|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1791|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1814|
The Son of Charles & Margaret (Peters) Walker.
Brother of Charles, Chrispianos, William, Peggy (Margaret?), Catherine, and John Walker.
Julius was married to a woman named Elizabeth. Following his return home to New River after the War of 1812, he was killed near Eggleston Springs and left on the bank of New River.
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When this was discovered a posse was organized to search for the suspected killer, one Jeremiah Lucas, who allegedly had been involved with Elizabeth during her husband's absence. The man had fled into the mountains, but was easily tracked by his trail in the snow. Caught by posse member John Marrs, he was returned and jailed.
An indictment for murder was made at the preliminary heariing on 23 April 1814. At trial on 27 April 1814, Lucas was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. Preparations were made.
Gallows were erected near the Pearisburg Courthouse.
Lucas attacked his jailer by striking him over the head with handcuffs when his food was brought. That led to his escape, and a run down the street. Jailor Mr. George Johnston pursued with an old musket, by which he shot Lucas in the leg, and returned him to custody. The execution was carried out without further incident on the appointed date by William Chapman, Deputy of the Sheriff of Giles county, John Chapman.
Mrs. Walker was not charged for lack of evidence.
Story by Glennis Walker, though I have not used his exact words. History of the Walker Family by Glennis R. Walker.
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Through the efforts of the photographer of the stone, and his group, it was learned that the Snidow and Johnson families have done quite a lot of documentation of this cemetery and extensive restoration work.
Charles Walker (1750 - ____)
Margaret Peters Walker (1750 - ____)
John Walker (____ - 1850)*
Chrispia Anos Walker (1782 - 1876)*
Julius Walker (1791 - 1814)
Note: Grave marked with field stone.
Maintained by: aye ain't
Originally Created by: Sharon Brown
Record added: May 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26682363