Nov. 20, Carrollton. John Montgomery, one of the largest and most successful tobacco buyers of this county died at this home in Ghent last night of consumption, aged about thirty years.
Last Saturday night there was a huge row in the Colored Baptist Church at Ghent during a church entertainment, the participants being all Negroes. Pistols and knives were freely drawn, but the only one hurt was Al Cheatham, who received a painful but not dangerous cut.
from the Daily Commonwealth of Covington, November 21, 1883