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James Henry Miner
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1811
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1890
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA

James Henry Miner, was born April 11 1811 at Otsego, Otsego, New York died January 13 1890 at Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan.

James married 1st Maria Catherine Spencer born New York, daughter of George Spencer - she died Canadaiqua Township, Ontario County, New York in 1840. She was the mother of Jane Miner 1837 who died at age two, and Irving Sylvester Miner born 1840 Canadaiqua Twp, Ontario, New York died 1917 Reed City, Michigan.

James married 2nd Phebe Jane Dillon, born March 2, 1814 in Hopewell, Canadaiqua Township, Ontario, New York, died May 16, 1881 in Pittsford, Wheatland Township, Hillsdale, Michigan. Phebe Jane was the daughter of Benjamin & Christiana (Kennedy) Dillon.

The children of James Henry & Phebe Jane Miner were:
Corporal Austin D. Miner 1840
Pivate Orlando L Miner 1842
Maria Jane Miner 1844 (Mrs. Oliver Leonard Millard)
Private Herkirmer L. Miner Oct 1849
Lorinda L. Miner 1853 (Mrs. Charles Baker)

JAMES H. MINER. Sylvester S. Miner, the father of our subject, was a native of Connecticut. He was engaged the most of his life in teaching, both in the common branches and singing. In early life was united in marriage to Miss Ruby Bennett, and soon after removed to Otsego Co., N. Y., where he remained until 1819, and then removed to Ontario County, in the same State

In 1839 he emigrated to Michigan, and settled in the township of Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., where he remained until his death, which occurred at eighty-three years of age, having survived his wife's death ten years. They were the parents of eight children, named Herkimer B., Homer L., Mary A., James H., Lorinda L., John N., Cornelia V., and George W., who are all living and married.

James H. Miner was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., on the 11th day of April, 1811, and his boyhood was spent in attending the common schools, and later he worked out by the month and job, remaining under the control and supervision of his parents until he reached his majority; from this time on until he was twenty-five years old he labored for himself, working out and jobbing. At this time he was united in marriage to Miss Maria C. Spencer, daughter of George Spencer, an old settler of Farmington, Ontario Co. From that time until 1841 he worked farms on shares. In 1838 he was bereaved in the death of his wife, leaving him alone in the care of two small children.

On Feb. 19, 1840, he filled the vacancy in his household by uniting in marriage with Miss Phebe Dillon, daughter of Benjamin Dillon, an old resident of Farmington.

In 1841, Mr. Miner decided to move out West and secure a farm and home of his own. He came to Michigan and purchased a wild lot in the township of Pittsford, Hillsdale Co., which has been his home ever since. His farm now consists of one hundred acres. Here he has lived and labored, cleared up his farm, reared his family, and is today in the quiet enjoyment of a comfortable independence, good health, and the respect and esteem of a large circle of fRiends and acquaintances; a man of generous impulses, unflinching integrity, and sound judgment; an influential citizen, possessing the entire confidence of his fellow-townsmen, as may be seen in the fact that he is now serving the fifth consecutive term as magistrate.

He is the father of seven children,- Jane A. (who died in infancy) and Irvin S. were children by his first marriage, and by his second are Austin D., Orlando L., Maria J., Herkimer L., and Lorinda L. Austin was a soldier for the Union, and was killed in the battle of Chancellorsville, May 4, 1863. All the others are living and married except Herkimer, who is in business at St. Louis, Mo. The reader will find a fine view on another page of this work of the residence of Esquire Miner, and with it we present this brief sketch of his family. HISTORY OF HILLSDALE CO 1879
Family links: 
  Sylvester S. Miner (1780 - 1868)
  Ruby Bennett Miner (1783 - 1850)
  Phoebe Jane Dillon Miner (1814 - 1881)*
  Maria Catherine Spencer Miner (1816 - 1838)*
  Irvin Sylvester Miner (1838 - 1917)*
  Austin D Miner (1840 - 1863)*
  Orlando L Miner (1842 - 1927)*
  Maria Jane Miner Millard (1844 - 1938)*
  Lorinda L Miner Baker (1853 - 1935)*
  James Henry Miner (1811 - 1890)
  John N Miner (1815 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Locust Corners Cemetery
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA
Maintained by: Shen Smith
Originally Created by: Keith Larzelere
Record added: Aug 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41015510
James Henry Miner
Added by: Shen Smith
James Henry Miner
Added by: Shen Smith
James Henry Miner
Added by: Keith Larzelere
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