I have my husbands family traced to France..the last name as in many families has different spellings..This is the spelling I have been given. His Gr.Grandmother was a MINCHEW and his fathers cousin is a MINCHEW grandson. even if the spelling has changed in families..we might make a connection. please let me know if you can..
Generation 1 ...this is as far back as I have on the Family:
Abraham Minchaux born 1608 Sedan, France died 1666 Sedan, France. He married Mary Gaudin or Godin b.1610 Sedan,France.d.1672 Sedan, France.
Abraham & Mary had 1 child:
1.)Jacques(Jacob) Minchaux born 22 Jan 1642/1643 Sedan, France. d. aft.1680 married on 28 Jul 1669 in France to Anne Severin b.28 Jan 1648. d.?
Jacques & Anne had 8 children:
1.) Abraham Minchaux b. 1672 Cedent, Champagne, France d.5 Aug 1717 VA.
2.) Paul Minchaux (no info)
3.) Elizabeth Minchaux (no info)
4.) Jacques Minchaux (no Info)
5.) Henri Minchaux (no Info)
6.) Jean Minchaux (no info)
7.) Madelaine Minchaux (no info)
8.) Samuel Minchaux (no info)
Child #1 Abraham married 13 Jul 1692 French Church, Amsterdam, Holland, Nertherlands. To Susana Rochet b.1667 Sedan, Ardennes City, France d.18 Dec 1744 VA.(She was the daughter of Jean Rochet & Marie Trufet).
Abraham & Susana had 10 children:
1.) Anne Minchaux b.Apr 1693 Holland d.? married Richard Woodson (no info on down line)
2.) Jane Magdaline Minchaux b.3 Jan 1696 Amsterdam, Holland d. 1737 married Peter LeGrand II (no info on down line)
3.) John Minchaux b.1698 Manakin, Herrico Co., VA. d.15 Oct 1762 Hertford Co., NC.
4.) Jacob Minchaux b.abt. 1701 VA d.? married Judith woodson (no info on down line)
5.) Abraham Minchaux b.Abt 1705 VA d? (no info)
6.) Olive Judi Minchaux b.Abt 1706 VA. d.? married Anthony Morgan they had 1 child: Elizabeth Morgan she married John Minter(no Info)
7.) John Paul Minchaux b.1708 VA., d. ? married Judith Wilmore (no info on down line)
8.) Elizabetth Minchaux b.Abt 1709 VA., d? married Sanburn Woodson (no info on down line)
9.) Agnes Madlina Minchaux b1710 VA., d.? Married Richard Woodson (no Info)
10.) Ester Mary Minchaux b.1712 VA., d.? married Alexander Cunningham
Child # 3 John Married Martha (?) They had 3 children:
1.)John Minchaux Jr. b.abt. 1727 VA., d.1792 NC.
2.) Abraham Minchaux b. 1729 VA., d?(no Info)
3.) Isaac Minchaux (no Info)
Child #1 JOHN married Susannah (no Info) They had 7 children:
1.) John S. Minchew b.1790 NC., d.27 Jul 1857 TX.
2.) Jacob,3.) Elizabeth,4.) Absalah,5.) Joseph,6.) Jesse,7.) James (No INFO).
Child #1 JOHN S. MINCHEW On 3 Mar 1816 in Jackson Co., GA. He married Elizabeth Stanley b.1797 Jackson Co., GA., d.?/TX.
