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Isaac Walker (1822-1895)


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Spouse: Mary Haynes
Family Bible: Unknown
Photos: On file
Signatures: His on file; hers unknown
Tombstones: On file

Isaac Walker, a son of Edward and Mahala (Tussey) Walker, was born 27 October 1822 probably at his parents' home on Mulberry Creek and died 22 June 1895 at his farm on Straight Creek in Claiborne County.

Isaac and Mary (Haynes) Walker; portrait owned by great grandson Bill Walker.

He was married to Mary Haynes, called Polly, on 20 January 1848 in Grainger County by a Baptist minister named Anderson Acuff. Polly was born 10 May 1822 in Union County and died 13 October 1899 at Straight Creek. She was the daughter of William Haynes. The couple had at least six children, several of whom moved to Newton County, Missouri.


Possibly Isaac and Polly's house at Straight Creek; photo courtesy of Bill Walker

After their marriage and before the Civil War, the couple lived at Mulberry for a while but moved to Straight Creek about one mile from the present location of Straight Creek Baptist Church.

The picture at right is thought possibly to be his home, which burned about 1900, although identification is uncertain; the photo is in the collection of Bill Walker, he great grandson, who also owns the large photo of the couple and lives on part of the land that Isaac owned.


Burch Cemetery, Straight Creek; photo taken 8/2/2006 by Phillip A. Walker.

Ike was technically young enough to be drafted into the Civil War but was older than the typical age and does not appear to have served. Ike's sympathies in the war are not known, and none of his children were old enough to have served. He did sign a loyalty oath to the Union but the circumstances are unknown. During the war, troops from one side or another stole some of his horses, but he and his son Billy chased after them and were able to recover them.

Although Isaac did attend the Straight Creek Baptist Church for a time, for the most part, he appears to have remained a Methodist. His wife attended the Straight Creek Church, and his son Billy was later a deacon there. Both are buried in the nearby Burch Cemetery.

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