Louisa Walker

Brief Life History of Louisa

When Louisa Walker was born on 14 July 1822, in Newport, Washington, Ohio, United States, her father, Alexander Walker, was 31 and her mother, Lois Louise Knapp, was 32. She married Jacob Kemp Butterfield on 19 March 1840, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1870 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 15 April 1888, in Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Annabella Cemetery, Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Edson Barney
Louisa Walker
Marriage: 10 May 1847
Lucy Matilda Barney
Partha Ann Barney
Lillis Louisa Barney
Royal Hyrum Barney Sr
James Alexander Barney
Emma Jane Barney
Rachel Marsh Barney
Martha Rosetta Barney
Ellen Urselena Barney

Sources (30)

  • Louisa Barnes in household of Edson Barnes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Louisa Walker - Individual or family possessions: birth: 14 July 1822; Newport Township, Washington, Ohio, United States
  • Louisa Walker and Jacob K. Butterfield, "Indiana Marriages, 1840

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

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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History of Jacob Kemp Butterfield

By daughter Olive Jane Butterfield Brown. Notes on the name Butterfield and the first American ancestry: We find the name Butterfield in the Battle Abbey Rolls, though at that time it was spelled a b …

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