John S. & Elizabeth had 9 children:
1.) Pinneva Minchew b.Abt 1817 AL., d.?TX. married on 24 Dec 1841 Thrall, Nacogdoches Co., TX. to J.B. McFarland (no info on down line)
2.) Alpha Ann Minchew b.Abt 1819 Al., d?Thrall, Nacogdoches Co., TX. Married 11 Sep 1842 Crockett Mission, Nacogdoches Co., TX. to John M. Blore (no info on down line)
3.) Martha Minchew b. Abt 1821 AL., d.? Married 17 Jul 1845 Nacogdoches Co., TX. to Perry T.Killion (Killan) (no info on down line)
4.)Jordan Thomas Minchew b. Abt 1824 Al. d?Emory, Rains Co., TX.Married on 7 Feb 1849 Nacogdoches Co., TX. Elizabeth Taylor b.1833 AL. d. ?TX
**Jordan(child #4) & Elizabeth had 8 children:
4-1) Mary M. Minchew b.Abt 1850 Melrose, Nacogdoches Co., TX.(no Info)
4-2) Sarah Minchew b.Abt 1850 Melrose, Nacogdoches Co., TX.(no info)
4-3) Martha Minchew b.Abt 1852 Melrose, Nacogdoches Co., TX.(no info)
4-4) Frances Minchew b. Abt 1854 Panola Co., TX. (no info)
4-5) William Minchew b. Abt 1856 Panola Co., TX. (no info)
4-6) Columbus Minchew b.Abt 1858 Panola Co., TX. (no info)
4-7) James Thomas Minchew b. 6 Oct 1866 Panola Co., TX. d.24 Feb 1933 Orange Co., TX. On 24 Feb 1895 TX, He married Dolar Tunnell b. 3 Dec 1877 VanZandt Co., TX. d.30 Sep 1942 Orange Co., TX.
***James(child #4-7) & Dolar had 3 children:
> 7-1.) Thomas Reed Minchew b. 20 Nov 1895 Rains Co., TX. d.20 Nov 1973 Orange Co., TX. Married 20 Dec 1914 Orange Co., TX. to Ada Bell Peery b.18 Sep 1895 Tyler, TX, d.10 Dec 1978 Orange Co., TX.
**Thomas & Ada had 5 children:*
>>*1) Foy Palmer Minchew Sr.,b.18 Oct 1915 Orange Co., TX., d.6 Nov 1988 Houston, Harris Co., TX.
He married Anna Helen Comeaux,They had 3 children: Foy Palmer Minchew Jr.,John Thomas Minchew, Richard Allen minchew (no Info)
>>*2) Eunice Minchew b.1916 Orange Co., TX.(no Info)
>>*3.) Geneva Eugina"Jean" Minchew b.15 Aug 1923 Orange Co., TX d.Dec.1988 married 1938 Orange Co., TX. to Bryan N. Sonnier, they have 1 child Gwendolyn Sonnier (no Info)
>>*4.) Thurl Edward Minchew Sr. b. 14 Dec 1929 Orange Co., TX.He was married 2 times.wife= Joyce Chapman(?) they had a son named Thurl Edward Minchew Jr.(no Info),2nd wife=Karen Jean Prescott They had 5 children: #1.Brent Wade Minchew Sr.,b. 30 Jun 1956 #2. Cynthia Gail Minchew b.4 Apr 1959 Orange Co., TX. #3 Brian Daivd Minchew b. 27 Sep 1960 Orange Co., TX.#4.Mary Kay Minchew b. 23 Oct 1962 #5.Carey Allen Minchew b.29 Feb 1968 Orange Co., TX.
>>*5.) Lottie Margaret Minchew b.6 Feb 1920 Orange Co., TX., d.1996 Beaumont, Hardin Co., TX. married 26 Aug 1935 James Howell Kennedy, Married 22 Feb 1940 Cameron, LA. to William Primeaux, They have 1 daughter Rita Primeaux.
>7-2,) T.M. Minchew b.17 Jun 1898 Hunt Co., TX., d.17 Jun 1898 Hunt Co., TX
>7-3.) Everette Eldridge Minchew b. 23 Jan 1907Angelina Co., TX., d. 4 May 1991 Orangefiels, Orange Co., TX.married Rose Hathaway they had 1 son: John Hathaway Minchew b. 22 Nov 1929 Orange Co., TX
4-8) Louis E. Minchew b.22 Sep 1872 Panola Co., TX.(no Info)
5.)Lorenzo Dow Minchew b.Abt 1826 Al, d. ?TX. married 8 Feb 1849 Melrose, Nacogdoches Co., TX. to Hanna Amy McClure They had 2 children: #1:Mary Minchew b.Abt. 1850 Nacogdoches Co. TX., d.26 Oct 1928 Kaufman Co., TX. married
9 Dec 1878 Nacogdoches Co. TX. to Thomas J. Hice (no Info)
#2 Henderson Palmer Minchew b.13 Mar 1854 Tx., d.24 Feb 1930 Stephens Co., TX.married 12 Feb 1880 Nacogdoches Co., TX to Mary Theodocia Thomason b.24 Nov 1861, d.27 Apr 1907 Eastland Co., TX.
