Vance Walker

25 August 1801–22 April 1882 (Age 80)
Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Vance

When Vance Walker was born on 25 August 1801, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Irving Walker, was 26 and his mother, Rebecca Davidson, was 23. He married Catherine Henry on 17 January 1822, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 April 1882, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Melrose, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vance Walker
1801–1882
Catherine Henry
1802–1876
Marriage: 17 January 1822
Samuel H Walker
1820–1893
James Walker
1826–
William Walker
1828–1914
Spencer R Walker
1834–1884
Pleasant Walker
1836–1915
Rebecca E. Walker
1848–1857

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1822Blount, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1803
    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1803 · The U.S doubles in size
    Age 2
    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 24
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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 (8)

    • Vance Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Vance Walker, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Vance Walker in entry for William Walker, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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