From the Past – Joe M. Millay

Joe M. Millay: Joseph Marshall Millay (1903-1985). Son of Charles Francis Millay and Mary Margaret Bowlds. Newspaper clipping from the Courier-Journal, June 28th, 1971.

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Knott Homestead

Knott Homestead

Knott Homestead

: The Leonard Knott homestead before it was torn down in 1977. The house was built in the fall of 1827. My grandmother, Virgie Mae Knott was born in this house. It stood for 150 years and was lived in by 4 generations of the Knott family. Charles Carroll Millay and his family lived here from 1950 – 1957. William “Bill” Meserve now owns this farm. Photo courtesy of Dennis Millay.

From the Past – Leonard Knott

Leonard Knott

Leonard Knott (1797 - 1854)

Leonard Knott (1797 – 1854). Son of James Knott of Maryland. Born in Nelson County, KY. Died in Knottsville, Daviess County, KY. Moved to Daviess County in 1826 and lived in a small cabin on the Whitesville Road. Built the first house in what would later be called Knottsville in the Fall of 1827. Founding member of St. Lawrence Catholic church near Knottsville. Father of James Ignatius Knott, Mary Ellen Knott, and Margaret Ann Knott. This original 19th century drawing now resides in the lobby of the parish rectory office at St William Catholic Church. The drawing was donated to St William in 2007 by the family of Charles Carroll “Jack” Millay and Virgie Mae (Knott) Millay, in memory of Robert Charles “Bob” Millay. Photo courtesy of Dennis Millay.