Notes for Catherine Montgomery: Catherine was pregnant with Mary when her first husband Alexander Stuart died.
Mary was born after Catherine married Patrick Calhoun so shewas called Mary Calhoun (or in some records Catherine Mary Calhoun)
Patrick and Catherine took their Children to America in 1733 after her Stuart childre were grown. They lande in either New York or Philadelphia and moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where they settled in the Chestnut Level area. Around 1748, some time after Patrick's death,Catherine moved her family to some new lands that where opening up in Augusta County, Virginia. In 1755 the Indians became more active and Catherine moved again to the Long Cane Creek area of Abbeville, South Carolina. They moved in the middle of winter and got there in February 1756. The place was called for awhile North and South Forks of Calhoun Creek, where it joined the Little River. They were 16 miles from the nearest Indian settlement. They thought they would be safe there. The morning of January 31, 1760 a messenger came through the little settlement and told them the Indians were on the warpath and moving towards their area. The afternoon of Jan. 31 and morningof Feb. 1 was spent loading wagons and getting provisions ready to move out. About noon of Feb. 1, some 200 to250 settlers moved out for Augusta, Georgia, a larger town about 40 miles south-east of their location. Then had only gone 10 miles when in crossing the Long Canes Creek several wagons got stuck. By the time they had all the wagons across it was dark and they camped for the night. Soon after dark they were attacke by a band of Cherokee Indians.Some of the settlers escaped by horseback, some on foot but most sacttered, finding shelter in the trees or wherever they could hide. Mostly children and women were killed as 23 settlers were left dead at the site of the massacre. The Indians had burned all the wagons and nearly all the goods had been stolen. In the group that were killed was Catherine Montgomery Stewart Calhoun. She was 76 years of age at her death.
More About Catherine Montgomery and Alexander Stuart: Marriage: 1705, ?.
More About Catherine Montgomery and James Patrick Calhoun: Marriage: 1713, County Donegal, Ireland.
Children of Catherine Montgomery and Alexander Stuart are: