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ANDREW WALKER FAMILY

William Walker will dated August 9, 1841 reads thus: Be it remembered that I William Walker being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind, blessed be almighty God for ..... the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following first I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Susannah twenty five dollars. I do also give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Mary Rector ten dollars, I do also give and bequeath unto my second daughter Jane Hartman ten dollars, I do also give to and bequeath to my third daughter Nancy Jones ten dollars, I do also give and bequeath unto my fourth daughter Anna Deakens ten dollars. I do also give and bequeath to my fifth daughter Marget Hunt ten dollars, I do also give and bequeath to my youngest daughter Susannah Walker seventy five dollars. I do also give and bequeath to William Rector son of my eldest daughter Mary Rector ten dollars. I do also give and bequeath unto William Hartman son of my second daughter Jane Hartman ten dollars. I do also give and bequeath to William Deakens son of my fourth daughter Anna Deakens. I do also give and bequeath unto William Hunt son of my fifth daughter ten dollars. I do also give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Treacy Walker ten dollar. I do also give and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Mary Walker ten dollars, I do also give and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Sarah Walker ten dollars. I do also give unto William Walker son of my eldest son John Walker ten dollars.I also do give and bequeath to William Walker son of my youngest son Andrew Walker ten dollars I do also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Susannah and my youngest daughter Susannah my cubboard, bureau, pots and ovens, beding, bed clothes and all my household goods and chittles? with the exception of my clock I further give and devise to my youngest son Andrew Walker his heirs and offsprings all that my messauge? or tenaments situate lying and being in the county of Washington and State of Tennessee together with all my freehold estate whatever to him the said Andrew Walker his heirs and offspring? for ever I do also give and bequeath to my son Andrew Walker my clock and my part of the waggon My beloved wife Susannah Walker if living at my death is to live with the said Andrew Walker the said Walker is to give my wife Susannah a plentiful and comfortable support and to take good care of the said Susannah if there is any of my estate remaining not mentioned in this will after all my debts and expenses in life and at death of me and my wife Susannah shall be fined? in some convenient way and divided equally amongts all my heirs, whom I hereby apoint sole executors of this my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the year of our lord.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named William Walker to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and at his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witness to the same I further add to this will I give and bequeath to my wife Susannah and my youngest daughter Susannah the one half of my stock of sheep and I give and bequeath to my youngest son Andrew Walker the other half of stock of sheep I give and bequeath to my wife Susannah and to my youngest daughter Susannah one half of my stock of bees I give and bequeath to my youngest son Andrew the other half of Bees In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of August in the year of our lord 1841 singed (signed) sealed and published and declared by the above named William Walker to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and at her presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witness to the same.
William Walker seal Witness: Caleb Martin Levi Nelson (his mark)


Will of Andrew Walker dated 8 May 1869 with J W Hartman and Payne Squibb as witnesses reads : Zachariah pay Nancy Ann Keys $300.00, Zachariah pay Susannah Jones $100. Henry to get the homestead; Zachariah the land where he now lives; mentions sons John B and William


 

Andrew Walker was the youngest son of William and Susannah Graham Walker. Andrew was born February 04, 1805 and died May 09, 1869 in Washington County, Tennessee. He married Sarah Brown, daughter of Redheaded John Brown and Nancy Smith Brown, on May 01, 1833. William seemed to be extremely generous to Andrew the youngest son; but then Andrew being the youngest son and the last to leave home didn't go far 'cause it seems he lived close by to his parents and thirteen years after marrying his father died and left in his will that Andrew was to look after his mother and sister Susannah. Andrew's brother William was established on the earlier home place near what today is called Pleasant Grove. William married Mary Brown sister to Sarah making William & Andrew's children double cousins & supposedly the Browns and Walkers were neighbors so handy to have two brothers courting two sisters. John Walker the older brother had establishment himself on the ridge east in Sulphur Springs and later north of Sulphur Springs near Nicholas Keefauver, Thomas Bacon, Isaac Galloway near where we have the Walker-Galloway Cemetery today located. Caleb Martin a neighbor to the Walkers was son of Henry S. & Chloe Boswell Martin and married to Sally Beard daughter of Robert Beard. Levi Nelson may be the father or brother of Ruth Nelson who married Elias Martin, younger brother of Caleb Martin. William Walker father lived 5 years after making his will ; 1841-1846 ; but where are William, Susannah & Susannah the daughter buried?


