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267. Martha Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM95 was born about 1857 in Winn Parish, Louisiana.95,107 She died on 20 April 1931 at the age of 74 in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Texas.

Age given as 20 in 1880. In 1880, Martha said her father was born in AL and her mother in MS.
1880 Collin Co TX Census with son-in-law William Montgomery and daughter Martha. Age 60, born in AL; both his father and mother born in Virginia. Most of the children in Henderson Co. Hh 206
Wm Montgomery, age 23, farmer, b. MS as were his parents
M. E., 20, wife, b. LA, father b. AL, mother b. MS
A. F., age 1, daughter, b. TX
Jo. Demint, age 25, male, boarder, farm laborer, b. TX
Thos. Higenbottom, age 60, father-in-law, b. AL, parents b. VA

1910 Census. Justice Prec 6, Wise Co, TX, Hh
Martha Montgomery, 55, Widow, b. Louisiana, parents b. AL. Had 8 children - 7 are living.
Robert G., son, age 18. Jess O., son, 16. Mary L. dau, 13. All b. Texas

1920 Census. Justice Prec 5, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 58
William T. Galloway, 26, b. LA, parents b. LA
Mary L., wife, age 23, b. TX, mother b. AR, father b. LA
Martha E. Montgomery, mother-in-law, 69, widow, b. LA, parents b. LA

also listed with Alice in 1920, Justice Prec 5, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 27
John F. Alberson, age 52, b. MS, dairy farm
Alice T., wife, 42, b. TX
Lawrance S., Foster Son, age 7, b. TX, parents b. TX
Martha L. Montgomery, mother-in-law, age 68, widow, b. LA
Jessie E. Lutin, hired man, 26, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
William Morgan, hired man, 25, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
Albert Hefford, hired man, age 29, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
John J. Allen, brother-in-law, 37, b. TX, carpenter, house bldg
Lucy M., sister-in-law, wife, age 35, b. TX
Thomas L., son, 11. Clyde F., son, age 4.

1930 Census. Prec 1, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 134
John F. Alberson, 62
Alice, wife, 51
Lawrence, son, 16
Betty Montgomery, mother-in-law, 72, widow
Jess Montgomery, brother-in-law, 35, widow
Hh 135
Frank Galloway, 36
Mary, wife, 33
Carl, son 10. Carrie, dau 7. Hazel, dau 5. Floyd, son, 2.

Texas death certificate of Mary Leona Gallaway, b. 7 Jan 1896 in Cooke Co TX and died, age 78, 29 Apr 1974, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co, TX. Her residence was 4922 East Rosedale, Ft. Worth. She was a widow. Mrs. Ed Swirezynski was the informant. Her father's name stated to be Will Wesley Montgomery and her mother Martha Elizabeth Higginbotham. She died of a massive pulmonary embolism but also had cirrhosis of the liver. Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth.

Martha Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM and William MONTGOMERY were married on 11 October 1877 in Collin County, Texas.107 William MONTGOMERY was born in 1857 in Mississippi.95 He died before 1900 at the age of 43.

This might be William:
1860 Census. Lafayette, MS, P.O. Paris
J. M. Montgomery, 37. Martha, 24.
James 18. Mary 12. Jefferson 10. John 8. William 3. Taba age 2.

Martha Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM and William MONTGOMERY had the following children:

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i.

Alice F. MONTGOMERY was born in 1879 in Texas.95

1900 Census. Justice Prec 5, Callahan, TX
J. F. Alberson, age 32
Alice, age 21, wife, married 6 years.

Mother listed with Alice in 1920, Justice Prec 5, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 27
John F. Alberson, age 52, b. MS, dairy farm
Alice T., wife, 42, b. TX
Lawrance S., Foster Son, age 7, b. TX, parents b. TX
Martha L. Montgomery, mother-in-law, age 68, widow, b. LA
Jessie E. Lutin, hired man, 26, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
William Morgan, hired man, 25, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
Albert Hefford, hired man, age 29, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
John J. Allen, brother-in-law, 37, b. TX, carpenter, house bldg
Lucy M., sister-in-law, wife, age 35, b. TX
Thomas L., son, 11. Clyde F., son, age 4.

