Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Munroes in Reading, Massachusetts

These tombstones were photographed at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Reading, Massachusetts

to the memory of
wife of
who died april the 17th
1837.  Aged 49 yrs
[epitaph illegible]

In memory of
son of Mr. Andrew &
Mrs. Mary Munro,
who died
June 9, 1821
AET 1 yr, 1 mos. & 26 ds.
I take these little lambs said he,
And lay them on my breast
Protection they shall find in me
In me be ever blest.
[last lines illegible]

Andrew Munroe, son of Andrew Munroe and Ruth Simonds, born 1 April 1789 in New Grafton, New Hampshire, died 27 October 1868 in Andover, Massachusetts; married first on 25 October 1809 to Mary Beers, daughter of William Beers and Mary Nichols.  She was born 20 September 1788 in Reading, Massachusetts, died 17 April 1837.  He married second to Betsey Osborn Hayward, daughter of Nehemiah Hayward and Sally Lemon, on 2 November 1837 in Reading, Massachusetts.

Children with Mary Beers:
1.  Jesse Beers Munroe, b. February 1814, died 9 November 1844, m. Ann Fosgate Gowing
2.  Edmund Munroe, born about 1820, died 21 February 1847 
3. Isaac Munroe, born about 1821, died 10 June 1821
4. Isaac Munroe, born about 1822, m. Mary W. Noble
5. Andrew Munroe
6. Mary Munroe
7. Martha J. Munroe, born about 1824, died 16 Oct 1866, m. Thomas T. Greenwood
8. Louisa Munroe

Child with Betsey O. Hayward
9.  Josephine S. Munroe, born about 1841, died 18 January 1847

You can read more about Martha J. Munroe and Thomas T. Greenwood in last week's Tombstone Tuesday blog post.  Andrew Munroe is my 3rd great grand uncle, brother to Luther Simonds Munroe, my 3rd great grandfather.  Please click at this link:

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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