Re: GEORGE MINTON, KY & MO
Thanks for responding.George Minton's wife was Alzada C. Barnett.Per their marriage bond, the original of which is in the Kentucky Library at WKU in Bowling Green.Don't know what the "C" stands for.Their bond is dated 3/6/1839.
"Know All Men by these Presents, That we George Minton & David L. Mansfield are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of L50, for the true payment whereof, we bind ourselves, our heir, &c., jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 6th day of March 1839.The condition of this obligation is such, that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be solemnised between the said Geo. Minton and Alzada C. Barnett for which a Licence is about to issue, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
D. L. Mansfield"
Henrietta Barnett, Alzada's mother gave her consent in a hand written note filed with the marriage bond:
"I do hereby certify that it is with my consent that George Minton applies for Licens to marry my daughter Alzada C. BarnettMarch 6th 1839
D. L. Mansfield
Elizabeth Mansfield was Henrietta's sister-in-law and thus Alzada's aunt.David Logan Mansfield was the husband of Elizabeth.When David died (1849 per 1850 mortality census), he left everything to Elizabeth.When Elizabeth died she left everything to her niece and nephew, Alzada Minton and John W. Barnett.The Mansfield land tract was split in half by deeds in 1864.The deeds splitting the land are in the Warren Co. KY Deed Book 30, pages 346-347 and pages 564-565.In the 1850 census, George and his family are living next to Elizabeth Mansfield's household.Living with Elizabeth are Henrietta Barnett and her son John W. Barnett.
I am trying to find proof, or a document showing the parentage of George Minton.In Warren Co. there is no deed showing a land transfer between Cader and George or between Philip and George.The predominant opinion seems to be that Cader Minton and Mary Early are George's parents, however Philip Minton and Nancy Toms (Tomes) were in adjacent Edmonson Co.
In the 1870 and 1880 census, Robert Huff is living with George Minton's family.In the 1880 census he is identified as a nephew of George.I have not been able to find a child of Cader who married a Huff.Philip had 3 children marry a Huff, 2 sons and one daughter.His daughter Melvina Minton married Thomas Carson Huff in Edmonson Co., possibly the 2nd of his possible 3 wives.Also Nathan Huff signed the marriage bond of Harrison Hammond and Elizabeth Minton, George's daughter, as security for her.I have not found a relationship between Nathan and George, but Thomas Huff had a brother named Nathan.
I had hoped to find some guardianship record for Robert Huff but Warren Co. does not have a Guardian Bonds Book for the period of 1859-1870, the likely time period.
On the internet in a Warren Co. query board message I found a reference to Vasta Ann Huff, another orphan in Warren Co. in this time period.Her family tradition apparently is she was orphaned, raised by a (unnamed and probably unknown today) Baptist minister (George Minton was a Baptist minister), and that a sibling may have been orphaned also.Her death certificate, 2/20/1938, in Greenville, Muhlenburg Co., KY, lists her father as Thomas Huff, mother as unknown and her birthplace as Warren Co.I wonder if Robert Huff was possibly that sibling.Thomas Huff lived in Warren Co.Thomas Huff remarried in 1874 and had more children by that wife.However, he did not die until 1884-1885, although Melvina probably died in the 1860's.It is possible that at her death the youngest children were, by family consensus, raised by someone else in the family.By the way, Vasta Huff does not appear with George's family in the 1870 or 1880 census.The point is Thomas Huff had a child (children) raised as orphan(s) in Warren Co. in this time period; this child (children) was likely the child (children) of Melvina Minton and thus would be niece or nephew to Melvina’s siblings.
So there seems to be a strong indication that George Minton is a son of Philip Minton.However census data is pretty consistent that George's birthplace was NC.Philip is not known to have lived in NC, but Cader Minton was from NC.I think a case can be made for either Cader or Philip as the father of George, although I believe the stronger argument would be for Philip.So I would just like to uncover some documentation one way or the other.
Thanks for the information, is there some documentation for the parents of George?Is he mentioned in any of their wills or probate records?Do you know the family ancestors of Philip Minton or Nancy Toms?I would certainly like to exchange information about George’s family.
George MintonFeb. 19 1815-Nov. 4, 1898
Alzada MintonMarch 7 1820-Jan 24, 1898
Henrietta BarnettSept 11, 1787-Oct. 20, 1851
Vasta Ann Huff TomesApril 6, 1863-Feb. 20, 1938