Walker Burns wrote a second, lesser-known followup
to her 1929 book on the Edward
Walker family which is not widely available but does
exist at the Daughters of the American Revolution Library.
This book does contain a few letters that she received
shortly after her 1929 book which add color to the family
story, and there is also information about her nephew,
Captain Hobart Theodore Walker, Jr., who was killed
when the plane he was piloting over China collided with
another in World War 2. But, for the most part, the
book consists of transcriptions of census records of
Walkers, some related, some not.
Notes from the Book
A full copy of the book has not been obtained, but
my notes from the book are below.
Pages 1-R - 4-R: Roy S. Walker of Jacksonville,
Florida, wrote (perhaps in 1957) that he was the
son of James Taylor Walker and Mattie Riddle,
his second wife. He married Mattie Edna Mauney
of Ludlow, Colorado. Daughter Dorothy Jean, born
12 March 1929 in the Woman's Air Force, married
Harry E. Harbach; children: Deborah Lynn born
4 May 1952, Sandra Lee, born 12 December 1953
died 27 February 1955, and Harry Edward, born
11 July 1955. Son Roy Mauney, born 3 July 1927,
married Janice Ruth Marks 31 Deember 1954. Half
sister Mallie Yoakum, born 28 October 1874, died
27 February 1957, married Joseph S. Yoakum 20
September 1895; children Margaret Lenore, Robert
Taylor, Henry Clay, Paul Devine, Anne.Half sister
Lenore married W.L. Mitchell and lived at 2039
Emoriland Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee. Half
sister Fleda was 3 years younger and died at age
Leonore wrote that she was born 17 December 1898
and married W. Leon Mitchell 27 April 1921 who
died of a heart attack in 1949. No children. Robert
born 17 November 1900 married Belle Somers Simpson
in January 1948; no children. Henry, born 15 June
1903 married Mary Ollie Irwin 28 April 1926; children:
Henry Clay Jr., born 5 May 1928 who was in Korea
at the time; Henry Jr. married Florabel Christopher
in September 1954; son Chris born March 1956.
Paul Devine Yoakum born 3 May 1905 married Barbara
Folkes in May 1938; served in World War 2, no
children. Ann Yoakum bor 4 November 1913 married
H.L. Modlin Jr., 25 June 1936; he served in World
War 2. Children Anne Leigh, born 20 March 1939,
Elizabeth "Betsy" Hanes Modlin born
6 November 1942.
Page 2-X: "Bible records"
Annie writes of her own family. James A. Walker,
born 3 June 1860, married Sallie E. Hansard, born
15 February 1864. The couple married 22 September
1882 and Sallie died 14 June 1933. The father
of Sallie was Abner Christian Hansard, born 1
April 1814, and her mother was Mary Ann Markham
or Marcum, born 16 May 1825.
Children of James A. and Sallie E. (Hansard)
Viola born 6 September 1885, died in infancy
Ollie Fredricka, born 19 December 1886, died in
Vernie Christian, born 3 January 1889, died in
Abner Homer [sic], born 27 February 1891
Mary Anne, born 8 December 1893
Hobart Theodore, born 11 August 1896
Samuel Wheeler [sic], born 13 April 1899
Lucy Kate (now McGhee) born 14 June 1903
Bennie died in infancy
Another infant died in infancy
Abner Homer Walker married Lucinda Howard 8 September
1916. Children Lena Ruth, born 16 November 1919,
and Sallie Emily, born 26 November 1923, married
General Haig Blanton, 5 May 1948. Children General
Lewis Blanton, born 26 July 1950, Danny Homer
Blanton born 2 July 1951.
She notes that James A. was the son of Henry
Walker, 1818-1873 [actually died in 1872] and
his first wife, Lucinda Daugherty [probably Doherty],
who was born in 1820 [possibly but uncertain]
and died after 1860, and that the couple was married
21 July 1839.
She also notes Henry's mother, Mahala Tussey,
as being born in 1800 [incorrect], marrying in
1817 [possible but uncertain], and died 28 December
1842 [probably 1844].
Jane Horne as she spells it, Henry's grandmother,
she shows as born in 1771 and died after 1840;
the dates undoubtedly came from the pension and
no other source.
