Gideon A. Allgood, was born in Yadkin County, N.C., Jan. 27, 1848. His father, James Allgood, was born in North Carolina, in 1811, and came to Daviess County in 1855, where he died March 10, 1860. His mother, Amelia (Hudspeath) Allgood, was born in North Carolina in 1812, and died in 1877, leaving four children – Nathan B., John L., Fiza A., and Gideon. Mr. Allgood was reared on a farm, and went to school at intervals until twenty-four years of age. He is a single man. In 1872 he was elected Constable to fill out the term of Robert Ellis, resigned. He served as Deputy Sheriff a year and a half, and as Deputy Assessor two years. In 1878 he was elected Assessor, and re-elected in 1882. He is a member of the Baptist church, and of Yelvington Lodge No. 693, A.F. & A.M.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.