Janet's Genealogy

Moncus Family

Munkres is all so spelled Moncus in VA, Muncus(NC), Monkers, Munkers,Monkerss. I was told there at least 7,000 ways this name spelled.

Another Munkers web page is list at the bottom hosted by my cousin Kim Brown

Evleyn Petty book was done on Moncus family that when to Missouri.

This page will be Moncus family. They kept the spelling of our name as Moncus.

William Muncus b before 1700, d bet 1782-1787 Unknown wife.

William Moncus born 1720 died aft 1798

Redmond Moncus born 1722 died 1784 during the Rev. War

William Moncus born 1700 died aft 1782 is father of what will call William of the will

William Moncus was born Abt 1720 Death: May 1806 in Surry North Carolina

In 1741 Benjamin Clement, of Amelia, patented land on Sycamore Creek of Staunton River, where a few years later he made his home.(William Muncus (Pittsylvania Co.) listed as the land buyer from Halifax County.)

The names of William Blevin, Richard Echols and William Muncus, three first settlers, appear on the surveyor's record at this time; also Mary, Henry and Ephriam Sizemore, one of whose patents was on Peter Mitchell's Creek, beginning at "the Roads"; and another included the place on which Ephraim lived.


He was listed int the tithtables of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA in 1767.

Surry County, North Carolina Deeds Books D, E and F 1779-1797

page 62

" Page 128. 18 My 1789, North Carolina Grant William Munkes 100 acres Beaver Dam Creek, waters Fishers River."

This deed was done 7 years before died. The date on his will is 1796 but that last date was 1806. Do you think the reason that it took so long there was two states??

Do you know that there could have been this many acres that Old William own? Date 1764 owned 247 acres Date 1770 owned 487 acres Date 1789 owned 100 acres Total of 834 acres. That is why William called a plantation in his will.

I answered my own question. The yes 100 acres is not a plantation but 834 is. So he own land both sides of the State line. We need to look in the records of his probated records in VA too.

1790 Surry North Carolina Census

William Murkur

2 =Free white males over 16= William and James

4= Free white males under 16= Benjamin, Elijah, Henry , Peter.

5= Free white females. Mother Elizabeth, Nancy, Mary and Lucy. One unknown female.

He died after 22 Feb 1798 in Surry Co, NC. Probably in 1809 when his will was probated. Here is a copy of his Will.


In the name of God amen: William Muncus of the County of Surry being very sick and weak in or in perfect health of body but or and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and order this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it as pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First I give and bequeath to my two youngest sons Elijah Muncus and Henry Muncus my lands; Elijah I give fifty on the east and more or less beginning at Philip Pritcherd corner tree and running to a steep point to the south side of the creek which I live on: I also give to my two youngest sons Elijah and Henry the hundred acre entry adjoining my old tract.

Also I give to my son James Muncus a young bay horse

Also I give to my son Benjamin Muncus a black horse.

and each of my three dauaghters a bed apiece (Nancy, Mary, Lucy) and my son Peter Muncus is to have a horse creature out of my estate.

And John Muncus one dollar and Will Muncus one dollar and Elizabeth Adams one dollar

and also my three youngest sons must have a horse creature as they grow up. And the remainder of the property I leave to my wife during her widowhood and if she never marries during her life she has it. James when he comes of age has the management of the plantation as he stays with them and takes care of them and all the boys the same. When he leaves them Peter takes place and when Peter leaves then Benjamin takes place and so on till they all come of age.

And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all and every other former testament, wills, legacies, bequests and executors by me in any wise before named, willed and bequeathed ratified and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by William Muncus

Declared by the said William Muncus as his last will and testament in the presents of us who in his presents and in the presents of each other have hereto subscribed our names, James Carty, James Smith, Hezekiah Smith. Executors Elizabeth Muncus and James Muncus.

State of North Carolina Surry County, May session A.D. 1806, James Smith (one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of William Muncus ) make oath that he saw the said William Muncus, sign, publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament , that he was of sound mind and memory and at the same time they saw John Carty and Hezekiah Smith sign the same as witnesses to the same which was ordered to be recorded.

A.J. Williams, Clerk

Source: Will of William Muncus

Written 22 February 1796

Proved May 1806

Surry Co., NC Book 3, Page 73

Now the William, John and Elizabeth mention in the will with one dollar. Was the cousin of William of the will. They are the children of Redmond Moncus.

