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10001 The following information was supplied by Dick Moore in January 2016:

When he married in 1749 at Norwich Cathedral, John's given age was 27. His possible burial was at Brundish on 31 December 1789, aged 67.

Dick supplied the following references:
Removal Order from Brockdish to Brundish dated 2 Jan 1760 for John, Sybilla (parents), John, Sybilla, Elizabeth & Mary (children).
Settlement Certificate from Brundish to Metfield dated 26 Mar 1766 for John & Sybilla (parents), Sybilla, Elizabeth, Mary & William (children).
Chancery Proceeding dated 9 Oct 1758 between the Children of John & Sybilla Minter and Sybilla Chatton (grandmother) over non-support under the terms of Richard Chatton's Will (grandfather). (C12 7/10). 
Minter, John (I1521)
10002 The following is a transcript of a newspaper cutting from The Bakersfield Californian, 22 April 1924, page 9. It appears at

Mrs. Louise Minter Crossed Plains With Ox Team; Dies at Stockton
Mrs. Louise Minter, aged 85, well known pioneer matron of Bakersfield and Kern county, died April 19 at Stockton, where she has resided for the past three years. The body was brought to the Payne & Son mortuary Monday night, and funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E R Fuller officiated. Interment was in Union cemetery.
Mrs. Minter was the widow of Monroe Minter, who predeceased her ten years ago. With her husband, she came across the plains to California from Mississippi in an ox train in 1851. The couple settled first in Los Angeles and came to Kern county in 1862.
They settled at Havilah where Mr. Minter was many times a member of the jury at the county seat in the early day. The move to Bakersfield was made in 1861 and here John Minter was born. He claims to be the oldest living Bakersfield-born resident. Mrs. Minter is survived by her sons, John, Jesse and C. C. Minter, residents of Bakersfield; two daughters, Mrs J E Morrell of Tracy and Mrs. Howard Slater of Los Angeles, and other relatives.
ARNOLD, Louisa (I7336)
10003 The following is copied from 'Minter Notes' by Don Chamberlayne (last updated 20 October 2011). Cross references to sources have been omitted but can be found in the original version.

«u»«b»" Anthony and Elizabeth Minter of Caroline County, Va.«/u»«/b»
A major source of documentary evidence regarding Anthony and his family, probably «i»the«/i» major source, is the work of Dorotha Riddle Marsh, on the descendants of William Julius Riddle, an immigrant to Virginia from Scotland, and his wife Nancy Elizabeth (Minter) Riddle. In 1981 she published «i»Branches of One Riddle Family Tree«/i», and in 1987 a supplemental volume of source documents drawn from court records of several counties that were integral to her research.
For persons lacking access to the hard-to-find Marsh volumes, this compiler included, descendency listings by others citing her work have been crucial. Especially valuable has been the work of June Bowman, posted online through the webpages of a group of her family members under the heading "Dellinger, Mallory & Others" at Mrs. Bowman and her nephew Marvin Dellinger constitute the persons to contact for anyone wishing to pursue this line further.
Drawing from "Dellinger, Mallory & Others," with reference to Marsh's book on the Riddles, the fundamental source of information concerning Anthony Minter and his family is his will, which was "presented in court 14 Nov 1751 by Elizabeth Minter." [Marsh, 1981, B2, p.259]. Except for daughter Nancy Elizabeth, the dates of birth for Anthony and his children, where known, are also from the will [June Bowman, email, Jan-29-2007]. Presumably this is also the source of the name Elizabeth as his wife. Anthony's date of birth is said to have been "about 1685." The Dellinger-Mallory listings also say that Anthony is thought to have moved to Caroline County "about 1730." If true, this casts doubt on Caroline County as the birthplace of his children, as has been stated in a number of places.
Listings posted by Minter researchers have identified as many as eight children of Anthony and Elizabeth. Presumably, most of their names appeared in their father's will, and perhaps in other records as well. Eight are included here, but substantiation is incomplete, and most of what is known apparently derives from the research by Marsh.
The single greatest deficiency in the available information on the family, at least as is known to this researcher, is that his wife we know only as «i»Elizabeth«/i». Not even her maiden name is known, much less anything of her origins. "

Note by John Minter, Feb 2012: Opinions differ about Anthony's children but there seem to have been 7 or 8. Of those listed here, little or nothing is known about James, Jacob and William. Research on the Internet suggests that the Will referred to above which was 'presented in court' in 1751 by Anthony's widow, has been lost along with other records of Caroline County, Virginia.

Further note by John Minter, Feb 2015: I have recently acquired a copy of 'The Minters of Pine Forest - A Family Story' by Thomas J Minter, published in 2012. The book is pretty much in line with the work referred to above, although it differs when it comes to Anthony Morgan Minter's dates. I am sticking with Doratha Riddle Marsh's dates. The book also contains some typos and errors so needs to be treated with caution; an example is the incorrect birth date of 1748 given for John Oliver Minter Sr.
Minter, Anthony (I134)
10004 The following is copied from Bank of England Wills Extracts 1717-1845 at
"William Minter of Ipswich Suffolk Gentleman died possessed of
£20 Long Annuities 15¾ £315
And by his will dated 8th September 1835 attested by three witness appointed his son William Flood Minter Daniel Calthorpe and James Norbrooke Executors
Probate was granted at Doctors Common 13 Jun 1836 to Daniel Colthorp (in the will written Colthorpe) one of the Executors power reserved of making the like grant to William Flood Minter the son of the said deceased and James Norbrooke the other Executors therin described yeoman Identified as pr. -- TK235
In the will are the following words
I give and bequeath the sum of Sixty Pounds part of the sum of Four Hundred pounds Long Annuities now standing in my name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England unto my said Son William Flood Minter absolutely.
I give the sum of One Hundred pounds further part of my said Long Annuities aforesaid to my daughter Susanna Martha Colthorpe the wife of Daniel Colthorpe absolutely.
I give the sum of One Hundred and forty pounds further part of my said Long Annuities aforesaid to my daughter Sarah Norbrook the wife of James Norbrook absolutely.
I give the Sum of One Hundred pound residue of my said Long Annuities unto my Grandson William Minter Gordon absolutely the same to be interests vested in their my said Daughters and Grandson respectively upon my decease and subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
I give all the residue of my personal estates unto my said Son William Flood Minter and my said Daughters Susanna Martha Colthorpe and Sarah Norbrook equally between them share and share alike
I apont my Son William Flood Minter and my sons in law Daniel Colthorpe and James Norbrook Executors of this my will

Sworn under £450 died 26 March 1836"

The above is followed by a statement of how the proceeds of the sale of the Annuity were distributed among the beneficiaries. 
Minter, William (I230)
10005 The following is copied from Don Chamberlaye's Minter Notes:

From the censuses of 1850 and 1860 it is derived that he was born in 1790 or 1791. Dodd's transcription of the marriages of Henry County shows that he married Nancy Stultz (there spelled Stults) on Nov-19-1813 [p.36]. The «u»«i»person to contact «/u»«/i» regarding the Stultz family is Jim Williams, who also manages the («u»Henry County Genweb site «/u») and others.
Evidence establishing that Silas Frederick was linked to John, almost surely as son to father, is the same as that regarding his older brother Othniel, described in note 4D above. The Henry County court record provided by Merry Anne Pierson, D.A.R. registrar and «u»«i»person to contact «/u»«/i», can be seen «u»«i»here «/u»«/i», from the Henry County Minute Book, 1820-1849 in three volumes, vol. 2, p.217, Family History Library micropublication no. 31981.
Nancy and Silas had eleven children, all of whom married. She died before 1845, and Silas married again, on Apr-24-1845, Betsey Philpott. From the 1850 census, where she was listed as "Elizabeth," age 52, her date of birth is taken to be about 1798. The 1860 census showed the wife of Silas to be "Betsy," age 68, so it is unclear whether this was the same person as Elizabeth of 1850. "Betsy" could be the familiar form of Elizabeth, but the ages miss by about six years. Some researchers have given the name «i»Betsy Walker«/i», suggesting the possibility that Silas married a third time.
Silas was a preacher of the primitive Baptist faith, and performed numerous marriages recorded in Dodd's transcription, the earliest being in 1831. In the «i»Minter Genealogical Bulletin«/i» (p.164), the description of the letter written by Capt. A. S. Minter in 1898, discussed above, offers an interesting perspective on the Rev. Silas Minter. It should be kept in mind that it is difficult to determine when or whether it is A. S. Minter or the editor of the «i»Bulletin«/i» who is rendering the commentary. Also, if it was the perspective of the Captain, then it was what a young nephew was recalling many years later. The Rev. Minter was described as "a hardshell Baptist preacher of decided ability and violent prejudices." Judith P. A. Hill provided this account: "It is related of him that he preached so long to a Baltimore audience that they began to leave; whereupon he said: 'I perceive you all can't stand strong doctrine.'" [Hill, p.270]
A portrait of Silas Minter is said to have hung on the wall of the Leatherwood Baptist Church for many years, along with those of other pastors, and a photograph of the portrait was provided by two different contributors, Seth Compton and Bob White, each of whose Minter lines tie into these notes at a later point (generations 5 and 6). A third offer to provide the same photograph was received from the originator of the image, Desmond Kendrick, the Henry County archivist, and the author of the inscription below the portrait. The portrait of Silas now hangs in the Bassett Historical Center in Henry County, according to Twyla Edwards.

End of Don Chamberlaye's Minter Notes.

The 1870 US Federal Census of Leatherwood, Henry County includes:
Silas Minter (80, Minister Gospel), Elizabeth Minter (73, keeping house), Stephen Minter (13, at home) and Joseph Minter (16, farm labor). The two youngsters must have been grandsons. Joseph was probably the son of James E "Jim" Minter.
Minter, Silas Fredrich "Silas Sr." (I209)
10006 The following is copied from Don Chamberlayne's Minter Notes:

Othniel (sometimes «i»Orthniel«/i», or «i»Othinel«/i») [4], born in 1778, was the fourth child and first son of John and Susannah Minter. In December, 1799, he married Joyce Stultz, born in 1785, a daughter of Adam and Mary (Gravely) Stultz.
That Othniel was a son of John Minter is evident in a court record of Henry County provided by Merry Anne Pierson, D.A.R. registrar and «u»«i»person to contact «/u»«/i». An image of the record can be seen «u»«i»here «/u»«/i», from the Henry County Minute Book, 1820-1849 in three volumes, vol. 2, p.217, Family History Library micro-publication no. 31981. The text of the court record in its entirety:
"Orthniel Minter & Silas Minter who are legally entitled to administration upon the estate of John Minter dec'd this day came into court and renounced the same, whereupon the said estate was committed to the hand of Patrick H. Fontaine Sheriff of this County for administration." Note: The word «i»renounce«/i» in the handwritten original is difficult to read and we may not have it right. The reader is advised to examine it in the attached document. That they relinquished their right to administer the estate, however, appears clear by its being handed over to the sheriff. Why the two brothers took the action they did is unknown here. (Note also the spelling of «i»Orthniel«/i».)
Othniel was a Baptist minister and his name (with that spelling) is on record in the performance of numerous marriages in Henry County (ref. Virginia Anderton Dodd). As for the spelling, aside from the use of «i»Orthniel«/i» in the court record above, «i»Othniel«/i» has in its favor two factors: one, that it was spelled that way in numerous county marriages on record with him as the presiding minister, and two, that «i»Othniel«/i» is an Old Testment name and it was an era of popularity of biblical names. (According to «i»The Free Dictionary«/i» and Easton's Bible Dictionary, Othniel was the first judge of Israel after the death of Joshua.) Also, his record of service with the 4th Regiment of Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 [War service records online,], shows the spelling as «i»Othniel«/i».
Between 1801 and 1827 Joyce Minter bore thirteen children, four sons and nine daughters. Storm shows marriages of all thirteen, most yielding descendencies of varying extent. That Joyce was deceased by 1837 is indicated by the fact that Othniel remarried on June 12 of that year. His second wife was Mary 'Polly' Burgess [Dodd, p.36, p.113]. Previously in these notes, there was acknowledged uncertainty and confusion regarding the origins of this Mary 'Polly' Burgess. The matter has been clarified through the efforts of a descendant of the Burgess line, Mary Lund of Ohio, who is a «u»«i»person to contact «/u»«/i» regarding the Burgess family. She has presented a well-documented and persuasive case which appears to establish the identity of Othniel Minter's second wife.
According to Mary Lund, Mary 'Polly' Weaver, daughter of John Weaver, married John Burgess (Jr.), born in 1771, a son of John Burgess, Sr. who brought his family to Henry County from Gloucester County in the early 1780s. John, Jr. died in 1836, age 65, leaving his widow 'Polly' (Weaver) Burgess, and two children, Mary D. Burgess, born 1828 or 1829, and John Henry Burgess, born in 1831. As is discussed below, the daughter, Mary D. Burgess, married a son of Othniel and Joyce Minter, William Leftwich Minter. John Henry Burgess (1831-1914) and his wife, Mary Dalton Foster, had ten children, of whom one was Mary Lund's grandfather, Robert Lee Burgess (1871-1962).
Mary Lund has substantial documentation to support her interpretation of the Burgess line, which differs in one key respect from that which others in her family had believed, the difference pertaining to which of several John Burgesses married Polly Weaver. The reader interested in the Burgess line is encouraged to contact Mary.
«u»«b»Othniel's son, William Leftwich Minter«/u»«/b»
William Leftwich [5], son of the Rev. Othniel and Joyce Minter, was born about 1819, per the 1850 census. In 1843 he married Mary D. Burgess, the daughter of his father's second wife, thus his step-sister and of no blood relationship to him. Mary D., born 1828 or 1829, per the 1850 census which listed her as age 21, presumably resided in the Minter home from about the age of eight.
A partial descendancy from William Leftwich and Mary D. (Burgess) Minter, drawing on the listing of Ken Storm and confirmed by descendants of each of the lines shown who preferred to remain anonymous, is as follows:

