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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Monroe, Andrew 1792- 1871 (search)
Monroe, Andrew 1792-1871 Clergyman; born in Virginia, Oct. 29, 1792; became a Methodist preacher in 1815, joining the Ohio conference. He was sent as a circuit rider to the outline settlements in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri, the greater portion of his labors being in Missouri, where he was known as the patriot of Methodism. He died in Mexico, Mo., Nov. 18, 1871.