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 John Gibson “Diggen” Montgomery

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John Gibson “Diggen” Montgomery

  • Birth 18 Dec 1840 Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 6 Jan 1931 Leaburg, Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot 58-3
  • Memorial ID 5906284

Buried 01/08/1931
Age 90y 10m 19d
Pvt., Co. H, 5th TN Cav. (McKenzie's) (CSA)
Burial arrangements by Charles Tipton Montgomery


Pvt. John G. Montgomery,
5th Tn. Cav. Eugene, Ore.

Pvt. John G. Montgomery was born on 19 Dec 1840 in Virginia. He was married to Sallie Carter in July 1865. Her nickname for him was "Diggins" They had 8 children, Marcus, Minnie, William Getty, Leone, John, Charles and Rube.
Sallie died 18 May 1923. She is buried beside John.

So we wish to say, "God Bless Ole Jeff Davis!" and rest in peace to "Diggins! Huzzah to a brave soldier!
- James W. Combs sr. Adj. Capt. F. M. Jackson Camp 1

Pvt. John Gibson Montgomery was proud to be one of "Fightin Joe Wheelers men"! When ever anything good happened John would say: "God Bless Ole Jeff Davis"

His Memorial was held 6 May 2000. Many family and friends participated from all over Oregon. Service was by Capt. F. M. Jackson Camp # 1778 and the Varina Howell Davis Chapter 2369
- Shirley Combs
Added: Apr. 29, 2007

Bio by: Bev

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  • Created by: A Friend
  • Added: 29 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5906284
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Gibson “Diggen” Montgomery (18 Dec 1840–6 Jan 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5906284, citing Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by A Friend (contributor 46504708) .