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MONROE, Elijah and Nehemiah

MONROE, Elijah and Nehemiah

Shelly Harris (View posts)
Posted: 27 Sep 2003 6:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Monroe, Munroe
Would you mind checking for the following individuals?

From the book, "Genealogy of Josiah Monroe":

"Elijah Monroe resided at Canterbury and may have been related to our ancestor David Munroe. He m. March 1, 1752. Sarah Spaulding and the birth of one child is recorded at Canterbury. _______ Nehemiah b. August 13, 1759. Both Elijah and Nehemiah saw service in the Revolutionary War."

Canterbury is in Windham County, Connecticut. I don't have further information on these two individuals, but I suspect my ancestor Nehemiah MONROE (born about 1785, probably in Windham County, CT) is connected to these individuals. My Nehemiah named a son M. Nehemiah Monroe (b. 1809). We don't know what the M. stands for but suspect it may be a family name.

The surname is sometimes spelled Munroe.

Not much to go on I'm afraid, but I'd be grateful for anything you can find on Elijah or his son Nehemiah.

Re: MONROE, Elijah and Nehemiah

Posted: 27 Sep 2003 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Monroe
Hello:

Neither Elijah or Nehemiah Monroe were found during our search of the DAR Patriot Index. This does not mean they did not serve in some capacity during the Revolutionary War. It simply means no one to date has joined the DAR using his Revolutionary War Service for membership verification.

If you are interested in DAR membership, each chapter has members who will assist you in connecting to your Revolutionary Patriot. If you would like more information about joining DAR, please let me know.

I did find the following information:

MONROE, Elijah
Birth: MA Circa 1760
Service: MA
Rank: DrmMaj
Death: VT p 1790
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) X

He might be a son of Elijah, although he is not in CT.

Since someone has established membership in the NSDAR through him, you may obtain a copy of the DAR application by sending a check for $10.00 payable to Treasurer General NSDAR. Provide the patriot information and if you know the child of the Patriot through whom descent is claimed, provide that also. Mail the check along with the information on the Patriot to: Record Copy Department; Registrar General NSDAR; Administration Building; 1776 D Street NW; Washington, DC 20006-5303. Requests for record copies may take four to six weeks as they are very busy.

Hope this helps and if we can help you again, please feel free to contact us.

Best regards, Jan
DAR Volunteer Information Specialist
This is a free look-up service provided by DAR volunteers at the DAR message board.

Re: MONROE, Elijah and Nehemiah

Posted: 8 Feb 2013 9:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Feb 2013 9:25PM GMT
Surnames: Munroe, Monroe, McFeeley, McFeely, Peglow, Sapp
Nehemiah Monroe/Munroe (b 1785) was also the father of and was living with Ransom Munroe/Monroe (age 39)in 1855. He was living with Ransom's family in "Cameron, Steuben, New York" when Nehemiah was 70 years old in an 1855 New York Census. I did see that Nehemia Monroe and Anna were given as the parent's names for M. Nehemiah Monroe who died on February 4,1884 in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York at the age of 74 (b 1810). That's just as far as I've gone on that side as of this date.
Ransom was the father of my great-great grandmother Sarah D. Munroe. I know Sarah was also born in New York. She later married James McFeeley/McFeely and raised a family of 12 children in Bureau Co. IL(later died in Cook Co.,IL).
Although, James was a sergeant in the Civil War and built houses, he is buried in an unmarked grave in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cook Co., IL. When I first went there in the 1980's and 1990's, Sarah's grave had a marker and she and James were buried next to one of their daughters Anna Sapp. Sarah's marker was no where to be found a few years after that; and the office could tell me nothing, although I had the records from years before (and also newspapers). My gr. grandfather was George McFeeley who married Elizabeth Peglow (1878-1972).

Re: MONROE, Elijah and Nehemiah

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 2:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
In the 9 1/2 years since the original post, a group of us have done significant research on this family and have confirmed many of the same pieces of information that you have mentioned. Since then, we have confirmed that:
- M. Nehemiah Monroe was Miron/Myron Nehemiah Monroe (see 1880 in the home of his son John S. Monroe - in Michigan). His father and mother are indeed named in his death records.
- While no record has been located to name Ransom's mother, the 1855 census does name his father as Nehemiah. Placing Ransom and the younger Nehemiah next door to one another in 1850, and both naming their father as Nehemiah, AND a land purchase in PA by Nehemiah and wife Anna in the period when Ransom was born, would make it likely that Ransom's mother was also Anna.
- Census records would appear to indicate other siblings with all of the female siblings still unidentified, and one probable male sibling.

We have formed a study group on this family that you may find interesting. We have shared documents, photos, Bible records, journals, and more. We have formed discussions on theories and have shared our research. We have also done DNA research that has confirmed that our Monroe's are of the Lexington Munroes, whose descendants were present at the battle of Lexington and Concord. Although we have not yet linked the line from the original ancestor to Nehemiah (1785), we do have some good DNA clues to help sort out the various lineages once more descendants have tested their DNA.

I will contact you privately to give you the details and welcome your participation in the group.
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