Facts and Events
Windle Miller was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Land Acquisition in Patterson's Creek, Virginia
Records of Windle Miller in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 307.--3d December, 1757. Vendue held at Michael Stump's, on South Fork in Hampshire County, by Anthonv Reager, Peter Thorn, administrators of Christian Dousher--To Peter Heath, Thos. Crawford, Tobias Thorn, Michael Oxer, Lazarus Thorn, Philip Moore, Jr., Jno. Welton, Henry Couchman, Simon Hornback, Philpole Yeokham, Abraham Wise, Jno. Cock, Adam Rutherback, Harmus Hook, Conrad Moore, Thomas Singleton, Martin Job, James Hornback, Adam Harpole, Jonathan Coburn, Leonard Knave, Thos. Parsons, Sr., Nicholas Smith, Gaisper Reed, Michael Earsest, Sr., James Taff, Henry Miars, Ruda Bozard, Wm. Jennings, Jno. Varrill, James Parsons. Solom Hedges, Windle Miller, Peter Hive, Henry Shipler, Peter Andrew, Stophel Hoofman, Thos. Crawford, Benj. Scott, Andrew Byarly, Mary Smith, Henry Mook, Philip Hupp, John Mason.
- Vol. 2 - Michael Miller vs. George Miller--O. S. 60; N. S. 20--Bill, 25th August, 1797. Bill in Hampshire 1793. From Hampshire County. Windle Miller, father of Michael and George, was killed by Indians, leaving seven other children. One girl was oldest, defendant next. Windle was entitled to a lot in Patterson Creek Manor. His wife remarried and died 29th August, 1790-1791. Anna Maria Miller qualified administratrix of Windle Miller in Hampshire 16th February, 1764. She married Michael Waxler before 14th April, 1767.
Information on Windle Miller
From National Register of Historic Places, WV Culture:
The Burlington area was part of the original land mass granted by Lord Fairfax. Commonly referred to as the Patterson Creek Manor, this land grant was used by Lord Fairfax as his fish and game preserve. Joe Neville surveyed the nine thousand acre area for Lord Fairfax in 1773. Burlington appears to have been located in lot six. The Burlington area was part of Hampshire County until 1866 when Mineral County, Burlinton's present location, was created from Hampshire County. This must be taken into account as one attempts to research the area's history, as records remain in borh places. Of course, the area has its own George Washington story. He passed through the area with General Braddock as they were marching in the French and Indian War.
Tales of some of the early residents in the area, such as about Timothy Corn, the troublemaker/liar of the community, have been passed down. Logically, Indians were also in the area. Numerous points and several skeletons have been unearthed at Fort Hill, a farm situated four miles south of Burlington. There are only two recorded instances of trouble; one is the death of Wendle Miller, the other is the death of Patrick McCarty, who was burned at the steak on Patterson's Creek. A marble slab marks the spot.
From Rootsweb.com post:
There is no conection for the Wendel Miller killed in Hampshire co Virginia and the Rowan county Wendel Miller. This is all in the Rowan County Register Volume 7 No 3.
Both Families are explained in detail in the before mentioned Rowan County Register with family data and sources in Germany etc.
Wendel Miller of Rowan co arrived PA with his Father and mother and siblings on August 27 1739 aboard the Samuel. The orginal German church records are cited.
- Morrison, Charles. Early Land Grants and Settlers Along Patterson Creek.
Not all who left returned, and not all who remained lived to see the restoration of their county. E. L. Judy in his History of Grant and Hardy Counties lists fifty or so names of settlers killed in what was then Hampshire County.33 In addition, there were more than thirty wounded or taken prisoner. From this and other sources it is possible to identify perhaps seven of these casualties as having occurred along Pattersons Creek, but Washington's writings lead to the melancholy conclusion that there were more.
Amongst them were:
:Charles Keller (or Sellars), killed near Fort Ashby
:Oliver Kremer, killed near Short Gap
:Charles McCarty (s/b Patrick), killed near Fort Cocke
:Wendle Miller, killed near Fort Cocke
:Vincent Williams, killed near Williamsport
:Two girls, surnames Flaugherty and Williams, taken prisoner; later returned