Alexander Walker

Alexander Walker

Male 1765 - 1824

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  • Name  Alexander Walker 
    Born  12 Jul 1765 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1824 
    Person ID  I6681  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  10 Aug 2016 

    Father  Alexander Walker,   b. 19 May 1716, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Rockbridge Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jane Hammer,   b. 1730,   d. 1798, Woodford Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Jan 1747 
    Documents DAR Lineage Book, Vol 072, pg.23 - Mary Edna Walker
    Walker pedigree lineage of Mary Edna Walker (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Family ID  F128  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Magdalene Harmon 
    Children 
     1. Cyrus Walker
     2. Joseph Gilmore Walker
     3. David Walker,   b. 15 Apr 1795,   d. 10 Aug 1795, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Abner Walker
     5. Cynthia Walker
     6. Margaret Walker
     7. Allen H. Walker
     8. Alexander Walker
     9. Jane Walker
    >10. Andrew Hammond Walker,   b. 16 Aug 1808, Adair Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1885, Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Pinkney Walker,   b. 11 Mar 1811,   d. 15 Mar 1815
     12. Quintus Walker
     13. Martha Mary Magdalene Walker
     14. Thomas Montgomery Walker
    Last Modified  10 Aug 2016 
    Family ID  F127  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Margaret Combs 
    Last Modified  10 Aug 2016 
    Family ID  F141  Group Sheet

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    Alexander Walker
    Alexander Walker
    1765-1824

  • Notes 

    • Biographical Sketch of Alexander Walker (1765-1824)
      ~ and Indian encounter story ~
      (Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland, by Emma Siggins White. Published 1902 by Tiernan-Dart Publishing, Kansas City, KS. Index 2966, pg. 363.)
      Note: This book is available free at archive.org


      ALEXANDER Walker3 (1948) (Alexander2 John1); the eighth child of Alexander Walker and Jane Hummer (Hammer). He was b. July 12, 1765. He was twice married. His first wife was Mary Magdalene Harmon, whom he married on March 23, 1790. After her death he married Margaret (Peggy) Combs.

      "I wish to relate one incident in relation to my grandfather, Alexander Walker, as I remember hearing my father, Allen H. Walker, relate it, when I was a boy. Sometime in 1790, grandfather wanted to go back to Virginia on business, and as there were no cars in those days, he was in no ways deterred from his purpose by the thought that the journey must be made, if at all, on foot. His preparations were simple. He parched some corn—this he placed in one end of a sack, in the other end he put a saddle of dried venison. After committing his wife and little ones to the care of the Allwise Father, he called his faithful dog and started on his long journey through the trackless forest, which at that time was infested with Indians. At night he would light a fire with the aid of his flint and punk ; after eating his supper he would clear away a warm place to sleep where his fire had been, being careful to put out all the fire, that it might not be the means of disclosing his whereabouts to the Indians. But one night he failed to extinguish all the fire, and was awakened by the growl of his dog. He saw a large Indian standing near, with a drawn tomahawk. He whispered to the dog, "catch him," and with one bound dog and Indian went out into the brush together. The faithful dog soon returned, but grandfather never looked to see what became of the Indian. I write this to show our children some of the perils their forefathers had to endure, before the comfortable homes of to-day were prepared for them.
      T. G. WALKER, Macomb, Ill."


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