5/2/1698: A John Miller appeared on the List of Bonds To His Kings Maj. Received From His Several Collectors Of His Maj. Collonies in Virginia; under Securities Names with a Gawen Corbin for the ship Token whose master was John Tench. I noticed also higher on this list also under Securities Names a Willis Wilson (Ship Speedwell) and William Wilson (Ship John & Margaret). These maybe the Willis and William Wilson of Isle of Wight County, Virginia (who associated with Edward Miller I’s descendants as well as John Miller of Elizabeth City Co., VA who died in 1689 (a William Wilson was an Exexcutor of his will).
A Robert Elliot witnessed John Miller's 1742 will. Robert Elliot/"Elliott" was listed as a "merchant" in a Middlesex Co., VA court case (ending April, 1755) file against him by William Jordan and Richard Barnes (merchants of Richmond Co., VA - Lunenburg Parish). see transcription in "Middlesex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories...." published in 1989 on page 12 of the book.
More ties of Robert Elliot/Elliott (or maybe his son since a Robert Elliott appears to have died about 1747 who had a daughter named Dorothy Elliott listed as orphan of Robert Elliott on 4/7/1747 doc on page 75) to descendant of John Miller (1669-1742):
From Middlesex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Accounts 1673 - 1812 by William Lindsay Hopkins (1989):
1720: The Robert Elliott (likely Sr.) had property in Gloucester AND Middlesex Counties (see Wills, Inventories.... page 187)
7/29/1754: Christopher Miller, Sr. (John Miller on this profile's son) is noted to have purchased 100 acres of land adjoining ROBERT ELLIOTT's land near KEMP TOBACCO WAREHOUSE: "Stanton Dudley... 192 acres being 100 acres and 92 acres. Chaincarriers: Alfred Boss and John Murray. Surveyor: William Parry. Land divided equally on 6 May 1754 between William Dudley and Stanton Dudley. Adjoins Kemp's Warehouse, Christopher Miller, Col. Armistead Churchill, Bonner Mackrory, William Morgan, ROBERT ELLIOTT and Bland's Road. William Dudley has sold 100 of his acres to Christopher Miller and it adjoins Beaumont."
11/2/1756: Christopher Miller, Jr. mentioned as owning land in a court judgement (this Christopher Miller would have been in his late teens in 1756): "John Thurston states that Robert Elliott, Gent., on 1 Jan 1756 leased him some land. Christopher Miller, Jr. is in possession of the land."
1757: Christopher Miller, Jr. had a court judgement against him: "Robert Elliot against Christopher Miller, Jr."
NOTE: The Robert Elliott/Elliot mentioned in the 1756 and 1757 court cases above highly likely was the Robert Elliot that witnessed the the 1742 Middlesex Co., VA will of Christopher Miller's grandfather John Miller.
From Middlesex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Accounts 1673 - 1812 by William Lindsay Hopkins (1989):
"(p. 166) William Barbee.... 5 Jan 1720/ 7 Mar 1720....Sons William Barbee and JOHN BARBEE. Daughter Ann Morgan. Exors: MATHEW KEMP, George Harden and William Blackburn. Wit: Hugh Goath, Edward Blackborne and Robert Umphries."
The JOHN BARBEE mentioned above is likely the husband of the John Miller (b- Abt. 1669 to 1742) of this profile's daughter (Ann (Miller) Barbee). The fact MATHEW KEMP was an executor of William Barbee's will indicates a tie between my Miller's and the KEMP'S (owners of the official colonial Kemps Tobacco Warehouse on the north side of the Piankatank River in Middlesex County, Virginia). - some indication that my Miller's were Scottish Tobacco Factors (merchants).
From same source as above (Virginia Wills, Inventories.....):
"(p.296) John Berry.... 6 Dec 1726 / 7 Mar 1726... Two sons John Berry and William Berry land in King & Queen CO. Wife Mary Berry. Daughter Ann Berry. Exors: Wife and CAPT. MATTHEW KEMP." Wit: William Burdett, Thomas Jones and John Tilly."
John Miller of this profile's daughter Mary (Miller) Berry married John DUDLEY Berry (son of John Berry who died in 1726) in 1732. Since MATTHEW KEMP was an executor of John Berry D-1726; this is another tie of my Miller's to the Kemp's.
