clarence walker (Mensplace)
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 10:32 am: |
Thought that this update might provide you some insight to provide some suggestion of how I should best proceed. I have reached a point that is preventing my moving further.
My branch of the family begins in New Berlin NY with my grandfather
Clarence Green Walker, Born:1 May 1895 New Berlin NY and tracks back through
Alvin Green Walker, Born: 27 June 1867 died in New Berlin, NY
Edwin Green Walker, Born: October 1843 died in New Berlin, NY
Thomas Green Walker, Born 1816, Gill, Franklin, Mass Died in New Berlin, NY
Samuel Walker, Born 3 February 1779, Gill, Franklin, Mass married Martha Green of Gill Mass died in Burlington, Otsego Co
William Walker, Born Dec 17, 1754 Falmouth (Portland) Cumberland Co, Maine Married Elizabeth Stanhope
Upon reaching this point I begin to lose certainty, but it initially appears that his father MAY have been :
George Walker who married Elizabeth Snow. However, rather than just accepting the many family trees that seem to have conflicting information, I have made a real effort to use primary sources to assure accuracy.
My “brick wall” comes when I get to Maine. Not being overly familiar with the proximity of the towns and villages, especially as they have changed since those early times, is not helping. It seems there was a lot of change, as well as movement of people, during the era. Too, I am not overly familiar with how best to proceed to establish something certain and definitive based upon primary sources. Living in Atlanta, Georgia limits my own search to the help of others and that which I can find online.
I have found various records from Falmouth and Kittery Point, but with multiple William and George Walkers in Maine and Massachusetts, how does one proceed with any real assuredness that they are even tracking the correct line? Or, simply stated, how do I best proceed to establish reliable, primary source linkages between William, George and information regarding their predecessors. At this point, all of the many records and entries are seeming to overwhelm.