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ANGUS MONROE b.1750 Orange Co., NY d. 1820 West Milford, NJ

ANGUS MONROE b.1750 Orange Co., NY d. 1820 West Milford, NJ

D.Michael Iradi (View posts)
Posted: 3 Oct 2003 2:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for any info. on the ancestry of Angus Monroe and his wife Margaret (Holmes?) I can be emailed directly at d.m.iradi@wanadoo.fr Thanks! Dominic Michael Iradi (i.e. Michael)

This is what I have to date:
ANGUS MONROE, b.1750 in Orange Co., NY? d.1820 in West Milford, NJ. He m. 25 April 1780 in Warwick (Orange Co.), NY Margaret Holmes (b.1748 in Orange CO., NY d.1845 in West Milford, NJ.)
An “Angles Monrow” (i.e. Angus Monroe) of Franklin in (the then) Bergen Co. is listed in the 1793 NJ Militia Census. I’m assuming that he was in the States during or before the Revolution (being 26 years old at its onset), and therefore fought since he was married only 4 years after the Revolutionary War began in Orange Co., which was a strongly revolutionary/ patriotic region. D.A.R. and Revolutionary War battalion/salary records will have to be checked to verify this. An origin of Orange Co., NY could also suggest an even earlier New England origin for the family.
Angus Monroe is identified as the father of Duncan Monroe thru family tradition; one branch of Duncan’s descendants had orally passed down that “the people buried in the West Milford, NJ Presbyterian Church Cemetery were our ‘Monroe ancestors,’ ” although they had since forgotten exactly how, despite the fact that they would still occasionally ‘visit the graves.’ Geraldine Christopher (b.1930) of the Paterson, NJ branch (closer to West Milford than the other ‘E. Hanover branches’) clearly remembers hearing this from her spinster great-aunts Mabelle Monroe (b.1896 d.1947) and Minnie Monroe (b.1883 d.1956), as well as her own mother. (Incidentally, it is one of those spinster aunts who, while fighting with the other and in a fit, took the Monroe Family Bible into the back yard and burned it.)
A comparison of various dates reveals that Duncan would have been the son of Angus and Margaret Monroe, and the brother of both John Monroe (b.1789 d.1871, who is also buried with his own family in the same cemetery) and Mary Monroe (b. 30 Apr 1782, who is posted Nov 2002 on ancestry.com by Darrow K. Little.)

Re: ANGUS MONROE b.1750 Orange Co., NY d. 1820 West Milford, NJ

Posted: 7 Jul 2008 6:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
New email for D. Michael Iradi: dmiradi@gmail.com

Re: ANGUS MONROE b.1750 Orange Co., NY d. 1820 West Milford, NJ

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 11:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Dominic Michael Iradi,

I am very much interested in all the information regarding the Monroe Family Tree. I have started my own tree with Ancestry.com. I have let my membership lapse, so I don’t have access to it, but you may find it. Monroe Family Tree. My name is Joan (Monroe) Day.

I have gone through most Census records for my information and have made corrections.

I, actually, am in possession of the family Bible. My grandfather (James Monroe 1888-1982?) never mentioned it, and gave me the family Bible. It is missing the back cover.
It might by my grandmother’s family Bible. All the names births and deaths at the time are listed in it, although, my Aunt Mildred Mae Monroe Sykes tore out the page and mailed to my Uncle Bob, (Robert Monroe). She copied it first and then sent it. I have the copy, or at least I wrote everything done first. I’d have to look.

My Father (James Edwin Monroe) and I took a trip to West Milford Presbyterian Church Cemetery and uncovered as many gravestones as we had time for. I photographed them, and wrote down what dates and names I could make out.

I have a few family mementoes. My dad and I went to see he cousin, Geraldine for one evening. Her relative (through research) Helen, (of Duncan) brought albums, and we compared notes. We have not been in contact since. I’m sure I could contact her, though.

is listed in the 1793 NJ Militia Census – How can I get a copy of this?

I would be very interested in collaborating on our Tree.

Where are you located.

I am in Downey, California, USA

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