Robert Montgomery & Mary Jones

Robert Montgomery 1758 – 1808 | his parents
& Mary Jones or Meredith 1764 – 1825 | her parents
of Hertford Co, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Robert Montgomery’s Mill and Mill Pond were for years landmarks in Hertford County.

Mary Jones 1 Jan 1764 – 4 July 1825 (headstone)
married ca 1780 Robert Montgomery 23 Feb 1758 – 31 Oct 1808

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Marble stones of Robert & Mary Montgomery
near Montgomery’s Mill, Hertford Co, NC

Lawyer – merchant – owned the mill that bore his name.
Robert Montgomery was a Member of the General Assembly from Hertford County 1785c, 1787c, 1788 senator, 1790, 1791, 1794, 1795, 1798 – 1800 house of commons, 1801 – 1807 senator.
Most of this time his co representative was
James Jones of Pitch Landing 1792, 1796 – 1806;
Thomas Wynns 1786, 1787 house, 1790-1800 senate, 1808 -1817 senate;
Abner Perry 1801 -1809.

Children of Mary Jones and Robert Montgomery:
1. Jane Montgomery 27 Oct 1782 – 28 Jan 1798
2. Dr. John C. Montgomery 30 Dec 1784 – 9 Dec 1822
married Harriet Duer
she married 2nd John A Anderson
a. Mary Jane Montgomery 1823 – no info aft 1833
3. Gen. (militia) Bridger Jones Montgomery 26 Nov 1790 – ca 1835
Frequently served in House & Senate from Hertford Co 1818 – 1832
served as Clerk and Master in Equity between Howell Jones & William Meredith Montgomery

married Mary Cowper
granddaughter of Capt. Lewis Meredith
a. William Meredith Montgomery 1814 – 1864 lived Frazier’s Cross Roads

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Hertford County’s Clerk and Master in Equity 1833 – 1864

married 28 Feb 1839 Olivia Y Harrell 29 April 1820 – 9 June 1847
i. William Bridger Montgomery 16 May 1840 – 11 July 1840
ii. Frances Cowper Montgomery 22 Aug 1841 – 1879
married 3 July 1863 Thomas Crowder Hayes 3 June 1835 –
iii. Elizabeth Rebecca Montgomery 21 Dec 1842 – 7 Mar 1902
married 18 April 1867 Luther Rice Cobb d 18 Jan 1915 age 75
iv. William Preston Montgomery 13 Oct 1845 – 4 May 1904
lost a foot in the war – never married
married 19 Oct 1847 Catherine Amanda Harrell 21 Feb 1822 -14 Dec 1881
sister of John W Harrell
i. Mary Eleanor [Ella] Montgomery 21 Aug 1848 – 1883
married 28 Jan 1869 Richard [Dick] Adam Hayes 24 July 1840 –
ii. Magdalene [Maggie] Montgomery 3 Nov 1850 – 1914
married 14 Jan 1879 James Hiliary Matthews
iii. Robert L Montgomery 20 Feb 1853 – 6 April 1928 dsp

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  1. Anna Walton Montgomery 27 May 1856 – 25 Nov 1856
    v. Rosa Harrell Montgomery 27 May 1856 – 22 June 1904
    married 1881 Dr. Jesse H Mitchell 1859 – 1934
    vi. Kate Bell Montgomery 18 Dec 1857 – 12 Oct 1938
    married Thomas C Blanchard
    vii. Oliva [Ollie] Floyd Montgomery 2 Sept 1861 – 1890
    married Richard A Hayes
    viii. Willie F Montgomery [a girl] 4 Sept 1863 – 6 Feb 1864
    4. Dr. Robert M Montgomery Jr. 17 March 1796 – 17 Feb 1821
    5. Col. (militia) Kerr Montgomery 7 Oct 1798 – 1830’s
    married ca 1825 Julia A Cowper 1800 – aft 1860
    granddaughter of Capt. Lewis Meredith
    a. Roscius Montgomery ca 1826 –
    said to have gone with sister Rebecca to Panola Co, MS to live
    b. Rebecca Montgomery ca 1828 –
    married a Mr Smith
    c. Evelyn Montgomery ca 1830 –
    While a little girl she fell from a tree, broke her neck and died.
    This tragedy is said to have caused her mother to become mentally unbalanced.

    6. George W. Montgomery 19 Nov 1801 – ca 1841
    married 8 Nov 1825 Mary Hitchborn granddaughter of Capt. Lewis Meredith
    married 2nd after 1831 Martha Pipkin 1812 – 19 June 1882
    a. Georgie [Georgianna] Montgomery 1837 –
    married 29 June 1865 Isaac Pipkin 1832 Gates Co –
    of Murfreesboro
    i. Isaac Pipkin ca 1869
    1. Mildred Pipkin ca 1910 –
    ii. Thomas W Pipkin
    iii. Georgie Pipkin
    married Lewis C Lawrence Jr lived Marion, SC
    b. Mary Susan Montgomery 1839 – aft 1880 School teacher
    married F L Funk 1828 Germany – aft 1880 School teacher
    Georgie and Susan were members of that first class of eleven students at Chowan.
    Martha married 2nd John W. Harrell 1 Dec 1814 – 30 Sept 1894
    7. Nancy Carr Montgomery 12 March 1805 – 10 April 1851
    married 8 Feb 1825 Benbury Walton 16 Sept 1801 – 28 Jan 1878
    a. Susan Wesley Walton 3 Oct 1842 – 18 Aug 1918
    married 1 May 1867 Theophilus J Hunter 22 Aug 1838 – 3 July 1904
    went to Sardis, Panola County Miss to live (DAR application)

There is this James Jones of Pitch Landing who I have also been told we descend from that died about/before 1784 who was married when he died to Sarah Bridgers widow of James Cotten and mother to Mary Jones the wife of Robert Montgomery. I cannot fit all this into the picture without a hitch somewhere. [My James Jones was still married to an Ameliscent when he died in 1783 and left children James, William, Winefred Hays and Sarah Wiggins.] Could the elder James Jones be his father who left Robert Montgomery and Sarah Jones as his executors? I have decided our James Jones of Pitch Landing is the nephew of this James Jones, son of his brother John.

Winborne says both: that Mary, Robert Montgomery’s wife was a Meredith from Murfreesboro and in another place that she was Mary Jones.

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