Biographies of Daviess County, Kentucky

from Perrin’s County of Daviess, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical, 1884

Joseph Hall, born in Henderson County, Kentucky, September 2, 1829, is a son of William Hall, a native of Virginia, and an early settler of Henderson County.  They came to this county in 1845, where they have since resided.  Joseph Hall owns 145 acres of good land, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising.  He is serving his second term as Justice of the Peace of this county.  He belongs to the Masonic fraternity.  October 12, 1854, he married Joanna, daughter of John Waltrip, an old settler of this county.  To them have been born ten children, nine now living – William H., Millard F., Benjamin F., Eugenia F., Mary E., Alberta, Elizabeth, Robert L. and Nellie.  Mr. Hall is a member of the Christian church.

Richard Hall, born in Henderson County, Kentucky, October 26, 1835, is a son of William Hall, a native of Virginia, who brought his family to this county in 1845, where they have since resided.  Richard was married April 1, 1862, to Mary J., daughter of Thomas Ransom.  To them have been born eight children – Anna, Nora, Hannah J., Thomas E., Katie, William L., Bettie and Theodore.  Mr. Hall owns a good farm of 147 acres.  He is a member of the Christian Church.

Thomas L. Harl, son of Thomas L. Harl, was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, September 1, 1854.  When twelve years of age his parents moved on the farm, two miles southeast of West Louisville, where they still reside.  He was married February 12, 1878, to Eliza A., daughter of Matthew Alvey.  Three children have been born to them – Mary E., James V. and Thomas L.  Mr. and Mrs. Harl are members of the Catholic church.  He owns a farm of 156 acres.

Thomas L. Harl, son of Hypocratus Harl, was born October 22, 1824, in Hardin County, Kentucky.  He was reared on a farm and received a common-school education.  He came to Daviess County in 1850.  The first eighteen years he lived in Owensboro, working at the carpenter’s trade.  He then moved to his farm, near West Louisville, where he has 100 acres of good land.  He was married November 15, 1850, to Eliza, daughter of Francis D. Blandford.  Ten children were born to them – Frances H., Thomas H., Sarah, James B., John W., Ella, Emma, Edward, Charles and Paul.  His family are all members of the Catholic church.

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