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SELECTED DESCENDANTS


1. THOMAS MINER / MINOR was born in Chew Magna, county of Somerset, England on 23 April 1608.

3. CLEMENT MINER[2] was baptized on 4 Mar 1638 in Hingham, MA, son of Thomas Miner and Grace Palmer.

24. JOSEPH MINER[3] was born on 6 Aug 1666 in New London, CT, son of Clement Miner and Frances Burcham.

82. JOSEPH MINER Jr.[4] was born on 3 Mar 1689/0 in New London, CT, son of Joseph Miner and Elizabeth Comstock.

240. JESSE MINER[5] was born 13 August 1716 in New London, CT, son of Joseph Miner and Grace Turner

620. TURNER MINER[6] was born on 12 November 1738 in New London, CT, son of Jesse. On 23 Jan 1760, he married Rebecca MOORE, daughter of Joshua Moore Jr and Elizabeth Grant of New London (now Waterford). They had 14 children recorded in New London (3A:33). He died on 23 Apr 1802 and was moved to Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London after it opened in 1851. He is located in 4th of 8 rows of moved graves placed to west of office building.
Latitude: 41.36651, Longitude: -72.12413       Google Map
She died on 28 Feb 1835 in Vernon, CT and is buried in Old North Cemetery in Hartford, CT.

1790 census - Waterford, CT: 2-2-4 (with son Jesse)
1800 census - New London: 00001-00001-00

Descendants

Born

Departed

Married

1321.

Elizabeth Miner 1 Apr 1760 1837+ Thomas Harris 28 Oct 1780

1322.

Turner Mather Miner 28 Oct 1761 24 Apr 1762 -

1323.

Susanna Miner 6 Apr 1763 3 Sep 1840 John Chapman Jr 4 Jan 1784

1324.

TURNER MINER 2 Dec 1764 7 Aug 1840 Mary Spencer 18 Sep 1788

1325.

Rebecca Miner 28 June 1766 Hezakiah Smith

1326.

Lucretia Miner 1 Feb 1768 19 Apr 1859 Shubert Preston 8 Nov 1794 in Ashford, CT

1327.

Jesse Miner 4 Feb 1770 29 Nov 1858 Betsey Watkins 17 Nov 1793

1328.

Lucy Miner 23 July 1771 31 July 1771 -

1329.

Theoda Miner 21 July 1772 7 Dec 1788 -

1330.

Lucy Miner 1 July 1774 John Olcott

1331.

Martha Miner 10 Jan 1776 16 May 1850 Joel Spencer

1332.

Matthew Miner 28 Aug 1778 in OH in 1823 Mrs Eliza Frazier of SC

1333.

Henry Miner 23 June 1779

1334.

Richard Miner 9 May 1784 2 Nov 1848 in OH

1324. TURNER MINER[7] was born on 2 Dec 1764 in New London, CT, son of Turner. He was baptized on 14 April 1765 at First Church of Christ in New London. He went to East Haddam, CT from New London, and on 18 Sep 1788 at the Millington Church in East Haddam (v2p178), he married Mary SPENCER, daughter of General Joseph Spencer and Hannah Brown. (Hannah was the widow of Capt. Daniel Southmayd.) They lived west of the Millington Green Cemetery with the house (still standing in 2006) north of the road and a 40 acre farm to the south separated from the cemetery by a brook. They had 11 children recorded in Millington, CT (East Haddam 2:178). She died on 30 July 1825.

He married second with Catherine SEYMOUR on 24 Nov 1829. They were in Auburn, Cayuga Co, NY in 1830 and Skaneateles, Onondaga Co, NY in 1840. He died on 7 Aug 1840 and was buried in Thorn Hill Cemetery, Spafford, NY.
Latitude: 42.89779, Longitude: -76.34221       Google Map
She died on 23 Sep 1865 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY.
Latitude: 42.94310, Longitude: -76.44060       Google Map

1790 census - East Haddam, CT: 1-2-1 (extra boy?)
1800 census - East Haddam, CT: 32010-20010-00
1810 census - East Haddam, CT: 12301-20101-0
1820 census - East Haddam, CT: 000202-01201-0200
1830 census - Auburn, NY: age 6x
1840 census - Skaneateles, NY: age 7x

More on this family at Stephen Pegler's page.

Descendants

Born

Departed

Married

2575.

JARED SPENCER MINER

8 July 1789 20 Jul 1827 Caroline Brockway and Elenora Snow

2576.

Joseph Spencer Miner 19 May 1791 22 Dec 1869 Mary Caulkins 20 Sep 1812 and second Eliza Caulkins 18 Jan 1819

2577.

Charles Miner 1 July 1793 3 Feb 1819 Harriet Wickham 17 Nov 1817

2578.

William Miner 2 Oct 1794 31 Dec 1875 [__?__] Proctor

2579.

Mary Spencer Miner 2 Oct 1794   Ephraim Walker Jr and Jeremiah Hutchins

2580.

Daniel Southmayd Miner 7 July 1797 5 Apr 1812 -

2581.

Henry Miner 16 Sep 1798   Martha Stranahan 17 Jan 1827

2582.

Elizabeth Spencer Miner 24 Dec 1800   Cyrus W Swan 11 Feb 1827

2583.

Hannah Brown Miner 5 Sep 1804 22 Oct 1894 James Stranahan Jr 18 Jan 1826

2584.

Lucius Butler Miner 1 July 1807 28 July 1809 -

2585.

