William Walker - Hendersonville

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William Walker - Hendersonville - I I iiving generationS and the f am-aid .j. hm...
I I iiving generationS and the f am-aid .j. hm b , e gQ that the Probably the most remarkable family in' the United States is the Walker family living near Ilea dersonville, N. C. William Wulker, the oldest member of the family, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and professes to remember the war. He is gener- Revolutionary auy BUpposedj to be about 110 years of age, although the record is not as exact as might be wished At, an early day Walker came tc North Carolina, where he raised a family of . twenty-two ' children, equally divided between the sexes The eleven boys ranged in height from 6 feet 4 inches to 7 feet, and all of them are still living. Seven of these men have sons, and there is not one of these sons who is less than G feet in! height. There are twenty-hve grown grandsons, and every one of . them is full 6 feet and over in height. ; They have always lived in tho mountains a few miles from Heudersohville, and follow farminc for a liveli hood. No' record hns lioen kent'of . f. PPnerRtion. hut thero are five descendants of this man, whp is gtin w.n .f brought togetluir would make a. respoctablo sized town

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  1. The Asheville Advertiser,
  2. 20 Sep 1890, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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