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Walker, William K.

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Walker, William K.
March 15, 2007 12:10PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

WILLIAM K. WALKER was born February 25, 1842, about seven miles east of
Bowling Green, Warren Co., Ky. When about eighteen months old he was
brought by his parents to Butler County, and located at Reedyville, where
he remained about thirteen years, and from whence he removed to Edmonson
County and began farming for his father near Brownsville. In 1867 he
removed to Horse Cave, and in 1869 to Rocky Hill Station, Edmonson County,
where he now resides. His father, John Walker, was born in 1807 in
Virginia. He was a farmer by occupation, and a son of Robert Walker, who
was also a farmer and of Irish descent. John Walker married, about 1828,
Margaret Gott, whose father was a soldier in the war of 1812. From this
union sprang seven sons and three daughters, of whom William K. is the
eighth child. William K. married, September 5, 1868, Louvisa H., daughter
of George T. and Louvisa (Patton) Fishback, of Clark County. To them have
been born Maggie A., George T. (deceased), Betsey, Cora, Clarence and
Lulu. Mr. Walker commenced life for himself at the age of twenty-one
years, as a farmer and speculator in stock and leaf tobacco. At the age
of twenty-two he began the dry goods business at Brownsville. After about
three years he again embarked in the tobacco business, in which he has
since engaged with fair success. He is the owner of thirty-two acres of
well improved and productive land, besides a good house and lot at Rocky
Hill station. He is a member, with his wife, of the Christian Church, and
is numbered among the largest dealers of leaf tobacco on the line of the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad. He handles about 500 hogsheads yearly.
Mr. Walker is also a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics is
a stanch Democrat, being chairman of the Democrataic County Committee.

Walker Gott Patton Fishback
Bowling_Green-Warren-KY Reedyville-Butler-KY Horse_Cave-Hart-KY VA

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