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English Origins of the

THOMAS MINER / MINOR Family


There is a document written about 1683 and titled "An Herauldical Essay Upon the Surname of Miner" which traces the Miner ancestry back to Henry Bullman in the 1300s. The purported line of descent was Henry (died 1359) -> Henry (m. Henrietta Hicks) -> William (b. ca 1375) -> Thomas -> Lodowick (m. Anna Dyer) -> Thomas (1436-1480, m. Bridget Hervie) -> William (m. Isabella Hartope) -> William (Buried 23 Feb 1585) -> Clement (died 31 March 1640) -> Thomas (the immigrant).

A study, named "The Curious Pedigree of Lt. Thomas Minor" by John A. Miner and Robert F. Miner and published in the NEHGS Register of Jul 1984 (volume 138, pages 182-5), indicates that the contents of this document and the coat of arms it presents are FALSE. What has been found regarding the Miner family in the English records follows.




WILLIAM MINER (MINOR, MYNAR) is listed as a resident paying taxes (one of 13) in North Elm section of Chew Magna, Somersett, England in 1523 (Paid 4p tax on goods assessed at 24s.). Wife unknown. He received a Chew Magna house and land grant on 29 Jun 1554 with his son Thomas and Thomas' wife, Joan. He was buried at Chew Magna on 23 February 1585/6.

He may be related to John Minere who appears on a Chew Magna manor account roll for the year 1494-5 as paying for the grass on 46 acres of meadow and to Joan Minere, a widow, who appears on that roll as paying a tax known as churchscot.

Child from grant:

Name Born Married Departed
Thomas c1530 Joan [__?__] 15 Nov 1573


THOMAS MINER of Chew Magna, Somerset, England was born roughly 1530 in Chew Magna, son of William Miner. He married Joan [__?__] about 1554/9. He was a tailor and resident of Chew Magna in 1556 at which time it was known as a cloth making town. He was buried at Chew Magna on 15 November 1573. An abstract of his will, dated 20 October 1573 and proved 15 September 1574, survives. It indicated his desire to be buried in the church yard of Chew. To the church he granted 4 pence, to sons Clement and John a lamb each, to daughter Edith a lamb and a yearling heifer, residue to wife Joan, Executrix. To William Winch and Thomas Horte as witnesses he granted each 20 pence. The inventory of his estate totaled 16 pounds 5 shillings.

The manor court rolls show Joan succeeding her husband on 19 Jul 1574 under a grant of 29 Jun 1554. She was buried at Chew Magna on 21 December 1592.

Children listed in his will of 20 Oct 1573:

Name Born Married Departed
Clement c1560 ? 5 Feb 1582/3 31 Mar 1640
John c1563/6 Philippa Simons on 23 Jun 1587 at Chew Magna ?
Grandchildren:
i. Thomas    bapt 12 Dec 1588
ii. John    bapt 29 Oct 1592 bur 21 Oct 1598
  John m. 2nd Joan Roe on 18 Sep 1598
iii. John    bapt 2 Jul 1606
iv. Henry  
v. Peter  
vi. Thomas II perhaps married Anne Grimsie 7 Jul 1636 at Chew Magna
vii. Clement  
viii. Bridgit  
ix. Jane  
Edith c1566 may have married Richard Kente who is in Thomas' will as if a son-in-law


CLEMENT MINER was born in Chew Magna, Somerset, England about 1560, son of Thomas Miner and Joan [__?__]. Wife unknown. [ 1996: possible marriage dated 5 Feb 1582/3 at Portishead, Somerset ] He was buried in Chew Magna on 31 March 1640.

An abstract of the will of his daughter Mary exists. The will was dated 4 Dec 1640, and proved 23 Feb 1640/1, value of estate was 25-2-2. It lists the children of Clement Miner (William and Israel), Thomas Bucke (Richard, Mary and John), and John Tompkins (John, Eleanor and Mary). Somerset Record Office DD/X/SR 3 b, p89.

Children born in England and listed from the parish records of St. Andrew's Church:

Name Born Married Departed
Joan c1585 - buried 23 Mar 1585/6
John bapt 23 Apr 1587 - buried 3 Dec 1597
Joan bapt 19 Oct 1589 - buried 9 Nov 1595
Mary bapt 19 Feb 1591/2 unmarried buried 9 Feb 1640/1
(will dated 4 Dec 1640, proved 23 Feb, 25-2-2)
Elizabeth bapt 7 Sep 1594 John TOMPKINS on 14 Jan 1629/30. ?
Grandchildren listed in Mary's will:

i.

John Tompkins ? 1640+

ii.

Eleanor Tompkins ? 1640+

iii.

Mary Tompkins ? 1640+
Edith bapt 6 Feb 1596/7 Thomas BUCKE on 31 Oct 1623. ?
Grandchildren listed in Mary's will:

i.

Richard Bucke ? 1640+

ii.

Mary Bucke ? 1640+

iii.

John Buck ? 1640+
Clement bapt 23 Nov 1600 possibly Sarah POPE, daughter of John ?
Lived near Bristol. Descendants continued to live in England.
Grandchildren listed in Mary's will:

i.

William Sarah Batting dau. of John of Cliffon
Lived on Christmas St in Bristol.
1683+
Great Grandchildren:
  1. Israel (1653) ? ?
  2. Sarah (1655) ? ?

ii.

Israel Elizabeth Jones of Brislington. ?
Great Grandchildren:
  1. Clement ? ?
  2. Thomas ? ?
  3. Sarah ? ?
  4. Jean ? ?
  5. Elizabeth ? ?
Thomas bapt 23 Apr 1608 immigrated to USA about 1629 23 October 1690



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THOMAS MINER the Immigrant

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1. THOMAS MINER / MINOR was born in Chew Magna, county of Somerset, England on 23 April 1608, son of Clement Miner. He emigrated to Massachusetts, USA perhaps in 1629 on the Lyon's Whelp as Banks 9 states or maybe a couple of years later on the Arabella as many older writings claim, all apparently without any real proof. The first reference to Thomas is in the formation record of Congregational Church of Charlestown, Massachusetts dated 2 November 1632 (Ch ChR). That record refers to him and the others listed as dismissed from the Boston Church on Oct 14, 1632. It seems more likely that he would have departed from the port of Bristol (only a few miles from Chew Magna) perhaps on the Lyon in its spring of 1630 voyage.

He married Grace PALMER on 23 April 1634 in Massachusetts. She was born about 1612, the daughter of Walter Palmer of Charlestown. Their first child, John, was born in Charlestown, and then in 1636 they moved to Hingham, MA where more children were born.

In 1645, they joined John Winthrop Jr. and company in the settlement of New London, CT.

On 15 Oct 1652 Thomas sold his home lot in New London located at the head of Close Cove and settled in Stonington, CT with Walter Palmer (his father-in-law), William Chesebrough, and Thomas Stanton. The Stonington Historical Society has more information on the settling of the town. There is a monument to these founders (dedicated 31 August 1899) located in the Wequetequock Cemetery with one side dedicated to Thomas.

In 1653 he bought some land from Cary Latham and moved from the Wequetequock area to the west side of the mouth of Quiambaug Cove near Mystic, CT and began one of the few diaries to survive from this period. This diary covers the period from 1653 through 1684 and was published as a book11 in 1899.

He was among those who began the church at Stonington in June 1674. He was active in the affairs in both New London and Stonington and held many public service positions of trust and honor including deputy to the Connecticut General Court.

