1. Philip1 Walker; married Jane Metcalf, daughter of Michael Metcalf and Sarah Ellwyn, ~1654 at ?; born circa 1625 at Weymouth, Dorset, England; died Aug 1679 at Rehoboth MA; buried 21 Aug 1679 at Rehoboth MA.
He was (an unknown value) 10 children. He was Farmer. He Known as Deacon Walker later in life. Philip Was about 15 when he emigrated with his mother. His sister Sarra (Sarah) and Brother James sailed earlier in the Elizabeth on April 15, 1635, accompanying their uncle John Browne. Philip wrote poetry on historic themes (like King Phillip's War). On March 30, 1676, Indians under King Phillip burnt his house and barn. Rebuilding was completed by Phillip's heirs, still stands at the corner of Massasoit Ave. and N. Broadway in East Provience, R.I. He "The first record of PHILIP WALKER, to whom the attendant circumstances of his early coming, to Rehoboth, point as a son of Widow Walker, is a deed, with his signature attached, dated at Rehoboth in 1653. He had a brother James, who settled in Taunton. Philip Walker was by trade a weaver, but after his settlement in Rehoboth, he was a farmer.
From what part of England the family came, and the time of their arrival in this country, are alike unknown. It must have been as early as 1640. Philip came early into the possession of his mother's estate, and in 1654 he married Jane Metcalf. He was one of the grand jury in May 17, 1655, propounded for freedom June 8, 1655, and took the oath of fidelity June 1, 1658. On June 22, 1658, his name appears in the first division of Rehoboth North Purchase, when lots were drawn for "the meadow on the north side of the town," which is now Attleboro'; and again on the 26th of May, 1668, in the division of lands in the North Purchase. His home and farm were on Watchemoket Neck, on the road from Providence, Rhode Island, to what is now the little hamlet of Rumford, Rhode Island, an attractive spot of fertile land, overlooking Providence river. The ancient house erected by him, and in which he died in 1679, on ye 20. of August, is still standing in 1895. He held various positions of trust and honor, having been surveyor in 1657, constable in 1658, grand juror in 1668, selectman, and Deputy to Plymouth in 1669. He was also a Deacon in the church. During King Philip's war, the towns furnished money to carry it on, for the common defense. Many who served as soldiers contributed their share, and the list of these, still preserved, shows that the amount furnished by Philip Walker was oe26. Rehoboth was isolated, and especially exposed to the incursions of the savages. The first and last blood, of that fierce struggle, in which King Philip, or Metacomet, son of Massasoit, fought for the destruction of the colonists of New England, was shed in Rehoboth. It was there that the contest opened in 1675, and there it closed by the death of Philip in August, 1676. In March, 1676, the Indians fell upon Rehoboth, and burned forty houses, and their out-buildings. Among these was the house of Deacon Walker, which he replaced by the erection of a new one, though still unfinished, at the time of his death therein, three years later, in August, 1679. The various offices which he held, and his generous contributions for his country, and for Christ, are evidences of his character, and his usefulness as a citizen. At the time of his death he owned land, and estate, valued at oe681, and, as the record shows, was one of the wealthiest men in Rehoboth, where there were eighty-three estates. Previous to the year 1879, the location of the burial place of Philip Walker, had for three or four generations, been lost. In the summer of that year Mr. Christopher Dexter, who is one of the owners of the old homestead, and a lineal descendant of Philip Walker, after a thorough search among the fallen grave-stones, in the ancient burying-ground at Seekonk, finally succeeded in his quest. Lying deeply imbedded in the turf, and almost covered over, he found the ancient slate stone, one among hundreds of others of similar character, on which was rudely chiseled this simple inscription:
Ye 21. August.
As the town records show that Philip Walker "was buried Aug. 21, 1679," and the stone found was in the vicinity of the graves of other Walkers, of later generations, there was left no reason to doubt, but that it marked the grave of Philip Walker.
This ancient stone is about two feet in length, ten inches in width at the bottom, and six inches in width at the top, by two and a half inches in thickness.
Mr. Dexter, with true and laudable reverence for the memory of our common ancestor, set up this old stone, at the foot of the ancient grave, and at its head, erected a new, substantial, and every way fitting stone, to mark the now memorable place, with this inscription:
THE GRAVE OF
Ye 21. August 1679
to his Memory
Aug. 21. 1879
The following article from the columns of the Providence Journal of September 20, 1891, is so replete with items of interest, so picturesque in description, that it is inserted in these pages with pleasure, and with appreciative thanks to the unknown writer, for his valuable contribution.
AN ANCIENT HOMESTEAD. THE CELEBRATED WALKER FARM-HOUSE, IN EAST PROVIDENCE. A PICTURESQUE RELIC OF EARLY COLONIAL DAYS.
