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Subject: George Walker of Maryland, born 1758

Jackson Day
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Date Posted: 07:16:31 05/10/03 Sat

Looking for additional information on ancestors and descendants of George Walker, born Prince Georges County, Maryland October 17, 1758 of Francis [G1712]according to records of St. John's Church. The church is located at Broad Creek, south of Washington, D.C., between Washington and Fort Washington. The parish served a large area, and little inference can be made of where his family was living when George was born. Revolutionary Service. On February 4th, 1777, at the age of 17 and a half, George Walker enlisted as a matrosse (gunner's helper) for three years. He was in Company #6, whose officers were John Drawbridge, Captain and Michael McNemona, First Lieutenant, as it stood at Valley Forge June 4, 1778. Roby Day wrote that George was in two engagements; one the battle of Germantown, the other not recalled...", possibly Brandywine. On 15 July 1780 a "George Walker is included on the muster list...as returned by Col. Archibald Orme of the Montgomery County Middle Battalion...[and] is listed as being a member of the '6th Company, Class No. 6' of the above Battalion. Marriage. After December 9, 1780 , at the age of 21, he married Ann Martha Bryan Gray and moved to Mountain View (Purdum) where he resided until his death. "What is now the Smith farm was the older Walker homestead and on this farm he and his wife are buried." George Walker's religious conversion, and other details of his life, were provided in a lengthy obituary which appeared in The Methodist Magazine in June, 1827. George Walker left a will (1826 - 3-20-1827; Montg. Co. Wills O:3, page 318) in which he named his wife Ann Martha and left everything to her; will also mentions daughter Mary. George and Ann Martha Walker had seven children. Listed in Census of 1790 as living with 1 male under 16, 4 females and 1 slave in Montgomery County in Census of 1790. The Census of 1800 for District 1, Montgomery County, lists, in addition to the parents, a male and female in each of the age ranges 16-26, 10-16 and 0-10. Excluded from the census list would be Elizabeth, married two years before. In 1790 he was recorded living with 1 male 1790-1800, 1 male 1784-1790, 1 male 1774-1784, 1 male 1755-1774; 1 female 1790-1800, 1 female 1784-1790, 1 female 1774-1784, 1 female 1755-1774; No slaves. Possibly same George Walker, b. G1760. District (1) in 1800. Age 26-45 (b. 1755-1774). With Female 26-45.(b. 1755-1774) m. not later than 1783, therefore he was born not later than 1763. (Census of 1800) Same George Walker, b. G1760 (before 1765), aged over 45 with wife over 45; [and recorded adjacent to William S. Beall] with 1 male and 1 female 16-25, and 1 male and 1 female 10-16 and no slaves on p. 318, Census of 1810, Montgomery Co (Russell/Census 1810)
1. Elizabeth Ellen , 1780, m. William Simpson Beall. (+)
2. Mary, b. G1782 (+)
3. John, b G1784 (+)
4. Ann, b. G1786 (+)
5. George Bryan, born about 1792. m. Margaret "Peggy" Boyer (+)
6. Lydia, b. G1794 (+)
7. Nathan, born Oct 20, 1795 (+).
Probably same George Walker, b. G1760 before 1774, living with 1 male under 16, 4 females and 1 slave in Montgomery County in 1790.
1. female = Elizabeth Ellen, b. 1780
2. female = Mary, b. G1782
3. male under 16, b. 1774-1790 = John, b. G1784
4. female = Ann, b. G1786
5. female = unknown, b. before 1790

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