He is the Thomas Miner who wrote back to England about 1683/4 and received an essay which favors the Miner over the Minor spelling of the name and which traces the Miner ancestry back to the 1300s. The information in this document, including the coat of arms it presents, is believed to be false. After receiving this document some his descendants used the Miner spelling of the name while others retained the Minor spelling especially the descendants of his son John then of Woodbury, CT.

Stonington Bicentennial Sign



Wequetequock Cemetery

Some of the land he owned in the Taugwonk area of Stonington is now a land preserve.

He died in Stonington, CT on 23 October 1690, and his wife died there on 31 December 1690. Both are buried at Stonington in the Wequetequock Cemetery under a prone, inscribed granite slab which reads "HERE LYES THE BODY OF LIUTENANT THOMAS MINOR AGED 83 -- DEPARTED 1690" and on the other side "HIS WIFE 1608 GRACE PALMER 1690". To get to Wequetequock Cemetery take Route 1, east from Stonington, CT or west from Pawcatuck, CT. When you reach the head of the cove, at the stop light, turn south on to Greenhaven Road, then take an immediate right onto Palmer Road. The cemetery is on your left.



Thomas Minor grave's Wolf Stone

Children of Thomas and Grace:

Name Born Married Departed
Born in Charlestown, MA:

2.

John Minor bapt. 30 Aug 1635 Elizabeth Booth 17 Sep 1719

Baptized in Hingham, MA by Rev. Peter Hobart:

3.

CLEMENT MINER bapt. 4 Mar 1637/8 three wives 8 Oct 1700

4.

Thomas Miner bapt. 10 May 1640 unmarried 19 April 1662
at Narragansett, RI

5.

Ephraim Miner bapt. 3 May 1642 Hannah Avery 16 May 1724

6.

Joseph Miner bapt. 25 Aug 1644 Mary Avery 1 Feb 1711/2

7.

Judah Miner Listed in books and the essay but unconfirmed in records

Born and recorded in New London, CT (TR v1 p1):

8.

Manassah Miner born 28 Apr 1647 two wives 22 Aug 1728

9.

Ann Miner born 28 Apr 1649 - 13 Aug 1652

10.

Mary Miner born 5 May 1651 - 24 Jan 1660/1

Born in Stonington, CT and recorded in New London (TR v1 p1,2):

11.

Samuel Miner born 4 Mar 1652/3 Marie LORD on 15 Dec 1681
Marie m2 Joseph Pemberton 19 Mar 1683
Jul 1682

12.

Hannah Miner born 15 Sep 1655 Thomas Avery about 1692

Ref. v18 p1 of Parkhurst manuscript4




SECOND GENERATION

Six of Thomas's eleven children left descendants.


2. JOHN MINOR was baptized on 30 Aug 1635 in Charlestown, MA, son of Thomas Miner and Grace Palmer. 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, left their studies. About a year later John moved to Stratford, CT where he on 19 Oct 1658 married Elizabeth BOOTH. She was born in Stratford on 10 Sep 1641, a daughter of Richard and Elizabeth of Stratford. A dispute over the replacement of the first pastor, the aging Mr Blackman, arose. The followers of Israel Chauncey remained in Stratford while the followers of Zechariah Walker received permission to start a new plantation at Woodbury in May of 1672. John Minor settled in what is now Woodbury, CT in the spring of 1673 where he was town clerk for about 30 years before dying there on 17 September 1719. Elizabeth died on 24 October 1732.

Their children were recorded in Stratford (LR1) and Woodbury, CT (Cothren 1 p643-4).

Name Born Married Departed

13.

John Minor born 9 Sep 1659 Sarah Rose 14 Mar 1731

14.

Thomas Minor born 29 May 1662 Hannah Curtiss 15 Jun 1722

15.

Hannah Minor born 2 Oct 1664 - in May 1683

16.

Elizabeth Minor born 16 Jan 1666/7 Zechariah Walker 19 Dec 1749

17.

Grace Minor born 12 Sep 1670 Samuel Grant 16 Apr 1753

18.

Joseph Minor born 4 Mar 1672/3 Susanna Roots 30 Oct 1774

19.

Ephraim Minor born 24 Oct 1675 Rebecca Curtiss 16 Sep 1762

20.

Sarah Minor born 19 Jun 1678 Stephen Curtiss ?

21.

Abigail Minor born 6 Feb 1680/1 John Treadwell 10 Aug 1759

22.

Joanna Minor bapt. 29 Jul 1683 William Gaylord 24 May 1741


3. CLEMENT MINER[2] was baptized on 4 Mar 1638 in Hingham, MA, son of Thomas Miner and Grace Palmer. He moved to New London, CT in 1645 with his father and remained there after his father moved on to Stonington, CT. On 26 Nov 1662 he married Frances BURCHAM daughter of Edward Burcham of Lynn, MA and widow of Isaac Willey Jr. She died on 6 December 1672 shortly after the birth of Ann, and he married second Martha WELLMAN, daughter of William Wellman and Elizabeth Spencer, on 20 Feb 1672/3. She died on 5 Jul 1681, and he married third Joanna [__?__]. He died in or near New London, CT on 8 Oct 1700 and was buried in the Ancient Burying Ground where there is a stone slab marked "C M 1700". Joanna died on 10 October 1700.

Clement Miner gravestone

Children by Frances Burcham recorded in New London, CT (TR v1p4,5,6,7,8) and baptized on 30 April 1670 at First Church Congregational. Anne baptized 22 December 1672.

Name Born Married Departed

23.

Mary Miner born 29 Jan 1663/4 Thomas Leach before Dec 1706

24.

JOSEPH MINER born 6 Aug 1666 Elizabeth Comstock 6 Apr 1752

25.

Clement Miner born 6 Oct 1668 Martha Mould 8 Apr 1740

26.

William Miner born 6 Nov 1670 Sarah Beckwith 18 Apr 1725

27.

Ann Miner born 30 Nov 1672 - after 16 May 1683

Child by Martha Wellman baptized at First Church Congregational on 26 Jul 1674

28.

Phebe Miner born 13 Apr 167x John Stebbins 17 Jul 1751


5. EPHRAIM MINER was baptized on 1 May 1642 in Hingham, MA, son of Thomas Miner and Grace Palmer. He moved to New London, CT in 1645 with his father and onto Stonington in 1652 where he remained on his father's homestead at Quiambaug. He married Hannah AVERY, daughter of Capt. James Avery and Joanna Greenslade of New London (now Poquonnock Bridge) on 20 Jun 1666. He died in Stonington on 16 May 1724 and was buried there in Old Taugwonk Cemetery with a large carved slab over his grave along with Hannah who died on 22 August 1721.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p9):

Name Born Married Departed

29.

Hannah Miner born 5 Apr 1667 - 26 May 1667

30.

Ephraim Miner born 22 Jun 1668 Mary Stevens 19 Feb 1739/40

31.

Thomas Miner born 17 Dec 1669 - 8 Sep 1688

32.

Hannah Miner born 20 Apr 1671 Samuel Frink ?1751

33.

Rebecca Miner born 17 Sep 1672 Josiah Grant 15 Jan 1746/7

34.

Deborah Miner (twin) born 17 Sep 1672 - before 1677

35.

Elizabeth Miner born 30 Apr 1674 John Brown after 1716

36.

Samuel Miner born 9 Dec 1675 - before Aug 1681

37.

Deborah Miner born 15 Apr 1677 - 19 Sep 1678

38.

Deborah Miner bapt 30 Mar 1679 Joseph Pendleton 8 Sep 1697

39.

Samuel Miner born 28 Aug 1680 Ann Denison 8 Dec 1717

40.

