MUNCY

Munsey, Munsey
Mounsey, Monceaux

 Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

à         A William Munsey  of Cambridge England left a will dated 9 Jul 1583 (proved 12 Nov 1584), in which he names a brother Samuel.  (This could possibly be a close relative of Francis Muncy ).

à         In 1686 there was a William Muncy  in what is now Durham, New Hampshire.  At that time he was living in Kittery, Maine.  He moved from Maine to Dover, New Hampshire where in 1698 he accidentally drowned in the Piscataqua River. 

à         In 1693, there was a Thomas Muncy  found in New York City serving as a Surveyor of the Port.  He is found in 1697 as a Deputy Collector. 

à         A Mary Muncy  m. 9 Aug 1650, Braintree, Massachusetts to John Sanders .

à         The relationship of these early Muncy’s to the established ancestor, Francis Muncy , is unknown .[i]

Francis Muncy  first came from England to America.  He came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a young man.  He appears in the Ipswich, Massachusetts records before 1659.

Francis Muncy

Francis Muncy , b. England; d. bef. 30 Mar 1675, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; m. 6 Dec 1659, Ipswich, Massachusetts to Hannah Adams ,  daughter of William Adams , Sr.  (one of the first settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony), b. abt. 1639; d. aft. 24 Aug 1680.

After the birth of his son, John, the family moved from Ipswich, Massachusetts to Long Island, New York.  During the years 1659-1675, Francis Muncy  was active in the affairs of the community.  Francis Muncy was a Planter, on 10 Dec 1664 he petitioned to build a grist mill, on 29 Dec 1664 he was among several men who were chosen to act as one of Townsmen in Towne affairs for one year, ffrancis Mancy (Muncy)  served as Constable for the town of Seatalcott.

Francis & Hannah (Adams) Muncy  had (2) two children:

1.  John Muncy , b.  24 Oct. 1660, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. 1690; m. Hannah Brewster .
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.  Samuel Muncy , b. 1674, Long Island, New York.

After the death of Francis Muncy , Hannah remarried 2nd 11 Jun 1675, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York to John Ramsden , a widower of Newtown, Long Island; d. 1686; m.3rd- Oct 1687 to Thomas Wickenham , a widower of Newtown, Long Island

John Muncy

1.  John Muncy , b. 1660, Ipswich, Massachusetts (baptized 24 Oct 1660); d. 19 Feb 1690, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; m. ca 1680 (est.), Brookhaven, Long Island, New York to Hannah Brewster , daughter of Rev. Nathaniel  & Sarah (Ludlow) Brewster , b. ca. 1669, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; d. p. 1749, Brookhaven, New York. John & Hannah (Brewster) Muncy  had (3) three children:

1.1.       John Muncy , Jr., named for his father, John Muncy .
1.2.       Francis Muncy , II, b. bapt. 24 Oct 1680, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; named for his grandfather, Francis Muncy ; m. Abigail Skidmore .
1.3.      Nathaniel Muncy , named for his grandfather, Nathaniel Brewster .

After the death of John Muncy , Hannah (Brewster) Muncy  m2nd aft 18 Jul 1691, Long Island, New York to Samuel Thompson , son of John Thompson  of Long Island.

Francis Muncy II

1.2.  Francis Muncy , II , son of John & Hannah (Brewster) Muncy , b. bapt. 24 Oct 1680, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; He was named for his grandfather, Francis Muncy ; d. 1738, Kent County, Delaware; m. abt 1707, Smithtown(?), Long Island, New York to Abigail Skidmore , daughter of John  & Susannah (Smith) Skidmore , b. ca. 1670, Jamaica, Long Island, New York; d. p. 1744, Kent County, Delaware. 

 Francis  & Abigail Muncy  were living in Smithtown, Long Island, New York in 1707.  They moved to Kent County, Delaware before Aug 1732.  On 4 May 1737 he was granted a Warrant for 200 acres of land.  The land was surved after 15 Oct 1741, at the request of his son Thomas.  The 220 acres was called “Munsey’s Mount”.

