Charles MINOR

Male 1709 - 1786  (76 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Charles MINOR was born 14 Nov 1709, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 24 Jan 1710, 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Conn. (son of James MINOR and Abigail ELDRIDGE); died 06 Nov 1786, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Charles married Mary WHEELER 09 Dec 1740, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mary (daughter of Thomas WHEELER and Mary MINER) was born 19 Jul 1720, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died , Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Thomas MINOR was born 1743.
    2. Charles MINOR, Jr. was born 03 Oct 1741, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Christopher MINOR was born 1745; died 1803.
    4. Mary MINOR was born 01 Aug 1746, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Daniel MINOR was born 21 Jan 1749, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James MINOR was born Nov 1682, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of Ephraim MINOR and Hannah AVERY); died 07 May 1726, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    James married Abigail ELDRIDGE 02 Feb 1705, Kingstown, Rhode Island. Abigail (daughter of Capt Daniel ELDREDGE and Mary PHILIPS) was born 19 Aug 1688, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Aug 1720, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Abigail ELDRIDGE was born 19 Aug 1688, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Capt Daniel ELDREDGE and Mary PHILIPS); died 13 Aug 1720, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 17 Aug 1688, Groton, New London Co., Conn.

    Children:
    1. 1. Charles MINOR was born 14 Nov 1709, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 24 Jan 1710, 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Conn.; died 06 Nov 1786, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Daniel MINOR was born Between 24 Jan 1712 and 1713, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Zerviah MINOR was born 08 Oct 1710, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died UNKNOWN.
    4. Abigail MINOR was born 15 Aug 1715, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. James MINOR was born 28 Oct 1705, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ephraim MINOR was born 27 Apr 1642, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts (son of Thomas MINOR and Grace PALMER); died 16 May 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 21 May 1724, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 01 May 1642, Hingham, Massachusetts
    • Death: 19 May 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Ephraim married Hannah AVERY 20 Jun 1666, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Hannah (daughter of James AVERY and Joanna GREENSLADE) was born 12 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Aug 1721, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 24 Aug 1721, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Hannah AVERY was born 12 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts (daughter of James AVERY and Joanna GREENSLADE); died 22 Aug 1721, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 24 Aug 1721, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Deborah MINOR was born 15 Apr 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aug 1678, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. John MINOR was born 19 Apr 1685, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died UNKNOWN.
    3. Hannah MINOR was born 20 Apr 1671, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1751, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Hannah MINOR was born 05 Apr 1667, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut; died 26 May 1667, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut.
    5. 2. James MINOR was born Nov 1682, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 07 May 1726, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Samuel MINOR was born Aug 1681, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Dec 1717.
    7. Deborah MINOR was born 17 Sep 1672, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 15 Apr 1676, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut.
    8. Rebecca MINOR was born 17 Sep 1672, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 15 Jan 1746 and 1747, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Elizabeth MINOR was born 30 Apr 1674, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died , North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Grace MINER was born Sep 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died UNKNOWN.
    11. Thomas MINOR was born 17 Dec 1669, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut; died 08 Sep 1688, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut.
    12. Ephraim MINOR was born 22 Jun 1668, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 17 Feb 1738 and 1739, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    13. Samuel MINOR was born 09 Dec 1675, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut; died 09 Dec 1675, Taugwonk, New London Co., Connecticut.
    14. Deborah MINOR was born Bef 30 Mar 1679, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Sep 1697, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

  3. 6.  Capt Daniel ELDREDGE was born 1663, Wickford, Washington Co., Rhode Island; died 13 Aug 1726, Groten, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Daniel married Mary PHILIPS Abt 1687, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mary was born 1665. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary PHILIPS was born 1665.
    Children:
    1. Daniel ELDREDGE, Jr. was born 20 Mar 1689/90, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. 3. Abigail ELDRIDGE was born 19 Aug 1688, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Aug 1720, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Thomas ELDREDGE was born Between 02 Feb 1698 and 1699, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Hannah ELDREDGE was born 20 Mar 1701/2, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Mary ELDREDGE was born 06 Dec 1691, Groten, New London Co., Connecticut; died UNKNOWN.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas MINOR was born Bef 23 Apr 1608, Chew Magna, Somerset, England (son of Clement I MYNOR and UNKNOWN); died 23 Oct 1690, Quiambaug, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 1630, Sailed from England in the Ship "Arabella" and landed at Salem, June 14.
    • Residence: 1634, Removed to Saybrook, in the colony of Connecticut, with the younger John Winthrop and company.
    • Fact: 1646, Elected a townsman and admitted to the rights accorded freemen
    • Death: 03 Oct 1690

    Notes:

    A long stone of rough granite lies in the ancient burial ground at Wickulequack, almost buried in the turf beneath, and bears the following inscription:

    Here lyeth the body of Lieutenant Thomas Minor
    Aged Eighty three years, departed 1690

    Thomas married Grace PALMER 29 Apr 1633. Grace (daughter of Walter PALMER and Elizabeth Smith BREWSTER) was born 09 May 1612, Yetminster, Dorset, England; died 31 Dec 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Grace PALMER was born 09 May 1612, Yetminster, Dorset, England (daughter of Walter PALMER and Elizabeth Smith BREWSTER); died 31 Dec 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 12 Oct 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    "Groups of Palmer Families from Walter Palmer of Charlestown and Rehoboth, Mass., Stonington, Conn. (1901) (NewEnglandAncestors.org)

    Grace Palmer, daughter of Walter and Elizabeth Palmer, was born in England between the years 1608-10. She became a member of the First Church in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Mass., June 1, 1632, at the same time her father and step-mother united with it. She married, in Charlestown, Thomas Minor, who was born in Chew Magne, county Somerset, England, April 23, 1608, and was of the tenth generation in the Minor family. He came in the fleet which bore John Winthrop, future governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which put into port at Cape Ann, now Salem, Essex Co., Mass., Saturday, June 12, 1630.
    Thomas Minor received Lot 18 in the first division of land at Mystic Side, now Charlestown, on the sixth of the first month, 1637. His future father-in-law, Walter Palmer, receiving Lot 15.
    From Charlestown, Thomas Minor migrated, first to Hingham, Plymouth County, where four children were born, thence to Stonington, New London County, Conn., where he bouth a large tract of land lying on the borders of Wequetequack Cove, in 1652, whereon he built his house, having made a brief previous residence in Hingham, Plymouth Co. Mass. going thence to New London in 1645, where he had a grant of one home lot and built a house, but sold the whole to settle at his final abode in Stonington, where he met with some difficulty, by the fact that a grant of three hundred acres of land from the town of New London to Governor Haynes, and sold by the latter to Walter Palmer, being found to cover Minor's lot. He, however, signed the conveyance, qualifying it by the reservation that he should inhabit the place until he should have time to erect another dwelling at Mistupet. He held a very prominent place in all the stirring events which ensued in the settlement of this plantation where he died October 23, 1690. She died October, 1690, and is said to have been born the same year as her husband.

    Children:
    1. Judah MINOR was born 1646, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died Between 1647 and 1736.
    2. Ann MINOR was born 28 Apr 1649, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Aug 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Samuel MINOR was born 04 Mar 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 1682.
    4. Maria MINOR was born 05 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Jan 1660, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Manasseh MINOR was born 28 Apr 1647, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1728, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Clement MINOR was born Bef 04 Mar 1637, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died Oct 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Elizabeth MINOR was born 1653, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. 4. Ephraim MINOR was born 27 Apr 1642, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 16 May 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 21 May 1724, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.
    9. Thomas MINOR was born Bef 10 May 1640, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 20 Apr 1662, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Narragansett, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
    10. Joseph MINOR was born Bef 25 Aug 1644, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died Between 31 Jan 1710 and 1711, Stonington, Connecticut; was buried , Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
    11. Eunice MINOR was born 05 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    12. Hannah MINOR was born 15 Sep 1655, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Mar 1691/92.
    13. John MINOR was born 03 Jun 1635, Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 17 Sep 1719, Woodbury, Litchfield Count, Connecticut.

  3. 10.  James AVERYJames AVERY was born Abt 1620, Devonshire Co., England (son of Christopher AVERY and Margery STEPHENS); died 18 Apr 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Captain James Avery is often spoken as the founder of the family or clan that we call the Groton Averys. That he was the only child of Christopher Avery is plainly seen by the following entry on the books of the county court of New London, Connecticut, November 24, 1683:

    "Capt. James Avery appearing in this Court and there Declaring himself the only sonn & Heir of his Father Mr. Christopher Avery deceased and that there was neither sonn or Daughter but himself was sole heir and he desiring this court would so constitute him and give him power of administration upon the said estate of his father deceased. This Court having duly considered what hath been alleadged do approve of the same and judge the said Capt. James Avery to be the right and full heir to the said estate and do give him power of administrator to the estate of Mr. Christopher Avery his deceased father,

    Attest Charles Hill rec."

