Biography of Daniel R. Montgomery
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Montgomery, Daniel R., was born in the town of Dryden, March 7, 1838, and was educated in the common schools, after leaving which he went back to his father's farm. When the war broke out he enlisted in Company F, 76th N. Y. Infantry, December 16, 1861, and received an honorable discharge December 16, 1864, serving three years, and being engaged in the battles of Gainesville, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Antietam and Gettysburg, and being promoted to color sergeant for bravery in action. He carried the first set of colors carried by infantry in the battle of Gettysburg, when he was wounded through the hand supporting the colors, the same bullet passing through the shoulder. At the age of forty two he married Miss Sarah M. Wilson, daughter of Henry Wilson of Dryden, and they have two daughters, Misses Fannie and Florence, In 1872 he went into the coal and lumber business with Mr. Sperry, who in 1875 sold out to L P. Ferguson, and is now the junior member of the firm of Ferguson and Montgomery, the leading firm in the town of Dryden. He takes the Republican side in politics and has always been an active worker for the success of his party.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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