Hester Ann Walker

28 August 1833–23 October 1899 (Age 66)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Hester Ann

When Hester Ann Walker was born on 28 August 1833, in Tennessee, United States, her father, James E. Walker, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Clark, was 16. 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, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Jones Cemetery, North Galloway Township, 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
John Wilhite
Sarah L Wilhite
William Sherman Wilhite
Samuel Adam H Wilhite

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1852Bradley, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 1
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 27
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. 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’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Hestra Wilhite, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Hester Willhite, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Hester A Wilhite, "BillionGraves Index"

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