Janet was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. Her parents, Shirley Ann Bloodworth and David Melson Butler, were born in Macon and both of her grandfathers were attorneys in Macon. She graduated from Stratford Academy in Macon in 1975. She attended Converse College in Spartanburg, SC and graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with an A.B. degree in Psychology in June 1979. She did graduate work at Mercer University in Macon. 

Janet was married to high school and college sweetheart the late William “Billy” O. Walker of Macon in August 1979. They have one adult married son with two sons, and one adult married daughter with two daughters, all of Macon.

Janet has vast business experience as a Forest Landowner and Manager of over 6000 acres of timber and kaolin. She is a former Support and former Lead Therapist with Severely Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents in a Psychoeducational Program. She is a former Director of Children’s Ministries at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and a former retail owner. 



  • Huguenot Society of America

  • Colonial Dames of America, Chapter Recording Secretary

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Former Chapter Regent

  • The Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent

  • Colonial Order of the Crown

  • National Society Colonial Dames of America, Macon Town Committee

  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Former Chapter President; former State First VP

  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Former Chapter President; former State Assistant Registrar

  • Children of the Confederacy

  • National Society Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, State First VP

  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta

  • Magna Charta Society Dames and Barons, Former State First VP

  • Plantagenet Society

  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Council Member

  • Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims

  • National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century, Former Chapter President

  • National Society Daughters of American Colonists, Former Chapter Regent

  • Dames of the Court of Honor

  • Society of Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia

  • The Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter

  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, Current State Advisor

  • Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy

  • Jamestowne Society, Georgia Company Genealogist

  • National Huguenot Society, Honorary State President; Honorary President General

  • Flagon and Trencher

  • Southern Dames of America, Founding Chapter President

  • Guild of St. Margaret of Scotland, First VP General

  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers

  • First Families of Georgia 1733-1797, Former Chaplain General; Librarian General

  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars

  • Colonial Order of the Crown

  • Ancient Planters, State First VP

  • First Families of North Carolina

  • Sons & Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861

  • Presidential Families of America

  • Antebellum Planters

  • First Families of Maryland

  • Hereditary Order of the Presidents & First Ladies

  • Guild of Colonial Artisans & Tradesmen, Chaplain General

  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty

  • Descendants of Teachers

  • Saints and Sinners

  • Order of the Norman Conquest, Third VP General

  • Descendants of Lady Godiva

  • Descendants of Fossors 1607-1860

  • Order of Alba, Former Chaplain General; First VP General

  • Descendants of Early Postmasters, Surveyor General

  • Order of Medieval Women of Consequence

  • Order of The House of Wessex

  • Order of the Monarchs of Rheims, Marshal General

  • Order of Descendants of Brian Boru

  • Hereditary Order of the Red Dragon

  • Vikings and Valkyries

  • National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants, Co-Founder; Honorary President General; Historian General

  • Order of the Kings and Queens of the Holy Land

  • Descendants of American Farmers

  • Descendants of American Prisoners of War

  • Order of Descendants of Ancient Scandinavia, Founding Corresponding Secretary General

  • Virginia Quit Rents 1704, Founding Librarian General; Councilor General

  • Bacon’s Rebellion, Founding Chaplain General

  • Colonial Regulators, Chaplain General

  • Colonial Officers

  • Order of Founders of the Granville District 1663-1763, Marshal General

  • Order of William the Marshal

  • Order of Founders of Places of Worship

  • First Families of Delmarva; Delmarva First Families

  • Commonwealth Assembly, Historian General

  • Crown and Sceptre

  • Founders Fellowship, Chaplain

  • Gavel Society


The Rodgers – Mansfield – Seymour Families of Macon, Georgia – 2003

Other Genealogical Affiliations and Memberships

New England Historical and Genealogical Society

Georgia Archives

Georgia Historical Society

North Carolina Genealogical Society

Virginia Genealogical Society

Old Edgefield Genealogical Society

Community Affiliations and Offices

Davis-Stevens Memorial Library Trust Fund, Past Board Chairman

Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy, Macon, Past Board Chairman

Riverside Cemetery, Inc., Past Board Secretary and current Board member

The Janet and Billy Walker Library Trust Fund, Trustee

Intown History Club, Past President

Tri Delta Middle Georgia Chapter Alumni Association, Past President

Tri Delta Life Loyal member

Pines & Peaches Garden Club, Past President

Stratford Academy Alumni Board, inaugural and former member

Junior League of Macon, current member; sustainer 

Cannonball House, former Board member

Idle Hour Club in Macon, GA, member

Forest Landowners Association member

Janet is a supporting and patron member of various historical and arts organizations in Macon.