Descendants of Jacob Miller of
the Duchy of Wurttemburg

Miller

Generation #2

Anthony (1Jacob) Miller of Hardy Co (W) VA

Anthony Miller was born 11/9/1755 in Hampshire Co VA. We know of Anthony and his family from the Miller Family Bible which was found at the Miller homestead in Lost River, Hardy Co (W) VA.

The family is first found in 1772 when Anthony's father purchased the family's Lost River property in Hampshire (now Hardy) Co (W) VA.

In about 1778 in Hampshire (now Hardy) Co (W) VA, Anthony married Elizabeth Chrisman b. 5/24/1762 Hampshire (now Hardy) Co (W) VA.

. . .Anthony Miller, was a native of Hardy County, on Lost River, Va., and was all through the Revolutionary war. He was present at the massacre of Little Wheeling, Va., where but a very few escaped the tomahawk of the savages. He was Lieutenant of the company that followed the Indians to Little Wheeling.

    History of Wyandot County [OH], Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884, published in "Heritage Pursuit," Genealogy Web Site, 20 March 2005 <http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Wyandot/Wantrim2.htm> 23 June 2005.

[Wheeling] was originally settled by Colonel Ebenezer Zane and his brothers, Silas and Jonathan, in 1769, and from the first was made a place of defense against the hostile Indians. Fort Dunmore, erected in 1774, was planned by Colonel George Rogers Clark and used during Dunmore's War of that year. The fort was twice attacked during the Revolutionary war, once by British and Indians under the notorious renegade Simon Girty, Lord Dunmore having lost the favor of the Virginians, the name of the fort was changed to Fort Henry, in honor of Patrick Henry. The first siege and assault was in September, 1777, and it was at this time that Betty Zane, sister of Colonel Ebenezer Zane, ran the gauntlet carrying gunpowder to the besieged garrison, a deed of heroism that earned for her a place high in the annals of the border that will endure for all time. Fort Henry was besieged the second time in September, 1782, by forty British soldiers under Captain Bradt, and a large force of Indians. This was the last time the British flag was flown during an engagement of the Revolution, and is said to have been the last battle of that war.

    "Ohio County [WV]," West Virginians, Charleston WV: The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928, published in The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, Genealogy Web Site, 22 March 2005 <http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvwags/ohioco.txt> 23 June 2005.

Anthony and Elizabeth lived their lives in Hardy Co (W) VA, raising at least nine children. Anthony died 9/1/1831. Elizabeth died 3/10/1846, both in Hardy Co (W) VA.

10/28/1790 Hardy & Hampshire Co VA Religious Petition:
"All People that is for the Sale of the Gleeb are Desired to set their names down for ______ to be seal'd to ___tion:
ANTHONY MILLER, JACOB MILLER, JACOB CHRISMAN, MATTHIES WILKIN
THIS INDENTURE made this twentieth Day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven thousands and ninety four Between Jesse Claypool and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Hardy and state of Virginia of the one Part and Lional Branson of the County and state aforesaide of the other Part.
Witness: Anthony Miller, David Wilson, Jacob Miller
Miller, Anthony
# White males tithable   2  
# Black males over 16   0
# Black males 12 - 16   1
# Horses   7
Appraisement and Bill of the personal Estate of Ann Cahon Dc'd. May the 25th 1810:
A-------] to an order from the County Court of Hardy to us directed dated April Court 1810 we have appraised the personal Estate of Ann Cahoun dec'd 
[A------] to the above statement given under our hands this 25th Day of May 1810
Jacob Miller, Anthony Miller, John Harris
Males Born
After
# Miller Females Born
After
# Miller
45+   1 Anthoney 45+   1 Elizabeth
25-44 1775 0   25-44 1775 0  
18-25 1795 1 John 18-25 1795 0  
16-18 1802 0   10-18 1805 0  
10-15 1805 0  
to 10 1810 0   to 10 1810 0  
HARDY CO (W) VA WILL BOOK , VOL 3 (1819-1824), p. 143:
Estate Sale for George Wilkins, 12 Feb 1822 . Buyers include Abraham Barb, Abraham Fravel, Benjamin Fravel, Reuben Fravel, William Fravel, Anthony Miller, George Miller Sr., Jacob Miller, Jacob Miller of Shenandoah, John Miller, William Miller, Michael Trumbo, Caty Wilkins, Lydia Wilkins and others. Adms: George Wilkins and Jacob Wilkins.

    Children

    1. Rebeckah Miller

    2. Abraham Miller

Hardy Co (W) VA Marriages
Miller, Abraham Switzer, Margaret 9/25/1803 by John Monroe

    3. Leah Miller

    4. Isaac Miller

ISAAC MILLER, one of the most worthy and notable pioneers of this county, was born in Pendleton County, Va., May 24, 1818.

His paternal grandfather, Anthony Miller, was a native of Hardy County, on Lost River, Va., and was all through the Revolutionary war. He was present at the massacre of Little Wheeling, Va., where but a very few escaped the tomahawk of the savages. He was Lieutenant of the company that followed the Indians to Little Wheeling. His maternal grandfather was a native of the same county, was also a Revolutionary soldier, and a Methodist minister. 

Isaac Miller is a son of Isaac and Margaret (Lair) Miller, the former born in Hardy County, on Lost River, Va., October 26, 1784; the latter July 28, 1783. His parents were married in their native county and subsequently removed to Pendleton County, on the South Fork of the Potomac, where they resided until April 14, 1834, when they started for Ohio, and located on the Delaware Reserve, now within this county, where they remained two years, when they moved to the Wyandot Reserve, near where the town of Nevada is now situated. They first leased land in 1836 of Jacob Young, a Wyandot, on which land they resided seven years. They were the first white settlers of Eden Township; the father then purchased land-80 acres -with his son Lair, and after the death of his wife, May 29, 1845, resided with his son. He died February 21, 1862.

    History of Wyandot County [OH], Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1884, published in "Heritage Pursuit," Genealogy Web Site, 20 March 2005 <http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Wyandot/Wantrim2.htm> 23 June 2005.

    5. Jacob Miller b. 10/2/1786 Hardy Co (W) VA

    6. Andrew Miller

    7. Margaret Miller

    8. John Miller

Hardy Co (W) VA Marriages
Miller, John Fravell, Elizabeth 4/8/1819 by John Arnold 

    9. Michael Miller

Generation #3

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