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Signature of Edward B. Walker Genealogy of Edward B. Walker
1756-1838, Duplin County, North Carolina - Sullivan, Claiborne, Hancock Counties, Tennessee

 

Daniel Boone’s predecessor in Kentucky, authentic history


Author: Annie Walker Burns (1894-1966)
Date: ca. 1930
Publisher: Self-published
City: Frankfort, Kentucky
Online: No
On file: No
Scanned: No
Repository: Library of Congress
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Wikipedia: Flem D. Sampson

This book is also known as Doctor Thomas Walker, first white man of any distinction to explore Kentucky, 1749 - 1750, and probably other names.

Annie Walker Burns was never able to prove a connection of Edward B. Walker's family to Dr. Thomas Walker, the first European to document his trip through Cumberland Gap, but in the course of her research, she produced a book on him. The book contains no information relevant to Edward B.

Convinced that Walker's achievement had mostly been forgotten, she appealed to the then-governor of Kentucky, Flem Sampson (for whom she was also working) to establish an event of some type to honor him. Through her efforts, the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festivaloffsite link graphic began in 1931 and is still held annually. Annie herself attended for many years.

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