Original Marriage Certificate
William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico
This is to Certify That on the 30th day of December, 1862, the Rites of Marriage were legally solemnized by me, between William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico at Edward Carrico’s in the County of Washington in the presence of William Edelen and Lucy McIntire. Signed: John Ryan, O.S.D.
William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico are my gr-gr-grandparents. William was the son of William Peter Montgomery and Mary Polly Yates. His father died June 19, 1833, during a cholera outbreak in Washington County, Kentucky, two months before William was born, August 7. Martha Ann Carrico was the daughter of Edward Carrico and Matilda Catherine Dillehay. She was born October 26, 1839. They were both descendants of Maryland pioneers who made the journey from Charles County, Maryland, to Washington County, Kentucky in the latter 1790’s.
After marriage, William and Martha’s union produced ten children: John Thomas, Robert E. Lee, Anna Laura, William Edward, Mary C., Samuel Howard, Louise Mary “Lilly”, Charles Hampton, Frances B. and Sarah Isabelle Montgomery.
Both William and Martha lived to advance ages. William died August 22, 1910, and Martha, October 17, 1921. Both are buried in St. Dominic Catholic Church Cemetery, in Springfield, Kentucky. They spent their entire lives in Washington County.