Samuel Montgomery (1824-1897) & Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt (1820-1881)

Samuel Montgomery and Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for Samuel and Phoebe, plus both of Phoebe’s parents and both of Samuel’s parents.

MONTGOMERY Samuel Phoebe OriginalMONTGOMERY Samuel Phoebe BACKSamuel Montgomery was born on November 24, 1824 in Gibson County, Indiana. His parents were Robert Montgomery and Patience Marvel. Read about them here.

Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt was born on August 20, 1820 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Her parents were Moses B. Pruitt, Jr. and Phoebe Williams. Read about them here.

Samuel and Elizabeth married on December 12, 1844 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

On the 1850 US Census, Samuel and Elizabeth were both listed as being 28 years old. They lived in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana and had 4 children: Martha, age 4; John, age 3; James, age 2; and Joseph, an infant. Also in the home was Elizabeth’s mother Phoebe Pruitt, age 66. Elizabeth’s brother Simon lived on one side, and her brother John lived on the other. Brother William was close by.

On the 1855 Illinois Census, the family was listed in Township 20, Logan County. The household included 4 males under age 10 (John, age 8; James, age 7; Joseph, age 5; Simon, age 2) ; 1 male aged 30-40 (Samuel was 31); 2 females under age 10 (Martha was 10 and Mary was 1) ; 1 female aged 30-40 (Elizabeth was 35). One person was in the militia. The value of their live stock was $445 and they had 90 pounds of wool.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois. Samuel was said to be 31, and Elizabeth was said to be 39. They had 8 children: Martha, age 14; John, age 12; James, age 11; Joseph, age 9; Simon, age 7; Mary, age 5; Absolom, age 3; Phoebe, age 1. (Daughter Patience Comfort had been born and died since the last census. I believe there should be a son, Samuel Jr., listed too. He would have been 6 months old and died a year later.) Also living in the home was James Check, age 21. It is indicated that neither Samuel nor Elizabeth could read or write.

On the 1870 US Census, the family lived in Oran, Logan County, Illinois. Samuel was 46 and Elizabeth was 50. They had 5 children at home: Joseph, age 20; Simon, age 17; Mary, age 14; Absolom, age 13; Elizabeth, age 12.

On the 1880 US Census, the family remained in Oran, Logan County, Illinois. Samuel was 57 and Elizabeth was 61. Two children were at home: Absolom, age 23; and Pheobe, age 21. Also in the home was Clark Gardner, a 23 year old servant working on the farm.

Elizabeth died on October 8, 1881 in Cynthiana, Posey County, Indiana. She was visiting her sister and brother, became ill and died there. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel died on January 24, 1897 in Beason, Logan County, Illinois.

The 10 children of Samuel Montgomery & Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt:

Martha Ann Montgomery – Martha was born November 23, 1845 in Posey County, Indiana. She married John Harmon, a farmer and carpenter, and they had 7 children. Martha died in 1926 in Beason, Logan County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

MONTGOMERY John William FRANKLIN Martha VictoriaJohn William Montgomery – John was born in 1847 or 1848 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Martha Victoria Franklin. They farmed and had 8 children. John died May 10, 1921 in Assumption, Christian County, Illinois. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

(Photo: John William Montgomery and his wife Martha Victoria Franklin.)

James Thomas Montgomery – James was born March 15, 1849 in Indiana according to his Illinois death records. He married Juliett A. Mounts on April 8, 1877 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had at least 2 children. On the 1920 US Census James was a 69 year old widower living in a hotel in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois. He worked as a watchman at a casket factory. He died November 8, 1922 in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois.

Joseph Franklin Montgomery – Joseph was born in 1850 or 1851 in Indiana. The only records I have of him as an adult are 3 marriage records and one census. He married Martha Gasaway on August 17, 1873 in Logan County, Illinois. They are on the 1880 US Census with 2 children. He married Anna Ingram on March 28, 1891 in Logan County, Illinois. He married Mary Schafer on December 27, 1896 in Logan County, Illinois.

MONTGOMERY Mary Lavina and sisters MONTGOMERY Mary Lavina sisters back of photoSimon Wesley Montgomery – Simon was born May 15, 1853. He married Emeritta E. Eaton (pictured in middle, above). They had 6 children. Simon worked as a farmer, and on the railroad. Simon died on December 9, 1931. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Lavina Montgomery – Mary is Todd’s 2X Great Grandmother. (Pictured on right, above.) Read about her here. Don’t miss the 4-part series of photos belonging to her, starting here.

Absolom Jasper Montgomery – Absolom was born January 15, 1856. He didn’t marry. He died January 2, 1882 after being struck by lightening. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Patience Comfort Montgomery – Patience is said to have been born on April 11, 1857 in Beason, Logan County, Illinois. She is said to have died on October 12, 1857.

