Norton Miller MONROE

Norton Miller MONROE

Male 1840 - 1926

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  • Name  Norton Miller MONROE  [1
    Born  23 Sep 1840  Handy Center, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  3 Mar 1926  Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I8834  Munro
    Last Modified  9 Feb 2010 

    Father  Francis Miller MONROE,   b. 8 Aug 1813, Mendon, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1892, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F308  Group Sheet

    Family  Caroline SIMMONS,   b. 15 Apr 1844,   d. 10 Oct 1901, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Dec 1864  Salem, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Fred Lafayette MONROE,   b. 28 Oct 1865, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1943, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Nellie Amelia MONROE,   b. 17 Oct 1868, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1959, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Lewis Norton MONROE,   b. 2 Jun 1876, Handy Center, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1967, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Harry Alexander MONROE,   b. 28 Mar 1886, Webberville, Ingham Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1978, East Point, Fulton Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F9699  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Norton had a model farm in Livingston County, Michigan. He was not well educated, but he made up the deficiency by broad and general reading. He was an intelligent man and a good conversationalist.

      On 14 Aug 1862, he enlisted in Company E, of the 22nd Michigan Infantry. He fought in many battles, and was wounded in the left arm in the Battle of Chickemanqua. He was discharged on 8 Dec 1868.

      In 1871, Norton's father retired from farming and left his property in charge of Norton and moved into the village of Howell, Michigan.

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      iNORTON M. MONROE. A goodly number of veterans of the late war that were drawn from Ingham County still survive and offer a bright example to the young men who are coming up to-day of the disinterested loyalty that prompted them to throw all into the balance with the chance of war, for at that time there was no assurance, in fact apparently small chance, of any remuneration for services and it was certain that many would sacrifice their lives. Our subject was (609) one of the most valiant of the regiment that went out from his native State, and that was detailed to duty in the Army of the Cumberland.

      The gentleman who now owns the model farm located on section 34, Leroy Township, is a native of Livingston County, this State. He was born September 23,1840, and is a son of Francis and Luana (Hix) Monroe. He is a brother of J. M. Monroe, of whom a sketch appears in another part of this ALBUM. Reared to manhood in his native State during his boyhood life, school duties and farm duties were shared with the balance in favor of the latter, for at that time there was much to be done to put the land in a productive state and labor was not easy to be had. He engaged in farming as soon as he was able and old enough to do the lightest work, and although he is not among the older men of the State he can still recall many pioneer experiences relating to his youthful days.

      The writer doubts whether there is any other nation that has such extensive readers as are the Americans, and although Mr. Monroe's education would not be considered at the present time a liberal one he made up the deficiency in this respect by broad and general reading. He is an intelligent man and a good conversationalist. August 14, 1862, our subject enlisted in Company H, Twenty-second Michigan Infantry. He fought in many of the battles of the late war which are already celebrated in history, and as time passes will stand out more prominently in the history of the nation. He was a participant in the battle of Chickamauga and was there wounded in the left arm by a minie ball, after which he was in the hospital for a short time. He was discharged from active service December 8, 1863, after which he returned to Michigan and has since made his home in this State.

      After returning from the army Mr. Monroe was married December 28, 1864 to Miss Caroline Simmons, a daughter of Ephraim and Nancy Simmons, of New York State. This worthy couple have been the parents of four children, whose names are as follows: Fred L. married Miss Lora L. Hubbard, and resides on the home farm; Nellie A., Lewis N. and Harry A. The daughter is now the wife of G. W. Stowe. The original of our sketch farms eighty acres of as good land as is in Leroy Township. He is a member of the Methodist Protestant Church and morally his character and standing is without reproach. He is of a progressive tendency and seeks to encourage everything that tends to have a refining and elevating influence, both in this family and in general social relations. Politically, our subject is a Republican and the success of his party is as dear to him is though he were personally interested.

      http://www.memoriallibrary.com/MI/LivIngPB/bios607-617.htm#608b/i

      (Email from Suzanne Spencer - 16 Sep 2009)
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      References:

      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes", 2nd ed. by R. S.
      Munroe - 1986 -13-87-13/4

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

  • Sources 
    1. [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).