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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Nancy Bryant DOUGLAS (16) & Levi H. WALKER

52. Levi Bryant WALKER. Born on 2 Nov 1867. At the age of 75, Levi Bryant died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 2 May 1943. Buried in 1943 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Last Rites: Rev. A.U. Nunnery of Parsons conducted funeral services for Levi Bryant Walker at New Hope Church three miles east of Yuma on the first Sunday afternoon of this month. Mr. Walker, who was 75 years old, died May 1st, 1943, at the home of his son, E.T. Walker, near Wildersville, with whom he made his home. He was the son of the late Levi and Nancy Douglas Walker, and was born in November 2, 1867.
In the year 1888, he was married to Miss Fannie Milam and to this union were born nine children. Children surviving are Priest Walker, Mrs. Madeline Yates, Martin, Max F., Robert of Yuma; and E.T. (Jim) Walker of Wildersville. A son, Audrain, and a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Ruby) Massey preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by two brothers, R.L. Walker, Wildersville, and S.J. Walker, Williamsport, and a sister, Mrs. Neely Moody, of Yuma. Early in life he became a Christian uniting with the New Hope Baptist Church, later transferring his membership to the Yuma Church. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.


In 1888 when Levi Bryant was 20, he married Lou Francis MILAM, daughter of John Cullen MILAM (1841-) & Emma Elizabeth BRITT (1848-1916). Born on 8 Oct 1869 in Texas. At the age of 63, Lou Francis died on 7 Jun 1933. Buried in 1933 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Quitman, Wood County, Tennessee in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Fannie".

They had the following children:
i. Levi E.. Born in 1889. At the age of 1, Levi E. died in 1890. Buried in 1890 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

168 ii. Ezra Audraine (1891-1938)
169 iii. Levi Priest (1894-1954)
iv. John N.. Born in 1897. John N. died in 1897. Buried in 1897 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

170 v. Madeline H. (1898-1992)
171 vi. Ruby (1901-1938)
172 vii. Max Francis (1904-1944)
173 viii. Robert Johnson (1907-1990)
174 ix. Ed Timberlake (1910-1992)
x. Martin.


53. Bedford Washington WALKER. Born on 13 Nov 1869. At the age of 66, Bedford Washington died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 1 May 1936. Buried in May 1936 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930.

Article was taken from the Article, "I Remember", by H. J. Bolen, Henderson County Times dated February 4, 1981

Bedford Washington Walker was a neighbor of ours, and a good one. He was the son of Levi Walker of the Farmville area, and who was a brother of Washington Walker of the Chesterfield section of Henderson County. I remember Washington Walker visiting his nephew, "Bud" Walker, the name he was familiarly known by, along with his brother, Levi Walker, who lived in the Yuma area of Carroll county, and I listened to an interesting conversation which began with the telling of the migratory journey of Levi Walker and Washington Walker from North Carolina to Henderson County, Tennessee. All the way over they fought and argued over the North-South controversy and when they arrived they refused to settle in the same locality, Levi stopping in the Farmville area and Washington going on to Chesterfield, which was long known as Lone Elm. Such family misunderstandings were common preceding, during, and following the Civil War. It is interesting to note, too, that the Levi Walker family were adherents of the Democratic Party, while the Washington Walker family was for the most part Republicans, and this division seems to have continued to this day. I remember hearing Mr. "Bud" Walker say, after voting for Ben W. Hooper, a Republican governor of Tennessee, that is was the first time he had ever voted for a Republican candidate. Of course, a good many Democrats had to vote Republican to elect a Republican in Tennessee at the time. Politics, in my day, did not seem to divide neighbors. Wildersville was for the most part a Democrat community, but the visitations among them in our home seem never to produce any political misunderstandings of any kind.

When hog-killing time came, the neighbors all came in to help with the job. It seems the rifle-man who became the official "executioner" was always Mr. "Bud" Walker, and he never missed his target. The dinner my mother prepared for the "killers" was always a sumptuous one, and the "guests" were always ready after getting on the job before daylight and working hard slaughtering hogs, cutting and trimming, grinding sausage, and cooking off the lard. Perhaps these neighborly acts superseded all political aspirations.

I remember Mr. "Bud" Walker giving me a baby goat and telling me I would have to nurse it from a bottle every day. He called it a "kid" and said that all baby goats were called that. I note now that both parents and teachers call children "kids." I don't know whether we are elevating the goat or depreciating the child. I have had the pleasure of raising a goat and of rearing a child, and I must say that it takes longer to rear a child and the job, is much harder to achieve.

