Linus MUNROE

Linus MUNROE

Male 1801 - 1880

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  • Name  Linus MUNROE 
    Born  25 Dec 1801  Penfield, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Sep 1880  Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Goodrich Cem. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I835  Munro
    Last Modified  17 Dec 2002 

    Father  David MUNROE,   b. 26 Sep 1768, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1837, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna ANDRUS,   b. 23 Oct 1771, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1817, Penfield, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Jan 1794  Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F379  Group Sheet

    Family  Lucy M. HAWLEY,   b. 8 Oct 1813, Massena, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1889, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 May 1833  Williamstown, , New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Jane MONROE,   b. 8 Feb 1834, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1856, Baltimore, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Rev. Lyman Hawley MONROE,   b. 13 May 1836, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. Eleanor Cordelia MONROE,   b. 28 Mar 1838, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Quincy, Branch Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mortimer E. MONROE,   b. 28 Nov 1839, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1864, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Guilford Dudley MONROE,   b. 15 Sep 1842, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1895, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Lucy Louise MONROE,   b. 19 Feb 1845, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1914, Muncie, Delaware Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Martha MONROE,   b. 26 Oct 1846, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1934, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F378  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Linus was a tanner and currier by trade and also operated a boot and shoe store. He had a prosperous business near Rochester, New York, but he had to sell because of failing health. In Aug 1836 he went to the wilds of Michigan with his father and their families. One brother and a sister had preceded them a year before. Linus settled on land which he inherited from his father in Pittsford, Hillsdale County, where he became a farmer and continued to reside until his death. The bulk of his father's homestead remained in Linus' family. Clare Monroe, a great-grandson of Linus, now lives on the homestead at 11131 Union Road, Pittsford, Michigan.

      It has been noted that Linus never talked to his children about his childhood and that he regretted going to Michigan and leaving his good home.

      The Pottawattamie Indians lived in Squawfield about two miles from Linus' home during the last months before the Indians were moved west of the Mississippi. It is said that Chief Baw Beese had a thorne in his foot which was festering and causing him pain. Linus treated it with poltices and won the Chief's lasting gratitude.

      In the Hillsdale County History 1879, it says that one day Mrs. Monroe had killed a six foot snake, and that day Chief Baw Beese came to the house. On seeing the snake he said, "Him bite, no cure." The snake was a Michigan rattle snake.

      Linus' wife was Lucy M. Hawley (or Holley).

      Ref: "Lexington, Mass. Munroes", 2nd ed. by R. S. Munroe - 19-11/9-4

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