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  1. Martin Walk: Birth: 2 Apr 1737 in Orange Co., VA. Death: 18 Oct 1791 in Friedberg, Rowan Co., NC


Sources
1. Title:   Walk Family History
Author:   Elke Hall [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/virginiafamilyresearch/]
Publication:   Maps, Photos, and Family File
2. Title:   Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Norristown, Pennsylvania
Author:   Ralph Beaver Strassburger
Publication:   Pennsylvania German Society, 1934
3. Title:   Walk Family History
Author:   Elke Hall [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/virginiafamilyresearch/]
Publication:   Maps, Photos, and Family File
4. Title:   Walk Family History
Author:   Elke Hall [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/virginiafamilyresearch/]
Publication:   Maps, Photos, and Family File
5. Title:   Walk Family History
Author:   Elke Hall [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/virginiafamilyresearch/]
Publication:   Maps, Photos, and Family File

Notes
a. Note:   THE VALCK (WALK) FAMILY OF GERMANY, VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA:
  Hans Martin Valck (Walk) arrived on 11 September 1728 on the "James Goodwi ll". The "James Goodwill" was commanded by Mr. David Crockatt, Commander, from Rotterdam to Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.
  All the men above 16 years of age were listed on the ship's roster: Ullerig Engelar, Andries Krafft, George Graff, Jan Leender Holstiender, Michael Neff, Jacob Fuchs, Matthias Firrumsler, Egidius Grim, Johannes Gurts, Johann Leendt. Keller, Isaac Crison, Jacob Herman, Thomas Koppenheffer, Christoff Graff, Martin Valk, Hans Michael Ruiter, Martin Moeser, Henderik Philipp Seller, Frederick Sholl, Jacob Beyer, Michael Korr, Adam Engeler (sick), Loerens Durr, Sebastian Durr, Bartel Eberle, Sebastian Eberle, Hans Adam Moesser, George Shoemaker, Jacob Kun, Leondr. Hicker, Johann Caspar Steffer, Sen., Johann Caspar Steffer,Jun., Jacob Mekeling, Teobald Mekeling, Hans Georg Seyler, Jacob Sinc, Hans Veery Bants, Andries Stickeler, Hans Jacob Slauss, Johannes Ruspag, Hans Georg Mettler, Adam Summer.
  37 families produces 44 persons above 16 years. David Crockatt.
  At a council held in the Courthouse of Philadelphia, September 11, 1728, "a list was presented of the names of 42 Palatines, who with their families, making in all about 90 persons, were imported here in the Ship James Goodwill, David Crockat, master from Rotterdam, but last from Deal, as by Clearance from the officers of the Customs there, bearing Date the 15th of June 1728."
  List B, Palatines imported in the ship James Goodwill, David Crockat, ... subscribed the forgoing declaration 11 September 1728: Johann Caspar Stoever, Miss. Johann Caspar Stoever, Ss. Theol. Stud., Ulrich Englert, Andres Krafft, Georg Graff, Johannes Leonhart Holsteiner, Michel Neff, Jacob (O) Fucks, Madtheus Fernssler, Johann Egidius Grimm, Joannes (O) Gurts, Johann Leonhart Keller, Isac Crison, Jacob (X) Herman, Thomas (X) Kopenhaver, Johann Christoff Groff, Hans Martin Valck, Hans Mich. (X) Rider, Martin Moser, Philips Henrich Soeller, Friedrich Scholl, Jacob (X) Bayer, Michel Kur, Laurence (O) Dur, Sebastian Doerr, Bartell Eberle, Bastian Eberle, Johann Adam Moser, Jerg Schuhmacher, Jacob Kuhn, Leonhard (O) Hicker, Jacob Meckling, Theobald (D) Mechling, Hans Jerik (O) Seyler, Jacob Senck, Hans Riech (O) Botz, Andreas Strickel, Hans Jacob Schlauch, Johannes (O) Ruspag, Hans Jerg Mettler, Adam Sommer.