 Francis & Abigail (Skidmore) Muncy had eight (8) children:

1.2.1.       Hannah Muncy .
1.2.2.       John Muncy .
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3.       Thomas Muncy
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4.       Nathaniel Muncy
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5.       Samuel Muncy , b. ca. 1710, Smithtown, Long Island, New York; d. abt. 1794, Montgomery County, VA; m. Mary Skidmore.
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6.       Belliharen Muncy .
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7.       Francis Muncy .
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8.       Ann Muncy .

Samuel MuncyO

1.2.5.  Samuel Muncy , son of Francis  & Abigail (Skidmore) Muncy , b. ca. 1710, Smithtown, Long Island, New York; d. abt. 1794, Montgomery County, VA; m. ca. 1730/8, Kent County, Delaware to Mary Skidmore , daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth (Unknown)  Skidmore [of Dover, Delaware] ,[ii], b. ca 1710, Kent County, Delaware; d. unknown , Montgomery County, VA.

Prior to the Revolutionary War, Samuel was a well to do owner of a tobacco plantation.  Samuel had inherited a plantation from his uncle Thomas Skidmore.

Revolutionary War Service

Samuel Muncy  served in the Revolutionary War.  He was a member of Captain Linkhorn’s Company of Militia from Augusta County, Virginia. ,[iii]

Samuel Muncy  remained in Kent County, Delaware until sometime after the death of his father, Francis Muncy .   Samuel and his family, moved from Kent County, Delaware to Augusta County, Virginia.  On 28 Mar 1786, Samuel was excused from paying taxes, in Montgomery Co., VA.

Samuel & Mary (Skidmore) Muncy had nine (9) children:

1.2.5.1.      Francis Muncy
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.      Skidmore Muncy , b. prior to 1738, Kent County, Delaware; d. 1797, Wythe County, VA; m. Mary Scott  
1.2.5.3.      William Muncy
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.     Samuel Muncy , Jr. , b. ca. 1738; Revolutionary War Veteran; m. Agness Craven .
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.      Obediah Muncy
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.       Holton Muncy m. Alice/Alsey Layne
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.      Nathaniel Muncy
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.     Luke Muncy m. Mary (Unknown)
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.       Thomas Muncy m. Rachel (Unknown)

Skidmore Muncy/Munsey O

1.2.5.3.  Skidmore Muncy , son of Samuel & Mary (Skidmore) Muncy , b. prior to 1738, Kent County, Delaware; d. bef. 1 Jul 1797, Wythe County, VA; m. 1756, Augusta County, VA to Mary Scott , daughter of Samue l & Ann Scott , b. a. 1740, Orange County, VA; d. p. 1797, Wythe County, VA.

Skidmore Muncy  was given the family name of his maternal grandmother, Abigail Skidmore .  Skidmore was held in high regard by his relatives and was prominent in the community affairs.  On 22 Nov 1759 Skidmore Muncy  was appointed guardian of Jean Scott .  At a later date he was appointed guardian of Samuel Scott , Jr.   Jean and Samuel Scott, Jr.  were sister/brother to Mary (Scott) Muncy his wife.

Skidmore acquired land in Augusta County, Virginia.  He was an active citizen while living in Augusta Co., VA.  He left the county before 1775 and appears in Fincastle Co., VA on 2 May 1775.

Revolutionary War Service

He served in Captain McCorkle ’s Company (5 Sept 1777) and in Captain Patton ’s Company (24 May 1781) during the Revolutionary War.  At the Court held in Montgomery County, VA on 2 Apr 1782, he is paid 15 £ for wintering Beef for the Continental Army (OBK - Page 765).

