Harry I. Joy.There are many good violinists in Daviess County; but when a blacksmith tops them all as a note-reader and violin player, like Mr. Joy, he ought to be honorably mentioned by name. This genius was born in Henderson in 1834, and has spent all his life in the South. He came to Owensboro in 1880, since which time he has resided here, an “artificer in iron” at Guenther’s Novelty Machine Shop, excelling in the manufacture of mill-nicks. He has no family.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.