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1st Regiment East Tennessee Volunteer Militia. Muster rolls show this regiment at Fort Strother in early November 1813 and at Fort Armstrong in late November of

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Samuel enlisted as a privet 1st Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteer Militiawith captain James Gillespie at Knoxville, Tennessee/war of 1812

1st Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteer Militia September 1813-December 1813. Commanded by Colonel Samuel Wear reporting to General James White. The regiment participated in the destruction of Hillabee villages.

Muster rolls show this regiment at Fort Strother in early November 1813 and at Fort Armstrong in late November of the same year. The regiment, in the brigade commanded by General James White, helped attack a tribe of Creek Indians known as the Hillabees on 18 November 1813 where sixty-eight Creeks were killed and about 250 taken prisoner. Unbeknownst to the Americans, the Hillabees had sued Jackson for peace the day before the attack. Actually, a detachment of Cherokees friendly to the United States did most of the fighting -- there were no American casualties.

Information taken from D.B. Montgomerys book The Montomerys and their Decendants.    Samuel Montgomery was born in the year 1786 in that part of North Carolina which afterwards became the eastern part of Tennessee. He grew with his brothers to a vigorous and manly manhood -tall, active, strong, and for his own good rather too full of physical courage; for his physical recklessness resulted in the breaking of both his arms and one of his legs-a very serious matter in a new country where surgery was practically an unknown art At the age of twenty-one, on the 20th day of August, 1807, he was united in marriage with Nancy Jones?, a daughter of Col, .Richard Jones, who had been a playmate of George III< King of England, when he was Prince of Wales, and who had emigrated to America, through Canada, and settled in Washington county. Tennessee, then a part of North Carolina, This marriage was performed by the Rev. Samuel Doake, a minister of the Presbyterian church, and the founder of Doake College, in East Tennessee, Nancy Jones Montgomery, whose brother was a lawyer of the firm of Nixon, Burnett, & Jones, of Knoxville, Tenn., and at the time of his death a young man of great promise, was no ordinary woman. Her intelligence, piety and preseverance made her a marked and marvelous woman, one who impressed her personality not only upon the members of her family, but upon every community in which she lived. She spent her long and useful life in a new, wild country, but she tamed it wherever she went; and no sower ever cast seed into the ground with greater confidence or better results. Her fields were the Jives and consciences of her husband, her children and her neighbors, and she lived to rejoice in a perpetual harvest, and died in the 79th year of her age baring lived to see the accomplishmentamong men. With Her many family cares and the pioneer countryin which she spent the whole of her life, she knew not many books,but one Book she constantly studied and earnestly strove to know; and her life became like unto, if short of, her highest conception ofthat Book. ( ,.'.- Samuel Montgomery enlisted as a private with Captain James Gillespie, at Knoxville, Tenn., in the Second War with Great Britain, and after completing the term of his service was honorably discharged at the same place. In the year 1831 or 1882 he moved to Carroll .county, Tenn.where he lived till the year1851, at which . time he moved to Dad? county, Missouri, where he continued to live till the day of his death, July 26, 1856, when he was buried in Greenfield, in that county. His wife survived him 14 years, having died at the home of her son, the Rev. George W. Montgomery, in Coles county, Illinois,; in the year 1870, where she was buried in the cemetery of the West Union Cumberland Presbyterian church, loved and honored-of all who knew her. To Samuel and Nancy Montgomery were born eleven children : Archibald, Lavinia, Francis Jones, Jane Ana, Mary, Elizabeth. Richard, George Washington, Sophia, Samuel Nelson, and Nancy Isabella Davis. The children all lived to be grown, and all reared families except Mary, who was engaged to be married to a man since that time grown to. be widely known as the Rev. J. L. Cooper, D. D., but who died in her 20th year.

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