  • 1. John Brown Walker born February 18, 1834 married Margaret F. Keys December 21, 1851. (Margaret daughter of Jeremiah Keys) Children of John Brown & Margaret Keys Walker (1)Andrew J. Walker 1854 married Laura Fraker (2)Mary A Walker 1856 (3)William M. 1857 married Nancy Jane McDonald (4)Sarah 1860 married Joe Smith and died in Colfax, Washington (5)John W. 1864 (6)Laura A abt 1867 married a Jennings (7)Martha Tennessee 1873. Descendants who lived in Sulphur Springs ; Lucy Walker Shanks, John Shanks ; Eddie Matthews
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  • 2. William Walker born August 28, 1835 married (1)Sarah Ann Armstrong October 03, 1867 (2)Mary E. Gott abt 1878. William & (1)Sarah A Armstrong Walker had Martha M 1871, Mary R 1872, Sarah A 1874 & William E March 16, 1875 ; Martha M I am not sure about if she married/whom did she marry and Sarah died young while Mary R married Joseph Hunt son of Uriah & Sarah Kincheloe Hunt and moved to Colfax, Washington ; William E married Katie Shipley and they had Emmett & Lois Walker. William Sr. marries (2)Mary Gott and they have three daughters Sarah Frances, Rachel Virginia & Ethel Walker ; Sarah married Phillip Sellers & Rachel Virginia marries Geo Melvin Kennerly son of Nancy Ellen Hicks Kennerly back to Nancy Walker and leaving descendants Ron Kennerly & John Phillip Schepper with lots of Washington County kin

  •  Thanks to Ron Kennerly for this picture that his mother Gertrude Kennerly had in her possession
     
  • 3. Zachariah Walker born January 29, 1838 married Elizabeth Frances Hilbert March 09, 1860. Their children have lots of double cousins among them; (1)Sarah C Walker 1863-1939 married William H Sylvester (2) William Henry Walker 1866-1904 married Tennie Mitchell (2)Andrew Jacob Winton Walker 1868-1950 married Mary Matilda Bayless (4)Margaret Walker 1872-1948 married Dr. William McCollum (5)Nelson Duncan Walker 1874-1944 married Lula Bell Campbell (6)Leota and Leona Walker twins 1855 (Leota married Isaac Cox) Leona never married (7)Elizabeth Walker 1890-1919 married George Sherfey and several daughters and son dying in infancy all make up the descendants of Janis Anderson, Erma Walker Edmundson, Nancy Walker Shanks, Weldon McCollum, Agness Walker Powell, Hobart Powell, Leota & Leona Walker, Elizabeth Walker Sherfey, Famah Campbell Greene, Nancy Ann Sherfey Hill who happen to be double kin through John, William and Andrew Walker with other local families filling in as well. Now why wasn't Sulphur Springs called Walkerville?
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  • 4. Henry M. Walker born April 10, 1841 married Hester J. Duncan April 12, 1866. (Descendants Sandra, Joan, Katharine & Steve Light, Joy Walker Martin & children, Dan, Catherine, Ann Cross, Carolyn Walker Jones, Larry Walker, Judy Walker Hyatt, Elaine Jones Ford)
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  • 5. Nancy Ann Walker born September 13, 1843 married John Keys September 12, 1861. Nancy Ann Walker Keys died November 02, 1922 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery. John & Nancy Ann Walker Keys had three daughters; Sarah E. born 1864 married Samuel Carder ; she died giving birth to a baby. Mary M. Keys born September 1866 never married and was living with her sister Cornelia and family in 1930...Mary M died 1940 and Cornelia F Keys born March 1872 and died 1949. Sarah and Mary are buried at Fairview and Cornelia is buried at Sulphur Springs ; Cornelia married John Eli Kennerly and had one son Rollin Franklin Kennerly who left one descendant John Mauk Kennerly. John Eli was the son of Nancy Ellen Hicks & John Abner Kennerly ; granddaughter of Susannah Carson & Eli Hicks and the great granddaughter of Nancy Walker Carson-Jones ; a great great granddaughter of William & Susannah Graham Walker. Cornelia the daughter of Nancy Ann Walker, granddaughter of Andrew Walker and the great granddaughter of William & Susannah Graham Walker. What a tangled web we weave but very interesting

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    The photo above I truly think is Nancy Ann and Susannah Walker daughters of Andrew & Sarah Brown Walker. The other woman must be Susannah Walker sister to Andrew Walker. They are standing on the porch of the Andrew Walker home which was also the homestead of William & Susannah Graham Walker. Check out the Walker house picture below. I am convinced the house is the same Walker house still standing today having been remodeled many times through the ages. There were several owners from William & Susannah Graham Walker to Andrew Walker, Cox, Rupe, Bridwell, Kennerly and maybe others?