One of the quaintest of the many quaint houses in the ancient part of East Providence is the Walker homestead. Its old-fashioned well, with its long sweep, its well kept lawn and close trimmed hedges, and withal its ancient appearance, have long marked it as a place of interest. A short drive from this city, over the Red bridge, and midway between the bridge and the village of Rumford, there stands the ancient farm-house. Not a vestige of paint remains on its storm-worn exterior. The roof is peaked, the windows small, and but a passing glance will reveal its early architecture. The antiquity and quaintness of the structure are impressive, and, according to the tradition of the family which owns it, its erection dates from 1678 or thereabouts. The exact date cannot be determined. For over two hundred years the old house has withstood the wars of humanity, and of the elements. But time has laid its grip upon the old place, and its timbers are now showing signs of decay. The sills on the cellar walls, and which support the first floor, are of rough hewn timber, smoothed off on one side with an axe, and the shingles were made in the same rough manner.
The drive leading up to the farm, along Massasoit avenue, is one in which a visitor inhales the pure air, and enjoys the fine roadside scenery. It is a quiet spot, free from the noise and bustle which characterize city life; the bellowing of the cattle and the wind whistling through the trees, is all that breaks the stillness.
Everything about the old house seems to have been constructed with a view to durability, and at the time of its erection it was considered a marvel of architecture. At the south end of the building is an old well sweep, which betokens the presence of those cool waters, found only in the country, and it is a source of pleasure to a weary traveler on a hot summer's day, to lower the moss-covered bucket down into the pure sparkling water, and taste its refreshing coolness. On the north side of the old house, there is an apple orchard, and the inevitable concomitants of barn, shed, carriage house, chicken house, etc., which give the impression of home life, while in front, stand immense elm trees, with verdure-clothed branches, towering high above, and sheltering the old house, from the fury of the gale.
The interior of the dwelling also reminds one of the primitive style of house building, with its low ceiling, bare beams, and large open fireplaces. A huge brick chimney takes up no small part of the house, and is twelve by sixteen feet at its base. Some of the rooms are quite small, and the well-worn, boarded floors, are sunken, and present an uneven appearance. In the old house to-day can be seen many articles, which remind one of the Old World. In one of the small bedrooms, on the lower floor, there is an old set of bureaus, and a cupboard. Here is stored away a lot of ornamental blue crockery, which was brought from England, in the seventeenth century.
Away up in the garret, can be seen many old articles of furniture, that have lain there for generations. There are also old hand-looms, on which the Walkers, in the early part of the present century, used to weave carpets for home use.
Embracing about ninety-six acres, the farm is one of the largest in the town of East Providence, and is beautifully located, extending from Broadway, to the banks of the Seekonk. During the summer may be seen fields of waving corn, and the pastures dotted with shady trees, about which cattle graze. About three hundred yards in the rear of the house, and shaded by a thick growth of trees, are a number of little hills, which are supposed to have been corn hills, where the Indians planted corn before the advent of the white man. These little mounds of earth have been there ever since Philip Walker, the founder of the old homestead, first received the grant of the land, in 1655. On the farm have been found, at various times, a number of Indian arrowheads, and a fine specimen of an Indian battle axe. These are now in the possession of Mr. Christopher Dexter, one of the present owners of the farm.
About the birthplace of Philip Walker, the original owner of the Walker homestead, nothing is known. His mother, known as Widow Walker, was one of the colony from Weymouth and Hingham, Mass., that formed the first general settlement in the town of East Providence, then a part of Rehoboth, in the spring of 1644. This colony of settlers was composed of fifty-eight men and their families. The first purchase of land, for the settlement of the town, was made in 1641, but it was not until 1644 that the first general settlement was made, although one John Hazell resided at Seekonk in 1642. From the quit claim deed of King Philip, in 1668, it appears that the first purchase of land included the original town of Rehoboth, and was made of Osamequin, more commonly known among the English as Massasoit, by John Brown, and Edward Winslow, of Plymouth. The first meeting of the original planters was held on April 9, 1645, and on the same day lots were drawn for the "Great Plain," beginning on the west side of the river. Widow Walker was among those who drew lots on that day.
June 22, 1658, the name of Philip Walker appears as one of the drawers in the first division of Rehoboth, when lots were drawn for the meadow on the north side of the town, and again on May 26, 1668, in the division of lands. Philip Walker was a weaver by occupation. He was very industrious, and accumulated a property, which was considered very large in those days. In the allotment, in 1671, his estate was estimated to be worth oe387, which amount was exceeded by only two in the town, the whole number at that time being seventy-eight. In 1678 he was exceeded by only one, in the valuation of eighty-three estates. He held several positions of honor.
At a town meeting held March 17, 1655, he was chosen a grand juror. He was propounded for freedom June 8, 1655, and took the oath of fidelity June 1, 1658. Among other positions he occupied, were those of surveyor, and constable. He was on the grand inquest, and served as Deputy to Plymouth in 1669. In May, 1669, he was chosen one of a committee to meet a committee from the town of Swansea, to settle a controversy about boundaries. In November, 1663, one Goodman Walker, was appointed one of the committee to buy, or build a parsonage for the ministry, and it is generally supposed that Goodman was Philip, as there is no trace of any other Walkers in Rehoboth, at that time.
