H. W. MONTGOMERY, stock-dealer, Petersburg. Son of Samuel and Mary (Bailey) Montgomery; was born in Adair Co., Ky., June 30, 1820, and brought to Illinois by his parents in 1829, settling in Cass Co., where he was raised a farmer, receiving a good common-school education. After he became of age, he took charge of the home farm, remaining with his father until about 25 years of age. He married Miss Emily E. Wilson, formerly of Ohio, Jan. 16, 1850. They settled in Menard Co., near Petersburg in 1850, and engaged in agricultural pursuits, and in stock-dealing. He is a man of large means, public-spirited, benevolent, and much respected. They have a family of four children.