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John Walker (b. 1748, d. January 13, 1820)John Walker was born 1748 in Dan River Section of Virginia near Danville, and died January 13, 1820 in aged 72 years buried on his farm, Old John Walker Cemetery.He married Ursilla Covington on February 03, 1773 in Guilford County, NC.
Notes for John Walker:
From Marilyn Houser:
John Walker born in 1748 from Dan River section of Virginia originally.John migrated to NC by way of Guilford Co., NC where he and Ursley Covington obtained a
marriage bond on February 3, 1773.They later moved to Rutherford Co., NC where they lived on Sandy Run Creek til they both died.John died January 13, 1820.
Notes from Marilyn Houser:
John Walker, the first, and so far as is known at present, the only member of his family to come to the western part of North Carolina, was born on the Dan River in Virginia near Danville, about the year 1748.This is Pittsylvanie Co., VA.His migration from Virginia to old Tryon Co., NC was by way of Guilford Co., NC where he remained long enough to marry Urcilla Covington on Februaryh 3, 1773.He then came on to old Tryon Count and settled on the middle fork of Sandy Run Creek here he was granted 640 acres of land by the King of England.They lived at this location until they both died.John died January 13, 1820.Family tradition says that some of the DePriest and Covington families also made the move to Tryon County along with John Walker, but this has not been verified.
John and Urcilla Covington Walker were the parents of eight sons and four daughters, all born in old Tryon and/or Rutherford County, all born 1801 or earlier.
The following information was given to Marilyn by Sallie Johnston who is not online:
It is from "Notes On The Walker Family Part II; Forest City THIS WEEK, Wed Dec 29, 1971
Children of John & Urcilla (Covington) Walker:
1Thaddeus Walker b ca 1774/5 married Nancy Byers in Rutherford Co., NC Mar 16 1795 and migrated to Alabama.
2.William Walker b ca 1776 married Jemima Waggoner about 1795 in Rutherford Co., NC and migrated to Moultrie Co., IL where he died 1845 leaving the followingchildren:
Enoch F.; Jesse D.; Isaac; William; Celia; Nancy; John; and Mart.(Info furnished by the late Dr. Harvey Walker of Ohio)
3.Urcilla Walker b ca 1778 married first William (or Goode) Dycus Apr 12 1803 in Rutherford Co., NC and had several children.One son, Elijah Dycus, married VineyGreen.Urcilla married second, Clay Burnett.
4.James Walker b ca 1780 married Leatha Johnson in Rutherford County and reared a large family.Names of two are available:Patsy who married a Gosey; and JohnP. married Nancy White.
5.Mary (Polly) Walker b ca 1783 married Andrew Bankston in Rutherford County Nov 3 1819.No known children.However, Mary had one son, Martin, prior to hermarriage to Bankston.Martin Walker married Drucilla Webb.
6.John Walker (Jr) b ca 1787 married Mary (or Ricey) Johnson who was born in VA in 1794.They migrated to McMinn Co., TN about 1845 where John died in 1870.Their children were:Thomas who married NancyBiggerstaff; Susan who married James H. Melton; Minerva who married William Wilkie; Narcissa who married JohnNelson Melton; Martha who never married; and Jincey Adaline who married Stephen Melton.
7.Nancy Walker b ca 1789 married Banjamin Magness.Children:Samuel married Nancy Grigg; Robert married first Susanna Grigg and second Mary Whisnant;Joseph married Nettie Bean; and Sarah married Franklin Goode.
8.Thomas Walker b ca 1790 married Susanna Bostic in Rutherford County ca 1818.Their nine children were Berry who died in infancy; Lucinda married Burton J.Melton; Chesley B. married Nancy L. McDaniel; Elizabeth married Drury McSwain; Davidson married Martha Scoggins and was killed in Civil War; Sarah married WilliamDavis; J. Wesley married Elizabeth Wilson; and twins Mary Ann and Martha Jane, neither of whom married.
9.Elijah Walker b 1793 married first Celia Waggoner, by whom he had two children.He married second Amy Whitaker and they had six children:Sarah married CharlesH. Haynes; William married Dicey Marinda Melton; Urcilla; Morgan; John; and Perry.
10.Jesse Walker b 1797 married Manimie Whitaker, sister of Amy Whitaker who married Elijah.Their 14 children:Lucretia married Jake Johnson; Priscilla marriedJames Johnson; Louisa married Robert Whitaker; Martha married Parker Crowder; Biddie married John K. Crowder; Jane married Hastings Snow; Sarah married NoahHollifield; Amelia married Hardin Holyfield; Elizabeth never married; Amy married James Philbeck; Julia (twin to Amelia) died very young;Nancy died ca 14 years of age;Joseph Morgan married Elizabeth Ann Williamson; and Bryson married Mrs. Lou Andrews Cowan.
11.Susannah Walker born 1798 married John Dailey.Eight children:Joel Jasper; Benjamin Newton; John Jackson; Martha Melinda married E.L. Hardin; Urcilla Anzillamarried a McSwain; Ruth Mariah never married; Susannah Matilda married John Monroe Brooks; and Sarah Ann married John Monroe Brooks.
12.Joel Walker born 1801 married Angeline Wall.Children:Thaddeus; John; and Lewis Adams who married L. Juliana Wall.May have been other children.JoelWalker diedc 1864.
John Walker Will - 1820
John Walker Will recorded at full length in Book C?, pages 142&3, July Court, 1820.
In the name of God Amen.I John Walker of the County of Rutherford state of North Carolina being under the decay of nature but of sound mind and memory bless be Godfor it and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed to all to die, do hereby constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and formfollowing.Item I give and bequeath to my son, James Walker, the tract of land whereon he now lives containing twenty acres adjoining land of David Bean? and myother land paten bearing date November 23rd, 1805 to him and his heirs forever.
Item My will is that my Beloved Wife, Ursula Walker, be possessed with the Whole of my Estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood and at herdeceae or marriage the Whole of my Estate to be sold and the mondy arriving therefrom to be equally divided among myt children, here named, to wit:Thomas Walker,John Walker, Jun, William Walker, Elijah Walker, James Walker, Jesse Walker, Joel Walker, (name, can't read) and Susannah Walker, the rest of myt children not toshare any part of the above estate.
Item I appoint my son Thomas Walker and Elijah Walker Executors to this my last Will and testament, ratifying and confirming this and none to be my last Will andtestament.In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and eal this 7th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty.Signed Sealand ???? in presence of Daniel Gold (jurat), William Horton, John Fredrick Cool?
Signed by John Walker
Walker, John Cem West of Green & Broad Rivers, Rutherford Co., NC 60 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol. 4, p. Serial: 12356; Volume: 9
More About John Walker:
Burial: Buried on his farm Old John Walker Cmty.
More About John Walker and Ursilla Covington:
Unknown-Begin: February 03, 1773, Guilford County, NC.
Children of John Walker and Ursilla Covington are:
- +Col. Elijah Walker, b. January 10, 1793, d. June 16, 1863, aged 70 years, 5 months, 6 days.