Hugh Walker (1740 - c.1800) MP

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Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucester, VA, USA
Death: Died in Madison County, VA
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Hugh Walker

A Patriot of the American Revolution for Virginia. DAR Ancestor #: A119380

Hugh Walker (ca. 1740 - 27 Nov 1800), "Revolutionary soldier and printer of the state currency, is an elusive subject, but he went to Wilmington apparently from Virginia before the American Revolution. Printer Adam Boyd acquired Andrew Stewart's press there when is closed in 1767, and Boyd continued it until 1775. Walker possibly succeeded Boyd, as he was identified as the printer in Wilmington of North Carolina's 1779 issue of the bills of credit. There are no surviving Wilmington newspapers between 1775 and 1788, when one Bowen and Caleb Howard began publishing the Wilmington Centinel. Hugh Walker, however, enlisted in the North Carolina militia in the Wilmington District and served in Virginia. He also was among the taxables listed in New Hanover County in Apr 1780. the name does not appear in the Census of North Carolina in 1790, but he may have returned to Virginia, for the Census for Middlesex County in that state lists one of this name in a household of ten whites and twenty-six blacks. Walker was married first to Mary Thurston and afterwards to Mrs. Catherine (Montague) Morgan". http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/money/1779article.pdf

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Hugh Walker's Timeline

1740
November 27, 1740
Gloucester, Gloucester, VA, USA
1770
January 20, 1770
Age 29
Middlesex Co., Virginia
1774
1774
Age 33
Madison County, Virginia, USA
1775
1775
Age 34
1776
August 1, 1776
Age 35
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, VA, USA
1800
1800
Age 59
Madison County, VA
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