Nicholas Minor was born 250 years ago – April 19, 1763 – in Loudoun County, Virginia. Nicholas was the son of John Minor and Elizabeth Elzey. He married Elizabeth Brewer, daughter of Henry Brewer. Nicholas and Elizabeth had 12 children: John, Elizabeth, Henry Lee, Fanny, Malinda, Eleanor, Lucretia, Lavinia, Benjamin Franklin, William, Elzey and James Minor. The family moved to Nelson County, Kentucky.