John Walker Sr

Male31 August 1768–17 April 1836

Brief Life History of John

When John Walker Sr was born on 31 August 1768, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Walker Jr., was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Patterson, was 48. He married Sarah Jane Connelly on 8 September 1792, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 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
Jane Walker
Alexander Walker
John Walker Jr
Robert Walker
Sarah Walker
Patsy Walker
Major James Walker
Polly Walker
Rebecca Jane Walker

Sources (18)

  • John Walker, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Walker - Published information: birth-name: John Walker
  • Jno. Walker, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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  • Marriage
    8 September 1792Augusta, Virginia, United States
  • Children (11)

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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 (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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    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 …

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