JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Dr. M. V. B. Montgomery
M.V.B. MONTGOMERY, Physician, Opdyke 

This gentleman is a native of Ohio, beingborn near Cincinnati, March 4, 1837, on the day President Martin Van Buren was inaugurated, and whose initials he bears. His father, Alesander MONTGOMERY, was a native of New Jersey, of Scotch descent; he was a farmer, and died in this county, to which he had come in May, 1869. The mother of our subject, Catharine (JAGGERS) MONTGOMERY, was a native of New Jersey. She was also of Scotch descent, and the other of twelve children; she died in this county. Our subject is the youngest of the twelve children, who are all living and married except one. He was educated in Indiana, and received his medical education in the Ohio Medical College at Cincinati. Dr. Montgomery followed his profession two years in Indiana, and then in 1863, came to Jefferson County, ILL. settling near Lynchburg, and in 1870 removed to Opdyke, where he now follows his profession, enjoying the  esteem of the people. The Doctor was joined in matrimony, April 25, 1861, in Jennings County, IND, to Miss Serena P.  JONES, born January 8, 1840, in Jennings County, daughter of David C. and Susan C. (PRATHER) JONES, he a native of Virginia, and she a native of Indiana. Mrs. Dr. Montgomery is the mother of two children now living -- George W., born May 10, 1866, and Lena L., born March 7, 1869. Dr. Montgomery is an A.F.& A.M., also an I.O.O.F. He owns a fine farm of 160 acres near Opdyke. In politics, he has always been identified with the Democratic party. 

SOURCE: Taken from "The History of Jefferson County, Illinois" by Wm. Henry Perrin 1883
Submitted byCarol Cicotte 
Jaan 22, 1998 


 
 
 
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