James Miner born Nov 1682 Abigail Eldredge 3 Jun 1726

41.

Grace Miner born Sep 1683 William Palmer after 1711

42.

John Miner born 19 Apr 1685 Mary Eldredge 8 Feb 1716/7

43.

twins born 22 Mar 1687 - buried 23 Mar 1687


6. Dr. JOSEPH MINER was baptized on 25 Aug 1644 in Hingham, MA, son of Thomas Miner and Grace Palmer. He moved to New London, CT in 1645 with his father and onto Stonington in 1652. He married Mary AVERY, daughter of Capt. James Avery and Joanna Greenslade of New London (now Poquonnock Bridge) on 28 Oct 1668. She died on 31 January 1707/8 and was buried in Old Taugwonk Cemetery on 2 February. He married second Bridget CHESEBROUGH, daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah on 7 Dec 1709. She was the widow of William Thompson who died 1 Jun 1705. Joseph was a farmer and a physician in Stonington. He died in Stonington on 1 Feb 1711/2 and was buried there in Old Taugwonk Cemetery . Bridget died on 24 November 1758.

Children by Mary born in Stonington (TR: v1p133/5):

Name Born Married Departed

44.

Joseph Miner born 19 Sep 1669 Sarah Tracy 8 Feb 1739/0

45.

Marie Miner born 6 Oct 1671 Elisha Chesebrough 29 Nov 1704

46.

Mercy Miner born 21 Aug 1673 Francis West about 1751

47.

Benjamin Miner bapt 25 Jun 1676 Mary Saxton 28 Feb 1711

48.

Sarah Miner bapt. 30 Mar 1679 Nathaniel Tracy 24 Nov 1753

49.

Joanna Miner born 12 Dec 1680 Stephen Richardson 15 Jan 1725/6

50.

Christopher Miner born 28 Dec 1683 Mary Lay 11 Dec 1707

51.

Prudence Miner bapt. 6 May 1688 Joseph Denison 17 May 1726

Child by Bridget recorded in Stonington (TR v2p10):

52.

Bridget Miner born 31 Jan 1710/1 Jonathan Chesebrough 23 Apr 1766


8. MANASSAH MINER, son of Thomas Miner and Grace Palmer, was born on 28 Apr 1647, the first white male child born in New London, CT. He married first Lydia MOORE on 26 Sep 1670 who died 12 August 1720. He married second Mrs Frances WERDEN on 20 Apr 1721. He is often mentioned in his father's diary, and, on his father's death, he inherited the family farm at Quiambaug Cove in Stonington, CT. He died in Stonington on 22 Aug 1728 and was buried there at Wequetequock Cemetery under a large carved slab.

Children recorded in New London (TR: v1p7,10,11) and Stonington (TR: v1p77,134):

Name Born Married Departed

53.

Elnathan Miner born 5 Oct 1671 New London confused with next?  

54.

Elnathan Miner born 28 Dec 1671 Stonington Rebecca Baldwin 11 Oct 1756

55.

Samuel Miner born 20 Sep 1674
bapt. 15 Nov 1674
- 17 Nov 1693

56.

Hannah Miner born 1 Dec 1676 Elihu Chesebrough 22 Aug 1751

57.

Lydia Miner bapt. 17 Aug 1679 Sylvester Baldwin 21 Apr 1707

58.

Thomas Miner born 20 Sep 1683 Hannah Avery (#12-vii) 9 Apr 1739


12. HANNAH MINER was born 15 Sep 1655 and baptized 28 October 1655 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Thomas Miner and Grace Palmer. She married Thomas AVERY, son of Capt. James Avery and Joanna Greenslade of New London (now Poquonnock Bridge area in Groton, CT) on 22 Oct 1677. She died before 11 March 1692/3 when Thomas Avery married second with Hannah Raymond, widow of Edward Buckley, in Wethersfield, CT. They had Joshua, Isaac, Charles, Mrs Hyde and Mrs Griswold. He died on 5 Jan 1736/7 in Montville, CT.

Children recorded in New London (TR: v1p13-14) (Wheeler 5 p202):

Name Born Married Departed

i.

Thomas Avery born 20 Apr 1679 Ann Shapley before 11 Nov 1711

ii.

Samuel Avery born 15 Nov 1680 Elizabeth Ransford 25 Feb 1749/0

iii.

daughter Avery born 2 Oct 1682 - died young bef 29 Dec 1683

vi.

Ephraim Avery bapt 18 Oct 1685 Abigail ?Mason ?

vii.

Hannah Avery born 4 May 1686 Thomas Miner (#58) 9 Dec 1761

ix.

Abraham Avery bapt 6 Mar 1691/2 Jane Hill 23 Jun 1761

Children with uncertain birth dates and mother:

iv.

Jonathan Avery born late 1683 Elizabeth Bill after 1724

v.

William Avery born 1683 (twin) - buried 12 Aug 1684

viii.

Mary Avery born 1688 Benjamin Baker ?

x.

Elizabeth Avery born 1692 Sylvester Baldwin 17 Jul 1728



THIRD GENERATION

Thomas had 56 grandchildren of which at least 34 left over 229 descendants.


----- Third Generation: WOODBURY, CT BRANCH -----

Descendants of John Minor

13. JOHN MINOR was born on 9 Sep 1659 in Stratford, CT (LR1p47), son of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. In 1685, he married Sarah ROSE, daughter of Robert. He died on 14 March 1731 (TR LR4 p228), and she died in 1731.

Children were born in Woodbury, CT (LR2 p190,193) and baptized in Stratford (Cothren1 p644):

Name Born Married Departed
59. Samuel Minor bapt 14 Nov 1686 no children 22 Dec 1734
60. Elizabeth Minor bapt 16 Jul 1690 Benjamin Dunning ?
61. Hannah Minor bapt 29 Jan 1692/3 Thomas Mallery 20 Aug 1749
62. John Minor born 19 Dec 1697 Elizabeth _?_ 2 May 1761
63. Sarah Minor born 7 Apr 1709 Moses Matthews 26 Apr 1738

14. THOMAS MINOR was born on 29 May 1662 in Stratford, CT (LR1p50), son of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. He married Hannah CURTISS, daughter of Israel Curtiss and Rebecca. They lived in Woodbury, CT. He died on 15 Jun 1722 in Woodbury (LR2 p165).

Children recorded in Woodbury (LR2 p191-4, 204) (Cothren1 p644-5).

Name Born Married Departed
64. Josiah Minor bapt 8 Jul 1693 Mary Hurlburt and Mary Shove 1766
65. Samuel Minor bapt 11 May 1697 Rachel Galpin 26 Mar 1767
66. Peter Minor born 10 Dec 1700 - 10 Jun 1703
67. Thomas Minor bapt 28 Feb 1703 Theda Murray 6 Jun 1796
68. Peter Minor bapt 1 Dec 1705 Judith Squire 29 Aug 1796
69. Clement Minor born 22 Mar 1710 - 26 Sep 1718
70. Hannah Minor born 19 Jun 1712 - 27 Jun 1712
71. Peace Minor born 19 Jul 1713 - 24 Jun 1714
72. Clement Minor born 11 Dec 1719 Mary Barnum 11 Aug 1798

16. ELIZABETH MINOR was born on 16 Jan 1666/7 in Stratford, CT (LR1 p52), daughter of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. In 1689, she married Zechariah WALKER, born 22 May 1670, son of Zechariah Walker and Mary Prudden. Their children were born in Woodbury, CT and baptized there at the First Congregation Church. She died on 19 Dec 1749 and he died on 21 Dec 1753.

