I'm trying to confirm George Washington Walker's father. The following "facts" are according to legend:
G.W. Walker was born in Washington County, Alabama in March of 1858 to Henry (we think that's his name) and Mary Ann nee Anderson Walker (we are sure that is her name). They had at least one older child: a boy named John. Henry died during the Civil War and is buried in Mobile, AL. Mary Ann then married a Mr. Hyatt and moved to Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. G.W. Walker was a young lad at the time and moved with her and her new husband. John was old enough to stay behind and did so.
This is what I have found: George Washington Walker (1858 -1918) on census records in Louisiana back to 1880. He disappears in both Louisiana and Alabama (actually in all states, thanks to Ancestry.com) in 1870 and 1860. There is a Henry (aged 26), Mary Ann (aged 16) and John S. (aged 4/12) Walker in Washington County, Alabama in 1850. There is a Mary A. and John S. Walker in Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1860 in the home of J.D. Simpson along with a Judge R.W. Walker. There is a Henry Walker listed as a Private in the 32nd Infantry Regiment (AL), Company A. This regiment was incorporated in 1862. I have no further information on him. Mary Ann (1834 - 1887) remarried in 1864 to John Hyatt (1827-1877). In 1880, she is listed in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana with George and more children by John Hyatt. Actually George is listed twice on the same census record page; first as a boarder with some Hyatts (one of whom became, I think, his first wife) and then second under his mother (who by then was a Hyatt).
I need to find a document that ties Henry with George before I can proceed.
On the 1850 census listed in the household before Henry, Mary Ann and John S. was a Charles Walker and his family. He was in his fifties which makes me think that he could possibly be Henry's father.