William and Elizabeth children

1 James Moncus b: Abt 1770 in , , Virginia

2 Mary "Polly" Moncus b: 1772 in Virginia

3 Peter Moncus b: Abt 1773 in , , North Carolina

4 Lucy Moncus nothing more is known

5 Benjamin Moncus b: Abt 1780 in , , North Carolina

6 Henry Moncus b: Abt 1782 in , , North Carolina

7 Elijah Moncus b: Abt 1790 in Surry North Carolina

8 Nancy Moncus b: Abt 1795 in , , North Carolina nothing more is known

9 Unknown Moncus b: Aft 1796 in , , Virginia nothing more is known

Next Gen:

1 James Moncus b: Abt 1770 in , , Virginia married Nellie Smith

Notes for James

1799 Surry Co., NC Tax list Capt. Taliaferro's District William Monkurs 100 acres no poll (this is old William) James Monius 100 acres 1 poll (note, James property adjoining William's property)

1810 Census Surry Co., NC Census James Munkurs 1 male under 10 yrs of age 1 male over 26 under 45 years of age 2 females under 10 years of age 1 female over 26 under 45 years of age

1812 Surry Co., NC Tax List Capt. Underwood's District James Munkers 100 acres 1 poll

1820 census Surry NC James Munkers 1 male under 10 1 male 10-16 1 male 16-26 1 female under10 1 female 10-16 1 female 16-26

In the 1830 Census James Munkurs Male 26-45 Male under 10 2 females under 10 Female 26-45

1840 census Surry Co NC James Munchers 1 male 10-15 1 male 60-70 1 female 60-70


Most of the Munchus family material involves James Munchus (also spelled Munkus, Munker, Muncus, Munkess) and dates from the 1810s through the 1840s; there is no Munchus family material after 1850.

There are also a few items relating to James's wife Elizabeth

The collection contains a few family letters, most of which were from Munchus or Galyean family relatives, who were either travelling on business or settled in Alabama or Georgia. There are two letters, 1855 and 1860, from J. K. Munchus in Alabama to James Munchus in which James was urged to move west and to remember the importance of educating his children. The 1860 letter also mentions humorist and local color writer Hardin E. Taliaferro, who left Surry County for Tennessee and Alabama in the late 1850s. Also in the 1860s, there is an unsigned note that laments the writer's having lost his slaves and investments during the Civil War. An undated letter, probably from the 1870s, is from a homesick Mary Teague in Winston, N.C., to Galyean, complaining about her loneliness in town, but saying that her companions, who seem also to be from Surry County, were unalterably opposed to returning home.

1850 census James is living with son Joseph K

James Munchas Russell, AL abt 1770 North Carolina

Joseph K Munchas Russell, AL abt 1815 North Carolina

Ann Munchas Russell, AL abt 1818 Georgia

James A Munchas Russell, AL abt 1828 North Carolina

Virginia Munchas Russell, AL abt 1837 Georgia

James L Munchas Russell, AL abt 1839 Alabama

Caroline Munchas Russell, AL abt 1841 Alabama

James W Munchas Russell, AL abt 1846 Alabama

Susan Munchas Russell, AL abt 1847 Alabama

Jesse Munchas Russell, AL abt 1848 Alabama

2 Mary "Polly" Moncus Birth: 1772 in Virginia married James Duke Children Richard Duke andJohn Duke

3 Peter Moncus Birth: Abt 1773 in , , North Carolina Death: Aft 1871 in Chattahoochee, Georgia married Nancy Senter Married: 13 Feb 1818 in Surry North Carolina

Note: On 13 Feb 1818 in Surry County, North Carolina Peter Mancus married Nancy Senter. Nancy Senter Peter Mancus Date: 13 Feb 1818 Surry #: 01 151 William Cunning #: 000146124 Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Marriage 2 Sarah Clark b: Abt 1845 in , , Georgia

Peter Muncus was m: in 1818 Surry Co, NC to Nancy Senter 1820 Census Surry NC 1 male under 10 1 male 16-26 1 female 10-16 1 female 16-26

1830 Census Muscogee Co. GA 1 male 10-15 1 male 40-50 2 females under 5 3 females 5-10 1 female 20-30

In Muscogee Co. GA there is William Munkas found in 1840 Census one male 15-20, female age under 5 and 2 females 15-20. Could be a sister?

Marriages in Muscogee Co. Ga

Martha Jane Monkus m'd Samuel Prey 9 Jan 1842

Rebecca Emline Mankers m'd Daniel Griffin 17 Dec 1849

Mary Munkus m'd James Measles 4 Aug 1853

Chattahoochee Census 1860

Peter Moncus 87 VA

Nancy Moncus 57 NC

Sarah Moncus 48

Peter Moncus 2

Chattahoochee County GA Census 1870

Chattahoochee Co. Ga

Sarah Moncus 25 born SC

Peter Moncus 12 GA Zachariah Moncus 3

Nancy Moncus 75 NC (one of these ages is off a little bit, maybe transcription error? ditto for Sarah, of them has to be wrong because they have young peter's right on the money, he was 2 in 1860 and 12 in have a new theory...what if Sarah is Old Peter's Grandaughter? (in-law) and the little ones are his ggrandkids, or her brothers

15 July 1815 GA Journal mentions that in Jasper County, GA Joseph Munkers held one note in had payable to a Peter Munkers for $74.00. (Could this be Peter Moncus son Peter Munkers) Also Eligah Moncas applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Joseph Moncas deceased. 5th April 1817. Signed Robert Robey. Could this Joseph be the youngest son of William who as give a horse creature when was old even.

