Benedict J. Bowlds, farmer, one and one half miles east of Knottsville, was born in this precinct, Jan. 26, 1847, and is a son of Thomas Bowlds (deceased), an early settler of this county. Mr. Bowlds was brought up on his father’s farm and educated in the Knottsville school. On Jan. 12, 1869, he married Victoria R., daughter of Benedict J. Hagan. They have nine children – Sophia A., Mary M., Cora A., Raphael H., Rosa L., Maud E., Clara J., Lorena A. and Arthur I. Mr. Bowlds and family are Catholics, and he is a member of the Total Abstinence Society. He owns fifty-eight acres of valuable land.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.