Person:William Montgomery (7)

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Col. William Montgomery
b.3 August 1736
d.1 May 1816
m. ABT 1715
  1. Margaret MontgomeryAFT 1715 -
  2. Moses MontgomeryAFT 1715 -
  3. John Montgomery1719 - ABT 1795
  4. Daniel MontgomeryABT 1731 -
  5. Col. William Montgomery1736 - 1816
Facts and Events
Name Col. William Montgomery
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 August 1736
Death[1] 1 May 1816

Notes

From "The Montgomery family magazine: genealogical, historical and biographical" (Volume yr.1915-1917).


Col. William Montgomery removed to Northumberland (now Montour County) 1776-7, died 1816, 80 years old, and was buried at Danville. His first wife was Margaret Nivin, and his children, Mary, died at the age of twenty-three years, Alexander died in infancy, Margaret died same year as her sister, William, born 1762, and John, born 1764.


From Borough of Danville Web Page (http://www.danvilleboro.com/)
In the fall of 1776 William Montgomery decided to move his family from Chester County to the land that he purchased on the Susquehanna River in 1774. His second wife, Isabella and his three sons, William -16, John -14, and Daniel -11, accompanied him. In 1787 Daniel Montgomery opened a general store and trading post near the river on the corner of Mill and East Market Streets. He became a merchant for a large area. It was in his honor that Danville was named. General William Montgomery built the stone residence on the corner of Mill and Bloom Streets in 1792. It is now occupied by the Montour County Historical Society.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 John and Esther Houston Montgomery, 1719-1973, compiled by Beulah Henry Anderson, et al., pub. 1974, by Brazos Printing Co., Maryville, Tennessee, p. 20.