Henry Walker

11 July 1845–
Wear Valley, Sevier, Southwest Territory, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Walker was born on 11 July 1845, in Wear Valley, Sevier, Southwest Territory, United States, his father, Thomas Jones Walker, was 25 and his mother, Eliza Jane Myers, was 21. He lived in Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Sevier, Tennessee, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jones Walker
1820–1893
Eliza Jane Myers
1823–1879
John Nicton Walker
1841–1921
William Walker
1842–1884
William George Walker
1842–1918
Catherine Walker
1843–1850
James Walker
1844–
Henry Walker
1845–
Jane Jennie Walker
1847–
Charles Walker
1849–1900
Daniel L Walker
1851–1926
Elizabeth Walker
1853–1939
Giles Walker
1855–1930
Susan Walker
1857–1908
Peter Sherman Walker
1858–1916
Thomas Franklin Walker
1861–1942
Nancy A. Walker
1864–1915
Alice Walker
1865–1865
Mary Walker
1867–1867

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846
Age 1
Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
Age 31
The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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.

Possible Related Names

Walcher
Waker
Fuller
Walke
Walck

Sources (2)

  • Henry Walker in household of Thomas Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Walker in household of Thomas Walker, "United States Census, 1860"

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