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Walker, Oliver


11 July 1782–13 Apr. 1843. Merchant, grocer, justice of the peace, farmer. Born in New York. Son of William Walker. Married Nancy Cressy, 8 Feb. 1803. Moved to New York City, by 1804; to Essex, Essex Co., New York, by 1808; and to Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio, by 1816. Purchased land in Randolph Co., Indiana, by 1817, where he was justice of the peace. Purchased land in Winchester, Randolph Co., 1819. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Zebedee Coltrin, ca. June–Sept. 1831, in Winchester. Ordained an elder, by 28 Dec. 1834. Purchased land on Shoal Creek, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 16 Aug. 1836. Hosted meeting between Saints and local residents of Hawn’s Mill area, 25 or 26 Oct. 1838, on Shoal Creek. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, ca. 1840. Died in Nauvoo.