  • 6. Susannah Walker born September 20, 1845 married James H. Jones December 17, 1868. They lived west of Buffalo Ridge what we today call Hog Hollow and are buried there on the home farm in a private well kept family cemetery. Again we find double cousins in this family of descendants who are Gerry Cox Houk, Carolyn Walker Jones, Larry Walker, Judy Walker Hyatt, Elaine Jones Ford, Walter Dean Jones, Tammy Ford Crowe, Terry Chase Houser, Vickie Chase Carter. Dora Bell Chase Jones gave baby Ola to Grandmother Susannah Jones to raise. Dora died shortly after Ola was born and J Hurley married (2) to Lula Stafford. Ola remembers going to Uncle Will's, Uncle Henry's and Aunt Nancy's. Susanna Walker Jones always went to camp meeting. She would stay with family in Sulphur Springs. She would bring vegetables from the garden to camp meeting gatherings. As told to Janelle Walker Warden by Ola Jones Cox, the daughter of James Hurley Jr. & (1 wife)Dora Belle Chase. It is through James Hurley Jr & second wife Lula Kate Stafford that we find double cousins. Bill & Elsie Walker Jones are both descended from Andrew Walker through Susannah Walker Jones & Henry M Walker siblings and children of Andrew & Sarah Brown Walker. Lula Kate Stafford Jones was a niece of William Henry Stafford who married into William & Mary Brown Walker family more extended family among Washington Countians

  • I would love to make contact with any of the above descendants of Andrew and Sarah Brown Walker. I know there are many more unknown to me


      In 1860 John Brown Walker and Margaret Keys Walker were living in Washington Co. and William was a millwright. Census of 1870 has not been found and that was about the time that John B was in Knoxville, Tennessee as a "fugitive" Census of 1880 finds first born son John and Margaret "Maggie" Keys Walker living in Greene Co., TN. Later records have been found that show John Brown Walker acted as a lawyer for Hannah Hale Cox family. Maybe John Brown Walker was going to college in Knoxville getting more education while a "fugitive" in Knoxville
    Census of 1860 reads:
  • John B. Walker 45 carpenter
  • Margaret Walker 48 wife keeping house
  • Mary A. Walker 24 daug at home
  • William M. Walker 22 son farmer
  • Nancy A. MacDonald Walker 19 daughter in law keeping house
  • Sarah F. Walker 19 daughter at home
  • John W. Walker 16 son works on farm
  • Lorra A. Walker 13 daughter at home...Laura?
  • Martha T. Walker 10 daughter at home

    • Census of 1900 in Greene Co., TN
  • John B Walker 66 Feb 1834 66 widower
  • Mollie E Walker 40 daug Jan 1860 s
  • John W Walker 36 son Mar 1867 s salesman hardware
  • Tennie M Walker 26 daug Nov 1873 s
  • George W Easey 62 boarder Jan 1838 day laborer

  • john brown

  • william walker

  • wm walker

  • graham
    <CENTER>Andrew and Sarah Brown Walker family photos</H3>JONES FAMILY CEMETERY, HOG HOLLOW RD--EASTERN STAR

    Andrew and Sarah Brown Walker family photos and JONES CEMETERY

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     FAMILY

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     We think this is the homestead of Andrew and Sarah Brown Walker family. You gotta' love this picture!

     Location of house has to be somewhere around Chalybeate Springs in Sulphur Springs south of the Baptist Church

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Sarah Jane Walker 1867-1902 daughter of Henry M and Hester J. Duncan Walker; granddaughter of Andrew and Sarah Brown Walker

     Great Granddaughter of William and Susanah Graham Walker

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Mother and Daughters? found in collection of Ruth Walker Cross. Is this a Walker mother with her five daughters?