Phoebe Elizabeth Montgomery – Phoebe was born April 26, 1859 in Logan County, Illinois. She married George Henry Eaton and they had 3 children. (She’s pictured on left, above.) Phoebe died March 16, 1942 in Logan County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel Montgomery Jr. – Samuel is said to have been born on January 3, 1860 in Beason, Logan County, Illinois. He is said to have died on July 19, 1861.

James E. Reece (1820-1901) & Nancy Ann Anthony (1823-after 1910)

James E. Reece & Nancy Ann Anthony are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. Todd’s mother’s DNA puts her into the DNA Circle for both James and Nancy.

James E. Reece was born in Pennsylvania. He is thought to be the son of Johannes “Joe” Reece, born in Germany in 1787. On the 1880 US Census, James reported that his father was born in Germany and his mother was born in Maryland. On the 1900 US Census, James reported that both his parents were born in Germany. James has two known brothers, Joseph and John.

Nancy Ann Anthony was born in Ohio. She is the daughter of Jacob Anthony (born in New Jersey) and Mary Ellen Davis (born in Ireland.) Read about her parents and siblings in this blog post.

James and Nancy were married by Reverend Jacob Delay on August 17, 1843 in Jackson County, Ohio.

On the 1850 US Census, James & Nancy lived in Washington, Jackson County, Ohio. Nancy’s parents lived next door. James was 29 and Nancy was 26. Daughter Mary Jane was 5 and son Darius was 4. James’ brother Joseph Reece, age 21 and a laborer, lived with them.

The family next appears on the 1856 Iowa Census. They had lived in the state for 5 years. Enumerated in Dahlonega Township, Wapello County, James was age 35; Nancy was age 32. Also in the home were Mary Jane, age 12; Darias, age 10; William, age 5; John G., age 1; and James’ brother John Reece, age 33 (a potter who has been in state for 9 years.) They lived on 80 unimproved acres with these assets: 8 acres of spring wheat with 129 bushels harvested; 7 acres of oats with 325 bushels harvested; 25 acres of corn with 1200 bushels harvested; 1/2 acre of potatoes with 30 bushels harvested; 21 hogs sold for $44; 4 cows sold for $54; 75 pounds of butter manufactured; 31 pounds of wool manufactured; $16 value of domestic manufacture.

On the 1860 US Census, the family lived in Clinton, Wayne County, Iowa. James was 38 and Nancy was 37. They had 6 children: Mary Jane was 16; Darius was 14; William was 9; John was 5; Cyrus was 3; Thomas was 1. Also in the home was 22 year old Elizabeth Long.

On the 1870 US Census, the family lived in Chester, Logan County, Illinois. James was 49 and Nancy was 47. They had 7 children at home: William, age 19; John, age 15; Cyrus, age 13; Thomas, age 11; Rufus, age 8; Matilda, age 6; Levi, age 3. Son Darius lived next door with his wife.

On the 1880 US Census, the family lived in Aetna, Logan County, Illinois. James was 59 and Nancy was 57. They had 3 children at home: Cyrus was 23; Matilda was 16; and Levi was 15.

On the 1900 US Census, the family lived in Orvil, Logan County, Illinois. James was 79 and Nancy was 77. Son Elmer, a widower, lived with them, along with his children Minnie, age 8; and Etta, age 6. Daughter Matilda, age 38, also lived at home. It is noted that James can read but can’t write.

James died December 9, 1901. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1905 Kansas Census, Nancy was 82 and living in Shawnee County, Kansas with Hannah Reece, age 41, widow of Nancy’s son John; and Hannah’s sons Harry Reece, age 20; Jesse Reece, age 14; Glenn Reece, age 6. It’s indicated that Nancy was blind.

On the 1910 US Census, Nancy was 87 and living in South Haven, Sumner County, Kansas. She lived with son Darius, age 64, and his wife Clarinda, age 64.

It is not known when and where Nancy died.

The 9 children of James E. Reece & Nancy Ann Anthony:

Mary Jane Reece – Mary Jane was born in 1844 in Jackson County, Ohio. She married Isaiah Stephen Keeton on January 29, 1863 in Logan County, Illinois. They had 6 children. and lived in Iowa, then Kansas, and then California. Mary Jane died in Los Angeles County, California in 1935. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Darias Washington Reece – Darius was born on February 14, 1846 in Jackson County, Ohio. He fought in the Civil War when he was 18. He married Clarinda Arnold on December 30, 1868. They lived in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas, had 6 children. He died on April 30, 1938 in Sumner County, Kansas.

