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Descendants of James Francis Walker, Sr. & Catherine E. Miller

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Generation No. 1

1. JAMES FRANCIS3 WALKER,SR. (THOMAS2, THOMAS "THUNDERING TOM"1) was born 13 Dec 1755 in Orange Co., VA, and died Bet. 1836 - 1837 in Washington Co., TX. He married CATHERINE E. MILLER 09 Sep 1783 in Greenbrier Co., WV, daughter of JACOB MILLER and ELIZABETH SULLIVAN. She was born 26 Dec 1764 in Greenbrier Co., WV, and died Abt. 1855 in Washington Co., TX.

More About JAMES FRANCIS WALKER,SR.:

-- FACT #1 -: James Walker and wife migrated out of Orange and Greenbrier Counties, VA and by 1785 were in Madison Co., KY. They then moved into Pulaski and Cumberland counties which (the part they resided in) became Wayne Co., KY, where they remained until 1820-23.

-- FACT #2 -: James Francis Walker was born in 1762 in Orange County, Virginia. He came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin in 1824. He brought his wife, children, in-laws and slaves.

-- FACT #2b -: James Walker, Sr., farmer & stock raiser, came to TX ca.1824 from Wayne Co., KY by way of Natchitches Parish, LA. He settled on New Year's Creek in Washington Co., TX.

-- FACT #2c -: When James and Catherine came to Texas they brought two sons ages 16-25 and one daughter age 7-16. Their married daughter, Susanna and husband Phillip Singleton, came at the same time.

-- FACT #3 -: James Walker, Sr. was deceased by 1837 (he died 1836 after June 14 when he executed an Act of Emancipation for his slaves when his estate in Washington Co., TX was administered by son, Gideon Walker.

Children of JAMES WALKER and CATHERINE MILLER are:

i. ELIZABETH4 WALKER, b. 03 Jul 1784, Orange County, VA; m. JAMES COGARD, Abt. 1800; b. Abt. 1780.

2. ii. GIDEON WALKER, b. 28 Oct 1785, Monroe Co, VA; d. 26 Feb 1853, Brazos Co., TX.

iii. JACOB WALKER, b. 17 Sep 1787; d. 13 Sep 1795.

3. iv. LUCRETIA WALKER, b. 23 Dec 1789, Wayne Co, KY; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870, Fayette or Lavacca Co, TX.

v. SUSANNAH 'SUSAN' WALKER, b. 12 Nov 1791, Greenbrier Co, VA; d. Aft. 1855, Buffalo Bayou later known as Houston, Harris Co., TX; m. PHILLIP SINGLETON.

4. vi. JAMES FRANCIS WALKER,JR., b. 20 Oct 1793, Orange Co, VA or Madison County, KY; d. 24 Mar 1873, Waco, McLennan County, TX.

vii. SARAH WALKER, b. 27 Nov 1795, Wayne Co, KY; d. Bef. 29 Jan 1855, Brazos Co., TX; m. WILLIAM H. TOWNSEND, Bef. 1824; b. Abt. 1790; d. Abt. 1838.

5. viii. MARY ANN WALKER, b. 10 Dec 1798, GA/TN; d. 1838, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

ix. THOMAS WALKER, b. 01 Apr 1800, Wayne Co., KY; d. 23 May 1864, Morganstown, Morgan Co., IN.

x. DANIEL WALKER, b. Abt. 1802; d. 1835, Washington County, TX.

xi. CATHERINE WALKER, b. 05 Jun 1802, Wayne Co, KY; d. 27 Jan 1884, Montgomery Co, KS; m. ROBERT SINGLETON.

xii. FRANKY WALKER, b. 27 Aug 1806; d. 1835.

xiii. CHARLES WALKER, b. 29 Aug 1806, KY; d. 17 Jan 1835, Washington Co., TX; m. MIRANDA COLLETT.

xiv. JOHN M. WALKER, b. 29 Nov 1807; d. 1882, Brenham, Washington County, TX; m. REBECCA HENDERSON, 31 Mar 1835, Austin Co., TX; d. 11 Sep 1887, Brenham, TX.