[4] Othniel Minter, b. 1778
mar. Joyce Stultz in 1795
[5] William Leftwich Minter, b. abt 1819
mar. (1843) Mary D. Burgess
[6] John L. Minter, b. abt 1843
mar. Fannie Ruth Davis
[7] William Walter Minter, b. abt 1872
mar. Fannie Thornton
[8] William Othniel Minter, b. 1908
mar. Fern Hughes
[6] Martha Burgess Minter, b. abt 1861
mar. M. T. Smith

«u»«b»Othniel's daughter, Tabitha (Minter) Harville«/u»«/b»
The seventh child, sixth daughter, of Othniel and Joyce Minter was Tabitha [5], born about 1812. She married Merit Harville and they settled in Cedar County, Missouri. His name was given as «i»Merritt Harvell«/i» in the marriage record (Dodd), and it was written «i»Horvell«/i» in the 1850 census, but it eventually became settled on «i»Harville«/i». They named a son William Leftridge Harville, about 1836, thus using again the middle name that had occurred earlier in the lines tracing to Othniel's older sister Betsy.
A descendant of Merit and Tabitha (Minter) Harville [5] is Mr. Kim Allen Morton [10], of Missouri, who is the «u»«i»person to contact «/u»«/i» regarding this line, as well as John and Susannah Minter, as was noted earlier (3C). The line from Merit and Tabitha to Kim Morton, per Kim Morton and Ken Storm:

[5] Merit Harville, b. abt 1812
mar. Tabitha Minter, b. abt 1812
[6] William Leftridge Harville, b. 1836
mar. Chancy Elizabeth Bugg
[7] William Leftridge Harville, Jr., b. 1863
mar. Annie Elizabeth Hunt
[8] Era Jewell Harville, b. 1895
mar. Raymond Clark Morton
[9] William R. Morton, b. 1923
mar. Violet Marguerite Gamble
[10] Kim Allen Morton

«u»«b»Othniel's son, Johnson William Minter«/u»«/b»
After Tabitha, the next child of Othniel and Joyce Minter was Johnson William Minter [5]. He was born October 11, 1814, married Susan Previna Clark, was a physician, and died in Virginia in 1891. The presiding minister at the wedding in 1835 was Silas Minter, Johnson's uncle. This information is from a letter written in 1958 by his granddaughter, Ella Lou (Minter) Aegerter, daughter of Dr. William Leftridge Minter, transcribed in the «i»Minter Genealogical Bulletin«/i» (pp.163-64). In the letter she described a book in her possession entitled «i»Travel Letters from Palestine and the East«/i», by the Rev. W. R. Minter, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Lincolnton, North Carolina (published in 1910). She wrote: "It is autographed to my father: «i»For Dr. W. L. Minter from W. R. Minter«/i»." She also pointed out that the book was dedicated by its author to the author's father, John R. Minter.
Ella Lou (Minter) Aegerter may not have realized that in the presentation of the book to her father by its author, and presumably in the friendship between the two men, two lines of Minters had crossed paths, the ancestral link between them apparently tracing back at least one generation prior to Anthony of Caroline County.
From Samuel A. Minter, a descendant of John R. and W. R. Minter, it is learned that the author, William Ramseur Minter (1873-1943), was born in South Carolina, graduated from Davidson College in 1892, and after serving as pastor of the Presbyterian church in Lincolnton, and perhaps others as well, relocated to Austin, Texas, where he was the pastor of a large church there for 25 years before his semi-retirement to a smaller church elsewhere in Texas. The book was the product of a series of letters to the «i»Presbyterian Standard«/i», written at the request of its editor, consisting of observations on his travels to Egypt, Palestine, and other places in the region in 1910. The Rev. Minter's father, John Russell Minter (1833-1913), was a successful farmer and merchant in Sedalia, South Carolina.
This line of Minters is believed to trace back to the migration first to North Carolina and later South Carolina of the third in a succession of John Minters in Virginia, the first of whom was a son of Richard Mintrene (Minter) who came to the colony in 1620 from Wales. This third John in the line, born in 1690, of Gloucester County, Virginia, was a contemporary, and presumably a cousin, of Anthony Minter, born about 1685, who settled in Caroline County. The line, according to Sam, consists of Richard [1] the adult immigrant to Virginia, John [2], 1619-1655, born in Wales and came to Virginia as a young child; John [3], 1650-?; John [4], 1690-1743, of Gloucester, who moved to North Carolina; William [5], 1736-1809; John [6], 1769-1846; William [7], 1797-1871; John Russell [8], 1833-1913; William Ramseur [9], 1873-1943; David Ramseur [10], 1912-1991; William Maynard [11], 1942- ; and Samuel Antonio [12], 1971- .
The primary source on the earliest Minters in Virginia, carefully cited by Samuel, is a John B. Minter, whose work appears (to this novice on the subject) to stand as the essential reference. As is Samuel, John B. Minter is careful to note that substantial proof regarding the lineage of the earliest Minters is lacking, probably due to various fires which destroyed so many old documents in Virginia, but he offers convincing evidence of the likelihood of the connections. His work can be seen at «u» website of J. B. Minter: "The Oldest Minter Immigrants?" «/u».
Sam has prepared interesting descriptions of the four generations of males in the line preceding himself, as well as himself, and posted them on his website. The entry one for his great-great-grandfather, John Russell Minter, which provides links to the others, can be found at: «u» Russell Minter «/u». Sam's father, William Maynard Minter, has an original copy of «i»Travel Letters from Palestine and the East«/i», and Sam has made a copy, in .pdf format, available at the entry for his great-grandfather at his website: «u» Ramseur Minter «/u». Sam is a «u»«i»person to contact «/u»«/i» regarding his line of Minters.

«u»Leftwich, Leftridge, and Leftrich: variations on the same name«/u»?
The names «i»Leftwich«/i» and «i»Leftridge«/i» have appeared frequently in the family lines from both siblings Elizabeth (Betsy) and Othniel Minter, in every case as a middle name. The first known use of any of the variants was the son of Othniel, William Leftwich, born in 1819. Another was Leftwich Watson, son of Othniel's sister Tabitha, in 1823. Daniel L., son of Obediah (Dupuy) Minter, born in 1834, has been listed both ways. Over the years, Leftridge seems to have been used more often than Leftwich, especially in the lines descending from Merit and Tabitha (Minter) Harville and Johnson and Susan (Clark) Minter.
The origin of the name - or names - is unknown. A possible clue, however, can be seen in the census records for the area in the early 1800s. They show a number of persons of the surname «i»Leftwich«/i», probably all of a family, in Bedford County, which is near, but not contiguous to, Henry County, but show no one with the surname «i»Leftridge«/i». In the 1850 census there were some 209 Leftwiches in Bedford, and still no Leftridges. Also, Butler's records of men serving with the Virginia militia in the War of 1812 include several Leftwiches in the 10th and 91st Regiments of Bedford County.
The name Leftwich may have been used by Othniel and Joyce Minter to honor someone of that surname, whether or not related to either of them, and others in the family, or possibly census-takers or courthouse clerks, might have written what they thought they heard, resulting in Leftridge. But that, of course, is just a guess. As for the name «i»Leftrich«/i», which was used by the wife of James Leffie Minter in reference to her husband's grandfather and great-grandfather (4A), there is the added possibility that she was simply misspelling "Leftridge." 
Minter, Othniel (I131)
10007 The following is copied from Don Chamberlayne's Minter Notes:

The first child of Silas and Nancy Minter was Elizabeth, born in 1816. In 1837, Elizabeth married William Doyle, also of Henry County [Dodd, p. 15]. The 1850 census showed them residing in Henry County, he as a shoemaker, age 40, she as 34, keeping house, with nine children, ages one through 12 (born 1838 - 1849). By 1860 the Doyles had relocated to Knox Co., Missouri, where the census identified William as a farmer, with nine children, and where there were three consecutive families enumerated by the census taker, presumably adjacent farms, in which a sibling of the family of Silas and Nancy Minter was either the husband or the wife. Next to the Doyles were Richard W. and Mary Ann (Doyle) Minter [Note 5D], Elizabeth's younger brother and William's younger sister. The third related family was that of James and Susan (Minter) Ziglar
Minter, Elizabeth "Betty" (I208)
10008 The following is copied from (Jan 2014):
RUSSELL - Joan Marie (Wilkerson) Hunsley, 73, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at her home in Russell. She was born March 14, 1931, at Russell, the daughter of Manford Clayton and Grace (Dumler) Wilkerson. She grew up in Russell and attended schools there, graduating from Russell High School in 1949. She attended Fort Hays Kansas State Teachers College and received a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1955. She was a lifelong Russell resident.

On Aug. 5, 1956, she was united in marriage to Harry Lee Hunsley III at Russell. They shared more than 48 years of married life together. They made their permanent home in Russell in 1959. Joan was an English teacher, librarian and journalism sponsor in the Russell area for 30 years, teaching at Claflin, Paradise, Four Corners, Dorrance and Gorham high schools and at Ruppenthal Middle School in Russell. She was a former member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6240 Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revoluion, Delta Sigma Epsilon sorority, Russell Arts Council and Russell Community Theater. She will be remembered as a gifted teacher and librarian, a friend to the arts, and a seeker of knowledge. She dedicated her life to the growth and education of children, not only in her home but also in her career as a teacher. She had a quick wit and was an intelligent source of information, which proved to be a great asset to her students and friends alike.

Joan is survived by her husband, Harry, of the home; two daughters, Stephannie Goerl and her husband, Vaughn, of Great Bend, and Lisa Wheeler and her husband, Pete, of Oklahoma; one son, Mitch Hunsley of Russell; five sisters, Ida Faye Eichman, Julie Ann Hoke and Linda Grace Webster, all of Russell, Kathleen Elizabeth Mai of Great Bend and Carolyn Sue Herber of Dorrance; seven grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Leilah Ruth Sloan; one nephew, David Jay Steinle; and one niece, Jennifer Sloan Fishe.

