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Marion (Montgomery) Greenlees (1837 - 1911)

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Marion Greenlees formerly Montgomery
Born in Southend, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Winnebago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Argyle, Winnebago County, Illinois, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Mar 2011
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois.



Marion was born in Scotland in 1837 in Southend, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, the daughter of James Montgomery and Jane Caldwell [1]

She immigrated to America with her family and settled in Winnebago, Illinois. [2]

In 1861 she married Robert Greenlees in Illinois [3]

She died in 1911.


Elizabeth (Greenlees) 1862–1944
Mary 1863–1865
Robert 1866–1939
James 1867–1946
John Thomas 1872–1876


Rockford Morning Star, Friday, May 26, 1911

LIVED IN SAME HOME 68 YEARS Mrs. Marion Greenlee To Be Buried From Old Homestead Today

The funeral of Mrs. Marion Greenlee who died at her home south of Argyle early Thursday morning, will be held from the homestead at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. M. L. Pearson of the Argyle Presbyterian church to officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in the Argyle cemetery.

Deceased was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, April 21, 1838 [April 27, 1937], and came to this country in 1842 on the sailing ship the "Gleaner" with her father.

Her marriage to Robert Greenlee, who died in 1874, occurred in March 1861. Two sons and one daughter survive. They are J.C., who lives on the homestead which was his mother's home for 68 years for all of her residence in this country, Robert of Winnebago, and Mrs. Peter Greenlee of Argyle.

Her maiden name was Marion Montgomery. Mrs. James Smith, of Rockford, is a sister, and James Montgomery of Poplar Grove a brother. Mrs. Mary Greenlee of Charles City, Iowa, is a sister. Mrs. Greenlee was a member of the Presbyterian church, and a firm believer in its precepts and teachings.


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Marion Montgomery, 21 Apr 1837; citing , reference 2:16BLBJ0, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  2. 1860 Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Guilford, Winnebago, Illinois; Roll: M653_240; Page: 540; Family History Library Film: 80324
  3. Source Information Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Jordan Dodd and Liahona Research, comp.. Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900. Index compiled from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah by Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research (P.O. Box 740, Orem, Utah 84059). Specific source information is listed with each entry.

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