Thomas Minor

Born: December 17, 1751 - Locust Grove Plantation in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Died: July 21, 1834 - Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Buried: On a small wooded lot near the old “Locust Grove” homestead in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
 
Service: Thomas Minor was a first lieutenant in the, 5th Virginia Regiment (January, 1777), captain of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment (April 1777-February 1780), Aide-de- Camp to General Edward Stevens of Virginia militia, 1781, at the siege of Yorktown and commissioned captain in Spotsylvania militia, 1783.
 
Family: Thomas Minor, Jr. was the son of Captain Thomas Minor and Alice Thomas of the Locust Grove Plantation in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was one of eight children. In 1781, Thomas married Elizabeth Madison Taylor, daughter of Colonel James Taylor, of Midway, Caroline County, Virginia. Thomas and Elizabeth had twelve children. Elizabeth was the second cousin to future presidents James Madison and Zachary Taylor. After the war, Thomas became a Virginia colonel, a Justice of the Peace, and was twice high sheriff of Spotsylvania County.
 
Source: DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition - Part 2 - page 2041 and Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during The War of the Revolution by Francis Heitman - p395, Bounty Land Record W5374 – B.L. Wt 1679-300; after his death the family submitted Pension claim #31848.
Excerpt from William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume IX, 1900-1901 - article "Some Minors In Virginia" by Dr. Benjamin Blake Minor - [grandson of Thomas Minor Jr] – pp. 55-60