Thomas E. Aull, merchant, Knottsville, was born in Knottsville Precinct, May 26, 1849, and is a son of Ben. T. Aull, of Knottsville. The subject of this sketch was brought up on a farm, and received a common-school education; he also attended for a time the select school of Prof. H.P. Hart, of Owensboro. He afterward taught school nine months in Knottsville. In 1870 he went into the mercantile business in Knottsville with his brother, J.W. Aull, under the firm name of T.E. Aull & Bro. In 1872 our subject sold his interests to C.O. Clements, and ran the business for him for eighteen months. He was elected Constable for this precinct in 1874, and re-elected in 1876. He resigned his office in 1878. From 1878 to 1880 he was Deputy Sheriff for the upper end of the county under E.C. Davis, and from January, 1880, to October of the same year he engaged in the grocery business and the manufacture of brick with Jott & Co., of Owensboro. He then sold and accepted the charge as chief salesman of Phillips Bros. & McAtee’s grocery store until October, 1882, when he came to Knottsville, and took charge of Ignatius A. Aull’s large general store, having an interest in the business, which is conducted under the firm name of I.A. Aull & Co. They carry a stock of from $3,500 to $4,000, consisting of everything usually kept in a first-class general store, and are doing a good business, which is constantly increasing. Mr. Aull was married October, 1870, to Miss Mary Sansbury, daughter of William Sansbury (deceased). This union has been blessed with five children – C. Neva, William A., Joseph and Annie (twins), and Charles. Mr. Aull is a consistent Catholic, and was President of the Total Abstinence Society at St. Lawrence Church during the years 1875 and 1876; and in 1876 he was Vice-President of the Diocesan Union of Total Abstinence. Mr. Aull is an enterprising business man, and bids fair for future success.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Courtesy of the Daviess County Bicentennial Committee