Harrison's main army 
was then quartered, but was captured on the way and again made a 
prisoner by Gen. Winchester, an American officer, and confined as a 
spy until liberated by Gen. Harrison, and ordered to the post of 
Upper Sandusky. During the protracted absence of her husband, 
his wife was left with the sole care of a large family which she was 
obliged to remove from place to place, in order to secure their lives 
and property. She removed to Sandusky and joined her husband in 
the month of January, 1814. Here she was permitted to spend the 
remainder of her days in peace, where she was surrounded by almost 
everything that wealth and personal influence could obtain, yet she 
was unhappy. To use her own words, "I saw the insufficiency of our 
religion. It was not calculated to make us happy in life, and I begun 
to fear it would do us no good in eternity.'' She therefore attended 
a campmeeting where she became convinced that the religion of the 
Bible was true, and ere the meeting closed, through faith in Jesus 
Christ she was enabled to go on her way rejoicing. In the following 
year she became connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church, of 
which she continued a most worthy and exemplary member until 
removed from the Church militant to join the Church triumphant. 
She passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Garrett, on 
the evening of December 6, 18 — . Her remains were laid in the 
Walker burying place on the west bank of the Sandusky Eiver, and 
a few rods south of the old town of Upper Sanduslr^. 



JAMES Walker 2 (6) (JohnM, third child of the emigrant John 
Walker, was b. Mar. 17, 1707; m. Mary Guffy June, 1737. 4 chil- 
dren: 



128. Mary Walker, m. Hugh Kelso +. 

129. John Walker, d. young. 



32 DESCENDANTS OF 

130. Jane Walker, m. John Moore (132). He was a son of Jane 

Walker No. 9 +. 

131. Elizabeth Walker, m. John Stuart +. 

JANE Walker- (9) (John^), dau. of Jchn and Katherine), was 
b. in May, 1712, in Down Co., Ireland. She m. James Moore in 
April, 1734. He died in 1791 at the age of eighty 3^ears. She d. 
Jan. 7, 1793, aged eighty years also. Their 10 children were: 

132. John Moore, who m. his cousin, Jane Walker No. 130 +. 

133. Mary, who m. Samuel Paxton, had one son, Samuel. Mr. 

Paxton d. and Mary afterwards m. Major Alexander 
Stuart (See Stuarts) +. 

134. Eachel, who m. Eev. William MePheeters, the able theo- 

logian and eloquent preacher +. 

135. Elizabeth Moore, m. Michael Coalter +. 

136. Margaret Jane Moore, d. young. 

137. James Moore, m. Martha Poage +, This family with ex- 

ception of 3 children was destroyed by the Indians. 

138. Joseph Moore, m. Mary Coalter, then Eleanor Marquis +. 

139. Jane Moore, m. her relative Joseph Walker +, (See Hous- 

ton family.) 

140. Alexander Moore, d. when grown. 

141. Samuel Moore, d. young of croup. 



STIJAET FAMILY. 

1. THOMAS Stuart,* (son of Archibald who was a native of 
Ireland and settled in Augusta Co. in 1738, after having lived in 
Penn. for some time). Thomas m, Elizabeth Moore, They had 9 
children, viz. : 

The sons were — 

a. James Stuart^ (Thomas-, Archibald^) who settled in Tenn. 

b. Thomas Stuart^ (Thomas^, Archibald^) an officer in the U, S. 

army. 

c. Eobert Stuart^ (Thomas^, Archibald^) who settled in Bote- 

tourt. 

d. John Stuart^ (Thomas^ Archibald^). 

♦The generations in Stuart family run back to the first known ancestor in the Stuart 
line, until such time as they marry into the Walker family. 




JoHx Walkeu's CiiAin. 
Broiio'ht with hiiu to America. 



JOHN WALKER. 33 

Of the daughters — 

e. Jenny Stuart^ (Thomas^, Archibald^), baptized by the Eev. 

John Craig in 1747, lived in Staunton to a great age, and 
left a considerable estate which she managed with mascu- 
line skill and energy. She owned and resided on a lot at 
the S. E. corner of Beverly and Augusta Streets. In early 
life she recovered heavy damages from her cousin Dr. Isaac 
Hall, the first of that name and title, in a breach of prom- 
' ise suit, which was the foundation of her fortune. 

f. Julia Stuart^ (Thomas^, Archibald^), first wife of Capt. Wm. 

Lyle of Eockbridge and mother of the late Mrs. Dr. Henry 
Euifner of Lexington, and others. 

g. Judy Stuart^ (Thomas^, Archibald^). 

h. Mary Stuart^ (Thomas-, Archibald^), m. James Moffett, of 
Augusta. They had 8 children : 

a. John Moffett. 

b. William Moffett. 

c. Betsey Moffett, m. John Clanahan. 

d. Eobert S. Moffett. 

e. Jane Moffett, m. Dr. John K. Moore. 

f. Mary Moffett, m. Alexander T. Barclay. 

g. Thomas Moffett. 

h. Julia Moffett, m. William Paxton. 
i. Elizabeth Stuart^ (Thomas^, Archibald^), m. Capt. Wm. Pax- 
ton of Eockbridge Co. ; had 5 children, among them Mrs. 
Alexander S. Hall of Staunton. 



THE STUAETS. 

From "Annals of Augusta Co., Va./' hy Joseph Waddel] 

Three early settlers named Stuart — Archibald, David and John, 
believed to have been brothers, came from Ireland, and of these and 
their descendants we have the following information: 

Archibald Stuart (d. 1759). 

Archibald Stuart, a native of Ireland, about the year 1725, was 

obliged to leave England with others on account of promoting an 

armed insurrection to defend their religious rights. He managed 

with great difficulty to escape, and leaving his wife and two children, 



34 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

Thomas and Eleanor behind, fled to America. He came to Pennsyl- 
vania and remained in exclusion for seven years, living under the 
assumed name of . 

An act of amnesty being passed, he sent for his family. They 
came in 1732, with his vnte's brother, John Brown. While in Penn- 
sylvania Alexander and Benjamin Stuart vrere born. 

Archibald Stuart removed with his family to Augusta in 1738. 
His wife was Janet Brown, a sister of Eev. John Brown of Provi- 
dence. John Brown was the father of the first U. S. Senator from 
Kentuck}^ Archibald Stuart and Janet Stuart were the parents of 
at least 4 children, viz. : 

a. Thomas Stuart, b. in Ireland; m. Eliz. Moore. 9 children +. 

b. Eleanor Stuart, b. in Ireland ; m. Edward HaU. 8 children + 

c. Alexander Stuart, a Major in the Eevolution, b. in 1735 in 

Pennsylvania ;had son Judge Archibald; m. Mary Patter- 
son, (2) Mary Moore. 10 children +. 

d. Benjamin Stuart, b. in Pennsylvania. 

The above four children are the only ones that we have any 
record of. 

BENJAMIX Stuart- (d) (Archibald Stuart^), b. in Penn. He 
is represented as being a man of admirable courage and fine intellect. 
He inherited the family mansion of his father; m. and had 6 chil- 
dren, viz. : 

a. Archibald Stuart, known as Major Stuart, Capt. in war of 

1812; m. and had children. 

b. John Stuart. 

c. James Stuart; removed to Indiana. 

d. Nancy Stuart; m. John Alexander and had 7 children, viz.: 

a. Cyrus Alexander. 

b. Andrew Alexander. 

c. Archibald Alexander. 

d. Catherine Alexander. 

e. James Alexander. 

f. Eleanor Alexander. 

g. Martha Alexander. 

e. Mary Stuart, m. McClung. 

f. Bettie Stuart, m. Dr. James x\llen. 



JOHN WALKER. 3o 

ELEANOK Stuart (b) (dau. of Archibald and Janet Stuart), 
was b. in Ireland. She m. Edward Hall, a native of Ireland. He 
came to the Valley in 1736 and settled on South River, six miles 
above Waynesboro. They were m. April 2-i, 1744, and had 10 chil- 
dren, several of whom d. young. The 10 who lived to maturity were : 

a. Isaac Hall, Sr., b. May 13, 1747; studied medicine in Scot- 

land. He m. Martha Everard of Petersburg, where he 
resided. 

b. Sally Hall, b. Dec. 19, 1751. She m. Capt. James Tate who 

was killed in the battle of Guilford. She afterwards m. 
Hugh Felton. 

c. Thomas Hall, b. Aug. 31, 1754. He was twice m. 

d. Elizabeth Hall, b. Dec. 27, 1756. She married Col. Andrew 

Fulton. Of their children : 

a. Judge Andrew Fulton of Wythe, was one; also 

b. John H. Fulton, M. C. of the Wythe District. 

e. Alexander Hall (son of Eleanor). He was b. May 24, 1759; 

inherited his father's homestead; m. his cousin Mary Pat- 
terson Stuart, dau. of Major Alexander Stuart and sister 
of Judge Archibald. Among their children were : 

a. Dr. Isaac Hall, Jr. 

b. Alexander S. Hall, and others. 

f. Benjamin Hall (son. of Eleanor and Edward), b. Feb. 17, 

1765. He m. his cousin Priscilla Stuart and removed to 
Missouri. 

g. John Hall (son of Eleanor and Edward), b. May 31, 1767; 

settled in N. C, and was a Judge of the Supreme Court. 
He d. Jan. 29, 1833. 
h. Eleanor Hall (dau. of Eleanor and Edward), m. Mr. Doug- 
las ; had dau. : 

Ellen Stuart Douglas, who m. Mr. McCue and resides in 
Fishersville, Va., Augusta Co. 
i. Archibald Hall, 
j. Janet Hall. ^ -^ 34 1 T'^ 

ALEXANDER Stuart^ (c) (Archibald Stuart^), the Major of 
the Revolution, was b. in Penn., 1733. He was a man of uncommon 
intellect and energy. He patented large tracts of land in the west- 
ern counties. He was Major in Col. Samuel McDowell's regiment. 



36 DESCENDANTS OF 

and commanded the regiment at the battle of Guilford, where he was 
dangerously wounded. (Col. McDowell being disabled on account 
of sickness.) An ardent friend of education, he contributed largely 
of his private means to the endowment of "Liberty Hall," now Wash- 
ington and Lee University. He lived to be nearly ninety years old. 
His first wife was Mary Patterson and their children were 7. He 
then m. Mary Moore Paxton, dau, of No. 9 Jane Walker Moore^ 
(John Walker^), and had 3 children. Maj. Stuart m. for his 3rd 
wife Mrs. Anna Eeid, whose maiden name was Miller. No children 
by this marriage. 10 children, viz. : 

142. Archibald Stuart (the Judge), b. Mar. 19, 1757; m. 

Eleanor Briscoe (A. H. H. Stuart, their son) +. 

143. Eobert Stuart of Eockbridge, m. Elizabeth McClung. He 

d. in 1827. Major Alexander B. Stuart was their son. 

144. Frances Stuart, m. John Lyle of Eockbridge. Mrs. John 

McDowell of Staunton was their dau. 

145. Jane Stuart, m. Alexander Walker (son of Alex., who was 

a brother of John the emigrant). 

146. Mary Stuart, m. Alexander Hall, and was the mother of 

Alexander S. Hall and Dr. Isaac Hall, Jr., and others. 

147. Elizebeth Stuart. 

148. Eleanor Stuart, m. Thomas Walker. They lived on a farm 

in Monroe Co., Va. 

149. James Stuart, m. Miss Stockton. Gen. Oscar Stuart de- 

scended from them +. 

150. Priscilla Stuart, m. Benjamin Hall (son of Eleanor). 

151. Alexander Stuart, Judge of the U. S. Court in Mo. ; m. (1) 

Ann Dabney, (2) Jane Johnson. Hon. Archibald Stuart 
of Patrick Co. was his son, and Gen. J. E. B. Stuart was 
his g. son +. 

142. Archibald Stuart of Staunton, son of Alexander and g. son 
of Archibald. Alexander, the father of Archibald, was b. in Penn. 
in 1735. In 1739 the family emigrated to Augusta Co., Va. Here 
Alexander m. Mary Patterson. Of this m. Archibald was the first 
of a large family. He was b. at the homestead about nine miles 
S. W. of Staunton, Mar. 19, 1757; was a student of William and 
Mary Col. In 1780 he joined the army as a private in a regiment 
from Eockbridge, of which his father was Major; took part in the 



JOHN WALKER. 37 

battle of Guilford. Here he saw his father wounded and taken 
prisoner by the British. He was a personal friend of Jefferson and 
often visited him ; was elected Judge of the Court ; studied law ; was 
elected to a seat in the House of Delegates from Botetourt Co. in 
1783, re-elected in — 84 and in 1785; was returned from Augusta 
Co. in 1786-87. In 1797 he was called to & seat in the Va. Senate; 
was elected Judge of the Gen. Court, and took his seat Jan. 1, 1800, 
the duties of which office he discharged with acknowledged ability 
and faithfulness for 31 years; was four times chosen Elector; was 
Prof, of Mathematics in William and Mary Col. ; one of the Com. 
appointed to run the dividing line between Va. and Ky. ; was a mem- 
ber of the Convention of 1788. 

He m. Eleanor Briscoe May 4, 1791, a dau. of Col. Gerard Briscoe 
of Frederick Co., Va. Until a short time before his death he wore 
short breeches and topped boots, and his hair combed straight back 
with a long queue behind. He d. at Staunton July 11, 1838. The 
only portrait of him is in the possession of his son Hon. A. H. H. 
Stuart. The three sons of Archibald Stuart, Sr. (who m. Janet 
Brown), m. daughters of prominent settlers of the valley. His dau. 
Eleanor m. Edward Hall and left a large family. Among her de- 
scendants were Dr. Isaac Hall, who graduated from the Edinburg 
Medical Col. and settled in Petersburg, Va., where he became emi- 
nent as a physician; Judge John Hall, of the Supreme Court of 
N. C, and many others who became distinguished. One of her 
daughters m. Capt. Andrew Fulton, an officer in the Rev. war; one 
of the sons of this marriage was Hon. John H. Fulton of Abingdon, 
who was for several terms representative of that district in Congress, 
and another was Hon. Andrew S. Fulton, for many years judge in 
Wythe district. He introduced the spelling of the family name 
"Stuart'^ from Stewart. It was decided at a family council to adopt 
it. His son Archibald was the father of Gen. James Ewell Brown 
Stuart. 

AECHIBALD Stuart^ (142) (Alexander-, Archibald Stuart^), 
m. Eleanor Briscoe, dau. of Col. Gerard and Mary Baker. 4 chil- 
dren, viz. : 

152. Thomas Jefferson Stuart +. 

153. Archibald P. Stuart; had a son, John A. Stuart, a highly 

respectable farmer of Augusta. He was with the Cadets 
at New Market. 



38 DESCENDANTS OF 

154. Gerard Briscoe Stuart. 

155. Hon. Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, m. Frances G. Pay- 

ton. 8 children +. He was named for his uncle Judge 
Hugh Holmes, who m. Elizabeth Briscoe. 

THOMAS Jefferson Stuart* (152) (Archibald^ Alex.^, Archi- 
bald^) ; had two sons, both of whom d. young. The elder of the two, 
Col. Wm. D. Stuart, b. about 1830, educated at Staunton Academy 
and Va. Military Institute, was principal of a school in Eichmond 
in 1861. Appointed by Gov. Letcher Lieut. Col. of 14th Va. regi- 
ment. At the reorganization was elected Col. of the 56th regiment 
(1862) ; mortally wounded at Gettysburg; d. at Staunton. 

156. William D. Stuart. 

155. Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, Secretary of the Interior 
under Pres. Fillmore, was b. in Staunton, Va., April 2, 1807. He 
was the son of a Eevolutionary soldier, Archibald Stuart, who is 
said to have studied law in the same office with Thos. Jefferson, and 
afterwards rose to high positions in the councils of the state. Alex- 
ander Stuart, after having been prepared for a university course, 
went to William and i\Iary College for a year, and then attended the 
University of Virginia, where he took the law course, graduating at 
the age of twenty-one, and being admitted to practice at the bar in 
the same year. The young man took great interest in politics, being 
a strong adherent of Henry Clay. He was in successful practice in 
Staunton when, in 1836, he was elected a member of the lower house 
of the Virginia State Legislature, and was continuously re-elected 
until 1839, when he declined to serve. 

In 1841, Mr. Stuart was elected a member of Congress, and in 
1844 was a Presidential elector on the Whig ticket, and filled the 
same position on the Taylor ticket in 1848. 

On July 22, 1850, he assumed the office of secretary of the interior, 
to which he had been appointed by President Fillmore, and in which 
he continued until the conclusion of that administration. 

Mr. Stuart was a member of the Convention of 1856 which nomi- 
nated Millard Fillmore for the Presidency, and from 1857 to 1861 
was in the Virginia State Senate. He was a strong union man in 
sentiment at the outbreak of the civil war, and earnestly resisted the 
secession of his state, while he was one of the first of the southern 




Hox. Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart. 



JOHN WALKER. 39 

leaders to promote reconciliation and political agreement after the 
war. 

But although elected a member of Congress in 1865, he was unable 
to take his seat on account of the "iron clad" oath. 

In 1868 Mr. Stuart was very active in his opposition and resist- 
ance to the objectionable features of the Eeconstruction Act. 

In 1876 he was elected Rector of the University of Virginia, and 
excepting a period of two years, between '82 and '84, he continued to 
fill that position until 1886, wben he resigned. 

Mr. Stuart was a member of the Board of Trustees of the South- 
ern Educational Fund, founded by Geo. Peabody. He was also for 
many years President of the Va. Historical Society. 

— From Nafl Enc. of Am. Biog. 

HON. ALEXANDER HUGH HOLMES Stuart* (155) (Archi- 
bald^ Alex.2, Archibald Stuart^), d. about 1891 ; m. Frances G. Pay- 
ton, dau. of Col. Henry and Margaret Gallaher Payton. They had 
3 sons, all of whom were cut off in the prime of life ; all were unmar- 
ried. 8 children, viz. : 

157. Briscoe Baldwin Stuart (named after his grandfather. 

Judge Briscoe G. Baldwin), was a lawyer of great prom- 
ise. In 1859, at the age of 23, when about to be m. to a 
young lady of Louisiana, was so badly scalded in the ex- 
plosion of a steamboat on the Miss. River, that he d. in a 
few hours. 

158. Alexander H. H. Stuart (Sandy), participated in the bat- 

tle of New Market, with other cadets of Va. Military Col. 
While in University of Va. he contracted fever and d. in 
July, 1867, aged 21. 

159. Archibald Gerard Stuart, a young lawyer. He d. in 1885 ; 

was awarded the debater's medal in the Virginia Univer- 
sity by the Jeffersonian Societies. 

160. Augusta Stuart, d. unmarried. 

161. Frances Stuart. 

162. Mary Stuart, m. Dr. Hunter McGuire of Richmond, Va. 

163. Susie Stuart, m. Bishop Gibson. 

164. Margaret Stuart, m. Alexander Robertson ; resides in Staun- 

ton, Va. 



40 DESCENDANTS OF 

JAMES Stiiart (149), son of Alexander and his second wife Mrs. 
Mary Moore Paxton; educated by his brother Archibald. After ob- 
taining his license to practice law, removed to Pittsylvania Co., Va. 
Here he m. Miss Elizabeth Stockton and had a numerous family; 
was a successful lawyer. After he became broken down in health, 
the family removed to Miss. Elizabeth Stockton was a dau. of Maj. 
John Stockton of the Kevolution. He raised the first company sent 
by his county to the war ; d. at Eussellville, IST. Y. 4 children, viz. : 

165. Dabney Stuart''' (James*, Mary^, Jane^, John Walker^), m. 

(1) Courtney Ann Sessions, (2) Elosia Witherspoon. 1 
child +. 

166. Stockton Stuart, was a cadet at AVest Point. He d. near 

Port Gibson, Miss., before the civil war. It is not known 
whether he married. 

167. Mary Stuart, m. a Mr. Donely. Several children, but 

names of only 2 of them known +. 

168. Oscar James Stuart, m. Sarah Hardeman. 6 children +. 

DABNEY Stuart^ (165) (James% Mary=, Jane^ John Walker^). 
He was a cadet at West Point, but became a lawyer and resided in 
Eranklin Co., Miss. He m. Courtney Ann Sessions, and after her 
death. Flora Witherspoon. He d. in Meadville, and his wife removed 
to Texas with her son. She m. a Mr. Cameron. 1 child by his 2nd 
wife, viz. : 

169. Stockton Stuart, was practicing law in Baton Eouge, La., 

when last heard from many years ago. 

MARY Stuart^ (167) (James*, Mary^ Jane-, John Walker^), 
m. Mr. Donely, and resides in Eussellville, Ky. Names of only 2 of 
the children known, viz. : 

170. Elizabeth Donely. 

171. Mary Stuart Donely, m. a Mr. Cheek, and afterward be- 

came Mrs. Ewing. When last heard from was living in 
Eussellville, Ky. 

OSCAE JAMES ELIZABETH Stuart^ (168) (James*, Mary^, 
Jane^ John Walker^), b. March 25, 1810, at Staunton, Va. 
Losing his father at an early age he was raised by his sister Mary at 
Eussellville, Ky. His name at first was Oscar James, but with char- 
acteristic unconventionality he assumed the "Elizabeth" in honor of 




Adj. Oscar E. Stuart. 
Ao-ed 21. 



Col. 0. J. E. Stuart. 
Ao-ed GO. 



JOHN WALKEE. 41 

his mother. For a time he kept a store in Bowling Green, Ky., and 
later in Meadville, Miss., and is said to have made several sneh ven- 
tures, but he had an invincible habit of refusing payment from poor 
people, which, it is said, caused three failures. He m. Miss Sarah 
Haredman of Franklin, Tenn., Oct. 3, 1837. After the birth of his 
eldest son he removed to Meadville, Miss., where his wife d. April 
25, 1849. Here he practiced law, and later at Summit to wliich 
place he went when it was founded and where he owned a large 
amount of property which he sold during the war to pay the expenses 
of his daughters while they were refugees from the federals. For 
the last fifteen years of his life his home was with liis dau., Mrs. R. B. 
Mayes, in Yazoo County, Miss., where he d. Feb. 28, 1885. 

Before the war he was a stout Whig, opposing repudiation of the 
state debt, and although a firm believer in States' rights, he resisted 
secession. Like most Southern Unionists, he became, when the fatal 
die was cast, a more loyal Confederate than many Secessionists. Al- 
though differing in politics, he being a Democrat, he was an intimate 
friend of several governors, especially Pettus, and under five was 
commander-in-chief of state troops. He was generally known as 
Colonel Stuart, but held a state commission as Brigadier-General. 
His extreme corpulence in middle life unfitted him for active military 
service, but his zeal for the southern cause was not to be restrained. 
He gave his three sons to the army and finally went to Shiloh when 
the rumor of approaching battle went forth. He was unable to keep 
up with the marching troops and sat on the roadside to rest, while 
the passing troops cheered him, shouting, "Hurrah for you, old 
man !" But though unable to march he was not to be hindered from 
fighting and shared in the battle. When Vicksburg was invested he 
went down voluntarily and took part in the battle. The loss of two 
. gallant sons in the war was a blow from which he never recovered. 

He became an Episcopalian when about sixty and thereafter was 
deeply religious. He was very studious and was preeminently a 
philosopher. In person he was majestic, six feet tall, and admirably 
proportioned. In youth his hair and beard were red, but were snowy 
white in old age, and his strong featured face, and full white beard 
made one think of the sturdy Scotch warriors from Avhom he sprang. 
Their six children were : 

172. James Hardeman Stuart +. 

173. Oscar Ewing Stuart +. 



43 DESCENDANTS OF 

174. Edward Stuart + 

175. Adelaide L. Stuart, m. Prof. John Dimitry +. 

176. Annie Elizabeth Stuart, b. May 9, 1845, near Yazoo, ]\Iis3. ; 

m. Judge K. B. Mayes. 5 children +. 

177. Sarah Jane Eleanor Stuart, b. at Meadville, Miss., Jan. 15, 

1849 ; d. ^[ay 14, 1853, aged 4 years. 

172. James Hardeman Stuart^ (Oscar^, James*, Mary^, Jane', 
John Walker^), b. Oct. 8, 1838, in Tenn. He graduated with first 
honors from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1859. Until 
the outbreak of the war he studied law with such zeal and applica- 
tion that raised high expectations from the most eminent in the pro- 
fession. At the beginning of the war he was living with his uncle. 
Col. Wim. Hardeman, and went North to bring home his two sisters, 
then attending school at St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, X. J., and 
saw the military preparations of the i^orth. He said to his sisters, 
"The South will need all her sons; I must enlist at once. In May, 
1861, he left Jackson as a private in the Burt Eifles, of which his 
brother Oscar was first sergeant. A few days later he was made a 
member of the signal service on account of his educational qualifica- 
tions. With others he was instructed in signalling by Col. E. P. 
Alexander, who organized the first Confederate signal corps. He 
was made chief signal officer of General Stuart's command and re- 
ceived his commission as Captain, May 29, 1862. 

At the battle of Groveton (or Second Manassas), Aug. 30, 1862, 
he was signalling from a mountain top, when his horse was captured 
by the enemy. He escaped on foot. His commission was in his coat 
on the horse, and probably his sword. He could not procure another 
horse so he shouldered a musket as a private and placed himself in 
the front rank of a passing regiment, the Fifth Texas, and in his 
shirt sleeves, marched afoot with Longstreet's column to GrovetowTi. 
He led in the storming of two batteries, and while charging a third 
on Grovetown Heights, was instantly killed, and fell within thirty 
yards of the enemy, "first in the foremost line." The chaplain of the 
Eleventh Mississippi, a former schoolmate at Oxford, recognized 
the body, had it buried and marked the best he could. His brother, 
Oscar, at this time was sick at Lynchburg, find it fell to Edward, the 
youngest brother, then but fifteen, to represent the family, and sur- 
prised all by the skill with which he performed his difficult task. 
Two or three weeks after the battle, the army having returned from 




Capt. James H. Stuart. 



JOHN WALKER. 43 

Maryland, Edward rode for three days over the battlefield, still hid- 
eously thick with dead, and with great difficulty found the grave and 
built over it a pen of rails from a neighboring fence. General Stuart 
had intended and promised that he would erect a monument over 
the grave, but as he himself fell in battle, no other monument was 
ever built. 

James Stuart is highly praised in Count Von Brockets book on the 
Confederate Army and is the subject of a chapter in Jolm Esten 
Cooke's "Wearing the Gray," entitled, "Hardeman Stuart, the 
Young Signal Officer." He was a sincere and devoted Christian. 
He was engaged to be married to Louise, eldest daughter of Judge 
Wm. E. Yerger, the famous lawyer of Jackson. She mourned him 
for thirty years, and finally took the veil. Judge Yerger wrote of 
him thus : "He was intelligent, virtuous and brave, the soul of honor 
and truth, united with a kindness of disposition that endeared him 
to all with whom he was associated." 

OSCAR EWING Stuart^ (173) (Oscar^ James*, Mary^ Jane^, 
John Walker^), b. at Meadville, Miss., Aug. 31, 1841. He intended 
to become a physician and was a student at Oxford when the war be- 
gan. He was the first of the brothers to enlist, Edward being only 
fourteen and James being obliged to go north for his sisters. He en- 
listed in the Burt Eifles and James joined also before they left Jack- 
son. Oscar was chosen first sergeant when the company was organ- 
ized. On reaching Virginia the Burt Eifles became Co. K of the 
Eighteenth Mississippi, the most famous of the four regiments of 
Barksdale's famous Brigade. By the federals it was called the 
"Bloody Eighteenth." Company K was the color company. Oscar 
became its sergeant-major and was afterwards commissioned first 
lieutenant and adjutant of the regiment. He went through much 
hardship, hard marching and desperate fighting and participated in 
nearly all the battles of his command. He was wounded at Lees- 
burg, Oct. 21, 1861, and went home on a furlough. He there won 
the heart of Miss Bettie Wharton, the youngest daughter of Judge 
T. J. Wharton, who yet lives, the oldest of Mississippi's one-time 
laywers. Oscar was at Lynchburg on sick leave when his brother 
James was killed at Grovetown, Aug. 30, 1862. On the same day 
Miss Wharton died in Jackson, leaving a memor}^ of such sweetness 
as has not yet faded from the minds of those who knew her. "Some- 
times two mortal blows strike the unhappy in one day." Grief alter- 



44 DESCENDANTS OF 

ed Oscar's mien, even to the color of his eyes, but it drove him to the 
only consolation. He became a Christian and joined the Presby- 
terian Church. 

Oscar shared with his brigade in its famous defense of Fred- 
ericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. He shared in Barksdale's immortal de- 
fense of Mary's Hill, May 3, 1863, less than two thousand men three 
times repulsing twenty thousand. The Eighteenth lay in line of 
battle behind the ever famous stone wall, and the ground before it 
was strewn with Federal dead. When the enemy had been repulsed 
Oscar asked Berkeley, son of Bishop William M. Green of Miss., 
whether he would like to hear news from certain common friends. 
Green answered, "Not now, this is no time for news;" and Oscar 
said, "Then you will never hear." The heights were finally carried 
by the overwhelming force and Colonel Griffith saw that the hill was 
lost and shouted that he surrendered, but as the massacre continued, 
he bade Oscar wave a handkerchief on the end of his sword and shout 
with his stronger voice. Oscar did so, but the attention of the enemy 
being thus drawn to his magnificent figure, they rushed upon him. 
He received three pistol balls fired from within three feet of him, one 
piercing his brain, one his heart and the third was likewise mortal. 
He fell back into Griffin's arms and instantly expired. The regi- 
ment was nearly destroyed, a number of captives being sent to endure 
the horrors of northern prisons, but overwhelming as was their mis- 
fortune, the heroism of its resistance was shown by the number of 
Federal dead, which exceeded that of the entire Confederate force. 

Oscar was twenty-one at the time of his death. He lies in the Con- 
federate cemetery at Fredericksburg, among the noblest and bravest 
of the brave sleepers there. 

EDWAED Stuart^ (174) (Oscar^ James*, Mary^ Jane^ John 
Walker^), b. at Meadville, Miss., Feb. 17, 1847. On June 17, 1862, 
when but fifteen years old, he was permitted to depart as a recruit to 
the Burt Eifles, now Co. K of the 18th Mississippi. He served on 
General Stuart's signal corps, then commanded by his brother James, 
who was absent. He was instructed in signalling by Capt. Wilburn, 
commander of Stonewall Jackson's signal corps. He shared with 
the "Bloody Eighteenth" the last of its twenty-eight battles and was 
in the rear guard on the retreat from Eichmond, and was one of 
10,000 men captured after desperate fighting, April 6th. Next 
morning these imhappy prisoners had the grief of seeing thirty odd 




Adj. Oscar E. Stuakt. Edward Stuart. 

Ao-ed20. Aged 15. 



JOIIA^ WALKER. 45 

of their captured colors paraded before them. For three months 
Edward was at Point Lookout and suffered cruelest hardships in 
that infamous prison pen. The veteran of eighteen years returned 
home altogether unlike the promise of his robust boyhood. In time 
he recovered, and became, like his brothers, erect in carriage and dis- 
tinguished in appearance. War had left him too poor to seek a col- 
legiate education, but did not deprive him of his tliirst for scientific 
reading. He removed to Little Eock, Ark., where he married Mrs. 
Susan A. Baker (nee Omohundra) on May 31, 1881, where he still 
resides. 

Before the death of General Stuart in 1864, he gave Edward a 
scarf and watchguard, which are treasured by the family to this day. 

ADELAIDE LEWIS Stuart*' (175) (Oscar^ James*, Mary•^ 
Jane-, John Walker^), b. at Meadville, Miss. ,Oct. 25, 1843. With 
her sister Annie she attended school at St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, 
New Jersey, where both became Episcopalians. The two sisters 
came home at the outbreak of the war with their brother James who 
had gone North for them. James never returned from the army, 
but Oscar was twice home on furlough. When he left the second 
time he made it his parting, and as it were, his dying request, that 
his father would never permit his sisters to be left within the Federal 
lines. When, after his death at Mary's Hill, May 3, 1863, Sherman 
began his incendiary march toward Jackson, the two became refu- 
gees. They went to Lowndes County, Ala., from where Annie went 
to teach school in Simpson Co., Miss. Adelaide became a clerk in 
the treasury department, serving first at Columbia, South Carolina, 
and later at Eichmond, where she met her future husband, a confed- 
erate veteran honorably discharged because of a wound received at 
Sliiloh, then chief clerk of the postal department, who later recorded 
the minutes of the last meeting of the Confederate cabinet. 

Adelaide saw President Davis receive the fateful telegram from 
Lee in St. Paul's church and left Eichmond that night, riding all 
the way to Danville with other ladies on top of an ammunition car. 
When Lee surrendered she was obliged to return to Eichmond, and 
was there at last surrounded by those whom she regarded as her 
brothers' murderers and her country's oppressors. It was long be- 
fore her embittered heart would acknowledge that among them were 
as true gentlemen as any in the South. On Feb. 7, 1871, she was 
married to Prof. John Dimitry, son of Prof. Alexander Dimitry, a 



46 DESCENDANTS OF 

scholar in eighteen languages. John Dimitry is the author of Le 
Tombean Blane Atahualpa's Curtain, the immortal epitaph on 
Johnston, pronounced b}"- the highest English critics one of the great- 
est classics of English; author also of several similar odes, of two 
histories of Louisiana, and other literary and historical works. After 
their marriage Prof. Dimitry lectured at Locquet's Institute in New 
Orleans, later went to Philadelphia and finally to New York, ad- 
vancing in journalistic honors. 

In 1875 he became professor in English in the Colegio de Caldas 
at Bogota, U. S. of Columbia. The climate proving injurious to 
Mrs. Dimitry's health they returned in 1876 to New Orleans, where 
they now live, the professor being engaged in literary work. Prof. 
Dimitry being a cripple of late years from the wound received at 
Shiloh, his wife has been his searcher of libraries and collector of 
data. She is also his amanuensis, and of invaluable assistance in 
every way, her husband depending more on her judgment that that 
of any other critic. 

ANNIE ELIZABETH Stuart^ (176) (Oscar^ James% Mary% 
Jane^, John Walker^), b. at Meadville, Franklin County, Miss., May 
9, 1845. She attended school with her sister at Burlington, New 
Jersey, where both became Episcopalians. When Sherman advanced 
on Jackson she became a refugee for eighteen months in Alabama. 
From there she went to Simpson County, . Miss., where she taught 
school the remaining months of the war. She afterwards taught 
school in Yazoo City, where she met Judge R. B. Mayes, to whom 
she was married at Summit, Miss., Aug. 15, 1867. Judge Mayes 
was the author of "These Three," "Sonnets on Repudiation" and 
other religious works. He was a lineal deecendant of Sir William 
Locke, an English knight of the time of Henry VIII, and a great- 
grandson of Robert Bowmar of Kentucky, called "Honest Robin," 
one of Boone's pioneers. He was the son of Judge Daniel Mayes, 
the eminent jurist and loyal Christian. 

Judge Mayes died in his sixty-fifth year, Nov. 3, 1884. He was 
a Christian and a man of the highest integrity and honor and lived 
a blameless life. 

Annie Elizabeth Stuart Mayes and her husband. Judge R. B. 
Mayes, are the parents of the following children: 

178. Robert Burns Mayes +. 

179. Adelaide Eleanor Mayes +, 



JOHX WALKER. 47 

180. Stuart Hardeman Bowman Mayes +. 

181. Fannie Harris Mayes +. 

182. Annie Elizabeth Mayes, b. near Yazoo, Miss., May 4, 1879. 

Immersed in the Yazoo River Mar. 17, 1899 +. 

EGBERT BURXS Mayes" (178) (Annie% Oscar^ James*, Mary% 
Jane^, John Walker^), b. in Yazoo City, Miss., May 27, 1868; was in 
delicate health from earliest infancy; was immersed in the Yazoo 
River July 11, 1886; was for a long time member of a Baptist 
church, at one time taught in three different schools every Sunday, 
and was at one time a minister of the Gospel, serving at Jackson, 
near Bolton, and at Senatobia. For two sessions attended the Col- 
lege of the Bible, Lexington, Ky., M^here he led many of the classes. 
During 1894 he was office editor of the Messenger, a denominational 
weekly published in Jackson, Miss., but at the end of the year return- 
ed to the home farm near Yazoo City, refusing five offers to resume 
editorial work. Here he now resides. 

ADELAIDE ELEANOR Mayes' (179) (Annie«, Osear^ James*, 
Mary^ Jane^, John Walker^), b. in Yazoo City Get. 27, 1870. She 
was immersed in the Yazoo River and is a member of tlie Baptist 
Church. 

STUART HARDEMAN BGWMAN Mayes^ (180) (Annie% 
Gscar^, James*, Mary^, Jane^, John Walker^), b. at Lichenhurst, 
Miss., March 10, 1873. He was immersed in the Yazoo River July 
11, 1886, and ordained a Baptist minister Nov. 18, 1894. Gn Sept. 
2, 1896, he married Miss Pauline "Wilson. 

FANNIE HARRIS Mayes'' (181) (Annie^ Gscar*, James^ 
Mary^, Jane^, John Walker^), was the second dau. of Robert B. 
Mayes and Annie E. Stuart Mayes. She entered the earthly life Jan. 
13, 1877, the Christian life Mar. 17, 1889 (she and her sister Annie 
immersed in the Yazoo River on this day), and the heavenly life 
Dec. 21, 1896. At her favorite hour of sunset, on a bitter wintry 
day, when but twelve years old, she followed Christ into the cold 
waters of the Yazoo River. When asked if she was not afraid of be- 
ing swept away by the current she answered, "It would be a good 
way to die."' She was very religious, reading her Bible daily. She 
sang with a richness and sweetness that thrilled every hearer and 



48 DESCENDANTS OF 

wrote. such poetry as Nature taught her child. She did not live to 
complete her twentieth year, but in this brief life she exhibited the 
noblest traits of a noble race. 

On the Sunday evening before her death the Lord's supper was 
kept in her room. Her glorious voice had been weakened by three 
months of suffering, but she sang "There is a land of pure delight/'' 
and "There is a home eternal." 

"Soon shall I join that anthem 
Far beyond the sky; 
Jesus became my ransom, 
Why should I fear to die." 
Twenty-four hours later she joined the anthem. It was her be- 
loved sunset hour when she passed through glory's western gate "and 
walked in paradise." 

ALEXANDER Stuart (151), son of Alexander Stuart and his 
second wife Mary Moore Paxton and g. son of Archibald; was edu- 
cated by his brother Archibald at Staunton; at the same time, the 
brother James was given a place to pursue his studies, also their 
cousin John Hall. They all proved diligent students and successful 
in business afterwards. After Alexander finished his course of law 
studies he removed to Campbell Co.; was elected a member of the 
Executive Council of the State, and removed to Richmond, marrying 
about this time Ann Dabney, a near relation of Chiswell Dabney of 
Lynchburg; was appointed United States Judge of the territory of 
Illinois; was afterwards District Judge of the U. S. Court in Mo., 
and occupied other positions of trust and responsibility in the state. 
His two children by his first wife survived him. His 2nd wife was 
Jane Johnson, by whom he had a son. The children were : 

*182a. Archibald Stuart, who m. Miss Pannill. 10 children +. 

183. Ann Stuart. She m. Judge James Ewell Brown of Wythe 

Co., Va., for whom Gen'l James Ewell Brown Stuart, 
nephew of Ann, was named. 

184. Chapman Johnson Stuart. 

ARCHIBALD Stuart^ (182a) (Alexander*, Mary^ Jane-, John 
Walker^), b. in Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 2, 1795. He settled in Patrick 
Co., where he studied law and became eminent in this profession. 

*There is another No. 182, hence Archibald Stuart Is numbered 182a. 



JOHN WALKER. 49 

He represented Patrick Co. at different times in the House of Dele- 
gates, in the Senate of Va., in the Congress of the U. S., and in the 
Va. Constitutional Convention of 1829 and '30 and 1850-51 ; was an 
officer in the war of 1812. He m. Elizabeth Letcher Pannill, who 
M-as b. Jan. 4, 1801. He d. in Sept., 1855. They were the parents 
of 10 children: 

185. Ann Dabney Stuart, b. Mar. 24, 1818. 

186. Bethenia Frances Stuart, b. Sept. 10, 1819. She became 

Mrs. Chevalier; living in 1900. 

187. Mary Tucker Stuart, b. July 20, 1821. 

188. David Pannill Stuart, b. Sept. 10, 1823. 

189. William Alexander Stuart, b. May 20, 1826. 

190. John Dabney Stuart, b. Is^ov. 15, 1828; m. Ann Kent. 

Their dau., Ellen Douglas Stuart, is a teacher at Wythe- 
ville Seminary, Va. 

191. Columbia Stuart, b. May 30, 1830. 

192. James Ewell Brown Stuart, b. Feb.. 6, 1833 +. 

193. Virginia Stuart, b. . 

194. Victoria Stuart. 



JAMES EWELL BROWN Stuart^ (192) (Archibald^ Alex.% 
Alex. 2, Archibald^), was b. in Patrick Co., Va., Feb. 6, 1833, the 
youngest son of Archibald Stuart and Elizabeth Letcher Pannill. 
On the paternal side, he is a descendant of Archibald Stuart, a na- 
tive of Londonderry, Ireland, of Scotch Presbyterian antecedents, 
who in 1726 on account of religious persecutions, left his native 
country and came to America, first settling in Penn. and later mov- 
ing to Virginia. 

On the maternal side, he is descended from Giles Letcher, who 
was also born in Ireland, but came of an old Welsh family. This 
ancestor emigrated to America prior to the Eevolutionary War, and 
was married in Richmond, Va., to Hannah Hughes, of Welsh ex- 
traction. 

In 1847, young Stuart was at school in Wytheville, Va. The fol- 
lowing year, he entered Emory and Henry College. While a student 
at this institution, he professed conversion, and became a member of 
the Methodist Church. Throughout the remainder of his life, he 
was a consistent Christian. He subsequently joined the Protestant 
Episcopal Church. 



50 DESCENDANTS OF 

In 1850 he received an appointment to the West Point Military 
Academy. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee speaks approvingly of "his soldierly 
bearing and strict attention to military duties." He graduated in 
1854, and was commissioned second lieutenant in the first regiment 
of the U. S. Cavalry. In Sept., 1855, his regiment was sent against 
the hostile Indians, and they were occupied in this expedition until 
Nov. 4th, although no battle took place. On Dec. 20, 1855, he was 
brevetted a first lieutenant in his regiment. 

On Nov. 4th, 1855, Lieutenant Stuart married Flora Cooke, a 
daughter of Col. Philip St. George Cooke. They were married at 
Fort Riley, which post Gen. Cooke commanded. 

In 1859 he invented a sabre attachment. He continued in the 
service of the United States Army until 1861, when Virginia seceded. 
He then sent in his resignation, and before hearing of its acceptance, 
received notice of his promotion as captain. However, he immediate- 
ly joined the Confederate army, and was commissioned a lieutenant- 
colonel of the infantry on May 10, 1861. 

He served throughout the Civil War, and was conspicuous in 
many battles. At Bull Eun, he ably supported Jackson's flank. At 
Danesville, Dec. 20, 1861, he encountered his first serious defeat. 
At the battle of Seven Pines, he was of material service to Gen. 
Longstreet. He took active part in the seven day's fight around 
Richmond, but he is most famous for his celebrated raid on Cham- 
bersburg. His return march is one of the most remarkable on record. 
Within twenty-seven hours, he had covered eighty miles, notwith- 
standing the fact that he was encumbered with his artillery and with 
the horses he had captured, and had forced a passage of the Potomac 
in the face of the enemy. He lost only two men, and one was wound- 
ed.. He had destroyed public property and the railroad in Chambers- 
burg, amounting to $251,000. Thirty U. S. government officials 
and citizens of prominence were captured, 286 wounded prisoners 
were paroled, and about twelve hundred horses captured. One of the 
most important results of the expedition was the demoralizing effect 
it had on the Federal cavalry. 

He was with Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville. He led Hill's 
corps against Grant at the passage of the Rapidan, and by a detour 
interposed Sheridan on his raid on Richmond, and met that cavalry 
leader at Yellow Tavern. The fortimes of war turned against his 
forces only after he had himself been mortally wounded, being shot 
by a fleeing Federal trooper who had been dismounted in the charge. 



JOHN AVALKEE. 51 

Noticing the retreating ranks of his disorganized men, he cried to 
them as he was carried from the field, '"'Go back ! Go back ! and do 
your duty, as I have done mine, and our country will be safe. Go 
back ! Go back ! I would rather die than be wliipped/^ These words 
'of soldierly entreaty were the last he uttered on the battlefield. He 
died at Richmond, Va., June 12, 1864. 

— From the Nat'l Cyclo. of Am. Biog. 

James E. B. Stuart was named for Judge James Ewell Brown, 
an uncle by marriage. Judge Brown was a graduate of Washington 
and Lee University in 1806. He graduated as a lawyer, and was 
Clerk of the Virginia Superior Court, and Judge of the Circuit 
Court and General Court, Wythe County, A-'irginia. The late Hon. 
A. H. H. Stuart, wrote of Judge Bro^vn the following : "Chancellor 
Brown was a native of Penn., being in his youth a classmate of my 
wife's brother. Brown was a man of extraordinary ability. He soon 
rose to eminence as a lawyer, and settled with his wife, Frances Pey- 
ton, in Hardy Co., Virginia. He was elected Chancellor of the 
Staunton District Court of Chancerj^ and removed to Staunton in 
1809, and continued to reside there until his death in Oct., 1826. 
He was trustee of the Washington and Lee University from 1807 to 
1817, and was also General of the Virginia militia." 

Two children : 

195. Virginia Stuart, m. Page Waller of Xorfolk, Va. She d. 

Sept., 1898. 

196. J. E. B. Stuart, Jr., of Newport News, Va. 

Of the third brother, John Stuart, we have the following account : 
Rev. Robert Stuart of Kentucky, in a brief memoir found among 
his papers after his death, states that his parents came from the north 
of Ireland, and settled on Walker's Creek, on Borden's tract. Mr. 
Stuart was born in 1772 and distinctly remembered Ms grand- 
mother. He does not mention the name of his grandparents. They 
brought with them to America, an infant son named John. Another 
son was born, but died young, and there were no other children. We 
find from old deeds that John received from Joseph Mays a half 
acre lot in Staunton; this was in 1757. On Sept. 6, 1762, John 
Stuart and Sarah, his wife, conveyed one-half of the lot to Thomas 
Lewis, Andrew Lewis and Wm. Preston. Stuart then lived on the 



52 DESCENDANTS OF 

other half, as appears from the deed. The part retained was con- 
vej^ed in 1764 to Israel Christian. 

In 1765 John Stuart executed to David Stuart a bill of sale for a 
negro woman and child, and four feather beds. We also find from, 
the same source that John and Eobert Stuart were among the early 
settlers in "Borden's" tract and that their lands were contiguous. 
Of Eobert, no other information. He ma}' have been the father of 
the John Stuart just mentioned and grandfather of the Eev. Eobt. 
Stuart, but the descendants of the latter think the grandfather's 
name was John. 

The John Stuart referred to was a brother of Arcliibald and 
David. His permanent home was on Walker's Creek, six miles west 
from Brownsburg. During Indian times his dwelling was fortified 
to resist attack, and several Lochabar axes and other ancient weapons 
are still preserved by his descendants. It would seem that feeling 
insecure on Walker's Creek, he removed to Staunton about 1757 and 
remained there until 1764, when the Indian wars of that period 
were over. 

John Stuart, only child of his parents, was born in 1740 and suc- 
ceeded to the estate of his father (John). He married Elizabeth 
Walker (daughter of James and granddaughter of John the emi- 
grant), and lived and died on Walker's Creek. During the Eevolu- 
tionary War he served as a soldier, and at the battle of Guilford, was 
an officer. According to a family tradition he visited Ireland in 1786 
and brought back a considerable sum of money. He died in ].831, 
when fully ninety years old. He was for many years member of the 
Timber Eidge Church of Augusta Co., Va., now Eockbridge Co. 

John and Elizabeth Walker Stuart were the parents of the follow- 
ing children, viz. : 

197. James Stuart +. 

198. Mary Stuart, m. William Walker. 5 children. Their de- 

scendants are the Walkers, Eowans, Bro'UTis, Stricklers, 
etc. + 

199. John Stuart, m. Virginia Wardlaw and moved to Mo. 

200. Eobert Stuart, m. Hannah Todd. They had children +. 
301. Joseph Stuart, d. unm., of yellow fever in Charleston, S. C. 
203. Hugh Stuart, m. Betsey Walker. They lived on Walker's 

Creek, and were the parents of Margaret Stuart, who be- 
came Mrs. Andrew Patterson +. 



JOHN WALKER. 53 

203. Alexander Stuart, m. Polly Walker. No children +. 
304. Walker Stuart, m. Miss McClure. 5 children +. 

JAMES Stuart* (197) (Elizabetlr, James^ John Walker^), 
when a youth served in the American army at Yorktown. He set- 
tled at Orangeburg, S. C, and became wealthy. He married a widow 
who was formerly Miss Anna Tabb. They had one child who became 
the wife of William L. Lewis, a grandson of Col. William Lewis and 
great-grandson of John Lewis. Their grandson. Dr. James Stuart 
Lewis, lives in Florida. 

EGBERT Stuart*, D. D. (200) (Elizabeth^, James^, John^), b. 
Aug. 14, 1772, on Walker's Creek. He was well educated at Liberty 
Hall, under Dr. Graham. His theological training was received at 
Hampden Sidney. He preached in Virginia several years, and went 
to Kentucky prior to 1800. He was Professor of Languages in the 
Transylvania University for a number of years. For over fifty years 
he occupied the pulpits of the churches at Walnut Hill, Fayette 
County, and Salem, Clarke County. He m. Hannah Todd, dau. of 
General Levi Todd and Jean Briggs( dau. of Capt. Samuel Briggs). 
They had 7 children, viz. : 

205. Mary Jane Stuart, m. Daniel B. Price. 4 children +. 

206. Eliza A. Stuart, m. Dr. Steele +. 

207. John Todd Stuart, m. Mary Virginia Nash +. 

208. Ptobert Stuart, m. Jane Miller. 4 children +. 

209. David Todd Stuart, m. Olivia Winchester Hall. 11 chil- 

dren +. 

210. Margaret Stuart, m. Robt. Woodson. She is a widow and 

lives at Versailles, Ky., with her niece, Mrs. John Berry- 
man. 

211. Samuel Stuart, m. Cornelia St. Clair Waddell. 9 chil- 

dren +. 

MARY JANE Stuart^ (205) (Robert*, Eliz.', James^ John^), 
m. Daniel B. Price of Versailles, Ky., who was Clerk of the Circuit 
Court of Jessamin County. They have four children, as follows : 

212. D. B. Price, of Versailles, Ky. 

213. Robert S. Price of Jessamin County. 

214. Eliza Price, m. Mr. Hemphill and lives in Jessamin 

County. 

215. Louisa Price, m. John Berryman. 



54 DESCENDANTS OF 

ELIZA A. Stuart^ (206) (Eobert*, Elizabeth^ James^ John^), 
m. Dr. Steele, a Presbyterian minister of Hillsboro, Ohio. She d. 
in 1884, aged seventy-nine years. 

JOHN TODD Stuart^ (207) (Robert*, Elizabeth^ James^ 
John^), m. Mary Virginia Nash, Oct., 1837. They lived in Spring- 
field, 111. No children given. 

207. John Todd Stuart was educated at Center College and 
Transylvania; studied law under Judge Daniel Brack, his uncle by 
marriage; moved to Springfield, 111., where he spent the remainder 
of his days; was elected to the Legislature in 1832, when only 25 
years old; re-elected in 1834-35. He lent his aid to enlisting the in- 
terest of the state in the construction of the 111. and Michigan Canal. 
In reference to his association with and infiuence over Abraham Lin- 
coln, who was a member of the lower house of the Legislature in 
1834-36, Judge Goodrich says in his address before the 111. Bar As- 
sociation: "The part which Stuart took in shaping Lincoln's 
destiny is not generally known outside of the circle of their immedi- 
ate friends. They lodged at the same house, and occupied the same 
bed, during the session of the legislature. Both were Whigs in poli- 
tics, and trusted friends, and each estimated aright the abilities of 
the other. Both were honest men Math deep convictions, and appreci- 
ated by their fellow-members. The one was liberally educated and 
a law}^er; the other, uneducated, and engaged in the humble occupa- 
tion of a land surveyor. Stuart saw at once that there must be a 
change of occupation to give Lincoln a fair start in life, and that the 
study and practice of the law were necessary to stimulate his ambi- 
tion and develop his faculties. When the subject was introduced, it 
appeared that Lincoln had never entertained the idea of becoming 
a lawj^er, and stated difficulties, which he deemed insurmountable. 
These Stuart overcame, and Lincoln agreed to give the matter 
thoughtful consideration. The result was that he yielded to Stuarf s 
solicitations, and read law at his country home, some distance from 
Springfield, under the direction of Stuart, and with books loaned by 
him for the purpose. On Lincoln's admission to the bar, Stuart 
formed a partnership with him, which continued, I think, until 
Stuart went to Congress. Every la^n^er, and indeed every thought- 
ful and intelligent person, can readily see the influence which the 
choice of the legal profession had on Lincoln's life." 



JOHN WALKER. 55 

In 1836 Stuart was defeated by Col. May, Democratic candidate. 

In 1838 he defeated Stephen A. Douglass for a seat in the Na- 
tional House of Eepresentatives. In 1840 he achieved an easy vic- 
tory over Judge Ealston, and in 1843 declined to run a third time ; 
was in the State Senate from 1848-1853. He bitterly regretted the 
strife between Korth and South, and felt that the difficulty should 
have been settled at the ballot box. 

He re-entered Congress in 1862 in the hopes of being instrumental 
in restoring peace between the conflicting parties. 

He held his own always as a lawyer, and as a man was upright and 
generous always, discharging conscientiously every duty and obliga- 
tion. He was a Major of battalion in the Black Hawk War, where 
Abraham Lincoln commanded a company in the same battalion. 

Sketch of Hon. John Todd Stuart taken from "Historic Families 
of Kentucky" hy T. M. Green. 



TODD FAMILY. 

What is known of the Todd family is Lonorable. Of the Cove- 
nanters captured at Bothwell Bridge, two hundred and fifty were 
sentenced to be transported to America. Two hundred of these were 
drowned in a shipwreck off the Orkneys; fifty escaped, and after- 
wards took part in the defense of Londonderry. Among those 
drowned were Eobert Todd of Fenwick and James Todd of Dunbar. 
In 1769, the same year in which these two were drowned, John Todd, 
their brother, fled from the persecutions of Claverhouse in Scotland, 
and sought refuge in Downs Co., Ireland. In 1720, his son Eobert 
Todd (1697) came with his family from Ireland to Montgomery Co., 
Penn., where he died in 1775. His first wife, Isabella Parker, died 
before he left Ireland, but he married Isabella Hamilton in America. 
Isabella Parker was the mother of Eobert Todd. Many families of 
note in Penn. were related to her. John Todd (son of Eobert) grad- 
uated at Princeton in 1749, located in Louisa Co., Va., and became 
so distinguished as a Presbyterian minister, scholar and educator, 
that it has been said that no history of the Presbyterian Church in 
Virginia could be written without honorable mention of him. The 
brother of this John Todd, David Todd (g. grandfather of Mrs. Lin- 
coln) was born April 8, 1732. He was a farmer but sold his farm in 



56 DESCENDANTS OF 

1738, and the next year removed to Ky. to join his sons, Eobert and 
Levi Todd. 

John, Eobert and Levi Todd were educated in Ya. in a school 
taught by their uncle, Eev. John Todd. The eldest, Col. Jolin Todd, 
studied law, and was the first civil governor and lieutenant- 
commander of Illinois. These three brothers Avere in the Eevolution 
under Gen. Geo. Eogers Clarke. 

Col. John Todd was appointed by Patrick Henry, Dec. 13, 1778, 
lieutenant-commander of Illinois. He represented Ky. in the Gen. 
Assembly of Ya. in 1778, and his brothers formed a part of the ex- 
pedition to 111. Co. For three years Col. John Todd held the respon- 
sible position of lieut.-com. In 1780 he was again chosen a delegate 
to the Va. legislature. In this year Ivy. (county) was divided into 
three counties, Lincoln, Jefferson and Fayette; and Thos. Jefferson, 
then Governor of Va., appointed Col. John Todd col. of Fayette 
Co., Daniel Boone lieutenant-col., and Thomas Marshall sur- 
veyor. 

During the summer 1782, an Indian invasion aroused the county, 
and the militia was summoned to repel it. Col. Todd, as senior Col., 
took command of the little army sent in pursuit of the retreating 
savages. This force included Daniel Boone and many other illus- 
trious Kentuckians. On the 18th of Aug., 1783, they came up with 
the Indians at Blue Licks, and one of the most disastrous battles to 
the whites ever fought on Ky. soil followed. Col. John Todd fell at 
the head of his men, shot through the body, j^early half of this lit- 
tle band was killed or wounded. Among the wounded were his 
brothers. Gen. Levi and Gen. Eobert Todd. Gen. Levi Todd, the 
third brother, was the grandfather of Mrs. Lincoln (and father of 
Hannah, who married Eobert Stuart) . 

Gen. Levi Todd was born in Penn., 1756; studied law and survey- 
ing, and was one of the defenders of Harrod's Fort in Ky., and also 
assisted Gen. Ben Logan to hold St. x^saph's at Stanford, Ky. He 
was lieutenant in Geo. Eogers Clarke's campaign for the conquest of 
111.; was appointed successively Major, Colonel, Brigadier and Maj.- 
General of the Kentucky forces. He died at Lexington, Ky. His 
wife was Jean Briggs, a dau. of Capt. Samuel Briggs, who was the 
brother-in-law of General Ben Logan and one of his fifty picked men. 

Gen. Levi Todd's son Eobert was Mrs. Lincoln's father. He was 
a man of considerable wealth, and was for many years president of 
a bank at Lexington, Ky. 



JOHN WALKER. 57 

Gen. Levi Todd's daughter Hannah married Robert Stuart, the 
father of Hon. John Todd Stuart — thus Abraham Lincoln married 
the own cousin of his friend Hon. J. T. Stuart, the latter with his 
wife being among the very few friends present at the marriage of 
Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd. 

Hannah Todd, who married Robert Stuart of Va., was bom at 
Harrods fort in 1780. She is represented as a woman of unusual 
strength of character. 

— From National Enc. of American Biography. 

ROBERT Stuart^ (208) (Robert', Elizabeth^ James^, Johni), 
b. April 10, 1810, and d. at the home of his dau. Mary in Marshall, 
Mo., Sept. 32, 1881. He m. Jane Miller in 1840. She was b. in 
Danville, Ky. They had four children as follows : 

216. Mary Stuart, b. 1841; m. Mr. Morgan of Marshall, Mo. 

They had one son, name unknown. She afterwards be- 
came Mrs. King, and now lives in Oklahoma. 

217. Margaret Stuart, b. in 1842 or 1843 ; m. James Price of St. 

Louis. They had five children. The oldest son d. in 
189G. Another son is dead. Their dau. Mary, m. and 
moved to Kansas City, Mo. 

218. Emma Stuart, m. William Atar of St. Louis, and has one 

son, William Atar. 

219. William Stuart, the only son of Robert and Jane Stuart, 

joined the Confederate Army and d. in the hospital at the 
age of nineteen years. 

DAVID TODD Stuart^ (209) (Robert*, Elizabeth^ James^ 
John^), b. June 29, 1812, and m. Olivia Winchester Hall (dau. of 
Richard Hall and Amanda Winchester Hall), on Oct. 28, 1836. He 
was called the same fall to be pastor of the two Presbyterian 
Churches, Shiloh and Olivet in Shelby Co., Ky., serving them fifteen 
years. In July 1851, he was elected Principal of the Shelbyville 
Female College, afterwards called the Stuart Female College for 
him after his death, which occurred Sept. 26, 1868. He was Princi- 
pal of this college for seventeen years. Left eleven children, viz : 

220. Dr. Robert Stuart, m. Susan Elizabeth Read. 8 children +. 

221. Winchester Hall Stuart, m. Martinette M. China. 11 chil- 

dren +. 



58 DESCENDANTS OF 

222. John L. Stuart, m. Mary Horton. 5 children +. 

223. Stuart B. Stuart, single and living at Shelbyville, Ky. 

224. Amelia Stuart, m. Wm. Emery. 6 children +. 

225. Theodore Stuart, single and living in Norfolk, Va. 

226. Mary Louisa Stuart, m. Dr. Thomas Sanders. 6 children + 

227. Margaret B. Stuart, m. Wm. H. Eichardson. 4 children + 

228. Florence Stuart, m. John P. Allen. 2 cliildren +. 

229. Annie Mcllwaine Stuart, m. John I. Logan. 4 children +. 

230. David Todd Stuart, single; has been connected with the 

Newspaper Union in New York City for about 15 years. 

EOBEET Stuart^ (220) (David T.% Eobt.*, Eliz.^ James-, 
John^). He is a physician; spent most of his life at Henderson, 
Ky. ; is now living at Spiceland, Henry Co., Ind. ; m. Susan Eliza- 
beth Eead, May 8, 1861. Their children will be found farther on — 
No. 284-293. 

WINCHESTEE HALL Stuart^ (221) (David% Eobt.% Eliz.^ 
James^, John^), m. Martinette M. Chinn, Dec. 26, 1865. She was 
the dau. of Dr. Marcus Aurelius Chinn, who was the fourth son of 
John and Mildred Higgins Chinn. Mildred Higgins was the dau. 
of Joel and Drusilla Winn Higgins, the maternal ancestors, and 
John Chinn was the son of Charles Chinn of England and Sythia 
Davis of Wales. 

After his father's death, Winchester H. Stuart became principal 
of the Stuart Female College, which position he held for twenty 
years. He moved to Owensboro, Ky., in 1890, and was principal of 
the Owensboro Female College four years, and was then elected prin- 
cipal of the Owensboro High School, which position he now fills. 11 
children, viz. : 

231. James Gamble Stuart. 

232. David Todd Stuart. 

233. Louise Winchester Stuart. 

234. Olivia Hall Stuart. ■ 

235. Marcus Chinn Stuart. 

236. Edwin Winchester Stuart. 

237. Martin Hardin Stuart. 

238. George Beech Stuart. 

239. John Stuart. 

240. Joe Cecil Stuart. 

241. Winchester Stuart. 



JOHN WALKER. 69 

JOHN" L. Stuart*^ (222) (David% Eobe^t^ Elizabetll^ James% 
John^), m. Mary Horton of Mobile, Ala., Oct., 1874. They are now 
in Cliina where they have been since 1874. John was a missionary 
in China ten years before his marriage. They have two children 
buried there. Eobert died of cholera, aged seven and a half years. 
They have three sons in Va. Jolm Leighton is Professor at Pan 
Tops Academy, and the other two, David and Warren, are at the 
University of Virginia, Charlottsville. 

AMELIA Stuart^ (234) (David% EobertS Elizabetlr, James^, 
John^), m. Wm. Emery. They live at Clarksville, Tenn. They had 
six children as follows : 

242. Bertha Emery. 

243. Winnifred Emery. 

244. Arthur Emery, who is at Manila on Gen. Merritt's staff. 

345. Eliza Emery. 

346. Herbert Emery. 

347. Amanda Emery, who d. in infancy. 

MAKY LOUISA Stuart^ (336) (David^ Eobert*, Elizabeth^ 
James^, John^), m. Dr. Thomas Sanders and lives in Louisville, Ky. 
They have six sons, as follows : 

248. Stuart Sanders. 

349. Onsley Sanders. 

350. Thomas Sanders. 

351. Adair Sanders. 
353. Eobert Sanders. 

353. Winchester, d. young. 

MAEGAEET B. Stuart^ (337) (David^ Eobert*, Elizabeth^ 
James^, John^), m. Wm. H. Eichardson, Dec. 3, 1872. He is a 
Presbyterian minister. They have two daughters : They have two 
sons dead. 

354. Ada Eichardson. 

355. Olivia Eichardson. 

FLOEENCE Stuart^ (338) (David^ Eobert*, Elizabeth^, James^ 
John^), m. John P. Allen. She d. leaving two children: 

356. Theodore Allen. 

357. Florence Allen, who has since died. 



60 DESCENDANTS OF 

ANNIE McILVAINE Stuart'' (229) (David^ Eobert% Eliza- 
beth^, James-, John^), m. John I. Logan, ex-mayor of Shelbyville, 
Ky. They have four lovely daughters : 

258. Olivia Stuart Logan. 

259. Elizabeth Logan. 

260. Annie S. Logan. 

261. Florence Logan. 

SAMUEL Stuart^ (211) (Eobert^ Eliz.^ James^ John 
Walker^). Eev. Samuel Stuart's first pastorate was near Lexington, 
Ky. From there he removed to Prince Edward Co., Ya., and was 
for many years pastor of Old Briery Church near Hampton Sidney 
College. He moved to Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Va., about 
the time the war began. He was Chaplain in the C. S. Army, and 
then in the hospital at Staunton until the close of the war. 

He was sent to London and Paris by the Washington IJniversity 
to raise money to further endow it. Eob't Lee then being President, 
the name was changed to Washington and Lee University. He was 
very successful, and on returning, he was made President of a Fe- 
male Seminary at Abingdon, which at his suggestion was called 
"Stonewall Jackson Institute." He was President five years, but 
had to resign on account of poor health. He died at the home of his 
daughter, Mary Preston, at Abingdon, Va., in 1895, at the age of 
81 years. He married Cornelia St. Clair Waddell, and they had 
nine children, as follows : 

262. Katherine Stuart, who is dead. 

263. Mary E. Stuart, m. Henry S. Preston. 5 children +. 

264. Addison Waddell Stuart ; joined the Confederate Army at 

the age of seventeen. He was orderly to Col. Edmonson 
of the 27th Battalion of Va. He and his father were 
with Gen. Humphrey Marshall when he marched into 
Ky. They came back with him, but Addison died of con- 
gestion of the lungs while on a forced march, in Easton, 
Va., in 1864. 

265. Cornelia Stuart. 

266. Samuel D. Stuart. 

267. Eoberta Stuart. 

268. Judith Annett Stuart. 

269. Lelia St. Clair Stuart, m. Sam'l B. Moore. 3 children +. 

270. Virginia Waddell Stuart. 



JOHN WALKER. 61 

MAEY E. Stuart« (363) (SamueP, Eobert% Eliz.^ James^, 
John^), in. Henr}^ S. Preston. They live in Abingdon, Ya. 5 chil- 
dren, viz. : 

271. S. Eoberta Preston. 

272. Mary Stuart Preston. 

273. Kettie Preston, dead. 

274. S. D. Stuart Preston. 

275. Katherine St. Clair Preston. 

LELIA ST. CLAIR Stuart^ (269) (SamueP, Robert*, Eliz.% 
James% John^), m. Samuel B. Moore of Lexington, Va. 8 children, 
viz. : 

276. Nettie Moore, who is dead. 

277. S. D. Stuart Moore. 

278. Virginia Wilson Moore. 

ALEXANDER Stuart* (203) (Elizabeth", James^ John^), m. 
Miss Polly Walker (dau. of John Walker and a half-sister of Mar- 
garet Stuart Patterson's mother). Alexander Stuart was a delicate 
man. His wife was considered a very intelligent woman by all who 
knew her. They lived at the old "Indian Forte'' and had no children. 

WALKER Stuart* (204) (Elizabeth^ James-, John^), m. a Miss 
MeClure and lived at the ancestral home. They had four sons and 
one daughter: 

279. John H. Stuart. 

280. William W. Stuart. 

281. Alexander Stuart. 

282. James J. Stuart, the father of W. C. Stuart of Lexington. 

283. Mary Stuart, m. James Brown. Their son, Rev. C. Gr. 

Bro^^Ti, is a missionary to Japan. 

DR. ROBERT Stuart (220), m. Susan E. Read. Children were 
8, as follows : 

284. Anna Reed Stuart, m. John S. Baskett. Their home is in 

Zion, Henderson Co., Ivy. Several children: 

292. Baskett. 

293. Baskett. 



63 DESCENDANTS OF 

285. Alice Stuart; not m. ; living with her father. 

286. Susan Stuart ; not m. ; living with her father. 

287. Mary Stuart, m. Dr. Miles Dunn. Their home is at Zion, 

Kentucky. 

288. Eobert Stuart; lives in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

289. Benjamin Stuart. A presbyterian minister at Sulphur 

Springs, Texas, where he has charge cf two churches. He 
m. Ada Mitchell. 

290. Olivia Stuart, d. in infancy. 

291. Amanda Stuart, d. in infancy. 



Miss Nettie Stuart of Lexington, Va., writes Nov. 19, 1898 : "I 
have lived here with my sister, Mrs. S. E. Moore, for five years, and 
last summer made my first visit to the "Ancestral Home" on Walker's 
Creek. There are only three of the family of my father's generation 
now living. John H. has passed his eighty-fifth birthday, and is a 
hearty old gentleman, quite deaf, but otherwise seems to retain his 
faculties. I quite enjoyed hearing him tell of the days when my 
grandfather and his daughters (Aunts Eliza and Margaret) would 
come to visit them. And the wealthy cousin, James Stuart, from 
South Carolina would arrive in his coach drawn by four fine horses, 
etc. His sister, Mary Stuart Brown, lives within half a mile of him. 
About one-fourth of a mile below them is the old "Homestead," "The 
Forte." This house viewed from a modern standpoint is very insig- 
nificant in appearance ; is about one and a half stories high ; the ori- 
ginal log house, weatherboarded inside and outside. A covered porch 
runs the length of the front of the house. It has very small windows. 

"They showed me one of the Lochabar axes of Indian times. 'The 
Forte' is eighteen miles from Lexington, Va." 

John Stuart, who married Elizabeth Walker, and Major Alexander 
Stuart were cousins. They were both officers in the Eevolution and 
fought side by side. 

The "Annals" is principally a history of Augusta County, Va., 
which originally extended from the Blue Eidge to the Mississippi 
Eiver, and from the Great Lakes on the north to the northern bound- 
ary of the present State of Tenn. on the south. 



JO^N WALKEK. 63 



GOLDEN WEDDING OF MAJOE AND MRS. STUART. 

Jump, Va., March 16, 1895. 

A large gathering of people, old and young, assembled at the resi- 
dence of Mr. John McCown, March 13, 1845, to witness the marriage 
of Major John H. Stuart to Miss Jane E. McCown. The ancestors 
of both families are among the first Scotch-Irish people who settled 
that portion of Rockbridge County, and were among the most re- 
spected families. John Stuart, grandfather of Major John H. 
Stuart, returned to Ireland in March, 1786, and came back to Amer- 
ica in December of the same year. He married Miss Bettie Walker, 
granddaughter of John Walker, of Whigton, Scotland, and was thus 
related to the Walkers and Moores, who settled on Walker's Creek 
about the year 1840. John Stuart had a large family of children, oue 
dau., Mary, and several sons. Mary married William Walker, broth- 
er of Joseph Walker, who was one of the first trustees of Washington 
Col., and father-in-law of Rev. Samuel Houston, one of the pioneer 
Presbyterian ministers of Rockbridge Co. James Stuart moved to 
Charleston, S. C, and became very wealthy. Rev. John Stuart lived 
and died near Lexington, Ky. ; was the father of Rev. Samuel D. 
Stuart, of Abingdon, Va., also the father of Rev. David Stuart, who 
was the father of Rev. John Stuart, one of our missionaries to China. 
Walker Stuart, father of ]\Iajor John H. Stiiart, lived at the old 
homestead; had one daughter, Matty, who married James Brown, 
and four sons, John H., Alexander, William and James. The latter 
was the father of Mr. W. C. Stuart of Lexington. Major John H. 
Stuart was born in 1811, and has been a remarkable man; never had 
a serious illness; is to-day, at the good old age of eighty-four, quite 
active. When he was a young man his father received fatal injuries 
from a log rolling on him. At the time no one was present but the 
Major, who lifted the immense log off his father. This heroic act 
was commented on by the Lexington papers of that day. Major and 
Mrs. Stuart are the parents of seven children. The oldest son died 
while preparing for the ministr3^ One son and two daughters are 
left to cheer and brighten their declining years. Wednesday, March 
13, 1895, they celebrated their Golden Wedding. For fifty years 
they have traveled the journey of life together. Notwithstanding 
the gloomy day, quite a number of the invited guests assembled at 



64 DESCENDANTS OF 

the hospitable home to congratulate the happy couple. Among the 
guests present were two of their attendants — and the only living 
witnesses to the marriage — Mrs. Mary Brown and Captain James A. 
"Walker. The decorations for the occasion were pretty and appropri- 
ate. A number of beautiful and handsome presents were received. 
A sumptuous dinner was served in true old Virginia style. I am 
sure they have the best wishes of all their friends and neighbors. — 
From a local paper. 

Died April 10, 1900. She died Jan. 4, 1900, aged nearly 78 years. 



riFTY-FIVE YEAES OF WEDDED LIFE. 

Monmouth, III., June 39, 1897. 

Judge and Mrs. James H. Stuart of this city, will to-morrow, cele- 
brate the fifty-fifth anniversary of their marriage. The aged couple 
are at present enjoying the salt breezes at Eustis, Fla., and their 
friends in Monmouth will send them greeting to-morrow. Judge 
Stewart and his wife, who was Miss Isabel McKamy, were married 
on June 30, 1843, in the log cabin which was the home of the bride's 
mother in Macomb. McDonouth County was then a mere speck, one 
may say, on the prairie, and Mrs. McKamy's place was seven miles 
away on Camp Creek. After the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Stewart 
lived at Lewiston, and later at Millersburg. In 1861 they removed 
to Monmouth and have resided here ever since. Mr. Stewart became 
a lawyer and was one of the most proficient in this county. He 
served two terms as county judge and retired from practice several 
years ago with a competence. Judge Stewart began life as a poor 
country boy. He saw the great State of Illinois develop and wax 
strong and mighty, and he grew in wisdom and wealth with it. He 
and his wife are among the most respected of ]\Ionmouth's citizens. 

Judge James H. Stewart died December 38, 1897, aged 75 years, 
at his daughter's home in Eustis, Florida. He "^^^s admitted to the 
bar in 1840. 



JOHN WALKER. 65 



McPHEETEES FAMILY OF VIRGINIA, WITH SOME 
COLLATEEAL HISTORY. 

Samuel McDowell of Rockbridge removed to Kentucky and was 
appointed one of the Judges of the Supreme Court. He married 
Mary McClung. They had a large family. All of their sons became 
prominent. Married Jan. 17, 1T55, in Rockbridge Co., Va. 11 cliil- 
dren, viz. : 

a. Magdeline McDowell, b. Oct. 9, 1755; m. Andrew Reid. 

b. Sarah McDowell (twin), b. Oct. 9, 1755; m. Caleb Wallace. 

c. Maj. John McDowell, b. Dec. 7, 1757; m. (1) his cousin 

Sarah, dau. of James McDowell, and (3) Lucy Legrand. 
He had a large family, of whom Elizabeth, wife of Wm. 
McPheeters, was the eldest. He was a Ruling Elder in the 
Pres. Ch. near Lexington +. 

d. Col. James McDowell, b. Apr. 23, 1760; m. Polly Lyle and 

settled near Lexington, Ky. 

e. Judge William McDowell, b. in Rockbridge, Va., Mar. 9, 

1763; m. Margaret Madison and settled at Bowling Green, 
Kentucky. 

f. Samuel McDowell, b. in Va., Mar. 8, 1764; m. his relative 

Ann Irvin. 

g. Martha McDowell, b. June 30, 1766; m. Col. Abram Buford 

Oct. 4, 1788. 
h. Col. Joseph McDowell of Danville, Ky., b. Sept. 13, 1768; 

m. Sarah Irvin. 
i. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, the distinguished physician, b. Nov. 

11, 1771 ; m. Sarah Shelby, dau. of Gov. Isaac Shelby, 
j. Mary^ McDowell, b. in Va. Jan. 11, 1772; m. Alexander Keith 

Marshall in 1794, a brother of Chief Justice Marshall, 
k. Caleb Wallace McDowell, b. Apr. 17, 1774; m. his cousin 

Betsey, dau. of Maj. Joseph McDowell. 

The above record of Samuel McDowell's family was taken from 
"The Life and Times of Judge Caleb Wallace." 

ALEXANDER Moore m. Elizabeth Aylette. The family lived 
east of the Blue Ridge in Va. After the death of Alexander this 
family moved to Lexington, Va., Elizabeth's two sisters accompany- 

— 7 



66 DESCENDANTS OF 

iag them. Her uncle William Aylette was a member of the Gov- 
ernor's Council. This Moore family were related to the Carters; 
also to Col. Walker's family who lived near Monticello, Va. ; also the 
Kimlocks of S. C. After his death she m. Col. Hamilton of Tenn. 
Children : 

a. Mildred Moore, m. Col. McDowell, an officer in the army. 

b. Mary Fairfax Moore, m. D. Keller of Knoxville, Tenn. After 

his death she went to Alabama. 

c. Alexander Spotswood Moore ; lived a bachelor for many years 

in Tenn. 

d. William Moore, m. Ann J. Beck. 

e. Evalina Moore, m. Arthur Henly of Tenn, 

f. Lavina Moore, m. William McPheeters; was his 2nd wife +. 

The progenitor of this family was Peter Hume, a Scotch High- 
lander, who had by his first wife several children ; after her death he 
married again ; by second wife he had only one son of whom we have 
any account — his name was William. He left home when quite 
young, and was called MacPeter, meaning "son of Peter ;" from him 
is descended the Va. family of McPheeters. 

The first of the family of whom we have any definite record was 
William McPheeters, probably a grandson of William, son of Peter 
Hume. This AVilliam was the youngest of several brothers. He 
went to Ireland when about 16 years old; this was during Cromwell's 
reign, and it may be that he with his brothers were soldiers in Crom- 
well's army. He lived for a time in Ireland, and while there was 
twice married. The name of his first wife is not known and it is 
thought that her children all died young. After she died he married 
Janet McClellan. There were four children by this marriage, 3 
daughters and one son, who was named William for his father. The 
father died when William was eight years old. Kebecca died about 
1770 or '80 ; he then married Mary Pearce ; no children. The 2nd 
William McPheeters married Eebecca Thompson in Ireland. About 
seven years after their marriage they emigrated to America, settling 
for awhile in Penn. Of their 10 children, three were born in Ire- 
land ; two of the children died young ; the others were : 

a. Annie McPheeters, d. in Ireland. 

b. Martha McPheeters, b. in Ireland; m. Samuel Downey of Ire- 

land. 12 children +. 

c. Mary McPheeters, m. Alexander Crawford ; several children+ 



JOHN- WALKER. 67 

d. John McPheeters, m. Elizabeth Campbell (a sister of Capt. 

Charles Campbell, who m. Mary Ann Downey). 8 chil- 
dren +. 

e. William McPheeters, m. Eachel Moore +. 

f. David MePheeters, d. young in Penn. 

g. Janet McPheeters, m. John Patrick. 8 children +. 

h. Samuel McPheeters, m. Margaret Seeright. They removed to 
Holstein where he d., ruling elder in the church. They 
had 7 children. 

MAETHA McPheeters (b), m. Samuel Downey, the record says 
in Ireland, but this is evidently a mistake, as she probably came to 
America with her parents when quite young. They had 12 children, 
3 of whom are: 

a. Eebecca Downey, m. Mr. McCutcheon of Augusta Co. 

b. Mary Ann Downey, m. Capt. Charles Campbell of Eockbridge. 

He d. in Augusta Co. She d. in Ky., where she had lived 
several years +. 

c. Betsey Downey, the sixth dau., m. Major Wilson of Eock- 

bridge Co. They had a son : 

Eev. James C. Wilson of Waynesborough ; also another 
son and daughter, 

MAEY ANN Downey (b) (dau. of Martha McPheeters and Sam- 
uel Downey), m. Capt. Charles Campbell (see sketch elsewhere) ; 
had several children of whom only three are recorded, viz. : 

a. Samuel Legrand Campbell of Lexington, b. 1766; graduated 

from Liberty Hall in 1788; attended Med Col. in Phila., 
graduated with honors; had a large practice; m. Sarah 
Alexander, dau. of William and sister of Eev. Archibald. 
Dr. Campbell was treasurer and trustee of W. and L. Col. ; 
left 4 sons and 3 daughters. He d. Apr. 24, 1840 ; buried 
at Old Monmouth. 

b. John W. Campbell of Petersburg. 

c. William Campbell, who m. Elizabeth McPheeters, dau. of 

Wm. McPheeters and Eachel Moore. 

MAEY McPheeters (c), 3rd child of William and Eebecca; m. 
Alexander Crawford. Both Mary and her husband were killed by 



68 DESCENDANTS OF 

the Indians in Augusta Co. He was shot in his home and the house 
burned over him; she was killed with a tomahawk while attempting 
to escape. None of the children fell into the hands of the savages; 
all except two had been sent to a neighboring fort for protection ; the 
other two, if at home at the time, made their escape. 3 children, viz. : 

a. Edward Crawford, was a Pres. minister in Augusta, Va. 

b. James Crawford, removed to Ky. ; was pastor of Walnut Hill 

Church near Lexington; m. Eebecca McPheeters, his 
cousin. 

c. Elizabeth Crawford, m. Dr. Humphreys. 
No record of other children, 

JOHN" McPheeters (d) (son of Wm. and Eebecca), m. Elizabeth 
Campbell. Their 8 children were: (This family were all members 
of the Church.) 

a. Eebecca McPheeters, m. her cousin Eev. James Crawford. 

b. Mary McPheeters. 

c. Sarah McPheeters. 

d. William McPheeters. 

e. Charles McPheeters. 

f. Elizabeth McPheeters. 

g. Sarah McPheeters (No. 3). 
h. Jane McPheeters. 

JANET McPheeters (g) (dau. of Wm. and Eebecca), m. John 
Patrick. They lived on South Eiver in Augusta. This family were 
all church members. 8 children, viz. : 

a. Eobert Patrick, b. Mar. 28, 1761; d. Apr. 4, 1764. 

b. William Patrick, b. Jan. 21, 1703 ; d. at an advanced age. 

c. Eachel Patrick, b. Dec. 24, 1765 ; d. in Ky. in 1801. 

d. Eobert Patrick, b. Oct. 18, 1767; d. Oct. 14, 1783. 

e. Eebecca Patrick, b. Dec. 1, 1769; d. May 3, 1807. 
1 Molly Patrick, b. Mar. 21, 1771 ; d. Dec. 26, 1796. 
g. Isabella Patrick, b. Sept. 3, 1775 ; d. July 4, 1812. 

h. Charles Patrick, b. June 7, 1778 ; ruling elder in Tinkling 
Springs Church, Augusta Co. ; only one of this family liv- 
ing in 1842. 

JAMES Moore was b. in Ireland, but of his parents we have no 
knowledge. There were at least five children, viz. : 



JOHN WALKER. 69 

a. Joseph Moore, emigrated to America about 1736; only lived a 

short time after arriving in Penn., vi^here he had com- 
menced studying for the ministry. 

b. James Moore, emigrated to America with his brother Joseph; 

m. Jane Walker^ ( John^) +. 

c. Eachel Moore. 

d. John Moore; remained in Ireland. 

e. Margaret Moore; remained in Ireland. 

JAMES Moore (b), b. in Ireland. He was son of James Moore; 
m. after his arrival in America Jane Walker (No. 9), dau. of John 
the emigrant; resided in Nottingham, Chester Co., Pa., until they 
with others of the kindred removed to Ya. Both members of church. 
He d. in 1791. She d. 1793; both buried near Jump Mt. They 
lived for a number of years with their son-in-law, Wm. McPheeters. 
10 children, viz. : 

132. John Moore, b. in Penn. ; m. Jane Walker^ (James-, 

John^) +. 

133. Mary Moore, m. Paxton, afterwards Alex. Stuart; b. in 

Pennsylvania +. 

134. Eachel Moore, m. William McPheeters ; b. in Pa. + 

135. Elizabeth Moore, m. Michael Coalter +. 

136. Jane Moore, d. young. 

137. James Moore, m. Martha Poage +. 

138. Joseph Moore, m. Margaret Coalter, a sister of Michael — 1 

children; then Eleanor Marquis — 12 children +. 

139. Jane Moore, m. Joseph Walker (a relative) +. 

140. Alexander Moore ; no record. One account says he d. young. 

141. Samuel Moore; no record. 

JOHN Moore^ (132) (Jane-, John Walker^), m. his cousin Jane 
Walker* (James^, John Walker^) (No. 130). Her home was on 
Walker's Cr. When advanced in years the family removed from 
Eockbridge Co. to Ky., where he d. 9 children, viz. : 

294. James Moore, was an Episcopal minister ; m. Miss Todd of 

Eastern Va. He was at the head of Transylvania Uni- 
versity for a number of years. 

295. Mary Moore, m. John Walker, said to have been a very 

pious man. 



70 DESCENDANTS OF 

296. John Moore, m. Miss Steel; both members of the church 

and exemplary Christians. 

297. Betsey Moore; no record. 

298. Alexander Moore; no record. 

299. Joseph Moore; no record. 

300. Jane Moore; no record. She may have been the Jane who 

m. Hugh Kelso, from whom the Calahans are descended. 

301. Name not known.. 

302. Name not known. 

MAEY Moore^ (133) (Jane^ John^), m. (1) Samuel Paxton, 
(2) Alexander Stuart. Major Stuart and wife Mary were both 
members of the church. For her Stuart children, see ISFos. 142-151. 
1 child, viz. : 

303. Samuel Paxton. He was supposed to have been m. and 

that he had children. 

301. John D. Paxton, A. B. D. D. (supposed to be 
son of 303). He was a native of Eoekbridge 
Co.; Pres. minister; pastor of church at Dan- 
ville, also in Shelby Co., Ky. ; d. Oct. 2, 1868. 

305. Name not known; supposed to be son of 303. 

EACHEL Moore^ (134) (Jane-, John^), b. in Chester Co., Pa. 
When about three years old her father's family removed to Eoek- 
bridge Co., Va. She and her sister Mary were carried in large bas- 
kets swung across the back of a horse, in this position, balancing one 
another, and with their heads out, they traveled in comparative com- 
fort. When quite young she was deeply impressed on the subject of 
religion, and her whole life was influenced thereby. She would often 
walk four or five miles to attend church, the nearest being that of 
N. P. Married William McPheeters. Soon after marriage they re- 
moved to Augusta Co., where both united with the church, then in 
charge of Charles Cumings, then called "Brown's Meeting House,'' 
now known as Hebron Church. She d. Jan. 30, 1826, aged about 
ninety years. 

William McPheeters, b. Sept. 28, 1729, in Penn. His grand- 
father emigrated from Scotland to Ireland, where his father m., 
emigrated to America, settled first in Penn., then went to Va., taking 
his family which consisted of a wife and eight children — some of the 
children unmarried and some the heads of families. Wm. McPheet- 




EaCIIEL ^IcPllEETElis" SUGAI! BoWL. 



JOHN WALKER. 71 

ers served as magistrate ; belonged to the Va. militia ; was a trustee 
of W. and Lee Col. in 1776; always took great pride in the success 
of this institution; was high sheriff of Augusta Co., 1788-90. The 
first deed in this Co. was made out to him. Through the Walker 
name he traces his ancestry back to the family of the illustrious 
Eutherf ord of Scotland ; was a ruling elder in Hebron Church ; died 
Oct. 28, 1807; buried in the "glebe" graveyard in Augusta Co. 

— See "Washington and Lee Historical Papers No. 2." 

Eachel Moore and William McPheeters were the parents of the 
following 10 children: 

306. Eebecca McPheeters, d. aged about eight weeks. 

307. David McPheeters, b. about 1760; taught school for some 

time east of the Blue Eidge, at the home of Col. Cary, 
Albermarle Co., Va. ; went on a business trip to Botetourt 
Co. about 60 miles from his father's home, where he was 
taken ill and died about 1784, aged 23 years. 

308. Jane McPheeters, b. 1762 or '63. A girl of great promise. 

At an early age she became impressed with the idea that 
she would not live long. She had strange dreams and 
visions, and finally after a short illness she d. at her 
father's house, aged 19 years. 

309. James Moore McPheeters, b. May 5, 1765; studied medicine 

and practiced in Ky. ; m. Elizabeth Coalter. 5 children+ 

310. Eebecca McPheeters, b. Nov. 25, 1767; m. Capt. John 

Gamble. 11 children +. 

311. Mary McPheeters, b. about 1769 ; m. Charles Kelso of Eock- 

bridge. 6 children +. 

312. Martha McPheeters, b. about 1772; m. Joseph Walker (a 

relative). 8 children +. 

313. Eachel McPheeters, b. Dec. 28, 1774; m. John Logan Aug. 

28, 1797. 10 children +. 

314. William McPheeters, b. Sept. 28, 17—; m. Elizabeth Mc- 

Dowell. After she d. he m. Lavina Moore. She d. and 
he m. Margaret A. C. McDaniel. 11 children +. 

315. Elizabeth McPheeters, b. May 17, 1781 ; m. William Camp- 

bell in 1800. 6 children +. 

310. EEBECCA McPheeters* (310) (EacheP, Jane^ John^), 
b. Nov. 25, 1767; d. May 18, 1832; m. Capt. John Gamble (son of 



72 DESCENDANTS OF 

James Gamble, who was son of Capt. Kobert, a native of London- 
derry, Ireland, and emigrated to Augusta Co., 1735). Both mem- 
bers of church. He was brother of Col. Robert Gamble of Eich- 
mond, Va. He was b. 1760; d. Jan. 14, 1831, on the farm where he 
was born; both buried at Stone Church, Middle Eiver District, Au- 
gusta Co. One dau. m. Mr. Ramsey. Another m. Mr. Irvine.* 11 
children, viz. : 

316. Jane Gamble, b. Sept. 20, 1786; d. Aug. 1, 1808. 

317. James Gamble, b. Dec. 24, 1788; Pres. minister; lived in 

S. Carolina, afterwards Ga. 

318. Nancy Gamble, b. Feb. 10, 1791; d. Jan. 10, 1794. 

319. William Gamble, b. June 22, 1793; farmer; resided in 

Augusta Co., Va. 

320. Polly Gamble, b. Sept. 21, 1796. 

321. John Gamble, b. Sept. 20, 1798 ; d. July 20, 1799. 

322. Philander Gamble, b. Oct. 1, 1800. A farmer in Augusta 

Co., Va. 

323. Robert Gamble, b. May 7, 1803; studied medicine; resided 

in Augusta Co., Va. 

324. John Gamble (the 2nd), b. May 31, 1805 ; d. June 25, 1806 

325. Rebecca Gamble, b. July 28, 1807. 

326. Theophilus Gamble, b. Jan. 27, 1812; farmer in Augusta 

Co., Va. ; m. Jane Logan (dau. of John and Rachel Mc- 
Pheeters Logan). 

Staunton, March 26, 1789. 

bir: — 

I received a few lines lately from you. ***** 
I cannot delay telling you that cousin James Moore and his little 
sister have arrived here from Detroit to the great amazement as well 
as satisfaction of his relatives. You can easily imagine to yourself 
what the sweet feelings of the heart of a child bereft of its parents 
would be when restored to his friends after so long an absence es- 
pecially in his situation. Cousin James has been so long with the 
French that their language comes readier to him than his own. I 
have some intention to learn it of him after I have left Dr. Humph- 

* John Gamble was a soldier in the Revolution. Was Captain of an Augusta Com- 
pany of militia in 1794. By his will he left 500 acres of land to his daughter Rebecca and 
granddaughter Mary J. Ramsey. This land is described "l5nng in the district set apart for 
the officers and soldiers of the Continental line, on the waters of the Little Muddy Creek, 
in Logan County, Kentucky, granted to said Gamble the Fifteenth of September, 1795." 

See Waddel's Annals of Augusta County, page 189. 



JOHN WALKER. 73 

rey, which I expect will be within four months, the two years being 
then expired which was the time I agreed for. You must not be sur- 
prised when I tell you Anny Poage is married to Mr. Woods, a dele- 
gate from Wheeling. He is nearly double her age, she being not 
quite fifteen. ***** j j-^^^g j^g^^ jj^q j^^p. 
piness to see Miss Esther Gamble in town one or two weeks ago ; all 
my concern is to see her have a good husband. * * * * 
Things are much as you left them; little business for the doctor. 
Sister Polly, I am in hopes, will not relapse into the complaint she 
had formerly. A few days ago I saw a letter from James Moore to 
his father desiring him to send for him in the beginning or latter 
end of May. Your brother David and James Stuart are expected 
home at the same time. ***** ^j. Wm. 

Wardlaw sends his compliments. c^■ ^ 

^ Sincerely yours, 

(No. 309) James McPheeters. 

To Mr. John Coalter (care of Col. George Tucker), 

Williamsburg, Va. 

Written by Dr. James McPheeters a short time before he married 

Elizabeth Coalter^ a sister of John, to whom the above letter was 

written. 

JAMES MOORE McPheeters* (309) (EacheP, Jane^ John 
Walker^), b. May 5, 1765; received a liberal education; commenced 
the study of medicine in Staunton, afterwards attended med. lect- 
ures at Phila. ; practiced for a few years in Fincastle, Botetourt Co., 
Va., then removed to Cynthiana, Harrison Co., Ky. ; this was in 
1795; m. May 25, 1791, his cousin Elizabeth Coalter, dau. of 
Michael. He d. near Lexington at the home of Mr. Barr Nov. 9, 
1799. Both church members. After his death she removed to Mo. 
5 children, viz. : First three b. in Va. ; the others in Ky. 

327. Sophronia McPheeters, b. Jan., 1792; d. Sept., 1808. 

328. Philander McPheeters, b. Aug. 2, 1793 ; killed by the In- 

dians at Ft. Meigs, May 5, 1813, in a battle under com- 
mand of Col. Boswell. 

329. Theophilus McPheeters, b. Nov. 15, 1794; lived at Natchez, 

Miss., in 1843; m. Miss Steel. 

330. David McPheeters, b. Aug. 4, 1797; d. Oct. 10, 1797. 

331. James Augustus McPheeters, b. Apr. 30, 1799; m. Miss 

Dunbar +. 



74 DESCENDANTS OF 

JAMES AUGUSTUS McPheeters, M. D.^ (331) (JamesS 
EacheP, Jane^ Jolin^), b. Apr. 30, 1799; m. Miss Maria Dunbar 
Apr. 23, 1828. She was from Natchez, Miss.; m. (2) Apr., 1840, 
Ann Harper, dan. of Chancellor Harper and Catherine Coalter. 8 
children, viz. : 

332. William Augustus McPheeters, M. D., m. Laura Walworth 

Nov. 19, 1867. 

333. Martha J. McPheeters, m. Edward J. Means Apr. 18, 1860. 

334. Gabriel McPheeters, Col. of Crescent Eeg. in C. S. A. ; kill- 

ed at the battle of Shiloh, Oct., 1862. 
334a. Catherine Harper McPheeters, m. Eev. Henry Dickson. 

335. Maria Elizabeth McPheeters. 

336. Fannie Coalter McPheeters. 

337. Wesley Harper McPheeters. 

338. Anna Cartwright McPheeters. 

WILLIAM AUGUSTUS McPheeters, M. D. (333), and Laura 
Walworth had 8 children, viz. : 

339. Sara Walworth McPheeters. 

340. Marie Dunbar McPheeters. 

341. William Augustus McPheeters. 

342. John Walworth McPheeters. 

343. Gabriel WiUis McPheeters. 

344. Edwin Morgan McPheeters. 

345. James Douglas Laurance McPheeters. 
'J 

MAEY McPheeters* (311) (EacheP, Jane% John^), was b. about 
1769. She m. *Charles Kelso of Eockbridge Co., Va., and shortly 
afterwards removed to Cynthania, Ky. They were both members of 
the church. She d. Oct. 8, 1823. He d. Sept. 30, 1832. They had 
six children, as follows : All b. in Kentucky. 

346. Betsey Kelso, b. Dec. 5, 1795. 

347. William Kelso, b. Dec. 16, 1798 ; d. Jan. 8, 1829. He was 

killed by a fall from his horse. 

348. Eachel Kelso, b. Dec. 17, 1800. She m. Major Kimbrough. 

349. Hugh Kelso, b. Oct. 22, 1802. This was probably the Hugh 

Kelso who m. Jane Moore. 



* Charles Kelso, who married Mary McPheeters, probably the brother or son of 
Hugh Kelso, who married Mary Walker 3 (James 2, John Walker i). 



JOHN WALKER. 75 

350. James Moore Kelso, b. Mar. 28, 1806. 

351. Mary Kelso, b. Oct. 16, 1812. 

Eachel Kimbroiigh and her sister Mary were the only ones of these 
six children living in 1833. 



McCLUKG AND KELSO FAMILIES. 

Leavenworth, Ind., Nov. 12, 1882. 
My father was b. in Eockbridge Co., Ya.; had a brother named 
Samuel McClung. Father's name was James. He had 6 sisters, 
Polly, Jane, Margaret, Esther, Nancy, Isabella. Nancy was the 
mother of James Snodgrass, who lived and d. in Lovinia. Do not 
know that any but one or two of the sisters ever left Va. Aunt Polly 
m. Mr. Cassidy. Her oldest son Samuel Cassidy lived and d. in 
Louisville and I think has 2 dau. living there now. Father moved 
to Ky. from Va. in 1812, shortly before my birth. I was b. in Cyn- 
thiana; lived there until I was about 10 years old. We then moved 
to Fredericksburg, where brother James McClung d. leaving wife 
and 2 children, Samuel Addison McClung of New Albany and 
James H. of Liberty, Ind. Father and mother both d. in Aug., 1834. 
We had relatives on father's side by the names of Martin, Bell, Mc- 
Fadden and Patton. On mother's side we have Henry, McClure and 
Kirk. Mother^s maiden name was Mary Ann Henry. Her father 
was a cousin of Philip and Patrick Henry. 

(Signed) Mart A. Kelso. 

Children of James McClung and Mary A. Henry : 

a. Eliza McClung, m. Mr. Eodgers, and afterwards John Mc- 

Kinney of Cerro Gordo, 111. 

b. Mary A. McClung, m. Dr. Kelso +. 

c. Lavinia McClung, m. Eev. James Brownlee, a Pres. minister. 

She and M. Louisa Chitwood edited "The Ladies' Tem- 
perance Wreath," at Indianapolis, Ind., in 1855. 

d. Harriet Newell McClung, m. Silas C. Day, wholesale mer- 

chant of New Albany, Ind. 

e. James H. McClung. 

f. John Lyle McClung. 



76 DESCENDANTS OP 

What I know of our family: — My father was b. in Eockbridge 
Co., Va.; m. Jane Moore. He had four brothers. They all came 
from Va. to Ky. and settled in Montgomery Co., in or near Mt. Sterl- 
ing. The names of the brothers were William, Walker, Charles and 
John. Walker was living in Montgomery Co. when we moved to Ind. 
He had one son, about my age. Walker had a dau. Mary Kelso, who 
m. a man by the name of Wade. The son William moved from Mt. 
Sterling to Corydon, Ind., and d. there. His family moved to Salem, 

Ind. There were 3 dau., Melinda, and Mary. John Kelso 

lived in Cincinnati, 0. His widow was living there in 1839. They 
had a son William and dau. Mary. Charles was our teacher when 
we were small, while living in Ky. He lived I think in the Green 
Eiver country. I do not remember anything of my grandparents 
but think they were from Scotland. 

April 8th, 1889. J. S. B. Kelso. 

Mrs. Calahan of Bluff City writes thus of the relationship existing 
between her family and the Walkers and Moores : 

We have no direct record of the origin of the Kelso family which 
settled in Ya., but the fact that the family were from Kelso Co., 
Scotland, has come down to us by tradition. From all the facts in 
our possession we believe that Hugh Kelso our ancestor was the son 
of the Hugh Kelso who m. (No. 128) Mary Walker. 

My father and Mary Moore "The captive" were either first or 
second cousins. Dr. Alex. McPheeters was his cousin also. 

My brother William Kelso says he remembers hearing father and 
Uncle James talk of going with grandfather from Ky. to Tenn. to 
visit their Aunt Lucy Steele. My grandmother was nearly related 
to James Moore's family. My father was named for Eev. Samuel 
Brown, who m. Mary Moore. I think grandmother Jane Moore was 
a sister of Capt. Moore who was killed by the Indians in 1786, as she 
was b. in 1773. 

Jennie Kelso Callahan, 

April 9th, 1801. Bluff City, Ky. 

This record of the family of Hugh Kelso and his wife Jane Moore, 
drawn from an old book that was taken from an old Bible, done this 
day at Livonia, Ind., Aug. 10, 1884. 

(Signed) J. S. B. Kelso. 




J)i;. Joiix Samfi:!, B. Ket. 



JOHN WALKER. 77 

DE. HUGH Kelso, b. 1769 ; member of Pres. eh. ; his wife Jane 
was b. Oct. 1773. He d. in Livonia in 1832. She d. in same place 
in 1837. 8 children, viz. : 

352. Margaret Kelso, b. Apr. 22, 1795; m. in Eockbridge Co., 

Va., to John Snider and moved to 111. and d. there leaving 
one or two children. 

353. James C. Kelso, b. Nov. 23, 1797; was a physician; m. 

(1) Mary McPheeters, (2) Miss Wright. 2 children +. 

354. Joseph Moore Kelso, b. Apr. 24, 1800 (twin) ; d. in Lin- 

colnville, 111. 

355. Hugh Walker Kelso, b. April 24, 1800 ; d. in Livonia, Ind. ; 

had a son. Dr. Cornelius Kelso. 

356. Mary Kelso, b. Nov. 1, 1802; m. Dr. James Montgomery 

of Laurence Co., Ind. They had one child. She and her 
babe sleep in one grave in Livonia. 

357. Eleanor F. Kelso, b. Dec. 8, 1805; d. of consumption when 

about 15 years old. 

358. John Samuel Brown Kelso, b. Sept. 25, 1808; was a phy- 

sician; m. Mary A. McClung. 5 children +. 

359. Philander D. Kelso, b. Feb. 23, 1812 ; d. in Livonia, Ind. 

360. Quincy A. Kelso, b. Feb. 8, 1817; d. in Livonia. 

JAMES C. Kelso (353), m. (1) Mary McPheeters. They had 

one child, Frances Kelso; m. (2) Miss Wright of Livonia, Ind. 

They had one child, Labelle Kelso. James Kelso was thrown from 
a horse and kiUed in his own jaid. in 1862. 

360a. Frances Kelso, m. Mr. Wilkins. 

361. Labelle Kelso, m. Eev. J, K. Howard. She d. leaving three 

children, when the youngest was about 4 months old. 
Her youngest son graduates this spring from the Chicago 
Uni. of Med. (1900) 

JOHN SAMUEL BEOWN Kelso (358), b. 1808 at Mt. Sterling, 
Ky. ; m. Mary A. McClung Oct. 16, 1834, at Fredericksburg, Ind. 
She is a member of the Leavenworth Pres. Ch. She was b. June 5, 
1813, at Cynthiana, Ky., and d. at Leavenworth, Ind., Apr. 17, 
1887. He d. Nov., 1892, at Mt. Carmel, 111. 5 children, viz. : 

362. Samuel J. Kelso, b. Feb. 5, 1836; merchant; m. Mrs. 

Cooper. 5 children +. 



78 DESCENDANTS OP 

363. Dr. William H. Kelso, b. Apr. 16, 1838; m. Didana Brad- 

ford. 3 cliildren +. 

364. Thaddeus P. Kelso, b. Apr. 11, 1845; a merchant; m. 

Martha M. Sands. 3 cliildren +. 

365. Mary Jane Kelso, b. Oct. 14, 1849; m. John A. Calahan. 

5 children +. 

366. Elizabeth E. Kelso, b. Mar., 1851; d. Aug. 1851. 

SAMUEL JAMES Kelso (362), a merchant; m. Mrs. E. J. 
Cooper of Helena, Ark. (dan. of Harvey Piatt and Miss Hopping) : 

367. William Kelso. 

368. Mary Edna Kelso (m. Mr. Sullivan), 6 children +. 

369. Thaddeus P. Kelso (dead). 

370. John Kelso. 

371. Elias AValker Kelso. 

WM. H. Kelso (363), b. 1838; was a physician and surgeon dur- 
ing the War of the Eebellion; asst. surgeon in the 81st Peg. Ind. 
Vol. ; m. Didama Bradford of Wayne Co., 111. She was b. 1849 ; 
dau. of Geo. A. and Sarah Ellis Bradford. 3 children, viz. : 

373. John B. Kelso, b. 1872. 

373. George A. Kelso, b. 1874. 

374. Bertha Kelso (dead), b. 1877. 

THEDDEUS P. Kelso (364), m. Martha M. Sands, dau. of Rob- 
ert I. and Mary Patterson Sands of Leavenworth, Ind. 3 children, 
viz. : 

375. Mary B. Kelso (dead). 

376. Thaddeus Sands Kelso. 

377. Charles Kelso. 

MARY J. Kelso (365), m. John A. Calahan, son of John A. and 
Amanda F. Wever Calahan; residence Bluff City, Ky. 5 children, 
viz. : 

378. Samuel Archie Calahan, m. Anna Keiting. 4 children +. 

379. James M. Calahan (dead). 

380. Will H. Calahan, m. Irene Denton. 3 children +. 

381. Mary Florence Calahan, m. T. N. Haynes. 2 children +. 

382. Fred Corlen Calahan, b. Jan. 16, 1881. 




:\Iai;y a. McC'luxg Kelso. 



JOHN WALKEK. 79 

SAMUEL ARCHIE Calahan (378), m. Anna Keiting of Cin- 
cinnati, 0. 4 children, viz. : 

383. Annie Calahan. 

384. Joseph Calahan. 

385. Mary J. Calahan. 

386. Charles Calahan. 

WILL H. Calahan (380), m. Irene Denton (dau. of Alex, and 
Lucinda Tillotson Denton) . 3 children, viz. : 

387. Carl Calahan. 

388. Mary Calahan. 

389. Margaret Calahan. 

MARY FLORENCE Calahan (381), b. Dec. 15, 1872; m. T. N". 
Ha}aies of Blnff City, son of S. D. Haynes of Colverport, Ky. 2 
children, viz. : 

390. Roderick D. Haynes. 

391. Henry Haynes (dead). 

MARY EDKA Kelso (368), m. Zebulon E. Sullivan of Evans- 
ville, Ind. (son of Edward and Margaret Leavenworth Sullivan). 
6 children, viz. : 

393. Margaret Ruth Sullivan. 

393. Jennie Kelso Sullivan (dead). 

394. Harriet E. Sullivan (dead). 

395. Edward Sullivan. 

396. John Sullivan. 

397. James S. Sullivan. 

MARTHA McPheeters'^ (312) (RacheP, Jane^, John^), b. about 
1772. She m. Joseph Walker (distant relative). They lived near 
Cynthiana, Ky. ; were both members of the church. They had eight 
children, viz. : 

398. Lavina Walker, b. June 11, 1801 ; d. 1820. 

399. Caroline Walker, b. Oct. 2, 1802. 

400. Theophilus Walker, b. Jan. 13, 1804. 

401. William Alexander, Walker, b. Sept. 22, 1805. 

402. John Lyle Walker, b. June 21, 1807. 

403. James McPheeters Walker, b. April 10, 1809 (dead). 

404. Newton Moore Walker, b. Aug. 29, 1812. 

405. Joseph Moreland Walker, b. Aug. 28, 1815. 

These children were all living in 1833, except Lavina and James. 



80 DESCENDANTS OF 



ABEENATHY FAMILY. 
(Also spelled Abernethy and Abernethie.) 

a. John Abernathy, m. Lavinia E. Logan. 

b. William Abernathy, never m. 

c. James Abernathy, m. and supposed to have had a family; 

went to Chillicothe, 0. 

d. Nancy Abernathy, d. single. 

e. Harriet Abernathy, d. single. 

f . Sally Abernathy, m. Mr. Kirkendal. 

g. Isaac Abernathy. 
h. Parker Abernathy. 
i. Thomas Abernathy. 

The above are brothers and sisters. 



THE IE VINES. 

When the Gauls of Spain took up their abode in Scotland and Ire- 
land, the Irvines were of their number, and during the Protectorate 
of Cromwell, that branch of the family in which we are interested, 
located in the north of Ireland. "These Irvines were descended from 
Eobert Bruce. There were sixteen Irvine Coats of Arms, eleven of 
which have the holly branch or leaves. What a family it must have 
been in point of standing ! The first Irvine of whom we have any 
account, William de Irvine, m. a granddaughter of Eobert Bruce 
and dau. of Lord Douglas. From these two are descended the great 
Irvine family mentioned in history. Eead "The Abbott" again and 
see what Scott has to say of the holly branch, the ancient insignia of 
this house. "There were two branches of the Irvine family that be- 
longed to the baronage Bonshow and Drum." The American Ir- 
vines were descended from the ancient house of Bonshow and were 
among the many families who on coming to America settled first in 
Penn., and from there went to the Virginia Valley, They served 
as soldiers in the French and Indian Wars, also in the Eevolution. 

Eobert Irvine of Bonshow fled from Scotland to Gleno, Ireland, 
in 1584. He m. Elizabeth Wjdie. They had one son, David Irvine, 
who m. Sophia Gault whose family were of the nobility of Scotland, 
descended from the Shaws who built Ballygally Castle on the shore 



JOHN WALKER. 81 

of Lorne in 1625. James Irvine (son of David and Sophia) m. 
Margaret Wylie and had eleven children, viz. : 

1. Margaret Irvine, who d. in Ireland. 

2. Thomas Irvine, who m. and settled at Cushensal, Ireland, 

where he lived and d. and his descendants now reside. 

3. Alexander Irvine, m. a kinswoman Miss Gault. 

4. George Irvine. 

5. David Irvine. 

6. William Irvine. 

7. James Irvine. 

8. Samuel Irvine. 

9. Eobert Irvine, m. Anne Crockett +. 

10. Margaret Irvine, who m. Ephraim McDowell. 

11. Mary Irvine, d. in Ireland. 

It was on May 9, 1729, that some of the Irvines, Campbells, Mc- 
Elroys and McDowells sailed on the vessel "^'George and Anne." Our 
ancestor, 9 Eobert, is supposed to have been of their number, for it 
was on this voyage that he met Ann Crockett, who afterwards became 
his wife. Their dau. Hannah Irvine m. James Logan and their son 
John Logan m. Eachel McPheeters No. 313. Their son James was 
my grandfather, and John's dau., Lavinia IsTo. 408, m. John Aber- 
nathy. 

The above quotations are from "The Irvines and their Kin," a 
comprehensive volume ably edited by Mrs. L. Boyd. 

Fannie M. Abernathy. 

Nisbet System of Heraldry, Vol. II, App. p. 69 says that, "When 
the colonies of the Gauls came from the west coast of Spain and 
seated themselves on the east coast of Erin and in the west of Albyn, 
the Erevines (Irvines) came to both these islands. In the latter 
country they had their seat in a part of Ayrshire called Cunningham, 
and gave their name to the river and their own place of residence, 
now the town of Irvine (at which place is situated Irvine Castle, 
illustrated in this volume). Crine Ervine, one of this family, was 
Abthane of Dull, and Senechal, also Collector of all the King's rents 
in the Western Isle. He m. the Princess Beatrix, eldest dau. of Mal- 
colm II, and was father of Duncan I, King of Scotland. Some of 
this family went to Dumfreesshire and settled on the river Esk, 



82 DESCENDANTS OE 

where one of them obtained by marriage the lands of Bonshow in that 
County.'^ 

The American Irvines are of the House of Bonshow. 



LOGAN FAMILY. 

Condensed from accounts given in "Waddell's Annals/' Historical 
Papers of W. and L. Col., and "Green's Historic Families of 
Kentucky." 

This name appears on the Eoyal Charters as early as 1278. In 
1329 a knight named Eobert Logan was in the train of barons who 
bore the heart of Bruce to the Holy Land, and in the battle with the 
Moors in Spain in which the "Good" Sir James Douglas was slain, 
a Sir Walter Logan lost his life. And during the reign of Bruce one 
branch of this family obtained by marriage the barony of Eestalrig. 

Sir Eobert Logan of Eestalrig m. a dau. of Eobert II by Euphemia 
Eoss, and was afterwards constituted Admiral of Scotland. 

This family however lost their lands and for awhile even the name 
was proscribed for their connection with the "Gowrie Conspiracy." 
At this time many of the family changed their surname. This 
family was undoubtedly connected with the one of the same name 
in Ireland whose progenitor it is believed came from Ayreshire to 
escape persecution and found refuge in what 'is now called Lurgen. 
From here some of this family found their way to the Virginia Val- 
ley via of Philadelphia. James Logan who was associated with 
Penn in Penn. was one of these. This James Logan had a brother, 
David, who with his (David's) son James, left Penn. and settled in 
Virginia. Both David and his son James Logan were soldiers in the 
French and Indian Wars. Their names appear upon the official lists. 
David Logan was in the Colonial service also. See Va. Magazine, 
Vol. VIII, No. 3, page 282. 

"My grandfather James Logan, who was b. in 1807, told me that 
his ancestor David Logan was a brother of James Logan who was 
secretary to William Penn." 

Fannie M. Abeenatht. 

This David Logan m. Jane . They had 2 children, Mary and 

William, when they came to the Va. Valley, May 22, 1740, and made 
their importation oath with many others. 



ROYAL DESCENT 



Gewis. 

Elesa. 

OEKDIC, KING OF WEST SAXONS, 495. 

Creoda. 

Cynrlc. 

Ceaulin. 

Ciithwine. 

Cudam (Gutha). 

Ceolwald. 

iDgild. 

Eowwa. 

Eafa. 

Ealhmund. 

Eogbert. 

Ethelwulf King-. 

ALFRED THE GREAT, b. 849, d. 909, m. Ethel- 
bith. 

Edward, King of England, m. Edgiva. 

Edmund I, King- of England. 

Kthclred II, King of England. 

Edmund II, King of England. 

Edward, Prince of England, m. Agatha. 

I'rincess Margaret, m. Malcolm III, King of 
Scots. 

Matilda, m. Henry I, King of England. 

Matilda, m. Jeoflrey Plantagenet, Count of 
Anjou. 

Henry II, King of England. 

John, King of England, m. Isabel. 

Henry III, m. Eleanor of Province. 

Edward I, King of England, m. Princess Elea- 
nor of Castile, only daughter of Ferdi- 
nand. 

Edward II. 

Edward III. 

Prince John, Duke of Lancaster. 

Sir John, Earl of Somerset. 

Queen Joan, m. Sir James Stewart. 

Sir John Stuart m. Lady Eleanor Sinclair. 

Lady Elizabeth Stewart m. Lord Andrew Gray. 

Hon. Gilbert Gray of Buttergask. 

Lady Agnes m. Sir Robert Logan. 

Sir Robert Logan m. Lady Margaret Seton. 

Robert Logan m. Lady Isabel Hume. 

Patrick Logan m. Isabel Hume. 

David Logan. 

ROBERT BRUCE, KING OF SCOTLAND, m. 
Lady Isabella, daughter of Donald, 
Earl of Mar of Scotland, had 

Princess Margey Bruce m. Walter, Lord High 
Steward of Scotland. 

ROBERT II, KING OF SCOTLAND, m. Lady 
Elizabeth Mure. 

Robert, Duke of Albany m. Margaret. 

Lady Marjory Stewart m. Sir Duncan-Lord 
Campbell. 

Hon. Archibald Campbell m. Lady Elizabeth 
Somerville. 

Sir Colin Campbell m. Lady Elizabeth Stewart. 

Lady Helen Campbell m. Hugh Montgomery. 

Sir Neil Montgomery m. Lady Margaret Mure. 

Lady Elizabeth Montgomery m. Sir Patrick 
Hume of Fast Castle. 

Lady Isabella Hume m. Robert Logan. 

Patrick Logan m. Isabella Hume. 

David Logan. 



THE EMPEROR CHARLEMAGNE. 
Charles. 
Count Roland. 

Count Crorise, Godfiey de Buillon. 
Baldwin 1, Count of Flanders. 
Baldwin II, Count of Flanders. 
Anolph I, Count of Flanders. 
Baldwin III, Count of Flanders. 
Anolph II, Count of Flanders. 
Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders. 
Baldwin V, Count of Flanders. 
Matilda, m. King William I of England. 



r 



Henry I, King of England. 

LOUIS VII, KING OF PRANCE, m. Adella de 

Champagne. 
Princess Agnes of France, nj. Andelm de 

Burgh, who was descended from the 

EMPEROR OF CHARLEMAGNE, and 

had 
William Fitz-Andelm de Burgh, m. Isabel, 

daughter of King Richard I of England. 
Richard de Burgh, the Great, m. Hodierns, 

daughter of Robert de German. 
Walter de Burgh, m. Lady Maud de Lacey. 
Richard de Burgh, m. Lady Margaret de 

Burgh. 
Lady Ellen Elizabeth de Burgh, 1302, m . Eobert 

Bruce, King of Scotland. 
Lady Mathildls Bruce, m. Thomas d'Yssac. 
Lady Joanna d'Yssac, m. John d'Ergadia of 

Lorn. 
Lady Isabel d'Ergadia, m. Sir John Stewart of 

Royal descent. 
Sir James Stewart, m. Joanna, Queen Dowager 

of James II, King of Scotland. 
Sir John Stewart, half brother of James II, 

m. Lady Eleanor Sinclair. 
Lady Elizabeth Stewart, m. Andrew Lord 

Gray. 
The Hon. Gilbert Gray, m. Lady EdigiaMurcer. 
Patrick Gray, m. Lady Marion Ogelvy of Aigly. 
Lady Agnes Gray, m. Robert Logan, Laird of 

Restalrig, died 1564. 
Sir Robert Logan, m. Lady Margaret Seton. 
Robert Logan, m. Lady Isabel Hume, daughter 

of Sir Patrick Hume and Lady Eliza- 
beth Montgomery, of Royal descent. 
Patrick Logan, A. M.. born 1630 at Ormiston, 

died in Bristol, m. Isabel Hume. 
James Logan of Pennsylvania and 
David Logan of Virginia. ^ 



39. J ames Loga 

40. John Logan 

41. Lavina Logan, m. John Abernathy. 

42. James Logan Abernathy, m. Elizabeth Man 

43. William Martin Abernathy, m. Fan; 

44. Celia Eljzal 



•F DAVID LOGAN. 



AM THE CONQUEROR, KING OF 
ENGLAND, m. Lady Matilda, daughter 
of Baldwiu V of Flanders, 
lundreda of Normaudy, m. William de 
Warren. 

n de Warren, m. Lady Isabel, grand- 
daughter of Henry I of France, 
deline de Warren, m. Henry, Prince of 
Scotland, son of St. David I of Scot- 
land and grandson of Queen Margaret 
of Scotland, who was daughter of 
Edward the Exile, King of England 
and Agatha, daughter of Henry II, 
Bmperor of Germany. 
Larjory de Huntingdon m. Gilchrist, 
teatrice, m. Walter Stewart, 
ider Stewart, m. Lady Jean, 
n Stewart, m. Lady Margaret Bonkyll. 
les Stewart, 
lert Stewart. 

n Stewart, m. Lady d'Ergadia, a great 
Igranddaughter of Eobert Bruce, 
aes Stewart. 
>n Stewart. 

(Elizabeth Stewart, m. Andrew, Lord 
|Gray. 

^n. Gilbert Gray, m. Edigia Murcer. 

fc Gray, m. Lady Marion Ogelvy. 

[gnes Gray, m. Sir Robert Logan. 

l>ert Logan, m. Lady Margaret Seton. 

I Logan, m. Lady Isabel Hume. 

t Logan, m. Isabel Hume. 

Logan. 



NUS IL EMPEROR OF CONST ANTI- 
[nOPLE, 956A. D. 

|knne m. Wolodomie, Grand Duke of 

Russia. 

us. Grand Duke of Russia. 

nne, ui. Henry I. King of France. 

Hugh Magnup, Count de Vermandois 

m. Lady Adella. 

sabel de Vermandois, m. William de 

Warren, Earl of Surrey. 

delina de Warren, m. Henry, Prince of 

Scotland. 



OTTO FIRST, THE 
GREAT, EMPEROR 
OF GERMANY, m. 
Adelheid of Italy, 
hadAdelheid of Ger- 
many, m. Withian, 
Duke of Acqultain. 



1. HENGST, king OF SAXONS, 431 A. D. 

2. Harlwaker, Prince of Saxons. 

3. Hattirgate, Prince of Saxons. 

4. Hulderic, King of Saxons. 

5. Bodicus, Prince of Saxons. 

6. Berthold, King of Saxons. 

7. Sighard, King of Saxons. 

8. Dieteric, King of Saxons. 

9. Wernicke, King of Saxons. 

10. Witekind, last King of Saxons. 

11. Witekind II, Count of Wetten. 

12. Witekind III, Count of Wetten. 

13. Robert Fortis, Duke of France. 
11. Robert II, Duke of France. 
1.5. Hugh the Great, of Burgundy. I 
10. HUGH CAPET, KING OF FRANCE, m. Adella. J 

17. Robert the Pious, King of France, m. Constance. 

18. Henry First, King of France, m. Anne d of Jaroslaus, 

Grand Duke of Russia. 

19. Hugh the Great, m. Countess Adella, des. of Alfred the 

Great. 

20. Lady Isabel deVermeandois, m. Robert de Beaumont, 
Earl Liester, Commander in Norman Army in Battle of 

Hastings. 

