Person:John Miller (329)

John Miller, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
b.BEF 1717 Ulster, Ireland
d.Bef. 16 October, 1787 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
  • F.  Miller (add)
m. est. 1710-1717
  1. James Miller, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAest 1712-1722 -
  2. John Miller, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VABEF 1717 - Bef 1787
  • HJohn Miller, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VABEF 1717 - Bef 1787
  • WMartha Unknown
  1. Patrick MillerABT 1736 - bef 1815
  2. James Miller, Sr.BEF 1738 - BET 1812 AND 1814
  3. Sarah MillerABT 1740 -
  4. Martha MillerABT 1742 -
  5. Margaret MillerABT 1743 -
  6. Francis MillerABT 1744 - bef 1776
Facts and Events
Name John Miller, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? BEF 1717 Ulster, Ireland
Death? Bef. 16 October, 1787 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia

John Miller was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


John Miller's land (Beverley Manor NE, 210 acres, 1747) 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 two tracts acquired by James Miller, John's brother, are nearby to the northeast and southeast).

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • 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.
  • Page 517.--19th May, 1748. £23. Robert Black to John Miller. 200 acres, part of Beverley Manor, conveyed by Beverley to Robert, 25th September, 1741; corner to William Skillern; Manor line. Teste: Wm. Preston, Wm. Jameson, Wm. Kerr. Acknowledged, 19th May, 1748.
  • Page 131.--18th November, 1761. John, James and Moses Green, of Culpeper, to John Miller, £180, two tracts, 500 acres each, on Linvell's Creek known as lots No. 4 and 5, lot No. 4 conveyed to grantors by Jose (s/b Jost) Hite, et als, 5th February, 1746; lot 5 conveyed to Robert McCay, 11th February, 1746, both part of 7,009 acres patented to Hite, et als, MDCCXLXXXIX. (Note: not sure this is the same John Miller).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 310.--31st January, 1750. John Miller to Robert McClenachan, Gent., 200 acres in Beverley Manor, bought of Robert Black, 1748; corner Wm. Skellern.
  • Page 301.--13th March, 1756. John ( ) Miller to David Stuart (Stewart), £50, 210 acres in Beverley Manor and sold to John by Beverley, 13th August, 1747. Cor. David Steward's land; cor. James Miller.
  • Page 401.--18th October, 1784. John Miller and Martha, of the Cowpasture, to William Randolph, eldest son and heir-at-law and residuary legatee of Peyton Randolph, late of Wilton, in Henrico County. (Note: was this the same John Miller or another?).

Records of John Miller's Estate in Augusta County, VA

  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 16, 1787. - (407) Admn. of John Miller granted his son, Patrick Miller.
  • Page 97.--20th February, 1788. John Miller's estate appraised by Thos. Femster, Jno. Kinkead, William Dickey. (Note: as stated in other records, John Miller died intestate (without a will)).

Records of John Miller in Augusta County, VA

(Note: there was more than one John Miller in early Augusta County, some records do not apply to this John Miller, but may be a relative, perhaps his father or an uncle).

