Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Meet My Brick Wall ~ John Benjamin Field Minott

John Benjamin Field Minott is one of my children's 4th paternal grandfather's and he drives me CrAzY! I have been researching him since 1980. I can find census records, a few of the census records I am unsure of because of the location listed in the census record. I have been unable to find a marriage record for him and his wife, Susan C. Cox. Census records list his occupation as a planter. Slave census records seem to support that he may have had a very large plantation.

John was too young to have served in The War of 1812 and died before the Civil War started. It is possible that he fought in the Seminole Wars but as of yet I have found no evidence to support this.

John and Susan were married about 1824 or 1825. I have the following children for John and Susan: Susan Jane Minott (1826-1905) and she never married; Mary Elizabeth Minott* (1829-1911) and she married Constant H. Rivers; Anna Coffin Minott (1832-1904) and she never married; Margaret Anne Minott (1832-1833); William Butler Minott (1836-1898) and married Anna Margaret Chaplin; John Cox Minott (1838-1887) and he married Harriet Kinloch Lowndes; Eliza Dill Minott (1838-1845); Thomasine C. Minott (1843-1920) and Eugenia Perry Minott (1844-1845).

Are you researching the Minott Family of Charleston, South Carolina? If so, please leave a comment or contact me through Facebook and let's see if we can help each other.


  1. I feel your pain. My great grandfather, Isaac Townes, was born in London, England, about 1848 to a mother born in Ireland and a father born in France. First record of his life in the US was his marriage to my great grandmother in 1881. I will do some sleuthing for you. Take care. Michael L. Townes

    1. Thank you, Michael! I always appreciate your help and suggestions!