Walker Jr., John 'Chief Jack' d. 1834 Folk Figure. Born the son of Major John Walker; a grandson of Nancy Ward; he was said to have been a man of superior education and influential connections. Although known as Chief Jack, Walker was never a chief, merely a man of prominence among the Cherokee. In 1831, without authorization from the Cherokee Nation, he went to Washington where he advanced the cause of the removal of the Cherokees from East Tennessee. He and his actions were repudiated by a large segment of the tribe. In 1834...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: murdered John Chief Jack Walker Jr Gravesite, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Plot: next to the shopping center, on the shoulder of Keith St.