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WALKER, William and Maryann of Austin Texas in 1880's

Journal by punkyanne

I am researching my Walker family line, with my gr. grandfathher, William and wife MaryAnn (Bunting) Walker from Bury, England. Came to America with children Fanny Jesse and Jes Walker in 1870 to New York. Settled in Austin Texas where William was a master stone mason. In William's will there was a minor child named Tom who was likely born in America in 1874. I would like more information on William and Maryann and on this son, Tom. They are buried in Oakwood City Cemetery in Austin. Jes Walker was my grandfather who married ? in Texas and left, divorced?, his family with young children to bcame a Chicago fireman. He remarried Lillian Johnson and had four more children in Chicago in the early 1900's. His son, Spencer Warner Walker was my father. I would appreciate any details you may have on my Walker family. Thank you.

Surnames: BUNTING JOHNSON WALKER
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on 2012-10-17 13:23:26

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by SilverVixen on 2012-10-18 09:13:55

William Walker married Mary Ann Bunting Bury, Lancashire, 1859 Q4 8C 448

In 1861 UK Census living at 35 Parsons Lane, Bury,
WALKER William, head, married, 51 (1810), a Stone Mason, born Otley, Yorkshire
Mary Ann, wife, 52 (1809) born Rochdale, Lancs
John, son, unmarried, 23 (1838) Tailor, Bury
Joseph, son, Unmarried, 16 (1845) Ex-pupil, Teachers son (sic), Bury
William, son, married, 25 (1836) Stone Mason, Bury
Mary Ann, daughter-in-law, married, 22 (1839) Derbyshire
Anny (sic) grand-daughter, 1 (1860) Southend, Lancs

by SilverVixen on 2012-10-18 10:27:30

Sorry I made a mistake in the above, the father (Head) is called John not William

In 1851 UK Census Living at the same address as above
John Head, as above
Mary Ann, as above
William, as above
John, as above
Mary Ann, daughter, 8 (1843) Scholar, born Bury
Joseph, as above

by punkyanne on 2012-10-18 21:13:23

Thank you very much for all the information. Now I need to find out what happened to all the siblings of William (John, Joseph and MaryAnn). The daughter Amy of William Jr.and Maryann(daughter-in-law) must have died (she was not listed on the ship with siblings Jes and Fanny when they came to America). Again thank you.

by SilverVixen on 2012-10-19 10:50:42

I think Anny may have been Fanny but of course that is just an assumption, do you know when Fanny was born as that would probably answer the question. I will try and do some research on the siblings for you over the weekend

by punkyanne on 2012-10-19 19:51:38

Thanks again....from the findings I have, William and MaryAnn had Amy b.1860 d.1865, William b.1864, Jes b.1865 d.1935, Fanny b.1868 d.1829 and Tom b.1874 (not sure about Tom. I have some information on my grandfather Jes who married Lillian Johnson (his 2nd marriage) and his sister Fanny (who married William James in Texas.) It's difficult to research Walker and Johnson names!!!

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