History and images have been compiled from various sources including, among others, the 1987 National Register of Historic Places, Stack & Beasley's 1902 Sketches of Monroe and Union County, Union County Public Library (Patricia Poland, Genealogy & Local History Librarian), the Heritage Room Photo Collection, North Carolina Map Collection, Rootsweb - An Ancestry.com Community and Ancestry.com family histories.

Samuel Spencer Stuart McCauley- Teacher and Mayor


Samuel Spencer Stuart McCauley was born 14 Feb 1823 Orange County, Chapel Hill, NC and died 1 Sep 1902 in Monroe, Union County, NC.

-Father William O. McCauley 1791-1836
-Mother Virginia Stuart 1788-1846
-Brother of Charles Maurice Talleyrand McCauley (1819-1896)
-Grandfather Matthew, Irish immigrant, and his brother William gave land for the University of North Carolina.
-Spouse Elizabeth Ellen McDade 13 Mar 1827-10 Feb 1901
Married 24 Dec 1845 Chapel Hill, Orange, NC
-Son: William James Charles McCauley (1847-1901) was a dental surgeon and constable for Union County. He married Cornelia Blackeney (1855-1879) 10 Nov 1872

Education
Record - University of North Carolina (1793-1962) printed 1902
McCauley, Samuel Spencer Stewart. Student, 1842-43, from Chapel  Hill. Teacher. Farmer in Union County. Mayor of Monroe, N.C. Died August 31, 1902

S.S.S. McCauley was a non-graduate member of the Dialectic Society of the University of North Carolina. In the UNC Class of 1845, of those matriculating with the class, but not graduating, were John A. Bryan, of Sampson, a physician and member of the Legislature; James S. Green, a physician of Tennessee; Samuel S. McCauley, teacher and Mayor of Monroe.

Wm. McCauley, UNC Class of 1813, also a non-graduating member of Dialectic Society UNC.
Charles Maurice Talleyrand McCauley, UNC Class of 1834, member Dialectic Society UNC.

Military
Samuel S.S. McCauley (constable) enlisted 4 Oct 1862, age 39, in Union County, as 1st Sergeant in Company C, 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery Regiment on 10 Apr 1862; promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 16 Dec 1863. Samuel's brother, Charles Maurice Talleyrand McCauley was captain of this company.

Business
Branson's North Carolina Business Directory 1867-68  - S.S.S. McCauley, Principal of Monroe Academy

Branson's North Carolina Business Directory for 1884 - at that time population of Monroe was 2,132.
    County Officers - Surveyor - Wm. McCAULEY, Standard Keeper - S.S.S. McCAULEY
    Town Officers - Monroe - Mayor, S.S.S. McCAULEY
        Commissioners - E.A. ARMFIELD, J.M. THOMAS, J.B. ENGLISH, J.H. BENTON, and
J.M. STEWART.   
    Lawyers -  C.M.T. McCauley, and T.D. McCauley
    Physicians - W.J.C. McCauley, dentist

Saturday, May, 3, 1879, MONROE ENQUIRER (Union County, NC)
-The Municipal Ticket – Mr. S.S.S. McCAULEY having withdrawn his name from the municipal ticket, there now remains in the field as candidates for Mayor, only the names of Mr. J.P. HOUSTON, and the present incumbent Mr. Abel HELMS.

Census
-1850 Census, Anson County, NC: teacher Samuel S. McCauley 25, Elizabeth 22, Charles 5 and Sarah 2.
-1860 Monroe Census: S.S.S. McCauley 37, Constable, Union County; Elizabeth E. 33 and William J.C. 13.
-1870 Monroe Census: S.S.S. McCauley, Principle of Male Academy 47; Elizabeth E. 40; W.J.C. 22 surgeon dentist; and Andrew Doster 11 domestic servant. Value of real estate $310, personal estate $300.
-1880 Monroe Census: Samuel S.S. McCauley 57 magistrate, Eliz. 53, son Charles 32 constable, granddaughter Connie V. 5 and f-i-l James B. McDade 76.
-1900 Monroe Census: Call Sikes 29, Cannie Sikes 25, Lizzie Sikes 4, grandfather Samuel S. McCauley 77, f-i-l William J. McCauley 52 and boarder Calman Rinens? 11.

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