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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, I have continued research and 
included more names than what was in his book. With information obtained from other sites I was 
able to find more ancestors, dead and alive, from obituaries I have found as well. I have more than 
tripled the number of names from his book through my research. I will continue to add to the tree 
as long as I find people 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 EXHASTED 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 1991 ARE ON THIS TREE. I KNOW, THE
TITLE ONLY GOES TO 1990, BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL INCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK THAT HAPPENED IN 1991,
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 1991 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 1991 WILL BE ACCEPTED; INCLUDING: FAMILY MEMBERS NOT INCLUDED IN 
GLENNIS' BOOK THAT WERE BORN BEFORE 1991 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 1991 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.


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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