  The two Stoevers are famous Lutheran ministers, Stoever, Sr., the father, labored in Virginia, Stoever Jr, the son in Pennsylvania. The younger Johann Caspar Stoever wrote the following in this Record Book of Baptisms and Marriages: "I was born December 21, 1707 in a place named Luedorff, in Solinger Amt, Duchy Berg in the Unter Pfaltz. His parents were Johann Caspar Stoever, a native of Frankenberg in Hesse and Gertraudt, born in Amt Solingen. When he was six years of age he learned to read German perfectly in four weeks under his father's direction. After his he also commenced to study Latin under his father. Subsequently he received private instructions in Latin and Greek from four pastors successive named, H. Nicolaus Muentz, H. Samuel Bratschisch, H. Valentine Kraft and H. Antonius Pfaffmann, and later in the languages names, as also in Hebrew and French, and likewise theology from H. Knabel and finally from H. Special Adolph Ruehfeld at Brumath, three hours (12 miles) from Strassburg. Journeyed from Europe to America in 1728, on the Rhine and on an ocean vessel, preaching on Sundays. Arrived in Pennsylvania Sept. 29, and continued to preach, ordained on April 8, 1733 by Christian Schultz, p. t. pastor in Philadelphia and was married at the same time to Maria Catarina. They became the parents eleven children. His wife was born May 14, 1715 at Lambesheim in Chur Pfaltz. Her sponsor was Catarina Ursula Schmidt, her parents were Christian Merckling and his wife Catarina, nee Brucher. Nov. 2, 1778. Whilst I am writing this cursum vitae, my age is by the grace and help of God 70 years, 10 months, 1 week and five days. "
  (Jacob and Theobald Meckling were on the same ship as the Stoevers, and are probably brothers of Maria Catarina, wife of Mr. Stoever. He arrived on the 11th of September, however, not on the 29th as he said in his biography. The elder Stoever went to work in Spotsylvania, Virginia, and his son in Pennsylvania, even though some of the baptisms and marriages in his record book are from Virginia.
  Hans Martin Valck (Walk) might have come to Spotsylvania and the Germanna settlement due to his acquaintence of Pastor Stoever. In early 1733, Pastor Stoever had agreed to come to serve the first Lutheran congregation in Virginia, who, for 16 years prayed and waited for a pastor. After arriving in Pennsylvania in 1728, the elder Stoever had left his son in eastern Pennsylvania and journeyed south to the Palatine settlement at New Bern, NC. There he remarried and had a second son. He was finally ordained in Trappe, Pennsylvania, before coming to Germanna. Stoever was sent to Germany to ask for funds, and he died on the return voyage froom Germany aboard ship, and his will was probated in Philadelphia on 20 March, 1739. There seemed to have been a special interest between the colonies at Christopher von Graffenried's settlement of New Bern and Germanna. Graffenried planned to develop the mineral deposits of North Carolina, and the miners of Germanna certainly could have help him in that aspect.
  On 19 May 1735, Michael Clore, the 1717 colonist, sold 100 a. to Martin Wallick (Walk) and at the same time, he sold 100 a. to Michael O'Neal in Orange Co., Virginia. (His daughter Agnes Margarete had married Michael O'Neale.) Martin Walk had married his other daughter, Catherine. Michael Clarw made his will on 10 May 1762 in Culpeper Co., Virginia and mentioned the children of his deceased daughter Catharine, formerly the wife of Martin Walk. (See Clore Family). The first child of Martin and Catherine, Barbara, was born on 15 October 1735. So we can assume that Martin arrived in Germanna by 1734 and married Catherine Clore probably by January 1735.
  Martin Walk was granted 400 a. jointly with Tobias Wilhoit, on 10 July 1736, he patented these 400 acres in the Great Fork of the Rappahannock River in the Parish of St. Marks and the County of Orange, Virginia.
  Wilhide & Walk: This indenture made the twenty second Day of September 1748 between Tobias Wilhide of the Parish of St. Mark and the County of Orange of the one part and Martin Walk of the Parish and County aforesaid of the other part. Whereas the aforesaid Tobias Wilhide and Martin Walk did jointly take up and survey 400 a. of land in the Great Fork of Rappahannock River in Orange County and obtained a patent for the same bearing Date the 20th day of July 1736 as by the said patent will and may morefully and at large appear by virtue of which patent the said Tobias Wilhide and Martin Walk entered into the said land and tennements and were thereof jointly seized of the said tract of land as aforesaid & are willing and desirous to make partition thereof. ..... They divided the land: from two white oaks standing on the South side of the German road by Col. William Beverley line running thence south have 86 degrees west until it intersects the south 24 degrees west line of the said patent and two red oaks ... Tobias Wilhoid signed and Martin Walk signed with his mark MW.