Lorenzo's child #2 Henderson & Mary had 10 Children:
1)Robert Dow Minchew b Aug 1882 Nacogdoches Co., TX.d.Oct 1961 Lubbock, TX. married 1910 TX to Mary Alice Quinn (no Info)
2) Walton W. Minchew b.Jun 1884 (no info)
3.) Austin Palmer Minchew b. 31 Jan 1887 Tx. d.13 Feb 1958 TX. (No Info)
4.) Fannie Minchew b.Jan 1889 (No info)
5.) Edward Minchew b. Aug 1890 (no Info)
6.) Lee Minchew b.Jul 1892 (no Info)
7.) Carroll Minchew b. Apr 1894 (no info)
8.) Malcolm Minchew b.22 Dec 1895 d.31 Dec 1913 Eastland Co., TX.
9.) Dewey Minchew b.Mar 1897(No info)
10) Mary Theodocia "Theo" Minchew b. 5 Oct 1902 Ranger, Eastland Co., TX. d.15 Jun 1983 Ranger, Eastland Co., TX. married Dwellie Smith Davis (no info)
6.) Henry F. Minchew (*Carl's 3rd Gr.Granfather*) b.Abt 1833 Marengo, AL., d.Dec.1895 Freestone Co., TX.
7.) Columbus Minchew b. 1836 Al (no Info)
8.) William Minchew b.1837 Melrose, Nacogdoches Co., TX.d.? Married26 Oct 1855 Melrose, Nacogdoches Co., TX to Celetes Palbardo (No Info on down line)
9.) Frances Minchew b. 1842 Melrose, Nacogdoches Co., TX. d. Abt 1876 Harrison Co., TX. married Ben Knok they had 3 children, I only know 2 of the names..Levin, Henrietta ( no info)
Child #6 of John S. Minchew & Elizabeth Stanley:
Henry F. Minchew married 10 Oct 1850 Nacogdoches Co., TX. to Susan J. Yates b. 9 Dec 1831 Monroe, GA., d. 23 Aug 1905 Freestone Co., TX.
They had 8 Children:
1) Nancy Minchew b.abt. 1851 married 12 Sep 1872 Nacogdoches Co., TX. to James Hughes (no info on down line)
2) John Johnson Minchew (*Carl's 2nd Gr. Granfather)b.12 Jan 1854 Nacogdoches Co., TX.on 12 Aug 1875 Nacogdoches Co., TX. married Sarah Amanda Collinsworth b. 3 Jan 1860
John & Sarah Had 10 Children:
**2-#1) Robert F. Minchew b.17 Aug 1876 TX.(no info)
**2-#2) Ella Irene Minchew (*carl's great grandmother) b.18 Jul 1880 Henderson Co., TX. d. 2 Apr 1981 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.
**2-#3) James H. Minchew b. 27 Nov 1882 TX. (no info)
**2-#4) Emma R. Minchew b. 28 Apr 1882 Henderson Co,TX.d.5 Dec 1973 Howard Co,TX.married 20 Jul 1900 to Mack Rainy (no Info)
**2-#5) Daniel Clay Minchew b.19 Jan 1885 Henderson Co., TX. married Helen Crow (no info)
**2-#6) Ora B. Minchew b.7 Oct 1887 TX.(no info)
**2-#7)Eva Lina Minchew b.29 Mar 1893 Tx. married James Frank Jones Sr. they had one son: James Frank Jones Jr. he married in 1941 to Mildred Stephens. they had a daughter : Treva Jones, she married George Allison (no info)
**2-#8) Lurn Minchew b.20 Dec 1895 TX., d.3 May 1976 Taylor Co., TX. married Mattie Cox (no Info)
**2-#9) Jewel Bertha Minchew b. 2 Nov 1898 TX. d. 28 Feb 1975 Freestone Co., TX. married Jes Toland (no info)
**2-#10) Infant Minchew b.2 Aug 1903 Tx., d.2 Aug 1903 Tx.
3.) Mary Minchew b. abt. 1856 TX.(no info)
4.) William Thomas Minchew b.25 Mar 1860 d. 4 Mar 1933 Freestone Co., TX.married Elizabeth Antham Orand b.?
