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817 > Page 817 of History of Daviess County, Kentucky, together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational religious, civil military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, biographies of representative citizens, and an outline history of Kentucky.

UPPER TOWN PRECINCT. 2, 1867, he married Martha J. CundiW, a native of Muhlenberg ,County, Ky., born Jan. 26, 1847. In the winter of 1867-'8 Mr. McCormick bought a farm near Green Brier church where he lived three years. In 1871 he bought his present farm in Upper Precinct, where he has sixty-five acres under a good state of culti- vation. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick have three children-George, born April 2, 1874; Thomas F., July 10, 1876; Maggie B., Dec. 7, 1881. They have lost four children-John, born May 25, 1870, died March 22, 1871; James O., born May 8, 1871, died June 30, 1876; Elsie 'M., born March 28, 1880, died Jan. 16, 1881; Ellis, born Oct. 13, 1878, died Nov. 20, 1881. Mrs. McCormick's par- ents, Thomas F. and Margaret Ann (Stone) Cundiff, came to Daviess County in 1845 and settled on a farm in Masonville, where her father died April 1, 1877, and where her mother still lives. They had a family of nine children, five sons and four daughters. James K. McC ornick, born Feb. 3, 1828, in Masonville Pre- cinct, Daviess Co., Ky., was a son of Francis and Priscilla (Newton) McCormick. His father was a native of Culpeper County, Va., born Feb. 22, 18(1, and came to Nelson County, Ky., when hewas four years old, with his parents. He came to Daviess Countys in 1825, where lie died in 1876. His mother was born in Daviess County, and was a daughter of Benj. Newton, an early settler of this county. She died in 1840. There was a family of seven children-John, Jamnes, Enos, Ben, Mary Ann (de- ceased), Diana, Elizabeth. Mr. McCormick married for his second wife Mrs. Nancy (Walker) Roberts, who still lives in Masonville. They had six children-Martha, William, Priscilla, Daniel H., Emmitt, Clara P. James K. McCormick was married in 1849 to Martha, daughter of Hugh Walker, a native of Todd County, Ky., who came to Daviess County when nine years of age. They have one child-Amelia, now Mrs. George H. Lewis. Two children are deceased-Francis, at the age of twenty months, and Susan, aged fourteen years. In 1865 Mr. McCormick bought his farm in Murray Precinct, now annexed to Owensboro, consisting of 119 acres, un- der a good state of cultivation. Thomas Monarch.-The Monarch family are of French origin. Thomas Monarch's grandfather was born in France, and on coming to America settled in Maryland. Francis Monarch, the father of our subject, was born in Maryland, and there married Mrs. Eliza- beth Melton, whose maiden name had been Mattingly. Francis 52 817