21. Robert Bossu de Bellomont, m. Amicia. 

82. Eobert Blanchmains Bellomont, m. Petronella. 

23. Sir William de Hambleton, m. Lady Mary. 

24. Sir Gilbert de Hambleton, m. Lady Isabella. 

25. Sir Walter de Hambleton, m. Lady Mary Gordon. 

26. Sir David Hamilton, m. Lady Margaret Leslie. 
S7. Sir David Hamilton, m. Lady Johannetta. 

28. Sir John de Hamilton, m. Agnes. 

29. Sir James de Hamilton, m. Janet. 

30. Gavin Hamilton, m. Jean Muirhead. 

31. John Hamilton, m. Jean Hamilton. 

32. Gavin Hamilton, m. Helen, daughter of Wallace. 

33. John Hamilton, m. Margaret Hamilton. 

34. Marjory Hamilton, m. David Dundas. 

35. James Dundas. 

36. Bethia Dundas, m. James Hume. 

37. Isabel Hume, m. Patrick Logan. 

38. David Logan, died 1767 in Virginia. 



Logan. 

. Hannah Irvine. 

Rachel McPheeters. 

James Logan, m. Anna Agnes Patterson. 

Eliza Logan, m. John McClellan. 
McClellan. 
Abernathy. 



compiled by 
Fanny McClellan Abernathy. 



JOHN WALKER. 83 

They were natives of Lurgen, Ireland, but were m. in Penn., re- 
moving to Va. soon after their m. David d. about 1757. The names 
of their 7 children so far as we know were as follows : 

a. Mary Logan. 

b. William Logan. 

c. Benjamin Logan, b. in Augusta Co., Va., 1743; m. Miss 

Montgomery, dau. of William and sister of Gen. Casey's 
wife, Jane Montgomery ; went to Ky. ; was associated with 
Boone. Here in 1775 he established Logan's Fort, near the 
site of the present Stanford, Lincoln Co. ; was prominent in 
the border warfares; was afterwards made General; was a 
member of Ky. Convention ; member of the State Leg. ; 
Logan Co., Ky., was named for him. His son William, b. 
Dec. 8, 1776, is said to have been the first white child b. in 
Ky. William became Judge of Ky. Court of Appeals, and 
was a Senator in the U. S. Congress ; d. 1832. 

d. Hugh Logan, bap. Mar. 24, 1745, by Eev. John Craig, 

e. James Logan. He remained with his mother while his broth- 

er Benjamin was in Ky. ; m. Hannah Irvine, the dau. of a 
Pres. minister.* + 

f. Sarah Logan. 

g. Nathaniel Logan. 

JAMES Logan (e), m. Hannah Irvine and had the following 6 
children : 

a. John Logan, m. Rachel McPheeters. He lived near Green- 

ville, Augusta Co. + 

b. Alexander Logan, moved to Ky. ; had a son who m. Miss Ven- 

able of Shelbyville, Ky., and their son was Eev. Dr. James 
Venable Logan, Pres. of Central University, Eichmond, 
Kentucky. 

c. Eobert Logan, a Pres. minister of Fincastle; m. Margaret 

Moore, No. 1068 +. Their son was 
John B. I. Logan of Salem, Eoanoke Co. 

d. Joseph D. Logan, Pres. minister; m. Jane Butler Dandridge, 

and m. (2) Louisa Lee. Their son 
Dr. Joseph P. Logan, Atlanta, Ga. 

*Henings Statistics at I,arge of Virginia, states that James lyOgan was a private in 
the Augusta County militia, in active service in the French and Indian War in 1758, and 
that James Moore was a private at the same time. W. G. Stanard. 



84 DESCENDANTS OF 

e. Benjamin Logan; had a son: 

J. A. Logan of Staunton. 

f. Daughter of James and Hannah Irvine, whose name is not 

kno"^vn; m. a school teacher by the name of McKinney at 
Lexington, Ky. 

An account of his terrible conflict v/ith a wild cat is given in Mc- 
Clung's ''AYestern Adventures" : Sitting alone in his cabin he sud- 
denly discovered a wild cat staring at him from the open door. In 
a moment the creature was upon him, and there was a terrific strug- 
gle in which McKinney's clothes were badly torn. He finally suc- 
ceeded in pressing the animal against the sharp edge of a desk, and 
in this way overcoming him just as relief came and rescued him 
from his perilous position. 

EACHEL McPheeters^ (313) (EacheP, Jane^, John^), b. Dec. 
26, 1774; m. John Logan Aug. 28, 1797. He was son of James and 
Hannah Irvine Logan. They resided in Augusta Co., Va. He was 
an elder in the Bethel ch., of which both were members. Two of his 
younger brothers were Pres. ministers. All of their children who 
lived to grow up were church members. John Logan's grandfather, 
David Logan, was in Capt. Cathay's Co. of colonial militia from Va. 
in 1742. John Logan's name is among the list of delegates returned 
to serve in the Convention of March, 1788. He is mentioned thus : 
"Col. John Logan, a doughty Indian fighter." (See Va. Historical 
Collections, Vol. X.) There were two men by the name of John 
Logan associated with Gen. Benjamin Logan, one his brother John 
who m. Eachel McPheeters, and the other a cousin of theirs. 

"John Logan was a member of the Convention, from Lincoln Co., 
Virginia, which ratified the present Constitution of the United 
States, and was a senator in 1792. 

In the year 1786, Colonel John Logan, of Lincoln County, re- 
ceived intelligence that one of the inhabitants of the county, by the 
name of Luttrell, had been killed by the Indians on Fishing Creek. 
He immediately collected a small militia force, repaired to the place 
of the outrage, and getting upon the trail, pursued the Indians 
across the Cumberland Elver into their own territory. Here he over- 
took the marauders, and a conflict ensued, in which the Indians were 
speedily defeated, several of their number being killed and the re- 
mainder dispersed. Colonel Logan retook the property which the In- 



JOHN WALKER. 8& 

dians had carried off from the white settlements, with all the furs 
and skins belonging to the camp, and returned home in triumph."-' 
Collin's History of Ky., pages llf7, 40S. 

It is not certain which of the John Logans the above sketch refers 
to; we think it is the one who m. Eachel McPheeters. 10 children, 
viz. : 

406. Sophia McPheeters Logan, b. May 19, 1798; d. in May, 

1820. 

407. Eusebius Logan, b. Dee. 16, 1799; d. Aug. 14, 1828; was a 

minister of the Gospel. 

408. Lavinia E. Logan, b. June 13, 1801; m. John Abernathy 

Apr. 17, 1823 +. 

409. William McPheeters Logan, b. Apr. 6, 1803. 

410. Maria Logan, b. Mar. 27, 1805 ; never m. 

411. John A. Logan, b. Sept. 10, 1809 ; d. Jan. 18, 1816. 

412. Robert Logan, b. Feb. 13, 1812; married. 4 children +. 

413. James Logan, b. Jan. 24, 1807; m. (1) Agnes Patterson, 

(2) Fanny Hampton Rose. 10 children +. 

414. Jane Elizabeth Logan, b. Nov. 11, 1816; m. Theophilas 

Gamble, a relative. 

415. Joseph Alexander Logan, b. Apr. 22, 1815 ; m. Miss Alex- 

ander of Ky. 7 children +. 

LAVIXIA Logan^ (408) (RacheP, RacheP, Jane^ John^), b. 
June 13, 1801; m. Apr. 17, 1823, to John Abernathy at Staunton, 
Va., where he owned a tannery. He was b. Jan. 14, 1789, at Lexing- 
ton, Va. ; went to Hopkinsville, 0., in 1825, and to Knightstown, 
Ind., in 1839. He d. Apr. 25, 1861. She d. Aug. 14, 1885. 7 chil- 
dren, viz. : 

416. Rachel Ann Abernathy, b. 1824; d. young. 

417. Maria Amanda Abernathy, b. June 17, 1827; d. Oct. 27, 

1896; m. Festus Hall June 17, 1845 +. 

418. James Logan Abernathy, b. Mar. 20, 1833; m. Elizabeth 

Martin Sept. 1, 1859. 6 children +. 

419. Sarah Abernathy, m. Capt. William Doughty. Children + 

420. William Hopkins Abernathy; d. Feb. 26, 1869. 

421. John Newton Abernathy. 

422. Harriet Elizabeth Abernathy, b. Jan. 15, 1841; m. Will- 

iam Tough Oct. 25, 1865. 3 children +. 



86 DESCENDAISTTS OF 

MARIA A^IANDA Aberna%« (417) (Lavinia^ Rachel*, 
RacheP, Jane-, John^), b. Jan. 17, 1827; d. Oct. 27, 1896; m. Fes- 
tus Hall June 17, 1845. He was son of Samuel Avery Hall. 5 chil- 
dren, viz. : 

423. Eucebeus Hall, b. Feb. 2, 1847 ; d. Feb. 15, 1847. 

424. John Chalmers Hall, b. Oct. 10, 1850; m. Sept. 2, 1880, to 

Charlotte Elizabeth Barton. One child +. / 

425. William Abernathy Hall, b. Mar. 2, 1853; unmarried; re- 

sides near Knightstown, Ind., on the family homestead. 

426. Frank Lucas Hall, b. May 18, 1856; unmarried; resides in 

Kansas City, Mo. 

427. Harriet Lavinia Hall, b. May 5, 1859 ; d. Jan. 24, 1863. 

JOH^ CHALMERS HalP (424) (Maria^ Amanda^ Lavinia^ 
Rachel*, RacheP, Jane-, John^), m. Charlotte Elizabeth Barton of 
Boston Sept. 2, 1880; resides in Kansas City, Mo. One child, viz.: 

428. Barton Hall, b. July 13, 1881.' 

JAMES LOGAI^ Abernathy^ (418) (Lavinia^ Rachel*, RacheP, 
Jane^, John^), son of John Abernathy; b. in Warren Co., 0., Mar. 
20, 1833 ; removed to Rush Co., Ind., in 1839, where he lived with 
his father until 1856, when he went to Kansas, then a new and un- 
settled country; went to Leavenworth Apr. 7, 1856, where he en- 
gaged in the mercantile business. At the commencement of the 
Civil War he raised a Co. of one hundred thirty-day men, for the 
defense of Ft. Leavenworth. At the expiration of term of service his 
Co. re-enlisted in 8th Kan. Infantr}^, he being appointed Capt. of 
Co. A of that Reg't. During 1861 he was stationed at Ft. Leaven- 
worth, and in service on the border. In Jan., 1862, was designated 
by Gen. Hunter to command an expedition sent to relieve Ft. Kear- 
ney, Neb., said post being threatened by an attack from a large party 
of Indians. The march of over three hundred miles was made in 
the coldest winter weather, through snow drifts and over roads al- 
most impassable. In Jan., 1863, he was ordered with five companies 
of his regiment to iSTashville, Tenn., where they joined the remainder 
of the Reg. and the Army of the Cumberland. He commanded his 
Reg. at the battle of Chickamauga, where they suffered greatly. 
Soon after that battle he resigned his commission and returned to 
Leavenworth, where he engaged in the manufacture of furniture. 
In 1873 he was elected mayor of that city, again elected in 1875. In 




Col. James Logan Abei;xatiiy, 



JOHN WALKER. 87 

1873 he established the "Abernathy Furniture Co.," of Kansas City, 
Mo. ; was one of the founders of the Leavenworth National Bank of 
which he remains a director. In 1885 he with others established the 
First National Bank of Kansas City, of which he afterwards became 
president. In 1900 he practically retired from all kinds of business. 

All of his sons are connected with him in his business enterprises 
in which he has always been very successful, having large and varied 
interests. He has been an elder in the Pres. ch. for twenty-five years ; 
was supt. of the Sabbath School of the 1st Pres. ch. of Leavenworth 
for twenty-three consecutive years. His later years have been devoted 
to travel, and his letters descriptive of his experiences and observa- 
tions in foreign lands are of unusual interest and merit. 

A son of Scotch-Irish parentage, he is an honor to his race. The 
rigors of frontier heroism in the making of pioneer history demand- 
ed the best efforts of his powerful mind and body and developed his 
natural strength of character. His influence has always been for 
right and justice, and his example is that of an honorable, conserva- 
tive, successful business man. He towers above others, not only in 
stature but in mental and moral strength as well, commanding the 
respect of all who know him, and the loving reverence of his family ; 
m. Elizabeth Martin, dau. of Thomas Martin and Elizabeth Mar- 
shall, Sept. 1, 1859. Thomas Martin was from Maryland; belonged 
to a titled family, and had a relative, Lord Martin. Elizabeth Mar- 
tin, b. in Butler Co., 0., in 1835 ; went to Lafayette, Ind., when 5 
years old. They were m. in Keokuk, Iowa. Elizabeth Marshall was 
a native of Penn. ; was dau. of Gilbert Marshall of Washington Co., 
Pa. He was son of James Marshall who served in the Eevolution. 

This James M was son of James Marshall of Market Hill (13 

miles from Belfast) who was a linen draper and m. a Scotch woman 
by name of Eleanor Mitchell. 

James Marshall served in Revolution and was killed by Indians 
in his own doorway in Butler Co., 0. 

Six children, viz. : 

429. William Martin Abernathy, b. June 5, 1860, at Leaven- 

worth, Kan. ; m. Fannie E. McClellan June 28, 1883. 2 
children +. 

430. Walter Logan Abernathy, b. Mar. 11, 1862, at Ft. Kearney, 

Neb. ; m. Carrie Singer. No children. 

431. Frank Abernathy, b. May 11, 1863; d. young. 



88 DESCENDANTS OF 

432. Harry Thomas Abernathy, b. May 23, 1865 ; m. Mary Stev- 

enson. 4 children +. 

433. Omar Abernathy, b. Jan. 6, 1868; m. Eomaine L. Fitz 

William June 21, 1894. 2 children +. 

434. Cora Abernathy, b. Dec. 18, 1871 ; m. Alfred Gregory Hull, 

son of J. A. T. Hull. One child +. 

WILLIAM MAETIN Abernathy^ (429) (James L.% Lavinia^ 
Eachel*, EacheP, Jane-, John^), b. June 5, 1860, in Leavenworth. 
His earliest recollections are associated with military life in the fron- 
tier posts, as his father, Col. J. L. Abernathy, was in active service 
during the Civil War ; was educated at As bury Universit}^, where he 
received a thorough military as well as a classical training. In 1881 
he became associated with the Abernathy Furniture Co., which his 
father had established in the early days of Kansas City. Perhaps 
early associations were the occasion of more than usual interest in 
military affairs as he served in the state militia and on the Governor's 
staff for fifteen years. 

When war was declared with Spain he offered his services to his 
country; was commissioned as Major of the 5th Mo. Eeg. After a 
few weeks service he was commissioned by Pres. McKinley as Major 
and Commissary of subsistence U. S. V., and after a short stay at 
Camp Alger under Gen. Graham, he was ordered to Cuba to join 
forces under Gen. Guy V. Henry. Owing to a yellow fever epidemic 
the troops were ordered from Cuba to Porto Eico to proceed against 
the island under Gen. Miles. The campaign was short but success- 
ful. The troops experienced the hardships of a tropical climate in 
the rainy season. Maj. Abernathy was honorably discharged the 
following Autumn, and resumed his regular business; m. June 28, 
1883, to Fannie Earnistine McClellan, dan. of John and Eliza Jane 
Logan McClellan. Their home is in Kansas City, Mo. 2 children, 
viz. : 

435. Celia Elizabeth Abernathy, b. May 6, 1884 ; graduated from 

Kansas Cit}i- High School in 1901; is now attending 
school in J^ew York City. 

436. Gertrude Abernathy, b. Jan. 22, 1889 ; d. May 22, 1889. 

HAEEY THOMAS Abernathy^ (432) (James L.% Lavinia% 
Bachel*, EacheP, Jane^, John^), b. May 23, 1865; m. Mary Steven- 
son. 4 children, viz. : 




WiLLiA:\t ]\fAi;Tix Aberxatiiy, 



JOHN WALKER, 89 

437. James Logan Abernatliy, b. Feb. 8, 1891. 

438. Taylor Stevenson Abernathy, b. Mar. 29, 1892. 

439. William Lampson Abernathy, b. Mar. 16, 1895 ; d. May 6, 

1896. 

440. Mary Stevenson Abernathy, b. Mar. 10, 1901. 

OMAR Abernathy ' (433) (James L.*', Lavinia^, EaeheP, RacheP, 
Jane-, John^), b. Jan. 6, 1868; m. Romaine Le Moyne Fitz William 
June 21, 1894. 2 children, viz. : 

441. Elizabeth Fitz William Abernathy, b. Nov. 20, 1895. 

442. Romaine Le Moyne Abernathy, b. Dec. 15, 1897. 

CORA Abernathy^ (434) (James L.«, Lavinia% Rachel*, RacheP, 
Jane^, John^), b. Dec. 18, 1871; m. {No. 1871) Alfred Gregory 
Hull, son of Emma Gregory and J. A. T. Hull, May 11, 1898. He 
is a graduate of Iowa State University ; now in charge of the Soldier's 
Home at Leavenworth, Kan. (1900-01) One child, viz. : 

443. Elizabeth Abernathy Hull, b. Jan. 4, 1900, at Leavenworth, 

Kan. 

SARAH Abernathy*' (419) (Lavinia^ RacheP, RacheP, Jane% 
John^), m. Capt. William Doughty. 4 children, viz.: 

444. Edward Doughty. 

445. William Doughty, m. Anna . 2 children +. 

446. Alma Doughty, m. F. Smithson. 1 child +. 

447. Mamie Doughty, m. William Butler. 1 child +. 

WILLIAM Doughty (445), m. Anna . 2 children, viz. : 

448. Anna Doughty. 

449. William Doughty. 

ALMA Doughty (446), m. F. Smithson. 1 child, viz.: 

450. Sarah William Smithson. 

MAMIE Doughty (447), m. William Butler. 1 child, viz. : 

451. William Butler, Jr. 

HARRIET ELIZABETH Abernathy^ (422) (Lavinia^ RacheP, 
EacheP, Jane^, John^), b. Jan. 15, 1841; m. William Tough Oct. 



90 DESCEXDANTS OF 

25, 1865. He was b. in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 19, 1840; served 
in the Eebellion as Capt. He was chief of scouts on Gen. Blunt's 
staff ; resides in Kansas City, Mo. 3 children : 

452. John S. Tough, b. Sept. 5, 1866. 

453. Lavinia Tough, b. April 18, 1871. 

454. Littleton M. Tough, b. March 16, 1874. 

EOBEET Logan^ (412) (EacheP, EacheP, Jane-, John^), b. 
Feb. 13, 1812, in Augusta Co., Va. ; graduated from Washington 
and Lee University in 1837 with the degree of A. M. ; graduated 
from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1840 with the degree of 
D. D.; licensed by the Lexington, Va., Presbj^tery and commenced 
his ministerial work in Georgia and South Carolina. 

He was a ripe classical scholar, and authority on church polity; 
was one of the pioneer Presbyterian workers in ISTorthern Texas, 
where he labored for sixty years. 

July 18, 1843, he m. Elizabeth Jane Logan, who was b. Dec. 23, 
1826. She was a dau. of his uncle Joseph by his second wife Louisa 
Lee. They were blessed with over half a century of happy compan- 
ionship, celebrating their golden anniversary two years previous to 
the time of his death, which occurred at Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1895, 
where he had made his home for twenty years. 

He left behind him the record of a well spent life, most of the 
years of which were devoted to the work of the Master. 6 children, 
viz.: 

455. Maria Louisa Logan, b. June 29, 1844; d. Aug. 7, 1844. 

456. Lillian Sophia Logan, b. Oct. 20, 1847; m. her relative, 

Joseph Logan. 

457. John Joseph Logan, b. Jan. 15, 1850 ; d. Mar. 3, 1850. 

458. John Eobert Logan, b. Feb. 13, 1852. 

459. William Lee Logan, b. Aug. 18, 1857. 

460. Joseph Morton Logan, b. Oct. 19, 1866; m. Sophia Black- 

well Eossington at Hopkinsville Ky., May 13, 1888. 4 
children, viz. : 

461. Eossington Morton Logan, b. Mar. 12, 1889. 

462. Virginia Elizabeth Logan, b. Feb. 18, 1891. 

463. Eobert Harding Logan, b. Nov. 7, 1892; d. Nov. 

13, 1897. 

464. Florence Maria Logan, b. Dec. 17, 1894. 



JOHN WALKER. 91 

JAMES Logan^ (413) (EaeheP, Eachel', Jane-, John^), b. in 
Augusta Co., Va., Jan. 24, 1807 ; was tutored by his pastor until old 
enough to enter College; then attended school at Greenville, N. C; 
came to Warren Co., 0., early in the thirties; taught Latin, Greek 
and Mathematics in the Academy at Lebanon, 0., for a number of 
years; m. (1) Agnes Patterson Mar. 28, 1836. She was dan, of 
James and Mary Mclntyre Patterson and g. dau. of Kobert and 
Elizabeth Henderson Patterson. Eobert was a native of the north of 
Ireland; served in the French and Indian War, also in the Eevolu- 
tion in 9th Penn. Eeg. of Westmoreland Co. ; was noted for unusual 
bravery. Agnes P. Logan d. in Warren Co., 0., Mar., 1852. He 
then m. Fanny Hampton Eose in Cincinnati, 0., Feb. 17, 1853. 
She was b. at Bridgeton, N. J., Jan. 23, 1822 ; d. at Oxford, 0., Apr. 
21, 1874. He had 7 children by 1st m. and 3 by the 2nd. He spent 
the latter part of his life at Oxford, where the family had resided 
since about 1868. He was a man of thorough education; a devout 
Christian, and for many years a revered elder in the Pres. ch. ; a 
man of dignified bearing, but tender and affectionate always in his 
family. In liis youth he intended to be a minister of the Gospel, but 
his health would not permit. And it was a source of great comfort 
and pleasure to him especially during the latter years of his life after 
he was obliged to give up teaching, that he was able to read the New 
Testament in the original Greek. He d. Aug. 11, 1881, at Oxford, 
0., being seventy-four years of age. Their 10 children were as 
follows : 

465. Joseph Addison Logan, b. Dec, 1836; unmarried and liv- 

ing at Blue Ball, 0., Jan., 1900. 

466. John Newton Logan, b. Sept., 1838; never m. ; served in 

the Civil War, 93rd Ohio Co. D ; wounded at the battle 
of Stone Eiver; was obliged to have an arm amputated 
and d. from the effects in Blue Ball, Oct., 1861. 

467. Eliza J. Logan, b. in Warren Co., 0., Dec. 27, 1840; m. 

John McClellan in 1861; d. in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 
9, 1891 +. 

468. James Marcellus Logan, b. in Warren Co., 0., Oct., 1844; 

served 3 years in the Civil War, 93rd Ohio, Co. D ; receiv- 
ed honorable mention for bravery and was honorably dis- 
charged ; attended Ann Arbor Col. ; graduated from 
Miami, 0., State University in 1873 ; m. Isabella Wamp- 
ler. He d. in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 12, 1899 +. 



92 DESCENDAXTS OF 

469. Layinia Agnes Logan, b. in Warren Co., 0., Mar. 5, 1847 ; 

d. Jan. 18, 1850. 

470. Eusebius Howard Logan, b. Warren Co., 0., Dec. 17, 1849; 

d. Jan. 18, 1850. 

471. Maria Elizabeth Logan, b. Apr. 29, 1851, on Dick's Cr., 

Warren Co., 0., and d. suddenly Sept. 10, 1868. 

472. Anna Lavinia Logan, b. in Warren Co., 0., 1854; d. at Blue 

Ball, 0., Feb. 11, 1863. 

473. Harriet Newell Logan, b. at Blue Ball Oct. 31, 1856 ; m. 

John H. MiUer in July, 1882. 1 child +. 

474. Eose E. Logan, b. at Blue Ball, 0., Feb. 15, 1859 ; d. at 

Oxford, 0., Dec. 31, 1871. 

ELIZA JANE Lcgan« (467) (James^ Eachel*, EacheP, Jane% 
John^), b. Dec. 27, 1840, in Warren Co., 0. ; d. Sept. 9, 1891, at the 
home of her only dau., Mrs. Abernathy, in Kansas Citj^ Mo. ; m. ta 
John McClellan, son of James, in Sept., 1861, and was left a widow 
in Sept., 1862; became a member of the Pres. ch. at an early age. 
Her life was one of great activity and usefulness. In every good 
work, in her home and in the church, until her health failed, although 
a great sufferer, she was ever forgetful of self and anxious to be help- 
ful to others. A friend of hers in writing of her says : 

"She doeth little kindnesses. 
Which most leave or despise. 
And naught that sets a heart at ease. 
Or bringeth happiness and peace. 
Is low esteemed in her eyes." 

So it was. She spent her entire life in ministering to others, and 
many hold her in sweet remembrance as the one who kindled anew 
the flame of hope, when aU else seemed to fail. 

How blessed to have lived such a life, leaving an abiding influence 
in the hearts of those who knew her, while she has 

Passed on to the glory eternal. 
Joining the throng of the blest; 

Joy and contentment forever. 
Happiness, peace and rest. 



JOHN WALKER. 93 

One child, viz. : 

475. Fannie Earnistine McClellan, b. near Middleton, Butler 

Co., 0., Aug. 38, 1862; educated at Oxford, 0., College; 
m. June 28, 1883, to William Martin Abernathy (429), 
son of James Logan and Elizabeth Martin Abernathy. 
2 children. (See names under Wm. M. Abernathy, 
No. 429.) 

HAREIET NEWELL Logan« (473) (James^ Eachel*, KacheP, 
Jane^ John^), b. Oct. 31, 1856, at Blue Ball, 0. The family moved 
to Oxford, 0., Nov., 1868 ; there she received her education ; m. John 
H. Miller in July, 1882. They lived in Kansas 8 years, then went 
to Lincoln, Neb., where they now reside. They have been promi- 
nent in educational pursuits, and in their connection with the Pres. 
ch. He is at present (1901) identified with the State Normal School 
of Washington. She has rendered inestimable service in the offices 
of the Pres. Missionary Society and of the Woman's Christian As- 
sociation. One child, viz. : 

476. Dwight Logan Miller, b. Sept. 25, 1891, at Lincoln, Neb. 

JAMES MAECELLUS Logan« (468) (James^ EacheP, EacheP, 
Jane-, John^), b. Oct. 10, 1845, near Blue Ball, Warren Co., 0.; 
served in 93rd regiment of Ohio for nearly three years; received 
honorable mention for bravery ; studied medicine at Ann Arbor, also 
at the Ohio Med. Col. of Miami from which he graduated; m. Sarah 
Isabella Wampler, Dec. 2, 1874, at Oxford, 0. She was a dau. of 
James M. Wampler, minister of the Gospel, and one of the editors 
of "The Herald and Presbyter." She d. Aug. 26, 1896, aged 47 
years. He was a ruling elder in the First Pres. ch. of Kansas City, 
Mo., for seven years, and lived a sincere Christian life. Dr. Logan 
d. Aug. 12, 1899. 3 children, viz. : 

477. Martha Virginia Logan, b. June 9, 1876. 

478. Mary Isabella Logan, b. Aug. 20, 1878 ; d. Dec. 16, 1892. 

479. James Montgomery Logan, b. Jan. 11, 1880. 

JOSEPH ALEXANDEE Logan^ (415) (EacheP, EacheP, 
Jane^, John^), b. Apr. 22, 1815; m. Miss Alexander of Kentucky. 
7 children, viz: 



94 DESCENDANTS OE 

480. Ada Logan, d. young. 

481. Kate Logan, m. Mr. Hickey of Georgetown, Ky. ; living 

1901. 

482. Jane Logan, m. Lee Whitsitt of Ft. Worth, Tex. 

483. Eobert Logan of Churcliville, Ya. He m. the dan. of a 

Presbyterian minister. 

484. Joseph Logan. 

485. James Logan; went to California. 

486. John Logan of Kentucky. 

WILLIAM McPheeters^ (314) (EacheP, Jane^, John^), was b. 
Sept. 28, 1788, in Augusta Co., Va., near the North Mountain, 
about seven miles southwest from Staunton. He was taught the 
elements of English education in the various schools in Augusta 
and Eockbridge Counties, and finished his education in Liberty 
Hall, now Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. In 
1797, he went to Kentucky and studied medicine with his brother. 
Dr. James McPheeters, but in 1799 he returned to Virginia in com- 
pany with his brother-in-law, John Logan, and took up the study of 
theology, chiefly under the direction of Eev. Samuel Brown, New 
Providence, Eockbridge Co., Va. He was licensed at the New Provi- 
dence Church in April, 1802. After this he traveled in Kentucky, 
preaching in various places, and also in Ohio, but finally took charge 
of a small church in Danville, Ky., and on the 25th of Sept., 1804, 
he married his first wife, Elizabeth McDowell, near Lexington, Ky. 
The next two years he traveled back and forth from Kentucky to 
Virginia, and in 1806, after a lingering illness, his wife Elizabeth 
died. She was the daughter of Maj. John McDowell, who was the 
son of Judge Samuel McDowell and Mary McClung. 

From 1807 to 1812, he was trustee of Washington and Lee Col- 
lege. In June, 1810, he took charge of the Academy at Ealeigh, 
N. C, as its principal teacher, also preached to the town congrega- 
tion. Eemained here until 1826, when he went to Fayetteville to 
take charge of a female school, continuing however his ministerial 
duties at Ealeigh until 1836. Was elected to the presidency of Dav- 
idson College, N. C, in 1840, but was obliged to decline the invita- 
tion on account of poor health. The University of North Carolina 
conferred the degree of D. D. upon him shortly before his death. 
Married March 18, 1809, Lavina Moore (daughter of Alexander and 
Elizabeth). They were married in Blount Co., Tenn., where she 



JOHX WALKER. 95 

was living with her widowed mother. She died Jan. 15, 1810; 
buried at Bethel Church. He married, March 10, 1812, Margaret 
Ann Curry McDaniel, daughter of William and Parthenia McD. 
of Washington, Beaufort Co., N. C, who was bom in Scotland and 
emigrated to America when quite young. Margaret was the mother 
of 12 children. Eev. Wm. McPheeters died ivTov., 1842. Eev. Drury 
Lacy preached the funeral sermon. 

Eev. McPheeters left an accurate register of his ancestors for 
several generations, the original of which is owned by Dr. W. M. 
McPheeters of St. Louis, and was kindly loaned me for use in pre- 
paring my account of his family. 14 children, viz : 

487. Son, d. young; son of Elizabeth. 

488. Lavina McPheeters (child of 2nd Avife), b. Dec. 30, 1809, 

near Greenville, Augusta Co., Va. Lived vath her grand- 
mother, Mrs. E. Moore, in Tenn. for 5 years, leaving there 
in 1815, when her father brought her to Ealeigh; m. 
Jesse Brown, a merchant of Ealeigh, where they resided. 
She d. there Feb. 13, 1885. Both members of the church. 

489. James Cranberry McPheeters, b. Feb. 21, 1813, at the home 

of his grandmother, Parthenia McDaniel, in Washington, 
D. C. He was a merchant in Petersburg; a member of 
the church; m. (1) Susan Thorowgood of N"orfolk, Va., 
March, 1842. She only lived a few years after m. and d. 
in Ealeigh, N". C, leaving one dau., Susan. He then m. 
Eebecca Keagy of Philadelphia. 3 children +. 

490. Mary Elizabeth McPheeters, b. Xov. 25, 1814; only lived 

six weeks. 

491. William M. McPheeters, b. Dec. 3, 1815, in Ealeigh, N. C. ; 

m. Martha Sheldon, then Sallie Buchanan. 6 children + 

492. Margaret Ann McPheeters, b. Nov. 25, 1817; baptized Feb. 

8, 1818, by Eev. Jesse Turner, it being the first baptism 
in the new Presbyterian Church at Ealeigh, jST. C. ; united 
with church in 1831; m. Jan. 29, 1841, John Wilson, a 
merchant in Milton, jST. C. He was a ruling elder in the 
church. If they ever had children, they d. young. 

493. Samuel Brown McPheeters, b. Sept. 18, 1819; m. Eliza C. 

Shanks +. 

494. Susan Octavia McPheeters, b. June 25, 1821; baptized 

Nov. 4, 1821 ; d. Jan. 18, 1822. 



96 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

495. Susan Octavia McPheeters (the 2nd), b. Dec. 28, 1823; 

baptized by Eev. John Witherspoon; she d. in Ealeigh, 
Aug. 17, 1846; never married. 

496. Catherine Mary McPheeters, b. May 23, 1826 ; baptized by 

Eev. Witherspoon in 1826. 

497. Alexander Miller McPheeters, b. March 28, 1828; m. 

Fannie Leftrich. 9 children +. 

498. David Brainard McPheeters, b. July 2, 1830; baptized 

1830, by Eev. Thomas P. Hunt. He d. Oct. IT, 1836. 

499. Tennent McDaniel McPheeters, b. May 10, 1833 ; baptized 

by his father; d. May 17, 1833. 

500. Jane Elizabeth McPheeters, b. June 17, 1834; named for 

her two aunts, the sisters of her father; baptized by Eev. 
Michael Osborn; d. in Ealeigh, X. C, Xov. 3, 1874; 
never married. 

JAMES GEAA^BEEEY McPheeters^ (489) (William% EacheP, 
Jane-, Jolm^), b. Feb. 21, 1813, in Washington, D. C. ; m. Susan 
Thorowgood of ?^orfolk, Va., March, 1842. She soon d. in Ealeigh, 
N". C, leaving a dau., Susan. He then m. Eebecca Keagy of Phila- 
delphia. She had 2 children. The three children were : 

501. Susan McPheeters, who grew to womanhood and died in 

Ealeigh. 

502. Ella McPheeters; unmarried. 

503. Florence McPheeters, m. Edmond Pedelford of Baltimore. 

He is dead. 1 dau., viz : 

504. Florence Pedelford; she with her mother and 
aunt Ella McPheeters live in London, Eng. 

WILLIAM M. McPheeters^ (491) (William% EacheP, Jane^, 
John^), b. in Ealeigh, X. C, Dec. 3, 1815. Attended University of 
North Carolina; after graduating he studied medicine; graduated 
from the LTniversit}' of Penn. in 1840; practiced continuously in 
St. Louis from 1841 up to the present time (1901), with the excep- 
tion of three years spent in C. S. A. Early in his career he assisted 
in establishing the first dispensary west of the Mississippi Eiver. In 
'45 was chosen Professor of Pathological Anatomy in St. Louis 
Medical College. In '44 he took the chair of Materia Medica in 
same college; appointed IT. S. Surgeon of the Marine Hospital, 
which position he held five years previous to the war and eight years 




Di;. William M. ^ircPiiEETER 



JOHN WALKER. 97 

since, resigning in 1874 to accept position of Medical Director of 
St. Louis Mutual Life Insurance Co. He has been president of the 
St. Louis Medical Society, also of the State Medical and Surgical 
Society; also editor of the St. Louis Medical and Surgical Journal. 
He has long been a ruling elder in the Grand Avenue Presbyterian 
Church. Married ( 1 ) Martha Shelden of Virginia, who d. early in 
her married life. He then m. Sallie Buchanan of St. Louis, in May, 
1849. 6 children, viz : 

505. George McPheeters, d. at the age of 8 years. 

506. Margaret McPheeters, m. Albert Price. 5 children +. 

507. William McPheeters, d. aged 14 years. 

508. Sallie McPheeters, m. William Mead Eobinson. 3 chil- 

dren +. 

509. Fannie McPheeters, unmarried, and resides with her par- 

ents in St. Louis. 

510. Charles McPheeters, d. aged 25 years. 



MARGAEET McPheeters^ (506) (William M.^ WilHam^ 
EacheP, Jane-, John^), m. Albert Price of St. Louis, where they 
reside. 5 children, viz: 

511. Albert Price. 

513. Sallie Price. 

513. Sidney Price. 

. 514. Margaret Price. 

515. Grace Price. 

SALLIE McPheeters*^ (508) (William M.% William*, EacheP, 
Jane", John^), m. William Mead Eobinson of Louisville. 3 chil- 
dren, viz: 

516. Sallie Eobinson. 

517. Bonnycastle Eobinson. 

518. Mead Eobinson. 

SAMUEL BEOWN McPheeters^ (493) (William*, EacheP, 
Jane-, John^), named for Eev. Samuel Brown; b. at Ealeigh, K. C, 
Sept. 18, 1819; baptized by Eev. Shepherd K. Kollock; went to 
Caldwell Institute in Greensboro; from here to the North Carolina 
University; graduated from there in 1841; then commenced the 



98 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

study of law, but becoming very much impressed on the subject of 
religion about 1842, he decided to devote his life to the vpork of 
Christ. In 1843 he left Ealeigh for Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary. After finishing his studies here he engaged in Missionary 
work in various fields in Virginia; then accej^ted a charge in St. 
Louis, Mo., with the Westminister Presbyterian Church, where he 
met with singular success. His labors here covered a period of ten 
years, with constantly increasing evidences of Ms usefulness. In 

1858 his church joined with Pine Street Church, Eev. McPheeters 
continuing pastor. The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him in 

1859 by Westminster Assembly. On account of failing health he 
went to N'ew Mexico in 1860, accompanied by his family. A chap- 
lain's commission having been obtained for him, he preached to the 
soldiers and taught the children of the officers. While here he cal- 
culated the simplest and most comprehensive interest table in exist- 
ence, the manuscript of which is in the possession of his sons. He 
remained in Ft. Union until 1861, when news came of the conflict 
in the States. 

These tidings produced a profound effect upon the mind of Dr. 
McPheeters. He clung to the idea of the union of the States with 
honest pride, and freely expressed his willingness to render all the 
assistance in his power should the Fort be attacked. He also exerted 
decisive influence over the officers who, under strong temptation, ap- 
peared to waver in their fealty. "As a citizen," he said, "1 hold it to 
be a most important and indispensable part of my duty to God to 
obey the law, to submit to the authorities, to pray for them, to ren- 
der them the honor due their several stations, and to promote peace 
and quietness. These things, I solemnly declare, I have habitually 
aimed to do." 

In addition to these declarations, he wrote a personal letter to his 
congregation in St. Louis, in which he carefully defines his position 
and entreats his beloved charge to preserve even in troublous times, 
"the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace." 

Honestly endeavoring to perform his duties to God and man he 
returned to his charge in St. Louis where feeling ran high, and was 
finally involved in a struggle which was too much for his feeble 
strength, an interesting account of which is told in a very impartial 
manner by Rev. John S. Grasty in his Memoir of Dr. McPheeters, 
from v.-hich we have drawn largely for this sketch. 

Submitting to the decision of the !N"ewark Assembly, Dr. McPheet- 




Rev. Samuel Bkowx McPiieeters. 



JOHN ATALKER. . 99 

ers quitted his St. Louis charge and accepted a position at Mulberry 
Church, Shelby Co., Ky. 

After the close of the war, the Pine Street Church resolved "That 
the action restraining Dr. McPheeters from preaching in the Pine 
Street Church be, and is now, revoked." 

It is but justice to record that at the first opportunity which pre- 
sented itself, the Pine Street Church congregation, by an overwhelm- 
ing majority, made an earnest and heartfelt call upon Dr. McPheet- 
ers to return and minister as pastor to the people from whom, con- 
trary to their wishes, he had been unrighteously torn by the cruel 
hand of ecclesiastico-military power. 

Upon receiving this communication. Dr. McPheeters visited St. 
Louis, where he was warmly received. But after prayerful consider- 
ation, on account of physical inability, the invitation, so tenderly 
and generously offered, was declined. 

As his physical strength grew less his spiritual nature seemed to 
grow and expand. Even after his condition had become such that 
he was obliged to keep "his bed, he continued to minister to his flock, 
being carried to and from the church in an ambulance. From a 
couch at the front of the pulpit he gave the people his messages of 
love and mercy. The power of his preaching at this time was far- 
reaching and powerful. He even attended Presbytery after he was 
unable to walk. He labored on until 1870, preaching his last ser- 
mon in February. And on March 9, 1870, he sank to rest. After 
appropriate services in Mulberry, his remains were laid to rest in 
Grove Hill Cemetery, St. Louis. 

He married in May, 1851, Eliza C. Shanks, daughter of Col. John 
Shanks, a prominent citizen of Fincastle, Va. 

(Condensed from The Memoir of S. B. McPheeters hy Rev. John 
S. Grasty.) 

Four children, viz: 

519. Thomas Shanks McPheeters, m. Elizabeth Polk, 3^oungest 

dau. of Trusten Polk, Governor of Missouri and U. S. 
Senator +. 

520. William M. McPheeters, D. D., Professor in the Theologi- 

cal Seminary at Columbia, S. C. ; m. Emma Gold Morri- 
son, dau. of Dr. Samuel Brown Morrison of Eockbridge 
Co., Ya. 4 children +. 



100 DESCEXDAIfTS OF 

521. Grace Woodson McPheeters, m. Frank T. Glascow of Lex- 

ington, Va. He is a lawyer. 5 children +. 

522. Kate L. McPheeters, m. Dr. Eobert Glascow, brother of 

Frank. They reside at Lexington, Ya. 3 children +. 

THOMAS S. McPheeters« (519) (Samuel B.^ William*, 
EacheP, Jane^, John^ ) , m. Elizabeth Polk. 1 child, viz : 

523. Thomas S. McPheeters, Jr., b. Aug. 27, 1881; won the 

Princeton Prize, given by the Princeton University 
Alumni Association of St. Louis. Each year a prize is 
awarded by this association for the best examination 
record, made by any Missouri boy entering Princeton 
without conditions. He was only 17 5^ears old when he 
passed this examination; had already won high honors at 
Smith Academy and Lawrenceville, N. J., Academy. 

WILLIAM M. McPheeters^ (520) (Samuel B.^ William*, 
EacheP, Jane^, John^), m. Emma Gold Morrison (No. 969). 4 
children, viz: 

524. Samuel B. McPheeters. 

525. Joseph Charles McPheeters. 

526. Thomas S. McPheeters. 

527. Marj^ McPheeters. 

GRACE WOODSON McPheeters^ (521) (Samuel B.^ William*, 
EacheP, Jane-, John^), m. Frank T. Glascow. 5 children, viz: 

528. Ellen Glascow. 

529. Samuel B. Glascow. 

530. Frank T. Glascow; d. young. 

531. Charles Speer Glascow. 

532. Thomas S. Glascow. 

KATE L. McPheeters^ (522) (Samuel B.^ William*, EacheP, 
Jane-, John^), m. Dr. Eobert Glascow. She d. and he m. Miss Mor- 
rison, sister of Wm. McPheeters' wife, and they have a dau. 3 chil- 
dren, viz: 

533. Eobert Glascow. 

534. Elizabeth Glascow, died. 

535. Graham Glascow. 



JOHN WALKER. 101 

ALEXANDER MILLEE McPheeters^ (497) (William*, 
RacheP, Jane^ John^), named for two Princeton Theological Pro- 
fessors; b. March 28, 1828; baptized 1828 by Rev. John Robinson 
of the Concord Presbytery ; m. Fanny Lef trich, only dan. of Thomas 
Lumpkin Lef trich, a merchant of Bedford City, Va.; resides in 
Raleigh, IST. C. Their 9 children were as follows : 

536. Thomas Leftrich McPheeters ; d. in infancy. 

537. i^lexander Miller McPheeters, Jr. 

538. Mildred Murphy McPheeters, m. Samuel Martin Inman 

of Atlanta, Ga. 

539. Fannie Leftrich McPheeters. 

540. James Turner Leftrich McPheeters, was drowned at the 

age of 15 years, while endeavoring to save a friend. 

541. Samuel Brown McPheeters. 

542. William Leavenworth McPheeters. 

543. Susie de Leftrich McPheeters. 

544. Margaret Lilly McPheeters. 



CAPTAIN CHAELES CAMPBELL. 

Among the Presbyterian trustees of 1776, and also the chartered 
trustees, was the venerable Charles Campbell. He was the son of 
Charles Campbell whose remote ancestor was Duncan Campbell. 
This Duncan, who never left Scotland, had three sons Dougald, 
Robert and John, who removed to Ireland in 1700, and settled in 
Coleraine in County Derry. Most of the descendants of these three 
brothers, between 1730 and '40, emigrated to Pennsylvania, and 
thence to Augusta, as Augusta then was. The descendants of 
Dougald are said to have settled in what is now Rockbridge, and 
three brothers, sons of Robert, namely Hugh, John and Charles, set- 
tled in Augusta proper. Charles Campbell, your trustee, the son of 
Charles, was born in Rockbridge in 1741; married Mary Ann Dow- 
ney, and both hasband and wife lived to an advanced age, she dying 
in 1824, aged 82, and he in 1826, aged 85. 

Charles did not actively engage in political affairs, but commanded 
a company at the siege of York, and he delighted in old age to re- 
count the details of the siege. He was noted for his piety, and was 
fond of books, encouraged literary institutions, and trained his nu- 



103 DESCENDANTS OF 

merous sons and danghters in sound learning. One of his sons, Dr. 
Samuel L. Campbell, who was a pupil of the Academy, a trustee, and 
for a short period its rector, was a good scholar and a correct and 
graceful writer; and we owe to his pen not only a graphic account 
of the infant academy and of its early pupils, but a valuable memoir 
of the battle of Point Pleasant. Charles Campbell, your trustee, who 
lived as late as 1826, is well remembered by many now living. He 
was about middle size, and in his old age, as he sat as an elder in the 
Kew Providence Church on the left of the pulpit, with his white 
hair flowing, decrepit with years, but firm in faith and zealous for 
the glory of God, he was a striking figure. He was long a Magis- 
trate and did not hesitate to use the whole rigor of the law in repress- 
ing violations of the Sabbath. 

At your annual celebrations the good old man drove from his resi- 
dence twelve miles distant to this hill in his carriage drawn by two 
rather old horses who rejoiced in the names of Grey and Goody, and 
listened v/ith rapt attention to all the exercises of the day. He left 
numerous descendants, among whom is my valued friend Charles 
Campbell, who truly represents the literary zeal and sterling integ- 
rity of his ancestor. He was High-Sherifl: of Rockbridge, 1808-10, 
and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1788-89. 

— W. & L. Historical Papers No. 2, page 85. 

ELIZABETH McPheeters* (315) (RacheP, Jane-, John^), b. 
May 17, 1781; m. August, 1800, William Campbell, son of Capt. 
Charles Campbell, an officer in the Revolution and a member of the 
General Assembly for j^ears. He d. Nov. 10, 1816, leaving Elizabeth 
a widow. She with her children removed to Indiana in 1833. She 
joined the church in Rockbridge under the pastorate of Rev. Samuel 
Brown; was a devout Christian and trained up her children in the 
"fear and admonition of the Lord.'"' Their 6 children were : 

545. Maria Campbell, b. Aug. 1, 1801 ; d. Nov. 18, 1805. 

546. James McPheeters Campbell, b. Nov. 16, 1804; m. Betsey 

G. Brown Apr. 7, 1831; d. Apr. 23, 1884 +. 

547. Mildred Campbell, b. Nov. 9, 1808, near Brownsburg, Ya. ; 

d. Jan. 14, 1893. 

548. Rebecca Campbell, b. May 27, 1811; m. Joshua Hall in 

1843 +. 



JOHN WALKER. 103 

549. Charles Downey Campbell, b. Apr. 5, 1813; m. Emaline 

Venyce Hopewell of Indiana, a beautiful singer; she only 
lived three months after their marriage. He was the last 
of this family; d. 1901 ; went West at an early day; lived 
on a farm with his mother and three maiden sisters. Be- 
sides attending to the duties of the farm they found time 
for much reading and study of the doctrines of Christian- 
ity. About 1880 he became greatly interested in the Book 
of Eevelations and wrote out his views at length in a 
Commentary, which is in the possession of Mrs. Axtel of 
St. Paul. This work has been pronounced deserving of 
merit by a competent judge. 

550. Eachel Moore Campbell, b. May 38, 1815 ; d. Jan. 9, 1888 ; 

united with the IST. P. Church in 1831, under the pastor- 
ate of Ee^'. Morrison. 



JAMES McPHEETERS CampbelP (546) (Elizabeth*, EacheP, 
Jane^, John^), b. Xov. 16, 1804; m. Betsey G. Brown of Browns- 
burg, Va., Apr. 7, 1831; d. at Knightstown, Ind., where he lived for 
over fifty years; highly esteemed as a Christian; was an excellent 
Biblical scholar; united with N. P. Church when about 16 years old; 
was a ruling elder of Knightstown Church. He was a cousin of 
Charles Campbell, the Historian. 

In his veins ran the blood of the Covenanters. The old Highland 
Campbells that had suffered for the faith delivered to the Saints, and 
led the sturdy clans against the oppression of religious despotism 
were at once an inspiration to his steadfast reliance in the old church 
of his fathers, and left to him a heritage of unwavering fidelity to his 
God. Eich indeed in the history of persecution for the truth, valor 
and endurance for the right, indomitable courage in the face of 
disaster and overwhelming odds, is the race from which James 
Campbell sprang, and whose name he has borne with all good report 
for eighty years. To-day the memory of that gentle spirit is a bless- 
ing which is perpetual rejoicing. When death came it found him 
ready ; it had no terrors for him. He said to the Pastor in reply to a 
question as to the outlook for the future, "I have not served the Lord 
from my youth to be forsaken in my old age." It was at once the 
ke^TLote and symbol of his long and faithful life. 



104 DESCENDANTS OF 

As sinks the golden orb of day. 

In the calm beauty of his strength, 
To wake the morn's efhilgent ray, 

Nor fears the gathering shadows' length. 

So goes the aged saint to rest 

While darkness veils his mortal sight. 

To wake 'mid glories of the blest. 
Transfigured in Celestial light. 

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, 
'Not heart of man conceived the bliss 

That hath his wondrous vision stirred 
In such a heavenly dawn as this. 

Their 5 children were as follows : 

551. Margaret Ann Campbell, b. Feb. 1, 1832; d. aged 5 years. 
553. Elizabeth McPheeters Campbell, b. Jan. 4, 1834; m. Kev. 
Charles Axtell JsTov. 30, 1853 +. 

553. Eachel Mary Campbell, b. March 20, 1836; m. Joseph E. 

King +. 

554. Harriet Is^ewell Campbell, b. Oct. 20; d. in infancy. 

555. Lavina Jane Campbell; d. in infancy. 

ELIZABETH McPHEETEES CampbelP (552) (James% 
Elizabeth-*, EaeheP, Jane-, John^), m. Eev. Charles Axtell Nov. 30, 
1853. He was b. in Geneva, N. Y., 1818 ; d. in Mankato, Minn., 
Oct. 30, 1891. 

Of the Eev. Charles Axtell it can well be said that he died in the 
Lord after a well spent life of faithful and good works. He was the 
son of a prominent clergyman of Geneva, N. Y. He was educated 
for the ministry, but his health failing, he was sent abroad with the 
hope of restoring it. He went as a sailor in what was supposed to be 
a whaler, but after getting out upon the sea the captain turned 
pirate, and having no use for such a man as Mr. Axtell, dropped him 
upon one of the South Pacific Islands, where he expected the natives 
would devour him. He succeeded in making friends among them, 
and though his life was often threatened, he escaped injury and was 
finally picked up by a passing vessel. After two shipwrecks he re- 
turned to New York, after an absence of two years. 



JOHN WALKER. 105 

He taught for some time in an institution for the instruction of 
the blind. In 1852 he entered the ministry of the Presbyterian 
Church ; held many important charges, the first being at Galena, 111., 
where he was the neighbor and friend of General Grant. 

When compelled to leave his work on account of ill health, he 
wrote a farewell letter to each member of his congregation. 

Their children were 4, viz : 

556. Mary Libbannia Axtell, b. Jan. 19, 1862, in Galena, 111. 

This name was given her by her father in memory of the 
kindness of a chieftain on the Island of Eotuma, who pro- 
tected his life when cast ashore among savages. This 
small island belongs to the Fiji group, lying out of the 
main track of vessels. When one came for recruiting and 
he was about leaving, Chief Bonfan with his little daugh- 
ter Libannia followed him to the beach and with stream- 
ing eyes besought him to take them with him. She m. 
Judson W. Bishop +. 

557. Juliet Hay Axtell, b .March i ,1861; d. Feb. 22, 1863. 

558. Margaret Elizabeth Axtell, b. June 6, 1863; d. young. 

559. Harriet Axtell, b. Sept. 16, 1868, in Bellevue, Iowa, a beau- 

tiful spot on the banks of the Mississippi, where her father 
sought rest after resigning the care of the first church at 
Dubuque, Iowa; m. Dec. 12, 1895, Homer Clifton John- 
ston, an able lawyer of Marion, 0. 1 child, viz: 
560. Dorothy Johnston, b. Dec. 9, 1899. 

MAEY LIBBANNIA AxtelF (556) (Elizabetli«, James^ Eliza- 
beth*, KacheP, Jane-, John^), b. Jan. 19, 1862; m. Feb. 19, 1884, 
Judson W. Bishop. He was mustered into United States service 
June 26, 1861, as Captain of Co. A, 2d Eegiment, Minnesota Infant- 
ry Volunteers; served continuously in that regiment, or with it as 
part of his larger command, until mustered out as colonel with it, 
July 20, 1865; promoted major, March 21, 1862; lieutenant-colonel, 
Aug. 26, 1862 ; commissioned colonel July 14, 1864, and on recruit- 
ing the regiment to standard strength was mustered as colonel from 
March 5, 1865; appointed brevet brigadier general United States 
Volunteers by commission dated April 9, 1865, and assigned to com- 
mand First Brigade, Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps ; was, 
with his command, engaged in battles of Mill Springs, Ky., Perry- 



106 DESCENDANTS OF 

ville, Ky., Tullahoma, Tenn., Chickamauga, Ga., Mission Ridge, 
Tenn., the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman's March Atlanta to Savan- 
nah, Sherman's March Savannah to Ealeigh, Battle of Bentonville, 
N. C, Surrender of Johnston's Army, the Grand Eeview in Wash- 
ington, D. C, May 24, 1865. His regiment contained from first to 
last 1801 men, of whom 93 were killed in action. Their children 
were 5, viz: 

561. Margaret Louisa Bishop, b. Dec. 25, 1885. 

563. Majel Bishop, b. Oct. 20, 1887. 

563. Janette Bishop, b. March 6, 1889. 

564. Elizabeth Axtell Bishop, b. Oct. 23, 1893. 

565. Mildred Bishop, b. July 16, 1896. 

EEBECCA CampbelP (548) (Elizabeth*, RacheP, Jane-, John^), 
b. near Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Va., May 2T, 1811. The 
family removed to Knightstown, Indiana, in 1833, where Rebecca 
was m. to Joshua Hall March 15, 1842. They lived near there until 
1855, when they removed to Iowa and settled in Cedar County. She 
died in Des Moines November 20, 1887, at the age of 76 years. They 
were among the pioneers of that state. 

Mrs. Hall was noted through life for a calm, firm Christian spirit, 
and it is not to be wondered at, for she was a descendant of a long 
line of pious ancestors, among whom were the Alleins, Rutherfords, 
Thompsons and Walkers of Scotland, and the McPheeters and 
Moores of Virginia. Her mother was a McPheeters, which family, 
it is said, furnished more ministers to the Presbyterian Church than 
any other family in America. Her husband, Joshua Hall, was b. 
July 17, 1808, in W. Va., not far from Clarksburg, Harrison Co. 
He d. Jan. 17, 1893. His first wife was Jane Ballard by whom he 
had two children, Harriet who m. Joseph Murzy of Ocala, Fla., and 
one died 3'oung. Joshua and Rebecca were the parents of four chil- 
dren, viz. : 

566. William Henry Hall, b. April 23, 1843; d. July, 1848. 

567. Mildred Elliot Hall, m. Milo P. Smith. 3 children +. 

568. James Richard Hall, m. Eliza ]\Ionk. 4 children +. 

569. Mary Elizabeth Hall, b. Oct. 29, 1851. 

MILDRED ELLIOT HalP (567) (Rebecca^ Elizabeth*, RacheP, 
Jane% John^), b. July 6, 1846: m. Milo P. Smith Xov. 22, 1866; 
lived in Marengo, Iowa, until 1883 when they removed to Cedar 



JOHN WALKER. 107 

Eapids, Iowa, where they now reside. He is a prominent lawyer. 
They are the parents of three children, viz: 

570. Edith Mildred Smith, b. June 8, 1868. 

571. Frank Earl Smith, b. Sept. 14, 1870; m. Grace Elizabeth 

Hibarger iSTov. 9, 1889; resides in Cedar Rapids, la. 

572. Harriet Isabel Smith, b. March 25, 1874 +. 

HARRIET ISABEL Smith (572) was m. to Wm. Franklin 
Stahl of Lisbon, la., Sept. 18, 1895. He is editor and proprietor of 
The Lisbon Herald. They have three children, viz : 

573. Earl William Stahl, b. July 11, 1896. 

574. Robert Boyd Stahl, b. Dec. 31, 1897. 

575. Mildred Rebecca Stahl, b. Oct. 17, 1899. 

JAMES RICHARD HalP (568) (Rebecca^ Elizabeth*, RacheP, 
Jane", John^), m. Eliza Monk in 1879 or 1880. After living a while 
in Iowa, they went to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he d. Oct. 22, 
1897. The family then went to Tyler, Washington. 4 children, viz : 

576. Harriet May Hall, b. July 5, 1881. 

577. Mary Hall, b. Sept. 8, 1888. 

578. Lillian Hall, b. March 27, 1894. 

579. Josephine Hall, b. N"ov. 25, 1895. 

RACHEL MARY CampbelP (553) (James^ Elizabeth*, RacheP, 
Jane-, John Walker^), b. March 20, 1836. She m. in 1857 Joseph 
E. King of Indianapolis, Ind. He was a highly esteemed and influ- 
ential citizen ; a brother of James King, editor of The Bulletin, who 
was assassinated in San Francisco some years ago, and of Henry 
King, who died from exposure on the famous Fremont expedition 
over the Rockies. Joseph King's sister, Mrs. Judge Collier of Pitts- 
burg, has a son Charles Collier, who was the first husband of Mrs. 
De Witt Talmage. Joseph E. King died in Texas May 11, 1865. 
He was a man of fine mind and uncommon business qualifications, 
and but for the complete loss of health shortly after marriage, would 
no doubt have attained distinction. She and her daughter are living 
in Denver, Col. 2 children, viz : 

580. Elizabeth Helen King; not married. 

581. Frances Campbell King, b. June 28, 1861; not married; 

is with the Abernathy Furniture Co., of Kansas City, Mo. 



108 DESCENDANTS OF 

ELIZABETH Moore (135), dau. of James Moore who m. Jane 
Walker (No. 9) ; m. Michael Coalter. They were members of the 
church and resided in Augusta Co. They and the family of William 
McPheeters were neighbors and warm friends. She d. about 1783 
or '84, and was buried in the "Glebe" graveyard. After her death, 
he m. again. He was a soldier in Captain McDowell's Company 
(See Palmer's Calendar of State Papers). He was undoubtedly a 
brave soldier, for he carried many scars as a reminder of his frequent 
encounters with the Indians. They had 8 children, viz : 

582. David Coalter, b. Sept. 24, 1764, in Eoekbridge Co., Va. 

He was a merchant and resided in South Carolina, where 
he m. Ann, dau. of James and Catherine Scheider Car- 
michael. She was b. near Orangeburg, S. C, June 1, 
1772; m. in Orangeburg Dec. 29, 1791; removed to Mis- 
souri in 1818. He d. in Washington Count}', Va., Aug. 
25, 1821. She d. in St. Louis, Mo., July 27, 1824. 8 
children +. 

583. James Coalter; was a merchant in Staunton, Va. It is 

supposed that he d. at Sweet Sulphur Springs, Monroe 
County, Va. ; married +. 

584. Elizabeth Coalter, m. her cousin James McPheeters (N"o. 

309) ; lies buried beside her sister Mrs. Xaylor at Dar- 
denne Prairie. 

585. John Coalter, m. Frances Bland Tucker. 3 children +. 

586. Jane Coalter, b. 1771; d. Feb. 17, 1835; m. John Xaylor. 

9 children +. 

587. Margaret Coalter, m. Mr. Ward of Harrison County, Ky. 

4 children +. 

588. Mica j ah Coalter; married; d. in Staunton, Va., when 

grown in 1808. He and Wm. McPheeters were warm 
friends. 

589. Mary Coalter, m. Judge Xathaniel Beverly Tucker. She 

was buried in Fulton, Mo. He was the youngest son of 
St. George Tucker; was District Judge of the United 
States for Missouri; was afterwards Professor in '^^ill- 
iam and Mary College." Author of "Tucker's Plead- 
ings," "The Partisan Leader" and lectures on "The 
Science of Government." His dau. m. Henry A. Wash- 
ington, Professor in William and Mary College. Under 




Judge John Coalter. 



JOHN WALKER. 109 

the authority of Congress he edited with notes "The Writ- 
ings of Jefferson." His dau. Cynthia Tucker m. a Mr. 
Coleman of Williamsburg. His 2nd wife Eliza Naylor 
(No. 778) d. childless. His 3rd wife Lucy, dau. of Gen. 
Thomas Smith, IT. S. A., and his wife Cynthia, dau. of 
Judge White of Kentucky. Children all by 3rd wife. 

JAMES Coalter (583), had a dau. who became 
590. Mrs. Stuart. 



WILLIAM C. PEESTON. 

591. John Preston of Ireland had an only son, William Preston, 
who came to America when eight years old. He became a member 
of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and Commanding Lieutenant 
of Fincastle and Montgomery. He was zealous in the cause of his 
country in the Eevolution. He m. Susanna Smith of Hanover Co., 
Va., dau, of Francis Smith and Elizabeth Waddy. Their third 
child was Francis Preston, who was a lawyer and member of the 
Virginia Legislature, and a congressman from that state from 1793 
to 1797. He was a Brigadier General in the War of 1812. 

He m. Sarah B. Campbell, dau. of Gen. William Campbell, who 
commanded at King's Mountain. Sarah was a niece of Patrick 
Henry. Their first child was William Campbell Preston, the great 
advocate and matchless orator of South Carolina. He was senator 
from South Carolina and was president of her university. His first 
wife was Mary E. Coalter, the granddaughter of Michael Coalter 
and Elizabeth Moore, and niece of Judge John Coalter. 

William Campbell Preston was born in Philadelphia Dec. 27, 
1794, and died in Columbia, S. C, May 22, 1860. His father was 
a member of Congress in Philadelphia at the time he was born. He 
graduated at the State College at Columbia, S. C, in 1812, and re- 
turned to Virginia, and commenced the study of law, but after a 
few months, was obliged to travel for the benefit of his health. After 
an extensive tour through the valley of the Mississippi, he visited 
Europe where he remained several years, and at the University of 
Edinburgh attended the lectures of Professors Playfair and Brown. 
In 1819, he returned to Virginia, and in 1820 was admitted to the 
bar. Two years afterwards, he settled at Columbia, S. C, and soon 
gained a reputation as a public speaker. In 1828, and again in 1830 



110 DESCENDANTS OF 

and 1832, he was returned to the state legislature, and became one 
of the leaders of the nullification party. In 1836 he was elected to 
the United States Senate, but differing with his colleague, Mr. Cal- 
houn, and his constituents with regard to the support they gave Mr. 
Van Buren, he resigned his seat and resumed the practice of law. 
He was President of the Carolina College from 1845 to 1851, and 
soon after established the Columbia Lyceum, which he endowed with 
his library of three thousand volumes. He published a eulogy of 
Hugh S. Legare in 1843. 

(From the American Cyclopedia.) 

After the death of his first wife, Mary Coalter, he married Miss 
L. P. Davis, but all of his children died in infancy or unmarried, so 
that he has no direct descendants. 



DAVID Coalter* (582) (Elizabeth^', Jane^, John^) and his wife, 
Ann Carmichael, had 8 children, viz: 

591. Maria Elizabeth Coalter, b. Oct. 9, 1792; m. William C. 

Preston, the South Carolina orator, son of Gen. Francis 
and Sarah Campbell Preston, and grandson of William 
Preston, who was born in Ireland and came to America. 
Name of only one of their children known +. 

592. Ann Catherine Coalter, b. 1794; m. William Harper, Chan- 

cellor of South Carolina ; also Chancellor of Missouri. 4 
children +. 

593. James Coalter; d. unmarried. 

594. Frances Margaret Coalter; m. Dr. David H. Means +. 

595. Caroline Lane Coalter; m. Hamilton Eowan Gamble. 4 

children +. 

596. John David Coalter ; m. Mary A. Means. He was a Judge. 

They had one son who d. young. 
697. Julia Davenport Coalter; m. Judge Edward Bates. 8 chil- 
dren +. 

598. Beverly Tucker Coalter; m. Elizabeth McQueen. 3 chil- 

dren +, 

MAEIA E. Coalter (591) and her husband Wm. C. Preston had 
children, number not known ; one child was named : 

599. Sally Preston; d. unmarried. 





David Co alter. 



Axx Cae:michael Coalter. 



JOHN WALKEK. Ill 

ANN G. Coalter (592) and her husband William Harper had 4 
children, viz: 

600. Annie C. Harper; m. Dr. James Augustus McPheeters. 5 

children +. 

601. Maria Harper; d. unmarried. 
603. Henrietta Harper; d. unmarried. 

603. Wesley Harper; d. young. 

ANNE C. Harper^' (600) (Catherine^ David^ Elizabeth^ Jane^ 
John^) ; m. her cousin J. A. McPheeters (second wife). 5 children, 
viz : 

604. Wesley McPheeters. 

605. Maria McPheeters. 

606. Anne McPheeters. 

607. Fanny McPheeters. 

608. Kate McPheeters ; m. Eev. Henry Dickson. They had one 

son HoM^ard and two dau., names not known. 

609. Howard Dickson; m. and living in Boston; has 
two dau., names not known. 

FEANCES MAEGAEET Coalter^ (594) (David*, Elizabeth^, 
Jane^, John^) ; b. 1798; m. Jan. 2, 1817, Dr. David H. Means. He 
was a member of the Legislature from Fairfield Co., S. C, and mem- 
ber of the South Carolina Nullification Convention. 11 children, 
viz: 

610. Thomas Coalter Means; m. his cousin Mary Hart Means 

Dec. 22, 1853. No children. 

611. David Coalter Means, M. D. ; m. May 20, 1853, to Elizabeth 

Mobley. 3 children +. 

612. Edward J. Means ; m. Martha J. McPheeters. 5 children+ 

613. Isaac Hughes Means; m. Alice Hagood March 8, 1854. 5 

children +. 

614. Eobert Harper Means; d. unmarried. 

615. Beverly Means; m. Jane Porcher Du Bose April 4, 1861 +. 

616. Elizabeth Means; m. Col. John English May 11, 1843 +. 

617. Caroline Harper Means; m. Preston S. Brooks March 11, 

1841. He was United States Congressman from Virginia. 
No children. 

618. Sarah Frances Means; m. Samuel Wilds Trotti May 1, 

1848. He was United States Congressman. No children. 



113 DESCENDANTS OF 

619. Frances Coalter Means; m. John G. Mobley, 1859; she m. 

3nd, 1868, Col. William Wallace of the South Carolina 
Volunteers, C. S. A. He was from Columbia +. 

620. Julia Bates Means; d. in childhood. 

« 

FEANCES C. M. Mobley (619) and her husband John G. Mob- 
ley had 1 child, viz : 

631. John G. Mobley, Jr. 

DAVID COALTER Means^ (611) (Frances^ David*, Elizabeth^ 
Jane^ John^) ; m. Elizabeth Mobley; lived in Fairfield, S. C. 3 
children, viz: 

622. Eobert Means; m. Minnie Pelligren; several children. 

623. David Coalter Means, Jr.; unmarried; living in South 

Carolina (1899). 

624. Marion Means; unmarried in 1898. 

EDWAED JOHN Means" (612) (Prances^ David*, Elizabeth^, 
Jane^, John^) ; m. Apr. 18, 1860, Martha J. (dau. of Dr. James 
McPheeters by first wife Miss Duncan). He was a Captain in 6th 
Eegiment, South Carolina Volunteers, C. S. A. ; wounded at Deans- 
ville; afterwards Lieutenant C. S. N". ; d. 1877 in South Carolina, 
after which the family moved to Natchez. 7 children, viz : 

625. Frances Augusta Means. 

626. Maria D. Means; d. young. 

627. Sarah T. Means ; m. Mr. Curry of Mississippi. 

628. Martha Means. 

629. John Coalter Means; druggist in Natchez, Miss. 

630. Ann Harper Means. 

631. Gabriella McPheeters Means. 

ISAAC HUGHES Means'' (613) (Frances^ David*, Elizabeth^ 
Jane-, John^) ; b. Sept. 15, 1826; d. Feb. 25, 1898; lived in Fair- 
field, S. C, until 1886, when they moved to Columbia, S. C. He was 
Secretary of State of South Carolina, 1858 to 1862 ; Captain of I. M. 
of 17th South Carolina Eegiment, C. S. A. ;Commissioner in Equity 
for Fairfield Co., S. C, and Librarian of the South Carolina College 
from 1888 to 1898. He m. Alice Hagood of Barnwell, S. C. (dau. 



JOHN WALKER. 113 

of Dr. J. 0. Hagood of Barnwell, and sister of Brigadier General 
Johnson Hagood of South Carolina, who was afterwards Governor 
of South Carolina). They had 5 children who grew to maturity 
and 8 who d. young. Those who grew up were : 

632. David Harper Means. 

633. James Hagood Means; m. Emma Wright. 3 children +. 

634. Maria Cornelia Means. 

635. Eloise Butler Means. 

636. Gary Jane iS^tt Means. 

All of these children of Isaac Hughes Means removed from Fair- 
field to Columbia, where they now live (1898). 

JAMES HAGOOD Means^ (633) (Isaac Hughes^ Frances^ 
David*, Elizabeth^, Jane^, John^) ; m. Emma Wright. 3 children, 
viz: 

637. James Hagood Means. 

638. Alice Hagood Means. 

639. Margaret Means. 

BEYEKLY Means^ (615) (Frances^ David% Elizabeth^ Jane^, 
John^) ; Sergeant-Major of the 6th South Carolina Yolunteers, 
C. S. A.; was killed at the battle of Seven Pines. He m. Jane 
Porcher Du Bose ; left one dau. : 

640. Beverly Means ; she m. Dr. Theodore Du Bose of Columbia, 

S. C. They have 3 children, viz : 
641. Theodore Du Bose. 
643. John Bratton Du Bose. 
643. Janie P. Du Bose. 

MARION Means^' (616) (Frances% David^ Elizabeth^ Jane^, 
John^) ; m. John English of South Carolina. They had 5 children, 
viz: 

644. Frank English; killed at Drainsville, 1861. 

645. James English; d. young. 

646. Joseph English; m. Anna Eussell. 2 children +. 

647. Beverly Means English +. 

648. Harriet English +. 



114 DESCENDANTS OF 

JOSEPH English^ {Q4:Q) (Marion«, Frances^ David% Eliza- 
beth% Jane-, John^) : m. Anna Eussell. 2 eliilclren, viz: 

649. Joseph English, 

650. Annie English. 

BEVEELY MEANS English^ (647) (Marion% Frances^ 
David*, Elizabeth^, Jane-, John^) ; m. Eliza Dohey. 2 children, viz : 

651. Maria English. 

652. Beverly English. 

HAREIET FITZPATEICK English^ (648) (Marion% 
Frances^, David'', Elizabeth^, Jane-, John^). She m. Sadler Gilles- 
pie. They had 4 children, viz : 

653. English Gillespie. 

654. Sadler Gillespie. 

655. Harriet Gillespie. 

656. Fannie Coalter Gillespie. 

CAEOLINE LANE Coalter^ (595) (David^ Elizabeth% Jane^, 
John^) ; b. 1800; m. Hamilton Eowan Gamble who was b. 1798, d. 
in 1864; son of Joseph Gamble, a native of Ireland, who came to 
Virginia in 1789 with his wife Annie, dau. of John Hamilton of 
"The Strutts." Judge H. E. Gamble was War Governor of Missouri. 
They resided in St. Louis, where he was Judge of the Supreme Court 
and an eminent member of the bar. 2 children, viz : 

657. Hamilton Gamble; m. Sallie Goode Minor. 3 children +. 

658. David Coalter Gamble; m. Flora Matthews. 12 children, 

names not known. 

HAMILTON Gamble (657) ; b. Nov. 11, 1858; d. Apr. 11, 1877, 
in Salt Lake City; m. Dec. 23, 1863, to Sallie Good Minor, dau. of 
James L. and Sallie Goode Minor*. Col. Hamilton Gamble was an 
eminent member of the bar. 3 children, viz : 

659. Caroline Coalter Gamble; b. Sept. 5, 1864. 

660. Mary Minor Gamble; m. Simpson, (2) E. Miller. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

661. Fannie Humphrey Gamble; b. Apr. 30, 1872. 



*The widow of Col. Gamble, with their unmarried daughters, lives in Kansas City, Mo. 



JOHN WALKER. 115 

MARY MIjS^OR Gamble (660) ; b. Dec. 27, 1865; m. (1) C. L. 
Simpson, (2) Edgar Miller. Their home is in St. Louis, Mo. 4 
children, viz : 

662. Carrie Miller. 

663. David G. Miller; a physician. 

664. Edith Miller. 

665. Mary Miller. 

BATES FAMILY. 

Fleming Bates m. Sarah Jordon, York Co., Va., 1742, and had 
at least 3 children : 

a. Thomas Fleming Bates. 

b. Frederick Bates. 

c. And a dau. said to have m. G. C. Tarleton. 

THOMAS F. Bates (a) ; m. Caroline Matilda Woodson, 1771. 
4 children, viz : 

a. Frederick Bates ; moved to Missouri ; was the first Lieutenant- 

Governor of Missouri. 

b. James Bates ; removed to Arkansas ; delegate to Congress. 

c. Fleming Bates; b. 1778; settled in North Virginia; clerk of 

the Court; m. Elizabeth W. Moore. 4 children. 

d. Edward Bates; settled in the ISTorth; Dep. Clerk; removed to 

Missouri ; Attorney- General United States under Lincoln. 

A fine lawyer, excellent scholar and Christian gentleman. 

d. 1873; m. Julia Davenport Coalter. 
a. Thomas Fleming Bates, fought at Yorktown, 1781. His son 
d. Edward Bates, fought 1812. His son 
671. Gen. John Coalter Bates, fought in 1862 +. 

MATERNAL. 

(1.) Dr. John Woodson, of Dorsetshire, England. His son, 

(2.) Eobert Woodson, m. Elizabeth Lewis. Their son, 

(3.) John Woodson, m. Judith Tarlton. Their son, 

(4.) Tarlton Woodson, m. Ursula Fleming. Their son, 

(5.) Charles Woodson, m. Mary Pleasant. Their daughter, 

(6.) Caroline Matilda Woodson, m. Thomas Fleming Bates. 

Their son, 

(7.) Edward Bates, m. Julia D. Coalter. Their daughter, 

(8.) Matilda Bates, m. Major Edward Eno of St. Louis. 



116 DESCENDANTS OF 

JULIA DAYENPOET Coalter^ (597) (David*, Elizabeth^ 
Jane^, John^) ; b. March, 1807; m. Judge Edward Bates of St. 
Louis, Mo., United States Attorney- General under Lincoln. He was 
b. in "Virginia. 8 children, viz : 

666. Barton Bates; m. Caroline Woodson. 8 children +. 

667. jSTancy Bates; d., unmarried, in 1875. 

668. Julian Bates; m. Sally F. Woodson. 6 children +. 

669. Fleming Bates; m. Nannie F. Wilson. 2 children +. 

670. Eichard Bates ; m. Ellen Woodson. 2 children +. 

671. John Coalter Bates; Maj.-Gen. ; unmarried +. 

672. Charles Woodson Bates; m. Alice Frink. 3 children +. 

673. Matilda Bates; m. E. B. Eno. 4 children +. 

BAETON Bates« (666) (Julia^ David*, Elizabeth^ Jane-, 
John^) ; m. Caroline Woodson. He was a Judge. 8 children, viz: 

674. Onward Bates; m. Virginia Breckenridge, dau. of Judge 

S. Breckenridge. 

675. Hatches Bates. 

676. Katherine Bates. 

677. Eads Bates. 

678. Fanny Bates. 

679. Hester Bates. 

680. Cora Bates ; m. Eev. E. B. McClure of Is^orfolk, Va. 

682. Daughter; name not known. 

681. Margaret Bates; m. Edward Singleton of Eaysville, Mo. 

JULIAN" Bates« (668) (Julia^ David*, Eliz.^ Jane-, John^). 
He was a physician; m. Sally F. Woodson. Their home is in St. 
Louis, Mo. 6 children, viz: 

683. Wenona Bates. 

684. Fleming Bates. 

685. Julian Bates. 

686. Hodgon Bates. 

FLEMING Bates^ (669) (Julia^ David*, Eliz.^ Jane-, John^) ; 
m. Nannie F. Wilson. He fought in the C. S. A. 2 children, viz : 

687. Nannie F. Bates. 

688. Allen C. Bates. 




(iEXHKAI, JoilX ('OALTER BaTES. 



JOHN WALKER. 117 

EICHAED Bates*' (670) (Julia^ David^ Eliz.^ Jane-, John^) ; 
m. Ellen Woodson. 2 children, viz: 
688a. Charles W. Bates. 
688b. I^annie F. Bates ; m. Dr. Hersman of Missouri. 

JOHjST COALTEE Bates^ (671) (Julia% David*, Eliz.', Jane-, 
John^) ; not married; Lieut.-Col. in U. S. A., 13th Infantry, sta- 
tioned at Ft. Wingate, ^ew Mexico, in 1899. In command in the 
Philippines in 1900. 

Gen. John Coalter Bates is a native Missourian, having been born 
in St. Charles Count}^, August 26, 18-12. He was a son of that emi- 
nent Missourian, the late Edward Bates, who served in Lincoln's 
first cabinet as Attorney-General. When but a few months old his 
parents moved to St. Louis, so he may be considered a native St. 
Louisan. Gen. Bates never attended a military school, his advance- 
ment being due to his ability and strict attention to duty. He has 
been frequently trusted with some of the important positions in the 
gift of the army officers, and has always earned every promotion. 
He was educated in the common schools of St. Louis, and for a time 
attended Washington University, though he never graduated from 
that institution. He was just on the verge of young manhood when 
the civil war broke out, and, imbibing the spirit of the times, he 
desired to take a part for the Union. 

On May 14, 1861, when but 19 years old, he was commissioned 
a First Lieutenant in the 11th United States Infantry. He served 
with the army of the Potomac until April, 1863. He was with his 
company at Gaines' Mill, Malvern, the second battle of Bull Eun, 
Antietam and Fredericksburg, and was in everj^ engagement in 
which the 11th took part. From December, 1862, to April, 1863, 
he was Adjutant, and was then appointed aide-de-camp to the Gen- 
eral commanding the army of the Potomac. He retained that posi- 
tion until the army was reassigned and redistributed in 1865. Dur- 
ing the last few months before the army of the Potomac was muster- 
ed out. Gen. Bates was commissary of musters, when fully 50,000 
soldiers were discharged from the service. While an aide-de-camp 
he participated in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Eappa- 
hanock Station, Bristow Station, j\Iine Eun, the Wilderness, Spott- 
sylvania and Petersburg. 

After the war Gen. Bates became Colonel of the 2nd Eegiment, 



118 DESCENDANTS OF 

and was apointed Brigadier General May 4, 1898, just before the 
troops were sent to Cuba in the war with Spain. 

In the interim between the civil and Spanish- American wars Gen. 
Bates was in service in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Ne- 
braska, Missouri, Kansas, Indian Territory, Texas and New Mexico, 
except one year, when he was in Washington as chairman of the 
tactical board. In 1871 he was second in command of the escort 
sent with the surveying party west from the Missouri Eiver to locate 
the line of the Northern Pacific Eailroad. In 1882 he was selected 
by Gen. Sheridan to organize the division rifle competition and was 
in charge of the competition in 1883, 1884 and 1885. In 1884 Gen. 
Bates was in command of four troops of cavalry and two companies 
of infantry that captured 800 Creek Indians that made war on the 
recognized Creek government and defied the United States au- 
thorities. Gen. John Pope, department commander, commended 
him for his services in that campaign. 

In 1888 Gen. Bates was again president of the tactical board that 
met in Washington to revise the army tactics. In 1893 he was on 
duty with the National Guard of New York at its encampment at 
Peekskill. One year later he became a member of the board on 
magazine small arms which adopted the rifle and carbine used at the 
present time. He commanded fourteen companies of infantry and 
four troops of cavalry ordered to quell the riots at Butte City, Mont., 
during the big railroad strike there in 1894. He was president of 
the board selected in 1896 to prepare firing regulations for the army, 
and in 1897 was in the service in Minnesota. 

When war was declared with Spain in 1898, a number of officers 
in the regular army were advanced. Among these was Gen. (then 
Colonel) Bates. He was made a Brigadier General of Volunteers 
and was soon ordered to Cuba. In the early part of May he passed 
through East St. Louis on the way South with his troops and visited 
his relatives a few hours in St. Louis. 

During the war with Spain Gen. Bates was in the battles of El 
Caney, San Juan Hill and other important engagements. After 
the campaign ended he was ordered to the Philippines. He never 
married. — From St. Louis Globe Democrat, March 22, 1901. 

Brigadier-General Bates now in command of the Department of 
the Missouri and shortly to assume at least temporary command of 
the Department of the Colorado in addition, is a member of the newly 



JOHN" WALKER. 119 

created Board on the Location and Distribution of Military Posts. 
Gen. Bates is the officer who was in command when the Jolo Islands 
were taken and annexed to the United States. This was effected 
without the firing of a single shot. At first this ruler was reluctant 
to trust the United States, and through his secretary and the heir- 
apparent made repeated apologies for his absence, explaining that 
he was busy officiating at religious observances. The high char- 
acter of Gen. Bates, his tact and patience so impressed the emmis- 
saries of the Sultan that that ruler was finally delighted to welcome 
the American General to the imperial residence at Maibun, where 
the treaty was negotiated. The state religion is Mohammedan and 
the Sultan is now making preparations to undertake a pious pil- 
grimage to Mecca. The journey will be an impressive one, and for 
the first time in history a potentate carrying the flag of the United 
States will travel to that ancient shrine. 

General Bates is a modest, unassuming man; considered the best 
disciplinarian in the army. His father fought in 1812, and his 
grandfather fought in the Eevolution, he was at Yorktown. Corn- 
wallis gave Thomas Fleming Bates a guard for his house, but Bates 
threw it into the fire. Cornwallis remarked : "If all your country- 
men are like jou, we will never conquer them.*' 



CHAELES WOODSOI^ Bates« (672) (Julia^ David*, Eliz.^ 
Jane^, John^) ; m. Alice Frink. They reside at Eomley, Chaff e Co., 
Col. 3 daughters, viz: 

689. l^eUie Bates. 

690. Bertha Bates. 

691. Carol Bates. 

MATILDA Bates« (673) (Julia^ David*, Eliz.^ Jane-, John^) ; 
m. Major Edward B. Eno; live in St. Louis, Mo. He d. 1891. 
Mrs. Matilda Eno kept house for Judge Bates when he was in Presi- 
dent Lincoln's cabinet. 4 children, viz: 



692. 


Edward Bates Eno. 




693. 


Christian Eno; m. Geo. Compton. 
known. 


2 children, names not 


694. 


Julia C. Eno. 




^95. 


Matilda Eno. 


• 



120 DESCENDANTS OE 

BEVERLY TUCKER Coalter, M. D.^ (598) (David*, Eliz.^, 
Jane^, John^) ; m. Elizabeth McQueen. 3 children, viz: 

696. John David Coalter; m. Dolly Hempstead. 3 children, 

names not known. 

697. Julia Frances Coalter; m. Dr. James Davis. 2 children, 

names not known. 

698. Caroline Gamble Coalter; m. Augustus Jordan. 3 chil- 

dren, names not knoAvn. 

JOHN Coalter* (585) (Elizabeth^ Jane-, John^) ; son of Michael 
and Elizabeth Moore; b. Aug. 20, 1771, in Rockbridge Co. (then 
Augusta) ; stTidied law in William and Mary College under Judge 
St. George Tucker, taking a course also under Chancellor Wythe 
and Bishop Madison. While in Williamsburg he married Maria 
Rind (1791) ; settled in Staunton, where he practiced law and was 
at one time County Clerk ; was succeeded in that office by his brother 
Micajah. Maria Rind d. 1792. 1795 Judge Coalter married Mar- 
garet Davenport, who died July 25, 1797. On June 5, 1802, he 
married Frances Bland Tucker, daughter of Judge St. George 
Tucker and Frances Bland. 

Of the Tucker family, to which Frances belonged, there were 
Daniel (1), George (2) and Henry Tucker (3), who came of Eng- 
lish stock. Daniel was the first Governor of Bermuda in 1616. 
From him descended John, Chief Justice of Bermuda, who married 
a daughter of Henry Tucker (2), and from these were descended 
Daniel, the immediate ancestor of Professor George Tucker of A^^ir- 
ginia, the father of Frances who married Judge Coalter. Of the 
Blands we have the following history: Adam Bland, in the reign 
of Edward IV., married Jane Atkyns ; their son John married Susan 

; their son Giles Bland came to Virginia and engaged in 

Bacon's Rebellion and was hanged by Gov. Berkley. John and 
Susan had another son, Theodoric, who came to Virginia about 1654. 
He married Jane Bennett, daughter of Richard Bennett, Governor 
of Virginia, and died in 1671. Their son Richard married Eliza- 
beth Randolph. Their eldest son, also named Richard, was a leading 
member of the Revolutionary Convention of Virginia, called by Jef- 
ferson "the wisest man south of the James River." Their daughter 
Mary married Henry Lee, and their son Henry was the father of the 
celebrated Col. Henry Lee (Light Horse Harry), of the Revolution. 




Judge John C'oaltei;. 



JOHN WALKER. 121 

He was the father of Gen. Eobert E. Lee. Eichard Bland's son, 
Theodoric Bland, married Frances Boiling, and their only son, 
Theodoric, was Colonel of the Dragoons during the Revolution, and 
afterwards member of Congress. He had no children. Theodoric 
and Frances Bland also had a daughter, Frances Bland, who married 
the first time, John Randolph. Their son was John Randolph of 
Roanoke. The second time she married St. George Tucker, and 
their daughter, Frances B. Tucker, is the one who married Judge 
John Coalter. 

Frances Coalter died at the Red Sulphur Springs, September 
12, 1813. 

In 1821 Judge Coalter married Mrs. Hannah Harrison (nee 
Jones), daughter of A¥m. Jones, Esq., of Ellwood and his wife Betty 
Churchill. 

In Waddel's Annals we find this brief account of the early 
struggles of John Coalter : "While a young lawyer, living at Staun- 
ton, Judge Coalter resided at a place then called Elm Grove, on 
Lewis Creek, half a mile east of town. His circumstances were so 
poor that he had to return home every day in time to cut wood for 
family use ; and not being able to keep or hire a horse, he walked to 
his courts, carrying his clothes and papers in a bag on his shoulders. 
Afterwards, when a distinguished judge of the Court of Appeals, 
he was in the habit of referring to this period as the happiest of his 
life. His last residence was a handsome seat, called Chatham, on the 
Rappahannock, opposite Fredericksburg. He was b. a little north of 
N". P. Church, now in Rockbridge County.'' 

He was attorney for the Commonwealth until 1809, when he re- 
signed to accept the position of Judge of the Federal Court of Vir- 
ginia, to which he was elected. 

Judge John Coalter of the General Court, was promoted to the 
Supreme Court of Appeals May 11, 1811. About 1821 he removed 
to Richmond and purchased "Chatham," in Stafford opposite Fred- 
ericksburg, where he resided until the time of his death which occur- 
red Feb. 2, 1838. He was buried in St. George's Churchyard. 

The three children of Judge Coalter were all by his third wife, 
Frances, viz : 

699. Frances Lelia Coalter; h. 1803; d. at Warm Springs in 
1821. 



122 DESCENDANTS OF 

700. Elizabeth Tucker Coalter; b. in Staunton, Va., June 25, 

1805 ; m. John Randolph Bryan Jan. 27, 1830, at Chat- 
ham. Their home was at Eagle Point, Gloucester Co., 
Va. She d. March 28, 1856. He d. at the University of 
Virginia, Sept. 13, 1887. 10 children +. 

701. St. G-eorge Tucker Coalter; m. Judith Harrison Tomlin. 

5 children +. 

Hayden, in his Virginia Genealogies, says that — 

"John Randolph Bryan, of Gloucester Co., Va., was born at Wil- 
mington Is., Ga., March 23, 1806. He died at the University of 
Virginia Sept. 13, 1887. On Jan. 27,1830, in Chatham, Va., he 
married Elizabeth Tucker Coalter. She was born June 25th, 1805, 
and died at Eagle Point, Va., March 28, 1856. She was the second 
daughter of Hon. John Coalter, Judge of the Virginia Court of Ap- 
peals, and his wife, Anne Frances Bland Tucker, daughter of Hon. 
St. George and Frances (Bland) Tucker. Her grandmother, Fran- 
ces Bland, was the daughter of Theoderick and Frances (Boiling) 
Bland, and widow of John Randolph — therefore the mother of John 
Randolph of Roanoke. 

Mr. J. R. Bryan was educated in the schools of William Lacy, 
Prince Edward Co., Va., and Mr. Kirkpatrick, of Halifax, Va., 
1816-1820. In 1822 he entered Yale College, but receiving an ap- 
pointment in the United States Navy as Midshipman Oct. 4, 1823, 
he accepted, and was ordered to the "Peacock." He became passed 
Midshipman March 23, 1829. In 1824 he was ordered to the 
"United States." He resigned Sept. 5, 1831, and retired to his estate 
of "Nonchalance," Wilmington Island. 

Having in 1830 bought a farm on the Severn River in Gloucester 
Co., Va., for M'hich he paid $20,000, he removed there, and remain- 
ed until 1862. 

The following notice of Mr. Bryan is from the Southern Churcli- 
man: "After his father's death, Mr. John Randolph requested Mrs. 
Bryan to permit him to superintend the education of her two sons, 
Randolph and Thomas. He adopted his namesake, Randolph Bryan. 
They were sent on to Virginia, and placed at school near him. For 
several years he directed their education and caused them to spend 
their vacations under his roof, treating them with the tenderness of 
a father. 




Elizabeth Coaltek Bryax. 



JOHN WALKER. 123 

The constant and friendly intercourse with a man so remarkable 
as John Eandolph, left its imjDress upon his ward. His tastes were 
formed and his virtues developed. 

At the end of eight 5^ears service, he left the Navy and married a 
remarkable woman, Elizabeth Tucker Coalter, the greatly beloved 
niece of John Eandolph. She was endowed with great wit, strong 
practical common sense, and deep piety. She was a true and noble 
woman. Immediately after their marrip,ge, Mr. Bryan united with 
the Episcopal Church, in Fredericksburg, being baptized and con- 
firmed the same day, to remain Christ's faithful soldier to his life's 
end.'^ Their 10 children were as follows : 

703. John Coalter Bryan; b. March 2, 1831, at Presly, King Co., 
Va. ; d. June 1, 1853 ; educated at the University of Vir- 
ginia and became an M. D., graduating from Richmond 
Medical College and Jefferson Medical College, Philadel- 
phia; graduated from the latter in 1853. 

703. Delia Bryan; b. at Eagle Point Feb. 24, 1833; m. Oct. 30, 

1856, Dr. John Eandolph Page, C. S. A. He was edu- 
cated at Virginia University; graduated an M. D. in 
1849; also studied in Paris; was Chief Surgeon C. S. A., 
1861-1865; Professor of Louisiana Military Academy, 
and Professor of Natural History and Agriculture at the 
University of Virginia, 1872-1888. 9 children +. 

704. Fanny Tucker Bryan; b. June 8, 1835, at Chatham; m. 

Dec. 19, 1861, Dr. Spotswood Wellford Carmichael (son 
of Geo. French Carmichael and grandson of Dr. James 
Carmichael of Scotland). He graduated from Jefferson 
Medical College, 1852; surgeon in C. S. A., 1861-1865. 
8 children +. 

705. Georgia Screven Bryan; b. March 11, 1837; m. Dr. An- 

drew Glassel Grinnan, 8 children +. 

706. Virginia Mackay Bryan; b. June 26; d. Nov. 11, 1839. 

707. John Eandolph Bryan; b. Jan. 9, 1841; served C. S. A.; 

m. Margaret Eandolph Minor. 9 children +. 

708. St. George Tucker Coalter Bryan; b. at Chatham Oct. 4, 

1843; educated at Virginia University, 1873-4; served in 
C. S. A.; a mining engineer. 

709. Joseph Bryan; b. Apr. 13, 1845; served in C. S. A.; m. 

Isabel L. Stewart. 6 children +. 



124 DESCENDAJv^TS OF 

710. Thomas Forman Bryan; b. at Eagle Point Jan. 10, 1848; 

d. Sept. 8, 1851. 

711. Corbin Braxton Bryan; b. 1852; m. Mary Sidney Caldwell 

Scott. 6 children +. 

DELIA CO ALTER Bryan« (703) (Elizabeth^ John*, Eliza- 
beth^, Jane-, John^) ; m. Dr. John Randolph Page. Their 9 chil- 
dren were: 

712. John Randolph Bryan Page; b. Sept. 9, 1857; d. Aug. 28, 

1863. 

713. Elizabeth Coalter Page; b. March 10, 1859; d. Sept. 4, 

1863. 

714. Mann Page; b. Feb. 14, 1861. 

715. Charles Curtis Page; b. June 11, 1863. 

716. Ann Page; b. Oct. 21, 1865. 

717. Delia Bryan Page; b. June 9, 1868. 

718. Joseph Bryan Page; b. June 7, 1870. 

719. Ada Screvin Page; b. Oct. 14, 1873. 

720. John Randolph Page; b. Nov. 15, 1876. 

FANNY TUCKER Bryan^ (704) (Eliz.^ John^ Eliz.^ Jane% 
John^) ; m. Dr. S. W. Carmichael. 8 children, viz: 

721. Mary Wellford Carmichael; b. Oct. 7, 1863; d. Aug. 10, 

1864. 

722. Elizabeth Coalter Carmichael ; b. Aug. 20, 1865. 

723. Ellen Spotswood Carmichael; b. Nov. 1, 1867. 

724. Randolph Bryan Carmichael; b. June 21, 1869. 

725. George Edward Carmichael; b. June 26, 1873; d. Nov. 16, 

1878. 

726. Spotswood Wellford Carmichael; b. Nov. 21, 1875 (twin) ; 

d. July 26, 1876. 

727. Coalter Bryan Carmichael; b. Nov. 21, 1875 (twin). 

728. Fanny Tucker Carmichael; b. Nov. 3, 1879. 

GEORGIA SCREVEN Bryan« (705) (Elizabeth^ John*, Eliz.% 
Jane^, John^) ; b. at Eagle Point March 11, 1837; m. June 2, 1859, 
Dr. Andrew Glassel Grinnan (son of Daniel and Helen Grinnan). 
They had 8 children, viz: 




Dr. Johx Coalter Bryax. 



JOHN WALKER. 125 

729. Bryan Eandolph Grinnan, D. D. ; missionary to Japan; b. 

at Brampton April 21, 1860 +. 

730. Daniel Grinnan (lawyer); b. Oct. 13, 1861; baptized by 

Dr. Ewing Oct., 1861 ; graduated A. B., University Vir- 
ginia, 1879 ; resides in Eichmond, Va. 

731. Elizabeth Coalter Grinnan; b. July 25, 1863; baptized by 

Dr. Ewing Aug., 1863. 

732. Cornelia Stuart Grinnan ; b. Woodville, Va., Feb. 11, 1865 ; 

baptized by Eev. Eichard Mason Kov., 1868. 

733. Andrew Glassel Grinnan; Episcopal clergyman; b. Aug. 

20, 1868 ; baptized by Eev. Dr. Handy Kov., 1868. 

734. St. George Tucker Grinnan; b. April 6, 1870; baptized by 

Eev. Dr. White Dec. 10, 1890. 

735. John Coalter Grinnan; b. Jan. 22, 1873; baptized by Eev. 

Dinwiddle April 26, 1875. 

736. Georgia Bryan Grinnan; b. Sept. 18, 1874; baptized by 

Eev. Dinwiddle, Jan. 30, 1875. 

JOHN EANDOLPH Bryan" (707) (Elizabeth^ John*, Eliz.^ 
Jane-, John^) ; b. Jan. 9, 1841; m. at "Gale Hill," Albermarle Co., 
Va., Feb. 19, 1867, Margaret Eandolph Minor, dau. of W. W. and 
Mary Waters Minor; confirmed by Bishop Wilmer of Louisiana, 
1866; educated at Virginia High School, Alexandria, Va., Military 
Institute and Bloomfield Academy; entered Eichmond Howitzers, 
C. S. A., April, 1861; commanded 2nd Lt. Prov. Army, Va., 1861; 
A. D. C. Staff of Gen. J. B. Magruder, 1862; Ordnance Sergt., Mc- 
Law's Div., 1863; Captain and Inspector of Field Transportation, 
Dept. of S. W. Virginia and Tennessee, 1863-65. 9 children, viz: 

737. John Eandolph Bryan; b. Jan. 9, 1868. 

738. Mary AVaters Bryan; b. Jan. 9, 1870. 

739. Elizabeth Coalter Bryan; b. Dec. 28, 1871. 

740. Evelyn Bryan; b. Jan. 28, 1874. 

741. Margaret Eandolph Bryan; b. Aug. 13, 1876. 

742. Mattie Minor Bryan; b. Aug. 8, 1879. 

743. William Minor Bryan; b. Jan. 24, 1882. 

744. Jane Isabel Bryan; b. March 21, 1884. 

745. Joseph Bryan. 

JOSEPH Bryan" (709) (Elizabeth^ John*, Eliz.% Jane^ 
John^) ; b. April 13, 1845; educated at University of Virginia, 



126 DESCENDANTS OF 

1862-67; served in C. S. A, ; practicing law at Eichmond, Va. Hon. 
Joseph Bryan m. at "Brook Hill," near Eichmond Feb. 1, 1871, 
Isabel L. Stewart (dan. of John and M. A. Stewart). 6 children, 
viz: 

746. John Stewart Bryan; b. Oct. 23, 1871. 

747. Eobert Coalter Bryan; b. Jnne 26, 1873. 

748. Jonathan Eandolph Bryan; b. Dec. 6, 1874. 

749. Joseph Bryan; b. Dec. 7, 1877; d. June 25, 1878. 

750. St. George Tucker Bryan; b. Feb. 11, 1878. 

751. Thomas Pinkney Bryan; b. Oct. 24, 1882. 

COEBIN BEAXTON Bryan« (711) (Elizabeth^ John*, Eliz.% 
Jane^ John^) ; b. at Eagle Point April 17, 1852; m. Feb. 9, 1882, 
Mary Sidney Caldwell Scott. She was b. 1861, dau. of Dr. W. W. 
Scott of Caldwell Co., N. C. Dr. C. B. Bryan educated at Virginia 
University, 1871-75 ; graduated from Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary in 1878 ; ordained Deacon by the Et. Eev. F. M. Whittle, D. D., 
1878; made a Priest in 1879; Eector of Cunningham Chapel Parish, 
Clark Co., Va., 1890. 6 children, viz: 

752. Elizabeth Bryan; b. Jan. 24, 1883. 

753. Delia Bryan; b. Sept. 1, 1884. 

754. Mary S. C. Bryan; b. June 13, 1886. 

755. Isabel Stewart Bryan; b. Jime 18; d. Dec. 18, 1888. 

756. Braxton Bryan. 

757. Walter Bryan. 

Most of the above Bryan Eecords taken from '''HaycUn's Virginia 
Genealogies." 

ST. GEOEGE TUCKEE Coalter^ (701) (John% Elizabeth^ 
Jane^ John^) ; b. in Eichmond, June 2, 1809; d. 1839. He m. 
Judith Harrison Tomlin (dau. of John Walker Tomlin and his wife 
Margaret Williamson Ball), Dec. 16, 1829. Their 5 children were: 

758. John Coalter; d. young. 

759. Henry Coalter; d. young. 

760. Ann Frances Bland Coalter. She m. Henry P. Brown Dec. 

1858. One son +. 

761. Virginia Coalter; m. Dr. Wm. P. Braxton. 4 children +. 

762. St. George Tucker Coalter; m. (1) Aurelia Drewey, (2) 

Charlotte Drewey. 3 children +. 



JOH>q" WALKER. 127 

ANN FEANCES BLAND Coalter^ (760) (St. George T^, 
John*, Eliz.% Jane-, John^) ; m. Henry P. Brown Dec. 1858. 1 
child, viz: 

763. John Thompson Brown, wlio writes thus under date of 

April 14, 1899: 
"I am living on the property on which Samuel Brown, who mar- 
ried Mary Moore, was born. I have in my possession a number of 
letters from him and his wife to my ancestor, his brother, Henry 
Brown. The father of said Samuel and Henry Brown moved to 
the place I now own (in Bedford Co., Va., Brierfield P. 0.) just 
after his parents had both been massacred by the Indians. He was 
on a visit to them at the time and killed and wounded several of the 
Indians, among them a Chief, for whose scalp, etc.. Gov. Dinwiddle 
paid him the bounty given by Virginia to private citizens who killed 
an Indian in combat. He also offered him a commission in the Col- 
onial Army, which he declined owing to the exposed condition of 
his family. This massacre took place in 1755, in what is now Bote- 
tourt Co., then Augusta, on the bank of the Eoanoke Eiver, a few 
miles below Salem. My maternal great grandfather, John Coalter, 
was Judge of the Court of Appeals in Virginia. He and Samuel 
Brown were school friends, and I have numbers of letters from each 
to the other, among them Brown's letters from Edinburg, or several 
of them, when he was there studying Theology; also many of an 
earlier date." 

VIEGINIA Coalter'^ (761) (St. Geo. T.% John*, Eliz.^ Jane-, 
John^) ; m. Dr. William P. Braxton June 12, 1855. 4 children, viz : 

764. Charles Braxton. 

765. Frank Braxton. 

766. Betty Braxton. 

767. Susan Braxton. 

ST. GEOEGE TUCKEE Coalter, Jr.« (762) (St. Geo. T.^ 
John*, Eliz.", Jane-, John^) ; m. (1) Aurelia Drewey, (2) Charlotte 
Drewey. 3 children, viz: 

768. Drewey Coalter. 

769. John Coalter. ^ 

770. Aurelia Coalter. 



128 DESCENDANTS OF 

JANE Coalter* (586) (Elizabeth^ Jane-, John^) ; b. 1771; d. 
Feb. 17, 1835; m. John Iviaylor, 1798 (son of James and Elizabeth 
Naylor). He was a stern Presbyterian; moved to St. Charles Co.; 
first English settler in that community; afterwards came the Bates, 
Coalters, Prestons and Woodsons. 9 children, viz : 

771. John ISTaylor; d. unmarried. 

772. William I:^aylor;.d. unmarried. 

773. James Naylor; d. unmarried. 

774. Thomas ISTaylor; d. unmarried. 

775. Caroline Naylor; m. Dr. Wm. B. Nott. 

780. Fanny Nott; m. James Cary of South Carolina. 

781. Jane ISTott; unmarried; lives in Gaffney Citj^ 

South Carolina. 

776. Junius ISTaylor, M. D. ; d. unmarried. 

777. Edwin I^aylor, M. D.; m. (1) Julia Wallace and (2) a 

sister of his first wife ; practiced in Spartansburg, S. C. ; 
left several children. 

778. Eliza ISTaylor; 2nd wife of Judge Beverly Tucker; she d. 

childless. 

779. Sophronia ISTaylor; b. 1871 in Kentucky; m. James W. 

Booth, son of Wm. Aylett Booth of Virginia, who moved 
to Kentucky in 1804; a soldier in the Revolution. He was 
a son of William Booth of Gloucester, Va., and his wife, 
Elizabeth Aylett. She was dau. of Wm. Aylett and Ann 
Ashton, and she was dau. of Col. Henry Ashton of West- 
moreland. Major James W. Booth's father served in the 
House of Burgesses in 1777 from Frederick Co., Ya. ; 
vras in Virginia militia at Cowpens and Yorktown. 

SOPHEONIA Naylor (779); b. 1871 in Kentucky; m. 1832, 
Major James W. Booth. He was b. in Shenandoah; moved to St. 
Louis in 1847; d. May 10, 1892. 4 children, viz: 

782. John N. Booth; b. July, 1835; President of the firm of 
J. W. Booth & Sons ; m. Mary Alice Garrison of St. Louis 
Feb. 8, 1866, dau. of Daniel R. Garrison. His father 
was Captain of the first line of sloops run on the Hudson. 
His grandfather was a Eevolutionary soldier; his grand- 
mother was a dau. of Philip Schuyler. Daniel R. Garri- 



JOHN WALKER. 139 

son built the first foundry in St. Louis; completed the 
first railroad into East St. Louis ; also built the Missouri 
Pacific E. E. from Jefferson City to Kansas City and 
beyond. Mary Garrison Booth is Eegent of the St. Louis 
Chapter D. A. E. 

783. Thomas Booth; b. 1840 ; d. 1897 ; m. Mary L. Warren. No 

children. 

784. Edwin Bates Booth; b. 1842; d. 1883; left one son: 

788. Edwin Booth; lives in California. 

785. Name not known. 

JOHN N. Booth (782) ; m. Mary Alice Garrison Feb. 8, 1866. 
2 children, viz : 

786. Daughter; d. aged 17 years. 

787. Thomas Warren Booth; b. 1868; succeeded his uncle as 

President of the Booth Co., St. Louis ; d. March 2, 1900, 
after an illness of only a few days. 

MAEGAEET Coalter^ (587) (Elizabeth^ Jane% Jolm^) ; m. 
Mr. Ward of Harrison Co., ]^y. They were both church members. 
She d. Oct. 1814. He d. April 1823. 4 children, viz : 

789. Carey Aldrey Ward; d. 1861. 

790. John D. Ward (left children). 

791. James Ward. 

792. Isaac Ward. 

BEYAN E. Grinnan, D. D. (729) ; b. at Brampton in 1860; m. 
at Yokohama, Japan, by Eev. Wm. Imbri, Oct. 5, 1886, to Louisa 
Arlena Leet, dau. of Col. Charles Edward Leet and his wife Sarah 
Louisa Hawley, of Fayetteville, N. C. He was educated at Hamp- 
ton Sydney College and University of Virginia; graduated A. B. 
from the latter in 1879 ; a Presbyterian minister in Kochi, Japan. 
2 children, viz: 

793. Isabella Grinnan; b. Tokio, Aug. 24, 1887. 

794. Georgia Bryan Grinnan; b. Dec. 21, 1888, in Japan. 



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130 DESCENDANTS OF 



THE MOOEE FAMILY WHO SUFFEEED IN THE TEEEI- 
BLE INDIAN MASSACEE. 

Extracts from "The Captives of Ahh's Valley^ a Legend of Fron- 
tier Life, hy a son of Mary Moore" the Captive. 

"The Valley," as the expression is understood by those who live 
in it, denotes the tract of country in Virginia bounded on the east 
by the Blue Eidge and on the west by a parallel ridge, called in most 
of its extent the North Mountain. It is a fine agricultural district 
and its scenery is not surpassed in variety, beauty or grandeur by 
many districts in America. 

The first settlers in this valley, with few exceptions, were from 
the north of Ireland. They were the descendants of the Scotch, who 
for various reasons had emigrated to that country and had taken 
with them the kirk and the school. They were decided Presbyterians. 
Deep abhorrence of Popery and a strong dislike to Episcopacy, were 
to be expected among those whose fathers had felt the oppression 
and cruelties of Claverhouse, and whose friends had suffered and 
fought and died at Londonderry. 

But if they were free from all interference from Popery after 
they had settled in America, they did not find the same relief from 
Episcopacy in the Valley of Virginia. As an Episcopal church was 
built in each country town, the Presbyterians always located their 
places of worship elsewhere. Hence there is not in the valley any 
village in which a Presbyterian church was built until after the 
commencement of the Eevolution. Amongst others along the road 
leading through Brownsburg from Staunton to Lexington, about 
twenty-two miles from Staunton, there is a brick church on the 
right, and near it a large graveyard. The house that is now occu- 
pied, is the third in which the congregation of New Providence have 
worshipped. The first was a wooden structure. The second was of 
stone, and occupied in part the ground that is covered by the present 
building. This house was built either in 1745 or 1746. It was an 
era of no little consequence, and a work of no little difficulty to the 
people who accomplished it. Some of the traditions of the congrega- 
tion will illustrate this. At that time there was but one vehicle that 
moved on wheels in the congregation, and it was a one-horse cart. 
The heavy timbers for the roof and galleries were dragged to the 
place with one end resting on the axle of the cart, and the other on 



JOHN WALKER. 131 

the ground. The wheels gave way under the weight of the last one, 
and the people collected and carried it nearly a mile. The sand used 
in plastering the house was carried in sacks on horseback about ten 
miles; and this was done chiefly by the girls of the congregation. 
The people at that period were not infrequently disturbed by alarms 
of Indians, and often the whole of a family would go to church on 
the Sabbath, because they dared not leave any at home. The father 
and sons carried their weapons with them, prepared to defend their 
lives ; and a large number of armed men were frequently seen at the 
church. 

The sixth child and second son of James Moore bore the name of 
his father. He married Martha Poage, whose parents lived about 
nine miles south of Lexington on the road leading to the Natural 
Bridge ; and after his marriage resided some years at a place on the 
same road, which was known for many years as NeweFs Tavern. 
Two or three years later he located in Abb's Valley in Tazewell 
County. Mr. Moore's attention was turned to this spot by a kins- 
man of his. The advantages which this place presented were many. 
It was out of the usual track of the Indians; none of them lived 
near ; stock could be raised with very little trouble ; the climate was 
fine; the soil fertile; game abundant and ginseng could be obtained 
in large quantities. Some other families had established themselves 
in the same region; the attention of many others had been turned 
hither and it was probable that in a few years the number of settlers 
would be much increased. In settling here Mr. Moore with his fam- 
ily was accompanied by his brother-in-law, Eobert Poage, and Mr. 
Looney, who each had a small family. For some years no other 
families resided in Abb's Valley. 

The frontier man and the frontier family of that period are 
among the things of bygone days. It was necessary that the head of 
the family should be hardy, fearless, capable of enduring labor and 
exposure without injury, and able by day or by night to find his way 
through the forest with the certainty which characterizes the wolf 
or the Indian. Familiarity with the use of the rifle and the toma- 
hawk was scarcely considered an accomplishment. It was necessary 
that every man should possess them. He did not know at what 
moment all his skill would be called into requisition in defending 
his cabin against the attack of the Indian. Tools of the carpenter, 
the blacksmith, the tanner, the shoemaker and the cooper must be 
possessed and used. A young woman who did not know how to spin. 



132 DESCENDANTS OF 

dye, weave and make into garments the cloth that her own hands 
had produced, stood little chance of finding any man who would ask 
her to be his helpmeet. Owing to their isolated position the advan- 
tages of schools were enjoyed to a very limited extent, but education 
was not wholly neglected. By the persevering efforts of the parents 
all were taught to read and write; the boys were taught arithmetic, 
and on the Sabbath the Bible and the Catechism were carefully 
studied in many families. Such a man was James Moore, such a 
woman was his wife Martha, and such a family was his likely to be 
in Abb's Valley. 

The three neighbors of Capt. Moore became alarmed over the dan- 
ger from the Indians, after a young man whose name was Eichards 
left Captain Moore's house to go a few hundred yards and was shot 
and scalped by Indians and an attempt was made to break into the 
cabin of Mr. Poage the night before, and took their families away. 
Thus only the family of Captain Moore remained. It may seem 
strange to those who are unacquainted with the fascinations of fron- 
tier life that Captain Moore did not follow the example of his neigh- 
bors, and that in the face of so many real dangers, and after so many 
warnings of them, he continued to reside in the valley. It is indeed 
diffcult for those who have spent their lives where they never have 
thought for a moment that they were in danger, either from wild 
beasts or savage men, to understand how it was possible for either he 
or his family to feel at ease for a day. But from his childhood he 
had been familiar with these dangers, and his wife as well as himself 
had grown up in the midst of them. Familiarity with danger hard- 
ens the mind against its terrors. He was prospering finely in his 
business. After having lived eight or nine years in the valley he had 
nearly a hundred head of horses, and a large number of cattle, from 
both of which kinds of stock he made profitable sales every year. 
Providence seemed to smile on him in everything. His family were 
blessed with fine health, and by giving attention to their education 
as well as he could by his own and his wife's exertions, by the careful 
observance of the Sabbath, and by attending to family worship, he 
and his pious wife sought to remedy as far as possible the privations 
and disadvantages under which they and their children labored. If 
the present was almost unmingled prosperity, the future seemed 
scarcely less bright. He had formed his plans, and had almost se- 
cured the means to purchase the whole of the valley; and here he 
designed to settle his children around him, and in tlie midst of them 



JOHN WALKER. 133 

spend his old age. These were his plans, but the purposes of God 
were very different. "How unsearchable are his judgments, and his 
ways past finding out." 

During the interval between the close of the war of the American 
Eevolution and the treaty made with the Indians after they had been 
defeated by General Wayne in 1794, the Western frontiers were 
greatly harassed by the savages. It seemed not to be their plan to 
visit the same section of the country very frequently, but to allow 
time for the settlement to get into a feeling of security after one 
attack before they made another. Their feelings toward the whites 
were bitter. Their hatred was directed to the race and not to the 
individuals ; and they could scalp and torture with as much pleasure 
the female and the child as the intrepid man who had met them in 
battle. They delighted to come by surprise on a defenseless family, 
to lead mothers and children into captivit}^, to gather the spoils of the 
household and carry them to their distant wigwams. 

Among the Indians who took an active part in harassing the fron- 
tiers was Black Wolf, an inferior chief of the Shawnees. He lived 
on the north side of the Ohio near Chillicothe. He headed several 
of the parties that harassed the southwestern part of Virginia. Taze- 
well seems to have been a favorite point of attack, and hence no part 
of the old frontier was the scene of so many Indian adventures, but 
I must confine my narrative to Abb's Valley, which Black Wolf 
visited in 1784, when he took captive James, the second son of Cap- 
tain Moore. James was then fourteen, already well versed in the 
use of the rifle, an adventurous, keen hunter for his age. About the 
middle of September, 1784, he was sent in the morning to bring a 
horse from the place where ]\Ir. Poage had lived, about two miles 
distant. He had almost reached the field where the horses were 
when Black Wolf and two younger Indians sprang from behind a 
large log, and yelling the terrific war whoop, rushed on him, and 
laid hold of him before he had time to think what to do. Wolf then 
directed him by signs to catch one of the horses, giving him some salt 
for this purpose, but he contrived to let the horse break away each 
time he caught him. He said he had no wish to have his father lose 
one of his best horses. They then started for the Ohio, which they 
reached twenty days after starting. 

Two years after James was taken captive occurred the terrible 
massacre in which James Moores' family were all killed or taken 
captive. One of the prisoners taken at this time was Martha Evans, 



134 DESCENDANTS OF 

a young girl, who was at Captain Moore's at the time of the raid by 
the Indians. Her brother, Thomas Evans, in September, 1786, 
plunged into the unbroken forests of the west to seek his sister. It 
was an undertaking of untold peril. It was a day of deep interest 
to the settlement generally, and his family in particular. He was 
to have been married the following month to Miss Ann Crow. Most 
of the incidents of his travels are now hopelessly lost. In the latter 
part of the spring he heard that there was to be a meeting on the bor- 
der of Kentucky for the purpose of the ransom of prisoners. To that 
treaty he went, hoping to get some tidings of his sister. There he 
learned that his sister had been sold by the Indians to a white man 
and was living in Canada not far from Detroit. He went home to 
get more money, and a supply of clothing, before setting off for 
Canada. It was now so late in the season that he was compelled to 
wait until the following spring. It was late in the month of August 
when Thomas rode into the gate of a yard which inclosed a house 
that indicated wealth and taste in its possessor. Here he found his 
sister, and was not a little surprised to find that James and Mary 
Moore were in the same neighborhood. About the middle of October 
they started for Pennsylvania, an account of which trip will be found 
in the narrative by James Moore from Howe's History of Virginia. 

It was about the middle of November when they reached Pitts- 
burg and here they staid until the following spring, when it was 
thought best that Martha should remain where she was, while 
Thomas should go on with James and Mary, and return for his 
sister. They followed Braddock's military road to Winchester; 
thence took the route usually traveled up the valley to Augusta, 
where the Moores found the first of their kindred. The last day of 
their journey was a day never to be forgotten. Thomas had paid 
out his last shilling, but that gave him no uneasiness, for he knew 
that a few miles would take him to those who had heard the sad tale 
of the breaking up of Captain Moore's family and from any of these 
he felt sure of a welcome. Sometime after dark that day they reach- 
ed the home of William McPheeters, about eight miles from Staun- 
ton. Mrs. McPheeters was a sister of Captain Moore, and here 
James and Mary met their grandfather and grandmother. The aged 
grandparents were deeply affected. This night ended the wander- 
ings of James and Mary, not quite three years after Mary's had 
commenced, and five months short of six years after James had been 
taken prisoner. After resting a day or two Thomas went on to Eock- 



JOHN WALKER. 135 

bridge County and received from the administrator of Captain 
Moore's estate the full amount that he had expended in defraying the 
expenses of James and Mary, but refused any additional compensa- 
tion. 

Some time in the summer he returned for his sister, whom, as 
has been stated, he left in Pennsylvania. He was married to Ann 
Crow in the autumn after his sister arrived at home. He settled 
later in Washington County, Indiana. He became the father of six 
sons and six daughters. He was a member of the Presbyterian 
Church, and died in 1829. 

Martha Evans married Mr. Hummer. Two of her sons, William 
and Michael, entered the ministry in the Presb3i;erian Church. Her 
death occurred in the winter of 1837. 

James Moore expressed a desire to return to Canada for some time 
after he had returned to his friends in Virginia, but at last aban- 
doned the plan. He married early in life, a Miss Taylor of Eock- 
bridge, and settled on the farm which his father had occupied in 
Abb's Valley, and became the father of a numerous family, who, with 
few exceptions, reside in the same section of country. He became 
a member of the Methodist Church. He was spared to see his de- 
scendants of the third generation. 

Mary Moore lived with her maternal grandmother for two or three 
years after her return to Eockbridge, and afterwards with the family 
of Joseph Walker, who had married her father's sister. In October, 
1798, she married Eev. Samuel Brown, pastor of ISTew Providence 
Church. In the active discharge of the duties of this station she 
passed many happy, busy years, the respected wife of a beloved pastor. 
She was the mother of eleven children. Seven sons and two daugh- 
ters lived to mature life. In no part of her life did her character 
shine more brightly than when she was left a widow with this family 
of ten children, the youngest of whom was less than two years old. 
This event occurred on the 13th day of October, 1818. Of her it 
may be said with perfect truth she was "^^diligent in business, fervent 
in spirit, serving the Lord." Blessed with health, attending dili- 
gently and cheerfully to the interests committed to her care, she 
passed the years of her widowhood, until it became manifest in 1833, 
that the hand of serious disease was on her. In the meantime her 
second daughter had married the Eev. Samuel Morrison, who suc- 
ceeded her husband as pastor of New Providence congregation. She 
died April 24, 1824. A short time before her death she felt it her 



136 DESCENDANTS OF 

privilege to adopt the language of the apostle, "The time of my de- 
parture is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my 
course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a 
crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall 
give me at that day/' 

Of the seven sons of the little captive girl, five entered the minis- 
try in the Presbyterian Church, one an elder in the church and th« 
youngest a physician. One daughter was the wife of Dr. William A. 
Walker, and one died in early youth. All Mary's grandchildren, 
who have arrived at the age of mature life, are members of the Pres- 
byterian Church, two of her granddaughters have married Presby- 
terian ministers, and three of her grandsons are preparing to enter 
the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. 

