tally sheet is just an
effort to sort out the Walker families who migrated from Colleton
County, South Carolina to Jefferson County, Florida, 1830's to 1850's.
. This has been going on for
some time now, with no end in sight! Jump in here if you
any insight! Pat Sabin
the second generation of Raysors,
REBECCA RAYSOR married DAVID WALKER. They were in Colleton
County, South Carolina at the time of the 1850 census, and are believed
to have migrated to Jefferson County, Florida in the early to
mid-1850's. JOHN MICHAEL RAYSOR married MARY ANN WALKER in
Colleton County, South Carolina. Based on the places of birth of
their children, they married about 1839, and migrated to Jefferson
County, Florida 1845-1846.
Isham Walker Family Cemetery in
SC, are buried three children named in the David Walker-Rebecca Raysor
family Bible and assumed to be their children:
1. Isham Walker, April 11, 1831- Dec. 14, 1833
2. David Edwin Walker, September 4, 1835 - Nov. 30, 1848
3. Laura Walker, Nov. 3, 1840 - May 2, 1842
there is an Isham N.
Dec. 3, 1813, d. June 4, 1848. He is believed to be the first
husband of Jane Caroline Stokes who married, second, her
sister's widower, George Raysor.
The elder Walkers,who are buried here:
Walker, b. Feb. 5, 1777, d. Oct.
there is a connection
between David Walker (who married Rebecca Raysor), Isham N. Walker, and
Isham and Martha
Walker. Charles Armstrong Walker, II, believes that the
Isham and Martha Walker had the following children: David, Isham
N., Mary, and Martha Ann.
Isham David Walker, b. April
d. June 27, 1872, buried (unmarked?) in Isham David Walker Family
Cemetery, Colleton Co, SC. He
confusing two Isham
Walkers in the same area at the same time. The book
speculate on the identities of Isham N. Walker and the children, Isham,
David, and Laura, buried in the Isham Walker Family Cemetery.
Walker who was born in 1769 and married Mary (possibly Carter), appears
to have been the father of Little Berry "Berry"Walker and Joel Walker,
and Isham Walker, Jr. There are several 1800-1817 deeds for land on the
Little Saltketchee River in Colleton
which involve this family group, and some indexed as G. Walker and J.
Walker. These individuals may have migrated to Georgia and Florida and
still be indexed in deeds in Colleton District after their
migration. Later deeds index an "Isham Walker"who may be Isham N.
Walker. One deed is indexed as Isham N. Walker. Source: http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/
Alexander Walker appears as a
on Colleton County, Charleston District deeds as early as 1786, in St.
Bartholomew and St. Paul Parishes. Daniel Walker is indexed in
deeds as early as 1802. David Walker and Daniel Walker appear as
surveyors in Colleton County deeds of the 1819-1840's. Are David and
Daniel related? David appears in almost every Walker group (as
does Isham), but Daniel is not common in later generations.
George Walker is indexed in a deed of 1816 of Hell Hole
Branch and Willow Swamp. Subsequent public records in the
1840's-50's for Colleton County name Abram Walker, William A. Walker,
Isham Walker, Charles Walker, and George Walker.
A John M. Raysor deed of December 3, 1844 for 2,120 acres on McCunes Branch and Willow Swamp, Colleton District, S.C., is surveyed by Daniel Walker, surveying property belonging to Theadore Smyly. Indexed are: John M. Raysor, Daniel Walker, Isaac John, J. W. Carter, William Walker, David Walker, R. Kirkland, Isham Walker, Theadore Smyley.
Locations in this deed:
District, Willow Swamp, McCunes Branch, Little Salkehatchie River,
Schoolhouse Branch, Burnt Bay, Hell Hole Branch. You may
refer to the 1825
of Colleton County which shows these places in the western part of the
county (click on top left thumbnail map). Use your BACK button to
related to DAVID WALKER who
REBECCA RAYSOR, and are they related to the other WALKERS from
Colleton County, South Carolina who migrated to Jefferson County and
Madison Counties in Florida?
