Archibald C Montgomery was born in Cortland Co. New York; Sept 13, 1818, and received a comon school education. He was married April30, 1845, to Silence E. Huntley, of Cortland County, came west to Wisconsin, May 11, 1845.
They settled in Racine county, and he was engaged in farming for over three years. In 1849 he removed to Saul county, and was chosen justice of the peace, which office he held until 1861, when he removed to Crawford county. He inlisted in Company A, 31st. . regiment of Volunteer infantry, Aug 8, 1862, and was engaged in the battle of Bentonville, North Carolin; and mustered on June 20, 1865. He commenced the practice of law in Sauk county, was admitted to the bar at Prairie du Chien in 1871.
His wife died Sept 29, 1875. They were the parents of five children-four of whom are married-----1- William, -2 Franklin A, -3-John A,-4- Lillian S, -5-Nellie R,. He was chosen chairman of the town board of the town of Clayton in 1871. He sold his farm and now resides with his daughter lulian, who is married to William Rinehart.
Mr. Montgomery is still engaged in the practice od law. While living in Sauk county, he was engaged in various branches of business, keeping the Wisconsin House, in the village of Delton, in 1858, and also buying and selling land, and selling dry goods on a small scale.
His children are all settled near him exception one, John A., qwho is living in Dakota, wherehe owns a large farm,. Mr. Montgomery has been justice of the peace in Crawford county, eight years, and has married in this and Sauk counties, 126 couples.
Source: History of Crawford Counth.
Title: University Archives & Area Research Center
University of Wisconsin--Parkside
Archibald C Montgomery is my Gr Gr grand-father. (Mary Karch (nee Montgomery)
Yankeetown, Clayton Crawford, Wisconsin
Archibald C Montgomery is buried in Yankeetown Cemetery, in Solders Grove, Wisconsin, on highway 131 South on the right side of the road going towards Gay's Mills.
I was there in Sept of 2003, visiting with two cousins I had never met before. Both young men took me all around searching for my family members of this Montgomery family.
My Gr grand-father William Montgomery, born 1848, WI.; is the first child born to Archilbald C Montgomery and Silence E. Huntley.