In 1675 commenced what to the little colony was a reign of terror, the Indian war, known as King Philip's war, and the town was obliged to sustain this war against Philip. Many of those who served as private soldiers advanced money, and a list is preserved showing the amount furnished by each individual. Here again the magnanimity of Philip Walker asserted itself, and his contribution, amounting to oe26, was only exceeded by two others, and was probably double the amount furnished by the seventy-seven remaining residents of the town. While his brother James of Taunton, was distinguished as a member of the council of war, for Plymouth colony, Philip, in Rehoboth, was foremost in furnishing the sinews of war. Rehoboth at that time was an isolated plantation, and especially exposed to the incursions of the savages. The war closed by the fall of King Philip in 1676. Philip Walker, it is said, was in that gallant fight with the people of Rehoboth, when Philip was beaten. It was during this war that the erection of the old homestead was begun, but it remained in an unfinished state for some time afterwards. The exact date of its completion is not known, but it is thought to be between 1676 and 1678. At any rate, Philip was living there in 1679, and died in that year, in the prime of life.
His position and services, are ample proof of the superior excellence of his character, and usefulness, and his death was a sad blow to the struggling little colony, which at that time numbered less than one hundred. His achievements, though few in number, were highly honorable, and there is not a single spot on his escutcheon. He was trusted with the most responsible offices in the church, except that of minister. On August 21, 1679, the inhabitants of the little colony gathered in the little church, to attend the funeral service, in honor of the departed deacon. His remains were interred in the old town burying ground, in what is now the village of Rumford. To-day there is a handsome monument which designates the grave of this early settler.
During all these years the house has remained in the possession of the descendants of Philip Walker, passing from father to the oldest son, until the death of Timothy Walker, in 1812, when it became the joint property of five daughters. The eldest of these girls was but eighteen, and having no money, nothing but the old homestead and lands, she was compelled to labor hard for the support of her younger sisters, and to keep the property together. Two of the sisters married two brothers, Edward and Henry H. Dexter, and resided on the farm; the others married and went away.
The present owners are Christopher Dexter, and Miss Abbie Dexter, cousins, and descendants of Philip Walker, on their mother's side. The care of the farm is in the hands of Mr. Joseph Peck. "
1 He "I. PHILIP WALKER,2 (2) was the son of "Widow Walker,1" of Rehoboth, and brother of James Walker or, of Taunton. (See 1st p.) The earliest record of him is a deed bearing his signature dated at Rehoboth, 1653. He was one of the Grand Jury, May 17, 1655, propounded for freedom, June 8, 1655, and took the oath of fidelity, June 1, 1658. In June 22, 1658, his name appears in the first divis-ion of Rehoboth No. Purchase, (now Attleboro',) when lots were drawn for "the meadow; on the North side of the Town," and again, May 26, 1668, in the division of lands, in the North Purchase.
His birth-place, and age; and date of his arrival in this country, are not known. He married, about 1654, Jane, dau. of - Butterworth, of Rehoboth, or Michael Metcalf, of Dedham.*
* The compiler had supposed, till lately, that PhilIp's wife was a Bntterworth as his son Samuel, had an Uncle Samuel Butterwortb." It Is, of coursee, possible, that a Butterworth married a sister of Philip, but it is not known that he bad any sister, except Sarah, w. of John Tisdale. What is more probable is that Butterworth was the uncle of Samuel's wife. Late investigation respecting "Joane Walker," dau. of Michael Metcalf, of Dedham, who, it is stated, In Metcalf's Genealogy, married Samuel (?) Walker, of Reboboth, has led to the opinion that it wes Philip, and not Samuel Walker, whom she married For reasons, see Samuel Walker, Immediately following the descendants of
She survived him, and afterward m. June 2, 1684, John Polley, of Roxbury, and lived there till her death, in 1702. Dea. Walker was buried Aug.21, 1679, and his dust, reposes, no doubt, in the ancient grave yard, at Seekonk. His estate was appraised, Oct. 1679, on oaths of James Walker,** and Samuel Walker. In'y lb.68l.
** There Is no record of any James Walker, In R., In the town register, nor in the Probate Rec. of the County. excepting as far back as 1643 and 45, which have been alluded to, in the sketch of James Walker, of Taunton (See 6 and 7 pp.) He was about 60 yrs. of age at the time of Philip's death. and was undoubtedly, the Jame's who helped appraise his estate.
His home and farm were on Watchemoket Neck, south of the Great Plain, at what is now the Kinnicut Place, on the road from Providence, R. I., to Barrington; about 1 mile from India Bridge, and in Rehoboth, now Seekonk, an attractive and fertile spot, overlooking the Providence river.*
*The first permanent settlement In Reboboth, was around the "Great Plain," In that part or the township called Seekonk, meening, "the abode of the wild goose." It is supposed that Rev. Mr. Newman, and his society, selected this spot because It was an extensive plain, already cleared of forest trees, and favorable for the cultivation of Indian corn. It is not far from the Pawtucket and Providence rivers, and had abundant facilities for obtaining fish and fowl.
