Facts and Events
Jacob Miller, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 113.--28th January, 1751. Nicholas Null of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, to Jacob Miller, Jr., 400 acres, on So. River Shanandoe, Peaked Mountain, Boon's Run. Teste: Jacob Nicholas, Valintine Pence, Henry Dooley.
- Page 515.--17th February, 1761. Elizabeth Thomas, infant, only daughter and heir-at-law of Jacob Thomas, deceased, by John Madison, her guardian, to Jacob Miller, Jr. Whereas Jacob, in 1751, purchased of Nicholas Null 185 acres on Cub Run on Shanandoe River for £25 sometime prior being purchased by Null from Jacob Thomas and it was agreed that Jacob Thomas should convey to Jacob Miller, but Thomas died intestate, leaving Elizabeth, only child and heir; chancery suit brought, and on May, 1755, decree for conveyance by Elizabeth, 185 acres, part of Francisco's 3000 acres, and whereon said Miller now lives. Delivered: Jacob Miller, May, 1769.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 308.--16th June, 1752. Jacob Miller, Jr., to Nicholas Null, 400 acres on S. R. Shanando. Between Peaked Mountain and South River; Boon's Run. (Note: same tract as above).
- Page 267.--26th February, 1776. Jacob Miller and Elizabeth ( ) to Conrad Futch. Delivered: John Futch, November Court, 1776. (Note: Conrad Fudge was the younger brother of Elizabeth, Jacob Miller's first wife).
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 265.--17th May, 1767. Same by Jacob Miller, Jr., his attorney, to Jacob Shell, same recital, 300 acres on New River, patented to Ebenezer, 7th November, 1752. Delivered: John Burk, June, 1768. (Note: refers to this preceding record:
- Page 262.--17th May, 1767. Ebenezer ( ) Wascoat, of South Carolina, and Jacob Shell, of Augusta, to Jacob Lorton. Ebenezer Wastcoat, late of Augusta County, but now of Berkeley County, South Carolina, sometime before his removal from Augusta County agreed to sell to Jacob a tract of 666 acres on Crab Creek, a branch of New River and received from Jacob £40, and afterwards (on 9th February, 1767) he gave a power of attorney to Jacob Shell to execute deeds to Jacob Lorton, purchased by Ebenezer James Patton, 14th January, 1754; corner Palser Smallser. Delivered: Thos. Dunn by your order, October, 1767..
- Page 14.--17th August, 1768. John Bear and Kartharine ( ) to Francis McBride, £190, 200 acres on Linvell's Creek, part of 500 acres patented to William Linwell and by him conveyed to Joseph Bryant, 20th August, 1746, and by him to Jacob Crisman, who conveyed 300 acres thereof to said Francis McBride and by him to said John Bear, 17th March, 1746, 200 acres whereof is bounded, viz., corner Josiah Boon's part. Delivered: Jacob Miller, 7th August, 1771.
- Page 334.--11th April A. D., 1769 (vid p. 150, supra.). The moveable effects of Isaac Brackfield. deceased, sold at public auction as follows, viz: Drs. William Barefield, John Bear, Anthony Rader, Michael Lamb, Jacob Holman, Mathias Rader, Jacob Miller, Conrad Humble, Michael Kintner, Thomas Pickens, James Johnson, Christopher Brackfield, George Kintner, Saml. Nicholas, Rese Thomas, Martin Craider, Adam Rader, Sr., George Trumbo, James Cain, James Beggs, Michael Hannegam, Jacob Brackfield. (Note: this would have been Jacob Miller, Jr., as Jacob, Sr. had died before).
- Page 328.--Isaac Brackfield's estate settled by Jacob Miller--Paid a minister's stipend. (Note: this would have been Jacob Miller, Jr., as Jacob, Sr. had died before).
- Page 322.--18th June, 1770. Uriah Humble and Charity ( ) to his son, Conrad Humble, £30, 220 acres in Brock's Gap on Dry River patented to James Baggs, 12th January, 1746, and by him conveyed to Uriah. Teste: Jacob Miller, Conrad Custer, John Thomas. Delivered: Jno. Ruddle, 10th May, 1784.
- Page 370.--13th December, 1770. Henry Coffman's estate appraised, by Abraham Bird, Jacob Miller, &c.
- Page 473.--17th March, 1772. Paul Custard's (signed Kuster) bond (with Jacob Miller) as administrator of nuncupative will of Conrad Custard.
