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Minor, Brown, Ridling and Newkirk Family
Posted by: Vicki Newkirk-Hall Date: September 12, 2000 at 15:54:28
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J. L. Minor is my G Grandfather. J.L. was born 4 Oct 1849 and died in Wise Co., Texas on 26 Nov 1928. He married Emma B. Markham (on gravestone it says "Emmer Minor"). Emma was born 11 May 1851 in Wilson Prairie, Wise Co., Texas and died 21 Oct 1906 in Wise Co., Texas. I'm not sure how many children they had however, I do have photos of all mentioned including two children named Joseph Birt Minor and Leslie Minor.
Joseph was my grandfather (I never met him and my Mom, Willie B. Minor didn't know her father, Joseph until she was about 12 yrs old.)
The following are persons buried in Bridgeport, Wise Co., Texas.
Minor Albert L. 1898-1933
Headstone with Joe Birt
Minor Joe Birt 1882-1947
Headstone with Albert L.
Minor Joseph M. 1873-1911
Headstone with Willie E.
Minor Walter I. 1902-1911
Minor Willie E. 1872-1947
Headstone with Joseph M.
The brother of Joseph is Leslie Minor. I am told by the family that there are two sisters named Fannie Minor and Zora (Zora married a Shawn).
Joseph (Joe) married my lovely Grandmother, Cora Myrtle Brown b. 15 Dec 1886, d. 12 Dec 1974 in Arlington, Tarrant Co., Texas.
Joseph and Cora had six children named Quilla Pearl, Gladys, Audrey Faye, Willie B., Ruby and a son named Earl.
Cora's parents are William Benjamin Brown, buried at Wilson Prairie Cemetery in Wise Co., Texas. William was born 1861 and d. 1931. William was married to Mary Hannah Ridling b. 1866 and d. 1936.
William and Mary had Cora Myrtle, Ophelia Pearl (married to Henry Peyton Houchins), Della Belle (married a John Dunn), and Earl who married Minnie Nall. Earl and Minnie had 13 children.
William and Mary may have had more children that I am not aware of however, I do not have official records of them yet.
There is a private Minor family website which I would allow any Minor family to join if they send me their birthdate and email address. The photos I have are on this site.
ANYONE who knows of information about the Minor, Brown, Ridling or Markham families, please contact me at vickihall@swbell.net
I have heard that the Minors also came to Wise Co. from Denton County, Texas. My mother remembers stories about the Minors from Fannin County too.

MINOR, AUDREY FAYE (Still living)
MINOR, EARL (-ABT 1960 DIED IN TEXAS)
MINOR, GLADYS (STILL LIVING)
MINOR, J. L. (4 OCT 1849-26 NOV 1928) BURIED AT WILSON PRAIRIE CEMETERY, WISE COUNTY, TEXAS
J. L'S WIFE, EMMA B. MARKHAM (11 MAY 1851-21 OCT 1906) EMMA WAS BORN IN WILSON PRAIRIE, WISE COUNTY, TEXAS AND DIED IN WISE COUNTY, TEXAS
MINOR, JOSEPH BURT (1882-1947) (MY MOTHER'S DAD)
MINOR, LESLIE
ETHEL MINOR (13 FEB 1891-30 AUG 1901) BURIED AT WILSON PRAIRIE CEMETERY, WISE COUNTY, TEXAS
MINOR, QUILLA PEARL (4 JAN 1903-1929 MAY 1993 BURIED IN TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS)
MINOR, RUBY VIRGINIA (Abt 1908 IN WISE COUNTY, TEXAS-23 OCT 1997 ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, BURIED IN DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS)MARRIED TO WESLEY VERNEL WOODRUFF
MINOR, WILLIE B. (Still living) MARRIED BILLY WAYNE NEWKIRK (24 MAY 1928 PARKER COUNTY,TEXAS-1 NOV 1962 ANNETTA, PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS)
If you know anything about any of these individuals OR are related to them, please contact vickihall@swbell.net
Thanks in advance!




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