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1.            Robertson, Rhonda. Abstracts of Surveys, Washington County, Virginia 1781-1797 pp.1-100

2.            Taylor, Ida Greenhaw.  James M. Montgomery Family Bible transcribed by Taylor, 1969

3.            1850 US Census Lawrence County, Alabama

4.            Morman Church records, Ancestral file v4.19, Salt Lake City, Utah.

5.            Chalkley, Augusta County, VA Will Book Abstracts WB VI , pp.6,54. (Copies of wills on file.)

6.            The Tinkling Springs: Headwater of Freedom pp. 438-441

7.            Ibid. p. 47.

8.            Ibid p. 458.

9.            Burgess, Louis. Virginia Soldiers of 1776 vol. 3,Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1973, p. 1241.

10.            Marriage license Blount County, copy on file.

11.            Marriage bond Margaret “Peggy” Alexander to John Montgomery, Jefferson County, Tennessee January 24, 1799, copy on file.

12.            April 1919 issue DAR Magazine, “Greene County Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War.”

13.            Summers, History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1870, p. 862.

14.            Hammett, C. “The Battle of King’s Mountain”, Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War, pp. 1-2.

15.            Griffey, Irene. Earliest Tennessee Land Records p. 301.

16.            Land deeds of Jefferson County, Tennessee 1795, grant #162, p. 16.

17.            Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 17 No. 3, Dec. 2001. “Petitions to the North Carolina General Assembly from Inhabitants South of the French Broad”, 1784-1789, pp. 208-226.

18.            Taylor & Taylor, Some Early Settlers: Lawrence County, Alabama, 1969. (See Attachment 6)

19.            US Census, Lawrence County and Limestone County, Alabama, 1820

20.            Maury County Deed Abstracts, Books C,D,E,F  E40, p. 28, 20 July 1812 and C263 p. 80 July 1811.

21.            Moulton Advertiser, July 10, 1890.

22.            Blount, Tennessee Deed Bk. D pp. 205-206, (copy on file).

23.            Smoky Mountain Historical Society pub., In the Shadow of the Smokies, p. 360

24.            Madison County, Alabama Deed Land Patent Office, book F, p. 256, Doc. # 785, 22 Nov. 1822.

25.            Old Madison County Marriage records

26.            Barrett, Molly. Old Lawrence Reminiscences, Vol. 17 No. 1, Mar. 2003, “Old Prospect Church Minutes”.

27.            Hyatt, Rayford & Mary, Old Prospect Cemetery, (copy on file).

28.            Montgomery, D.B., The Montgomerys and Their Descendants, 1903, p.322.

29.            Montgomery, Anderson, Vawter.  John and Esther Houston Montgomery, 1717-1973, p. 42, 73-74,79, 381,410.

30.            Ibid. p. 15

31.            Calloway, Brenda C. America’s First Western Frontier: East Tennessee, The Overmountain Press, Johnson City, Tennessee.

32.            Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 16, No.3, Dec. 2000. “Petitions to Virginia of the North of Holston Men” 1776-1777, pp. 207-215.

33. Douthat, James. Jefferson County Will Book # 1, 1772-1810.

34. Morton, Oren F. A History of Rockbridge County pp.349,361,375,459,460,512.

35. Coppage, III, A. Maxim, compiler 1982. Rockbridge County Virginia Notebook, p. 185.

36. Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 3 Dec. 1987. (From Early Knoxville Newspapers), 1794, “List of Sumner County Land Grants.”

37. Hildebrand, J.R. compiler and artist, “The Beverley Patent , 1738-1815”.

38. The 1782 Washington County Personal Property Tax List. (Copy on file).

39. Montgomery Surname DNA Project, Mark MontgomeryProject Administrator, Northern Virginia, supported by Clan Montgomery Society International.

40.Waddell, Jos. A.  Annals of Augusta County-1726-1871, pp. 29-31.

41. Robert Craig Montgomery Family Bible, owner--John Russell Montgomery, Murfreesboro, TN.  (An electronic copy is on file).

42. Moulton Advertiser, March 5, 1875.

43.            Gideon Blackburn website information, “http;//”

44. James Morton Montgomery, Descendant of Rev. John and Agnes Hughart Montgomery, email correspondence, November 2007.

45.            Robert H. Montgomery, F.A.S.G of Cambridge, MA, “Montgomery-Houston Family of New Providence, Rockbridge County, Virginia”, reprinted from New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume CXII, January 1958, page 5.

46. Hugh Montgomery Will of Franklin, County, Tennessee, September 1823, probated 1841 (copy on file).

47. Montgomery, Erick D., "Montgomery Family of Franklin County, 1978", Franklin County Historical Review.

48. Montgomery, Andy, the great grandson of Andrew Jackson Montgomery – a son of James M. and Susan Craig Montgomery.

49.            Chalkleys, Volume III, page 320.

50.            Ibid. p. 78.

51.            Ibid. p. 259.

52.            Ibid. p. 254.

53.            Rae, Loraine. Washington County, Tennessee Deeds 1775-1800, pp. 86-88, October 1783.

54. 1814 Will of Alexander Montgomery, Fayette County, Kentucky, Will Book C, p. 125 (copy on file).

