James Miller, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
- H. James Miller, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAest 1712-1722 -
- W. Catherine (add)
m. est. 1735-1745
Facts and Events
||James Miller, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
||to Catherine (add)
James Miller was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James Miller's land (Beverley Manor NE, 300 acres, 1751 and another tract nearby, 44 acres, 1749) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note that land of John Miller (210 acres, 1747), brother of James Miller, is located nearby to the southeast).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 61.--19th August, 1748. Andrew Mitchell and wife Mary to James Miller, Beverley Manor. (# of acres not listed)
- Page 71.--20th August, 1748. David Steward (Stuart) to James Miller, 57 acres in Beverley Manor; Beverley Manor; corner John Henderson. Margaret, wife of David. Teste: Robert Davies, John Hutchinson.
- Page 441.--17th February, 1749. Same (from William Beverley) to James Miller, 44 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner John Henderson. Corner James McCurtle. Corner James Breckenridge. Stuart's old survey. Delivered: George Bigham, 24th March, 1757. (Note: this tract appears on the Hildebrand Map with no acreage listed due to its small size)
- Page 276.--28th May, 1751. Wm. Beverley (by Lewis and Madison) to James Miller, taylor, 300 acres in Beverley Manor, Mill Place.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 200.--26th March, 1754. James Miller and Catherine, his wife, to Israel Christian, 300 acres in Beverley Manor, conveyed by Beverley to Miller May, 1751. Col. Beverley's Mill Place line.
- James Miller on 1st August, 1754, sold the 57 acres (in Beverley Manor acquired on 20 August 1748) to Jones Henderson (as mentioned in Vol. 2 Chalkley's record below)
Records of James Miller in Augusta County, VA
- August 20, 1746 - (74) Cap. Daniel McAnaire to be overseer of above road with following tithables: Samuel Wallis, Alexr. Crawford, John Elliott, David Trimble, John Hogshead, Alexr. Gardner, Sampson Archer, Alexr. Gibson, Robt. Davis, Thomas Gardner, Walter Trimble, John Sixby, David Stuart, Ro. Renix, Francis Gardner, John Trimble, Thomas Beard, Ro. Gilkason, John Archer, James Bell, James Mills, James Dyer, Charles Clendening, Wm. Hogshead, Ro. Ralstone, John Moffet, Saml. Lusk, James Phillips, Danl. Brealey, Mathew Edmonston, James Trimble, John Ferguson, Wm. Anderson, John Spears, John McKenney, Wm. Brady, Ro. Armstrong, James Miller.
- Page 333.--13th August, 1747. William Beverley to John Miller, £10.2.2; 210 acres in Beverley Manor on a branch of Lewis Creek; corner David Stuart; corner to James Miller. Witnessed and proved as above.
- (undated, prob. between 11 April, 1749 and 19 May, 1750)
- We petitioners, being the frontier inhabitants of this colony, labor under great inconveniences for want of a road being opened from our settlement towards the landing, and there being (as we presume) a sufficient number of inhabitants to open one, we therefore humbly pray that your worship will be graciously pleased to take our case under your serious consideration and grant an order for a road to be opened from Zachariah Callhouns, on Reedy Creek, and thence to the Buffalo Lick and from thence the nearest and best way to Woods River, at the upper end of a small island below the mouth of the Little River, and thence towards the forks of Meadow Creek, and thence to the top of the dividing ridge between Woods River and the South Fork of Roanoke, and that John Vance and Alexander Sayers be appointed to mark and lay off said road from said Callhouns to Woods River, and that John Stroud and James Conley mark and lay off from thence to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc. That John McFarland and Joseph Crockett be appointed overseers to open and clear said road from said Calhoun's to Woods River, with the subscribers and the adjacent inhabitants and that William Crispe and William Pellem be appointed overseers from Woods River to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc., and we, your petitioners, shall pray. Hendery Battan, Jacob Goldman, Jacob Goldman, Frederick Cadock, John Scott, John Combe, Samuel Stonacie, Robert McFarland, John Stead, Mordecai Early, John Downing, Charles Sincler, Wiliam Sayers, William Hamilton, Robert V(N)orris, Samuel Mountgomery, Andrew Lynam, James Macee, James Heris, Robert Miller, John Miller, Robert Allcorn, William Miller, John McFarland, Joseph Crockett, Val. Wilcher, Humberstone Lyon, James Miller, Stephen Lyon, Thomas Barnes, James Willy, John Vance, Alexander Sayers, Jacob Cassall, John German.
- Page 204.--28th February, 1750-1751. Wm. Beverley (by Lewis Madison), to James Brown, ordinary keeper. In Beverley Manor, part of Mill tract (1550 acres), whereon the Court House stands. Beverley's line; James Miller's line. Term 61 years, 260 acres.
- MAY 23, 1750. - (371) Road ordered from Ezekiel Calhoun's to Wood's River thence to Top of Ridge between Wood's River and the South Fork of Roanoke. John McFarland and Joseph Crockett to be surveyors of former, and Wm. Crisp and Wm. Pellam, of latter part, with tithables, and the following: Henry Batton, Mordecai Early, John McFarland, Jacob Goldman, John Downing, John Goldman, Charles Sinclair, Nathaniel Wilshire, Wm. Sayers, Jacob Goldman, Wm. Hamilton, Humbertson Lyon, Frederick Carlock, Robert Norris, James Miller, James Cave, Saml. Montgomerie, Steven Lyon, John Conley, Andrew Linam, James Willbey, Saml. Stanlick, James Maies, Robert McFarlin, James Harris, John Vance, John Stride, Robert Miller, Alexr. Sayers, John Miller, Jacob Castle, Robert Alcorn, John Forman, Wm. Miller.
