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.
Note: From Montague Genealogy, pub. 1894.
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