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James Monroe was born in 1808 in Hammonds Gap, Clay Co., Kentyucky.1   James Monroe's father was Alexander Crockett Ritchie and his mother was Elizabeth Susan Grigsby.  His maternal grandfather was Benjamin Grigsby and his maternal grandmother is Elizabeth Duncan. He had seven brothers and four sisters, named Thomas Grigsby, John, Hiram, Nicholas, Gabriel, Oriah, Alexander Crockett, Naoma, Elizabeth, Mary and Nancy.  He was the second oldest of the twelve children.  He died at the age of 72 in 1880 in Perry Co., Kentucky.  He was buried in Ritchie Cemetery, Fisty, Knott Co., Kentucky.1 1 

James Monroe's family with Hannah Fugate

‌James Monroe and Hannah were married in a religious ceremony on August 12th, 1826 in Perry Co., Kentucky.1   They had ten sons and five daughters, named Martin Washburn, Francis, Gabriel, Alexander Crockett, Andrew, Samuel, Zackariah, John, James Crockett, Joshua, Elizabeth, Tabitha, Hannah, Mahalah and Martha.

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