(c. 1764, 1824 addition built by Hon William Rives)
See house on map.
Dr. Thomas Walker (b.1715-d.1794)
Graduated from the College of William and Mary and was trained as a physician
under Dr. George Gilmer, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh.
Physician to Peter Jefferson, President Thomas Jefferson’s father. Guardian
to TJ after his father’s death. Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
Wife Mildred Thornton Meriwether, Lucy’s Aunt
Francis Walker, Lucy’s
Cousin (b. 1764-d. 1806) Magistrate,
member of the House of Delegates, U.S. Representative, Colonel of the 88th Regiment.
Wife Jane Byrd Nelson
Judith Walker (b.
1802-d.1882) Wrote Tales and Souvenirs of a Residence in Europe by a Lady of
Virginia in 1842, Epitome of the Holy Bible for the use of Children, in 1846
and Home and the World in 1852.
Husband Hon. William C. Rives (b. 1793 - d. 1868) Served in the
Legislature, U.S. Senate and as Minister to France, was one of the most
finished orators of his day.
1830 Tax List – 39 slaves