He left a house unfinished, which the Court ordered to be completed at the expense of the estate, The estate was to be divided as follows:---
"In reference vnto the disposall of the estate of Phillip Walker, late of Rebohoth, deceased, the Court ordered, that the now house in building shall be finished out of the whole intire estate, and that those that shall injoy it, shall make some proportionable abatement, of what shall be theire pticular interest, in the said estate, and that the widdow shall have a comfortable, and convenient being therein, during her widdowhood, and that the said widdow shall have her third of the said estate, and the sume of twenty pound, for and towards the bringing vp of the youngest child, and that the remain-der of the said estate be deuided into seauen equall ptes, whereof the eldest, to have a double pte, and the rest to be deuided vnto the other children, in equall and alike 'proportions,"
She gave bond of administration, Oct. 29, 1679,
"June 7, 1681, This Court graunts libertie vnto Jane Walker, widdow of Rehoboth, to make sale of a small psell of meddow ground, with the advice and approbation of Mr, Daniell Smith and Ensigne Pecke, Philip Walker's occupation in 1659, was that of weaver. He became at length one of the wealthiest men of Rehoboth. In the allotments in 1671, his estate was estimated at £387, and was exceeded by only two in the town, the whole number being 78, In 1678, it was exceeded by only one in a valuation of 83 estates, He held various positions of trust and honor, He was surveyor, 1657, constable, 1658, on the Grand Inquest, 1668 and '78, one of the Select men, several yrs. between 1666 and '75, and was deputy to Plymouth, 1669, May 14, 1669, he was chosen one of a Committee, to meet a Committee of the new town of Swansey, to settle a controversy, (probably about boundaries,) lie also held the office of Deacon, in the Church, Nov. 2, 1663, Goodman Walker was appointed one of a Committee, to buy or build a parsonage, or "house for the ministry." This "Goodman,"* was undoubtedly Philip, as there is no trace of any other. Walker in R. at that time. June 20, 1678, the town having unanimously called Rev. Mr. Angier, to settle amongst them, "the townsmen and Deacon Walker, were chosen to treat with Mr. A. about it." It was also agreed upon by the town, that the sums to be raised, be freely subscribed, "if it may be," but if the subscriptions fell short, "Deacon Walker, Gilbert Brooks, and 3 others, should devise the mode to raise said sums."
In one period, the towns were obliged to sustain the war against Philip. Many who served as private soldiers, advanced money. The list of those in R. is preserved, and shows that the amount furnished by Deacon Walker, was £26, the largest sum, with two exceptions, and about double what was advanced by any of the 77 others in the catalogue.
Thus, like his elder brother, James, of Taunton, he was prominent in efforts and sacrifices for 'the maintenance and usefulness of the ministry, and the protection of the settlement from Indian ravages; sustaining at' least, one kind of relationship and resemblance to him, and one which is certainly no dishonor. While James in Taunton, was distinguished and useful as one of the Council of War, for Plymouth Colony, Philip, in Rehoboth, was among the foremost in furnishing the "sinews of 'war."' Rehoboth, an isolated plantation, was especially exp6sed to the incursions of the savages. The first and last blood of that fierce struggle, in which Metacomet or Philip, -the powerful and subtle ,Indian chieftain, fought for the destruction of all the colonists in New England, was shed in Rehoboth. Here the conflict opened in 1675, here it closed by the fall of Philip, in 1676.
Deacon Walker, it is probable, was in that gallant fight of the people of Rehohoth, with Philip, and his best warriors. Driven to desperation, and fearing if he remained at Mt. Hope, lie would be taken captive, the sachem fled into the interior, about the 1st of Aug. 1075. Encouraged by the strong appeals of Mr. Newman, their minister, and though not a part of the military force of the Colony, under his leadership, they pursued Philip, with great courage and activity. So rapid was their movement, that they overtook the rear of his forces at night, and with the aid of a party of friendly Moheagan Indians, who had joined them, attacked him and killed 30 of his men,' and carried away much booty, without any loss. When the minister led the way in so noble an enterprise, it is no groundless conjecture, that his Deacon was with him, especially one who had advanced money so generously for the defense of the settlement.
March 28, 1776, just after "Pierce's Fight," the Indians fell upon that part of Rehoboth, called Seekonk, and burnt 40 houses and 30 barns, As Dea. Walker, at the time of his decease, 3 yrs. later, left a house unfinished, it may have been, that his was one of those burnt by the Indians. Philip designed an assault upon Taunton, but apprised of it, the town was prepared for defense, and when he approached, July 11, '76, he was met with such determined resistance, that lie was compelled to fly, after burning two houses.*
*When Philip escaped from Mt. Hope, In '75, a part of his warriors scattered in the wilderness, about Taunton, and burnt the houses of James Walker, and John Tisdale, his brother in law. John Tisdale was killed, and 2 other soldiers, who were from Eastham. Though Baylies states this as in 1675, may not the "two houses" burnt July 11th, '76, have been those of J. W. and J. T. It is known that John Tisdlale was killed June 27, '76.
