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Col. Joseph Walker1,2

Male
b. 10 June 1799, d. 22 March 1885


Family Margaret Ember b. 1 October 1810, d. 7 September 1881
Children  1. Jane Walker b. 8 Dec 1812, d. 1 Feb 1923
  2. Julia Ann Walker b. 4 Jun 1826, d. 1912

Note*   Joseph's wife Margaret, may or may not be the mother of Julia Ann Walker. The marriage date given is 20 years after the birth of Julia Ann. It might be that her name is not Emler and that they had a son named Joseph who might have married a Maragaret Emler on the given date in 1846. If she was the mother of Julia Ann, she would have been only 16 when she gave birth.

Form the book "History of Muskingum County, Ohio" by J. F. Everhart, in the chapter on Monroe township, we find the following:

"Col. Joseph Walker (deceased) was a commissioned officer in the old militia. On August 12, 1825, be settled in Monroe township from Pennsylvania. He was many years engaged in the tanning business at Otsego. Col. Walker was commissioned by Gov. Joseph Vance, as adjutant of the Fifth regiment, Second brigade, Fifteenth division of the militia of Ohio. His sword and commission have both been preserved. He took a great pride in the respectable and intelligent body of descendants who claimed him as their ancestor."

"In 1826 Joseph Walker started the first tannery and remained in this business for many years, Which was afterward conducted by his son R. A. Walker." 
Birth* 10 June 1799  1,2 
Marriage* 6 July 1842  Principal=Margaret Ember1,3 
Burial* March 1885  Otsego Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: Joseph Walker Died Mar 22, 1885 85y 9m 12d1 
Death* 22 March 1885  Monroe Twp., Muskingum Co., OH1,2 

Citations
  1. [S105] Otsego Baptist Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/otsegobapt.html.
  2. [S102] Adamsville Register Obits 1890-1939, R. Douglas Kreis.
  3. [S109] Musk. Co. Marriages Book 3 1835-1848, The Society.


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