28 December 2015

The Murder Of Lieutenant Montgomery's Wife

Alexander Montgomery married 1st, Elizabeth Fanny Taylor; she died near Fort Micanopy, Florida, as a result of an ambush, as did Walter Sherwood, Francis Carroll, and others.  See the story below.



This source:

Lieutenant Montgomery had been promoted to captain and was stationed at Fort Smith as quartermaster. When he heard that Hallek Tustennuggee was in town, he armed himself with knife and pistols and sought him very diligently. Some of the citizens forcibly concealed Tustennuggee against the will of the latter in order to prevent a tragedy. W. J. Weaver in the Fort Smith Elevator, February 18, 1898.

United States Census, 1850
Fort Smith, Crawford, Arkansas, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Alexander Montgomery M 38 Pennsylvania
Matilda E Montgomery F 25 Alabama
Elizabeth F Montgomery F 4 Florida
Samuel F Montgomery M 42 Pennsylvania
Ira Monson M 38 New York
Spencer Norvell M 35 Pennsylvania

Alexander Montgomery was in Buffalo, New York, in 1870.

Lieutenant [Nevil]  Hopson of the 7th Regiment of Infantry, was severely wounded in Florida, according to this report (Fold3).  He died in 1847.

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