Elizabeth Monroe (née Kortright; June 30, 1768 – September 23, 1830) was the first lady of the United States from 1817 to 1825, as the wife of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. Due to the fragile condition of Elizabeth's health, many of the duties of official White House hostess were assumed by her eldest daughter, Eliza ...
Eliabeth Monroe (1768-1830) was an American first lady (1817-1825) and wife of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States. Elizabeth and James spent much of their early married...
Elizabeth Monroe, née Elizabeth Kortright, (born June 30, 1768, New York, New York [U.S.]—died September 23, 1830, Oak Hill, Virginia, U.S.), American first lady (1817–25), the wife of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. Although she was noted for her beauty and elegance, her aloofness made her unpopular.
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe served as First Lady of the United States from 1817 to 1825 as the wife of the fifth President, James Monroe. Romance glints from the little that is known about...
Elizabeth Monroe CMG (16 January 1905 – 10 March 1986) was an English historian of South-west Asia. Monroe was appointed Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George in the 1973 New Year Honours for "services to Middle East studies". Works (with A. H. M. Jones) A History of Abyssinia, 1935
ELIZABETH KORTRIGHT MONROE. Birth: 1768, June 30. New York City, New York. Father: Lawrence Kortright, born 27, November 1728; a New York merchant, died in September of 1794. Mother: Hannah Aspinwall, born 1729-1730, New York City; married 1755, May 6, at Trinity Church in New York City; died, 1777. Ancestry:
In 1794, Elizabeth Monroe accompanied her husband to France when President George Washington appointed him United States minister. Arriving in Paris in the midst of the French Revolution, she took a dramatic part in saving Marquis de Lafayette’s wife, imprisoned and expecting death on the guillotine.
Elizabeth Monroe Elegance in the White House By Anne Adams While she attracted admirers for her fashionable presence and youthful appearance, and critics for her imperious pompousness, Mrs. James Monroe came to the White House with a disadvantage. She wasn’t Dolley Madison.
Elizabeth, after several severe illnesses, died at the age of 62, but not before burning all the letters exchanged between the Presidential couple. She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery. James Monroe, due to poor health, moved to New York City and was residing with his younger daughter where he died.
Eliza was not only known as a snob but a stubborn snob. She married James Monroe in 1786. She followed her husband, leaving New York and setting up house in the State of Virginia. James and Eliza had three children; Eliza, James, and Maria. James Monroe practiced law in Virginia and soon became a United States Senator.