Andrew Hammond Walker

Male 1808 - 1885


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  • Name  Andrew Hammond Walker 
    Born  16 Aug 1808  Adair Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Jan 1885  Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Aberghast-Pearce Cemetery, Bushnell, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cemetery also known as Pearce Cemetery and Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Person ID  I6628  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  10 Aug 2016 

    Father  Alexander Walker,   b. 12 Jul 1765,   d. 1824 
    Mother  Mary Magdalene Harmon 
    Family ID  F127  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jane Lockhart Campbell,   b. 8 May 1812, Knox Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1845, Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Mar 1834  McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Alexander Walker,   b. 22 Apr 1835, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1935, Salisbury, Chariton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alexander Campbell Walker,   b. 23 Jan 1837, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Joseph Gilmer Walker,   b. 26 Feb 1839, Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1925, Salisbury, Chariton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Isabella Walker,   b. 25 Sep 1841, Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Cynthia Ann Walker,   b. 14 Oct 1843, Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1938, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Aug 2016 
    Family ID  F105  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Hogsett,   b. 26 Jul 1820, Rockingham Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1900, Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Jan 1850 
    Children 
    >1. William Andrew Walker,   b. 8 Mar 1851, Bushnell, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Cyrus Abner Walker
     3. Montgomery Allen Walker,   b. 11 Nov 1855, Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Brown Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Martha Jane Walker,   b. 11 Jun 1857,   d. 3 Feb 1859, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Marian Alice Walker,   b. 23 Apr 1861,   d. 15 Jun 1863, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ellen Mahala Walker,   b. 15 Jun 1863, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1864, McDonough Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents DAR Lineage Book, Vol 072, pg.23 - Mary Edna Walker
    Walker pedigree lineage of Mary Edna Walker (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Last Modified  9 Aug 2016 
    Family ID  F120  Group Sheet

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    Andrew Hammond Walker
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  • Notes 

    • Biographical Sketch of Andrew Harmon Walker
      (from findagrave.com - apparently appeared with his obituary)


      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."



      Biographical Sketch of Andrew Hammond Walker
      (Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland, by Emma Siggins White. Published 1902 by Tiernan-Dart Publishing, Kansas City, KS. Index 2966, pg. 403.)
      Note: This book is available free at archive.org


      ANDREW HAMMOND Walker4 (2966) (Alexander3, Alexander2, John1) ; b. Aug. 16, 1808, in Adair County, Ky. He attended school near home, studying Greek and Latin evenings at home by the light of pine knots, old fashioned fireplaces being commonly used then, and material for lights scarce. He attended a law school at Columbia, Ky., graduating in 1828, but never practiced. His father dying about this time, he, with his stepmother, brothers and sisters, moved to Illinois, settling in 1830 near Clara's Grove, Morgan County. He taught school for awhile, but a deep fall of snow prevented the children from attending, and the school had to be abandoned. The family moved in 1831 to Camp Creek, McDonough County. He m. March 20, 1834, Jane Campbell, making their home in Walnut Grove Township. The nearest church organization, which the family often attended was 10 miles northeast of Macomb, they having to travel all this distance on horseback. He was at one time County Superintendent of Schools, being well fitted for the position. His wife was b. May 8, 1812, and d. Oct. 29, 1845. After liis first wife died he m. Jan. 31, 1850, Mrs. Mary Noel (her maiden name being Hogsett). His second wife moved to California with her son, Cyrus Abner, in 1892, and they now live at Mt. Sterling, Cal. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church, Cyrus being a Methodist. Andrew Walker d. Jan. 6, 1885. He visited his cousin, Joel Walker (No. 1828), in 1856, and made a copy of the original Walker Record compiled by Joel Walker.


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