James Aull, born in Nelson County, Ky., June 24, 1817, was a son of Benjamin Aull, a native of Maryland, and a descendant of the Lord Baltimore Catholics. His early education was received in the early log school-house, while residing on his father’s farm. He came to Daviess County with his parents in 1827, and has since resided here with the exception of five years spent in Hancock County. He owns a farm of 121 acres six miles northeast of Knottsville. He was married in 1839 to Charlotte, daughter of Abraham McDaniel. Eleven children were born to them, nine now living – William T., James A., John Z.T., George W., Charles R., Verlinda J., Elizabeth F., Martha E. and Margaret A. Mary V. and Victoria are deceased. Both left families. Mr. Aull’s 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. Courtesy of the Daviess County Bicentennial Committee