Thomas Walker is a native of Stokes county, North Carolina, born December 9, 1814. His parents, Owen and Susannah Walker, were also natives of North Carolina, but moved to Monroe county, Indiana, and lived there about two years, and there, in 1846, the father died. The mother and family then moved to McLean county, Illinois, and lived there two years, then in the fall of 1849 they moved to Missouri and located in Daviess county, and here the mother
died in 1856. On January 19th, 1835, Mr. Walker was united in marriage to Miss Cynthia Evans, born in Stokes county, North Carolina. Two children were born to them: Mary A., now wife of Marion Graves, of Indiana; and Eli, now living in Gentry county, Missouri. Mrs. Walker died and Mr. W. was married, the second time, in August, 1856, to Mrs. Jane Low, nee Rice. She was born in Indiana, but came with her parents to Harrison county, Missouri, at a very early day. By this marriage, they had three children; namely, Henry, born June 19, 1858; Martha and Mary, born -November 21, 1861; Martha is now the wife of William Howard, and Mary is residing with her parents. Mr. Walker owns a fine farm of 120 acres, well improved and stocked. He has served as school director although he never had an opportunity of attending school a day in his life.
Mrs. Walker, by her husband Mr. Low, had three children; viz., William, born November 5, 1844; Hudson, born February 5, 1847; and Columbus, born March 21, 1850. Mr. Low died in California in 1852. Mr. Walker went to California in 1850 and spent five years there.