WALKUP, James, Capt.


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PICKENS, Margaret

WALKUP, James, Capt.

  • Born: 15 Nov 1724
  • Marriage: PICKENS, Margaret
  • Died: 1 Feb 1798 4268
  • Buried: Old Waxhaw Cemetery, Lancaster County, South Carolina 4268

bullet  Burial Notes:

From list of Old Waxhaw Church tombstones - James Walkup, died 1 Feb 1798, Margaret Walkup, died 22 Dec 1793, age 53. Several other Walkups also buried there.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Property, 10 Feb 1758. 1996 James Waughup purchased 200 acres in Waxhaw area from Samuel McElhenny and wife Margaret.

2. Property, 10 Apr 1761, Anson County, North Carolina, United States. 4269 Land patent for James Waughope, 135 acres in Anson Co, joining his own land, Robert Caldwell, Moses Davis, and Waxhaw Creek (Patent Book 15, p334).

3. Property, 26 Oct 1767, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. 4270 Land patent for James Waughope, 100 acres in Mecklenburgh on the waters of the Catawba river on the E. side of the waxaw Creek, joining Waughopes own land and William Baird (Patent Book 23, p123).

4. Occupation: Tax Assessor, 1778. 4271 James Waughop was Mecklenberg Co tax assessor in 1778 and Captain in 1779.

5. Military Service, Sep 1780. 4272 Captain James Walkup/Wahab fought with Colonel William Davie in the Revolution. In Sept 1780, the Battle of the Wahab was fought at his plantation, with over 60 redcoat casualties and the plantation burned to the ground.

6. Story. 4273 "Captain William Richardson Davie collected many of his brave men who went to the rescue of Colonel James Walkup and his home down on Lynch's Creek when the British arrived in that section."

7. Residence: North Carolina, United States. 2000 Map shows home of Colonel James Walkup on north side of Waxhaw Creek, just north of NC/SC line.

8. Census, 1790, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. 220 James Wahaub listed in 1790 Census in Waxhaw area of NC, with 3 males over 16, 2 males under 16, 3 females, and 9 slaves. Alternate spellings for Walkup include Wauchob, Wauhob, and Wauchope.

9. Story. 4274 Colonel James Walkup (d. 1 Feb 1798, age 74 yrs, "Capt in the Revolutionary War" according to tombstone) married Margaret Pickens (d. 22 Dec 1793, age 53 yrs). Her brother was Capt. Samuel Pickens, father of Israel Pickens (b. 1780), governor of Alabama in 1821. I have a slide of James and Margaret's tombstones, perhaps at Waxhaw Presbyterian Church.

10. Story. James Walkup b. 15 Nov 1724 and d. 1 Feb 1798 (dates from tombstone) buried Old Waxhaw Cem, Lancaster Co, SC. Tradition has him the son of Samuel Walkup and Nancy Alexander who settled first in Chester Co, PA area. Samuel appears on early tax records there. No data found to indicate who their children were but several listed for them by tradition, heresay etc. James had the following children: Samuel, John, James, Martha, Israel Picken, William, Nancy (Agnus), Joseph, Robert, and Martha. I have dates and who they married - from Walkup bible. (Posted on Walkup Genforum by Joy Alexander ( on September 24, 1998)

11. Will, 25 Sep 1795. 4275 Information from James Walkup will: Wife Margaret was daughter of Israel Pickens of Virginia. James had a son, Samuel. Name was spelled Waughop.

12. Story. Seeking information on Capt. James Walkup and his wife, Margaret Pickens, granddaughter of Gen. Andrew Pickens. Understand they are buried in the Waxhaw Presbyterian Churchyard in Lancaster Co, SC. Would like information on James Walkup's parents. Also children of James and Margaret Walkup. I know of two daughters who emigrated to Henry Co. GA. Have heard that threre were 10 children. The Henry Co daughters were Nancy Agnes Walkup who married William Crockett and Margaret Walkup who married William Brown. (Posted at Walkup Genforum by Gail Harrison on September 24, 1998)


James married Margaret PICKENS, daughter of Israel PICKENS and Unknown. (Margaret PICKENS was born about 1740, died on 22 Dec 1793 4268 and was buried in Old Waxhaw Cemetery, Lancaster County, South Carolina 4268.)

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