WALKER outline contradicts the
information of the Upper Colleton Cemetery
book, and I'll take full responsibility for any mistakes contained
here. It is pure speculation. However, this is what may be part
Walker's family tree:
1 ISHAM WALKER b: February 05, 1777 d: October 09, 1848 in Colleton District, SC; Burial: Isham Walker Family Cemetery
.. +Martha b: April 29, 1779 d: March 08, 1838 in Colleton District, SC Burial: Isham Walker Family Cemetery
. 2 DAVID WALKER b: September 01, 1803 in Colleton District, SC d: October 29, 1871 in Nash, Jefferson County, FL;
Burial: Jefferson County, FL
..... +Rebecca Raysor b: September 15, 1806 in Colleton District, SC; d: October 27, 1883 in Nash, Jefferson County, FL; Father: Michael
Raysor ; Mother: Eleanor Risher m: June 28, 1827 in Colleton County, SC ; Burial: Jefferson County, FL
. 2 ISHAM N. WALKER b: December 23, 1813 in Colleton District, SC d: June 04, 1848 in Colleton District, SC
Burial: Isham Walker Family Cemetery, Colleton Co, SC
..... +Jane Caroline Stokes b: December 18, 1818 in Colleton District, South Carolina d: June 09, 1904 in South Carolina
Father: Peter Stokes Mother: Elizabeth Lawford m: Bef. 1835 Fact 1: Buried Appleby M.E. Church Cemetery, St. George
South Carolina. Jane was the second wife of George Raysor, Sr. who 1st married her sister, Anne Sisson Stokes. Another sister,
Hannah Stokes, married Thomas Raysor, Sr.
One male 15-20
One male 20-30
One male 30-40
One male 40-50
One male 50-60
One female 5-10
One female 10-15
One female 50-60
Two males under 5
One male 20-30
Two females under 5
One female 20-30
2 males under 5
One male 20-30
One female 20-30
***I think this is our David
who married Rebecca Raysor***
1 male 30-40
1 female 20-30
1 female 40-50
(spelled Boatwright in 1850)
one male under 5
one male 5-10
one male 15-20
one male 60-70
John B. Boltwrights
(Boatwright in 1850)
one male under 5
one male 20-30
one female under 5
one female 20-30
One male 5-10
Two males 10-15
One male 15-20
One male 50-60
One female 40-50
|George Walker, Jr.
One male 20-30
One female 20-30
Three males 15-20
One male 20-30
One male 50-60
1850 Census- Colleton County, SC
REBECCA RAYSOR, b. about 1806 in
SC., m. DAVID
WALKER, b. abt 1803
in Colleton Dist. They appear in the Colleton Co census of 1850
living in the same area as
George Raysor, Sr and Alfred Raysor, Sr. David and Rebecca
Walker probably migrated to Jefferson County, Florida at the same time as Alfred and Barbara
M. Raysor, in the
DAVID WALKER, 47, farmer
Rebecca 44 (Rebecca Raysor)
George R, 22 student
Michael , 20 student
Eleanor A., 17
Mary R, 15
Alfred W, 17
Hannah R., 8
John I., 4
Margaret Walker, 72, $1000 value-real estate
R. D. Walker, 30
Wm. Walker, 48
Charles G. (?), 26
Henry W., 13
Jane C., 7
Isham Walker, 37
Sarah E., 26
George Walker, 40
Eli, 9 mo
Abram Walker, 37
Christiana Walker, 47, living with James White family.
Daniel Walker, 31
Sephathia (?), 26
Jas. Daniel, 8
Edwin Walker, 27
(also in this house, Bailin Benton,50, male; Philip, 30, Jane, 6, Abram, 5, Julia, 1)
|**According to C. Moye Padgett, quoted in "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, South Carolina," p. 207, Isham David Walker, Sr., was born April 20, 1812, d. June 27, 1872. He married Sarah Elizabeth Saunders. Dr. J. B. Walker, b. Aug. 1, 1814, d. Oct. 31, 1848. Grave depicted on page 287 of "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, South Carolina".|
JOHN M. RAYSOR (brother of
Rebecca), b. May 18, 1812 in
Dist, SC; m. MARY ANN WALKER, b. about 1819 in Colleton District, SC.
Based on the places of birth of their children, they appear to
migrated to Jeffereson County, Florida, along with the family of James
S. Walker, around 1846. John Michael Raysor is shown as owning
6,000 acres of land in Jefferson County, FL in
|Household # 157
JOHN M. RAYSOR, 38, Farmer, 6,000 acres, SC
Mary A., 31, SC (Mary Ann WALKER)
Ellen 10, SC
John M. 9 , SC
George D. 7 , SC (George David)
Edgar H. 5 , SC (Edgar Haskell)
Alfred 4 , FL
Mary A 2 , FL
James T Infant, FL
The following may be connected to JOEL WALKER and
Elizabeth Carter, said to have been born 1765, son of Isham Walker,
Sr., died abt. 1837 in Jefferson County, Florida:
ISAAC N. LAMB, 28, farmer, NC
Narcissa, 25, SC (Narcissa Caroline WALKER)
John B, 2, FL
Lucretia, 6 mos., FL
DAVID WALKER, 31, farmer, 1,080 acres, SC
Caroline, 20, GA
Sarah E., 5, FL
Stephen I., 4, FL
|Disclaimer: Please note that
I am just the webmaster. I am not a Walker descendent, nor do I
without doubt how all the South Carolina to Florida Walker families are
connected. I will post comments as I receive them, and will let
readers draw their own conclusions. P. Sabin
I just thought I would add a Walker to the mix, Narcissa Caroline
I have been struggling with the relationship of Narcissa and the Walkers of Jefferson and Madison Co Fl for sometime, but believe I have found a link in the 1900 Census of Jefferson Co Fl. that may help to firm up a relationship. Narcissus V Lamb the youngest daughter of Isaac Newton Lamb and Narcissa Caroline Walker Lamb is listed as a cousin living with a James A. Walker in Aucilla, Jefferson County. James A Walker is the son of James S. Walker. James Albert Walker was listed in pervious census records while living in his father’s household as Albert and Albert I. The estate papers of James S Walker, which I obtained, have him listed as James Albert Walker as does a military pension request. Also living near by in the same 1900 census is John B Walker brother of James A. and son
of the same James S Walker.
From this information and the fact that Narcissa's husband Isaac Newton Lamb is buried in the James S Walker Cemetery in Aucilla, Fl is may be reasonable to assume that Narcissa and James S Walker were brother and sister.
Contention by early researchers is Mary A Raysor was also a sister of James S. Walker. I did find in my search of the 1880 census of Madison County that an Elen Treadwell, the married daughter of John and Mary A.Raysor was living with a D.M. Walker and identified as a niece teaching school.
The estate papers of James S. Walker list D. M. Walker as the initial administrator of his estate first filed in 1867. Family records of Narcissa have her born in Colleton Co SC. James A Walker, son of James S. Walker, military pension records list him as being born in Colleton Co S.C.
And additional item of interest found in my research that may add a parent to the mix. In the 1860 and 1870 census of Madison Co Fl, D M Walker has an Ann Walker as part of his household. Ann Walker’s age is listed as 74 in 1860 and 84 in 1870.
In the 1850 census of Jefferson County John and Mary A Raysor were living next to James S Walker and family. Isaac Newton Lamb and Narcissa C.
Walker Lamb were living next door to Jesse Walker and family in the same census. In the 1860 census of Madison Co FL, Isaac Newton Lamb and
family were living next to D.M. Walker.
Assumption: James S Walker: Mary Ann Walker Raysor; Narcissa Caroline Walker Lamb and David M Walker were siblings in that order of birth.
Their mother may well be Ann Walker. I have no idea who their father is but I am working on it.
I would be interested in any additional information you or other researchers may have that will support or reject my assumptions.
Just a note for anyone unfamiliar with Jefferson and Madison counties, they are adjacent to each other with the Aucilla River as a common border.
Robert N. Thompson
rnthompsATmailer.fsu.edu (Remove AT and insert @)
I am looking for information on an Isham R. Walker who was born on 27 Jan 1826 in Colleton Co., SC and who moved to Madison Co., FL by 1850. His second wife was Louisa Mathers who married as her first husband George (Raysor) Walker. They were married 6 Oct. 1872. He died 4 Jan 1883.
A cousin who recently went to Madison Co., Fl has found some information but we are still trying to find the parents of our Isham R. Walker. I would appreciate any help with the Walker family.
llwalkerATprodigy.net (Remove AT and insert @)
My g-grandfather, Isham R. Walker, was born in Colleton Co., SC in 1826. We have been unable to prove who his father is.
I am working on land purchases in Madison Co., FL to see what I
An Isham Walker Sr. purchased land in north-central portion of Madison
1836. Then there is a group of Walkers who purchased land in the south-western section. Their names include Ann J.C. Walker (1845), Alfred
Walker (1848), David Walker (1848, 1853 & 1855), George M. Walker (1851), Isham R. Walker (1855 - three separate parcels), and Alfred W. Walker
(1859). These parcels are in the same area and many are adjoining. There is also a Thomas Walker and an Allen O. Walker nearby, a little further
south and east.
As you know Walker is a common name, and Isham ought to be an
but this group of families made it pretty common. Every branch
of this tree
had at least one Isham, and it seems that more often than not they had several!
Charles Walker who wrote the summary of the David
family of Jefferson Co, FL has David Walker as the son of Isham Walker,
and Martha Walker. The cemetery book has a lone grave of an Isham David Walker, born April 20, 1812, who, according to contributing family members,
was a son of Isham and Martha Walker. So we've got an Isham David Walker and a David Walker, supposedly sons of the same parents.
There's also an Isham N. Walker, b. Dec. 23, 1813 and died June
buried in the Isham Walker Cemetery. I'm pretty darned sure he was
husband of Jane Caroline Stokes. They had at least one child, Rebecca Ann Walker, born 1837, who is buried in the May-Peter Stokes-Raysor Cemetery in
Colleton Co. Jane's sister Hannah Stokes married Thomas Raysor, Sr (my ancestor). Her sister, Anne Sisson Stokes, married George Raysor. When
Anne died, George Raysor married Jane.
Since Isham N. Walker is buried in the same small family plot as Isham Walker, Sr. and Martha Walker, I would have thought he was their son.
Other Walker Messages from RootsWeb message board:
Posted by Angila Maxwell <email@example.com> on Tue, 26
in response to WALKERs of Jefferson Co
Fla, posted by Walter McMillan on Tue, 26 Oct 1999
The little bit of information I have comes from the church history of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Jefferson County. According to their records one of the founders of the church was James Sanders Walker. This James Walker was born in 1802 and was married to Elizabeth Padget in 1827 in Colleton District, South Carolina. He died in 1886 and was buried in the old Walker Cemetery. Records in the Jefferson County Courthouse show that James Walker deeded in 1884 to William B. and Joel E. Walker one acre of land. These three men were all deacons of Elizabeth Baptist Church and were referred to as brothers. Unfortunately the church history did not list any of their children.
I did recognize some of the names of the children of James S. Walker you listed from the Elizabeth Baptist Cemetery list. Under Walkers was: Jesse W. born Dec. 25, 1838, died Dec. 1, 1912 and Isham J. (or J. Isham?) born February 25, 1835, died November 6, 1917.
This is all the information I have, not much, but I do know
B. Walker is my great-great grandfather. Let me know if
any of this information is useful.
Posted by Walter McMillan <WMcMil813@aol.com> on
Tue, 26 Oct
1999, in response to James Walker, posted by
Angila Walker Maxwell on Fri, 30 Jul 1999
Surname: Walker, Padget, McMillan, Young
I am interested in the fact that you
that Joel E and William B. WALKER were brothers of James
The James that I am interested in was born 1802 in Colleton SC
to Jefferson Co. Fla. In the Jefferson County
Census data there is a second James S. WALKER born in 1811 in SC. They both married wives named Elizabeth but had
different children. My James had the following children. Delilah 1828, Nancy 1830, Joel P. 1832, James Isham 1835, Harriet
1836, Jesse W. 1838, Sarah A. 1841, Annie E. 1844 and my Grandfather Alfred Darius 1850.
I find a Joel E. WALKER born 1839 in the 1850 & 1860
Fla census but he is the son of Littleberry WALKER
who I believe might be a brother or cousin of my James. Littleberry WALKER born 1812 in SC also had a son William J.
WALKER born 1841. Joel E. WALKER in the 1870 census seems to have married an Amanda born 1832 in Fla.
There is a second Joel WALKER born 1823 in SC who has a son
who was 6 month old during the 1850 census.
George B. WALKER seems to show up in the 1900 census as a boarder in the Americus Bishop household.
There is a William B. WALKER born 1840 in the 1850 census but he is the son of Jesse WALKER born 1800 in SC.
Surname: Walker, Andrews
Mary Adaline Walker, born in SC in 1822, is a direct
I believe her father was Jessee Walker, also born in
SC, about 1801. He married Elizabeth ? probably about 1821. Other children were Henry b. 1824, daughter ? b. 1826-1829,
James I. b. 1827. All these children were born in SC. Between 1827-1830 the family emigrated to Jefferson County, FL, and
the following children were born: William A. b. 1830, Jane E. b. 1832, Joseph b. 1834, George B. or M. b. 1837, Archibald
J. b. 1838, William B. b. 1840, and David L. b. 1842. In the 1830 federal census for Jefferson County, FL, Jessee is listed
near Charles and James. I think they might all be brothers. It's likely there is some connection -- please let me know what you