In Henry Howe's History of Virginia I found the following in- 
teresting account of this tragedy : 

"From a worthy pastor of a church in the Shenandoah Valley, we 
have received the following account of the captivity and destruction 
of the Moore family, by the Indians, a few years after the close of 
the Eevolution: 

"James Moore, Jr., was a lineal descendant of the Eev. Samuel 
Eutherford of Scotland; the latter being a descendant of the Eev. 
Joseph Allein, the author of the "Alarm to the Unconverted." Mr. 
Moore's parents were among those who, during the persecutions 
nnder Charles I., emigrated from Scotland to the north of Ireland, 
the descendants of whom, in this country, come under the general 
name of "Scotch-Irish." From Ireland he emigrated to Virginia, 
and settled in what is now Eockbridge County, on Walker's Creek. 
There he married Jane Walker, and there James Moore, the subject 
of this sketch, was born. When the latter grew up he married 
Martha Poage, of the same county, and settled near the Natural 
Bridge, at a place long known as "Newel's Tavern." There his 
three oldest children, John, Joseph and James were born. About 
the year 1775, he removed to what is now Tazewell County, and 
settled in Abb's Valley, on the waters of Blue Stone, a branch of 
New Eiver. He was induced to emigrate to that country on account 
of the fertility of the soil, and its adaptedness to raising stock. 
There, with the aid of an old Englishman whose name was John 
Simpson, he erected his cabin; and with his pious wife, both being 
members of the Presbyterian Church, he erected his altar to God, 
cleared him a piece of ground, and there resided with his family 
nntil they were destroyed — frequently going into a fort, which was 
almost every summer. The first of his family who was captured 
was James, his second son, a lad in the 14th year of his age. This 




(iK.vvK OF Mai;v M()0];i-: 



JOHN WALKER. 137 

occurred September 7th, 1784. Mr. Moore, the captive, who is still 
living, gives tliis account of that event : 

"My father had sent me to a waste plantation, about 2^ miles 
distant, to catch a horse on which I might go to mill. As we lived 
about 12 miles from the mill, and the road for the whole distance 
thither leading through a dreary wilderness, I had frequently to come 
home a considerable part of the way after night, when it was very 
dark. Being accustomed to this, I set out for the horse without the 
least intimidation or apprehension of danger. But notwithstanding 
this, I had not proceeded more than half the distance to the field, 
before a sudden dread or panic came on me. The apnearance of the 
Indian who took me w^as presented to my mind, although at the 
time I did not think of an Indian, but rather that some wild animal 
in human shape would devour me. Such was my alarm that I went 
on, trembling, frequently looking back, expecting to see it. Indeed 
I would have returned home, but for the fear that with such an ex- 
cuse my father would be displeased, and perhaps send me back. I 
therefore proceeded on until I came near the field, when suddenly 
three Indians sprang from behind a log, one of whom laid hold of 
me. Being much alarmed at the time with the apprehension of being 
devoured, and believing this to be the animal I had dreaded, I 
screamed with all my might. The Indian who had hold of me laid 
his hand on my head, and, in the Indian language, told me to hush. 
Looking him in the face, and perceiving that he was an Indian, I 
felt greatly relieved, and spoke out aloud, "It is an Indian, why need 
I fear ;" and thought to myself, "All that is in it is, I will have to 
go to the Shawnee towns." In this company there were only three 
Indians, a father and son, and one other; the former bearing the 
naine of the "Black Wolf," a middle-aged man of the most stern 
countenance I ever beheld, about six feet high, having a black beard. 
The others I suppose were about 18 years of age, and all of the Shaw- 
nee tribe. I belonged to Black Wolf, who had captured me. We 
immediately proceeded to an old cabin, near to which were the horses. 
Here we made a halt, and the old Wolf told me to catch the horses, 
and gave me some salt for that purpose. jMy object was to catch one 
and mount and make my escape; but suspecting my intention, as 
often as I would get hold of a horse they would come running up, 
and thus scare him av/ay. Finding that I could not get a horse for 
myself, I had no wish and did not try to catch one for them, and so, 
after a few efforts, abandoned the attempt. 

"This I suppose was about one o'clock in the afternoon. The In- 
dians then went into a thicket where were concealed their kettles and 
blankets, after which we immediately proceeded on our journey. 
In consequence of the high weeds, green briers, logs, and the steep 
and mountainous character of the country, the walking was very 
laborious, and we traveled that evening only about 8 miles. The 
two younger Indians went before, myself next, with old Wolf 
in the rear. If marks were made, he would carefully remove them 



138 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

with his tomahawk. I frequently broke bushes, which he discovered, 
and shook his tomahawk over my head to let me know the conse- 
quence if I did not desist. I would then scratch the ground with 
my feet. This he also discovered, and made me desist, showing me 
how to set my feet flat, so as not to leave any mark. It then became 
necessary to cease my efforts to make a trail for others, as they were 
all immediately detected. In the evening, about sundown, old 
Wolf gave a tremendous war-whoop, and another the next morning 
at sunrise. These were repeated evening and morning during our 
whole journey. It was long, loud and shrill and intended to signify 
that they had one prisoner. Their custom is to repeat it as frequent 
as the number of prisoners. It is different from their whoop when 
they have scalps, and in this way it can be known as far as the whoop 
is heard, whether they have prisoners or scalps, and also the number. 
But to return: The night was rainy. We lay down in a laurel 
thicket, without food or fire. Previous to this, old Wolf had 
searched me carefully, to see whether I had a knife. After this he 
tied one end of a leading-halter very tightly around my neck and 
wrapped the other end around his hand, so as to make it secure as 
well as very difficult for me to get away without waking him. ISTot- 
withstanding my situation was thus dreary, gloomy and distressing, 
I was not altogether prevented from sleep. Indeed, I suppose few 
prisoners were ever more resigned to their fate. The next morning 
we resumed our journey about daybreak, and continued down Tug- 
Creek about two miles, until we reached the main ridge of Tug 
Mountain, along which we descended until we came to IMaxwell's 
Gap. (This gap took its name from a man by the name of Maxwell, 
who was there killed by the Indians while in pursuit of the wife of 
Thomas English, of Burke's Garden, who had been taken by a party 
of Indians, at the head of which was this same Wolf. ) At this place 
old Wolf went off and brought in a middle-sized Dutch oven, 
which had been secreted on their former expedition. The carriage of 
this was assigned to me. At first it was fastened to my back, but 
after suffering much I threw it down, saying I would carry it no 
more. Upon this old Wolf placed down his bundle and told me 
to carry it, but on finding that I could not lift it I became more 
reconciled, took wp the oven again, and after some days filled it with 
leaves and carried it with more ease. We continued on the same 
ridge the whole of the day, and encamped on it at night. In the 
evening there came on a rain, and the son of Black Wolf pulled 
oft" my hat. This I resented, struck him, and took it from him. He 
then showed me by signs that with it he wished to protect his gun- 
lock from the rain. I then permitted him to have it, and after the 
rain he returned it. For three days we traveled without sustenance 
of any kind, save some water in which poplar bark had been steeped. 
On the fourth day we killed a buffalo, took out the paunch, cut it 
open, rinsed it a little in the water, cut it up and put it into the 
kettle with some pieces of the flesh, and made broth. Of this we 



JOHN WALKER. 139 

drank heartily, without eating any of the meat. After night we 
made another kettle of broth, but ate no meat. This is Indian policy 
after fasting. 

"I traveled the whole route barefooted. The consequence was that 
I had three stone-bruises on each foot, and at this time my sufferings 
were very great. Frequently I would walk over rattlesnakes, but 
was not permitted to kill any, the Indians considering them their 
friends. 

"Some few days after this we killed a buffalo that was very fat, 
and dried as much of the meat as lasted us for several days. After 
this we killed deer and buffaloes as our wants required, until we 
reached their towns, near what is now called Chillicothe, in Ohio, 
just 20 days from the time we set out. We crossed the Ohio between 
the moutli of Guyandot and Big Sandy, on a raft made of dry logs 
and tied together with grapevines. On the banks of the Scioto we 
remained one day. Here they made pictures to represent three In- 
dians and me their prisoner. Near this place old Wolf went off 
and procured some bullets which he had secreted. 

"'When we came near the towns the Indians painted themselves 
black, but did not paint me. This was an omen of my safety. I waa 
not taken directly into the town, but to the residence of Wolf's half- 
sister, to whom I was sold for an old horse. The reason why I was 
not taken directly to the town, was, I suppose, 1st, because it was a 
time of peace ; 3nd, that I might be saved from running the gaunt- 
let, which was the ease with prisoners taken in war. Shortly after 
I was sold, my mistress left me entirely alone for several days in her 
wigwam, leaving a kettle of hominy for me to eat. In this solitary 
situation I first began to pray and call upon God for mercy and de- 
liverance, and found great relief. Having cast my burdens on the 
Lord, I would arise from my knees and go off cheerfully. I had been 
taught to pray. My father prayed in his family ; and I now found 
the benefit of the religious instruction and example I had enjoyed. 

"On one occasion while on our journey, I was sent some distance 
for water. Supposing that I was entirely out of view, I gave vent to 
my feelings, and wept abundantly. The old Indian, however, had 
watched me, and noticing the marks of tears on my cheeks, he shook 
his tomahawk over my head to let me know I must not do so again. 
Their object in sending me off, was, I suppose, to see whether I would 
attempt to escape, as the situation appeared favorable for that pur- 
pose. After this I was no longer fastened with a halter. 

"In about two weeks after I was sold, my mistress sent nie, with 
others, on a hunting excursion. In this we were very unsuccessful. 
The snow being knee-deep, my blanket too short to cover me, and 
having very little other clothing, my sufferings from hunger and 
cold were intense. Often having lain down, and drawn up my feet 
to get them under the blanket, I became so benumbed that it was 
with difficulty I could straighten myself again. Early in the morn- 
ing the old Indian would build up a fire, and make me and the young 



140 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

Indians phmge all over in cold water. This, I think, was of great 
benefit, as it prevented us from taking cold. 

"When we returned from hunting in the spring, the old man gave 
me up to Capt. Elliott, a trader from Detroit. But my mistress, on 
learning this, became very angry, threatened Elliott, and got me 
back. 

"Some time in April, there was a dance at a town about two miles 
from where I resided. This I attended, in company with the In- 
dians with whom I belonged. Meeting with a French trader from 
Detroit, by the name of Batest Ariome, who took a fancy to me on 
account of my resemblance to one of his sons, he bought me for 
50 dollars in Indian money (this consisted of silver brooches, crosses, 
etc.) Before leaving the dance I met with a Mr. Sherlock, a trader 
from Kentucky, who had formerly been a prisoner to this same tribe 
of Indians, and who had rescued a lad by the name of Moffit, who 
had been captured by the Indians on the head of the Clinch, and 
whose father was an intimate and particular friend of my father's. 
(Mr. Moffit had removed to Kentucky, and was then living there.) 
I requested Mr. Sherlock to write to my father, through Mr. Moffit, 
informing him of my captivity, and that I had been purchased by 
a French trader, and was gone to Detroit. This letter, I have reason 
to believe, father received, and that it gave him the first information 
of what had become of me. 

"But we must pause in this narrative, to notice the destruction 
and captivity of the remaining part of Mr. Moore's family. 

"There being only a few families in the part of Virginia where 
Mr. Moore resided, the Indians from the Shawnee towns made fre- 
quent incursions upon them. Consequently most of the families re- 
turned to the more thickly settled parts of what is now Montgomery 
Co., etc., but Mr. Moore still remained. Such was the fertility of the 
soil, and the adaptedness of the country to grazing, that Mr. ]y.Ioore 
kept about 100 head of horses, and a good stock of cattle, which 
principally wintered themselves. On the 14th day of July, 1786, 
early in the morning, a gang of horses had come in from the range 
to the lick-blocks, about 100 yards from the house, and Mr. Moore 
had gone out to salt them. Two men also, who were living with 
him, had gone out, and were reaping wheat. The Indians, about 30 
in number, who were lying in ambush, watching the house, suppos- 
ing that all the men were absent, availed themselves of the oppor- 
tunity and rushed forward with all speed. As they advanced they 
commenced firing, and killed two of the children, viz : William and 
Eebecca, who were returning from the spring, and Alexander in 
the yard. Mr. Moore attempted to get to the house, but finding it 
surrounded, ran past it through a small pasture in which the house 
stood. When he reached the fence he made a halt, and was shot 
through with seven bullets. The Indians said he might have es- 
capted if he had not stopped on the fence. After he was shot he ran 
about 40 yards, and fell. He was then scalped by the Indians, and 



JOHN WALKER. 141 

afterwards buried by the whites at the place where the body lay, and 
where his grave may yet be seen. It was thought that when he saw 
his family about to be massacred, without the possibility of render- 
ing them assistance, he chose to share a like fate. There were two 
fierce dogs, which fought like heroes until the fiercest one was killed. 
The two men who were reaping, hearing the alarm, and seeing the 
house surrounded, fled and alarmed the settlement. At that time 
the nearest family was distant 6 miles. As soon as the alarm was 
given, Mrs. Moore and Martha Evans barred the door, but this was 
of no avail. (Miss Evans was living in the family at the time, help- 
ing them to spin ; Joseph Moore, another son, was in Rockbridge Co., 
going to school. ) There was no man in the house at the time except 
John Simpson, the old Englishman already alluded to, and he was 
in the loft sick and in bed. There were five or six guns in the house, 
but having been shot off the evening before, they were then empty. 
It was intended to have loaded them after breakfast. Martha Evans 
took two of them and went up stairs where Simpson was, and hand- 
ing them to him, told him to shoot. He looked up, but had been 
shot in the head through a crack, and was then near his end. The 
Indians then proceeded to cut down the door, which they soon effect- 
ed. During this time Martha Evans went to the far end of the 
house, lifted up a loose plank, and went under the floor, and re- 
quested Polly Moore (then eight years of age), who had the young- 
est child called Margaret in her arms (who was crying), to set the 
child down and come under. Polly looked at the child, clasped it 
to her breast, and determined to share its fate. The Indians having 
broken into the house, took Mrs. Moore and her children, viz : John, 
Jane, Polly and Peggy prisoners, and having taken everything that 
suited them, they set it and the other buildings on fire, and then 
went away. Martha Evans remained under the floor a short time, 
then came out and hid herself under a log that lay across a branch 
not far from the house. The Indians having tarried a short time 
with the view of catching horses, one of them walked across this log, 
sat down on the end of it, and begun to fix his gun-lock. Miss 
Evans supposing that she was discovered, and that he was preparing 
to shoot her, came out and gave herself up. At this he seemed much 
pleased. They then set out for their towns. Perceiving that John 
Moore was a weak boy in body and mind, and unable to travel, they 
killed him the first day. The babe they took two or three days, but 
it being fretful, on account of a wound it had received, they dashed 
its brains out against a tree. They then moved on with haste to 
their towns. For some time it was usual to tie very securely each of 
the prisoners at night, and for a warrior to lie beside each of them 
with tomahawk in hand, so that in case of pursuit the prisoners 
might be speedily dispatched. Their manner of traveling was very 
much like that described by James Moore. Kot unfrequently they 
were several days without food, and when they killed game, their 
habit was to make broth as described by him. When they came to 



142 DESCENDANTS OF 

the banks of the Scioto, they carefully pointed out to Mrs. Moore 
and the prisoners, the hieroglyphics mentioned in the narrative of 
James Moore. When they reached their town (which was the one 
to which James Moore had been taken), they were soon assembled 
in council, when an old man made a long speech to them dissuading 
them from war ; but at the close of it the warriors shook their heads 
and retired. This old man afterwards took Polly Moore into his 
family, where he and his wife seemed greatly to commiserate her 
situation, and showed her all possible kindness. 

"Shortly after they reached the towns, Mrs. Moore and her daugh- 
ter Jane were put to death, being burned and tortured at the stake. 
This lasted some time, during which she manifested the utmost 
Christian fortitude, and bore it without a murmur — at intervals 
conversing with her daughter Polly and Martha Evans, and express- 
ing great anxiety for the moment to arrive when her soul should 
wing its way to the bosom of her Savior. 

"At length an old squaw, more humane than the rest, dispatched 
her with a tomahawk. James Moore says that he learned from 
Martha Evans that the murder of these prisoners was committed by 
a party of Cherokee Indians, who were returning from a war excur- 
sion in which they had lost some of their party. That in conse- 
quence of this they became exasperated, fell upon the prisoners and 
put them to death. 

"This tribe of Indians proving very troublesome to the whites, it 
was repeatedly contemplated to send an expedition against their 
town. This it is probable Martha Evans in some measure postponed, 
by sending communications through the traders, urging the probable 
fate of the prisoners, if it were done immediately. In November, 
two years afterwards, however, such an expedition did go out. The 
Indians were aware of it from about the time it started, and when it 
drew near they concealed Avhat they could not carry oif, and with the 
prisoners, deserted their towns. About this time Polly Moore had 
serious thoughts of concealing herself until the arrival of the whites, 
but fearing the consequence of a greater delay in their arrival than 
she might anticipate, she did not attempt it. 

"Late in ISTovember, however, the expedition did arrive, and after 
having burned their towns, destroyed their corn, etc., returned home. 
After this the Indians returned to their towns; but winter having 
set in, and finding themselves without houses or food, they were 
greatly dispirited, and went to Detroit, where, giving themselves up 
to great excess in drinking, they sold Polly Moore to a man who lived 
in or near a little village by the name of French Town, near the 
western end of Lake Erie, for half a gallon of rum. Though at 
this time the winters were very severe, the released captive had 
nothing to protect her feet but a pair of deerskin moccasins, and the 
state of her other clothing will presently appear. But it is now time 
to resume the narrative of James Moore : 

"Mr. and Mrs. Ariome were to me parents indeed. They treated 



JOHN WALKER. 143 

me like one of their own sons. I ate at their table, and slept with 
their sons in a good feather bed. They always gave me good council, 
and advised me (particularly Mrs. Ariome) not to abandon the idea 
of returning to my friends. I worked on the farm with his sons, and 
occasionally assisted him in his trading expeditions. We traded at 
different places, and sometimes went a considerable distance into the 
country. On one of these occasions, four young Indians began to 
boast of their bravery, and among other things said that one Indian 
could whip four white men. This provoked me, and I told them that 
I could whip all four of them. They immediately attacked me ; but 
Mr. Ariome hearing the noise, came and took me away. This I con- 
sider a kind providence; for the Indians are very unskilful in box- 
ing, and in this manner of lighting, I could easily have whipped all 
of them ; but when they begun to find themselves worsted, I expected 
them to attack me with clubs, or some other weapon, and if so, had 
laid my plans to kill them all with a knife which I had concealed in 
my belt, mount a fleet horse which was close at hand, and escape to 
Detroit. 

"It was on one of these trading expeditions that I first heard of 
the destruction of father's family. This I learned through a Shaw- 
nee Indian with whom I had been acquainted when I lived with them 
and who was one of the party on that occasion. I received this in- 
formation some time in the summer after it occurred. In the fol- 
lowing winter I learned that my sister Polly had been purchased by 
a Mr. Stogwell, an American by birth, but unfriendly to the Ameri- 
can cause. He was a man of bad character, an unfeeling wretch, and 
treated my sister with great unkindness. At that time he resided a 
considerable distance from us. When I heard of my sister, I im- 
mediately prepared to go and see her ; but as it was then in the dead 
of winter, and the journey would have been attended with great 
difficulties, on being told by Mr. Stogwell that he intended to remove 
to the neighborhood where I resided in the following spring, I de- 
clined it. When I heard that Mr. Stogwell had removed, as was 
contemplated, I immediately went to see her. I found her in the 
most abject condition, almost naked, being clothed with only a few 
dirty and tattered rags, exhibiting to my mind an object of pity in- 
deed. It is impossible to describe my feelings on that occasion; sor- 
row and joy were both combined; and I have no doubt the feelings 
of my sister were similar to my own. On being advised, I applied 
to the commanding officer at Detroit, informing him of her treat- 
ment, with the hope of effecting her release. I went with Mr. Simon 
Girty to Col. McKee, the superintendent for the Indians, who had 
Mr. Stogwell brought to trial to answer to the complaint against 
him. But I failed to procure her release. It was decided, however, 
that when an opportunity should occur for our returning to our 
friends, she should be released without remuneration. This was 
punctually performed on application of Mr. Thomas Evans, who 
had come in search of his sister Martha, already alluded to, who had 



144 DESCENDANTS OF 

been purchased from the Indians by some family in the neighbor- 
hood, and was at that time living with a Mr. Donaldson, a worthy 
and wealthy English farmer, and working for herself. 

"All now being at liberty, we made preparations for our journey 
to our distant friends, and set out, I think, some time in the month 
of October, 1789, it being little more than five years from the time 
of my captivity, and a little more than three years from the time of 
the captivity of my sister and Martha Evans. (James Moore had, 
in the meantime, become so much attached to the family of Mr. 
Ariome, and especially to one of his daughters, that he would have 
been contented to remain had it not been for his sister.) A trading 
boat coming down the lakes, we obtained a passage for myself and 
sister to the Moravian towns, a distance of about 200 miles, and on 
our route to Pittsburg. There, according to appointment, we met 
with J\lr. Evans and his sister, the day after our arrival. He had 
in the meantime procured three horses, and we immediately set out 
for Pittsburg. Fortunately for us, a party of friendly Indians, from 
these to\ms, were about starting on a hunting excursion, and accom- 
panied us for a considerable distance on our route, which was through 
a wilderness, and the hunting-ground of an unfriendly tribe. On 
one of the nights during our journey, we encamped near a large 
party of these hostile Indians. The next morning four or five of 
their warriors, painted red, came into our camp. This much alarm- 
ed us. They made many inquiries, but did not molest us, which 
might not have been the case if we had not been in company with 
other Indians. After this nothing occurred worthy of notice until 
we reached Pittsburg. Probably we would have reached Eockbridge 
that fall if Mr. Evans had not unfortunately got his shoulder dis- 
located. In consequence of this, we remained until spring with an 
uncle of his in the vicinity of Pittsburg. Having expended nearly 
all of his money in traveling and for a physician, he left his 
sister, and proceeded on with sister Polly and myself to the house of 
our uncle, Wm. McPheeters, about 10 miles southwest of Staunton, 
near the Middle Eiver. (This property is now in the possession of 
Mr. George Shue. The Eev. Dr. Wm. McPheeters informed the 
writer that he remembered the time.) He received from uncle 
Joseph Moore, the administrator of father's estate, compensation for 
his services, and afterwards returned and brought his sister. 

"Here the narrative of Mr. Moore closes. He remained several 
years with his friends in Eockbridge County, but subsequently re- 
turned to the plantation of his father, where he still resides, having 
raised a large family; himself a highly respectable member of the 
Methodist Church; in connection with which, also, are many of his 
children, and his brother Joseph, who is a resident of the same coun- 
ty. Martha Evans married a man by the name of Hummer, emi- 
grated to Indiana, and reared a family of children. Two of her sons 
are ministers in the Presbyterian Church — one in the Presbytery of 
Crawfordsville, and the other in the Presbytery of Iowa. 



JOHN WALKER. 145 

"An incident in the captivity of Pollj^ Moore lias been omitted, 
too interesting to be passed over without notice : 

"At the time she became a prisoner, notwithstanding her father, 
two brothers, and a sister had just been murdered, herself and the 
rest captured, and the house set on fire, she took up two testaments, 
one of which she kept the whole time of her captivity, and that too 
when she was but eight years of age. (The other was stolen from her 
while with the Indians.) She did not long continue with Mr. Mc- 
Pheeters, but lived with her uncle Joseph Walker, on Buffalo Creek, 
about six miles south of Lexington, in Eockb ridge County. (This 
plantation was afterwards owned by Mr. John Donahue, who kept 
a tavern. It is now owned by Mr. Moffit.) At the age of twelve 
she was baptized, and admitted into full communion with the Pres- 
byterian Church. When she grew up, she married the Eev. Samuel 
Brown, a distinguished Presbyterian clergyman of the same county, 
and pastor of Xew Providence congregation. 

"She became the mother of twelve children. Of these, one died 
in infancy, another while quite young, and of the others, one is rul- 
ing elder in the church, another married a pious physician, another 
a clergyman, five are Presbyterian ministers in Virginia, and the 
remaining one is a communicant in the church. Her last legacy 
was a Bible to each of her children. 

"At tlie north end of the graveyard near ISTew Providence church, 
14 miles north of Lexinsrton, is the grave of Marv Moore." 



JAMES Moore^ (137) (Jane-, John^) ; son of Jane Walker and 
James Moore; m. Martha Poage (dau. of one of the Poages who 
came from Ireland to Virginia; he m. Jane Somers; they had 10 
children) ; removed from Eockbridge Co., Va., to a fertile valley 
among the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Por a description 
of the terrible calamity which befel them see "Adh's Valley Massa- 
cre," where most of the family perished. 9 children, viz : 

795. John Moore. 

796. James Moore; m. (1) Barbara Taylor, (3)N'ancy Shannon; 

taken captive but escaped and rescued his sister Mary +. 

797. Jane Moore; burned by the Indians. 

798. Joseph Moore; m. Christina Xicewander. 8 children +. 

799. Mary Moore, "the little captive''; m. Eev. Samuel Brown. 

11 children +. 

800. Eebecca Moore. 

801. Alexander Moore. 

802. William Moore. 

803. Margaret Moore; the infant killed by the Indians. 
— 13 



146 DESCENDANTS OF 

JAMES Moore* (796) (James^ Jane^, Jolin^) ; m. (1) Barbara 
Taylor* (Jane% SamueP, John^), 3 children; m. (2) i^ancy Shan- 
non. His 12 children were : 

804. James Eutherford Moore; m. in Texas to an Indian girl. 

He is a wealthy ranchman somewhere in the West. 

805. Martha Poage Moore; m. Dr. Still. 9 children +. 

806. William Taylor Moore; m. Matilda Purg, (2) Mary 

Barnes. 9 children +. 

807. Sarah T. Moore; m. James Whitley; several children +. 

808. Joseph Addison Moore; m. his cousin Mattie Moore +. 

809. Milton Ladd Moore; m. Lovica T. Perry; had 4 children. 

810. Mary Brown Moore; m. Wm. Whitly; 5 sons and 1 dau. + 

811. Andrew Peary Moore; m. ISTancy Cummings. 5 children. 

812. Jane Somers Moore; m. James F. Moore; m. (2) Chas. 

Tiffany; only one of the children living in 1899 +. 

813. John Shannon Moore; m. Margaret Whitly; m. (2) Miss 

Shannon. 6 children. They went to Missouri, Kansas 
and Texas. 

814. Isaac Quinn Moore; m. Eliza Tabor; resides in Tazewell 

Co., Va. 8 children. 

815. Elizabeth Burgess Moore; m. Dr. John Hoge. 

MAETHA POAGE Moore^ (805) (James^ Jane*, James', Jane-, 
John^) ; m. Dr. Abram Still; moved to Missouri in 1840. After 
Dr. Still's death she moved to Kansas, near Leavenworth. He was 
a Methodist minister, appointed by M. E. Conference of Tennessee 
to go as a missionary to Missouri ; was a Presiding Elder, an M. D., 
also D. D. He d. aged 71. She d. aged 89. 9 children, viz : 

816. Edward Cox Still. He lives in Macon, Mo., and well re- 

members his grandfather Moore when as a boy he visited 
him with his parents; b. about 1824. 

817. James Moore Still; 75 years old in 1899; resides Maryville, 

Mo.; is a physician. 

818. Andrew Taylor Still; m. Mary Turner. They live in 

Kirksville, Mo. They are the parents of five children +. 

819. Barbara Jane Poage Still. 

820. Thomas Chalmer Still ; resides LaPanza, Cal. ; physician. 

821. John Wesley Still. 

822. ■ Mary Margaret Still. 

823. Marova Marsdin Still. 

824. Casander Elliott Still. 



JOHN WALKEK. 147 

ANDEEW TAYLOE StilP (818) (Martha*, James^ James% 
John^); b. about 1824; m. (1) Mary M. Vaughn (dau. of Phile- 
mon Vaughn), Jan. 29, 1849; moved to Kansas 1853. Mary Still 
d. Sept. 29, 1859, leaving 3 children, two of whom d. after their 
mother's death; m. (2) Mary E. Turner Nov. 20, 1860. 

A. T. Still with two older brothers attended Holston College, 
Tenn., before the family removed to Kansas; enlisted at Leaven- 
worth, Kan., in 9th Kansas Cavalry, Company F, Sept. 1861; or- 
dered from Leavenworth to Kansas City to complete their outfit; 
placed under Jas. H. Lane's Brigade, Lane having been commission- 
ed to organize a Western army. The company marched to Spring- 
field, then were ordered back to Ft. Scott ; were continually besieged 
by "Bushwhackers" until a Colorado Brigade came to their relief. 
Third Battalion of Company 9 disbanded April 1, 1862. A. T. Still 
then organized and was made Captain of Company D, 18th Kansas 
Militia, with orders to drill his men once a week and patrol the "Old 
Santa Fe Trail" running from Kansas City to Old Mexico. This 
continued until 1862, when he was made Major of the 18th Kansas 
Militia; was continually in service until Oct. 1864, when the order 
came to disband. This was soon after the memorable battles in and 
around Kansas City, in which Joe Shelby, Gen. Price and other 
noted Confederates were routed. Dr. Still is known as the founder 
of Osteopathy, which science he has practiced since 1874. His theory 
and practice occasioned much ridicule at first but has finally been 
accepted as a great truth. He has built up a wonderful school at 
Kirksville, Mo., with believers and followers in every state in the 
Union. His four children are graduates of his School of Osteopathy. 
The sons are practicing physicians and the daughter is her father's 
secretary and assistant. The children of this family are six as 
follows : 

825. Eusha H. Still; m. at age of 18 to John W. Cowgill of 

Ottawa, Kansas. 

826. Charles E. Still; m. Anna Eider. 3 children +. 

827. Harry M. Still (twin) ; m. Nannie Miller. 1 child +. 

828. Frederick Still; b. Jan. 1873; d. June, 1894. 

829. Herman T. Still; m. Bessie Updyke. 1 child +. 

830. Blanche Still; b. Jan. 1875. 

CHAELES E. Still (826) ; b. Jan. 7, 1864; m. Anna Eider June 
30, 1892. 3 children, viz : 



148 DESCENDANTS OF 

831. Gladys Still; b. 1894. 

832. Andrew Taylor Still; b. 1896. 

833. Mary Elizabeth Still; b. 1899. 

HARRY M. Still (837), twin; b. May, 1866; m. Nannie Miller 
•Oct. 14, 1892. 1 child, viz: 

834. Fred Still; b. 1898. 

HERMAN T. Still (829), twin; b. May, 1866; m. Bessie TJp- 
dyke Oct. 4, 1893. 1 child, viz: 

835. Son; b. 1898. 

WILLIAM T. Moore^ (806) (James*, James^ Jane^, John^) ; 
m. (1) Matilda D. Perry in 1829, (2) Mary Barnes in 1844. 
Matilda d. 1842. 2 children by 1st wife. He d. Dec. 30, 1891. 11 
children, viz : 

836. Lavina Walker Moore; m. Mr. C. M. McDonald. She is 

dead. Her 6 children live in Missouri and Colorado +. 

837. Elvira Houston Moore; d. young. 

838. Robert Henry Moore; d. from a wound received while serv- 

ing in Civil War, at Battle of Winchester, Sept. 19. 

839. Matilda P. Moore; m. Mr. Mustard. They have 5 sons; 

live in Tazewell Valley. 

840. James Charles Moore; m. Miss Sarah Taylor; live in Abb's 

Valley. 6 children +. 

841. William Luther Moore; m. India Taylor in 1879. After 

her death he m. Millie Smith. 4 children. 

842. Laura Barnes Moore; m. Mr. Higginbotham ; resides in 

Tazewell Co., Va. 9 children +. 

843. Oscar Basccm Moore; m. Miss McDonald. 2 children. 

844. Barbara Jane Moore; m. J. S. Moss. Their home is in 

Tazewell Co., Va. No children. 

845. Clinton Dennison Moore; d. young in 1878. 

846. Mary Eliza Moore; m. W. A. Davidson. No children. 

LAVINA Moore« (836) (Wm. T.^ James*, James^ Jane% 
John^) ; m. Cyrus McDonald. 3 children: 

847. Charles Black McDonald. 

848. Stephen Rush McDonald (Theological student). 



JOHN WALKER, 149' 

849. Matilda Moore McDonald; m. Samuel Mustard. 3 chil- 
dren: 

850. Wm. M. Mustard. 

851. Eobert Mustard. 
853. Grat. Mustard. 

JAMES CHAELES Moore« (840) (Wm. T.% James*, James% 
Jane^, John^) ; m. Sarah Taylor. 3 children: 

853. William Moore. 

854. India Moore. 

855. Mary Moore. 

LAURA B. Moore^ (842) (Wm. T.^ James^ James^ Jane^ 
John^) ; m. Thomas Higginbotham. 3 children: 

856. Amanda B. Higginbotham. 

857. William B. Higginbotham. 

858. 

SAEAH T. Moore^ (807) (James*, James^ Jane^, John^) ; m. 
James Whitley ; several children of whom one was : 

859. Eufus Whitley ; he went to Texas. The other children went 

to Missouri. 

JOSEPH A. Moore^ (808) (James*, James^ Jane-, John^) ; m. 
Mattie Moore (N'o. 866) his cousin. Of their eleven children three 
sons were killed in the War. The 3rd child was: 

860. William Moore. 

JANE SOMEES Moore^ (812) (James*, James^ Jane^, John^) ; 
m. (1) James E. Moore, (2) Charles Tiffany. 4 children, viz: 

861. Samuel Lyeurgus Moore. 

862. Mary Moore. 

863. Sarah Moore. 

864. Tiffany; m. Mr. A. St. Clair and lived on Blue Stone 

Creek, Tazewell Co., Ya. 

JOSEPH Moore* (798) (James^, Jane-, John^) ; m. Christina 
Nicewander of Montgomery Co., Ya. They lived on Blue Stone 
Creek. 8 children, viz : 



150 DESCENDANTS OF 

865. Ehoda Moore; m. Elias Hale of Giles Co. No children. 

866. Martha Moore; m. Joseph A. Moore (No. 808). 

867. Mary Moore; m. Wm. V. Shannon. 5 children +. 

868. Jane Moore; never married. 

869. Nancy Moore; never married. 

870. Cynthia Moore (single in 1880). 

871. Atilla Moore (single in 1880). 

873. Samuel L. Moore; m. Miss Shannon. 10 children. 

MARY Moore'^ (867) (Joseph*, James^ Jane^, John^) ; m. Wm. 
V. Shannon. 5 children, viz: 

873. Catlett Shannon. 

874. Joseph Shannon; m. Miss Brumback. 4 children. 

875. Elizabeth Shannon; m. John Nash. 8 children. 

876. Jane Shannon. 

877. Mary Shannon; m. Jesse Barclay. 5 children. 

Rev. Samuel Rutherford Houston, who married Margaret Walker* 
(Jos.^, John^, Alex.^), left a record of his Walker relatives, from 
which much of the family history has been learned. The manu- 
script is in the possession of his son, Judge Wm. P. Houston of Lex- 
ington, Va., and was kindly loaned me by him. 

Rev. S. R. Houston says in his Mss. : "The material for the gen- 
ealogy of the descendants of Alexander (son of John Walker, the 
emigrant) was obtained from Rev. R. C. Walker and Elder J. A. 
Walker, sons of Elder Thomas H. Walker, of New Providence 
Church; Dr. Zachariah Walker, of Brownsburg, Va. ; Major Alex- 
ander B. Stuart, of Rockbridge ; my mother, Margaret Walker Hous- 
ton, aged 83 years; three aged sisters of Col. Archibald B. Walker; 
W. L. Moore, son of James Moore, of Tazewell County, Va. (brother 
of Mary Moore of Raleigh County, Va.), and from a Mss. left by 
Dr. Wm. M. McPheeters, of North Carolina. 

"All of this family were so far as I am advised members of the 
Presbyterian Church. Many of them were Elders. My father, 
grandfather and great grandfather were Elders in New Providence 
Church, Rockbridge County. I have it from several authentic 
sources that Rev. Samuel Rutherford, author of Rutherford's Let- 
ters, was closely related to Rev. John Rutherford, father of Kath- 
erine, who married John Walker. 



JOHN WALKER. 151 

"My mother told me that James Moore was a very strict Presby- 
terian in his religious sentiments and practice, was noted for his 
piety, and that he instructed his children early in the principles of 
the Gospel. Often after family worship, he would question them on 
the passages of the Bible which had been read. She added that dur- 
ing his last days when he was no longer able to attend to regular 
business, he lived a good deal at the homes of his children, making 
himself useful in many ways. He died in the 91st or 92nd year of 
his age. 

"My grandparents, Joseph C. Walker and Jane (Moore) Walker, 
I remember with sentiments of strange affection. I spent many 
happy days at their home during my boyhood. When my grand- 
father died my father made it known to the scholars of his school; 
the announcement was followed by solemn prayer. My grandfather 
was by trade a gunsmith. He amassed considerable wealth. He 
owned for twelve years a valuable farm near Lexington, now called 
'Mulberry Hill.' It was afterwards owned by Andrew Reid, who 
was for many years county clerk of Eockbridge County, and a large 
landholder. Joseph C. Walker was energetic and industrious. After 
disposing of his farm near Lexington, he bought a large tract em- 
bracing 'The Bent of Buffalo Creek,' to which he added another 
valuable tract, giving the first one to his son, J. C. Walker, who 
built thereon a large sawmill. At the time of his death his home 
was one of the most comfortable and valuable in the county. For 
many years he served the county as Magistrate; was Elder in the 
Falling Spring Church, where my father was pastor. 

"My grandmother, too, I remember as a pious woman, ministering 
often to the afflicted ones of her acquaintance, and was an active 
worker in the church of which she was a member. Being an aunt 
of Mary Moore, the captive, she took the redeemed prisoner to her 
home and provided for her until she grew up and was married to 
Eev. Samuel Brown. 

"I recollect hearing my mother say that her grandfather, John 
Walker, who was a nephew of John Walker, the emigrant, came from 
Ireland to America as a sailor and married in Pennsylvania Mar- 
garet Culton, the daughter of an Irishman named Joseph Culton. 
He was a very strict Presbyterian and lived to be a very old man. 
I remember to have seen my greatuncle, William Walker, who mar- 
ried Mary Stuart. He was a gunsmith by trade, and I remember 
that he was lame. His home was on Walker's Creek, two miles above 



152 DESCENDANTS OF 

the residence of Thomas H. Walker. I also knew and visited with 
the family of Alexander Walker, who married Jane Stuart. I met 
four of his children in Ealeigh County, W. Va. These were Eliza- 
beth, Melinda, Priscilla and Col. Archibald Briscom Walker. 

"Mrs. Martha Ann Dale wrote to me in 1878 as follows : 'Cousin 
Susan Donihue Bakewell came to father's and stayed a few weeks 
on her way to Kentucky. When she returned she remained almost 
a year with us. In 1847-48 father and mother paid a visit to our 
relatives in Michigan, and cousin Jane Donihue came home with 
them and stayed all summer. Mother described x\unt Donihue's 
home as being very pleasantly situaied on an eminence overlooking 
St. Clair Eiver, and commanding a beautiful view of the surround- 
ing country, the view of the lakes from there being extremely in- 
teresting.' " 

After James Moore and Martha Poage were married they lived 
several years at NewelFs Tavern, a few miles south of the Natural 
Bridge. . His first four children were born there. In the fall of 
1775 they removed to "Abb's Valley" in Tazewell County, Va. 
Here he had a good farm, which yielded abundantly for his family 
and stock. There, five other children were born, Mary, Eebecca, 
Alexander, William and Margaret. James was captured in 1784 
and redeemed in 1789 (see chapter on "Abb's Valley"). The 
mother, after a march of 40 days, was cruelly burned. Eebecca, 
Alexander and William were shot down near the house. Margaret, 
15 months old, was killed, after being carried a short distance. The 
father of this family was a man of courage. He fought bravely at 
the battle of Guilford. Both he and his wife were very pious and 
endeavored to bring up their family in the fear of the Lord. The 
son James married and reared a large family. He had 12 children, 
66 grandchildren and a large number of great grandchildren in 
1883. 

Wm. T. Moore, from whom I obtained most of the information 
regarding this family, was living in Tazewell County in 1883, 

Eev. J. C. Carson says of him: "Here you will find Wm. T. 
Moore, the son of James Moore, who was a fellow captive and brother 
of the captive Mary Moore, an intelligent old gentleman of 81 years, 
living within 150 yards of the site of the old home. He will take 
you to the place where his grandfather's house stood and show where 
the fearful tragedy occurred." 

Mary Moore, the captive, was named for her father's sister, Mary,. 



JOHN WALKER. 153 

who married Major Stuart. She made a profession of religion at 
Falling Spring Church. Through life she retained a strong attach- 
ment for the wild people with whom she lived as a captive for sev- 
eral years. She was a very pious woman. Of her seven sons, five 
were ministers of the gospel, one a worthy elder in the church, and 
one daughter became the wife of a minister, Eev. James Morrison 
of North Carolina, who succeeded his father-in-law as pastor of the 
New Providence Church. Martha Poage's mother's name was Jane 
Somers. Her father was a brother of Eobert Poage. James Moore 
Served in the Indian Wars; was always called Captain. 



MARY Moore* (799) (James^ Jane-, John^) ; b. in 1777, the 
exact date is not known, the family register having been destroyed 
at the time of the Indian raid June 14, 1786 ; m. Eev. Samuel Brown 
Oct. 9, 1798. He was a son of Henry and Alice Baird Brown; was 
educated at Liberty Hall; licensed to preach in 1793; accepted a call 
to New Providence Church in Eockbridge County in 1796, where 
he labored faithfully until the time of his death which occurred 
Oct. 15, 1818. In addition to his pastoral duties he carried on a 
select classical school. Among other distinguished pupils whom he 
taught we find the names of Dr. Wilson of Union Theological Semi- 
nary, Gov. James McDowell, Gov. McNutt of Mississippi, and Sam- 
uel McDowell Moore. 

Mary Moore Brown died April 24, 1824. She was buried in New 
Providence graveyard by the side of her husband. There stands in 
"Abb's Valley" to-day a little church built by some of their descend- 
ants to the memory of James and Mary Moore. Their 11 children 
were: 

878. James Moore Brown; m. Mary Ann Bell +. 

879. Lavina Brown; m. Dr. William Walker (No. 1958) +. 

880. Frances Brown; m. Eev. James Morrison +. 

881. Henry Brown; m. Mary S. McNutt +. 

882. Samuel Brown; m. Ellen Moore +. 

883. Daniel Brown; m. Elizabeth McChesny +. 

884. Joseph Brown; m. (1) Ann Eliza Matthews, (2) Mrs. 

Carolyn Thomasin +. 

885. William Brown; m. (1) Elizabeth Smith, (2) Lucy Guy 

Wilford +. 

886. Mary Jane Brown; b. Sept. 15, 1813. After her mother's 



154 DESCENDANTS OF 

death she went to Tennessee with her sister, Mrs. Walker; 
d. of fever Sept. 1, 1829. 

887. Ebenezer Brown; b. June 30; d. July 11, 1815; buried at 

New Providence. 

888. Luther Brown; b. Jan. 1, 1817; was eared for by his sister, 

Mrs. James Morrison, whose husband was pastor of New 
Providence Church, and from whom he received his early 
education; graduated from Hampton Sidney College in 
1837; began the study of medicine under his brother-in- 
law. Dr. Wm. Walker of Tennessee ; completed his course 
at the University of Virginia; resided in Eussellville, 
Tenn., where he practiced his profession until the time 
of his death ; was considered a competent and skillful phy- 
sician, and most generous — was never known to charge a 
poor patient, whom he tliought unable to pay for his ser- 
vices. He died April 30, 1851, and was buried at Eussell- 
ville, Tenn.; never married. 

JAMES MOOEE Brown^ (878) (Mary*, James^ Jane^ John^) ; 
b. Sept. 15, 1799, in Bockbridge County, Va. ; attended Eev. Samuel 
Houston's School and afterwards Washington College; was pastor 
of a church in Berkley County, W. Va., for ten years ; served on the 
Board of Domestic Missions of North Carolina and Virginia two 
years, and then accepted a pastorate in Charleston Presbyterian 
Church, where he labored about 26 years. For a number of years 
he taught a classical school in Charleston. He wrote "Captives of 
Abb's Valley" (see extracts from this interesting narrative else- 
where) . 

James Moore Brown, D. D., married Mary Ann Bell, daughter of 
John Bell, a merchant of Winchester, Va., Sept. 26, 1826. She was 
a woman well fitted for a pastor's wife. Dr. Stuart Eobinson loved 
to acknowledge that it was from her, as his foster mother, that he 
received that direction of heart and mind which fitted him for the 
services of the Church. She trained three sons for the ministry, 
only one however was long spared to thus labor. She survived her 
husband nearly 24 years, dying at her home in Charleston, Nov. 13, 
1885. They had six children, viz: 

889. Eev. Samuel BrowTi; b. Dec. 23, 1827; d. of typhoid fever 

in Frankfort July, 1857; was a talented and promising 



JOHN WALKER. 155 

young man; attended Washington College, also Hampton 
Sidney Seminary. 

890. Maria Elizabeth Brown; b. Oct. 2, 1839; d. young. 

891. John Calvin Brown; b. Oct. 10, 1831; m. Miss Tompkins. 
893. James Morrison Brown; b. ISTov. 1, 1834; d. at the home of 

his brother, Eev. J. C. Brown, at Frankfort, May 15, 
1863, of typhoid fever. 

893. Mary R. L.^Brown; b. Sept. 5, 1839; d. April 36, 1863, at 

the home of her brother, J. C. Brown. 

894. Wm. Sherrard Brown; b. Sept. 11^ 1846; drowned in the 

Kanawha Eiver, June, 1857. 

JOHN" C. Brown^ (891) (James M.^ Mary*, James^ Jane-, John 

Walker^) ; m. March 8, 1860, Tomkins, who belonged to one 

of the old families in the Valley. She was a first cousin of President 
Grant. He was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Kanawha, also 
of two other churches. With all the work connected with his par- 
ishes he never forgot to render all possible comfort and assistance to 
his mother. They were the parents of the following eight children: 

895. Mary Moore Brown; graduated with high honors from the 

"Anchorage Academy," Kentucky. She was b. in Green- 
brier, Va., Feb. 33, 1861; m. June 9, 1893, P. Pearsall 
of Wilmington, N". C. They have no children. 

896. Eachel Tompkins Brown; b. May 6, 1863; m. Chas. B. 

Couch. 3 children +. 

897. Anna B. Brown ; b. June 1, 1865 ; m. Eev. Eobt. L. Telford. 

4 children +. 

898. Bessie Belle Brown; b. Aug. 31, 1867, at Cedar Groove. 

899. Virginia Idoleete Brown; b. May 36, 1871, at Maiden. She 

is a very efficient teacher in the Female Seminary at 
Lewisburg, W. Va., over which her father and afterwards 
her brother-in-law, Eev. Telford, presided. 

900. Eebeeea E. Brown; b. April 37, 1874. 

901. Nellie S. Brown; b. June 1, 1876; m. Eev. Henry Woods 

McLaughlin +. 
903. Gertrude Grant Brown; b. May 9, 1878. 

EACHEL TOMPKINS Brown^ (896) (John C.% James M.^ 
Mary^ James^ Jane^ John Walker^) ; m. in Maiden Oct. 33, 1889, 



156 DESCENDANTS OF 

Charles B. Couch, a prominent lawyer of Charleston, W. Va. They 
have three sons, viz : 

903. Allen Eichard Couch; b. May 24, 1891. 

904. Robert Telford Couch; b. Sept. 27, 1892. 

905. Richard Couch; b. Dec. 7, 1893. 

I I 

ANNA BOONE Brown^ (897) (John C.% James M.^ Mary*, 
James^, Jane% John Walker^) ; m. Rev. Robert L. Telford, then 
pastor of Lewisburg Presbyterian Church, West Virginia, Oct. 30, 
1890. After John C. Brown's health became impaired, his son-in- 
law, R. L. Telford, took charge of the Female Seminary at Lewis- 
burg, which is considered one of the finest schools in that section of 
the country. Their 4 children are : 

906. Mary Moore Telford; b. Feb. 22, 1892; d. Sept. 17, 1892. 

907. Brownie Eddins Telford; b. July 7, 1895. 

908. Anna Brown Telford; b. Dec. 27, 1894. 

909. Josephine Lindsly Telford; b. Nov. 26, 1896. 

NELLIE SWAN Brown^ (901) (John C.% James M.% Mary% 
James^, Jane^, John Walker^) ; m. Rev. Henry Woods McLaughlin 
Aug. 31, 1897, in Lewisburg, W. Ya. Rev. McLaughlin was from 
Hampton, Virginia. 

LA VINA Brown^ (879) (Mary^ James% Jane^, John^) ; b. 
April 8, 1801; d. July 21, 1854; m. July 4, 1823, Dr. William 
Walker (No. 1958), a brother of Elder Thomas H. Walker of New 
Providence Church. He moved from Rockbridge County, Va., to 
Rogersville, Tenn. ; practiced there 25 years, and then moved to 
Alabama, where he and his wife both died. He d. May 20, 1864. 
Lavina Brown Walker was a woman of unusual natural ability, and 
of a genial, lovable disposition. They had two children, viz: 

910. Samuel Walker; b. Sept., 1836; d. March, 1837. 

911. Mary Lavina Walker; b. Jan. 1, 1838; d. Aug. 15, 1855, 

in Alabama. 

FRANCES Brown^ (880) (Mary*, James^ Jane% John^) ; b. 
Feb. 28, 1803 ; m. Rev. James Morrison of Cabarras County, N. C. 
She joined the New Providence Church at the age of 16. Her 
mother dying in 1824, they took charge of her four youngest chil- 
dren. About the same time they took Mr. Morrison's young brother 



JOHN AVALKER. 157 

to care for, in addition to their own large family. Eev. Morrison was 
pastor of the largest country church in the Virginia S}Tiod. He 
was born March 24, 1795, and died at the home of his son-in-law, 
A. J. Bondmant, in Buckingham Count}^ Va., jSTov. 13, 1870. They 
had 11 children, viz: 

912. Mary M. Morrison; b. Sept. 5, 1821; m. Eev. Smith +. 

913. Margaret Lavina Morrison; m. Eev. Eobert L. Dabney. 6 

children +. 

914. Frances Morrison; b. Oct., 1825; m. John E. McNutt +. 

915. Samuel B. Morrison; b. Sept. 13, 1838; m. Mary Gold +. 
• 916. William Walker Morrison; b. Feb. 24, 1831; m. Cornelia 

Daniel. 4 children +. 

917. Harriet Xewell Morrison; b. Oct. 23, 1833; never married. 

918. Emily McFarland Morrison; b. Feb. 2, 1837 +. 

919. James John Milton Morrison; b. July 14, 1840; d. Dec. 

22, 1847. 

920. Henry Eutherford Morrison; b. Jan. 15, 1843 +. 

921. Elizabeth Ellen Morrison; b. Sept. 17, 1835; d. 1836. 

922. Eobert Hall Morrison; b. Nov. 18, 1845 +. 

MAEGAEET LAVINA Morrison^ (913) (Frances^ Mary*, 
James% Jane-, John^) ; b. Oct. 11, 1823; m. Eev. Eobt. L. Dabney, 
D. D., L. L. D., March 28, 1848. He wa9»b. March 5, 1820; was a 
Professor in Lexington Seminary. He d. Jan., 1897, at his home 
in Victoria, Texas. 6 children, viz : 

923. Eobert Lewis Dabney; b. Feb. 19, 1849; d. Nov. 28, 1855. 

924. James Morrison Dabney; b. April 1, 1850; d. Nov. 12, 

1855. 

925. Charles William Dabney; b. June 19, 1855 ; m. Mary Brent 

of Paris, Ky., Aug. 24, 1881. 3 children +. 

926. Thomas Price Dabney; b. Sept. 5, 1857; d. Sept. 12, 1862. 

927. Samuel Brown Dabney; b. June 8, 1859; m. Annie Eu- 

genia Prescott April 30, 1894. 2 children +. 

928. Lewis Merrv^weather Dabney; b. Aug. 11, 1865; m. Stella 

Hutcheson in 1896. 2 children +. 



CHAELES W. Dabney (925) and wife Mary had 3 children, viz: 
«25a. Margaret Lewis Dabney; b. May 14, 1882; d. June, 1899. 
A beautiful girl of fine Christian character. 



158 DESCENDANTS OF 

925b. Mary Moore Dabney; b. Aug. 30, 1886. 
925c. Catherine Brent Dabney ; b. Feb. 14, 1893. 

SAMUEL B. Dabney (927) and wife Eugenia had 2 children, 
viz: 

927a. Annie Eugenia Dabney; b. Feb. 27, 1895. 
927b. Robert Lewis Dabney; b. Jan. 12, 1899. 

LEWIS M. Dabney (928) and wife Stella had 2 children, viz: 
928a. Elizabeth Carrington Dabney; b. March 4, 1897. 
928b. Lewis Merrj-weather Dabney; b. Jan. 31, 1899. 

MAEY Morrison'' (912) (Frances^, Mary*, James^, Jane-, 
John^) ; eldest dau. of Eev. James Morrison; was m. Oct. 31, 1839, 
to Benjamin M. Smith, D. D., by Rev. Henry Ruffner, President of 
Washington and Lee College, Virginia. Rev. B. M. Smith is con- 
nected with the Union Theological Seminary. 12 children, viz : 

929. Josiah Morrison Smith; b. Sept. 13, 1840, at Belle View; 

ba^Dtized by Rev. J. Morrison in New Providence Church 
May 8, 1841; d. Oct. 10, 1868, at the Washington and 
Lee Seminary. He served in the C. S. A. under Captain 
Atkinson, Hanrpden Sydney Company; taken prisoner 
by Gen. McClellan, who treated him with great kindness, 
and told him to go back to his books. After being ex- 
changed, he served with a Rockbridge Company until the 
close of the war. He chose the ministry as his profession, 
but died before completing his Theological studies. 

930. Mary Moore Smith; b. March 21, 1843; baptized by Rev. 

J. Morrison in New Providence Church July 13, 1844; 
m. Rev. Flournoy. 8 children +. 

931. Fanny Brown Smith; b. May 3, 1864, in Staunton, Va.; 

baptized by Rev. Morrison Aug. 30, 1864 ; m. Rev. T. W. 
Rosebro. 6 children +. 

932. Emily Michany Smith; b. Nov. 24 at Staunton; baptized 

by Rev. Morrison Aug. 5, 1849 ; m. June 8, 1882, Addi- 
son Hogue, Professor at Hampton Sidney, Virginia 
(where they now live) ; Professor at Universit}^ of Mis- 
sissippi for 7 years and then Professor at Washington and 
Lee Colleo;e. 



JOHN WALKER. 159 

933. Son; b. Aug. 16, 1851; d. young. 

934. Elizabeth Smith; b. Oct. 7; baptized Oct. 16, 1852, by Kev. 

E. ^¥. Bailey; d. young. 

935. Eliza Cortland Smith; b. Oct. 25, 1853; baptized by Eev. 

Morrison June 25, 1854; m. Eev. John A. Preston. 3 
children +. 

936. Benjamin Mosley Smith; b. March 29, 1857, at Union 

Theological Seminary ; baptized by Eev. Morrison in New 
Providence Church; m. Anna Bryant Meyers in Balii- 
more, Md. Their home is in Davis, W. Va. (1900.) 

937. Harriet E. Smith; b. Oct. 22, 1859, at Hampton Sidney; 

baptized by Eev. E. L. Dabney; d. Oct. 17, 1861. 

938. Son; b. Sept. 21, 1861; d. young. 

939. Eobert Dabney Smith; b. Dec. 21, 1862; baptized by Eev. 

Dabney; d. Jan. 16, 1864. 

940. Lavina Eutherford Smith; m. Eev. A. J. McKelway. 3 

children +. 

MAEY MOOEE Smith^ (930) (Mary% Frances^ Mary^ James', 
Jane^, John^) ; eldest dau. of Mary and Benjamin Smith; m. Eev. 
Parke Poindexter Flournoy Aug. 30, 1866, in the chapel of Union 
Theological Seminary, Hampton Sidney, Va., Eev. Dabney offici- 
ating. She was a most lovely Christian woman, lending her aid at 
all times to all religious work, and her death was m^ourned by a large 
circle of devoted friends. She passed from earth Jan. 8, 1897. 8 
children, viz : 

941. Eleanor Morrison Flournoy; b. at Hampton Sidney Oct. 2, 

1868; attended Springfield Institute. 

942. Mary Moore Flournoy; b. at Elizabethtown, Ky., Feb. 6, 

1871; attended Springfield Institute, also Dr. Swing's 
School in Petersburg, Va; d. Sept. 24, 1891, at Bethesda 
Manse, Md., and left behind her a record of good deeds 
and a well spent life. 

943. Park Poindexter Flournoy; b. at Elizabethtown July 21, 

1873. He volunteered for service in the war with Spain, 
but failed to pass the physical examination; is now 
draughtsman in the Agricultural Department at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

944. Benjamin Cortland Flournoy; b. at Bethesda, Md., May 28, 

1876; graduated from the Washington and Lee Univer- 



160 DESCENDANTS OF 

sity in 1897, with the degree of C. E., taking the engi- 
neering prize ; was engaged for some time with the TJ. S. 
Deep Water- Way Engineering Corps, but left this posi- 
tion to accept the one of teacher of Mathematics in Pan- 
tops Academy, Charlottsville, Va., where he is at this 
time (1900). 
M5. Eichard Wirt Flournoy ; b. Hampton Sidney May 20, 1878 ; 
attending Washington and Lee University. 

946. Edmund Stanhope Flournoy; b. Bethesda, Md., Sept. 17, 

1880 ; is now in the Western High School at Washington, 
D. C, this being his fourth year (1900). 

947. Addison Hoge Flournoy; b. Sykesville, Md., Jan. 6, 1883; 

attending the Western High School in Washington. 

948. Francis Eosebro Flournoy; b. Sykesville, Md., ISTov. 23, 

1884; attending the Western High School in Washing- 
ton, D. C. (1900.) 

FEANCES BEOWK Smith^ (931) (Mary^ Frances^ Mary*, 
James^, Jane^, John^) ; 2nd dau. of Eev. Benjamin and Mary 
Smith; was b. at Staunton May 3, 1846. She m. Eev. John W. 
Eosebro of Statesville, N". C, who was of Scotch ancestry. He serv- 
ed as pastor in Augusta County, Va., also in Lewisburg, W. Va. 
From there he went to the Petersburg Va., church in 1885. Pos- 
sessing unusual ability, he has taken rank among the first ministers 
of his day in the Presbyterian Church, South. He received the de- 
gree of D. D. from the Washington and Lee College in 1886. 6 chil- 
dren, viz : 

949. John P. Eosebro; b. at Hampton Sidney April 29, 1874. 

He graduated from Hampton Sidney in 1894 and is now 
Professor of English in Austin (Tex.) College. 

950. Benjamin Morrison Eosebro; b. June 15, 1876; attended 

Hampton Sidney and afterwards went to Washington 
and Lee College for two years ; is engaged in teaching. 

951. Cortland Eosebro; b. at Mossy Creek Manse, Augusta 

County, Va., Sept. 3, 1878; entered the military service 
when war was declared with Spain, under Captain M. C. 
Jackson ; was honorably discharged at the close of the war 
with the title of 2nd Corporal for faithful and difficult 
service. 

952. William Lacy Eosebro ; b. in Augusta County, Va., March 



JOHN WALKER. 161 

18, 1883; d. at the Manse in Lewisburg, W, Va., March 
6, 1881. 

953. Francis Brown Eosebro; b. at Lewisbiirg, W. Ya., June 15, 

1883. 

954. Henry Eutherford Eosebro; b. at Petersburg, Ya., June 1, 

1887. 

ELIZABETH COETLAND Smith ' (935) (Mary% Frances^ 
Mary*, James', Jane-, John^) ; b. in 1853 (Oct. 25) in Staunton 
Manse. Her mother was Mary Moore Morrison (dau. of Eev. Morri- 
son) ; m. to Eev. John Alexander Preston July 17, 1878, at her 
father's home in Union Seminary, Va. He was pastor of Eandolph 
Presbyterian Church 5 years. Tinkling Spring Church 6 years, Flor- 
ence, Ala., 4 years, and Charlottsville, IST. C, 3 years. He died at 
the home of their brother-in-law, Porfessor Addison Hogue of Wash- 
ington and Lee College. He was particularly a friend and adviser 
of the traveling men of Charlottsville, E". C, who have caused to be 
placed in his church at that place a memorial window in testimony 
of their affection for and memory of him. After his death his famil}- 
made their home at Lexington, Va. 3 children, viz : 

955. Edmund Eandolph Preston ; b. June 5, 1880. He is a great 

great grandson of Edmond Eandolph of Washington's 
Cabinet. 

956. Benjamin Smith Preston; b. in the Manse of the Tinkling 

Spring Church Jan. 3, 1886. 

957. Thomas Lewis Preston; b. Florence, Ala., Nov. 19, 1891; 

d. while his father was pastar of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Charlottsville, K. C, Feb. 22, 1896. 

LAVINA EUTHEEFOED Smith" (940) (Mary«, Frances% 
Mary*, James^, Jane-, John^) ; b. Feb. 4, 1865, at Hampton Sidney, 
Va.; baptized by Eev. Dabney May 6, 1865; m. July 16, 1891, Eev. 
Alexander Jeffry McKelway. He was pastor of the Fayetteville 
Church for several years. They went to Charlottsville, X. C, in 
1897, where he took the editorial work of the North Carolina Pres- 
byterian. This paper has been enlarged and is now known as The 
Presbyterian Standard. Mrs. McKelway edits the Children's De- 
partment. 3 children, viz: 

958. Kate Comfort McKelway; b. April 14, 1893. 

-13 



162 DESCENDANTS OF 

959. Benjamin M. McKelway; b. Oct. 2, 1895, in Fayetteville, 

North Carolina. 

960. Alexander Jeffrey McKelway; b. Feb. 2, 1898. 

FEANCES Morrison^ (914) (Frances^ Mary% James^ Jane-, 
John Walker^) ; b. Oct. 4, 18S5; m. John Eice McNutt Sept. 12, 
1844. She d. Oct. 20, 1854. He was the son of an elder in the New 
Providence Church. After the death of Mrs. Frances McKutt, her 
two children were taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. Frances 
Morrison, where they were most tenderly and carefully reared. 2 
children, viz: 

961. James Morrison McNutt; b. Aug. 15, 1845, in Eockbridge 

County, Va. He married Mary Louisa Fisher of ISTorth- 
ampton County, Va., in 1871. They have no children. 

962. Mary Morton McNutt; b. Feb. 5, 1849, in Eockbridge 

County. Their home is in St. Louis, Mo., where their 
children were all born. She m. Professor Henning Pren- 
tice of Albermarle County, Va., Aug. 24, 1876; have 5 
children, viz : 

963. Margaret Whitehead Prentice; b. Nov. 12, 1877. 

964. Henning W. Prentice; b. July 11, 1884. 

965. Hattie Morrison Prentice; b. Sept. 22, 1885. 

966. Morton McNutt Prentice; b. Jan. 2, 1887. 

967. Joseph E. Prentice; b. July 10, 1888. 

Captain Eice MclSFutt married, a second time, Mildred McCorkle, 
who died when her children were quite young, and had 5 children : 

a. Fannie MclSTutt. She was raised by an aunt, Mrs. Sterrett. 

b. Susie McNutt ; who m. Mr. A . 

c. Tom McjSTutt ; was burned in a hotel in ISTew York. 

d. Eice McNutt; m. Miss Tate. 

e. Morton McNutt; m. Annie Houston of Eockbridge County. 

They live in Victoria, Tex. 

SAMUEL BEOWN Morrison, M. D.'' (915) (Frances^ Mary*, 
James^ Jane^, John^) ; b. Sept. 13, 1828, and m. Mary Gold, Oct. 
19, 1854. He was educated at Washington College; studied medi- 
cine under his uncle, Dr. Luther Brown of* Tennessee ; finished his 
course at Virginia University; is a noted physician and although in 
his 71st year, is still quite active; served through the war as sur- 
geon; was with Gen. Stonewall Jackson when he died; was an elder 



JOHN WALKER. 163 

in Xew Providence Church for some years, also in Bethesda Church, 
Eockbridge County, Va. They had 9 children, viz: 

968. Mary Moore Morrison ; m. Eobert Steel Hutcheson. 6 chil- 

dren +. 

969. Emma Gold Morrison; b. June 2, 1857; m. Eev. Wm. M. 

McPheeters, D. D. (No. 520) of Columbia, S. C, Oct. 10, 
1878. (See McPheeters family for children) +. 

970. Frances Brown Morrison; b. Aug. -1, 1859; m. Eev. Charles 

Gheislin. 5 children +. 

971. Mary Jane Morrison; b. March 27, 1862; m. Dr. Eobert 

Glasgow. 3 children +. 

972. Henry Eutherford Morrison; b. March 28, 1865. 

973. Harriet I^ewell Morrison; b. May 5, 1867; m. Charles May 

(or Way) of Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 22, 1891. 

974. Wilham Gold Morrison; b. April 8, 1868. 

975. Betsey Walker Morrison; b. May 29, 1871. 

976. Samuel Brown Morrison; b. Aug. 13, 1876; d. Nov. 15, 

1883, of Scarlet fever; buried at New Providence Church. 

MAEY MOOEE Morrison^ (968) (SamueP, Frances^ Mary% 
James^, Jane^, John^) ; b. Aug. 1, 1855. She m. Eobert Steel 
Hutcheson of Eockbridge County, Jan. 5, 1882. They reside at 
Eockbridge Baths, Va. (Eobert S. Hutcheson d. March 15, 1892.) 
They have 6 children, viz : 

977. James Morrison Hutcheson; b. March 22, 1883. 

978. Eliza Johnston Hutcheson; b. April 7, 1884. 

979. Mary Elizabeth Hutcheson; b. June 3, 1885; d. April 28, 

1896. 

980. Emma Gold Hutcheson; b. Aug. 26, 1887. 

981. Eobert Steel Hutcheson; b, Jan. 15, 18—. 

982. Harriet Newell Hutcheson; b. Sept. 18, 1891. 

FEANCES BEOWN Morrison^ (970) (SamueP, Frances^ 
Mary*, James^, Jane-, John^) ; b. Aug. 4, 1859; m. Eev. Charles 
Gheislin Nov. 18, 1884. Besides a son who d. in infancy, they have 
4 children, viz: 

983. John Dyson Gheislin; b. Aug. 31, 1885; d. April 23, 1891. 

984. Samuel Brown Gheislin; b. March 9, 1887. 

985. Elizabeth Gheislin; b. Dec. 9, 1889; d. July 2, 1893. 

986. Charles Gheislin; b. Oct. 24, 1892. 



164 DESCENDANTS OF 

MAEY JANE Morrison" (971) (SamueP, Frances^ Mary*, 
James^ Jane-, John^) ; b. March 27, 1862; m. Nov., 1890, to Dr. 
Eobert Glasgow of Lexington. 3 children, viz : 

987. Mary Morrison Glasgow; b. Aug. 16, 1891. 

988. Katherine Anderson Glasgow; b. 1896. 

989. Daughter; b. Jan., 1899. 

WILLIAM WALKER Morrison^ (916) (Frances^ Mary*, 
James^, Jane^, John^) ; b. Feb. 24, 1831; m. Cornelia Caroline Dan- 
iel June 30, 1856, in Chambers County, Ala. They have 4 children, 
viz: 

990. James Henry Morrison; b. Sept. 11, 1857, in Chambers 

County, Ala. 

991. Frances Brown Morrison; b. Sept. 18, 1860, in Chambers 

County, Ala. 

992. Lavina Dabney Morrison; b. April 13, 1869, in Monroe 

County, Tenn. 

993. Mary Moore Morrison; b. April 15, 1865, in Chambers 

County, Ala. She m. James W. Davis of Ohio, June 11, 
1894, at the home of her father in Knoxville, Tenn. 

EMILY McFARLAND Morrison*' (918) (Frances^ Mary*, 
■James^ Jane% John^) ; b. Feb., 1837, and m. Alexander J, Bond- 
mant of Eockbridge County, Ya., Aug. 9, 1859. 7 children, viz: 

994. Alexander Bondmant. 

995. Frances BroA\Ti Bondmant. 

996. Emily Bondmant; m. Mr. Strawther Dec, 1896, at Au- 

burn, Ala. 

997. Lulu Marcia Bondmant; m. Dr. William G. Harrison. 

They have one child +. 

998. Samuel Bondmant. 

999. George Bondmant. 

1000. Harriett jSTewell Lavina Dabney Bondmant. 

LULU M. Bondmant (997) and husband, Dr. William G. Harri- 
son, have one child, viz: 

1001. Emily Bondmant Harrison; b. 1898. 

HENEY EUTHEEFOED Morrison^ (920) (FrancesS Mary*, 
James^ Jane^, John^) ; b. Jan. 15, 1843; d. May 9, 1864. When 



JOHN WALKER. 165 

the first call of the State of Virginia was made for her defense, he 
joined a cavalry in his native county, in which lie served as a private 
with true courage and untiring energy, from the first disaster of that 
long and bloody warfare until the battle of Gettysburg. On the day 
of that battle the regiment of cavalry nest his own was routed and 
the colors were left on the ground, the bearer being slain. Braving 
the storm of death that was raging, young Morrison came forward,, 
raised them and assisted the Colonel in rallying his command, led 
them in a victorious charge, and then retired to his place in his own 
regiment, amidst the applause of the two regiments. After the bat- 
tle of Gettysburg he was appointed Lieutenant of the 58th infantry. 
At Spottsylvania, during the battle of "The Wilderness," and in the 
combat of May 8th, he bore himself in such manner as to win the 
enthusiastic approbation of the full command. But exposure and 
other hardships incident to a soldier's life brought on disease from 
which he died, as truly a martyr to his country's cause as any that 
perished on the battlefield. 

EGBERT HALL Morrison^ (922) (Frances^ Mary*, James^ 
Jane-, John Walker^) ; b. jSTov. 18, 1845; was a noted physician in 
Lexington, Va. ; m. Margaret White of Lexington Sept. 16, 1868. 
He d. at his father's home May 3, 18T8, and was buried at New 
Providence. His wife d. some years afterwards and was buried by 
the side of her husband. Their 3 children were : 

1002. Zachariah White Morrison; b. Dec, 1869; m. in 1893. 

1003. James Morrison; b. Nov. 2, 1871. 

1004. Eobert Dabney Morrison; b. Dec, 1874. 

REV. HENRY Brown^ (881) (Mary% James^ Jane^ John 
Walker^) ; b, Nov. 28, 1804, in Rockbridge County, Va., and d. in 
Martin, Tex., at the home of his son, William, Jan. 14, 1881. His 
early instruction was received from his father, and brother-in-law. 
Rev. James Morrison. He graduated from Washington College in 
1827; attended the Theological Seminaries of Princeton and Union; 
was licensed to preach in 1829 ; labored in several different parishes ; 
was at Harrisonburg, Va., eleven or twelve years; did evangelical 
work in Florida and Georgia for a time; was chaplain at Camp Lee 
during most of the war; was also chaplain in the military hospital 
at Richmond, Va. In 1880, he went to Texas with his only daugh- 
ter to visit his son, where in the January following (13), he died 



166 DESCENDANTS OF 

after a few hours of illness — thus ended a useful life. He m. Mary 
S. McNutt Feb. 27, 1831. She was a helpmeet to him in every 
sense of the word, and through all the trials of losing five children in 
infancy, the sorrowful days of the war, and her own failing health, 
she was cheerful and patient always, and when the summons came 
for her on Feb. 5, 1878, she was ready. 8 children, viz : 

1005. James Morrison Brown; b. March 13, 1833; d. Oct. 24, 

1847. 

1006. Samuel Henry Brown; b. Feb. 19, 1835; d. Oct. 2, 1839. 

1007. William Morton Brown; b. Feb. 23, 1838 +. 

1008. Mary Jane Brown; b. March 8, 1840; d. June 20, 1845. 

1009. Samuel Henry Brown ; b. Dec. 12, 1841 ; d. June 17, 1843. 

1010. John Calvin Brown; b. Sept. 1, 1844; d. April 27, 1847. 

1011. James Morrison Brown; b. June 18, 1848; d. at Ever- 

green, Ala., in June or July, 1890 +. 

1012. Mary Aurelia Brown; b. Oct. 31, 1850; graduated from 

Augusta Female College (now Mary Baldwin Seminary) 
in 1880; went to Texas with her father and in 1881 
moved with her brother William's family to Austin, Tex. 
She was appointed a teacher in the city schools and was 
soon made principal of the graded schools; was beloved 
by her pupils and all who knew her. She died from 
brain trouble brought on it was supposed by overwork, 
after an illness of only a few hours. This was June 14, 
1884. As a mark of respect and appreciation, the busi- 
ness houses of the city were all closed on the day of her 
burial. 

WILLIAM MORTOjXT Brown'' (1007) (Henry^ Mary% James% 
Jane^, John Walker^) ; was b. in Wilmington, N. C. ; came to Vir- 
ginia with his parents and spent his childhood there ; graduated from 
Washington College in 1858. When the war broke out, he joined 
the "Eoekbridge Artillery," and was promoted through the grades 
of Corporal, Gunner, Sergeant and 1st Lieutenant; severely wound- 
ed at the battle of Sharpsburg, and again at Gettysburg. He fell 
into the hands of the enemy when Lee's army withdrew, and was 
kept a prisoner until February, 1865; went to Texas immediately 
after the war, and was elected to the State Senate; served in that 
body two sessions. In 1880, was elected Comptroller of Public Ac- 
counts of Texas for a term of two j^ears; has since been engaged in 



JOHN WALKER. 167 

the practice of law. He married at Austin, Tex., Sept. 25, 1877, 
Mary Lee Dill of Goliad, Tex. They have 4 children, viz : 

1013. Ellen Lea Brown; b. Nov. 7, 1878. 

1014. Flora Brown; b. at Martin, Tex., Oct. 31, 1880. 

1015. Morton Brown; b. at Austin, Tex., Aug. 15, 1883. 

1016. Minelma Brown; b. at Austin, Tex., Feb. 14, 1892. 

JAMES MOERISON Brown*' (1011) (Henry^ Mary*, Ja^les^ 
Jane^ John Walker^) ; b. in Harrisonburg, Va. "When only 14 
years old he served in the "Home Guards," and before he was 16 
he entered the army and served until its close. He m. Laura Brown 
(no relation) of Eockbridge County, Va., and moved to Florida; 
joined the Protestant Methodist Church and after suitable prepara- 
tion, entered upon the ministry in that denomination; served faith- 
fully the remainder of his short life. His wife died, and he married 
a second time, name of wife not known ; left one son by second mar- 
riage, viz: 

1017. Henry Brown. 

SAMUEL Brown^ (882) (Mary^ James% Jane", John Walker^) ; 
b. Jan. 28, 1806; d. May 5, 1889; graduated from Washington Col- 
lege in 1829 ; in September of the same year was received as a candi- 
date for the ministry at Bethel, Augusta County, Va. ; completed his 
Theological course at Princeton in 1832. He labored for thirty years 
at Windy Cove, Warm Springs and Lebanon, and then went to an- 
other field in Eockbridge County, where he labored for eleven years, 
making in all over fifty years of work in the Master's vineyard. He 
spent the last years of his life in the home of his daughter, and died 
May 5, 1889. He m. Ellen Moore (dau. of Samuel Moore and 
Martha Ewing of Pennsylvania), Oct. 10, 1833. She was b. July 
7, 1813, and is (1899) living with her daughter. They had one 
daughter, viz: 

MAEY MOOEE Brown (1018) ; b. Aug. 25, 1834. She was 
said to look very much like Mary Moore, her grandmother. At the 
age of 16 she united with the Windy Cove Church. She m. James 
L. Bratton of Bath County, Va., May 5, 1859. After a long season 
of failing health, she passed away Nov. 29, 1885, and was buried by 
the side of her husband, who d. in Dec, 1879. They had nine chil- 
dren, viz: 



168 DESCENDANTS OF 

1019. SAMUEL BEOWN Bratton^ (Marf, SamueP, MaryS. 

James^ Jane-, John Walker^) ; b. March 8, 1860; while 
attending Hampton Sidney College was called home by 
the sickness and death of his father ;" was preparing for 
the ministry, but was obliged to abandon his cherished 
plans and devote himself to the care of his widowed 
mother, grandparents and younger brothers and sisters; 
this he did most willingly, but was not long spared to 
minister to his loved ones — he took typhoid fever and d. 
Aug. 23, 1880. 

1020. Andrew Lewis Bratton; b. Sept. 8, 1861; d. June 30, 

1864. 

1021. Mary Ellen Bratton; b. July 28, 1865; lives at her home 

in Bath County. 

1022. Iiiargaret Moore Bratton; b. Jan. 11, 1866; lives in Phila- 

delphia; is a trained nurse. 

1023. Martha Elizabeth Bratton ; b. Nov. 22, 1867 ; lives in Bath 

County ; has the entire charge of her aged grandmother. 

1024. John Mclvee Bratton; b. Sept. 1, 1870; d. of pneumonia 

April 2, 1884. 

1025. James McClung Bratton; b. July 3, 1871; d. Jan. 27, 

1897. 

1026. Edith Houston Bratton; b. June 5, 1873; d. Feb. 13, 

1893; a lovely Christian girl; was taken care of by her 
grandmother. 

1027. William Alleine Bratton; b. Aug. 13, 1876; d. July 28, 

1877. 



DAmEL Brown^ (883) (Mary*, James^ Jane-, John Walker^) ; 
b. Jan. 28, 1807; d. Feb. 19, 1871, at his home in Eockbridge Coun- 
ty; united with the ISTew Providence Presbyterian Church early in 
life; was an elder for over 30 years; was always ready to assume 
responsibility and take the lead in church afEairs; was a merchant 
for some years, then bought a farm and retired to the quiet life of 
a farmer; m. Elizabeth McChesney Oct. 15, 1828. They had 2 chil- 
dren. Elizabeth d. June 12, 1834. He m. July 26, 1836, Elizabeth 
Caruthers. She d. June 12, 1850, leaving one child, Elizabeth. He 
then m. Jan. 27, 1853, Mary Melinda Laird. She is living in Lex- 
ington, Va. (1900) ; 1 son, Daniel E., by 3rd wife. 4 children, viz:. 




C'apt. Ja.aiks At^exaxdI'I; Walkek. 



JOHN AVALKER. 169' 

1028. Adam McChesney Brown; m. Bettie J. Sterrett. One 

child +. 

1029. Mary Eveline Brown; b. May 9, 1832; m. James Alex- 

ander Walker. 8 children +. 

1030. Elizabeth Hannah Brown; b. Oct. 31, 1837; never mar- 

ried; d. Jnly 2, 1886. 

1031. Daniel Edward Brown; b. Sept. 7, 1865; not married in- 

1899. 

ADAM McCHESXEY Brown^ (1028) (DanieP, Mary% James% 
Jane-, John Walker^) ; b. Aug. 29, 1829; an elder in the New Provi- 
dence Chnrch; m. Bettie J. Sterrett Nov. 31, 1854. She d. Jime 7, 
1889. He d. April 18, 1900. 1 child, viz: 

1032. Elizabeth Brown; d. Oct. -4, 1900. 

MAEY EVELIXE Brown*^ (1029) (DanieP, Mary% James% 
Jane-, John^) ; b. May 9, 1832; m. James Alexander Walker^ (No. 
2147) (Thomas*, John', Alexander-, John Walker^), Sept. 25, 1851. 
Their home was at Jump P. 0. 

Captain James A. Walker, the senior elder of New Providence 
Church, in the County of Kockbridge, Va., died on the 9th day of 
April, 1897. He was born on the 8th day of August, 1822, and bap- 
tized as a child of the covenant on the 6th of October next ensuing. 
He was the second child of Thomas Walker and Betsey Culton, his 
wife. Two other children, Eev. Robert C. Walker, for many years 
Stated Clerk of Lexington Presbytery, and Mrs. Margaret MeCutch- 
an, of Missouri, were born into the family, both of whom, some four 
years ago, preceded him to the grave. His father, Thomas Walker, 
as had been several of his ancestors, was an elder of New Providence, 
and brought up his children after the old staunch discipline of his 
Presbyterian ancestry. The family came into the Valley of Virginia 
from the North of Ireland, whither they had emigrated from Scot- 
land in the year 1680, among the earliest settlers in the year 1734, 
and helped to build the first log church which, in memory of the 
Providence Church in Ireland from which they had come, they call- 
ed New Providence. There were two families of Walkers among 
the first settlers ; they were closely related, but not of the same house- 
hold. The heads of these families were uncle and nephew, and both 
named John; they were distinguished as "Gun-maker"' John and 



170 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

"Gun-stocker" Johu. The brave emigrants, buried in the wilder- 
ness, were dependent on themselves for everything, and arms were a 
necessity in the neighborhood of the warlike savages of the moun- 
tains. Gumi:\aker John Walker made the locks and barrels of the 
rifles on the anvil of his shop, and Gunstocker John made the wood- 
work. The gallant uncle and nephew took up lands on both sides of 
the rapid stream which still bears their name, flowing parallel to the 
mountain range some two miles distant. James A. Walker was a 
descendant of the Gunstocker John, whose wife was Katherine Euth- 
erford, daughter of Eev. John Eutherford of Scotland, and was 
born and spent his long life on the lands taken up by his ancestor 
and held intact by each successive generation of his fathers. 

On the 6th day of June, 1841, he was received into the commun- 
ion of the Church, and in April, 1858, was chosen and ordained as 
one of the original board of deacons of ISTew Providence. This oflice 
he served with his usual fidelity until transferred to the eldership, 
September 17, 1865. He was an active and faithful servant in every 
relation he sustained to the church. For many years he was assist- 
ant superintendent of the Sabbath-school and teacher of a Bible class 
of young men and ladies until the gradual failure of his health re- 
stricted him to an afternoon Sunday-school in his own neighbor- 
hood. Here he continued to teach until the peremptory summons 
of advancing age and decaying strength required him to cease. He 
conducted the neighborhood prayer-meeting of his section of the con- 
gregation until disabled by infirmity. The long decays of his later 
life, and the gradual restriction of his active exertions bore hardly 
on his warm aft'ections, and made the trials of his old age the more 
severe. 

Captain Walker married on the 25th of September, 1851, j\Iary 
Eveh-n Brown, daughter of Daniel Brown and Elizabeth J^.IcChes- 
ney, and the grand-daughter of Eev. Samuel Brown and Mary 
J\Ioore, the Captive of Abb's Valley; four sons and four daugh- 
ters were the issue of this marriage. ]\Irs. Walker was a woman of 
strong sense and sterling character, and was always the trusted coun- 
sellor of her husband. Although delicate in health for many years, 
she survives him. 

The personal character of Captain Walker was one of sterliEg in- 
tegrity. He commanded the confidence and respect of the whole 
community. His vigorous and well-balanced understanding made 
him a safe adviser in matters of business as well as in all ecclesiasti- 



JOHN WALKER. 171 

cal affairs. He was a well-informed and thoughtful student of re- 
ligious truth, and distinguished by a staunch adherance to the prin- 
ciples of the Presbyterian system. He was remarkably independent 
in the formation of his views and firm in the assertion of them. His 
piety was devoted ; his interest in the spiritual welfare of the Church, 
and the salvation of men, never seemed to flag. He was eminently 
a man of prayer, and his thoughts were to an unusual degree always 
alive to the realities of the world to come. He was always ready for 
the introduction of spiritual ideas, and for the effort to bring men 
to the obedience of faith. He was particularly noted for his stead- 
fast support of the pastors who successively filled the pastoral office 
during his day. He was eminent in his office as elder, in its several 
and joint functions alike. Prudent, faithful, watchful and full of 
sympathy for all who were in trouble, he approved himself a work- 
man who needed not to be ashamed. He was prompt in visiting the 
people, especially the aged and the sick, in conversing with the im- 
penitent, in instructing the young, in encouraging the despondent. 
In his own household he was a model of affection and fidelity. His 
death has made a gap in all his public and private relations which 
cannot be filled. The loss of such an elder is a calamity to the 
church ; the loss of such a citizen is a loss to the community and the 
state. To him the change is no doubt one of transcendent gain; to 
the survivors on this side of the mystic stream, it is a bereavement 
which is, nevertheless, colored high with encouragement and hope. 
"After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well," and the day is at hand. 

— A Former Pastor. 
Eight children, viz : 

1033. Bettie Brown Walker; b. Aug. 30, 1853; m. A. Moore 

Anderson Oct. 25, 1889. One child +. 

1034. Thomas Henry Walker; b. July 27, 1855. 

1035. Mary Ellen Walker; b. Jan. 10, 1859; m. Eev. C. Givens 

Brown. 3 children +. 

1036. Daniel Brown Walker; b. Aug. 3, 1864. 

1037. Margaret Dabney Walker; b. Aug. 7, 1866; lives with her 

mother at the old home. 

1038. James Alexander Walker, Jr. ; b. March 22, 1868. 

1039. Robert Hugh Walker; b. April 13, 1869; m. Dec. 28, 

1900, to Ada Moore of Lewis County, Mo. 

1040. Fannie Moore Brown Walker; b. Feb. 24, 1874. 



172 DESCENDANTS OF 

BETTIE BROWN Walker (1033) and husband, A. Moore An- 
derson, have one child, viz: 

1041. Mary Brown Anderson; b. March 2, 1891. 

MARY ELLEN Walker (1035) and husband, Rev. C. Givens 
Brown, have 3 children, viz : 

1042. James Walker Brown; b. in Koba, Japan, Aug. 13, 1890. 

1043. Mary Eveline Brown ; b. in Koba, Japan, June 9, 1892. 

1044. Margaret Frances Brown; b. in Birmingham, Ala., June 

22, 1898. 

JOSEPH Brown^ (884) (Mary*, James^ Jane^, John Walker^) ;. 
b. Sept. 24, 1809; joined the New Providence Church when only 
thirteen years old; graduated from Washington and Lee College in 
1830; took a Theological course at Princeton; labored in several dif- 
ferent fields ; was in Florida at Clear Water Harbor about ten years, 
where he was instrumental in building a church; was very succesful 
in his chosen field of labor and was the means of bringing many to 
see the errors of their way. He labored for several years among the 
colored people of the South. He m. in 1840 Ann Eliza Matthews 
of Lewisburg, W. Va. (dau. of Hon. John Matthews, a state and 
county official for many j^ears). After Ann Eliza's death, which 
occurred in 1859, he m. Mrs. Carolyn Thomas in 1866 in Alabama. 
She d. in 1866. He d. in 1880. 3 children, viz : 

1045. Joseph Alleine Brown; b. July 12, 1841 +. 

1046. John Matthews Brown; b. Feb. 27, 1843 +. 

1047. Luther Brown; b. and d. in 1847. 

JOSEPH ALLEINE Brown« (1045) (Joseph^ Mary*, James^ 
Jane^ John Walker^) ; m. July 13, 1880, Mrs. Minnie (Raeville) 
Traywham. They reside in Austin, Tex. 4 eliildren, viz-. 

1048. Raeville Moore Brown; b. May 8, 1881. 

1049. Turner Ashley Brown; b. Sept. 23, 1884. 

1050. Clare Alleine Brown; b. Sept. 9, 1887. 

1051. Cecil Mathews Brown; b. March 11, 1890. 

JOHN MATHEWS Brown« (1046) (Joseph^ Mary*, James^ 
Jane-, John Walker^) ; m. Emma Perick of Charlotte, N. C, about 
1868. 4 children, viz : 



JOHN WALKER. 173 

1052. Agnes Brown; d. in infancy. 

1053. Joseph Alleine Brown. His home is at Palestine, Tex. 

He is in the General Freight Office of the I. & G. N". 
E. R. Co.; m. in Nov., 1899, Louise Jones of Austin, 
Texas. 

1054. William Garland Brown; b. Jan., 1877; Supreme Sec'y 

of the Modern Order of Praetorians of Dallas, Tex. ; un- 
married. 

1055. Bessie Bauman Brown; lives with her brother, William 

G.'; b. about 1880. She was educated at Peace Institute, 
]Sr. C, and is a kindergarten teacher. 

WILLIAM Brown, D. D.^ (885) (Mary*, James^ Jane-, John 
Walker^) ; b. Sept. 11, 1811; joined the New Providence Church at 
10 years of age; graduated from Washington College in 1830; took 
a Theological course at Princeton. He succeeded Rev. Conrad 
Speece, D. D., as pastor of Augusta, one of the oldest churches in 
the Valley ; was the successful pastor of this church 24 years ; at the 
earnest solicitation of those interested he became editor of the Cen- 
tral Presbyterian in 1860; was also permanent clerk of the General 
Assembly from 1865 to 1884; held the position of director of the 
Union Seminary 30 years, and Trustee of Washington College dur- 
ing the greater part of the time he resided in Augusta County and 
Richmond. In 1887 he attended as a delegate the meeting of the 
"Alliance of the Reformed Churches,'' in Edinburg, Scotland, and 
in 1880 the council held in Philadelphia ; was sent as one of the rep- 
resentatives to Saratoga, N. Y., to the Northern General Assembly, 
where he delivered an excellent address. He d. at his home in Bay 
A^iew, Fla., April 22, 1894. He was twice married, first to Eliza- 
beth Smith, who d. in 1881. He then married Lucy Guy Wilford, 
who survived him. She lives in Bay View, Fla. 

MARIA Walker^ (59) (William% John^ John^, John^) and 
Charles B. Garrett were the parents of 7 children, viz : 

1056. Harriet P. Garrett; b. Dec. 16, 1827; d. Aug. 1, 1830. 

1057. Russell Garrett; b. Sept. 29, 1829; m. Eliza J. Lane May 

18, 1860; lives in Ventura, Cal. No children. 

1058. Cyrus Garrett; b. May 1, 1831; never married; d. Feb. 

20, 1859, at Salt Lake of consumption. 



17-i DESCENDANTS OF 

1059. Henry Garrett; b. March 16, 1833; never married; d. 

April 14, 1857, at Cincinnati of scarlet fever. 

1060. Byron Garrett; b. Sept. 25, 1835; d. Sept. 1, 1842. 

1061. Jane Garrett; b. April 26, 1838; d. Oct. 20, 1841. 

1062. Charles Garrett; b. Sept. 26, 1842; d. Sept. 8, 1843. 

JOSEPH Moore^ (138) (Jane-, John^). He was m. (1) to Mar- 
garet Coalter, a sister of Michael Coalter. They had 4 children ; m. 
(2) Eleanor Marquis, 12 children. When somewhat advanced in 
years he removed to Kentucky, where he died. 16 children, viz : 

1063. James Moore; d. young. 

1064. Jane Moore. 

1065. James Moore; studied medicine and practiced in Ken- 

tucky. 

1066. Margaret Moore; d. young. 

1067. Eobert Moore. 

1068. Margaret Moore; m. Eev. Eobert Logan +. 

1069. Joseph Moore. 

1070. Eleanor Moore. 

1071. John Moore. 

1072. Frances Moore. 

1073. Alexander Moore. 

1074. Mary Moore. 

1075. Marquis Moore. 

1076. Elizabeth Moore. 

1077. Samuel Moore. 

1078. Sarah Moore. 

MAEGAEET Moore (1068); m. Eev. Eobert Logan. He had 
the refusal of the tutorship in Hampden Sidney when John H. Eice 
applied for it. Upon being visited by Mr. Eice upon the subject, he 
gave up his right and recommended his friend to be tutor. He was 
born in Bethel congregation, Augusta County, September, 1769. 
He was reared piously in the strictness of the Presbyterian faith 
and customs, one of a large family of children, all of whom became 
professing members of the Church. His literary and Theological 
course was passed at Liberty Hall under the care of the Eev. Wm. 
Graham. Upon being licensed to preach the gospel, he made some 
missionary excursions, and visited Genessee County in New York, 



JOHN WALKER. 175 

and made an exc-nrsiou to Xew England, visited Kentucky, and 
finally settled in Fincastle, Botetourt County. While in Kentucky, 
he married Miss Margaret Moore, from Walker's Creek, Eockbridge 
County, Virginia. For many years he was the frontier minister. 
Z\Ir. Houston, at the Natural Bridge, was his nearest neighbor north, 
and Mr. Mcllhenney of Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, west. Eev. 
Samuel H. McISTutt was for a time his neighbor on I^ew Eiver. With 
a wide field around him, and a disposition to occupy it, he was com- 
pelled to teach a classical and promiscuous school a greater part of 
the time he was in the ministry, to obtain a decent support for his 
family. His life, tlierefore, was monotonous and his opportunities 
for improvement very limited; while his labors were great and un- 
remitted, except as sickness sometimes caused him to intermit his 
regular course. Salem, now in Eoanoke, shared with Fincastle in 
his principal labors ; and as his strength enabled him, he visited the 
surrounding counties with the messages of mercy. Occasionally he 
would dismiss his school, and try the practicability of living as a 
minister of Christ disengaged from all business but the especial 
duties of the office to which he had been ordained. On one of these 
occasions, having stated his intentions and hopes to Mr. Speece, and 
the amount of expenditure he thought would supply the wants of 
his family, and how it was to be obtained, that brother remarked 
that brother Logan's faith must be very strong to live in Fincastle 
on his salary. 

Mr. Logan died October, 1828, in his 60th year, having preached 
in Fincastle about thirty years. Though his church and congrega- 
tion were not large there were some members of both for whom he 
had the highest regard. His remains lie near the church in Fin- 
castle. — Taken from Foote's Sketches of Virginia. 

JANE Moore^' (139) (Jane^^, John Walker^) ; m. her relative, 
Joseph Walker, son of John Walker and Mary Culton and grandson 
of Alexander, who was a brother of John, the emigrant. He was a 
trustee of Lexington University in 1783; received a grant of land 
probably for services in the Eevolution. He d. Sept. 25, 1815. She 
survived him several years. 9 children, viz : 

1079. Margaret Walker; m. Eev. Samuel Houston. (See record 

of this family under Houston family.) 

1080. Jane V^alker; m. S. Barclay. 



176 DESCENDANTS OF ' 

1081. Mary Walker ; m. liichard Bernard. 

1083. Eachel Walker; d. young. i 

1083. John Walker ; m. Margaret Woods. 

1084. James Walker; d. aged 13. 

1085. Joseph Walker; d. aged 23. 

1086. Patsy Walker; m. John Donihue. 

1087. Alexander Walker; d. young. 

For descendants of above, see family of Alexander Walker, who 
was a brother of John, the emigrant. 

SAMUEL Walker- (10) (John^) ; purchased land and establish- 
ed a home in Virginia about 1740, leaving Chester County, Pa., 
whither he had come with his father about 1735 from Newry, Ire- 
land, where Samuel was born Dec. 25, 1714. He was m. to Jane 
Patterson Dec. 5, 1740, in Virginia. In tracing the Patterson name 
intermarriages occur frequently with the Walker family. The old 
Eutherford Bible shows both names recorded therein soon after the 
emigration to America. He d. Feb., 1793. She d. Jan. 10, 1800, 
aged 80 years. 

Mrs. James E. Gray of Atlanta, sends the following in regard to 
land granted to Samuel Walker : "Samuel Walker obtained a grant 
of land in Bedford County, Va., July 20, 1768, also one April 6, 
1769, in Augusta County, Va., and another in Botetourt County, 
Va., March 1, 1773. See records kept at Eichmond, Va., Land 
Office." These grants were no doubt given on account of service in 
the Colonial Wars, as Samuel Walker's name appears in a list of 
Colonial Militia under Capt. John Buchanan. This company was 
from Augusta County, Va., and ^vas in service in 1742. — See Vir- 
ginia Historical Magazine, Vol. Till, No. 3. 

Their 8 children were : 

1088. Barbara Walker; m. William McClelland. 9 children +. 

1089. Katherine Walker ; m. David Scott. 5 children +. 

1090. Jane Walker; m. William Taylor. 7 children +. 

1091. Samuel Walker; m. Susan McDonald. 8 children +. 

1092. Elizabeth Walker; b. Dec. 8, 1750; d. in 1826; never 

married. 

1093. James Walker; b. May 15, 1752; m. Jane Thompson. 2 

children +. 



JOHN WALKER. 177 

1094. John Walker; b. Oct. 5, 1755; m. Margaret Paul. 13 

children +. 

1095. Joseph Walker; b. Oct. 21, 1758; m. Susan Willis. 8 

children +. 

BAEBAEA Walker^ (1088) (SamueP, John^) ; b. Sept. 27, 
1741; m. William McClelland Dec. 22, 1766. She d. March 27, 
1814, aged 72 years, and her husband d. at the age of 84. Their 9 
children were as follows : 

1096. Anna McClelland; b. Oct. 26, 1767; m. Eev. Samuel Car- 

rack, who was a Presbyterian minister at Knoxville, 
Tenn., and President of Blount College +. 

1097. John McClelland; b. Dec. 23, 1768. He m. Mary Wal- 

lace, who was probably a near relative of Caleb Wallace, 
who was b. in 1750 and moved to Woodford County, 
Ky., and became a distinguished Judge. 

1098. Jane McClelland; was b. Oct. 26, 1770. She m. James 

Tooney. 

1099. Samuel McClelland; was b. Feb. 12, 1773. He m. Eachel 

McCampbell, who d. leaving four children. He after- 
wards m. Ann Twitty. 

1100. Abraham McClelland; b. Nov. 1, 1776; m. Julia Ann 

Tooney, who d. leaving three children. He afterwards 
m. his cousin, Jane P. Walker. 

1101. Elizabeth McClelland; b. Nov. 1, 1776; m. James Weir. 

1102. William McClelland; b. April 13, 1779; m. Elizabeth 

Sevier. 

1103. James McClelland; b. June 28, 1781; m. his cousin, Jane 

P. Taylor. 

1104. David McClelland; b. April 18, 1783 ; graduated a Bache- 

lor of Celibacy. 

ANNA McClelland (1096) ; m. Eev. Samuel Carrack, who was a 
native of Adams Count}^, Pennsylvania. He was born July 17, 1760. 
At an early period of his life he went to the valley of Virginia, and 
prepared for the ministry under the instruction of William G-raham. 
He was received as a candidate the last Wednesday of November, 
1781, at the stone meeting house, Augusta; was licensed at New 
Providence, October 25, 1782, with Eankin, Houston and McClure, 
and was ordained and installed pastor of Eocky Spring and Wahab 



178 DESCENDANTS OF 

meeting house, on the Cowpastiire, at the house of Mr. James 
HodgeS;, on the fourth Wednesday of November, 1783. He made 
frequent visits to the southwestern frontiers as a missionary ; and in 
the year 1789, removed to Tennessee, and took up his abode on the 
Holston, about four miles from Knoxville, in sight of Boyd's Ferry. 
In 1794, at the opening of the Territorial Legislature in February, 
he preached before that body, at their invitation, on the second day 
of their session. He was chosen by the Legislature as President of 
Blount College, named in honor of the Governor, now known as the 
East Tennessee University. He organized the first regular Presby- 
terian Church in Tennessee, at the junction of the French Broad 
and the Holston, called Lebanon; and soon after, the church in 
Knoxville. He held the pastorate of these two churches and the 
presidency of the college, till 1803, when he resigned the charge of 
Lebanon. The office of President of the College, and pastor of the 
church in Knoxville, he held till his sudden death. From the his- 
torical sermon delivered by the Eev. E. B. McMullen, pastor of the 
first Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, March 25, 1855, the author- 
ity for some of the preceding facts, we also learn that among the 
elders of those two churches were numbered James White, George 
McXutt, John Adair, Archibald Ehea, Dr. James Cosby and Thomas 
Gillespie. White, MciSTutt and Adair were members of the conven- 
tion for forming the constitution of the state. McNutt was from 
Virginia; White and Adair from North Carolina. The death of 
Mr. Carrick was ordered in very peculiar circumstances, in his 50th 
year. The usual summer sacramental meeting had come. He spent 
much of the night of the 5th of August, 1809, in preparatory study 
for the duties of the occasion. Very early on the morning of the 6th 
he was stricken with apoplexy, and in a few moments his spirit was 
with his Eedeemer. — Taken from Foote's Shetches of Virginia. 

KATHEEINE Walker^ (1089) (SamueP, John^) ; b. Feb. 12, 
1744; m. David Scott May 29, 1766. She d. May 31, 1815, aged 71 
years, and Mr. Scott d. in East Tennessee, date unknown. Their 5 
children were as follows : 

1105. James Scott; b. Jan. 16, 1768; m. a Miss Johnson. 

1106. Jane Scott; b. Jan. 15th, 1771; m. John Lowry. 

1107. Samuel Scott; b. Feb. 14th, 1775; d. Dec. 13, 1787, aged 

12 years. 



JOHN WALKER. 179 

1108. Isabella Scott; b. Sept. 17, 1777; m. William Eamsey. 

1109. William Scott; b. March 13th, 1782; graduated a Bache- 

lor of Celibacy. 

JANE Walker^ (1090) (SamueP, John^) ; b. April 15, 1746. 
She m. William Taylor March 16, 1775 ; d. Dec, 1822, aged seventy- 
six years. Mr. Taylor shot himself at David Walker's (the niicle of 
Cyrus) on Butler's Fork in Adair County, Ky. Their children 
were : 

1110. Nancy Taylor; b. Jan. 17, 1776; m. William Smith. 

1111. Barbara Taylor; b. Dec. 9, 1777; m. James Moore, and 

d. in Abb's Valley on Clinch Eiver in Virginia ^. 

1112. John Taylor; b. May 6, 1780; m. Amelia Eamsey, who 

shortly afterwards died. He afterwards m. Elizabeth 
Hemans. 

1113. Samuel Taylor, John's twin brother; m. a Miss Gallaher. 
1111. Margaret Taylor; b. July 12, 1782. 

1115. Jane Patterson Taylor; b. Jan. 4, 1785; m. James Mc- 

Clellan. 

1116. Sarah Taylor; b. Dec. 28, 1787; m. her cousin, William 

Taylor. 

SAMUEL Walker^ (1091) (SamueP, John^) ; b. Aug. 23, 1784; 
m. Susan McDonald Oct. 26, 1786. 7 children, viz : 

1117. Jane P. Walker; b. Sept. 17, 1787; m. John McKamy, 

who d. Aug. 25, 1827. She d. Feb. 28, 1856, at Camp 
Creek, 111.* 

1118. James M. Walker; b. May 19, 1789; d. July 28, 1790. 

1119. Mary A. Walker; b. March 6, 1791; d. aged 34 years. 

1120. Samuel Walker; b. Oct. 3, 1793; d. at Nickey Junction 

on the Tennessee Eiver in 1819. 

1121. Zachariah Walker. 

1122. John Milton Walker; m. Angelina Pickerell of George- 

town, D. C. She d. in McDonough County, 111. He 
then m. Martha Campbell. 

1123. Theopholus Alexander Walker; studied medicine. He d. 

in Tennessee. 

1124. Elizabeth Walker; d. at the age of 15 years. 



*The record of this family has been promised, and will be published if received in time. 



180 DESCENDANTS OF 

JAMES Walker^ (1093) (SamueP, Jolm^) ; b. May 15, 1752. 
He m. Jane Thompson in Sept., 1786. He d. in May, 1791, aged 
■39 years and 12 days. His 2 children were: 

1125. Elizabeth Walker; b. March 17, 1789. She m. a Mr. Mc- 

Spadden +. 

1126. Jane Walker; b. March 17, 1891; m. John Eitchie 

Ininan+. 

JOHN Walker^ (1094) (SamueP, John^) ; b. Oct. 5, 1755; m. 
Margaret Paul Aug. 1, 1782. Their 12 children were : 

1127. Eebecca Walker; b. in Dec, 1781; d. young. 

1128. Adley P. Walker; b. Nov. 17, 1783; m. Mary Noel. She 

d. leaving three children. 

1129. Jane Walker; b. June 23, 1785. 

1130. Samuel E. Walker; b. Jan. 30, 1787; m. Elizabeth 

McKamy. 

1131. Elizabeth M. Walker; b. Jan. 30, 1789. She d. young, 

being lost in the mountains in Eockbridge County, Va. ; 
supposed to have been stolen by the Seminoles. 

1132. Margaret L. Walker; b. Dec. 9, 1790. 

1133. Elizabeth Walker (the second). 

1134. James P. Walker; d. in his twenty-second year. 

1135. Katherine P. Walker; b. Apr. 4, 1793; m. Jas. Galloway. 

1136. Barbara M. Walker. 

1137. John K. Walker. 

1138. Nancy Walker. 

JOSEPH Walker^ (1095) (SamueP, John^) ; b. Oct. 21, 1758; 
m. Susan Willis August, 1787. 9 children, viz : 

1139. Lucinda Walker; b. Feb., 1790; m. Ambrose Toomy. 

1140. Jane P. Walker; b. Dec. 2, 1791; m. Abraham McClel- 

land, and d. in Missouri in 1824. 

1141. Samuel S. Walker; m. Barbara (or Eebecca) Toomy. 

1142. Joel P. Walker ; d. young. 

1143. Joseph A. Walker; d. young. 

1144. William Walker; d. young. 

1145. John M. Walker. 

1146. Susan Walker; m. a Mr. Clark of Madison County, Ky. 

1147. Joel Walker; b. March 1, 1764; m. Margaret Ann Arm- 

strong. 11 children +. 



JOHN WALKEE. 181 

ELIZABETH LYLE Walker* ( 1125 ) (James^ SaimieP, John^) ; 
oldest child of James Walker and Jane Thompson; b. March 17, 
1789; m. about 1809 Thomas McSpadden of Rockbridge County, 
Va. Of their 11 children, 2 were living in 1896. Children were : 

1148. Samuel McSpadden. 

1149. James Walker McSpadden ; resided at Alvarado, Va. He 

was living in 1896, aged 86; very feeble; was b. about 
1810. 

1150. Moses McSpadden. 

1151. John McSpadden. 

1152. King McSpadden. 

1153. Joel McSpadden. 

1154. Jennie McSpadden. 

1155. Eebecca McSpadden. 

1156. Eliza McSpadden. 

1157. Esther McSpadden. 

1158. Margaret McSpadden; m. Mr. Lariner. She was living 

in 1896, aged 79 years. 

JANE Walker* (1026) (James^ SamueP, John^) ; m. John 
Eitchie Inman July 22, 1807. On Dec. 24, 1811, their home was 
burned to the ground and 3 children, James, Abednego and Mary, 
lost their lives in the burning building. 16 children, viz : 

1159. James Inman; b. about 1808; d. in 1811. 

1160. Abednego Inman (twin) ; b. about 1810; d. 1811. 

1161. Mary A. Inman (twin) ; b. about 1810; d. Dec. 24, 1811. 

1162. Shadrac W. Inman; m. (1) Mrs. Jane Hamilton; m. (2) 

Catherine Wilson Bradford; (3) Catherine Lea. 10 
cliildren +. 

1163. James M. Inman; m. Louisa Worley. 10 children +. 

1164. John Washington Inman; m. (1) Susan Jane Neal; (2) 

Eleanor Harrison. 7 children +. 

1165. William H. Inman ; m. Franc J. J. Curry. 4 children +. 

1166. Joel C. Inman; m. (1) Sophia J. Hinton; (2) Henrietta 

B. Gore. 12 children +. 

1167. Walker Patterson Inman; m. Cordelia Dick. 4 cliil- 

dren +. 

1168. Elizabeth Inman; m. (1) Joseph P. W^oodrufE, (2) Will- 

iam Heathcock. 9 children +. 



182 DESCENDANTS OF 

1169. Jane Inman; m. (1) Thomas Ferguson, (2) George W. 

Woodruff. 10 children +. 

1170. Susan Inman ; m. (1) James Eoach, (2) Duncan Buford, 

(3) Byrd Herrin, (4) Joseph Clarkston, (5) Asbury 
Hunt, (6) William McBroom. 7 children +. 

1171. Plannah Inman; m. (1) Job Hinton, (2) Daniel Smith, 

(3) Isaac Inman. 9 children +. 

1172. Matilda Inman; m. (1) Benjamin A. Woodruff, (2) John 

Jump. 7 children +. 

1173. Sarah Inman; m. John Lump. 5 children +. 

1174. Mary A. Inman; m. (1) Robert A. A. Caldwell, (2) Rob- 

ert Warren. 10 children +. 



SHADRACK W. Inman^ (1162) (Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; b. Sept. 17, 1811; m. Jan. 27, 1841, to Mrs. Jane Hamil- 
ton (nee Martin), widow of Robert Hamilton and dau. of Hugh 
and Sarah Russell Martin. They had 5 children. He m. (2) Aug. 
20, 1853, to Catherine Wilson Bradford, b. March 20, 1817, d. April 
1, 1857, dau. of James and Catherine Keith Bradford. They had 
one child. He m. (3) in Jan. 8, 1858, Catherine Lea, b. 1836, dau. 
of Preston and Mary Peek Lea, d. Jan. 8, 1868. They had four 
children. 10 children, viz: 

1175. Mary Inman; b. Feb., 1842; d. in infancy. 

1176. Samuel Martin Inman; b. Dec. 19, 1843; m. Feb. 19, 

1868, to Jane Dick, She was b. Nov. 30, 1846, and was 
dau. of Henry Jackson Dick and Sarah Ann Peck Dick. 
Jane Inman d. July 3, 1890. They had 7 children +. 

1177. John H. Inman; b. Oct. 23, 1844; m. June 8, 1870, to 

Margaret Coffin, b. 1846, dau. of James A. and Mar- 
garet Martin Coffin. John H. Inman d. Nov. 5, 1896. 
7 children (see sketch) +. 

1178. Hugh Theodore Inman; b. Dec. 24, 1846; m. May 23, 

1871, to Josephine Van Dyck, b. 1849, dau. of Thomas 
Nixon Van Dyck and Eliza Ann Deadrick. 5 children+ 

1179. Jane Walker Inman; b. March 9, 1852; unmarried and 

living in Atlanta, Ga. (1896.) 

1180. Elizabeth Inman; dau. of Shadrach W. Inman and Cath- 

erine Wilson Bradford, his second wife; b. 1854; d. in 
1882. She m. J. Knox Jenkins in 1846 and d. in 1882, 



JOHN WALKER. 183 

son of sterling Gresham Jenkins and Serena Ann Bor- 
ders Jenlvins. 1 child +. 

1181. Mary Inman; dau. of Shadrac and his 3rd wife, Cather- 

ine ; b. in 1858 or 1859 ; d. aged 3 j^ears. 

1182. Emma Inman (twin) ; m. T. H. Bell. 4 children +. 

1183. Ella Inman (twin) ; m. Edwin E. DuBose. 6 children-+- 

1184. Shadrac W. Inman; b. about 1864; d. aged 2 years. 

ELIZABETH Inman (1180), m. J. K. Jenkins. They had one 
child, viz : 

1185. Ealph Jenkins; b. 1876; d. April 16, 1898. 

EMMA Inman (1182) (twin) ; b. I\^ov. 12, 1860; m. in 1883, to 
T. Howard Bell, b. 1856, son of Alex. E. and Eebecca M. Howard 
Bell. 4 children, viz : 

1186. Shadrach I. Bell; b. 1887. 

1187. Sarah Bell; b. 1889. 

1188. Howard Bell; b. 1892 ; d. in 1894. 

1189. John Inman Bell; b. March 1, 1897. 

ELLA Inman (1183) (twin) ; b. Xov. 12, 1860; m. 1883 to Ed- 
win E. DnBose, b. 1858, son of James E. and Elziva Caroline Spann 
DuBose. 6 children, viz : 

1190. Emma Belle DuBose; b. Nov. 4, 1885. 

1191. Caroline DuBose; b. Eeb. 8, 1888. 

1192. Edwin DuBose; b. Jan. 1, 1890; d. Aug. 7, 1897. 

1193. James E. DuBose; b. Jan. 4, 1892. 

1194. Catherine Lea Dubose; b. March 4, 1896. 

1195. Samuel Inman DuBose; b. Nov., 1897. 

SAMUEL MAETIN INMAN (1176). 

Samuel Martin Inman, merchant, Atlanta, Ga., head of a firm 
doing the largest cotton business in the world, was born in Dand- 
ridge, Jefferson County, Tenn., Feb. 19, 1843, the son of S. W. and 
Jane IMartin Inman. S. W. Inman, a prosperous planter of the 
early days, who taught his children to speak the truth and fear God, 
and whose own life was regulated by that principle. Samuel was 
brought up on the Inman plantation, well known in East Tennessee 
for its fertile and fine location in the valley of the French Broad 



184 DESCENDANTS OF 

River. During boyhood he attended the public schools and was then 
sent to Princeton College, where he is remembered for ability and 
popularity. 

In 1861, Mr. Inman enlisted in the Confederate army as a mem- 
ber of Company K, 1st Tennessee Cavalry. He rose to a lieutenancy 
and served unflinchingly until the end of the war. 

Locating for a short while in Augusta, Ga., in 1867, he removed 
to Atlanta. There he engaged in cotton buying with his father, of 
S. W. Inman & Co. With youthful energy at its head it gradually 
extended its operations until it became the leading firm in the South, 
and in fact in the world in the purchase and compressing of cotton. 
The firm now transacts a great business. Its principal offices are in 
Atlanta, Ga., and Houston, Tex., and the firm is represented by 
buyers in South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, 
Louisiana and Indian Territory. Mr. Inman has made the business 
extremely profitable. He is a large owner of growing real estate and 
a director in the Atlanta Home Insurance Company and other local 
corporations. 

In 1868 Mr. Inman married Miss Jennie Dick of Eome, Ga., a 
refined and charming woman. She died in 1890, leaving a daugh- 
ter and two sons. In her memory Mr. Inman established the Jennie 
D. Inman Orphanage in Atlanta and pledged $2500 a year for ten 
years and an equal sum from other sources for its support. Mr. 
Inman was married a second time in 1893 to Mildred McPheeters 
of Ealeigh, IST, C. He is noted for philanthropy and has been a large 
contributor to the funds of the Young Men's Christian Association, 
having also been one of the pioneers in the movement for a techno- 
logical school, to which he gave $5000 and assumed the responsibility 
of raising $75,000 more. 

For a number of years he has been an elder in the First Presby- 
terian Church. The Southern Society of New York claims him for 
a member. — Copied from America's Successful Men, 1896. 

Since the above was published Mr. Inman's firm has changed and 
for three years .he has been in New York City, only spending a few 
months of the year in Atlanta. 

Shadrach Walker Inman's three sons, Samuel M., Hugh T. and 
John H. have been more than successful. They have amassed large 
fortunes, are officers in the Presbyterian churches, are consistent 
Christians, etc. 



JOHN WALKER. 185 

Samuel and John M^ere in the Civil War. At the close of the war, 
John went to New York with his uncle, Wm. Harden Inman. They 
both amassed large fortunes, and at their death left several millions 
to their children. John H. died suddenly in the prime of life about 
two years ago, leaving an interesting family of four sons and two 
daughters. William Harden Inman died in 1887, leaving three 
daughters and one son, Eobert Walker. The son, Eobert W., was 
drowned in New York Bay Aug. 27, ]895, aged 34 years. He was 
unmarried and the name dies with him in that line. His two mar- 
ried sisters have no children. 

SAMUEL MAETIN Inman« (1176) (Shadrach^ Jane*, James% 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Jane Dick, (2) Mildred McPheeters. 7 chil- 
dren viz : 

1196. Henry Inman; m. Eoberta Crew. 1 child +. 

1197. Nellie Inman; m. Joseph Walter Cooper. 3 children +. 

1198. Frank Inman; b. May 5, 1876; single, Oct., 1896. 

1199. Hugh Inman; d. young. 

1200. Shadrach Inman; d. young. 

1201. Samuel Inman; d. young. 

1202. Eosa Inman; d. young. 

HENEY Inman^ (1196) (Samuel M.^ Shadrach^ 'Jane*, 
James^ SamueP, John^) ; b. Feb. 8, 1869; m. June 6, 1894, Eoberta 
Crew, dau. of Benjamin B. and Tillie Maffitt Crew. 1 child, viz : 

1203. Arthur Crew Inman; b. May 11, 1895. 

NELLIE Inman^ (1197) (Samuel M.% Shadrach^ Jane*, 
James^ Samuel-, John^) ; b. Nov. 27, 1870; m. April, 1893, to 
Joseph Walter Cooper. 3 children, viz : 

1204. Samuel Inman Cooper; b. Feb. 14, 1894. 

1205. Jennie Inman Cooper; b. April 27, 1896. 

1206. Joseph W. Cooper, Jr. ; b. Jan. 4, 1899. 

1177. John H. Inman was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, 
on October 23, 1844. At an early age he entered, as a clerk, a -Geor- 
gia bank of which his uncle was president. At the outbreak of the 
war he enlisted in the Confederate army. At the close of the war his 
family Avas penniless and he was obliged to leave home. He came 



186 DESCENDANTS OF 

to New York without money, but achieved extraordinar}'- success. 
Entering a cotton house as a clerk, he was made a partner of the firm 
in 1868, and two years later, taking his former employer into part- 
nership, ]\Ir. Inman founded the firm of Inman, Swan & Company. 
Mr. Inman extended his efforts to the development of Southern in- 
terests and resources, in which work he took a commanding place. 
Indeed, it has been said that he, more than anyone else since the war, 
was instrumental in enlisting Northern capital in Southern develop- 
ment. He secured the investment of several million dollars in coal 
and iron mines and in railroad construction in Tennessee. He was 
a large investor in and director of the Louisville, aSTashville and Rich- 
mond Terminal system. He was also interested in various other 
southern railways. 

In this city his interests were many and varied. He was a director 
in several banks, insurance companies, and other institutions. Mr. 
Inman was a member of the original Eapid Transit Commission, but 
resigned June 8, 1893. He was elected a member of the new com- 
mission in January, 1894. He was well known in Atlanta, having 
often visited his father there. Being the son of pioneer parents, he 
was early trained to walk in their footsteps, and when only fourteen 
years old he joined the Presbyterian Church at Dandridge, Tenn., 
with his brothers, Samuel and Hugh. Walker P. Inman, then a ma- 
ture man, united with this church on the same day. John Inman 
remained a member of this church during his whole life, and was 
one of its official managers. Dr. John Hall, an eminent Scotch-Irish 
divine, being the pastor. Like most men who have achieved fame 
and fortune, his boyhood received the moral force which comes from 
a pious parentage. 

His summers were spent among the Berkshire hills where he had 
a comfortable home. The late Cyrus Field and Dr. Henry M. Field 
were among his neighbors and friends. He numbered other men of 
this type among his friends. When Mr. Inman went abroad 
several years ago, he was tendered a banquet by the Liverpool Cotton 
Exchange. He was a friend and admirer of President Cleveland, 
and it is said that the President considered his name for the Treas- 
ury portfolio. He was an unswerving advocate of sound money, and 
used his influence on that side of the late contest. He died at his 
summer home November 5, 1896. — Condensed from the sketches of 
Mr. Inman found in the Atlanta papers. 



JOHN WALKER. 187 

JOHN H. Inman® (1177) (Shadrach^ Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John^) and Margaret Coffin Inman had seven children, viz: 

1207. James Inman; b. about 1873; d. 3^oung, 

1208. Hugh Inman; b. about 187^1; living in 1896. 

1209. Lucy Inman; b. about 1876; living in 1896. 

1210. John Inman; b. about 1878; living in 1896. 

1211. Frederick Inman; b. about 1880; living in 1896. 

1212. liannie Inman; b. about 1882; living in 1896. 

1213. Charles Inman; b. about 1884; living in 1896. 

HUGH THEODORE Inman° (1178) (Shadrach^ Jane^ James^ 
SamueP, John^) and Josephine Van Dyke, his wife, were the par- 
ents of five children, viz : 

1214. Annie Inman; b. April 1, 1872; m. April 11, 1893, to 

John W. Grant, b. July 26, 1867, son of William Daniel 
and Sally Fannie Reed Grant. 3 children +. 

1215. Josephine Inman; b. April 1, 1875; m. June 24, 1896, 

Hugh Richardson; living in Atlanta, Ga. 

1216. Hugh Inman; b. Oct. 22, 1879; d. aged 3 years. 

1217. Edward Inman; b. Aug. 29, 1881; living in 1896. 

1218. Louise Inman; b. Dec. 5, 1883; d. aged 2^ years. 

AKNIE Inman (1214) and her husband, John W. Grant, were 
the parents of 3 children, viz : 

1219. Margaret Van Dyke Grant ; b. 1894. 

1220. Hugh Inman Grant ; b. 1895. 

1221. William Daniel Grant; b. Jan. 15, 1897. 

JAMES MADISON Inman^ (1163) (Jane^ James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; b. about 1813; d. 1855; m. in Alabama about 1832 to 
Louisa Worley, dau. of Franklin Worley. She d. about 1870 in 
Franklin County, Mo. 10 children, viz : 

1222. Charlotte Jane Inman; b. 1833 and d. unmarried in 1867. 

1223. Martha Ann Inman; b. 1835; m. in 1851 to William W. 

Gasperson, b. 1830, son of John E. Gasperson. They 
had 7 children +, 

1224. Caroline Matilda Inman; b. 1837; m. in 1861 Aaron 

Pruitt, b. 1838, son of George and Mahala Pruitt. They 
have 6 children; live in Aurora, Tex. + 



188 DESCENDANTS OF 

1325. Franklin Inman; d. young, about 1839. 

1226. William Shadrach. Inman b. circa 1841; went South in 

1861; last heard of in 1864, when he left Confederate 
States army and started for home; supposedly dead. 

1227. Mary C. Inman; b. about 1844; m. (1) Martin V. Gas- 

person ( a brother of William W. Gasperson.), son. of 
John E. Gasperson, about 1859. He d. about 1872. 
They had 1 child. She m. (2) about 1874 John L. 
MeGehee ; lived at Greys Point, Mo. ; no issue. Son +. 

1228. Joel C. Inman; b. 1846; m. in 1863 Millie C, dau. of 

James and Martha Sellers Edge; lived at Aurora, Tex., 
in 1892. They had 6 children +. 

1229. Paulina E. Inman; m. Winfield Scott. 14 children +. 

1230. JuHa V. Inman; m. Marion S. Kelly, (2) Carmichael 

E. W. Glover. 3 children +. 

1231. ]N'ancy D. Inman; b. 1853; living and single, 1896. 

MARY C. Inman (1227) m. Martin V. Gasperson. They had 1 
child, viz: 

1232. John Gasperson; b. about 1868; m. in 1890 Amerine L. 

Lewis. Their home is at Greys Point, Mo. They have 
1 child, viz: 

1233. Van Buren Marcy Gasperson; b. 1891. 

MARTHA ANN Inman« (1223) (James M.^ Jane*, James% 
SamueP, John^) ; m. William W. Gasperson. 7 children, viz: 

1234. Sarah Elizabeth Gasperson; b. 1853; d. 1854. 

1235. John Madison Gasperson; m. Mary Housman. 2 chil- 

dren +. 

1236. Benjamin Franklin Gasperson; m. Lucinda Love. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

1237. Mary Ann Gasperson ; m. Wm. B. Chrisman. 5 children+ 

1238. Rachel Jane Gasperson; m. Wm. M. Love. 5 children +. 

1239. Louisa Ellen Gasperson; m. Thos. Washington Shirrod in 

1890. In 1892 was living at Whitman, Tex. No issue 
to September, 1892. 

1240. Name not learned; letter said seven, but gave names of 

only six. 



JOHN WALKER. 189 

JOHN MADISON Gasperson^ (1235) (Martha A.", James M.^ 
Jane*, James^ SamueP, John^) ; b. 1854; m. in 1881 to Mary Hous- 
man ; live at Maple Grove, Mo. They had 2 children as follows : 

1241. Perry Edwards Gasperson; b. 1886. 

1242. Eva Alpha Gasperson; b. 1890. 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Gasperson^ (1236) (Martha A.\ 
James M.^, Jane% James^, SamueP, John^) ; b. 1856; m. 1881 to 
Lucinda Love ; live in Dudenville, Mo. 4 children, viz : 

1243. Wm. Thomas Gasperson; b. 1882; d. Jan., 1883. 

1244. Cora Gasperson; b. 1883. 

1245. Burt Gasperson; b. 1884. 

1246. Name not given. 

MARY ANN Gasperson'' (1237) (Martha A.^ James M.^ Jane^ 
James^ SamneP, John^) ; b. 1858; m. 1877 Wm. B. Chrisman. 5 
children, viz : 

1247. George Washington Chrisman; b. 1878. 

1248. Fanny Lea Chrisman; b. 1882. 

1249. Susan Maud Chrisman ; b. 1885. 

1250. Ida May Chrisman; b. 1888. 

1251. Avery B. Chrisman; b. 1891. 

RACHEL JANE Gasperson^ (1238) (Martha A.^ James M.^ 
Jane*, James^ SamueP, John^) ; b. 1865; m. 1883 to Wm. M. Love, 
who was b. in 1862. They live in Dudenville, Mo. 5 children, viz: 

1253. Lillie May Love; b. 1884. 

1253. Bartie E. Love; b. 1886 (twin). 

1254. Burtie A. Love; b. 1886 (twin) ; d. 1886. 

1255. Edna R. Love; b. 1888. 

1256. Walter R. Love; b. 1892. 

CAROLINE MATILDA Inman« (1224) (James M.^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Aaron Pruitt, 6 children, viz: 

1257. Geo. M. Pruitt; m. Martha G. W. Baldwin. 6 children +. 

1258. Mary Elizabeth Pruitt; m. Geo, Crompton West. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

1259. Joel B. Pruitt; m. Maggie E. Williams. 1 child +. 



190 DESCENDA]!Q^TS OF 

1260. William F. Pruitt; b. 1870; probably d. young. 

1261. Louisa C. Pruitt +. 

1262. John T. Pruitt; b. 1880; living 1893 +. 

GEOEGE M. Pruitt (1257) ; b. 1862; m. 1884 to Martha G. W. 
Baldwin, b. 1868, d. 1888, dau. of Aires and Martha Mays Baldwin. 
2 children, viz : 

1263. Dora Elvira Pruitt; b. 1885. I 

1261. Jesse Elihu Pruitt; b. 1887; is said to have three boys, 
but it may be he has children by a second wife, as he 
married again to Rayney S. Baldwin, b. 1872, sister to 
first wife; lives at Pomona, Cal. 

MARY ELIZABETH Pruitt (1258); b. 1864; m. in 1883 to 
George Crompton West, b. 1856. In 1896 they lived at Aurora, Tex. 
4 children, viz: 

1265. James A. S. W^est; b. 1884; d. 1886. 

1266. Walter L. West; b. 1888. 

1267. Charles W. West; b. 1890. 

1268. Stella M. West; b. 1891. 

JOEL B. Pruitt (1259) ; b. 1866; m. 1891 to Maggie E. Will- 
iams, b. 1867, dau. of C. and W. E. Williams, farmer at Waco, Tex., 
1893. They have 1 child, viz : 

1269. Jessie W. Pruitt; b. 1892. 

LOUISA C. Pruitt (1261) ; b. 1874; m. 1896 to M. F. Trusell; 
living at Aurora, Tex., ISTov., 1896. They have 1 child, viz : 

1270. Son; b. Sept., 1896. Record incomplete. 

JOEL C. Inman« (1228) (James M.% Jane^ James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Millie C. Sellers Edge. 6 children, viz: 

1271. Susanna Inman; m. John W. Cobb. 4 children +. 

1272. Martha Louisa Inman; m. Edw. T. Cobb. 2 children +. 

1273. James M. Inman; m. Sue Wilkinson +. 

1274. Joel S. Inman; b. 1875. 

1275. Name not known; b. and d. 1878. 

1276. Margaret C. Inman; b. 1884. 



JOHX WALKER. 191 

SUSANNA Inman^ (1271) (JoeP, James M.^ Jane% James% 
Samuel-, John^) ; b. 1869; m. 1888 John W. Cobb, b. 1866, son of 
Thomas T. and Mahala Booth Cobb. Their home is at Boyd, Wise 
County, Tex. i children, viz: 

1277. Margaret Ann Cobb; b. 1889. 

1278. Astle Viola Cobb; b. 1891. 

1279. James D. Cobb; b. 1891. 

1280. Buena J. Cobb; b. 1895. 

MAETHA LOUISA Inman (1272); b. 1870; m. 1891 Edward 
T. Cobb( brother of John W. Cobb above), b. 1864, farmer at Boyd, 
Tex. 2 children, viz: 

1281. Maria Jane Cobb; b. 1892. 

1282. Joel Thomas Cobb; b. 1894. 



JAMES M. Inman (1273) ; b. 1872; m. 1895 Sue Wilkerson, b. 
1874, dau. of John P. and Fanny L. Pickens Wilkerson; farmer at 
Boyd, Texas. 

PAULINE E. Inman« (1229) (James M.^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; b. 1849; m. 1866 to Winfield Scott, b. 1847, d. 1894. 
Their home is in Spring Bluff, Mo. 14 children, viz : 

1283. Benj. F. Scott, twin; b. 1867; d. 1868. 

1284. William J. Scott, twin; b. 1867; d. 1868. 

1285. John H. Scott; m. Carrie E. Vieten. 1 child +. 

1286. Ella E. Scott; m. Chas. Walz. 1 child +. 

1287. Thomas A. Scott; b. 1874; d. 1875. 

1288. Eebecca A. Scott, twin; b. 1876; single, 1896. 

1289. Mary L. Scott, twin; b. 1876; m. 1895 to John E. Bacon, 

farmer at Bourbon, Mo. 

1290. James M. Scott; b. 1879. 

1291. Philip E. Scott; b. 1881. 

1292. Paulina C. Scott; b. 1883. 

1293. Ida B. Scott; b. 1885. 

1294. Nameless; b. and d. 1887. 

1295. Oscar Scott; b. 1889. 

1296. Not ascertained; probably d. in infancy. 



192 DESCENDANTS OF 

JOHN H. Scott (1285) ; b. 1869; m. 1895 to Carrie E. Yieten, 
dau. of Henry and Harriet C. Martin Vieten; farmer, Union, Mo., 
1896. 1 child, viz : 

1297. Ollie Scott; b. and d. 1896. 

ELLA E. Scott (1286) ; b. 1871; m. 1894 to Chas. Walz, son of 
Joseph A. and Jnstina Henstren Walz; he was b. in 1869; is a 
farmer at Spring Bluff, Franklin County, Mo. 1 child, viz: 

1298. Minnie P. Walz; b. and d. 1896. 

JULIA V. Inman" (1230) (James M.^ Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John!) ; b. 1850; m. 1868 to Marion S. Kelly, b. 1843, son of Elias 
and Marian Jennie Meeks Kelly; shoemaker. Mr. Kelly d. 1889. 
They are the parents of 3 children. She afterwards married Car- 
michael E. W. Glover, 1892, son of Harvey and Annie Branliam 
Glover; reside at Hoy P. 0., Ala.; no children by second marriage. 
3 children, viz : 

1299. Joel Shadrach Kelly; m. Deliah Glover. 4 cliildren +. 

1300. Charles Walker Kelly; m. Emma Lee Moon. 5 children+ 

1301. Andrew Jackson Kelly; m. Lee Anna Herrin. 2 chil- 

dren +. 

JOEL SHADEACH Kelly (1299), twin; b. 1868; m. 1885 
Deliah Glover, b. 1869, dau. of Wm. D. and Lucinda Green Glover; 
lives (1896) at Little Eock, Ark. 4 children, viz: 

1302. Eobert Edward Kelly; b. 1886. 

1303. John Wesley Kelly; b. 1889. 

1304. George Artis Kelly; b. 1893. 

1305. Joel Sidney Kelly; b. 1896. 

CHAELES WALKEE Kelly (1300) ; m. to Emma Lee Moon, 
b. 1868, dau. of John and Callie Moon Farmer, Berkle}^, Ala. ; had 
5 children, as follows : 

1306. Hattie Lee Kelly; b. 1886. 

1307. Willie Pearl Kelly; b. 1888. 

1308. Clarence Gordon Kelly; b. 1890. 

1309. Julia Eosanna Kelly; b. 1892. 

1310. Kannie L. Kelly; b. 1895. 



JOHN WALKER. 193 

ANDEEW JACKSON Kelly (1301) ; b. 1871; m. 1890 to Lee 
Anna Herrin, b. 1869; farmer, Berkley, Ala. (Jan., 1896). Two 
children, viz : 

1311. Clara May Kelly; b. 1891. 

1312. Otis Bennett Kelly; b. 1893. 

JOHN WASHINGTON Inman^ (1164) (Jane*, James% Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; b. 1818; m. 1837 Susan Jane Neal, b. 1818, d. 1869, 
dan. of John Neal and Eleanor Harrison; physician; d. 1893 in 
Oregon. 7 children, viz : 

1313. John Wesley Inman; b. 1838; d. 1842. 

1314. Martha C. Inman; b. 1841; d. 1845. 

1315. Mary E. Inman; b. 1843; m. 1859 to Jos. A. Eussell; 

lived only about a month after marriage. 

1316. James M. Inman; b. 1845 ; d. 1853. 

1317. Clemenza Clementine Inman; b. 1850; m. 1876 to John 

Henry Gunter, son of William and Mary Gunter, b. 
1843; farmer, McBurg, Tenn., 1895. They were the 
parents of 7 children +. 

1318. Cerilda Ellen Inman; b. 1848 (this should properly be 

5th child instead of 6th) ; m. 1869 to Dr. J. T. Johnson, 
who died in 1882 without issue; m. (2) in 1882 to John 
E. Baker. She was divorced from him. They were the 
parents of one child. 

1319. William Baker Inman; b. about 1852; d. in infancy. 

CLEMENZA CLEMENTINE Inman (1317); m. John Henry 

Gunter. 7 children, viz: 

1320. James Turner Gunter; b. and d. about 1877. 

1321. Maggie Lee Gunter; b. 1879. 

1322. Ellen Blanche Gunter; b. 1880. 

1323. Laura Helen Gunter; b. 1882. 

1324. Bertha May Gunter; b. 1884. 

1325. Glover Boone Gunter; b. 1888. 

1326. Mary Jane Gunter; b. 1894. 

CEEILDA ELLEN Inman (1318) ; m. (1) Dr. J. T. Johnson; 
j m. (2) John E. Baker; m. (3) Benjamin W. Tomlin in 1887, son 
of B. W. and Nancy L. Tomlin. 2 children, viz : 

1327. Clemmie Clio Baker; b. 1885. 

, 1328. Henry Clarence Tomlin; b. 1888. 

tl6 



194 DESCENDANTS OF 

WILLIAM H. Inman" (1165) (Jane*, James^ SaniueP, Johni) ; 
H. 1821-; d. 1887; m. about 1859 to Francis J. J. Curry, b. 1840, 
daii. of Robert F. and Julia Curry. 4 children, viz : 

1329 Robert Walker Inman; b. 1860; d. 1895. He was drown- 
ed in New York Bay, being in a yacht which was run 
down. All the rest were saved. 

1330. Jane Francis Inman; b. 1865; m. 1892 to William Payne, 

son of William Payne; no children (1896). 

1331. Willie Lee Inman (girl) ; b. 1866; single in Oct., 1896. 

1332. Marguerite Inman; b. 1868; m. 1892 or 1893 to West- 

moreland de La War Davis; no children (1896). 

JOEL C. Inman'' (1166) (Jane*, James^ SamueP, John^) ; b. 
Oct. 10, 1824; m. March 5, 1846, to Sophia J. Hinton, b. 1826, d. 
1893, dau. of Clayton B. Hinton and Sarah Richardson; lives (1895) 
Eugene, Oregon. They were the parents of 12 children. He was m. 
(2) in 1896 to Henrietta B. Gore. 12 children, viz: 

1333. William C. Inman; b. 1847; m. 1867 to Sarah J. Jeans, 

b. 1852, dau. of William and Susan Gibson Jeans; 
lives (1896) at Long Tom, Oregon. 9 children +. 

1334. John T. Inman ; b. 1849 ; m. in 1869 to Lucinda M. Duck- 

worth, b. 1852, dau. of Isaac and Julia Kent Duckworth; 
farmer and carpenter, Elmira, Oregon. 3 children +. 

1335. Job H. Inman; b. 1851; d. Oct. 4, 1852, in Cascade 

Mountains. 

1336. James M. Inman; b. Aug. 4, 1852; d. 1859. 

1337. Joel F. Inman; b. 1855; m. 1877 to Edith A. Jeans, b. 

1855, dau. of William and Susan Gibson Jeans; farmer, 
Long Tom, Oregon, 1896. 3 children +. 

1338. Sarali I. Inman ; b. 1857 ; m. 1876 to James P. Zumalt, b. 

1854, farmer, son of Isaac and Jane Doak Zumalt, El- 
mira, Oregon, 1896. 4 children +. 

1339. Joseph S. Inman; b. 1859; d. 1884. 

1340. Varian A. Inman; b. 1860; m. 1877 to John A. Jeans, b. 

1857, son of William and Susan Gibson Jeans, farmer. 
Long Tom, Oregon. They are the parents of four chil- 
dren +. 

1341. Warren W. Inman; b. 1864; m. 1890 to Mattie E. Currie, 



JOHN WALKER. 195 

b. 1863, dau. of Algernon Sidney and Eebecca McElren- 
ny Currie, February, 1896; no issue. 
1343. Benjamin P. Inman ; b. 1865 ; m. 1889 to Lillie C. Elliott, 
b. 1870, dau. of Nathan S. and Martha Yates Elliott; 
farmer, Elmira, Oregon. 1 child +. 

1343. Annie E. Inman; b. 1869 ; m. 1891 to Harry L. Brown, b. 

1866, son of John E. and Mary O'Neal Brown, teacher, 
Long Tom, Oregon. 1 child +. 

1344. Charles W. Inman; b. 1871; m. 1891 Bernice E. Deming, 

b. 1874, dau. of Franklin F. and Mary E. O'Neal Dem- 
ing; farmer, Elmira, Oregon. 3 children +. 

BENJAMIN P. Inman (1343) ; m. Lillie C. Elliot. They had 
1 child, viz : 

1343a. Ira M. Inman; b. 1893. 

ANNIE E. Inman (1343); m. Harry L. Brown. They had 1 
child, viz : 

1345. Lee Madison Brown; b. 1897. 

WILLIAM C. Inman« (1333) (Joel C.^ Jane% James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Sarah J. Jeans. They had 9 children, viz: 

1346. Son; b. and d. 1868. 

1347. James T. Inman; b. 1869. 

1348. Susan J. Inman; b. 1873 ; m. 1891 to Samuel Tracer. He 

was b. 1871, son of Michael and Sarah Eeckard Tracer; 
farmer. 3 children +. 

1349. Nellie F. Inman: b. 1874: m. 1894 to Marion F. Horn. 

son of James W. and Nancy E. Pope Horn, teacher and 
minister. 1 child +. 

1350. William C. Inman; b. 1877. 

1351. Eena M. Inman; b. 1880. 
1353. John 0. Inman; b. 1883. 

1353. Annie E. Inman; b. 1885. 

1354. Ora P. Inman; b. 1888. 

SUSAN J. Inman (1348) : m. Samuel Tracer. They had 3 chil- 
dren, viz : 

1355. Lottie M. Tracer: b. 1893. 

1356. Lessie L. Tracer: b. 1893. 

1357. Hattie M. Tracer : b. 1895. 



196 DESCENDANTS OF 

NELLIE F. Inman (1349) ; m. Marion F. Horn. They had 1 
child, viz : ^ 

1358. Ernest M. Horn; b. 1895. 

JOHN T. Inman^ (1334) (Joel C.^ Jane*, James", SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Lucinda M. Duckworth. They had 3 children, viz: 

1359. Lillie J. Inman; b. 1870; m. 1891 Frederick Yates, son 

of James H. and Barbara Dibert Yates. 1 child +. 

1360. Ira A. Inman; b. 1874. 

1361. Bertie V. Inman; b. 1878. 

LILLIE J. Inman (1359) ; m. F. Yates. They had 1 child, viz: 

1362. Lula Yates; b. 1892. 

JOEL F. Inman^ (1337) (Joel C.^ Jane*, James', SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Edith A. Jeans. They are the parents of 3 children, viz : 

1363. Carey E. Inman (son) ; b. 1878. 

1364. Jessie J. Inman (girl) ; b. 1882. 

1365. Dorothy Inman; b. 1892. 

SAEAH I. Inman« (1338) (Joel C.^ Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. James P. Zumalt. They are the parents of four chil- 
dren, viz : 

1366. Nora L. Zumalt; b. 1877. 

1367. Eeece J. Zumalt; b. 1879. 

1368. Clarence J. Zumalt; b. 1881. 

1369. Ina E. Zumalt (girl) ; b. 1888. 

VAEIAN A. Inman« (1340) (Joel C.^ Jane*, James% SamueP, 
John^ ) ; m. John A. Jeans. They are the parents of 4 children, viz : 

1370. Dalton Jeans; b. and d. 1881. 

1371. William S. Jeans; b. 1884. 

1372. Joel C. Jeans; b. 1890. 

1373. Gladys Otoma Jeans; b. 1890. 

CHAELES W. Inman® (1344) (Joel C.^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. Bemice E. Deming. They are the parents of three 
children, viz : 




Walker Pattersox Ixmax. 



JOHN WALKEK. 197 

1374. Pearly B. Inman; b. 1892. 

1375. Warren Irnnan; b. 1894. 

1376. Son; b. June 17, 1896; name not ascertained. 

WALKEE PATTERSON Inman^ (1167) (Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; b. 1828; m. 1858 to Cordelia Dick, b. 1840, dau. of 
Henry J. and Sarah Peck Dick. 

WALKER PATTERSON^ INMAN (1167). 

Walker Patterson Inman, a retired cotton merchant and capitalist 
of prominence of Atlanta, Ga., was born near Huntsville, Ala., June, 
1828, his parents being descendants of Revolutionary ancestry. 

When quite young he was left an orphan and was taken by his 
brother, Shadrach W. Inman of Dandridge, Tenn. He was given 
an education and trained for a business life. To his brother, who is 
still living at the age of eighty-three years, he attributes much of 
whatever success he may have attained. When quite young Mr. In- 
man became a partner with his brother in the mercantile business 
and was fairly prosperous. He was married in 1858 to Miss Cordelia 
Dick of Dandridge, Tenn., and has four children living. 

At the beginning of the Civil War he was doing a prosperous bank- 
ing business in Atlanta. In common with the business men of the 
South, he found his fortune largely swept away by the war, but with 
energy and patience he went to work to place his family in comfort- 
able circumstances. His success has been constant, and as the reward 
of business skill, foresight and honesty, he found himself able, in 
1892, to retire from business with an ample fortune. 

He is one of a group of dauntless men of the South whose energy 
and well directed efforts proved so beneficial to the peoj^le of their 
section. 

In 1869 he became a leading member of the great cotton firm of 
S. M. Inman & Co., of Atlanta, Ga., and Inman & Co., of Houston, 
Texas. His long experience as a banker fitted him particularly for 
handling the financial department of a business, the largest of its 
kind in the world and covering some twenty million dollars annually. 
The phenomenal success of the firm was largely secured by his assist- 
ance. 

Upon retiring from business his interest was given into the worthy 
hands of his two sons, William H. and John W. Inman, 



198 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

The guiding instincts of Mr. Inman's life have been devotion to 
his home, family, friends and church, and a strict sense of business 
integrity, with a broad and liberal charity toward his fellow men. 
His hand has ever been open to those in distress, and he enjoys the 
universal esteem of the community. In a quiet way he has attained 
that success most to be desired in this life — a good home, a family 
raised in the fear of God, the ability and disposition to help those 
who need help and the approval of his conscience in feeling that his 
success in life has been due to honest methods and moral principles. 
— Page 404, Yol. II, America's Successful Men, 1896. 

S. W. Inman has died since publication of this volume. 
Walker Patterson Inman and wife were the parents of four chil- 
dren, vis : 

1377. Mary Inman; b. 1862 ; m. 1881 to James E. Gray, b. 1859, 

son of John W. and Sarah Venable Gray. 5 children +. 

1378. William H. Inman; b. 1863; m. 1890 to Nanaline Holt, 

b. 1869, dau. of Thaddeus and Florine Russell Holt; 
cotton merchant, Atlanta, Ga. 2 children +. 
1375. John Walter Inman; b. 1870 ; m. 1897 to Frank 0. Clark, 
dau. of Frank and Ruth Doughty Clark. 2 children +. 

1380. Harriet Francis Inman; b. 1872; m. 1892 to Morris 

Brandon, b. 1863, son of ISTathan and Minerva Morris 
Brandon; no issue. 

MARY Inman (1377) ; m. James R. Gray. They are the parents 
of 5 children, viz: 

1381. Jennis Gray; b. 1883; attending school in Baltimore, Md. 

1382. Cordelia Gray; b. 1884; attending school in Baltimore, 

Maryland. 

1383. Inman Gray; b. 1886. 

1384. Hattie Fannie Gray; b. 1887. 

1385. Richard Gray; b. 1890. 

WILLIAM H. Inman^ (1378) (Walker P.^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. Florine Russell. They are the parents of 2 chil- 
dren, viz : 

1386. William H. Inman; b. 1891; d. 1892. 

1387. Walker P. Inman ; b. 1894. 



JOHN WALKER. 199 

JOHN WALTEE Inman« (1379) (Walker P.^ Jane*, JalIles^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Frank C. Clark. They are the parents of two 
children, viz : 

1388. Son; b. and d. May 6, 1898. 

1389. Cordelia Dick Inman; b. March 18, 1899. 

ELIZABETH Inman^ (1169) (Jane*, James^ SanrneP, John^) ; 
b. 1815 ; m. Joseph P. WoodrufE in 1831, b. 1809. She d. 1875. He 
d. 1863. She m. (3) William Heatheock in 1867. She had 9 chil- 
dren by her first marriage, but none by her second. 9 children, viz ,• 

1390. Benjamin W. Woodruff; b. 1832; d. 1883 or 1884; m. 

1854 to Catherine M. Enloe. 7 children +. 

1391. John M. Woodruff; b. 1833; m. 1854 Elizabeth Arm- 

strong, b. 1833, dau. of John and Mary Farrar Arm- 
strong; farmer, Argo, Mo. 7 children +. 
1393. Sarah J. Woodruff; b. 1835 ; d. 1883 ; m. 1853 to John. T. 

Williams, b. 1831, son of Joseph P. and McLard 

Williams, farmer. 10 children +. 

1393. Francis E. Woodruff; b. 1838; m. 1858 to Lewis Warren. 

He is dead. She d. in 1859. 1 child +. 

1394. James A. Woodruff; b. 1840; m. 1867 to Kate Renick, b. 

1840, dau. of William and Julia A. Enloe Eenick; lives 
(1896) Sullivan, Mo. 4 children +. 

1395. Albert H. Woodruff; b. 1843; m. 1867 to Matilda Carter, 

b. , dau. of George C. and Margaret Ann ISToblet 

Carter. They were the parents of 11 children +. 

1396. Julia A. Woodruff; b. 1845; d. 1863. 

1397. Mary Henrietta Woodruff; b. 1851; m. 1869 to William 

H. Wyatt, b. 1846, son of Gideon P. and Matilda Weir 
Wyatt, farmer and teacher, Wenton, Kas. They are the 
parents of 3 children +. 

1398. Amanda Woodruff ; b. 1848 ; m. 1866 to John L. McCune ; 

lives at Oak Hill, Mo., 1893. 4 children +. 

FRANCES E. Woodruff (1393) ; m. Lewis Warren. They had 
1 child, viz: 

1399. James I. Warren; b. and d. about 1859. 

1400. Name not known. 



200 DESCENDANTS OF 

BENJAMIN W. Woodruff^ (1390) (Elizabeth% Jane*, Ja^les^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Catherine M. Enloe. They are the parents of 
the following 7 children : 

1401. Sarah M. Woodruff; b. and d. 1856. 

1402. Mary Woodruff; b. 1858 ; d. single in 1884. 

1403. Elizabeth Woodruff; b. 1859; m. about 1874 to William 

Sanders. 6 children +. 

1404. James H. Woodruff; b. 1860; single in 1892. 

1405. Charles E. Woodruff ; b. 1866 ; m. 1890 to Catherine Biehl, 

b. 1867, dau. of Michael and Barbare E. Sullivan Biehl; 
farmer, Japan, Mo. 2 children +. 

1406. Tillie C. Woodruff; b. 1869; m. 1888; d. 1891; was m. 

to Samuel Bacon, b. 1867, son of Zachariah and Susan 
Woodruff Bacon. 2 children +. 

1407. Dora I. Woodruff; b. 1871; m. 1889 Thomas E. Lock- 

hart, b. 1867, son of Walter 0. and Susan Sanders Lock- 
hart, farmer, Japan, Mo. In April, 1892, 1 child, viz: 
1408. Elzada May Lockhart; b. 1891. 

JOHN M. Woodruff^ (1391) (Elizabeth^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. Elizabeth Armstrong. They are the parents of 7 
children, viz: 

1409. Thomas P. Woodruff; b. 1855; m. about 1877 to Irene 

Eldredge, dau. of Burgess Eldredge and Daisy Jump — 
(not legible). 1 child +. 

1410. James M. Woodruff; b. 1857; m. 1877 to Sarah Lee, dau. 

of V. D. Lee and Polly Smith Lee. She d. in 1889. 
They are the parents of 4 children. He married (2) in 
1891 Mary Palmer, b. 1872, dau. of William and Sarah 
Trovenger Palmer; farmer, Argo, Mo., 1895. 2 chil- 
dren +. 

1411. Mary E. Woodruff; b. 1859; m. about 1877 to James 

Mitchell, farmer, Japan, Mo., 1892. 3 children +. 

1412. Sarah M. Woodruff; b. 1862; m. about 1883 to John 

Mitchell. 2 children +. 

1413. John J. Woodruff; b. 1866; m. 1887 to Fannie Wicks, b. 

1859, dau. of S. E. and Annie Hodgson Wicks ; farmer, 
Owensville, Mo., 1896. 3 children +. 

1414. Clemma Ann Woodruff ; b. 1868 ; m. 1888 to Titus Kector, 



JOHN WALKER. 201 

b. 1866, son of Alfred Burton and Leraah Shook Eector, 
farmer in 1896, Oak Hill, Mo. 3 children +. 
1415. Harvey Woodruff; b. 1871 ; m. 1891 to Emma Havenor, b. 
1874, dan. of H. T. and Edna Wisman Havenor ; farmer, 
Argo, Mo., 1896. 1 child, viz : 
1416. Child; b. and d. 1892. 

SAEAH J. Woodruff^ (1392) (Elizabeth^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. John T. Williams. 10 children, viz: 

1417. John W. Williams; b. 1853; d. 1854. 

1418. James M. Williams; b. 1854; m. 1886 to Viola J. Daugh- 

erty, b. 1866, dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth Brock Daugh- 
erty; farmer, Stella, Mo., 1894. They are the parents 
of 4 children +. 

1419. Joseph Peter Williams; b. 1856; d. 1862. 

1420. Benjamin Sanford Williams; b. 1859; m. 1883 to Flor- 

ence L. Eoy, b. 1869, d. 1894, dau. of Newton L. and 
Elizabeth Buress Eoy. They are the parents of 3 chil- 
dren +. 

1421. William McClellan Williams; b. 1861 ; d. 1862. 

1422. Albert H. Williams; b. 1864; m. 1855 to Mary C. Daugh- 

erty, b. 1868, dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth Brock Daugh- 
erty. They are the parents of 4 children +. 

1423. Nina Eoy Williams; b. 1866; m. in 1886 to Gilbert Bald- 

win. He d. 1887. 1 child. She m. (2) in 1889 John 
Eob, b. 1860, son of Newton L. and Elizabeth Burris 
Eob, farmer. 3 children +. 

1424. Elizabeth Williams; b. 1869; m. 1885 to Horace A. 

Daugherty, son of Josiah and Elizabeth Brock Daugh- 
erty, farmer, Fairland, I. T., 1894. 3 children +. 

1425. Thomas Williams; b. 1872; d. 1881. 

1426. Sarah Catherine Williams; b. 1876; m. 1890 to George 

May, b. 1868, son of John May and Kimbro May, 

farmer, Exeter, Mo., 1894. They are the parents of one 
child, viz: 

1427. Grace K May; b. 1892. 

JAMES A. Woodruff « (1394) (Elizabeth^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. Kate Eenick. They are the parents of 4 children, 
viz: 



202 DESCENDANTS OF 

1428. Clara Woodruff; b. 1869; m. 1894 to Jacob L. Wangle, b. 

1869, son of Joseph and Nancy E. Sanders ISTangle, 
farmer, Oak Hill, Mo. 1 child +. 

1429. Julia A. Woodruff; b. 1872; single, 1896. 

1430. Benjamin T. Woodruff; b. 1876. 

1431. Ella M. AVoodruff; b. 1878; single, 1896. 

CLAEA Woodruff (1428) ; m. Jacob L. Nable. They had 1 child, 
viz: 

1432. Violet E. Nagle; b. 1896. 

ALBEET H. Woodruff^ (1395) (Elizabeth^ Jane*, James', Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. Matilda Carter. They are the parents of the fol- 
lowing 11 children: 

1433. J. Edward Woodruff; b. 1868 ; m. 1880 to Maud J. Cram, 

b. 1870, dau. of Henry and Mary E. Kinsey Cram. 
They are the parents of 2 children +. 

1434. William Lafayette Woodruff; b. 1870; single, 1896. 

1435. Martha Anne Woodruff; b. 1873. 

1436. Samuel Alex. Woodruff; b. 1875. 

1437. Harry Woodruff; b. 1878. 

1438. Walter Smith Woodruff ; b. 1880. 

1439. Georgia Henrietta Woodruff; b. 1882; d. 1885. 

1440. Sophia Woodruff; b. 1886. 

1441. Maud Woodraff; b. 1888. 

1442. Susie Woodruff; b. 1890. 

1443. '^Criss" Woodruff; b. 1893. 

MAEY HENEIETTA Woodruff" (1397) (Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James^ SamueP, John^) ; m. William H. Wyatt. They are the par- 
ents of 2 children, viz : 

1444. Francis Wyatt; b. 1871. 

1445. Susie C. Wyatt; b. 1873; m. 1889 to Eobert S. Armour, 

b. 1863, son of John and Jane Stewart Armour, school 
teacher and farmer, Sedgwick County, Kas., 1892. 2 
children. 

. AMANDA Woodruff^ (1398) (Elizabeth^ Jane*, James', Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. John L. VcCune. They are the parents of 4 chil- 
dren, viz: 



JOHN WALKER. 203 

1446. Fannie McCune; b. 1867; m. 1889 to Alfred Kector. 3 

children +. 

1447. Nancy J. McCune; b. 1872; single, 1892. 

1448. Laura McCune; b. 1876. 

1449. Elbert McCune; b. 1879. 

ELIZABETH Woodruff^ (1403) (Benjamin W.% Elizabeth^ 
Jane*, James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. William Sanders. They are the 
23arents of 6 children, viz : 

1450. Mary Etta Sanders ; b. 1875. 

1451. Sarah M. Sanders; b. 1877. 

1452. Susie Sanders; b. 1881; d. before 189t. 

1453. John W. Sanders; b. 1883. 

1454. Frank Emery Sanders ; b. 1885. 

1455. Grace W. Sanders; b. 1889. 

CHAELES E. Woodruff^ (1405) (Benjamin W.^ Elizabeth^ 
Jane*, James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Catherine Biehl. They are the 
parents of 2 children, viz ; 

1456. Benjamin Leslie Woodruff ; b. 1890. 

1457. Nana Pearl Woodruff; b. 1892. 

TILLIE C. Woodruff^ (1406) (Benjamin W.^ Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James', SamueP, John^) ; m. Samuel Bacon. They are the parents 
of the 2 following children : 

1458. Guy Edward Bacon ; b. 1889 ; d. 1891. 

1459. Samuel Siebert Bacon; b. 1891. 

THOMAS P. Woodruff^ (1409) (John M.% Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James', SamueP, John^) ; m. Irene Eldredge. They are the parents 
of 1 child, viz: 

1460. Thomas Woodruff; b. 1878. 

He married (2) Clemma Melton Woodruff, They are the parents 
of the 5 following children: 

1461. Frank Woodruff; b. 1882. 

1462. Newton P. Woodruff; b. 1884. 

1463. Jesse Woodruff (boy) ; b. 1887. 

1464. Harvey Woodruff; b. 1894. 

1465. Daniel Woodruff; b. 1896 (name not certain). 



204 DESCENDANTS OF 

JAMES M. Woodruff^ (1410) (John M.% Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Sarah Lee. They are the parents of 
4 children, viz : 

1466. Minnie C. WoodrufE; b. 1878; d. young. 

1467. Newton Woodruff; b. 1880; d. young. 

1468. Mary Woodruff ; b. 1883 ; d. young. 

1469. James Marion Woodruff; b. 1887; d. young. 

James M. Woodruff and his second wife, Mary Palmer, are the 
parents of 2 children, viz : 

1470. Jesse (boy) Woodruff; b. 1892. 

1471. Etnie (girl) A. Woodruff; b. 1894. 

MAEY E. Woodruff^ (1411) (John M.^ Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. James Mitchell. They are the parents 
of 3 children, viz : 

1472. Arethusa Mitchell; b. 1878. 

1473. Frank Mitchell; b. 1881. 

1474. John T. Mitchell; b. 1884. 

SAEAH M. Woodruff^ (1412) (John M.^ Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. John Mitchell. They are the parents 
of 2 children, viz : 

1475. William H. Mitchell; b. 1884. 

1476. Mary V. Mitchell; b. 1886. 

JOHN J. Woodruff^ (1413) (John M.% Elizabeth% Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Fannie Wicks. They are the parents 
of 3 children, viz : 

1477. "Claudie" Woodruff (sex not ascertained) ; b. 1890. 
. 1478. Maud Woodruff; b. 1891. 

1479. Annie E. Woodruff; b. 1896. 

CLEMMA ANN Woodruff^ (1414) (John M.«, Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Titus Eector. They are the parents 
of 3 children, viz: 

1480. Mattie E. Eector; b. 1899. 

1481. Elmer M. Eector; b. 1893. 

1482. Ethel Eector; b. 1895. 



JOHN WALKER. 205 

JAMES M. Williams'' (1418) (Sarah®, Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Viola J. Daugherty. They are the 
parents of 4 children, viz : 

1483. Orin Harlan Williams ; b. 1886 ; d. 1887. 

1484. Orie Enth Williams; b. 1889. 

1485. Porter Amos Williams; b. 1890. 

1486. Herman E. Williams; b. 1893. 

BENJAMIN SANFORD Williams^ (1420) (Sarah% Elizabeth^ 
Jane*, James^ SamueP, John^) ; m. Florence M. Roy. They are 
the parents of 3 children, viz : 

1487. Kora E. Williams; b. 1884. 

1488. Charles H. Williams; b. 1886. 

1489. Cora M. Williams; b. 1892. 

ALBERT H. Williams^ (1422) (Sarah% Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Mary C. Dougherty. They are the 
parents of 4 children, viz : 

1490. Frank Williams; b. and d. 1886. 

1491. Burl Williams ; b. 1887 ; d. 1888. 

1492. Clara Williams; b. and d. 1890 (twin). 

1493. Clarence Williams; b. and d. 1890 (twin). 

NINA ROY Williams^ (1423) (Sarah^ Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James% SamueP, John^) ; m. (1) Gilbert L. Nagle. 1 child by this 
marriage. She m. (2) John Rob. They had 3 children. 4 chil- 
dren, viz : 

1494. Ellen Baldwin ; b. 1887 ; d. 1891. 

1495. Leonard Roy Rob; b. 1890. 

1496. Mary Rob; b. 1893. 

Child b. about 1894, name not given. 

ELIZABETH Williams^ (1424) (Sarah", Elizabeth^ Jane*, 
James% SamueP, John^) ; m. Horace A. Dougherty. 3 children, 
viz: 

1497. Meney Dougherty; b. 1887; d. 1891. 

1498. Jesse J. Dougherty (boy) ; b. 1891. 

1499. Clemey Dougherty; b. 1893. 



206 DESCENDANTS OF 

J. EDWAED WoodrufE^ (1433) (Albert H.% Elizabeth^ Jane% 
James% SamueP, John^) ; m. Maud J. Cram. They are the parents 
of 2 children, viz: 

1500. Grace Woodruff; b. and d. 1893. 

1501. Vera Fern Woodruff; b. 1893. 

FANNIE McCune^ (1446) (Amanda% Elizabeth^ Jane% 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Alfred Eector. They are the parents 
of 2 children, viz : 

1502. Charles Eector; b. 1890. 

1503. John H. Eector; b. 1892. 

JANE Inman^ (1169) (Jane*, James% SamueP, John^) ; b. 
1817; m. (1) Thomas Ferguson, 1834. He d. about 1840. They 
are the parents of 4 children. She m. (2) George W. Woodruff about 
1842. He was b. in 1780 and d. in 1863. She was at last accounts 
(1891) in Bourbon, Mo. 6 children. The 10 children are: 

1504. Sally Ann Ferguson; b. about 1836; d. 1874; m. 1851 to 

Joseph Eowland, b. 1831; was farmer Gasconade Co., 
Mo. ; d. 1892. 11 children +. 

1505. Thomas H. Ferguson (twin) ; b. 1840; m. (1) 1864 Sarah 

A. Trimble or Tremmel (think latter), b. about 1843, d. 
1882, dau. of William and Catherine Brown Tremmel; 
physician. They are the parents of 8 children. He m. 
(2) Ehoda Foun in about 1865. 4 children +. 

1506. William Ferguson, twin; b. 1840: m. 1865: d. 1892; m. 

Julia Enloe, b. 1841, dau. of William and Eebecca Gas- 
person Enloe. 8 children +. 

1507. Nancy Ferguson; b. about 1837; d. 1852. 

1508. Susan J. Woodruff; b. 1843; m. 1864 to Zachariah F. 

Bacon, b. 1840, son of Eeuben and Onie Hale Bacon. 
They are the parents of 8 children +. 

1509. George W. Woodruff; b. 1848; m. 1867 to Susan A. Eow- 

land, b. 1850, dau. of Archibald Eowland, m. Carry 
Ann Mitchell; farmer in 1896, Bourbon, Mo. They 
are the parents of 6 children +. 

1510. John A. Woodruff; b. 1851; m. 1876 to Julia M. Har- 

mon, b. 1858, d. 1881, dau. of John and Margaret Is- 
grigs Harmon; farmer, Bourbon, Mo. They are the 



JOHN WALKER. 207 

parents of 4 children. He m. (2) Hattie L. Crow, b. 
1864, dau. of Ross and Betse)^ Sullivan Crow. 5 chil- 
dren +. 

1511. Margaret Woodrutf; b. 1847; d. 1860. 

1512. James Woodruff; b. 1853; d. 1860. 

1513. Francis Woodruff; b. 1855; d. 1860. 

SALLY AJ^N Ferguson^ (1504) (Jane^, Jane*, James^, Sam- 
uel-, John^) ; m. Joseph Rowland. They are the parents of 11 chil- 
dren, viz: 

1514. Susan Jane Rowland; b. 1852; m. 1869 to Hugh A. Har- 

rison, Rico, Cal. Record incomplete. 

1515. Joseph Rowland; b. 1855; m. 1893 to Mary Hartman, b. 

1870, dau. of Elias and Martha J. Lockhart Hartman. 
2 children +. 

1516. Archibald Rowland; b. 1857; d. 1885; single. 

1517. Andrew T. Rowland; b. 1859; m. 1879 to Ellen Green, 

b. 1861, dau. of Samuel and Jane Peat Green; farmer, 
Argo, Mo. 7 children +. 

1518. James A. Rowland; b. 1861; m. 1886 to Eliza W. Brown, 

b. 1870, dau. of John W. and Mary E. Rodgers; Tea 
P. 0., Mo. ; farmer, 1894. 4 children +. 

1519. Sarah C. Rowland; b. 1864; m. 1890 to David Taylor, b. 

1821, d. 1895 ; farmer. 1 child +. 

1520. John W. Rowland; b. 1866; d. 1883. 

1521. Laura A. Rowland ; b. 1868 ; m. 1891 to William Mason, 

b. 1866, son of John J. and Nancy J. Brown Mason; 
physician, Argo, Mo., 1896. 2 children +. 

1522. Etta V. Rowland; b. 1870; d. 1884. 

1523. Mary E. Rowland (twin); b. 1874; m. 1894 Chas. E. 

Bacon, b. 1871, son of S. E. and M. A. Shotwell Bacon; 
farmer, Argo, Mo., 1897. 1 child +. 

1524. Martha Rowland; b. 1874; d. in infancy (twin). 

SARAH C. Rowland (1519) ; m. David Taylor. They had one 
child, viz : 

1525. Ruth D. Taylor; b. 1894. 

MARY E. Rowland (1523) ; m. Chas. E. Bacon. They had one 
child, viz: 

1526. Annie Violet Bacon; b. 1894. 



208 DESCENDANTS OF 

THOMAS H. Ferguson'' (1505) (Jane^ Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Sarah A. Tremmel. They are the parents of 7 chil- 
dren, viz: 

1527. William Ferguson; b. 1865; m. 1896 to Eliza Beezly. In 

August, 1897, they had no children; Topaz, Mo. 

1528. George Ferguson; b. 1867; m. Sarah Hensley; Bourbon, 

Mo.; record incomplete. 

1529. James Ferguson; b. 1869 ; m. about 1894 Nora Thurman; 

Stanton, Mo. 

1530. Cora B. Ferguson; b. 1871; m. 1889 to James Wetherby; 

Bourbon, Mo. Eecord incomplete. 

1531. Nelly Ferguson; b. 1873; m. 1891 to John Patton. She 

d. in 1896. Eecord incomplete. 

1532. Walker Ferguson (twin) ; b. 1879. 

1533. Walter Ferguson (twin) ; b. 1879. 

Thomas H. Ferguson and his second wife, Ehoda Foun, are the 
parents of the following 4 children : 

1534. Oscar Ferguson; b. 1886. 

1535. Arthur Ferguson; b. 1888. 

1536. Claude Ferguson; b. 1890. 

1537. Lela Ferguson; b. 1896. 

WILLIAM Ferguson® (1506) (Jane^ Jane*, James% SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Julia Enloe. They are the parents of 8 children, viz: 

1538. Mary Ferguson; b. 1866; m. 1886 to John Jost, b. 1866, 

son of Peter and Helena Gier Jost ; farmer, Japan, Mo., 
1897. 4 children +. 

1539. Herman Ferguson; b. 1867; m. 1889 to Ida Sneed, b. 

1872, dau. of James M. and Susan E. Maupin Sneed; 
farmer. Tea P. 0., Mo., 1897. They are the parents of 
5 children +. 

1540. John T. Ferguson; b. 1869; m. Lillie Keeney. Eecord 

incomplete. 

1541. Eosa C. Ferguson; b. 1871; m. 1889 to Thomas Chap- 

man, b. 1859, son of Lyman and Susan Wear Chap- 
man; farmer, Japan, Mo., 1897. 5 children +. 

1542. William Ferguson; b. 1873; m. Josie Eenick; Japan, Mo. 

Eecord incomplete. 



JOHN WALKER. 209 

1543. Minnie Lee Ferguson; b. 1882; d. 1896. 

1544. Ferguson; d. young. Order of birth unknown. 

1545. Ferguson; d. young. Order of birth unknown. 

SUSAN" J. Woodruff^ (1508) (Jane% Jane*, James^ Samuel', 
John^) ; m. Zachariah F. Bacon. They are the parents of 8 chil- 
dren, viz: 

1546. William E. Bacon; b. 1865; single, 1893; m. later to Ada 

Burris. 

1547. Samuel Bacon; b. 1867; m. 1887 to Lillie Woodruff, b. 

1869, d. 1891. They are the parents of 2 children +. 

1548. Dora Bacon; b. 1870; m. 1887 to Clark Z. Libhart, b. 

1861, son of William H. H. and Sarah J. Zarr Libhart; 
farmer, Bourbon, Mo., 1897. They are the parents of 4 
children +. 

1549. Elizabeth Bacon; b. 1872; m. 1889 to Edward C. Thur- 

mond, Bourbon, Mo. She d. in 1896. They are the 
parents of 2 children +. 

1550. George Bacon; b. 1875. 

1551. John R. Bacon; b. 1878; m. 1895 to Lou Scott. 

1552. Lena J. Bacon; b. 1881; d. 1884. 

1553. Charles Emery Bacon; b. 1885; d. 1889. 

GEOEGE W. Woodruff^ (1509) (Jane^ Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John^). His home is at Bourbon, Mo.; m. Susan A. Eowland. 6 
children, viz: 

1554. John T. Woodruff; b. 1868; is with the St. Louis & San 

Francisco E. E. Co. as Assistant General Solicitor. His 
home is in St. Louis, Mo.; m. (1) Jessie May Doak in 
1896. She d. July 24, 1899. They had 1 child; m. (2) 
at Lamar, Mo., Oct. 29, 1901, to Lydia A. Brand, dau. 
of August F. and Lydia Brand +. 

1555. William H. Woodruff ] b. 1870 ; m. 1891 to Maud S. Seay, 

b. 1867, dau. of Edward and Gracia E. Pomrov Seay. 
1 child +. 

1556. Lester Woodruff; b. 1875; single in 1896. 

1857. Ferdinand Woodruff; b. 1884. 

1858. Twin; d. in infancy. 

1859. Twin; d. in infancy. 

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210 DESCENDANTS OF 

JOHN T. Woodruff (1554) ; m. Jessie M. Doak. They had 1 
child, viz : 

1554a. Jessiemine Woodruff: b. Xov. 13, 1898. 

WILLIAM H. Woodruff (1555) and wife, Maud S. Seay, had 1 
child, viz : 

1555a. Evelyn Woodruff; b. 1893. 

JOHN A. Woodruff^ (1510) (Jane% Jane^ James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Julia M. Harmon. They are the parents of 4 children, 
viz: 

1560. Minnie L. Woodruff; b. 1877; single in 1897. 

1561. Margaret Woodruff; b. 1878; d. 1881. 

1562. Susan B. Woodruff; b. 1880; d. 1880. 

1563. John E. Woodruff; b. 1881. 

John A. Woodruff and his second wife, Hattie L. Crow, are the 
parents of 5 children, viz : 

1564. Bertha 0. Woodruff; b. 1884. 

1565. Ruth E. Woodruff; b. 1885. 

1566. Ethelyn E. Woodruff; b. 1886. 

1567. Eoss A. Woodruff; b. 1889. 

1568. Gilbert M. Woodruff; b. 1891. 

JOSEPH Rowland^ (1515) (Sally Ann«, Jane^ Jane*, James^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Mary Hartman. They are the parents of 2 
children, viz: 

1569. Haxel Ann Rowland; b. 1894. 

1570. J. Edgar Rowland; b. 1896. 

ANDREW T. Rowland^ (1517) (Sally Ann^ Jane% Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Ellen Green. They had 7 children, 
viz: 

1571. Mary J. Rowland; b. 1880. 

1572. John T. Rowland; b. 1882. 

1573. Laura A. Rowland; b. 1884. 

1574. Samuel J. Rowland; b. 1886. 

1575. George W. Rowland; b. 1888. 

1576. Jesse B. Rowland; b. 1891. 

1577. William D. Rowland ; b. 1894. 



JOHN WALKER. 211 

JAMES A. Eowland" (1518) (Sally Ann<5, Jane^, Jane% James% 
Samuel-;, John^) ; m. Eliza W. Brown. They are the parents of 4 
children, viz: 

1578. Lydia A. Eowland; b. 1887. 

1579. Etherel E. Eowland; b. 1889. 

1580. Sarah E. Eowland; b. 1891. 

1581. Logan G. Eowland; b. 1894. 

LAUEA A. Eowland^ (1521) (Sally Ann% Jane^ JaneS James^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. William Mason. They are the parents of 2 
children, viz: 

1582. Ethel Blaine Mason; b. 1892. 

1583. Blanch Mason; b. 1895. 

MAEY Ferguson" (1538) (William^ Jane% Jane*, James^ Sam- 
"ueP, John^) ; m. John Jost. They are the parents of 4 children, viz : 

1584. John Williams Jost; b. 1887. 

1585. Henry Peter Jost; b. 1891. 

1586. Ambrose Frederick Jost; b. 1893. 

1587. Thomas Edward Jost; b. 1896. 

HEEMAN" Ferguson^ (1539) (William^ Jane^ Jane*, James^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Ida Sneed. They are the parents of 5 chil- 
dren, viz : 

1588. Golden Pearl Ferguson; b. and d. 1890. 

1589. Alto Corado Ferguson; b. 1891. 

1590. Elsie Blanche Ferguson; b. 1892. 

1591. Guy Meredith Ferguson; b. 1894. 

1592. Suda Julia Ferguson; b. 1897. 

EOSA C. Ferguson' (1541) (William^ Jane% Jane*, James^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Thomas Chapman. They are the parents of 
5 children, viz : 

1593. Child; b. and d. 1890. 

1594. Erastus Edward Chapman; b. 1892. 

1595. Julia Catherine Chapman; b. 1894. 

1596. Margery Edith Chapman; b. 1895. 

1597. Mary Adella Chapman; b. 1897. 



212 DESCENDANTS OF 

SAMUEL Bacon^ (1547) (Susan J.^ Jane^ Jane*, James^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Lillie Woodruff. They are the parents of 3 
children, viz : 

1598. Guy Edward Bacon; b. 1889. 

1599. Samuel Siebert Bacon; b. 1891. 

DOEA Bacon^ (1548) (Susan J.% Jane^, Jane% James^ Sam- 
ueP John^) ; m. Clark Z. Libhart. They are the parents of 4 chil- 
dren, viz: 

1600. Eoy C. Libhart; b. 1887. 

1601. Eaiph H. Libhart; b. 1888. 

1602. Bessie CI. Libhart; b. 1891. 

1603. David C. Libhart; b. 1895. 

ELIZx^BETH Bacon' (1549) (Susan J.% Jane^ Jane*, James^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Edward C. Thurmond. They are the parents 
of 2 children, viz: 

1604. Olive C. Thurmond; b. 1895. 

1605. Brice C. Thurmond; b. 1896. 

SUSAI^ Inman^ (1170) (Jane*, James^ SamueP, John^) ; b. 
about 1819 ; m. in 1838 to James Eoach. He d. in 1839, leaving no 
children. She m. (2) in 1841 Duncan Buford, son of Henry and 
Sherman Buford. He d. in 1853. They are the parents of 5 chil- 
dren. She m. (3) in 1855 Byrd Herrin, farmer, son of Henry Her- 
rin; d. 1857. They are the parents of one child. She m. (4) in 
1859 Joseph Clarkston, farmer, son of David and Elizabeth Stamps 
Clarkston. He d. in 1862. They are the parents of 1 child. She 
m. (5) in 1864 Asbury Hunt. He d. in 1865, leaving no children. 
She m. (6) in 1868 William McBroom. He d. in 1873, leaving no 
children. She d. in 1873, and lies in Neal's Chapel Cemetery, Ala- 
bama. (Mr. Hunt was a widower with children when married to 
Susan Inman Clarkston) . 7 children, viz : 

1606. John Buford; b. 1843; d. 1868; m. 1863 to Sallie Hunt, 

dau. of Asbury and Elizabeth Latham Hunt. (John 
Buford married a dau. of his stepfather, but not his half- 
sister). They are the parents of 1 child +. 

1607. Eobert Stanford Buford; b. 1845; m. 1865 Margaret 

Hicks, b. 1843, d. 1870. No children. 



JOHN WALKER. 313 

1608. Victoria Buford; b. 1848; cl. 1872; m. 1871 to Thomas 

Carpenter, b. 1848, son of Vv^illis Carpenter; farmer. 
They are the parents of 1 child +. 

1609. Walker Duncan Buford; b. 1853; m. 1874 to Susanna 

Latham, dau. of James and Bell Latham. She d. 

in 1876. 2 children +. 
He m. (2) in 1877 Emily Green, dau. of Samuel and 
Harriet McGaha Green; lives 1897 Owens Eoads, Ala. 
8 children +. 

1610. William Buford; b. 1847; d. 1849. 

1611. Edward Davison Herrin; b. 1856; m. 1879 to Harriet 

Eice, dau. of Zachariah A. and Louisa A. Green Eice. 
She b. 1861. 5 children +. 

1612. Charles Clarkston; b. 1862; m. 1882 to Jane E. Green, 

dau. of Samuel and Harriet McGaha Green ; lives Owens 
Cross Eoads, Ala. ; farmer, 1896. 6 children +. 

JOHN Buford (1606) ; m. Sallie Hunt. They had 1 child, viz: 

1613. Ellen Buford; b. 1864; m. 1882 Samuel Edward Layne, 

b. 1859, son of Eobert and Martha Green Layne. Their 
home is at Owens Eoad, Ala. They have 3 children. 

VICTOEL^ Buford (1608) ; m. Thomas Carpenter. They had 
1 child, viz: 

1614. Arabella Carpenter; b. 1872; m. James Carpenter. Eec- 

ord incomplete. 

WALKEE DUNCAN Buford° (1609) (Susan^ Jane^, James^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Susanna Latham. They are the parents of 2 
children, viz : 

1615. Willie Buford; b. and d. 1875. 

1616. James Eobert Buford; b. 1876; d. 1877. 

Walker Duncan Buford and his second wife, Emily Green, are 
the parents of 8 children, viz : 

1617. Edward Davison Buford; b. 1877. 

1618. Samuel Buford; b. 1880. 

1619. Charles William Buford; b. 1883. 

1620. Emma Buford; b. 1885. 

1621. Eobert Buford; b. 1887. 



214 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

1623. Mary Buford; b. 1888. 

1623. Biddie Lucinda Buford; b. 1890. 

1624. Miles Johnson Buford; b. about 1893. 

EDWAED DAVISOX Herrin^ (1611) (Susan^ Jane*, James% 
Samuel-, John^) ; m. Harriet Eice. They are the parents of 5 chil- 
dren, viz : 

1625. William M. Herrin; b. 1880. 

1626. Annie Louise Herrin; b. 1882. 

1627. Susan E. Herrin; b. 1886. 

• 1628. Charlotte Corday Herrin; b. 1891. 

1629. Hattie May Herrin; b. 1897. 

CHAELES Clarkston^ (1612) (Susan% Jane*, James', SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Jane E. Green. They are the parents of 6 cliildren, viz: 

1630. Milas Davison Clarkston; b. 1883. 

1631. Ellen Victoria Clarkston; b. 1885. 

1632. Charles Walker Clarkston; b. 1886. 

1633. Samuel William Clarkston; b. 1888. 

1634. Vida May Clarkston; b. 1890. 

1635. Eobert Edgar Clarkston; b. 1891. 

HAXXAH Inman^ (1173) (Jane*, James^ SamueP, John^) ; 
b. 1825 ; m. 1846 to Job Hinton, b. 1816, d. 1861, son of Clayton 
B. and Sarah Eichardson Hinton. They are the parents of 7 chil- 
dren. She m. (2) in 1862 Daniel Smith. He d. before 1871. 
They are the parents of 1 child. She m. (3) in 1871 Isaac Inman, 
son of Lazarus and Susan Inman. They are the parents of 1 child. 
Eecord incomplete. 9 children, viz : 

1636. Thomas Burks Hinton; b. 1846; d. 1847. 

1637. William Walker Hinton; b. 1848; m. 1867 to Frances E. 

Jones, Long Creek, Oregon. Incomplete. To Decem- 
ber, 1891, they were the parents of 10 children +. 

1638. John Inman Hinton; b. 1850; m. 1873 to ^ncy C. 

Hamilton, b. 1855. They are the parents of 7 children + 

1639. Eichard Eoland Hinton; b. 1852; m. 1872 to Mary E. 

Fitzpatrick, b. 1852, d. 1884. They are the parents of 
2 children +. 
He m. (2) in 1886 Clara J. Bird, b. 1861. Eecord in- 
complete. 



JOHN WALKER. 215 

1640. Job Henderson Hinton; b. (given as 1859), think it must 

be 1854 or 1857; single in 1893. 

1641. Daniel Douglas Hinton; b. 1858; m. Catherine Ranch 

1879. She b. Johnson County, la., 1858, dau. of Emery 
and Mary F. Gates Ranch; stock raising and ranching, 
Hamilton P. 0., Grant County, Oregon. 5 children +. 

1643. James Gideon Hinton; b. 1860; m. 1884 Fannie E. Jeans, 
b. 1866. Record incomplete. 3 children +. 

Hannah Inman and her second husband, Daniel Smith, are the 
parents of 1 child, viz: 

1643. Henry Smith; b. 1863 or 1864. No information. 
Hannah Inman and her third husband, Isaac Inman, are the par- 
ants of 1 child, viz: 

1644. Thursa Inman; b. 1873. 

WILLIAM WALKER Hinton'^ (1637) (Hannah^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Frances E. Jones. They are the par- 
ents of 10 children, viz : 

1645. Hannah Helen Hinton; b. 1867; m. 1888 to Daniel 

Slaven; d. 1889. 1 child +. 

1646. Clayton Burks Hinton; b. 1873. 

1647. Martha Bell Hinton; b. 1874; m. 1891 to William R. 

Thompson. Incomplete. 

1648. Richard R. Hinton; b. and d. 1875. 

1649. Rachel Eveline Hinton; b. and d. 1876. 

1650. Emma May Hinton; b. 1878. 

1651. William Walker Hinton; b. 1880. 
1653. Daniel Fenton Hinton; b. 1883; d. 1883. 

1653. Thomas Cleveland Hinton; b. 1885. 

1654. Lottie Hinton; b. 1891. 

HANIs^AH H. Hinton (1645) ; m. Daniel Slaven. They had 1 
child, viz: 

1645a. Elmer Slaven; b. 1889. 

JOHN INMAN Hinton« (1638) (Hannah^ Jane*, James^ 
Samuel-, John^) ; m. Nancy C. Hamilton. They are the parents of 
7 children, viz : 



216 DESCENDANTS OF 

1655. Effie Hinton; b. 1874. 

1656. Frederick Hinton; b. and d. 1876. 
1667. Laura G. Hinton; b. 1877. 

1658. Mary G. Hinton; b. 1880. 

1659. Edna Hinton; b. 1882. 

1660. Lnla C. Hinton; b. 1884. 

1661. Walter J. Hinton; b. 1888. 

EICHAED EOLAND Hinton^ (1639) (Hannah^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Mary E. Fitzpatrick. They are the 
parents of 2 children, viz : 

1662. James E. Hinton; b. 1874. 

1663. Lillie M. Hinton; b. 1875. 

DANIEL DOUGLAS Hinton^ (1641) (Hannah^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Catherine Eauch. They are the par- 
ents of 5 children, viz: 

1664. Mary E. Hinton; b. 1879. 

1665. William B. Hinton; b. 1882. 

1666. Henry D. Hinton; b. 1883. 

1667. Ivy F. Hinton; b. 1884. 

1668. Floyd F. Hinton; b. 1895. 

JAMES GIDEON Hinton'^ (1642) (Hannah^ Jane*, James% 
SamneP, John^) ; m. Fannie E. Jeans. They are the parents of 2 
children, viz : 

1669. "Mandy" Hinton; b. 1885. 

1670. Charles C. Hinton; b. 1887. 

MATILDA CAEOLINE Inman^ (1172) (Jane*, James% Sam- 
neP, John!) ; b. 1820; d. 1890; m. 1837 Benjamin A. Woodruff, b. 
1808 and d. 1852. They are the parents of 7 children. She m. (2) 
John Jump, who had been the husband of Sally Inman, deceased. 
No children by second marriage. Benjamin Woodruff was the son 
of George Woodruff and Inman. 7 children, viz : 

1671. Martha C. Woodruff; b. 1837; m. 1854 William C. Jones, 

b. 1833, son of John G. and Martha Eeed Jones ; farmer. 
10 children +. 

1672. George W. Woodruff; b. 1839; m. 1866 to Augusta Hen- 



JOHN WALKER. 217 

neman, b. 1845, dau. of George H. and Gertrude Vieman 
Henneman; farmer, Oak Hill, Mo., Dec, 1893. They 
are the parents of 1 child +. 

1673. Shadrach W. Woodruff; b. 1841; m. 1863 to Mary E. 

Howard, b. 1841, dau. of Dr. J. D. and Ellen Means 
Howard; lives 1894 Swinton, Ark. 9 children +. 

1674. Joseph M. Woodruff; b. 1844; m. 1868 to Mollie Harris, 

b. 1842, dau. of Samuel and Ann A. Braly Harris; 
farmer, Wetmore, Colorado. 5 children +. 

1675. Hannah Woodruff; b. 1847; m. 1870 to Wiley Luster, 

physician, son of Edward and ISTancy Jones Luster. He 
b. 1848. She d. 1886. 5 children +. 

1676. William Woodruff; b. 1847; m. 1872 to Emma Melton, 

b. 1849, d. 1893, dau. of Jesse and Nancy Irkson Mel- 
ton. He was a farmer; d. 1889. 8 children +. 

1677. Benjamin Franklin Woodruff; b. 1851; m. 1869 to Fan- 

nie Stone, b. 1852, d. 1875, dau. of James and Charlotte 
Bailey Stone; lives Swifton, Ark., 1894. 2 children +. 
He m. (2) in 1878 Minerva King, b. 1853, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Elizabeth Beck King. 8 children +. 

GEOEGE W. Woodruff (1672) ; m. Augusta Henneman. They 
had 1 child, viz: 

1678. Henry Woodruff; b. 1866; m. 1888 Clemma Underwood, 

b. 1869, dau. of James and Eliza Green Underwood; 
farmer. Oak Hill, Mo. 2 children +. 

MARTHA C. Woodruff^ (1671) (Matilda^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
uel-, John^) ; m. William C. Jones. They are the parents of 10 
children, viz: 

1678. Eliza Ann Jones; b. 1858; m. 1875 to William W. King, 

b. 1856, son of Louis Wilson and Eosanna Maples King; 
farmer, Franks, Mo. 9 children +. 

1679. Minerva Jones; b. 1861; m. 1882 to Charles P. Lacy, b. 

1860, son of James and Caroline Luster Lacy; farmer, 
Clearsville, Mo. 3 children +. 

1680. William Joseph Jones; b. 1865; m. 1890 to Mary Eliza- 

beth Wright, b. 1872, dau. of Franklin and Mary John- 
son Wright. 3 children +. 



218 DESCENDANTS OF 

1681. John A. Jones; b. 1867; m. 1892 to Isabel Prennett, b. 

1876, dau. of Clark and Sarah Jane Palmer Prennett; 
farmer, Franks P. 0., Mo. 2 children +. 

1682. Hannah Jones; b. 1871; m. 1889 to William Trinnell, 

b. 1862, son of John and Samantha Hedriek Trinnell; 
Franks, Mo. 3 children +. 

1683. James E. Jones; b. 1869; m. 1892 to Mary Bayon, b. 

1874, dau. of Thomas and Cynthia Britton Bayon. 2 
children +. 

1684. Emma Jones; b. 1874; m. 1893 to Robert Darnell, b. 

1863. She d. in 1864, leaving no children. He is a 
photographer in St. Charles, Mo. 

1685. Sophia M. Jones; b. 1876; m. 1895 to Isom Crain, b. 

1868, son of Isom and Julia Hance Crain ; Franks, Mo. 
1 child +. 

1686. Benjamin Jones; b. 1878. 

1687. Maggie Jones; b. 1880. 

SOPHIA M. Jones (1685) ; m. Isom Crain. They had 1 child, 
viz: 

1688. Bertha B. Crain; b. 1895. 

SHADRACH W. Woodruff^ (1673) (Matilda^ Jane*, James^ 
Samuel", John^) ; m. Mary E. Howard. They are the parents of 9 
children, viz : 

1689. William E. Woodruff; b. 1863 ; m. 1887 to Martha Luster, 

dau. of Marion and Jane Walters Luster. In May, 
1894, no children. 

1690. Sedordan Woodruff; b. 1867; d. 1869. 

1691. Fannie C. Woodruff; b. 1869; m. 1887 to William B. 

Vaughn, b. 1864, son of William E. and Leach 

Vaughn. In iSTov., 1896, no children. 
169?. Sidney F. Woodruff; b. 1871; m. 1893 to Ollia Turner, 
b. 1873, dau. of Luther and Mary S. Hamilton Turner; 
farmer, Swinton, Ark. 2 children +. 

1693. "Orelia'' Woodruff (Aurelia) ; b. 1876; m. 1894 to Sam- 

uel W. White, b. 1866, son of Andrew W. and Elizabeth 
Craw White; farmer, Swinton, Ark. 1 child +. 

1694. Lue Emma Woodruff; b. 1876; single in 1896. 

1695. Walter A. Woodruff; b. 1878. 



JOHN WALKER. 219 

1696. Charles L. Woodruff; b. 1880. 

1697. Oscar B. Woodruff; b. 1884. 

OEELIA Woodruff (1693) ; m. S. W. White. They had 1 child, 
viz: 

1698. William Earl White; b. 1896. 

JOSEPH M. Woodruff « (1674) (Matilda^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. Mollie Harris. They are the parents of 5 children, 
viz: 

1699. Clark Woodruff; b. 1868. 

1700. Wiley Woodruff; b. 1874. 

1701. Samuel Woodruff; b. 1875. 
1703. Stella Woodruff; b. 1878. 

1703. ISTora Woodruff; b. 1881. 

HANNAH Woodruff'' (1675) (Matilda^ Jane*, James% Sam- 
uel-, John^) ; m. Wiley Luster. They are the parents of 5 children, 
viz: 

1704. Fanny Luster; b. 1871; m. 1887 to Ryney Winsel, b. 

1858, son of Ernfried and Amelia Summers Winsel; 
Canaan P. 0., Mo. 4 children +. 

1705. Kosa Luster; b. 1874; m. 1890 to Henry A. Owens, b. 

1868, son of David (or Noah) and Lucy Corbin Owen; 
farmer, Mulhall, I. T. 2 children +. 

1706. Walter Luster; b. 1876; d. 1880. 

1707. Wade Luster; b. 1879. 

1708. Nellie Luster; b. 1883. 

WILLIAM Woodruff^ (1676) (Matilda^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
uel-, John^) ; m. Emma Melton. They are the parents of 8 children, 
viz: 

1709. Josephine Woodruff; b. 1874; single in 1,894. 

1710. Arthur Woodruff; b. 1876. 

1711. William Pierce Woodruff; b. 1878. 

1712. John J. Woodruff; b. 1880. 

1713. Jesse Garrett Woodruff; b. 1882. 

1714. Cora E. Woodruff; b. 1885. 

1715. Straudie F. Woodruff; b. 1887. 

1716. Benjamin Walker Woodruff; b. 1888. 



220 DESCENDANTS OF 

BEXJAMIX FEANKLIX Woodruff'' (1677) (Matilda% Jane*, 
James^, SamueP;, John^) ; m. (1) Fannie Stone, they have 2 chil- 
dren; m. (2) Minerva King, they have 8 children. The 10 children 
are: 

1717. Matilda C. WoodrufE; b. 1872; m. 1895 Columbus C. 

Byrd, b. 1875, son of Jeptha and Harriet P. Triplett 
Byrd. C. C. Byrd is a farmer at Grubbs P. 0., Ark. 1 
child +. 

1718. Mattie L. Woodruff; b. 1874; m. 1891 Alonzo A. Byrd, 

brother of Columbus C. Byrd. 2 children +. 
Children of second Avif e : 

1719. Darius Woodruff; b. 1879. 

1720. Shadrach H. Woodruff; b. 1881. 

1721. Maud E. Woodruff; b. 1883. 

1722. Minnie Woodruff; b. 1884. 

1723. Grover C. Woodruff; b. and d. 1889. 

1724. Myrtle M. Woodruff (twin) ; b. 1890. 

1725. Claudie B. Woodruff (twin) ; b. 1890. 

1726. George S. Woodruff; b. 1893. 

MATILDA C. Woodruff (1717) ; m. Columbus C. Byrd. They 
had 1 child, viz: 

1727. Pearl Byrd; b. 1896. 

MATTIE L. Woodruff (1718) ; m. Alonzo A. Byrd. They had 
2 children, viz: 

1728. Ethel Woodruff Byrd; b. 1892 or 1893. 

1729. Pay Byrd; b. 1894. 

ELIZA ANN Jones^ (1678) (Martha C.^ Matilda^ Jane% 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. William W. King. They are the par- 
ents of 9 children, viz : 

1730. Josephine King; b. 1876; m. 1892 to John Grain, farmer, 

b. 1870, son of Isom and Julia Ann Hants Grain. 3 
children +. 

1731. Frank King; b. 1877. 

1732. Houston King; b. 1879. 

1733. Claude King; b. 1880. 

1734. Myrtle King; b. 1882. 



JOHN" WALKER. 231 

1735. Mattie King; b. 1884. 

1736. John King; b. 1886. 

1737. Pryor King; b. 1889. 

1738. Emma King; b. 1894. 

JOSEPHINE King (1730) ; m. John Grain. They had 3 chil- 
dren, viz : 

1739. Ethel Grain; b. 1892. 

1740. Sophia Grain; b. 1893. 

1741. William Wiley Grain; b. 1895. 

MINEEVA Jones^ (1679) (Martha G.^ Matilda^ Jane*, James^ 
SamneP, John^) ; m. Gharles F. Lacy. They are the parents of 3 
children, viz: 

1742. Horace Adrian Lacy; b. 1883. 

1743. Glara Garolina Lacy; b. 1885. 

1744. Maggie May Lacy; b. 1886. 

W^ILLIAM JOSEPH Jones^ (1680) (Martha G.^ Matilda*, 
Jane*, James% SamueP, John^) ; m. Mary Elizabeth Wright. They 
are the parents of 3 children, viz: 

1745. Flora Belle Jones ; b. 1891. 

1746. Edward Joseph Jones; b. 1893. 

1747. Katie Jones ; b. 1895. 

JOHN A. Jones^ (1681) (Martha G.^ Matilda^ Jane*, James^. 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Isabel Prennett. They are the parents of 2 
children, viz : 

1748. Gharles Jones; b. 1892. 

1749. Floyd Jones; b. 1895. 

HANNAH Jones^ (1682) (Martha G.«, Matilda^ Jane*, James^, 
SamueP, John^) ; m. William Trinnell. They are the parents of 3 
children, viz: 

1750. Ralph Trinnell; b. 1890. 

1751. Amanda Trinnell; b. 1892; d. 1894. 

1752. Roy Trinnell; b. 1894. 

JAMES R. Jones^ (1683) (Martha G.^ Matilda^ Jane*, James^ 



223 DESCENDAXTS OF 

Samuel-, John^) ; m. Mary Bayon. They are the parents of 2 chil- 
dren, viz : 

1753. Mary Jones; b. 1893. 

1754. Irl Jones; b. 1895. 

HEXEY WoodnifE« (1678) (George W.S Martha C.^ Matilda% 
Jane*, James^, SamneP, John^) ; m. Clenima Underwood. They 
are the parents of 2 children, viz : 

1755. Onna Woodruff; b. 1889. 

1756. Alta Woodruff; b. 1891. 

SIDNEY F. Woodruff^ (1692) (Shadrach% Matilda^ Jane*, 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. 011a Turner. They are the parents 
of 2 children, viz: 

1757. William Oscar Woodruff; b. 1894. 

1758. Eosa Pearl Woodruff; b. 1896. 

FAXNY Luster^ (1704) (Hannah^, Matilda^ Jane*, James^ 
SamueP, John^) ; m. Eyney Winsel. They are the parents of 4 
children, viz : 

1759. Myrtle J. Winsel; b. 1888. 

1760. Clyde A. Winsel; b. 1890. 

1761. Clifford Winsel; b. and d. 1892. 

1762. Lester Winsel; b. 1893. 

EOSA Luster^ (1705) (Hannah^, Matilda^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. Henry A. Owen. They have 2 children, viz: 

1763. Xoah L. Owen; b. 1892. 

1764. Madison Owen; b. 1893. 

SAEAH Imnan^ (1173) (Jane*, James^ SamueP, John^) ; b. 
1853; m. 1848 John E. Jump, b. 1825, son of James and Winifreda 
Hinton Jump. He is a farmer. Their home is at Zed P. 0., Mo. 
She d. in 1853. He m. again a sister of his first wife, who was the 
widow of Benjamin Woodruff, Avhich see above. 5 children, viz : 

1765. James M. Jump; b. 1850; m. 1872 to Sarah Eobison, 

b. 1852, dau. of George W. and Louisa Shelton Eobison ; 
farmer, Japan, Mo. 2 children +, 

1766. Hannah Elizabeth Jump; b. 1852; m. Francis Marion 

Eidenhour, b. 1835, d. 1880, son of Jacob and Eliza- 
beth Stumpe Eidenhour. 5 children +. 



JOHN WALKER. 223 

She m. (2) in 1887 Eoley W. Williams, b. 1844, son of 
John and Mary J^IcDaniel Williams; farmer, Japan, 
Mo. .3 children +. 

1767. William E. Jump; b. 1863; m. (1) 1882 Lavina Warren, 

b. 1863, dan. of Eobert W. and Araminta Shelton War- 
ren; farmer in 1896 at Bakersfield, Mo.; wife d. in 
1892, leaving 2 children. He m. (2) in 1892 Mary D. 
Wicker, dan. of Elisha and Mary A. Eoberts Wicker. 
3 children +. 

1768. Mary E. Jump; b. 1857; m. 1874 to James H. Warren, 

b. 1854, son of Eobert W. and Araminta Shelton War- 
ren; farmer. Tea P. 0., Mo. 4 children +. 

1769. Elizabeth Jump. This is doubtful; may have d. in in- 

fancy. 

JAMES M. Jump« (1765) (Sarah^ Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Louisa Shelton. They had 2 children, viz: 

1770. George E. Jump; b. 1878. 

1771. Mary L. Jump; b. 1881. 

HANNAH E. Jump^ (1766) (Sarah% Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. (1) F. M. Eidenour. 5 children. She m. (2) Eoley 
W. Williams. 3 children. The 8 children are : 

1772. Sarah A. Eidenour; b. 1871; m. 1890 Frederick Lubring. 

He is a farmer. Eecord incomplete. They had a son, 
John, b. 1891. 

1773. Cora Belle Eidenour; b. 1873; d. 1893 or 1897. 

1774. Arlia Viola Eidenour; b. 1875; single. 

1775. James Logan Eidenour; b. 1878; single. 

1776. Franklin Eidenour; b. 1881; d. 1882. 

1777. Mary Ellen Williams; b. 1888. 

1778. Ivory Williams; b. 1890; d. 1891. 

1779. Elmer Williams; b. 1892. 

WILLIAM E. Jump« (1767) (Sarah^ Jane*, Janies^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Lavina Warren. They had 3 children. He m. (2) 
Mary D. Wicker. They had 3 children. The 6 children are: 

1780. James E. Jump; b. 1883. 

1781. Son; b. and d. 1887. 

1782. George W. Jump; b. 1889. 



224 DESCENDANTS OF 

Children of second wife: 

1783. John E. Jump; b. 1893. 

1784. Alice A. Jump; b. 1894; d. 1895. 

1785. Otto H. Jump; b. 1895. 

MARY E. Jump^ (1768) (Sarah^ Jane*, James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. James H. Warren. They are the parents of 4 children, 
viz: 

1786. Arnellie E. Warren; b. 1875. 

1787. John W. Warren; b. 1879. 

1788. William P. Warren; b. 1881. 

1789. Arthur A. Warren; b. 1887. 

MAEY A. Inman^ (1174) (Jane*, James^ SamueP, John^) ; b. 
1832; m. (1) about 1849 Eobert A. A. Caldwell, b. 1829, killed 
in Eogue Eiver War, Oregon, 1854, son of Andrew and Nancy 
Favow (perhaps Farrar) Caldwell. 2 children. She m. (2) in 
1857 Eobert Warren, b. 1836, son of John and Sarah Presley War- 
ren; living, 1896, Patoka, 111. 8 children. 10 children, viz: 

1790. William Leonard Caldwell; b. 1850; m. 1874 to Delilah 

Smith, b. 1857, dau. of Mordecai and Sarah Persley 
Smith; farmer, Patoka, 111. 2 children +. 

1791. Nancy Jane Caldwell; b. 1853; m. 1879 to Mordecai Lee, 

b. 1853, son of Van Q. and Frazer Lee. She d. in 

1880, leaving 1 child. He m. again +. 

1792. John M. Warren; b. 1858; m. 1880 to Lucinda Smith, b. 

1856, dau. of Thomas and Martha Phillips Smith; 
farmer, Patoka, 111. 4 children +. 

1793. James E. Warren; b. and d. 1860. 

1794. Elizabeth Warren; b. 1862; m. 1879 to Scott Caldwell, 

son of John and Rhoda Ann Scott Caldwell ; farmer, in 
Patoka, 111. 4 children +. 

1795. Catherine M. Warren; b. 1865; m. 1881 to George Lee, 

b. 1855, son of Van Q. and Sarah Smith Lee; farmer, 
in Patoka, 111. 6 children +. 

1796. Thomas Warren; b. 1867; single, 1896. 

1797. Ida Warren; b. 1869; m. 1894 to William Lee, son of 

Vank Q. and Mary Smith Lee; Patoka, 111., 1896. 1 
child +. 



JOHN WALKER. 225 

1798. Clementine Warren; b. 1871; m. 1888 to Harry Chance, 

b. 1869, son of Joseph and Harriet Young Chance; 
Patoka, 111. ; farmer. They have no children. 

1799. Walker P. Warren; b. 1875; d. 1881. 

NANCY J. Caldwell (1791); m. Mordecai Lee. They had 1 
child, viz: 

1800. Eosella Lee; b. 1880. 

IDA Warren (1797) ; m. Wm. Lee. They had 1 child, viz : 

1801. Daniel W. Lee; b. 1895. 

WILLIAM LEONAED CaldwelP (1790) (Mary^ Jane\ 
James^, SamueP, John^) ; m. Delilah Smith. They are the parents 
of 2 children, viz : 

1802. Georgia Caldwell (girl) ; b. 1877. 

1803. William Caldwell; b. 1879. 

JOHN M. Warren^ (1792) (Mary^ Jane^ James^ SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Lucinda Smith. They are the parents of 4 children, viz : 

1804. Annie Warren; b. 1880. 

1805. Bertha Warren; b. 1886. 

1806. Walter Warren; b. 1889. 

1807. Allie Warren; b. 1894. 

ELIZABETH Warren^ (1794) (Mary^ Jane% James", SamueP, 
John^) ; m. Scott Caldwell. They are the parents of 4 children, viz : 

1808. Lula Caldwell; b. 1882. 

1809. Alexander F. Caldwell; b. 1887. 

1810. Ira Caldwell; b. 1890. 

1811. Walker Caldwell; b. 1895. 

CATHEEINE M. Warren^ (1795) (Mary^ Jane*, James^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; m. George Lee. They are the parents of 6 children, 
viz: 

1812. Eobert E. Lee; b. 1881. 

1813. Mary A. Lee; b. 1886; d. 1890. 

1814. Franklin S. Lee; b. 1888. 

1815. William Lee; b. 1891. 

1816. Henry H. Lee; b. 1894. 

1817. Bryan Lee; b. 1896. 



»»b DESCENDANTS OF 

Notes from the History of Lee County, Iowa, published by Chapman 
Brothers in 1885, with some additional observations. 

WEST POINT. 

In May, 1836, Wm. Patterson, Hawkins Taylor, Alexander H. 
Walker and Green Casey arrived on the Black Hawk Purchase from 
Illinois. 

They were all Kentiickians by birth and education, and were kin- 
dred. Being pleased with this locality, they purchased the claim 
or townsite of "Cotton Town," as it was then called. They then pro- 
ceeded to lay out additional lots to those already platted (a square 
with one tier of lots on each side of it), and gave the place the name 
of "West Point," at the suggestion of an officer of the garrison at 
Ft. Des Moines (Montrose), who agreed that if allowed to name it 
he would purchase a number of lots. Accordingly the new proprie- 
tors held a public sale of lots in September, 1836, and the details of 
this occasion are graphically described in the "Hawkins Taylor's 
Letters," in the Annals of Iowa. These founders of West Point were 
men who had been religiously trained from childhood, and they took 
steps at once to select a site upon which to build a church, and to 
secure a regular pastor. During the interval, however, services were 
held regularly in the house of Wm. Patterson. On the completion of 
the church (of brick) an organization was made by the Eev. L. G. 
Bell, a former pastor from Schuyler Presbytery, Illinois, June 24th, 
1837, and this is said to be the first Presbyterian organization in the 
State of Iowa. 

The first Presbyterian minister was Eev. Alexander Ewing, who 
was the pastor of this church from 1838 to 1841. The Eev. Samuel 
Wilson and the Eev. Launcelot Graham Bell had also conducted ser- 
vices at stated times. 

Among the charter members were Wm. Patterson and wife 
Eleanor, Alexander H. Walker and wife Nancy, and Cyrus Poage 
and wife Mary. Wm. Patterson and Alexander H. Walker and Cy- 
rus Poage were elected ruling elders. 

Wm. Patterson afterward moved to Keokuk, and Cyrus Poage re- 
moved to ]\Iissouri. 

David Walker, who died here in 1876, was the last of the original 
membership. 

Succeeding pastors in due order were the following : Eev. Samuel 
Cowles ; Eev. John M. Fulton ; Eev. L. L. Leake ; Eev. Samuel 



JOHX WALKEK. 227 

Cowles, again; Eev. James L. Fullerton; Eev. James G. "Wilson, 
afterwards U. S. Consul to Jerusalem; Eev. Samuel Cowles, again. 

In 1860, Eev. G. D. Stewart of Pennsylvania became the pastor. 
Under his ministration a new building was erected on the original 
site, there was an extensive revival of religious interest, and many 
were added to the church. In 1864, Eev. Stewart was called to the 
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, Iowa, and the Eev. 
"Father" Cowles, as he was familiarly called, again took charge. 

Other citizens here founded homes and built churches of their 
choice, Wm. Stewart's family in the Methodist Episcopal, of which 
Wm. Alexander was the Sunday-School superintendent; he came 
in 1838. A German Methodist Church; a Mennonite Church, with 
its interesting history ; also a Baptist and a Eoman Catholic, which 
was organized in 1842 by J. G. Allermann. He was a priest who 
came to Fort Madison in 1840, and at that time was the only Cath- 
olic priest within one hundred miles. His work was looking up 
scattered Catholic families, and wherever the number was sufficient, 
organizing them into churches, and teaching and catechising chil- 
dren. He was a generous, kind-hearted man, willing to help the 
needy and ailing. He was especially fond of flowers and children, 
giving medals and cards of his faith to those who came under his 
instructions, and sharing the flowers he grew in his garden with his 
neighbors and their children. He brought a pure white rose bush to 
Fort Madison, which he planted in his garden. This was duly 
shared by cuttings and sprouts as it grew from year to year, to those 
who appreciated its beauty and the generosity of the owner. To this 
later day, after more than half a century, this rose adorns not only 
the home gardens and plats in Fort Madison, West Point, and other 
places in its vicinitj^, but it marks the graves and adorns the cemetery 
plots of more than one generation of those who recall this faithful 
priest, and name this rose "The Allermann." 

West Point made a very determined effort to procure the county 
seat, and for a short time was successful, when it was returned to 
Fort Madison. Dr. J. C. Walker was the clerk of the U. S. District 
Court at that time, and removed to West Point and remained until 
the return of the county seat. 

There was an academy started, which flourished for a time under 
the charge of the Presbyterian pastors. A building was erected for 
its use in the center of the town square. It afterwards became a pub- 
lic school. 



228 DESCENDANTS OF 

West Point has had its "best people" and "prominent citizens" 
like other towns and cities of larger numbers. And society there 
also had its brilliant and gifted personalities, who in later days found 
homes in cities east and west, but who now recall the early days with 
smiles of pleasant recollection for the friends they knew there. 

Judge Kinney and his family have found a home in California, 
where in this later time (1901) the Judge still lives, "four score and 
more," and recalls those old days in Lee County, Iowa. 

Some have gone into public life and successful professional careers, 
and others have become prominent in public places and the halls of 
Congress, who recall days of dark beginning in West Point, Iowa, in 
their youth. 

"The beginning of Ohio was the beginning of the great North- 
west. It was impelled by a wonderful spirit of expansion. 

"The settling of this was not the gradual extension of the frontier 
of civilization, but the planting of new and distinct civilization, as 
the pilgrim fathers planted for New England, so they now were go- 
ing forward to plant the first colony in a vast wilderness. The sec- 
ond Mayflower was moored on the banks of the Ohio, and Marietta 
was founded. 

"The best blood of Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont 
went out into the reserve at the North. 

"The Scioto region was penetrated by some of the most vigorous 
elements of the Old Dominion. 

"Sturdy sons of New Jersey and New York entered the Miamis. 
This combination was invincible; it was inevitable that Ohio should 
be strong." 

Such is the story of the beginning of the country to which Joel 
Walker came in 1803. 

JOEL Walker (1047), ninth and youngest of Samuel (No. 10) 
and Jane P. Walker's children; b. in Virginia, on the tract of land 
belonging to his father situated within two miles of the Natural 
Bridge, March 1, 1764, and was reared upon Ms father's farm. He 
was taught by his elder brother. Gen. Samuel, who was a surveyor 
by profession. Early in life Joel Walker began the study of the same 
profession, which he afterwards followed. Being sent to Richmond 
to complete his studies as a civil engineer, he was thus engaged in 
Virginia some ten years, during which time he surveyed large tracts 
of land for the government, as did his brother Samuel, who held the 
position of Surveyor General, and with his three younger brothers 



JOHN WALKER. 229 

served as soldiers in the Revolution. They surveyed large tracts of 
lands in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, their work being con- 
sidered very accurate. They also received grants of land in consider- 
ation of these surveys; the records of such grants exist in the land 
office records in Eichmond, and there are still on record in Eock- 
bridge County the deeds for sale of lands by this Joel Walker and 
his wife, 1794 and 1803. He went to Greenbrier County in 1794 
and to Ohio in 1803. He met Margaret Armstrong at White Sul- 
phur Springs ; was married to her at the home of her father, Eobert 
Armstrong, in Greenbrier County, September 20, 1792. They began 
their home in Eockbridge near that of Samuel Walker ; the churches 
of that locality being Falling Spring, Timber Eidge and New Provi- 
dence. At the home of Alexander Walker may yet be seen the "Joel 
Apple Tree,'^ perpetuating from generation to generation the mem- 
ory of this man. Some of the descendants of John the emigrant still 
owTi and occupy these acres, part of the original "Burden Grant." 
His father having died in 1793, and his mother on January 10, 1800, 
he decided to remove to the Northwest Territory, and in order that 
they might accomplish this removal safely, Eobert Armstrong set 
apart a sum of money to his daughter i\Iargaret — of this the writer 
(Margaret Walker) was told by one who as a child stood by and saw 
the gold weighed and counted. With this money was purchased a 
tract of land in the new territory to which they removed, and which . 
was to be an inheritance to their children in after years. 

Joel Walker located on Beaver Creek east of Springfield, which 
town then contained 50 inhabitants. In 1824, he sold this tract of 
land and removed to Fayette County, where he bought 200 acres on 
the North Fork of Point Eiver. Here he resided until the time of 
his death in May, 1834, where his wife died September 20, 1825. 

Joel Walker made a second marriage to a widow, name not given, 
who lived on a farm not far distant from his own. He was the author 
of the Walker Eecord (mentioned in the first part of this work), 
which was written presumably in Virginia previous to 1800, before 
the death of his father Samuel, and contained the names of about 
140 descendants of John Walker of Wigton. 

The 12 children of Joel and Margaret Ann Armstrong Walker 
were: 

1818. Elizabeth Graham Walker; b. June 14, 1793, in Eock- 
bridge County, Va. ; d. Aug. 14, 1875, at Fort Madison, 
la. : m. Dr. J. Stevenson +. 



230 DESCE2>fDANTS OF 

1819. Jane Patterson Walker; b. Sept. 27, 1795; d. Jan. 14, 

1880; m. Samuel Pancoast. 6 children +. 

1820. George Whitfield Walker; b. in Greenbrier County, Va., 

in 1795 ; d. at Natchez, 1820 ; never m. ; named for 
George Whitfield of England. 

1821. Margaret Armstrong Walker; b. Nov. 3, 1797, in Vir- 

ginia; m. Adley Gregory; d. in Des Moines, April 32, 
1889. 2 children +. 

1822. Eobert Armstrong Walker; b. 1798; d. in infancy from 

an overdose of paregoric given by a colored nurse in the 
mothers absence. 

1823. Katherine Eutherford Walker; b. Oct. 6, 1800, in Vir- 

ginia ; never m. ; came to Iowa with her brother Joel C. 
Walker and her sister Mary A. Walker Olds ; d. Aug. 2, 
1876 +. 

1824. Samuel Allen Walker; b. Aug. 3, 1803 ; d. July 28, 1879 ; 

buried in Oneco, 111. ; no children +. 

1825. Sarah B. Walker; b. 1806 in Ohio; m. Martin M. Camp- 

bell; d. in Nebraska, 1888. 5 children +. 

1826. Thomas Armstrong Walker (twin of Sarah B.) ; b. Oct. 

2, 1806 ; d. May 26, 1888. 5 children +. 

1827. Mary Ann Pringle Walker; b. March 22, 1810; m. Dr. 
, Olds, and (2) James Douglass; d. March 15, 1865. 1 

child +. 

1828. Joel Calvin Walker; b. Feb. 7, 1812; d. Oct. 17, 1888 +. 

1829. John Graham Walker; b. July 3, 1813; m. Sophia M. 

Page. In 1867 he was Captain in 9th Infantry^, U. S. A. 
d. Feb. 4, 1896. 1 child +. 

ELIZABETH GEAHAM Walker^ (1818) (Joel*, Joseph^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; b. in Eockbridge County, Va., June 14, 1793, at the 
family home on the tract of land near the Natural Bridge. She and 
her sister, Mrs. Pancoast, remembered well the incidents of their 
Journey of 300 miles from Virginia to Ohio. The trip was made 
with wagons; Elizabeth and her sister traveled on horseback. She 
joined the Mt. Sterling Presbyterian Church in 1830. Her sisters, 
Mrs. Douglas and Catherine, were received into this church at the 
same time ; m. Dr. Joseph Stevenson in November, 1843. They had 
no children. She was named for her mother's mother. The family 
treasured the tradition of this ancestress that on her way from Scot- 



JOHN WALKER. 231 

land to America, anterior to the coming of the Walkers from Ire- 
land, there was a severe storm continuously from Wednesday to Fri- 
day, when it abated; and in due time the ship arrived in safety in 
the new country and no lives were lost. She, ever after throughout 
her entire life, observed every Friday with works of devotion and 
self-denial, that is, of fasting and prayer, as a thank-offering to God 
for deliverance from shipwreck. This incident made a lasting im- 
pression upon the mind of her daughter Margaret, which she trans- 
mitted to her daughter, Elizabeth Graham, whose life was a conse- 
cration to duty and the good of her mothers family from her earli- 
est years to its close. Late in life she was married to Dr. Stevenson 
of Denmark, Iowa, from the home of her brother. Dr. Walker; and 
at his death, after fifteen years, she returned to Fort Madison to be 
near her brothers and sisters, where she made her home; but in the 
fall of 1873, on the date of her marriage thirty years previously, she 
returned to the home of Dr. Walker, where she spent the two closing 
years of her life in a peaceful and happy review of its preceding 
3^ears. Their favorite theme of conversation being the family his- 
tory — the emigration from Scotland to Ireland, thence to America, 
Pennsylvania and Virginia, thence to Ohio, which journey she was 
old enough to remember, and later, her own "coming to Iowa with 
Samuel" in 1838, via the Ohio to St. Louis, thence to Fort Madison 
by Mississippi boats, to join Mary Ann P., and the Doctor. I recall 
with pleasure her intense interest in the little book, "The Captives of 
Abb's Valley," which was her favorite story of the Virginia kindred, 
and this she found in a Sunday- School library and soon became the 
possessor of a copy which she circulated among the young people of 
the relationship, to thereby arouse an interest in the early history of 
her father's family in Virginia, and which to her was only second in 
importance to the Bible and confession of faith. It became my pleas- 
ure in 1894 to visit A^irginia and review these scenes and to meet the 
relatives in that "vast, beautiful country of most excellent people," 
her father's father's kindred, and in their homes at Lexington, The 
Bridge and Jump Mountain. I also visited New Providence and 
Timber Eidge Churches, near Walker and Hays Creeks, and scaled 
Jump Mountain on horseback to view these scenes from its summit. 
Mobile its sides were clothed in laurel and ivy; also the Goshen Pass 
in its wild beauty and grand scenery, and there to realize the stories 
of our kindred, and their heroic lives in their mountain homes. 
At the age of 83 years and 2 months on Aug. 14, 1875, Aunt 



232 DESCENDANTS OF 

Betsy passed on to her reward, surrounded by many of those she 
loved, and was buried in the old city cemetery beside her sister, Mary 
Ann Pringle Douglass, who died in 1865, the first of the ten who 
reached mature life to pass away. Of Aunt Betsy it must be said 
that she lived to obey the fifth commandment, and died full of years 
and faith and love. Her favorite psalm was the 23d, and her favorite 
hymn, "How Firm a Foundation, ye Saints of the Lord." Upon 
her headstone was inscribed, "The Lord is my Shepherd" — her dear- 
ly loved text. 

JANE PATTEKSON Walker^ (1819) (JoelS Joseph^ SamueP, 
John^) ; b. Sept. 27, 1795, in Greenbrier County, Va. ; d. Jan. 14, 
1880, near Libertyville, Iowa; m. Sept. 11, 1825, Samuel Pancoast 
at Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. Their 6 chil- 
dren were (all b. at Pancoastburg, Payette County, Ohio) : 

1830. George Whitfield Pancoast; b. Feb. 19, 1828; d. Oct. 8, 

1864, near Libertyville, la. ; single. 

1831. Margaret Armstrong Pancoast; b. Aug. 6, 1830; m. Jan. 

2, 1850, Dr. B. F. Freeman. He d. Feb. 25, 1860. She 
then m. Oct. 20, 1863, Eobert Fleming Eatcliffe at Lib- 
ertyville, la.; resided (1899) near Fairfield, Jefferson 
County, la. ; no issue. 

1832. Joel Walker Pancoast; b. June 22, 1833; d. March 14, 

1865, at Libertyville; m. Oct. 1861, Nancy Stimmer, 
(2) Lydia Stimmer. 3 children +. 

1833. Isaiah Whitney Pancoast; b. Oct. 11, 1836; single in 

1899, and residing near Fairfield, la. 

1834. John Walker Pancoast; b. July, 1839; d. Sept. 16, 1885, 

at Libertyville, la.; single. 

1835. Elizabeth Jane Pancoast; m. James Franklin Potts. 8 

children +. 

JOEL WALKEK Pancoast^ (1832) (Jane P.^ JoeP, Joseph^ 
Samuel-, John^) ; b. July 22, 1833; d. March 14, 1885, at Liberty- 
ville; m. Oct. 1861 Nancy Stimmer, who d. Oct. 1, 1864. He then 
m. Nov. 26, 1880, Lydia Stimmer (sister of Nancy). 3 children, 
viz: 

1836. Jane Patterson Pancoast; b. Oct. 6, 1862, at Libertyville; 

m. James E. Miller Jan. 20, 1881. 5 children +. 



JOHX WALKER. 233 

1837. Richard Nelson Pancoast; d. 1864. 

1838. Daisy Walker Pancoast; b. May 6, 1882, at Libertyville, 

Iowa. 

JANE PATTERSON Paneoast^ (1836) (Joel W.% Jane P.^. 
Joel% Joseph^, SainueP, John^) ; m. James E. Miller. 5 children, 
viz: 

1839. Avarilla Pancoast Miller; b. Feb. 25, 1883, at Winterset, 

Iowa. 

1840. Bertine Cassandra Miller; b. Aug. 22, 1885, at Winterset. 

1841. Jennie May Miller; b. Oct. 24, 1887, at Winterset. 

1842. James George Miller; b. March 9, 1890, at Bevington, la. 

1843. Margaret Elizabeth Miller; b. Oct. 1, 1893, at Des Moineg, 

Iowa. 

ELIZABETH JANE Pancoast^ (1835) (Jane P.% JoeP, Jos- 
eph^, SamneP, John^) ; youngest of Jane P. Pancoast's children; b. 
May 30, 1842; d. Aug. 12, 1881, at Liberty ville ; m. Dec. 19, 1866, 
James Franklin Potts. Their 8 children were : 

1844. Margaret Potts; b. Sept. 19, 1867, at Liberty ville ; m. 

June 22, 1893, George Waggoner Gray at Des Moines, 
la. 2 children +. 

1845. Dorcas Potts; b. March 3, 1869; d. Dec. 3, 1875. 

1846. George Walker Potts; b. Sept. 7, 1871, at Liberty ville ; m. 

May 23, 1894, at Neola, la., Dorothy Josephine Watts. 
She d. July, 1899. 

1847. Samuel Pancoast Potts; b. Feb. 7, 1875; d. March 31, 

1878. 

1848. James Clyde Potts; b. Nov. 1, 1876, at Liberty ville ; re- 

sides Des Moines, la. ; graduated from Des Moines High 
School, 1898, and then entered Cornell University at 
Ithaca, N. Y. 

1849. Frank Logan Potts; b. Sept. 9, 1878; d. April 10, 1879. 

1850. Mildred Potts; b. July 21, 1880; d. Oct. 4, 1880. 

1851. Bertie Potts; b. July 21, 1880; d. Aug. 6, 1880. 

MARGARET Potts (1844) ; m. George Waggoner Gray at Des 
Moines. They had 2 children, viz : 

1852. Margaret Dorothy Gray; b. Oct. 25, 1894, at Des Moines. 

1853. Helen Elizabeth Gray; b. Feb. 22, 1899, at Des Moines. 



334 DESCENDANTS OF 

MAEGARET ARMSTRONG Walker^ (1821) (Joel*, Joseph% 
SamueP, John^) ; b. in Virginia Nov. 3, 1797; m. Adley Gregory, 
son of Jehiel and Elizabeth Andrews Gregory ; d. in Des Moines, la., 
April 22, 1889, at the home of her dau., Mrs. Hull. 2 children, viz : 

1854. Ann Whitfield Gregory; m. Gen. James Alexander Will- 

iamson. 7 children +. 

1855. Emma Gertrude Gregory; m. John A. T. Hull. 3 chil- 

dren +, 

ANN WHITFIELD Gregory" (1854) (Margaret^ Joel*, Jos- 
eph% SamueP, John^) ; b. in Ohio; m. April 8, 1853, to General 
James Alexander Williamson in Birmingham, la. Their home is in 
New York City. She d. in Washington, D. C., April 25 or 30, 1884; 
buried in Rock Creek Cemetery. He then m. Maria Hall. 

ANN WHITFIELD GREGORY WILLIAMSON. ■ 

Obituary April 29, ISSJf. 

It is our human way 
For those that pass away, 

On breast or brow 
The wreath of scented strands 
To lay; with trembling hands 

I lay it now. 

With hands that tremble so. 
Because I kneel and know 

That God has bid the best— 
The best and sweetest, too, 
That lived His work to do — 

To be His guest. 

For her, because she slept, 
These April skies have kept 

Their brightest blue ; 
Because o'er her dear eyes 
The palms of Paradise 

Dropped their divinest dew. 

Though priest and passing bell. 
The prayer, the praise, the knell 

May breathe and ring. 
Her deeds are prayers that rise 
As incense to the skies, 

'Mid scents of spring. 



JOHN WALKER. 235 

Where those dear feet must pass. 
We strew the path, alas ! 

With tears and flowers — 
With tears of grief and gloom. 
With buds Faith bids to bloom 

In heavenly bowers. 

If ever patient feet 

Pressed, with obedience meet, 

The paths that lead to God- 
While ever, as she passed, 
Some sufferer smiled at last — 

Those paths she trod. 

Then, though sad lips have said 
That this our friend is dead, 

Why weep ye more? 
Since, though our prayer and plaint, 
Heav'n wins for earth's sweet saint 

An angel more. 

— Edward Renaud. 
Washington, D. C. 

Seven children, viz: 

1856. Haidee Williamson; resides in ISTew York City. 

1857. Corinne Williamson; m. Dwight K. Tripp. 1 child +. 

1858. Adley Williamson; d. Nov. 8, 1885, in her 24th year, at 

Washington, D. C. 

1859. Hallam Gregory Williamson; d. in Washington, D. C, at 

the age of 23 years; was educated at Princeton College. 

1860. Annette Williamson ; m. Warner B. Bailey (in U. S. Navy 

as chief of engineers). 1 child +. 

1861. Pauline Williamson; m. Eoy Jones. 2 children +. 

1862. Madge Williamson ; m. Geo. Russell Stearns. 2 children+ 

CORINNE Williamson (1857) ; m. Dwight K. Tripp of Chicago, 
Jan. 20, 1881. She d. in 1890. 1 child, viz : 

1863. James Williamson Tripp. 

ANNETTE Williamson (1860) ; m. Warner B. Bailey, U. S. N.; 
resides in Washington, D. C. 1 child, viz : 

1864. Warner Williamson Bailey. 



236 DESCENDANTS OF 

PAULINE Williamson (1861); twin; m. Koy Jones April 5, 
1893 ; resides in Santa Monica, Cal. He is son of Senator Jones of 
Nevada. 2 children, viz : 

1865. Gregory Jones. 

1866. Dorothy Jones. 

MADGE Williamson (1862); twin; m. George Eussell Stearns 
Jan. 24, 1894 ; resides in Augusta, Ga. 2 children, viz : 

1867. Constance Stearns. 

1868. Eichard Alexander Stearns. 

EMMA GERTRUDE Gregory*^ (1855) (Margaret A.^ JoelV 
Joseph^, Samuel", John^) ; m. John A. T. Hull, son of Andrew 
Young and Margaret Tiffin Hull, at the home of her sister, Mrs. 
Williamson, in Des Moines, la., during the Civil War. J. A. T. Hull 
was b. at Sabina, 0., May 1, 1841; went to Iowa in 1849; educated 
in public schools, Asbury University, Iowa Wesleyan College, and 
graduated from Cincinnati Law School in 1862; enlisted in 23d 
Iowa Infantry July, 1862; 1st lieutenant, then captain; wounded 
at Black River in 1863; resigned Oct., 1863; elected Secretary of 
Iowa State Senate in 1872; re-elected 1874-76-78; elected Sec'y of 
State in 1878-80-82; elected Lieutenant-Governor 1885-87; elected 
to 52d, 53d and 54th Congress; re-elected to 55th, 56th and 57th 
Congress as a Republican. He is best known as Chairman of House 
Committee on Military Affairs, which position he has held since the 
54th Congress. 3 children, viz: 

1869. Annette Hull. 

1870. John Adley Hull +. 

1871. Albert Gregory Hull; b. Aug. 16, 1867^ near Birming- 

ham, la.; graduate of the Medical Department of Iowa 
State University; took a special course at Rush Medical 
College, and post-graduate course at Polyclinic of New 
York City; is now surgeon-in-charge of the hospital of 
the Military Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at 
Leavenworth, Kas. ; m. Cora Abernathy, dau. of James 
L. and Elizabeth Martin Abernathy, in Kansas City, 
Mo., May 11, 1898. 1 child: 

*443. Elizabeth Abernathy Hull; b. Jan. 4, 1900, at 
Leavenworth. 



' Previously numbered. 




Judge- Advocate Gexeieal J. A. Hull. 



JOHN WALKER. 237 

JOHN ADLEY Hull (1870) ; b. at Bloomfield, la., Aug. 7, 1874; 
■early evinced a desire for military knowledge by joining the militia 
of the State of Iowa at the age of 14 ; graduated from the State Uni- 
versity in both collegiate and law courses at the age of twenty-one; 
was senior captain of the college battalion at the time of graduation. 
At the time war was declared with Spain he was Captain of Company 
A, 51st Iowa, but resigned this commission and was appointed Major 
and Judge Advocate U. S. Volunteers May 10, 1898, and was on 
duty in the office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington, D. C, 
from May 21st to 26th; on duty as Judge Advocate 4th Army Corps 
at Tampa, Fla., May 26th to July 21st, 1898; enroute to, and on 
duty in Porto Eico from July 21st to August 1st, 1898; Judge Ad- 
vocate 1st Division 1st Army Corps at Ponce, P. E., August 2d to 
24th, 1898; enroute to Washington, D. C, Aug. 24th to Sept. 9th, 
1898; Judge Advocate 1st Army Corps at Lexington, Ky., Sept. 
10th to JSTov. 2d, 1898; Judge Advocate 4th Army Corps at Hunts- 
ville, Ala., Nov. 3d to 19th, 1898 ; on leave from Nov. 19th to Dec. 
1st, 1898; left San Francisco Jan. 31st; arrived in Manila, Philip- 
pine Islands, March 4th, 1899 ; on duty as Judge Advocate Depart- 
ment of the Pacific and 8th Army Corps ; Judge of the Provost Court 
at Manila March 4th, 1899, to April 6th, 1900; Judge of the Provost 
Court and Acting Judge Advocate of the Division of the Philippines 
from April 7th, 1900, to date (Oct., 1900) ; also appointed by Gen- 
eral Otis as President of the Board of Liquidation to adjust the 
Spanish claims. The credit of breaking up smuggling in Manila is 
given to Major Hull. 

KATHEEINE EUTHEEFOED Walker^ (1823) (JoeP, Jos- 
eph^ SamueP, John^) ; b. in Virginia Oct. 6, 1800; d. Aug. 2, 1876; 
came to Ohio at the age of three years ; lived near Springfield until 
1836, when she came to Iowa with her sister Mary and their brother 
Dr. Walker. They came by boat via the Ohio, Mississippi and Illi- 
nois rivers to McDonough County, 111., where there was a settlement 
of Walker relatives from Kentucky. From here they went to Fort 
Madison, selecting this as their home. Katherine never married; 
made her home with her sister until her death, and afterwards witii 
the daughter of this same sister. Katherine died at the home of her 
brother. Dr. Walker, during the absence of her neice while attending 
the Centennial at Philadelphia. 



238 DESCENDANTS OF 

SAMUEL ALLEN Walker (1824) ; b. Aug. 3, 1803, in Virginia; 
d. July 28, 187S, in Oneco, Stephenson County, 111. ; came with his 
father's family in conveyances via the National Eoad, then opened 
for emigration, bringing with them several colored people belonging 
to the family. Two of these made the journey upon horse-back, and 
lived until old age in Ohio — free women in a free state. Samuel re- 
ceived his education from his father's careful teaching, and assisting 
in surveying and in the schools of the neighborhood. He went to 
Columbus to learn the printers' trade. In the autumn of 1837 he, 
with his sister Elizabeth, went to Fort Madison, la., by boat. They 
found a log cabin already built upon the "Douglass Claim," in which 
they together began pioneer life. In 1841 he married Mrs. Rebecca 
Parmer, aunt of J. C. Walker. She is recorded in the annals of the 
state as being the first woman teacher in Iowa. She came to Fort 
Madison early in the year 1834 from the "Point," St. Charles Coun- 
ty, Mo., with her two sons, Lycurgus and Devore, in company with 
her father and brother Ebenezer and Ebenezer Davenport Ayers, who 
had made their "claims" and built their cabins northeast of town on 
the Hill Eoad leading to Burlington and Augusta. The schools kept 
by the Widow Parmer were held in a vacant cabin on her own claim, 
and in her own home cabin on the Sabbath for Bible instruction, 
when she gathered together children of the neighborhood to instruct 
in both week-day and Sabbath lessons, this being a labor of love, and 
of meager and incidental remuneration to herself, but most faith- 
fully and perseveringly executed. 

In this log cabin home on her claim occurred her second marriage 
to Samuel A. Walker, her sons having gone out to begin life in other 
pursuits than farming, in the little settlement near by at the foot of 
the hill, now (1841) known as Fort Madison, beside the river and 
near the old "Fort," built in 1805, but at this time without garri- 
son, since the treaty with Black Hawk, the Indian Chief, was already 
signed; and Michigan Territory divided into Wisconsin, 1836, and 
to Iowa Territory in 1838, and the Indian wars were at an end in this 
locality and peace secured. After this marriage they removed to a 
farm tract southwest of town on the Sand Prairie, where they made 
their home for nine years. On Jan. 3, 1850, Rebecca Walker d., and 
her grave was made beside that of her father, who died in December, 
1834, and was buried in the acre of her claim which she then donated 
for a family burial place, and "God's Acre," as well, and which after- 
wards became the present Cherry Hill Cemetery. 



JOHN WALKER. 239 

After the lapse of over forty years, in 1892 Mr. J. B. Stewart, the 
grandson of Ebenezer Ayers, erected on the spot the Ayers-Stewart 
monument to commemorate the lives of these brave pioneers to Iowa, 
the father, brother and sister of his mother, Mrs. Emily Ayers 
Stewart (the widow of Dr. Abram Stewart of Hannibal, Mo.), who 
came in Oct., 1835, one year after his death, with her two children, 
Martha M. and Joseph Buffon, to join her father, brother and sister 
already here. They also made a claim adjoining the brother, Ebene- 
zer Ayers, and built their cabin in the following spring of 1836, the 
two cousins, Devore and Lucurgus, assisting Joseph B. The eldest 
of the three cousins, Devore, being then but sixteen and a half years 
of age, but all bearing manfully the labors of pioneering, felling 
trees to build their cabins, breaking the virgin soil with the simple 
implements of that time, digging wells, planting orchards, sowing 
and planting, reaping and threshing, and going to mill, the sack of 
grain thrown across the horse's back on which they rode to Augusta 
to the mill. In winter trapping the quail, pheasants, prairie chick- 
ens, squirrels and rabbits. In summer gathering the wild berries, 
plums, crab apples and forest nuts. Thus began and passed the 
years 1841-50. She died Jan. 3, 1850, aged 49 years. The follow- 
ing expressive lines were written to her memory by Geo. N. Williams, 
who afterwards served as Attorney-General of the United States in 
President Grant's cabinet: 

"The subject of this notice will be long and affectionately remem- 
bered by those best known to her in life as a friend, a wife and a 
mother. 

"There was no parade of shining qualities for public gaze, but 
quietude and gentleness were the elements of her nature and she 
sought only for reward which remembrance of doing good always 
brings to the pure in heart. The family circle was the sphere in 
which she delighted to live and move and dispense her ministrations 
of kindness to those by whom she was surrounded. 

"Contentment and cheerfulness were characteristics of her mind 
and all her efforts were directed to make liome the sanctuary from the 
troubles and cares of restless life attractive and happy. 

"A mother's loss must be felt to be known; it can never be de- 
scribed. No matter what changes may befall a man in this world, 
though multiplied years may push hiin far down the declivity of old 
age, never while memory lasts can he forget the devotion and tender- 



340 DESCENDANTS OF 

ness of a mother's love. Endeared as the deceased was to many whom 
she has left to mourn her sudden and irreparable loss, the separation 
could not be otherwise than deeply painful and afflictive. 

"But even in such sorrow there is a solace, derived from the full 
assurance which her friends feel that she was able to say in language 
of reliance: 

" 'To death's uplifted dart : 

Aim sure ! Oh, why delay ? 
Thou wilt not find a fearful heart, 

A weak, reluctant prey; 
For still the spirit, firm and free. 
Triumphant in the last dismay, 
Wrapt in its own eternity 
Shall smiling, pass away.' " 
— Condensed from the obituary notice published in a Fort Madison 
paper in January, 1850. 

SAEAH BAIRD Walker^ (1825) (JoeP, Joseph^ SamueP, 
John^) ; twin sister of Thomas Armstrong; b. Oct. 2, 1806, in 
Springfield, 0.; m. Martin Marshall Campbell Jan. 1, 1824. He 
was b. in Rockbridge County, Va., March 4, 1802; d. May 8, 1866. 
She d. Feb. 7, 1888, at the home of her dau., Mrs. LaSalle, in Beat- 
rice, Neb. She was a woman of rare attainments and a beautiful 
Christian character. 

Martin M. Campbell was descended from the Campbells of Kir- 
nan, of the House of Argyle, as was also John Campbell, who mar- 
ried Elizabeth Walker in Neury, Ireland, about 1721. In 185 — , 
Martin Campbell and his wife removed to Iowa, selecting West Point 
as their home, and from this home three of their four daughters were 
married. 

Five children, viz: 

1872. Margaret Armstrong Campbell; m. John Burns Ritchey; 

m. (2) John Peters, (3) A. O. Spellman. 3 children+ 

1873. Joel Walker Campbell ; b. in Springfield, 0., Nov. 2, 1833 ; 

d. Feb. 9, 1852 +. 

1874. Elizabeth Graham Campbell; m. William Gilkerson Craw- 

ford; m. (2) Henry Arlington LaSalle. 1 child +. 

1875. Katherine L. Campbell; m. John Cary Turk, (2) Mau- 

rice E. Gilbert. 2 children +. 




Sakah Baiim) Walkki; Camphki. 



JOHN WALKER. 241 

1876. Lida Walker Campbell; b. Jan. 9, 1840, in Ohio; m. Nov. 

20, 1857, Dr. William Stewart Grimes of Westmoreland 
County, Virginia. He d. Feb., 1869. She then m. Ma- 
jor John Stephen Keith Adamson of West Meath, Ire- 
land, Dec. 12, 1872. He served in the Civil War three 
years with honor and distinction, and d. Oct. 15, 1896. 
No children. 

MAEGAEET AEMSTEONG CampbelP (1872) (Sarah B.-\ 
Joel*, Joseph^, SamueP, John^) ; b. June 24, 1827; m. John Burns 
Eitchey June 24, 1844. He d. July 27, 1851, of cholera. After Mr. 
Eitchey's death, Margaret m. John Peters, Nov. 10, 1853. He d. 
in 1866, and she then m. A. G. Spellman, a veteran of the Civil War. 
3 children, viz: 

1877. Joel Calvin Eitchey; m. Isabella Debrow May 16, 1870. 

He was b. March 20, 1840. No children. 

1878. James Martin Eitchey; m. Emma Josephine McKegy. 4 

children +. 
By 2nd marriage : 

1879. Valeria Ida Peters ; m. Edward Begnell. 3 children +. 

JAMES MAETIN Eitchey^ (1878) (Margaret% Sarah B.^ JoeP, 
Joseph^, Samuel-, John^) ; b. April 15, 1848; m. Emma Josephine 
McKegy May 20, 1871. She d. May 23, 1890. 4 children, viz : 

1880. James Martin Eitchey, Jr. ; m. Lola Elrod. 1 child +. 

1881. Charles Burns Eitchey; b. Oct. 2, 1874; d. Aug. 17, 1894. 

1882. Henry Adamson Eitchey; b. 1877. 

1883. Katherine C. Eitchey; b. April 30, 1879; only dau. of 

Josephine and James Eitchey; is now the adopted dau. 
of her cousin, Joseph Buchanan of Beatrice. 

JAMES MAETIN Eitchey, Jr.« (1880) (James^ Margaret^, 
Sarah B.^ JoeP, Joseph^ SamueP, John^) ; b. Aug. 12, 1872; m. 
Lola Elrod March 10, 1899. 1 child, viz : 

1884. Mildred Eitchey; b. March 17, 1899. 

VALEEIA IDA Peters'^ (1879) (Margaret^ Sarah B.^ JoeP, 
Joseph^ SamueP, John^) ; b. Nov. 38, 1858. She m. Edward Beg- 
nell Nov. 28, 1875. (She was dau. of Margaret and John Peters.) 
3 children, viz: 



242 DESCENDANTS OF 

1885. Etheleyn Josephine Begnell; b. July 8, 1883. 

1886. Eugene Thompson Begnell; b. Nov. 14, 1885. 

1887. Vera Begnell; b. Jan. 30, 1889. 

ELIZABETH GEAHAM CampbelP (1874) (Sarah B.^ Joel*, 
Joseph=5, Samuel-, John^) ; b. May 19, 1836; m. Aug. 26, 1832, to 
William Gilkerson Crawford, only son of Eobert and Margaret Lat- 
mier Crawford. He d. Nov. 14, 1870. 1 child was b. to them, viz : 

1888. Katherine C. Crawford; b. Aug. 20, 1857. She m. Sept. 

26, 1877, Joseph Byron Buchanon. 1 child, viz: 

1889. William Crawford Buchanon; b. Dec. 28, 
1879; d. July 21, 1880. They adopted their 
cousin's dau., Katherine Eitchey. 

After Mr. Crawford's death in 1871, his widow married Henry 
Arlington LaSalle of Georgetown, N. Y., April 26, 1875. Colonel 
LaSalle served in the Civil War four and one-half years; was a brave 
and efficient soldier. 

KATHEEINE L. CampbelP (1875) (Sarah B.^ Joel*, Joseph^ 
SamueP, John^ ) ; b. Jan. 9, 1840 ; twin sister of Lida. She m. John 
Cary Turk of Cincinnati, 0., Sept. 10, 1858. He d. Sept. 19, 1870. 
She then m. Maurice E. Gilbert of Louisiana Feb. 20, 1875. There 
was a son by the 1st marriage and a dau. by the 2d. 2 children, viz : 

1890. William Campbell Turk; b. Oct. 12, 1859; d. June 21, 

1880. 

1891. Katherine Eutherford Gilbert; b. Nov. 6, 1880. 

THOMAS AEMSTEONG Walker^ (1826) (Joel*, Joseph^ Sam- 
ueP, John^) ; twin brother of Sarah Beard; b. near Springfield, 0., 
Oct, 2, 1806 ; lived near that place and in adjoining counties of Fay- 
ette and Pickaway until 1840, when he went to Fort Madison, la. 
In 1845 he was made postmaster by President Polk; served 4 years. 
In 1846, was appointed Colonel of territorial troops by Governor 
Clark. In 1849, with his brothers, he entered into a contract with 
the Iowa legislature to improve the Des Moines Eiver navigation, 
and in connection with other work built the "Lock" at Croton, re- 
maining there about 6 years, when he received the appointment of 
Eegister of the U. S. Land Office at Des Moines ; removed to Howard, 



JOHN WALKER. 243 

Kas., with his son, Captain J. M. Walker in 1882, where he died May 
26, 1888, aged 81 years; m. for his 1st wife Eliza Frame, who d. 
May 9, 1839, in Westfall, Pickaway County; m. (2) Judith Forse- 
man Frame. His death removed a good man from the world. A 
man of remarkable memory and a careful reader, his mind was a 
veritable store house of facts and incidents, and up to his death he 
retained his faculties in a wonderful degree. 5 children, viz : 

1892. Joel Milton Walker; m. India Marshall. 3 children +. 

1893. Eliza Walker; m. Theodore Dickerson. 2 children +. 

1894. Augustus Dodge Walker; m. Mary Miles. 3 children +. 

1895. John Samuel Walker; m. Margaret A. Parker +. 

1896. Sarah Walker; m. Chas. M. Townsend. 5 children +. 

JOEL MILTON Walker^ (1892) (Thomas A.^ JoeP, Joseph^ 
Samuel-, John^) ; b. Pickaway County, 0., Nov. 4, 1835; m. India 
Marshall Oct. 21, 1857. She d. 1863, leaving two daughters. He 
then m. Lou M. Eamsey in Nov., 1865. She d. July 4, 1892, leaving 
one son, Eamsey. 

Joel M. Walker was Captain of Company B, 23d Iowa, and served 
under Greneral Grant in the campaign at Vicksburg in 1863, and on 
General Crocker's staff. At the close of the war, was mustered out 
of the U. S. service at Harrisburg, Tex., July 28, 1865 ; lived at Polk 
City, la., until 1881, when he moved to Howard, Kas., and in 1891 
he went to Des Moines; removed to Idaho soon after, where he died 
Aug. 7, 1900. 

India M. Walker's death was caused from overwork in ministering 
to the sick and afflicted, both black and white, of her neighbors, 
smallpox patients and those suffering from other contagious diseases 
were cared for by her. The contraband colored people said of her : 
"She was the Lord Jesus to us all." 3 children viz : 

1897. Eliza Marshall Walker; m. James Eobert Hall. 2 chil- 

dren +. 

1898. India Walker; m. James Madison Pearce. 3 children +. 

1899. Eamsey Milton Walker ; b. Dec. 29, 1867 ; resides in Mos- 

cow, Idaho. 

