James E. (Jim) Minter
- Born: 1 Apr 1831, Dyer's Store, Leatherwood Community, Henry Co., VA.
- Died: 30 Aug 1862, Second Manassas at age 31
from: http://webpages.charter.net/chamberlayne/minter/mnotes.htm Minters of Henry County by Donald W. Chamberlayne : firstname.lastname@example.org
James E. Minter
"Jim" Minter appeared in the census of 1850 as age 20, a farmer, with wife Caroline, 21, residing in the household of her parents, Joseph and Caroline Eggleton. No children of the surname Minter were listed. In 1860, the census showed him as 32, farmer, with Matilda, 32, and six children. These findings suggest a year of birth between 1827 and 1830 for Jim, and between 1828 and 1830 for Matilda Caroline Minter. Ken Storm gives the date April 1, 1831 for Jim's birthdate and August 30, 1862 for the day he was killed in action at Second Manassas (unit unknown).
The 1870 census found his widow, M. C. Minter, age 40, with five children still at home, and in 1880 she was listed as the mother-in-law in the family of her daughter Chaney Nancy, 21, whose husband, and head of the family in the census, was John T. Compton, 21, a farmer. This daughter was identified as Nancy, age 4, in 1860; as Chaney N., 13, in 1870; as Chaney, 21, in 1880; and as Nancy, 43, in 1900.
A son of John Tyler and Chaney Nancy (Minter) Compton was James Buchanon Compton ("Buck"), born 1879-80 (age 19 in 1900 census), who married Ella Hodges. A few steps down the descendancy chart from them is a great-grandson, Seth Compton, who provided valuable information on this part of the Minter family, along with three photographs cited elsewhere. Seth would be a "person to contact" except that we have lost contact with him and can only hope that he will find this document and get back in touch.
American Civil War Soldiers <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: James Minter
Enlistment Date: 16 Mar 1862
Enlistment Place: Henry County, Virginia
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 16 March 1862. Enlisted in Company F, 42nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 16 Mar 1862. Killed Company F, 42nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 30 Aug 1862 at 2nd Manassas, VA.