James Joseph MONROE

James Joseph MONROE

Male Abt 1812 - 1867

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  • Name  James Joseph MONROE  [1, 2, 3
    • Per research on Ancestry.com, James Joseph Monroe was born to Joseph Jones Monroe and Elizabeth Glassock in 1812 in North Carolina. BJS, 8Jan 2017
    Born  Abt 1812  , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Mar 1867  Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2146  Munro
    Last Modified  8 Jan 2017 

    Father  Joseph Jones MONROE,   b. 1764, Monroe's Creek, Westmoreland Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1824, , Franklin Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth GLASSCOCK,   b. Abt 1762,   d. Bef 1819 
    Married  19 Oct 1808 
    Family ID  F1646  Group Sheet

    Father  Joseph Jones MONROE,   b. 1764,   d. 1824 
    Family ID  F1032  Group Sheet

    Family 1  GLASS,   b. Abt 1814,   d. 1864 
    Children 
    >1. Walter Lee MONROE,   b. 22 Oct 1863, Decatur, Newton, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Luling, Caldwell, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F2169  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Blanche Narcissa KELLY,   b. 1823, , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1861, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Est 1842  Decatur, Newton, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Sarah Joanna MONROE,   b. 19 Sep 1843, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1898, Canton, Van Zandt Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Polk MONROE,   b. 6 Apr 1845, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Napoleon Bonaparte MONROE,   b. 11 Sep 1846, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1871, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Juliette Drinkwater MONROE,   b. 1 Jun 1848, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1929, Canton, Van Zandt Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Caroline MONROE,   b. 21 Dec 1849, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1908, Hill Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. William Saffold MONROE,   b. 14 Oct 1851, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Wills Point, Rains Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Joseph Storey MONROE,   b. 21 Oct 1853, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1935, Canton, Van Zandt Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. John Marshall MONROE,   b. 21 Oct 1853, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Barney Archibald MONROE,   b. 1 Nov 1855, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1933, Canton, Van Zandt Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Blanche Narcissa MONROE,   b. 27 Oct 1857, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1915, Canton, Van Zandt Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Robert Beauregard MONROE,   b. 7 Mar 1859, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Huntsville, Walker Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Jefferson Davis MONROE,   b. 21 Dec 1860, Decatur, Newton Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Canton, Van Zandt Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Jul 2015 
    Family ID  F1031  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Elizabeth EVANS,   b. Abt 1814,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  20 Mar 1875 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F2663  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • James' father is said to have been the brother of President James Monroe, but no solid details are known.

      He moved to Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi before 1840, and is found on the census there in 1840, 1850 and 1860. He was a farmer, a lawyer, a State Senator from the district comprising Newton & Jasper counties (1854-1856), and Mayor of Decatur.

      He is reported to have been a slave holder and may have fought in the Civil War.

      The following people were part of his houshold at one time:
      Johanna Rooney, b. North Carolina 1784 d. Decatur, Mississippi 1862
      Benjamin Williams, b. Kentucky 1828
      Charles West, b. Connecticut 1819

      His first wife was Blanche Narcissa Kelly (or Kelley). He married (2) a Mrs. Glass, who already had a son named Tom Glass.

      He fathered 12 children by his first wife, one by his second and none by his third

      References:

      Clan Munro files - Everett, Annie Leora
      Hale, Marshall Vass
      Monroe, Ruby Lucille

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Clan Munro files - Monroe, T. Glenn, T. Glenn Monroe, Descendants of James J. Monroe - p. 1 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S70] Clan Munro files - Bolton, Fran, Fran Bolton, Email from Fran Bolton dated 2 Feb 2001 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S902] Clan Munro e-files - Monroe, Max Eugene, Max Eugene Monroe, E-mail from Max Eugene Monroe - 17 Jun 2014 (Reliability: 3).