Biography - George Walborn

GEORGE W. WALBORN, millwright, P. O. Jonesboro, was born April 19, 1826, in Dauphin County, Penn., and is a grandson of George Walborn, who was of German descent, born in Pennsylvania, where he was married. His son Christian was born there in 1802, and died in 1870. He was also married there to Judy Hartman, who was born in Dauphin County, Penn., where she died. She was the mother of ten children, of whom our subject is the oldest. He received a common school education in the subscription schools of Dauphin County, where he also worked with his father on the farm till his fifteenth year, when he learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed till he was thirty years old, when he learned millwrighting, which he has followed till the present day. Mr. Walborn was joined in matrimony to Malinda Cruse, born August 27, 1827, in Union County, Ill. Her parents, Peter and Sophia (Hess) Cruse, came from North Carolina. Mrs. Walborn is a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. Walborn is a dimitted member of the A., F. & A. M., also an I. O. O. F. He is also a member of the M. E. Church, and in politics is identified with the Democratic party. He has traveled over about twelve States.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 116.

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