Today I worked to find more information about Marry Appleton's family.
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 Ancestry.com 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: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&h=16896605&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=6224
Name: T A Monroe
Birth Date: Oct 1859
Home in 1900: Doyle, Marion, Kansas
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
T A Monroe 40
M L Monroe 35
Nellie Monroe 13
Lottie Monroe 11