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William Miller III (abt. 1768 - aft. 1782)

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William Miller III
Born about in Isle of Wight County, Virginiamap
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William was born about 1764. He was the son of Benjamin Miller and Frankie Unknown. He passed away after 1782.


  • William's father, Benjamin Miller

Dies: Will notes Capt Lewis Hatton to return $ paid for land Wife: Frankie; Son: William Miller; Ex: Wife; William Davis Wit: Robert Miller; Elizabeth Holmes; Elizabeth Wrenn; Security: Josiah Jordan

1782: A William Miller noted in Isle of Wight Co., VA 1782 Census with: James Miller; John Miller; Robert Miller (all relatives).

1783: Anne Virginia "Jean" Agnew's papers in Library of Virginia-Richmond note a William Miller in the 1783 Henrico Co. Census with 17 slaves which is likely the William Miller-II b- Abt. 1730 (in his early 50's) born in Isle of Wight Co., VA who relocated to Henrico Co., VA to be near his other Miller relatives with his wife Elizabeth Clayton (likely the Elizabeth mentioned in 1771 on William Miller-II's WikiTree profile).

1783: There is a second William Miler noted in the 1783 Henrico Co. Census with no slaves who is likely the William Miller b- Abt. 1768 of Isle of Wight Co., VA (son of Benjamin Miller) at age about 15 (grandson of William Miller-II).

31Mar1784 - Personal Property Tax Lists filed with Commonwealth: Henrico County, 7th Precinct: Dabnery Miller, William Miller, Joseph Kennedy (maybe Joseph Kennedy/Canody born 4/9/1768 in Virginia on, 3 White Tithes, 17 Slaves, 4 Horses, 15 Cattle (I feel this was Dabney A. Miller who would have been 2 weeks shy of his 16th birthday). 15 Cattle are quite a few cattle, so likely they were being raised/tended by 3 young men for beef for the troops of the Continental Army (business the Miller family was involved in).

1808 Cumberland Co., VA (just across river from Farmville, VA in Prince Edward Co.): A William Miller marries a Martha C. Street on 11/1/1808.

The cattle and slaves may have been "owned" by Dabney A. Miller's older nephew, Dabney Miller - b Abt. 1750. The William Miller noted above could be a descendant of the "Simon" Miller's of Rappahannock County, Virginia. I have not determined our relationship to the "Simon" Miller's.

At this point I feel the William Miller tending the cattle with "Danbery"/Dabney Millerand Joseph Kennedy was William Miller-III of Isle of Wight Co., VA. William Miller-III (WikiTree ID: Miller-52894) descended from Edward Miller-I, son of James Miller b- Abt. 1610. The Isle of Wight Miller's seem to have abandon Isle of Wight due to gradually reducing fortunes there for my Miller's. No Miller's appear on the next couple of Isle of Wight Co. Censuses after 1800. So I think the remaining Miller's in Isle of Wight joined with the more successful Miller's from Middlesex Co. who began to purchase land between Danville and Richmond, VA in the late 1700's in Prince Edward; Nottoway; Amelia; Chesterfield; etc. counties.

I would estimate that both William Miller-II and William Miller-III relocated from Isle of Wight Co., VA to Henrico Co. VA around 1770.

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