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Miller Woolum Cooper Relationships

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Miller Woolum Cooper Relationships

A place to examine the relationships between the descendants of Henry Miller, Jacob Woolum and Francis Cooper . A great way to add to your Associated Families list!


From Petersburg in Grant County to Peters Mountain in Pendleton; hopping over to Elkins in Randolph and down to Slaty Fork and Dunmore in Pocohontas; Frankford in Greenbrier to Zenith in Monroe; Narrows in Giles and Blacksburg in Montgomery to Wytheville in Wythe… Many associated families settled and mixed on or near the Seneca Trail.

Strong associations were formed during the Indian Wars and the determination of these early settlers and their descendants were steeled further by the Proclamation of 1763, even turning some pacifists into fighters. Some might say that the Proclamation was a primary motivator for the American Rebellion, especially considering that the numbers of soldiers from Virginia, the Northwest Territory, North Carolina and Georgia tend to be understated. More accurate accounting show that they outweigh the numbers coming from New England.

Fighting for their freedom in the Revolution and defending their new nation in the War of 1812, these deep bonds were further cemented in the next generations so… it is not unusual to find so many of the young ones from these same families moving together into Gallia. As a result, some complex relationships are bound to be formed.

Excerpt from Henry Miller Family and Descendants, Page 68 [1]


His first marriage was in 1859 when he married Lydia Woolum, the daughter of Jacob and Fannie (Neal) Woolum. An interesting matter of relationship was developed by five cousins from five different branches of the Miller family marrying into the same Woolum family.

These Woolum children were brothers and sisters, and all five companions above are grandchildren of Henry Miller, progenitor of these records. To further complicate matters, after Lydia Woolum Cooper died, William Cooper then married as his second wife, Comfort Massie Miller, widow of his uncle George, father of Sam Miller, whose wife was Elizabeth Woolum, the sister of William's dead wife and by whom William had eight children.

Thus, William, who was already blood cousin to Sam Miller and brother-in-law by marriage, by his new marriage became Sam Miller's step father, and it seems Comfort became his sister-in-law?

There were children involved by all the above marriages. William and Comfort had two children. Comfort and her first husband, George Miller, had five living children. And Comfort, when she married William still had not only her own children, but some step children at home, one of whom she was duty bound by her first husband's will, to care for.

Into this home, with the birth of children to William and Comfort, there then was (1) their children; (2) William and Lydia's children, (3) Comfort and George Miller's children and (4) at least one child, Comfort Miller, an afflicted daughter of George and Sarah Miller. So there were four different elements of relationship in the same home. So I feel William Cooper did not have an easy life. This is not the end of the relationship problem.

Here's another wrinkle. William Cooper's brother Jerry Cooper , was married to Polly Ann Miller, his first cousin (5). Polly Ann was a daughter of George Miller , and Comfort Massie, upon her marriage to George Miller, became step-mother to Polly Ann. She was already the sister-in-law to William Cooper. Comfort Miller, the afflicted daughter of George Miller was her full sister. Sam Miller was her full brother. With this new marriage of Comfort to William Cooper, her step-mother became her sister-in-law.

Profiles of the children:

(1) Children of William Cooper and Comfort Massie

(2) Children of William Cooper and Lydia Woolum

(3) Children of George Miller and Comfort Massie

(4) Children of George Miller and Sarah Smith

(5) Children of Jerry Cooper and Polly Ann Miller

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Additional Connections:

1st Cousin Marriages

Descendants of Christian Smith and Elizabeth

  • Polly Louise Smith, granddaughter of Christian and Elizabeth, married Henry Nelson, grandson of Henry Miller; 01 Mar 1811, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA [Pettit-1863]
  • Lydia Smith, granddaughter of Christian and Elizabeth, married Benham Coler Nelson, grandson of Henry Miller; 10 Jun 1815, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA [Pettit-1863]
  • Sarah Smith, granddaughter of Christian and Elizabeth, married George Miller, son of Henry Miller; 1830, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA [Pettit-1863]

Descendants of Catharine Miller, daughter of Jacob A Miller and Elizabeth Metzger; married 1798, Pennsylvania, USA

Descendants of Walter Neal and Winifred Wood; married 1774, Bedford, Virginia, USA

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Descendants of Wray

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Descendants of Asbury

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Descendants of Depriest

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  • Source: HMFD - Henry Miller Family and Descendants Chester I Miller, Henry Miller Family and Descendants, Chester I Miller, 4385 Roberts Mill Rd SW, London, OH 43140, June 25, 1980
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