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Mary Wright Ellis Montgomery Carter
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1817
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1858
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA

1850 LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY
CARTER
Champe, age 45, born VA
Mary, age 36, born VA
Thos M, age 17, born VA
Edward, age 13, born VA
Jane, age 9, born VA
Champe, age 9, born VA
R. Ellis, age 7, born VA
Powhattan, age 5 born VA
Chas, age 3, born VA
Jo Montgomery, age 1, born VA
EMBRY
Peyton, age 46, born KY
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The obituary of her son, Champe, Jr., says he was the grandson of Judge Thomas Montgomery and nephew of Thomas B. Montgomery, both who lived and died in Lincoln County and were buried in the Old Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
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LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY GENEALOGY
BIRTHS
Children born to Champe Carter and Mary W. E. Montgomery:
1. Thomas Montgomery Carter, b 7-11-1833, Amherst Co., VA
2. Mary Champe Carter, b 3-23-1835, Amherst Co., VA
3. Edward Hill Carter, b 9-1-1836, Amherst Co., VA (memorial 7914213)
4. Jane Ellis Carter, b 8-13-1838, Amherst Co., VA
5. Champe Carter, Jr., b 4-29-1840, Amherst Co., VA (memorial 83131228)
6. Richard Ellis Carter, b 5-1-1842, Amherst Co., VA (memorial 21567554)
7. Charles Carter, b 11-26-1846, Amherst Co., VA (memorial 10121568)
8. Josiah M. Carter, b 5-15-1849, Amherst Co., VA (memorial 47437633)
9. Patrick Henry Carter, b 12-4-1851 (memorial 25403789)
10. Evaline M. Carter, b 11-14-1853, Lincoln Co., KY
11. Powhatan Ellis Carter, b 7-12-1855, Lincoln Co., KY
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A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE MONTGOMERYS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS by David B. Montgomery, pages 147, 148
R. E. Carter of Abelene Texas says his mother was Mary Wright Ellis Montgomery, daughter of William** Montgomery Jr a prominent lawyer, an able judge, and a member of Congress. It was while he was in Congress that he took his wife back to Amherst county, Va., to visit her people, and she gave birth to Mr. Carter's mother and died there. Mrs. Carter was raised in Virginia by her uncle, Richard Ellis and others at Amherst court-house, Va., and married Col. Champ Carter and remained in Virginia until seven children were born. Then they moved to Stanford, Ky. Col. Carter was a lawyer, and county clerk of Lincoln county, Ky., from 1850 to 1858. His wife died in 1858, and in 1859 he and his family moved to Milford, Ellis county, Texas, and Col. Carter died while on a visit to his son, R. E. Carter, Chapel Hill, Washington county, Texas. Col. Carter's wife had a half-brother, Dr. Thomas B. Montgomery, who was born at Stanford, Ky., and lived and died there.
**(Note: she was the granddaughter of William Jr. & daughter of Thomas)
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The following is for the Dr. Thomas B. Montgomery home; brother of Mary Montgomery Carter. I include it because it shows her family history.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
INVENTORY - NOMINATION FORM
8. The first Montgomery came to Lincoln County in 1779 with the arrival of William Montgomery from Virginia (Collins, p. 469). He proceeded to establish a station on the Green River about 12 miles southwest of Logans Fort, founded by Benjamin Logan, Montgomery's son-in-law, in 1775. William Montgomery Jr., Dr. Montgomery's grandfather, was active in city-county political affairs, serving in the state House of Representatives in 1792 the year of Kentucky's admission to the Union (Ibid., p. 776). Dr. Montgomery's father James Thomas (1779-1828), a practicing attorney in Stanford, was a judge of the circuit court; member of the state House of Representatives (1811) and was elected as a Democrat to the U. S. Congress (1813-15; 1820-23). (Biographical Directory of the American Congress, p. 1346).
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Her sister, Eliza J. Montgomery was the first wife of Dr. Lewis W. Green (he's buried in Boyle Co.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Montgomery (1779 - 1828)
 
 Spouse:
  Champe Carter (1815 - 1873)
 
 Children:
  Champe Carter (1840 - 1886)*
  Patrick Henry Carter (1851 - 1938)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Wright Ellis Montgomery Carter (1817 - 1858)
  Thomas B. Montgomery (1817 - 1883)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
w/o Champ E. Carter
(stone broken)
 
Burial:
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Stanford
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Old Presbyterian Section
 
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Dec 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102289231
Mary Wright Ellis <i>Montgomery</i> Carter
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- Joyce Tinsley
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
 
 
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