John B. Monroe was born in North Carolina February 10, 1820, being the son of Johnson and Sallie (Hanks) Monroe. The father, with our subject, came to Tennessee in 1844, the mother having died when our subject was but three years old. The father died in Christian County, Ky., in 1858. Our subject was married March 1, 1849, to Nancy Ann Luttrel. The union has resulted in eleven children:Sarah E., born November 27, 1849 (deceased); Leegran, born May 25, 1851; Andrew J., born November 1, 1853; Rosa I., born March 5, 1856 (deceased); John W., born October 31, 1858; Susie W., born July 26, 1861; Mary C., born March 26, 1864; Robert J., born July 16, 1866 (deceased); Nancy A., born December 27, 1868; Thomas W., born December 21, 1871, and Elvira M., born October 31, 1877. Our subject has been an agriculturist all his life. In November, 1861, he entered the civil war, under T. Grigsby, at Charlotte, where he served for eighteen months, being taken prisoner at Fort Donelson. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Politically he is a Democrat. His wife is a member of the Free-Will Baptist Church.