Monday, September 24, 2012

Nicholas Walker & Laura Mayfield Johnson


My mother gathered a lot of the early Johnson information that we have.  She sat down at a table with my grandfather many years ago and asked him about his family.  My grandfather didn’t really believe that he had that impressive of a family.  He had heard that he was related to President Andrew Johnson – but didn’t really know how.  See blog about Andrew Johnson (http://genheirlooms.blogspot.com/2012/01/am-i-related-to-andrew-johnson.html ) Other than that, there wasn’t anything all that surprising or unusual, at least on the surface.

Laura Mayfield Johnson was the sixth child of eleven.  She was born in Kirkman, Shelby Co., IA on 1 Dec 1865 during a turbulent time.  Her parents had left Tennessee in late 1861 to escape the Civil War.  They went to Jasper Co., IA where her father’s brother lived and then traveled to Shelby Co., IA.  There Laura and her remaining siblings were born and it was there she married Nicholas Walker. At one point another Johnson researcher and I joked that it would be funny if the Nicholas Walker that Laura Mayfield Johnson married was her cousin.  According to the marriage records posted online at the Shelby Co., IA genealogy website at http://iagenweb.org/shelby/marriage/br-ik.htm - they were cousins.  Nicholas was the son of Martha Johnson and Granville or Green Walker and Martha was the younger sister of Washington Abraham Johnson, Laura’s father. 

Nicholas is a mystery to me.  During the Civil War, Green Walker fought with his father in law (Moses) and brother in law (Nicholas) blowing up bridges for the 13th TN Calvary.  However, after the Civil War, the Walker family seems to disappear.  Only Nicholas appears again in a marriage record in 1886 in Kirkman, Shelby Co., IA.  I’ve never been able to discover what happened to his parents or his siblings, nor do I know how he ended up in Iowa.  I’m sure he must have followed family members – but Hampton, Carter Co., TN is a long way away from Shelby Co., IA.  I talked to one their grandchildren and they were unaware that Nicholas and Laura were 1st cousins.  So…as more records become available, I hope to discover more about the Walkers and what happened between the close of the Civil War and 1886 when Nicholas marries Laura Mayfield Johnson.  The family ended up moving to South Dakota and Nicholas and Laura and both died in Tulare, Spink Co., ND and are buried at Garfield Cemetery, Tulare, Spink Co., ND.

Descendants of Nicholas W. Walker


Generation No. 1

1.  NICHOLAS W.2 WALKER  (GRENVILLE C.1) was born 10 Jan 1855 in Hampton, Carter Co., TN, and died 21 Apr 1938 in Tulare, Spink Co., SD.  He married LAURA MAYFIELD JOHNSON 11 Aug 1886 in Kirkman, Shelby Co., IA, daughter of WASHINGTON JOHNSON and MARY SMITH.  She was born 01 Dec 1865 in Kirkman, Shelby Co., IA, and died 07 Nov 1927 in Tulare, Spink Co., SD.

Burial: 24 Apr 1938, Garfield Cemetery, Spink Co., SD
Census 1: 1860, 2nd Division, Carter Co., TN, Pg. 87, #588
Census 2: 1900, Dist 169, Greeley, Shelby Co., IA, Pg. 1A, #4
Census 3: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95
Census 4: 1930, Dist. 20, Garfield Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 1A, #9

More About LAURA MAYFIELD JOHNSON:
Burial: Nov 1927, Garfield Cemetery, Spink Co., SD
Census 1: 1880, Douglas, Shelby Co., IA, Pg 135A, #131
Census 2: 1870, Jackson Twp., Hardin Co., IA, pg 29, #1
Census 3: 1900, Dist 169, Greeley, Shelby Co., IA, Pg. 1A, #4
Census 4: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95
     
Children of NICHOLAS WALKER and LAURA JOHNSON are:
               i.   MAHLAN WILLIARD3 WALKER, b. 12 Jul 1887, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. 13 Feb 1957, Yakima, Yakima Co., WA; m. (1) ELLA MAY PRICE; b. Jul 1896, SD; d. 1972; m. (2) GRACE PRICE; b. Feb 1889, SD; d. 1918; m. (3) BLANCHE M., Abt. 1908; b. Abt. 1888, IA.

More About MAHLAN WILLIARD WALKER:
Census 1: 1920, Lake Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg 1A, #7
Census 2: 1900, Dist 169, Greeley, Shelby Co., IA, Pg. 1A, #4
Census 3: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95
Census 4: 1930, Dist 36., Redfield, Spink Co., SD, Pg. 28A, #723 - Listed as Inmate

More About ELLA MAY PRICE:
Census 1: 1920, Lake Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg 1A, #7
Census 2: 1900, Dist. 305, Garfield, Spink Co., SD, Pg. 4A, #63
Census 3: 1930, Dist.44, Tulare, Three Rivers, Spink Co., SD, Pg. 3B, # 65

More About BLANCHE M.:
Census: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95

              ii.   ALBERT LEE WALKER, b. 08 Nov 1888, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. 30 Dec 1967, Huron, Beadle Co., SD; m. LULA BESSIE PRICE, 04 Nov 1913, Redfield, Spink Co., SD; b. 03 Mar 1894, Tulare, Spink Co., SD; d. 09 Oct 1997, Huron, Beadle Co., SD.

