Ancestors of Jiles Thomas (JT) Walker who bought land in Waldron in 1903
where his descendants live to this present day.

Brothers Charles C. Walker and John C. Walker were 2 of the 13 children of William Walker and Betsy Culbertson. My line is from Charles C. Walker who is the father of JT Walker.

Their father William Walker was the oldest child of Thomas and Elizabeth Walker. William Walker was born July 16, 1788 on the Nolachuckey River 8 miles from Greenville, Greene Co., TN. The Nolachuckey River was the boundary between North Carolina and the Cherokee land in 1772. William Walker married Elizabeth (Betsy) Culbertson on December 24, 1810 at the age of 26 in Russell, now Scott Co., VA by William Wills, a Baptist preacher. Elizabeth (Betsy) was born on April 29, 1792 in Guilford, NC. She was the daughter of James Culbertson and Mary Kilgore. She was 18 when she married William Walker. These dates are from the record of William Walker as printed in the book by Olga Jones Edwards and Izora Waters Frizzell (E&F) titled The Connection in East Tennessee.

Charles C. Walker

Charles C. Walker was born on January 4, 1816 in Tennessee. He was the 3rd child of William Walker and Elizabeth “Betsy” Culbertson. He first married Hetty Murphy. They were married about 17 years and had 7 children. His 2nd wife was Sarah A. They were married about 14 years and had 5 or 6 children. Twin babies Moses and Aaron died. Charles died on September 10, 1866 in SC at the age of 50.

Here is a picture of a portrait of Charles C. Walker with his grandsons (sons of Jiles Thomas Walker) standing in front of his portrait. (William Thomas “Tom” Walker on the left and George Albert Walker on the right.) I think Tom looks like John C. Walker. My Grandpa George Walker looks more like his mother’s side of the family (Gibson).

I am trying to find the grandchild of William Thomas “Tom” Walker who might have this portrait in their possession to see if I can get a better picture of this portrait or any other pictures they might have. I contacted Tom’s daughter Ora Lee and her daughter Doris. They said Mike who died recently (March 2011) had this portrait and most of the family pictures. If anyone in the family sees this article please contact me.

John C. Walker, pictured above, was born on October 25, 1817. He was the 4th child of William Walker and Elizabeth “Betsy” Culbertson. At age 19 he married Mary Ann “Polly” Myers on January 19, 1837. He died on November 25, 1897 in Townsend, Blount Co., TN at age 80.

I have corresponded several years ago with Rhonda Jones who is also a Walker family researcher (where I got this picture of John C. and his wife).

Contributed by Linda Scheiner.
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