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James S. Knox,

proprietor of livery and feed stable and dealer in horses, Vevay, was born in that city in 1831, son of George G. and Elizabeth (Poindexter) Knox. His father was a native of Madison County, Ky., and was born in 1791. He was a cabinet-maker and undertaker by trade, and moved to Vevay in 1817 to stay with his family, for whom he built his cabin two years previous, cutting the logs himself and rafting them down the river. The cabin is still standing. His wife, Elizabeth J. Poindexter, was born in Franklin County, Ky., in 1860. Robert Knox, the father of George G. Knox, was a native of County Down, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States with his parents, who located in Charleston, S.C. From here, when grown, he enlisted in the Revolutionary war and served during the entire struggle, receiving a bullet wound in his knee at the battle of the Cowpens, which eventually caused his death, the leaden missile never being extracted. He removed to Madison County, Ky., and in the fall of 1791 to Carrol County, where he died. He married Elizabeth Gill, a native of South Carolina. James S., the subject of this sketch, received his education in the common schools and learned the tinner's trade, which he soon after abandoned for the farm; after eight years in agricultural pursuits he was employed three years on the river as engineer, when he again resumed farming, which he continued up to 1877. Since that date he has been constantly in the livery business, also doing some business in the purchase and sale of horses. Mr. Knox was married, in 1859, to Rachel A. Blunk, a native of Switzerland County, and the children born to them were Elizabeth, Robert A. and Charles D. Mrs. Knox died, and in 1868 our subject was married to Louisa A. LE Clerc C. The children by this union are Julia A., Lena and William S., the latter deceased.