Name: John MONTGOMERY
Given Name: John
Birth: 1764 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Death: 17 Jul 1828 in Baltimore, Maryland
Change Date: 9 Aug 2005 at 09:04:11
Maryland State Archives
John Montgomery (1764-1828) MSA SC 3520-1497
Source: Wilbur F. Coyle, The Mayors of Baltimore (Reprinted from The Baltimore Municipal Journal, 1919), 27-29.
Mayor of Baltimore, 1820-1822; 1824-1826.
He was educated, studied law and was admitted to the Bar, beginning practice in Harford County, Maryland, where his name appears on a list of Attorneys of the Bar in 1791. He took a prominent part in politics and became a leader in the Democratic Party, being sent to the House of Delegates from Harford County seven times and was States Attorney three times. He was elected a member of the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses 1807-1809, 1809-1811. About this period he moved his residence to Baltimore City. He was appointed Attorney-General of the State of Maryland the 29th of April, 1811, but went out of office in the change of the State Constitution, being succeeded by Luther Martin, February 11th, 1818. He was chosen a member of the House of Delegates from Baltimore City, 1819, and was elected Mayor of Baltimore City for two terms, as stated heretofore. With his kinsman, Joseph Hopper Nicholson, he called the meeting at the Fountain Inn May 21st, 1812, to arouse the country for the war. This lead to a violent editorial in the "Federalist," resulting in the destruction of that paper by the mob, and the greater disaster, in the loss of life, that followed an attempt by the "Federalist" to defy the spirit of the city.
On March 25th, 1814, John Montgomery was appointed Captain of the Baltimore Union Artillery, which served with great gallantry at the Battle of North Point, General Stricker reporting "Captain John Montgomery, commander of my artillery, gained for himself and his company lasting honor." His first wife was Mary Harris, his second was Maria Nicholson, fourth daughter of Commodore James Nicholson, U. S. N.
My note: The Montgormery Monument in Bel Air mentions two sons: John H. Montgomery and James N. Montgomery. Perhaps, the middle initial "H" in John H. stands for "Harris" and the middle initial "N" in James N. stands for "NIcholson". If so, this would suggest that John H. Montgomery was the son of his first wife Mary Harris and that James N. Montgomery was the son of his second wife, Maria Nicholson, and named in honor of Maria's father, Commodore James Nicholson.
But, a James Montgomery was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing Harford County as early as 1824. If this James Montgomery was the son of John Montgomery, he was born too early to have been the son of Marin (Nicholson) Montgomery.
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John Montgomery of Carlisle, PA
Would like to hear from descendants of John Montgomery born Carlisle, PA in 1764. His father, likewise was named John, a man of attainments, was born in Ireland in 1722, emigrating to PA in 1745 and settling in Carlisle. Was a lawyer in Harford Co., MD where his name appears on a list of Attorneys of the Bar in 1791. Was appointed Attorney-General of the State of Maryland 29th of April, 1811. Mayor of Baltimore, MD for two terms, 1820-1822 and 1824-1826. First wife was Mary Harris, his second was Maria Nicholson, fourth daughter of Commodore James Nicholson, U.S.N. Died July 17th, 1828, Baltimore, MD. Two sons, John H. and James N Montgomery.
Information from: Maryland Department, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MDJean P. Roganjp.firstname.lastname@example.org
posted by scott @ 9:27 AM
Father: John MONTGOMERY b: 1722 in Ireland
Maria NICHOLSON b: 7 Sep 1775 in Maryland
in Baltimore, Maryland
Marriages & Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, Surnames, M-N, Page 226
Montgomery, John, rep. in congress from Md., and Miss Maria Nicholson of Balto. were married last Mon by Rev. Abeel. (BA 6 April 1809)
- James Nicholson MONTGOMERY