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1756-1838, Duplin County, North Carolina - Sullivan, Claiborne, Hancock Counties, Tennessee

 

Jacob Shuff & Martha (Davis) Walker Family Bible


The Jacob Shuff Walker Bible has been unknown to researchers for many decades. His daughter, Lizzie (Walker) Click, indicated in Annie Walker Burns's 1929 book that her sister, Mahala (Walker) Janeway, had had the Bible, but since Mahala had died, Lizzie assumed that her son Charlie had it. Thanks to someone who visited this Web site, the Bible has been located where expected, belonging to one of Charlie's children, Jean Fox. Tim Walker met with her in Tennessee and scanned the Bible on 17 May 2008.

Some notes:

  • In the scan of the title page, the date of the Bible was cut off at the bottom; the date does still exist on the original and is 1835, which is consistent with an Internet search which suggests that the stereotyper was active primarily in the 1830s.
  • The Bible was submerged in a flood and has some damage.
  • The birth date here for Jacob himself is contradicted by Lizzie Click, citing this Bible specifically as being off by one day.
  • Dates are included for some members of the family of sons John Davis Walker and Andrew Calvin Walker.
  • The Andrew Walker portion does not appear to be contemporaneous; despite the dates for the infants in the Bible, normal timing would suggest, as other sources do, that the children were born a year earlier.

 

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THE

HOLY BIBLE,

CONTAINING

THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS:

TRANSLATED OUT OF

THE ORIGINAL TONGUES,

AND WITH THE

FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND

REVISED.

STERIOTYPE EDITION.

NEW YORK

STEROTYPED BY A. CHANDLER

FOR THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY.

[1835]

Jacob Walker was
born on the 1st of Jan'y 1827

Patsey Walker (the wife of sd.
Jacob Walker) was born
on the 7th Nov'r 1825

They were married on the
15th of Nov'r 1846

Elisabeth Walker the daughter
of sd. Jacob & Patsey Walker
was born the 1st of Nov'r 1847

Mahala Walker was born
the 21st of March 1849

Martha Emily Walker was
born 10th March 1851

Wm. Henry Walker was born
26th day January 1853

John D. Walker was born
the 4th of September 1855

Andrew C. Walker was born
the 24th of July 1857

Sterling Green Walker was born
24th September 1859

Mary Ann Walker
was born march 23rd 1862
She died October 9th 1862
aged Six months & 17 Days

Silas Anderson Walker
was born august the 5th 186[cut off]

Elmira Alice Walker
was born 4th of July 1867

A.C. Walker and C. C. Owen
was married March 27, 1877

Ina B Walker was born
March 31[?] 1878

Ballard I. & Ida M. Walker
was born Dec. 14 1879

Cordia D. Walker was born
March 7 1883. Died Dec 1 1883

Callie E. Walker was born
Nov. 7[?] 1884. Died July 20th 1885

Lula O. Walker was born
Aug. 10 1885

The Babie [?] was born
July 17, 1887

["Birdie" written above "Babie" above]

This Sept 19[?] 1887[?]

Rubie E. Walker was [sic] Aug.
28 1899. This Xmas 1901[?]

Loda M. Janeway was [rest unreadable]

Dr. A.C. Walker was born 24 July
1857. Was married 27 March 1877

E.A. Walker
[next line unreadable]

John D. Walker
was born Sept. the 4th 1854

Margaret A. Walker
Was born June the 13 185[?]

William J. Walker
was born Sept the 28 1874

Anna G. Walker
was born Jan the 27 1877

this June the 12th 1878

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