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History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p. 628.
LEWIS SPEAK, born in Nelson County, Ky., Oct. 15, 1815, is a son of John Speak, an early settler of that county. He was educated in the common schools and in St. Mary's College, Marion County. He was reared on a farm, and has always followed that occupation, now owning a farm of 100 acres. He came to Daviess County in 1850, and has since resided in this precinct, with the exception of one year spent in Yelvington. He married Frances M., daughter of William Medcalf. Nine children have been born to them--Mary, John T., Sarah, Matilda, Rebecca, Martina, Henry, William and Emma. Matilda married Zachariah Head, and died Jan. 21, 1883, leaving two children. Mr. Speak is a member of the Catholic Total Abstinence Society.