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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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GEORGE E. WALKER, a prosperous farmer of Smith’s Precinct, Marshall County, was born June 24, 1818, in Mecklenburg County, Va. When he was fourteen years old, his parents, Robert and Rebecca (Johnson) Walker, removed from Virginia to middle Tennessee, and there George E. attained his manhood, and resided until coming to Marshall County, Ky., in 1852; his parents died in middle Tennessee. Mr. Walker was married February 24, 1842, to Miss Susan J., daughter of Thomas and Catherine Layne, nee Ulty. She was born in Tennessee, April 29, 1824. Mr. Walker, on coming to Marshall County, purchased 160 acres of land on which he now lives, and which he has highly improved. He is a practical farmer, having devoted his entire life to this pursuit. In politics he is a Democrat, but feels a pardonable pride in the fact that he has always taken advanced ground on the subject of temperance, and strongly advocates absolute prohibition. He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and of the Masonic order. Mr. and Mrs. Walker have had a family of fourteen children, whose names in the order of age are: Wm. T., Martha (Liles), John J., Robert S., Benjamin G., Susan E. (Roach), Marshall F., Hardin G., Frances C., Andrew J., Richard H., Gustavus A. and Rebecca J. Walker. William T., Martha, Benjamin G., Francis C., and an infant are deceased. Mrs. Catherine (Ulty) Layne died March 4, 1881, in her ninetieth year, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Walker.

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This family biography is one of 32 biographies included in the Marshall County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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