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William Monkres II Family

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William Munkers is NOT the son of William Muncus and Unknown wife BUT is brother son. William Munkers, John Munkers and Elizabeth Adams are mention in William Muncus with wife Elizabeth's will. Not as his children but as family members. I think they were cousin of William Muncus and their father died in Revolution War. William and unknown wife took the children to live with them.

I believe that William father is going to "Redmond" a brother of William Muncus. For more information go William Moncus page by click here

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Oaths of Allegiance - 1777 Pittsylvania County, VA copy done by Cynthia Hubbard Headen

source: The Magazine of VA Genealogy, v.23, #1 (Feb.1985), transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito

These lists were taken from a typewritten copy found in the Clerk's Office, Pittsylvania County, at Chatham, Virginia. The two following affidavits found attached to the copy are self- explanatory.

I, S. H. F. Jones, do hereby certify that about the year 1930 I personally copied and had checked the names of persons who took the oath of Allegiance in 1777 as shown by manuscripts then in the Clerk's Office of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The writing was faded and a few names could not be deciphered. Every effort was made to transcribe the names as they appeared on the manuscripts. The names of the foregoing Lists are a true and correct copy of the aforesaid manuscripts to the best of my knowledge and belief. The lists were also checked by Mr. Langhorne Jones, atty.

Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of November, 1939. S. H. F. Jones (Seal)

State of Virginia Pittsylvania County, To-wit:

I, E. E. Friend, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the same being a Court of Record, do hereby certify that Mrs. S. H. F. Jones whose name is signed to the foregoing writing bearing date 8th day of November 1939, personally appeared before me in my county, Office and State aforesaid and made oath that the foregoing statements are true to the best of her knowledge and belief. Given under my hand this 8th Nov. 1939. E. E. Friend Clerk Pittsylvania Circuit Court Chatham, VA

Robert Payne's List

Wm. Muncas

I owned the copy of the orginal document.

* William MUNKERS JR was born in 1754/55 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. He died in 1856 in Platte Co., MO. He was buried in Stanton Cem., Platte City, Platte Co., MO on the old Stanon farm. He was married to Rebecca PENDLETON on 5 Feb 1795 in Washington Co., VA. (I own proof of this marriage)

Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots

MUNKIRS, William Fam cem 7 mi NE of Liberty MO 47 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots,

Vol.3, p. —Serial: 11216; Volume: 2

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William MUNKERS JR and Rebecca PENDLETON had the following children:

1."Polly" Martha Mary MUNKERS was born on 6 Jan 1796 in Washington, VA. She died on 12 Oct 1863 in Clay Co., MO. m Andrew Baker Baldwin

2.Unknown MUNKERS was born in 1797 in Washington, VA. m John Thompson. On their marry lic. John Thompson wife to be first name is unreadable. I wish some would look for the Marriage application. It will have her name and his too. It could have their parents name too.

3.Benjamin Franklin MUNKERS was born on 17 Apr 1799 in Tennessee. He died on 17 Apr 1885 in Scio, , OR. He was buried in Miller Cem., Scio, , OR.m Mary Polly Crowley. They had 7 Children

4.Matilda MUNKERS was born in 1806 in Tennessee She died in Jan 1892 in Buchanon Co., MO. m Beleuford Stanton

5.Hannah MUNKERS was born in 1807 in Tennessee m'd Isaac Blanton 12 Jun 1828 in Clay County, Missouri

6.Jane MUNKERS was born in 1811 in Campbell Co., TN. m 1st husband Joseph Blanton ,Aug 1833 Clay County, Missouri, Joseph Blanton dead before 1849 and 2nd Samuel Abner Hackworth 10 July 1849 in Andrew County, Missouri

7.Mahulda MUNKERS was born in 1812 in Campbell Co., TN. m Ebenezer Best 14 Apr 1833 Clay County, Missouri

*8.William MUNKERS.b 1810 d July 18, 1877 m 1st wife Margaret Coulter born 1810 in Tn and 2nd wife Minerva McKnight

9.Absalom MUNKERS was born on 10 Apr 1815 in Campbell Co., TN.d 15 Sept 1894. m Elizabeth Crockett on 18 Mar 1836 Clay County, Missouri and 2nd wife Martha Ann Gee on 8 Apr 1845.