Page 23: indicates that there are death records
of Jacob and Jane Tussey and Jonathan Tussey at
Floyd County, Kentucky at the Kentucky Historical
Library, which is quite curious as they did not
die there presumably.
Pages 24-25: Much of the information cited here
is wrong or slightly off: Joseph H. Walker, born
Claiborne County, 28 December 1871, son of Sterling,
grandson of Johnathan [sic], great grandson of
Joseph born in Halifax County, Virginia [not likely].
Moved to Claiborne County at an early day in an
ox cart. Farmer and slave owner. He was killed
by a falling tree limb before he was 40 [he was
59]. Mary (Tussey) Walker died in Claiborne County
at age of 98 [she was about 88].
Joseph and Mary's son Jonathan, died 1848, married
a Clavern [no, a Tussey, his first cousin]. Sterling
1846-1913 in Claiborne County was a Baptist, farmer,
Democrat. he married Ellen Pearson, born in Claiborne
County in 1851 and died 1912. Children: Joseph
H., Henry, Jonathan, Milton, all farmers, Martha
married R. I. Pickrell, agent for Southern Eastern
Express Company lived at Middlesboro, Kentucky,
on South 18th Street; Charles Walker, farmer in
In 1897, "Mr. Walker" [Joseph Hillary]
married Hallie Parkey, daughter of Isaac and Susie
(Coleman) Parkey who resided in Claiborne County
where he was a farmer. Three children: Estes born
1900, Nellie born 1902, Ethel born 1905. [There
was actually a 4th, Willie Southern Walker, who
Page 25: Says she cannot place: James Thomas
Walker and Eva (Bunch) Walker, a native of Claiborne
County. His paternal grandfather was John Thomas
Walker from North Carolina who settled early in
Claiborne County. James Thomas ran away from home
at the age of 16. 25 June 1913, "Dr. Walker",
Margaret Layson Von Bussum of Owensboro, Kentucky,
Murry Hamilton and Margaret both their children.
[John Thomas Walker was not from North Carolina.
He was born, according to Census records, in Tennessee,
and was the son of Samuel Walker, Edward Walker
Page 27: March 1857, Mary Walker vs. Isaac, Jacob,
Elihue, John Lewis & wife Anna, administrators
of Joseph Walker's estate for widows dower, page
77, book dated 1826, page 25 is Jane Walker vs.
John Walker 1826, others.
Page 29: Cannot tie James Walker to this family
but suspects a link.
Page 31: Letter from Minerva repeats information
in the 1929 book about her brothers, Sam being
10 when they moved to Bear Creek, etc. She states
that family records were either destroyed or that
"Mother Martha", Henry's second wife,
Pages 34-35: 28 January 1929 letter from Minerva,
again a repeat but apparently transcribed this
time to call her mother "Lucinda Overton
Daugherty" and repeats that her stepfather
was Samuel Walker, who she calls Henry's brother
but was, in fact, his uncle. This letter appears
to correct the information in the 1929 book where
she identified several Walkers as Overtons.
Elsewhere: The author quotes an article from
an unnamed Washington, DC newspaper dated 10 October
1947 a story that includes her nephew:
40 From Area of Washington Among War Dead Brought
to the United States
The United States Army transport, Honda Knot,
returning 3,000 World War II dead from the Pacific
Theater, including two score from the Washington
area, is due to arrive in San Francisco from Honolulu
The names of those from the District and neighboring
areas, and their next of kin, as released today
by the Department of the Army, are as follows
Captain Hobart T. Walker, Jr., U S. A. A. F [United
States Army Air Force] was killed over China February
11, 1945 as he was piloting a cargo plane loaded
with gasoline. Stationed in the Indo-China command,
he flew everything from a Piper Cub to a four-engine
He graduated from Eastern High School in 1938
and attended Maryland University, leaving in his
senior year to join the Army ferry command. He
was commissioned on his 21st, birthday, July 9,
1941, was promoted to first lieutenant in April
1943, and to Captain in July 1944.
He received the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Surviving are his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Hobart
T. Walker, Sr., 1321 21st Street N.W. and two
brothers: Lawrence C. Walker and Mark E. Walker.
He also has a sister: Mrs. Hope W. Good of Arlington
[author inserts "husband Woodrow Good"]
of Arlington, Virginia [sic].