Jonathan MUNROE

Jonathan MUNROE

Male 1749 - 1825

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  • Name  Jonathan MUNROE  [1
    Born  16 Aug 1749  Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Mar 1825  Spencer, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I851  Munro
    Last Modified  26 Oct 2013 

    Father  Nathan MUNROE,   b. 11 Sep 1716, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, Carlisle, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mercy BENJAMIN,   b. 8 Aug 1714, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1785, Carlisle, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Nov 1738  Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F387  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ruth PROUTY,   b. 12 Sep 1743, Spencer, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1805, Spencer, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Oct 1769  Spencer, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucy MUNROE,   b. Est 1770, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Jesse MONROE,   b. 10 May 1771, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1857, Jericho, Chittenden Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Jonas MUNROE,   b. 15 Dec 1773, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1849, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. John MUNROE,   b. Abt 1776, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1806
     5. Joseph MUNROE,   b. Est 1778, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Betsey MUNROE,   b. Est 1780, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Nabby MUNROE,   b. Est 1782, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Ruth MUNROE,   b. Est 1784, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F385  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sally COGGSWELL,   b. Abt 1768, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1859, Spencer, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Nov 1805  Paxton, , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Clarissa MUNROE,   b. 1798,   d. 1886
    >2. Jonathan MUNROE,   b. 27 Jun 1806, Spencer, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1886, Spencer, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F386  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jonathan moved to Spencer, Massachusetts about 1768, but he left Spencer and went to Plainfield, Massachusetts before 1780. His second wife, Sally Coggswell was from Paxton.

      At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the District of Plainfield, in the home of Mr. Simon Burroughs, on Monday, 25 Jul 1785 Mr. Munroe was chosen one of the Surveyors of Highways. The next eight meetings were held at the home of Jonathan Munroe, whose house then stood where that of the late Lewis Shaw stood. In 1964, his home was still standing and in fine condition and owned by Mr. Edward Bloom. Jonathan bought numerous pieces of land in Plainfield. The records of these purchases are in the Registry of Deeds at Northampton, Massachusetts.

      Jonathan returned to Spencer with all his eight children except the two oldest. He purchased a farm in North Spencer and lived in a long low house on the east side of the road. His son, Jonathan was born in this house there they lived for many years.

      His daughter, Clarissa, was born to Jonathan and Sally Coggswell before he married her. This child was brought up in his family. She was always known to the family as Aunt Kent and was a very estimable woman.

      Jonathan was a great hunter and he used to go to Kentucky where he hunted with Daniel Boone.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Delehanty, James
      Yard, F. L. Dixon

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S794] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (Florence, Massachusetts: privately published, 1986.), p. 31. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S596] Clan Munro files - Munroe, David Bruce, David Bruce Munroe, Membership application for David Bruce Munroe - 6 Aug 2007 (Reliability: 3).