Mincy Family

This information concerns eight generations of the Mincy family.
1600-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show the line of descent of James Wesley (Jim) Mincy.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks.
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.
 • Spelling variations and transcriptions encountered in records and indexes: Mincy, Mincey, Minsy, Missey, Miney

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed entirely by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

   Richard

born: (about 1650) in VA
married: Mercy _?_ ( ) in VA
children:
John
died: (1700) in Nansemond County, VA
buried:
census:
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   John
(child of Richard Minshew and Mercy_?_)

born: (about 1683) in Upper Parish, Nansemond County, VA
married: Martha _?_ ( ) in VA
children: Jacob, John Jr, Nathan,
Aaron Sr, William, Isaac, Abraham
died: (1796) in NC
buried:
census:
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   Aaron Sr
(child of John Minshew Sr and Martha _?_)

born: (about 1738) in Chowan County, NC
married: _?_ (about 1775) in NC
children: Jonathan,
Aaron Jr
died: ( ) in Greenville County, SC
buried:
census:
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   Jonathan
(children of Aaron Mincy and _?_)

born: ( ) in Chowan County, NC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
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   Aaron Jr born: (about 1774) in Wayne County, NC
married: Mary Rachel Stanton (about 1798) in NC
children: Mahala [John Lowery], Aaron [Elizabeth Carr], Isaac [Sarah _?_], Nancy, Courtney, Wealthy [Lorenzo Dow McDonald], Temperance [Nelson Colby Stepp] [William Hill McCay], Adallah [Joseph T. Elrod], Nathan [Malinda Keither],
Abel [Mary Ann Elrod], Eliza Elizabeth [Moses Asberry Waters]
died: (February 23, 1848) in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA
buried: Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 40-50) with his wife in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 60-70) with his wife in Lumpkin County, GA
note: His wife was the daughter of Mary Judith Robinson and Christopher Stanton; she was born about 1774 in Rowan County, NC, and died September 23, 1848, in Lumpkin County, GA.

caveat: The daughter named Mahala may NOT have married John Lowery as shown.

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   Mahala
(children of Aaron Mincy Jr and Mary Rachel Stanton)

born: (October 11, 1798) in SC
married: John Lowery (February 22, 1829) in Habersham County, GA
children: David Sanford [Elizabeth Mardula Culpepper], Sarah E., Aaron Newton [Frances Croft], Rachel Arminda [Benjamin Jackson Culpepper], Jeremiah [Mary Williams], John N., Martha Louise [William Vaught]
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, she was (age 20-30) with her husband in Hall County, GA; on the 1840 census, she was in __; on the 1850 census, she was (age 51) with her husband in Cherokee County, AL; on the 1870 census, she was (age 69) with her daughter Martha Louise Vaught in Cherokee County, AL
note:
CAVEAT: The marriage record shows John Lowery and Mahala Minorey, so this may not be Mahala Mincy. However, I have never found a Minorey family on any census record, so I suspect that the surname might be a transcription error, but I have not seen the original record to confirm my suspicion. In addition, the Jeremiah Lowerey listed on the 1860 census in Cherokee County, AL, had a daughter named Mahala. On the 1870 census Mary was with a Caswell Williams in Cherokee County, AL.

   Aaron

born: (September 28,1802) in SC
married: Elizabeth Carr (about 1830) in Lumpkin County, GA
children: Harriet, Isaac Nelson [Mary Jane Cochran], John William [Elizabeth Waters], Rachel Emeline [James B. Waters] , Caroline [Nathan Nelson Stepp], Kinchen Carr [Eliza A. Burns], Savannah Sophronia, Josephine
died: (after 1880) in GA
buried: Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Habersham County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 51) with his wife in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1860, census, he was (age 59) with his wife in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1870 census, he was (age 68) with his wife in Lumpkin County, GS; , and 1880 census, he was (age 74) with his wife in Lumpkin County, GA
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   Isaac born: (December 26, 1804) in SC
married: Sarah _?_ ( ) in
children: John Calhoun [Julia Ann _?_], Mary [James L. Baird], Louisa [Charles Elbert Hice], William A. [Sarah Lucinda Snow], Reuben P., Harvey G. [Fannie Kelley]
died: (September 5, 1885) in Dawson County, GA
buried: Dawsonville Cemetery, Dawsonville, Dawson County, GA
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 20-30) with his wife in Habersham County, GA; n the 1840 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Hall County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 47) in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census, he was in Dawson County, GA
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   Nancy born: (January 19, 1806) in SC
married: no
children: none
died: (1889) in Lumpkin County, GA
buried: Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, GA
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 30-40) with her parents in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 40) with her brother Nathan (age 34) in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1870 census, she was (age 60) with her sister Elizabeth E. Mincy Waters in Lumpkin County, GA.
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   Courtney

