Joshua MONROE

Joshua MONROE

Male Abt 1763 - 1841

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  • Name  Joshua MONROE  [1
    Born  Abt 1763  New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This birth place is just someone's educated guess.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Aug 1841  Barton, Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joshua died at his home close to the village of Talmadge Hill, Town of Barton, Tioga County, New York.
    Buried  Waverly, Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Waverly Cemetery
    Person ID  I37370  Munro
    Last Modified  23 Nov 2009 

    Father  John MONROE,   b. 11 Feb 1726, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1773, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth HOWARD,   b. Abt 1727 
    Married  4 Dec 1748  New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F12791  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah MAPLES,   b. 19 Dec 1757, North Parish, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1849, Barton, Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Jul 1787  Montville, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Joshua MONROE,   b. Abt 1788, Montville, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1835, Mount Vernon, Posey Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. David MONROE,   b. Abt 1788, , New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Seneca Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Belinda MONROE,   b. Abt 1797, New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1854, Knight Twp., Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Pardon MONROE,   b. Abt 1799, New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1849, Barton, Tioga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John MONROE,   b. 3 Mar 1801, Montville, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F12792  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      The following is from the Roeser reference:

      «i»Joshua Monroe entered the service of the United States in New London, CT on 1 Jan 1780. He enlisted to serve in the navel service on board the Continental Frigate Trumball carrying 24- 12 Pounders and 8-6 Pounders, commanded by Captain James Nickerson, John Mailering, 1st Lieutenant, Jacob White, 2d Lieutenant, Daniel Star, 3d Lieutenant, David Bill, 4th Lieutenant, Gilbert Solderstill Captain of Marines, Samuel Hand, sailing master, Alexander Piggins, Adam Preroder, Jasper Giffing, 1st mates with a crew of 162.

      On the first day of May 1780, the Trumball sailed from New London on a blockading voyage against the British. They sailed south and east of the Bahama Islands. On the first day of June, and at a latitude of about 30 degrees, southeast of the Bahamas we fell in with the Birtish ship Watt of Liverpool carrying 36 guns. The engagement lasted 4 hours and 30 minutes, 42 men of the Trumball were killed or wounded. Joshua Sisis and David Bill were killed and Brad Lesset, David Star and Alexander Aocament were wounded. The Watt withdrew and the Trumball being very much injured was unable to give her chase.

      The next morning we started back for Boston, the ports of Philadelphia and New York being in British hands. We arrived in Boston the latter part of June. When the frigate was repaired and loaded with artillery stored for the army, we sailed in September from Boston for Philadelphia where we deposited our load. The Trumball then went on sailing in the company of Continental Frigate Delim off the east coast of the states, guarding the coastline until the last of December 1780 when she returned to Philadelphia where Joshua left the frigate on the 1st of january 1781 and went on board the ship Morning Star sailing to New London where he completed his one year enlistment.

      He lived in New London for sixteen years. (Extract from pension application). June 25 1773 Joshua's Grandfather John was appointed guardian in the New London Probate Court. Joshua and Sarah left New London about 1799 and settled in Otsego County NY. Going with them were Susannah Maples Ranson and her husband and David Maples and his wife Lois.

      Joshua sold Property of his wife in Montville CT, 17 March 1800. Joshua was listed as head of household in the 1800 Otsego County Federal census. 15 Oct 1800 Joshua purchased property from William Cooper. On 8 September 1812 Joshua sold the same parcel to Robert Bourne for $1800. The same day Joshua purchased a 600 acre parcel in Tioga County New York from Robert Bourn, for $2400, Witnesses: George Bourn, George Bourne Jr., and Joshua Monroe Jr. On 2 Jun 1814 Joshua sold 120 acres of this land to his son David. Witnesses: David Fairchild, Sinson Fairchild. On 17 May 1816 Joshua sold 100 acres of this land to his son Joshua. Witnesses: David Monroe and his wife Polly Monroe.

      Joshua made a will in Tioga County NY, 19 March 1841 which was probated 6 March 1848. In the probate file his heirs were identified as Belinda Gillet, wife of Archippus Gillet of Evansville, IN; David Monroe of Seneca County NY; Pardon Monroe of Barton, and the seven children of the deceased Joshua Monroe, son of the testator. The names of Oliver Monroe and Edwin Monroe were the only ones known to the court; they lived in Vanderburgh County IN.«/i»
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      References:

      (1) "Charles Monroe (1823-1873) of Posey, Vanderburgh & Gibson County, Indiana
      - His Ancestors and Descendants" by Kendyl K. Monroe - (1997) - p. 11-17

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Family group record for Joshua Monroe and Sarah Maples - undated (Reliability: 3).