Sarah Walker

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Walker was born on 10 July 1806, in Murdock, Hamilton Township, Warren, Ohio, United States, her father, Samuel Brice Walker, was 27 and her mother, Hannah Spence, was 19. She married John B Shields on 18 December 1826, in Lebanon, Warren, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Marion Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 14 April 1880, in Clinton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Blanchester, Marion Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John B Shields
Sarah Walker
Marriage: 18 December 1826
Lucinda Shields
Harriet Shields
Isabella Irine Shields
Hannah A Shields
Adrian Aaron Shields
Margaret Jane Shields
Robert D Shields
Sarah Adeline Shields
Mary Margaret Shields
Belle Shields

Sources (16)

  • Sarah Shields in household of John Shields, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Walker - Government record: birth: about 1806; Ohio, United States
  • Sarah Walker, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1810 · Change of capital city

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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