Zachariah Bowlds, born in Daviess County, Ky., May 9, 1825, was a son of John Bowlds, an early settler of this county. His mother died when he was eighteen months old, and his father then moved to Nelson County, where he died when Zachariah was five years old. In the fall of 1839 he returned to this county and has since made this his home. He owns 100 acres of good land and is engaged in general farming, though he makes a specialty of tobacco. In 1851 he married Francis, daughter of Henry Wells. They have four children – John H., Mary S., Charles Z. and William H. They family are members of the Catholic church.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.