I should like to mention this one other connection with the fine Walker family, which began with Levi Walker. I kept hearing the reference to him as "Old Man Levi Walker" in my young days. So when I visited the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, I looked up the marker to Levi Walker's grave and found that he had died in his forties. Then I thought that my own great-grandfather, Reeves Bolen, died in his forties, too, and was always spoken of as an old man. I guess old age is what you have experienced, for our pioneering fathers went through many hardships to try to expand our land and bring opportunity to their posterity.

The Walker family has evidenced its convictions or issues that concerned them when they settled in Henderson County, Tennessee, and these convictions have followed them as they passed them on to their children and grandchildren. The county, state, and nation are better because of the family heritage it left us.





Obituary: Bedford Washington Walker, son of Levi and Nancy Douglas Walker, was born November 13, 1869, and died at his home in Wildersville May 1, 1936. He was married to Miss Grey Todd in the year 1889. Of the four children of this union, two died in infancy. The two surviving are Mrs. Mittie Franks of Jackson and E.H. Walker of Wildersville. Mrs. Walker died November 22, 1901, and he was married again November 2, 1901, to Mrs. Vernie McCall. To this union were born a daughter who died in infancy and Glynn, Paley, Cornelia, Buford, and Woodrow. Mr. Walker was baptized into the Missionary Baptist Church and remained a faithful member to the end. In politics, he was a Democrat. Revs. A. U. Nunnery and T.M. Boyd conducted the funeral at the Jones graveyard in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends.

In 1889 when Bedford Washington was 19, he first married Florence G. TODD, daughter of Felix H. TODD (1845-) & Josephine BREWER (1846-). Born on 15 Sep 1872. At the age of 29, Florence G. died on 22 Nov 1901. Buried in 1901 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Grey".

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born on 20 Oct 1891. Infant died on 20 Oct 1891. Buried in 1891 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

ii. Infant. Born on 8 Jul 1893. Infant died on 8 Jul 1893. Buried in Jul 1893 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

175 iii. Mattie (1894-1980)
176 iv. Eunice H. (1899-1983)

Bedford Washington second married Vernie WISE, daughter of Henry WISE & Jane ?. Born on 29 Jun 1875 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 68, Vernie died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Dec 1943. Buried in Dec 1943 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 1st District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.

Obituary: Mrs. Vernie Walker, daughter of the late Henry and Mrs. Jane Wise, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lessie Milam, December 19th, 1943. She was born June 29, 1875, making her stay on earth 68 years. She was married to Priestly McCall and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Lessie Milam of Lexington, and Pat McCall of Chesterfield. In later years after Mr. McCall's death, she was married to B.W. Walker, and to this union were born five children: Guy, Paley, and Cornelia, all of Wildersville; Buford of Knoxville, and Woodrow of Bruceton. She reared two step-children, Mrs. Mattie Franks and Eunice Walker of Wildersville.

They had the following children:
177 i. Henry Glenn (1904-1988)
178 ii. Paley F. (1906-1978)
179 iii. A. Cornelia (1909-1965)
iv. S. Buford. Born in 1914 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 48, S. Buford died in 1962. Buried in 1962 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930. Resided in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee in 1944.

S. Buford married Louise B. ?. Born in 1918.

180 v. Woodrow W. (1918-)
vi. Infant.


54. Rebecca Cornelia WALKER. Born in 1871. At the age of 81, Rebecca Cornelia died in 1952. Buried in 1952 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Nealie".

In 1887 when Rebecca Cornelia was 16, she married Leander Arzo MOODY. Born in 1858. At the age of 63, Leander Arzo died in 1921. Buried in 1921 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Obituary: On Tuesday night of last week Mr. L.A. Moody of Yuma died of bronchial pneumonia and was buried at New Hope Wednesday, funeral services being conducted by T.M. Boyd in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. Mr. Moody was 62 years and eight months of age and gave evidence before he died that he was going to rest. He leaves a wife and six children.

They had the following children:
i. Ila B.. Born on 3 Nov 1889. Ila B. died on 25 Aug 1890. Buried in 1890 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

ii. Hattie L.. Born on 13 Jun 1891. Hattie L. died on 14 Apr 1892. Buried in 1892 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

iii. Lillian. Born in 1894. Buried in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 10 Jan 1915 when Lillian was 21, she married Alpha Omega HESTER, son of Hardy Ashley HESTER (1843-1919) & Alice Elizabeth UMSTEAD (1862-1915), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in 1893. At the age of 46, Alpha Omega died in 1939. Buried in 1939 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

181 iv. Willie L. (1895-1931)
182 v. Ollie B. (1899-1980)
183 vi. Rosser Cozy (1902-1972)
vii. Howard. Born on 22 Jan 1909. At the age of 63, Howard died on 17 Feb 1972. Buried in Feb 1972 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

184 viii. Mary Josephine (-2002)

55. Robert Lee WALKER. Born in 1872 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 76, Robert Lee died in 1948. Buried in 1948 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 14, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in First District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1943.

