|EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH|
Abner Walker was born in Lexington, Kentucky, August 10. 1796. He married Jane Damron at Columbia, Kentucky, October 20, 1829. He moved to McDonough county, Illinois, in 1830, where he resided until be moved to Greenbush, Illinois, in October, 1849. The parents of Abner Walker and wife were natives of Virginia and were of Scotch descent.To Abner Walker and wife the following-named children were born:
- George Alexander, born March 25, 1831; married Sarah Hedges, December 24, 1850. He died October 4, 1872.
- Mary Elizabeth, born September 25, 1834; married Squire J. Buzan, August 4, 1854.
- Joseph Gilmer, born August 6, 1842; died in the army during the civil war, in 1862.
- John Kelsey, born January 24, 1845; married Ann Jewell, in 1868.
- Mildred, born March 10, 1847; married Richard Fouke December 24, 1870.
- Lawson, born August 24, 1836; died of cholera, June 15, 1851.
- Abigail, born December 16, 1839; died of cholera, June 24, 1851. Abner Walker was by occupation a contractor; he also manufactured some large wooden pumps, and was engaged in keeping a hotel on the north side of the square, in the village of Greenbush, up to the time of his death, which occurred June 24, 1851, he being one of the victims of cholera that visited Greenbush that year. His wife continued to run the hotel up to the time of her death, which occurred January 24, 1855. In religion Mr. Walker was a Presbyterian. In politics he was a Whig.