Joseph Walker (-c1815) was born on an unknown date and died circa 1815 of unspecified causes. He married Jane Moore (-c1818) .


From: Addendum to "The Founders of Washington College, an address delivered by Hugh Blair Griggsby, LLD, Delivered 22 June, 1870, in Appendix added by "W. McL". In Washington and Lee Historical Papers (2) 1890.

Joseph Walker came with the first tide of immigration from Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania, to the Valley of Virignia, and settled near the present town of lexington. He was one of three granters of the land upon which Liberty Hall Academy was built, which was burned in 1803, and the pictureesque ruins of which can still be seen from the University. He afterwards removed to a large farm on Buffalo, incluinag what is now known as Buffalo Mills. He was for many years a Justice of the Peace, was High Sheriff of the county, and was a ruling elder in both Monmouth and Falling Spring churches. He was appointed by Hanover Presbytery in 1782 a trustee, and was one of the trustees named in the charter. He continued to serve until 1815, a period of more than 30 years, and he records of the Board attest his punctual attendance, and his fidelity to duty. He was a large man , of dark complexion, commanding in appearance, and rather taciturn. His wife was Jane Moore, the aunt of ary Moore, the "Captive of aAbb's Valley. " ewho lived with him after her return from captivity. His daughter married the Rev. Samuel Houston, referred to by Mr. Grigsby in his sketch of John Houston, and his grandson the Rev. Samuel R. Houston was for many years a member of the Board.



Offspring of Jane Moore and Joseph Walker (-c1815)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Peggy Walker ()
Jenny Walker ()
Polly Walker ()
Martha Walker ()

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • White, Emma Siggins, 1902. White 1902. Genealogy of the descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland, with records of a few allied families. Also war records and some fragmentary notes pertaining to the history of Virginia. 1600-1902
¢ Children
  • (Notes based on the Will) Jenny seems to have married a Mr Barclay. Polly seems to have married a Mr Bernard. Martha married John Donihoo. One daughter married Rev. Samuel Houston and had a daughter Maria Todd Houston. There was a daughter-in-law Peggy Walker, indicating that Jane and Joseph had had a son.
¶ Death
  • Year deduced from last reference in source and the fact that he was dead by 1818.


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