Hester Ann Walker

about 1832–23 October 1899 (Age 67)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Hester Ann

When Hester Ann Walker was born about 1832, in Tennessee, United States, her father, James Edward Walker, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Clark, was 14. She married Adam Wilhite in 1852, in Bradley, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in South Galloway Township, Christian, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Clay Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 23 October 1899, at the age of 67, and was buried in Nixa, Christian, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Wilhite
Hester Ann Walker
Marriage: 1852
Margaret Elizabeth Wilhite
Nancy A. Wilhite
Hester Ann Wilhite
James Wilhite
Wilhite ( Twin)
Wilhite ( Twin)
John Wilhite
Sarah L. Wilhite
William Sherman Wilhite
Samuel Adam H Wilhite

Spouse and Children

    Adam Wilhite



Bradley, Tennessee, United States


    Margaret Elizabeth Wilhite


    Nancy A. Wilhite


    Hester Ann Wilhite


    James Wilhite


    John Wilhite


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 3

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 30

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hestra Wilhite, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hester Willhite, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hester Walker in household of James E Walker, "United States Census, 1850"

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