★★★ -Walker, Joseph Knox

Joseph Knox Walker:
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Born: July 19, 1818
Colonel Walker.jpg

Birthplace: Columbia Tennessee
Father: James Walker 1792 – 1864
Mother: Jane Maria Polk 1798 – 1876
Wife: Augusta Adams Tabb 1824 – 1860
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Children:
Mary Polk Walker Armstrong 1843 – 1872
(Buried: Saint Mary's Cemetery Springfield Missouri)
Henry Tabb Walker 1844 – 1928
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Samuel Polk Walker 1845 – 1932
(Buried: Normal Hill Cemetery Lewiston Idaho)
Sally Walker Boon 1846 – 1903
(Buried: Park Cemetery Carthage Missouri)
Joseph Knox Walker Jr. 1847 – 1858
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Augusta Tabb Walker 1850 – 1860
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Nellie Knox Walker Gardner 1852 – 1882
(Buried: Oak Cemetery Fort Smith Arkansas)
Cellie Walker 1856 – 1856
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Gideon Pillow Walker 1857 – 1859
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)

Education:
Graduated from Yale University

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Memphis
Private Secretary to President James Knox Polk
1857 – 1859: Tennessee State Senator

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 2nd​ Tennessee Infantry Regiment
1862: Resigned as Colonel on May 14, 1862 due to bad health


Died:
August 21, 1863
Place of Death: Residence of His Sister in Memphis Tennessee
Age at time of Death: 45 years old
Cause of Death: Chronic diarrhea
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee (August 23, 1863)

Brother: Brig. General Lucius M. Walker
 

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Joseph Knox Walker:
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Born: July 19, 1818View attachment 385352
Birthplace: Columbia Tennessee
Father: James Walker 1792 – 1864
Mother: Jane Maria Polk 1798 – 1876
Wife: Augusta Adams Tabb 1824 – 1860
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Children:
Mary Polk Walker Armstrong 1843 – 1872
(Buried: Saint Mary's Cemetery Springfield Missouri)
Henry Tabb Walker 1844 – 1928
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Samuel Polk Walker 1845 – 1932
(Buried: Normal Hill Cemetery Lewiston Idaho)
Sally Walker Boon 1846 – 1903
(Buried: Park Cemetery Carthage Missouri)
Joseph Knox Walker Jr. 1847 – 1858
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Augusta Tabb Walker 1850 – 1860
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Nellie Knox Walker Gardner 1852 – 1882
(Buried: Oak Cemetery Fort Smith Arkansas)
Cellie Walker 1856 – 1856
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Gideon Pillow Walker 1857 – 1859
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)

Education:
Graduated from Yale University

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Memphis
Private Secretary to President James Knox Polk
1857 – 1859: Tennessee State Senator

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 2nd​ Tennessee Infantry Regiment
1862: Resigned as Colonel on May 14, 1862 due to bad health


Died:
August 21, 1863
Place of Death: Residence of His Sister in Memphis Tennessee
Age at time of Death: 45 years old
Cause of Death: Chronic diarrhea
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee (August 23, 1863)

Brother: Brig. General Lucius M. Walker
Walker's regiment would later go on to form the 5th Confederate under James Argyle Smith
 
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