Biography - Walker Hickman

Walker F. HICKMAN, farmer, P. O. Hillsboro, the fourth of a family of nine children, was born in Crittenden County, Ky., in 1838, and moved to this county in 1852. His parents were William and Eliza (WITHERSPOON)HICKMAN, the former born in Bourbon County Ky., in 1803, a farmer by occupation, and died in this county in 1857; the latter born in Crittenden County, Ky., and died in this county in 1867. Our subject was educated at Hillsboro Academy, and his occupation is that of a farmer. In 1862, he was married to Melissa McCLAIN, who was born in this county in 1836, daughter of Joseph and Abigail (PAISLEY) McCLAIN, the former born in Guilford County, N. C., in 1800, and the latter a native of the same county. Mr. HICKMAN has in addition to his farm labors, filled the office of School Director for many years; he was in the late war, a member of Company B, One Hundred and Seventeenth Illinois Regiment, having enlisted at Hillsboro, Ill., in August, 1862. His children are as follows: Alma M., Ellert M., Frank C., Eva O., Carl C. and Ethel E. Mr. HICKMAN is a Cumberland Presbyterian, and politically a Republican.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 196-197.

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