Miller Genealogy - Western NC

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Miller Genealogy - Western North Carolina

Welcome to my Miller web pages. My Miller lines (three of them) were all of Germanic origin and the surname was originally spelled Muller or Müller.

My first Miller line begins with Mary "Polly" Miller (c1814-1889) who married Thomas B. Grant 1833 in Macon Co., NC. Mary is a daughter of Joseph Miller (1790-1880) and Sarah Cox who married ca 1811 in Buncombe Co., NC. Joseph is a son of John Miller (bef 1755-c1810) and Mary Cross. John lived Lincoln Co., NC and Buncombe Co., NC. It is believed he was probably in PA or VA prior to moving to NC.

My second Miller line begins with Susanna Miller (1808-1895) who married Jacob Davis 1825 in Ashe Co., NC where she was born. She is a daughter of Jonathan Miller (1776-1854) and Margaret Carpenter who married ca 1802 in Ashe Co., NC. Jonathan was born in Rowan (now Davidson) Co., NC, a son of John Miller (1726-1780) and Mary Faber. John's parents are unknown. He was born in Pennsylvania and married there in 1749 and came to North Carolina soon after. They were of the Moravian faith.

My third Miller line begins with Elizabeth Miller (1750s-1835) who married Mathias Carpenter  ca 1770 in Rowan (later Surry, now Yadkin) Co., NC. She is a daughter of Christian Miller (c1720-1795) and Veronica (---). They lived in Bucks Co., PA before moving to Surry Co., NC in the early 1760's. Christian's parents are unknown.

Since this is such a very common name my interest is limited to selected Western North Carolina counties.


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Miller is the 7th most common surname in America. Muller is the 1,345th most common. (Source: Name Statistics)