Edward B. Walker (1756-1838)

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  • ID: I00819
  • Name: Mary Ann Campbell 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 28 MAR 1829 in Claiborne County, Tennessee 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Death: 13 FEB 1908 in (prob) Bear Creek, Claiborne County, Tennessee 2 7
  • Burial: Gose Cemetery, Bear Creek Road, New Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee 2 7
  • Event: Tombstone Photo On file
  • Event: Death Certificate Not found in TSLA
  • Note:

    A letter from Minerva Jane Walker to Laura (Walker) Wood, undated and unsigned, but clearly 1929, [AWB, 1929, p.54], indicates that Mary Ann was the sister of Ike Campbell's father, a person and relationship currently not known.

    According to Old Time Tazewell [p. 190], Mary Ann apparently lived with John and Manila (Walker) Gose, at least at the time of the writing of the book.

    Father: Barnett Campbell b: ABT 1797 in Claiborne County, Tennessee
    Mother: Mary Brooks b: AFT 1800

    Marriage 1 James D. Walker b: 11 MAR 1827 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, now/Hancock County, Tennessee
    • Married: ABT 2 JUL 1849 in Claiborne County, Tennessee 9 10 11 12 1
    • Note:

      License is noted as "No Return"; the marriage date was (prob) near the license date.
    1. Has Children Lucy Jane Walker b: 10 MAR 1850 in (prob) Claiborne County, Tennessee
    2. Has Children Clementine Walker b: 30 DEC 1852 in Claiborne County, Tennessee
    3. Has Children Ewing Walker b: ABT 1855 in (prob) Claiborne County, Tennessee
    4. Has Children Manila A. Walker b: 1 MAR 1857 in (prob) Claiborne County, Tennessee

    1. Title: Old Time Tazewell
      Author: Hansard, Mary A.
      Publication: Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, Inc., 1979
      Note: Written in the 1890s, this book contains sketches of a number of families based on the memories of the author. Her memory is usually quite good. The book is widely available in a number of libraries and for purchase. The dates of the various articles appear to vary, but since the author died in 1899, 1899 can easily be used as a date before which someone died if listed in the book as having died. RAW has a copy.
      Note: Library of Congress
      Media: Book
      Page: 189
      Text: states that James married Mary Ann Campbell, a daughter of Barnie Campbell of Cedar Fork; Cedar Fork was likely in Claiborne County, Tennessee
    2. Title: Cemeteries of Claiborne County, Tennessee
      Author: Johnson, Paul
      Publication: Tazewell, Tennessee: privately published, 1982
      Note: Vital statistics gleaned from tombstones in Claiborne County; a very good list but incomplete. Address of author: Route 4, Box 183, Tazewell 37879.
      Note: Subject to transcription errors and missed tombstones
      Note: Library of Congress
      Media: Book
      Page: 91
      Text: Shows James D. Walker 3/11/1827-1/12/1864 and Mary Ann Walker, 3/28/1829-2/13/1908.
    3. Title: United States Census - 1850
      Note: The 1850 Census is the first to record all members of a household, although family relationships are not explicitly indicated; important other information, such as birthplace is also recorded. Like the earlier enumerations, ages and household composition was supposed to be as of 1 June 1850, and enumerators were much better trained than with earlier censuses. However, actual enumeration occurred many months after that date, and errors do occur. In addition, as with other censuses of the era, the enumerator may have gotten information from neighbors instead of an actual household member. Slave schedules were separate. The entire 1850 Census is essentially extant.
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Text: date consistent with census; see James D. Walker's notes
    4. Title: Death Certificate: Clementine (Walker) Burch
      Publication: Claiborne County, 1928, #31390
      Note: Informant was her daughter, Effie Flack.
      Media: Official Document
      Text: daughter Clementine's death certificate indicates that she was born in Claiborne County
    5. Title: United States Census - 1870
      Note: The 1870 Census was similar to those in 1850 and 1860 although it is the first to include full information about those who had been in slavery. Some additional personal information was also recorded, and, for the first time, enumerators had written instructions, leading to a much greater degree of accuracy, although, as with all early censuses, errors are possible for numerous reasons. The enumeration date was 1 June 1870, and essentially the entire 1870 Census is extant.
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, page 309
      Text: age 41 correct, born in Tennessee
    6. Title: United States Census - 1900
      Note: The 1900 Census added a great deal of information, such as the exact month and year of birth, years married, and a number of other elements. The enumeration date was 1 June 1900.
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 10, SD 250, ED 10, pages 145a, dwelling & family 66
      Text: born March 1829 in Tennessee
    7. Title: Tombstone Photographs: Gose Cemetery, Bear Creek Road, New Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee
      Author: Walker, Phillip Andrew
      Note: Taken 31 August 2005 at Gose Cemetery on Bear Creek in Claiborne County, Tennessee. The cemetery had been cleaned by the cemetery association within the past year but was seriously overgrown when these pictures were taken.
      Media: Photograph
      Text: "Mary Ann/Walker/born/Mar. 28, 1829,/died/Feb. 13, 1908."
    8. Title: United States Census - 1880
      Note: The 1880 Census was the first to specifically ask for the relationships of each household member to the head of household and also included birthplaces of mother and father as well as other additional information. The likely errors of earlier censuses also applied in 1880. The enumeration date was 1 June 1880.
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 10, SD 1, ED 109, page 209, dwelling 49, family 50:
      Text: age 50, born in Tennessee
    9. Title: Claiborne County Tennessee Marriages, 1838-1868
      Author: Sistler, Byron and Barbara
      Publication: Nashville: Byron Sistler and Associates, 1983
      Note: This publication has been issued in at least two different forms, with one apparently dated about 1983 and another containing a note dated 1989; page numbers vary between the versions, but both versions contain separate listings by bride and by groom in alphabetical order, so confirmation should be relatively easy. In some cases, in this record, page numbers are shown as "#/#", indicating that the same entry was found in the apparent 1983 version and the 1989 versions with different page numbers. The Sistlers indicate that the records prior to the end of 1850 were taken from a Works Progress Administration transcription, and not the original record. At this writing in 2003, the original records are available from the Claiborne County Clerk, and all are available on microfilm. In cases where the clerk is not also sited as a source in this record, serious researchers should consult the microfilm or order the records from the clerk when such records are not cited as sources here. A single date indicates the issuance of the license; a date in parentheses indicates the date that the marriage was performed if recorded in the register. The lack of a second date indicates either that the marriage did not take place or that the license was never returned to the court house; in most cases, the latter seems to be true. Also, the Sistlers sometimes specifically indicate "(no return)" in some cases and thus are inconsistent; original records should always be consulted to firm up such dates.
      Note: Subject to transcription errors and missed records
      Note: McClung Library, Knoxville, Tennessee
      Media: Book
      Page: 99/15
      Text: "Walker, James to Mary Ann Campbell 7-2-1849/Walker, James to Mary Ann Campbell 7-20-1849", "Walker, James to Mary Ann Campbell 7-20-1849"
    10. Title: Marriages of Claiborne and Campbell Counties, Tennessee
      Author: Whitley, Edythe Rucker
      Publication: Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983
      Note: Very well-done list of marriages and probably available in a number of libraries. Not at the Library of Congress.
      Note: Subject to transcription errors
      Note: McClung Library, Knoxville, Tennessee
      Media: Book
      Page: 38
      Text: "James Walker to Mary Ann Campbell, July 20, 1849. No return."
    11. Title: Claiborne County, Tennessee, Marriage Register
      Note: Certified copies of various pages of the marriage register are cited with details in the footnotes.
      Note: Excellent
      Note: Claiborne County Clerk
      Media: Official Document
      Text: "Marriage License Isd the 2d July 1849- /to James Walker for his intermarriage with/Mary Ann Campbell". No entry for the return side. Other transcribers have said that the record reads "20 July", and apparently the Works Progress Administration transcribers entered this entry as two different ones for the second and the 20th. However, the "o" or "D" is raised well above the "2". In addition, while this clerk periodically would drop the "of" in "20th of July", he or she appears to always use "th" with numerals. Finally, and perhaps most telling, the next entry is on the 18th of July when the book is generally in chronological order. There is only one entry within the original register despite the WPA transcription problem.
    12. Title: Record of descendants of Edward Walker, Revolutionary soldier of North Carolina and Tennessee
      Author: Burns, Annie Walker
      Publication: Frankfort, Kentucky: published privately, 1929
      Note: Transcriptions of family letters and other documents. The book is divided into two sections and pagination restarts; all references here are to the second section. Mrs. Burns collected information specifically to join historical societies and did not compile a more traditional family history book. Still, there are many letters from family members living at that time that provide valuable information. However, the letters are not even chronologically shown, and some of them clearly reflect information learned during the exchange of letters instead of knowledge held previously. Very careful analysis and detailed prior knowledge of the family relationships is necessary to extract appropriate evidence. For instance, one must carefully separate family tradition from personal knowledge of people they would have known well. A careful reading of the letters and attention to timelines does tend to indicate who knew who and who would have most definitely been in a position to know exact family relationships, especially among living people. Some evidence is extremely invaluable. For instance, although other evidence exists, the letters from Mary (Walker) Lewis, combined with those who knew her personally and her family relationship, provide one of the clearest indicators connecting Edward Sr.'s sons Edward and Joseph together as brothers. Likewise, the letters from Elisabeth (Walker) Click and Melbourn Green Walker and the clear evidence of who knew them and their relationships to the family tie Jacob, Henry, John Gilmore, and the other sons and daughters of Edward, Jr., together quite well with strong evidence. Not all evidence is as strong. In short, the book contains valuable source material, but very close scrutiny is required to determine which portions of it constitute source material.
      Note: Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Book
      Page: 54
      Text: letter from Minerva Jane Walker to Laura (Walker) Wood, undated and unsigned, but clearly 1929, indicates that James married Mary Ann Campbell, "Ike Campbell's father's sister"; see Minerva's notes for details

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