Of Cumberland, Moore and Robeson County, NC
The purpose of this site is to share information among those interested in the Monroe families from the upper Cape Fear valley of central North Carolina. The site includes original documents -- wills, estate records, letters, census data -- and compiled genealogical information on five primary families:
John Munro, (ca. 1700-bef. 1784)
and his sons, Patrick, Daniel and Malcolm. John may have been the immigrant ancestor
of all Cape Fear Monroes and these following families descended from his sons.
These families were from the area originally comprising Cumberland County, but now in parts of Moore, Hoke, Harnette, Lee and Robeson counties. As the United States grew, these families and their descendants spread westward. Malcolm, and five of his seven children, relocated to Talladega (now Clay) County, Alabama in 1842. Many descendants live there today. Following the Civil War, other parts of the family moved on to Texas, with many relatives today in west Texas or the Gulf Coast area. From the available records, John Anthony moved his family to Alabama along with Malcolm, living, for a time, in the same community. He later moved on to Louisiana, where much of his family is today.
E-mail Research Group
The Monroe Genealogy Research Group in front of Malcolm Munroe's 1772 house. Group members traveled from Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Virginia for a trip to "Monroe Country" in October, 1998. Pictured are: (l-r seated) Onieda Monroe and Jan Monroe; (second row) Jim Monroe, Florence M. Johnson, Betty M. Bailey, Sybil Bolton, Rick Monroe; (standing) Margaret Bardin, Coy Bolton, Elaine M. Nagle and DeAnn M. Steely.
Please click on the "Other Family Lines" link to check out the other branches of the family I am researching. They include Adcock, Brittain, Carter, Chaires, Covington, Deaton, Morris, Seawell, Thomas, and Ussery, to list a few of my more active branches. I've recently began looking into my wife's ancestors, who are typically more recent, eastern European immigrants. Some of her family lines include Callner, Goldberg, Golden, Miller, Perlstein, Wessel/Weselnitzky, Wetstein, and Yellin.
I welcome your comments, input and suggestions.
In the end, we will
preserve only what we love,