Col. William Gent MONROE, Jr.

Col. William Gent MONROE, Jr.

Male 1690 - 1775

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  • Name  Col. William Gent MONROE, Jr.  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Prefix  Col. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  1690  , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1775  , Woodford Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I525  Munro
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2015 

    Father  William Gent MONROE,   b. 1666, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1737, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret BOWCOCK,   b. 1670, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1689  Westmoreland, Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F135  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Margaret TRIPLETT,   b. Abt 1692,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1715 
    Children 
     1. Thomas MONROE,   b. 1716,   d. 1772, , Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Jean MONROE,   b. Abt 1718,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary MONROE,   b. Abt 1720,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John MONROE,   b. Abt 1722,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >5. William MONROE,   b. 1725, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1780
    >6. George MONROE,   b. Abt 1726, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1771, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F255  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Rachel PIPER,   b. Abt 1710, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773 
    Married  Aft 1726  [12
    Children 
     1. Sarah MONROE,   b. Abt 1737
     2. Daniel MONROE,   b. Abt 1739,   d. 1789, , Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Alexander MONROE,   b. Abt 1742,   d. 1786, , Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Nancy Ann MONROE,   b. Est 1746
     5. Jane MONROE,   b. Abt 1747,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >6. Andrew J. MONROE,   b. Jun 1749, , Woodford Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. David MONROE,   b. 1750, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1817, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Benjamin James MONROE,   b. Abt 1753,   d. 1809, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. John MONROE,   b. 1755,   d. 22 Mar 1835, , Cumberland Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Martha MONROE,   b. Abt 1757,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >11. James MONROE,   b. 12 Feb 1759, , Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1824, , Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F1543  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William was married twice and had children by both wives. There is some controversy about which wife bore which children. The name "Gent" may just mean "gentleman" and could have been added as part of his name in error.

      He served as Colonel of Westmoreland County, Virginia, Justice of the Peace and Member of the House of Burgesses

      He served as executor of his father's will.

      John Piper, the father of his first wife, Rachel, left a will, 25 Sep 1759, in which he gives land and five negros to William and his wife. Rachel was the sister of Col. John and Frank Triplet of King George County, Virginia.

      One reference gives William's birthdate as 1692 and gives the deathdate of Rachel Piper, his second wife, as 1759 (Williams says she died in 1775). Guilford and ref 1 says William died in 1760. Petersen says William died in 1773.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Chambers, John
      - Cones, Mona
      - Hund, Betty
      - Rice, Dorothy
      - Johnson, Monroe
      - Guilford, Dr. Joan S. ("Southern Monroes" manuscript)
      - Petersen, Charles A. - letter 2 Feb 1996
      - Williams, Irmalee - Descendants of George Munro

      Ref (2) says William died in 1760.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Redden, Virginia R. - Descendancy chart for Andrew
      Monroe (ca. 1615-1668) - signed with initials "MDH" and dated 18 Sep 1987

      (2) Clan Munro files - Redden, Virginia R. - "The Monroe Family of Virginia" -
      compiled by Nancy E. Harris - Jul 1988 - p. 14

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S478] Clan Munro files - Monroe, Gerald Andrew, Gerald Andrew Monroe, Membership application for Gerald Andrew Monroe dated 9 Ma y 2006 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S562] Clan Munro files - Beggs, Howard Ancil, Howard Ancil Beggs, Hand written notes by Charlotte deVolt Elder - date unknown (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S645] Clan Munro files - Boggs, Elizabeth Monroe, Elizabeth Monroe Boggs, "William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine " - Vol. XIII #4 - Oct 1933 - The Monroe Family - p. 231-241 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S645] Clan Munro files - Boggs, Elizabeth Monroe, Elizabeth Monroe Boggs, Genealogy of the Family of Frank Adair Monroe and Alice Bla nc Monroe of New Orleans, Louisiana - undated (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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).

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

    7. [S721] Clan Munro files - Malloy, Alice Monroe, Alice Monroe Malloy, Membership application for Alice Monroe Malloy - 24 Jun 2009 (Reliability: 3).

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

    9. [S668] RW Munro's Genealogy Database, Robert William Munro, (The collected genealogy notes of RW Munro, Hon. Historian of Clan Munro (Association) edited by Dr. Jean Munro, transcribed by Charles C. Munroe, III and others. Transcription completed Jan 2009. Original card file is kept at the "Storehouse of Foulis" near Foulis Castle in Scotland.), card 354 (Reliability: 3).
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    10. [S842] Clan Munro e-files - Schmidt, John E., Jr., John E. Schmidt, Jr., E-mail from John Schmidt - 4 Jun 2012 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S931] Clan Munro e-files - Monroe, Thomas Patrick, Thomas Patrick Monroe, Ancestors of Thomas Patrick Monroe - 31 Dec 2014 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S344] Clan Munro files - Johnson, Monroe, Monroe Johnson, Descendants of Andrew Monroe - received 22 Apr 2004 - p. 10 (Reliability: 3).