SAMUEL C. MOLLOY was born August 3, 1860, in Caldwell County, on a farm near Princeton, a son of Warren P. and Mary E. (Cash) Molloy. The father was a physician, a native of Caldwell County, where he was reared, and where he resided until his death, December 4, 1876, his widow surviving until the following 4th of July. They were both members of the Methodist Church. They were parents of six children, four of whom are living. Samuel C. is next to the youngest child; was reared on the farm; attended school at Princeton and Eddyville, where he received a good literary education. At eighteen years he left school and entered the mercantile establishment of M. C. Marshall, Eddyville, as a salesman, continuing thus for two years, when he again attended a five months' term of school at Eddyville, and then engaged with A. Hunter & Son, Eddyville, until January, 1881, when he again engaged with M. C. Marshall, until May 16, 1882, when he opened his present drug establishment in Kuttawa, under the firm name of Molloy & Molloy. They now have a large and well-arranged line of goods, together with an extensive and ever-increasing trade, a result of the affable bearing and just dealing of Samuel C. who is sole manager of the business. November 7, 1883, he married Annie Coleman, of Smithland, Ky., a daughter of William Coleman. They are pleasantly situated at Kuttawa. In all public enterprises, etc., Mr. Molloy takes an active and leading part. He is a young man of sterling business qualities and high social standing, widely reputed for his energy and business enterprise, and bids fair in the near future to take rank among the first in financial and business circles, not only in his county, but throughout western Kentucky.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 861.