Name Born Married

i.

Mary Walker born 9 Jan 1689 Joseph Judson 13 Feb 1706/7

ii.

Abigail Walker born 6 Feb 1690/1 Valentine Prentice 2 Feb 1740

iii.

Timothy Walker bapt 18 Jun 1693 Sarah Judson

iv.

Josiah Walker bapt. 22 Sep 1695 Phebe Hurlbut 24 Dec 1719

v.

Joseph Walker born 26 Dec 1699 died 1 Jun 1727 unmarried?

vi.

Zechariah Walker born 14 May 1702 Margaret _?_ 16 Jun 1728

vii.

Peter Walker born 24 Oct 1706 Mary Hawley 28 Feb 1732

viii.

Elizabeth Walker born 16 Dec 1708 Caleb Martin 26 Jun 1729

ix.

Gideon Walker born 16 Dec 1711 Mary Munn 6 Nov 1735

17. GRACE MINOR was born on 12 Sep 1670 in Stratford, CT (LR1p55), daughter of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. On 11 Apr 1688 in Windsor, CT, she married Samuel GRANT, son of Samuel Grant and Mary Porter. Their son, Noah, was the ancestor of President Ulysses Grant. He died on 8 May 1710, and she died on 16 Apr 1753 in East Windsor, CT.

Children recorded in Windsor, CT (TR: v2p38-39):

Name Born Married

i.

Hannah Grant born 28 Mar 1689 Thomas Morton

ii.

Samuel Grant born 19 Sep 1691 Theophy Bartlet 1 Jan 1718/9

iii.

Noah Grant born 16 Dec 1693 Martha Huntington 12 Jun 1717

iv.

Abigail Grant born 18 Dec 1695 Abiel Abbott 9 Jan 1717/8

v.

Ephraim Grant born 24 Aug 1698 Elizabeth Cady 22 Aug 1723

vi.

Grace Grant born 17 Aug 1701 John Bowers

vii.

David Grant born 10 Dec 1703 Elizabeth Chapman 21 Dec 1727

viii.

Ebenezer Grant born in Oct 1706 Anne Ellsworth 10 Nov 1737

18. JOSEPH MINOR was born on 4 March 1672/3 in Stratford, CT (LR1p50), son of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. On 12 Jul 1710, he married Susanna ROOT, born 13 May 1678 in Fairfield, CT, daughter of John Root and Dorcas Abbott. He served the town of Woodbury in many capacities for many years and achieved the military rank of Colonel. He died on 30 Oct 1774 in Woodbury aged 101 years. Susanna died on 26 Apr 1738.

Children recorded in Woodbury, CT (LR2 p194,203; LR3 p122) (Cothren1 p644).

Name Born Married Departed
73. Joseph Minor born 12 Apr 1711 Jane Nichols 19 Aug 1749
74. Sarah Minor born 3 Apr 1713 John Judson ?
75. Susanna Minor born 21 Nov 1718 Ebenezer Warner 15 Oct 1782
76. David Minor born 26 May 1721 Prudence Martin 17 Jan 1779

19. Sgt. EPHRAIM MINOR was born on 24 Oct 1675 in Stratford, CT (LR1p50), son of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. On 21 Aug 1701, he married Rebecca CURTISS, daughter of Israel Curtiss and Rebecca. He died on 16 Sep 1762 in Woodbury, and she died on 13 March 1763.

Children recorded in Woodbury (LR2 p191-5):

Name Born Married Departed
77. Timothy Minor born 10 Dec 1702 Elizabeth Judson 14 Nov 1760
78. John Minor born 30 Jun 1705 Mary Judson 15 Feb 1790
79. Matthew Minor born 2 Sep 1708 Sarah Preston and Rachel Strong 21 Nov 1778
80. Rebecca Minor born 30 Jan 1712 Elnathan Judson ?
81. Ephraim Minor Jr born 15 Jul 1715 Mary Martin 24 May 1783

20. SARAH MINOR was born on 19 Jun 1678 in Stratford, CT (LR1p65), daughter of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. On 2 Nov 1699, she married Stephen CURTISS (24 Aug 1673 - 11 Jun 1723), son of Israel Curtiss and Rebecca Beardsley.

Children recorded in Woodbury, CT (LR2 p191-195,203; LR3 p122) (Cothren1 p533).

Name Born Married

i.

Joseph Curtiss born 20 Oct 1700 Mary Walker

ii.

Daniel Curtiss born 12 Jan 1702/3 Phebe Martin 3 Jun 1730

iii.

Sarah Curtiss born 28 Jul 1705 Richard Peat 11 Mar 1724/5

iv.

Rebecca Curtiss born 28 Jul 1705 Elisha Stoddard

v.

Ruth Curtiss born 14 Jan 1707/8 Samuel Galpin

vi.

Stephen Curtiss born 23 Feb 1710 Lois Hicock and Huldah Hicock

vii.

Mary Curtiss born 15 Sep 1713 Stephen Caulkins 15 Jun 1733

viii.

Israel Curtiss born 23 Jul 1716 Eunice Towner 31 Jan 1738/9

ix.

Elizabeth Curtiss born 19 Sep 1718 died at 18, unmarried

x.

Grace Curtiss born 11 Jul 1720 Eldad King 3 May 1743

21. ABIGAIL MINOR was born on 6 Feb 1680/1 in Woodbury, CT, daughter of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. On 8 Feb 1698/9 in Woodbury (LR2 p200), she married John TREADWELL. born 11 Feb 1673/4, son of Samuel Treadwell and Ruth Wheeler. He died on 15 Aug 1716 in Stratford, and she married second Samuel MILES (23 Mar 1671/2 - 5 Jul 1756) on 22 Nov 1721. She died on 10 Aug 1759.

Children recorded in Woodbury (LR2 p191) and Stratford, CT:

Name Born Married

i.

Adoniram Treadwell born 14 Jan 1700 Beulah Gregory

ii.

Abigail Treadwell born 7 Oct 1702 Stephen Morehouse 1 Mar 1721/2

iii.

John Treadwell born 7 Jun 1705 ?

iv.

Hezekiah Treadwell born 3 Nov 1707 Mehitable Fairchild c1730

v.

Ephraim Treadwell born 4 Jul 1710 Mary Porter 30 Apr 1741

vi.

Joseph Treadwell born 23 Nov 1712 died young

vii.

Jabez Treadwell born 4 Nov 1715 _?_

22. JOANNA MINOR was baptized 29 Jul 1683 in Woodbury, CT, daughter of John Minor and Elizabeth Booth. On 12 Feb 1706/7 in Woodbury (LR2 p200), she married William GAYLORD (16 Jan 1675 - 25 Oct 1753). She died on 24 May 1741 and was buried Gaylordsville Cemetery Litchfield.

Children recorded in Woodbury, CT (LR2 p193,5):

Name Born Married

i.

Nathan Gaylord born 4 May 1709 Hannah Brounson on 23 Sep 1731

ii.

Aaron Gaylord born 8 Mar 1710/1 Phebe Smith on 22 Sep 1732

iii.

Ruth Gaylord born 6 Apr 1713 died young 31 Aug 1714

iv.

Benjamin Gaylord born 28 Aug 1715 died young 9 Feb 1717/8

Children recorded in New Milford, CT:

Name Born Married

v.

Joanna Gaylord born 16 Aug 1717 Joseph Furniss on 19 Jan 1758

vi.

Ruth Gaylord born 28 Mar 1719 Samuel Smith

vii.

Benjamin Gaylord born 12 Sep 1721 Tryal Morehouse on 2 Oct 1745

viii.