On 2 Jan 1761 his name appears on a petition for a road.  The following year on 19 Aug 1762, he served as a juror in Augusta County.  1 Jul 1797, reveals that his estate is appraised as having a value of $582.08.  Among the items found in his estate are:

cattle, hogs, horses, sheep, grain, three (3) spinning wheels, one (1) loom, eight (8) books, pewter ware, tinware, stove, bookcase, twenty (20) pool wooden ware, two (2) iron pots, a man’s saddle, smoothing iron, glass ware, pair shears, bed, furniture; and twelve (12) acres of small grain[iv]

 Samuel  & Mary (Scott) Muncy  had ten (10) children:

1.2.5.3.1.    Abigail Muncy , m. 17 Oct 1785, Montgomery Co., VA to Thomas Pauley  (Polly).
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2.    John , Muncy b.  Augusta Co., VA; d. Mar 1847, Lee Co., VA; m. 29 May 1787, Montgomery Co., VA to Naomi Muncy, daughter of William  & Elizabeth  Munsey.
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3.    Margaret Muncy , m. 11 Apr 1787, Montgomery Co., VA to William Pauley  (Polly).
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4.    Rachel Muncy , m1st 2 Jul 1790 to Thomas Forguson  (Ferguson); m2nd 12 Jul 1801 to Jacob Stinson .
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5.    Jane Muncy , m. John Stafford .
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6.    Mary Muncy , b.  ca. 1775, Augusta County, VA; d. 1826-1827, Lee County, VA; m. 6 Sept 1794, Montgomery Co., VA to Arthur  Blankenship .
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7.    David Muncy , m. 12 Sept 1793 to Nancy Nicemonger ; m2nd bef 7 mar 1808 to Mary Brown ing .
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8.    Jeremiah Muncy , m. 25 May 1799 to Elizabeth Skyles .
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9.    Zachariah Muncy , m. 22 Apr 1805, Wythe Co., VA to Ann Oney .
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10.Lydia Muncy , m. 22 Apr 1805, Wythe Co., VA to David Oney

Samuel Muncy Jr. O

1.2.5.4.  Samuel Muncy , Jr. , son of Samuel  & Mary (Skidmore) Muncy , b. ca. 1738; Revolutionary War Veteran; m. Agness Craven . Samuel  & Agness (Craven) Muncy , Jr. had five (5) children:

1.2.5.4.1.    Hannah Muncy
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.2.    Peter Muncy
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.3.    James Muncy
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.4.    Frances A. Muncy ,  b. 3 Feb 1788; d. 1864; m. Lovey Randolph , daughter of Willoghby  & Frances (Thornton) Randolph , b. Princess Ann Co., VA/
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.5.    Reuben Muncy

Mary Muncy/Munsey

1.2.5.3.6.  Mary Muncy /Munsey , daughter of Skidmore  & Mary (Scott) Muncy, b. ca. 1775, Augusta County, VA; d. 1826-1827, Lee County, VA; m. 6 Sept 1794, Montgomery County, VA to Arthur Blankenship , b. 1770, Chesterfield County, VA; d. 1865, Lee County, VA.  Arthur & Mary Blankenship  had a daughter:

1.2.5.3.6.1.  Elizabeth Muncy , b.  1802, Tazewell County, VA; m. Elias Harber .

Elizabeth Blankenship

1.2.5.3.6.1.  Elizabeth Blankenship , daughter of Arthur  & Mary (Muncy)  Blankenship , b. 1802, Tazewell County, VA; d. p. 1870, Lee County, VA; m. **ca. 1818 to Elias Harber , son of Jeremiah  & Elizabeth (Reynolds) Harber .  Elias & Elizabeth had children.  SEE BLANKENSHIP & HARBER

**$The date of marriage is based on the birth of their first child in 1819.


[i] “Early Settlers of Lee County Virginia and Adjacent Counties, Vol. II”, compiled by Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales, p. 1122-1124, 1129-1130
[ii]
Vol. 2, p. 82
[iii]
Vol. 2, p. 82
[iv]
“The Descendants of Francis Muncy  I with Allied Families, Part I”, by Mary Edith Shaw, p. 13