House Archibald Monroe

Male 1826 - 1905  (79 years)


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  • Name House Archibald Monroe 
    Born 10 Mar 1826  , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1K6H-HDX 
    Reference Number 1-Great Great Grandfather -MMMF 
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    _FSFTID K1TH-CMG 
    _UID 29759469DDCF4C3BABCC30727117E8BD1400 
    Buried Jul 1905  Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Jul 1905  Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Info from book found in Allendale Public Library, "1855 Allendale Pi ctures,
      Allendale Missouri Centennial Celebration, Sept. 3-4-5,1955" compile d by Pansy Rinehart. Copy of article in possession of Gary Petranek.
      "Archibald M. House (1826-1905), wife Mary Jane Carner House (-1905) , emigrated with four children from Perry Co., Illinois in 1853 to unsettled wilds 2 miles two miles south of Allendale; obtained a paten t for their land from Franklin Pierce. The original homestead is sti ll in the House name, belonging to the third generation.
      He built the first schoolhouse, known as Amity school, gave the land , and hired the teacher. Parents of 10 children, Julia Calhoon, Will iam House, Louisa Campbell, Ellen Birk, Sarah Wilkinson, Emma House , Albert House and Dora Womack. Parents died in 1905."

      Amity school is District 39, southwest of Allendale. Plat found in "Heart of the Nation" page 127.

      From obituary of Albert H. House, as published in "The Heart of th e Nation,
      Worth County Missouri, 1843-1993, compiled by Pansy Rinehart. Book and obituary (page 273) in possession of Gary Petranek.
      ...Archibald Monroe and Mary Jane House were pioneer settlers in Gen try County (now Worth Co.) Missouri, emigrating to this country fro m North Carolina in 1856, traveling with an ox team and covered wago n over wild country, with very poor roads or none at all, and no brid ges. They were people of limited means, with very little education , but of good character, with strong common sense and a great deal o f will power. They took a homestead when they arrived in Worth Count y, and occupied it during all the remaining years of both of their li ves, never having moved after they were once located. They made a go od farm out on the wild prairie, improved it, and were eminently usef ul in their day and generation. They trained their children to habit s of morality and Christian virtue, but at the same time taught the m to labor with their hands and earn their bread by the sweat of thei r brow."

      Another obituary in possession of Gary Petranek, "Worth Co. Missour i Death
      Notices from Area Newspapers, 1904-1906" published by N.W. Misouri Ge nealogical Society: "Archaball Monroe House died 18 July 1905, sout h of Allendale, Mo. age 80. He belonged to the pioneer class of thi s country and lived in Worth Co. for many years. He was born in Rowa n Co., N. Carolina, 10 March 1826. When he was six years of age, th e family moved to Perry Co., Ill., where he spent his youth and earl y manhood. At the age of 21, he married Miss Mary Jane Garner, of th e same place, and lived there for nine years. Then they moved with t heir four children to the unsettled wilds of Worth Co., two miles sou th of Allendale, on a farm he obtained from a patent from the governm ent. His wife survives with 10 children -- William & Albert, of Wort h Co.; daughters, Mrs. Julia Calhoun; Mrs. Luiza Campbell; Mrs. Ellen Birk; Mrs. Sarah Wilkerson, of Worth Co.; Miss Emma House of Pender , Nebr. and Mrs. Dora Womack, of Blackfoot, Nebraska. He furnished the site for the first school house in his district from logs he cut a nd hewn and employed the first teacher for the education of the child ren."

      Birth info: obituaries noted above; Abstracted Obituary Index, Gran t City
      Star, 1900-1910.

      Marriage Info: obituaries noted above.

      Death Info: obituaries noted above; Abstracted Obituary Index, Gran t City
      Star, 1900-1910.

      NOTE: Obituaries state that they came from Illinois with 4 children . Only
      three are shown as being born in Illinois -- Julia, William & Louisa . Check
      Illinois Census to find name of other child -- did he die, or was h e older than Julia and left home before 1870 census?

      Info from Audrey Benson King: Ellen House's parents had 12 children -- only 10 lived. (phone conversation with Mabel Mercer Wirth 9/18/95).

      Information obtained from a family tree (submitter unknown) on Ancestry.com:
      Archibald House was born in North Carolina, and moved to Perry County, Illinois with his parents when six years of age. He was born March 10, 1826 in Rowan County , South Carolina. AT age 21 he married Mary Jane Carner in Perry County, Illinois. They were married for 9 years when they emigrated with their four children to Worth County, , two miles south of Allendale, on a farm that he had received a patent from the government. They would live there until his death. They had 10 children. They came by wagon train from Illinois to Missouri. This wagon train was especially well equipped, using horses instead of oxen, which were common. The party headed south so that they might cross the MISSISSIPPI River at Cario, Illinois on the ferry. Then to Springfield, Missouri, then north to Worth Co. Tis trip began in late summer or early fall of 1853. As weather turned wet, then would spend the winter along the way. The leader of the group was Dr. Octavius Pyle and the are they would spend the winter would be called Pyle or Pyletown. When they entered what is Smith Township in Worth County they found good black prairie land, free except for te entrance fee; which in other words, they "entered" the land instead of buying it. Archibald believed in education, though he had no literary learning. He furnished the site, erected the first school house in his district from logs which he had cut and hewn, and employed the first teacher for the education of the children of the district.

      Additional information from Ancestry.com (submitter unknown): 1880 US Census, Allen, Worth County, Missouri, Roll T9-741, page 458A ED 287, page 234, ancestry.com page 37. Archie M House age 54 born N.C. and wife Mary J age 48 born Illinois, with children Henry A age 17, Sarah E age 14, Dora I age 11, and Emma age 15. Living with them is John House age 22, Nephew.
    Person ID I325  Petranek-Mercer
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 

    Father House Jacob,   b. 1 Aug 1795, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1875, Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Freeze Elizabeth,   b. 1796, China Grove, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1852, Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1816  Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • We have a copy of the marriage certificate from Rowan County, NC - obtained Oct. 2006.
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet

    Family Carner Mary Jane,   b. 26 Apr 1832, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1906, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1847  Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ordinance work completed by Gary & Carol Petranek.
    Children 
     1. House Julia Ann,   b. 20 Dec 1848, Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1943, , Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. House William M.,   b. 21 Aug 1851, , Perry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1936, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. House Louisa Jane,   b. 2 Dec 1853, , Perry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1934, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. House Mary Ellen,   b. 9 Jun 1859, Allendale, Fletchall, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. House Albert Henry,   b. 3 Nov 1862, Allendale, Fletchall, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1936, , Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. House Sarah,   b. 1864, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. House Emma,   b. May 1866, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. House Dora B.,   b. 1868, Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Marriage Certificate.


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