Minerva was the wife of David Silcriggs. David died in Wharton County Texas in 1846. David received certificate #101 for land in Stephen F. Austin's colony. Minerva and David were the parents of Lorena Minerva Silcriggs who married William Burt in Walker County, Texas; Minerva's second husband was John M. Ruston. Information found on line suggests that Minerva may be buried somewhere in Walker County.