     Ruth was the daughter of R.A.N. Walker and the granddaughter of Henry M. Walker and the great granddaughter of Andrew Walker

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     ELIZABETH WALKER married GEORGE BACON SHERFEY in 1911. The lovely portrait is Elizabeth with daughters Sarah Sherfey Good and Louise Sherfey Campbell

     Elizabeth Ann was youngest daughter of Zachariah and Fannie Hilbert Walker. She was born April 29, 1890 and died May 17, 1919. Elizabeth was the granddaughter of Andrew & Sarah Brown Walker

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Erma, the daughter of William H. Walker, brother to Elizabeth and Leota. Erma would be their niece. William, ELizabeth and Leota grandchildren of Andrew and Sarah Brown Walker. Erma a great granddaughter of Andrew & Sarah Brown Walker

     

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Erma, the daughter of William H. Walker and Tennie Mitchell; Erma had two brothers, John Mitchell & Clyde Zachariah Walker; they were great grandchildren of Andrew & Sarah Brown Walker

     Erma and Clyde died in Los Angeles and Mitchell ran the family farm in Sulphur Springs

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     SARAH (SALLIE) C. WALKER married WILLIAM H. SYLVESTER September 13, 1888. William was grandson of John and Lucretia Martin Walker

     Sarah C. was oldest daughter of Zachariah and Fannie Hilbert Walker. She was granddaughter of Andrew and Sarah Brown Walker. She was born 1863 and died 1939

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Hugh Mitchell Anderson husband of Monte Sylvester ; parents of Janis, Stanley and William Fain Anderson

     The family farm was located at the crossroads of Sulphur Springs, Bowmantown and HWY 81. John Walker sold land to John Sylvester who married Chloe Walker daughter of John Walker ; later William Henry Sylvester marries Sarah "Sallie" Walker daughter of Zachariah Walker making more double cousins between John and Andrew Walker families

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Zachariah Walker son of Andrew & Sarah Brown Walker

     Zachariah's farm was where Agnes Walker Powell lived

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Elizabeth Frances Hilbert wife of Zachariah Walker born May 17, 1842 and died August 16, 1896. Fannie had a sister Mary Hilbert living with them in 1870

     

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Photo found in the Sylvester-Anderson home of Janis Anderson the granddaughter of Sarah C. Walker and the great granddaughter of Zachariah & Fannie Walker

     

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Sarah Frances, Rachel Virginia and Ethel Hattie Walker were the daughters of William and Mary Gott Walker. Thanks to Ron Kennerly, grandson of Virgie who shared the photo

     Granddaughters of Andrew & Sarah Brown Walker

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Virgie Walker and husband Melvin Kennerly who also were cousins through Andrew Walker & Nancy Walker Jones

     Great Grandchildren of William & Susannah Graham Walker

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Our big mystery photo found in Nancy Walker Shanks collection. I am thinking he is Henry M. Walker married to Hester J. Duncan. Henry was born October 4, 1841 and died February 15, 1922.

     1920 Census has Widower Henry M Walker living with son William & Fannie Martin Walker and next door to Tennie Walker widow of William H. Walker. That would put him living south of Zachariah Walker and Nancy Walker Kennerly and the second house north of William H. Sylvester, Hugh & Monta Sylvester Anderson

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Could this be a younger Hester J. Duncan Walker wife of Henry M. Walker?

     

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     One of my best treasures is this picture that Hal Walker and Dorothy Hyder Sherfey had in their possession. All the guys here come through either John or Andrew Walker and connecting through marriage to the Bacons, Walkers and Jesse Hunt of Buffalo Ridge

     Front row left to right; Jess Hunt, Dr. McCollum, Robert A. N. Walker, William S Squibb, J. C. Osborne. Back row left to right William Bayless, Robert Bacon, William H. Sylvester and William H. Hunt. Shortly after the picture was taken William H Sylvester resigned and Willie Walker took his place. Robert Bacon died and A. A. Deakins took his place. (Robert Bacon married Lulu J. Deakins sister to A. A. Deakins. This group of men provided the political and financial support in the community that brought a highly respected high school to the community that continued for many years

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Monte Sylvester daughter of William Henry and Sallie C. Walker Sylvester, mother of Janis Anderson

     

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Laurence Newman Sylvester son of William Henry and Sallie C. Walker Sylvester, uncle of Janis Anderson

     

