John WALKER, Jr.

John WALKER, Jr.

Male 1800 - 1834  (34 years)

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  • Name John WALKER  [2, 3
    • Folk Figure. Born the son of Major John Walker; a grandson of Nancy Ward; he was said to have been a man of superior education and influential connections. Although known as Chief Jack, Walker was never a chief, merely a man of prominence among the Cherokee. In 1831, without authorization from the Cherokee Nation, he went to Washington where he advanced the cause of the removal of the Cherokees from East Tennessee. He and his actions were repudiated by a large segment of the tribe. In 1834 Walker was ambushed and killed by anti-removal advocates between Benton Pike and his home in Walker Valley. A witness identified the assailants as James Foreman and Isaac Springston, both tribesmen, though apparently only Foreman was charged with the crime. The Cherokee Nation appealed Forman's conviction to the United States Supreme Court, but before a hearing was made, the tribe were removed to the West and the appeal abandoned.

      Bio by: Iola

      Posted on Find A Grave maintained by: Find A Grave [1]
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Chief Jack 
    Born 1800  Polk County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of John Walker Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 22 Aug 1834  Cleveland, Bradley Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I58985  Main Tree
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2021 

    Family Emily Stanfield MEIGS,   b. 25 Oct 1808, Charlestown, Bradley County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1888, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1824 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F16764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John 'Chief Jack' Walker Jr.
    John "Chief Jack" Walker Jr.
    Monument placed at Chief Jack Walker Gravesite in Cleveland, Bradley Co., Tennessee.

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    Photo added by: Jeff Buchald

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S03444] The Descendants of William Wilcoxson, Vincent Meigs, and Richard Webb, Professor Reynold Webb Wilcox, (Name: Name: New York - T.A. Wright, Publisher and Printer 1893;;).

    3. [S00059] "Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut" Vol. I, Alvan Talcott, (Name: Name: Clearfield Company, Inc.;;).