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IMMIGRANT Patriot John Frederick Miller, Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1711 - 1787  (76 years)


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  • Name John Frederick Miller 
    • Johann Friedrich Mueller
    Title IMMIGRANT 
    Prefix Patriot 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1711  Freudenberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1787  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I19373  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2018 

    Family Anna Maria Arnd,   b. 6 Dec 1716, Freudenberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Jul 1737  Evangelisch, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children of John Frederick Miller, Sr. and Anna Maria Arnd:
      Matthias b. 2 Jan 1738 in Germany
      Haman b.1739 d. 1814 NC
      Harman b. 1741 d. 1825 TN
      Jacob b. 1743; d. 1828 SC
      Elizabeth
      Mary
      John b. 1749
      Frederick b. 1751 *
      Martin b. 1753 d. 1814 VA
    Children 
    +1. John Frederick to Tennessee Miller,   b. 1751, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1829, Maury Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Harman Miller,   b. 1741, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Maury Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F7212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Newspaper Article
Miller, John Fred Daily Press Aug 26,1928
    Newspaper Article Miller, John Fred Daily Press Aug 26,1928
    MillerJohnFred DailyPress Aug26,1928.jpg

    Histories
    Descendants of John Frederick Miller of Halifax, Virginia
    Descendants of John Frederick Miller of Halifax, Virginia
    DescJohnFrederickMiller.pdf

  • Notes 
    • Marriage info. has the last name as Mueller
    • http://millerworld.x10host.com/JFMTEMP/intro1_E.pdf
      In the booklet, Virginia Public Claims, Halifax County, we find the following notes of interest: (p. 3/5)
      At a Court of Public Claims Continued and held for Halifax at the Court house thereof on 22 April 1782 ... Jno. F. Miller for 3- 75# beef L 3-15; 1/2 bu Indian Corn meal ls-3;
      feeding 3-9 beeves 19s-6 Cont....(p. 41)
      At a court of Public Claims held for Halifax County at the Courthouse thereof on Monday 4 March 1782 Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly entitled An Act for adjusting Claims for property impressed or taken for Public service'...Jno. Frederick Miller 1 Waggon 52 days, 1 horse & driver 16 days L 8-10; 500# beef L 5; 1/2 bu Indian Corn 1s-3; forrage for 50 horses 1 day L 1- 11-3; 50 diets L 3.2.6, 150 # fodder 4s-6.
      In the first instance above, we see that during the
      Revolutionary War John Frederick furnished beef and corn meal to the Continental Army, as well as, feeding some of its cattle. In the second case, he presented a claim for even more services, which included feeding 50 horses and men, for a day, and furnishing the military with a wagon and driver for the periods specified.
    • Halifax County, which extends to the North Carolina border, was a tobacco growing region, as it still is today. It is in the middle of Southaide Virginia, in tke Piedmont
      Pleateau of rolling hills leading to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and today it appears that this land, in the southwest corner of the county, is in the area that forms something of a
      triangle between secondary state Highways #691 and #659 (the River Road), very near the present community of Paces and possibly nine or so miles southwest of the county seat, also called Halifax. On a larger scale this area is south of U. S. #360 and north of U. S. #58. The tiny town of Turbeville, once called Bloomsburg, is about four miles southeast from where Tobys Creek flows into the Dan River. Danville, in adjacent Pittsylvania County is about 25 miles southwest from this point.
    • http://millerworld.x10host.com/JFMTEMP/intro1_E.pdf
      In the booklet, Virginia Public Claims, Halifax County, we find the following notes of interest: (p. 3/5)
      At a Court of Public Claims Continued and held for Halifax at the Court house thereof on 22 April 1782 ... Jno. F. Miller for 3- 75# beef L 3-15; 1/2 bu Indian Corn meal ls-3;
      feeding 3-9 beeves 19s-6 Cont....(p. 41)
      At a court of Public Claims held for Halifax County at the Courthouse thereof on Monday 4 March 1782 Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly entitled An Act for adjusting Claims for property impressed or taken for Public service'...Jno. Frederick Miller 1 Waggon 52 days, 1 horse & driver 16 days L 8-10; 500# beef L 5; 1/2 bu Indian Corn 1s-3; forrage for 50 horses 1 day L 1- 11-3; 50 diets L 3.2.6, 150 # fodder 4s-6.
      In the first instance above, we see that during the
      Revolutionary War John Frederick furnished beef and corn meal to the Continental Army, as well as, feeding some of its
      cattle. In the second case, he presented a claim for even more services, which included feeding 50 horses and men, for a day, and furnishing the military with a wagon and driver for the periods specified.
      Halifax County, which extends to the North Carolina border, was a tobacco growing region, as it still is today. It is in the middle of Southaide Virginia, in tke Piedmont
      Pleateau of rolling hills leading to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and today it appears that this land, in the southwest corner of the county, is in the area that forms something of a
      triangle between secondary state Highways #691 and #659 (the River Road), very near the present community of Paces and possibly nine or so miles southwest of the county seat, also called Halifax. On a larger scale this area is south of U. S. #360 and north of U. S. #58. The tiny town of Turbeville, once called Bloomsburg, is about four miles southeast from where Tobys Creek flows into the Dan River. Danville, in adjacent Pittsylvania County is about 25 miles southwest from this point.