6. xv. LUCINDA WALKER, b. 08 May 1810, Wayne Co, KY; d. 1845, TX.

 

Generation No. 2

2. GIDEON4 WALKER (JAMES FRANCIS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS "THUNDERING TOM"1) was born 28 Oct 1785 in Monroe Co, VA, and died 26 Feb 1853 in Brazos Co., TX. He married (1) BETSY ELIZABETH JOHNSON 30 Jan 1799 in Montomery Co., TN. She was born Abt. 1785, and died Abt. 1809. He married (2) BETTY FERGUSON 05 Jul 1809 in Cumberland Co., KY. She was born Abt. 1785, and died Abt. 1846 in Brazos Co., TX. He married (3) SALLY ---- 27 Aug 1818 in Wayne Co., KY. She was born Abt. 1790.

Children of GIDEON WALKER and BETTY FERGUSON are:

i. WILLIAM CALVIN5 WALKER, b. 10 May 1810, KY; d. 05 Sep 1880, Lampassas County, TX; m. (1) NANCY BOLTON, 22 May 1834, Jackson Co, AL; b. 15 Dec 1819, AL; d. Abt. 1862, Brazos Co., TX; m. (2) ADA REBECCA LANDRUM, Abt. 1868, Brazos Co., TX; b. Dec 1838, AL; d. 1913, Lampassas County, TX.

ii. JAMES WALKER, b. Aft. 1811; d. Bef. 1855, Brazos Co., TX.

iii. JULY WALKER, b. Aft. 1811; d. Bef. 1855, Brazos Co., TX.

iv. SARAH WALKER, b. Aft. 1811; d. Bef. 1855, Brazos Co., TX.

v. THOMAS WALKER, b. Aft. 1811; d. Bef. 1850, Brazos Co., TX; m. AMANDA MIDDLETON, 20 Apr 1840, Washington Co., TX; b. 1820, LA.

vi. SANDERS WALKER, b. 11 May 1818, KY; d. 03 Apr 1887, Limestone Co., TX; m. (1) LUCRETIA MIDDLETON, 21 Apr 1840, Washington Co., TX; b. 11 Jun 1822, East Feliciana Parish, LA; d. 10 Apr 1864, Limestone Co., TX; m. (2) MARY A. ----, Aft. 1864; b. 1821; d. 15 Jul 1868, Limestone Co., TX; m. (3) AMANDA C. HENDERSON, Abt. 1870; b. Abt. 1848, TX.

More About SANDERS WALKER:

-- FACT #1 -: 1850 Limestone Co., TX: WALKER, Sanders,32, m, farmer, 2000, KY; Lucretia, 28, f, LA; S.D., 8, m, TX; S.S. (Sidney Sanders), 6, m, TX; W.A., 2, m, TX

-- FACT #1b -: 1860 Springfield, Limestone Co., TX: WALKER, S. 42, farmer, 5720/7000, KYl Lucretia, 38, f, LA; S.D.(Stephen D.), 18, M, TX; S.S., 15, M, TX; W.A., 12, M, TX; EAGLE, Jas., 22, herdsman, Mexico

-- FACT #1c -: 1870 Limestone Co., TX: WALKER, Sanders, 52, planter, 2500/595; TN; Amanda C., 22, f, k/h, AL; Wm. A., 22, laborer, TX: Living next door is: WALKER, Stephen D., 28, planter, 1500/260; TX; Mary, 25, k/h, TX

-- FACT #1d -: 1880 Springfield & Tehuacana, Limestone Co., TX: WALKER, S., 62, farmer, KY VA VA; A.C., 31, wife, AL GA GA; HENDERSON, Martha, 66, mother-in-law; GA NC NC.

