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MONTGOMERY

Montgomery Family

 

Welsh, originally designated one who came from the ancient castle of Saint Foi de Montgomery 'hill of Gomeric orfrom Saint Germain de Montgomery, two places in Normandy; Roger de Montgomery accompanied the Conqueror to England.[1]

 

In the 1870 Pulaski census, there were several African-American Montgomery children living with different families, some of them were “house help” others were “farm laborers” and they were in the age range of being siblings. They were James born 1851, John born 1852, Larkin born 1854, Jacob born 1855, Alexander born 1856, Margaret A. born 1857 and Richard born 1858.

 

Larkin “Lark” Montgomery was born October 1854[2] in Pulaski County to John and Letitia Montgomery. He married Nancy Moody 14 May 1877 in Giles County. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Letitia Moody[3].Larkin married 2ND  Lucinda “Lucy” J. Peoples sometime between 1880-1890 as Nancy was listed with Larkin in the 1880 Pulaski County census. By 1900, Lucy was listed in the Pulaski County census with Larkin. Lucy was the daughter of Pharaoh and Susan Peoples[4] from Crockett’s Cove, Wythe County. In the 1900 Pulaski Census, listed Larkin and Lucy as married 10 years, making their marriage year in 1890. They had 5 children with 4 living. Lucy was born September 1865 per the 1900 census.

 

On July 25, 1906, N. F. White conveyed 40 acres to Lucy Montgomery being part of the J. W. White farm.[5]

 

Larkin Montgomery and Lucy conveyed 4 acres to John Dickerson on February 28, 1914.[6]

 

Also on February 28, 1914, Larkin and Lucy conveyed 8 acres to Mittie Peoples and her heirs.[7]

 

Larkin and Nancy’s children taken from Pulaski County, Virginia Births-1853-93, Pulaski County Courthouse:

1.       Male Infant born 01 March 1878.

2.       Mettie born 15 August 1880 married Joseph Taylor Peoples on 22 December 1898 in Pulaski. Joseph was born June 1877 (per the Pulaski 1900 census) to Pharaoh and Susan Peoples.

 

N. F. White and Eliza conveyed 2 tracts of land to J. T. Peoples on October 7, 1927. Being same tracts bought from the Cecil heirs. A total of 220 acres.[8]

 

Joseph and Mettie’s children:

2.1.        John Huston born about 1901.

2.2.        Carrie born about 1903 married Charlie M. Banks on 24 January 1924 in Pulaski County.

2.3.        Mary Ann born about 1904.

2.4.        Joseph Larkin born 03 May 1905 married Signora Barner.

2.5.        James born about 1909.

2.6.        Leonard E. born about 1911.

2.7.        Mark E. born about 1915.

2.8.        Edward W. married 1st Edna Dickerson on 19 March 1930 in Pulaski. He married 2nd Martha Ann Spalding.

3.       Male Infant born 16 July 1881.

4.       Laura born 20 September 1882 married Marshall Butler on 20 February 1896 in Pulaski.

5.       Mary born 10 February 1885.

Larkin and Lucy’s children from the 1900 and 1910 census and Pulaski County Births:

6.       Lawrence born 08 February 1891married Josephine Gorden.

7.       James born 09 April 1892.

8.       Mary born September 1895.

9.       Selitha born February 1897.

10.   Ruth born about 1900.

11.   Napoleon born about 1904.

12.   Nancy Sylvester born about 1907 married Henry Page on 19 January 1926 in Pulaski County.


[1] What is in Your Name? Vitalog.net. website http://www.vitalog.net/cgi-bin/select_name.cgi

[2] 1900 Pulaski County, VA Census

[3] Parent’s names came from Giles County, VA Marriage Records, Giles County Courthouse.

[4] Parent’s names came from 1860 Wythe County, VA census.

[5] Pulaski County, VA Deed Book 29, p. 329.

[6] Pulaski County, VA Deed Book 34, p. 508.

[7] Pulaski County, VA Deed Book 34, p.522.

[8] Pulaski County, VA Deed Book 57, p. 79.

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