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Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: of Reading, MA
Death: circa 1677 (49-57)
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Wife of Deacon Samuel Walker, Sr.
Mother of Samuel Walker, Jr.; Deacon Joseph Walker; Hannah Walker; Hannah Thompson; Ensign Israel Walker and 1 other

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About First wife of Samuel Walker

Samuel Walker was born about 1616/7, based on his testimony that he was 44 in 1661 and 48 in 1664. [Ref, 1;127-1/2,2;6] He died on 6 Nov 1684 in Woburn. [Ref][Ref, p. 3] He had an unknown first wife. [Ref] He married second the widow Ann (Sheldon) Alger. [Ref]

Some have suggested that Samuel's second wife was Ann (Roberts) Alger, the daughter of Giles Roberts. [Ref, p. 4][Ref]

Samuel was on a 1655 list of taxpayers in Woburn. [Ref, p. 3] He petitioned the court to allow him to distill and sell liquor; his petition was signed by a large number of other residents of Woburn and was granted in Apr 1662. [Ref, p. 3] In making the petition he said that because of his wife's weakness he had bought a place near the meeting house and had spent £200 on the building and utensils. [Ref]

Samuel was a resident of Reading for some time and was admitted to the church there after 26 Mar 1650. [Ref, p. 4]

Children of Samuel Walker and his unknown first wife:

   Ens. Samuel Walker was born on 28 Jun 1643 in Reading. [Ref][Ref, p. 4] Deacon Samuel Walker died on 18 Jan 1703 in Woburn, age 61. [Ref][Ref, p. 4] He is buried in the First Burial Ground in Woburn: click here to see a photo of his gravestone on the website. He married first Sarah Reed on 10 Sep 1662 [Ref, p. 4] in Woburn. [Ref] Sarah was the daughter of William and Mabel Reed of Woborn. [Ref, p. 4] She died on 1 Nov 1681 [Ref, p. 4] in Woburn. [Ref] Samuel married second Abigail [Carter] Fowle on 18 Apr 1692 [Ref, p. 4] in Woburn. [Ref] Abigail, the daughter of Capt. John Carter and the widow of Lieut. James Fowle, married third Dea. Samuel Stone. [Ref, p. 4]
   Samuel was an ensign and a deacon. [Ref, p. 4]
   Samuel signed his will on 5 Jul 1699; it was proved on 15 Feb 1703. He mentioned his wife Abigail; his sons Timothy and Samuel; his son John's children Ruth and Edward; his son Samuel's children Sarah, Judith, Abigail, Samuel and Hannah; his daughter Sarah Johnson's children Edward, Sarah, Esther, Samuel, and Abigail. [Ref, p. 4]
   some descendants of Samuel Walker, including Rev. Timothy Walker, the countess of Rumford, the wife of telegraph inventor Samuel Morse and a president of Harvard University.
   Joseph Walker was born on 10 Mar 1645 in Reading. [Ref, p. 4, 10 Oct][Ref] He died in Jul 1729 in Billerica. [Ref, p. 5] He married Sarah Wyman on 15 Dec 1699 [Ref, p. 5] in Billerica. [Ref] Sarah, the daughter of Lieut. John and Sarah (Nutt) Wyman of Woburn, died on 26 Jan 1728/9. [Ref, p. 5]
   some descendants of Joseph Walker
   Hannah Walker was born on 15 Dec 1647 in Reading. [Ref __ 15, 1647, town record, and 11 Apr 1647 court record][Ref, p. 4] She died on 28 Apr 1648. [Ref, p. 4, says 18 Apr] in Reading. [Ref]
   Hannah Walker (twin) was born on 28 Jun 1648 in Reading. [Ref][Ref, p. 4] She died on 4 Feb 1685/6 in Woburn. [Ref, p. 4] She married James Thompson on 27 Jan 1674 [Ref, p. 4] in Woburn. [Ref] James was the son of Simon and Mary (Converse) Thompson. [Ref] He was born on 20 Mar 1649 in Woburn. [Ref] He died on 4 Sep 1693, age 44, [Ref, p. 5] in Woburn. [Ref]
   Hannah is the great-great-great-great-greatgrandmother of President Calvin Coolidge. Click here to see his descent from her.
   Ens. Israel Walker (twin) was born on 28 Jun 1648 in Reading. [Ref][Ref, p. 4] He died on 20 Apr 1719 in Woburn. [Ref][Ref, p. 5][Ref] He married first Susanna Baldwin. [Ref, p. 5] She died on 7 Mar 1694 [Ref, p. 5] in Woburn. [Ref] Israel married second Hannah [Leffingwell] Flagg on 10 Dec 1696 in Woburn. [Ref][Ref] Hannah, the daughter of Michael and Isabel Leffingwell and widow of Lieut. Gershom Flagg, was born on 6 Jan 1645/6 in Woburn and died on 15 Apr 1668 in Woburn. [Ref]
   Israel signed his will on 13 Jan 1718/9; it was proved on 29 May 1719. [Ref, p. 5] He mentioned his wife Hannah; sons Henry, Nathaniel, Israel and Edward; sons-in-law Ebenezer Locke and Isaac Kimball; the children of his daughter Phebe Reed; his daughter Kendall's three children, namely, Isaac, Hannah and the youngest; his grandson Ebenezer Locke. [Ref, p. 5]
   some descendants of Israel Walker
   John Walker was born on 14 Feb 1650 in Reading. [Ref says 1649][Ref, p. 4] He died on 3 Jan 1723/4 in Woburn. [Ref] He married first Mary Pierce on 14 Oct 1672. [Ref] She died on 8 Nov 1695. [Ref, p. 4] He married second Bethia Simonds on 13 Aug 1696 [Ref] in Woburn. [Ref]
   some descendants of John Walker
   Benjamin Walker was born on 4 Jun 1651 in Reading. [Ref][Ref, p. 4] He died on 26 Apr 1653 [Ref, p. 4] in Reading. [Ref] The town records have a Benjamin born on 4 Jun 1651 and a Benjamin who was born and died on 26 Apr 1653. So, it is possible that there were two Benjamins who died young.

Children of Samuel Walker and Ann Sheldon:

   Isaac Walker was born on 1 Nov 1677 in Woburn. He married Margery Bruce.
   Ezekiel Walker was born on 5 Mar 1679 in Woburn. He died in Dec 1723 in Boston. [Ref] He married Ruth Cook on 7 Aug 1701. [Ref] Ruth, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Cook of Boston died in Sep or Oct 1743. [Ref] Ezekiel was a cordwainer. [Ref, p. 4]
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First wife of Samuel Walker's Timeline

of Reading, MA
June 28, 1643
Age 19
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
October 10, 1645
Age 21
Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 15, 1647
Age 23
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
June 28, 1648
Age 24
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
June 28, 1648
Age 24
Reading, Middlesex, MA
February 14, 1650
Age 26
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (present USA)
Age 53
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts