Carroll County Family Reports



Contributed By: Geneva Pettit

Noble Nash Hundley, born 5 Jan., 1863 in Port Royal, died 1949 in Owen County, Ky. He was the son of Evan Hundley and Elizabeth Wilson Hundley, grandson of Sidney Hundley and Nancy Owens. He married Laura Douthitt, 24 Feb., 1891, in Henry County.

Noble Nash was Capt. of several Paddle Wheel Packet Boats. Many stories are told about how he used to stop and spend the night with his sister Pearl Hawkins who lived near the KY. River in Henry County. He would always let her know he was coming by a special signal he gave with his whistle.

In the winter of 1917-18 the rivers froze over and he was stranded in Carrollton, Ky. He bought a pair of ice skates and skated all the way to his home in Gratz,

The "Falls City Packet Boat" picture was given to me by Lucy, daughter of Noble Nash Hundley. A large picture of the boat can be seen at the Owen County Historical Society and shows Noble Nash in a white shirt coming off the boat.

Geneva Pettit