Facts and Events
William Miller was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- H-192: William Miller of Augusta County, 380 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Washington. On River Cacapehon, adjoining Edward Hogan. 7 Aug. 1752. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 62].
- Page 452.--18th August, 1752. John Dunbarr, farmer, to Wm. Miller, farmer, of Frederick Country. On Lost River of Calaphon, from Fairfax, 412 acres. Delivered: Francis McBride, January, 1754. Teste: Robert Renick, John Erwin.
- Page 134.--19th August, 1752. John Dunbar, Wm. Miller of Frederick County 412 acres on Lost River of Cacaphore. Consideration is " good causes and composition to me paid and annual rent hereafter reserved to Lord Fairfax." Same exceptions and provisions as above.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 164.--5th December, 1752. William Miller and Christian, to John Miller. Delivered: Jno. Miller, Jr., 3d February, 1755, on Lost River, alias Caccapheton, from Fairfax; corner Edward Hogan, 380 acres. Teste: Samuel Newman, Jacob Woodley, William Caryl.
Estate Records of William Miller
- Vol. 1 - MAY 16, 1754. - (195) David Miller qualifies Admr. of his father's (Wm. Miller) estate.
- Page 43.--16th May, 1754. David Miller's bond as administrator of Wm. Miller, with sureties Geo. Henderson, Jno. Allison.
- Page 58.--16th May, 1754. David Miller's bond as administrator of Wm. Miller, with sureties Geo. Henderson, Jno. Allison.
- Page 110.--15th April, 1755. William Miller's appraisement, by Wm. Carraven, Hugh Mills, Richard Carr--3 bonds on Richard Reed, Edward McDonald; 3 bonds on William Beard, Wm. Miller, Jr.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1746. - (65) William Miller, an idle vagrant person and a man of loose behavior--with George Hall, surety-bond.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 19, 1746/7. - (155) Lucus Morgan (servant of Wm. Miller) imported from Ireland under 19 years and in this Colony above 6 months.
- Vol. 1 - MAY AND AUGUST, 1748. - John Preston vs. William Miller.-Attachment, 20th November, 1747.
- Vol. 1 - 1749: 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.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1749. - William Hughs vs. William Miller.--Abates by death of plaintiff, 1749.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 24, 1750. - (373) Joseph How directed to set up sign posts and keep it up with these: John Elswick, Andrew Viney, John Dunbarr, William McBride, Francis McBride, Robert Denton, James Thomas, James Scot, James Hamilton, William Miller and Valentine Sevier.
- Page 252.--2d July, 1750. Richard Ticktom's will--Wife, Rose, the mare that was Frederick's; son, Joseph; son, Richard; daughter, Mary; daughter, Nanny (the horse at John Miller's, and cow at Ben Hass). Teste: Wm. Miller, Thos. West, John States. Presented by Rose Ticktom, 28th August, 1750, and witnesses summoned. Proved, 20th February, 1750, by States, and Rose qualified administratrix, with sureties Daniel Love, James Hamilton. (No bond here.)
- Page 291.--25th December, 1750. John Hays' will, plantationer--Wife, Rebecca; three sons; son, Andrew; son, Charles; son, John (land on Roanoke Joining William Miller's plantation); nephew, John Hays, Jr. (Rebecca Hays, daughter to son John); daughter, Jenett Mills; nephew, (?) Rebeckey Gumes; nephew, Robert Lusk; nephew, James Hays, son to son James; legatee, Robert Lusk; legatee, Abigail Hayes, alias Kinseys. Executors wife Rebecky and sons Charles and Andrew. Teste: James Buchanan, Saml. Hayes, James Moore. Proved, 26th February, 1750, by all witnesses, and Charles and Andrew refuse to administer, and Rebecca qualifies with sureties (no bond appears).
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1753. - (76) Road ordered--Wm. Carravan, overseer--from Charles Millicons to Wm. Carravan's, with these workers: Wm. Ralston and his sons, Charles Millicon, James, Joseph and Edward McDonald, Joseph and David Robinson, James Galliad, Archd. Graham, David Miller, Hugh Mills, Richard Kerr, Wm. Miller, Wm. Graham, David and Joshua McCormick, Tobias Smith, Steven Rentfro.