  • Sources 
    1. [S107] Family Histories, http://millerworld.x10host.com/JFMTEMP/intro1_E.pdf.
      The Millers
      John Frederick Miller
      John Frederick
      -
      Son of Hermann and Anna Margarethe (Haener) Müller. Born in 1711 at Freudenberg, Germany. He was christened on Aug. 2 of that year. On 4 July 1737, he married Anna Maria Arnd. They were the parents of Matthais, Haman, Harman, Jacob, Elizabeth, Mary, John, Frederick and Martin Miller. The family lived in Halifax County, Virginia where John Frederick died in the fall of 1787.

    2. [S39] Will, https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/77936913/person/77010396225/media/60b22679-7616-4f56-88b3-940b9aee9b06?_phsrc=XFO3573&usePUBJs=true.

    3. [S40] Will, http://millerworld.x10host.com/JFMTEMP/intro1_E.pdf.

    4. [S73] Deeds, http://millerworld.x10host.com/JFMTEMP/intro1_E.pdf.
      Halifax Co., DB1/301 John Frederick Miller purchased 400 acres of land from Hugh Moore, Gent., for the sum of 40 pounds. The tract was described as, ... beginning at sd Moore's corner on William Bryds line, thence north crossing Little Tobys Cr. ....

    5. [S107] Family Histories, http://millerworld.x10host.com/JFMTEMP/intro1_E.pdf.
      Johann Friedrich Mueller
      (John Frederick Miller). First child of Hermann and Anna Margarethe (Haener) Mueller, was born on August 1, 1711 at Freudenberg Germany about eight miles West North West of the City of Siegen. He was christened on August 2nd of that year.

      Dr. Joseph William Showalter published an article in the National Geographic (January,1932) in which he established the traditional site of Mayo Fort. He placed its location further north on John Frederick Miller's 370 acre tract on the branches of North Mayo. He did no local investigation of the actual site of Fort Mayo beyond finding that one survey which had the magic word 'Mayo.'.... Showalter did not look at any of Miller's other land, .... He just proclaimed that the fort was somewhere on the 370-acre parcel based on the one survey he found. I don't think he ever established the exact location of Miller's property....[Wahl Letter]
      After plotting Miller's survey on the map, the reason for the fort being just across the North Mayo at this locale became obvious. Nathaniel Terry traveled down the 'Great Wagon Road' searching for a location on the South Mayo for the southern most fort. Not finding an obvious site, he backtracked three miles up the road and crossed the North Mayo where there was a large tenant plantation, the improvements owned at that time by
      John Frederick Miller, and the property part of the Randolph, Harmer & King survey. The virgin timber had already been cleared, the bottomland planted with corn, and the higher ground planted with orchards. Terry built the fort around the dwelling house and other houses already on the property. For visibility, he had the large orchard around the houses removed, indicating that the fort was not on bottomland. Perhaps due to the location of one of the houses, it was necessary to remove it to build the palisade...
      On the plantation property is a 900-foot knoll which has a 270-degree view of the North Mayo, a view of all the surrounding bottomland, and a good view of the Great Wagon Road and its ford across the North Mayo. This is the logical location for Fort Mayo, and it is right across the North Mayo from the branch 'opposite the fort' on Miller's later land entry and survey The property on which Fort Mayo was located is in Henry County off of
      Old Well Church Road We need only to find the archeological evidence to pinpoint the exact location!.... [Wahl Research].
      In 1733, he was accepted as an apprentice in the Guild of Steelsmiths and Toolmakers, of which, his father was a Master. The region around Freudenberg was well known for its iron workers and miners; a principal reason why many from the area were sought for the Germanna Colony by then Governor, Alexander Spotswood. On July 4, 1737, John Frederick Miller married Anna Maria, daughter of Hans Henrich and Margarethe (Schneider) Arnd. She was a granddaughter of Jacob Arnd of Obersdorf and Hermann and Maria (?)Schneider of Freudenberg. Her parents were married on March 5, 1716 and Anna Maria was born on December 6th of that year, with Anna Maria, wife of Johannes Arnd, of Meiswinkel, as her godmother.

