Joshua MONROE

Joshua MONROE

Male Abt 1788 - 1835

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  • Name  Joshua MONROE  [1
    Born  Abt 1788  Montville, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Jan 1835  Mount Vernon, Posey Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This death place has not been verified. It is just someone's educated guess.
    Buried  , Posey Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Old North Cemetery
    Person ID  I711  Munro
    Last Modified  23 Nov 2009 

    Father  Joshua MONROE,   b. Abt 1763, New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1841, Barton, Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah MAPLES,   b. 19 Dec 1757, North Parish, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1849, Barton, Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Jul 1787  Montville, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F12792  Group Sheet

    Family  Julia Almira FAIRCHILD,   b. Abt 1794, , Otsego Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1829, Mount Vernon, Posey Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1815  , Otsego Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This place of marriage has not been verified. It is just someone's educated guess.
    Children 
    >1. Oliver MONROE,   b. Abt 1816, , Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1893, , Jefferson Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Edwin MONROE,   b. 30 May 1817, , Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1897, Farmersville, Posey Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Gnu MONROE,   b. 1810-1820, Prob., Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Prob., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Jerusha Almira MONROE,   b. Abt 1818-1822, , Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1888, West Franklin, Posey Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Charles MONROE,   b. Abt 1823, Staser, Vanderberg Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1873, Haubstadt, Gibson Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Catherine Louisa MONROE,   b. Abt 1824, Prob., Posey Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >7. James M. MONROE,   b. Sep 1825, Prob., Vanderberg Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >8. William H. MONROE,   b. Abt 1828, Prob., Posey Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  23 Nov 2009 
    Family ID  F326  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Some references say Joshua was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, other evidence points to Scotland as his birthplace in 1780-90. In an 1880 census of Posey County, Indiana, Joshua's son, Edwin indicates that his father was born in Virginia. This is thought to be incorrect.

      He was in America in the early 1800's living for a time in Cayuga County, New York, where his first two children were born. Other references say they may have lived for short periods in Nova Scotia, Canada and in Virginia. Sometime between 1816 and 1823, Joshua, his wife, Julia, and their three young children made the long migration from New York to Indiana. The likely migration route was by wagon to the vicinity of Pittsburgh, thence by Ohio River flat boat until reaching the thriving port of Evansville or the smaller one at Mount Vernon in the newly opened lands of southwestern Indiana. The presence of a number of contemporaneous Fairchild families in Posey and Vanderburgh Counties would indicate that Joshua and family were part of a multi-family trek.

      Family legend says that Amelia was killed by Indians in 1828 close to the Ohio River in the vicinity of Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana. Also killed was Mrs. McFadden, wife of Andrew "Tweedle Dum" McFadden. They were the parents of Miranda Jane McFadden, the future wife of Amelia's son, Edwin. Miranda was with the two women when they were killed, and she was half scalped by the Indians. She bore the scars of her injury for the rest of her life. Amelia does not appear on the 1830 census of Posey County, Indiana, with the rest of the family, so she was probably dead by then. Several references say that Joshua was also killed by Indians at the same time, or died shortly after, but Joshua is on the 1830 census. He died shortly before Jan 1835.

      Joshua's wife was named Amelia (or Alma) Julia (or Jane) Fairchild. One reference says there were at least three children born in Cayuga County, New York and the rest were born in Indiana. The children's names come from several different sources that do not agree among themselves, so there may be errors here.

      In an area where land was cheap and the principal occupation was farming, there was no record of Joshua owning land. His 1835 estate settlement showed he died insolvent. It is probable that he was poor when he went to America and remained in that condition which could account for the lack of records about him.

      There are hints that Joshua was the son of Thaddeus Monroe [7326].

      Ref: "Small Worlds" by Kendyl K. Monroe - p. 2, 9
      Clan Munro files - Monroe, Jerold Jacob
      Monroe, Kendyl K.
      Caddick, George Lewis - letter 28 Aug 1995
      Moye, Catherine Ann

      A good deal of information about Joshua appears in ref 2. At least one reference says Joshua died in 1823. Ref 2 says he died "of sickness" in Jan 1835.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro Files - Monroe, Kendyl K. - "Report 1 Prepared for Mr. Kendyl K.
      Monroe on Charles Monroe of Posey, Vandeburgh, & Gibson Co, Indiana" by
      Clifford C. Neilson - 1996

      (2) "Charles Monroe (1823-1873) of Posey, Vanderburgh & Gibson County, Indiana
      - His Ancestors and Descendants" by Kendyl K. Monroe - (1997) - p. 17-24

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Family group record for Joshua Monroe and Sarah Maples - undated (Reliability: 3).