Capt. Josiah MUNROE, Jr.

Capt. Josiah MUNROE, Jr.

Male 1764 - 1846

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  • Name  Capt. Josiah MUNROE, Jr.  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix  Capt. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  25 Feb 1764  Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Nov 1846  Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Josiah was buried at the Old Mettowee Cemetery.
    Person ID  I1206  Munro
    Last Modified  9 May 2011 

    Father  Josiah MUNROE,   b. 11 Sep 1728, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1778, Valley Forge, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah HYDE,   b. 12 Sep 1732, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1794, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Apr 1752  Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F380  Group Sheet

    Family  Susanna ANDRUS,   b. Abt 1765, , , Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1846, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucinda MONROE,   b. 1789, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pembroke, , New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Jesse MUNROE,   b. 1 May 1791, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1883, Eagle, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Betsey MONROE,   b. 1793, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1813, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. William MONROE,   b. 9 Feb 1797, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1874, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Orana MONROE,   b. 1799, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Newton Centre, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Chauncy MONROE,   b. 1801, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1828
    >7. Mary MONROE,   b. 1806, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Asa A. MONROE,   b. 1808, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883
    Last Modified  10 Mar 2010 
    Family ID  F562  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      «i»Josiah Munro, Patriot
      by Richard (Dick) Smith and Cheryl Smith Gosselin

      On September 26, 2010, the Ann Story Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated a bronze memorial plaque commemorating the service of Josiah Munro. He enlisted in the Connecticut Regiment in May, 1781, at the age of seventeen and served for three years as Private. He was dismissed from service in 1784. The dedication service was held at the site of Josiah's tombstone in the Old Mettowee Cemetery in Pawlet, Vermont.

      Josiah Munro Jr. was born January 25, 1764 in Canterbury, Connecticut, son of Josiah Munro and his wife Mary Hyde. Sadly his father died February, 1778, at Valley Forge. Josiah married Susana Andrus, and soon after the two of them moved with her family to Pawlet, Vermont, where they are found in the 1790 Census. Josiah again served his country during the War of 1812 as Captain of the Artillery with the Vermont Militia. He was known to many as "captain" even after the war.

      Josiah died November 9, 1846, and he and Susana are buried together in the Old Mettowee Cemetery. In 1884 one of their descendants, Hattie Monroe, married a member of the Smith family, who was also from Pawlet, Josiah is the 4th great-grandfather of the author, Richard (Dick) Smith, who is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. His daughter, Cheryl, is a member of the Ann Story Chapter of the DAR.

      Also present at the ceremony were members of the Smith and Gosselin families and family friends. The West Rutland Boy Scout Troop 116 attended as Color Guard, and Taps was played by a local bugler. Refreshments were served by the DAR following the dedication, bringing a warm conclusion of fellowship to the solemn, but joyous memorial service of this Patriot.«/i»

      ("Josiah Munro, Patirot" - Eagle Flyer - Spring 2011 - Editor: Margaret Bardin)
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      Josiah was a farmer and was held in great respect and esteem. He served as selectman 1810-1811.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S321] Clan Munro files - Bardin, Margaret, Margaret Bardin, "Eagle Flyer" - Spring 2011 - Editor: Margaret Bardin (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S386] Clan Munro files - Munroe, Charles C., III, Charles C. Munroe, III, Historical & Biographical Sketch of the Monroe (Munroe) an d Monro (Munro) Family - p. 6 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 30 (Reliability: 3).