1. JOSEPH MONTNEY JR was born Apr 10 1788, in Mohawk Flats, New York. It might have been Mohawk Town in Montgomery County. He was born on Easter Sunday. He was baptized on Feb 14 1790 in the Methodist Church in the Town of Florida, Montgomery County by Rev. James Dempster, who organized the Log Meeting House in the Town. He emigrated about 1820 from Waupoos Ontario, Canada. He fought in the War of 1812 and was wounded in battle. He immigrated about 1849 to Clayton, Jefferson County NY. After the Civil War, the Montneys moved to Armada, Macomb County, MI. They spent the rest of their lives in Michigan, living in Macomb, St Clair, Genesee, and Ogemaw Counties. He was a farmer. He was working the day he died, and came in for dinner. It wasn't ready so he said he would lie down and wait. He never woke up. He died Jun 15 1883 in Memphis, Michigan, and was buried Jun 1883 in Memphis Cemetery. He married 1824 in Canada (one source says Mohawk Valley) SARAH JANE SMITH who was born on Mar 24 1806 in Waupoos, Ontario, Canada, daughter of CHARLES and ELEANOR (EDWARDS) SMITH. She died 21 Mar 1908 South Branch, Michigan, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, South Branch, Michigan. Inscribed on her monument in Oak Grove Cemetery: SARAH- WIFE OF JOSEPH MONTNEY- DIED MARCH 21, 1921- AGED 101 YEARS 11 MONTHS 27 DAYS. Children, Montney: 2 i ELLEN MONTNEY + 3 ii MARY MONTNEY married WILLIAM HARAN + 4 iii GEORGE MONTNEY married AMY HALL + 5 iv MARGARET MONTNEY married (1) JOHN HOWARD (2) WILLIAM HALL 6 v ELEANOR (Nellie) MONTNEY 7 vi SARAH JANE MONTNEY3 was born in 1832 in WAUPOOS, ONT., CANADA. She died about 1851 in JEFF CO, N Y. 8 vii ELIZABETH MONTNEY + 9 viii JOSEPH MONTNEY III married MARGARET E (Maggie) LEVIS + 10 ix CHARLES L MONTNEY married CHARLOTTE SPERRY + 11 x LOUISE MONTNEY married MERRITT SPERRY + 12 xi CHRISTINE MONTNEY married WILLIAM VAN CONANT + 13 xii HENRY H MONTNEY married MARY CATHERINE VAN CONANT + 14 xiii LEVI MONTNEY married FANNIE HENDERSON 15 xiv FRANCES M MONTNEY married (1) GEORGE GOTHEM, (2) WILLIAM SPIER + 16 xv BYRON MONTNEY married JANE SCRIBNER 3. MARY MONTNEY (daughter of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born in 1825 in Waupoos, Ontario, Canada. She married aboout 1843 WILLIAM HARAN Children, HARAN: 17 i ALMIRA HARAN 18 ii SARAH JANE HARAN 19 iii MARY ELIZABETH HARAN 4. GEORGE MONTNEY (son of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born on AUG 3 1826 in Waupoos, Ontario, Canada. He was a sharpshooter in the Civil War, in the Tenth New York Regiment. He died Nov 14 1910 in Minnesota. He married in 1853. One source shows 1851. AMY HALL was born in 1826 near Cape Vincent, Jefferson County. She died Jan 25 1901. Children, MONTNEY: 20 i GEORGE R MONTNEY 21 ii LOUISE MONTNEY 22 iii WARD MYRON MONTNEY 23 iv SILAS MONTNEY 5. MARGARET MONTNEY (daughter of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born on OCT 9 1827 in Waupoos, Ontario, Canada. She died May 20 1928 in Dayton Plains, Ohio. One source states her date of death as May 27, 1929. Her obituary stated: The last of three generations of women, all of whom lived to be more than 100 years old. She had been in good health until recently and frequently took long walks. She was 99 when she had her hair bobbed but refused to have a permanent because she said it would be unseemly in one her age to have it renewed every 6 months. Her memory remained clear. She recalled the Civil War clearly. She had been an ardent motorist and enjoyed long rides. She wanted to live long enough to ride in a plane but it was not to be. She married in 1848 JOHN HOWARD who was born about 1825 in Canada or Michigan. He died in 1856 in Roiley Center, Michigan. Children, HOWARD: 24 i ELIZABETH R HOWARD 25 ii SARAH M HOWARD 26 iii GEORGE W HOWARD 27 iv UNICE L HOWARD She was married to WILLIAM HALL in 1861. 