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atons. In his youthful days he had attended
school merely enough to breed in him an inordinate
appetite for knowledge. This appetite
he attempted to satiate. He surrounded
himself with papers and magazines and
posted himself on the current events and
the progress of science and invention, and,
incidentally, something of politics. Books
were his favorite companions. He seemed
to have no ambition to enter public life, and
we presume never allowed his name to be
used in connection with any office.
Federal Walker married Sallie Dunn, one
of a family of eight children of Lewis Dunn.
They had children, as follows: John, a farmer
and for eight years State Auditor of Missouri;
R. D., a farmer and a veteran of the Mexican
war; Thomas, also a farmer; L. E.; Nannie,
wife of Dr. Watt Lenore; and Mary.
Federal Walker was the oldest of his father's
children, the others being: Malinda, who
married Dr. Charles Dawson; Permelia;
George, a trader; and Jefferson, a planter.
Lewis E. Walker, our subject, was born in
Howard county, Missouri, September 20,
1829, just nine years after his native State
was dropped from the category of Territories.
Ilis opportunities for intellectual advancement
were of the first order, but young' ewis
was not endowed with a disposition that
would submit to a sedentary life even for
the brief period of six hours a day. There
WHas no delight in the schoolroom for him.
When admonished by his father as to the
beauties and value of an education, his reply
was, "Pa, I know enough." He remained
at home until his majority was reached,
when he embarked in the occupation of his
father, and pursued it in his native county
till 1873. He, like his father, was/a slave
owner; but he took no part in the struggle
which led to the freedom of the slaves.
Mr. Walker sought Texas as a place of residence
in 1873. He was first located in one
of the Western counties and was engaged for
a few years in the wool business, but for the
past decade or more he has given his attention
to the cultivation and improvement of
his admirable tract of 300 acres. His home
is beautiful and attractive, and is the abiding
place of a worthy family. January, 29, 1850,
Mr. Walker married Nancy, a daughter of
Porter Jackman and nee Mary Arnold. Mr.
and Mrs. Jackman had a family as follows:
Mark, deceased; Elizabeth, who married John
McKinney; John, deceased; Nancy; Hannah,
the wife of N. G. Mitchel of Boone county;
Mary, who wedded Mr. Nichols; William;
Susan, who married F. McClure, of Sedalia,
Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Walker are theparents
of Fayette, born October 17, 1852, now
living with his father; C. C., born November
25, 1854, deceased September 13, 1891,
leaving a wife and four children; W. C.,
born October, 1856, died in August, 1890,
leaving a widow and five children; Sallie,
died in 1880; Effie, who'died in 1879; and
Annie, who died in 1882. The oldest son,
Fayette, married Miss Lucy Sims and they
have two children.
.The Walker family are contented and
happy, as will be observed by a visit to
their residence, and are a most worthy and
desirable addition to the population of this
E M. BEAN.-On the banks of the Potomac
river, eighty miles west of the
I city of Baltimore, in Washington
county, Maryland, Elwood M. Bean, son of
Benjamin and Minerva (Resley) Bean, was
born, on January 5, 1839. In the same place
his parents were also born, and back through
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/527/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .