Born: 1811-04-10 Loudoun County, Virginia
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Walker came to Sangamon County, Illinois, with his family in 1835. A farmer in Sangamon and Christian counties, Walker moved to Springfield in 1845 and entered the real estate business. In 1860, Walker owned $65,000 worth of real estate and $25,000 worth of personal property. Politically, he was a Whig.
Whig City Meeting; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 749; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 725; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 129.