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Walker, Elbridge G.

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Walker, Elbridge G.
February 21, 2007 04:41PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1886. Allen County.

ELBRIDGE G. WALKER was born in Washington County, Ark., October 28,
1834. His parents removed to Kentucky while he was an infant and
settled in Allen County, where he remained with them until he attained
the age of seventeen years. Previous to that time he had obtained a
good common school education. In 1852 he took the situation of a
druggist's clerk in Nashville, Tenn., where he remained for six years,
after which he was employed in the same business in Glasgow, Ky. During
those eight years he was a close student and became proficient in
pharmaceutical knowledge. At the beginning of the war he returned to
his native place, where he remained, and in 1864 he engaged in the
mercantile trade, in which he continued for about four years. In 1868
he was elected to the office or circuit court clerk of Allen County. He
was re-elected in 1874 and served in that office for a term of twelve
years; he has also held the office of master commissioner for nine years
up to the present time (1885). Politically Mr. Walker is a Democrat.
On the 21st of April, 1871, he was united in marriage with Miss Albina
Settles, daughter of Thomas J. and Jane Settles, of Allen County, Ky.
To this union were born five children, four of whom are living: James
Mortimer, Thomas A., Queen Nellie and Ethel. Mrs. Walker is a
consistent and active member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Walker is a
member of the Methodist Church South. He is a member of Graham Lodge,
No. 208, of the order of Ancient Masonry and is a Master Mason. He is a
son of Dr. A. S. Walker, who was born in 1811, in Jessamine County, Ky.,
and graduated in medicine and surgery in the old Transylvania University
at Lexington, Ky. In the same year he married Melvina M. McReynolds, of
Allen County, Ky., after which he removed to Arkansas and engaged in the
practice of medicine for a few years; he returned to Kentucky, where he
pursued a very successful practice and stood at the head of his
profession until his death, which occurred very suddenly at the bedside
of a patient, on the 28th of January, 1884. Mrs. Melvina M. Walker was
born in 1812, and is now seventy-three years of age and the last
surviving member of a large family. William Walker, the grandfather of
our subject, was born in Virginia, and came to Kentucky with his parents
at an early day. He engaged in the practice of law for many years, and
was one of the successful lawyers of his day. He was the son of George
Walker, a native Virginian, who imigrated from that State and located in
what was then the colony of Virginia, but is now Jessamine County, Ky.
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