John Miller, Sr.

Male Abt 1735 - 1826


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  • Name  John Miller, Sr. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  Abt 1735  Faulkner Swamp's, Montgomery Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 May 1826  Greenville, Monroe Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Probably on Indian Creek where he settled and lived, near the later village of Greenville.
    Buried  Miller-Halstead Cemetery, Monroe Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10610  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  19 Jan 2018 

    Father  Jacob Miller, Sr.,   b. Abt 1702, Hesselbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1772, Augusta Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret C. Mueller,   b. Abt 1704, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F357  Group Sheet

    Family  Barbara Mauzy,   b. 1744, Warrenton, Fauquier Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1819, Greenville, Monroe Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1765 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Miller,   b. 26 Sep 1767,   d. 1835
     2. John Miller,   b. 1767, Monroe Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Boone Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Michael Miller,   b. 1 Jan 1770, Linville, Rockingham Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, Greenville, Monroe Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jacob Miller,   b. 8 Sep 1771,   d. 1825
     5. Henry Miller, Sr.,   b. 16 Jan 1774,   d. 1862
     6. Adam Miller,   b. 12 Jul 1778, Monroe Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1844, Monroe Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. George Miller,   b. 16 Nov 1780,   d. 1815, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Daniel Miller,   b. 1782, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Boone Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Moses Miller,   b. 15 Jun 1785, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Boone Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Jan 2018 
    Family ID  F356  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    John Miller - Revolutionary War Soldier
    John Miller - Revolutionary War Soldier
    gravestone
    John Miller
    John Miller
    early gravestone

  • Notes 
    • John was born to Jacob and Margaret Miller from Hesse, Germany in Falkner's Swamp north of Philadelphia. He was christened at the Tulpehocken Lutheran Church in Berks County on November 23, 1733. His family moved to Linville Creek in the Shenandoah Valley about 1750, nearly the same time the Lincolns and Boones also moved there from Berks County. John then married Barbara Mauzy of Fauquier County about 1765. They moved their family to Indian Creek near Greenville in what was then Botetourt County, Virginia, probably after his father Jacob had died in 1772 and maybe with Valentine Cook of Linville Creek in 1773. John helped build Cook's Fort 1/4 mile west of Greenville, where some of their 10 children were born. This Fort was used to muster the Botetourt County Militia for the Point Pleasant Battle in 1774 and was a refuge from the Indians whenever they attacked. Their farm grew to 983 acres in what became Monroe County in 1799 and their Miller-Pence Farm and Miller-Halstead Cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

      Oren Frederick Morton's 1916 book "A History of Monroe County" says John once thought he could see a plumed head from a distance as he heard a turkey gobbling noise. Thinking an Indian was trying to lure him from his house, he went out the back door with his rifle, took a circuit of nearly a mile, then came up behind the still gobbling Indian and shot and scalped him. Morton also said Panther Hollow on Indian Creek was named when John heard a piece of bark fall from a tree and looked up to see a panther ready to spring, so he quickly fired and killed it.

      In 1777, John served in the Revolutionary War with Captain John Preston in the Montgomery County Militia and is #A208591 in the DAR Register, which has his birthdate as ca1735. In 1780, he also served as a Greenbrier County juror after it was formed in 1777. John was then buried as J. M. in the Miller-Halstead Cemetery, when he died in 1826 at the age of 93.


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