I am not a researcher of Group 22 Walker’s, but want to convey info that may be of value to further develop lineage of that Walker line.
My initial info came from personal research and other researchers- before Internet became available in its current state.There was much conjecture that these Walker were related to my Group 9 Walker’s who settled in the Northern Neck of VA in mid-1600’s. One can find today researchers connecting both Thomas & John, referenced in the next paragraph, to my Group 9 Walker’s.
In GenForum posting #28845, I noted that 2 participants in Group 22 lineage begin withThomas Walker b abt. 1709 Nottoway Co., VA who m Elizabeth Betty Ellis b abt. 1793. He appears is likely to be the known brother not previously researched of John Walker b 1713 who m Rachel Croshaw.
The referenced posting also presented that Major Thomas b 1670-90 Orange Co., VAwas father of Thomas b abt 1709, & John b 1713.They would be grandsons of Lt. Col Thomas Walker b abt. 1625 England.
We only have knowledge of one child of Lt Col Thomas, Major Thomas, father of Thomas & John – which leads me to purpose of this posting–Lt. ColThomas b abt. 1625 could have had other children.
I have believed that Thomas Walker b abt. 1710 Orange Co., VA, d abt. Jan1770 Orange Co., VA who married Elizabeth/Betty Taylor of the famous Taylor family was part of Group 22.(There was another Thomas b/d about the same dates married to an Elizabeth/Betty in MD that has been confused with this Orange Co., family. Me also.)
A few days ago, I received a Book entitled, “Walker Family History,” by June Faye (Booth) Ashworth, copyright/printing 1996, 918 pages.(Thank you Diane Keeton.)The Book presents the premise that Thomas b abt. 1710 was cousin to Dr. Thomas & family.
The Book’s author related that in Orange Co., VA, the tradition was that there were three cousins of Dr. Thomas Walker that settled in Orange Co., VA area,1) Thomas b abt. 1710 (m Elizabeth/Betty Taylor); 2) Edward m Mary Daniel in Caroline Co; & 3) the famous Dr. Thomas Walker (at “Castle Hill”) in Albemarle Co.Dr Thomas was said to be only a few miles from the cousins. There was a suggestion that there could have been a fourth cousin, Charles.
I attempted this week to verify where this Thomas & Edward were bornThere are conclusions posted by many researcher as to where & to whom born. And in some instances Thomas b abt. 1710 was son of an older John - and its possible that Lt. Col Thomas had a son named John & (Major)Thomas as did the latter son Major Thomas. I will have to leave any further research to those Walker's who are already documenting this family.
The progenitor of the Walker's of the referenced Book, Thomas b abt. 1710 in his will names three sons and several grandchildren. Thomas’ will dated 29 Jan 1767, proved 25 Jan 1770, Orange Co., VA.The sons were James, RS, b abt. 1739/40; Thomas Jr., RS, b abt. 1755/56; & Charles, RSb abt. 1755/56.
This Walker Family Book contains information about these three men and their wives & descendants – some 789 pages. Page 807- 819 is about other Walker families in Wayne Co., WV, with the rest of the book being the bibliography and index.
This Book is a marvelous presentation of family kinships that would have takenmany thousands of hours to amass and present.The author is to be commended and congratulated for preparing a document that will leave valuable family kinship info which can be used by future generations.
Have no way of knowing whether a descendant has participated in the Walker DNA Study, but hope that can be arranged. Hope this will helpful.