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Abigail EDGAR WALKER (Family Tree Database)
(abt 1785 – abt 1878)
WALKER Jr. (abt 1760, SOUTH CAROLINA - 25 Jun 1826, Davidson Co, TENNESSEE) on 13 Feb 1805 in Davidson Co,
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Ancestry.com Transcript
Name: Philip Walker
Spouse: Abagail Eager
Marriage Date: 13 Feb 1805
Marriage County: Davidson
Marriage State: Tennessee
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:
Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA:
Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
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.
"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.