    6. [S40] Will, https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/77936913/person/77010396225/media/60b22679-7616-4f56-88b3-940b9aee9b06?_phsrc=XFO3573&usePUBJs=true.
      John Frederick Miller (b. Nov 11, 1711, d. Bef. Oct 17, 1787)

      John Frederick Miller (son of Hermann Mueller and Anna Margreta Haener)507, 508, 509, 510 was born Nov 11, 1711 in Freudenberg, Westfalen, Germany511, 512, and died Bef. Oct 17, 1787 in , Halifax County, Virginia513, 514. He married Anna Maria Arnd on Bef. 1737 in Germany.

      Notes for John Frederick Miller:
      Will of John Frederick Miller
      (Halifax County, Virginia)
      (Book 2, Pages 256-57)


      In the name of god amen
      I John Frederick Miller of Halifax County
      Virginia being low in health but of perfect Sense and Memory do make
      ordain & constitute this my Last Will and Testament as followeth Viz/ I
      give and bequeath to my wife Mary Miller the Plantation whereon I now
      live with all the appertinances thereunto Belonging. Also one Negro Girl
      named Jane and one Negro Boy named Harry. and one able work horse
      two cows and calves one feather Bed and furniture such as she may
      choose During her Life.
      Item I give and Bequeath to my son Haman Miller one Shilling.
      Item I give and Bequeath to my son Harman Miller Likewise one
      Shilling.
      Item I give and Bequeath to my son Jacob Miller Forty pounds of money
      due from John Mare When Received.
      Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Hutchison one
      Shilling.
      Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Hutchison Likewise one
      Shilling. Item I give and Bequeath to my son John Miller the Sd. Negro
      Girl named Jane after my wife Desease.
      Item I give and Bequeath to my son Frederick Miller one Negro Boy
      named Simon and fifty pounds.
      Item I give and Bequeath to my son Martin Miller after my wife Desease
      the Plantation whereon I now live and two negro Boys named Peter and
      Harry and all the Rest of my Estate not yet Mentioned and the Said
      Martin to pay all Just Demands that is Brought against the Said Estate
      & c. I Constitute and appoint John Miller and Martin Miller Executors
      of this my Last Will and Testament as witness my hand and Seal this
      twenty third day of August one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty
      Seven.
      Sign.d Seal.d & Delivered
      In presents of us...
      Thomas Douglas Junr.
      James Douglas
      his
      John F + Miller L.S.
      mark
      At a Court held for Halifax County the 18th day of October 1787 The
      within written Last Will and Testament of John Frederick Miller dec.d
      was exhibited in Court by the executors therein named and the Same was
      proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereunto Subscribed And ordered
      to be Recorded and on the motion of Martin Miller one of the said
      executors certificate for obtaining Probate of the said Will in due form is
      granted him. he having made oath according to Law. And with David
      Powell and Thomas Douglass- his Securities entered into and
      acknowledged their Bond according to Law for that Purpose. reserving
      Liberty to the other Executor to Join in the Execution thereof when he
      Shall think fit. And Mary Milner the widow of the Said John Frederick
      dec.d came into court and Relinquishing all Claim under the Said Will.
      Demands her third According to Law which was ordered to be certified -
      Exam.d truly Recorded
      Teste geo Carrington CHC
      Berry Greene DCHC
      (Submitted by
      (Halifax County Office of Probate)



      Owned slaves:
      Jane
      Harry
      Simon
      Peter
      Harry (2)


      More About John Frederick Miller:
      Ancestral File Number: 1JVF-DCX.515, 516
      Christening: Aug 02, 1711, Freudenberg, Westfalen, Germany.517, 518
      Emigration: 1738, From Germany.519
      Will: Oct 17, 1787, Will Proved in Halifax, Co. VA.520

      More About John Frederick Miller and Anna Maria Arnd:
      Marriage: Bef. 1737, Germany.

      Children of John Frederick Miller and Anna Maria Arndare:

      +Jacob Miller, b. Abt. 1746, Freudenberg, , Westfalen, Germany521, 522, d. 1828, Laurens County, South Carolina523, 524.