Peter Gaylord born 18 Feb 1723 died young 28 Jun 1724

ix.

Mary Gaylord born 22 Nov 1725 Daniel Noble on 8 Nov 1743


----- Third Generation: NEW LONDON, CT BRANCH -----

Descendants of Clement Miner

23. MARY MINER was born on 29 Jan 1663/4 in New London, CT, daughter of Clement Miner and Frances Burcham. In 168x, she became the second wife of Thomas LEACH. She died possibly on 4 March 1697/8. He married third Mary TUBBS on 8 December 1706 and had 6 additional children before he died on 24 Nov 1732. His first wife was Abigail HOUGHTON who died soon after the birth of their one child.

Children recorded in New London, CT:

Name Born Married

i.

Thomas Leach bapt 13 Mar 1691/2 Mary Crocker on 4 Dec 1706
m2. Mercy Munsell on 2 Apr 1713

ii.

Frances Leach bapt 13 Mar 1691/2 John Caulkins on 10 Feb 1713/4

iii.

Sarah Leach bapt 13 Mar 1691/2 ?

iv.

William Leach bapt 9 Jul 1693 died 12 Feb 1724/5

v.

Mary Leach bapt 28 Feb 1695 Stephen Beebe on 16 Nov 1716, 3 children

vi.

Clement Leach bapt 20 Mar 1697/8 Elizabeth Culver on 25 Oct 1725

24. JOSEPH MINER[3] was born on 6 Aug 1666 in New London, CT, son of Clement Miner and Frances Burcham. On 12 Mar 1689, he married Elizabeth COMSTOCK, daughter of John Comstock and Abigail Chappell. She died on 3 May 1692, and on 20 Aug 1706 he married second Susanna KEENEY, daughter of John Keeney and his first wife, Sarah Douglas. She was the widow of Ezekiel Turner. She died on 13 Dec 1748 (HD7), and he married third Mrs Mary BUSHNELL on 2 Oct 1750 (HD7). He died in New London on 6 Apr 1752 (HD7 p586), and she died 30 Oct 1752 (HD7 p597). They are likely buried at the Ancient Burial Ground on Hempstead Street in New London as the Second Burial Ground wasn't opened until 1793.

Two children were recorded in New London, CT (TR: v1p38) and later baptized there in the First Church on 13 March 1691/2:

Name Born Married Departed
82. JOSEPH MINER Jr born 3 Mar 1689/0 Grace Turner 31 May 1781
83. Elizabeth Miner born 29 Oct 1691 Thomas Butler ?

25. CLEMENT MINER was born on 6 October 1668 in New London, CT, son of Clement Miner and Frances Burcham. On 4 August 1698 he married Martha MOULD, born 24 Dec 1674, a daughter of Hugh Mould and Martha Coit. He died in New London on 8 Apr 1740 and she died on 2 Aug 1743 (HD7 p413).

Children recorded in New London, CT (TR: v1p25/50):

Name Born Married Departed
88. Martha Miner born 20 Jun 1699 Abel Willey 24 Mar 1733
89. Clement Miner Jr born 14 Dec 1700 Abigail Turner 9 Aug 1775
90. William Miner born 11 Mar 1703 perhaps Priscilla Strickland Went to sea and died
91. Joseph Miner born 29 Dec 1704 remained single 5 Dec 1755
92. John Miner born 16 Sep 1706 Lydia Howard 9 Aug 1790
93. Mary Miner born 5 Sep 1708 remained single ?
94. Hugh Miner born 12 Apr 1710 Damaris Champlin 10 April 1745
95. Thomas Miner born 3 Feb 1712 remained single after 1754
96. Solomon Miner born 31 Oct 1713 remained single after 1754
97. Grace Miner born 1 May 1718 Thomas Fosdick 3 Dec 1801

26. WILLIAM MINER was born on 6 Nov 1670 in Niantic, CT area (Lyme vL2p132) (New London v1p7), son of Clement Miner and Frances Burcham. He married Sarah BECKWITH, daughter of Joseph Beckwith and Susanna Tallman of Lyme, CT. He died on 18 Apr 1725 and was buried in Old Stone Church Cemetery in East Lyme. Sarah died on 24 Mar 1721/2 (HD7 p119).

Wife of a William Miner died 9 Nov 1732 in Lyme, CT (TR: L2 p40); perhaps a second wife of this William?

William had 14 Children recorded in Lyme, CT (TR: vL2p132).

Name Born Married Departed
98. William Miner born 27 Apr 1694 Abigail [__?__] Oct 1746
99. Clement Miner born 12 Feb 1695/6 Esther Lee 22 Jan 1756
100. Joseph Miner born 12 Dec 1697 Jemima Cady before Apr 1758
101. Susanna Miner born 14 Sep 1699 John Brown 25 Apr 1741 (HD7)
102. Christopher Miner born 17 Apr 1701 - 29 Mar 1724
103. Thomas Miner born 5 Jan 1702/3 Martha Stebbins 9 Dec 1746
104. Sarah Miner born 26 Jul 1704 Clement Stebbins after 1743
105. Stephen Miner born 9 Apr 1706 Athaliah Updyke in NJ 8 May 1750
106. Samuel Miner born 26 Jul 1708 Hannah Douw in NJ around 1745
107. Anne Miner born 6 May 1710 Samuel Leach after 1750
108. John Miner born 15 Apr 1712 unmarried 1 Jun 1741 (HD7)
109. Sylvester Miner born 3 Jun 1714 Lydia Stebbins after 1771
110. Elihu Miner born 16 Oct 1716 - 3 Mar 1719 (HD7)
111. Elihu Miner bapt 13 May 1722 Keziah Willey before 1790

28. PHEBE MINER was born on April 13th in New London, CT and baptized there on 26 Jul 1674 at the First Church. She was a daughter of Clement Miner and Martha Wellman. On 17 Jun 1697 (TR v1p23), she married John STUBBINS/STEBBINS, son of John and Deborah. He died 16 September 1756 (HD7 p674) and she died on 17 Jul 1751 (HD7 p571).

Children recorded in New London, CT (TR v1 p24,27,29,31,34,41):

Name Born Married

i.

John Stubbins born 18 Jul 1698 died before 1704

ii.

Clement Stubbins born 8 Mar 1702 Sarah Miner (#104)

iii.

Thomas Stubbins born 22 Aug 1703 Deborah Grimes

iv.

Martha Stubbins born 10 Aug 1706 Thomas Minor (#103)

v.

Lydia Stubbins born 4 May 1709 Sylvester Miner

vi.

Christopher Stubbins born 18 Jun 1713 died 7 Jun 1736


----- Third Generation: STONINGTON, CT BRANCH -----

Descendants of Ephraim Miner, Joseph Miner and Manassah Miner

30. Lt. EPHRAIM MINER was born on 22 Jun 1668 in Stonington, CT, son of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. He married Mary STEVENS daughter of Richard and Mary of Taunton, MA on 24 May 1694 (TR v2 p9). He died in New London on 19 Feb 1739/40 and she died on 27 Sep 1748. Buried in Old Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR v2 p10) (Wheeler 5 p468):

Name Born Married Departed
112. Ephraim Miner born 11 Mar 1695 unmarried 20 Sep 1728
113. Thomas Miner born 21 Jun 1697 unmarried 8 Dec 1746
114. Mary Miner born 4 Aug 1699 Thomas Wheeler 28 Jul 1750
115. Henry Miner born 5 Aug 1701 - 6 Feb 1703/4
116. Rufus Miner born 21 Aug 1703 Mary Miner 25 Dec 1760
117. Bridget Miner born 7 Oct 1705 Oliver Grant 16 Aug 1729
118. Simeon Miner born 4 May 1708 Hannah Wheeler ?
119. Stephen Miner born 23 Dec 1710 Hannah Page 13 Jun 1761
120. Hannah Miner born 13 Nov 1712 Noah Grant 23 Feb 1792
121. Samuel Miner born 1 Jan 1714/5 Elizabeth Denison and Esther Gallup 30 Jul 1773

32. HANNAH MINER was born on 20 Apr 1671 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. On 6 Jan 1691/2 (Stonington v2p7), she married Samuel FRINK born 14 Feb 1669, son of John Frink and Grace Stevens. He died 12 Oct 1713 (v2p7) and she died about 1751.

