Ephraim Mingus

#6147, b. 29 Sep 1794, d. 7 Feb 1847
Last Edited:8 Aug 2016
FatherJohn Jacob Mingus Sr. b. about 1774, d. between 1840 and 1850
MotherSarah Angaline Riker

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthEphraim Mingus was born on 29 Sep 1794 at Germany (?)1,2
Census1800, male 00-10Based on age, it is possible that Ephraim Mingus was counted as a free white male under the age of ten, in the household of Jacob Minges on the 1800 Federal Census at Lincoln County, NC.3
Census1810, male 10-16Based on age, it is possible that Ephraim Mingus was counted as a free white male 10 to 16 years old, in the household of Jacob Minges on the 1810 Federal Census at Haywood County, NC.4
MarriageEphraim Mingus married Sophia Ellis on 13 Jun 1814 at Haywood County, NC.5,6
Census1820Ephraim Mingus at age 25 was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1820 Federal Census at Haywood County, NC. Based on known or estimated ages, it is possible that the following also lived in the household: Sophia Ellis, free white female 16 to 26 years old. In addition, there were a free white male and female under the age of ten, probably their children.7
DeathEphraim Mingus died at age 52 on 7 Feb 1847 in Swain County, NC.1
BurialEphraim Mingus is buried on a small mountain within the Cherokee Reservation in an area called Big Cove. This cemetery has no name, is not maintained, and is very difficult to locate.8,1

Citations:

  1. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S342] "Ancestors of Fay George Smith and Amy Jewel Anderson" to Joyce B Rivette. Held by Melissa Fay Jones.
  3. [S1429] 1800 U.S. Census. NC. Lincoln County. population schedule.
  4. [S1433] 1810 U.S. Census. NC. Haywood County. population schedule.
  5. [S1436] North Carolina Marriage Index, 1741-2004. Website. Online http://www.ancestry.com
  6. [S575] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  7. [S1435] 1820 U.S. Census. NC. Haywood County. Population schedule. Digital images.
  8. [S1481] Rick Mingus. E-mail message, Jul 2016.