Charles Walker, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Walker, of Orange county, Virginia.
Thomas was born in England, and emigrated to Orange county, Virginia in 1734 and naturalized in 1754.
He died circa 1770 in Virginia.
The will of Thomas was produced in the court, signed, sealed, published, and declared on 21 Jan 1767, witnessed by Richard Waugh, Charles Beale, John Isbell, and Benoni Hansford.* It was proven three years later, with Charles being executor and receiving close to five hundred acres.
Surety was given for Charles by Jonathan Cowherd and Joseph Eddem(?), George Taylor was the Clerk of Court.
A Crossing from the Valley of Virginia began in the spring of 1782 by Charles Walker, his nephew, his wife Elizabeth Margaret Peters Walker, and her brothers.
Charles and Margaret settled this area, on the New River and the mouth of Wolf Creek. Her brother John settled further up the river, and her brother Christian built in the area that became Peterstown.
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The Walker farm "fronted the New River and backed against Peters Mountain... - a place of rendezvous for wayfarers...as well as for the traffic crossing from Wolf creek... - "
The cemetery here, as well as the four lane highway, sit on land that was formerly part of the Walker farm.
Research of former Walker family members indicate that Charles Walker, John Peters, and their wives could be buried in the oldest portion of the cemetery, under native field stones.
These may or may not remain today.**
This information may be found in the History of the Walker Family, written by the third great grandson of Charles and Margaret.
Other volumes and sources will have additional information.
* Orange county Will Book 2.
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** This photograph shows the old unmarked stones in the cemetery, and are the only ones unmarked. It was taken by one of the Find a Grave members. Our Thanks to her!
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Of Charles & Margaret's children:
Listings include Caroline, Charity, Cordelia, & Underwood.
Charles Walker, Jr, moved to Cabell county, Virginia, and is believed to have married Sarah Karnes and died on Walker's Branch in Cabell county in 1837.
John Walker's farm on Rich Creek later became Mercer county, West Virginia, where he was buried with his wife, Nancy Mullins Walker;
Julius Walker who married Elizabeth (MDNU) was buried at the Pembroke cemetery of Giles county, Virginia;
Chrispianos H. A. Walker married Francis Peters and was buried in the Walker cemetery, Egeria, Mercer county, West Virginia.
Margaret Peters Walker (1750 - ____)*
John Walker (____ - 1850)*
Chrispia Anos Walker (1782 - 1876)*
Julius Walker (1791 - 1814)*
Created by: aye ain't
Record added: Apr 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108326827
To one of my great ancestors who left his footprints in the lives of our Walker family history and established the Walker name through generations in Virginia and West Virginia. Thank you!|
Bev Hatcher Vera (Walker)
Added: Feb. 24, 2014
Added: Apr. 11, 2013