born: (May 22, 1808) in SC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
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   Wealthy

born: (April 13, 1810) in SC
married: Lorenzo Dow McDonald ( ) in
children: Reuben Phillip [Malinda Tate], Anderson Ray [Kizziah Anderson] [Mary Hudgins Shockley] [Sarah Frances Whitehead], John, William Glenn, Mary Ann C. [Clementh Ransom Barnes], Eliza Ann [Wesley Gray Collier], James Henry Tate, Lorenzo Dow Jr [Margaret Shepard Johnson], George D., Sinclair Ashbury, Alfred Turner [Trudence Irwin], Allen Pierce [Janette Irwin], Daniel Louis Duncan
died: (January 7, 1880) in GA
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age _ ) in __; on the 1850 census, she was (age 40) with her husband in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was (age 50) with her husband in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1870 census, her husband was in
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   Temperance
(Tempy)

born: (December 28, 1812) in SC
married: (a) Nelson Colby Stepp (May 11, 1836) in Lumpkin County, GA
               (b) William Hill McCay (December 27, 1849) in Murray County, GA
children: (a) Nathan Nelson, Aaron Newton, George Chapel
               (b) John, James Turner
died: (July 1, 1897) in Fannin County, GA
buried: Epworth Methodist Church cemetery, Epworth, Fannin County, GA
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 30-40) with her second husband in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 38) with her second husband in Gilmer County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was in ; on the 1870 census, she was (age 58) in Fannin County, GA; on the 1880 census, she was (age 68) with her son James Turner McCay in Fannin County, GA
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   Adallah

born: (April 8, 1814) in SC
married: Joseph T. Elrod (August 29, 1835) in Hall County, GA
children: Rachel E., Eliza A. ◊, Mary E. ◊, Jesse, Martha, James, Nancy Jane
died: (between 1850 and 1860) in Gilmer County, GA (?)
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 20-30) with her husband in Hall County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was age (36) with her husband in Gilmer County, GA; on the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census, her husband was a widower in Fannin County, GA
note: Her husband was the brother of Mary Ann Elrod, wife of Abel Mincy.

   Nathan born: (April 8, 1816) in SC
married: Malinda Keither (July 28, 1839) in Lumpkin County, GA
children: Nancy J., Eliza, James Harvey, Martha Ann [Barker], Mary F., Sarah E., George
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 20-30) with his wife in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 34) with his wife in Lumpkin County, GA; on the1860 census, he was (age 44) with his wife in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1870 census, he was (age 56) with his wife in Dawson County, GA; on the 1880 census, he was (age 64) with his wife in Dawson County, GA
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   Abel born: (December 30, 1818) in Pendleton District, SC
married: Mary Ann Elrod (June 5, 1836) in Lumpkin County, GA
children: Nancy Arminda [L. B. Rogers], Elizabeth Caroline [N. N. Stepp], Joseph Marion,
John Wesley Smith, Jarvis, Mattie (?) and Cordelia (?)
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 20-30) with his wife in Hall County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 31) with his wife in Gilmer County, GA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 41) with his wife in Tishomingo County, MS; on the 1870 census, he was (age 60) with his wife in Alcorn County, MS [with two unknown females: Mati (age 12) and Cordelia (age 8.) Also, I suspect that the Frances (age 43) and James, (age 22) who are listed as Mincys in the household are actually Frances E. Sears Cave and her son James McCullough Cave; on the 1880 census, he was (age 62) with his wife in Smith County, TX.
note: The ages for Mary Ann and Abel Mincy are off by about 10 years in the 1880 census, but the presence of the boarder Frances Sears (age 45) and the grandson George W. Mincy (age 14), son of Joseph Marion Mincy, convince me that they are in fact the couple who were in Tishomingo County, MS, on the 1870 census.
   Elizabeth E.
(Terrie?)

born: (June 25, 1823) in SC
married: Moses A. Waters Jr (November 28, 1850) in Lumpkin County, GA
children: Nancy J., John W., Charles F., Henry T., Henry D., William, Martha [Crane], Mary
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 15-20) with her parents in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was (age 35) with her husband in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1870 census, she was (age 46) with her husband in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1880 census, she was (age 50) with her husband in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1900 census, her husband was (age 70) a widower with his son Henry D. Waters in Lumpkin County, GA.
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   Nancy Arminda
(children of Abel Mincy and Mary Ann Elrod)

born: (December 7, 1838) in Gilmer County, GA
married: Levi Braxton Rogers (1853) in Polk County, TN
children: Stephen M., Dock Braxton, Francis M. (Frank), Forest Lee, Lou, Lilly, John A., Benjamin F., Georgiana, Alonzo McW. (Lon), William M., Florence L., Levi Fletcher
died: (between 1910-1920) in McNairy County, TN
buried: New Hope United Methodist Church cemetery, Mc Nairy County, TN
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 12) with her parents in Gilmer County, GA;
note: Her husband, son of Ellen and Anderson Rogers, was born (August 20, 1834) in Buncombe County, NC, and died (September 20, 1898) in McNairy County, TN.

