James S. Knox,
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.
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
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