Monday, February 8, 2021

Maria Thompson Daviess

Maria Thompson Daviess
Photo from the Kentucky Historical Society

Born in 1820, Maria Thompson Daviess grew up in a socially prominent family with all the advantages of her generation. In 1839, she married W. H. Daviess. Her formal education was slight but she read avidly and early displayed a talent for writing. In the 1880s she undertook a series of "Recollections" for the local paper. These were later published as The History of Mercer and Boyle Counties, a very thorough and complete work.

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