Joseph W. Gore, Upper Town Precinct (recently cut off from Knottsville), was born in Knottsville Precinct, Sept. 3, 1826, and is a son of Thomas Gore (deceased), a native of Virginia, who came to this county with his parents from Nelson County, Ky. about 1804 or 1805. Mr. Gore has always lived on a farm. When a young man he learned the carpenter’s trade, at which he worked for twelve years. Since that time he has devoted his time and attention to farming. He was married in 1853 to Miss Susan Shortridge, by whom he had six children, four now living – Alice, Oscar, Annie and William. Mrs. Gore died in 1866 and in 1875 he again married, this time to Miss Mary Purcell, by whom he has three children – Mamie, Lida and George. For the past thirty years Mr. Gore has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.