Hello - I believe I can help you. Several sources have provided me with the following:
Original ancestor, Andrew Menzies/Minzes (Mings), born 1730 in Scotland, died in Rowan County, North Carolina.
One of his sons was:
Joseph Minzes, Sr., b. 4-9-1755 in Charleston, South Carolina, d. 4-14-1849 in Saline County, Illinois, buried in Franklin County, Illinois; m. 10-26-1779 in Rowan County, North Carolina to Margaret Buttram, b. 1761, d. 12-27-1787 in Rowan County, North Carolina (see BUTTRAM family tree).
I have more on his line if you have need of it.