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 33.--18th February, 1746. Elizabeth Skileren qualifies administratrix of her husband, Wm. Skileren, with sureties Robert Black, Jno. Miller. Recorded, 18th March, 1746.
  • Page 170.--16th August, 1749. John Johnston's appraisement by John Miller, Adam Rider, Thomas Moore.
  • Page 200.--9th November, 1749. Wm. Graham's appraisement, by Saml. Hodge, John Miller, Wm. Elliot.
  • Page 327.--9th April, 1751. James Robinson's will, yeoman--Wife, Mary, and her daughters; two youngest sons, Isaac and Jonathan (Isaac is the older); son, James; son, David, 300 acres on Shanando River where he now lives. Executors, wife Mary and son David. Teste: James Williams, John Miller, John McDonald. Proved, 28th May, 1751, by McDonald and Miller, and Mary qualifies executrix, with sureties John Bryan and John Dobikin.
  • Page 417.--25th January, 1752. Cornelius O'Bryan's appraisement, by Peter Scholl, John Miller, Michael Warren.
  • Page 31.--21st March, 1754. John Miller's bond as administrator of Jas. Jones, with sureties David Stewart, Walter Davis.
  • Page 165.--26th June, 1754. Accounts against estate of James Hamilton--To a cryer, 12 pence in the pound; to the corroner, £l, 2, 8. Going to Balhaven for Dunbar's deed. List of proven accounts vs. James Hamilton's estate--Wm. McGee; Jno. Miller, Danl. Cummings, John Dunbar.
  • Page 322.--15th August, 1759. Catherine Miller's bond (with Jacob Miller, Jno. Miller) as administratrix of Henry Miller.
  • Page 42].--18th November, 1760. Margt. Luney's bond (with James Litherdale. Jno. Miller) as administratrix of Peter Luney (Looney).
  • Page 54.--18th August, 1761. Daniel Looneys (Luney) appraisement, by George Adams, Thos. Ramsey, John Miller--Two nurseries of apple trees. Due by John McFall.
  • Page 55.--18th August, 1761. Peter Luney's appraisement, by Geo. Adams, Thos. Ramsey, Robt. Montgomery--Cash, etc. Due by Jno. Miller, Thos. Ramsey, Joseph McMortry, Wm. Boyd, Wm. Bird, James Ledderdale, David Luney.
  • Page 73.--19th August, 1761. John Miller, David Miller, George Adams' bond for Mary Miller's administration of John Ingles' estate.
  • Page 245.--18th May, 1762. William Pickins' ( ) bond (with John Miller, Andrew Bird) as guardian'(appointed) to Samuel Scot, orphan of Samuel Scot.
  • Page 361.--20th November, 1764. William Black's bond (with Jas. Knox, Jno. Miller), as administrator of Alexander Black.
  • Page 460.--19th August, 1766. Andrew Miller's bond (with Israel Christian, Benj. Hawkins) as administrator of Jno. Miller. (Note: is this John Miller a relative? More research necessary, includes the next two records)
  • Page 5.--9th September, 1766. John Miller's estate appraised, by James Rowland, Saml. McRoberts et als.
  • Page 13.--20th May, 1767. John Miller's estate settled by Israel Christian and Andrew Miller, executors--To Dr. Thos. Loyd.
  • 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 (Paul). 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.

Information on John Miller

ID: I25451 Name: John Miller Sex: M Birth: in Ulster, Ireland 1 Death: ABT 1786 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia 2 3 Immigration: ABT 1737 from Ulster, Ireland to Virginia with wife and brother James 1 Event: a militiaman in Captain John Smith's Company Military Service 1742 1 Event: Military Service 1756 French and Indian War as a member of Captain George Wilson's Company 1 Probate: 1788 Augusta Co., Virginia 3 Note: JOHN MILLER (????-1784/7) AFN:

BIOGRAPHY: John Miller John Miller first bought 210 acres of land in Augusta County, Virginia, on 13-Aug-1747 from William Beverley for $35. It was on the Lewis Creek, a tributary of Christian Creek, east of Staunton, Virginia, in "Beverley Manor", not in the "Cowpasture River Area" as stated by Hunter F. Armentrout.

Marriage 1 Martha [Miller] b: in Ulster, Ireland Children

  • Patrick Miller b: ABT 1737 in on board the trip to America
  • James Miller Sr b: 1732/1738 in Augusta (Bath) Co., Virginia c: 11 Mar 1742 in Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Meeting House
  • Sarah Miller b: ABT 1740 c: 11 Mar 1742 in (by Rev. John Craig), Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Meeting House (died young)
  • Martha Miller b: ABT 1741 c: 11 Mar 1742 in (by Rev. John Craig), Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Meeting House
  • Margaret Miller b: ABT 1743 c: 6 Jul 1743 in (by Rev. John Craig), Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Meeting House
  • Francis Miller b: ABT 1744 c: 21 Sep 1744 in (by Rev. John Craig), Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Meeting House
  • Sarah Miller

Sources: Repository: Name: Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants

Title: Surname -- Miller Family History [The] Author: Armentrout, Hunter F. Note: Hunter F. Armentrout, Route 78, Box 13, Troy, WV 26443 Page: p.A-1.1 Repository: Name: Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants

Title: Surname -- Miller Family History [The] Author: Armentrout, Hunter F. Note: Hunter F. Armentrout, Route 78, Box 13, Troy, WV 26443 Page: A-1.1 Repository: Name: Oklahoma State University Library

Title: History -- Annals of Webster Co. WVA before and since Organization, 1860 Author: Miller, Sampson Newton Publication: Buckhannon, WV: West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1969 Page: 431