The family will hold a private memorial service at the Pohlman-Heise Mortuary in Russell. A public memorial service and celebration of her life will be held later, in the spring, and will be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to Russell Community Theater or to the Russell Public Library and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Funeral arrangements provided by Pohlman-Heise Mortuary* 610 N. Maple St. Russell, KS 67665 ****************************************
Became a member of the Congregational Church in Russell, Apr. 24, 1955. Transferred to Otterbein Methodist, Russell 7/16/1972 
WILKERSON, Joan Marie (I881)
10009 The following is copied from and hasn't been verified by me:
"Thomas Lee Ganatta, 79, passed away March 26, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Tony and Thelma Ganatta; sister, Beverley; and beloved wife, Judy; Survived by children; Pam Ganatta, Linda and Fred Morris, Rene and Tony Kuretich, Tommy Ganatta, Judy Ganatta, Michael and Pam Ganatta and Karen Ganatta; numerous grand and great-grand-children. Tom formed and was a member of Orange Coast Bass Masters Club and was also passionate about basketball and his family. Services will be held in California

Pueblo Chieftain Funeral Notices Tuesday April 6, 2010
Funeral Notice placed on this memorial by Vaughan Mavir.

Note: Thomas Lee Ganatta's biological father is memorial # 83248976. This number is being placed here for those interested in genealogy links. He is being linked to the man that raised him after he was four years old. There was never an adoption." 
GANATTA, Thomas Lee (I850)
10010 The following is copied from

A Confederate Soldier
24th VA Cavalry
Death date from his widows' civil war pension application,
dated 14 July 1902.

Joseph Minter and Matilda were married in Sept 1850 near Martinsville, VA.

Joseph died on the 12th of March 1872 near Martinsville, VA. of Typhoid Pneumonia.
(source:Reamey Winn)

The following is copied from Don Chamberlayne's Minter Notes:

sources and interpretations pertaining to Joseph and Matilda (Bocock) Minter were received (in the Summer of 2011) from Keith Turner, a descendant of one of Matilda Bocock's brothers. Not being a Minter descendant himself, Keith presumably is not otherwise involved with Minter genealogy or history, but his contribution regarding Joseph and Matilda has proven valuable and has cleared up much of the vagueness and uncertainty of the previous version of this note. Keith contributed data from the following three sources: Civil War service records; the record on Joseph from the «u»Death Records Indexing Project of the Virginia Genealogical Society «/u»; and a copy of an application submitted in 1902 by his widow, Matilda, for a pension from the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his service during the Civil War («u»copy available here «/u»). These sources, plus those previously available, including information and a photograph of Joseph received from Henry County archivist Desmond Kendrick, the genealogy work of Ken Storm, and listings from the U.S. Censuses taken during the period.
Joseph Minter, the third child and first son of Silas and Nancy (Stultz) Minter, was born in 1820 or 1821, married Matilda Jane Bocock of Henry County in 1850, and died in 1874. Regarding the dates of his birth, and to a lesser extent, his death, there are some inconsistencies, particularly in the census, but also in Matilda's 1902 pension application. The best and most reliable source, however, is the Death Records Indexing project noted above, which offers the following key information regarding Joseph Minter: that he died March 12, 1874 at the age of 53 (hence born in 1820 or 1821), that his death came as a result of pneumonia, that his father's name was Silas, that his wife's name was Matilda, and that he had a son, James, born about 1853-54, the "informant" regarding his death.[Death Records Index, 1874, line 34] Although there is no proof that he is the Joseph Minter in question, the 1850 census of Henry County listed a man by that name, age 25, as «i»overseer«/i» on the tobacco farm of George Napier (occupation "tobacconist"). It was shortly after that census taking, in September, 1850, near Martinsville, that Joseph married Matilda Jane Bocock [her pension application of 1902].
Joseph's war record is clear in one regard and unclear in another. It is well established that he served with the 24th Virginia Cavalry. His name is among those listed in a «u»roster of Company H of the 24th Cavalry «/u», and his widow claimed in her 1902 pension application that he served in the 24th Cavalry, and provided the names of two of his commanding officers. In addition, Henry County archivist Desmond Kendrick labeled his photograph of Joseph with his name and Company. There is also the possibility that he served an earlier stint with the 57th Virginia Infantry (1861-62). The name Joseph Minter appears on the roster of the 57th, but it is unclear whether this is the same Joseph Minter. Keith Turner is trying to determine whether the Joseph Minter who served with the 57th and was discharged after a year because he was over 40 (as noted in the war record), later re-enlisted, either with the 24th or with one of its predecessor companies which were consolidated into the 24th in June, 1864. Since "our" Joseph Minter would have been 40 at the outset of the war, the case for his service with the 57th is strengthened, but it should be noted that Dodd's list of Henry County marriages before 1850 includes two other Joseph Minters, neither of whom is known to us, both of whom, based on their dates of marriage, probably were old enough to qualify as 40 or more during wartime service.
As for Joseph's middle name, the photograph shown here, provided by Mr. Kendrick with his own documentation, shows the name Joseph «i»Jackson«/i» Minter, and Ken Storm gives the middle name «i»Warren«/i». No other source mentioned here, however, offers any middle name or even a middle initial for Joseph. A son of Joseph and Matilda, also named Joseph, born about 1865 to 1870 (per inconsistent census data, 1867 per Ken Storm) was shown in some later censuses with the middle initial "W," but the source of the name "Warren" is unknown.
Regardless of the middle name, the younger Joseph (born 1865-70) married Lucy D. Franklin and, according to Storm, they had ten children, one of whom was Thomas Joseph, born about 1897-98 (per census listings), who married Myrtle Dora Bray. A granddaughter of Thomas and Myrtle is Julia Minter Kendrick, a current resident of Henry County and a «i»person to contact«/i» for exchange of information concerning this line. Another is her brother-in-law Desmond Kendrick, who is well known among Henry County history and family researchers as the archivist of the county library, and a very knowledgeable source on the county and many of its families.
The 1870 census showed Joseph and Matilda Minter residing in or near Martinsville with eight children, ages one through 15. Joseph and his two oldest sons, ages 15 and 13, were shown as "farm laborers." Joseph's real estate and personal property were valued at $200 each, meaning they resided either in a house on a lot or on a small homestead, but not a working farm of their own, in or near Martinsville. In the 1880 census, Matilda Minter was listed as age 50, the mother of the head of the household who was her son James, 26, identified as "farmer," owning his own land. Also present were James' wife Sarah, 28, and their daughter Mary, 2, as well as four brothers and three sisters of James, ages five through 19. One daughter of Matilda, Sarah, had married and moved elsewhere by 1880. Two of the children were born in the early 1870s, thus were not listed earlier, and one child listed as age one in 1870 was not present in 1880, presumably having died.
Another possible source of useful information regarding Joseph Minter (possibly including his middle name) would be any obituary notice that might have appeared upon the death of his son, Joseph W. Minter, said by Ken Storm to have occurred in 1952.

Minter, Joseph Warren "Joe" (I578)
10011 The following is copied from

THE DAILY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Thur., March 2, 1936, p. 2, col.1 [edited].
The lifeless body of George W. Minter, 65-year-old Henry County farmer, was found in his bed at the home of a sister, Mrs. Julia Long, near Dyers' Store Tuesday morning, death apparently having occurred some time during the previous night and attributed to heart trouble. The deceased had been in declining health for some time. Funeral services were held from the Long residence Wednesday afternoon. Burial followed in the family burial plot at Leatherwood Church.
Active pall bearers were Alfred Stegall, Watt Stegall, Charles Stegall, Owen Minter, Hassle Minter and Hampton Minter, all nephews of the deceased.
The deceased was never married. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: James, Drewry, Silas and Joseph Minter, all of Henry County; Mesdames Sarah Ann Watkins, Roanoke; J. A. Stegall, Fieldale, and Julia Long of Dyers' Store.
(Ref. Paul Martin: SUPPLEMENT TO AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO..FOLLOW THE PERIWINKLE, p. 40, Gravely home place, Leatherwood, on Dyers Store Rd., just north of Rt. 57 junction: George W. Minter, 2/20/1879 - 3/24/1936; Annie M. Gregory Minter, Wife of E. F. Minter, 6/12/1883 - 6/1/1933; E. F. Minter, 9/25/1886 - 2/28/1936.
source: Bruce Locke. 
Minter, George W. (I687)
10012 The following is copied from

THE HENRY BULLETIN, Fri., March 25, 1927, p. 1, col. 8 [edited]. Mrs. Matilda Bocock Minter, 95, widow of the late Joseph Minter who died 48 years ago, passed away Monday at her home near Dyers Store and was laid to rest Tuesday. Services were conducted from the late home. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Stegall of Fieldale, Mrs. Watkins of Roanoke, Mrs. Long who made her home with her aged mother; four sons, Silas Minter, Drewry Minter, James Minter, Joseph Minter and George Minter.
(Notice difference in death dates)
Ref. OAKWOOD CEMETERY LOT INDEX, Third Edn. 1990, Comp. by Martinsville Cemetery Assn., Inc., burials in Sect. 4, Lot 21: Matilda J.(?) Minter, 3/20/1832 - 2/19/1927.(source:Bruce Locke). 
BOCOCK, Matilda Jane "Tillie" (I465)
10013 The following is copied from
"GREAT BEND -- William Barker Hunsley, 80, retired assembly worker for Marlett Homes in Great Bend, died Saturday (March 13, 1999) at Integrated Health Services in Great Bend. He was the step-father of Wayne E. Schon of Newton.

He was born Feb. 2, 1919, in Larned to William B. Sr. and Sarah Grace (Losey) Hunsley. He married Anna M. Laudick Dec. 27, 1961, in Great Bend. She preceded him in death July 1983. He married Anna Rziha Schon Aug. 31, 1985, in Great Bend. She survives of the home.

He had been a Great Bend resident since 1942, moving from Larned. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Elks BPO Lodge No. 1127, VFW and American Legion, all of Great Bend. He served in the air force during World War II and Korean.

Other survivors include: two other step-sons, Joseph G. Schon of Scotts Bluff, Neb., and Darrel T. Schon of Andover; one step-daughter, Jean Otte of Grandforks, N.D.; two brothers, Albert J. Hunsley of Olathe and Dr. Perry U. Hunsley of Salina; one sister, Lottie G. Horn of Dighton; and nine step-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Thomas Hunsley and Johnny Hunsley; one sister, Lillian M. Burnett; and two half-sisters, Fanny M. Schulz and Lora P. Metzger.

Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Bryant-Christians Chapel in Great Bend. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Warren Stecklein officiating. Burial will be in the Great Bend Cemetery.

Friends may call until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society or Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice in care of the funeral home.
----This obit was placed here by Barb. " 
HUNSLEY, William Barker (I749)
10014 The following is copied from
"Thomas Fern Hunsley was married twice. His first marriage was to Thelma Cooper. They had two children, Thomas Lee Hunsley (see memorial 51716113) and Beverly Hunsley. Beverly Hunsley died and they soon divorced. Thelma moved to Colorado [and married again]. On 8-31-1940 he married Bernice Bosley the mother of two children by a previous marriage.

Thomas Fern Hunsley had problems with his health a great part of his live."

1930 US Federal Census: in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (both HUNSLEY), Thomas (head, 23, married at 22, born Kansas, laborer, cement construction) and Thelma (wife, 16, married at 15, born Kansas).

1940 US Federal Census: in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, SLEEPER (Harley R (head, 56, born Oklahoma), Isa J SLEEPER (wife, 62, born Iowa) and Thomas HENNSLEY (ie HUNSLEY) (step son, 33, divorced, born Kansas, garage mechanic). 
HUNSLEY, Thomas Fern (I742)
10015 The following is copied from
Harry Lee Hunsley III, 82 of Russell died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at his residence in Russell.

Harry was born November 3, 1931 in Larned, Kansas the son Harry, Jr. and Ann (Bishop) Hunsley. He grew up in Great Bend, Kansas and graduated from Great Bend High School. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Harry serviced his country in the U.S. Army in the Combat Engineers from 1953 to 1955.

Harry was united in marriage to Joan Marie Wilkerson on August 5, 1956 in Russell, Kansas. They were blessed with three children; Stephannie, Lisa and Mitch. They made their home in Russell. Joan preceded him in death on January 31, 2005.