Robert Lee first married Josie CARNAL, daughter of James Irvin CARNAL (1841-1925) & Rachel Lucy MILAM (1852-1939). Born on 1 Nov 1872. At the age of 37, Josie died on 3 Dec 1909. Buried in Dec 1909 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 14, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1900.

Obituary: Beloved Woman Dies at Wildersville: Mrs. Rachel Milam Carnal, daughter of William and Tabitha Milam, died May 3rd, 1939, aged 87 years. She was married in January 1870 to James I. Carnal, who preceded her to the grave 14 years ago. To this union were born five children, three dying in infancy. One daughter, Mrs. Josie Carnal Walker, died December 3, 1909, the other daughter, Mrs. W.F. Tuten (Willie), of Wildersville, survives; also four grandchildren, Dennis Walker of Huntingdon, Clyde Walker of Wildersville, Mrs. L.F. (Pattie) Stroupe of Grand Junction and Mrs. Hobart (Josie Lee) Childress of Santa Fe, Tennessee; and one brother, J.H. Milam of Fulton, Kentucky. Mrs. Carnal reared a niece, Mrs. Ida Milam Fryer, who made her home with Mr and Mrs. Carnal and was loved and cared for as their daughter. She also leaves three grandchildren, Clyde, Jamie and Pattye and one great-granddaughter, Lannita Robbins.
Mrs. Carnal moved to Wildersville about 30 years ago from Yuma and her home is known as the "Hotel". She kept the travelers and they came here from far and near to eat and sleep as she put the best on her table and furnished good beds. The Old Knights of the Grip who are living today will recall the good days and nights spent in Wildersville with Mr. and Mrs. Carnal. Mrs. Carnal obeyed the gospel at Yuma in 1906 under the preaching of C.M. Cleaves and remained a faithful member of the Church of Christ until her death. Funeral services were held in the Church of Christ and conducted by Elder J.B. Austin of Scotts Hill. The body was laid to rest under a profusion of beautiful flowers in the Jones Cemetery.


They had the following children:
185 i. Dennis W. (1894-)
186 ii. Clyde (1897-1971)
iii. Burton M.. Born in Feb 1899 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 14, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in District 14, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1910.

187 iv. Jamie Gray (1902-1929)
v. Patti. Born in 1905 in Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

Patti married L.F. STROUPE.

vi. Infant. Born on 25 Sep 1906. Infant died on 20 Dec 1906. Buried in Dec 1906 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.


In 1911 when Robert Lee was 39, he second married Pearlie M. KEE, daughter of Henry David KEE (1851-1936) & Martha E HOPPER (1844-1914), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 16 Aug 1885 in Tennessee. At the age of 28, Pearlie M. died in Jul 1914. Resided in District 19, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900.

They had one child:
i. Martha Henri. Born on 17 Jul 1914. Martha Henri died on 17 Jul 1914.


Robert Lee third married Mintie S. PARKER. Born in 1888 in Tennessee. At the age of 87, Mintie S. died in 1975. Buried in 1975 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in First District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930.

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born on 24 Nov 1922. Infant died on 27 Nov 1922. Buried in 1922 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

188 ii. Robert Van (1925-)
iii. James Wayne. Born on 2 Jun 1928 in Wildersville, Henderson County,Tennessee. At the age of 52, James Wayne died in 1981. Buried in 1981 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in First District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930.

James Wayne married Joan K. ?. Born in 1927.

iv. Infant. Born on 31 Dec 1931. Infant died on 27 Jan 1932. Buried in 1932 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.


56. Sydney Johnson WALKER. Born in 1875 in Tennessee. At the age of 82, Sydney Johnson died in 1957. Buried in 1957 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Williamsport, Tennessee in 1943. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Alias/AKA: "Sid".

On 24 Dec 1893 when Sydney Johnson was 18, he married Lula Bell JAMISON, daughter of Arden Taylor JAMISON (1845-1916) & Evalenia Bell WILLIAMS (1849-1887), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in 1876. At the age of 72, Lula Bell died in 1948. Buried in 1948 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Religion: Member of Williams Chapel Church of Christ, Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
189 i. Lester A. (1895-)
190 ii. Sidney Bell (1898-1942)
191 iii. Evelena Deena (1900-1984)

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