  On the same day, Martin Walk and Catherine his wife in the Parish of St. Mark sold to Michael Yeager of the Parish and county aforesaid sold these 200 a. (near Teater Weaver's corner .... crossing some branches of Deep Run ... Col. Beverley's line ... south side of German Raod .... ) for the sum of 20 L. current Money of Virginia. Signed Martin Walk (MW) and Catherine Walk (+).
  In June 1742, Martin Vallick sued Michael O'Neal for trespass. Michael Clore in his will directed that no portion of the heritage of his daughter Agness Margaret "shall come into the hands of Michael O'Neal." It appears, Michael O'Neal had some problems with his relatives. Walk and O'Neal divided the land on 22 September 1748. (?) On the same day, Martin Walk and his wife Catherine sold their two hundred acres to Michael Yaeger. (Orange Co. DB 11, pp 95-97: Indenture 21 Sept. 1748 between Martin Walk and Catherine, his wife, Parish of St. Mark's, Orange Co., and Michael Yeager of same... deeds of lease and release for 20 L. .. grants 200 a. in Great Fork of Rappahannock River, being part of a patent granted to Martin Walk and Tobias Wilhide for 400 a. 22 July 1736.. bounded ... Peater Weaver .. Deep Run... Col. William Beverley's line, .. south side German Road ... Rec. Orange Co. 22 Sept. 1748 Martin Walk Catherine (X) Walk Martin Vallick was naturalized with other Germans of the Hebron Church community on January 24, 1742/43 and is shown as the owner of 100 a. in the Culpeper Rental of 1764. Martin Walk was living in Rowan County, North Carolina, by 1782. On October 15, 1745, German applicants came to the court of Williamsburg to take their oath of allegiance: Jacob Mansboil, Lawrence Grays, Thomas Weeland, Matthew Gesler, Conrad Broil, Christopher Uhl, and Martin Walk. all from the 'Dukedom of Wirtemberg' and now neighbors on Robinson River. (The Wilhoids, Tobias and John, from the Electorate of Mainz were naturalized the following days, as were Jacob Chrisman from Worms, now of Opequon, and William Rickley, from the Canton of Berne in 'Swisserland.' )
  MARTIN WALK, the immigrant, was born ca. 1710 in Wuerttemberg, Germany, birth estimated from Moravian Records, he married ca. 1734/35 in St. Marks Parish, Orange Co. (now Culpeper ) VA.
  He moved with his family (incl. 12 year old Martin, ca. 1749/50 to North Carolina. They settled on Abbott's Creek, 16 miles from Friedberg. The first land grant is in 1752, Anson Co., which became Rowan in 1753, and Davidson Co. in 1822.
  Martin Walk and his wife Catherine sold 200 a. of land on 22 Sept. 1748, and as Martin Walk and Michael O'Neal had divided their 400 acres of land also on 22 September 1748, it would appear that Martin Walk was preparing to move to other parts.
  Ms. Fries, a Moravian researcher, stated that the Ziegler's, Fisher's and Miller's were the families that moved with the Walk's to Abbott's Creek.
  In 1749, the area where Martin Walk settled became Anson County. It had been Bladen County, North Carolina, and might still have been Bladen when he arrived. In 1753, it became Rowan County, and remained such until Davidson County, NC was created in 1822.
  On 25 March 1752, Martin Wallock acquired from John, Lord Carteret, Earl Granville, 165 acres. The deed was made to 'Martin Wallock of Anson County' but was recorded after Rowan was taken from Anson in 1753. There was to be a yearly rent of 6 shillings, seven pence. The land began at a white oak and maple, north 13 degrees, 65 chains to a white oak, west 20 chains to a white oak on the river bank, down River to the beginning. Witnesses: John Haywood, W. Churton. (Rowan Co. NC Deed book 3:72). Sworn chain bearers: Daniel Garrit, Dollon Lane, James Carter, Deputy Surveyor (North Carolina Land Grant Office, Raleigh, Patent Book 11:20). This land is on the west side of the Yadkin at Horseshoe Neck.)
  The original record in the North Carolina Archives, Raleigh, has Martin Walk's signature.
  The land Martin Walk received, on the east side of the Yadkin River, was near Johannes Gearhart's land, on the same side and occupied what is known as 'Horse Shoe Neck'. After Catherine's death, Martin married Catherine Gerhard / Garret.
