John Gillard Monroe was born in 1855 in Richard county to Isham J Monroe and Ellen B Percival Monroe.
1920 Census Information:
According to the United States census reported on January 10, 1920, J G Monroe (35) rented a home in Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina with his wife Minnie Monroe (27) and their children; Dezma Monroe (10), Hezma Monroe (8), Fannie Monroe (5), William Monroe (4) and Bertie Monroe (2). It was reported that all family members were born in South Carolina. J G Monroe was a farmer on a general farm.
1930 Census Information:
According to the United States census reported on April 9, 1930, John G Monroe (44), rented a home in Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina, with his wife, Minnie Monroe (38) and their children; Dezma Monroe (19), Hezma Monroe (18), Fannie Monroe (15), Willard Monroe (13) and Roberta Monroe (11). It was reported that all family members were born in South Carolina. John G Monroe was a farmer on a general farm.
On April 26, 1931, Mr. J. G. Monoe, was mentioned in the newspaper article BLANEY
John Gillard Monroe, 59, died at his residence, 5411 Middleton street, at 11:50, June 1, 1945, after being in declining health for several years.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Union Baptist Church near Blaney.
Mr. Monroe was a descendant of the old Percival family and they were among the early settlers of Columbia. He was a member of the Monroe family that settled near Liberty Hill.
He was survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Minnie Green Motley; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Birchmore, Mrs. Barnwell Putnam, Mrs. Herman Livingston, Mrs. Robert Dennis, all of Columbia; one son, James Willar of Blaney, and seven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. W. A. Sanders of Camden; one brother, Gillyard Pervical Monroe of Blaney, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held from the Talbert funeral Home at 5 p.m, Saturday, June 2, 1945, conducted by the Rev. A. L. Wilis, The Rev. L. G. Payne and the Rev. A. B. Kennedy. Interment will be in the Union Baptist churchyard at Blaney.
Active pallbearers were Dupre Precival, Heyward Kelly, Norman Sanders, Joe Edens, Frank Jordan and Boykin Rose.
Honorary was be J. Drake Edens, Dr. J. A. Fort, John W. Conder, J. A. Riley, Ware Carnes, Dr. W. D. Grigsby, J. D. Bailey and S. W. Rose.
On November 12, 1996, John Gillard Monroe was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of James Willard Monroe.