They had 9 Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p7,68) (Wheeler 5 p376):

Name Born Married

i.

Samuel Frink born 19 Feb 1692/3 Margaret Wheeler 26 May 1714

ii.

Andrew Frink born 9 Aug 1694 Sarah Kimball

iii.

Grace Frink born 18 Dec 1695 ?

iv.

James Frink born 6 Nov 1697 Mary Stanton 22 Nov 1718

v.

Hannah Frink bapt 17 Mar 1700 ?Hezekiah Huntington 9 Jul 1719

vi.

Jedediah Frink bapt 7 Jun 1702 Lucy Stanton 17 Jul 1726

vii.

Jerusha Frink bapt 28 May 1704 Joshua Abel 5 Feb 1728/9

viii.

Elias Frink bapt 22 Dec 1706 Lydia Bingham 3 Jun 1731

ix.

Abigail Frink bapt 2 May 1708 John Holmes 20 Apr 1727

33. REBECCA MINER was born on 17 Sep 1672 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. She married Josiah GRANT on 8 Jul 1696 in Stonington. He was born on 19 March 1668 in Windsor, CT, son of Samuel Grant and Mary Potter. He died on 28 March 1732, and was buried in Old Taugwank Cemetery. She died on 15 Jan 1746/7.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p13) (Wheeler 5 p401):

Name Born Married

i.

Josiah Grant born 17 Jun 1697 Grace Prentice 30 Nov 1721

ii.

John Grant born 19 Oct 1698 died 12 Nov 1722

iii.

Oliver Grant born 3 Sep 1703 Bridget Miner (#117) and Silence Williams

iv.

Noah Grant born 13 Jan 1706 Hannah Miner (#120) on 25 Jan 1744/5

v.

Miner Grant born 26 Aug 1712 died 7 May 1737

35. ELIZABETH MINER was born on 30 Apr 1674 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. On 16 Oct 1692, she married John BROWN, son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (Wheeler 5 p260):

Name Born Married

i.

John Brown Jr born in Jul 1693 died in 1694

ii.

Jonathan Brown born 15 Mar 1695 Hannah Richardson 5 Oct 1718

iii.

Elizabeth Brown born in Mar 1696/7 Samuel Miner (#149)

iv.

Hebsibah Brown born Sep 1699 ?

v.

John Brown born in 1701 Elizabeth Chase and Abigail Randall

vi.

Ichabod Brown born 12 Mar 1704 Sarah Chapman 30 May 1731

vii.

Prudence Brown born 28 Apr 1707 William Hilliard 5 Jun 1728

viii.

Jedediah Brown born 28 Apr 1709 Abigail Holmes 27 Nov 1728

ix.

Mehitable Brown bapt 2 Jun 1712 Nathaniel Swan 13 Jan 1730/1

x.

Mary Brown bapt 1 Sep 1717 Mathew Beeton

38. DEBORAH MINER was born on 29 April 1679 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. On 8 Jul 1696, she married Joseph PENDLETON, son of James and Hannah. She died on 8 Sep 1697 in Westerly after having 1 daughter, Deborah born 29 Aug 1697 in Westerly, RI (TR v1p58). He married second Patience Potts on 11 Dec 1700 and died on 18 Sep 1706 in Westerly, RI.

Daughter Deborah married Nicholas Frink on 30 Nov 1715 (Ston. v3p6) in New London and died in 1750 in Horry Co., SC; 9 children.

39. SAMUEL MINER was born on 28 Aug 1680 in Stonington, CT, son of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. On 2 Apr 1702, he married Ann DENISON, daughter of John and Phebe. He died on 8 Dec 1717 in Stonington, and she married her cousin, Edward Denison, on 2 March 1717/8.

No children recorded.

40. JAMES MINER was born in Nov 1682 in Stonington, CT, son of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. On 22 Feb 1704/5, he married Abigail ELDREDGE, born 19 Aug 1688 daughter of Daniel Eldredge of Kingston, RI. She died on 13 Aug 1720. He married second Sarah AYERS of Newport, RI on 4 May 1721. He died on 3 Jun 1726, and was buried in Old Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington. She died about 1751.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p75) (Wheeler 5 p469):

Name Born Married Departed
122. James Miner born 28 Oct 1705 Sarah Breed 2 Feb 1768
123. Charles Miner born 14 Nov 1709 Mary Wheeler 6 Nov 1786
125. Daniel Miner born 24 Jan 1711/2 ? ?
126. Abigail Miner born 15 Aug 1714 John Fanning 27 Sep 1777
127. Freelove Miner born 4 Jul 1716 Joseph Hilliard 13 Feb 1801
128. Ann Miner born 3 Aug 1718 William Fanning ?
vii. daughter born 13 Aug 1720 - 13 Aug 1720

Note: The Sarah and Eunice listed as children here in Miner genealogies apparently belong to another James and Sarah

41. GRACE MINER was born in Sep 1683 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. On 10 Jan 1701/2, she married William PALMER, son of Gershom and Ann. They lived in what is now North Stonington. He died about 1729.

They had 4 children recorded in Stonington, CT (Wheeler 5 p514):

Name Born Married

i.

Grace Palmer bapt 27 Jun 1703 David Fish 30 Mar 1721

ii.

William Palmer born 16 Nov 1704 Abigail Wyatt 16 Dec 1728

iii.

Elihu Palmer bapt 22 Dec 1706 Deborah Reynolds 19 Jan 1726/7

iv.

Wait Palmer bapt 27 May 1711 Mary Brown in 1727

42. JOHN MINER was born on 19 Apr 1685 in Stonington, CT, son of Ephraim Miner and Hannah Avery. On 5 May 1709, he married Mary ELDREDGE. She was born 6 Dec 1691, daughter of Daniel Eldredge and Mary Philips. He died 8 Feb 1716/7 and was buried in Old Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p11) (Wheeler 5 p469):

Name Born Married Departed
131. Zerviah Miner born 8 Oct 1711 Daniel Hobart ?
132. daughter born 7 Oct 1713 - March 1717
133. John Miner born 15 Apr 1716 ? ?

