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  • ID: I164684
  • Name: Jacob Miller
  • Given Name: Jacob
  • Surname: Miller 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1726 in Faukner's Swamp, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 2
  • Death: 13 Apr 1806 in Monroe County, (West) Virginia 1
  • Event: Jefferson Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Alt. Birth 12 May 1728
  • Event: Tulpehocken Lutheran Church, Jefferson Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania Christened 26 Sep 1728
  • _UID: E24B0958D8EF439D90C0E691D1CF2141FE30
  • Change Date: 8 Apr 2012 at 17:18
  • Note:
    Jacob, Jr., born in 1726, died 1806, married twice: First, Elizabeth Fudge in 1746 who bore him 9 children; 8 living to maturity. She died 3-13-1777, after they crossed the Allegheny Mountains and settled on Rich Creek just west of the present village of Lindside, Monroe Co, WV. Second, Margaret Sullivan, Who bore him 7 children.

    Church records, 1730-1846 Christ Lutheran Church (Jefferson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania)
    Church record of Christ Church in Tulpehocken, Berks County, Pennsylvania Croll, P. C. (Philip Columbus), b. 1852 Evangelical Lutheran Congregation at the Tulpehocken nearby the Northkill Early, J. W. (John W.)

    Birth Index: Southeastern Pennsylvania 1680-1800

    Name: John Jacob Mueller
    Child's Birth/Baptism Date: 12 May 1728
    Location: Tulpehocken Lutheran Church Jefferson Twp, Berks, Pennsylvania
    County: Berks
    State: Pennsylvania
    Father: John Jacob Mueller
    Mother: Mrs ??? Mueller
    Mother's Comments: Wife

    John Jacob of John Jacob Mueller and wife, b. May 12, 1728; bapt. September 26, 1728. Sponsors: Fredr. Wm. Beckle and Christopher Haist and Joseph Rohr and Joh. David Bauer.

    Rich Creek, Greenbrier, West Virginia is now Rich Creek, Monroe, West Virginia
    Place Greenbrier, West Virginia
    Notes 1777, created from Botetourt and Montgomery counties (Virginia).

    Place Monroe, West Virginia
    Notes Created from Greenbrier County in 1799.

    This is why Jacob and Elizabeth look like they are buried in two different areas.

    Jacob Miller, born in 1728, grew up on in his father's home on the farm in PA, but later relocated to Rockingham County, VA. He is said to have been a very strong, well-proportioned man a full six feet in height. His wife, Elizabeth, could stand under his outstretched arm without her head touching his arm. He was a farmer but was also considered a first-rate blacksmith. He and Elizabeth were married in 1748 had nine children: Jacob, Charles, Mary, Elizabeth, Katherine, Barbary, John, and George b. 10/05/1774.

    The family moved to Rockingham County, Virginia in 1775. Two years later in 1777, Elizabeth died.

    Jacob Miller Our Immigrant By Donna M. Hull Page 15
    In the name of God Amen. The 13 day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred. I, Jacob Miller, of the county of Monroe and the state of Virginia, being in perfect health and strength of mind though weak and in firmed in body, and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men to once die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say.
    Item One I will and require that all my just debts (which are bur few) shall be speedily and punctually paid
    Item Two: I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Miller, the 3rd part of Dower of that part of land I now live on. That I bequeath to my son, Joseph Miller; or her option to be decently and conveniently supported by my son, Joseph Miller in either choice, for and during her natural life, except the latter then to be during her Widowhood. Also her choice of one horse, one feather bed to be her actual property and at her disposal as well as a child part in all of my personal property.
    Item Three: I give and bequeath to my son, John Miller, all that tract of land I bought of John Houchins, Sen. lying on the dry fork of Rich Creek, containing 200 acres by patent. Also the balance of patent on the Fork and above the aforesaid mentioned land, the residence of which I formerly deeded to John Houchins SR., and is now in the possession of his heirs to be in the full and actual possession of my son John Miller and his heirs forever, with this Reserve, it is my will and I do require the same that the first mentioned tract of 200 acres on which there is a noted Lick called Clay Lick is in the possession of my son John Miller in case it should be the wish of him or any of my sons in the State and County to make Trial for Salt at the said lick, they all Viz my son, John Miller, George Miller, Peter Miller and Joseph Miller, shall if they choose be equal A dainturesy in loss of profit of the attempt, and if any of my sons aforesaid should think not to be proper not to be the Expense of searching for salt at the said Lick in case of success they are not to have any share of the profit.
    Item Four: I give and bequesth to my son, George Miller, all that tract or 0591179

    Father: Jacob Miller b: Abt 1702 in Hesselbach, Hessen, Germany
    Mother: Margaret 'Catherine Or Charlotte' Mueller b: Abt 1704 in Germany

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Fudge b: Abt 1741 in Hallau, Schaffhausen Canton, Switzerland
    • Married: 7 Nov 1758 in Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia 2
    • Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
    1. Has Children Mary Margaret Miller b: Abt 1759 in Augusta County, Virginia
    2. Has Children Elizabeth B. Miller b: Abt 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia
    3. Has No Children Charles Miller b: Abt 1762 in Augusta County, Virginia
    4. Has No Children Catherine E. Miller b: 28 Dec 1764 in McGaheysville, Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
    5. Has Children Jacob Miller b: 17 Nov 1765 in Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
    6. Has Children Anna Barbary Miller b: 12 May 1766 in Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
    7. Has Children John Miller b: 5 Aug 1771 in Greenville, Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
    8. Has Children George Miller b: 5 Oct 1774 in Augusta (Rockingham) County, Virginia
    9. Has No Children Unknown Miller b: Bef 1777

    Marriage 2 Margaret Sullivan b: Abt 1759 in Augusta County, Virginia
    • Married: 16 Mar 1778 in Greenbrier (Monroe) County, (West) Virginia 2
    • Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
    1. Has Children Peter Miller b: Abt 1781 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
    2. Has No Children Ellen Miller b: 10 Jan 1784 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
    3. Has No Children Joseph Miller b: 5 Mar 1786 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
    4. Has No Children Margaret 'Peggy' Miller b: 6 Mar 1788 in Wolf Creek, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
    5. Has No Children Sarah Miller b: Abt 1790 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
    6. Has No Children Rhoda Miller b: Abt 1796 in Greenbrier (Monroe) County, (West) Virginia
    7. Has No Children Daniel Miller b: 6 Jan 1799 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia

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