No that's not correct.
Cecily was married 3 known times:
1. Thomas Bailey (or Bayley)
2. Samuel Jordan, of Burning Bush (AKA Gentleman Samuel Jordan)
3. William Farrar
She was not married to a Montague: that's an old myth. It may have been one of her daughters though.
If I may -- I'm very clear on her (as much as anyone can be :) )
By the way, they have done extensive archeological work on "Jordan's Journey," Samuel Jordan's original plantation. There's a terrific artifact gallery and analysis of the way they lived. Info as documents / media in their profiles.
Maj. William Farrar Ancient Planter Wm. Farrar: My 9th g-grandfather William Farrar who arrived on the Neptune in 1611 is referred to in several Virginia books of ancestry as an Ancient Planter. Read a couple last week in the Texas State Library and Archives Commission next to the Capitol. Not sure of the reference but will be back after Christmas for the Legislative Session. If you would like, I'll record the Dewey numbers, titles, etc.
There is confusion regarding Cecily or her daughter with the same name or another similar name in the same line. We refer to her as our "many-marrying ancestor." But after reading the story of the Pastor who attempted to hoodwink her, it seems she was able to say "No." Seriously, unmarried females in the early times were both in demand as well as in extreme distress economically speaking.
By the way, our ancestor Wm. Farrar's g-g-g-granddaughter Dinnah (Dicy) eloped with a ne'er-do-well named Tillman Pruitt or Pruett winding up in OK breaking all ties. An interesting side story was that my mom's ancestor witnessed the will of one of the Farrar's (my dad's line). in 1680's (or so) two hundred forty years before my parents married in Texas.
Merry Christmas All Y'all! Peace on Earth!
I've got Pruitt's by marriage! Cool story, thanks.
I also have Farrars a few ways in, even if I just "divorced" Cecily Reynolds from the Montagues I was directly descended from.
I've been researching Cecily for a while now and think, the woman had quite the backbone. She took the Rev to court, all the way to London, because he broke his discretion promise. She owned property in her own name. While her husband Samuel Jordan was off collecting the neighbors for safekeeping in the Indian attack in the Massacre of 1622, she faced down a band.
I imagine her with hands on hips protecting her children and servants, saying, run along, fellows, and them saying "Yes, ma'am." Jordan's Landing was spared and saved many lives.
@Ancient Planters: Farrar Family project. Y'all know if you're related to the Farrar's you can take it back to
Charlemagne? Take a look at the British genealogy: http://www.happywarrior.org/genealogy/greenwood.htm
Very cool! I will add that link to the Farrar project, which is here:
Join on up if you're related.