A History of Uniontown: The County Seat of Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Author: Hadden, James, 1845-1923, Uniontown, PA
JAMES HADDEN – author of Washington's & Braddock's Expeditions
Akron, Ohio: Printed by the New Werner Co., 1913
Pg. 654 The Presbyterian Graveyard
HISTORIC PRESBYTERIAN PUBLIC CEMETERY
ALSO KNOWN AS OAK HILL CEMETERY
ZADOC WALKER died March 4, 1831, aged 68 years and 12 days.He built what is now known as the Central Hotel, then known as the WALKER house, and here he conducted a public house for many years.General Lafayette, President William Henry Harrison and General Santa Anna of Mexican war fame were among the distinguished guests.He left a quite respectable family.
ELIZABETH, wife of ZADOC WALKER, died 30th March, 1827, aged 51 years, 3 months and 5 days.
ZADOC WALKER was for several years connected with John Rogers in running a woolen mill at Connellsville, and kept a store in Uniontown for the sale of the products of their mill.In 1815, MR. WALKER erected on this lot a large two-story brick tavern stand, which was opened for the entertainment of the public in 1816.This hostlery, under MR. WALKER'S management, became the most popular place of entertainment in the town..After MR. WALKER'S retirement, his son, WILLIAM conducted the (pg. 105) business for a short time.George Craft was proprietor of the Walker house (March 25, 1829), until at least April 1, 1830.
William Byers took charge of the Walker house May 6, 1840, and continued it until his death and his widow continued in the business.Under his management it was known as the Franklin house.
Alfred McClelland conducted this Walker house while he was building the McClelland house.He was here Aug. 9, 1837.Redding Bunting was proprietor of the U. S. hotel for two years.Zalmon Ludington purchased this property in 1846 from the heirs of ZADOC WALKER and occupied it as a private residence, except the corner room which was used as a business room.
Matthew Irwin, a son-in-law of ZADOC WALKER, had been merchandising in this town prior to 1824, and he erected a two story brick business and dwelling house on the western part of this lot, No. 43.
MATTHEW IRWIN, born Jan. 27, 1783, died Dec. 20, 1844.He was a highly respected merchant of the town and served as postmaster during the Van Buren administration.He married a daughter of ZADOC WALKER and several of their children died young.
HARRIET WALKER IRWIN died Aug. 25, 1813, aged 11 months.
MARIA IRWIN died Sept. 14, 1813, aged 8 months.
THOMAS MIFFLIN IRWIN, born May 9, 1816, died Aug. 22, 1817.
RICHARD MONTGOMERY IRWIN, born Oct. 28, 1825, died June 3, 1828.
ELLEN ROSELMA IRWIN, born Sept. 11, 1825, died Sept. 13, 1828.
FRANCES MURRAY IRWIN, born Jan. 27, 1817, died April 18, 1825.
FIND A GRAVE
Born Feb. 20, 1763.
Died March 1, 1831 Uniontown, PA.
Married ELIZABETH ROGERS.
Born Dec. 25, 1775.
Died March 30, 1827 Fayette Co., PA.
Both ELIZABETH & ZADOC are buried at Historic Presbyterian Public Cemetery, Uniontown, PA.
Only one child is mentioned:
WILLIAM WALKER, b. Aug. 27, 1800; d. April 7, 1878
WILLIAM married MARTHA ANN PAULL April 11, 1826, and they had ten or more children.WILLIAM and MARTHA are buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, PA.
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