James Monroe

Male 1758 - 1831  (73 years)


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  • Name James Monroe 
    Born 28 Apr 1758  Monroe's Creek,Westmoreland Co.,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number Monroe-1 
    Died 4 Jul 1831  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hollywood Cem., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2189  Demo Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 

    Father Spence Monroe,   d. 1774 
    Mother Elizabeth (Eliza) Jones 
    Family ID F1043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Kortright,   b. 30 Jun 1768, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1830, Oak Hill, Loudoun Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1786  Trinity E Church, New York City,New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eliza Kortright Monroe,   b. 5 Dec 1787, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1840, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. James Spence Monroe,   b. May 1799,   d. 28 Sep 1800, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     3. Maria Hester Monroe,   b. 1803, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Oak Hill, Loudoun Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F1042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Was elected in 1816 by 183 to 34 electoral votes over Rufus King. Reelected
      in 1820 by 231 to 1 electoral votes over John Quincy Adams, his successor.
      During both terms Daniel D. Tompkins served as vice-president. Was the first
      president to take the oath on a raised portico in front of the Capitol. The
      dissenter in the 1820 election thought only George Washington deserved to be
      unanimously elected. Was the third president to die on the Fourth of July.


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