The first Walker settler in this vicinity was Phillip Walker who was born October 12, 1770. Phillip, according to census records, was born in Pennsylvania. The Walkers came to this country in the early 1800s it is said from England.
It is a known fact that Phillip married Rebecca King, who was born July 13, 1792 in Virginia. They were married in Orange County, North Carolina on February 15, 1816.
Their first child Ezariah Washington was born in 1820 and shortly afterwards they started their journey which ended in Henderson County, Tennessee near Chesterfield in the early 18304. The first written proof of their being in Henderson County was a petition for land grant to Phillip Walker in 1833 and his name appeared on Poll Tax Records in 1837.
Phillip was the father of five children in addition to Washington. They were Levi Walker whose descendants now live near Wildersville, Tennessee, Nancy Walker Dennison and Minerva Walker Bray, both of whom have many descendants in this county.
William Bedford who died in his early 20s and Mary Ann Elizabeth, marriage status unknown.
Phillip is most remembered for his designation of grounds to Union Baptist Church for a church and cemetery. The church was organized in his home in 1842. He and most of his family are buried in this cemetery.
Down through the years the name "Walker" still holds a prominent spot in Church History. Phillip's grandson five generations removed, Rev. David Walker is now serving as Pastor of the church. Another grandson of the fifth generation, Howard Dennison Walker served as music director for 42 years and an active deacon for more than 20 years, his service ending only in his death in October of 1976.