Tuesday, January 13, 2015


In continuing the 2015 edition f Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
Challenge, I'm still concentrating on my paternal grandmother Cora Barker's side of
the family tree because frankly, there's so much I don't know about the various lines
that on that side of the family. At the moment I'm still working on the Walkers. This
post is on John Walker my 7x great grandfather:

And I've run into another of those ancestors that left very little information behind him.
So far I've only found this from one William Richard Cutter's volumes on Middlesex

(III) John Walker, son of Samuel Walker, was born at Reading, February 14, 1649-50, and died at Woburn, January 3, 1723-24. He married (first) October 14, 1672, Mary, daughter of Robert and Mary (Knight) Pierce of Woburn. She died November 9,1695, and ne married (second) August 13, 1696, Bethia, daughter of William and Judith Phippen (Hayward) Simonds, of Woburn. Children by first wife: Benjamin, born January 25, 1674; Mary, December 27, 1675 ; John, December 27, 1677. By second wife: Bethia, November 4, 1697; Benjamin, July 7, 1699.
New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 4 (Google eBook), Lewis Historical Publishing Co.

I also found his probate file over in Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871
but John died without a will. There's a few court documents that are largely unreadable and
an inventory of his estate. Along with the home and household items he owned 35 acres of

Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

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