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  • ID: I18700
  • Name: James MONROE
  • RELA: 13th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 APR 1758 in Westmoreland Co., VA
  • Event: Military service BET 1775 AND 1780 Major, Continental Army
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Virginia BET 9 NOV 1790 AND 29 MAR 1794
  • Event: Appointed BET 28 MAY 1794 AND 9 SEP 1796 U.S. Ambassador to France
  • Event: Elected Governor of Virginia BET 19 DEC 1799 AND 1 DEC 1802
  • Event: Appointed BET 28 MAY 1803 AND 26 FEB 1808 U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • Event: Elected Governor of Virginia BET 16 JAN 1811 AND 2 APR 1811
  • Event: Appointed BET 2 APR 1811 AND 4 MAR 1817 United States Secretary of State
  • Event: Appointed BET 27 SEP 1814 AND 2 MAR 1815 United States Secretary of War
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1817 AND 4 MAR 1825 5th President of the United States
  • Death: 4 JUL 1831 in New York, NY
  • Burial: Reburied in Richmond Va in 1858
  • Event: Pic President James Monroe
  • Event: Sound
  • Title: President
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  • Note:
    MONROE, James, (nephew of Joseph Jones and uncle of James Monroe [1799- 1870]), a Delegate and a Senator from Virginia and 5th President of the United States; born in Westmoreland County, Va., April 28, 1758; pursued classical studies; attended William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., in 1776 and left to enter the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War; appointed a lieutenant in the Third Virginia Regiment, participated in numerous engagements, and was severely wounded in the Battle of Trenton; rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel; member, State assembly 1782; Member of the Continental Congress 1783-1786; resumed the study of law; admitted to the bar and engaged in practice in Fredericksburg, Va.; member, State assembly 1786; delegate to the State convention to consider the Federal Constitution in 1788; unsuccessful candidate for election to the First Congress; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Grayson; reelected in 1791 and served from November 9, 1790, until his resignation May 27, 1794; appointed by President George Washington as Minister Plenipotentiary to France 1794-1796; Governor of Virginia 1799-1802; appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as Minister Plenipotentiary to France in 1803, and Minister Plenipotentiary to England 1803-1807, and during this period headed a diplomatic mission to Spain; returned home in 1808; member, State assembly 1810-1811; Governor of Virginia 1811; appointed Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President James Madison and served from 1811 to 1817; also served as Secretary of War 1814- 1815; elected in 1816 and reelected in 1820 as President of the United States and served from March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1825; retired to his farm in Loudoun County, Va.; member and president of the Virginia constitutional convention of 1829; moved to New York City in 1831, and died there July 4, 1831; interment in Marble Cemetery on Second Street, New York City; reinterred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va., July 4, 1858.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Spence MONROE b: BET 1715 AND 1724 in Westmoreland Co., VA
    Mother: Elizabeth JONES b: ABT 1729 in King George Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth KORTRIGHT b: 30 JUN 1768 in New York, NY
    • Married: 16 FEB 1786 in New York, NY
    1. Has Children Eliza Kortright MONROE b: 5 DEC 1786 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA
    2. Has No Children James Spence MONROE b: MAY 1799
    3. Has Children Maria Hester MONROE b: 1803 in Paris, Seine, France
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