Porter Montgomery

11 July 1818–19 June 1853 (Age 34)
Canton, Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Porter

When Porter Montgomery was born on 11 July 1818, in Canton, Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Hugh Montgomery, was 32 and his mother, Irene Southworth, was 28. He married Margaret Hicks on 27 October 1846, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 19 June 1853, at the age of 34.

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Porter Montgomery
Margaret Hicks
Marriage: 27 October 1846
Margaret Irene Montgomery

Spouse and Children

27 October 1846
Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States


    Margaret Irene Montgomery


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+7 More Children

World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 1

In 1819 a committee was appointed to settle on a name for this place. Syracuse was proposed by John Wilkinson because of the similarities he noticed between the description of ancient Siracusa in Sicily and the characteristics of this area; both had salt-water springs and a town to the north called Salina. The committee chose the name by unanimous vote.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Calvados, France, so named from Old French mont ‘hill’ + a Germanic personal name composed of the elements guma ‘man’ + rīc ‘power’. In Ireland this surname has been Gaelicized as Mac Iomaire and in Scotland as Mac Gumaraid.

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

Sources (3)

  • Porter Montgomery in household of John F Hicks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census
  • New York City, Marriages, 1600s-1800s

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