1834-1870. Includes bills, receipts, indentures, yearly cotton sales records of Montgomery, a planter and plantation owner
in Washington County, Mississippi, who declared bankruptcy in 1869. .4 linear feet (1 box).
William Pinckney Montgomery was born on November 27, 1799 in South Carolina, and arrived in southwest Mississippi with his
parents sometime in the 1820s. In 1831, he married Catherine Cameron and started a family. They moved north to an area known
as "Batchelor's Bend" on the Mississippi River, in Washington County. Then, in 1838, Montgomery and his business partner,
Augustus McAllister, purchased a tract of land which they named Locust Plantation, and went into the cotton business.
.2 linear feet
(1 half-size document box)
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