    James Avery came to America with his father and lived at Gloucester for several years. He married November 10, 1643, as appears by the records of Gloucester:

    "James Avery married Joane---- November 10, 1643."
    That her name was Joanne Greenslade is learned from her letter of dismissal from the church at Boston to the one at Gloucester in 1644. The first volume of admissions of the First Church of Boston contains what little information we have been able to glean concerning Joane Greenslade. On page 63 is a list of six names of which hers stands third among the admissions as follows:

    "The 18th day of ye 4th Moneth 1643 Joan Greenslade, a single woman."

    On page 66 of the same volume is an entry showing her dismissal to the church of Gloucester: "the 17th day of ye 1at Moneth 1644 Our Sister Joan greenslade now ye wife of one James Averill of Gloster had granted hir by ye Churches silence Ires of Recomend to ye Church at Gloster."

    She, however, seems to have retained her connection with the First Church at Boston, for on page 97 of the book of admissions is the record:
    "oe Sister Joan Avery with ye Consent of ye whole church was dismist unto ye church of christ at Pekot on ye 31 of ye 6th mo 1651.".....

    He soon became active in military affairs and is generally spoken of by the title of ensign, lieutenant, or captain. The region in which he lived was formerly the chief seat of the formidable Pequot tribe that, a few years before, had been almost exterminated by the English. The Pequot Fort, taken in 1637 by Captain John Mason in command of the Connecticut troops and their Mohegan and Narragansett allies, was on the Mystic River, on the eastern line of Groton. After the Pequot War, a few survivors of that once dreaded tribe still lived in the haunts of their fathers, with the Narragansetts on the east and the Mohegans under their sachem, Uncas, near by on the west. In 1657, the Narragansetts made a wild foray and Uncas fled from the blood and fire that marked their course. He took refuge in a fort and was besieged by his unrelenting foes. but, just in time, "Lieutenant James Avery, Mr. Brewster, Richard Haughton, Samuel Lothrop, and others well armed, succeeded in throwing themselves into the fort; and the Narragansetts, fearing to engage in a conflict with the English, broke up the siege and returned home." The legislature approved the measures that had been taken for the protection of the faithful ally of the English.....

    In 1668, James Avery and Cary Latham were chosen by the town to settle the boundary line with the sachem, Uncas. The L15 that secured the desired formal deed was paid by James Avery and two others in consideration of which each received 200 acres of land from the town. Captain Avery's services seem to have been often called for by the town and by individuals in the settling of such controversies. In 1678, the commissioners, granted Captain Avery five pounds "for his good service in assisting in the government of the Pequots for sundry years."........

    James Avery represented New London as deputy to the general court for many years. The record runs as follows: May, 1659, Oct. 1660; Oct. 1661; Oct., 1664; May and July 1665; May and Oct 1667; April and May 1668; May and Oct., 1669; May, 1675. Oct 1675, he was reported as absent. He was serving his country elsewhere-raising troops for the Indian war that terminated in the great swamp fight of December 19, 1675. We find him again a member of the general court 1676; also May and Oct., 1677; May, 1678; Oct., 1679; Oct., 1680 oct., 1682; May, 1683, May and July, 1684; May and Oct., 1685; Oct., 1686......

    In studying the record of those days, the careful student is strongly impressed with the fact that Capt. James Avery was a very remarkable man. Living as he did in stirring times, he was a leader among strong men, enjoying their confidence and respect because he deserved them. Especially is it to be noted that, although the state took cognizance of affairs that we now call private and interfered in the details of family life and personal relations in a way that would not now be tolerated, he was never censured or "presented" for any shortcoming or alleged dereliction of duty or propriety. Eminent in all the relations of life, his descendants look upon him with pride and affection as one SANS PEUR ET SANS REPROCHE.

    James married Joanna GREENSLADE 10 Nov 1643, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Joanna was born Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England; died 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Joanna GREENSLADEJoanna GREENSLADE was born Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England; died 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. James AVERY, Jr. was born 15 Dec 1646, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1728, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    2. Mary AVERY was born 9 Feb 1647/48, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 02 Feb 1697/98, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Thomas AVERY was born 06 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 05 Jan 1735/36, Montville, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. John AVERY was born 10 Feb 1654, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Apr 1724, North Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    5. Rebecca AVERY was born 06 Oct 1656, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 28 Apr 1707.
    6. Jonathan AVERY was born 05 Jan 1657/58, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aug 1681, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Christopher AVERY was born 30 Apr 1661, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Dec 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Samuel AVERY was born 14 Aug 1664, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 01 May 1723, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.
    9. Joanna AVERY was born 1669, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 1670 and 1763.
    10. 5. Hannah AVERY was born 12 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Aug 1721, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 24 Aug 1721, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.