John MONROE

John MONROE

Male 1755 - 1835

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  • Name  John MONROE  [1, 2
    Born  1755 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Mar 1835  , Cumberland Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  , Cumberland Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3578  Munro
    Last Modified  27 May 2008 

    Father  Col. William Gent MONROE, Jr.,   b. 1690, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, , Woodford Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rachel PIPER,   b. Abt 1710, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773 
    Married  Aft 1726 
    Family ID  F1543  Group Sheet

    Family  Rachel,   b. Abt 1761, Of, Amherst Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1846, Of, Cumberland Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Apr 1784  Roundhill Church, Westmoreland Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah MONROE,   b. 21 Feb 1785,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Fanny MONROE,   b. 9 Feb 1787,   d. Abt 1872
     3. Ann MONROE,   b. 6 Oct 1789,   d. 5 Jan 1790
     4. Lucy MONROE,   b. 10 Oct 1791,   d. 25 Oct 1793
     5. Mary MONROE,   b. 18 Apr 1797,   d. 1864
     6. Andrew MONROE,   b. 21 Jan 1799,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Janey MONROE,   b. 23 Aug 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elizabeth MONROE,   b. 4 May 1802,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >9. John Piper MONROE,   b. 4 Jul 1804, Of, Barren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1890, Tompkinsville, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F9049  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In 1820, John applied for a pension for his Revolutionary War service. In his declaration at the time he stated that he served as a private. Other papers contain records of a Corporal John Monroe and a Sergeant John Munroe, so there must have been several people of the same name at that time. His declaration reads:

      "District of Kentucky, October 9, 1820 on this day personally apeared John Monroe in the county court of Cumberland County, Kentucky, (the said court being a court of record, created by statutes of Kentucky and proceedings according to the rules of the common law) which said Monroe is aged about 75 years and a residenter in the county of Cumberland, and within the jurisdiction of the courts aforesaid. Who being first duly sworn according to the law doth upon his said oath in the court aforesaid oath declaire that he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War of the United States, that he enlisted in the fifth Virginia Regiment in the Continental Establishment in Captain Richard Barnets Company for the term of two years and that he served in the said regiment and ompnay the whole term of his enlistment in the said continental service of the United States of America and that he enlisted in the said regiment and company 6th Feb. 1776. That upon the expiration of the aforesaid term of his enlistment which term he served faithfully, he again enlisted in the same regiment under Captain Harry Fonteroy for the term of 3 years and served the whole term of his said second enlistment faithfully. He states further on oath that he has drawn from the United States under the pension law of Congress of the 18th of March 1818 and upon pension Certificate #15343 the sum of $166.25 and that he makes the foregoing and subsequent declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the acts of Congress of the 18th of March 1818 and the first of May 1820 I do solemly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th da of March one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner disposed of my property of any part thereof, with intent thereby so to deminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and Naval service of the United States in the Rev. War passed the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person for me, any property, securities contracts or debts due me. This declaration further states on oath, that by occupation he is a planter, or daily laborer, and that he is weak sickly and much emaciated, so that he is very illy able to work, he states that the number of his family is six persons to wit, an aged wife, three daughters and two sons. The name of his wife Rachel, His eldest daughter is named Fanny aged about 30, his second daughter is named Mary aged 23 years, and his third daughter is named Betsey aged 18 years, his eldest son is Andrew about 21 and his other son named John about 16 years old. He states farther upon oath that excepting his necessary wearing apparel, he has no other property, and therefore a schedule would be unnessary this however he subscribes as the only report and statement which he can make thereon. Sworn to and declared in open court on the ninth day of October 1820."

      This declaration was signed on 14 Oct 1820 in the town of Burkesville, Kentucky.

      Other records show that John enlisted on 5 Feb 1776 in Captain Henry Fauntleroy's Company of the 5th Virginia Regiment. He signed for two years at $6.75 per month. He was wounded in action on 4 Oct 1777.

      In 1799, John and Rachel were living in Amherst County, Virginia. They lived there until about 1803. He was a cousin of President James Monroe.

      John received a grant of land in Tennessee, but in traveling over the mountains in unsetteled territory to claim it, he got lost and ended up in Kentucky. He liked Kentucky so well that he never attempted to locate his grant in Tennessee. He lived in different places in Kentucky, but spent his latter years in Cumberland County.

      On 14 Dec 1839, John's widow made application before the Justice of Peace in Cumberland County, Kentucky for widow's pension. The application states that John had died on 22 Mar 1835, that they had married 8 Apr 1784 at Roundhill Church in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and that John had been receiving $8 per month since 1818. She stated that by reason of age (80), and bodily infirmity that she was unable to attend at the court house of Cumberland County, twelve or thirteen miles away. Rachel (maiden name unknown) signed the declaration by making her mark. Another document says that Rachel received $80 per year beginning on 4 Mar 1843.

      In about 1937, some markers were unveiled at the Old Mulkey Meeting House State Park in Monroe County, Kentucky in memory of some Revolutionary War Soldiers. One of them was John Monroe. His great granddaughter, Miss Effa White, spoke at the ceremony.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Hund, Betty - Prodigy message

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S645] Clan Munro files - Boggs, Elizabeth Monroe, Elizabeth Monroe Boggs, Descendants of Andrew Monroe Who settled in Westmoreland Co unty, Virginia, 1652 - undated (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S645] Clan Munro files - Boggs, Elizabeth Monroe, Elizabeth Monroe Boggs, Monroe - 23 Aug 1932 (Reliability: 3).