CS Con -Monroe, Thomas Bell, Sr. - C.S. Delegate, KY

Thomas Bell Monroe Sr.:


Born: October 7, 1791
Birthplace: Albemarle County Virginia
Father: Andrew Augustine Monroe 1760 – 1836
Mother: Ann Bell 1760 – 1795

Wife: Eliza Palmer Adair 1790 – 1871
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery Pass Christian Mississippi)

Victor Monroe 1813 – 1856
(Buried: Masonic Memorial Park Tumwater Washington)
Anna Monroe Pindell 1815 – 1873
(Buried: The Lexington Cemetery Lexington Kentucky)
Katherine Adair Monroe 1817 – 1900
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery Pass Christian Mississippi)
Polly Hardin Monroe 1820 – 1913
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery Pass Christian Mississippi)
John Adair Monroe 1823 – 1873
(Buried: Unknown Burial Place)
Elizabeth Adair Monroe Leovy 1828 – 1905
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery Pass Christian Mississippi)
Major Thomas Bell Monroe Jr. 1833 – 1862
(Buried: Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort Kentucky)
Captain Benjamin James Monroe 1839 – 1862
(Buried: Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort Kentucky)

Distant Cousin:
US President James Monroe 1758 – 1831
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)

Political Party: Democratic Party


1821: Graduated from Transylvania University Law School

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Frankfort Kentucky
1823 – 1824: Kentucky State Secretary of State
1833 – 1834: United States District Attorney in Kentucky
1834 – 1861: Judge of United States District Court of Kentucky
Law Professor at University of Louisiana (Tulane University)
Law Professor at Transylvania University & Western Military Academy
Known to have conducted a law class at his home Montrose.

Civil War Career:
Took oath of allegiance to the Confederate Government in Kentucky
1861–1862: Kentucky Delegate Confederate States Provisional Congress
He was active in protecting the rights of border – sate citizens.
Strongly supported centralizing the powers of government
Helped write the Confederate States Government Constitution
1862: Choose not to be a candidate for regular Confederate Congress

December 24, 1865
Place of Death: Pass Christian Mississippi
Age at time of Death: 74 years old
Burial Place: Live Oak Cemetery Pass Christian Mississippi
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He filled the vacant seat caused by John Boyle's death on the United States District Court for the District of Kentucky. The nomination was by Andrew Jackson on Febuary 20, 1834. He served until September 18, 1861 when he resigned.