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Jacob S. Walker

Male 1841 - 1880


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  • Name  Jacob S. Walker  [1
    Born  29 May 1841  Milton, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1850  Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Jacob Walker, age 9, male, born in Indiana, attended school within 1850
    Census  1860  Milton, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Jacob Walker, age 19, male, value of personal estate $100, born in Indiana
    Letters and Cards  8 Oct 1861  [5
    • Susan and her son, Jacob Walker, were mentioned in a letter from Leander Walker, who had returned to Milton, Indiana, from Iowa, sent to his parents, Francis S. and Catharine (Pearsey) Walker, dated October 8, 1861: "...Jacob Walker has gone to war." ..."P.S. Aunt Susan Walker wants you to be sure and write to her...."
    Census  1870  Henry Township, Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Living with his wife, Lydia, children: John T., Myrtle, and Mary, and, on the first line of a second image, a 23-year-old woman, Sallie J. Chox? (ancestry.com listed her as Sallie J. Walker Nox), housekeeper, born in Ohio:) Line Number: 36, Dwelling Number: 103, Family Number: 107: Jacob S. Walker, age 29, male, white, occupation farmer, value of real estate $15000, value of personal estate $4683, born in Indiana, male over 21 years of age

      Lydia Walker, age 28, female, white, occupation keeping house, born in Indiana

      John T. Walker, age 5, male, white, born in Indiana

      Myrtle Walker, age 2, male (sic), white, born in Indiana

      Mary Walker, age 5/12, female, white, born in Indiana, born in January 1870
    Census  1870  Henry Township, Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (This was an extension of Jacob's family from the previous census image. The only person listed was "Sallie J. Chox," probably a servant:) Line Number: 1, Dwelling Number: 103 (cont), Family Number: 107 (cont): Sallie J. Chox, age 23, female, white, occupation house keeping, born in Ohio
    Military 
    • His military record was found in the 1865 book, Wayne County, Indiana - Directory and Soldiers' Register: Jacob S. Walker enlisted in Co C, 2d Reg Ind Vol Cav, Aug, 1861, for three years; was in the battle of Pittsburg Landing; discharged by reason of physical disability, November 1862. Residence before enlisting, in Washington township (Wayne County, Indiana); now resides in Henry county, Indiana. (Further information about his military service was in his biography written in 1884 in Henry County, Indiana.)
    A Directory Enlistment Record of Jacob S. Walker (1841-1880) During the Civil War
    A Directory Enlistment Record of Jacob S. Walker (1841-1880) During the Civil War
    Jacob S. Walker enlisted in the Indiana Volunteer Cavalary, Company C, in August 1861 for three years. A record of the enlistment was published in the book Directory and Soldiers' Register of Wayne County, Indiana.

    J. C. Power, Editor, Directory and Soldiers' Register of Wayne County, Indiana (originally published by W. H. Lanthurn & Co., Publishers, Power, Zeller, and Company, Proprietors, 1865; No. 86 Main Street, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana; republished by The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; Provo, Utah), page 403.
    Military 
    • He was listed in the record of soldiers from Wayne County, Indiana, published in the 1884 book, a History of Wayne County, Indiana: Walker, Jacob S. enlisted in CO. C, 2d Reg. Ind Vol. Cav.
    Died  10 Feb 1880  Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 10
    Biography  1884  [2
    the History of Henry County, Indiana 
    • Jacob S. Walker, deceased, was a native of Milton, Indiana, born May 29, 1841, and died in Henry County, February 10, 1880. In 1868 he enlisted in Company C, Second Indiana Cavalry, and served twenty-two months. He was injured by a fall while on duty, from which he never full recovered. He was discharged in 1863 on account of disability. Soon after his return home he was married to Lydia, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Marlatt, of Wayne County. They lived in Milton till the following spring and then moved to Henry County, and settled on a farm belonging to the Walker heirs. Two years later he bought the Wishart farm, containing 200 acres. He was an industrious, enterprising man, one of the most successful breeders of short-horn cattle in the county, owning at the time of his death some very fine blooded animals. Mr. and Mrs. Walker had a family of five children -- John T., Myrtle E., Mary, Alice and Jacob M. Mrs. Walker and her son are carrying on the farm.
    The Biography of Jacob S. Walker (1841-1880)
    The Biography of Jacob S. Walker (1841-1880)
    Originally published in History of Henry County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens: also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of pre-historic races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history, pages 539 and 540. (Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois)
    Buried  Franklin Cemetery, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I39731  All Families
    Last Modified  17 Mar 2015 

