George William Monroe, Sr

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George William Monroe, Sr

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Lunenburg, VA, United States
Death: October 14, 1869 (87)
McMinn, TN, United States
Place of Burial: 9 miles from Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert S Monroe, Sr and Rosannah Jannie Monroe
Husband of Elizabeth Margaret Peters and Margaret Elizabeth Monroe
Father of Joseph Marion Monroe; Joseph Marion Monroe; Elizabeth Jane McCollum; Jesse S Monroe; Catherine Dobbs and 8 others
Brother of Elizabeth Atkins; Mary Polly Adkins; John Monroe; Margaret Wyrick; Barbary Kitts and 5 others

Occupation: Minister of Gospel, Farmer
Managed by: James Henry Monroe, Jr
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About George William Monroe, Sr

George W. Monroe was believed to be the son of Robert and Rosannah Puckett Monroe however, the first four children were born before that marriage took place. The family left VA and moved to Grainger County, TN and then George moved on to McMinn County. On January 4, 1804 in Grainger County, TN, George married Elizabeth Peters. Children of this union include Alice Monroe Pearce, Jesse S, Rosannah, Robert, William, Nancy Monroe Wilson, Catherine Monroe Dobbs, Elizabeth Monroe McCollum, Margaret Monroe Hardin, Joseph, George Jr, Marshall, and John.

The land for the Pond Hill Cemetery was donated by George Monroe and later was taken over by the Baptist Church in Athens

George's family was located in McMinn County TN when the Civil War began in 1861. The Monroe's were farmers and slave owners like their neighbors but their sympathies were with the Union cause. Two of his sons and two of his grandsons enlisted and were enrolled in Company "C" 3rd Regiment East TN Calvary volunteers. This occurred on November 1st 1862 in Pulaski, TN. They were mustered in at Huntsville.

At the time of the enlistment, George Sr was too old to fight being almost 80. The Confederates came to his home, hung him to a limb of a tree until he told where his money was, stole and plundered and left the place practically wrecked. Had his sons been home there would have been blood shed. His two sons Joseph and George Jr, were among the casualties on the Union side. They were treated in a field hospital near Murfreesboro TN The grandson Jesse Lafayette Monroe saw both his father George Monroe Jr and his uncle Joseph Monroe buried in trenches with others

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George William Monroe, Sr's Timeline

April 14, 1782
Lunenburg, VA, United States
August 28, 1805
Age 23
Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Age 34
Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Age 35
TN, United States
Age 35
Age 42
Age 47
Tennessee, United States
October 14, 1869
Age 87
McMinn, TN, United States