Ignatius A. Aull, farmer, Knottsville Precinct, was born in this precinct, on Pup Creek, two miles northeast of Knottsville, Feb. 6, 1841, and is a son of Benjamin Aull (deceased), a native of Maryland, who came to Nelson County, Ky., in a very early day, and afterward to Daviess County. Our subject’s mother’s maiden name was Maria Drury. Mr. Aull was brought up on his father’s farm, and received a limited education in a subscription school, taught in a log cabin, with split poles for seats, and a puncheon writing desk. He was married May 2, 1865, to Miss Mary Melissa Long, daughter of Richard Long. They have eight children – Mary J., Edward, Annie, Teresa, Ellis, Emma, Josephine and Barnhard. Mr. Aull is engaged in farming and stock-raising on his farm of 200 acres, four miles east of Knottsville. On the 8th day of October, 1882, he purchased the general store of W.S. Hazel, in Knottsville, and the business is conducted by T.E. Aull, under firm name of I.A. Aull & Co. Mr. Aull is a member of the Catholic Total Abstinence Society.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.