  Abstracts of The Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Rowan County, North Carolina, by Jo White Linn:
  23 July 1761 Martin Wallach was one of the jurors in Ct.
  24 July 1762 II: 424 - Estate of Nicholas Michael to George Hager 1761 July court. By the amounts of the estate as appears by the vendue papers filed L 26.25.8 paid to Frederick Michael, Barney Michael, Edward Hughes, Martin Wallox, Jacob Lap, Michael Younger, Arthur ONeal.
  15 April 1763 II:460 - on petition of the inhabitants of Bethabra and Bethany it is ordered that a road may be laid out from Bethabra by Christian Fry's plantation thence the neighest and best way to ye Yadkin foard ordered ....
  13 Jan. 1767 Deed from Edward Hughs, milwright, to Vallentine Fry for 150 a.
  13 Jan. 1767 II:667 - Will of Peter Fry proved by Martin Walk. Exec. Barbra Fry. (A:53 says Frey).
  20 July 1768 Bill of Sale 25 June 1768 Martin Warlocks and wife to Michael Myers for 158 a. 15 May 1768 (6:578), Martin Warlocks buys this back the same date (6:595). (Warlocks = Walk).
  15 Nov. 1769 Jacob Myers granted license to keep tavern in Moravian Town Bethabara.
  15 Feb. 1770 James Glenn, Joseph Harrison, James Buck, Samuel and David Stewart, Georg Lash, Martin Houser, of the Yadkin, Henry Spoonhour and Michael Houser of Bethany, Jacob Stoner, Jacob Blecken and John Ranke of Bethabara, and George and Charles Holder of Salem to lay off a road from the Shallow ford of the Yadkin to cross the North Fork of Muddy Creek a little above the mouth of Steward's Creek to the town of Salem.
  9 Nov. 1775 - Martin Walk was appointed the overseer on the Moravian Road from the Moravian Line to Reedy Creek.
  On 1778 Rowan Co., Tax list: In Cpt. Mooris' district, was taxed for L745.
  20 March 1782 A deed was signed by Martin Wallox and his wife Catherine of Roan (sic) County. They sold to Daniel Mauk of Shenandoah County Virginia 100 a. in Culpeper County, VA. (Keith, Arthur Leslie: The German Colony of 1717, I:26, 189-199.) This land was most likely the land that Michael Clore sold Martin Walk in 1735.
  7 Feb. 1784 William Frank appointed overseer of the Virginia Road the Painted Springs to Abbots Creek, Michael Myers from Virginia Road from Abots Creek to the fork of Guildford Rd. Henry Frey on the Bauld Mountain Rd. from Flat Swamp to the Virginia Road.
  8 Nov. 1785, 4:519 Administration of estate of Solomon Wollox dec'd granted Martin Wallox and Peter Fry who qualified and gave L300 bond with Peter Seaner and Daniel Hull, sec. He purchased 98 a. of the Martin Walk place. Martin Wallox and Joseph Wallox were witnesses. Grant was issued 4 Nov. 1784 to Soloman Wallox.
  Martin Walk died before 8 February 1785, when his will was proved by the oath of Will Adams in the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co., NC.
  8 Feb. 1785 Will of Martin Wallox proved by Will Adams, Peter Fry, and Solomon Wallox, qualify as executors. Editor could not find will in Rowan Co.
  3 May 1785 Accounts of sales of Martin Wollox filed. ( Rowan Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 3 May 1785, p. 484. )
  4 May 1785 4:489 Samuel Wollox, an orphan of lawful age in Ct. chose Thomas Storey his guardian, who gave L100 security. Jonathan Wallox, orphan of lawful age, chose William Bailey as his guardian, who also gave L100 security. (In 1785, Samuel and Jonathan were 18 and 16 years old.)
  7 May 1785, Solomon Wollox to Martin Wollox 100 a. 3 May 1785, proved by Thomas Story.
  6 Aug. 1785 4:515 Michael Myers to Michael Holtzhauser 397 a. 20 July 1785, proved by Joseph Brown.
  9 Feb. 1786 4:537 Inventory of Solomon Wollox filed. Martin Wollox was on jury duty, same day, also on 10 February.
  5 May 1786 4:556 Jonathan Wollox, 17, orphan of Martin Wallox, dec'd, apprenticed to Michael Holtzhauser until 21 to learn the trade of wagon maker.
  6 May 1786 4:560 - Daniel Hull vs. Solomon Wollox L30 for plaintiff.
  6 May 1786 5:7 - Inventory of estate of Solomon Wollox filed.


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