The 1860 federal census of Atlanta Precinct, Logan County, Illinois (page 71) reported Albert Montgomery (b. c1836 in Ill.), his wife Mary (b. c1840 in Ill.), and their two oldest children born by then (Nancy Ellen and Samuel) to be farming there. Living beside them was 55-year-old William Montgomery who was born in Ohio. Perhaps he was Albert's father since Albert reported in the 1880 census of Butler County, Nebraska (Village of Ulysses, p. 5b) that his father was born in Ohio. Also, Alfred and Mary named a son William.
Albert Montgomery and family are also listed in the 1870 federal census of Seward County, Nebraska as living there in Seward Precinct (page 385a). By 1870, they had these 6 children living in their household: Nancy Ellen (b. c1859 in Iowa), Samuel (b. c1860 in Ill.), Clara (b. c1862 in Ill.), William (b. c1863 in Ill.), Edgar (b. c1866 in Neb.), and Robert (b. c1868 in Neb.).
Albert Montgomery and his family went to Seward County, Nebraska to homestead in the late 1860s or early in the year 1870. He later received a homestead patent in this county on May 20, 1875 for 80 acres of land. Just before that, their son Carlos was born c1874 in Neb.
I own Albert Montgomery's homestead patent and would like to contact descendants of this family regarding his homesteading career and what later happened to him. Does anyone have Albert's photograph?
Thank, Robert King