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James Montgomery (abt. 1799 - 1874)

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James Montgomery
Born about in Argyll, Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Argyll, Winnebago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Jun 2018
21:54: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for James Montgomery. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.


James was born about 1799 in Scotland. [1]

He married Jane Caldwell in Scotland in 1826 in Scotland.[2]

They immigrated to the US in 1842 on the Gleaner. [3]

They were one of the earliest residents of the Scottish settlement in Argyle, Illinois. [4]

He passed away in 1874. He is buried with his family at the Scottish Cemetery in Caledonia, Illinois. [5]


  1. United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), James Montgomery, Guilford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 150, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), James Montgomery and Jean Caldwell, 03 Mar 1826; citing Southend,Argyll,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  3. Year: 1842; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 049; Line: 9; List Number: 604
    Name: James Montgomery
    Arrival date: 6 Jul 1842
    Port of Departure: Campbellton, New Brunswick
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Gleaner
  4. Harvey, Daniel G. The Argyle Settlement in History and Story.
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #53435460

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