Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery (1828 - 1906)

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Robert Montgomery
Born in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Winnebago, Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Died in Caledonia, Illinoismap
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Argyle, Illinois | 1860 US Census, Guilford Township, Winnebago, Illinois | 1870 US Census, Harlem Township, Winnebago, Illinois | 1900 US Census, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois | Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



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

Robert was born in Scotland in 1828.[1]

He came to America in 1842 with his parents. [2]

He was one of the early settlers in the Scottish Settlement in Argyle in Illinois.

He married Margaret Breckenridge in1859. [3]

He died in 1906 and is buried with his wife in the Scottish Cemetery in Caledonia, Illinois.


Jennie (Priest) 1860–1954
Margaret (Picken) 1862–1940
James 1864-1874
Elizabeth (McKay) 1866-1954
Isabella (Stewart) 1872-1954
Edward 1873–1971
Mary (Calvert) 1875–1969


Rockford Republic, Wednesday, September 5, 1906

BOONE COUNTY PIONEER DEAD Robert Montgomery, a Resident of Boone County for Three Score Years, Buried in Caledonia.

Robert Montgomery, a resident of the Scotch settlement for over three score years, passed away at his home in West Lane, near Caledonia, at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to diseases incident to old age. Mr. Montgomery has been failing for some time past. Deceased was up and around until last Wednesday morning, the decline was gradual.

Robert Montgomery was born in Campbelltown, Scotland, March 17, 1828, and came to America in 1842, locating in the Scotch settlement which ever after continued as his home. His marriage to Miss Margaret Breckenridge, who passed away some years ago, was celebrated in 1859. Deceased was one of the pioneer residents of the Scotch settlement, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of persons residing in that section. He was a sturdy Scotch citizen and for years followed farming in that vicinity. Mr. Montgomery had for some time made his home with his son-in-law David Picken.

Deceased is survived by five daughters and one son. Mmes. David Picken of Caledonia, Herbert Calvert, Stillman Valley, Robt. Stewart, Redwood Falls, Minn., and Frank Priest, Buffalo Hart, Ill. Rev. Edward Montgomery of Maroa is the only son.

The funeral was held from the home of David Picken in Caledonia yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Pearson of Argyle officiated at the ceremony. - Belvidere Republican.

1860 US Census

Guilford, Illinois [4]

Name: Robert Montgomery
Age: 34
Birth Place: Scotland
Home in 1860: Guilford, Winnebago, Illinois
  • Robert Montgomery 34 Scotland
  • Margaret Montgomery 27 Scotland
  • Jane C Montgomery 3/12 months Illinois
  • Warren H Anderson 19 Ohio

1870 US Census

Harlem Township, Illinois [5]

Name: R Montgomery
Age in 1870: 42
Home in 1870: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois
Occupation: Farmer
  • R Montgomery 42 Scotland
  • Margaret Montgomery 36 Scotland
  • Jane Montgomery 10 Illinois
  • Margaret Montgomery 8 Illinois
  • James Montgomery 6 Illinois
  • Elizabeth Montgomery 3 Illinois
  • John Linsten 36 Sweden (Farm hand)

1880 US Census

Harlem Township, Illinois[6]

  • Robert Montgomery 51 Scotland
  • Margret Montgomery 46 Scotland
  • Jane Montgomery 20 Illinois, United States
  • Margret Montgomery 18 Illinois, United States
  • Elizabeth Montgomery 13 Illinois, United States
  • Isabella Montgomery 8 Illinois, United States
  • Edward Montgomery 6 Illinois, United States
  • Mary Montgomery 4 Illinois, United States
  • William Brown 47 Ireland

1900 US Census

Rockford, Illinois [7]

Name: Robert Montgomery
Age: 72
Birth Date: Mar 1828
Birthplace: Scotland
Immigration Year: 1842
Marital Status: Widowed
Home in 1900: Rockford Ward 1, Winnebago, Illinois
  • Robert Montgomery Head 72 Scotland
  • Belle Montgomery Daughter 29 Illinois
  • Edward Montgomery Son 27 Illinois
  • May Montgomery Daughter 25 Illinois


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Robert Montgomery, 17 Mar 1828; citing , reference 2:16BKV3W, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076
  2. "James Montgomery and family, 3 sons and 4 daughters" Gleaner list
  3. "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 14 October 2017), Robert Montgomery and Margaret Breckenridge, 14 Jan 1859; citing Winnebago, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,041.
  4. United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Robert Montgomery, 1860.
  5. “United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), R Montgomery, Illinois, United States; citing p. 5, family 38, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,793.
  6. United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 August 2017), Robert Montgomery, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 220, sheet 60B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0261; FHL microfilm 1,254,261.
  7. United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 May 2018), Robert Montgomery, Rockford Township Rockford city Ward 1, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 131, sheet 4A, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: N

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53435513 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 9 August 2018), memorial page for Robert Montgomery (17 Mar 1828–2 Sep 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53435513, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .

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