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Walker, Richard S.

Born: 1801

Died: 1885

Flourished: Morgan County, Illinois

Walker was a resident of Morgan County as early as 1835. He served alongside Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois House of Representatives for one term, 1836 to 1838, representing Morgan County. Walker was vocal in the creation of Cass county. He married Mary Ann Wood in Cass County in 1845.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Morgan County, 68:240, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 206; Historical Sketches of Cass County, Illinois, 2 vols. (Virginia, Illinois: The Enquirer, nd), 1:99; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Cass County, 16 January 1845, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Cass County, IL.