Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mary Appleton Monroe Stewart, Mother of Otis Elmer Monroe

Today I worked to find more information about Marry Appleton's family.

Background Information

Mary first married Jacob Monroe. They married in 1858 in Indiana. They had three children, Thomas A. Monroe, born about 1859; Otis Elmer Monroe, about born 1864; John Alva Monroe born about 1868.

In 1862, Jacob joined the Union army in the 70th Indiana Military Infantry; Company K, as a private.
A family tree on says he died in March 1872.

This makes sense because Mary married a second time in 1873. She married James H. Stewart. In the 1880 census, it shows Mary, James, and two of the boys living in Kansas. In 1882, Mary applied for a pension as the widow of Civil War soldier, James Monroe. At the time, she was living in Cherryvale, Kansas.


I have never been able to find any more information about Mary, James, or her children.

Research on March 29, 2014;  Possible Match for Thomas A. Monroe

 A family tree on Ancestry says that his name is Thomas Allen Monroe. And, it says that he was born in October 1859. Moreover, suggested records by Ancestry for this accompany this record link to the 1870 census for Thomas A. Monroe.

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1900 Census Record:

Name: T A Monroe
Age: 40
Birth Date: Oct 1859
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Doyle, Marion, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: M L Monroe
Marriage Year: 1885
Years Married: 15
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Household Members:
Name Age
T A Monroe 40
M L Monroe 35
Nellie Monroe 13
Lottie Monroe 11