Minor, Joseph (Woodbury), 1672 - 1774

Colonel Joseph Minor (1672-1774), the son of Captain John Minor and Elizabeth Booth, was an early settler of Woodbury, Connecticut.  He served in preparing men for the French & Indian War, and held many civic positions.  A representative to the Connecticut General Assembly for thirty-two sessions, he was the Woodbury town clerk for twenty-eight years, justice of the quorum for fourteen years, and judge of the Litchfield probate court for thirty years.  Minor also rose through the ranks of the colonial militia, attaining colonelcy in 1728.
Cothren, History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut, Vol 1: 62; Vol 2: 876.  Dwight C. Kilbourn, The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1709-1909 (Litchfield, CT: Dwight C. Kilbourn, 1909) 142

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