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

 

Samuel Walker (ca. 1820-after 1880)


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Spouse: Louisa Parks
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Samuel Walker, son of Joseph and Mary (Tussey) Walker, was born about 1820 in the Little Sycamore Valley area of Claiborne County, Tennessee. He grew up there and was married there on 16 March 1848.

Louisa Parks was born to Robert Parks and Mary McClary about 10 years later probably in the same area. Both the Parks and McClary families settled the area just a few years before the Walkers, with the Parks family at Little Sycamore and the McClarys near Mulberry Gap.

Louisa's maternal grandfather, Andrew McClary, was a Revolutionary War veteran for whose pension Edward B. Walker filed a deposition; her aunt, Esther (McClary) Coleman, lived next door to Edward Walker, Jr. Her brother Franklin married Elizabeth Jane Doherty, apparently the daughter of William Doherty and half-sister to Lucinda Doherty who married Henry Walker, son of Edward Jr., and her niece married Elihu Walker, Samuel's younger brother.

Samuel and Louisa (Parks) Walker had one known child, Benjamin Franklin Walker, who was born 29 October 1850 presumably on Little Sycamore Creek. As best as is known, the family stayed in the same area through the Civil War. Being over 40 when the war started, Samuel is not known to have served in any capacity, although his brother Isaac did.

After the war, the family moved with his brother Isaac and others to Collin County, Texas. Sometime in the 1870s, Louisa apparently died, because Samuel can be found as a widower in 1880 living in Denton County with his son Benjamin and Benjamin's family. Benjamin had married Martha J. Cloud, from Missouri, in Denton County on 8 March 1877.

Samuel is assumed to have died between 1880 and 1900 since there is no obvious Census entry for him, and he is not living with his only child; certainly, the possibility certainly remains that he lived longer. The places of burial for Samuel and Louisa are unknown.

Their son Benjamin died 1 September 1909 at his home in Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas. He, like his wife eight years later, was buried in McKinney/Union Hill Cemetery in Denton County, Texas, but the graves were moved in 1985 when a lake was created. They are now in Jones Cemetery in Cooke County, Texas. Most if not all living descendants are descended through Benjamin's daughter Annie Myrtle, who married Edward M. Masters and settled in Harmon County, Oklahoma.

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