Robert Montgomery Middleton son of Robert probably of Delaware ca 1809
Robert Montgomery, son of Robert and Dorcas (Armitage) Montgomery, was born March 25, 1770 and died in Philadelphia, PA, November 1, 1809. His family was tied to Philadelphia and New Castle Co, DE, where his ancestors lived at Christiana Bridge in White Clay Creek Hundred by 1750. He also built a mansion at Wilmington, Delaware. On 10 March 1809, Robert Montgomery, of the City of Philadelphia, Gentleman, being "weak in body", [note: he was not quite age 40], wrote a LW&T at Philadelphia, naming many persons. He was quite wealthy. Already suffering from gout, he died of cholera. It may be observed that Robert honored an old custom of leaving something to those who carried the given names of parents and grandparents. These include Susannah Willday [1748-1785], daughter of Thomas, named for Robert's grandmother; Thomas Montgomery Willday; Dorcas Van Dyke; Robert Montgomery Bird; and Robert Montgomery Middleton.
-- To kinsman Robert Montgomery Middleton, son of Robert Middleton, deceased, $2,000.
-- To Marianne Middleton, daughter of of Robert Middleton, deceased, $500.
The two children bear the names of Robert and his wife Marianne. This suggest they were born before the Montgomery marriage fell apart in 1801.
Can anyone connect the dots?