9. JOSEPH MONTNEY III (son of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born on Jan (or Jun) 7 1836 (or 1835) in Waupoos, Ontario, Canada. During the Civil War, 8 Aug 1862, he enlisted from Clayton in Company G, 10 Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery Volunteers, commanded by Captain William J. Hart. He was 5'6" with a fair complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He was promoted to corporal. He was honorably discharged 23 Jun 1865 in Petersburgh, Virginia. He was ruptured in the service and got rheumatism from exposure. The United States Pension Agency classified him as an invalid, and he was receiving a pension of $72 a month in 1929. He and his wife were living at 524 State St, Saginaw MI at the time of the death of their son, Fred E. Mountney (from the Saginaw City Directory of 1910). He was baptized in 1922 in St Cloud Baptist Church. He died 15 Jun 1929 in St Cloud, Florida and was buried there. His son, Stanley Luther Montney compiled information on his descendants in 1932. He married Nov 5 1856 in Poland, New York MARGARET E (Maggie) LEVIS who was born Dec 13 1839 in NY. Her parents were born in New York. She died Feb 14 1892 in Memphis, Michigan. She was buried on Feb 15 1892 in Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Michigan. Children, MONTNEY: 28 i ALVAH J MONTNEY 29 ii FRED EUGENE MONTNEY 30 iii WINFRED E MONTNEY 31 iv CORA A MONTNEY 32 v CLARENCE GLEASON MONTNEY 33 vi CASHIUS H MONTNEY 34 vii STANLEY LUTHER MONTNEY 35 viii GEORGE B MONTNEY married (1) CATHERINE GOODELL, (2) FRANCES EUGENIA GLASHAW 10. CHARLES L MONTNEY (son of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born on MAR 15 1838 in Jefferson County, New York. 28 Dec 1861, he enlisted in a company of the 35th Regiment of Infantry, New York Volunteers, at Watertown, New York. He transferred to 18th Cavalry, New York State Volunteers, was promoted to First Lieutenant 27 Nov 1864. He re-enlisted and achieved the rank of Captain. He was discharged on 31 May 1866 at Victoria, Texas. At the time of his discharge, he was described as 5'10 1/2" tall, dark complected, hazel eyes and brown hair. He fought at second Bull Run, Sabin Crossroad, Gettysburg, and Antietam. He had five horses shot from under him. He shook hands with President Lincoln. He was a farmer. He also worked in a woolen mill at Yale, Michigan. He held the post of sheriff of Yale for 25 years. He was a member of Somborne Post, G.A.R. of Port Huron, Michigan; of the Yale School board and the Solders' Widows Relief Fund, and served several jury terms in Port Huron. He led the Memorial Day parade for 30 years in Yale and 6 years in Algonac. He died Sep 17 1937 in Algonac, Michigan, of senility, heart and bronchial pneumonia. Funeral services were held in Algonac, with Rev. A B Sutcliffe, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, officiating. Burial services 19 Sep 1937 in Brockway Cemetery in Yale were the charge of Brockway Lodge 710, F & A M of which he was a 60 year member. He married 2 Oct 1860 in New York CHARLOTTE SPERRY, daughter of SCHUYLER and NANCY (FRY) SPERRY who was born on 22 May 1843 in New York. She died Nov 19 1917 in Algonac of apoplexy (a stroke). She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Yale, Michigan. Children, MONTNEY: 36 i WINSLOW BRUCE MONTNEY. 11. LOUISE MONTNEY (daughter of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born on OCT 5 1839 in Clayton, Jefferson County. She married in 1858 MERRITT SPERRY Children, SPERRY: 37 i ARMEDA SPERRY 12. CHRISTINE (Christina) MONTNEY (daughter of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born on 15 Jun 1841 in Waupoos, Ontario, Canada. She died in 1938. She and her husband had three sons and two daughters, names unknown. She married in 1863 WILLIAM VAN CONANT 13. HENRY H MONTNEY (son of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born on 8 Sep 1842 in Waupoos, Ontario, Canada. He served in the Civil War in the 14th New York Regiment. He died 1 Aug 1909 in Ohio and was buried 8 Aug 1909 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clio, Michigan. He married 31 Oct 31 1867 MARY CATHERINE VAN CONANT who was born in 1844. She died in 1933 (1935?). Her middle initial might be C or K. Possilby her middle name was Elizabeth, though her daughter's obituary gives it as Catherine. Children: 38 i ESTELLE E MONTNEY 39 ii ANNETTE (Nettie) MONTNEY 40 iii MARTIN ELLSWORTH MONTNEY 41 iv HOMER ANSON MONTNEY 42 v ELMER H MONTNEY 43 vi MELVIN JESSE MONTNEY 44 vii BERTHA MONTNEY 45 viii VICTOR O MONTNEY 46 ix GRACE MAE MONTNEY 14. LEVI MONTNEY (son of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born in Aug 1844 in Waupoos, Ontario, Canada. He was in the 16th Michigan Regiment during the Civil War, in the second unit of Sharpshooters known as Jardine's. It was formed in Detroit on 3 May 1864. He was a farmer, and lived in Texas at one time. He died in California though one source gives Clare, Michigan as the place of death. He was buried in Michigan. He married 6 Sep 1877 in Riley township, St Clair County, Michigan FANNIE L HENDERSON who was born in 1851. Children, MONTNEY: 47 i ELIZABETH "Lizzie" MONTNEY 48 ii CLARE L "Carrie" MONTNEY 49 iii FLOYD MONTNEY 50 iv ALTON RAY MONTNEY 51 v CLAYTON LEVI MONTNEY 16. BYRON MONTNEY (son of JOSEPH and SARAH JANE (SMITH) MONTNEY, Jr.) was born 24 Jul 1847 in Pecton, Maysburg Township, Ontario, Canada. His obituary stated: Byron was the last of 6 brothers who wore the blue in the Civil War. All 6 fought at Gettysburg. He enlisted in Company I, 14th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery Volunteers on 14 Dec 1863 when he was 15. He was in 22 battles. His regiment was transferred to the Infantry Division. He was promoted to corporal. He was within a few rods of the famous apple tree and saw quite clearly Generals Grant and Lee as they negotiated the terms of surrender. He was mustered out at Rochester, NY 26 Aug 1865. He was 5' 8 1/2" tall, with light complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He moved to Memphis, Michigan with his father's family. He died 28 Oct 1938 in Memphis, and was buried in the Memphis Cemetery. He married 13 Aug 1868 in Armada, Michigan JANE SCRIBNER, daughter of SOLOMON and URSULA (TIBBETS) SCRIBNER who was born in 1851 in ARMADA, MICH. She died in 1926 in Memphis, and was buried in the Memphis Cemetery. Children, MONTNEY: 52 i EDWIN MONTNEY 53 ii JOHN MONTNEY 54 iii CHARLES F MONTNEY 55 iv GRACE MONTNEY 56 v ELMA MONTNEY 57 vi JESSIE MONTNEY 58 vii EUGENE MONTNEY 59 viii LILLIAN (Lillie) MONTNEY 60 ix LEE MONTNEY.
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