MARCUS P. MOLLOY was born November 29, 1845, in Caldwell, now Lyon County, Ky., and is a son of Samuel B. and Maria J. (Reed) Molloy, also of Caldwell County. The father was principally engaged in farming, but for several years before his death dealt in leaf tobacco. He died June 1, 1856; his widow April 4, 1877; she was a member of the Methodist Church. They were parents of five children. At twenty-three, Marcus P. came to town from the farm, and took a position as salesman for N. T. Braswell; was in the mercantile trade some time until August, 1873, when he was elected county clerk, and has held the office by election continuously since. He is a member of the city school board, of the Masonic and K. of H. fraternities, and with his wife a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Molloy is a leading citizen and stands high in the estimation of the public. January 14, 1874, he was united in marriage with Maria A. Wilcox, of Lyon County. They are the parents of one child—Tylene.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 861.