Marty and Karla Grant

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Husband: John Miller
Born: before 1755
Married: before 1780 in PA
Died: 1810/1819 in Buncombe Co, NC
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Mary Cross
Born: 1755/1760
Died: 19 SEP 1843 in Macon Co, NC
Father: Cross
Mother: >>>
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): John Miller
Born: about 1780 in PA
Died: after 1840
Spouses:
02 (M): David H Miller
Born: 1783/1784 in PA
Died: 20 MAY 1862 in Buncombe Co, NC
Spouses: Catherine Worley; Rachel Harrison
03 (M): Jacob Miller
Born: 1784/1790 in Lincoln Co, NC
Died: after 1830
Spouses:
04 (M): Joseph Miller
Born: 10 MAY 1790 in Lincoln Co, NC
Died: 02 MAR 1880 in Macon Co, NC
Spouses: Sarah Cox; Susanna Tabitha Grant
05 (F): Sarah Miller
Born: 1793/1794 in Lincoln Co, NC
Died: 28 FEB 1882 in Macon Co, NC
Spouses: William Mason
06 (M): Elder Peter Miller
Born: 1798/1799 in Lincoln Co, NC
Died: after 1870 in Gilmer Co, GA
Spouses: Mary Cox; Caroline
07 (F): Elizabeth Miller
Born: about 1799 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

John Miller:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 6th Great Grand Parent.;

!NOTES:Since the name "John Miller" and the german original spelling "Johannes Muller" are so common, it is very difficult to know which records actually pertain to this John and not to some other John Miller. However, based on locations and associations, I think I have a fairly good record of this John through Lincoln and Buncombe Counties.

COURT:-- Oct 1785 Lincoln Co, NC P&Q Apr 1779-Jan 1789 pg 104 Deed of Sale from William SHARP of Rowan Co, NC to John MILLER, 200a dated 5 Oct 1785 acknowledged. * Could be different John MILLER;

!COURT:-- Jul 1786 Lincoln Co, NC P&Q Apr 1779-Jan 1789 pg 128 Jacob COLLINS vs. Thomas REGON. Jury ... John MILLER .... * Could be other John MILLER;

!COURT:-- Oct 1787 Lincoln Co, NC P&Q Apr 1779-Jan 1789 pg 158 Deed of Sale John CARPENTER and wife to John MILLER, 225a dated 7 Feb 1786 acknowledged.. * Could be other John MILLER;

!CENSUS:1790 Lincoln Co, NC pg 112 John Miller age 16+ (bef 1774)
2-2-4-0-0;

!COURT:-- Jan 1793 Lincoln Co, NC Civil Action Papers pg 358 William EDWARDS vs. John MILLER and Joseph CROSS. William EDWARDS, constable didgo to arrest Nancy SMITH on 31 Dec 1792. John MILLER and Joseph CROSS were there and constable asked them to assist in arrest, they refused.;

!DEED:24 Feb 1796 Lincoln Co, NC 18-210 John MILLER of Lincoln to John CROSS of Lincoln for 80, 150a Kettle Shoal Creek, south fork of Catawba River. (Kettle Shoal Creek may be Rattle Shoal Creek in Gaston Co, NC north of Gastonia) Signed Johannes Muller (German).Wit: Samuel CROSS, Thomas NORMAN.;

!DEED:25 Feb 1796 Lincoln Co, NC 18-211 John MILLER of Lincoln to John CROSS of Lincoln for 80, 225a Kettle Shoal Creek, south fork of Catawba River. (Kettle Shoal Creek may be Rattle Shoal Creek in Gaston Co, NC north of Gastonia) Signed Johannes Muller (German);

!DEED:16 Nov 1798 Buncombe Co, NC 8-147 Joseph Lines GASH of Buncombe to John MILLER of Buncombe, 200a north side of Sandy Mush Creek, including old Indian Camp for L32, 10s. Wit: F. WHITSON, James GUDGER;

!DEED:10 Nov 1798 Buncombe Co, NC 8-161 Joseph D. GASH to John MILLER, --- North side of Sandy Mush Creek.. Wit: --- WHITSON, James GUDGER;

!CENSUS:1800 Buncombe Co, NC pg 178 John Miller age 45+ (bef 1755)
32101-11010-0-0;

!COURT:Jan 1807 Buncombe Co, NC On Petition, ordered by Court that the Sheriff summon the following jury to view, mark and lay off a road the nearest and best way from John MILLERs on Sandy Mush to Asheville by the way of John DAVISs Ferry on French Broad River;

!CENSUS:1810 Buncombe Co, NC pg 261 John Miller Sr age 45+ (bef 1765)
01101-12001;

!WITNESS:-- Jul 1811 Buncombe Co., NC Will of Elijah Cross proven in Buncombe CO., NC Court Jul 1811 (Book 2 page 511) by John Miller, witness (original will lost);

!NAMED:13 Aug 1819 Buncombe Co, NC 12-465 Joseph MILLER and Peter MILLER of Buncombe Co, NC to Nathan WORLEY, 200a Sandy Mush Creek, ... David MILLER's corner, land John MILLER formerly lived on ... Wit: James GUDGER;

Mary Cross:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 6th Great Grand Parent.;

!CENSUS:1790 Lincoln Co, NC pg 112 w/John Miller no ages (bef 1790)
2-2-4-0-0;

!CENSUS:1800 Buncombe Co, NC pg 178 w/John MILLER age 26-44 (1755/74);

!CENSUS:1810 Buncombe Co, NC pg 261 w/John MILLER Sr age 45+ (bef 1765);

!CENSUS:1820;

!NOTE:A Mary Miller appears many times on the First Baptist Church register in Macon County beginning 1826 and ending with her death reported Aug 1833. Is this the same person as Mary Cross Miller, widow of John Miller? There is also a Sarah Miller on the register for the same period, and beyond Mary's death. Who is she? If Mary (d 1833) is John's widow, who is the Mary who died 1843 per the Cowee minutes?

