Thanks Anne ! This is my family .... I had found them on the 1850 and 1860 fed census (its odd that you found Thoams age 48 on both ....) Thomas' wife Alice seems to have died soon after they came over with their family in 1846 from Yorkshire England.I dont think that Frederick on the 1860 census is Richard. Son Thomas is listed as Thomas Jefferson Walker on the ship register in 1846 ! It looks like Lydia is the first child of Thomas'and not Alice's, by the dates.
The other census info (1870) you provided I have not seen ...thanks ! I'll give it a good looking over.
It is my GG grandfather Richard Walker whose whereaboputs I am trying to determine. I have found Thomas Walker's family listed on the 1840 census in Market Weighton Yorkshire , England, including Richard on that 1840 census. He is listed with the family on the ships register in 1846 enroute to Illinois via NYC from Yorkshire, so I figure he probably came with them to their Edwards CO IL residence. I know that he then must've gone back to Yorkshire from IL to marry Jane Wake in 1848. He isnt listed on the 1850 census for IL that I can find with his wife. I know that he and Jane had their first son William in 1853 in America, that he is listed on the 1855 Ilinois State census for Edwards CO with a female Jane's age and a son Williams age. I also know that their second son, Herbert Peter Walker ( my G grandfather) was born in Illinois in 1858 - I'm assuming his birth was in Edwards county. The next I know of Richard , Jane and 2 boys was that they sometime after 1858 migrated to Aurora Ontario (outside of Toronto) where their son Austin was born in 1863 - Ontario is where they stayed until Herbert came to Buffalo NY in the late 1800's, which got us back into the USA !
I've come a long way from a year ago, knowing then that only that my G grandfather Herbert Peter was born in Illinois, but I'm avidly trying to put the pieces together better.
Could you find Richard Walker in the Edwards CO area on any of your census lists of that time ? The lookup provided on the 1855 State census was a great help !