PIONEER MONTNEY FAMILY





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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