Apprehensive of their destruction, the Cape towns sent a Com. to Bridgwater, Taunton, and Rehoboth, to invite the inhabitants to take up their residence with them during the war, but the invitation was declined. The answer of Rehoboth, by their Com. indicates an unflinching bravery, and a sublime, though submissive faith. The heroic independence, the undaunted fortitude of those isolated settlers, in the face of the appalling perils which threatened their extinction, prove that they were worthy to he among the founders of civilization, and tile defenders of religion, in the New World, and are entitled to tile grateful remembrance and honor of their descendants and bene-ficiaries.
Though no tablets cast their shadows,
Where they slumber from their toil,
Blood of theirs. is on our meadows,
Dust of theirs is in our soil."
All the notices of the position and character of Dea. Philip Walker, though few in number, are highly honorable. There is not a single spot on his escutcheon. He was prosperous, accumulating a property that was large for that period. lie was entrusted with the most responsible office in the church, save that of the minister. It is indeed a grateful record, his generous contribution for his country and for Christ. His office and his services are a proof of superior excellence in character and usefulness, and leave no doubt that he was eminently a Patriot and a Christian. Cut down in the vigor of his manhood, his death must have been a sore calamity to the colony and the church "as when an armor bearer falleth."
"Buried Aug.21, 1679," as the brief, sad record is, it is no groundless conjecture, that the members of the church, and the inhabitants of Rehoboth, gathered on this early autumnal day, to recognize the Services, and honor the memory of the departed Deacon. The thought and utterance of their hearts, interpreting their great loss, may naturally have been, "How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod."
His moral worth and piety have been inherited in a remarkable degree by his numerous descendants, unto the 8th and 9th genera-tions. They furnish proof that the moral character, is an inheritance more surely entailed than any other. They illustrate the law that, "if the root be holy, so are the branches." They teach that, if it be a great privilege, it is also a great responsibility, to "partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree," in a godly ancestry.
For their virtues and piety are to be remembered, not for the fostering of family pride, but as an example and incentive to a. worthy life.
It is an idle and self condemnatory boast to say, "we have Abraham to our father," unless we "do the works of Abraham." But a multitude sleep in the old grave yard, at Seekonk, who proved their legitimacy from Deacon Philip Walker, by their christian worth, and many others have gone forth into other wildernesses, to help establish, and sustain the institutions, connected with religion and the public weal, and are now laboring, or resting from their labors, in many sections of the country. Not many illustrious names are found among his numerous, and widely scattered descendants. They have swelled the ranks of the honest, and faithful yeomanry of the land. They have cherished and transmitted the doctrinal faith, and reproduced the piety and usefulness of their ancestor. Of a great number of them it is true.
"They were never squires and teachers,
They were never wise and great,
But they listened to their preachers,
Worshipped God, and loved tile State.
They were men of humble station,
They were women pure and true,
And they served their generation,
Worked, and fought, and lived for you.""2
Children of Philip1 Walker and Jane Metcalf were as follows:
She Will proved May 28 1694.
He Fell through the floor of a sawmill unto the water wheel and swept under the ice.
2. Samuel2 Walker (Philip1); born Feb 1655; married Martha Ide 11 Nov 1681; married Elizabeth Unknown between 1700 and 1702;4 died 12 Aug 1712 at age 57.
Children of Samuel2 Walker and Martha Ide were as follows:
Children of Samuel2 Walker and Elizabeth Unknown were as follows:
3. Sarah2 Walker (Philip1); born 16 Feb 1657; married Abraham Perrin 27 Dec 1677; buried 2 Aug 1693.
Children of Sarah2 Walker and Abraham Perrin were as follows:
4. Elizabeth2 Walker (Philip1); born 1661; died 1664; married Henry Sweet 31 Mar 1687.5
She Philips twin - accidentally drowned.
Children of Elizabeth2 Walker and Henry Sweet were as follows:
5. Philip2 Walker (Philip1); born Mar 1661; married Mary Bowen 1689; married Sarah Unknown 1694; died 17 Feb 1739 at age 77.
Children of Philip2 Walker and Mary Bowen were as follows:
He no mention of him or heirs in fathers will - probably dies without issue.
There were no children of Philip2 Walker and Sarah Unknown.
Children of Philip2 Walker and (--?--) Sarah were as follows:
He Last of Pomfret CT but no record of descendants.
6. Ebenezer2 Walker (Philip1); married Mehetable Willmarth; born Nov 1676 at Rehoboth MA ?; married Dorothy Abell, daughter of Preserved Abell and Martha Redaway, 11 Oct 1703 at ?; died 13 Mar 1717/18 at Rehoboth, MA ?, at age 41.
He was inventory 1575 Poun. He was Farmer. He Ebenezer's first wife was Mehetable Wilmarth, whom he married on November 19, 1700. They had 2 children. She died on October 17, 1702. He then married Dorothy Abell on October 11, 1703, and they had 9 children.
Children of Ebenezer2 Walker and Mehetable Willmarth both born at Rehoboth, MA, were as follows:
Children of Ebenezer2 Walker and Dorothy Abell were as follows:
7. Samuel3 Walker (Samuel2, Philip1); born 11 Nov 1682; married Bethya Read 9 Feb 1705/6 at Rehoboth, MA;5 married Ruth Bliss, daughter of Samuel Bliss and Mary Unknown, 10 Nov 1709 at Rehoboth, MA;5 died 23 Aug 1712 at age 29.
