Robert Montgomery & Mary Jones

Robert Montgomery 1758 – 1808 | his parents
& Mary Jones 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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iv. 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.

4 thoughts on “Robert Montgomery & Mary Jones”

  1. WHERE WAS MONTGOMERY MILL IN HERTFORD COUNTY? MY GREAT GRANDFATHER LAWRENCE ASKEW USED TO OWN IT AND WAS MENTIONED IN HIS WILL IN ABOUT 1884?

    1. Did you ever find out where Montgomery Mill was in Hertford Co. ? Lawrence Askew was my ggg-grandfather. Also do you know who Lawrence’s parents were?

      1. okay — it was on the west side of the Ahoskie Swamp across from where the Thomas House was on the Creek. there was a ford at that spot. before Thomas’s Bridge over the Wiccocon.
        Just a few miles north of Bethlehem. South of Cofield or Sally Archer’s.

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