Drury Hargrove was born in Montogmery Co., Tn before 1810 and died after 1870. He m Francis Taylor before 1850. Children were James Monroe Sr. b. 1833 d. 1905 and Taylor Hargrove. After Frances' death he moved to Dickson Co. and m Charity Narcissie Brown who died after 1900, Humphreys Co., children: Timothy Brown Hargrove, and William Collier b. 1851 m Martha E. Adams in 1876.
James Monroe Sr. born in Hardin Co, KY m Lydia West b 1823. In the 1880 census, Benton Co. wife was deceased, he lived in the 5th district, house 48, and was 46. Children were: Mary b. 1855 d. 1916, Jane b. 1855 d. 1920, Jerome (J.R.) b. 1859 d 1936, Will b 1862 d 1949, Mandy (buried in Dyersburg Cemetery), Rosa b 1865 d 1943, Belle b 1868. After Lydia's death James m Augusta Ford Fur, a widow with three children: Bob, Dexter, and Chessie (Fur). Children to this union were: James Monroe Jr.(Jim) b 1888 d 1945 and Jenny Hargrove Hardin (Annie Guy).
James Monroe's children families are as follows: Mary m Alf Register, children: Archie and Nora. After Alf's death she m George Ashby, children: Nogie, Sissy, and Eva. George children by first marriage: Carmie, Elex, and Della. Jane m. Jacob Cooper, no children to this union. Jacob's children by his first wife Martha Brackins were: Mary Jane, Susan Emiline, Betty Ann, Charles Preston, John Green, William Thomas, Luada Gertrude, and Martha Paralee. Jerome m Martha Elizabeth Kirk 1888 b 1869 d 1922, children: Eula b 1889 d 1968, Archie Curnel b 1892 d 1980, Clara b 1896 d 1928, Lavina b 1899 d 1905, Vonnie b 1902 d 1977, Lillian b 1906. Will m Henretta Benton b 1871 d 1923, children: Graden b 1898 d 1965, Thomas Oder b 1896 d 1960, Minnie b 1900 d 1956, Vallie b 1904 d 1929, Elmer b 1912. Mandy m Harve Medaris, children m: Allie and Jim. Rosa m Luther Bridges Sr. child: Luther Bridges Jr., Luther Sr. died and she m William V. Robinson, children: Claude b 1895, Ethel b 1900, Vennie and Lillian (Lil) b 1904. Bell m Ernest Townsend, child: Earnest Townsend Jr., they divorced and she later m Harve Webb, children: Commie and Odell. James Monroe Jr. (Jim) m Eva Roland, children: Eva Mae b 1914, Leaborn b 1912 d 1919, Lindel b 1916, Camilla b 1918, Maudell b 1920, Neil b 1922. Billie Joe b 1939. Jenny m Enoch Hardin, children: Nannie, Jim and Hal.
James Monroe's grandchildrens families: Archie Register m Ollie Rogers daughter: Estie Ripley. Nora Register m Abe Butler, children: Albert, Alma, Exie, Emma, Ruth, Mildred, Ava Mae, Lillie and Donnie. /Nogie Ashby m Vonnie Robinson children: Curtis, Cluster, Alta, Wayne, Milburn, J. D. and Lois. /Sissy Ashby m William Rogers (Will), children: Clyde, Paul, Kate, Gilbert, Houston, Ray and Bruce./ Eva m Harrison Nolen child: Arabia Nolen/ Eula m Chester Cole 1910 b 1886 d 1964, children: Lilliy b. 1911 d 1982, Milburn b 1916, Othera b 1912, Chestine b 1914, Tulis (Bob) b 1929, Betty Jean b 1917, and Frankie b 1932./ Archie Curnel m Mertie Lee Hollowell 1916 b 1896 d 1972, children: Leola Dell b 1917, Dalphy Mae b 1920,
Florine b 1922, Carline b 1923./ Clara m Foster Norden 1914, b 1886, children: Pauline b 1916. Lottie b 1923, Cannie b 1919, and Sue 1929./ Vonnie m. Alonzo Norden 1919, children: Bernice b 1922, Claudine b 1924, Lonell b 1933, Weldon b 1927./ Lillian m Rev. Neil Butler 1922, b 1904 d 1986, children: Leland Everett b 1928, Lorelle b 1923, Myron Timothy b 1943./ Graden m Minnie Taylor b 1902 child: Sue Tubbs b 1931./ Thomas Oder m Eva Mae McDowell 1931, b 1905 d 1970 child: Delama Nell Heiser b 1932./ Minnie m Olger Dickerson b 1894 d 1948. She gave the money to build McCauley's Chapel, Buena Vista, Rd., both are buried there in the cemetery./Vallie m Jessie Prater 1924, b 1900 d 1982, child: James Prater b 1927/ Elmer married Tescue Jones 1933, child: Joann b 1939 d 1943./ Luther Bridges Jr. m Bennie Hicks, children: L. T., Fern, and Orda./ Claude Robinson m Ela Horn children: J. D. and Maxine Payne./ Ethyl m a Perdue./ Vinnie m Garvin Rogers, child: Billie Lopez./ Lillian m Paul Pratt Williams./ Eva Mae m Connie Barker, children: Charlies, Joe, Neal, and Ronald Lee./ Lindel m Margie Helsie, children: Jimmy, and Lindel Louis./ Camilla m Raymond Neal Sr.. children: Frances Stringer, Carolyn Noles, Robert James. Raymond Lawrence Jr., Judy Carol Hurt, and Jerry Lee Neal./ Maudell m James Walton King, child: James Walton Jr. second marriage to William Weatherford, no children./ Neil m Dorothy Colley, children: Tommie, Dottie, Lee, Micheal, Christopher, and Teresa Marie./ Billie Joe m Jennie Herrin.
James Monroe live with his children the last few years of his life. He was a patent medicine doctor and rode a hourse to serve the country people. Research done by Micheal Colley Hargrove, Dalphy Ross, Theda Ross and Janet Ross
- Contributed by Janet Ross (Submitted by Theda Ross)