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Andrew Harmon Hammond Walker
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1808
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1885
Walnut Grove
McDonough County
Illinois, USA

Andrew Harmon Walker, deceased, was married March 20, 1834, to Jane Campbell, daughter of Alexander Campbell. Six children were born of this marriage--Margaret, Alexander C., Joseph Gilmer, Isabella, Cynthia, and a child which died in infancy. Mrs. Walker died October 29, 1845. January 31, 1850, Mr. Walker married Mrs. Mary Noel, who was a native of Virginia. By this marriage there were six children--William A., Cyrus A., Montgomery Allen, Martha J., Marion Alice, Ellen M. Mr. Walker during his lifetime was a prominent resident of the county, and after his death the following biographical sketch appeared in the Macomb Journal of January 22, 1885:

"Andrew Harmon Walker, the subject of this sketch, was born on the 16th day of August, 1808, near Columbia, Adair county, Kentucky. He had nine brothers and four sisters--all of whom are now dead except Quintus Walker, who is living in this county, Rev. Thomas Walker, who is living in Kansas, and Cynthia Campbell, also in Kansas. When three years old his mother died, and when he was about 16 years of age his father died. He was early destined by his father to be a lawyer, and to that end was given the best educational advantages that the state afforded. Although always opposed to a public life, in order to please his father and older brother, Cyrus, who was a member of the profession, he consented to prepare himself for the bar. He obtained his license, and made speeches, in which he gave promise of a brilliant and successful career, but, being always of a quiet and retiring disposition, he decided that a public life would not suit him. In 1830, he, in company with his younger brothers, sister and step-mother, left Kentucky and came to Sangamon county, and in the fall of 1831, they moved to Camp creek in this county. Andrew had, however, before this made several trips through McDonough, and had been in Macomb when it was first surveyed. In 1834 he was married to Jane Campbell, and in 1836, he moved to Walnut Grove township, where he remained until his death. He made a profession of religion when he was 29 years of age, but never united with a church, and those of his children and friends, who were with him in his last sickness, feel that they do not mourn as those who have no hope. His first two winters in Illinois were times of great privation--the first winter was that of the deep snow; the next, they being short of provisions on Camp creek, Andrew took a pack-horse and went back to Sangamon county for supplies. Before he started back the weather became very cold, but fearing the family would suffer, he started on his homeward journey. In crossing the river on the ice, when about the middle, the ice began to crack, and fearing it would break, left his horse and ran for the bank. Upon reaching safety, and looking back he saw his horse still standing in the middle of the river, and returning brought the animal across; and though impeded by snow, reached home safely, where he found the family in a destitute condition. He taught district school for a number of terms in McDonough county. Owing to his aversion to public life, he would never accept any office, unless there was no one else that could fill the place. He filled the office of school trustee for several years, and also that of school treasurer. He was in the Mormon war as a volunteer. His wife died October 28, 1845, and for several years he was father and mother both to his children. After several years he married Mrs. Mary Noel, who survives him. He was the father of 12 children. His first wife's children were Margaret Michaels, who died a few years ago in Missouri; A. C. Walker, who is living in Little River, Kansas; J. G. Walker, who is near Salisbury, Missouri; Isabella Scott, living in Walnut Grove township, this county; Cynthia Axtell, living in Kansas, and a child which died in infancy; his second wife's children were W. A. Walker, living in Baileyville, Kansas; C. A. and M. A. Walker, who live on the old homestead, and three who died in infancy. He was sick for some time before his death, and his disease was of a peculiar and trying nature. He suffered a great deal, but tried hard to be patient in all his afflictions. He died about five o'clock a. m., January 6, 1885. The funeral took place the next day, attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives. The sermon was preached by the Rev. H. J. Frothingham, of Bushnell. The remains were buried in the Pearce cemetery." 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Walker (1765 - 1824)
  Mary Magdalene Harmon Walker (1769 - 1811)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Lockhart Campbell Walker (1812 - 1845)
  Mary Hogsett Noel- Walker (1820 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Ellen M Walker (____ - 1864)*
  Marion A Walker (____ - 1863)*
  Margaret Alexander Walker Michaels (1835 - 1935)*
  Alexander Campbell Walker (1837 - ____)*
  Joseph Gilmore Walker (1839 - 1925)*
  Mary Isabelle Walker Scott (1841 - 1929)*
  Cynthia Ann Walker Axtell (1843 - 1938)*
  William Andrew Walker (1851 - 1939)*
  Montgomery Allen Walker (1855 - 1922)*
  Martha Jane Walker (1857 - 1859)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cyrus Walker (1791 - 1875)*
  Joseph Gilmore Walker (1793 - 1841)*
  David Walker (1795 - 1795)*
  Abner Walker (1796 - 1851)*
  Cynthia Walker Campbell (1797 - 1891)*
  Cynthia Walker Mann (1798 - 1871)*
  Margaret Walker Calhoun (1800 - 1828)*
  Allen H Walker (1802 - 1858)*
  Alexander Walker (1803 - ____)*
  Jane Elizabeth Walker Walker (1805 - 1844)*
  Andrew Harmon Hammond Walker (1808 - 1885)
  Pinkney Walker (1811 - 1815)*
  Quintus Walker (1814 - 1902)**
  Martha Magdaline Walker Berry (1816 - 1844)**
  Thomas P. Montgomery Walker (1819 - 1888)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Aberghast-Pearce Cemetery
Bushnell
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Delaine Shirley-Noyer
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87492489
Andrew Harmon <i>Hammond</i> Walker
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