28 September 2006

David MONTGOMERY marriage to Mary BRANNON aka BRANDON

MONTGOMERY marriages in the Cherokee Co, NC Marriage Index
Marriage Index photo from Tn Type's MONTGOMERY album

Cherokee County, North Carolina's Marriage Book Index entry for David MONTGOMERY and Mary BRANNON/BRANDON - entered into the ledger in the summer of 2005 - erroneously records their marriage license and return dates as 10 Jun 1886. However, the original license and return themselves, available in the Cherokee County Vital Records Office loose files, both clearly indicate that the date was actually 1 Jun 1886:

Date detail from the original marriage license return for David MONTOGMERY and Mary BRANNON
Marriage return detail from Tn Type's MONTGOMERY album

David Washington MONTGOMERY (1842-1879) was the son of Allen MONTGOMERY and Susannah LARGENT. Mary S. Graves "Polly" BRANDON (1837-1916) was the daughter of Samuel BRANDON and Mary GRAVES. The couple hadn't been married long when they migrated from Cherokee Co, NC to Roane County, Tennessee. They are recorded there with their two daughters, Rachel Emoline and Elizabeth "Lizzie" MONTOGMERY in the Rockwood Post Office area for the 1870 census. That is the only census in which David and Mary appear together. He died in Roane County in 1879. He is interred in the Bean Community Cemetery just over the Roane County line in Rhea County. Funeral home records indicate that Mary is buried in an unmarked grave in the Soldier's Circle at the Harriman City Cemetery (Roane Co, TN).

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