My family from the Virginia/West Virginia areas

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  • ID: I602381079
  • Name: Nancy KEENEY
  • Given Name: Nancy
  • Surname: Keeney
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: Abt 1783 in Greenbrier Co., VA
  • Death: 1866 in Kanawha Falls, Fayette Co., WV
  • Note:
    Nancy Keeney, second child of Michael and Catherine Lewis Keeney, was bo
    rn in 1783 in Greenbrier Co and died in 1783 at Kanawha Falls, WV. She fe
    ll in love with Capt. Henry Montgomery when she was just 17 and he about 3
    5.
    He was born in Ireland in 1765. son of James, killed in 1775 in a coloni
    al attempt to take Quebec, and Huldah Montgomery. Nancy and Henry return
    ed to Greenbrier Co, where she deeded her share of her father's esta
    te to an uncle, George Lewis. For a time they lived in Teays Vall
    ey at at Hurricane Creek, but sold their land and moved to Kanawha Falls w
    here they occupied large cabin and had 75 acres of land, which they purcha
    sed from John Huddleston.
    This tract became known as Moutgomery's Ferry. In 1820 Henry was grant
    ed a patent from Governor Thomas Randolph of Virginia to 50 acres on bo
    th sides of the river, giving him complete control of the ferry, which sta
    yed in operation for 100 years. Their home was a stop over for way farer
    s. They were buried in an old, now abandoned cemetery at Kanawha Falls, b
    ut in recent years their graves have been designated by a granite slab bea
    ring a bronze plate with the inscription, "Pioneer Ancestors of the Montgo
    mery Family in the Upper Kanawha Valley. Henry died in 1852.




    Father: Michael KEENEY b: Abt 1761 in Augusta Co., VA
    Mother: Catherine LEWIS b: Abt 1761 in Augusta Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Henry MONTGOMERY b: Abt 1765 in Ireland
    • Married: 28 Dec 1800 in Greenbrier Co., VA
    Children
    1. Has Children James Carlin MONTGOMERY b: 1 Jan 1811 in Greenbrier Co., VA
    2. Has Children Hulda MONTGOMERY b: Abt 1800 in Greenbrier Co., VA
    3. Has No Children Mary MONTGOMERY b: 2 Jan 1805 in Greenbrier Co., VA
    4. Has No Children Cynthia MONTGOMERY b: 19 Jan 1808 in Kanawha Co., VA
    5. Has No Children Nancy MONTGOMERY b: 2 Jun 1818 in Kanawha Co., VA
    6. Has No Children Michael MONTGOMERY b: 26 Apr 1813 in Kanawha Co., VA
    7. Has Children Marie MONTGOMERY b: Oct 1818 in Kanawha Co., VA
    8. Has No Children John Y. MONTGOMERY b: 1 Jun 1811 in Kanawha Co., VA

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