Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 147, submitted by Judy.
"James Eskew, deceased, a man among men, and an honest and unassuming
citizen of this county. who has long since gone to his final home above,
was born in the Old Dominion October 12,1799. He was raised by his
parents to man's estate in Kentucky, from whence he removed about the
year 1849 to this county, purchasing a farm some three miles northwest
of Boonville. Here he resided, at peace with his neighbors, successfully
engaged in farming until his death by accident in April, 1863. While a
resident of Kentucky, he wedded Nancy Carter, who died August 28,1852,
after bearing a family of twelve children, six of whom survive her. In
1855 he was united in marriage with Sarah Lorton, who bore him three
children, named William, Daniel and Loisa. Mrs. Eskew, together with her
three children, reside on the old homestead, which consists of 160
acres, managed by the sons. The mother and daughter are members of the
United Brethren Church. The youngest son belongs to the Methodist
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