I have no idea if my Minor ancestors could be related to William John Minor. The farthest back I can get is my paternal gg grandfather James Bernard "Cappy" Minor (Parents both unknown but born in France according to his death certificate)b Feb 1839, d 20 Jan 1920 Codington County South Dakota. Oral family history says he left Nova Scotia Canada at age 11 and sailed to the US on his own. In 2 US census he lists his birth place as Canada and in 2 other US census it is listed as Wisconsin. He was married to Phoebe Churches. His children were John J, William Jesse (my ggrandfather) and Julius Earl-all born in WI. If you might have information regarding this family please reply to my e-mail at email@example.com
. I am related to George Alfred de Sepsos Trenholm who was from Charleston, SC (during the Civil War-he is the live person Rhett Butler was fashioned after) so I thought the Minor's might have been related in the South also. Purportedly we are related to Gen Robt E Lee also through my gg Grandmother Ruth B. Lee b 24 Aug 1840 d 06 May 1911 but I have not been able to connect this thread.
Rhonda (Minor) Vieth