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Joseph Monteney
(Abt 1760-)


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Joseph Monteney 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1760
  • Marriage: Margaret Frank on 15 Aug 1785 in Schenectady, N.Y, U.S.A. 1

bullet  General Notes:

Census 1790, Warrenbush, Montgomery Twp, N.Y.
note the many different spelling of Monteney, Mountaney, Montney, Montana, Mountney.

Bill Montney <> Sun Aug 31 1997
Joseph MONTNEY and his wife, Margaret FRANK lived in Montgomery Co. after the Revalutionary War. He died there. They had 4 children-John (born 1786 in Montgomery Co.), and Joseph (born 1788 at Mohawk Flats in Montgomery Co.), and Mary and Albert, who were probably born there. Joseph is said to have served under Lafayette and the 3 boys fought in the war of 1812. Joseph died in Montgomery Co. Would like to verify all of this. Surname may be spelled differently.
Genealogy Report published by Gerry Hannah.
website is:

Descendants of Joseph Monteney

Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPH MONTENEY was born Abt. 1760. He married MARGARET FRANK August 15, 1785 in Schenectady, N.Y., U.S.A..

Census: 1790, Warrenbush, Montgomery Twsp., N.Y.

2. i. JOHN MOUNTANEY, b. 1785, U.S.A..
3. ii. JOSEPH MONTNEY, b. April 10, 1788, Warrenbush, Montgomery Cty., N.Y., U.S.A.; d. June 15, 1883, Memphis, Michigan, U.S.A..
4. iii. ALBERT MOUNTNEY, b. 1791, United States; d. December 11, 1865, Tyendinaga Twsp., Hastings Cty., Ontario.
iv. MARY MONTANA, b. March 01, 1795; d. December 21, 1885, Westmoreland, Oneida Cty., N.Y., U.S.A.; m. JAMES KEECH.
v. BETSEY MOUNTNEY, b. Abt. 1797, Utica, Oneida Cty., N.Y., U.S.A.; d. 1847, Bellhaven, York Cty., Ontario, Canada; m. SAMUEL WINCH, Abt. 1821, Onondaga Cty., N.Y., U.S.A..

bullet  Research Notes:

The link between Joseph Monteney and possible daughter Elizabeth Monteney as shown on the family history has yet to be proven to me as yet . Any futher information would be very much appreciated.
James Anderson. email:
Sept 16, 2007

Mr Anderson:
I am researching material for an article I am writing about an Island , part of Prince Edward County in Lake Ontario, directly across from Oneida County NewYork. In the 1700s it was part of an Indian Reservation. On this Island is an old stone house of French Architecture that was built by a French Fur Trader named Joseph Monteney. In 1820 a family arrived from Ireland named Shannon and either purchased it or simply moved in. The first official records have that family as the first registered owners. I have pictures of the house if you need to see it.
When I looked into the history further I see that his son Albert lived on the Mohawk Reserve, very close by and in fact died there and is buried at Napanee just down the road. I am sure that this Joseph Monteney was closely connected to the local Indians as he needed them to acquire furs as this was his business.
Please contact me if you have any further information. My telephone # is 613-476-6065 and email is
Bill Cowan
PS: Other settlers on the island are linked to New York state.


Joseph married Margaret Frank on 15 Aug 1785 in Schenectady, N.Y, U.S.A..5 (Margaret Frank was born about 1765 in Schenectady, N.Y, U.S.A. 6.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

15 Aug 1785 , Reformed Dutch Church of Schenectady, New York, USA.



1 Gerry Hannah, Descendents of Joseph Monteney, Gerry Hannah, Married August 15, 1785 in Schenectady, N.Y. USA.
or just search for Joseph Monteney at web site.
Gerry Hannah email address is
author of "The Hannahs' of Bedford Township, Ontario, Canada"

2 Gerry Hannah, Descendents of Joseph Monteney, Gerry Hannah, Joseph Monteney, born abt 1760, m. Aug 15, 1785 to Margaret Frank in Schenectady, N.Y.

3 Anne Adams and Ruth Bush. The Shannon House, "The Old Hotel"

What makes a house a home? Some people might say, "the things each family puts in their house to make it comfortable. Other people might say "the people who live in it." Still others might say "the stories that happened inside those houses."

Most people who live in Prince Edward County will tell you who built the house they live in. They also know what it was built from-- brick, stone or frame -- and what kind of trees there are around it. Often the people living in the house now are descendants of the original owner.

To people who have lived on Waupoos Island, it is different!

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Most family stories we heard when we asked about the houses answered in the same way. The parents moved to the mainland when the children were grown. The children went off to find work and a new family bought the house. So it seems, that except for the Shannons, no family occupied the same house for more than one generation. So the stories told weren't about "the family house. " They were about the family.

Both the Shannons and their house are exceptional.

The earliest records we can study, those of the Mississauga Indians before 1800, mention the Mountenay family and their very unusual log and stone house. The story goes that the Count de Mountenay was a prosperous fur trader from Normandy who chose to live on an island in English territory. He built a very sturdy house on Waupoos Island, which resembled a French chateau. Alexander Shannon found it unoccupied on his land grant when he came from Ireland around 1820. He moved in and married Margaret ------ from the Island, and they had a large family. Descendants of that family occuped the house until 1959, when the Oblates were granted a 25 year lease.

4 Anne Adams and Ruth Bush.

5 Gerry Hannah, Descendents of Joseph Monteney, Gerry Hannah, Married August 15, 1785 in Schenectady, N.Y. USA.

6 Gerry Hannah, Descendents of Joseph Monteney, Gerry Hannah, has marriage record only.

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