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About History of the Walker Family and Their Kindred by Glennis Walker
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The information for this site includes the book by Glennis Walker named:

THE HISTORY OF THE WALKER FAMILY 1734 - 1990 & THEIR KINDRED WITH RELATED INCIDENTS

So many people have contacted me on other genealogy sites requesting information on Glennis' 
book. The book was never "published" and Glennis only had a certain number of books printed and 
sold to family members. There are no known books available for sale. Glennis has since passed away 
and he had no children. 

Since there is so much information in his book, I thought I would put his information on a 
Tribal Pages Family tree. It is a "work in progress". It took Glennis 20 years to compile and 
create his book, and I know it will take me several months to get most of the information input and 
cross-referenced. I DID NOT have a proof-reader, so I'm sure there will be some mistakes. I am now 
in the process of taking a second pass through the book. If you see a typo or incorrect family 
link, please let me know. 

Although I completed inputting Glennis' book into this online site in June 2016, I have continued 
research and applied more names that are linked to people in his book. With information obtained 
from other sites and family members, I was also able to find more ancestors, dead and alive, from 
obituaries I have found as well. 

Glennis' book noted approximately 11,750 names, but many names were repeated in several places in 
the book as being married in other branches of the Walker Family, so that number has been rounded 
down. I completed my first audit of all the input names in July, 2018 to other websites and extended 
research and the total names at the end of that audit was 19,629. I will begin my second audit in 
August, 2018. I will continue to add to the tree as long as I find relatives, or with those 
submitted by family members, that  I can link to an ancestor, but still staying within the cut-off 
date already specified by Glennis' book. - BGH
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On his first page Glennis writes: (I QUOTE)

"THE HISTORY OF THE WALKER FAMILY - IN RETROSPECT"

"AS I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO COMPILE GENEALOGY AND INFORMATION FOR A WALKER FAMILY HISTORY, I 
REALIZE I SHOULD HAVE STARTED THIS ACCUMULATIVE WRITING MANY YEARS BEFORE I DID. AS I FACE THE 
OBSCURE, I AM BESIEGED WITH FAR MORE DISTRACTIONS, AND IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PORTRAY EVERYTHING 
IN ITS BEST PERSPECTIVE. HOWEVER, NOW AT THE AGE OF SEVENTY FIVE YEARS, I HAVE HAD TO RELINQUISH 
MANY ILLUSIONS OF YOUTH, AND PERHAPS I COULD MANAGE TO DEAL IN ONE MORE DISILLUSION.
I REALLY HAD NOT ANTICIPATED GETTING INTO HISTORY THIS EXTENSIVELY, AND IF THERE HAD BEEN A 
WALKER FAMILY HISTORY IN EXISTENCE, BELIEVE ME, I WOULD NEVER HAVE FELT INCLINED TO UNDERTAKE SUCH 
AN OVERWHELMING ENTERPRISE. 
I HAVE EXHAUSTED EVERY SOURCE OF INFORMATION I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF, HOWEVER I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE 
EXPRESSED IT IN A MORE PRESENTABLE MANNER, BUT TIME DOESN'T ALLOW FOR THAT. 
I TRUST THE READER WILL OVERLOOK MY TYPOGRAPHICAL, PARAGRAPHICAL AND PUNCTUATION ERRORS, AND BE 
CONTENT TO FOREGO FORMALITY FOR FACT. DURING THE TWENTY YEARS I HAVE SPENT WORKING ON THIS 
HISTORY, OCCASIONALLY SOMEONE WOULD SAY, ""WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET THROUGH?"" WELL, I AM 
THROUGH.

GLENNIS WALKER
MARCH 15, 1991
(UNQUOTE)

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The last name listed on Page 725 of Glennis' book is that of Virginia Pearl Lilly, daughter of 
William Pendleton Lilly and Valeria Walker Lilly. At the end of her listing Glennis notes: QUOTE:
This completes the family of William P. and Valeria E.  Walker Lilly. This also completes this 
Walker Family History. As my great-great-great-great-grandfather Jacob Peters would most likely 
say, "I bid you suf Weidersehen." Glennis R. Walker - UNQUOTE.
I can only say that when I finished the last entry of Virginia Pearl Lilly and typed those last 
lines, after two months of input, I can almost imagine how elated Glennis and his wife must have 
felt when they typed that last page. It really was an over-whelming experience. 