    Father  John B. Walker,   b. 4 Mar 1811, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1852, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susannah "Susan" Sinks,   b. 29 Feb 1812, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1880, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  7 Jan 1833  Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Married  17 Jan 1833  Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Wayne County, Indiana Marriage Records 
    • Susannah Sinks married John B Walker on 1833-01-17. (Book B; Page 216)
    Religion  1844  [13
    • A history of the Milton Christian Church was published in the book, a History of Wayne County, Indiana, in 1884: Milton Christian Church -- This church was organized chiefly through the labors of elder Samuel K. Hoshour, who preached in Milton for some time prior the organization. The church was formed in May, 1844; [Francis] Samuel Walker was chosen Elder, and John Walker and Thomas Virgin, Deacons. The original members were: James and Catharine Walker, Rachel Griffy, Julian J. Walker, Mary Wallace, Mary A. Doran, Julia A. Griffy, Minerva and Sarah Asher, Jane Mills, Nancy Boggs, Agnes Knipe, Sarah Ritter, Catharine Walker, Mrs. Sarah Asher, Matilda Jones, Richard and Sarah Hubbard, Peter Warren, Henry B. Shull, Elizabeth Warren, Ruth Brown, Caroline Allison, Sarah Virgin, Sarah Shull, Margaret and Nancy Warren, Jane Virgin, Ann Cooper, Susan Walker and Lydia Shank. At first services were held in the school-house and later in the Union church. In the latter worship was held until 1883, when a church edifice was erected at a cost of about $2,500. There are over 100 members. The early pastors were: Elders Hoshour, Benj. Franklin, J. L. Parsons, Daniel Van Buskirk, Henry R. Pritchard, J. B. Irvin and others. The present pastor is Reverend J. M. Land. Present church officers: Elders, Dr. Joel Pennington, Dr. B. M. Witmer; Deacons, Thos. Hunt, J. B. Manlove, Charles Harrison.
    Marriage Documentation
    Walkers married in Wayne County, Indiana, 1813-1901
    Walkers married in Wayne County, Indiana, 1813-1901
    A list of persons with the Walker surnam married in Wayne County, Indiana, 1813-1901
    Family ID  F626  Group Sheet

    Family  Lydia Ellen Marlatt,   b. Mar 1840, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1926, Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jan 1863  Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12, 14
    Wayne County, Indiana Marriage Records 
    • Lydia E. Marlatt married Jacob S. Walker on 1863-01-20. (Book H; Page 358)
    Moved  1864  Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Wayne County, Indiana 
    • They moved in the spring of 1864 to Henry County, Indiana, from Wayne County, Indiana.
    Religion  1864  Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    in the Hillsboro Church of Christ on The Little Blue River 
    • Some of this information is incorrect (Jacob died in 1880, didn't move to Ohio, and Lydia died in 1926) but it would seem they joined the Hillsboro Church of Christ on The Little Blue River in Henry County, Indiana, in 1864 upon their resettlement in Henry County: Name: Walker, Jacob S.; Joined: 1864; Moved To: Ohio ? (sic); Died: []; Page #: 88. Name: Walker, Lydia Marlatt; Joined: 1864; Moved To:[]; Died: February 1905 (sic); Page #: 88
    Children 
     1. (Infant Son - 39782) Walker,   b. Abt 23 Oct 1863,   d. 23 Oct 1863
    >2. John T. Walker,   b. Sep 1864, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1948, Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. (Infant Son- 39781) Walker,   b. Abt 6 Aug 1866,   d. 6 Aug 1866
     4. Myrtle Elizabeth Walker,   b. Jan 1868, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1930, Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Mary Walker,   b. May 1870, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1935, Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Alice Walker,   b. Between 1871 and 1874, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Jacob Marlatt Walker,   b. 20 Feb 1878, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Marriage Documentation
    Walkers married in Wayne County, Indiana, 1813-1901
    Walkers married in Wayne County, Indiana, 1813-1901
    A list of persons with the Walker surnam married in Wayne County, Indiana, 1813-1901
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F14761  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    A Letter Snippet: Jacob Walker Has 'Gone to War'; Write to Aunt Susan
    A Letter Snippet: Jacob Walker Has "Gone to War"; Write to Aunt Susan
    In a letter to his parents, Francis Samuel and Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker in Iowa, dated October 8, 1861, Leander Walker, who had returned to Indiana after his parents and family moved to Iowa, mentioned that his cousin, Jacob S. Walker, had gone to war. Jacob's mother, Susannah "Susan" (Sinks) Walker, was also mentioned in the same paragraph.

  • Sources 
    1. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 597 299, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana; enumerated on August 10, 1850

    2. [S4986] Henry County, Indiana - History (1884), (originally published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), pages 539 and 540 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S652] Wayne County, Indiana - Tombstone Inscriptions Vol II, compiled by Beverly Yount, (Selby Publishing, reprinted 2002; Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana), page 159 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 50, Sheet Number: 453, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana; Post Office: Milton; enumerated on June 19, 1860

    5. [S449] Walker, Leander - Letter 1861/10/08 to His Father in Iowa, (October 8, 1861) (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 16, Henry Township, Henry County, Indiana; Sheet 132, Post Office: Millville; enumerated on July 8, 1870

    7. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 17, Henry Township, Henry County, Indiana; Sheet 133, Post Office: Millville; enumerated on July 8, 1870

    8. [S8205] Wayne County, Indiana - Directory and Soldiers' Register (1865), J. C. Power, Editor, (originally published by W. H. Lanthurn & Co., Publishers, Power, Zeller, and Company, Proprietors, 1865; No. 86 Main Street, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana; republished by The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; Provo, Utah) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S361] Wayne County, Indiana - History (1884), Andrew W. Young, (originally published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), page 370 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Henry Township, Henry County, Indiana; Page 15, Supervisor's District 3, Enumeration District 8, Sheet 139B; Enumerated on June 14, 1880

    11. [S652] Wayne County, Indiana - Tombstone Inscriptions Vol II, compiled by Beverly Yount, (Selby Publishing, reprinted 2002; Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana), page 271 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S653] Wayne County, Indiana Government (Marriage Search) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S361] Wayne County, Indiana - History (1884), Andrew W. Young, (originally published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), pages 728 and 729 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S4988] World Connect - Diane's Database: wolfordsheppard, (last updated: 2008-03-08 19:53:44 UTC (Sat), contact: Diane Wolford Sheppard) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S4987] Henry County, Indiana Genealogical Services (Reliability: 3).