Taken from: History of Daviess County, Kentucky, 1883

NORRIS LASHBROOK (deceased) was born in Bullitt County, Kentucky, July 8, 1809. He was a son of James Lashbrook. Norris was the second son of a family of six children. Norris was but fifteen years old when he came with his parents to Daviess County, Kentucky, settling in the timber, near where the Bethabara church now is, in Masonville Precinct. He married Catharine Foreman, in Nelson County, Kentucky, March 7, 1833. She was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, near Bardstown, and was a daughter of Thomas Foreman. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lashbrook settled on their farm near the Bethabara church, in Masonville Precinct. He and wife were both members of the Methodist Episcopal church. They had a family of seven children; six lived to be men and women - Martha Y., born February 1, 1834, married William A. Dotson, a Methodist minister; he died in 1879; she resides with her family in Newton, Kansas. Cordelia B., born November 1, 1835, married Gabriel Acton; she is now a widow, and resides with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Duke, in Ohio County. Sarah E. was born January 13, 1858, and married John B. Burton; she died in April, 1875. William M. was born November 26, 1839. He remained on the old homestead with his father until the late war, when, September 29, 1861, he enlisted in C.T. Noel's company, Wheeler's Confederate cavalry, and remained in the service until the close of the war; was in the battles of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Perryville, Kentucky; battle of Chickamauga, Tennessee; Missionary Ridge; Dug Gap on Taylor's Ridge; Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia; Peach Tree Creek, Georgia; Bentonville, North Carolina; and various other skirmishes, including a twenty-five days' skirmish in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, on a retreat after the battle of Perryville. At the close of the war, May 25, 1865, Mr. Lashbrook returned home to Daviess County where he has since remained. He married Lucy J. Bean, February 2, 1869. She was born in Ohio County, Kentucky and was a daughter of Henry and Martha (Birkhead) Bean, early settlers of Ohio County, Kentucky. After his marriage, Mr. Lashbrook settled near Bethabara church and remained here until 1877, when he purchased his present farm, one-half mile southwest of Masonville. He and wife are members of the Baptist church. They have had a family of six sons - Norris, born November 15, 1869; George, born January 21, 1872; Thomas, born June 16, 1874; Henry, born December 17, 1877; Yeiser, born May 25, 1880; Foreman, born September 14, 1882. Mr. Lashbrook owns a fine farm of 128 acres, eighty under cultivation. He raises tobacco, corn, wheat and hay, and horses and cattle. He is a Mason, and was formerly a member of the John J. Daviess Lodge, No. 389, Sugar Grove church; in politics is a Democrat. Saraiah D. Lashbrook was born January 29, 1842. He enlisted in Captain Noel's company, Wheeler's Confederate cavalry, and was wounded and captured at the battle of the Sacotchee Valley, Tennessee on the Sacotchee River. He died in the "Camp Chase" prison. James B. Lashbrook was born March 4, 1844. He married Sarah M. Taylor. They reside on their farm in Knottsville Precinct. Mildred R. was born January 24, 1846. She died an infant. Mr. Norris Lashbrook was one of the pioneers of Daviess County, Kentucky. He was an earnest Christian and a good husband, father and neighbor. He was a very intelligent man, of good judgment.