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Samuel Munrow (1720 - 1777)

Samuel Munrow [uncertain] aka Monroe
Born in Canterbury, Windham, CTmap
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Husband of — married about 1745 [location unknown]
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Died at age 56 in near Kings Ferry, Jersiesmap
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Samuel was born in 1720 [1]. His parents were David Munroe I (1680-1755) and Deborah (Howe) Munrow (1685-1748) [2].

He married Abigail (Read) Monroe (1723-1817) in Connecticut in 1745 [3]. He passed away in 1777 in Hudson County, New Jersey [4].

Transcribed from his bio on Find a Grave:

The Son of: David Munroe & Deborah Howe
Husband of: Abigail Read
Father of: Isaac, Deborah, Leonard, William & Amittai Monroe
"Samuel Monroe served in the French Indian War; Commanded by Captain Jedediah Fay of Ashford Connecticut from April 10 to September 3,1758.
Also in the campaign of 1759 under Captain Slap of Mansfeild Connecticut. In the Revolutionary War he served in the Fourth Company Eighth Regiment of Connectic Volunteers from July 8 to November 30,1175. Then re enlisted May 14,1776 in Captain Oziah Petibone's Company of Colonel Ward's regiment. He Died in service on January 15, 1777. It is in the Archives in the Connecticut State Library.
There is no Cemetery for Samuel He Died by Kings Ferry; During the Revolution."

Form Genealogies of Connecticut Families by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 581-2: birth & death info:

He died while serving with CT troops in the Revolutionary War. He served in the French and Indian War in the company commanded by Capt. Jedediah Fay of Ashford, CT, from 10 Apr to 3 Sep 1758, and in the campaign of 1759 under Capt. Slap of Mansfield, CT. In the Revolutionary War he served in the Fourth Co., Eighth Regiment of CT Volunteers, from 8 Jul to 30 Nov. 1775 and re-enlisted 14 May 1776 for 1 year in Capt. Oziah Pettibone's Company of Col. Ward's regiment. He died in the service, as shown by a certificate filed in the Archives in the CT State Library as follows: "This may certify all whom it may concern that Samil Munrow was in the Continental service the last campaign and in Capt. Oziah Pettibones company in Col. Andrew Wards Regt., was going into the Jersies about three miles over the North River from Kings Ferry, was taken sick and died, the 15th day of January, and there being no officer nor soldiers left with him, nor none of same Regt. within sixty miles of him he died, his gun and cartouch box, blankets and clothes were left viz: [here follows a list of his clothing and accoutrements with appraised value] Windsor, November 29th, 1777. The above clothing we the subscribers were knowing to the sd Munrow having and were left at the above place. Witness our hands George Griswold 1st Lieut".


  1. Godfrey Memorial Library; Middletown, Connecticut; American Genealogical Biographical Index; Volume Number: 119.
  2. Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55; Publication Date: 1994-2002; Volume: 5.
  3. Woburn records of births, deaths, and marriages. Woburn, Mass.: Andrews, Cutler, & Co., 1890-1919. Part X, Marriage intentions in Woburn, Massachusetts, 1699-1890, page 122.
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #115663040

See also:

  • CT Vital Records, Canterbury, Births, Marriages, Deaths 1703-1850, p113: Monroe, Samuel, s. David & Deborah, b. Sept. 9, 1720
  • Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut. (Record of Jun 1764 birth of unnamed daughter of Samuell and Abigail Monroe in Willington, Connecticut.)

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