1. EPHRAIM5 MINOR (THOMAS4, CLEMENT3 MYNER, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)1 was born April 27, 1642, and died May 16, 1724 in Narragansett, New London Co., Connecticut. He married HANNAH AVERY1 June 20, 1666 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of JAMES AVERY and JOANNA GREENSLADE. She was born October 11, 1644 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut, and died August 22, 1721 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
Notes for EPHRAIM MINOR:
THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 79, 80.
He lived at Stonington, CT, was a farmer, freeman, 1669, deputy to the general court, 1676, 1677, 1681, 1690093, 1699, 1701-05, 1713; lieutenant of train band. He served in the King Philip war and for his service received arable land and cedar swamp in Voluntown, CT.
SWAMP YANKEE, by James Allyn, page 34.
Ephriam was thirteen years old when his family left Hingham. There he had known eleven year old Hannah Avery, daughter of James Avery. Ten years later they were married after the Averys moved to Groton. He faught in King Philip's War when he was thrity-three. He left ten children, and was buried at Taugwonk.
THOMAS MINOR DESCENDANTS 1608-1981, by John Augustus Miner, Trevett, ME 1981
pp.20, 21, 22.
He was an Ensign in 1675 and 1699 and a Lieut. in King Philip's war in 1714. He died 16 May 1724 in Stonington and is buried in Taugwonk, North Stonington. A large stone bearing the Minor Coat of Arms carved in it lies over his grave.
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Source: Averys of Groton; National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars.
A of G: Lived in Stonington; farmer, freeman in 1669, deputy to the General
Court; lt. of train band; served in King Philip's War and received arable land
and cedar swamp in Voluntown.
Col. Wars: Ephraim Miner.
Prodigy member says they had a daughter Hannah who married Samuel Frink. --------------------- 5. Ephraim Miner Lieutenant
Served in military during King Philip's War and for his services received arable land and cedar swamp. Was a farmer. He became a freeman in 1669. Public Service: Deputy to the General Court: 1676, 1677, 1690-93, 1699, 1701-05, 1713. Leiutenant of the train band. He was one of nine who founded the church at Stongington in June 1674, and the church often met at his house.
Ephraim and Hannah had 15 children.
Ephraim served as a volunteer in King Phillip's War, 1676, and was called Ensign in the colonial records as early as 1694, and several timesthereafter.
He was Deputy for Stonington numerous times between Oct 1676 and June of1711. He was a Justice for New London County, 1703-1711.
SOURCES: The Miner Family by John A. Miner Thomas Miner Descendants by John A. Miner The Lyon's Whelp, Descendants of Thomas Miner by John A. Miner One Branch of the Miner Family by Lillian Lounsberry (Miner) Selleck Miner Genealogy by Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Miner Ancestors of Alton M. Blake by Janet Abbey Engel The Groton Avery Clan Albert Richardson email@example.com Joan Verdoorn firstname.lastname@example.org http://home.inreach.com/verdoorn PeterA5884@aol.com World Family Tree, Bruderbund, Vol. 1, Pedigree #5371
---------------- Cheesbro Family Tree - source http://www.chesebro.net/ Title Lieut. Suffix Sr Birth 27 Apr 1642 Hingham, Plymouth County, MA Sex Male Individual reference number 321 Baptism 1 May 1642 Hingham, Plymouth County, MA Military King Phillip's War Death 16 May 1724 Stonington, New London County, CT, (Minor source) Died 19 May 1724 Stonington, New London County, CT Buried 21 May 1724 Taugwonk, New London County, CT under a large stone engraved with the Minor Coat of Arms Person ID I00321 Complete Last Modified 11 Mar 2005
Father Thomas MINOR, b. Bef 23 Apr 1608, Chew Magna, Somerset, England Mother Grace PALMER, b. 9 May 1612, Yetminster, Dorset, England Group Sheet F00236 Complete
Family 1 Hannah Avery, b. 11 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex County, MA Married 20 Jun 1666 Stonington, New London County, CT Children 1. Hannah Miner, b. 5 Apr 1667, Taugwonk, New London County, CT 2. Ephraim Miner, Jr, b. 22 Jun 1668, Stonington, New London County, CT 3. Thomas Miner, b. 17 Dec 1669, Taugwonk, New London County, CT 4. Hannah Miner, b. 21 Apr 1671, Taugwonk, New London County, CT 5. Deborah Miner, (twin), b. 17 Sep 1672, Taugwonk, New London County, CT 6. Rebecca Miner, (twin), b. 17 Sep 1672, Stonington, New London County, CT 7. Elizabeth Miner, b. 30 Apr 1674, Stonington, New London County, CT 8. Samuel Miner, b. 9 Dec 1675, Taugwonk, New London County, CT 9. Deborah Miner, b. 15 Apr 1676, Taugwonk, New London County, CT 10. Deborah Miner, b. Bef 30 Mar 1679, Stonington, New London County, CT 11. Samuel Miner, b. 28 Aug 1680, Stonington, New London County, CT 12. James Miner, Sr, b. Bef 9 Apr 1682, Stonington, New London County, CT 13. Grace Miner, b. Sep 1683, Stonington, New London County, CT 14. John Miner, b. 19 Apr 1685, Stonington, New London County, CT 15. Unnamed daughter of Ephriam Miner, Sr, (twin), b. 23 Mar 1686/87, Stonington, New London County, CT 16. Unnamed son of Ephraim Miner, Sr, (twin), b. 23 Mar 1686/87, Stonington, New London County, CT
Group Sheet F00260 Complete
Notes 1. Ephraim went with his father's family to Pequot (later New London) in 1645 and in 1653 they moved to Quiambog in Stonington. That place remained in possession of their descendants until a few years before 1981. He was an ensign in 1675 and 1699 and a lieutenant in King Philip's War in 1714. He served as selectman often and was a deputy for Stonington to the General Court for many years.
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More About Ephraim Miner, Sr.: Baptism: 01 May 1642, Hingham, Plymouth County, MA.132 Burial: 21 May 1724, Taugwonk, New London County, CT under a large stone engraved with the Minor Coat of Arms.132 Military service: King Phillip's War.132
More About Ephraim Miner, Sr. and Hannah Avery: Marriage: 20 Jun 1666, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.132
Children of Ephraim Miner, Sr. and Hannah Avery are:
Hannah Miner, b. 05 Apr 1667, Taugwonk, New London County, CT132, d. date unknown.