Joseph Haycraft was born in Hardin County, Ky., where he received most of his education; studied law with Judge M.H. Cofer, and graduated in the Law Department of the Louisville University in 1861; was First Lieutenant in the Confederate army; practiced law with Judge Cofer at Brandenburg; was Commonwealth’s Attorney 1875-‘6; for the last four years he has been in Owensboro in partnership with R.W. Slack.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.