GEN John Minor

GEN John Minor

Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Jun 1816 (aged 55)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Plot Grave No.55(raised Gothic tomb)
Memorial ID 5041205 View Source
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Soldier in the Revolution,General in the War of 1812.
Ran against and was defeated by fellow Fredericksburg resident James Monroe in a bid for a congressional seat.
The first commonwealth's attorney of Fredericksburg.

Married twice first to Mary Berkley of Airwell in Hanover County.Mary died just a few months after her wedding.His second marriage took place on December 12,1793 to Lucy Landon Carter of Cleve in King George.
They had six sons and one daughter.
The brother in-law of William McFarland.
Was the owner of the mansion Hazel Hill.
Born at Topping Castle,his family's ancestral home.
Children,John born in 1797,Overton Cosby Minor,Charles Landon Carter Minor,Louis Willis Minor,James Monroe Minor(married Ellen J.Pierrepont)moved to West Virginia,Rev.Lancelot Minor(married Emma Minor) and Mary Berkeley Minor(married William Matthews Blackford,ESQ),mother of Launcelot M.Blackford born in 1837 .

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  • Maintained by: BigFrench
  • Originally Created by: PL
  • Added: 20 Aug 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for GEN John Minor (13 May 1761–8 Jun 1816), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5041205, citing Masonic Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .