Search billions of records on

Armistead Thompson Mason Monroe & Rachel Jane Allbright

Armistead Thompson Mason Monroe was a grandnephew of U.S. President James Monroe.

Armistead Thompson Mason Monroe moved to Texas from Virginia in 1842.  He moved his family to Crockett, Houston Co., TX in the 1849 .  He was one of Crockett's pioneer merchants.  He operated a general store on the courthouse square with W.F. Wall and made annual trips to New York for merchandise. He was also involved in real estate dealings.

He built this two-story home on what is now 7th street.  The house was sold to Col. John Long, a Crockett landowner and businessman.

After Long died his widow then married Major John C. Wootters. 

The home then sold to Thomas Jones "Tom" Waller and his wife, the former Mary Cornelia Shivers.  Tom Waller had a furniture and undertaking business on the north side of the public square.  At that time it was common practice to hold funerals in homes or churches.  Later when Waller began conducting funerals, he converted the house to a Funeral Home downstairs with his family living quarters situated on the second floor. 

After the death of Tom Waller,  the business was sold to a half cousin of his, James Grady "Jim Grady" Waller.  He and his family occupied the 2nd story above the funeral home for many years.


Armistead Thompson Mason Monroe , Sr. was born 15 MAR 1818 Albermarle Co., VA; died Sept. 1893 Crockett, Houston Co., TX; buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.   He was the son of Augustine G. Monroe. He married Rachael Jane Allbright 31 DEC 1846, daughter of Jacob Allbright and Sarah S."Sallie" Box. She was born 1 NOV 1828 Alabama Crossing, Houston Co., TX, and died 11 NOV 1866; buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.  He married Mary F. ? after 1866; she died before 1880; no children.

Children of Armistead T. Monroe , Sr. and Rachael J. Allbright are:
2   i. Sarah Jane Monroe was born 1848 Houston Co., TX. She married Andrew Dodson Elm. She married A.D. Holmes.
3   ii. Elizabeth "Betty" Mary Monroe was born Sept. 1850 Houston Co., TX. She married George Roberts.
4   iii. James "Jimmy" Monroe was born 1852.  He married Hannah ?.
5   iv. Margaret Virginia "Maggie" Monroe was born 1855. She married Charles Keeman.
6   v. John Coleman Monroe was born 1857.
7   vi. Laura Frances Monroe was born 1860.
8   vii. Joseph Augustine Monroe was born 1862.


Armistead Thompson Monroe , Jr. was born 3 NOV1864, died 25 AUG 1933; buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.  He married Mary C. Cook born MAR 1868 TX. 
1. George M. Monroe b. May 1890 TX
2. Sarah E. Monroe born Nov 1891 TX.
3. Mary C. Monroe born May 1895 TX.
4. Armistead T., Jr. born Jan 1897 Shreveport, Caddo Parrish, LA and died 8 May 1969 MS; burial in Lakewood Memorial Cemetery, MS.  He married Gladys Elma Brown.  She was born 17 Jun 1898 and died 11 Jul 1990.
10   ix. ? Monroe was born 1866, died 1866.

BROWN County Texas
Survey  - Person or Concern bearing the land certificate at time survey filed.
Block   - Block number.
Grantee - Person or Concern to whom the land was actually awarded.
Leag    - League Flag. L = 4,428 acres, B = League + Labor.  Labor = 177 acres.
Section - Section Number
Abs     - Number of the Abstract on file at county courthouse and at the
          Texas General land Office in Austin.

Survey                        Blk  Grantee                       Leag Section                       Abs

ARMISTEAD TM MONROE                A.T.M. MUNROE                      163       633      

Source Information Armistead T. Monroe:

1850 Houston Co., TX census - town of Crockett:  MONROE, Armistead T., 32, Merchant, 1000, VA; Rachel J., 22, f, TN; Sarah J., 2, Houston Cty.; Elizabeth M., 2/12, f, Houston Cty., BENNETT, George E. W., 21, m, Clerk, NC.

1860 Houston Co., TX census-town of Crockett:  MONROE, A.T., 42, Merchant, 1000/60000, VA; R.J., 32, f, TN; S.J., 12, f, TX; E.M., 10, f, TX; James, 8, m, TX; M.V., 5, f, TX; John C., 3, m, TX; Frances, 1, f, TX; ALDRICH, A.A., 22, m, clerk & book-keeper, 400, TX; ARRINGTON, R.B., 28, m, Clerk & Book-keeper, /700, AL; LONG, J.S., 30, laborer, 960/, TN; FORD, Chas., 23, m, Tinner, /200, Conn.

1870 Houston Co., TX - town of Crockett:  MONROE, A.T., 52, Dry Gds Merchant, 5000/5000, VA; Mary F., 40, f, keeping house, 1000, VA; Margaret, 14, f, TX; John C., 12, m, TX; Joseph A., 7, TX; Armistead T., 5, TX; CURRIE, Ann, 33 f, b, cook, TN; Abam, 9, m, m, TX; Annie, 11, f, b, TX; McCELVEY, N., 55, m, b, SC, blind.

1880 Houston Co., TX Dist. 23: MONROE, A.T., 62, Clerk in Store, VA VA VA; Jos. A., 18, son, Clerk in Store, TX VA TN; A.T., 14, son, at school, TX; BROWN, A.B., 23, Clerk in Store, TX MS TN; Emma, 21, wife, keeping house, TX; N.A., f, 1, dau, TX.

Source Information Armistead T. Monroe, Jr.:

1900 Shreveport Ward 8, Caddo Parrish, LA census:  MONROE, Armistead T., Nov1864, 35, TX VA TX; Mary C., wife, Mar1868, 32, m11yr, 4ch 4live, TX SC AL; George M., son, May1890, 10, TX; Sarah E., dau, Nov1891, 8, TX; Mary C., dau, May1895, 5, TX; Armistead T., Jr., son, Jan1897, 3, LA; COOK, Oma H., sister-in-law, Dec1874, 25, single, TX NC AL.

1910 Roosevelt, Portales Co., NM census:  MONROE, A.T., 44, m1x 21yr, TX VA TX, retail dry goods; Mary C., wife, 41, 4ch 4liv, TX NC MS; George M., son, 20, s, TX; Sarah E., dau, 17, s, TX; Mary, dau, 14, TX; A.T., Jr., son, 12, LA.

1920 Bexar Co., TX census:  MONROE, Armistead T., 53, TX VA TX, traveler Refining Co.,; Mary C., wife, 51, TX NC AL; JONES, Sara E., dau, 27, married, music teacher, TX TX TX; Mary E., grand daughter, 4 ?/12, TX TX TX.

Source Information James Monroe:

1880 Houston Co., TX Pct. 1 census:  MONROE, James, 28, farmer, TX VA TN; Hannah, f, 24, wife, k/h, TX MS SC; BUSH, John, black male, 40, servant; FULGHAM, Lizzie, white female, 12, ward, at home, TX AL ?; ALLEN, George, black, 28, farmer; Sallie, b, f, 25, k/h; Etta, b, f, 4; Babe, b, m, 2.

Houston County, TX - TXGenWeb Project Site

Designed and Maintained by:  Billie Nichols Bennett, Coordinator