Ancestors of John Walker


2. Simeon Walker

Vermont Vital Records (GS Ser No 6593 Pt 263)
BIRTH: He was born about 1754. DEATH: He died after 7 Sep 1842.
1783 Simeon bought 100 acres of land in Peacham in 1783.
1790 census of Peacham, Orange Co., Vt. Simeon Walker Males 1, 3 females 3
1800 Census of Peacham, Vt. Simeon Walker Males: 1,2,1,1,- Females 2,1,-,1,-,-. p. 49
Correspondence from Vermont Historical Society: 6 Oct 1971: ...In regards to Simeon Walker, he is not listed in our graves registration or in the Vermont Revolutionary Rolls. However, there is a reference to him in People of Peacham, which states his baptism in Woodbury, Conn as Jan 11, 1756, but gives no record of his death.
Walker, Simeon Ct. bpt Woodbury, Ct. 1756; r. Woodbury Ct., Capt Hinman's Co. 1775; r. Peacham 1832, 1840; bur Peacham, m. Mary 1(S23993); 26, p. 63, CL-05 p. 77, P-3A p. 299.
Soldiers and Sailors and Patriots of the Revolutionary War - Vermont p. 540
He recieved an injury in the service. His injury was to his thigh from the
wind of a canon ball which produced a lameness that followed him as long as he lived.
Vermont Pension roll of Rev. War Soldiers P. 68, 974.3M23V
Was a soldier in the Revoltionary war, and served in Fort Ticonderoga and
in the battle of White Plains and at the Burning of Norwalk, Conn.
He was one of the first settlers of Peacham, Vt., where they had to stand guard to prevent being kidnapped by tories after the tories were subdued. By clearing the timber he made a farm.
MILITARY SERVICE: Simeon was 78 years old when he was on the pension roll in
1830: Census he and Mary are enumerated with their son Abel
1840: Simeon is listed living with his son Abel according to the ages in that household
1840 Census of Veterans p. 63 lists Caledonia co. Peacham Township, Simeon Walker age 84 living with Abel Walker
1842: In 1842 Simeon makes a court appearance before the Justice of the Peace and gives him the power to act for him on his pension. The date of this is 7 Sep. On the 8th of September Joseph C. Fuller, attorney, acknowledges his affidavit. We do know that Simeon is alive on the 8th of September 1842, but that is the last payment he received on his pension. Therefore he must have died between Sep 8, 1842, and December when the next quarterly pension would be paid and he was not on it.
General history of John Walker (1858) in poss of Rodney W. Walker 721 Hawthorne Ave. Salt Lake City, Utah
Family group sheet submitted by John Walker Family Organization
First Congregational Church in Woodbury, Conn (GS #2206)
Peacham Town Records, P. 67-68, 254,272, 286, (GS Ser 6902)
Peacham, Story of A Vermont Hill Town, Ernest L. Bogard (1948) P. 64 974.33/PL H2B
Note: Some list a child by the name of Abigail with him. She is not their child.

ORDINANCES:Arizona Temple Record Book 80, Sealings of Children to parents (GS
Ser No 23069 Pt. 14)(No. 3559, 3587 Thru 3596

3. Mary Miner

DEATH: Died 20 Dec 1834 age 74 - Letter from State of Vermont, Public Records Division dated 15 Sep 1971 to Eldon Walker reads: Death of Mary Walker Wife of Simeon Walker in Peacham, Vt.

Temple Index Bureau: Salt Lake No. 8886 book 3-O page 318. Miner, Mary b. 26 Mar 1761 of Woodbury, Litchfield, Conn., died 20 Dec 1834 Father: Reuben Miner Mother: Beulah Root md to Simeon Walker, Instance of John Walker (d) son baptized 9 Apr 1923, endowment 20 Apr 1928. Also: Manti No. 14768 Book G-2 page 551. Bap 17 May 1761 at Woodbury, Conn, Heir: Moroni Miner re., baptized 6 Feb 1889, endowment 7 July 1926 Sealed to Parents 26 Nov 1947IF

The Lyon's Whelp p. 27: Mary, born in Woodbury, Conn bapt 26 Mar 1761