James D. Bowlds, two miles southeast of Knottsville, farmer and stock-raiser, owning 150 acres of valuable land, was born in Knottsville Precinct, March 27, 1842, and is a son of Thomas Bowlds (deceased), also a native of this precinct. Mr. Bowlds’ grandfather, James Bowlds, was an early settler of Daviess County. Our subject has always been on a farm, and received his education in the common schools. He married Miss Sarah Hagan in 1861, the daughter of Benjamin A. Hagan, of this precinct. They have had ten children, seven of whom are living – Benjamin, Ida, Edward, Jessie, Guy, Lorena and Minnie. Mr. Bowlds is a member of the Catholic Total Abstinence Society, and at one time was banner carrier in that society. He has held the offices of School Trustee and Road Overseer.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.