Winooski

To the Editor:

I have just finished reading the article in your September 5, 2013 issue titled “Man with the Branded Hand inducted to Abolitionist Hall of Fame” by John L. Hoh, a great-great-great nephew of Jonathan Walker. Walker will indeed be inducted into the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, Class of 2013, on Saturday, October 19, 2013, in Peterboro, New York. Walker will be presented by Alvin F. Oickle, author of the definitive biography of Jonathan Walker (The Man With the Branded Hand, Lorelli Slater Publisher, 1998) and by John L. Hoh, jr.

I would suggest that neither of these gentlemen will make the mistake of claiming that Walker was ever a resident of Plymouth, WI.

Mr. Walker and his family lived in Winooski, WI, a settlement three miles south of Plymouth located on the Onion River, having moved there from the Spring Farm settlement by March 1, 1855.

This may seem like a small point of contention, but I'm proud of my heritage, Walker being my greatgreat grandfather.

Thank you,
Bonnie Wightman Inskeep
Bennett CO


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