George Thomas MONRO

George Thomas MONRO

Male 1819 - 1883

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  • Name  George Thomas MONRO  [1
    Born  9 Sep 1819  Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Aug 1883  Greenville, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I138  Munro
    Last Modified  11 Jul 2002 

    Father  Thomas Bateman MONRO,   b. 15 Oct 1794, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1821, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Clarissa Usher SANFORD,   b. 5 Sep 1792, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1854, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Oct 1817  Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F71  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Emily Ann BERRY,   b. 26 Sep 1826, Prob., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1865, Greenport, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Mar 1847  Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. Thomas I. H. MONRO,   b. 1 Dec 1847, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1893, Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Franklin Baker MONRO,   b. 31 Aug 1849, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. George Ellery MONROE,   b. 2 Apr 1852, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1914, Point Richmond, Contra Costa Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Hezakiah Usher MONRO,   b. 12 Jan 1854, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >5. Clara M. MONRO,   b. 28 Aug 1855, Greenport, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Clara Usher MONRO,   b. 3 Sep 1855, Greenport, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1857
     7. Usher MONRO,   b. Abt 1857,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Emily E. MONRO,   b. 6 Sep 1857, Greenport, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Alvin MONRO,   b. 7 Oct 1859, Greenport, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1863, Prob., Greenport, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Elizabeth M. MONRO,   b. 3 Oct 1862, Greenport, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1863, Prob., Greenport, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Joseph H. MONRO,   b. Abt 1864, Greenport, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F70  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Esther Emeline MCLEAN,   b. Abt 1821,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  5 Mar 1867 
    Children 
     1. Ross Mclean MONRO,   b. Abt 1868,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edna E. MONRO,   b. Abt 1872,   d. 12 Jul 1936
     3. Clara E. MONRO,   b. 9 Jan 1876,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Samuel North MONRO,   b. Sep 1877,   d. 12 Jan 1955
     5. C. Blaine MONRO,   b. Abt 1879,   d. 27 Mar 1905
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F13170  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • When he was only nine years old, his mother placed George under the care of Captain Norris of Bristol, Rhode Island to go to sea as a cabin boy for discipline. At age 19 he was captain of his own ship.

      When he married, his wife persuaded him to give up the sea. He studied medicine of the Hahneman method and supposedly began a practice, but a directory of Brooklyn, New York in 1849-50 lists him as a painter. The 1850 census shows him living with his family and Margaret Simpson in Brooklyn, New York.

      In 1855 he had moved to Greenport, Long Island, New York where he did start a successful practice. He also taught navigation. In a census report of 1860 he listed himself as a mariner.

      George used the spelling Monro, but in later years may have added the "e".

      After his wife was burned to death from the explosion of a lamp, he took his younger children, George, Hezakiah, Usher, Emily E. and Clara M. to Bristol, Rhode Island. The youngest, Joseph H. was adopted by people named Jackson in Greenport. He then moved to Pennsylvania to join his kin. He later remarried in Pennsylvania.

      References:

      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes" by R. S. Munroe,
      2nd ed. - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 13-41-22-1 - p. 347

      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. 581 (Reliability: 3).