Lt. Ephraim Minor

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Ephraim Miner, III

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: May 19, 1724 (82)
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieut. Thomas Miner and Grace Minor
Husband of Hannah Miner and Hannah Minor
Father of James Miner; Capt. Ephraim Minor; Thomas Minor; Hannah Frink; Rebecca Grant and 8 others
Brother of Capt. John Minor; Clement Minor, III; Thomas Minor, II; Experiance Minor; Capt. Joseph Minor, Sr. and 7 others

Occupation: Farmer, freeman, lieutenant
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About Lt. Ephraim Minor

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 79-80

He lived at Stonington, CT, was a farmer, freeman, 1669, deputy to the general court, 1676, 1677, 1681, 1690093, 1699, 1701-05, 1713; lieutenant of train band. He served in the King Philip war and for his service received arable land and cedar swamp in Voluntown, CT.

SWAMP YANKEE, by James Allyn, page 34.

Ephriam was thirteen years old when his family left Hingham. There he had known eleven year old Hannah Avery, daughter of James Avery. Ten years later they were married after the Averys moved to Groton. He faught in King Philip's War when he was thrity-three. He left ten children, and was buried at Taugwonk.

THOMAS MINOR DESCENDANTS 1608-1981, by John Augustus Miner, Trevett, ME 1981 pp.20, 21, 22.

He was an Ensign in 1675 and 1699 and a Lieut. in King Philip's war in 1714. He died 16 May 1724 in Stonington and is buried in Taugwonk, North Stonington. A large stone bearing the Minor Coat of Arms carved in it lies over his grave.

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Source: Averys of Groton; National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars.

A of G: Lived in Stonington; farmer, freeman in 1669, deputy to the General

Court; lt. of train band; served in King Philip's War and received arable land

and cedar swamp in Voluntown.

Col. Wars: Ephraim Miner.

Prodigy member says they had a daughter Hannah who married Samuel Frink.


Burial: Taugwonk Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut

Christening: May 01, 1642, Hingham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts

Ephraim and his wife Hannah had 13 children, including Elizabeth.

Ephraim went with his father's family to Pequot (later New Londo n) in 1645 and in 1653 they moved to Quiambog Cove in Stonington. That pl ace remained in possession of their descendants until a few years before 1 981. He was an ensign in 1675 and 1699 and a lieutenant in King Philip 's War in 1714. He served as selectman often and was a deputy for Stoning ton to the General Court for many years.


Ephraim Miner was born in 1642 in Hingham, MA, was baptized on 1 May 1642, died on 12 Aug 1724 in Stonington, CT and was buried in Taugwonk Cemetery.

General Notes:Served in King Phillip's War. Settled at Taugwonk, a part of Stonington. Miner coat of arms is carved on the stone that lies over his grave in the Taugwonk Cemetery.

Ephraim married Hannah Avery, daughter of James Avery and Joanna Greenslade, on 20 Jun 1666 in Stonington, CT.

Birth: May 1, 1642


Plymouth County

Massachusetts, USA

Death: May 19, 1724


New London County

Connecticut, USA

He was christened on May 1,1642 at Hingham,MA.

He married Hannah Avery on Jun 20,1666 at New London,CT.

Children: Hannah Minor, Ephraim Minor Jr, Thomas Minor, Hannah Minor Frink, Rebecca Minor Grant, Elizabeth Minor Brown, Samuel Minor, Deborah Minor, Deborah Minor Pendleton, Samuel Minor, James Minor, Grace Minor Palmer, John Minor, and twin infants(daughter and son).

Family links:

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

 Ephraim Minor (1668 - 1740)*
 Rebecca Minor Grant (1672 - 1747)*
 Elizabeth Minor Brown (1674 - 1736)*
 Samuel Minor (1680 - 1717)*
 James Minor (1682 - 1726)*
 John Minor (1685 - 1717)*

 Hannah Avery Minor (1644 - 1721)

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Note: Most burials in this cemetery appear to be descendants of brothers Ephraim Miner Sr. and/or Joseph Miner Sr. Some of the earlier stones spell the surname Minor.



Old Taugwonk Cemetery


New London County

Connecticut, USA


Birth: May 1 1641

Death: May 17 1724

Husband of Hannah Avery. Son of Thomas Minor/Miner & Grace Palmer. Reportedly 16 children. A coat of arms is on his grave.


Thomas L. Minor (1608 - 1690)

Grace Palmer Minor (1612 - 1690)

Burial: Taugwonk , New London Co, CT, USA

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Lt. Ephraim Minor's Timeline

May 1, 1642
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
May 1, 1642
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, New England
May 1, 1642
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, New England
May 1, 1642
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
May 1, 1642
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, New England
May 1, 1642
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, New England
May 3, 1642
Hingham, MA, United States