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John Minor, Sr.,

Also Known As: "Miner"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Charlestown, MA, USA
Death: Died in Woodbury, Litchfield, CT, USA
Place of Burial: Woodbury, , Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas L. Minor, IV and Grace Frances Minor
Husband of Elizabeth Minor and Elizabeth Miner
Father of John Minor; Thomas Miner; Capt. John Miner; Hannah Minor; Elizabeth Walker and 6 others
Brother of Clement Miner, III; Thomas Minor, II; Lt. Ephraim Minor; Capt. Joseph Minor, Sr.; Experiance Minor and 8 others

Occupation: [CAPTAIN], Captain
Managed by: Sandra Lee Batcheller
Last Updated:

About Capt. John Minor

   John was in part educated by the Colony as a missionary and interpreter for the Indians in the many troubles and treaties with them. In 1658, he moved to Stratford, Conn., where he married and raised a large family. He served ten years as Town Clerk and was a leading figure in the community. 

A large difference of religious opinions arising in the church of which he was a Deacon, he along with a number of others, requested the General Court to grant them a tract of land where they might locate a new settlement. Gov. Winthrop, affected with the unhappy controversy and animosities subsisting in the town, advised that Mr. Walker (the clergyman representing the group opposed to Israel Chauncy, the other clergyman involved in this religious controversy) and his church and people should remove, and that a tract of land for the settlement of a new town should be granted for the encouragement and accommodation. Accordingly, we find on record, 9 May 1672 the following grant:

   "This Court grants Mr. Sam'll Sherman, Lnt. Wm. Curtice, Ens: Joseph Jordan and John Minor, Themselves and associates, liberty to erect a plantation at Pomperoage, provided it doeth not prejudice any former grant to any other plantation or perticurler person; provided an other honest inhabitants off Stratford have liberty to joyne with them in settling there, and that they enterteine so many inhabitants as the place will conveniently inerteine, and that they settle there within the space of three yeares."[3085894.ged]
   Source: English Orgins of the Thomas Miner/Minor family
   p_miner@alum.wpi.edu
   BIOGRAPHY: JOHN MINER was baptized on 30 Aug 1635 in Charlestown, MA, s
   of Thomas. He spelled his name Minor and so did most of his descendants.
   On 23 September 1654, John Stanton and John Minor were selected for
   teachers of the Gospel to the Indians. Both young men, however,
   ultimately left their studies. In 1658 he moved to Stratford, CT where he
   married Elizabeth BOOTH, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth of Stratford,
   on 19 Oct 1658. They settled in what is now Woodbury, CT in 1673 where he
   was town clerk for 30 years before dying there on 17 September 1719. She
   died on 24 October 1732.
   See article in "Minor Mirror," Winter 1999 (No.33), p. 14.
   John and Elizabeth settled first in Stratford, CT, and moved on to
   Woodbury, CT, in 1682. John served as Deputy for Stratford, Oct 1676, and
   for Woodbury Nov 1683., May and Oct 1684, May and Oct 1685, May and
   Oct1686,
   May and Jun 1687, May 1689, May 1692, Oct 1695, May 1696, May 1697,
   Oct1698,
   May 1703, Oct 1705 May and Dec 1707, May and Oct 1708, May and Jun
   1709,and
   May 1710. He was appointed Captain of the Woodbury Train Band, May 1684;
   Commissioner (Justice) for Woodbury, 1679-1687, 1689-1697; and a Justice
   for Fairfield County from 1698 until his death in 1719.
   He served for many years as an Indian interpreter.
   John and Elizabeth were the 4GG of Ulysys GRANT.
   

SOURCES:

   Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. V, Family Statistics, Miles, pg
   1183,Family History: Connecticut Genealogies #1, CD #179
   The Miner Family by John A. Miner
   Thomas Miner Descendants by John A. Miner
   The Lyon's Whelp, Descendants of Thomas Miner by John A. Miner
   One Branch of the Miner Family by Lillian Lounsberry (Miner) Selleck
   Loomis:Ancestors and Descendants of Milford Loomis by Marion
   AbbottGunderson
   Albert Richardson bf140@lafn.org
   World Family Tree, Bruderbund, Vol. 1, Pedigree #5371

Father: Thomas Minor b: 23 APR 1608 in Chew Magna, Somerset, England

Mother: Grace Palmer b: 9 MAY 1612 in Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Boothe b: 10 SEP 1641 in Fairfield, Stratford, Connecticut

   * Married: 19 OCT 1658 in Fairfield, Stratford, Connecticut

Sources:

  1. Title: Thomas Miner Descendants
     Author: John A. Miner
     Repository:
     Media: Book
  2. Title: 3085894.ged
     Repository:
     Media: Other
     Text: Date of Import: 13 Feb 2007 

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The August 30 date is actually the date of his baptism. He was born sometime before this.

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Birth: Aug., 1635

Charlestown

Suffolk County

Massachusetts, USA

Death: unknown

JOHN, eldest known child of Thomas & Grace (Palmer) Minor, was baptized at Charlestown 30 August 1635. He married at Stratford 19 October 1658, Elizabeth Booth.

Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins.


Family links:

Parents:
 Thomas Minor (1608 - 1690)
 Grace Palmer Minor (1612 - 1690)

 

Burial:

Unknown

John MINER-401 was born on 3 Jun 1635 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He was christened on 30 Aug 1635 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died on 17 Sep 1719 in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut. He was buried in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, New England.

John married (MRIN:136) Elizabeth BOOTH-20610 on 19 Oct 1658 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut. Elizabeth was born in Sep 1641 in Stratford, Connecticut. She died on 24 Oct 1732 in Woodbury, Connecticut. She was buried in Woodbury, Litchfield, , Connecticut.

http://tmsociety.org/thomas/john/aqwg01.htm#401

-------------------- (f/g) John Minor Birth: Aug., 1635 Charlestown Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: unknown

JOHN, eldest known child of Thomas & Grace (Palmer) Minor, was baptized at Charlestown 30 August 1635. He married at Stratford 19 October 1658, Elizabeth Booth. Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins.


Family links:

Parents:
 Thomas Minor (1608 - 1690)
 Grace Palmer Minor (1612 - 1690)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Jul 17, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 55061712 -tcd

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Capt. John Minor's Timeline

1635
August 30, 1635
Charlestown, MA, USA
August 30, 1635
Charlestown, Suffolk County, MA, USA
August 30, 1635
Charlestown, Suffulk, Massachusetts
August 30, 1635
Bapt. Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
August 30, 1635
Bapt, Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
August 30, 1635
Bapt, Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
August 30, 1635
Bapt. Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
August 30, 1635
Bapt, Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
August 30, 1635
Bapt, Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1658
October 19, 1658
Age 23
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States