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Collins Denny  Walker

Collins Denny Walker

Male Abt 1840 - 1923  (~ 83 years)

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  • Name Collins Denny Walker 
    Moved 1840  Born Collins Denny Wa;ker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Abt 1 Jan 1840  Wilmington, New Castle Co. Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Event 1 31 May 1861  enlisted 1st PA. RESVS. INF. Chester, PA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Event 2 9 Aug 1861  discharged, ill, Expected to die Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Comment 2 1862  Changed name: 1862 to William C. Walker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Event 3 1862  enlisted CO A. 17th PA. CAV. as William C. Walker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Comment 3 BET. 1865 - 1872  changed name circa 1865-72 to Samuel Henry Pierce Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation brickmason, Notary Public 
    Reference Number 98 
    Residence Wilmington, DE. Smyth Co. VA., W VA, Dayton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Jun 1923  National Military Home, Dayton, Montgomery Co. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20804  Lucius
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2003 

    Family Lucinda McGhee,   b. 22 Feb 1856, Smyth Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1929, Dayton, Montgomery Co. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1872  near Marion, Smyth Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 584 
    Children 
     1. Mary J. Pierce,   b. 29 Apr 1873
     2. William Gleeves Pierce,   b. 19 Jul 1875, Blacksburg, Montgomery Co. Va. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar, Beckley, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Laura Belle Pierce,   b. 21 Mar 1877,   d. Mar 1950, Resthaven Cem. Princeton, West Va. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Margaret V. Pierce,   b. 14 Jan 1879
     5. Lillie G. Pierce,   b. 20 Oct 1881
     6. Edwin Arthur Emerson Pierce,   b. 29 Feb 1884, Lynchburg, Campbell Co. West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1963, Dayton, Montgomery Co. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F7878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He served in the Civil War twice. He enlisted, 31 May 1861, in the 1st Pa Resvs. Inf at Chester, Pa. as Collins D. Walker. He became very ill riding in an open train car from Harrisburg, Pa. to Annapolis Junction, Md. in the rain. They discharged him expecting him to die. He went home and was nursed back to health by his step-father Elias Pierce.
      In the following spring he went to Philadelphia, Pa. and joined the 17th PA Cav. using the name William C. Walker. He was discharged in 1865.
      In 1872 he is living in Marion, Va. and using the name Samuel Henry Pierce. He married Lucinda Mcghee there and on the marriage license he said his age was 24 when it was actually 34. She was 17 years old. They moved from Va. to W Va. where they lived for about 25 years. All their children were born in W V a.
      They then moved to Dayton Ohio. Eventually he lived at the National Soldiers Home. He was an educated man and became a Building Officer.
      The only child that came with them to Ohio was Edwin "Arthur" Emerson Pierce. He was their youngest child.
      This info obtained from the Nat'l Archives Pension Records. There is an affidavit from his step-father Elias Pierce stating that Samuel is who he says he is and that he is the only father that Samuel aka Collins ever knew and that he took the name of Pierce of his own free will. There is also an affidavit from Samuel stating his children's names, birth date and the girls married names. There is also quite extensive military medical records & pension records.