D. W. Frailey, farmer and mechanic, was born in Hardin County, in 1841, the sixth of seven children of Daniel and Mollie Frailey. The father was born in Tennessee, married in Kentiicky, and afterward settled in Hardin County, where he
remained as a farmer until his death by lightning, in 1855. He was married three times, and his second wife is the mother of our subject, who was a child when she died. After his father's death our subject began at thirteen for himself, by working on a farm. He had a fair common-school education, and in 1862 enlisted in Company F, Fifteenth Kentucky Cavalry; and after active service was discharged in the fall of 1863, the expiration of his enlistment. In 1864 he married Emma Wilkinson. Their children are William R., Daniel A., Ida, Martha and Lula. His wife died in 1877, and he married his present wife, Anna, a native of Hardin County. Their children are Henry A., Jacob F. and Edward C. In 1883 he left Hardin County, and since then has lived on his present farm of 100 acres, in Franklin County, all the fruit of his own efforts. He is a Democrat, and first voted for McClellan. He is a member of the Farmer's Mutual Benefit Association, and he and his wife are members of the Christian Church.