HISTORY OF DAVIESS COUNTY.
I To. Martin was born in Shelby County, Ky., Feb. 17, 1826, and
was a son of John P. Martin, a native of Virginia, who died in Shel-
byville in 1867. I. T. was the fourth of seven children. He was
married Nov. 16, 1848, to Martha M. Owen, a native of Franklin
County, Ky. They have four children-Benjamin, Martha E.,
Josephine and Fannie. Mr. Martin lived in Shelby County till
twenty-two years of age, and then came to Daviess Connty, where
he now owns 115 acres of good land, eight miles east of Owensboro,
on the Litchlfield road. Politically he is a Democrat.
William Martin was born in County Down, Ireland, March 9,
1809. In the spring of 1831 he came to America, landing at
Quebec, and from there went to Buffalo, and remained till 1832.
He left there on account of cholera and went to Pittsburg, Pa.,
and remained there six months; then went to Cincinnati and sooni
after obtained emp!oyment on a steamboat as carpenter. Six
months later he went to Maysville, Ky., and worked at his trade
eighteen months. Oct. 16, 1834, he -married Elizabeth A. Oram,
a native of Baltimore, Md., born Nov. 4, 1814. After his marri age
he went to Natchez, Miss., and lived there four years, and then
went to Concordia Parish, La. He made several trips to Mary-
land, Kentucky and St. Louis, and finally bought 100 acres in Jetf
ferson County, Ky. He lived there three years and then exchanged
it for property in New Orleans. He lived there a year and then
bought a farm on Yellow Creek, Daviess County. In 1860 he
bought 125 acres six miles from Owensboro, where he still re-
sides. Two children have been born to him, only one now living
-William A., born Feb. 20, 1840. Mrs. Martin has been a mem-
ber of the Methodist Episcopal church since 1832. Mr. Martin in
his religious views is an Episcopalian.
W. E Miller, born in Daviess County, Ky., Aug. 6, 1850, is a
son of P. J. and Julia Ann Miller, both natives of Kentucky.
He was married in 1872 to Emma Shouse, a native of Daviess
County, born in 1854. Their children are-Allabell, James J.,
Minnie, Arthur, and Fleming. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members
of the Macedonia Baptist church. He owns a farm of 115 acres
six and a half miles from Owensboro. He is the present Road
Supervisor of Pleasant Grove District, No. 31.
Enos lcCormick, son of Francis and Priscilla (Newton) Mc-
Cormick, was born in Masonville Precinct, Daviess Co., Ky.,
Sept. 18, 1838. His educational advantages were limited, but he
attended the Bloomington, Ind., University a short time. April