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Re: Walker Family FW Texas
Posted by: Jean (ID *****3289) Date: June 26, 2009 at 06:03:19
In Reply to: Walker Family Fort worth texas by Joseph Lake of 1986

Mr. Lake,
I am a direct descendant of Erath County Walkers who have been traced to Orange County, Virginia Walkers of Thomas Walker (1710-1767).

There was a 1996 book published of this line. Contact me privately and I'll be more than happy to give you some hints for tracing.
I would also recommend you check the Texas General Land Office website for Abstract Survey information of land patents. Sometimes on registration papers you will find means to determine origins of people who have bought land in Tarrant County.
Check for Land Deeds under "Tarrant County Archives" to evaluate total number of acres owned by your Walker family, (Hiram, JC, Josiah, Joshua, Landon C?).
You should see a logo with the Alamo and Republic of Texas map drawn next to a draped Texas State Flag, western stage coach running and oil derrick as foreground symbols of the State's history and shown against a wood grain back-ground. Click on link to "Land Abstracts of Original Owners Surveys" Use your Edit/Find feature to give you the Walkers' original land owner's year of purchase and the Abstract Survey Number. Then verify County/Walker names and type in Abstract Survey #. After that you contact Austin and get copies of original documents filed to purchase that particular piece of land. Anything documents dated before 1845 when Texas became a State is good news! Anything dated after 1845 and before Civil War is a timeline point.

Dallas, TX

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