Saturday, October 26, 2013


Amos Miner responded to the Lexington Alarm April 22, 1775, fighting the British under the command of Capt. Daniel Tilden.[1] He was nineteen years old.[2]
Amos Miner enlisted at Roxbury Massachusetts.[3] He served part of the twenty months active service documented in his pension under Capt. Throop and Col. Burrill, as a private and a sergeant with the Connecticut troops.[3]
"Amos Miner, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was the third son of Jesse Miner. He was one of the 1,500 volunteer troops that took possession of Bunker Hill on the night of June 16, 1776, helped to throw up the entrenchments, was in the thickest of the battle on the 17th and among the last to leave the field when ordered to fall back."

He gave vivid descriptions of many incidents of this memorable battle. He went on an expedition to Canada, was wounded while in the service and was granted a pension after the close of the war."

Following is the official record of the Revolutionary service of Amos Miner: Department of Interior --- Bureau of Pensions --- Washington, D.C. "Battles engaged in ---Bunker Hill."[3][4]
He is listed in the Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83, on December 14, in the area of North Castle, New York, in the Third Regiment, under the Command of Col. John Ely; in Holm's Company, under the Command of Capt Thomas Holms. The note refers to wages and sauce money.[5]
Amos Miner married Mary Rowley, on December 14, 1780.[6]
On May 1, 1818, Amos Miner made application for a pension due to his service in the war. He was living in Brighton, New York. He was sixty-two years old. He began receiving his war pension as of the 1st of May, 1818.[3]
Amos Miner was buried at the Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.[7] [8]
His widow, Mary Rowley Miner, made application and received a pension for the service of her husband.[3]

Amos is the brother of Goldi-bear's 6x great-grandmother.  I wrote the above profile at WikiTree, where you can see his family tree, which goes back to 1525.

  1. Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83; Lexington Alarm Lists page 150: online digital records published by
  2. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) page 302; REF Vol 2, page 34
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 National SAR #11348; Wisconsin state SAR #198
  4. Find A Grave Memorial# 94078009; Created by: M Carter Record added: Jul 23, 2012
  5. Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83; Lexington Alarm Lists page 150: online digital records published by Ancestry
  6. Family Data Collection - Individual Records; online digital records published by Ancestry
  7. Index to the Burial Places of Revolutionary Patriots in and around Ontario County, New York; 2nd Ed. compiled by Preston E. Pierce, Ontario County Historian; published by the Office of the County Historian Division of Human Services, Ontario County, Canandaigua, New York 1996
  8. Find A Grave Memorial# 109522687; Created by: daryl verstreate, jr; Record added: Apr 25, 2013

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