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Francis Walker

Male Abt 1768 -


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  • Name  Francis Walker  [1
    Born  Abt 1768  near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Abt 1820  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Letters and Cards  1 Dec 1883  [2
    • In a letter from Francis S. Walker to his son Charles in 1883, he mentioned the following birth locations of his grandfather's children: " Born in Ireland Prudence, James, and Jane, born in America Francis, George, and Charles." He further discussed his uncle Francis: I don't know anything what has become of Uncle Frank's children. I never saw him or any of them. When he was very old he moved from Ohio to Cosiosko [sic: Kosciusko] County, Indiana, and died there. Brother George saw some of his sons or son passing by him homeward bound for or near Madison, Indiana
    Died  Kosciusko County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I780  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Charles Walker,   b. Ireland (probably Northern Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. probably in Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elenor (Unknown),   b. Ireland (probably Northern Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. probably in Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1761  Ireland (probably Northern Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration  Abt 1767  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ireland 
    • This date is based upon estimated birth dates of the children.
    Photos
    A Walker Family Coat of Arms
    A Walker Family Coat of Arms
    A number of years ago I found this Walker family coat of arms online. A Google check in November 2010 shows a more ornate and colorful one, but the high quality version is $9.99. I'll pass on that.
    The Region of Tennessee Where the Walker Family Settled in the Late 1700s
    The Region of Tennessee Where the Walker Family Settled in the Late 1700s
    The Lyon Creek area of Knox County, Tennessee, near the Holston River, is about 10 miles east and somewhat north of (present day) Knoxville, Tennessee. Many members of the family of Charles and Elenor Walker, who immigrated to Pennsylvania from Ireland in about 1767, settled in this area in the 1790s, when it was still part of North Carolina. Their daughter, Prudence, remained there for her entire life, and descendants of hers still inhabit the region. Their sons James and George left Knox County and moved to Wayne County, Indiana, sometime between 1806-1812.

    A letter, posted on this site, from Francis Samuel "Sam" Walker to his grandson, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker in 1883 documents some of this history.

    It appears the images used by Google Earth for this map were taken in two completely different seasons.
    Documents
    A Letter From Francis Samuel 'Sam' Walker to the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    A Letter From Francis Samuel "Sam" Walker to the Family of Charles Pearsey and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker
    This letter, written by F. S. Walker to the family of Charles Pearsey Walker, either as they were moving to Texas from Iowa or probably after they had arrived there from Iowa discusses the farm. He mentioned Charles Francis Walker, his grandson, who had remained in Iowa and probably was a big help on the farm. Sam then addresses his grandson, Samuel Nathaniel Walker in the letter, and gives an account of the Walker family and their history, coming from Ireland to Pennsylvania and then to Knoxville, Tennessee. This is particularly useful as he discusses his grandparents' family, and the information matches and extends the information which family historian, Marge Kimble, received in a letter from The Perry Historians (Perry County, Pennsylvania) in 1987. (The scan of this letter was provided courtesy of Marge Kimble. Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    Family ID  F396  Group Sheet

    Family  Elisabeth Cambel,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  8 Jan 1789  Tuscarora Valley, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriages by Reverend John Linn of Centre Presbyterian Church, Shermans Valley, Perry County (Then Cumberland County), Pennsylvania
    Marriages by Reverend John Linn of Centre Presbyterian Church, Shermans Valley, Perry County (Then Cumberland County), Pennsylvania
    Marriages of the united congregations consisting of Centre & Upper (Blain). (Copy of original record at The Perry Historians, Perry County, Pennsylvania.) Contributed by Vi P. Limric. Unless otherwise stated names given are usually part of the Centre Presbyterian Church Congregation. This document is in .pdf format.
    Children 
     1. (Son - 39920) Walker,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Documents
    Some Records From the Kosciusko County, Indiana, Original Tract Book
    Some Records From the Kosciusko County, Indiana, Original Tract Book
    These records are presented because of a family letter in 1883 which stated that "Uncle Francis Walker had moved to Indiana when he was old." The letter, from Francis Samuel "Sam" Walker, stated "I don't know anything what has become of Uncle Francis children, I never saw him or any of them. when he was very old he moved from Ohio to Cosiosko [Kosciusko] Co. Ind. and died there. Brother George saw some of his sons or son passing by him homeward bound for or near Madison Indiana."

    I have theorized the Francis Walker who purchased land listed in this document could be the same Francis, the son of Elenor and Charles Walker of Ireland who moved to Pennsylvania.

    Bote: This is only a partial transcript of the original land sales recorded within Kosciusko County, Indiana.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F425  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S8195] Walker, Francis Samuel "Sam" - Letter to Charles Pearsey Walker, 1883.

    2. [S8195] Walker, Francis Samuel "Sam" - Letter to Charles Pearsey Walker, 1883 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S386] Perry Historians - Letter to Marjorie Kimble, 1987, (June 14, 1987).