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Dear Ms. Boyd,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Population Schedules for the 1850 Census; and the 1860 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) We also located Records of Appointments of Postmasters, 1832 - 9/30/1971 in the Records of the Post Office Department (Record Group 28). The records are not yet digitized and available in the Catalog. For access to and/or copies of the records that include information about James Monroe, please contact the National Archives at Washington - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also searched Ancestry and located James Monroe on the 1850 Census with his wife Blanche, children & other housemates; 1860 Census; All Death Results for James J. Monroe; All Marriage Results; and his 1837 appointment as U.S. Postmaster. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
For the information you seek about Archibald Monroe, we suggest you contact The National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, United Kingdom. The website is http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you for your help! Many people on Ancestry believe this particular James J Monroe to be the son of Joseph Jones Monroe, the brother of President James Monroe, I do not believe that to be the case. The problem is the North Carolina records were destroyed in a fire, information is very limited on him until he shows up in MS. I will follow up with your suggestions, I know one day something definitive will show up.