Person:Christian Muhleissen (1)

Christian Godfried Muhleissen
  • F.  Christoph Muhleissen (add)
  • M.  Maria (add)
m. bef. 1731
  1. Christian Godfried Muhleissen1731 -
  • HChristian Godfried Muhleissen1731 -
  • WMary Unknownest 1740 -
m. abt. 1760
  1. Henry Muhleissenest 1760 -
  2. Christopher Muhleissenest 1763 -
  3. William Muhleissenest 1765 -
  4. David Muhleissenest 1775 -
Facts and Events
Name Christian Godfried Muhleissen
Alt Name Christian Godfrey Milliron
Alt Name Christian Godfried Mühleisen
Gender Male
Birth[1] 08 August 1731 Evangelisch, Flacht, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg, Germany
Marriage abt. 1760 to Mary Unknown

Christian Muhleissen (Milliron) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Arrival to America

Christian Muhleissen, along with Christoph Mühleisen, are listed the passenger list on the Ship "Restoration", that landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 9 October 1747; James Hall, Captain, from Rotterdam, last from Leith - inhabitants of the Palatinate and Places adjacent. [Source: A Collection of upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 to 1776; Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Second Revised Edition, 1876, Philadelphia; pp.177].

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 480.--20th October, 1763. Same (From John ( ) Harger and Agness ( ), of Louisa County) to Christian Godfrey Miliron, £36, 140 acres, part of 400 acres formerly belonging to John in Forks of James, Andrew Brown's line. Teste: Andrew ( ) Brown, Wm. Holman ( ). Delivered: Wm. Foster by your order, February, 1768.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 298.--15th May, 1767. Christian Godfrey Miliron and Mary ( ) to James Bailey, £5.10, 16 acres, part of the tract whereon Miliron now lives; Wm. Halman's line; corner James Bailey's former survey. Teste: Thomas Ratlif. Delivered to William? per order, 1st January, 1796.
  • Page 106.--5th July, 1768. Christian Godfrey Milliron and Mary to Joseph Cooper, £50, 124 acres on North Branch of James River in Forks of James, corner James Bailey; David Little's corner. Teste: Isaac Ward.

Processioning List of 1765

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 383.--1765: John Paxton and Abraham _____ report as follows, viz: For Joseph Walker, for Jno. Sommers, for Robt. Moore, for Saml. McClure, for Saml. Moore, for Jno. Taylor, for Christian Milliron, for Edmond Crump, for James Welch, for Wm. Paxton, for James Davis, for James Allison, for Richard Woods, for Joseph Lapsley, for James Campbell, for John Paxton, for William Hall, for George Campbell, for James Trimble, for Wm. Foster, for William Holeman, for James Bailey, for Andw. Brown, for James Edmiston, for James McLang, for John McKnight, for John McCallom, for Patrick McCallom, for Peter Wallace, for John Moore, for Abraham Brown.

Records of Christian Muhleissen (Milliron) in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Pt. 2. - Attachment bond, George Taylor vs. Christian Milliron, 6th April, 1753.
  • Page 541.--8th March, 1764. Michael Fenney and Cathrine ( ) to William Foster, £120, 365 acres in Fork of James on which Michael now liveth; corner Samuel Moore and Samuel McClure, Holman's line, McDowell's land. Teste: John Eger, Christian Godfrey Milliron. Delivered: Wm. Foster, 1768.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 20, 1764. - (392) Christian Godfrey Milliron bound to appear on suspicion of murder of John Mathews--appeared and judgment that tho' the facts are not fully proved, yet the Court have some reasons for suspecting him--bound to next March Court.
  • Page 442.--23d October. 1765. Settlement recorded of estate of John Mathews, by Sampson and George Mathews--19th July, 1764, to 1 bad double loon (doubloon) passed by Jas. Huston, and returned; 17th November, paid Stephen Arnold a debt due his son James; 4th December, paid James Trimble for holding 2 inquests and constables' fees; paid Alex. Walls. Contra--18th April, 1764, by gold sold; 1st September. 1764, by burned silver, by Randall Lafone (?), by Christian Miliron (uncertain whether can be got). (Note: this appears to be the last record of Christian Milliron in Augusta County. Although apparently acquitted, it is likely he left the area in light of the suspicion of killing John Matthews, Jr. and his family).

Information on Christian Muhleissen (Milliron)

From "A History of Rockbridge County", by Oren Frederic Morton, pg. 68:

There were instances where some white scoundrel would disguise himself as an Indian and perpetrate an outrage. Such may be the explanation of the tragedy of the home of John Matthews, Jr., the nature of which recalls the Pettigrew horror of 1846. Sampson Matthews made oath that his brother John, his wife and their six children were burned to death in their house. A neighbor named Christian Godfrey Milliron was arrested on suspicion and held for trial at the capital. We do not know the result, but Milliron seems to have been acquitted.

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Re: Christian Milliron, Augusta, VA 1760s Posted by: Shirley Smith Date: October 08, 2001 at 08:46:22 In Reply to: Christian Milliron, Augusta, VA 1760s by Ralph Jenkins of 301

Christian Godfrey Muhleissen was born abt. 1730. He married Mary? abt. 1763 Immigration 1747 on ship "Resturation" landed in Phi8ladelphia. Took oath of Allegiance to the English Crown 1747. Moved: 1753, traveled from Pennsylvania down Great Road (Now route 11 into Valley of VA. Property 1764 purchased land on north side of Maury River Lexington, VA. Children: David, William, Henry, Christopher. David m. Elizabeth Moulds, Aug. 8, 1797 in Botetourt Co. Va. daug. of Jacob Moulds. William m. Elizabeth McDonald, Sept. 21, 1787 Rockbridge Co. Va., Henry m. Elizabeth Wall May 29, 1780 Botetout Co. VA family line in Bedford and Franklin Counties, Christopher m. Abigail Wall Apr. 8, 1785 Botetourt Co. Va. Don't know answer to other question. Hope this helps. Let me know. I do have other information. My line decends from David and Elizabeth. Shirley

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