Kirtley Y. Berkshire, born Nov. 29, 1849, in Boone County, Ky., is a son of Belfield and Elizabeth (Terril) Berkshire, natives of Boone County, Ky. They had a family of six sons, four now living. His father died in May, 1855. His mother married L.F. Jackson. They have three daughters. When twenty years of age Mr. Berkshire came to Daviess County, and bought a farm of 111½ acres in Upper Town; resided there till April, 1879, when he came to Owensboro, and entered the flouring mill of J.C. Terril, where he is still engaged, having had charge of the mill the greater part of the time. He was married Jan. 15, 1872, to Mollie, daughter of Benjamin Allan. They have four children – Benjamin, Beulah, Elizabeth and Harry. One son, Belfield, died in infancy. Mr. Berkshire has been a member of the Christian church since fifteen years of age. He owns his residence on Lewis street, between Fifth and Sixth.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.