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Thomas Walker, II

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: King and Queen County, Province of Virginia
Death: November 9, 1794 (79)
Castle Hill, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Walker, Sr. and Susannah Walker
Husband of Elizabeth Alcock and Mildred Walker
Father of Mary Lewis; John Walker, U.S. Senator; Susannah Thornton Fry; Thomas Walker, II; Lucy Gilmer and 8 others
Brother of Mary Peachey Peachy Gilmer and Col. John Walker

Occupation: http://www.virginiaplaces.org/settleland/thomaswalker.html, Wm & Mary college grad., Burgess for Hanover, Louisa and Albemarle Counties VA, explored KY before other white men, physician
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About Dr. Thomas Walker

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A119663

Dr. Thomas Walker

(1714 - 1794)

Thomas Walker was born in King and Queen County, the son of Dr. Thomas Walker, Sr. and Susanna Peachy Walker. He studied medicine at William and Mary and was one of the most prominent physicians in Albemarle County. In 1741, he married Mildred Thornton Meriwether, the widow of Nicholas Meriwether, II, and through her, obtained the property known as “Castle Hill,” an estate of 15,000 acres. In the 1742 Personal Property Tax List of Albemarle County, Thomas Walker is listed as having 86 slaves, 93 cattle, 22 cattle, and two carriages. (Cappon) In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Walker explored portions of Southwest Virginia and into Kentucky, naming the Cumberland Mountains and River. He served as commissary of Virginia troops under General Braddock during the French and Indian War and later was asked to negotiate with Native Americans of New York and Pennsylvania. He was elected to the House of Burgesses for Hanover, Louisa, and Albemarle County (Albemarle and Louisa Counties were formed from parts of Hanover County) and surveyed the Virginia-North Carolina border. Dr. Walker was a trustee for Albemarle County in 1763, charged with the task of selling lots in the new county seat, Charlottesville. He was appointed guardian to the young Thomas Jefferson after the death of his father, Peter Jefferson. (Anderson, p. 222-223; The Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol. 52, p. 40)

Educated at William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA &

Edinburg Univ.

Doctor to President Jefferson's father

Guardian & Doctor to Thomas Jefferson

Delicate to Revolutionary Convention

First to locate Cumberland Gap

Home on Castle Hill

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Dr. Thomas Walker's Timeline

January 15, 1715
King and Queen County, Province of Virginia
July 24, 1742
Age 27
Albemarle Co., VA
February 13, 1744
Age 29
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
December 14, 1746
Age 31
Cismont, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
March 17, 1749
Age 34
Albemarle Co, VA
May 16, 1751
Age 36
August 1, 1753
Age 38
Albemarle, Virginia, USA
June 5, 1755
Age 40
Albermarle Co., VA
March 28, 1758
Age 43
Albemarle Co, VA