Children of Samuel3 Walker and Bethya Read both born at Rehoboth, MA, were as follows:
Children of Samuel3 Walker and Ruth Bliss were:
8. Patience3 Walker (Samuel2, Philip1); born 30 Mar 1685; married Noah Perrin 14 Jun 1705;4 died 28 Nov 1730 at age 45.
Children of Patience3 Walker and Noah Perrin were as follows:
9. Timothy3 Walker (Samuel2, Philip1); born 14 Dec 1687 at Rehoboth, MA;4 married Grace Child 14 May 1713 at Rehoboth, MA;4 married Rachel Beverly 15 Jan 1729/30 at Rehoboth, MA;4 died 17 Nov 1745 at Rehoboth, MA, at age 57.4
Children of Timothy3 Walker and Grace Child were as follows:
He Was a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, in the alarm of Apr 19, 1775, 3 mos service in 1776, and at Tiverton, from May 9 to Jul 5 1779 between 1775 and 1779.
Children of Timothy3 Walker and Rachel Beverly were:
10. Peter3 Walker (Samuel2, Philip1); born 18 Sep 1689 at Rehoboth; married Mary Child 9 Jun 1715 at Rehoboth, MA;4 married Mrs Martha Read 18 Jan 1732/33 at Rehoboth, MA;4 married Bethiah Unknown after 1748;4 died 24 Mar 1760 at Rehoboth at age 70.
Children of Peter3 Walker and Mary Child were as follows:
Children of Peter3 Walker and Mrs Martha Read were:
There were no children of Peter3 Walker and Bethiah Unknown.
11. Ephraim3 Walker (Samuel2, Philip1); born 4 Sep 1692 at Rehoboth; married Mary Abell, daughter of Lt. Preserved Abell, before 1718 at Rehoboth, MA;4 died 2 Mar 1731/32 at Rehoboth at age 39.
Children of Ephraim3 Walker and Mary Abell were as follows:
12. Martha3 Walker (Samuel2, Philip1); born 8 Sep 1696; married Ichabod Bowen 5 Oct 1721.4
Children of Martha3 Walker and Ichabod Bowen were as follows:
13. Benjamin3 Walker (Samuel2, Philip1); born 12 Aug 1703 at Rehoboth; married Unknown Bicknell before 1737; married Elizabeth Childs circa 1750; married Unknown Cadwell after 1750; died 1787 at Ashford CT ?
Children of Benjamin3 Walker and Unknown Bicknell were as follows:
There were no children of Benjamin3 Walker and Elizabeth Childs.
There were no children of Benjamin3 Walker and Unknown Cadwell.
14. Isaac3 Perrin (Sarah2Walker, Philip1) married Susanna, had 2 sons, 4 daughters;3 married Susanna Unknown.
Children of Isaac3 Perrin and Susanna Unknown were:
15. James3 Walker (Philip2, Philip1); married Elizabeth Unknown;6 born 3 Sep 1690 at Rehoboth; died 28 Nov 1747 at Rehoboth at age 57.
Children of James3 Walker and Elizabeth Unknown all born at Rehoboth, MA, were as follows:
16. Philip3 Walker (Philip2, Philip1); born 13 Aug 1693 at Rehoboth; married Mary Chard 7 Dec 1721;6 married Ann Martin 4 Mar 1737/38;6 died 5 Nov 1742 at Rehoboth at age 49.
Children of Philip3 Walker and Mary Chard were as follows:
He Was a distiller in Providence RI. No Knowledge of offspring between 1756 and 1778.
Children of Philip3 Walker and Ann Martin were as follows:
17. Sarah3 Walker (Philip2, Philip1); born 8 Jan 1695/96 at Rehoboth; married Thomas Kilton 3 Feb 1724; inferred.6
In will of father, has her as wife of _____ Holdridge in 1739.
Children of Sarah3 Walker and Thomas Kilton were:
18. Mary3 Walker (Philip2, Philip1); married Josiah Ide;6 born 19 Mar 1699 at Rehoboth.
Children of Mary3 Walker and Josiah Ide were as follows:
19. Jane3 Walker (Philip2, Philip1); born 21 Mar 1702 at Rehoboth; married Samuel Newman Jr. 23 Dec 1724 at Rehoboth, MA.6
Children of Jane3 Walker and Samuel Newman Jr. were as follows:
20. Nathaniel3 Walker (Philip2, Philip1); born 31 Jan 1703/4 at Rehoboth;6 married Anna Sweeting, daughter of Henry Sweeting, 11 May 1727;6 died 20 Apr 1783 at age 79.
Children of Nathaniel3 Walker and Anna Sweeting were as follows:
21. Daniel3 Walker (Philip2, Philip1); born 10 Oct 1706; married Mary Perry, daughter of Jasiel Perry and Rebecca Unknown, 1 Jan 1729/30;7 died after 1750 at Attleboro.
