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HISTORY OPF TEXAS.
Lucy A. (Gatewood) Moncure, natives also.
of that State. The Moncure family are
French Huguenots, and fled from France to
Scotland about 1608, and from there the ancestor
of the present family came to America,
inl the person of Rev. John Moncure.
He was born in the parish of Kinoff, now
county of Kincardine, Scotland, in 1709 or
1710, emigrated to Virginia in about 1733,
and died March 10, 1764. His wife, nee
Frances Brown, was a daughter of Dr. Gustavus
and Frances (Fawke) Brown, natives of
Maryland. The Fawkes are a noted family
of England. Rev. IMoncure engaged in
teaching in Northumberland county, studied
theology, returned to England, and received
ordination at the hands of the Lord Bishop of
London. After returning to Virginia he becaine
assistant minister to Rev. Scott, rector
of Overwharton parish, Stafford county, Virginia,
and after the latter's death le became
his successor. He was the father of five
children: John B., born July 13, 1744, died
in infancy; Frances, who married Travers
Daniel; John, born January 22, 1746, married
Ann Conway; and Jean, born in 1753.
was married in 1775 to General (also Governor)
James Wood, of Virginia, and died in
1822. The second son, John, was the father
of five children: John; William; Agnes, who
married John Robinson; Edwin; and Ann,
\ho was twice married, to Thomas and Richard
Garkins. The eldest son,John Moncure,
ilarried Alice Peachy, and they had nine
children, viz.: John, Alice P., Frances A.
(who married John G. Hull), Thomas G.,
Hannah (who became the wife of Michael
Wallace), William A., Richard C. L., Edwin
R. and Henry L. Thus the first born son of
each of the early families was called John,
and this form still continues. The grandfather
of our subject was the fourth in a di
rect line from Rev. John
Moncure, and was
born November 1, 1772. He hlad nine clildren,
of whomi William, the father of our
subject, was the third in order of birth. IIe
was born November 27, 1803, and 'lied in
Alarch, 1862. le was married March 4,
1828, and had thirteen children, eleven of
whom grew to years of maturity, namely:
John J.. our subject; William Cassius, who
was married in 1860, to Allenia AM. Cottiell;
Thomas J., was twice married, first to Fannie
Washington MAoncure, and afterward to her
sister, Margarete Moncure; Anna George,
became the wife of Daniel W. Norman; St.
Leger Landon married Lucy George Oliver;
Eustace Conway married Fannie M. Irl-y;
Mary Alice became the wife of Samuel B3urk;
Rubynetta married William HI. Glasscock;
Cassandria Oliver became the wife of William
H. Lyne; Richard Travers married Ann J.
Gaskins; and Lucy, who died unmarried.
lIon. William A. Moncure, the father of
our subject, was educated in William and
Mary's college, Virginia, and in early life was
engaged in farming. H served his native
county as Representative to the State Legislature
for four years, and was then elected to
tlhe State Senate, but resigned that position
after serving a few terms. He next served
as Auditor of Public Accounts until his death,
having devoted the most of his life to the
public. ZMr. Moncure's brother, Hon. Richard
Cassius, served as President Judge of the
Virginia Court of Appeals from 1852 to
1864. He received the honorable degree of
LL. D., at the Washington and Lee University,
in 1872. lI/e was the father of Hon.
John C. Moncure, of Louisiana.
Captain John James Moncure, the subject
of this sketch, was educated in the schools of
Hanover county, Virginia, under Rev. Fox.
At the age of nineteen years he engaged in
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