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The Walker Family is a great American Family. It started in this county with Robert Walker and Sarah Leager who came from England to Boston via the Winthrop Fleet of 1630.  We maintain this to be the first family of the Walker surname in the New World. This is a family of Patriot's, Pioneers, an Presidents, and is growing larger each year.

Every Family history site has a beginning point. That beginning starts with John Walker, b. 20 Jun 1794, Peacham, VT. He was an early convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To him we owe a great deal and dedicate this site.

Other prominent early Walker names in this family line (in order of descent) include:

Ancestor  Birth Place  Death Place
Robert Walker 1607 Mancester, Lancashire, England 29 May 1687 Boston, MA 
Rev. Zechariah Walker 15 Sep 1637 Boston, MA 20 Jan 1700  Woodbury, CT
Deacon Zechariah Walker  22 May 1670 Stratford (Woodbury), CT 21 Dec 1753 Woodbury, CT
Captain Timothy Walker 18 Jun 1693 Woodbury, CT 15 Jun 1786 Woodbury, CT
Joseph Walker 13 Feb 1730  Woodbury, CT 28 Nov 1819 Peacham, VT
Simeon Walker 11 Jan 1756 Woodbury, CT 20 Dec 1834 Peacham, VT
John Walker 20 Jun 1794 Peacham, VT 18 Oct 1869 Farmington, UT


John Walker married Lydia Holmes, and later three other women. He fathered 14 children, of which a very large number were early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). This site contains information of interest to his descendants and his Ancestors.

Due to the large numbers of Descendant of the Family Organization and for privacy reasons, the information herein will concentrate on the first three generations. This makes the scope of this site a little more reasonable.

The primary source of this information is the book Ancestry and Descendants of John Walker, compiled by Rodney Wilson Walker & Noel C. Stevenson and published by the John Walker Family Organization in 1985. There have also been numerous contributions by cousins throughout the world to this project for which we are grateful.

An undertaking of this nature of necessity requires many volunteers, none of whom seek for recognition for their contributions. We nontheless gratefully acknowledge their efforts. In order to protect their privacy, we do not publish email addresses here. Please use our forms based Contact Us link.