Carrie (Caroline?) Montgomery, a widow, bought a home in Sanders, Kentucky (Carroll County) in 1893. The 1900 Carroll County, KY census lists Carrie Montgomery,DOB as April 1853 living in Sanders, Kentucky with her 2 children Alex ( Alexander ?) dob March 1883 and Stella (Estella?) born in August 1888 ( 8/29/1888). All 3 were born in Kentucky. Carrie's mother was born in Pennsylvania and her father was born in Kentucky. SSA death record (19704 or 1975) for Estella /Stella shows her parents as Caroline Bishop and Henry Montgomery. The census also stated Carrie had lost a child.
Carrie died by 1908 as Alex sold his share of the property theb. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri at that time. Estella sold her share in 1910 - her residence was Indianapolis, Indiana. Estella was orphaned sometime atter age 12 to sent to live with her Aunt Amanda's family - no last name known for the family.
The purchase of property and 1900 census are the only records I can find listing Carrie/ Caroline. Family lore is her family immigrated from Scotland, her cousin Trudy worked for the Hoosier poet, and Alex disappeared probably when working on the Panama canal, but little else was known or shared.