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Edward Miller IV (abt. 1738)

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Edward Miller IV
Born about in Isle of Wight County, Virginiamap
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Died [date unknown] in Henrico County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
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Edward was born about 1738. He was the son of Thomas Miller and Rebecca Robinson. He passed away before 1782.


  • Thomas Miller noted as son-in- law/Ex to Richard Robinson in Richard's Sept, 1757 will & Edward Miler is noted as son to Thomas Miller; other Leg: Richard's wife & God-daug Betty Wilson; Wit: George Wilson; Rebecca Miller-mother?

No Isle of Wight documents discovered to date related to this Edward Miller, and he was not noted in the 1782 county census so he had died by then or moved to another county. No known children discovered at this point.

Jean Agnew's papers in Library of Virginia do note that there was an Edward Miller on the 1783 Henrico Co., VA Census with 7 slaves. Other Miller's noted in 1783 Henrico Co. census are Dabney Miller (18s); John Miller (6s); 2nd John Miller (2s); "Nat." Miller (2s); Richard Miller (blank s); William Miller( 17s); 2nd William Miller (blank s).

I have not found any documented Edward Miller's from the Middlesex Co., VA Miller line. I think the given name Edward came into the family when James Miller b- Abt. 1610 married Mary Trotman and Mary's father was Edward Trotman so James & Mary named a son, Edward Miller b- Abt. 1644 after Mary's father. This Edward Miller purchased 250 acres in Isle of Wight Co., VA in 1666 and lived there (named his son also Edward; who then named his son Edward Miller; etc to the Edward Miller-IV of this WikiTree profile. So I am inclined to state that the Edward Miller noted in the 1783 Henrico Co. Census was Edward Miller-IV from Isle of Wight Co., VA who would be Dabney Miller b-1750 3rd. cousin once removed and in his mid 40's in 1783. Edward Miller-IV likely moved to Henrico Co. as a young man and may have later joined Dabney Miller in Henrico Co. to work with him on his contract(s) to supply George Washington's armies. My Miller's disappeared in Isle of Wight Co., VA by about 1800. It appears the wealth of my Miller's in Isle of Wight Co., VA peaked about 1740 and dropped over the next 50 years or so to the point that all had died or left Isle of Wight County by around 1800. This decline of wealth could have been due to the poor soil in Isle of Wight Co., VA for tobacco production and thus lower incomes for anybody involved with the marketing of tobacco to Europe (which I think my Miller's may have been involved in this market from the later 1600's to a few years leading up to the American Revolution when tobacco trade with Europe quickly dropped to near zero. My Miller's moved into the transport of supplies for George Washington's armies as their efforts/income dropped related to transport of tobacco to ports for shipment to Europe.

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