Serena Jernigan married Charles Whiting Walker on 12 August 1843.
On 11 April 1873, the ladies of the Southern Memorial Association purchased "three acres more or less" from Serena and Charles Walker for a cemetery site in which to bury the Confederate dead.
Charles Whiting Walker served in Company A, 34th Arkansas Infantry during the War Between the States. He was born 24 Dec 1834 and died 7 Jan 1924.
Charles and Serena are both buried in the Walker Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Walker Cemetery is located just across the road from the Confederate Cemetery.