b.1740 Albemarle County, Virginia
m. bef. 1726
Facts and Events
From:Metcalf Family Mews
Death: 1840 Orange, North Carolina, USA
Name: Alexander Montgomery Sex: M Birth: abt 1740 in Argyll Township, Albany, New York [This needs to be verified---doesn't fit with other data placeing family in Delaware Q 08:37, 18 February 2012 (EST)] Death: bef 1840 in, Orange, North Carolina Name Suffix: II
Alexander Montgomery II, was born about 1740 possible in Orange County North Carolina. He married Martha Walker, daughter of John Walker and Ann Houston, About 1760.
Alexander II’s father died and left him 250 acres of land on Buck Creek in Amherst County Virginia. Alexander 2nd sold this land to his brother-in-law Robert Barnett, of Amherst County, Virginia.
Alexander 2nd received 170 acres of land in Orange County, North Carolina, from his father’s will. On 3 Jun. 1769 Alexander and wife Martha deeded this land to his father’s widow, Mary Montgomery.
Alexander II and Martha Walker Montgomery moved their family to the Clinch River area of Southwest Virginia in 1771. They lived at the head of little Moccasin Creek where Alexander built a log cabin. He later received a land claim for 150 acres on Big Moccasin Creek dated 3 Dec.1782.
Alexander served in Moore’s Fort on Clinch River (in Castlewood) during the Revolution. He was listed in the troops at Moore’s Fort on 30 June 1777. He remained in Virginia for a few years after the Revolutionary War and perhaps he died there.
Alexander II, along with his brother-in-laws William & Andrew Cowan witnessed the will of their father-in-law, John Walker, in Washington County, Virginia on 25 Sep. 1778. This will was proved in Washington County on 17 Dec. 1778 by oaths of Alexander Montgomery and William Cowan, Witnesses there to.
After the Revolution, the family remained in Virginia for some time. No record has been found of disposition of the land of Alexander II. His son, John Montgomery stated in his application for Revolutionary pension that, after the war was over, he returned to his father’s home in Virginia, where he remained for some time. Therefore, we assume Alexander II, remained in Virginia for a few years after the Revolutionary War, and perhaps he died there. It is not known when or where Alexander Montgomery II, and his wife, Mathera (Walker) Montgomery died.
One Alexander Montgomery served on a jury in Russell County, Virginia in Sep 1790 in the case of Champ Faris vs. Richard Davis. After this there was no record of an Alexander Montgomery in Russell County until the 1797Tax List; it is thought this was Alexander III. It is probable the family went to
Tennessee about 1791. John Montgomery, Jr. grandson of Alexander II, was born in Tennessee in 1792.
Father: Alexander MONTGOMERY b: Abt 1705 in Bridgend, Maybole Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland Mother: Anna SUTHERLAND b: Abt 1705 in Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland