Mary Ann Elder was born 251 years ago – November 15, 1761 – in Maryland. Mary Ann was the daughter of Charles Elder and Julia Ward. She married Charles Montgomery in 1787. The family moved to Washington County, Kentucky, about 1794. Charles and Mary Ann had 10 children: John Henry, Samuel Louis, Anne Frances, Benedict Elder, Mary Ann, Mary Eleanor, William Peter, Ann Rebecca, Elizabeth Margaret and Charles Pius Montgomery.