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Fort GreeneVille DAR honors Revolutionary War Soldier

On July 28th, Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated a memorial stone for American Revolutionary War Soldier William Walker.
Walker was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered in September 1778 and served as a Private in the Virginia Militia with Captain John Shannon's Virginia Company at Fort McIntosh against the Indians for five months.

Walker enlisted a second time in December 1780 as a Private in Captain James Hanley's Virginia Company and later joined General Morgan's Army in South Carolina. He served until March 1781. Walker was wounded twice during his service.

William Walker was born March 1759 in Bedford County Virginia and died in Darke County Ohio March 1837. He is believed to be buried in Ithaca Cemetery.

Also in attendance were Twin Township Trustees, Regent Nancy Schirm Wright of the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution, VFW Post 7262 members and descendants of William Walker, Diana Shanks Wallner and Janet Wallner from Texas. William is Diana's 5th great grandfather and Janet's 6th great grandfather.

Following the dedication was a reception at Grace United Methodist Church located in Ithaca.


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