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Samuel Walker

Birthplace: Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Vancouver, Clark, WA, USA
Place of Burial: Washington, Oregon, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jemimah Walker (Arthur)
Father of Robert Walker

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About Samuel Walker Samuel, Jemima and family joined the Nathaniel FORD wagon train in May of 1844 and traveled the Oregon Trail. He secured 640.08 acres of land in the Oregon Donation Land Claims (Certificate #27) in Marion County, Oregon Territory. That land presently houses part of the Oregon State Fairgrounds and is located just west of the I-5 Freeway at Salem, Oregon. At the age of 24 Samuel Walker was in Council Bluffs, IA. A year later he married in Independence, MO and five children were born to him and his wife Jemima while living there In 1844 they left Independence with the Nathaniel Ford wagon train for Oregon Territory. A few weeks later they joined the Cornelius Gilliam wagon train.

For better organization they traveled in a "mess" of approx. 20 able-bodied men with their families. According to the journals of mountain man James CLYMAN, Samuel and his family were with Clyman in the Joel CRISSMAN "mess". When choosing a leading for the "mess" Clyman wrote that he received 5 votes, Samuel Walker 5 votes, Robert Walker 3 votes, Joel Crissman 8 votes.

In 1846 when the Provisional government allowed filing for the land offered to settlers in Oregon Territory, Samuel had Claim #27, filed in Marion County. In 1847 records show his claim was "settled". Since this was a provisional government the claim had to be re-filed in when a regular government was established in the territory. So Samuel filed again in 1853 and in 1858 received a "Land Patent". That land today is in the city limits of Salem, Oregon and the larger part of the state fairgrounds is on it.

Children of Samuel and Jemima:

Robert b:1825 Council Bluffs, IA James b:1833 Independence, MO John b: 1839 Independence, MO Samuel, Jr. b: Betsy b:

U.S. Army Register of Enlistments (enlisted June 9, 1813, age 18):

U.S. Army Register of Enlistments (age 23):

U.S. Army Register of Enlistments (age 32):

1870 Census (living with son, James):

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Samuel Walker's Timeline

August 17, 1801
Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States
March 2, 1825
Age 23
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
July 20, 1870
Age 68
Vancouver, Clark, WA, USA
Washington, Oregon, United States