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Walker, Thomas (25 January 1715–09 November 1794), planter and land speculator, was born in Virginia, the son of Thomas Walker, Sr., and Susanna Peachy. Because his father died when Thomas was young, he lived with his sister Mary in Williamsburg. Her husband instructed Thomas in medicine and may have sent him to attend William and Mary College. By the early 1740s his reputation as a surgeon was being established. In 1741 he married Mildred Thornton, a relative of ...