1930 Census. Prec 1, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 134
John F. Alberson, 62
Alice, wife, 51
Lawrence, son, 16
Betty Montgomery, mother-in-law, 72, widow
Jess Montgomery, brother-in-law, 35, widow
Hh 135
Frank Galloway, 36
Mary, wife, 33
Carl, son 10. Carrie, dau 7. Hazel, dau 5. Floyd, son, 2.

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ii.

Robert Gibson MONTGOMERY was born on 15 July 1892 in Texas.

World War I Draft Registration:
5 Jun 1917, Torrance, New Mexico
Robert Gibson Montgomery. Lived at Wetland. Born July 15, 1892, age 25.
Supports wife and one child.
Medium height, medium build, brown eyes, light brown hair.

1920 Census. Belen, Valencia Co, NM, Hh 121
Robert G. Montgomery, 26
Emma, wife, 32
Jewell, dau, 5
Orrel, son, age 1

1930 Census. Alamosa, Alamosa Co, Colorado, Hh 172
Lives at 423 11th St.
Robert G. Montgomery, age 36, married at 20, b. TX; machinist, railroad
Maudie L., wife, 43, married at 26, b. TX
Jewell, dau, 16, b. TX
Orel, son, 11, b. New Mexico
Ruth, dau, 4, b. New Mexico
Alvin, son, age 3, b. Colorado

1940 Census. Alamosa, Alamosa Co, Colorado, Hh 156
Lives at 629 10th. Lived in the same house in 1935.
Robert G. Montgomery, 46, b. TX, machinist, railroad
Bessie, wife 24, b. OK
Ruth, dau 18, b. NM
Alvin, son 13, b. CO
Bobby D., son 5, b. CO
Mary Paulson, stepdau, 10, b. CO

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iii.

Jess O. MONTGOMERY was born on 15 March 1895 in Gainesville, Cooke County,Texas. He died on 11 December 1950 at the age of 55 in Fresno County, California.

World War I Draft Registration
5 Jun 1917
Jess O. Montgomery, RFD 2, Snyder, OK
Born 15 March 1895, age 22, born at Gainesville, TX
He is a County Convict Guard, Kiowa Co, Okla.
Lists his mother as his dependent
Signed J. O. Montgomery
Medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair

Maybe Jess:
1920 Census. Red Fork, Tulsa Co, OK. Hh 196
J. C. Montgomery, age 22?, b. TX, mother b. LA; Helper, pipe fitter
Pearl, wife, age 23, b. MO

1930 Census. Prec 1, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 134
John F. Alberson, 62
Alice, wife, 51
Lawrence, son, 16
Betty Montgomery, mother-in-law, 72, widow
Jess Montgomery, brother-in-law, 35, widow

1940 Census. San Jose, Santa Clara, CA
Jess O Montgomery, age 46, Miner, placer mining
Living at 450 S. 1st Street
In 1935 he lived in Porterville, Tulare, CA
Earl Aglin, partner, age 33, b. TX, lived in Santa Clara Co in 1935, Miner, placer mining

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Mary L. MONTGOMERY was born on 7 January 1896 in Cooke County,Texas. She died on 29 April 1974 at the age of 78 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

1920 Census. Justice Prec 5, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 58
William F. Galloway, 26, b. LA, parents b. LA
Mary L., wife, age 23, b. TX, mother b. AR, father b. LA
Martha E. Montgomery, mother-in-law, 69, widow, b. LA, parents b. LA

1930 Census. Prec 1, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 134
John F. Alberson, 62
Alice, wife, 51
Lawrence, son, 16
Betty Montgomery, mother-in-law, 72, widow
Jess Montgomery, brother-in-law, 35, widow
Hh 135
Frank Galloway, 36
Mary, wife, 33
Carl, son 10. Carrie, dau 7. Hazel, dau 5. Floyd, son, 2.

Texas death certificate of Mary Leona Gallaway, b. 7 Jan 1896 in Cooke Co TX and died, age 78, 29 Apr 1974, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co, TX. Her residence was 4922 East Rosedale, Ft. Worth. She was a widow. Mrs. Ed Swirezynski was the informant. Her father's name stated to be Will Wesley Montgomery and her mother Martha Elizabeth Higginbotham. She died of a massive pulmonary embolism but also had cirrhosis of the liver. Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth.