Person:Robert Montgomery (42)

Robert Montgomery
m. 1715
  1. Mary Montgomery
  2. Robert Montgomery1717 - 1789
  3. Hugh Montgomery1720 - 1779
  4. Margaret MontgomeryEst 1721 to 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
  • HRobert Montgomery1717 - 1789
  • WMary White1720 - 1790
m. 1740
  1. James MontgomeryAbt 1742 -
  2. William Montgomery1743 -
  3. Lt. Thomas Montgomery1748 - 1818
  4. Samuel MontgomeryAbt 1750 - 1819
  5. Mary MontgomeryAbt 1752 -
  6. Robert Montgomery1752 - 1793
  7. Joseph Montgomery1755 -
Facts and Events
Name Robert Montgomery
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1717 Donegal, Ulster Prov, Ireland
Marriage 1740 (city) Lancaster, Pennsylvaniato Mary White
Death? 15 Mar 1789 Lincoln County, Kentucky
Alt Death[1] Bef 16 Mar 1790 Lincoln County, Kentucky

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's: (unless otherwise listed)

  • Page 271.--88th May, 1751. Benj. Borden to Robert Montgomery, on Cataba Creek, same 654 acres as above. {Note: this same tract was originally conveyed from Benjamin Borden Sr.'s widow, Zeruiah, to Robert Montgomery's father James Montgomery in 1746; then James Montgomery conveyed it back to Borden, just a few weeks later, as follows}:
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.
Page 267.-- 11th April, 1751. James Montgomery to Benj. Borden, 654 acres on Cataba Creek. [Note: James Montgomery was the father of Robert]

  • 1754 - Robert Montgomery and Patrick Sharky entered a suitable tract of land on Sinking Spring Creek for the use of the Congregation, thus showing that the community was interested in its own form of worship and was willing to provide for its religious needs. This was the meeting place for the inhabitants of that whole region and the beginning of the flourishing Presbyterian congregation that succedded the Established Church at the County seat when the town of Fincastle was established. Robert Montgomery succeeded William Scott as Constable on Catawba. In 1756 he and Thomas McFarrin processioned the land in Capt. John McFarrin's Company on Catawba Creek. [Source: Kegley's Virginia Frontier, F. B. Kegley, Southwest Virginia Historical Society, Roanoke, Virginia, 1938, pg 167].
  • 20 Sep 1763. Charles Stuart and Grizel to Robert Montgomery, 32 pounds, 54 acres on head of Moffet's Creek, patented to William Hogshead, deceased, 16th August 1756, and conveyed to Charles by David Hogshead, heir-at-law to the said William Hogshead. Teste: Robert Willey. Delivered: Robert Montgomery, 16th March 1774. Deed Book Number 11, Augusta County, Virginia, page 376. In Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia (Records of Augusta County Virginia 1754-1800) by Lyman Chalkley, Vol III, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1966, pp.402-403.

Disposition of Land from Kegley's Virginia Frontier:

  • 10 May 1780: William Christian, from Robert Montgomery--654 acres on Catawba Creek. [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, F. B. Kegley, Southwest Virginia Historical Society, Roanoke, Virginia, 1938, pg 474].
  • 1754: Patrick Sharkey and Robert Montgomery--on Sinking Spring Branch, of Catawba--(for the congregation)--85 acres. [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, F. B. Kegley, Southwest Virginia Historical Society, Roanoke, Virginia, 1938, pg 172].
  • 11 Jul 1761: Robert Montgomery and Patrick Sharkey--Grant, 85 acres, called the Sinking Springs, a branch of Catawba. Patent Book 33, 1045. [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, F. B. Kegley, Southwest Virginia Historical Society, Roanoke, Virginia, 1938, pg 353].

Land Records in Kentucky

  • 25 Feb 1783: Robert Montgomery claimed 1,000 acres on Dix river in Lincoln County Kentucky.
  • 13 Mar 1788: Indenture, Jacob Myers of Lincoln County, to Robert Montgomery, Sr. of the same county, for 40 pounds, 200 acres in Fayette County on the waters of Jessamine Creek. Witnessed John Crow, James Gilmore and William Fields. Kentucky Court of Appeals, Deeds A, p. 376: Recorded March 15, 1788. P 377: Jacob Meyers sold 625 acres to Thomas Montgomery. [1]

Will Abstract

Montgomery, Robert. Written: 5-15-1789, Proved: 3-16-1790. Leg.: wife Mary; John Simpson; sons, Joseph, James, William, Thomas, Samuel, Robert. "My beaver hat & house bible" to James. Exrs.: sons James, William, Samuel. Wit.: John Montgomery, Nathaniel Evins, Samuel Montgomery. [Lincoln County, Kentucky Will Book 1, Page 183].

Will Transcript

16 March 1790: "In the name of God amen. I Robert Montgomery Senior of the County of Lincoln and State of Virginia being through the mercies of God though weak in body yet of sound and perfect understanding and memory do constitute this to be my last Will and Testiment and desire it to be received by all as such.
In the first place most humbly bequeath my Soul to God my maker beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient and glorious meditation and mercies of my most compational Redeemer Jesus Christ who gave Himself to be an attonement for my sins and is able to save to the utermost all that come unto God by him seeing he ever goeth to make intersession for them and who I trust will not reject me a returning penetant sinner when I come to him for mercy: into this hope and confidence I render up my Soul with confort humbly beseeching Bleesed and Glorious Trinety .. one God most Holy most merciful and gracious to prepare me for the time of dissolution and then to take me to hmself into that Peace and rest and uncoparable felicity which he has prepared for those that love and fear his holy name. Amen Blessed be God.
Imprimis I give my body to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its resurection from thence at the last day.
As for my burial I desire it may be decent without pomp or state at the Dismation of my dear wife and my Executors hereafter named who I dout not will manage it with all requiste prudence.
As to my worldy Estate I will and positively order that all my debts be paid.
Item as for my cattle and housall furniture will and bequeath to my loving wife Mary.
Three milk cows I alow for John Simpson in case he comes to the Country to live against next fall.
Twenty pounds in case at my decease to be raised off the whole Estate also the one half of the tract of land lying on Jessamine containing two hundred and fifty acres to be equally devided land and water between my son Joseph and the above mentioned Simpson.
Also twenty pound in cash to my son Joseph to be raised as above mentioned.
Also one feather bed and furniture.
All the rest of my other lands I will and bequeath to my sons James, William, Thomas, Samuel and Robert Montgomery to be equally divided.
And all the rest of my personal Estate to be equally divided among the whole of the legatees except to James my beaver hat and house bible.
To William my hogs.
To Thomas my crosscut saw.
Samuel my new saddle.
To Robert my rifel gun.
And I do hereby autherise and appoint my sons James, William and Samuel Montgomery Executors or any tow of them to see too order and direct after my decease that this my last Will and Testiment may be carried into affact according to the true meaning and intent thereof as witness my hand and sealed with my seal fifteenth day of May and year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
(Signed) Robert Montgomery
Signed and Sealed in the presents of
Teste John Montgomery, Nathaniel Evins, Samuel Montgomery.
At a court held for Lincoln County the 16th day of March 1790 this will was proved by the oath of John Montgomery and Nathaniel Evans two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
[Source: Book A, Page 183, Lincoln County Kentucky Will Book].

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