We have no idea how these ages add up, we kind of think that Sarah is Peter and Nancy's daughter, and Sarah had the two boys out of wedlock. The thing is, one of them being named Zachariah made me think maybe there is a connection to the Zachariah Senter that is in Surry NC. I think Nancy was born about 1802-3, as I think the first census is closer to her real age. That would have made her 15 or 16 when she married Peter. Also, there is a book that mentions the Senters, by a Rev. Hardin Talliafarro, and one of Peter's nephews (Joseph Munchus/Moncus) mentions the Rev. in a letter to his sister (Elizabeth Munchus/Moncus Galyean) back in Surry NC. Here is what he had to say about that. "I was sorry to hear what you had to say about Hardin Taliaferro but I do not know what cause you had for I have never seen his book or pamphlet but I will try to get hold of it. I went six or eight miles to hear Hardin preach last week, he is thought to be a good man in this cuntry though I differ with him religiously. I am attached to the Methodis church & has bin for years. " In another letter he talks about Uncle Peter (who was Peter Moncus) and sending "Our friend Center" all their (Peter and his family's) love. So Joseph is telling his sister Elizabeth to send love from Peter and Nancy to her family, from what I can tell, so they still live in or near Surry NC when this letter was written. (1860 for the Taliaferro letter, unsure about the one sending love to the Center/Senter's) Well, I am sorry I have written so much, and none of it may mean a thing to anyone... but just in case some of it rings a bell I felt I should include all I knew. I also have a cousin who is a direct descendant of Peter who is waiting for me to find something... I hope I can! Thanks so much for reading this.

Kim Moncus Bown


1 Peter Moncus b: 4 Aug 1858 in Chattahoochee, Georgia

2 Zachariah "Zack" Moncus b: 6 Mar 1869 in Georgia

3 Mary Moncus b: Abt 1871 in Georgia

For more on Peter family go to my Family Bush link below

4 Benjamin Moncus birth: Abt 1780 in , , North Carolina Death: Abt 1840 in Clay , Alabama married a unknown


1820 Gwinnett Co. GA Census Benjamin 26-45 Born in NC 1.) male child 1-10 William is 8(b.1812) according to 1850 census, born in GA, but acc. to later census, SC 2.) Female child 1-10 ? 3.) Female child 1-10 ? 4.) Female child 10-16. 5.)Female 26-45 , born in SC

Georgia, Henry County. -- Taken up by HENRY GLOSSEN, one bay horse . . . 9 or 10 years old . . . left hind foot white . . . appraised by BENJAMIN MUNCUE (says Muncus in the index) and EDWARD WESTER to $25, 29th June, 1824. (Signed) WILLIAM MALONE, J.P. A true extract from the stray book, July 8, 1924. (Signed) William Hardin, D. Clerk."

Name: Benjamin Munkus [Benjamin Munkres] Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Carroll, Georgia Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 Gideon is 4 (b. 1826) James Logan is 5 (b. 1824 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 Joseph is 10 (b. abt 1820) Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 William Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Benjamin Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Minervia Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 Elizabeth and Sophrona Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 9 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2

Name: Benjamin Monkus [Benjamin Monkers] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Randolph, Alabama Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 3 Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1

1840 Randolph Co. AL Census Benjamin 50-60 1.) male 10-15 James Logan 2.)male 10-15 Gideon 3.)male 10-15 (Benjamin?) 4.)female 10-15 Minerva

Patentee: BENJAMIN MONCUS State: Alabama Acres: 40.2 Issue Date: 10/10/1839 Land Office: Mardisville Cancelled: No Mineral Reservations: No Authority: Apr 20, 1820 Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566) Document Nr: 5012 Accession/Serial Nr: AL3060_470 BLM Serial Nr: AL NO S/N A.P: Sect: TS: Range: Land Office: County: NWNE 15/ 22-S 9-E Huntsville AL Clay


1 William "Billy" Moncus b: 16 Aug 1812 in Georgia

2 Sophrona Moncus b: Apr 1813 in , , South Carolina

3Elizabeth Moncus b: Apr 1813 in South Carolina

4 Joseph L. Moncus b: Abt 1820 in Georgia

5 James Logan Moncus b: 27 Aug 1824 in Fayette, Georgia

6 Gideon Bell "Gid" Moncus b: 1826 in Georgia

7Benjamin Moncus b: Abt 1827

8Minerva "Nerva" Moncus b: Abt 1829

For more this family go to my Family Bush link below

6 Henry Moncus b: Abt 1782 in , , North Carolina married Janes Ramey Married: 23 Nov 1813 in , Surry, North Caolina


Henry Muncus born before 1796 m : in 1812 in Surry Co NC to Jane Ramey.

