HISTORY OF DAVIESS COUNTY.
He attended St. Joseph College five months, Gethsemane five
months and, Cecilian -College fifteen months. After leaving school
he bought stock two months, and in February, 1880, went to Ne-
braska, and remained six months. He then returned to Kentncky,
coming to Owensboro. Ile worked threeinontlis for Hill Hill,
and then worked for M. V. Monarch until July, 1881, when lie
obtained his present position as bookkeeper for Hill Hill. He
was married Feb. 21, 1882, to Mary Stevens, a native of Daviess
County, born Sept. 12, 1863. Mr. Turner is a member of the
Catholic church. -
Charles Vowels was born in Nelson County, Ky., June 4, 1807,
and came to Daviess County in 1838, settling on a farm near where
lie now lives and where he owns 106k acres of good land, on the
head waters of Yellow Creek. Oct. 24, 1826, he married Elinor
Hayden, a native of Nelson County, born July 4, 1803. She died
May 7,1880. Their children are-John, born Feb. 9, 1831; Eliza,
Aug. 24, 1832; Henry, Feb. 19, 1834; Thomas, Feb. 29, 1836;
Washington George, March 26, 1842; Julia A., Jan. 1, 1844;
Ellen A., June 10, 1848. Mr. Vowels has sixty grandchildren and
twenty great-grandchildren. He is seventy-six years of age and
has never been sick-in his life.
Elias X. Ware was born in Shelby County, Ky., Jan. 17, 1838.
When nine months old he was taken to Clay, Ky., and lived there
till lie was twelve years old. He then lived two years in Lawrence
County, Ind., and from there returned to Shelby County, where le
lived till 1878, when lie came to Daviess County and located on his
present farm, seven miles east of Owensboro, where he has fifty
acres of good land, and is engaged in farming and blacksmithing.
He was married in 1859 to Sarah E. Tucker, a native of Shelby
County, Ky., born Feb. 22, 1838. They have had two children,
only one now living-Richard T.- born Feb. 12, 1865. Mr. Ware
is a member of Solomon's Lodge, No. 5, A. F. A. M., and the I.
0. 0. F. in Shelby County. He was City Councilman of Shelby-
ville from 1868-'78, and Deputy Assessor from 1868-'70.
0. E. Wilkersan was born in Daviess County, Ky., Nov. 1, 1826.
His father, Thornton Wilkerson, was born in Culpeper County,
Va., in 1790; came to Kentucky in 1820, settling first in Shelby
County; died in Daviess County in 1857. His mother, Letty
(Elliott) Wilkerson, was born in Maryland in 1796 and died in
Daviess County, Ky., in 1872. There were four children-Robert,
Charles E., Thornton and Catherine. C. E. has always been a