Glennis not only spent HOURS at local courthouses looking for information, he spent YEARS 
digging through court records, birth, death and marriage certificates making family links, all 
before computers and the internet were available to him. Imagine looking for 725 pages of family 
genealogy on microfilm. It is amazing! Throughout his book he tells stories of how our Walker 
ancestors were trailblazers in southern West Virginia, making history throughout Mercer and Raleigh 
Counties. 

To this day Walker is a very prominent name throughout that land. Walker names appear on 
courthouse monuments, street names and cemeteries. Incidents during the Civil War link Walkers to 
famous battlefields, including Gettysburg, under several famous Generals. 

Glennis' dedication to our family history is a gift to all of us and hopefully by having it 
here on Tribal Pages, his work can reach many, many more that didn't have the opportunity of 
possessing one of his books. 

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NOTE:  ALL THE NAMES AND WORK FROM GLENNIS' BOOK UP TO THE YEAR 1993 ARE ON THIS TREE. I KNOW, THE
TITLE ONLY GOES TO 1990, BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL INCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK THAT HAPPENED UP TO  
1993, SO THAT'S WHERE I'LL MAKE THE CUT-OFF. I HAVE FOUND, AND MADE, CORRECTIONS/ADDITIONS THROUGH
RELATIVES I HAVE MET ON FIND A GRAVE OR FROM OTHER RELATIVES. WORK DONE AFTER 1993 IS FROM
INFORMATION I HAVE OBTAINED THROUGH VARIOUS SOURCES. PLEASE HELP ME KEEP THIS INFORMATION UP-TO-
DATE BY SUBMITTING YOUR FAMILY CHANGES TO ME. 

1. ONLY INFORMATION UP TO THE YEAR 1993 WILL BE ACCEPTED; INCLUDING: FAMILY MEMBERS NOT INCLUDED IN 
GLENNIS' BOOK THAT WERE BORN BEFORE 1993 THAT CAN BE CONNECTED TO SOMEONE ALREADY ON THE TREE; 
DEATH DATES, BIRTH DATES, MARRIAGES AND MARRIAGE DATES, DIVORCE DATES AND BURIAL INFORMATION CAN 
ALL BE SUBMITTED. INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT SOMEONE CAN ALSO BE SUBMITTED.
 
2. ONLY DEATH DATES AND BURIAL INFORMATION AFTER 1993 WILL BE ACCEPTED; NO NEW BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, 
DIVORCES. 


PICTURES: PLEASE SUBMIT PICTURES TO ME, VIA EMAIL, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE PERSON/PERSONS IN THE 
PICTURE. AN EMAIL WILL SHOW YOU ARE GIVING ME PERMISSION TO USE YOUR PICTURE ON THE SITE SO I DON'T 
HAVE TO DEAL WITH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS. ANY PICTURE UPLOADED DIRECTLY TO THE SITE WILL BE 
DELETED.

MILITARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: IF YOU GO THE TO "MEDIA" DROPDOWN, THEN "PHOTOS", THERE ARE OPTIONS 
FOR ALBUMS. UNDER THE "MILITARY" ALBUM YOU WILL FIND INSIGNIA OF WARS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUGHT WITH 
THE UNITED STATES INVOLVEMENT. IF YOU CLICK ON ONE OF THE WAR INSIGNIA, ALL THE NAMES OF MEN AND 
WOMEN ON THE TREE THAT SERVED IN THAT PARTICULAR WAR, WILL APPEAR. 
THERE ARE SEVERAL ANCESTORS THAT HAVE SERVED IN MORE THAN ONE WAR, THERE ARE SOME THAT HAVE SERVED 
IN THREE. IF YOU PICK A PARTICULAR PERSON, YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THEIR "PAGE" ON THE TREE. IF YOU 
SEE "MORE PHOTOS" UNDER THE PICTURE THAT APPEARS BY THE PERSON, CLICK ON IT AND YOU WILL SEE ALL 
PICTURES FOR THAT PERSON. 
THERE IS ALSO A "PURPLE HEART" INSIGNIA FOR THOSE KILLED IN ACTION OR THOSE THAT WERE AWARDED THE 
PURPLE HEART FOR INJURIES. 
THERE IS AN "ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY" INSIGNIA FOR THOSE ANCESTORS BURIED IN ARLINGTON. 

