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  • ID: I447706
  • Name: Felix WALKER
  • RELA: 11th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 JUL 1753 in Hampshire Co., WV
  • Census: 1800 Page 150, Morgan, Rutherford Co., NC
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina BET 4 MAR 1817 AND 3 MAR 1823
  • Will: 13 NOV 1826
  • Death: 1828 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS
  • Note:
    WALKER, Felix, a Representative from North Carolina; born on the south branch of the Potomac River, in Hampshire County, Va. (now West Virginia), July 19, 1753; attended country school on the Congaree River, near Columbia, S.C., and in Burke County, N.C.; moved with his father to what became Lincoln County, N.C., and in 1768, to what became Rutherford County, N.C.; was employed as a merchant's clerk at Charleston, S.C., in 1769; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; in company with Daniel Boone and others formed the settlement of Boonsboro, Ky., in 1775; clerk of the court of Washington district (most of which is now in Tennessee) in 1775 and 1776 and of the county court of Washington County (now chiefly in Tennessee) in 1777 and 1778; fought in the Revolutionary and Indian wars; clerk of court of Rutherford County, N.C., 1779- 1787; member of the State house of commons in 1792, 1799-1802, and 1806; resumed agricultural pursuits and was also a trader and land speculator in Haywood County, N.C.; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1823); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; moved to Mississippi about 1824 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and trading; died in Clinton, Hinds County, Miss., in 1828; interment probably in a private cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John WALKER b: 15 JAN 1727/28 in New Castle Co., DE
    Mother: Elizabeth WATSON b: 1733 in Ireland

    Marriage 1 Susan ROBINSON b: 1762
    • Married: 8 JAN 1778

    Marriage 2 Isabella HENRY b: 1763 in York Co., SC
    • Married: 10 JAN 1780
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Stanhope WALKER b: SEP 1782
    2. Has No Children Elvira Watson WALKER b: 1784 in Rutherford Co., NC
    3. Has No Children Felix Hampton WALKER b: 1785 in Rutherford Co., NC
    4. Has Children Joseph Emanuel WALKER b: 1786 in Rutherford Co., NC
    5. Has No Children Jefferson WALKER b: 1788 in Rutherford Co., NC
    6. Has Children Isabella WALKER b: 24 OCT 1790
    7. Has No Children William Watson WALKER b: 15 SEP 1792 in Rutherford Co., NC
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