Category Archives: Veteran

Our Illiterate Backwoods Preacher from Maine

A couple of minerdescent website visitors asked me Webber family questions this week. I don’t think I ever shared this vignette about our 3rd great grandfather Charles WEBBER Jr  (1764 – 1737) or alternatively about his father, our 4th great grandfather … Continue reading

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Brig. Gen. Silas Newcomb

Brig Gen. Silas Newcomb. (1723 – 1779) was Alex’s first cousin, eight times removed in the Miller line. Silas had such an interesting career as a Greenwich, New Jersey tea partier and a general under General Washington that I made him … Continue reading

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Moses Estey

Moses Estey (1656 – 1714) was not a direct ancestor, only a cousin  His Revolutionary pension and famous sons and daughters-in-law are too verbose to put on his grandfather’s page, but are interesting stories.  How did his son-in-law go from … Continue reading

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Stephen Minor’s Children – Unionist Slave Owners

Stephen “Don Esteban” Minor (1760 – 1815) was just a second cousin of our Miner line, but his family story is too unique not to include. His children and grandchildren owned hundreds of slaves and some of the grandest plantations … Continue reading

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Stephen Minor – Last Spanish Governor of Natchez

Stephen “Don Esteban” Minor (1760 – 1815) was just a second cousin of our Miner line, but his story is too unique not to include. Pardon the length, but as Frances Hunter says, this period of early American history is a … Continue reading

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Thomas Dexter Jr.

Thomas DEXTER Jr. (1623 – 1686) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Thomas Dexter Jr. was born in 1623 in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England. His parents were Thomas DEXTER Sr. and possibly Mary … Continue reading

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John Wheldon

John WHELDON (1632 – 1711) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line. John Wheldon was born in 1632  in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Gabriel WHELDON and Margaret DIGUINA [or OGUINA].   John … Continue reading

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