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Abigail EDGAR WALKER (Family Tree Database)

(abt 1785 – abt 1878)

If Abigail was born in Chester District, SOUTH CAROLINA, she relocated before 1805, because Abigail married Philip

WALKER  Jr. (abt 1760, SOUTH CAROLINA  - 25 Jun 1826, Davidson Co, TENNESSEE) on 13 Feb 1805 in Davidson Co,

TENNESSEE [Family Tree DBase, Wikipedia].

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Transcript

Name: Philip Walker

Spouse: Abagail Eager

Marriage Date: 13 Feb 1805

Marriage County: Davidson

Marriage State: Tennessee

Source Information: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA:

Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.

Philip and Abigail had three children who lived to adulthood, Samuel (born about 1811, TENNESSEE), James (born about

1816, TENNESSEE), and Thomas Ebenezer (born about 1819, Nashville, Davidson Co, TENNESSEE ). There is one

researcher who indicates there was a fourth son, Philip, but this research is not sourced and, to date, has not been confirmed.

In addition, the 1830 and 1840 Censuses (below) indicate there were more than just Abigail and her three sons living in her


Philip died at the age of sixty six (66) on 25 June 1826 in Davidson Co, TENNESSEE.

In the 1830 Davidson Co, TENNESSEE Census, Abigail is recorded as the head of a household of seven (7) whites and two

(2)slaves;  Abigail and sons Samuel, James and Thomas lived with one male between five and ten years old, one male

between fifteen and twenty years old, and one female between ten to fifteen years old, who have yet to be identified. In

addition, Abigail's family were enumerated on the same census page as three other WALKER kin families.  This census is also

significant in its record of slaves owned by Abigail's WALKER household; Abigail's father and siblings, who were closely

associated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church in PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, and TENNESSEE, had a long and

adamant history of anti-slavery sentiments and activities.

In the 1840 Davidson Co, TENNESSEE Census, Abigail was the head of a household of nine (9) whites and two (2) slaves.

There were five, unidentified, white people living with Abigail and her three sons. And again, there were two slaves in the

household, and there were several kin WALKER households enumerated around Abigail's home.

In the 1850 Census for Davidson Co, TENNESSEE, Abigail is again the head of her household, living with her two of her grown

children, Samuel and James, and a nephew, Arthur EDGAR, who was one of the children of her younger brother, James.

Abigail lived with her son Samuel during the 1860 and 1870 Davidson Co, TENNESSEE Census, but son James lived alone

"next door," and they were surrounded by WALKER kin.

It is assumed Abigail died between the 1870 and 1880 Davidson Co, TENNESSEE Censuses.

According to the 1880 Davidson Co, TENNESSEE Census, Samuel was 68, single and lived alone. To date, there is no data

that Samual married or fathered children.

According to the 1860 and 1870 Davidson Co, TENNESSEE Census, James was also single and lived alone. However in the

1880 Davidson Co, TENNESSEE Census, James is still living alone but recorded as a widower. To date, there is no data that

James fathered children.

Thomas and his wife Nancy Jane WALTERS filled Davidson County TENNESSEE with WALKERS.

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