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Silas Fredrich "Silas Sr." Minter

Male 1790 - 1872  (82 years)


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  • Name Silas Fredrich "Silas Sr." Minter 
    Nickname Silas Sr. 
    Born 26 Mar 1790  Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 35C46E2D52F145B6B2A8586251E79F945151 
    Died 16 May 1872  Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 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 <http://webpages.charter.net/chamberlayne/minter/sources.htm>«/u»«/i» regarding the Stultz family is Jim Williams, who also manages the («u»Henry County Genweb site <http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Evahenry/>«/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 <http://webpages.charter.net/chamberlayne/minter/sources.htm>«/u»«/i», can be seen «u»«i»here <http://webpages.charter.net/chamberlayne/minter/Link_John&2sons.pdf>«/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.
    • (Research):Name: Silas Fredrich "Silas Sr." MINTER
      Given Name: Silas Fredrich "Silas Sr."
      Surname: Minter
      Sex: M
      Birth: 26 MAR 1790 in Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia
      Death: 16 MAY 1872 in Henry County, Virginia
      Occupation: Farmer, Primitive Baptist Minister
      Residence: Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia

      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 Minter Genealogical Bulletin (p.164), the description of the letter written by Capt. A. S. Minter in 1898, 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 Bulletin who is rendering the commentary, and if it was the perspective of the Captain then it was what a young nephew recalled 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] Captain Minter (or the editor of the Bulletin) added that Silas "... had a son who became a Christian preacher to whom he never spoke again." That son was almost certainly John Abner Minter of whom more will be said later.
    Person ID I209  America
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2015 

    Father John Minter,   b. Abt 1750, Powhatan County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Susannah WILLIAMS,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Aft 1850, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Married Bef 1772 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy STULTZ,   b. 1797, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1838, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1813  Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth "Betty" Minter,   b. Abt 1817, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Cynthia Minter,   b. Abt 1819, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Oct 1844, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     3. Joseph Warren "Joe" Minter,   b. 1821, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1872, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Richard W. Minter,   b. 1822, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     5. Nancy Minter,   b. 1820, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1884, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Silas Abner "Silas Jr." Minter,   b. 25 Oct 1826, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1898, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. William S. "Billy" Minter,   b. 1828, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. James Edward "Jim" Minter,   b. 1 Apr 1831, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1862, Killed Civil War, 2nd Battle Of Bull Run, Manassas, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     9. John Abner Minter,   b. 29 Nov 1835, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1909, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. Susan Minter,   b. 1836, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Martha Ann "Mattie" Minter,   b. 20 Apr 1838, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1906, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth "Betsy" PHILPOTT,   b. 9 Jan 1797,   d. Abt 1879  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1845  Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart