Marsha: Abraham & Susan Earl had a son named James Monroe. He was born in California October 1862. He died March 8, 1865, also in California. Abraham's brother, John (Samantha Swisher) had a son named James Monroe who was born 27 November 1860 in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. He died 16 December 1943, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Abraham and John had an older half brother named James. He stayed in northern California, and some of his descendants are still there (Lake County, if I remember). If his name were James Monroe, I did not know that, but it could be true. Their father was James. I have more information on his ancestors if you do not already have it.