Hannah Miller (daughter of John Miller b- Abt. 1669) and William Rhodes' male children (except maybe one that die as an infant) died at locations that appear to be along or near The Great Wagon Road. This may indicate the families involvement with moving goods along this route. Various family members MAY HAVE lived along this trade route and would relay goods to the next family member further down the route (maybe a few days ride for each family member so they always were not far from their families). These children likely would have left Middlesex County, VA with their parents sometime after 1738 when they were young children to late teens for Orange County, Virginia (between Charlottesville and Fredericksburg, VA and within 10 miles of The Great Wagon Road). Likely when the male children were in their early 20's they would have moved to other areas generally along The Great Wagon Road where they died. Hannah Miller & William Rhodes' children and their death locations are as follows:
William Henry Rhodes, Jr. (1724-1787); Died in Union County, South Carolina (southeast of Spartanburg, SC between Charlotte and Augusta, Georgia)
John V. Rhodes (1727-1792); Died in Gulford County, North Carolina (Charlotte, NC area)
Christopher Rhodes (1730-1813); Died in Enoree, SC (about 20 miles south of Spartanburg, South Carolina)
Benjamin Rhodes (1736-?); Died in Wilkes County, Georgia (between Augusta, GA and Atlanta, GA)
ALSO NOTE: The John Miller on this profile's daughter, Michal (Miller-1239) Jowell's children married and lived in Laurens County, South Carolina is only about ten miles from Enoree, South Carolina where at least one Rhodes/Miller descendent lived as an adult (More confirmation of settlement of Miller descendants along The Great Wagon Road?)
Shows three of Richard Ratcliff Jowell's children being born and marring in Laurens County, SC from 1764 to 1817 - births/marriages)
If this John Miller was born in 1655, he would have been about 33 when his 1st child (Christopher) was born about 1688. Given the average marriage age for men was in their early 20's during this time period; John may have had a wife (and children?) prior to 1688; or he was born about 5 to 10 years later - say about 1660).
Also if this John Miller was born in 1655 he would have been 87 when he died in 1742. It is possible he lived so long (later ancestors of mine lived into their 80's); however not likely given shorter life spans during this time period. So I decided to change John's estimated birth year from 1655 to 1660 to fit better with his 1st child's birth year and expected life span.
There is a John "Millar" born to a "Patrik Millar" and a Katharine Arnot that was christened on 6/27/1669 in Dysart, Fife, Scotland (near coast on pennesila northeast of Edinburgh). However it appears Patrick Miller (who is thought to be John's father) stayed married to Margaret Hardy all of Patrick Miller's life. Also Patrick Miller was listed as a Vestryman at Christ Church parish in Middlesex Co., Virginia in 1666 so he would have had to have returned to Scotland to have had a child there around 1669 (which is possible since I have found no other record of Patrick Miller in Middlesex Co. after 1666.
I am not clear as to why the John Miller on this profile was the John Miller of Westmoreland County, VA. There is no clear tie of this John Miller in Middlesex Co., VA to Westmoreland County that I have found. Could the John Miller of Westmoreland Co. have been a descendant of Randolph Miller (the John Miller on this profile's brother)?
There is a John Miller that died in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1698 (this John Miller would have been about 43 in 1698); however none of the names mentioned in the brief will are familiar to me:
More on John Miller noted above that died in 1698: Name John Miller Born Bef 1678 Gender Male Died 27 Apr 1698 Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location Person ID I037490 Tree1 Last Modified 31 Jul 2018
Notes Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 24
MILLER, JOHN, 3 April 1698; 27 April 1698. To Richard Cradunck one horse; to Philip Camose one horse; to Elizabeth Booth one horse; to John and Wantsford Arenton gun and powder horn; to Thomas Spillman carsey coat; to Elizabeth Colston a trunk; to John Bell shoes etc; to Frances Spillman 6 eels of linen.
5/16/1700: A John Miller was elected to the Grand Jury of Elizabeth City County, Virginia:
If the John Miller of this profile (whose possible father died in Elizabeth City Co., VA) was on the Grand Jury in 1700; it could explain why his 1st two children mentioned in his 1742 will (Ann & Christopher) birth's were not noted in the Christ Church Parish Register in Middlesex Co., VA. However his next two children (John and Patrick Miller) were recorded in the Christ Church Parish Register a few years prior to 1700 (births were in 1695 and 1698). However the 5th child (Hannah b- 1705) was born 6 years and 3 months after the 4th child so a large gap. So it is possible (but by no means certain that the John Miller of this profile was moving between Elizabeth City Co., VA and Middlesex Co., VA in the late 1600's/early 1700's. This would not be unusual with my Miller's around this time since they owned properties in several different counties.
