Guide to the Rosene Conrad Walker Papers, RG 66
Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: July 2003
0.2 cubic feet; 6 file folders; 1 ledger; 150 items.
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Rosene Conrad was believed to have been born in France where she spent her early childhood. Sometime in the 1840s she traveled to the United States and resided with Robert and Margaret Jamison of Talladega County, Alabama. She is believed to have worked as a housekeeper and seamstress for the couple until the early 1850's. She met and married William F. Walker of Munford, Alabama sometime in the mid or late 1850's. During the American Civil War William Walker served in the Confederate Army but his activities during the war were not documented in the correspondence. Following the war, he returned to farming and operating a lumber mill.
Scope and Content:
Collection includes material of the Walker family, early settlers in Talladega County, Alabama. The bulk of the material is antebellum, but the financial items date to the 1890's. Besides correspondence between 1846 and 1852 (primarily letters to Rosa Conrad Walker) the collection consists of financial papers, legal items, tax assessments and receipts, miscellaneous items, and several Civil War items, specifically a parole and pardon. Approximately 150 items.
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