Joseph Monroe was born in 1757 in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He was the son of William Monroe and Eunice Dean. He married Rebecca _____. I am descended from their daughter, Sarah, who was born circa 1793 and married Charles Ohara Middlebrook.
My fifth great-grandfather, Joseph, served as a Private in the Revolutionary War in the 7th Regiment, Connecticut Line under Captain Lemuel Cliff and Colonel Herman Swift.
Joseph died on March 24, 1824 at the age of 67 in Ridgefield. He was buried there on March 26, 1824.