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Minton NC GA AL TN

Minton NC GA AL TN

Posted: 1011478810000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1044808998000
Surnames: Minton, Sellers, etc

It's been awhile since I have posted this so I hope somebody can help me. I am looking for William Minton born bet. 1815-1825. His nickname was probably Pap or Riley. His name appears as Wm. W. Minton on his marriage license to Bertha Sellers on January 28, 1858 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

In the 1850 Gilmer County, Georgia census his name appears as William Riley Minton.

In the 1880 Mountain, Gilmer County, Georgia census his age is 63, this gives him a date of birth abt. 1817. (FHL Film #1254148; National Archives Film T9-0148, page 546D)

On Mary B. Minton's application in 1907 to The US Court of Claims she listed her husband as Riley Minton. By all accounts his name was William W. Minton. "Riley" was one of his nicknames along with "Pap" by which he was known during his service in the Civil War.

From the book, The Heritage of Gilmer County, Georgia 1832-1996, the following was submitted by Luther Allen Johnson:

William served during the Civil War having enlisted July 7, 1863 in the local Confederate Calvary Unit in Gilmer County, Georgia. This was the 16th Battalion Calvary (State Guards) Captain Spriggs' Commanding Officer (Gilmer County Calvary) Company G.

Sometime after the Civil War William moved his entire family with the exception of one son, Isaac Marion Minton; to Attalla, Etowah County, Alabama to work in the iron ore mines.

1860 Gilmer County, Georgia



William R. Minton 36 M Farmer 500/250 NC

Mary B. Minton 21 F NC

Sarah 13 F NC

Elizabeth 11 F GA

James 7 M GA

Francis M. 1 M GA

Mary J. 5 F GA

1870 Gilmer County, Georgia


Minton, W. R. 50 M Farming 150/200 NC

Mary B. 32 F Keeping house GA

James 17 M School GA

Mary 13 F School GA

Marion 12 M School GA

Fannie 10 F School GA

Louisa 1 F GA

1880 Mountain Town, Gilmer County, Georgia

Source FHL Film 1254148 National Archives Film T9-0148 Page 545B

Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace

Riley Minton Self M M W 63 NC

Occ: Farmer Fa: NC MO NC

Mary B. Minton Wife F M W 43 NC

Occ: Keeping House NC MO NC

Fannie Minton Dau F D W 17 GA

Occ: At Home Fa: NC MO NC

Eliza Ann Minton Dau F S W 12 GA

Occ: At Home Fa: NC MO NC

Jesse Minton Son M S W 8 GA

Occ: At Home Fa: NC MO NC

Margaret Minton Dau F S W 6 GA

Occ: At Home Fa: NC MO NC

Julius C. Minton Son M S W 3 GA

Occ: At Home Fa: NC MO NC

Pinkney A. Minton Son M S W 1 GA

Occ: At Home Fa: NC MO NC

I am the great grand daughter of Julius C. Minton. PLEASE PLEASE if anyone has information PLEASE contact me!!

Gina (Pruitt) Schiazza

Re: Minton NC GA AL TN

Posted: 1011651372000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1044808998000
Surnames: Minton
Wilkes County School Census 1840-1850, State of North Carolina, Wilkes County, The 8th October 1843.

Names of Head of Family Male Children (Age) Female Children (Age)

Jesse & Elizabeth Harper Lindsey 10, James 5 Margaret 14, Polly 9
Riley Minton 20

William & Hanor Minton Alfred 13 Polly 17, Milly 12, Susana 9

Jessee & Vilett Minton Jessee 19, Madison, 17

These were all the Minton's on it.

Re: Minton NC GA AL TN

Posted: 1015380659000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1028756581000
Hello Gina, I dont know if there is any connection or not, but the local court records show a prior marriage my my father Drew Clay Fry to an Elizabeth Minton on Jan.10,1906 in Rising Fawn,Georgia,Also,the 1910 federal census showg them living there together .This time her name shows up as Eliza.Living there with them also was a stepson named Minton(first name not readable) It gives Elizas age as 33 yrs. This was a prior marrage that I did not know about but Im sure that it is my father as everything checks out.
please let me know if this is the same family.George

Re: Minton NC GA AL TN

Posted: 1250808652000
Classification: Query
Surnames: minton
Thank you for this information. This is the youngest ages I find my 5grandfather W.R Minton age 20.

I have his gravestone image on my tree. Would you like a copy?

Re: Minton NC GA AL TN

Posted: 1250808804000
Classification: Query
Surnames: minton
Yes, I have copies of his obit, gravemarker, photos of desendents etc.

I am glad to share.

Re: Minton NC GA AL TN

Posted: 1250811731000
Classification: Query
Please send it to my address below.

Gina (Pruitt) Schiazza

Re: Minton NC GA AL TN

Posted: 1250812336000
Classification: Query
I have invited you to see my tree. Please email me if you do not receive it. Enjoy!
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