1800 - 1880
UNDERWOOD BATTLE was born 1800 in North Carolina (or Georgia1),
and died 1880 in Plus, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi2.
She married Hugh Montgomery (son of
Montgomery and Rebecca Coffee).
He was born 1790 in South Carolina, and died 1833 in Monroe Co.?,
One transcription of the 1850 Census for Pontoco
Co., Mississippi found online (transcribed by Betty Casey <email@example.com), records Amy B. Montgomery. This MUST be Annie Underwood Battle Montgomery because she
was born in 1800 and census records age as 50 yrs.
Two youngest children Thomas and Nancy ages 16 and 19 respectively
corresponds to Thomas Evans and Nancy Bronetta birth years.
Also, this record is directly following the record for the Nason family
whom her daughter Jane married.
Having seen an image of
the census record, I believe that it was transcribed incorrectly. The
record reads "Anny B. Montgomery." The "W," when
compared to other examples on the census, is clearly that, though it is easy to
confuse with a "B" to the modern eye. The word Anny (perhaps
Any) does look a lot like Amy in that the "nn" is written
continuously. The census does, however, say that she was born in Georgia.
1860 Census shows Anne
Montgomery Living with Nancy B. The
age seems to be fudged for both Annie and Nancy.
Nothing is known of the
origins of Annie Battle. The 1850 census records her birth place as
Georgia, but other records, such as the 1860 census, confirm that it was North
Carolina. This type of error is not uncommon on census
records since the census enumerator was empowered to gather information on the
individual from neighbors if no one was at home at the time he came by (see the
NARA web site on the 1890
census). If Annie is from North Carolina it
would tend to confirm the supposition that Robert Montgomery was from the
upcountry in South Carolina. Lancaster county, for example lies, on the
North Carolina border. In fact, there was a border dispute in the Waxhaw area
about which state it belonged in. It would seem natural for Robert's
children to find a husband or wife in the neighboring area of North Carolina.
Although I do not yet know
who Annie's parents were, family records indicate that she had three brothers by
the names of John, Thomas, and James. Thomas had children by the
names of Jack, William, and Annie; and John had a son named Buck.
Children of Annie
Underwood Battle and Hugh Montgomery
MONTGOMERY, b. Abt. 1826, Mississippi4; m. ENOCH JONES; b.
Abt. 1819, Tennessee.
MONTGOMERY, b. 1826, Tennessee6; m. JOHN F. NASON; b. 1818,
B. MONTGOMERY, b. 1827, Mississippi; m. (1) CAROLINE HALL; b. 1840, Mississippi;
m. (2) CAROLINE WAYNE.
NANCY BRONETTA MONTGOMERY, b. 1831, Mississippi; m. FREDERICK W. GOODE,
February 21, 1866, Mississippi; b. 1836, Alabama.
THOMAS EVANS MONTGOMERY, b. April 21, 1833, Monroe Co., Mississippi; d.
December 22, 1892, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi8; m. FRANCES CORNELIA MCCLESKY; b. April 28, 1842, Alabama; d. 1898, Pontotoc Co.,
MONTGOMERY, b. in Mississippi10; m. LEANDER MCFARLAND; b. Of