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867 > Page 867 of History of Daviess County, Kentucky, together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational religious, civil military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, biographies of representative citizens, and an outline history of Kentucky.

lELVINGTON PRECINCT. his grandmother. He is now twenty-four years of age. -IJe mar- ried Ella Hollis. IMr. Tnrnharn at one time owned 480 acres of land, but portions of it have been sold, till now Mrs. Turnham owns but 280 acres. Mr. Turnlham died in 1869. William T. IF(Idker, of, Yelvingto0J, was boln in this county May 7, 1838. His father, Richard Walker, was an early settler in Da- viess County, coming from Virginia. Mr. Walker's boyhood days were spent on the farm, and he received a common-school educa- tion. For six years he was engaged in running logs to Evansville. Hie then bought a half interest in a portable saw-mill, which lie ran for three years. Ile has been constantly engaged in the lum- bering and saw-mill business since 1872. His mill is now located onl the land of Bowlds and Higdon, in Knottsville Precinct. The mill is of the Blandy make. Mr. Walker was married March 18- 1860, to Margaret, daughter of Harry Roberts. They have had nine children, eight of whom are living-Josephine, Martha Il., Samuel T., Strawther D., William H., Lena, Ernest and Richard. One daughter, Lizzie, died at tile age of five years. Mr. Walker is a Mason, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Simeon D. lFebber, born in Wilson County, Tenn., Oct. 9, 1S37, is a son of James J. Webber (deceased), a native of Virginia. le was reared to the life of a farmer, and now owns 204k acres of valuable land, all made by his own industry and good managc- ment, three miles northeast of Yelvington. During the war of the Rebellion he enlisted in Comipany B, Seventh Tennessee Regi- ment, and served four years. He was in the battles of Seven Pines, Gaines's Mills, first Bull Run and others. In the fall of 1865 Mr. Webber went to Hancock County, Ky., and in 1870 came to Daviess County. Nov. 16, 1867. he married Bettie Sulli, van. They have eight children-James M., William H., Robert H., John T., Mary E., Sarah J., Irene H. and George B. Emmett Wells was born in Daviess County, Ky.. June 8, 1852. His father, James C. Wells, now of Knottsville Precinct, was born in Shelby Cotunty, Ky., and came to Daviess County in 1842, and married Sallie A. Bell. Of their four children but two are living -Emmett and William D. Emmett was reared a farmer, and is now engaged in that occupation, owning a farm of sixty acres, two and a half miles southeast of Yelvington. He received a common- school education. Oct. 28, 1874, he married Laura Bell, daughter of Worden Riddle. Three children have been born to them, but two now living--Clharles and James Worden. Mr. and Mrs.Wells are members of the Baptist church.