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Anthony Smith Walker

Anthony Smith Walker
1805 - 1863

AS_Walker_Pic02Anthony Smith Walker was born Nov 19, 1805 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  He was the son of Winston Walker and Mary “Polly” Rubey.

Anthony Walker married Mary Elizabeth Read on April 13, 1831.  Mary’s parents were Judge Anthony Foster Read (originally of Kentucky) and Ellen Caldwell “Nelly” Ewing.

 

Anthony and Mary had six children:

  1. James Henry Walker - born April 8, 1832 in Cooper County, Missouri
  2. Addison Read Walker - born January 6, 1834 and died December 31, 1836
  3. Mary Ellen "Ella" Walker - born January 16, 1836 in Cooper County, Missouri
  4. Addison Anthony Winston Walker - born April 15, 1839 in Cooper County, Missouri
  5. John Read Samuel Walker - born March 18, 1846 in Cooper County, Missouri
  6. Sarah Florence Walker - born June 29, 1849 in Cooper County, Missouri

Anthony Walker purchased land in Summit Township, Bates County, Missouri, from the government in 1856 when land first became available to be purchased. This farm became known as Poplar Heights Farm in 1884. When he died intestate during the Civil War this parcel of land passed to his son, John Read Samuel Walker.

Walker was Assessor of Cooper County, 1835, Judge of the Cooper County Court, 1842, and member of the Missouri Legislature from Cooper County 1844-1860.

He died Sept 26, 1863 of wounds from the Civil War, in Pleasant Green, Cooper County, Missouri. He rests in Pleasant Green Methodist Church Old Cemetery, Larmine Township, Cooper County, Missouri.

History reports on Anthony Walker

"Anthony S. Walker, was for many years a leading citizen and large property holder of Cooper county, and was widely known and highly esteemed as a man of the most unquestioned purity of character and of superior intelligence. He was, in every better sense, an upright citizen and a kind, hospitable neighbor. He died in this county, September 26th, 1863. Mrs. Walker, his wife, came of a family several of whose representatives have occupied distinguished positions in the business and public affairs of their respective states, and of the country. Judge John Read was an able jurist of Tennessee. Hon. James G. was a leading member of congress from Indiana, and others have attained to distinction in other parts of the union. Mrs. Walker herself was a lady of marked intelligence, and of more than ordinary culture. She died in June, 1872. "

     - History of Howard and Cooper Counties, Missouri, written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of its townships, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri,
    Publication: St. Louis: National Historical Company, 1883

Mary Elizabeth Read
1814 - 1872

Wife of Anthony Smith Walker

AS_Walker_StoneMary Elizabeth Read was born February 17, 1814 in Hardin, Nelson County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Anthony Foster and Ellen Caldwell (Ewing) Read

History Reports on Mary Read Walker

Mrs. Walker, his wife, came of a family several of whose representatives have occupied distinguished positions in the business and public affairs of their respective states, and of the country. Judge John Read was an able jurist of Tennessee. Hon. James G. was a leading member of congress from Indiana, and others have attained to distinction in other parts of the union.  Mrs. Walker herself was a lady of marked intelligence, and of more than ordinary culture. She died in June, 1872.  [There is no James G. Read in the Congressional Directory so he was most likely a State senator in Indiana.]

She died June 20, 1872.  She rests in Pleasant Green Methodist Church Old Cemetery, Larmine Township, Cooper County, Missouri.

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