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Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 921844800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Minniear, Minier, Menear, Mynhier, Mineer, Minner
I have traced my roots back to Tucker Co., possibly around the St. George area. Our name is spelled by sound (MEN EAR). We are especially looking for Abraham & Bartholomew, possibly father and son. Any information on any Minniears (soundex); would be greatly appreciated. Every little scrap helps. Thanks in advance for your help.
Posted: 922190400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993260002000
Surnames: MINEAR
The spelling I've seen most is MINEAR. See the "surnames" link on the Tucker Co, WV main page. Although I do not have any MINEARS as ancestors, I do have several in my data base and I'll check for yours when I get home as I am on my notebook pc now and it doesn't have ALL my data.

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Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 922276800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Minear, Minniear, Minnier
I would really appreciate your checking your data base for my surname. It has several spellings and I would love to have anything that is even close. Thanks for the response.


Posted: 922363200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077483426000
Surnames: Knotts, Goff, Helmick, Bohon
I have some information in my files on MINEAR but I am not sure of the source. When I first started geneology I did not think to document source info.
Wilhelm Minnir 1650
Christian Minnir 1675
Johann George Minnir 1705
Johannes Minier 1729/1730
Adam Minear
Nancy Minear 1800 m. John Howe Woodford

my grgrgrgrandparents

I have more details if you are interested.

Minear family in Tucker Co

Kathy Ray (View posts)
Posted: 936792000000
Classification: Query
Not sure if this will help you or not. The earliest Minear I have is David born 31-JUL-1755 died 20-NOV-1834. Buried at St. George Cemetery. He was Rev War Soldier (S15932). Tombstone shows death of 20-NOV-1834. However Rev War records indicate he died 20-OCT-1834. His pension was distributed to his children: Enoch Minear, Elizabeth Bonnifield and Mary Miller in 1861. He was born in Bucks Co Pennsylvania. His wife was Catherine Saylor. they were married 21-APR-1787 in Harrison Co VA. She born 10-DEC-1771 and died 09-FEB-1833. She too is buried at St. George Cemetery. Known children include: Enoch born 1799, Elizabeth born 1801, Nancy and Mary. I have him as being the son of John, but mothers name not known, David being 1 of 11 children.There are several Minear families that I have no info on and others that married into the PARSONS and allied lines that I do have info on. I don't have an Abraham or a Bartholomew in my database. Kathy

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Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 936878400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Minniear

Thanks for the response! I now feel Abraham is an Uncle of mine instead of a Grandpa. I am a descendant of William Minniear b. 1826; son of Enos Minniear b. 1810; son of William Minniear b. 1775; son of John Minniear d. June 13, 1796. I still believe that Bartholomew may be the son of Abraham, but he would be my cousin. Any further information would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks for your time! Lisa

Minear family - Tucker C0

Kathy Ray (View posts)
Posted: 936964800000
Classification: Query
The Fansler book on the History of Tucker Co states that one of the John Minear's was from Palatine, Germany and came to America about 1755 and settled in Bucks Co. Pennsylvania. Arriving on the South Branch about 1773.
By 1776 they were in the St. George area of now Tucker Co West Virginia. (The Holly Meadows/St George area is where all of my PARSONS were settled in).

My note indicate he was killed by Indians after filing his land claims and that he was killed in April 1781 on Hackers Creek, Barbour Co. At the time he died I show he had 11 known children.

I don't know if the group HACKERS CREEK DESCENDANTS would be able to help you or not. They are based in Barbour County and the surrounding areas. This John Minear above supposedly had considerable land holdings in that area as well. I don't know who his wife was and I have little info on anyone in the family other than their names except for one or two of the 11. So to carry the lines forward I won't be able to do much to help you other than as I find something to let you know. Kathy

Minniear Family History

Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 937569600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Minniear, Minear, Minier
Dear Kathy:

The John Minniear who was killed by the indians that you listed on your post is not the right one. According to the Charles Maxwell Microfilm, there were two John Minniear's in that area at that time. However, my John was still alive after the date the other John was killed by the indians. His Will states that he died on June 13, 1796. I sure would appreciate it if you would forward anything you find that may include John Minniear. I can try to sort out if it is the right one from my end. Thanks for your time!

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Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 942580800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Minniear, SOUNDEX
Dear Jeff:

Of course, I am interested in sharing info. Could you let me know how your lineage runs. I would also be interested in the Minniear from Iowa. So far, my line is as follows:
William Minniear b. 1774
Enos Minniear b. 1810
Mathew "William" Hampton Minniear b.1827
Mathew Hampton "Winton" Minniear b. 1850
Fletcher Downs Minniear b. 1896
Ralph Edward Minniear b. 1925
Gloria Diann Minniear - Living
Lisa Diann (Reynolds) Zarse - ME

Please send me your line so I can see if you fit with mine.
Also please send me the e-mail for the Iowa Minniear. Thanks!! Lisa


Jeff Minnier (View posts)
Posted: 942580800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: MINNIER

RE: Tucker Co. WV

Lisa (re MINEAR:)

I have surname MINNIER but have corresponded with a MINNIEAR who believes that his ancestors with that spelling immigrated from West Virginia westward- he is in Iowa, and can be reached by e-mail.

MINNIER is a Pennsylvania variant of some form, said to originate on the border of France/Germany and it dates back at least to the 1700's with that particular spelling; pronounced there, "mynear."

Feel free to write if you want additional...

-Jeff Minnier
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