More About ALBERT LEE WALKER:
Burial: 02 Jan 1968, Riverside Cemetery, Huron, Beadle Co., SD
Census 1: 1930, Dist. 8, Clear Lake, Duel Co., SD, Pg. 4B, #93
Census 2: 1900, Dist 169, Greeley, Shelby Co., IA, Pg. 1A, #4
Census 3: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95
Social Security Number: 503-38-9030, Issued SD

More About LULA BESSIE PRICE:
Burial: 11 Oct 1997, Riverside Cemetery, Huron, Beadle Co., SD
Census 1: 1930, Dist. 8, Clear Lake, Duel Co., SD, Pg. 4B, #93
Census 2: 1900, Dist. 305, Garfield, Spink Co., SD, Pg. 4A, #63
Social Security Number: 503-42-3302, Issued SD

             iii.   MYRTLE NOLA WALKER, b. 06 Jan 1891, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. Feb 1978, Paramount, Los Angeles, CA; m. BERNARD CHRISTIAN HAGMANN, 21 May 1911, SD; b. 02 Oct 1890, SD; d. 26 Sep 1959, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA.

More About MYRTLE NOLA WALKER:
Burial: Feb 1978, Westminster, Orange Co., CA
Census 1: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95
Census 2: 1900, Dist 169, Greeley, Shelby Co., IA, Pg. 1A, #4

More About BERNARD CHRISTIAN HAGMANN:
Burial: Sep 1959, Westminster, Orange Co., CA

             iv.   FRANCIS ALVIN WALKER, b. 08 Dec 1892, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. 09 Aug 1965, Branson, Taney Co., MO; m. ELIZABETH C. SWANSON, 05 May 1919, Beadle Co., SD; b. Abt. 1892, SD.

More About FRANCIS ALVIN WALKER:
Census 1: 1920, Lake Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg 11B, #200
Census 2: 1900, Dist 169, Greeley, Shelby Co., IA, Pg. 1A, #4
Census 3: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95

More About ELIZABETH C. SWANSON:
Census: 1920, Lake Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg 11B, #200

              v.   OLLIE JOHNSON WALKER, b. 03 Sep 1895, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. Oct 1978, Sioux City, Dakota Co., IA; m. MABEL HATCH.

More About OLLIE JOHNSON WALKER:
Census 1: 1920, Lake Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg 11B, #200
Census 2: 1900, Dist 169, Greeley, Shelby Co., IA, Pg. 1A, #4
Census 3: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95
Social Security Number: 479-01-8467, Issued IA

             vi.   RUSSELL MARION WALKER, b. 28 Aug 1897, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. Sep 1978, Lakeport, Lake Co., CA; m. (1) FAE WILSON; m. (2) BELLE HANNA, 1944; d. 1954.

More About RUSSELL MARION WALKER:
Burial: Sep 1978, Westminster, Orange Co., CA
Census 1: 1930, Dist. 20, Garfield Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 1A, #9
Census 2: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95

            vii.   CORNELIA ELEANOR WALKER, b. 09 Sep 1900, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. Feb 1987, Denison, Crawford Co., IA; m. NELS JENSEN, 05 Jul 1928, Spink Co., SD; b. 03 Feb 1900; d. 19 Sep 1997, Harlan, Shelby Co., IA.

More About CORNELIA ELEANOR WALKER:
Census 1: 1920, Lake Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg 11B, #200
Census 2: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95
Social Security Number: 485-40-1083   IA

            viii.   VELMA MAE WALKER, b. 11 Feb 1904, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. 02 Feb 2000, Orange Co., CA.

More About VELMA MAE WALKER:
Burial: Feb 2000, Westminster Memorial Park, Orange Co., CA
Census 1: 1930, Dist. 20, Garfield Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 1A, #9
Census 2: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95

             ix.   ELMER LEON WALKER, b. 20 Apr 1907, Irwin, Shelby Co., IA; d. Oct 1973, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. DOROTHY STEVENSON, 02 Nov 1935, Spink Co., SD.

More About ELMER LEON WALKER:
Died 2: 1973, Long Beach, CA
Census: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95
Social Security Number: 572-18-6291
SSN issued: California

              x.   LYLE BERNARD WALKER, b. Jan 1910, Huron Co., SD; d. Abt. 1994, Palm Springs, CA; m. (1) ADA RUE, 1935; m. (2) VELMA TIMPE, 1955.

More About LYLE BERNARD WALKER:
Census: 1910, Tulare Twp., Spink Co., SD, Pg. 5B, #95