Sam Moore Walton was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States, March 29, 1918. He was the son of Thomas Gibson Walton and Nancy Lee. He had one younger brother, James "Bud" Walton, who would become a co-founder of Walmart. His father was a farmer who later entered farm mortgaging as farming did not provide enough money to provide for his family. The family moved frequently during Sam’s early childhood. His family finally settled in Columbia, Missouri.