William Munroe

1785–1839 (Age 53)
Stoddard, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of William

When William Munroe was born on 16 January 1785, in Stoddard, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nathan Benjamin Munroe, was 24 and his mother, Lucy Barrit, was 23. He married Salley Spalding on 5 June 1810, in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1839, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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William Munroe
Salley Spalding
Marriage: 5 June 1810
Willard S. Munro
Mary Monroe
Arvilla Munroe

Spouse & Children

5 June 1810
Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States


  • Willard S. Munro


  • Mary Monroe


  • Arvilla Munroe


Parents & Siblings

  • Nathan Benjamin Munroe


  • Female1761–1845Female



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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 3

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

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

1 Scottish: variant of Monroe .2 In Ireland, Munroe has come to replace the surname Mulroy in some cases.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Munroe in entry for Arvilla Munroe Tenney, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • William Munro in entry for Willard S Munro, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • William Munroe in entry for Mary Prichard, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"

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