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Tandy Walker (b. Abt. 1768, d. Aft. 1828)Tandy Walker (son of Tandy Walker) was born Abt. 1768, and died Aft. 1828.He married Mary Mays.
Notes for Tandy Walker:
Stephen F. Austin's Register of Families (from the originals in the General Land Office, Austin, Texas:showed June 1830 as arrival date of Tandy Walker 62 years old married to wife Mary age 55 years old and showing his origin as Palogacho (Texas).Also showed him with two children and six other dependants (slaves).His profession listed as id (dealing in real estate - possibly stands for independent developer.
Found in the Alabama Historical Quarterly, Spring Issue of 1930, on page 111:Several families north of New Market came into Alabama of whom Were the WALKERS(Madison County).On page 143 of the same issue:A story of a Mrs. Cromley being rescued and brought to the home of Col. Gaines in St. Stephens, Mobile, Alabama June 1812 by TandyWALKER, a white man.For the next year or two this man WALKER, rendered valuable service
in the Creek War which was started with the Battle of Burnt Corn in July 1813.
Halbert & Ball's Book on the Creek War - Historical Sketches of Clarke County, Alabama - Mrs. Danber Rowlands Mississippi Territory in West 1812(Creek War 1813-1814):Turner's Fort was some 8 miles south and 5 miles west of Fort Easley in West Bend of the Tombigbee River, near residence of Abner Turner.This fort was built of split pine logs doubled and contained 2 or 3 blocks - houses.It was held by the citzens of the neighborhood, 13 men and some boys forming the garrison that expected to protect the women and children.Two or three miles distanton the river, was a Choctaw reservation known as Turkey Town, called the the Choctaws "Foxit Chipunta", Little Turkeys.In this stockade were members of the Turner, Thornton, Pace, and other families, early settlers in what became the delightful West Bend neighborhood.(Here for a time resided Tandy WALKER who is mentioned in the Gaines Records, who was a most experienced and daring woodsman; but in the summer of 1813 he was connected to the affairs of Ft. Madison.
Land Records show Tandy Walker has land in Old St. Stephens, Alabama (Land Records of 1768-1788, Vol. L).
In Alabama Records Vol. 241-245, page 91 about a Caswell REYNOLDS who married Sarah Newstep WALKER 1820.Showing Sarah to be born in 1803 and that she was the daughter of Tandy WALKER and Mary MAYES.
(Mary WALKER who married Abel FOLLEY also a daughter of Tandy and Mary).
More About Tandy Walker:
Baptized (LDS): 05 July 1955, IFALL.
Endowment (LDS): 23 August 1956, IFALL.
Sealed to parents (LDS): Bef. 1970
Children of Tandy Walker and Mary Mays are:
- +Mary Walker, b. Abt. 1811, North Carolina, d. 01 August 1870.
- Sarah Newstep Walker, b. November 1803, Alabama, d. date unknown.
- Tandy W. Walker, b. Abt. 1805, Alabama, d. Abt. 1851, Alabama.