Signature of Edward B. Walker Genealogy of Edward B. Walker
1756-1838, Duplin County, North Carolina - Sullivan, Claiborne, Hancock Counties, Tennessee


Andrew Calvin Walker to Isaac Walker from Forkvale

Andrew Calvin Walkeroffsite link to WorldConnect, after attending medical school, appears to have started his practice in Forkvale in Campbell County just over the Union County line. From Nashville, he wrote his uncle, Isaac Walkeroffsite link to WorldConnect; Isaac was his oldest living blood uncle on the Walker side and essentially the patriarch of the clan at Straight Creek. He writes of his first death as a doctor and also apparently some money problems. Letter courtesy Bill Walker, Issac's great grandson. Transcription by Roma A. Walker. Click any image for a larger version.

Forkvale Tenn
Oct. 7th 1890

Dear Uncle

I write you a few lines this morning as I can not hear from Claiborne Co. any more[.] I have been trying to get to come up there for some time, but it looks like I can't get off soon as the Typhoid Fever is thick un my Territory which keeps m[e] busy riding. I lost one cas[e] yesterday for the first in m[y] life. I have had very good luck since I came here yet I have lost a few cases[.]

Well in regard to my Note which will be due some time soon. It looks like I can't collect any for a while. Yet I aim to try my very best to collect or have it done. I have tried to sell my horse to meet that note, but I cant find a buyer it seems. Now I wan[t] you or Dr. Miller or both to lift and hold the note ti[l] I can pay it off which will be as soon as possible[.] how I hate to have to say this but I have tried to borry money but it seems like the[re] is no money in these parts[.] I want you to put in the Gray Note & Julias Mcbee has some $20. or $25. in notes of mine if you can get them put them in too[.]

How I hope you will write soon & tell me all the news of Straight creek[.] what about mother now how is Billie Walker [Isaac's son] getting along now. what about the Boys in Mo. So I will close for this time by say[ing] I will will [sic] be up as soon as I can get off from my practice. Yours Truly

Dr. A.C. Walker

This leaves us all well on coming[?]



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