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Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter XXIV: Genealogy of the Munroe Family

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[This information is from p. 287 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this page.]

The notorious and infamous Tory, Major John Munroe, a young Scotchman, settled here. His brutality to prisoners was in so direct a violation of the laws of civilized warfare, that he was dismissed from the English service. He left no descendants, at least, none that acknowledged the paternity. Fearing that investigation may discover his blood still running in a townsman's veins, his name and record will be mercifully dismissed from these papers.

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