1. Samuel MONTGOMERY - Married Magdalena Shook in Knox County, Tennessee, July 19, 1797 [D'Armands' index]. Came from North Carolina, was born 1760-70, probably before 1762. Documentation: In NC, a Samuel bought land in 1780; birth in 1762 would imply his age at purchase as 18. The 1830 census shows Samuel Montgomery, age 60-69, in Knox County, Tennessee, living between son James and daughter Polly Dunlap. Samuel has a wife age 50-59, 2 other males, 4 other females. DAR Magazine 55:106 (Feb 1921): Samuel came from N.C. "early in 1800 & participated in the founding of the Seceeder Presbyterian Church." Land sales imply his move from NC to TN about 1787. Not found after 1830 TN census. [Using this notation for numbering people: x.y. is the parent of x.y.z. Renumbered 30 Oct 2002. b, m, and d = born, married, and died. "+" may also indicate a spouse.] Samuel had these children, all presumably born in Tennessee: 1.1. John McKee b 1797-1800, Document: 1830 census in Knox Co. TN shows (15 entries away from Samuel) John M. Montgomery, age 30-40. Married [D'Armands' index] to Mary Dunlap by Samuel Montgomery, J.P. (1816) 1.2. Wm S. b 1800, Document: Pleasant Run cemetery, Carroll Co., Indiana shows Wm S. Montgomery with dates 10/14/1800 - 9/13/1872. More follows Samuel's family summary. 1.3. Mary (Polly) b 1800-1810 Document: 1830 census in TN: age 20-30. Her gravestone in Grand Rapids, MI gives b&d dates as 28 Dec 1801 - 30 Apr 1872. More follows Samuel's family summary. 1.4. James M. b 1802/3, Document: In the 1860 census (June 25), Carroll Co., he was 57. (His middle initial is given there as N.) More follows Samuel's family summary. 1.5. Elizabeth b 1806/07, Document: In the 1860 census (June 25), Carroll Co., Elizabeth Elston, b in Tenn., was 53. (Husband in 1860 is George Elson, 56, b Ky. Two children b in Indiana put her move to Indiana before 1837.) 1.6. Samuel b 1807/08, Documents: Indiana marriage index shows Samuel E. Montgomery m to Jane Neal in Carroll Co., 8-5-1847. In the 1850 census of Carroll Co. (pg 327), Samuel Montgomery, b in Tenn., was 42; living with Jane, age 29, b Ohio. Samuel K. Montgomery died November 21, 1855 per Pleasant Run Cemetery Sec. A, Carroll Co., IN. Tombstone lists him as a veteran. December 19, 1855 Carroll Co., IN - Will book 2, pg 169, mentions only Malinda, minor heir. From Delphi records reported by D. Robbins, on 12/11/1855 Robert H. Hamel filed something that said he knew Samuel had a will that appointed Wm P. Montgomery exec., but Wm refused to prove said will. Indiana marriage index shows Margaret A. Montgomery to Robert A. Hamil, (Carroll) 11-12-1840. The 1850 census (Carroll Co., p. 332) shows Robert A. Hamel age 38, b in Tennessee, with Margaret age 34. also b in TN, and Sarah J. age 8 b in IN. This Margaret could be 1.7 (below) if Robert died and she remarried. Then on Dec. 19, 1855, William P. Montgomery produced will of Samuel K. Montgomery. On Mar. 5, 1856, an ESTATE of Samuel "M." shows up mentioning a Melinda as a minor heir of Samuel M. and Jane Montgomery. --We attribute the discrepancy in middle initials to problems in interpreting handwriting. We believe Samuel was a brother [although we do not find him in Tennessee] because he lived in the same county as his siblings and his presumed brother Wm was executor of his will.-- 1.7. Margaret b 1817/18. In the 1860 census (June 25), Carroll Co., Margaret Hull, b in Tenn., was 42. (Husband in 1860 is Ruben Hull, 42, b in Ohio.) In summary, at least five children moved from Knox Co., Tennessee to Carroll Co., Indiana. Letter from EG archives written by Elizabeth Elston in 1862 says that William, James, and Margaret live near her, all presumably in Carroll Co. It says that sons of William and James are in the army. The letter, to Mary, implies that Mary lives at some distance. EG family tradition has these children of "Judge" Samuel Montgomery: Samuel, James, John, Cyrus, William, Margaret, Malinda, Elizabeth, and Mary (birth order unknown). Added documentation: DAR Magazine 47:233 (Oct 1915) "Samuel Montgomery m Magdalene Shook ab 1795 in Tenn. Their children were William, Polly, John, Samuel, Cyrus, James b 1801, Jane Elizabeth, Melinda, Margaret." ---- Additional detail and documentation on Samuel's children --- 1.2. William S. Montgomery Fact 1: 1830 Knox Co. TN census - pg. 87 with age 20-30. Fact 2: 1840 Carroll Co., IN census pg 434 Fact 3: 1850 Carroll Co. Jefferson twn., IN census pg 332, with his age 49. He has a daughter 20, born in Tennessee; son 17, born in Indiana [placing move between 1830 and 1833]. Fact 4: 1860 Carroll Co. Jefferson twn., IN census pg 199 + Anne A. Dunlap m: Feb. 8, 1820 Knox Co. TN by Samuel Montgomery [D'Armands' index] 1.2.1. Sarah Ann Montgomery b: January 27, 1827 in Knoxville, Knox Co, TN d July 14, 1907 in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Carroll Co, IN + William Craighead Carson b: December 1827 in Monroe Co., Tennessee d: May 03, 1900 in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Carroll Co., IN m: December 10, 1847 in Carroll Co., IN. Fact 1: 1880 Jefferson Twn., Carroll Co., IN - pg. 3 Fact 2: April 05, 1856, Named as constable in Carroll Co. Fact 3: June 02, 1900 Obituary in Carroll County Citizen, pg. 1 1.2.3. Jemima Montgomery b: Abt. 1830 1.2.4. William Montgomery b: Abt. 1833 1.2.5. Amanda Montgomery b: Abt. 1834 1.2.6. Elizabeth Montgomery +Hugh McCully Document: History of Carroll Co. by T.B. Helm (1882) implies William Montgomery, a farmer, arrived in Tippecanoe Township 1833/34. He held a number of offices, including constable and J.P. *2nd Wife of William S. Montgomery: +Mary Dickson m: April 03, 1835 in Carroll Co., Indiana 1.2.7. Samuel Montgomery b: Abt. 1838 Document: 1870 IN census, Carroll Co., Sam M. Montgomery listed with no family, age 33, b. IN. Document: Pleasant Run Cemetery (Tippecanoe township, Carroll Co.) shows Mary A., wife of Wm S., died 2/4/1842. *3rd Wife of William S. Montgomery: +Rachel Brown b: Abt. 1805 in Ohio m: January 05, 1843 in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana *4th Wife of William S. Montgomery: +Cynthia Kerr m: December 12, 1866 in Carroll Co., Indiana 1.3. Mary (Polly) Montgomery Dunlap Document: Married [D'Armands' index] to Nathaniel Dunlap by Samuel Montgomery (March 14, 1820); bondsman was Wm S. Montgomery. EG family history: Nathaniel Dunlap was killed about 1830. 1.3.1. Jane Dunlop (b. c1821?) m. Fred Field, (bur. 30 Apr. 1872, Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI) moved to Indiana?, then to Michigan, taking her widowed mother and younger siblings with her. 1.3.2. Samuel Montgomery Dunlop (b. 1823, Knoxville, TN, bur. 1897, Claremont, VA) 1.3.3. James N. Dunlop (b. c1826?; buried 12 Sep 1897 Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI) 1.3.4. Russel Riley Dunlop, (b. 8 Feb. 1830, Knoxville, TN, buried 5 Nov. 1886, Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI) [burial record says Riley Russel Dunlop] 1.3.2. Samuel Montgomery Dunlop (1823-1897) m. Lydia Frances Seymore (buried 23 Apr. 1894, Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI) Their children were: 184.108.40.206. Cyrus Miles Dunlop, d. infant 220.127.116.11. Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Dunlop (b.1852, bur. 1906, Claremont, VA) 18.104.22.168. Seymore Montgomery Dunlop (c1865 -1929) 22.214.171.124. Thursia Aurilla (Nan) Dunlop m. 1901 George Ellis, moved to California. Their child Edna Ellis m. Marvin Beeson 126.96.36.199. Emmett Dwight Dunlop (b. 21 Jul. 1871, d. 9 Nov. 1956, Claremont VA) 188.8.131.52. Emmett Dwight Dunlop (b. 21 Jul. 1871,Grand Rapids, Michigan; d 9 Nov. 1956 at Claremont, VA) m. 2 April 1901, Claremont, VA, Clarissa Anna Mills. Their children were: 184.108.40.206.1. Frances Ann Dunlop (b.3 Aug. 1902, d. 23 April 1997, Claremont, VA) m. 18 Oct. 1930 Louis Edward Stein (1899 - 1987). 