|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1853|
JOHN MILLER ISBELL
DIED AUG. 25, 1853, AGE 76.
Born 1777 Washington County, North Carolina (present-day Tennessee).
First Families of Tennessee
(East Tennessee Genealogical Society) accepts William Isbell, Levi Isbell and John Miller Isbell, as three sons of Zachariah Isbell, Jr., who settled in Sevier County in 1796. These three brothers appear in Sevier County records after Zachariah Jr.'s death. William and Levi went on together to Lincoln County, Tennessee, and later Alabama. John Miller Isbell moved to Monroe County, Tennessee.
Zachariah Isbell Sr. and Jr. fought at the Battle of King's Mountain during the Revolutionary War. Zachariah Isbell Jr. married Elizabeth Miller, daughter of John and Hannah Miller of Virginia. Zachariah Sr.'s wife was also named Elizabeth.
The Tennessee Gazette and Metro District Advertiser, Nov. 7, 1804: "Ranaway from subscriber living in Sevier county on the waters of the French Broad River, a negro named PETER. He is about 25 years old, 5 ft. tall, very stout and has a scar on one cheek. John Miller Isbell."
Similar classified advertisement with some rewording in the Tennessee Gazette, November 14, 1804, page one.
John Miller Isbell was a soldier in the War of 1812, for which service he received land on Corntassle Branch in the Hopewell community of Monroe County. More than six generations of the family lived here. They were among the founders of the Hopewell Baptist Church and several generations have been members.
John Miller Isbell's first wife is unknown. He is said to have married a second wife, Adaline Hawkins, which evidently is the marriage record of John M. Isbell to Mary A. Hawkins Jul 2, 1845, Monroe Co., TN. He married his third wife, Margaret Garganus, on December 22, 1847.
His name is listed as Miller Isbell on the 1830 and 1850 censuses of Monroe County and as John M. Isbel on the 1840 census. The 1850 census also documents that he was born in Tennessee.
A large number of his descendants today spell the name Isbill and sometimes give his name as John Miller Isbill.
William Isbell (1798 - 1876)*
Jason Isbell (1803 - 1870)*
Martin Isbell (1805 - 1883)*
Pendleton Isbill (1807 - 1887)*
Hopewell Baptist Cemetery
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