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Another big mystery photo found in Nancy Walker Shanks collection. This could be the ROBERT DUNCAN FAMILYwith Henry and Hester Duncan Walker in the middle of the picture behind Robert and Esther Barkley Duncan. Esther was a stepmother to Hester

     Robert and Esther Barkley Duncan family

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     A modern day 4th of July get together at the Sam and Bobbi Carder home ; Bobby Gene and Elaine Jones Ford, Randal Hartman, Earl and Carolyn Carder Maden and Kay Kennerly Street. Kay Kennerly is descendant of Nancy Walker Jones while Elaine Jones Ford is a descendant of Andrew Walker ; Randal Hartman comes from a long line of Joseph Hartman and Mary Henley Hartman ;Earl Maden is a Hunt and Ellis descendant and Sam Carder descends from the Garst family

     Sulphur Springs Community

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Eva the daughter of William M. and Fannie Martin Walker. Granddaughter of Henry M and Hester J Duncan Walker. Eva born September 12, 1915 and died 1982

     Eva was well known for her music ability. She played the piano and organ at the Methodist Church and was a piano teacher

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Onnie Duncan Walker oldest son of Robert Andrew Nelson Walker and Sarah Hunt Walker. Onnie born August 12, 1898 in Wash. Co.,Tennessee and died June 1970 in Abingdon, Virginia. Onnie married a cousin Elizabeth Crookshanks daughter of Elizabeth Bayless; granddaughter of Susannah Walker Bayless and great granddaughter of John & Lucretia Martin Walker

     passport picture for Onnie when he went with other University Agriculture Students on a cattle boat to Europe

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     The lovely girl is Lois Walker daughter of William E & Katie Shipley Walker and sister to Emmett Walker

     I am grateful to Janey Diehl Campbell family who had the picture of Lois Walker born May 07, 1909 and died October 01, 1974 and is buried in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery beside her parents and her husband Dwight Howard ; it seems Lois had dated Samuel Rollin Campbell and I suppose Lois had given Samuel Rollin a picture ; does anyone know if Dwight and Lois had children?

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

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    NAME & DATES 

     CEMETERY

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     Susanna Jones July 20, 1845-April 11, 1920 & James H. Jones Nov 6, 1835-Jan 6, 1901>

     Jones Family Cemetery, Washington Co., Tennessee

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Albion A. Jones July 3, 1878-July 2, 1933 son of James H & Susanna Walker Jones "Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection>

     Jones Family Cemetery Washington Co., Tennessee

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Marion C. Jones April 21, 1871-Jan 12, 1926 ; brother to Albion and son of James H. & Susanna Walker Jones"

     Jones Family Cemetery Washington Co., Tennessee

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Sarah Jane Jones Nov 28, 1872-Sept 5, 1892 ; "Gone to a bright home Where grief can not come" daughter of James H & Susanna Walker Jones>CENTER>

     Jones Family Cemetery Washington Co., Tennessee

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Infant Jones must be Ola Jones Cox's baby brother son of J. Hurley & Dora Belle Chase Cox who was born & died 1900. Grandson of Jame H. & Susanna Walker Jones>

     Jones Family Cemetery Washington Co., Tennessee

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Isaac Calvin Cox July 15, 1854-May 2, 1930 ; son of Wm Thompson & Phoebe Bacon Cox was living with James H & Susanna Walker Jones in 1900

     Jones Family Cemetery Washington Co., Tennessee

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     

     

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Douglas Shed School where I am most certain the Jones & Cox children attended school

     Douglas Shed Rd Washington Co., Tennessee and today called Ford Creek Rd

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

     

     Douglas Shed Church beside the Douglas Shed School. Samuel Douglass who settled here from North Carolina was the progenitor of many of todays descendants living in the area

     Douglas Shed Rd, Washington Co., Tennessee today it is called Ford Creek Rd

     Janelle Morrow Walker Warden

           
           

    The following are pictures of the William and Susanah Graham Walker house located in Sulphur Springs. The house originally faced the knob and the creek with a road running along side of the creek and at the bottom of the knob. Many years later a new road was built which went right through the Walker land and what a turmoil that caused between brothers and cousins. When did William and Susannah move from Blackley Creek to Sulphur Springs? About 1830? Where were Nancy, John, William, Anna, Andrew, Margaret and Susanah born? Most likely down on what is today McCall Rd