Daniel Webster Minor was a free black living in the Quaker community of Waterford. His occupation was that of a rail-and-post fencer; he was also a musician. He was an original trustee of the Second Street School, a school for black children opened in 1867.
During the Civil War, "Web" Minor served as an auxiliary with the Loudoun Independent Rangers, a Union cavalry and scouting unit formed in the Waterford and Lovettsville areas of northern Loudoun County in Virginia. Just before the Cavalry breakout from Harper's Ferry on September 14, 1862 (on the eve of the Battle of Antietam), Minor helped Capt. Samuel Means bury the Loudoun Rangers' books and records, so they would not fall into Confederate hands.
Anna Maria Claphen Minor*
Black Waterford Union of Churches Cemetery
Created by: Edward Spannaus
Record added: Oct 02, 2011
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