MUNSEY

Muncy, Muncey

Supplemental Information to "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith & Associated Families, Vol 1" © 1996, Judy Parsons Smith, p. 109-112.

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]

Mr Munsey

Mr Munsey , b. ca. 1615, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; d. Massachusetts; bur. Massachusetts; m. ca. 1634, Massachusetts to Miss Unknown , b. ca. 1615, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; d. Massachusetts; bur. Massachusetts.

Mr & Mrs. Munsey  had a (1) son:

Francis Munsey

Francis Munsey , son of Mr. & Mrs. Munsey , b. ca. 1631, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; d. bef. 30 Mar 1675, Ipswich, Long Island, New York; bur. Massachusetts; m. 6 Dec 1659 in either Ipswich, Long Island, New York or Massachusetts to Hannah Adams , daughter of William Adams Sr[1], b. 1639, Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts; d. aft 1716. 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.

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 ’s records before 1659.

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 ) Munsey  had at least two (2) children:

1.       Samuel Muncy , b. 1674, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; d. ca. 1701, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York.  
2.      
John Muncey , b. 24 Oct 1660, Ipswich, Essex , Massachusetts ; chr. 24 Oct 1660, Ipswich , Massachusetts ; d. 10 Feb 1690, Brookhaven, Long Island , New York

John Muncey

2.  John Muncey , son of Francis  & Hannah ( Adams ) Munsey , b. 24 Oct 1660, Ipswich, Essex , Massachusetts ; chr. 24 Oct 1660, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. 10 Feb 1690, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; m 1st ca. 1680 (est.), Brookhaven, Long Island, New York to Hannah Brewster , daughter of Nathaniel  & Sarah (Ludlow) Brewster , b. ca. 1669, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; d. 11 Nov. 1755, Long Island, New York; Hannah (Brewster) Muncey  m 2nd 28 Apr 1699, Long Island, New York to Samuel Thompson , son of John Thompson  of Long Island.

John  & Hannah (Brewster) Muncy  had three (3) children:

2.1.        John Muncy Jr. – named for his father, John Muncy.  
2.2.       
Francis Muncy   II , bapt. 24 Oct 1680, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York. – Named for his grandfather, Francis Muncy.  
2.3.       
Nathaniel Muncy – named for his grandfather, Nathaniel Brewster

Francis Muncy II

2.2.  Francis Muncy II[ii] , son of John  & Hannah (Brewster) Muncey , bapt. 24 Oct 1680, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; d. 1738, Kent Co., Delaware; m. bef. 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.

He was named for his grandfather, Francis Muncy.

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 surveyed after 15 Oct 1741, at the request of his son Thomas.  The 220 acres was called “Munsey’s Mount”.

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

1.2.1.   Hannah Muncy  
1.2.2.  
John Muncy  
1.2.3.  
Thomas Muncy  
1.2.4.  
Nathaniel Muncy  
1.2.5.  
Samuel Muncy  Sr , b. 1712, Smithtown, Long Island, New York; d. ca. 1794, Montgomery Co., VA; m. to Mary Skidmore .  
1.2.6.  
Belliharen Muncy  
1.2.7.  
Francis Muncy  
1.2.8.  
Ann Muncy

Samuel Muncy  Sr .O

2.2.5.  Samuel Muncy  Sr [iii], son of Francis  & Abigail (Skidmore) Muncy  II, b. 1712, Smithtown, Long Island, New York; d. ca. 1794, Montgomery Co., VA; m. ca. 1730/8, Kent County, Delaware to Mary Skidmore , daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth (Unknown)  Skidmore [of Dover, Delaware][iv], b. ca 1710, Kent County, Delaware; d . 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. ,[v]

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 , Sr. had nine (9) children:

2.2.5.1.    Francis Muncy  
2.2.5.2.   
Skidmore Muncy , b. 1737, Russell, VA; d. bef. 1 Jul 1797, Wythe, VA; m. to Mary Scott.  
2.2.5.3.   
William Muncy  
2.2.5.4.   
Samuel Muncy  Jr . O, b. 1740; d. 1811; Revolutionary War Veteran; m. Agness Craven .  
2.2.5.5.   
Obediah Muncy  
2.2.5.6.   
Holton Muncy , b. 1750; d. ca. 1830; m. Alice /Alsey Layne
2.2.5.7.    Nathaniel Muncy , b. ca. 1734, Russell, VA.  
2.2.5.8.   
Luke Muncy , m. Mary Unknown .  
2.2.5.9.   
Thomas Muncy

Skidmore Muncy/MunseyO

2.2.5.2.  Skidmore Muncy[vi] , son of Samuel  & Mary (Skidmore) Muncy , Sr., b. 1737, Russell, VA; d. bef. 1 Jul 1797, Wythe, VA; m. 1756, Augusta County, VA to Mary Scott , daughter of Samue l & Ann Scott , b. ca. 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[vii]

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

2.2.5.2.1.     David Munsey , b. 10 Mar 1773, Russell, VA; d. 17 Jul 1875, Russell, VA; m 1st 12 Sept 1793 to Nancy Nicemonger ; m 2nd bef 7 Mar 1808 to Mary Browning.  
2.2.5.2.2.    
John Munsey , b. 1764, Russell, VA; d. Mar 1847 – 17 Jul 1857, Lee Co., VA; m. 29 May 1787, Montgomery Co., VA to Naomi Muncy, daughter of William  & Elizabeth  Munsey
2.2.5.2.3.    
Zachariah Munsey , b. Oct 1782, Russell, VA; d. 6 Mar 1856, Wythe, VA; , m. 22 Apr 1805, Wythe Co., VA to Ann Oney.  
2.2.5.2.4.    
Abigail Muncy , m. 17 Oct 1785, Montgomery Co., VA to Thomas Pauley  (Polly).  
2.2.5.2.5.    
Margaret Muncy , m. 11 Apr 1787, Montgomery Co., VA to William Pauley  (Polly).  
2.2.5.2.6.    
Rachel Muncy , m1st 2 Jul 1790 to Thomas Forguson  (Ferguson); m2nd 12 Jul 1801 to Jacob Stinson .  
2.2.5.2.7.    
Jane Muncy , m. John Stafford.  
2.2.5.2.8.    
Mary Muncy , b.  ca. 1775, Augusta County, VA; d. 1826-1827, Lee County, VA; m. 6 Sept 1794, Montgomery Co., VA to Arthur  Blankenship .  
2.2.5.2.9.    
Jeremiah Muncy , m. 25 May 1799 to Elizabeth Skyles .  
2.2.5.2.10.  Lydia Muncy , m. 22 Apr 1805, Wythe Co., VA to David Oney

Samuel Muncy  Jr . O

2.2.5.4.  Samuel Muncy  Jr [viii], son of Samuel  & Mary (Skidmore) Muncy , Sr., b. 1740; d. 1811; m. Agness Craven . 

Revolutionary War ServiceO:

Samuel Muncy  Jr . served in the Revolutionary War.

Samuel  & Agness (Craven) Muncy  Jr. had five (5) children:

2.2.5.4.1.     Hannah Muncy  
2.2.5.4.2.    
Peter Muncy  
2.2.5.4.3.    
James Muncy  
2.2.5.4.4.    
Frances A. Muncy , b. 3 Feb 1788; d. 1864; m. Lovey Randolph , daughter of Willoghby  & Frances (Thornton) Randolph , b. Princess Ann Co., VA  
2.2.5.4.5.    
Reuben Muncy

Mary Muncy

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

Arthur & Mary (Muncy) Blankenship had:

2.2.5.2.8.1.      Elizabeth Muncy, b. 1802, Tazewell Co., VA; m. to Elias Harber.

James Muncy

2.2.5.4.3.  James Muncy[ix] , son of Samuel  & Agnes (Craven) Muncy, Jr., b. 1790; d. 1854.

James Muncy  Sr . had a (1) son:

2.2.5.4.3.1.        John Muncy, b. 1830; d. 1902-08

John Muncy

2.2.5.4.3.1.  John Muncy[x] , son of James Muncy  Sr , b. 1830; d. 1902-08.

John Muncy  had a (1) son:

 2.2.5.4.3.1.1.  Franklin Taylor Munsey, b. 1854

Elizabeth Blankenship

2.2.5.2.8.1.  Elizabeth Muncy, daughter of Arthur & Mary (Muncy) Blankenship, b. 1802, Tazewell Co., VA; d. after 1870, Lee Co., VA; m. ca. 1818[xi] to Elias Harber, son of Jeremiah  & Elizabeth (Reynolds) Harber.  Elias & Elizabeth had children – See Blankenship & Harber.

Franklin Taylor Munsey

2.2.5.4.3.1.1.  Franklin Taylor Munsey[xii],  son of John Muncy , b. 1854 d. ca. 1923.

Franklin Taylor Munsey  had a (1) son:

2.2.5.4.3.1.1.1.  Albert Fielden Munsey, b. 1900

Albert Fielden Munsey

2.2.5.4.3.1.1.1.  Albert Fielden Munsey[xiii] , son of Franklin T. Munsey , b. 1900 d. 1978. 

Albert Fielden Munsey  had a (1) son:

2.2.5.4.3.1.1.1.1.  Howard T. Munsey, b. 1926

Howard T. Munsey

2.2.5.4.3.1.1.1.1.  Howard T. Munsey[xiv] , son of Albert Fielden Munsey , b. 1926. 

Howard T. Munsey  had a (1) son:

2.2.5.4.3.1.1.1.1.1.  James A. Munsey, b. 1950

James A. Munsey

2.2.5.4.3.1.1.1.1.1.  James A. Munsey[xv] , son of Howard T. Munsey , b. 1950, Greeneville, Tennessee. 

James presently lives in Weslaco, Texas where he and his family work as Baptist missionaries to Mexico. He is Supervisor in Mexico for the National Association of Free Will Baptists Home Missions Department. He and his family sing Christian Bluegrass music, and travel extensively promoting the mission work in Mexico.

James A. Munsey  had a (1) son:

2.2.5.4.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.  Matthew James Munsey[xvi] , b. 1984  


[1] William Adams Sr was one of the first settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.


[i] “Early Settlers of Lee County Virginia and Adjacent Counties, Vol. II”, compiled by Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales, p. 1122-1124, 1129-1130
[ii - iii]
For Further Information See "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith & Associated Families, Vol 1" © 1996, Judy Parsons  Smith , p. 110.  
[iv - v] Vol. 2, p. 82
[vi]
For Further Information See "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith & Associated Families, Vol 1" © 1996, Judy Parsons  Smith , p. 111.
[vii]
“The Descendants of Francis Muncy  I with Allied Families, Part I”, by Mary Edith Shaw, p. 13
[viii]
For Further Information See "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith & Associated Families, Vol 1" © 1996, Judy Parsons  Smith , p. 111.
[ix - x]
James A Munsey P. O. Box 90 Weslaco, Texas 78599 (956) 968-2834 JMunsey@AOL.COM James Alan Munsey, 501 West Sugarcane St., Weslaco, Texas 78596, United States, (956) 968-2834, Jmunsey@AOL.com
[xi]
The date of marriage is based on the birth of their first child in 1819.
[xii- xvi]
James A Munsey P. O. Box 90 Weslaco, Texas 78599 (956) 968-2834 JMunsey@AOL.COM James Alan Munsey, 501 West Sugarcane St., Weslaco, Texas 78596, United States, (956) 968-2834, Jmunsey@AOL.com