1704: A John Miller is listed on the 1704 Middlesex County, Virginia Quit Rents with 200 acres of land (likely the John Miller of this profile at about 35 years old). The John Miller on this profile's 1742 will lower in sources below notes he had two pieces of land at the time of his will (one at 100 acres and one at 150 acres; so a total of 250 acres).
From Middlesex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Accounts 1673 - 1812 by William Lindsay Hopkins (1989) - a John Miller and William "Barby" are two of the Trustees for a John Sandeford's 1708 will. William "Barby" is likely William Barbee (1650 - Jan, 1719 Middlesex Co., VA) the father of John Barbee I who married Ann Miller the daughter of the John Miller on this profile:
12/23/1708: "(p.32) John Sandeford....23 Dec 1708 / 5 Apr 1715.... Sons William Sandeford and John Sandeford. Daughter Elizabeth Downing, wife of William Downing. Wife Sarah Sanford and 'all my children' viz William Sandedford, John Sandeford, Mary Sandeford and Sarah Sandeford. Trustees: Edwin Thacker, WILLIAM BARBY, JOHN MILLER and Roger Jones. Exors: Wife and sons William Sandeford and John Sandeford. Codicil: 26 Dec 1708. Wit: William Churchill, Charles Barnshaw and Mary Barnshaw."
NOTE: An Edwin Thacker "estate" appears on the 1704 Middlesex Co., VA Quit Rents (2,500 acres - so quite large) as well as a Henry Thacker (1,875 acres) in Middlesex Co., VA.
From Middlesex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Accounts 1673 - 1812 by William Lindsay Hopkins (1989) - given John Miller and his wife, Jane (Hill) Miller are the administrators of the John Hill that died about 1714; this John Hill must be Jane Hill's father (likely not a brother of Jane Hill since maybe would be to young to have an estate) :
2/5/1714: "(p.24) Inventory of Estate of John Hill, decd., by John Miller and Jane Hill his wife, administrators."
7/6/1714: "(p.189) Petition of John Miller and his wife Jane Miller for administration of the estate of John Hill, decd."
NOTE: Three John Hill's appear on the Virginia 1704 Quit Rents (any one or none could be the John Hill noted above): 1. John Hill (200 acres) King & Queen Co., VA (just south west of Middlesex Co.) 2. John Hill (250 acres) New Kent Co., VA (county where my Miller's had property) 3. John Hill (160 acres) Prince George Co., VA (just west of Surry Co.)
I noticed when searching for any parish records in Westmoreland County, Virginia (none seem to have survived) that there was a Rev. William Paris who was the minister of the Washington Parish in Westmoreland Co. from 1682 to 1686. Parris is a DNA cousin surname of Aunt Frances (Miller) Powers and it is ranked as the #2,764 surname in America (so quite unique):
There is a John Miller listed as dying in York County, Virginia (Charles Parish) on 12/28/1675 that COULD have been the John Miller of this profile (but by no means is definitely this John Miller). The John Miller child of the John Miller that married Ann (unknown) and had several children in York Co., VA (Charles Parish) could NOT have been the John Miller that died on 12/28/1675 since he was was not born until a number of years after 1675.
He was born about 1665 in either Scotland or Virginia and his parents were Margaret (Hardy) and Patrick Miller.
Per Bill Miller (WikiTree) John Miller was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1655:
"Patrick Miller 1620 - 1673 is my Direct Ancestor (11 Generations) Spouse Margaret Miller, (Born Hardy) 1625 - 1673 Children; Alexander Miller, Born 1650 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire County, Scotland Randolph Miller, Born Circa 1650 Lancaster County, Virginia, USA Patrick Miller, Born Circa 1653, Lancaster, Virginia, USA John Miller, Born 1655, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA Christening Nov 9, 1620, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland Residence Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland"
The John Miller on this profile was married two times ...
John Miller and his wife Michall Christopher may have had another son named John Miller b: 29 Dec 1698; however he may have died as a child.
In October 1714 John Miller was administrator for the estate of John Hill. Was he related to John Miller's second wife Jane Hill ? Possibly a father or first husband of Jane Hill ? ... per this statement in my cousin Virginia "Jean" Agnew's papers stored in the Library of Virginia in Richmond: ... "John Miller's son, Patrick Miller married Elizabeth Hill in 1722, we think, as their children were named John and Jane - that Patrick Miller married his step-mother's day. [daughter] by her 1st marriage. John & Jane Miller seemed to have died young." 
