My grandmother (we called her Nannie), was born a ‘Walker’. There is some verbal history, but most of it comes mixed in with other family lore. For instance, my father remembers an “Uncle Charlie who lived with us”, but didn’t know where he came from. (Spoiler alert: He was probably Nannie’s brother). So most of my research has been from outside of verbal family memories.

  • Lemuel Walker
  • m. Nancy Matilda Arrington
    • John F. Walker
  • m. Irene “Winnie” Lloyd (see Lloyd Family)
    • Sarah Walker
    • J. Randolph Walker
    • Mary Walker
    • Martha Walker
    • Thomas Walker
    • Charlie Walker
    • Samuel Walker
    • m. Anna Elizabeth McBlair (see McBlair Family)
      • => Nellie May Walker
      • m. Milton Higgins (see Higgins Family)
      • Lemuel Walker
      • Charles William Walker
      • Thelma Madoline Walker
      • Anna McBlair Walker
    • m. Sadie B. ____
    • Eddie Walker
    • Ada Walker
    • Katie Walker

The Lineage
Richard Lee Higgins Jr. => Richard Lee Higgins Sr. => Nellie May Walker

Nellie May Walker
Born: Sep 30, 1893 in Alexandria Virginia
Married: Sep 15, 1920 to Milton Higgins
Died: Oct 4, 1984 in Alexandria, Virginia

Samuel Walker
Born: March 17, 1867 in Alexandria Virginia (grave shows 1869)
Married: Oct 26, 1892 to Anna Elizabeth McBlair in Alexandria
Married: ?? to Sadie B. _____
Died: Oct 25, 1949 in Alexandria Virginia from pneumonia due to atherosclerosis

Lemuel Walker
Born: 1816 in Alexandria Virginia
Married: Jul 4, 1846 to Nancy Matilda Arrington in Washington DC ??
Married: May 14, 1852 to Irene (Rona?) Lloyd in Arlington, Virginia ??
Death: Feb 28, 1888 in Alexandria, Virginia at age 72 (widowed)

Lemuel is the keystone to this family, and what appears to be a brick wall. There just isn’t much about him. Perhaps he used a nickname. Perhaps he was just so ordinary that he didn’t leave a paper trail behind. However, I have records showing him married twice, with children from both. I need to build on that and hopefully find a crack to pursue.

Walker Family Bible
Shows dates and places of birth, marriage information, and other family information for Samuel Walker, Anna Walker, Nellie May, Lemuel Edward, Charles William, Thelma Madoline, Anna McBlair, Mary, Elsie, John, Gilbert, and Samuel.

Nellie Higgins Headstone Photo
Shows Nellie’s birth and death dates, and her husbands name.

Select Virginia Marriages – Online Record – 1785-1940 –
Shows Samuel Walker’s Marriage to Anna McBlair and other family info.

Misc Sources
There are a number (27) sources about this family that helped shape this page. There are census records, birth and death registers, newspaper articles, etc. To many to document individually, but all are available in my archives for further research.

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