Harry was a professional licensed engineer and land surveyor. He was also involved as former certified city planner, a private pilot, past County Engineer/Public Works Director in Russell, Norton, Coffey and Ford Counties for 20 years, Co-owner of White, Hunsley & Associates for 18 years and Marketing Engineer for Kirkham-Michael from 1998 to 2011.

Harry was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He also was a member as Past Kansas District Governor of Kiwanis Club, Past Master of Russell Masonic Lodge #177, Isis Shrine, Past President of Russell Chamber of Commerce, Past President of Habitat for Humanity, BPOE, board member of Post Rock Opportunities Foundation, Board of Kansas Society of Professional Engineers and well as chapter president, City of Russell Council member, Russell Library Advisory board. He founded and served as Chairman of Russell PRIDE Committee, chaired Russell Economic Development Board, and active member of the Russell Community Theater. He enjoyed family, flying, fishing, hunting, golf, theater and woodworking.

Surviving family include his two daughters, Stephannie Goerl (Vaughn) of Great Bend, Kansas and Lisa Wheeler (Pete) of Yukon, Oklahoma; son Mitch Hunsley of Russell, Kansas; sister, Andra Lee Lehr Tracy of Great Bend, Kansas; aunt Jean Arnold of Wichita, Kansas; seven grandchildren; and a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins and sister/brother-in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Celebration of Harry's Life will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church. A private family burial of ashes will follow at a later date. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell is in charge of these arrangements.
HUNSLEY, Harry Lee III (I880)
10016 The following is copied from
She had 5 children and may have passed away when the last one, Fred, was born in 1913.

She was only 29 years old.

Her married name was Eggleston, no matter the spelling on the tombstone [EGGATON]. 
JARRETT, Aurora Elizabeth "Dessie" (I68)
10017 The following is copied from
THE HENRY BULLETIN, Fri., Sept. 24, 1934, p. 4, col. 5 [edited].
Benjamin M. Minter, 57, well known Henry County citizen passed away at his home at Rangeley, Thursday afternoon following a long decline in health. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held from the late residence this afternoon and the remains laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery here.
Surviving is his wife and the following children,: Anne, Benjamin Jr., Virginia and Gertrude Minter.
Two sisters, Mesdames E. L Slaydon and Mattie Varner of Martinsville, and four brothers, Canie Minter and Willis Minter, both of Roanoke, Jimmie Minter of Leatherwood and George Minter of Ohio, also remain.
The deceased was a life long resident of Henry County.
For the past several years he operated an automotive service business at Koehler. He was a member of the Baptist denomination.
The paper dated Mon., Oct. 1, 1934, p. 1, col. 2, says the active pall bearers were Willie Minter, Jimmie Minter, Canie Minter, George Minter, E. L. Slaydon and John Varner. Also named is another sister, Lelia Turner. 
Minter, Benjamin Michael "Ben" (I1149)
10018 The following is copied from Graham Minter's Minter Story, June 2012:
"Mary married William Beadon (or Bedon) on 19 April 1714 in Ufford. He was 29 at the time, three years older than Mary. They settled in Campsea Ash, where they had four children: Mary (bap 7 August 1719) who presumably died in childhood), William (bap 11 February 1721), Thomas (bap 31 May 1724) and Mary (bap 5 November 1726)."
Minter, Mary (I7)
10019 The following is copied from Graham Minter's Minter Story, June 2012:
Robert married Alice Newson in Orford on 9 January 1748/9, although both were living in Sudbourne at the time. We are aware of two children, Mary, who was baptized twice, first in Iken on 10 September 1749 and then in Sudbourne on 29 October of that year, and Robert, baptized in Iken on 9 August 1752. On 23 September 1751, the parish of Sudbourne issued a settlement certificate to the parish of Iken assuming full responsibility for Robert, Alice and Mary. It is possible therefore that Mary's second baptism in Sudbourne was related to their desire to be accepted as residents of that parish. However, Alice died soon afterwards and Robert then married Mary Morske or Morslee in Sudbourne on 12 May 1755. We are aware of three children: Elizabeth (bap 20 June 1756), Jane (bap Sudbourne 20 November 1756) and Ann (no baptism found). In the settlement certificate, Robert is described as a "husbandman". A husbandman was a free tenant farmer or small landowner, with a social status below that of a yeoman. Robert died in 1793 and was buried in Sudbourne on 19 December of that year. He left £50 to his daughter Mary, wife of William Read of Sudbourne, £20 and a freehold messuage or tenement in Orford to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Noah Salmon of Friston, "copyhold tenement and appurtances holden on the manor of Sudbourn" and £10 towards a court fine and fees to his daughter, Jenny, (whom we presume to be the same person as Jane above), wife of Robert Wilkinson of Woodbridge, and £30 to John Woods, son of his late daughter Ann, the wife of William Woods of Woodbridge, to be received when he reached the age of 21.

The 1790 Suffolk Poll Book has an entry under Sudbourn (Plomesgate) for Robert Minter of Orford. (Source, UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893). This entry probably refers to this Robert Minter.

Minter, Robert (I15)
10020 The following is copied from Graham Minter's Minter Story, June 2012:
Robert senior died at the age of 54 and was buried at Eyke on 30 May 1711. He left a will, dated 26 April 1711 in which he left his 'messuage or ..Eyke' to his wife Sarah. At the time the property was tenanted by John Cutting. On Sarah's death the property was to pass to Robert's daughter Hannah 'and her heirs for ever' but if Hannah had no heirs the property would pass to Robert's son Robert 'and his heirs for ever'.
Bequests were made as follows: to son John £5; to daughter Mary £5; to daughter Sarah LUFF forty shillings - these lagacies to be paid within 12 months of Robert's decease. To son Robert £5; to daughter Hannah £5 - these legacies to be paid on reaching the age of 21.
The rest of Robert's estate was to be given to his wife on condition that 'she keep and provide for my two younger children until they attain to their age of one & twenty years'. Sarah was to be the sole executrix of the will.
An inventory of Robert's goods taken on 11 June 1711 valued the goods at £63.
As Hannah died less than one year after Robert, and left no heirs, we assume that the property passed to Robert junior." 
Minter, Robert (I3)
10021 The following is extracted from an excerpt from 'A Few Old Franklin Families', which can be found at Ancestry via the Davis Family Tree (and others):
"John James [Trabue] ... married Olympia Dupuy, a grandaughter of the famous Huguenot, Bartholomew Dupuy. These have many descendants, many of whom have long been located in Kentucky, and particularly the line of John James Trabue. His wife, Olympia Dupuy, Born Nov. 12, 1729 lived with her younger daughters, in Franklin at one time and was a member of the Forks church. She died in her ninety third year, at the home of her son Edward Trabue, in Woodford KY. ??????? " 
DUPUY, Olympia (I380)
10022 The following is extracted from an excerpt from 'A Few Old Franklin Families', which can be found at Ancestry via the Davis Family Tree (and others):
"The Trabues, who so long resided at "Weehawken", were of distinguished Huguenot ancestry. The first of the family in America was Antoine Trabue a native of Montabaun,** France, and a member of the Huguenot church there, who being compelled to flee from France on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, found refuge from religious persecution in the Huguenot colony at Lausanne, Switzerland, from whence he came to the French settlement in America, located at the old Indian Manakin-town, on James river, above Richmond, Virginia, where he died in 1724, aged fifty-seven years. After his death, his wife, Magdalen, married Pierre Chastain.

**In the possession of Mrs. Z. F. Smith, a direct decendant of Antoine Trabue, is a copy in French, of the church letter given to him on his departure from France, signed by the Pastor and deacons, translated as follows: "We, the undersigned, certify that Antoine Trabue, native of the city of Montauban, twenty or nineteen years of age, dark chesnut hair, having a small cicatrice under the left eye, has always professed the reform religion, just as his parents did, without his ever having committed any scandal that has come to our knowledge, other than that which the violence of the late persecutions in France have caused him to commit; which God has given him the grace to abandon, and for which he has made reparation. We recommend him to the divine Providence and to the love of our brethren.
Done at Lausanne, this 15th day of September 1689.
Verhers, formerly minister of the church of Dittemare and of Montauban.
Balli, pastor of the church in Langueduc, and five Deacons."

TRABUE, Antoine (I381)
10023 The following is extracted from the Davis Family Tree:
"John was a Patriot during the Revolutionary War and all five of sons old enough to bear arms served as officers. Olympia also gave patriotic service and both she and John James are listed in the DAR Patriot Index.
This information was taken from the book: The Trabue Family in American. 1700-1983, compiled by Julie Trabue Yates and Charles C. Trabue, IV, M. D." 
TRABUE, John James (I379)
10024 The following is from an email from Sally Bruce, April 2015:

"Thank you for the details of John Wyvill's marriage to Charlotte Hopewell. I knew the date and place but nothing about the witnesses. I expect Samuel Hopewell was perhaps, her brother? Was this a website of Parish Records? Regarding the location of London, I viewed the tree of one of my contacts on Genes R. back in 2010 and saw an interesting note regarding Charlotte Hopewell which roughly reads "Father John had a fine singing voice and people came from miles to hear him. He had 3 daughters who he referred to as the 'Three Graces' Charlotte also had a fine singing voice. Father John composed the hymn "Old Mansfield". Charlotte went to boarding school in London, and married John against her parents wishes". I thought this was quite detailed information about a family way back in the 18thC and so I asked him where it came from but he replied that he could not remember which of his contacts had sent it so I don't know whether or not it is true!

I have never been able to find a death record for Charlotte Hancock nee Wyvill, either. However, I came across a website for the burial records of Castle Gate Chapel in Nottingham where they worshipped. On the list was a death for a Charlotte Hancock, age 48, 18th August 1845. The dates fit so hopefully , its correct. Charlotte Wyvill nee Hopewell, was listed too, age 73, 16th February 1842."

Further email from Sally on 5 May 2015:
" Charlotte Hopewell, I have now found a baptism record ( on FreeReg) for a Charlotte Hopewell as follows: baptism at the " Old Meeting (Presbyterian) Church", Mansfield, Notts, parents "Jno and Ann Hopewell"."
In a subsequent email a few days later Sally writes:
" I missed the date of Charlotte's baptism record ( on FreeReg). It is 31 January 1769 at the Old Meeting ( Presbyterian) House, Mansfield. I had another look at my tree and saw that I had Charlotte Hopewell born 3 January 1769 in Beeston ( suburb of Nottingham) Notts. but this was just taken from other people's trees. Someone did have her born in Bridlington 1769, which I suppose would link with John Wyvil's birthplace of Filey. However, I can't find any other birth for a Charlotte born around that time other than the FreeReg record in Mansfield but maybe, I'm reading too much into the "Old Mansfield" hymn writer connection! Its all rather confusing so I doubt whether I shall ever find out."

1841 census: Charlotte WYVILL aged 70, independent means born Nottinghamshire, and Ann HATCH (15) formed one of many separate households within Collins Hospital, St Peter Nottingham. Sally Bruce writes:
" Collins Hospital was actually an Almshouse of 24 houses founded by Abel Collins of Nottingham (history and drawings are online). I presume Ann Hatch would be a carer/servant. Apparently, they were demolished in the 1950s along with other interesting buildings in the area."

April 2017: email from Peter Hancock giving details found at of Charlette's parents' marriage and christenings of her siblings. Peter comments:
"I too heard the story about the 3 Graces and the hymn "old Mansfield" I think I got this from someone researching the Wyvill family but I can't be sure." 
HOPEWELL, Charlotte (I3275)
10025 The following is from's WW1 pension records:
Henry joined the Coldstream Guards on 22 April 1918, aged 26 years 10 months. Prior to enlisting he was a police constable in the Surrey Constabulary. He got to Lance Corporal and was discharged on demobilisation on 31 March 1920. He gave his address as 45 Maybury Road, Woking, Surrey.

Whilst still a police constable, Henry played a part in the 1924 'Blue Anchor Hotel Byfleet poisoning' See for details of the case.

October 2012: James Earley sent the following, which appeared in The Dover and East Kent News on Friday 17 July 1931:
A Dover man, Mr H Minter, has been appointed Superintendent of the Hersham Division of the Surrey County Constabulary. Mr Minter was promoted Inspector not quite two years ago, and his latest step is due to Supt. W H Bird, whom he is succeeding, having been appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Surrey. Mr Minter, who joined the Surrey Constabulary in 1912, and was promoted Sergeant in 1925, was the son of the late John Stephen and Susan Minter, of Tower Hamlets. He was for several years, as a youth, employed by Messrs Palmer and Sons, of Dover. Dover can be proud of Mr Minter's rise in such an important Force as the Surrey Constabulary.

1939 Register: at 83 Copthorne Road, Leatherhead U.D., Surrey
Minter, Henry born 2 Jun 1891, married, civil servant, superintendent of police
Minter, Ellen B born 11 Apr 1895, married, unpaid domestic duties
Minter, Frank B born 7 Jun 1928, single, at school.
MINTER Henry of 16 Louvaine Avenue Wickford Basildon Essex died 29 November 1966 Probate Ipswich 24 January 1967 to Dennis Henry Minter draughtsman and Frank Bernard Minter civil servant. £5273. 
Minter, Henry (I17)
10026 The following is from, Jan 2014:
Adelia Ann Franklin Hunsley was the daughter of William Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Ann Jones Franklin. She married Barker Hunsley December 17,1869 in Sangamon County, Illinois. To that union nine children were born. She died of pneumonia with her husband and eight childen still surviving her. 
FRANKLIN, Adelia Ann (I729)
10027 The following is from

"Ernest Minter, 1788252, of 14 Wyndham Road, Dover, was in the Royal Artillery, 559 Coast Regiment. He died at the age of 36 on 25 August * 1942, at the Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex

He is buried at Charlton, Dover, United Kingdom. Section 2.T, Grave 29. Mourners included his mother, Mr and Mrs G and Mr and Mrs C Minter, brothers and sisters-in-law, and Mrs A Archer, Mr and Mrs J Matticks, Mr and Mrs W riley, and Mr and Mrs Pittocks, sisters and brothers-in-law

He was the son of George and Jessie Alice Minter, from Dover"

* The above is accompanied by three newspaper cuttings, two of which give the date of death as 28 August. The latter date also appears in the National Probate Calendar entry below and has been adopted here.
James Earley has found an obituary in the Dover Express of 4 September 1942. It gives the date of death as 28 August.

From England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 at
Minter Ernest of 14 Wyndham Road Dover died 28 August 1942 on war service Administration Llandudno 30 November to Jessie Alice Minter widow. Effects £161 18s 1d. 
Minter, Ernest (I2003)
10028 The following is from London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965, at
1937, at 14 Brancaster Road, London SW 16, (both Minter) Sidney Charles and Dinah Mildred Haldon. At the same address was Jane Marion Amelia KNIGHT.
1938 & 1939, at 14 Brancaster Road, London SW 16, (both Minter) Sidney Charles and Dinah Mildred Haldon. At the same address were Jane Marion Amelia KNIGHT and Irene BOURNE.
Not searched after 1939.

1939 Register: at 14 Brancaster Road, Wandsworth, London
Minter, Dinah M H born 21 Mar 1909, married, saleswoman ladied dept
Minter, Sidney C born 23 Apr 1913, married, time-keeper & engine -- 
Minter, Sidney Charles (I3847)
10029 The following is from Stephen Hunsley's work on the Hunsley family:
When he was 9 yrs old, the family moved to a farm at Cisco, Illinois. George Howard came to Stilson, Iowa on August 22, 1898, and spent most of his years in the vicinity. He was active in the work of the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Stilson. Was a member of the "Stilson Quartet" for 30 years. Other members were: Emory Long, Fred Hunsley and Ernest Galbraith.
Howard helped the late William Nall stake out the Boone Township cemetery, East of Stilson in the year 1900, and it was his request that he be buried there. He lived in Corwith with his sister Mary Emily, who died August 1936.
Lived in Britt, before going to make his home at Rest Haven home in Mason City, where he was being cared for, and it was there that he passed away. He never married. He was laid«b» «/b»to rest in the cemetery, Boone Township, East«b» «/b»of Stilson, Iowa.

Census details from Ancestry:
1920 US Federal census: District 0142, Boone, Hancock County, Iowa (all HUNSLEY), Howard (head, 43, single, farmer, born Illiinois, father English, mother Illinois), Mary E (mother, 71, widow, born Illinois) and Mary E (sister, 37, single, born Illinois, father English).

1930 US Federal census: District 7, Boone, Hancock County, Iowa (both HUNSLEY), Howard (head, 54, single, laborer, odd jobs, born Illiinois, father born England, mother Illinois) and Mary (sister, 48, single, born Illinois, fatheborn England, mother Illinois).

1940: not found. 
HUNSLEY, Howard (I328)
10030 The following is from Stephen Hunsley's work:
Father: Walter Russel SCOTT b: 17 MAR 1902 in Sac City Iowa Mother: Merna Ersie MCDANNEL b: 26 SEP 1907 in Sioux Rapids Iowa Siblings: ArrahWanna Marie SCOTT b: 9 AUG 1927 in Sioux Rapids Iowa Grace Elizabeth SCOTT b: 11 JUL 1929 in Gray Eagle Minn Living SCOTT Living SCOTT Living SCOTT Living SCOTT Ester Ethel SCOTT b: 12 AUG 1940 in Gray Eagle Minn Living SCOTT Living SCOTT Living SCOTT Living SCOTT
SCOTT, Arrah Wanna Marie (I366)
10031 The following is from the National Archives of Australia:
MINTER ALEXANDER GORDON : Service Number - N389900 : Date of birth - 25 Sep 1889 * : Place of birth - FORBES NSW : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - MINTER FLORENCE.
* was this a mistake or deliberate?
A grazier at Eugowra in 1919. Married.

The 1930 Electoral Roll for Forbes, Calare, NSW included at Grawlin Park, Forbes:
Alexander Gordon Minter, farmer
Florence Grace Minter, home duties [this was probably Alexander's sister, although she also appeared in the 1930 Electoral Roll at Castle Hill, Parramatta].

The 1936 Electoral Roll for Forbes, Calare, NSW included at Grawlin Park, Forbes:
Alexander Gordon Minter, farmer.

The 1937 Electoral Roll for Epping, Parramatta, NSW included at 15 Sybil Street, Eastwood:
Alexander Gordon Minter, farmer
[wife] Florence Minter, home duties.

The following appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 2 November 1940:
(Before Mr. Justice Bavin.)
Florence Minter (formerly Langford)
v Alexander Gordon Minter. Marriage, November 28 (?), 1936, Lidcombe, Anglican rites Restitution suit Usual order made. Mr. W S Kay for petitioner.

For Australian Electoral Roll entries for Florence after 1937, see her Notes.

The 1949 Electoral Roll for Gilgandra, Lawson, NSW included at Murdill:
Alexander Gordon Minter, farm hand.

The 1954 Electoral Roll for Gilgandra, Lawson, NSW included at Murdill:
Alexander Gordon Minter, farm hand.

The 1958 Electoral Roll for Albury North, Farrer, NSW included at 808 Elmore Street:
Alexander Gordon Minter, no occupation.
Also listed in Roll for La Perouse, Banks, NSW, at 25 Romani Parade, Matraville:
Alexander Gordon Minter, no occupation.

The 1963 Electoral Roll for Mortlake, Lowe, NSW included at 3 Augusta Street:
Alexander Gordon Minter, no occupation.

Died aged 93 at Wahroonga according to notice in the Sydney Morning Herald on 24 October 1974. Apparently known as Don. 
Minter, Alexander Gordon (I545)
10032 The following is from the National Archives of Australia:
MINTER Frank Coquard : Service Number - 1755 : Place of Birth - Barking England : Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC : Next of Kin - (Mother) MINTER Helen. shows that Frank was a member of the Australian Imperial Force 1914-18 and served in the 23rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement. Full WW1 service record is at the National Archives of Australia. shows that Frank, 19, farmer, embarked on HMAT Demosthenes on 16 July 1915 at Melbourne as a Private in the 23 Infantry Battalion - 1 to 8 Reinforcements (May 1915 - January 1916) . Next of kin Mrs Hellen Minter, 33 Norfolk Street, Bow, London, England. C of E.

1919 Queensland Electoral Roll in the Prahran Gardens, Balaclava district of Victoria:
Frank Coquaro (sic) Minter, 4 Wrexham Rd, student.

1930 Electoral Roll for Bourke, Darling, NSW included at Carriers Arms Hotel, Bourke:
Frank Coquard Minter, labourer.

1936 Electoral Roll for Griffith, Riverina, NSW included at Griffith:
Frank Coquard Minter, labourer.

1937 Electoral Roll for Griffith, Riverina, NSW included at Griffith:
Frank Coquard Minter, labourer.

1942 Electoral Roll for Footscray North, Maribyrnong, Victoria included at Coral Avenue, W.11:
Frank Coquard Minter, munition worker
Freda Maud Minter, home duties.

1949 Electoral Roll for Footscray , Gellibrand, Victoria included at 7 French Street:
Frank Coquard Minter, metal worker
The above was on a supplementary page.
Wife was listed for Griffith, Riverina, NSW at 61 Binya Street:
Freda Maud Minter, home duties.

1954 Electoral Roll for Footscray , Gellibrand, Victoria included at 7 French Street:
Frank Coquard Minter, metal worker.
Also listed at Footscray North, Gellibrand at 542 Barkly Street, W.12:
Frank Coquard Minter, metal worker.
Wife was listed for Belmont, Hunter, NSW at Belmont Park:
Freda Maud Minter, home duties.

1958 Electoral Roll for Belmont, Shortland, NSW included at Belmont Park:
Freda Maud Minter, home duties.
Frank not found.

1963 Electoral Roll for Footscray North, Gellibrand, Victoria included at 542 Barkly Street, W12:
Frank Coquard Minter, metal worker.
1963 Electoral Roll for Griffith, Riverina, NSW included at Farm 296:
Freda Maud Minter, home duties.

Frank's death about 1966* is inferred from the existence in the Public Record Office, Victoria of papers relating to a civil case that year, which is described in the index as "Constance Nova St. Ellen, Clara Harris St. Ellen, Grace Evelyn Omeara & Jean Spencer Minter** (as Executrix of the Will of the late Frank Coquard Minter) v Frida Frances Blamey."
* Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 at (July 2014) gives date of death as 3 September 1965 and suggests he was buried or cremated at Albany Creek Cemetery, Brisbane.
** Frank married Jean Spencer WOODHEAD in 1965 according to the NSW index of births, marriages and deaths. 
Minter, Frank Coquard (I1866)
10033 The following is from the national Archives of Australia:
MINTER LESLIE HAROLD : Service Number - NX157830 : Date of birth - 03 Feb 1916 : Place of birth - KEMPSEY NSW : Place of enlistment - NAVAL BASE WA : Next of Kin - MINTER ENID. Sergeant, 102 Aust Comp AA Workshops.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1937 for Redfern, Cook, NSW includes at 100 Redfern Street:
Leslie Harold Minter, salesman.

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1943, 1949, 1954 for Redfern, Cook, NSW include at 175 Young Street:
Leslie Harold Minter, storeman
Enid Joyce Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1958 for Redfern, Watson, NSW includes at 175 Young Street:
Leslie Harold Minter, storeman
Enid Joyce Minter, home duties.
Second 1958 entry for Coogee, Banks, NSW, at 77 St Marks Road, Randwick:
Leslie Harold Minter, bricklayer
Enid Joyce Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1963 for Coogee, Kingsford-Smith, NSW includes at 77 St Marks Road, Randwick:
Leslie Harold Minter, bricklayer
Enid Joyce Minter, home duties
Diane Lesley Minter, teacher [presumably daughter].

