UPPER TOWN PRECINCT.
and an ardent supporter of Henry Clay. For many years he con-
sented to fill the office of Magistrate in Daviess County. In re-
ligion he early embraced the Catholic faith, and lived a consisten t
member of that church until his death. Mr. Monarch died Nov.
13, 1881. Mrs. Monarch is still living, now in her eighty-third
WV H. Monarch/, son of Thomas and Susan (Davis) Monarcl,
was born in Marion County, Ky., Nov. 10, 1827. When seven
years old his father removed to Daviess Counrty, settling on a farm
on the Hardinsburg road, eight miles from Owensboro. W. IT.
was educated in the district schools. In 1852 he married Catherine
Jones, of Daviess County. The following year he commenced]
farming for himself. In 1S 71 lie engaged in the saw-milling bus i-
ness, continuing eighteen months. Ile then formed a partnership
with his brother, M. V.,in the distilling business. This partner-
ship lasted five years, and then W. H.. in company with his brother
Richard and E. P. Millett, built a distillery about three quarters of
a mile east of Owensboro, the firm name being E. P. Millet Co.
They employ, when in operation, from thirteen to fifteen hands.
Mr. Monarch lost his wife Feb. 22, 1870. To this union had been
born three children, one now living-Wm. L. Aug. 15,1871, Mr.
Monarch married Virginia Hayden, of Daviess County. They
have three children-Teresa P., Thomas R. and Mary U. Mr. and
Mrs. Monarch are members of the Catholic church. Politically
he is a Democrat. lie has been a Justice of the Peace.
Athanaus .Montgomeriy, son of Thomas F. and Clotilda Mont-
gomery, was born in Daviess County, Ky., Aug. 5, 1831. His
father was a native of Maryland, born in 1797, and died in 1851.
His mother was born in Nelson County,Ky., in 1800,and died in 1866.
There was a family of eleven children-Pius, Anguston, Rebeccsi,
Jane, John T., Zachariahl, Margaret, Atlianaus, Joseph, Apolonia and
Raphael. Athanaus was reared and educated in this county, and in
1852 married Mary L. Clements, a native of Clay County, Mo. Six
children were born to them, only three now living-Su san L., John
H. and Thomascene. Mrs. Montgomery died Sept. 22,1882. Mr.
Montgomery owns a farm of fifty-five acres and also the place
where he resides, consisting of about five acres. Ile is a member
of the Catholic church.
E. H.Mordrs was born in Jasper County, Mo., Feb. 8, 1844. In
1847 he came with his father to Daviess County, and settled where
lie now lives. He was married Feb. 24, 1876, to Sallie A. Milli-