William Walker, Sr.

Male 1770 - 1824


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  • Name  William Walker, Sr.  [1
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  1770  Green Brier, Rockbridge Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Jan 1824  Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I7088  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  16 Aug 2016 

    Father  John Walker 
    Mother  Long 
    Family ID  F162  Group Sheet

    Family  Catharine Rankin,   b. 4 Jun 1771,   d. 6 Dec 1844, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Y  [3
    • In Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland, an illustration adjacent to page 8 of that work is presented as Gov. William Walker. Catherine Rankin Walker. The drawing appears to be a standard husband and wife portrait. However, Gov. William Walker was not married to Catherine Rankin Walker...she was his mother. The text concerning the genealogy of both William Walker, Sr. (father of Gov. Walker) and of Gov. William Walker give the proper relationships.
    Children 
     1. Unnamed first child of William & Catherine Walker,   b. 14 Oct 1789
    >2. William Walker,   b. 5 Mar 1800, Gibralter, Wayne Co, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1874, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joel Walker,   b. 17 Jul 1813, Canada West, Province of Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Maria Walker,   b. 9 Aug 1807
    Last Modified  15 Aug 2016 
    Family ID  F166  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • 1781 - "He was captured by a war party of the Delawares in the early part of the summer of 1781, being then eleven years of age." William was adopted by the Delawares and later transferred to the Wyandotts (who considered themselves as Uncles to the Delawares). [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] The Journals of William Walker Provisional Governor of Nebraska Territory, William E. Connelley, Ed., (Lincoln, NEB.: State Journal Company, Printers 1899), 5.

    2. [S6] Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland, Emma Siggins White, (Tiernan-Dart Publishing Co., Kansas City, KS - 1902), Index 2966., 6.

    3. [S7] The Journals of William Walker Provisional Governor of Nebraska Territory, William E. Connelley, Ed., (Lincoln, NEB.: State Journal Company, Printers 1899), 11.
      Only the fact that they were married verified.


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