Walker, Alexander Waddell
Walker, Alexander Waddell a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 22, 1815. Hereceiveda good grammar-school education; spent much of his early manhood in marble-working, displaying both skill and taste; was converted in 1830, and was admitted into the South Carolina Conference in 1834, and for twenty-three years did efficient work on circuit, mission, and station, in the up country and in the lowlands, in the miasma of the swamps and rice-fields, and in the bracing air of the mountains, to the white man and to the black, to the polite and refined, and to the rude and uncultivated. In 1857 Mr. Walker settled at Spartanburg as supernumerary, and in 1861 enlisted in the Confederate army and served two years. He died in 1870. Mr. Walker was distinguished for purity and honesty of character, for sincerity, kindness, and generosity of heart, for modesty, constancy, courage, and conscientiousness. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church, South, 1870, p. 419.