8/3/1736: A John Miller witnesses a court order AND his son Christopher and his daughter's husband John Berry are the executors of his 1742 will, see below; source: Middlesex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Accounts, 1673-1812: published in 1989;:
"(p.74) John Wortham, Jacob Stiff and JOHN MILLER are witnesses. 3 Aug 1736"
"(p.218) Christopher Miller and John Berry, executors of JOHN MILLER, decd. 1 Mar 1742"
The last Will of John Miller (Jr.) was in probate court on 01 Mar 1742 and mentioned 100 and 150 acre propererties.
1742 Middlesex County, Virginia  ...
3/1/1742: From Middlesex County Virginia Wills, Inventories & Accounts, 1673-1812 published in 1989: "Christopher Miller and John Berry, executors of John Miller, decd."
1733: Info. on Armistead Churchill's likely son (also named Armistead) from FindAGrave:
Armistead Churchill, Jr BIRTH 25 Nov 1733 Middlesex County, Virginia, USA DEATH 13 Sep 1795 (aged 61) Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA BURIAL Blenheim Plantation Family Graveyard Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA MEMORIAL ID 143210622 · View Source SHARE SAVE TOSUGGEST EDITS MEMORIAL PHOTOS 1 FLOWERS 2 Armistead Churchill was the son of Armistead and Hannah (Harrison) Churchill of "Bushby Park" in Middlesex County, Virginia and the grandson of William and Elizabeth (Armistead) Churchill, and of Col. Nathaniel and Mary (Cary) Harrison of "Wakefield."
1761 (also likely Armistead Churchill, Jr.): On February 14th, 1761 in Northumberland County, Virginia, Armistead Churchill married Elizabeth Blackwell, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Steptoe) Blackwell of "Walnut Lodge" in Northumberland County. After his marriage to Elizabeth he removed to Fauquier County with two of Elizabeth's uncles and there they made their home till 1785 when they removed once again - this time to the fertile lands and wilds of western Kentucky. They travelled with members of the Blackwell family till they came to Jefferson County, Kentucky where Armistead Churchill established a plantation he called "Blenheim" a few miles south of the present site of Louisville, Ky. Here, he, his wife, and many of their children lie buried.
1784: The John Miller on this profile's grandson (Anderson Miller - son of Christopher Miller) witnessed the 12/12/1784 will of Joseph Batchelder. Joseph's wife was Anderson Miller's sister, Michal Batchelder. NOTE: JOSEPH BATCHELDER HAD PURCHASED LAND FROM WILLIAM CHURCHILL (ANOTHER SON OF ARMISTEAD CHURCHILL WHOSE LAND BORDER JOHN MILLER'S LAND NEAR WHAT IS NOW WAKE, VA). JOSEPH LEAVES THIS LAND TO HIS SON SAMUEL BATCHELDER). SEE BELOW:
Based on his father's (Joseph Batchelder) 12/12/1784 Middlesex County, Virginia will: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112003642136;view=1up;seq=191
"Joseph Batchelder, of Middlesex Co., Christ Church Parish, Will of; Lends to his wife Michal Batchelder during her life or widowhood all the testators estate both real and personal, to son Samuel Batchelder the land the testator purchased of Mr. William Churchill, to go to testators son James Batchelder should sd. Samuel die without lawful issue; son John Batchelder the land on which testator lives & should said John Batchelder die without lawful issue then this land to go to testators son Benjamin Batchelder. All the rest of his estate after his debts are paid to be equally divided between testators three youngest children, viz: Ann Anderson Batchelder James Batchelder, Benjamin Batchelder. Executrix, wife Michal Batchelder, Executor, Samuel Batchelder. Wit. Has. Edwards, Anderson Miller; Ann Blake, John Minter. Probated Jan. 24, 1785. Dated: Dec 12, 1784. W. B. 1772-87, p. 295"
Anderson Miller's sister (Michael (Miller) Batchelder) was Joseph Batchelder's wife. Joseph Batchelder notes in his will land he had purchased from William Churchill who was likely the son of Armistead Churchill noted in Anderson Miller's grandfather, John Miller's 1742 will. The Batchelder's originate around Bristol, England if you go back to 1500 on Geneanet.com.
