Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V. HENRY SM1TH HARKER, son of James and Puella Harker, was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., July 10, 1820. He moved with his parents to Peoria County, 1ll., in 1829. His father having located at Harker Corners, near Peoria, his life was, for the most part, spent in that vicinity. Mr. Harker was always a farmer, and of him it may well be said, "He filled his. place in life to good purpose." He was united in marriage, on Oct. 20, 1842, to 1sabella Duffield. who was born at New Marion, 1ndiana, March 8, 1823, and then living in the vicinity of Glasford, 1ll. This union was blest with a large family, but only those who survived infancy are here recorded. Mr. Harker was a large man, and in his later years, rather helpless. He and his wife were members of the Baptist faith. 1n the year 1875, on July 28, he passed away, his wife died April 23, 1892, and both lie buried in the Harker Corners Cemetery. Children as follows: William Duffield, Francis Marion, Jonathan Judson, Hannah Elizabeth, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson. Win. D., born May 18, 1844. He, like his father, was a large man, was always a school teacher, having had a brilliant mind. Mr. Harker married Amanda J. Watrous, Oct. 29, 1874, and died Oct. 7, 1902, leaving no family. Buried at Harker Corners. Francis M. born Sept. 1, 1849, in Timber township, Peoria County, 1ll. His early life was spent in thatvicinity. On July 2, 1868, he was married to Sarah A. Jones, daughter of W. G. and Electa Jones of Jones Hollow, near Peoria. She was born Aug. 16, 1847. Mr. Harker lived in 1roquois County, 1ll., for some time, but in 1878, moved to Jasper County, Mo., where he followed farming for a number of years. Later on, the family moved to Carthage, Mo., and Mr. Harker died there on Jan. 6, 1908, and is buried in Park Ce...