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Source: HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA., 1887, page-842-843

Walker Family

Among the early settlers of Path Valley, whose descendants are still 
residents there are the Walkers. Alexander Walker, with his 
family, came from the North of Ireland in 1737, and settled in Chester
County, Penn, remaining there until 1761, when they removed to Path 
Valley and settled on the land still owned by John D. Walker, Esq.,
including at that time, the farm of W. J. Park and lands of W. S. 
Harris. Alexander Walker had five sons: John, Robert, Samuel, 
James and David. In the summer of 1762, the indians began to be
troublesome. James while on his way home from the fort at Loudon, 
was taken prisoner by them. On the night of March 22, 1763, the
Indians burned their barn and shot their horses after they escapted 
from the burning building. In the barn when burned was a quantity of 
threshed wheat, and their descendants in the valley still have some 
of this burned and blackened wheat in their possession. During the
Revolution one of the sons, Samuel, served as a lieutenant in Capt.
Noah Abrams' company, and Robert was a private in the same company,
while the other boys served various terms of enlistment. Alexander,
the father of the family, died May 1, 1775, his wife Mary, having 
died the previous year. Of the sons, Samuel married Mary Noble, and
remained on the mansion farm. John married a Miss McGuire and David 
a Miss Eilliot. Both families moved to Huntington County, near Burnt
Cabins. James and Robert were not married. Robert died in 1788 and
James in 1788. The family of Samuel (the grandfather of the present 
families of Walkers living there) were Mary, who married to Robert 
Walker, a cousin, and moved to Indiana County, Penn; John who never
married; Alexander married to Mary Connell; Eleanor, married to Robert
Ramsey; Margaret, married to James McConnell; Samuel, married to 
Martha McConnell; and James, married to Ann Skinner. John D. Walker, 
Esq. (son of Samuel), now living on the mansion farm, was married to
Miss Emma Campbell of Illinois. Capt. John H. Walker, a son of James
Walker, carries on the tannery built by his father in Fannettsburg, 
in 1822. The decendants of Alexander Walker live in Foountain Green, 
Ill., while other branches of the family live in Indiana and Washington 
Counties, and in the Western States.

Submitted by Judy Vulgamott