   Elizabeth Caroline born: (July 28, 1839) in Gilmer County, GA
married: Nathan Nelson Stepp ( ) in Lumpkin County, GA (marriage Book B, page 197)
children: Indiana Missouri, Georgiana, James Walter
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 10) with her parents in Gilmer County, GA; on the 1860 she was (age 24) with her husband in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1870 census, she was (age 34) a widow in Lumpkin County, GA; on the 1880 census, she was (age 43) in Dawson County, GA; on the 1900 census, she was (age 62) with her son James Walter Stepp in Dawson County, GA
note: Her husband was her first cousin, son of Temperance Mincy and Nelson Colby Stepp.
   Joseph Marion born: (May 8, 1837) in Gilmer County, GA
married: (a) _?_ ( ) in
               (b) Matilda Frances Mills Trawick (February 5, 1870) in MS (?)
children: (a) George W. [Martha Ann Nolen] [Jane Moss Grier]
               (b) Fannie Kathryn, John Wesley [Martha M. Fryar], William Marcus [Laurie Josephine Mills], and stepson Thomas W. Trawick from his wife's first marriage to L. D. Trawick.
died: (December 5, 1925) in Alcorn County, MS
buried: Wheeler Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Alcorn County, MS
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 8) with his parents in Gilmer County, GA; The 1860 census of Tishomingo County, MS, shows Matilda F. Mills, age 21, born in NC. She was enumerated with her mother Catherine Wheeler Mills, age 65, born in MD; on the 1870 census, he was (age 32) with a son named George (age 3) in the household of Tilda Taywick (age 30) and Thomas Taywick (age 14) in Alcorn County, MS. The mother of George is unknown, but on the 1880 census of Smith County, TX, he is listed as the grandson of Able Mincy and Mary Ann Elrod. The 1910 census of Alcorn County, MS, shows Matilda Frances Trawick having been married twice. A marriage record in Tishomingo County, MS, dated March 2, 1855, shows Matilda Mills as the bride of L. D. Traywright [Trawick].
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   John Wesley Smith born: (March 1, 1850) in Gilmer County, GA
married: Nancy Ann Rebecca Smith (August 20, 1871) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
children: John Fletcher Pearl, William Walton, Bertha Ann [Madison Barnes],
Robert Paine Sr [Lillian Beatrice Monroe], Sterling Sanford [Myrtle Olier Stormant], Ellis Lamar
died: (September 8, 1920) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
buried: Box Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Kendrick, Alcorn County, MS
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 3) with his parents in Gilmer County, GA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 10) with his parents in Tishomingo County, MS; on the 1870 census, he was (age 20) with her parents in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1880 census, he was (age 30) with his wife in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1900 census, he was (age 50) with his wife in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1910 census, he was (age 60) with his wife in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1920 census, he was (age 69) with his wife in Alcorn County, MS
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   Jarvis born: (December 12, 1854) in Gilmer County, GA
married: no
children: no
died: (likely July, 1860) in Corinth, Tishomingo County, MS
buried:
census: He apparently died before the census was taken in 1860.
note: In a letter written by James Cave dated July 6, 1860, he mentions that the two youngest Mincy boys are both sick and that the youngest is not expected to live. Jarvis is likely one of these two boys.

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   John Fletcher Pearl
(children of John Wesley Smith Mincy and Nancy Ann Rebecca Smith)

born: (June 7, 1872) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
married: ( ) in
children:
died: (1960) in Memphis, Shelby County, TN
buried: Box Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Kendrick, Alcorn County, MS
census: On the 1880 census, he was (age 8) with his parents in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1900 census, he was (age 27) with his parents in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1910 census, he was (age 37) with his parents in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1920 census, he was (age 48) with his parents in Alcorn County, MS;
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   William Walter born: (September 3, 1874) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
married: Myrtle Olier Stormant (September 20, 1905) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
children: James Roy, Franklin Walton, George Wallace, Benjamin Theodore
died: (February 8, 1923) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1880 census, he was (age 5) with his parents in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1910 census, he was (age 35) with his wife in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1920 census, he was (age 44) with his wife in Alcorn County, MS;
note: His name might be William Walton, but census records have Walter W., and the civilian registration cards (1917-1918) in Alcorn County, MS, indicate William Walter.
   Bertha Ann born: (February 23, 1877) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
married: Madison Barnes (August 4, 1904) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
children:
died: (June 20, 1905) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
buried: Box Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Kendrick, Alcorn County, MS
census: On the 1880 census, she was (age 3) with her parents in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1900 census, she was (age 23) with her parents in Alcorn County, MS;
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   Robert Paine Sr born: (April 19, 1880) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
married: Lillian Beatrice Monroe (November 17, 1901) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
children: Robert Paine Jr, Lillian Irene,
James Wesley, Mary Louise, Jack
died: (January 12, 1955) in Forth Worth, Tarrant County, TX
buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Forth Worth, Tarrant County, TX
census: On the 1880 census, he was (age 2 months) with his parents in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1900 census, he was (age 19) somewhere in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1910 census, he was (age 30) with his wife in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1920 census, he was (age 39) with his wife in Wayne County, MS; on the 1930 census, he was (age 49) with his wife in Tarrant County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 60) with his wife in Tarrant County, TX
note: An e-mail communication from Michael L. Mincy says that his uncle, James Wesley (Jim) Mincy, related his arrival in Forth Worth, Tarrant County, TX, thus. "It was [late at night] on a cold, rainy night, in October [1920], and we came into the 'old' Santa Fe Depot .... The wind was blowing, and I was freezing! And that's the 'first thing' I remember about Forth Worth!" The Mincy family possibly arrived with their inlaws, the Monroe family, from Corinth, Alcorn County, MS. They originally came from McNairy County, TN, right on the border with Alcorn County, MS. The Forth Worth, TX, city directory (1926 and 1930) lists Thomas P. Mincy, employed at the Diamond Hill Barber Shop, and his wife Beatrice living at 2809 Oscar Avenue. In 1931, Jas G. Cave, carpenter, wife Lula, and son Jas T. (USN) were living at 3056 Oscar Avenue.
   Sterling Sanford born: (October 29, 1882) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
married: Ruby Lorene Sherrill (July 23, 1907) in Henderson, Chester County, TN
children: Ruby Eloise [John L. Willoughby], Thelma Rebecca, Helen Louise, Sterling Sherrill, John Albert, Grace Evelyn, Joseph Edward
died: (June 2, 1939) in Gilroy, Santa Clara County, CA
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, he was (age 17) with his parents in Alcorn County, MS; on the 1920 census, he was (age 36) with his wife in Stone County, MS; on the 1940 census, his widow (age 55) was their daughter Ruby Eloise and son-in-law John L. Willoughby in Kings County, CA
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   Ellis Lamar born: (March 26, 1885) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
married: ( ) in
children:
died: (April 21, 1909) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, he was (age 15) with his parents in Alcorn County, MS;
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   Robert Paine Jr
(children of Robert Paine Mincy and Lillian Beatrice Monroe)

born: (1913) in Alcorn County, MS
married: Willie Mae _?_ ( ) in Tarrant County, TX
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1920 census, he was (age 7) with his parents in Wayne County, MS; on the 1930 census, he was (age 18) with his parents in Tarrant County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 27) with his wife in Tarrant County, TX;
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   Lillian Irene born: (1917) in Alcorn County, MS
married: ( ) in
children:
died:
buried:
census: On the 1920 census, she was (age 3) with her parents in Wayne County, MS; on the 1930 census, she was (age 13) with her parents in Tarrant County, TX;
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   James Wesley
(Jim)
born: (July 22, 1918) in Waynesboro, Wayne County, MS
married: Dorothy Marie Smith ( ) in TX
children: Janis Dian, Dennis James, David Wesley
died: (July 4, 1979) in Tarrant County, TX
buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Forth Worth, Tarrant County, TX
census: On the 1920 census, he was (age 1) with his parents in Wayne County, MS; on the 1930 census, he was (age 12) with his parents in Tarrant County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 22) with his parents in Tarrant County, TX
note: Jim Mincy was a boyhood friend of my uncle James Howard Cave from Diamond Hill Elementary School in Forth Worth, Tarrant County, TX. Jim's father, who was a barber in Forth Worth, TX, related how the Cave and Mincy families came to Texas together in a wagon.
   Mary Louise born: (May 6, 1922) in Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
married: Ray Mason ( ) in
children: Rick
died: (February 9, 2011) in Tarrant County, TX
buried: Mount Oilvet Cemetery, Forth Worth, Tarrant County, TX
census: On the 1930 census, she was (age 8) with her parents in Tarrant County, TX; on the 1940 census, she was (age 18) with her parents in Tarrant County, TX
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   Jack born: (March 18, 1925) in
married: Billie Hall ( ) in
children: Gary Lee Golin
died: (August 21, 2006) in Tarrant County, TX
buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
census: On the 1930 census, he was (age 5) with his parents in Tarrant County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 15) with his parents in Tarrant County, TX
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