|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1859|
Died February 13th, at his residence in Lancaster District, Mr. Alexander Montgomery, in the 105th year of his age.
Mr. Montgomery was the last survivor of those time honored soldiers, residing in Lancaster District, who did service for their country in the Revolutionary War. He was drafted about the beginning of the year 1780 and entered the services of the United States and was marched under Capt. Robert Montgomery to the Savannah River, as a place of rendezvous. Soon after his arrival at this place, he took sick and was sent back home in a baggage wagon, most probably under the command of Col. Kershaw. But being inflamed by the military ardor that was then rife throughout the country, and having become impatient and restless at the alarming progress of British usurpation and oppression, he, in a short time, joined the troops of Sumter, in the Company of Capt. Henry Coffey. It appears from good information that he went the rounds with Sumter above and below Columbia, and that he was in the battles of Fishing Creek, Black Stock and Eutaw Springs.
(Note that above article says he was 105 whereas his tombstone gives his age to be "about 102")
Aged about 102 Years
South Carolina, USA
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