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Col. James Minot was born 16 October 1694 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to James Minott (1653-1735) and Rebecca Wheeler (1661-1734) and died 6 February 1759 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Martha Lane (1694-1735) 14 November 1716 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth Wilder (1705-1779) 9 October 1735 in Brookfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Biography

Hon. James Minott, the fifth child [of James Minott and Rebecca Wheeler], was one of the most distinguished men of his times. He was a military officer about thirty years, and advanced to colonel, justice of the peace, representative, and a member of the King's Council;

From History of Concord:

"Hon. James Minott, the fifth child [of James Minott & Rebecca Wheeler], was one of the most distinguished men of his times. He was a military officer about thirty years, and advanced to colonel, justice of the peace, representative, and a member of the King's Council. He m. 1. Martha Lane 1716; had John, Rebecca (who m. Benjamin Prescott of Danvers), and James. His wife died 1735; and he m. again Elizabeth Merrick; and had Martha (m. Rev. Josiah Sherman of Woburn; Ephrain, Elizabeth who m. Rev. Daniel Rogers of Littleton 1763. Col. Minott d. Feb. 6, 1759 a 64."

Burial

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Burial: Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Massachusetts.

Gravestone Inscription:

Here lye the remains of Col. James Minott Esqr. who departed this life Feb. 6. 1759 in the 65th year of his age. He was of Honl. descent, early improved & advanced in Civil and Military affairs. Divers years represented this town at the General Court was a justice of the peace, and one of the hon. His Majesties Council for many years, which offices he sustained until his death. In all which stations and relations of life he behaved as the Christian, the Patriot, and the benevolent friend, and as he merited so he was much loved and honored in is life and lamented at his death. Memmento Mori. 'From death's arrest no age is free'

Vital Records

Concord Vital Records: Mr. James Minott of Concord & Mrs. Martha Lane of Billerica were married by Justice Minott November 14, 1716

Brookfield Vital Records: Mirick, Mrs Elizeb and Maj. James m. October 9, 1735


Marriage & Family

James Minot married first, Martha Lane (1694-1735) in 1716; had John, Rebecca (who m. Benjamin Prescott of Danvers), and James. His wife died 1735; and he m. again, Elizabeth Merrick; and had Martha, [who] m. Rev. Josiah Sherman of Woburn; Ephraim, and Elizabeth, [who] m. Rev. Daniel Rogers of Littleton 1763. Col Minott d. Feb. 6, 1759, a 64. (History of Concord)

1st Marriage: Lane

James Minot married first, Martha Lane (1694-1735) in 1716; had John, Rebecca (who m. Benjamin Prescott of Danvers), and James.

  1. Rebecca Minot (1709-1761) - md Mr Prescott, Parents of US Founding Father Roger Sherman (1721-1793)
  2. John Minot (1717-1802)
  3. James Minot (1726-1773) - Militia Captain
  4. Martha Minot (1738-1739)
  5. Elizabet Minot (1738-1820)

2nd Marriage: Wilder

Daughter of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Stevens) Wilder.

1st she married Tilley Merick. They wed in Lancaster, MA, on Nov. 28, 1722. 3 Children

2nd she married James Minot Jr. They wed in Brookfield, MA, on Oct. 9, 1735.

2 Children (b. in Concord, MA) Martha, Feb. 1, 1737-8 - June 18, 1739 Ephraim, June 17, 1742 - Sept. 14, 1794

3rd she married Rev. Daniel Rogers. They wed in Littleton, MA, on April 9, 1763.



Children


Offspring of Col. James Minot and Martha Lane (1694-1735)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rebecca Minot (1709-1761) 1709 Massachusetts 8 October 1761 Massachusetts Benjamin Prescott (1716-1778)

John Minot (1717-1802)
James Minot (1726-1773) 20 January 1726 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 2 August 1773 Rebecca Stow (c1729-c1751)
Rebecca Blanchard (1729-1766)
Betsy Sherman (1728-1800)

Martha Minot (1738-1739)
Elizabet Minot (1738-1820)

Offspring of Col. James Minot and Elizabeth Wilder (1705-1779)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Martha Minot (1738-1739)
Ephraim Minot (1742-1794)

Siblings


Offspring of Rev. James Minott and Rebecca Wheeler (1661-1734)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Minot (1694-1759) 16 October 1694 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 6 February 1759 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Martha Lane (1694-1735)
Elizabeth Wilder (1705-1779)

Rebecca Jones Minot (1684-1738)
Lydia Minot (1685-1743)
Mary Minot (1689-1760)
Timothy Minot (1692-)
Elizabeth Minot (1696-1764)
Martha Minot (1699-1762)
Love Minot (1702-1772)
Mercy Minot (1702-1793)
Samuel Minot (1706-1767)

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