Francis Miller MONROE

Francis Miller MONROE

Male 1813 - 1892

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  • Name  Francis Miller MONROE  [1, 2
    Born  8 Aug 1813  Mendon, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Mar 1892  Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lakeview Cemetery
    Person ID  I674  Munro
    Last Modified  4 Mar 2014 

    Father  Lemuel MUNROE,   b. 1 Mar 1759, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1857, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Martha RAWLINGS,   b. 1782, Mendon, , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1812  Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F309  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Luana HICKS,   b. 17 Mar 1816, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1868, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Sep 1834  Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Henry Oscar MONROE,   b. 14 Jun 1835, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1925, Fennimore, Grant Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Francis Norton MONROE,   b. 24 Dec 1836, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. James Madison MONROE,   b. 4 Dec 1838, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1914, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Norton Miller MONROE,   b. 23 Sep 1840, Handy Center, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1926, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. George Washington MONROE,   b. 9 Feb 1843, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1923, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Louise MONROE,   b. 17 Nov 1844, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1873, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Luanne Amelia MONROE,   b. 2 Jun 1846,   d. 8 Oct 1851
     8. Margaret Helen MONROE,   b. 7 Jan 1848,   d. 30 Jan 1878
    >9. William Hicks MONROE,   b. 26 Mar 1849, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1916, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Lucinda Nancy MONROE,   b. 17 Jan 1852, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1937, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Jan 2010 
    Family ID  F308  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anna BRININSTOOL,   b. 1818, Warsaw, Wyoming Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Dec 1868  Jackson, Jackson Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F3290  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Eleanor Alsena Cromwell ELDRED,   b. 7 Jun 1833,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  8 Aug 1881  Millers Corners, Rensselaer Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  6 Jan 2010 
    Family ID  F3291  Group Sheet

    Family 4  Sarah Barringer DOYLE,   b. 1837, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  18 Jul 1886 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F3292  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      ĞiğApparently [Ğ/iğFrancis] Ğiğmoved to Howell, Liberty Township in 1837 per history of Howell became wealthy. Manufacturers of tin, sheet iron and copper wares, and dealers in hardware

      Francis N. Monroe 1837
      Francis Monroe was one of the earliest settlers of Livingston County. He passed through what is now the village of Howell before a building had been erected there. His father, Lemuel Monroe, was one of the heroes of the Revolution. He served through that memorable war; participated in the battle of Bunker Hill; was present at Burgoyne's surrender, and in many other engagements. He also served in the war of 1812. Was three times married, and was the father of eighteen children, seventeen of whom grew to maturity. In his old age he came to Howell and made his home with his son Francis, at whose residence he died at the advanced age of ninety-seven years and two months.

      Francis Monroe was the eldest of six children by the third wife of his father. She resided at Mendon, N.Y., when her husband was serving in the war of 1812, and for several years thereafter. There Francis was born Aug. 8, 1813. When a lad he was indentured until he was twenty-one years of age, at which time he received the customary one hundred dollars and two suits of clothes. This important event occurred Aug. 8, 1834, and on the 18th day of September of that year he was married to Miss Luana Hicks, of Bristol, N. Y. Her father had died, and from his estate she received one hundred dollars upon her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe then had a joint capital of two hundred dollars, and plans were soon matured for securing a home. They resolved to go to the then Territory of Michigan, and within a week, Mr. Monroe started on a tour westward.

      After prospecting through Eastern Michigan, he located on the southwest quarter of section 28, now the town of Howell. Returning to Bristol he worked by the month some two years, and in the spring of 1837, with his wife and two children, moved on to his land, and commenced the task of creating a home from the unbroken forest. With limited means and few neighbors, he was thrown upon his own resources to procure the necessaries of life. He worked out by the day. The first fall after his arrival he went twelve miles to dig potatoes (for one La Grange, in Unadilla), receiving in payment a bushel of potatoes for a day's work. Money was a thing almost unknown. To pay taxes and the twenty-five cents postage on a letter from the East, were grave questions to the pioneer. Wolves were plenty, and soon a bounty of seventeen, dollars was offered for their scalps. This was most fortunate for Mr. Monroe, who gave them considerable attention; he took as many as three in a week, which rendered him material financial relief.

      The progress of the pioneer under these adverse circumstances was necessarily slow; but after the log house was built, the clearing was continued. Year by year improvements were made and other lands added the small clearing expanded to broad and fertile fields, and the log house has long since given place to a large and commodious brick residence, with such surroundings as indicate the thrifty farmer.

      By his first wife he had ten children, viz.: Henry O., is a farmer in Wisconsin; F. N., is a hardware merchant in Howell; James M., is a farmer in Ingham County; Norton M., is living on the old homestead; George W., also on a farm in Ingham County; Mary L., married William Bezan, and died at Howell; Luana A. and Helen M., both died unmarried; William H., is a farmer in the town of, Howell; Lucinda M. became the wife of R. B. Morgan, a portrait painter and inventor, and resides at Ann Arbor. The present Mrs. Monroe was a Mrs. Brininstoole, formerly of Batavia, N. Y.

      Mr. Monroe and both his wives were members of the Baptist Church of Howell. His first wife was one of the few who organized the church, and he is still a zealous worker in that organization.

      In 1871, Mr. Monroe left the farm in charge of his son, Norton M., and purchased a residence in the village of Howell, where he has since resided, enjoying a well-earned competency and the respect of all.

      Source History of Livingston Co., MI 1880
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      (Email from Suzanne Spencer - 16 Sep 2009)
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      Francis had 4 wives and at least 18 children. One references says that his first wife, Luana Hicks, was born 10 Mar 1815. She was the daughter of Gilleon (or Gideon) and Luana Hicks of Bristol, New York. She died of "softening of the brain: stroke".

      His second wife, Mrs. Anna Brininstoole was from Batavia, New York.

      His third wife was Eleanor Alsena (Cromwell) Eldred.

      Francis died at the age of 78 of "congestion of the brain: hypertension".

      Ref: "Lexington, Mass. Munroes", 2nd ed. by R. S. Munroe - 13-87-13
      "History of Livingston County (Michigan)" - 1881
      Clan Munro files - Griffin, Richard
      - Farlow, Donna

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S514] Clan Munro files - Miller, Monroe S., Monroe S. Miller, Membership application for Monroe S. Miller - 13 Jun 2006 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S715] Clan Munro e-files - Spencer, Suzanne, Suzanne Spencer, Email from Suzanne Spencer - 16 Sep 2009 - Descendants of Philip Munroe - compiled by Suzanne Spencer, Jenny Bommarito and Craig Richardson (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S559] Clan Munro files - Antunes, Rebecca E., Rebecca E. Antunes, Membership application for Rebecca E. Antunes - 16 Dec 2006 (Reliability: 3).