Josiah Munro

Capt.Josiah Munro, 1st Regiment N.H. Continental Line – Original Member

Josiah Munro was born February 12, 1745 in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was the son of Marrett and Deliverance (Parker) Munro. He married Susan Fitch of Bedford on November 16, 1768. He appears on the Massachusetts rolls during the Battle of Bunker Hill as a Sergeant in Captain William Scott’s Company of the 1st New Hampshire. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st New Hampshire, Continental Line on January 1, 1777. During the Continental Army’s encampment at Valley Forge, he appears as a 2nd Lieutenant again under Captain William Scott and further is listed as “Present” for December 1777, April-June 1778 and taking a Furlough January to March 1778. He was appointed Quartermaster of the Regiment on August 23, 1778 and served in that position until being commissioned a Captain on June 5, 1780. He served till 1783.

After the Revolution he became one of the original 30 members of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire on November 18, 1783. He lived in Amherst, New Hampshire after the war.

He died in Marietta, Ohio in August of 1801. His son Joseph Fitch Munro (1774-1847) married Polly Cass (1788-1864), daughter of fellow New Hampshire member Jonathan Cass.

Sources: Frederic Kidder, History of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution (Albany, 1868), 119; Selected Wartime Service Records of Captain Josiah Munro.