44. JOSEPH MINER was born on 19 September 1669 in Stonington, CT, son of Joseph Miner and Mary Avery. He married Sarah TRACY, daughter of Sgt Thomas Tracy on 18 Jun 1700. He died on 8 February 1739/0 and she died 24 Nov 1758. They were buried in Old Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p43) (Wheeler 5 p469):

Name Born Married Departed
134. Sarah Miner born 23 Feb 1701/2 George Denison 27 Sep 1724
135. Jerusha Miner born 27 Jan 1702/3 Jonathan Merrick 23 Jul 1777
136. Mary MINER born 15 Mar 1704/5 Rufus Miner (#116) after Aug 1747
137. Grace Miner born 20 Nov 1707 Benjamin Miner (#144.) 24 Feb 1773
138. Christopher Miner born 14 Mar 1710/1 - 6 April 1711
139. Joseph Miner born 26 Feb 1711/2 - 13 Mar 1713 (v2p43)
140. Jabez Miner born 30 Mar 1714 - 16 Jun 1714
141. Thankful Miner born 27 May 1717 - 10 Jul 1717

45. MARIE MINER (Mary) was born on 6 Oct 1671 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Joseph Miner and Mary Avery. On 27 Jan 1691/2 (v2p5), she married Elisha CHESEBROUGH, son of Samuel. They had 7 children born in Stonington, CT (Wheeler p294). She died on 29 Nov 1704. He married second on 6 Feb 1706/7 with Rebecca Mason, had 8 more children, and died on 1 Sep 1727.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p5) (Wheeler 5 p294):

Name Born Married

i.

Mary Chesebrough born 15 Dec 1692 Daniel Stanton in 1712

ii.

Elisha Chesebrough born 15 Sep 1694 Hannah Chesebrough 4 Jan 1720/1

iii.

Elihu Chesebrough born 15 Sep 1694 Anna Wardwell 23 Jul 1745

iv.

John Chesebrough born 25 Sep 1696 ?

v.

James Chesebrough born 20 May 1699 Prudence Harris 24 Nov 1718

vi.

Jabez Chesebrough born 10 Jan 1701/2 Priscilla Chesebrough 26 Dec 1723

vii.

Zebulon Chesebrough born 6 Jul 1704 died on 24 Nov 1704

46. MERCY MINER was born on 21 Aug 1673 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Joseph Miner and Mary Avery. On 20 Dec 1696 in Preston, CT, she married Francis WEST, son of Samuel West and Triphosa Partridge. He was born in Duxbury, MA on 13 Dec 1669. Their children were born in Stonington and they later moved to SE corner of Tolland, CT about 1720 where all the children's marriages were recorded. She died 6 Sep 1751, and he died on 12 May 1731. Both are buried in

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v1p93) (Wheeler 5 p627):

Name Born Married Departed

i.

Mercy West born 30 Oct 1697 Nathaniel Wales 14 Feb 1715/6 20 Jan 1725/6

ii.

Samuel West born 10 Apr 1700 Sarah Delano 4 Nov 1724 3 Feb 1779

iii.

Joseph West born 1 Oct 1701 Joanna Delano 19 May 1725 27 Jan 1764

iv.

Amasa West bapt. 27 Mar 1704 Amy Hatch on 8 Jul 1730 1759+

v.

Zebulon West bapt. 16 Mar 1706/7 Mary Delano 7 Oct 1731 4 Dec 1770

vi.

Christopher West bapt. 19 Jun 1709 Amy Delano 25 Oct 1732

vii.

Pelatiah West bapt. 30 Sep 1711 Elizabeth Lathrop 5 Dec 1734 11 Jul 1787

47. BENJAMIN MINER was baptized on 25 Jun 1676 in Stonington, CT, son of Joseph Miner and Mary Avery. On 15 Nov 1697, he married Mary SAXTON. She was born on 4 Sep 1681 in Stonington, the daughter of Joseph Saxton and Hannah Denison. He died 28 Feb 1710/1. She married second Joseph Page on 5 March 1712/3, and died on 15 Oct 1750. Their daughter, Hannah Page born 24 December 1713, married Stephen Miner

Children recorded in Stonington (TR: v2 p16) (Wheeler 5 p469):

Name Born Married Departed
142. Mary Miner born 31 Jul 1699 James Chipman ?
143. Marcy Miner born 2?0 May 1702 James Eldredge ?
144. Benjamin Miner born 22 Jun 1704 Grace Miner 5 Jun 1740
145. Clement Miner born 1 Oct 1706 Abigail Hempstead ?
146. Joanna Miner born 10 Jun 1710 John Allyn ?

48. SARAH MINER was baptized on 30 Mar 1679 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Joseph Miner and Mary Avery. On 21 May 1706 in Preston, she married Nathaniel TRACY, son of Thomas and Sarah. He died on 12 March 1751 and she died 24 November 1753.

Children recorded in Preston, CT (TR: v1p65):

Name Born Married

i.

Nathaniel Tracy born 19 Mar 1706/7 Abigail Palmer 7 Jul 1731

ii.

Daniel Tracy born 18 Jan 1709 Dorothy Safford 22 Nov 1733

iii.

Benaiah Tracy born 21 Jul 1710 Hannah Safford 25 Dec 1735

iv.

Joseph Tracy born 2 Apr 1712 Mary Fuller 14 Apr 1735/6

49. JOANNA MINER was baptized on 13 Mar 1681 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Joseph Miner and Mary Avery. On 9 Jul 1700, she married Stephen RICHARDSON, son of Stephen Richardson and Lydia Gilbert of Preston, CT. They had at least 1 child born in Stonington, CT. She died 15 Jan 1726. He married second with Abigail Pelham on 25 March 1728 at Newport, RI and died 11 Aug 1749 in Lebanon, CT (TR v1 p269).

Name Born Departed

i.

child   buried 24 Feb 1701/2

ii.

child   buried 25 Jul 1703

iii.

Stephen Richardson bapt. 10 Jul 1715 no info, may have died young

50. CHRISTOPHER MINER was born on 28 Dec 1683 in Stonington, CT, son of Joseph Miner and Mary Avery. On 9 Mar 1703/4, he married Mary LAY, daughter of Robert and Mary. He died on 11 Dec 1707, and she married second Joseph Page on 12 April 1709.

Children baptized in Stonington.

Name Born Married Departed
147. Mary Miner bapt 6 Jun 1708 Samuel Clark ?
148. Joanna Miner bapt 6 Jun 1708 - 20 May 1710

51. PRUDENCE MINER was baptized on 6 May 1688 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Joseph Miner and Mary Avery. On 17 Feb 1707, she married Joseph DENISON, son of George and Mercy. He died on 18 Feb 1724/5, and she died on 17 May 1726 in Lebanon. Buried in Old Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p71) (Wheeler 5 p343):

Name Born Married

i.

Joseph Denison born 21 Sep 1707 Bridget Noyes 23 Apr 1751

ii.

Prudence Denison born 28 Nov 1709 Benjamin Sprague 20 Jan 1726

iii.

Borodell Denison born 14 Feb 1712 Ezekiel Turner 12 May 1729

iv.

Amos Denison born 18 Feb 1713/4 Martha Gallup 20 May 1742

v.

Nathan Denison born 20 Feb 1715/6 Ann Carey in 1736

vi.

Joanna Denison born 28 Jan 1717/8 Henry Hewitt 25 Dec 1735

vii.

Elizabeth Denison born 15 Feb 1719/20 Samuel Miner (#121)

viii.

Thankful Denison bapt. 7 Apr 1723 Elisha Williams 5 Nov 1740

ix.

Anna Denison bapt. 3 May 1724 Amos Allen in 1739

52. BRIDGET MINER was born on 31 Jan 1710/1 in Stonington, CT, daughter of Joseph Miner and Bridget Chesebrough. On 5 Nov 1730, she married Jonathan CHESEBROUGH, son of Samuel and Marie. She died on 23 Apr 1766.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p21; v3p68) (Wheeler 5 p296):

Name Born Married

i.

Bridget Chesebrough born 14 Sep 1731 died 23 Jul 1733

ii.

Jonathan Chesebrough born 20 Nov 1734 Esther Chesebrough 20 Jun 1762

iii.

Bridget Chesebrough born 21 Dec 1737 ?

iv.