Lucius Miner 23 Apr 1810 18 Dec 1811 -

2575. JARED SPENCER MINER[8] was born on 8 July 1789 in East Haddam, CT (v2p178), son of Turner Miner. Baptized on 8 Nov 1795. He married Caroline BROCKWAY, daughter of Ezra Brockway and Margaret Banning, on 11 February 1813 in East Haddam. Caroline died on 2 January 1820, and was buried in Joshuatown Cemetery in Haddam, CT.

Jared married second with Elenora Young SNOW, and they had a son, Jared S Miner. Jared died on Nantucket Island, MA on 20 July 1827. Elenora married Edmund Cooper of North Kingstown, RI, son of Gilbert, on 10 June 1829. They lived in North Kingstown where she died on 28 October 1853 and was buried in the graveyard of the Old Baptist Church.
Latitude: 41.59304, Longitude: -71.49098       Google Map

1820 census for Lyme, CT gives 100010-20010 for Jared which conflicts with the existence of a second son, Charles, for whom I have found no information beyond the entry in Sidney Miner's compilation10.
1850 census for North Kingstown, RI gives Ellenora Cooper, age 56.

Descendants

Born

Departed

Married

4421.

Daniel Southmayd Miner 30 Dec 1813 25 Oct 1901 Sarah M Banning 9 Dec 1834

4422.

Harriet B Miner June 1816 22 Apr 1880 Samuel Lock Comstock 17 Mar 1833

4423.

Caroline Miner June 1816 16 Sep 1833 died young at 17yr 3mo

4424.

Charles Miner ? ? ?

v.

JARED S MINER 3 Mar 1823? 9 Nov 1877 Sarah Sherman Rathbun in late 1851

JARED S. MINER[9] was born on 3 March 1823? on Nantucket, MA, son of Jared Spencer Miner. He married Sarah Sherman RATHBUN, daughter of Nathan Dawley Rathbun and Martha Taylor Adams, in November or December 1851 in North Kingstown, RI. She is a descendant of Thankful Miner. He was farming in Exeter in 1860. He paid taxes from 1868 through 1877 in North Kingstown where he was a laborer probably at the mills. He died of consumption in Lafayette, RI on 9 November 1877, and she died on 17 May 1892.
Both are buried in Lot F of Elm Grove Cemetery in Allenton, RI.
Latitude: 41.54965, Longitude: -71.4643       Google Map

1850 census - North Kingstown, RI: age 26, laborer
1860 census - Exeter, RI: age 37, farmer
1870 census - North Kingstown, RI: age 47, laborer
1880 census - North Kingstown, RI: Sarah age 48, keeping house

Descendants

Born

Departed

Married

i.

JOSEPH EBENEZER MINER 30 Jun 1852 30 Jun 1926 Louisa Ann Tucker on 9 Dec 1873

ii.

Jared Martin Miner 9 Feb 1854 2 Dec 1903 Mary Reilley 30 May 1875

iii.

Mercy Anna Miner 11 Nov 1856 22 Dec 1918 single

iv.

Levi S. Miner 3 Aug 1859 22 May 1860 -

v.

Alice H. Miner 3 Aug 1859 3 Dec 1859 -

vi.

Nathan Dawley Miner 8 Jun 1861 23 Aug 1885 Maggie Ellen Graham 17 Jun 1880

vii.

Helena Winston Miner 11 Jan 1864 20 Jul 1921 Byron H Brown about 1906

viii.

Lorenzo Dow Miner 1 May 1869 4 Jun 1938 Grace D Himes 28 Oct 1889 and Edna D Huling 4 Feb 1904

JOSEPH EBENEZER MINER[10] was born on 30 June 1852 in North Kingstown, RI, son of Jared S. Miner. He married Louisa Ann TUCKER, daughter of John Aldrick Tucker and Harriet Newell Pike, on 9 December 1873 in North Kingstown, RI, and they had 4 children. He started life as a weaver in North Kingstown (1870) and lived in Ashaway, RI by 1877. He became a railroad engineer for the New York, New Haven, and Hartford railroad for over 40 years. They moved to Stonington, CT about 1878 and to New London by 1900. He died in New London, CT on 30 June 1926, and she died there on 12 December 1951.
Both are buried in Jordan Mutual Cemetery in Waterford, CT along with their adult children and their wives.
Latitude: 41.3445, Longitude: -72.1410       Google Map
Louis was buried near his aunt, Sarah Maria Tucker-Lucas, in Lot 532 of Elm Grove in RI.

1870 census - North Kingstown, RI: age 18, weaver
1880 census - Stonington, CT: age 29, RR fireman
1900 census - New London, CT:age 47, mechanic
1910 census - New London, CT: age 57, machinist
1920 census - New London, CT: age 67, night watchman
1930 census - Noank, CT: Louisa

 

Born

Departed

Married

i.

Jared Otis Miner 8 Feb 1877 28 Dec 1953 Gustava Frances Arnold on 7 Sep 1908

ii.

George Eldred Miner 14 Oct 1878 17 Apr 1968 Minnie Emma Chapman on 24 Jun 1912
(more in sprague-database)

iii.

JOSEPH EARL MINER 8 Feb 1880 18 Dec 1937 Amy Agnes Dart on 16 Dec 1903

iv.

Louis Miner 28 Jun 1882 20 Aug 1882 -


Primary reference is the Barbour index to CT 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.

Additional sources are town records, federal census reports and obituaries.

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Updated 16 December 2016. Please send any additions or corrections to Peter Miner: p_miner at alum.wpi.edu

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