Montgomery, John

Montgomery, John
   1) W Becomes member of New Brunswick government, 72. T Surveyor-general, 41.
   2) (1783-1879)
   Born in Gagetown, New Brunswick. Accompanied his father to York about 1799, where he settled. Served with the York Volunteers during the War of 1812-1814. An active supporter of the Reform party in Upper Canada. At outbreak of Rebellion of 1837 was a boarder at the tavern, of which he was owner, on Yonge Street, Toronto. Charged with treason and arrested; imprisoned at Fort Henry, but escaped to the United States. After the passing of the Amnesty Act, returned to Canada and appointed postmaster at Davidtown.
   Index: Mc Banished, 437; escapes from Fort Henry, 437; president of Association of Canadian Refugees, 448.
   Bib.: Dent, Upper Canadian Rebellion.

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