MONTGOMERY, Rachael
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MONTGOMERY, Mrs. RACHEL, the eldest daughter of John and Rachel Rush, was born at Byberry, in Philadelphia county, Pa., in 1741. She was full sister of the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Rachel received an excellent education and was a woman of refined taste and manners. She married, about 1761, Angus Boyce, a merchant of Philadelphia. He died a few years later, leaving one child, Malcolm. Mrs. Boyce married, about 1769, the Rev. Joseph Montgomery, then pastor of the Presbyterian congregation of New Castle and Christiana Bridge, Del., and subsequently member from Pennsylvania in Congress, 1781 to 1783. In 1785 Mr. Montgomery, having been appointed recorder and register of the new county of Dauphin, removed with his family to Harrisburg. Here he died, in 1794, leaving his wife with three children, one by his former marriage. Mrs. Montgomery died on Saturday, July 28, 1798, at Harrisburg.