Marion (Montgomery) Greenlees

Marion (Montgomery) Greenlees (1837 - 1911)

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Marion Greenlees formerly Montgomery
Born in Southend, Argyll, 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 | Last significant change: 26 Nov 2018
01:48: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Marion (Montgomery) Greenlees. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Argyle, Illinois | Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | 1900 US Census, Guilford Township, Winnebago, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.

Marion came to the US from Kyntrye Scotland in 1842 on the Gleaner



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 in 1842. [2]

They were among the first residents of the Scotch Settlement at Argyle.

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


From FindAGrave:

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. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), Marian Montgomery, 1842; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  3. Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 14 October 2017), Robert Greenlees and Marion Montgomery, 14 Mar 1861; citing Winnebago, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,041..

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53401106 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 22 September 2018), memorial page for Marion Montgomery Greenlee (27 Apr 1837–25 May 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53401106, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Marion Montgomery in entry for James Montgomery, 1860.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 September 2018), Marion Greenley in household of James Greenley, Guilford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 122, sheet 1B, family 21, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,355.

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Monument for Robert Greenlees Family
Monument for Robert Greenlees Family


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