Facts and Events
Alexander Montgomery was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
1. Acts of 1796 (2nd Ex. Sess.), Chapter 4, Page 10, appointed electors for the President and Vice-President of the United States in every County of the State. Samuel McGahey, Joshua Gist, and Alexander Montgomery were chosen to represent Sevier County.
2. John Alexander Montgomery b. 17 Nov 1784, Tennessee, m. 15 May 1810, in Roane Co., Tennessee, Mary Winton, b. 16 Oct 1789, Tennessee, (d/o John Winton and Arabella Cunningham) d. 21 Nov 1839, Roane Co., Tennessee, buried: Winton Chapel, Rockwood, Roane Co., Tennessee. John died 9 Aug 1860, Roane Co., Tennessee, bur: Winton Chapel, Rockwood, Roane Co., Tn He fought in the War of 1812. Census: 1830/1840 Roane Co.,Tn
3. William H. Montgomery b. 12 Jan 1788, Washington Co., North Carolina, m. 2 Apr 1821/4, in Roane Co., Tn, Elizabeth ( Betsey ) Winton, b. 2 Jul 1802, Roane Co., Tn, (d/o John Winton and Arabella Cunningham) d. 6 Dec 1877, Sevier Co., Tn, buried: Shiloh Meth Cem, Sevier Co., Tn. William died 29 Mar 1840, Sevier Co., Tn, buried: Shiloh Meth Cem, Sevier Co., Tn. born in area of NC that became Tennessee. He served in the War of 1812. Sevier County, Tn Court Minute Book 1856-1867 recorded on 1 Mar 1857. The State of Tennessee issued land warrant Number 45506 for 80 acres of land to G.W. Montgomery, B.N. Montgomery, and W.W. Montgomery, William's sons, in consideration of the service of William Montgomery, deceased, who served as a private in the War of 1812. William and Betsy lived on the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River in Sevier Co., Tn. He was secretary of the local Quarterly Conference, active in the Militia, commissioned Captain in the 11th Regiment of the Militia, signed by Governor Joseph McMinn on 17 May 1821, the 45th year of American Independence at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. William developed pneumonia from over exposure he suffered during a winter trip on horseback to Roane County and Chattanooga. He never recovered from the pneumonia and died shortly thereafter. His children were all minors so his estate went to Elizabeth. She married again to Wiley M. Walker who was 11 years her junior. Mr. Walker abandoned Betsy and she filed for divorce in Sevier County granted 13 April 1857. Rumor is that Benjamin H. Montgomery killed his stepfather, Wiley M. Walker, during the Civil War. Rumor was Walker mistreated Betsy and her children. He persuaded her to sell two Negro slaves and then took the money and abandoned the family. During the Civil War sons James, William Winton, and Robert Akin fought for the North while Benjamin, George and John Alexander fought for the South. family legend says at the Battle of Chattonooga the brothers fought against brothers. One brother went among the dead looking for his brothers and was found by another of the brothers doing the same.