Benedict J. Hagan was born near Taylorsville, Spencer Co., Ky. June 10, 1818. His father, Nicholas Hagan, a native of Maryland, was a shoemaker, and lived in several different places, finally coming to Daviess County in 1838. Benedict J. came here in 1839, and has always been a hard-working farmer, changing much of the land from a wild, uncultivated state to his present well-improved farm. He now owns 140 acres and is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He was married in 1840 to Maria J., daughter of Solomon McDaniel. Thirteen children have been born to them, nine of whom are living – Alfred I., Susan C., Sarah E., Stephen P., Rosella V., Robert A., Benedict E., Solomon N. and Lucinda J. One son, Henry L., died in 1878, aged twenty-two years. Mr. Hagan and family are members of the Catholic church. He is a member of the Total Abstinence Society.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.