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Family History 1

The only ancestor currently known of this Walker lineage is our 9th great-grandmother Margaret Walker. Margaret was most likely born in England about 1615.  This year is based upon an approximate age of 20 years when documented marriage took place.  Margaret probably lived in that area of England were the counties of Lancashire and West Yorkshire border.  In 1635 Margaret married Thomas Eubank at Penrith, now in the county of Cumbria, England*.  Two known off-spring, both sons, are attributed to this union.  The youngest son Thomas was born around 1650.  As such it is assumed that Margaret (Walker) Eubank died after that year in the county of Lancashire, England where the other son, Richard, is documented as having been born.   Our ancestral line continues through the aforementioned son Richard Eubank who is said to have been born in 1644.

* Cumbria was formerly a part of Cumberland an historic county of North West England that existed from the 12th century until 1974. Cumberland bordered Northumberland to the east, County Durham to the southeast, Westmorland and Lancashire to the south, and Dumfriesshire in Scotland to the north.

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MARGARET1 WALKER was born about 1615 in England. She died after 1650 in Lancashire, England. She married Thomas Eubank on 30 Jun 1635 in Penrith, Cumberland, England. He was born in 1610 in England. He died after 1650 in Lancashire, England.

 

Thomas Eubank and Margaret Walker had the following children:

 

·            RICHARD2 EUBANK was born in 1644 in Lancashire, England. He died in 1698 in Talbot County, Maryland.

 

·            THOMAS EUBANK was born in 1650 in England. He died on 09 Feb 1732 in Talbot County, Maryland. He married Martha Harrison in 1681 in England. She was born about 1654 in Talbot County, Maryland.

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Migration of Family 1

       Tracing our own family’s paths of migration can prove crucial in identifying previous generations and eventually, figuring out where and how they arrived in the “New World” as well as where they eventually settled.  Knowing the network of trails American pioneers traveled can help you guess where to start looking.  The trail map(s) provided below may assist you in understanding the routes that our direct ancestors of this family may have taken to find new homes and opportunities in the vast area now encompassed by the United States.

      During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Europeans made the perilous ocean voyage to America.  For many it was an escape from economic hardship and religious persecution.  For most it was an opportunity to start over, own their own land, and make a better future for their descendents.

Immigration records show a number of people bearing the name of WALKER, or one of its variants, as arriving in North America between the 17th and 20th centuries.  Some of these immigrants were: John Walker, Roger Walker, and Isabel Walker, who all immigrated to Virginia in 1623; Augustine Walker, who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630; James Walker, who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635.

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     It is believed that, our 4th great-grandfather, William Walker was born circa 1755 in Virginia. Although it is quite probable that he served in the Revolutionary War but no verifiable records have yet been found.  It is known that he married his wife Sarah in Virginia and that they lived in Montgomery County, which is located in the southwestern part of that state.  To this union at least six known off-spring were born between 1790 and 1801. It is believed that sometime around 1793 or 1794 William moved his family from Montgomery County into that area of eastern Kentucky and eventually settled in a locality then in Mason County and now encompassed by Floyd County since 1800.  Based upon research of property transactions of families allied with Walker such as Brown, Salisbury and Lesley it appears that William settled near Allen City where Beaver Creek joins with the Levisa River.  William Walker continued to live in Floyd County until his death in 1818.  County court records show that August 17, 1818, his son Robert Walker moved to be named as administrator of his father’s estate. Apparently the court ruled against his motion which would lead one to wonder about his relationships with his siblings.

     Our descendancy continues through William and Sarah’s eldest daughter Jemima Walker.  Jemima was born at Montgomery County, Virginia in 1791.  In 1816 she married Robert Brown at Floyd County.  Jemima produced at least ten known off-spring between 1817 and 1837.  Around 1826 Jemima and her family, which now included four children, left Floyd County and headed west to Edgar County, Illinois. It was here that the other six of Jemima’s children were born.   It appears that the Brown family remained here until about 1851.  They would eventually move west into Missouri along with seven of their ten children.  Jemima and her family settled in a part of Osage County that would become Maries County in 1855.  The property was located just east of Bloomington on Lanes Prairie, and the Dry Fork Creek. The land had been entered by their son, Solomon W. Brown, a short time before upon his return from the Mexican War. Jemima lived her until her death in 1871 at age 79 years.  She is buried with her husband Robert in nearby Pinnell Cemetery. Our lineage continues through their daughter Lydia Ann Brown, 1834-1913.

 

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 WILLIAM1 WALKER was born about 1755 in Virginia, USA. He died on 17 Aug 1818 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He married Sarah Walker (nee?) about 1789 in Virginia. She was born in 1757 in Virginia, USA. She died in 1801 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

 

William Walker and Sarah Walker (nee?) had the following children:

 

i.     ROBERT2 WALKER was born about 1790 in Virginia, USA.

 

ii. JEMIMA WALKER was born on 29 Jun 1791 in Montgomery County, Virginia. She died on 08 May 1871 in Johnson Twp., Maries Co., Missouri. She married Robert Brown, son of James Brown (??) on 18 Feb 1816 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was born on 30 Dec 1772 in Washington County, Virginia. He died on 29 Dec 1852 in Osage County, Missouri.