Australian Electoral Roll, 1980 for Ettalong, Robertson, NSW includes at 485 Orange Grove Road, Woy Woy:
Leslie Harold Minter, builder
Enid Joyce Minter, home duties

Appeared in The World Book of Minters c. 1992 at 485 Orange Grove Road, Woy Woy. 
Minter, Leslie Harold (I3319)
10034 The following is from the National Archives of Australia:
MINTER WILLIAM HENRY : Service Number - NX12919 : Date of birth - 16 Sep 1919 : Place of birth - WEST MAITLAND NSW : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - MINTER JOHN. (WW2). Warrant Officer Class 1 , 2 Aust C E Works

As a Sergeant in the Rly Con Gp, service no. NX12919, William was mentioned in despatches in 1943 (source

Australian Electoral Roll, 1949 for Crows Nest, North Sydney, NSW includes at 78 Christie Street,:
William Henry Minter, clerk
Peggy Minter, stenographer.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1954 for Wollstonecraft, North Sydney, NSW includes at 78 Christie Street, Crows Nest:
William Henry Minter, clerk
Peggy Minter, stenographer.

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1958, 1963, 1968 for North Ryde, Bennelong, NSW include at 13 Northcott Street:
William Henry Minter, clerk
Peggy Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1977, 1980 for North Ryde, Bennelong, NSW include at 13 Northcott Street, N Ryde 2112:
William Henry Minter, clerk
Peggy Minter, home duties
Bruce Minter, student.

Appeared in The World Book of Minters, c. 1992 at 13 Northcott Street, N Ryde. 
Minter, William Henry (I1777)
10035 The following is from the online Australian Dictionary of Biography:
KING FAMILY: JOHN (1820-1895), WILLIAM ESSINGTON (1821-1910), and ARTHUR SEPTIMUS (1827-1899), pastoralists, were born at Parramatta, the second, third and seventh sons of Commander «u»Phillip Parker King «/u» and his wife Harriet, née Lethbridge. John and William went to England with their parents in 1822. In 1829 Harriet returned to Sydney with William and three other sons.
John (b. 9 January 1820) ended his schooling in England and at 17 returned to Sydney. He soon joined his brothers, «u»Philip «/u» and William, at Gidleigh station which his father had bought in 1834 near Bungendore for about £600. In 1839 John took up a lease near Lake George and in 1841-43 held Ajamatong in the Maneroo district. From the high country he had glimpses of Gippsland which he described as an 'Australian paradise'. Among the first to settle there, he bought the rights of Fulham Park run (near Longford) in 1842. He sold out in 1846 and with Holt, Croft and Tooth formed John King & Co. and bought the rights to Snake Ridge station. By 1854 the firm had acquired the Scarne and Rosedale runs, a total of 106,000 acres (42,897 ha) running 7000 cattle. King had started with sheep but turned to cattle, fattening them for the market in Van Diemen's Land.
In November 1855 John was elected for Gippsland to the Legislative Council and after responsible government to the Legislative Assembly until he resigned in September 1857. He was also one of the first magistrates on the bench at Alberton. At Rosedale on 20 January 1853 he had married Marianne Peck. She died on 1 August 1863 and he went to England where in London on 27 October 1864 he married Antoinette Stretanus, daughter of Rev. Dr Henry Geyle of the Dutch Church in Austin Friars. On their return to Victoria they lived at Nambrock, Rosedale, where in 1882 as 'Tanjil' he wrote his early reminiscences in «i»Our Trip to Gippsland Lakes and Rivers«/i».
At Rosedale John was a founder of the Mechanics' Institute, and a trustee and chairman of the Board of Guardians of St Mark's Church of England which was built in 1867 on land given by the family. In 1875-83 he served on the Rosedale Shire Council and was president in 1877-78. He also acquired the Mairburn property where he established a vineyard and lemon plantation, and with William gave land for a church at near-by Metung. His health failing in 1892 he made his home at Chislehurst, Hawksburn. He died there on 24 January 1895 and was buried in the St Kilda cemetery. He had two sons and three daughters by his first wife and a son and daughter by his second.
William Essington (b. 8 September 1821) was educated in Sydney. At 16 he worked at Gidleigh and then on the runs of John King & Co. In 1852-59 he was a gold commissioner on various fields in New South Wales. In 1859-63 he and Arthur ran a stock and station agency in Bourke Street, Melbourne; their first recorded sale was 176 bullocks from John King & Co. In 1864 Essington managed John's Sydney Cottage station. At Rosedale he was a trustee and secretary of the Board of Guardians at St Mark's. In 1869 he served on the first Rosedale Roads Board and when it became a Shire Council in 1871 he was elected president. He returned to Melbourne in 1872 and engaged in business pursuits, among them a directorship of the Colonial Mutual Fire Insurance Co. in 1891-1906. In 1895 he briefly managed Bayley's Reward Reef mine at Coolgardie. An active Anglican, he was a lay canon of St Paul's Cathedral in 1875-1908. On 27 April 1854 he had married Christiana Sarah, eldest daughter of William Edward Riley; they had eight sons and three daughters. Predeceased by his wife on 26 October 1886, he died at his home, Tregeare, Armadale, and was buried in the St Kilda cemetery.
Arthur Septimus (b.9 February 1827) was educated in Sydney. In 1842-54 he worked with John in Gippsland and then returned to New South Wales. In 1859 he joined Essington in their stock and station agency in Melbourne. He leased properties in Gippsland and Hawkesview station near the Murray which he later bought and which was managed by his second son Baron Albert (1864-1936). In 1863 Essington was replaced in the agency by V. Cunningham. They leased some 150 acres (61 ha) at Ascot Vale, known later as King's paddock, where they agisted cattle from Queensland and Gippsland before sending them to Newmarket sale-yards. When Cunningham retired, Arthur's sons, Alan and Ernest, entered the firm which became A. S. King & Sons and later King Sons & Ballantine (now Australian Estates).
Always top-hatted when selling, Arthur was a notable figure and foremost among Victorian agents. For thirty years he was a local director of the Australian Mutual Provident Society, and in 1884-89 a director of the National Bank of Australasia. In New South Wales on 15 July 1857 he had married his cousin, Elizabeth Margaret Lethbridge (d.1919); they had six sons and four daughters. From 1863 the family lived at Madford, Kew, and attended Holy Trinity where Arthur was for years a churchwarden. He died on 28 September 1899 and was buried in the family grave. Memorials to him and his wife are at Holy Trinity Church, Kew.
«b»Select Bibliography
«/b»H. H. Peck, «i»Memoirs of a Stockman«/i» (Melb, 1942); A. E. Clark, «i»The Church of Our Fathers«/i» (Melb, 1947); C. Daley, «i»The Story of Gippsland«/i» (Melb, 1960); «i»New South Wales Government Gazette«/i», 19 Feb, 1 July 1841; «i»Argus«/i» (Melbourne), 25, 26 Jan 1895, 21 Nov 1910; «i»Rosedale Courier«/i», 31 Jan, 7, 21 Feb 1895; «i»Herald«/i» (Melbourne), 15, 30 Nov 1910; Mrs T. L. F. Rutledge, 'Bungendore', National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) Women's Committee, Inspection no 127 (1968); depasturing licence registers 1839-43 (State Records New South Wales); P. G. King family papers c1839 (State Library of New South Wales); W. E. King journal (privately held); private information. «u»More on the resources «/u»

KING, John (I1086)
10036 The following is rather speculative but appears logical. It explains why Henry Minter has been attched to Hannah as an adopted child.

As a widow, Hannah appears in three early censuses, as a nurse at the Union Workhouse, Old Windsor, Berkshire, the master of which was William Nicholls. In 1841 Hannah's age was given as 50; in 1851 as 59, occupation nurse in St Georges Hospital, birthplace Isle of Thanet; and in 1861 her age was said to be 70 and her birthplace, St Peters, Kent.
Hannah also appears in the 1871 census, aged 82, a widow with no occupation, living at 76 Picton Street, St Giles Camberwell, London. She died age 84 in Q3 1873 (Camberwell 1d/416).

On 4 December 1878, a Henry Minter, full age, bachelor, watchman of 227 Beresford Street, married Mary Jane Stout, full age, same address. Henry didn't give a proper father's name, just 'Minter, shoe-maker' and it was difficult to work out who he was. The mystery was deeper because at the 1881 census, Henry, 33, a watchman, gave his birthplace as Old Windsor. Windsor is not a place from which Minters have originated.

Three things are significant:
1. Hannah worked in the Windsor Workhouse in 1841 and 1851.
2. Henry Minter said he was born in Old Windsor
3. In the 1871 census, on the line below that for Hannah Minter we find Henry Smith, aged 26, born Windsor, both living in the same house in Picton Street, St Giles, Lambeth.

Everything points to Hannah having in some way adopted or to her at least becoming responsible for Henry. It's unclear why for decades Hannah referred to herself as a widow but this may have been a device to hide something. Perhaps Henry was actually her child although this is unlikely given Hannah's age when Henry was born.

