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
  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