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James Nelson Montgomery
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1813
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1890
Texas, USA

Probably born in Virginia, his family moving to Kentucky when he was two. Enlisted in the Texas militia in New Orleans in 1836 and traveled to Texas to fight against Mexico during the battle for Texas independence, but arrived at San Jacinto too late to participate. Left the army the following year and took on the job of surveying Houston before finding work as a boat captain, working his ship along the Trinity River and Buffalo Bayou; he piloted the first steam vessel to the head of navigation on the bayou. He married Catherine Batterson in Harrisburg on December 8, 1840 in a double ceremony with Catherine's mother. On March 24, 2007, he and ninety others were honored with commemorative Republic of Texas medallions on their gravestones. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Montgomery (1780 - 1852)
  Elizabeth Jane McConnell Montgomery (1783 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Batterson Montgomery (1823 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Emily Montgomery Berleth (1844 - 1937)*
  Travis Montgomery (1858 - 1899)*
  Frank Montgomery (1862 - 1911)*
  Katie Alpha Montgomery Hurd (1863 - 1927)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Nelson Montgomery (1813 - 1890)
  Elizabeth A. Montgomery Willingham (1820 - 1891)*
  Amanda Sivella Montgomery McDaniel (1825 - 1912)*
  Robert Cicero Montgomery (1828 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sect. E-1, Lot 71
 
Maintained by: irin smith
Originally Created by: Screwtape
Record added: Sep 15, 2006
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James Nelson Montgomery
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James Nelson Montgomery
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James Nelson Montgomery
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- Beverly Swanson
 Added: Nov. 29, 2012
May songs of the angels welcome you and guide you along your way. May the smiles of the martyrs greet your own as darkness turns into day. Every fear will be undone and death will be no more, as songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God.
- Robert Hague
 Added: Sep. 19, 2011

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 Added: Apr. 8, 2007
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