I AM RECENTLY COMPLETED THE PROCESS OF CREATING OTHER PHOTO ICONS THAT WILL IDENTIFY THOSE ANCESTORS 
WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TRAGICALLY, SUCH AS; COAL MINING ACCIDENTS, CAR ACCIDENTS AND 
MURDER/SUICIDES, SPANISH FLU, MEASLES EPIDEMIC, ETC. 

F.A.G.#'s: IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT SOMEONE ON THIS SITE AND SEE "F.A.G. #" IN THE DESCRIPTION, THAT 
IS THEIR "FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL" NUMBER. IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH FIND A GRAVE, IT IS A WEBSITE 
SHOWING LISTS OF CEMETERIES AND GRAVES WITHIN THAT CEMETERY. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN A CEMETERY THAT 
ISN'T LISTED ON FIND A GRAVE, IT CAN BE CREATED. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO IT, YOU CAN FORWARD THE 
INFORMATION TO ME OR A COPY OF THEIR OBITUARY AND I WILL CREATE ONE. I WILL THEN POST THEIR FIND A 
GRAVE MEMORIAL NUMBER HERE ON THEIR PAGE. 



ONE OF THESE DAYS YOUR 3X GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR YOU, AND HOPEFULLY THEY CAN FIND 
YOU RIGHT HERE!!


Bev Hatcher

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MELODY BAILEY FOR PROVIDING MUCH NEEDED INFORMATION ON THE HER BAILEY BRANCH 
OF THE TREE!!

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Here is a guest book entry I received from Mike Walker, son of Erie Walker and nephew of Glennis
Walker that I want to share:

Mike Walker ( mailto:mike930tx@gmail.com ) has just signed your guestbook.

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Thank you, Beverly, for putting this site together for all of us to enjoy. I remember as a child my
uncle Glennis always talking about our ancestors, and telling (and retelling) stories about them 
and
their lives. He always seemed to have 3x5 cards in his shirt pockets with notes on them from the
people he met and places he had been.  Thank the good Lord that he finished his great work before
passing on.  When he did, my dad, Erie Walker, picked up the torch and had my uncle Glennis' book
reprinted many time over and seemed to always be shipping it out to some unknown member of our
expansive family. Again, thank you Bev, for putting this website together for all to appreciate my
uncle Glennis' hard, exhaustive work, but most of all so that generations to come can know who they
are, and remember those that came before them.
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Feb. 17, 2017  - Thanks Mike, you are the closest relative of Glennis that we have contact with. - 
BGH



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APRIL, 2018 - Thanks to Glennis' work that led me to put his book online, connections were made via 
Find A Grave whereas I was contacted by a F.A.G. contributor stating that her daughter-in-law's 
grandfather was in Glennis' book, and indeed he was - Gary Lawson. About a year later this same 
contributor contacted me stating there was a young man (54 years young) looking for his father, a 
man he never met and had been looking for since he was 11 years old. To make a very long story 
short, I contacted this young man, Roy Beach, with information that led to the fact, that indeed, he 
found his father, my first cousin, Charles Mills. If it had not been for Glennis writing this book 
and my putting it online, this connection may have not ever been made, or if and when it had, it may 
have been too late. Now, father and son are spending time together and getting to know each other 
and actually live within a few hours drive of each other. During my trip to WVA in July, 2018 for 
family reunions, I was surprised by Roy and his wife, Trisha. Those are hugs I will never forget!!! 
Thank you Glennis!!
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