Chris Horgan, Australia (who has Hannah in his tree) adds " Something must have happened to have her tending to the Henry Smith child. She may have given a promise to a dying mother, (who may have been a friend), that she would take the child and raise him." 
Minter, Hannah (I35)
10037 The following is reproduced with permission of Fred Haskins:
«/u»«/i»Alfred John Haskins was born at Tamworth Base Hospital on 10«sup»th«/sup» August, 1924 to Albert and Ella Haskins. He had one brother Herbert and two sisters Mary and Joyce. Mary is the only surviving member of the family today.
Alf grew up on "Green Hill" farm and attended Duri Primary School. He went to boarding school at Hurlstone Ag College in Sydney which he often said that this was one of the best times of his life. On completion of his studies there he did some work at the Glen Innes Ag Research Station and returned home to Duri to work on the farm with his father and brother. It was real work and the days were long and hard. Twelve hour shifts on the open tractor were normal.
Having a brother like Herb as you could imagine there was always a competition or a joke being played on someone. Alf used to tell the story of the bicycle race he had with Herb. When they were young men they would ride their bicycles across to Nemingha or Dungowan to play tennis. One day on their return trip from Dungowan, apparently the challenge was on as they reached the summit of Moffat's hill to see who could get home first. The only obstacle in the way was travelling through the Duck-under. In those days you could not drive a car through, but you could ride a bike or walk through if you ducked your head, hence the name "The Duck-under". So the race started and down the hill past Kay's they raced, neck and neck, neither was backing off and both as determined as each other. Herb pulled slightly in front as they reached the entrance to the Duck-under, he remembered to duck alright but he forgot that he had his tennis racquet stuck down the back of his shorts. The racquet caught the top of the Duck-under and threw him to the ground along with his bike. Making the most of the opportunity Alf rode straight past without stopping, continuing up to the house. Fifteen or so minutes later Herb arrived home battered and bruised to be greeted by his joyful brother who with a smile from ear to ear asked "What kept you?" Alf relived that race many times.
They worked together for 12 years and then Alf bought "Hemingstone" farm from his mother in the late 1940's and went out on his own. Alf purchased his first mob of sheep from Keith Rixon who lived on the farm next door and his interest in sheep and fat lambs continued on throughout his farming career.
He worked long and hard, never wasted anything got his farming plant together and the next step was to get married. He met Colleen Larkins who used to work at Thibaults which in those days you could buy groceries, farm equipment etc. They married in 1952 and he brought her home to "Hemingstone" to start their new life together.
They were having a lot of snake trouble at the time. Colleen being from town was fairly scared so Alf reassured her that everything would be OK as long as she could use a shotgun. He introduced her to the double barrel, gave her a lesson how to load it, how to aim and thought he had explained it all pretty well. The only thing he didn't tell her was that when she pulled the trigger the blast would send her backwards 10 or 12 feet throwing her to the ground with an instant bruise on her shoulder and arm the size of a large rockmelon. Colleen survived to laugh about it and they both participated in many practical jokes throughout their years. After Colleen passed away in 1987 Alf carried on making jams and providing produce for all the community stalls that Colleen had been involved with. He continued his friendship with Colleen's father Teddy Larkins calling on him weekly for many years supplying him with veggies, wood for his fire, meat and most of all company. Teddy who had daughters, often said that Alf was the son he never had.
Alf and Colleen had two sons, John and Kevin. Both John and Kevin use to call him the detective, for no matter what they did or what they tried to hide, somehow Alf would find out. Although most of the time they both were fairly well behaved, on occasions they did cause Alf some grief but we will keep those stories for another time.
Alf's two grandchildren, Lauchlan and Louise reckon that Alf was the best babysitter that they ever had. Kevin and Ruth went out one evening and left Alf in charge. He promptly went to sleep on the lounge giving Lauchie and Louise ample time to run amuck , they pulled everything out of every cupboard in the house and scattered everything from one end of the place to the other. When Kevin and Ruth arrived home they thought the place had been ransacked. They woke Alf and thanked him for his time. Alf said 'No worries they were no problem"
Alf was tall and strong, extremely fit and John remembers in first year at high school there was a knock on the door one day and when the teacher opened the door there stood Alf in a full length oilskin coat, a foam pith helmet, dripping wet and a super bag full of oranges slung over his shoulder. As the school teacher approached him Alf said "I hear you're having a sports carnival this week". "That's right", the teacher said. Alf said, "I thought you might be able to use some oranges" as he swung the bag of oranges onto the teachers shoulder and disappeared. The whole class erupted as the teacher bowed at the knees, struggled back into the classroom with the oranges on his back and flung them down on the floor at the front of the room. "Whose father was that?" the teacher said. John, slightly embarrassed, raised his hand and quietly said "Mine".
Kevin's fondest memories of his father are when they travelled around the bush together shifting bees. Alf's knowledge of the bush, trees and birdlife, what trees were flowering and when was a wealth of knowledge which he handed down to Kevin, knowledge that money can't buy.
Alf became more and more interested in collecting seed to grow his own trees, he put a lot of time into sourcing the right tree for the right area. Along with his love of trees was the love of bird life and he spent many hours installing hollows into trees for birds to nest in. The story goes that one day at a working bee before a Duri Gymkhana, Alf discovered a plovers nest where the horse sports were to be held. He gathered up the eggs, took them home, kept them at the right temperature until the gymkhana was over, replaced them on the oval and the plovers came back to continue incubating the eggs.
Throughout the years Alf has been involved in all things community. He was made life member of the Duri P & C, Captain of the Duri Fire Brigade, member of the Progress Association, looked after the Duri Hall for many many years, he was involved in Landcare, a member of the Birdwatchers Society and active member of the Construction of Arboretum at Chaffey Dam. Alf often ran in the Tamworth Ten even into his sixties. Alf certainly set an example of how people should contribute to the community. He was a quiet achiever, he did it without fuss and did everything to the best of his ability.
The last three months has been hard for the family, John, Kevin and Ruth stuck by Alf right to the very end and for this we commend them. Today as we say our goodbyes, remember Alf as he was, he loved a joke, he loved hard work and he loved nature. If you ever are out around Duri, no matter what part of the village you go through, whether it be up near the school, around the sports ground, along the highway, in the streets of the village there is tree after tree that Alf has planted. He planted these trees for the community knowing they would attract bird life, provide shade and help to beautify the area.
These trees have become his legacy may he rest in peace.
HASKINS, Alfred John (I317)
10038 The following is taken from "The trail of the black walnut" by George Elmore Reaman, published in 1957 and available online at
"The Wigle family in Canada had John Wendel Weigeli as an ancestor in Germany. Born in 1753, he came to America as an indentured servant, sworn to work seven years for his passage. In Little York, Pennsylvania, he worked as a weaver and in 1776 married Julianna Romerin (sic). Evidently a pacifist, he found himself in an uncomfortable atmosphere at the outbreak of hostilities. Consequently he set out for Canada with a number of others and stopped over at Detroit. They travelled by pack horse and drove their cattle before them. At Detroit they met Leonhard Kratz and the group travelled on to Michigan, then Grosse Isle, and finally settled at Gosfield in 1792. Here a family of eleven children was born to them. Here, too, the family name was changed to Wigle to suit the aforementioned schoolmaster. [a reference to the previous paragraph which says “The name Kratz was eventually changed to Scratch by a schoolmaster with the name of McMurray.”]"

There are many more items at that refer to John, his arrival in America and subsequest journey to Canada.

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s at shows Johan Wendel WEIGELE arriving in 1772 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 at shows Johann Wendel WEIGELE, born 1772, in Philadelphia County.

As John Wigel, appeared in the 1790 census of Frederick, Maryland.
As John Wigle, appeared in the 1800 census of Dover, York, Pennsylvania.
As John Wigle, appeared in the 1810 census of Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.

Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current has the following:
Name: John Wendel Wigle
Birth Date: 1753
Birth Place: Germany
Death Date: 1816
Death Place: Gosfield North, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery: Greenhill Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Kingsville, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Julianna Wigle
Children: Susanna Weigele
John Wendel Wigle
Joseph Wigle
Michael Wigle
Mary Scratch
Maudlin Fox
Catherine Malott
Wendel J Wigle
Elizabeth Fox 
WEIGELE, John Wendel (I3690)
10039 The following is taken from a document written by Nick Metcalfe, October 2011:
Born 30 March 1899 at Huntingfield, Suffolk. Enlisted into the Army Service Corps (no further details known). Died in 1975 in the district of Blyth, Suffolk.

1939 Register: at Packway Farm, Blyth R.D., Suffolk
Minter, Percival C born 30 Mar 1899, married, dairy farmer
Minter, Hilda A born 18 May 1897, married, unpaid domestic duties
--- 4 closed records --- (not necessarily belonging to Packway Farm).

Probate Ipswich 25 Apr 1975 £5066. 
Minter, Percival Claude (I576)
10040 The following is taken from a document written by Nick Metcalfe, October 2011:
Born in 1891 at Huntingfield, Suffolk. Served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse with the Territorial Forces Medical Service. Died in Edson, Alberta in January 1956.
Minter, Lillian (I572)
10041 The following is taken from Dick Moore's 2015 story of Eliza Minter of Palgrave, Suffolk and her children.
Clifford takes the surname SADLER for the 1871 and 1881 census which both record him as being born in Botesdale, Suffolk. He's missing from the 1891«b» «/b»census, but it's quite likely he's out of the country for he returns to the UK from Kingston, Jamaica, via New York in September 1895. Subsequent to this date he criss-crosses the Atlantic several times, leaving Liverpool for New York just before the outbreak of war on 3«sup»rd«/sup» October 1914 on the SS Lusitania.
Several of the shipping manifests give his place of birth as Botesdale, Suffolk and name his contact in the UK as Miss Ida M. Sadler of Redcroft, Earley, Berkshire, (sister).
He returns to Avonmouth, Bristol via New York on 20«sup»th«/sup» March 1927 and promptly on 26«sup»th«/sup» March 1927 at the Register Office in Bristol, marries Millicent Rose GOWEN. He gives his age as 60, bachelor, a retired leather retailer of 10, Clifton Park, Clifton, father Francis SADLER deceased and she is age 39, spinster of 17, The Avenue, Clifton.
For the 1939«b» «/b»register both Clifford and Millicent are described as Hotel Manager and Proprietress, respectively, living at 15-17, The Avenue, Bristol. By his Will dated 12«sup»th«/sup» December 1940, Clifford SADLER leaves everything to his wife, but in the event that she predeceases him, he names Herbert SADLER, brother, of Writtle nr. Chelmsford, Essex; and John SADLER, (nephew), presently serving with the South African Forces; and his niece Hilda MORELAND, wife of Peter MORELAND, of St. Olave's Park Road, Southborough, Kent; as beneficiaries.
Clifford died on 20«sup»th«/sup» August 1946 and Millicent Rose died on 31«sup»st«/sup» December 1959.

According to England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 at, Clifford's effects were £1485 2s 10d.
Minter, Clifford (I763)
10042 The following is taken from Dick Moore's 2015 story of Eliza Minter of Palgrave, Suffolk and her children.
Percival is living with the family in Botesdale for the 1871 census as Percival SADLER. For the 1881 census, as Percy SADLER, he's taken himself off to London and is resident in Bread Street as a Warehouseman in the Manchester Warehouse born Botesdale, Norfolk.
In the 1891 census, Percy is working as a Wholesale Draper's Assistant in the Parish of St. Botolph in the City of London, born Wortham, Norfolk. He's admitted to the City Road Workhouse on the 16«sup»th«/sup» January 1897 and 10 days later on 26«sup»th«/sup» January he's discharged as "Dead".
Minter, Percival (I762)
10043 The following is taken from Dick Moore's 2015 story of Eliza Minter of Palgrave, Suffolk and her children.
As Helen SADLER, Ellen died on 9th March 1912 at Redcroft, Wokingham Road, Reading, aged 49, a spinster of independent means, with Ida Muriel SADLER, sister, being present at the death. Despite the "Independent means", no Will or Administration has been registered. 
Minter, Ellen (I759)
10044 The following is taken from Dick Moore's 2015 story of Eliza Minter of Palgrave, Suffolk and her children.
Herbert is living with the rest of his family for the 1871 and 1881 census. However, he disappears for the 1891, 1901 & 1911 census returning to the UK on 18th June 1912 on board SS Marathon from Durban accompanied by a Clara SADLER age 31.

Herbert and Clara eventually marry 11th April 1918 at Chelmsford Registry Office. The marriage certificate describes Herbert as aged 52 "the divorced husband of Mary SADLER formerly REYNOLDS (Spinster)", a Poultry Farmer of Writtle, father Francis SADLER (deceased). Clara is described as Clara Amalia PAUL aged 36, a spinster of Writtle, father Ferdinand PAUL a Doctor of Medicine (deceased).

Backtracking, South African records show a marriage between Herbert SADLER and Mary REYNOLDS 19th October 1898 at St. Paul's Church, Capetown by Licence, both of Full Age; Herbert a bachelor, Bank Manager living at Calas and Mary, a spinster, living at Capetown "but lately visiting at Dartford, Kent". Also backtracking from the 1911 census for Eliza/Elise MINTER/SADLER there is the birth of Clifford Reynolds son of Herbert and Mary SADLER at St. Stephen's, Matatiele, (baptised 24 January 1900) where Herbert is described as a Bank Manager. One peculiarity is that one of the witnesses or sponsor is stated to be Ida SADLER.

Clifford is shipped back to the UK on the SS Walmer Castle on 28th November 1908 and presumably stays with his grandmother and aunts until his father and step-mother arrive in 1912. It's evident that Clara is pregnant before her arrival in the UK for John SADLER is born 22 July 1912 Oxney Green Road, Writtle, Essex to Herbert SADLER and Clara SADLER formerly PAUL. The obvious delay in their marriage would suggest that the divorce from Mary was not completed, (if it ever was), until 1918.

Herbert and Clara make two journeys back to South Africa. Once in 1922 together with son John SADLER aged 9 and the other in 1931. On the return journey in 1931 they are accompanied by Helen PAUL, aged 47, a Matron and a resident of South Africa.

For the 1939 register, both Herbert and Clara are living at Oxney Green Road, Writtle, Essex. Dates of birth are given as 5th May 1868 and 10th May 1881 respectively.

Herbert dies 1963 Jun Chelmsford 4A 498 aged 95 and Clara 1966 Jun Chelmsford 4A 496 aged 85. Neither of them leave a Will or Administration.

Second child John SADLER makes a second trip out to South Africa on his own (aged 17) in 1929 and presumably stays there. A quick visit is made back in 1937 to see his parents but I can find no trace of him after 1940 when he was serving with the South African Forces.

First son Clifford SADLER, (or as he later became known as CLIFFORD REYNOLDS DE CLIFFORD SADLER), as mentioned above, is shipped to the UK in 1908 age 9, (possibly accompanied by Helen PAUL who is also listed on the same passenger manifest), and is resident with Eliza, Ida & Ellen for the 1911 census. He makes one trip out to Gibraltar in 1924.

In 1933 he marries Elsa Marjory GASKELL and the couple have two children - Sarah Helen SADLER in 1937 and Michael Robin De Clifford SADLER in 1942. For the 1939 register Elsa (born 14 January 1906) and daughter Sarah (born 3 June 1937) are living at Wickesfield in the Chichester Rural District.

