Looking for info on Captain Robert Miller from the American Revolution ?

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My father has the same name and am also want to know what part of Scotland he was from? I understand he settled down in Virginia and married an Indian woman.
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retagged by Keith Hathaway
I have some info on Robert miller that you are looking for he is my 3great grandfather. Please e mail me so we can exchange some miller history.

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There are several Robert Millers in the Daughters of the American Revolution database.  You can use their public search engine at http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=1. I saw one or two Roberts from Scotland and at least one Captain Robert Miller.  You will need some details (birth or death dates, wife or kids names) to see if any are the Robert Miller you are looking for.  

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (529k points)
https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028856900/cu31924028856900_djvu.txt* John Bayard McPherson was the grandson of Robert and Janet 
McPherson, who settled in the "Marsh Creek Settlement," now 
Adams county, Pa., in the autumn of 1735. Robert McPherson died 
there December 25, 1749, and his wife, Janet, September 23, 1767. 
Their son, Robert McPherson, b. in 1730, came to be a man of promi- 
nence in the early history of the State, and, in connection with the 
brief sketch of his great-grandson, Judge McPherson, the following 
reference to him will be appropriate : Robert McPherson was edu- 
cated at Rev. Dr. Alison's school at New London. His father died 
December 25, 1749, and his mother on the 23d of September, 1767. In 
1751 he married Agnes, the daughter of Robert Miller, of the Cum- 
berland Valley. In 1755 he was appointed treasurer of York county, 
and commissioner in 1756. The latter office he resigned on accepting 
a commission as captain in the Third battalion of the Provincial 
forces. May 10, 1758, serving under General Forbes on his expedition 
against Fort Duquesne. From 1762 to 1765 he was sheriff of the 

Wallace and Hoge. 71
The first lieutenants were John Cunningham, 
Colerain; Robert Miller, .loseph WalUer, Little 
Britain ; Thomas Clark, Robert King, Drumore 
(Robert King and Samuel King, who went from 
JLirietta to Lancaster, are descendants of this King); 
James Patterson, Little Britain or Drumore (there 
were families of same name in both townships) ; 
John Caldwell was from Little Britain or Drumore; 
William Ramsey, Drumore. 



http://www.ayrshirescotland.com/genealogy/relatives.html   I found nothing of your person in these, but it might supply some leads.  Although people move quite a bit, that is not a traditional scottish name.  Perhaps English roots?  And one never knows if the Wesley came from being named for a family member, and/or out of  religious respect.  Not all Wesleyans would have been welcome in Great Britain at that time.

Sorry if the link doesn't come thru, it's in a PDF, but might this help? 

William Penn's Experiment in Religious Freedom ...

by IL Snavely - ‎2008

other religious dissidents, it makes sense, both chronologically and topically, ..... and evangelist who influenced the young John Wesley and the Methodist ..... He declared, “There is no British Colony excepting this, but has made .... Zeisberger had the bilingual spelling book published in Philadelphia by Henry Miller in 1776.


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