We here in northeast Tarrant County have a Civil War veterans monument in place, and are posting biographies and photographs of the men at our Genweb site. If you can add to the following biographical sketch, or could share any photos you might have of this veteran, his wife, or his home, we’d be happy to have them. Thanks for taking the time to read our query. Mike Patterson, Colleyville, Texas.
Walker McCulloch was a Confederate soldier who enlisted at Grapevine. He spent the rest of his life in this community.
Walker was born November 1, 1832 in Missouri. By the time of the Civil War he had settled in northeast Tarrant County.
McCulloch served the Confederacy as a sergeant in Co. A, 34th Texas Cavalry. His military records are very sparse. He enlisted for a term of twelve months on January 15, 1862 at Grapevine under Matthew W. Deavenport. On February 22, 1864, he entered the hospital near Alexander, Louisiana. No further military records have been found.
Walker and his family appear in the 1870 census of Tarrant County, Texas in Precinct 2. Judging from the names of their nearest neighbors, they appear to be in the Grapevine/Southlake area. Walker is shown as a thirty-eight-year-old native of Missouri. His wife, E. A. McCulloch, was born about 1843 in Missouri. They have four children with them: B. W. (a boy, born about 1862); I. or J. or L. (a girl, born about 1867); N. A. (a girl, born about 1868); and C. A. (a girl, born about the end of 1869 or the beginning of 1870).
Family sources report another child, Mirth E. McCulloch (1878-1966), who married William Treece and died in Oklahoma. Those sources also report that McCulloch was married to Kezia Pamela West (1849-1926). It is interesting to note that when the 1870 census was taken, Walker’s next-door neighbors were James and Elizabeth West, but Kezia was not with the family. She may have already been married to someone else, and may have been a widow when she married Walker. The wife living with Walker in 1870 is obviously not Kezia.
Walker served for a time as church clerk of Lonesome Dove Baptist Church. He died September 21, 1878, and was buried in Lonesome Dove Cemetery. He was married to He had at least one child, Mirth E. McCulloch, 1878-1966, who married William Treece. After McCulloch’s death, his widow was remarried to Jesse Wilks Mead Berry in Tarrant County in 1885.
Kezia (West) McCulloch Berry’s death certificate says she was born in Illinois on November 10, 1849. She was a daughter of James J. West and Elizabeth Martin. She died February 12, 1926 and was buried in Lonesome Dove Cemetery.
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