Thomas Jefferson MUNROE

Thomas Jefferson MUNROE

Male 1809 - 1901

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  • Name  Thomas Jefferson MUNROE  [1
    Born  29 Jan 1809  Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Mar 1901  Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I231  Munro
    Last Modified  5 May 2007 

    Father  Benjamin MUNRO,   b. 18 Jul 1775, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1818 
    Mother  Bethamy LUTHER,   b. Abt 1777,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F750  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Julia A.,   b. Abt 1825, , , Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary E. MUNROE,   b. Abt 1859, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George W. MUNROE,   b. Abt 1861, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F19339  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Louisa H. LEGG,   b. 1813, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1888, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 May 1832  Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. Mary Ann MUNROE,   b. 1833, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1899, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William N. MUNROE,   b. 1836, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret R. MUNROE,   b. 1840, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas B. MUNROE,   b. 1842, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1864, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edmond J. MUNROE,   b. 1844, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Harriet C. MUNROE,   b. 1848, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Edna M. MUNROE,   b. 1850, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Walter P. MUNROE,   b. 1852, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Frank Herbert MUNROE,   b. 1 Mar 1855, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1894
     10. Julia A. MUNROE,   b. 21 Oct 1856,   d. 17 Dec 1857
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F118  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In the 1870 census, the value of Thomas' estate was estimated at $300. In 1875, he was living at 59 Lester Street (Ward 6 or 8). In 1885, he was living at 69 South Street.

      He was a business head in the company of "Munroe and Legg" located at 17 Dyer Stree, Providence, Rhode Island, during the middle and late 1800's, a teaming business. His partner, George O. Legg, lived at 130 Lester Street. His wife, Louisa Legg was the sister of his business partner.

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      The following is an obituary of Thomas Munroe which appeared in a local paper:

      "Thomas J. Munroe died Monday morning at the home of his son-in-law, Orin S. Mowry, 64 Bridgham street, aged 92 years, two months and six days.

      He was the last of a long-lived line dating back to an ancestry of Scotch barons, and in this country, to forbears who served the nation in many walks of life.

      Mr. Munroe was born in Rehoboth, grew up there and learned the trade of a stone mason. He worked at his trade in a number of places, helping to build among other things the forts in Boston Harbor and the old Tockwotton Hotel on Tockwotton Street in this city. Sixty years ago he entered the teaming busi- ness with a partner under the firm name of Munroe & Legg, and for 10 years of the time he was connected with this business he served as night watchman of the Bank of North America. He retired from business 12 years ago.

      He was married about 1831 to Louise Legg, a sister of George Legg, and his (..unreadable..) children were born to them of whom six survive. There are also 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

      Mr. Munroe was a member of Eagle Lodge I.O.O.F., which he joined in 1842, and of Moshassuck Encampment I.O.O.F. He was for some time connected with Hand Engine No. 2 in the days of the volunteer fire department in this city. He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. Old age and pleurisy united to put an end to his long life.

      The genealogy of the Munroe family dates back through a line of Scotch barons to the 11th century. Among the more immediate ancestors were Richard Warren, who came to this country in the Mayflower, and Col. Benjamin Church, the hero of King Phillip's War. Mr. Munroe's father served in the Revolutionary War. The family is noted for longevity, many having passed the 90 mark."
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      The 1885 census of Providence, Rhode Island is a bit confusing. It shows a Thomas J. Munroe age 72 and wife Julia A. age 60 living with son George W. age 24 and daughter Mary E. age 26. These names don't match up with information from other sources. It appears to be the right Thomas Munroe, but with different family members. I've entered Julia as a second wife of Thomas and the mother of the two children.

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [2, 3, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S537] Clan Munro files - Beckett, Gilbert Percy, Gilbert Percy Beckett, Pedigree chart for Gilbert Percy Beckett - prepared by Gilb ert P. Beckett - 14 Aug 1983 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S537] Clan Munro files - Beckett, Gilbert Percy, Gilbert Percy Beckett, Letter from Phyllis Silva of the Rhode Island State Archive s to Gilbert Beckett - 25 May 1982 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S537] Clan Munro files - Beckett, Gilbert Percy, Gilbert Percy Beckett, Letter from Carolyn Owen Leary of the Old Colony Historica l Society in Taunton, Massachusetts to Gilbert P. Beckett (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S537] Clan Munro files - Beckett, Gilbert Percy, Gilbert Percy Beckett, Gilbert P. Beckett's genealogy documents - p. 4 (Reliability: 3).