From BIBLE RECORDS OF MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY FAMILIES published by the Harrodsburg Historical
Society, Britton Printing Service, 1973. page 164.
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, Christian Church)
THE HOLY BIBLE, Holman's Edition
A. J. Holman and Co., No. 1222 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 1887
In the possession of Martin E. Walker, Jr., Harrodsburg, KY
Henry H. Walker Sr. and Alice Edwards were married Oct. 7th 1867 at Cincinnati
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 [listed as Emma Dessie Dolan with this birthdate, father Granville Alford and mother Lula, on her 1947 Illinois death record.]
Onias A. Alford was born Aug. 14, 1880
[Three children below are siblings of Henry H. Walker Jr., children of Henry H. Walker Sr. and Alice Edwards:]
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
DEATHS [additional death dates found in KY Vital Statistics File]
John Baker married Mary Alford
John McKay married Catherine Alford
Alexander H. Blue married Ann H. Alford
John Byars Brown married Susan Alford
AAFA NOTES: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. Myrtle was a daughter of Granville and either her father's first wife, Louisa Hendren, or his second wife, Sarah J. Goodlett.
The 1880 census for Granville and Louisa (Mercer Co., E.D. 134, Sheet 20,
Lines 28-33) have two daughters for this couple: Emma, age 7, and Sallie, 2/12. Emma is the Dessie in this Bible record. Their son Onias was born in August,
after the 1880 census. Who is Sallie, who appears in no other records, including this Bible, and where is Myrtle??
In 1900 Myrtle is living in Lexington (Fayette Co.) with a cousin Henry Bush. She is age 21, born Oct 1878.
Myrtle married H. H. Walker, Jr., there later in the year. In 1910 she is a widow with 0 children, living in Bourbon Co., KY.
Myrtleís death certificate and her gravestone list her birth year as 1883. Her death certificate and her obituary list her mother as Louise.
However, her fatherís first wife, Louise, died in 1881 according to Bible record, which lists Myrtle Alfordís birthdate
as 20 Oct 1878 as does the 1900 census, but she is not on the 1880 census.
Her father married his second wife, Sarah, in 1882. Either Myrtle's 1878 birthdate in this Bible record and on the
1900 census is incorrect, or the 1883 birthdate in other records is incorrect.