William Henderson Reece – William is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

John G. Reece – John was born October 24, 1854 in Iowa. He married Hannah Elizabeth Bean on March 30, 1882 in DeWitt County, Illinois and they had 5 children. He died January 21, 1901 in Shawnee County, Kansas. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Cyrus Orlando Reece – Cyrus was born November 14, 1857 in Iowa. He married Nina Martha Hunter and they had 5 children. He worked as a real estate agent and county treasurer. He died on May 31, 1939 in Oklahoma. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Edgar Reece – Thomas was born March 7, 1859 in Iowa. He married Emma Alice Buchanan on February 16, 1882 in Logan County, Illinois. They had 2 children. Thomas farmed and managed a livery barn. He died January 6, 1954 in Coles County, Illinois. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Rufus Edward Reece – Rufus was born February 6, 1861 in Logan County, Illinois. He married Sarah Elizabeth Eichinger  in 1884. They had 7 children, but only 2 lived past childhood. He was a blacksmith, and also worked as a house mover. After Sarah’s death, he married Effie May Osborn Seager in 1904. Rufus died at age 101, on August 15, 1962 in Lucas County, Ohio.

Matilda Reece – Matilda was born in July 1861. She didn’t marry or have children. In 1900 she was living with her parents, a widower brother and his children.  In 1910 she was living at a “poor farm” in Shawnee County, Kansas. In 1925 she was living in a county home in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. On the 1940 US Census she was boarding in a house in Topeka, Kansas. She appeared on the Topeka Census through 1945. I don’t know when she died.

Levi Elmer Reece – Levi was born in October 1862 in Illinois. He married Lillie Elizabeth Davis in about 1891, and they had 2 daughters before she died in 1895.  Levi worked as a day laborer and as a teamster for a livery stable. On the 1940 US Census Levi lived in the Jackson County Home For the Aged and Infirm in Jackson County, Missouri. I don’t know when he died.

 

Jacob Anthony (1788-1852) & Mary Ellen Davis (1783-1854)

Jacob Anthony and Mary Ellen Davis are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Jacob Anthony was born He is the son of George Anthony and Catherine Piper. Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for George and Catherine. George Anthony served in the Revolutionary War. You can read about it on his Find A Grave memorial here. Catherine’s Find A Grave memorial is here. Jacob is listed as Dr. Jacob Anthony on the list of children on their memorials, and on his own Find A Grave memorial, but I haven’t found record of him being a doctor. He was listed as a farmer on the 1850 US Census.

Mary Ellen Davis was born in 1783 in Downs, Northern Ireland. Her parents are unknown. There was a Davis family in Jackson County, Ohio who are the right ages to be her parents, Walter Davis & Mary Tracy. They were born in what would become the United States, and they had a daughter named Mary who was much younger than our Mary. Perhaps our Mary Davis is the one who arrived in Philadelphia on December 9, 1806 on Ship Brothers, having left the port of Londonderry  in Northern Ireland. No other Davis’ were onboard.

Jacob and Mary married in about 1810, considering the birth of their first child born in 1812 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

On the 1820 US Census, the household of Jacob Anthony is in Clinton, Jackson County, Ohio. Households of William Anthony and George Anthony are close by. There were 5 people in Jacob’s household: 1 male aged 26-44 (Jacob was 32); 3 females under age 10 (Catherine was 8; Mary Jane was 4; Matilda was 2); 1 female aged 26-44 (Mary Ellen was 37). One person was engaged in agriculture.

On the 1830 US Census, the household of Jacob Anthony was in Washington, Jackson County, Ohio. There were 7 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Samuel was 4); 1 male aged 30-39 (Jacob was 42); 1 female aged 5-9 (Nancy was 7); 2 females aged 10-14 (Matilda was 12; Mary Jane was 14); 1 female aged 15-19 (Catherine was 18); 1 female aged 40-49 (Mary Ellen was 47). The households of Jacob’s brothers George Anthony and Nicholas Anthony were nearby.

On the 1840 US Census, the household of Jacob Anthony was still located in Washington, Jackson County, Ohio. There were households nearby of Jacob’s brother Nicholas Anthony and a mystery Jacob Anthony, Jr., who is the son of a different Jacob Anthony. Our Jacob’s household totaled 5: 1 male aged 10-14 (Samuel was 14); 1 male aged 50-59 (Jacob was 52); 1 female aged 15-19 (Nancy was 17); 1 female aged 20-29 (Matilda was 22); 1 female aged 50-59 (Mary Ellen was 57).

On the 1850 US Census, the family remained in Washington, Jackson County, Ohio. Jacob was 62 and a farmer. Mary was 66. Also living in their home was John H. Davis, age 17, and a farmer. (I suspect he’s a clue to Mary Ellen’s extended family.) Living next door was their daughter Nancy Ann’s family.

