I have been working for several years on the Duryea family from whom you also descend (Charity Stoothoff and Paul Duryea). In my pending book, I have followed your line down to your grandfather, at least in part, from the information from you to June & Dorothea McCowan, our mutual friends.
This morning I located your posts here at the GenForums, which added a little more detail to what I had come to understand.
"Alfred H. MONROE/MUNROE, b. abt. 7 Jun 1815, Providence, RI., d. 18 Jan 1883, Jamaica, NY. m. Rachael Ann Leeds REMSEN, 21 Jan 1840 prob. Jamaica, NY. Ch. Permelia C., 1841(?) (m. William HOWARD); Leander Emmert, 1843 (CW vet); Nathaniel, 1845; Charles Henry, 1845 (CW vet); Alice Amanda, 1849 (m. Nathaniel DAVIS); James Allen, 1853,(aka Allyn)(m. Gertrude WRIGHT); Alfred Agustus, 1856 (m. Clara Rogers); George Sammis, 1850 (m. Aletta Ann REMSEN)."
I then went to the 1860 census for Jamaica, Queens, to locate the family group of Alfred and Rachael. The household in that enumeration looks like this [1860 US census Jamaica, Queens County, New York: Microfilm series M653; Roll 845, page 830]:
Alfred H. Monroe, aged 60, Boatman, born in Rhode Island
Rachael A. Monroe, aged 39, born New York
Charles H. Monroe, aged 13, " "
Alice M. Monroe, born aged 10, etc.
James A. Monroe, aged 6, etc.
Alfred A. Monroe, aged 4, etc.
George L.* Monroe, aged 1, etc.
* Though the scripted letters "L" and "S" in the old handwriting often looks the same, or nearly so, in this case it appears clearly to be an "L." So, it looks like the census-taker screwed that one up.
I would be grateful to have from your research the birth and death dates, and the parents of, Rachael Ann Leeds Remsen (I'd like to understand how she is related to Thomas Remsen).
I'd appreciate very much hearing from you at your earliest convenience, with thanks in advance,
Richard A. McCool
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