Josiah Johnson MUNROE

Josiah Johnson MUNROE

Male 1818 - 1890

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  • Name  Josiah Johnson MUNROE  [1
    Born  21 Oct 1818  Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Jun 1890  Prob., Roxbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I8599  Munro
    Last Modified  27 May 2001 

    Father  Jonathan MUNROE,   b. 26 May 1783, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1867, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rhoda JOHNSON,   b. 26 Apr 1793,   d. 19 Jul 1865, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Apr 1812  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3244  Group Sheet

    Family  Adeline DODGE,   b. 29 Mar 1823, Prob., Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  11 Oct 1847 
    Children 
    >1. George Harris MUNROE,   b. 30 Oct 1848, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1943, Longmeadow, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ellen Maria MUNROE,   b. 15 Aug 1850, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1854, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Charles Francis MUNROE,   b. 11 Sep 1853, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Albert Dodge MUNROE,   b. 1 Mar 1860, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F9516  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Josiah lived in Roxbury, Massachusetts and was a house painter. In a Bible that Josiah gave to his son, George, he wrote the following:

      "My Dear Children:

      I want to write a few lines in this Book. Not to add to its contents, but that you can look back years from now and say my father wrote that. My father wrote in the Book to me and has taught me to believe in the Spirit of it, that is my desire, that you may believe in the Spirit of this Book, and live in this world as you wish you had when you go to the next. You have started on a voyage through this world (I have got most through it) and as a ship must have a pilot, so must you have one. You may meet with shipwreck and disaster, yet you will come safe into Port if you believe in the Author of the Bible. I would not give up my Faith in God for all the world contains. He is my all, you may take all else, but He remains and I want no more. On my dear ones, do trust in Him now while you have health and strength to do it. Trust Him as you trusted me when you were young. I could write a volume to you but this must do, and if, I had all the world to leave you, it would be nothing compaired to the desire, that you may trust in God."

      "Your-affct Father
      J.J. Munroe" "Boston Highlands Nov. 4th 1872"

      The front of this bible is inscribed: "George and Emma Oct. 30, 1872"

      Ref: "Lexington, Mass. Munroes", 2nd ed. by R. S. Munroe - 11-10/5-63

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 567 (Reliability: 3).