Children of Daniel3 Walker and Mary Perry were as follows:
He died on the way to Canada. As a United Empire Loyalist, he had to flee and his property in Clarendon confiscated in 1777.
22. Johanna3 Walker (Ebenezer2, Philip1);8 born 18 Jul 1704; married David Carpenter, son of David Carpenter, 12 Nov 1724;8 died 22 Jan 1786 at age 81.
Children of Johanna3 Walker and David Carpenter were as follows:
23. Caleb3 Walker (Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 30 Oct 1706 at Rehoboth, MA ?; married Abigail Dean, daughter of Dr. Ezra Dean Jr. and Abigail Leonard, circa 1727 at ?; died 3 Apr 1768 at Rehoboth MA ? at age 61.
He was (an unknown value) 5 children. He was Farmer.
Children of Caleb3 Walker and Abigail Dean were as follows:
He Sold land and homestead in Rehoboth and moved to Killingly in 1773.
24. Dorothy3 Walker (Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 11 Jan 1708/9 at Rehoboth, MA;2 married Edward Carpenter, son of Obadiah Carpenter, 2 Dec 1743;8 died 22 Apr 1768 at age 59.2
Children of Dorothy3 Walker and Edward Carpenter were as follows:
25. Elizabeth3 Walker (Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 24 Mar 1711/12 at Rehoboth, MA;8 married Miles Shorey 28 Oct 1731;2 died 18 Mar 1753 at age 40.8
Children of Elizabeth3 Walker and Miles Shorey were as follows:
26. Martha3 Walker (Ebenezer2, Philip1) resided in Atlleboro; born 20 Jul 1714 at Rehoboth, MA;2 married David Chaffee 4 Apr 1733; or 4 Apr 1734.2
Children of Martha3 Walker and David Chaffee were as follows:
27. Ebenezer3 Walker (Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 9 Dec 1716 at Rehoboth, MA;2 married Bethiah Brown, daughter of William Brown and Elizabeth Unknown, 26 Jan 1737 at Rehoboth, MA;2 died Sep 1799 at age 82.2
He was blacksmith.2
Children of Ebenezer3 Walker and Bethiah Brown all born at Rehoboth, MA, were as follows:
28. Ruth4 Walker (Samuel3, Samuel2, Philip1);9 married William Brown 10 Oct 1708;9 born 2 Dec 1710 at Rehoboth, MA;9 died 6 Mar 1790 at age 79.9
Children of Ruth4 Walker and William Brown were as follows:
He married Esther Bucklin, had 6 children, then married Huldah Hunt and had 3 children.
29. Elizabeth4 Walker (Timothy3, Samuel2, Philip1);9 born 26 Apr 1714;9 married Jasiel Perry Jr. 12 Mar 1740 at Rehoboth, MA.9
Children of Elizabeth4 Walker and Jasiel Perry Jr. were as follows:
30. Huldah4 Walker (Timothy3, Samuel2, Philip1);10 born 19 Jan 1720/21 at Rehoboth, MA;10 married Josiah Carpenter 25 Oct 1742.10
Children of Huldah4 Walker and Josiah Carpenter both born at Cumberland, RI, were as follows:
31. Alathea4 Walker (Timothy3, Samuel2, Philip1);10 born Dec 1724;10 married James Dexter 14 Aug 1746.10
Children of Alathea4 Walker and James Dexter were as follows:
32. Eunice4 Walker (Timothy3, Samuel2, Philip1);10 born 4 Sep 1728 at Rehoboth, MA;10 married James Hill 11 May 1749;10 died 31 Dec 1772 at age 44.10
Children of Eunice4 Walker and James Hill were as follows:
33. Mary4 Walker (Peter3, Samuel2, Philip1);11 born Aug 1716 at Rehoboth, MA;11 married Daniel Perry 9 Mar 1737.11
Children of Mary4 Walker and Daniel Perry were as follows:
34. Hannah4 Walker (Peter3, Samuel2, Philip1); married John Peck; born 6 Mar 1722/23.
Children of Hannah4 Walker and John Peck were as follows:
35. Lydia4 Walker (Ephraim3, Samuel2, Philip1);12 died;12 born May 1724 at Rehoboth, MA;12 married James Clay 9 Feb 1743.12
Children of Lydia4 Walker and James Clay were as follows:
36. Mary4 Walker (Daniel3, Philip2, Philip1);19 married Ebenezer Bates;19 baptized 6 Sep 1730 at Rehoboth, MA;19 died 19 Aug 1777 at Shaftsbury, VT, at age 46.19
Children of Mary4 Walker and Ebenezer Bates were as follows:
37. Caleb4 Walker Jr. (Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 14 Feb 1728/29 at Rehoboth, MA;26 married Elizabeth Perrin 16 Oct 1750;2 died 4 Mar 1753 at age 24.2
He Note gravestone of Caleb and Hulda Walker (1788/1790) and Caleb Walker (1796) - Son?, and Mary and Alice Walker (daughters)?
Children of Caleb4 Walker Jr. and Elizabeth Perrin both born at Rehoboth, MA, were as follows:
He was judge.
