Monroe, William J.

Monroe, William J.

Male 1837 - Unknown

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  • Name Monroe, William J.  [1
    Born 1 Oct 1837  Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Unknown 
    Person ID I24038  Sackett
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2017 

    Family Fuller, Mary Jane,   b. 10 Jun 1840, Gilead Township, Branch County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 6 Oct 1860  LaGrange County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Monroe, Helen M.,   b. 5 Aug 1864, LaGrange County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1938, Day, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F8726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1837 - Chautauqua County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1860 - LaGrange County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Monroe, Helen M. - 5 Aug 1864 - LaGrange County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
      Biographical Album of Otoe & Cass Counties Nebraska
      Cass County; p. 1120
      WILLIAM J. MONROE. The livery, feed and sale stable interests of Weeping Water are creditably represented by the subject of this sketch, who operates the largest business of the kind in the central portion of Cass County. His arrival in Nebraska dates from March, 1869, when he came from Omaha to Centre Precinct, this county, and purchased 160 acres of new land, comprising the southwest quarter of section 25. Upon this not a furrow had been turned; neither were there any other signs of improvement. His first business was to put up a dwelling, and then he began breaking the sod, setting out trees, and adding from time to time the other buildings necessary for his comfort and convenience. Upon this farm he lived and labored a period of eleven years, during which time he brought the land to a high state of cultivation, and constructed a homestead which bore the reputation of being one of the most valuable for its age in that section of country.
      In March, 1880, Mr. Monroe sold this farm and purchased another nearer town, in Weeping Water Precinct, upon which he lived four years. In the meantime he proceeded as he had done before, making improvements, and brought this property up to the status of the first. This he traded in 1884 for his present business -- a change which he has had no reason to regret. His livery stock consists of a goodly number of driving horses and several "boarders." He has one very fine English full-bred coach horse, a registered animal, "Buckshales," No. 1438 (Hackney Stud Book), imported from England in July last. He is a magnificent animal, of perfect symmetry, and possessing some of the finest points of his race. Mr. Monroe is a good judge of horseflesh, understands fully the care and keeping of equines, and takes pride in having the best establishment of its kind in this part of the county. It is hardly necessary to state that he enjoys the patronage of its best people.
      Mr. Monroe was born fifty-one years ago, Oct. 1, 1837, in Chautauqua County, N. Y., and when six years old went with his parents to Lagrange County, Ind., where he lived until coming to Nebraska. He was given a practical education, completing his studies in Lagrange Collegiate Institute, after which he occupied himself in farming until embarking in his present enterprise. He is a prominent man in his community, and has held the various local offices, although making no pretenses to be a politician. He keeps himself well posted, however, upon current events, and uniformly votes the Republican ticket. Socially, he belongs to the K. of P.
      While a resident of Indiana Mr. Monroe was united in marriage with Miss Mary J. Fuller, Oct. 6, 1860, the wedding taking place in Lagrange. Mrs. Monroe was born June 10, 1840, in Gilead,


      Mich., and is the daughter of E. W. and Katurah (Sanders) Fuller, the father a native of Genesee County, N. Y., and the mother of Virginia. They settled first in Branch County, Mich., then removed to Lagrange County, Ind., where Mr. Fuller is still living. The wife and mother died many years ago, about 1849. To Mr. and Mrs. Monroe there have been born three children, the eldest of whom, a daughter, Helen M., is the wife of E. A. Sackett, who is engaged in the hardware trade in Weeping Water; they have one child. The younger daughters, Hattie R. and Jessie W., are at home with their parents. They all have been carefully trained and educated, and hold a good position in the social circles of their community.
      James Monroe, the father of our subject, was born in Paulet, Rutland Co., Vt., Jan. 28, 1808, where he spent the days of his boyhood and youth. Upon leaving New England he emigrated to Chautauqua County, N. Y., where he married Miss Harriet Joyce. The young people settled in the wilderness on a tract of timber land, from which the father felled the trees, prepared the soil for cultivation and built up a good homestead. There their two children were born: William J., our subject, and his sister Hattie, who died when a young child.
      James Monroe, about 1844, changed his residence from the Empire State to Lagrange County, Ind., and only lived five years thereafter, his death taking place at the farm, July 14. 1849. He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, an old-line Whig in politics, and a member in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Possessed of great perseverance and industry, he improved two farms, and wherever he lived was regarded as one of those solid and reliable men whose word is as good as their bond.

  • Sources 
    1. [S917] Michigan Death Certificates 1921-1952, ( (Reliability: 3), 1 Apr 2017.
      Name Nellie M Sackett
      Event Type Death
      Event Date 04 Sep 1938
      Event Place Day, Montcalm, Michigan, United States
      Gender Female
      Age 74
      Marital Status Widowed
      Birth Date 05 Aug 1864
      Birthplace Indiana
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1864
      Father's Name Wm Monroe
      Mother's Name Mary Fuller

      "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Nellie M Sackett, 04 Sep 1938; citing Day, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,973,030.

      Researched by Ted Smith

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