Children of William & Elizabeth:
4-1) Jewell Minchew b.21 Apr 1899, d. 28 Feb 1975 Freestone Co., TX. married 9 Mar 1924 to Ethel T.Mostella (no info)
4-2) Larua Belle Minchew married Marion Baker (no Info)
4-3) William Leroy Minchew b.1891, d.1964 Freestone Co., TX.married Ruby Alice Rosser (no Info)
4-4) Elbert minchew
5.) Henrietta Minchew b. Abt 1862 (No info)
6.) Josephine Minchew b. 20 Feb 1867 Nacogdoches Co., TX. on 27 Apr 1881 married Wiley P. Cook. They had a son named
Roy Clifton Cook b.27 Jun 1890 Melrose, Nacogdoches Co., TX. d.24 Dec 1975 Big Spring, Howard Co., TX. on 12 Mar 1911
Roy married Lollie Lee Bookout.(No Info)
7.) Zachary T. Minchew b.Abt 1869 Tx. married Nancy Elledge (no info)
8.) Laura Minchew b.Abt 1873 married 5 Mar 1891Nacogdoches Co., TX. to Wiley Woodard (no Info)
John Johnson Minchew & Sarah Amanda Collinsworth 's second child *Ella Irene Minchew married in abt 1910 to
James Clinton Blanton b. May 1882 Ripley, Tippah Co., MS. d.Abt 1942.
Ella & James had 5 children
1) Amy Pearl Blanton (no Info)
2) Olin F. Blanton b.15 Jan 1911 TX, d. Nov 1981 married Lottie A.Chaffin b.30 Oct 1916 d.Jun 2000 Quinlan, TX. they have 3 children:
2-1) Olin Maxie "Max"Blanton b.11 Dec 1935 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.
2-2) Reagan Clinton Blanton Sr. b.30 Apr 1938 TX.
2-3) Wallace Jerry Blanton b.23 Dec 1940 d. 1972
3) Arra Mae Blanton b.24 Apr 1913 Kaufman Co., TX.married in 1931Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. to
Charles James Richard Scott b.2 Mar 1908 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. d.8 Feb 1993 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
They had 4 children..I do have some info on the down line of Scott family.
4) Emma Bessie Blanton b.21 Feb 1916 TX., d.26 Nov 1996 Denton TX.
5) Margarette Irene Blanton b.22 Nov 1928 Montley Co., TX. married Cecil Clevenger .(no info)
The 4th child of Ella & James is Carls Grandmother Emma Bessie Blanton.All the kids called her "Nannie"
She married Charles "Charlie" Lee Chaffin b.18 Dec 1913 Plesant Grove, TX., d.17 Oct 1988 Denton, Texas( Lottie A. Chaffin is Charles' sister)
Ella & Charlie had 7 children:
#1)Francis (Frank) Lee Chaffin b.15 Jun 1934 TX. married Carolyn Wilson b.10 Sep 1938 Ok. they had 1 son (then Divorced): Carl Lee Chaffin b.2 Feb1957 married on 8 Aug 1978 Council Hill, OK., to Charlotte Ann Roach b. 10 Jul 1960
they have 2 children: Amber Lee Chaffin b. 16 Aug 1981, Shaun David Chaffin. b. 11 Aug 1983
#2)Emma "Joanne" Chaffin b.4 Oct 1936 Dallas, TX Married Marshall Edward (Pete) Wilson ( Carl's Mom's double Cousin) b.18 Sep 1931 McAlester, OK., d.24 Aug 1986 Dallas, TX.
#3)Linda Bell Chaffin b.12 Jun 1940 TX.
#4)Charles Douglas Chaffin b.4 Feb 1942 TX d.Aug 1987 TX.(Never married)
#5)David Merlin Chaffin b.6 Feb 1944 TX.
#6)Betty "Arlene" Chaffin b.14 Feb 1954 TX
#7)Bessie Anette "Anita" Chaffin b.11 Jul 1956 TX.