- Vol. 2 - Daniel Smith's Delinquents and Supernumeraries for 1773: Martin Crawford, Jacob Keil, Jacob Miller, poor body; James Randolph, Martin Smith, James Stuart, John Coffison, John David, twice returned; John Paris, twice returned; Elijah Garton, William Hawkins, John Higgins, Edmund Harris, Benj. Kindley, John Logan, John McClure, John Trotter, Jr., Bethuel Kerse, Henry Luther, Sam'l Munsey, Skidmore Munsey, Michael Morris, George Morris, Jacob Mocks, Andrew McFerson, Mathias Rader, twice returned; Henry Runyan, Abraham Rozaman, Thomas Cleyton, Jno. Rice, Benj. Robinet, John Clark, Jno. Sutter, Jno. Davis, Robt. Smith, Wm. Matticks, Peter Cephas, George Silas, Peter Shuck, Aaron Vinsky, Jno. Wamsley, Thos. Dooley, Edward Ferrel, Troy Joseph, Benj. Wheaton, Phillip Wingot, Jacob Yarlos, John Crawney, John Waid, twice returned; John Briggs, Henry Gragg, Dennis Cohoson, John Cain, Wm. Crueshorns, Wm. Coler, Abraham Compton, Morris Custard, John Cummins, Elias Hawkins, Morris Runyan, Peter Sircle, Valentine Sevear, James Marshell, Constable; Tunis Van Pelt, twice returned; Timothy Waran, Jacob Booser, Thomas Borer, Jeremiah Burns, Zachariah Bryan, Jacob Christes, Peter Vaughan, James Cunningham (blind), Charles Ramsey, Jno. Sleath, Wm. Crow, Wm. Smith, Jno. Faires, Jno. Sriver, David Hutson, Jno. Lambert, Jr., Jno. Lambert, Barnet Moise, Jonathan Watts, Francis McBride, twice returned.
- Page 231.--22d _____, 1774. Christopher Kislinger's estate appraised by Jacob Nicholas, John Seller, Jacob Miller.
- Page 404.--26th December, 1774. Stephen Hansbarger's will--To wife, Uashel (Rachel?); to sons, Adam, Henry, Stephen, Conrad, Robert. Executor, son Adam. Teste: John Zimmerman, George Zimmerman, Adam Carpenter, Jacob Miller, Leonard Zimmerman. Proved, 19th March, 1776, by Jacob Miller and Geo. Carpenter. Executor qualified.* (No bond recorded.)
Information on Jacob Miller, Jr.
Name: Jacob Miller
Given Name: Jacob
Birth: Abt 1726 in Faukner's Swamp, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Death: 13 Apr 1806 in Monroe County, (West) Virginia
Event: Jefferson Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Alt. Birth 12 May 1728
Event: Tulpehocken Lutheran Church, Jefferson Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania Christened 26 Sep 1728
Change Date: 14 Apr 2006 at 09:17
Jacob, Jr., born in 1726, died 1806, married twice: First, Elizabeth Fudge in 1746 who bore him 9 children; 8 living to maturity. She died 3-13-1777, after they crossed the Allegheny Mountains and settled on Rich Creek just west of the present village of Lindside, Monroe Co, WV. Second, Margaret Sullivan, Who bore him 7 children.
Church records, 1730-1846 Christ Lutheran Church (Jefferson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Church record of Christ Church in Tulpehocken, Berks County, Pennsylvania Croll, P. C. (Philip Columbus) , b. 1852 Evangelical Lutheran Congregation at the Tulpehocken nearby the Northkill Early, J. W. (John W.)
Birth Index: Southeastern Pennsylvania 1680-1800
Name: John Jacob Mueller
Child's Birth/Baptism Date: 12 May 1728
Location: Tulpehocken Lutheran Church Jefferson Twp, Berks, Pennsylvania
Father: John Jacob Mueller
Mother: Mrs ??? Mueller
Mother's Comments: Wife
John Jacob of John Jacob Mueller and wife, b. May 12, 1728 ; bapt. September 26, 1728. Sponsors: Fredr. Wm. Beckle and Christopher Haist and Joseph Rohr and Joh. David Bauer.
Rich Creek, Greenbrier, West Virginia is now Rich Creek, Monroe, West Virginia
Place Greenbrier, West Virginia
Notes 1777, created from Botetourt and Montgomery counties (Virginia).