ELIZA MAESHALL Walker^ (1897) (Joel M.^ Thomas^ Joel*, 
Joseph^, SamueP, John^) ; b. Nov. 9, 1858; m. James Eobert Hall 



244 DESCENDANTS OF 

Oct. 12, 1886, at Howard, Kas. ; reside Moscow, Idaho. 2 children, 
viz: 

1900. Mary Walker Hall; b. Dec. 3, 1887. 

1901. Joel David Hall; b. May 30, 1889. 

INDIA Walker^ (1898) (Joel M.«, Thomas% Joel*, Joseph^ Sam- 
uel-, John^) ; b. Sept. 7, 1862; m. Sept. 21, 1892, James Madison 
Pearce at Kendrick, la. 3 children, viz : 

1902. Eamsey W. Pearce; b. Aug. 9, 1893. 

1903. Florence Pearce; b. March 27, 1895. 

1904. Joel Milton Pearce; b. April 20, 1889. 

ELIZA Walker^ (1893) (Thomas% JoeP, Joseph^ SamueP, 
John^); 2d child of Thomas and Eliza Frame; b. 1837. At the 
time of her mother's death in 1839, was adopted by a relative and 
remained in Ohio. She m. Theodore H. Dickerson, who d. April 30, 
1890. She d. April 16, 1891. 2 children, viz : 

1905. Milton Bartram Dickerson. 

1906. Mary Mossman Dickerson. 

AUGUSTUS DODGE Walker" (1894) (Thomas A.^ Joel'S 
Joseph^, SamueP, John^) ; b. at Fort Madison April 24, 1842; m. 
Mary Miles July 4, 1866. In Aug., 1862, enlisted as private in Com- 
pany B, 23d Iowa, serving three 5^ears, and the history of that gallant 
regiment is his war record. He d. Nov. 2, 1898, at Des Moines, 
leaving a widow and three children, all graduates of Des Moines 
High School. 3 children, viz: 

1907. Minnie M. Walker. 

1908. George Walker. 

1909. Miles Walker. 

JOHN SAMUEL Walker^ (1895) (Thomas A.^ Joel*, Joseph', 
SamueP, John^) ; son of Thomas and Judith Walker; b. Aug. 29, 
1845, Fort Madison; enlisted as private. Company B, 23rd Iowa, 
Aug. 4, 1862 ; severely wounded in left cheek at Milikens Bend, 111., 
June 7, 1863, but in less than 3 months was back with liis Company; 
mustered out of the U. S. service July 28, 1895, at Vicksburg; was 
with General Banks on Bed Eiver campaign ; with General Canby in 
the Mobile campaign ; lived in Des Moines, la. ; m. Margaret A. 



JOHN WALKER. 245 

Parker at Mt. Pleasant, la., Jan. 11, 1866; removed to Washington, 
D. C, in 1892 ; is now a clerk in the Inter-State Commerce Commis- 
sion. He is the only surviving child of his parents (1899). 

SAEAH Walker*' (1896) (Thomas A.^ JoeP, Joseph', SamueP, 
John^) ; b. at Croton, la., Sept. 10, 1850; d. May 1, 1877, in New 
York City; m. Charles M. Townsend Sept. 10, 1868. He was b. in 
l^ew York City of English parents in 1842, and d. March 11, 1882. 
Their 5 children were : 

1910. Evelyn Todd Townsend ; m. Louis Meyers. 5 children +. 

1911. Louise Townsend; m. Eobt. C. Sinclair. 3 children +. 

1912. Charles M. Townsend; b. Aug. 26, 1873, in Syracuse, 

N. Y. ; d. Nov. 18, 1881, in New York City. 

1913. Bessie M. Townsend; m. Eobt. M. Snyder. 2 children +. 

1914. Sarah Townsend; b. Feb. 24, 1877, in New York City; d. 

March 6, 1877, in New York City. 

EVELYN TODD Townsend^ (1910) (Sarah% Thomas A.^ 
JoeP, Joseph^ SamueP, John^) ; b. Dee. 10, 1869, at St. Joseph, 
Mo.; m. Jan. 17, 1888, to Louis Meyers at Houston, Texas. 5 chil- 
dren, viz: 

1915. Hazel Meyers; b. Oct. 27, 1889, in Houston, Tex. 

1916. Evelyn Meyers; b. Sept. 10, 1891, in Houston, Tex. 

1917. Louis Townsend Meyers; b. Nov. 16, 1893, in Waco, Tex. 

1918. Eobert Leo Meyers ; b. July 1, 1895, in Kendrick, Idaho. 

1919. Dewey Joe Bailey Meyers; b. May 5, 1898, in Houston, 

Texas. 

LOUISE Townsend^ (1911) (Sarah^ Thomas A.% JoeP, Jos- 
eph^ SamueP, John^) ; b. Dee. 31, 1871, in New York City; d. Dec. 
24, 1899, at Kendrick, Idaho; m. Sept. 21, 1892, at Kendrick, 
Idaho, to Eobert C. Sinclair. 3 children, viz: 

1920. Gertrude Sinclair; b. April 21, 1893; d. Sept. 20, 1894. 

1921. Donald Walker Sinclair; b. Aug. 11, 1895. 

1922. Harold Peter Sinclair; b. Dec. 19, 1897, at Kendrick, 

Idaho. 

BESSIE M. Townsend^ (1913) (Sarah% Thomas A.^ JoeP, Jos- 
eph% SamueP, John') ; b. June 10, 1875, in Syracuse, N. Y.; m. 



346 DESCENDANTS OF 

Robert M. Snyder at Kendrick, Idaho, Sept. 20, 1893. 2 children, 
viz: 

1923. Joel Townsend Snyder; b. in Kendrick, Idaho, Nov. 24, 

1894. 

1924. Euth Snyder; b. Feb. 24, 1895, in Moscow, Idaho. 

MARY ANN PRINGLE Walker^ (1827) (JoeP, Joseph^, Sam- 
ueP, John!) ; b. March 22, 1810, near Springfield, 0.; m. Dr. Whit- 
ney Olds of Circleville, who died. She then m. James Douglas of 
Ft. Madison, who while on a business trip to Washington, D. C, on 
April 27, 1838, was lost by the explosion of the steamboat, Mozelle, 
within sight of the city of Cincinnati. She d. March 15, 1865. 
Their only child : 

1925. Mary James Douglas; b. May 10, 1838. She m. July 3, 
1861, John Van Valkenburg. They resided in Ft. Madison until 
1877, when they went to Chicago. He was a lawyer by profession, 
and practiced successfully up to the time of his death. 3 children, 
viz: 

1926. Edmund Douglas Van Valkenburg; b. July 8, 1865. 

1927. Clement Lincoln Van Valkenburg. 

1928. Joel Walker Van Valkenburg. He served throughout the 

Spanish- American war in Company F, South Iowa Regi- 
ment ; was promoted to Corporal for meritorious services, 
and honorably discharged on the return of the regiment 
at the close of the war. 

JOEL CALVIN Walker^ (1828) (Joel*, Joseph^ SamueP, 
John^) ; b. in Springfield, 0., Feb. 7, 1812, whither his parents had 
removed from Rockbridge County, Va. He studied medicine in the 
office of Drs. Olds and Gibson of Circleville, 0., after which he at- 
tended lectures in Philadelphia at Jefferson Medical College ; settled 
in Ft. Madison in 1836, where he spent the remainder of his life, 
always being looked up to as one of its prominent citizens. He was 
for a time Clerk of the U. S. Court, and afterward held several other 
important public positions. He m., Oct. 1838, Martha M. Stewart, 
Rev. Alexander Ewing officiating. She was a dau. of Dr. Abram 
Stewart of Scotch ancestry. Dr. Stewart served as surgeon in the 
U. S. Army. He d. in Oct. 1834. His wife Emily, b. at Ft. Harmar 
in the Northwest Territorv Jan. 22, 1795, was a dau. of Ebenezer 



k 

Dr. Joel Calvix Walker. 



JOHN WALKER. 247 

and Deborah Davenport Ayres, who came from Connecticut to Mari- 
etta, 0, Dr. Stewart and Emily Ayres were m. in July, 1816. After 
his death she came to Ft. Madison with her children — this was in 
1835. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church for over sev- 
enty years, being one of the original members of the Ft. Madison 
church, as was also her dau. Martha and son-in-law Dr. Walker, with 
several other members of their families. There were only three houses 
in Ft. Madison when Mrs. Stewart with her two children came to 
the place, one of these being the cabin built by her sister's son, Devore 
Parmer, on the Augusta road. Here she with her children found a 
home for a time. She d. July 18, 1879, at the home of her son-in- 
law, Dr. Walker. Dr. Walker became an elder in the church soon 
after its organization and was always a liberal contributor towards 
its support. When a new building was erected in 1858 he assumed 
the whole debt due upon the building amounting to over $1000 and 
paid tlie same. He was a man of wide intelligence, a constant reader 
and of a very retentive memory. 

In 1842 he was appointed Clerk of the U. S. District Court, which 
office he filled five years. In 1862 he received the appointment of 
Collector of Internal Eevenues, his brother, John G., being made 
Deputy Collector. After the assassination of President Lincoln in 
1865, Dr. Walker was succeeded in his office by General Belknap of 
Keokuk, and resumed the business of merchandising. In 1879 he 
undertook the difficult work of adjusting Swamp Land Claims, as 
special agent for the government. 

Judge Joseph M. Beck, who well remembered Dr. Walker in 1854 
and the stand he took for right and justice at the convention which 
nominated Lincoln in 1860, Dr. Walker being a delegate to this con- 
vention, said of him : "He never waited to see which way the wind 
would blow, but allied himself with the party of liberty at its very 
birth." This principle he inherited from his maternal grandfather, 
Eobert Armstrong, of Virginia, who directed the course of Joel 
Walker, his son-in-law, to Ohio, believing it would become a free 
state, and in so doing gave liberty in 1803 to two colored girls, his 
own property, who accompanied Mrs. Joel Walker, his dau., to Ohio, 
where they lived and died as free women. 

Prior to the formation of the Eepublican party Dr. Walker was 
an Anti-Slavery Democrat. He attended the convention held in 
Nashville, Tenn., which nominated James K. Polk to the Presidency 



248 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

of the United States, during which time he visited the Hermitage, 
the home of Andrew Jackson, near by, bringing home with him as a 
relic of this place, and the event of his visit to it, a hickory stick or 
cane which grew there. He also attended the inauguration of Presi- 
dent Polk in March of 1845, in Washington. He helped to organize 
the Eepublican party in Iowa in 1854, and was actively interested in 
its welfare ever afterward. 

Almost the last act of his life was to shake hands with a poor col- 
ored woman who had come to see him in his last illness and express 
her affection and gratitude for protection and kindness shown to her 
in her early life. He died at his residence in Ft. Madison, Oct. 17, 
1888. The following fitting eulogy was pronounced upon this good 
man by James H. Duffus, editor of the Ft. Madison Plain Dealer: 

"Although well advanced in years, having passed the three score 
and ten allotted to man, yet the loss of such a citizen to any com- 
munity cannot be estimated. Always in the lead in every good cause, 
liberal to assist in every worthy enterprise and posted on all the im- 
portant measures that affected the welfare of our people, Dr. Walker 
was looked up to as the one man in our midst who always knew what 
he was talking about, and never gave a false alarm or led his friends 
astray. Quiet and unassuming, he was loved and respected by all 
who knew him. For fifty-three long years Ft. Madison has been his 
home, and in all that time he has been buoyed up by the hope that 
some time this would be a prosperous city. His faith was well found- 
ed, and his fondest hopes were rapidly becoming a reality, but just 
as the sun of prosperity was climbing up the eastern horizon and 
shedding his resplendent rays upon the city he so much loved, the 
fitful summons came; and like a knight in full armor, divested of 
sword and buckler, a true and valiant soldier of the cross, he was 
called to his reward. He was a personal friend of the writer, and 
often have we listened to his words of counsel and advice during a 
little more than three years that we have known him. Peace to his 
ashes and honor to his memory." 

Dr. Walker and his wife were charter members of the Presbyter- 
ian Church of this place, which was organized by the Presbytery of 
Schuyler, 111., by *Eev. Launcelot Graham Bell, on March 26, 1838, 

*Rev. I,auncelot Graham Bell was related to Elizabeth Graham's family of Virginia, 
the ancestress who was in a shipwreck on her voyage to America. She was the mother 
of Joel Walker's wife Margaret. Rev. Bell, or "Father" Bell, as he was sometimes called, 
was a son of one of the most faithful pioneer missionaries that Iowa had, if not the first 
and best in Presbyterianism. 



JOHN WALKEK. 249 

in the upper room of an unplastered store building on Front Street, 
between Pine and Cedar Streets, with seventeen members, of which 
number Dr. Walker and his three sisters, Elizabeth G. Walker, Kath- 
arine R. Walker and Mrs. Mary Ann P. Olds (widow), by letter 
from Ohio, and Mrs. Eebecca A. Parmer (widow), and her sister, 
Mrs. Emily Stewart (widow), by letter from Missouri, and her 
daughter. Miss Martha M. Stewart, on confession of faith, were 
seven of the seventeen. 

The first minister was the Eev. J. A. Clark of Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary, sent under the patronage of the American Home Mis- 
sionary Society June 1, 1838. 

In this year the Presbyterian Church in the United States was 
divided into two separate churches, called the Old and New School. 
Soon after this occurred the Eev. Clark withdrew with a part of the 
number of the church here, and formed an organization under the 
New School Branch. Those who remained then reorganized as the 
Old School, and thus there were two weak, struggling little churches 
in a small village. 

In 1843 the New School began erecting a brick church, and the 
pastor also erected for himself a brick residence. They were com- 
pleted, the church building in 1846, at a cost of six thousand dollars. 
The Old School continued to hold services in the building on Front 
Street, and later in the court room of the new brick court house on 
Third Street. The weekly prayer meetings were held from house 
to house of the members. Dr. Walker, then only twenty-six years of 
age, was made a ruling elder of this Old School Branch. 

After various hardships, sacrifices and struggles on the part of 
these two weak churches, it was proposed that they unite and worship 
as one congregation. A vote was taken on the first of January, 1860, 
which resulted in a majority of votes for the Old School, and the 
church was enrolled in the Presbytery of Iowa, 0. S. in March, 1860. 
Thus this union was perfected in this small town in the west in ad- 
vance of the National Presbyterian Churches, which example was 
followed by the union of the two Assemblys in Pittsburg in 1871. 
The debt which had long hung on the building, was assumed and 
paid by Dr. Walker gladly and thankfully. "He gives twice who 
gives quickly." "And the Lord loveth a cheerful giver." Such this 
man ever was. 



250 DESCENDANTS OF 

Dr. J. C. Walker and others composed the eldership. The new 
church was erected 1884-5 on the spot of the old building of 1846. 
"Thus the old order changeth, yielding place to new, and God fulfills 
Himself in many ways." 

Dr. Stewart has been the pastor twenty-five years next April, 1877- 
1902, and his pastorate is the longest of any in the Presbytery, hav- 
ing come to West Point, la., in 1859, thence to Burlington, 1865, 
and to Omaha, 1871. 

At the present time Mrs. J. C. Walker is the only surviving char- 
ter member (March 36, 1838— February 22, 1902). She, with a 
few other veteran Presbyterians of Ft. Madison, greet one another 
Sabbath by Sabbath with a smile and handshaking "for Christ and 
the Church," and "Auld Lang Syne." "Mark ye well her bulwarks ; 
they shall prosper that love thee." 

The church, and the family ties of kinship, of each to the other, 
were always the first and chief objects of their labors and affections 
throughout the entire fifty years of their wedded life. They were 
steadfast, consistent. Christian young people, in a community where 
gayety and frivolity, such as is common to all new countries, abound- 
ed. With dancing, cards, "shows," and drinking they had no asso- 
ciation in those early years — the modern saloon with its gaudy allure- 
ments was then denominated a "grogery" and treated as such, not 
only to be avoided but exterminated — and rather the calm, serious, 
consistent course of those whose minds were set upon building of 
sure foundations in the upbuilding of churches, schools, the state and 
town, the family and home. What marvel is it that such was their 
course, since the family record made by Joel Walker of Ohio, begins 
with John Walker of Wigton and Katharine Eutherford, whose fath- 
er, the Eev. John Eutherford, was nephew to Eev. Samuel Euther- 
ford, "that sweet saint of the Covenant," and his wife Isabel Allein, 
the daughter of Eev. Joseph Allein, the author of "The Alarm" in 
Scotland, following with such other names as Whitfield in the East 
and South, Eev. Daniel Baker and Eev. Finley in Ohio, and Eev. 
Jonathan Edwards in Connecticut, and Eev. David Nelson in Mis- 
souri, the author of "Cause and Cure of Infidelity," and of the hymn, 
"My Days are Gliding Swiftly By" ; also the treasured memory of a 
visit of the former pastor, Eev. Allen, from Ohio, soon after the 
coming to Ft. Madison. Thus soon were the homes open to Christian 
hospitality and free from selfish ends and aims, and to their "Cast 



JOHN WALKER. 251 

bread upon the waters" in full assurance of its sacred promise. "N'ot 
I but Christ dwelling in me" the motive and theme. 

Martha Maria Stewart was the daughter of Dr. Abram Stewart, 
who was born in Vermont, 1784. (His father, Abram Stewart was 
born in Scotland, 1742; died in Eden, New York, 1836, aged 94 
years. He married Martha Eowley, b. 1743, d. 1806, aged 63 years.) 
Dr. Stewart was an assistant surgeon in the United States Army, 
and was stationed at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, 1809, or earlier 
by some records. 

Later he was called to attend a case of serious illness in "The 
Point," at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Eivers, 
hence called "The Point," in Portage Des Sioux Township, St. 
Charles County, Louisiana Territory, in the family of Mr. Ebenezer 
Ayers. Here he met Miss Emily Ayers, the daughter. The ac- 
quaintance was continued, and in July, 1816, they were married, the 
Eev. Timothy Flint officiating. 

Dr. Stewart resigned his position as surgeon in the army and be- 
gan the practice of his profession in and near St. Louis, making his 
home at Florissant, now a suburb of the city; and here on January 
20, 1820, Martha Maria Stewart was born. There were two other 
daughters, both dying in early childhood. On August 2, 1821, in 
St. Charles Countj^ near the Point, Joseph Buffon Stewart was born. 
They a few years later removed to Hannibal, Missouri. Dr. Stewart 
was a gentleman of classical, professional and polite education and 
rearing, and he was a diligent instructor in his family, taking advan- 
tage of every moment in the home and every outside opportunity to 
advance the development and education of his two children. He 
sent the daughter to a private boarding school in Palmyra, near by, 
taught by a Mrs. Burr, who was a highly cultivated lady from Vir- 
ginia. Here she, thus early in life, was instructed in the rudiments 
and accomplishments of the day as well, and the manners and cus- 
toms of polite and refined society. 

During these years, in Ohio, and under the instruction of Drs. 
Gibson & Olds, the young doctor, Joel C. Walker, was also being 
educated by Providence to meet and win this young woman who in 
the course of God's own time should become his wife, "not by chance 
nor by fate, but by the will of God." 

Dr. Abram Stewart died on October 11, 1834, in Hannibal. The 
subsequent history of his family is already told, and my patient 



253 DESCENDANTS OF 

reader will kindly return to previous pages and follow me yet a little 
further in the story of these earlier days. 

About 1790 Ebenezer Ayers came from Connecticut to Ohio and 
settled at the first known place of that Territory, now made famous 
as such, viz: Marietta. His wife was Deborah Davenport of Con- 
necticut. Her mother was closely related to the family of the mother 
of Jonathan Edwards, the divine. 

On January 22, 1795, Emily Ayers was born, and owing to danger 
from the Indians they had fled to the stockade or fort (afterwards 
called Ft. Harmer). This now historic spot was the place of her 
birth. 

Again in 1800 Ebenezer Ayers removed, and became a second time 
a pioneer, from Ohio to Louisiana Territory, as heretofore noted. 

There he made a home described in an early history of Missouri, 
by Eev. Flint, as follows: 

"He built the first horse-mill in that region of the country, and 
was a large fruit grower and made butter and cheese. He lived in 
a large red house in which the first Protestant sermon in the "Point 
was preached.^^ In 1804 he, James Flaugherty and John Woods 
were appointed Justices of the Peace for St. Charles District, being 
the first appointed under the American Government." 

Mr. Ayers had four children, one son and three daughters, Eliza, 
Emily and Kebecca. Ebenezer Davenport Ayers married Louisiana 
Overall. 

"Eebecca married Anthony C, Parmer, who was a ranger in a 
company commanded by Captain James Calloway. Mr. Parmer was 
afterwards elected Sheriff of St. Charles County, and served one 
term, 1818 to 1820. He had a good education, was an excellent 
scribe and taught school." 

To return to Ebenezer Ayers, the father. He sent his eldest 
daughter, Emily, the subject of this sketch, to St. Louis to school, 
where she boarded in the family of Mrs. Manuel Macomb, 1803-4, 
and was a witness to the now historical ceremonies attending the 
surrender of Louisiana Territory by the Spanish and French to the 
United States Government, on March 10, 1804, by purchase, of 
President Jefferson from Napoleon Bonaparte. 

"Thus on March 8, 1804, Missouri belonged to Spain, on the 9th 
to France, and on the 10th to the United States," when with banners 
flying and the music of Hail Columbia and Yankee Doodle and the 



JOHN WALKER. 353 

thunders of the cannon, the American troops marched in and took 
possession. St. Louis became the capital of the new Territory of 
Upper Louisiana, the Spanish and French surrendering all claims. 

Ere many months pass the Centennial of this event will be cele- 
brated in grandeur in St. Louis. March 10, 1804, to March 10, 
1902, seems a long period, but as these lines are penned I recall that 
the memory of Mrs. Emily Ayers Stewart is vividly recalled by her 
friends and neighbors yet residing in this little gem city. Her wit, 
her repartee, her ability to quiz one upon religious opinions and 
professions, for this was her chief theme and motive, and the reading 
of religious literature, first of all the Bible, was the occupation of 
her every leisure moment, with regular daily visitations to those in 
need of her ministrations. 

In July, 1879, she fell asleep joyfully, with these words : "What 
is death but the gate to endless joys," and her grave is beside her 
kindred in the little cemetery on the hillside near the old home 
places of 1834-5. 

On May 12, 1899, her only son, Joseph Buff on Stewart, passed in- 
to the "Great Beyond," as he spoke of the future life. 

Thus his sister, Mrs. J. C. Walker, was left alone of all this good- 
ly company at the age of nearly four score years. 

The children of Ebenezer D. Ayers, her first cousins, are yet liv- 
ing, and have found homes in California and elsewhere nearer. Of 
the five sons three, Frank, Samuel and Lycurgus, possibly too, Eben- 
ezer and Marion (the writer is not definitely informed), were sol- 
diers of the Civil War. The one daughter, Gertrude, is now Mrs. 
Nelson Burch of Los Angeles, California. 



A LETTEE TO MES. J. C. WALKEE, FT. MADISON, lA. 
381 Harvard St., Cambridge, Mass., 

October 10th, 1888. 

My Dear Sister: — I remember that this is the fiftieth anniversary 
of your marriage, and, although circumstances are not as favorable 
as we hoped a few months ago they would be, there is yet much to 
be thankful for. 

I hope Dr. Walker continues to improve in his general health, and 
that the recollection of the past fifty years of wedded life to you both 
finds little to regret and much to be thankful for. Three of your 



254 DESCENDANTS OF 

children, who delight to honor you, will, as they have done in the 
past, do all in their power to make the increasing years weigh lightly 
upon yon. 

Your many kind deeds done and personal sacrifices made for 
others have brought many grateful acknowledgements, but the great- 
er reward will come in the "Great Beyond/' Our lives from child- 
hood have been very much united, and our perfect harmony has been 
the pleasantest recollection of my life. 

Eemember me most gratefully to Dr. Walker, whose kindness to 
and trusting confidence in me have always been highly appreciated. 
Affectionately your brother, 

J. B. Stewart. 

The six children of Joel C. Walker were as follows : 

1929. James Douglas Walker; d. in infancy. 

1930. Emily Stewart Walker; m. Rev. George D. Stewart. 4 

children +. 

1931. Margaret Armstrong Walker; resides in Ft. Madison, la. 

1932. Chalmers Walker; d. in infancy. 

1933. Helen Walker; d. in infancy. 

1934. Buffon Stewart Walker; b. May 29, 1857; m. Mary 

Young. 1 child. Their home is in Des Moines, la. + 

EMILY STEWAET Walker (1930) ; m. Rev. George D. Stewart 
in 1864. He was b. Dec. 30, 1826, in Montgomery County, Pa. ; son 
of Ardenne Stewart of Philadelphia, who was treasurer of Montgom- 
ery County and lived to be 77 years old, m. Eliza Dillon. Dr. Stew- 
art is a graduate of Lafayette College, also took a theological course 
at Princeton; graduated from there in 1849; came to Lee County, 
la., in 1859. His labors in the ministry beginning about this time 
have continued up to the present (1902). He has been a worthy pas- 
tor and wise manager of the business affairs of the various churches 
over which he has been called to preside, and has been prominent in 
all matters tending to the welfare of the community morally, socially 
and religiousl)^ and is the center of a large circle of friends who 
comprise the city of Ft. Madison, which has been his home for up- 
wards of twenty-five years. 4 children, viz: 

1935. George B. Stewart; m. Adele Kretsinger. 2 children +. 

1936. Helen W. Stewart; d. in early childhood. 




Margaret AR:\isTRox(i Walker axd Her Mother, 
Mrs. J. C. Walker. 



JOHN WALKER. 255 

1937. Anna Stewart. 

1938. Miriam Stewart. 

GEOEGE B. Stewart (1935) and wife, Adele, had 2 children, viz: 
1935a. Son; d. young. 
1935b. Alan K. Stewart. • 

BUFFOS STEWART Walker (1934) and wife, Mary, had 1 
son, viz : 

1839. Stewart Young Walker; b. 1888. 

JOHN GRAHAM Walker^ (1829) (Joel% Joseph^, SamueP, 
John^) ; b. in Springfield, 0., July 3, 1813. He was one of a re- 
markable family of ten children, all of whom lived to a ripe old age, 
one sister being 96 years old at her death, another 86 and the most of 
them not less than 80. Nine of the brothers and sisters came west and 
settled in the then Territory of Iowa in the fall of 1837, where they 
joined their brother. Dr. Joel Calvin Walker, who had settled at Ft. 
Madison, la., earl yin the year 1835, where he continued to reside un- 
til his death. John Graham spent the most of his life as a merchant. 
He was deputy collector of internal revenue for the 1st Iowa district 
during the administration of Abraham Lincoln, of whom he was a 
profound admirer. Unlike the other brothers, he was in early life 
a Whig, but being a man of very profound convictions, soon allied 
himself with the Free Soil party and voted for J. G. Burney for 
president. Upon the organization of the Republican party he saw the 
opportunity of forcing the anti-slavery issue and became an earnest 
and enthusiastic republican, always supporting that party in every 
national contest, except in 1868, when he supported Horace Greeley, 
for whom he always had a sincere admiration, instead of General 
Grant. 

He served with distinction in the civil war, being a captain in the 
9th U. S. Regulars. In the home of Thomas Armstrong, his uncle 
and her step-father. May 8, 1838, he was married to Sophia Mather 
Page, whose death occurred in Kendrick, Idaho, in September, 1892. 

j\Ir. Walker was a gentleman of the old school, always tolerant, 
gentle, kind, sympathetic, just and honorable. He died, the last of 
his generation, at the home of James M. Pearce, in Kendrick, Latah 
County, Idaho, Tuesday, February 4, 1896, at the ripe old age of 82 



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years. "The memory of the just is blessed." Their only child was : 
1940. George Whitfield Walker; b. March 8, 1839, in Bellefon- 
taine, 0. ; d. Sept. 10, 1867, at Ft. Euby, Nevada. He 
was acting Captain in the 9th Infantry, U. S. Kegulars, 
at the time of his death, having received the appointment 
to the regular army through Hon. Lyman Trumbull of 
Illinois, his mother's own cousin; enlisted in the 2nd 
Iowa Infantry April, 1861, on President Lincoln's call 
for 750,000 men and 3,000,000 more. Soon for meritor- 
ious service in the battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., he was 
promoted to a 2nd Lieutenancy; Feb. 19, 1862, was ap- 
pointed as 2nd Lieutenant in the 9th Infantry Eegulars, 
and ordered to the Presidio, San Francisco ; promoted to 
1st Lieutenant July 25, 1863 ; was in command at Fort 
Euby when his death occurred. His grave is in the mili- 
tary cemetery at that place. 

JOEL WALKER CAMPBELL (1873). 

His life, though short, was one of unusual heroism. In the sum- 
mer of 1850 when the cholera was raging in the West and in the 
vicinity of Ft. Madison, patients fleeing from the contagion were 
left off from boats on their way from St. Louis. At this time Walker 
Campbell and a young friend volunteered their services as nurses for 
the sick and dying strangers at the hotel. Owing to this exposure 
and to the prostration of the very hot weather this frail young man 
succumbed to disease and was soon called to a higher life. 

It is with a blessed and joyous hope that his memory is cherished 
by those who knew him, for he had before this last great heroism 
been identified with other good works, being librarian of the Sabbath 
School, and a faithful attendant always upon Sabbath services. To 
his memory and that of her son, William C. Turk, his sister Kath- 
arine Gilbert caused a window to be placed in the new Presbyterian 
church in Ft. Madison, la., in 1885. One panel of which represents 
Christ raising the son of the widow of Wain from the dead, and a cor- 
responding Gothic panel represents Jacob's dream. Mrs. Gilbert's 
son, William C. Turk, was born in Council Bluffs, la., October 8, 
1859 ; was educated at Poughkeepsie Military Academy until 1873, 
when he went to Vevay, Switzerland. From there he graduated to 



JOHN WALKER. 257 

Stuttgart, where he spent three years, and returned to New York in 
1878; spent one year in Hot Springs; returned to New York in 1879, 
and for a short time was in H. B. Claflin's store. When the Pacific 
Eailway Improvement Company started, he left Claflin's and went 
with his uncle. Major Adamson, and since then had been either under 
Mr. McLaughlin on the preliminary survey or employed in the office 
at Fort Worth. He was taken sick with typhoid fever and carried 
to Weatherford, where he died on June 21, 1880. His genial dis- 
position, integrity of character and business habits won the admira- 
tion of all with whom he came in contact, and friendship once form- 
ed between him and another remained for all time. His death is 
doubly sad, coming as it did when he had scarce passed the thresh- 
hold of manhood, with brilliant prospects for the future to render 
his life dear to himself and friends. 



A LETTEE FEOM JOEL C. WALKEE TO HIS BEOTHEE, 
JOHN G. WALKEE. 

Fort Madison, Ia., Nov. 17, 1886. 
Dear Brother: — I left home for Ohio on the 6th of June; went 
direct to Springfield. It is a large city spread over much ground. 
I found many spots that I recognized ; the greatest charm was a long 
mill-run and its original swamps. The creek is arched over for over 
a mile in length; all the railways are laid down in this valley; the 
main depots are near Limestone Street, two blocks south of where 
the Buckeye House was, now corner of Main and Limestone Streets, 
the roads all run through the city from Mad Eiver east to six blocks 
east of Limestone Street — splits the city in two. The greater part 
of the residences are on the highlands south of Mill Eun and- north 
of Buck Creek; the factories are all on the flats of both creeks from 
two to three miles apart. I went from Springfield to Washington 
Co. H., 35 miles, by a new railway. This old town has grown to be 
a city of 8000 people; they have their cross railways through the 
town. From there I went to Mt. Sterling, by a new railway from 
Columbus to Cincinnati, 16 miles. I got to Mt. Sterling at 9 A. M., 
in the midst of a heavy rain. I found Isaac Moore and John Aber- 
nathy living there. Isaac Moore is 80 years of age; Abernathy, 73. 
Mt. Sterling will make a good town since they have got a good road, 
16 miles, to Washington ; same to London ; 20 to Circleville ; no other 

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towns near. The whole country is greatly changed ; the greater part 
of the timber is cut off and the land cultivated in tame grass, corn 
and wheat; the dwelling houses on the farms are comfortable, but 
cheap. I saw but three old houses on farms in our old neighborhood. 

Arthur Gregory^s old tavern still looks like it did 50 years ago. 
One on the old North farm and Shriner Pancoast's farm house near 
Waterloo. The country from Mt. Sterling to Waterloo is the best 
situated, and in the best repair. I found a turnpike road runs nearly 
over the old wagon road, only the crooks straight-lined; it passes 
east only a few feet of our old house. The timber along the road is 
nearly all cut off and the land was nearly all in wheat. By choosing 
the uplands they raise first-rate wheat. I got a horse and buggy — 
went down as far as Waterloo, took the Washington pike, went west 
to the North fork, 1| miles below our old residence; the old road 
fenced up. I found a road by going through these gates for one 
mile. I found the old place ; the dwelling house is gone. I found a 
cabin east of the house; a road Irom there to the old pasture; the 
pasture and the fields below the pasture had not been changed. It 
brought to my mind 60 years ago when I first went to the old place. 
Some 800 acres, embracing the old farm, belongs to one of the heirs 
of John (or Jobe) Tilton; they each sold out on their mother's death. 
The remainder has been sold and improved; the brush has grown up 
among the trees and is very heavy since the fire is kept out. The up- 
per half of the pasture has been sold to outside parties and is now 
improved. The railway crosses the North fork near where old Bat- 
teal Harrison's farm joined our land; a small town and railway sta- 
tion in the creek bank called Madison Mills. That whole country, 
after you leave the rolling land along the creeks, is very low and flat. 
I see in traveling over it, ditching and tilling of the land. The cuts 
and embankments for the railroad are very low. It is not as desira- 
ble a country as I thought is was — after an absence of fifty years. 

It is not now a healthy country, after all the improvements. A 
few years ago they had a boom in lands ; the whole country was badly 
in debt; a crisis came and they nearly all were broken up. Land 
will not sell for one-half that it did 15 years ago; in fact there has 
been no sale for land. 

It rained nearly all the time I was in Ohio. I was very unwell. 
******** I did not go to Circleville, as I learned 
that nearly all of my old friends were dead; among them Henry 



JOHN WALKER. 259 

Hedge, jSToah Greeg and many others. I was very sorry I could not 
make out a longer stay. I did not get over my attack until the first 
of October. Since then I have got' quite well and feel better every 
day. Your brother, 

Joel C. Walker. 

ANOTHEE LETTEE WEITTEN BY JOEL WALKEE. 

Duff's Fork, F. County, Ohio, April 24, 1833. 

My Dear Son: — We have been looking for a visit from you for 
some time, but are now disappointed. Your letter to your brother, 
J. C, of the 11th of this month informed us you cannot come, but 
are glad to hear you are well. Myself, your mother, brothers and 
sisters and their children are all in usual health. Family affairs 
among us : Mary Ann is in Circleville ; Joseph Olds came for her. 
Samuel and Joel have commenced farming at home; will work 12 or 
15 acres of the Gregory farm. Armstrong is living on my place; 
will work it and some of Gregory's also. Our country is improving 
fast. We have a fine appearance of fruit; apple and cherry trees are 
in full bloom. J. C. received a letter from J. M. Walker, dated 
Knightstown, Tenn., March 20. He gives a full account of our rela- 
tions there, the death of his brothers and his pursuit in business. He 
has procured Eevolutionary land warrants to the amount of 16 or 
20,000 acres. He will be on here in the course of next month, I ex- 
pect, to dispose of them. I had a visit from a Mr. John Bowyer, who 
formerly lived in Lewisburg, Va. He owns a good deal of land in 
Union and Logan counties. He will be on here this month to see 
them, and lay out a farm on old Mr. Yarwood's place. He purchased 
it last winter. He wants me to go with him to do it. If so, I will go 
and see you. He also wants us to go to Virginia to aid him and Mr. 
Thomason to search and find the land I sold a Mr. Melvan some 
years ago, as they own it now. When he, Bowyer, was here in the 
winter, he agreed to undertake to collect our claim off Steele. I have 
not heard what he did ; he said he would write me what he could do 
with him, but am in hopes to see him myself shortly. I want you to 
ask Uncle Thomas if he has got his papers in the case of his father's 
estate ; I shall want them this spring, as I want to see an end to the 
business. And now a few words to you, and I am done. 

I hope you have been faithful and careful in the business of your 
uncle; do him justice in all things and your customers the same; 



260 DESCENDANTS OF 

support a good name by both parties. Mother sends her compliments 
to you all ; I send the same. Give mine to uncle ; tell him to come and 
see us. I must bid you farewell. Yours affectionately, 

Joel Walker. 
To John Walker, Esq., 

Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. 



DEED FROM WILLIAM TAYLOR AND OTHERS TO 
SAMUEL WALKER, JR. 

This Indenture, made the first day of July in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, between William 
Taylor and Jean his wife and John Walker of Rockbridge County 
and Elizabeth Walker and Joel Walker of Bath County, all of the 
State of Virginia of the one part, and Samuel Walker, Jr., of Rock- 
bridge County and state aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth : 

Whereas, Samuel Walker, Sr., late of the County of Rockbridge, 
Virginia, died seized and possessed of nine hundred and thirty acres 
of land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid intestate, 
being the aforesaid William Taylor and Jean his wife, John Walker, 
Elizabeth Walker and Joel Walker, with others his heirs at law. 

And Whereas, it appears that the said Samuel Walker, Sr., in his 
life time covenanted to convey the aforesaid premises to the said 
Samuel Walker, Jr., in consideration thereof, and also for the fur- 
ther consideration of five shillings in hand paid by the said Samuel 
Walker, Jr., the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have grant- 
ed, bargained and sold, aliened and confirmed, and by these presents 
do grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto the said Samuel 
Walker, Jr., his heirs or assigns forever, all their right, interest and 
title in and to the premises aforesaid, lying on both sides of Cedar 
Creek, a branch of James River, and bounded as f olloweth, to-wit : 

Beginning at a hickory and poplar on a hill side, corner to the land 
in possession of John and Henry Ewins, thence with their lines, Will- 
iam Taylor's and John Walker's line north sixty-six degrees, east 
three hundred and forty poles crossing the Middle Run, Meadow Run 
and Cedar Creek to two white oaks near the line of Joseph Walker's 
land, thence north twenty-five degrees, west two hundred and forty 
poles to two red oaks corner to the land of Aaron Rodlinson, thence 
west one hundred and thirty-two poles to two pines by a branch, 



JOHN WALKER. 361 

thence north forty-seven degrees west sixty poles to three red oaks 
near Cedar Creek, thence south fifty degrees west one hundred and 
ninety poles crossing said creek to three black oak saplijigs, thence 
west sixty-two poles to two chestnut oaks on the side of a ridge, 
thence southwest one hundred and thirty poles to a chestnut and 
chestnut oak, thence south twelve degrees, west one hundred poles to 
two black oaks near a branch, thence south sixty degrees, east one 
hundred and seventy poles crossing the branch to a poplar and hick- 
ory near said branch, corner to the land of said Ewins and with their 
lines north sixty-seven degrees east one hundred and twelve poles 
crossing a branch to two chestnut oaks and red oak, thence south 
fifty-eight degrees east fifty-three poles to the beginning. To have 
and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances 
to the said Samuel Walker, Jr., and his heirs and assigns to the sole 
use and behoof of him the said Samuel Walker his heirs and assigns 
forever, and the said William Taylor and Jean his wife, John Walker, 
Elizabeth Walker and Joel Walker for themselves and their heirs do 
covenant with the said Samuel Walker and his heirs and assigns that 
they the said William Taylor and Jean his wife, John Walker, Eliza- 
beth Walker and Joel Walker and their heirs the said tract or parcel 
of land with its appurtenances to the said Samuel Walker, Jr., and 
to his heirs and assigns against us and our heirs will forever warrant 
and defend. 

In Witness Whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the 
day and date first above written. 

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of : 

Wm. Taylor, 
Jane Taylor, 
John Walker, 
Elizabeth Walker, 
Joel Walker, (L. S.) 

State of Virginia, 
In Kockbridge County Court Clerk's Office. 

I, A. T. Shields, Clerk of the County Court for the county afore- 
said in the State of Virginia, do certify that the foregoing is a copy 
of a deed from William Taylor and others to Samuel Walker, Jr., 
without the certificates of admission to record. 

Given under my hand this 4th day of August, 1794. 

A. T. Shields, Clerk. 



(L. S.) 


(L.S.) 


(L. S.) 


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362 DESCENDANTS OF 

CONCLUSION OF THE HISTORY OF THE FAMILY OF 
JOEL WALKEE OF OHIO. 

To close the record of my grandfather's family without a few lines 
upon the social life of these families would be an injustice to them 
and to the community in which they lived. West Point and Birming- 
ham were mere villages and Ft. Madison not very much larger, but 
being on the river and convenient to Keokuk and Burlington, was a 
central point and the initial spot from whence they emerged after 
reaching Iowa. It was also the center of attraction socially. The 
cottage home, corner of Cedar and Third Streets, was ever open to 
welcome the young neiees and nephews. Time would fail one to de- 
scribe the persons and the occasions but mention may be made of one 
incident, that of the opening of the large McConn mill, which is well 
remembered by many now living as a social event of great magnitude 
and interest. The lower floor being used as the banquet room, the 
second and third floors for dancing and the roof for promenade. The 
grand march was led by Devore Parmer and Miss Elizabeth Camp- 
bell, followed by J. B. Stewart and Miss Ann Gregory. In a house 
not far from this scene of gaiety were two women watchers beside the 
bed of a dying child, and to this day a little grave marks the date of 
both events. 

To return to my description of the little cottage home, one of the 
chief attractions of which was the beautiful and well kept garden 
with its wealth of vines and trees and flowering shrubs, where lived 
and sang every bird common to this locality, thus lending an ineffa- 
ble charm to this the home of my childhood. The beauty of this gar- 
den which adorned the early home of my family will ever live in the 
memory of those whose good fortune it has been to rest in the shade 
of its abundant foliage and drink in the fragrance of its sweet per- 
fumes. To the careful hand and loving heart of the wife of Dr. 
Walker do we owe what help or inspiration we have received from 
the associations of this quiet peaceful home. The words of Jonathan 
Edwards which I quote seem to fitly describe the life and influence 
of this good woman. 

"The soul of a true Christian appears like such a little white 
flower as we see in the spring of the year, low and humble on the 
ground, opening its bosom to receive the pleasant beams of the sun's 
glory, rejoicing as it were in a calm rapture, diffusing around a sweet 



JOHN WALKER. 263 

fragrance, standing peacefully and lovingly in the midst of other 
flowers round about, all in like manner opening their bosoms to drink 
in the light of the sun." 

Margaret Armstron^g Walker. 

I am indebted to Miss Margaret A. Walker, of Ft. Madison, la., 
for most of the data relating to the family of Joel Walker. 

ALEXANDER Walker^^ (11) (John^) ; son of emigrant John 
Walker; b. May 19, 1716; m. Jane Hammer (or Hummer) Jan. 8, 
1747. He d. in Rockbridge County, Va., in 1784 or 1785. His wife 
d. in Woodford County, Ky., in 1798. He was present at the ordi- 
nation of Rev. Samuel Cummings, April 17, 1766. He served in the 
Colonial War. 

See Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. YIII, ISTo. 3, Page 278-9 : 
John Buchanan, Captain ; Will Evans, Lieutenant ; Joseph Cotton, 
Ensign; John Mitchell, Sergeant. Augusta County, Va., 1742. 
Alexander Walker, Charles Hays, 

John Walker, Andrew Martin, 

Joseph Walker, Samuel Walker, 

Charles Campbell, John Gray, 

John ]\Ioor, Samuel G-raj^ 

j\Iatthew Lyle, Thomas McSpeden, 

William Armstrong and others. 
The above was taken from the collection of Mss. left by Dr. Lyman 
Draper to the Historical Society of Wisconsin. 

The State Archives of Pennsylvania, 2nd Series, Vol. 14, State 
Dept. Library 1775-1783, has the following: 

The Associated Battles and Militia of the Revolution, July 12, 
1776. 

James McDowell, Captain of a West Nottingham Company. Pri- 
vates : Alexander Walker, John Walker, Matthew Walker. 

East Nottingham Company — Alexander Walker, 2nd Lieutenant. 
Privates : Andrew Walker, John Walker, Willie Rutherford. 

Eleven children, viz: 

1941. John Walker; b. Nov. 1, 1847; m. (1) Margaret Hudson, 
then Margaret Kelso +. 



264 DESCENDANTS OF 

1943. William Walker; b. Aug. 8, 1749; m. Jane Walker, iN'o. 
3537 +. 

1943. James Walker; b. June 29, 1751; m. Margaret (Peggy) 

Gray +. 

1944. Ann Walker; b. March 22, 1754. Sbe m. her cousin, 

James Walker +. 

1945. Alexander Walker; b. Oct. 28, 1756; d. Aug. 18, 1764. 

1946. Joseph Walker; b. July 16, 1760; d. Sept. 2, 1763. 

1947. David Walker; b. March 7, 1763; m. Jane Holmes +. 

1948. Alexander Walker (the second) ; b. July 12, 1765 ; m. 

Mary Magdelene Harmon +. 

1949. Jane Walker; b. Jan. 6, 1768; m. Andrew McMahan +. 

1950. Joseph Walker (the second) ; b. March 14, 1773 (or 

1771) ; m. Katherine Kelso +. 

1951. Catherine Walker; b. Feb. 4, 1775; m. Samuel Taylor +. 

JOHN Walker^ (1941) (Alexander^, John^) ; b. Nov. 1, 1747, 
in Eockbridge County, Ya., and always lived there; m. (1) Margaret 
Hudson Aug. 12, 1771, dau. of Hugh and Elizabeth Eutherford 
Hudson, who came to America and settled in Maryland. Elizabeth 
was a dau. of James and Margaret McMahon Eutherford, from 
whom is descended Col. Wm. Patterson of Keokuk, la., and this 
James Eutherford was a brother of Katherine, who m. John Walker, 
the emigrant. Margaret Walker d. Oct. 21, 1782. He then m. Mar- 
garet Kelso July 3, 1783. She d. Aug. 15, 1818 and was buried in 
the graveyard on the hill. He d. Jan. 16, 1814. He served in the 
Eevolution. (See State Archives of Pennsylvania, Vol. 14.) The 
ten children were : 

1952. Alexander Walker; m. Nancy Culton. He was b. July 19, 

1774 +. 

1953. Jane Walker; m. Joseph Patterson +. 

1954. Margaret Walker (Peggy) ; b. June 4, 1776; d. Jan. 20, 

1827; never married. 

1955. Mary Walker; b. June 21, 1778; m. Walker Stewart, a 

relative. No children. 

1956. Thomas Hudson Walker; b. Oct. 31, 1874; m. Elizabeth 

Culton +. 

1957. John Kelso Walker ; b. Sept. 10, 1790 ; m. Elvira Eussell+ 

1958. William Walker; b. Sept. 28, 1794; m. his cousin, Lavina 



JOHN WALKEK. 265 

Brown; came to Kentucky; studied medicine and prac- 
ticed in Tennessee +. 

1959. Elizabetli Walker (Betsey); b. Kov. 11, 1787; m. Hugh 

Stuart, who came with his brother-in-law, William 
Walker to Kentuclcy, and studied medicine and practiced 
in Tennessee. 4 children +. 

1960. James Walker; b. Nov. 4, 1799; d. Dee. 1, 1802. 

1961. Hugh Kelso Walker; m. Mrs. Gaines +. 

ALEXAKDEE Walker (1952) and his wife Nancy had 7 chil- 
dren, viz : 

1962. John Walker; b. Dec. 28, 1801; lived on Walker's Creek; 

was a member of the New Providence Church; m. Isa- 
bella Culton Oct. 28, 1830. She was b. Sept. 10, 1796 ; 
d. July 20, 1844. 1 child +. 

1963. Nancy Walker; b. Feb. 12, 1799; m. James Walker, son 

of William and Mary Walker. He was an elder in the 
Presbyterian Church. No children. 

1964. Margaret Walker; b. Aug. 12, 1798; d. Dec. 19, 1870, and 

was buried in the graveyard on the hill ; was a member of 
New Providence Church; m. Joseph Bell in 1842. She 
became blind some years before her death ; d. at the home 
of her brother John. 

1965. James Walker ; b. Oct. 15, 1808 ; graduated from Washing- 

ton and Lee College, 1857 ; studied medicine under Dr. 
Hugh Walker, then took a course in Philadelphia Medi- 
cal College; d. of consumption in Dec, 1842, after prac- 
ticing only a short time. 

1966. Elizabeth Walker ; b. March 8, 1803 ; never married ; d. at 

the home of her nephew, William Walker, April, 1884. 

1967. Mary Walker; m. Joseph Walker. 3 children +. 

1968. Alexander Walker; m. Hettie Jane Wallace. 5 children + 

JOHN Walker (1962) and Isabella Culton had 1 child, viz: 

ALEXANDER STUART Walker (1969) ; b. July 10, 1832. He 
was married to Virginia Clark May 22, 1867. He was a volunteer 
in the Confederate army and served four years ; was a deacon in New 
Providence Church ; was partially blind during the last years of his 
life. He d. May 15, 1897. His 4 children were : 



266 DESCENDANTS OF 

1970. John Gilmer Walker; b. Oct. 28, 1868. 

1971. Eobert Clark Walker; b. Aug. 20, 1870. 

1972. Lucy Stuart Walker; b. Oct. 25, 1872. 

1973. Alexander Culton Walker (Sandy) ; b. July 6, 1877. 

MARY Walker^ (1967) (Alexander*, John^ Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. Feb. 28, 1805; m. Joseph Walker, son of William and Mary 
Walker. They had 3 sons, viz : 

1974. Cyrus Walker. 

1975. William Walker. 

1976. James Walker. 

ALEXANDER Walker^ (1968) (Alexander*, John^ Alexander^, 
Johni) . ^ -^Q^^ 28, 1810; m. Hettie Jane Wallace April, 1842. He 
d. Sept. 23, 1850; buried in graveyard on the hill in front of his 
home. They had 5 children as follows : 

1977. Samuel Walker; b. May 24, 1843. He entered the war of 

the secession before he was 18 ; served 4 years ; was called 
"the soldier boy" by his regiment; had been home sick 
with fever, returned on Thursday, and was shot on Sun- 
day in the last engagement, after the command to cease 
firing had been given; was the last man killed in that 
war. 

1978. Bettie Walker; b. Dec. 14, 1846; drowned in Walker's 

Creek Jan. 28, 1848. 

1979. William Walker; b. July 24, 1845 ; not married. 

1980. Nannie Walker; b. Sept. 1, 1848; not married. 

1981. Margaret Walker; b. April 4, 1850. She m. Edmund Pat- 

terson Oct. 26, 1881. 2 children, viz : 

1982. Ralph Wallace Patterson; b. Aug. 11, 1882. 

1983. William Walker Patterson; b. Feb. 23, 1892; 

was drowned in Dec, 1894. 

JANE Walker* (1953) (John^ Alexander-, Johni) . ^ ^^g 29, 
1772 ; m. July, 1791, Joseph Patterson. He was a Captain of a Com- 
pany of State Militia in Kentucky. She d. Dec. 21, 1810. After her 
death he m. Ann Linthacom, and they had 1 child, Parthula Patter- 
son. He d. in Lee County, la. 9 children, viz : 



JOHN WALKER. 267 

1984. John Patterson ; m. Jane Eamsey. 8 children +. 

1985. Jane Patterson; m. Col. Green Casey. 5 children +. 

1986. Mary Patterson; m. "William Stotts. 8 children +. 

1987. Isabella Patterson ; m. Alexander Walker. 11 children +. 

1988. Elizabeth Patterson ; m. Mr. Atkins. 2 children +. 

1989. Ann Patterson; m. Thos. Barnett, (2) Levi Cantrell. 6 

children +. 

1990. William Patterson; m. Eleanor Johnson. 9 children +. 

1991. Nancy Patterson; m. David Walker. 12 children +. 
Parthula Patterson ; m. Elijah Creel. 4 children +. 

(Not a descendant of John Walker, therefore not num- 
bered.) 

JOHN" Patterson^ (1984) (Jane*, John^ Alexander^, John^) ; m. 
Jane Eamsey, and had the following 8 children : 

1992. Martha Patterson. 

1993. Joseph Patterson. 

1994. Margaret Patterson. 

1995. James Patterson. 

1996. Columbus Patterson. 

1997. Nancy Patterson. 

1998. Isabella Patterson. 

1999. Emily Patterson. 

JANE Patterson^ (1985) (Jane*, John% Alexander^, John^) ; b. 
in Virginia April 13, 1793; d. in 1852 in Illinois; m. Green Casey, 
the first male child b. in Adair County, Ky., b. in 1793. He was 
raised in Kentucky; was a son of Colonel William Casey (afterwards 
General) and his wife Erythusa Montgomery. Colonel Casey was b. 
in Virginia; removed to Kentucky in 1779. 6 children, viz: 

2000. John Allen Casey; b. in Kentucky Dec. 15, 1815; d. in 

Kansas, 1882 ; m. Mildred Creel July 1, 1847. She d. 
in Iowa in 1869 +. 

2001. Margaret Jane Casey; b. in Kentucky Aug. 22, 1817; d. 

in Illinois Nov. 10, 1851 +. 

2002. Polly Ann Casey; b. in Kentucky, 1820; d. in Iowa, 1849. 

2003. William Patterson Casey ; b. in Kentucky Jan. 23, 1822 ; 

d. in Kansas Jan. 3, 1892; m. Susan Stockton. Chil- 
dren +. 



368 DESCENDANTS OF 

2004. James Green Casey; b. 1824; d. 1840. 

2005. Joseph Montgomery Casey; b. March 25, 1827; d. Feb. 9, 

1895; m. Sarah Jane (Ward) Hollingsworth July 12, 
1854. She was b. July 15, 1830, in Ohio. 5 children +. 

JOHN ALLEN Casey (2000) and his wife Mildred Creel were 
the parents of 5 children, viz : 

2006. Montgomery Casey. 

2007. Mary Casey. 

2008. Logan Casey. 

2009. George Casey. 

2010. Annie Casey. 

MAEGARET J. Casey (2001) and Alfred U. Stone were m. in 
1836. He was b. Jan. 4, 1818; d. April 26, 1876. 8 children, viz : 

2011. Erythusa Montgomery Stone; b. 1839; m. Samuel Baker. 

He was b. 1829 ; d. 1889. 9 children +. 

2012. Lucy Jane Stone ; b. 1841 ; d. 1889 ; m. Arthur Paulline. 

7 children +, 

2013. Clarinda Ann Stone; b. 1843; m. 1868, John H. Myers. 

2 children +. 

2014. Mary Louisa Stone ; b. 1845 ; m. 1864 to George Fisher. 

2 children +. 

2015. Laura Allen Stone; b. 1848; m. 1893 to Milton Douglass, 

b. 1823. No children. 

2016. John Hardin Stone; b. 1849 ; d. 1854. 

2017. Janetty Josephine Stone; b. 1850; d. 1855. 

2018. William Alfred Stone; b. 1851; d. 1851. 

ERYTHUSA MONTGOMERY Stone (2011) and her husband 
Samuel Baker had 9 children, viz : 

2019. Maggie Baker. 

2020. Clara Baker. 

2021. Will Baker. 

2022. Eva Baker. 

2023. Mary Baker. 

2024. George Baker. 

2025. Montgomery Baker. 

2026. Mina Baker. r 

2027. Guy Baker. 



JOHN WALKEE. 369 

LUCY J. Stone (2013) and her husband Arthur Paulline had 7 
children, viz : 

2028. Alfred Paulline. 

2029. Kate Paulline. 

2030. Died young. 

2031. Gertrude Paulline. 

2032. Edna Brain Paulline. 

2033. Wannie Paulline. 

CLAEINDA A. Stone (3013) and her husband John H." Myers 
had 2 children, viz : 

3034. Alfred Myrtle Myers; b. 1871. 

3035. John Harry Myers ; b. 1873. 

MAEY L. Stone (3014) and her husband Geo. Fisher had 3 chil- 
dren, viz: 

3036. Fred Fisher; b. 1869. 

3037. Hattie Fisher; b. 1871. 

WILLIAM P. Casey (3003) ; m. Susan Stockton, and had several 
children : 

2038. Eobert Casey. 

2039. Inez Casey. 

And three or four more. 

JOSEPH MONTGOMERY Casey (2005) ; b. March 25, 1827; 
m. Sarah Jane (Ward) Hollingsworth July 12, 1854. She was b. 
July 15, 1830, in Ohio, dau. of Thomas and Nancy Ward. He was 
a native of Adair County, Ky., of an old influential family of Irish 
extraction. In 1836 the family moved to Sangamon County, 111. His 
father afterwards sold his Illinois property and went to Iowa, which 
was then a Territory, taking a claim near what is now West Point, 
but before his arrangements could be completed he died, leaving his 
family in moderate circumstances. The next year the mother went 
to Iowa with her family and settled on the claim procured by her 
husband. Here the family of children was reared. Judge Casey, 
the youngest, being only 11 years old at this time. He received a 
good education at the public schools and at the Academy of West 
Point. At the age of 17 years he began the study of law in the office 



270 DESCENDAXTS OF 

of Judge J. F. Pinney, afterwards Judge of the Supreme Court of 
Iowa. He also received instructions from Cyrus Walker of Illinois; 
was admitted to the bar at the age of twenty. He held the office of 
prosecuting attorney in Keokuk Count)^ Iowa, for six years. He was 
elected County Judge of Keokuk County in 1859, performing the 
duties of that office satisfactorily until 1861 ; was editor of the Iowa 
Democrat, also Ft. Madison Plaindealer several years. He filled 
many important positions after going to Lee County ; was twice elect- 
ed mayor of Ft. Madison ; represented his district in the lower house 
of the Iowa State Legislature, in the Eighteenth General Assembly; 
was elected District Judge of the First Judicial District of Iowa in 
1886, in 1890, and again in 1894, having just entered upon his third 
term ; always took an active interest in educational matters, and was 
for four years president of the school board. 

Judge Casey was a man among men, and his friends were num- 
bered only by the limit of his acquaintance. He was big hearted, 
kind to everyone, pleasant in conversation and was loved by all, ever 
affable and obliging. As an attorney his opinions were highly valued. 
His aim has always been to put forth his best efforts for his clients, 
and was ever opposed to the practice of dishonesty or deception for 
the winning of a case, when is could not be won on its merits. In 
fact he was a man of principle. As a judge he was always fair and 
unbiased in his opinions, and possessed rare legal ability. He was 
probably the greatest brain worker in the state of Iowa. He was a 
deep reasoner ; in argument forcible in expression, convincing in tone 
and impressive in manner. His sudden death is a severe loss to his 
family and friends, the constituency of his district, the bar of the 
state and the public in general. The action of the court here in ad- 
journment upon the receipt of the intelligence of Judge Casey's death 
was eminently proper; nothing less could have been done to show 
proper respect for this just Judge, who has been called to meet his 
own Judge. His fairness, courtesy and ability were always recog- 
nized by the Des Moines County bar, who practiced before him, and 
regret at his death is general and sincere. His affable and courtly 
manner charmed all who came within his influence, and it will be 
hard to name one who can satisfactorily fill the high station from 
which death has removed him. — TaJcen from the "HawTceye." 

Five children, viz : 

2040. Jennie M. Casey; b. 1855; d. 1857. 



JOHN WALKER. 271 

2041. Sabert M. Casey; b. Aug. 28, 1858. 

2042. Belle V. Casey; b. Dec. 14, 1860; m. William Scott Ham- 

ilton, b. Feb. 2, 1857. 5 children +. 

2043. Joseph Montgomery Casey; b. Aug. 3, 1865; m. Sarah Z. 

Johnson Jan. 23, 1895. He was b. Sept. 16, 1871. 2 
children +. 

2044. Sarah M. Casey; b. Jan. 20, 1868. 

BELLE V. Casey (2042) ; m. W. S. Hamilton, an attorney of 
Lincoln, Neb., where they reside. 5 children, viz : 

2045. Bird Euth Hamilton; b. Dec. 15, 1878. 

2046. M. Casey Hamilton; b. Aug. 19, 1884. 

2047. John Scott Hamilton; b. Sept. 14, 1886. 

2048. Sabert Hamilton ; b. Sept. 20, 1888. 

2049. Sarah Hamilton; b. April 19, 1899. 

JOSEPH M. Casey (2043) and Sarah Zillah Johnson had 2 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2050. Joseph Nelson Casey; b. Nov. 8, 1896; d. Nov. 15, 1896. 

2051. Eobert Sabert Casey; b. Jan. 11, 1898. 

MAEY Patterson^ (1986) (Jane*, John^ Alex.^ John^) (always 
called Polly) ; b. in Wythe County, Va., or Eockbridge County, 
March 25, 1797; d. at Keokuk, la., July 6, 1869. She m. William 
Stotts, only son of John Stotts, who d. at Keokuk June 13, 1888, 
aged nearly 90 years ; was Captain or Major of a company of militia. 
His daughter, Mrs. Clemens, remembers seeing his military uniform. 
9 children, viz: 

2052. Lucinda Jane Stotts ; b. in Kentucky ; d. in Illinois, aged 

18 years. 

2053. Joseph Patterson Stotts; b. in Kentucky. 2 children +. 

2054. Ann Elizabeth Stotts; m. Mr. Eiffley. 3 children +. 

2055. William Thompson Stotts. 5 children +. 

2056. Thomas Stotts; b. in Illinois; d. in infancy. 

2057. Mary Eleanor Stotts; m. Orion Clemens. 1 child +. 

2058. Isabella Susan Stotts ; m. Thos. B. Bohon. 4 children +. 

2059. Green Casey Stotts. 4 children +. 

2060. John Edward K. Stotts; b. about 1828; resides in St. 

Louis. No children. 



272 DESCENDANTS OF 

JOSEPH PATTERSON Stotts*' (2053) (Mary^ Jaiie% JohIl^ 
Alex. 2, John^) ; b. in Kentucky; d. in Indian Territory in 1893, 
aged 70 years. 2 children, viz : 

2061. Casey Stotts; b. about 1889. 

2062. Mary Gertrude Stotts; m. W. A. Shotwell. They reside 

in Indian Territory ; have 1 daughter : 
2062a. Mary Shotwell. 

ANN ELIZABETH Stotts« (2054) (Mary^ Jane^ John^ Alex.^, 
John^) ; m. Mr. Riffley. She is a widow, aged about 73, and resides 
in Keokuk (1901). 3 children, viz: 

2063. Fannie Riffley; m. John R. Carpenter; resides in Keokuk. 

1 son +. 

2064. Edward Hamlet Riffley; resides at Eldon, la.; m. Alice 



2065. Mary Lucinda Riffley; m. Mr. Brannen; resides in St. 

Louis, Mo. 

FANNIE Riffley (2063) ; m. John R. Carpenter. 1 child, viz: 
2063a. John Edwin Carpenter. 

WILLIAM THOMPSON Stotts« (2055) (Mary% Jane*, John^ 
Alex.^, John^) ; Monroe, la. 5 children, viz: 

2066. Elizabeth Stotts. 

2067. Mary Stotts; m. Henry Snyder, a Congregational minis- 

ter; resides in Michigan. 

2068. Araminta Stotts ; m. Mr. Mallett of Michigan. 

2069. William Stotts; Des Moines, la. 

2070. John C. Stotts; Portland, Oregon. 

MARY ELEANOR Stotts« (2057) (Mary^ Jane*, John^ Alex.^ 
John^) ; b. in Illinois, 1835 ; m. Orion demons, son of John Mar- 
shall and Jane Lampton Clemens. He was a brother of the humor- 
ist, Samuel Clemens. Orion Clemens was Territorial Secretary and 
Acting Governor of Nevada during the war and all the time Nevada 
was a Territory; then was elected to the 1st State Legislature. He 
d. in Keokuk Dec. 11, 1897. 

Mrs. Mary Eleanor Clemens sends the following : 




Mary E. Clemens. Oiiiox Cle:mexs. 



JOHN WALKER. 273 

■ - • '<1 

Mary Patterson Stotts, my mother, was the daughter of Captain 
Joseph and Jane Walker Patterson. Her mother died when she was 
about 10 years old. Soon after his wife's death her father moved to 
Adair County, Ky., from Wythe or Eockbridge County, Va., taking 
a large number of servants, two of whom were white English colony 
emigrants whom grandfather had bought in Virginia. They lived 
to be very old and died on grandfather's place in a little house built 
for them not very far from his residence. 

Two of mother's sisters married second cousins, Alexander and 
David Walker. There are several of their children and grandchil- 
dren living, mostly in the northwestern states. In 1816, one week 
before Christmas, my mother started v/ith her uncle, John Kelso 
Walker and four other gentlemen from Columbia, Ky., perhaps from 
Harrod's Forks, for a horseback ride of 500 miles. She was accom- 
panying her uncle back to his home in Virginia ; he had chosen her 
out of a family of eight girls for a year's visit. Owing to the cir- 
cuitous route, bad roads and swollen streams the trip occupied three 
weeks. Her riding habit was olive green broadcloth, skirt and pelisse. 
Clothing to last a year was put into saddle bags. The fancy work she 
carried was a bed-spread to "floss" ; the cotton filling and linen warp 
was raised on her father's plantation in Kentucky ; mother spun both, 
enough for two counterpanes, and her sister, Jane, wove them 
"hucker back." Polly Patterson's is now in my possession, the other 
one is owned by Jane Patterson Casey at Ft. Madison, la. It would 
take too much of your space to go into details of her visit — their trip 
to Natural Bridge; her visit to Providence Church where she saw 
the stately, bewigged gentlemen and gracious ladies walk up the 
aisles and turn about for their colored servants to unlock the doors 
of their pews, when they were once inside scarcely being able to be 
seen over the high partitions. Mother never tired of telling us of 
these experiences of her life, which were varied and rich in many 
ways. After 5 children were born to them, my parents emigrated 
to Sangamon County, 111., in 1832. They came principally to be 
away from the evil influences of slavery. 

January 24th, 1901. 

Their only child was : 

2071. Jennie Clemens; d. in Carson City, Nevada, Feb. 1, 1864, 
aged 8 years. 

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274 DESCENDANTS OF 

ISABELLA SUSAN Stotts« (2058) (Mary^ Jane*, John-, 
Alex.^, John^) ; b. in Illinois, 1849; m. Thomas B. Bohon of Mis- 
souri ; resides at Eoseville, 111. 4 children, viz : 

2072. Joseph Patterson Bohon. 

2073. Jennie C. Bohon; m. Mr. Bulkley of La Harp, 111. 

2074. Mary Bohon; m. Mr. Henderson of Alexis, Mercer County, 

Illinois. 

2075. Anna Bohon; m. Mr. V. C. Pinney, near Eoseville, 111. 

GEEEN CASEY Stotts« (2059) (Mary^ Jane*, John^ Alex.^, 
John^) ; b. in Iowa in 1842; d. in Missouri, 1898. His widow and 
children reside in Springfield, Mo. 4 children, viz : 

2076. Elizabeth Stotts. 

2077. Eoberta Stotts. 

2078. Edwin Stotts. 

2079. Charlie Stotts. 

ISABEL Patterson^ (1987) (Jane*, John% Alexander-, John^) ; 
m. Alexander Walker (ISFo. 2758). Their 11 children were: 

2080. William Walker ; m. Belle Yonng. They had several chil- 

dren +. 

2081. Patterson Walker; m. (1) Wilhemina Eentgen, (2) Cor- 

nelia Eichardson. They had 3 children; the 2nd one, 
Albert, was a physician +. 

2082. Thompson Walker +. 

2083. Jane Walker; m. (1) Eli Stoddard, (2) James Brice. 2 

children +. 

2084. Eliza Jane Walker +. 

2085. David Walker +. 

2086. Alexander Walker +. 

2087. Parthula Walker +. 

2088. Cyrus Walker +. 

2089. Thomas Walker +. 

2090. John Green Walker +. 

The continuation of this record given under No. 2758. 

ELIZABETH Patterson^ (1988) (Jane*, John^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; m. a Mr. Atkins. Their children are: 



^f^Mm 



Col. Willia:^! Patterson. 



JOHN WALKER. 375 



3091. . 

2092. Joseph Atkins. 

2093. Marsaret Atkins. 



ANN Patterson^ (1989) (Jane% John^ Alexander-, John^) ; m. 
Thompson Barnett. She m. (2) Levi Cantrall. Her 6 children are: 

2094. Nancy Jane Barnett. 

2095. Arminta Barnett. 

2096. Mary Elizabeth Barnett. 

2097. James Thompson Barnett. 

2098. Fanny Cantrall. 

2099. Joseph Cantrall. 

WILLIAM Patterson^ (1990) (Jane*, John', Alexander-, 
John^) ; always called Colonel; b. March 9, 1802, in Wythe County, 
Va. ; m. in 1882 to Eleanor Johnson of Maryland. She was b. April, 
1802. His family were all members of the Presbyterian Church. 
From 1822 until 1829 he took charge of his father's farm, conduct- 
ing it with more than ordinary success; moved with his family in 
1829 to Marion County, Mo., his family consisting at that time of 
a wife, four children, his father and step-mother. In 1837 he came 
to West Point, la. Here he and two brothers-in-law purchased the 
town site of West Point, all three locating on farms adjoining the 
town site. Here Colonel Patterson remained until 1846, when he 
disposed of the major portion of his interests there and moved to 
Keokuk, la. He was a member of the State Constitutional Con- 
vention that met in Iowa City in 1857 and framed the present con- 
stitution of the state. President Pierce unsolicited made him Post- 
master at Keokuk, and President Buchanan reappointed him. He 
was several times a member of the city council and three times Mayor 
of Keokuk, first in 1860, then 1865, and again in 1866; alderman 
three years. In 1838 he was elected a member of the first Legislature 
of the Territory of Iowa, being elected several times to both upper 
and lower house. In 1864 he was one of the Vice-Presidents of the 
National Democratic Convention at Chicago. 

For many years as head of the packing firm of Patterson & Tim- 
berman, he was one of the business kings of the Mississippi Valley. 
He was the prime mover in a movement for building the first Pres- 
byterian Church in his community, contributing $5000 for the erec- 



376 DESCENDANTS OF 

tion of the same. His father was a man of considerable means, but 
by repeatedly endorsing notes for his friends, finally became finan- 
cially embarassed, but his son, "Billy," as he was then called, went 
to work in earnest, assumed the indebtedness of his father, bought 
horses on time, drove them south and sold them, and with the money 
thus obtained the old debts were finally all paid. He was a grand, 
good man, loved and respected by all who knew him ; a faithful and 
leading member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church. He died 
Oct. 3, 1889, at his home in Keokuk. His wife died April 2, 1880, 
on the 58th anniversary of their marriage. They had 9 children, viz : 

2100. Mary Ann Patterson; m. Eobert Paxton Creel +. 

2101. Louisa Davis Patterson; b. in Kentucky in 1824; m. Sam- 

uel Taylor Marshall +. 

2102. William Albert Patterson; m. Margaret Ivins +. 

2103. James Culton Patterson; b. in Kentucky in 1829; d. in 

Keokuk, la., in June, 1889. 

2104. Sabret Thompson Patterson; b. in Missouri, 1831. , 

2105. Nancy Patterson; b. in Illinois, 1834; d. Keokuk, 1848. 

2106. Margaret Elizabeth Patterson ; b. in Illinois Feb. 25, 1837 ; 

m. Norman Starkweather. 4 children +. 

2107. Mary Eleanor Patterson; b. in Iowa, 1839; d. in 1892 at 

Keokuk. 

2108. Thomas Benton Patterson; b. Iowa, 1841; d. in 1892 at 

Keokuk. 

MAEY ANN Patterson^ (2100) (William^ Jane*, John^ Alex.^ 
John^) ; b. near Columbia, Adair County, Ky., March 20, 1823. 
She was taken to Marion County, Mo., by her father when a child. 
A few years later the family removed to Sangamon County, 111. In 
1827 they removed to Lee County, la. ; m. her cousin, Eobert Paxton 
Creel, at West Point, la., Aug. 13, 1840. She d. in Keokuk, la., 
Aug. 15, 1898. He was b. Nov. 17, 1815, in Kentucky; d. May 25, 
1883, at Keokuk; both earnest, active, Christian workers in the com- 
munity where they lived. Their 9 children are : 

2109. Mary Eleanor Creel; m. Thos. L. Montgomery. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

2110. Abba Beatrice Creel; m. Alexander Milton Walker. 1 

child +. 

2111. Edwin G. Creel; b. April 4, 1848; d. July, 1899; served 




David Creel Walker. 



JOHN WALKER. 377 

100 days in the Civil War, after which he was honorably 
mustered out. He was a brick mason by trade. His 
father, Eobert, lived in Keokuk ; was mayor of that city 
in 1862, and was sheriff of the county for several years, 
Edwin G. was warden of the Montana Penitentiary for 
four years. He d. at the soldiers' home at Marshalltown 
August, 1889, having been an inmate of that institution 
for some time. 

2112. Margaret Creel; m. Charles Eugene Scott. 1 child +. 

2113. Joseph P. Creel; b. Feb. 14, 1848; unmarried; resides at 

Cripple Creek, Col. 

2114. John Creel; b. Jan. 29, 1858; resides in Keokuk, la.; un- 

married. 

2115. Lucinda Creel; b. March 16, 1843; m. 1847, at Keokuk. 

2116. Eobert Paxton Creel; b. Nov. 12, 1855; d. Oct., 1857, at 

Keokuk. 

2117. Sallie Hughes Creel; b. Dec. 4; d. Feb. 21, 1872. 

MAEY ELEANOE Creel (2109) ; m. Thomas L. Montgomery 
Dec. 25, 1866, removing soon after to Carrollton, Mo., where she was 
one of the organizers of the first Presbyterian Church in that place, 
and until the time of her death one of its most active members. All 
four of her boys are members of this church. She d. February, 1894. 
4 children, viz : 

2118. Eobert Creel Montgomery; b. Jan., 1868, at Carrolltou. 

He is in the stock business in Texas. 

2119. William Johnson Montgomery; b. April, 1871, at Carroll- 

ton. He is a dentist in Austin, Texas. 

2120. John Tull Montgomery. He is a civil engineer in Chicago. 

2121. Thomas Albert Montgomery; is with his brother William 

in Austin. 

ABBA BEATEICE CreeF (2110) (Mary Ann«, William^ Jane*, 
John^, Alex.2, John^) ; b. July 18, 1845, at West Point, la.; m. 
April 25, 1871, by Dr. W. J. Craig, Alexander Milton Walker (2145), 
son of David Walker and Nancy Patterson; reside at Anaconda, 
Mont. ; have 1 child, viz : 

2122. David Creel Walker; b. at Helena, Mont., Feb. 22, 1873. 



278 DESCENDANTS OF 

The history of the old Bible, which will probably come to him, is 
as follows : 

James Rutherford, who married Margaret McMahan, d. April 26, 
1768, and left the Bible to his eldest dau., Jene Walker Hudson, who 
died Oct. 15, 1777, and left the Bible to her oldest daughter, Mar- 
garet Hudson, who married John Walker. Margaret Hudson Walker 
died Oct. 23, 1782, and left the Bible to her eldest daughter, Jean 
Walker, who married Joseph Patterson. Jane Walker Patterson died 
Dec. 23, 1810, and left the book to her eldest son, John Patterson. 
He died and left it to his brother. Col. William Patterson. He died 
Oct. 23, 1888, and left it to his eldest daughter, Mary Ann Patter- 
son Creel, of Keokuk, la. She died Aug. 15, 1898, and left this old 
Bible to her eldest living daughter, Abba Beatrice Creel Walker, of 
Anaconda, Montana. 

Thus the book goes back into a family by the name of Walker. 
And the next in line to own the book will be Mrs. Walker's son, David 
Creel Walker, 'No. 2122, should he outlive his mother. 

In the old book the name Jane is spelled Jean. This Bible was 
printed in 1621. The name John McKnight, born 1627, is written 
in the book. It was brought from Scotland by John Walker when 
he left for Ireland, and from there to America. 

MARGARET CreeF (2112) (Mary Ann^ William^ Jane*, 
Jolin^, Alex.2, John^) ; b. Sept. 18, 1853; m. Sept. 4, 1888, Charles 
Eugent Scott; reside at Anaconda, Mont. 1 child, viz: 

2123. Robert Creel Scott; b. at Butte, Mont., Nov. 28, 1889. 

LOUISA DAVIS Patterson^ (2101) (William^ Jane% John^, 
Alex.2, John^) ; b. in Kentucky in 1824; m. Samuel Taylor Mar- 
shall, Their 6 children, none of whom married, were : 

2124. Robert Mitchell Marshall. 

2125. William Patterson Marshall. 

2126. Albert Thomas Marshall. 

2127. Chapin Hall Marshall. 

2128. Maud Marshall. 

2129. Sabret Taylor Marshall. 

WILLIAM ALBERT Patterson^ (2102) (William^ Jane*, 
John^, Alex.-, John^) ; b. in Kentucky Aug. 5, 1827; m. Margaret 
Ivins. 6 children, viz: 



JOHN AVALKER. 279 

2130. Mary Patterson; m. Frank W. Green +. 

2131. Margaret Patterson. 

2132. Ivins Patterson. 

2133. Stuart Patterson. 

2134. William Albert Patterson, Jr. ; not married. 

2135. Elizabeth Patterson; m. William S. Wilkinson. 1 child, 

viz: 

2136. William Albert Wilkinson. 

MARY Patterson (2130) ; m. Frank W. Green. Several children: 

2137. Green, and probably others; names not known. 

MARGAEET ELIZABETH Patterson^ (2106) (William^ 
Jane*, John'', Alex.-, John^) ; b. in Illinois Feb. 25, 1837; m. Nor- 
man Starkwather. Their home is in Keokuk, la. 4 children, viz : 

2138. Ezra Starkwather; b. Nov. 12, 1857. 

2139. Eleanor Starkwather; b. May 7, 1862; d. Oct. 18, 1887. 

2140. Samuel Donally Starkwather; b. May 7, 1862; d. Oct. 11, 

1887; was a physician. 

2141. Kate Sanders Starkwather; b. July 24, 1864; m. Arthur 

H. Moody Oct. 1, 1884. Their home is in Keokuk, la. 
3 children, viz : 

2142. Norman Starkwather Moody; b. July 3, 1885. 

2143. Eleanor Moody; b. July 25, 1889. 

2144. Benjamin Porter Moody; b. May 6, 1891. 

NANCY Patterson^ (1991) (Jane*, John^ Alex.^ John^) ; m. 
David Walker* (David^ Alex.^, John^) No. 2761. 12 children*. 
Their son: 

2145. Alexander Milton; m. Abba Creel (No. 2110). 

PARTHULA Patterson (See No. 1953); the youngest child of 
Joseph Patterson; b. about 1882; m. when quite young to Elijah 
Creel, son of John Creel. He died, leaving her a widow with two 
daughters. She died of cholera not long after her husband's death. 
They had 4 children as follows : 

a. Joseph Creel; d. when small. 

b. Mildred Creel; when her mother died, Mrs. Maggie Creel 

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280 DESCENDANTS OF 

Scott of Anaconda, Mont., cared for her and gave her a 
home. 

c. Nancy Ellen Creel; cared for by her uncle, William Patter- 

son, after her mother's death. She m. Joseph Scott, but 
died about a year after her marriage. 

d. Elijah Creel; b. about the time of his father's death; adopted 

by Mary Montgomery, a step-sister of Mrs, Stotts. He is 
a farmer; has a family. 

THOMAS HUDSON Walker* (1956) (John^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; a leading elder in the 'New Providence Church for over 50 
years ; was drafted for service War of 1812, but, being greatly needed 
at home, supplied a substitute (See sketch of him elsewhere) ; m. 
Elizabeth Cutton May 16, 1816. Two of their children, Thomas and 
William, died young ; the other 3 were : 

2146. Margaret Walker; b. May 3, 1818; m. Wm. McCutcheon+ 

2147. James Alexander Walker; m. Mary E. Brown +. 

2148. Eobert Culton Walker; b. Aug. 17, 1824; d. Feb. 6, 1895; 

m. Ellen Hendren Dec. 8, 1857. No children. He was 
a graduate of Washington and Lee College; received the 
principal part of his ministerial education at Union 
Theological Seminary, Virginia; attended the lectures 
at Princeton, 1856-7; licensed by the Lexington Presby- 
tery April 11, 1857. He served the Union Church as 
their faithful pastor for 20 years; was chairman of the 
Home Missionary Society for some time, and was for 
about 20 years the efficient stated clerk of the Presby- 
tery ; was always a wise and trusted counsellor in its busi- 
ness proceedings. His wife was the dau. of Eev. John 
Hendren, for many years pastor of Union Church. She 
d. Jan. 13, 1898, aged 75 years. 

MARGAEET Walker (2146); member of New Providence 
Church; m. Wm. McCutcheon Oct. 4, 1842. 3 children, viz: 

2149. Mary Agnes McCutcheon; m. Luther Morrison. 8 chil- 

dren +. 

2150. John Samuel McCutcheon; m. Mattie Smith. 2 chil- 

dren +. 

2151. William Thomas McCutcheon; m. Mamie Trimble. 4 

children +. 



JOHN WALKER. 381 

MARY AGNES McCutcheon^ (3149) (Margaret^ Thomas*, 
Johii% Alex.% Jolm^); b. Aug. 28, 1843; m. Nov. 20, 1866, to 
Luther Morrison, an influential elder in New Monmouth Church. 
He d. July 7, 1891. They had 8 children, as follows : 

2152. Wm. McCutcheon Morrison; b. Nov. 10, 1867; educated 

at Washington and Lee University ; graduated before he 
was 18 years old; taught several years; spent 2 years in 
Louisville Theological Seminary; Nov. 4, 1896, started 
for Luebo, Africa, where he is laboring as a Missionary, 

2153. Margaret Culton Morrison; b. Aug. 31, 1869. She m. 

George Finley Patterson Oct. 17, 1893. 3 children +. 

2154. Eobert Walker Morrison; b. Sept. 14, 1871. 

2155. Samuel Brown Morrison; b. March 19, 1873. 

2156. Euffner Morrison; b. July 13, 1874. 

2157. James Luther Morrison; b. March 3, 1876. 

2158. Susan Morrison; b. Feb. 11, 1878. 

2159. Thomas Walker Morrison; b. Sept. 15, 1879. 

MARGARET C. Morrison (3153) and her husband, George Fin- 
ley Patterson, were the parents of 3 children, viz : 

3160. Agnes Stuart Patterson; b. Nov. 1, 1894. 

3161. William Morrison Patterson; b. Oct. 9, 1896. 

JOHN SAMUEL McCutcheon« (3150) (Margaret^ Thomas*, 
John^ Alex.2, John^) ; b. July 17, 1848. He is a man of fine char- 
acter; an elder in the Presbyterian Church; graduated from Wash- 
ington College; was elected Judge of Lewis County, Mo., in 1898. 
He m. Mattie Smith Dec. 18, 1873. 3 children, viz : 

2162. Mary Margaret McCutcheon; b. Oct. 30, 1874. She m. 

Mr. K. Buford, Nov., 1897. One son, name not known. 

2163. John Rice McCutcheon; b. May 27, 1888. 

WILLIAM THOMAS McCutcheon^ (2151) (Margaret^ 
Thomas*, John^', Alexander^, John^) ; b. Dec. 4, 1851 ; is a deacon in 
Presbyterian Church ; graduate of Washington and Lee College ; m. 
Mamie Trimble April 13, 1881 ; reside in Lewis County, Mo. They 
have 4 children, viz : 

2164. James Trimble McCutcheon; b. Jan. 15, 1882 

2165. Maud Isabel McCutcheon; b. Nov. 27, 1883. 

2166. Hugh Walker McCutcheon; b. Jan. 20, 1886. 

2167. Mary Culton McCutcheon; b. Feb. 23, 1890. 



282 DESCENDANTS OF 

JAMES ALEXANDEK Walker^ (2147) (Thomas% John^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Aug. 8, 1822 ; educated at a classical school taught 
by his pastor, Eev. James Morrison; Captain of a Eifle Company be- 
fore the war, but exempt from service on account of poor health, but 
provided a substitute; m. Sept. 25, 1851, Mary E. Brown, dau. of 
Daniel Brown. (For descendants of this family, see Mary E. Brown, 
No. 1029.) 

James A. Walker's dau. Margaret, who lives on the old home at 
Jump P. 0., Rockbridge County, Va., gives some interesting inci- 
dents connected with the family history. She says : "Squire Joseph 
Walker, grandson of Alexander (called Sandy), was a fine marks- 
man; always used one of those old guns made by the John Walkers. 
On one occasion a flock of wild turkeys came in sight; he shot one 
and sent for his son. Dr. Zachariah, to come out and help them eat 
turkey. He came and when his father was telling of the fine shot he 
had made, the Doctor intimated that it was probably an accident. A 
few days later the Squire shot another fine bird. He immediately 
sent a servant post-haste to Brownsburg inviting Dr. Zachariah and 
his wife to come out to another 'accident.' 

"The old gun used by the Squire was given to the museum of 
Washington and Lee University. Dr. Zachariah was at one time a 
member of ISTew Providence Church, but was not connected with any 
church at the time of his death. He had many noble traits of char- 
acter, but had an unfortunate temper which occasionally caused him 
great trouble. There is an old fort about one-half mile from our 
home that our Walker ancestors helped to build about the year 1734, 
and I think that James, son of John and Katherine, lived there. He 
lies buried in the graveyard on the hill near this fort which is now 
owned by Mr. Stuart. It has been in the Stuart family for years. 

"I have an old Bible that belonged to my grandfather, John 
Walker. Mother thinks it is one that Alexander, who married Jane 
Hammer, used and left here when he went to Highbridge to live. It 
has recorded in it the death of Alexander, also some other dates. 
The grave of John Walker is not marked ; that of his wife, Margaret, 
who is buried by his side, is marked by a limestone rock placed there 
by my father. 

"John and Katherine emigrated to America in 1726 or 1728 ; my 
father and grandfather always said it was in 1726, other settlers 
thought it was 1728. John, in company with other emigrants, visit- 



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JOHN WALKER. 283 

eel the Valley of Virginia where a Mr. Hays had settled a few years 
before, all this section of country at that time being a forest. Find- 
ing the climate milder, the soil fertile and everything attractive, he 
concluded to settle here, decided on a location, cleared off a portion of 
land, erected a log cabin and then returned to Pennsylvania, expect- 
ing to bring his family, but sickened and died soon after, and there 
he was buried. In the fall of 1734 Alexander and his two cousins 
removed to Virginia, and later the most, if not all, of the family left 
Pennsylvania and came to Virginia. Later some of them went to 
Kentucky and some to what is now Augusta County. Alexander, son 
of the emigrant, remained in Eockbridge. His father had I think 
made a payment on the land selected, and it has ever since remained 
in the Walker family. The farm houses were built near a fine, large 
spring. The present house was built by my father in 1857, the 
kitchen part of which is still standing. John Walker was said to 
have been a good and pious man of wonderful physical strength, and 
one that stood high in Scotland as a God fearing man of prayer and 
good deeds, being noted as an unusually brave man. Katherine, his 
wife, and Isabel Allein, his grandmother, were said to have been 
pious, good women. I have often heard my father talk of these old 
people, the story having been told him and handed down from genera- 
tion to generation as a precious legacy. There is an old chair which 
the emigrants brought with them from Ireland, also an old chest, 
and a pair of iron-framed spectacles which belonged to the emigrant, 
John Walker. So far as I know this is all there is left of the things 
which this family brought from their old home across the water. My 
grandfather had a powerful voice. On one occasion he had gone a 
mile and a half from home to salt the cattle ; hearing wolves coming, 
he turned his horse loose and climbed a large tree, then began calling 
to his friends. This had the desired effect of not only summoning 
help but scared the wolves away as well ; this was about 1830." 

JOHN KELSO Walker* (1957) (John^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. 
Sept. 10, 1790, in the Virginia Valley. In the fall of 1816 he came 
in company with Eev. Samuel Brown and Joseph Walker (grandson 
of Alexander of Scotland) on horseback to Missouri. He had receiv- 
ed a liberal education and was well qualified to occupy almost any 
position; was elected Mayor and High Sheriff of St. Louis, which 
office he held for nearly 20 years ; was a large land holder, elegant in 



284 DESCENDANTS OF 

appearance, and always ready to render aid to the religious societies 
in his community. In 1843 he was chosen one of two ruling elders 
of the Maline Creek Settlement Church. In this position he tarried 
until his decease ; m. Elvira Eussell. She d. July 22, 1840. He then 
m. in. 1848 Louisa Marsh, who survived him. 7 children, viz : 

2168. Bettie Walker; d. Jan. 5, 1832, aged 8 years. 

2169. James Brown Walker; b. May 21, 1824; d. Oct. 21, 1874; 

m. Mary Morgan Sullivan. 6 children +. 

2170. Margaret Kelso Walker. 

2171. William Thomas Walker; d. in 1887. 

2172. John Walker; d. in infancy. 

2173. Mary Louisa Walker; lives with her mother in St. Louis. 

2174. Joseph Hite Walker; m. Elizabeth Olden Bull Jan. 6, 

1889. They reside in St. Louis, Mo. He is a successful 
business man. They have 3 children as follows : 

2175. Louisa Walker. 

2176. James B. Walker 

2177. Joseph Walker. 

JAMES BEOWN Walker^ (2169) ( Jolm K.^ John^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. in the city of St. Louis May 21, 1824; d. Oct. 21, 1874. 
Of six children he was the only one to survive infancy. His mother 
died when he was sixteen years old; educated at Kemper College; 
graduated with honor at the age of 21 ; then read law in the office of 
Edward Bates, but concluding that certain phases of the practice 
would be distasteful to him, he abandoned the study for that of medi- 
cine, and in 1849 graduated with marked distinction from the Mc- 
Dowell Medical College. In this profession he met with a gratifying 
and uniform practice. Among his acquaintances Dr. Walker was 
known as a man of strong convictions and of marked piety, having 
united with the church early in life, and at all times being prominent 
in the Christian work of the community; m. Feb. 11, 1847, Mary 
Morgan Sullivan, dau. of Col. John C. Sullivan of St. Louis County. 
She d. July 6, 1874. He d. Oct. 21, 1874. 6 children, viz : 

2178. Nancy E. Walker; b. July 6, 1849; m. Samuel S. Eay- 

burn, who d. 1887. 7 children +. 

2179. Elizabeth Walker ; d. young. 

2180. Mary Louisa Walker; d. in infancy. 

2181. Cornelia Morgan Walker; d. in infancy. 



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JOHX WALKER. 285 

2182. John Kelso Walker; d. in infancy. 

2183. Julia Sullivan Walker; b. Sept. 24, 1852 ; m. Sidney Dyer 

MeCormick, to whom were born 2 children, viz : 

2184. James Walker McCormick; b. Dec. 28, 1875; 

resides in St. Louis, Mo. 

2185. John Steele McCormick; b. March 8, 1878; d. 

July 24, 1896. 

NANCY E. Walker^ (2178) (James B.^ John K.% John^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. Samuel Stacker Eayburn; resides in St. Louis, 
Mo. 7 children, viz : 

2186. Catherine Eayburn; m. Charles Clarke Breckenridge. He 

d. April, 1899. 

2187. Julia Walker Eayburn; m. Samuel C. Yeaman. They re- 

side in Atlanta, Ga. 

2188. French Eayburn; m. Mary W. Eathell. She d. September, 

1896. 

2189. James Walker Eayburn. 

2190. Mary Morgan Eayburn. 

2191. Virginia Elsie Eayburn; m. Frederick Surridge. They 

have 2 children +. 

2192. Taylor Eayburn. 

VIEGINIA E. Eayburn (2191) and husband, Frank Surridge, 
have two children, viz : 

2193. Nancy Frances Surridge; b. 1898. 

2194. Edward S. Surridge; d. Oct. 7, 1900. 

WILLIAM A. Walker* (1958) (John^ Alexander^, John^) ; was 
a physician; m. his cousin, Lavina Brown. They had 2 children; 
both d. young +. 

(For a record of this family, see Lavinia Brown, No. 879.) 

ELIZABETH Walker* (1959) (John^ Alexander^ John^), al- 
ways called Betsey; dau. of John and Margaret K. Walker; b. Nov. 
11, 1787; m. April 8, 1813, to Hugh Stuart (No. 202). They lived 
on Walker's Creek in Eockbridge County, Va. She d. Sept. 30, 1838. 
Their 4 children were : 

2195. John Stuart; b. 1814; moved to Georgia. After the war 



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he went to Alabama; d. May 28, 1883, in Alabama; 
never married. 

2196. James Stuart; b. 1816; studied medicine; settled in North 

Carolina, where he practiced his profession for many 
years; m. Margaret Morrison. 5 children +. 

2197. Margaret Stuart; m. Dr. James G. Leckey; m. 2nd time 

to Andrew Patterson. 7 children +. 

2198. Mary Stuart; b. 1821 ; m. Eobert Morrison. 5 children +. 

JAMES Stuart (2196). Dr. James Stuart m. Margaret Morri- 
son in 1849. Their 5 children were: 

2199. Eose Stuart. 

2200. Louise Stuart. 

2201. William Walker Stuart. 

2202. Washington Morrison Stuart. 

2203. Mary Stuart. 

MAEGAEET Stuart^ (2197) (Elizabeth^ John^ Alexander^ 
John^); b. April 5, 1818; m. Dr. James G. Lecky Feb. 7, 1839; 
moved to Missouri in 1840, where Dr. Lecky d. She then returned 
to Georgia with her brother John, where she m. Andrew Patterson 
Nov. 4, 1852. There were 2 children by the 1st marriage and 5 by 
the 2nd, as follows : 

2204. John Lecky; b. 1840; m. Maggie Dudley. 2 children +. 

2205. Ella Lecky; b. 1811; m. William Wade. 2 children +. 

2206. Edward Patterson ; b. Aug. 8, 1853 ; m. Margaret Walker 

(dau. of Alexander and Hettie, see record elsewhere). 

2207. Samuel Stuart Patterson; b. June 29, 1855; not married. 

2208. Mary Stuart Patterson; b. May, 1857; not married. 

2209. George Finley Patterson; b. May, 1859 ; m. Margaret Mor- 

rison (dau. of Luther and Mary Agnes). 

2210. Eufus Lenox Patterson; b. June, 1861; m. Miss L. Kin- 

nier Sept., 1888. 2 children, viz : 

2211. Andrew Stuart Patterson; b. Aug., 1896. 

2212. John Kinnier Patterson; b. Feb., 1898. 

JOHN Lecky^ (2204) (Margaret^ Elizabeth*, John^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; graduated from Washington and Lee College; Principal of 



JOIiN WALKER. 287 

a Seminary near St. Lonis ; m. Maggie Dudley, July, 1869. 2 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2213. Ella Wade Lecliiy; b. 1874; m. Prof. McBridle July, 1897. 

2214. Virginia Lecky; b. 1878. 

ELLA Lecky*' (2205) (Margaret^, Elizabeth*, John% Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. April 11, 1842; m. Wni. Wade Aug. 27, 1863. 2 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2215. Hugh Stuart Wade. 

2216. Hamilton Stuart Wade; m. Nellie McClung Oct. 27, 1898. 

MAEY Stuart^ (2198) (Elizabeths John^ Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. in 1821; m. Eobert Morrison of Cabarras County, N. C. 5 chil- 
dren, viz : 

2217. Mary Louisa Morrison; m. Edward Perriek. 7 children+ 
2318. Daniel Baker Morrison; m. Mary Goodson. Names of 

children not known. 

2219. Mary Stuart Morrison; m. her cousin, James Morrison; 

have children ; live in North Carolina. 

2220. Thomas Walker Morrison; not married. 

2221. Margaret Patterson Morrison; m. Frank Morrison. 1 

child +. 

MAEY LOUISA Morrison (2217) ; m. Edward Perriek. 7 chil- 
dren, viz : 

2222. Daniel Perriek. 

2223. Eobert Perriek. 

2224. Albert Perriek. 

2225. Stuart Perriek. 

2226. Mary Perriek. 

2227. Edward Payson Perriek. 

2228. Dixon Brown Perriek. 

MAEGAEET PATTEESON Morrison (2221) ; d. in 1888; m. 
Frank Morrison, a distant relative ; lived in North Carolina. 1 child, 
viz: 

2229. William Morrison. 

HUGH KELSO Walker* (1961) (John^ Alexander^ John^) ; b. 
in Eockbridge County, Va., May 8, 1802 ; graduated from Washing- 



288 DESCENDANTS OF 

ton and Lee College; studied medicine: removed to Eogersville, 
Tenn., where he practiced his profession imtil the time of his death, 
Sept. 17, 1866. He m. Mrs. Frances Gaines, dau. of Joseph Rogers, 
at Eogersville, Nov. 18, 1830, by whom he had 4 children, as follows : 
2330. Joseph Eogers Walker; b. Aug. 24, 1831; m. Mary Ann 
Lynn; 6 children; m. (2) Agnes Mitchell Lecky; 6 chil- 
dren +. 

2231. Margaret Kelso Walker; b. Aug. 18, 1833; m. Gen. Frank 

Walker. 3 children +. 

2232. Eleanor Louisa Walker; b. June 5, 1835; never married; 

lives with her brother Joseph. 

2233. Thomas Hugh Walker; b. May 28, 1838; m. Miss Ken- 

nady; killed at the battle of Shiloh. 1 child +. 

» 
JOSEPH E. Walker^ (2230) (Hugh K.*, John^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; a physician; was twice married, first to Mary Ann Lynn, 
Oct. 31, 1855, by whom he had 6 children. She d. Dec. 15, 1871. 
He then m. April 8, 1875, Agnes Mitchell Lecky of Jonesboro, Tenn. 
To them were born 6 children. 12 children, viz : 

2234. John Lynn Walker; b. Oct. 17, 1856; m. Miss Holt. 1 

child +. 

2235. Fanny Eogers Walker ; m. Ernest Powell. 4 children. 

2236. Hugh Kelso Walker; m. Lizzie Moore. 5 children +. 

2237. Thomas Francis Walker; b. Oct. 1, 1864; single in 1899. 

2238. James Lynn Ehea Walker; b. March 2, 1867; single in 

1899. 

2239. Joseph Eogers Walker; b. April 21, 1869; d. Feb., 1895. 

By^second marriage : — 

2240. Cornelius Leslie Walker; b. Jan. 23, 1876. 

2241. Seth Lecky Walker; b. June 9, 1877. 

2242. Margaret Kelso Walker; b. April 22, 1880. 

2243. Jessie Gant Walker; b. Nov. 14, 1881. 

2244. Mary Gaines Walker; b. Sept. 20, 1883. 

2245. Belle Moore Walker; b. Aug. 30, 1889. 

JOHN L. Walker (2234) ; m. Miss Holt. 1 child, viz : 

2246. Catherine Walker; b. June, 1896. 



JOHN" WALKER. 289 

HUGH KELSO Walker^ (3236) (Joseph^ Hugh K.\ Jolla^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. Dec. 5, 1861; m. Lizzie Moore of Georgia in 
1884. 

The Eev. Hugh Kelso Walker, D. D., is a Tennessean by birth and 
education — born at Eogersville and educated at Sweetwater College 
from which he was graduated in 1881 at the age of twenty. Im- 
mediately on leaving college he entered Auburn Seminary where he 
took his theological course. He was licensed by 'New Castle Presby- 
tery in the spring of 1884, when he accepted the call to his first 
charge at Greenhill near Wilmington, Delaware. This pastorate was 
scarce more than a year, but was wonderfully blessed, over one hun- 
dred members being received upon confession of faith. Other pas- 
torates served have been Valatic, New York ; Marietta, Georgia ; Bir- 
mingham, Alabama; and the Central Church of Baltimore. After 
having been in Baltimore four and one-half years he was surprised 
by a unanimous call to the Immanuel Church of Los Angeles, to suc- 
ceed Dr. W. J. Chichester who had been so reluctantly released to go 
to the Chicago First Church. The Immanuel Church, Dr. Walker^s 
present pastorate, has a membership of 1454, the largest church of 
our denomination on the coast. Dr. Walker is deservedly popular 
both as a pastor and a preacher. He is an indefatigable worker, with 
a sunny and generous heart; frank, s}Tnpathetic, earnest; a warm 
friend of Occidental College and all the work of the church on the 
coast. A year since the University of Alabama honored him with the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

The above taken from The Interior, August, 1900. 

Five children, as follows : 

2247. William Walker. 

2248. Hugh Walker. 

2249. Arlie Rhae Walker. 

2250. Elizabeth Walker. 

2251. Mary Lynn Walker. 

MAEGAEET KELSO Walker^ (2231) (Hugh K.*, John^ Alex- 
ander-, John^) ; d. in 1890; m. General Frank Walker (no relation) 
Sept. 1, 1853. He was killed at Atlanta in 1864. 3 children, viz: 

2252. Nellie Walker; m. Mr. Caldwell. Several children +. 



290 DESCENDANTS OF 

2253. Lapsley Walker; m., but name of wife not known. No 

children. 

2254. Frank Walker; m., name of wife not known; no children; 

resides in New York City. 

NELLIE Walker** (2252) (Margaret^ Hugh K.S John^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. Mr. Caldwell. Several children, viz: 

2255. Margaret Caldwell. 

2256. Prank Caldwell. 

2257. Lapsley Caldwell. 

Names of other children not known. 

THOMAS HUGH Walker^ (2233) (Hngh K.^ John^ Alex- 
ander^ John^) ; b. June or July, 1838; m. Miss Kennady in 1860; 
was killed at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. He commanded a com- 
pany in 19th Kegiment, Tennessee Infantry, C. S. A. ; had one son, 
who was born several months after his father's death. His wife d. 
when her son was quite young. 1 child, viz : 

2258. Thomas Walker; d. when about 18 years old. 

WILLIAM Walker^ (1942) (Alexander^ John^) ; b. Aug. 8, 
1749 ; m. his own cousin, Jane Walker (3537) May 10, 1774. He d. 
in Woodford County, Ky., Sept., 1790. She d. in Clark County, 
Ind., July 4, 1829. They moved from Rockbridge County, Va., to 
Woodford County, Ky., in Oct., 1787, tlience to Adair County, in the 
fall of 1800. William was a Eevolutionary soldier, serving all 
through the war. Their 7 children were : 

2259. Alexander Walker; m. Jane Tilford. He d. in McDon- 

ough County, 111., having moved from Indiana. 

2260. Nancy Walker; m. Benjamin Eice, a relative of Cyrus 

Eice, who m. Mary Walker (dau. of Cyrus). He d. in 
Adair County, Ky., in 1828. They had 3 children +. 

2261. William Walker; m. his cousin, Ann Walker (No. 2757), 

dau. of David. 3 children +. 

2262. Jane Walker ; m. Alexander Tilford and d. in McDonough 

County, 111. 

2263. Elizabeth (Betsey) Walker; m. Hugh McLary and d. in 

McDonough County, 111. 

2264. John Walker; m. his cousin, Jane Walker (No. 2965), 



JOHN WALKER. 391 

and d. in McDonough County, 111., Nov. S, 1870, aged 
80 years; served all through the war of 1812. 

2265. Joseph Walker; m. Mary McDonald. He d. Nov., 1817, 

in Adair County, Ky. 

NANCY Walker (2260) and husband, Benjamin Eice, had 3 chil- 
dren, viz : 

2266. Benjamin Eice. 

2267. David Eice. 

2268. Sarah Eice ; m. Mr. Kyle. She is still living (1898), aged 

91 years. Her mind is as clear and bright as a person of 
fifty. She is an aunt of Theophilas G. Walker. Her 
home is in Macomb, 111. 

WILLIAM Walker* (2261) (William^ Alexander^, John^) ; b. 
about 1780; m. his cousin, Ann Walker. He d. in Irish Grove, 
Sangamon County, 111., in 1836. Ann d. in 1874. They were both 
b. in Eockbridge County, Ya., near the Natural Bridge. William 
was in the war of 1812 ; was in the hospital at Yincennes during the 
battle of Tippecanoe. Their 3 children were : 

2269. David H. Walker; who d. in 1860. 

2270. A daughter, who d. in infancy, 

2271. Joseph McClung Walker; b. in Adair County, Ky., in 
1818 ; m. April 30, 1846, Sarah Ann Mundy, who was b. in New Jer- 
sey and d. in 1860. He came to Greenview, 111., in 1828, where he 
resided until the time of his death which occurred Aug. 6, 1899; 
first President of the "Walker Eeunion Association,^^ the first meet- 
ing of which was held at his home near Greenview, 111. Their 5 chil- 
dren were : 

2272. Marietta Walker; b. Aug. 25, 1847; m. Dr. S. T. Hirst, a 

graduate of Eush Medical College. They are both mem- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church. No children. 

2273. Alice Gray Walker; b. April 26, 1849; m. Geo. T. Gibbs 

Aug. 3, 1876. He was b. April 13, 1849 +. 

2274. Eebecca Frances Walker; b. Oct. 27, 1851; m. John E. 

Mundy April 10, 1883. He was b. July 13, 1851. 

2275. Adda Bell Walker ; b. March 6, 1856 ; m. Gustave A. Lind- 

quist Nov. 24, 1899. They reside at Greenview, 111. 

2276. Henry Wilford Walker ; b. Nov. 3, 1854 ; d. April 19, 1855. 



392 DESCENDANTS OF 

ALICE GEAY Walker^ (2273) (Joseph^ William*, William% 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. April 26, 1849; m. Geo. T. Gibbs on Aug. 
3, 1876. He was b. April 13, 1849. He taught school at the time of 
the war, but is now (1898) a farmer, living about a mile and a half 
from the old home place. Both are members of the Presbyterian 
Church. Their 8 children are as follows : 

2277. Adda Mae Gibbs; b. Jan. 3, 1878; teaches school. 

2278. Grant Ljnn Gibbs; b. April 9, 1881. 

2279. Sarah Alice Gibbs; b. Nov. 18, 1882. 

2280. Linnie Belle Gibbs; b. Nov. 2, 1884. 

2281. Marietta Eay Gibbs; b. Feb. 9, 1886. 

2282. Josie Gibbs; b. Nov. 23, 1887. 

2283. Carrie Covert Gibbs; b. Dec. 26, 1888. 

2284. Minnie Edith Gibbs; b. April 5, 1891. 

N October 1st, 1776. 

The Sentiments of the Several Companies of Militia and 
Freeholders of Augusta, in Virginia, Communicated by 
THE Deputies from the said Companies and Freeholders 
to their Representatives in the General Assembly of 
the commonv^ealth. 

Gentlemen: — We have chosen you at a very critical juncture to 
represent us in the General Assembly of our Commonwealth, and 
need not tell you that we place great confidence in you. Your being 
elected by us, in such times as these, to an important office of trust, 
will sufficiently prove it, and show, at the same time, our respect for 
you and the sense we have of your abilities and virtue. 

Our independence of Great Britain and every other nation, we 
are determined upon, without a nice calculation of costs ; for if possi- 
ble to effect and preserve liberty for ourselves and unborn generations, 
we think it will be a noble equivalent for much blood and treasure, 
and we trust a full balance of all our losses. 

Attempts, unnatural, cruel and unjust, to rob us of our most valu- 
able rights and privileges, having roused almost all America to de- 
fend them, forgetting the illiberal treatment which a difference in 
religious sentiments, in some misguided places, has produced. All 
denominations have unanimously rushed to arms to defend the com- 
mon cause. Their unanimity has made them formidable to their 



JOHX WALKER. 293 

enemies ; their unanimity will be ever preserved by giving equal lib- 
erty to tliem all; nor do they crave this as the pittance of courtesy, 
but demand it as their patrimony, that cannot be withheld from them 
without the most flagitious fraud, pride and injustice, which, if prac- 
ticed, may shake this continent and demolish provinces. 

This we think our representatives in convention, last June, had 
fully in view. Besides other things, they declared, "that all men are 
equally entitled to the free exercise of their religion, or the duty they 
owe to their Creator, and the manner of discharging it according to 
their consciences." We take this to be the true and full meaning of 
their words, without any unjust view of favoring some to the hurt of 
others, and we view their declaration in this light as a most happy 
proof of their wisdom and virtue. Hereby men, how different soever 
in their religious opinions, are united in defense of our invaluable 
inheritance, which they can equally call their own. Hereby jealous- 
ies, oppositions, and we believe all the plagues of jarring interests, 
will be prevented, their united force being employed to accomplish 
the same ends, and the only strife be who will become the most ap- 
provable, wise, and useful members in society. 

"WTiile we most pressingly request you as individuals, or members 
of the same community, to use your best endeavors to promote the 
general good, we do, gentlemen, as your representatives most solemn- 
ly require you, and positively command you, that, in the General As- 
sembly of this Commonwealth, you declare it the ardent desire and 
unanimous opinion of your constituents, should such a declaration 
become necessary, that all religious denominations within this domin- 
ion be forthwith put in the full possession of equal liberty, without 
preference or pre-eminence, which, while it may favor one, can hurt 
another, and that no religious sect whatever be established in this 
Commonwealth. This, from its apparent tendency to promote, and 
most effectually to secure the good of our country, we earnestly wish 
to see established ; and we hope the number of interested bigots, illib- 
eral politicians, or of disguised enemies to the freedom and happiness 
of Virginia, will be too small and contemptible to prevent or obstruct 
a matter of such extensive utility, a matter so just that the contrary is 
most evidently iniquitous, destructive and oppressive. But should the 
future conduct of our legislative body prove to you that our opinion 
of their wisdom and justice is ill-grounded, then tell them that 
your constituents are neither guided nor will ever be influenced by 



294 



DESCENDANTS OF 



that slavish maxim in politics, "that whatever is enacted by that body 
of men in whom the supreme power of the state is vested must in all 
cases be implicitly obeyed," and that they firmly believe, attempts to 
repeal an unjust law can be vindicated beyond a simple remonstrance 
addressed to the legislators. 

These, gentlemen, are the sentiments with which we have been en- 
trusted, by communicating of which we have discharged the duties 
of our deputation. Other things, how material soever they may be, 
are committed to your prudence and unremitting care, to be managed 
conformable to the declaration of rights. 

We are, for ourselves, and the companies and freeholders for whom 
we act, gentlemen, your most obedient, humble servants. 



James Magill, 
James Allen, 
George Moffett, 
David Laird, 
* James Fraizer, 
James Marshall, 
Walter Moffett, 
John Cuningham, 
Alexander Sinclair, 



James Bruster, 
John Poage, 
John Kingston, 
John Davis, 
Alexander Long, 
Christopher Graham, 
William McPheeters, 
Elijah McClenahan, 
Alex. Thompson, 

Walter 



Arch. Alexander, 
David Gray, 
Eobert Wilson, 
Thomas Hewitt, 
John Wear, 
Michael Dickey, 
Eobert Tedford, 
James Walker, 
Charles Campbell. 
Cuninorham, Clerk. 



— From American Archives, Vol. 
818. 



II, 1776, Pages 815, 816, 817, 



So far as shown by the records of organization during the Eevolu- 
tionary War but one person by the name of Charles Campbell served 
in any Virginia organization. He served as a private in Captain 
James O'Hara's Independent Company of Virginia troops, Eevolu- 
tionary War. He enlisted July 23, 1777, and his name last appears 
on a return of the organization dated Fort Pitt, Dec. 28, 1777, with 
remark, "Sick, present." — Extract from a letter received from the 
War Department, Washington, D. C, February, 1902. 



*The names printed in italics are of persons belonging to this family by blood or 
marriage. 



JOHN WALKER. 295 

GRAY FAMILY, OF SURRY, AND LATER OF AUGUSTA 
COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 

Thomas^ Gray was an ancient planter of the time of Sir Thomas 
Dale, 1616, when 100 acres was due him in James City County, 50 
for the personal adventure of his first wife Annis Gray, and 50 for 
his "now wife,'^ 1635, Rebecca, and 350 for his sons, William and 
Thomas, and 5 servants. His lands were on Gray's creek in the pres- 
ent Surry County. He had patents also in 1639-42. Issue: Will- 
iam-, Thomas^ d. s. p. before 1677 and Frances^ and John^. 
Frances^ was Justice and Burgess of Charles City County, now 
Prince George County, 1666. His patents 1653, for 750 acres, — Vir- 
ginia Magazine of History, V. 120. 

William Gray^, of Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry (will page 1719), 
Justice and Burgess, 1715; wife, Elizabeth. Issue: William^, Gil- 
bert^, Mary^, Priscilla^ and Judith^ Reffin. The son, William^, had 
sons, William*, Robert*, Joseph* and Thomas*, in 1719. Gilbert^ 
Gray's will, 1758, p. 1764; wife, Margaret. Issue: Joseph*, James*, 
John*, Sarah*, Mary*, Lucy* and Elizabeth* Marricott. — Henning's 
Statistics, V. 369. 

William Gray^ (will proved in Surry, 1736). Issue: William*, 
Robert*, Joseph*, Thomas*, Edmond*, James* and Lucy* Briggs. 
He was Burgess, 1723-26. 

William Gray* (William^, William^, Thomas^) ; Burgess in Surry, 
1744. Colonel Joseph Gray, Burgess for Southampton County, 
1744-61, was his son, and he was believed to be father of Colonel Ed- 
v;in Gray, Burgess, 1769-74, Member of the Convention, 1774, State 
Senate and Congress, 1799-1813. — Virginia Magazine, III. Jf02. 

This William Gray and others, in 1747, had a grant of 5000 acres 
in Lunenburg County, and by 1748, 30,000 acres in Augusta County. 
—Ihid., V. 176. 

This William Gray married, 1738, Mrs. Elizabeth Chamberlain of 
New Kent County, widow of William Chamberlain. — Virginia 
Gazette. 

The above information relating to the Gray family was found in 
Early Settlers of Alabama, by J. E. Saunders. 

It may have been the family to which Margaret Gray, who married 
James Walker, belonged. 



296 DESCENDANTS OF 

*JAMES Walker^ (1943) (Alexander^, John^) ; b. June 29, 1851; 
m. Margaret (Peggy) Gray July -8, 1778. They moved from Eock- 
bridge County, Va. He d. April 12, 1800 ; buried at Pisgah Church, 
Woodford County, Ky. She d. in the winter of 1816, in Adair Coun- 
ty, Ky., on her son, Alexander's, plantation. 

He was one of the Virginia Militia who forwarded "Sentiments" 
to the Legislature, Oct., 1776. See American Archives, 5th Series, 
Vol. II, Page 815. His wife was probably a daughter of the David 
Gray mentioned as belonging to this same militia. Their 10 chil- 
dren were : 

3285. Alexander Walker; m. Elizabeth Scott. 11 children +. 

2286. Cray Walker; m. Miriam Pair. He d. in Adair County, 

Ky., in 1814. 

2287. Jane F. Walker; m. Stephen Frost. She was b. Jan. 30, 

1807. He was a son of Martha and grandson of John 
Scott, who m. Miss Thornton. 

2288. Isabella Walker; m. James Edwards. 

2289. Nancy Walker; d. in Jan., 1814. 

2290. Ann Walker ; m. Samuel Morrow, on Thursday eve, previ- 

ous to Sept. 6, 1817. 

2291. James Walker; m. Kizziah Cox +. 

2292. Elizabeth Walker (Betsey) ; m. Lewis Fletcher. She d. 

in Sparta, Tenn., Nov., 1817 +. 

2293. Sarah Walker; d. aged six months. 

2294. Peggy Walker (Margaret) ; m. Henry Flowers. She d. in 

Adair County, Ky. 

SCOTT FAMILY. 

In an old Bible, which was one of the first Protestant Bibles to be 
circulated and which the family brought with them from Ireland to 
America, was found this information regarding the first of the name 
known to us: The Scotts from whom I am descended originally 
came from Scotland. The first of the name of whom we have any 
record was John Scott. He was born in Scotland, went to Ireland, 
where he was a soldier in the strifes of that country known as the 
Irish Eebellion, and lost an arm in the service. Soon after this he 



* See also sketch of Judge Cyrus Walker, by Hon. Hawkins Taylor, where he says that 
several of his (Cyrus's) uncles were in the Revolution. This would include James Walker 
as there were only two others old enough for such service. 



JOHN WALKER. 297 

came to the United States and married a Miss Thornton, presumably 
of Virginia. 

JOHN Scott and Thornton, his wife, had three sons and one 

daughter, as follows: 

a. William Scott. He was a soldier in the Eevolutionary war, 

being in the engagement at King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780. 

b. Thomas Scott. He was also a soldier in the Eevolutionary 

war, being at the King's Mountain battle. 

c. Samuel Scott; b. 1763, in North Carolina. He was a Eevolu- 

tionary soldier, being only sixteen years old when he entered 
the service as a minute man in a volunteer company which 
was raised to go against Ferguson. He was at the engage- 
ment at King's Mountain, N. C. He came to Kentucky 
with Daniel Boone and his colony about 1783 and located 
at Boone Station where he lived seven or eight years. He 
married Martha McCorkle Aug. 5, 1782, in Jessamine 
County, Ky. She was b. July 12, 1768, and d. Sept. 17, 
1863. He d. Dec. 12, 1820. 

d. Martha Scott; m. William Frost. Their son, Stephen, m. 

Jane F.Walker (No. 2287). 

SAMUEL Scott (c) and his wife, Martha McCorkle, were the 
parents of 15 children, as follows : 

a. John Scott; m. Abbie Stevenson. 

b. Thomas Scott ; m. Mary Makimson and afterwards Mrs. Davis. 

c. Elizabeth Scott; m. Alexander Walker (No. 2285). 

d. Margaret Scott; m. Thomas Henry. 

e. Joseph Scott; m. Sallie Sutton. 

f. Grizelda Scott; m. Larkin Davis. 

g. Martha Scott; m. Joseph Gilmer Walker (No. 2958). 
h. Euth Scott; m. Samuel Makimson. 

i. Nancy Scott ; m. Green Fletcher. 

j, Jane Scott; m. Elijah Mahan. 

k. James Scott ; m. Miss Chriswell. 

1, Samuel Scott; m. Sallie Duncan. 

m. Mary (Polly) Scott; m. Hugh Kelso Walker (No. 3439). 

n. Sarah Ann Scott; m. Matthew Mahan (or Madison Mahan). 

o. William Thornton Scott; m. Sarah Sellers in 1834. 

He was born April 8, 1812. His mother was a sister of Joseph 



298 DESCENDANTS OF 

McCorkle. The father died when he was but eight years old, but the 
mother lived to be ninety-five. Many times she related to this her 
youngest child the stories of the trials and privations of her early life 
when her parents came as pioneers to Kentucky, and of their narrow 
escape from the Indians at Boone Station. She also told him of his 
father's joining the volunteer forces raised to march against Fergu- 
son in North Carolina. There is no record of Samuel Scott's service 
in this battle, but William Thornton Scott, who lived to be eighty- 
three years and ten months old (died in Feb., 1896), left a written 
statement of the facts in the case, and upon this statement several 
descendants of Samuel Scott have joined the Kevolutionary Societies 
of this country. William T. Scott was a member of one of these and 
was invited by the Sons of The American Eevolution to attend their 
meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 7, 1895. This 'meeting was held on 
North Carolina day of the Atlanta Exposition. There were many 
patriotic speeches, one by W. T. Scott, the only surviving son of the 
nine hundred patriots of that battle. 

When the civil war broke out he, being too old to go himself, sent 
three sons to fight for the Union. After the close of the war the fam- 
ily moved to Holton, Kansas. His daughter, Mrs. Martha A. Hand, 
served several years as State Eegent for the Daughters of the Eevolu- 
tion in Kansas. She joined this society in recognition of her grand- 
father, Samuel Scott's, service at King's Mountain. W. T. Scott 
was a member of the Presbyterian Church, serving as a ruling elder 
for over fifty years. He attended three of the General Assemblies as 
a delegate, an honor conferred on few elders. 

It was my good fortune to see and know this good man. He was 
an unusually good conversationalist, and being possessed of a re- 
markable memory, could relate many interesting and amusing inci- 
dents relating to the early history of the family. He told of attend- 
ing the wedding of Samuel Scott Walker (my grandfather) and 
Sarah Allen ; Scott Walker as he was called, being a nephew of W. T. 
Scott's. He also mentioned the fact that his father's family of fif- 
teen children were never all at home at one time, some of the older 
ones being married and living in homes of their own before he, the 
youngest one, was born. 

ALEXANDEE Walker* (2285) (James^ Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. Dec. 15, 1779 ; was raised in Woodford County, Ky., as was also 
his wife, Elizabeth. They came to Adair County soon after their 




Elizabeth Scott Walkei;. 



JOHN WALKER. 299 

marriage. They owned a farm of about three hundred acres, and 
raised a great deal of tobacco. Mrs. Walker (Elizabeth Scott) was 
the third child of Samuel and Martha McCorkle Scott, who were 
married and lived in Virginia, and then came to Kentucky, encoun- 
tering many privations on the way. At one time they were attacked 
by the Indians and several of their party killed (this was in August, 
1786). Mrs. McClure, who was traveling with them, and her young 
child were slain. One girl was tomahawked, scalped and left for 
dead, but Martha Scott found and cared for her, and insisted on car- 
rying her back to the Fort, where she eventually recovered. Samuel 
Scott, father of Elizabeth Walker above mentioned, was a Eevolu- 
tionary soldier, entering the volunteer service at the age of sixteen, 
as a minute man. He was in the memorable battle of King's Moun- 
tain, N. C, in which Ferguson was defeated. He came to Kentucky 
with Daniel Boone and his party in 1783, and located on Dick's Eiver 
at Boone Station, where his son Thomas was born. She was born 
April 6, 1788 ; m. 180 . Their 11 children were as follows : 

2395. James Walker; b. Dec. 13, 1804; d. from lockjaw Feb. 1, 

1839, in Illinois ; m. Mary Nelson about 1838. 

2396. Samuel Scott Walker; b. 1807; d. in Florida Jan. 20, 

1893 ; m. Sarah Ann Allen. 10 children +. 

2297. Edmond Walker; b. Dec. 28, 1811 ; m. Mary Ann Shirley. 

9 children +. 

