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 John Montgomery

John Montgomery

Birth
Death 3 Nov 1866
Burial Springtown, Parker County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 36757117 · View Source
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Born:1791 in North Carolina/Son of JOHN MONTGOMERY, SR.

He had four known brothers, Robert, William, Jesse, and Jefferson, and a sister, Easter Ann, who married George Washington Jones. These five brothers and the Jones family were in TN 1810-1820 and Missouri 1830-1840.

1848 Married 2nd wife: Nancy Ellen Morris
1854 After an attempt to travel to Gold Mines in Calif; John,Jr. turned for home in Missouri; bring his family to Parker County Texas.

1860 Texas Census:John Jr. farmed, owning land near Springtown and the Wise Co. line.

Met his death at the hands of Comanche Indians. The Indians had stolen horses from the John Montgomery farm, and in pursuit he was shot through the heart; falling dead. The Indians even stole the horse he was riding. His 3 sons tracked the Indians down; recovering the stolen property.


List of Persons Killed and Wounded in Parker County, June 9, 1867. Texas Indian Papers Volume 4, #148, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

John Montgomery Age 60 is listed among many others.

John was originally buried in an unmarked grave. After his wife's death, a marker in his memory was erected on his burial site: It reads

In Memory Of
JOHN MONTGOMERY
Killed by Indians
Nov 3 1866---Age 75 Years
"Unmarked Grave This Cemetery"


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  • Maintained by: Helen Parker
  • Originally Created by: larise robinson
  • Added: 5 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36757117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Montgomery (unknown–3 Nov 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36757117, citing Springtown Cemetery, Springtown, Parker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Helen Parker (contributor 46946529) .