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John Walker appears for a brief period (c. 1786 to 1796) living on Meadow Creek, in southern Greene Co, TN. We have no information about where he lived prior to this, though it is suspected that he came to the area from Virginia. He is commonly identified as "Meadow Creek John Walker" or MCJW, to distinguish him from numerous other John Walkers in NW NC, SW VA, and NE TN.
The parents of MCJW are unknown
See also Edwards and Frizell 1973(?), The connection in East Tennessee
JOHN WALKER'S WILL--FEB. 18, 1796
In the name of God Amen. I JOHN WALKER SENR. of Green County and State of Tenn. being disordered in body but not in mind do make my last will and testament, item, my beloved wife MARY WALKER should have the negro wench and her child Phebe, one horse, jack, saddle and bridle and one bed and furniture and what she thinks she needs. And likewise it is my will that whoever of my childrens hands the young wench Phebe shall fall into, that she should be free at twenty five years of age and to keep her and pay her for her work and not to let her run through the country.
Item, it is my will that my sons JOHN, THOMAS, ANDERSON and DANIEL WALKER and MICHAL BLEW, my son in law, should have equal part of all my movables.
Item, it is my will that my negro man Charles should choose which of my sons he will have for his master and whatever he is appraised to, for his master to pay all the rest their part of praisement. Land divded between my sons ANDERSON and DANIEL WALKER.
My son DANIEL WALKER and CHARLES KILGORE should be my executors of this my last will and Testament. I revoke and disclaim and disannul all other wills. This is my last will. To witness where of I have hereto set my hand and seal this Eighteenth Day of February 1796. John Walker (his mark)
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of JAMES BROWN SENR. Jurat, JOHN WALKER Jurat JOSEPH WALKER Jurat.