On this day in 1758, James Monroe was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia to Spence Monroe, a planter and carpenter, and Elizabeth Jones, a well-educated woman of Welsh descent. Monroe studied at the College of William and Mary, fought in the American Revolution and became the fifth President of the United States, serving from 1817 to 1825.

Veline Cox Johnston of Virginia made this Pine Tree quilt around 1930 as a gift for her daughter, who documented the quilt as part of the Quilts of Tennessee. Johnston, a Methodist homemaker of Scotch Irish descent, was born in 1896, the daughter of Pollyanna and George Cox.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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