This page is now up and includes the pedigree chart for William Harry Walker. This family line is where I have been doing most of my recent work. A cousin got in touch through Ancestry and we shared information. I came out the best in this deal since she actually knew Nannie Heisler and could provide me with death certificates for William Zed Walker and Nannie Melvina Heisler. I’m currently going through some Philadelphia church records which verify birth, baptism, and deaths in the family. The newspapers have been very helpful in following the Walker and Orme lines. Parish records for Ashton-Under-Lyne and the surrounding area will probably clarify the Walker and Orme lines in the future.
I have a fair start on the Harford and Nicholds line, but Baltimore in the early 1800s is not loaded with online records. The big stumbling block right now is the Heisler line. William is from Ohio and his parents from Germany, but he spends most of his adult life in Baltimore and then moves to Philadelphia. His wife Mary A. Harford dies and is buried in Mount Holley, Burlington County, New Jersey – and I have no idea why! Yet another mystery to be solved with this family.