Nathan MUNROE

Nathan MUNROE

Male 1747 - 1829

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  • Name  Nathan MUNROE  [1, 2
    Born  9 Aug 1747  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 May 1829  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I102  Munro
    Last Modified  14 May 2008 

    Father  Marrett MUNROE,   b. 6 Dec 1713, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1798, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Deliverance PARKER,   b. 28 May 1721, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1799, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Apr 1737 
    Family ID  F52  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth HARRINGTON,   b. 11 Apr 1750, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1812, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Oct 1769  [1
    Children 
    >1. Dilly MUNROE,   b. 18 Nov 1769, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Arethusa MUNROE,   b. 10 Mar 1773, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1817
    >3. Betsy MUNROE,   b. 5 Apr 1776, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. John MUNROE,   b. 15 Jun 1778, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1864, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Nathan MUNROE,   b. 23 Oct 1780, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1844, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Jonathan MUNROE,   b. 26 May 1783, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1867, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Mary MUNROE,   b. 11 Jul 1785, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1875
    >8. Dorcas MUNROE,   b. 31 Mar 1788, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Thaddeus MUNROE,   b. 14 Sep 1790, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >10. Harris MUNROE,   b. 29 May 1793, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1835, Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F51  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Nathan was a member of Captain Parker's minute men, and took part in the battle of Lexington in 1775. He lived on Monument Street. His house received several balls, which were taken out subsequently, when the house was repaired. A chest of drawers in Nathan's house was hit by a stray ball which penetrated the front panel of the third drawer down, from the top of the chest. It pierced the panel a bit to the right of the center and tore out a large section of the wood on the inside of the drawer. This chest is still in possession of one of the family (1964), with the bullet hole still remaining.

      Following is a deposition made by Nathan on 22 Dec 1824.

      I, Nathan Munroe, in the county of Middlesex and state of Massachusetts, do testify and say, that I was enrolled as a soldier in the company commanded by Captain Parker of said Lexington, in the year 1775; and, knowing that several British officers went up the road towards Concord in the evening of the 18th of April of said year, I, with Benjamin Tidd, at the request of my captain, whent to Bedford in the evening, and notified the inhabitants through the town, to the great road at Merriam's Corner, so called, in Concord, and then returned to Lexington. When arrived at the common, the bell was ringing, and the company collecting. I immediately got my arms and went to the parade. Captain Parker gave orders to us to load our guns, but not to fire unless we were fired upon first. About five o'clock in the morning, the British made their appearance at the east end of the meeting-house, near where our men were, and immediately commenced firing on us. I got over the wall into Buckman's land, about six rods from the British, and then turned and fired at them. About the middle of the forenoon, Captain Parker, having collected part of his company, marched them towards Concord, I being with them. We met the regulars in the bounds of Lincoln, about noon, retreating towards Boston. We fired on them, and continued to do so until they met their reinforcement in Lexington.
      (signed) Nathan Munroe

      Middlesex, ss. Lexington, 22 December 1824. Then the above named Nathan Munroe made oath to the above, and subscribed his name to the same, before me,

      (signed) Amos Muzzy, Justice of the Peace

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 567 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 16 (Reliability: 3).