38. Abel4 Walker (Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); married Lois Read, daughter of Thomas Read Jr. and Bethsheba _______, at ?; born 11 May 1736 at Rehoboth, MA; died 17 Feb 1819 at Hardwick, MA, at age 82.
He was (an unknown value) 13 children. He was Farmer. He Abel Walker served in the Revolutionary War. Note that his sone Abel was Dr. Mary Walker's grandfather. After the War, he moved to Hardwick MA where he spent the rest of his life. He bought a farm on the west side of town. At thhe death of his wife lois he married her sister Bathsheba.
Children of Abel4 Walker and Lois Read were as follows:
39. Caleb5 Walker (Caleb4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1);2 married Huldah Clarke; born 5 Apr 1753 at Rehoboth, MA;2 died 10 Aug 1790 at age 37.
He Served in the revolutionary war under Col. Timothy Walker.
Children of Caleb5 Walker and Huldah Clarke were:
40. Thomas5 Walker (Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 18 Nov 1777 at Rehoboth, MA; married Mary Eaton, daughter of Nathaniel Eaton and Sara Unknown, 1800 at Worcester, MA; died between 1865 and 1870 at Utica, NY.
He was (an unknown value) 7 children. He was Newspaper Editor & Banker. He in 1799, published a newspaper in Rome, NY. In 1803, edited and published the Utica Gazette. In 1825, went into banking and became president of the Bank of Utica and the Savings Bank of Utica He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church.
Children of Thomas5 Walker and Mary Eaton were as follows:
41. William6 Walker (Thomas5, Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 24 May 1802 at Rome, NY; married Caroline Lydia Steel, daughter of Robert Megget Steel and Isabella White, 11 Jun 1828 at NY, NY; died 1890 at NY, NY.
He was (an unknown value) 10 children. He was Banker. He n 1823 was in the hardware business, but in 1832 became a partner in the banking firm of Corning & Co. at 63 Wall St. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church.
Children of William6 Walker and Caroline Lydia Steel all born at NY, NY, were as follows:
She Is unmarried in 1860.
42. Isabella Steel7 Walker (William6, Thomas5, Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 27 Jun 1829 at NY, NY;2 married James William McCulloh Jr. 19 Dec 1850.2
Children of Isabella Steel7 Walker and James William McCulloh Jr. were as follows:
43. Dr. Edward Field7 Walker (William6, Thomas5, Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 4 Feb 1846 at NY, NY;27 married Caroline Elizabeth Bigelow, daughter of Edward Bigelow and Caroline E. Boies, circa 1869; married Katherine Boies Bigelow, daughter of Edward Bigelow and Caroline E. Boies, 2 Apr 1879 at Maiden-on-Hudson, NY; died 16 Dec 1916 at Providence, RI, at age 70.
He was (an unknown value) 4 children. He was Doctor. He 1st married Caroline Boies Bigelow, of which he had 2 children. Then married er sister. Graduated frorm the college of Physicians and Surgeons at olumbia University in 1876 and started practice as a Health Department octor in N.Y.C. After marrying his first wife he moved to Auburn for a few ears and finally settled in Providence, R.I. He was one of the founders of the Providence Lying-In Hospital and later president of the medical staff.
Children of Dr. Edward Field7 Walker and Caroline Elizabeth Bigelow were as follows:
Children of Dr. Edward Field7 Walker and Katherine Boies Bigelow were as follows:
44. Edward Field8 Walker Jr. (Edward7, William6, Thomas5, Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 25 Dec 1883 at Providence, RI;27 married Alice Josephine Danielson, daughter of Rev. Joseph Danielson and Harriet Frances (Fanny) Weld, 15 Jun 1912 at Danielson, CT; died 25 Nov 1972 at Providence, RI, at age 88.27
He was Textile industry.
Children of Edward Field8 Walker Jr. and Alice Josephine Danielson all born at Providence, RI, were as follows:
He was (an unknown value) no children. He 1st lieutenant in U.S. Army, killed in action while fighting the Japanese during WW II.
45. Avis9 Walker (Edward8, Edward7, William6, Thomas5, Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 14 Jun 1914 at Providence, RI; married John Danvers Bateman, son of George Cecil Bateman and Agnes Nelson Faulkner Rogers, 2 Nov 1939 at Toronto, Ontario.
Children of Avis9 Walker and John Danvers Bateman were as follows:
46. Katherine Frances9 Walker (Edward8, Edward7, William6, Thomas5, Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1) is still living.
Children of Katherine Frances9 Walker and Henry Lind were as follows:
47. Nancy Elizabeth9 Walker (Edward8, Edward7, William6, Thomas5, Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1); born 27 Aug 1925 at Providence, RI; married Stanley Thomas 15 Mar 1950 at Providence, RI; died 16 Mar 1988 at Providence, RI, at age 62.
She was (an unknown value) 2 children.
Children of Nancy Elizabeth9 Walker and Stanley Thomas were as follows:
48. Philip Walker10 Bateman (Avis9Walker, Edward8, Edward7, William6, Thomas5, Abel4, Caleb3, Ebenezer2, Philip1) is still living.
Children of Philip Walker10 Bateman and Angelina Mangano were as follows: