MONTGOMERY, Joseph, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pa., September
23, 1733; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Princeton College in 1755; studied for
the ministry; licensed to preach by the presbytery of Philadelphia in 1759 and ordained as a minister in
1761; held several pastorates 1761-1777; commissioned a chaplain in Col. Smallwoods Maryland
Regiment of the Continental Army and served from 1777 until 1780; delegate to the general assembly
of Pennsylvania 1780-1782; Member of the Continental Congress 1780-1782; recorder of deeds and
register of wills for Dauphin County 1785-1794; justice of the court of common pleas 1786-1794;
died in Harrisburg, Pa., on October 14, 1794; interment in the Lutheran Church Cemetery.
BibliographyForster, John Montgomery. A Sketch of the Life
of the Rev. Joseph Montgomery. Harrisburg, Pa.: Printed for private distribution, 1879.