Robert Montgomery (1780-1846) & Patience Marvel (1796-1882)

Robert Montgomery and Patience Marvel are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Robert Montgomery was born in 1780 in Sussex County, Delaware. He moved to Green County, Georgia and then to Indiana.

Patience Marvel was born in Delaware in 1796. Her parents were Prettyman Marvel and Lavina Rogers. Her family moved to Green County, Georgia the year she was born and later settled in Gibson County, Indiana. You can see Prettyman Marvel’s Find A Grave memorial here.

Robert and Patience were married on April 30, 1812 in Knox County, Indiana.

Robert served with Caption Joseph Montgomery’s Company of the Indiana Militia during the War of 1812. Patience eventually got a pension from this.

On the 1820 US Census, Robert Montgomery was head of a household in Gibson, Indiana. There were 5 in the household: 3 males under age 10 (William was 6, Prettyman was 5, and John was 2); 1 male aged 26-44 (Robert was 40); 1 female under age 10 (Elizabeth was a baby); 1 female aged 16-24 (Patience was 24). One person was engaged in agriculture.

On the 1830 US Census, Robert Montgomery again headed a household in Gibson, Indiana. There were 10 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (James was 3 and Robert was a baby); 1 male aged 5-9 (Samuel was 6); 1 male aged 10-14 (John was 12); 1 male aged 50-59 (Robert was 50); 1 female under age 5 (Laura was 1); 2 females aged 5-9 (Nancy was 8 and Elizabeth was 9); 1 female aged 30-39 (Patience was 34). Sons William, age 16, and Prettyman, age 15, aren’t included.

On the 1840 US Census, Robert Montgomery headed a household in Smith, Posey County, Indiana. There were 13 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Thomas was 2); 2 males aged 5-9 (George was 6 and Robert was 9); 3 males aged 10-14 (James was 13); 1 male aged 15-19 (Samuel was 16); 2 males aged 20-29 (John was 22 and William was 26. Son Prettyman was married.); 1 male aged 50-59 (Robert was 60); 1 female aged 5-9 (Laura was 11); 1 female aged 20-29 (Elizabeth was 20); 1 female aged 50-59 (Patience was 44). Five were employed in agriculture. Daughter Nancy, age 18, is not included, and there are two unknown males aged 10-14 in the home.

Robert died on April 27, 1846 in Posey County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1850 US Census, Patience was 54 and a widow. She lived with son William, age 36, his wife Olivia, and their 4 children in Smith, Posey County, Indiana.

On the 1870 US Census, Patience was 74 and lived in Montgomery, Gibson County, Indiana with son Thomas, his wife Mary, and their 2 children. There’s also a James Montgomery, age 14, living in the home, and I think he is Patience’s orphaned grandson, the son of her son William.

On the 1880 US Census, Patience was 84 and remained in Montgomery, Gibson County, Indiana. She lived with son Thomas, a widower, and his 4 children. A housekeeper,  Sarah A. Moore, age 52, also lived in the home.

Patience died in 1882. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The 11 children of Robert Montgomery and Patience Marvel:

William Montgomery – William was born February 15, 1814 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Olivia Elmira Davis and they had at least 7 children. He died September 11, 1868 in Franklin County, Illinois. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Prettyman Marvel Montgomery – Prettyman was born on October 20, 1815 in Owensville, Gibson County, Indiana. He married Martha Pruitt on December 1, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had at least 5 children and she died prior to 1850. He married Melissa Jane Tribel on May 12, 1851 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had at least 3 children. He died October 13, 1887 in Johnson, Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Montgomery – John was born February 1, 1818 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Henrietta Wilson in 1843. They had a daughter named Comfort, and Henrietta died that year. Comfort was raised by her mother’s relatives. John married Martitia Knowles a few years later. They had 3 children. John died in 1868 in Fort Branch, Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Montgomery – Elizabeth was born April 14, 1820 in Posey County, Indiana. She married William Jonathan Davis on June 1, 1841 in Posey County, Indiana. They had at least 9 children.  It is not known when and where she died. She last appears on the 1870 US Census living in Davis, Fountain County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nancy Montgomery – Nancy was born September 12, 1822 in Gibson County, Indiana. She married John Wesley Bonine on July 28, 1842 in DeWitt County, Illinois. They had 9 children. She died on October 26, 1897 in Richmond, Franklin County, Kansas. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel Montgomery – Samuel is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

James Montgomery – James was born January 7, 1827 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Louisa Knowles on November 3, 1853 in Gibson County, Indiana, and they had 8 children. He died October 25, 1907 in Cynthiana, Posey County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lavina Montgomery – Lavina was born June 16, 1829 in Posey County, Indiana. She married Ebenezer Cecin Church on December 19, 1848 in Posey County, Indiana. They had 9 children. Ebenzer was a shoemaker and a wagon maker. The 1870 US Census indicates that Lavina could read, but couldn’t write. She died December 25, 1890 in Patoka, Gibson County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Robert Montgomery – Robert was born September 10, 1831. He married Priscilla Sylvia Knowles on November 23, 1856 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 6 children and farmed. Robert fought in the Civil War. The 1870 US Census indicates that Robert could not read or write. Two of their children became teachers. Robert died on December 20, 1896 in Montgomery, Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Montgomery  – George was born May 13, 1834. He married Mary Ellen Williams on October 26, 1859 in Posey County, Indiana. They had 6 children. George was a farmer. The 1870 US Census indicates that George could not read or write. After his wife Mary died in 1881, he married Louisa in about 1886, and they had no children. He died on January 20, 1912 in Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Montgomery – Thomas was born June 7, 1838 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Mary Ann Barton on September 28, 1863 in Posey County, Indiana. They had 5 children and farmed. He died November 10, 1882 in Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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