Alexander MUNRO

Alexander MUNRO

Male 1814 - 1887

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  • Name  Alexander MUNRO 
    Born  5 May 1814  Rogers Hill, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Oct 1887  Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Bethel Cem., Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I63  Munro
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2002 

    Father  Andrew MUNRO,   b. Abt 1776, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1851 
    Mother  Margaret MURRAY,   b. 1781, Rogart, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1884 
    Married  Abt 1812  Sutherlandshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9931  Group Sheet

    Family  Wilhelmina MURRY,   b. 9 Sep 1819, Rogers Hill, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1900, Lexington, Dawson Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1839  Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret MUNRO,   b. 7 Dec 1840, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Of, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John A. MUNRO,   b. 10 Dec 1842, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, Of, Nebraska, Of, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Andrew MUNRO,   b. 7 Dec 1844, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Of, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anna MUNRO,   b. Abt 1850, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Of, Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James W. MUNRO,   b. 7 Feb 1850, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Isabelle MUNRO,   b. 17 Mar 1851, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1938, Langley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Adam S. MUNROE,   b. 8 Feb 1861, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1936, Savannah, Andrew Co., Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Daniel MUNRO,   b. 1865, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1874
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • On the wooded and hilly land west of Rogers Hill (later renamed Scotsburn), Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Alexander was born in the small frame house that had been built by his father, Andrew. He inherited this same land and house from his father. Alexander added a portion onto the north of the home that doubled it in size. Here was where he lived, played, brought his wife, Wilhelmina Murry to reside, and where they raised their children. The land was by the old road that ran over the hills from the Manse at Bethel Church and came out on the new road by the garage at Forman McCaras. Later the original home was torn down and another one built on the same foundation.

      Family lore declares that when Alexander and Welhelmina wanted to be married that there was an altercation over which family would serve the "grog" at the wedding. The Murray's kept Wilhelmina hidden from her suitor until the "grog incident" could be resolved. Supposedly they had her sleeping in their bedroom in a trundle bed so they could keep a watchful eye upon her. As the story is told, Alexander had a friend go to the Murray home and help her depart without the parents knowledge.

      Alexander and Wilhelmina were married in 1836 in Scotsburn. Wilhelmina Murray was probably in some way related to Margaret Murray, Alexander's mother. They had thirteen children, all born in Scotsburn. Six of them moved to Nebraska and Colorado. Five of the children are not accounted for.

      The eight day Geddes clock that had been purchased by Andrew and willed to his wife, Margaret, was in the family home when Alexander died on 9 Oct 1887. According to a family story, Lillie Smart Hancock was scrubbing the floor in the family when a member of the family came down the stairs to tell her that "Old Alexander has died". At that moment, the Geddes clock stopped.

      Ref (2) says Alexander was born in 1815, but a photo of his tombstone in ref (1) says 5 May 1814.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Mueller, Joan Lee - "Alexander Munro 1814-1887"

      (2) Clan Munro files - Munroe, Roderic John - Ancestry of Roderic John Munroe
      - undated

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