PRESTON E. DOWNER, Fairview. The subject of this sketch is a native of Todd county, Ky., having been born near the place of his present residence, September 22, 1837. He is the son of John S. and Elizabeth (Cabaniss) Downer. In youth he was favored with a good English education, and is an extensive reader, especially of pomological works and literature. On December 10, 1863, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E., daughter of John S.’ and Angelina (Sasseen) Long of Todd County, and to them have been born three children: Nonnie, born November 14, 1870; Leslie, born August 8, 1873, died August 8, 1874; and Robert J., born February 22, 1875. Mrs. Downer was born October 21, 1839. Subject is a farmer and nurseryman, owning 600 acres of valuable land, and the firm of Downer & Bro. sell extensively in different States. He is a Baptist and a Democrat.