MATTHIAS MOUNT, a native of Shelby County, Ky.,
was born August 12, 1817. He was the second born of six children to P. J. and Elizabeth (Woodward) Mount. Thomas Mount was born near New Lexington, Ky. May 18, 1794. He served in the War of 1812. In Febru ary, 1815, he married Miss
Woodward, who was born in Virginia, Mar. 24, 1793. He went to Washington County, Ind., in 1818, where he lived a frontier life. He then went to Olden County, then to Decatur County and finally settled in Shelby County, where he entered land in 1834. He built the second brick house in the township, burning his own brick. He had a nice home completed when he died May 30, 1842, aged forty-eight years. He was a Democrat, and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. His wife survived him until January 26, 1863. She was seventy years old when she died. Matthias Mount was reared a farmer boy in Kentucky. He was seventeen years old when he came to this county, and he helped his father in the construction of their home. He remained with his father until his death, working at teaming in the winter and staying on the farm in the summer. December 15, 1842, he married Miss Margaret Marsh, a native of Butler County, Ohio, born December 24, 1824. She was the daughter of John R. and Elizabeth (Baker) Marsh, natives of Ohio and New Jersey, respectively. By this marriage, ten children were born, of whom four are now living: Thomas J., born August 24, 1845; Martha J., wife of Sidney Hanks of
Iowa; Amos H., born November 5, 1851, and Emma, born February 12, 1864. Mr. Mount still lives on the old farm where he has erected fine brick buildings. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and is a strong advocate of temperance. He also takes a great interest in school work. He served as Township Trustee under the old law. He and his wife are highly esteemed wherever known.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, page 732.
Contributed by James R. Baker, Jr.