About Squire Munro

Squire Munro (Manro) (1758-1835) was the progenitor of the Onondaga County, NY Munro family. His descendants, spread throughout the region, across the country and around the globe.

Squire was born on June 27, 1758 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was the first son of Nathan Munro (1730-1806) and Hannah Allen (1733-1816). While there are many different spellings of his name including “Manro” which appears on his gravestone and seems to be what he used when signing his name, we are calling him “Munro” during the course of this project. The final book will discuss the various spellings.

On May 16, 1779, Squire married Mary Daggett (1755-1845). They had the following children:

  • Betsey (1779-1863)
  • John (1781-1860)
  • Squire (1783-1788)
  • David (1784-1866)
  • Polly (1786-1788)
  • Hannah (1788-1822)
  • Nathan (1791-1839)
  • Elisha (1792-1793)
  • Mary (1794-1878)
  • Philip Allen (1795-1870)

Seeking untamed country, Squire moved his family in 1779 to Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Later, in 1799, he moved further west to settle in what is now Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York. Squire and his sons were productive farmers, bankers and businessmen and became very successful.

Squire died on March 31, 1835 in his home in Elbridge, NY and was buried in Elbridge Rural Cemetery. Mary died on March 25, 1845 and was buried next to him.