John Walker Sr

31 August 1768–17 April 1836 (Age 67)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Walker Sr was born on 31 August 1768, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Walker, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Patterson, was 50. He married Sarah Jane Connelly on 8 September 1792, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Waynesboro, Virginia, United States in 1820. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 17 April 1836, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Augusta Parish, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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John Walker Sr
Sarah Jane Connelly
Marriage: 8 September 1792
Elizabeth Walker
Thomas Walker
Robert walker
Alexander Walker
John Walker Jr
Sarah Walker
Patsy Walker
Polly Walker
Major James Walker
Rebecca Jane Walker

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8 September 1792
Augusta, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 12

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 18

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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’.

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

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Notes on John Walker, Sr.

"Walker, John, Sr. was born in 1770 and died on 17 April 1836. He was married to Sarah who was born in 1775 and died on 7 September 1842. He served as a Corporal in the Fifth Virginia militia Regime …

Sources (3)

  • John Walker, "United States Census, 1820"
  • John Walker, "United States Census, 1810"
  • John Walker, "Find A Grave Index"

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