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David Walker, Johnstown

Originally posted for the Holiday Extravaganza 2003 Families

Transcribed by Joanne Murray. Contributed by Lisa Slaski.


David Walker is the eldest son of William Walker, who was born in Broadalbin, Montgomery County, (now Fulton County,) in the year 1779. He (David) was born at Johnstown, Montgomery County, May 21, 1806, was brought up on the homestead at Broadalbin, and educated at the district school of the town. In 1829, at the age of twenty-three years, he left the old home and took up his residence in Caledonia. He followed the occupation of farming till within the last twenty years, during which time he has retired from active business life. On the 18th of March, 1835, he was married to Isabelle Robertson of Broadalbin, N.Y. She was born July 8, 1806.

Mr. Walker is a member of the United Presbyterian Church, and has officiated as deacon of a church for nearly forty years. In politics he is a Republican, and, though never having sought office, has been elected several times in his town. He was town Supervisor in 1864 and 1865, and has been Justice of the Peace for several years. Mr. And Mrs. Walker have passed the “three score years and ten” of their lives and still appear exceptionally well preserved. By an upright life of industry and integrity they have secured a competency for a comfortable support during their declining years, and have justly gained the respect in which they are held by all who know them.

Source:  Smith, James H. History of Livingston County, New York 1687 - 1881. Pp. 468 - 469. Syracuse, NY. D. Mason & Co., publisher.

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