Reuben Monroe

1781–1841 (Age 60)
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Monroe was born on 24 June 1781, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathan Benjamin Munroe, was 38 and his mother, Lucy Bartlett, was 33. He married Esther King on 3 April 1808, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 September 1841, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Monroe
Esther King
Marriage: 3 April 1808
Eliza Augusta Monroe
Sarah Waite Munroe
George Monroe
Henry Munroe Jr.
Jane A. Munroe
Charlotte G. Munroe

Spouse & Children

3 April 1808
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


  • Eliza Augusta Monroe


  • Sarah Waite Munroe


  • George Monroe


  • Henry Munroe Jr.


  • Jane A. Munroe


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Scottish: according to tradition, this is a rare example of a Gaelic surname of topographic origin, the first element of which is probably Gaelic mun, a mutated form of bun ‘foot’, or British minit ‘hill’. In Ireland this name has sometimes been used as an equivalent of O’Mellan ( see Mellon ) and Milroy 2.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Reuben in entry for Henry Munroe, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Reuben Monroe in entry for Samuel D. Church and Charlotte G. Monroe, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Reuben Munroe in entry for Jane A. Ryder, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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