- MAY 21, 1752. - (254) James Miller appointed Constable in Staunton.
- AUGUST 20, 1752. - (315) Mary Goldman, widow of Jacob refuses to administer. John Bingman, Ro. Norris, James Cohoon, and James Miller appd. appraisers of Goldman.
- To the Worshipful Court of Augusta now sitting: We, the inhabitants of this County, have long felt the smart of the great indulgence the ordinary keepers of this County have met with in allowing them to sell such large quantities of rum and wine at an extravagant rate, by which our money is drained out of the County, for which we have no return but a fresh supply to pick our pockets. We, your petitioners, humbly pray your worship to put a stop to the said liquors, which would encourage us to pursue our laborious designs, which is to raise sufficient quantities of grain which would suffciently supply us with liquors and the money circulate in this County to the advantage of us, the same. We hope that your worships will discover to us that you have a real regard for the good of the County, and lay us under an obligation to pray for your prosperity. Robert Stevenson, James Hamilton, Alexander Walker, James Robertson, James Stevenson, John Christian, Alexander Blair, Thomas Shiels, Robert Christian, Thomas Stewart, James Allen, Joseph Hanna, Francis Beaty, Mathew Lyle, Archibald Reah, John Walker (?), Samuel Downey, Daniel McAnair (McEvear), Robert Spears (Syers), Daniel Danison, Robert Moffet, Alexander Henderson, Andrew Hamilton, John Finley, Thomas Beard, Archibald Armstrong, William Mackan, James Campbell, John Vance, John Archer, James Reburn, Alexander Gibson, William Lewis, George Scott, Joseph Bell, James Coyl, William Logen, Samuel McCune, John Caruth, Patrick Hays, Robert Sayers, Andrew McCombe, James Montgomery, James Scott, George Crawford, John Allen, Edward Spear, James Brown, John King, John Anderson, William Logan, Patrick Campbell, Jacob Lockhart, Sam Wallace, James Knox, John Carlile, Charles Campbell, Mathew Harper, John Jackson, James Miller, John Hutcheson, William Palmer, Samuel Love, James Miller, John Henderson, Zachariah Bell (Belche), Andrew Ewin, John Thompson, Loftus Pullin, James Gay, Alexander Craig, Thomas Teat, William Wallace, John Wilson, Alexander Ritchey, James McGee. John Thompson, Samuel Calhoon, John Trimble, Alexander Thompson, William Snodon, Newman McGonigle, John Trimble, Archibald Allison, John Brown, William Thomson.
- MARCH 25, 1754. - (142) Road to James Miller's on Reed Creek. (Note: this may have been a different James Miller)
- AUGUST, 1756 (B).- Thompson vs. Henderson.-- James Miller testifies that he was witness to a bond given by Michael Henderson to Samuel McElvenay for cattle, which said Henderson and Jeremiah Thompson drove from the Waxhows Creek in Carolany, about 1st of June, 1755.
- Page 379.--5th April, 1760. Wm. Beverley (by Lewis and Madison) to John Coningham of Staunton, ordinary keeper, 107 acres, part of Mill tract; 1550 acres joining the town whereon Court House stands; corner James Brown's leased land; James Miller's line; Col. Lewis's lot, 99-year term, 1750. Teste: John Hutchison, Jno. Hutchison, John B. Thompson.
- Vol. 2 - Randolph's administrator vs. Kenny et alias--O. S. 300; N. S. 107-- Bill, 20th July, 1812, by William Randolph of Wilton. On 7th April, 1808. he sold to Chesley Kinney 331 acres in Augusta. Kinney claims deficiency. In 1747 Robert McClenachan sold said tract to David Stuart, who sold 57 acres to James Miller 20th August, 1748, yet on 14th February, 1763, sold the whole tract to John Miller. James Miller on 1st August, 1754, sold the 57 acres to Jones Henderson, who sold to John Parris 18th August, 1778. John Miller conveyed whole 331 acres to orator 18th October, 1784. David died, testate, in Augusta, leaving son John, now of Greenbrier; daughter Sebiny, alias Tibbey, alias Tabitha Stuart; daughter Elizabeth, who married Richard Woods of Albemarle, by whom she had 3 sons, William, George and Richard Woods; stepdaughter, Mary Pall. Sebiny Stuart married Samuel Williams of Greenbrier, by whom she had a son Richard and a daughter ____, who married Thomas Creigh of Greenbrier. Mary Pall left one child, a daughter, Mary, who married Cornelius Maupin and lives in Albemarle. John Miller died, intestate, leaving children, viz: Patrick, James and Sarah Miller. Sarah married Joseph Henderson of Augusta and had children, viz: John, Robert, Joseph, William, Sally, Jane, who married Alexander Buchanan, and Mary, who married Robert Morrison. Patrick and James Miller live in Bath. John and James Miller were brothers. John Stuart has a son Lewis Stuart. John Young deposes, in Augusta, 15th June, 1818, he knew John and James Miller. James was son of John. Deponent is 81 years old last March. He came to this country when 4 years old and has lived 6 miles from Staunton ever since. He was grown when he knew the Millers. Deponent is son of Hugh Young, who was security for Randal Lockhart, deputy sheriff, who defaulted in failing to return a writ of election and suit was brought. 15th June, 1818, William Robertson deposes, in Augusta, David Stuart's children and widow lived with Gen. George Mathews, who married a stepdaughter of David's; daughter of Mrs. Stuart, deponent. Captain is rising 70 years.