10.John MUNKERS was born in 1818 in MO.m Virginia Washington ?

Some Monkres research say that William Monkres children were born in Campbell County, TN. I have never see this prove, the only Monkres found in Campbell is Red Monkers and John Monkres. John Monkres m'd Jenny Cameron in Campbell or Grainger for Ezra Cameron is found mention what little bit of information I found. Ezra Cameron is Jenny and Elisha Cameron.

I did find William Monkes and a William Monks living in Russell County, VA near the Powell Valley, Va. Could this be ours, maybe but I do know that William m'd Rebecca in Washington Co. VA.. Washington and Russell are close to each other. William brother John Monkirs was living near in TN. For Russell is on the State line of VA and TN.

There has been some people who think that William MUNKRES.b 1810 d July 18, 1877 m 1st wife Margaret Coulter born 1810 in Tn and 2nd wife Minerva McKnight is not the son William and Rebecca Pendleton Monkres. On William Monkres JR page I tell all the facts that I have to prove that William who born 1810 died 1877 in Texas is the son of William and Rebecca Pendleton Monkres

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1830 Census of Clay Co., MO

Munkers, Benjamin: 2-2-0-0-1 and 1-1--1

Munkers, James: 1-2-1--1 and 2-1-1--1

Munkers, William: 4---1 and -1--1

Munkers, William, Sr. Unknown Townships, Clay, MO 1830

001200001 001

Male 10-15 John

2 males 15-20 Benjamin and Absalom

male 60-70 William

female 10-15 Jane

This means Rebecca was died by 1830!!!!!

Stanton, Bluford with 1 son age 10-15, himself and 2 females under 3 and his wife

1840 Census of Clay Co. Mo

Munkers, Redmond: 2-3--2--1 and 2-1 3--1 Son of John and Patsy Kirby Monkirs

Munkers, James: 11112001 and -112--1 Son of John and Patsy Kirby Monkirs

Munkers, Richard: --111--1 and --11---1 Son of John and Patsy Kirby Monkirs

Munkers, William: 222-11 and 11-1-1. Son John and Jenny Cameron Monkirs

In Platte Co. MO

Stanton, Bluford: 1---11---1 and 131--1. The last male was William Munkers living with his daugther.

I have copy of the 1850 and 1860 Census for the families.

Next Gen.

1."Polly" Martha Mary MUNKERS was born on 6 Jan 1796 in Washington, VA. She died on 12 Oct 1863 in Clay Co., MO. m Andrew Baker Baldwin born in NC

Children:

1 Matilda b 1813

2 Martin b

3 Alonzo b 1821

4 Benjamin b 1828

5 Louisiana b 1830 m'd Thomas Jefferson Story

7 Elizabeth

6 Mary b abt 1835

Martha b abt 1837 m'd Francis B. Ford

George b abt 1842

2.Unknown MUNKERS was born in 1797 in Washington, VA. m John Thompson. On their marry lic. John Thompson wife to be first name is unreadable. I wish some would look for the Marriage application. It will have her name and his too. It could have their parents name too.

3.Benjamin Franklin MUNKERS was born on 17 Apr 1799 in Tennessee. He died on 17 Apr 1885 in Scio, , OR. He was buried in Miller Cem., Scio, , OR.m Mary Polly Crowley 12 Sep 1818 Howard County, Missouri. They had 10 Children

1 Preston b 18 Nov 1820, Clay, Missouri, d 16 Oct 1890 Scio, Miller Co., OR m'd 1st Nancy Jane Crank ,18 Dec 1845 ,Clay,Missouri, and 2nd Barbara Kurtz

2 William Riley b 12 Jan 1823, Clay, Missouri m'd Mahala Roberts on 10 Sep 1840 ,Clay,Missouri,

3 Rebecca Jane b 22 Feb 1825 , Clay, Missouri d 13 Apr 1900 Scio, Linn Co., Oregon m'd Nataniel Green McDonald 2 Feb 1841, Platte,Missouri

4 John Crowley b 30 Apr 1827 ,Clay,Missouri, d 12 Jul 1915

5 Francis Marion b 4 Jul 1829 ,Clay,Missouri, d Gold Fields

6 Benjamin Franklin b 22 May 1831 ,Clay,Missouri, d 8 Sep 1919 m'd 1st Marzilla Maryilla Hester 1852, 2nd Mary A. Johnson, 3rd Martha E. Stanley, 4th Martha Jane Thorp Officer and 5th Arminta Peery\Perry

7 Thomas McClain b 22 Jun 1833 ,Clay,Missouri, d 15 Jun 1899 Scio, Miller, Oregon, 1st wife Phoebe Ann Crabtree, 1859 and 2nd Mary Jane Chrisman, Aft 1865

8 Mary Elizabeth b 8 Apr 1836 ,Clay,Missouri, d 1916 m'd 1st Albert Davidson and 2nd John Estes

9 Isabelle b 3 Feb 1840 ,Clay,Missouri,

10 James Madison b 23 Dec 1841,Platte,Missouri,d Jul 1915 Newport, Lincoln Co., Oregon m'd 1st Mary Jane Ford,30 Jul 1865 and 2nd Romelia Gesner abt 1877

4.Matilda MUNKERS was born in 1806 in Tennessee She died in Jan 1892 in Buchanon Co., MO. m 18 Jan 1827,Bleuford Stanton b Jan 1805 Ky d 4 Mar 1865,Jefferson County, Alabama. Bluford and Matilda were the charter member of the Old Flintlock Baptist Church in Platte. After Blubord death Matilda sold the farm in Platte Co, in Jan of 1866 and moved to a 35 acre farm in Buchanan Co. She later sold the farm to William J Todd and move in with son William family, remain there until death in 1892.

Children

1 Rebecca b abt 1828

2 Margaret b abt 1829

3 Lucy b Abt 1836

4 Albert b Abt 1839

5 David b Abt 1843 d 8 17 1928

6 William b Abt 1846

David and Bluford Stanton were both in Civil War. Bluford died of Kidney infection in Jefferson County, Alabama, while David was wound in the arm, Black River 17 May 1863 at Fort Gibson, Mississippi.

Miss Vivin Stanton told Miss Petty the following story. I found the same story in Buchanon Co. History book.

"My father was wounded, but not seriously; our records show that he took a furlough about ten days before the war ended, since they could go anywhere in Cenfederate Territory; he went to his UNCLE WILLIAM MUNKERS in TEXAS, near the Lousiiana line and the war was over before his furlough was up. He stayed in Texas a year before coming home.

5.Hannah MUNKERS was born in 1807 in Tennessee m'd Isaac Blanton 12 Jun 1828 in Clay County, Missouri

1830 Cenus in Clay has one son under 5 Isaac 20-30 Hannah 15-20

6.Jane MUNKERS was born in 1811 in Campbell Co., TN. m 1st husband Joseph Blanton ,4 Aug 1833 Clay County, Missouri, Joseph Blanton dead before 1849 and 2nd Samuel Abner Hackworth 10 July 1849 in Andrew County, Missouri

Hackworth, Abner 44 Jackson Twp, Andrew, MO 1850

Jane is 39 TN

Ducilla Hackworth 2/12

John Blanton 15 born 1835

Rebecca 13 born 1837

Elizabeth 9 born 1841

Francis 8 born 1842

George l 7 born 1843

Mary F 5 born 1845

7.Mahulda MUNKERS was born in 1812 in Campbell Co., TN. m Ebenezer Best 14 Apr 1833 Clay County, Missouri, Ebenezer died 22 Mar 1834.

Ebenezer Best was widow with 10 year old son when Mahulda married him in 14 Apr 1833. His estate settlement may be found in box 1 in Clay County Probate Office. It lists only his widow Mahula and his 13 year son name Samuel. Unknown what happen to Mahulda Munkers Best or Samuel.

*8.William MUNKERS.b 1810 d July 18, 1877 m 1st wife Margaret Coulter born 1810 in Tn and 2nd wife Minerva McKnight. For more information about my ancestor go to his page

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9.Absalom MUNKERS was born on 10 Apr 1815 in Campbell Co., TN.d 15 Sept 1894. m Elizabeth Crockett on 18 Mar 1836 Clay County, Missouri and 2nd wife Martha Ann Gee on 8 Apr 1845.

1 David b 4/11/1837

2 William F b 10/4/1841

2 Susan Mary 4/18/1843

3 infant son lived only a week and died at the same time Elizabeth died.

Absalom and Martha children

1 Ida b Abt 1853

2 Franklin b abt 1853

3 Lucy b 5 Mar 1846

4 Benjamnin b 26 Sep 1848

5 Redmond Gee b 10 May 1852

6 Sarah Amanda b 10 May 1856

7 Albert b 22 Aug 1859

10.John MUNKERS was born in 1818 in MO.m Virginia Washington ?. Can find more on John Munkers here only that could be living with Aunt Matilda Munkers Stanton in 1840 Census Platte County, Missouri. His father William Munkres was living there too.

CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI Organized January 1822, population 1,200, 240 voters. Some of the merchants 1822-1830 were William Samuels & Co., Hickman& Lemme, F.P. Chouteau, a well known trader, William & Joel Estes Mill in Fishing River township. The boundaries were the state line on the north and west, Missouri River on the south and Ray County on the east.

In August 1822 the election in the Fishing River township was held at the house of James Munkers, also in 1825 and 1826. The first road surveyed ran from Liberty to Bluffton (present day Camden) on the Missouri River which was the county seat of Ray County.

The first Circuit Court was held March 4, 1822. One of the members of the Grand Jury was James Munkers. The first courthouse was built in 1832.

In 1825 the charges on the ferry were: loaded wagon $2; empty wagon and horse $1.50’; loaded cart and team $1; a dearborn and horses or gig and horses 62 1/2 cents; man and horse 37 1/2 cents; single person 18 3/4 cents; horses, each 18 3/4 cents; sheep, hogs and cattle 3 cents each.

In 1829 the estate of Archibald Holtzclaw was Jincy, a crippled slave girl, 30 years old $100; Susan, a slave 14 years old $300; Henry, a slave 13 years old $336; Jsaac, a slave 25 years old $450; George, a slave 13 years old $316; horse and side saddle $40; cow and calf $7.50; sow and five pigs $1.50; sheep, each $1; flax wheel $3; cotton wheel $3; flag-bottomed charis 50 cents each; Bible and Hymn book $1.50; skillet $1.25; a good horse $25.

In 1844 Foster Means married Jemima Munkirs of one of the early families of Clay County and had a son Albert E. Squire Means was born in 1823. He was the son of Andrew and Sarah W. Means who came to Missouri in 1817, first locating in Howard County. Five years afterward they settled in Clay County where they lived until their deaths. The father was from North Carolina and the mother was a native of Virginia. For on Jemina Munkirs go to John Munkirs page.

In the August 1822 election some of the voters in Fishing River township were Andrew Means, Berryman Munkers, William Munkers, Richard Munkers, James Munkers, Robert McCoy and Jacob McCoy. One of the judges of the election was James Munkers (I was told that Berryman was actually Benjamin but the name wasn’t written clearly and was interpreted wrong)

Erin Church located in the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of section 24 in the Fishing River township was organized on October 16, 1878 at the cost of $1,000.

The Munkers, Munkres, and Munkirs of Clay County, Missouri A biographical Sketch by Miss Evelyn Petty

Some the families in and around Clay Co., MO that are related to Munkers families. Are Baldwin, Ford, Story, Stanton, Blanton, McCoy, Frampton, McGinnis, Means, Portwood, Malott, Moore, Brown, Crowley, Owens, Bell, White, Schooley, Hunt, Shaw, Willett, Storms, Ferrill, Corum, Pigg, Webb, Francis and Petty

The Wagon Train that came from Tennessee to Missouri was made up with the following families: Camron, Baldwin, Crowley, Lynch and Munkers families and they were all kin one way or the other. Uncle William Munkres/Muncas/Monkes after his wife Rebecca Pendleton Monkers died about 1839, he move to Platte Co. MO with his daughter Matilda Stanton. Matilda married Bluford Stanton 18 Jan 1827 in Clay Co. MO. Uncle William died there in 1855 at the age of 100 years old.

In the early days in Clay County there were 6 different William Munkers (of different surname spelling) living in this area. The general story of Edwards-Nowlin in 1857/52 in Richfield (now Missouri City) listed accounts for some of them in the names of “ WILLIAM MONKERS ESQUIRE and “SNAKE BILL MUNKIRS” The land records for these men make it hard to tell who is who. Dates on some do help but not much either. For Esquire William Monkers go to John Monkirs page and read about him.

I have a copy of some the land records for some of these Williams First date March 6,1829 for William Munkres. Signed William Munkres 2nd date March 8 1834 for William Munkirs Signed William Munkirs 3rd dates for William Munkirs are September 7,1888 for two land deeds Signed William Munkirs.

One Uncle William’s sons, Benjamin Franklin Monkres m’d Mary "Polly" Crowley. Polly was a sister to Agnes, the wife of James Munkers, son of John Monkirs and Jenny Cameron. In 1846 Benjamin decided to go to Oregon but Polly did not want to leave Missouri, as she was confident she would die on the trail, in which case she wanted to be buried in a coffin of black walnut wood from her Clay Co. home. Soooo! Benjamin had a coffin made to fit Polly and she took it with her with a shroud which she had woven herself.

Benjamin, however, was more cheerful and took along $10,000 in gold (where did he get that kind of money. No one knows to this day) which he concealed in the bottom of his wife’s coffin. The family arrived in Oregon, their wagon train being the only one in the 1846 season, which had no serious Indian attacks. Next Spring, Benjamin began to planting the bushels of peach and apple seeds he had bought along. He sold the first fruits of theses sees in the area around Scio and Salem, Oregon for $14 a bushel.

Polly Munkers gained in health in Oregon, kept linens and quilts in her coffin but finally in 1888 she died. 42 years after she had prophesied she would surely die. Hundreds of their descendants live in the Oregon-Washington area today.

Early April 1846, from near by Liberty, Missouri, fifty families perpared to make the journey to the far away Oregon Territory. There was Benjamin, his wife Polly, three married sons and one married daughter. Mrs Elizabeth Munkers Estes tells the story to the family "Crossing the Plains". Elizabeth was 10 at the time of this movement.

"When we left Missouri there was a train of about 100 wagons drawn by oxen, three yoke to each wagon, thirty head of oxen, fifty head of roan Durham cows and five saddle horse. When we started, a man by name of Martin was our Captian. But soon divide the train into small wagon group and Captian then was Ben Simpson.

There were no bridges, no ferries and a stream too large to be forded was crossed by means of rafts, if there could be found timber along its banks to make rafts; if not, our wagon beds were used for flat boats.

I know it was April when we started and October when we reached the place that was to be our home in Oregon. Sometimes we stopped several days in camp where we found plenty of water and good grazing, and while the teams reste and fed up, the men fixed up wagons and helped the women wash and prepare food for the next drive ahead.

Benjamin and Polly Crowley Munkers settled east of Salem in the Willamette Valley, their married children went about 35 miles southeast into the lower foothills of the Cascades, and there home-steaded in and around the little town of Scio.

Most of the Munkers were farmers. But James Munkres JR was an Indian Agent and operated a general Store in Council Grove, Kansas. James Munkress coming into Liberty one week after a sojourn in Kansas, reporting Indian depredations in his area. A creek in Morris County, Kansas was named for James Munkres. His brother Harvey was a well-known Methodist preacher serving at the Old Shawnee Mission (now well preserved in Kansas City), and a cousin Lafayette Munkirs was Cumberland Presbyterian Minister. For more on this family go to John Monkirs page.

Th Clan produced several writers.

Sarah Jane Munkers Lynch’s grandson W. L.(William Larkin)Webb was a religious historian whose books “Battles and Biographies of Missourians or, the civil war period of our state. Kansas City, Mo.: Hudson-Kimberly Pub. Co., 1900.”, and “the Centennial History of Independence”

Descendants of Richard and Malinda Lynch Munkers are Carie and Albert Munkres of Denver, are well-known authors of children books.

Klara Munkres of Savannah, Missouri, retired schoolteacher whose poem” The Kitchen Prayer” appears in many homes.

Found this pray on the net at

http://www.tnonline.com/archives/news/2000/08.11/cupboard.html

I now own copy this wonderful Poem.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Here's The Kitchen Prayer by Klara Munkers which was submitted by Dottie Kreger to her church newsletter, Jerusalem UCC's The Traveler.

Lord of all pots and pans and things, since I've not time to be a saint by doing lovely things or watching late with Thee,

Or dreaming in the dawn light or storming Heaven's gate, Make me a saint by getting meals and washing plates. Although I must have Martha's hand, I have a Mary mind And when I black the boots and shoes, Thy sandals Lord I find.

I think of how they trod the earth, what time I scrub the floor

Accept this meditation Lord, I haven't time for more. Warm all the kitchen with Thy love, and light it with Thy peace,

Forbid me all my worrying and make my grumbling cease. Thou who didst love to give men food, in room or by the sea Accept this service that I do, I do it unto Thee

I was send a copy of Klara Munkres Prayer by wonderful lady who thought I might like to hear about were she found the Prayer. She was browsing in an antique store in my hometown, Bowling Green, Ohio. When a framed copy of “Kitchen Prayer,” by Klara Munkers caught her eye. She copy the wonderful pray down and going on the net found the site above were the prayer is posted. Finding me mention the pray. She Thought I might like to have a copy. Here it is

Lord of all pots and pans and things, since I've not time to be

a saint by doing lovely things or watching late with Thee,

Or dreaming in the dawn light or storming Heaven's gate,

Make me a saint by getting meals and washing up the plates.

Although I must have Martha's hand, I have a Mary mind

And when I black the boots and shoes, Thy sandals Lord I find.

I think of how they trod the earth, what time I scrub the floor.

Accept this meditation Lord, I haven't time for more.

Warm all the kitchen with Thy love, and light it with Thy peace,

Forgive me all my worrying and make my grumbling cease.

Thou who didst love to give men food, in room or by the sea

Accept this service that I do, I do it unto Thee.

James Redmond Munkres is teaching and doing research in the Mathematics Department of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has published several books

His brother, Robert Lee Munkres is teaching political science in Mushingum College Ohio

Civil War Service Records

Munkers David E 1 Missouri Cavalry. Private Private Confederate

Munkers David D. E 1 Mo. Cav. Private Private Munders, David C. Confederate

Munkers James L 9 Kan. Cav. Private Private Monkers James Union

Munkers William T. E 1 Missouri Cavalry. Private Private Confederate

Munkers William T. E 1 Missouri Cavalry. Private Private Munkers. William T. Confederate

James Munkers Kansas 12 March 1863 Priv Union

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