William "Crickett" Montgomery;
born 24 JAN 1843 in Montgomery County, Texas, (son of Edley
Montgomery b. Jan 25, 1810 Blount Co., TN, d. Aug 2, 1863
Plantersville, Grimes Co., TX & Emaline Francis Farris b. Dec
20, 1823 Blount Co., TN, d. Jul 29, 1864 Plantersville, Grimes Co.,
TX); William Farris "Crickett" Montgomery died 23 DEC 1919 in Clareville
Community, Bee County, Texas. He was killed in a automobile
accident. He was buried in
Glennwood Cemetery, Beeville,
married: Amanda F. Blount,
1865 in Madison County, Texas; daughter of John Thomas Blount and
Clarissa Ann Cartwright. She was born 27 DEC 1843 in Winston
Co., Mississippi, and died 11 DEC 1929 in Beeville,
Bee County, Texas.
Children of William Cricket Farris Montgomery and Amanda F. Blount
i. Martha Mattie Montgomery was born c 1867 in Walker County, Texas,
and died 26 AUG 1943.
+ 3 ii. William Edley Montgomery was born 24 APR 1868 in Huntsville,
Walker County, Texas, and died 20 JUL 1955 in Live Oak County,
4 iii. Claude Gipson Montgomery was born 1872 in Grimes
County, Texas (birth location taken from death certificate), and died 20 JUN 1944 in San Patricio County, Texas.
He married Edna Hurst. He married Ada L. Watson. She was born 1872,
and died 1960.
5 iv. Joseph "Joe" Andrew Montgomery was born 28 MAR 1874 in
Montgomery County, Texas, and died 14 JUL 1939 in Beeville, Bee
County, Texas. He married Mary Etta Williams, daughter of Berry
Williams. She was born 1880, and died 1966.
6 v. Henry "Doc" Montgomery was born 1876 in Texas.
7 vi. Benjamin Montgomery was born ABT 1878.
8 vii. Mary Montgomery was born 1879.
9 viii. Lura Montgomery was born JUL 1881 in Texas. She married
Dolly Pool. She was born 1862 in Texas.
10 ix. John C. Montgomery was born 18 JUL 1885 in Walker County,
Texas, and died BEF 1900 in youth.
the Montgomery's--- In 1906 about 6 wagons with settlers from the
New Waverly area of east Texas came to the Clareville Community to
make a new start. Among those were William (Crickett) Montgomery and
wife Amanda, and 3 sons & their families. Claude, Joseph (Joe), &
WIlliam (Will). William (Crickett) and Amanda settled just
about a mile south of the intersection of Hwy 59 and FM-796 next to
a small creek. Claude & Joe both acquired property nearer to
Clareville. Will bought the old Caldwell place just across the
county line in Live Oak County and this property is still in the
family. Both Claude & Joe left Clareville not too long after
arriving and moved to Beeville where they ran a successful Grocery
business for many years.
E.B. Uzzell family also came to Bee County from east Texas where they
had been family friends and neighbors to the Montgomery's. Several
documents of the Montgomery family records were witnessed by
Information from records & notes taken from visit with Winona Bee
(Handly) Matheson, only child of Albert Handly Jr. &
Nonie (Montgomery) Handly. Submitted by: Wm Beauchamp
1850 Walker Co., TX: MONTGOMERY, Edley, 40, TN; Emaline, 28,
f, TN; Wm., 7, TX; Emily, 4, TX; Mary, 1, TX.
1860 Plantersville, Grimes Co., TX: MONTGOMERY, Edly,
13000/5000, TN; Emaline, ?8, TN; William, 16, TX; Emily, 15; Mary,
12; Andrew, 10, m; Sarah, 8, Margaret, 6; Sapronia, 4; Nancy, 11/12.
1880 Falls Co., TX: MONTGOMERY, William, 36, TX TN TN; Amanda, 36;
Martha, 14 TX, TX; William, 12; Claud, 8; Joseph, 6; Henry, 4;
Benjamin, 2; Mary, 9mo. MONTGOMERY, Andrew, 30 (brother to
William); Lawrence, 6.
