Corleen Hay at firstname.lastname@example.org has
contributed the following information and photos of her ancestry.
Jacob J. Walker was born in Germany.
Sometime before the year 1765, he sailed to America, landing
at Baltimore, Maryland. On September 13, 1765, he took the oath
of citizenship and became a citizen of the British colonies in
America. It is believed that he came to Bedford County Pennsylvania
(This part is now part of
He had owned a tract of land in Maryland, which is now a part
of the Antietam National Battlefield Park.
On May 8, 1779 he enlisted
into Brother's Valley Company of the Bedford County Militia.
This company consisted of
six commissioned officers:
Henry Rhoads, Captain;
James Hemricks, First Lieutenant;
Jacob Walker, Second Lieutenant;
John Bowman, Ensign;
George Countryman and
Reuben Estop, Court Martial
Jacob was one of the first settlers of Bedford, Brothersvalley
Township, which is now Somerset County. He was a pioneer and
fought in the Revolutionary War.
Jacob Walker and his wife whom he married in Maryland had
7 children. The last
child was born after Jacob died..... Jacob was mortally wounded
in a race for a plot of
land that was to be Berlin... But is still now Pine Hill.
They had to race from one
tree to the next and back. As Jacob was
turning the tree, the horse went the opposite way that Jacob
he thought he would
and he slammed into the tree. The tree in fact still stands,
though part of it
is petrified, it is a fascinating site.
This past summer, there
was a memorial in Jacob's honor at his grave site, I learned
to think about the day he died and how the burial ritual had
gone on. He is buried on the land that he owned.
Jacob J. Walker
------ The Laying of the Wreath
------ The Presenting of the Colors
My line of descent is as
Jacob Walker and his wife whom
he married in Maryland had 7 children. The last
child was born after Jacob died.....
I stem from Jacob Walker's
first child Peter.
Peter and his wife had 9
I stem again from Peter's 3rd child, George P. H. (Philip Henry)
George and his wife had 6 children,
I stem from George's 4th child, Abraham
Abraham married Susan Miller and together they had 8 children.
I stem from their 2nd child, Silas Walker.
Silas married Annie and
they had 6 children.
Silas and Annie
The Silas Walker Family
Silas and his wife Annie are in the middle (front), wearing black.
Left to right: Homer Sr, (holding Homer Jr.), Roy, Annie, Ellsworth,
Silas, Columbia, and Victoria.
My Grandfather's Dad was Silas's 5th child, Roy Walker (shown
Roy married Leora Barron
and they had 3 children, one of which is my
Grandfather Wilkis Dean Walker.
Wilkis Dean Walker
(right) and brother Roy Jr.
Wilkis married Emeline Pile and they had 6 children.
I am the 9th generation
in this chain of Walkers.
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