John R. Walker (1804 - 1853)

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Birthplace: New York, New York, NY, USA
Death: Died
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About John R. Walker

John R Walker born 13 May 1804 in New York City, New York, married 1 March 1825 to Susannah Ennis in Randolph County, Indiana. It appears Susannah dies before 1850 and that John dies after 1850.

Children: Ellen C Walker born 1829, married David W Thomas about 1844, died 1867-70, and had ten children: Emily J Thomas 1846, Sarah L Thomas 1848, George W Thomas 1850, William A Thomas 1853, Charles P Thomas 1855, Henry W Thomas 1857, David E Thomas 1859, Lirac Thomas 1862, Wesley Thomas 1865, and Helen Thomas 1867. Levi H Walker born 1832 in Indiana, married Mary born October 1835, died before 1900 possibly in Salinas, San Luis Obispo, California, and had four children: George T Walker October 1858, William F Walker 1863, Susan Eva Walker 1867, and Horace A Walker January 1874. Mary A Walker born 1834 in Missouri, Thaddeus Walker born 1838 in Missouri found on 1881 Canada Census Toronto, Peel, Ontario age 42 minister, with wife Mary S 37 from England and five children Emma F Lee 9, Mary G Lee 7, Frank W Lee 5, Henry P Lee 3, Herbert O Lee 0, Annie C Brown 30 from England. James H Walker born 1841 in Illinois , married Susa C about 1868 and had one son Francis G Walker born 1870, lived in East Cape Girardeau, Alexander, Illinois in 1880.

1830 Census Randolph County, Indiana John Walker 30001-10001, next door to James Ennis, his wife’s brother. 1831 baptized by Zebedee Coltrin, Randolph County, Indiana. 30 October 1838-Survivor of Haun’s Mill, Caldwell County, Missouri. “Inside the shop John Walker was hit with a ball in his right arm. Unable to reload he and another defender took out for the field. They ran down the bank of the creek. On the way up on the other side, his companion was hit. Walker hid under some lumber standing along side the creek bank.” nortonfamily.net (The Indiana Saints at the Haun’s Mill Massacre)

13 Jan 1840 Redress Petitions Alton, Madison County, Illinois:

“I the undersigned do by these presents represent To You my losses and Sufferings in the State of Missouri in the Year 1838. &c by the Hands of a mob who pillaged and destroyed my Goods &C in Jackson and Caldwell Countys and Which Losses I Certify To be no Less than Five Hundred Dollars further that I suffered many injuries from this mob By Breaking in my windows By Thrusting Long Poles Through at My family and Driving them from their Habitation.” signed John R. Walker Pg. 550

James Rollins Autobiography, BYU, p.10 - p.11 "While riding on my journey that day, I met a boy at Wood River Bridge, one mile from Alton, I quickly inquired of him, if my wife was in Alton. He said, "Yes, she is very bad at her brother's John Walker's. If you want to see her alive, hurry." The same words that was said to me when I lay asleep on the log. I surely did hurry my jaded horse and landed on the doorstep of John Walker's house. There I found my warning true in every sense as the doctor and women were just putting my wife in bed as I arrived. She was expected to die for days. Previous to this in a few days after my return she began to recover, when she was well enough, I rented a house and my family and Wm. Walker's family moved together into the house which I had rented. Soon after this, Adam Lightner, my brother-in-law and wife returned from Louisville, Kentucky and then they lived in the same house, also, it being a very large house. We all remained there during the summer season. I then moved to Clifftony miles above Alton where we found a house empty, large enough for 3 or 4 families to live in. We here decided to build a large flat boat for carrying wood to Alton and St. Lewis, this boat we constructed during the winter. Previous to this we hired a smaller boat and loaded it with sugar, maple for the Alton mill. As we arrived with the boat near the mill we endeavored to land the boat and fasten it to the shore, the boat in turning dipped water. I took the rope and swam to the shore, fastened it. In coming around she filled with water and sunk. The wood above the gunels of the boat was taken off by the current and floated down the river. We succeeded in raising the boat and emptied it of its contents that remained and we took the boat and tied it that night to the place where we had loaded it in the morning. "

1840 Census Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois John R Walker 112001-011001. 28th Quorum Seventies 1845 Nauvoo. Endowed 6 Feb 1846 Nauvoo temple (no wife mentioned). 1850 Census Irish Hollow Precinct, Jo Daviess County, Illinois David W Thomas 29, Ellen Thomas 21, Emily J Thomas 5, Sarah L Thomas 2, George W Thomas 11/12, John Walker 45 farmer, (no wife mentioned), Levi Walker 18, Mary A Walker 16, Thaddeus Walker 13, James H Walker 9.

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John R. Walker's Timeline

1804
May 13, 1804
New York, New York, NY, USA
1825
March 1, 1825
Age 20
Randolph, Indiana, United States
1827
August 15, 1827
Age 23
Indiana, United States
1829
1829
Age 24
1832
1832
Age 27
IN, USA
1834
1834
Age 29
MO, USA
1838
1838
Age 33
1841
1841
Age 36
IL, USA
1853
July 1, 1853
Age 49