Isaac K Walker

Brief Life History of Isaac K

When Isaac K Walker was born on 1 December 1848, in Greenbrier, Sevier, Tennessee, United States, his father, John C Walker, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ann Myers, was 24. He married Rachael Murphy on 27 March 1870, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 15, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Isaac K Walker
1848–
Rachael Murphy
1852–
Marriage: 27 March 1870
Henry H Walker
1872–
Mary C Walker
1875–
John M Walker
1877–1950
William A Walker
1880–
James Edwin Walker
1890–1944

Sources (6)

  • Isaac Walker in household of John Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J. K. Walker, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Isaac K Walker in entry for James Edwin Walker, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

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.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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