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Re: James Walker &Catherine Miller of Virginia
Posted by: Regina Roper (ID *****7626) Date: November 05, 2005 at 18:41:58
In Reply to: Re: James Walker &Catherine Miller of Virginia by Jean Gaw of 30396

James Walker SR (13 Dec 1755-before May 1837) who married Catherine Miller, daughter of Jacob Miller and ELizabeth Fudge...
His bible record was found. It was published in the Fayette Co KY Genealogical Society QUarterly Vol 9 #4 Winter 1994. The bible was published 27 Oct 1802 in Philadelphia, printed for Matthew Carey, No 18 Market Street. "This book was purchased Anno Domini 1804 by James Walker"

Catherine Miller Walker did not died in the early 1800's. I don't have it at my fingertips at the moment, but theeis proof in deed records in Washington Co or Brazos Co TX (can't remember which) that she was still alive as late as 1836 when her husband James died and his estate was settled by his son Gideon Walker.

This is what was published in the bible record:

James Walker Sr b. 13 Dec 1755
married 9 Sept 1783 Catherine B. Miller b. 26 Dec 1764

children:
ELizabeth b 3 July 1784
Gideon b 28 Oct 1785
Jacob b 17 Sept 1787
Lucretia (my ancestor) b 23 Dec 1789 (first husband was SILAS BELL)
Susannah b 12 Nov 1791
James b 10 Oct 1793
Sarah b 27 Nov 1795
Mary b 10 Dec 1798
Thomas b 1 Apr 1800
Daniel b 1802 (his exact date unrecorded)
Catherine b 5 June 1803
William Henry b 22 Jan 1805
Frankie and Charles...appear to be twins, bible record unclear, states Frankie was born 27 Aug 1806 and Charles born 29 Aug 1806
John MM b 29 Nov 1807
Lucinda b 8 May 1808
Sanders b 18 May 1818
Andrew born c 1820 (exact date unrecorded)

James Walker SR deeded his sons land in the 1830's in TX shortly before his death. I have copies of all these deeds. If my memory serves me, as I have not looked at them in several years, mention is made of the sons providing for their mother Catherine. No will was made by James SR as he deeded all his land before death. It is believed he did this because of the uncertainty of what was happening with Mexico and Texas at the time.

This James Walker SR was the son of Thomas Walker Jr and ELizabeth, grandson of Thomas Walker SR of Orange CO VA and ELizabeth.

The Thomas-Thomas-James lineage is well supported by the Will of Thomas Walker Sr and by a huge lawsuit in Orange Co VA where a slave sued for his freedom. This lawsuit also establishes the identity of the 2 wives of Jacob Miller SR (Elizabeth Fudge and Margaret Sullivan) and the parentage of Catherine Miller Walker. It is a very interesting document




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