OUT THE CATORS IN MARYLAND/VIRGINIA/DC:
William: 1770-1808, died at St. Mary, Battersea, Surrey, England
NOTE: Important possibility! In the death certificate for John and Elizabeth Minto's daughter, Margaret Minto Northrup, it lists her birth mother as Elizabeth Swetten. I have found nothing to date to support this concern!
JOHN MINTO was born 1803 in Hull, Yorkshire England. On May 20, 1820 he married an Elizabeth Ditchburn who was born during 1801 in Bedale, Yorkshire, England also. They married at Chester, County Durham on May 20, 1820.
John & Elizabeth had 5 children in 18 yrs, all born in England:
4) Robert Minto was born 1843 in England. He came with his parents/family to America in 1858:
5) Thomas Minto was born in June 1849 in England; he passed away on 30 November in 1902 in Ginter, Clearfield County, PA. Thomas married Sarah Ann Cowperthwaite in 1869 and they had 8 children within 25 years. He was a coal miner. Thomas died at 53 and is buried in Brisbin, PA. NOTE: If the immigration info below for the family is correct, then Thomas was only 2 when he immigrated into America on July 8, 1858; this means he was born about 1856 and not in 1849. They came to America on the Ship Wyoming from Liverpool, England.
By 1860 census they are living in Monroe, Bradford, PA. They had 5 known children including William Mark Minto (1830-1909) who in the 1860 census lived next door to his parents John and Elizabeth. (Generation 2). Mark was married to Ann and had William and Joseph as their two children in 1860 census:
JOHN MINTO (JR.) who was born about 1840.
In the 1870 Census Elizabeth is 69 and living in Towanda, Bradford County, PA. Elizabeth is living with her son Mark who is 40 and his wife Annie who is 34. Elizabeth's grandchildren in the home are William (13), Joseph (11), Elizabeth (7) and Mark (4) plus baby Margaret who is just under one year of age.
Elizabeth and John Minto gravestones at Cole Cemetery in Monroeton, Bradford County, PA. Find A Grave Memorial# 138699723 and # 138699661
As a kid,
Lonnie recalls visiting Mark's large house which overlooked the
current Suitland Parkway; part of the land covered a portion of present
day Andrews Air Force Base.
This may be the Christening info on Mark Minto:
WILLIAM MARK MINTO married ANNA LEWIS, daughter of HUMPHREY LEWIS and ELIZABETH POOLE around 1857. Annie was born the day after Christmas in 1834 in Pennsylvania, a slightly delayed "Christmas present". Her father was born in Wales; her mother in England. Annie died 1921 on Halloween in Suitland, MD - more than a decade after her husband died there. William Mark Minto never became a citizen of the United States after he immigrated to America. When he lived in Chicago IL, he is said to be the inventor of Eisen Glass used, for example, in wood stoves; he purchased nearly 900 acres in Suitland around 1880 with the patent money. William Mark Minto died 14 Oct 1909 in Suitland, PGC, MD.
1) SON: WILLIAM MARK MINTO, Jr. b. Dec 1857 in PA
2) SON: JOSEPH SWEETEN MINTO, b. 15 Mar 1859, Tioga County, PA; he was still living in Towanda PA during the 1870 census, but by the time he died on 25 Sep 1931 he and his family were living in Suitland, MD, where Joseph died. He married EMMA JANE PECK Sep 11, 1883, daughter of HAMMOND PECK and EMMA BURNS. She was born 11 Dec 1866 in Kane County, IL, and died 09 Aug 1916 in Providence Hospital, Washington DC.
3) DAUGHTER: ELIZABETH MINTO, b. Dec 1863 in PA; Never married as of 1930 Census.