1820 Census Surry , NC 2 males under 10 1 male 26-45 2 females 10-16 1 female 26-45

1830 Census MONKIES HENRY Surry County NC

Name: Henry Monkus [Henry Mnkus] Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1

1840 Census MUNCHUS HENRY Surry County NC.

Name: Henry Munchus Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1

ia our Henry? I found a Henry Munches in Grayson County, Va in 1860. Could this Henry with new wife? Henry 69 Va Glaze 45 Va Anazinda 15 Floyd 14 Bettie 12 Alfred Overly 50 Could be her father.

Surry County, NC Court Minutes 1810-1814, Vol. 5 by Iris M. Harvey & Agnes M. Wells, p. 180: Fri. 18th Feb. 1814 - A deed from William Smith to Eligah Munkers & Henry Munkers, heirs of William Munkers dec'd was duly proved in open court by the oath of Charles Taliaferro and order to be registered. 6/pd.

Bride: Sarah Muncus Groom: Jedsa Curby Bond Date: 24 May 1820 County: Surry Record #: 01 053 Bondsman: Henry Muncuns Bond #: 000144008

being a Bondsman does not make him her father.

Surry Co., NC Overseers of Roads 1807-1833

1255. Ordered WILLIAN BRANNOCK appointed overseer of the road above MESHACK FRANKLINS to the 5.-mile post from the top of the mountain in place of ELIJA RANEY and the following hands work thereon, to wit: HENRY MONKUS ELIJA AUBERRY, HUGH COCKERHAM, JOSEPH COCKERHAM, WM. SMITH SAMUEL GALLION, THOMAS GALLION, HARDIN P. FRANKLIN and hands, OGLESBYS, MICAJAH OGLESBY'S hands, WILEY UNDERWOOD, ELIJAH RANEY, SHADRACK OGLESBY and hands, ELIJAH LOW, MADISON HODGES, BUCK CARPENTER, JAMES GALYEAN, SANFORD MUNKUS and JOSEP. (JOSEPH) MUNKUS. Could Sanford and Joseph Munkus be brothers

Surry County, NC Court Minutes 1810-1814, Vol. 5 by Iris M Harvey & Agnes M Wells page 180

"Fri 18th Feb 1814- A deed from William Smith to Eligah Munkers and Henry Munkers, heirs of William Munkers dec'd was duly proved in open court by the oath of Charles Taliaferro and order to be registered. 6/pd

Known children

1 Sanford Moncus b: 1815 in Surry North Carolina

2William Moncus b: 1810 in Surry North Carolina

For more in Henry family go to family bush site below

7 Elijah Moncus b: Abt 1790 in Surry North Carolina married Cinthia Hendrick b: Abt 1807 in , , North Caolina Married: 21 Jun 1814 in , Surry, North Caolina

Note: The daughter Cynthia Hendrick had married Elijah Muncus in Surry County, North Carolina by bond dated 14 September 1814, then the couple moved to Gwinnet County, Georgia in time to appear in the 1820 census near Micajah Hendrick. That suggests Micajah Hendrick was in or very near to Surry County circa 1815 though he does not appear in the 1810 census of North Carolina.That raises the somewhat remote possibility that Micajah Hendrick, who married Lockey McGuire in adjoining Wilkes County on 1 May 1806, was a son– he appears as Micajah Hendrix, age 16-26, in the 1810 census of Wilkes County with children under 10 – although he seems more likely to belong to an unrelated Hendrix family of Wilkes County

1812 MUNCAS ELIJAH Surryreg. NC

A published Barbour Co., AL census (incorrectly identified as 1833) shows Elijah MONIAS (bad transcripion of Moncus) living next door to Elgat Driskell. Elgat has in his house 1 female 21+ and 2 females under age 21 so I'm guessing this census was actually taken bet 1839-1841. Elijah, born before 1796, died sometime bet 1841-1850, Barbour Co., AL.

1820 Census Gwinett Co. Ga Elijah Monkos 1 male under 10 1 male 26-45 3 females under 10 1 female 26-45



JOSEPH MUNCAS (could be Elijah Muncas brother or nephew)



1 Richard Moncus b: Abt 1837 in , , Georgia

2 Elizabeth Moncus b: 1815 in Georgia

3 Micajah Moncus b: Abt 1825

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