John Wilson Montgomery immigrated from Canada
in 1844 where he was born. His ancestors lived in Canada since
about 1750 and were from Ireland. He married Mariah
Louisa Higgins in 1837 in New York. She had
immigrated there in 1836 from England. They first moved to
Canada. Their son William Archibald Montgomery was
born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the family moved to
Louisiana, then Texas.
Montgomery married Isadora Frances Miller
in 1873 in Texas. The Millers came from Kentucky, then
Arkansas, to Texas. They probably originated in Germany via
Virginia. Along the way were ancestor families Greer, McElroy,
etc. William's son, Travis Josiah Montgomery,
married Alva Green Young in 1910 Texas. Her
family were from Tennessee, and include Fishers, Hearns, etc.
About 1935, Travis Young Montgomery, born
in Texas 1913, moved to California with
his wife Lola Minnia Harrison, also born
Texas, where Janice Arlene Montgomery was
born in 1938.
William H Harrison was
probably born in Alabama, but some records say Tennessee, in
1874. His father and mother are uncertain at this time. His
father died before he was six. William married Mary
Lucinda George in 1899 in Texas. They farmed in the
Chickasaw Nation, and Oklahoma, before returning to Texas,
where Lola was born. Further research is need, but Harrisons
and Georges apparently came to Virginia in the early 1600's,
as did the related families.
George was born in Alabama in 1824. He married
Lucinda Hutcheson in 1843. Their son Hosea Holcomb George
was born in Alabama in 1857. He married Amanda
Elizabeth Goodwin about 1875, but she died in
1884. The family moved to Texas, then the Chicksaw Nation, and
finally Oklahoma, but daughter Mary Lucinda stayed in Texas with her
husband. The Georges, Hutchesons, Goodwins, et. al. were all
from Virginia in the 1600s.
With so many generations
back to immigration, not all stories can be told. The detailed
ancestry provided here only goes back several generations.
Work is in progress but will take some time as records become
scarcer and more unreliable.