Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Thomas Montgomery

He is my 2nd great-grandfather of wife of my great- grand uncle.

!The father of Thomas is disputed some say Hugh and some say Robert. The evidence for Hugh is that Thomas' first son is named Hugh. His father's name as Hugh is listed in History of Gibson Co, IN by Stormont page 47-48. "He was one of seven sons of Hugh Montgomery who served as a private then Lieutenant in Capt. John Martin's Company of Clark's Illinois Regiment of VA State Troops on the Lake Indiana Expedition under the command of Brig. General George Rogers Clark. A muster roll of the organization mentioned dated 22 Mar 1783 shows that his services commenced 22 Oct 1780 and terminated 26 Nov 1782 (DAR)" The rest of the evidence is that the father was named Robert (see father of Thomas in this genealogy).

!Thomas Montgomery was born about 1748 in Augusta (now Botetourt) County, Virginia. He married Martha Crockett about 1770 and moved to Botetourt (now Wythe) County, Virginia, where on 4 December 1771 he bought 148 acres on the waters of the New River from Walter Crockett. In 1782 he moved to Lincoln (now Garrard) County, Kentucky, and in 1787 he sold his 148 acre farm in Virginia to William Patterson. About 1796 he moved to what is now Montgomery County, Kentucky and about 1806 he moved to Knox (now Gibson) County, Indiana, where he lived on the southeast quarter of section 13, township 3, range 12 west. (Botetourt County, Virginia, Deed Bk. 1, p 421. Montgomery County, Virginia, deeds A, 457. D. B. Montgomery, Montgomeries and Their Descendants, Cox 1903, pp.205-206.) He died about 1818. (D. B. Montgomery, pp 205-274). From Southwest Virginia Families by David B. Trimble.

!Montgomery Township, Gibson County, Indiana is named for Thomas and his brother Samuel. From The Genealogy Newspaper Columns of Robert E. Turman, p. 400.

!Thomas Montgomery served as a lieutenant in Capt. John Martin's company of Clark's Illinois regiment of Virginia state troops, on the late Indian expedition under the command of Brigadier General George Rogers Clark, Revolutionary War; joined Oct 22, 1782; discharged Nov 26, 1782; number of days of service 36. From the Montgomerys and Their Descendants by D. B. Montgomery, J.P. Cox, Pub, 1903, p. 389.

!Thomas Montgomery and children listed in "Roster of Soldiers an Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, Vol II", DAR, 1980, page 70.

!Thomas served as a private, then as Lieutenant in Capt. John Martin's Co. of Gen. George Rogers Clark's Illinois Regiment, according to the Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, p. 258. A muster roll of the organization dated March 23, 1783, shows that his services commenced Oct 22, 1780 and terminated Nov 26, 1782.
!Thomas Montgomery, known all over Gibson County in his day as Purty Old Tom the Deer Killer. The prefix Purty was attached to his name on account of his upright lithe carriage and portly appearance. It is said that he was staight as an arrow. The Deer Killer came from the fact that he killed 160 deer around the springs on the Colonel Jones farm, on the southwest quarter of section 12, town 3, range 12 west. He came to Indiana in 1805 and marked an Oak tree by the spring on what has for a long time been known as the Smith Mounts farm; then the Thomas A. Mounts, and now (1902) as the C. B. Smith farm; southeast quarter of section 24, town 3, range 12 west. He then returned to Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky in order to bring his family to Indiana; but for some reason he did not return to Indiana until 1806. When he arrived at the quarter section on which he had marked the oak tree he found the land occupied. So Purty Old Tom drove on north to those springs a little southwest of Owensville and made a temporary stop on the Jones land above referred to. It appears that he did not desire this land, as shortly afterward he moved a little southeast to the southeast quarter of section 13 town 3, rand 12 west, and entered that land in 1807. This land descended to his youngest son Walter Crockett Montgomery. Purty Old Tom was born in Roanoke County, Virginia, 1745; was married to Martha Crockett in Virginia, 1767. She was a sister to Col Joseph Crockett, of the Revolutionary war, and an own cousin to the famous Davie Crockett of Tennessee. Purty Old Tom took part in the Revolutionary War; after which he lived in Montgomery County, Va. near the headwaters of the Roanoke Springs, not far from Shawsville, Va., until 1796 when he move to Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky. He was the first of the family to settle in Knox, now Gibson, County, Indiana; children Hugh, Molly, Joseph, Jane, Thomas and Isaac twins, Patsy, and Walter Crockett. in Montgomerys and Their Descendants by D. B. Montgomery, pp. 205-206.

!When the Revolutionary soldier Lt. Thomas Montgomery moved to Indiana from Kentucky in 1807, he was a widower. His wife, nee Martha Crockett, had died in 1805 near Lexington, Kentucky. They were the parents of eight, all born in Montgomery County, Virginia, between 1768 and 1784, before the family migrated to Kentucky. from The Genealogy Newspaper Columns of Robert E. Turman, p. 401.

!Miss Mabel Elizabeth Tichenor, DAR ID Number: 87633, Born in Princeton, Ind., Descendant of Lieut. Thomas Montgomery, as follows: 1. James Albert Tichenor (1851-1902) m., 1881, Eliza Mauck (b. 1750). 2. Abraham Mauck (1821-1901) m. 1st, 1848, Nancy Jones (1829-61). [p.193] 3. Charles Jones (1791-1864) m., 1819, Eleanor (Nellie) Warrick (1799-1870). 4. Jacob Warwick (1773-1811) m., 1795, Jane Montgomery (1774-1846). 5. Thomas Montgomery m., 1767, Martha Crockett. Thomas Montgomery (1745-1818) served, 1782, as lieutenant in Capt. John Martin's company, Col. George Rogers Clark's Illinois regiment of Virginia State troops. He was born in Roanoke County, Va.; died in Gibson County,Ind.

!13 Mar 1788: Indenture, Jacob Myers of Lincoln County, to Robert Montgomery, Sr. of the same county, for 40 pounds, 200 acres in Fayette County on the waters of Jessamine Creek. Witnessed John Crow, James Gilmore and William Fields. Kentucky Court of Appeals, Deeds A, p. 376: Recorded March 15, 1788. P 377: Jacob Meyers sold 625 acres to Thomas Montgomery. From John H. Mcdowell, HC 66, Box 4A, Lyman Wy, 8l2937, 307 786 2775, May 1995.

!15 May 1789: Mentioned in father's will.

!27 Aug 1807: The Tract Book at Vincennes, Ind., shows that Thomas Montgomery entered Section 13, T3S, R12W.


 


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