2298. Harrison Perry Walker; b. March 1, 1814; never married; 

served in the 13th Kentucky Eegiment, U. S. A. ; a farm- 
er and blacksmith; d. July 11, 1879. 

2299. Greenville Walker; b. Dec. 22, 1815 ; m. Sarah Ann Lans- 

dale ; lived and d. at West Point, Ky. ; killed by the fall- 
ing of a tree. Several children +. 

2300. Louis F. Walker; m. Elizabeth F. Nelson. 8 children +. 

2301. Margaret Ann Walker; m. Alexander Hindman. 8 chil- 

dren +. 

2302. Elzy Creel Walker; b. Oct. 13, 1833; d. Aug. 28, 1854; 

served in the Mexican War. 

2303. Martha Jane Walker; m. John W. Shirley. 6 children +. 

2304. Elizabeth M. Walker; m. Noah Wilcox. 6 children +. 

2305. Polly Walker; b. Aug. 20, 1831; m. Joseph M. Craig in 

Adair County, Ky.; d. March 22, 1855. One child that 
d. young. 



300 DESCENDANTS OF 

GEEENVILLE Walker (2399), who m. Sarah Ann Lansdale, 
had several children, all of whom m., three of whom are given : 

2306. Samuel Walker. 

2307. Camilla Walker. 

2308. Emma Walker. 

Nothing further known of this family. 

ALLEN. 

MACUM Allen, the first of the name of whom we have any knowl- 
edge, lived in Botetourt County, Ya. Name of wife not known. 
They had 5 sons and 3 daughters, viz : 

a. James Allen ; lived and died in Adair County, Ky. ; m. Sallie 

Stepp. 

b. John Allen; m. Nancy Pile, and lived and died in Adair 

County, Ky. 

c. William Allen; m. Elizabeth T*ilford. They were the parents 

of Sally Allen, who m. Samuel Scott Walker. They lived 
and died in Adair County, Ky. 

d. Moses Allen; m., lived and died in Christian County, Ky. 

e. Name not known, but he had two sons, Archibald and Joseph 

Allen, who lived in Callaway County, Mo. 

f. Eebecca Allen; m. Joseph Morrison. 

g. Elizabeth Allen ; m. Joseph Miller. 

h. Martha Allen; m. John Pile. They had a son, Oscar Pile, 
who is now (1898) living in Columbia, Adair County, Ky., 
seventy-seven years old ; one of Columbia's best citizens. 

The daughters of Macum Allen all lived and died in Adair Coun- 
ty, Kentucky. 

The above record of the Allen family furnished by Oscar Pile* of 
Columbia, Ky. 

WILLIAM Allen (c) ; m. Elizabeth Tilford. After William's 
death, she m. James Gilmer. There were 2 children by 1st marriage, 
a son, who d. young, and Sarah Allen, who m. Samuel Scott Walker 
(No. 2296). Elizabeth Allen died about 1834, aged 70 years, at the 
home of her son, Tilford Gilmer, with whom she had been living 



'Also spelled Pyle. 



JOHX WALKER. 301 

since her 2nd husband's death ; this was in Fairfield, la. Besides the 
son, Tilf ord, there were 3 other Gilmer children : Jane, who m. Sulli- 
van Eoss, she d. 1898; Benjamin Gilmer, d. unmarried; Mary Ann 
Gilmer, m. Mr. Scott. 

SAMUEL SCOTT Walker^ (2296) (Alexander% James^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Jan. 30, 1807, in Adair County, Ky. On Jan. 
24, 1832, he m. Sarah Ann Allen in Kentucky, near Columbia, Adair 
County. She was the only daughter of William Allen and Elizabeth 
Tilford. William Allen was a son of Macum Allen, who lived in 
Botetourt County, Va. His other sons were James, John and Moses, 
and all except Moses lived and died in Adair County, Ky. William 
served in the War of 1812, and died of yellow fever in New Orleans 
(or Memphis). Sarah Ann Allen was born and raised in Adair 
County, Ky. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a 
very strict temperance woman. She d. in ISTov., 1882, in Cowley 
County, Kas., at the home of her son, Cyrus. 

Samuel S. Walker served as sheriff four years in Fairfield, Jeffer- 
son County, la. He also served as postmaster in Columbia, Marion 
County, la., for two years. He was postmaster at Belinda, Lucas 
County, la., for over twenty years. A number of years after his go- 
ing out of office, the government officials at Washington in checking 
up his accounts, found that there was $30 to his credit. This had 
been accumulating during the twenty years of his postmastership, as 
in making his returns to the government, he always preferred to give 
them the advantage, and favored them, rather than to turn out a de- 
faulter, never thinking that the amount thus overpaid, would be re- 
turned to him. His honesty and integrity was manifested in all his 
dealings with his fellowmen. He resigned in favor of William Oiler. 

He made two trips to the Eocky Mountains in compam^ with his 
son-in-law, B. B. Siggins. 

When Samuel Scott moved to Jefferson County, la., it was a wil- 
derness, occupied only by Indians. His farm occupied the place 
where Glasgow now stands. 

In 1840 Gov. Dodge appointed him Colonel of the State Militia, 
and by that title, he was known ever afterwards. 

He removed to Kansas in 1880, and lived there until he went to 
Florida in the fall of 1890, where he died Jan. 22, 1892, of Bright's 
disease, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Melissa Smith. 



303 DESCENDANTS OF 

DEATH OF SAMUEL SCOTT WALKER. 

A recent announcement brings the sad tidings of the death of Sam- 
uel Scott Walker, one of the early pioneers of Iowa, formerly of Jef- 
ferson County and more recently of Lucas County. He died at the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. Smith, in Bartow, Florida. 

Scott Walker, by which name he was familiarly known to his old 
friends and neighbors, was a Kentuckian by birth, and the possessor, 
in an eminent degree, of all those generous impulses which the name 
Kentuckian implies. In early manhood he emigrated to central Illi- 
nois. Imbued with the spirit of adventure possessed by the hardy 
pioneers of those days, he saw beyond the "Father of Waters" and a 
little nearer the setting sun, a virgin soil awaiting the efforts of the 
husbandman. In obedience to this impulse, in the early forties in 
company with the Hardins and the Butlers, themselves of the best 
blood of the Blue Grass State, he pushed westward to the "Black 
Hawk Purchase," settling on what has long been known as Round 
Prairie, in Jefferson County. Here, like his fellow pioneers, his ef- 
forts were directed to the securing of a home, the proper care and 
support of his family, and to the development of a new country. 

He was a man of intelligence. He carefully watched the growth 
and wants of the community in which he cast his lot, and by wise 
counsel assisted in giving direction to proper conduct of its affairs. 

Politically Walker was a Whig. In the early days referred to and 
for many years after, Jefferson County rarely failed to give a Demo- 
cratic majority for the whole ticket. This record was badly disfig- 
ured by the nomination of Walker as the Whig candidate for sheriff. 
To fitness for the position he added well deserved popularity. He 
was elected by a handsome majority and discharged the duties of 
the office to the satisfaction of all. 

At the disruption of the Whig party he (with a numerous and 
honorable company) was left in the predicament of the Indian, who 
wandering aimlessly about, was asked if he was lost, and proudly re- 
plied, "No ! Me not lost. Wigwam lost." 

It is believed that he never thereafter acted in full accord with 
either of the other parties. 

About 1852 he removed to Lucas County, where he opened a farm 
on the highway from Chariton to Knoxville and midway between 
these points. Through Scott Walker the old saying that "the latch 
string is always out," was literally and practically verified. No way- 




Samuel Scott Wai.kki;. Melissa W. Smith. 

Viola S.mitii and Daughter. 

Four (k'Uerations. 



JOHN WALKEE. 303 

f arer ever halted at his home without a cordial welcome from all, and 
the best the place afforded was freely furnished for his comfort. 

The writer remembers with pleasure a visit to Walker's Lucas 
County home. Like the man, the house was of rude exterior but 
radiant and joyous within. Music, books and conversation furnished 
the pabulum while the inner man was regaled and fortified for the 
journey before him. 

Scott Walker was a pronounced type of the Western pioneer. His 
class laid broad and deep the foundations of the empire we enjoy. 
Of them, let us honor the living and revere the dead. 

Walker died full of years and in the "Land of Flowers." May the 
bloom over his grave be perennial. His memory will be held in 
pleasant recollection by all who knew him. 

Geo. D. Temple. 

Their 10 children were as follows : 

2309. Elizabeth Irma Walker ; m. B. B. Siggins. 3 children +. 

2310. Mary Adeline Walker; b. in Adair County, Ky. ; m. James 

Harden. 8 children +. 

2311. Cyrus Allen Walker; m. Leah Augusta Young. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

2312. Fetney Ann Walker; b. June 14, 1838; was injured by a 

fall from which she died Jan. 30, 1847. 

2313. Lucian Alford Walker; b. Aug. 8, 1840 ; d. May 23, 1841, 

of croup. 

2314. Louisa America Walker; m. Enos Eeed. 10 children +. 

2315. James Franklin Walker; m. Evelyn Wyland. 4 children+. 

2316. Quintilla Jane Walker; m. her cousin, George Walker. 3 

children +. 

2317. Eosella Melissa Walker; m. George Smith. 6 children +. 

2318. Ira Cassius Walker; m. Emily Acres. 3 children +. 

ELIZABETH EEMA Walker (2309) ; b. in Adair County, Ky., 
Feb. 20, 1833; d. Sept. 29, 1864; attended a Seminary for young 
ladies in Fairfield, la., after which she taught several terms of school ; 
united with the Baptist Church when twenty years old; m. Feb. 24, 
1856, at the home of her father by Eev. Eobert Coles, to Benjamin 
Baird Siggins of Pennsylvania. He was a son of Alexander and 
Margaret Kinnear Siggins. He attended Meadville College ; studied 
law and practiced a while in Chariton, Iowa, then went to Colorado 



304 DESCENDANTS OF 

near Central City, where he engaged quite extensively in mining; 
became Judge of the Probate Court in Central City, G-ilpin County. 
Col. When the family went to Colorado they made the trip across 
the plains with teams and covered wagons, Samuel Scott Walker and 
several others accompanying them. They narrowly escaped being 
captured by the Indians on several occasions. The family went to 
Pennsylvania on a visit in the summer of 1864, reaching the old 
Siggins homestead on July 4th. The mother of this little family 
sickened and died soon after at the home of Kinnear Siggins, near 
Tidioute, Penn. He them married Druzilla E. Belnap, going short- 
ly after to Philadelphia to live, where they remained nearly three 
years; then returned to Warren Count}^, Pa., where they lived on a 
farm 5 miles from Tidioute for about five years; then went to 
Youngsville, Pa., where he still (1903) lives. 3 children by 1st mar- 
riage and 2 by 2nd. 5 children were : 

2319. Emma Siggins; b. Feb. 6, 1857, in Chariton, la.; m. John 

B. White. 3 children +. 

2320. Laura Siggins; b. Aug. 15, 1859, at Chariton, la.; m. 

J. 0. Messerly. 3 children +. 

2321. Clinton C. Siggins; b. Dec. 31, 1862, in Colorado; m. K. 

Cunningham. 4 children +. 

Albert B. Siggins; b. in Philadelphia, 1866; d. the same 
year. 

Lida B. Siggins; b. in Pliiladelphia Feb. 3, 1867; m. Ceo. 
H. Hyatt of Whitehall, ¥. Y., in 1886. She d. of con- 
sumption in Colby, Kas., June 29, 1887. 

EMMA Siggins^ (2319) (Elizabeth^ SamueP, Alexander*, 
James^, Alexander^, Jolm^) ; author of "Walker Genealog}^"' ; taught 
school for about ten years; belonged to the pioneer class of the 
C. L. S. C, from which she graduated in 1882; m. in Youngsville, 
Pa., Dec. 6, 1882, by the Rev. Davies, to John Barber White. He 
was b. in Ellery Township, N. Y. (near Jamestown) Dec. 8, 1847 ; 
m. for his first wife, Arabella Bowen, by whom he had two children, 
viz : John Franklin, who d. in 1900, aged 24 years, and Fanny Ara- 
bell, who was b. in 1876. Jolm B. White is a son of John and Ee- 
bekah Barber Wliite. He was for several years owner and editor of 
The Tidioute (Penn.) WeeJcly News; was President of the Board of 
Education in Youngsville, Pa., for 6 years ; represented Warren Coun- 



JOHN WALKER. 305 

ty in the Legislature in 1878-9; has been actively engaged in the 
lumber business for about thirty years ; is also President of the Bank 
of Poplar Bluff, Mo. He is General Manager of the Missouri Lum- 
ber and Mining Co., one of the largest lumber plants in the Southern 
states, with headquarters at Grandin, Carter County, Mo. ; Secretary, 
Treasurer and General Manager of the Missouri Lumber and Land 
Exchange Company of Kansas City, Mo. ; also Secretary, Treasurer 
and Director of the Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Co., and President 
and General Manager of the Forest Lumber Company of Kansas 
City, Mo. This family belong to the Congregational Church. Their 
home is in Kansas City, Mo. The children of this family can trace 
their ancestry back to three Eevolutionary and thirteen Colonial 
grandfathers, and on the father's side they have the unbroken line 
through John Prescott, who came to ]\Iassachusetts from England 
about 1640, back to King Alfred The Great, Charlemagne, Pepin 
and Kings Sighere and Cerdic. 

King Cerdic d. about 534; began to reign 519 ; came with his son, 
Kenric, to the coast of England in 495. With him began the West 
Saxon line to which the present reigning family of England belongs. 

Three children, viz : 

2322. Emma Euth White; b. at Youngsville, Pa., Oct. 30, 1884. 

2323. Jay Barber Walker White ; b. Oct. 2, 1886, at Youngsville ; 

d. of bowel trouble after an illness of several weeks, at 
Ironton, Mo., Aug. 2, 1887. 

2324. Eaymond Baird White; b. March 18, 1889, at Grandin, 

Carter County, Mo. 

LAUEA Siggins (2320) ; m. James 0. Messerly Sept. 19, 1883. 
He is a son of Jonas and Sarah Alspaugh Messerly ; residence, War- 
ren, Penn. ; members of Methodist Church and both active workers 
in same. She graduated from the C. L. S. C. about 1884. 3 chil- 
dren, viz : 

2325. Warren B. Messerly; b. at Baltimore, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1884. 

2326. Everett J. Messerly; b. Warren, Pa., Oct. 18, 1886. 

2327. James Harold Messerly; b. Warren, Pa., Sept. 24, 1894. 

CLINTOK C. Siggins (2321) ; m. Nellie Cunningham April 20, 
1890, at Hugo, Col. ; resides in Boise City, Idaho, where he held the 

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306 DESCENDANTS OF 

position of Justice of the Peace for four years ; is now (1900) deputy 
Auditor and Eeeorder of Ada County under Geo. W. Lamoreau. 4 
children, viz : 

2328. Leona Siggins; b. Jan. 20, 1891, at Des Moines, la. 

2329. Benjamin Boyd Siggins; b. March 1-4, 1894, at Boise 

City; d. June 29, 1894. 

2330. Jerry Lloyd Siggins (twin to Benjamin) ; b. March 14, 

1894. 

2331. Lida Siggins; b. 1898; d. the same year. 

MARY ADELINE Walker^ (2310) (SamueP, Alexander^ 
James^, Alexander^, John^) ; was born in Adair County, Ky., Septw 
28, 1834. She m. James Harden on Dec. 25, 1857, in Belinda, la., 
at the old homestead. James Harden was born June 19, 1837. He 
served in the Civil War ; was a private in the 34th Iowa Volunteer 
Infantry under Captain Gardner. He was wounded in the knee at 
the Battle of Arkansas Post; was in the hospital at Memphis for 
three months ; was a merchant in Cowley County, Kas. ; served two 
years as County Treasurer ; also served five years as postmaster under 
Harrison, They now (1891) live in Bartow, Florida, where Mr. 
Harden served as postmaster for several years. They had 8 children, 
viz: 

2332. Alpha D. Harden; b. July 18, 1859. She m. Alvin Bur- 

son on July 15, 1891. Their home is in Kingsford, 
Florida. 1 son +. 

2333. Anna I. Harden ; b. Feb. 7, 1862. She is now engaged in 

teaching school in Roger's Park, 111. 

2334. Frances Elizabeth Harden; b. Dec. 26, 1863; is also en- 

gaged in teaching school in Roger's Park, 111. 

2335. Elmer C. Harden; b. Aug. 19, 1865; d. Aug. 31, 1878. 

2336. Clara B. Harden; b. Nov. 12, 1866. She was a teacher; 

also postmistress at Bartow, Fla. She m. Will Wetzel, 
of Chicago, in 1898. 1 child +. 

2337. Edward Walker Harden; b. Aug. 20, 1868. 

He lived in Labette County, Kas., until he was 15 years old, when 
his father moved to Florida ; began newspaper work at the age of 18 
on the Bartoio Courier-Informant. From here he went to Tampa, 
where he was still engaged in newspaper work. From there he went 
to Jacksonville, Fla., to accept a position on the Times-Union of that 




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JOHN Vv'ALKER. 307 

city. When the editor of that paper went to St. Louis to become 
editor of the St. Louis Republic^ E. W. Harden accompanied him. 
Here he was soon employed as editor of The Interstate Grocer. He 
went to Chicago, 111., about 1891, where he was first reporter, then 
Insurance Editor and lastly Financial Editor of the Chicago Trib- 
une. In 1898 he left Chicago for a trip around the world on board 
the U. S. Eevenue Ship McCulloch. When the ship reached Singa- 
pore it was ordered to join Admiral Dewey's fleet at Hong Kong, 
from whence they proceeded to Manila. Harden volunteered his ser- 
vices during the memorable battle of Manila, and afterward wrote 
the first account of that battle received in this country ; was appointed 
by the government in August, 1898, Special Commissioner to report 
on the financial and industrial condition of the Philippines, and re- 
turned to the United States in November to make his report to the 
government; was appointed January, 1899, Secretary of the Philip- 
pine Commission which the President is sending to the islands; is 
now (1901) managing editor of The New Yorlc Commercial, in New 
York City. 

2338. Nellie F. Harden; b. Jan. 1, 1876. She m. Geo. McFar- 

lane in Nov., 1895. Mr. McFarlane came from Glas- 
gow, Scotland, about 1887. He is in the real estate busi- 
ness in Tampa, Fla. 1 child +. 

2339. Harvey G. Harden; was b. Feb. 27, 1877; resides in Chi- 

cago. 

ALPHA D. Harden (2332) ; m. Alvin Burson. They have 1 
child, viz: 

2340. Everett Harden Burson; b. Feb. 16, 1898. 

CLAEA B. Harden (2336) ; m. Will Wetzel. They have 1 child, 
viz: 

2341. Katherine Harden Wetzel; b. Feb. 9, 1899. 

NELLIE F. Harden (2338) ; m. George MacFarlane. They have 
1 child, viz : 

2342. Mary Eae MacFarlane; b. Sept. 28, 1897, in Chicago, 111. 

CYEUS ALLEN Walker^ (2311) (SamueP, Alexander*, James^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. Sept. 22, 1836, in Jefferson County,Ia.; said 



308 DESCENDANTS OF 

to have been the first white child born in the state; m. Jan. 8, 1872, 
Leah Augusta Young, dau. of Major J. B. Young, who came from 
Kentucky to Illinois about 1830. He was the first settler in Win- 
chester; was a Major in the Black Hawk War; d. at Winchester May 
4, 1885, at the age of 85. On the 9th day of April, 1860, he, with 
his brother James, cousin Warfield Walker, and brother-in-law B. B, 
Siggins, started on a trip to Pike's Peak, Colo., and in 1862, he and 
others made another trip to Colorado, where he remained several 
months. In May, 1863, he enlisted in the 9th Iowa Cavalry and was 
sent to the front ; was discharged with the remainder of the regiment 
on Feb. 3, 1866. He was in the principal engagements in Arkansas 
and south Missouri. Their home is in Kansas Cit}^, Mo. (1901.) 4 
children, viz: 

2343. Gilmer E. Walker; b. Nov. 26, 1872. He served in the 

war with Spain in Company D, 22nd Kansas, but was 
mustered out in the fall of 1898, and now (1899) re- 
sides in Pittsburg, Kas. 

2344. George L. Walker; b. Oct. 3, 1874. He lives at present 

(1898) in Moline, 111.; m. April 29, 1901, Edna Nora 
Worth, dau. of Wm. E. and Louisa Eice Worth, of 
Bogard, Mo. She was b. May 8, 1883, at Bogard. 

2345. Clinton E. Walker; b. Nov. 15, 1878, in Douglas County, 

Kansas. 

2346. Eegina Irene Walker; b. June 15, 1884, in Cowley County, 

Kansas. 

LOUISA AMEEICA Walker" (2314) (SamueP, Alexander*, 
James^ Alexander^, John^) ; b. March 18, 1842. On April 27, 1862, 
she m. Enos Eeed, who served three years in the Civil War as Com- 
missary Sergeant. His brother-in-law, Cyrus Allen Walker, was 
with him in the war. 

Enos Eeed was a son of James C. and Aseneth Mc Williams Eeed. 
He was b. in Union County, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1836 ; moved to Iowa in 
1853 ; taught school. During his services in the Civil War he was 
atVicksburg and Chickasaw Bluffs under Sherman. He saw Farra- 
gut run the gauntlet into Mobile Bay ; also saw a rebel ironclad cap- 
tured. At Fort Blakely Mr. Eeed climbed to the top of the breast- 
works, where three rebels confronted him with loaded guns. He lev- 
eled his empty musket and ordered them to surrender, which they 



JOHN WALKER. 309 

did. At the battle and capture of Arkansas Post he had the stock of 
his nrnsket shot away by a minnie ball. He was First Sergeant, then 
First Lieutenant. He came to Labette County, Kas., in 1866; serv- 
ed as Justice of the Peace and County Superintendent of Schools. 
In 1873 he went to Douglas Count}^, Kas. He was Commandant of 
the Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge, kas., in 1894 and 1895. He now 
(1898) lives in Clearfield, Kas. 10 children, viz: 

2347. Olive A. Eeed; b. in Lucas Co., la., Jan. 19, 1863. She is 

a teacher in the Kansas City, Kas., public schools. 

2348. Alice Jane Eeed; b. Sept. 17, 1868, in Labette County, 

Kas. She is a teacher in Kansas. 

2349. Almeda Elizabeth Eeed; b. 1870; m. Hermon H. White. 

2 children +. 

2350. Walker Scott Eeed; b. Feb. 10, 1873, in Kansas. He is a 

farmer ; makes his home with his parents. 

2351. Anna Sarah Eeed; d. young. 

2352. Herbert Spencer Eeed; b. Jan. 4, 1875; d. young. 

2353. Ida Belle Estelle Eeed; b. May 8, 1876; a teacher in 

Kansas. 

2354. Leonora May Eeed; b. May 4, 1878. She is dead. 

2355. Alma Irene Eeed; b. Dec. 28, 1879, in Douglas County, 

Kansas. 

2356. David Harvey Eeed; b. April 4, 1884, in Douglas County, 

Kansas. 

ALMEDA ELIZABETH Eeed (2349) ; b. March 19, 1870; m. 
Hermon A. White, son of Dr. David A. and Abbie Crosby White. 
He was b. Sept. 9, 1868. They now live (1901) in Emporia, Kansas. 
2 children, viz: 

2357. Homer Walker White ; b. Aug. 30, 1892, in Douglas Coun- 

ty, Kansas. 

2358. Hazel Dean White; b. Feb. 27, 1894, in Douglas Coimty, 

Kansas. 

JAMES F. Walker^ (2315) (SamueP, Alexander*, James^ Alex- 
ander-, John^) ; b. Dec. 17, 1843. He was always called "Cooney." 
March 21, 1867, he m. Evelyn Wyland, of Goshen, Ind. She was b. 
Aug. 23, 1846. He was in the Civil War, seeing service at the first 
fight of Yicksburg, also at the siege of Vicksburg, Arkansas Post and 



310 DESCENDANTS OF 

Battle of Eed Eiver. He was the first Union man to enter Fort Mor- 
gan after the surrender, crawling through a port hole. He was at 
Fort Blakely April 9, 1865. He and Enos Eeed were together all 
during the war. He was under Clark, Colonel of the 34th Kegiment. 
In 1870 he moved from Lucas County, la., to Bellville, Eepublic 
County, Kas., where he owns and operates a stock farm. 4 children, 
viz: 

2359. Clara Cecil Walker; b. Jan. 2, 1869. She m. Albert 

Brown, a farmer, Aug. 7, 1895 +. 

2360. Ira Wyland Walker; b. Dec. 9, 1870. 

2361. Frederick Scott Walker; b. Jan. 26, 1875 ; m. Bertha Ann 

Collins Sept. 11, 1895 +. 

2362. Alice Maud Walker; b. Nov. 11, 1876; m. Cary E. Diehl 

Sept. 3, 1895+. 

CLAEA CECIL Walker^ (2359) (James F.^ SamueP, Alexan- 
der*, James^ Alexander^, John^) ; m. Albert Brown Aug. 7, 1895. 
2 children, viz: 

2363. Harry Clifford Brown; b. Feb. 5, 1897. 

2364. Maud Elnor Brown; b. Aug. 20, 1898. 

FEEDEEICK SCOTT Walker^ (2361) (James F.«, SamueP, 
Alexander**, James^, Alexander^, John^) ; m. Bertha Ann Collins 
Sept. 11, 1895. 1 child, viz : 

2365. Glen Howard Walker; b. March 12, 1897. 

ALICE MAUD Walker^ (2362) (James F.% SamueP, Alexan- 
der*, James^ Alexander^ John^) ; m. Cary E. Diehl Sept. 3, 1895. 
Their home is near Ottawa, Kas. 2 children, viz : 

2366. Lyle James Diehl ; b. July 18, 1896. 

2367. Eelta Diehl; b. Aug. 27, 1898. This child was drowned 

in the fall of 1901. 

QUINTILLA JANE Walker^ (2316) (SamueP, Alexander*, 
James^ Alexander^, John^) ; b. Oct. 4, 1845. She m. her cousin, 
George Walker, son of Edmond, in 1875. He was postmaster at 
Quote, Carroll County, Mo., for several years. 3 children, viz : 

2368. James Warfield Walker; b. Aug. 3, 1878. He is a tele- 

graph operator for the Santa Fe E. E. at Gardner, Kas. : 



JOHN WALKER. 311 

m. April 29, 1901, Bessie Lea Blacketer of Unionville, 
Missouri. 

2369. Maud R. Walker; b. Aug. 31, 1881; d. Dec. 19, 1891. 

2370. Samuel Scott Walker; b. Sept. 14, 1885. 

ROSELLA MELISSA Walker« (2317) (SamueP, Alexander*, 
James^, Alexander-, John^) ; b. June 2, 1847. In 1867, at the age 
of 19, she m. George Smith, a stockman. He served three years in 
the Civil War as a private in Company I, 33rd Iowa. He was killed 
in a railroad accident June 23, 1881. She d. in W^auchula, Fla., July 
13, 1900, after a lingering and painful illness; an active worker in 
the Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member; also a great 
temperance worker, having been for several years president of the 
W. C. T. U. of Bartow, Fla. 6 children, viz : 

2371. Viola A. Smith; b. May 22, 1868. She m. A. G. Smith+. 

2372. Frank A. Smith; b. Sept. 24, . He is a station agent 

at Walehula, Fla. 

2373. Mary Lulu Smith; b. June 23, 1870; d. 1873. 

2374. Claud Smith; b. July 9, 1876; d. 1877. 

2375. Ira Calvin Smith; b. Feb. 19, 1878. He is with the Plant 

System in Florida, 1901. 

2376. Geo. K. Smith; b. Aug. 3, 1881. 

VIOLA A. Smith+ (2371) (R. Melissa^ SamueP, Alexander*, 
James^ Alexander^ John^) ; b. May 22, 1868. She m. A. G. Smith. 
Their home is in Wauchula, Fla. 3 children, viz : 

2377. Eunice B. Smith; b. April 5, 1889, and d. of diphtheria 

in September, 1898. 

2378. Helen Smith; b. May 28, 1891. 

2379. Scott Graham Smith; b. Oct. 19, 1899. 

IRA CASSIUS Walker« (2318) (SamueP, Alexander*, James% 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. June 14, 1849, in Iowa; m. Emily Acres 
July 31, 1889. She lived in Burlington, la., but was b. in Gibraltar, 
Spain. She was the daughter of William Acres, who was a merchant 
in Burlington, Iowa, for seventeen years. Her grandfather Acres 
served in the Crimean War. Ira Cassius is a station agent and tele- 
graph operator. They live in Old Mexico (1902). 3 children, viz: 



312 DESCENDANTS OF 

2380. Irene Carmen Walker; b. June 14^ 1891, at Burlington, 

Iowa. 

2381. Edna Lucile Walker; d. when one year old in Sabinas, 

Mex. She was drowned while being bathed by her nurse, 
a Mexican woman. 

2382. William Acres Walker; b. Aug. 9, 1896, at San Pedro, 

Mexico. He was named for his grandfather Acres. 

EDMOND Walker^ (2297) (Alexander*, James^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. Dee. 23, 1811. He was a blacksmith and farmer; m. 
Mary Ann Shirley (sister of John Warfield Shirley, who m. Jane 
Walker). She was born May 8, 1820; died August 16, 1891. 
Mary Ann Shirley was a daughter of Colonel Warfield Shirley of 
the War of 1812. He entered the service about the last of August, 
1812, remaining in the service about six months as Captain of the 
7th Kentucky Eegiment. Capt. Shirley m. Patsy Young. 9 chil- 
dren, viz : 

2383. Alexander Warfield Walker; b. 1838; m. Mrs. Wallace, 

formerly Miss Campbell. 6 children +. 

2384. Nancy H. Walker; b. in 1840; m. Moses L. Barnes of 

Maryland in 1858. He is a merchant and farmer in 
Mandeville, Mo. IsTo children. 

2385. Elizabeth Walker ; b. Jan. 6, 1843 ; m. Marquis S. Traugh- 

ber March 15, 1865. 9 children +. 

2386. George Walker; b. Nov. 24, 1844; m. his cousin, Quintilla 

Jane Walker (No. 2316), dau. of Samuel Scott Walker. 
For their family, see elsewhere +. 

2387. Martha Jane Walker; b. in 1846; m. WilHam J. Powers 

in 1866. 8 children +. 

2388. Ann M. Walker; b. in 1850; m. J. C. Goodson. 9 chil- 

dren +. 

2389. Josephine Walker; b. in 1852. She m. Z. T. McNown of 

Ohio in 1881. They have no children, but have adopted 
and raised a niece of Mr. McNown's. They live at pres- 
ent (1898) in Chillicothe, Mo. 

2390. Laura E. Walker; b. in 1854; m. Geo. W. Taylor in 1869. 

2 children +. 

2391. John Louis Walker; b. 1857. He d. when nine months 

old. 



JOHN WALKER. 313 

ALEXANDEE WAEFIELD Walker^ (3383) (Edmund^ Alex- 
ander*, James^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. in 1838. He m. Mrs. Wal- 
lace, formerly Susan C. Campbell, dan. of Smith Campbell, who was 
originally from Virginia. She lived near St. Louis, and was the first 
white child born in Fairview Township, Livingston County, Mo. 
He enlisted in the Union Army in 1863, in Company K, 33rd Eegi- 
ment Missouri Infantry. He was promoted at the siege of Atlanta, 
Ga., to the rank of First Lieutenant in Company I of the same regi- 
ment. He acted as Adjutant of the regiment until discharged at 
Savannah, Ga., Jan, 1, 1865, by reason of the expiration of his term 
of service. He is a cripple from injuries received during his service 
in the war. He crossed the plains in 1859 with B. B. Siggins and 
family. He resides now (1900) at Bogard, Mo. She d. Sept. 16, 
1901, aged 59 years; had been a member of the Christian Church for 
35 years. 6 children, viz : 

3393. Edmond S. Walker; m. Ethel, youngest dau. of Dr. W. C. 
Baird, of Carroll County, Mo. He is a farmer and stock- 
man. 

3393. Sidney E. Walker; m. Eva Eowe, whose parents were from 

Ohio. He is a farmer. 

3394. Mary A. Walker ; m. W. E. Thomas, who is in the lumber 

and hardware business. 

3395. Nellie Walker; m. W. H. Eosenberry, the cousin and step- 

brother of Eva, the wife of Sidney. 

3396. Albert Walker; b. 1874. He is a farmer. 

3397. Winnie E. Walker; b. 1876 ; m. Mr. Canady. 

ELIZABETH Walker" (3385) (Edmond^ Alexander'', James^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; was b. Jan. 6, 1843. She m. Marquis S. 
Traughber March 15, 1865. They now (1900) reside near Eoads, 
Carroll County, Mo. 9 children, viz : 

3398. James Monroe Traughber; b. April 5, 1865. He gradu- 

ated at Valparaiso ; studied law, and was admitted to the 
bar. In 1898 he was principal of a high school in Wash- 
ington state. He wrote "East Hall." 

3399. Mary Ella Traughber; b. Feb. 3, 1867; m. Dr. W. P. Col- 

by March 33, 1885. They are both practicing physicians 
in Carrollton, Mo. 1 child, viz : 

Buford M. Colby ; b. March 14, 1889. 



314 DESCENDANTS OF 

2400. Laura P. Traughber; b. March 2, 1871. She graduated 

from Warrensburg, and is now a teacher. 

2401. Virgil S. Traughber; b. May 11, 1874. He is a teacher. 

2402. Flora J. Traughber; b. Feb. 25, 1876. She is a teacher. 

2403. Edmonia A. Traughber; b. Feb. 24, 1878. She is a 

teacher. 

2404. Odessa P. Traughber; b. July 16, 1880. 

2405. Robert Walker Traughber; b. May 24, 1884. 

2406. Hugh M. Traughber; b. Dec. 30, 1868; d. Nov. 30, 1874, 

aged about six years. 

MARTHA JANE Walker^ (2387) (Edmond^ Alexander*, 
Janies^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. in 1846. She m. William J. Powers 
of Missouri in 1866. He served in the Civil War, and was commis- 
sioned a Captain about the time the army of the Potomac was mus- 
tered out. He is now a farmer. The family moved to Perry, Okla., 
in 1890, and still live there. 8 children, viz: 

2407. Alpha Ann Powers; b. Dec. 5, 1866; m. Virgil M. Conk- 

ling May 18, 1886. 3 children +. 

2408. Henry Warren Powers ; b. Dec. 2, 1868. He taught school 

in Carroll County; attended the Kentuck}- University. 
He was ordained to the ministry at Yates Sept. 22, 1893, 
and is now (1899) pastor of the First Christian Church 
at Cottage City, Cal. He m. Mary E. Shelton of Miami, 
0., on May 1, 1895. About 1900 he was called to Peta- 
luma, Cal., as State President of the Christian Endeavor 
Missionary Society. 

2409. Warfield Walker Powers; b. Jan. 23, 1870. He is a 

teacher; Dec. 22, 1892, m. Nellie Bailey of Payne Coun- 
ty, Okla. 1 child +. 

2410. John A. Powers; b. May 30, 1872. 

2411. Willie Edmond Powers; b. Sept. 22, 1879; d. May 15, 

1880. 

2412. Rolla George Powers; b. April 9, 1881. 

2413. Walter Shirley Powers ; b. May 2, 1886. 

2414. Hazel Powers; b. Dec. 22, 1892. 

f 

ALPHA ANN Powers^ (3407) (Martha J.^ Edmond^ Alexan- 
der*, James^ Alexander^, John^) ; b. Dec. 5, 1866, in a log cabin on 



JOHN WALKER. 315 

Tvirkey Creek. She taught school several terms in Carroll County; 
m. Virgil M. Conkling on May 18, 1886, b. Jan. 23, 1865, in Liv- 
ingston County, Mo., son of Ira B. and Fannie Brown Conkling. 
He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. Their home is 
in Carrollton, Mo. He is considered one of the most promising law- 
yers in the state. 3 children, viz : 

2415. Jessie Conkling; b. 1887. 

2416. Eoseoe Conkling; b. 1889. 

2417. Francis Conkling; b. 1884. 

WAEFIELD WALKEE Powers (2409) ; m. J^ellie Bailey. They 
have one child, viz : 

2418. Bee Powers. 

ANN" M. Walker^ (2388) (Edmond^ Alexander% James^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. in 1850. She m. J. C. Goodson, a farmer and 
politician of Missouri, March 15, 1871. They live now (1900) at 
Mandeville, Mo. 9 children, viz: 

2419. Edmond Walker Goodson; b. April 2, 1872. 

2420. Orva B. Goodson; b. Sept. 30, 1873. 

2421. Nannie A. Goodson; b. April 2, 1877. 

2422. Eunice P. Goodson; b. Feb. 15, 1880. 

2423. Winn M. Goodson; b. May 26, 1881. 

2424. Earnest G. Goodson ; b. Jan. 1, 1883. 

2425. Emma G. Goodson; b. Jan. 18, 1885. 

2426. Harrison M. Goodson; b. Dec. 9, 1887. 

2427. Eaymond L. Goodson; b. Aug. 4, 1890. 

LAUEA E. Walker^ (2390) (Edmond^ Alexander*, James% 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. in 1854. She m. Geo. W. Taylor, a farmer 
of Pennsylvania, in 1869. They live at Eoads, Mo. 2 children, viz: 

2428. Claud Taylor; aged 25 (1898). He is a teacher. 

2429. Eeuben Taylor; aged 10 (1898). 

LOUIS F. Walker^ (2300) (Alexander*, James^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; b. Nov. 3, 1818. He m. Elizabeth Fry Nelson on March 
28, 1841, She was the dau. of Joseph 0. Nelson and Susan Light- 
foot. Susan Lightfoot was the dau. of Philip Lightfoot, who served 



316 DESCENDANTS OF 

seven years in the Eevolutionary War. He m. a dau. of George Fry, 
a very wealthy citizen of Culpepper, Va. Elizabeth Fry Nelson 
Walker d. March 23, 1888, at the age of sixty-seven years. 

Louis F. Walker was a farmer, and always lived in Adair County, 
Kentucky. He d. there on Sept. 5, 1882. 

Henry Clay Walker, son of Louis, says of his father: "He was 
very much like his father, Alexander. He was six feet two, fair com- 
plexion, dark hair, blue eyes ; was of a very generous disposition, fond 
of entertaining his friends. He was a Union man during the war, 
but befriended the needy soldiers of both sides when they came to his 
door, sick or hungry; has been known to feed as many as one hun- 
dred men and horses in a single day, my mother, with the help of 
two negro women, preparing the food and waiting on the sick, who 
often remained for days at a time. Scarcely a day passed during 
three years but what we had calls for help. Father's horses, cattle, 
wagons and harnesses were freely given, and no remuneration was 
ever received for any service rendered or material supplied. Grand- 
mother found a home with us; she survived grandfather 20 years. 
Father also took care of mother's aunt, Mildred Craig, for ten years, 
after she was totally blind; sister Patsy Ann, a very sweet, patient 
girl, was given the care of Aunt Mildred, to whom she gave the most 
devoted attention. When father died he left little of this world's 
goods, but I feel sure by his Christian deeds he went to a well earned 
reward. 

"After the war the slaves of my father wished to remain with him. 
They all loved mother and father, and felt that they were their best 
friends. Father belonged to the Presbyterian Church and mother to 
the Methodist. When Grandfather Alexander Walker and Elizabeth 
Scott were married (1803), they moved from Woodford County, 
Ky., to Adair County, Ky. They had a little cabin on a piece of 
land grandfather bought. They had but little furniture; grand- 
mother had the only bureau in the neighborhood, which she said 
made her feel a little aristocratic. They went to work clearing up 
their farm; being frugal and industrious, they built a very large, 
commodious brick house, and had in time a well cleared farm. They 
raised, besides their own eleven children, six others, one a brother's 
child, and three were his cousin's children; also a negro child — the 
mother had been sold to a trader when her child was only three 
months old; she begged Grandfather to buy it, which he did. For 



JOHN" WALKER. 317 

many years Grandfather drove a six-horse team to and from Louis- 
ville, a distance of 100 miles, carrying goods. He had a negro driver, 
named Herod, who was often entrusted with large sums of money, 
sent by different merchants in payment for goods. In regard to 
great-grandfather, James Walker, I know but little. I think I have 
heard grandmother say that he was a Lieutenant in the war of the 
Eevolution, but we have no records." 

Eight children, viz : 

2430. Henry Clay Walker. He was b. Sept. 11, 1843, during 

the campaign of Clay and Polk for the Presidency, and 
his grandfather, being a very staunch Whig, gave this 
child Clay's full name. Henry Clay was about eighteen 
years old when the war broke out. He did not join the 
army, but was on the Union side, and took part in one 
very hard fight with Captain Hindman, who came from 
Bowling Green and attacked the pickets of General Bud. 
The pickets were stationed at Gradyville, eight miles 
from Columbia. Henry Clay was captured by Captain 
Hindman, but made his escape in time to report the situ- 
ation to General Bud, and save an attack on the forces at 
Columbia. April 8, 1875, Henry Clay Walker m. Sarah 
Alice Turk, a dau. of Colonel WilHam C. Turk. Henry 
Clay Walker and wife now live at Gradyville, Adair 
County, Ky., where he is a farmer and undertaker. 2 
children +. 

2431. Susan Emily Walker; b. Jan. 14, 1846. She m. E. H. 

Burton on Jan. 25, 1874. He was the son of Joseph 
Burton, and was born and raised in Columbia, Adair 
County, Ky. They moved to Warsaw, 111., just before 
the war, and Edward Burton enlisted at Cairo, 111. He 
was on the Mississippi Eiver on a gunboat called "The 
Little Rebel." After the war was over he returned to 
Columbia, and taught school for a few years in Adair 
County. He then went into the mercantile business in 
Gradyrille, where he spent the last eight years of his life. 
He d. May 18, 1878. They had no children, and the 
widow, Susan Emily Walker Burton, is living at present 
(1898) in Columbia, Ky. 



318 DESCENDAIv^TS OF 

2432. James Alexander Walker; b. Nov. 14, 1848; d. of diph- 

theria, Sept. 12, 1858. 

2433. Joseph N. Walker; b. Jan. 22, 1850; d. of consumption, 

Nov. 17, 1864. 

2434. Patsy Ann Walker; b. June 29, 1852; m. Samuel E. Al- 

len, a prosperous farmer of Adair County, Ky., on Jan. 
4, 1876. 1 child +. 

2435. Mary Elizabeth Walker; b. April 27, 1854. She m. S. D. 

Caldwell on Oct. 3, 1889. He is a wealthy farmer of 
Adair County, Ky., and was a widower with four daugh- 
ters. He and Mary Elizabeth have no children of their 
own. 

2436. William Elzy Walker; b. Aug. 21, 1856. He m. Hattie 

Yates, Dec, 1878. They moved to Paris, Tex., in 1885. 
He owns a farm in Delta County, but they live in Paris, 
Lamar County, Tex. 1 child +. 

2437. Eobert Franklin Walker; b. Nov. 6, 1858; has never mar- 

ried, and still lives on the old homestead. 

HENRY CLAY Walker^ (2430) (Louis F.^ Alexander*, James% 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. Sept. 11, 1843; m. Sarah Alice Turk April 
8,1875. 2 children, viz : 

2438. Eobert Allen Walker; b. Aug. 29, 1879. 

2439. Elizabeth Jane (Bessie Jane) ; b. Sept. 30, 1888. 

PATSY ANN Walker" (2434) (Louis F.^ Alexander*, James% 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. June 29, 1852; m. Samuel E. Allen Jan. 4, 
1876. 1 child, viz : 

2440. Leslie Allen; b. April 22, 1877. He was named for Ex- 

Governor Leslie. 

WILLIAM ELZY Walker (2436) ; b. Aug. 21, 1856; m. Hattie 
Yates, Dec, 1878. 1 child, viz : 

2441. Charles Lee Walker; b. Oct. 7, 1881. 

MARGAEET ANN Walker^ (2301) (Alexander*, James% Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Nov. 9, 1820; m. Alexander Hindman. They 
lived in Columbia, Adair County, Ky. She d. Sept. 7, 1898. She 
was always called "Aunt Peggy" by everyone who knew her. 




Gov. .T-niES HOBKKT llrXDMAN. 



JOHN WALKER. 319 

The folloAving obituary notice was printed in her home paper after 
her death : 

"Mrs. Margaret A. Hindman, mother of Ex-Governor J. E. Hind- 
man of this city, died at her home near Gradyville, last Wednesday 
morning. Had she lived nntil December the 9th, she would have 
been seventy-eight years old. She was an excellent Christian lady; 
was a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 
and her influence for good has been felt in the neighborhood where 
she has lived all her life. 

"Her husband, Mr. Alexander Hindman, died fourteen years ago, 
and at the time of her death, she was living with her youngest son, 
Mr. Charles M. Hindman, at the old home where she was reared and 
married. 

"She has reared a large family, and those of her children who sur- 
vive her are. Governor J. E. Hindman, of Columbia; Mr. W. A. 
Hindman; Mr. Charles M. Hindman; and Mrs. J. D. Flowers, of 
Gradyville; and Mrs. John Keen, of Clinton County. 

"The funeral services were conducted by Eev. W. H. C. Sandidge, 
of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and the remains were laid 
to rest by the side of her husband in the burial place on the farm, in 
the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. 

"Mrs. Hindman will be greatly missed from the neighborhood 
where she has so long lived." 

Eight children, viz: 

2442. James Eobert Hindman ; m, Erma Young. 2 children +. 

2443. Margaret Elizabeth Hindman; m. Joseph D. Flowers. 6 

children +. 

2444. William Alexander Hindman; m. Arnetta Caldwell. 5 

children +. 

2445. Ann Eebekah Hindman ; m. John S. Keen. 2 children +. 

2446. Polly Catherine Hindman; m. Timothy F. Nell. 1 

child +. 

2447. Samuel Perry Hindman; d. in infancy. 

2448. Fetna Jane Hindman ; m. H. K. Allen. 4 children +. 

2449. Charles Morehead Hindman; m. Lou W. Thomas. No 

children. 

JAMES EOBEET Hindman« (2442) (Margaret^ Alexander% 
James^, Alexander-, John^). Gov. James E. Hindman, one of Adair 



330 DESCEXDANTS OF 

County's best known men, was born on a farm in the country where 
his great-grandfather, grandfather and father each lived until their 
death . 

The early education of Gov. Hindman was obtained in the district 
schools, and his occupation was that of working on a farm until he 
was twenty-two years old, when he enlisted as a private in the Thir- 
teenth Kentucky Infantry, commanded by Colonel E. H, Hobson. 
He was soon elected Lieutenant of Company C, and afterwards pro- 
moted to Captain of Company H. 

During the last year of the war, he served as Chief of Ordnance of 
the Second Division of the 23rd Army Corps. He was mustered out 
of the service in the year 1865. 

His record was that of a brave, fearless man, who stood by the flag 
of the Union, and returned from the fray with the consciousness of 
having performed his duty to the best of his ability. 

When the war closed, with Gov. Hindman — as with all true sol- 
diers — it ended, and he set about the task of preparing himself for 
a useful career as a citizen. 

Soon after his return from the service, he was nominated and 
elected to represent Adair County in the Lower House of the Ken- 
tucky General Assembly, and was re-elected in 1867 and 1869. His 
services were highly appreciated by his constituents, and it is but 
meet to say that no other county in Kentucky was more ably repre- 
sented. 

Having read law at intervals, he determined after returning from 
the Legislature, to make it a profession, and after a course of diligent 
and well directed study, he was admitted to the practice. His natur- 
ally legal mind and acquired Imowledge soon placed him in rank 
with the leading attorneys of this section, and for the ensuing eight 
years he was a successful practitioner, and in 1879 he was again in- 
duced to accept the Legislative nomination and served with credit 
alike to himself and his constituency during the sessions of 1879 and 
1880. 

In 1883 he was nominated by the State Democratic Convention as 
a candidate for Lieutenant Governor on the ticket with Gov. J. Proc- 
tor Knott. Being elected, he served for four years to the satisfaction 
of the people of Kentucky. When his term of office expired, he again 
returned to his home, and took up the practice of his chosen profes- 
sion, but in 1892, the Democracy demanded his services as a Con- 



JOHN WALKER. 331 

gressional candidate from the Eleventh district, and ever faithful to 
the wishes of his friends, he accepted the nomination, and while de- 
feated — the district being largely Eepublican — made a most vigorous 
campaign. 

He was Chairman of the Sound Money Convention, which was 
held in Louisville in September of last year, and his services in the 
cause during the campaign were highly appreciated by the sound 
money contingent over the state. 

Gov. Hindman commands the universal respect and confidence of 
a host of friends. Being a cultured, high-toned Christian gentleman, 
his influence is for good, and Columbia has many reasons to feel 
proud of his citizenship. 

Gov. Hindman is a member of the Masonic Order, and also of the 
Methodist Church. He has often served as a Delegate to the Louis- 
ville Conference, and twice as a Delegate to the General Conference, 
which met at Richmond and St. Louis, respectively. 

In 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Erma Young, who 
died in 1881, leaving two sons, one of whom has since died. 

In December, 1893, he married Mrs. Fanny M. Eawley of Dallas, 
Texas.* 

Two children, viz: 

2450. Eobert Young Hindman; b. 1873; graduated from Center 

College, Danville, Ky. 

2451. James Herschell Hindman ; who d. at the age of 12 j^ears. 

MAEGASET ELIZABETH Hindman^ (2443) (Margaret^ 
Alexander'*, James^, Alexander-, John^) ; m. Joseph D. Flowers. 6 
children, viz: 

2452. Alexander Flowers; d. young. 

2453. Anna Bell Flowers; m. Eobert Chening. 

2454. Emma Juriah Flowers; m. Charles Hutchinson. 

2455. Eose Lee Flowers. 

2456. Ella May Flowers. 

2457. Joseph Edmond Flowers. 

WILLIAM ALEXANDEE Hindman^ (2444) (Margaret^ Alex- 
ander*, James^, Alexander^, John^) ; m. Ametta Caldwell. 5 chil- 
dren, viz: ■ ■ ■' ■ '•^?; 



' Sketch of Gov. Hindman taken from a Columbia paper, name and date not given. 



322 DESCENDANTS OF 

2458. Leslie Clarence Hindman; m. and has 1 child. 

2459. Curtis Hindman. 

2460. William Hindman. 

2461. Harlan Hindman. 

2462. Metta Pearl Hindman. 

ANN EEBEKAH Hindman« (2445) (Margaret^ Alexander*, 
James^ Alexander-, John^) ; m. John S. Keen, a Methodist minis- 
ter, prominent as a propounder of the doctrine of sanctification as 
a second blessing. 2 children, viz : 

2463. Marvin Keen. 

2464. John Keen. 

POLLY CATHEEINE Hindman^ (2446) (Margaret^ Alex- 
ander*, James^, Alexander-, John^) ; m. Timothy F. Nell. 1 child, 
viz: 

2465. Esther Nell. 

FETNA JANE Hindman (2448) ; m. H. K. Allen. Their home 
is in Mobile, Ala. 4 children, viz : 

2466. Maggie Allen. 

2467. Mary Allen. 

2468. Charles Allen. 

2469. James Allen ; d. young. 

w 

MAETHA JANE Walker^ (2303) (Alexander*, James^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Oct. 8, 1824; m. John Warfield Shirley, son of 
Col. Warfield Shirley of the War of 1812. He was b. July 13, 1840, 
in Metcalf County, Ky. ; m. July 11, 1839; lived in Adair County, 
Ky. 6 children, as follows : 

2470. Elizabeth Ann Frances Shirley; m. Alfred Walker 

Blaydes. 5 children +. 

2471. Mary Margaret Shirley ; b. Nov. 7, 1845 ; d. Oct. 16, 1864. 

2472. Nancy Jane Shirley; b. May 24, 1851; d. June 17, 1854. 

2473. Lou Belle Shirley; b. Oct. 15, 1855; d. May 28, 1876. 

2474. John Alexander Shirley; m. Alberta L. D. Buckner. 3 

children -I". 

2475. Lewis Edmond Shirley; b. Dec. 11, 1864; unmarried; 

lives at East Fork, Ky. 



JOHN WALKER. 323 

ELIZABETH ANN FEANCES Shirley" (2470) (Martha J.% 
Alexander*, James^, Alexander-, John^) ; b. Dec. 13, 1840; m. Dec. 
26, 1871, to Alfred Walker Blaydes. 5 children, viz : 

2476. Jerome Alfred Blaydes ; b. Jan. 2, 1873. 

2477. Frances Elbert Blaydes; b. Aug. 28, 1874. 

2478. John Lewis Blaydes; b. Nov. 24, 1877. 

2479. Died young. 

2480. Mattie Jane Blaydes; b. Nov. 17, 1881. 

JOHN ALEXANDEE Shirley" (2474) (Martha J.% Alexander*, 
James^, Alexander^, John^) ; m. Alberta L. D. Buckner, dau. of Wm. 
Stanton and Polly Buckner, Oct. 26, 1882. She d. Aug. 20, 1890. 
3 children, viz : 

2481. James Henry Shirley; b. Sept. 12, 1882. 

2482. John William Shirley; b. Jan. 11, 1886. 

2483. Ida Gertrude Shirley; b. Oct. 7, 1889. 

ELIZABETH McCOEKLE Walker^ (2304) (Alexanders 
James% Alexander^, John^) ; b. Oct. 7, 1828; m. Noah Wilcox. She 
d. Sept. 30, at Bowling Green, Ky. 6 children, viz : 

2484. Maggie Wilcox ; m. T. Sullivan. 

2485. Henry Clay Wilcox. 

2486. Sallie Wilcox. 

2487. William Green Wilcox. 

2488. Charles Wilcox. 

2489. Edna Wilcox. 

JAMES Walker* (2291) (James^ Alexander-, John^) ; m. Kiz- 
ziah Cox, and moved to Illinois. Kizziah d., and James m. again 
and had several children, and moved to Missouri. The name of only 
one of his children is known, William L., who was born in Grayson 
County, Ky., Feb. 15, 1825. His mother, Kizziah, d. at his birth, 
and Alexander Walker (known as long Alexander from his being 
unusually tall) went after the child, and carried him one hundred 
miles on horseback in the winter time, and took him to his home, 
taking the entire care of him on his journey, and raised him as one of 
his own children. 

WILLIAM L. Walker (2490); b. Feb. 15, 1825; was raised 
by Alexander Walker, who m. EHzabeth Scott (see above). He m. 



324 DESCENDANTS OF 

Lamira Kennard. Her brother, Eussell Kennard, was a wealthy 
boot and shoe merchant of Nashville, Tenn. After her death he m. 
Mrs. Caldwell, widow of George Caldwell. They live in Kell, Adair 
County, Ky. 10 children, viz: 

2491. Hyberna Walker; m. Joseph Bell; d. about 1884. 

2492. Mary Alice Walker; m. John Bell. 

2493. James D. Walker ; m. Miss Diddle. 

2494. Amanda Walker; m. Stuart Kinnard. 

2495. Stuart Russell Walker; m. Miss Pullain. 

2496. Elizabeth Walker; m. Absalom Pullain. 

2497. Theodosia Walker; m. John T. Hamilton; d. about 1894. 

2498. Le Eoy Walker ; m. Miss Kinnard. He is Postmaster and 

Notary Public at Nell, Ky. 

2499. Kizziah Walker; m. Mr. Murrell, a merchant, son of Wm. 

Murrell. He only lived six weeks after they were mar- 
ried. His wife carried on his business with his partner 
for years after his death. 

2500. Lellah Ann Walker; m. Mr. Hunter, grandson of Josiah 

Hunter, a wealthy slave owner. 

ELIZABETH Walker* (2292) (James^ Alexander^, John^) ; al- 
ways called Betsey; m. Lewis Fletcher, and d. in Sparta, Tenn. 
Their 3 children were : 

2501. James Fletcher+. 

2502. Woodson Fletcher +. 

■ 2503. Columbus Fletcher; m. Miss Young, a sister of the wife 
of Cyrus Walker. 

JAMES Fletcher^ (2501) (Elizabeths James^ Alexander-, 
John^) ; moved from Iowa to Illinois. He m. in Illinois, and had 
the following 8 children: 

2504. Sally Margaret Fletcher. 

2505. Mary Elizabeth Fletcher. 

2506. Nancy Jane Fletcher. 

2507. George Samuel Fletcher. 

2508. Martha Susan Fletcher. 

2509. Joseph Benson Fletcher. 

2510. Amanda Dennington Fletcher. 

2511. James Bamford Fletcher. 



jonisr WALKEE, 325 

WOODSON Fletcher (2502); m. ; had 4 children, as 

follows (after Woodson's death his widow m. V. Cochran) : 

2512. Martha Fletcher; m. John Cochran, a brother of V. Coch- 

ran. She d. leaving one child. 

2513. A girl. 

2514. ISTancy Catherine Fletcher. 

2515. Eoy Fletcher. 

The History of McDonough County, 111., written by S. J. Clark, 
contains the following interesting items concerning different mem- 
bers of the Walker family who went to Illinois from Virginia and 
Kentucky at an early day: 

William P. Walker; Company B, 16th Infantry; enlisted May 24, 
1861; discharged May 18, 1862. 

Corporal Joseph T. Walker ; 28th Infantry, Company D ; enlisted 
Aug. 10, 1861. He was discharged at the expiration of his term, 
Aug. 26, 1864. 

Henry E. Walker, of Bardolph; enlisted Nov. 1, 1861, and was dis- 
charged Sept. 29, 1863, on account of disability. 

Second Lieutenant John S. Walker, of Macomb; commissioned 
June 6, 1865 ; mustered out June 6, 1865. 

William C. Walker, of Macomb; enlisted June 18, 1862; dis- 
charged June 28, 1863, on account of disability. 

Eobert A. Walker, of Macomb; enlisted May 20, 1864; mustered 
out Sept. 26, 1864; Company I, 137th Infantry. 

James H. Walker, of Bushnel; enlisted in Company I, 137th In- 
fantry, May 12, 1864; mustered out Sept. 24, 1864. 

J. M. Walker; lawyer at Macomb. First birth recorded at Walnut 
Grove was Flora M. Walker, daughter of Gilmer Walker (b. 1836). 
Mr. Walker was the first to lose a cliild, Martha Walker, who died in 
the fall of 1837. 

Eev. Harrison Berry, a Cumberland Presbyterian clergyman, and 
Miss Martha Walker were the first married in the township. They 
were married in February, 1833, at the residence of Gilmer Walker 
by Eev. Cyrus Haines. 



326 DESCENDANTS OF 



MEMBEES OF DODDSVILLE PEESBYTERIAK CHURCH. 

Andrew Walker; and Ann Walker, his wife. 

Chas. W. Walker; Virginia Rachel Walker. 

Andrew Walker; Ruling Elder; d. Sept. 17, 1843. 

Ebenezer James Walker, Deacon. 

N. A. Walker, Jerusalem Chapel, United Brethren Church, 
Deacon. 

Quintus Walker, Deacon of Center Chapel. 

William C. Walker, of Macomb ; enlisted in Company C, 84th In- 
fantry, June 18, 1863; discharged Jan. 28, 1863, on account of dis- 
abilit}^ 

Daniel Chalmers; enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; transferred to Veteran 
Reserve Corps June 13, 1863 ; wounded ; 84th Infantry, Company A. 

Ebenezer Walker, of Eldorado; enlisted July 30, 1862. He was 
wounded twice and mustered out June 8, 1865. He was in Company 
B, 84th Infantry. 

Samuel Walker, of Eldorado ; enlisted in Company B, 84th Infan- 
try, on July 31, 1862; died Oct. 24, 1863, of wounds. 

Good Hope, McDonough County, 111. IST. A. Walker, one of the 
first trustees of this town. 

Colonel William Bailey. 

Judge CjTUs Walker; well known as the best criminal lawyer in 
the West; employed in the case of McFadden Brothers for the mur- 
der of John Wilson. He gave Pennington's Point its name in honor 
of Stewart Pennington. 

John M. Walker; m. Martha Campbell. 

Company H, 2nd Cavalry, organized by J. D. Walker, July 24, 
1861. He was commissioned Captain Aug. 24, 1861. 

Privates in Mormon War: Andrew Walker, William Walker, 
James Walker, A. J. Walker, James Walker, J. W. Walker, William. 
Walker. 

School Directors : James Walker ; J. M. Walker, Scotland Town- 
ship; E. B. Walker, Macomb Township. 

Deacons of Camp Creek Church: A. Walker, James Walker and 
T. J. Walker. 

Representative from McDonough County (Democrat) : James D. 
Walker. 

Emma Walker; teacher ]\Iound To^^Tiship. 




Axx ^^■AI.KKl;. \\iFi-: OF .Ia:\ii:s Walkki; 



JOHN WALKER. 327 

Andrew Walker; b. in Adair County, Ky. ; came to McDonough 
County in 1833. 

Joseph MeCrosky; Alderman and Mayor of Macomb. 
James D. Walker ; Mayor of Macomb. 

ANN Walker^ (1944) (Alexander^ John^) ; b. March 22, 1754; 
m. her cousin, James Walker, son of John and grandson of Alexan- 
der, who was a brother of John, the emigrant, Feb. 24, 1774; d. in 
McDonough County, 111., in 1835 or 1836. Her husband, James 
Walker, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, He d. in Morgan 
County, 111., aged over 80 years. There are no papers to show his 
Revolutionary service, but his eldest daughter, Margaret, remem- 
bered his return from the war and told her children of it. 8 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2516. Margaret Walker; m. Benjamin Worlanan. 4 children +. 

2517. Jane Walker; m. John Findla3^ 8 cliildren +. 

2518. John Walker; m. Susan Hughes. 6 children +. 

2519. Alexander Walker; m. Sarah Morrow. 8 children +. 

2520. Joseph C. Walker; m. Lucretia Fletcher. 7 children +. 

2521. Ann Walker; d. unmarried, in Adair County, Ky., in the 

spring of 1829. 

2522. Jarnf^s Walker; d. young. 

2523. William H. Walker; m. Ann Harris. 6 children +. 

MARGARET Walker* (2516) (Ann^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. in 
Rockbridge County, Va., 1777; m. Benjamin Workman and moved 
to Indian Creek, Morgan County, 111., in 1826. She survived her 
husband many years. 4 children, viz : 

2524. Jane Workman; m. Jacob Gibson. 4 children +. 

2525. Benjamin Workman; m. Nancy Gray Walker. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

2526. Ann Workman; never married; b. Jan. 30, 1812; d. Jan. 

15, 1901. 

2527. James Workman; m. (1) Cornelia Hammond, (2) Matil- 

da Edgerly. 5 children +. 

JANE Workman^ (2524) (Margaret% Ann^ Alexander-, John^) ; 
b. in Adair County, Ky., Jan. 5, 1807 ; m. Jacob Gibson, who served 



328 DESCENDANTS OP 

in the War of 1813 and d. 1867; residence Wall St. P. 0., Kansas, 
where she d. in June, 1895. 4 children, viz : 

2528. William Gibson. 

2529. Henry Gibson. 

2530. James Gibson. 

2531. Ann Gibson. 

BENJAMIN Workman^ (2525) (Margaret*, Ann^ Alexander*, 
John^) ; m. Nancy Gray Walker, dan .of Miriam Pair Walker. Af- 
ter Benjamin^s death she m. Mr. Hammons, and lives at Glasgow, la. 
He d. Jan. 10, 1832, aged 56; buried near Easton, 111. 4 children, 
viz: 

2532. James Workman. 

2533. Margaret Workman. 

2534. Jane Workman; m. Joseph Howell, and lives at Glasgow, 

Iowa. 

2535. Combs Workman. 

Benjamin Workman had a grandson, Benjamin Lytton, who lived 
in Lucas County, Iowa. He has 9 children, viz : 

2536. Elizabeth Lytton. 

2537. Mary Jane Lytton. 

2538. Letitia Ann. 

2539. William Lytton. 

2540. Emily Lytton. 

2541. Margaret Lytton. 

2542. Frank Lytton. 

2543. Araminta Lytton. 

2544. Lilly Lytton. 

JAMES Workman'* (2527) (Margaret*, Ann^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; b. July 30, 1820; d. Feb. 25, 1891; m. (1) Cornelia Ham- 
mond in 1853; she d. Dec. 21, 1865 ; m. (2) Matilda Edgerly, April, 
1868 ; no children by 2nd marriage. 5 children, viz : 

2545. Clara Workman; b. March 5, 1854; d. April, 1854. 

2546. Margaret Workman; b. March 5, 1855; d. Oct. 9, 1857. 

2547. Mary Ann Workman; b. Oct. 11, 1857, near Jacksonville, 

111. ; m. Sept. 12, 1872, John S. Sommers, son of James 
and Priscilla Sommers of Kentucky; resides in Center- 
ville, Kan. +. 



JOHJSr WALKER. 339 

2548. Benjamin Alexander Workman; b. Feb. 3, 1860; m. April 
20, 1878, Emma Jane Davis, dan. of William and Anna 
Davis. He is an engineer on a railroad in Old Mexico. 
3 children +. 

3549. Henry Matthew Workman; b .Ang. 30, 1862; d. Jan. 5, 

1893; m. Oct., 1886, Amanda Weymire of Indiana. 3 
children + 

BENJAMIN ALEXANDEE Workman^ (2548) (James^ Mar- 
garet*, Ann^, Alexander-, John^) ; b. Feb. 3, 1860; m. April 30, 
1878, Emma Jane Davis, dan. of William and Anna Davis. 3 chil- 
dren, viz : 

3550. William James Workman ; b. April 30, 1880. 

3551. Anna Beatrice Workman; b. Oct. 33, 1883; d. Jan. 5, 

1890. 

3553. Henry Workman; b. July 5, 1890. 

HENRY MATTHEW Workman" (3549) (James^ Margaret*, 
Ann^ Alexander^, John^) ; b. Aug. 30, 1863; d. Jan. 5, 1893; m. 
Oct., 1886, Amanda Weymire of Indiana, dau. of Hiram Weymire. 
3 children, viz: 

2553. James Workman; b. July 18, 1887; d. Jan. 20, 1890. 

3554. Benjamin Eoland Workman; d. July, 1890. 

3555. Hazel Workman; b. Dec, 1893. 

MAEY ANN Workman" (3547) ( James% Margaret*, Ann^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. John S. Sommers. 4 children, viz: 

3556. Minnie Cornelia Sommers; b. July 3, 1875; m. March 19, 

1896, David L. Sturgeon, son of David and Barbara 
Sturgeon. 

3557. Clara Ethel Sommers; b. June 9, 1878; m. Sept. 16, 1896, 

William G. Scott, son of Henry and Hannah Scott. 

3558. Anna Blanche Sommers; b. Oct. 10, 1880; unmarried. 

3559. Clarence Workman Sommers; b. Sept. 6, 1887. 

JANE Walker* (3517) (Ann% Alexander^, John^) ; m. John 
Findlay, who d. 1816 or 1817. After the death of her husband she 
moved to Hancock County, 111. She d. in 1833. Her 8 children are 
(1898) all dead. They were as follows: 



330 DESCENDANTS OF 

2560. James Findlay; m. Polly Patterson, whose mother was a 

Hughes. They moved from Kentucky about 1848, going 
to Keokuk, la., thence to Missouri, where they both died. 
They had no children. 

2561. Samuel Alexander Findlay ; m. Polly Bradley. They lived 

near Carthage, Mo. They are both dead. 

2562. Elizabeth Findlay; m. Squire Eutherford Davis. 2 chil- 

dren +. 

2563. Walker Findlay; m. and had children +. 

2564. Ann Findlay; m. Mr. Maltby. 2 children +. 

2565. Margaret Findlay ; m. and d. soon afterward. 

2566. Andrew Findlay; d. shortly after marriage. JSTo children 

given. 

2567. Jane Findlay; d. in young womanhood. 

ELIZABETH Findlay^ (2562) (Jane^ Ann^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. Sept. 5, 1816, in Adair County, Ky. ; m. Squire Euther- 
ford Davis of Hancock County, 111., in 1853 ; d. July 24, 1898, at 
her home in Creston, la. 

Extract from sketch of Mrs. Davis which appeared in the Creston 
Citizen July 28, 1898 : 

"When thirteen years of age Elizabeth Findlay came to Illinois 
(near Carthage), where she resided until her removal to Creston, la., 
with her sons in August, 1876; m. Thomas J. Dale June 13, 1837. 
Their eight children died in infancy or early childhood. At the time 
of her second marriage to S. E. Davis, he had six children to whom 
she gave a mother's devoted care. Her cousin, James B. Findlay, was 
one of the pioneer evangelists of the West. She was a deeply religious 
woman, her abiding faith being a never failing source of Joy and con- 
solation from early childhood until the last moment of her life, when 
she entered the land of infinite peace, above the storms which beat 
upon the shores of time." 

Squire Eutherford Davis was born in Warren County, Tenn., in 
1808, came to Illinois at the age of 18 years, and settled in Shelby 
County, from whence he removed to Hancock County, 111. He was 
a man of natural gifts, but without a college or academic education, 
being self-made and self-educated. He taught school and farmed; 
mastered John Stuart Mill's system of logic, and was the ablest math- 



JOHN WALKER. 331 

ematician in Illinois in his day. He was the originator and perfeetor 
of the science of aritlimetic which applied the analytical system of 
cancellation; was author of "Davis' Arithmetic," published in 1853, 
which had a large sale, and was considered by mathematicians as a 
masterpiece. It is still in use in western Illinois. He was elected 
Sheriff of Hancock County, 111., in 1854, and Clerk of the Courts, in 
1856, from which position he retired in 1864. Their 2 children 
were: 

2568. Squire Eichard Davis +. 

2569. Thomas Jefferson Davis; lives at Creston, la. + 



SQUIRE RICHARD Davis (2568) was born near Carthage, 
Hancock County, 111., July 17, 1854. His father was a native of 
Tennessee, his mother of Kentucky. As a boy he acquired a taste for 
politics through constant companionship with his father in his elec- 
tioneering tours during his political career. 

At the age of fourteen he entered a printing office, together with 
the duties of wMch position he kept up the study of the higher 
branches of the common school system, from both of wliich he grad- 
uated at the age of nineteen, a first-class printer and writer of some 
local celebrity, as resident correspondent of the Illinois State Regis- 
ter and St. Louis Republican. In 1876 he removed to Creston, la., 
and became editor and publisher of The Creston Democrat, study- 
ing law in the meantime. He was admitted to the bar and began the 
practice of law in 1879. In 1884 he was a nominee of his party for 
Congress, was defeated by 2300, carrying four counties out of ten, 
making the strongest fight ever made by any nominee of his party in 
the district. After his defeat he resumed editorial charge of the 
Creston Commonwealth; was appointed Postmaster at Creston, by 
President Cleveland, Aug. 10, 1885. 

ISTotwithstanding the political reverses of his party in 1888, Mr. 
Davis, because of his efficiency, integrity and non-partisanship as 
certified by Hon. J. S. Clarkson and other postoffice officials, was re- 
tained in office until within a few months of the expiration of his full 
term. He resigned his position to accept that of Judge of the Su- 
perior Court to which he was elected by a heavy majority over one of 
the oldest and ablest attorneys at the Creston bar. The jurisdiction 
of this court being co-extensive with that of the District Court. This 
important position was filled with the energy and faithfulness that 



332 DESCENDANTS OE 

characterizes all his undertakings until 1894, when he followed jour- 
nalistic and literary work, where he took high rank as a contributor 
to various high grade publications. His illustrated article, "A G-reat 
Farm Region," which appeared in the Cosmopolitan for October, 
1889, was noticed in all of the principal Western papers. He has 
followed journalistic work in Philadelphia, New York, Washington 
and Chicago ; established the Creston Citizen in 1898, which consoli- 
dated with the Des Moines Gazette in Jan., 1899. From Carthage 
the family removed to Creston, where they remained until 1899, when 
they went to Des Moines, where they now reside. 

Squire Richard Davis married Alice Sedberry near Columbia in 
Mauray County, Tenn., Oct. 3, 1882. Their children were all b. in' 
Creston. 5 children, viz: 

2570. Rupert Findly Davis; b. Sept. 5, 1883. 

2571. Marjorie Chappel Davis ; b. Sept. 12, 1885. 

2572. Florence Sedberry Davis; b. April 1, 1888. 

2573. Benjamin Rush Davis (twin) ; b. Nov. 7, 1891. 

2574. Richard Tinsley Davis (twin) ; b. Nov. 7, 1891. 

THOMAS JEFFERSON Davis (2569) ; b. April 7, 1856, in 
Carthage, 111. In 1894 he was postmaster at Creston, 111. He is 
also engaged in newspaper work, and together with his brother, 
S. Richard, edited the Citizen of Creston in the year 1898. They 
now (1899) publish a paper in Des Moines, la.; m. Emily Zollars in 
December, 1877. 

WALKER Findlays (2563) (Jane*, Ann^, Alexander^ John^) ; 
taught the first school kept in Walnut Grove Township, McDonough 
County, 111. This was a log cabin on section 16, near what is now 
known as Deer Park. This was in 1838. He studied for the minis- 
try, but never preached on account of an impediment in his speech. 
Late in life he married a widow. She had raised a niece, Susan Mc- 
Crosky, who married Judge Pinkney Walker. Walker Findlay had 
one or two children. Their home was at Pella, la. 

ANN Findlay^ (2564) (Jane*, Ann^ Alexander^, John^) ; m. 
a Mr. Maltby. He d. and she lived a widow for many years. She 
was a helpless invalid for about forty years, but through all her suf- 
fering was sweet and patient. She was the mother of 2 children, viz : 



JOHN WALKER. 333 

2575. Jonathan Maltby ; m. and had 6 children, 4 daughters and 

2 sons, all of whom are married, except the youngest son. 
They live at Omaha, Neb. (1894) 

2576. Daughter; m. Andrew J. Davis, a son of Elizabeth Find- 

lay's husband; live at Carthage, 111. 

JOHI^ Walker* (2518) (Ann^ Alexander^, John^) ; m. Susan 
Hughes, and d. in Kentucky in 1823. His widow and children mov- 
ed to Illinois in 1830, and bought a farm in Morgan County. She d. 
Sept. 30, 1849, aged 61 years and 5 months. 6 children, viz: 

2577. Blackmore Hughes Walker; m. Ann Eobinson Sage. 7 

children +. 

2578. EHzabeth Walker. 

2579. Martha Walker; m. Leftridge Lindsay. He was b. Dec. 

23, 1802, and d. March 3, 1865. Martha d. Aug. 6, 
1862, aged 40 years. 

2580. John Walker; m. Mary Shuff. 4 children +. 

2581. Harvey Walker ;m. (1) Harriet McElvane, (2) . 3 

children by first marriage +. 

2582. Alexander Walker; m. Elizabeth Berry. 7 children +. 

BLACKMOEE HUGHES Walker^ (2577) (John*, Ann^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. July 15, 1810; m. Ann Eobinson Sage, June 16, 
1840. Ann's mother was an Epler. She had a nephew who was 
Judge of the Supreme Court in Jacksonville, 111. Hughes Walker d. 
Sept. 4, 1889, at Ashland, 111. His wife, Ann, was b. March 28, 
1811, and d. March 5, 1892. 7 children, viz : 

2583. Susan Elizabeth Walker; d. aged 2 years. 

2584. James Harvey Walker; m. Frances Thornberry. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

2585. John Calvin Walker; m. Margaret Jordan; m. (2) Miss 

Hedgwood. 8 children +. 

2586. Martha Jane Walker; b. Oct. 7, 1849. She is single and 

lives at Ashland, 111. 

2587. Alexander Walker; b. Sept. 16, 1847. 

2588. Jacob Epler Walker; b. June 18, 1851. His home was at 

Ashland, 111. He met with a painful accident on the 
17th of July, 1899, while driving a four-horse team 
hitched to a self-binder. Something went wrong and 



334 DESCENDANTS OP 

Mr. Walker got down to adjust the difficulty, when the 
team became frightened and started to run. He was 
thrown to the ground, and the team and part of the 
binder passed over him, resulting in a bad fracture of the 
skull, and other injuries, from which he died the 31st 
day of July, 1899, aged 48 years. He was buried in 
Yatesville Cemetery, July 23; unmarried. 

2589. Blackmore Hughes Walker; m. Elizabeth Chittick. 8 

children +. 

JOHN Walker^ (2580) (John*, Ann^ Alexander^ John^) ; b. in 
Kentucky Feb. 19, 1823 ; came to Illinois when young, his home be- 
ing several miles north of Jacksonville ; graduated from Eush Medi- 
cal College in 1851. While attending this college. Dr. J. P. Walker 
and he were room-mates, both afterwards becoming successful phy- 
sicians; m. in 1868 to Mary Ann Phillips Shuff, b. Nov. 25, 1837, 
dau. of Anthony Houston and Siren Foutch Shuff. She d. at Jack- 
sonville about 1886. He d. at Jacksonville, 111., in 1883, after prac- 
ticing his profession for thirty years, mostly at Berlin and Ashland, 
111. Two of their children, Hughes and Mary Walker, d. in infancy. 
Two others, viz: 

2590. John Anthony Walker, He is a practicing physician; 

holds the position of railroad surgeon; present address, 
Winston, Montana. 

2591. Estella Grace Walker; living with her mother somewhere 

in Montana. 

HAEVEY Walker^ (2581) (John^ Ann% Alexander^, John^) ; 

m. Harriet McElvane, by whom he had 3 children; m. (2) , no 

children. 3 children, viz: 

2592. Harriet Walker; graduated in Indianola, la., and became 

a lecturer. 

2593. Susanna Walker. 

2594. Will Walker; d. young. 

ALEXANDEE Walker^ (2582) (John*, Ann^, Alexander^,, 
John^) ; m. Elizebeth Berry; resides at St. Paul, Neb. 7 children, 
viz: 



JOHN WALKER. 335 

2595. Melissa Walker ; m. Oscar Craven. 3 children +. 

2596. Jennie Walker; m. Sandy Craven. 6 children +. 

2597. Philander Walker. 

2598. Charles Walker; m. . 1 child +. 

2599. Mary Walker. 

2600. Everett Walker. 

2601. Elizabeth Walker. 

JAMES HAEVEY Walker^ (2584) (Blackmore H.^ JohnS 
Ann^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. Aug. 20, 1841; m. Frances Thorn- 
berry. They live in Ashland, 111. 4 children, viz : 

2602. Charles Walker; lives at Lincoln, 111. 

2603. Anna Walker; lives at Lincoln, 111. 

2604. Lulu Walker; m. Mr. Work of Virginia, 111. 

2605. Ellen Walker; lives at Petersburg, 111; m. N"ov. 28, 1899, 

Guy F. Bergen, a merchant of Petersburg, 111. 

JOH?^ CALVIN Walker« (2585) (Blackmore H.^ JohnS Ann^, 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. March 16, 1843; m. Margaret Jordan at 
Jacksonville. He m. for his second wife Miss Hedgewood. He had 
four daughters by his first wife, and four daughters by his second 
wife. 8 children ; names of only 4 known, as follows : 

2606. Ida Gray Walker. 

2607. Nellie Walker; m. George Fisher. He is now dead. 1 

child +. 

2608. Evalina Walker. . 

2609. Mary Walker. 

NELLIE Walker (2607) ; m. George Fisher. 1 child, viz: 

2610. Eoy Fisher. 

BLACKMOEE HUGHES Walker^ (2589) (Blackmore H.^ 
John*, Ann^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. June 16, 1857; m. Elizabeth 
Chittick, Nov. 24, 1880. She was b. July 4, 1858. 8 children, viz: 

2611. Harry Lee Walker; b. Sept. 19, 1881. 

2612. Anna J. Walker; b. Nov. 17, 1882. 

2613. Orlin B. Walker; b. May 8, 1884. 

2614. Stella C. Walker; b. Aug. 2, 1887. 

2615. John H. Walker; b. April 18, 1889. 



336 DESCENDANTS OF 

2616. George W. Walker; b. Sept. 4, 1890. 

2617. Frank S. Walker; b. Feb. 2, 1895. 

2618. Glenn M. Walker; b. Sept. 29, 1897. 

MELISSA Walker" (2595) (Alexander^ John*, Ann^. Alexan- 
der^, John^) ; m. Oscar Craven. Their home is in Eoseville, Cali- 
fornia. 3 children, viz : 

2619. NeUie Craven. 

2620. Elizabeth Craven. 

2621. Glenn Craven. 

JEN'NIE Walker" (2596) (Alexander^ John*, Ann^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; m. Sandy Craven. They lived in St. Paul, 'Seh., where she 
died. The names of three of their children are : 

2622. Maud Craven. 

2623. Bertha Craven. 

2624. Blanche Craven. 

And three younger children ; names not known. 

CHAELES Walker" (2598) (Alexander^ John*, Ann^. Alexan- 
der-, John^) ; m. and had 1 son, viz: 

2625. Audley Walker. 

ALEXxlNDER Walker* (2519) (Ann^ Alexander^ John^) ; m. 
Sarah Morrow. He d. leaving a widow and 4 children ; had 8 chil- 
dren, names of only 3 given, viz : 

2626. Nancy Walker; m. James Norris. 2 children +. 

2627. Mary Walker; m. Herbert Kinnard. 1 child +. 

2628. Samuel Walker; m. twice, and had several children. 

jSTothing further is known of him. 

NANCY Walker^ (2626) (Alexander*, Ann^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; d. in 1897; m. James Norris, a Cumberland Presbyterian 
minister. 2 children, viz : 

2629. Mary Norris; m. a Mr. Norris, and d. soon afterwards. 

2630. Clinton Norris; a practicing physician in Clinton County. 

(Name of state not given.) 



JOHN WALKER. 337 

MARY Walker^ (2637) (Alexander*, Ann% Alexander-, John^) ; 
m, Herbert Kinnard, a farmer, and had 3 children; m. (2) William 
Mann, and had 4 children. 7 children, viz : 

2631. Amanda Kinnard; m. Dr. Edw. Nell. 6 children +. 

2632. David Kinnard; m. Miss Fletcher; m. (2) Miss Bell. 3 

children +. 

2633. Ethlanie Kinnard; m. her cousin, Clay Kinnard. 1 

child +. 

2634. James H. Mann. 

2635. Virgil D. Mann. 

2636. Eunice Mann. 

2637. Latha G. Mann. 

AMANDA Kinnard" (2631) (Mary^ Alexander^ Ann% Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. Dr. Edward Nell. He d. in Frankfort, Ky., leav- 
ing her with 6 children. He was Warden of the Penitentiary there. 
6 children, viz : 

2638. Marion Nell; b. about 1881. 

2639. Gilliam Nell; b. about 1883. 

2640. Pearl Nell; b. about 1885. 

2641. Lillian Nell ; b. about 1887. 

2642. Mary Nell; b. about 1889. 

2643. Annie Nell; b. about 1891. 

DAVID Kinnard"' (2632) (Mary^ Alexander*, Ann^, Alexander^, 
John^) ; m. Miss Fletcher. After her death he m. Miss Bell. 3 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2644. Virgie Kinnard. 

2645. Eollin H. Kinnard. 

2646. Harlin E. Kinnard. 

ETHLANIE Kinnard" (2633) (Mary^ Alexander*, Ann^, Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. Clay Kinnard, her cousin. He was a farmer. 1 
child, viz: 

2647. Zula Kinniard. 

JOSEPH CULTON Walker* (2520) (Ann^, Alexander^, John^) ; 
d. on Salt Creek, Sangamon County, 111. ; m. Lucretia Fletcher. 7 
children, viz : 



338 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

2648. Amanda Walker; b. 1816; d. 1835. 

2649. :N"aiiey Walker; b. 1818; d. 1842. 

2650. Robert F. Walker; b. 1830; m. Arimatha Scott. 9 chil- 

dren +. 

2651. Julia Walker; d. young in 1840. 

2652. Nancy P. Walker (twin to Julia) ; d. young in 1840. 

2653. James Philander Walker ; b. 1826 ; m. (1) Mary E. Town- 

son, (2) Margaret A. Walker. 8 children +. 

2654. William Wallace Wall\;er; m. Margaret Eldridge. 9 chil- 

dren +. 

EOBEET FLETCHEE Walker^ (2650) (Joseph*, Ann^ Alex- 
ander-, John^) ; b. in Adair County, Ky., Feb. 26, 1830; removed to 
Illinois when very young, received his education in. that state; re- 
turned to Kentucky and lived a few years with his grandfather; 
came back to Illinois, and from there crossed the plains in an emi- 
grant wagon going to Oregon; this was in 1851, the trip taking sis 
months; elected sheriff of Lane Count}' in 1855. The same j^ar on 
Feb. 27 he m. Arimatha Scott. She had gone to Oregon with her 
uncle from western Indiana. Most of her relatives lived in Island 
Grove, 111. In 1856 Eobert Walker and family went to Washington 
Territory, where he d. at his home in Walla Walla County, March 7, 
1890. His wife d. June 28, 1898. Their 9 children were as follows : 

2655. Alice Walker; m. Archibald Bishop. 4 children +. 

2656. Eose Harriett Walker; m. Philander Bishop. 4 children+ 

2657. Laura E. Walker; m. Mr. McCowan. 4 children +. 

2658. James Walker. 

2659. Stuart Walker; d. 1886, at the age of eighteen years. 

2660. Joseph Walker; unmarried; lives on home place at Watts- 

burg, Wash. 

2661. Lillie May Walker; drowned in 1890, at the age of eigh- 

teen. 

2662. Marion Walker; m. Lizzie Y. Wisdom, Nov. 23, 1898. 

2663. Adelaide Walker; b. 1877; lives on home place at Watts- 

buro^. Wash. 



ALICE Walker^ (2655) (Eobert^ Joseph*, Ann^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; m. Archibald Bishop. He is dead. His widow lives at Day- 




Dr. James riiiLAXDEi; Walkei; 



joh:n" walker. 339 

ton^ Washington. They were the parents of four children;, two of 
whom are dead. The two living are : 

2664. Elsie Bishop. 

2665. Eoy Bishop. 

EOSE HAERIET Walker^ (2656) (Eobert^ Joseph*, Ann^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; m. Philander Bishop. They are the parents of 
four children, viz : 

2666. Vera Bishop; b. 1883; d. 1898. 

2667. Alma Bishop. 

2668. Lena Bishop. 

2669. Helen Bishop; d. Dec. 29, 1897. 

LAUEA E. Walker^ (2657) (Eobert^ Joseph% Ann^ Alexander^ 
John^ ) ; m. Mr. McCowan. They are the parents of 4 children, viz : 

2670. Malcolm Walker McCowan. 

2671. Emery W^ McCowan. 

2672. Amy J. McCowan. 

2673. Hazel McCowan. 

JAMES PHILA:N^DEE Walker^ (2653) (Joseph^ Ann^ Alex- 
ander-, John^) ; was b. in Adair County, Ky., April 6, 1826. He 
moved to Middletown, Mason County, 111. He served in the Mexican 
War, and was in the series of battles, which carried the American 
troops into the City of Mexico. He served in Company F, 4th Illi- 
nois. The Eegiment was commanded by Colonel Baker, Walker him- 
self being a sergeant. On returning, he was ill with yellow fever. 
He began studying medicine prior to the war, and continued his stu- 
dies while in the war, carrjdng his books in his knapsack. He grad- 
uated from the Eush Medical College in 1849. Dr. John Walker 
was his room-mate. Dr. J. P. Walker was elected County Treasurer, 
and the salary from that office enabled him to pay his college ex- 
penses. 

Dr. J. C. Patterson was also his room-mate at school, and lifelong 
friend. 

He married Mary E. Townson July 3, 1849. She died in 1853, 
and in 1854 he married Margaret A. Walker, the daughter of Will- 
iam Hammer Walker and Ann Harris. In 1861 he organized Com- 
pany K, 17th Illinois Infantry. He was made Captain, and parti- 



340 DESCENDANTS OF 

cipated in the battles of Frederickstown and Shiloh. After the bat- 
tle of Shiloh he resigned, and assisted in raising the 85th Illinois In- 
fantry of which he was first surgeon, and afterwards Lieutenant- 
Colonel. He was a warm personal friend of the War Governor, 
Eichard Yates. 

Margaret A., his wife, lived for a j^ear or more with her aunt, Mar- 
garet Gibson, He died at his home in Mason City, 111., on Jan. 15, 
1892. A special train was run up from Havana, bringing members 
of the John Quiney Adams Post to attend the funeral. 8 children, 
as follows : 

2674. Dr. William Philander Walker; m. Emma Mcllhenny. 

2 children +. 

2675. Mary Paulina Walker ; m. Thomas A. Whitworth. 2 chil- 

dren +. 

2676. Eobert Lincoln Walker; m. Emma Woodward. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

2677. Anna Harris Walker; b. March 28, 1864. She lives with 

her mother in Mason City, 111. 

2678. James Stuart Walker; b. July 7, 1867. 

2679. Joseph Eice Walker; b. Nov. 30, 1869; is a local agent on 

the C. & A. E. E. at Mason City, 111. He m. Anna 
Miller. 

2680. Lucretia E. Walker; b. May 30, 1872; m. Benjamin C. 

Eiekard; resides in Mason City, 111. 

2681. John Sheridan Grant Walker; b. Oct. 30, 1874. His home 

is in Fargo, N. D. 

WILLIAM PHILANDEE Walker^ (2674) (James P.^ Joseph*, 
Ann^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. March 23, 1856; m. Emma Mclllhen- 
ny in 1887. Their home is in Mason City, 111. 2 children, viz : 

2682. James Harrison Walker; b. Nov. 5, 1888. 

2683. Frank McDonald Walker; b. Nov. 13, 1893. 

MAEY PAULINA Walker^ (2675) (James P.^ Joseph^ Ann^ 
Alexander^ John^) ; b. Oct. 21, 1858. She is a fine musician; m. 
Thomas A. Whitworth of Peoria, 111., in 1886. Their home is in 
Fargo, N. D., where she has a studio and devotes much of her time 
to her chosen profession. He is a son of Bevil and Pheoba Farrell 
Whitworth. Bevil Whitworth was an Englishman who settled at 




Di;. Wii.i.iAM Wai. LACK Walker. 



JOHN WALKER. 341 

Guilford Court House, N. C. ; his wife belonged to the Blaine family 
of Ireland; they settled in Fayette County, Mo., about 1833. 2 chil- 
dren, viz : 

2684. Daughter; d. 1887. 

2685. Eugene Whitworth; b. 1889; d. June 10, 1896. 

EGBERT LINCGLN Walker^ (2676) (James P.^ Joseph*, 
Ann^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. March 22, 1861 ; m. Emma Woodward 
in 1893. He is secretary of the Walker Reunion Association, which 
held its first meeting at Greenview, 111., in Sept., 1898. The second 
meeting of this association was held at Macomb, 111., August, 1899. 
They reside at Greenview, 111., where Mr. Walker is engaged in the 
practice of the law. They have the following four children : 

2686. Grace Walker. 

2687. Fred. W. Walker. 

2688. Edith Margaret Walker. 

2689. Joseph Walker; b. Aug. 11, 1899. 

LUCRETIA E. Walker (2680) ; m. Benjamin C. Rickard. 1 
child, viz : 

2690. Miriam Jeanette Rickard; b. Nov. 8, 1898; d. Feb. 10, 

1900. 

WILLIAM WALLACE Walker^ (2654) (Joseph^ Ann^ Alex- 
ander-, John^) ; b. in Kentucky July 8, 1822; moved to Sangamon 
County, 111., with his father in 1830 ; m. Margaret Eldridge March 
26, 1846; settled in Mason County, 111., in 1860; practicing medi- 
cine when the war broke out; enlisted and became First Lieutenant 
of Illinois Volunteers; was in command of his company until the 
battle of Chickamauga, when he was obliged to resign on account of 
illness ; began the practice of medicine again and continued visiting 
his patients until the last day of his life. Bad roads or the uncer- 
tainty of his patient's ability to pay for his services, never kept him 
from performing his diity; was a very successful physician, honest 
and fair in all of his dealings and withal a Christian gentleman. His 
wife was b. in England ; came to America with her parents when 9 
months old. She was one of 15 children. Her parents both died in 
Menard County, IlL 9 children, 6 of whom lived to grow to matur- 
ity, as follows : 



342 DESCEXDANTS OF 

3691. Louisa Walker; m. J. Hornbeck. 9 children +. 

2692. Mary Walker; m. Thomas Gavin. 10 children +. 

2693. William Walker. 

2694. Lucia Walker. 

2695. Julia Walker; m. Xelson Thompson. 7 children +. 

2696. Margaret A. Walker; m. John Koss. 6 children +. 

LOUISA Walker^ (2691) (William W.^ Joseph P.^ Ann^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; resides in Easton, 111; m. John Hornbeck. 9 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2697. Lester Hornbeck. 

2698. Henry Oscar Hornbeck. l 

2699. Effie Eay Hornbeck. 

2700. Eobert Eoss Hornbeck. 

2701. Walter Walker Hornbeck. 

2702. William D. Hornbeck. 

2703. Edward Hornbeck. 

2704. Ivan Hornbeck. 

2705. Lessel Hornbeck (dead). 

MAEY Walker*^ (2692) (William W.^ Joseph P.*, Ann^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. Thomas Gavin. They reside in Hannibal, Mo. 
10 children, viz : 

2706. Lennie Gavin. 

2707. Ola Gavin. 

2708. Mead Gavin. 

2709. Jessie Gavin. 

2710. Esther Gavin. 

2711. Thomas Gavin. 

2712. Harvey Gavin. 

2713. Lila Gavin. 

2714. Eva Gavin. 

2715. James Gavin. 

JULIA Walker" (2695) (William^ Joseph*, Ann^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. in 1853, and m. Nelson E. Thompson March 26, 1872. 
They reside in Washington, Kas. They have 7 children, viz : 

2716. Benjamin Thompson; b. Sept. 12, 1881. 

2717. Nancy Agnes Thompson; b. Feb. 5, 1883. 



JOHN WALKER. 343 

2718. Eleanor Thompson; b. Dec. 8, 1887. 

2719. William Jonathan Thompson; b. Aug. 1, 1889. , 

2720. Lucia Thompson; d. young. 

2721. Walker Thompson; d. young. 

2722. James H. Thompson; d. young. 

MAEGARET AMANDA Walker« (2696) (William W.^ Jos- 
eph*, Anne^, Alexander-, John^) ; b. Feb. 11, 1861, and m. John 
Eoss in 1879. He is a merchant at Easton, 111., where they now re- 
side (1900). He has been postmaster there for almost fourteen 
years. He was b. in 1856 and is a son of John and Jane Terrill Eoss.- 
Their 6 children are : 

2723. Ealph Eoss; b. March 25, 1880. 

2724. Lucia Eoss; b. Nov. 21, 1881. 

2725. Ida Eoss; b. Jan. 18, 1884. 

2726. Myrtle Eoss; b. Jan. 24, 1886. 

2727. Eoscoe Alva Eoss; b. June 4, 1891, and d. Dec. 15, 1891. 

2728. Nelda Eoss; b. June, 1894. 

WILLIAM H. Walker* (2523) (Ann^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. 
in Eockbridge County, Ya., in 1797. He moved to Adair County, 
Ky., thence to Morgan County, 111., about 1830. He lived awhile in 
Lancaster, la. March 29, 1832, he m. Ann Harris, who was b. about 
1807. She d. March 29, 1844, at Macomb, 111. William H. Walker 
enlisted May 24, 1861, as Corporal in Company B, 16th Infantry, 
111., and was transferred to a company in the 60th Illinois Infantry 
June 1, 1864. He d. at Walker's Grove May 3, 1859. 6 children, 
as follows : 

2729. Margaret Walker (twin) ; m. Dr. J. P. Walker +. 

2730. James Alexander Walker (twin) ; m. Eliza Harris, then 

Alice Mary Childs. 2 children +. 

2731. Mary E. Walker; m. Geo. Charlie. 5 children +. 

2732. William Stuart Walker; m. Margaret Montrose. 6 chil- 

dren +. 

2733. Joseph Adelbert Walker; d. young in 1843, aged 2 years. 

2734. Ann Harris Walker; d. March 27, 1844. 

MAEGAEET Walker' (2729) (William H.*, Ann^ Alexander^, 
John^) (twin to James A.) ; m. Dr. James P. Walker. For their 
family, see James Philander (No. 2663). 



344 DESCENDANTS OF 

JAMES ALEXANDER Walker^ (2730) (William H.*, Ann^ 
Alexander^, John^) (twin) ; b. Feb. 8, 1833; m. (1) Eliza A. Har- 
ris Aug., 1862, (2) Alice Mary Childs; resides in Ben Lomond, Cal. 
2 children, viz: 

2735. Eliza Walker. 

2736. James Gordon Walker, 

MAEY E. Walker^ (2731) (William H.*, Ann^ Alexander-, 
John^) ; b. Oct. 21, 1836; m. George Charlie, May 12, 1855, at Lan- 
caster, la. He belonged to Company K, 17th Illinois, and partici- 
pated in the battles of Frederickstown, Mo., Ft. Donaldson and Pitts- 
burg Landing. He d. May 2, 1873. 5 children, viz: 

2737. Ella Louise Charlie; m. Benjamin Tibbetts May 3, 1886. 

2 children +. 

2738. Alice Gray Charlie; m. Edward Thorn. 3 children +. 

2739. Mary Walker Charlie; m. Eev. Dayton Blunt. 3 chil- 

dren + . 

2740. James Stuart Charlie; m. Florence Gardiner. They live 

in Mason City, 111. 

2741. Margaret Eliza Charlie; b. Feb. 14, 1870; d. March 29, 

1889. 

ELLA LOUISE Charlie*^ (2737) (Mary E.^ William H.% Ann^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; m. Benjamin Tibbetts May 3, 1886. She was 
b. Aug. 17, 1856. 2 children, viz : 

2742. Margaret Brenhilda Tibbetts; b. June 18, 1889. 

2743. Bernard Dewey Tibbetts; b. Oct. 14, 1896. 

ALICE GEAY Charlie (2738); b. Sept. 17, 1860; m. Edward 
Thorn in 1883. She d. May 7, 1891, at Mason City, 111., leaving 3 
children, viz : 

2744. Willis Gordon Thorn ; b. June 22, 1884. 

2745. Archil Thorn ; b. Aug. 28, 1886. 

2746. James Edward Thorn; b. Nov. 9, 1889. 

MARY WALKER Charlie (2739); b. Dec. 12, 1863; m. Rev. 
Dayton Blunt Oct. 10, 1887 ; residence White Heath, 111. 3 chil- 
dren, viz : 

2747. Nina May Blunt; b. May 25, 1889 ; d. Oct. 15, 1896. 



JOHN WALKER, 345 

2748. Lila Blunt; b. Oct. 29, 1890. 

2749. Beiilah Irene Blunt; b. Jan. 1, 1898. 

WILLIAM STUAET Walker^ (2732) (William*, Ann^ Alexan- 
der^, John^) ; b. May 20, 1839. He m. Margaret Montrose in 1869. 
He was Sergeant in Company K, Illinois Infantry and fought at 
Frederickstown, Mo., and at Ft. Donaldson and Pittsburg Landing. 
They reside at Los Gatos, Cal., where he is editor of the Los Gatos 
WeeJcly Mail. He wrote "Between the Tides." Their 6 children are : 

2750. William Glenn Walker; b. July 11, 1870, in Mason City, 

111. He came to California with his parents in 1874; at- 
tended the public school of Los Gatos, making remark- 
able progress while there ; also took a course in Chestnut- 
wood^s Business College and became an expert book- 
keeper. He graduated with high honors from the Chi- 
cago Northwestern University School of Pharmacy; re- 
turning to Los Gatos, he with his brother, George S., en- 
gaged in the drug business. He was a good newspaper 
correspondent, contributing to several papers in his vicin- 
ity. He held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Cali- 
fornia Sons of Veterans; was also Past Commander of 
the Los Gatos Tent N"o. 72, Knights of the Maccabees, 
and at the time of his death held the office of Master at 
Arms in Los Gatos Lodge No. 174, Knights of Pythias. 
He was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. About the middle of July his brothers, Walter 
and Leland, were stricken with diphtheria. Glenn has- 
tened to their bedside and rendered every possible assist- 
ance to them, remaining almost constantly by their side 
until Walter died. He was then taken sick himself with 
the same dreadful disease, and died Aug. 16, 1901. 

2751. Effie Eliza Walker; b. Oct. 6, 1872 ;_d. about 1899. 

2752. George Stuart Walker; b. Sept. 21^ 1874; was elected a 

member of the California Legislature in the fall of 1900. 

2753. Harry Lincoln Walker; b. April 26, 1882, and d. Sept. 18, 

1898, after having been an invalid fourteen years. 

2754. Walter Sherman Walker; b. Feb. 18, 1886; d. July 27, 

1901. 

2755. Leland Harrison Walker; b. Nov. 5, 1888. 



346 DESCENDANTS OF 

DAVID Walker^ (1947) (Alexander^ John^) ; b. March 7, 1763; 
m. Jane Holmes Oct. 26, 1790. She was b. in Ireland in 1771 and 
came to America when 14 years of age. They removed from Vir- 
ginia to Kentucky, where he d. at Butler Fork, Adair County on the 
23rd day of December, 1827. After his death his widow removed to 
Irish Grove, Sangamon County, 111., where she d. some years later. 
All of this family were members of the Presbyterian Church, and he 
was a ruling elder. 10 children, viz : 

2756. William Walker; b. in 1791 ; d. in the war of 1812 ; unm. 

2757. Anne Walker; b. 1793. She m. her cousin, William 

Walker. (For their descendants, see William Walker, 
No. 2261.) 

2758. Alexander H. Walker; b. in 1796; m. Isabella Patterson, 

Ko. 1987, dau. of Joseph. 11 children +. 

2759. Elizabeth Walker; b. 1798; d. unmarried in Irish Grove, 

Illinois. 

2760. Jane Walker; b. June 15, 1800; m. Alexander Gilmer. 5 

children +. 

2761. David Walker; b. 1802; m. Nancy Patterson, (2) Eliza- 

beth Fletcher. 12 children +. 

2762. Catherine Walker; b. 1805; m. Ambrose Stone. 6 chil- 

dren +. 
27^3. Mary Walker; b. 1809; m. John Stone. 3 children +. 

2764. Samuel H. Walker; b. 1807. 

2765. Melinda Walker; b. 1810; m. Hon. Hawkins Taylor. 6 

children +. 

ALEXANDEE H. Walker* (2758) (David^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; son of David and Jane Holmes; b. Jan. 4, 1795; d. in Ken- 
tucky July, 1869 ; m. Isabella Patterson, dau. of Joseph. She was 
b. Feb. 14, 1798 ; m. Dec. 5, 1815 ; moved to Illinois about 1828, and 
to Lee County, la., about 1837; both members of Presbyterian 
Church. He was a ruling elder. She d. Jan. 1, 1843. He then m. 
Mrs. Hendricks. No children by second marriage. Their home was 
in Scotland County, Mo. 11 children, as follows: 
*2080. W^m. H. Walker; m. Isabella Young. 7 children +. 
2081. Joseph Patterson Walker; m. Wethunia Wentgen. 1 
child +. 

*The children of Alex. H. Walker previously numbered under No. 19S7. 



JOHN WALKEK. 347 

2082. ThomjDson Walker; m. 3 times. 5 children +. 

2083. Jane Walker; m. Eli Stoddard. 2 children +. 

2084. Eliza Jane Walker ; m. Wm. J. Patterson. 2 children +. 

2085. David Walker; m. (1) Ellen Morrow, and (2) Jane Som- 

mers. 14 children +. 

2086. Alexander Walker ; b. April 7, 1829 ; d. unmarried in Cali- 

fornia, 1851. 

2087. Melinda Parthula Walker ; m. Allen Hardenbrook. 3 chil- 

dren +. 

2088. Cyrus Claypool Walker; m. May Hendricks. 6 children+ 

2089. James Thomas Walker; m. Mattie Bryant. 2 children +. 

2090. John Green Walker; m. Hannah E. Denny. 9 children +. 

WILLIAM H. Walker^ (2080) (Alexander H.S David^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; oldest child of Alexander H. ; b. March 17, 
1817; d. Jan. 14, 1888, in Gentile Valley, Idaho; m. Isabella Young 
June 11, 1847. She d. 1868. He then m. March 3, 1870, Mrs. Lu- 
cinda Daniels. She only had 1 child, Minnie Walker. 7 children, 
viz: 

2766. Mary Isabella Walker; m. Green Bently Coryell. 6 chil- 

dren +. 

2767. Samuel Walker; b. 1850; d. young. 

2768. Ada Walker; b. 1852; m. Lee Baker Jan. 31, 1878. 3 

children. 

2769. William Walker ; b. 1859 ; d. in infancy. 

2770. Lida E. Walker; b. Memphis, Mo., Sept. 25, 1861. 

2771. Eosa Walker; b. March 21, 1864, at West Point, la.; d. 

Corinne, Utah, Jan. 31, 1878. 

2772. Minnie Walker; b. Dec. 6, 1878, at Memphis, Mo. 

MAEY ISABELLA Walker« (2766) (William H.^ Alexander 
H.*, David^, Alexander-, John^) ; b. in Memphis, Mo., May 14, 
1845 ; m. March 9, 1871, in Memphis, Tenn., by Eev. Wm. Hersman 
to Green Bently Coryell. He was b. in Clark County, 111., March 26, 
1844 ; d. in Gentile Valley, Idaho, Jan., 1900. 6 children, viz : 

2773. William David Coryell; b. Memphis, Mo., Feb. 18, 1872. 

In the spring of 1898 he went as a volunteer soldier from 
Montana to the Spanish-American War, where he was 
m. at Manila, Philippine Islands, by Chaplain Stull. 



348 DESCENDANTS OF 

2774. Louis Edgar Coryell; b. Memphis, May 31, 1874. 

2775. Eosa Wood Coryell; b. La Plata, Mo., April 28, 1880 ; m. 

Britton Barrett in Lewiston, Montana, Sept. 2, 1896, 
Eev. Geo. Edwards officiating. 1 child +. 

2776. George Coryell; b. La Plata, Mo., Feb. 1, 1882. 

2777. Lida Coryell; b. Durango, Col., Aug. 21, 1884. 

2778. Minnie Lucinda Coryell; b. Gentile Valley Jan. 1, 1889. 

EOSA WOOD Coryell (2775) ; m. Britton Barrett. 1 child, viz : 

2779. Caroline Barrett; b. in Eockland, Montana, Jan. 19, 1898. 

JOSEPH PATTEESON Walker^ (2081) (Alexander H.^ 
David^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. Dec. 14, 1818, in Kentucky. He m. 
Wethuna Eentgen. They had one son whose name is not known, viz : 

2081a. ; m., name of first wife not known; m. (2) 

Cornelia Eichardson. They had several children. After 
Cornelia died he m. Mrs. Cornelia Martin Asbery. No 
children. Children were : 

2780. Charles Walker. 

2781. Albert Walker; m. and had 7 or 8 chil. + 

ALBEET Walker (2781) ; m. Sallie Cornelius of Cincinnati, 0. 
5 children, viz : 

2782. Edwin Walker. 

2783. Sallie Walker. 

2784. Charles Walker. 

2785. Joseph Walker. 

2786. Fred Walker. 

THOMPSON Walker^ (2082) (Alexander H.^ David^ Alexan- 
der-, John!) ; b. May 13, 1821; d. March 19, 1899, at Devil's Lake, 
South Dakota; ruling elder in Presbyterian Church; m. Matilda 
Morrow May 28, 1848. She was b. Sept. 2, 1825 ; d. Sept., 1848. 
He then m. Nancy D. Woodsnall Nov. 3, 1852. She was b. 1833 ; d. 
March, 1857. They had dau., Ella, b. and d. in 1854. He then m. 
Margaret J. Baird Dec. 28, 1859. She was b. Jan. 1, 1837, and d. 
Jan. 15, 1902, of pneumonia ; buried at Memphis, Mo. 5 children, 
as follows : 



JOHN WALKER. 349 

2787. Ella Walker ; b. and d. 1854. 

2788. Alexander Walker; b. Dec. 1, 1860; m. Mary J. Coster. 

4 children +. 

2789. Esther Walker; b. June 20, 1864; d. young. 

2790. Eeuben Walker; b. June 23, 1866; d. young. 

2791. Herbert Baird Walker; b. June 29, 1870. 

ALEXANDER Walker^ (2788) (Thompson^ Alexander H.% 
David^ Alexander^, John^) ; m. Mary J. Coster Dec. 21, 1882, in 
Memphis, Mo. She was dau. of Geo. W. and Mary Ellen Miller 
Coster. She was b. July 4, 1838, in Carthage, 111. Their 4 children, 
all b. at DeviFs Lake, N. D., were as follows : 

2792. George Thompson Walker; b. Oct. 24, 1883. 

2793. Adele Florence Walker; b. Dec. 15, 1884. 

2794. Margaret Ellen Walker; b. June 6, 1887. 

2795. Janette Josephine Walker; b. Feb. 3, 1896. 

JANE Walker^ (2083) (Alexander H.*, David^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. Jan. 27, 1823; d. Sept. 11, 1894, at Deer Lodge, Mont.; 
m. March 12, 1840, Eli Stoddard, an elder in the Presb}^erian 
Church. He was b. July 5, 1815. After Eli's death she m. J. K. 
Bryce Feb. 26, 1862. He was b. March 12, 1844; d. Sept., 1875. 2 
children, as follows : 

2796. Lucinda Jane Stoddard; b. March 4, 1842. 

2797. Augustus Stoddard; b. March 24, 1844. 

ELIZA JANE Walker^ (2084) (Alexander H.% David^ Alexan- 
der^ Johiii) ; b. Feb. 19, 1826; m. in 1846 to Dr. William J. Patter- 
son, son of Abraham and Jane Chisholm Patterson. His father was 
first or second cousin to Madam Patterson Bonapart. Dr. Patterson 
was a graduate of the Philadelphia Medical College. He d. at Mem- 
phis, Mo., Nov. 18, 1860. In June, 1874, the family went to Cor- 
inne, Utah. She d. in Logan, Utah, Jan. 16, 1890 ; both members 
of Presbyterian Church. He was a presiding elder. 2 children, viz : 

2798. A. A. Patterson; b. Jan. 18, 1848; m. Delia Sagers. 4 

children +. 

2799. JENNIE Patterson; b. Dec. 8, 1852; taught the first free 
school ever kept in Utah. She and her family are members of the 



350 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

Presbyterian Church ;.m. at Corinne Feb. 21, 1876, to I3r. W. E. 
Stover, son of Elisha and Emila McMurry Stover. He was b. in 
Macon, Mo., Feb. 1, 1845; enlisted in Civil War when only 16 jesus 
old, in the 37th Missouri TJ. S. Volunteers; mustered out June 13, 
1865, at Washington, D. C. He d. in Anaconda, Mont., Nov. 27, 
1896; buried in Logan, Utah, where the family now live. 5 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2799a. William Ehoton Stover; b. Feb. 28, 1877; d. March 1, 
1878, at Corinne. 

2799b. Arthur Patterson Stover; b. Jan. 3, 1879, at Corinne, He 
is in the government employ at Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

2799c. Mattie Evangelic Stover; b. Oct. 14, 1883, at Logan. 

2799d. Noble McMurry Stover; b. Nov. 16, 1887, at Logan. 

2799e. Howard Combs Stover; b. Aug. 26, 1890, at Logan. 

ABEAHAM A. Patterson (2798) ; m. Delia Sagers at Soda 
Springs, Idaho, Oct. 10, 1890. Their home is at Price, Utah. 4 
children, viz : 

2798a. Anne June Patterson; b. Sept. 10, 1892, at Ellensburg, 

Washington; d. at Cheney, Washington, Dec. 26, 1893. 
2798b. William Vine Patterson; b. Oct. 25, 1893, at Cheney. 
2798c. Sittie Euth Patterson; b. Dec. 15, 1895, at Harrington, 

Washington. 
2798d. Mary Blanch Patterson; b. Nov. 12, 1901, Castle Gate, 

Utah. 

DAVID Walker^ (2085) (Alexander H.^ David^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. June 29, 1827; d. Feb., 1865; a minister in Cumberland 
Presbyterian Church. Their home was in Montana ; m. Ellen Mor- 
row in Oct., 1856. After Ellen's death he m. Susan Jane Summers 
July 23, 1866. She was b. May 6, 1844. 4 children by 1st marriage, 
10 by second. 14 children, as follows : 

2800. Albert Walker; m. Gwendolin Jones. 9 children +. 

2801. Jennie Walker ; m. Chas. J. Hardenbrook. 5 children +. 

2802. Sally M. Walker ; m. William E. Albright. 1 child +. 

2803. William H. Walker (twin to Sallie M.) ; b. May 18, 1864; 

unmarried. 
By second marriage : 

2804. Joseph C. Walker; b. Sept. 25, 1867. 



JOHN WALKER. 351 

2805. John D. Walker; b. Feb. 23, 1869. 

2806. Thula E .Walker; b. Feb. 22, 1871 ; m. Thomas A. Kogers. 

4 children +. 

2807. Martha C. Walker; b. March 4, 1873. 

2808. Zora Walker; b. July 9, 1875 ; m. Oct. 30, 1898, Benjamin 

C. LaPoint. He was b. March 22, 1870. 

2809. Frank A. Walker; b. March 30, 1878. 

2810. Hardie S. Walker; b. Sept. 9, 1880. 

2811. Bird T. Walker ; b. Aug. 26, 1882. 

2812. Leslie C. Walker; b. Aug. 30, 1884. 

2813. Fred E. Walker; b. Dec. 4, 1888. 

ALBEET Walker« (2800) (David% Alexander H.*, David^ Alex- 
ander-, John!) . ]3_ Yeh. 26, 1858; m. Gwendolin Jones Oct. 10, 1883. 
She was b. in South Wales Sept. 18, 1862. They are the parents of 
9 children, viz : 

2814. Jennie Walker; b. Sept. 26, 1884. 

2815. Albert 0. Walker; b. Dee. 19, 1885. 

2816. Charles K. Walker; b. March 6, 1887. 

2817. Evelyn Walker; b. April 6, 1889. 

2818. Jennie J. Walker; b. June 17, 1892. 

2819. Sallie E. Walker; b. March 13, 1895. 

2820. David G. Walker; b. Aug. 8, 1896. 

2821. William Walker; b. March 20, 1897. 

2822. Joseph Walker; b. Dec. 23, 1899. 

JENJ^IE B. Walker^ (2801) (David% Alexander H.% David^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. Nov. 24, 1859; d. March 25, 1895; m. Chas. 
K. Hardenbrook Aug. 29, 1878. He was b. Nov. 7, 1847. 5 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2823. Herbert B. Hardenbrook; b. July 30, 1879. 

2824. Abbie M. Hardenbrook ; b. Aug. 12, 1881. 

2825. Linda J. Hardenbrook; b. April 17, 1884. 

2826. Chas. K. Hardenbrook; b. Oct. 20, 1886. 

2827. Hilda K. Hardenbrook; b. April 25, 1892. 

SALLY M. Walker^ (2802) (David^ Alexander H.*, David^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. May 18, 1864 (twin to William) ; m. Nov. 



353 DESCENDANTS OF 

25, 1885, William E. Albright. He was b. Sept. 2, 1859. 1 child, 
viz: 

2828. Alta Albright; b. Jan. 24, 1887. 

THULA E. Walker^ (2806) (DavicF', Alexander H.*, David^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. Feb. 22, 1871. She m. Dec. 24, 1888, 
Thomas A. Eogers. He was b. Dec. 15, 1849. 4 children, viz : 

2829. M. C. Walker Eogers; b. Dec. 17, 1889. 

2830. Lucena Eogers; b. Jan. 24, 1895. 

2831. Eyo Eogers; b. May 26, 1897. 

2832. Abbie L. Eogers; b. Sept. 8, 1899. 

MELINDA PAETHULA Walker^ (2087) (Alexander H.*, 
David^ Alexander^, John^) ; b. Jan. 1, 1832; m. April 12, 1859, 
Allen Hardenbrook. They are members of the Presbyterian Church. 
Their home is in Montana. 3 children, viz : 

2833. Ellis Hardenbrook; b. Feb. 16, 1860; d. Jan. 1, 1861. 

2834. Anna A. Hardenbrook; m. John E. Toole. 6 children +. 

2835. Thula Hardenbrook; m. Dr. Thomas J. McKenzie. 3 

children +. 

ANNA A. Hardenbrook (2834) ; b. July 25, 1864; m. John E. 
Toole Nov. 2, 1882. He was b. in Maine July 3, 1850 ; spent several 
years in Utah in the mining business ; went to Idaho in 1878, where 
he remained until 1884, when he removed to Montana; was elected 
to the Territorial Legislature in 1886 ; in 1888 was a delegate to the 
constitutional convention for the framing of the state constitution; 
was elected to the legislature in 1889 and again in 1898. He is by 
profession a mining expert, in which capacity he has traveled over 
the West from Alaska to Mexico. 6 children, viz : 

2836. Nora Marie Toole; b. in Idaho Oct. 24, 1883. 

2837. Thula Toole; b. in Montana Feb. 26, 1886. 

2838. Allan Hardenbrook Toole; b. April 4, 1888. 

2839. John Howard Toole; b. March 25, 1890. 

2840. William Brice Toole; b. Jan. 19, 1895. 

2841. John Eobert Toole ; b. March 10, 1899. 

THULA Hardenbrook^ (2835) (Melinda^ Alexander H.% 
David^, Alexander-, John^) ; b. in Montana April 29, 1869; m. Dr. 
Thomas J. McKenzie in Montana Sept. 2, 1890. He was b. in Ten- 



JOHN WALKER. 353 

nessee March 27, 1863 ; graduated from the Louisville Medical Col- 
lege Feb. 21, 1889. 3 children, viz : 

2842. Franklin Walker McKenzie; b. Aug. 8, 1891. 

2843. John Allen McKenzie; b. July 15, 1894. 

2844. Anna McKenzie; b. July 4, 1896. 

JOHN GREEN Walker^ (2090) (Alexander H.*, David^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. May 7, 1835; m. Hannah E. Denny March 27, 
1859 ; both members of the Presbyterian Church ; resides in Scotland 
County, Mo. 9 children, viz: 

2845. WilliamDenny Walker ;m. Anna E. Highfill. 1 child +. 

2846. Ida Dell Walker; m. Eugene H. Pyle. 2 children +. 

2847. Isabella Walker; m. Joseph E. JefEries. 2 children +. 

2848. Allen D. Walker; b. Sept., 1871; m. Eose L. Smith Dec. 

25, 1898. She was dau. of Michael and Catherine Smith. 
No children. 

2849. Joseph Thompson Walker; b. April 25, 1867 ; not married. 

2850. Chas. Bryce Walker ; m. Mae Morris. 2 children +. 

2851. Maud E. Walker ; b. July 31, 1875 ; not married. 

2852. Frank P. Walker; b. March 18, 1877; not married; lives 

at Evansto-^^Ti, N. D. 

2853. Mayme E. Walker; b. Feb. 27, 1881; single. 

WILLIAM DENNY Walker« (2845) (John G.^ Alexander H.% 
David^ Alexander^, John^) ; b. June 25, 1860; m. Feb. 4, 1885, 
Anna E. Highfill (dau. of Lorenzo and Sophia H). 1 child, viz: 

2854. Edna Maud Walker; b. 1887. 

IDA DELL Walker-^ (2846) (John G.% Alexander IL.\ Davids 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. Sept. 30, 1863, in Iowa; m. Eugene H. Pyle 
March 11, 1885 (son of Benjamin and Nancy Pyle). They reside 
near Canada, N. D. 2 children, viz : 

2855. Earnest Pyle; b. 1893. 

2856. Euth Pyle; b. 1896. 

ISABELLA Walker^ (2847) (John G.^ Alexander H-S Davids 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. April 4, 1871; m. Joseph E. Jeffries Dec. 
25, 1891, son of Jackson and Lucretia Jeffries. 2 children, viz : 

2857. Marjoria Jeffries ; b. 1893. 

2858. Lula Esther Jeffries; b. 1898. 

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354 DESCENDANTS OE 

CHAELES BRYCE Walker^ (2850) (John G.^ Alexander H.*, 
David^, Alexander-, J.ohn^) ; b. Nov. 27, 1873, in Scotland County, 
Mo.; m. Mae Morris June 30, 1895, dau. of Captain J. L. Morris. 
2 children, viz : 

2859. Morris Walker; b. 1896. 

2860. Helen Walker; b. 1898. 

JAMES THOMAS Walker^ (2089) (Alexander H.*, David", 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. July 16, 1837; d. 1870 or 1871 in Memphis, 
Mo.; m. Mattie Bryant Sept. 12, 1866; reside in Scotland County, 
Mo. ; both members of Presbyterian Church. 2 children, viz : 

2861. Ella Walker; married. 

2862. Walter Walker. 

CYRUS CLAYPOOL Walker^ (2088) (Alexander H.^ David^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. June 9, 1840; m. March 22, 1863, to May 
Hendricks. She was b. April 8, 1846. He d. April 12, 1891. 6 
children, viz : 

2863. Alexander Walker; b. Dec. 15, 1863. He m. Lou Ella 

Risk, Feb. 12, 1890. He d. Feb. 26, 1890. 

2864. J. W. Walker; m. Lida Barrickman. 6 children +. 

2865. Isabella Walker; m. H. B. David. 3 children +. 

2866. Margaret Walker; m. J. W. Whitford. 1 child +. 

2867. Etta Walker; b. May 28, 1877; d. Sept. 25, 1878. 

2868. Myrtle Walker; b. Aug. 26, 1881. 

J. W. Walker*' (2864) (Cyrus C.^ Alexander H.*, David^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Feb. 16, 1867; m. April 1, 1888, Lida Barrick- 
man. 6 children, viz : 

2869. Cleo Walker; b. Aug. 18, 1889. 

2870. Iva Walker; b. July 5, 1891. 

2871. Marie Walker; b. Aug. 11, 1895. 

2872. Irene Walker; b. March 16, 1897. 

2873. Leon Walker (twin) ; b. Feb. 16, 1899. 

2874. Raymond Walker (twin) ; b. Feb. 16, 1899. 

ISABELLA Walker^ (2865) (Cyrus C.^ Alexander H.^ David% 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. Sept. 20, 1870; m. H. B. Davis Dee. 18, 
1890. 3 children, viz : 



JOHN WALKER. 355 

2875. Blanche Davis; b. Oct. 16, 1891. 

2876. Edith Davis; b. Jan. 26, 1893. 

2877. Paul Davis; b. Jan. 16, 1896; d. Oct. 5, 1896. 

MAEGARET Walker^ (2866) (Cyrus C.% Alexander H.^ 
David^, Alexander^ John^) ; b. Nov. 16, 1873; m. Sept. 7, 1898, 
J. W. Whitford. 1 child, viz : 

2878. Laura Whitford; b. Oct. 8, 1899. 

JANE Walker* (2760) (David^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. June 15, 
1800. She m. James Alexander Gilmer, who was b. Sept. 30, 1798, 
and d. Sept. 6, 1848. She d. May 8, 1863. All of this family were 
members of Presbyterian Church. 5 children, viz : 

2879. William Gilmer; b. Oct. 13, 1831; d. Aug. 12, 1857. 

2880. James Gilmer; b. Dec. 18, 1833; d. Jan. 3, 1859. 

2881. David Gilmer; b. Oct. 1, 1836; d. Nov. 16, 1858. 

2882. Eobert Gilmer; b. Aug. 13, 1838; d. Dec. 31, 1883. 

2883. Alexander Gilmer; b. Nov. 10, 1840; d. March 18, 1846. 

DAVID Walker* (2761) (David^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. July 
10, 1802; d. Sept. 1, 1876. He m. Jan. 31, 1828, Nancy Patter- 
son (No. 1991), sister of Colonel William Patterson of Keokuk, la., 
and also sister of Isabella Patterson, who m. Alexander Walker. She 
was b. Jan. 16, 1807, and d. Aug. 26, 1845. Their home was in 
Iowa. She was the mother of 8 children. All the family were mem- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church. After Nancy's death David Walker 
m. Elizabeth Fletcher. She was b. March 10, 1813. They had 4 
children, 12 children, viz : 

2884. William Walker; b. Jan. 9, 1829; d. Sept. 26, 1857. He 

m. Mary E. Greathouse. 1 child +. 

2885. Mary Ann Walker; b. Oct. 18, 1832; m. Elliott Pyle. 4 

children +. 

2886. Eliza Green Walker; b. Sept. 17, 1834; m. Wm. Harden- 

brook. 3 children +. 

2887. Joseph Culton Walker; b. March 30, 1830; m. Ruby 

Mason, 3 children -I-. 
Margaret Jane Walker; b. Nov. 23, 1836; m. John E. 
Pyle. 2 children +. 



356 DESCENDANTS OF 

*2142. Alexander Milton Walker; b. Jan. 14, 1839; m. Abbie B. 
Creel. 1 child +. 
3889. John Thompson Walker; b. Feb. 9, 1841 ; d. July 9, 1851. 

2890. David Davis Walker; b. Dec. 15, 1843; m. Mary E. Hall, 

b. April 27, 1843. All the family members of Presbyter- 
ian Church. David Walker is an elder. 1 child +. 

2891. Holmes Walker; b. Jan., 1848. 

2892. Nancy Walker; b. Jan., 1850. 

2893. Jo Anna Walker; b. Aug. 31, 1852. 

2894. Hugh Legare Walker; b. Aug. 24, 1854; m. Gertrude H. 

Dunlevy Nov. 21, 1889, at Helena, Mont. She was b. 
Oct. 11, 1860; is a member of the Episcopal Church. 1 
child, viz : 

2895. Francis Hugh Walker; b. April 3, 1894. 

WILLIAM Walker^ (2884) (David^ David^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; eldest child of David and Nancy Patterson Walker; b. Jan. 
9, 1829; d. Sept. 26, 1857; m. Nov. 27, 1856, to Mary E. Greathouse. 
They have 1 child, viz: 

2896. Mary Will Walker; b. Aug., 1867. She m. William Glen- 
more Brown at Hannibal, Mo., Feb. 15, 1877. He was 
b. April 6, 1852, and d. at Hannibal, Mo., July 4, 1899. 
They had 1 child, viz : 

2897. William Glenmore Brown, Jr.; b. June 23, 
1881. 

MAEY ANN Walker^ (2885) (David*, David^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; was the eldest daughter of David and Nancy Davis Patter- 
son Walker. She m. Elliott Pyle April, 1857. She d. Dec. 8, 1892. 
He d. March 25, 1898. 4 children, viz: 

2898. Ellen Walker Pyle ; b. March 6, 1857 or 1858 ; d. June 19, 

1872. 

2899. William Elliott Pyle; b. Sept. 11, 1861. He is a soldier 

in the regular army (1899) ; m. Eve Nadiene. They 
have 1 child +. 

2900. Nancy J. Pyle ; m. A. E. Blachert ; lives in Kansas City, 

Mo.; real estate agent with M. S. Cowles. She was b. 
Jan. 4, 1866. No children. 

* Previously numbered. 



JOHN WALKER. 357 

2901. Euby A. Pyle; b. June 7, 1872; m. D. K. S. Walker, dry 
goods merchant in Butler, Mo. 3 children, viz : 

2902. Elliot Pyle Walker; b. 

2903. Kirby Alexander Walker. 

D. K. S. Walker's grandfather was a Scotchman named David 
Walker, and his great-grandfather was the "Sutter Johnnie" of Eob- 
ert Burns fame. His father's name was Alexander. He had six 
brothers and five sisters. The father with one sister came to Amer- 
ica in 1869 and settled in Tipton, Mo.; was a Presbyterian minister; 
has 8 living children (1899) : 

a. David V. Walker; Wichita, Kas. 

b. Alexander B. Walker; Columbus, Ohio. 

c. Mrs. Anna C. Pyle; Butler, Mo. 

d. Cyrus M. Walker; Kansas City, Mo. 

e. D. K. S. Walker (see above). 

f. John S. Walker. 

g. Harry Walker. 

h. Mary S. Walker; Butler, Mo. 

Alexander Walker died June 11, 1892. His sister, Mrs. Samuel 
Strain, lives in Fair Play, Mo. 

WILLIAM ELLIOT Pyle (2899) ; m. Eva Nadiene. They have 
1 child, viz : 

2904. Eva Nadiene Pyle. 

ELIZA GEEEN W^alker^ (2886) (David*, David^ Alexander^ 
John^); b. Sept. 17, 1834; m. Sept. 19, 1866, Wm. Hardenbrook. 
He d. June 9, 1896. They had 3 children, all graduates of Deer 
Lodge (Montana) College: 

2905. David Walker Hardenbrook; b. March 1, 1869; a mining 

and civil engineer. 

2906. Frank Hardenbrook ; b. Oct. 28, 1871. 

2907. Nancy Milton Hardenbrook; b. Nov. 15, 1874; d. Oct. 15, 

1876. 

JOSEPH CULTON Walker^ (2887) (David*, David^ Alexan- 
der^, John^) ; b. March 30, 1830; m. Euby A. Mason. He was elect- 
ed and served in the legislature of the Territory of Montana in the 



358 DESCENDANTS OF 

winter of 1874. In the fall of 1875 lie was elected sheriff of Lewis 
and Clark County, Montana, which office he held for three years. 
He is now living at Lewistown, Montana, with his daughter and son, 
his wife having died there Sept. 4, 1896. 

Joseph Culton Walker says that his grandfather, David Walker, 
lived very near the Natural Bridge in Virginia, and that he has 
often heard his father say that men came long distances to see the 
Natural Bridge, and they would ask his father to pilot them to it, 
which he would do, taking them over and beyond it, and then telling 
them they had already passed over it when they did not know it. 
They always came on horseback, that being the mode of travel at that 
time. 3 children, viz : 

2908. Maggie Montana Walker; b. in Montana Oct. 20, 1865. 

2909. Noble Mason Walker ; b. Aug. 20, 1873 ; m. Jennie Har- 

wood at Lewiston Aug. 24, 1898. 

2910. Jo Albert Walker; b. Jan. 30, 1875 ; d. May 2, 1894. 

NOBLE MASON Walker (2909) ; m. Jennie Harwood. 1 child, 
viz: 

2911. Joseph Albert Walker; b. Sept. 2, 1899. 

MAEGAEET JANE Walker^ (2888) (David*, David^ Alexan- 
der^, John^) ; b. Nov. 23, 1836; m. John E. Pyle, who was b. in 
1830. He was an elder in Presb5'-terian Church. Their home is in 
Helena, Montana. 2 children, viz: 

2912. Joseph Clinton Pyle; m. Helen Eulon Prosser. 3 chil- 

dren +. 

2913. Mary Linda Pyle; m. Frank Leonard Sizer. 4 children+ 

JOSEPH CLINTON Pyle« (3912) (Margaret J.^ David*, 
David^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. Aug. 24, 1863; m. June 25, 1889, 
Helen Eulon Prosser, who was b. Dec. 30, 1867. 3 children, viz: 

2914. Helen West Pyle; b. April 14, 1890. 

2915. Caroline Pyle ; b. May 20, 1892. 

2916. Katherine Pyle; b. Aug. 8, 1896. 

MAEY LINDA Pyle« (2913) (Margaret J.^ David*, David^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. Sept. 29, 1865. She m. Sept. 9, 1885, Frank 
Leonard Sizer, who was b. Sept. 29, 1856. 4 children, viz : 



JOHN WALKER. 359 

2917. Margaret Walker Sizer; b. Sept. 23, 1886. 

2918. Eudolph Spellman Sizer; b. May 3, 1889. 

2919. Miriam Sizer; b. Oct. 2, 1892. 

2920. Frank Milton Sizer; b. Aug. 17, 1894. 

ALEXANDER MILTON" Walker^ (2145) (David*, David^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. Jan. 14, 1839; m. Abbie B. CreeF (Mary 
Ann*^, William^, Jane*, John^, Alexander^, John^), April 25, 1871. 
They are members of Presbyterian Church (See No. 2110). 

Alexander Milton Walker, when 24 years of age, in company with 
his older brother, Joseph C. Walker, and Allen Hardenbrook, left 
Iowa in April, 1863, for California on the old Overland Road travel- 
ling by stage coach. Upon reaching Denver they heard of wonderful 
discoveries of gold at Bannack, Montana, and so decided to change 
their route and go there. Purchasing a mule team they reached 
Bannack June 2, 1863. They remained in Montana until Decem- 
ber, 1864, when they returned across the plains by stage coach to 
their old Iowa home, where they spent the winter. In April, having 
fitted up twelve ox teams and accompanied by Ruby A. Walker, wife 
of Joseph C, Eliza Walker, their sister, and a younger brother, 
David D., Allen Hardenbrook, wife and child (now Mrs. Anna 
Toole) and twelve drivers, they took up the line of march for Mon- 
tana. When they arrived at Fort Kearney they joined a company of 
32 wagons, numbering 54 men to the outfit. At that time the gov- 
ernment would not allow trains to leave the Fort with less than fifty 
men, as it was necessary to have sufficient force to protect themselves 
against the Indians who were very hostile, having the previous spring 
destroyed most of the ranch buildings along the Overland Road. 
They reached Montana in safety the latter part of September, having 
been five months on the way. At Virginia City, Oct. 20, 1865, 
Maggie Montana Walker was born. In 1866 they removed to Helena, 
where the two brothers, Joseph and Milton engaged in the lumber 
business under the firm name of Joseph C. Walker & Brother, in 
which business they continued until 1874. Milton Walker has been 
chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Deer Lodge 
County since 1894, being elected to that office in the fall of 1893. 
He served three years and was re-elected in the fall of 1896, and still 
holds that office. 

Their only child: 



360 ' DESCENDANTS OF 

2921. David Creel Walker; b. in Helena, 1872. He is the sev- 

enth in descent from Alexander- (John^) through his 
son John, and fifth in descent from same through his son 
David, to whom has come down the old Walker- 
Eutherford Bible. He is a chemist and mining expert, 
having received his education in, the College of Montana; 
is a member of the first Presbyterian Church organized 
in Montana, and was the first child baptized in same. 
This was in Helena in 1872. His mother being a charter 
member and active worker in this organization. 

DAVID DAVIS Vralker^ (2890) (David% David^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. Dee. 15, 1843. He is an elder in the Presbyterian 
Church; m. Kov. 14, 1867, Mary E. Hall. She was b. April 27, 
1843. He remained but a short time in Montana after going there 
with his brothers, but in 1871 he again went West; stopped in Cor- 
inne, Utah, where he lived until called home by the death of his 
father in 1876. He then went to Anaconda, where he now resides. 
He was elected County Commissioner of Deer Lodge County in 1886 
and served four years. He was then elected Mayor of Anaconda. 
This family are all Presbyterians. Their only child : 

2922. Ira B. Walker; b. Feb. 3, 1873, while his father was in 

the East caring for his father; m. Jan. 1, 1897, Hattie 
B. Ma};. She was b. Aug. 14, 1878. Their home is in 
Anaconda, Mont. 1 child, viz : 

2923. Eichard Davis Walker; b. Nov. 6, 1899. 

KATHEEIXE Walker* (2762) (David^ Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. 1805 ; m. Ambrose Stone Jan., 1830. . He was b. 1804; both mem- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church. She d. in 1844. 6 children, viz : 

2924. William Stone; m. (1) Miss Hardin, (2) Miss Stone. 3 

children +. 

2925. Alexander Stone; lives at Sweetbrier, 111. 

2926. David Stone; m. Jane Eayburn; is now dead. 

2927. Albert Stone; now dead. 

2928. Jane Stone; dead. 

2929. Mary A. Stone; m. James Hardin Oct. 17, 1867. 1 son, 

name not known. 



JOHN WALKER. 361 

WILLIAM Stone^ (2924) (Katherine*, David% Alexander^ 
John^) ; lives in Greenview, 111, His first wife was a Miss Hardin. 
He afterwards m. a Miss Stone. 3 children, viz : 

2930. Charles Stone; a druggist; lives in Greenview, 111. (1898) 

2931. Kate Stone; m. Dwight Smith; lives in Greenview, 111. 

(1898.) 

2932. Emma Stone; m. Mr. Hatfield; lives in Greenview, 111. 

(1898.) 

MARY Walker* (2763) (David^ Alexander^ John^) ; m. John 
Stone. She d. Sept. 26, 1843. Their 3 children are : 

2933. Eliza Stone; b, June 15, 1833; d, Sept. 5, 1875. She m. 

her cousin, William Stone. 

2934. James Stone; b. in Irish Grove, 111., in 1835, and d. at 

Pekin, 111., April 10, 1899, at the age of 64 years. He 
left a wife and 6 children, all adults +. 

2935. Lucinda Stone; b. April 15, 1837. She m. Abraham 

Shelly. 4 children, viz: 

2936. Laura E. Shelly. 

2937. Edwin L. Shelly. 

2938. Lulu C. Shelly. 

2939. John Lee Shelly. 

JAMES M. Stone^ (2934) (Mary*, David^ Alexander-, John^) ; 
m. Mary E. Campbell. 4 children, viz : 

2940. Fanny Bell Stone. 

2941. Polly Jane Stone. 

2942. Jghn F. Stone. 

2943. Elisha Stone. 

MELINDA Walker* (2765) (David^ Alexander^ John^) ; b. in 
1810. She m. her cousin, Hawkins Taylor (No. 3529) in the spring 
of 1834 at Irish Grove, 111. They moved to Iowa, and afterwards to 
Washington, D. C, She d. in 1862, leaving 6 children, Hawkins 
Taylor m. secondly to Elizabeth Delamater Johnson, by whom he 
had one child, Hawkins Taylor, Jr. 7 children, viz : 

2944. Catherine Esther Taylor; b. March, 1835, and d. Dec. 30, 

1862, in St. Charles, Mo. 



362 ^ DESCENDANTS OF 

2945. Mary J. Taylor; m. Dr. J. S. Martin. 3 children +. 

2946. James Taylor; b. in Oct., 1838, and d. in 1839. 

2947. Annie E. Taylor; b. Jan. 9, 1840, and m. C. A. Cunning- 

ham in 1868. They reside in CarroUton, Mo. 

2948. Samuel David Taylor; b. in 1842, and d. Feb. 21, 1863. 

2949. William H. C. Taylor; b. in 1844, and d. in 1870. 

2950. Hawkins Taylor, Jr.; b. July 24, 1864; m. Cora Bernice 

McGaw +. 

MAEY J. Taylor^ (2945) (Melinda% David^ Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. Jan. 4, 1837. She m. Dr. J. S. Martin (son of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth Martin). He was b. in Hamilton, Ohio, March 27, 1831, and 
d. Feb. 15, 1895. They were m. in Keokuk, la., in 1859. 3 chil- 
dren, viz: 

2951. Mary Martin; m. John H. McCutchen. 2 children +. 

2952. Williajm Martin; b. June 28, 1864; m. Etta Ford Dee. 26, 

1894. 

2953. Anna H. Martin; m. Douglas H. Harroun. 1 child +. 

MAEY Martin^ (2951) (Mary J.^ Melinda*, David^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. March 10, 1862. She m. John H. McCutchen May 16, 
1894. 2 children, viz : 

2954. John H. McCutchen. 

2955. Mary J. McCutchen. 

ANNA H. Martin^ (2953) (Mary J.^ Melinda% David^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Aug. 28, 1867; m. Douglas H. Harroun Jan. 6, 
1896. 1 child, viz : 

2956. Mary Harroun. 

HAWKINS Taylor, Jr.^ (2950) (Hawkins*, Catherine^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. July 24, 1864; m. Nov. 22, 1888, at Fairfield, la., 
to Miss Cora Bernice McGaw. They have no children. 

Hawkins Taylor graduated at the High School in Washington, 
D. C, in 1881. He was a reporter in the House of Eepresentatives 
and Senate in Washington during the 47th Congress, and for twelve 
years was Secretary to Hon. James F. Wilson, U. S. Senator from 




Alkxaxder WALKEr;, 
Wlio iiKu-ricil M;iT\ Harmon. 



JOHN WALKER. 363 

Iowa. In September, 1891, he was appointed by Hon. John W. 
I^oble, Secretary of the Interior, as secretary and stenographer of 
the commission to determine the boundaries of the Pyramid Lake 
Indian Eeservation in Nevada. He is now Secretary to Senator 
C. K. Davis of Minnesota, and acting clerk of the Committee on 
Foreign Eelations of the II. S. Senate, and accompanied the Peace 
Commission as their Secretar}^ when they went to Paris in 1898. 



ALEXANDER Walker^ (1948) (Alexander^ Jolin^) ; the eighth 
child of Alexander Walker and Jane Hummer (Hammer). He was 
b. July 12, 1765. He was twice married. His first wife was Mar}- 
Magdalene Harmon, whom he married on March 23, 1790. After 
her death he married Margaret (Peggy) Combs. 

"I wish to relate one incident in relation to my grandfather, Alex- 
ander Walker, as I remember hearing my father, Allen H. Walker, 
relate it, when I was a boy. Sometime in 1790, grandfather wanted 
to go back to Virginia on business, and as there were no cars in those 
days, he was in no ways deterred from his purpose by the thought 
that the journey must be made, if at all, on foot. His preparations 
were simple. He parched some corn — this he placed in one end of a 
sack, in the other end he put a saddle of dried venison. After com- 
mitting his wife and little ones to the care of the AUwise Father, he 
called his faithful dog and started on his long journey through the 
trackless forest, which at that time was infested with Indians. At 
night he would light a fire with the aid of his flint and punk ; after 
eating his supper he would clear away a warm place to sleep where 
his fire had been, being careful to put out all the fire, that it might 
not be the means of disclosing his whereabouts to the Indians. But 
one night he failed to extinguish all the fire, and was awakened by 
the growl of his dog. He saw a large Indian standing near, with a 
drawn tomahawk. He whispered to the dog, "catch him," and with 
one bound dog and Indian went out into the brush together. The 
faithful dog soon returned, but grandfather never looked to see what 
became of the Indian. I write this to show our children some of the 
perils their forefathers had to endure, before the comfortable homes 
of to-day were prepared for them. 

T. G. Walker, Macomb, 111." 



364 DESCENDANTS OF 

HARMON^ FAMILY. 

"Some time in tlie Seventeenth Century Adam Harmon left Wales 
and settled with his family in Chester County, Pa. He was b. in 
1688, and his children were : 

a. Abraham Harmon. 

b. Thomas Harmon. 

c. John Harmon. 

d. Esther Harmon; m. Mr. Eivens. 

e. Nancy Harmon; m. Mr. Perry. 

f. Daughter; m. Mr. Scott. 

ABRAHAM Harmon (a) ; m. ISTancy Bateman in 17 — . She was 
b. in 1735, and d. in 1778, at the age of forty-three. She was a mem- 
ber of the Baptist Church. They lived in Chester County, Pa. 
Their children were : 

a. Adam Harmon. 

b. Joel Harmon 

c. Thomas Harmon. 

d. Abraham Harmon. 

e. John Harmon. 

f. Allen Harmon. 

g. Ezekial Harmon. 

h. Noah Harmon ; who d. after he was grown. 

i. Enos Harmon. 

j. Mary Magdalene Harmon. 

k. Ezra Harmon. 

Five other sons, who d. in infancy. 

MARY MAGDALENE Harmon (j) was b. June 13, 1769. Her 
mother d. when she was nine years old, and she lived for awhile in 
the family of John Ralston of Chester, Pa. On account of heart dis- 
ease she went from there to Warm Springs, Va., and resided there 
with her Aunt Bivins. From there she went to her Aunt Parry's in 
Staunton, Augusta County, Va. She afterwards lived with the 
Widow Reed of that place until the time of her marriage. She was 
married to Alexander Walker at Mr. Parry's home. Her brother, 
Abraham, removed from Virginia to Duck River, Tenn., where he 
became wealthy. From there he went to Mississippi. Her brother, 




JuDGK Cykus Walker. 



JOHN WALKER. 365 

Ezra, went from Virginia to Woodford County, Ky. His family are 
scattered, and nothing further is known of their history. 

PiNKNEY H. Walker." 

Mary Magdalene Walker was a pious woman and a faithful wife. 
She was much above the average in strength of intellect and acquire- 
ments for her day. 

The children of Alexander Walker and his wife, Mary Magdalene 
Harmon Walker, were eleven, as follows : 

3957. Cyrus Walker; m. Flora Montgomery. 6 children +. 

2958. Joseph Gilmore Walker ; m. Martha Scott. 15 children +. 

2959. David Walker; b. April 15, 1795; d. in Kentucky Aug. 

10, 1795. 

2960. Abner Walker; m. Jane Damron. 10 children +. 

2961. Cynthia Walker; m. Sanders Campbell. 10 children +. 

2962. Margaret Walker ; m. John Calhoun. 3 children +. 

2963. Allen H. Walker; m. Maxamelia Eice. 10 children +. 

2964. Alexander Walker; never married +. 

2965. Jane Walker; m. John Walker. 8 children +. 

2966. Andrew Hammond Walker; m. Jane Campbell, and after- 

ward Mrs. Mary Noel. 11 children +. 

2967. Pinkney Walker; b. March 11, 1811; d. March 15, 1815. 

2968. Quintus Walker; m. Mahala Campbell. 1 child +. 

2969. Martha Mary Magdalene Walker; m. Aradatha H. Berry. 

6 children +. 

2970. Thomas Montgomery Walker; m. Mary Montgomery. 6 

children +. 

CYRUS Walker* (2957) (Alexander^ Alexander^, John^) ; b. 
May 6, 1791 ; m. Flora Montgomery, dau. of Pitt Montgomery. He 
studied law with Samuel Brent of Greensburg, Ky. He practiced his 
profession in Adair and adjoining counties in Kentuck}^ until he re- 
moved to Illinois in the spring of 1833. He attained in that part of 
Kentucky a fine reputation as an able and successful lawyer, and rep- 
resented his county two successive sessions in the lower house of the 
Kentucky legislature. On arriving in McDonough County, 111., he 
settled on a farm ; but resumed his practice, which became extensive, 
embracing the counties and military tracts, and the northern coun- 
ties of the state and extending into Iowa. His reputation increased 



366 DESCEXDANTS OF 

until he was regarded as equal in ability to any lawyer in the state 
and inferior to few, if any, in the West. He continued in successful 
practice until about the year 1860, when he determined to retire and 
seek repose in his declining years. He was a man of fine and very 
commanding appearance, and possessed uncommonly fine ability. 
He was a clear, forcible, racy, ready and eloquent speaker, exercising 
a powerful control over an audience. He was remarkable for his 
quickness of perception, as well as the breadth of his comprehension. 
His arguments were clear, forcible, logical and convincing. He, as 
a man, was entitled to a high rank among the great men of the West- 
ern portion of the Union. He was never ambitious or aspiring for 
office, although twice elected to the general assembly of Kentucky, 
and once ran for Congress in Illinois, being beaten by the Mormon 
vote. He was only induced to run at the earnest solicitation of 
friends, and the urgent action of the party to which he belonged. He 
died on Camp's Creek, McDonough County, 111., Dec, 1, 1875, aged 
eighty-four years, six months and twentj^-four days. 

(Signed) Pixkney H. Walker, 

Dec. 5th, 1875, Eushville, 111. 

(Judge Pinkney H. Walker was a nephew of the above, and him- 
self a noted la"wyer.) 

CYRUS WALKER. 

OxE OF THE Famous Early Lawyers of the Military Tract. 

Hon. J. M. Reid, in his reminiscences of the early settlers of Lee 
Count}', Iowa, makes the following references to a man well remem- 
bered as one of the most influential lawyers known in Western 
Illinois : 

Cyrus Walker is still a very old man, as he was an old man then, 
but as active in his movements as a boy of sixteen years of age. He 
was a great reader — reader of law books and aU the current litera- 
ture of the day — and was fond of quoting the old Norman Law 
Latin, which he had at his tongue's end. He was always up early in 
the morning, and was before the trial of a great case ever fruitful in 
resources : was insinuating and plausible in his address, powerful in 
argument and popular before a jury. In Mr. Clay's district, in Ken- 
tucky, where he commenced to practice, in Illinois, his home, and in 
Iowa he was universally esteemed as a distinguished advocate and an 



JOHN WALKER. SGT' 

able lawyer. When out of court he smoked a common clay pipe, and 
when he conversed, which he did with great fluency, he continually 
snapped his twinkling grey eyes, which were deeply set in his well 
shaped head, the hair on which he habitually kept cropped short. 
He had the cunning of a fox. He was much accustomed to have his 
own way in the courts. When Douglas was made Judge in the Quin- 
ey District, he tried to rule the court, but failed and declared he 
never would practice again in Judge Douglas' court, and he kept his 
word. 

Among others of the more prominent members of the early 
bar, the most prominent was Hon. Cyrus Walker. Mr. Walker was 
born in Kockbridge County, Va., May 14, 1791 ; was taken when an 
infant to Kentucky, where he resided until 1833, when he removed 
to Macomb, McDonough County, 111., where he resided until the day 
of his death, which took place Dec. 1, 1875. We are indebted to Hon. 
Hawkins Taylor, of Washington City, for the following sketch, first 
appearing in the Carthage Gazette, Jan. 5, 1876 : 

"The father of Cyrus Walker and my mother were brother and 
sister, and we both grow up in the same county — Adair. When the 
families first went from Virginia to Kentucky, settlers for twenty 
miles had to assist each other in house raising and log rolling, and 
for three years the father of Cyrus acted as a ranger, watching the 
movements of the Indians and warning settlers of approaching trou- 
ble. His circuit embraced several hundred miles of wild, unsettled 
country, and he was compelled to live almost entirely on game, and 
camp out at night. I have often heard him class dried coon as the 
sweetest meat he ever ate. * Several of the uncles of Cyrus Walker 
were soldiers in the Eevolutionary War — the old stock Irish Presby- 
terians, all of them learned in the scriptures, and of stern, unyield- 
ing wills. Cyrus was mainly self-taught, there being no schools in 
that section of the country at that day, and from the time of his ad- 
mission to the bar he took high position as a lawyer. At that time, 
in that part of Kentucky, the lawyers traveled the circuit on horse- 
back. They were getting ready to attend the Burksville Court when 
Billy Owens, a man of large ability, kind heart and a good lawyer, 
but rough and rather dissipated, saw that Walker was not with them. 
When he hunted him up and inquired the reason. Walker told him 
that he had no money. Owens at once gave him $15.00 and Walker 

* These were John, WiUiam and James Walker. 



368 DESCENDANTS OF 

went along, and was so successful that he paid expenses and took 
home $37.00, a larger sum than he had ever at one time possessed — 
and as long as he remained in Kentucky, he was the leading lawyer 
of that county. Several years later, when Walker was at the head of 
the bar, Owens, partially under the influence of liquor, made a bitter 
attack on Walker, during the trial of an important case, to which 
Walker made no reply, although at that day rather disposed to read- 
ily resent an insult. Some of his friends inquired the reason. 
Walker told them of the kind assistance of Owens when he so much 
needed help and when it did him so much good, remarking that noth- 
ing that Owens could say that did not affect his integrity would be 
resented by him. The next morning Owens made an apology to the 
court for his unjust remarks to Walker. Walker's motto through 
life was never to forget a friendship or do an injustice to any one. 

"I have often heard Mr. Walker say that he regretted the prosecu- 
tion of the unfortunate young man that was tried, convicted and 
hung in your town for a murder committed by him in Frederick, on 
the Illinois River. He always believed that he could have saved the 
life of the young man if he had defended him, and while the case 
was an aggravated one, still Mr. Walker said that nothing could ever 
induce him to prosecute another man for murder, and he never did — 
but he defended and got clear a good many that deserved to be hung. 

"When Mr. Walker made a profession of religion, he, for a time, 
contemplated quitting the law and turning his attention to the min- 
istry. He was educated to believe that slavery was a sin, and when 
he joined the church he freed all of his negroes and paid their pas- 
sage to Liberia. Amongst the number was a sprightly boy who has 
since risen to distinction in Liberia. This boy had a young and 
handsome wife, who was the property of the pastor of the Presby- 
terian Church to which Mr. Walker belonged. When Mr. Walker 
set his slaves free, he urged the minister to free the wife of the boy 
he had set free, but the minister refused to do so, saying that he was 
not able to lose the value of the woman, although he had himself got 
her by marriage. Mr. Walker sent off his freed people, fully believ- 
ing that the minister would not separate man and wife when the 
time for separation came, but he still refused, and Mr. Walker bought 
and paid for her and sent her on after her husband to Louisville. 

"Mr. Walker removed to McDonough Count}^ 111., in 1833, and 
lived there until his death. He never moved to Iowa, but he prac- 



JOHN WALKER. 369 

ticed there for several years. The partiality of Judge Douglas 
against him, as he believed, was the cause of his going to Iowa, and 
his large practice retained him there for several years. 

"Mr. Walker, as you truly say, had a taste for office. He served 
two terms in the Kentucky Legislature during the great excitement 
between the "old court" and the "new court," because he was the 
most popular man on the old court side in the county, and was forc- 
ed by his friends in the contest to their ticket, and carried the county 
by a majority of 232, when no other man on his side could have car- 
ried it. 

"After the formation of congressional districts in Illinois, based 
on the census of 1840, the Jo Daviess district was largely Whig with 
the Mormon vote, but a debatable district, the Mormon vote going to 
the Democrats. Nearly all the counties in the district had Whigs 
who wanted to be candidates, but they were willing to give way to 
Mr. Walker, if he would only consent to be a candidate. Walker was 
then in Iowa, attending the courts, the last one being in Lee County, 
lasting several weeks. He stopped with me. His trunk was full of 
letters from all parts of the district, urging him to allow the use of 
his name for Congress. Amongst the letters were, at least two, from 
Joe Smith, and several from George Miller, then Mormon Bishop, 
but who had formerly lived at Macomb, and was, while there, a 
brother elder in the Presbyterian Church with Mr. Walker. All of 
these letters urged Mr. Walker to be a candidate to save the district 
for the Whigs. Smith, in his letters, pledged the Mormon vote to 
Walker, if he would allow his name to be used, but would not agree 
to vote for any other Whig. Mr. Walker had steadily refused to be a 
candidate, until he felt that his duty to the noble Whig party requir- 
ed him to make the sacrifice, but when he entered into the contest he 
was terribly in earnest and went into the fight with a will. Alexan- 
der Sympson, one of God's people, and myself were to watch the 
movement at IsTauvoo. It was well understood by Walker and his 
friends that the Democracy would not give up the Mormon vote with- 
out a great effort. One of the Backinstose's was sheriff, and the 
other, clerk of the Hancock Circuit Court, and Douglas was a candi- 
date for Congress in the Adams district, and, I suppose, became satis- 
fied that things were not working well in ISTauvoo, and went down to 
Warsaw to meet Mr. Walker who was there holding a joint discussion 
with his opponent, Hoge. That night Mr. Walker went up to ISTau- 



370 DESCENDANTS OF 

voo. The next morning he called on Joe Smith and told him that 
he released him from all the pledges made to give liim the Mormon 
vote, but in turn asked honest dealing, telling Smith that if it was 
necessary for their — the Mormon^s — safety from arrest by the state 
authorities that he should vote for Hoge, that he would tell him so, 
and in that event he would at once go to Galena and spend the bal- 
ance of time before the election in the northern part of the district. 
Joe said with great vehemence, 'I promised you the support of this 
church and you shall have it. You stay here and meet Hoge on 
Thursday.' Mr. Walker was worn out in the canvass, and not well, 
and he stopped with Joe. The joint discvission between the candi- 
dates took place, and everything indicated that Walker would get the 
united vote of the church. On Saturday the voters of the church, in 
city and country, were called together in the grove near the temple, 
where Hyrum Smith made a speech of about one hour, urging the 
voters to vote for Hoge. It was a regular Democratic speech and ap- 
peared to have no influence. He was followed by Wilson Law in a 
bold, telling Whig speech, in favor of Walker, and from the com- 
mencement until the end, he was cheered by the entire Mormon audi- 
ence. At the close of the speech, Hyrum arose black and furious, 
stretching himself to his full height and extending his arms to their 
full length, said, 'Thus saith the Lord, if this people vote against 
Hoge for Congress on Monday, a greater curse would befall them 
than befell them in Missouri. When God speaks, let men obey,' and 
immediately left the stand, and the whole audience dispersed in si- 
lence. When Walker heard of Hyrum's speech he was indignant, 
and was for leaving Joe's house, but Joe stopped him, professing to 
be furiously mad at Hyrum, saying that he would himself make a 
speech to the people on Sunday morning, and he again repeated the 
pledge that Mr. Walker should have the Mormon vote. The next 
morning Joe did speak to the people for just one hour, and no hour's 
speech ever had closer attention. In that speech Joe passed the high- 
est eulogy on Walker that I ever heard from man. He denounced 
politicians, declaring that Walker was not a politician, but an honest 
and a true man, that had been forced to be a candidate against his 
will. He denounced in the most bitter terms any member of the 
church who would consult the Lord about who they should vote for, 
and declared that if any one should do it, he should be cut ofi from 



JOIIX WALKER. 371 

salvation ; said that he -nould vote for his friend Cyrus Walker, and 
commanded all to vote for the man of their choice without reference 
to what any one said ; but in his hour's praise of Walker, and denun- 
ciation of any one that would consult the Lord about who they should 
vote for, he said: 'Brother Hyrum is the elder brother. Brother 
Hyrum has never deceived his people. Brother Hyrum loves this peo- 
ple. When the Lord commands, the people must obey, etc' The 
next day Joe did vote for Walker, and the balance of the Mormons 
voted for Hoge and elected him as the Lord had commanded. 

"Joe's whole object from the commencement, was to force Gov- 
ernor Ford to give an unconditional pledge that no more writs should 
be issued against him and other Mormons on requisition from the 
Governor of Missouri on the old Missouri indictments, and he suc- 
ceeded. At least, such a paper was brought to him Saturday night 
about one in the morning. Ford, I believe, denied that he signed 
such a paper. The parties engaged in securing the pledge were not 
particular how they got it, and may have forged it, or Ford may have 
been in a muddled condition when he signed the paper. The elec- 
tion of Hoge and Douglas depended on getting the pledge. They 
made three trips to Springfield before they got the pledge that satis- 
fied Joe, and as soon as he was satisfied he at once sent messages to 
them commanding the faithful to support Douglas. They did sup- 
port and elect him. 

"This is the real history of that campaign, so far as Mr. Walker 
was concerned. It was to him a campaign of mortification from the 
start. He was forced into it contrary to his wishes, and forced into 
it largely to get the Mormon votes, but after entering the contest he 
was denounced by Whigs all over the district for trying to get the 
Mormon, and really lost more Whig votes in the district than would 
have elected him, simply because it was supposed that he could get the 
Mormon vote. 

"Cyrus was the oldest of a large family, and contributed largely to 
the education of his brothers and sisters and to starting them in busi- 
ness. Probably no man ever gave a larger share of his earnings than 
did Cyrus Walker to the education of his brothers, sisters and rela- 
tions, to the church to which he belonged, and to benevolent purposes, 
besides freeing his slaves, which were twice as much in value at the 
time as all his other property amounted to." 



372 DESCEXDANTS OF 

Cyrus Walker Eice, of Chicago, sends the following interesting 
sketch relating to the life of his grandfather, Judge Cyrus Walker : 

"I studied law for some time in the office of Judge T. Kyle Dickey, 
at that time one of the judges of the Illinois Supreme Court, and 
have often heard him relate the following story concerning himself 
and Cyrus Walker. Judge Dickey said : 'When I first came to Illi- 
nois, a very young man, I engaged in newspaper work. I made a 
trip on horseback into the 'military tract,' in search of subscribers 
to my paper, reaching the farm home of Cyrus Walker, which was 
near Macomb, where he had his law office. I was invited to remain 
over night. After supper Mr. Walker remarked to me that he 
thought I would make a good lawj^er. I replied that I was married 
and could not afford to take the necessary time to study and acquire 
a practice. Mr. Walker said, 'I have a large farm house here and 
enough to eat, and if you wish to try the study of the law, you may 
make your home here and pursue your -studies.' Of course I was a 
good deal surprised at this offer, coming as it did from a complete 
stranger, but after a little consideration the offer was accepted in the 
spirit in which it was given, and we took up our residence soon after 
at the home of Mr. Walker, and I gave up the newspaper work for 
the study of the law. Through the advice of Mr. Walker I eventually 
hung out my shingle in Macomb, and thanks to the same kind friend 
who had thus far directed my course, I was soon launched into the 
profession of the law, where his advice was still given and acted upon 
until I was fairly upon my feet, and I feel that much of my after- 
success should be attributed to the wise counsel of ]\Ir. Walker, who 
was not surpassed in ability by any lawj'er of Illinois. I have alwaj-s 
regretted that he did not live until I was elected a member of the 
Supreme Court, for that would have been a great gratification to him' 

"Cyrus Walker always thought that Judge Stephen A. Douglas, 
then Circuit Judge and afterwards Senator, had an abiding preju- 
dice against him, probabty on political grounds. Judge Douglas had 
a habit when attorneys were addressing him of leaning back in his 
chair with his feet elevated upon the bench in front of him. Once 
when Mr. Walker rose to argue a case before Judge Douglas when he 
assumed his favorite position, and Mr. Walker remarked, 'Your 
Honor, I much prefer to address my argument to that end of the 
court in which intelligence is presumed to reside.' The Judge took 
his feet down and sat up forthwith." 



JOHN WALKER. 373 

The children of Cyrus Walker and Flora Montgomery were six, 
as follows : 

2971. Cynthia Walker; m. Nelson Montgomery, and d. soon after 

marriage. He was a merchant in Macomb, 111. 

2972. John Montgomery Walker; m. Margaret Sample. 5 chil- 

dren +. 

2973. Pinkney Thales Walker; m. Sarah Waggoner. 3 chil- 

dren +. 

2974. Alexander Walker; m. Margaret Hogne. 6 children +. 

2975. Mary Montgomery Walker; m. Wm. Cyrus Eice. 4 chil- 

dren +. 

2976. Cyrus Walker ; m. Mary Jane McGaughey. 8 children +. 

JOHN MONTGOMERY Walker^ (2972) (CyrusS Alexande^^ 
Alexander-, John^). He m. Margaret Sample of Macomb, a sister 
of Mrs. Daniel Webster of Carthage, Mo., and of Mrs. J. R. Alter of 
New York City. He was a lawyer; d. in Wichita, Kas. Their 5 
children were : 

2977. Flora Walker; m. Benjamin Simpson; is now a widow 

with two children. She lives in Ft. Madison, la. Her 
grandfather, Cyrus Walker, d. at her home. 

2978. Cyrus Walker; lives in Kansas. 

2979. James Walker; went West and d. a few years ago (1899). 

2980. Magnolia Walker; lives in Macomb (unmarried in 1899). 

2981. Lulie Walker; m. Nelson Holler, a farmer. They live 

near Randolph (name of state not given). 

PINKNEY THALES Walker^ (2973) (Cyrus*, Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^). He lived to be over seventy years old; was an 
active member of the Presbyterian Church; d. near Lenox, S. D. 
He was m. three times ; one of his wives was Sarah Waggoner. By 
the second he had 3 children, viz : 

2982. Wm. Cyrus Walker; is married and has one child. He 

lives in South Dakota; is a prosperous farmer. 

2983. Alice Walker; twice married; second time to Mr. Alexan- 

der; lives in Iowa. 

2984. Sarah Walker; m. Alvin Chatterdon, a farmer, and lives 

near Adair, McDonough County, 111. ; members of Meth- 
odist Church. 2 children. 



374 DESCENDANTS OF 

ALEXANDER Walker^ (3974) (Cyms^ Alexander^ Alexan- 
der^, John^). He m. Margaret Hogue. She d. in Macomb in the 
fall of 1874; both members of the Presbyterian Church. He was 
for years an elder in Camp Creek Church. He afterwards removed 
to Kansas ; d. in Wichita. They had 3 sons and 3 daughters. Names 
of only 3 children given as follows : 

3985. Flora Walker; m. Mr. Holloway; lives in Wichita, Kas. 

3986. Emily Walker; m. Mr. McCauley, who is an editor. They 

live in Arkansas City, Kas. 3 children. 



MARY MONTGOMERY Walker^ (3975) (Cyrus% Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; m. May 14, 1844, Wm. Cyrus Rice of Oquaka, 
111. She was b. May 39, 1837, in Columbia, Ky. They were m. in 
McDonough County, 111. She d. in Oquaka, 111., July SO, 1871. 

Wm. Cyrus Rice was born in Greenup (now Boyd) County, Ky., 
July 9, 1815. In 1835 he came with his mother's family to Hender- 
son County, Ky.' (then Warren) ; soon after went to southeast Iowa 
and became district surveyor, where he had many adventurous ex- 
periences, and knew personally the Indian Chiefs : Blackhawk, Wa- 
pella and Keokuk; returned to Henderson County about 1838. 
When Henderson was set apart from Warren County, he became its 
first surveyor; soon after he went to Macomb, 111., and studied law 
with Cyrus Walker. On being licensed to practice, was elected Pro- 
bate Justice of Henderson County in 1843, and in Nov., 1849, was 
elected County Judge of Henderson County ; served two terms in the 
Illinois Legislature, and was present and supported Lincoln both 
times he was a candidate for the U. S. Senate. 1873 he was again 
elected County Judge, which office he held continuously until 1890, 
retiring from public life at the age of 75. During his many years 
of public service his reputation was unspotted, his name being a syn- 
onym for honor and integrity. He d. on his farm in Henderson 
County Feb. 14, 1897, closing a happy, honorable life. He was 
never a candidate for any office to which he was not elected. 

After his first wife, Mary, died, he married Salina Hopkins in 
1873. She died in 1891. They had 4 children, viz : 

3987. Anna Rice; b. May 33, 1849; d. Dec. 35, 1854. 

3988. William P. Rice ; b. Aug. 4, 1859 ; d. Aug. 8, 1860. 




Joseph Gilmei! Walkeu. 



JOHN" "WALKER. 375 

2989. Cyrus Walker Eiee; b. May 19, 1861; a lawyer; resides in 

Chicago, 111.; m. Katherine Sutherland Sept. 9, 1897. 
They have two sons +. 

2990. Flora J. Eice +. 

FLOEA J. Eice (2990) ; b. March 6, 1864; m. Irving T. Brady 
June 14, 1893. They reside in Chicago ; have 2 children, as follows : 

2991. Margaret Mary Brady; b. Aug. 3, 1894. 

2992. Dorothy Brady; b. Nov. 5, 1899. 

CYEUS WALKEE Eice (2989) ; m. Katherine Sutherland. 2 
children, viz: 

2993. William Cyrus Eice; b. July 7, 1898. 

2994. Eobert Van Volson Eice; b. Sept. 30, 1899. 

/ 
CYEUS Walker^ (2976) (Cyrus% Alexander^ Alexander-, 
John^) ; m. Mary Jane McGaughy. They live on the old homestead, 
where his father settled in 1833. They have 8 children, all living in 
1899 ; all members of the Presbyterian Church. Children are : 

2995. John C3a'us Walker; a prosperous farmer; living near 

Lenox or Harvey, S. D. ; unmarried in 1899. 

2996. Flora Esther Walker; m. Mr. C. Lane, a telegraph opera- 

tor; live in Ludin, S. D. +. 

2997. Cynthia Walker; m, John Harvey McMullin, a farmer; 

live near Table Grove, 111. 3 children. 

2998. Arthur Walker; a farmer; m. Ellen Barclay. He is an 

elder in the Camp Creek Church. 

2999. Guy Walker; a farmer; lives with his parents. 

3000. Grier Walker; m. Jessie McMillen. 1 child. 

3001. Pitt Montgomery Walker ; attending college at McAllister, 

Minnesota. 

3002. Nannie Walker; m. Eobert Preston Clark, a farmer; live 

on Camp Creek in Illinois. 

FLOEA ESTHEE Walker (2996) ; m. C. Lane. 1 child: 

3003. ; name not given. 

JOSEPH GILMOEE W^alker* (2958) (Alexander^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; b. in Eockbridge Count)^ Va., June 17, 1793. He was a 



376 DESCENDANTS OF 

farmer and lawyer, and practiced in Kentucky. He, v/ith his father, 
Alexander, removed from Virginia when Joseph was an infant. He 
was an able lawyer, and a man of fine talent and extensive reading. 
He married Martha (Patsy) Scott of Woodford County, Ky. She 
was the dau. of Samuel Scott and Martha McCorkle. She died near 
Columbia, Ky., on the waters of Petit's Ford. His wife, Martha, 
and his mother, Mary Harmon Walker, his father, Alexander, and 
his sister-in-law. Flora, were all buried in Fletcher's graveyard, near 
Eussell's Creek, Adair Countj^, Ky. After the death of his wife, 
Martha, he married Susan Bell. He was elder of the Presbyterian 
Church at Shiloh, McDonough County, 111. He fought in the War 
of 1812. His dau., Ann G. Eandolph, says that she, with the other 
children, received a patent of land in Nebraska as a pension for her 
father's services in the War of 1812. His second wife, Susan Pope 
Bell, was a descendant of Nathaniel Pope, and an own cousin of Gen- 
eral George Washington. She d. Jan. 7, 1843 ; was the mother of S 
children. 

Knovv^ All Men by These Peesents, That I, Joseph G. Walker, 
of the County of Adair and State of Kentucky, for divers satisfac- 
tory reasons have liberated, set free, and manumitted, three certain 
negro slaves owned by me, named Lucinda, a mulatto woman, and 
her two children, Lucilla and Cornelius Arthur, being the reputed 
wife and children of a free man of color named Thomas Malone, and 
that I do by these presents hereby liberate, manumit, and set free the 
aforesaid slaves and hereby release and forever acquit the said Lucin- 
da, Lucilla and Cornelius Arthur from my service, and hereby re- 
lease all claim thereto or to any service and increase of them, or either 
of them, which liberty of theirs is to take full and complete effect 
from this day, the said Thomas Malone paying all the fees, and all 
proceedings had thereon. 

Witness my hand and seal, Dec. 1, 1828. 

Test. Wm. Caldwell. 

J. W. Gaenett, Ack'd. J. G. Walkee (Seal). 

Above deed recorded in Liber G., Page 211. 
Exam'd and Test. 
Adair County, Ky. J. W. Gaenett, 

D. C. 



JOHN WALKER. 377 

COUNTY COUET, DEC. TEEM, 1828. 

This day Joseph G. Walker appeared in open court, signed, sealed 
and acknowledged the foregoing deed of emancipation, and the same 
is ordered to be recorded, and I certify that I have recorded the same, 
together with the foregoing certificate in my office as required by law. 

Given under my hand this 1st day of December, 1828. 

Wm. Caldwell. 

Joseph Gilmer Walker had 15 children, viz : 

3004. Pinkney Houston Walker; m. Susan McCrosky. 9 chil- 

dren +. 

3005. Louisa Caroline Walker; m. Ephraim Banning. 9 chil- 

dren +. 

3006. Margaret Walker; d. young, in Adair County, Ky. 

3007. Alexander Wlaker; d. young, in Adair County, Ky. 

3008. Magdalene Walker; d. young, of spinal afEection. 

3009. Flora Walker ; d. young. 

3010. Martha Gaither Walker; never m.; d. in McDonough 

County, 111., Sept., 1838; buried at Walnut Grove. 

3011. Lucetta Ann Walker; m., but left no children +. 

3012. Katherine Walker; m. W. L. Early +. 

3013. Cynthia Walker; m. Dr. Eandolph +. 

3014. Ellen Walker; m. Chas. A. Gilchrist +. 

3015. Mary Jane Walker ; never m. She d. when grown at Wal- 

nut Grove, 111. 

3016. Susan Flora Walker; m. John Scott +. 

3017. Samuel Percy Walker; never m. + 

3018. Ann Gilmer Walker; m. Dr. J. M. Eandolph +. 

PINKNEY HOUSTON Walker^ (3001) (Joseph G.% Alexan- 
der^, Alexander^, John^). The following account of him was taken 
from the Eushville, 111., paper : 

"He was bom in Adair County, Ky., June 18, 1815, the day of 
the Battle of Waterloo. His father, Joseph Gilmore Walker, was an 
able lawyer. His youth was passed until his seventeenth year upon 
his father's farm, working during the summer, and attending school 
during the winter. 

*'In 1832 he became a clerk in a store, and so continued until he 



378 DESCENDANTS OF 

left Kentucky. In April, 1834, he came to Eushville, 111., where for 
four years he was clerking in a store. In March, 1838, he moved to 
McComb, 111., where he spent some time in an academy in that place. 
In the fall of 1838 he commenced his legal studies in the office of his 
uncle, Cyrus Walker, well known at that time as one of the ablest law- 
yers of the state. Under the careful training of such a master mind, 
he made rapid progress, and during the next year was admitted to 
the bar, after an examination by Judges Brown and Lockwood of the 
Supreme Court. 

"He at once opened an office in McComb with Thomas Morrison, 
and in 1840 formed a partnership with his uncle, his first partner 
having removed to Carthage. This co-partnership ended in 1842 by 
the retirement of his uncle from practice in the state. He continued 
the practice by himself until 1848, when he returned to Eushville, 
where he subsequently, in 1851, formed a partnership with Eobert 
S. Blackwell, Avhose brilliant but brief career is well known to the 
older lawyers of the state. 

"This partnership was dissolved in 1853, when the former mem- 
ber went to Chicago, and Judge Walker was elected Judge of the then 
Fifth Judicial District, or circuit, comprising the counties of Schuy- 
ler, Pike, Brown, McDonough, Cass and Mason. He was first elect- 
ed to fill a vacancy ; he was elected over his competitor against heavy 
odds. He was re-elected in 1855 without opposition. 

"He filled this position with satisfaction to the Bar and the people 
until April, 1858, when Governor Bissell appointed him to the Su- 
preme Bench to fill a vacancy made by the resignation of 0. C. Skin- 
ner. He was elected in June, 1858, to the same position for nine 
years, and in 1867 he was re-elected. 

"At both elections the political party to which he belonged was in 
a very decided minority, and the rival candidates were able men, but 
the verdict of the people was an attestation of his tried faithfulness. 
He was a third time elected in 1876 without opposition. He served 
as Chief Justice from Jan., 1864, to June, 1867, and from June, 
1874, to June, 1875 ; also from June, 1879, to June, 1780. During 
the last few weeks preceding his death, many leading papers of the 
Judicial District have signified their unshaken confidence in Judge 
Walker by advocating his re-election for a fourth term, and had he 
lived, he doubtless would have been his own successor. 

"On June 2, 1840, he married Susan McCrosky, a daughter of 



JOHN WALKER. 379 

James McCrosk)^, Esq., a well known and highly respected merchant 
who died in Eushville in 1848. Of the nine children born to them, 
four have gone. His widow, and two sons, and three married daugh- 
ters survive him. 

"How important his public services were none can so well tell as 
those who have been associated with him on the bench. His written 
opinions have been quoted by Westminister Hall Judges in the high- 
est courts of England. The testimony of his associates is earnest and 
unanimous. His complete devotion to the duties of his office, his 
thorough conscientiousness, his high sense of rectitude, his patient 
investigation, his trained and accurate judgment, his perfect famili- 
arity with legal principles, and ready application of them in the solu- 
tion of new and difficult questions — all these qualities made him a 
most valuable man in his high position. 

"His reading *was wide and varied. He studied intensely what 
had a direct bearing on his professional duties. The figures of rhet- 
oric and poetry were lightly esteemed by him, but the domain of 
reason and sound logic were carefully and patiently explored. His 
early education M^as limited, but he was a lover of books, and a dili- 
gent student through life. 

"It may justly be said of him in the language of sacred writ, 'The 
cause he knew not, he searched out.' He was generous and unselfish ; 
his sympathies were with the poor and unfortunate. No one ever 
heard from hipi a word of unkindness. He was free from all desire 
of pretense or ostentation. He was always thoroughly modest and 
prone to underrate himself. His career presents him as a model and 
bright example for the imitation of the young. It has fallen to the 
lot of few, to hold for a continuous period of over thirty years, such 
a dignified office of honor and trust. 

"His funeral was held from his late residence in Eushville. Ar- 
rangements were made for a special train to run from Springfield 
to convey the Governor, members of the Supreme Court and other 
prominent citizens who desired to attend the funeral, but had to be 
abandoned on account of a very heavy storm which blockaded the 
railroad." 

Conclusion of eulogistic speeches to the memory of Judge P. H. 
Walker, in the Memorial prepared by the state bar and courts : 

"Judge Walker now rests from his labors, and his works remain 
to us who survive him. His greatness consists, not altogether nor 



380 DESCENDANTS OF 

perhaps so much, in what he wrote and said, as in what he did. It is 
not all of the duty of a Judge to write opinions. A higher and no- 
bler work is to do justice. 

"Upon the laws and jurisprudence of the state, Judge Walker has - 
left the impress of his character for truth and justice, where it will 
remain through the coming years to secure all that is good and true 
in life. 

"Whatever had the sanction of his judgment and conscience will be 
recognized as law as long as the state itself shall exist. A rich legacy 
it is that he has left to the people of the state — its value no one can 
estimate. As I said of his official co-laborer on the bench, his fame 
as a judicial writer will endure as long as the common law is ad- 
ministered anywhere among the nations of the earth, and the benefe- 
cent principles his learning and ability assisted to maintain, will 
aid in establishing right and justice in behalf of the humblest, as 
well as the most exalted of our race, so long as our civilization shall 
stand. 

"ISTearly one hundred volumes, from the 19th to the 112th, of the 
legislative reports contain opinions written by him. His earthly ca- 
reer embraced nearly thirty-two years of judicial labor ; twenty-seven 
of them he was a member or at the head of the tribunal of last resort ; 
a self-made man of strong common sense, of untiring industry, and 
of much natural ability. To use a portion of his own language in 
relation to his associate. Judge Breese, he has unconsciously more ac- 
curately described himself than I could have done it, as follows : 
'Such an intellect did not need the education of the schools to enable 
him to take high rank among his fellow men. He cared little for 
forms where rights and principles were involved, looking almost en- 
tirely to principles that should govern. His intellect was massive and 
vigorous, rather than quick and acute, never regarding or being at- 
tracted by nice or impalpable distinctions. His convictions were 
deep and permanent and never wavered or halted when an opinion 
was once formed ; and yet he was not always self-reliant in the appli- 
cation of legal principles. His investigations were direct and his 
mode of reasoning strictly logical. He was laborious and untiring, 
whether on the bench, in conference, or in the preparation of 
opinions. 

'''With our profession, his name will be familiar and revered by all 
of its members as long as the first ninety volumes of our reports shall 
be read and its opinions studied. 




JrncE I'lXKXEY H. "Walkee. 



JOHISr WALKER. 381 

"Having discharged all of his public duties with marked ability, 
and having conferred honor on the state, he has died, honored and 
sincerely regretted by all. He needs not a statue of brass or marble 
to perpetuate his name. It will live in the history of the times in 
which he lived and took such an active part." With the substitution 
of the words, ^last ninety-one' for the words 'first ninety,' the above 
language of the deceased, though intended for another, has, as has 
been the case with many of our writers become peculiarly applicable 
to himself. 

"In these ninety-one volumes, we have a more imperishable monu- 
ment to his fame than a statue of bronze or marble. 

"Though he was born in a slave state, yet when tlie conflict of arms 
came between those who loved the institution of slavery more and the 
Union less, he was for the Union." 

Several members of his family have risen to distinction in the pro- 
fession of the law. Besides his uncle, Cyrus Walker, and father, he 
had a cousin, John T. Scott, who was a member of the Supreme 
Court of Indiana ; and- a relative, David Walker of Arkansas, who 
was a member of the Supreme Court of that state. He died Feb. 9, 
1885. The children of Judge Pinkney H. and his wife, Susan 
Walker, were 9 as follows : 

3019. Martha Scott Walker; b. April 19, 1841; m. Emory S. 

Wright. She d. Aug. 30, 1870, and left no children. 

3020. James Gilmer Walker; b. Sept. 13, 1843; d. Dec. 9, 1843. 

3021. Sarah Hays Walker; b. Nov. 25, 1844; m. Albert H. Seel- 

ey, Nov. 25, 1875. They have no children. 

3022. Mary Louisa Walker; b. July 5, 1848; d. Dec. 27, 1848. 

3023. Charles Pinkney Walker; b. July 17, 1850; d. Aug. 26, 

1853. 

3024. William Cyrus Walker; b. Sept. 2, 1852; d. June 5, 1887. 

3025. George Edwin Walker; b. Sept. 25, 1856. He is unmar- 

ried (1898), and lives in Eushville, 111. He is the only 
living descendant of Joseph Gilmore Walker, by the 
name of Walker. 

3026. Lucilla Ann Walker; b. Dec. 14, 1858; m. John Scripps 

Bagby March 27, 1879. 4 children +. 

3027. Susan McCrosky Walker; b. April 13, 1862; m. Frank L. 

Stevenson Sept. 19, 1882. 6 children +. 



382 DESCENDANTS OF 

LUCILLA ANN Walker^ (3026) (Pinkney% Cyrus^ Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. Dec. 14, 1858; m. John Scripps Bagby 
March 27, 1879. He is the son of John C. Bagby, Judge of the Cir- 
cuit Court, and Mary Agnes Scripps Bagby. He was b. Feb. 28, 
1853. 4 children, viz : 

3028. John Walker Bagby; b. April 7, 1880; is in the telegraph 

department of The Kansas City Star. 

3029. Susan Lucilla Bagby; b. Feb. 18, 1882; d. Jan. 28, 1884. 

3030. Katherine McAllister Bagby ; b. Oct. 29, 1884. 

3031. Francis Cyrus Bagby; b. May 23, 1886. 

SUSAN McCEOSKY Walker", (3027) (Pinkney^ Cyrus*, Alex- 
ander^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. April 13, 1862; m. Frank L. Stev- 
enson Sept. 19, 1882. Mr. Stevenson is the son of William Steven- 
son, "who served as Minister in the Methodist Church over fifty years. 
6 children, viz : 

3032. William Pinkney Stevenson; b. June 24, 1883. 

3033. Albert Seeley Stevenson; b. Dec. 8, 1884. 

3034. Lou Cornelia Stevenson; b. May 18, 1887. 

3035. Frank Louis Stevenson, Jr. ; b. July 3, 1889. 

3036. Harriet Stevenson; b. March 3, 1893; d. Sept. 22, 1893. 

3037. Helen Susan Stevenson; b. Nov. 15, 1894. 

LOUISA CAEOLINE Walker^ (3005) (Joseph G.^ Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. Jan. 15, 1817; m. Ephraim Banning on May 
12, 1842. She, when sixteen years old, moved with her father to Mc- 
Donough County, 111. After she m. Mr. Banning they moved to 
Kansas, where he d. Nov. 8, 1878. She d. Aug. 10, 1887, and they 
are both buried at Brookfield, Mo. 9 children, viz : 

3038. Joseph Gilmer Banning; b. March 8, 1843. He was a 

Union soldier and served in the 12th Missouri Cavalry 
Volunteers. 

3039 Pinkney Asa Banning ; b. July 22, 1845. He was a Union 
soldier and served in the 12th Missouri Cavalry Volun- 
teers. He was wounded at the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 
15, 1864. He d. from his wound Jan. 27, 1865, and is 
buried in the National Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn. 

3040. Elizabeth Mary Banning; b. Jan. 31, 1847. 



JOHN WALKER. 383 

3041. Ephraim Banning; b. July 21, 1849, in McDonough 

County, 111. ; m. Lucretia Thalia Lindsley Oct. 22, 1878. 
3 children +. 

3042. Thomas Allen Banning; b. Jan. 16, 1851, on a farm in 

McDonough County, 111. ; m. Sarah J. Hubbard Dec. 21, 
1875. 6 children +. 

3043. Cyrus Walker Banning; b. Jan. 4, 1853. 

3044. Hubert Ashley Banning; b. June 7, 1855. 

3045. Cynthia Ellen Banning; b. March 6, 1857. 

3046. Martha Bell Banning; b. June 12, 1860. 

EPHEAIM Banning^ (3041) (Louisa C.^ Joseph G.*, Alexan- 
der^, Alexander-, John^) ; b. July 21, 1849, in McDonough County, 
111. He became a lawyer and located in Chicago, 111., in the summer 
of 1871, where he is still (1902) living and practicing his profes- 
sion, in which he has been very successful. He m. Lucretia Thalia 
Lindsley Oct. 22, 1878. 3 children, viz : 

3047. Pierson Worrall Banning; b. Sept. 13, 1879. 

3048. Walker Banning; b. Feb. 9, 1882. 

3049. Ephraim Banning; b. Aug. 7, 1885. 

THOMAS ALLE^ Banning** (3042) (Louisa C.^ Joseph G:\ 
Alexander^, Alexander % John^) ; b. Jan. 16, 1851, on a farm in Mc- 
Donough County, 111. He adopted the law as Ms profession, and re- 
moved to Chicago, 111., in Jan., 1873, where he is still (1902) prac- 
ticing. He is a very successful lawyer; m. Sarah J. Hubbard Dec. 
21, 1875. 6 children, viz: 

3050. Samuel Walker Banning; b. Nov. 16, 1878. 

3051. Edith Banning; b. Jan. 11, 1882. 

3152. Helen Banning; b. Dee. 16, 1884; d. in Brussels, Belgium, 
Oct. 15, 1899 ; buried in Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte, 
Indiana. 

3053. Thomas Hubbard Banning; b. April 12, 1886. 

3054. Sarah Louise Banning; b. June 25, 1888. 

3055. Dorothea Esther Banning; b. Aug. 11, 1894. 

LUCETTA ANN Walker^ (3011) (Joseph G.% Alexander^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. James Broadus, and d. within one year after mar- 
riage, leaving no children. He was a Methodist minister. After 



384 DESCENDANTS OF 

Lucetta's death he m. again and went to California. She was the 
first child of Joseph Gr. Walker, by his second wife. 

KATHEEINE MAEGAEET Walker^ (3012) (Joseph Gilmer*, 
Alexander^ Alexander^ John^) ; b. Jan. 12, 1833; d. April 7, 1891; 
lived in Greenbush, 111. ; m. William Lewis Early, June 7, 1854. He- 
was b. April 21, 1831. Children : 

3056. Sarah May Early; b. May 1, 1855; d. July 22, 1855. 

3057. Charles Lewis Early; b. Oct. 5, 1856; d. Nov. 21, 1860. 

3058. Jessie Bell Early; b. Feb. 22, 1858. 

3059. Mary Lincoln Early; b. April 16, 1860; m. Dr. Milo A. 

Willy Nov. 24, 1887. 3 children +. 

3060. William Gaston Early; b. Sept. 27, 1863 ; m. Winnie Bar- 

nard Aug. 25, 1898. 

3061. Percy Walker Early; b. April 28, 1865 ; m. Olive Annette 

Otis March 9, 1891. 2 children +. 

3062. Earnest Eolan Early; b. Aug. 4, 1867. 

3063. John Scott Early; b. Aug. 14, 1869; m. Mildred Butler 

Oct. 18, 1894. 1 child +. 

3064. James Eandolph Early; b. Aug. 12, 1872. 

3065. Joseph Gilmer Early; b. Sept. 14, 1874. 

3066. Pinkney Arthur Early; b. Dec. 1, 1877. 

MAEY LINCOLN" Early (3059) ; m. Dr. Milo A. Willy. 3 chil- 
dren, viz: 

3067. Eoy Early Willy; b. Dec. 2, 1889. 

3068. Walter Milo Willy; b. Oct. 29, 1891. 

3069. Ealph Gilmer Willy; b. April 20, 1893. 

PEECY WALKEE Early (3061) and his wife, Olive A. Otis, 
had 2 children, viz : 

3070. Eose Metta Early; b. Sept. 6, 1892. 

3071. Lewis Walker Early; b. May 18, 1899. 

JOHN S. Early (3063) and his wife, Mildred, had 1 child, viz: 

3072. Ada Garnet Early; b. Nov. 12, 1895; d. Feb. 18, 1897. 

CYNTHIA Walker^ (3013) (Joseph^ Alexander^ Alexander^, 
John^). Her exact age is not known, but she was about 4 years 



JOHN WALKER. 385 

older than her sister Ann G. She was b. in Columbia, Ky. ; m. Dr. 
James M. Eandolph. She d. at Plymouth, Hancock County, 111. 1 
child, viz: 

3073. Mary Cynthia Eandolph; b. April 14, 1864 or 1865; d. 

young. 

ELLEN Walker^ (3014) (Joseph Gr.\ Alexander^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; m. Charles Allen Gilchrist, who was b. Feb. 13, 1834, in 
Vermont. She d. Aug. 12, 1898, in Brookfield, Mo., at the home of 
Edward M. Gilchrist. He was Lieutenant-General during the 
Spanish- American War. 8 children, as follows: 

3074. Joseph Gilmer Gilchrist ; m. Henrietta Keeche of Mt. Car- 

roll, 111. 2 children +. 

3075. Minerva Frances Gilchrist; m. Lansing P. Wood; resides 

in Albany, IST. Y. 2 children +. 

3076. Charles Gilchrist. 

3077. Magnolia Vick Gilchrist; an artist; m. Leslie Lindell 

Cleveland. Their home is in Franklyn Falls, N. H. 

3078. Helen Ferris Gilchrist; d. Aug. 23, 1895. 

3079. Eobert Allen Gilchrist; Tallahasse, Fla. ; civil engineer. 

3080. Edward Percy; attending Columbia Law School (1899). 

3081. Anna Mary Gilchrist; a teacher at Port Deposit, Md. 

• JOSEPH GILMEE Gilchrist (3074) ; m. Henrietta Keeche. 2 
children, viz: 

3082. Magnolia Ellen Gilchrist. 

3083. Velma Jane Gilchrist. 

MINEEVA FEAISTCES Gilchrist (3075) ; m. Lansing P. Wood. 
2 children, viz: 

3084. Charles Gilchrist Wood. 

3085. Helen P. Wood. 

SUSAN FLOEA Walker^ (3016) (Joseph G.\ Alexander^, Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. June 2, 1837; d. in July, 1898; m. John Scott 
in 1858. He was a son of John and Eachel F. Eandolph Scott. She 
was a sister of Nathaniel Eandolph, whose son, James, m. (1) Cyn- 
thia and (2) her sister, Ann G. Walker. Several children; two liv- 
ing in 1900, viz : 

-8T 



386 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

3086. Annetta Percy Scott (twin). 

3087. Lucetta Pinkney Scott (twin). 

SAMUEL PEPtCY Walker^ (3017) (Joseph G.", Alexander^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. Aug. 9, 1839; enlisted in the 2nd Illinois 
Cavalry Aug. 6, 1861 ; promoted to Captain of the 12th Louisiana 
Eegiment Aug. 1, 1862, and served until the close of the war, seeing 
much hard service. After the close of the war he made his home 
with his sister, Louisa Banning, in Brookfield, Mo., where he d. Peb. 
1870, of consumption; was a member of the Presbyterian Church of 
Brookfield. 

ANN GILMER Walker^ (3018) (Joseph G.*, Alexander^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Aug. 2, 1841 ; m. Sept. 25, 1866, Dr. James M. F. 
Randolph, husband of her sister, Cynthia. He was b. Aug. 26, 1818, 
in Gettysburg, Penn., son of Nathaniel and Ann Eliza (Bigham) 
Randolph. The name being until about three generations ago Fitz- 
Randolph, when the Fitz was dropped from the name. After her 
mother's death Ann Walker lived for several years with her mother's 
sister, Mrs. Rice Maxey (Lucy Pope Bell) of Kentucky. Her home 
is at Grandin, Carter County, Mo. Dr. Randolph d. April 14, 1876. 
4 children, viz: 

3088. Walter Erwin Randolph; b. in Carthage, 111., July 3, 

1867; killed by the cars at Ft. Madison, la., June 16, 
1879. 

3089. James Percy Randolph; b. July 11, 1869; resides at St. 

Joseph, Mo.; m. Sarah J. Barrett of Chicago, dau. of 
Colonel N. A. Barrett. They have one child (See No. 
3113) +. 

3090. Anna Eliza Randolph ; b. Dec. 11, 1873 ; d. Aug. 28, 1874. 

3091. Arthur Gilmer Randolph; b. Jan. 13, 1876; resides at St. 

Joseph, Mo. (1899) ; graduated from Rush Medical Col- 
lege, and the following August secured the position of 
Examining Physician for the C. B. & Q. R. R. He is at 
present (1902) with the Missouri Lumber and Mining 
Co., at Grandin, Mo. 

ABNER Walker* (2960) (Alexander^ Alexander-, John^) ; 
b. August 10, 1796. He emis:rated to Illinois in 1830. He 



JOHN WALKEK. 387 

was a natural mechanic; bnilt many water-mills for grinding 
grain; also built a great many houses — one that he built 
for his brother, Cyrus, in 1836, was considered at the time it 
was built to be one of the finest in Macomb. The first suction pump 
used in that section was of his manufacture, and nothing better has 
succeeded it ; this was in the early forties. He m. Jane Damron Oct. 
20, 1839, in Kentucky. He d. in Grreenbush, Warren County, 111., 
of Asiatic cholera, June 32, 1857. His wife d, in the spring of 1855 
in the same place. Of their 10 children, all except two were b. in 
McDonough County, 111. The children were : 

3093. George Alexander Walker ; m. Sarah Hedge. 6 children+ 

3093. Cyrus Allen Walker; d. in Macomb in May, 1833. 

3094. Mary Walker; b. Sept., 1834; m. Squier Buzan in 1854. 

8 children +. 

3095. Lawson Walker; b. 1836; d. of cholera in June, 1851, in 

Greenbush, 111. 

3096. Abigail Walker; b. 1838; d. of cholera in June, 1851. 

3097. Cornelia Walker; b. 1840; d. in infancy. 

3098. Joseph Gilmer Walker; b. 1843 +. 

3099. John Kelso Walker; b. 1845; m. Ann Jewell. 6 chil- 

dren +. 

3100. Mildred Walker; b. 1847; m. Eichard Fouke in 1870. 

Their home is in Brown County, Kas. 

3101. Chloe Walker; b. 1851 ; d. young. 

GEOEGE ALEXANDEE Walker (3093) ; d. in Warren County, 
111., in 1871; m. Sarah Hedge in Dec, 1850. 6 children, viz: 

3103. Laura Walker; b. 1857; m. Harvey Eice. He was killed 
by lightning, 1876, near Abingdon, 111. 3 children. 
She then m. Mr. Stone. 3 children +. 

3103. Frank Walker; b. 1861. 

3104. Clinton Walker; b. 1863. 

3105. George Walker; b. 1865; m. Ettie Eich; live on a farm 

near Abingdon. 3 daughters. 

3106. Dottie Walker; b. 1868. 

3107. May Walker; b. 1870. 

LAUEA Walker (3103), had by Harvey Eice the 3 following 
children, and by Mr. Stone the 3 following children : 



388 DESCE^-DANTS OF 

3108. Clifton Eice; d. young. 

3109. Clifford Eice; a lawj-er in Galesburg, 111. . 

3110. Eva Eice ; m. Mr. Messpley. He is an electrician. 

3111. Otis Stone. 

3112. George Stone. 

JAMES PEECY Eandolph (3089) ; m. Sarah J. Barrett. 1 
child, viz : 

3113. Dorothy Barrett Eandolph; b. April 2, 1899. 

MAEY Walker^ (3094) (Abner*, Alexander^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. Sept., 1834; m. Squier J. Buzan, a merchant in Warren 
County, 111., in 1854. Their 8 children were : 

3114. Fanny Buzan; b. 1855; d. young. 

3115. Harry A. Buzan; b. Sept., 1856; d. in Holt County, Mo., 

in 1875. 

3116. Carrie Buzan; b. April, 1858; d. young. 

3117. Eva Buzan; b. 1860; m. Galen E. Anderson, 1884; d. 

three months after marriage. She was a teacher. 

3118. Chancy Buzan; b. 1862; went to Arizona in 1883; is in 

the stock business; m. and has 2 sons +. 

3119. ISTellie Buzan; b. 1865; has a milliner}^ store in Parsons, 

Kansas. 

3120. Frank Buzan; b. 1870; is with his brother, Chancy. 

3121. Pearl Buzan ; b. 1873 ; m. Fred W. Kester in 1894. They 

were m. in St. Joseph, Mo. ; now reside in Kansas City, 
Mo. He is in the wholesale dry goods business. 

CHANCY Buzan (3118) ; m. . 2 children, viz: 

3122. Harry Walker Buzan. 

3123. Fred Walker Buzan. 

JOSEPH GILMOEE Walker^ (3098) (AbnerS Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. 1843; enlisted in Company E, 33rd Illinois 
Infantry-, July, 1861; taken prisoner in the fall of 1861 at Pilot 
Knob, Mo. ; was exchanged ; taken sick with brain fever at Helena, 
Ark. ; was placed on a boat and sent North. The family were noti- 
fied, and his brother, George, went to St. Louis to meet him, but all 
he could learn was that his brother was dead; this was in Aug., 1862". 



JOHN WALKER. 389 

JOHN KELSO Walker=^ (3099) (Abner% Alexander^ Alexan- 
der^, John^) ; b. Jan. 28, 1845; is a farmer and resides at Littleton, 
Col. ; m. Jan. 30, 1867, Ann Jewell ; served 3 years in the Civil War, 
Company H, 83rd Illinois Infantry. Their 6 children are : 

3124. Egbert S. Walker; b. Nov. 16, 1S67; is a civil engineer; 

resides at Trail, B. C. 

3125. Jennie Walker; b. April 26, 1869; resides at Littleton, 

Colorado. 

3126. Lizzie Walker; b. Aug. 21, 1870; m. Johnson Wade; re- 

side at Atchison, Kas. 

3127. Frank Walker; b. March 6, 1873; is in the mining busi- 

ness at Cripple Creek, Col. 

3128. Nellie Walker; b. Dec. 24, 1872; m. S. Jull; resides at 

Littleton, Col. 

3129. Geo. A. Walker; b. June 21, 1882; lives at Littleton, Col. 

CYNTHIA Walker* (2961) (Alexander^ Alexander-, JohnM ; 
b. March 25, 1798; m. Sanders Campbell. They moved to McDon- 
ough County, 111., thence to Kansas. They were both members of the 
Presbyterian Church, he being an elder for many years. He d. at 
Mapleton, Kas., in 1870, aged 72 years. She d. at the same place 
June 14, 1892, being almost blind for several years before her death ; 
both buried at Mapleton. 10 children, viz : 

3130. Alexander Campbell; d. young, in Adair County, Ky. 

3131. Mary Jane Campbell; b. June 3, 1822; m. Dr. Thomas 

Pitt Montgomery. 5 children +. 

3132. Elizabeth Campbell; m. Dessaix Keddick, then Jesse Fitz- 

gerald. 6 children +. 

3133. John Allen Campbell; m. Margareta Rice. 6 children +. 

3134. Susan G. Campbell ; b. Sept. 13, 1831 ; m. Dr. J. T. Neal. 

3 children +. 

3135. Margaret Campbell; m. Wesley Jones. She d. on Camp 

Creek in 1852. No children. 

3136. Cynthia Campbell; d. at Clary's Grove, Sangamon Coun- 

ty, 111. 

3137. Cyrus Campbell; m. Sarah Greenfield. 7 children +. 

3138. James Campbell ; d. young. 

3139. Andrew Campbell ; d. young. 



390 DESCENDANTS OF 

MARY JAXE CampbelP (3131) (Cynthia*, Alexander^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. June 3, 1822, in Adair County, Ky. In 1830 
she came with her parents from Kentucky to Illinois. They went 
first to Sangamon County, and in 1831 removed to McDonough 
County. She was a prominent member of the Methodist Church, 
and lived a consistent Christian life; was m. to Dr. Thomas Pitt 
Montgomery May 16, 1843. He was b. in Adair County, Ky., April 
28, 1821. He was the son of Pitt Montgomery and his wife, Louisa 
"Wakefield. Pitt Montgomery's sister, Cjoithia, m. Judge Ben Mon- 
roe, and another sister. Flora Montgomery, m. Cyrus Walker. After 
his parents d. he was cared for by Cyrus Walker and his wife, who 
assisted him to obtain an education; graduated from the St. Louis 
Medical College and began the practice of medicine in Plymouth, 
111., afterwards removing to California ; d. in Downey, Cal., Feb. 27, 
1873; was a member of the Methodist Church. She d. while on a 
visit to her father in McDonough County, Sept. 28, 1855, and was 
buried in Camp Creek Cemetery. After Mary Jane's death, on April 
24, 1856, Mr. Montgomery m. Mrs. M. J. WestfaU. 5 children, viz : 

3140. Sanders Pitt Montgomery; b. Feb. 11, 1845; lived with 

Ms grandfather in Kansas; m. Ellen Craig first, then 
Miss Coffee. 

3141. Cynthia Ann Montgomery; b. Oct. 20, 1847 +. 

3142. Mar}^ Eliza Montgomery; b. Sept. 9, 1850; d. Feb. 15, 

1861. 

3143. Thomas Andrus Montgomery; b. March 2, 1853; single in 

1899. 

3144. John Cyrus Montgomery; b. Dec. 30, 1850; d. March 4, 

1860. 

CYNTHIA ANN Montgomery^ (3141) (Mary Jane^ Cynthia*, 
Alexander^, Alexander-, John^) ; m. John Bell Monroe at her fath- 
er's home in Ukiah, Cal., May 26, 1869. He is a son of Andrew 
Monroe (b. in Westmoreland Count}', Ya.) and his wife, Elizabeth 
Wood Bell (b. in Kentucky). He was b. Feb. 2, 1834, in Barren 
County, Ky. ; reside at Norwalk, Cal. They have 2 children, viz : 

3145. Wm. Montgomery Monroe; b. May 23, 1871; not married. 

3146. Thomas Andrew Monroe; b. May 22, 1873; not married. 

ELIZABETH CampbelP (3132) (C}Tithia*, Alexander^ Alex- 



JOHN WALKER. 391 

ander-, John^) ; m. (1) Dessaix Eeddick, and moved to Bourbon 
County, Kansas. 6 children, viz: 

3147. Millard Eeddick. 

3148. Jane Eeddick. 

3149. Ann Eeddick; m. James Courtney. 

3150. Mary Eeddick; m. JSTelson Carmine. 

After the death of her husband, Dessaix Eeddick, in 1860, Eliza- 
beth Eeddick m. Jesse Fitzgerald. They had 3 children, viz: 

3151. Ellen Fitzgerald; m. Mr. Parkison. 
3153. Elizabeth Fitzgerald; m. H. Carmine. 

JOHN ALLEN CampbelP (3133) (Cynthia^ Alexander^ Alex- 
ander-, John^) ; m. in Kansas to Margareta Eice. He removed to 
Buena Park, Cal, in 1874. 6 children, viz : 

3153. Charles Wesley Campbell; m. Electa Sherwood. 

3154. Eose B. Campbell; m. Elbert Wright in Central America 

in 1884. She d. in Los Angeles, Cal., in 1885. 

3155. Laura Jane Campbell. 

3156. Cyrus Neal Campbell; m. Aida Bollus in Ohio in 1886. 

He is a merchant in Minneapolis, Minn. 

3157. Lida May Campbell; m. S. Haslem at Winchester, Cal., in 

1891. 4 children +. 

3158. Perry Allen Campbell; the youngest son; was killed by a 

mule in San Diego County, Cal., on April 7, 1885. 

LIDA MAY Campbell (3157) ; m. S. Haslem. 4 children, viz: 

3159. Eaymond Haslem. 

3160. Stuart Haslem. 

3161. Laura Fern Haslem. 
3163. Aida Margaret Haslem. 

SUSAN G. Campbell^ (3134) (Cynthia^ Alexander^, Alexan- 
der-, John^) ; b. in Sangamon Count}^, 111., Sept. 13, 1831; m. Dr. 
J. T. Neal, and moved to Kansas from Illinois in 1857 ; settled in 
Bourbon County. He was appointed U. S. Consul to Jamaica in 
1861, his wife accompanying him there, where he d. in 1863. She 
had returned to Kansas some time previous to her husband's death. 
After his death she m. in 1883, William Baker. He d. at Mapleton, 



392 DESCENDANTS OF 

Xas., in 1886. She then m. Samuel G. Cady in 1894; resides at 
Clear Lake, Washington. Her mother was a helpless invalid for 8 
years previous to the time of her death, which occurred when she was 
over 90 years old. She lived with and was cared for by her daugh- 
ter, Susan, for about 15 years previous to the time of her death. 3 
children, viz : 

3163. Mary E. Neal ; b. Aug. 7, 1851 ; d. Aug. 22, 1852. 

3164. John A. Neal ; b. July 18, 1853 ; d. Oct. 10, 1855. 

3165. Sanders F. Neal; b. Dec. 3, 1856; m. April 7, 1878, to 

Eose Tippy. 1 child, viz : 
3166. Nellie Neal. 

CYRUS CampbelP (3137) (Cynthia^ Alexander^ Alexander-, 
John^) ; lived in Kansas; m. Sarah Greenfield at Mapleton, Kas. 
He served in the war in General Lane's division, and took an active 
part in defending his state against invasion; moved to Colorado in 
1874. Their 7 children were : 

3167. Mildred Campbell; m. William Mallet. 

3168. Cora Campbell; m. Mr. Thomas. 

3169. Eoy Campbell. 

3170. Josephine Campbell. 

3171. Walter Campbell. 

3172. Maud Campbell. 

3173. Nelly Campbell. 

MARGARET Walker^ (2962) (Alexander^ Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. Jan. 7, 1800 ; m. John Calhoun in 1824. She d. in Columbia, 
Adair County, Ky., Jan. 4, 1828. He d. April, 1834. 3 children, 
viz: 

3174. Mary Magdaline Calhoun; d. near Montpelier, Adair 
County, Ky., Jan. 4, 1827. 

3175. Esther Calhoun; d. in infancy. 

3176. Flora Calhoun; d. in infancy. 

ALLEN H. Walker* (2963) (Alexander^ Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. Jan. 2, 1802 ; m. Maxamelia Rice at her mother's home in Green 
County, Ky., Jan. 18, 1825, Rev. Robinson officiating. She was a 
daughter of Benjamin Rice, who married a dau. of Wm. Walker, and 
a granddaughter of Rev. David Rice, commonly called "Father 



JOHN WALKER. 393 

Eice/' who was one of the early Presbyterians of Kentucky. She d. 
Feb. 7, 1866, at Camp Creek. He d. at the same place Aug. 30, 
1858. They began housekeeping in a small log house, but after a few 
years built a comfortable home near that of his father's. Near the 
old log house where the oldest two children were born was a beautiful 
spring, nestling among the grove of sugar trees, and near by was one 
of those singular blowing caves, the opening of which was in the side 
of a steep cliff; the current of air was very strong, and so cool that 
milk set upon the shelving rock kept cool for hours in the heat of 
summer. Allen's father moved to Illinois, and bought the old farm 
and moved his family there. The house was of brick, built in the 
old English style, with basement and back cellars in abundance. The 
family attended the Shiloh Church, which was about a mile distant 
from their home. About 1835 he gave his two slaves their liberty, 
settled up his affairs in Kentucky and removed to Illinois. His cou- 
sin, Joseph Walker, and family accompanying them ; the journey was 
made in covered wagons. Allen Walker purchased 320 acres of land 
and built a house on the N. W. quarter of section 35. An incident 
which happened prior to his leaving Kentucky deserves mention here. 
Allen Walker was sheriff and it was his duty to go after and, if cap- 
tured, return to their owners runaway slaves. On one occasion the 
fugitive was a bright little boy, who had been mysteriously carried 
away by his mother. The boy was found and returned to the slave 
buyer, but at the same time Allen Walker as sheriff delivered the 
boy, he handed over his commission as sheriff, saying he never would 
hold an office that made it a man's duty to rob mothers of their chil- 
dren. The first Presbyterian Church on Camp Creek was organized 
in 1839 at Joseph McCrosky's barn, most of its members having 
come from the church at Shiloh, Ky. The building was not erected 
until 1843, the Schuyler Presbytery meeting there the same year. 

Know All Men by These Presents, That I, Allen Walker, of 
Adair County, being the owner of a certain negro man slave, named 
David, and a negro woman slave, named Celah, and being desirous 
that said David and Celah should enjoy their natural liberty without 
molestation, and for the purpose of evidencing that desire, and con- 
ferring that privilege on said negroes, I do hereby emancipate and 
forever set free, the said David and Celah. Given under my hand 
and seal this fifth day of January, 1835. 

Allen Waleer (Seal). 



394 descen^dants of 

Kentucky, Adair County : 

I, William Caldwell, Clerk of the Countj^ Court for the County 
aforesaid, do hereby certify that at a County Court began and held 
for said County on Monday, the 5th day of January, 1835, this deed 
of emancipation from Allen Walker to his slaves, David and Celah, 
was exhibited in open court and acknowledged by said Walker to be 
his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon I have re- 
corded the said deed of emancipation together with this certificate 
in my office. 

Witness my hand this date aforesaid. 

William Caldwell, C. A. C. C. 

The above is recorded in Book I., Page 18. 

Examined. Test. Wm. Caldwell, C. A. C. C. 

Allen Walker and his wife, Maxamelia Eice Walker, were the par- 
ents of the following ten children : 

3177. Lucille Stanley Walker +. 

3178. Benjamin Walker; b. in Kentucky, and d. on Camp Creek, 

aged about 13 years. 

3179. Mary A. Walker; m. Eobert F. Anderson. 9 children +. 

3180. Margaret Walker; b. in Kentucky, and d. on Camp Creek, 

aged about 17 years. 

3181. Nancy Jane Walker; b. in Kentucky, and d. in Illinois, 

1866. 

3182. Allen Alexander Walker; m. Mary L. Savage. 2 chil- 

dren +. 

3183. Sarah Eliza Walker ; b. about 1839 ; d. young. 

3184. Amelia C. Walker; m. J. G. McGaughy. 6 children +. 

3185. Theophilus Gilmer Walker; m. Emma C. Thompson. 3 

children +. 

3186. Joseph A. Walker; m. Josephine Marshall. 3 children +. 

LUCILLE STANLEY Walker^ (3177) (Allen*, Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. Jan. 30, 1826. She joined the Presbyterian 
Church when quite young; m. June, 1846, to Thomas J. Kisbit of 
Cass County. He was a farmer. He d. in Virginia, 111., Jan., 1891. 
She d. March, 1889 ; members of Presbyterian Church. 5 children, 
viz: 



JOHN WALKER. 395 

3187. John Msbit; d. in infancy. 

3188. Benjamin Nisbit; d. in infancy. 

3189. Amelia Eice Kisbit; b. 1852; d., aged 25 years. 

3190. Elizabeth Denny Nisbit; b. 1855; d. at the age of 17 

years; m. George W. Matthews of Kansas City, Mo. 

3191. Thomas Walker Nisbit; b. 1863. He graduated from 

Jacksonville, 111., College; was for some time connected 
with the Farmers' National Bank of Virginia, 111., but 
on account of poor health moved on to a farm. He is an 
elder in the Providence Church; m. Oct. 30, 1890, to 
Clara McHenry, dau. of John McHenry. 3 children, 
viz: 

3192. Thomas Walker Msbit, Jr.; b. Aug. 25, 1891. 

3193. John McHenry Nisbit; b. April 6, 1894. 

3194. Eugene Goodspeed Nisbit; b. Oct. 23, 1896. 

MARY A. Walker^ (3179) (Allen*, Alexander^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. near Columbia, Ky., Nov. 14, 1829. Her father moved 
to Illinois when she was six j^ears old; joined the Presbyterian 
Church when quite young. While attending school in Macomb she 
met Robert F. Anderson, whom she m. April 6, 1848. He was also 
from Kentucky. They went West and located near Kansas City, but 
later went to Paola, and then to Sedgwick County, Kas. They were 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Here they were in- 
strumental in establishing a church and Sabbath-School. He d. 
Nov. 2, 1880; was thrown from a conveyance and received injuries 
from which he died in a few days ; was a member of the Congrega- 
tional Church. Their nine children were : 

3195. Edward Leondon Anderson; b. Oct. 5, 1849; d. of con- 

sumption May 15, 1872; a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 

3196. Mary Isabel Anderson; b. May 21, 1852; m. a stockman, 

J. M. Hall, July 16, 1873 ; members of Baptist Church. 
1 child +. 

3197. Cora Anna Anderson; b. Nov. 8, 1853; m. Oct. 2, 1872, 

Harry Nye. 5 children +. 

3198. Lucilla Jane Anderson; m. H. S. Hall. 10 children +. 

3199. Robert Henry Anderson; b. Jan. 8, 1858. 



396 DESCENDANTS OE 

3200. Allen Walker Anderson; b. Oct. 24, 1860; is with his 

brother, Eobert H., in Earlboro, Okla.; m. Mattie Tol- 
man of Wichita, Kas., in 1894. 

3201. Sarah E. Anderson; b. April 9, 1863; member of the 

Presbyterian Church ; is a successful music teacher ; lives 
with her mother in Shawnee, Okla. 

3202. Amelia Eice Anderson; b. March 38, 1865; m. Dec. 23, 

1883, J. H. Ogan. 4 children +. 

3203. Nellie May Anderson; b. July 1, 1870. She received a 

fine musical education and is engaged in teaching music. 
She is a member of the Presbyterian Church. She and 
her sister, Sarah, live with their mother in Shawnee, 
Okla., near the sons. The mother, after undergoing the 
cares of raising a large family, and the privations inci- 
dent to all who go as pioneers to the great West, appears 
bright and cheerful, and is withal a lovely Christian 
character. 

MAEY ISABEL Anderson (3196) ; m. J. M. Hall. 1 child, viz : 

3204. Ina May Hall; graduated from Ottawa University in 

1897. 

COEA ANNA Anderson^ (3197) (Mary A.^ Allen*, Alexander% 
Alexander^, John^). She m. Oct. 2, 1872, Harry Nye, a cabinet 
maker. They reside in Paola, Kas., and with two of their children, 
are members of the Presbyterian Church. 5 children, viz : 

3205. Leon Nye ; m. Ida George of Paola, Kas. 1 child, d. young 

3206. Allen Nye. 

3207. Ethel Nye. 

3208. Belle Nye. 

3209. Alice Nye. 

LUCILLA JANE Anderson^ (3198) (Mary A.^ Allen*, Alex- 
ander^ Alexander^ John^) ; b. Jan. 1, 1856; m. Nov. 19, 1874, to 
H. S. Hall, a brother of J. M. Hall, who m. Mary Isabel Anderson. 
She is a member of the Congregational Church. Their home is near 
Sedgwick City, Kas. They are the parents of ten children, viz : 

3210. Eobert S. Hall; m. Carrie E. McGinnis Dec. 1, 1897. 

3211. Eva J. Hall. She is a graduate of Ottawa University. 



JOHN WALKER. 397 

3212. Helen Hall. 

3213. Ermina Hall. 

3214. Hugh S. Hall; d. aged two years. 

3215. Paul J. Hall. 

3216. Mary E .Hall. 

3217. Kenneth C. Hall. 

3218. Lncilla Hall. 

3219. Died unnamed. 

AMELIA EICE Anderson^ (3202) (Mary A.^ Allen*, Alexan- 
der^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. March 28, 1865; m. Dee. 23, 1883, 
J. H. Ogan of Sedgwick City. He is in the livery business. Mr. 
Ogan and wife are members of the Christian Church. 4 children, 
viz: 

3220. Eoy B. Ogan. 

3221. Walter A. Ogan. 

3222. Marie Ogan. 

3223. James H. Ogan. 

ALLEN" ALEXANDER Walker^ (3182) (Allen*, Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. Nov. 16, 1836, on Camp Creek, Scotland 
Township, 111.; attended the Academy at Prairie City, 111.; was a 
member of the Presbyterian Church; m. Sept., 1863, to Mary L. 
Savage of Cass County; lived at Good Hope, 111., until 1886, when 
he went to Macomb to live. He is an Elder in the Presbyterian 
Church of Good Hope, 111. Their 2 children were : 

3224. Spencer Allen Walker ; b. Aug. 31, 1864 ; m. Nellie Adams 

Nov. 11, 1886. 1 child +. 

3225. Elmer Theophilus Walker; b. March 24, 1867; is cashier 

of The Citizens' Bank of Macomb, 111., also a stock- 
holder; joined the Presbyterian Church while quite 
young; m. Mildred D. Hainline Sept. 16, 1891, dau. of 
the editor of the Macomb Journal. 1 child, viz : 
3226. Caroline Victoria Walker; b. Dee. 22, 1893. 

SPENCER ALLEN Walker (3224) ; m. Nellie Adams. 1 child, 
viz: 

3227. Ina Lucille Walker; b. June 7, 1889. 



398 DESCENDAXTS OF 

AMELIA C. Walker^ (3184) (Alleii% Alexande^^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. about 1841; m. J. G. McGaughy in the spring of 1863. 
She was a devoted Christian mother to their 6 children. She d. May 
31, 1873. 6 children, viz : 

3238. Nellie McGaughy; b. April 8, 1863; d. 1875. 

3229. Sarah Lucille McGaughy; b. July 3, 1864. She gradu- 

ated from Macomb Normal College; taught school for 
awhile; finished the course of study in the Bible Insti- 
tute of Chicago; was chosen Church Missionary of the 
Second Presbyterian Church of Scranton, Pa., which 
position she is now filling. 

3230. Amelia Marie McGaughy; b. Oct. 6, 1865. She graduated 

from Macomb Normal College; taught school for several 
years; finished a course of study at the Bible Institute 
of Chicago. She m. Sept. 9, 1895, Eev. S. A. Blair. 
They reside at Lake View, Minn. ; have one child +. 
3331. Thomas Walker McGaughy; b. March 1, 1867. He was 
educated by Mrs. Jane Vorhees of Macomb; graduated 
from Macomb Normal; took the degree of M. D. from 
the Northwestern University Medical College April, 
1892; practices in Pennington, 111.; m. Aug. 28, 1895, 
Bessie Harlan. They have 2 children. 

3232. John Allen McGaughy; b. Oct. 10, 1868; was educated at 

Lake Forest and Monmouth Colleges; graduated from 
the McCormick Theological College, and was ordained 
and installed as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Bushnell in 1897; m. Jessie Givler Aug. 12, 1897; was 
still pastor at Bushnell, 111., in 1899. 

3233. Hester McGaughy; b. Feb. 19, 1870. She received in- 

struction from Mrs. Vorhees of Macomb; received the 
degree of A. B. from the Monmouth College in the sum- 
mer of 1895 ; completed the course of study at the Bible 
Institute, Chicago, in 1898; sent her name as a candi- 
date for the foreign field of Missions to the Presbyterian 
Board of Foreign Missions, and was accepted in less than 
two weeks. She sailed for her new field of labor in Alla- 
habad, India, Sept. 11, 1898, and is there at the present 
time (1899). All of the above family are members of 
the Presbyterian Church. 



JOHX WALKER. 399 

AMELIA MAEIE McGaiighy (3230) ; m. Eev. S. A. Blair. 1 
child, viz : 

3330a. Bertha Blair; b. July, 1896. 

THEOPHILUS GILMER Walker^ (3185) (Allen*, Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. at Camp Creek May 5, 1843. He united 
with the Presbyterian Church when about 20 years of age; m. Dec. 

II, 1873, Emma C. Thomson, daughter of Eev. P. W. Thomson. 
They lived on a farm until 1895, when he bought a comfortable home 
in Macomb, where they still reside; has been a ruling elder in the 
church for a number of years ; was a member of the General Assem- 
bly held at Saratoga, N". Y., in 1894; had 3 children living in 1899. 
3 children, viz : 

3234. Wallace Allen Walker; b. Dec. 8, 1876; educated at Mary- 

ville College, Tenn., and Lake Forest College, 111. 

3235. Bertha Walker; b. Sept. 29, 1879. 

3236. Alta Walker; b. Aug. 24, 1881. 

JOSEPH A. Walker^ (3186) (Allen*, Alexander^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; resides in Scotland Township, McDonough County, 111., on 
a part of the old Allen Walker farm ; b. June 25, 1846 ; member of 
the Presbyterian Church; m. Josephine Marshall of Cass County, 

III. They have 3 children, viz : 

3237. Lillian A. Walker; b. 1873. 

3238. Minnie M. Walker; b. 1876. 

3239. A. Eice Walker; b. 1878. 

ALEXAI^DEE Walker* (2964) (Alexander^ Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. Dec. 19, 1803, and d. near Hopkinsville, Christian Coun- 
ty, Ky., Aug. 17, 1807; studied medicine; never married. 

JANE Walker* (2965) (Alexander^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. July 
4, 1805. She m. her cousin, John Walker (No. 2264). He was a 
son of William Walker, and grandson of Alexander Walker. John 
was b. in Eockbridge County, Va., 1790. He d. Nov. 8, 1870, near 
Macomb, 111. He removed from Adair County, Ky., to Clark Coun- 
ty, 111., about 1831, thence to McDonough County, 111., in 1833. He 
was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was in the battle of Tippecanoe. 
She d. a number of years previous to the time of her husband's death, 



400 DESCENDANTS OF 

and was buried in the Camp Creek Cemetery, She was a Presbyter- 
ian. Their 8 children were : 

3240. BeriUa Walker; b. May 3, 1826; m. James Tilford. 1 

child +. 

3241. Melissa Walker ; b. June 3, 1828 ; m. Dr. Matthew Faivre 

March 3, 1855. 4 children +. 

3242. Orion Fowler Walker; m. Jane Beaty. 8 children +. 

3243. Louisiana Walker; m. William Brooking. 6 children +. 

3244. Joseph T. Walker; m. Mary Alters. 5 children +. 

3245. Newton A. Walker; m. Fannie Garner. 5 children +. 

3246. William H. Walker; m. Mary Carr. 10 children +. 

3247. John L. Walker; b. April 23, 1843, and d. in infancy. 

BERILLA Walker (3240) ; m. James Tilford. 1 child, viz: 
3240a. Lucinda Tilford. 

MELISSA Walker^ (3241) (Jane*, Alexander^ Alexander-, 
John^) ; b. June 3, 1828; m. Dr. Matthew Faivre March 3, 1855. 4 
children, viz: 

3248. Ada Faivre ; d. in infancy. 

3249. Jennie Faivre; m. Albert Munsell. 

3250. Susie Faivre; m. Dr. Bussy. 

3251. Mary Faivre; m. Eev. H. Kleinfelter. 

OEION" FOWLER Walker^ (3242) (JaneS Alexander^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. March 18, 1830; farmer; m. Sept. 22, 1858, to 
Jane Beaty. Their 8 children are as follows : 

3252. G. F. Walker; b. June 23, 1859; m. Ann Potts. 3 chil- 

dren +. 

3253. Everly Walker; b. Dec. 17, 1860. 

3254. Lydia Walker; b. Dec. 3, 1862; m. Orren Chatterton. 4 

children +. 

3255. John Walker; b. May 8, 1865. 

3256. Newton Elmer Walker; b. Dec. 14, 1867; d. in infancy. 

3257. Francis Melissa Walker; b. Dec. 3, 1870; m. Elmer Green- 

up March 27, 1895. 

3258. Ernest Walker; b. April 2, 1873; m. Luella Oakman. 2 

children +. 
3359. Maud E. Walker; b. Nov. 16, 1880. 



JOHN WALKEE. 401 

G. F. Walker^ (3253) (Orion F.^ Jane*, Alexander', Alexander-, 
John^) ; b. June 23, 1859; m. Ann Potts Nov. 11, 1891. He is a 
practicing physician in Loomis, J^eb. 3 children, viz : 

3360. Lona Walker. 

3361. Lowell Walker. 
3363. Harold Walker. 

LYDIA Walker^ (3354) (Orion F.^ Jane*, Alexander^ Alexan- 
der^ John^) ; b. Dec. 3, 1863; m. Feb. 15, 1883, to Orren Chatter- 
ton. 4 children, viz: 

3363. Walter Chatterton; d. young. 

3364. Willie Chatterton; d. young. 

3265. Lucian Chatterton; d. young. 

3266. Charles Chatterton. 

EENEST Walker« (3258) (Orion F.% Jane*, Alexander', Alex- 
ander^ John^) ; b. April 2, 1873; m. Luella Oakman Oct. 14, 1896. 
2 children, viz : 

3267. Goldie Walker. 

3368. Son; name not given. 

LOUISIANA Walker^ (3243) (Jane*, Alexander', Alexander', 
John^) ; b. July 2, 1832; m. William Brooking, a farmer. 6 chil- 
dren, viz: 

3369. John Alexander Brooking; b. Sept. 20, 1851; d. young. 

3370. William A. Brooking; b. July 10, 1855. 

3371. Lucian T. Brooking; b. Jan. 4, 1858; m. Jennie Munsell 

March 11, 1879. He is a grain merchant in Nebraska. 
3 children +. 
3373. Frederick Brooking; b. Dec. 20, 1859; d. young. 

3273. Louie Brooking; b. Jan. 2, 1864; d. Jan. 30, 1877. 

3274. Dollie Brooking; b. June 15, 1869; m. Walter Winslow 

May 6, 1891. 

LUCIAN T. Brooking (3271) ; m. Jennie Munsell. 3 children, 
viz': 

3275. Albert Brooking. 

3276. William Brooking. 

3277. Earl Brooking. 



402 DESCENDANTS OF 

JOSEPH T. Walker^ (3244) (Jane*, Alexander^, Alexander^ 
John^) ; farmer; lives in Iowa; b. May 24, 1835. Joseph T. Walker 
served 3 years in the Civil War ; was at the Battle of Shiloh and other 
engagements; was a leading Methodist; m. Mary Alters, 1867. 
Their 5 children were: 

3278. Julian Walker; d. . 

3279. Perry Walker. 

3280. Andrew Walker. 

3281. Martha Walker. 

3282. Milo Walker. 

NEWTON A. Walker^ (3245) (Jane% Alexander^, Alexander^, 
John^) ; b. Dec. 27, 1837; m. Oct. 2, 1862, Fannie Garner. He was 
a minister in the Methodist Church from 1860 to the time of his 
death, which occurred in 1897; was Presiding Elder for 12 years, 
and was a delegate to four successive General Conferences; was con- 
sidered very successful as a revivalist. He d. in Kansas. 6 children, 
viz: 

3283. William Walker. 

3284. Sherman Walker. 

3285. John Walker. 

3286. Lora Walker (dead). 

3287. Ethel Walker. 

WILLIAM H. Walker^ (3246) (Jane^ Alexander^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; b. July 10, 1840. He served 3 years in the Civil War, in 
the 16th Illinois Volunteers. He m. Mary Carr in 1867. 10 chil- 
dren, viz: 

3288. Alma Walker. 

3289. Elmer E. Walker. 

3290. Nellie Walker. 

3291. Pred Walker. 

3292. Louisiana Walker. 

3293. Birdie Walker. 

3294. Walter Walker. 

3295. Eoy Walker. 

3296. Harlan Walker. 

3297. Lena Walker. 



JOHN WALKEE. 403 

AXDEEW HAMMOND Walker^ (2966) (Alexander, Alexan- 
der-, John^) ; b. Aug. 16, 1808, in Adair County, Ky. He attended 
school near home, studying Greek and Latin evenings at home by the 
light of pine knots, old fashioned fireplaces being commonly used 
then, and material for lights scarce. He attended a law school at 
Columbia, Ky., graduating in 1828, but never practiced. His father 
dying about this time, he, with his stepmother, brothers and sisters, 
moved to Illinois, settling in 1830 near Clara's Grove, Morgan Coun- 
ty. He taught school for awhile, but a deep fall of snow prevented 
the children from attending, and the school had to be abandoned. 
The family moved in 1831 to Camp Creek, McDonough County. He 
m. March 20, 1834, Jane Campbell, making their home in Walnut 
Grove Township. The nearest church organization, which the fam- 
ily often attended was 10 miles northeast of Macomb, they having to 
travel all this distance on horseback. He was at one time County 
Superintendent of Schools, being well fitted for the position. His 
wife was b. May 8, 1812, and d. Oct. 29, 1845. After liis first wife 
died he m. Jan. 31, 1850, Mrs. Mary Noel (her maiden name being 
Hogsett). His second wife moved to California with her son, Cyrus 
Abner, in 1892, and they now live at Mt. Sterling, Cal. She is a 
member of the Presbyterian Church, Cyrus being a Methodist. An- 
drew Walker d. Jan. 6, 1885. He visited his cousin, Joel Walker 
(No. 1828), in 1856, and made a copy of the original Walker Rec- 
ord compiled by Joel Walker. 

Children by the first marriage were : 

3298. Margaret Alexander Walker; m. Isaac G. L. Michaels, 

10 children +. 

3299. Alexander Campbell Walker; m. Susanna Maxwell, (2) 

Sarah J. Nicholson. 2 children +. 

3300. Joseph Gilmer Walker; m. Deborah E. Cowden, (2) Mrs. 

Annabell Morsgrove. 8 children +. 

3301. Mary Isabella Walker; m. Robert G. Scott. 6 children +. 
3303. Cynthia Ann Walker; m. Albert C. Axtell. 5 children +. 

By second marriage : 

3303. William Andrew Walker ; m. Edna Elvira Wooley. 7 chil- 

dren +. 

3304. Cyrus Abner Walker; m. Elizabeth L. Hill of Brown 

County, 111. +. 



404 DESCENDANTS OF 

3305. Montgomer}'- Allen Walker; m. Alice J. Morse. 1 child, 

who d. in infancy +. 

3306. Martha Jane Walker; b. June 11, 1857; d. of diphtheria, 

1858. 

3307. Marian Alice Walker; b. April 15, 1859 ; d. 1864. 

3308. Ellen Mahala Walker; b. Feb. 22, 1862; d. Feb., 1865, 

from scalding. 

MAEGAEET A. Walker^ (3298) (Andrew% Alexande^^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. April 22, 1835; m. Oct. 27, 1853, to Isaac G. L. 
Michaels. She moved to Chariton County, Mo., about 1880, where 
she d. July 10, 1882. They had 10 children, viz : 

3309. Samuel Andrew Michaels; b. Sept. 23, 1854, in Hender- 

son County, 111. ; m. Josephine Shirley. 4 children +. 

3310. Isaac Alexander Michaels; b. Feb. 25, 1856; d. Oct. 8, 

1856, in Henderson County, 111. 

3311. Wesley Gilmer Michaels; b. Sept. 11, 1857; m. Henrietta 

Lair. 8 children +. 

3312. Eobert Frederick Michaels; b. Aug. 16, 1859, in McDon- 

ough County, 111. ; m. Lucy White. 5 children +. 

3313. Anna Adelia Michaels; b. April 18, 1862, in McDonough 

County; m. Thomas Cowden. 2 children +. 

3314. Margaret Ellen Michaels; b. Aug. 25, 1864, in Franklin 

County, la. ; m. Benjamin Lair. 5 children +. 

3315. Wm. Trumbull Michaels; b. Jan. 15, 1867, in McDonough 

County; d. Feb. 2, 1867. 

3316. Fannie Clarissa Michaels; b. March 15, 1868, in Knox 

County, 111. ; m. John Stantref. 2 children +. 

3317. Mary Bell Michaels; b. April 22, 1871, in McDonough 

County, 111. ; d. Aug. 19, 1872. 
3318-. Effie Jane Michaels; b. Aug. 24, 1874, in McDonough 
County, 111.; m. Elmer Hurlbut Jan. 1, 1893; resides 
near Galva, 111. She is a member of the Methodist 
Church. 3 children, viz: 

3319. Earl Elmer Hurlbut; b. Jan. 30, 1894. 

3320. Martin Effie Hurlbut; b. June 14, 1896. 

3321. Edna Caroline Hurlbut; b. Dec. 23, 1898. 

SAMUEL ANDEEW Michaels* (3309) (Margaret', Andrew*, 



JOHN WALKER. 405 

Alexander^, Alexander-, John^) ; m. Josephine Shirley April 14, 
1886. He is a farmer and resides near Moberly, Mo. They have 4 
children, viz : 

3322. Ray Michaels; b. Dec. 29, 1887. 

3323. Frank Michaels; b. June 30, 1891. 

3324. Paul Michaels ; b. May 9, 1895. 

3325. Lee Michaels; b. March 5, 1897. 

WESLEY G. Michaels^ (3311) (Margaret% Andrew*, Alexan- 
der^, Alexander^, John^) ; m. Henrietta Lair Oct. 25, 1882. He is 
a farmer and resides near Moberl}^, Mo. They have 8 children, viz : 

3326. Margaret Catherine Michaels; b. July 5, 1883. 

3327. Walter Allen Michaels; b. Nov. 18, 1884. 

3328. Edith Myrtle Michaels; b. Dec. 25, 1885. 

3329. Frederick Gilmer Michaels; b. May 6, 1887. 

3330. Wm. Eussell Michaels; b. Aug. 24, 1889. 

3331. Homer Glen Michaels; b. Jan. 15, 1891. 

3332. Ola Belle Michaels; b. June 1, 1892. 

3333. Richard Darwin Michaels; b. Nov. 8, 1896. 

ROBERT F. Michaels*^ (3312) (Margaret^ Andrew*, Alexander^ 
Alexander^ John^) ; m. Lucy White Nov. 8, 1881; live near Mober- 
ly. Mo. 5 children, viz : 

3334. Linnie Belle Michaels; b. Aug. 10, 1882. 

3335. Finis Chester Michaels; b. Dec. 27, 1885. 

3336. Grace Michaels; b. Feb. 12, 1889; d. Feb. 23, 1889. 

3337. Glen White Michaels; b. June 10, 1893. 

3338. Vernon Michaels; b. Sept. 25, 1895. 

ANNA ADELIA Michaels^ (3313) (Margaret^ Andrew*, Alex- 
ander^ Alexander^, John^) ; m. Thomas Cowden Dec. 25, 1882, near 
Moberly, Mo. She belongs to the Methodist Church. They live near 
Galva, Henry County, 111. 2 children, viz: 

3339. Lawrence Cowden; b. June 23, 1885. 

3340. Flossie Cowden; b. Dec. 14, 1892. 

MARGARET ELLEN Michaels^ (3314) (Margaret^ Andrew*, 
Alexander^, Alexander", JohnM ; m. Benjamin Lair Dec. 24, 1885. 



406 DESCENDANTS OF 

He is a fanner. They reside near Moberly, Mo. She is a member 
of the Methodist Church. 5 children, viz: 

3341. Eachel Anne Lair; b. Feb. 6, 1887. 

3343. Benjamin Carl Lair; b. July 7, 1891 ; d. July 20, 1891. 

3343. Andrew Darwin Lair; b. Oct. 25, 1893. 

3344. Eay Lair (twin) ; b. Oct. 30, 1898. 

3345. Eoss Lair (twin) ; b. Oct. 30, 1898. 

FANNY CLAEISSA Michaels^ (3316) (Margaret^ Andrew*, 
Alexander", Alexander^ John^) ; m. John Stantref Feb. 26, 1884, 
near Salisbury, Chariton County, Mo.; live near Moberly, Mo. 2 
children, viz: 

3346. Ethel Daisie Stantref; b. March 15, 1885. 

3347. Earnest Edgar Stantref; b. June 7, 1890. 

ALEXANDEE C. Walker^ (3299) (Andrew^ Alexander^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. on Camp Creek Jan. 23, 1837. He m. Susanah 
Maxwell Oct. 28, 1858. They were m. in McDonough County. She 
d. June 11, 1859, leaving a young daughter, who d. two months later. 
About four years afterwards he m. Sarah J. Nixon of Hampton, la. 
He moved to Little Eiver, Kas. He is a member of the Congrega- 
tional Church ; is a farmer. They had 2 children, viz : 

3348. Charles C Walker; b. Sept. 1, 1864; m. Leona Brown 

Aug. 1, 1884. He is employed as ticket agent at Mc- 
Pherson, Kas. 3 children +. 

3349. Olive May Walker; b. June 22, 1869; m. George Weld 

Jan. 9, 1890. He is a merchant in Little Eiver, Kas. 

CHAELES C. Walker (3348) ; m. Leona Brown. 3 children, 
viz: 

3350. Harry Walker; b. Aug. 8, 1885. 

3351. Henry Walker; b. Sept. 6, 1887. 

3352. Guy Walker; b. Jan. 6, 1890. 

JOSEPH GILMEE Walker'^ (3300) (Andrew*, Alexander', 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. in Walnut Grove Township Feb. 26, 1839; 
m. Deborah E. Cowden of Burns, Henry County, 111. She d. May 
31, 1890. He then m. Mrs. Annabell Morsgrove of Kewanee, 111., in 



JOHN WALKER. 407 

1892. They are members of the Congregational Church; live in 
Salsbury (name of state not given). Their 8 children were: 

3353. Wm. Andrevr Walker; b. Feb. 15, 1863; m. Bertie Jacks. 

2 children +. 

3354. Kora Eebecca Walker; b. at Hampton, la.; d. young. 

3355. Sylbert Alexander Walker; b. Dec. 2, 1867; m. Nannie 

Jones. 3 children +. 

3356. Lilly Marion Walker; m. Eobert E. Davis. 5 children +. 

3357. Mary Elizabeth Walker; m. James H. Davis. 2 chil- 

dren +. 

3358. David Estalie Walker; b. in Henry County, 111.; d. in 

1874. 

3359. Margaret Ellen Walker; b. Oct. 24, 1880. 

3360. Anna Belle Walker; b. July, 1884; d. Aug., 1884. 

WILLIAM ANDEEW Walker^ (3353) ( Joseph^ Andrew*, Alex- 
ander^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. Feb. 15, 1863, at Hampton, la. He 
is a Presbyterian, and lives near Okarche, Okla. ; m. Bertie Jacks of 
Salisbury, Mo., Oct. 20, 1885. She d. in 1894. 2 children, viz : 

3361. WiUiam R. Walker; b. June 21, 1886. 

3362. Child, who d. young. 

SYLBERT ALEXANDER Walker^ (3355) (Joseph', Andrew*, 
Alexander*, Alexander^, John^) ; b. Dec. 2, 1867; m. Nannie Jones 
of Jacksonville, Mo., Aug., 1889; is a Presbyterian, and lives near 
Okarche, Okla. 3 children, viz: 

3363. Oval G. Walker; b. July 14, 1890. 

3364. Eliza C. Walker; b. Aug. 21, 1894. 

3365. William L. Walker; b. Sept., 1897. 

LILLY MARION Walker^ (3356) (Joseph^ Andrew*, Alexan- 
der^, Alexander-, John^) ; b. Aug. 11, 1870, in Henry County, 111.; 
m. Robert E. Davis May 30, 1887, at Salisbury, Mo. 5 children, 3 
d. in infancy: 

3366. Eva May Davis; b. Oct. 13, 1888. 

3367. Edgar L. Davis; b. March 12, 1896. 

MARY ELIZABETH Walker^ (3357) (Joseph^ Andrew*, Alex- 
ander^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. July 31, 1876; m. James H. Davis 



408 DESCENDANTS OF 

Oct. 4, 1894. Their home is in Salisbury, Mo. She is a Presbyter- 
ian. 2 children, one d. in infancy : 

2368. Mabel A. Davis; b. May 1, 1898. 

3369. ; name not given. 

MAEY ISABELLA Walker^ (3301) (Andrew*, Alexander^, 
Alexander^, John^; b. in Walnnt Grove Township Sept. 25, 1841; 
m. Eobert G-. Scott Dec. 24, 1857, in Walnnt Grove Township. He 
was a ruling elder in Shiloh Church, and d. Feb. 29, 1876, in Mc- 
Donough County, 111. 8 children, viz : 

3370. Alice Jane Scott; m. Edwin W. Fox. 6 children +. 

3371. William Preston Scott; b. Jan. 24, 1861, in Warren Coun- 

ty, lU. ; m. Dec. 30, 1897, Luly Edith Biddle of Axtell, 
Kas. He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church 
of Good Hope, 111. 

3372. Florence Mabel Scott; m. Fulton Walters. 2 children +. 

3373. Cynthia Eebecca Scott ; m. David Pennell. 4 children H". 

3374. Leila Ada Scott; m. Zalmon Hudson. 4 children +. 

3375. Eobert Scott; b. Nov. 24, 1869; d. young. 

3376. Andrew Walker Scott; b. Sept. 15, 1871, in McDonough 

County, 111. 

3377. Maggie Scott; b. April 15, 1876; d. April 28, 1876. 

ALICE JANE Scott« (3370) (Mary I.^ Andrew*, Alexander^ 
Alexander^, John^) ; b. March 14, 1859, in Warren County, 111. ; m. 
Edwin W. Fox March 19, 1879, and lives at Good Hope, 111. They 
are Presbyterians. He is a farmer. 6 children, viz : 

3378. Edwin Eobert Fox; b. Jan. 11, 1880. 

3379. Walter Preston Fox; b. Jan. 19, 1883. 

3380. Eoss Emerson Fox; b. Nov. 26, 1884; d. Jan. 31, 1885. 

3381. George Harold Fox; b. Nov. 10, 1885. 

3382. Bertha Isabella Fox; b. July 9, 1888. 

3383. Anna Albertina Fox; b. Dec. 16, 1892. 

FLOEENCE MABEL Scott« (3372) (Mary I.^ Andrew*, Alex- 
ander^, Alexander^, John^) ; b. Sept. 27, 1863, in Warren County, 
111. ; m. Fulton Walters in Walnut Grove Township Dec. 24, 1883. 
They are members of the Presbyterian Church, and reside in Good 
Hope, 111. 2 children, viz : 



JOHN WALKER. 409 

3384. Fanny Belle Walters ; b. Oct. 22, 1884, near Salisbury, Mo. 

3385. Pearl Beatrice Walters; b. Nov. 3, 1886, in Axtell, Kas.; 

d. May 20, 1893. 

CYNTHIA EEBECCA Scott« (3373) (Mary I.=, Andrew*, Alex- 
ander*, Alexander-, John^) ; b. Nov. 29, 1865, in McDonongh Coun- 
ty; m. David Pennell Jan. 5, 1888. She belongs to the United 
Brethren Church. They reside near Good Hope, 111. 4 children, viz : 

3386. Effie May Pennell; b. April 15, 1889. 

3387. Eobert Pennell ; b. May 16, 1891 ; d. May 25, 1891. 

3388. Cora Ada Pennell; b. Oct. 30, 1895; d. March 10, 1897. 

3389. WiUiam Pennell; b. April 4, 1898. 

LEILA ADA Scott« (3374) (Mary I.^ Andrew^ Alexande^^ 
Alexander-, John^) ; b. Aug. 2, 1868, in McDonough County, 111.; 
m. Zalmon Hudson Sept. 29, 1887, in Macomb, 111. She belongs to 
the United Brethren Church. He d. April 4, 1896, from the effects 
of a dose of poison taken by mistake six years before. 4 children, viz : 

3390. Frank Eoss Hudson; b. Oct. 16, 1888. 

3391. Wm. Ellsworth Hudson; b. Nov. 13, 1890; d. April 5, 

1893. 

3392. Preston Zalmon Hudson; b. Aug. 5, 1892. 

3393. James Orval Hudson; b. March 8, 1896. 

CYNTHIA ANN Walker^ (3302) (And^ew^ Alexander^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Oct. 14, 1843, in Walnut Grove Township; m. 
Albert C. Axtell, son of Joseph and Eliza Candidd Axtell, Dec. 23, 
1869, near Good Hope, 111. They are Presbyterians, and reside at 
Topeka, Kas. 5 children, viz: 

3394. Myron Walker Axtell ; b. Feb. 2, 1870. In 1898 he was in 

Chicago taking a medical course preparatory to going 
as a missionary; graduated from Washburn College, 
Topeka, Kas. ; m. Irene True ; sailed for Africa July 5, 
1899. 