After going through almost 200 documents for Isle of Wight County, Virginia associated with James Miller's (b: c1610) son, Edward Miller, I b: c1644 (who was the assumed brother of this John Miller's (b: c1665) father (John Miller b: c1636): it appears there are ties that bind all these Miller's. They all associated with many of the same Virginia families between 1680 and 1780 even though they each live in three different coastal Virginia counties. See the documents below that are based on a search of "Hadley" in Isle of Wight County, Virginia Wills, etc. on Ancestry.com ...
1675: A John Miller died 28 Dec 1675 in Charles Parish, York County, Virginia (per ancestry.com). He could not have been James Miller b: c1610 son since James died in 1656. He may have been a young first son of Ann and John Miller of Charles Parish; however their first child appears to have been born 13 years later. He could have been a son of John Miller of Elizabeth City County, Virginia that died as a child and another son of John's was also named John.
1683: A John Jones and Ambrose Hadley, Sr. witnessed the will of a Thomas Barnes in Isle of Wight County; in 1748 a Mathew Jones witnessed the Will of William Bidgood, Sr. who was the father of Nicholas Miller-I’s wife, Ann (Bidgood) Miller. NOTE: Also witnessing William Bidgood, Sr.’s 1748 Will was a Joseph Hill and prior to marring Sara (Hadley) Miller, John Miller b: c1665 had married Jane (Hill) Miller in about 1714 in Middlesex County.
1703: Ambrose Hadley Sr.’s Will: executor wife, Margaret; daughter, Elizabeth Edwards. Edward Miller, I in Isle of Wight Coutny in 1665 was involved with a document with a Thomas Edwards and in 1680 with a Charles Edwards.
1704: Middlesex County had no Miller land owners. The 1704 Virginia Rent Rolls included only 9 MILLERs ...
NOTE: The John Miller listed on the 1704 Rent Roll for Middlesex County was listed with 200 acres.
1723: Ambrose Hadley, Jr. in Isle of Wight County did an appraisal of an Alexander Matthews’ estate with Arthur Smith. Edward Miller, I married Sara (Smith) Miller who was the daughter of Nicholas Smyth/Smith who was related to Arthur Smith.
1723: John Dawson did the same appraisal above of Alexander Matthew’s estate with Ambrose Hadley, Jr. Edward Miller, I purchased land from William & Joan Dawson in 1664 in Isle of Wight County.
1730: Ambrose Hadley, Jr. in Isle of Wight County did an appraisal of Joseph Chapman’s estate with a William Wilson and an Edward Crocker; so there is also a tie to John Miller who died in 1689 in Elizabeth City County who is the assumed father of John Miller that married Sara Hadley around 1692 in Middlesex County. This 1730 William Wilson in Isle of Wight County is likely the son of the William Wilson that was the executor of John Miller’s 1689 estate in Elizabeth City County who also witnessed John Grove’s Will in Isle of Wight County in 1689 with Edward Miller, I. (NOTE: William Wilson father/son tie the John Miller that died in 1689 in Elizabeth City County to his presumed son, John Miller, b: c1665 who married Jane Hill and Sara Hadley in Middlesex County as well as to Edward Miller, I of Isle of Wight County). William Wilson, Sr. represented Elizabeth City County in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
1737: Ambrose Hadley, Jr. appraises the estate of a Thomas Summerell with a William Bidgood and a Joseph Hill. William Bidgood is the father of Nicholas Miller, I’s wife, Ann (Bidgood) Miller in Isle of Wight County and John Miller b: c1665 in Elizabeth City County married a Jane Hill in about 1714 in Middlesex County.
1778: Ambrose Hadley, Jr.’s Will was security and witnessed by a Robert Tynes. A Robert Tynes is also one of the persons that appoints the dower at Alice (Chapman) Miller’s death in 1750. Alice (Chapman) Miller is the wife of Nicholas Miller, I’s son (Nicholas Miller, II). Nicholas Miller, I is the son of Edward Miller, I. Nicholas Miller, I was likely named after Edward Miller, I's wife Sara (Smith) Miller's father (Nicholas Smyth/Smith). Nicholas Smyth/Smith represented Isle of Wight County in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
Other common surnames between the Hadley’s in Isle of Wight County & Edward Miller, I’s family in the same county ...
This John Miller's father was changed to Patrick Miller-29807 b: c1620 (from John Miller-45065 b: c1636 who's Will was in probate court on 18 Nov 1689 in Elizabeth City County).
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