Elsa dies 23rd November 1959 at 131, Old Road, Cheltenham, and Clifford subsequently marries Ruth HUNTLEY nee ROWLEY on 1st July 1966 at St. Mary's Church, Lavant, Sussex witnessed by both his children. Clifford, himself, dies 30th August 1977 at Nash Point, Lisle Court, Lymington, and Ruth, 5th May 1985 at the same address.
Minter, Herbert (I764)
10045 The following is taken from Dick Moore's 2015 story of Eliza Minter of Palgrave, Suffolk and her children.
His birth registered as Lesley, Leslie is resident with the rest of the family for the 1861 and 1871 census. However for the 1881 he's moved to the Southwark area of London and is recorded as being Leslie SADLER, a "Printer, born Botesdale, Suffolk". He is missing from the 1891, 1901 & 1911 census. Letters of Administration are taken out by Herbert SADLER "lawful brother of the whole blood" when Leslie dies on 28th March 1937, aged 78, at Rose Cottage, Belgrave Road, Eastwood, Essex, intestate, described as a "bachelor without parent".
Minter, Leslie (I761)
10046 The following is taken from Don Chamberlayne's Minter Notes.

"«u»«b»Anthony Minter, Jr.«/u»«/b»
A copy of the will of Anthony, Jr. was made available by Becky Whittemore of Utah *. Dated January 27, 1808, proven in court in Cumberland County October 21, 1812, the will identified nine children, five of them still living in 1808, plus several grandchildren, and at least one great-grandson. It also listed twenty-one slaves bequeathed by Anthony to his children or their heirs.
Regarding Anthony's real property, the will called for the executors to "rent out to the best advantage my tract of land and Plantation where on I now live together with my Distilary for the benefit and Support of my son Jeremiah Minter during his natural life...."
That Anthony may not have known where his son Jeremiah was at the time was implied in a stipulation concerning the action to take if he, the son Jeremiah, failed to appear to claim his inheritance:
"Item: my will and desire is that if my son Jeremiah Minter does not come in and call for his legacy as here to fore mentioned in this my will and testament in the course of Eighteen months then my Executors is to sell my land and plantation and distribute the money arising there from.... [to other beneficiaries]. And should Jeremiah call after the Expiration of the Eighteen months before mentioned his heirs then to receive fifty pounds only out of my Estate."

Dellinger cites evidence (apparently from Marsh «i»via«/i» Bowman) that Jeremiah bought land in Chatham County from his sister Nancy and her husband, William Julius Riddle, in 1769, then sold it to his uncle, John Oliver Minter, three years later. He also says Jeremiah never married, that he served for a time in the local militia, that a court of Chatham County in 1791 declared him insane, and that he was so declared again in 1804, which was several years before his father's will was written.
Anthony's only other living son, John, was bequeathed " Bay horse Saddle and bridle," and of him there is no further mention. Anthony appointed as executors of his will "... my son Jeremiah Minter my two sons in law William Leake and Tarleton Layne and my grandson Gabriel Minter...." Thus, John was not named as an executor while Jeremiah was, despite the matter of his "insanity," as well as the question of whether he would appear to claim his legacy.
According to Storm, another son of Anthony and Elizabeth, named Gabriel, married Nancy Thrailkill, and they had a son, Gabriel, Jr., who married Nancy Cosby and was the grandson Gabriel named as one of the executors of Anthony's will. A son of Gabriel, Jr. was the great-grandson, Josiah Minter, mentioned in Anthony's will. The first Gabriel was not identified in the will, presumably because he was deceased.
The date of Anthony's birth, "about 1715," has been attributed to Dorotha Riddle Marsh by Dellinger and others (Note 1). This date puts him at about 97 when he died in 1812. According to Marsh (via those who cited her), there were a number of land transactions between Minters and Riddles, as well as a marriage which led to a very large descendancy [K.Storm], that of Nancy Elizabeth Minter, eldest daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth Minter, to William Julius Riddle, an immigrant from Scotland, born about 1708. Numerous Minter researchers have quoted (or paraphrased) the same lines, apparently from Marsh, as follows:
"Anthony [Jr.] bought land in Cumberland Co., Va. in Nov 1749, then went to Chatham Co. NC where he purchased 148 acres of land by Cape Fear River in Dec 1771 from James Riddle & wife Temperance & James Riddle's mother Elizabeth Riddle." While Anthony engaged in land transactions in North Carolina, and some of his children, as well as his siblings, relocated there, it is not clear that he ever resided there, and later documents show him in Cumberland County or, after 1777, in the newly-formed Powhatan County. His will assigned land in North Carolina to the heirs of his son William, who had been in possession of it prior to his death about 1796 (the date of his will). Thus, it seems reasonable to presume that Anthony purchased the land for his son, who presumably took charge of it about 1772 or soon thereafter, suggesting that he might have "come of age" about that time, and thus was likely born about the mid-1750s.
Anthony's support for the revolutionary cause, as documented in the Order Books of Henry County, has been recognized by the D.A.R. According to D.A.R. registrar and «i»person to contact«/i» Merry Anne Pierson, Anthony Minter, Jr. has been assigned Ancestor Number A080364 with the rank of "patriotic service," for signing the oath of allegiance and for furnishing beef, wheat, and flour to troops. According to the Dellinger-Mallory group [Marsh], from whom this information had previously been described, the oath he signed was in Powhatan County in 1788, well after the revolution, and was in support of the Constitution of the United States (a vote to ratify).
The major question remaining in regard to Anthony Minter, Jr. pertains to his wife, Elizabeth Jane, whose maiden surname is unknown. It can only be hoped that any reader knowing anything about her will get in touch and help us out. Perhaps further research in Caroline County, if not already exhausted, might tell us something about her, but it is possible that any historical record of her is among the lost documents of the time. " Becky Whittemore's contributions regarding her branch of the Minter family are discussed elsewhere in Don Chamberlayne's notes.

The children shown are as Don Chamberlayne has them. Bob White's tree includes James (born 1776) and Nancy (born 1777) but these dates suggest that Anthony's wife would have been too old to have been the mother. They were probably two of the children of Anthony's son Joseph and his wife Jane Dupuy (Trabue) Minter.
Minter, Anthony Jr. (I49)
10047 The following is taken from Don Chamberlayne's Minter Notes:

"«u»«b»Jeremiah Minter«/u»«/b»
Much of what is known about Jeremiah has been discussed in the context of his father Anthony's will (see Anthony Minter's Notes). According to Dellinger, again drawing on the work of Dorotha Riddle Marsh, Jeremiah moved to what became Chatham County, NC, and purchased 500 acres from William Riddle in 1769 and sold it three years later to his uncle, John Oliver Minter. He served in the Chatham militia, in Capt. Joab Brooks' Company. As previously noted, he was declared insane by a court of Chatham County in 1791, was sued for debt, fraud, and insanity, and declared insane again in 1804. He never married, and it is unknown whether he ever appeared to claim his legacy from his father's will. 
Minter, Jeremiah (I40)
10048 The following is taken from Don Chamberlayne's Minter Notes:

«u»«b»Elizabeth "Betsey" (Minter) Dupuy«/u»«/b»
The first child of Anthony and Elizabeth Jane Minter is believed to have been Elizabeth, known as "Betsey," as her father spelled it in his will. She was born probably in the late 1740s, although documentation is lacking. From Brock's genealogy of the Dupuy family, it is taken that Elizabeth married the Rev. John Dupuy, son of John James («i»Jean Jacques«/i») and Susan (LeVillain) Dupuy, and the couple relocated to Kentucky. From the same source, Elizabeth's brother Joseph Anthony Minter married Jane Trabue, daughter of John James and Olympia (Dupuy) Trabue. Joseph also was a minister, and according to Brock, they also moved to Kentucky, to Woodford County, west of Lexington, in or near what became Versailles, Ky.
Minter, Elizabeth "Betsy" (I107)
10049 The following is taken from, April 2008:
"The marriage of George Dixon HEDLEY, aged 25,
bachelor, surgeon, of Bedford, son of George HEDLEY, stationer, and Anna
Elizabeth Hawes PECK, aged 19, spinster, daughter of Robert James PECK,
surgeon, was solemnised at St. Mary's Church, Newmarket, Suffolk, on the 22nd
of September 1842. The ceremony was conducted by the Revd. Thomas Alcock
HEDLEY, M.A., the bridegroom's brother-in-law, who had travelled from St.
James's, Gloucester, for the occasion. The witnesses were Mary Anne PECK and
Thomas HEDLEY. It appears that George Dixon HEDLEY emigrated to Gippsland,
Victoria, Australia, in about 1850, soon after his brother-in-law, Dr. George
WITT, went to New South Wales, in about 1849. Dr. WITT wrote 'home' in 1851
and referred to 'Dr. Hedley' as follows: 'we have kept our old Servant at
present, her husband is now Captn. of a Ship & is gone to China, but we hear
from Dr. Hedley that he has met with the common lot of all who bring out
Servants, his man & his wife have left him - We have never seen him (Dr. H.)
yet, but we hear that he has grown quite stout & strong' (Dr. George Witt's
letter to Thomas Barnard of Bedford, dated April 6th 1851). George Dixon
Hedley, 'Esquire', certainly lived at Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, in 1869
because he benefitted from Elizabeth Witt's Will, which was made at that time."

Pat Galovich sent the following in March 2012, extracted from the Gippsland Times:
"Gippsland Times, dated 17th March 1879 as follows: "DEATH. HEDLEY. At his residence, Cuninghame Street, Sale, on the 14th March, George Dixon Hedley, M.D., M.R.C.S.L., in his 63rd year.""
HEDLEY, George Dixon (I1000)
10050 The following is taken from
Mossie Mae HOUSTON b. 6 Nov 1885 Henderson, Rusk Co. TX d.15 Nov 1967 Cherokee Co. TX m. 16 Nov 1902 in Panola Co. TX, Arvie Cheaverson MINTER b. 27 May 1880 GA d. 25 Apr 1952 in Cherokee Co. TX. He stated both his parents were born in GA. His parents were John A. Minter b. 1846 GA and his wife Nancy M (Parks) Minter b. 23 June 1846GA who married were farming in Flint, Upson Co. GA in 1880 and farming in Panola Co. TX in 1900. (On that census Arvie is enumerated as Harvey). In the April 1910 census Mossie and Arvie are living in Precinct 7, Panola Co. TX where he is working as a laborer in a saw mill. In 1910 they state they have had 4 children, all still living. In 1920 they are still in Panola Co. TX and have had more children. Mossie Minter and Arvie Minter divorced between 1920 and 1930 and the family sort of split up. She married a 2nd and 3rd time. The family said she had a marriage to a COLEMAN, then to a widower Edgar Albert RUSHING (b. 18 July 1885 d. 18 May 1965 Terrell, TX) from Kaufman Co. TX. There were many Rushing family members living in Carthage, Panola County and in Kaufman Co. TX. This 3rd marriage must not have worked out as they are both living separately in the 1930 census. He is living with his married daughter Mamie (Rushing) Pope in Dallas Co. TX. He is buried with his first wife Eva L. Rushing (died 2 Oct 1925) in the Crandall Cemetery, Kaufman Co. TX. In the 1930 census Mossie Mae is living in Kaufman Co. TX by her son Abner Minterand she is listed as Mossie RUSHING, is 44 and states she is widowed. With her are her two sons ages 13 and 10, Houston and Hubert Minter. Mossie Mae's descendants describe her as a very tall woman, 5'10" or so, who had beautiful, thick, wavy dark hair which she wore long most of her life. Mossie's was a somewhat tragic life due to the fact that she suffered from severe depression most of her life, was committed several times and slept most of the time. Mossie Mae Rushing died in Seagoville, Dallas Co. TX. Mossie (Houston) (Minter) Rushing and her first husband Arvie C Minter are both buried in Corine Cemetery, Cherokee County, TX. with her as Mossie Rushing. Arvie C. Minter died of a heart attack. in the front yard of the house his son Floyd owned in Lakeview, TX. Arvie was described by one of his sons as a very fair, decent and hardworking man.
RUSHING, Edgar Albert (I4221)

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