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Chambers  Walker 

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1783 - 1841

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1788 - 1860
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Chambers Walker
12/1821 - 1907
(Shown at age 89)
Chambers Walker was born on an unknown day in December 1821 in Jasper County, Georgia and died about 1907 in Haralson County, Georgia. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 85 years old.

Chambers married Nancy Crow in Fayette County Georgia on November 29, 1850. He is burried in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Haralson County. Dates on his tombstone read 1823-1907, however other records indicate he may have been born in 1821.

Chambers served in the Confederate Army, in Company F., 66th Georgia Infantry from the Putnam County Georgia area during the Civil War. No records have been found to indicate he received a pension for his services.

A story passed down from Callie Walker (Chambers and Nancy's daughter) provides a first hand account of the Battle of Atlanta. The family was living west of Atlanta (most likely present day Douglas County) when Callie remembers hearing the canons and guns as well as seeing fire in the distance. Callie also remembered when the Yankees came to their house. She said they did not hurt anyone or their belongings because her mother, Nancy Crow, was crippled.

Another story told by Mr. David Peyton as told by Lanny Cauthen (Chamber's grandson) tells of Chambers' Civil War experience. Chambers did not talk much about the Civil War. But, he was with General Joseph P. Johnson from Chattanooga to Atlanta. Chambers was captured in the Battle of Atlanta and carried to a prison camp in Indiana. He received permission to take his family and they moved to Indiana to live until the war was over. Mr. Peyton remembers his uncle, Jerry, telling the story of the trip. Jerry was about 14-15 years old. The general in charge of occupied Atlanta told them to bring household goods down to the river and he would have his men load them on a freight car. They lived in the freight car until they reached a town named Temple in Tennessee (somewhere between Chattanooga and Nashville). Grandma Walker had a young baby at the time (probably Wiley), who was about one year old. The train carring prisoners stopped to let a passenger train pass by and Grandma sent Jerry across the street to get milk for the baby. When he returned, the train had started and his brother, Wiley, pulled him up into the train, ripping his clothes off his belly. They lived in Indiana until the surrender and returned to Georgia in the spring of 1865.
Census7/6/1870 Pumpkin Town District GA (Campbell County) 48 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  
Census6/16/1880 District 736 GA (Douglas County) 58 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. 
Census6/12/1900 Buchanan GA (Haralson County) 78 yrs old 
Recorded as family #175: Christfer C Peyton (age 44, born Sep 1855), Lou A (wife, age 34, born Aug 1865), Lottie V (daughter, age 12, born Sep 1886), Katie M (daughter, 10, Oct 1889), Oyxanna (daughter, 7, Dec 1892), Leolar E (daughter, 5, Jan 1895), David C (son, 3, Jan 1897), Wyley C (son, 7 months old, Oct 1877), Chambers Walker (father-in-law, age 78, born Dec 1821) Nancey M Walker (mother-in-law, age 66, born Jun 1833). All were born in GA except Nancey and her parents, who was born in SC. Lou A. has given birth to 6 children and all are still living. Nancy has given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living. Chambers and Nancey have been married 50 years while Christfer and Lou A. have been married 14 years. Christfer is a farmer.  

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1 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
2 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
3 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
4 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
5 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
6 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
9 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
10 1831 Sumter County is formed.
11 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
12 1833 Walker County is formed.
15 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
16 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
17 1838 Chattooga County formed
26 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
29 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
30 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
31 1852 Taylor County formed.
32 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
33 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
35 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
36 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
37 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
49 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
54 1875 Oconee County formed.
84 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
9 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
18 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
23 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
32 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
35 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
38 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
44 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
48 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
56 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
58 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
68 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
74 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
76 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
79 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
79 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.
80 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
81 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
82 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
83 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
85 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
85 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
85 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
7 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
13 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
40 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
41 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
61 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
64 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
9 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
14 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
16 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
19 1840 Oregon Trail is established
21 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
34 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
39 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
41 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
42 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
44 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
47 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
54 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
55 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
12 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Nancy Crow
Born on an unknown day in June 1833 and died about 1901.
They were married 11/29/1850.

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The Children of Chambers Walker

59 years old
Jeremiah Walker
Born in Campbell County, Georgia about 1851 and died in Haralson County, Georgia on October 23, 1929. He was about 78 years old.

He married Sarah Akin(s) (7/?/1851-10/23/1929) and they had at least six children. The following names are known:
  1. Isham Roney Walker (1878-??). He married Zollie (born 9/?/18...
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Jernora Caldonia (Callie) Walker
Born in Fayette County, Georgia on February 1, 1854 and died in Haralson County, Georgia on September 14, 1934. She was 80 years old.

She first married Jerrerson Davis Hammon in Douglas County, GA on November 20, 1877. They had the following children:
  1. Pearl J. Hammond (11/4/1878 - 1/18/1960). She was born i...
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55 years old
William Pickney Walker
Born in Randolph, Alabama on November 14, 1855 and died in Cambell, Georgia on April 28, 1931. He was 75 years old.

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52 years old
Joseph A. Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia on February 1, 1858 and died in an unknown location about 1958. He was about 99 years old.

He married twice. First to Nancy Steward on September 4, 1879 in Douglas County and then to Frances Pace on April 14, 1900 in Haralson County. In the 1900 Census his wife was listed as Sarah F. (Fra...
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50 years old
Almeda Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1860 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1940. She was about 80 years old.

She married her first cousin, Tom Crow. He was the son of Tom Crow who is buried at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Fairburn, GA. Soon after their marriage they lived around Carrollton, GA. Late...
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47 years old
Wiley Chambers Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia on July 12, 1863 and died somewhere in Georgia on December 28, 1928. He was 65 years old.

He is buried at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He married Susie Brown (2/12/1970 - 4/2/1914). They had the following children:
  1. Newton J. Walker (1/17/1887 - 8/11/1965). He ...
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45 years old
Lou Ann Walker
Born in Douglas County, Georgia on August 20, 1865 and died in Haralson County, Georgia on October 26, 1950. She was 85 years old.

She married Christopher Columbus 'Lum' Peyton (9/?/1855 - 12/29/1935) in Haralson County on November 18, 1886. Both are buried in the old Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery in Haralson County. Their...
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Lodie Walker
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1868 and died in Douglas County, Georgia about 1878. She was about 10 years old.

She was the youngest child of Chambers and Nancy and died when she was about 10 years old. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Chapel Hill baptist Church in Douglas County. She has a little dog th...
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