Alexander MONROE

Alexander MONROE

Male 1705 - 1785

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  • Name  Alexander MONROE  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  1705  Sollas, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Sep 1785  Warrenton, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Alexander died in Carters Run Valley.
    Buried  Warrenton, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1971  Munro
    Last Modified  9 Jul 2013 

    Family  Margaret LANG,   b. 1714, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1810, Warrenton, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1745  Truro Par., Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Notes: Alexander and Margaret met at Oxford University. Margaret's father did not want her to marry Alexander so he sent her to live with the Keith family in Virginia, but Alexander and Margaret were eventually married by Parson James Keith.
    Children 
    >1. James I. MONROE,   b. Est 1748, Truro Par., Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, , Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. M.D. John MONROE,   b. 10 Apr 1750, Truro Par., Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1824, Big Capon River, Hampshire Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth MONROE,   b. Abt 1752, Carter's Run, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Judith MONROE,   b. 1754, Carter's Run, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1828, , Russell Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Alexander MONROE, Jr.,   b. Mar 1756, Carter's Run, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1842, Southport, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Sarah MONROE,   b. Abt 1760, Carter's Run, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870
    >7. George MONROE,   b. 1762, Carter's Run, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, , Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary MONROE,   b. Abt 1765, Carter's Run, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Hampshire Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Margaret MONROE,   b. Abt 1767, Carter's Run, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Hampshire Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2009 
    Family ID  F942  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Alexander and Margaret "Peggy" were betrothed in Scotland, but Margaret's father sent her to America to the home of Rev. James Keith in Fairfax County, Virginia. Shortly after, in about 1746-7, Alexander followed her to Virginia and they were married by Rev. James Keith in his home.

      Margaret's father left a legacy to her and her descendants which was to come to them in annuities "as long as water runs or grass grows". Margaret and Alexander gave a power of attourney to Rev. James Keith to draw the annuity for them. In 1751, Rev. Keith drew one or two years of the annuity and gave it to Margaret and Alexander in silver and gold. Later, as Margaret was at her spring washing clothes, she noticed the house on fire. The fire consumed all their belongings including her papers. The money was never found, so it is believed that the house was burned to cover the theft of the money.

      Alexander felt that if his house had to be burned on account of the money drawn by his wife from her father's estate, then he would not have anything more to do with it. After that, she was never able to get anyone to attend to it for her, but she hoped that some of her descendants would have energy enough to attend to it after she was gone.

      In about 1752, they bought a farm in Carters Run Valley about five miles west of Warrenton in Farquier County, Virginia. They both lived there for the rest of their lives and were buried on the farm land.

      After Alexander's death, in about 1804-08, Margaret gave a power of attorney to her grandson, Dr. John Monroe, Jr., to go to Scotland and attempt to resume the annuity payments.

      Some researchers say that Alexander was the son of Col. William Gent Monroe, Jr. and Margaret Triplett. But this seems unlikely since Alexander was born 10 years before they were married and he was born in Scotland even though his father lived all his life in America.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Federer, Sally Darnall
      Munro, R. W.
      Monroe, James Edward - family tree

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S344] Clan Munro files - Johnson, Monroe, Monroe Johnson, Descendants of Andrew Monroe - received 22 Apr 2004 - p. 19 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S562] Clan Munro files - Beggs, Howard Ancil, Howard Ancil Beggs, Letter from Pluma Beggs to Charlotte Elder - 16 Feb 1973 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S726] Clan Munro files - Lynch, John Samuel, Jr., John Samuel Lynch, Jr., Membership application for John Lynch, Jr. - 9 Apr 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S873] Clan Munro files - Monroe, Donna, Donna Monroe, Membership application from Donna Monroe - 2 Jul 2013 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S437] Clan Munro files - Monroe, Theodore Frazer, Theodore Frazer Monroe, Membership application for Theodore Frazer Monroe, Sr date d 12 Sep 2005 (Reliability: 3).