Owen County Photo Album

Everyone loves to see heritage photos! If you would like to share your photos and have them posted on this site, please email me with the link below! Photos should be in .jpg or .gif format if possible.


Julia Ann Smoot Raisor and James Robert Raisor

 This photo was taken at the old Pleasant Home Baptist Church  in about 1915 by a professional photographer in Pleasant Home.

J. R. died in  1930 on their farm near Gratz. He went  by the name "Polk" and his obituary in the Owenton paper, listed him as Polk.

Contributed By: Robert Raisor

Great Grandson


Christopher Columbus Sanford Bradford Ayres (1834-1913) and his wife Sarah Thornton (1841-1928) He was the son of Lewis Ayres of Poplar Grove and became a champion fiddle player. The couple lived in Owen Co.

Contributed By: Paula Ayres  Olszewski & Barry L. Marston


James Thomas Paschal "Pack" Ayres (1828-1910) was a brother of Christopher C. Ayres. He was reported to be nearly seven feet tall and could outrun a horse. He served in the Confederacy as a messenger.

Contributed By: Paula Ayres  Olszewski & Barry L. Marston