John Walker


John Walker Famous memorial

Cobham, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Death 2 Dec 1809 (aged 65)
Madison Run, Orange County, Virginia, USA
Burial Rivanna, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 10430434 View Source

U.S. Continental Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and engaged as a successful planter in Albemarle County, Virginia. Elected to the American Society, in 1768, he was commissioned to the make special terms with the Indians at Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania, to retain their friendship prior to the Revolutionary War. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Colonel in the Continental Army as an aide to General George Washington, in 1777. In 1780, he was elected to the First Continental Congress, plus he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law. With the death of Senator William Grayson, he was appointed as a Pro-Administration to the U.S. Senate, serving March 31, to November 9, 1790. Not a candidate for reelection, he resumed his agricultural pursuits and practiced law until his death.

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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 5 Feb 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Walker (13 Feb 1744–2 Dec 1809), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10430434, citing Belvoir Family Cemetery, Rivanna, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .