B. S. Walker was born on the 30th of June, 1824, in Delaware County, Ohio, being one of four sons and four daughters born to Alexander and Elizabeth (Shur) Walker, who were Pennsylvanians by birth, and came to Missouri in 1838, settling in Morgan County, where the father died in 1857. B. S. Walker spent his youth and early manhood with his father, and in November, 1848, was married to Miss Abigail L. Evans, who died in October, 1864, having become the mother of five children: Robert F., born in 1850; Mary, born in 1853; Miranda, born in 1855; Katie, born in 1858, and Ross, born in February, 1861. September 1, 1866, Mr. Walker wedded Georgia Walker, by whom he has seven children: Charley and Maud, born in 1868; Blanche, born in 1870; Claude, born February 14, 1876; Harry and Bessie, born October 19, 1878, and Georgia, born August 6, 1882. Since his first marriage Mr. Walker has resided continuously in Morgan County, where he owns 120 acres of good land in the home place and 200 acres in another tract. All the farm is under cultivation, and is well improved with good buildings and an orchard. He is a Republican in politics, and in 1862 was elected sheriff of Morgan County, being also required to fill the duties of collector, and was a faithful servant of the public for four years. He is a Mason and Odd Fellow, and he and wife are consistent members of the Christian Church.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.