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Susanna Grayson (Monroe)

Also Known As: "Tyler", "Linton"
Birthplace: Westmoreland,,Virginia,USA
Death: Died in Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Andrew Monroe, II and Eleanor Spence
Wife of Charles Tyler; William Linton and Capt. Benjamin Grayson
Mother of Charles Tyler, Jr.; Sarah Jackson; John Tyler; Jane Lovell (Tyler); Ann Nesbitt and 6 others
Sister of Elizabeth Arrington; <private> Munroe (Monroe) and William Monroe

Managed by: Ben M. Angel, still catching up
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About Susanna Grayson

From Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1995 LINTON & BIRD CHRONICLES, Volume V, Issue 2, Summer © 2010, ISSN 1941-3521

Susanna was the daughter of Andrew MONROE (1664-1708) and Eleanor SPENCE (1664-1708) of Monrovia Plantation, on Monroes Creek and old Linton Bay in old Northumberland County (now Westmoreland County), Virginia. Widow Susanna MONROE Tyler’s first husband, Charles TYLER (1695-1724) died at age twenty-nine, leaving Susanna his Stafford tobacco plantation (in present day, Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia) and five small children.

According to the Hamilton Parish Episcopalian Church records, of Westmoreland County, Virginia, William Linton and Susanna Tyler were married in 1728. William’s household family at this time included his mother and his guardian sister, two year old, Letice LINTON. Susanna’s household family at this time included her five Tyler children. William and Susanna had three children together.

After William's LINTON death in late 1733, widow Susanna MONROE Tyler Linton married Captain Benjamin GRAYSON (1684-1758) in 1734. Benjamin, is first recorded in the Westmoreland County records in 1715. In 1731 Benjamin made a large land speculation grant on Limestone Creek near Kitchen Mountain in the Catoctin Mountain Range (present day Loudoun County, Virginia). On November 4, 1731, Benjamin was appointed a Commissioners of Peace of the newly formed Prince William County, which included his Limestone Creek land grant.

Charles Tyler and Susanna Monroe had five children together:

  • Charles TYLER (1716-1767),
  • Jane TYLER (1718-1761),
  • Monroe TYLER (1718-?),
  • Sallie TYLER (1720-1781) and
  • John TYLER (1724-1792). 5

William Linton and Susanna MONROE Tyler had three children together:

  • Ann LINTON (1728-?) She married Doctor NESBETT,
  • John LINTON (1730-1775) he married Elizabeth ELLICOT(1732-?)
  • William LINTON Jr., (1732-1770) he married Mary. 7

Benjamin GRAYSON and Susanna MONROE Tyler Linton had four children together:

  • Benjamin GRAYSON Jr. (1735-1768) he married Elizabeth OSBORNE (1736-?),
  • Episcopalian Reverend Spence GRAYSON (1740-1798) he married Mary Elizabeth WAGENER (1740-?),
  • Colonel William GRAYSON (1742-1789) he married Eleanor SMALLWOOD (1743-?) and
  • Elizabeth "Susanna" Monroe GRAYSON (1743-1780) she married John ORR (1726-?).

Susannah (or Susanna or Susan) Monroe was married three times and had issue by (2) Charles Tyler, and (3) Captain (or Colonel) Benjamin Grayson. The Holt reference says she was the aunt of President James Monroe, but she was probably his first cousin twice removed.

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Susanna Grayson's Timeline

June 1, 1705
Age 10
Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Age 22
Westmoreland Co., VA
Age 23
Stafford County, Province of Virginia
Age 29
Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Age 33
Stafford County, Province of Virginia
Age 35
Age 37