Searching for John Walker, born approx 1730 in England died in Nova Scotia, date unknown

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I am interested in communicating private message with anyone who shares the same ancestors. My family tree is on another website. 
I’m trying to locate information on John Walker, my 6th great-grandfather. He is the father of John Walker Woods (born about 1756 Halifax, Nova Scotia; died about 1844 St Clair County, Illinois). John Walker immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from Ireland, Scotland or England. He supposedly died in Canada. 

To explain why John Walker’s son had the surname of Woods, around 1776 young Walker was forced to fight with the British, although his loyalty was with the Colonists. Young Walker overpowered a colony soldier and stole his uniform and assumed his last name, Woods. After war, he kept Woods and went by Walker Woods.

I’m guessing elder John Walker was born about 1700-30? He’s a ghost. Any info will be helpful.

WikiTree profile: Jan Butler
in Genealogy Help by Jan Butler G2G Rookie (190 points)

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Jan I have a couple of decent sources for you to look at but they're not handy at this time of night. If you could private msg. me tomorrow I'll forward the E- book hyperlinks which will allow you to do name searches in the books. These historical books cover the period during and after the Acadian expulsions. They include the names of all incoming British colonists from New England and some from Ireland and Scotland. Your ancestor may or may not be included but it's worth a try.  Leigh Anne

Jan, while I'm looking through the sources I have for the purpose of forwarding you the relevant e-book link(s) take a look at the WikiTree Canada project sources at: www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Canada:_Resources
by Leigh Anne Dear G2G6 Mach 5 (50.8k points)

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