AAFA Kentucky Bible and Family Records
By Lynn D. Shelley, AAFA #484
From Published Sources
From BIBLE RECORDS OF MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY FAMILIES published by
the Harrodsburg Historical Society, Britton Printing Service, 1973.
The following records are from a Walker family Bible in the possession
of Martin E. Walker, Jr.
H. H. Walker and Alice Edwards married Oct. 7th 1867 at Cincinnati
H. H. Walker, Jr. and Myrtle Alford married Aug. 25, 1900 (at Lexington,
The following records are from a Bible in the possession of Martin E.
Walker, Jr. of Harrodsburg, KY. THE HOLY BIBLE, Holman's Edition, Philadelphia,
A. J. Holman and Co., No. 1222 Arch Street, 1887.
Henry H. Walker Sr. and Alice Edwards were married Oct. 7th 1867 at
G. A. Alford and Louisa J. Hendren were married Dec. 2nd, 1869
Tom McMurry and Dessie Alford were married Dec. 4th, 1889
Henry H. Walker Jr. was born June 22nd, 1874
Myrtle Alford was born Oct. 20, 1878
Henry H. Walker, Sr. was born July 23, 1846
Alice Edwards was born April 28, 1845
G. A. Alfordwas born July 7, 1844
Louisa J. Hendren was born Dec. 8, 1850
Dessie Alford was born June 26, 1873
Onias A. Alford was born Aug. 14, 1880
[Are the following children of H. H. Walker, Jr. and Myrtle Alford?]
Willie E. Walker was born July 8, 1868
Voorhies Walker was born Nov. 26, 1869
Martin E. Walker was born Jan. 31, 1879
Louisa J. Alford departed this life Nov. 20th, 1881
Henry H. Walker Sr. departed this life Jan. 26, 1883
Willie E. Walker departed this life Sept. 11th, 1868
Henry H. Walker Jr. died Feb. 29, 1908
Martin Edwards Walker Sr. died Oct. 19, 1946
Voorhies Walker died May 21, 1956
AAFA NOTES: Additional death dates found in KY Vital Statistics
Alice E. Walker died Feb. 9, 1935, Mercer Co. KY, Death Cert. 05090
Myrtle A. Walker died Oct 11, 1965, McCracken Co. KY, Death Cert. 23651
No Dessie McMurry found and no Thomas McMurry died in Mercer Co.
Martin E. Walker died in Franklin Co. although he was a resident of
Mercer Co.--Death Cert. 21366
Voorhies Walker died in Mercer Co.--Death Cert. 10680
One assumes looking at the names in this Bible that it is the Bible
of Myrtle Alford and husband Henry H. Walker, Jr. since they are the
first births recorded. That seems to indicate that Myrtle was a daughter
of Granville and Louisa Hendren Alford and that Dessie and Onias A.
Alford were her siblings. The three Walkers listed after these must
have been her children. The 1880 census for Granville and Louisa (Mercer
Co., E.D. 134, Sheet 20, Lines 28-33) have two daughters for this couple--Emma,
born 1873, and Sallie, born 1879/1880. These could be Dessie and but
is Sallie the same person as Myrtle? Onias was born in August, probably
after the 1880 census. In 1900 Myrtle is living in Lexington (Fayette
Co.) with a cousin Henry Bush. She married H. H. Walker, Jr., there
later in the year. In 1900 her father and stepmother, Sarah J. _______
are living in Mercer County with her siblings, Onias, Alma, William
P. and Granville (Jr.?). If Louisa Hendren Alford died in 1881, then
Alma, William P. and Granville (Jr.) are Myrtle's half-siblings.