Jeremiah Munday was born in Virginia about the year 1760. He grew to manhood during the troublous times of the American Revolution, and espoused the patriot cause. In 1779, at the age of nineteen, he volunteered for the term of eighteen months, and served in Captain Thomas Buckner's Company, regiment of Colonel William Heath,in the line
of the State of Virginia, in the Continental establishment.
When Major General Benjamin Lincoln was assigned to the Army of the South, Jeremiah Munday was one of the soldiers in his command, Lincoln was closely besieged by the British in Charleston and on the 12th day of May, 1780, was compelled to surrender that post and his army to the
superior forces of the Birtish. Mr. Munday then became a prisoner of war. Wearying of prison life, he made his escape by attiring himself in the garb of a fruit vendor who had been permitted to enter the lines, and boldly walked out of prison without attracting the attention of the prison guards. Making his way back to Virginia, he again joined the American Army at Chesterfield Court House, and served out his enlistment.
He performed a soldier's duty in the struggle for liberty, and a grateful country accorded him a land bounty and pension for his services.
His next enlistment was in the church militant, under the banner of the Cross. He was admitted to the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church on trial in 1795, and sent to Orange Circuit, Virginia.In 1796, he was sent to the Tar River Circuit in North Carolina. In 1797 to the Goshen Circuit. This Circuit took its name from Goshen Swamp in Sampson and Duplin Counties, and included an extensive territory between the Cape Fear and Neuse Rivers. In 1798 he was sent to the Franklin, NC
Circui. In 1799, he was located through weakness of body or family concerns. He never got beyond the Deacon's orders. He then settled on a farm in east Lincoln. This is evidenced by a deed from William Beatty to Jeremiah Munday of date 16th September, 1799. The remainder of his life
was devoted to farming, school teaching, and work as a local preacher.