When Jefferson Thomas Montgomery was born on 4 May 1804, in Shackle Island, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Montgomery, was 42 and his mother, Jane McMillan, was 40. He married Mary Polly Jouett on 11 January 1830, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 29 April 1879, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Beech Cemetery, Hendersonville, Sumner, Tennessee, United States.
English, Scottish, and northern Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Sainte-Foy-de-Montgomery and Saint-Germain-de-Montgomery (Calvados). In Ireland this surname was present in the medieval period, died out, and was then reintroduced from Scotland in the 17th century. It has been Gaelicized in Ireland as Mac Iomaire and in Scotland as Mac Gumaraid.
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