Walker Guess: Violence, War, and Tragedy

This entry is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks series.  This week’s prompt is Tragedy.  (To see other posts in this series, view my 52 Ancestors in 2019 index

Participating in this year-long challenge has resulted in reconnecting with several members of my extended family. Sometimes these family members request I write about certain ancestors, and this week’s post was such a request. My grandfather’s half-niece Wanda Davis Collins thought Walker Guess would be an interesting tale. Walker is my 3x-great-grandfather and Wanda’s great-grandfather. He definitely fits with the “tragedy” theme, as he saw — and was a victim of — much violence during his life.

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