John C. Walker


JOHN C. WALKER, an enterprising farmer of Knox township, was born in Island Creek township, Jefferson county, in 1834 son of David and Letitia (Canning) Walker. His father was born in Pennsylvania but came to Ohio about 1815 and settled near Steubenville, where he followed his trade of millwright and carpenter. In 1819 he was married to Letitia Canning, daughter of Charles Canning, a native of Ireland. She is still living at the age of ninety-two years but her husband died in 1867. Two children were born to them, John C. and David, both of whom are living. John C. Walker was reared and educated in Island Creek township and early in youth learned the vocation of a farmer, which has been his through life. In 1850 he was married to Margaret, daughter of Samuel Arnold, of Knox township and four children were born to them: Letitia, Sarah A., David R., and John S., all of whom survive. The mother died July 19, 1876. Mr. Walker is a member of the Presbyterian church and has many warm friends throughout the county. Though never active in politics he is a firm supporter of the democratic party.

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