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Today In Genealogy History – October 16, 2012

Benedict Elder Montgomery was born 220 years ago – October 16, 1792 – in Charles County, Maryland.  Benedict was the son of Charles Montgomery and Mary Ann Elder.  He married Bibiana Wight in 1817 in Washington County, Kentucky.  Benedict and Bibiana had 14 children:  Elizabeth Jane, Rosella, Isabella Catherine, James William, Mary Lettie, Julia Ann, Margaret Ellen, Martha Frances, Charlest Thomas, Hetty Ann, Richard, Susan Mary, Emily Polin and Ann Catherine Montgomery.

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  1. Benedict Elder Montgomery is my 3th Great Grand Uncle. He was born in Fredrick Co., Maryland along with most of his siblings except those later ones that were born in Washington Co., KY. after his parents came to KY about 1795. Benedict’s wife was from Charles Co., Maryland, but met and were married in Washington Co., KY. I am related to Benedict Elder Montgomery, by his brother, William Peter Montgomery who married Mary Yates in Washington Co., KY. My mother was a MONTGOMERY, and her mother was a YATES. Carl R. Simmons

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