Does anyone have information on John Walker from England, Ireland or Scotland,who was born around 1736?

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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.
in Genealogy Help by Jan Butler G2G Rookie (200 points)

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Halifax was settled in 1749 but the first census was not until 1775. The only Walker listed in that census was a Robert Walker. So your John was perhaps long gone by then. There are 22 John Walkers listed in the pre-Napoleonic period in the British combined armed forces but you would likely have to have his service #. to zero in on him. The British Armed Forces site is also a pay site.
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