Biography - William Burke

William BURKE, farmer, P. O. Walshville, was born in Kentucky February 6, 1817; son of John and Catharine (BARLOW) BURKE, he born in Virginia in 1785, and died in Montgomery County, Ill., in 1846; she, born in Virginia, and died in this county in 1836. Our subject is the seventh child of a family of eleven, and received his education in the common schools of this county. In 1840, he married Temperance HOLIDAY, born in this county in 1820, and died here in 1860, and daughter of Elliott HOLIDAY. His second wife was Mrs. Sara BROWN, born in Kentucky, and died in this county in 1870, and his third wife, Mrs. Sarah M. DUKES, was born in Livingston County, Ky., October 18, 1823. He has had twelve children, ten of whom are living - John B., Martha J., Joe A., Mary E., William R., Sina L., Alice E., Adda B., Edna C. and Katie A. Mr. BURKE has always been a farmer, having farmed in this county for fifty years, and is known as one of the leading farmers in the district. He is a Presbyterian, a Democrat, an A., F. & A. M., and an I. O. O. F.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 187-188.

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