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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 700

B. F. MONTGOMERY, stock-dealer, Petersburg; born in Adair Co., Ky., June 14, 1822; son of Samuel and Mary (Bailey) Montgomery; they came from Kentucky to Morgan Co., Ill., in 1829, settling upon a farm, where they spent the remainder of their days. Mr. Samuel Montgomery was industrious and successful, and left a good property. B. F. and his brother H. W. began farming and stock-dealing together, and, like many others, met with reverses; B. F. lost all he had, and then began anew, and, by untiring energy, slowly regained what he lost, and has gradually increased his property; he is one of the substantial and most reliable stock-dealers of Central Illinois, having dealt in stock for thirty years. He married Martha A., daughter of Thomas Dowell, a prominent pioneer of Menard Co., Oct. 24, 1854; they have a family of three children.

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