Vance Walker

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

The Life of Vance

When Vance Walker was born on 25 August 1801, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Walker, was 24 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
Catherine Henry
Marriage: 17 January 1822
Samuel H Walker
James Walker
William Walker
Spencer R Walker
Pleasant Walker
Rebecca E. Walker

Spouse and Children

17 January 1822
Blount, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


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 (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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vance Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Vance Walker in entry for William Walker, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Vance Walker in entry for Pleasant Walker, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"

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