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.
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.
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