1900 Census Montgomery Co., TX: MONTGOMERY, Wm Sr., Jan1844
66, TX TN TN; Amanda, wife, Dec1843 66, 8ch 4liv, MS NC AL; Claud,
son, Jun1872 27, Wd, TX TX MS; Lura, dau, Jul1881 18, TX; Besse,
Granddaughter, Jul1894 5, TX TX MS. Living close by is Joseph
& Etta Montgomery, Wm. Montgomery, Jr & Ida
1910 Census Bee Co., TX: MONTGOMERY, William, 66, m1x 45, TX AL
TN; Amanda L., 66, 10ch 5liv, AL NC NC. Joe Montgomery living
same house, 35, m1x 10yr, TX TX AL; Etta, wife, 29, 1ch 0liv,
TX MS GA.
2. Martha Mattie Montgomery (William Cricket Farris Montgomery1) was
c.1867 in Walker County, Texas, and died 26 AUG 1943. She married
Benjamin Ben Leonard c.1886. He was born MAR 1862 in KY.
Children of Martha Mattie Montgomery and Benjamin Ben Leonard are:
i. Willie Leonard was born in Texas.
12 ii. Earnest L. Leonard was born in 01 JUL 1887 Madison County,
Texas, and died 24 JAN 1952 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
He was buried in Madisonville, Madison Co., TX.
13 iii. Eunice Leonard was born c.1900 in Texas.
3. William Edley Montgomery (William
Cricket Farris Montgomery1) was born 24 APR 1868 in
Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, and died 20 JUL 1955
in Live Oak County, Texas. He was buried in Glennwood
Cemetery, Beeville, TX.
He married Ida Elizabeth Cotton 12
DEC 1889 in New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, daughter
of Elijah Franklin Cotton and Julia A. Baker. She was
born 21 MAR 1871 in Dale County, Alabama, and died 23
NOV 1971 in Beeville, Bee County, Texas. She was buried
in Glennwood Cemetery, Beeville, TX.
Children of William Edley Montgomery and Ida Elizabeth
+ 14 i. Nonie Ethel Montgomery was
born 06 JUN 1892 in Walker County, Texas, and died 16
OCT 1918 in Freeport, Texas.
+15 ii. William Elbert Montgomery was born 12 JAN 1896
in Walker County, Texas, and died 04 SEP 1960.
Photo is of: William
E. Montgomery, wife Ida, and daughter Nonie
MONTGOMERY, Wm, Beeville Bee, Thursday, 10 Jul 1919, pg 4:
BEE COUNTY HAS FAMILY WITH MUCH WAR HISTORY
- Seen United States in War from Great Grandfather down to present
generation Bee county - has a pioneer family that has a glorious war record.
Members of the family
have served the United States in war from the great-grandfather down
to the present
It is the family of William MONTGOMERY.
Mr. MONTMERY was born in Grimes county, Texas, January 24th, 1844.
He was married
to Miss AMANDA BLOUNT February 15th, 1865. She was born December
27th, 1843. They
have celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary. Ten children
were born to them.
Five died when young. Five - three boys and two girls - are living.
They are W. E.
MONTGOMERY of Clareville, C. G. and J. A. MONTGOMERY, of Beeville,
Mrs. B. F. LEONARD
of Madisonville and Mrs. D. H. POOL of Houston.
Mr. MONTGOMERY's great-grandfather emigrated from Ireland before the
with England. He was in the army. His grandfather was in the war of
1812 and was wounded.
He came to Texas from Alabama in 1832 and settled in Grimes county,
then a frontier county.
He joined STEVEN F. AUSTIN'S colony. Three boys and four girls came
to Texas with him.
The boys were all in HOUSTON's army and at the battle of San
Uncle ANDY MONTGOMERY went with the expedition into Mexico. He said
when they crossed
the Rio Grande river there was an old negro on the other side who
begged the men for some
bread. He gave him a piece. He said that after they got into Mexico
they saw that they did not
have force enough and he was detailed with one other man to go back
and recruit for more men.
Before they got back, to the river they met the old negro. He
recognized Uncle ANDY
MONTGOMERY and told them not to go to the river; that Mexicans were
waylaying them and
would kill them. He told them to go with him, that he would put them
across safely. Mr. MONTGOMERY
always believed that the piece of bread saved his life.
One of Mr. MONTGOMERY's uncles by marriage was taken prisoner in
Mexico. One half of the
prisoners taken were sentenced to be shot. They drew beans for their
lives; the one who drew a
black bean was to be shot and he who drew a white bean was set free.
He said he noticed the
black bean was a little rougher than the white ones, so he felt for
the smoothest and drew a white one.
WM. MONTGOMERY was in the Civil War. A grandson, ELBERT MONTGOMERY,
went to France.
One nephew was on a boat that was sunk and lost his life in France.