Person:James Montgomery (16)

James Montgomery, of Catawba Creek
d.bef 16 Mar 1757 Augusta County, Virginia
m. 1682
  1. Catherine Montgomery1684 - 1760
  2. James Montgomery, of Catawba Creek1690 - bef 1757
  3. Jane MontgomeryABT 1700 -
  4. Thomas MontgomeryABT 1700 -
  5. Mary MontgomeryBEF 1713 - 1777
  • HJames Montgomery, of Catawba Creek1690 - bef 1757
  • WAnne Thompson1695 - 1756
m. 1715
  1. Mary Montgomery
  2. Robert Montgomery1717 - 1789
  3. Hugh Montgomery1720 - 1779
  4. Margaret Montgomeryest 1721-1735 -
  5. Samuel Montgomery1721 - 1797
  6. William Montgomery1723 - 1785
  7. John Montgomery1725 - 1805
  8. Capt. James Montgomeryest 1729 - 1809
  9. Anne Montgomery1731 - 1808
  10. Joseph Montgomery1733 -
  11. Elizabeth Montgomery1737 - 1775
Facts and Events
Name James Montgomery, of Catawba Creek
Gender Male
Birth? 1690 County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
Marriage 1715 Irelandto Anne Thompson
Death[2] bef 16 Mar 1757 Augusta County, Virginia[probate]

James Montgomery was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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19 Jun 1746 - Augusta County - James Montgomery buys 654a from Zeruiah Borden, part of Benjamin Borden's tract 1

15 Jul 1747 - Augusta County - per deposition [of whom?], Capt. James Montgomery, gent., was living at the Cutappa (Catawba) prior to 15th July, 1747 1

11 Apr 1751 - Augusta County - James Montgomery sells 654a on Catawba Creek to Benjamin Borden 1

28 May 1751 - Augusta County - Benjamin Borden sells 654a on Catawba Creek to Robert Montgomery 1

6 Nov 1797 - Wythe County - son James Montgomery deposes that he lived with his father, James, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His father sent deponent's oldest brother, Robert, to Virginia to buy lands, and bought 654 acres on Catawba Creek, but one Clarke had bought part of the tract. Robert contracted as part payment to bring two uncommon large bells from Pennsylvania. Robert left his brother John on the land, returned to Pennsylvania, and then the father and family came. John was then about 21 years old.


POSSIBLE Estate Records (for review)

[Note of Caution: there is some question as to whether James Montgomery of Catawba Creek belongs to the records below or if they belong to James Montgomery of Jackson River. Research in progress. See Talk Page for discussion.]

  • 19 Nov 1756 - Augusta County - Ann Mountgomery's bond (with John Dickinson and James Simpson) as administratrix of James Simpson
  • 16 Mar 1757 - Augusta County - Estate of James Mountgomery is appraised by Francis McKowan, John McKowan, Jacob Anderson, John Buntin 2
  • 19 Aug 1758 - Augusta County - Ann, widow and admx. of James Montgomerie, has removed out of the County.2
References
  1.   Records, in Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), Secondary quality.

    Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
    Page 123.—19th June, 1746. Zeruiah Borden (as in p. 120) to James Montgomery, £20 current money Virginia; 654 acres, part of 3,553 acres patented to Benjamin (Borden), Sr., 9th March, 1740.

    Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
    Page 267.-- 11th April, 1751. James Montgomery to Benj. Borden, 654 acres on Cataba Creek.

    Page 271.--28th May, 1751. Benj. Borden to Robert Montgomery, on Cataba Creek, same 654 acres as above.

    [Vol needed]
    [pg needed] Brown vs. Smith.--Capt. James Montgomery, gent., living at the Cutappa (Catawba) prior to 15th July, 1747.

  2. POSSIBLE MATCH for review - Estate Records, in Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes).

    [Vol needed]
    Page 176.--19th November, 1756. Ann Mountgomery's bond (with John Dickinson and James Simpson) as administratrix of James Simpson
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    [Papapi Note: Mountgomery;transcription error.]
    [cos1776 Note, Dec 2015: I haven't been able to find this record to verify what the original says. Can someone provide a link or direct transcript. Thank you.]
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    * Page 183.--16th March, 1757. James Mountgomery's appraisement, by Francis McKowan, John McKowan, Jacob Anderson, Jno. Buntin.
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    [Papapi Note: None of the people associated with the settlement of James Mountgomery's estate of 1756-1757 lived anywhere near Catawba Creek, a tributary of the James River. All the people mentioned in the estate settlement lived at what is today Lexington Virginia, in lands commonly known as the Beverley Manor and the Upper Borden Tract (present day Rockbridge County, Virginia). The estate settlement mentions James Simpson (lived on Jackson River), John Dickinson (lived on Jackson River), Francis McKowan (lived in Beverley Manor), John McKowan (lived in Beverley Manor), Jacob Anderson (lived in Beverley Manor), Jno. Buntin (lived in Beverley Manor).]
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    Vol 1
    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. VI.
    AUGUST 19, 1758.
    Page 81
    Page (199) Ann, widow and admx. of James Montgomerie, has removed out of the County.

  3.   Court Record, in Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), Secondary quality.

    From Augusta County, Virginia Circuit Court Records:

    Page ___--James Montgomery, aged 68, deposes, in Wythe County, 6th November, 1797, that he lived with his father, James, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His father sent deponent's oldest brother, Robert, to Virginia to buy lands, and bought 654 acres on Catawba Creek, but one Clarke had bought part of the tract. Robert contracted as part payment to bring two uncommon large bells from Pennsylvania. Robert left his brother John on the land, returned to Pennsylvania, and then the father and family came. John was then about 21 years old.
    Page ___--Joseph Montgomery, aged 64, deposes, ditto. Brother to James above.

  4.   Family Recorded, in Allison, Elizabeth Kelly. Early Southwest Virginia Families: families of Kelly, Smyth, Buchanan, Clark and related families of Edmondson, Keys, Beattie, Ryburn, McDonald. (Alabama, 1960), Secondary quality.

    James Montgomery, according to family tradition, was born about 1690 near Donegal, Ireland, and moved to America about 1733, perhaps at the same time as his sister Catherine and her husband, Patrick Calhoun. He was living in Lancaster Co, PA probably at Chestnut Level, in 1746 when he sent his sons Robert and John to Virginia to buy land. On June 19, 1746, they acquired 654 acres on Catawba Creek in Augusta Co (now Botetourt) VA from Benjamin Borden for 20 lbs. They then returned to PA to bring back two large bells as partial payment for the land and to bring the remainder of the family to VA. The 654 acre tract was sold to Robert on May 28, 1751.

    He served as a justice of the Augusta County Court, a militia captain, and an officer of the New Derry Presbyterian congregation. He was one of the most prominent men in the Catawba community. He died in 1756 and on November 19, 1756, his widow, Anne with John Dickenson and James Simpson, posted bond to administer his estate. Shortly afterward, Anne moved away from the area with some of her children.

  5.   Stoner, Robert Douthat, and Virginia) Roanoke Valley Historical Society (Roanoke. A seed-bed of the Republic: a study of the pioneers in the Upper (Southern) Valley of Virginia. (R.D. Stoner, c1962 (Kingsport, Tennessee : Kingsport Press)), Secondary quality.

    [need to verify information]
    [James Montgomery was on Catawba Creek as early as 1746, according to R.D. Stoner's _A Seed Bed of the Republic_, (1962). His sons were John and Robert. Stoner also quotes a court order of 13 May 1796 which names many Presbyterians associated with the Sinking Spring Congregation, including Samuel Montgomery]