UPPER TOWN PRECINCT.
farmer and has lived in Daviess County all his life, with the excep-
tio)n of eighteen months. He was married Aug. 23, 1853, to Arte-
misia Higdon, a native of Nelson County, Ky., born April 7, 1825.
They have four children-Catherine, John T., Rosa, William H.
Mr. Wilkerson owns 101 acres of fine land five miles southeast of
Oweneboro, on the Hartford road. Mrs. Wilkerson is a member
of the Catholic church.
John J. Williams, carpenter and builder, was born Oct. 14,
1828, in Hancock County, Ky., where he resided till forty-five years
of age. In 1847 lie enlisted in Company F, Fourth Kentucky In-
fantry, Captain McCrary, and served till the close of the Mexican
war. He worked on the river until the breaking out of the Re-
bellion, flatboating and steamboating. Since the close of the war
lie has worked at the carpenter's trade and building.- He came to
Davies6 County in 1874. He was married Nov. 24, 1852, to Eliza
J. Burnett, a native of Hancock County, Ky., born Oct. 7, 1832.
They have six children-John H., born Jan. 2, 1859; James H.,
born Nov. 10, 1860 ; Robert E., born Feb. 22, 1866 ; Viola, born
Feb. 6, 1868; L. T., born Nov. 21, 1871, and Letitia C., born Oct.
R. 1; Wootten, born in Spencer County, Ky., Feb. 17, 1839, was
a son of William H. and Rosalia (Cooiues) Wootten, both natives of
Nelson County, Ky. His father was born -March 25, 1811, and was
killed by a guerrilla near Slate Riffle, Ohio Co., Ky. His mother
was born in 1815, and died in November, 1860. R. I. was the second
often children. When quite young his parents moved to Nelson
Countv, where he remained till 1859, when he came to Daviess
County. He enlisted in Company B, Third Kentucky Cavalry, U.
S. A., and served three nears and ten months. After the war lie
worked at the printer's trade till 1880, when he was appointed Gov-
ernment Storekeeper. He was married March 28, 1864, to Jennie
E. Higdon, a native of Owensboro, born in 1841. They have fou r
children-Clara R., born Sept. 25, 1870; John T., horn Oct. 1, 1873;
Alfred C., born Aug. 1, 1876; Charles R., born Dec. 27, 1882. Mr.
Wootten is a member of the Catholic church and of the Catholic
Knights of America. He also belongs to No. 3, Department of
Kentucky, G. A. R.: