Today is the 256 anniversary of the birth of Squire Munro (1758-1835), the progenitor of the Onondaga County, NY Munro family and the focal subject of the genealogy project for which this site is dedicated.
On June 27, 1758 at 5:00 AM, Squire Munro was born in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. He was the fourth child and first son of Nathan Munro (1730-1806) and Hannah Allen (1733-1816) and the fourth generation in his line born in the United States. His great-great grandfather John Munro (~1632-1691) is thought to be one of the Scottish prisoners sent to America as a prisoner of war after being captured by the English in the Battle of Worechester — landing in Boston in 1652.
Squire is the focal subject of the genealogy project for which this site is dedicated. As of today, we have traced 5,196 of his descendants and that number is growing daily as we search for and transcribe obituaries, marriage announcements, letters, journals and more.
Read more about Squire Munro here.
More details of his life can be found in a biography found in the 1837 book An Historical Sketch of the Baptist Missionary Convention of the State of New York by John Peck and John Lawton which can be found on Google Books here.
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