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Anthony Minter, Jr.

Male Abt 1715 - 1812  (~ 97 years)


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  • Name Anthony Minter 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1715  Caroline County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 3907E6C2043F4ECAAD72A4519DDFB5F179D1 
    Died 1812  Powhatan County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The following is taken from Don Chamberlayne's Minter Notes.

      "«u»«b»Anthony Minter, Jr.«/u»«/b»
      A copy of the will of Anthony, Jr. was made available by Becky Whittemore of Utah *. Dated January 27, 1808, proven in court in Cumberland County October 21, 1812, the will identified nine children, five of them still living in 1808, plus several grandchildren, and at least one great-grandson. It also listed twenty-one slaves bequeathed by Anthony to his children or their heirs.
      Regarding Anthony's real property, the will called for the executors to "rent out to the best advantage my tract of land and Plantation where on I now live together with my Distilary for the benefit and Support of my son Jeremiah Minter during his natural life...."
      That Anthony may not have known where his son Jeremiah was at the time was implied in a stipulation concerning the action to take if he, the son Jeremiah, failed to appear to claim his inheritance:
      "Item: my will and desire is that if my son Jeremiah Minter does not come in and call for his legacy as here to fore mentioned in this my will and testament in the course of Eighteen months then my Executors is to sell my land and plantation and distribute the money arising there from.... [to other beneficiaries]. And should Jeremiah call after the Expiration of the Eighteen months before mentioned his heirs then to receive fifty pounds only out of my Estate."

      Dellinger cites evidence (apparently from Marsh «i»via«/i» Bowman) that Jeremiah bought land in Chatham County from his sister Nancy and her husband, William Julius Riddle, in 1769, then sold it to his uncle, John Oliver Minter, three years later. He also says Jeremiah never married, that he served for a time in the local militia, that a court of Chatham County in 1791 declared him insane, and that he was so declared again in 1804, which was several years before his father's will was written.
      Anthony's only other living son, John, was bequeathed "...my Bay horse Saddle and bridle," and of him there is no further mention. Anthony appointed as executors of his will "... my son Jeremiah Minter my two sons in law William Leake and Tarleton Layne and my grandson Gabriel Minter...." Thus, John was not named as an executor while Jeremiah was, despite the matter of his "insanity," as well as the question of whether he would appear to claim his legacy.
      According to Storm, another son of Anthony and Elizabeth, named Gabriel, married Nancy Thrailkill, and they had a son, Gabriel, Jr., who married Nancy Cosby and was the grandson Gabriel named as one of the executors of Anthony's will. A son of Gabriel, Jr. was the great-grandson, Josiah Minter, mentioned in Anthony's will. The first Gabriel was not identified in the will, presumably because he was deceased.
      The date of Anthony's birth, "about 1715," has been attributed to Dorotha Riddle Marsh by Dellinger and others (Note 1). This date puts him at about 97 when he died in 1812. According to Marsh (via those who cited her), there were a number of land transactions between Minters and Riddles, as well as a marriage which led to a very large descendancy [K.Storm], that of Nancy Elizabeth Minter, eldest daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth Minter, to William Julius Riddle, an immigrant from Scotland, born about 1708. Numerous Minter researchers have quoted (or paraphrased) the same lines, apparently from Marsh, as follows:
      "Anthony [Jr.] bought land in Cumberland Co., Va. in Nov 1749, then went to Chatham Co. NC where he purchased 148 acres of land by Cape Fear River in Dec 1771 from James Riddle & wife Temperance & James Riddle's mother Elizabeth Riddle." While Anthony engaged in land transactions in North Carolina, and some of his children, as well as his siblings, relocated there, it is not clear that he ever resided there, and later documents show him in Cumberland County or, after 1777, in the newly-formed Powhatan County. His will assigned land in North Carolina to the heirs of his son William, who had been in possession of it prior to his death about 1796 (the date of his will). Thus, it seems reasonable to presume that Anthony purchased the land for his son, who presumably took charge of it about 1772 or soon thereafter, suggesting that he might have "come of age" about that time, and thus was likely born about the mid-1750s.
      Anthony's support for the revolutionary cause, as documented in the Order Books of Henry County, has been recognized by the D.A.R. According to D.A.R. registrar and «i»person to contact«/i» Merry Anne Pierson, Anthony Minter, Jr. has been assigned Ancestor Number A080364 with the rank of "patriotic service," for signing the oath of allegiance and for furnishing beef, wheat, and flour to troops. According to the Dellinger-Mallory group [Marsh], from whom this information had previously been described, the oath he signed was in Powhatan County in 1788, well after the revolution, and was in support of the Constitution of the United States (a vote to ratify).
      The major question remaining in regard to Anthony Minter, Jr. pertains to his wife, Elizabeth Jane, whose maiden surname is unknown. It can only be hoped that any reader knowing anything about her will get in touch and help us out. Perhaps further research in Caroline County, if not already exhausted, might tell us something about her, but it is possible that any historical record of her is among the lost documents of the time. " Becky Whittemore's contributions regarding her branch of the Minter family are discussed elsewhere in Don Chamberlayne's notes.

      The children shown are as Don Chamberlayne has them. Bob White's tree includes James (born 1776) and Nancy (born 1777) but these dates suggest that Anthony's wife would have been too old to have been the mother. They were probably two of the children of Anthony's son Joseph and his wife Jane Dupuy (Trabue) Minter.
    Person ID I49  America
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2015 

    Father Anthony Minter,   b. Abt 1685,   d. 1751, Caroline County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Jane 
    Children 
     1. Richard Minter,   b. Abt 1745,   d. 1780, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Minter,   b. Abt 1748,   d. Aft 1808  (Age ~ 61 years)
     3. John Minter,   b. Abt 1750, Powhatan County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     4. Rev. Joseph Anthony Minter,   b. 19 Mar 1754, Cumberland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804  (Age 49 years)
     5. Gabriel Minter
     6. Jeremiah Minter,   b. Bef 1755, Cumberland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     7. Mary Minter,   b. 12 Dec 1759, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1808  (Age 48 years)
     8. William Minter,   b. Abt 1760, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     9. Anna Minter,   b. 1763,   d. Aft 1808  (Age 46 years)
     10. Tabitha Minter,   b. 1764, Cumberland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1845, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart