William  Walker

            William Walker, a native of Addison Township, was born May 17, 1829, being the eldest in a family of ten children born to  Francis C. and  Isabel (Bushfield) Walker, who were natives of New York City and Pennsylvania, respectively.  By a prior marriage, the former was the father of two children.  He emigrated to Shelby County about 1818, and lived here until his death occurred, which was in 1850, dying while en route to Kansas, at Hannibal, Mo.  Our immediate subject grew to manhood on the farm, receiving a limited education, such as the facilities of those days afforded in the primitive log school-houses of that time.  He remained at home and assisted his parents until he attained the age of twenty-two years.  June 5, 185 1, his marriage with  Miranda Woodard  was solemnized, and to their union four children have been born, these two now living:  James, who married  Fannie Brown, and  Elizabeth, widow of  Thomas Stearns.  The deceased children were:  Belle, and an infant, unnamed.  He has always made farming his occupation, and has been quite successful.  He now owns 100 acres of well improved land.  He has always, with the exception of three years, when he removed to and lived in Wisconsin, resided in this county.  He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  In politics he is a Republican.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Addison [Township] Sketches, page 603.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Biography Index          Main Page