Marty and Karla Grant

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Husband: Christian Miller
Born: about 1720 in Bucks Co, PA
Married: before 1749 in Bucks Co, PA
Died: 1795 in Surry Co, NC (now Yadkin Co, NC)
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Wife: Veronica
Born: about 1720 in Bucks Co, PA
Died: 1784/05 in Surry Co, NC (now Yadkin Co, NC)
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Children
01 (M): Jacob Miller
Born: before 1755 in Bucks Co, PA
Died: after 1820 in Surry Co, NC (now Yadkin Co, NC)
Spouses: Barbara Hoppes
02 (F): Mary Miller
Born: in Bucks Co, PA or Rowan Co, NC (now Yadkin Co, NC)
Died:
Spouses: Davis
03 (F): Catherine Miller
Born: 13 JUL 1749 in Bucks Co, PA
Died: 08 FEB 1784 in Surry Co, NC (now Yadkin Co, NC)
Spouses: George Long
04 (F): Elizabeth Miller
Born: 1750/1755 in Bucks Co, PA or Rowan Co, NC (now Yadkin Co, NC)
Died: OCT 1835 in Ashe Co, NC
Spouses: Mathias Carpenter
05 (M): Miller
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Additional Information

Christian Miller:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 7th Great Grand Parent.;


!REFERENCE:
http://www.martygrant.com/
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/miller/


!REFERENCE:
"The Miller Families of Ashe County, NC", Danny L. Miller © 1979, 1988
Complete book online at:
http://www.martygrant.com/books/millers-ashe-county.htm


!NOTES:Christian Miller was of German Origin. He was one of the the pioneer settlers on the Upper Yadkin River in what was then Rowan County, North Carolina. His community was called "Miller's Settlement" for him and his family. That was on the South branch of Deep Creek, near modern day Hamptonville, Yadkin County. CHRISTIAN was a prominent citizen and a Baptist. His daughter Elizabeth married Captain Mathias Zimmerman a German Baptist, and his daughter Catherine married George Lang (Long) a prominent Moravian.

When the Moravian George Soelle visited Christian Miller in June of 1771 he described him as a "Man well into his middle ages". That would put him around 50. Nothing is mentioned of his wife or other children, if he has any. There was also another Christian Miller in Surry County, he was much younger than our Christian, and he eventually left the state.

Christian's name was on a 1771 map showing exactly where he lived. He was listed by Soells as being 5 miles from William "Billy" Grant in 1771.
Sources: "Records of the Moravians in North Carolina" Vol 2, p 790
"The Heritage of Yadkin County, North Carolina" 1981 p 5.
"Cemetaries of Yadkin County, North Carolina" Carl C. Hoots.;


!DEED:12 Oct 1763 Rowan Co., NC Deed Book 5, p. 354
John Bryan to Christian Miller for 460 acres on Millers Creek, a fork of South Fork of Deep Creek;


!DEED:27 Jan 1770 Rowan Co., NC Deed Book 7, p. 205
Christian Miller to George Long (his son-in-law) for 113 acres. This deed was signed in German ("Muller");


!NAMED-DEED:20 Sep 1779 Surry Co., NC Deed Book A, p. 294
State land grant to John Blalock. 640 acres adjoining "Christian Miller’s deeded land";


!DEED:10 May 1783 Surry Co., NC Deed Book B, p. 294
Christian Miller (signed "Muller") sold John Blalock 40 acres on Cotobo Creek for 29 pounds of Gold and Silver. The land was described as having been bought by Miller from John Bryan who received it as a Granville grant on 10 Aug 1762.
Witnesses were David Hudspeth and Ayres Hudspeth and Cade Blalock.;


!NAMED:19 Feb 1785 Surry Co., NC Court Minutes.
Ordered Thomas Clanton, Overseer road from Edward Moore's old place to Christian Miller's;


!WILL:14 Apr 1785 Surry Co., NC Will Book 3, p. 18 (see below for full transcript).
names:
son Jacob (also named Executor)
dau Mary Davis
heirs of dau Catharine Long deceased
dau Elizabeth Carpenter
S: Christian Miller
Wit: Joseph Hill, Thomas Clanton, John Miller.;


!STATE-CENSUS:1786 Surry Co., NC pg 152
Christian Miller age 21-60 (1726/66) or 60+ (bef 1726) "1-1-1-0-0";


!DEED:27 May 1787 Surry Co., NC Deed Book D, p. 38
Christian Miller sold 1/2 acre to George Long (his son-in-law) for 5 shillings specie. The land was described as being enclosed within Millers other land as a burying place.
Witnesses were William Davis, Edward Clanton and Joseph Hill.;


!COURT:17 Aug 1787 Surry Co., NC Court Minutes
Deed from Christian Miller to George Long proven by oath of William Davis.;


!CENSUS:1790 Surry Co, NC pg 184 Christian MILLER age 16+ (bef 1774) "1-0-1-0-0";


!NAMED-LAND ENTRY:20 Mar 1793 Surry Co., NC, Entry # 588
Christian Miller Jr enteres 80a on waters of Millers' Creek bordering Christian Miller Sr's deeded land, George Long and Fender.
* Don't know how Christian Jr is related to Christian Sr. He isn't his son for he wasn't named in the Will. Could be a nephew or grandson perhaps.;


!ESTATE:1795 Surry Co., NC Estates Book 1, p. 46
9 Nov 1795 Inventory of Christian Miller returned by Jacob Miller.;


!ESTATE:1795 Surry Co., NC Christian Miller. Loose Estates at NC Archives:
10 Jan 1795 Inventory of Christian Miller , decd. By Jacob Miller, executor.
11 Aug 1795 Jacob Miller, John Miller, Joseph Hill, Administration Bond for Christian Miller.;


!NOTES:Will of Christian Miller 1785, proven 1795

In the Name of God Amen April 14th 1785

I Christian Miller of Surry County & State of North Carolina being very sick & weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same. Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say, Principally & first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors, Nothing Doubting, but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same by The might power of God. And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose in the following manner & form.

Imprimis. It is my will and I do order that all my just debts & funeral charges be paid and satisfied,

Item, I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Jacob Miller whom I likewise ordain & constitute my only sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, all and signular the Lands, Messuages and Tenements, together with all my horses, cattle, sheep, Hogs, etc. and all my household goods of furniture both moveable & inmovable with all my whole & personal estate of what kind so ever to him his heirs & Assigns for ever.

Item. I give unto my Daughter Mary Davis One Shilling Sterling.

Item. I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my Daughter Catharine Long, Deceasd One Shilling Sterling.

Item. I also give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Carpenter One Shilling Sterling.

And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every form & Testament wills, legacies and Executors, by me and in any wise before named, willed & bequeathed and comprising this and no other to be my last Will & Testament. Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written..

Signed, Sealed, Publish’d Prounounc’d and Declared by the said
his
Christian N Miller
mark

In Presence of us the subscribers
Joseph Hill, Jurat
Thomas (X) Clanton
John Miller, Jurat;

Veronica:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 7th Great Grand Parent.;


!REFERENCE:
http://www.martygrant.com/
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/miller/


!REFERENCE:
"The Miller Families of Ashe County, NC", Danny L. Miller © 1979, 1988
Complete book online at:
http://www.martygrant.com/books/millers-ashe-county.htm


!NOTES:Named in the 1784 obituary of her daughter Catherine as "Veronica" as still living;


!NOTES:"Veronica - Phronick, Fronik, Feronica: Name of legendary Saint, German name from German Beronike, dialect form of Pherenike, literally, Carrying off Victory, hence, the victorius";

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