-- FACT #2 -: A veteran of the Texas War for Independence 1835-1836

Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Limestone Co., TX

More About LUCRETIA MIDDLETON:

Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Limestone Co., TX

More About MARY A. ----:

Burial: Old Springfield Cemetery, Limestone Co., TX

 

3. LUCRETIA4 WALKER (JAMES FRANCIS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS "THUNDERING TOM"1) was born 23 Dec 1789 in Wayne Co, KY, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Fayette or Lavacca Co, TX. She married (1) SILAS BELL,SR., son of JOSEPH BELL and NANCY DAVENPORT. He was born 1787 in Augusta Co., VA. She married (2) ELIAS GILPIN.

Children of LUCRETIA WALKER and SILAS BELL are:

i. JAMES CARREL5 BELL, b. 01 Mar 1820, Wayne Co, KY; d. 04 Aug 1880; m. ELIZA BAKER, 23 Jun 1844, La Grange, TX; b. 06 May 1830, OhiO; d. 26 Oct 1906, Muldoon, Fayette Co., TX.

More About JAMES CARREL BELL:

-- FACT #1 -: member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas

-- FACT #2 -: participant in the Seige of Bejar, the battle in San Antonio, which led to the Alamo.

Burial: Pitman Cemetery, Fayette Co., TX

ii. MARY LOUISE BELL.

iii. PHASAELAS BELL.

iv. ZOILUS BELL.

v. OZZIA BELL.

vi. ISAAC BELL.

 

4. JAMES FRANCIS4 WALKER,JR. (JAMES FRANCIS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS "THUNDERING TOM"1) was born 20 Oct 1793 in Orange Co, VA or Madison County, KY, and died 24 Mar 1873 in Waco, McLennan County, TX. He married ABELAR/ABRILLA COLLETT 25 Mar 1816 in Wayne Co., KY. She died 27 Mar 1831 in KY.

More About JAMES FRANCIS WALKER,JR.:

-- FACT #1 -: James Walker, Jr. moved family to New Year Creek, Washington Co., Texas with his five children on April 1, 1835, after the death of his wife in Kentucky.

-- FACT #1b -: Their journey to Texas was on the Mississippi to New Orleans, where they obtained passage on a sailing vessel for Galveston. This ship wrecked in a storm; they secured passage on another and arrived at the home of his parents on New Year's Creek.

-- FACT #2 -: Served in the Battle of San Jacinto.

-- FACT #2b -: James and son William Collett served in the Texas Army. James fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. Received land grants for their services and they built the first brick home in McLennan County in 1851. The home still stands in Waco.

-- FACT #2c -: The Walker Home still stands in Waco, TX and bears a Texas Historical Marker.

-- FACT #3 -: 1870 McLennan Co., TX census: he is living with his son, William Collett Walker and his family.

Burial: Cobb-Walker Cemetery, Waco, McLennan Co., TX

Children of JAMES WALKER and ABELAR/ABRILLA COLLETT are:

i. WILLIAM COLLETT5 WALKER, b. 22 Oct 1818; d. 20 Oct 1896, McLennan Co., TX; m. REBECCA BRISCOE COBBS, 02 Feb 1854, McLennan Co., TX; b. 19 Oct 1836, MO; d. 24 Apr 1916, McLennan Co., TX.

More About WILLIAM COLLETT WALKER:

-- FACT # 1 -: 1860 - 1870 census McLennan Co., TX

Burial: Cobbs-Walker Cemetery, Waco, McLennan Co., TX

More About REBECCA BRISCOE COBBS:

-- FACT #1 -: 1900 McLennan Co., TX census: listed as widow and living alone.

Burial: Cobb-Walker Cemetery, Waco, McLennan Co., TX

ii. MIRANDA ELEANOR WALKER, m. JOHN M. STEPHEN.

iii. ELIZABETH CATHERINE WALKER, m. WILLIAM H. MILLER.

iv. SARAH WALKER, m. (1) JAMES R. STEPHENS; m. (2) LORENZO D. STERLING.

v. ARIBILLA WALKER, m. JOSEPH V. GUYTON.

 

5. MARY ANN4 WALKER (JAMES FRANCIS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS "THUNDERING TOM"1) was born 10 Dec 1798 in GA/TN, and died 1838 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON NICHOLS 1812 in Franklin Co., TN, son of DAVID NICHOLS and CHLOE ROWLAND. He was born 1795 in area of Charleston, SC according to James Wilson Nichols; 1850 Guadalupe Co TX census says born in VA., and died 05 Feb 1851 in Sequin, Guadalupe Co., TX: deceased, in the Waul and Vasquez Campaigns..

Children of MARY WALKER and GEORGE NICHOLS are:

i. SOLOMON GRUNDY5 NICHOLS,DR., b. 24 Jun 1813, Winchester, Franklin Co., TN; d. 26 Jun 1876, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; m. MARTHA HANNAH DANIELL, 19 Apr 1842, Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX; b. 28 May 1827, Hardeman Co., TN; d. 31 Jul 1901, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

ii. THOMAS R. NICHOLS, b. 08 Jan 1815, TN; d. 1847, Guadalupe Co, TX; m. MARGARET (PEGGY) BAKER, 30 Jun 1842, Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX; b. 06 Jan 1819, AL.

iii. JOHN WALKER NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1816, Franklin Co.,TN; d. 29 Dec 1882, Guadalupe Co., TX; m. MARY M. (POLLY) DAY, 02 May 1838, Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX; b. 06 Dec 1818, Anderson Co., SC; d. Aft. 1900.

iv. MARTHA HANNAH NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1818, Winchester, Franklin Co., TN; d. 02 Sep 1846, Guadalupe, Guadalupe Co., TX; m. JAMES MILFORD DAY, 02 May 1838, Gonzales Co., TX; b. 11 Apr 1815, Pendleton, Anderson Co., SC; d. 23 Oct 1894, Klein Branch, Gillespie Co., TX.

v. JAMES WILSON "JIM" NICHOLS, b. 27 Dec 1820, Winchester, Franklin Co., TN; d. 07 Oct 1891, According to family members he died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1891 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; m. MARY ANN "POLLY" DANIELL, 14 Sep 1843, Montgomery Co., TX; b. 23 Jul 1825, Monroe, MS; d. 23 Sep 1893, TX.

vi. NANCY NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1821, probably Franklin Co., TN; d. Abt. 1850; m. ISAAC HARDIN TURNER, 22 Dec 1842, Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX; b. 10 May 1819, Sumner Co., TN; d. 05 Mar 1859, Kingsbury, Guadalupe Co., TX.

vii. ELIZABETH NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1824, Madison Co., TN; d. Aft. 1850, probably Guadalupe Co., TX; m. JOHN NEWTON SOWELL, JR., 15 Apr 1840, Seguin, Gonzales Co., TX; b. 1819, Davidson Co., TN; d. 30 Sep 1856, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

viii. MERIAH E. "MARIA" NICHOLS, b. 1829, Madison Co., TN; d. Bef. 1868; m. (1) JAMES NASH, 02 Sep 1845, Gonzales Co., TX; m. (2) JAMES HENRY PUTMAN, 06 May 1852, Guadalupe Co., TX .. by Thomas D. James; b. 1828, St. Clair Co., AL.

ix. CHARLOTTE NICHOLS, b. 1831, AR; d. Bef. 1854.

 

6. LUCINDA4 WALKER (JAMES FRANCIS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS "THUNDERING TOM"1) was born 08 May 1810 in Wayne Co, KY, and died 1845 in TX. She married (1) EDMUND R. MILLER Abt. 1830. She married (2) CORY D. GARY Aft. 1830 in In Austins Colony.

Child of LUCINDA WALKER and CORY GARY is:

i. SUSAN5 GARY, m. NELSON DEVINNE WHITE, Robertson Co., TX.

 

Sources:

Rootsweb:  Ancestors of W. Randy Hayes

Research of:  Walker family - Sue Owens & Jean Buckley

Research of:  Walker & Nichols families - Billie Nichols Bennett

TXGenWeb - TNGenWeb

Franklin Co., TN: 1812 Tax List

Franklin Co., TN: Marriage Records

Tennessee, Texas & Kentucky Census Records

Walker Family Bible, Fayette Co. KY Genealogical Society

US Census Records

Walker Photo Album: txnetwork