Grimes Genealogy


Matilda Jane Grimes Genealogy

4. Matilda Jane Grimes, daughter of  Wilson Grimes b. June 3, 1825, in Maury County, Tennessee; m. (1) on January 27, 1846, the Rev. John Webb Montague, b. November 9, 1823, in Wayne County. He was a son of Thomas Montague (404) and a nephew of Frances Montague (409) Johnson. John Webb Montague was a Missionary Baptist minister. He joined the Philadelphia Baptist church in 1853 and remained an active member until his death. When the War Between the States came on, he went into the Confederate Army in the place of a brother-in-law whose wife was very sick. He was a member of the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry and was captured at the fall of Ft. Donaldson. He died from exposure in the Alton, Ill., Prison Camp, May 15 or 16, 1862. He was said to be one of God's noblemen. His widow was a member of the Baptist church. Later, she was twice married. Her third husband was Thomas Moore. She d. at her home on Hardins Creek on August 10, 1886.

Children (By 1st Husband)

16. James Webb Montague, b. November 15, 1846.

17. Mary Ann Montague, b. September 8, 1848; m. Richard Martin Moore.

18. Thomas Wilson Montague, b. July 14, 1857; m. December 24, 1884, Miss J. F. Dickerson of Wayne County, Tennessee, moved to Waxahachie, Texas. They had a son, Karl Dickerson, and perhaps other children.

19. John Henry Young Montague, b. January 25, 1861; m. December 22, 1887, Leonora Parker of Medona, Illinois. He practiced law in Wichita, Kansas, where he was a prohibitionist and a superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School. He had a daughter, Althea Edna, b. December 24, 1888, and perhaps other children.

Note: From Montague Genealogy, pub. 1894.



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