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Alexander Montgomery (b. Abt. 1798, d. Bet. 1840 - 1850)Alexander Montgomery was born Abt. 1798 in GA or Amite, MS, and died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in LA.He married Casandra Moody on September 04, 1823 in Amite County, Ms.
Notes for Alexander Montgomery:
Alexander and his wife, Casandra Moody, continue to be a mystery.Other than the marriage record from Amite County, MS nothing is known about the couple prior to their moving to Louisiana.This researcher surmises that Alexander evidently acquired some wealth prior to his locating in Louisiana based on some documented transactions in which he loans money to other members in his community.He was also evidently well educated and has quite a bit of business savvy as he understood the legal system and documented his loans going as far as securing the debts with liens on property.
A number of Montgomery's settled in Amite County in the late 1700's and early 1800's but as yet, no documented links have been established.
Alexander was most likely born in either Georgia or North Carolina with his parents having arrived in America from Scotland or Ireland.
Birth date and place of birth and marriage dates are from the LDS files.
Involved in a lawsuit with decendants of Nicholas Grubb relating to the purchase of a slave named "Maria".The suit was file January 13, 1844, case #3498 in the Tenth Judicial District Court of Natchitoches Parish, La.The trial ended on November 20, 1845 with Alexander being found not guilty.
According to a bill of sale dated February 10, 1829, Alexander purchased an eight year old male slave named "Cornelius".The slave was purchased from John McGhee of Poison county North Carolina for the sum of $325.
5/24/1827 Alexander loans $200 to Thomas McNeely at an interest rate of 10% and accepts a slave named Lydia as collateral.
7/10/1827 Alexander loans $1,070 to David Wrinkles securing the debt with a slave named Bob.The loan is repaid on 10/3/1828 and the mortgage on Bob is released.
9/1/1823 Alexander and Williams Jones sign a marriage bond in Amite County, MS.A marriage license is issued and the marriage to Cassandra Moody takes place on 9/4/1823.
More About Alexander Montgomery and Casandra Moody:
Marriage: September 04, 1823, Amite County, Ms.
Children of Alexander Montgomery and Casandra Moody are:
- +William Henderson Montgomery, b. January 16, 1825, Bellwood, Natchitoches Parish, LA., d. September 11, 1887, Bellwood, Natchitoches Parish, LA..
- Unknown Montgomery, b. Bet. 1825 - 1835, d. date unknown.
- +Melissa Montgomery, b. October 14, 1830, d. January 25, 1890.
- +Narcissus Montgomery, b. Abt. 1833, LA., d. September 09, 1923.
- Alex Montgomery, b. Abt. 1838, d. date unknown.