Major James Evans Walker - Monroe County, Florida

Major James Evans Walker - Monroe County, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/5109
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Title

  • Major James Evans Walker - Monroe County, Florida

Image Number

  • PR06106

Year

  • 18--

Series Title

General Note

  • Husband of Hester Perrine, father of Mrs. R. Walker Palmer.
  • Served without pay as paymaster under Abraham Lincoln.
  • Survivor of Indian Key massacre 1840.
  • Dr. Henry Perrine, a botanist from Staten Island, New York, moved to Indian Key (75 miles north of Key West) in 1838. With him were his wife Hester, son Henry Jr., and daughter Sarah. In 1840, during the Second Seminole War, the key came under attack. The Perrine family hid in a turtle kraal under their house, while Dr. Perrine stayed above. He was murdered in what later became known as the Indian Key Massacre. Hester later remarried to Major James Walker, a paymaster under president Abraham Lincoln. Daughter Sarah married Dr. James Palmer and moved to Fernandina. The eleven-acre Indian Key became a state park, Indian Key Historic State Park, in the 1990s.
  • Original image can be found in M88-11.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 3 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject


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