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Re: julia-perkey-hatmaker-walker-goins of tn
Posted by: Doris Noland Parton Date: August 15, 1999 at 07:37:35
In Reply to: julia-perkey-hatmaker-walker-goins of tn by i rutherford of 311

Somehow I believe that you might be connected to my family. My mother was born in 1932 at Luther, Hancock Co., TN. When she was about 2 or 2 1/2, she was placed in Holston Home for Children in Greeneville, TN. After 50 years, I found her birth family.

She was the dau of William (Willie) Walker and Katherine (Katie) Drinnon. Willie was son of Henry Jesse Walker and Elizabeth Purkey or Greene. (She may have been illegitimate. She was dau of Mary Greene and a Purkey.)

Henry was son of William Walker born ca 1830-35 and Ollie Brewer.

This William Walker was a son of John S. M. Walker. William was first married to an Elizabeth, surname not known. Then he was married to Ollie Brewer. Did your Julia live around the community of Luther or the First District of Hancock?

children by William Walker and Elizabeth
Martha born 1852-54
Melvina born 1855-56
Nancy born 1857-58 m William Bull Clay Co KY
Margarette born 1859-1860
Willilam born 1864-65
Lucy E. born 1867-68
George born 1871-72
John born 1873-74
Jefferson born 1875-76
Henry Jesse born ca 1880-82, possibly Feb 1881.

I had thought that the following might be William Walker with a third wife. 1900 Hancock Co TN
Walker, William head born Nov 1835 married 6 years. He born TN father born SC mother born TN
wife Nancy born May 1848. She has had 4 children, all 4 still living at that time. She and her parents born TN
in home is Myrtie Lane, a boarder (but prob a relative) born June 1891, 8 yrs. old. born TN

I don't know if this is my William or not, but I believe it is. He seems around the right families.

Also on 1900 Hancock Co Cenus
Greene, Hampton 69
Susan 45
Nellie dau in law 42
Jame R. gr son 11
Mat A gr son 8
William H. gr son 5
Minnie gr dau 2

next family
Walker, Henry born Feb 1881 19 He and parents born TN
Elizabeth wife born May 1877 23 no children yet born.

Do you see any connection?

Doris Noland Parton
2758 McGaha Hollow Rd.
Dandridge, TN 37725


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