220.127.116.11.2. Eva Aurilla Dunlop (1905 -1956) 18.104.22.168.3. Carl Mills Dunlop (1909 - 1993) 1.4. James M. Montgomery Doc. 1: James M. Montgomery married [D'Armands' index] Sarah Kilburn in Knox County, 24 September, 1826; bondsman was Wm S. Montgomery. Doc. 2: 1830 census in Knox Co., TN: age 20-30. Doc. 3: Tax rolls, 1836-1845: he lived south of the French Broad River in Knox County. According to the rolls, he owned no property. The year that James disappeared from the Knox tax rolls, 1846, a William Montgomery appeared on them; William was not on the rolls 1845. [A possible explanation being that William was a son who stayed behind]. Doc. 4: From the census records of 1830 and 1840 (also Knox Co.), he had these children, with unknown names, 1.4.1 & 1.4.2. two sons born before 1830 (one was possibly William) 1.4.3. a son born 1830-1835 1.4.4. a son (besides Isaac, below) born 1835-1840. James had two sons age 0-5. One of these was Isaac; the other may be Samuel, as follows: 1860 IN census, Carroll Co. two listings away from James is Sam Montgomery age 25, b. Tennessee. 1870 IN census, Carroll Co. Jefferson Twnship (p. 544), is Samuel Montgomery age 35 b. TN. Doc. 4b: DAR Magazine 47:233 (Oct 1915) "James ... and Sarah ... had nine children, all boys except one, Elizabeth Jane b Feb 17 1831 in Blount Co. Tenn near Knoxville." She appears in the 1840 census with age implying birth 1830-1835. 1.4.5. Elizabeth Jane Doc. 5: Names of other children from the 1860 census (Carroll Co., Indiana), 1.4.6. Isaac Wilson, born 17 April, 1839, in Blount County, Tennessee [birth date from record of military service, Civil War; Isaac served in the 46th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company A.]. 1.4.7. Thomas R., born 1841 in Tennessee 1.4.8. John M., born 1843 in Tennessee 1.4.9. R.A.B. (son), born 1847 in Indiana. From DCM research: 1.4.6. Isaac Wilson Montgomery (b. 1839, TN, d. 1914, IN) m. Anna Louisa Simonton (b. 1847, OH, d. 1882, IN) Four children lived to maturity including 22.214.171.124. Carey Wilson Montgomery (b. 1875, IN, d. 1963, IN), who m. Elizabeth Klapp (b. 1880, PA, d. 1936, IN). They had five children including 126.96.36.199.2. Paul Edwin Montgomery (b. 1907, IN, d. 1982, CA), who m. Judith May Wetzel (b. 1908, IN, d. 1989, CA).[Return to the beginning of this document]
Appendix A The Knox Co., Tennessee Census for 1830 Head of Household 1998 Notes _________________ __________ Page 387. Copied from the microfilm at NARA, 9-9-98; order retained; DCM used the index when he could not read the microfilm. Jeremiah Johnson George Wade James Ferguson Alexander T. Patterson John Gains William Dunlap m Betsy Swaggerty by Samuel, 1819 William S. Montgomery TE's line; m Anne Dunlap by Samuel, 1820 Luke Stansberry Polly Dunlap EG's line; m Nathaniel Dunlap by Samuel, 1820; N. Dunlap died before 1830 census Samuel Montgomery "Judge" James M. Montgomery DCM's line; m Sarah Kilburn 1826 Samuel Bowman See John Dunlap Claiborne Swaggerty John Larence Benj. Swaggerty Margaret Ward Robert McNutt Andrew Stansberry Tolliver Munday Iaham Dikes Nancy Julian Samuel Burnett Anything to do with Burnett Creek??? Felicia Wilnite P. 388 [from the index] George Wilnite John M. Montgomery m Mary Dunlap by Samuel, J.P., 1816 John Dunlap John K. Dunlap m Sarah Julian by Zac. Burnett, J.P., 1846; Bondsman was Samuel Bowman Susannah Grizzle John Hickey [skipping five lines] Zachariah Burnett See John Dunlap; Burnett Creek??? _________________________________________________________________ Number of people in the household by age category: Categ.: (below) male 123456789 female 123456789 William S. Montgomery 000110000 321001000 Polly Dunlap 220010000 010010000 Samuel Montgomery 000110001 001111010 James M. Montgomery 200010000 000010000 John M. Montgomery 102001000 000001000 Categ. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Age less than 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 That is, identifying the eldest person of the right sex with the head of household, we have William, Polly, and James each in the age category of 20 but less than 30; they were born between 1800 and 1810. John M, is more than 30; he was born before 1800. Samuel is in his 60's.[Return to the beginning of this document]
Appendix B Tax records in Tennessee Civil government in that era followed the organization of the local militias. So tax "districts" were the companies of the militia. The tax list for 1806 for Captain Haislet's Company shows 71 men, including Dunlap, Samuel Dunlap, George Dunn, William McCammon, John Montgomery, Samuel Shook, William Shook, Abraham Shook, Isaac Shook, Jacob Shook, Harman Willson, IsaacSee more on McCammon.
