From Paul Zimmerli, in reference to posts about James R. Carter and EADJ Carter:
Jesse Walker was a schoolteacher and justice of the peace in Owen County. His wife Leah Storm Beem Walker was the widow of Neely Beem of Jackson County. Together they had one child, Finley (1837-1865).
How they wound up with EADJ Carter is another question. He shows up again as a 15-year-old in Iowa, the older brother of my ancestor William Elijah Carter. Hope that gives you a little more information you may use as steering markers.