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Montgomery's 1880's-90's Texas
Posted by: Duane Helweg Date: December 13, 2001 at 13:07:56
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I'm looking for info on my Montgomery family and connections in the above county. My 2rd great-grandfather was a "saddlebag" doctor that spent at least some of his time in Mills or Brown counties in the 1890's. His name was Hiram M. Montgomery and he owned a lot in Zephyr about 1890 and some land on the border of Brown/Mills then. He is taxed in Brown County in 1892 as "Dr. H. M. Montgomery."

He apparently bought a lot in Centre City, Mills Co., in July of 1898 as H. M. Montgomery. The transaction was recorded the following July, 1899, the same time he applied for a Confederate pension in Brown Co., indicating he had lived in both counties in recent years. The Mills Co. Clerk could never find an exit deed, and according to his widows pension application, he died the following April 29, 1900, just before the census that year. I cannot find where he is buried either? I assume in Brown or Mills County but perhaps in an unmarked grave? Both his sons, Pleasant L. Montgomery and Henry B. Montgomery were in Brown Co. in the June 1900 census but lived in Mills County, probably near Mullin, per tax records, in the 1890's, apparently as tenant farmers.

Son Pleasant L. Montgomery married in 1876 in Lampasas County. I have the original license. He married a widow from Tennessee, Mary Lucrecia (nee Wicker) Strawn with two young children. Pleasant and Mary buried an infant in Zephyr Cemetery in 1887.

I would appreciate any help, as a disabled person trying to update my Montgomery family history for my 88 year-old mother, physically infirm in a nursing home, and her two brothers with cancer problems and a sister on dialysis. Time is of the essence.


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