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1833 Nuncupative Will of William Montgomery

In 1833 cholera ran rampant in most of Kentucky.  Many, many people died, several in a family, sometimes the entire family.  My gr-gr-gr-grandfather, William Peter Montgomery, was one of those who died of the dread disease in Washington County on June 19, 1833.  Yesterday, while at the courthouse in Springfield, I checked the probate records and found his nuncupative will – meaning an oral will that is written down by others.  Evidently he was too ill to even sign the document.  William’s wife, Polly (Yates), was eight months pregnant with their sixth child, William Peter, my ancestor, was born about six weeks or so after the death of his father.  The older children were Charles W. Montgomery, Martha E. Montgomery, Henry L. Montgomery, Mary Rebecca Montgomery and Frances Edwina Montgomery.

Son William Peter married Martha Ann Carrico December 30, 1862.  The couple had ten children, including my great-grandfather, Robert E. Lee Montgomery.

scan200The Montgomery’s from William Peter and Martha Ann on are buried at St. Dominic Cemetery in Springfield.  That parish began in 1843, after the cholera epidemic.  Springfield City Cemetery, also known as Cemetery Hill, has a monument dedicated to those who lost their lives during the cholera epidemics of 1833 and 1854.  An unnamed black gentleman cared for and buried the victims.  There are approximately 106 victims in unmarked graves.  I assume William Montgomery is buried here, but cannot be sure.

img_0885William Montgomery’s Will or last request.  1st That all his property, real, personal or mixt, be left to his wife Polly during her single life, 2nd if she should marry again she is only to have what she brought with her or had at the time of their marriage, 3rd the Estate to be at her death equally divided between all his children, 4th he appoints William Yates jointly with his wife as executors to manage his affairs to take care of his children and pay his debts, etc.

Samuel Montgomery, William Yates

img_0886At a County Court began and held for Washington County at the Courthouse in Springfield on Monday the 22nd day of July, 1833.  This nuncupative will of William Montgomery, deceased, was produced in court and proved by the oaths of Samuel Montgomery and William Yates, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the nuncupative will of William Montgomery, deceased, and ordered to be recorded accordingly in will Book E page 147.

William B. Booker

Original Marriage Certificate – Montgomery – Carrico

Original Marriage Certificate

William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico

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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.

Today In Genealogy History – August 22

William Peter Montgomery died 103 years ago – August 22, 1910 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  William was the son of William Peter Montgomery and Mary Polly Yates, born August 7, 1833, six weeks after his father died of cholera.  William married Martha Ann Carrico December 30, 1862.  They had 10 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.

Family Group Sheet for Charles Montgomery and Mary Ann Elder

Family Group Sheet for Charles Montgomery

Husband: Charles Montgomery
Birth: 25 Jul 1750 in Charles County, Maryland
Death: 26 Apr 1809 in Washington County, Kentucky
Marriage: 29 Jan 1787 in Maryland
Mother: Margaret Hagan
Father: Peter Montgomery

Wife: Mary Ann Elder
Birth: 15 Nov 1761 in Maryland
Death: 19 Jul 1842 in Washington County, Kentucky
Mother: Julia Ward
Father: Charles Elder

Children:

Name: John Henry Montgomery
Birth: 21 Nov 1787
Death: Bef. 31 Oct 1826 in Washington County, Kentucky
Marriage: 09 Jan 1815 in Washington County, Kentucky
Spouse: Eleanor Elder

Name: Samuel Louis Montgomery
Birth: 09 Jan 1789
Death: 26 Nov 1863

Name: Anne Frances Montgomery
Birth: 09 Mar 1791
Marriage: 11 Nov 1830 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Thomas Blandford

Name: Benedict Elder Montgomery
Birth: 16 Oct 1792 in Charles Co., MD
Death: 22 Oct 1872 in Washington Co., KY
Marriage: 02 Sep 1817 in Washington Co., KY
Spouse: Bibiana Wight

Name: Mary Ann Montgomery
Birth: 09 Jul 1794

Name: Mary Eleanore Montgomery
Birth: 13 Aug 1796 in Washington County, Kentucky
Marriage: 26 Jan 1818 in Washington Co., KY
Spouse: John T. Blandford

Name: William Peter Montgomery
Birth: 24 Oct 1798 in Washington County, Kentucky
Death: 19 Jun 1833 in Washington County, Kentucky
Marriage: 21 Jan 1822 in Washington County, Kentucky
Spouse: Mary Polly Yates

Name: Ann Rebecca Montgomery
Birth: 26 Aug 1800

Name: Elizabeth Margaret Montgomery
Birth: 27 Mar 1803

William Peter Montgomery Family Sheet

Family Group Sheet for William Peter Montgomery

Husband: William Peter Montgomery
Birth: 24 Oct 1798 in Washington County, Kentucky
Death: 19 Jun 1833 in Washington County, Kentucky
Marriage: 21 Jan 1822 in Washington County, Kentucky
Mother: Mary Ann Elder
Father: Charles Montgomery

Wife: Mary Polly Yates
Birth: 1800
Death: 1874 in Washington County, Kentucky
Mother: Henrietta Cambron
Father: John Yates

Children:

Name: Charles W. Montgomery
Birth: 01 Sep 1823
Death: Monroe Co., MO
Marriage: 20 Dec 1844 in Washington Co., KY
Spouse: Helen Hagan

Name: Martha E. Montgomery
Birth: 1825
Marriage: 17 Aug 1846 in Washington Co., KY
Spouse: Thomas L. Hagan

Name: Henry L. Montgomery
Birth: 1827
Marriage: 23 Jun 1857 in Washington Co., KY
Spouse: Elnora Montgomery

Name: Mary Rebecca Montgomery
Birth: 1829
Marriage: 08 Apr 1842 in Washington Co., KY
Spouse: James Aloysius Hagan

Name: Frances Edwina Montgomery
Birth: Abt. 1832 in Washington Co., KY

Name: William Peter Montgomery
Birth: 07 Aug 1833 in Washington County, Kentucky
Death: 22 Aug 1910 in Washington County, Kentucky
Burial: 24 Aug 1910 in St. Dominic Cemetery, Washington County, KY
Marriage: 30 Dec 1862 in Washington County, Kentucky
Spouse: Martha Ann Carrico

Today In Genealogy History – December 20, 2012

Martha Ann Carrico and William Peter Montgomery were married 150 years ago – December 20, 1862 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Martha was the daughter of Edward Carrico and Matilda Catherine Dillehay.  William was the son of William Peter Montgomery and Mary Polly Yates.  Martha and William had 10 children:  John Thomas, Robert E. Lee, Anna Laura, William Edward, Mary C., Samuel Howard, Louise Mary “Lilly”, Frances B. and Sarah Isabelle Montgomery.

Today In Genealogy History – November 20, 2012

Ann E. Woodward and William Peter Montgomery were married 157 years ago – November 20, 1855 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Ann was the daughter of Caleb and Mary Woodward.  William was the son of William Peter Montgomery and Mary Polly Yates.  Unfortunately Ann lived only a few years, and there were no surviving children.