Thursday, July 09, 2015

Thomas Minor, Revolutionary War, Virginia..

Revolutionary War Records, Virginia 

Minor, Thomas (A.G. 50,117), Capt. Va. State Troops, d July 21, 1834. He entered service, then (as Francis T. Brooke testified in 1830) he was Adjutant of Colonel Willis's Regt. of Minute Men below Fredericksburgh under Gen. Mercer in the spring of 1775. Capt. Minor's Co. was raised in Spottsylvania Co., and marched first to the North : he was at the battle of Monmouth, and then returned to Va. to recruit: after his term of service had expired he served as Aid to General Stevens, and was serving in that capacity at the battle of Yorktown. Being in affluent circumstances after the war he made no request for bounty to which he had a claim, but in Feb. 1830, he made claim for land bounty for eight years service. Dec. 18, 1820, he being then 77 years old and residing in Spottsylvania Co., Va., applied to Congress for commutation.

William Cason, testified that he enlisted as a soldier in Mar., 1777, under said Minor, and served three years, and we were engaged in the battle of Monmouth. Lieut. Richard Peacock of Fredericksburg, age 78, Apr. 15, 1830, knew Thomas Minor from his youth. Dec. 11, 1829, Abram Maury stated that Minor was in General Weedon's Brigade. William Jackson, residing in Fredericksburg, age 76, knew Thomas Minor both before and after the surrender of Cornwallis. William Allen, age 64, knew Minor from boyhood.
Mrs. Elizabeth Minor, who m Thomas Minor before the war, d Dec. 7, 1836. The will of Thomas Minor, made Sept. 21, 1833, and recorded Aug. 4, 1834, mentions five married daughters: Patsey Taylor, Melinda, Elizabeth, Lucy and Sarah Ann; two single daughters; Alice Thomas and Ann Maria; and sons, Hubbard Taylor, Jefferson, Samuel and Thomas; his wife Elizabeth, and a son-in- law, William Jackson, Jr. His exrs. were Hubbard B. Minor and William Jackson, Jr. 

James Bulloch, nearly 72, Apr. 5, 1832, residing at Fredericksburg, was born and raised in Spottsylvania Co., served several tours of duty and was at the siege of Yorktown. He was for several years overseer for Minor's mother, who was a widow.

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