Eunice Chesebrough born 19 Feb 1739/40 Rufus Miner (#116)

v.

Ann Chesebrough born 6 Jan 1742/3 William Griffin 22 Dec 1762

vi.

Phebe Chesebrough born 24 May 1746 Jesse Palmer

vii.

Thomas Chesebrough born 19 Nov 1754 Joanna Tyler 15 Oct 1775

54. ELNATHAN MINER was born on 28 Dec 1671 as recorded in Stonington, CT, but he is also recorded in New London, CT as born 5 Oct 1671, son of Manassah Miner and Lydia Moore. He was baptized at First Church of New London on 10 March 1671/2. On 21 Mar 1694, he married Rebecca BALDWIN. They had 4 children born in Stonington, CT. She died on 12 Mar 1700/1, and he married second Prudence RICHARDSON, daughter of Amos Richardson and widow of John Hallam, on 17 Mar 1702/3. They had 1 child born in Stonington. She died on 6 Aug 1716, and he married third Tamsen WILCOX on 14 Oct 1718 (TR: v2p52). They had 1 child born in Stonington. Elnathan died on 11 Oct 1756 (HD7). Elnathan and his wives are buried in Thomas Miner Cemetery.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v1p81) (Wheeler 5 p469):

Name Born Married Departed
149. Samuel Miner born 12 Dec 1694 Elizabeth Brown 21 May 1788
150. Manassah Miner born 1 Dec 1695 Keziah Greer 27 Jul 1750
151. Elnathan Miner born 24 Jan 1696/7 unmarried 22 Jul 1758 (HD7 p706)
152. Rebecca Miner born 13 Feb 1698/9 Robert Lippencott and Samuel Mason ?
153. Richardson Miner born 24 Nov 1704 Elizabeth Mason 1744 in England
154. Daniel Miner about 1719 Prudence [__?__] ?

56. HANNAH MINER was born on 1 Dec 1676 in New London, CT, daughter of Manassah Miner and Lydia Moore. On 4 Jul 1698, she married Elihu CHESEBROUGH, son of Elisha. She died on 23 Aug 1751.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v1p93) (Wheeler 5 p295):

Name Born Married

i.

Hannah Chesebrough born 25 Feb 1698/9 Elisha Chesebrough 4 Jan 1720/1

ii.

Sarah Chesebrough born 3 Dec 1700 Zebediah Mix 17 Feb 1724/5

iii.

Elihu Chesebrough born 3 Nov 1704 Esther Dennis 13 Feb 1739/40

iv.

Lydia Chesebrough born 10 Mar 1709/10 John Williams 23 Dec 1736

v.

Rebecca Chesebrough born 16 Mar 1711/2 Joseph Champlin of RI

vi.

Elisha Chesebrough born 30 Jun 1714 died on 12 Aug 1719

57. LYDIA MINER was baptized on 17 Aug 1679 in New London, CT, daughter of Manassah Miner and Lydia Moore. On 8 Jul 1706, she married Sylvester BALDWIN, son of John and Rebecca. They had 1 child, John born and died 18 April 1707 (Ston. TR v1p102). She died on 21 Apr 1707. He married second on 19 May 1724 with Elizabeth AVERY, daughter of Thomas and Hannah, had two more children, and died in 1732.

58. THOMAS MINER was born on 20 Sep 1683 in Stonington, CT, son of Manassah Miner and Lydia Moore. On 26 Dec 1706, he married Hannah AVERY, daughter of Thomas and Hannah. He was buried on 12 Apr 1739 (HD7 p348) at Wequetequock Cemetery under a large carved slab. He left a will dated 9 Apr 1739. She died on 9 Dec 1761 (TR v2 p53) and was buried in Thomas Miner Cemetery, Stonington.

Children recorded in Stonington, CT (TR: v2p53) (Wheeler 5 p469):

Name Born Married Departed
155. Thomas Miner born 4 Oct 1707 Sarah Watson 22 Nov 1760
156. Sylvanus Miner born 3 Mar 1708/9 Anna Avery 15 Mar 1786
157. Hannah Miner born 23 Nov 1710 Ebenezer Punderson ?
158. Jonathan Miner born 25 Feb 1713/4 Ann Avery after 1756
159. Lydia Miner born 12 Jan 1716/7 - 22 Jan 1716/7
160. Prudence Miner born 6 Dec 1719 John Avery 8 Dec 1790
161. Manassah Miner born 25 Feb 1723/4 unmarried bef. 12 Nov 1751
162. Ephraim Miner born 25 Feb 1723/4 - 26 Feb 1723/4
163. Lydia Miner born 26 Apr 1727 unmarried 26 Jun 1788

12-i. THOMAS AVERY was born on 20 Apr 1679 in Groton, CT, son of Hannah Miner and Thomas Avery. He married Ann SHAPLEY on 12 Jul 1704. She was born on 31 Aug 1685 and died on 7 Jun 1751. He died before 21 Nov 1710/11 when Ann married Jonathan Roffe (Ross).

Children:

Name Born Married
i. Thomas Avery 31 Mar 1705 died 3 Jul 1712
ii. Anna Avery 12 May 1707 Samuel Griffing 16 Nov 1727
m2. Sylvanus Miner

12-ii. SAMUEL AVERY was born on 15 Nov 1680 in Groton, CT, son of Hannah Miner and Thomas Avery. On 23 Jun 1702, he married Elizabeth RANSFORD, daughter of Jonathan Ransford of Boston. In 1710 he bought land on north side of Saw-mill Brook in Mohegan section of Montville, CT. He died on 25 Feb 1749/0. She died on 9 Sep 1761.

In his will dated Feb. 22, 1749/50, New London, North Parish, Samuel Avery mentioned wife, Elizabeth; sons, John and Ephraim; daughters, Martha, Elizabeth, Alethea, Hannah, Anna and Mary; son Ransford deceased and his son Samuel who now lives with me.

Children baptized at First Church of Norwich, CT:

Name Born Married Departed
i. Ransford Avery 26 Jun 1703 Elizabeth Rogers 18 Aug 1745 NS
ii. Martha Avery 1707 Peter Comstock c1723 c1754
iii. Samuel Avery bapt 27 Mar 1709 - 15 Jul 1712
iv. Elizabeth Avery bapt 16 Sep 1711 Daniel Comstock 30 Dec 1731 12 Apr 1768
vii. Alethia Avery bapt 25 Jul 1714 James Allyn 17 Dec 1729 Feb 1776
viii Thomas Avery 29 Jun 1718 - 1750 NS
ix. Hannah Avery bapt 29 Jun 1718 Samuel Allyn 27 May 1731 22 Feb 1748/9
x. Ann Avery bapt 22 May 1719 Jonathan Miner 22 Apr 1739 May 1788
xi. John Avery 14 Feb 1722/3 Prudence Miner 21 Aug 1790
xii. Mary Avery 22 Apr 1725 John Williams 5 Oct 1805
xii. Ephraim Avery 25 Jun 1727 Abigail Bill 1 Sep 1792 MA


Primary reference is The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records before 1850 which is stored at the CT State Library in Hartford, CT and also available on microfilm and as a series of softbound books put out by the Genealogical Publishing Co.15

Many of the female lines are continued in Richard Wheeler's History of the Town of Stonington5 (1900). Additional descendants are continued in William Cothren's History of Ancient Woodbury, CT1 (1854). The Parkhurst Manuscript4 (c.1935) describes many of the New London and Lyme families. Numbering system taken from Thomas Minor, Descendants, 1608 - 19812 by John A Minor (1981) which continues many of the lines for several generations.

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