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Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA? 

Montgomery, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Montgomery was first settled in 1767 and was officially incorporated in 1780. The town was named after General Richard Montgomery, who died in the Battle of Quebec.
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1767 - Ephraim Avery arrives in Montgomery
The exact date of the earliest settlement in this area cannot be determined, but it is known that...Read MORE...

1780 - Montgomery was incorporated as a town on November 28, 1780, and was named in honor of General Richard Montgomery, who died fighting at Quebec in 1775.

In 1792, small portions of the towns of Norwich(Huntington) and Southampton, now in Hampshire County, were added, and as thus made up the town as it has remains to this day.

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15. MONTGOMERY. [Pop. 740. Inc. 1780.]
Montgomery was once a part of Westfield and Southampton.

This town was named after...Read MORE...

1848 - Montgomery
This town was incorporated in 1780. A Congregational church was organized here in 1797; it...Read MORE...

Montgomery was strictly an agricultural town, and its inhabitants depend heavily upon the soil for support. In 1865, 62 farms were recorded employing 85 people.

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Around 1874, the Westfield Reservoir was built on Moose Meadow Brook. This eliminated the existing grist and sawmill and Moore’s whip shop. (Montgomery, MA)

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1879 - (Montgomery, MA) - Mrs. Avery arrested for murder
A sensational incident in the history of the town came to light in January, 1879, when Mrs. Louisa...Read MORE...

1890 Montgomery Massachusetts
Montgomery is a small, mountainous and exclusively farming town on the Westfield River, in the...Read MORE...

1906
Montgomery, a post-township (town) of Hampden co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., about 16...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bosworth
flag  Percy BOSWORTH (1793, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 23 June 1869, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA )
flag  Roswell BOSWORTH (1809, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 10 May 1864, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Chapman
flag  Avery CHAPMAN (15 December 1800, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 27 September 1880, Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Clark
flag  Almon H. CLARK (1844, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 11 February 1894, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)

Cook
flag  Lucy B. COOK (1814, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 4 July 1892, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Edson
flag  James EDSON (1836, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 10 December 1855, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Ferris
flag  John FERRIS (1791, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 4 March 1858, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Herick
flag  Stephen HERICK (1791, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 19 March 1874, Granville, Massachusetts, USA)

Herrick
flag  Pamela HERRICK (25 January 1804, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Hutchins
flag  Prudence HUTCHINS (1786, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 8 August 1868, Peru, Massachusetts, USA)

Mallory
flag  Ely MALLORY (23 November 1808, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Miner
flag  Almira MINER (1804, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 20 January 1873, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard))

Moore
flag  E. T. MOORE (1803, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 21 November 1866, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Nichols
flag  Isabel Arline NICHOLS (9 July 1819, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 25 July 1852, ) gravestone

Parks
flag  King PARKS (1777, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 2 March 1850, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Reed
flag  Lousia A. REED (1855, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 22 July 1878, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Wait
flag  E. A. WAIT (1845, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 18 June 1868, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Wheeler
flag  Nancy WHEELER (3 December 1794, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Sheaffer
flag  Lillian Barbar SHEAFFER (31 July 1901, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - 5 June 1957, Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

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Cemeteries in Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA

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