Appendix C Problem and Resolution of a Second James Montgomery In addition to the 1826 marriage of James M. Montgomery to Sarah Kilburn, D'Armands' "Knox Co. TN Marriage Records, 1792-1900" also lists James Montgomery to Sarah S. Cole in 1831. However, in the Knox Court Personal Index - Search for Montgomery, there are two entries of Apr 5, 1841. The first is Sarah Montgomery - Support from James Montgomery Estate; the second, James Montgomery - Estate Support of Sarah Montgomery. On these, from the Allen Papers of the McClung Collection (Knoxville, TN): Knox Co, TN County Court 1840-46 April Session, 1841 [Page] 67 Sarah S. Montgomery dissuits [?] from provisions for her support by will of her deceased husband James Montgomery. Apr 5, 1841 68 -,-,- apt. Commissioners to lay off to [?] Mrs. Sarah Montgomery, widow of James . . . The above middle initial "S" is significant because the D'Armand marriage index shows "Sarah S. Cole" married to James Montgomery in 1831. The Sarah who married James M. Montgomery in 1826 did not appear to use a middle initial.[Return to the beginning of this document]
Appendix D Record of Samuel Montgomery in the Mecklenburg and Knox County Court Minutes An important question is raised by the minutes of the Mecklenburg County Court. A Samuel Montgomery was named executor of the will of John Morrison in 1777. We have our Samuel born no earlier than 1760, and no one is going to name a 17-year-old his executor, is he? A way out of the difficulty is to assume there were two Samuels in Mecklenburg Co., but that prevents us from claiming to know more about our own Samuel; e.g. one Samuel Montgomery has a tavern near his home at "The Crossroads" near Clear Creek but which one? Samuel Montgomery shows up first in Knox Co. as a Juror in 1801. He was then appointed as Justice of the Peace (J.P.) in 1804. He is mentioned in some capacity as J.P. in the years 1805 through 1820 consecutive then 1822 through 1824. And that's all as J.P. In between the J.P. entries are many others as, e.g., tax assessor appointment and commissioner to settle various estates. The last entry for Samuel is in 1827 as "Juror Circuit Court Appointment." An intriguing entry is in 1825: "Deft [defendant] vs Samuel Dunlap Pltf [plaintiff] Civil." In April 1826, both William Montgomery and Samuel Montgomery were appointed commissioners to mark a road from Bays Mountain to Sevierville. Since road commissioners lived near the subject road, we infer that both William and Samuel lived near Shook's Gap in 1826. Note that the 1830 census shows a William Montgomery age 50-60 in Knox Co.[Return to the beginning of this document]
Appendix E The Shook Family Excerpt from _The Frosts and Related Families of Bedford County, Tennessee_, by Wright W. Frost. Published by Wright W. Frost, 730 Cherokee Blvd, Knoxville 19, TN [No date; references in the text place it after 1962.] Found in the Ft. Worth Public Library [GEN929.2F] pp.155, 156. The author credits Marshall Wilson, a descendent of Sarah (5) below, in his work, _You Take It from Here_, for a list of the children of William and Catherine Sears Shook, as follows: [shortening 1-4]: 1. Margaret, 1766-1838 2. William, Jr., 1767 - c.1840 3. Abraham, c.1770 - 1850/1860 4. Isaac, ?-? 5. Sarah Shook was born in Hampshire Co. VA, in 1774. She married her cousin, Isaac Willson, in Knox Co., November 28, 1796, and bore him 12 children. Her brother Abraham was bondsman. She died soon after 1850. 6. Jacob Shook was born December 17, 1777, and died December 22, 1834. On July 24, 1810, he married Eleanor Veach, of Sevier County, Tennessee, who became the mother of his seven children. He was a Baptist minister and settled in Harrison County, Indiana. 7. Magdalena Shook married Samuel Montgomery in Knox County on July 19, 1797. Abraham Shook was bondsman, and Hugh Allen White was witness. [should read Hugh L. White] 8. Mary Ann Shook was born December 21, 1792, and died before 1845. She married Thomas Carpenter III in Knox County, Tennessee, on June 13, 1801. A descendant of this union was Colonel William T. Carpenter, whose research into Shook family history has provided much of the information used in this chapter. 