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McMinn Family

Posted: 962193600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1003700275000
Surnames: McMinn, Corn, Maxwell, Green, Shipman, Robinson, Barr, Kuykendall
Please confirm the following as your ancestor: Jesse Albert McMinn b.1854 d. 1889 m. 1874 Henderson Co. NC F. M. Corn b. 1855. J. A. is buried in the Ebenezer Bapt Ch Cem.
(P.78 "Henderson Co. NC Cemeteries". The next listing to Jesse A. is { Fleta McMinn 1885 - 1931}) Is this Jesse A's wife F.M.Corn? If so the 1885 should be 1855 and if so, there should be a death certificate on file at the County Court House to identify her parents.
If this is your ancestor, his parents are: James Newton McMinn (1827-1873) and wife Malinda Maxwell (1827-1889) d/o Andrew and Elizabeth (Green) Maxwell Jr. of Virginia.
According to page 276 Old Buncombe Co. NC History - James and Malinda lived on Old Fruitland Road and their place became known as the McMinn Manor. They, too , are buried at Ebenezer Bapt Ch Cem
James is the son of Jesse L.McMinn (1806-1862) and wife Zilpha Shipman (1806-1864) Bur. Ebenezer (note - the age on her tombstone would indicate a birthyear of 1796. Her age on the 1850 Henderson Co. NC census was 44 years making a birthyear of 1806. I don't know which is correct. Perhaps a review of her tombstone would be in order.)
Jesse L. is the son of John A. McMinn (ca 1776-1806/10) and wife Elizabeth Robinson (1780-1858) d/o John and Jane (Barr) Robinson. Elizabeth is buried at Ebenezer Bapt. I would suspect that John is buried there with an unmarked stone.
John A. is the son of Robert McMinn (1749-1802. His will in Rutherford Co. NC was written 14 Apr 1797 proven Jan court 1802.) Robert McMinn married Jane Kuykendall(1751/5-1840/50) d/o the old Revolutionary War Patriot Abraham Kuykendall (1719-1812) and first wife Elizabeth (surname sometimes found as Burleson and Jones, neither of which have been proven). You might care to log on to GenForum Kuykendall Family to read of your Kuykendall ancestors.
After Robert McMinn died, his widow Jane moved to the Henderson Co. NC area to be near her father. She and her son John are on the 1800 Buncombe Co. NC census from which Henderson Co. was cut. Prior to 1830, she and and her brother James moved to Habersham Co. Ga. where she stayed for awhile before moving on to Union Co. Ga. where she is counted on the 1840 census but apparently died before 1850.
Robert McMinn was a member of the Captain Abraham Kuykendall Safety Committee in Tryon Distrist (now Lincoln and Rutherford Co.)and Militia during the Revolutionary War. Jane received a land grant in Georgia as the widow of a Revolutionary War Soldier.
Since you and I are cousins somewhat distantly (your Jane and my Jacob are siblings) you probably would appreciate knowing that on 1 February 1996, the Abraham Kuykendall Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was organized in Flat Rock, Henderson Co. NC. Later this year (2000), this chapter will place a new monument on Abraham's grave at Mud Creek Baptist Church, his original land, listing all of his children, both of his wives (Elizabeth and Bathsheba), and his correct service, etc. The marble cross marker now on his grave was placed there in 1945 by the Joseph McDowell Chapter DAR of whom member, Sadie Smathers Patton, author of the "History of Henderson Co. NC", "A Condensed History of Flat Rock"and other history related books, had researched the many Patriots of Henderson Co., Abraham being one of them. She erred in his service and his current marker reads: "Abraham Kuykendall, Corporal - Corbins North Carolina Troops - Revolutionary War", This actually was his service in the so called "Spanish Invasion"
of 1742-1748 (or Spanish Alarm as often found). I'm glad that you have taken an interest in your heritage. You may be interested in purchasing the "Heritage of Henderson Co. NC" books, Volume 1 and 2 as well as "Heritage of Rutherford Co. NC",and "Heritage of Buncombe Co. NC" Vol 1 and 2, for your personal library if they are still available. Good luck on obtaining your documents for proofs of your lineage.
Your somewhat distant cousin - Betty Kuykendall Price.
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Maritji 962366400000 
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