Joseph B. Aud, of the firm of J.B. Aud & Brother, Knottsville, was born in Nelson County, Ky., Dec. 19, 1829, and is a son of Thomas C. Aud (deceased), also a native of Nelson County, who brought his family to Knottsville in 1838, where he died in March, 1853. Our subject was brought up in Knottsville, where he attended the common schools. He also attended St. Mary’s College, in Marion County, for a time. For a short time he taught school, but in 1859 he and his brother, Hillary T. Aud, engaged in the mercantile business in Knottsville under the present name. They have been in the business ever since, and are consequently the oldest business firm in Daviess County. They carry a general stock of $5,000, doing an annual business of $17,000. Mr. Aud was Postmaster for Knottsville about five years, and Magistrate for eight years. In September, 1864, he married Miss Annie, daughter of William Sansbury. She died in December, 1876; and he married, in September, 1878, Nannie Mattingly, daughter of George Mattingly, of Whitesville, this county.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.