David MUNROE

David MUNROE

Male 1768 - 1837

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  • Name  David MUNROE  [1, 2
    Born  26 Sep 1768  Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Jul 1837  Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I837  Munro
    Last Modified  10 Mar 2010 

    Father  Josiah MUNROE,   b. 11 Sep 1728, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1778, Valley Forge, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah HYDE,   b. 12 Sep 1732, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1794, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Apr 1752  Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F380  Group Sheet

    Family  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 
    Children 
    >1. Lester MUNROE,   b. 16 Apr 1795, Cooperstown, Otsego Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1890, Kalamo, Eaton Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Philenda MUNROE,   b. 2 Dec 1797, Cooperstown, Otsego Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1865, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Lyman MUNROE,   b. 1799, Cooperstown, Otsego Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Gaines, Orleans Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Linus MUNROE,   b. 25 Dec 1801, Penfield, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1880, Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Mary MUNROE,   b. 24 Jun 1806, Penfield, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1852
    >6. Sarah MUNROE,   b. 23 Mar 1813, Penfield, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1903, Newberg, Cass, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  10 Mar 2010 
    Family ID  F379  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • David migrated to Pawlet, Vermont a few years after his brother, Josiah and sister, Lydia. Soon after his marriage, he settled at Cooperstown, New York. In about 1800 he moved to Penfield, New York. In 1836 he sold his farm and with his children went to Pittsford, Michigan. there he established a new homestead in Pittsford Township Sec. 28.

      David was a large man and his strength was said to have been equal to that of any two of his neighbors. For many years he served as a deacon in the Baptist Church in Penfield. His granddaughter described him as "a noble man of Scot Descent, of generous impulse, and strong religious convictions."

      David and his children overwintered the first year in a temporary shelter built into the side of a hill. The following year a cabin was built. A lilac bush stood by the front door and a snowball bush at the northwest corner of the home. David died that year.

      His will bequeathed to his son, Lester, "the farm on which he now lives" designated as the west half of the N.E. quarter of Section 32 in Pittsford Township. To Linus he bequeathed the west half of the N.W. quarter of Section 28, Pittsford Township. To Philenda he gave all the household furniture and the lot of land 50A adjoining on the east.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S649] Clan Munro files - Brown, Julia A., Julia A. Brown, Membership application for Julia A. Brown - 10 May 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 30 (Reliability: 3).