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MONTGOMERY, Hugh*
(1705-1785)
ANDERSON, Caroline*
(Abt 1711-Abt 1767)
MONTGOMERY, Hugh*
(1727-1785)
CUNNINGHAM, Agnes Jane*
MONTGOMERY, Alexander
(Abt 1760-1812)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. KING, Katherine
2. SWAYZE, Lydia

MONTGOMERY, Alexander

  • Born: Abt 1760, Camden District, South Carolina, United States
  • Marriage (1): KING, Katherine on 2 May 1797
  • Marriage (2): SWAYZE, Lydia on 26 Sep 1804
  • Died: Nov 1812, Adams County, Mississippi, United States
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence, 1790, Mississippi, United States. 3633 In 1790, a census year, Alexander was in Mississippi.

2. Story. 3658 Alexander Montgomery, son of Hugh, was born in Waxhaw Settlement, died Nov 1812 in Adams Co, MS, married 1st 5-2-1797 Katherine King (d 12-1-1803, dau of Justus King), married 2nd 26 Sept 1804 Lydia Swayze. Alexander and Lydia had a son Jefferson, who married Miss West, daughter of Governor Cato West. Alexander was in the Revolutionary War. He was granted in 1793 500 arpents [sic] of land on Thompson's Creed in Adams Co, MS.

3. Story. 3659 Alexander Montgomery, son of Hugh, was probably born around 1760. He was the first of the family to move to Mississippi. After the Revolution he came down by way of Tennessee, without means, to seek the lands being offered by the Spanish Government in and about Natchez. In 1789 lands were granted to him on Buffalo Creek, and in 1793 he was granted 500 arpents on Thompson Creek. In 1797 he made some improvements on his land grant along Buffalo Creek, and this same year found his friend and neighbor, Prosper King, residing in the Homochitto valley. In 1798 Alexander built another cabin in the Homochitto valley, a gift for his newly acquired bride.

4. Story. 3659 On 7 April 1798, the Mississippi Territory was approved by Congress. Major Winthrop Sargent, previously of Massachusetts and the secretary and acting governor of the Northwest territory, was nominated by President Adams as Governor of Mississippi. His austerity and lack of sympathy made him unpopular. Dissatisfaction grew under his administration, until in 1800 a petition for redress was written and signed by the inhabitants including Alexander Montgomery. On 10 May 1800 Congress advanced the Territory to the second grade, or "second degree", which gave the inhabitants the right to elect a legislature to act with the Governor. In 1801 Alexander was chosen by President Adams as one of the Territorial council of five, and this office he held for five years. Three of Alexander's brothers, William, Samuel, and Joseph followed him to Mississippi in the year 1802. In 1806 Alexander Montgomery was elected for the first time to the House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory. He served as a representative from Adams County for two years. Then in 1808 he was again appointed to the Territorial Council of Mississippi. In 1809 he was reappointed, succeeding James Lea as president of that body (the Legislative Council of the Mississippi Territory). In 1809 he was succeeded by Thomas Barnes as president, then in 1810 he succeeded Barnes as president, a position which he held until his death in November of 1812. In 1809 the Bank of Mississippi was established at Natchez, with Alexander Montgomery as one of the directors.

5. Story. 3660 Alexander was the first of the family to move to Mississippi. He was secretary of the Territory at the time of his death.

6. Story. 3659 In 1797 Alexander married Catherine King, daughter of Major Richard King, by whom he had four children. After the untimely death of his first wife, Alexander married Lydia Swayze of Adams County. By her he had two sons.

7. Appearance in Document, 5 Oct 1810, Lancaster District, South Carolina, United States. 3634 Isaac Barr, Rutherford Co, TN, special attorney for John Kirk, Rutherford Co, TN, appointed by virtue of power of attorney from Alexander Montgomery, Adams Co, Mississippi, sold 100 acres on both sides of Camp Creek, part of land of Hugh Montgomery, deceased, old tract bequeathed to his son, Alexander Montgomery and sold to John Montgomery, deceased (Lancaster Co Deed Book G, p327).


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Alexander married Katherine KING on 2 May 1797. (Katherine KING died on 1 Dec 1803.)


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Alexander next married Lydia SWAYZE, daughter of Richard SWAYZE and Hannah BUDD, on 26 Sep 1804.




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