4) SON: MARK MINTO b. Mar 1866 in PA. married
5) DAUGHTER: MARGARET IRENE "MAGGIE" MINTO, b. Oct 9, 1869 in PA. She married BENJAMIN BADEN CATOR (a CATOR LINE). Baden and Maggie lived in Prince George's County, MD and had the following children:
Living on the same street (street name unknown, but listed on same page) is the family of Joseph and Emma Minto and their daughter Jennie Blanche (See Children of Generation #4 below). Also living with them is Joseph's brother, William. Emma is born in Illinois to a Scotland born father and an English born mother. Joseph works as a Market Gardener. Blanche attends school. Brother William is a Farmer.
1) Dau. JENNIE BLANCHE MINTO m. BENJAMIN ALOYSIUS WALLS:
Daughter Jennie Blanche Minto was born on the 20th of December in 1885
in Suitland, Prince George's County, MD. She died in 1965 on
August 18th in Frederick MD. She and her husband are buried in
Washington National Cemetery in Suitland, MD.
In 1918 he was a farmer. He was a trucker for SE Express in 1937 Directory for DC and the 1930 Census.
Benjamin's WWI Draft
His WWII Draft Registration Card indicates on the back side that he had a fractured vertebrae, was 5'7" tall, 168 lbs., with a ruddy complexion, brown eyes and gray hair. Below is the front side of the card. from which we affirm that he was born March 9, 1882 in Brandywine MD and now lives in Anacostia, DC at the age of 60. He works at Walls Store in Suitland (likely he or another family member owns this store).
From the 1930 Census in Suitland, MD, we learn that Benjamin and
Jennie live next door to her parents Joseph S. and Mary C. Minto.
They all live on Suitland Road. There are still 9 children living
at home with Ben and Jennie, ranging in ages from 1.5 years to 25.
Ben is a laborer for "Express". Louis works in an auto body repair
shop. Ben R. is a florist. Ethel works in a cafe and Robert
in a bakery. None of the others work outside of the home. Joseph Minto next door continues to work as a farmer. It should be noted
that Joseph may have been a widower as he married a Mary C. at age 61,
when Mary was 41.
Note: Two sons are Louis "Buck" Joseph Walls (1905 - 1974) and Benjamin Richard Walls (1907 - 1988). See right column for grave of Buck Walls. Benjamin Richard Walls was born July 31, 1907 in PGC, MD and died in Charles County MD Nov. 24, 1988. He married Mary Emma Smith (1912 - 2008) and had children Emma Marie Walls Dove (1931 - 2009) and Benjamin Eugene Walls (1940 - 2009). Benjamin Richard Walls is buried at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf MD.
2) Dau. LILLIAN ANNA MINTO m. ARTHUR LAWRENCE LATIMER
ï Born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA 1883, Lillian Anna Minto married Arthur Lawrence Latimer 7 Jul 1904 in Washington DC per Ancestry.com. District of Columbia, Select Marriages, 1830-1921
They had two children:
Mom, Mrs. Lillian Anna Minto Latimer, died on August 14, 1908 in Silver Hill. She was just 25 and her youngest daughter was about 7 months old.
Dad, Arthur Lawrence Latimer, son of John Walter Latimer and Eliza Rebecca Richardson, was born December 13, 1881 in Silver Hill, MD. He died August 5, 1947 in Suitland, MD. They are buried at St. Barnabas Church Cemetery in Temple Hills, MD, where we have some Cator kin buried. His parents were John W. Latimer (1857-1935) and Eliza Rebecca Richardson (1863-1935). I do not believe Arthur Lawrence Latimer ever married again.
In the 1910 census for the 6th District of Prince George's County (Silver Hill Road), Arthur is living with his brother-in-law's family (Jesse Swan, his wife Effie who is Arthur's sister, and the Swans' 1 year old daughter Augusta); Arthur is a widow. Arthur works as a saloon keeper. The very next home is that of Arthur's parents, John and Eliza Latimer. John and Eliza raising four of their 7 living children and are also raising Arthur's daughters, Viola and Lillian. See 1910 Census clipping below:
Note: This is likely 4461 Silver Hill Road in Suitland, MD
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Children of Jennie and Benjamin Walls
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