Elizabeth Kortright was born 30 June 1768, in New York, USA. She was the daughter of Hannah Aspinwall Kortright (1735-1777) and Lawrence Kortright (27 November 1728 - September 1794). Elizabeth's parents were married 6 May 1755. Her siblings were John Kortright (1755-1810), Sarah Kortright Heylinger, Mary Kortright Knox and Hester Kortright Gouverneur. Elizabeth married James Monroe (28 April 1758 - 4 July 1831) on 16 February 1786. He was the son of Elizabeth Jones Monroe and Spence Monroe.
The Children of Elizabeth Monroe and James Monroe:
Eliza Kortright Monroe Hay (December 1786 - 1835) Married George Hay.
James Spence Monroe (May 1799 - 28 September 1801)
Maria Hester Monroe Gouverneur (1803-1850) Married Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur in 1820.
From 1790 to 1794, James Monroe was the United States Senator. From 1794 to 1796, he was the Minister to France. During the French Revolution, Elizabeth Monroe, James Monroe and Gouverneur Morris helped free Marie Adrienne Françoise de Noailles (2 November 1759 - 24 December 1807), wife of Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 - 20 May 1834) from imprisonment on 22 January 1795, from Desnos house, rue Notre-Dame des Champs. From, 1799 to 1802, James Monroe was Governor of Virginia. From 1803 to 1807, he was Minister to France and England. In 1808, James Madison (16 March 1751 - 28 June 1836) was elected the 4th President of the United States. His wife was Dolley Madison (20 May 1768 - 12 July 1849). From 1811 to 1817, James Monroe was Secretary of State under James Madison. The family followed him to Washington. From 1814 to 1815, James Monroe was also Secretary of War. In 1817, James Monroe was elected the 5th President of the United States. He was the first President to take the oath of office and deliver the Inaugural address outdoors on Monday, 5 March 1817, at Brick Capitol, in Washington. The Inaugural Ball was held at their home. Their daughter, Maria married Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur on 8 March 1820, in the White House. This was the first wedding held in the White House. From August 1824 to September 1825, James Monroe invited the Marquis de La Fayette to visit the United States to celebrate the nation's 50th anniversary. After James Monroe Presidency ended on 3 March 1825, they retired to Virginia. Elizabeth Monroe died aged 62, on 23 September 1830, Leesburg, Oak Hill, Virginia. She was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia. James Monroe died 4 July 1831, in New York. He was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.