Robert Munson1

b. circa 1750
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Great-granduncle of George Poindexter Munson Sr.
3rd great-granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Munson and Allied Families
     Robert Munson was born circa 1750 in South Carolina.1 He was the son of NN Munson.1 He married Winifred (—?—) circa 1772.2 His estate was probated on 1 July 1816 in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi Territory.1
     Williamson (p. 24) writes,
...records indicate that Robert and Jesse Munson were in South Carolina in the 1780s, obtained Spanish land grants in the Natchez District of New Spain in 1787, and left South Carolina for Kentucky (and probably for the Natchez District) in about 1790. They arrived at Natchez by flatboat from Holston, Virginia, in April of 1792, and are listed as residents of Villa Gayoso in the Natchez District in the 1792 Spanish census.
     It is not known how long the Munson brothers lived in Villa Gayoso before they moved to their land grants about ninety miles to the south. Records show that they lived in the Natchez District, Mississippi Territory the remainder of their lives. However, their lands actually lay in the Spanish District of Feliciana in the Orleans Territory of New Spain. It appears that Robert prospered while Jesse was poor and illiterate. Williamson believes this accounts for Robert's descendants staying in Louisiana while Jesse's later moved to Texas.

Children of Robert Munson and Winifred (—?—)


  1. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, The Munsons of Texas, an American Saga, First Edition manuscript (Dallas:, 1987), 56.
  2. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, Munsons of Texas, 60.
  3. [S415] Thurmond A. Williamson, "The Robert Munson Family of Louisiana - 1792-present," in The Munsons of Texas, an American Saga. (Dallas: Thurmond A. Williamson, 1987).