55.            Good Speed Publishing Co., History of Tennessee, 1887, pp. B32-35.

56.            Manis, Cliff, Smokey Mountain Historical Society, 1995 & 1996, pp. 1-2

57.            Summers, Lewis Preston, Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800, pages with citations.

58. Gwathney’s, Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, p. 558, pub. 1938, 1996.

59. Record of Commissions of Officers in the Tennessee Militia 1796-1815, pp. 5., 49, 204.

60. Marriage Records of Blount County, Tennessee, p. 57.

61. Virginia Tax Payers List 1782-1787.

62. Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers, p 335.

63. Worrell, Anne Lowry, Wills and Marriages in Montgomery County and Fincastle County, Virginia 1733-1831, p. 29, Pub. Baltimore, 1976.

64.  Schneider, Jean.  Early Settlers of Washington County, Virginia.

65.  1773, 1778 Alexander Montgomery land records of Augusta County, Virginia (copies on file).


66.  King, Nanci C.  Places in Time, Vol. III, South from Abingdon to the Holston, Tucker Printing, Marion, Virginia 1997.

67.  1779 John and Esther Montgomery land record of Augusta, County Virginia (copies on file).

68.  Greene County, North Carolina land sale record, Alexander Montgomery; witness James Montgomery,(copy on file).

69.  Alderman, Pat. “The Over Mountain Men”, Over Mountain Press, Johnson City, Tennessee P. 239.

70.  1792 Washington County, Tennessee land records of Alexander Montgomery and James Montgomery (copy on file).

71.  1808 Sevier County, Tennessee land record, Alexander Montgomery (copy on file).

72.  Sevier County, Tennessee Chancery Court record # 344.

73.  DAR Index of Rolls of Honor, Vol II, pp. 240, 263, 267,278.

74.  Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800, pp. 33,67,126.

75.  The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, “Genealogies of Virginia Families”, P. 79.

76.  Transcription of Shiloh Cemetery Records, Sevierville, Tennessee (copy on file).

77.  Sistler, Barbara, Byron, and Samuel. Tennessee Land Grants Vol 2, 1998,            

       p. 139.

78.  1783 Rockbridge County, Virginia Land Grant, Alexander Montgomery and his wife

        sell to John McGlamory (copy on file).

79.  Robert Montgomery Will, Washington County, Virginia  PB 1813, WB B, pp. 387-  

       388 (copy on file).

80.  1745 Augusta County, Virginia Land Records, Original Borden’s Tract Land Grant

        to John and Esther Houston Montgomery, DB 1, p. 361 (copy on file).

81.  1780 Augusta County, Virginia Land Records, James and Margaret Montgomery sell

       Borden Patent land to William Seawright (copy on file).

82.  1783 Rockbridge, Virginia Personal Property Tax List

83.  1779 Rockbridge County Titheable List

84.  National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot William Alexander # A001269.

85.  Rev. William Henry Foote, D.D., Sketches of Virginia Historical and Biographical, pp. 100-102.

86.  Edward P. Alexander, chairman Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Report # 81-66, 1966

87.  1809 Blount County Will for James Montgomery           

88.  1821 Limestone County, Alabama Lawsuit cases for Alexander Montgomery

89.  NSDAR papers, Hollis Copeland Pierce

90.  Madison County Minute Book 1811-1819, pp. 137,72-B, 73.

91.  Robert H. Montgomery, F.A.S.G., The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. CXII,  April 1958.

92.  NSDAR papers, Hettie Montgomery Paine

93.  1830 Madison County, Alabama Census   
94.  John Houston wife Sarah land record, Rockbridge County Land Records Bk. A p. 700

95.  Land Survey for Joseph Alexander, 20 acres, Land Surveys Augusta County, 1765.

96.  March 1772 Land Sale by Joseph and Abigail Alexander to James and Oliver. Augusta Land Records Bk. 18, pp. 77,78.

97. March 1773 Land Sale by James wife Martha and Oliver wife Margaret Alexander to Robert Thompson, Augusta Land Records Bk. 19, pp. 120-121.

98.  1930 Will of Joseph R. Alexander Augusta County WB17, p. 298.

99.  1783 Washington County Chancery Court Records, P. 174 James Gilliland vs Oliver Alexander (copy on file).

100. 1791 Land Document, Washington County, VA. "Oliver Alexander gives power of attorney to Robert Craig 1792", 
        Deed bk. 1, P. 251.

101. Washington County, VA. Minute Book 1, P. 214

102. Blount County, Tennessee Chancery Court 1795-1801.

103. Floyd L. Owsley, web site:

104. Hammett, Carol. "Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War."  The TN Gen Web Project hosted by US Gen Net.

