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William Pickney Walker 

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Chambers Walker
12/1821 - 1907

Nancy Moriah Crow
6/1833 - 1901
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William Pickney Walker
11/14/1855 - 4/28/1931
(Shown at age 55)
William Pickney Walker was born on November 14, 1855 in Randolph, Alabama and died on April 28, 1931 in Cambell, Georgia. He lived to be 75 years old.

Census7/6/1870 Pumpkin Town District GA (Campbell County) 14 yrs old 
Recorded as family #572: Chambless Walker (age 45), Nancy (age 38), Jeremiah (18), Cally (16), Wm P (14), Jas (12), Almede (10), Wylie (7), and Lou Walker (age 5). Chambless is a farmer and his sons help work the farm. All were born in GA. Chambless estimates the value of his real estate to be $300. Chambless and Nancy cannot read or write. Two of the children, Jas and Almede, have been attending school. Lou Walker 47  
Census6/7/1880 Benson AL (Chilton County) 24 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William Walker.  Dwelling #77, Family #77: William Walker (age 69), Margaret (daughter, age 30), William (son, 28), Sarah (daughter, 25), Molly (daughter, 23), and Samuel (son, age 20). The family is working the family farm. William (senior) is widdowed and the children are single. All of the children were born in AL as were their parents. William (senior) was born in AL, his father in NC, and his mother in AL. They cannot read or write.  
Census6/16/1880 District 736 GA (Douglas County) 24 yrs old 
Recorded as family #26: Chambers Walker (age 52), Nancy (wife, age 49), Willis (son, age 23), Almeda (daughter, 20), Wylie (son, 16), Ana (daughter, 14), and Jesus Timons (brother-in-law, age 55). Chambers is a farmer and his sons and brother-in-law help with the family farm. Almeda and Ana have been attending school. All were born in GA. 
Census6/18/1900 Chapel Hill GA (Douglas County) 44 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #460, Family #461: William Walker (age 49, born Nov 1850), Isabella (wife, age 37, born Jan 1863), Benjamin (son, age 18, born Feb 1882), Claudia (daughter, age 16, born Nov 1883), Henry (son, age 14, born Feb 1886), William (son, 2 months old, born Mar 1889), and James Tunce (servant, single black male, age 22, born Aug 1877). William and Isabella have been married 19 years. Isabella has given birth to four children and all are currently living. William was born in Alabama, his father in NC and mother in SC. Isabella was born in GA, her father in GA and her mother in SC. William is renting the farm where they live. William (Sr.), Benjamin, and Claudia can read and write. Claudia has been attending school. 
Census5/6/1910 Chapel Hill GA (Douglas County) 54 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #136, Family #137: Benj Walker (age 28), Viola (wife, age 28) and Wyley (son, age 3). Viola has given birth to one child and he is still living. Ben and Viola have been married seven years. All were born in GA as were their parents. English is their native language and both adults can read and write. Ben is a farmer working a general farm that they rent.

The family of William Walker (age 55) is recorded on the same census page. William has his son and daughter-in-law living with him: Jeffie (son, age 19) and Effie (daughter-in-law, age 18). Jeffie and Effie have been married for 2 years and have no children. William's wife is deceased. Effie and Jeffie say they and their parents were born in GA. William says he was born in GA and his parents in SC. William Dunn (black male, age 13) appears to be living with them.  
Other4/28/1931 GA  75 yrs old 
Date of death obtained from the Bible of Effie Brock Walker. 

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1 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
2 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
3 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
15 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
20 1875 Oconee County formed.
50 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
57 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
59 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
62 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
65 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
69 1924 Peach County is formed.
1 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
4 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
10 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
14 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
22 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
24 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
34 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
40 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
42 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
45 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
45 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
46 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
47 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
48 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
49 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
51 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
51 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
51 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
57 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
58 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
59 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
68 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
68 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
69 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
71 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
72 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
73 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
6 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
7 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
27 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
30 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
53 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
57 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
58 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
62 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
64 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
5 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
7 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
8 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
10 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
13 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
20 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
21 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
54 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
55 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
72 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
74 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
75 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
54 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
59 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
62 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
64 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
65 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

Isabella Akin
Born on January 19, 1863 and died on September 14, 1909.
They were married 3/20/1881.

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Mary Pritchard
Born on October 1, 1888 and died on October 7, 1967.
They were married 4/28/1912.

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The Children of William Pickney Walker

23 years old
Benjamin Chambers Walker Sr.
Born in Douglas County, Georgia on February 24, 1882 and died in an unknown location on January 29, 1955. He was 72 years old.

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25 years old
Claudie Vivana Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia on November 9, 1883 and died in Fulton County, Georgia on August 10, 1945. She was 61 years old.

She married Thomas Walker Hollis (8/25/1885-3/10/1967) on 5/29/1908 in Douglas County, GA. Her husband died in Douglasville (Douglas County), GA. Their children:
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22 years old
Henry Cleveland Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia on February 14, 1886 and died somewhere in Georgia on August 28, 1968. He was 82 years old.

He married Georgia Diggs (5/18/1879-10/6/1960) on April 19, 1905. Their children included several who died young. The following children lived to adulthood:
  1. Bessie Walker Privett...
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19 years old
William Jefferson Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia on March 15, 1891 and died somewhere in Georgia on July 29, 1929. He was 38 years old.

He married Effie Brock (10/3/1891-10/27/1969) on January 12, 1908. He committed suicide. They had no children....
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Lizzie Bell Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1913 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1991. She was about 78 years old.

She married Charles Leach....
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Agnes Lucille Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1915 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1986. She was about 71 years old.

She married Curtis Suddeth....
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Annie Lee Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1917 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1980. She was about 63 years old.

She married William Ford Amos....
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