Person:Henry Minor (3)

Henry Chotard Minor
m. 7 Jul 1829
  1. John Minor
  2. William John Minor, Jr.1834 - 1913
  3. Henry Chotard Minor1841 - 1898
  4. Francis Octave Minor1847 - 1915
  5. Katherine Lintot Minor1849 - 1923
m. 28 Apr 1875
  1. John Duncan Minor1876 - 1937
  2. Anne E. Minor1878 - 1893
  3. Margarett Gustine Minor1883 - 1937
  4. Henry Chotard Minor, Jr.1884 - 1885
  5. Mary Louise Minor1886 - 1961
Facts and Events
Name[1][3][4] Henry Chotard Minor
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 29 Sep 1841 Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Marriage 28 Apr 1875 West Feliciana Parishto Anna Louise Butler
Census[3] 1880 2nd Ward, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States
Death[1][5] 13 Mar 1898 Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Burial[1] Magnolia Cemetery, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Daily Advocate, 24 May 1898, p. 3

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find A Grave.
  2.   Unnamed newspaper.


    H. C. Minor, planter, Houma, La., who was originally from Adams county, Miss., born in 1841, is one of the best known men in Louisiana and has no superior, if an equal, in the state as a sugar planter. His father, W. J. Minor, was born in Mississippi in 1808, and was educated by private tutors. Although his homestead was in Adams county, Miss., he opened up land in Terre Bonne parish, La., as early as 1828, and soon became the owner of large tracts in that, Ascension and Concordia parishes. In 1864 he came to Terre Bonne parish and settled on the property now owned by his son, H. C. Minor. There his death occurred in 1869. He was not a politician, was of a retiring disposition and ever shrank from public notice. He was a sporting man and kept a stable of fine racing horses. He was married to Miss Rebecca Gustine, mother of subject, and this union was blessed by the birth of eight children--seven sons and one daughter. Mr. Minor was deeply interested in education and religious matters and was a strict member of the Episcopal church. His father, Major Stephen Minor, was a native of Carlisle, Penn., and was a major of the Spanish army, capturing Mobile, Ala., three times from the Indians. He settled in Mississippi and was (blank) to Govenor Gayoso, the first governor of the state. He took an active part in all affairs of a laudable nature and was public-spirited citizen. He was appointed by the government to run the lines between Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. His death occurred when he was scarcely sixty years of age. The Minors and Gustines are both of English descent. H. C. Minor was educated in the private schools of Mississippi and subsequently engaged in planting with his father, suceeding him in the plantation. He selected as his companion in life Miss Anna Butler, and their nuptials were celebrated in 1875. Mr. Minor has enlarged and greatly improved his plantation, and during the year 1890 he made 3,500,000 pounds of sugar, mostly yellow clarified. He has two sugar-mills, one six and the other five-roller, and the capacity about 150,000 pounds per day. He has two vacuum pens, one eight and the other ten feet, double and triple effect, and these have a capacity of 250,000 pounds per day. He has two bagasse burners and all other modern improvements. Mr. Minor affiliates with the republican party in his political views and is looked upon as the coming man. In 1889 he was a candidate for congress. He has been a member of the Episcopal church since 1859 and takes an active interest in religious works.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T9)
    Year: 1880; Census Place: 2nd Ward, Terrebonne, Louisiana; Roll: 472; Family History Film: 1254472; Page: 243B; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 0490.

    Birth date: abt 1841 Birth place: Mississippi Residence date: 1880 Residence place: 2nd Ward, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States _APID: 1,6742::6438354

  4. Hébert, Donald J. South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes. (Cecilia, Louisiana: Donald J. Hebert, 1978-1985)
    Vol. 8, p. 344, 14 Jul 1887.

    Minor, Rebecca Ann. d. 14 Jul 1887; m. William J. Minor. Children listed: Henry C.; Katherine L.; William; Francis O.; John. Petition for probate of will: 8 Aug 1887. (Houma Ct. Hse.: Succ. #790)

  5. Hébert, Donald J. South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes. (Cecilia, Louisiana: Donald J. Hebert, 1978-1985)
    vol 10 (1896-1899), 13 Mar 1898.

    Houma Ct. Hse.: Succ #901 Minor, Henry C d. 13 March 1898 m. Annie L Butler Children: John Duncan, 21 Margaret, 14 Mary, 11 Tutorship: 25 March 1898