3395. Maggie Belle Axtell; b. July 10, 1871. She graduated 

from Washburn College, and intends to spend her life 
as a missionary; is doing good work near Lone Moun- 
tain, Vardy, Hancock County, Tenn. 



410 DESCENDANTS OF 

3396. Lolo May Axtell; b. Xo7., 1873. 

3397. Mary LeUa Axtell; b. Oct. 8, 1881. 

3398. Walter Eobert AxteU; b. ^^ov., 1876. 

WILLIAM AKDEEW Walker^ (3303) (Andrew*, Alexander', 
Alexander^ John^) ; first child of Andrew by 2nd wife. He was b. 
March 8, 1851 ; m. at Bnshnell, 111., to Edna Elvira WooUey March 
21, 1872 ; lived at Good Hope, 111., then in Kansas, and then moved 
to Monrovia, Cal ; is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church ; is in 
the mercantile business. 7 children, viz : 

3399. Guthrie Pardee H. Walker: b. April 22, 1873; d. Aug. 9, 

1873. 

3400. Mary Edna Walker; b. Xov. 9, 1874; graduate of Emporia 

State j^ormal School. She is a teacher. 

3401. Addie Lavinia Walker ; b. May 13, 1878 ; d. May 26, 1879. 

3402. Wm. Lester Walker; b. Feb. 18, 1881. 

3403. Andrew H. Walker; b. Dec. 24, 1884. 

3404. Charles Glen Walker; b. June 25, 1888. 

3405. Gladys Lucile Walker; b. Xov. 1, 1894. 

MONTGOMERY ALLEN" Walker^ (3305) (Andrew^, Alexan- 
der% Alexander-, John^) ; b. Nov. 11, 1855; was m. to Alice J. 
Morse in California, near San Jacinto, San Diego County; had one 
son, who d. in infancy; moved back to Mt. Sterling, 111., in 1898. 

Children of Alexander Walker by his second wife, Peggie Coombs, 
of Jessamin County, Ky. 

QUINTUS Walker* (2968) ( Alexander', Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. in Adair County, Ky., May 20, 1814. His father died when he 
was nine years old. The mother and three children then went to 
Sangamon County, lU.; this was in 1830. In 1831 they went to 
McDonough County, 111. He married Aug. 1, 1833, Mahala Camp- 
bell, who was bom May 31, 1814. They lived far from neighbors, 
often sharing the comforts of their home with the weary traveler. 
Game was plenty, and Quintus became quite an expert hunter. In 
the year 1838 he adopted an orphan boy 8 years old by the name of 
Eobert Pollock. 

With a view to making a park, Quintus planted out fifteen or 
twenty acres of timber, of several varieties. He caught and raised a 



JOHN WALKER. 411 

good many young deer. Tame squirrels, goats, a wolf, and many 
varieties of fowl were found in his park. He was also much inter- 
ested in religious matters; helped to organize Sabbath Schools in 
isolated neighborhoods; assisted in revival services, etc., and was 
long a ruling elder in Shiloh Church. His house was the stopping 
place for the itinerant ministers. After his brother, Gilmore, died, 
three of his children found a home with him. He also cared for an 
infant daughter left by his sister, and his mother was also cared for 
by him for several years previous to the time of her death. The place 
is known as "Deer Park." He and his wife, Mahala, celebrated their 
sixty-fifth wedding anniversary Aug. 1, 1898, when a company of 
friends and relatives assembled beneath the shade of the trees planted 
by the hand of the then aged patriarch. 

Quintus Walker, the first settler of Walnut Grove Township, died 
Jan. 13, 1902, the last of his father's family. 

The only child of Quintus and Mahala Walker was : 

3406. Mary Walker. She was born June 27, 1834. She m. 
Eobert Pollock, the adopted son of her parents, March 8, 1855. They 
are both members of the Good Hope Presbyterian Church, he being 
an elder in the church. They reside on a farm adjoining the "Deer 
Park" farm. Their 7 children are: 

3407. Quintus A. Pollock; b. Feb. 29, 1856; d. Nov. 22, 1857. 

3408. William L. Pollock; b. Aug. 30, 1858 ; d. Feb. 24, 1859. 

3409. Mahala L. Pollock; b. Feb. 12, 1861; d. March 28, 1861. 

3410. Eobert L. Pollock; b. March 23, 1865; d. Feb. 8, 1867. 

3411. Nelson C. Pollock; b. April 26, 1862. He is a farmer, 

and an elder in the church. He m. Dec. 25, 1890, Mary 
I. Butler; have 3 children +. 

3412. Elmer Walker Pollock; b. March 21, 1868; is a member 

of the Congregational Church; lives in Chicago, and is 
engaged in the insurance business ; m. Elizabeth Archer, 
March 19, 1891. 2 children +. 

3413. Mary E. Pollock; b. Jan. 16, 1872; m. Jan. 18, 1893, to 

Charles Self ridge of Good Hope; both members of the 
Presbyterian Church, 1 child +. 

NELSON C. Pollock^ (3411) (Mary^ Quintus*, Alexander', 
Alexander^, John^) ; m. Mary I. Butler Dee. 25, 1890. 3 children, 
viz: 



412 DESCENDANTS OF 

3414. Hally Eill Pollock; b. Sept. 4, 1891. 

3415. Lucile Pollock; b. April 12, 1892. 

3416. Kobert Pollock; b. April 12, 1892. 

ELMER W. Pollock^ (3412) (Mary% Quintus*, Alexander^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. Elizabeth Archer March 19, 1891. 2 children, 
viz: 

3417. Helen Glenrose Pollock; b. Sept. 21, 1893. 

3418. Dorothy Eleanor Pollock; b. June 21, 1897. 

MARY E. Pollock" (3413) (Mary% Quintus*, Alexander', Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; m. Chas. Self ridge Jan. 18, 1893. 1 child, viz: 

3419. Lucy May Selfridge; b. Oct. 18, 1893. 

MARTHA M. MAGDALENE Walker* (2969) (Alexander^ 
Alexander-, John^). She was the second child of Alexander by his 
second wife; b. Nov. 28, 1816; d. on Grindstone Creek, McDonough 
County, 111., Nov. 22, 1844. She m. Rev. Aradatha H. Berry Feb. 
15, 1838. They lived in Kansas. One daughter dead and two mar- 
ried and living in Tennessee. Their 5 children were : 

3420. Mary Berry. 

3421. Isabella Berry. 

3422. Margaret Berry. 

3423. Louise Berry. 

3424. Cynthia Ann Berry. 

THOMAS MONTGOMERY Walker* (2970) (Alexander^ Alex- 
ander-, John^) ; b. Feb. 26, 1819, in Adair County, Ky.; came with 
his family to Illinois in 1830; graduated from the New Albany 
Theological Seminary in 1845; was ordained to the ministry by 
Schuyler Presbytery, 1846. His first charge was Willow Creek, 
Winnebago County, where he served three years; then three years 
at Walnut Grove. In 1852 he became pastor of the Fountain Green 
Church, where he remained until 1884. During the Civil War he 
was chaplain of the 118th Illinois Infantrj^, and afterwards chaplain 
of the 50th Illinois Volunteers, where he served until the close of the 
war. In 1884 he removed to Elk Citj-, Kas., where he labored in the 
ministry until 1888, when he returned to Carthage, making that his 
home, but temporarily filling the pulpit at Fountain Green. He d. 



JOHN WALKER. 413 

Nov. 18, 1888. He m. Mary W. Montgomery Dec. 24, 1846. She 
survives him and resides at Eock Island, 111. 6 children, viz : 

3435. William Montgomery Walker; b. Dec. 19, 1847; d. Aug. 
20, 1870. 

3426. Alexander D. Walker; b. ^v. 8, 1849. 

3427. James M. Walker; b. April 21, 1854; d. Jan. 25, 1884. 

3428. Margaret F. Walker; b. Nov. 20, 1857. She is a graduate 

of Knox College and is employed in teaching. 

3429. Thomas M. Walker; b. April 21, 1866 ; d. Aug. 22, 1876. 

3430. Charles A. Walker; b. March 5, 1870. 

JANE Walker^ (1949) (Alexander-, John^) ; was b. Jan. 6, 1768. 
She m. Andrew McMahan, and she with her husband and children 
moved from Virginia to Green County, Ky. He d. there in 1821 or 
1822, and she d. in the same place some years later. Their 6 chil- 
dren were: 

3431. Alexander McMahan; who m. Ellen Moore. 

3432. Samuel McMahan; who m. Betsey Williams. 

3433. Jane McMahan. 

3434. Margaret McMahan (Peggy) ; who m. David Paxton. 

3435. Andrew McMahan; who m. Miss Black. 

3436. Ann McMahan; who m. Moore Paxton. 

JOSEPH Walker^ (1950) (Alexander-, John^) ; b. March 14, 
1771; m. Katherine Kelso in April, 1794. He with his brothers, 
James and David, moved from Eockbridge County, Va., Sept. 25, 
1795, and came to Adair County, Ky., where they settled on Pettit's 
Fork, where he d. March 30, 1839, and she d. in the same place 
Nov. 14, 1838. He made sixteen trips back to Virginia on horseback 
to visit his relatives. 9 children, as follows : 

3437. Sophia Walker; b. April 17, 1795; d. July 22, 1844. 

3438. John Walker; b. June 21, 1797; killed by the falling of 

a tree March 16, 1805. 

3439. Hugh Kelso Walker; b. Nov. 7, 1799; m. Mary Scott. 7 

children +. 

3440. Mary (Polly) Walker; b. Aug. 31, 1801; m. Alban Brad- 

shaw. 1 child +. 

3441. Jean Walker; b. April 22, 1805; d. April 15, 1875. 



414 DESCENDANTS OF 

3442. Morean Walker; b. Sept. 23, 1807; m. Tusha Bradshaw. 

His children live in Columbia, Adair County, Ky. 5 
children +. 

3443. Tunstal Quarles Walker; b. April 24, 1810; m. Elizabeth 

P. Lisle, then Louisa Peebles. 10 children +. 

3444. AnaUsa Walker; b. Feb. 13, 1812; d. Jan. 1, 1874. Her 

death occurring the same day and only three hours before 
that of her brother. Dr. Tunstal Q. She was a lovely, 
Christian woman. 

3445. Lysander Walker; b. June 24, 1816; m. Sally Hudson 

Flowers Feb. 27, 1845. 10 children +. 

HUGH KELSO Walker* (3439) (Joseph^ Alexander^, John^) ; 
b. Nov. 7, 1799; m. Mary Scott, dau. of Samuel and Martha Scott, 
March 7, 1826. She d. Oct. 26, 1841. He then m. Mary Workman 
Dec. 8, 1842. She d. April 30, 1845. He then m. Cynthia Blake- 
man Jan. 13, 1846. She was b. Sept. 9, 1810, and d. Sept. 4, 1877. 
7 children, viz: 

3446. Martha (Patsy) Ann Walker; b. Jan. 6, 1827; d. March 

13, 1830, in Adair County, Ky. 

3447. Joseph Norman Walker; b. Aug. 22, 1828; m. Elizabeth 

Onstatt Nov. 18, 1869. 4 children +. 

3448. Samuel Theophilus Walker; b. Jan. 30, 1830; m. Julia 

A. Foskett. 5 children +. 

3449. John (Jack) Walker; b. Nov. 1, 1831; d. May 24, 1860. 

3450. Elizabeth Walker; b. Oct. 1, 1833; m. Feb. 8, 1866, John 

Nathan Murrell. 1 child +. 

3451. Sophia Jane Walker; b. Dec. 10, 1835; d. Jan. 20, 1838. 

3452. Henry Clay Walker; b. April 9, 1838; m. Harriet Dohon- 

ey Oct. 5, 1865. 2 children +. 

JOSEPH NOEMAN Walker^ (3447) (Hugh K.% Joseph^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; second son of Hugh K. ; was b. Aug. 22, 1828; lives 
at Forest City, 111. ; m. Elizabeth Onstatt Nov. 18, 1869, in Peoria, 
111. 4 children as follows, all b. in Forest City : 

3453. Minnie Walker; b. Sept. 24, 1870; d. Aug. 19, 1873. 

3454. Cora Walker; b. May 23, 1873; m. Frank E. Eingland 

June 7, 1894. 1 child +. 

3455. Mary Emma Walker; b. Feb. 24, 1876. 

3456. Joseph Norman Walker, Jr.; b. Sept. 16, 1898. 



JOHN WALKER. 415 

COEA Walker (3454) ; m. Frank E. Eingland. 1 child, viz: 
3454a. Kenneth W. Eingland; b. Nov. 33, 1897. 

SAMUEL THEOPHILUS Walker^ (3448) (HnghS Joseph^ 
Alexander^, Jolm^) ; was b. Jan. 30, 1830, in Adair County, Ky. 
He left Kentucky and came to Mason County, 111. In 1858 he, with 
his brothers and three others, made a trip to Pike's Peak. He m. 
Julia A. Foskett April 13, 1863. He was clerk of Forest Township 
for twelve years and was elected supervisor in 1878. They had the 
following 5 children: 

3457. Esther E. Walker; m. Edgar Thomas. 5 children +. 

3458. Polly Scott Walker; b. April 1, 1874. 

3459. Patsy Yaw Walker; b. April 1, 1878. 

3460. Susie C. Walker; b. Jan. 30, 1880. 

3461. William Kelso AValker; b. March 8, 1883. 

ESTHEE E. Walker^ (3457) (SamueP, Hugh*, Joseph^ Alex- 
ander-, John^) ; b. Sept. 31, 1864; m. Edgar Thomas in Nov., 1883. 
5 children, viz: 

3462. Sophie Thomas; d. aged nine years. 

3463. Susie Thomas ; m. E. L. Langston Sept. 8, 1898. 

3464. Otho Thomas. 

3465. Charles Thomas. 

3466. Leslie Thomas. 

ELIZABETH Walker^ (3450) (Hugh K.*, Joseph^ Alexander^, 
Johni); b. Oct. 1, 1833; m. Feb. 8, 1866, John Nathan Murrell; 
lived near Columbia, Ky. She d. Feb. 19, 1898. They had one 
child, viz: 

3467. MAEGAEET SCOTT Murrell; b. Oct. 9, 1870. She m. 
Charles Snow Harris Sept. 13, 1888. Their 5 children are : 

3468. John Albert Harris; b. Dec. 18, 1889. 

3469. William Ernest Harris ; b. Feb. 30, 1893. 

3470. Joe MajTior Harris; b. Dec. 31, 1894. 

3471. Charles Edgar Harris; b. Oct. 11, 1896. 
3473. Fred Walker Harris; b. April 4, 1899. 

HENEY CLAY Walker^ (3453) (Hugh K.*, Joseph^, Alexan- 
der", John^) ; b. in Adair Count}^, Ky., April 9, 1838; lived there 



416 DESCENDANTS OF 

until he was 33 3^ears old. At the breaking out of the Civil War he 
enlisted on the Union side, in Company B, of the 13th Kentucky 
Volunteer Infantry, Colonel Hobson's Eegiment. This was Oct. 
2, 1861, at Greensburg, Ky. ; was mustered into regular TJ. S. service 
Dec. 31, 1861, at Camp Hobson, Taylor County, Ky. With the ex- 
ception of a few weeks spent in the hospital while in the South, he 
was with the army until Jan., 1865, having spent over three years in 
the service of his country. He was at Shiloh on April 7, and was on 
skirmish duty; also at the siege of Corinth; did much hard march- 
ing through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee; spent six weeks 
at Battle Creek, Term.; returned to Kentucky by way of N"ashville 
to assist in driving General Bragg from Kentucky. The enemy 
having escaped they were ordered back to Nashville. Soon after his 
return from the army he emigrated to Forest City, Mason County, 
111,; was engaged in business with A. Cross & Co., dealers in dry 
goods and grain. He was a Christian man of the highest type, strict- 
ly honest in all his dealings. He d. in Forest City Dec. 7, 1873. 
He m. Harriet A. Dohoney, dau. of Peyton and Polly Hindman Do- 
honey, of Adair County, Ky., Oct. 5, 1865. 

Chicago, III., March 3, 1899. 
Mrs. Emma White: 

Dear Cousin : — Your letter to hand some time ago. I have often 
heard my mother speak of your grandfather, Samuel Scott Walker, 
and I knew all of the Walkers of Adair County, Ky. Yes, I know 
James Hindman — he is my first cousin; we were raised within one 
mile of each other, and the two families of children were like broth- 
ers and sisters. Alexander Hindman was my mother's brother, their 
mother was a McEvain, and grandmother Hindman was a Miss 
White of Pennsylvania. My mother, Polly Hindman Dohonej^, died 
one year ago last February (26). She was buried on her 86th birth- 
day. She was the last ®f her family, and Aunt Peggy Hindman has 
since died — the old landmarks are falling out by the way, and the 
younger generation are the old people now. We do not know a great 
deal about the Dohoney family. My mother's -grandfather came 
originally from Virginia to Kentucky in the early settlement of the 
state. One son, Ehodes Dohoney, my father's brother, settled at 
Milltown in Adair County, on Eussell's Creek. My father, Peyton 
Dohoney, the youngest child but one, is the last of the family left. 



JOHN WALKER. 417 

He is 93 years old and well preserved for a man of his age. After 
marriage he settled and lived until 25 years ago within one mile of 
his old home. A farmer, quiet and unassuming, he raised a large 
family of children. There were three sons, all of whom chose law 
as a profession. The eldest, E. L. Dohoney, resides at Paris, Texas ; 
was for many years a lawyer. He served his Senatorial District for 
two terms in the State Senate; has been aggressive and progressive 
in political and reform works all his life. Judge R. B. Dohoney is 
a practicing lawyer at Glasgow, Ky. ; and the youngest, Henry H. 
Dohoney, a bright promising young lawyer, died early in life. I am 
the oldest daughter living; was born Feb. 26, 1841; married Henry 
Clay Walker, whom I had known from childhood, Oct. 5, 1865; 
came immediately to Illinois, where I have resided ever since. 

With many wishes for the success of the work you have under- 
taken, I am, your cousin, 

Haekiet a. Walker. 

Of their children two survive, viz: 

3473. Edwin Kelso Walker; b. June 28, 1866; a practicing at- 

torney of Chicago, 111., of the firm of Brickwood & 
Walker; unmarried in 1899. 

3474. John Peyton Walker; b. May 25, 1868; graduate of Chi- 

cago College of Law; is employed with the Lal^e Shore 
& Michigan E. R. Co. at Chicago; unmarried in 1899. 

MARY (POLLY) Walker* (3440) (Joseph^ Alexander^ 
John^) ; b. Aug. 31, 1801; m. Alban Bradshaw. They had 1 child, 
viz: 

3475. HELENA Bradshaw; b. Oct. 14, 1844. She m. Jan. 15, 
1869, Nicholas Williams; live at Montpelier, Ky. 8 children, viz: 

3476. Virtis Williams; b. Nov. 4, 1869. 

3477. Morander Wilhams; b. Nov. 26, 1871. 

3478. Mattie Williams; b. Sept. 16, 1873. 

3479. Mollie Williams; b. June 13, 1875. 

3480. Sophia Williams; b. Dec. 19, 1876. 

3481. Albert Williams; b. Jan. 21, 1879. 

3482. Veloria Williams; b. Jan. 4, 1881. 

3483. Thetis Williams; b. June 29, 1884. 

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418 DESCENDANTS OF 

MOEEAN" Walker* (3442) (Joseph^ Alexander^, Jolm^) ; b. 
Sept. 23, 1807; d. of cancer of the face Oct. 7, 1857; m. Tusa Brad- 
shaw. She d. July 1, 1876. Their children live in Columbia, Adair 
County, Ky. 5 children, viz: 

3484. Mary Charlotte Walker; b. Oct. 7, 1841; m. (1) Levi 

Conover and m. (2) Henry Logan. Children +. 

3485. William J. Walker; b. July 6, 1846; d. Nov. 8, 1848. 

3486. Martha Catherine Walker; b. July 11, 1849; d. Nov. 8, 

1849. 

3487. Tusa Helen Walker; b. April 23, 1835; m. and had two 

children +. 

3488. Arthur William Walker; b. April 15, 1855; m. and had 

4 children +. 

MAKY CHAELOTTE Walker (3484) ; b. Oct. 7, 1841. She m. 
Levi Conover Jan. 23, 1867. He d. July 11, 1871. She then m. 
Henry Logan Aug. 19, 1873. He d. Jan. 16, 1898. 2 children, viz : 

3489. William Joseph Conover; b. 1868. 

3490. John Morean Conover; b. April 4, 1870. He m. Nannie 

Lee Montgomery Nov. 4, 1896. 

TUSA HELEN Walker^^ (3487) (Morean*, Joseph', Alexander-, 
John^) ; b. April 23, 1853. She m. George Waggener in 1877. 
Their home is in Missouri. 2 children, viz : 

3491. William Finis Waggener; b. Oct., 1879. 

3492. Marvin Waggener; b. Oct. or Nov., 1887. 

AETHUE WILLIAM Walker^ (3488) (Morean*, Joseph^ Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. April 15, 1855; m. Laura Anna Logan March 2, 
1879. 4 children, viz : 

3493. Horace T. Walker; b. Jan. 7, 1880. 

3494. Marvin Logan Walker; b. July 25, 1882. 

3495. Carrie Guinn Walker; b. March 6, 1885. 

3496. Henry Morean Walker; b. March 10, 1888. 

TUNSTAL QUAELES Walker* (3443) (Joseph^, Alexander^ 
John^) ; was b. April 24, 1810, in Adair County, Ky., and d. in Col- 
umbia Jan. 1, 1874. He was the sixth child and third son in a 
family of eight children of Joseph and Catherine Walker, who came 




TuxsTAL Q. Walker 



JOHN WALKER. 419 

from Eockbridge County, Va., to Kentucky in 1804. He was a 
practicing physician for more than forty years, from about 1831 to 
the close of his life. About 1838 we find he was practicing medicine 
in Burksville, but after a year or two he removed to Green County. 
From 1857-59 he lived in McComb, 111., after which he returned to 
Columbia, Ky., where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a 
soldier in the Union Army; was in the 5th Kentucky Cavalry, but 
resigned shortly after the death of his first wife. While residing in 
Green County he was made a ruling elder in the Ebenezer Presbyter- 
ian Church. He married Elizabeth Pendleton Lisle of Green Coun- 
ty April 16, 1836. She was a daughter of Daniel and Dorothy (Mil- 
ler) Lisle. This estimable lady died Dec. 4, 1862, leaving nine chil- 
dren. He then married Oct. 31, 1867, Louisa Peebles. She died 
May, 1898, Dr. Walker was devoted to his profession, won a high 
reputation as a physician, and through most of his public life had 
an extensive practice. During three epidemics, that of cholera in 
1835, and again a few months ago, he served the people with untiring 
devotion. Being somewhat advanced in 3^ears and with a constitu- 
tion naturally feeble, himself having Just recovered from an illness 
which prostrated him for months, he passed, calm and serene at all 
hours of the night and day, from one scene of suffering and death tc 
another, until the pestilence had subsided — a noble, grand old hero, 
who deserves more than a monument of marble. Eeligion held the 
highest place in his esteem, and was the controlling principle of his 
life. The death of his sister, Analisa, occurred about three hours 
before he passed away. The ten children of Tunstal Q. and Eliza- 
beth Walker were as follows : 

3497. Dorothy Catherine Walker +. 

3498. Mary Louisa Walker; b. Feb. 16, 1841; d. June, 1866. 

3499. Joseph Calvin Walker; b. Dec. 28, 1842. He was in the 

Battle of Shiloh under General Hobson; d. July 21, 
1862, from the effects of sickness contracted in the army. 

3500. Daniel Lisle Walker; b. April 26, 1844. 

3501. Sophia Walker; b. Dec. 3, 1845; d. Aug., 1868. 

3502. Thomas Walker; b. June 24, 1847. 

3503. Eobert Tate Walker +. 

3504. Edwin Quarles Walker +. 

3505. Chalmers Walker; b. July 12, 1853. He lived in Adair 

County, Ky., until about 1886, where he practiced medi- 



420 DESCENDANTS OF 

cine. In that year he received an injury which crippled 
him so badly that he is unable to walk. He is a cultured, 
refined, Christian gentleman ; is never heard to complain, 
but is always cheerful and entertaining. Being well 
versed in the family history, he is always willing to give 
information. He personally knew Samuel Seott Walker 
and his brothers and sisters in Kentilcky. He lives with 
his sister, Mrs. Dorothy Catherine Bailey in Macomb, 
Illinois. 

3506. Nannie Miller Walker; b. March 10, 1855; lives with her 

sister, Mrs. Bailey, in Macomb, 111. 

DOEOTHY CATHERINE Walker^ (3497) (TunstaP, Joseph% 
Alexander-, Johni) ; b. May 14, 1838; m. William Sutherland 
Bailey (No. 3987) Jan. 7, 1858. They live at Macomb, 111. He is 
a descendant of John Walker, the emigrant, through his son, Joseph. 
Their 3 children are as follows : 

3507. Joseph Bailey; b. Oct. 20, 1858; d. Dec. 21, 1862. 

3508. William Everett Bailey; b. Feb. 19, 1864; d. Sept. 21, 

1864. 

3509. Elizabeth Lisle Bailey; b. Oct. 25, 1865. She m. Joseph 

Barnes Bacon Sept. 12, 1888. He is a practicing physi- 
cian in Chicago, 111. 2 children, viz : 

3510. William Sutherland Bacon; b. Feb. 23, 1891. 

3511. Dorothy Lisle Bacon. 

EGBERT TATE Walker (3503); b. Sept. 26, 1849; m. Amy 
Phelps Dec. 27, 1881 ; live at Barron, Wis. 3 children, viz : 

3512. Nannie Walker; b. April 13, 1885. 

3513. Waller Walker; b. Oct. 21, 1890. 

3514. John Walker; b. Aug. 8, 1895. 

EDWIN QUARLES Walker^ (3504) (Tunstal*, Joseph% Alex- 
ander^, John^) ; b. Nov. 17, 1851; m. Ellen Hart Feb. 21, 1894; live 
in Macomb, 111. They are the parents of 2 children, viz : 

3515. Dorothy Walker; b. Jan 15, 1895; d. Feb. 1, 1895. 

3516. Wayne WeUington Walker; b. Aug. 2, 1896. 

LYSANDER Walker* (3445) (Joseph^ Alexander^ John^) ; b. 



JOPIN WALKER. 421 

June 24, 1816; m. Sally Hudson Flowers on Feb. 27, 1845. None 
of his children ever married. 10 children, viz : 

3517. Joseph Thomas Walker; b. May 31, 1846; d. Feb. 23, 

1848. 

3518. Hugh K. Walker; b. March 12, 1848. 

3519. John Henry Walker; b. Dec. 11, 1849; d. Jan. 10, 1850. 

3520. James Samuel Walker; b. Nov. 8, 1850; d. May 28, 1858. 

3521. William Tunstal Walker; b. Sept. 5, 1853. 

3522. Catherine Walker; b. Oct. 19, 1855; d. Aug. 18, 1862. 
3523.. Sophia Walker; b. April 25, 1858. 

3524. Martha Ellen Walker; b. Feb. 18, 1862. 

3525. Josephine Walker; b. Sept. 6, 1864. 

3526. Mary Juriah Walker; b. Feb. 23, 1868; d. July 6, 1868. 

CATHERINE Walker^ (1951) (Alexander-, John^) ; b. Feb. 4, 
1775 ; m. Samuel Taylor Oct. 23, 1793. They moved from Eock- 
bridge County, Va., to Green County, Ky., where they settled on 
the East Fork of the Little Barren River, afterward removing to 
Adair County, Ky., where Catherine died of consumption Nov. 8, 
1822. She was an excellent Christian woman. Her husband d. at 
the same place Feb. 12, 1849. 3 children, viz : 

3527. James Taylor; m. (1) Esther Stotts, and (2) Martha 

Morrison. 1 child +. 

3528. John Howe Taylor; m. . 2 children +. 

3529. Hawkins Taylor; m. Melinda Walker, dau. of David. 

For their children, see No. 2765 +. 

JAMES Taylor* (3527) (Catherine^ Alexander-, John^) ; b. 
Aug. 4, 1804. He m. (1) Esther Stotts, and (2) Martha Morrison 
in 1883, and d. in 1884, leaving one child, viz : 

3530. Catherine Rebecca Taylor; m. James Reynolds in 1860, 

and d. leaving two sons, who reside in Des Moines, la., 
names not known. 

JOHN HOWE Taylor* (3528) (Catherine^ Alexander^ John^) ; 
b. in Barren County, Ky., in May, 1807, and d. Feb. 12, 1849, leav- 
ing a son and a daughter. He was a fine scholar ; a teacher ; member 
of the Lesislatui-e, and a Justice of the Peace. He was a member of 



423 DESCENDANTS OF 

the County Court for many years, and d. in the home where he was 
born. 2 children, viz: 

3531. Taylor; b. in 1842. 

3532. Taylor; b. May 6, 1846; m. Gep. Welch. She d. 

June 3, 1889, in Vernon County, Mo., leaving 7 chil- 
dren, names unknown. 

HAWKINS Taylor* (3529) (Cathe^ine^ Alexander-, John^) ; 
b. Nov. 15, 1888, in Barren County, Ky. ; m. his cousin, Melinda 
Walker (dau. of David). He was a member of the first Iowa Terri- 
torial Legislature from Lee County (as was also Colonel William 
Patterson), which met Nov. 12, 1838, and adjourned Jan. 25, 1839. 
Fifty years afterwards he was presented with a gold-headed cane by 
the Legislature of the State of Iowa. He was sheriff of Lee Count}"- 
in 1842; mayor of Keokuk in 1857; was a delegate from Iowa to the 
Convention held at Chicago which nominated Mr. Lincoln for the 
Presidency. He was Postoffice Inspector for Kansas from 1863 to 
1865, and served on a commission, to adjust war claims in 1863. He 
contributed to the Annals of Iowa, and assisted in the writing of the 
History of Iowa. He also served as a government detective for some 
time. After the death of his first wife he m. Elizabeth Delamater 
Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio July 26, 1863. He d. in Washington, 
D. C, Nov. 7, 1893. For children, see MeUnda Walker No. 2765. 
He is the author of the Eeminiscences which follow. 



EAELY EEMINISCENCES. 

BY HON. HAWKINS TAYLOR. 

By permission of The Peoria, III., Weelcly Journal, in which these 
letters appeared in 1895. 

I propose to tell what I have seen and done, and what I have 
kno-WTi of what others have done, so far as it would be interesting to 
the reader. 

I am as fully an Irishman as a man can be that was not born in 
Ireland. ]\Iy father came to this countr}^ in the first vessel that 
brought immigrants after the Eevolution. He was born and reared 
in the County of Antrim and came to this countrv' when seventeen 
years of age, expecting to live with and gQi the estate of a rich bache- 
lor uncle in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He landed in New York 
City and walked from that city to his uncle's. He was a raw, broth 




Hox. HAWKi>fs Taylor. 



JOHN WALKER. 423 

of an Irish boy; he had received much good instruction from his 
pious Scotch-Irish father and mother before leaving home to go into 
the outside world, as America was then supposed to be, all of which 
my father treasured up and followed through his long life. 

My father had, before leaving Ireland, heard extravagant stories 
about the savage character of the American Indian and the ferocity 
of the wild beasts of the great winderness, but fortunately he neither 
met Indians nor savage wild beasts on his trip from New York to 
his uncle's home in Pennsylvania. Amongst other damaging stories 
against the American character of the wild animals the skunk had 
been unfavorably spoken of, and my father was fully resolved to give 
the skunk wide berth and not allow himself to be deceived by the re- 
ported beauty of the animal. The first squirrel that he saw on the 
trip ran up a tree ahead of him on the road side. This must be a 
skunk preparing for battle, and my father made a wide circle around 
that tree, and was happy when he got safely in the road again un- 
harmed. 

My father remained one year with his uncle working hard on the 
farm and all that he got for the year's work was a wool hat. He made 
no complaint to the uncle, but did as millions of others have done, 
followed his "spunk" and did what he ought not to have done, left in 
the night without a word of complaint or thanks, and never inquired 
after or heard from or what became of the estate of his uncle after 
he left. After leaving his uncle he went to Eockbridge County, Vir- 
ginia, where there was a large settlement of people from the same 
section of Ireland that my father came from. And there he served 
an apprenticeship to the wagon-making trade, and there he married 
my mother, Catharine Walker, whose father and mother came from 
Ireland. My mother was the youngest of seven children ; her father 
was a gunsmith, and he and two of his sons made guns for the army 
during the entire war of the Revolution, while the other four sons 
worked on the farm and served in the army by turns during the nine 
years' war. In 1798 my father and mother moved to Kentucky, then 
the "bloody ground" wilderness, settling in the Green River country, 
where neighbors had to go ten and fifteen miles to help each other to 
roll logs and build houses. I was the youngest of three children, all 
boys, and was born November 15, 1811. 

There were no newspapers, books or schools in that section, except 
the Bible and two or three religious books of the different religious 
denominations. My mother had by heart the Bible, "Baxter's Saints 
Rest," and the few other religious books. She was then a saint on 
earth, and is now a saint in Heaven. She was intensely anti-slavery, 
holding the selling of human beings with a soul the greatest of all 
crimes. 

Three of my mother's brothers followed my father and settled in 
Adair County. The Walker relations were numerous and a good 
many of them were lawyers and preachers and all opposed to slaven^ 



424 DESCENDANTS OF 

at that day. My father was a stern man of few words ; he never had 
a law-suit in his life, and he never had trouble with any person, and 
never wanted, or held office. His home was always open to the way- 
farer, and he never took a cent from any person that ate at the fam- 
ily table or tarried over night. 

My name, like my life, seems a sort of accidental mystery, no 
other man in the United States having the same name — Hawkins 
Taylor. A man by the name of Hawkins, on his way home from 
Lexington, Ky., to his home in Tennessee, was taken sick on the road 
and was taken to our home, where he had a long spell of fever, and 
my father, becoming greatly attached to him, gave me his name. 
Father and mother would not take a cent of pay for the trouble. 
The son of this man, for whom I was named, has since been Governor 
of Tennessee. 

My father was always kind to the need)^, and caught a cold that 
terminated his life by going a mile, when 85 years old, to see a poor, 
sick boy that he felt an interest in. My mother was always kind and 
gentle to all, especially to, and with, her children. All that has been 
good in me I owe to her love and goodness, and nothing has ever 
given me so much happiness as the consciousness that in her ten 
years of life after my birth, I never gave her cause of grief so far as 
I know. I was the youngest and from my birth my mother was an 
invalid and my associate, my greatest desire was to save her trouble. 

There was a settlement of about twenty families, all from the 
north of Ireland, and nearly all but my father's family related by 
blood or marriage to each other. This Irish settlement constituted 
a sort of society of its own. Nearby there was a large settlement of 
out-at-the-elbow Virginians, all claiming to be related to King 
George, and of the "first families of Virginia." They followed the 
English rule of educating the oldest son, and would send off their 
oldest sons to be educated in Virginia, and the other sons went with- 
out education. These Virginia "Tuckahoes" looked upon their Irish 
neighbors as "poor whites,'' while the Irish community held in the 
greatest disgust these "Tuckahoes." 

From my earliest recollections I was intended for a lawj^er. I was 
a great pet of my uncle Alexander Walker, who came to Kentucky 
from Virginia with Green Clay, and he always insisted that Green 
Clay was an abler man than his cousin, Henry Clay. I was to study 
law with my cousin, Cyrus Walker, one of the ablest lawyers this 
country has produced. 

George H. Williams, who was several years Judge of the Burling- 
ton District, and afterwards Judge in Oregon, then in the United 
States Senate, and then Attorney General of the United States, has 
frequently, in talking of Walker, said that he was the ablest lawyer, 
especially as a criminal lawyer, that he had ever met. Unfortunate- 
ly at the time that I was a boy the loud declaimer was held to be the 
best lawyer. I did not believe that I could ever be a good public 



JOHN WALKER. 435 

speaker and I learned to be a tanner in place of being a lawyer. I 
made a mistake as I now think. I am sure I would have made a good 
lawyer, and there is no calling more honorable than that of the law, 
if the man is honest and honorable. The honest lawyer and honest 
doctor do more for humanity than almost any other class of men. I 
regret that I did not study law, and yet my long life of observation 
satisfies me that more than four-fifths of the young men now study- 
ing law had far better learn some trade. 

When 19 years of age I had only seen three newspapers. One was 
Pat Darby's Spirit of 1776, the "Old Court" organ; another was the 
Argus, edited by Francis P. Blair, Sr., and Amos Kendall, as the 
organ of the "New Court" part}^, in the great contest between the old 
and new court parties in Kentucky, lasting some six or eight years, 
and during several A^ears of which time there were two Courts of Ap- 
peals in the state deciding cases ; the Circuit Judges of the Districts 
sending cases to the old or new Court of Appeals, as the Judge that 
tried the case chose to send them. The other paper that I had seen 
was a stray copy of a paper started in Louisville by George D. Pren- 
tice, before he was connected with the Louisville Journal. That pa- 
per had a part or all of "Japhet in search of a father." The paper 
was well worn before I saw it. The story created great excitement in 
the neighborhood, and the loan of it was highly prized. I have never 
heard of Japhet since, and have no authority to state that he ever 
found his father. I hope that he did. The old and new court contest 
in Kentucky was the most remarkable financial contest, on account 
of the length and bitterness of it, that has ever taken place in any of 
the states. 

During the last years of the war of 1812, and up to about 1820 
money was plenty, and there was a boom in the value of real estate in 
Kentucky, and a great many farmers sold their farms and moved to 
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. They sold largely on credit, 
and made their payments in the purchase of lands in their new- 
homes to meet their payments due them for their old Kentucky 
homes. There was a money panic in Kentucky, and lands and other 
property fell greatly in value, and went without purchasers at any 
price. The Legislature, when it met in the winter of 1823-4, char- 
tered a state bank with branches founded alone on the credit of the 
state. All salaries and indebtedness of the state were made payable 
in the bills of this commonAvealth's bank, and all taxes and indebted- 
ness due the state was made receivable in this paper, and a law was 
passed providing that the refusal of creditors to accept this paper in 
payment of debts gave the debtors a stay of two years. This law was 
ruin to the men who had sold their farms in Kentucky and bought 
others in new homes. The commonwealth's paper soon dropped down 
in value to half its face, and the creditors had to lose one-half of their 
debt, or wait two years for their money. Commissioners were ap- 
pointed in each county in the state, whose business it was to value the 



426 DESCENDANTS OF 

land of anyone who wanted to borrow money of the bank, and the 
owner of the land could get from the bank two-thirds of the com- 
missioners' valuation of his land. 

The Supreme Court, or Court of Appeals, decided that this law 
was unconstitutional, and the next Legislature legislated the Court 
of Appeals out of office, and created a new Court of Appeals. The 
old court decided the law repealing them out of office unconstitutional, 
and the issue in the election of the Legislature of 1826 was "The old 
and the new Court." J^ational politics was not in the contest, and 
there never has been such a contest in the state since. 

There was then three days of voting and no ballots. Each voter 
named the man he voted for, and the name and vote was recorded in 
the poll-book. The state of the polls was known at all hours of the 
day. John Stotts was for many years the first voter in the district 
in which I was raised. He was the leader of the hill voters, and a 
great many voters who could not read or write or recollect names 
would vote as John Stotts voted, and the judge would so record their 
votes. 

There was no telegraph and but a tri-weekly mail to the county 
seat, but each party had runners at each polling place, well mounted, 
who took to the county seat the result of the day's voting, with a list 
of the absent voters in each district. The result was there was scarce- 
ly a voter in the state able to be hauled to the polls who did not vote. 

On the 11th day of April, 1831, when a little over nineteen years 
of age, I left my fathers home for Missouri. I knew nothing of the 
ways of the world. I had scarcely any education. I had seen but 
three newspapers in my life and but a few irregular copies of those. 
I had never been the owner of half a dozen dollars' worth of store 
clothes in my life, and I went forty miles before I ever saw a stage 
coach. But I had at that time a large capital that has never been ex- 
hausted, and it has been worth far more than any money capital is of 
itself. I felt that I was in manhood the equal of any man, and no 
better than the poorest in birth, education or in the world's goods, 
provided they were honest, industrious and faithful to what was 
right. I believed then, and have believed ever since, that it was hon- 
est principles and manhood, and not dress or wealth, that made the 
true and worthy man. I then and at all times since have had opin- 
ions of my own on all subjects that presented themselves, and I never 
waited to have the opinion of some one else before expressing my own. 
I think that most politicians will say that I deserved failure. 

To me it has been a life's enjoyment to have my say as I thought. 
It is the independent man who makes public sentiment and the Ma- 
cawbers who generally reap the honors. I have always thought the 
independent man who created public sentiment the most useful and 
best. 

Why I left a comfortable home to go five or six hundred miles into 
what was then a very new country I never knew. I had no relatives 



JOHN WALKER. 437 

to go to. When I started my father gave me a fine horse and twenty- 
nine dollars in money. All the clothes I had were home-made and 
I carried them in a pair of saddle bags. I crossed the Ohio Eiver at 
Ford's ferry, below Shawneetown. The river was very high. I stay- 
ed over night at Ford's. I found a good many men about the house 
who were not travelers, and there were twenty or thirty guns in the 
hall and sitting room. My father had never been without a rifle, and 
few men where I was raised were without a gun, but I had never seen 
such an arsenal as at Ford's, and I inquired about it, but got no infor- 
mation on the subject, but I afterwards learned the cause. 

On the opposite Illinois side of the river a cave, known by the 
steamboat men as the "Cave in the Eock," for years was the head- 
quarters of counterfeiters, burglars and horsethieves. The Fords 
were of the party, and a vigilance committee was organized to extir- 
minate the depredators in the counties of Pope and Saline, in Illinois. 
The attack was made the night after I crossed the river and one or 
two of the Ford gang were killed and the counterfeiting crowd par- 
tially broken up. I narrowly escaped being in the fight. 

I reached St. Louis about 2 o'clock p. m. I had a cousin there 
whom I had never seen, and who had never seen or heard of me. 
(This was John Kelso Walker, No. 1957.) He went to St. Louis 
from Eockbridge County, Virginia, and was sheriff of St. Louis 
County for sixteen years, and county treasurer eight years. By the 
law of the state the sheriff was not eligible for more than four years 
at a time. Mr. Walker would serve four years as sheriff, and then a 
term of two years as county treasurer, and in this way putting in 
twenty-four years, and was then elected county judge, and held that 
office until his death. 

The sheriff, by law, lived in the jail. I rode up to the gate and my 
cousin came out, and I told him who I was. I probably presented 
about as discouraging an appearance as could be presented. ]\Iy cou- 
sin inquired about the Kentucky relatives, and satisfied himself that I 
was not an imposter, and then ordered my horse put up. By that time 
I was pretty mad all over, and he had hard work to have me stop. I 
had not been received as my relatives back at home received me, when 
I went to their houses. I remained with him for three or four days, 
and he wanted me to remain with him, and his wife, a lovely woman, 
then in bad health, tried to have me stay. She understood the ways 
of the world, and doubtless felt that I needed a home. St. Louis had 
then less than six thousand people, but I thought that it was too large 
a city for me to stop in. 

It was Sunday when I reached St. Louis, and the day before I got 
there the square where the Planters' House now stands, with a little 
two-roomed house with clapboard weatherboarding, had been sold for 
one thousand dollars, and Thomas McKnight, who died in Dubuque 
some years since, and was at one time a candidate for Congress in 
Iowa, on the same day sold a square or block from Main Street to the 



428 DESCENDANTS OF 

river, opposite to where the old Missouri Hotel was forty years ago, 
for one thousand dollars. The city was then a rock blujff above Mar- 
ket Street, with one or two solitary whisky shops on the river under 
the cliffs. One of these shops stood there for many years after the 
levee was a solid block of stone groceries and commission houses, 
standing solitary and alone between two such commission houses. 
John Eice, the proprietor, at his death left half a million of dollars 
to his heirs, that he made in this little house selling whisky and pies. 
It took Eice about thirt}^ years to make the fortune, but his heirs 
spent it in less than a sixth of that time. Whisky money belongs to 
the Black One, and he always gets it in the third generation, gener- 
ally in the second. To fit a man to make or sell whisky, he has to blot 
out his conscience, if he has one, give up all love for mankind, curse 
God and take the Devil as his guide and counselor, and make up his 
mind to associate in the other world with his victims of this, without 
a good deal of repentance before he leaves this world — that seldom 
happens. 

When I left St. Louis I went up the river one hundred and fifty 
miles to Hamiibal, on the Mississippi, then a little place of about one 
hundred and fifty people. I divided my time that faU between hav- 
ing the ague and working in a brick yard, and spent that winter at 
the house of Colonel William Patterson, then living in Marion Coun- 
ty, Missouri, and now in the city of Keokuk, and at all times a useful 
and good citizen. 

Galena was running over with miners of the rougher order, and as 
I could do nothing, I returned down the river to Hannibal, and from 
there I went to Sangamon County, Illinois, with Colonel William 
Patterson and John E. Johnson, where I had a great many relatives, 
intending to return to the lead mines in the spring and look after my 
claims there, supposed to be valuable, and which proved to be to 
others, who got them by my failure to return and work them. 

During the Avinter of 1832-3 I determined to make a farm and 
settle near Irish Grove, then in Sangamon County, and now in Logan 
County. Xone of the farmers in that part of the country had entered 
their farms and no one was then expecting to ever see a railroad in 
that section. The use of coal for household purposes was not thought 
of. The timber was entered, and there was very little of it, and it 
was not thought that the prairie would ever have to be entered. The 
only pine lumber used in that section, in any of the towns, was 
brought from Pittsburg by water, dovm the Ohio to Cairo, and then 
up the Mississippi to St. Louis, up the Illinois to some point on that 
river, and then hauled to where it was used. I had no money, but I 
wanted to enter forty acres of timber, and I went to Springfield to 
Dr. Jayne, who was afterwards the father-in-law of L3^man Trum- 
bull, and told him that I wanted to borrow $50. I had never seen the 
Doctor before, and he had never seen or heard of me. I went to town 
on horseback and rode up to the Doctor's house in the town and call- 



JOHN WALKER. 489 

ed him out. I did not go into the house except to give my note and 
get the money. The Doctor charged me thirty-seven and a half per 
cent, interest, but asked no security of me, and since I have known 
more of the world I have always felt proud that my face was so good 
security, for the Doctor was a careful business man. 

The interest was enormous, but there was very little money in cir- 
culation in that section of the country. I paid the interest in drib- 
blets as I had it, and three years later the principal. I made rails 
that winter and fenced forty acres of prairie land in the spring, and 
had thirty acres of the prairie broken and partly planted in sod corn. 
In 1833 I made a kiln of brick in Irish Grove to some profit. My 
brother from Kentucky visited me during the summer, and in the 
early fall, with my brother, I went to Kentuclcy to visit my father. 

It was a long hard journey of five hundred miles, over bad roads, 
taking six weeks of time, four weeks on the road and two weeks with 
my father. I made half a dozen of these visits from 1831 to my 
fathei-'s and brother's death in February, 1849. I sometimes went 
on horseback, and sometimes by water, going down the Mississippi 
Eiver to Cairo, and then up the Ohio Kiver to Louisville, and then 
by land one hundred miles to my old home. Sometimes I hired a 
horse in Louisville, and rode home and sometimes I walked the one 
hundred miles. During this whole time the money that it cost to 
make these visits was earned by hard work at low wages, and at all 
times a scarce article with me, but these visits to my father have been 
the green spots of my life, that have added greatly to my own self- 
respect — my life companion and the friend, of all others, that one 
should always be on good terms with. 

On the return trip, in the fall of 1833, a young friend joined me, 
and we had some forty head of cattle that we drove back. We had a 
horse and wagon and an ox team on the trip, occupying just one 
month on the road, and it was the month of my life that I enjoyed 
above all others. It was the month of October. We slept at night in 
the wagon, and before we left home my step-mother baked a large 
supply of bread — baked in large ovens, with a lid and fire above and 
below — and my father gave me a full supply of well-cured and smok- 
ed sides of bacon, and we had a cow that we milked, and my mother 
put in a large jar of butter. Our meals in the morning before start- 
ing, and at night, after camping, were coffee and milk, light bread 
and butter and bacon broiled on the coals, and nothing could have 
been more delicious; we fattened on the diet all the time and had 
much jolly fun. 

My partner on this trip was James Stotts, one of the noblest men 
that I ever met, and is now where all good people go when they leave 
this world. 

I married in the spring of 1834, built me a log home, and com- 
menced housekeeping. I had a prairie team and broke prairie and 
farmed my land by turns. The election of Illinois at that time was 



430 DESCENDANTS OF 

on the first Monday in August. I lived near Salem where Mr. Lin- 
coln lived and was greatly attached to him, and on the morning of 
the election I started at sunrise for the election precinct on Lake 
Fork, eighteen miles distant. The road was a mere bridle path most 
of the way, up the bottom of Salt Creek. The prairie grass was 
higher than I was on my pony, and the result was that I was wet to 
the skin most of the way. The whole people in that part of Illinois 
were for Jackson, It was before Canada Peck and Stephen A. Doug- 
las had inaugurated the caucus system in the state. Candidates ran 
on their own personal popularity. Sangamon County embraced the 
present counties of Logan, Menard, Christian and a large part of 
Dewitt and Cass. The county was entitled to four members in the 
Legislature, and there were over twenty candidates in the field want- 
ing the office, all running independent of party. There was a little 
junta in Springfield that assumed to run the Jackson party in the 
county. 

The junta had sent out, to every precinct in the county, tickets 
having four names on them as the true representatives of Jacksonism. 
These tickets were sent to Lake Fork precinct, but they disappeared 
before the polls were opened, and, wliile all the voters were strangers 
to me, I soon made myself known and useful. There was a supply of 
blank tickets, and I filled up one hundred and eight of the one hun- 
dred and eleven votes polled, and I got Mr. Lincoln's name on each 
ticket that I filled up. Not one of the voters had ever seen Mr. Lin- 
coln, and few of them had ever heard of him. I let each man name 
whom he pleased for Governor and the other state officers, but not one 
of them could name four members for the Legislature, and then T 
would get in Mr. Lincoln's name. Mr. Lincoln had made no canvass 
of the county, as he had no horse to ride and no money, but he had 
in almost all the precincts of the county, friends that he had made 
as a soldier in the Black Hawk war of 1832, who took an interest in 
him at the polls, and the result was that he led the ticket in the coun- 
ty by several hundred votes. This was his first election to office. 

*Messrs. Walker and Ca,sey, on Monday morning, located a claim 
each of one hundred and sixty acres on Lee County Eoad, and had 
ten acres of ground broken to hold their claims; but they were con- 
sidered so far out on the prairie and from any settlements, that they 
virtually abandoned them, and they were afterward taken up by 
J. L. and Elijah T. Estes, who sowed locust seed on the broken ground 
and since that time the place has been known as the "Locust Grove." 

Colonel Patterson and myself went on to West Point, stopping for 
dinner with Louis Pittman, who was the first settler in all that sec- 
tion. He was a Kentuckian, a most worthy citizen, and a good Meth- 
odist. His wife was everything a wife and mother should be, and 
that included being a first rate cook. I am sure it is safe to say she 
has had more chickens cooked for Methodist preachers in her house 

♦This was about the middle of April, 1S36. 



JOHN WALKER. 431 

than an}' other person in the state ever had or ever will have. They 
lived on the great thoroughfare from either Fort Madison or Bur- 
lington, going west, had a fine farm, the first orchard in the county, 
plenty of everything, and the latch string was known to be always out 
for all preachers, and, in fact, for everybody that wanted to come to 
the country and settle. The old man lived to an advanced age, sur- 
rounded with all the comforts of life, and raised a large and worthy 
family. 

That day we bought the town of West Point, Walker and Casey 
joining us in the purchase. There were but three or four large shan- 
ties on the plat. John Cotton had the only store. The house was 
about 12x16, made of peeled hickor}^ logs, split inside, rough boards 
nailed over the cracks, no ceiling, and the roof steep enough to please 
any Hollander. The stock in trade was one barrel red-eye, said to be 
of approved quality, about a dozen pieces of calico and as many more 
pieces of domestics, some fancy articles, sugar, tea, coffee and tobacco, 
all amounting in value to a couple of hundred dollars. There were 
not twent}^ acres of ground fenced in sight of West Point ; a good deal 
more was broken up and planted; but the first object of the settlers 
was to get in their corn and then fence their ground. 

Within a few days after our purchase my associates returned to 
Illinois, leaving me to put up a frame house for each of us, 18x33 
feet, one story high. I had not a foot of plank to use in any of them ; 
the studding was rails straightened; siding, split boards, and the 
floors, puncheons. The front doors and window sash were brought 
around from Pittsburg and bought at Fort Madison. At that day 
the only lumber used on the Mississippi was brought from Pittsburg. 
These houses are still standing, I believe, and occupied. 

On the 9th of August I had an attack of bilious fever, and for days 
my life was given up by my friends, but I finally recovered, but was 
confined to my bed two months, and from that time up to the end of 
the year I had chills and night sweats. I was living on Salt Creek, 
about two miles from Irish Grove, in the open prairie, and about the 
last of October I was awakened by the roaring of a prairie fire. It 
was as light as day in the house, as the cracks between the logs had 
not been pointed up. I was wet with sweat but put on my clothes to 
make ready for defense. The fire was about twelve miles down Salt 
Creek and seemed to be about one hundred feet high. The grass was 
perfectly dry, and was from two to eight feet high, and the low bot- 
tom unsettled was about six miles wide, gradually narrowing until 
it was about three miles wide where I lived. A strong wind was driv- 
ing the fire at race-horse speed. 

It was the most terrific and grandest sight that I ever saw. The 
fire moved along like waves of the ocean, sometimes forty to sixty feet 
high, and then sinking down to less than half that height. I saw at 
once that nothing could prevent the burning of my house and other 
buildings but to fire against the fire, and at once I commenced firing 



432 DESCENDANTS OF 

along the path leading up to Irish Grove. Two neighbors at Irish 
Grove were awakened by the roaring of the fire, and seeing my dan- 
ger commenced firing along the path from the Grove. They met me 
just in time to stop the great fire. 

In the spring of 1835 a man by the name of Wright came out from 
New Jersey and bought me out, paying me four hundred dollars for 
my forty acres of timber and my claim and farm. 

I then bought land adjoining Irish Grove, but I had not recovered 
my health. It was then as common in Illinois to prepare for the sick- 
ly season, commencing the latter part of July and continuing through 
August and September, as it was to prepare for winter. 

In the winter of 1835-6 several friends agreed with me to go to 
Iowa on a prospecting tour in the coming spring, and try to find a 
healthier country to live in. 

On the fourth of July, 1836, I attended the first sale of lots in 
Salem, now in Henry County. There was then not a shanty on the 
to'mi plat. Father Aaron Street, one of the most intelligent, worthy 
men that I ever met, the proprietor of the town, lived in the edge of 
the timber southwest from the proposed town. 

From there I went that afternoon to "Bound Prairie," now in Jef- 
ferson County. Scott ^Yalker and one or two other families had 
moved there in the spring, but the trail they made had grown up. I, 
however, found my way to "Walker's. There were two or three fami- 
lies then in Eound Prairie : James Gilmer, S. C. Walker and prob- 
ably Hardin and Butler and Tilford and their families. That was 
the western settlement then. 

On the 10th of September, 1836, the proprietors made a sale of 
lots after pretty full advertisement. The proprietors were all tem- 
perance men, and one or two of them elders in the old blue stocking 
Presbyterian church, and they had set apart a liberal plat of ground 
to their late minister, as he was coming to settle there, and they had 
arranged to build a meeting house and organize a church. To be a 
"hard shell" Baptist was then respectable with the settlers; to be a 
Campbellite was passable, and to be a Methodist could be tolerated : 
but they felt that it was asking rather too much to come among them 
and propagate temperance and blue stocking Presbyterianism. It 
was strongly whispered that this was a bad step to settle in a new 
countr}' — in fact, it was wliispered pretty loudly. The proprietors 
were very anxious to have their sales a success. They were all Ken- 
tuckians and had seen but few Yankees; still they had picked up 
some Yankee ideas, and as nearly all the settlers were from the South, 
they concluded to make, on the day of sale, a regular old-fashioned 
barbecue. Xo sooner was this known, than the hard shells themselves 
softened, and offers from all quarters were made to take charge of the 
roasting department of the barbecue, and the worst of enemies became 
the best of friends. Both the sale and the barbecue were a grand suc- 
cess, plenty to eat for all and well cooked, no one intoxicated, and 



JOHN" WALKER. 433 

everything cheerful and pleasant. The sale amounted to about $2300. 

Now, reader, do not say "that is no sum at all." You must recol- 
lect that this was before most of you were born, and long before the 
days of army sutlers, commissaries and shoddy contractors during a 
great war. 

There were about two hundred people at the sale; many brought 
their families. Among others, there were a dozen or so candidates 
for the Legislature. The territory of Wisconsin had just been or- 
ganized and an election for the Legislature ordered. There were but 
two counties in the territory, west of the Mississippi — Des Moines 
and Dubuque — Pine Eiver, between Bloomington (now Muscatine) 
and Davenport, being the dividing line on the river. Des Moines 
County was entitled to three members of the Council and six mem- 
bers in the House. The main question at that election was in regard 
to county lines. Almost everybody had a town and they wanted new 
counties made to suit their toAvns as county seats. All the candidates 
at this sale were of course in favor of making a county that would 
make West Point the county seat ; but I suspect the promise was for- 
gotten, much after the fashion of the present day. 

There was great immigration to the territor}^ in that year, and 
scarcely any grain raised. The result was, short rations ; and to add 
to this, it was an early winter, closing the river with ice and cutting 
off supplies from that quarter. The town of Denmark had been lo- 
cated that season by an enterprising company of Yankees, headed by 
Fox, Epps and Shed. Taking precautionary measures, they had gone 
into Illinois and bought a small drove of hogs to drive on foot, ex- 
pecting to get back before the river closed ; but when they got to the 
river it was full of floating ice, so that the ferry could not run ; but 
fortune favored them, by blocking the ice so that they drove their 
hogs over on the ice the next day. This pork almost literally kept 
the people from starving until other supplies from Illinois came in. 
The winter was long, cold, and dreary, and almost all the supplies of 
every kind had to come from Illinois, and be hauled more than one 
hundred miles, and were sold at enormous prices. 

But during the whole long, dreary winter, a Methodist preacher 
named Cartwright, living a few miles west of Burlington, traveled 
the circuit of what is now Des Moines, Lee and Van Buren Counties, 
never missing an appointment. Fron West Point to Keosauqua there 
was nothing but a trail, and that covered with snow and ice, and few 
settlers ; yet, rain or snow, he was always on time. I fear that there 
are few preachers, Methodist or otherwise, now in that circuit, who 
would be willing to go through such trials, with the same fare and 
same pay. If alive, I hope this noble man has an easy place now ; if 
dead, he has his reward. 

(Here follows an interesting account of the war between the Terri- 
tory of Iowa and State of Missouri, extracts of which we give: Ed.) 

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434 DESCENDANTS OF 

Colonel Patterson remained at Burlington until Sunday the 10th, 
hoping that some compromise could be effected, but losing hope and 
fearing that the Governor would order him before a court-martial for 
disobedience of orders, he went home to West Point. Just after I 
had gone to bed, a son of the Colonel's came to my home, saying that 
his father wanted me to come up to his house. I at once dressed and 
went. It was a clear, bitter cold night. I had known the Colonel 
from my earliest recollection, but I had never seen him so excited 
and so distressed as he was that night. He said : "The snow all over 
the Territory is now more than two feet deep, and the weather in- 
tensely cold. Scarcely a single settler has gathered his corn, or has 
any shelter for his stock, or a supply of wood to keep his family warm,. 
The snow and cold came on so early they had no time to prepare for 
the winter, and now to take those people from their homes at this 
time, would entail so much suffering, starvation and death on their 
families, left without help or protection, seems to me to be a great 
crime, and one that I do not want to have a part in." In answer to a 
question from me he said that the effort to compromise had been made 
by the members of the Legislature, but the influence of the Governor 
had defeated all hope of any compromise. I said it seemed impossi- 
ble that two such Governors as Boggs, of Missouri, and Lucas, of 
Iowa, should be allowed to precipitate a border war at such a time, 
and that I would go with him to Burlington the next day and see 
what could be done. The Colonel protested at first against going, 
on account of the peremptory military orders that he had received 
from the Governor, but he finally agreed to go. I was at his place 
the next morning at daybreak. 

After breakfast we went to Burlington, getting there a few minutes 
after 9 o'clock a. m. — just as tlie House had convened. Shepherd 
Leffler was a member of the House from Des Moines County, one of 
the brightest young men in the Territory, and afterward a member 
of Congress. It was at a time when Burlington and all the towns in 
the Territory had bright and able young men, and who were the real 
foundation of Iowa's present proud position in the sitserhood of the 
states. The Colonel and I agreed on the cast of a resolution that we 
wanted the Legislature to pass. We at once went to Leffler's seat and 
told him what we wanted, and he heartily indorsed our view, and at 
once went to his committee room and drafted the resolutions, after 
the reading of which followed some spirited debating which resulted 
in a cessation of hostilities. 

[It is a matter of history that to Colonel William Patterson, Hon. 
Hawkins Taylor and others of their type is given the credit of termin- 
ating what at the start bid fair to be a serious war. — Ed.] 

In 1839, on the 9th of August, I commenced making a farm on 
320 acres of land that I owned, one mile west of West Point. I had 
one hired man and between the 9th of August, 1839, and the 1st of 



JOHN WALKER. 435 

June, 18-iO, I built a frame house 16x32 with two shed rooms back, 
a cellar walled ujd with stone, brick and chimney in the center, built 
a log- barn thirty feet square, stable on one side and conicrib on the 
other; dug a well thirty-six feet deep, walled up with stone, built a 
smoke house twelve feet square, with projection over the well, fenced 
in with stake and rider fence 170 acres of land; and the only part of 
the work I hired or bought was the brick for the chimney, the nails 
and doors for the house (all other doors were clap-board doors), the 
floors, plastering, a man to dig and wall up the well. I framed the 
house and my man quarried and laid the stone for the cellar. We 
made the shingles for the roof of the house, and shaved the boards for 
the weather-boarding — had my neighbors help to raise the frame 
and the barn. The hauling was all done with a two-horse team, and 
all of the timber for the house, and all the rails were hauled two and 
one-half miles. It was a very cold winter, and there was a deep snow 
on the ground all the time, and I and my man, John Morrison, would 
get up before day, and while he fed and harnessed the team, my wife, 
with my assistance, would get breakfast, and we would drive to the 
timber by daylight, and one would cut the logs for rails, and the other 
would haul them to the road until sundown, when we would put on 
enough logs to make about one hundred rails, and go home, dropping 
the logs around where the fence was to be, getting to the house about 
7 o'clock, when we would have a good appetite for supper or dinner, 
as you please to call it. This work we continued day by day as long 
as the snow lasted, and we then made the logs into rails and hauled 
them out and built the fence. 

In August of that year I was elected sheriff of Lee County, and 
removed to Fort Madison, the county seat, in the fall. In the mean- 
time, the Mormons had been driven from Missouri and settled at 
Commerce, in Illinois, at the head of the rapids, opposite Montrose, 
in Lee County, and at that time there was standing in Montrose, all 
the soldiers' barracks that housed a regiment of dragoons, and the 
Mormons filled these barracks. They were all log huts, and worthless 
to the Government, but useful to the Mormons. 

[Mr. Taylor was a warm friend of Abraham Lincoln. We make a 
few extracts from the account of the part he played in getting Lin- 
coln's name before the public in 1834. — Ed.] 

In 1834, the first time that Mr. Lincoln was elected to the Legis- 
lature, he got ever}^ vote at the Salem precinct, where the whole 
population were Jackson Democrats, while Lincoln was a Whig. At 
that election the party lines were not dra^\Ti, but he always got a 
large Democratic vote at Salem in after elections. At the first 
election Sangamon County embraced what is now Mason, Menard, 
Logan, DeWitt, Christian and most of Cass Counties. Mr. Lincoln 
made no canvass, he did not own a horse and was not known as a 
public speaker, yet he got several hundred more votes than any other 



436 DESCEXDANTS OF 

candidate. Lincoln commanded a company in Colonel Henry's regi- 
ment in the Black Hawk war in 1832, and in that time formed the 
acquaintance of young men from all parts of the country, who to a 
man, not only voted for him but worked for him at the polls. The 
writer of this article rode eighteen miles to the Lake Fork precinct, 
near where the town of Lincoln is now situated, and filled up blanlc 
tickets and secured him 108 votes out of 111 voted, when not a voter, 
with one exception at the precinct, except myself, had ever seen him. 
Many incidents of his life seem to have been ordered by a higher 
power than human. 

Your late article on Mrs. Lincoln is incorrect in saying that Mrs. 
Lincoln would not allow him to run for the Legislature in 1854. 
Lincoln was off attending court, and his friends put him up for the 
Legislature and elected him. Mrs. Lincoln tried to prevent it, hold- 
ing that it disgraced Mm after being a member of Congress to be 
elected to the Legislature. After the election it was found that the 
Whigs and anti-Nebraska men had a majority in the Legislature, 
and as no one was thought of for Senator by the Whigs but Lincoln, 
he failed to qualify rather than vote for himself. At the special 
election to fill this vacancy a Democrat was elected. Five anti- 
l^ebraska Democrats held the balance of power in the Legislature, 
and they would vote for no man but Trumbull for Senator; Mr. 
Lincoln with the utmost difficulty got his friends to vote for and 
elect Trumbull. The vote on the last ballot being for Trumbull 51, 
Mattison 47, blank 1. Three were absent. 

At the special election above mentioned the "^^Tiigs nominated a 
popular young man, and the Democrats made no nomination, claim- 
ing that they could not elect, but secretly got tickets printed and on 
Sunday night they sent messengers all over the country and brought 
out a large Democratic vote and elected their candidate. If Mr. 
Lincoln had been elected Senator at that time there is no probability 
that he would ever have been President. Then again in 1858 when he 
made the canvass for Senator against Douglas, if he had succeeded 
he would not have been the Eepublican candidate in 1860 for Presi- 
dent. These two defeats and his masterly speeches in his Joint 
debate with Douglas gave him a national reputation as one of the 
master minds of the Nation, honest, without guile and devoted to 
man's freedom. 

Mr. Lincoln took a front place at the bar when first admitted. 
There were no railroads then and the lawyers traveled on horseback 
to the courts ; they were as rollicking a set as ever met. Mr. Lincoln 
was always head and front of the party, full of humor and aneee- 
dotes, but never touched liquor nor cards, nor engaged in other vices. 

In 1860 the Iowa convention for the election of delegates for the 
Chicago convention was called to meet at Des Moines during the 
session of the Legislature. John A. Kasson was chairman of the 
Eepublican State Committee. He was a Seward man, and there 



JOHN AVALKEK. 437 

had been worked up a sort of Seward craze in the fashion of the 
Blaine craze in 1880. Iowa was entitled to eight delegates, and if 
that delegation had been united for Seward, he would doubtless have 
been nominated at Chicago. The friends of Seward had arranged 
their delegates, and they were defeated by the friends of Lincoln 
by organizing the outsiders in favor of a delegation of thirty-two. 
This united the boys who were not of the selected number, and who 
had a chance to be delegates if the larger number was adopted. The 
result was that Seward had but two and a half votes from Iowa in 
the convention. Alvin Saunders, an old neighbor of Lincoln's, then 
Senator from Henry County, and later United States Senator from 
Nebraska, and the writer, contributed largely to this result. 

The night after the convention, I wrote Lincoln that he would get 
a larger part of the delegates for President if put in nomination, or 
all of them for Vice-President. It happened that the evening after 
getting that letter. Dr. Ritchie, an old resident of Lee County, and 
then a citizen of Hamilton, 111., across the river from Keokuk, called 
on Mr. Lincoln at his home in Springfield. The doctor was an en- 
thusiastic friend of Lincoln for President, and when he told Mr. 
Lincoln where he lived, Lincoln said he had that day received a letter 
from an old friend telling him that at least a part of the Iowa dele- 
gation would support him for President if a candidate, and all of 
them for Vice-President if not a candidate for President, when Mrs. 
Lincoln spoke up in a hard, bitter manner and said: "If you can 
not have the first place, you shall not have the second." 

This was in keeping with Mrs. Lincoln's determination to make 
her husband President of the United States. Poor, noble, ambitious 
Mrs. Lincoln. Few women have been more unjustly accused than 
she has been. I once saw her stop her carriage when leaving the New 
York Avenue Presbyterian Church and take up and send home in 
her carriage Mrs. Newton, an old Quaker lady, but poor and not in 
society, who was on foot when there was a drizzling rain. She was 
a kind-hearted, generous, though foolishly proud woman. 

During the Eebellion, for the first two years or more, there was 
not a day that there was not some self-constituted committee or dele- 
gation from the North or South urging the protection or destruc- 
tion of slavery, each party asserting that the adoption of their policy 
was the only policy that would save the Union. 

At no time during Mr. Lincoln's Presidency did he appoint to, or 
remove from office, any man because of his personal friendship or 
dislike when it offended other friends. He believed in the principles 
of his party, and his whole object was to hold his country together 
and make his country free and prosperous. Mr. Lincoln had earnest 
and settled opinions and convictions, but he had no personal pride 
in his opinions. His whole object during his administration was to 
put down the Eebellion, destroy slavery, and then have a united, 
harmonious and prosperous country, North and South, and no man 



438 DESCENDANTS OF 

would have done more than he to that end had his life heen spared. 
He had no bitterness against any man in the Southern army for 
simply fighting for the Confederacy; but God alone knows what 
would have been the result if he had not been assassinated. That 
he would have been the friend of the people of the South no one 
doubts; but no one can guess what the policy toward them would 
have been^, and it is useless to speculate. He would have borne much 
and long. The following incident illustrates his simple, loving char- 
acter : 

At about the darkest days of the Eebellion, when the earnest men 
of the North were exceedingly impatient at the apparent want of 
energy and earnestness on the part of the Generals in the field. Sena- 
tor Sumner went to the White House, finding with Mr. Lincoln John 
W. Forney, then the Secretary of the Senate and also proprietor and 
editor of the Philadelphia Press and the Washington Chronicle. 

The Senator told Mr. Lincoln that he came to induce him at once 
to issue an emancipation proclamation, freeing the slaves within a 
short time, if the rebels did not lay down their arms. Mr. Lincoln 
objected to the issuing of such a proclamation at that time, and took 
great pains to convince Sumner that it should not be done. Sumner 
was imfperious and rather offensively earnest. Mr. Lincoln bore it 
a long time, and Sumner, getting more offensive in his manner, Mr. 
Lincoln stretched out his long arm, and, in loud, earnest tones, said : 
"Mr. Sumner, I will not issue a proclamation freeing the slaves now." 
Mr. Sumner at once sprang to his feet and, without a word, rushed 
out, slamming the door after him and left. 

Forney left the White House in the deepest despair. He knew 
Sumner's imperious nature, and he had never seen Mr. Lincoln an)'-- 
thing like mad before, and it was at a time in the Eebellion that he 
feared all was lost if a rupture occurred between the President and 
Mr. Sumner. He left and went to his room without speaking to 
anyone, and spent several exceedingly unhappy hours. About 4 
o'clock in the afternoon a messenger from the White House found 
him at his room and handed him an invitation to dine that evening 
at the White House with the President and Mr. Sumner. 

Mr. Lincoln, after giving Sumner time to cool off, had called on 
him at his room. What took place there Forney never knew, but he 
said he never saw Sumner in such high good spirits as he was that 
evening at dinner. As Forney expressed it, "It was the happiest 
dinner that three men ever enjoyed." The emancipation proclama- 
tion was not then issued (but was at a later period), and from the 
reconciliatory dinner until his death, Mr. Lincoln had no more earn- 
est friend than Senator Sumner. 

I went to Washington in February with Governor Kirkwood, and 
it happened that we reached Harrisburg from the West the same 
morning that Mr. Lincoln and his party arrived there from Phila- 
delphia. We concluded to remain over for the day. We stopped at 



JOHN WALKEK. 439 

the same hotel with Mr. Lincoln and his party, and Governor Kirk- 
wood was recognized and feted as of the President's party. Governor 
Curtin says that Mr. Lincoln went to his room under pretense of 
spending the night there. That is probably true, but it was given 
out at the hotel that Mr. Lincoln was worn out and that he had gone 
to bed to get needed rest, and the most of his party so believed. Mr. 
Lincoln and his party had a special train and was to leave Harris- 
burg in the morning, while the regular train for Washington passed 
Harrisburg at 1 o'clock in the night. Governor Kirkwood and I took 
that train without any suspicion that Mr. Lincoln had left on a 
train for Philadelphia. 

We stopped at Gilmore's Hotel in Baltimore and I there met a 
party of thirty, organized as they told me to start the next morning 
for Montgomery, Ala., the Confederate seat of government. Six of 
this party were from Keokuk, toT^Tismen and friends of mine for 
several years. Of this number was Winder, who, with his uncle, was 
afterwards the keeper of Andersonville prison, Medcalf, who cap- 
tured the arsenal at Baton Eouge afterwards, Wooten, who was killed 
at Fredericksburg. I never heard of the other three afterwards — 
they were full of liquor. The}' had just made a night of it before 
leaving, they told me. There were three or four times as many of 
the ]\Iontgomery party proper, that seemed to form a party of their 
own, sort of chivalric cut-throats of the pro-slavery element of that 
day. The Keokuk party kindly wanted me to go with them to Mont- 
gomery, pledging me a good office, if I would go. They said they 
would soon return to Washington where I might rely on being pro- 
tected for old friendship sake. They said they were stopping for a 
day to see Mr. Lincoln pass through the city. 

Some time before the time of the train on which Mr. Lincoln's 
party was due, the Governor and I started to the depot, but every 
approach was blocked for several squares. We worked our way to 
within a square of the depot when we heard the rumor that Mr. Lin- 
coln was then in Washington. The crowd in the street became furi- 
ous, denouncing Mr. Lincoln as a coward and ever}i;hing discredita- 
ble. The Governor said to me that I had better go back to the tele- 
graph office and learn the fact whether Mr. Lincoln was really in 
Washington. I worked my way back through the crowd for a block, 
and from there to the telegraph office in the center of the city. I 
did not see a single person on the street, and in the office the operator 
was alone. I wrote a dispatch to Senator Harland asking him if Mr. 
Lincoln was then in Washington. The operator was from the East. 
He watched me closely, inquired where I was from, and satisf\ang 
himself that I was safe, said: "You need not send that dispatch; 
Mr. Lincoln is in Washington safe, and the happiest dispatch of 
my life was the one that told me he was there. If he had attempted 
to come through Baltimore as he expected, he would have been torn 
to pieces." 



440 DESCENDANTS OF 

I went back to the Governor, and in a few minutes the train ar- 
rived with the Lincoln party. With difficulty they got carriages to 
take them across the city to the Camden depot, and as the party mov- 
ed through the blocked streets all kinds of epithets were heaped upon 
them and Mr. Lincoln. One blackguard near me called across the 
street as Mrs. Lincoln passed, to one of his set : "Did you see Bob ?" 
"Yes, I saw him, he was gnawing at a piece of bologna sausage." As 
soon as the party got out of the mob they drove rapidly across the 
city and got into a car where they remained several hours before the 
train left. Policemen were stationed at each end of the car for their 
protection, but the police professed to be greatly outraged that Mr. 
Lincoln had feared to pass through the city openly. Kane, the most 
rabid secessionist, was then chief of police. 

There is not a single doubt that if Mr. Lincoln had gone through 
Baltimore as intended, he literally would have been torn to pieces; 
and I have no doubt but that the party stopping over to see him be- 
fore going to Montgomery, including the Keokuk party, remained 
over to take the news to Jeff Davis that they had seen the dead Lin- 
coln before leaving Baltimore. I am satisfied that Governor Curtin 
is not mistaken in his fear that the murder of Mr. Lincoln at that 
time would have been the success of the rebel cause. But Curtin 
entirely underrates Mr. Lincoln's ability up to the time of his being 
elected President. Mr. Lincoln was always a leader in state conven- 
tions. He was nominated unanimously for Senator against Douglas 
when the state was full of great men. Then his great speech in the 
city of New York in the spring of 1860, that really laid the founda- 
tion for his nomination in June for President, was the great speech 
of the campaign. Mr. Lincoln had no college training, or college 
vanities. He was always learning, and he doubtless learned more 
and faster during the Rebellion than previously. 

I have read with great interest extracts from Porter, Lamon and 
others on Grant and Lincoln. I was here in Washington during the 
Eebellion and in condition to know as well as any outsider did know 
of the ins and outs of the Washington end of the military line. All 
are for Grant now, but up to the capture of Vicksburg Grant had 
few friends in Washington but Lincoln, and none in Congress but 
Washburn that I ever heard of, and I have not a doubt in my mind 
that but for Washburn, Grant never would have been reinstated in 
his command after the suspension. Washburn retired himself to 
private life by his desertion of Grant in 1880, but during the whole 
time that Grant needed friends at Washington during the Rebellion, 
Washburn made Grant's care his very life work. This I know of my 
personal knowledge. Washburn was then a man of immense will- 
power, and had a commanding influence in Congress. He and Lin- 
coln were old anti-slavery friends, and he convinced Mr. Lincoln 
that the stories of Grant's drunken habits were false, and he also 
satisfied Lincoln that Grant was a better commander than any of 



JOHN WALKER, 441 

the ones proposed as his successors, and Mr. Lincoln, in his usual 
dogged tenacity to his own convictions, held on to Grant and put 
down the Rebellion. 

But it was a terrible fight, for outside of Lincoln and Washburn, 
Grant had no influential friends in power, except Caleb Smith, Sec- 
retary of the Interior Department, who on the strength of a letter 
from an old Indiana friend, then paymaster at Vicksburg, made a 
bitter fight for Grant just before the Vicksburg surrender, when 
there was a powerful raid made upon him by John A. McClernand, 
of Illinois, and that really contributed much to keep Grant in com- 
mand. 

Two things saved Grant: the one, and main one, was that little 
attention was paid to the Western armies. The Potomac army and 
the capture of Eiclunond engrossed the public mind. In Congress, 
and, in the War Department, all the great generals were supposed 
to be in McClellan's army, and none of them wanted to go West. 
Then there was no one to succeed Grant that could be agreed upon. 

A few months before the Vicksburg surrender I met Colonel 
Dewey, of Iowa, at St. Louis. He was just from Vicksburg and was 
full of praise of Sherman, and seemed to have none for Grant. I 
said to him, "Colonel, I take it that you think Sherman should have 
Grant's place?" The Colonel answered promptly, "I do not. The 
two together are perfect, and each needs the other. Sherman has the 
dash, and Grant the dogged, thoughtful hold-on, and I would be 
sorry to see a change made at this time." And that was the feeling 
of Mr. Lincoln. 

From the day the Eebellion was inaugurated Mr. Lincoln meant 
to destroy slavery and save the Union, but in all that he did there was 
no feeling of resentment in his heart. Freedon was the desire of his 
heart ; his whole life was one of love and kindness. A friend of mine 
gives me a copy of an endorsement that Mr. Lincoln made on a 
voucher which had been rejected by Quartermaster-General Meigs. 
A Connecticut hatter of the highest standing took a contract to fur- 
nish 84,000 army hats at something less than $3 each. The hats 
were furnished in lots, and when the last lot was received, the con- 
tractor was, for the first time, notified that his hats were not equal to 
the standard, and his voucher was rejected by Meigs. The contractor 
proposed to prove the hats equal to the standard, telling Meigs, which 
the latter well knew, that the price of materials had risen beyond the 
contract price for the hats. Meigs would accept no compromise or 
statement, and the hats, being of the army pattern, had no other 
value. The contractor, with a near friend of Mr. Lincoln, went to 
the President in his despair. Mr. Lincoln patiently heard the facts 
in the case, and made the following endorsement on the voucher : 

"As I understand this case, Mr. Seeley took a contract to make a 
certain number of hats, to be of equal and of uniform quality with 
the sample hat, which he himself made and submitted. The inspector 



442 DESCENDANTS OF 

at Cincinnati rejects the hats, on the ground, as he alleges, that they 
are not equal to the sample, Mr. Seeley avers that they are equal to, 
and indeed superior, to his sample, and furnishes the affidavits of 
large numbers of his workmen to. prove his statement. It also ap- 
pears that since Mr. Seeley took his contract the price of materials 
out of which these hats are made has greatly advanced, and that the 
government is now pajdng nearly a dollar per hat more for army hats 
than when the Seeley contract was made. It is also stated that Mr. 
Seeley will be ruined if his said hats be not taken by the government. 
Under these circumstances I would recommend that Mr. Seeley's 
hats be accepted, for, surely the government can have no interest in 

the ruin of an honest contractor. . _ 

A. Lincoln." 

Meigs accepted the hats, after denouncing the President's endorse- 
ment. This letter is in character with Mr. Lincoln's whole life. 

I was twice in Springfield during the winter of 1860 and ^61. 

Mr. Lincoln was overrun, night and day, while I was there by peo- 
ple that wanted office for themselves or friends, or to defeat the ap- 
pointment of men that they did not like. Thurlow Weed had just 
been there in the interest of Seward, and to make sure that Simon 
Cameron did not get a place in the cabinet, or even have the good 
will of Mr. Lincoln. Julian, of Indiana, was there while I was there 
to hit Cameron, and make sure that Caleb B. Smith of Indiana, did 
not have a place in the cabinet, or other recognition. 

The second time that I was at Springfield, Mr. Lincoln made an 
appointment and met me at my room in the hotel, where he talked 
freely about the torture that was being laid upon him by the swell 
mob then, and that had been in Springfield. Amongst others several 
self -constituted delegates had been, or were there then, from the 
South, mainly from Kentuclr\% his birthplace, telling him that as 
President, if he let slavery alone, he would have no trouble, but that 
if he attempted to interfere with slavery his administration would be 
in great danger and short-lived. 

I will in this connection give a letter that I wrote to Governor 
Kirkwood on my return home : 

Keokuk, Jan. 20, 1861. — De<ir Governor: — I have been to 
Springfield again. I spent last week there ; and if there is any man 
entitled to our smypathy it is Mr. Lincoln. He is thoroughly beset 
on all sides by the friends of different Cabinet aspirants. The mom- 
ent it is understood that any particular man is to go into the Cabinet 
the enemies, or rather the clique, who want some one else to fill that 
particular place, at once beset Mr. Lincoln with all sorts of opposi- 
tion to the appointment even to attacks upon private character. God 
only knows how things may be settled, both as to the Cabinet and the 
troubles of our common country. I will give you my notions of who 
will constitute the Cabinet : Seward, Secretary of State ; Chase, Sec- 



JOHN WALKER. 443 

retary of the Treasury; Cameron, War; Trumbull, Interior; Wells, 
Postmaster-General; Bates, Attorney-General; Clay, Navy. This, 
you will see, is not according to the papers and it may be wide of the 
mark. It is not the intention to make Clay Secretary of the Navy 
at this time, still, I think that the war difficulties will either make 
him, or probably continue Holt, during the troubles, as Secretary of 
War, and Cameron, Navy. If Cameron insists on being Secretary 
of the Treasury and will take nothing else, he will get it, and thus 
will be an entire change of the slate in the Northwest. Smith and 
Warren may come in, in the place of Trumbull and Wells, and New 
England will then get the Navy, and Clay the War Department. 
There is great danger with the Cabinet. If Chase and Cameron go 
in there will be at least three Presidential aspirants, and not the best 
friends to each other. I wanted Banks ; he has more useful ability 
than any man in the Nation and, in my opinion, would make the 
most efficient Secretary of State, Treasury or Interior, that this Na- 
tion has ever had. Do you want anything that I could help you in 
getting? If you do, command me. Mr. Lincoln asked me if you 
wanted anything. I told him I did not think you did; that I knew 
you were not an office seeker; that you was a man who was fond of 
domestic life; that your honors in Iowa had rather been forced on 
you than otherwise; that your position was such that you could be 
United States Senator at the next Senatorial election if the party 
lived and you desired it; to be Senator, was, in my estimation, the 
most desirable office in the gift of the people. (To this proposition 
Mr. Lincoln fully assented and with much animation said: "I 
would rather be Senator for six years than be President.") If you 
were looking that way it was important that you should be with the 
people, and consequently you would not want to leave that state. I 
said to him that I did not know your feelings on the subject. If I 
was mistaken, and in any way created a false impression, let me know 
and I will, with the greatest pleasure, correct it. I frankly told Mr. 
Lincoln what I honestly believed to be true ; that but few men ren- 
dered him so much service at Chicago as you did. Let me hear from 
you and you will find me ready to serve you now or hereafter. 
Yours most truly, 

Hawkins Taylor. 
Hon. S. J. Kirkwood, Iowa City, la. 

To the Fairfield Ledger: — I see that the good people of your 
county propose to get out a history of the early incidents 
of the settlement of the county. This is as it should be. 
There is nothing that more interests the people of a county than to 
learn all about the early history of that county. In Lee they have 
had a yearly reunion of the settlers in that county previous to 1840. 
It is the day of all days, and all look forward to that occasion, as I 
did when I was a boy to the coming of the Fourth of July. The old 



444 DESCENDANTS OP 

and the young attend, and for that day all enmity is given up, the 
whole county meet as friends, and the whole country is benefited. 
Every county in the state should have the history of the state's early 
days written up as it was — all the trials, disadvantages and poverty 
of the time. I have always claimed more interest in Jefferson Coun- 
ty than in any other in the state, outside of Lee, and I will add what 
little I know to her early history. 

In the spring of 1836, Scott and Combs Walker, cousins of mine, 

James Gilmore, Burton Litton, Hardin Butler, Hardin, and 

probably some other families that I have now forgotten, settled in 
the Eound Prairie. They were all from Adair County, Kentucky, 
the same county that I came from. On the Fourth of July of that 
year was the first sale of lots in Salem, Henry County. The sale had 
been extensively advertised, and I attended it. There was no house 
nearer the town at that time than the timber on Little Cedar, some 
two miles off. There was a large attendance for a sale at that day, 
probably fifty people. I ate dinner with Father Street, the proprietor 
of the town, one of the most intelligent men I ever met I intended 
to go to the Eound Prairie to visit my friends. There was no road, 
but the old man Street gave me the course, and I succeeded in reach- 
ing Scott Walker's that evening. 

The Cedar Creek bottom at that time was one mat of pea-vine, and 
for some distance the lower part of Eound Prairie was a thick mass 
of black-jack, plum, crab and hazel bushes. It was accidental that I 
found my way. Eound Prairie was then in full bloom with prairie 
flowers, and a most beautiful sight, and a most desirable place for a 
settlement, as I thought. My friends had all of them built them- 
selves cabins, and had little patches of corn planted in the edge of 
the timber, and had some little prairie broken. There was not a 
sawed board about their cabins. The floors were puncheons, the 
doors clapboards, and the roof boards laid on ribs and weighted down 
with other poles. They all had cows and plenty of milk, cornbread 
and butter, and were as content as they could be. Hardin Butler 
was the grandson of John Butler, one of the most noted Indian scouts 
that ever lived in Kentucky. That fall, Hardin, like the children of 
Israel of old, took his young wife and his household goods and went 
to his father's in Illinois to winter. His father had plenty and he 
had raised no crop in Iowa. In that day nearly the entire emigration 
to Iowa, south of Skunk, crossed the Mississippi river at Fort 
Madison. 

In the winter of 1838-9 I served in the first Iowa Legislature with 
W. C. Coop, who then lived on Walnut Creek, and in part represented 
Henry County. That part of Jefferson that had then been purchased 
from the Indians was attached to Henry County for legislative and 
judicial purposes. In that whole Legislature there was but a single 
member that had ever been in a Legislature before. That one was 
Van Delishmut, who was living a few years since in Mahaska County. 



JOHN WALKER. 445 

This ends the record down to Joseph, the youngest son of John 
Walker, the emigrant. Before taking up his family we give some 
interesting notes taken from the History of Mason and Menard 
Counties, where most of the family settled who went to Illinois at 
an early day. There will also be found copies of some old letters 
written by different members of the family. These letters give us 
a glimpse of the home life of the writers, and are thought worthy of 
preservation. And as it is well known that Augusta County heart- 
ily espoused the cause of the Colonists during the period leading up 
to and including the Eevolutionary struggle, it was considered proper 
to make mention also of what has come down to us in the Annals of 
Virginia as a part of the history of these times. After which will 
follow the record of the remaining branches of the descendants of 
John Walker of Wigton, so far as they are known to us. 

The following notes and notices of service were copied from the 
history of Mason and Menard Counties, 111., published in 1879, by 
Baskim and Company: 

Company C, 2nd Cavalry: — 

Marcellus Walker, of Havana; enlisted Aug. 12, 1861; re-enlisted 
as veteran. 

Moses Walker, of Havana; enlisted Nov. 19, 1861; died at Baton 
Rouge October 15, 1864. 

Company K, 17th Infantry : — 

Jesse Walker, of Bath; enlisted May 25, 1861; re-enlisted Dec. 8, 
1863, as veteran; captured and returned. 

Captain James P. Walker, of Mason City; enlisted April 3, 1861; 
resigned April 28, 1862. 

W. S. Walker, of Mason City; enlisted May 25, 1861; discharged 
on account of disabilitj' April 24, 1862. 

Company A, 28th Infantry: — 
Captain J. R. Walker, of Havana ; promoted to First Lieutenant 
Aug. 2, 1861; made Captain April 21, 1862, and mustered out in 
1864. 

Eight}-Fif th Inf antr^^ :— 
Lieutenant-Colonel James P. Walker, of Mason City; enlisted 
June 14, 1863 ; discharged October 6, 1863. He was promoted from 
surgeon. 



446 DESCENDANTS OF 

David C. Stone, died of wounds received in the war. 

Company E, 5th Eeg-ulars of Illinois National Guards. John M. 
Walker, First Lieutenant of Harris Guards. 

T. F: Patterson, Captain in 8oth Illinois Kegiment Infantry. 

Colonel Eobert C. Moore's regiment mustered into service August 
28, 1862, Brigadier-General Phil. Sheridan commanding. 

Joseph L. Workman, 2nd Lieutenant of Company F, of Menard. 

Louis P. Moore, died of disease contracted in the war. 

William Bailey, died in prison. 

John E. Moore, Lieutenant-Colonel of 133rd Illinois Volunteer 
Infantry. 

John M. AValker, 1st Lieutenant Harris Guards. 

John Moore, and five stalwart sons, John, Joseph, Andrew, Samuel 
and William, came to Indian Creek in 1828. 

Abraham Hornback, and three sons, John, Jesse and Andrew, 
came in 1826 to Indian Creek. 

William F. Thornton, one of the first commissioners of Mason 
County. 

Ira Patterson, only Justice of the Peace before Mason County was 
organized, also Justice of the Peace in 1838. Some years afterward 
was Governor of Oregon. 

S. L. Walker, Supervisor of Forest City, Mason County, 1877, 
1878 and 1879. 

James M. Hardin, Supervisor of Kilbourne, Mason County, 1878- 
1879. 

H. H. Moore, representative to Legislature from Mason County 
in 1872. 

Company C, 85th Infantry : — 

First Lieutenant William W. Walker, of Mason City; promoted 
from 2nd Lieutenant Aug. 27, 1862 ; resigned Oct. 7, 1863. 
Company K, 85th Infantry : — 

Surgeon John S. Walker, of Havana ; enlisted Aug. 27, 1862 ; dis- 
charged May 20, 1864. 

Company I, 139th Infantry : — 

W. H. Walker, of Havana; enlisted June 1, 1864; mustered out 
Oct. 28, 1864. 

Dr. J. S. Walker, physician and surgeon, born in Shelby County, 
Indiana, Feb. 16, 1842, lived in Mason County, 111. He enlisted in 



JOHN WALKER. 447 

Company K, 85th Infantry; in service nearly two years; attended 
St. Louis Medical College; practiced in Forest City five years and 
then went to Manitou^ 111. He was a successful physician and sur- 
geon; was burned out in 1878. He married in 1870 to S. A. Bradley 
of Chicago. Their children are Alberti and Eugene. This family 
may be related to the Walker family who came from Virginia, but 
the relationship is unknown. 

Dr. James S. Walker, physician and surgeon, born May 4, 1839; 
attended Chicago Medical College and graduated in 1863 ; practiced 
in Walker's Grove and Mason City. He moved to Forest City in 
1869. He married Sarah E. Updike of Tazewell County, 111., Aug. 
16, 1864. He was in partnership with Dr. J. C. Patterson. He 
enjoys a large and lucrative practice in Forest City. Their children : 

a. Alma Walker; b. March, 1866. 

b. Ella Walker; b. Jan. 4, 3868. 

c. Frank V. Walker; b. Dee. 22, 1869. 

d. Artie Walker; b. 1874, and d. in 1875. 

This family may be related to the Walker family from Virginia, 
but the relationship is unknown. 

Walker's Grove, purchased by James Walker in 1837, called 
Price's Grove previously. 

James Walker came from Indiana in 1839, and settled in Walkers 
Grove. He lived to be quite old. He had five sons and four daugh- 
ters, all of whom have been connected in many prominent ways with 
the history of Mason County. He died at Havana, 111. Sons : 

a. William Walker; lawyer, and lives in Missouri. 

b. Eobert Walker. 

c. George Walker; lives in Peoria, 111. 

This James Walker was probably related to the Walkers who came 
from Virginia, but the relationship is not known. 

The first physician in Menard was a Dr. Walker. He remained 
only a short time, and it is not known from whence he came or 
whither he went. 

William Walker bought Peter Price's claim when he came to the 
settlement in 1830. 

Gilmer came in 1833-34, and made permanent settlement. He 
married Miss Walker. 

John W. Patterson, 1st Justice of the Peace, bought the George 



448 DESCEXDAXTS OF 

Price place, where he lived the remainder of his days, dying about 
1844. 

William Eldridge came from England in 1840. His daughter 
Margaret married William W. Walker. 

William Gibbs came from Baltimore. He was an Englishman. 

Alexander Walker came from Kentuck}' at an early day; was 
chosen elder of the Lebanon Meeting House Church in 1832. He set- 
tled at Irish Grove; first an elder in the Xorth Sangamon Church, 
but when the Irish Grove congregation was formed he removed his 
membership there. When he left Illinois some time before 1879, he 
went to Iowa. 

First marriage on record in Menard County was Alexander Gilmer 
and Jane Walker, ^v. 4, 1830. 

Thomas Stone, one of the first trustees of Menard County. 

Stith T. Hirst, physician, bom in Washington County, Ky., Sept. 
5, 1844, son of James Hirst, native of Kentuck}-. His mother was 
from South Carolina and came to Menard County in 1849. Stith 
T. Hirst enlisted in Company A, 152nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 
and served until the close of the war. He attended Eush Medical 
CoUege and graduated from there in 1871. At one time he taught 
school. He was married Oct. 19, 1870, to Marietta Walker, 
daughter of Joseph M. Walker of Irish Grove, 111. He was a mem- 
ber of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

William Walker and his son, Joseph M. Walker, his brother-in-law, 
David Walker and William Patterson, came in 1832 and went to 
Keokuk in 1837. Alexander Gilmer, William A. Stone and Joseph 
W. Patterson, came from Kentucky^ to Menard County, 111., about 
1743. Joseph M. Walker lives on the place where his father settled. 
His residence stands upon the identical spot occupied by his father's 
cabin. 

David Walker, brother of the wife of William, bought the Joseph 
Lucas place, when he removed to Iowa, where he died in 1876. 

Captain William A. Stone, born in Virginia, but went to Ken- 
tucky when 3'oung, emigrated to Illinois in 1830. He was a son of 
Moses Stone, who came to Illinois at the same time. Moses Stone 
had a family of twelve children. He and his wife both died in 1831. 

The winter of the deep snow in Menard County, 111. (1830-31), 
was one long to be remembered by those who recall the dreary time. 
The snow began to faU the middle of December and continued to 



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449 



fall until there was nearly four feet on a level. It remained for three 
months. Much of the game starved and there was much suffering 
both for man and beast. Many of the inhabitants also remember the 
great hailstorm in May, 1851. It was very destructive to stock and 
vegetation. 

Peter Cartwright, that old Methodist pioneer, is said to have 
preached his first sermon in Irish Grove in 1830. 

Mary Ann Walker died Sept. 8, 1830. This is said to have been 
the first death in the settlement. 

James S. Moore, son of Elder John N. Moore, bom in Kentuck}' 
in 1821, was elder and superintendent of the Sunday-School. 



Original members of this Church : 



Elijah Scott. 
Samuel Moore. 
William Eayburn. 
Stephen Stone. 
Mary Moore. 
Hannah Baxter. 
Matilda Walker. 
Ann Walker. 
Jane Scott. 
Catherine Stone. 
Alexander Walker. 



John Stone. 
Alexander Barnett. 
Pheobe Moore. 
Ann Barnett. 
Jane Patterson. 
Jane Eayburn. 
Elizabeth Walker. 
John Moore. 
Lucy Stone. 
Jane Casey. 
William Stotts. 



Andrew Moore. 
David Walker. 
Margaret S. Moore. 
John N". Moore. 
Panthy Barnett. 
Polly Walker. 
Jane Walker. 
Ambrose Stone. 
Polly Stotts. 
Isabella Walker. 



Henry C. Eogers, Sarah H. Eogers, John Allen and Elizabeth 
Patterson joined on profession of faith. 

John Moore, John N. Moore and Alexander Walker, elected rul- 
ing elders. 

John IsT. Moore, John Moore and Alexander Walker, members of 
1st Session of Church in Menard County. John Moore was a native 
of Virginia. He was born 1767; was twice married and father of 
eleven children. Joseph Moore, Clinton Dewitt, William Moore of 
Irish Grove and Sarah H. Eogers, wife of Henry C. Eogers, Esq., of 
Athens, also Mrs. Margaret Waters of Clinton, were his children. 
John was elder in this church from its origin until he died in 1843. 
His oldest son and third child was John Newell Moore, born in Ken- 
tucky in 1794. He married Phoebe Scott in Adair County in 1830. 
He was an elder in this church (Lebanon Meeting House) until he 
died in 1843. Alexander Scott was another original member. He 



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came from Kentuck}- and settled in Irish Grove, but afterwards re- 
moved to Iowa. 

Elijah Scott, another first member and elder, removed to Casa 
County, and lived to be over eighty years old. 

Samuel Moore, elected elder in 1855, was born in Kentucky in 
1806. He was a son of John Moore above and brother of Elder John 
N. Moore, one of the original members. He moved to Concord, and 
died there in 1864, aged 55 years. 



EIGHTY-FIFTH INFANTEY, ILLINOIS. 

The Eighty-Fifth, being a Mason County regiment, is entitled to 
a more complete history in this connection, on account of its con- 
taining various members of the Walker family, both officers and men. 
The regiment was organized at Peoria in August, 1862, by Colonel 
Eobert S. Moore, and was mustered into service on the 27th of Aug- 
ust, 1862. 

On Sept, 6, 1862, under orders, the regiment went by rail to Louis- 
ville, Ky., where it was assigned to the 36th Brigade, 11th Division 
3rd Army Corps — Colonel D. McCook commanding the Brigade, 
Brigadier-General P. H. Sheridan commanding the Division, and 
Major-General Gilbert commanding the Corps. 

On the first of October the regiment marched in pursuit of the 
enemy under General Bragg, and engaged in the Battle of Chaplain 
Hills, at Perryville, Ky., on Oct. 8, and from there moved with the 
army to Nashville, Tenn., which place was reached on Nov. 7, 1862. 
The regiment went into winter quarters in and about Nashville, and 
while there the Battles of Stone Eiver were fought, and various 
marches and counter-marches were made, the regiment remaining in 
the vicinity until about the 1st of July, when it went with the army 
to Murfreesborough, soon returning to Nashville. 

On the 20th of August, 1863, the regiment left, with General Me- 
Cook's Brigade, for the South, going to Huntsville, Ala., and then 
to Chattanooga to join General Eosecran's army, and to participate 
in the bloody Battle of Chickamauga, which began on the 17th of 
September and lasted until the 21st. They then camped at North 
Chickamauga, and on the 25th of November took part in the Battle 
of Mission Eidge. On the 28th, they went into the command of Gen- 
eral Sherman to the relief of the beleaguered city of Knoxville. The 



JOHN WALKEE. 451 

enemy retired, and the regiment then went into v/inter quarters at 
Chattanooga. 

In February, 1864, the regiment participated in the battle at Buz- 
zard's Eoost Gap, losing heavily in the engagement, which lasted 
two days. On the third of May the army under the command of 
General Sherman left for the campaign against Atlanta, fighting the 
second Battle of Buzzard's Koost on May 9th, 10th and 11th, and 
the Battle of Eessaca on the 14th and loth, and the Battle of Eome, 
on the 17th of May. 

The Eighty-Fifth was the first regiment to enter and occupy the 
city of Atlanta. The Battle of Dallas continued from the 27th of 
May to the 5th of June; the Battle of Kenesaw Mountain from the 
11th to the 27th of June. In this desperate battle the Eighty-Fifth 
lost heavily, amongst them some of the best soldiers of the regiment, 
including Lieutenant Chatfield, Clark Andrews, Henry Buck and 
Sergeant Duvall. The next engagement with the enemy was at the 
Chattahoochie Eiver on the 18th of July, and at Peach Tree Creek, 
on the 19th of July, in which the 85th lost heavily again in killed, 
wounded and captured. The battle near Atlanta was on the 20th 
and 22nd of July. On the 1st of September the hard-fought Battle 
of Jonesboro was participated in by the 85th, and Colonel Dilworth 
was severely wounded. On the 4th of September the army entered 
Atlanta in charge of some two thousand prisoners. On the 29th of 
September the army fell back to Athens, and from there marched to 
Florence, Ala., which was reached on the 5th of October. On the 
10th the army returned to Athens, and from there went to Chatta- 
nooga, arriving there October 14th. On the 18th the army again 
marched to join the army of the Cumberland, reaching Kingston, 
via Eome, on the 1st of November, destroying all the railroads on the 
way, and continuing on to Atlanta, which was reached on the 15th. 

On the 16th of November, 1864, the grand army under General 
Sherman took up its march to the sea, destroying the railroads as 
they went, as far as Covington, which duty was performed by the 
advance brigade, in which the 85th belonged. 

On the 24th the army left Milledgeville and marched to Sanders- 
ville, skirmishing with the enemy on the way. On the 1st of Decem- 
ber the army left Louisville, where it had been in camp several days. 
The 85th lost several men while foraging here. The army met no 
further serious resistance until it had reached the Savannah Eiver, 



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near Savannah, where the enemy was met and kept up a constant 
skirmish until the city of Savannah was reached on the 11th of 
December. On the 14th Fort McAllister was taken and communi- 
cation opened with the Atlantic. On the 20th the city of Savannah 
was evacuated by the enemy, and on the 21st our army occupied the 
city, capturing 180 heavy guns, large stores of ammunition, 25,000 
bales of cotton, and immense quantities of military supplies. 

On this raid, the army marched over three hundred miles through 
the heart of Georgia, subsisting upon the choicest supplies of the 
enemy. Not less than ten thousand negroes left the plantations of 
their masters and marched with the army in its advance to the sea, 
in pursuit of that liberty which is dear to every man, black as well 
as white. 

The army left Savannah on the 20th of January, 1865, on its 
march through South Carolina, crossing into that state on Februar)-^ 
5, 1865, On the 8th the army cut loose from all communications, 
and marched to Columbia, the capital of the state, and from there 
north, passing Cherou, and continuing to Fayetteville, N, C, which 
was reached on the 11th of March, and a rebel arsenal destroyed. 

On the 15th the army marched from Fayetteville to Averysboro, 
and had an engagement with the enemy on the 16th, and from 
thence to Goldsboro, via Bentonville, where the enemy was again met 
and engaged in a battle on the 19th and 20th of March. On the 
23rd the army reached Goldsboro, terminating the second grand raid 
of Sherman's army through Georgia and the two Carolinas, a dis- 
tance of over five hundred miles, crossing ten rivers, fighting two 
battles and any number of skirmishes. 

From Goldsboro the army went in pursuit of Johnston's forces, 
and arrived at Ealeigh on the 13th of April, the enemy retreating 
and the city surrendering to our army. From there our army march- 
ed to Avery's Ferry, on the Cape Fear Eiver, arriving there on the 
15th of x\pril, and General Sherman received a communication from 
General Johnston which ended further hostilities. On the 25th an- 
other conference was had, General Grant participating, which ter- 
minated in General Johnston's surrender on the same terms given 
to General Lee at Appomattox, Va., on April 9th. 

The war being terminated, the army proceeded on its march to 
Washington, via Eichmond, and was mustered out on the 5th of 
June, the 85th arriving at Camp Butler, III, on the 11th of June. 



JOHN WALKER. 453 

1865, and was paid off and discharged. — Taken from History of 
Menard arid Mason Counties, III. 



Columbia, Ky., September 7th. 

Adair County, Ky., Sept. 6, 1817. 

Mr. Thomas H. Walker (No. 1956)^ Brownshurg, RocJchridge, Va. 

Dear Sir: 

Not having written to you for some time I would inform 
you that myself and family are well at this time, likewise all the rela- 
tives in this country and coming on much as you would expect. 
There is notliing new here of consequence at present unless it is the 
stir about the Missouri country. People here are much agitated with 
the notion of that country. Joseph Patterson is going to see it this 
fall if he can possibly get his business so arranged that he can leave 
home; and if he likes the country he intends living in it, and wants 
as many of his friends and neighbors to go with him as will consti- 
tute a good settlement. We have not heard anything from your 
brother for some time. We have been expecting him along about 
this time. The last account that we had was that he was intending 
to come home this winter as it was uncertain whether the office would 
be opened this fall or not for the entering of land in that country; 
however, it is said that the surveyors are nearly done surveying out 
the country and it is very probable that as soon as their works are re- 
turned an office will be opened. It is said (by people who have mov- 
ed to that country and have been back here this summer) that there 
are great crops there this season, so that I am led to believe that there 
will be a great emigration there this fall. There are a number of 
places for sale in this country at this time. Some are for the Mis- 
souri and some are for the Mississippi territory, and some over the 
Ohio and some will stay where they are, I think on account of 
not getting their land sold. Crops are good here this season, and T 
believe generally so throughout the Western countries, so far as I 
have heard. 

The young people here are not so much in the spirit of marrying 
as they have been in time past. James Walker was married on last 
Thursday evening to a Miss Cox, which has been the only one of the 
kin for some time past. Your cousin, 

Joseph W. Walker. 



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LETTER TO THOMAS H. WALKER FROM HIS BROTHER, 
W. A. WALKER (No. 1950). 

RoGERSViLLE, Jan. 8, 1832. 
Dear Brother : 

By the last eastern mail we received yours of the 31st ult., 
containing the mournful intelligence of the death of our brother, 
Alexander. We had heard of his sickness, but had not considered 
his attack as very serious, and knowing that he possessed a good con- 
stitution we hoped that he would soon be restored to his accustomed 
state of health. We were, therefore, entirely unprepared to hear of 
his death. 

I do not know that I have ever been acquainted with a man whose 
character I more highly esteemed, certainly with none in the same 
walk in life. To integrity and honesty which knew no temptation 
he added prudence, combined with a courage both physical and moral 
which cast out fear. But perhaps the most distinctive trait in his 
character was his strong common sense. In this he certainly ex- 
celled most men, and this would have distinguished him more among 
his fellows in any other sphere in human society in which he might 
have been placed, no matter how exalted, than it did in the one which 
he so well filled. I need not tell you that I feel the loss of such a 
brother no common loss and that I can fully and deeply sympathize 
with you in tliis great bereavement. In a letter which I received 
from Mr. Morrison at the same time that I received yours he informs 
me that his religious exercises were of a kind most satisfactory to his 
Christian friends, and that as far as man can judge "His end was 
Peace." This is all that can console the bereaved, and while we bless 
God for this great consolation may we with renewed efEort endeavor 
so to live that we may be able to bequeath the same to those friends 
whom we may leave behind. 

When we were in Rockbridge a year ago I was surprised to see 
Brother Alexander enjoying such good health and in the possession 
of so much vigor, both of body and mind. I have often since recur- 
red to a night we then spent at his house when we sat up almost all 
the night engaged in the most interesting conversation. It occurred 
to me then and has often occurred to me since that high as I had 
esteemed his good qualities both of the head and of the heart, I had 
estimated them too low. When I have indulged the hope of return- 



JOHN WALKER. 455 

ing to that country I have always anticipated heretofore much pleas- 
ure from the society of a beloved brother who, when I last saw him, 
was enjoying and seemed then likely to enjoy the pleasures of a 
"Green Old Age." But now this pleasant prospect is blasted — every 
year I find some of the chords that bound me to my native land 
broken. Still I have a strong desire to spend the remainder of my 
days in that region, and could the times alter so that I could dispose 
of our property here I think we would sell out and go somewhere else. 
I have got tired of the practice of medicine and tired of ever- 
lasting contention. I desire repose. My health requires less ex- 
posure than my present engagements will permit. But the constitu- 
tion of my mind was never designed for a state of war and I feel that 
while I remain here I must, if not actually engaged in a state of 
preparation — that the only way by which I can preserve peace is al- 
ways to be ready for war. You know enough of my temperament to 
know how disagreeable this must be to me. Yet I do not wish you to 
think that I feel myself unable to maintain my position here, or that 
I have felt myself worsted in any of the conflicts which I have had. 
Those with whom I have had to contend do not at least feel so, but I 
do not like a situation where I must always keep myself in a defen- 
sive attitude. As I have already said I desire repose. We have but 
one child and it a daughter. The educating and providing for her 
now seems to be our principal worldly care. We feel as if we could 
do these better somewhere else than here. If we sell out here we will 
probably go to Eockbridge before we settle again. We now have no 
prospect of selling soon. 

I received a letter by yesterday's mail from brother John. It was 
dated 22nd of December. They were all well. He said something of 
going to Eockbridge in the spring, but spoke of it as being very 
doubtful. He seems to be absorbed in business, perplexing and wor- 
rying himself to amass money enough to spoil one only child. 

Our church matters remain as when I wrote you last. I would 
have found it very difficult to have got along with my pecuniary en- 
gagements if it had not been for my salary as President of the bank. 
It has been almost impossible to collect anything for practice. We 
have no expectation of getting a preacher soon. I think that if any- 
thing can be done for Presbyterianism in Western Virginia or East- 
em Tennessee it must be by the establishment of some judicious plan 
of Itinerancy, and I hope something of the kind will soon be tried. 



456 DESCENDANTS OF 

Write me soon. I will expect to hear from you often. Tell Mr. Mor- 
rison he may expect to hear from me in a few days. Eemember ns 
affectionately to all your family and particularly to Aunt Betsey. 
Your brother, 

W. A. Walker. 



LETTER TO WILLIAM A. WALKEE FEOM HIS BEOTHEE, 
JOHN K. WALKEE (No. 1957). 

St. Louis, 16th April, 1833. 
My Dear Brother : 

By last mail I received yours of the 4th of March, which 
informed us of your safe return to the land of our fathers', "to the 
land that contains all that binds you to this world.'' I had awaited 
the arrival of the mail with no little impatience for some time past, 
expecting to hear of your progress homeward. I received your letter 
written at IJncle Hugh Kelso's. You will no doubt be surprised, and 
I hope agreeably so, to learn that I am already a benedict, that I was 
united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Elvira on the 20th of 
March by Mr. Lacy. 

We did not have a large wedding, merely a few of our respective 
friends. Mr. Conrad officiated as second, assisted by Mr. Elliott. 
Miss Dorcas Bent and Miss Geyes, on the bride's part. The guests 
from town were Mr. Gamble and lady, Mr. Barton, Dove, Lane, 
Judge Tucker, Eliza and some three or four others. 

We commenced housekeeping on the 32nd in the south end of the 
jail. I had a door cut in that end and all communication cut oft' 
from the office. The old stairs that led up from the cellar was taken 
away and a bedroom made on that end of the large room and one 
taken off the office on the west side, so that we have three rooms, which 
makes it quite a comfortable residence. Elvira has been a good deal 
unwell with a bad cold which I believe she had when you were here. 
She is, however, much better. 

Miss Mary Stuart died about the first of this month after a short 
but most severe illness. Judge Stuart is our circuit Judge. Bates is 
engaged to Julia Coalter ; will be married in the fall. 

Yours, etc., 

John K. Walker. 



JOHN WALKER. 457* 



TO MRS. BETSEY STUAET, BROWNSBUEG, ROCK- 
BRIDGE, VA., VIA WASHINGTON", 
FROM H. WALKER. 

St. Louis, Mo., June 6, 1825. 
My Dear Sister : 

If you have not forgotten the promise which I made you in 
my last that I would write to you from this place, I suppose you he- 
gin to think it nearly time that you should receive my promised let- 
ter. Since my arrival here I have written several letters to my 
friends in Rockbridge from all of which you will learn that a most 
merciful Providence has hitherto watched over me in my wanderings 
through this Western country. My health has been good since I saw 
you. I feel myself quite at home, far more so than I could have anti- 
cipated. Our brother and his family are well. He has enjoyed un- 
interrupted health since he entered upon the married life, and not- 
withstanding the constant pressure of business he has become quite 
fleshy. The duties of his office require his whole time. He seems to 
possess the love and respect of all classes of society without having, 
stooped to the least means of deportment to acquire it. With Elvira 
I am exceedingly delighted. She is certainly a most loving wife, 
affectionate mother, industrious and first-rate housekeeper. I be- 
lieve the state does not furnish a smarter, more lovely or interesting- 
woman. From her I receive every mark of affection and of kindness, 
and I love her as my sister. Mrs. Brown, Elvira's mother, is a most 
amiable and excellent Presbyterian lady. Her uncle, Joseph C. 
Brown, is a man of genuine piety, superior talents, and one of the 
first men in the state, an active member of the Senate. I am ex- 
ceedingly pleased with him. I might mention the names of several 
others from whom I have received the most polite notice and the most 
kind treatment, but as they are strangers to you, it could interest you 
little. 

Girls do not abound in this country, yet I have opportunity every 
once and awhile to display all the little gallantry I am master of. I 
have been once to the Dardenne prairie (the Coalter and Tucker and 
Naylor neighborhood), so much celebrated for the beauty and loveli- 
ness of its girls. Miss Caroline Coalter is the belle of Missouri. She 
is quite an interesting girl. I was treated with much kindness, and 
have since received invitations t© revisit it. 



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I saw Judge Tucker and his lady last week on their return from 
Virginia. I heard by them of James Brown, etc. When I shall visit 
the dear land of my birth God only knows. I have set no time for 
leaving St. Louis. I still wish and intend returning to Marysville 
during the summer. I wish much to see all my friends in Rock- 
bridge and you in particular. In the meantime let it be our desire 
^nd aim to resign and to commit ourselves and all that interests us 
into the hands of that omniscient and merciful Being who careth for 
and watcheth over his people. That health and every blessing may 
attend you is the prayer of your affectionate brother, 

Hugh Walker. 



XETTEE TO THOMAS H. WALKER FROM HIS BE OTHER, 
JOHN K. WALKER. 

St. Louis, 9th October, 1816. 
Dear Brother: 

I will inform you that I am well and have enjoyed good 
liealth ever since I left home. The two Misses Tates, Joseph Walker 
and myself arrived here yesterday. Mr. Brown and Stuart are to be 
in town this evening. They stopped to preach at a Mr. Fulton's, 21 
miles from this place. We left Lexington on the 37th ult. The 
Tates were to meet us at Louisville on the 29th. We got to Louisville 
-on Saturday evening. The Tates got there on Sunday. They lodged 
in Shelbyville on Saturday night, at which place they were robbed of 
all their money, except a little change which James Tate had in his 
saddle bags, amounting to three or four dollars. John Tate lost all 
but 25 cents which was in his pocket. It was taken from under their 
heads when asleep. There was another gentleman sleeping in the 
same room who shared the same fate. Fortunately for us we were 
not with them. They advertised in the Louisville, Frankfort and 
Lexington papers, described the notes as well as they could and offer- 
ed $100 reward. Their chances for getting it are very dull. We left 
Louis viUe on Monday and reached Vincennes on Thursday about 13 
o'clock. After furnishing ourselves with provisions and grain for 

our horses we came on to the the next day. We rode 

45 miles to the little Wabash. From there we got to a camp in the 

Grand Prairie. The next day we got to the ; from there 

"we came to Squire Fulton's, where Mr. Brown and Stuart were to 



JOHN WALKER. 459" 

preach yesterday. We fared tolerably well for provisions, but suffer- 
ed a good deal for water. In the prairies there was none but stagnant 
water from the little Wabash to the Oaka, a distance of sixty miles. 
The country from the Ohio to the Wabash along the road we travel- 
ed is mostly poor except in the bottoms along the water courses, par- 
ticularly on the White Eiver, but they overflow and the people wore a 
sickly appearance. We hardly stopped in a house in the State of 
Indiana but there were three or four sick. The people here look much 
more healthy than on the other side of the river. Respecting the 
country I can say nothing from my own knowledge. Some speak 
highly of it, others not. I expect we will leave St. Louis to-morrow 
and go on toward St. Charles. I expect Mr. Brown and Stuart will 
go on as far as Boon's Lick. The rest of us have some thought of 
going up the Illinois River with Fulton. He is going up to look out 
a settlement. Whether we will or not is uncertain. There is no 
office opened for the sale of public land here, and it is doubtful 
whether it will be before next summer or fall. Land is rising very 
fast. The common price of unimproved land is from three to four 
and five dollars per acre. You will remember me to mother and the 
family and friends. I am yours, affectionately, etc., 

John K. Walker. 



LETTER TO THOMAS H. WALKER FROM 
JOHN K. WALKER. 

St. Louis County, 19th Nov., 1838. 
Dear Brother: 

We received some days since a letter from your daughter 
which gave us the painful and unlooked for account of the death of 
an only and affectionate sister. How true is it that in the midst of 
life we are in death. ^Vliat is our loss is undoubtedly her gain. 
What greater consolation could we have, than we have, in her walk 
and conversation, which I have always understood were that of a de- 
voted Christian. To her children her loss must be most severely felt, 
and yet she was spared to see them all arrive at years of discretion, 
but still they have no mother to consult with, nor to watch over them, 
such as only a mother can. I feel very much for them, and wish I 
could assist in any way that would be advantageous — nothing would 
give me more pleasure. 



460 DESCENDANTS OP 

I still hope to visit Virginia, but how much of my anticipated 
pleasure is cut off by this dispensation of Providence, that to us short- 
sighted creatures is so mysterious. Sister Polly and Betsey both gone, 
and how soon it may please the dispenser of all things to summon us. 
He only knows. I feel anxious to know what the children intend do- 
ing. I presume they will keep house, at least for awhile. If they 
should break up I should be glad to have one of the girls live with us, 
or indeed both of them if they could only get here. I hope to be able 
to get to your country next year if we all live. 

My family are in about our usual health. Uncle Joseph Walker 
is here, very low with an affection of the lungs. I think he will not 
live many days. Write me immediately and particularly. Give my 
respects to all the family and relations. Tell Sister Betsey's chil- 
dren I do most unfeignedly sympathize with them in their bereave- 
ment. Elvira joins in love to you all. Jamey is at college. We 
heard from him to-day. 

Yours, etc., Jno. K. Walker. 

He also writes under date of July 4, 1823, telling of the marriage 
of Mr. Bates and Julia Coalter on May 29, 1823, and says, "Elvira 
and I were at the wedding." 

At Home, Sept. 1, 1857 or 1858. 
Dear Nephew: 

I received yours of the 1st of August a few days ago and 
thank you most sincerely for the favor. It has been very grateful to 
my feelings to receive such kind testimonials from old friends whom 
we had supposed had almost ceased to think of us as yet in the land 
of the living. Both Mary, Lavinia and myself have received many 
letters from friends in Tennessee and Virginia, full of expressions 
of the deepest sympathy in our bereavement, and bearing the most 
ample testimony to the worth of the dear departed. Yet how little 
did they, or any one else know of her excellence; in purity of heart, 
sincerity, freedom from guile and disinterestedness, she had few- 
equals ; but it was in the sincere and ardent attachment and the un- 
tiring vigilance with which she watched over them that she excelled 
all whom I have ever known. We lived together upwards of twenty 
years. I know not what to do ; have formed no plans for the future. 
I expect to send Mary and Lavinia to school, and further than this 
I have not determined. Mary and Lavinia have been on the other 



JOHN WALKER. 461 

side of the mountain in Georgia, returning a visit to Miss Mary 
Gamble, and visiting her cousin, Dr. James Stuart's wife. I went 
over with her last Tuesday and returned next morning. James 
Stuart with his wife and children had been at John's (probably John 
Stuart) about two weeks. I think Stuart intends to settle in Sum- 

merville . 

The ISTorthwestern and Northeastern E. E. Co. have finally con- 
cluded to take their road through this valley. This road will pass 

within a quarter of a mile of our house . I will try to 

write the particulars in relation to the death of Lavinia and in rela- 
tion to her sickness, either to Mr. Morrison or to Brother Thomas, if 
I can command the leisure and the composure necessary. 

Yours, W. A. Walker. 



LETTEE TO THOMAS M. WALKEE FEOM 
JOHN K. WALKEE. 

Fayette County, Sept. 25, 1816. 
Dear Brother : 

I would have written to you from Walker Kelso's, but for 
the want of paper. I the