|Posted By:||David Walker|
|Subject:||Re: Walker Family of Orange County NC|
|Post Date:||January 07, 2006 at 03:18:28|
|Forum:||Orange County, NC Genealogy Forum|
My oldest know ancestor was Phillip Walker, Sr. who was born about 1736 and died in Orange County, NC in 1826 leaving a will naming his children but not his wife who had apparently preceded him in death.
The evidence strongly suggests that Phillip Walker, Sr. was the brother of the John Walker, Sr., who married Nancy Ashford. A descendant of John wrote "John and his brother Phillip came to America from Ireland before the Revolutionary War. They settled in Maryland, then on to Pennsylvania and finally to Orange County North Carolina."
The above account was found in a family Bible in Haywood County TN, and was written by John descendent who moved to TN when he was 14 years. The account was written for his children in abount 1900.
Phillip, Sr. and John lived in the same general area, along Jordan Creek in Orange County, however after the counties were divided John lived in Caswell County and Phillip, Sr. lived in Alamance County, NC