9. Harmon Shook married Margaret McMillan on February 16, 1808, in Knox County, Tennessee. The family removed to Harrison County, Indiana, in 1814, accompanying Thomas and Mary Ann Shook Carpenter. 10. Jemima Shook married Rowley McMillan on March 9, 1807, in Knox County, Tennessee. 11. John Shook married Catherine Wilson on August 7, 1816, in Knox County, Tennessee. She was probably a sister of Isaac Willson who married Sarah Shook. John and Isaac Shook are listed in the United States Census Report for Monroe County, Tennessee, in 1830; but there are no land records for either name in that county. It is assumed, but not verified by any document, that John and Isaac Shook of Monroe County were the sons of William and Catherine Sears Shook. Although in 1962 there were Shook descendants living in Knox County, the Shook name had disappeared through migration to Bedford County, Tennessee, Harrison County, Indiana, and elsewhere by 1830. See also the web site for "Maiden's Choice," http://www.omegatower.com/shook/herman.htm Other document: Isaac Willson is in the Knox Co. census of 1850 as a farmer with land valued at $300 (i.e., relatively well off), age 77, b Virginia, and his wife Sarah age 76, also b Virginia, consistent with Sarah Shook as above. So he was present to serve as bondsman.[Return to the beginning of this document]
Appendix G Claim of the relationship between Samuel and children. Although we have seen no document explicitly stating any relationship between Samuel and his children, we base its existence on these observations: Parties live very near each other in both Knox Co. TN and Carroll Co., IN. The moves from TN to IN are close in time. Birth dates are consistent with parents' marriage. Marriages are connected - brother serving for brother; father performing service for John and Wm, uncle Isaac as bondsman; father performing service for Dunlaps, who marry Montgomerys. The names of the children that we derive from the official records match those of EG's family history and the DAR query. Other Shooks of Samuel and Magdalena's generation also move from TN to IN (Harrison Co. at the south end of the state). What we know of birth date of Magdalena is consistent with her being wife of the Samuel next to James and Polly in 1830. Both Samuel, Sr. and Wm serve as Justice of the Peace. Location of families in 1830 and link of families by marriage in Knox Co. is consistent with EG's family history of the Dunlaps and Montgomerys moving together. Use of unusual name Jemima; Wm named his daughter after his supposed aunt. Use of name Isaac Wilson for supposed nephew, James' son. Wm and James each name a son after their supposed father, Samuel. James' possible son William links to his supposed brother. James named his 7th son John M., linking to his supposed brother. Finally, the family is consistent with the DAR Magazine, as above. There is an undocumented event that does not fit the conclusions of our logic; namely, the LDS IGI indicates that there was only one son of Samuel Montgomery and Magdelena Shook. That son was supposedly named Samuel, born May 10, 1801 in Knox Co. The source of the IGI entry is an LDS family sheet (submitted by Sylvia Gatton) citing Tennessee bible records that no one can locate. If both birth dates were right, this Samuel would have been born just seven months after William S. This incorrect information from the IGI has been propagated through many references to our Samuel Montgomery including the data base of Clan Montgomery Society International. _______________________________________________________________ EG = Eva Gregory, descendant of Mary (Polly) Montgomery Dunlap. TE = Terry Ervin, descendant of Wm S. Montgomery DCM = Dave Montgomery, descendant of James M. Montgomery ______________________________________________________________ February 11, 2000 updated October 15, 2002 and August 26, 2005 Dave Montgomery
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