HISTORY OF DAVIESS COUNTY.
than any other firm in the county in a retail way. He has five
children-Julia, W. J., Clara, Henry D. and Minnie. He and
family are members of the Catholic church.
William Pottinger was born in Nelson County, Ky., May 25,
1833, and lived there till he was nineteen years of age, when he
went with his father to Hancock County, and lived there four years.
They then came to Daviess County, locating in Owensboro. His
father, Robert L. Pottinger, was born in what is now Marion
County, Ky., in 1805, and died Sept. 20, 1862. . His mother, Ellen
(Scott) Pottinger, a sister of Judge Scott, of Owensboro, was born
in 1811. His parents had a family of seven children-William
James L., Francis H., Robert B., Mary I., Thomas J. and Ann:
E. The latter died in February, 1880. William Pottinger was
married Dec. 18, 1860, to Miss Fannie L. Greenwell, a native of
Shelby County, Ky. She was educated at Fairfield, Nelson County.
Nine children have been born to them, six living-Marv Ml., Alice
L., Anna E., Josephine, Robert A. and William F. Three died in
infancy. The first three years in Owensboro he was in the mer-
cantile business. He then taught school twelve Years. He has
been Acting Deptuty County Assessor nine years, and is now City
Assessor. He has a grocery on the corner of Maryland and Trip-
lett streets. Mr. Pottinger is a member of the Catholic church
and the Catholic Knights of America, Owensboro Branch, No. 18.
Andrew Shobe, born in Hardy County, W. Va., was a son
of Adonijalh and Amelia (Jones) Shobe, both natives of Hardy
County, his father born in 1817, and his mother born in 1827.
There was a family of seven children, six now living-Andrew,
Henry, Gabriel, Job, John and Edward. His mother died in
1856, and his father married Mary Ann Jones. They had two chil-
dren-Adda and Alice. His father died in 1881, and his step-
mother still lives in Montgomery County, Ind. Aug. 19, 1862,
Mr. Shobe enlisted in Company C, Thirteenth West Virginia
Volunteer Infantry, U. S. A., and served three years. He was in
all the battles in the valley of Virginia in 1864; was mustered out
at Wheeling in Jnne, 1865. He came to Kentucky in 1865, and
the first year lived in Henderson County. In 1866 he came to Da-
viess County. He was married Feb. 18, 1869, to Nettie Gillim, a
native of Daviess County, born Nov. 18, 1852. They have three
children-Kirby, born Dec. 16, 1869; Katie, March 21, 1872; Sid-
ney, July 21, 1880. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal
church. Mr. Shobe is a member of Pleasant. Valley Lodge, No
318, A. F. A. M.