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Montmollin, James M.

Posted by ceddleman 
Montmollin, James M.
March 05, 2007 06:29PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B,
Boyd County

James M. Montmollin, descended from an old Huguenot family, was born in
Lexington, Ky., July 31, 1837, and is a son of Frederick and Sarah Louisa
Montmollin, natives of Philadelphia, Penn. The Montmollins left France
about 1347 and took refuge in the mountains of Switzerland, which government
had been represented at Berlin by Augustus De Montmollin for some years
past. The paternal grandfather of James M. Montmollin, named John Frederick
Montmollin, came from Strassburg, Germany, and settled in Philadelphia,
Penn., about the year 1777. The father of James M. Montmollin was born in
1797, removed from Philadelphia to Lexington in 1825, was engaged in the
mercantile business in both cities, and died in 1878. Mrs. Sarah Louisa
Montmollin was of French extraction, and was the mother of three sons, of
whom James M. is the only survivor. Our subject was educated in his native
city of Lexington and at Transylvania University, and in March, 1862,
graduated for the Jefferson Medical College. In April of the same year he
became assistant surgeon U.S.A. under contract, and was later commissioned
assistant surgeon of the Fifty-third Kentucky. He served until the close of
the war, and in 1865 located at Ashland, Boyd County, where he has since
been engaged in active practice. He is also surgeon for the Chesapeake &
Ohio Railroad Company, and the A.C. & I. Railroad, and for the past twenty
years has been medical examiner for the Sixteenth Judicial District. In
October, 1863, he married Martha F. Young, a native of Jessamine County, to
which union five children were born, viz: Archie, Eliza, Louisa, Frank and
Adelaide. The Doctor is a Royal Arch Mason, and a member of the
Presbyterian Church.
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