From England to Boston

A Biographical Sketch of Robert Walker (1607-1687) & Sarah Leager Walker (1612-1695)

“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.”

– Woodrow Wilson

When I set out to write this, I had planned to write only a few short paragraphs about my ancestors for two reasons. One, I thought that very little detail would be available to me; and two, I believed that, with the exception of a few of them, most led fairly plain lives which would take only a few lines to describe. I planned to use it as an introduction to my personal life history, explaining where I had come from and how my family came to live in Idaho.

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