Rebecca MUNROE

Rebecca MUNROE

Female 1771 - 1848

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  • Name  Rebecca MUNROE  [1
    Born  27 Jun 1771  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  15 Apr 1848  Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2321  Munro
    Last Modified  8 Feb 2003 

    Father  Capt. Edmund MUNROE,   b. 2 Feb 1736, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1778, Monmouth, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rebecca HARRINGTON,   b. 17 Feb 1751,   d. 6 Mar 1834, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Aug 1768 
    Family ID  F64  Group Sheet

    Family  Ichabod FESSENDEN,   b. 6 Jul 1769, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1830, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jun 1795  Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edmond Munroe FESSENDEN,   b. 11 Mar 1796, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831
    >2. Philip Bemis FESSENDEN,   b. 7 May 1797, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1859, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nehemiah Munroe FESSENDEN,   b. 15 Dec 1799, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1819
     4. Ichabod FESSENDEN,   b. 11 May 1802, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1803
     5. Ichabod FESSENDEN,   b. Abt 1804, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1849
     6. Sophronia FESSENDEN,   b. 27 Feb 1807, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Rebecca Harrington FESSENDEN,   b. 5 Oct 1809, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >8. Mary Perrin FESSENDEN,   b. 27 Feb 1813, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1880, Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. James Munroe FESSENDEN,   b. 25 Dec 1816, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1886, Bever Falls, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F1123  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Rebecca's husband was a miller by trade. "Stephen Cutter, miller, sold a certain grist mill in Cambridge with all and singular the dam, flooms, mill pond, etc., together with all other property to Ichabod Fessenden in 1795, specifying a house, barn and gristmill, dams, flooms, etc. (Middlesex Registry, cxxv 27, 28). This property was sold by Ichabod Fessenden to John Perry and Stephen Locke, millers, in 1809."

      Ichabod is also listed as having paid $139 for pew No. 73 in the meeting house, Second Precinct, Cambridge, and as having been one of the assessors in 1803 and 1804.

      He was a member of the Northeast parish of Cambridge Singing Society, serving as treasurer in 1805 and 1806. It became the West Cambridge Musical Society in October 1807 and Ichabod Fessenden (with clarinet) was one of the subscribers to the constitution.

      In 1816 he built a mill at the J.C. Hobbs privilege as it was still called in 1907, though Deacon Hobbs had been dead several years. Another enterprise strikingly different was the making of machine knives which made Ichabod famous was carried on at the brick factory he erected on the Hobbs property.

      Ref: "Lexington, Mass. Munroes", 2nd ed. by R. S. Munroe - 13-31-2
      Clan Munro files - Coutant, Martha

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] Clan Munro files - MacCready, Robin Merrow, Robin Merrow MacCready, Membership application for Robin Merrow MacCready - date d 5 Sep 2000 (Reliability: 3).