John Walker emigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada in the early 18th century. The actual dates for his birth and death are unknown. His death and burial location might be Nova Scotia. I know of one son, John Walker Woods, who was born in Halifax, N.S. around 1756, although Ohio is also listed as an alternate location for his birth. Young John was drafted into the British Army around 1775 although his loyalty was with the American Army. So young John deserted the British Army and assumed the name of another soldier, Woods. He enlisted in the Patriot Army and fought in the Battle of Long Island. Young John retained Woods as his last name and relocated to Ohio and then Illinois. However there is nothing that I can find about elder John.