Polly Montgomery

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Polly Montgomery

POLLY MONTGOMERY (daughter of Robert Montgomery and Rebecca Coffee) was born 1808 in South Carolina,1 and died 1870 in Calhoun Co., Mississippi.  She married GEORGE COOPER.  He was born 1805 in Georgia.1    

They settled in what is now the northeastern part of Calhoun County.  This area was originally part of Lafayette County.  Polly's younger sister, Rebecca Jane and her husband James Gideon also settled in this part of the county.  The Gideon land was a half a mile west of Sarepta, MS.  Perhaps this is the general area that the Coopers lived.

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AKA   "Mary"1
Birth 1808 South Carolina
Spouse   George Cooper
Living in 1850 Lafayette County, MS1
Living in 1860 Calhoun County, MS
(Calhoun Co was formed in 1852 out of parts of Lafayette and Yalabousha Counties)
Death 1870 Calhoun County, Mississippi


Children of Polly Montgomery and George Cooper

  1. WILLIAM COOPER, b. 1828.

  2. ELIZA JANE COOPER, b. 1828, Mississippi.

  3. ROBERT COOPER, b. 1830, Mississippi.

  4. JAMES COOPER, b. 1832.

  5. HICKMAN COOPER, b. 1835.

  6. ASBERRY COOPER, b. 1840.

  7. SUSAN COOPER, b. 1842.

  8. REBECCA COOPER, b. 1844.

  9. GEORGANNE COOPER, b. 1846.

  10. FRANCES COOPER, b. 1849.


1.  1850 Census, Lafayette County, Mississippi, Dwelling number 977.


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