Robert Brinton Walker

about 1800–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Robert Brinton

Robert Brinton Walker was born about 1800, in Indiana, United States. He married Charlotte Purtal on 1 December 1825, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Robert Brinton Walker
1800–
Charlotte Purtal
1806–1885
Marriage: 1 December 1825
James Harvey Walker
1827–1905
Sarah Elizabeth Walker
1828–1856

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 December 1825
Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States
children

(2)

    James Harvey Walker

    Male1827–1905Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Walker

    Female1828–1856Female

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1816

Age 16

Indiana is the 19th state.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Robert Walker, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Robert Walker, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Robert Walker, "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979"

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