Isaac W. Walker, born October 31, 1780, died August 10, 1839. Deborah O. Walker, born October 24, 1779, died November 2, 1839. Erected by G. S. Walker. ‘Our father and mother are gone, they may become the sod. Death awaits, tho we miss you, we know you rest with God.’ Landrum Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky.
Isaac William Walker and Deborah Oliver Walker are Ritchey’s fourth great-grandparents – twice! He is descended from two daughters, Sarah H. Walker who married Andrew Ross, and Rachel Margaret Walker who married Thomas Jones.
I, Isaac W. Walker, of sound mind, do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and same following, that is to say,
1st After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I give my wife, Deborah O. Walker, all of my estate, both real and personal for and during the time of her natural life and after her death give the same to my children hereafter mentioned. To wit, Sarah H. Ross, Rachel Jones, George S. Walker, Martha A. Walker, Mary E. Walker and Jefferson Walker, equally, to be divided among them and to be enjoyed by them forever, with the exception of Martha A. Walker, who is to have one hundred dollars to be in a horse and other personal property, more than the rest of the children.
2nd I wish for George S. Walker to have the place he lives on at this time, the price of it is five hundred dollars, to be out of his part of the estate. And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend, Henry S. Harman, and my son-in-law, Thomas Jones, my executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written.
Signed, sealed, published and declared as the last will and testament of the above named Isaac W. Walker in the presence of us.
Attest – Jesse Jones, W. W. Jones
Kentucky 0 Livingston County
I, James S. Dallam, clerk of the Court for the county and state aforesaid, do hereby certify that the within and foregoing last will and testament of
Isaac W. Walker, deceased, was on this day produced in Open Court and proven by the oath of W. W. Jones, subscribing witness thereto, and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon I have truly recorded the same and this certificate in my said office.
Given under my hand this 7th day of October 1839.
James S. Dallam
Will Book B, Pages 69-70