1Arthur G. Loring and William R. Cutter, Samuel Walker, of Woburn, Mass., and Some of His Descendants, NEHGR Vol. 57, p. 350-352 (Oct 1903).
"1. SAMUEL1 WALKER died in Woburn, Nov. 6, 1684. He was aged 44, or thereabouts, in 1661, as per affadavit of himself and his son Samuel2 Walker, made April 2, 1661.*
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Samuel Walker was for a time a resident of Reading, and all of his children by his first wife were born there. The Reading church records state that, at some time after March 26, 1650, he was admitted to the fellowship of the church, and his wife with him. His connection with Reading ceases in 1654.*
Beyond the above particulars we know nothing of his first wife, but ina deed dated April 8, 1678 (and unrecorded), he says at the close, "I, the abovenamed Saml Walker, have hereunto put my hand and seal . . . . also Ann Walker, in her acknowledgement of her consent to this deed, hath put to her hand and seal."†
Ann Walker, the above, was his second wife. She was also the widow of Arthur Alger of Scarborough, and daughter of Giles Roberts, also of that place. She died in Woburn, Mar. 21, 1716.*
This Ann Walker was the widow alluded to in the third volume of Woburn town records, as teaching school in that town: "The Widow Walker is appointed to be a school dame for the year 1686, and to have ten shillings for her labor as the other had."
After Samuel Walker's death, his sons Samuel, of Woburn, and Joseph, of Billerica, were appointed administrators of his estate.
Children by first wife, born in Reading:
2. i. SAMUEL,2 b. June 28, 1643; d. Jan. 18, 1703.
3. ii. JOSEPH, b. Oct. 10, 1645; d. July, 1729.
iii. HANNAH, b. Dec. 15, 1647; d. Apr. 28, 1648.
iv. HANNAH, b. June 28, 1648; m. Jan. 27, 1674, James Thompson; d. Feb. 4, 1685-6, in Woburn. He d. Sept. 4, 1693, ae. 44.
4. v. ISRAEL, b. June 28, 1648; d. Apr. 20, 1719.
5. vi. JOHN, b. Feb. 14, 1650; d. Jan. 3, 1723-4.
vii. BENJAMIN, b. June 4, 1651; d. Apr. 26, 1653.
Children by second wife, Ann, born in Woburn:
6. viii. ISAAC, b. Nov. 1, 1677.
7. ix. EZEKIEL, b. Mr. 5, 1679.".