 

iii. ELIZABETH WALKER was born about 1793 in Montgomery County, Virginia. She died in 1887 in Halbert, Floyd Co., Kentucky. She married William Salisbury, son of Richard Salisbury and Polly Milton on 17 Mar 1812 in Floyd Co., Kentucky. He was born in 1783 in Henry Co., Virginia??. He died about 1857 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

 

iv. MOSES WALKER was born about 1795 in Mason County, Kentucky ?. He died about 1855 in Maries County, Missouri. He married (1) BELINDA MEADE in 1844 in Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois. She was born in Edgar County, Illinois. She died in Maries County, Missouri. He married (2) ELIZABETH STRATTON in Illinois. She was born about 1795. She died about 1843 in Vermillion County, Illinois ?.

 

v. JANE "JENNY" WALKER was born on 04 Apr 1799 in Fleming County,  Kentucky. She died on 15 Jul 1866 in Clarksville, Red River Co., Texas. She married Richard Francis Giddens on 28 Dec 1818 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was born on 04 Dec 1798 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. He died on 20 Nov 1870 in Clarksville, Red River Co., Texas.

 

vi. RHODA WALKER was born about 1801 in Floyd County, Kentucky ?. She died on 26 Aug 1859 in Danville, Vermillion Co., Illinois. She married Milton Leslie on 11 Dec 1821 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was born on 29 Nov 1800 in Tazwell County, Virginia. He died on 08 Feb 1872 in Danville, Vermillion Co., Illinois.

 

JEMIMA2 WALKER (William1) was born on 29 Jun 1791 in Montgomery County, Virginia. She died on 08 May 1871 in Johnson Twp., Maries Co., Missouri. She married Robert Brown, son of James Brown (??) on 18 Feb 1816 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was born on 30 Dec 1772 in Washington County, Virginia. He died on 29 Dec 1852 in Osage County, Missouri.

 

Robert Brown and Jemima Walker had the following children:

 

i.   SOLOMON WALKER 3 BROWN was born on 19 Sep 1817 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He died on 28 Oct 1879 in Johnson Twp., Maries Co., Missouri. He married Hannah R. James, daughter of John James and First Nm. Unk.? Moreland on 01 Mar 1849 in Crawford County, Missouri. She was born on 18 Sep 1823 in Tennessee. She died on 26 Jan 1893 in Missouri.

 

ii.   ELIZABETH BROWN was born on 19 Jun 1819 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She died on 03 Jul 1883 in Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas. She married James Skelton Bradshaw on 17 Nov 1836.

 

iii.     DAVID BROWN was born about 1820 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He died about 1847.

 

iv.     SARAH REBECCA BROWN was born about 1824 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She died between 1880-1900 in Baxter County, Arkansas. She married James A. Deatherage on 03 Jan 1858 in Phelps County, Missouri. He was born about 1825 in Tennessee.

 

v.      NANCY BROWN was born on 19 Jan 1828 in Edgar County, Illinois. She died on 28 Feb 1852 in Maries County, Missouri. She married James M. Bradshaw on 19 Jan 1851 in Edgar County, Illinois.

 

vi.     TANDY B. BROWN was born about 1830 in Edgar County, Illinois. She died about 1847 in Mexico ?.

 

vii.   ROBERT BROWN JR. was born in 1833 in Edgar County., Illinois. He died between 1871-1880 in Jefferson Twp., Maries co., Missouri. He married Amanda Smith on 12 Jul 1868 in Osage County, Missouri. She was born about 1843 in Tennessee. She died between 1871-1880 in Jefferson Twp., Maries Co., Missouri.

 

Robert Brown Jr. was born about 1836 in Edgar Co., Illinois.

 

viii.  LYDIA ANN BROWN was born in May 1834 in Paris Twp., Edgar County, Illinois. She died on 15 Mar 1913 in Voorhees Twp., Stevens Co., Kansas. She married John P. Moreland, son of John Moreland and Sarah Bennett on 24 Apr 1853 in Crawford County, Missouri. He was born on 08 Dec 1832 in McMinn County, Tennessee. He died on 28 Jun 1917 in Jefferson Twp., Maries Co., Missouri.

 

ix.     RHODA S. BROWN was born about 1835 in Edgar County, Illinois. She died on 18 Sep 1910 in Phelps County, Missouri. She married (1) THOMAS KNIGHT about 1867 in Missouri. He died between 1870-1880 in Johnson Twp., Maries Co., Missouri ?. She married (2) NATHANIEL M. MONTGOMERY on 01 Dec 1885 in Phelps County, Missouri.

 

x.      CAROLINA BROWN was born about 1837 in Edgar County, Illinois. She married THOMAS PARKER.  

The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers.

The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, as it now contains several hundred million records thus it offers researchers the single largest collection of family trees on the Internet.

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or "tricks"

that will likely improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname. 

Migrations of Family 2