Jacob died December 15, 1852 in Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Ellen died on February 11, 1854 in Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Jacob Anthony & Mary Ellen Davis:

Catherine Anthony – Catherine was born June 8, 1812 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She married John McCarty in Ohio, and they moved to Iowa and had 11 children. Catherine died January 18, 1890 in Wapello County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Jane Anthony – Mary Jane was born 1816 in Pennsylvania. She married Abner Musgrove and they had 9 sons. Mary Jane died on December 1, 1855 in Jackson County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Matilda Anthony – Matilda was born in 1818. (Her birthplace is listed as Indiana on one US Census, and Ohio on another.) She married Adam Winfough on June 8, 1842 and they had 3 children.  Matilda died after the 1880 US Census when she lived in Jackson County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Her husband lived until 1899 and his Find A Grave memorial includes a biography.

Nancy Ann Anthony – Nancy was Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Samuel P. Anthony – Samuel was born April 9, 1826 in Jackson County, Ohio. He married Catherine Winfough on April 11, 1850 in Jackson County, Ohio. They had 8 children. He died February 14, 1916 in Jackson County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

A Photo Album Belonging to William Henderson Reece & Mary Lavina Montgomery – Part 3

Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4 of the album. Here’s part 3:

The first 4 photos might be considered cabinet cards. They are less than 1/2 the size of the regular cabinet cards, but are constructed the same way – a photo attached to a thick card.

I wonder if these are William Henderson Reece and Mary Lavina Montgomery Reece. They were taken by Tandy’s Studio, Broadway, Lincoln, Illinois:

Here’s one taken by J. C. Cahoon, of Jackson, Ohio:

And the last cabinet card, taken by B. W. Lawson, Jackson, Ohio:

There were two photograph post cards in the album:

And finally, a little 1×1″ square of this young woman:

REECE and MONTGOMERY album 20

A Photo Album Belonging to William Henderson Reece & Mary Lavina Montgomery – Part 4

This is Part 4, the final photos from an album belonging to William Henderson Reece and Mary Lavina Montgomery Reece. Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Here’s a family portrait, and I think the photos that follow are of the daughters pictured here. Do you know who this family is?

REECE and MONTGOMERY album tintype 4 I think these are the same woman, and the daughter in the middle of the family portrait:

I think this is the daughter on the right in the family portrait:

I think this is the daughter on the left in the family portrait.

REECE and MONTGOMERY album tintype 6I have no idea who this baby is:

The final photo I have to share from this album is this young woman:

REECE and MONTGOMERY album tintype 1

Thanks for looking, and please let me know if you have any idea who these people are.

A Photo Album Belonging to William Henderson Reece & Mary Lavina Montgomery – Part 2

Check out Part 1, Part 3 and Part 4 of this wonderful photo album.  Here’s Part 2:

Here’s a cabinet card (E. N. Kerr, Lincoln, Illinois) that had 3 little 1×1″ photos tucked in with it:

 

And some more cabinet cards, the first labeled “Mirtha”, and both taken by Mrs. A. W. Chenoweth, Photographer, Atlanta, Illinois:

 

And some cabinet cards of babies, which were very faded. The first was taken by M. C. Gehres, Lincoln, Illinois. The second photo, back shown, was taken by Art Studio of Mrs. Chenoweth in Atlanta, Illinois.

 

And just look at this sweet one, taken by Elite Studio of Atlanta, Illinois:

REECE WH MONTGOMERY ML album UNKNOWN 9

A Photo Album Belonging to William Henderson Reece & Mary Lavina Montgomery – Part 1

An album of amazing photographs has been passed to me, and I need help identifying most of the people in the photos. Please let me know if you can identify anyone! It belonged to Mary Lavina Montgomery Reece and her husband William Henderson Reece.

Here’s the cover sheet and the album itself:

I’ll start with photos that include identification:

MONTGOMERY John William FRANKLIN Martha Victoria

This is indicated to be John and Martha, and on Ancestry.com I found this same photo attached to John William Montgomery and his wife Martha Victoria Franklin. The photographer was Eckles Brothers in Lamar, Missouri.

John is the brother of Mary Lavina Montgomery Reece, the owner of the photo album.


Photographer: Scribner’s New Art Gallery, Altanta Illinois

GUMMERE Alice

Written on back in pencil: Alice Gummere

Research shows she is Celestia Alice Gummere, who worked for the Creston Post Office along with her father. The photographer was Caleb Agnew/Agnew Studios of Creston, Iowa. I don’t know yet if she’s related to the Reece or Montgomery family.

Here’s the start of the photos in the book which need identification. We will call these Photo 1 (Kerr’s Studio, Lincoln, Illinois), Photo 2 (Kerr’s Studio, Lincoln, Illinois), and Photo 3 (Nora, Coates, Cerro Gordo.)

We will call these Photo 4 (Farley Photgrapher), and Photo 5 (E. N. Kerr, Lincoln, Illinois):

Check out Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. I look forward to hearing from anyone who can identify someone in these photos!