105.  Dr. Ebanezer Alexander, "A  Letter", Wilson Library at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.     
106.  The Montgomery Family Cemetery, Wren (Lawrence County), Alabama.

107.  Cleburne Huston, Bold Legacy. 1968, Waco, Texas.

108.  James G. Leyburn, The Scotch-Irish, A Social History. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

109.  Charles Knowles Bolton.  Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America

110.  David B. Montgomery. History of the Montgomery Family, Argus Book and Job Print 1886, Milton,       PA.                 

111. George West Diehl. "The Rev. Samuel Houston, V.D.M." Presented by Mrs. Charles E. Zink, Regent       1970-71, Virginia Frontier Chapter DAR.

112.  Blount County Minute Book, Dec. 1795-Feb. 1808.

113.  Samuel Rutherford Houston, Biographical Sketches, Etc. Elm Street Print Co., 1882.

114.  Rev. John Craig's "List of Baptisms 1740-1749". Pub. L. B. Hatke, Staunton, Virginia

115.  "Conversations with Mrs. Ellie Harris", July 2009, Rockbridge, Virginia. 

116.  The Library of Virginia, "Historical Virginia Homes," web site:      bin/photo.cgi/VHI/P/24/0383

117.  Dr. George W. Diehl, "Montgomery Folder", in The Special Collections Section of the Washington and       Lee Library in Lexington, Virginia.  
118.  The Heritage of Lawrence County, Alabama Vol. 40, "Wilson, Nelson, Ellis, Montgomery Family."

119.  Jo Ann Jowers, Various Alexander and George Houston Montgomery papers and conversations 2009.

120. Garrett, Jill K., editor. "War of 1812 Soldiers of Maury County, Tennessee". Bicentennial Publication of       Jane Knox Chapter, DAR Columbia, Tennessee.

121.  Maury County, Tennessee.  Wills and Settlements, Book C-1,p. 103.

122.  1808-1809-1810 Maury County, Tennessee Tax Book, p. 19

123. 1808-1819 Court Minutes, Maury County, Tennessee

124.  Maury County 1820 Census

125.  Williamson County 1805, 1806, 1807 Tax Rolls

126.  Daws, Prof. Harold H. Sr., " Montgomery Family History," Booneville, Mississippi.
127.  Madison County, Mississippi Territory Tax Lists, Part III, "Adam H Craig, John Craig."

128.  1812 Maury County, Tennessee Tax List

129.  1809 Marriage Bond of James Montgomery and Susanna Craig with John Craig a signer.

130.  Patriot # 838283 John Craig NSDAR and John Craig's widow's pension applications131.  Craig, Joe and Mary.  "The Craig Family", genealogy quarterly, Limestone Legacy, Vol. 13.
132.  Craig, Joe and Mary.  James Craig family files and letters of correspondence provided by Joe and John Craig.
133.  The Moulton Advertiser.  "In Memory of D.F. Montgomery", May 30, 1929.
134.  Maury County, Tennessee Minute Book II. (1810), "Alexander Montgomery vs William Thompson"
135.  Lucas, Rev. Silas Emmett and Mrs. Ella Sheffield, "Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870, Vol. 1.
136.  1833 Williamson County, Tennessee "Estate Settlement of Alexander Montgomery."
137.  William "Bill" Bray, (an Alexander Montgomery of Sevier County, Tennessee descendant), "Letters of Correspondence," 2009.
138.  Bill Bates, some family photographs for his Alexander Houston Montgomery family.
139.   Madison County Deed BK. D, p. 67, "John Craig and wife Martha sell land in Madison County, Alabama--Adam H. Craig witnessed, (copy on file).
140.  Gandrud, Pauline.  "Marriage, Death, and Legal Notices From Early Alabama Newspapers 1819-1893."
141.  Borden, Myra.  "Footprints in Time," abstracts from Lawrence County, Alabama newspapers 1855-1890.
142.  "A Deed of Trust to secure debts owed John McAlister in Madison County, Alabama  1820.
143.  "Probate Minute Index, Vol. I, p. 43. Limestone County, Alabama.
144.  "Old Land Records of Madison County, Alabama", p. 62.  John Craig land certificate # 681, August 22, 1812.
145.  Tubbs, Bill and Sue.  "Lawrence County, Ancestral Homesteads." Pub. 1999.
146,  Cowart, Margaret.  "Old Land Records, Lawrence County, Alabama." P. 276, 332.
147.  "Index to Deeds 1818-1900." P. 96, pub. Department of History and Archives, Limestone County, Alabama.
148.  Valleys Leaves, Vol. 15, P. 187. "An Early Madison County School."
149.  Final Estate Settlement of deceased James Montgomery, July1838, Orphans Court Madison County, Alabama.  Alexander L. Montgomery, administrator (copy on file).
150. Tennessee Ancestors, Volume 5(3), December 1989, “Documents Illustrative of Tennessee History.”
151. Lawrence County, Alabama Mortuary Schedule Book, “Rhoda Craig, December 1849.”