!REGISTER: 6 May 1826 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register Mary MILLER, Received by letter;

!REGISTER:1827 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register Mary MILLER;

!REGISTER:1828 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register Mary MILLER;

!REGISTER:1829 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register Mary MILLER;

!REGISTER:1830 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register Mary MILLER;

!CENSUS:1830 Macon Co, NC pg 10 Mary MILLER age 70-79 (1750/1760) "0-0000000001";

!REGISTER:1831 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register Mary MILLER;

!REGISTER:1832 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register Mary MILLER;

!REGISTER:-- Jun 1833 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register Mary MILLER, Died (or Dismissed?);

!REGISTER: 3 Aug 1833 Macon Co, NC First Baptist Church Register pg 71: "We record the death of sister Mary Miller one month ago"

!CENSUS:1840 * Macon Co, NC pg 146 w/William MASON age 80-89 (1750/1760);

!DEATH:19 Sep 1843 Macon Co, NC From Cowee Baptist Church Records, Mary MILLER died 9-19-1843;

(01) John Miller:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Uncle.;

!CENSUS:1790 Lincoln Co, NC pg 112 w/John MILLER age -16 (1774/90);

!CENSUS:1800 Buncombe Co, NC pg 178 w/John MILLER age 16-25 (1774/84);

!CENSUS:1810 Buncombe Co, NC pg 261 John MILLER age 26-44 (1765/84) "00010-20100";

!DEED:16 Sep 1815 Buncombe Co, NC Deeds 11-89 John BIFFLE of Buncombe to John MILLER, of Buncombe, 59a Lees Mill Creek, west side French Broad River. Witness: Reuben PHILLIPS;

!CENSUS:1820 Buncombe Co, NC pg 68 John MILLER age 26-44 (1775/94) "200010-22010";

!CENSUS:1830 Buncombe Co, NC pg 273 John MILLER age 40-49 (1780/90) "1101001-2210001";

!CENSUS:1840 Buncombe Co, NC pg 167 John MILLER age 60-69 (1770/80) "010100001-01110001";

!CENSUS:1850;

(03) Jacob Miller:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Uncle.;

!NOTE:Jacob's wife might be the Sarah MILLER listed on the Primier (sic) members Newfound Baptist Church - 1803 Sarah MILLER;

!NOTE:Might be same Jacob Miller (c1785 NC) in 1850 McMinn Co., TN;

!CENSUS:1790;

!CENSUS:1800 Buncombe Co, NC pg 178 w/John MILLER age 10-15 (1784/90);

!CENSUS:1810 Buncombe Co, NC pg 81 Jacob MILLER age 16-25 (1784/94) "00100-20100";

!CENSUS:1820 Buncombe Co, NC pg 128 Jacom MILLAR age 26-44 (1775/94) "300010-22010";

!COURT:Jun 1829 Macon Co, NC Court Minutes 1829-1832 pg 39 Ord that James NEWTON be overseer of road Top of Cowee Mountain ... Tathams Camp ... Mill and Rabbit Creeks ... Wolf Pen Gap ... hands ... Jacob MILLER, David MILLER ... excepted.;

!COURT:Jun 1829 Macon Co, NC Court Minutes 1829-1832 pg 40 Ord that Alexander MOSS be overseer of road Top of Cowee Mountain ... Tathams Camp ... Mill and Rabbit Creeks ... Wolf Pen Gap ... hands ... Jacob MILLER, David MILLER ... Included;

!CENSUS:1830 Buncombe Co, NC pg 236 Jacob MILLER age 40-49 (1780/90) "3103001-0230001";

!DEED: 4 Oct 1830 Buncombe Co, NC Deeds 20-170 Jacob MILLER to William GUDGER Jr 100a Whitson Cr;

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850;

(07) Elizabeth Miller:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Aunt.;

!CENSUS:1800;

!CENSUS:1810;

!CENSUS:1820;

!CENSUS:1830;

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850;

Marriage Notes

!MARRIAGE:I have found no marriage record for John Miller & Mary Cross, but a journal written by their grandson Noah Miller records their names and her maiden name as being Cross. Based on various tidbits of data it would seem they married in Pennsylvania or perhaps Virginia.;

!CHILDREN:No will or estate records have been found that name John and Mary's heirs. However various records show close associations among several Millers who appear to be John and Mary's children. Their son Joseph is proven by the journal of his son Noah Miller. Daughter Sarah is proven by her death notice at her church.

A deed dated 13 Aug 1819 shows Joseph Miller and Peter Miller selling land on Sandy Mush Creek that John Miller formerly lived on. This suggests they inherited it from him, thus proving them as his children. David Miller's corner is mentioned, suggesting he is also a son.


1. John Miller. I have no proof at all that John is part of this family.

2. David H. Miller (c1784 PA). See 1819 deed and other records associating him with Joseph and Jacob Miller.

3. Jacob Miller. Jacob was associated with David in Macon Co., NC and Buncombe.

4. Joseph Miller. Joseph is proven by the journal of his son Noah.

5. Sarah Miller. Sarah is proven by her death record at the Cowee church.

6. Peter Miller. See 1819 deed.

7. Elizabeth Miller. No record of Elizabeth Miller. Others list her as a child, but with no additional information on her such as who she married.

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