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819 > Page 819 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. 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 year. 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- 8l9