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Robert McMinn

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: before January 1802
Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Near Ashville, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert McMinn and Sarah //
Husband of Jane Mc Minn
Father of William Aberaham McMinn; Mary Johnson; John Andrew McMinn; James McFinn; ELIZABETH McMinn and 1 other

Occupation: married 1771 NC
Managed by: Faustine Darsey
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About Robert McMinn

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor # A078332

Robert M. Mc Minn "Sr" was buried in Near Ashville, Rutherford, North Carolina. His sealing to parents was submitted to the Lubbock Texas temple. He was baptized on 17 Sep 2005 in the Lubbock Texas temple. His endowment was submitted to the Lubbock Texas temple. He married Jane Kuykendall in Jul 1771 in Tyron, Polk, North Carolina.


Jane Kuykendall [Parents] was born in 1751 in , Anson, North Carolina. She was christened in Baptist, Providence, Church. She died in 1848 in , Habersham, Georgia. She was buried in , , Georgia. Her sealing to parents was submitted to the Lubbock Texas temple. She was baptized on 19 Nov 2005 in the Lubbock Texas temple. Her endowment was submitted to the Lubbock Texas temple. She married Robert M. Mc Minn "Sr" in Jul 1771 in Tyron, Polk, North Carolina.

   1. This line of Mc Minns probably came from Perthshire, Scotland. Then on to Ireland before coming to America.
   2. In the National Archives Order for Copies of Veterans Records the records says place of birth Ireland/Scotland and name of widow as Jane Kuykenall McMinn.
   2. DAR No. 671284 [To: Noma Lee McMinn Taylor]
   3. Robert was in Capt. Kuykendall's Company in Charlestown, South Carolina in 1767.
   4. Robert left a Will that was written 24 Apr 1797. It was recorded in Rutherford at the January Court of 1802.
   5. Janelle Foster reports that Abraham died in July 1798 [probably typo error] and was married in North Carolina.
   6. Jane's younger brother James Kuykendall had a daughter, Sarah who married Jane & Robert's grandson, Robert and they lived in Kerr County, Texas.
   7. Robert McMinn is listed as receiving 100 acres of Bounty Land from King George III on 1 Sep 1767.
   (The Original Jouranl of S.C. page 222, No. 196 microfilm) From the Council Journal, No. 33, pages 229-234.
   8. It was only oral tradition that Robert was buried at the Sandy Run Church Cemetery. No one really knows for sure where he was buried.

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	William "Abram" Abraham Mc Minn
     		F 	ii 	Mary Mc Minn
     		M 	iii 	John A. (Andrew) Mc Minn
     		M 	iv 	James Robert Mc Minn
     		F 	v 	Elizabeth Mc Minn
     		M 	vi 	Joseph Mc Minn
     		F 	vii 	Sarah T. Mc Minn
     		M 	viii 	Rev. Robert "Robin" Mc Minn "Jr"
     		F 	ix 	Jane Mc Minn
     		M 	x 	Jesse Andrew Mc Minn

Robert McMinn came to Charles Town, South Carolina in 1769 and received a

Protestant Land Grant in the Long Canes district of the Savannah River. The

flat country did not look much like his native Scotland, so by 1770 he bought

land in old Tryon County, North Carolina. He served here on the Committee of

Safety in 1775. The hostile Indians and War of the Revolution hindered his

progress toward the Blue Ridge mountains. Shortly after his death in 1797 in

Rutherford County, North Carolina, his wife Jane Kuykendall McMinn bought land

from her father Abraham Kuykendall in the Flat Rock area of Henderson County.

The children of Robert and Jane McMinn were born between the years of 1770 and

1796. They were William Abraham, who marrried Margaret Byers and died in Marion

County, Alabama in 1829. Mary, who married Edward Johnson and died in Rutherford

County, Tennessee in 1843. John A., who married Elizabeth Robinson and died in

1808; James, who married Elizabeth Woodfin and died in Hickman County, Tennessee

in 1865, Elizabeth, who married Jesse Case and died in Pulaski County, Missouri;

an unnamed daughter, Joseph, who married Elizabeth Warren and died in Hall

County, Georgia in 1849; The Reverend Robert, Jr., who married Louinia Beard and

lived in Cobb County, Georgia; Jane, who married Absalom Beard and died in

Randolph County, Missouri: and Jesse, who married first Affa and second Sophia

Boling and died in Fanning County, Georgia. Jane McMinn was living with her son

Jesse in Union County, Georgia in 1840.

John A. McMinn is believed to be buried in an unmarked grave on property he

owned on the east side of Bat Fork Creek. In 1825 his wife Elizabeth, and heirs

sold this land to John Justus and an adjoining tract to Robert Jones.

John Robinson, father of Elizabeth McMinn, was born 1749 and died 20 February

1845. He is buried in the Armstrong Family Cemetery near Barker's Creek, in

Anderson County, south Carolina. Her mother was Jane Barr. He was a traveler,

moving from South Carolina to old Tryon County, North Carolina to Jonesboro,

Tennessee, and then back to South Carolina. From the Pendleton court records

9 August 1790, a suit was brought against him for absolutely refusing to comply

with the census law. He refused to list his family and did not appreciate the

government meddling in his affairs. The case was dismissed 9 November 1790 with

costs. Listing fifteen children could have also been a headache.

John A. and Elizabeth McMinn had four sons, all born in Blue Ridge Township,

Henderson County; Robert, born 1799, married Sarah Kuykendall and died in Kerr

county, Texas; James R. born 1802, married Sarah Corn, died in Yell County,

Arkansas; John M. born 1803, married Frances Sanders in Henderson county; Jesse

L. born 26 February 1806, married Zelpha Shipman. Zelpha was the daughter of

Edward Shipman and Manna Robinson. Jesse L. McMinn was the great grandfather

of this writer.

Sources: court and census records, grave markers, and Family Bible.

--Effie M. Lyda

Clarification on Effie Lyda's notes: Robert McMinn presented himself in Charleston in

Sept 1767 and rec'd 100 acres on the bounty and was among other recipients recently

arrived from Newry in Northern Ireland. (Janie Revill, 1932) It's quite likely

that he was on that ship Britannia that arrived in Charleston in August 1767 but

there is no conclusive proof since many of the ship manifests no longer exist. I

did this research for Noma Lee McMinn Taylor in 1981 based on records found in SC

Archives (I have the documents). Revill mentions Long Canes on the Savannah River

as the location for the land but many of those petitioning for land on the Bounty

actually had land surveyed elsewhere. Robert received a Land grant on the bounty

from King George III amounting to 100 acres on the North side of Broad River. Because

he received 100 acres, we can assume he presented himself with no wife or children,

or would have received more acreage. This land was originally surveyed in 1768 in SC

and this land was part of Old Tryon County which ended up in NC after the border in

the west was moved south in 1772 to include lands originally granted in SC. This

land is in present day Rutherford County, NC. Robert is also listed in Revolutionary

History of NC as petitioning the state for reimbursement of a rifle and stolen horse

by Tories. Burial place is unknown and assumed to be on his land in Rutherford CO or

in Mud Creek Cemetery where his father in law, Abraham Kuykendall is buried.

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Robert McMinn's Timeline

Pennsylvania, United States
Age 32
North Carolina, United States
Age 34
North Carolina, United States
Age 36
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Age 38
Buncombe, North Carolina
Age 40
North Carolina, United States
Age 50
North Carolina, United States
January 1802
Age 62
Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Near Ashville, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States