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


Jacob Walker (1822-1858)

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Spouse: Louisa Lewis
Family Bible: Unknown
Photos: Jacob: none known
Louisa: 2 known & posted here
Signatures: His on file; hers unknown
Find A Grave: Jacob & Louisa

Four generation photo taken at a family event about 1904. Sitting from left: Mary Melvina (Walker) Casada, Louisa (Lewis) (Walker), Leabow. Standing: Anna Mary McKenzie, Olive (Casada) Golden. Courtesy Nancy Cassada Nelson. Click for larger version.

Jacob Walker, the third son of Joseph and Mary (Tussey) Walker, was born 27 May 1822 in the Little Sycamore Valley in Claiborne County, Tennessee. On 26 November 1846, he married Louisa Lewis there, a daughter of William Lewis and Sarah Boyers and sister to John who married Jacob's sister Anna a few years later. Louisa was born 3 December 1824 probably at Lone Mountain and died 26 July 1904 there.

Mary Melvina (Walker) Casada (left), and her mother, Louisa (Lewis) (Walker) Leabow in a faded photo. Courtesy Nancy Cassada Nelson. Click for larger version.

Not much is known of Jacob's short life. He was a Justice of the Peace for Claiborne County for a time. He also bought out his siblings' portions of his father's land when his father died in an accident, and on 3 December 1857 he was named master for John Lewis, son of Jane, who was probably related in some way to his wife.

Mary Melvina (Walker) Casada, Jacob's only surviving daughter, and her family at their home at Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Courtesy Nancy Cassada Nelson. Sitting from left: unknown, John Alexander Casada, Mary Melvina (Walker) Casada. Standing: Rachel Casada (married William Fieldon Hopson), John Frank Wylie, Sara L. "Sallie" (Casada) Wylie. Click for larger version.

A day short of his 36th birthday, Jacob died for reasons no longer known. According to Nancy Cassada Nelson, Jacob sold land about three weeks before he died, suggesting that he knew he was dying. He left a will supposedly, although it did not show up until 6 months after he had died. He is believed to have been buried in the same cemetery as his parents, although he has no inscribed stone. Louisa went on to marry Urial Leabow, also known as Royal Leabow, about a year later and raised another family.

Jacob and Louisa had two known children. The oldest, Mary Melvina, married John Alexander Casada and had 11 children. The second child is one only recently attributed, Olivia, or, more properly, S. Olivia T. Walker apparently. Olivia died when she was 7 and is buried next to her mother; her mother is buried next to her second husband in Leabow Hollow in the Lone Mountain area.

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