Mary Montgomery

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Montgomery was born on 11 May 1793, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Robert Montgomery, was 22 and her mother, Sidonia Helms Hellums, was 27. She married Robert Benefiel on 6 September 1814, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 13 February 1844, in Grandview, Louisa, Iowa, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa, Iowa, United States.

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Robert Benefiel
Mary Montgomery
Marriage: 6 September 1814
James Benefiel
John Wesley Benefiel
Jesse Benefiel
Eliza Benefiel
Robert Wiley Benefiel
Esther Benefiel
Susannah Hays Benefiel
Nancy Jane Benefiel
William Montgomery Benefiel

Sources (4)

  • Mary Montgomery, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mary Montgomery Benefiel, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Montgomery in entry for Wm M Benefiel, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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