Place Monroe, West Virginia
Notes Created from Greenbrier County in 1799.
This is why Jacob and Elizabeth look like they are buried in two different areas.
Jacob Miller, born in 1728, grew up on in his father's home on the farm in PA, but later relocated to Rockingham County, VA. He is said to have been a very strong, well-proportioned man a full six feet in height. His wife, Elizabeth, could stand under his outstretched arm without her head touching his arm. He was a farmer but was also considered a first-rate blacksmith. He and Elizabeth were married in 1748 had nine children: Jacob, Charles, Mary, Elizabeth, Katherine, Barbary, John, and George b. 10/05/1774.
The family moved to Rockingham County, Virginia in 1775. Two years later in 1777, Elizabeth died.
Jacob Miller Our Immigrant By Donna M. Hull Page 15
In the name of God Amen. The 13 day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred. I, Jacob Miller , of the county of Monroe and the state of Virginia, being in perfect health and strength of mind though weak and in firmed in body, and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men to once die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say.
Item One I will and require that all my just debts (which a re bur few) shall be speedily and punctually paid
Item Two: I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Miller, the 3rd part of Dower of that part of land I now live on. That I bequeath to my son, Joseph Miller; or her option to be decently and conveniently supported by my son, Joseph Miller in either choice, for and during her natural life, except the latter then to be during her Widowhood. Also her choice of one horse, one feather bed to be her actual property and at her disposal as well as a child part in all of my personal property.
Item Three: I give and bequeath to my son, John Miller, all that tract of land I bought of John Houchins, Sen. lying on the dry fork of Rich Creek, containing 200 acres by patent. Also the balance of patent on the Fork and above the aforesaid mentioned land, the residence of which I formerly deeded to John Houchins SR., and is now in the possession of his heirs to be in the full and actual possession of my son John Miller and his heirs forever, with this Reserve, it is my will and I do require the same that the first mentioned tract of 200 acres on which there is a noted Lick called Clay Lick is in the possession of my son John Miller in case it should be the wish of him or any of my sons in the State and County to make Trial for Salt at the said lick, they all Viz my son, John Miller, George Miller, Peter Miller and Joseph Miller, shall if they choose be equal A dainturesy in loss of profit of the attempt, and if any of my sons aforesaid should think not to be proper not to be the Expense of searching for salt at the said Lick in case of success they are not to have any share of the profit.
Item Four: I give and bequesth to my son, George Miller, all that tract or
Father: Jacob Miller b: Abt 1702 in Hesselbach, Hessen, Germany
Mother: Margaret 'Catherine Or Charlotte' Mueller b: Abt 1704 in Germany
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Fudge b: Bef 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia
Married: 7 Nov 1758 in Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
- Mary Margaret Miller b: Abt 1759 in Augusta County, Virginia
- Elizabeth B. Miller b: Abt 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia
- Charles Miller b: Abt 1762 in Augusta County, Virginia
- Catherine E. Miller b: 28 Dec 1764 in McGaheysville, Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
- Jacob Miller b: 17 Nov 1765 in Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
- Anna Barbary Miller b: 12 May 1766 in Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
- John Miller b: 5 Aug 1771 in Greenville, Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
- George Miller b: 5 Oct 1774 in Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
- Unknown Miller b: Bef 1777
Marriage 2 Margaret Sullivan b: Abt 1759 in Augusta County, Virginia
Married: 16 Mar 1778 in Greenbrier (Monroe) County, (West) Virginia
Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
- Peter Miller b: Abt 1781 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
- Ellen Miller b: 10 Jan 1784 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
- Joseph Miller b: 5 Mar 1786 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
- Margaret Miller b: 6 Mar 1788 in Wolf Creek, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
- Sarah Miller b: Abt 1790 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
- Rhoda Miller b: Abt 1796 in Greenbrier (Monroe) County, (West) Virginia
- Daniel Miller b: 6 Jan 1799 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
The Thomas [Walker1]-Thomas [Walker2]-James [Walker3] lineage is well supported by the Will of Thomas Walker Sr and by a huge lawsuit in Orange Co VA where a slave sued for his freedom. This lawsuit also establishes the identity of the 2 wives of Jacob Miller SR (Elizabeth Fudge and Margaret Sullivan) and the parentage of Catherine Miller Walker. It is a very interesting document.